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TjZko. 118. NEW YORK, MONDAY JANUARY 20, 1873. PRICK TWO CENTS.
: Till': MOHlUKlt BRIBERY.
3-rfo ifOJIK OPOAKKH AMES'S Y1V
TIJIS AT 111 It IIOXFKSSIOXAL,
It ft J. Hover Admits Having Taken Seventy
'dtp Slmrrt f f:r.llt Mobllier, bnl Maya
that III. Hot Them lloaesllv-ll w Ik
II... Ji V Wilson rratraltfl Uov.ru
Va8Iiixotoh, Jan. 10. Thcro wero two
more anilout oonfetsors before Judge Poland's
cornniltteo yesterday. The first waa 11. M. Iloyer,
nho entered Ootwrett In U and In 1SC. while
11 member of the Committee on Paclflo ltallroad,
made an excursion In company with Jamea
Urooka anl other Junketing Congressmen to the
then lermlnut nf the Union Paclflo ltallroad.
Ther were taken In charge bjr Dr. Durant, then
the active spirit of both the Credit Molilller and
the Union l'aclfio. There w sa regaling of the
Congressional stomach on venison, buffalo
ntoaka, and other delicacies, with plenty of the
Widow Cllquotand llhoderrr. The long-headed
and plaiulble Doctor, who had Just taken a hand
(a full band, It seemtl In the Ohio Senatorial
election, htm not waatlng his ammunition on
thlsooeaslon. Hrookt and Iloyer were Initiated
Into the mysteries of modern railroad building,
ami the result was one hundrod aharca of Credit
M .hllhr wort ' plicod" with the former and sev-uly-Ovo
with tli. Utter.
Ex-coNuitEMMtN iiovr.it's co.NrrsaioN.
Biyer says h took the savonty-flte shares
it a tlmo when the surcess nf tho enterprise and
the prollts dependent thereupon were by no
, meant certain. This may do to tell the simple
tlllagcra of Norrlstown, but In this atmospliore
t would call It decldodly tbln. That Insinuating
dim was not likely to be deceived, especially
after the Junketing trip over the Union Pacific
lullrovl and Ion; conferences with Durant. Ills
fling at the public when be exclalmod that he
ouhln't eu what concern It had In the Invent
' 1 ration won't raits him In the estimation of the
fiorrlitowner. After the success of the enter
prise had been assured and the profits tested, he
Infested In twenty-Ate additional shares, and
tLcy aland In the name of his wife. The public,
r which be thinks Impertinently Inquisitive, will
probably tako nn entirely different view of his
case from that taken by himself. The constitu
ency that honored him with a seat In Congress
will scarcely approve his declaration that It was
" both honest and honorable, and consistent
with his position as a member of Congress," to
, be engaged In defrauding the Government and
. swindling Innocent stockholders of the Union
n Pacific ltallroad who were not so fortunate as be
' I tonus to hare been In getting Into the " Inside
1 JAMES r. WILSON'S EXPLANATION.
In The next niece was read br James K. WIIon
. II of Iowa. Mr. Wilson claimed to be the victim
J both of Ames and McComb. He don't look a
B bit like a fellow who could be victimized by
M snrbody. His round head and his combination
n countenance a cross between a Connecticut
H Yankee and a Scotch-Irishman are not Indira-
tlnnt of gullibility, whatever else may be said of
M them. Ills presence In Washington at this time
n u not alone attributable to his desire to cleanse
' H his reputation by this confession. He had far
i' mors Important business to look after, llolstlio
H attorney or lliefJlilcago, hock laiauu.ana racinc,
I H the Burlington and Missouri ltlvrr. and other
R Iowa railroads, all of which are seeking Impor
Bl taut legislation. At the er' moment almost
M that be was reading Ills statement before Judge
, U Poland's oommlttee, the Mouse wrs putting
H through Senate bill LOIS, anil I.yman Klmnn.tha
IS resident lobbyist, was receiving the rongratula
.11 tlons of his debauched Congressmen In the
" memlwr' private lobby. Wilson, like lllngham,
II tried to rebut some of the inferences which hit
II suspicious stock transsctlons Justify, by prating
of the amendments he added to the act of lsot
to protect the Interests of the United States.
now wilron pnoncTED tun government.
"ffl One of these amendnients was that section
V whlnh Ames and Alley claim entitles the Union
1 Pacific ltallroad Company to one-half the com
I peruatinti for carrying the Oovernment malls,
9 I troops, freight, Ac The act of 18Ii clearly and
I explicitly said that all of the compensation for
fl such service should bo retained by the Govern
M ment, Wilson's amendment Is so obscurely
4 a worded that many good lawyers nro Inclined to
1 believe that only one-half is meant to be wlth-
held for the Government. This Is protecting the
Interests of the Government with a vengeance,
ilut Wilson drew and had tacked onto the act
. of lit another amendment, which an
7 tnorized the Uurllngton and Missouri
Hlter ltallroad Company to extend Ita Una
tl through Nebraska. This was also so
obscurely worded that the company have
under It set up a claim before the General Land
! Office to hare certified to them landa more than
l'J miles from the line of their road. They do
this because Wilson's amendmeut to the act of
tii lsW does not in express terms Di the limits
it bstond which the y shall not go.
M When this case came before the Secretary of
the Interior on the construction nf the net, Mr.
ri. Wilton, now u then the attorney o( the road,
H wrote a letter to Mr. Delano, In which he ile
iti , dares that be drew the lection of the act of IWW
itr. relating to the lliirllngton and Mlasourl Jtlver
4 ltallroad, and that It was his Intention to have
the grant to thla road without restrictions ; and
- ex-Attorney-General ;ltoar, also the attorney
tH of the road, In an argument under
e date of Nov. 13, ln;i, addressed
to tb Secretary of the Interior on the construe-
tlon of the law, quotes this letter aa proof con-
olusivo that It was the Intention of Congress to
0- bare the grant without llmlu.
n x I.AUI txrx;cE-
That part of Wilson's defence, In which he de
,( dares that he sold bis stock as soon as he dls
if. cotsred, by having the tiapors In the Ames con
st tract subuiltled to blm for his legsl opinion,
aa the true nature of the operations of the Credit
Mobllier in connection with the Union 1'aclflc
M ' ltallroad, aounds veiy funny when placed side
by side with the testimony of Dr. Durant before
-Z the other committee on Saturday,
Jr The Chairman asked Dr. Durant, " Do you
know of any money being paid In any way to
nmmbeisof Congress by any of the officers or
stockholder of the Moux City ltallroad Com
,V ' piiiv, or anv coriortlon connected nlth It ?"
To nlilch the Doctor replied, "I have
heard Oakus Ames Bay that after they
II had obtalnet the legislation giving that
" r iiiit.nny the same sullilles us were given to
til union I'aclfl that ho bad to pay James Y,
a;)li ilr. Allison t.'i.oiil each before )i
' illicit pnssesslmi of the franchises of the
SI i. hi i ii) ltallroad I'ondructlon Company."
is. Tnc iimiiny of Coin iiudorellarrltson threw
, out litre light upon Htiynt thee dark transac
' Ii his, -.nc that It gives Mime Idea of tho light in
m 1 "tilth ii,- viened them vtheii Ilrooks wanted
bin to takn an lutcreit with Durant. lie do
cluieit li :hh( Im thought a fifty of reckoning
"j w.iuM , ,mn sooner or lati-r. 'Die stockholders
H hu were being bu Iritl led would got their eyes
,11 opened by and by, uml then lawsuits would un
'is, At Ills time of life bo wanted as few fit
thets at pusiiolo ; at uny rate, bo didn't wunt to
9i 1 amu h iiooKKrxrat s tihtimonv.
t. ' The most Important wltnoss examined yester-
j y wai Geo. W, Kenneilv, Amcs'a bookkeeper,
ttt i lis ln remarkable liiflivldual, and has one of
I ! the niii.t ruiiuirkable nifinorlcs for not reniem-
berliiu. an) thing I ever heard of, Hols not ox-
L ; s"tlt 4 i riah lleeii. but be has many of the out-
tt, ' w tn char.n terlstlcs of that imaginary book-
,0- , kcfi.er and clerk. He Is all meekness and tlm-
its liJIty He imiiIiI not apeak loud enough to be
liMrd twi yards off. When undergoing the
,,. (ianiniMluii he sat scrutchlng his head
Of llh hu left band, while with u pen in his
ruin he kept making Imaginary entries In
(I i an liiM.Mn.irv ledger. Ho hail been book
" keeper f ,r (i) cr Allies J t Co, nt J N'orlh Easton,
, j''r ten venrs, and during part of that time kept
m I , l'r vil" accounts of Oakes Ames. During
IT, I '''ertiiiiiiatli,iiOakesAmes, In untwer to Mr.
j fvrf I'Ss I""1 testified that he bought some.
! r"?'" ""I'll er stock In Kennedy's name. Ken
Id i Pi'l'r"'''l"',,,"nd "''out this, and denied all
liV, f ii.Ti "'"'I' transaction. If any such
J? f " ',, "had uer been transfoned to lilm he knew
I " IV'iJ''!'" It He never bought or iald for any,
rf ! M. i f "over asked his consent to let nuy
.yi r'! " "no 'lhe books of the company
J3I Trurtee Ullrty ,,ur" 8tind ln hU name "
Si ..TifiV1" 01 rl Toss-examined tho witness,
tn 1 1 he foliontng from the official report will be
IkuihI vary am nUigi
A OLM'INK KNOW-NOTIIINO.
uy -list, yea tny knowleJge st sll of trsnpsetions of
a 5 h'sUtiliugt wiihthetre.lltMoWlier ftoik
kaevfiMie' "ul kuu that 1 have any positive
e.li'.V,','.''.!rfm,t")l,c'ln'h,ste st to positive kriowb
. L.i. !..! h1F "orl "' Hi'mleUge, Whst kuowledgo
' Si nu'i kS' '!"'tr I'fltlve or otherwise ? A.l
' Bui know (list I liste any kuuwli iUe.
i tyvsziviiss:' -
trin.ifil.J ",.r!." '" ,,ur 'o11"1 anything In relation to
M.!h.J '"'"I Mr Ames in connection with the i;redit
allV l5s7f V.; No-1 1 "0'kaowthatlcsD
t- oy J'k',,1?." if"",0' " c" ' A--N- ''Ml
Notlnug. tltijef jenersi or special? A.-No, ilr.
R ln! Afnff' !''" worried at the contradlc
Sla .Ii .. llU l?"lh""ny by this witness, couldn't
jh,,,1' w longer, and said s "I do not think
H It that Jprstmi.ls yourquestlon. My Idea
V triit '?t H'1" '"u ar" a"k'"i- ''""t "ck as
stock,"' '"' knowledge ubout any such
i Ji u A VKnr Bn """our.
. I iMfl ,r.,r,lck ' "ked vou very lltlnetly If you
I sio'k " f J S;:i,,,'!.LV;.'r' '"" raf.reue. to the
I "ni . ''"Wllsr with eih.r perwDs, er say
I " "' 'ngsemiieuu with Hr.Ataef to lr.n.r.
lock to other persons, or to hold it tor them ? A. I do
not know tlist 1 hsve snj potliltr kno sledge of any
Q. Hate you any knowlejgs.petltlve or otherwise?
A. 1 hst e -n Imprest Ion thsl 1 nve si en certificates of
bis for smnnnts nf ttuci In the Credit Mobilise.
U.-ls thsl til you know sbout hit Uesllntt with
rredlt Mobllier stork, the pottllilllty htt yon hste seen
csrtlflostes in his nsme? A.-All t know about It Is
thlt, thsl a number of years sco Mr. Amea w lined me
to smIii him In till tccountf, I kepi his note sceoant
for him. 1 think I hste seen on soma of his books
trsotsctlons, but 1 do not remember poilllvsly whti
' fTrsn'fsetlons In refernee to whatf AcTtw
aetloni U referei s Jo Credit Mou .ioo.
O.-Ctn yon recollect anything whstst rr in referear
toifse entrlrs and accounts thst you sw In bit books
tnue.ilog the Credit tlshiller slock? A. No, sir i
noihing thst I sm lure sbont st sll I never trn;t these
intngi to memory. Whtt I do 1 put In blsck and white.
Q. -Hate von any memory si sll touching it? A.--Ko,
sir, nn rotlttvs memory i nothing thst 1 could
swesr to st all. .,...
q.-fitate the belt of your Imrretiloni of hli desllncs
Inuiedll Mohbler ilnck, and trsnisctlons with oilier
persons. A.-I Itilnk 1 sw on hit books two or three
entries mule of psrtles I supposed to be members of
Concrete t I sin nol sure of II. .
y -Sine to the committee what yon csn recollect
sbont your imprei'lons touching theie entries. A. I
rtinsher bat very little shoot It ,
1). lis good mouiih to tell whst you remember. A, -1 ,
remember nothing thst I csn swetr to. I
O. Yon hsve Juit now stsied thst you bad some
rerollettlon In connection with penons who were
Q.fnbersof Contren. A. I hste seen so much In the
utwspiptrt shuui this mittrr thst I hsve got It mixed
up. I do not think 1 could itpsrsts It.
Titr wjTMtss's ixrnrsstOH.
Q-Itsve yon sny impreiilon whsteven and If so,
whtt If tlist ImpreMlon derived from the bonks?. A. -My
tninrelou Is thst tome members of Congrrst. or
pejplel supiKited bv the entries were members of Con
rress, lieu some of the stock.
Q. He g.md enouzh to stale, so fir at your Imprrt.
siont eniul. you to Hate st sll, who thete mrmhert of
CougrrM or any of them were? A. I think Mr. Palter
son was one. ....
(J. -Csn you itite sny Imprestlonf you hsve derived
from thoie entrlrs touching Mr. Psllerton? A. -I
thing he ptld tome money for tome itock. I tnould
Judge to from the entries, I did uot see him psy the
y. whst other entilei did you lee In reference to
any other members tnsn Mr. l'stteremi? A. -Well, sir,
I do not remember. 1 think I hste iren three or four
nemri thst hare been rlrculsted In the paprrt, but the
only one 1 seem to remember dl.tlnrtly, nnd I do not
remember crrtalnly sbout htm, was Mr Vstterion.
o. Itsve vou sny Impreiilon or rewlleillon In refer
ence to the n.nieot Mr. Colfsi? A.- 1 think 1 ssw
something 1 supplied to refer to him, wsi Intended to
rrfer to him.
Q. Csn you tell ni whtt thtt tomrthlng wn to ftr ss
you recolleit' A. No, sir 1 remember only gene,
rally that I recalled to my memory, hating s-en their
nsmei In the paoert, thsl I isw three or four of them.
o. -Did you .ee sntthing In reference to Mr. Dswee
of Ms.tschutetti? A.- No.ilr. I think noti I sm not
sure of It. .. ,
g.-Uld you lee sny thing In reference to Mr. Wllion
of Mtiiichutetti? A. I think I did,
Q. hit did you lee there A.-l do not remember.
I only recolkcied geuerslly that 1 taw ptrt of thott
U'l'OMn'8 TKBT1M0 Y COnllOIlOll ATII1.
The follow In j Is very' Important, because It
cnrrohoratefi McComb't testimony about Ames
having the list of names written In a memoran
dum book, from which he read them to lilm.
Q ln west lort of booki w ere thete rntrlet thtt you
ttw ? Hsve you nolmpres.ton where thete entries were
made, tn whst ehsracter of book.snd whst chsrsctrr of
entry? A. I think It wss In some smell book thst Mr.
Amis csrrled thst he took memorsnds of notes from.
g. Whst sortof a bunk? A. I thluk Itwslallltlt
memorsndum book In which he kept so sccount of hit
(J. Notes thst were due to him? A, Notes thst be
U In the book then In whleh he kert sn sceoant of
the rotes he hid discounted from time to time there
were entries of utmee of the.e sruiletnen of whom yon
spoks, to the best of your recollection A, I think 1
ssw something of tbst kind,
Q.-Csnyuuglre us sny Ides of the character of tht
en-rlet A. No. sir,
q.vtere they brief memorsnds? A. Very brief.
0 -Dld they contain the names, end the smonnt of
stock oppoiile tb. names ? A. eomelhtng of thsl sort.
The witness a 'mltted that Ames had Union
1'aclflc ltallroad stock transferred tn him, and
that he after a time transferred It back to Ames.
AMES ESPLALNINO A DISCKKPAffCY,
After Kennedy's examination, and while the
members of the committee were leaving the
room, Ames buttonholed Judge Merrick to ex
plain how there came to be a discrepancy ln his
testimony and Ids bookkerper'tabout thlstrana
for of stock. He meant Union 1'aolflc ltallroad
stock when he said he bought some In Kenne
dy's name. After some further explanation he
remarked to the Judge :
"Thlswa an honest and legitimate transac
tion nn my part, but you see when these people
to whom I have sold stock got scared, and some
of them denied luting bought It. and others
wanted to sell hack to me. It was inconvenient
to have the -'4.1 shares divided up In small lots,
and sn I had It put Into one certificate. I didn't
mean to rob an) body or steal ari)thlng. even If
some people do try to make It appear that I
never mild them any stock."
It will tin seen by this that Ames is getting
tired of being the scapegoat for three or tour
members fit t'nngrers. It Is Intimated that he
will yet make certain people w.nce by telling
the plain truth without any evaalons.
Ceitnr Itnplds and the Credit .Mobllier.
r. 1st A'JIIor or nt Sun,
Sut: On tin- 19th of Mntch, 166, I bought
of tho Hon. Oakes Ames two Cedar llaplds and
Missouri ltlver ltallroad bonds, pa) lug for and
receiving tho tame In the Speaker's room of the
IIouso uf ltepreaentathes.
I made the Investment on the recommendation
of a member of Congress, who hail bought some
of the same bonds. It now appears that that
same member at that very time had agreed to
take of Mr. Ames some Credit Mobllier stock
wblch the latter was trying tn sell. I am only
sorry that neither of them Informed me of the
fact, for hoil It l.ern ojrieil to me on flies,ime
lermt if una orrrd to Cofiyrrw nru. I lm o no
doubt I would have taken It Instead of the
Only a few Congressmen, It seems, were able
to pay cash for It ; none of them dared to take a
certificate of his stock, and every one of them
sooner or later got Mr, Ames to take It bark. So
tho attempt to "place" tho stock In ctrong
hands was, after all. abortive.
What a pity Mr. Ames did not offer It to out
siders like myself. With the same guarantee
that ho gave to M. C.s, he would have found it
easy enough to unload his 31,1 shares, and I ten
tore to say that none of in would have asked
him to take back nur stock, especially after real
izing or even dlildlng with him the handsome
profits of IwjU. 11. Slum-.
riri: iivsTixarnx cjiijii:.
The Defendants Held on n Chnrge of Itlot
In; Intense Feeling In lluuitngtou.
Kutf-it'iiii Hull 111 HiiutiliKtou, I.. I., wiig
tilled to overflowing Saturday afternoon. It had
been announced that Justice Montfort would
render his de.'lslon In the case of the People of
the .titte of New York and Dr. George II. Itinks,
Claudius II. l'rlme, and Itoyal Pammls, and tho
result was that hundreds of people flocked from
Northport, Cold Spring, and tho neighboring
villages to Huntington, The streets of tho little
town again assumed tho aspect of busy life
which characterized them during the Investiga
tion of the facts, Tho barroom nf Duryea'a
Hotel was again crowded by men who dlrcus'cd
tho probabilities of the occasion, and when tho
appointed hour, half past 1, arrhml, tho court
room presented not an Inch of unappropriated
It was 2 o'clock before Justice Montfort en
tered the room. Tho dofeiidants were nlnudy
there, as were Messrs, I'latt and Votings, the
counsel for the people, nnil counsellors llown
Ing and Stniibrougli of the defence. Ulllcer
Trainer ileuceil the multitude, and tho Justlco
roiuk til bis decision at once. Ho said but lit
tle, but t iiit little wax suggestive, Ho had care
fully exunil.'Ci! the evidence tuken, "ml cumo to
the conclusion that it was his duty to commit
the defendants fur tho action of tho Grand Jury,
He thought the etldence warranted u ( oiiiinll
tal for rioting, and accordingly In. ordered tint
Dr. Geurgu II. II. ink, Claudius 1). i'rliuo, and
Itoyal Hamuli bo held on that charge.
The decision was a surprise to many who had
confidently expectod an acquittal. I lot 4 hud
been freely made on tho renill. Mr. Downing,
nssoon as Justice Montfort concluded, asked
that the defendants might bo left In charge nf
llllecr Trainer that ho might npply for a wi it of
fWiriu (oriiw. which would be roturnablu on
Monday. The request was granted, and to-duy
tho light will be again renewed.
Itallloud Troubles on Long Inland.
Fur some months there has been trnublo be
tween the President of the Huihlng and North Bide
ltallroad, Mr. John J. Locke, and the other memberi of
the L'iccutlve Committee, This trouble, it It ssld,
resulted from sn at triiint on the part of the President
tn forre a itatemrnt of the flnane ul conditlou nf the
road from the rreaiurer, whom books, Mr. Ixck
amnm, were bsdly mlied The Ktrcutlve Committee
cuiiilttcu of three, of which the Trrsturer snd Mr.
Locke were members, the third member iMed with
the Trraiurer, snd Mr. Locke had to tight his bsttle
single lisiided. The Ksecutlve Committee practically
tsuutrulleil the builnrie msusgement of the road, and
the I'rrildenl wai ovciruled. l omiillratloni alioiroie
riiprcilug the relation uf A. T, hlusirl'i connection
with the Flushing rusd, In which Mr. Locke took sueli
poilllve grounds thsl the Hoard of Directors hsve
patted a reiolutlon removing him from the Preiideney,
A motion to place the resion for removal ou the books
of the compsny wss voted down.
An r.s-Covernnient Official Arrested.
District Attorney Illlss obtained a lionch war
rtnt la the Dulled Btstes Circuit Court on Saturday for
the srreit of Ueorge K, Dunning, formerly Superintend
ent of the United Btstes Asisy OtDce. The detendsnt
u liken Into cuitody by Deputy Msrshsl Ituhlnson,
snd remanded by Judge Sliipmsn until ha could furnlih
bsll iu tJuuVO. He Is chsrgod with hsvlng embezzled
severs) thouttnd dollsrs ot tho fundi Intrusted to hit
esre while In the service of the (loternment He wsi
srreited some time sgo, snd wsi sutxeiiueiilly ludlctcd,
but when hit cue wss cslled for Ulsl hi ftutd to ap
tisar, lleuct ail retrrctU
THE CHANCES FOR STOKES.
1'OIXTH WON wmoir ItlH COVNSKL
jtm.r roit a a tir tuiai..
The Hun's Interviews with Juror Tstraed
Id Acconnt The 1'roprlolr of Individual
Jurers Heeklua Evidence OutsUe el (lourt
-,Hr, Tremnln Mill In thf Cue.
Mr. Tremnln nnil his rtnaooiaios nro using
every effort to secure a new trial for Blokes, and
to that end have had special deteotlvea on duty
since his conviction to collect details In regard
tn Jurors and witnesses In tho oaao, A inatorlal
hint was furnished them by Tin Btm ot Jan. 8,
In which Interviews with most of the Jurors
were publlshod. Mr, John A. Ileycr, of ,157 liast
Fifteenth street, anld to the Son reporter t
One Juryman went at night with his guard to
examine the ladles' entrance tn the Grand Cen
tral Hotel. Another looked over a lot uf pistols
tn sea whether a man could tell by glancing at a
Pistol how many chambers It had.
Acting on this hint, It waa not very difficult tn
discover the Juror alluded to by Mr. Ueyer, and
the dofenco have now In their possession an affi
davit from the Juror himself setting forth that
while the trial was In prngross ho went one even
ing In company with the deputy sheriff who had
lilm In charge to the drand Central Hotel, and
examined the ladles' ontranco and tha atalroaao
on which Klsk was shot. In order
to JcriOK roil miijr.Lr
whether Stokes could have easily avoided the
meeting, and whether Klsk could conveniently
see Stokes at the head of the stairs.
The other Juror has made affidavit that after
hearing the testimony uf Henry De Corler In
regard to Stokes's pistol, and not being satisfied
In his injnd that De Corlcy was correct In his
statements, he went to a gunsmith's and exam
ined numbers of pistols, with a low to ascer
taining whether a man could distinguish at a
certain distance a four from a six-barrelled pistol.
ln these two casts, It Is claimed, the Jurors
went outside of the court to obtain evidence,
whereas their verdict should have been formed
upon the evidence brought before them on tho
trial. This Is considered by lawyers the strong
est point yet raised by the defence, ltlssotno
times the case that a Jury Is taken to the scene
nf a crime by order of the Judge, but In no in
stance, It It claimed by Stokes's counsel, has an
Individual Juror lhe right to visit such scene
during the progress of the trial unless accom
panied by the whole Jury, and under orders to
that effect from the tench. Doubtless the
Jurors referred to were actuated by the best of
motives, but the counsel for tho defence con
tend thst their opinions formed at the scene,
and probablv communicated tu others of the
Jury, materially Influenced the verdict.
In addition to the amuavlls abuve summar
ized, several others bearing upon tho state of
feeling of certain of the Jurors have been
secured. One Juror Is asserted tu have said be
fore the trial that
"STOKFjI Ol'OIlT TO 1U.NO, ANTHOw!"
another, that Klsk waa not to blame, and
Sttikes ought to be hanged ; and a third, that " In
losing risk, the liermans bail sustained the great
est loss they ever knew, and If he (the Juror) were
on the Jury he'd bang lilm (Slokes) nnyhowl"
Counsel claim to have all these assertions sub
stantlnted by sworn evidence; and with their
affidavits, their bill of exceptions, and their ar
gument ou the unconstitutionality of the new
Jury law, thev enter the new campaign with the
utmost confidence that they can secure a new
trial for their client.
On Saturday evening a Si n reporter met Mr.
John D. Towiisend at the Hotriuan House, and
during a long conversation with lilm In regard
to the Stoke oae elicited insny new points of
Interest. Heine asked how It w.t that the de
fence In the Ixst trial admitted the killing, Mr.
Tnwntend said :
"I bne In eii spoken to by one of the Jurors
since the verdict has been renderetl nn this
same subject. I have seen It mentioned In the
paper, that the family of Mr. Stokes bad de
clined to have this fiuestlou as tn the cause uf
death made a part of the ca-e. It Is true Unit
Mr. Stokes and his family thought for nwbllK
that the Introduction of such mutter might In
jure what he and they considered
THE HEAL ULKRNCE,
so far as he was concerned In this case, lloth
Mr, Trcmaln and 1 Insisted that we would not
yield, and that this branch of the case should be
Investigated, If we were permitted to do so.
Dr. Macready. Ilr. Cracow Itiky, Dr. Weir, and
others, wero auhpu'iiacd and paid as experts,
and were In court during the lat trial as wit
nesses. It was not our fault that that branch of
the case waa left out. The prosecution acted In
what I do not hosltate to say was a contempti
ble wav, by refusing to put upon the stand the
medical witnesses who attended Klsk during his
last hours. Medical men. If not the general pub
lic, decided on the first trial that there was grave
doubt as to whether 1'lsk died mediately
from the effect of the wound. Upon the last
trial we would have shown by medical men
called by the prosecut'on nn the former trial,
who, at the time of their examination, had not
heard the precise treatment tu w hlch Klsk had
been subjected, that they believed the mediate
cause of death was opium. I cannot but be
lieve that the prosecution knew the strength of
that defence, as I was Informed that one uf the
I imminent medical witnesses who attended
'lsk.and who was said to be absent from the
city during the last trial, waa present In court
when the sentence was pronounced. "
WHY MEDICAL TESTIMONY WAS NOT rSI.D.
Reporter Why didn't you Introduce medical
testimony yourscltee to prove malpractice, Mr.
Mr. Townsend- Hecause on the former trial it
was very apparent to us that Drs. Trlpler and
Vlshor bad suppressed testimony. It was shown
by tho anothei'ftry that a large iiiantlty of
opium and Its extracts had been ordered by one
nr both of these ph)sli lans about this time. Dr.
Carnochnu, who h.ul been calel from Stateu
Island by tho friends of Flak, vtated that at
about 11 o'clock be heard stertorlc breathing
from Flk while ho was In thu adjoining- room.
In conscipieuco of eomo medical disagivcmcut
between himself, Drs. Fisher, Trlpler, and
Haver, Dr. Carnochan was not reiiiestcd tu take
fiartinthelrdlsciisslons. This stertorlc breath
nz was explained by the medical it Itiit'sse- for
tbedefcni'c alter the testimony had been Intro,
fluced as tn the amount nf opiates that hnd
been ndinlnlateied. aa entirely cnii4ltcnt with
opium poisoning. Dr. Wood, ns I ntu Informed
by him, wns subprrniied by the prosecution, ns
were other medical men. Vou will remember
tint i,-. Wood was called before Drs. Trlpler
and l'l-lior were uxamlnod on the first trial, .mil
Knew nothing as tn tho treatment of Flsl; be
yond what ho supposed these persons hail
done In canning out his directions. Ho then
testlflid, lery properly, that tho cause of death
ttroso from shock. 1 ntu satisfied tbnt If Dr.
Wood had been put upon the etund by the pros,
edition on this tiiul, nu.l tho same tistliuopy
had been Introduced ns to tho amount of ophites
Hilmlnlsterud tn Flak, ho would have testified
that tho mediate caiito of death was
IDISONLNO 11V OPIUM.
Vou ii III remember that Dr. Shine testified that
Ttlpli r stilted to lilm that hu (Trlpler) had ad
ministered tn Flsk, hyperdormleiilly and nttier.
wlso, one hundred and twenty minims of opium.
Reporter Why could Ion not cull medical
experts In th.' e.-ncwhctherthc prosecution ex
amined medical ivItnes'iH or nut? Your an
awcr scarcely meets my former tpicsllou,
Mr. Townsend Thu mil) persons who knew
anything iu regard tu lhe tieutiucnt were wit
nesses lor the prosecution on tho former trial,
WK Hill NOT lltl.lEVK Til KM
then, mill put Dr, Shlno nn tho stand tn dispute
the uuesllon aa to tho amount of opium they
hud given. Wo did uiako an effort, fearing that
tho prosecution would treat us In this way, to
Hiibpirna Dr. Trlpler, hut wo learned that Dr,
Trlpler did not occupy, uml had nut occupied for
a )oarpust, the house which ho gave aa his resi
dence ou the first trlul, und wo were unable to
discover his whereabouts. Had wo nailed Dr.
Fisher ho could huvo determined only the
amount of opiates that ho himself hnd adminis
tered, and It was tho amount combined, which
lie and Dr. Trlpler gavo, tlmt made tin the full
amount administered, , ,
Heporter It has been reported that Mr, Tro.
mains has retired from the case, giving as his
reason that ho had boon asteadv advocate nf
the passage of tho new Jury law, the constitu
tionally of which the counsel contemplated
bringing Into fiicstlon, la this truo ?
Mil. THEM AIN BTII.I. IN THE CASE,
Mr. Townsend- Mr. Tremnln is a gentleman
and alaitjer. Having been rutsnclated with hint
for several mouths, 1 rhoiild consider It sn In
sult to lilm If I wero tn ask lilm if there was any
truth In this report. The association nf counsel
III the Stokes case rniitlniius In the same friend
ly spirit as has alwa)s existed. If 1 millers and
It rorreclly, Mr. Tremaln was questioned by
members of the Judiciary Committee at the
time of the Introduction of tho new Jury bill
upon the advisability of the Introduction and
passage nf such a bill, and not upon the ques
tion uf Its constitutionality. Hut had It been
otherwise, and Mr, Tremaln ihould see grounds
at this time to question his former position, I
can seo no reason why he should not adopt
them. I will add that Mr. Tremaln said to a
gentleman In my presonce, this evening, that be
would loave tho cose If any one ni these things
should occur! First, tho death of Mr. Stpkeat
second, his discharge from Imprisonment, and
third, Mr. Stokes's rouua.t that he ihould retire.
Mr. Townsend seemed perfoclly confident tliat
a now trial would ho orderod,
tiik rmv Jlllir LAW.
In addition to tho points enumerated aliovs,
counsel depend greatly upon the hope that tha
now Jury Uw will be declared (iiicoiHtltullon.il.
Counsel In another caao will to-lay arguo tho
constitutionality of tho act In tho General Term
of tho Supremo Court. This act was passed
Mar II, 1ST!!, and Is entitled "An net It) relation
to t'io cn.Mlenges M jurora in Criminal e.uns."
Its first section provides that the previous for
mation or expression of an opinion or Impres
sion In regard to tho circumstances rn which a
criminal suit Is based, or tn referonoe to tho
guilt or Innocence of tho prisoner, or aprcsont
opinion nr Improsslon In refcronco thereto, shall
not bo deemed sufficient ground for challenge
as to principal cause tn any person legally quali
fied to serve aa a J tror In auch case, provided
that tho Juror proposed makes oath that
ho ran render nn Impartial vordlct in
ancordanco with the evidence At tho tlmo the
law was pasaed tho public was excited over tho
criminal suits against the Tammany Ring, and
as every Intelligent man In the community had
road mora or less of tho newspaper stories of
the day, and had naturally formed an opinion
which, tindor tho old law, was ground for a chal
lenge for principal cause, It was almost Impossi
ble t'i obtain Juries. Thus Justlco was retarded
niul tho county put to Immense expense In the
Hall trial. In which several panels were ox.
haiistcd before a Jury was made up, and one of
the tweite nylng anon after, the process had to
be gone through with again.
A CASE IN POINT.
Soon after the passage of the act the case to
be nrgund to-day was brought up hefpirrltrcord
rr llacU.lt. ami n Jury, enntuellefi uiider lb
new law, convicted the prisoner. Some techni
cal quibble procured him a new trlnl, at which
his euuiiael objected to all Jurors wlinhad heard
tho case, on the ground that they hail fonneu
tut opinion as to the guilt of the prisoner, Tho
Jurors thus challenged were asked by tho Court
whether ther could given true verdict In the
rase without regard to any opinion previously
formed, and those replying In the affirmative
wero accepted. Subsequently a writ of error
was obtained and the case was removed Into the
Supreme Court. The leading argument asalnst
the constitutionality fit the law IstbaTlt de
prives the prisoner nf his tight to a common
law jury a right guaranteed lilm by the Consti
tution, and not to be revoked by any legislative
action. Furthermore, the learned counsel
claims that tho law practically makes tho Juror
tho Judge uf his own competence. A man may
have formed and expressed an opinion adverse
to the prisoner he may bo an Inveterate enemy
and yet, when he asserts before tho court that
ho can return a verdict In accordance with the
evidence without regard to his
previously formed and expressed, he Is adjudged
competent to served as a juror In the case. This
Is hut n skeleton nf the argument tn bo pre
sented tiwlsy. but It will serve to show the gen
eral course to be adopted. Should theSupreme
Court decide that the act Is unconstitutional,
and should the Stokes counsel provo that any of
the Jury In their casn were empanelled under
the statute, Slokes will undoubtedly receive a
new trial, and It is hardly necessary tn say that
many men now serving out sentences for crimes
for which ther wero tried bvslmllarly constitu
ted Juries will hate an equal right to new trials.
The rase Is viewed with intente interest by
legal men, and should tho act be declared un
constitutional, there will be no end to legal
Yesterday Stokes received no vlaltors. He oc
cupied thn greater portion of thedny In reading.
In the afternoon he took his accustn sed wslk
In the prison yard with a deputy shcrlQ
THE kaxsas iminr.jtT.
How Caldwell l'urchnsrd bis Moat III the Men
nte .Vlembrrs of the Legislature lloughc
Like Miecp- Ka-(.ov. Carney's Trstlnioii).
Wahiiinoto.v, Jnn. 19. Tho revolutions
made yesterday before the Senate Commltteo
on Privileges and Klectlons Into the bribery and
corruption In the election of Caldwell, aa Sena
tor from Kansas, are simply astounding and
leave no room for doubt as to Caldwell's early
expulsion from the Senate.
Kx-lov. Carney of Kansas was the most Im
portant H Ittirss. Ho corroborated the testimo
ny heretofore glum by Lent. T. Smith (Cald
well's partner', to the effect that at a private In
tenlew between ( uldwell. Smith, and himself,
Caldwell offered him (Carney) S1o.mii If he would
wtlbdraw from tho content tor Senator. This
offer he soon afterward accepted, for w hirh ho
K'.trney) received Smith's note at thirty days for
$10,(111, given unconditionally, and Smith's due
bill for fi.f'O, conditioned on Caldwell's elec-
tlon. The consideration named In the agree- '
ment was for expenses Incurred and alatanee 1
to bo rendered by Carney. Tho due bill for fi,lJ
was not paid until last spring. Just before Cald
well went to Washington the next winter he tuld
Carney that he would soon arrange tn get snmo
money from the Kanaaa I'aclflo ltallroad with '
which to pay tiie due bill; Caldwell said that the 1
Kansas 1'aclflc Company had promised to pay
lilm some money to a."lt ln his election, but
that they had not yet dono so. and tbst so far as
he was concerned they would get no legislation
until they kept their promise and paid him the
money ; subsequently Caldwell told witness that
his election had cost him over fOO.OOO.
On one occasion, when witness presented to
Caldwell such a request for nn nflVe from a
member uf the Legislature, Caldwell took out a
momorundiim book, and after referring to it,
aald i "I don't nwe that man uu) thing i 1 oald
that man for hit vote." It seemed from Cald
well's manner on this ncaslnn that he bid In
his book a list of all the members of the legis
lature with their prices. Caldwell at another
time told witness that he had paid James F.
Ieggott f LOtU for his vote, and Mr. Dyers, an
other member of the Legislature, (W.WJ for his
vote. Ileiforw the election Levi T.Smllh told Cald
well In witness's presence that he had already
Involved himself to the amount of M0,(rfor
Caldwell, which he feared Cahlwell would not
recognize. Smith added, however, that he
w ould pay one-half the expenses In cote he did
not succeed by his arrangements In electing
Cahlwell. Whereupon Caldwell said, "AH right;
At times during the canvasi 1. J. Anderson
would come tn the committee of Caldwell's
friends nnil say he must h iv some more money,
and Smith would siy, "Tell the fellows tn be
patient they mint nave n little patience the
currency nf the banks is nil paid out, but more
has been ent for and will be along presently."
Anderson was emplojed by Caldwell and Smith
to see all the members of tho Legislature, and
get nil tho lotet be could, and from diytodny
be would report that such and such a member
could bo cjtitrollod. for perhaps f.Vil. I.l. or
$2,(J each. J. L, McDowell win another mem
ber of tho working committee, anil maibi similar
reports, on tho reception of which the commit
tie would discuss what pri es ought to be paid.
Smith once told wltnesj tbnt the Knna.xs I'.iclllo
llnllroad f 'ompany hail glien lilm f lo.iiil to aid
( uldwell In lhe contest, V, Itness was taken Into
the confidence nf Caldwell und Smith, and now
Witness talked to manv members of llie LogU
lnlure nt tho request of Caldwell and Siiiilh.
Sometimes members would say In w Itness that
they understood Caldwell w. s paying for votes;
that bis election was not oxpeetud or desired by
the people; and that they could not ulfuril to go
homo md defend their course If they toted for
Caldwell without being paid for it. In such
catea witness would refer the members toSmllli
and others who wore mnnaging for Caldwell.
Wllllnins of Jfihtistow n. one of the members nf
the Legislature, told witness that Smith had nl-
eadr promised him money lor Ills vote, (leu.
Smith of Leavenworth was also working vigor
ously for Cahlwell, and told witness that he had
arranged for the vnto of Mr. Ilutler by agreeing
that Caldwell would pay nn outstanding note of
Duller h for fN'al. Witness testified that Thomas
A, tisiioruo, who was yesterday lu.itigurnlcd
(inyeriior of Kansas, was a member of the man
aging committee of Caldwell's friends which
conducleil bis cauiass und purchased votes uf
members uf tho Leglslatuie.
Mr. Carney's cMst-oxnmliiatlon was postponed
tn couoiUeiic uf Mr. Caldwell being 111.
A Hiiro Present lor our I'rrsideut.
om f,e Sun.lw Miriurv.
It trniisplli'il nt the Ciii-lum IIouso yester
day that the steamer T) bee, which arrived from
B.in Domingo on Thursday, brought four asset,
consigned to (leu. Ingalls. It Is said that they
are tf go tn l'resldent (Irunt, as n present from
the Dominican Uovernmcnt. Thev were ox
eiupted from duty on tho ground that they were
Intended for breeding purposes.
The (iiinidlnn fnvliig. Ilnnk.
A mooting of the trustees of the property of
the Ousrdlsn Bsvlngsltsnk u held on Balurdsy, st
which the rrcelver of this bsnk, Jrremlsh (julnlsn, pre,
sided. After much dlscuulon It wss decided lo sell
enough cf the properly tit their htiidi to par all the
creditors of the bank. Thenhulo summit IJ tie legli.
latcd nnw Ii about titn.uil. It uas sstd br Mr. Quln.
Ian that the properly would he sold shout the latter
end nf the mouth nf I (liruurt. suit slthough It will lake
some time to examine the lltlu deeds and .Uierdneu.
meuti. It st tlinught that the final tcttlementt would
be completed ju tim e mouths at lean.
Helling it u Undertaker.
Saturday afternoon a melancholy looking in
dividual purchttrd a colon from Mr. Thouitt Tracy,
undertaker, WO Myrtle avenue, llrookljn. The coffin
wit worth til. While giving ordert In reference loll,
the melancholy Individual, who repieientett hlmielf at
Jamei K. fjsrlir nf Huntington. L. I., Iiandi-d Mr.Trary
a check on the National ILiuk uf llrooUj u for tli, Mr.
Irary handed hbn tl.eml the fellow .limly deinrted
from the store. In the afternoon Mr. I racy slowly re
turned from ihn bsnk with the check auj Hie knowl
edge thsl it wss worihlen.
1 I Ml
1"Froudo-urke Conttoversy-Iloth Sides."
Lecturrs of Ktlluir lluike, Mltchrl, l'hllllpt, Kroude,
Summing up i ti rente, rnllllpa, O'Gonnelli Plcenti.
J, W, u'tluiajf, 1U Nauau at- New Votk.-ASe.
THE DEADLY ICE CYCLONE.
ritAnrttT, ttyvson op tiik htojik
IX TIIK XOHTll iWST.
Men, Women, nnd Children, nnd Herds of
I'nnle ftpen In Dentli Tenmalersj I'rojcn
HtlfT In lli.lr Hoats-Klgbt Head llodlos
Found In One Hl.lgW,
Uerreiponcence of The Men.
Ht, Paul, ,Tnii. 10. Tho ioycyclono whloh
began to aweep over the Northwest on Tuesday,
the 7th Inst., was one of unprecedented severity,
and there It every reason to fear that the Hit of
victims will not be completed for many weeki
to come. The storm came on suddenly after n
warm and pleasant day, and raged with great
fury for over two days, llulldlngs were shaken
like reeds, and the air was to densely filled with
now that an ohjoct ten feet distant could tint
bo teen. Many farmers with their taims, and
tome with their wives, were caught out In tho
prairies, and a largo number havo perished. The
following account of suffering and lost of Ufa
will Indicate the deadly power of the blast :
MEN AND CATTLE TtiOZSU,
Near Washington, Minn., two teams were
found frozen, with one of the drivers so badly
frozen that ho cannot live. The other cannot be
found, The body ot aajinknown man was aUo
found frozen to death at Nlcolett. A. 0. Jen
kins, foreman of the Ohio Ilrldge Company's
yard, was frozon to death while riding In a hack
from Sibley to Itock llaplds. Tho other Inmates
escaped with slight Injuries. A school boy near
Now Dim undertook to go home, but lott hit
way, and his body was found eight miles dis
tant. A man was found near St. Peter, frozon
etlff. Whole herds of cattle, caught In the
storm, were frozen to death. A man named
Christopher left (llyndon, Minn., for home nn
Tuesday night, anil was found lying under thn
snow frozen to death. A young man named
llerry. In tha tame neighborhood, thatrd tha
A man and two yoke of oxen were found
southwest of St. James, frozen stiff. A man and
two boys and one yoke of oxen wero found
seven tulles north of St. James. A man and
yoke of oxen wero found within three miles of
St. James. The man had driven his team
through the dooryard of a house, passing within
ten feet of a shelter without discovering it In
the storm. He was found only a few rods from
the house, lying partly across his cattle.
BT.VENTY PERSONS FROZEN TO DEATH.
A despatch from Alexandria, Douglas coun
ty, says that thus far authentic reports have
been received of seventy persons who havo
frtiren to death In Stevens, (I rant, Douglas,
and Otter Tall counties. Others are still miss
ing and believed to be dead; many moro crip
pled for life by freezing hands nnd feet.
A man named Trios, Johnson started for a
flouring mill on Tuesday, and on Thursday both
Johnson and the team were found frozen to
death. A man and team wero found In the
woods ten miles north of I'omme de Torre, all
dead. A snd case Is that of a young man re
turning from Canada with hit bride. At I'omme
de Terre the father nf the young man met the
couple, ami they started for their home, near
Fergus Falls, 'lhe storm came on, and losing
their way, tho two men left the bride in the
sleigh and started to find the road. Nothing
has since been heard nf them, and they tin-
uuuiuruir irri-iieu. alio mrii uu, i.iuiihiihi
the bride left th sleigh, anil after wandering
about for some time came to some logs, where
she took shelter, whore she was found two days
after so badly frozen that she can't llvo. A man
and a boy living uortheasl of Morris went out
nn Tuesday to get some wood. The team was
found on rrldar, but nn traces of the men. A
Norwegian named Fladerland, left Morris for
home Tuesday, since when neither man nor
team has been seen or beard from.
a rEsnri-f. RECORD.
A man was found standing by his barn door. In
the vicinity of New Pint, frozen to death. Two
men were found dead In another place In the
At Fergus Falls eight people are known to bo
frozen ; at Morris, four, and scattered through
the Intermediate country seven or eight others.
Two men were found near St. l'cter sitting up
right in a sleigh frozen stiff, covered with buffalo
robet. At Worthlngton two teamttera have
been found dead.
Two farmers, named I'at Condon and Flvnn.
I the Intter known ns Wild Mick, left Litchfield
for their homes on Tuesday. Not reaching
' home, a general search was Instituted ou Friday,
and both were found lying In a snow drift three
miles from their starting place. Condon was
quite dead, but Flynn was still alive, but so
li.illy frozen that he will lose both arms, even If
1 hollies. The wife of O. K. Solanil of Klrkhaven,
! Kandiyohi county, with her sister-in-law, two
farmers, and a boy, were caught out in the
storm, Mrs. Soland and the boy were frozen tn
death. Her sister-in-law was alive, but will
probably die. and the woman Is so badly frozen
that her limbs will probably have to be ampu
tated. rORTT-ttOnT HOUR IN TIIK SNOW.
A special despatch from Wllmar says; "A
pirty consisting of Charles, John, and Stein
ti'Nell. Thomas and Michael llolden, each with
two-horse teams, were on the road to Wllmar
with wheat. When within about ten miles of
their destination they were overtaken by the
terrible storm of Tuesday, and wero found by
John Matter to-day In the following rondltluut
John and Stein O'Nell and Thomas llolden
were found In their sleighs frozen tn death.
Their teams were also frozen, and Charles was In
a dying state. Mr. Maher brought lilm to Wll
mar. He bait lain partly entered up by the
snow for ts hours. His arms nnd legs wero
frozen, and If be Hi es at all they will all nave to
A farmer reports that he pased five ox teams
frozen dead. Hourly news Is brought In of
frozen teams bolug found, nnd the supposition
Is that their owners fared the same fate. Tho
storm commenced without a shadow nf warn
ing, and continued forslxty hours. Mr. Casserty,
father of A. C. Casserty, Million agent nt Her
mann, left the depot for the tank house, n short
dlatnnee, nnd was found frozen to death by his
son. I'ndoubtodly hundreds have met with the
LIlillT DEAtl lltiniEd IN ONE Sl.llinil.
A gentleman from llluo TUrth county tells of
an In-Uuce where. In drlilug along after tho
storm, a team of horses was noticed n little ntf
tha beaten track, and on examination the horses
vi ere found frozen stiff, standing on their feet,
and looking perfectly hfo-lll;e. Sitting uu thn
seat In an ero. t position, with tho reins In his
hand, was tho driver, dead, nnil In the bottom
of tin) sleigh, covered up with blankets and
straw, were the bodies of seven persons, all
On Saturdav lust seventeen coffins were taken
nut of Sew Pint to lo ry tho dead bodies found
In Ihi liuiuodtnto lb I., y of Hint place.
At L.ike lli ..s!;cy,slx tulles from LakoCrvstal,
tho bodies of thirteen persons had betn found
frozen to dentil.
Six children who had been attending school
between Fort llldglry nnil Heater Falls, were
found frozen to death, the teacher having un
wisely allowed them to leaiu the school room.
Another school teacher, near New I flu, kept his
forty scholar from Tuesday evening until Fri
day, walking himself n mile or moro through
the storm to got food for them,
A BAH CASK.
On Tuesday afternoon a man llilngsomethree
tulles from New Pirn cauio Into that plnco after
a doctor for his wife, who was about being con
fined, leaving her nlono at home. The storm
was so terrible that no doctor would venture
nut, but one promised to go tho next morning.
KITnrts were made to Indui " the man to remain
in town, hut lie said his wife was nloue and he
must go bark. Poor man I llo never saw his
homo again, his frozen body being found nbout
half way there Tho next day the doctor man
aged to roach tho house, where ho found that
the poor woman had given birth to u child, and
both were frozen dead,
ALIVE IN A BN01V RANK.
A party of section men were at work four and
a linl f miles from St, James when the storm
struck them. With one exception theymanaged
to reach thu village allvo. They supposed their
comrade had perished, and nn Thursday after
noon they started out to find his body. After a
lengthy senrch they found lilm asleep In a snow
bmk, where ho had laid tl hours, Ou being
aroused the first question he asked was whether
hieakfast waa ready. The second request was
for n "chew of tobacco," Ho had his shovel
with blm, and hud dug out In tho bunk of annw
n perfect set of rooms, which exercise undoubt
edly saved bis life.
a r-AiTiiriTl, non.
Among the section men mentioned ubovo was
one who lived several miles from St. James, He
was unable to reach home, and his wife became
ul.iriued for his safety, and ho was uneasy about
his fiimlly. On Thursday n shepherd dog belong
ing tn lilm c.iuie bounding Into St. Junius with
n llttlo leather bag attached tn bis collar, In
which was a letter from his wife containing the
Joyful Intelligence that they wero "all well at
home," and asking for news nf her husband.
Another letter was wiltton Informing the wife
that tho husband was safe and would return
home as soon as he could teach there. This let
ter was placed ln the leather bag, and thu faith
ful animal told to "go home," Away started
the almost human animal through tho fearful
storm and tnnw drifts, and arrived safely lit
home with tho precious nona so anxiously
looked for by tho waiting wife uml mother, Tho
next duv tho husband reached home. This samo
dog was also tout with a letter tnaslck neigh
bor, and brought back an answer. That dog Is
A MAN AND W1TE PERISH,
A man and his wife (It is supposed) were
found within three tullct of Mauolla. It ap
peared that tho man had unhitched hla loam,
and started out to find his bouse, whloh was
only a short distance away, leaving hit wife In
tho sleigh. Ho get lost In tho storm, and
perished. Ills wife, beoomlng alarmed after
walling n while, also started from tlieslolgh.and
mot the same fate. The homes woro frozen.
The bodies wero found on Aridity, We could
not learn their names.
The bodyof a man named Fred. Vamkeof Sib
Icy county was found on Friday about three
miles from Henderson. He perished about a
hundred stops from a nolghboi't house, A de
spatch from Fargo says that a Swede nam ad
Chrlstophenion was naught In the storm and
perished. A young man named llerry ot Olyn
don left a neighbor's house Just M tho storm
commenced, and nothing has been teen ot t.m
since. It Is certain that lie h3 ;ii5'oru.
THE FAT or T vAnMER3.
One Inttance Is re',t6d ol R f,r,er who was at
the town ol fiiw tJImontho day of the storm,
rant appvnondlng danger, he started to goto
th'' '...nn of Nlcolett, n few miles distant. Thtt
Vaa on TuesJay at about t V. M. Nothing was
hoard of the man until the next day, when some
uf the Citizens of Nlcolett who, came out to ate
what damtgo had been dune by tho storm, dis
covered the tf p of the head of a horse sticking
out of the snow. An exoavatlon was made, and
the missing man was found sitting ln his wscon,
with the reins In his hand, frozen to death. The
horse was also dead. Tho man waa found only
shout twenty rods from Nlcolett, where Ids
Journcr raiild havo terminated. It was sup-
fioscd that ho became bewildered In the blind
ng anow, and had fruitlessly travelled around
In a circle, as Is often the case under suoh cir
cumstances. A farmer who had been abtent from home did
not return. After the storm had been raging
for some hours his team came to the door ot hit
homo. Search for the man was mndn nn tho
noxt day, and bo was found dead, lie had ovl
dontly abandoned hit horsos, and attempted to
roach home on foot. Ho had beon ovorcomo by
tho Intensity uf the cold and had perished, w Idle
the beasts, guided by Instinct, had roached a
place of shelter and safoty.
wraxolixo ron ovfick.
lm the Chamberlnln Independent mt the
Comptroller f A Kuplure Imminent.
Thu trouble ln tho Chnmherlnln's office
continues unsettled, and Mr. Palmer's opposi
tion to the changos proposed by Comptroller
Green Is aa vigorous Jas ever. On Saturday Mr.
Moore Falls, recently appointed by Comptroller
Orcen to pay off certain laborers, called at the
Chamberlain's oflloe, and In the name of tha
Comptroller demanded the uso of the dotk for
merly occupied by City Paymaster Daniel
Whalen. of the Chamberlain's Department.
Claiming that all payments came under the con
trol of his office, Mr. Palmer courteously refused
to give Mr. Falls the desk, and that gentleman
returned to. Comptroller (Ireen. Subsequently
he reappeared, and Informed Mr. Palmer that
Comptroller flreen had given lilm positive In
structions to take possession uf tho desk, peace
ably tf be could, forcibly If he must.
" Vou can't have It. sir," said Mr. Palmer.
" I won't yield a single Inch to any other depart
ment. I appoint my own men, and when we go
nut we will all go together." This settled Mr.
Falls for the time, at least, and again ho re
turned to the Comptroller's office.
Soon after his departure Mr. Justus Storrs en
tered the office and Introduced to the Chamber
lain Mr. Southmayd, who hot recently received
the billet of City and County Uookkeeper. He
was courtoously received, but Mr. Palmer In
formed nun mat ne could not anu wouni not
allow him to enter upon the duties of the office.
As ho (Mr. Palmer) was held responsible for a
large amount of money, bo felt It Incumbent
upon him to fill tbe subordinate positions In tho
department with men well known to himself
personally. Although lie knew nothing against
Mr. Southmayd. he did not feel Justified In em
ploying lilm. Mr. Southmayd quietly withdrew,
and Mr. Palmer was left master uf the situation.
Thus matters stand, and thus ther will prob
ably stand until Chief Justlco Harbour shall
have rendered his decision on the question of
the Chamberlain's right to appoint his own sub
ordinates. Moanwhlle tho temporary Injunction
against John Foley remains In force, and that
Irrcprcsslblo reformor must perforce content
himself with the quiet life of a citizen for a
TIIK PORT OFFICE EXrifErZKESritXT.
District A Horner nils, after John V. Nor
Ion A Question ol Law.
John W. Norton, formerly Post Olllco
Money Order clerk, was Indicted about a yoar
ago on the charge of embezzling f 115.000. Hor
ace Greeley and Abram Wakoman, Postmaster
Jones's bondsmen, had him arretted, and Mr.
Wake man became his surety, tho ball being
li),000. Norton was living In PlalnOeld, New
Jersey. He hail an elegant mansion, a private
ruco course, and twenty-five fast horses, among
them being the famous trotter Othello. Norton
turned over to Mr, Wakeman about $80 000 worth
of his property, aud the prosecution was drop
ped. When Col. Illlss entered upon his duties as
District Attorney, he resolved to have Norton's
case tried. The penalty for the offence Is Im
prisonment for not less than six months nor
mure than ten years, and a fine equal to the
amount embezzled. A bench warrant was
Issued and served by Deputy Marshal Crowley
on Saturday. Norton waa required to give bail
In tbe full amount, $.115,000. F- DelaOeld Smith,
of counsel, argued that $at,000 was a fair sum
Inasmuch aa the prisoner had yielded $HJ.UJ0
worth of property to tho bondssaen. Judge
Woodruff consented to accept that amount,
and Mr. Wakeman went on the bond, but two
sureties were required, aud as the second was
not forthcoming Norton was held,
A portion of the funds, ,000, alleged to have
been abstracted by Norton, was missed while
Mr, Kelly was Postmaster, and tho question
arisos, are his bondsmen now responsible for
n sum embezzled at that time the
bondsmen haling been released and the
boiult cancelled V Next, can the authorities
hold the sureties of Mr. Jones for embezzlement
under his predecessor? If not, the prosecution
Is at fault. Mr. Wakeman Is one uf Norton's
counsel. Ho holds tbe $Nl,0Ort. having been made
trustee forthe bondsmen, 'lhe District Attor
ney contends that Nurtou should furnish $115,
(O0 bonds, becauso the property tn Mr, ake
man's possession Is beyond reach.
In thu argument before Judge Woodruff Mr,
Smith said that Norton was promised If he yield
ed his property he should not bo prosecuted,
and that ofllclal consent to this v. iu given.
Two New ryiidlcnteN.
Wabiiinoton, Jan. U. -Propositions were
made yesterday to Secretary Itoutwrll from two dis
tinct b) ndicsles for negotiating the balance of the new
file per eent.losn Due wsi by L. 1. Morton, repre
senting Morton, llliat & Co., snd Prexel, Morgan A Co.,
of New Ynrki llsriug lima. & Co., J. h. Morgsu & Co.,
snd Morton, Kuae A Co., nf l.iiuduii, for either one hull
fired or all of the remsiulng Inn'" hundred million del.
Ura uf nie per cent, honda, Iheutht-r pruiiuililuu wss
b) Jay Cooke ic Co., w ho nro rrported tn he ssioclited
with (he Itutliti'httdt, for one hundred million dullsrs.
Thu Kecretsry reierved a definite declalnn until after a
meeting of the Ms) a snd Mesne Cunimltlee cslled tor
luesdsy next, when the subject will come up for final
A Poiiflagrnlton nt Parker's Lnndlng, Pn,
PlTTHliPltaif, Jan. 19. A fire originated ln the
Opera lluiiae saloon st Parker's Ijindlng, I'a.,thls after
noou, and the flames ipresd with tuch rtpldlty that sll
efforts to subdue them were for a while unavailing,
lho following bulldiuga, with their couleuta, wers
Wallace House, Oil Kxrhsnge Hotel, IHIIy Trnnf
n fjf, L'nlou lluiistf, (Irreley ifoui., Spencer's opera
House, chslfant & draffs hardwsre store. A nuiuher
of other business bnuaes, and iwtntyhic or thirty
dwellings were slao burned, Ttie loss la eatlinstcd at
from $;5,uuuto flow, Willi hut little Inaurauce,
Wna William Keller .Hindered f
SurrEllN, N, Y Jnn, 17. On tho Hth Inst, tho
mangled body of William Kelley, s Isborer, wsi fouud
nrsr the Krle trsck st thlt place. The Coroner's Jury
liasfslled to agree on a i cutlet, ai It hsa been tliuuii
thst Kelley hsd s conaldcratile iiim of money but sn
hour before hit budv wss dlacotered, which wai nut
lubssiiueutly found uu hit perauu.
Napoleon's Present to n Catholic Priest.
Cincinnati, Jan. 19. A Catholic prlett of
Fort Wayns, Ind his Just received, ss s present from
the lite Louli Napoleon, a magnificent gold and allier
chalice, to he u.ed In the Cathedral In thlt ell). 11 !
enameled In four dltliTetit cnlurs and bears sn snpro
prlsle liiarilpllun In l.-ltln. All autograph letter ac
companied the girt. The prleal waa a pi-raonal friend
of me cX'Liuperor In hla early da) s.
The Fight Against the Coul King,
Piiil.Ai)i:i.riilA, Jnn. IK. At a meeting of coal
operstors ttilt morning a resolution was adopted Invit
ing the retailers to Join with them In the light against
the Heading ltallroad Company. A g'lirral Hireling
wsssfterwsrd held In Coinmerelsl Kivhtnge at which
thirty relslleri tlgned the cuuilltutlou of the coil op
Joarphlne .lliinslleld und lhe Hon lea lira.,
Hojton, Jan. 19. Josephine Mansfield, through
counsel, bts sttsched the property of Nathan Apple
ton nf Newport, It. I., to the amount of l.V.mi for Ion
of 1W.5IU, which ahe drpoalted with Howies llroi. juit
before their failure. A hearing of the esse will Da hsd
Arctic Wruther In Wisconsin,
At Sparta, Wit., mercury congealed on Sat
urday, The spirit thermometers marked 15 degrees be
low sero. At La Crone, Wli.. 31 degreei below at Bt.
l'tul, tldegreia below j at MlnnesiiulU, II dtgr.tt be
low, tud st Mllwsui.e, degrees shove.
MARSHALLING THE FORCES. 1 1
TUX HTA Tli LICOlHhA TV11K rltBrAB- 'Uuj ji
IX(I l'Oll H'OlllC. M 11
A tlonrd of Commerce far New York-fl.leg KJ
far the Police Jasliors' Placers ana Clerk- ! ? jj
eb I PS -Th. Halted Htntes Hrnnlor. 1 1 (ijj
Ai.nANT, Jan. 19. There woro briof sest-. ll Ijj
slom of both houses on Friday, and an adjourn- ' .'it it
ment was takon until Monday evening. Th ( 1 1-H
oosmitieoS will not get fairly to work for sot- ' tj j
era! days yet. , ft U
The dissatisfaction croated by the make op ok J Ml
tho committees soems to be Increasing, and It U . 5 cj
well undorstood here that already the dlssatU- , '9 If
Oed ones are organizing to make a tight on latitat J,f'
of tbe Important tneaauros expected to b ' SBs
brought before tbe Legislature. It Is said that frfll
Thurlow Weed, Hugh (1 ardner, Shed. Shook, antT ' W VA
other well-known Itetnibllcans who are nppoaoi if N I
to the dictatorship of Mr, Murphy, and whos fa5j t.
representatives have beOn inunuwj ther . sSl'
Speaker, will also tako a hand In the flghl, wTUV tn 3
a vlow Id breaking the Custom House comhlna- i II I
tlon and getting control of tho affairs of Now ; OK T
York ally. Tho Democrats, of course, are anx- Vfkf I
lous to have the fight oommcnoe, while the oom- 1 ul A
tnerclal men In the Legislature and outside arts ? ,))
doing their utmost to encourage it. Several of ,
the Custom House offloers are kept here watch lilrjt
lug the situation, and should difficulties arise l '
strong fore will be Immediately sentupwlva 1 fill,
solid arguments In their pockets. I p
A IlOAIlll or COMMKUCK l'Oll NKW TOI1K. !, j j;
In tho Assembly, Mr. Patterson of New York I Jl
Introduced a bill creating a Hoard uf Commerce .'ill
for the port of Now York. It Is nearly similar ii I i
to tho nuo Introduced last year by Mr.Twomblr, I i I 51
and said to havo boon drafted by Charles Shaw, 1 K'H
Rsip Ilut n great huo and cry was raised against "1 (111
It by tho vory men who nro now understood to il HP
be pressing It, and It failed to pass. It Is to ba Lllji
made a party measuro this winter, and a caucus liul
will soon bo held to get the Ilepubllcont to ' It nil
pledge thomselves to Its supssnrt. It provides . iU!
for the appointment by the uovernyr of seven 1. Zit
Commissioners. They are to be classlBod so 1 i SI!
that nne shall retire each year and a new one M lN
be appointed to nil the vacancy. Tho Hoard It to if' lF( J
have all the powors of tho Quarantine and Pilot tf I II Jn
Commissioners, and the members sre to receive j' fliil
a salary nf $i,G per annum, and tbe President i fin!
f7,U00. They are to nppolnt the Harbor Masters, 1 .Hfli
Port Wardens. ,Vc. The present Incumbents arw ' '. H r
to go out ot ofllco Immediately upon the pas- ;. IJJ)
sage of this act. Harbor Masters' fees are to Ixi ;i Ijj
I mid to thn Hoard, and the Harbor Masters and i ' fli
he Port Wardens are to be paid a salary to ba . I KH
fixed bv the Commissioners. I wjl
ANOTltKIl XMinKsTION COMMISSION ntf.t. ',' i ill
Mr. Pell of New York Introduced a bill which l'tfif
authorizes tho Goteinor to appoint slxCommlt- K!I ,
slonert of Kmlgrutlon to carry Into effect tha V i Xf
provisions of the act relative to passengers ar- ' Si
riving by ea vessels In the city of New York. j. Mf
They are to be classified so that two shall retire Hjl
every two years, the infancies to bo lllled by tho H
floiernor. Tho Mn)iir, the Presidents of tha J li' J
Herman and Irish Immigration Sorlettes.and the ti U
President of the Hoard of Charities and Correo- i hi, i'
tlon are to bo commissioners ex ojflefo. Vaoan- ! u'l'
clos are to bo Oiled by tho Governor, with tha J X ;j
consent of the Senate. Tho terms of the pres- 5'cr?
cut Commissioners nre tn expire within five days Villai
aftor tho passage nf thla act. One of the pres- la'tl'si
cnt Commissioners la understood to be the ,' '-liii
father of thlt bill, which Is Intended to head oft ;! IA
the bill introduced by Mr. Clapp -already no- ' 1 H i
ttced In Tint SUN and In which the Commit- ',H
slonuni are named. jj I H
TUB lllftfj ALUEIlMKa H UU1.U DAOUE3. 'tfltpi
A bill was also Introduced by Mr. Pell direct- if
Ing Comptroller (Iroen to pay to Messrs. Blllocks , 3(je
A- Cooler $i.t"i0 for forty. nlno gold badges fur- j ti
nlshed by thorn to tho Common Council In 1870, mil
by direction of thn Clerk, und In pursuance of a
resolution passed by both boards, and approved a
by the Mayor. The (Comptroller has. It Is said, rill1
already paid several bills of this character, but ' 111 !
refuses to psy thlt one. ji
UN8AIT nulLOINQB. ft
Mr. niumenthal nf New York Introduced a if, flj i
resolution reciting that In view of the recent ,;' i5
terrible calamities by flro tn the city of New J ,1
York, tho Imperfections of the present building .f' J
law were demonstrated, and that It Is Inadn- ill , '
quale to secure tho safety of property and Ufa ;' 13
In that city. It directs tho Committee ou Cities f 1 1
to mako such Imiulries and to take such action i, q,
as It may seem proper, nun present with all pot- rfv .
tibia d o.i patch to the House a bill which In tholr y. I":
opinion will cover the defectt nnd Imperfections I.; Ii-1
ol tho law.
TO the vicrroita niLO.NQ Till sroii.i. ''V &
A bill was introduced by Mr. Smith of New :
York giving the appointment nf the clerks In if:
the District Courts to tho Hoard of Supervisors. ' . 1 jo
This Is done In order to turn out the present Jjh
clerks, who are all Democrats, and put followers ' UN
of the Custom House In their i laces. '. h
During the present week a bill will be Intro- ' ir,'
duced legislating nut of ofQce the Police Jus- ill-
tlcns In Now York City Tn programme li la , 111
turn out of Placo sll ib. Democrats it Is pnsstbu . a,,
to reach, and put Hepubllcans In their placet, ''.Ha
with a view to creating a strong working force JJM
In each ward of the city under tbe control of tha ! II
Custom House. 'fi rJi'l
Mr. Itoehe nf Kings Introduced a bill Increas- jlT,
Ing th6 salary of the County Judge of that ooun- ! jji
ty from $,0W) to 10.0UO. Jj'
IN THE ST.Ne.TE ,
a resolution wss passed fixing tha time of 'ilia
holding the Joint convention to elect a United . V Jjf
Slates Senator tor Wednesday noxt at 13 M. . Ws
Each House will ballot separately for a candidal ' (Jilt
on Tuesday, The Democrats and Hepubllcans , : jlsj
will vote for Judge Charles Wheaton, nf Pougb- ,,' j jjfl
keepale, a Liberal Republican, in compliment to - ul
the five thousand Liberals nf that c uuty who h flij
supported Mr. Ureeley In the late election. Tha ' Uf
Custom House charter was Introduced by Mr. ,110'
Welsmann and referred to a committee. J, or
THE NEXT CHAIITEII. it OV
On Wedncrday there will be a hearing on th ' fV
charterbeforea Joint committee of both Houses, 1N
and after thut it caucus will be held to make It a r, Jl!j
party measure and rush It through. Senator (' til
Tlemaiin is, however, qulto confident that soma HRi
nt his amendments will lie engrafted Into It V U
before It passes, It It over docs. Tho opinion . Vrf
seems to lie that unless tho power of appointing tj fl'
and removing heads of departments l given to 1 HI
Mayor Havemeycr, (lov. Dlx will not sign tha Wlfl
charter even It It should pass, . lit
aitkh mi. nr.itnn. " 11
ScnatorCock Introduced n bill which provides flit
that no person or officer nuthorl7cd to mako ar- ll9i
rests undertlie PrcientloiiofCruelty to Animals Mi-,
act shall do so Incaso the offender bo a drlier of ' A
any public conveyanca, except at the stablo ot .,il
the company, or at the stabling or Keeping place V j '
of tho horses, " , Jj.
The bill repealing tho pruvblon In the act os- , j JJ
t.ibllshlng thu Coustlt'itli iril Coininlstoii pro- ' it,;
hlbltlng them from Interfering with thu J mil- t'i
chirr article was reported favorably b) Iho Sen- ' 'ill
ule Judiciary Commltteo. This leaies tho en- .d
tiro Constitution iu tho hands of the Com- .MM
TIIK CONTKSTEII SI' IT. S
The Assembly has ntithorUed lis Committee) ';,
on Privilege-and llleetlom In go to any part of , ')
tho State to take testimony Iu the cne nf tha
contested teat of Jauicj M. Oakley of Uiieens. , ',
Mr. Cogswell, tlto contestant. Is bore trying his '. .
co.e, and importuning members tn turn Oakley . '
nut nnd put him In, becauso (Jaklcy Is a Demo- '!
crut and he Is a He publican, llo 1ms slated to '
inenib-rs and others tint ha did not cnnsult hit .
nw-n nlhhes In coming here to contest Mr.
();il. ley's sent, but was in fed to do It by tho Cen
tral llepiibl can Coiuuilttce ot bs county, who
wish to get Mr. Oakley tint, who was the only ',
Democrat elected in (Jucctis county last fall, V
with u ilew to Iiituro political udrantage. It it '.
siimilncd, hnwcicr, that the $1,5011 usually '!
glien to contestants In the Supply bill Is tho i
principal inotlio that Is urging Mr, Cogswell to :;
content. i '.
Tiie llnwen-Deliirue Context. 'J,
WAsniMno.N, Jan, IP. Tho Commltteo nm .1
hlertloni In the esie of Christopher C. Howen, contest- j'
lugtheaestuf liohirt C, Hrlarge from the tecond Ills
Irl t of South Carolina, report that .Mr. Uelarge did not I
receive s majority nf vnlra legally cast, and la not en- I
titled tn lhe leal Di large's alli-gstlntia tint the coun
sel i-mployid hy him tu take ti'stlmony had been hrltieiS
hyltowcti were liroved to hs true, borne of the com-
mllti-e were nf the opinion thst while this would fur- . 1
nliti ground for the rxpulilon uf the cnuti-itsnt, were w
heamemlier.lt wuuld alan Justify s refuitl lo penult
him to prneeed with lhe eunfeat or swird him the sest. i4
An opportunity to Iske further testimony wsi grsnted
tn the aald iiieiuber, snd fur thst purimae the caie waa
poatpunrd tn the preaeiit lei.lon of ( ongrt-aa, An ex
amination of all tht- teatlmony snd the atiKi-uu u(s nn
hnOi sides show a (he frauda snd Irregulirltlis In lha
conduct uf lhe eleitloii were so greit that II la Impoaal
hie to determine which had the majority of the billots
legally eaal, and for llila reaaott IhecommlKi-. recoui- 1
mend thst the seat he declared istsul. t
Norman Wlurd Not In Jnll. '.'B
We havu ascertained that the report that Nor- ! ,
mau Wlanl was Imprisoned In Ludlow Street Jail on ''
Wednetdsy night Isat Is untrue.
Deputy bhcrlil M. J, Keeae, who hsd Wlsrd In cut- S
tour, says he look, htm lo the Jill on Wednesday night.
If thlt he to, he Uld not pul lilm In i for the oinccrs oC
lhe Jail aver, and the reenter connriiii their averment, ' ' I
that he waa not immured there. 1
li e make ttili italcuient, after careful Infjtilry, la Jus-
tics to Mr. Yliard.
losses hv mm:. I m
Arnold, Jay & (Irifflth's shoo factory InOloy- J
emllle, N .1., slid thegloto fwtory of K, K. Ilolehklsj ,
were burned yeiterday hy tn Inceti'lltry. Th..ioeaor , ara
the litter wsi ssved In a diiuagcd condition. Lost mm
5t),in) luiuraore, M,(0. II
Miller's block. In Pawturket, It. I., was hurneil II
yeilerdsy. Among the loaira ate s. r"inld A co.,sjojj
Iniurrdi II, II, elager, IJ.iuJi nsrlislly Insured i J. L.
Andenon 4 Co.. II.odi Insured for 11.0." In the Kirst L. II
National of Worcester i II. O, Dortey, flx) i Intured !
the heirs of Joirph Miller, tl,UU unlmuredi (I, L, HfUl
Bptactr'a adjouilug block, tlfiV. Totll tots, ClfiC