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NEW-YORK, SATIRDAV, FEBRUARY IO, I804.-TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE THREE CE.NTS.
A PLOT AGAINST PEIXOTO.
MANY PERSONS ARRESTED IN RIO FOll
COMPLICITY IN IT.
grBSm OBJECT Tin: PRESIDENT'S ASSASSINA- !
TION ? SEVERAL OF THE PRISONERS
SHOT ?REBELS ADVANCING. ON
PORTO ALEGRE.
Buenos Ayres, Feb. '.'. -Advices reached here
to-day fr.-->? Rio Janeiro that a plot had been \
discovered to assassinate President Pelxoto.
Many persons were arrested on the charge of j
reins concerned In the plot, and m rem! of them j
'?? en shut.
Tho Insurgents In Rio Grande do Sui aro re
port ?d I > be approaching Porto Alegre, tho capl- j
lal f that state._
Minister Mendonca reached New-York fr'ni Wish- j
? _? . ;.:il \v< nt al once to the Hotel j
Brunswick. Minister Metdonca n< I only declined to
ilk on the Brazilian situation, but refused to re?
the written c immunli ttlon sent t i bia room.
TWO BTEAMERS WRECKED.
ONS LOST OFF LIBERIA AND THE OTHER OFF
TH! CORNISH coast no LIVES LOST.
London, Feb. ?.?The German steamer Adolph
Woermann, 1.101 tons, has been wreck* l al Nlfu,
j.;, rte, Everytx ly on board of her reached land
safely. Her cargo la lost. Tl ?? steamer sailed from
Hamburg on January ii for African ports. Among
tho passengers on the Woermann were 11-rr Elm
merer, tbs Governor of the German colony of the
Cameroons, who wai returning to hui post after
visiting Germany on leave of absence, and two
ot r German officials, Herren Putkammer and
galswedt
The steamer Primrose, owned by i ickson liroth
?:>: .v Cory, of w, s: Hartlepool, haa been lost off
the coast of Oornwall. The steamer waa pr.-1
Ins nioner that coast in a dense fog, when sh* struck
a rock. A larne hoi.- waa t irn In her bottom, and
bs she began to All she slid off the rock into deep
?water ar, 1 sank, lt waa Been (hat the vessel was
(i^nip! almost n- soon aa abe atruck, and the
crew took to the small boats, reaching th. shop
sir- !\
MAY BEND A WARSHIP To ISKANDERUN.
JIINISTKK TERRELL DEMANDS TUB PROMPT LIB?
ERATION OF TWO AMERICAN CITIZENS IM?
PRISONED IN NORTHERN STRIA.
Par:*, Feb. '.? The "Temps" has this dispatch
from i'oneHnlln >pl<
"Alexander W. Terrell, Un ? ? I States Mlnlater, has
denian led tho Immediate liberation of two Ar?
menians who nr> American citizens and ar- Im?
prisoned Itt Iskanderun, Northern Syria. He has
ihreatened. in th- event of a refusal, to send an
Ironclad to Iskanderun.
"Serious riots have recurred in the Andora dis?
trict, and ;??> cavalry have atarted from Constan?
tinople fT Yusrat The popul i f Amaala, on the
Yeshit-lrm.ik. broke Int th< ? recently and fr.I
eevera! Armenian prisoner* Slvea and Caesarea
?ls.-> have been disturbed. S. Iltloua placards have
been posted in both cities, and the authorltlea have
forested many persons, Including seventeen Mussul?
mans, who plotted tc massacre the Christians."
OOREAN*S PASSENGERS HELPED PUMP.
Tin; ALLAN LINER BAYED FROM SINKING ONLT
HY FOUR DATS CK DESPERATE EFFORT.
London, Feb. '.'.?The Limerick correspondent
of th" Central Newt has hail a talk with |
Jam^s Cop.u,,nd. ol Belfast, the only passenger
who wis allow od to land from the Allan Line
gu uner Corean at Kilrush, on the Bhann m.
Tbs Corean sailed from Glasgow mi January ~'.
rpranu a leak at sea after encountering heavy
W< alier. and put back to the mouth of the
Shannon River, where she arrived on February
1. She was pumped i ut. Inspected at the request
Of the passenjr.rs. uni Balled for America last
Right In gi\inK the details of the steamship's
experience. Mr. Copeland s..:l:
?The leak in the Corean was discovered when
v were ."00 miles from Glasgow. The water was
live feet deep in the engine-room and t< s feet
deep In the stoke-hole. The pumplnir bepan en
January L'S. The passengers assisted the crew for
four days, working in Kanps twenty-one horus
daily. The salvation "f a!1 OB board was due
largely to them."
Mr. Copeland complained that the Catholics
uni Protestants aboard th" Corean were not al?
lowed tr. land last Sunday to Worship in Kilrush.
The only service aboard slop was Presbyterian.
The officers, he said, would no! allow th.- ste* -
ae>- passengers most of them Russian He?
brews, Germans and HunKarians-to enter the
paloon to sier. s petition requesting tho Board
of Trade to make a survey of the \? ss' 1. Event?
ually, he sail, ail the*.- passengers were locked
In the steerage. "1 do not know how the peti?
tion left the ship, or whether lt reached its
goal," added Mr. Copeland.
"I demanded that I should be landed, but
tl." purser insisted that I should first sign a
cession of my passage money. I complied, hut
the company's Galway agent, upon boarding the
ship, declined to accept the document as pro?
tecting the company sufficiently. He wished it
to be fuller. I declined Jo siyn aKain. I be?
came 111. and I>r. Smith, thinking I had a fever,
allowed me to appeal to i t. Hickson, the Board
of Trade physician. Who examined nie and
granted an order t.. land me."
Loan ROSEBERY. MAY BOON LEAVE OFFICE
Tarls, Feb, 9.-The "Eclair" says that i/^rd Kosc
bery, British Foreign Minister, twice recently
rffered to resign, I* sdda that his resignation is
held in ah^yan'-e only until Mr. Qlsdstone's re?
turn to England. According t- the "Eclair," 1. rd
J<osehery differs wl-h Mr. Gladstone on the British
fereipn policy and on tr.<- agitation against the
House of Lords.
SHI KAISER TWENTY-FIVE TEARS A
SOLDIER.
Berlin, Feb. fe Emperor William to-day eele
!? u l the twenty-flftb anniversary of i,:- tn
trance Into the Arrnv, hi which, in accordance
with the custom of lils family, be waa mah- a
]:? Henani upon reaching his tenth year. The
lal Regiment of the Fool Guards in which he held
his fir=t commission, msrebed to-day, under the
ind of the Emperor, to the Lustsarten at
J' lam. I'pon arrival there tie- regiment formed
a hoii-.w square about ti,.- Emperor, who addressed
tie- troops, saying: "1 remember with sadness .md
gratitude the day when, in thi< phi... i waa
handed to this regiment fn-,] the Arrnv hy my
fand grandfather. in this regiment I
*rped those principles of discipline and obedience
which v. re ever the foundation of c.,. ?rmy."
The Kmpcr .r pr? enl to the members of the
5f> .it new helmets fashioned after those of
Frederick the eire;,:. He bestowed the pr.
historic helmets worn hy the regiment upon Die
Alexander Guards
? .?_ _
RUSSIAN TREATY'S PROBABLE MAJORITY.
Berlin, Keb :? Tue "Hamburger Nachrichten."
Prince Blsmsrck'a newspaper organ, says of the
Russian eOSSmerctal treaty: "Th" necessity of
aioptinj? the treaty i* Inevitable, owing to th- si^n
tnar of similar treaties with Austria-Hungary and
?taly. For this wa do no. blame th" Government
OT chancellor von Caprivl. The late I!e|chvtat'.
nowever, roust he held reaponalble for hurrying,
with Byzantine loaxlvlsm. and without examlna
?& to sdapt the former treaties."
The consensus of opinion In the Iteichsfa*? lobbv
is that the Conservatives will abstain from voting
on the treaty. In case they take this -ours.., the
ssa] Tlty for the tr.-atv may exceed forty.
FRAGMKNTS op FOREIGN NEWS
Rt. Petersburg. Keb. 9-A dispatch from Kish?
inev, the capital of Hessarabla, savs that Colonel
Ovrettorleff has been sentenced to death by a mili?
tary tribunal there. Colonel Oregorteff was con?
victed on the eharjre of belnj; an Austrian spy.
Warsaw, Feb. {> - The cholera haw reappeared
nere and many deaths from the disease are oc?
curring:.
landon, Feb. 9.-A re(x<rt issue.i bv the Midland
ital,way Company shows that durlriK the last six
months of IWfl the receipts [rom carrying of min?
erals Ml off (5ict.HH>j. The traffic receipts during
tms period were the lowest on rec >rd. The Tallin*?
OTT was ramaae! by th- ?r.-at strike of the coal
mineis.
Montreal, }Vb. 9.-The Johnston Company, of
Javerpool, will run a w.-iklv line of steamers be?
tween Liverpool and Montreal thu summer. Five
steamers will b, pul on. The Srandla Company will
a.so run a weekly line between siorway and Mon
J, ' 'SS. Qnebec, In conjunction wltn the Hans*
ama The management of the latter ha* been
transferred from Munder lon A Co.. to James Thom,
?a Montreal. Munderloh & Cs will run an opposi?
tion line to the Hansa. It ls said here the White
oiar (.ompany will nm steamers to Montreal this
summer.
I/onlon. Keb. lt. ?Arthur J. Balfour, Conserva?
tive ender In the House of Commons, has sent a
circuur letter to the Conservative members of the
neusa, calling upon them In urgent terms to he
Slr. on ,he reassembling of the nouse on Mon
be di "uMed aUer of tne ?gnfnt m?mcnt W,M !ncn
MASSACBED NEAR TIMBVCTOO.
FRENCH COMMANDER AND SEVENTY.
EIGHT OF HIS FORCE KILLED.
THE COLUMN SURPRISED AT NIOHT BY Tilt;
TUAREGS TIMBt'CTOO STILL HELD UV Till-:
FRENCH?REINFORCEMENTS To BE SENT,
Paris. K,b. 9.?Advices from St. Louis,
Senegal, received here to-night s^y thal dis?
patches bearing dale of January J7 have
reached there from Tlmbuctoo, These dls
patches say that Colonel Bonnier, of the Marine
Artillery, who was lu comman l of the French
troops which !i;?(l captured Tlmbuctoo, had.
with nine European commissioned officers and
two European sergeants sixty-one native sharp?
shooters and six native sergeants, been killed by
the Tu.ir.ps.
When the dispatches left Tlmbuctoo tbe city
Was surrounded by TuaregS. Who appeared here
ard disappeared lhere, making it impossible to
form any accurate estimate as to their number.
Captain Philips upon whom the command of
the French forces devolved after the death of
Colonel Bonnier, sends notice to the Governor
of Senegal that he is holding Tlmbuctoo with
SOO rules and six cannon, and that he intends
to hold out until reinforcements arrive.
Captain Phllepe will await the arrival of the
column under Commander Joffre, He has suf?
ficient food lo last until the commissariat winch
left Begot! on January IO can reach him.
A late dispatch from s\ Louts says that
Colonel Bonnier left Tlmbuctoo on January 12.
cn th- night <>f January ir. h.. and his column,
while asleep, were surprised and surrounded by
Tuaregs Only Captain Nlgotte reached the
ramp of the detachment, which, under Lieu
tentant Sarda, was guarding the captured herds
a few miles in the rear. Captain NlgOttS was
wounded in :h.- head. A few native riflemen
saved themselves by flight from the general
massacre, and most of these have arrived
at Tlmbuctoo. The Tusregs were on fo it, and
were armed with lances and knives. The
French Government has authorised the forma?
tion of another battalion of Soudanese riflemen,
which will be the fourth body of Its kind.
The mixed populace ,,f Tlmbuctoo regard the
French force with varied feelings Many are
said ;?? favor the occupatli?n.
Th- Secretary of th.- Colonial Department this
aftern ? in received a telegram from st. Units
saying that Colonial Bonnier, eleven other nm -era
avas 250 privates had be. n massacred by the
Tuaregs.
The "SlecSe" says that th- government intends
to hold Tlmbuctoo, and has ordered that rein
f ireements be Bent for that purp is .
?
HAR SILVER AT THE BOTTOM POINT.
THE PRICE IN LONDON .:?', PENCE, THE LOWEST
EVER KNOWN THERE
Lor,l .n. F.b 9 There ? ti another di dine in the
price of ber silver to-dsy. Yesterds) the price waa
::?"?.,!. an ounce. This afternoon the qti tal
M*4d . a d c:,ne of i,d. The tone ??: th< n
flat. The pries of allvcr ha- reached the i iw< it |
ever know n.
ITALY ANTi THE TRIPLE ALLIANCE
THE COMBINATION WITH GERMANY AND AUS?
TRIA MADE AT HER <'WN REQt'EST.
Berlin. Feb I Th< "Frankfort Gasette" ssys thal
t!..- Ital m Ambassador st Vienna declared that, In
order to Judge corri My of Italy'a position In the
Triple Alliance, lt muat be remembered that Ital]
- (ghi entrance Into the Alliance. She mil*
overturea to this <nd ?> Gernany. These e/ere re?
ceived with great pleasure, bit were referr i to
A -iii, which !- Inseparably allli I t ? Uern
At atria approved of italy's Mining t.-.- Alliance
Without the Triple Alliance, Italy would h.iv no
influence in Eui
Roms Feb ft.- Th" ayndlcata of c, rmas bankera
who. under Government auspices, .ire negotiating
for the i ndering of financial assistance to Italy,
uro arranging to reconstitute tl,. Italian Credit
Mobliier and the Banca Generals,
WHY CARDINAL LEDOCHOvVSKl MAY RE
TIRE.
Home. Feb ft. It is rumored in German clrclea
her<? thit Cardinal Ledochowakl, Prefect of the
Congregation of tn. Propaganda Fide, ls about to
resign that office on the pretext thu hla health
will not permit nlm lo fulfil Its duties The r .
h.is lt that the true reason for his restgnatl
tnat there is a radical difference between himself
snd the French Ambssssdor to tt,.- Ystlcan, Count
de H--haine, regarding; the policy of lbs Church in
France.
ROVSD ABOUT KVROPR.
A LION Tlir: CAUSE OF A OIVORi r SUIT PIOEON
LICENSES IN FRANCE KI'SSIAN
MINE ow NIPS.
Divorce Caused by s Lion For Ihe :.
record a lion ls figuring in the Swiss couria of Isw
as the cause of the destruction of the matrimonial
felicity of a couple who lived together on ko.?i
terms until the kim,' of the forest appeared upon
the scene, one <?r the leading bankers of Basia
srhen visiting tte- Mensgerte Planet sfter a pat*
tlcularly eoptoua repast, waa Induced to purchaai i
young m i vicious lion, of which transaction, how?
ever, he faile i aubsequently t. retain any remem?
brance The arrival of th- Hon brst alarmed .md
then infuriate.! the banker*! wife to such a ilegTT
that a dispute ensued, which bas now result I In a
suit for divorce
Penalties for Pigeon Owners?Severe penalties sre
henceforth to be Imposed by the French Govern?
ment upon .-ill persons found keeping plgejna with?
out a license, th.- object being to prohibit the
promiscuous flying about of pigeons In the unploy
or foreigners or ?.f governments which m.iv a une
day be hostile. The Government ls also about t i
prohibit the importation <>f foreign-born piireona
Into France, even when merely destined for pie
purposes
Settlement of the Algues-Mortes lin ll-nt The
Algues-Mortes Incident, which arose out of th?- kill?
ing .-md wounding of several Italian workmen by
a French mot, an I threatened nt one moment seri?
ously to embroil th?- relations of Francs and Italy,
has now been Anally settled by the payment of
MOO,* "i to Italy by the French Government On the
other hand, the Italian Treasury hes refund...i
$10,000 of the sum by way of compensation to the
French who had suffered through the hostile
demonstratloai at Genoa, Hom.- and Nap! m.
gonnbUck's Hermit Harried Peter Lecbner. the
hermit of the Sotmbllck Observatory in the Austrian
AlpS tbs loftiest Hclentlflo station in E irope, hits
Just contracted a marriage with a pets nit Kiri,
who will henceforth whare his solitary, lofty and
silent sbOda The wedding took place at Ita iris, a
village lyinK three-quarters of a mlle below tbs
Bonnbllck Observstory, and ammn; th., wedding
Kifts were presents from the Emperor and from
several native and foreign scisntlflc societies
Russia's Great Mine Owners. -Nowhere In Fu
rope are landed estates ao vast as In Russia. Strik?
ing evidence thereof ls furnished by the will of
General Ifsltseff, of the czar's army, who b.
qusaths to his heirs, In addition to other property,
no less than twenty-nine mines, llfteen of which
are Of the llrst importance. They afford imploy
nvnt to more than Mi.tmo workmen. The only j.el?
son in Russia whose mining properties exceed
those of the Msltaeff estat.- ls M. Film Penidoff.
_?? ^ ?_
JgOT ALLOWED TO LVDOM8B THBM.
A MBORO I'l'TS THK KOMSITK CONVENTION IN A
FRENEY OF RAGE,
HirminKham, Ala , Keb. 9 (Special).-Immediately
before the Kolblte Convention sdjjoarnsd last tu?<ht
a jrood-looklnK mulatto got up on the floor and
be?an to speak. "Allow me. Rentlemen. for my?
self and my race, to Indorse every word Of your
platform. We are"
At this Juncture W. ll. Skates, of Talladega.
spranx to the front, and In a frenzy of wrath and
excitement demanded the attention of the con?
vention "I know that Infernal scoundrel," he
shouted' "He is 'Mill' Stevens, of Aiitilston.
Thal vlllanous rascal has dlsuraced politics In
this State lone enough. He has never et an op
nortunltv pass to sell out his race In thia State.
This ls a trick of the enemy. He was sent here
by them to make ns ridiculous. He shall not |n
'l("PuiUhim out!'1 "Kick hun out I" were the cries,
and a thousand men started toward Stevens, un!
but for the police he mlKht have been severely
niall with lie received several klcka, and on. man
ls said to have attempted to stab him. However,
the police K*t him out unscathed. He conducts a
savings bank at Annlaton.
A CONGRESSMAN FALLS DEAD'
njDGE Hock INSTANTLY BTRICKEN
DOWN BY HEART DISEASE.
HE HAR ATTENDED TO His DUTIES IN THE
HOUSE AND was SEEMINGLY IN EXCELLENT
health, when death came without
warning: a sketch of ips life
Washington, i-'.-b. I. George w. Kouk, Rep
resentatlve rn Congress from the Hld District
">f ohio, dropped desd at 4:rtn o'clock this after?
noon win;., visiting a< N ,. i.gyj Conn cticut-sve.,
N. W. Judge Hcik arrived at the house at
thou! 4 o'clo k. and from th- statement mil- I J
Mrs. Christmsn, who waa in th.- parlor with him
'?' th.- time, 1,.. Dad jual reached th., front win
low and was looking out mun the street when
he sank upon a s.-tt... ani slid to the floor help?
less Doctors were Immediately summoned.
rhey applied electrical apparatus and used ail
means known to the mod; al profession to re
niscltate the stricken Congressman, but with -ut
? vail. Mi-. Honk's wife arrived with a friend
-?hortiy after 6 o'clock.
Judi,-.. Monk was apparently in the best of
health this morning, lb- visited the ibmse of
Representatives, and attended a meeting of th.
Interstate Commerce Committee, of which ho
was a member, ll.- was on the floor of tho
House for about an hour, and then left the
Capitol and Wen! to his home at N ?. 1,:::?", 1st..
N. w. Ho remained there for some tune, and
with his private secretary. Fouls 0, Olt, read
iver and revised a recent sp'.-eh on the tari fl
preparatory to haring lt printed in pamphlet
form.
Judge liouk leaves a widow, one son and two
laughters All his children are married. Final
irrangementa have not l.n completed for the
funeral.
i;- irge w. ii .uk. of Dayton, Ohio, was born in
Cumberland County, Penn., September -'?'?. ICS.
H.- removed with hi.' father t, Ohio in IS37, and
I in Dsyton, where be recelvi I sn academic
t lucatlon. lb- taught sch- . ? I : iw, and
was admitted t . th.- bal and formed .. partnership
?i:m h - pr< -eptor, Peter P. Ixtwe. In ISM. In ISM
.Mr. Il mk waa ??.????' -l io the Ohio t.- -:-.,' ii.- from
Montgomery County, uni s-r\. I thi nigh hi* term
;is chairman of c. Judlrlao Committee of the
lions,., in imo he waa a ? .- . >?? ? . th- Chsriesl in
Baltimore Convention, wh re he ardently ? ,?
ported Mr. Dnuglaa for thi Pres lency, In l*7?
he was ii delegate lo ti... National Demo
i '..nv. ntlon.
Mr, lb.-ii-, w.-is nominated for Congreaa for the
Ural lime In ISM. in the Hld Ohio District, bul
was defeat. : li- wsa elected I ? the l.M I ml re
electi I Io Hi- I.Hld Congreeses a* ,i Ixrnocrat.
heed opens rm: campaign.
\ GREAT REPUBLICAN MASS-MEETING
IN PHILADELPHIA.
THE EX-SPEAKER'S ARRAIGNMENT OF DE
M< ?? R 'o'V AND Pl I RNCE I IP RRPt'BMC \N
PRINriPl.ES EVi IKE W IIJ1 ENTII1 -I
ASM MU OR A' IND CONG
v -N I- iLLIVER MJf > si KAK
Phils lelphla, Feb. * \ i:
lng waa hi ld thi ? In th Academy of
Music. The bail i::,k,- ri >m ni hes) i lo I gal?
lery waa Riled with a eros I of enthusiast '
!:? v. rs In th. ?'. ti ? - ..f the party, and hun?
dreds rn ire sui gi d
unable to Kain admtti i ? The attraction which
drew so many people to th* meeting s-ai
noun ???rent In the list of speal rs ..f ihe name
of ex-Speaker Thomas H Rei i. of Maim The
meeting was ? i n- ?:? r thi of ihc
Un! >n League C I were tn
open in th.s pity the campaign of Oalushs A,
Grow, Reptiblli sn randldnt. ' r Con gr.
at-Lerge, and to emu lal w the pollcj nt
pro'. " ui as opp ise 1 t i that of 1 I rm.
The meeting was pn Idi I over by Colonel A
I, .nd ui Snowden, ex-Minister t> Greece and
Spain, and iii- flrsl apeake- was Mr. Grow. Mr,
Orow'a speech waa a stalwart defence of Re
pub" - tn prin Iplea ind sn irrsignmeni of the
.! ti ines of the i k m i racy. Mr. ie
only s sh irl lime and expn sse I h ms ll si n n
fldenl of a big ms jori ty ai the ti-n
on the loth of the m .nth.
c lonel Snowden then Introduced Mr Recd
Aa the ex-Speaker cnn.- down lo the edge of
the stage the entire ho ? i an I foi t. ??
minutes ev.-ry man In the audience seeim I I i
be trying to cheer louder thsn his neighbor.
Finally Mr. Reed waa compelli I to i
han 1 In i xposiulatlon, and after ? ime spasmodic
cheering from those who had some breath left,
quiet was obtained. Mr Reed spoke for three
quarters ol .rn hour, ani ins dry humor and
biting aarcaama al ile- expense of Democracy
anil' predated by his
audlen i
RESI'LTS ol' DEMI ? P. 11 IC RtTI i:
After thanking the audience f..r th., warmth
of lu i;r.- ting Mr. Reed said, in put:
I wish l had tmethlng to s,,\ * >rthj ..f this oc?
casion, but I have only a few homely f .
siKur.j ' i pi enl iii defence ot tu- party I belong
to. To li excepting only ab .ut iwu ind ihlrtj
days, ani they will oe iii.- th- i I, se i ive had
on- aolld year of koo.) oil Democratic roi-. We
had two-and-thirtj years ..f prosperity, not with
out misfortune and dil i ler, bul sever at .mc thu?
in those years, even when ?t niggling for Ihe
.ml honor of in- Government after ihe war, ?!. i
we ever have a yeal like thia lui you ever h-ar
of iii- difference between theory and practice?
Theory roim>ruu?a all itu- Ihlnga you can think
Theory comptisea .ul th- things
<>f; practice .-..rnpr-i?- all the thing*
?in .:.
Theory I-? the wisdom of in- wise men; practl
bi th- wimlom ..r i;.i. We have had .i > ir ? ?:
Ihe wladom ?.f Hi- wise m.f the Democratli
party. At iii- uial elect Lina th- p- .j.t this
....inns- expre I theil will In uno. M ? k.tl.Ie lone*,
and why baa it no) I.n heeded? Are the peopl. nu
lout-, r the rulers <>t nus country? Have we over
??[ of Irreai.albie lyrania who will not
ri apond to I hi rob m ol Ihe people? u - have,
Why la this? Because a portion ol ihe count n la
In c .nun in I ol lt Ev< n one In Hus audience
knows I am saying the Lord'a truth when I aay
the Southern Democrats sre In command of thi
party
No one can accuse me of aectlonallsm For no
p.irt I w.mt the South to gn>w and prosper. We
want them prosperous, I.ius? then they will b
atronger believers In the inion. But the glory ol
Ihe South lu the fut?*e 'les in Ihe development ol
Ita magnificent resources, and nm m tearing down
the prosperity nf the North, 1 wish I could aee in
Ihe near future a reasonable harbor of refuge
for the people of the Fnlted State* But it ace rn
that these hard limes these Cleveland llmei ure
apreadlna themselvea over the present with the
proanecl of spreading themselves over the future.
ib-n;. Watterson, the real leader of the Democratic
party, looking around on th- wldesp?ad ruin of our
Industrlea, riv-- a ahrtek of dlasatlsfsctlon beca . ??
lt is not more complete. We hajri had a reign for
this hist var that We c.m examine now for If hus
aolldlfied Itself. I mean Ihe reign of Mr. Cleve?
land I.'ok at the dlfT-rence In the Standing of Mr.
Cleveland ai the end of bte SM term, four years
ago, .md bo rn af the end of the'Ural year of his sec
ond term, ll- bsd no power duringr his flrst year,
and consequently nil the nobte things he did he
did in his mind. There !? no hero who looks so say
as the hero who haa not been te.battle. Bul when
he meets his fee face to face, although he may be
victorious it will be i unction of majorities Now
oe you se? whit I mein"
HKIMIU.U'ANS EQUAL Tu THE TASK
To sum up in a few words. If there ls nothing
but disaster si borne and discredit abroad, what
sort of ii position do you think this country la
In? lt makes one kong to fO back to those days
sf thirty-five years ego. when the Republican
party was Starting out In that strength and rigor
Slat have Riled this eowtryielth flor,^andllife
Th- ii,.i>Mhii( an nerty ia equal, However, to-aaj
to the /ak carr:-inc en th- work,, begSS I
?hail i?. ui-i.l to welcome your candidate by one
of thos- ol i-f sh u-d Pennsylvania Republican
naloriis andI how him thal we still have in
ll- fe men who are not unworthy of being
{he''companion" of < u- . ^ was a lead-r SmOSg
those Klorlous men of flays ron. ...
M Mr Reed oosKdnded lbs audlsnes again
cheered him enthiiHlsstlcslly. The la?t SpSSker
was Owgisssmsw DotHver, of lows. Mr. DelB
ver took the tariff for his text, and his humorous
remarks kept his audience in srosr of laughter.
r,R^du.hu'scon.l..mnlnK.I';'WiNon,..Uan.li
Income tax feature and Mr. Clevelands Ha?
waiian policy were adopted.
TUE ORGANIZATION FORMED.
EARNEST REPUBLICANS ACT.
AN IMMENSE CONVENTION HELD IN
COOPER UNION.
JOHN E. MILHOLLAND CHOSEN AS ITS CHAIR?
MAN ? CONSTITUTION OP Tin-: KEW CITY AND
COUNTY ORGANIZATION ADOPTED -RINO
INO SPEECHES AROUSE OREAT EN
Till Kl ASM.
Nobody will hereafter care to speak of the
Anti-Machine Republicans of New-Tork ?'uy as
-sawdust, iv. ? or can say with truth that theirs
i i . nly a "paper organisation." The n-w move?
ment was launched it the Cooper Union last
nl>rht in a C .linty Convention In which, it may be
- nd. none of the excellent citlsens who have
been opposing the scheme could (ind anything
to condemn. Th- greal hall, long before the
meeting was called to order, waa crowded to
overflowing with ns earnest, Intelligent and loyal
Republicans ss were ever seen In the historic
bil hil uk. it was no "fske" gathering. The
delegates representing the plain i.pie of every
Assembly District had their designated pisces
on the fl or, and occupied them. Many delega?
tions came carrying Meir district and associa?
tion banners and flags, thereby proving their
? i gularity." Th-se wi re placed upon the
platform and grouped around the portrait of
.lain.s O. Rlalne which had been placed In the
rear of ihe president's .hair In a framework of
Ami rican Maits.
Anion;': the standards so displayed were those
of the Washington Heights Republican Club of
the NW llFh Assembly District, which .ame
down lo ihe convention several hundred strong;
thal of the XXIId District Republican Aeso
ctatl m Ins rite l "By the Pi opie Of the Pe iple
With the People": the Federal Republican club
marked "Patriotism Prosperity- Proti !tlon";the
Moran Republican Clur, of the Xlth Assembly
District, Which attei'd-d In full uniform and
whit, shak rn; and iii- Anti-Ma -hine Republicen
coi:. ..f th- vilrh Assembly District Among
the Isrge delegations in attendance was one from
the Vlth Assembly District, 300 men.
s. .mi: ? .r TIH '-': PRE8ENT.
Thi ?? inger element of th- party was largely
In th- majority Issi night and lt* leaders gave
abundant evlden.t self-reliance. ITpon the
r th- c nventlon or upon th- platform ap
!. m l 11< n i .1 Mi "h i-l Kern in. of the
XXVIIIth; n nry rJrasse. of the XXVIIth, a
member of th ? i: publl in State ?' immlttee; C.
C si. l.t..-. ex-Judge James lt Angeli, Pr. Fouls
Livingston Seaman, Wilson Berryman, Herman
B, Wilson, M. P. R. Voullalre, William F. Daly,
,-i R p ; . T F Gagan, J hn <'<? Clifford,
P, w. Sherman, Charles W Andei in, Stephen
n Him A M . W. S Humber,
.i Oaffney, Dr. A.
, James R T rm n I, Dr 1' W. C
m A. < "ummlngs an l Th im ia !?'
ll irringi r of a m -n fashl ibl)
' ? plal
i Alex inder S. Williams and
Captain Ci is, of the Bast Plfth-st. station,
were present, v. I h twenty pate linen, to preserve
order, I I tl ? ?? a |s no ne ? l for them. The
u ia In the best possible humor,
I. i with vo Ifer nu cl.ra I
nor ?f the leading spli Ita In the
luce,;,-.- ,,| those known t. favor lt. The
' Th ti.as C. Platt, J n E M.iii .Hand.
il Kerwin, Henry flrasee, C C Shayne,
Dr, Williams, and Dr. Seaman were frequently
ted e i applauae J >hn .1 Bealln was chief
usher, and saw thal each delegation reached its
, i per p .
W hi n Ji -?? ph Wllkli rose I ' the meet
. rder, a little efl - v p. rn . the frolic
? I ;? ii of i ime of the "boj s" ti id be
-o pr .ii-oi!.? ? d thal it took the speaker
several s-? ui i- before he c. lld quiet lt suf?
ficiently to be heard. Bui Mr. Wilkinson soon
had the entire attention ? f the convention, and
made a telling si.h When he ssld: "Il la
Ihe duty of this new organisation flrst, to r
?tore th- Natl m il <i ivernmenl to Republican
hands, and. second, the city government to hon?
est hands." a whirlwind of applause swept over
the greal gathering. When Mr. Wilkinson re?
ferred t ? \. hat hs call.-d I hi ind of ex
Senator Platt, a voice In the di pt ha of the crowd
?!? mand -d "three i ru em f ir T >tn' Platt," whli h
were given with Immense emphasis.
James B Townsend's s|.n nominating John
E. Milholland I r presiding officer met repeated
??\hi. le-s ,.f favor, and a tremendoua "aye"
anas il Ihe question of his election. Mr. Mil
holland re ? Ived a gre ting >.t willi h a much
old. r man mlghl weil I ? proud. Three thousand
representatives of the plain pei pl. aros-, and
savins bars, handkerchiefs, umbrellas canes.
standards and almost ever] thing portsble.cheered
until the) w.-ie hoarse. Mr. Milholland accepted
all this homage modestly, and carried himself
all through Ihe meeting in a wsy to win favor?
able opinions from fi i 'nd and foe,
THE MEETING OPENED with CHEERS,
When Joseph Wilkinson, of the Xth Assembly
District, appeared on the platform t,, ..iii the
meeting t.. order tremendous cheering began,
.md it was several mill ut. s before he was able to
make his gavel heard above the enthusiastic
din whl h welcomed the opening of the .t
Ing. Mr. will.ins. ii made a short address In
which he spoke In part a.s follows:
I li.iv- been aelecied tn open thia meeting, and
ii li.is been auggeated thal In doing mo I ahould
make a few remarka about this m.\ ment and the
lt. ;? m.,ie hi party. The Republican party, alnce
the lefeal of ISM, h..s been tu. c.led bj . etnocratlc
misery In Ihe Nation, snd thi laboring men now
s? him much ta their Intereai li is to have Ameri?
can ideas, the protectlvi Idea, eatabllahed In our
Government. \\ ?? knew when we atarted the move?
ment thal we were right, snd thal in Ihe long
run w- would win w ?? appeal io toe patriotic
men ol New-York, to the business men and the
laboring men lo bind themselves together for two
grand objecti ftrst, to restore the National Gov?
ernment lo ihe Republicans and second, to re?
store the city government to honest hands. (Ap?
pian - i
We have nol the favor ,.f the powerful and the
-reit There ar.- big and honored namea opposed to
us, but their say ..r reorganising the Republican
party will sol reach the people. We must go uno
tbs bornes of tbs i.pie. We must establish or?
ganisations whi r-vr practicable, and we must
Invite every man toto th.-m, no matter who h.- maj
i.e. m long aa he stands for the principles of Ameri?
can citir. nsuip. Tnis movement la founded for the
benefit of thi common people The a wallow-tall
committee of thirty (hlaaea) must leave rou men
in your districts to organize, and then Iel them
march up In a body tu the polis. This movement
has been approved by the most astute ststesmsn
in the lulled siai-s (tremendoua cheering), by a
man who ls a patriot, a politician, a business nun
.md a gentleman.
Before Mr. Wilkinson had finished his last
sentence .som.- on- proposed three cheers for
Thomas C. Flatt, and for several minutes the
hall resounded with the deafening applause
whl'h met th- mention of lila name. Mr. Wil?
kinson th.-n proposed thal James B, Townsend,
of th- XlVth Assembly District, should nominate
a chairman for th- meeting
MR TOWNSEND'S NOMINATING SPEECH.
lu making the nomination of .John F. Milhol?
land f..r chairman Mr. Townsend spoke ns
follows:
Air. Casirmsn and Gentlemen >>f the Convention:
1 rl?e at ihe requeal of the Conference Commit?
tee of the Anti-Machine Provisions] Republican
Organisation of the city and County of New-York
to Dominate a chairman ..r thia convention. As i
look around upon this au.ben-.. i,s?. mbled in con?
vention for the purpose of perfecting an organi?
sation which shan give to the Republican party
in New-Tors County, the metropolitan county of
the Fmplre Slate, what, In common w'th the ,,n.
pr.ssed RepubUcsns of the Southern States, has,
through a corrupt Demuciacy In control ana I
through the corruption. Inefficiency and atupiuity
cf men who have assumed to lead lt. thus far
been denied them?aa honest ballot and a fair
count (applause! I am stru-k. as I have been
tit several ?.f thc district meetings of your or?
ganization which 1 have attended, by the intelli?
gence and earnestness <>f purpose which appear
reflected in every face, i am not one of those
who believe thal all virtue, all respectability and
nil Intelligence real in any one party or faction
ur bo.ly of nen who are, by the vote and wish
Of others, placed In a position to suggest or to lead
ih.-m in questions of party poii, y or management
(Applause.) I do not believe that a niau who dif?
fers with me on a question Of what ls best for the
party to which we mutually belong becomes, by
that difference of opinion, a criminal, to whom
th.- most insulting epithets may be applied. The
glory of the Republican party to my mind ia the
Independence (,f thought Which lt has allowed.
and I hope will always allow, to its Individual
supporters. The Republican party has never been
roi i| ..- ?! of dumb, driven cattle. It has preserved
its atrength at times by allowing the widest lati
tu.:.. of opinion, und Its greatest strength and its
greatest power came only when it took the people
Into Its counsels, and was In truth th- people's
party. (Applause.) In just so far as lt has at
various times and in various sections of the coun?
try departed from this principle, at those times
snd in thus.- sections Its power and Influence nave
waned.
Such time has com- to us in this great city of
New-York, a -Hy which we know has. if they
? lui 1 be properly gotten OUI and honestly counted,
100,000 Republican vol a. (Applause.) After years
nf apathy, of discontent and of disgust on the part
of thousands of Republican voters with the man
agement that has through . irruption, Inefficiency
and stupidity prevented thai vote from coming
OUt and from being honestly counted, we came to
the election of teal November, when with the
Tlmlnal folly of the Democratic party Impoverishing
the tend, with factories closed end mills silent,
th- land r..s- In its might, and th- part} Of Lin?
coln and <;.ri..-: 1 and tlrant and Blaine redeemed
the Rmplre State, carried Massachusetts and Iowa
Into the Republican ranks one- more, and -wept
Ohio with a tidal-wave (Cheers.) And yet sere
in New-York we saw the same old Democratic
malo ri ty once tn .re rolled up. The en l was reach."1
ano the Republican party in the city ot New-Tort
i-m.md..i .i -h.inge. There then ?tepped forward
.. young man (applause) who beilevi I In the piain
people, who beilevi l that the It-publican party
'hon'..i get nearer to and nol further away from
the people, .is [I lias l.i doing lu thl< city for
years as you all know. (Applauae.) Opposed, in
suited, warred at al every turn, he has held atead
faatty to ins purpose until to-night his efforts
snd his labors, aided b) those of every man In
this hall, have result-.; in this magnificent meet
ing, which ls to decide the j,lan under which the
Republican party of the city and county of New
York ahall preaa forward hopefully to the future,
and sh.ili nave hs votea registered and counted.
This young man bellevea, first, In the Republican
party, and secondly, In th- piala people who are
the bone and sinew of the Republican party: third,
lu giving \ tung Republicans a voice in the manage?
ment of the party, and laatiy In destroying once
and forever the possibility of corrupt deals with
the* Democracy In power in this city. (Applauae.)
ii. ? is no Introduction to rou from me. You
know him. you honor him and you have faith In
ludament, his honesty of purpose and his
loyalty to the party which h- serves Mr. chair?
man and gentlemen, I have the honor of nominating
f^.r chairman of this i.nvfntlon John E. Milhol?
land. (Cheers)
Th.* nominstlon was seconded by General
Mi ha -l Kerwin, of the XXVIIIth Assembly
District, who spoke as follows;
lt afford a ma the gn itesl pleasure to second the
norn n ul >n. When l I iok ib ul thia hall ll ap
p. ns t. me aa th.ugh - ?un- one had mid- a
mistake when he said thia organisation waa a
paper one i don't think Thomaa c. pi itt made a
mistake, iApplauae.) I a m'l make any further
remarks, because thia is a time for bust nena, I
want to aee the brlghtesl snd brainiest young Re?
lied in tin< . hslr, s . i will sr.p i Uklng
and with all my hean - cond the nomli
Mr. Midi ill in I f ir . halrman.
MR MILHOLLAND WARMLT GREETED.
Cheer upon chest rang out through the old
hall, ai i erie* for Milholland were h.ard on
every aide. When he stepped before the audi
-n ?? there waa a buist ..f enthusiastic applause
that did nol st..p until he began to speak. His
Bpi e. h was as follows:
Mr i't:.ninian. I .ad lea ar, I Gentlemen; fellow
"Rebela,.traitors" "Revoltirs," "Dissent
Ists" ar. i "DlvlderV' of th.- Republican party
(laughter and applause) I greet you with fra?
ternal regard and I think you for the higft honor
thal you have bestowed upon me. Be assured that
i appreciate it thoroughly. Som- of our friends
me with being ambitious. 1'erhaps I am,
bul I aa) to you one .ml all, with the utmost sin?
cerity, iric.t, if l know niys-if, i have no ambition
to-night to be in any other position than that
which I '..av* the hon.' fo occupy St this moment.
(Applauae.) I covet no prouder distinction than
tu.it winch is involved by this bestowal of your
confidence ai I approbation, if I have one wish for
the future, ll la that, whatever may .>r may not
come I ? pass, 1 alwaya ma) be, in your judgment.
al :? i-t worthy of a place In thc van of th.s boat
i Applause.)
\\ - gre assembled here to-night ss a holy of
loyal, d-vote l Republicans, who believe that >>ur
party K after all, the only one thal bi capable of
governing this Nation as ii ahould be governed; of
ag the affairs of thia si ite as they ahould be
dlrecti :. md of controlling this city as lt should
be controlled. We propose to reasume power in
the Natl nal Administration In ISM, (Cheers) We
I ive cv... Ij ol -lined control, for the most part, of
this Imperial Commonwealth; we intend to com?
plete tii.it work by the election of a Republican
Governor nesi fall, and, while we are about that, lt
la ..ur mt.-nu in ' i wrest the k ivernment of this
plendld municipality from th- gang of political
brigands th..r have I.n looting it for a number ol
\- ira |>a*l The) hr been plundering lt because
thoae whose duty ll wa* to protect the city from
ai illation, to light for Its Interest at the polis, have
been negligent, treucheroua -r Inefficient. (Ap?
plause i
You know what 1 menu. You know I refer to Ul?
olo Republican machine, lt is not worth while.
howrver, to Indulge In any abuse >>r recrimination
ol thai venerable body, Thal ancient maxim,
"Speak only good of the dead," might apply here.
(Applause ' The ob] machine hat con-, lt has re
.-iv. d its coup le grace, lt has been mournfully
i.iii t-> rest on the wlnd-swepi heigh ta of Murray
Hill by that melancholy body of distinguished
gentlemen known as the Commit!.if Thirty. We
hiv- nothing more t i do with it We have to deal
with the living, n.a the dead, Our controversy ut
no) with the old organization but with its heirs, its
legate, a.
lin: ARMY mist PRRPARB IOR THE nuirr.
We do nol want to war with Republicans If wa
cm help lt. We are eager to Join battle only with
the common enemy and oppressor of all?Tammany
Hall. But, g-nti-men, before we can held the
enemy t<> a Ivantage, we must get our own arni;, in
order, We must w.I our the traitors la our ranks;
we must drive t.> the rear or out >>f the anni ol?
iver to the enemy wh.-.. the) belong, ever) dis?
loyal geni ral, colonel or captain that there la in th
party. (Applauae.) We must .ins.. up our ranks.
We must have recruita, (Applauae.) New blood
:m I brain are needed all along the line. We must
have a pian of campaign; on- that is founded on
. nmmon-eense and political wisdom, and that can
b- carried mit som. w h. re els.- than on paper. (Ap?
plause)
Now. we cmu.r expeel :? reorganize ,mr army
without -onie friction. An organization without
disturbance, without nome recriminations, dlaap
polntmenta, heartburnings, displays of temper,
threatenings and arrtmonloua dlacusslon, would not
be worth 0 farthing. That has 1.n the draw?
back with the Republican reorganisations h.-r.- in
the past They have been made ^.. aa to offend
nobody, like the plan of the Committee of Thirty,
for example, which was adopted by the very ma
. Inn- thal il was intend'-d to destroy, with up
roarioua expressions of delight. That ls not our
way. WV do not invite a row, but we ar- prepared
t., encounter opposition of the most determined
character. We did nol undertake this work with
the Idea thal lt was g Sunday-school picnic Ul the
June woolla, i Ai plause.i
Hverv gool thing that has been accomplished
In this wuid was stinted, as every human life
ls begun. In distress and anguish. The master?
pieces of nrt and of literature were brought forth
m pain and sorrow The poets are never weary
of singing about Ihe
I.-m: lara of I il
And nights devoid of e.i.e
that are necessary in the production of that which
!?< great and enduring in the realm of poetry and
of prose. Those grand civilizations of the world.
ancient and modern, had th.-ir beginnings In trial
and tribulation. American Independence was only
obtain?l after seven long, weary years of blood?
shed and disaster, Valley Forge preceded York?
town. (Applause! Half a million lives were laid
down before the Republic received its new le.is
of life. (Applause, i We bad Hull Hun. as well as
Appomattox. The Creek hero. Hercules, struggling
for life In the cradle, typifies the conflicts at birth
of all men, nations and gnat parties.
A MEMORABUC MKKTIN.', IN Till-: HALL
On Monday night the Republican clubs ol the coun?
try will celebrate the birthday ..f one of earth's DO"
blest sons-Abraham Lincoln?a man who trusted
the pe. pl-, thc plain pe. pie, gS li -eerier delighted to
say, almost as h. trusted c,?|. (Aj.plause) And
yet lt is only about thirty-tares years ago tn-mgnt
that he stood in this hail and pleaded before a divided
Nation snd a divided party f..r the principles of Re?
publicanism, while, at that very hour, hundreds of
pi . pl- in thia city and in other cities of the country
Wera slamat ready to assassinate him. lhere are
few now, how-ver. who do not r-v-r.-nce his natue
and Mesa I is memory. He sn..ded because h- did
not shrink back when trliil cam-. Ile never sank
und.-r criticism. (Applause.) lt even he escaped ROI
abuse and vituperation, how shall we hope to fare.
Who ar- only bia meek and lowly followers? (Ap?
plause.!
(?ur party ls a piny , f conflict lt thrivea only as
it is aggressive, it is,,tm true to its principles when
lt ls In the midst ..f battle for the great cause of hu?
tmill progr-ss. (Applause.) ? ,,
Thev tell us. my friends, that we are going to divide
th.- Republican party In this city and State. Hy an
awer t. thal charge is in the affirmative: we are.
Wa are gi lng to divld- the Republican party, but mu
as our -rannes declare. We ara going to divide thai
Republican "heep fr. m the Republican gosta (Ap?
plause.) We are g.ing to cut asunder the aecret
? outtnucd on Third r??r.
JON\ ICTIU.N AWAIN ShULKtU
rOHN A. DUNPHY. THK ELECTION' IN
BPBCTOB, GUILTY.
:HB Jt'RT GIVES ITS VERDI" T APTER SHORT
PBUBaCTATKWt ? OROSS PRAVD KXPOSED
HY THK TRIAL ?A ORAPHK BToRT
OE THE PROCKKI'INdS IX THE
roi,lim; placb.
Another triumph agalns; election fraud wa*
icored yesterday whr-n John A. Dunphy was eggs.
,-icted by the jury In the Court of Dyer and
rermlner on the charge of nsglsrl of duty.
Dunphy was chairman of the board of Inspectors
n the Twenty-sixth Elect! n District of the
nilth Assembly District. Mis offence was part
if the Tammany conspiracy, though his par
i.-ular fraud differed somewhat from that for
Shlch Peter Neville was c mvtctsd on Wednes
lay. Dunphy allowed and encouraged men who
ou!d are perfectly well to swear that their eye
dght was badly affected. Then he let a Tam?
many follower go Into the election booth to help
them.
a procession or "ni.iNiy men.
Assistant District-Attorney Wellman conducted
lbs prosecution alon,., Colonel Fellows not even
lellverlng the Anal address to the jury. The
?cs.s|?.n was bejrun with William S. Young in
the witness chair. He gave a graphic account
.f the .".mazing proceedings In the polling place
lt No. 20 Bedford-St. He is a salesman, and
lives al No. SJ West Nlnth-st. On Election
Da) he was a watcher In tho Interest of PM wa rd
T. Bartlett in the Twenty-sixth Election Dis?
trict of the VII lth Assembly District. While
there he saw fifteen men come In who declared
that their eyesight was defective and that they
were un ible to prepare their ballots. The oath
administered to them was tn substance as fol?
lows:
"Do you solemnly swear that your eyesight
ls so defective as to render you unable to pre?
pare your ballots?"
Mr. Toung said he called Dunphy'a atten?
tion W the fad that this oath was not
the legal ..ne. The words of the statute were:
"Do you solemnly swear that by leaaoa of
total blindness, loss of both hands, such total in?
ability in both hands that you cannot use either
hand for ordinary purposes or physical disability
le. reason >>f crippled condition or disease, you
are unable to prepare your ballots?"
"BARNBY" TOOK CHARO! Of THEM.
Nearl} all these Fifteen men were accompanied
into the booths ly "Barney*1 McFarland, a
Tammany watcher. The witness watched the
men who thus swore that they could not see
t i pr. pare their ball ts, and he believed that
they were fully able to <l? so. it got to be
I i ike In the polling pla.-, and the remark
was ,.ft.-n made: "Her- comes another blind
man." ? .
These men who pretended t > have an Impalreg
Vision w.rc able to pr- I- "H.liney" McFar?
land Into the 1.th and out of it. and to hard
their ballots to the officials themselves. One
negro could even see well enough to pick up a
match fr.un the stoop of the pilling place. The
I - of Martin Higgins was interesting as show?
ing how- bol l Dunphy was in his disregard of the
law. Higgins was so drunk that after remain?
ing ten minutes In his booth he came out an!
said that he cuild n d pr.-are his ballots; He
wanted some on" to help him do lt. as he was
unable to tell which was th- Tammany ticket.
Dunphy ask.-d him if he could SSC He said
yes he could. He i luld also read. There was
nothing for him to do but to leave the polling
pl... -.
In live minutes Higgins came back with Mc?
Farland and said he wanted his ballots. He
als . asked that some one be allowed to go into
th- booth with him.
"For <\hat reason?" Dunphy asked.
"My eyesight ls defective." replied the voter.
The bogus oath was solemnly administered, and
Higgins and McFarland went Into thc booth
together.
Ahxander Phillips and John T. Hall are arning
those Indicted for perjury for swearing falsely
that their eyesight WM defective. Both testi?
fied that some one had Rone Into the booth
with them, although neither was blind nor dis?
abled. Both said they had. taken no oarh
whatever. Neither heard anything said about
t ital blindness
rOMTEWTIOH OT the DBPEMCB.
Mr. Mcclelland said that he would show for
the defence that the substance of the oath was
administered in each ca?e. Dunphy, tn his own
behalf, said that he did not fed thai he had
a right to disfranchise voters because their
vision was def-ctive. He denied having; con?
fessed to a witness for the ponte that he had
ROI administered the statutory oath. Thomas
Mi Mahon, another election inspector of the
precinct, testified in <? uroboratioa >>f the ac?
cused man. James P. Hyland, the poll clerk,
declared that the oath of physical disability was
put to all who asked to have some one go In
the booth With them. There were also several
witnesses to Dunphy'* good character. Mr.
Mcclelland, in hts address to the Jury, a retied
that his client had honestly tried to do his duty.
AROL'MBMT OP Mit. WEI.I.max.
In his doging address to the jury Mr. Well?
man said:
i propose to argue the contention that thia de?
fend.mt was unintentionally guilty of a violation of
the law, The defendant admits that he received a
copy of th.- manual f..r the guidance of election
Inapectors, and that he rea.I it through twice.
Fairly In the morning he showed his aciuaintanca
with the law by administering th- proper oath to a
blind man. Vet In the afternoon he put oaths In
which Ile substituted "Impaired eyesight" for tho
words "total blindness." Can any" hon. at man be?
lieve that his violation of the law was uninten?
tional:
The defendant had an object in administering
sn,h an oath, lb wanted to avoid the law with?
out compelling tin- Ignorant voters to commit per?
jury. We do not attack the defendant's character.
but -imply call your attention to the motive which
he h is In testifying as he did. Th>- lawyer for the
defence savs that he did not examine the poll clerk
and the ballot ci.rk before the trial. If he did not,
he failed tn his duty as a careful and conscientious
lawyer, In a case Involving the liberty of his
client, he should have found out In advance Just
what testimony they would give. I know >ou will
not believe that these witnesses had not read the
oath since . lection day. They have been thoroughly
drilled In it, for they can say it partly, while even
the lawyer must read it ach time from his book.
In the election district "Harney" McFarland waa
instrumental In securing twenty fraudulent votea.
That was lu per cent of the total vote there.
Think of it. IS per cent! By convicting this man
you .an exert a restraining influence on such
election officers in the future.
JUDO! liAitltETTS CHARO*,
In charging the jury, Judge Barrett Paid, ia
part:
This trial is one of grave importance. While the
charge seems to be merely a technical one, this la
not so. The alleged offence really strikes at the
very foundation of our ballot aystem. It has
aeemed best to our legislators that wc should have
a secret ballot, and laws have been passed in ac?
cordance with this intention. If a voter ls cor?
ruptly approached there ls now no way, under the
law, In which a person o;in know whether that vote
was cast ra arranged.
There ls no question of ignorance of the law In
this case, for the defendant admits that in the
morning he administered the proper oath to a blind
man. It la agreed that the statutory oath was not
put in the other cases. The defence in that the
oath given was substantially that prescribed by
law. I do not hold the defendant to the strict
letter of the law. If he said "entirely" blind. In?
stead of "totally" blind, he cannot be held to be
guilty. If such were the proved fact, I would not
even let the case go io a Jury. Hut If the oath
administered was au.h that those who took lt
falsely cannot lie convicted of perjury, then the de?
fendant did neglect to do his duty.
The jury retired at 5 o'clock and In exactly
twenty-live minutes came In with a verdict of
"gouty" as charged In the Indictment. Mr.
Mcclelland requested that the Jury be polled and
lt was done, the verdict remaining the same.
Judge Marrett remanded the prisoner until
Wednesday.
The penalty for the offence for which the de?
fendant waa convicted ls three years In State
Prison or J3.0O0 line, or both.
PERJURER dXD DEFAULTER.
A VICK -PRESIDENT AMD A CASHIER OT A EOCBV
PORT HANK IN THE TOILS.
Dockport. N. Y., Feb 8? Dr. J. II. Helmer,
vice-president of the defunct Merchants' Bank of
this city, was this afternoon Indicted for per?
jury in connection with thc affalra of the broken
bank. He was arrested, arraigned and admitted
to bill thia evening.
The cashier of the bank. J. J. Arnold, ls now In
Jail and will be tried next week for perjury and
embezzlement. Ula shortsge exceeds $100,000.
The bank ls In thc hands of a receiver and la la
liquidation.

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