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A EemarkaWe Debate in Par-
liament Marks the Begin
ning of the End.
He Arraigns the Government in .Most;
Vigorous Phrases.
Balfour Makes Reply, and Demands
That the Programme or tha liberal
Coalition Be Outlined He Intimates
That the Conservatives Should Hold
on Until This Is Furnished A De
nunciation of tha Motley Character
Of the Majority Redmond Takes Part
In the Discussion Irish Dynamiters
and Evictions of Tenants a Feature -A
Final Vote Expected Thursday.
London, Aug. 9. The House of Com
mons to crowded to its loll capacity be
fore the business of the day -was com
menced, as it was expected Mr. Gladstone
! would resume the debate on the address in
reply to the Queen's speech. His appear,
ance in the House was the signal for ring
ing cheers from his adherents on the floor
and in the gallery.
The first matter taken up was the cause of
Ejan, the Invincible, who was sentenced
for 'imprisonment under the crimes act.
Home Secretary Matthews said he conld
not hold out hopes of Egan's speedy re
lease. J. W. Lowther, Parliamentary Secretary
of the Foreign Office, announced that the
British East Africa Company had instructed
its officers to leave Uganda by December 31.
He added that Captain Lugard, in command
of the company's forcesin Uganda, had
consented to a division of territory, it be
ing prorided that the armed French Catho
lics should stay in a specified locality, though
Uganda itself should be free to all re
ligions. "Mr. Gladstone Begins Ills Speech.
After Mr. Lowther had finished Mr.
Gladstone arose and was greeted with loud
and prolonged f heering by the members of
the opposition. Mr. Gladstone opened his
speech by referring to the procedure of the
Government in departing from precedents
by not resigning when the verdict of the
country was against them. The House had
met, Mr. Gladstone said, but they did not
know for what. Cheers.") The Queen's
speech told them nothing. Is it a fact, he
asked, that the judgment of the nation was
without appeal? Is the House of Commons
to fight the battle of the last six years over
Sever had there been a great issue sub
mitted to the country that had been so fully
discusssd as the issue decided at the last
general election. The Government was
perfectly aware of that. They knew well
that a majority of the House had come
prepared to give effect to the verdict of
their constituents. Cheers. They could
not do otherwise.
Turning to the matter of home rule, amid
wild cheering by British members, Mr.
Gladstone quoted Mr. Goschen's remark
that home rule must be carried by an Irish
majority, if it were carried at all. In point
of fact the majority in the House is no more
Irish than Scotch or "Welsh.
A Ii'oir Aimed nt tha Constitution.
Nobody had any title to distinguish votes
for the purpose of invalidating the reso
lution of the House or of the country.
Such an argument struck at the root of the
Constitution of the United Kingdom.
It is customary to give effect to the
wishes of the people of Scotland. The ob
servations about an Irish majority are in
deference to a bad tradition. Those making
them would not venture to make similar
ones about any other part of the United
Kingdom. The fact that the majority is
Irish is a recommendation rather than other
wise. Cheers from the Irish members.
As to the coming Government, it would
be time to criticise its words and deeds
when it came into office, not while it re
mained a nebulus hypothesis. The Con
servatives said that in the Liberal speeches
home rule was not always prominent The
verdict of the country has shown that the
people meant it to be prominent, and, there
fore, to put an end to the present Govern
ment. The supporters of the Government made
much of the peace prevailing in Ireland,
claiming that it is due to coercion. The
tendency toward peace began in 1885 with
the better prospect of home rule. True,
after the present Government came into
power, there was a bad stafe of affairs in
188G. partly arising lrom agricultural de
pression. The Government's Acts Too Tardy.
Mr. Gladstone added that injustice to the
Government he must say they are entitled
to credit for what they did towprd relieving
the distress by the land act of 1887, but that
came too late. It was not associated with
the administration of laws in harmony with
the sympathies of the people. As be had
been asked questions respecting the con
tinuance of coercion, he would reply at
once that the coercion bill onght not to be
retained on the statute book longer than
required bv parliamentary usage, Cries
of "Hear, hear."
Mr. Gladstone then proceeded to refer to
the Government's legislation. He credited
them with the conversion of .the national
debt, but complained that they had inflicted
upon Ireland a gross wrong in making her
pretended reparation by a local government
bill too limited to satisfy Irish wants or to
offer any solution pt the Irish troubles.
Passing from these matters, Mr.Gladstone
acknowledged that the debate could not be
altogether retrospective. The Honse must
have some lightttipon the future. He wonld
not anticipate who would govern when the
present administration was displaced. It
was not possible for a Liberal Government
to say what measures they would submit to
Parliament six months hence.
fre'and's Claim inih Forefront.
In regard to the suggested holding of a
session in Nqveniber.he conld only say that
any Government taking that course would
show an inadequate sense of the magnitude
anil variety of the subjects it had to deal
with. Attempts had been made to contrast
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ib, claims of Irelapt" as against the olalms
of Great Britain to the attention of Parlia
ment. Much could be said on both sub
jects, but the claims of Inland had for yearn
been in the forefront of the battle, and still
held that position. Cheers from the op
position, The principles of his home rule bill were
pretty well known. By Its provlslo p
there wonld be a full and effectual mainten
ance of Imperial supremacy, while Ireland
wonld be given the conduct of her own
affairs. Irish representation In the House
of Commons is also contemplated under
certain conditions. As to the form in which
these principles would be embodied, it is
the duty of the Liberals to seleot the best
form, but hot until they had been placed in
power, The bill for seven years had had
his primary and absorbing interest, and it
would so continue to the end. Cheers.
The House would address itself seriously
to a bill giving Ireland a government. It
would pass the House of Commons and
then go (o the House of Lords. .He would
not argue upon the probability of the
House of Lords rejecting the bill.
Ths LordV Veto Knt to Iln Tolerated.
If the measure passed the House of Com
mons, springing out of a continuous con
troversy lasting seven years which had
been carried on with zeal and ability under
such diversity of circumstances, never
would the Honse of Lords have before
them a question of greater importance to
thejemfvroxatlarge; never a greater ques
tion to themselves. Opposition cheers,
The obligations of a Liberal government
would utterly forbid acquiescence in the
rejection of those obligations. To promote
the settlement of a great subject it would
remain unweakened and unchanged,
At the same time, it would be necessary
to deal in 1893 with a sensible portion of
British wants, the demand for which had
grown accelerated. Crlesof "Hear, hear."
He reminded the House that the Liberals
had been vainly trying to pass various
measures of reform while in opposition.
Speaking "Isroadly, these represented the
essential character ot Liberal policy, and in
conj uncdvojr with, or rather in subjection
to, the great question between England and
Ireland, had-raceived the distinct approba
tion of the country. Cheers.
The Amnesty and Eviction Questions.
Referring to the amnesty of Irish pris
oners, Mr. Gladstone said it is impossible
for other than responsible Ministers to give
any pledge, either of revision or remission
of sentence?. In regard to evicted tenants,
he expressed the nope that during the
autumn a voluntary arrangement between
landlords and tenants would obviate the ne
cessity for such legislation as wonld become
inevitable if no arrangements were made.
In concluding his speecb, Mr. Gladstone
recurred to the Conservative argument that
the Irish majority was trying to coerce
England. He held that "snch was the
strength of England in relation to other
kingdoms that she conld never be coerced
by them. She had a giant's strength, but
let her not use it like a giant It would be
most unfortunate if any party placed undue
reliance in the power and strength of Eng
land against other members of tha federa
tion, in forgetfulness of the fact that in the
long run moral force would predominate
over material force. . On that depends what
should be the first object ot their desires,
as it is their daily official prayer that
union of heart and sentiment which consti
tutes the truest basis of strength at home
and good lame throughout the civilized.
woiiu. iijouu cueers.j
Halfour Rep'le for the Government.
"Mr. Balfonr followed Mr. Gladstone. He
maintained that the House had a right to
know before entrusting the Government to
the Liberals what would be their policy,
especially when the party upon which Mr.
Gladstone relied was broken injjo so many
divisions, each owning a different leader!
Referring to the policy of the present Gov
ernment, Mr. Balfour said it would "be
judged I by historians. Assured as to what
the verdict wonld he, he would neither
anticipate nor demand.
Mr. Balfour protested against Mr. Glad
stone describing the influence Ireland had
exercised in recent years on British politics
as derived from moral considerations. Im
moral considerations, he said, is the right
pl'rase. Mr. Gladstone's conversion to home
rule was not' due o moral forces, but to
material party considerations. Referring
to the cpercion policy, Mr. Balfour re
minded the House that Mr. Gladstone in
1885 proposed to rettin the coercion law
with the assent of Sir G. O. Trevelyan,
Lord Spencer and other colleagues.
In regard to the proposed vote of no con
fidence the Government might be in a mi
nority, but what was the majority? Had
that motley group the confidence of the
Honse? Hear, hear. The Government,
teeing the existing circumstances, had a
right to review the situation.
Different Alms of the Majority.
The division of the opposition into sec
tions with different aims could not be left
out of account The existing partnership
between Great Britain and Ireland. Could
not be dissolved without the assent of both
pn terms acceptable to both.
Considering the fact that Irish members
would be kept at "Westminster and that an
English majority might find itself at the
mercy of a combination of an English
minority with Irish members, it is clear
that England has at least as much interest
in home rule as Ireland had. They had a
rilit to insist that one of the parties to the
existing partnership objected to its being
Unfortunately for all parties, Mr. Glad
stone's allies were his masters. The Irish
members told the Liberals, "Unless you do
this and that we will turn you out" Con
servative cheers. How dangerous would
such a state of things be to the interests of
the empire if the Irish dominance contin
ued! Before the Government re.sien they
have the right to ask what are the condi
tions under which the alliance between the
Liberals and the Irish would be maintained,
and what demands had been made upon the
Liberals when they came into power.
Hear, hear..
Two Very Embarrassing Questions. "
If disturbances arose in Ireland, such as
marked Mr. Morley's last period in office
there, is disorder to have a free hand? Is
it'part of the new compact that Daly and
other convicted dynamiters be let loose
upon the world? Conservative cheers.
'Xhe Irish members said evicted tenants'
must be restored to their holdings, and that.
some z,uuu oiucrs wno nau purchased them
should be punished for their indnstry.
Hear, hear.
The Conservatives might be beaten by
that party, but as yet they had not been
so beaten- Cheers and counter-cheers.
They know that the future is with them.
In turning the Government out had the
Liberals the slichtest prosnect that home
rule first repeal of the crimes act next,'
auu, imruiy, tne destruction 01 tne Mouse
of Lords laughter "would allow the Gov
ernment time for passing other important
measures whieh ths country, heartflv de
sires and which they could not touch owing
to the Irish allies? "
The Threat or a Parnetllte.
Mr. Harrington said he had listened to
some of Mr. Gladstone's remarks with anx
iety. He felt bound to warn the Liberals
that some questions "required Immediate
attention. He regretted Mr. Gladstone's
scant dismissal ot the case of evicted
tenants. They had borne the brunt of the
battle and had' made the greatest sacrifices
for their class. He did not think their ease
presented an insuperable difficulty. Again,
if the amnesty question is neglected, It
would cause a fresh agitation and fresh
trouble. If the Liberal party is wise it
will give specific pledges to satisfy Ireland
pn these matters. ,
Lieutenant Colonel Edward JamM
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Baunderson (Conservative) made a banter-
lug speech in which he said he wondered
what Mr, Bedmond would think ot Mr.
Gladstone's threat tp proceed with the New
castle programme if the House of Lords re
jected his noma rule measure,
Mr. Redmond predicted that the Irish,
Parliament would be as free from" interfer
ence on the part of Rome as from interfer
ence op the part of the British Parliament.
The Tory collapse, he saidj must indeed be
Complete when they put up Colonel Baun
derson to raise ths bogey of plvii war in
Ulster, He reminded the House that Dub
lin wss represented in Parliament by men
who had been opposed by Archbishop
Walsh, and that 7,000 votes had been given
to Parnellits candidates.
Redmond Stll In a Captions Mood,
He repeated his regrets, at Mr.Qladstone's
attitude toward the evicted tenants and the
Irish political prisoners. He declared that
If nothing were dona for them it would be
the palnlul duty of Parnelliter members to
withdraw tbeif support from Mr. Glad
stone, Interest in to-night's debate was height
ened by a curiosity as to how Mr, Glad
stone would respond to the demands
formulated yesterday by Messrs. MoCarthy
aqq iteamond lor assurances op the matters
of an early suspension of the coercion act,
the reljef of evicted. tenants In Ireland and
the release of imprisoned Irish dynamiters.
New Gladstonian members, unversed in
hidden ways of parliamentary leaders,
talked in the lobby as if Justin McCarthy
had purposely shown himself hostile to Mr.
Gladstone, and was trying to embarrass him
at the very outset of Parliament Older mem
bers, however, who know something of the
inner workings, decline to credit Mr. Mc
Carthy with being capable of placing Mr.
Gladstone in a fix pr scheming to entrap
As. Mr,' Gladstone proceeded with his
speech, jfbecatne evident that McCarthy
had arranged with Liberal leaders to pro
pound a series ot demands of grea.t portent,
but requiring no dexterity pn the part of
the greatest parliamentary tactician living
to dispose of.
Gladstone a Skillful Foiitjoiap.
The speech throughout was marked more
by skillful handling of critical positions
than by plainness of exposition or elo
quence. During the honr and a quarter
which he consumed in his speech Mr. Glad
stone showed all his wonted energy of style
and harmonious resonance of voice. No
one could have imagined that a medical
consultation on the speaker's condition had
occurred only an hour before he made his
appearance in the Honse and that- he had
been earnestly entreated to retrain from
abandoning himself to his old impulses and
to hoard his strength by shortening his ora
tion. Not until alter the speech had been
delivered-when Mr. Gladstone immediately
left the House, did even his colleagues
learn that he was still feeling the effects of
his recent illness.
Before he bggun to speak, Mr. Gladstone
took a drjnk of his customary stimulant,
sherry flip, and during, the delivery of his
speech he had occasional recourse to the
same drink. As soon as he had concluded
he left for Stuart Rendel's cquutry seat.
Hatchlands, where he will remain until
Thursday, Both hides of the House ad
mitted the dexterity of his speech and ad
mired the unfaltering power with which he
poured out neatly turned sentences; sug
gesting much, yet contenting himself with
The McCarthyltes Are Patlsflt d.
The McCarthyltes concurred in the opin
ion that Gladstone's declarations, though
undecided, were satisfactory. They could
hardly express any other opinion, as Mr.
Balfqur's reference to the party as. "being
squared" had attained the credence of 'the
whole House. The Paraellites were not
Suite so satisfied. They were especially
iscoutented wlthMr. Gladstone for refrain
ing from giving a pledge to release the
dynamiters. . -
Part qf their discontent 'arises from the
neglect of the Liberal leaders to take them
into their confidence. The Liberal whips
Ignore them and have not even invited their
vote on the coming division. In spite of
this, the Associated Press representative was
assured that the'Parnellites would vote with
Gladstone Tbursday,and that tbeMcCarthr
ite reports that they would abstain were'a
libel on the spirit of the party.
It has been arranged to suspend the mid
pight rule on Thursday, so as to enable the
House to effect a division. Mr. Gladstone
Ignored the request of the labor members
addressed to him early in the day to make
some reference to an eight-hour Dill.
When the House adjourned until Thurs
day, Mr. Healy, supported by Mr. Comp
ton, protested against the unnecessary delay
of a division, accusing the Government of
using'delay-f or jobbery in Ireland. Forty
appointments, they said, had. been made in
Ireland since Saturday. .
Two Districts Demand Higher Wages and
Checkwelr.hinnn Plan Chanced.
Altooka. Aug. 9. At a mass meeting
held in Phillpsburg last night repre
sentatives of over 3,000 miners in the
Clearfield district decided to strike Sep
tember 1 unless an advance is made In the
price of low-grade coal mining and a
change made 'in the checkweighman sys
tem. A resolution was also adopted, call
ing on the men of the Punxsntawney dis
trict, which adjoins the Clearfield district,
to stand firm for demands ot the same char
acter, which tbey have presented to the
operators. In the .Pnnxsutawney district
alone there are over 3,000 men. " The men
in both districts have submitted a number
of grievances and will go out as one man,
as they are thoroughly organized.
The Berwind Company, which will be
principally affected, is known to have an
order to supply the New York Central
Railroad with 2,500,000 tons of coal within.
a specified time, whieh leads the miners to
think they will have an easy victory. The
company declares it will hold out 'against
any advance or change.
Governor Buchanan Commotes His Sen
tence After Great Pressure.
Memphis, Aug. 9. Governor Buchanan
in Nashville this evening commuted the
sentence of Colonel H. Clay King, who
was to have been hanged next Friday for
the murder of David H. Posten, March 16,
on a public street in this city. Unusual
pressure was brought to bear upon the Gov
ernor for the past few days.
Petitions signed by thousands from Ten
nessee and Kentucky delnged the Chief
Executive. Delegations from military and
clvio societies besieged him. The wife and
daughter of the condemned man and the
wives and daughters of other prominent
citizens made personal appeals. Senator
Harris and other leadinc politicians made
several calls upon him and succeeded in se- 1
cunmr mc uesircu commutation, xlie pris
oner heard the news with but little interest.
He has been indulging in stimulants of
late and seemed indifferent to what was
taking -place.
Coplons Showers Fall on the
Fields In the Far West.
, Kansas City, Ma, Aug. 9. Bain fell
all over Kansas to-night. Reports to the
Associated Press from points as far west as
the Colorado line to the Indian Territorv
and north to Nebraska State line say that
bounteous showers watered the' parched
earth. Nearly every point reporting states
hats ufHcIent rain fell to save the corn crop,
while a few state that 'the winds had done
fo much damage as to place' corn beyond
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?he Mystery Surrounding the
Killing of Millionaire
Borden Lifting.
Told by the flirl, Lizzie, the Daughter
of tlje. Victim,
Bridget Snl'ivun Breaks Potto and Tells a
Different Tale.
Fall Kivee, Aug, 9, The mystery sur
Toupdlng the killing of Hn Borden and his
wife, it is believed, is practically dispelled.
Within the next 24 hours, unless the unex
pected prevents, the murderer will be in
the hands of the Ian, All of to-day
the authorities have worked as, they
have not before labored on the
case. Attorney General PilUbury and
Prof. "Wood, of Harvard, reaohed here at 4
o'clock to-dny. They at once jolped Dis
trict Attorney Knowlton at an inquiry
which is now being held and which corres
ponds to an inquest and at which Lizzie
Borden was heard. Bridget Sullivan is at
Mrs. Harrington's house in the care of a
detective and Lizzie Borden is at her home
under police surveillance. '
The police conference yesterday lasted far
into the morning. The time of the murder
was considered first Marshal Billiard in
formed' the District Attorney that the mur
der had occurred between 10 minutes of 11
o'clock and 18 minutes after 11 o'clock on
Thursday morning. It was shown that Mr,
Borden reached home after his morning trip
down town between 10:45 and 10:50 o'clock.
Fixing!!"1 Time of the Murder.
This was proved both by the testimony of
(men who met him on his Way to the house
and bv the first admissions of the Borden
household after the murder was discovered.
At 11:15 the police were notified, and be
fore 11:20 o'clock people were crowding
around the Bordep house. Dr. Bowen, who j
was called in by Bridget Sullivan, said he
was sure he could not have been there later
than 11:20 o'clock.
This satisfied the District Attorney that
Lizzie Borden conld not have been out of
the house even 18 minutes, if at all. But
there Is a stronger reason, say the police,
why Lizzie Borden was not ont of the bouse
at all, and this reason is strengthened by a
man fonnd'to-day.
John Dinnie, a laborer, was at work in
the yard adjoining the Borden property,
and was within 30 feet of McGowan, the
mason. He said this morning he saw no
one either enter or leave the house. After
fixing the time of the murder at the confer
ence the District 'Attorney took up the
story of Lizzie Borden, who is the last per
son known to hare seen her father alive.
Lizzie Borden told three stories.
Discrepancies in Lizzie's Stories.
The first discrepancy discovered in her
story by the District Attorney pertains to
her whereabouts at the time of. the murder.
She first said she was in the vault in
the barn. This she changed later by saying
that she was in the loft searching for lead.
The police at once disproved this. Tbey
sent a detective to the loft in the barn.
This man climbed the ladder leading
to the loft, and found the floor
of the loft covered with a layer of dust
about one-quarter of an inch thick. As he
stepped in it he noticed that his footprint
was marKed plainly. He closely examined
the floor for other footprints. There were
none. No one, not even Miss Borden, had
been in the lott recently.
The District Attorney next listened to
the Marshal's' narration of the work he had
done in tracing down every clew aside from
the above and to bis opinion that all other
clews were worthless. Medical Examiner
Dolar) then explained how Mrs. Borden
must have been dead at least one hour be
fore the murder of Mr. Borden.
Dr. Dolan said that in his opinion Mrs,
Borden was dead as early as 9 o'clock in the
morning. This settles at least the fact that
Miss Borden, who says' she was not away
from the hopse the entire morning prior to
the murder, must have been in the house
with her stepmother and the assassin when
the first murder took place. And with
Bridget Sullivan up stairs and with Lizzie
Borden wandering abont the house, how
does it happen that they did not meet the
assassin or hear the necessary noise of the
Important Evidence Tnrns Cp.
The final decision of the conference
reached at 2 o'clock this morning was to do
nothing until later this morning. It was
the firm opinion of all that before any such
action as holding an inquest should be
taken, Bridget Sullivan should be sub
jected to a rigid examination. But before,
the inquiry was oonvened this morning
other and far more important evidence was
placed in the hands ot -the District At
torney. On Friday there was found in the cellar
of the Borden honse a bundle of rags.
These rags were concealed nnder a bucket
turned upside down. They were smeared
with blood as though an ax had been wiped
on them. Dr. Dolan took these rags and
sent them to Prof. Wood of Boston.
He also sent a strip-of carpet dyed with the
blood of Mrs. Borden.
Prof, wood to-day said that the blood
on the rags, as well as that on the carpet,
was human blood beyond all doubt. With
this evidence before tbem, the District
Attorney and Chief Police Hllllard sent
Sergeant Dougherty to the-Borden house
this mernlnf at-10 o'cleok.wJth.a summons
I for Bridget Sullivan, - geifeant Dougherty I
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ft a hm.ii mmm- a
found that she offered no objection when he
told her to come with hjm. ' Speaking of
the identity qf the murderer, she said that
she was too worn and worried to talk of that.
Brlaget Sallfvan Breaks Down.
Then she exclaimed, suddenly, "The mur
derer should clear me.V After that Bhe
would Bay nothipg, At police headquar
ters she was taken at once, before Judge
Blaisdell, the District Attorney and Chief
of Police Hilliard. Question after question
was fired at her. All the suspicions enter
tained against Lizzie Borden were repeated
to her. She was made to tell and retell her
The girl stood at as long as she could.
Then she broke down. She told her ex
aminers, it is sajd, that she did not believe
Lizzie Borden left the house at all. She was
aiked why she thought Miss Borden had not
gone out She answered with sobs. . The
District Attorney waited in vain for her to
regalO-her composure, and at 12 o'clock the
inquiry was stopped.
When District Attorney Knowlton re
sumed his place' at 1 o'clock it was decided
to summon Lizzie Borden before Judge
Blaisdell at once. Chief of Police
Hilliard drove direct to the Borden house.
Lizzie said with perfect composure that she
was ready to go. As Chief Hilliard closed
the carriage door Miss Borden' said coldly:
"How those people stare." She said
nothing more on the way to the court room.
New Details XbatiA r Kept Secret.
District Attorney .Knowlton began his
examination of Lizzie Borden by telling her
to repeat- her' story of her.whereabouts at
the time of the murder, and of her finding
her father's body. Miss Borden told her
story faithfully'just as she talked It over to
Mrs. Hanscom and Lawyer Jennings. It
could not be learned positively to-night
what tew details or points had been given
by Miss Borden.
J.Y. Morse, .the unole of the Borden girls,
when shown a statement by George B. Pish,
of Hartford, a brother-in-law of the
murdered Mrs. Borden, that he, Pish,
believes that Miss Lizzie Borden
and Mr. Morse concocted the
murder of the old couple, and hired
some one to do it, said that his counsel had
advised him to have nothine to sav for nnb-
'Hcatlon. He added, however: "You know
as well as I do what grounds there are for
such an absurd charge as that. It is en
tirely unreasonable. That is all I will
Bnsslan Heprew Befuijees Supposed to
Have Introduced the V lagae There The
Grand Duke Serf Ins Issn.es Proclama
tion Faris Cholera Is Now Denied.
Beelin. Aug. 9. Cholera has appeared
on the Western frontier, and to-day a death
was reported from a village near Metz. The
Busso-Hebrew committee for forwarding
emigrants front Russia have
suspended operations. Dispatches have
been sent to officials- on the
Eastern frontier to exercise redoubled vigi
lance in examining all persons coming over
the border. ' Great uneasiness if felt here,
as about 30 squalid Bnsslan families are
said to have been smuggled into the city
within the last three days despite, all pre
cautions, A dispatch from Moscow says: Grand
Duke Sexglus, Governor General ot Mos
cow, has issued a proclamation in which he
urges the people to strictly conform to the
sanitary regulations which have been for
mulated to combat the cholera epidemic.
He declares that those who fall to obey the
order will be severely and summarily pun
ished. Sixteen new cases of cholera and
ten deaths from the disease occurred here
A dispatch from Paris says: Dr. Brou
ardel has compiled a report on the so-called
eholera outbreak In Paris and suburbs. The
report proves that the outbreak was en
tirely due to, the drlnktag qf water ob
tained from the Birer Seine. Districts
served from other rivers or springs, or
where the drinking water' is boiled, en-'
tircly escaped the disease, although
In many instances they were within a few
yards of affected places, while . the maxi
mum number of cases occurred in districts
supplied with water from the most polluted
portion of the Seine. Not a single case of
the disease could be traced to imported
cholera, or had the characteristics of Asiatic
Ballard Emllh Quits the World on Acconnt
or Homestead Editorials.
New Yobk, Aug. 9. Kperfaf. Mr.
Ballard Smith has resigned his post of
editor of the Wurtd 'newspaper, and
his res'gnation was accepted by
the proprietor in a. cable
messaee received to-dav. The resignation.
xit is reported iu the World office, is the con
sequence ot the World! attitude toward tne
Homestead rioters.
TV, J, tThlte Nominated for Congress
Clevblakd, 6., Aug., 9, The Kepnb
lioans of the Twentieth Ohio District to-day
nominated W..J..Whlte, of Cleveland, for
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A Judge, Himself a Litigant, Quails
Before Cross-Examination.
At the First He Meditated the Murder of
Big Tentorial Critic
St. Louis, Aug. 9. A most startling cli
max to the action for libel recently begun
by Judge James C NormiJe,of the St. Louis
Criminal Court, against the Pest-Dispatch,
came this forenoon a little before 11 o'clock
in the suicide by poison of the plaintiff,
Judge Normile, at his rHdence.
Criticism of the administration of Judge
Noimile's court was precipitated recently
by a sudden division in the grand jury act
ing Under him, eight of its members alleg
ing that four had combined to prevent the
indictment of persons with a"puIL" The
matter was brought before 'Judge -NoirnUa'
through communications Jrom the contend
ing factions, and the Judze's conduoc-itt the
matter led to charges and criticism on tha
part of the Post-Dhpatch, which culminated
in the Judge bringing suits for sums aggre-
Sa'tlng 5400,000 against the paper attacking
im, and also instituting criminal libel ac
tions against three of the paper's responsible
editors, Florence D. White, chief, and
Samuel Williams and George S. Johns, as
sistants. After this action, Judge Normile left
the city for a Bhon rest. Beturning a day
or two since, he appeared yesterday before
a master appointed to take depositions in
his libel Suit, He was on the stand most of
the day and' was much disturbed by the
close, sharp questioning and the tilts be
tween the contending counsel. Investiga
tion showed that the recent occurrence and
criticisms had so borne upon the man's mind
that he could endure it no longer.
A note unsigned, but in the Judge's chi
rography, contained the statement that he
bad this morning determined not to kill
Florence D. White, whose paper had criti
cized, as he felt unjustly, the administra
tion of his court. Preferring suicide to
murder, andseeipeno other course, he had
determined on the former, by taking poison,
Judge Normile bad been down town during
the morning but returned home shortly
after 10. Before 11 he was found in rigor
mortis, showing that whatever the poison
was it was very powerful.
Jndge Normile was born in Ireland in
1844. He came to this country at an early
age, and with his parents passed the
years previous to his majority in Kan
sas. He studied law in Georgetown
University, and later in the -Law Depart
ment of 'the Columbian University at
Washington. He was elected Circuit
Attorney of this city in 1872, and was
elected Judge of the Criminal Court in
1876, He was' re-elected in 1890 for six
As if the atmosphere were laden with sui
cidal mania, four more -suicides were re
ported in quick succession, Walter D.
Coles, an insurance medical examiner, shot
himself to death, the cause being an in
curable disease. At bis office, Dr. Marion
Tolbaez, despondent and "out of luck,"
also shot himself fatally. Two more vio
lent deaths of. residents of the South End
also happened at about the same hour.
Slatlncton Valley Manufacturers and Hen
Beach nn Agreement.
BExnLEHEM, Pa., Aug. 9. The Slating;
ton Valley Mill Company directors and the
striking employes held a conference yester
day afternoon and agreed on terms whereby
the present strike Is endeU The strikers
number 100 men and are Lodge 14 of the
Amalgamated Association.
They struck July 1 because the company
would not sign the Amalgamated scale. The
agreement is that the men are to receive the
same wages as before the strike. The com
pany will not sign the scale if the prices of
the product of the mill decrease so the
present wages cannot be maintained. The
men are to receive notice of the reduction in
wages two weeks in advance.
His Farnolllto Opponent In the Late Elec
tion Petitions Against Bis Return.
London, Aug. 9. Pierce D- Mahoney,
the Parnellite Parliamentary candidate who
was defeated in the North -division ef
County Meath'by Michael Davitt, anti-Par-nellite,
has lodged a petition against the re
turn ot Mr. Davitt
Mr. Mahoney, who was elected in 1886
without opposition, was defeated by the
last elefttion by a majority of 403 votes.
Ireland Thanks .America.
London, Aug. 9. At a meeting of the
McCarthyltes in the committee room of the
House of Commons to-day a resolution of
thanks to the Federation in America for
'the remittance of 5,000 was adopted.
Increased la 11 months to Aug. I,
39,933, or aa aTerstge gain oripo a
fy the Men "Who Guarded
Them Faithfully Clear
Across the Continent.
fjarted From the Train Through New
York's Crowded Streets.
"Than Ever Traveled Before In the History
of tlie World,
Nirw Yobk, Aug; 9. Precisely at 10:46
o'clock this morning the specialknail train,
-which left San Francisco at 6:30 o'clock last
Thursday evening carrying $20,000,000 in
United States gold coin, came to a standstill
in tlje annex of the Grand Central station.
There was nothing in the appearance of the
train to attract attention. Itwasmadeup
of a special passenger coach, two railway
mail cars, a baggage car and an express car.
The side doors of the express and mail cars
had been thrown open, and clustered at
each was a group of men with big colt re
volvers stuck in their belts or held eare
lessly in their hands. They looked mora
like tramps with their soot-begrimed faces
and old clothes than faithful guardians of
Uncle Sam's wealth.
A tall man with a long linen duster
jumped from the first car of the train and
shook hands with another man who had
been anxiously pacing up and down in the
yard waiting for the train's arrival. Tha
first man was Captain James E. White,
General Superintendent of the Railway Mall
Service, who brought the train through,
and the man he greeted was the Second As
sistant Postmaster, J. Lowrie Bell, who
came on from Washington last Saturday
to see to the safe arrival of the train with
its precious freight.
The Idtr'sest Shipment Since Adam.
Never before has so large a single ship
ment of gold crossed this continent, nor, in
fact, has any such sum ever heen trans
ported such a distance in the history of the
world. Arrangements had been made to
transfer the gold to the Sub-Treasury in
the regular United States mall wagons,
and 18 of them were waitinc in line at Mad
ison avenue and Forty-sixth street, under
the charge of transfer clrek J. W. Tiebout.
There was not a moment's delay in getting
the gold out of the cars. The big mail
wagons backed Tight up to the car doors,
and a dozen yardmen under the charge of
Station Master Henderson were mustered
into (service to lift the boxes of gold coin
into the waeons.
Bach of the stout wooden boxes, which
had been bnilt especially to carry this ship
ment, contained $40,000 in gold coin and
weicrhed ISO pounds. Each was a registered
I mail packagetjwhich had been duly nom-
uereu ill tun jcguiu uiuchui w.w h""v.
at San Francisco. Sunk into the top of
each box in two- places was the seal of the
United States Assistant Treasurer at San
Gourds Keep Close Watch of the Coin.
In each of the four cars were piled 125
boxes, containing 55,000,000 in alL Each
car was in charge of a division superin
tendent pf the railway mail service, with
teamen to assist him in guarding the mill
ions. ' Each of the boxes was 18 inches long
with a handle at either end. It took two of
the yard men to lift a box and carry it into
the mail van. As fast as the vans were
loaded two of the guards in the car from
which the gold had been taken were de
tailed to accompany each down to the sub
Treasury. The 57 guards who had taken turns in
watching the treasure all the way from San
Francisco did not relax a bit of their vigi
lance. They kept the big pistols handy as
the cars were unloaded, and the guards that
went down in the vans had their revolvers
in plain sight, too.
Revolvers Out on Every Side.
"Get on the top of that wagon," said
Superintendent Pepper, instructing one of
his men. "Keep your hand on your
revolver and watch the tail of the wagon."
The guards strolled up and down in front
of the cars fumbling their revolvers in a
way that was very trying to the nerves of
the onlookers. One man had a revolver
stuck loosely nnder his trousers band, and
held another carelessly under his arm.
The work of unloading the cars began
shortly after 11 o'clock, and the last of the
18 bars rolled away from the station at 12:30
o'clock- Several long boxes filled with
cavalry carbines were taken out, along with
boxes of ammunition. There were 3,000
rounds of ammunition aboard, 2,000. cart
ridges for the rifles and 1,000 for the revol
vers. The trips of the vans down to the sub
Treasury made a sensation, for the news of
the arrival of the gold train had spread.
The two guards that accompanied each van
sat on either aide of the drive. They still
bad their long Colt revolvers. Some
carried their weapons in their laps, while
others gripped them in their pockets, ready
for use in an instant.
Glad to Be Kid of the Fabulous Sam.
. The four vans arrived at the sub-Treasury
building at 12-40 o'clock. They ap
proached the building on the Pine street
side and thejnrst wagon backed up to the
sidewalk to unload.
"Well, I am glad it is all over with,"
said Mr. BelL as the last box came out of
the wagon. When the gold left San Fran
cisco each box was registered, and Mr. Bell
gave a receipt for COO boxes, "said to con
tain $20,000,000 in gold," When the money
was turned over to Assistant Treasurer Ellis
H. Koberts he gave a similar receipt and
notified the Secretary of the Treasury that
he had received $20,000,000 subject to
The counting of the gold will not be done
for several days. The method Is to count
one bag full and then get Its exact weight
After that the other bags are weighed, the
first one being used as a standard. If there
should be the slightest discrepancy In the
weight of any bapr the contents of that one
would be counted separately.
An Observatory Away Op in Minnesota Is
Claiming Renown.
NOBTHyrELD," Mcrcr., Aug. 9. Good
sell's Observatory can claim the distinction
of being the first, daring this opposition, to
see the two moons of Mars. Profs. Payne
and Williams, of Goodsell's, and ProC
Crusenbury, of Des Moines, made some
some observations last night, and after they
had finished their search, ProC Payne said:
"I think we are the only ones who are
able to see the moons this trip, and this is
as fine a sight as I nave seen since 1877.
Though not quite so long, Phobos look
redder, while Deimoe looks less red. We
can hardly tell, it is so far, just how far
these moons circle around Man, since the
only way of measuring the distances if by
foouslng the light," Prof. Payne also said
that there is no ddnbt that Mars it In
habited, ,
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