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testified that Thomas Herr, tho United States
Marshal In tits ward, bad n bad reputation. Ho
arrested a man ior trying to vote, notwith
standing that parties were renrtv to vouch for
him. Arthur Vance, ot*lh° Fifteenth Want, a
United States Marshal, was also charged with
Intimidating voters.
The tcallmnnr to day was given principally by
ward politicians noted for their past work dur
ing elections. Very little interest Is taken In
the investigation bv the general public.
TUB DEMOCRATS IK COKURBSS CONTBMIT.ATIKO
TUB ADMISSION OP UTAH AH A STATE.
Washington, March 2d.—' There la what seems
to be a serious project on foot In Washington
to admit the Territory of Utah into the Union
as a State. The proposition fs made by a num
ber of leading Democrats whoso counsel Is
known to have much weight with tho Demo
cratic nnrty, ami there (s some reason to be
lieve tiiat should general legislation be consid
ered during tho present session, It will receive
early attention. Tboso who favor the admis
sion of Utah do so ostensibly on the ground
that It contains unward of 12d,000 people; that
It east votes nt Hie last election, mid that tho
great majority of Its citizens are clamorous
for their right to take part In the Gov
ernment of the nation, in reality, how
ever, tho partisans who favor (hu admission
do so because they believe that the great mass
of the people of the Territory,—ln other words,
the Mormons,—knowing that polygamy has al
.ways been opposed by the Republican party ns
such, would secure the two Senators and the
- member from the new State to the Democracy.
In this way It is hoped Unit the return of n Re
publican majority to the Senate will ho still
further retarded limn Hr would otherwise be.
Of course, the Democrats, being now In com
plete possession of both branches of Congress,
would be able to carry tliulr nlco little scheme
through Hie National Legislature: but how
they expect to overcome the Executive veto,
should It be interposed, docs not appear. Some
of them claim that President Hayes would not
refuse to sign a bill providing for the admission
of the proposed new Stale, particularly If It can
be mode to appear that the Territory now con
tains Die population which entitles it to admis
sion.
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HOUSE.
Washington, I). C., March 28.—Mr. Springer
presented a memorial from John J. Wilson, who
claims to hayc been elected from the Ninth lowa
District at the November election.
Mr. Confer objected to tlm reference of this
rase to the Committee on Elections when ap
pointed.
Mr. Price (Iowa) said the whole matter was a
r nrce. There was no election In November. A
few men got together and cast their voles for
the express purpose of bringing forward a
farcical ease like this, which bos no precedent
since the case of Patterson and Bclford, of Col*
orado.
Mr. Conger said the case was one which ought
to go to the uetltlou-bos. It was only a simple
petition from an individual, and the House had
nothing whatever to do with It.
Mr. Cox said this was a question of the high*
cst privilege, ami, next to the question of the
election of the Speaker, It should have the
precedence In the order of business.
Mr. Price said the gentleman on the other
side confounded two very distinct propositions.
There was no question about the’ right of a
’member to hold a scat on this floor. That
would be a question of high privilege, bat this
claimant mast first flic a notice of his Intention
to 'inake a contest. This had nut been done la
this ease. II was not a proper subject for the
consideration of the House.
The Speaker said It could not bo disputed
that the memorialist had a right to bo beard on
lids floor. The Chair therefore recognized that
Hut question raised by the gentleman from Illi
nois was lu order, as one of high privilege, and
he therefore decided it to be in order.
The Chair ordered Hie Clerk to read the de
cision oi Hie Clerk of the House ou the lowa
case, lu which lie said that, though be did not
loet nt liberty to withhold from the roll the
names at those gentlemen claiming to ho elect
ed In October, he recognized the right of the
House finally to settle the suggestions which
might come up as to this ease.
Hr. Congerobjecicd to this manner of dealing
with the question, mid said if this precedent
worn once established, the scat even of Hie
Speaker would not bo safe. Ho, therefore,
moved to strike out the wards “with certifi
cate,” so that it would refer to the memorial
onlv.
Mr. P.*ico moved to lay the whole matter on
the tabl 1 .
Mr. Conger's amendment wo* agreed toby
common consent, uml the resolution was tlicu
agreed to. .
, Mr. Young bad read au extract from Hie re*
port of the Grand .Jury on the election In flam
llton County, Ohio, to prove that his colleague
(IJuttenvorlh) uml btmselt were not considered
Very had persons.
CASUALTIES.
BUNK.
Nbw York, .March 28.— Tho following details
have been received of the loss of the steamer
31. Michel. On the night of March 14, the
ilaytfou war steamer St. Michel, six guns, Com
mander Nadu), having on board part of the
Twenty-seventh Regiment, line of “Grande
Riviere,” wlin Gen.* Montpolut, Military Gov
ernor of Capo llnytlen, ou her way from Fort
au Frluco to the lust named poit, came Into col
lision with the British steamer Bolivar, of tho
West India & Faclfle Steamship Company, of
Liverpool, near Gonatvos, In tho bay of the
tame name. Of 150 persons on board tbo
ueamer, of whom only four were civilians, sov*
euty-two were saved by tho boats of the En
glish steamer. , Among them are the Contain of
the tit. Mlchcl,*uml Gen. Montpolut. Among
tho lost nro Ur. Lahcus, and Mr. Albert Fran
cois Joseph, brother of tho late Minister of
Public Instruction.
WITIBKV.
tUKlal Ditpateh to The Tribunt.
Madison, Wls., March 2ti.—A Norwegian
farmer named Andrew Munson, living two miles
from Black Earth, was found In the rear of
John Muskals’ saloon In that village last night
dead. Another Norwegian farmer named Sever
son, who had been seen In Munson’s company,
was arrested ou suspicion of murdering him, but
the Coroner's Jury found a verdict that Munson
came to his death from persistent drinking or
whisky, mid he was discharged.
INSTANTLY KILT/151).
Htwtat ni*pateS to Tht Tribuns.
Joliet, HI., March 23.—John MeAlhaln, an
employe of the Joliet Rolling-Mills, was Instant
ly killed this afternoon. Hu was in the elevator,
and stooped over to talk to some men below,
when his head came In contact with tho floor
beam, and nc was thrown from the cage with
such violence that his neck was broken. The
deceased was about IS yours of uge.
MINERS.
Special nitmiir.h to The Tribune.
K&WANiic, 111., March 28.—A. I*. Anderson
uml Nelson Johnson, miners, In thu employ of
the Lathrop Coal Company, weru Injured this
morning hy the lolling of Uio roof of thu coal
mite In which they weru employed. Mr. John
son lived hut a few hours. Anderson niav re
cover. Both men are very respectable dthscus
and have largo families.
STATE STONE-CUTTERS,
Stjfdiil to TM Tribune.
Jolibt, Hi., March 28.—Thu slouc-cuttlng
business at the Penitentiary Is now lu a nourish
ing condition. After thu failure of thu different
contractors who had thu stouu-euttors engaged,
(he Slate was obliged lu sot thu men at work or
allow them to remain idle in their cells. The
work dragged along for some time, those lu
charge doing their best until the State secured
the services of Mr. John Worthy, a practical
stone-cutter and a contractor of largo experi
ence aud extended reputation.
Under bis vigorous and able management the
work was at once systematized, and In a short
time thu entire department was on a business
basis and paying largo returns to thu State. It
is now lu a much more satisfactory condition
than ever before.
Thu work now In progress Is thu stone-cutting
for the Eastern Illinois Hospital for thu Insane,
at Kankakee. About three-fourths of this build
ing is done. Manager Worthy is now getting
out the clock-faces for the gobies of thodmereut
■wings. They are of Vermont marble, with on
upenlug of about nine feet lu diameter, aud aru
LeuutUul specimens of work.
Thu other jobs now lu hand are the Court-
House ot Cambridge, Henry County, of Au Bablo
sandstone; the Court-House at Orown-Bolnt,
Ind., of Bedford limestone; a block of cells for
the Nebraska time Beoitcntlsry, at Lincoln,
Neb., mid a church of Joliet limestone, at Lin
coln, HI. This work will give thu cutters busy
eutpiojiucnt all summer.
CRIMINAL NEWS.
Execution of the Negro Knox
Martin, at Nashville,
Tenn.
The Poplorablo Scones Usually
Attendant upon Public
Hangings.
A Front Sent Given to tbo
Vciißcnu Mother ot One
of tho Murdered.
The Falling of the Trap and Croon
ing of tho Wenches Creates
a Stampede.
A Fool Shoots a Mltlo Clrl In Trying
to Beat Back tho
Croml.
The Frankfort AssassinaMon--A
Virginia Tragedy--Other
Telegrams.
KNOX MARTIN.
Soteial J Htjntth to The Tribune.
Nashville, Tenn., March 28.—' The execution
of Knox Martin, tho colored murderer of John
Wnlttlmlcr und wife, occurred to-day in Uio
vicinity ot Saint Mary's Orphan Asylum, iu
this city, nnd not far from tho spot where Wil
liam Kelly, colored, was hanged for rape May 8,
1874. The morning opened bright and beauti
ful. No culprit beneath Uio scaffold ever faced
& more genial bud. At an early hour the leading'
thoroughfares were crowded with people of
both sexes and all conditions. Front street,
on which tho Jail is situated, was densely
thronged with people, eagerly awaiting for and
appearance of thu doomed man. As the hours
gilded by the crowd increased, until fully 2,000
lined the thoroughfare. They remained till thu
prisoner was brought out to suffer au Igno
minious death.
TUB SCAFFOLD
was made of poplar and pine, measuring six
feet high and ten square. It was erected this
morning. An Inch rope ran over the middle of
the cross-beam und back to a post on the top of
the structure. This mornlug Marlin made a
full, explicit confession to your correspondent,
strongly implicating George Berry, colored, as
ao accomplice, stating that neither ho nor Berry
outraged Mrs. Whlttlmlcr before or after the
murder, und that he only got SO cents, while
Berry got an unknown amount la largo bills.
At a few minutes before noon Martin sent for
Sheriff Price and told him ho was ready.
Ha asked Jailor Hinton to allow him
to bid his fcllow-prlsouers good-by. Hinton
readily comnllcd. Martin bade them all, forty*
seven In number, farewell. During the morn
ing ho was visited by Bisters of Mercy, whom ho
thanked for what they bad done for him. At
five minutes past noon the doomed mao, attired
In a neat black suit and plug bat, was taken
from his cell and led out to
A. LAIUIB WAGON
drawn by two dark horses. The coffin was taken
to Hie gallows at half-past 10 o’clock, so the
condemned man did not ride It, is Is usually the
cose. In tlie wagon were seated Sheriff Price,
Father Vide, Jailer Hinton, Deputy-Sher
iffs Blackman, Moore, Colten, and Price,
and the members of Hie press, guarded by
twenty-six members of the Police Department,
headed by Sergts. McCalister mm Tignor. The
wagon started for the fatal spot, followed by
Father Ryan fa a buggy und hundreds of per
sons on foot, on horseback, and In vehicles. The
procession was constantly reinforced la num
bers while on the wav, and the streets were
crowded with spectators eager to obtain a view
of the condemned. At twuuty minutes past 1
TUB SCAFFOLD
was reached, and It was with difficulty that the
guards could press the people back so that the
wagon could enter the inelosure. The vehicle
was driven near the Instrument. The murderer
was assisted out and led up the steps by
Father Vtolc. and coated In the rear of the
structure. Airs. WhltUmtcr's mother was ou
the ground, and asked to be allowed to come
near the scaffold uml witness the taklng-off.
The Sheriff granted the rcaucst, ami, accent*
pauied by other relatives of the murdered
woman, the mother took a scat In the wagon
wnleh was used to convey the murderer to the
scone of death, and witnessed all the proceed*
lugs, holding In her arms a child of the murdered
man and woman. Father Vlele conversed a few
moments with Martin, telling him to bo cool
and courageous. At 1:25 SherlffiFrko rose, at
also Martin and Father Vlolc.
TUB DBATII-WAniI.VKT
was read by the Sheriff la a low voice. At the
conclusioo, Father Vielo said Martin had noth*
lug to say. Father Vielo told Martin to kuoel,
ami, standing over him with his hand on his
head, granted absolution. The doomed man
stood up. The blackcap was adjusted. Hu was
placed on the trap, Father Vlole holding him by
the hand. The rope was placed around his
neck. Father Vielo bade Martin goud*by, the
latter responding in tremulous tones. At 1:37
TUB ItOFB WAS OUT
by Uoputy-Sbcrlft Collcn. Martin dropped four
feet. There wore a few convulsive twltchlngs
of Uio arras and all was still. When the drop fell
the negro women who were near tho scaffold
commenced singing their peculiar chants. Just
as Die drop fell a stampede occurred, ami, In
tho rash, Joseph Richards drew a pistol and at
tempted to atop the crowd, when Die weapon
accidentally went off, shooting a little white
girl through the fleshy part of the thigh. This
shot added fury to the stampede, uml people
rushed pell-mell over each other. Quiet was
soon restored, but, when Martin was cut down,
the negro women and children commenced an
other hcglra. Horses ran • away, the people
scattered in overydlrectlon, the guards present
ed fixed bayonets and kept tho crowd back, uml
Father Ryan leaned on the scaffold uml ordered
tho people to stand back. Finally, all became
quiet. At 1:52 Martin was pronounced
dead by tho County Physician.
TUB DOCTOU9.
The corpse was cut down. After thu disloca
tion was reduced, it was taken to a tent near
thu scaffold, where the work of resuscitation
was conducted by Drs. T. O. Hummers, Jr., and
U. \V. Sieger, of Vanderbilt University, to
whom Martlu had sold his body, in consideration
of a suit of clothes and refreshments. Arti
ficial respiration was commenced, electricity
and other means of respiration being
applied. A change was soon observed in thu
movement of thu eyes. Afterwards respiration
commenced, thu heart began to beat; thu tem
perature being raised several degrees, the pulsa
tions of the heart Increased to 100 per minute.
A full current of electricity being turned on.
thu corpse jumped one foot high out of the cof
tin and full back. Tbu artlilclal stimulus being
removed, the symptoms of life disappeared en
tirely. The body was taken to thu medical col
lege, where it will be dissected.
The particulars of|ibu crime, arrest, trial,
conviction, and sentence of Martin ore as fol
lows: On the 11th day of January, 1870, John
Whittlmlcr, residing In Dell's Deed, ten miles
from Nashville, visited the city with a load of
lumber and houp-polci, which ho sold, receiving
therefor about BUK), On Wednesday morning,
thu 15th, Batten, Foster, and Thomas Hulun,
neighbors, upon calling at Whlttimlcr’s house,
found no signs of animation in or around th«
building, and, upon looking at o bed In one of
the rooms, were horrified by thu discovery of
thu dead and mutilated bodies of Mr. and Mrs.
Whittlmlcr. The head and face of the former
were crushed and bruised In a terrible maimer,
while thu arm and neck of the latter wero
broken, and one aide of ber face beaten in until
the features weru scarcely recognizable, lu the
same bed lu wtdeh lay thu remains of the
murdered couple', wero two Utile children, who
THE* CHICAGO TRIBUNE: SATURDAY. MARCH 20, 1879-SIXTEEN PAGES
were sleeping the sleep of Innocence, totally
unaware of the commission of the crime that
made them orphans.
THREE AXES
were found !n the house, hut as there were no
signs of blood upon them, it was clearly evi
dent that they had not been used in tbo per
petration of the foul deed.' The nows of the
double murder spread rapidly, mid slops were
Immediately taken to ftwcuro the arrest of tho
guilty person or persons. Suspicion was direct
ed toward Knox Martin, colored, who had
worked for Whlttlmlcr, and who had been dis
charged on account of a misunderstanding,
which resulted In subsequent threats on thu
part of Martin to tho effect that he would cct
even with his former employer. About C o’clock
on tho morning tho bodies were found, Martin
crossed Glees' Ferry, and his strango manner
attracted tho attention of tho ferryman, who
observed particularly that be wore a black silk
hat and an overcoat. On Uie 10th of
January, George Bern*, a negro who was also
suspected of being concerned In the murder, mot
Martin In Nashville, mid told him that It was
reported that ho (Martin) bad killed Mr. und
Mrs. Wblttlmlcr, mid that no was gulltv.
MAHTIH TUBS AORNOWLBDOBD Ills QUILT,
and Berry departed in search of officers to ar
rest the murderer. Officer Fletcher, Uriah
Peebles, J. Rloomstcin, ami Berry went to the
house of n brother of Martin, situated In Cum
berland alley, where iMartln, tho slayer, was
discovered. Upon seeing the quartette. Martin
tried to escape, ami was pursued by Peebles,
who tired nt him. Thu bullet sped wide of Its
mark, am) wont through tho arm of n colored
girl standing near. Martin was captured and
conveyed to thu Police Station, being followed
to that place by a largo crowd, who freely In
dulged in threats ot lynching. He was after
ward removed to the Jail, lu order that ho might
bo more secure from mob violence. Upon
reaching the Jail, he made a full confession, sav
ing that ho had Imd a dispute with Whlttlmlcr
In regard to wages claimed to bo duo him, und
that
A COT.ORBD WITCH
told him that Whlttlmlcr would kill him. Ho
thereupon resolved to murder Whltllmior. mid
accordingly entered the house on the 14th of
January, and struck Whitthntcr on the head
mul face with a wagon-spoke. Mrs. Whltllmior
was awakened hr the sound of the blows, und
the ruffian then turned his attention to her. He
rained blows upon her until sbo was dead, mid
then left tlm building, taking a hat, coat, sev
oral articles of Jewelry, mid fifty cents. Ha
slept all night under a stack of hay on the
premises, mul, crossing the ferry on the following
morning, came to Nashville, where ho remained
until taken tn custody. Public feeling ran high,
mid grave fears were entertained Hint ho would
be lynched. Gov. Marks and Sheriff Trice took
prompt steps to prevent his being mobbed, lie
was removed to Gallatin, where ho remained tin*
tti the 27th of January. Ho was then brought
back to Nashville, ami, upon being arraigned,
pleaded “not guilty,” His trial was set for the
10th of February, and W. A. TUomn, H. C.
White and W. M. Hart assigned as couusct to
dofeud him.
THE TRIAL
and arrangements consumed three days, the
court-room being densely crowded all the time.
The senior counsel, W. A. Thome, a young man
of mure timn ordinary ability, and one of the
best criminal lawyers In the city, conducted the
defense, and made extraordinary efforts in bo*
half of his client, but without success, the jury
rendering a verdict of guilty of murder in the
first degree.
The defendant was sentenced to die on the
SSth of March, and received his doom without
manifesting the slightest degree of emotion,
simply shaking his head when asked If he had
aught to say why sentence of death should not
be nrunotiDced against him. Ho was remanded
to jail, mul la the afternoon was visited by Mr.
Thome, who was directed to enter a motion for
a new trial, mid, (n case ft should be refused, to
take an appeal to the Supreme Court. After
leaving the jail, Thoma was called back by or
der of Marlin, who Instructed' him to let the
law take its course.
TUB DOOMED MAN
(hen commenced to make his peace with God,
mul accordingly sent for a minister, who admin
istered spiritual consolation to him.
On the 18th Inst., Mr. Thdma. believing that
Martin was not aware of the true condition of
his situation, argued a motion' for a now trial,
which was refused by Judge Quarles. Mr.
Thoma then asked for an appeal to the Supreme
Court, mid Martin .told tiie - Court that he did
not wish to appeal. Ho took (julto a philosophic
view of Hie matter, saying Hint ho did not want
to lire for a year in a ccll,‘wtth the prospect of
being lynched la the evbnt* hb ’should appeal.
Thu prisoner was then remanded to Jail.
Berry was also arrested,”, pnd Is now confined
in Jail. It Is thought he hod Martin arrested
because he would not divide.Hic stolen property,
which was found on Martin’s person at the time
of his arrest.
THE FRANKFORT ASSASSINATION.
Rutctal Dlwalck to The mount.
Louisville, Ky., March ! '2fk— The largest
meeting of the Louisville liar oversold convened
t<Mhiy, to tako action on tlm death of Judge
Elliott, of the Supremo Dench, murdered at
Frankfort on Wednesday. The following re
marks of Mr. Martin Dijar, one of the leading
lights of the Louisville Bar, reflect the senti
ments of all who paid tribute to the dead
Judiciary. Mr. DlJur said: “The most sacred
place in our civilisation has been Invaded, and
tbc purity of our Judges Is questioned when
their independence la awed by violence. When
the heart of the final arbiter of our
rights Is to bo touched by the bullet
of n litigant, our Institutions aro on tho verge
of dissolution. Crime is epidemic. It acts like
fire. It often begins in an Insignificant volume,
uml cuds in an overpowering conflagration. Wo
must.extinguish it lu time with all our power or
It will consume us with all Its power. When
the Judge In Breathitt was killed, wo wondered
at tho audacity of lawlessness. When Judge
Elliott falls a sacrifice In tho temple of Jus*
tlcn, wo shudder at tho enormity of tho erhno.
Let us not fold our arms In awe, as wo folded
them In wonder. Lot not our Invention bo laid to
devise means of escape, but let It bo strained
to tho puolshmcot of guilt. Punish It accord*
ing to taw, and Ido not socak to Inflame the
indignation of an insulted people. No fanning
of wrath Is poccssnry. Tho magnitude of tho
offense Is best gauged by ,the almost universal
opinion Unit none but a crazy man could bavu
committed It. .Let me confess it here, Mr.
Chairman, that, In tho presence of the horror
which tho deed excited, I found a relief In tho
charily and Justice of our people, which ut once
pronounced tho act u streak of lunacy. Th?ro
was In tho consciences of our people no other
possible palliation. To tho eloquent words of
regard fur tho worth of our lamented Judge,
permit mo to add mv humble tribute. X first
became acquainted with Judge Elliott about
thirteen years ago. 1 found him genial, frank,
mul entertaining. When ho was elected to tho
Appellate Bunch, our earlier acquaintance was
renewed. My Impressions then • formed were
there Intensified. I found him au urbane uu«l
most attentive Judge, Uio same warm-hearted
gentleman whose former hilarity hud ripened
Into a genial benevolence.”
The examining trial of Huford took place at
Frankfort to-day. TJio prisoner said ho hud
no lawyer, and was not ready for trial. Hu*
then waived any further examination, and was
(ommlttcd to Jail. It Is rumored that he will
ho brought to Louisville for safe-keeping, but
the report is deemed untrue, as nob thu slight
est Indication of violence has been shown bv
the people of Frankfort. Hen. Abo Kuforu,
the turfman, famous us thu owner of King
Fisher and Nelllu (Jrur, and present owner of
Enquirer, is a brother ot thu prisoner.
A reporter says he called on thu pris
oner, and wept like a child. An
older brother, who has been at odds with thh
assassin fur years, visited him, and, lu course of
the conversation, remarked that there was no
possible excuse for thu deed. Hu naked both to
visit him frequently.
IHtmtch I" louitrUle Ommtrclal.
Fiunkpout, Ky., March 27.—A Vvinmerc'al
representative visited Duford this afternoon,
and from him learned that be was sorry he bad
acted so rasbly. Hu said:
“ 1 wish 1 hud nut spoken to Judge Elliott.”
“ W'hyf ” said the reporter.
Duford—” Well, 1 was mud then. I should
have watted.”
Ueportor—“ Had von beeu drinking!"
Buford—” Yes; I had several drluks with the
Town Marshal, Put 1 waa not drunk.”
Ueportcr—“Did you Intend to kilt the
Judge!”
Huford— u Yes; I was prepared for him. Ho
ruined my family, and was thu means of kill
ing my sister.”
Heporter—‘‘That’s why you referred to your
sister lu the letter you w rote us being assassi
nated!” • ,
Duford—”Yes; after thu first Judgment
against us io Henry County she lost $33,600,
and died soon aiterwords from grief. It killed
her, and i knew It. I spoke to Judge Elllult
about thu decision after the trial, and ho made
the must disgraceful apology, saying ho was
sorry ho hut to decide against me. 1 always
thought ho was a coward mid then I knew it.”
Ueporler—” You wrote about the disposition
of your remains lu tho letter. Did you Intend
to commit suicide I”
Buford—“ No, sir! I thought perhaps t might
not succeed lu my attempt to avenge my sister’s
death, or that eomu parties might interfere nnd
kill mo.”
Reporter—“ Did you Intend to kill Judge
M illlnm Lindsay und Judge Pryor!”
Buford—'‘Not WiUiuiu Llndsuv, Don Lind
say. 1 like tho Judge. He bun been a good
friend to mo. But I don't like Dan Lindsay.
Ho mid Pryor decided against me.”
Reporter—“ Did you intend to kill them!”
Bufor-t—“l don’t 11k«* to answer that ques
tion. If you want anything to print. Just snv
that I have no hard feelings against Judge
Gofer. I did not go to his house the night be
fore the shouting on purpose to kill him. Thu
papers made a mistake.”
Reporter—"llavo you employed counsel I”
Buford—" No. 1 don't Intend to until to
morrow.”
Reporter—" Were you really going snipe
shooting!”
Buford—" Perhaps I wos.”
Reporter—"ilow about the loaded pistol
found lu your pocket!”
Buford—" That was an accident. I always
carry those small arms about mu when nwav
from home. I did nut say that tho pistol was
to serve me if the gun failed. 1 did nut say a
heap of things Hint Hie newspapers said ( did.”
Reporter—" You had on altercation with your
brother once, did ymigiotl”
Buford—" With Henry! Oh, yes; he shot mo
In tho hand, but we made It up. 1 diet not hurt
him."
Reporter—" How about tho shooting nt tho
Lebanon fair!” %
Buford— 1 " You'mean those two fellows Hint
shot their revolvers empty nt mnf Oh, Unit
camu out alt right, i hud to put a fresh cap oo
my pistol before It would go off. X got a shot
In the lug.”
During (his conversation with the Commercial
reporter, Buford was culm und self-possessed.
Ito betrayed no emotion, and answered nil ques
tions promptly*, ilo says Hmt be Is C 4 years of
age, and .has been entirely ruined by Hie decis
ions of thu Court. Hu is not afraid to die for It.
Bald he:
“What if Dio mob bail taboo mo out lust
night mul hanged me, it would only have boon
a IKcfor n life,,mid wimt nm 11”
nimatch to Ciiuinnitu Inquirer..
Frankfort, Kv., March iir.—Thoiim? Buford
is nu altered man to-dav. After a night’s re*
lloctlon ho regrets tho occurrence, mid in an in*
tmiow to-dav said he was sorry it bad occurred.
Ho says, also, that bo wishes ho had not met
Judge Elliott, or that the Judge had gone up
tho steps of tho hotel botoro tho. fatal meet*
lug. His remorse comes too late. Ho Is of
opinion that if hu had had n little more time
tu reflect Judge Elliott would have been
alive to-dny. Ho would havu the impres
sion go out that tho assassination was tho sug
gestion of the moment, the offspring of sudden
passion, and altogether the result of on irre
sistible impulse. For a crime committed in
sadden heat mid passion, the preparation had
been most elaborate. The facts do not bear
Mr. Buford out In his presentation of the case.
His dislike of Judge Elliott and determination
to do Idm some personal Injury dales ns far
back ns 18? J, when Judge Elliott delivered a
decision In the suit against Dm interests of
Buford. After Die adjournment of court,
Judge Elliott meeting'Buford said, more out
of kindness than anything else. Dint ho was
sorry that, he hod to decide against him, hut
he was bound to Tide according to the law.
Afterward Buford meeting Judge William
Lindsay, also nu Appellate Judge, said i “ Will,
Judge, youdcclded against me, hut don’t make
any apologies like Judge Elliott.” Lindsay
answered: “ You aro.mlstakcn In Die man. 1
am not going to apologize, to you.” Buford
then said, ’* All right; come and lokoadriuk,”
but Dm Judge declined,land went bis way. Ho
was mistaken also in Judge Elliott’s apologizing
to him. Than John Mdton Elliott a man more
personally bravedid not'llve, but howusa politi
cian by habit, and to tlilil must be attributed his
attempt to smooth Buford's milled feelings.
The fact is, the man harbored ill-feeling against
every Judge that cftr.-aat In the trial of the
ease, which first began In 18M or 1870, before
Judge William I’ryotfUufn of the Henry Circuit
Court, lie says to-dtfvThat bo never Intended
to kill Judge I’ryor,4mt bo spoke diiferentiy
yesterday. Onlv twoo minutes before Judge
Elliott fell, Buford stopped Judge L’rvor at the
foot of tbo steps leodiiig.to the ladies* entrance
of the Capital . Hotel, and asked If ho
had anything ogolnst.Jjiaj. The Judge replied
that ho had not. Buford was then armed. A
gentleman standing tty Ht Diat moment, llttlo
dreaming that the mimirith his gun and hunt-
Ing-bng was contcmprnHng assassination, in
vldcd tho Judge to have a glass of cider.
Without relleellng uponUhe state of bis appe
tite hi that particular, Ihp'Judge accepted the
offer on Dio Instant, itnf \yts never more relieved
In all his life than to get* out of Die way of the
gun. for Dm man who-.avas holding It so care
, lessly over his loft nnujjflpokc with a tone and
look that meant mlscluou
iv Buford says, lunhermrtre, that the supposi
tion that he went to Judge Cofer’s residence
with tho Intention of killing him is all a mis
take. And yet, hero ojfflln Dm circumstantial
evidence is against lilm.nnilo went in the halt to
talk to Dm Judge, LedVlng las wot umbrella In
Dm hall, ho went up-stdjfj to Judge Cofer’s of
fice. After n brief conversation about the case,
mid obtaining tho opinkhl that Dm law find run
Us full course, and DiaKlbothlng remained for
him but to submit to'Die Inevitable, hu left.
Upon reaching Dm hall .lie culled out that hu
could not tell whlelr was his umbrello,
there being three on Dm stand, and two of
Diem dry. Judge Gofer Vna about to go to his
aid, when Mrs, Cuter, with mi instinctive dread
of impending danger, anticipated her husband,
and found Buford's umtif-blla for him. Toward
Dan Lindsay, who once sal as a special Judge
on Die eiiße, Buford’s animosity was manifested
openly: but that gentleman gave him tu under
stand Dint he was not ufndd of him, and when
lie gut ready to shoot somebody to come around.
Ou Tuesday be said to Jridgo Hines, Dm remain
ing Appellate Judge, “What’s Urn reason all
youJudgesnrn afraid of mul” Judge Hines
replied that he did uot know that anv of them
were afraid of him,—at anv rate ho was not.
All Dm facts go to show'tlmt the murder was
not committed In a sudden heat mid passion,
hut that It was Dm result of a long-nurtured
feeling of revenge, which'be deliberately pre
pared to gratify wbeu be found Dint be had no
more to hope for at the hands of Dm Courts.
He carefully loaded both barrels of bis gun with
twelve buckshot, and had a revolver In reserve,
ns he slated, tu use In easp Dio gup fulled him.
Tho murder was deliberately planned,
and executed with coolness. There was
nothing hasty about (t. - All was done quictlv
ami In order. Ho politely Invited Dm murdered
man to go snipe-hunting with him, ami on his
refusal Invited him to go mid take a drink wiDi
him. It Is said by some that Judge Eliott turn
ed to accompany him, without speaking, tacitly
accepting Dm Invitation. As ho turned
a ciiurgo of buckshot was tired Into his
rigid side, just above Dm hip. He fell to
Dm ground, dead. Buford says to-day Dint,
when ho looked down upon Dm face still in
death, lie felt sorry. Yesterday lie laughed. To
l>e polite, ha placed his own hat under Dm
Judge’s head, ima snld, "Hie like a man. 11
When Dm suddenly-bereaved mid weeping wlto
came running to iler husband’s side, Dm mur
derer remarked that she had coma too late, Dm
fun was aver. After Dm arrest he kissed his
gun fur the good work It had douc, mid carried
his feeling so far ns to say that “it was Dm
most ignominious game it bad ever brought
(Icn. Abo Buford, of Woodford, nod Mai
Henry Buford, of Fayette, brothers of the
assassin, came hero to-dav uml viaUcd him la
the jail, but only remained a low-momenta, both
Kolng homo on tbo lirst train. Ucn. Buford said
to the assassin; “Tom, 1 can do nothing for
you." Tom replied. “ I don’t want veil to do
anything for me. Vou can go Home,” Tbo
(leneral wept bitterly, lefttho Jail, and returned
home.
1 hero Is a rumor on tbo streets to-night that
a prominent attorney bus been engaged to de
fend tbo prisoner, and that tbo threadbare and
disgusting, but popular, plc.i of Insanity will be
entered us the defense, Judge MeManama is
expected boro to-morrow, and It is supposed
Unit bo wilt call r special term of the Criminal
Court Immediately, in order to indict Buford
mid give him speedy trial.
An Incident In the progress of tbo Buford*
(mtlirlueasu before It went to Frankfort Illus
trates still further the danger environing all
who were in any way engaged In It. W. F.
Thorne, Ksq., was one of Guthrie's lawyers, mid
one day Join Buford sunt fur him to coma to
bis room. He wont, but fortunately uu Ids way
was warned of Ids danger. Hu Is a man tlmt
fears nobody, uml went on, alter llrst arming
himself. Arrived there, Buford locked the
door. Thorne was In the romn with
u deadly enemy, and was not long in
acting. Hu pulled bis pistol by the time
Buford bad turned around, and, pointing it
close at Buford, said quietly, “Open that door
or I’ll kill you. Don't stir a hand lor any
other purpose, but open that door." The
weapon, loaded, cocked, and alined at the
breast, was there, mid tbo unmistakable de
termination wus in tbo eye. The door was
opened, ami, after some further talk of an
equally determined character by Thorne, tbo
Visit ended. Thorne bos three brothers, who
also uotiilvd Buford that if he over hurt
1 borne, they would none of them rest until
they found him and killed him. X may add
that Guthrie himself always went prepared and
watchful for any emergency.
TUB UOOTEIS TIIAOEDY.
Jiiiiml cS lo »V*is i'urk lUrohi,
IticiisiONU, Va., ilarch 2d.—Thu trial of Jolm
K. Poludexlcr fur the murder of Curtis was re-
slimed this morning. The excitement was more
Intense than nt any previous time since tho
opening, for It was understood that .Miss Isa
bella Cottrell, the unwitting and unwilling
cause of the tragedy, was to bo put on the stand
os a fitness. The determination so to do
scorns to have been arrived at very quietly, for
It has nil along been thought Hmt hath sldss
would seek to escape the mythical onus of call
hig her to thu stain). In obedience to that sense
of chivalry lu thu Virginian mind lu any case
where a lady Is concerned.
A lull succeeded as ulllho mid willowy figure,
dressed In black, about live feel three Inches lu
bight, deeply veiled over a black hat, velvet
trimmed, was led In by Attorney-General Field
nnd Mr. J. 8. Wise, counsel for the defense, ami
took her sent In the witness-stand. She removed
her veil. There was disclosed a strongly-mark
ed ami not i nexpressive face, with flashing light
brown eyes looking through heavy lashes, und
niched over . with * graceful brows. Her blonde
hair curled about her forehead ami fell In a loop
down her neck. Bhc wore plain gold earrings of
oval shape. Bho bad been sworn at the Clerk's
desk, und till questioned and requested to tell
nil sliu knew her eyes were modcstlv cast to the
floor; her heavy blue veil rested In her lap. The
witness made a good Impression on the vast au
ditory. A brief glance at the pcdlracnlal ex
tremity of thu young Indy showed a foot In
doted In Frcuch-hculed shoes Unit In classic
outlines und blucbloodcd dlmtnutlvoncss,
shapely contour nml high Instop, was entlrelv
worthy ot thu earnest but fatal admiration ot
tho unfortunate Curtis, ilcr voice was clear,
low, and sweet, anil rang out with mellow dis
tinctness.
Miss Cottrell related tho incidents connected
with her llrst visit to Elicit, Wings A Crumps’.
It was iu Jnnuury; then llrst saw Curtis; after
selecting a pair of shoes ho Insisted on assisting
her to put them on; she refused nnd did It Hop*
self; then Curtis wauled to button tho shoo,
nnd persisted till ehu repulsed Curtis’ advances,
carrying homo a pair of shoos to try them on;
on Uiu third visit ho took up the pair of boots
she took off nnd said, "what a pretty little
shoe! Certainly you have got a pretty little
footl How do you manage to walk anyhow 1”
witness answered him tartly; she detailed the
attempt of Curtis to engage her lu convorsa
& flintier efforts to look at her foot, and,
y, his squeezing of her arm while helping
her Into her carriage.
llicse annoyances were related hv witness to
John Poindexter. When he wos told of Curtis’
squeezing her arm ho became vary angry, bub
thu affair made no special Impression «n her
mind. Bho related now next day she was told
of tho shooting, by Thomas Poindexter, at
which she was very much surprised.
MURDEROUS INTENTIONS.
Bveclal Dltvalch to The Tribune.
JoiiiKT, 111., March 23.—John Utley, of Lock
port, was arrested to-day for at assault with In*
tent to commit murder. Riley. last Monday,
met a man named William Drown, between
whom and himself a feud lias existed for some
time, near the old fairgrounds, and lired at him
with a shot-gun, but fortunutelv missed his
mark. Ullev'u preliminary examination will
occur April o.
T 11.13 ONLY EVIDENCE.
St. PAon, Minn., March 23.—A Coroner’s In*
quest was hold to*day upon Kitty Rogers, who
died yesterday of peritonitis, caused by an al
leged abortion by Dr. L. M. A. Uoy. The only
evidence against him of criminal practice was
the dying statement of Die girl, and hu was not
held.
HOMICIDE.
Mattoon, 111., March 23.—Peter IToboa, a
young railroad man, instantly killed William
Wclblo .last night, In a saloon In this city, by
striking him on the head with a cnr-llnk. Wei
blo was defending a irlcml. Hobua Is under
arrest. . ,
MURDER AND SUICIDE.
TUnnisnunQ, Pa., March 28.— Hadessali
Douglass, walking with n female friend last
evening near Dauphin, was shot dead by a man
named Uayuor, who then killed himself.
MANSLAUGHTER.
San Francisco, • March 23.—Tho United
States Grand Jury havo Indicted Edward Ber
trand for manslaughter for killing the Captnlu
of the barn Mn«onl« J ln the China seas on the
14th of last November.
‘ LIFE , SENTENCE.
T.OUI3VIM.E, ky., March 28.—A special dls
patcli to the Courier-Journal says Jerry Burnett
(colored) was to-day . found gutty of murder in
the llrst degree, aml-scntenced to tlio Peulten
tlory forlllc. ;
THE WEATHER.
Omen op Tim- (jump Signal Opfiobii,
Washington, D. C., Match 20—I a. nu—lndi
cations: For Tennessee and Ohio Valley rainy,
followed by clearing weather, warm southerly
veering to colder northwest winds, followed by
rising barometer.
For the Lower Lake rcelnn ralnv, followed by
partly cloudy weather, warm southerly veering
to colder northwest winds, and higher pressure.
For tho Upper Lake region, Upper Mississip
pi and Lower Missouri Valleys clear or partly
cloudy weather, winds mostly. northwest to
southwest, stationary or lower temperature aud
pen crnjly hlphcr pressure.
Cautionary signals nro ordered for Sandusky,
Cleveland, and See. 6, Erie, buffalo.
Bper.ial Dtwateh to The Tribune,
Bloominoton, HI., .March 2d.— Ono of tho
most irlphtful thpndor storms over known hero
occurred this morning. The lightning was tcr
illlc. At Stanford several horses and cattle
were killed, mid lu Uloomlnpton a number of
trees were shattered. An enormous quantity of
ruin fell. Tho storm extended north to Juliet.
At braidwood three horses were killed.
LOCAL OnSKBVATIONS.
CUIOAOO. March 28.
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TOO Mill
:h money.
dvtcial iHimti
s* lo T*4 rmunt
Btoux C'ltr. la., Mai
alias George Nelson, V.
imcluii uml colil In a
lie ran away from homi
wlieru Ills father, Lei
wca.thy uml inlUienlli
years of schooling lu Qt
honor.
irch 9S,—Leopold Moyer,
19 years old, died of dUsl*
tculooo hero Weducadav.
10 at Jerecy CUfi N. J.,
.‘ODotd Meyor, U a very
Ittl tUlteu. He had alx
Icrmauy, graduating with
Another View nf (ho Cate.
lUmaleA (o Cincinnati (umintmai,
? NBwYoug.Mßreli27.~-lt appears that the loner
story In tufa inornUiß'a paper about cheap ana
rapid telegraphy U a paid puff for an old Inven
tion. The system whereby the company claim
to bo ablo to transmit UU.OOO words an hour
over a single wire In merely s re
adaptation of the automatic principle of D. 11.
CTalg, which was thoroughly tried some four or
live rears ago by the Atlautle & Pacific Tele
graph Company, and was at that tlmo discarded
as Impracticable. The best practical telegraph
ers call It the perforated system, and pronounce
It a humbug.
FOREIGN.
An, Alllanob Against En-I
gland Between Burnish
and China. ',
Cen. Grant to Be the Guest,
of the Great King of .* *
Slam.. 1
The Present Depression In England
Called (o tbo Attention u
of Parliament*
Bismarck’s Recent Speech on
the Alsace-Lorraine
Question.
Utterances Notable for Their Extreme
Moderation.
THE EAST.
OKN. QUANT.
T/»noN; March‘JS.—Gon. Grant will visit
Siam at tho invitation of tho King.
INDIA FINANCES.
In tho Homo of Commons last night, tho
Undor.Socrptary for India said: “ Tho Gov.
ornmont would use tho borrowing - powers
asked ns sparingly as possible, and would
endeavor to pay off whatever sum is raised
when tho circumstances aro favorable for
remitting to England."
St. Petersburg, March 28.—Tho Gazette
is informed from a trustworthy source that
tho Chinoso Ambassador has demanded tho
retrocession of Kuldja. A dispatch from
Orenburg says that tho Chinoso ore prepar
ing a demonstration against Kuldja.
OEN. GRANT.
London, March 28, —Qou. Grant and par
ty hovo orrived at Penang.
London, March 28,—A correspondent at
Rangoon says tho natives thoro believe tho
King is about to form on alliance with Chino,
Tho reinforcements promised for British
Burmah amount to 5,000 men. A man-of
war is also coming. All non-official English
residents have left Mandalay. Thoro have
been several attempts at incendiarism hero,
and ono largo firo has occurred.
INDECISIVE.
London, March 28.—A dispatch from
Lahore states that Yakoob Khan’s last letter
is indecisive. An advance of troops is im
possible before tho middlo of next month, ns
nil tho passes must bo clear of snow for
simultaneous movement on tho part of Gens.
Roberts and Brown.
Tho correspondent understands that Can
dahar will not ho annexed.
Tho Standard editorially maintains tho
belief that its news of tho failure of tho ne
gotiations is substantially correct, and inti
mates that a public admission to that effect
is not to bo expected until tho troops have
absolutely received orders to advance.
CONTRADICTORY ADVICES.
London, March 28.—1 n the House of
Commons, Stanhope, Under-Secretary for
India, stated that no information had been
received by tho Government from India that
tho negotiations in Afghanistan hud failed,
and that^j l traopaiiad
boon ordered, ns reported; "Ho*Rddod l »lH)
conld say that the infonnation to hand with
regard to Afghan * affairs did not agree with
statements published.
GERMANY.
ALSACE-LORRAINE.
Berlin, March 28. Bismarck’s speech In
tho Reichstag yesterday on tho motion in
favor of an autonomous Government for
Alsace-Lorraine was remarkable for its mod
eration. Ills denial of tho right of the prov
ince to bo represented in Bundsralh referred
to its being represented on tho same footing
ns other States. lie was quite willlug to see
it represented In a modified foyra. Ho had
boon asked why, if conscious of flaws in tho
administration of tho province, ho had not
sooner proposed a remedy. But ho thought
tho initiative should como from tho people
themselves, and, now that they had spoken
out, ho hold himself bound In all conscience
to try and moot their wishes.
Berlin, March 28. —Dr. Karmarsch, author
of tho History of Technology, Is dead.
IN THE RKICIISTAO.
In tho Reichstag to-day Deputy Liob
knoebb accused tho authorities of violating
tho Hocrooy of tho mails.
Dr. Stephan, Postmaster-General, denied
tho ohorgo.
THE TARIFF SCHEME.
London, March 26.— A Berlin corre
spondent vouches for the correctness of tho
following: According to tho present form
of tho Government’s bill, raw cotton will bo
exempt from duty. Tho whole tariff is con
siderably bolow what was expected, and by
no moans justifies tho recent scare.
/Mfn, UVnf.ltr. ‘
Fair. '
.w;cioudy.
'.lliKalr.’
...Cloudy.
.UJ,Hr. ralo.
... clear.
Mi Fair.
.at U. rain,
...Cloudy.
.. jKnlr.
GREAT BRITAIN.
THE TURF.
...clear,
.at Lt. rata.
..^Ctoar.
... Cloudy,
... Clear.
... Cluar.
. 17 Fair.
Liverpool, March I*B.— Tho groat national
6toopIo«oUaso was won by tho Liberator,
Jackal second, Martha third.
IK TUB COMMONS.
London, March 28.—The debate* on the
Zulu war wna continued in tho House of
Commons to-night, but adjourned with
out action.
...Throat’*.
.81 Clear.
...Clear.
Clean
M l.t. rain.
... Fair.
... Clear.
... Clear.
... Clear.
...:Falr.
... (hear.
...Clear.
...clear,
...Fair.
... Clear.
In tho House of Lords last night Lord
Huntley suggested that iuquiry bo made into
tho depression of commerce and agriculture.
Lord BoaoonsAold acknowledged that tho
depression of tho agricultural interest was
unprecedented, but depression was autici 7
patod when protection was abolished. It
was estimated that tho public wealth bail
diminished £80,000,000, aud tho area of land
under cultivation had diminished 1,000,000
sores. English industry and commerce, how
ever, keptwelloualovel with those of foreign
countries. They suffered only from low
prices, the cause of which was, partly, the
depreciation of silver. Lord Boaoousflold be
lieved the iuquiry suggested would bo with
out results, but possibly an inquiry os to the
change in the value of precious metals and
its effect on English industry might bore
after bo desirable.
...Clear.
...Ihmoky.
.73 H>. ruin.
... Cloudy,
... Clear.
... Clear
.OJ M. rain.
....Clear.
.<0 Fair.
,ui ciun.ir.
i...'Clear.
.IU U. rata.
.... Clour.
....‘Clear.
....:Fulr.
..lemur.
BRAZIL..
FAMINE.
New Tons, March 28.—A loiter received
bore from Brazil says 18,000 people died In
Tartalexa in December, or ono-fourtb of tho
population j that 27,000 recorded interments
were mode in two months, while a number
of bodies woro sunk in tbe i bay. In the vil
lages round about, poor people were dying
like sheep.
A horrible stench arises from tho cemeter
ies, and tbe black plague is feared.
Starving refugees applied at the barracks
for food. Tho commandant atiemoted to or
rtst (ho ringleaders, bub woo shot down.
Tour soldiers ntut several rioters wore killed
la (bo struggle limb ensued. Finally tbo
military wore driven out of tbo town, aud
tbo provision bouses sacked.
London, March 28. A dispatch from St.
Petersburg says tbo nomo of tbo man who
attempted to assaaalnato Gen. Ton Dronlelu
is known. Four Councillors of Slato, with
their wives and the son of ono of the Conn*
clllors, bavo been arrested.
TUB EXPEDITION t 6 MEHV
will consist of 3,000 men, escorting an ox*
ploring party under command of tbs Grand
Duke Nicholas OonstanUnovicb,
London, March 28. —A St. Petersburg dig.
patch says tho Cossacks of Don hove refused
to pay taxes and created disturbances.
• Geneva, March 28.—Tho question of re
establishing capital punishment mast bo re*
forrod to n popular voto.
Prune, March 28.—Tho National Oouncl
to-day Anally resolved to ndhoro to the do.
cision of tho Stale Oonnoil in favor of the
re-establishment of capital punishment.
' Pome, March 28.—' Tho Chamber of Dopn.
ties, by a voto of 211 to 88, passed tbo order
of tbo day proposed by Signor Cairoll, and
accepted by tbo Government, affirming tbo
determination to abolish tbo Grist tax. Tbo
voto is considered to show on understanding
between tho Ministry and tbo various groups
of tbo Left tending to a modification of tbs
Cabinet.
KULDJA.
London, March 28.—A Vienna, dispatch
states that six Powers hovo already adhered
in principle to tho mixed occupation of Roa
melia. It is .believed that the Hussion note
first suggesting it was not sent to Turkey.
Tho majority of tho Eastern Roumollan
Mixed Commission mado representations la
favor of mixed occupation.
BURMAII.
TRANCE.
DEAD.
Pabis, March 28. —M.,TonaUlo do Vanin*
belle, tho French historian, is dead.
St. Lodip, March 23.—A Topeka, Kqs., dis
patch says tho bridge over Soldier Creek, on tho
Kansas & Pacific Railroad, about two miles
from that city, burned at 5 o’clock this morning.
Supposed to hnvu caught from a passing cniriue.
There will bo no delay in trams after to-day.
At 8:80 yesterday forenoon a still alarm of
fire to Engine No. I was .caused by tho discov
ery of afire ufader tho sidewalk of tho News
boys’ Home. Cause, overheating a boiler.
Uomogu, nominal.
The millinery firm of Gage Bros. & Co., cor
ner Madison street and Wabash avenue, have
for sumo time past been missing largo quanti
ties of artificial flowers'and other goods, mid
nearly every ono connected with tho establish
ment has boon placed under watch. The
last ono suspected was tho designer, whose
.)lift.boa(|uola of flower.
prppiirfjdh<ira fqrjU6o,; f Slie Ims always been
requesting that a room bo set apart for herself,
claiming that other employes were learning her
trade by watching her at her work. Tho firm
were about to comnlv with her wish, when
it was suddenly broached that she might
bo tho guilty one. A watch was
set upon her. Yesterday a small
boy, who had been told to watch her throiurh a
small gimlet hole bored for tho purpose through
a wooden-partition, and just as the employes
wore about to quit work, told his employers
that tin; Madame had “ fastened a whole lot of
nice flowers under-her overskirt.” She was at
once accused - of the theft, but she
feigned she '■ could ' not understand
English, and at once made It understood
Dint she was very ill about the stomach, and
must go at once to a water-closet. Her ruse
was of course understood, and she was not al
lowed to go. She was then Invited to sit down
pending deliberations, and . she hud no sooner
■done so than It became plainly apparent that
Madame did have something concealed under
'her overskirt. A female employe was
then ordered to search her, but the Madame re
sisted until Oniccr Flynn, of Central Station,
was called in, and she was compelled to submit.
Fully SSO worth of fine flowers were found upon
her. She was then taken to tho Central .Sta
tion, ns was also her husband, who has been
employed upon piecework In the same depart
ment ns hts wife. They registered as Jeau
Baptiste Dclnncau and Mathllde Dclaneau.
They hod hut little to say, but on their way to
tho Armory Jean conversed with the policeman
who accompanied him, and said he had fre
quently warned his wife not to curry oil a single
flower from her work-shop, but she Insisted
upon doing otherwise. This was said
in French, as neither are able
to speak English, at least they so pretend. Tim
couple came to this city about a year ago. and
have been employed ever since by the Gaga
Bros. She received for her work SBO per week,
and ho was making from sl4 to $lB per week.
They have no ono to support but themselves,
and It was simply their "greed for wealth that
prompted the peculations. During the eveuing the
police searched their apartments In the second
floor of the building No. 272 North Sangamon
street, and there found concealed fully SI,OOO
worth of artificial flowera and other goods, all
neatly done up In parcels with tissue
paper. There were two caudle-boxes filled
aluuo with spools of tho wire used la
making the Bowers, and there were any number
of models and other goods from the workshops.
In view of the complete evidence against them,
It is probable they will plead gulltv and tax*
whatever sentence may be awarded them.
DEAD.
Cincinnati, March 23.—Some little excite
meet was occasioned at tho meeting of the
Catholic priests of this diocese last eight, for
the purpose of perfecting plans lor the relief
of Archbishop Purcell, by the announce
ment that Frank Orever, Charles Stew
irt,, and Thomas Scanlan had been an
pointed by .the Archbishop a committee to
receive all charitable contribution! to pay the
diocesan debt. Thia appointment was under
stood to moan that tho Committee appointed
by the priests was to be completely lenored,
and It caused a bitter discussion. In which
Father Callaghan, of the Cathedral, who was
supposed to be at the bottom of ibis appoint
ment, was denounced bvliorman priests es
pecially* The meeting Anally adjourned with
out taking any united action upon the matter la
hand.
( Ddduqub, 10., March 23.—Walter Masson, &a
old settler of Dubutjuo County, died st Hock
dale to-day, ageg 70 years.
- Joi.ibt. ill., March 83.—The lion. W. A.
Steel, ux-Mayur of this cltv, died at hU residence
Mil Scott street about 8 o’clock lids evening o{
paralysis of tho brain, oared 49 vears. Deceased
settled lu Joliet In 1857, and has been promi
nently iduntllled with the business Interests uf
this city over since, and to his liberality, energy,
and enterprise much of its progress is due. Mr.
Btcol was a native of UUlrsvillo. Fa., and was
four times elected Mayor of this city. Thu
funeral* services will bo conducted by the Ms
souju fraternity, of which he was an houoicd
member.
Cincinnati, 0., March 23.—Under a claim for
taxes due !u 1870 from the Full man Car Com
pany, bilkers this afternoon levied on the pal
sco-car(,Kai)awba, standing on a side-track on
the Ohio As Mississippi Hoad, and removed
ihcrefroftf the heeding, towels, carpets, chairs,
and oil tl)e movable goods, which were taken to
the Court-House. There stilt remain uncollected
the tuxes fur 1377 and 1373, which, it is said,
will be collected iu the same manner.
JIUBSIA.
TUB NIHILISTS.
DIBTORDAHCR3.
SWITZERLAND.
CAPITAL PUNISHMENT.
ITALY.
IK PARLIAMENT.
TURKEY.
THE PROPOSED JOIST OCCUPATION.
FIRES.
BRIDGE BURNED.
CHICAGO.
DISHONEST EMPLOYES.
ARCHBISHOP PURCELL
OBITUARY.
Spte*al DUfjQtoh to Tht Tribune
COLLECTING TAXES.

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