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VOL. XXXIV.—NO. 164.
Brutal Treatment of Irish
The Trial of Dillon, O'Brien et
A Day of Bloodshed and Excitement
Timothy Harrington Wounded by the
Morley's Narrow Escape.
Associated Press Dispatches.
Dublin, Sept. 25.—Patrick O'Brien,
who was arrested at Cardiff Tuesday,
was brought to this city yesterday and
placed in prison. The police refused to
give any information as to when he
would be taken to Tipperary for hear
ing, but last night the Nationalists
fearned that he would be conveyed
there by the morning train today,
when they at once made preparations
to give him a worthy escort. Much to
the surprise of the authorities a large
delegation of prominent Nationalists
hoarded the train at the same time that
the officers appeared with O'Brien.
Among these were John Morley, who
has been in Ireland for some time
studying the Irish question: John
Dillon, Alfred Illingworth, member
parliament for Bradford; T. M. Har
rington and several others.
On the arrival of the train at Tipper
ary, the Nationalists started for the
court house in a body. They had not
gone far when they stopped at a street
corner. They were ordered by the
police to move on. John O'Connor,
member of parliament, took vigorous
«xceptions to this order and called on
the crowd to give three cheers
for John Morley. The cheers
were given with a good will,
much to the exasperation of the police,
who charged upon the group and at
tempted to force it to move forward. In
the melee tlie policemen did not hesi
tate to use their clubs. The Nationalists
continued their way slowly towards
the court house.
As this was the day fixed for the trial
of the arrested Nationalists, the streets
were full of people interested in the
case. Nationalists had thronged from
all the adjacent parts.
Early in the day it became known
that still another arrest had been made.
The victim this time waa Thomas J.
Condon, member of parliament for Tip
perary, Kaet. flu was taken this morn
ing at Limerick and also brought to
When the hour for the sitting of the
court arrived, an immense crowd had
collected before the court house, ready
to rush in the moment the doors were
thrown open. The crowd pressed for
ward, trying to force their way into the
courthouse. The police stoutly resisted,
charging repeatedly. For fully five
minutes there was a stand-up tight be
tween the now excited throng and the
The Brutality or the Police.
At last, however, the crowd was grad
ually forced back, and the police suc
ceeded in maintaining a clear space in
front of the conrt house. During the
conflict many persons were wounded
with blows from the policemen's bludg
eons ; among them were Timothy Har
rington. He made his way into the
court room, his hair and coat collar sat
urated with blood. His appearance
created a sensation and lent additional
emphasis to the complaint which Will
iam O'Brien was making to the court of
the brutality of the police. At
first O'Brien had refused to enter
the room unless the public were admit
ted, but at last decided that he could
accomplish more by appealing to the
court, so he entered the room and bit
terly denounced the clubbing of the
Then John Morely arose and appealed
to the court to protect the population
against the wanton use of clubs by the
police. Meanwhile the nationalist lead
ers continued to protest against the ex
clusion of the general public, and the
magistrate finally ordered the doors
Before a Biased Magistrate.
The room was at once filled to the ut
mostlcapncity. All the proceedings were
followed with intense interest. At the
outset Dillon objected to being tried
before the resident magistrate, Shannon,
on the ground that he had a personal
encounter with Shannon once at Cashel.
Shannon had grossly insulted him. He
urged, therefore, the manifest impro
priety in having Shannon sitting at the
present trial. Shannon refused to admit
the validity of Dillon's objections, and
declared that he would perform his duty
Wm. O'Brien also objected to Shan
non. Tlie last time he saw Shannon the
latter was chief of the police who were
using clubs upon the people. Moreover,
Shannon had already tried him three
times on similar charges. His sitting in
the present case was an indecency and
The magistrate answered O'Brien's
objections in the same way he disposed
Tho Line of Prosecution.
Ronan, the counsel for the crowd,
asked permission of the court to make a
slight alteration in the charges against
the prisoners. The latter protested
vigorously, urging it was illegal. The
court paid no need to the protests, but
permitted tlie desired changes.
The defendants protested against the
introduction of evidence touching mat
ters anterior to the dates specified in the
The court decided that the prosecu
tion might produce testimony _of a gen
eral character to prove tlie existence of
a conspiracy prior to the dates given in
the warrants, but that no evidence
could be permitted concerning the acts
of the defendants done anterior to the
dates mentioned in the warrants.
Ronan then rtviewed the circum
stances which had led to the arrests.
These, he said, went back to the time
when the plan of the campaign was put
in force on tlie Smith Barry estate at
Tipperary, May 19th, and he proposed
to present eyidence to prove conspiracy
on the part of the defendants from that
time down to the time when the arrests
After the court had given a decision
on the matter of protests, Ronan, on
behalf of the crown, continued to re
count the events that occurred in 1889
in connection with the carrying out of
the plan campaign. Healy declared
that the whole thing was a sham, and
demanded counsel for the crown to
come to the particular acts with which
the defendants were charged. Ronan
protested that it was entirely out of his
power to shorten the proceedings.
Alderman Dillon, of Dublin, applied
for a summons against Sergeant Ken
nedy, of the police force, for assaults
upon himself and Harrison, a member
of parliament. The magistrate, not
withstanding many protests, declined to
grant the desired summons and referred
Dillon to another magistrate. After the
question of the summons had been de
cided, the magistrate announced an ad
journment until tomorrow.
Morley's Influential Presence.
London, Sept. 25. —Tlie News' Tipper
ary correspondent declares that a
marked change occurred in the de
meanor of the police when Morley
issued from the court, on the appeal of
several voices imploring him to come to
save the people. Evidently the police
had no desire to treat the English com
moner with discourtesy. A brutal po
lice attack was made on Keating,
proprietor of the Limerick Leader, who
was so severely injured that he bled
profusely from the mouth.
In an editorial the News says: "On
this occasion the presence of Morley has
given importance to events which are
commonplace in the Irish administra
The Chronicle says : "Mr. Morley's
life is of so much value to the state that
we are compelled to protest against his
entering such scrimmages. Irishmen
will easily misinterpret his presence,
but for which it is possible the riot
w : ould not have occurred."
While exempting Morley from any in
tention to influence the court, the Times
thinks he set an unhappy precedent.
Dublin, Sept. 25.—The excitement
when the arrests of Dillon and O'Brien
was made, had its counterpart in
Nationalist circles today. The dis
patches from Tipperary created a pro
found sensation. " The" fact that John
Morley is present at the trial, is con
sidered a subject for much congratula
tion. It is thought the trial will afford
him more insight into the true inward
ness of the Irish problem than weeks of
ordinary travel and investigation.
The Irish-Americans Excited.
Cincinnati, Sept. 25.—News of the at
tack of the police upon the people of
Tipperary, in which Timothy Harring
ton received a serious wound and John
Morley narrowly escaped death, aroused
intense indignation among the members
of the national council of the Irish
league now in session in Cincinnati.
President Fitzgerald sent a cablegram to
Harrington, expressing sympathy and
horror at the deed, and the admiration
of the council for Morley.
THE COILS TIGHTENING.
A STRONG CASE AGAINST MUR
Overwhelming Circumstantial Evidence
Against the Prisoner -Many Witnesses
Saw Him Near the Scene of the Crime.
Woodstock , Out., Sept. 25—The day
was passed in hearing evidence for iden
tification. Miss Cole testified that she
saw Burchell and Benwell on a train for
Eastwood, February 17th. Alfred Hay
wood testified that Burchell and another
man passed his house going from the
train that day.
John Crosby swore to meeting two
Englishmen on the goyernor's road.
He identified the prisoner as one of the
men. He swore that he saw the other
one dead in Princetown cemetery the
day Benwell's body was exhumed.
Crosby fainted during cross-examina
Several other witnesses swore to see
ing two men going towards the swamp
on February 17th ; to seeing tracks in
tha swamp, etc.
George Fredeberg, George McDonald
and George Hickinson swore to hearing
two shots in the swamp the afternoon
of February 17th. Hickinson came here
from Austin. Nevada, to testify.
Alexander Logan met a man walking
alone to Eastwood, February 17, near
the swamp, and identified Burchell as
the man. Charles Buck also met the
prisoner, who asked him directions as to
Alice Smith testified that she knew
Burchell, as Lord Somerset, in 1888.
She was then living with her grand
father, near Eastwood. She saw the
prisoner February 17th, at Eastwood
station, and had a conversation with
him. She next saw him in Woodstock
On cross-examination Blackstock
made a brutal attack upon her char
acter, which caused much indignation
among the audience.
Before adjournment Osier said only
eight crown witnesses remained to be
called. The evidence so far has traced
Burchell from Buffalo to the swamp and
back to Eastwood station. There is so
far, overwhelming circumstancial evi
Stockton, Sept. 25. —First race, five
eighths mile—Ladonic first, Mero
second; time 1:05.
Mile dash—Starters : Carmen, Daisy D.
and Afaretta—Carmen first, Daisy D.
second ; time 1:42 14.l4.
One anb one-eighth mile—Take Notic
first, Lurline second; time 1:58.
Special trotting race—Mattie P. first,
Prince second ; best time 22:4.
District three-year-old trot—Lottery
Ticket first, rest distanced; time 2:39.
Pacing race—Princess Alice first, Gold
Leaf second, Hummer third ; best time,
Sax Francisco, Sept. 25.—The state
central committee of the American
party tonight nominated Chief Justice
Beatty for chief justice of the supreme
court,, and De Hvaen Garroutte and
Harrison, Republicans, for associ ate jus
The Bank of England has advanced
the rate of discount from 4 to 5 per cent.
FRIDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 26, 1890.
BOLD BEN BUTLER
Camping on Judge Hil
That Worthy Must Disgorge A.
T. Stewart's Wealth.
Blood Relations of the Deceased Mil
lionaire in Ireland.
The Will to Be Smashed to Smithereens
and Hilton and the Widow Proved
a Pair of Perjurers.
Associated Press Dispatches.
New York, Sept. 25. —General Butler
and Lawyer Secor claim that the break
ingof A. T. Stewart's will will shortly
happen, and that they have documen
tary evidence in their possession that
will legally nullify the will. The case of
Sarah Branagh, of Lisbon, Ire
land, who claims to be the
nearest living relative of A. T.
Stewart, against W. H. Smith, the col-j
ored coachman of the late Mrs. Stewart,
came up before Judge l/icombe in the
United States circuit court yesterday.
General Butler then stated for the bene- ]
fit of Judge Russeli, that they would
prove that Judge Hilton and
Mr. and Mrs. Stewart had vis
ited some of these relatives in
Ireland. General Butler also said they
do not propose to have a commission
go over any part of the
world except Ireland, to find I
out from competent witnesses
how many of Mr. Stewart's heirs are
alive, if the matter comes up on a mo
tion to have interrogatories sent to Ire
"I wish to ask you, Gen. Butler," said the
court, "whether you now have evidence
in your possession sufficient to justify
the foundation for these interrogations,
or are you hoping to get such evidence
"1 will state fully and frankly to the
court," said Butler, "that I have such
evidence in my possession. I have
known of cases where witnesses have
been bribed and got out of the
way, where large stakes are held by
fraud and wrong. This happens to be a
case wherein I have now in my pocket
evidence which no oae can get unless
they can bribe inc. That I don't
think anyone will ever do.
I have in that little satchel lying there
on the table letters from A. T. Stewart
in his own handwriting acknowledging j
these witnesses in Ireland as his blood i
telatives. I don't think any one will
be able to get these letters away from ,
Lawyer Secor said tho letters had
come into their possession within a
month. On the night Stewart died
Judge Hilton drew up a petition to have
his will proved and probated. Both
Judge Hilton and Mrs. Stewart, he said,
swore to an affidavitstatingthat Stewart
had not a blood relation then living on
earth. The will was then immediately
This affidavit, Mr. Secor said, was
false, and the result would be that when
they succeeded in proving that Stewart
had blood relatives living, that the will
would have to be re-proved. Then, he
declared, they would have to prove that
Judge Hilton and Mrs.Stewart knew they
committed perjury when they swore to
the affidavit. The case against Coach
man Smith was merely an incident
in the proceedings they con
templated —merely a wedge by which
they expected to break Stewart's will
and" have his blood relatives get their
share of his estate.
Thomas Stewart, he said, was now in
the poor house in Belfast. Mr. Stewart
in his lifetime used to send him $10 a
month, as they had letters to prove it.
A commission, he said, would surely go j
to Belfast within a month to take testi- ]
General Butler and I are now going j
off on a mission," concluded Secor,
"which I hope will result in something
that will cause Judge Hilton a good
deal of future uneasiness."
A TALE OF WOE.
An American Citizen's Hard Treatment
New York, Sept. 25. —Thomas T.
Collins, an American citizen, who, if
the report is true, has been a prisoner
in Manila, Philippe islands, for sixteen
years, is missing; and his lawyers
believe he has been murdered.
He was horn in New York and went
to Manila in 1871 to carry on a lumber
business. He claims to have been rob
bed of his business by Spaniards. He
sued the Spanish government forsl ,000,•
000, but the case has never been heard.
Collins appealed six times within six
years to the United States for support
and protection, but received no recogni
San Francisco, Sept. 25. —The Be
form Democrats tonight nominated Thos.
N. Cator for congress from the fourth
The following additional nominations
were made: superior judge, long term,
Danielt. Sullivan; public administrator,
Joseph Mounen ; city and county attor
ney, Thomas Quackenbush; assessor.
Thomas D. Riley; coroner, Dr. C. S.
Cleveland; county clerk, J. B. Gartland.
A Fatal Fist Fight.
Lexington, Va., Sept. 25.—Intense
excitement prevails over a fatal fist fight
at the state military institute today.
Cadets Taliaferro, of Virginia, aged 15,
and McConnico, of Texas, aged 20, quar
reled and decided to settle it by a fist
fight. Thirteen desperate rounds were
fought. Two hours later Taliaferro was
dead. McConnico tried to suicide, but
was placed in jail.
Knocked Down by a Cab.
New York, Sept. 25. —Hon. John Jay,
ex-minteter to Austria, was knocked
do\vu by a cab today and seriously in
jured. This evening he is resting
easily. Mr. Jay is 75 years of age.
Raisin Importers in Trouble.
New York, Sept. 25.—The importers
of Valencia raisins are in trouble because
of the near approach of October Ist, and
the probability of the passage of the
tariff bill. Half a million boxes of for
eign raising, in round figures, are in
transit in six vessels and only one of
these vessels is likely to arrive before
the Ist of October, bringing only a small
part of the total shipments. Buyers
here are cautious concerning foreign
goods and are awaiting developments.
Twenty Contraband Chinese Nabbed by
Port Townhend, Wash., Sept. 25.—
The United States customs inspectors
yesterday arrested twenty Chinese for
illegally attempting to enter the United
States. The inspectors while out on a
cruise with a steam launch sighted a
sloop near Port Hadlock, and at once
bore down upon her. The sloop was 500
yards ahead of them, and as soon
as it touched land two white
men jumped ashore and ran
into the woods. Inspector Jacklin
hoarded the sloop and found twenty
Chinese lying in the hold of the craft,
which is less than four tons burden.
Wong Sing, who hadcharge of the party,
it is said, offered the customs officers $I! 00
cash to let them land safely. They were
brought here and searched at the custom
house. Wong Sing was the only one
who had a certificate allowing him to
return to British Columbia. About six
teen of them came over from China on
the last trip of the steamship
Mong Kut to Vancouver, but gave
their return certificates to white men
who were bringing them over, and
they will now have to be sent
hack at the expense of the United States
government. One of the captured band
told the interpreter that they boarded
the sloop at Victoria Monday night, and
were to pay $40 a piece to be landed
here safely. The money was to be paid
in Victoria, on the presentation of cer
tificates from Wong Sing that they had
arrived safely. Meanwhile, the two
white men who escaped, hive the
return certificates of the Chinese. The
twenty Chinese were taken before
United States Commissioner Swan, and
bound over, and in default of bail are in
WHO IS GOVERNOR?
A Controversy Over Governor Steven
Carson, Nev., Sept. 25. —Considerable
discussion is going on relative as to who is
now governor of Nevada. Some hold
that Frank Bell, being lieutenant-gov
ernor, becomes acting governor by
reason of the governor's death, but ow
ing to a constitutional provision cannot
draw his salary. Others hold
that Governor Stevenson and
Lieutenant-Governor 11. C. Davis
being dead, the president of the senate
takes the nlace. Others urge that Sec
retary of State Dormer is the party who
is really governor. Considerable trouble
on this account, and something of a
I mixed up affair, may be the result.
Another Body Recovered.
j San Diego, Sept. 25—The body of
j Miss Wallace was found late this after,
noon floating in the bay. The body had
been in the water twenty-five days.
This leaves only one victim of the Petrel
disaster unaccounted for.
AFTER A SLEEP OF AGES
A CENTRAL AMERICAN VOLCANO
| Twelve Thousand People Fleeing for
Their Lives—The City of Granada
Threatened With Pompeii's Fate.
Granada, Nicaragua, Sept. 21.—
Twelve thousand people, terror-stricken
by earthquake shocks and the continued
rumbling of the ancient volcano of Mom
bacho, have fled from this city since
Sunday. Internal sounds resembling
distant thunder were heard. Almost
immediately the earth heaved violently
and has continued to vibrate at brief in
tervals ever since, shattering nearly every
house in a city of 15,000 souls. Mom
bacho has been considered extinct for cen
turies, no eruptions having taken place
since the discovery of the country. There
is now daily dread lest the long closed
crater should open and bury the town
in lava and ashes. A heavy shock came
Monday morning that caused immense
damage, cracking walls in all parts of
the city. It was felt at towns sixty and
seventy miles distant. Other shocks
equally heavy followed, though no dam
age has been done outside the city, where
there is hardly a house that does not
threaten to fall. A wild panic has seized
the residents. Everyone is making des
perate efforts to leave the city. The
government is running trains for that
A COUNTY-SEAT WAR.
Two Colorado Towns Engaged in Bitter
Lamar, Col., Sept. 25. —Word is
received of a serious county-seat strife
between the towns of Boston and Spring
field in Baca county. Springfield
secured the seat at the election held last
fall. The only available building in the
county for a court house, was a hotel
building in Boston. A few weeks ago
this was sold at a sheriff's sale, and
bought by Springfield parties. Satur
day night a party left Spring
field for Boston to move the building to
the former town, and use it as a court
house, thus preventing the county-seat
issue from being raised this fall. The
building was moved about five miles
toward Springfield, which is about
twenty-five miles from Boston, when
the people of the latter place discovered
the trick and immediately organized.
All the available horses and rifles
were brought into requisition and
pursuit made. Upon overtaking
the party, a battle began, which
ended" in the Springfield party being
driven from the building, which was
then burned by the Bostonians. Great
excitement prevailed, but owing to the
isolation of the towns, news is hard to
obtain. Several parties arrived here
from Springfield last night and departed
hurriedly after buying all tlie cartridges
they could find in town. There is a re
port that several parties were seriously
wounded and two killed during the
fight, but no news was authentic.
Congressman Wilson Re-Nominated,
Tacoma, Wash., Sept. 25. —The Repub
lican state convention met here this af
ternoon and nominated John L. Wilson
for congress by acclamation.
DIAZ'S CLOSE SHAVE.
A Plot to Kill Mexico's Pres
A Volley of Musketry Fired at
The Bullets Passed Uncomfortably
Close to His Head.
The Evening of Independence Day Chosen
for the Enactment of the Das
Associated Press Dispatches. 1
New Orleans, Sept. 25.—The Times-
Democrat's San Antonio special says:
A prominent railway official who reached
San Antonio this morning from the City
of Mexico, relates a startling story of an
attempt on the life of President Diaz
during the national celebration Ou the
11th inst. During the climax of the
festivities the president, accom
panied by his personal staff,
stepped out on the piazza to witness
a pyrotechnic display. No sooner had
he appeared than a volley of musketry
sounded, and bits of brick and timber
began to fly around his head. He re
treated hurriedly to the room, followed
by his staff. Three bullets whizzad dan
gerously near him. Forty men are
known to have been connected in the
murderous plot, fifteen of whom are
now in jail and the others are fleeing
precipitately from the country. The
dastardly deed has been suppressed in
Mexico by the government officers.
The reason of the attack is assigned to
various causes, the most important of
which is that the president is strongly
suspected ot coquetting of late with the
clerical party, which is in direct conflict
politically and socially with the liberals,
to whom Diaz owes his power.
A DUTIFUL SON.
Lieutenant F. P. Fremont Interviewed
About hlg Mother's A flairs.
Minneapolis, Minn., Sept. 25. —The
Tribune tomorrow will have an inter
view with Lieut.enant Francis Preston
Fremont, son of the late General Fre
mont, now stationed at Fort Snelling,
Minn., who says the published reports
concerning the financial condition of
his mother and sister in California, are
greatly exaggerated. While they have
no means of their own, yet they have
an income out of his and his brother's
salaries. Mrs. Fremont also looks for
the restoration of seven acres of land in
San Francisco, formerly owned by her
husband, and which the government
OUR FALL STOCK.
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choice and new patterns, but we have en
deavored to grade up our stock in make
and fit, by purchasing from the very best
manufacturers, such as: Stein, Block &
Co., of Rochester; Rogers, Peet & Co., of
New York; Hamburger Bros. & Co., of
Baltimore, and other good makers. The
greater part of our stock of
was made by Peck & Hauchaus, of New
York, a firm who have been achieving a
great success for good, well-made goods,
and who supply Messrs. Roos Bros., of
It is our aim to sell the best well-made
goods at popular prices. We are here to
build up a big business, and every person
who buys a well-made garment of us that
retains its shape and wears well is sure to
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IT IS NEWSY AND CLEAN. J
seized and used for a military reserva
tion. Mrs. Frehiont and daughter re
side in California on account of throat
and lung troubles. Lieutenant Fremont
says he would have them make their
home with him if they could endure the
climate ; the same is true of his brother
stationed in Philadelphia.
A REIGN OF TERROR.
Wild Excesses Committed by Troops ia
London, Sept. 25.—The Chronicle's
Calcutta correspondent says the troops
in Goa are committing the wildest ex
cesses and shooting people indiscrimin
ately. Several popular leaders have been
shot. The residences of others are be
sieged and a lively fusilade proceeds.
The governor-general is hiding in his
palace, and is dead to petitions from the
inhabitants. Many women and children
who fled thither for protection were
j bayonetted by the palace guard. Sev
j eral dynamite bombs were thrown into
i the palace by citizen soldiers. The
j governor justifies the action of the troops
lon the ground that a revolution has
I been declared. It is estimated that
I three hundred persons have been killed
and wounded in three days fighting.
Brief News Mention From the Trans At
A death from cholera is reported at
The Berlin Post announces that Gen
eral Leszcynski has been appointed
minister of war to succeed Vernois.
The sheep shearers in New South
Wales and Queensland have gone on a
Order has been restored in Manipuar,
India. The maharajah has abdicated in
favor of his brother.
: The London Dock Laborers union has
cabled £760 to Sydney, N. S. W., for the,
I benefit of tne strikers.
! In a Duel at Halzberg, Germany, be
i tween Lieutenant Blethiasser and Lien
i tenant Gardner, the former was killed.
j The duel was the result of a quarrel in a
! The Lisbon police have discovered the
j authors of the circulars distributed, as
| sailing the stability of well known banks
i with the object of creating a politico
Herr Zonneberg, a Berlin socialist,
has been sentenced to three months'im
-1 prisonment because he remarked that
Emperor William himself would in
time become a socialist.
! In an interview with an English
i Catholic nobleman the Pope, said he
fervently hoped for the renewal of per
manent diplomatic relations with Eng
land. Under the beneficent ruie of
Victoria, he continued, the church has
enjoyed throughout the British Empire
substantial liberty. He had the deep
est personal regard for the Queen whose
thoughtful care for the poor and suffer
ing had won golden opinions through
[ out the world.