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ffhe Cronin Jury Now a Unit
for General Conviction.
JUBOR CULTER IS LINE.
A Colleague's Belligerent Attitude
Brings Him to Time.
SO PUKISHMEKT IS TET FIXED.
But it il'fExpecteo to be Eeadj, With the
Verdict, This Horning.
HES.-CDLTES UJTERTIEWED AT HOME
Late yesterday afternoon the crowd about
tKeChicago Court Souse waiting to hear
5 from the Cronin jury receiTed word that at
i , last the 12 men were a unit for conviction.
Jhe information came so straight that it was
riot long before the most skeptical man was
convinced that the rumor was true, and left
'hht building, assured that this morning a
'verdict of guilty as to all fire defendants
v f will be returned. Some odd stories are told
of.tbe way in which the obstinate juror,
Culver, was brought to time.
trECLlX TELEGRAM TO Til DISPATCH.
i Chicago, December 15. The jurors in
the Cronin case have at last come to an
'agreement They are now a unit for the
jConviction of the five prisoners, but the
punishment has not yet been assessed. A
Terdict may be expected to-morrow. Juror
Culver, it is still claimed, held out against
the conviction of some of the prisoners, and
was brought to time only after a brother
juror had assnmed a belligerent attitude.
One of the rumors was to the effect that this
exasperated juror went so far as to remove
his coat and vest and fold his hands.
It is evident, however, that the 12 men
have had a stormy session ever since they
began to ballot Lights have bnrned in
"' , their room until late in the morning, and
there is plenty of proof to show that the
discussions have at times been so turbulent
as to arouse the drowsy bailiffs, who have
s been sitting as sentinels on the stairs.
CtTLVEB BROUGHT TO TIME.
The jurors have now been ont for over two
days, but it is declared on good authority
that they did, not do anything tangible
until late to-day, and that was only after I
Juror Marlowe, weary of the obstinacy of
Ms colleague from Evanston, partially dis
robed and walked about the room with an
It was dark when the report that the jury
-had at last come to an agreement reached
the crowd on the main floor of the Criminal
jStsaslOonrtaydfcg-. Kobody-inew who started
the rumor, but it seemed to be straight
enough to please everybody. It was said
that one of the bailiffs who had been stand
ing guard over the 12 men had fathered the
The report about the belligerency of
Juror Marlowe toward Juror Culver came
in the same mysterious way, and from the
'same anonymous bailiff
WHY THE BEPOETS WEBE BELIEVED.
Both reports were believed by the crowd,
because officers in high authority, when
pressed for confirmation or denial of the
stories, were non-committal.
Another report which came from the same
source, and presumably down the iron stairs
leading up to the secret chamber, was to the
effect that before Marlowe made his hostile
demonstration the 11 jurors who were op
posed to Culver declared that if the Evans
ton man did not recede from his strange po
sition they would report to the court that
they had balloted for conviction from the
start, so that their obstinate colleague must
take the consequences of a disagreement
upon his own shoulders.
The arguments of his associates evidently
set Juror Culver to thinking, for it was not
long before the 12 men, weary from two
nights' wrangling, sat down to accomplish
something in harmony. Prom their win
dows in the top floor of the smoky old build
ing the jurors could see the anxiety with
which the people awaited their vordict ,
t THE CUEBSTOKE JTJBY.
Stretched along the curbstone on the
opposite side of the street was a line of men
'which kept its solid alignment from early
morning until lights began to twinkle in the
jury room. There were also many women
in line, and at one time three or four chil
dren, too young to stand alone, sat in a
group in the doorway of one of the stores.
Big policemen strolled around the Crimi
nal Court building and kept the crowd of
curiosity seekers from climbing up the broad
stone steps which lead to the main entrance.
The bright sunshine and the possibility of
aTsensation drew thousands of Sunday idlers
toltbe building, but the glistening clubs of
thejjolicemen mutely pointed to them the
way across the street. There were three
uniformed officers at the Dearborn street
entrance, where the people have been surg
'ingjfofr the past three months on their way
teethe courtroom. Ten more policemen
guarded the four corners of the building.
Themaln entrance before which the crowd
was massed, was patrolled by detectives
Jj ttH J numbered more than a score.
, JB" ALL PBECATJTIOUS TAKEN.
'Every' possible precaution was taken to
' prevent any demonstration by the anti
N . Cronin members of the Clan-na-Gael, who
have 'been charged with contemplating
pretty nearly everything, from the hurling
of aibomb among the jurors in case of an ad
verse verdict to the assassination of John
Devoy, "William J.'Hynes, Luther Laflin
Mills and Tt. Gnerin. A man who placed
h'is foot on the stone steps was promptly
challenged, and unless he could show that
he had important business within the build
ing he was turned away.
-During the early morning hours the
streets around the jail rang with the shrill
cries of newsboys who were heavily bur
dened with their stocks. Some of the cries
offttie little merchants, which were not at
aillcomplimeriUry to the grim-faced Culver,
mnHfiiave pierced the dirty windows of the
jnrv room and set the obstinate juror to
i JTHE PBIVILEGED CKOWD.
- Ane crown wiuimc "" s
ahnnt .4t, Ktoto". .Attorney office, on the
The crowd within, the building surged
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ain floor aod thxoogh the corridor, dot
one of the attorneys for ihe defense was pres
ent. State's Attorney Longenecker, wear
ing a silk hat, which has lost all of its luster
within the past 48 hours, seemed more con
fident than he did the previous night, when
all the reports were to the effect that Juror
Culver would hangout for acquittal if the
struggle with his colleagues lasted all win
ter. About 5 o'clock the little prosecntor
summoned his wife to the telephone, and
said he would not be home until a verdict
Had been reached. Then he turned round
and told everybody that it was the first Sun
day he had ever remained away from home.
Judge McConnell, looking prim and dig
nified in a new Prince Albert coat, came
earlv to the buildine. but sought the
seclusion of Judge Grinnell's chamber,
where he sat nearly all afternoon waiting
for some communication from the jury room.
SKEPTICS LOATH TO LEAVE.
Shortly after 5 o'clock it was announced
from the iron staircase that the judge had
gone home for the night, and that the court
would be thrown open at 10 o'clock in the
morning. This declaration, coming after a
day of weary waiting, provoked an out
burst of cheering, but nobody saw Judge
McConnell leave the building, and it was
nearly 7 o'clock before the last skeptical
man passed through the heavily-guarded
doors to the dimly-lighted street.
Captain T. F. O'Connor, who told the
story in court of the stormy meeting of
Camp 20 on February 8, sat in the State's
Attorney's office nearly all afternoon, strok
ing his gray imperial and soliciting in
formation from nearly everybody he knew.
He almost despaired of a satistactory ver
dict, and bemoaned his fate because he
couldn't stand outside the jury room for a
SEABED THE BESOXT.
Lawyer "W. J. Hynes, the personal friend
of Dr. Cronin in his life, and the great Irish
advocate who in his argument to the jury
declared that the phosphorescence of a
putrid conscience would vet reveal the in
wardness of the plot, entered the State's
Attorney's office late in the afternoon, with
his stiff hat culled down 'over his ears. He
had no opinion to express, but it was evi
dent from his manner that he was appre
hensive of the result
A little round-shouldered man with bright
eyes peeping from beneath shaggy eyebrows,
and wearing a loosely-buttoned overcoat,
flitted through the crowd just before the an
nouncent was made that Judge McConnell
had gone home for the night He Wore a
stiff hat, with a badge of mourning running
almost to the crown. ' Although there was
perhaps 200 men lounging about in the
dismal light cast by the gas burners, nobody
appeared to know the stranger. His wrin
kled and mottled hands were tightly
THE DOCTOR'S BBOTHEB.
He peered around inquiringly, and then
glancing nervously up the iron stairway,
slid out of the room as silently as he had
come. The little stranger was John Joseph
Cronin, the brother of the murdered patriot
The big dingy Criminal Court bnilding,
with its restless crowds, has a peculiar
fascination (or the man. He is always there
when court is in session, and yet few persons
know him because of his timid ways.
Over in the Dearborn street room, where
the verdict will be read. Sheriff Matson was
superintending the work of cleaning the
great chamber. Three women were sweep
ing the carpet, and two bailiffs were ar
ranging the chairs, as they have been doing
ever since the case began. It was evident
from the Sheriff's action that he expected a
verdict before another day went by. The
prisoners' chairs were placed in line, and
the seats of the jurors, which had been dis
arranged during theloag wait Tor the-ver-dict,
were arranged in two long rows. "When
theSherifT left the room, all was in readi
ness for the reception of the jurors when
they march over the iron bridge of sighs to
make their formal report to the court
THE PBISONEBS CONTENTED.
The prisoners were in good humor all day,
notwithstanding the terrible ordeal through
which the were pass'ng. This was no
doub owing to the absence of official in
formation from the jury room. No news
was good news to the'quintet, and. tbev
passed the time smoking and talking with
their guards. Beggs was far more nervous
than the rest of his colleagues, but even he
showed no signs of breaking down.
At midnight the grim looking court
building was deserted, lights gleamed
through the windows of the jnry room,- a
guard of bailiffs sat along the staircase, and
ontside in the moonlight were a half dozen
officers marching heavily over the flag
stones. IDEAS OF THE JUDGE.
He Thinks the Jnrr Has Agreed or Will
Surely Do So The Steps That
Would be Token to Cue of
Chicago, December 15. Judge McCon
nell was seen by a reporter this afternoon,
and asked if he shared in the general be
lief that there wonld be a disagreement in
the Cronin case. The following interview
ensued, the Judge replying:
I do not I feel qnite confident that the jnry
will agree in time'. There is no good reason for
this hastv conclusion of 'a disagreement. There
are thousands of instances where juries hare
been ont much longer than this, and yet finally
agreed upon a verdict.
Yon anticipate a sort of compromise verdict
All rerdicts are naturally "compromised"
veraicts, as you term them. If they were not,
it wonld mean that the opinions of each of the
12 men were identical upon the question of
guilt, immediately upon retiring. As a matter
of fact that is rarely, if ever, the case. In a
case where there is so much to consider as this,
a departure from the role could hardly be ex
pected. Tne verdict of the jury is necessarily
a composite one. It is intended to be. If it
were apt there would be no need of 12 men,
but the jury might just as well be composed of
one. It is the concensus of opinion that the
law contemplates as being the most likely to
V EIGHT TO THE POINT.
It is stated that you intend to keep the jury
out until they do aeree in the case a week or
two, if necessary. Is such your intention?
Of course. It would be improper for
me to state at this time my intentions, even if
I could anticipate the causes which might lead
to such a determination. It must be borne in
mind, however, that the Court rouBt necessarily
exercise discretion in wch a matter as that.
The Supreme Court may have to pass upon this
case. Dropping the Cronin case altogether
I will illustrate with an imaginary
case. Suppose we have a case where
II men afefcasreed npon the question of the
gnilt of the defendant and the twelfth believes
in his innocence. That jury, we will say, is
kept out two or three days, and the status of
opinion is the same the one man still holding
out against the IL Scppose, then, as on sug
gest, the Judge should order them out inden
nitely after they had stated their inability to
agree, and ultimately force them to a verdict,
the 11 men alIthetiniearguingwith,reiaonstrat
ing with, and chiome the twelfth. Sup
pose, then, tne case Should go to the
sbupreme Court and the twelfth man should
COlllO 1UIW.M41 UU BMW Milk UO USUI IKCH
coerced and worried into an agreement by his
fellows against his better jndgmenttthat it
was only under the stress of mental anxiety or
angnishtbat he had contented to the verdict
In such a case do yon doubt that the Supreme
Court would invalidate that verdict and order
anew trlalT Of course the jury should be
given ample time and every opportunity to
agree, but the demarcation between deliberate
conclusion and a coercive verdict should be
closely drawn. The law does not contemplate
an inquisition to extort judgment from the
mind of the juror.
Have yon received any request from the
jury for special instructions since Its retire
ment? SO QUESTIONS ASKED.
I have not 1 have never been in the jury
room, and indeed I have no right to enter it.
Should they request any fuller interpretation
of any Instruction which the Court has given
them, they can only request it formally; and
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fcucuAb jBtuvuu. v uiovutuwvau mem
into court, wd therein the presence of the
defendants and their attorneys, interpret to
the jury's .satisfaction the law applying to the
evidence. -No such request ,has oeen made,
and no reading of the record of evidence has
been asked for.
In case of a disagreement of the jnry, will
the case be tried again before yon, or can the
"defendants take a change of venne out of the
The defendants r by the customary affl
davitsrtake a change of venue from ten con
aecutive Judges, and probably succeed in hav
ing it tried out of the county. There are five
defendants, and each defendant can twice have
the opportunity of demanding a change of
venue; so that a change could be successively
taken from ten Judges.
Whatcounty would these changes of venue
probably take the case to eventually?
Likely to Lake, or l)u Page county. They are
the nearest counties to Cook. Bemtmber now,
in answering these question, I am not attempt
ing to predict what the defendants' attorneys
wonld do, but simply what they could do under
the law by availing themselves of ail its pro
MS. CULYER TALKS.
She Hm Perfect Confidence in the Integrity
' of Her Hisband No Attempt Blade
Tbronsb llerto Influence Him
Evanston, Ili,., December 15. A re
porter called to-night at the home of John
Culver, the supposed objecting juror in the
Cronin case, and had a long interview with
his wife, Mrs. Mary J. Culver, who was
charged with having had some secret and
presumably improper conversation with her
husband just before the jury retired. He
found the family in a great state of agita
tion over all the reports in the morning pa
pers. The youngest child ou its mother's
knee was constantly repeating: "What has
father done? "What has father done? "Why
don't he come home?"
Mrs. Culver, in the presence of her family,
spoke of her actions Friday as follows:
.MRS. CULVER'S STATEMENT.
In the morning I sent flown -my eldest son,
John, to tell Bailiff santa, whom I know well,
that I would not take dinner with Mr. Culver,
as I bad been accustomed to do, in the court
room. I told Mr. Santa the samo thing when
he called my husband. There was a wire rail
ing between ns. and we were at least
five feet apart all the while. I
said; "Well, 1 won't take dinner with
yon to-day, but will come to the hotel after
court to-day." Mr. Culver said: "Yes, John
told me this morning." My son had seen him
in the morning at the hotel, as well as Bailiff
Santa. The entire conversation was in the
presence of the bailiff, and I have given the
exact words, as nearly as I can recollect them.
1 do not think a unvato conversation would
have been allowed. I should have expected to
have been arrested if I had tried it
Mrs. Cnlver, yon know that these supposed
conversations are based on the belief tbat your
husband had been bribed.
been bribed. What snail l say
FLAT AND POSITIVE.
It is that which troubles ns most I have
never spoken to any agent of the defense. I
have never beard any proposition looking to
the payment of any money. I have never had
any conversation with my husband
which I should hesitate to make
absolutely public I have never had
any communication with any person.
I never made auv aereement with reference to
Mr. Culver, or his duties as a juror. I do not
be'leve there is a man on eann wno coma
bribe him, and I do not think our friends or
neighbors here could or" wonld think differ
ently. I do not know Mr. Culver's position in
the case. I do know that my son and my hus
band's partner met Jndge Longenecker to
night, and that the Judge expressed himself
as confident of my husband's integrity.
Mr. Culver is a very determined man. if
be believed he was right he would
stick it out in spite of the whole
world. That is a characteristic which every
body knows. If anyone attempts to bully him
or browbeat him or insult him, it will only
make him more determined. He has already
been poisoned with, tobacco smoke, which he
hates,! rom the others,and I am afraid his health
will be ruined; but no fear of sickness or even
daath wmilfl make 6im "wift ! fnm liltt.
-notions of wbatlsjTghV
Mrs. Cnlver haa prepared a letter, over her
own signature, and sent it to the Chicago
papers for publication.
A STEAMER LINE FBOZEK OUT.
No Dock Accommodation at Baltimore for
the Fnrness Company.
Baltimore, December 15. The Furness
line of steamers will in all probability be
forced to withdraw its business from this
city. II appears that about a week or so
ago the Furness line received written notifi
cation from the Baltimore and Ohio Sail
road Company that after January 1, 1890,
the company would not furnish accommoda
tions to the Furness line, and would not
quote their rates to the West or give them
"throueh bills of lading." This, of course,
means that the steamship company must
quit pier 32, at Locust point, now used by it
as a wharf for loading and unloading their
The Furness line is naturally compelled
to seek dock accommodations elsewhere, and
they have already made arrangements for
wharfage for several of their vessels at New
port News, Va,, where they can get the
same rates as here and save the time neces
sary, to come up the Chesapeake Bay.
Three Blagazlnea Go Dp, Soiling Fire to
Two Tnnka of OIL
tSFECIAL TXLEGKAM TO THZ DISPATCH!
Tittjssille, December 15. Three sepa
rate glycerine magazines blew up this
morning at North Clarendon, about seven
miles above "Warren, Fa. The amount, of
glycerine exploded was over ten tons. The
magazines were owned by the Bock Glycer
ine Company, John Kuhu and a. Mr. Mc
Kay. The explosion set fire to two 25,000
barrel tanks full of oil belonging to the
National Transit Company. They are still
burning and will be total losses.
Several oil derricks and small wooden
tanks were also burned. No one, so far as
can be learned, was injured. Nearly every
window in Clarendon was broken, and
much damage was done to surrounding
property. No cause is assigned for the ac
cident The loss is estimated at $100,000.
Oil men claim it to be the greatest explo
sion of the kind in the history of the oil
FDNERAL SERVICES AT VENICE.
The Keraa(n of Robert Browning In Their
Temporary Besting Place.
Venice, December 15. Many diplo
mats and officials and a large number of
English and American residents, including
Mrs. Bronson, an .intimate friend of the
poet, was present at the Eobert Browning
services to-day. The cortege started at 4
o'clock. 'The body had been placed in a
splendid funeral "barge, which was towed by
a steamer of the Eoyal navy. On the barge
as a guard of honor were members of the
Municipal Guard and firemen. The family
and intimate friends followed in separate
The coffin was deposited in the central
chapel of the cemetery of St Michael, where
it wiil remain until the conclusion of the
formalities attending its transportation to
London. Prime Minister Crispi sent a
message of condolence to the family of toe
poet A memorial tablet will be placed in
the facade of the Palexzo Bezzonico.
250,000 BUSHELS' OF BAELEI
Bnrned In the Buffalo Exchange Elevator,
With a toss of $225,680.
Bofpalo, N. ST., December 15. TheEx
change elevator, with a storage capacity of
350,000 bushels, the property, of Greene is
Bloomer, together with 250,000 bushels ot
barley, was totally destroyed by fire at
about 3 o'clock this mornin. The elevator
was the most eligibly located and the best.
equippcu oi uuyjll jiuuaiu.
The barley wvalaed. at $125,000 and the
elevator at itOO.OW.t The amount of icsnr
ance U as jet snksvewa. '.' ,,
CANMOT BE HURRIED.
The President Insists on Postmasters
Serving Oat Their Terms.
GRUMBLING WILL, HOT MOVE HIM.
Candidates for a Number of Western Penn
GETTIKG YERI 1NGEI AT EACH OTHER
An Unpleasant Task for Congnssaen to Male Ineir
Despite a general protest on the part of
Bepubllcan Congressmen who wish the
Democratic 'postmasters in their districts
turned out to make room for Bepublicans,
the President insists on the present incum
bents serving out their terms, as their pre
decessors were allowed to do by Cleveland.
The delay is developing considerable hard
feeling among the aspirants.
CrSOM A STAFF CORRESPONDENT.
"Washington, December 15. There is a
very general growl among the Bepublican
Congressmen over the dilatory manner in
which changes are being made in the post
offices through the country. The policy laid
down by the President, permitting the pres
ent incumbents to serve out their full terms,
is being adhered to in most cases, and the
Congressmen don't like it a little bit
The Pennsylvania members are among
the kickers. Up in the western part of the
State there are a large number of postoffices
of the Presidental class, in which, the Dem
ocratic incumbents arestill comfortably fixed
and drawing their pay with enstomary reg
ularity. In many of these cases the Con
gressmen have no hopes of making any
changes for four or five months, and in
every one of them they have been informed
that the full term of the commissions will be
rOLLOWTNG A PEECEDENT.
-This is encouraging news to the Demo
cratic postmasters, but hardly so to the Be-J
publican candidates, though, in the major
ity of instanc , President Cleveland allowed-
the postmasters whom he found in
office to serve out their terms. Some of
them, in fact, exceeded the time limits of
their commissions. There are no charges
against the present postmasters, except that
tliev are Democrats, and while partisans
.will say that that is charge enough, under
the present administration, it is not suffi
cient to insure their removal.
There is quite a fight over the McKees
port office, and it is likely to develop a good
deal of ill feeling and bitterness before the
question is settled. It has been decided not
to make the change until the commission of
the present incumbent expires, which will
not be until February 10,
A HABO NUT TO CKACK.
The principal candidates are Messrs. "W.
S. Harrison, Joseph A. Stone, Bobert
Smiley and Emory Thompson. Everyone
of them is indorsed in the warmest and
strongest way, and it would be very diffi
cult to tell from the petitions and other doc
uments filed by the respective, candidates
which one of them was 'the most popular in
the community. The s'eleciion'of a successor
hard nut for Congressman Bay to cract. I
xac quesuuu as 10 wuo will sell Slumps at
JJniontown will also be settled on February
10, the commissions at that place and at
McKeesport expiring on the same day. The
applicants are Messrs. Bobert I. Patterson,
O. J. Sturgis, "William Harrader and Chas.
S. Gause. This is another case in which it
will be a difficult matter to make a selec
tion. At "Washington Congressman Bay has
already solved the question. He has rec
ommended Mr. "William H. Underwood, an
old soldier, to be postmaster at that place.
The "Washington office is quite an import
ant one, and it is proposed to extend to that
town the free delivery system at the begin
ning ot tne new year.
NO CHANGES FOE MONTHS.
At "Waynesburg there will be no change
made uclil next August, and the three
other Presidental offices in Congressman
Bay's district, Brownsville, Connellsville
and Canonsburg, the present postmasters
will be undisturbed for a long time yet.
Congressman Craig has done hisbest to
secure the postoffices in his district for his
Bepublican friends, but be has been met with
the statement that at all the following places
the postmasters would serve out their terms:
Blairsville, Indiana, Brookville, Beynolds
ville, Freeport Kitlanning, Baker's Land
ing, Irvens, "West Newton, Scottdale, Mt
Pleasant and Greensburg. As that includes
all the places at which changes are yet to
be made, Mr. Craig is resting on "his oars.
The terms do not expire for several months
yet The situation is the same with regard
to the Oil City Postoffice, and although
there are several candidates in the field,
they will have to be patient until along
about next February or March.
TO GET RID OF FORAKER.
His Friends and Foes Trying to Send Him
tSrECIAT, TELEGRAM TO THI DISPATCH.1
"Washington, December IB. The re
port that Governor Foraker, of Ohio, is go
ing to Europe for rest when his term ex
pires next January has given rise to the im
pression among many of his Ohio friends
and foes here that he will be appointed
Minister to Russia. Foraker's friends think
that if he goes as Minister for two years and
comes home just preceding the national
campaign he will find Ohio anxious to honor
him, and all the old feuds will be forgotten.
It is said that several politicians have al
ready talked to Harrison on this topic, and
mat it is very imziy n oraicer will oe given
the appointment, if he wishes it He has a
large family of children, mostly daughters,
whom he would like to educate in Europe.
Cleveland appointed Pendleton to Ger
many, and Stallo to Borne, both men being
ALL FOREIGNERS HADE CITIZENS.
The New Government of Brazil Issues a
Lisbon, December IB. The Brazilian
Consnl here has received a telegram from
Bio Janeiro announcing that a decree has
been promulgated declaring all foreigners
residing in Brazil citizens of the Bepubhc
from the date on which the Bepubhc was
proclaimed, and that all foreigners in future
shall be considered Brazilian subjects and
enjoy all civil nnd political rights, except
the right of becoming Chief of State, after a
residence of two years.
In all cases the Government reserves the
right to refuse citizenship. The decree is
signed by Ministers Fonseca and Lobo.
A DIPHTHERIA EPIDEMIC.
The Erection of aOUirge Hospital .Decided
10 be n'Seccssitj'
(f rECIAI, TtBHUUt jq TBE DIBFATCn.l
MorgAntown, "W. VaT, December 15.
Bo serious lias, the epideniipof diphtheria in
Clmton-,dktr!ct, this cpunty, become that
r the .Couatv Board of Health has directed
wit; crecnou ui u apigc uubjjiiai iu hiv ui--flicted
district, nd will seed a competent.
staff,of physicians to take' charge of it I
Jiany deaths nayeocearrea , '.s' 1
He la Contacting a Very Shrewd Campaign
,y for the Ohio SeaatonhlB Thp
Is Not Believed to be
In the Sace.
f( tSFXCIlL TZXEQBAU TO THE DISF.1TCH.I
COLTJMBTJS, December 15. The Christ-
Sas season and holiday festivities will in
1 probability interfere with the progress
of4the Senatorial fight in this State but very
little. The contest is becoming close and
Interesting. The candidates other than Cal
vin S. Brice have discovered all at once that
the Lima statesman has been doing some
substantial work among the Democrats of
the State and that he already has the ad
vantage in the way of public sentiment
'J, H. Thomas, of Springfield, who was
the first candidate out, and who. was sup
posed to have the lead, is surprised at the
manner in which the Brice canvass has been
managed. "While Thomas was flooding the
fctate with a private circular containing a
Wng sketch of his life and work, together
vh his picture, and setting forth his
-ctaims to the hdnor of the Senatorship,
Brice came in a week or two later, and the
first thing each of the Democratic papers of
the State discovered was that they had
Calvin S. Brice on their subscrip
tion lists. By this means he kept track of
the weak spots in the State and set about to
remedy the evil by working up a proper
sentiment and placing his record before the
people in those counties. In the line of the
newspaper press Bribe scored his first
Victory. This has been followed up by good
management and he has succeeded in keep
ing himself in the good graces of the Demo
crats of the State as well as the other candi
dates. There has been an effort in progress for
the past two weeks to get Mr. Thomas to
withdraw from the contest on the supposi
tion that he was losing ground in the fight,
but some of his best managers have been
unable to get him to move, and he will re
main to the close. .Democrats' who are
keeping close watch of the situation con
sider now that-McMahon has a much better
chance of election than Thomas, and should
the situation become so complex that Brice
cannot be elected, it is believed his forces
Will go to McMahon. The Dayton man has
his own county and Congressional district,
and ii talking direct from the shoulder
A YfiRX DETERMINED FIGHT.
The Eastern Glass Blower Take Signlfl
cant Action at Last.
1 rSPXCIAI. TZX.XOBA1C TO TBS BISFATCff.1
' Philadelphia, December 13. The
Kouble between the glass blowers and the
anufacturers' Association is no nearer
a settlement A significant movement on
the part of the men has been made. About
three weeks ago George Madden, a former
employe of George Green, of "Woodbury, K.
J., was engaged by the Pioneer Glass Com
pany, Gate City, Ala,, to put their plant
in- working order. He has com
pleted his work, and some time
daring the early part of this week 18
glass blowers from "Woodbury will start for
Gate City, where they will be employed by
the company under the regulations of Dis
trict Assembly 143, Knights of Labor. Mr.
Madden will be engaged in the capacity of
Louis Arrington, Master "Workman of
District 143, in speaking of the extended
lockout said this afternoon: "You can sets
by the report of the four hours' strike at
Green's, in "Woodbury, that his factory is
runninjr with a force consisting almost en
tirely 'of bora. "WVaaintain our position:
VBfe-mrfnufacttirciri-demafjd ibat we submit J
to a reduction of 15 percent"
TflE IRISH QUESTION ONLY".
Sir. Gladstone. Will Not Take Part la the
London, December IS. Mr. Gladstone
declines to accept the invitation to initiate
an agitation looking to the establishment of
a working day of eight hours. He says.
that his time must be largely devoted to the
settlement of the Irish question, and that
for this reason, as well as on account of the
infirmities pi age, he must abstain from
taking a leading part in the movement
He promises dispassionately to consider the
subject when the proposed eight-hour bill is
presented in Parliament.
Lord Bandolph Churchill, in his letter
on the eight-"hour movement, says that
eight hours of labor, eight hours lor sleep
and eight hours for recreation, seems to be
the ideal at wpich democratic legislation
may wisely and profitably aim. A work
ing day of eight hours would diminish the
number of the unemployed, and it would
also lessen the profits of the capitalist. If
the latter result were a disadvantage it
would be largely outweighed by the in
creased comfort and content of the'laborers.
AH APPEAL TO THE PEOPLE.
The Banished Prime Minister of Brazil Has
Issued a. manifesto.
Lisbon, December IB. The Viscount de
Ouro Preto, the Brazilian Imperial Prime
Minister; has issued a manifesto to the peo
ple of Brazil. He deals first with the posi
tion of affairs on the eve of the revolution in
Brazil and the information which the Gov
ernment possessed concerning the move
ment He says it was impossible to crush
the plotters, as the Government conld not
rely uponeither officers or soldiers, and was
betrayed bv the leaders of the army and
navy, including the Minister of ""War,
Maracju. The Ministry continually re
ceived assurances oi loyalty irom various
military officers, who thus songht to mask
the conspiracy against the throne.
In conclusion, the ex-Prime Minister ap
peals to the people to exercise their freedom
of choice at the coming elections. He
connsels his supporters not to surrender, but
to vote for all his friends who may become
THREE ATTEMPTS AT SUICIDE.
An Unknown Man Who Wan Terr Deter
mined to End His Life.
ISPICIAL TILECRJUI TO TUX DISPATCH.!
ConNEIXSVILIiE, December 15. A well
dressed stranger, seemingly tired of life,
made three efforts at suicide here this morn
ing. First he threw himself on the railroad
track in front of engine No. 324, but was
dragged off in time to save his life by the
In a few minutes he made a second at
tempt and being frustrated; second time,
rushed to the river end jumped in. The
police fished him ont and locked him up.
The man refused to tell his name or resi
dence. TWELVE MILLS OF WIRE
Lowered to tue Ground by the New York
Board of Electrical Control.
Newt Toek, December 15. The men
sent out by Commissioner of Pnblio "Works
Gilroy yesterday to remove all poles and
wires which violated the rules of the Board
of Electrical Control, took down about 12
miles of electric light wires and 30 poles.
They will continue work to-morrow.
A Fire-Eating Southerner Cnncd.
F .-KrECIAl. TELEonAM TO TnXDISrATOn.1
CHAEtESTONj Wf VA., December 15.
TT". A. McCorkfe, who distinguished hira
Bclf a lew days ago by slapping United
States Marshal "White in tbe face for some
offensive remark about Jeff D4V1S, and last
night whipped EdijorBober, of the Tribune,
tor an uncompllmedtarv criticism, Was pre-
sented with .1 gold-headed cane tais evening
Told by a Syracnse Undertaker YVno
Has Jnst Returned From
A TEIP TO THE SAM0AN ISLAHDS.
He Brings Back the BoSy of Chief Engineer
Hall, of the Kipsic
AH UHPLEASANT fROFESSIONAL DDTI.
Tales of Terribly Crnel and Inhuman Treatment
, Told by Him.
A Syracuse undertaker, just returned
from the Samoan Islands with the body of a
"United States engineer, tells a tale of great
cruelty and inhumanity. His story reflects
somewhat on the naval squadron now at the
islands, and Secretary Tracywill be asked
to investigate the reported state of affairs.
rsrxcixi. TXivxaaxu to thx dispatch. I
Steacuse, N". T"., December 15. John
McCarthy, an undertaker of this city who
has just returned from a trip to the Samoan
Islands, where he went to recover the body
of Chief Engineer George "W. Hall, of the
United States steamer Nipsic. tells a thrill
ing story of adventure, and brings back in
formation reflecting on the naval squadron
in those waters which he intends to formally
bring to the notice of Secretary Tracy.
Engineer 'Hall, whose wife lives here,
died in the Samoan Archipelago on June 18
last under mysterious circumstances. Mr.
McCarthy refuses at present to divulge
what he has learned, bnt it is inferred that
the dead engineer was abandoned ou the
most desolate island of the Tutuila, while
deathly sick, through some disagreement
with his commanding officer. Engineer
Hall had served hisr time in the navy, and
when lie died was on his way home to re
lire on a pension.
Mr. McCarthy says that Chief Engineer
Gowan, of the United States steamer Alert,
on his return, will give the startling facts in
a frightful case of cruelty.
The abandonment ot Hall to his hard fate
also involves the steamship Zealandie,
owned bv Claus Spreckels, whose commander
refused to stop at Tutuila, although know
ing of Hall's predicament Mr. McCarthy
told Spreckels of this when he got
back to San Francisco. Mr. Spreckels
said that the report he received
was that there was a storm and
the man-of-war could not be seen. Be also
said that the United-States Government had
not acted fairly in paying the English Gov
ernment $8,000 more to carry the sailors
wrecked at Apia home than his vessel would
have done it lor. He said farther that he
was not paid for carrying the mails, which,
however, his steamships usually do, from
the Samoan group.
Mr. McCarthy recovered the body, and
getting it safelv to Honolulu, expressed it
home. In relating his experiences he said:
THE TJNDEETAKEE'S STOET.
Having seenred a metallic casket and em
balming material at San Francisco, I went to
Claus Spreckels, the sugar king, and arranged
with him. to ship the casket by bis steamer, the
Zealandie, which was to meet me at Honolulu
And, go on to ( Tntalla. Ho' agreed to
land uiftf ba?ci,WHi bnmr uie- back for
100, half or which was tor my own passage
and $200 for the body. In addition, I paidS12S
for the passage of my wife to Honolulu. We
left San Francisco on September 14 on the
steamer Australia. We landed at Mailuka. in
the Sandwich Islands. There I left Mrs.
McCarthy, and took the steamer Zealandie
a few days later, which bad on board
the casket embalming fluid and other things
necessary for the duty I had to perform. It
was a question at that time whether I could be
landed in Leon Bay. in which is situated the
island of TatuDa. The receipt of my passage
read that I was to be landed there if practi
cable. This was to troard against rouch
weather, reaching Leon Bay at night or other
Tutuila is not a regular port The United
States Government vessels meet the steamers
there and get the mail, but landing can be
made only in small boats. Claus Spreckels had
told me that be thought I would get tbrongb
all right as trouble was experienced but once,
so far as be could remember, and that was
when poor Hall was left there to die. At that
time, Snreckels said, there was a heavy sea,
and it was impossible to land at least that was
the report made to him.
A MOST CEUEL CAPTAIN.
I was sick five of the seven davs it took to
get from Mailuka to Leon Bay. When I was
able to get on deck one of the offlcers-of the
Vftssel told me I was all right if we got toXeon
Bay in day time, but if we got thereat night
I might be taken on to Australia,
and not get borne until spring. My
chances of landing would be better on an
other ship, he saia, than on the Zealandie
because the captain of our vessel was crnel,
and knocked'the natives from his shin. They
were afraid of him and 'anyone on his ship.
Sometimes, he said, when the natives tried to
get on board the ship be wonld order their
hands cut with kmres, and let them drop into
the sea. I had been told at Honolulu that the
captain was cruel, and I was in constant dread
that he wonld do something to prevent me
from getting olf.
Finally 1 met the captain and asked him
what my chances were to be landed at Tutuila.
He renlied, in a gruff manner, that they were
not good, andTtbat I might have to go to Aus
tralia. I told him that the family of Hall had
desired me to ask him why he did
not stop tbere in Jnne and take
Hall off the island. He said that
be bad made bis report to the proper authori
ties, and that I conld see that If I wanted to
when I got back to San Francisco, ill ever did
get back. I told him that the family blamed
him for Hall's death. He replied, that he
couldn't help that. He is a German, and one
of the crudest men I everrnet.
NOT A CIVIL ANSWER.
I asked him bow I was to leave his vessel at
Leon Bay and get to Tutuila, and he said that
be did not know, unless we met a United
States ship. A little sailing vessel, be said,
came from Apia for the mail, but took no
freight. I asked hinr bow long it would take
me to get a boat from tbe natives,
and be said about an hour. I then
asked btm if be would wait that hour, nntil
I could get a boat ln case I bad to, and he re-
Slied that he would not as the Australian
iovernment would fine him S25an hour for
every bour be was late. I told bim I would
willingly pay the fine, whatever it might
amount to, if be would agree to consent. He
refused and seemed to be overjoyed at my pre-
aicament. x "" J"", " r jrayea in ail
my life it was tbat day and night, that we
might reach Leon Bay in tbe day time.
Well, on Sunday morning we sighted .Leon
Bay, and tbere was the United States man-of-war
Adams. I can tell you I was glad when I
saw her. When we got near her an officer
came on board our sbip, and I showed him my
Eapers and told him that I was after Hall's
ody. This officer paid no attention to me.
Vby I probably will never understand. 1
supposed that wben I met an officer of any
American man-of-war, and explained my
errand, tbat 1 would be clven all tbe assistance
possible, but it was not so. We fortunately bad
on board of tbe Zealandie the Governor of
Australia and his suite, and tbe captain did not
dare display so much of bis temper toward the
natives as nsual. Several of them got aboard
the ship, offering curiosities for sale. I ran to
them, offering tnnm gold and trying to make
tbem understand tbat I wanted to get ashore.
Wlrfcn rim United States officer Raw hnnr An.
termined I was bo told me that he would take
me off. ,
NOT MUCH ENCOtTEAGEMENT.
Tbe casket and other things were lowered
into a boat anil I reached the man-of-war all
right. lieutenant Commander Woodworth
was in charge, owing to tbe absence of tbe
commander, who was; sick and Tiad gone away
for rest. Lieutenant Woodworth said tbat be
was hound for Apia, and asked where
I was going. I offered him my pa
pers to look over, but he refnsed to
read tbem, and Insisted upon ray telling him
Tyhtre I was golngand what brought me to
that part of tbe world. Finally, he looked
carelessly at my papers, after 1' had forced
tbem upon him. and 'I explained, my mission.
He gave me so little encourageaiest tbat 1
talked with a tailor, and be. told me tbat seme
, w. .... .. . - j,
nine miles off, for $7. I agreed to pay the
amount and he lowered tbe tasker. Cask of
embalming fluid, and other things Into a small
The casket fell into the sea and would have
been lost had it not been packed -so that it
would float. This frizhtened the natives, and
it was only after a struggle that I got them to
help get It into the boat. Tbere was a priest
onboard from Pangp Pango, and be told me
that the priest at Tutuila was French, and
knew1 very llttlu English. So be gave me a let
ter to him, explaining my mission.
Finally tbe man-of-war went eight miles into
the bay, and the natives rowod me the rest of
the way. It was the first American vessel ever
so neartbe place. An English vessel had once
been there. There were only three natlvesfwho
knew anything about our language a
white man and three half, breeds. At 9
o'clock at night we got within half a mile of
tie shore and struck a reef. Then one of the
natives got out and walked In to tell of, our
coming. The others found a channel, and
after getting as near tbe shore as we could,
one of them waded id, carrying me on his
back. Tbe boat was then unloaded.
A NEW TEEEOE.
The natives wore no clothes, only pieces of
cloth wound around the body at tbe waist
When tbe casket and other things were landed
they walked around them and examined them
curiously. The keg of embalming fluid at
tracted great attention, and I became
frightened for fear that they would
get into their heads' that It was
whisky or wine, and drink it and get polsosed;
While I was trying to exulain things to them,
and wondering what on earth I was to do. tbq
priest who lives tbere camo down to the shore,
having beard of my arrival. It was moonlleht,
or we never would have been able to land. The
priest welcomed me warmly. 1 made bim un
derstand that tbe keg of fluid was rank poison,
and then he bad it taken to bis house.
It was at this priest's house Hall died,
and with the reverend man's assistance, Mr.
McCarthy resurrected the body and pre
pared it for shipment It was from this
priest that some of the damaging informa
tion was obtained.
Rnmors ot Bloodshed In Connection With
the Brazilian Revolution Eight Navnl
Officers Said to Have Beea
New Yoke, December 15. The steamer
Horrox arrived here to-day from Brazil.
She left Bio Janeiro on November 23. The
Horrox was at Saulos when the news of the
deposing of the Emperor was first an
nounced. The Bepublicans placarded the
place with handbills on which was printed
the official information, and also a para
graph requesting the people not to hold any
political meetings until later. This had its
intended effect, as the situation was accepted
by the people without any manifest dissatis
faction. On the second day of the revolution a
cipher dispatch was received at Bio Janeiro
announcing that there had been an uprising
at Bahia, and that a fight had taken place
between the militia and the Imperialists,
and that BOO persons had been killed. After
that the Government at once stopped all
cipher telegraphic- communication, and put
a strict watch on all the ordinary messages
that were sent ou the wires. The Bepubli
cans left no stoue unturned to accomplish
their purpose. So complete were their ar
rangements, that when the Bepubhc was
announced all of the Imperial war vessels,
that had been lying in tbe harbor, were so
fixed that it was Impossible lor them to
participate in any uprising that might have
possibly occurred. The man-of-war Kith
eroy had been placed in a dry dock several
davs before and was half dismantled when
the Bepublicans made their great move.
Another rumor heard by tbe Horrox's
officers was one regarding the fate of eight
naval officers who had refused to submit to
the Republicans. It was said that ou the
first .hight of the revolution these -officers
climbed on the Liverpool steamer Chatham,
which lay at her dock, and went out in the
harbor carrying aloft an Imperial flag. A
party of Bepublicans gave chose in another
boat and some shots were exchanged. The
naval officers were captured and incarcer
ated in a prison on one of the small islands
in the harbor. None of the men had been
seen up to the time tbe Horrox left Bio, and
Captain Henning said that the general be
lief of the people was that they had been
secretly shot while in'prison, as tbe noise
of the discharge of fire arms had been beard
in the prison the next day by some people
who were near the spot
DID GO WEN DIB A SUICIDE?
HI Nephew, Who Accompanied tbe Re
mains, CnwJIIIng- to Sav.
ISrZCUI. TXLSQBAX TO TUB DISPATCH. I
Philadelphia, December 15. It was
8:12 o'clock this morning when the special
train that had copveyed the body of
Franklin B. Gowen from "Washington
drew up before the pretty little station
of Mount Airy. Francis I. Gowen, the
nephew of the dead man, and James E.
Hood, another relative, whose duty it bad
been to recognize and claim the body of the
dead lawyer, were the only passengers.
The funeral, which will be strictly pri
vate, will take place on Tuesday at 11
o'clock. The services will be held at the
bouse, and will be conducted by the Bev.
Dr. S. E. Hill, pastor of Grace Episcopal
Church, qf which Mr. Gowen was one of the
most prominent members.
Francis I. Gowen, the nephew, who
brought the body from "Washington, was
seen later at his .residence on Gowen ave
nue. "When asked whether the
family thought Mr. Gowen had
committed suicide or whether he had
been murdered, he said: "I do not care to
say what we think about the matter. I do
not wish to make pnblic anything more
than the pacers have already published."
DYING FOR A LITTLE DOG.
Strange Illness ofn Lad Whose Brotber
. Was in Fmsbnrg.
rsFXCTAl TXLIGBJUf TO TBI niSPATCH.1
New Toek, Decemberl5. Bessie Kranse
is lost Bessie lives on East Seventy-first
street She is only a little brown
faced pug dog. But since her
loss her little 14-year-old master,
Oscar Kranse, has brooded so over his loss
that he has become seriously ill and to
night lay under the influence ot opiates, as
he has been unable to sleep or eat for more
than 24 hours. A physician was summoned
and a telegram was sent to Qscar's brother, a
business man, who was in Pittsburg. Mr.
Kranse arrived in town to-day. He was
almost as much disturbed at Bessie's loss as
his brother, but bore it better.
THAT LONE HIGHWAIMAN AGAIN.
Ho Holds Up a California Stave and Se
cures tbe Reslstered Slatt.
Nevada, Cal.,1 December IB. The stage
from Dovnieville was held up this afternoon
four miles above here by a lone highway
man. There were three passengers, but one
escaped to the woods. The others were or
dered to dismount A freight wagon
with two men next came along and they
were also compelled to dismount and join
the others. "
About flGO was taken from the passengers
and five packages of registered mail were
THE FIRST BROKEN CABLE.
An Unprecedented NIbt for Passengers on
Last night about 11:30 o'clock, the cable
on the Penn avenue traction line, snapped
in tbe power house, at Thirty-third street,
and caused a consequent stoppage of all the
street cars on thelipe. s
The ears were laying at little interval's all'
along the line from Seventh street, down
town, far Frankstown avenue, in the East
End. Ifwas nearly 2 o'clock before the
cable was spliced and the engines again
started, wad by 3 o'clock all the cars- were in
Atiffinna -for Piffcfsfirr
ess.t: mir. riz:
OJ-a'c.iiio jiureia ucaguo
& ; I -
WITH THE BOYS,' i
WMcn JIaj Result in St. Lonis Supporting
BAKL02T TO JOIN TEE CLETELASDSj
la -Cue the Other Flayers Are Iram&rred taj
One of the propositions to be made to'-dayj
at the meeting Of the Baseball PlaversV
T. S--KT vl- r- ... x -. .' .,? 1
LutusBciuiiraiKSjis me iransier 01 tne
Pittsburg club to St Louis, to take
place of the former Association club in that
city. All the signed players are to goto thtfg
Aiound Uity if such a deal is made, except
nanion, wno is slated for Cleveland.
rSFICIAI. TH.EGEAM TO TBI DtSPATCB.1,
New Yoek, December 15. The Players'
National League will have an important
subject to wrestle with before its organiza?
tionjis thoroughly perfected. It is not5
question of an amalgamation with the Amer
ieah Association, as generally supposed,
but the admission of the St Louis club
alone. President Von der Ahe and ex-Congressman
O'Neill have had informal talkv
over the matter, since their arrival in
thi3 city, with some Of the Players'
League magnates, but it was not
until to-night that a conference between the
Mound City gentlemen and John "Ward, Al'
Johnson, Ed Hanlon, Dan Brouthers, Fred
Pfeffer, John Bowe and others' was held. '
The conference was a long one, but what'
action was determined upon was kept a pro
found secret Still, the belief is strong thatjS;
u. jiuuia ui ue a memoer qi me new or-"
ganization in place of Pittsburg.
OPENED THE DOOR.
"While It was the Coriginal intention to l
keep the organization intact still it, Hi
claimed that in the event of any club wish-,.
ing to wiinoraw mere would oe no od-
stacle thrown in the way. This, it is said;
is the sitnation of Pittsburg at present '
It appears to have been a difficult matter
for the Gas City to raise the necessary
money to carry on a club, and as its
few supporters have a chance to Te
tire gracefully, it is thought that
the scheme looking to the substitution of
the St Louis club has been fully arranged.
There will be certain considerations that
Mr. "Von der Ahe will have to accede to,
among them being the loss of all those men
who have signed to play elsewhere. This
means that he will not have the services of
Bobinson. Latham or Comiskey. He will ,
get all the Pittsburg players who have "'
signed Players' League contracts, barring
Hanlon, who it is said will be transferred to
THE ATHLETICS ALL SIOHT.
There will hardly be any efforts made to
get the Athletic club into the ranks) with--
out some other club wishes to withdraw. &
Thit is hardly likely. In talking of the
Athletic club, however, the leaders of tha
new organization do not hesitate to say that
that club is all right, leaving the inference
that, it it is not a member, it will be next
door to itj- that is, there will be an amal-
gamation of the Philadelphia Players' club
and the Athletics, with "William Sharsig as
There seems to be no question about the
stability ot the other clubj. Buffalo is con -
tented with t!e aspect of affairs, and while
it is rumored that Arthur Irwin will ba
transferred to the Boston club, it will still-jS
leave Jack Bowe and Jim "White to look
after the condition of affairs.
THE EIGHT HOUR BADGE.
A New Labor Emblrm Ixsaed by the Amerl
."SPECIAL TBtxr-BAX TO TUB DIsrATCH.1
New Yoke, December 15. For the most
part, workingmen at the meeting of their
unions to-day wore the new badge of the
American Federation of Labor. It is a diss:
of copper or gold, half an Inch in diameter,
enameled to represent a hemisphere,
as shown in maps of the world, in
I blue or black, but narked by only eight
menaians in gin. o.nese are inuicauye ot
the demand of the Federation of Labor for
a work day of eight hours. Above
the disk is a scroll with the letters
"A. F. of L." Underneath is a pendant
inscribed, "Labor Omnia Vincit," omitting,
as is usual, the word "Improbus" from the
quotation. On the diik at tbe north pole is
the figure "8," and at the south pole is the
"More than 100,000 of these badges-have
been struck off in the last week," Serretary,
J. J. McGuire said to-day. "They are
worn bv men wbo are going to
try mighty hard to impress upon
the country that eight hours is enough ij
lor a man to work these daysot Improved1
methods of doing everything. I am of the
opinion that an eipht-hour work day will
be a glorious success."
BOGUS GAMES OF P0KEE
Alleged to Have Been Used as a. Means to
Boy LrcIsIallVB Totes.
St. Louis, December 15. An expose is
published here of alleged legislative cor
ruption at Jefferson City, Mo. It is claimed
that Ihe live stock inspection bill, intro
duced by the St Louis Batchers' Union in
the last Legislature, was defeated by the? J
absolute purchase of State Senators. It u"
admitted bv the friends, of the measure that '
a fund of $3,000 was raised to be expended!
in support oi the bill, bnt that tbe money; i
was to be used in the boodling of Legislators? j
It is claimed, however, that Legislators
sold out to tbe butchers and then increased
their infamy by deserting their employers
wben tne vote came on. and tbat they met
the agents of the dressed beef monopoly, arid?
in bogus games cf poker pretended to wiajs
what was really a bribe for their votes.
KILLED BI AX INCANDESCENT.
Spcb Is the Sad Evidence In the
, Patrick Snlllvnn.
New Toek, Decemder 15. The antopsW
of Patrick Sullivan, found dead Saturday!
in the electric works, foot of East Eightieth.
street indicates that he had slipped and 1
fallen with his head on the regbUrof 'aaf,3
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flexible tubing, at the same time smashing J
trie lamp in msieit nana. newasproDaoiyv
stnnned. Tbe-chrrent thus established.mayl
have run throngb him for an hour before hi?
Barrett to Undergo a pricI Operatic.!
New Toek, December 15. Arthur BS
Chase, manager for LawrenceBarrett, tiw
tragedian, returned from Boston to-day;
and stated to a renarter that Mr-BarnM
will uudergoa surgical operation at the
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