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r Stands (or the Interests of n Bonthern California. k SUBSCRIBE FOR IT. . LOS ANGELES HERALD. VOL. XXXIV.—NO. 164. ENGLAND'S SHAME. Brutal Treatment of Irish Nationalists. The Trial of Dillon, O'Brien et al. Begun. A Day of Bloodshed and Excitement at Tipperary.. Timothy Harrington Wounded by the Policemen's Bludgeons—John 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. Nationalists Clubbed. 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. Another Arrest. 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 Tipperary. 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 police. 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 crowd. 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 opened. 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 without bias. 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 an insult. The magistrate answered O'Brien's objections in the same way he disposed of Dillon's. 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 warrants. 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 were made. 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 tion." 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. Morley's Opportunity. 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 DERER BURCHELL. 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 tion. 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 the road. 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 jail. 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 dence. Stockton Races. 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, 2 :IB,'o. Republican Auxiliaries. 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 tices. 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 ton's Trail. 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 land. "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 hereafter?" "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 , me." | 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 probated. 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- ] mony. 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 at Manila. 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 tion. Reform Democrats. San Francisco, Sept. 25. —The Be form Democrats tonight nominated Thos. N. Cator for congress from the fourth district. 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. COOLIES CAPTURED. Twenty Contraband Chinese Nabbed by Customs Officers. 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 jail. WHO IS GOVERNOR? A Controversy Over Governor Steven son's Shoes. 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 BECOMES ACTIVE. | 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 purpose. A COUNTY-SEAT WAR. Two Colorado Towns Engaged in Bitter Strife. 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 ident. A Volley of Musketry Fired at Him. The Bullets Passed Uncomfortably Close to His Head. The Evening of Independence Day Chosen for the Enactment of the Das tardly Deed. 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. 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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. CABLE FLASHES. Brief News Mention From the Trans At lantic World. A death from cholera is reported at Bristol, England. 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 strike. 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 I restaurant. ! 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 financial crisis. 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.