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War In Alfelianlstnn nnd
( marck for tlio
Cznr'it Coronation.
Calcutta, May 11. A fight has occurred
between tho forces of tlio Ameer of
Afghanistan and Shinwarris, resulting in
tho defeat of the latter, with 200 killed.
Rome, May 11. Archbishop Croko has
sent a communication to Cardinal Jacobini
maintaining that his conduct in relation to
tho agitation iu Ireland has been perfectly
regular, and that his object is not to stimulate
revolt, but to obtain for tho pcoplo
right and justice.
Dublin, May 11. It is stated hero that
further rovelations have been mado by an
informer covering several missing points
in tho evidence against Sheridan and others,
and intended to prove that tho idea of
tho Invinciblcs originated among the prisoners
in Kilmainham Jail and at a timo
when members of Parliament nnd other
leaders wore confined there.
"Dublin, May 11. Edward O'Brien,
Thomas Doylo and Edward McCaffrey, recently
indicted for conspiracy to murder,
were arraigned this morning. O'Brien and
Doylo pleaded guilty and McCaffrey
pleaded not guilty. McCaffrey, who was
subsequently indicted for tho murder of
Burke, was arraigned to plead to that
charge. Ho said ho was not guilty, and
asked that counsel bo assigned him. Tho
trial was then postponed until next week,
when a new panel will bo called.
Dublin, May 11. Joseph Mullett, who
yesterday was sentenced to penal servitude
for lifo for participating in tho attempt
to murder Juror Denis Fiold, ox-claimed
on leaving the dock, after receiving
his sentence, that ho would got justice
elsewhere. The Irish, ho said, would get
justice for him.
London, May 11. Childers, Chancellor
of tho Exchequer, at a ted in tho Commons
last evening that the Government would
consider, during tho present year, the question
of permitting the growing of tobacco
in tho United Kingdom.
Rov. Randall Thomas Davidson has been
- JI?poi"tcd to tho vacant Deanery of Wind-
'''In the Houso of Commons last night tho
Ireland Revenue Bill camo up. There was
considerable disousiion over tho clause in
tho bill relating to tho collection of income
taxes. Tlio Government warmly favored
tho clause, but tho Conservatives voted
bolidiy against it, and, assisted by tho
votes of the Irish members and several
Scotch, succeeded in defeating it.
London, May 11. Right Hon. George J.
Dodson, Chancellor of the Duchy of
introduced a bill in tho CommoiiB
yesterday, by which agi cultural tenants
will be entitled to receive, when their tenancies
.expire, compensation from landlords
for improvements they may have made to
the lands they occupied. This will bo tho
principal measuro brought boforo the
House during tlio session. By it the landlord's
right of distress will be limited to
a sum equivalent to ono year's rent.
Berlin, May 11. IVmco Bismarck
condition is much worse, and ho is suffering
from neuralgia to such an extent that
hie physicians are obligod to be in constant
attendance, and are ablo to furnish
little relief.
St. rETKBsnuna, May 11. There nro already
55,000 troops and 8,000 military
officers quartered at Moscow, in anticipation
of tho coronation ceremonies. The
preparations aro advanced almost to completion.
LnCrosse nnd ISock, Wivcouiiiti, Itm'ly
Milwaukee, Wis., May 11. A Granville
dispatch says: Tho town of Rook in this
county (Rook) was, visited yesterday at 1
o'clock by a tornado. Wisnor Tripp's farm
Buffered extensively, two buildlngb
being completely wrecked, and two
wore moved several yards from their
foundations. At F. S, Eldred's dairy
farm, occupied by S, E. Otis, every building,
excopt tho cheese houso and dwelling,
was wrecked. Tho storm was about fom
rods wide, and traveled two or thrco mile
without lilting. The total damage to the
buildings and orchards was 10,000. No
ono was injured.
Laobosse, Wis., May 11. During a sever'.'
storm yesterday afternoon lightning
houso of James Egan, sovoroly if not
fatally injuring Mrs. Egan, and in a loss
degreo her daughter, aged thirtoeu.
AT Osgood, Ind., at 7 o'olook yestorday
morning, as tho local freight engino was
backing over tho Main-street crossing, Alfred
Deal, a weak-minded boy, eighteen
years old, who habitually woro a slough
hat pulled down over his eyes, stepped to
the middle of tho road and walked directly
against tho moving engine. Ho was
thrown to tho ground ; one leg was horribly
crushed from the ankle to tho kneo,
nnrl lm urn. cut and bruised about tho neck
and head, with fatal intornal injuries. Ho
twdfl iinnnnnninua from tho tiinO of the
dent to his death, which occurred at 3 p.m.
Expiating Their Crimes.
Four Munlerors Put on tlio IJlnck
Cap to Vindicate Justice.
Jolin W. Jackson, Sylvester If. Muck
Inson, J's( lllalock and Henry
llevolM, Exit Before Select Audi-
Jackson, 0May 11. The execution of
John W. Jackson, for the murder of Samuel
L. Hull, took placo to-day. Jackson was
bom January 10, 1802, about ono and a
half miles southeast of Jackson, O. His
mother died when ho was e'even years old
and his father loft him ubout two yean
aftorward. He lived with his aunt, but on
account of his bad disposition he was sent
to tho Reform Farm at Lancaster, and remained
threo years. After his return ho
was employed at various times by farmers
living iu this county. During two summers
he was in the employ of Mr. Hull, tlio
murdered man.
For sonic timo prior to the date of tho
murder ho peddled jewelry and notions.
On or about Septombor 20, 1882, in his
traveling with h'lB " peddler's pack," ho
fell in with a family named Freeman,
who lived two and a half miles north oi
Jackson. The Freeman family consists
of Frank Freeman, his wife Mary and her
sister Mnggic. Mary nnd Maggie
have bad reputations. Jackson
became completely infatuated with
Frecmnn, who is haudsomo aud
bright, Mary Frcoraan wished to purchase
a picco of real estate, but did
not havo tlio tho money. Slio called
upon Jackson to borrow the ncccssnry
amount. Ho did not havo tlio money, hut
promised to get it for her by Thursday tho
2Sth of Soptomber, His mode of getting
it was as follows : Ho assisted Mr. Hull
and a boy to load a wagon with ore, alter
which tho boy .drove on, leaving Mr. Hull
and tho boy at tho oro bank. Mr. Hull
began working under the bank. This
work required a stooping position; Jackson
stood on the bank aboc hint. While
Mr. Hull was in this stooping position ho
drew the piece of iron from his pocket and
hurled it against tlio hack part of Mr.
Hull's hea 1, knocking him down. Jackson
then jumped down into tho ore bank
and, soi.ing a si edge, gweighing sixteen
pounds, Hull ttn.e licks on tho sido
of tho head. He then proceeded to search
Hull and iu his wallet found $10.o0. He
took the money and replaced the wallet,
aiid just us he did that Hull began to show
signs of life. Ilo seized u shovel that lay
near uud btruck him twice on tho head, and
then fled. This occurred about 8 o'clock iu
the afternoon.
Although ono half of a inilo away, Mr.
Hull revived sufficiently to walk to his
house, which he reached at about 5 o'clock.
But ho was unable to talk, never regained
consciousness, and diod October 4, 1882.
Cauiibiduk, III., May 11. Sylvester K.
Mackiuson was hanged here to-day for the
following crime: On Saturday, August 20,
18S2, Mrs. Maggio Copeland was murdered
it her homo in Wothersfiold, Henry county,
Illinois. Tlio woman's husband first dis
covered tho minder ubout 2 o'clock iu tlio
afternoon (he is a farmer and was in the
field nt work). An alarm was given, and
in the search for the murderer suspicion
was directed against Sylvester'K.
a young man formerly in Mr, Cope-land's
employ, and at that time a regular
visitor at tho house, and who also took part
in tiie search. He was place! under arrest
and a detectivo locked up vith him, to
whom ho confessed tho crime '. i all ita details,
On the day of tho murder he went to
the houso and found Mi's. Copeland alone.
Sho asked him to bring in an armful of
wood. Ho did so, and threw all but ono
stiok into tho With that stick
he struck her a blow on tho head whon she
stooped to kindle tho firo. Sho then ran
to another room imploring him for mercy.
Ho followed her up and tired threo shots
with a rovolvor at her, two hitting
and killing her instantly. He then
robbed the houso of about S80 iu money
and a uoto for $50 that Copeland hold
against him. Ho subsequently took tho
officers to where the money was hidden, and
they recovered it.
Jaoksoni'obt, Ark., May 11. Tho
which Jerry Rlalock to-day expiated
on the gallows was committed November
20, 1880, nearly threo years ago, tho victim
being Thomas Brandenburg. Both Blayer
and slain woro well known in Jackson
county, being generally respectod and in
comfortable circumstances. For a long timo
past a feud had existed between thorn
on apcount of sorao slanders spread
abroad by somo mischief makers, and
each had threatened tho lifo of the other.
At least that was tho roporfprnd in consequent
of this threat caoh had carefully
avoided a rencounter. On tho day of tho
murder thoy very unexpectedly met and a
quarrel at onco ensued, ending iu a bloody
affray, during whloh Brandenburg received
a death wound. He lived long
enough to urgo his friends to leavo no
moons brine Hia. murderer to
the scaffold. Blalock was tried at the last
term of court In Jackson county, and was
ably defended, but nothing in extenuation
i of tho murder could bo found, and his
i conviction followed.
, Blalock was hanged at 12 o'clock in an
inclosuro in tlio priBou yard in tho
' enco of a largo crowd. Tho prisoner fully
, realized his position, nnd made all tho
, preparation possible for tho great event.
Ho did not appear to fear death, but met it
bravely. Ho confessed his crime
Baton Rouoe, La., May 11. Henry
Revels, colored, who, it was reported, was
hanged nt Lako Providence, East Carroll
Parish, last Friday, was not hanged until
, to-day. Tho execution took placo in the
prcsonco of a largo crowd who had
, ercd from early in tho morning. Henry
j ' Revol3 was convicted boforo tho Thirteenth
Judicial District Court, July 22, 1882, of
having, on October 5, 1875, murdered
Henry Hyam3 in a brutal manner.
The Kentucky Derby.
Louisville, Ky., May 11. Yesterday a
special train of horses from Nashville,
numbering 130, arrived at the Jockoy Club
grounds, followed by tho stable of
Gcorgo W. Dardon & Co., making a grand
total of over 800 racors now nt the track.
Tho chute has been opened to the horses, and
all stables and improvements on tlio grounds
proper are about finished. Tho whole
of tho ground between tho pooling nnd
common stand has been nowly sodded, giving
a lawn which in extent and beauty is
uuequaled in this country. Tho pooling
sheds and grounds alone nro 222 by IIS
feet. Tho Messrs. Churchill have consented
to allow the jockey club tho uso of
somo seventy acres moro for tho park,
many handsomo groves of trees being
ombYncod in tho nddition. Col.
(lurk intends mnking a lako between
tho present site and tho new grounds,
nnd havo new drives, with such other
ns will accommodato the vast
crowds expected here this fall, when thirty
days' racing will bo afforded. The Third
htrect road has been regravoled, and
Fouitii sticet is also to bo mado an outlet.
Derby Bay and Bondholders' recent
performances at Lexington are two
topics of con vernation, especially as Ascender,
who is iu the samo stables ns Bondholder,
is known to be moro promising
even than tho victor of the Distillers'
stake. Strangers from all sections aie
coming in, nnd tho spring mooting of tho
Ixntisvillo Jockey Club promises to eclipse
even its past successes.
Drako Carter will not go to Lexington,
so his owner has decided, but will try conclusions
with" tho cracks in the Derby, when
it is supposed twolvo to fifteen will pace
the starter. Crowds gather at tho grounds
daily to witness Thora, Cheokmato, Boot-man,
Ascender, Tangier, and other noted
horses nt exercise. Tho spring meeting
begins May 22 and coniinues to June 0
JnyjUotild Ituyx It lor SHi.OOO, nnd
Calls It Cheap.
New York, May 11. A transaction of
great interest was reported on Wall street
yesterday. It was simply tho snlo of a
pietuie, but tho sellor was James It. Keeue,
nnd tho purchaser was his most noted
antagonist, Mr. Jay Gould. It lias been
tho subject of much lemtirk on
the stiect of lato that Mr. Keeue had
forsaken his old brokers, Samuel Boacoek
& Co., and was doing business through Mr.
John Pondior, nnd tho report was that Mr.
Poudier had negotiated the sale of tho
picture for Mr. Keeue. The picture was
sold at a great sacrifice, which was interpreted
as meaning that Mr. Keene was in
search of ready cash. The pietuie was a
noted one. It was a cattle scone by llosxi
Bouheur. Tho price paid for this picture
by Mr. Keene, about a year and a half ago,
was $41,000. Mr. Pondier has been trying
to uegotiato tlio salo for somo timo, and
finally disposed of it to Mr. Gould for
SI 0,000.
Crop Iroipc'ts In
New York, May 11, A dispatch from
the I.oudon statistical agent, under date of
April 28, reports an improvement in European
wheat prospects during lust month.
Tho severity of Mnrch was followed by
thrco weeks of dry weather, which was
succeeded by ono week of invigorating
rain. The season is still backward aud a
higher temperature is needed. Tho small
area of spring sown wheat in England is
thin, and much of it will bo displaced by
barley. In Franco nnd Germany rain is
needed and higbgr tomperature necessary.
With reduced acreage in Western
Europe, and some injury from freezing in
March, a reduced crop appoars inevitable.
Iu Austria-Hungary tho prospect is favorable
for at least a medium crop.
Returns of the progress of cotton planting
show that tho work is later tiian usual
in every Stato, and indicato that on May 1
71 per cent, of the proposed area wns
planted, when tho usual proportion is 81
per cent.
Ilouvliui; Out (.lliilhlei'S.
Nashville, Tevn., May 11. Five thousand
dollars' worth of gambling apparatus
was bnrncd on tho public square yesterday
afternoon by order of, tlio Criminal
Court. Fivo li nnd red gamblers aro leaving
the city on account of tho law mnking
gambling a felony. A largo number havo
gone to.Chioago.
rh oin Dson Insane i
Tho Case for tlio State CIosimI
"Willi Evidenco of the ICHlins.
All tlio Testimony Thus Far Taken -The
Important Uiicfitioim Had
Thompson Time to Cool OIF? ami
IViin Ho Insane?
IlAititoDsiirno, Ky., May 11. The
picture in tho court-room yesterday morning
was jut what it lias been from tho beginning.
Tho day wns cloudy and tho air
was much cooler than usual. Tho tired
Sheriff wearily called tho witnesses forjtho
prosecution, and tho tired Clerk wearily
sworo them to testify truthfully in the case.
Then the witnesses for tho defense were
called nnd sworn. Among them were Phil.
Thompson, sr., tho father, and Dr. Davis M.
Thompson, the brother of tho defendant.
Young Phil, roqucsted that Mary Thompson
bo called for the defonse. This is tho first
suggestion anybody on tho outside has
heard him make in the case. The
defense announced that Miss
would bo ready whenever her services
wcro needed. All of the witnesses
were put under rule nut to talk to ench
other or any body else about tho case, and
then tho trial bogan. Altogether about
fifty witnesses were sworn in. A marked
feature of tho trial was that his Honor,
Judge Hardin, took no notes of the proceedings.
During tho morning Joe Blackburn
tho following dispatcli:
"GuTititiK, Ky., May 11. Twenty thousand
men in Southern Kentucky say little
Phil. wa3 right. Soldier."
During the proceeding the interest
by tho littlo Congressman was
larked, no drink in every word of the
testimony; nothing escaped him, and he
made numerous suggestions to his counsel.
The first witness introduced wns K. C.
Smith, formerly Town'Marslml of
who testified that he saw Phil. Thompson
on the morning of the 27th in a passenger
car nt the Harroiisl.urg depot. Mr.
Thompson sat in the reir part of the car.
and with him in tho roach were .1. P.
Chiiiii. Mr. Wellmon and Fcvernl others,
including a young lade nnd a negio
man. The witness did not Fee
Walter Davis until tho accommodation
train reached the Harrolsburg Junction.
Thon he was hailed by Davis, who wns
standing in the baggage car. Tho witness,
then dctnilod the meeting between Thompson
and Davis. Ho saw Davis come in the
car and extend his hand to Thompson. He
carried a valiso in one hand nnd mi overcoat
was thrown over his arm. When
Davis extended his hand. Thompson started
toward him, and exclaimed : " Do yon
havo the impudence to speak to me. you
d n s n of a b h. alter having treated
my wifo ns you did, and ruined myself
nnd fimilv'" Davis, upon hearing this
remark, reached his hand behind him;
whether to draw a pistol or open tlio dour
witnoss did not know. At all events.
Davis went out nnd slammed tlio door after
hjm. Thompson immediately drew a pistol
from his overcoat pocket and fired
through the window, just to the right of
the door. Davis dodged downward just before
the pistol was fired. Witness saw
Davis lving dead afterward on the platform.
Ho never saw tho deceased draw a
pistol, but saw ono full from his pocket
after ho was killed. Tho most minute details
of tho tragedy wero then described.
The defense put the witness through a
rigid cross examination, but elicited nothing
that hnd not already been told.
Tho next witness was Patrick Nester, a
newsboy. Nester wa on the train on
tho morning of the tragedy. Like
tho other witnesses, ho simply told
the threadbaro story of the killing.
Ho remembered that tho first words h
heard oithcr pf tho parties speak on that
eventful morning were these: "For God's
sako don't." Ho heard this plaintive cry
just after Walter Davis entered the car
where Thompson was, Ilo saw Davis
struggling with tho car door, attempting to
get away from his fate, and be paw him
later on lying dead on tho platform. Tho
boy told a straightforward story of the
tragedy, but said nothing new, either upon
tho direct or cross-examination.
IlAnnonsnuRO, Ky., May 11. John
conductor, J. M. Wilson, Dr.
Turner J. Fisher, Davis' pnrtner.
and Judge John J. Hughes testified for the
prosecution, developing no now facts Five
men from Cincinnati were brought in and
sworn, and placed under tho rule to stay
out of tho Court-house until thoir testimony
has been given. Their names are
John Maurcr, Bruno Balz, John Ryan,
Burnot House, and James C.
Schuyler, of the Gibson House, who will
testify for the defenso as to the doings of
Davis nnd Mrs. Thompson in Cincinnati,
The Commonwealth then closed and Judgo
Jacob opened for tho defense, after which
John Chinn and R. Coleman testified for
tlio defenso, and court adjourned at 0 p. m.
Tho defonso put Mrs. Louisa Roth, of the
St. Clair Hotel, Cincinnati, on tho stand
this morning. This raised a discussion of
tho question of the competency of evidence
in regard to this episode Morton and
Owens argued such Ustlmeny was irrelevant.
Boll and Voorhecs argued it was
competent, and cited the Sykcs case.
They also foreshadowed that temporary
insanity yould lie. pleaded bythq. defense;,
Mso thTit the defense will make the most or
.lie 'act that DaviB himself was armed on
'hat tut nl morning.
The d.scusion handled the question of a
cooling off time for a mnn who kills. Tho
t .use denied there was any such thing
is cooling off in the present case.
Voorhecs argued that the door had been
opened by the prosecution for showing tho
state of Thompson's mind nt the timo of
the ki'ling by admitting the statement of
tlieir witness, Smith, to language used by
Thompson after the killing.
The Court after listening two hours shut
lown on tho argument of tho question.
Judge Hardin said ho would only decido
the competency of this class of testimony.
He would havo to take the mntter into
iu charging tlio jury; tlicreforo
lie ail in it luil the testimony.
Ono Hundred tilrls Ittiiiicd by China-men
They Hill ho Knidoil.
New York, May 11. Tho revelations of
tlio past few days with regard to tho
abominations practiced in the opium dens
of tho Sixtli ward have made a good deal,
of a stir here. Tlio organized effort to
break up tho Chinese resorts in which
young girls aie corrupted is daily gaining
strength. A committee of tlio Young
Men's Catholic Association has asked Superintendent
Walling to put nt their disposal
at such a timo as they may specify
a sufficient force of polico to mako
a simultaneous raid on all the
dens. Tlio parish of tho Catholic Church
of tho Transfiguration includes most of tlio
Chinese colony, and this nction was brought
about by the very apparent nnd increasing
corruption of young girls and children by
tho Chinamen who crowd tho district.
"Tho evil is so great, nud so very horrible,
that tho details can not very well bo
spoken, "Father Barry said this evening.
" Tho priest nnd respectable residents of
tho parish havo helplessly watched tho
iniquity. I know that within tho past year
at least ono hundred girls who live
in this neighborhood havo been ruined
by theso Chinamen."
Mr. O'Brien said : "Tho opium dens aro
increasing, aud unless somo decisive action
is taken rcspcctablo people will bo
driven from tho neighborhood. Thrco of
the largest real estato owners in Mott
street culled upon us to-day Btid promised
their co-operation. Wo intend to drive
theso keepers of opium dives aud gambling
dens away. Wo will go so far if other
means fail to have their landlords indicted.
It is difficult to find out who
theso landlord are, but wo will do it."
"Was Micro auy particular occurraica
which causod your present notiou?"
"No individual case. It was the general
increase of immorality. Not long ago
a member of tho association rescued a girl
from one of these dens, and it is with great
difficulty that we have kept her from being
enticed back. There nro often people apparently
well-to-do who frequent the.so
dens, but such people go mostly to the uptown
" Do these opium dens bring their
in much money V"
"Apparently they do, or how could theso
owners allbrd to pay $10 a month for a
hole of a room. A woman who lies near
here leccived SI 00 from a Chinaman to
vacate her rooms, which a Chinaman
wanted. She asked him how he could afford
it, aud ho replied that he often made
moro than that iu ono day. One Chinaman
ollcred $500 for the use of the basement
of the building iu which our association
has its looms. The most flourishing
points arc iu Mott and Pell streets."
I'ltliiintmii oi' Iron nnd Null .lion.
PriThiiiiKi. Pa., May 11. A meeting of
the association of iron manufacturers of
the West was hold hero to-day. All tho
mills of the West wore represented, ns it
will probably be tho final meeting prior to
June 1, when tho mills will close down,
unless tho dillereuccs existing between employer
aud employe aro settled hefine that
date. A lengthy discussion doveloped tlio
fact that the timo intervening sinee tho
last conference had wrought no change
in tho situation, and that tho manufacturers,
to a man, wero in favor of a general
shut down unless tho workmen accepted
tho reduction, ns the present condition of
trade would not justify the payment of the
prey on t wages, Tho action of the
in refusing to sign tho tcnto presented
by tho Amalgamated Association, and In
adjourning the conforence nine die wa
uuauimously indrsed.
A special meeting of tho Nail Association
was also hold yesterday afternoon, but.
nothing could bo loarned as to its nature,
the manufacturers refusing to throw any
light on the proceedings.
A Ilrother'M
Louisville, Ky., May 11. Governor
Blackburn to-day pardoned James Size-more,
sont to tho ponitentiary from Clay
county In 1880, for sir years, charged with
murder. His brother, a man with, a largo
family, being tho real criminal, ho voluntarily
took tho odium and penalty on himself
for tho sako of tho brother nnd hia
family. Tho brothor dying tho other day
made a declaration of hia guilt, nnd gavo
such unmlstakablo proof of tho truth of
his confession that tho Governor issued a
pardon at onco when'tho faota wero mado
known to him.

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