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fr TRIPLE NUMBER. "
Direct Evidence Connecting Him
With the Assassination
of Dr. Cronin.
TALE OF THE WHITE HORSE.
W-' A Baling of the Presiding Judge
Creates Quite a Sensation.
FOECED TO COEEECT HIS DECISION.
Witnesses Who Read Ken-apapcri Are
y Competent to Give Testimony More
Expert Opinion! as to the Crime of Ibe
Murdered Sinn's Death The Absurd
Theory Advanced by the Defense
Dramatic Story of Liveryman Dinan
The Team That Was Concerned in the
Tragedy Great Crowds Attend the
After the introduction of additional
medical testimony in the Cronin trial yes
terday the prosecution put Liveryman
Dinan on the stand. He told of Detective
Conghlin hiring the white horse which car
ried the Doctor to his death, and of his
afterward enjoining silence upon the sub
ject. The defense was unable to shake his
story in the least upon cross-examination.
A ruling by Judge McConnell caused quite
a sensation, and was finally reversed,
rsrsciAi. miCBiir to tux sisrATcn.
Chicago, October 26. It was again cold
and dismal around the Criminal Court
building when the Cronin case was resumed
this morning. Bain splashed against the
windows and the day grew so dark that the
electric lights -were lighted. Npthwitstand
ing the storm a large crowd besieged the
entrance and bawled for admission. Men
and women were banked along the brick
wall and received the pelting the ram cave
them without any evidence of discomfort.
When the prisoners,led by ex-Senior War
den Beggs. tramped into the room from the
slippery bridge of sighs, every seat re
served for spectators was occupied. Many
women, whose bonnets and wraps had been
disarranged by the storm, were on the long
black benches. Among them the silly girl
who has been carrying on a flirtation with
Kunze and Burke. She smiled at all the
prisoners as they marched in single file to
EEATUBE OF THE DAT.
Court was in session just two hours and a
half. In that time the prosecutors intro
duced two rare witnesses, and successfully
combatted a remarkable ruling by Judge
McConnell. They did not attempt to pre
sent any additional evidence as to the
identity of the body found in the. catch
basin on the Eranston road or to strengthen
their almost invulnerable proof that the
corpse was not injured in its removal from
the basin to the Sheffield avenue police
They did, however, continue their inquiry
ss to the cause of Dr. Cronin's death, and
succeeded in substantiating all the sensa
tional and vital points made by Surgeon
Perkins, who removed the viscera and the
top of the skull of the body at the autopsy.
The new witness was Dr. D. G. Moore, who
witnessed and assisted in the dissection.
His presence in the witness chair was
clearly a surprise to the lawyers for the de
fense. Dr. Moore did not testify at the
coroner's inquest or before the grand jury,
and he made no deposition in the extradi
tion of Burke.
OBJECTED TO BY THE DEFENSE.
Mr. Forrest, drawing these admissions
from the witness, objected to his giving
testimony, but the Court promptly over
ruled the objection, and the doctor began
his ghastly story of the appearance of the
wounds and the condition of the viscera.
These cashes the witness was convinced
were necessarily mortal. Death had come
Irom concussion or contusion of the brain,
and not from a hemorrhage caused by the
severing of the facial and occipital arteries.
These blood vessels, the autopsy showed,
were cut, as they had retracted and could
not be found.
"While a strong man could bleed to death
from the severing of these arteries dissolu
tion would not be speedy, as these vessels
are small. Death had doubtless come from
the shock the brain received and while the
hemorrhage was yet in progress. A thor
ough examination of the viscera showed no
signs of ante mortem degeneration; this
was another proof that the doctor had died
from violence. The brain, however, was
A JfETT PBOPOSITION.
Cross-examiner Forrest, with his grim
face wrinkled in a smile, asked if there
were not some grounds for believing that
Dr. Cronin died suddenly of acute brain
trouble. This was a new move by the de
fense. The witness declared that the healthy
condition of the viscera was in itself a con-
vincing refutation of such an assertion.
? Then Mr. Forrest suggested the possibility
of sudden death from chronic brain trouble,
and asked, if such was the fact, whether the
surgeons who conducted the autopsy could
determine it by the appearance of the brain.
As there had been no brain to examine,
Dr. Moore was unable to combat this
strange theory. The witness was satisfied
from the contused condition of the wounds
that they had been inflicted before death.
In his opinion it was impossible to have any
, contusion about a scalp wound made after
death. 'Mr. Forrest, still looking for a
cudgel with which to break the damaging
testimony of the surgeon, was rewarded a
moment later by drawing from the witness
theadmusion that he had but a few hours
before- read the newspaper reports of Dr.
Egbert's testimony of the previous day.
SOMETHING OF A SENSATION.
Then Mr. Forrest created a sensation by
moving that Burgeon Moore's entire testi
mony be stricken from the record. Judge
McConnell, to the amazement of nearly
everybody in the room, sustained the mo
tion. A dramafcc scene foil wed and sup
pressed exclamations of surprise burst from
the audience. Mr. Forrest, with a tri
umphant aaile, walked hurriedly past his
associates and s-ipped a glass of water.
For an instant the publio prosecutors
were dnmfounded. -Mr. Hynes was the
first to combat the 'ruling. His face was
crimson with passion-as he drew his massive
form above the table at which he
was sitting and ina loud voice declared
that if such an unprecedented ruling
were observed the trial might just as
well stop. there, and then, raising his arms
so that his clenched fists were on a level
with the bar of the court, Mr, Hynes chal
lenged Judge McConnell to show authori
ties to sustain such a ruling.
The big lawyer was Luther Laffiin Mills,
pale with excitement. The index finger of
his right hand was shaking nervously at the
ALL ON TKEIE FEET.
Almost before Mr. Hynes had finished his
thundering attack, the clear, resonant voice
of Mr. Mills arose above the noise of the
street and the mumbling of the spectators.
He too declared that it was time to stop the
case if the testimony of the rest of the
State's witnesses was to be excluded for the
reason that they had read the testimony of
witnesses who had preceded them on the
State's Attorney Longenecker .nervously
watched the fight being waged by Jus asso
ciates. Hurrying down the center aisle
were Mr. Ingham and Mr. Scanlan, who
were on their way to the State's Attorney's
office for authorities. Judge McConnell sat
in his chair with his head in his hands.
Before him were Mr. Hynes and Mr.'Mills,
the first red and violent in attack, the other
almost startling in his pallor.
The prisoners leaned forward and watched
the struggle with intense interest. The
prosecutors had scarcely resumed their
seats to watch the effect of their first volley
when Mr. Forrest arose and intimated that
Dr. Moore had been called at the eleventh
hour to patch up the holes in the testimony
of Assistant County Physician Egbert.
This was a taunt that brought Mr. Hynes
and Mr. Mills to their feet and called forth
a censure irom the court.
Judge McConnell, speaking in a low
voice, then said that if such a ruling was
enforced in its spirit there would be no rea
son for continuing the case, bnt he did not
contemplate such a course. Mr. Hynes,
seeing that the Court was retreating, now
leaped to his feet and with a burst of
rhetoric that came very near provoking ap
plause in the benches of the spectators
declared that with such a ruling as that de
livered from the Bench tne testimony of
honorable men who would appear for the
State and who could not be influenced by
newspaper reports "would be excluded, while
the testimony of perjurers who would swear
that they had not read the newspaper ac
counts of the trial would go on record.
As the big lawyer sat down, Mr. Ingham
and Mr. Scanlan returned with law books
piled high upon their arms. But the battle
was now over and the vrosecution had won.
With much deliberation and a gratuitous
encomium on the press for its enterprise and
influence, Judge McConnell reversed his
previous decision and ruled that the testi
mony of witnesses who had read the news
paper reports of the testimony of other wit
nesses was competent, and that it must be
admitted. Mr. Forrest thereupon took
an exception to the admission of Dr. Moore's
CONCERNING ME. COTJGHLIN,
After this sensation was over the prosecu
tion made a sudden shift irom the finding of
the body and the autopsy to the events of
May 4, the day on which Dr. Cronin was
murdered, introducing Patrick Dinan, the
livery man who rented a rig to Conghlin's
mysterious friend on the fatal night. The
story of the witness was- intensely interest
ing, and had a noticeable effect oji.Coughlin,
who moved nneasilyiirhisieai. ' '
Dinan had known Conghlin for five years.
On May 4 the detective came to the stable
and engaged a rig for a friend who was to
call for it at 7 o'clock that evening. At
that hour a young man, who was closely
muffled iu a faded overcoat and who wore a
soft hat, the rim of which was turned down
so as to conceal the eyes of its owner,
called at the stable and asked for a rig
which Couchlin had engaged.
The stranger's trousers were frayed at the
bottom, his boots were muddy and his mus
tache was dark at the roots, but sandy at
the edges. He also had about a week's
growth of beard on his face. Dinan called
for an old white horse for the stranger and
the beast was harnessed to a buggy which
had a White chapel body.
NOT EfcjLTi SATISFIED.
The stranger fonnd faul with the rig,
and suggested that he be given a chestnut
horse which stood harnessed in the stable.
But Dinan refused to make the change.
The stranger was also opposed to the buggy
assigned to him because it had no side cur
tains. Dinan said the night was dark, and
with the top up his customer could easily
escape recognition from the street if he so
The strange man drove out of the barn at
7:10 o'clock. He went directly north and
in the direction of Dr. Cronin's home.
Dinaa watched the horse pass Chestnu;
street, and saw that he was working in -good
form. That was the last he saw of the rig
until the next day. Two days after the dis
appearance of Dr. Cronin, Dinan went to
the Fast Chicago avenue police station to
see Captain Schaack about a visit he had
received from a policeman, who had asked
him if he had had a white horse out on the
night of the murder.
There he met Coughlin. who, noticing the
liveryman's excitement, asked him what
kind'ofahorse he had given his friend.
Dinan replied that the animal was white.
Then Coughlin, becoming nervous, request
ed Dinan to keep quiet about the transac
tion, as he and Dr. Cronin were not good
friends and an exposure of the deal. might
cause him trouble.
Dinan, however, being determined to
clear up the mystery made a full report of
the hiring of the rig to Captain Schaack.
The next time Dinan met Coughlin the
latter said he had just seen his friend, who
was on his way to a railroad station to take
a train for New Mexico. Mr. Forrest
made repeated efforts to have the conver
sation between Dinan and the stranger at
the barn stricken from the record, but the
Court overruled all of his motions. The
third time Dinan met Coughlin was soon
after Mrs. Conklin's failure to identify the
old white horse as the animal that carried
the Doctor to bis-doom. Both had heard of
the incident and Coughlin being exuberant,
exclaimed, "I'd hate to trust you with any
thing. You are a clear case ot a weakener."
Mn Forrest, in his cross-examination of
the witness, resorted to many subterfuges to
entrap him, but Dinan being blessed with
a remarkable memory, could not be shaken.
The case will be resumed at 10 o'clock
A GIRL AND A BOOTBLACK
Moke Matters Rather Lively for an India
crert Telegraph Operator.
SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO Till DISPATCH.!
Washington, Pa., October 26. A
young man named Cargo, a telegraph op
erator in the Western Union office at Pitts
burg, but who for the past few weeks has
been temporarily engaged in the Western
Union office here, was knocked down last
night and rendered senseless for a time by
Miss Amanda Elder, an employe of the
Opera House restaurant, adjoining the tele
graph office, whi.m she alleges, he had in
sulted and assaulted. She gave bail for
Nelson Grav, a bootblack, who held Cargo
while Miss Elder thrashed him, was arrested,
and, being unable to furnish bail, was sent
IBOUBLES IN SAMOA.
Advices Which Confirm the Report That a
Battle lias Been Bong-lit Ceremo
nies Attending- the Elec
tion of a King. "
San Feancisco, October 26. The steam
ship Mariposa, arrived from Australia to
day, touching at New Zealand, the Samoan
Islands and Honolulu en route. She brings
no advices from Samoa tending to confirm
the statement that a battle had occurred be
tween th'e natives, as reported by cable.
The fighting, if any, took place
after the steamship had passed the islands.
The various districts In Samoa held ameet
ing October 2 for "the purpose of electing a
King to govern the islands pending ratifi
cation by the representative powers of the
report of the Berlin conference. The meet
ing was attended ly representatives of
nearly all the districts, and about 2,000 per
sons were present
Mataafa was elected King. The old
Kins. Malietoa, who was recently brought
back from the Marshall Islands, was pres
ent and was in a very feeble condition. He
addressed the people and thanked Mataafa
for all he had done for the Samoans
during his own banishment. He
closed his speech by saying: "We
all have full faith in Mataafa, and
under his guidance you will now become
prosperous people and permanent peace
will be secured to Samoa. I. now relirein
favor of Mataafa. Germany has only tried
to frighten us. It is now more than ever
our duty to support our new Government
Some excitement exists on account of fears
of impending trouble on the island of Sa
vaii, some of Tamasese's followers having
been giving trouble there. The latest in
formation is that they attacked and injured
the chief belonging to Mataafa's party.
When this news was received, Mataafa sent
word to his. people at the place where the
trouble occurred, to demand that the guilty
parties be'delivered to them. The excite
ment has been increased here by the fact
that 100 of Mataafa's followers are- now
leaving Apia for Savaii, where thev will be
joined by others, and their intention is to
burn the house of Tamasese's men. If the
parties who attacked the chief are not given
up peaceably, it is not improbable that the
expedition may result in an open conflict.
WHY JULIAN WAS BE1I0YED.
The Usual Consequence of a Change of Ad
ministration. ISrECIAL TSLEGBAX TO TOE DISPATCH.!
Indianapolis, October 26. George Ww
Julian, who was removed from the office of
Surveyor General of New Mexico, by Gen
eral 'Harrison, makes a public statement of
the circumstances of his removal, in which
he says the courtesy shown General Manson
was not tendered him. His term of office
did not expire until January, 1891. When
the notice of his removal came, he addressed
a note to Hon. William Stone, of the Land
Office, at Washington, asking what charges,
if any, were on file against him.
General Stone said that he understood that
Mr. Julian had been removed partly for
political- and partlj for personal reasons.
In conclusion he said: "I don't know any
sufficient reason for your removal other than
those usually existing in a change of ad
ministration, to the consequence of which
yon, as well of others, must expect to
Mr. Julian says there was little in New
Mexico to make life attractive, although he
took an interest in his work and was, he be
lieved, saving the Government a good deal
of money by keeping the timber and land
thieves cowed. As soon as he left the office
they began to swarm around again as if
they carried Government commissions.
v- ,PAI1KG OUT'THE FUND.
The Methods by Which the Reller Contrlbn.
tlons Are Distributed.
tSPICIAL TZLEGEAU TO THZ DISPATCH.1
Johnstown, October 26. The body of a
woman was recovered this evening in the
Stony Creek river. The fund for the pur
pose of continuing the search is still grow
ing, hundreds of dollars being received
every day. One hundred and thirty-one
bodies have been lifted in Grand View Cem
etery and reinterred this week, but owing to
their bad condition less than a dozen were
identified. Next week they will begin in
the Prospect Hill Cemetery, and as a great
many of the bodies here were embalmed, it
is thought many of them will be identified.
About 100 checks were put out by Kre
mer's clerks to-day, Mr. Kremer having
gone to Harrisburg. The payments are now
being made to those who lost less than $2,000.
These will be fully two-thirds of the whole
number of cases, but it will only take about
530,000 to pay them in the manner it is now
being done. There will therefore be about
$1,200,000 remaining for those whose losses
were over 52,000, and thus it is clearly seen
that the larger part of this great charity fund
'will yet go to the comparatively wealthy in
stead of the podr, as most of those who lost
over $2,000 are those who own real estate or
have other assets.
IT WILL BE INVESTIGATED.
An Insane Asylam Patient Dies Under Some
what Peculiar Circumstances.
Chicago, October 26. A. E. Charve
neaux, an old Frenchman who has for the
past several years been an inmate of the
Jeffersonville Asylum) died yesterday at
that institution. The certificate of Dr.
Bentley, an assistant physician at the
asylum, states that the deceased came to his
death from exhaustion and acute mania.
There is no reference to certain wounds on
the face and neck of the dead man.
Irs. Charveneaux, wife of the deceased,
on viewing the body, demanded that a post
mortem examination be held, and in ac
cordance with her wishes the undertaker
notified the Coroner. The body was brought
in from the asvlum this morning on a St.
Panl train and was taken to the morgue.
There are several bruises or contusions on
the head and face, but they have not the ap
pearance of being serious enough to cause
TRAIN WEECKEE8 CAPIDSED.
The Peculiar Manner- In Which Two of
Them Were Caught.
tBoCRESTEB, Ind., October 26. Near
this place, where the Lake Erie and West
ern Bailway track crosses the Chicago and
Atlantic, the company is replacing a wooden
structure with an iron bridge and the bridge
builders are putting in temporary trestle
work. Last night at a late hour, residents
were awakened by cries for help, and upon
going to the trestlework, found one man
trying to lift- a heavy timber which had
fallen upon his comrade. Investigation
showed that they had tried to remove one of
the supporters, and in this manner the
fallen man had been pinned down.
The uninjured man was recognized as a
party recently serving a term for train
wrecking, and it is believed that they had
in view the wrecking of one of the" pas
senger trains which would have been due at
that point in a short time. Both were ar
rested. A New Crnlser Successfully Launched.
San Feancisco, October 26. The' new
cruiser San Francisco was successfully
launched to-'dayat the shipyard of theUnion
Iron Works, in this city, in the presence of
a large crowd of people. The cruiser was
christened by two young ladies, daughters
of Commodore Benham and Henry T. Scott,
of the iron works. The cruiser will not be
readyior its trialtrip before next spring,
THE BATTLE EAGING.
A Fierce Struggle in the Closing
Days of the Ohio Campaign.
ANYTHING TO DEFEAT F0EAKEE
Is the Democratic Cry. but Bepublicans
Peel Sure of Victory.
"FOSTER CLAIMING THE LEGISLATUEE.
Hamilton County Bay Send a Dlilaea Delegation to
ths State House.
The Ohio Democrats are making a de
termined effort to defeat Governor Foraker,
and it is estimated that he will run behind
the rest of the ticket. His election is confi
dently claimed, however, by 10,000 ma
jority. The registration lists closed at 9
o'clock last evening throughout the State.
It is possible that the Legislature may be
split, the Bepublicans having the House
and the Democrats the Senate.
rSFECtAI. TKZJCQBAM TO THS DISPATCH.)
Columbds, October 26. The registration
in the cities of the State was completed at 9'
o'clock' to-night and the total figures will
furnish a basis' for an estimate of the sub
stantial results of the election. While these
estimates are liable to deceive and be con
siderably warped by the results in the rural
districts, yet it. is generally conceded that
the countrymen do not change very much
when a State election follows a heated cam
paign. Much accuracy can be placed -upon the
registration figures in the cities when the
whole ticket is considered, but when an ex
ception is made and a special fight waged,
as it has been, against Governor Foraker,
the vote is liable to disfigure the registra
tion considerably so far as the head of the
ticket is concerned. In many respects the
registration in Columbus is a disappoint
ment, and especially so to the Bepublicans,
although there can be no definite results
given before Monday.,
A LITTLE COMPABISON.
The total registration the first three days
last fall was 17,"791. The decrease yester
day, however, counterbalanced the increase
in registration the two preceding days, the
estimated total being 17,496. This is 295
less than the total for three days last fall.
The total registered vote last year was 20,
225. It is probable that the total registra
tion this year will fall from 500 to 1,000 be
low last year, though there are some confi
dent the results will be about even.
There were 2,431 voters registered the
fourth day last year, and it is hardly prob
able this number will be reached to-day. A
glance at several of the sheets an hour or
more before the registration closed indi
cated that the total for to-day would fall
far short of that of the fourth and last day
There is a possibility, however, it.will go
even. Owing to a heated local contest the
Democrats have secured the best of the
registration in Columbus. They have done
more work and in a more systematic
There is a strong feeling here against
Governor Foraker, .owing to the fact (bat
he has had the opposition of several promi
nent Bepublicans, who have been working
openly against him, and have found news
paper space for their expressions, The
Democrats do- not pretend Jo deny Jbe fapl,
against Governor Foraker, and are trying
to save Campbell above everything else.
At Bepublican headquarters they also
recognize that this is the sitnation, and
have taken steps to bring the head of the
ticket to the front as much as
possible. The Democratic Committee has
a sub-committee in each precinct of the
State, which will give special attention to
the head ot the ticket during the next week
and to the closing of the polls, but the Be
publicans have taken steps to meet this on
slaught. Some of Foraker's strongest friends have
come to his rescue, and he will not be de
feated for want of working material from
now until election day.
There appears to be no dispute as to the
point that the republicans will carry the
Legislature, regardless of the way which
Hamilton county goes. It is believed that
the Bepublicans will have a majority in
both branches. Ex-Governor Foster, who
is giving special attention to the Legisla
tive tickets, is sanguine that there will be
a large Bepublican majority in the Legis
lature, and he places Foraker's plurality
from 10,000 to 15,000. Taking the worst
view of the case, he does not think the plu
rality can fall below the former figures.
The Democrats are about to get some as
sistance from the Liquor League, which is
strongest at Cleveland, bnt it is not thought
they can control the brewers and dealers to
a serious extent
BEHIND THE TICKET.
The Determined Fight Upon Foraker Hnv
Ing gome Effect A Republican
Honse and a Democratlo Sen-
. ate The Hamilton County
tBPECIAL TXXEQBAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
Cincinnati, October 26.To-day ended
the opportunity for registering in Cincin
nati. Up to yesterday there had been a
decided falling oft as cpmpared with last
year. Yesterday there was a slight pull up
which was further increased to-day. The
outlook in Ohio to-night from a conservative
standpoint, based on returns from over 40
counties and on interviews with well-posted
men on both sides, is for a Bepublican vic
tory. Foraker. from all indications, will
,run considerably behind his ticket, some
say as much as 8,000 in the State.
The Legislative delegation-from Hamil
ton county "will be divided. A reasonable
prediction at this hour is that the delega
tion will stand nine Bepublicans and four
Democrats, as against 14 Bepublicans now,
the county having one less Senator, this
year. In the State at large the Bepublicans
have made unusually wise selections for the
lower House, and that branch of the Legis
lature will be safely Bepublican without
Hamilton county. The Senate will be close.
There is a possibilityjthatjit will bo Demo
cratic by one or two. Good judges place
Foraker's majority in the State at 8,000 to
10,000, and for the balance of the State
ticket 10,000 to 15,000.
This, Hamilton, county may reverse its
majority of 4,000 two years ago fcr For
aker and give Campbell a slight majority,
owing to local causes and the determination
ofthesaloonists to get revenge for what
thev term oppressive legislation. Few Be
puh'licans admit, however, that Foraker
will lose the county, and at Bepublican.
headquarters to-night 2,000 majority is
claimed for him. At Democratic head
quarters 1,200 to 1,500 is claimed for Camp
bell. They also claim the entire Legisla
tive ticket, except possibly three candi
dates. At this hour (midnight) three-fourths of
the city has been heard from. The returns
so far indicate that the total registration
will be about 10 per cent, or some
jG,000 short of last year. The
principal shortages are in Bepublican
wards and precincts. Democrats are more
hopeful since this result is known, 'and Be
jmulicans; find comfort in the assertion,- of.
OCTOBER 27, 1889.
labor leaders that their party is secretly but
strongly organized, and will vote the Bo-
fnblican ticket largely. As near as can now
e figured the total registration runs close to
. SUBE OF Y10T0BY.
Too Republicans of Northeastern7 Ohio Very
Confident of Success The Legisla
tive Contest and Senatorial
rSFXCIAL TXLIOKAX TO TBS DIBPATCIM
Cleveland, October 26. Begistration
in. this city closed to-night at 9 o'clock, and
it is estimated that the total number of
voters will be between 35,000 and 36,000.
The registration for 1887 for the election of
geretary of State was 32,475, and Jn 1888
for the .Presidental contest reached the
high water mark of 42,876. The citizns
qualified to vote this year are therefore 7,000
less than in 1888. This falling off is due to
the natural decline of interest after a Pres
i'dental election, and the very general feel
ing among Bepublicans that the re-election
of Governor Foraker is assured.
The Gubernatorial campaignhasbeen con
ducted with vigor thronghout Northeastern
Ohio and there is no doubt that these coun
ties will all return handsome majorities for
the present Governor. The legislative
ticket in this city is particularly strong on
the Bepublican side, and will undoubtedly
be elected. Northeastern Ohio will send a
solid Bepublican delegation to the legisla
ture.; Especial interest centers on the leg
islative ticket because a successor to Senator
Payne is to be chosen.
Major yfilliam 3IcKinley, Jr., and ex
Governbr Charles Foster. are both Northern
Ohio men, and the former is a-possible and
the latter an avowed candidate for the
United States Senate. The strong backing
they" will gel from this section of the State
will be an important factor in deciding the
contest The Cuyahoga county Bepublican
ticket, with the possible exception .of
Coroner F. W. Walz, who seeks re-election,
will be carried by a comfortable majority.
A LIGHT TOTE THEEE.
Tho Registration In Northwestern Ohio Not
Up to Last Year.
rSPIClAL TELEOKA1I TO TUX DISPATCH-l
Toledo, October 26. The last day of
general registration of eleotors closed at 9
o'clock to-night Beturns indicate that the
total registration for the city of Toledo will
be about 12,800, about 1,700 short of the
number of votes cast at the last Presidental
election. Bach party made strenuous ef
forts to get out a full registration, and-poli-ticians
are slightly disappointed at the
shortage. It is' believed that Democrats
will suffer more than Bepublicans by the
falling off. More interest is felt in legis
lative than Gubernatorial fight Messrs.
Griffin and JMesser, present representatives,
both Bepublican, will probably be re
turned, although Mr. Griffin's chances are
regarded a little uncertain.
The Senatorial fight in the district is ex
tremely uncertain, both "parties confidently
predicting success, but 'the most conserva
tive on each side say that the district will
send one Democrat and one Bepublican in
place of two Bepublicans. The presence of
Mr. Campbell, Democratic candidate for
Governor, here three days ago and his rous
ing speech, has'put a little more life in the
STILL HOLDING THE F0BCE.
Progress of tho War Upon tho Dark and
Louisville, October 26. Judge Lewis
is In possession of Harlan Court House, and
his numbers are constantly increasing. He
jas 65 well-armed men, and h confident of
"i&pluiinffHfoara'and! his jiartyTAitaccount
of the feud has been received here, giving
the 8toVies.of both sides. The Howards
claim that the trouble originated in the
killing in self-defense of Bobert Turner, in
1882, and that Wilson Howard, under in
dictment for killing William Turner in the
quarrel ensuing, cannot get a fair trial, and,
therefore, resists arrest
The Turners, represented by JudeeLewis,
claim that Bobert and William Turner were
murdered without provocation and Wilson
Howard must be bronght to trial. The
Howards greatly outnumber the Turners
and can secure' justice at least Judge
Lewis is not a relative of the Turners and
was drawn into the fight only in discharge
of his duty.
KOff SURE IT IS TA8C0TT.
The Philadelphia Tascott Says That He
Steals for a Living,
Philadelphia, October 26. The man
suspected of being Tascott, had a prelim
inary hearing before a committing magis
trate this afternoon on the charge ot forgery.
He gave his name as Albert Sutherland and
his residence as Chicago, which city he said
he left last January. When asked what he
did for a living he coolly replied: "I steal."
Upon Chief Woods' statement that the man
might be wanted on a more serious charge,
the Magistrate held him in $20,000 bail.
The Chief had another long talk with tha
orisoner this afternoon, and iound out that
he knew all about Tascott, being fully con
versant with all the facts connected with
that notorious person. He declares that he
will not go to Chicago if he can help it.
THE CAUCASIANS AHEAD.
Colored Voters Do Not Show Up Well in the
Eichmond, October 26. This was
general registration day throughout the
State and rain has been somewhat general,
and as a consequence the voters of the State
at large did not turn ont as generally as
they would have done had the weather been
Beturns from this city and contiguous
counties show that the whites have gained
about 2,000 over the colored in the registered
TBIED TO K0B A BANK.
A Determined Effort That Was
Uiica, October 26. A determined effort
was made to rob the First National Bank
at Frankfort last night The door of the
vault was forced off, the walls pulled down,
and gunpowder used in attempt to break
through the steel casing, but without avail.
Whether the robbers became disgusted
and gave up the attempt or were frightened
away is not known. A large amount of
money was in the vault No clew.
A HUNTEE'S FATAL MISTAKE.
He Thought His Comrade Was a Wild
Turkey and Fired.
HoLLtDAYSBTRG, October 26. This
afternoon Benjamin Cooper shot and in
stantly killed Lloyd Harrish, aged 21 years.
The two men were hunting wild tnrkeys in
the mountains in Catherine township, and
while Harrish was crawling through the
bushes Cooper snot him, thinking he was a
A Railroad That Has Been Abandoned.
Beading, October 26. In court here to
day on motion of counsel for the Pennsyl
vania Bailroad Company, the charter of the
Beading and Lebanon Bailroad Company
was dissolved, and all its rights and fran
chises extinguished. The Beading and Leb
anon road'was chartered so as to have been
built next year from this city to Lebanon,
and eventually to Harrisburg by the Penn
sylvania road, but it has now been aban-
40Mit v . . vs,
JOHN L'S LAST JAG
Comes Near Being Really the Last
One He Could Ever Accumulate.
A PI0T TO ASSASSINATE SULL1YAN
Foiled by the Bie 'Un Dropping Off to Sleep
in a Barber's Chair.
A BAD GANG HAD IT IN FOB HIM.
One of the Crowd of Toughs Slashes Another Desp
With a Eaior.
An attempt was made in Boston last
evening to anger John L. Sullivan, get him
to attack one ot his gang of tormentors, and
then shoot him in alleged self-defense. The
plot failed because the champion sat down
in a barber's chairand fell asleep, but two
members of the gang,got to fighting among
themselves-and one of them slashed the
other with a razor.
fPPECIAL TEJ.EOBAM TO THS DISPATCH.
Boston, October 26. Early this evening
the town was flooded with rumors, some of
which had John L. Sullivan slain with a
razor, while others named him as thewielder
of the weapon. Such rumors proved to be
false, but there is a good story behind them,
in which the champion figured. There was
a murderous cutting affray, but Sullivan,
for once, was npt in it He was taking it
easy in a barber shop, while Tommy Kelly
and another fighter were doing the carving.
Ever since the Kerrigin-Wallace fight,
Thursday night, Sullivan has been on a
racket, and he had a good;sized jag on to
night. All day the big fellow and -Tommy
Kelly, a fighter of less renown, Tom Keefe,
alias Shea, who has jusf-finished a term of
three years for highway; robbery, and John
Byan, a Cambridge sport, had been paint
ing the i town, visiting barroom after bar
room and drinking at every place.
past op a plot.
There are ugly rumors about to the effect
that this was a part of the plot to get Sulli
van drunk, provoke him into making an
assault, and then shoot him. Bnmbr has it
that Shea was angered by Sullivan's ac
tions at the Thursday night fight, and as
soon as he got drunk he laid for the big fel
low with a gun. He was not so drank,
though, that lie didn'i have a wholesome
respect for the law, and if such was his in
tention he played his cards welL
Bnt Sullivan would not get -mad. Shea
insulted him in a most outrageous and un
provoked manner, and kep't at it so persist
ently as to give some color to the story of a
plot to kill Sullivan. He wanted Sullivan
to make the first assault, knowing that pub
lic opinion would secure his acquittal on
the ground of self-defense. Sullivan's
phenomenal streak of good temper perhaps
saved his life. He listened good-naturedly
to Shea's talk, and, seeing the horrified look
on the faces of all those present, he played
the magnanimous dodge to perfection,
fiULLIVAir TAKES A NAP.
The quartet made a round of the saloons,
and at 6 o'clock brought up at Billy Hag
gerty's barber shop. Haggertyis a candi
date for the lower branch of the Legis
lature, and Sullivan is his right bower. It
was not a very clean-looking feet of men who
filed into the. barber shop in Sullivan's
wake, but all anticipated" a.' .general
overhauling by, hands that had be
come adept in the art of redncine
1 swelled btids. There were two vacanti
chairs. Sullivan made a bee-line for one,.,
and stretched out for a nap, while the barber
dashed on the lather and scraped the iron
jaw of the big fighter. Byan was the other
lucky man in the party, and he surrendered
himself for similar treatment- Kelly was
I "next," and Shea was fourth on the hat
ohea did not seem to mind tne delay in
fact, he seemed glad of the chance to use his'
tongue more freely, and he walked up to
the dozing champion and "roasted" him
even more savagely than before.
SULLIVAN BECAME IMPATIENT
under the tongue-lashing, and rising in his
chair, with face covered with lather he
turned on the ex-convict "Oh, go to ,
you . I don't want Anything to do
with you. Go talk to Kelly; he's doing
nothing. Go away from here, anyhow. I
won't have you round; yon just shnt up."
Shea thought discretion was the better
part of valor, and turned his attention to
the ex-pugihsi Kelly cleverly disguises
bis 60 odd years by dyeing his mustache,
and plays the role of a young sport
He had the reputation in his day
of being the gamest light-weight in
the ring, but he also has the reputation of
being a bad man. That means that he is a
-bad man to tackle when his dan
der is up, owing to his weak
ness for using the knife. To-night
he had reached the ugly stage of his drunk,
and was in no frame of mind to stand chaff
ing of any sort He was sitting in a chair,
tilted back against the wall, waiting for the
welcome call, "next" Shea called the
bootblack and sat down for a polish, but his
tongue kept on wagging, and in a few min
utes he had Kelly furious. He was too
drank to know his danger.
A BAZOB USED.
Kelly .did not say anything,but he jumped
to one of the barbers, snatched the razor
from his hand, made a lunge at Shea and
slashed him under the left side of the jaw,
making a gash three inches long. It was
deep, too, but escaped the big vein and
artery. Sullivan was asleep and didn'i
know what was going on nntil he heard a
fight in progress behind him. Byan saw
Kelly swing the razor, and jumped from
his chair to save Shea, but he was too late.
He saw the blood fly, and then, opening
the door he kicked Kelly out into the
street. He disappeared in the darkness.
Shea was seen to be seriously wounded,
and Dr. McDonald was called to stop the
flow of blood. Sullivan inquired as to the
cause of the row, and then he, too, walked
out of the barber shop. The police noticed
the confusion within, and when they saw
the bleeding man and heard that Sullivan
had cleared out, they jumped at the con
clusion that he had done the cutting. Then
there was a hue and cry for the arrest of the
champion, and thus were started rumors
that he had descended to the cntthroat
SULLY NOT DISTUEBED.
Shea was carried to the hospital and was
booked as a fatally wounded man. Later
in the evening, however, it was thought
that he stood a good chance to recover,
Byan and three other witnesses were ar
rested, and then the police sought for the
assailant By that time they had learned
that Sullivan was not the man they wanted,
and he was allowed to remain in obscurity.
Kelly went directly from Haggerty's bar
ber shop, where he had used the razor, to
Councilman Billy Mahoney's saloon, on La
Grange street He called Mahoney and Joe
Lannon, the South Boston heavy-weight,
aside, told them what he had done, and
asked their advice whether to skip or sur
render. Mahoney did not hesitate a mo
ment, but called a carriage, put Kelly Into
it, and told him to give himself up to the
police. Then he told Lannon to get into
the carriage and see that he didn't run
STJBPEISED THE CAPTAIN.
Captain White, of division 5, in which
the slashing was done, was somewhat 'sur
prised to see Kelly walk into the office, and
although he admitted using the razor,
Captain White sent him to the hospital, to
be identified by the supposed dying man,
Thera was another, setae at the hospital.
Shea identified KM-r as. his assailant.
Kelly retorted: "Well, if I hadn't done
you'd have licked me." "Ill lick vou now.
you," exclaimed Shea, rising in
the ped. "You , you can't lick any
body," yelled Kelly, getting excited. Shea
accepted the challenge, in spite of his seri
ous condition, and, jumping from the bed,
he struct at Kelfv, who squared off for
action. But the police squelched any fur
ther hostilities by hustling Kelly out of the
room. He is held to await the result of
Shea's injuries. The entire party, Sullivan
included, will appear in court Monday.
STILL MOBE SEBIOUS.
Tha Explosion at Franklin Caused by Great
Carelessness Eighteen Children Bfors
or Less Injured Criminal Pro-
rsrxcuz, tilxorak to ths uisrATCH.1
Feanklin, October 26. The explosion
at the Galloway school house yesterday, by
which 18 school children were terribly in
jured, is having more serious results than
was expected last night, and the in
vestigation shows it was the re
sult of criminal carelessness on the
part of two young men. These men filled
a niece of gas pipe with giant powder, and
being afraid to explode it themselves,
handed it to a boy named Connor, aged 11
years, telling him to build a fire and ex
plode it Connor wanted to see if 'it was
really loaded, and began to open it with a
knife when the explosion occurred.
A't the time there were 30 little children
standing around and the' scene after the ex
plosion was terrible- The children were
thrown to the ground, and 18 of them were
terribly hurt John Fitzgerald, aged 14,
had his right arm blown on and his face
badly cut. The arm has been amputated
and he is now lying at death's .door. Gil
bert Rogers had his right eye blown ont,and
his face terribly cut, and is otherwise' badly
hurt. His case is critical. The following
children had their faces filled with powder,
and sustained severe cuts about the body,
but -will recover: Laban Connor, John and
David Patterson, James Fitzgerald, Will
Hudson, Earl Mawhinney, 'Vernon Bow
man, Harry Snyder, Fred Turner and
Archie Davis. A number of others were
The wounded were taken to the school
house, and physicians from this city were
soon in attendance, and dressed their
wounds. It is feared that several of the
above will lose their eyesight It was sev
eral hours before it was known how the
accident occurred, and the indignation
against the parties who had given the
bomb to the children was very great, and a
search was made for them, but they had
made their escape, or they would have been
roughly handled. Criminal proceedings
will be commenced against them and the
sentiment Is very strong in favor of their
LOUISIANA BOND FBAUDS.
The Grand Jury Has Foand a Score of In
. dlctments of Burke.
Netv Oblean3, October 26. The grand
jury to-day made a special report on the
bond steal. They stale that the irregulari
ties commenced.as far back as 1880. During
1880-81, $260,000 consolidated bonds were
exchanged according to law, for
new 4 per cent, known as
constitutional bonds. Notwithstandinir
the exchange and the positive- mandates of
the law requiring their immediate cancella
tion, these bonds were retained intact until
May 6, 1882, and were used by the Treas
urer, JJ.' A Burke, to that day 'for his
private purposes, for we find that a number
of these bonds have beep held as collateral
for a private. , loan.br two corporations in
.tbis' cityCT Thesejwnda "were .finally- re
turned to the Treasury and destroyed. The
total fraudulent bonds-put into circulation
bv Burke amounted to' $373,000, including
570,000 of constitutional bonds, 164,000 of
whicb have been recorded- by the State
These constitutional bonds purported, to'
have been issued in exchange for certain
consolidated bonds and. had been numbered
to correspond with outstanding consols.
In many cases the fraudulent numbers
were duplicated and in one case the same
number was used three time's. The grand
inrv found 15 or 20 indictments azainst E.
A. Burke, ex-State Treasurer,1 including-
breach of trust, embezzlement and forgery,
and five against other parties; including two
acrainst A W. Cockerton. formerly Maior
Burke's private secretary. Investigation, of
irregularities wthe jnatter or tne Jaoy
bonds is still going oni
A KIDNAPEB (FOILED.
A Stolen. Child Successfully Appeals to Fas
sengers on a Train.
Canandaigua, October -26. A siont
lady of uncertain age'and a bright looking,
slender girl about 12 years old, boarded an
eastbound train at Geneva to-day, and be
fore the train had proceeded far it was evi
dent to the passengers that tbejittle girl was
going with her companion against her will.
When Waterloo was reached the child
made an effort to leave the seat, but the
woman held her. Then she began weeping
"I want to get off here at Waterloo," she
cned. "Yon said you'd let me off hete."
Then to the passengers she. screamed:
"She's stealing me away; Xwant to get off
Henry Douglass, of Waterloo, recognised
the child, and hastening into tha, car he
liberated her and took her from the train.
Donglass said the girl lived with his
sister Mrs. Gillam, in Geneva. The
woman who called herself Ella Burns,
declared that the girl was her daughter.
She said she lived at Syracuse and that she
wonld pnt the case in the hands of tha
police as soon as she got home. She ad
mitted that she was unmarried.
ATTACKED A BRITISH CONSUL,
A Sailor Becomes Angry and Brines a Kb
volver Into Use.
San Feancisco, October 26. James
Finch, a British teaman, made an assault
with a revolver on the British Consul, Mr,
Donohoe. and acting Vice Consul Moore, in
the Consul's office this afternoon. The cart
ridge did not explode when Finch pointed
the weapon at Moore and he turned the
weapon on the Consul. The bullet passed
through the stovepipe in the office and was
cut in two, one piece passing within a short
distance of the Consul's head. Finch was
arrested. He was formerly boatsman of the
British ship Amazon, but was discharged
because he was too ill to accompany the
vessel when it left this port for Hull, En
gland, on the 13th.
Finch claimed there was some money doe
him, and he frequently visited at the Con
sulate to press his demand. He was told
to-day that money had been sent, on to
London for him, as he had failed to comply
with certain requisitions, and this led to the
'The Poles Still la Possession.
Wilkesabbe, October 26. The Poland
ers are still holding the parochial residence
at Plymouth!. The Poles will hold a mass
meeting tomorrow in the basement of St
Vincent's Church at Plymouth to deter
mine upon a coarse to be pursued. Whether
this course will be one of peace or war can
not be determined by the present outlook.
Not a. Yery Heavy Tote.
New TOBK, October 26. This was the
last day 'of registration, the graad total
reaching 218,809. Tbe total for preview!"
yeaere: 1888, VfiW 18W, 3,W. .
S ONCE OS TOP.
q at Brig&tea latra&ii t4
HOME KULEES SOMEWHAT BLUE.
The Figures Show Several laadred Bert
ers Proa Their SsbIb.
GLABST05E ON SAIISEUEI'8 PttiMI.1
End of tha Pxraell CsbbImIw's Work Beady te.-Sg-at
The election at Brighton yesterday re- -
suited in a more decided Tory vietory 1
was expected, and the hopes of tbe
Balers are clouded in oessequeaee. Ojfctr
British political matters are intwnmrfy inter
esting. JBT CABLE TO THZ EISrATCB.1 .
LONDON, October26. Copyright JrTaf
big election at Brighton to-day rettdted ist
the election of the Tory candidate by a Wme
majority, and many good Home Balepssjsi ,
in consequence somewhat ditappolisssL
Compared with the election of 1866, tbefif
ores are comforting enough, beeaaM
Liberal poll has inereased by 2,060 veieeM
against a Tory increase of 1,100, aad tbe
Tory majority has been pulled down frtm
3,300 to 2,600. But itris bo nee difgaU4s;
tbe fact that the general eieetka of 1899,
which, there being no home rale cpestiest -to
divide the party, resulted in the ntwa,'
of a Liberal majority of 188. U she real
criterion, and by that the Brightest recast i
not so satisfactory.
The figures show that about 308 Lit Brass
have deserted their leader. Of tbest W,
voted for the Tory candidate and the -
mainder abstained altogether. Bt Mm
election has proved that the BBSsber -
ALIENATED BT HOME SULI '
at Brighton is proportloaaiejy areefc ssetJIsr "
than was the case thronghoat the oevafey to
1886. when Trtv desertions eeivertea ti;
Liberal majority of 188 into a Tery-TJafeaist
maioritv of over a hundred. ItkevtMat
therefore, that the flowing tide, if it bas sil
submerged Brighton, ass. a airy -,
touched it -,
But, of course, tie Liberals reqmr Ik su
complete victory simply to wi baek
seats lost in 1886 through t&e Me ws ,
schism, and Brighton was not oae'ef tfcM.
The most carious feature ia BricUs,- aa
was the ease recently at BleatWd, H tit
effusive thankfulness of the Ttj ssm
papers and orators for not losiag t 2Nry'
The most important part of Mr. fjlai -'
stone's speech at Southport, was that afcajg
ing with foreign afikirs. There k iwaeajaw
believe the Government has bevad. lliawlsi
some way to the triple allkwat, aa staVU
BOHibilitT of saeh rally has
Grand Old Man Mad. HehoWaj
true policy is to keep ' ".
HEB HANDS P1BTXCXXT 3
so that she mar strike eifcetireir? '
and wherever her Interests -mar m1
ened. To the astonisbjamt m
the Tories; this, poliey has
doraed br Lord Dertnr. an
ister and one of tbe asset trailsd
fluentkl leaders of the TJaiaaiat ;
T.nM?altn nnriTin al,J
went oat of his war- to -wan Ml
amiaat the Denis or c
deniaadiacs wl A eewtnssatai i
and to MBkitHi Mat-Use It
iaataaas. oar business to
many powesaiea of Aliaai a4.
Other Liberal TJnioniats. ai
Tories share, these views, a, that- is
tmry nas in. any way lewena. m
effect may be serious upoa the
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bUCUUIUMdnil UTOTS vmv imwm hmi.jp h
. The trial of the GweaaaNl
Maryborough has lasted tea day
fate of only one mas has. bees aaet
Catholic ieasaat Coll was duly
by the packed Protestant jary,-
am.vr.-v mprvv -prtT.Tira wTnaofeaL
mA .1.. A1 WABil.. J. (kftf aOJ MH. 'J
the small mercy of beiag foaad aalMa afc;
manslaughter instead of murder. Tke Pf- -which
is sow faying Fanner O slnifssar m,
packed quite as iBfaaewly; amuaaar $a
mislead people atadistane cm OalMsl'
Terr was allowed to be swore a lusssasraf
it Counting the expenses of tbe lawyiasi
troops and police, the trial is ceataag at
taxpayers about $8,008 per day;
The nusesbliu of the PartU
sion has ceased no stir here, aa taa
jail to taxeasy interest m. sneeoaea, apsstj
pmp mini? bwib imb s tkpeadliava' ssAsMSaV - !
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tta Ult? 4 9m& winwa. otto ui.w.hi. i . .
DavitttelbiBHhe will eoaelode Us aafV
dress br aext WHntMtT. mc
James sars he will not eeeavr laeva tsWafei
ten days with his susHBiag ap, so aba as.,
ofthe wearisome business is wHfcht wan
Sir James Hansen least m uaauMaaHr, f'i
bemoaainz the fact .ottttMKttam.aMii ,
of examining Fatekk 2gM, wa, U MhK
could throw a good deal of light spam aatw
tain points at present oweare, i
Til SISFATCI DHJCmi.
Some or the Btrikiar Fialwsi at
VAT , srfsi m
Tn Timt ATfrs this BMSFsdac tas la
thn marreloas orsereas of the ill say
that has been naaaed by u'.ilihlsW
(xwiaaa. over noaatalBS U
fnnuta ajul lottfflM. SlfflraflT
v.oi-rthlnc of interest tas.fr
within the past at bears la aaf
wnrM. Is reoerded la Its Baocsv
atUA lata teree arti. the
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