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VOL. XXXIII.—JNO. 92 WHICH WILL GET IT? The Rivalry for the World's Fair Site. THE EMPIRE CITY'S CLAIMS Ably Championed by Chauncey M. Depew—Chicago's Cause Quite as Well Pleaded. lAsr.oclated Presa Dispatches to the Hkbald. | Washington, January 11.— Chicago and New York representatives today presented their claims for the location of the World's Fair before the Senate special committee. Mr. Depew was the first speaker for New York. After allud ing to the Paris Exposition and the meagerness of the American exhibit there, he said: "Now it becomes our necessity to hold an exhibition of the United States, which shall be so broad in its character, so international in ite invitations and hospitalities, that all people who can produce, who have ma terials, or who want opportunities for trade, shall come here with their pro ducts to exhibit, and see what we can do. If our friends from Wash, ington, Chicago and St. Louie would dismiss from their minds the local prejudices and local ambitions which they have, and would fix their eyes and impartial judgment on the question, they would say if a fair in Great Britain was to be held at Man chester, Birmingham or Liverpool, great cities, it would be a failure, and they would not g*o. They would say that if a fair in 1< ranee would be held in Marseilles or Lyons, groat cities, they would not go. Now I take it there is no discussion as to what is the metropolis of this coun try ; I meau ita financial and commprcial metropolis. New York is certainly the metropolis of the United Srates." Depaw said he had been interested in the circle theory presented by St. Louis and which seems a novel method of duplicating and reduplicating the popu lation of the United States. A center of 100 miles from Peekekill, N. V., includes the Hudson with ira unequaled cities includes the metropolis; and jet Peeks kill is not here as an aspirant for this fair on the circle theory. Within the limits of what constitutes the city of New York, Jersey City, etc., you have three Chkagos. Eight million of popu lation in the vicinity could visit the fair at New York for a sum of not more than $2, and from that down to five cents. On the transportation problem he said depended largely the succees of the fair. Two hundred thousand wishing to go home from Bt. Louis or Chicago, could not disperse at the rate of more than 25 - 000 per hour, and this would take eight hours, and the next day the fair would ciooß. JSow xorK cjuirf aißtrionte the crowd more rapidly than was done in Paris. Chicago and St. Louis had a memorial fund of $4,000,000 each; New York, a collective assessment of $5,300,000. 'a bill was now ready to be presented to the New York Legislature, authorizing the expenditure of $10,000,000, which would pass without a dissenting voice. The Paris exhibition had cost about $10,000 000, and this one would cost at least $12,000,000. Unless there was that much money in sight the fair would, he said, be a failure. "Washington is unequaled in avenues and in public buildings, and we admit it. St. Liuis has Rgo, she has also an unequaled posi tion iv the great valley of tho Mississippi, and w.i admit what she is, and what she promises to be. Chicago is the most phenomenal development of urban pro gress the world has ever seen; we admit it, not only in all that constitutes a great central and commercial metropolis, but also in arts and culture. Tnis we admit, and still we claim Naw York city is the great repre sentative city of America. New York has no sectionalism, no jealousies. If the Government should today appropriate to every fam ily in the United States the money which would carry them to one place, with the distinct understanding that they could select no other, the vote, with a unanimity unequaled in the expres sion of desire, from Maine to the Gulf, from the Atlantic to the Pacific, would be, ' Take me to New York.'" Ex-Congressman Bourke Cockran, of New York, then addressed the commit tee. He reviewed at length the transporta tion possibilities of the competing cities, and said New York was the only city in the Union that could possibly accommo date the crowds that must make tbe ex position a success. The ono hundred and fifty thousand people who would vijit the exposition every day would not be noticed on the streets of New York. In conclusion he said that New York was willing to leave the decision cf the ques tion to the calm, unbiased judgment of the committee and of Congress. The committee then took a recess to allow the membera to attend the funeral of Judge Kelley in the House. When the committee reassembled the room was aeain crowded to ita fullest capacity. The Chicago delegation had front seats T..e first speaker of the afternoon was ex-Senator Warner Miller, who with James Wood, President of the New York State Agricultural Society, closed the CHICAGO'S CAUSE. Mayor Cregler's Statement of Hia City's Claims. The first gentleman to present the claims of Chicago was Mayor Cregier, of that city. "We are here," he said, "be fore you today as citizens of a common country, representing a great western city, deeply in earnest that this great ex position which is designed to be held in 1892, to commemorate the discover* of this hemisphere by that intrepid nav igator, Cnristopher Columbus, shall be a success. I say they are deeply interested in it, and deeply in earnest in the belief that it ought to be held in the far West. [Ap plause J I represent in some measure the people of Chicago, who, while that it . ' nited in the de sire 'hat wherever this e>> ,rever in the wisdom «. .it shall be as- Bignsd, no. * wanting on their part to make it entirely successful, and they will endeavor to add their mite to make it comport with the dignity of this grand and progressive nation. [Ap plause.] There is no rivalry between the Em pire City of America, New York, and the Empire City of the West, Chicago. Her people are actuated by higher and nobler motives. She desires the great est good to tbe greatest number. We accord to the Empire City of New York all and everything she claims. But, Mr. Chairman, Senators, gentlemen, there is a new empire and a new gateway lying on the other sidß of the Alleghany moun tains. We recognize the grandeur and greatness of the city of New York, and her ability to do all that may ba de manded; but that does not mean that the second grand city in population, commerce and manufacturing import ance doea not possess like character istics. We think, in Chicago, we cun mac every demand required by this great ex position, and are very earnest thati shall be held in the great West—tha sphere of advanced civilization out o wnich are to grow the arts and sciences as the offspring of this progressive em pire. We do not forget to accord to St Louis like requisites. We acknowledge all, but in doing so we ask that you shal not detract from this marvel of the nine teenth century, Chicago. New York has been growing and maturing two hundrec years. Chicago had been growing from the time the city was named only fifty three years, when that fifty-three years was wiped out by the most terrible calamity that history records. Since then she has recuperated, and resus citated by a power to will and new blood, ib new only thirteen years old,| and you Senators, and you people from abroad everywhere in this country, cannot deny your pride that such a thing oc curred under the benign influence of this groat Government. She stands boldly, claiming the right of your'consideration.' Kernember the thousands of square miles that lie on the other side of the Alleghany mountains; remember the great chain of lakes; remember St Louis, the mistress city of the world's greatest river. Lst New York not forget that she must denend for her future pro gress, not altogether, but largely, on the fertile West. Remember that this young giant of the West is constructing a grand waterway to the South west; that she has undertaken that stupendous work ■ aud will any man from St. Louis or from this beautiful capital say that a city that is able to cope with and find means to carry on that work shall have set aside her claims for this great exposition?" "Chicago wants this exposition; she is ready to meet every requirement. The West must be noticed, and it ia without presumption that I speak for sixteen sovereign Stitea of the West." MR. BRYAN'S Altl.l '11.VI. A namorous Cresentment ol tbe JLaice City's cause. Thomas B. Bryan was tbe next speaker. After referring in a hnmorons uiauuoi luiTcn Turn d uihiuib, aim inr. Depew, ho proceeded to argne that of all the large cities, Chicago had the coolest, the most comfortable and pleasant climate, and that she bad un equaled railroa d facilities and accorcmo dations. No other city was equally accessible alike far the bulk of the ex hibits and for visitors. The gentlemen from New York could-make beautiful pictures of their sites, while the poor Chicago people must contend themselves with building a shaft of truth and pedestal of facts. Could aDy honest, fair-minded, dispassionate man say the site selected by New York was the proper site ? The truth was, the site was not the right location for a World's Fair. It had phyaici&l obstructions; it >vns uneven; it would require a vast ex penditure of money to tear down build ings ;it required vast Bums to blast its rucks; it n-quired dynamite to blow up the constitution of the Btate in order that it might be occupied. Chicago had thousands of acres at the disposal of the fair, not a house to buy, not a cubic yard to level; throughout the length and breadth of the land could not be found any city of adequate resources and population that could present to the Congress of the United States such plans and such adapt ability of ground for the purposes of a grand exposition, as could the city of Chicago, within ten minutes of her hotels, which teemed to have been made and left unoccupied for this express pur pose. The farmers of the country, by an overwhelming majority, wanted Chicago, and when he said this he spoke advis edly. The agricultural journals wanted the fair in Chicago, because in the mag nificence of New York's appropriation, it had appropriated ten acres for an agri cultural exhibit. Why, one single, high mettled animal of the West would paw the earth and snort his contempt at such a pitiable appropriation. Ten acres! what, for the vast domain of America, South America and Mexico as well? Ten acres! (Laughter ) The great majority of the people in this country had said Chicago. New York owed nine-tenths of her greatness to the West. To be sure sho bad sent her money to us, but she had got high interest for it; it had been returned to help fill ber coffers. Her merchant marine was made glorious by the prod ducts of tbe vast western empire. The dependence of the West upon New York was nothing as compared with the de pendence of New York upon the West. In the interest of the entire country, Chicago was for the West and the West was for Chicago. The World's Fair would be a curse to New York, and many New Yorkers knew it, because they had told him so. [Laughter.] The gentle men knew in their hearts that it would be a curse, because they knew New York was unequal to tbe occasion. The ca pacity of her roads' and hotels was already overtaxed. He pleaded not for Chicago, but for tbe West; for the miner, the agriculturalist, manufacturer, lumberman. The West had a claim; it was now her turn. She waited patiently and long. Referring to Depewfcj speech, Bryan sai' Depew never opened his mouth but that he revealed a rich casket of gems of wit and wisdom, but as they rolled out this morning he wished they could be cbauged into blocks pf marble, and then tbe Goddess of Liberty might have had a pedestal, and her eyes would not have grown weary looking forthe promised Washing ton trinmphHiit arch and the Gr»i>' mnioent. [Laughter.] There wasone thing New York lacked that Chicago had—atte lacked public spirit, and public SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 12, 1890. spirit was the concentration of patriot ism. CHICAGO'S **• IL.ITIES. Her Ability for itcowmodatluf tbe world's Fair Visitors. E. T. Jeffrey, of Cnicago, said the task had been allotted to him of endeavoring to show in some detail the ability of Chicago to satisfactorily and in a proper manner conduct the exposition. The first requisite was a financial basis; and he presented a certificate of the Execu tive Committee, certifying that five mil lion dollars had been subscribed in aid of the enterprise. He had prepared list of the estimated receipts and expen ditures of the exposition, showing tha the receipts from subscription, sale o privileges, admissions, sale of materia after the close of the exposition, etc. would amount to about $14 000,000; the expenditures the same, divided: Build ing and preparation of grounds, $7,000, 000; administrative and other expenses $3,000,000; contingent fund, $4 000,000. As regards the site, he proceeded to direct the attention of tho committee to the extent of Chicago and the number of parks which might be utilized for the proposed fair. There are 165 square miles within tbe limits of Chicago, and a population of over 1,100,000. He spoke of Lake Front park and others in the city, all connected by a boulevard system, and comprising in the aggregate more than two thousand acres. Over nine hundred acres were in Jackson anc Washington parks, within half a mile of each other, and connected. He spoke o the great number of railroads (twenty four) centering in Chicago and having their terminals there, and said no other city in the world had within its limits such a complete, well codv oreheaslve system of railroad'commurii cation. Jeffrey spoke of the ability of Chicago mechanics and artisans to manage the work, and mentioned that eighty-nine buildings had been constructed in Chi cago that occupied a street frontage of hfty five miles, He gave statistics regarding the im mense business done in Chicago in flour grain, live stock, etc, and declared that Chicago was the headquarters of the greatest steel rail mill in the world. As to transportation facilities, there are at present 850 passenger trains arriving and departing daily in Chicago. The twenty four railroads terminating there aggre gate 54,411 miles, and with their tribu tary lines added, 70,000 miles, and said thia eatabliahed the fact that there were more milea of railroads resting in Chi cago and tributary thereto, than were tributary to any other city on the face of the globe. There were more tons of freight ar rived in, shipped out of and passing through Chicago, by rail and wafer, than in any other city in the world. Aa '<> the lake commerce, he said, in the uw :bor of vessels arriving and clearing, Chicago was the firat port in the United Statea, and in tonnage the second. Laet year 22,190 vessels arrived and cleared, wit: a tonnage of 8,900,000 tons. Aa to her facilities for handling passengers within Chicago, Jeffrey pointed out the routes making an aggregate of 115 miles, and he s«,id eiehty-nineof these Hues carried 163, --000,000 passengers, annually an average of 446,000 a day. The s'esm railroads of Chicago could move 2,670,000 every day for eighteen hours. The steamboat lines could move 17,000 par day to and from other parts, and the excursion boats ply ing between some of the parks and center of the city 155,000 a day. Jeffry spoke of the great agricultural and other wealth ot the States surround ing Chicago. He had not found in Europe any objection on the part of exhibitors to go to Chicago. TBE DfcAU SI'A'I'HSJIAN. Funeral of Mr. Keller In the Hall of Bepresentaiives. / Washington, January 11.—Long be fore the hour of noon today the galleries of the House of Representatives were filled with spectators, anxious to do honor to the memory of a man who had for so many years been prominent in that body. A few moments before the House was called to order, tbe members of ihe Senate, without formal announce ment, entered the chamber and quickly took seats in the body oi the hall. A sabls covered bier stood in front of the Clerk's desk, and a handsome floral tribute was placed near it. At 12:10 the officiating clergymen, Drs. Butler and Cuthbert, entered the hall, reading the beginning of tbe burial ser vice. They were followed by the com mittees of the Senate and the Hout-e having charge of the ceremonies, and amid a solemn hush tbe magnificent casket containing the remains of William D. Keliey was placed on the bier. The family of the deceased were then escorted to scats provided for them close to the casket. The burial service was read by Dr. Butler and prayer was offered by Dr. Cuthbert. Dr. Butler then read the fifteenth J chapter of Paul's First Epistle to the Corinthians, and followed his reading by prayer. Tbe benediction was delivered Iby Dr. Cuthbert, and then slowly and (sadly tho committees escorted the re -1 mains from tbe chamber which had 1 known Mr. Kelley so long and so well. The Senators having left the chamber, on motion of Mr. Bingham, of Pennsyl vania, the House, as an auditional mark of respect to the memory of the de ceased, adjourned. THE I'AK.ll KB SPfiAKS. The National Urange Would Like Some Protection. Washington, January 11. —Before the Ways and Means Committee, today, Alexander Wed burn, of Alexandria, Va , appeared as the represents live of tbe Legislative Committee cf the National Grange to demand equal protection of the farmer with steel, iron and wool manufacturers. He wanted equal legis lation and protection of farmers by means of bounties. Cornelius Morrison, of New York, representing the Importers of brewers' rice, protested against any in crease of the present duties. ■ ) ■>< Mute Prevented.. Charlottesville, Va., January li - lt having been rumored that a mob would attempt to take a negro named Musco, charged with murder, from jail and lynch him, the Mayor of the city called out the Monticello Guards last night, who did duty at the jail. The military are still on duty tonight, and all is quiet. The w. V T. 11. Chicago, January 11.—The annual r-port ol the National W. C. T. U. shows a total membership tor 1889 of 144,348. a g«iu of 3 821 over the raemberehip oi 11888. CABLE FLASHES. Funeral of the Late Empress Augusta. BOHEMIA'S POLITICAL FACTIONS. The Question of Dominance Between Czechs and Germans—King- Alfonso Improvinsr. [ 4ssoclated Pregg Dlinatohes to the Hkbald 1 Berlin, January 11.—Public attention was concentrated today upon the funeral of the Empress Augusta, to the ex clusion of all other topics. The final ceremony of the funeral service was like the other parts, all planned to be the repetition of the funeral of Emperor William. The way was lined by troops and by various trade guilds, by students, by members of veteran societies, and so on, and behind these thronged thousands of silent sympathetic spectators. The ecclesiastical services, as well as the military part of tho scene, was a repetition of the honors paid to the renowned husband of the deceased. Th£ Emperor laid upon the coffin a mag nificent palm branch, with long white ribbons bearing tho imperial arms and crown in gold. Prince Bismarck sent a large wreath surrounding a cross of vio lets. Auiong ihe many anecdotes now made public in regard to tho dead Empress is one that in sending a gift to a distressed widow, she was told that the woman's husband was a socialist, and she said: I do not care what political opinions the man had; I only remember he left a hungry family." Today the House in TJnter den Linden was draped with black, and the lamps are shrouded with crape. It is expected that the conference of the Bohemian, German and Czech par ties will end today. The delegates are reticent respecting the proceedings. Tne Germans hold that Count Taafe has asked them to help him solve an insolu ble problem against themselves. In Bo hemia there are 2,000.000 Germane, and 3,000,000 Czecha. The Germans stand in that country in a stronger position than the Uletormen in Ireland; yet Taafe has ignored them for ten years and given the reina to the Czechs. He now finds that in this he has not even pleased the Czecha themselves, yet he now asks tbe Germans to help him out of his dilemma by making further con cisions for the sake of peace. This they bold to be absurd politica. The Germans accuse Count Taafe of trying to make all Bohemia a Czsch country, and in consequence of the success of the North in that direction, tbey say German imperial patriotism is disap ppiQtU>s*_.Oji,UiftMhar tundth«rjifK!h« be tbe innocent and helpless victims of persecution, and intimate that this is not the first they have heard of the exclusive virtue of that race. They accuse the Germans of endeavoring to eradicate from the country the Czech language and institutions, and whatever else may stand in the.way of German domi nation, and assert they themselves have had fair play in the conflict only since Count Taafe has been in office. They do not dispute the full right of tbe Germane to use their own language in districts oc cupied by them, but they hold that Bo hemia should be independent aa Hungary is, and claim the Emperor should re organize their national righta and privi leges by being crowned King of Bohemia at. Prague, aa the Emperora formerly were. The Commandant of Berlin officially denies the story that when the password was given on New Year's Day the Em peror formally addressed the officers re garding the smokeless powder, magazine rifles, and so forth. Alfou*» Hal lying-. Madrid, January 11. —The condition of tii" King this morning was more fa vorable. He slept at intervals during 'he night. A special mass for the recov ery of the Kiog was celebrated at 2 o'clock this morning in the private chapel of the palace. A bulletin issued at 2 o'clock this after noon stated that the condition of the King was tranquil, and that there was no sign of a relapse. Later —The King passed a quiet day, without fever. The latest bulletin is that prostration continues, but he shows more animation at intervals. There is a censorship of telegrams, and none are allowed to pass but those that give short official bulletins. This is done to pre vent a panic in the provinces. The Gov ernment has telegraphed all provincial and colonial authorities to exercise great vigilance in regard to possible repub lican movements, and to repress them promptly. Ttie Cxar'i lioad Intentions. St. Petersburg, January 11.— The budget statement concludes as follows: In accordance with the wishes of the Czar tbe budget of 1890 provides for no increase of taxation, and imposes no fresh burdens upon the people. In making these dispositions His Majesty has given fresh proof of his unalterable resolve to continue his efforts to maintain peace, honorable to Russia, and to maintain order, that all plans made by His Ma jesty to develop the resources of the country and increase the welfare of the people may be carried out without im pediment. Auguata'a Funeral. Berlin, January 11. —Tbe funeral of the Empress Augusta took place here to day. The weather was bright. Court Chaplain Koegel delivered an oration in the chapel of the Schloss, where the re mains were lying. A New Vauderbllt Art Treasure London, January 11.—One of the Vanderbilts of New York has purchased from the Earl of Dudley the famous picture '.'The Grand Canal of Venice." The [price paid for the painting was j Balled Southward. ZJnzibar, January 11.—The Britiah c quddron, which has been assembling in the* waters for several days, sailed soutji today. j *ar»«i, mil tile "Thunderer," j Li.NDON, January 11.—Iu the libel suit ! bMWki by Parnell against the Time* the M oon has refused the Times' appeal against answering an interrogatory re garding the circulation of the Timet at the time of the publication of the article of "Parnellism and Crime." The Court, however, allowed the appeal of the Timet against disclosing the "names of the par ties from whom it received the informa tion on which the articles were based. The Marquis of Hartlugton Ailing. Lonoon, January 11.—The Marquis of Hartington is dangerously ill at Horton Hall, in Norfolk. He had been the guest of Baron Hirsch for a week, and caught cold while shooting. It has de veloped into congestion of the lungs. The possibility of the death of the Mar quis of Hartington at tbe present time gives rein to speculation, and is the sen sation of the hour in the political woild. Marine Intelligence. Baltimore, January 11.—Caspian, from Liverpool. Bremerhaven, January 11.—Aller, from New York. Queenstown, January 11.—Etruria, from New York. I A mhlllat Tragedy. Moscow, January 11.—While engag ing in leading a raid on a Nihilist club in this city, the Chief of the Secret Police was shot by a woman named Olga Charenko. The woman then committed suicide. j Cold Weather In Canada. Toronto, Ont., Japuary 11.—The rail way travel in Canada is delayed by snow. The mercury today is reported from various points as ranging 30 de grees below zero. Belfflan Strike* Extending. I Brussels, January 11.—The strike U extending at Charleroi. The strikers threaten tne men at wok, and it is re ported the use of dynamite has been at tempted. A BOGUS FAILURE. A Chicago Firm Charged With Sc* cretins: Assets. Chicago, January 11.—Twelve credi tors appeared in Judge Collins' court this morning, representing unsecured creditors for $200,000 of Duimel Bros., tol protest against the proposed order allow ing the receiver to sell $23 000 worth of manufactured goods now in the ware house of the firm. Lawyer Meyer boldly declared that the failure was a swindle He said: ''In September, '88, the firm made a sta'ement that their assets ex ceeded their liabilities by $200,000. To day their liabilities are $300,000, bat what their assets are no one knows. They have lately invested extravagantly in fine homes, and I have positive infor mation that they bave secreted large quantities of goods in their warehouses." Judge Collins directed the firm to sub mit to an examination before the master in chancery, and told the lawyers to pre pare injunctions against warehouse com panies. AN IOWA PROHIBITIONIST Expresses Her Views on the situa tion in that State. Foster, Jfreeiclent ot tne lowa Women's Christian Temperance Union, passed through Cbicsgi today on her way East. In an interview sbe said: "Tbe lowa Union, though still technically auxiliary to the National Society, is not in bar mony with the partisan policy of the National Union, and will at the next an nual meeting sever its auxiliary connec tion. The vicissitudes of the last lowa election cause some apprehension among Prohibitionists that the State prohibition law may be repealed. There is, how ever, no responsible ground for these ap prehensions. The Prohibition Conven tion just held in Dcs Moines was the largest and most enthusiastic ever held in the State." Mrs. Foster expressed the belief that Senator Allison would be re-elected, and asserted that no man in the State was more popular than he. A New Oil Syndicate. Naw York, January 11—The Sun says: A combination is being made be tween some of the principal oil producers of Pennsylvania and the owners of for eign capital, for the purpose of con- Mructing new pipe lines between the oil fields and the coast. The movement is the most important in tbe oil industry which has been attempted since the Standard Oil Company secured its mo nopoly of pipe-line transportation. It contemplates the purchase outright of wells valued at $10,000 000, the con struction of competing pipe lines, and a combination of many of the principal producers who do not want to sell their wells. Killed in a Gambling; Bouse. Spoxane Falls, Wash., January 11. — H. McCoossin, bstter known as "Big Mac," was shot and killed by Harry Baer, one of the proprietors of the largest gambling house in the Northwest, at an early hour this morning. Baer was in the act of ejecting a man from his house, when he was assaulted by "Big Mac." The Coroner's jury were in session all the afternoon, but adjourned this evening to Monday. Baer was taken before the Police Judge, bnt was released on |2,500 bonds, pend ing examination. A Block Burns. Denver, Col., January 11.—A tele gram from Silverton, Col., says that the block of buildings on tbe east side of Green street, between Thirteenth and Fourteenth streets, with the exception of Hempill Bros, and Lowenstein'e store, was burned this morning. Loss, $20,000; insurance only $800. The fire started in the unoccupied Grand Central hotel, and is supposed to have been in cendiary or from the carelessness of some tramp. The Anderaonvllle Hangman. Bloomington, 111., January 11.—Hon. I. H. Pike, a member of the Legislature, denied today the story that E. W. Nich ols, who died yesterday at Springfield, Mass., was the hangman of the Union prisoners at Andersonville convicted by their comrades of stealing food. Pike says Leroy Key, cf the Sixteenth Illinois cavalry, who died in Springfield, 111., several years ago, banged the men, and that they were six, and not ten, in num ber. Pike was one of the guards that kept order during the hanging. There la No Bolt. Columbus, 0., January 11.—There have been no new developments today relative to the alleged Senatorial boh which has been in contemplation look ing to the defeat of Brice. A large num ber at Democrats Lave been interviewed and thuy express the opiuion that there will be no bolt. FIVE CENTS HOUNDING PARNELL. An Effort to Down the Irish Leader. THB STOEY TOLD BY SHEBIDAN. Tom Brennan, of the Land League, Besponsible for the Statement. A Witness Made to Order. I Associated Frew Dispatches to the Herald. Denver, Colo., January 11. — The News, today, published a five-column special from Omaha, purporting to be an interview with Thomas Brennan, who was the first Secretary 0 f the Land League in Ireland, and one of the few men in the United Stateß who knows thoroughly and enjoys the confidence of all leaders in the league movement in Ireland. Brennan furnishes the history of a case which shows how the London Timet was trying to manufacture P. J Sheridan into a witness against Parnell before the London Commission. He a'so explains tbe cable messages sent to himself and Alexander Sullivan on May 6,1889 from Michael Davitt at Paris, and which Dr.McCapey attempted to give significance with the disappearance of Dr. Cronin. He said: "On the day mentioned I received a cablegram from Paris, un signed, but which I believed was from Davitt, informing me that some person on this side had offered to go to London evidence on behalf of the Times to the Parnell Commission, and that mcnay had been sent by the Timet people to Chicago and to Pueblo, Colorado, and asking nlB to consult Patrick Egan on the subject. On May 7th Egan came into my office in Omaha, where we had a long consultation as to who the parson was who was going to turn traitor. On May 6th and 7th the Chicago and Omaha papers contained articles announcing the disappearance of Dr. Cronin. We at once suspected him, and sent men to New York to watch the vessel which sailed on the 12 th, but nothing was found out. Soon after this a messenger came from Davitt, who said that Sheridan waa tbe man the Times attempted to get. We then felt at ease, as we had perfect con fidence in Sheridan, and knew that noth ing could tempt him to go over. "Now for Sheridan's part of the story, which I declare is true. It is as follows: On October 15, 1888, a man came to my ranch in Rio Grande county, Col., and introduced himself as the agent cf tbe London Timet. He said that he had been sent over by Jos9ph Soames, attor ney for the Times, to see if I would come to London and testify on behalf of that newspaper before the Parnell Com mission, and that he was prepared to gave his Dame as J. F. Kirby, and after some further conversation I was re quested by him to name any price. •'Will the Times give me $100,000 to do this thing?" I asked him. Kirby replied: "Yes; providing yoar evidence is satisfactory, yon will be paid tbe amount one hour after your examina tion closes." . 'What will you consider satisfactory evidence?" I enquired. "Tbe Times people want evidence to the effect that Parnell was a party to the Phceuix park murders, if not that he was the instigator of them, and your evidence to that effect will be satisfactory to my friends and secure for you the for tune you name and the fullest protection of the Government." "Is the Government aiding the Times in defrnving the expenses of the commis sion?" I enquired. "Not as a Government, butas individu als, I presume they are," he replied. "What guaranty will I have that your people will pay this money in the event of my evidence proving satisfactory ? ' I asked. "Before you leave tbe country," he answered, "Joseph Soames will cable a draft to any bank that we may agree upon in New York or Chicago in favor of your wife or whoever else you may name, the same to be paid over as soon as your ex amination closes, provided it is deemed satisfactory." "Well, I guess I don't care for the voyage, anyhow," I said. "Could not I give my evidence in this country before a sub-commission ?" "Yes; but you cannot hope for the protection here you would get in Lon don," he replied. We then debated at some length the question of giving evi dence before a sub-corn mission in thiß country, and I ultimately led him to be lieve that I would give my evidence be fore a sub-commission, as such evidence would make it possible for me to live in my present home. A provision was to be made for my wife and family by an advance of £10,000 to my wife by a mort gage on property in Colorado. "I then suggested tbe advisability of my being posted on whatever evidence of importance was to be given by other witnesses, in order that mine should be corroborative, or at least not contra dictory. In reply he said that a series of questions and the answers required to them would be prepared by Soameß as soon as he (Kirby) got back to London, after which he was to return here and perfect bis arrangements with me. The original of this statement, with all the letters and telegrams, were forwarded to Davitt June 3,1889." Brennan concluded by saying that Sheridan kept Kirby waiting for him until so late a date as tbe last ten days of Sir Henry James' speech, which was prolonged in the hope that Kirby would be able to keep his promise and deliver Sheridan at the last moment aa a witness for the Times. Prohibition Holds. Topkka, Kan., January 11.—The Su preme Court has rendered a decision to day in tbe case of the State against W. W. Fielker, sustaining tbe prohibitory law. The case was brought to test the question of the sale of liquor in original packages trans sorted from another State to a point in Kansas. English Bondholders Anxious. Richmond, Va., January 11..-Gover nor McKinney Bent to the Legislature today a letter from the London holders of Virginia Btate hoods urging renewed effort to adjust claims. The Governor advises tbe Legislature to stand by tbe Riddleberger bill and its amendments.