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HE OPENS COI'RT WITH HIS USUAL
He is Not Satisfied With the Political Situ
ation—Gen. Sherman as a Witness— A
Quarrel Among the Gulteaus— A Cousin
who Wants Him Hung— Guiteau's Prom
ise of a Washington Sensation Years ago
to a Chicago Man.
Washington, Dec. 7. — The criminal court
was densely crowded this morning. Among
the audience were Gen. Bherman and T. Dewitt
Talmago. To-day the prosecution commenced
in rebuttal, to demolish the theory of insanity
asset up by the defense. In doing this they
will retraverse the ground gone over by the
defense and from the standpoint of the prose
cution, will thoroughly ventilate Guiteau's
past life and habits, beginning with his early
life in Freeport, and concluding with a vast
amount of the best expert testimony obtain
able in the country.
As soon as the court formally opened Gui
teau addressed the court in a rather imperious
toue as follows. "May it please your honor,
theAmeiicau people do not de3ire that this
case shall be tried again, and I do not desire
it. I say with the most respect to this court
and jury, and my counsel, (Seoville) 1 that I am
not satisfied with the political situation as de
veloped here in this case. That is the gist of
this "alleged offence. The president of the
United States would never have been shot
if it had not been for the
political situation which existed last June,
and I say I have the right as a matter of law,
appearing as my own counsel, and ask your
honor that Gen. Grant, Senators Conklingand
Platt, and President Arthur, and those kind of
men who who were so down upon Garfield
that they would not speak to him on the street,
and would not go to the white house, shall
lie put on the stand. I have a right to show
my personal relation to those greeting, that
I was cordially received by them, and that I
was well-dressed and well-fed at fhe Fifth Ave
nue hotel. I want to show my personal rela
tions to to those mc-n. I don't want to except
to your honor's ruling, but I shall be obliged
to do so, and I have no doubt the court in
bane will give me a new trial. "'
Judge Cox— "Your exception has l>een no
Scoville then called up the subject of President
Arthur's testimony, and said he had not yet
received any response to his interrogatories,
aod that the president's evidence was abso
lutely essential to the defense.
Gniteau interrupted him, excitedly, with:
"I don't think it at all necessary for President
Arthur to be here." To Scoville: "I don't
care who you want. I'm doing this mjself.
I ask it as a personal favor that he shan't be
dragged into court He is president of the
I'nited States, and I don't think he should be
bothered with this matter (striking the desk
violently) he is president of the United States,
and I made him so, and I think I should have
something to say in this matter."
It was arranged with Seoville that his au
swers should be put in as evidence at any
stage of the trial and Scoville called
GEN. W. T. SHERMAN.
WitEC3B simply recited the orders he had
issued for thr disposition of troops at the
time of the assassination. He identified the
letter written by Guiteau, and said he sus
pected at the time that there might be a con
spiracy, but afterwards concluded that the
shooting was the act of one man. As he If ft the
stand Guiteau said:
I thank you, general, for having ordered out
these troops that day. If it hadn't been for
you I should'nt be * here to-day. I owe my
life to the ■ protection which you and Mr.
Crocker gave me during that period, when
mob spirit was rife. At this the general
E. P. tfarton, a lawyer, A. L. Green and G.
W. Londy.all of Freeport, 111., ttstifled they
knew the Guiteau family ,and considered them
Dr. D. 11. Buckley, of Freeport, testified that
he was J. W. Guiteau's family physician and
never saw any insanity or the slightest mental
ilerargement in him nor Abram Guileau.
Col. Corkhill (aside, but quite audibly) —
"Nor any one else."
Scoville — "Are you testifying?"
Corkhill— "l only wish I could."
Scoville— <i Well, go op the stand then and
testify. Don't set there and talk to the jury."
Witness was asked if he ever heard L. W.
Guiteau assert he could heal diseases by
Guiteau (excitedly)— "He only talked that
in his family. He didn't go round the streets
to preach it, like an idiot or a jackass. He
had too much sense for that."
Witness had never heard any such claim on
the part of L. W. Guileau. He was asked if
he knew Dr. North. (Dr. North was the most
positive witness introduced by the defense,
and by his showing the entire Guiteau family
were more or less insane.) Witness replied he
knew him in Freeport.
Guitean— "The fact of the matter is, my
father used money which should have sent
me to coliege in supporting that Dr. North
and his family on my father's farm at Free
Col. Corkhill-^"That's just my opinion of
Pending cross-examinntion, John W. Gui
teau, brother of the prisoner, arose and pro
tested against the manner in which the name
of his half sister, Flora W. Guiteau, had been
mentioned. He desired that witness should
state exactly the infirmity under which 6he
Col. Corkhill thought the request a most
proper one. He had received a letter from
the young lady, who had been twenty-four
years unmarried, aad against whom ho word
of reproach had ever been uttered. Ghe had
felt very keenly the intimations that had been
made upon the stand by the defense, that "she
had been sent to St. Louis for treatment in
anticipation of her becoming insane.
Witness stated that the yonng lady in ques
tion suffered from an affection on her eyes,
and was sent to St. Louis for t-ieatment of her
Guiteau, turning angrily to his brother,
whispered: "What do you want to make
suck a fuss about that for?" Then aloud,
"I'm sorry that my half sister's name has to
be dragged in here. She is a very fine person
so far as I know, and I send her greeting.
Mrs. Scoville, setting on the other side of
J. W. Guileau, was greatly excited, and au
grily accused her brother of trying to injure
Mr. Atkins, of the Freeport Republican,
confirmed the testimony of the previous wit
nesses as to the sanity of the various mem
bers of the Guiteau family. Witness was
asked if he knew Dr. North, and replied, "yes,
I know him as a Methodist minister, and I
know the cause of his dismissal."
Col. Corkhill — "Well, what were the
Witness— "He was dismissed for lascivious
On conclusion of examination of this wit-
ness, just before recess, some one in the audi
ence behind Guiteau made a reqaest for his
autograph. Guiteau wrote it with a flourish,
and as he tore off the slip, said: "I want to
call attention to this autograph business. A
great many persons want my autograph, and
1 give them, but there is no vanity about me
or egotism. I notice the newspapers are tak
ing it up again."
J. S. Cochrane, lawyer, who had resided in
Freeport since 1858, testified that he never saw
any evidences of insanity in any member of the
Guiteau family. Witness was about to leave
the stand, when Guiteau said to him: "Hold
on. Don't you know his active support of
the Oneida community? Haven't you heard
him describe free-loveism, Noyesism, and all
that? Don't you know he was the laughing
stock of all Freeport for twenty-five years, for
his crank ideas?"
Scoville, whispering to Guiteau, tried to re
strain him, but he shouted at him; you keep
quiet. I'm doing this. Don't you know
enough to keep still when I am questioning
witness?' 1 Then, with a move of his hand,
"go on Mr. Witness. Answer those questions
Witness was told he might answer, and re
plied: "Iknowiust the reverse to be the
Guiteau— "Well, that was a fact anyway.
We don t want any more of this kind of evi
dence. These people don't know anything
about my father's social life and character.
There's no controversy about his business
Geo. W. Oyler, justice of the peace, said he
lived in Freeport since in 1848, and never saw
indications of insanity in any of the Guiteau
family. Witness was asked if he knew a man
by the name of Amerling, who had testified
for the defense. Seoville somewnat excitedly
protested against the unfairness of the prose
cuting attorney in making a covert attack on
Amerling, as he had done in the examination
of several witnesses. Guiteau shouted "It
only shows the bad breeding of the man."
Anson G. Babcock, a farmer, had known L.
W. Guiteau since 1840, and never saw any in
dications of insanity in him. Never regarded
any of the family of unsound mind.
D. H. Sanderland ksew L. W. Guiteau for
thirty-six years, and never saw anything to in
dicate that he was of unsound mind in any
way or in any degree. From his knowledge
and acquaintance with members of the Gui
teau family, including the prisoner, witness
had never suspected there was insanity in the
Guiteau had for some minutes beenreading
the president's message, and suddenly inter
rupted the court proceedings to express his
opinion upon the document. "I'm glad,'
said the prisoner "that President Arthur has
given those miserable Mormons such a slap.
I hope he will keep at them. It is a good
message. It has got the right ring to it. Ar
thur is doing well, and he is going to give us
the best administration we ever had."
Horace Taylor, of Freeport, was well ac
quainted with the prisoner's faiher. He had
as good a head as any man in the state, and
(after a siight pause) he was the third smartest
man in the country."
"Who was first?" quickly asked Gniteau.
Answer— "Mr. Bweet."
Guitean— "Who was second?"
Answer— "Mr. Turner."
"Well," said Guiteau. with a broad smile of
satisfaction, "as they have both been dead a
great many years, my father was ahead.'.'
Guiteau was about" to interject another little
speech when Scoville endeavored to stop him,
and was told, "don't be punching me under
the table, olease, when I want to speak;" and
after a short pause: "I tell you what it is,
Scoville, you have got to abandon your
theory, that's all there is about that. He was
a smart man and everybody knew it, only he
was badly cracked on religion." Adjourned.
The fact that only a few of the twenty or
thirty experts summoned for defense gave
their testimony excites interest, and it is said
nearly all them came to the conclusion they
could do Guiteau no good by their testimony.
A few experts had an interview with Guiteau
Monday afternoon, but none of them appeared
yesterday on the witness stand. The prisoner
stated that the experts requested him to take
some medicine before making the examina
tion, but he declined. They talked with him
an hour aud a half, examined his eyes, feet and
pulse, and then left.
District Attorney Corkhill is quoted as ex
pressing his belief that the trial will not last
more than a week longer.
John W. Guiteau is quoted to the effect that
so far as he is concerned the question of the
jurisdiction 6"f this court would not be raised
until the jury returned a palpably unfair ver
Guitean had many visitors at the jail yester
day. He was very cheerful.
guiteau's early plan.
Chicago, Dec. 7. — It is said that over two
years ago Guiteau told H. B. Porter, of 99
State street, this city, that he intended to go
to Washington and create a stir which would
make his name famous all over the world.
Porter to-day told a reporter he had met
Guiteau casually for several years, but
he had passed from his memory
until the assassination of Garfield recalled
himto mind. Mr. Porter said he told his
story first to Edward Isham, former partner of
Secretary Lincoln, but did not know what
use had been made of it. Porter refused
to make any further revealation of
his knowledge about Guiteau than to say that
what he knew would help hang the crittur.
He did not desire to be called as a witness, for
he could not afford to leave his business here.
THE VILLAIN DENOUNCED.
Los Angels, Dec. 7.— The Daily Times this
afternoon contained an interview with James
W. Scoville, of Chicago, cousin of Guiteau's
counsel, who is at present visiting in this city.
Mr. Scoville gave an interesting account of a
personal experience of many years
with the assassin, and described him
as cold-blooded, selfish and thoroughly
disreputable, with no other aim in life than to
become notorious. He expresses himself
very strongly on the subject of Guiteau's in
sanity, saying he was perfectly sane and has
always been so. Mr. Scoville condemns his
cousin, George Scoville, and says he desires
vindication of law in speedy hanging of the
T»"» Molly Magulren
Pittsburgh, Dec. 7.— A special from Union
town, Pa., says the trial of Pat Dorn, one of
the Molly Maguires charged with the murder
of Maurica Healy, is creating intense interest.
The courthouse was crowded to-day. A num
ber of witnesses were examined, but the only
important testimony elicited was that of Mrs.
Harper, who swore that from her window she
saw three men walking along the track just
before the shooting. One of them she recog
nized as Healy. Much other testimony was
given regarding the defendants' wherabonts
on the night of the murder.
A Stormy Passage.
New York, Dec. 7.— The steamer Lake
Winnipeg, from Liverpool, reports November
21 a heavy gale and high seas, and on the 23d
a hurricane, the vessel shipping large quanti
ties of water and doing much damage. Jas.
Blair, chief engineer, was washed overboard
and lost. Patrick Mooney, fireman, was
thrown in a state hole and killed. John Reyn
i Ids, fireman, died, haying drank carbolic
acid, mistaking it for vinegar.
Wrecked In a Gale.
Cleveland, Dee. 7.— The three-masted
schooners, H. P. Baldwin, Capt. Cassidy, and
Cosack, Capt. Bell, went' ashore here this
morning in a furious southwest gale. The
crew were saved by the life saving service.
Both vessels are laden from Eseonubo for
Cleveland. The Baldwin lies on a rock and is
pounding to pieces. Value $12,000; no insur
ance. Owned by Patrick Smith & Son, of
Cleveland. The Cosack is scuttled and lies
comparatively easy on the sand. Owned by
Capt. Grummond, of Detroit, and valued at
$16,000. The wind is still blowing a hurri
The Father McCarthy Murder.
Greenfield, Mass. , Dec. 7. — David Mc-
Millan, who shot Father McCarthy, reached
here last evening, and was rapidly taken to
prison. The yard was crowded with people
anxious to lynch the prisoner, but the dis
play of revolvers by the officers prevented vio
lence. Father McCarthy died about midnight,
but before his death he made a dying declara
tion as to the circumstances of the assault.
Massachusetts Municipal .Elections.
Speinofield, Mass., Dec. 7.— Ladd, Demo
crat, was elected mayor. License carried.
Holyoke elects a Republican mayor and votes
license. Chelsea votes for license. Cambridge,
Brooklyn, Somerville, and Newton, elect the
no license ticket.
BT, PAUL, THUESDAY MOBNING, DECEMBEB 8, 1881.
THE NATIOML_ CAPITAL
PARTIAL LIST OF THE CHAIRMAN
SHIPS OF COMMITTEES.
Other Honse Appointments— The Preal
deut Moves Into the White Honse—He
port of the Ute Commissioners-Miscel
laneous Notes and Gossip.
Washington, Dec. 7. — Tne nominations of
Frelinghuysen and Brewster for secretary of
state and attorney general will not be sent to
the senate before next Monday.
Speaker Keifer and his advisers have been at
work tonight on the arrangement of com
mittees, which are to be announced next
Tuesday. The chairmanships/so far agreed
upon to-night, are as follows (according to
a statment of one of Keifer's staunchest
friends, and a man whom the speaker has
freely consulted): Foreign affairs, Robinson;
ways and means, Kelly; judiciary,
Crowley of New York; elections, Colkins;
publications, Belford; territories, Page. The
appropnaiions committee will be given to
Hiscock or Kosson. Disposing of the chair
manships is very difficult in some cases.
Several members want the same committee,
and though the speaker expects to have his
ready by next Tuesday, s me doubt if he can
complete them by that time.
Frost, of Missouri, is fighting for amend
ment to the rules that will permit the
craation of a special committee on
the- Mississippi river improvement. It is
threatened that the speaker will decide against
the amendment on point of order, but that
there will be a strong point for this committee,
as Western members believe they could accom
plish more for river improvement through a
committee created for that purpose.
It is generally agreed among the Western
senators and representatives that very little will
be done toward filling the Western federal
appointments until the holiday recess comes.
Then members of congress will have time to
consider the appointments.
Gratiot, of Wisconsin, has been appointed
assistant superintendent of the document
room of the house, at $2,000 per year.
Secratary Blame has written a letter to the
Spanish government in relation to the claim
of Buzzi, for damages for the destruction
of his property in Cuba. Buzzi had his claim
before the Spanish commission consul, but
Consul Le wenlntupt decided against it. Buzzi
had been made a citizen of the United States
by the consul of Baltimore. Blame claimed
that Lewenhaupt had no power to go behind
Buzzi's naturalization papers. Lewenhaupt
maintained that he was the arbitrator, and
this difference broke up the commission. In
his communication Blame has stated his posi
sion at length to the Spanish government.
Ex-Senator and Lieut. Gov.-elect Lewis, of
Virginia, has l>een in Washington two days,
consulting with Republicans in regard to the
condition of the senate in Virginia.
Mr. Lewis claims that prior to the
combination of Republicans and Readjustee,
Mahone and the Readjuster leaders promised
him the senatorship if he would join the
movement and they could make it succeed.
Lewis had an interview with the president this
afternoon, and his friends assert that the pres
ident positively and emphatically decided in
favor of Lewis' election to the senate. Accord
ing to a statement of Lewis' friend the presi
dent said: "I understand that a Republican
senator would be elected from Virginia if the
coalition succeeded. I think the Republicans
are entitled to that much." Louis has gone
to Richmond with authority to say to the Re
publican members of the legislature that the
president desires his election and* he believes
this will compel! his nomination
by the coalitionists. A readjuster,
member of the Virginia legislature,
named Moore, who declared for Riddelberger
for senator, is now here and says he will vote
for Lewis if the president wants Lewis elected.
Bout wcil, Dawes, Logan and many other
prominent Republicans assured Lewis of their
cordial support, and their willingness to aid
in making him senator. A coalition caucus
will be held on the 18th inst., and if Riddel
berger is nominated the Republican members
of the legislature may bolt.
Secretary Folger received a telegram from
the assistant treasurer at New York this even
ing, stating he had received $15,000 of bonds
embraced in the 105 th call, but no uncalled
bonds had been presented under the authori
zation of the department to redeem $2,000,C00
of uncalled 4^ per ceut. bonds weekly.
There was received at the treasury depart
ment to-day $229,500 of 3m per cent, bonds
for redemption under the 105 th call, making
the total amount received to date $13,664,800.
Eugene G. Barnard, treasury clerk, charged
with illegally prosecuting a pension claim,
was held in $2,000 bail to await the action of
the grand jury.
THE UTE INDIANS.
The report of the uxe commissioners to the
secretary of the interior is very voluminous.
Among the most important recommendations
are that the present boundaries of the reser
vation be established permanently, and that
the few settlers now on the reservation be
paid a reasonable compensation for improve
ments; that the White River and Wintoh
tribes be consolidated, and that the properties
of the different bands assigned
by the recent agreement, be changed
with the consent of the Indians. They say
that supplies should be reduced gradually, to
induce the Indians to cultivate their lands,
finally withdrawing government aid altogether
when it can be done safely. Legislation or an
executive order is asked to protect the reser
vation from the inroads of white emigrants.
The commission say the number of Ute com
missioners can now be wisely reduced from
six to three.
GARFIELD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL.
Gen. Sherman and the executive committee
of the Garfield memorial hospital project have
received most encouraging reports from
abroad of the interest taken everywhere in the
enterprise. Committees are formed in many
of the principal cities of Europe, and even in
Cairo, Egypt, to collect moneys as testimoni
als of love and respect for the late president.
Assistant Postmaster General Hatton has
issued a circular letter to all postmasters, com
mending to their attention the objects
sought, and inviting, unofficially, co-opera
tion in their respective localities. Gen. Sher
man and Treasurer Gilfillen have addressed
letters on the subject to many prominent men
throughout the country and generous res
ponses are being daily received. In the mean
time Senator Windom has prepared a bill to
provide a special charter for the proposed
hospital, and this will make it a national or
Senator Mor nil will deliver a speech to-mor
row. He will defend protection as an Ameri
can system, and will advise Great Britain in
reducing the revenue and revising the tariff.
The Republican senators held a short cau
cus this morning to arrange for making some
changes in the Republican membership of the
senate committees, in order to meet the per
sonal convenience of the senators, and to pro
vide suitable committee positions for them.
A committee was appointed by the caucus to
confer with individual senators and report
Judge Advocate General Swaim has re
viewed all the evidence in Cadet Whittaker's
case, and prepared his decision. The judgment
is kept secret, bat it is reported it is adverse
Secretary Folger and Assistant Secretary
French gave a hearing to a delegation from
Pittsburg, headed by Mr. Morrill, represent
ing the steel and iron interest of that section,
who entered a protest against the ruling of the
department reducing the duties on steel be
low what they claimed it should be rated at.
It is said that a day or two ago a party of
senators called on the president to urge the
claim of a well known public man for a cabi
net portfolio, when the president brought the
discussion to an abrupt termination with this
statement: "Gentlemen, it is already closed."
Doorkeeper Brownlow, of the house, has
appointed Richard W. Austin, of North Caro
lina, assistant doorkeeper, and Col. J. R. Pop
ham, of Virginia, assistant doorkeeper in
charge of the document room. Popham is a
Geo. McNeir, son-in law of Representative
Burrows, of Michigan, has beMi appointed as
sistant postmaster of the house.
The president took up his residence at the
white house late this afternoon.
John Davis, nephew of Bancroft Davis and
son-in-law of ex-Senator Frelinghuysen, will
be President Arthur's private secretary.
The postal authorities are informed that
during the war between Peru and Chili, and
the subsequent occupation of Peru by Chilian
troops, the mails for Peru have been opened
several times by Chilian military and a num
ber of registered letters seized.
The president has approved and recommend
ed the secretary of the interior to accept the
addition twenty-five miles section of the
Northern Pacific railroad. The new section
lies in Idaho.
The compositors in the government print
ing office struck to-night, the government
printer refusing longer to allow sixty cents
an hour after midnight
J. W. Mackey, the bonanza king of Nevada,
gave a banquet to-night to a number of friends,
including Senators Logan, Beck, Farley, Fair
and Vance, Juo. Russell Young, Tom Ochel
tre, and other well-known gentlemen.
MRS. COLEMAX SENIENCED.
Four Tears for the Murder of Qeo. Coles.
[N. Y. Special Dec. 5.]
Mrs. Coleman, who has been on triu here
the past week for the murder of George Coles
at Miner's theatre, in the Bowery, some
months since, was brought before the court
to-day for sentence. She had been adjudged
guilty of manslaughter in the third
degree, and it was believed by many
that her sentence would be
made light. The court room was filled with
spectators, and there were present the prison
er's three children and her mother. Judge
Davis in passing sentence said in the course of
his remarks, after steadfastly regarding the
prisoner for fully five minutes: "It was when
your husband relied on you to guard his health
from a stain and his name from dishonor,
while he was threatened by dangers a seaman
alone can understand, that you did willfully
become attached to a stranger by ties which
belong to your husband alone. It is true,
temptations have pressed around you; that
you bad not seen your husband for some
time, but your children were sufficient to re
strain the animal in you from revolt. Your
case should show how dangerous it is for
mothers and daughters to frequent any place
of amusement without a proper escort. It
should warn them that at every corner there is
one individual in the class of libertines who
make virtue a mockery and honor a by-word.
Their business it is to prey upon woman's
virtue and to destroy the happiness of a life.
You are now a convict and .your husband is
heart-broken. You have had the benefit of
learned counsel and the attendance of kind
friends. You have the fact of yonr sex in your
favor. You have had many chances, and the
jury have dealt leniently with you.
Had you been a man and
killed a woman under the same
circumstances which you murdered George
Coles, I should have recommended the sever
est punishment of the law. A citizen of this
country, and who is amenable to the laws of
the land, has no right nndfr any circumstances
or surroundings to avenge himself or herself
upon their cause of aggrievance." The judge
then sentenced the woman to four years' im
prisonment in the state prison.
At these words the prisoner, who had cried as
the judge addressed her, utttered a shriek,
and exclaiming "O my God !'' fell back in her
chair and would have fallen to the floor had
she not been supported. She was carried from
the room seemingly insensible. The sentenc
was the extreme penalty possible under th
$5,000 Damages for False Accusation.
Messrs. W. W. Erwin and W. B. McGrorty
were engaged yesterday in preparing papers in
a suit to be begun by Thomas C. Connors
against T. C. Nichols of the Pioneer Press*
for $5,000 damages for malicious libel. Con
nors was a brakeman on the St. Paul & Omaha
road running between St. Paul and Black Riv
er Falls, Wis. Nichols is traveling for the P.
P., and he accused Connors of stealing papers
in transit in the baggage car, and on this ac
cusation, Assistant Superintendent Spencer
discharged him. Connors claims that Nich
ols wanted to search his car and he refused to
allow it, whereupon he reported it and secured
his discharge. It is understood Nichols was
acting under instructions from the Pioneer
Press and that institution is the real party in
the matter, though the snit runs against
Suit for Damages.
A. J. Van Alstier by his attorneys, O'Brien
& Wilson, yesterday began suit in the district
court against the city of St. Paul for damages
in the sum of $10,350, for injuries sustained
by falling into a hole in the sidewalk on the
west side of Cedar street, at a point between
Seventh and Ninth streets, on the night of
May 1, last. This complaint alleges that the
defendant allowed a large portion jof the side
walk to be torn up at that point leaving an
excavation unguarded by lights or signals
The plaintiff says he is a mechanic and able
when well to earn $3 per day. By reason of
said injuries he has already lost fifty-two
working days to his damage or the sum of
$156, and he will be prevented from resuming
his employment for one year to
h l B.no«amage8 .no« amage in the further sum
of $936, and that he has incurred bills for
medicines and medical attendance of $258.
Miss Ida Flower, sister of Gen. Mark D.
Flower, supervising inspector of steamboats,
was married at 4 p. m. Tuesday, to J. A. Bur
nett, of Mandan, D. T. The ceremony took
place at the residence of the bride's parents.
No. 63Tilton street, Rev. W. C. Gannett offi
ciating. There v ere present only the immedi
ate friends of tl ■ unily. The happy pair ltft
by the evening 1.. iv for their new home at
Kansas Kailroad Matters.
Topeka, Kansas, Dec. 7.— A charter was
filed to-day by Jay Gould, Sidney Dfllon, Rus
sel Sage, and associates, for building a rail
road from Salina via Lincoln Centar, to the
north line of state, to be called the Salina &
It is reported here that the Atchinsfcn, To
peka & Santa Fe road hava turned over their
charter and survey of the Topeka, Saline &
Western road to Gould & Co. , and that they
Wll th° * fBW daJS> commence work at Topeka
Bridge Blown Down.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.l
Menomonie, Wis., Dec. 7.— The bridge
across the Menomonie nver.at Cedar Falls.was
blown over yesterday afternoon, by a gust of
wind, killing a workman named Hutchinson,
and dangerously injuring three other men.
The bridge was blown over last summer by a
wind storm, and, at the time of the late dis
aster, was being repaired.
Racing in Mouth Carolina.
Charleston, 8. C, Dec. 7.— Winter meet
ing of the South C irolma Jocky club: Mile
dash, all ages, won by BolUt, Loglorea sec
ond, Dutchman third. T.me 1:49 V. Mile
heats, Ada won stcond aud third heats and
race, Duke of Kent fi,st heat; time 14S^
1:49 X,1:54. Miie dash for 2 year-old's, Bonl
me Kate and Live Oa!i siratedand former won,
time, 1:56. '
The Senate Busy at Work— Large Number
of New Bills Introduced — Morrill's
Tariff Bill Next In Order, on Which He
Will Speak To-Day.
Washington, Dec. 7.— Senators Shearan,
Pendleton, Dowes, Lapham, Rayard and Mor
gan were appointed by the chair on the joint
committee for the preparation of a memorial
upon the death of the late President Gar
A large number or bills of a private nature
mainly for individual relief, were introduced
The chair submitted certain proceedings of
the Reformed Episcopal church convention
held in New York in May last, on polygamy.
Bills introduced and rejected : By Logan , for
the erection of a public building at Quincy,
111. By Ingalls, to enable the people of New
Mexico to form a constitutional and state
government, and for the admission of the
state into the Union; temporarily tabled. By
Allison, to authorize the postmaster general
to compensate the Chicago, Burlington &
Quincy Railroad company for facilitating the
transportation of overland mails under agree*
ment. Also, to provide for the amount due
the 8., C. R. &N. R. R. Co., for the trans
portation of the United States mjuls. By
Davis (W. Va.), to establish a depart
ment of agriculture and com
merce; temporarily tabled. By
Plumb, making trade dollars leeal tender at
their nominal value for all debts, public and
private, except whsre otherwise expressly
stipulated in the contract. Also, to provide
for an allotment of lands in severalty to the
united Peorias and Miamis of Indian territory.
By Davis (W. Va.), to procure and publish
certain information relative to the demand for
and price of American agriculture and other
products in foreign countries. By Call, grant
ing pensions to soldiers of the Mexican war
and to soldiers engaged in the Creek, Seminole
and Black Hawk Indian wars. This is the
bill reported favorably from the senate com
mittee on pensions last session. By Logan,
for public a building at Peoria, 111.
Resolutions offered : By Hoar, for a special
committee to be appointed by the chair, to
whom shall be referred all petitions, bills and
resolutions asking for the extension of suf
frage to women and their disabilities; referred.
By Logan, removing limit within which the
special committee on investigation of the
Boldiers' home at Washington was directed to
report, an extension of time having been made
necessary by the death of the chairman, the
late Senator Burnside. Adopted.
Upon conclusion of the morning business,
the chair announced Morrill's tariff commis
sion resolution as the next business in order,
and offered the floor to that senator, who de
clined to speak at this time, and the senate ad
ALT. AROUND THE GLOBE.
The Michigan relief fund at Boston is
The Marquis of Lome will sail for Canada
The bishop of Rigona, Canada, died yester
The Irish national fund at Chicago now
amounts to $32,550.
The McPherson Barracks, at Atlanta, have
been sold for $16,000, and the army post there
The bombardment of Riskopf, begun Friday
last, was discontinued as it failed to effect the
J. S. Burdsalt, wholesale druggist, of Cin
cinnati, has made an assignment for the bene
fit of creditors to B. Cox.
The striking potters of Hanley, England,
have agreed to arbitration, provided a report
of the actual state of trade be made.
The final stake money of $2,500 a side was
deposited yesterday in the Ryan-dullivan prize
fight. Ryan won the choice of battleground.
Wm. T. Weld of Philadelphia, director in a
number of western railroads, and a large
owner of real estate in Boston, died Thursday
Abbe Birschey, late chaplain to Pere Hya
cinth, has been received into membership by
the American Protestant congregation at
Nearly a block of frame business houses in
Short Creek, Kansas, burned at the night of
the sth inst. Loss about $50,000; insurance
Five men have been arrested in Turin, Italy,
engaged in circulating $10,000 worth of notes
stolen from the Consolidated bank of Mont
real in 1876.
The president's brother, Maj. Wm. Arthur.
U. S. A., has gone east with his family, being
transferred from Helena, Montana, to Gen.
At Tuesday's sale of the Sumlerland library,
London, a latin bible, being the first bible
printed with the date 1462, sold for the enor
mous sum of £1, 600.
The boiler in the Mission soap and candle
works, at San Francisco, exploded yesterday
morning, totally destroying the building and
damaging the machinery.
The National Cotton Planters' association,
in session at Atlanta, Ga., yesterday, elected
P. C. Morehead president, George M. Cline
treasurer, and James W. Ogden secretary.
The New York police are exercised about
the absence of Detective Wade, who went to
Terryton to arrest a woman who stole jewelry
and money from Groom Doorman. Foul play
By the explosion of a vat of heated varnish
at No. 61 Beekman street, New York, yester
day morning, the two upper stories were
wrecked and a damage of $35,000 was caused
to the various tenants by fire.
The Chicago Driving park directors elected
J. K. Dow, president; D. L. Hall, secretary;
and H. V. Benes, treasurer. The summer
running meeting will be held June 24th to '
July 4th, and the trotting meeting July 20th
The political writer on the Tang Blatt was
sentenced to a fine of 300 marks or thirty days
imprisonment, for publishing a telegram re
flecting on the character of the Turkish am
bassador in connection with the murder of
Frank Sharon, of Fall River, Mass., went
home Monday night, entered the room where
his wife was sleeping, kissed her three time •.,
and drawing a pistol shot her dead. Sharon
says something crossed his mind and told him
to do it. He was removed to prison.
A suit was instituted yesterday in the supe
rior court of California against the Raymond
& Ely mining company to have assessment
No. 16 rescinded. Aiso for the recovery of
$337,000. The suit is instituted on the ground
of mismanagement in the affairs of the com
Ha mm an, Hart, O'Leary and Schemehe be
gan a seventy- five hour run last night at 8
o'clock in the exposition bulling at Memphis,
for a puree of $1,000; Hart and O'Leary
against the other two, Hart and Harriman to
go as they please, and O'Leary and Schemehe
heel and toe.
At a meeting of the stockholders of the K.
& St. L. line, at Keokuk, Tuesday, the lease
of the lines to the Chicago, Burlington A
Quincy railway, was ratified, and Chicago,
Burlington & Quincy men were elected to fill
all the offices, except that Col. H. B. Blood.of
the leased lines, was chosen secretary.
The examination of Mrs. Peters, one of the
alleged Monsviile,Vt. , child murderers.was had
Tuesday and resulted in her discharge,the court
holding that in offenses committed by the wife,
in connection with the husband, the law pre
sumes she acts under the husband's coercion
and holds him alone responsible. Peters still
The Ohio State Dental society met at Co
lumbus yesterday. Dr. J. H. Warner, of Co
lumbus, raised a sensation by offering a reso
lution of sympathy with Dr. Chalfant, of Cal
afornia, held in jail for killing the agent of
the Goodyear Rubber company. The secre
tary refused to adopt it and censured the au
thor of the resolution.
A FURIOUS FIEND.
Trial of the Murderer of Mrs. Crane, In
New York -He Gloats over Hla Crime,
and Wanto to Be Hang.
New Yobk, Dec. 7.— ln the trial to-day
of Wm. Lindram for the murder of h s land
lady, Mrs. Crane, Adolph Lindrum, brother
of the prisoner, identified some letters vritten
by him. In a letter to the husband of deceased
Lindram writes that he was overcon c with
grief at hearing of Mrs. Crane's death, md for
not being able to attend her funeral or send
her flowers, saying: "Circumstanced over
which I had no control, being
confined in the tombs, preventing n c from
doing one or the other. " He hopes, h< wever ,
that she had a fashionable funeral, ani then
inquires if her carcass was dumped in a hole
on Harp island. He then ask«d Mr. Crane,
who is his housekeeper now, and who stuffs
the geese, He knew nothing about dc ing the
latter, but he knew lead was very j;ood to
stuff she-devils with. He only put a little
into Mrs. Crane, but it took all the devil
ishness out of her. He avers he wait
glad he shot her, and would lo so
again ir he had the chance. He is not afraid
or being hanged, as "hanging is about
played out," but if hanged he would onl y suffer
a few moments, while Mrs. Crane lingered five
months. In a letter to the district attorney
the prisoner refuses to plead insanit r as ad
vised by hia counsel, saying that he prefers
hanging to a long imprisonment. 01 insan
ity he says: "This is a plea that is generally
made use of in defense of assassins, like
Guiteau, for instance, in whose defense nothing
can be said but that they are crazy. Guiteau
is trying his beat to make the world be ieve he
is insane." It another letter the prisoner ad
mits the shooting, saying that after l.c shot
and missed her, he knew he was liah c to be
sent to the penitentiary, and he fired a 6t cond in
order to make her suffer as well as himself.
If his bullet had killed her at once he says he
would have long ago joined Cox and Italbo in
heaven, where all murderers go. The reading
of the letters stirred up a deep feelin | of in
dignation against the prisoner in cour ..
The suit of the Merchants' Nation; .1 bank
against the stockholders of the St. Paul Boom
company, to recover $2,300, was on triul in the
district court yesterday. It was amusing to
see the Minneapolis stockholders,
or those who had agreed to take
stock, try to squirm out of it.
Messrs Leigh ton, Moore, Geo. W. Turner,
H. H. Davis, Mayo and O. B. Sturtevant, tes
tified that they signed for the stock, but did
so with the idea that it was to be a Mi meapo
lis institution and controlled there. They
averred that Platt B. Walker had told ibem it
would be controlled in Minneapolis or they
would not have agreed to take stock. When
they found that there was danger of St. Paul
receiving some advantage from it, they kicked
bard and refused to pay and never have paid
for the subscribed stock. This is simply in
accord with the atmosphere ten niilee above
St. Paul. It's a peculiar climate up there.
Cloaks, Dolmans, Shawls and Furs c leap, at
H. E. Mann, 422 Wabashaw street.
Closing Sale of Velvets,
Silks and Dress Goods. Lindeke, Lad 1 & Co.
commence this morning (Thursday] a ten
days' sale of the above named goods, it abso
lutely less prices than the cost in Ne v York.
Quilts 95 cents and upward at H. E. Mann,
422 Wabashaw street.
A very large stock of mirrors, looking
glasses, easels, music stands, hat racks, and
every article in the furniture iine at Hall's,
341 Jackson street, near Fourth street.
Clearing Sale of Silks,
Velvets and Dress Goods, will commence this
(Thursday) morning and continue for ten
days, at Lindeke, Ladd & Cos. These goods
will be sold at a price less than thei r actual
cost in New York.
Three-button kid gloves for 50 cent; at H.
E. Mann, 422 WabAhaw street.
Dolmans and Cloaks at reduced prices at
Fischbein Bro's, 7 Corners.
Mr. Dickenson, of the 99 Cent Stc re, has
made arrangements for storing Christmas
packages purchased of him, and will promptly
deliver them at such time as the pi r chaser
Artist's Materials, Tube Paints, Water Col
ors, Drawing papers. Canvas, Crayons, Pencils,
Palettes, Easles, Panels, Oil and Water Paint
ings, Etc., at Sherwood Hough's, corner
Wabashaw and Third streets.
Lead and iron pipe pumps at Kenny & Hud
The best place to buy furniture of all kinds
is at Hall's New Furniture Store, 341 t'ackson
street, opposite Davidson's block.
Chicago Scale company platform sc ale, en
tirely new,, will be sold cheap. A pply at
Dress Goods at 15 cents a yard 1 1 11. E.
Mann, 422 Wabashaw street.
Five and Ten-Cent Toys for the little ones
at Fischbein Bro's, 7 Corners.
For a nice dish of oysters, go to head
quarters, Montgomery's Oyster Bay.
Turkey-Red Table Cloth, 45 cents a mrd, at
H. E. Mann, 422 Wabashaw street.
Charming Candelabras, Swiss Carvings,
Dresden Ware, Hand-painted Silk Goods—
just opened at the 99 Cent Store.
A bottle of elegant cologne given away to
every person buying five dollars worth of
goods at W. B. Rowell & Co's, Siermau
If you want a really first-class hiater or
cook stove, wood or coal, go to Wolter storff &
Moritz, 183 (new number) East Seventh sheet,
and examine the elegant "invincible" heater,
and the "Early Breakfast" cook stove, which
this firm for the next ten days are going to
offer at remarkably low prices. Now is the
chance to buy the best stoves Hade foi lowest
figures ever offered.
Ladies, do not fail to call and see tle fine
line of Papeterie, at Fischbein Bros.
Wedding Cards and Party Invitation i, writ
ten, printed or engraved to order, at Sherwood
Hough's, corner Wabashaw and Third streets.
Myra's French Patterns at H. E. Mann, 422
Of every kind, and all sizes, and at all prices.
The finest assortment in the city, at the 99
The Surprise Corset, 40 cents, at H. E.
Mann, 422 Wabashaw street.
Elegant Holiday Goods at Sh;iwood
Hough's, corner Wabashaw and Third streets
Have you seen those Baccarat Vases md the
beautiful Moss Ware at the 99 Cent Stc re.
One thousand cords of dry slabs, reta U price
$4 per cord, delivered. John Dowl .»:* ,
Corner Fifth and Wabashaw sti eets.
Dressmaking 'done in the latest s yles at
Miss Peterson's, 32 West Third stret t. 'En
trance in Woman's Art Exchange.
NO. 342 .
Great Excitement Over the - Election of
Porter, .M. P., for Londonderry— The ■•-;';
O'Connell Memorial Statue— Han lan an*
Boyd— Miscellaneous, etc .
I BEL AND.
Dublin, Dec. 7.— The Victory of Porter at
the Londonderry election for parliament is re
garded not so much a conservative defeat as »V\
crushing blow to the land league in Ulster. ItfjK
was confidently predicted that the ~ Catholics
would vote to a man for Sir Samuel Wilson,
but the result shows that the majority voted , ''
for Porter. :.";■,. ..■.:■._ -■ ■ ■ ■■,-.. ,- -. ,/;':. ■
After declaration of the poll Porter had ' to ;' -
be escorted to his hotel iby the police. i Sir -
Samuel Wilson Intimated I petition : will \ be *£<
filed, founded on the circular promising |a j re- -
duction in rents if Porter should be returned.
The crowd which- = followed '- Porter threw :.
stones, and Dickson, M. P., was cut on the ..
head. ' - , v:'-v"vj
1 Porter denies that he issued placards, M if^
you want a reduction of rent vote ' for ■ me." v %.'
When the news of Porter's election reached -
Coleraine, : crowds paraded the streets and
broke the windows of f the houses of : . those '■&%<
who supported Porter. Shots from one house 11
wounded several persons. '-- .
" A number of the duke of Leinster's tenants '.'"
in Killdore have declared in favor of the "no
rent" policy. .. ,-.- - ~ ... •
Two more arrests were made to-day. . -
Owing to the heavy seas it is found impos
sible to rescue the men on Calf Rock, who for . ■-
merly occupied the light-house which washed*
away. ' It is proposed to drop a rope to them :
from a signal balloon, and then establish com- : .'
munication by means of life rafts. : • . - .
Judge Barry, in opening the Leinster assizes,
said the country was in a state of lawlessness
and tereorism. < The number of outrages in
Leinster this year, 528 against 245 last year. -
The inspector general of police has adver- "fi
tised for an enlistment of 1,000 men fdr spec- •"'--.;
ial protection duty in : the ; constabulary for a ".' -
limited period, of army and navy reserve men, : ;•;;'
police pensioners, and ordinary recruits be
tween twenty and forty years old. The pur
pose is to relieve the I constabulary of the du- g
ties of special protection now occupying their
time. Half *■ of the ■. cost « of maintaining —
this increase of . force will be paid ?by
the government, and half by the localities \
Chief Justice Morris, in opening the ? Ar- 'jS.
magh assizes, alluding to the lawlessness in
the country, said if the queen's writ could not , -.
run it would be better to abolish the superior
courts, rather than have them join in the
general farce. '"■ .' -."? : -
• Earl Fitz william has subscribed £1,000 and
two other landlords £600 toward the mainten- -
ance of , the Property Defense association.
The distressed Irish ladies' fund has reached '■.
I London, Dec. 7.— The Times says that Sir
Harding Stanley Gifford's | suggestion, that ■
persons accused of murder in Ireland, should
be tried by an English jury, - deserves consid
eration, and we should not be surprised to
find that the Irish executive had already con
sidered it. . . ~
London, Dec. 7.— The meeting of the Irish
Home Manufacturers' association elected Par
nell president. A resolution was adopted pro
testing against the proposed motion that at
the next meeting of the exhibition committee
the queen be asked to patronize the exhibi
tion^ declaration being widely signed through- ' .
out Ireland stating that the signers will not
visit the exhibition if any members of the roy
al family or any agent of the government be . ;
invited to open the exhibition or have any
connection with it. .
The Times, on President Arthur's message,
says: ."The most delicate question of foreign
policy mentioned in the message, is on the
subject of the Clayton-Bulwer treaty. The
message does \ not say how England has re- ,
ceived the proposal for its abrogation." -"v :„;£(
1 : HANLAN AND BOYD.
Boyd, the oarsman, states that if the in
habitants of the northern towns subscribe .
£500 towards the stake, and £50 for the ex
penses of Hanlan, he will accept the offer to
row Hanlan on the Type next spring, but if
not he will consider Haitian's offer to row on
the Thames, as he is determined to meet Han* N
lan somewhere. "
THE O'OONNELL STATUE.
The national memorial statue to Daniel
O'Connell, in hand for many years, is now
completed. It is a colossal bronze statue, and
will be shipped from England for erection in
Sackville street, Dublin. The memorial • cost "\.
' - GENERAL FOREIGN.
-. .'..'. FAREWELL TO BLANCO.^ - •' >
Havana) Dec. . 7.— The enthusiastic fare* ';
well to Gen. Blanco was made particularly .
noteworthy by the demonstration of the con* "
servatives, who displayed many flags inscribed
with their political motto. It was apparent
that the conservatives intended ■ this, to cele- *
brate the alleged death blow to autonomy, re- -V
ceived during the administration of Blanco.
The autonomist organ has not one word of
farewell for Blanco, nor were there any " au- v
tonomists present at his departure. .' -
' The police were ordered to confiscate yester
day's edition of the Democratic . newspaper,
La Discussion, but on proceeding to carry out
the order found the edition already In circula
tion. The civil guard had another encounter
with bandits, led by Sorday, * who ' escaped/ •
abandoning nineteen horses. - . ; -"'? - : . : .
■■■■'■ Berlin, Dec. 7.— The man who placarded
Franfort with copies of the article for which '
Johanne Most, editor of the London Freight '1
was convicted of inciting to murder; was sen
tenced to three years j penal ! servitude and the ' '
loss of his civil rights. - - . -
. St. Peteb9bubg, Dec. 7.— The polioe have
captured fifteen persons - provided with com
plete uniforms of army officers and crosses of -
the order of St.* : George. ' They had evidently : ~
intended to participate in and disturb the ; fes- ■■
tivities of St. George's day, Friday. Especial ; '
precautions are taken in consequence of this ...
discovery. ' ; - \ ■ .; .
The Base Ball League.
Chicago, Dec. 7.— The board of directors
of the National Base Ball League met here to
day, President W. H. Hurlbert in the chair.
The following delegates were present, repre
senting the eight clubs of the league: W. A.
Thompson, Harry Wright, N. Young, 8 H*
Todden, A. H. Winship, A. S. Hodskins, 'and
President Hurlbert. The session is. secret, It is
understood that some important changes In
the constitution are being discussed.
Amendments to the constitution were adopt
ed making a black list, excluding from the
list of players, umpires or managers certain
persons named at the Saratoga meeting, and
requiring players to appeal to the league
against discipline within thirty days. The
championship for 1881 was awarded to Chi
cago. N. E. Young was re-elected secretary
Phillip Baker and Chas W. Jones' appeal* for
a reconsideration of their cases were not en
tertained. Adjourned until to-morrow
. Providence, Dec. 7.— The Providence dele
gate to the Leaugue national convention, Chi
cago, is instructed to demand the reinstalment
of the suspended players Providence nine
with the alternative of the withdrawal of the
nine from the League.
St. Louis, Dec. 7. -A collision between
two freight trains, on tho Jefferson division
of the Texas Pacific railway, not far from
Marshall, yesterday, resulted in the death of
two men, the serious injury of three and
slight injuries to four others? Both f e?glneJ
and a number of cars were wrecked.
DEsMonn»,Dec.7.-Gov. Gear is i n re
ceipt of authentic intelligence that Mercer
brothers, two notorious Decatur county char
actors, were to-day shot and killed the sheriff
of Christian county, Missouri. TheY kniin
Marshal Topliff November 16. y kUled