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VOL. JIJ. INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1882. , NO. 26.
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SOTEM OS PERSON'S AND THINGS.
The "Leader." herald of truth and de
fender of right, hem art thrice welcome to
There are hundreds of worth people in
our city who, notwithstanding their long
separation from their favorite journal, ant
the frequent inroals of other journals
over its once sole sovereignty undauntedly
pronounce "The Indianapolis Lkaier"
the very foremost journal edited and con
trolled by black men, and we unhesitatingly
prophesy an overwhelming success in
the "Paris of America," for thin journalistic
The past week has not been an unusually
brilliant one, infact naught save the fierce
struggle against that loathsome epidemic,
smallpox, stirs oar people from the usual
way of life.
One incident almost escaped us Last Sun
day evening the Grand Opera House was
the scene of an elegant nd admiring, though
i lot a large audience. The occasion was a
grand sacred concert in which the world fa
mous divas in song, the Misses Mad ah A.
and Louise E. Hyers, were the leading at
tractions. The surpassing powers of Miss
Mad ah, and the rare accomplishments and
genius of beth ladies have been applauded
to the echo by millions and lauded by almost
every journal in America; so apart from
these we have to say that the rest cf their
company were of exceptional merit. We
have oft had the pleasure of sitting within
the resonant sound of some of the mot noted
tenors of the day, but must and gladly ad
mit that none of them caused us more infi
nite joy than did the singing of our frieud,
Charles . Bentley, on this occasion, and
jndging from the frequent encores which
this gifted young artist received at the
hands of his audience, an equal pleasure
must have pervaded the entire house; but
the whole secret of the thing is that Charlys
is a Cincinnati boy, and his successes add
to the billiant array of Ohio successes.
Mrs. Montgomery Smith of Richmond
Street had as her guest the pa-it week, Mrs.
Anna Winston of Natchez Miss.
Miss Leanna C. Young has returned to
her post of duty in Owensboro Ky.
George O'Bannon is not an astronomer by
Miss Stella Green will soon become a
member of the Choral society.
The beautiful little Miss Nettie B. John
son, after a vacation of nearly two months,
has returned to her studies.
Sergeant Robert Benjamin, of the IT. S. A.
who is at present .visiting friends in this city
is a resident of Kingston, Jamaica.
.The boy preacher, Harrison, isstill holding
a reat revival here; several of our society
Mioses have been tempted to go to the bench
The Misses Broadie, Huskins, Ousley, Sul
livan Johnson and Eaf-ly are the pretty rep
resentatives of West Walnut Ilill in "Old
.Mr. Jas. Gordon, of Turners Tonsorial Par
lor, is the only colored man in the city who
speculates in wheat.
Mr. Alonzo E. Morton, from one of the ru
ral districts of the hoosier State, plays the B
flat cornet in Prof. Lewis Branks West End
cornet Band. Prof. Branks is a thorough go
ing and engergetc musician, and is a com
Taswcll B. Thompson, of Evansville Ind.
is here preparing for professional duties.
Examinations are completed in the high
school department, and has left many scared
up lads and lassies.
Richard Hill, of Nas hville, Tenn., is here
attending school, and is developing tine men
Hon. Harry Lott, one of the fist colorxl
men who were honored with a seat in the
Louisiana State Legislature, is in the city.
Mr. Wm. R. Connor, the well known New
York Engraver, is in the city.
Messrs Willis Jones and Wm. Copeland are
the most active business men of
color in the city.
Mr. Richard Hogan will soon open a new
Graves' restaurant is one of the most fash
ionable resorts in the city.
The handsome Miss Cornelia King,
contemplates residing in the city in the near
Intelligence from New Richmond informs
ns that Mr. Orlando Fox, is recovering from
the effects of the wound he received from
The vivacious, piquant, petite beauty
Miu Olivia Jones, of Indianapolis, is daily
adrtin? to her host of enthusiastic friends in
this city, and many will be the heart-aches
when she bids ns aaieu.
. It ii rumored that Mr. Henry Goins will
soon choose as his escort to the hyraenial
altar, a bewitching widow of society.
It is now rumored that there will be up
pointed an executive committee to attend to
the interests of the colored voters next fall.
If so, we trust that they will present some
colored candidates whom they will work to
elect. Now, voter?, I appeal to your judg
ment, as men of intelligence; you know
that you can elect your candidate if you will
only stand un ted.
At a time when this country was brooding
forth for independence,, there was formed a
society in one of the colonies. But in form
ins it they sel-jcted a man whom some of
the parties in the society did not like, and
they went to one of the old Englishmen and
asked if he would assist in impeaching him;
but ha refused, saying: ,4You w.ll never get
any one to whom every one will clin.
Serve him till hid time is out; this will make
Ui independent. But should we pull apart,
we will never be an independent nation.''
Mrs. E. C. Jackson has returned from
Xenia, Laviug her mother very ill.
The entertainment given at Mr. William
Raddin s was very enjoyable.
Mr. Frank Shier$, of Miss., is now keep
ing grocery in the East-end.
Mr. George Lucas, of Cleveland, will visit
this city during this month.
It is about time fjr 3lessr. Strong and
Cowan to visit Cincinnati.
Tie school question is doing wonders.
One of the teaehers proposed to a younir
man Tuesday, and still there is mure to fol
io. Is it leap vear?
There are rumors of a wedding in East
Springfield soon. The bride is a well known
lady of Zanesville, O.: the groom, L., U a
Mr. Perry l ates has returned home in
Mai Mamie lates spent Sabbath in the
city the guest of Miss Bettie Jackson
Mr. C W. Reynolds will give another
pleasant reception to his gentlemen Iritndi
A certain gentleman in this city wants to
know if Littl-3 Dot will unbar Ler d jor to
him if he knocks? We will say to him that
we have always attempted to give such men
good advice, and we will fay to iiirn, if her
mother is willing Le w.ll be sutjcesful; only
try. '. d'
Tho time is drawing naar for M. E. O.
and C. W. R. to make the.r trip to Paris.
E b. can prove it.
S. II., remember that the ytung ladies
have some one to look after you whtn they
can not be alon;. 1 think the young lady
was correct in chastizing ou for vour con
duct. E., I would like to pat you on the
shoulder for it.
The young people's praise meeting last
Sunday was on a of much benefit to all who
The marriage at North Street Church last
evening was quite an enjoyable a flair to
ho e intruders who eat in tte gallery, as
the niin Pier was compelled to ?neak to them
during the ceremonv.
Mr. Frank Elkin s lunch room on north
Market ia beginning to be thronged with
old customers, and says come, jounpr men,
he will be as generous as e?er; Elb.
Urbana, O., Feb. 1. Rev. P. Tolilver fol
lowed up the week of prayer with a series of
meetings that has not yet been concluded
There have been several conversions. The
many friends of Mis Lulu Kay, of Cincinnati,
will be happy to learn of her embracing re
l he spirit of business enterprise has seized
Mrs. Amanda Clarke and Miss Laura Jones,
who have consolidated their hair-shops, and
removed from their respective homes to a
handsome and convenient first floor room on
S. Main street. We wish them success and
hope to have their subscription to the Leader.
In a recent interview with Senator Sayre, he
denies having operated against Mr. Thomas In
his Candidacy for clerk of the Senate. He
says he voted for him. We make the correc
tion with pleasure.
Humor lias it that several
of our tonsorial
pool their iuter-
establishments will shortly
ests, but we rather susect lis a joke.
It having come to the knowledge of the col
ored citizens of this county that an eflort to
supplant (J. U. Hamlet In his position of guard
In the Ohio Penitentiary, was being i.ade, a
mass meeting was held in St. Paul Church on
Monday evening, :)th ult., for the purpose of
remonstrating against it. The meeting was
largely attended and was thoroughly harmo
nious, Mr. Hamlet being unquestionably the
choice of the entire body of colored voters and
the majority or white for the position, mos.
Oliver aeteU as Chairman, C. Ii. Jones J r- as
sessor in tint ward, secretary. J. H. Anderson
called the meeting to order and stated the ob
ject thereof; himself, the tecretary and James
(Slaughter were appointed a committee on pe
tition, in uecorduuee with the third resolution.
the following preambles and resolutions were
Whereas, The terms of appointment as an
officer in tue Oaio Penitentiary of our worthy
ana esteemed townsmau and representative,
iieo. 1J. Hamlet, is about to expire, limitation
of law, and
v hereas, in the matter of omce-hoiuing in
Ohio the representation of our race is but
small in comparison with that of other nation
v hereas. e can proudly affirm that Mr.
Hamlet has proven himself to be a man of
great worth und ability, and is one of the lead
ing men of his race in this country and tho
Resolved, That, we. the colored voters of
Cham paigu county, in mass meeting assembled
do hereby ask for his reappointment; and we
further request, urge and demand that the
leading Republicans, Senator and Representa
tive from this county, do help us In securing
Mr. Hamlet's reappointment to the position he
Resolved, That, in the appointment of Mr,
Hamlet and other colored men to places of
honor and trust In the' departments of govern
in the State, two years ago, we acknowledge
the appreciation of our merits on the part of
the Administration, and r cognize In the same
a decided improvement over former Adminis
trations In distributing fairly among all class
es qualified, the appointments to office.
Resolved, That, the Chair appoint a com
mittee of time to draw up, and procure sig
natures to a petition asking the Board of Di
rectors and Warden of the Ohio Penitentiary
to reappoint O. B. Hamlet as guard from this
county; and that said committee shall direct
the same to our Senator. Hon. M. M. Sayre,
and Representative. Hon. J. W. Ogden, and
ask them to present said petition In person.
Committee on Res. W. O. Bowles,
A Wife-Ueater Fatally shot.
Locisvillc, Jan. 31. Will Owens, aged
forty-five, living on the Brownsboro road, at
the east end of the city, wai fatally shot by
his brother-in-law, George Oy ler, this after
noon. Owens was becting his wife, when
Oyler went to his sister's rescue. The bus
band made at her brother with a club, hut
was stopped by a well-directed shot fron, a
pistol in the hands of Oyk .v
What the Jurors Say-Public Approd of
Washikotox, Jan. 26. The jurors i the
Guiteau case tay that even had they hi an
opportunity to lead the uewppapers hey
would not have taken advantage of it, foihcy
were determined from the first not tori ve
any cause for complaint: that they wouj do
their whole duty as jurors, and as fr as
their conduct was concerned there shoul be
no ground for the charge of irregularity
Detroit, Jan. 2G. Quite an exciteient
was stirred up at the Opera House last een
ing. where Herrmann.the magician. waa?x
hibiting. Between the" performances th re
sult of the Uuiteau trial was annonCtd,
when the audience at once broke intooud
applause. In the midst of the noise ohiss
from the gallery was heard. As soon a the
signs of approbation subsided a little the
hiss became more audible, and there-vere
cries of condemnation. A special ofiicr in
stantly discovered the man who was hising
and stepping down the fcteep aisle ad i ted
him to desist. This attracted attentln to
him, and before the officer could geihira
out of the Theater a crowd of men andxys
near by pitched upon the offender. The
fellow was badly cut and bruised by hi: pat
riotic assailants, and was removed jvith
great difficulty. He managed to help am
seif as soon as put outside of the buildiig.
Cleveland, Jan. 26. Inquiry was nad
to-day of Mr. Rndolph, brother of Mrs. Lu
cretia R. Garfield, as to how the late resi
dent's widow received the news of Guiteai's
conviction. He answered that he has ben
at Mrs. Garfield's home almost every cay
during the trial, and never heard the sib
ject mentioned. Mrs. Garfield apparenly
has taken no interest in the trial from tie
Madisoi, Ind., Jaji. 2G.--The rejoicing is
universal over the verdict in the Ouiteai
case, and a sal ate of fifty guns is to be fired
in honor of the Jury. The Courier says:
'The influence of the verdict uikhi the 'u-
ture of the country is only second to the
triumph of the Union cause, in thai it
marks the death of the insanity dodge and
strengthens the law for centuries to cone."
THE VERDICT ABROAD.
London, Jan. 20. The Standard. Daily
Telegraph. Morning Tost and News and the
Times express satisfaction at the conviction
of Guiteau, but all, with more or less severi
ty, enticise the conduct of the trial.
The Daily Nes: "It is doubtful whether
Uuiteau himself exiected anv other result.
If be did the fact would be stronger evidence
of unsettled intelligence than any brought
lorwara during the inquiry."
AH newspapers not only express one opin
ion as to the justice of the verdict, but are
certain it will be unanimously approved.
The Convicted Assasaln Appeals to the
LAdi6f ror recnniary Aia u hai no
Anxiety About the Verdict.
Washington, Jan. 26. Guiteau sent to
the press to-day the following:
To the American feople:
Twelve men say I wickedly murdered James A,
Garöeld. They did it on the false notion that I
am a disappointed oCice seeker. My speech, they
said, made no impression on mem. l am not sur-
nrised at the verdict, considering their class. Thev
do not pretend to be Christian men, and therefore
did not appreciate the idea oi inspiration. 1 hev
are men of the worm ana of moderate intelli
gence, ana tnereiore are not capable of ap-
freciating tne character or tne defense Accord
ng toone of them, "we had grog at each meal and
ciiws afterwards." which showed their style and
habits. Men of thin kind can not represent the
great unrisiian auou of America, iiaa they
been high toned. Christian geutlemen, their ver
dict would have been, '"Not guilty." Not be
cause of insanity, but the meie outward act of
the snooting would have been the same, whatever
the motive. If 1 had been a disappointed othoe-
seeker, which is absolutely false, as I prove by
my papers and Mr. Brooks' testimony, on July 2
and 3. tne outward act of the snooting would
have been the same as If I had been directed by
the Deity to do It. or believed myself so di
rected to do it, which is the literal truth, as I
nrove by an my papers and talk on the subject.
This Jury had not sufficient intelligence to see
that TH int, and entirely ignored the political and
patriotic necessity of the act, which all Christian
and intelligent people see. For this reason I am
entitled to a new trial, 11 for no
other, and we have a prodigious amount of ex
ceptions, l want to employ two or three
to take charge of my case. The principal ioint is
to show the non-jurisdiction of this Court to try
this indictment, because the President was re-
movea to New Jersey. The authorities on this
point are conflicting, but some of the best lawyers
in America say the preponderance of the authori
ties are against the jurisdiction of this Court. 1
desire the Court In Banc to pass upon this ques
tion, and 1 have no doubt but that the hign-toned
Christian gentlemen representing the Washington
Court in Banc will give It their most ca eful at
tention, to the end that if the Deity Intended to
protest from the legsl liability hereiu by allowing
the President to depart gracefully and peacefully
in New Jersey. I shall have the benefit of the De
ity's intention. I consider It especially providen
tial in ray favor, and ask the Court In Banc
tq so consider. I have leceived some checks, but
mai.y of them are worthless, which show the low
character of the men that send them. I need
money to employ counsel. There are many
people in America that believe In Uod and in my
inspiration, ana that i am a patriot, to you.
raen and women of America, I appeal. I ask you
iu the name of justice to come speedily to my
COME IN PERSON
or by letter. If you send money send a postal
orde'r or check to my order. Wiih competent legal
help I can get out of this with the Lord's help.
and I am sure of that. But good lawyers do not
work for nothing. 1 want to employ two or three
first-class lawyers to do my work before the Court
in Banc, if l had had competent caunsei i snouia
not have talked so much in Court. But I disagree
with the theory of Mr. ticoville and Mr. Keed, and
It has made It uupleasaut for both parties and has
been a irreal damage to the defense.
Porter says I am a tight, and I agree with him.
although I know he has abused and vilified me
outrageously when I had no alternative save to
answer back, which I did in my usual plain way.
1 have been convicted, but the verdict can not be
enforced until July in any event, and probably
not unul September, l give myself
on account of the verdict. I hardly expected ac
quittal. The most I expected was a disagreement.
Then proposed to test the Question of jurisdictioa
in tho Court of Banc. It Is a purely legal question,
and if the opinion of some of the best lawyers at
the American Bar is sustained by the Banc, will
end this case. I can't get a hearing on this till
1 make a special appeal to the ladies of America
to come to my rescue. some oi uiem
have written me delightful letters, and
I ask each and every one of them to
resDond to the extent of their means arjd see me
in person if possible. I return my sincere thanks
for their letters ana sympathy, lou laaies oe-
lieve in Ood and in my inspiration, and that I
have really saved the nation great trouble ana
great expense, to-wit. : another war.
Last spring General Garfield had the Repub
lican party in a frightful condition, and it was
getting worse every hour, lo-aay everybody oi
sense is satisfied with General Arthur's Adminis
tration, ana the country is happy and prosperous.
only good nas come irom uarnem s removal,
which is conclusive evidence that my
Inspiration was from the Deity. He has
repeatedly confirmed my act since
July 2. Therefore let all persons quietly ac-
oniesce In the expressed will ot the Deity. 1 am
God'a man in this matter, just as truly as the
Despised Galilean" was God'a mau. '1 hey said
he was a blasphemer, gluttou, etc., and It seemed
a small thing for Ills acquaintances to kill Him,
but His death stirred the wrath of the Almighty.
and He got eveu with them forty years later at
the destruction of Jerusalem. A. D. o, and lie
WILL GET EVEN
with the American people if a hair of my head is
harmed. God will vindicate me. even if the Na
tion rolls in blood. Mere physical death la noth
ing to me. Under the law I can not be executed,
in any event, uutll July. I may die
a dozen times before then; also. I have no
trouble about that. I shall not go before my
time. I had rather be hung to far as a physical
death la concerned than die from painful Illness
or mefct with a railroad or ateamboat accident. I
hardly tilnk I'm destined to be hang, and there
fore give aystlf no thought on that, but I am
anxious to have my character aud Inspiration vin
dicated. To that eud I need help is herein men
tioned. My friends need not be anhamed of me.
Some people think me a greatman at this age, and
that my name will go down to history as a patriot
by the side of Washington and Grant.
Charles J. Gimte p.
United States Jail.
Washington, D. C, January 6. 182. ,
The Motion Filed by Counsel for a New
Trial The Question of .Jurisdiction
Washington, Jan. 28. In the Criminal Court
this mornlLg Scoville and fteej. counsel . lor
Guiteau, appeared and the former inquired of
the Court iu respect to the form of his bill of ex
ceptions, whether he would, be compelled to ex
cept specifically or whether general exceptions
Judge Cox stated that under the practice of the
Court he would have to except sptclflcally. bco-
vllle then stated that he had Intended to file a
motion for a new trial, bnt would like to have
until Monday. The District Attorney objec ed.
and Scoville stated that in that cate he would tile
a motion this afternoon in the Clerk's Office.
The District Attorney asked the. Court to assign
Tuesday next for hearing argument upon the
motion, Dut ujvon representation from Scoville
that he will scarcely be able to enter upon the
argument at that time, the Court declined to fix
This afternoon Scoville filed with the Clerk of
the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia
the papers upon which he basis his motion or
motions for a new trial. Not belns familiar with
the practice in this District, Scovil concluded to
file two motions, to assure himself against the
possibility . of being deprived through
any legal . technicality , of right of
review Dy tne conrt in general
term. The papers filed in support of the motions
are: That of tue prisoner, the affidavit of Fred
erick H Snyder as to trw finding of a newspaper
lu the room occupied bj the Jury under circum
stances indicating it bal been read by the Jury;
the affidavit of J. V. ; Guiteau that
he Is a-Hiualnted with tke signatures
oi five Jurors whese Eimes are written on the
margin ot the newspaper, said to have been seen
by the Jury; that be has seen them write their
names and believes the writing upon said news
paper to have been made by the Jurors named.
The last affidavit, that of Mr. Scoville, sets
forth that newly discovered evidence hes been
found, upon which ha based the motion for a
new trial. The first pap-;r is a motion for a new
trial upon tiie followlnggrouuds:
1. By reason of the ancertalnty lu said ver
dict, iu that the Jury thereby- found the defend
ant "guilty as ipdicted,'' whereas the Indictment
consists of different counts variant from and in
consistent With each tther ,ia matters o! sub
stances. i. That the said verdict of the JTiry dors not
specify which couut or counts of the lndiitmeut
it was founded upon, aid several of the counts
being materially different from the others, the
defendant is not advised by the former substance
of said verdict as to th finding of tte Jury upon
the material facts cf ihe death, or the place of
death of the deceased.
3. That the trial of tils cause was comnenced
at the Jure term 1X81. or this Court, and was not
concluded lb the same tirm of the Court, but was
extended into the December term without au
thority of law.
4. For the reason thai this Court had no juris
diction of this cause by reason of the ccath of
the deceased having; taken place outride of the
District of Columbia,
5. That the Court errei in OTerrullr g each and
all prayers upon the qvestiona of law asked by
the counsel for the defense, and In refusing to in
struct the Jury as requested xi each of the four
teen prayers proposed j then.
6. That the Court erred n the trial of this
cause in excluding proper evie'ence offered by de
fense as set forth in the bill i (exception.
7. That tne court eirea to the trui of this
cause, iu admitting to go to the Jury improper
evidence on the part of the prcsecution, as shown
in the bill of exceptions
8. That the Court ered It commenting Im
properly during the trial upon the conduct of the
defendant, and in enteiine iuto an arrangement
with the District Attorney (without the knowl
edge of the counsel for the defense) whereby the
Jury and expert witi)etes fr the prosecution,
during the i ort ion of the tdal, might observe
certain conduct of the defendint to f ubserve the
purpose of the prosecution, (tie defeuse being in-
anuy) without the restrairing power of the
Court being exerclstd, tmtil tiose purposes were
accomplished to the prejudice of the defendant.
9. The misbehavior of tbe Jury in the
readincr. or having read ti then. newKitanera. cal
culated to prejudice their minds against the de
fendant, as shown in the affidavits ot Frederick
H. Sny dr. Geori e Scoville and John W. Guiteau.
10. By reason of new and material facts un
known at the time of the trial, and not ascertain
able by reasonable diligence cn the part of the
defendant or his attorne?. baring come to light
since the trial, as shorn In the affidavit filed
11. That the verdict Ii contrary to the evidence.
12. That the verdict k contrary to the law of
the case. Geokge Scoville.
The second paper filed ia the bill of exceptions.
and contains the same pjiuts made ia the notice
lora new tnai.
Gifiieau. in hL aftidArL kavb as hp ia restrained
of bis liberty, he is compelled to leave the whole
matter of a new trial to bovine.
The affidavit of Frederick U. Snvder. of Jersey
City, sets forth List he w a a sucst at the National
iioiei aunng a portion a the mouth of Decemoer
ana occupied a room netr those occupied by the
Jury iu the Guiteau eise. Un one occasion he
saw the door of one of tne rooms so occupied
standing open, but with to person thereiu. and
on the table of said roost was a newspaper and
knowing it was forbidden the Jury to have news
papers, he (Say der) slipped in and took the paper,
which he found waa a copy of the Evening Critic,
containing an accountof the attempt of Jones to
shoot Guiteau and an editorial deueuncing the
prisoner. On the mara'cs were either the names
or initials of five of the Jurors. In the interests
of justice he took the paper to Scoville. Attached
to tnisamaavit w tne cosy of the critic aiiuaea
to, wnn tne names ot tne Jurors mentioned writ
ten In Ink upon the margins.
The affidavit of Sc vi lie is t. the effect that he
beiievec the names of the Jurors were written on
the margin of the psieT described in Snyder's affi
davit by the Jurors themselves, and that since the
inai new ana material facts showing the insanity
of the prisoner came to his knowledge. Themain
reliance of the defense is the affidavit of Snyder
and the copy of the Cridc appended to it, which
it Is claimed was seen and read by the Jury pend
ing the t lal. A careful comparison of the writing
upon the margin of the newspaper with the sig
nature cf the Jurymen whose names appear there
shows a striking resemblance, and establishes a
strong case of circumstantial evidence. The Dis
trlct Attorney, however, asserts that this matter
of tampering with and irregular or improper Con
ducton tne part of the Jnrv. as set forth in tne
Snyder affidavit, will bed tenoned of in short order
by the prosecution. The" Jury themselves are
quite indignant, and firmly deny tbe charge of
improper ronduct on their part.
As an indication of how little weight i& attached
by the prosecution to the motion of Scoville for a
new trial. District Attorney Corkhill remarked
to-day. before a number of gentlemen, that Gui
teau will be sentenced and as surely executed not
later man June w.
Belief That He Wilt Not Have to Be
Hanged Judge Cox to Dispose of the
Washington, Feb. 2. Guiteau is begin
ning to show much nervousness and lrrita
bility. He is suffering from a revere cold
which has inflamed his eyes. One of the
Jait officials says he would not be surprised
if uuiteau did not live to be hanged.
John w. uuiteau last evening spent an
hour in his brothers cell in company with
Warden Crocker. The prisoner became very
much excited and denounced his brother
Jnhn w. finifpftn in n rard in th r.nhlir
disavows all knowledge of th nmnnsed ex.
. ' - - r - - - i
hihition of tila hrnlhar't Krwiw nrl cava
whether his brother dies bv lesal process or
in an Irsane Asylum, the body will De dis-
pos-t d of in a manner that will not offend
In view of the recent propositions to make
et puwiiv vv vf v va a tvou a ivtumuo
a rt rl I f tnant-inl 4 rf Ilnitaan'a Mmaina
though highly probable, Judce Cox will ex
ercise the discretion given him by the Re
vised Statutes, and include in the death sen
tence the disposition of the body.
Scoville pronounces the story that Mrs.
Scoville is inane as false, lie says she is
naturally under a high state of excitement.
but her mind is entirely sound. He also
declares the story of her4iavine raised a row
in the Daniels House, Chicago, as false; that
it was made out of whole cloth. He de
clares there is not a word of truth in it He
and other relatives of Guiteau have no doubt
the body of the assassin will be delivered to
them after tbe execution. He appears to re
gard favorably the proposition to exhibit the
body of the assassin, but John Guiteau de
nounces it, and says it shall not be done.
Scoville has expended his means in the
trial, and it Is said he would not object to
being reimbursed by the sale of the body in
case uuiteau it executed.
CLARKSON N. POTTER.
LAWYER AND STATESMAN.
Hon. Clarkson Nott Potter died on the morning
of the 23d of January, at his residence in New
York. He had been confined to his room but a
few days, but had suffered from Bright's disease
of the kidneys and probably other diseases during
a considerable time previous.
The deceased lawyer and statesman was born at
Schenectady in 1825, the son of Dr. Alonzo Potter,
bishop of Pennsylvania. lie was descended of an
Etielish ancestry.the first American reDresentative
of which landed from tne old country in the year
1640, and settled in Rhode Island. The Potter
family were for several generations members of
the Society of Friends.
Carefully instructed in his boyhood. Mr. Potter's
career at college begun and euded earlier than is
usual. Having graduated " from Union College,
the same institution in which his maternal rrand
father. Dr. Ellphalet Nott, had been President
many years.and having spent a bhort time survey
ing, ne Degan to iead law. and was admitted to
the Bar about the time he gained his maioiity.
in 184$ he began to practice in New York CTtv.
At tbe Presidential election in the same vear he
acted with the Free Soil Democrats. He gave up
butiaess in 18Ei, and his brother, General Robert
B. Potter, succeeded him. The outbreak of the
war led to the General's Joining the army and Mr.
Potter's resumption of nractice. In 1868 he was
elected Representative to the Fortv-first Congress,
aud in 187U to the Forty-second, the dignity and
ability with which he presided at tbe Democratic
.State Convention in 1870, added greatly to his
reputation. He was elected to the Forty-third
Congress. In 1873 Columbia College conferred
upon him the degree of Doctor of Laws. Nomin
ated to Ihe Forty-fourth Congress he declined the
honor. Mr. Potter was elected to the Forty-fifth
Congress. In 1877 he presided the second time at
the Democratic State Convention. His candidature
for the Lieutenant Governorship, in 1879. was un
successful, as also that for the United States
Senatorship, vacated by the resignation of
Senator Coukling. The deceased gentleman was
held in high esteem by the profession and the
public. He was buried at Schenectady, his birth
place. TBE DORRIS MURDER.
A Possibility That Russell Brown Was the
Sole Participant McGlew Indicted fe
Murder in the First Degree.
St. Locis, Feb. 1. Pat McGlew, who is
charged by the confession of Russell Brown
with being accessory to the murder of Mrs.
Dorris, arrived this mornining from Chicago
in custody of Detective O'Neil. McGlew
now admits that he knew Brown, but only
by the name of Russell, and also admits
driving around with Brown on tbe night of
the murder and the day following, but pro
fesses entire innocence of the- crime. He
will be examined before the Coroner this
afternoon. Brown and McGlew
confined in tbe same cell in Jail.
The Grand Jury have indicted
Brown and Patrick McGlew for the
of Mrs. Dorris last Saturday night.
Coroner Auler yesterday heard additional
testimony bearing upon the murder of Mrs.
Sarah Dorris. The attaches ot the house and
the keeper of the saloon where Brown and
his companion nerved themselves by fre
quent potations to the commission of the
hellish crime, told what they knew, of the
event of Saturday night. Mrs. McKvoy, the
cook, who slept
with Mrs. Dorris,
story of a visit to
the absence of Mrs.
tells a remarkable
the room during
Dorris, and of her
conversation with the
intruder. In the fact that it was not Rus
sell Browu who entered the room, the con
fession of the prisoner is substantiated. He
stated on Sunday night that his companion
had gone into the room after J,he watch, he
directing him that it was under the pillow.
Mrs. McEvoy, however, says that the late
visitor was short and heavy set and had a
very dirty face. McGlew does not answer
that description: he is nve led eight incnes
in height, and rather slender in his build.
The saloon keeper, Bittner, and his bar
keeper agree upon that as the deription of
Brown s companion, ine story Mrs. jmc-
Evoy tells hardly teems reasonable. It is
certainly remarkable. It can be proven by
several witnesses that on Sunday she stated
that shortly after Mrs. Dorris went out into
the hall, in response to her grandson's call,
SOUNDS OF A STRUGGLE
in the room across the hall, and heard Mrs.
Dorris cry out, in muined tones, "Oh, Kus-
sell, don't!" It certainly will do the cause
of Russell Brown no good, and will further
strengthen the theory held from Monday, by
some, that Russell Brown committed the
murderous assault alone, and that McGlew
never entered the house, but remained in
waiting without. What was the necessity
of the other man being put to bed to person
ate Tom Dorris? All that was necessary was
to decoy her to the room. Once in there, to
extinguish the light, apply the murderous
grip to the throat of the feeble old lady of
three-score years ana ten, ana iorce ner to
the bed, where the murderous work was
completed. Where is the evidence of a man
having been in that bed with his boots on?
There was no sign of mud on the sheet
What is to account for the old lady's cry of
"Oh. Russell, don't!'' heard the instant that
she entered the room? The strength of the
voune man is sufficient to have enabled him
I to throttle the old woman unaided, would
I . . . . . . , r T
It not nave DCtn unnatural iur bidwu U
have sent an accomplice who kDew nothing
of the house into a strange
into a strange room, with an
to search for the watch?
The testimonv of Bittners barkeeper, if
, i a ii . i a
any reliance can do piaceu on it, mat a
colored man, a stranger to the locality,
came in the saloon and spoke to Brown and
his companion may prove important, rat
McGlew is credited with denying any ac-
?uaintance with Brown. This won't do.
le was well known at Arnot's stable, where
he and Brown hired the buggy on Saturday
afternoon. He was seen with Brown at 11
o'clock on Saturday night, at Sixth and
Myrtle streets, and on Sunday he was with
Brown at Devoto's saloon, on South Fourth
street, and in troduced him to Budd Cramer
the man who advanced the $20 on the , soli
taire diamond ring, first broaching the lub
ioc.t of monev. ' A hundred eoole stand
ready to testify to having seen him frequent
ly with Brown. When last seen at the
depot on Sunday night, he had considerable
money in his . possession. As he had not
been working for some time he will be ex
rec ted to explain bow be became '-flush" so
Yeaterday morning tbe young wife of Mc
Glew arrived in the city from Taris, 111., ac
companied by his brother, a boy of eighteen
years. McGlew had been at home last week
and left for St. Louis on Wednesday, telling
her that he was goiDg to work here. He
had not written to her of his intention to
leave for Chicago, and she had only learned
of the terrible crime of which he is charged
through the papers. She had at once come
on to St. Louis to learn the truth, a con
ductor, kindly carrying her and the boy, for
she had no money. learning that he might
not return to the city until Thursday, and,
being penniless, she last evening returned
home, but will come back to St. Louis in a
day or two. The j-oung woman seemed in
great distress and wept incessantly. The
boy says that he lias one other brother be
sides Pat, and they live with their mother,
who is very poor, and . tupports heiself by
taking in washing.
The will of the deceased, which is now in
the custody of the Probate Court, where it
was placed by Cashier Breck, of the Com
mercial Bank, will probably be opened this
afternoon after the return from the funeral,
and in the presence of the nece-wary wit
nesses. Mr. Breck knows nothing of the
contents of the instrument. Mrs. Dorris
held her seperate estate, and it is estimated
variously at $100,000 to $200,000. Much
speculation is rife as to the nature of the
bequests. Charles P. Johnson was Mrs.
Dorris' attorney, and he was violating no
confidence when he stated, last evening,
that she had intimated that she would leave
her son Thomas (he was always a favorite of
hers, despite his waywardness) something
handsome in fee simple, and not tie up the
bequest as an annuity, as the father has
always stated, he would do. She also seemed
fond of her grandchildren, and there is the
harrowing probability., that the testament
will contain a handsome bequest to the
young ingrate who murdered her for a few
A Long Telegram From Lieutenant Danen
haner Lieutenant De Long's Log-Book-Lost
In the Wilderness Officers Detailed
to Atait In tbe Search.'
New York, I-Vb. 2. The Herald furnishes
the following cablegram:
"Paris, February 2. lfcii
"The following important dispatch was
received direct this morning from Lieuten
ant Danenhauer, at Irkutsk: 'Our three
boats left Bemorky Island on the morning
of September 12 bound for itarkin, fifty-five
distant. We got clear of the ice at noon.
There was - then a heavy gale from
the northeast, and the boats dispersed
during. tbe . night.. The Captain's
boat, which was loaded ' deeply, lost her
masts and sails. .We made land on the
evening of the 7th in shallow water. The
boat, was abandoned two miles from the
beach and our party waded and reached the
deserted village of Sagapp. We carried the
log-books and proceeded . south on Septem
ber 19. Lieutenant De Long's last record,
which we have found,' read as follows:
"Saturday, October 1, 1881.--Fourteen of the
officers and men of the Jeannette reached
, . . - - -
this hut Wednesday, September 28, and
having been forced to wait for the river to
freeze over, .. are proceeding to cross
to the west side this morn
ing on their journey to reach
some settlement on the Lena River. I have
two days of provisions, but having been for
tunate enough thus fat to get game in our
pressing need., we have no fear of the fu
ture. Our party are all well, except Hans
Erickson, whose toes have been amputated
in consequence of frost bite. Other records
will be found in several huts on the east
side of the river, along which we have come
from the north. George W. De Long."
"Three other reco ds have been found.
Erickson died October 7. The party were in
great distress for want of food. N'oros and
Winderman were sent ahead for relief Oc
toIer 7. They marched south fifteen days
and were found in a starving condition
October 24, by three natives, who took them
to a settlement They could no make
"Tbe news of them reached us October 29.
Immediate search was commenced and the
party were traced to the wilderness on the
west bank of the Lena. The natives refused
further work, and - a return to Boloneuga
was necessary to get Russian assistance on
November 28. . Ä large force is now
searching, having to dig out every
thingu as th? ground is deeply covered
with snow. The wilderness is devoid of
game. Very prompt and efficient action
was taken by the Russians. Every effort is
being made Jack Cole, boatman, is tran
quil to-day. He is violent only at times.
He has softening of the brain. My left eye
is ruined and my right one badly impaired.
The other men are well.
'Jons Danenheaur.' "
.Washington, Feb: 2. Secretary Hunt has
designated Lieutenant Giles ß. Harber and
Master W. H. Scheutze, of the Navy, as of
ficers to assist Lieutenant Danenhauer in
the eearch for Lieutenant Chipp aid his
crew, and they will Jake passage in tne
steamship Germanic, which leaves New
York Saturday, with the expectation of
reaching Irkutsk about the middle of March.
Their instructions are not quite complete,
but will include orders to spare neither ef
fort nor expense in the prosecution of the
work assigned theni. Lieutenant Harber is
now in command ot the torpedo boat,
"Alarm," at the Navy Y'ard, Washington,
D. C. Master Scheutze is on leave in St.
Louis. He has been ordered to proceed to
New York without delay.
Secretary Hunt received the following ca-
As we will vacate our present quarters on
March lj we offer the entire stock
S2E3D tHe REDUCTIONS "WE HLA.V3E MADE.
LN ORDER TO CLOSE OUT THE STOCK FORTHWITH WE
: WILL MAKE TO ORDER
PANTS WORTH $8 FOR $5
PANTS WORTH. 9 FOR 6
blegram from Minister Hoffman at St Pe
tersbiug this afternoon. Danenbauer re
ports: "Have been put on the sick list on accountof
my eye. One la ruined, tbe other nearly w el L
Melville put in command ordered me here. 11
knoivs the ground useful for a summer search."
"The Jeannette entered the ice near Herald
Island on September 6. 1879. Her forefoot was
twisted from the lt of January. We pumped for
eighteen months. The vel drifted U the north
west during twenty-one months. She waacruAhfsl
and rank on June 12 in latitude 7 decree. 15
minutes north, and longitude 156 degree 20 min
utes east she discovered Jeannette, Henrietta
and Bennett Islands. We made the retreat over
ice to the New Siberia Inlands, thence In boats to
the Lena delta.
"Engineer Melville was given charge of my boat
by De Long. I waa blind."
The Distinction Ketween the Mormoa
Church aud that Polygamic Body Called
Mormons Legislation Suggested.
Washington. Feb. 2. The consideration
of the Mormon question by Congres is about
to receive a fresh imietus through the pres
ence in tke city of the Committee appointed
by the General Conference of the reorgan
ised Church of Christ (of Latter Day Saints )
to wait upon the President and Congress and '
present their version of the Utah problem
and their proposed solution. Z. H. Gurley ,
and E. L. Kelley constitute the Committee,
and were presented by Representative Kas
S4n to President Arthur, and had a long
conference with him. Their memorial sets
forth the Mormon Church, although classed
and known generally as the "Mormon," is,
and ever has been, opposed to any compro
mising with that polygamic body in Ltah
also called Mormon.
The oreanized Mormon Church, under the
leadership of Joseph Smith, son of the
original Mormon head, and duly organized
and incorporated under the laws of Illinois,
has for the ast thirty years opposed and
denounced the doctrines and practices of
polygamy, and has all this time kept and
sustained the missionaries in Utah to
preach against them. The result being at
least 10,000 persons in that Territory have
thus been extricated from the corruption of !
polygamy and iu concomitant ills. They
ask more effective measures be enacted and
carried into effect by the Government for
tbe suppression of polygamy in the Terri
tories. The Mormon" Church, says the
memorial, lias &00 organized Churches, 4.50
of which are in the United States, with a
ministry of 1,500 and 20,000 communicants,
and 20,000 others who sustain the Church in
its work. Nine-tenths of . these are
citizens of the United States, and are loyal
to the Government. The memorial dis
cusses at some length the legal questions in
volved, and quotes from the book of
Mormon to show that polygamy is not a part
of Mormonitm, but on the contrary, is ex
pressly inhibited, and urges the true stand
point from which to deal with polygamy is,
that it is no tartof the Mormon faith proper,
but a loathsome incumbrance.- This, they
say, will prevent those who practice polyga
my from raising the cry of persecMiion, and -thereby
holding with them thousands of.
honest, ignorant souls of their number
in Utah who are not actually engaged in the
practice of this crime, and who would
otherwise repudiate it and become tood cit
izei.s. The memorial suggests additional
legislation by Congress, so that avowed big
amists may not be allowed to sit as J arom
when one of their number is being tried for
bigamv; that the statute of limitations t '
amended 60 that all persons, male and fe-.
male, may be punished for the crime of
polygamy; that the homestead law be so
amended that polygamous wives shall not
be recognized under the title of "heads of
families;" that the reputation of living to
gether and cohabiting be received in Courts
a? evidence to prove the marriage relation.
Qcincv, 111., Jan. 30. News has jnat been
received from Clayton, III., that Colon!
Tbo. G. Black, one of the best tnd meet
prominent citizens of this County, a mem
ber of the Legislature of 1876. and one of the
306 Grant men at the Republican National
Convention of 1H0, was assassinated in hi
office at Clavton last night The excitement
is intense. The aasj-in is unknown. "olonel
Black was a native of Manrey County, Ten
nessee, commanded the Third Cavalry dur
ing the War, was fifty-seven years old, a
physician, and a quiet, exemplary man.
The cause of the act is inexplainable.
Lntfr advices pay two unknown men en
tered Black's office at 7:30 o'clock Sunday
evening, and without saying a word one of
them struck him with a knife, cuttine
through his coat and vest As he jumped
tip the other cut him an ugly gash in the
forehead. Both men then disappeared sud
denly . At midnight .the Doctor was re
moved to Iiis residence. At first it was re
ported that his wounds were mortal, but
later advices say thev are not serious. Rob
bery was not attempted, and the object ia
unknown. If Black knows the names of
the assailants he keeps them to himself.
A Frecloua Pair.
Lincoln, Neb., Feb. l.Last March a
little girl nine years old was adopted by a -Germau
childless couple named Edward
and Maggie Clausen, twenty mile south
west of this city. The girl suddenly died
two weeks ago, and there were rumors of ill
treatment The body was exhumed by tbe
Coroner yesterday, and the examination re
vealed that the poor creature was literally .
beaten, starved and frozen to death. The
precious pair were bound over for trial.
There is an intense feeling among the
neighbors. The girl was an orphan..
The horses in Jennings County are rapidly
dying off, and a number of farmers from that .
section report that their cattle are dying
from the same disease, or something similar.
The strange feature of the cattle plague, or
whatever it is, is that it is only the good cat
tle, or those fed for market, that so far have
been the victims. Farmers are alarmed.
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