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LOOUENT
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A Quadroon Creates a Remarkable
Scene.
He DfKven Ono or tho! Mont
OrutloiiH itcfore Judge Pnrkcr,
Fort Smith, Ark., May 13. A
special says that death sentence was
passed on Saturday upon thre' men
Martin Joseph, a negro, who killed" two
.nen after having ravished the wife of
one of them: Tu-al-is-to, an Indian,
and Win. II. Finck. They wcro sentenced
to hang on Jfl 29th of June.
Finck is a quadroon, with decided
Italian features, and a man of unusual
intelligence. He is quite a musician,
and since his confinement in jail has
kept his fellow-prisoners amused with
feats on the guitar, also with good
vocal music. His father is a prcachot
in the A. M. E. Church, and lives in
Gcoruiii. They are well-to-do antljtre
highly respected by all his people. So
Finek evidently has had good rearing,
having, perhaps, breathed t&Sr atmosphere
of a pious household.
He got away out to Fort Sill, where
he was a barber. This not paying, he
.stole a horse belonging to the post and
made for Texas. Soldiers were sent
in pursuit, who found hiin in Gains-ville.
The arresting party consisted
of Wash Grimkey, Hush Johnson and
John McCarty. They started back
with their prisoner. One day, while
stopping to "noon," Finck watched
his chance, and securing a gun. dispatched
two of the men, took the best
liorse, two pistols and a gun, and left
McCarty to tell the sad tale.
lifter retreating, came back and
found one of the men still alive. Not
being able to do anything he started
for the Fort, which ho reached in tho
night, and getting help returned to
hunt the unfortunate men. Losing
his way, he did not reach
them till next morning, when
the wounded man was found
dead. They wero taken to the
Fort and buried. This happened the '
Kith of July, 1882. Soldiers started
again for Finck. Tracking him, they !
at last came upon him at JJenison,
Texas, where they found him at the
depot. The momcnt Finck saw the j
boldiers he drew his pistols, and began
a running fire, but was soon captured. I
Being brought back, he was turned
over to the United States Marshal and
incarcerated in the jail at this place.
As was expected by mauy: l'inck. !
when asked by the Judge if he bad
anything to say why sentence of death i
should not bo passed upon him, arose, I
calm and collected, and said in a '
tinct and rather musical voice:
THE PRISONER S PLEA.
" May it please the Court: I know
not which weighs the heaviest unon
me wonder or grief. Both' weigh
heavily unon me. I must first call to
mind the occasion which I am called ,
upon to make my appear.inco be- (
fore the Court to-day.. Tliistto me i
is most solemn and serious. It is a I
thet death itsulfgrdcath
, which in a brief while Will cjpmeUo me '
' withsickloahd teiror. "Alasl'ahftifor I
such unlucky stars that beamed at my
, birth.- Rut I am pot pos.sesscd.of that
i obstinate stubbornness characteristic
of one who is about to have ,entenee t
ot ueawi passeu upon nun, ir, more
generally speaking, a hardened criminal.
Being truly sensible of the singular
"and sbrioiy position in which I nni
placed, irennriot help but shudder, ai)d
must say that these are the saddest
moments ofniy life. ,
" Death 5b the destiny of all men ; and
1 being a debt of nature which must be
' paid, I'db riof fear to meet it in its natural
form. But I shudder I fear
the best of us do so, to die a disgraceful
and ignominious death, I do not
make this talk as ait effort to savo my
life. It is an effort to seek justice,
and to save the reputation of my family,
whose honor is dearer to me than
niy life. For what is life? It is but
a vapor: it appears but a
littlo while and then it
v.inisheth away. J.t is but a spark
struck out of nothingness and expires
in darkness. Nay, itjs but a flash out
of darkness, soon againto return. As
tho old Saxon imagination picturedit,
it is ' like tho swift flight of a bird
from the night without, through a
lighted chamber filled with guests,
heated with tho breath of passion, back
into the cold night again.' The
strange uncertainty of life is but a
mock theme of pathos. No description
can touch nil tho sorrowful tenderness
which death in mo excites, now
become so tragic and so bitter. O!
ignominy! thou art bitterer to mo than
tho gall which Socrates drank. It is
not death I fear it is tho form of
death its ignominy and tho shame of
tho gallows. Under my present- circumstances
I can not but fill my mind
with tho gloomy images of death, and
to torment tho present by apprehensions
of tho futuro.
" But religion docs not countenance
any such morbid anxiety, Sho comes
bearing in her hands tho flowers of
hope, and, liko tho anglo which sho is,
whispers of tho crucified Christ, Ho
is risen.' Tho etarof hopo that first
beamed upon men liko mo shono from
tho murderer's dying faith, as ho hung
upon tho cross, a companion in death
With Christ, and that samo star of
hopo scattpra its rays in my hoart.
Yet I find it hard to banish tho dread
ovente from mo. Yotwhyao? I liavo
always been honest, and stand guiltless
to-day of tho crimes for whioh I
am about to bo sentenced. I Btand
hero and boldly eayi.imdwiiha dear
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DAILY EVENING BULLETIN.' 'r
VOL. 2 NO. 148. MAYSVILLE, KY., MONDAY, MAY 14, 1883. PRICE O; CENT.
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NEWS IN NUT SHELLS, t
CvHdcnacd Tlly UlnpittcliCN From All
Around the World.
The Democratic Central Committeemen
f Brown county unanimously indorsed
Judge Darid Tarboll, as a candidato for Attorney
General.
A SiiA.vaiiAi dispaloh says tho disturbances
ite)Va Chang bavo been repressed.
rhirtyJ$ of tbo leaders of the uprising
have been beheaded.
John Covlk, jr., conviclod of tho murder
of Emily Myers, in Y6rk county, Pa.,
in 1881, Ihib been sentenced to death. His
day Is not yet fixed.
A Fins in Harvard Collego Medical
School Friday" night caused a loss of $2U,
D00, and will delay tho opening of the
ichool two months from May 31.
The aphis has made its appearance in
nearly all tho apple orohards of Niagara
ounty, N. Y., and the farmers are
exercised about the applo ctop.
J. D. Watson, the lobbyist and briber, it-inside
of tho Columbus Penitentiary walls.
Ho has been placod in the State hIioj s
whero the clothing for tho convicts is
uulo. His work will not be hard.
Rilet Axdkrsow, who murdered hi
mistress, Lou Griffith and her infant child,
in Greenville, last December, will not be
banged on the 18th inst., the day on which
bo was sentenced to die.
A IUvana dispatch says: Captain
General Pcndcrgast has sent to Madrid a
plan for a further reduction of the army
expenses of tho island to tho extent ot
$1 ,000,000.
The fact that Wnddington will visit Berlin
before he goes to Moscow to attend the
coronation of tho Czar, has given rise to
tho report that his mission is to assiue
Germany of tho peaceful policy of France.
At St. Clairsvillo, 0., John Itobb, of Kast
Wheeling, coke burner, was struck by an
excursion train on tho Cleveland, Loin'ui
nd Wheeling llailrord, four miles west ol
Bridgeport. He lived six hours.
At New York thejstriking cigarette-makers
held another meeting yesterday. A
eommittco in the evening distributed two
dollars each to single men and girls and
four dollars each to married men.
The National Convention of Horsehocrs
will be held at Cincinnati Monday,
and Wednesday, May 21, 22 and 2.1.
Uolcgates are expected from all parts of
the country.
Tin: President has appointed Wm. Young-blood,
Collector of Internal Revenue in the
Second District of Alabama, nnd George
Holmes Collector of Customs at Beaufort,
South Caioliua.
At Washington., Ind. James S. Gold
iras sentenced to four years in the penitentiary
for the crime of killing his cousin,
John Bigliaui, in a tight at Alfordaville on
iho 23d of last March.
From O., yesterday morning,
'he ft, V., W. Jc M. It. H. ran its l st train
in town over tho D. & U. tiuck, under the
management of Engineer James Gorsuch
ind Construction Foreman John McGiaw.
The of Jersey cattlo at Now Yoik
was continued yesteiday. The bull " Gi Id
Coast" biought $2,200; imported holier
Badicr Uosu " ; the heifer "Aunty
Bull 3d," 1,200.
Tut Cougicgntional Conferonee at Aktnn
has closed. A I evolution was adopted
that a'l leaniltlu vtlurts be used to put
iown iiiiciuperuiice by working for the
passage ot tlie prohibitory aiiieiuliricnt.
ACpnHtantinoplo General Wallace, the
United States Minister, sent a note to the
Porte, demand up that until the.
now pending have come to a
Die regulation petroleum depots exit-ting
piovious to the leccnt drdcr be continued.
Ijjsjreported
. levee of Pattqrspn Place, tour miles above,
rave, way yesterday morning, making a
erevasse fifty feet wide and ton dcop. A
itrong force fiom the Mississippi Valhy
railroad is moving to the break.
A noiLKK exploded at Guyer saw-mill,
aear Npp'aupe, Ind.. killing Wallace
and A. Beckers, aud futally injuring
Uiree brothers, John, Joe and Levi Guyer,
ind Heury Knjley. The damage to "tho
law-mill was $2,000.
The. President yesterday removed C. Irving
Detty, Collector of Internal Revenue at
Baltimore, and appointed John II. Scllman
in, his place. The change was made upon
v report from the Secretary of the
ry that Betty was physically unable to
erform the duties of the office.
Governor Wanbburu Icad.
Portland, Me., May 13. A private
dispatch announces the death of
Governor Israel Washburn, at Philadelphia,
whither ho had gone for medical
treatment.
Mr. Washburn was born at. the
Liyermorp, Me, Juno G, 1813;
received a classical education, studying
for tho bar; began practice at
Orono, Me, in 183-1; was elected
to Congress . in 1850, and to tho
four succeeding Congresses; elected
Governor of Main in 18C0;
in 1861; deolining. another election,
was, in 18G3, appointod Collector at
Portland, Ho was elected President
of TulVs Collego in 1875, but declined.
Tho degree ot L.L. D. was conferred
upon him by this collego. He was a
brother of W. D. Washburn, of Minnesota,
and of E. B. Washburn, ex
Minister to Franco.
Funeral or Aim. Ornut.
Jersey City Heights, May 13.
Tho funeral of Mrs. Grant took placo
torn tho residence of her daughter,
lira. Corbin. Services wero conducted
, by Rev. Mr. Henderson, pastor of tho
Simpson M.'E. Church, assisted by Dr.
, Newman and Rev. Mr. Hathaway.
i tanong those present wcro: General
) pd Mrs. Grant, Ulysses S. Grant, jr.,
i lad wife, Colonel Fred. Grant, Mra.
J Dent, and Orvilla Grant's family., Th
I jenuuns woro taken to Cincinnati far
btmnenL u.
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THE THOMPSON TRIAL
Miss Jcssio Buckner, nnd Others,
On tho Stand.
Tho TNtlmony In Rebuttal Begun
by the Defense.
Haurodsburg, Ky., May 13. Tho
Thompson trial was resumed at 8:30
yesterday morning, with an increased
attendance and interest. Tho point
raised and so earnestly discussed by
tho contending counsel Friday, when
the hour of adjournment arrived, as
to Whether tho witness, J. B. Thompson,
'should state what ho learned from
Mrs. Thompson, was decided by Judge
Judge Hardin to bo incompetent, and
Mr. Thompson's examination was then
resumed. The substance of his testimony
was that ho was deputized by
his brother to investigate the
story communicated first to him
by Miss Buckner of tho conduct
of Mr. Davis and Mrs. Thompson in
Cincinnati, and satisfy himself thoroughly
of its truth or falsity. He did
this, and felt entirely positive that all
was truej and when his brother Phil
arrived in Harrqdsburgj a day or so
prior to tho shooting, he informed him
that, there was no possible . doubt of
Davis having gotten his wife drunk
and debauched her. The cross-examination
brought out nothing new, nnd
the witness was dismissed after Ijeing
upon the stand about three hours.
Mr. Schuyler, of tho Gibson House,
testified that ho was at his hotel in
Cincinnati in last November. He
produced the hotel register kept at
that time, and stated that the deceased
registered his name there before
dinner on the 29th of thnt month,
as Walter II. Davis, of Harrodsburg,
Ky. Ho was not acquainted with
Davis. M. T. Threkeld was also
registered there on tho same day, when
he stated that by agreement with Davis
they were to room together at the Gibson.
Davis did not return that night
to occupy tho room. The samo night
ho is charged with staying at the ot.
Clair. A leaf from the St. Clair register
bears tho name of II. Davie.
Harrodsburg, Ky., written in Davis
hand, on the 29th of November.
Mr. Ryan, porter at the Burnet
House last April, saw the accused thoro
on the night of the 24th. Ho looked
troubled; paced tho floor as if disturbed
in mind. He did not fctjk with
or speak to him. He went to his room
about midnight.
Mr. Wells, train dispatcher at Sotn
crset, Ky., was next int oduccdto
prove that there was no wreck or interruption
of trains on tho 28th of
November. Mr. Wells produced his
record, which showed there was no
wreck on tho dav mentioned, which
was the day that Davis is said to have
persuaded Mrs. Thompson to remain
over in Cincinnati, using the railroad
accident as an argument, a story of hi"
own concoction. The record was all
hieroglyphics to tho jury and. the
lawyers, nnd witness had to explain it.
It showed a number of trains not on
time, but no wreck. A rigid cross-examination
elicited -nothing else of
importance.
Miss Jessie Buckner appeared as
the next witness for defense. After
taking her spat in the witness chair
she Tvas' sworn by tfudgo Hardin. Her
appearance was tho sensational cvont
of the day. Tho wits
packed clpscr, tho idlers from the
street crowded in, nnd the crowd
stood on tintoo while her examination
was pending. Witness stated, in
response to a question bv ColoncT
Jacobs, " I am a niece of Mrs. Phil.
Thompson, sr.. with whose family.I
was raised." And hero she repeated
the identical story which she had previously
given to tho press, detailing
nil the circumstances of tho affair at
the St. Clair, emphasising her warning
to Davis not to got , Mrs. Thompson
drunk, and her advice to the couple
not to go to tho thcator.
Mrs. Walter Davis, accompanied by
her mother and sister-in-law, Mrs.
Latham; hero appeared, and wero provided
with scats in the rear of counsel
for the proseontion. Mrs. Latham was
a Bister of the deceaaed. Tho'seene
nowwas a mosi impressive one. Mrs.
Davis was supported by hor mother
and sister-in-law, and had it not
been for themjsho would have sunk
upon tho floor, overcome with emotional
grief. Sympathv'was expressed
on every faco for tho unfortunate
young widow save that of tho witness,
who sat unmoved and apparently as
cold and indifferent as a marble
of an iceberg. She oxhibited
not tho slightest embarrassment, and
at times her manner was as proud and
haughty as of a heartless monarch on
his throne. She had evidcntlv studied
over what she intended to
say, apd had made up her mind not to
bo confused by counsel, or tho eager
staring of tho audience. Dressed in a
becoming walking suit, with tight
sleeves and waist, sho presented a
modol of symmetry, a figure faultless
in form.
Her cross-examination brought some
Bhort and sharp replies. It was conducted
by Senator Robins. Miss
Buckner stated that sho resided in
narrodsbnrg from tho timo she was
six years of ago till she married William
Tomlinson. They went to
then, and wont South from there.
Sho camo to Harrodsburg from tho
South. Lived in Boston a whilo ; next
at tho Palace Hotel, in Cincinnati.
Hor oxponso for board was
about $80. Tho money required
for hor support was received
faom hor unolo, Phil
She left ho
t
cause she feared tiiat Kcr" character
would be reflected upon by some ladies
there. She came to Harrodsburg from
there and remained a week, ana then
went back to tho city and boarded 'at
the Gibson Houso. She afterward
went to the St. Clair; was living there
nn the 27th of November last, when
Mr. Thompson and wife came tb Cincinnati.
Hero followed a reiteration,
the old story, brought out
in her chcif examination, which is already
familiar to the public. Tho
stirv of Davis mnntinc hr nnd Mrft.
' Thompson on the strcot; his coming to
nor nocei; tno arinicing wuu lurs.
Thompson; her writing as soon as she
received knowledge ol the facta, to
Phil Thompnon at Washington and to
Davis and Mrs. Thompson at Harrodsburg.
She Baid sho omitted telling
Phil tho worst feature of tho case. It-was
not until his return to Cincinnati
in tho latter part of April that
she told him all of Davis taking Mrs.
Thompson to his room 19.
Question Upon your return from
Louisville, after the separation of
yourself and husband, did you not
Btatc to Mrs. Thompson, in the presence
of Mrs. Lyons, Mrs. Thompson,
jr.. and others, that you had just met
old Walter Davis and his wife, and
they refused to recognize you, and
that you intended to make them suffer
for it?
"I did not."
" Did you r.ot threaten this is some
language similar?"
" L dtd not say anything like it."
The defense will endeavor to prove
by Mrs. Lyons that such threats wero
made by Miss Buckner, and that her
notifying Phil Thompson about Phil's
wifo and Walter Divis by letter on the
28th of November was the revenge she
declared site would liavo for being
Biiubbed by Mrs. Davis, who refused
to recognize her after the Louisville I
scandal, concerning herself and Stanley
Bowman. i
Witness took a buggy ride with Mr. '
Schuyler, of the Iribon House, since i
he had been here, but did not discuss '
the trial or the killing with him. I
Mr. Both made a statement to the I
effect that he remembered Davis coming
to the St. Clair Hotel, and his (
registering as IT. Davie, on the 29th
of November last. Never saw him !
before, lie left before breakfast the i
next morning. Tho balance of his
statement simply corroborates the '
testimony of his wife and Miss Buck- ,
nor as to what occurred between the
parties there.
The unimportant testimony of Judge '
Pohtoi and Mr. A. G. Curry closed f
the evidence for the defense and tho
rebuttal by the commonwealth began. ,
Mr. Bates Wilson spoiled tho effect ,
of the gun Btorv by testifying that
Davis and a Mr. Walter had ordered a
new rifle each, and he just called for it ,
before Phil Thompson saw him with
it on the Btreet, the day before tho
killing; lhat it was not loaded aud ho
had no cartridges for it.
Messrs. John Harris, John Garham,
and B. S. Hardin, corroborated this in
effect, and added nothing new.
Mrs. Lyons said, in response to
Senator Robins, for the Common- !
wealth, that she was at the residence
of Mrs. Phil Thompson, sr., when
Miss Buckner came in from the ,
Harrodsburg Depot, and heard her
statq to the parties present, Mrs.
Thompson, sr., Mrs. Thompson, jr.
uid Mrs. Garrett, mother-in-law ot 1
Phil Thompson, jr., that she had just I
met Walter Davis and wife at tho de- I
pot, and that they rofused to speak to
her.; that sho was very. angry at the
time, and declared that sho would
have her revenge. This was in direct
conflict with the evidence of Miss
Buckner on this point a flat contradiction.
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,Turner Fisher was called to pro.vo
thaUiho day before tho killing lie had
a conversation with Walter Davis, his
friend and partner in business, and
that Davis asserted in a most solemn
planner and tqld him that if he coiild
only have a five minutes' conversation
with Phil Thorn psbn, ho would satisfy
him beyond a doubt of his innocence,
and that his wife had done no wrong.
The Court heard argument, pro and
con, and ruled the ovidenco incompetent.
Mrs. Garnett, Phil Thompson's
mother-in-law, testified as follows,:
Am acquainted with Jessie Buckner.
Heard her say to Mrs. Thompson, sr.,
upon tho occasion mentioned, that
"Walter Davis and wife refused to
apeak to me, and I will have my revenge."
Tho character of Jessie
Buckner was not very good. None of
the Buckncrs could tell the truth.
Mrs. Turner Fisher was in Cincinnati
on tho 28th of November and saw
Mrs. Thompson about 5 p. m. She
was perfectly sober then. Mr. Davis
was with her. Mr. Davis called on
Mrs. "Crit" Davis and' myself that
svening.
Court then adjourned till Monday
morning.
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81(11111? Hull XjOVOm Pence.
Standing Rook Agency, Dak.,
May 13. Sitting Bull and band arrived
hero Thursday from Fort Randall.
Thoy number all told 147. f Four
iiod on the way, and ono was born.
Tho old chief talked peace on his arrival,
and said hereafter ho desired to
jngago unmolested informing pursuits.
Grail, Crow King, and others of his old
aostilo lieutenants, were not cfiusive
in their reception of the warrior.
Dnniagro to Virginia Tobacco Plants.
Petersburg, Va., May 13. Intelligence
has been received from different
sections of Virginia" to tho
jffect that great damage is being dond
ho young tobacco plants by tho
fly, and lin many instances tho
fiurmors liavo had all their plants
Plantors aro much
,
conscience, that I did not kill those
two men. .If I speak falsely, miserable
or happy souls, whoever you
are, make your appearance upon
the threshold of this room
and cry out. 'Thou liestl'
And to you addressing the Judge
whose duty it 1b to bo tender as well as
just. I ask all clemency you can give.
And now farewell earth, made wet
with tears and blood, farewell, and to
my encmiea farewell. Times brief
work, in the faco of eternity, a ray of
celestial joy falls upon mo and takes
away every fear, and I now know how
easy it is to die."
iThus ended tho most eloquent plea
ever made by any prisoner at this
court. The offect on tho Judge and
audionco was marked. Tho prisoner
was impassioned in his utterance, and
was more than over pathetic and touching.
The Judge then in a feeling manner
reviewed the evidence and passed sentence.
Finck now awaits his end, and
hjs execution promises to draw from
him another oration.
BIG LOOKOUT PROBABLE.
Knmora Tlut Over -1,000
Will Be On tho Street.
Cincinnati, May 13. New complications
have arisen which threaten to
involve the entire boot and shoo manufacturing
interest of Cincinnati in a
strike which means tho enforced idleness
of more than 4,000 persons, including
skilled labor, women and
children.
The W. G. Rogers Manufacturing
Company,' No. 133 West Pearl street,
is one of tho factories out of which
tho bootmen were turned. They also
manufaclurc women shoes, and that
force of workmen remain at work because
their interests have not been
involved. The firm, however, profess
to be in need of goods such as
the bootmen had been engaged
on, and a. day or two Bince ordered
the work to be done by the. men who
are on women's work This they declined
to do,.becausc it would bo taking
the place of the locked-out workmen.
It appears from subsequent
events that the matter was referred to
the Manufacturers' Association. Friday
evening a resolution, purporting to
come from the " Manufacturers' Arbitration
Committee," was read to the
men in Rogers' factory, stating that
they had investigated the action of the
men, and decided that the firm had
been mistreated, and that the men had
violated article 19 of the rules , governing
the Board of Arbitration. It
was further resolved that the men
should resume work in twenty-four
hours. No penalty was attached to the
resolutions in case of a refusal to comply
with them, and the situation up to
a late hour Saturday evening remained
the same.
The understanding is that unless
Rogers' men comply there will bo a
general lock-out ot every man, woman,
and child employed in the shoe factories.
A conference was .held at Ilogers'
place, but the conclusion, if any, Ihnt
was reached could not bo ascertained.
Earlier in the day some of the cooler
heads of both sides were in consultation,
and there was' then some reason
to believe that good counsels would
prevail, and that an outside issue shall
not be allowed to interfere with the
eaceiul work of tho Arbitration
Joard, which is drawing to a close,
by agreeing to a bill of wages mutually
satisfactory.
It is rumored that if a general strike
should be brought about tho
will at once, refuse to settle on
any basis that will, in any manner,
rccocuiito the Shoe-makers' Union,
and the opinion prevails that some of
the fighters in the manufacturers' association
aro looking for Borne pretext
to force a strike in order that it may
end in the breaking up of the union.
Groups of stood on
every, corner last evening discussing
the situation in a manner that showed
they recognized its gravity. There
was no flinching, however, and as
there is none on the other side, either
party can bring on a strike in an
hour's time any day.
.EXTRADITION
As it Applies Under Trent r to tho
Irlih Conjiplrntora.
Washington, May 13. In
tho Ashburton treaty to Congress,
President Tyler said of tho extradition
section : "Tho article on tho
Biibject of tho proposed treaty is carefully
confined to such offenses as all
mankind havo agreed to regard as
heinous and destructive of lifo and
property. In this careful and specific
enumeration of crimes tho object has
been to exclude ail political offenses or
criminal oharges arising from war or
intestine commotion. Treason or
of treason, libels, desertion from
military service, or othor offenses of
a similar character aro excluded."
This is tho seotion under which'
Sheridan, Walsh and Tynan will bo ex-'
tradited, if at all, and President
Tyler's explanation indicates that his
administration would not havo regarded
such a murder qs that of Cavendish
and Burko as a political
offenso, for it is hardly probablo that
such offenses as "libels ' and ' desertions
" would havo boon oh sd as
offenses, and assassinations bo
loft out if assassinations had been regarded
as a political offense. Tho caso
of John Surratt is cited as an instructive
precodont on this subject of
tho extradition of an assassin,
ono of tho conspirators with
John Wilkca Booth against tho
Ufo of President Lincoln TbJa
upon P which ho
time ot the assassi
was the charge
was tried. At the
nation ho escaped from the country
and wont to Europe, boosting on shipboard
of his share in tho exploit. Ilo
enlisted in the Papal Zouaves under
the name of Watson. Ho was recog.
nized by a fellow sofdicr a Canadian,
who had Been him on. this side of the
Atlantic, and he privately admitted
his identity. Rufus King was then
our Minister to Rome, accredited to
the Papal Government, and George P.
Morst our Minister to the Italian Government
at Florence.. Tlie Canadian
wdnt to Mr. King with his information.
There was no treaty of extradition
with the Roman Government,
but when Mr. King conferred, with
the Popo and Cardinal Antonelli with
regard to arresting Surratt, even in
the absence ' of a treaty, both
spoke favorably ol it, nnd on
the 10th of November, 18GG, Surratt
was arrested by the Pope's express
orders, and in advance of an application
from the United States Government.
Minister King subsequently
reported to Secretary Seward that Cardinal
Antonelli and the Roman minister
of war assured him that this was
done " with tho approval of his holiness,"
with a view to " show the disposition
of the Papal Government to
comply with tho expected request of
the American authorites." Surratt
escaped from his guards, fled to Alexandria,
and was arrested and held by
tho American consul general under the
public law of that placo as ho admitted
himself to bean American citizen,
and submitted without objection to arrest
upon, tho consul's statement that
ho was acting for the United States
Government. It will hardly be denied
that therewas more reason for classing
the assassination of Lincoln as apoliti
cal offenso than for assuming that the
murder of Cavendish and Burko was
one.
OUR FOREIGN NEWS.
Glnilstouo In n Minority Fisheries
Kxlilbltlon Irlnli Nubfect.
New York, May 13. Tho World's
special cable dispatch to-day says :
Great preparations 'arc being mado
among tho London newspapers for reporting
tho coronation of the Czar, i
now hear at hand. Mr. Georgo
Augustus Sala starts on Monday for
"Moscow with" three assistants and
orders to telegraph' 7.000 words daily
to tho Telegraph. . The Times will
also send an efficient staff of correspondents.
:ii;l.'tiil.
London, May 13. The Times, in
summing up the rcsulte'up to the present
time of tho session of Parliament,
says it cannot be denied that during
the bust three months the situation has
bceonio distinctly The triumphs
of tho Ministry have been
eclipsed by tho confused details of its
later policy, and its followers have lost
habits of discipline. The action of tho
Cabinet it-ell somehow fails to convey
the impression oftiuity.ind
ness oi purpose wnicit c.iu aione securo
victory.
Ihe International r ishei'ies
was ycstorday'opcnel witgrcat
eclat by tho rritico ot v ties.' ino
rrinco of Wales expressed Veiretnt
the unavoidable absence ot the mm,
and conveyed the thanks i Her
Majesty to all countries parti Ipatug
in the display; and to their rep
tives for their untiring exertio in tie
work of insuring the slice ftta
exhibition. i
Liverpool, May 13. onw,
alias ualton, tuc dynamue c R,nTrl
nrisoncr. who was released m cM
tody in London, Frid.!,'. nd
arrested, was nrougni ncre
in court yesterday mornin
mally remanded on the ah::
ing been concerned witfi
and Kennedy "in the dyna
The Irish people here 1:
for tho saying, of masses
for tho renose of the
Brady, who is to be hang
that day.
flie I.niul Shark
ritory. I. I su
St. Louis, May 13.- Ivied., ti
Indian Territory say that
liave'bcen introduced injthe CreeLIm
jiaii council, pruviuuig ior a. lea.-6 ol
ho land known as " Chcrokco Sti ip.'i
the lease to be given to tho big i$stl
jiuuer, ior one 10 years, at notl
less than UIU,UUU rental, wy
ibie semi-annually. iQvor.u pa tiea
ind companies aro ready to give Ten
iiore man mat siunyui thca yi
mioic 10 uo n goou acal ot cow.
.ltion among -mom. ro gmu c
3i inc covcieu.ianus. I'ersons f
regarding aiiairs in utho tcrrito
thcro is a monstrous job in this 1
business, and that greedy specula
iuuiu iuauv iu luiiftu i jie, strip, yf
contains about 0,UJIU,IIUO acres,
mosi any price, n can g
orivncgo oi renewal, with this
leco thoy think thev can somiro
ieally a perpetual Icaso, or porha
i fow years an actual deed to it.
itrip is said to boSyorth now fully!
iiillions. and in a few years its v
A'ill bo two or threo times that amount. r
The entire band of SpibchdS. tho.
Jrcoic robel clnei, numbering six to
lovon hundred sous, has arrived at
Fort Gibson, where they remain under. J
...
,.:i:i.... i i iM .1 i .1
miiuiry uumrui until tneir case is
of by tho United States Commissioners.
A Iiiupfeer Blaze.
Cincinnati, May 13.- Nearly threo
million feet of lumber was destroyed
by firo last night at Cincinnati, tho
property of Grcorgo S. Crawford and
UU4UISU u, AfcUUO. Ill WiU UlU(jluuvv.'l
flame, thai covered nearly two acres ot
ground, on Dlul Creek bottom. ijQ&t
floO.OOO; injn4fprmwp.

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