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A GALLOWS HORROR. Ford and Murphy Hanged at New Orleans "While Unconscious From a Dose of Belladonna. The Deadly Poison Conveyed to Them by Some Person Unknown to the Sheriff. A. Thirteen- Year-Old Boy Ilnnsed by a Mob lor an Atrocious Attempt at Murder. Three Attempts Mndc to Slny a Touns llooalcr AVho Courted a Girl An other Wanted. Expiated Their Crime*. Special to the Globe, \,\v Oim.kans. La., March 12.— Pat Ford and John Murphy were hanged in the parish prison to-day lor the murder of A. H. Murphy Dec. 1, i m. The case ended as tragically ami sensationally as it has been throughout, for the men were carried to the gallows insensible from the poison they had taken and banged while apparently dying. It was a nice between the gallows and poison, but the first won by a few minutes. Stories bad been current on the street for sometime that the two murderers, who have hosts of friends and sympathizers, would never hang; that they would be rescued during the excitement of the carnival and when all New Orleans was watehinc the Rex parade; or if rescue failed they would die by their own hands. About 2::;o a. m., after the devotional exercises, Ford declared that he was tired and expressed a desire to retire to his cell and rest. They were left alone in the cell, but a deputy sheriff remained at the door to watch them. The two men sank TO SLEEP at once. They were visited every fifteen minutes by the deputy sheriff, who found them .-till sleeping. There was an unwill ingness to disturb their slumbers, but at 7:80 o'clock, when they were still ap parently asleep, it was thought best to >>...rin th« work of the day. When Capt 4 Rogers saw the men be was much I n startled by the loud breathing of Ford. He * closely scanned them, and saw at once that * something was the matter. Sheriff Butler b| was notified and came to the cell. Ford slid Murphy were lying on the broad of \v their backs. Ford breathing very loud, and £ apparently cbokins or strangling to death, o and covered with a red rash. All ■ efforts to arouse the men was una- B vailing. Murphy opened his eyes, i but the other man gave no sign whatever of v life. Drs. Bertrand andßeson were sent 5 tor and pronounced it a case of poison •ither by morphine or belladonna, and at 1 once administered an antidote. EFFOBTB TO Ai:i ISK FOKD g were unavailing, but Murphy was aroused, and when asked how he felt, replied, g "Very bad/ A tremor passed over him ' and he again Bank into unconsciousness. Two pieces of paper were found in the cell 1 which bad evidently contained bella- ' donna. In view of the lact that the condemned had attempted 1 suicide. Rev. Father OCallahan, In accord- i ance with the rules of the Catholic church, i refused to administer the last sacrament to i them. The preparations for the hanging t began at 12:03 p. m.. when the yard and i corridors were cleared of prisoners. Both i men were lying in their cots. Murphy t was in the same semi-conscious state, and, i although his eyes wandered in all direc- v. tions, he could* not understand what was I; going on. Only once did he return to his a senses, and then ho held out his hand to s Ford and endeavored to shake hands with i him. This was only for an instant, for he Mice more lost consciousness, notwithstand- j ing the fact that the emetics administered , to him caused' him to vomit the poison. ( which was of a greenish hue. At 12:30 the , inns and legs of the men were pinioned j while they were still in a recumbent posi- . .ion. Six witnesses were sworn in by J Sheriff Butler, and . THE DEATH ARRANT was read to the senseless men. They were 1 sarried to the scaffold. At 12:40 p. m., ] hiding that the men were unable to sit in ( •hairs, the ropes were lengthened some- j what in order to reach them as they lay in , i half-recumbent position on the gallows. J The rain last night caused the ropes to , stretch so that when the drop fell Murphy's ] feet touch til.* pavement and Ford's feet . also touched it. It only took a few , minutes lor the executioner, robed , in his black domino and wire mask, to adjust the rope and black cap before he returned to Ins cell, followed almost in- . stantly by a sharp "swish" of the ax as it cut the ropes. Then the bodies of John Murphy and Pat Ford shot through the air ' to come up with a sudden jerk. The drop was about eight feet. The bodies wen allowed to hang twenty-live minutes and were cut down at 1:15 p. in. The same jury which witnessed the hang ing viewed the bodies, and Assistant Coroner Jones gave a verdict of death by hanging, which dislo cated the necks of both men. The bodies will be taken charge of by the Ford family. Sheriff Butler, in an interview, stated that lie had taken every precaution to avoid what had happened. lie had taken precautions not only against the admission of persons, but also against any attempt at rescue. When the last death warrant was received ho had. without giving the condemned any reason for the act, remand everything from their cell. This was done for fear that poison or some other means of taking life might be secreted there. He also re fused to allow any cigars or otjier luxuries to be sent to them by persons outside. He said rigid investigation would be made as to how the poison was conveyed to them, Ford's wife and Murphy's sweetheart were in the jail previous to the execution, but were kept in ignorance of the men's condi tion. In Ford's vest pocket was found the following letter: FOBD'B GOOD-BYE. NewOrlkavs, March 11.— Night— the Good Sisters Of Mercy and All My Religious Friends: 1 cannot hear the terrible disgrace 1 bring on my innocent offspring. I don't deserve this terrible ending. My enemies have triumphed this tmio. Baker and Cunningham, I leave you my curse, to the balance 1 leave my blessing. I have been despondent to-day. I will an swer all to my Hod. Good friends and minus. Dr. Holland aud C. H. Parker, it is your turn next. So, dour sisters, forgive me. All well us all. Good-bye. P. H. Ford. srony op CRIME. Tho murder, which took place Dec. 1, 1884, was a cowardly one. Implicating Patrick Ford, John Murphy, Judge Thomas J. Ford, W. E Caulneld and W. H.Buckley. The Judge was a leading Democratic politician ami recorder of the lower district of New Orleans. He bad a quarrel with A. H. Mur phy, likewise a Democratic leader, a sporting man, amateur pugilist and a workhouse leeper. Judge Ford, taking with him his Mother Patrick and three police officers of lis court, waited in ambush aud closed in ipon Murphy, who was in charge of a work aouse gang of laborers. The assassins crept jp on their victim, sheltering themselves in •.lie shadow of the buildings, and opened me jpon him at short range. All attacked him, Jut Pat Ford and John Murphy fired the three total shots. Immediately after the killing fading city officials, friends of Ford, orgau sed such a plau of intimidation of witnesses ;uat, although tho crime was witnessed by loom of people, hardly any could at first be found to testify, In consequence the grand lury spent thirty days in examining the case. The men were brought to trial on Jan. 27, IKBS. and the trial occupied ten days. After the jury had been locked up three days it was ilscovcred by the court that tue accused and friends of the accused had been freely com municating with the jury through the deputy sheriff in charge,and that the foreman thereof was offered a pecuniary consideration for a verdict ol acquittal. Judge Baker promptly discharged the jury and remanded the ac cused for A NEW TRIAL. The errand iury Investigated this matter i^^^fc 4 and the evidence implicated Alii. .Mnuborrrt and Mr. Urown, secretary of the school board, as the chief culprits. Five of tin witnesses for the defense wen also indicted for perjury. Ou Feb. 18 the socond trial be gan and the case was taken under advise ment by the jury on the niirht of the •_'.« th. The Jury was out only half un hour, when a verdict was agreed on and it was announced -i lew minutes after midnight. Patrick Ford «nd John Murphy were found jrullty of mur der, aud Judge Ford. CaultUld and Uuckley were found jfullty of uiauslaughtcr. The vii dict created a fecllnjr of sat union, al though the urinclpal culprit was convicted Of the minor offense. The execution was set for Nov. 13, a petition for commutation to im prisonment for life having been denied, al though a paper bearing '-,m) 0 name* was pre sented with tho request. It had become a questiou between tho "riii!.'" and the decent class of citizens, and the former were over thrown. Finding, however, that the sentence was to be carried out. Judge Ford — O a confession that he tired the fatal shot and that rick confessed to save him, the judge. When the day set for the execution arrived tho jroveruuicut granted a respite and set a day in the latter part of Jan uary for the hanging. On that day another respite was granted till March IS, when, us stated above, Patrick Ford and John Murphy paid the penalty of their crime. a GATE.POST HANGING. So u ill Carolina Justice Meted Out to a Boy .Murderer. Special to the Globe. Ciiakleston*. S. C. March 12.—Intelli gence has just been received of a most das tardly assault and very probable murder in the upper part of Hampton county. Mrs. Gideon .Sauls, a widow living at Enniss Cross-roads, had in her employ a negro boy about 13 years old, and a negro woman. Her grown son was away from homo on Monday and site was left alone in the house. On Monday about daybreak the boy entered Mrs. Sauls' bed-room, apparently to make up the lire. She asked him what lie wanted, and he stated that it was daylight and lie had come to wake her up. She was imme after knocked senseless with an IX& The boy then ransacked the house and took everything valuable and fled. During tho day Mrs. Sauls recov ered hersenses snfliciently to get to a window, and called a passer-by. An alarm was given, and the people came from all directions. The unfortunate lady pre sented a horrible sight, her face being ter ribly cut and smashed. She stated who had done the deed. A pusso immediately started out to Bud the murderer, who was soon captured with the property be had stolen. He confessed the deed, and said that he had been instigated by the negro woman, who ho claimed had tho money. Excitement ran high and the youthful criminal was removed to Kidgeland for safe keeping. Yesterday a crowd of citi zens went to Ridgeland and took the boy and hanired him lroin a jiitto post until he was dead. nOBDEBEttS TUUICE FOILED. The Rock}" Huuil of a iloo«iert»" Courtship. Special to the Globe. Wabash, Ind.. March 12.— Will Sharp, living about ten miles southeast of this city, was slugged, robbed and poisoned at an early hour this morning and left for dead. Sharp was employed by William Moore, a prominent farmer living near Dora, this county, and for some time past has paid attentions to his daughter. Last night the couple took a drive in the neighborhood, and, after returning. Sharp took the bone and buggy back to his father's residence, one mile away, where he stopped to change his clothes, lie turning to Moore's house, he had proceeded but a short distance when he was set upon by unknown assailants and was robbed of his prayerbook, watch and other valuables, and, after being maltreated, was forced to' swallow a quantity of prussian blue, when his murderers left him. After VAXDEIUXG Foil FOLK HOURS in the vicinity of his home in a semi-con scious condition. Sharp's moans awakened his father. A physician was summoned and stimulants applied. The patient vom ited large quantities of the Prussian blue and has since remained unconscious. His condition is very critical. This is the third attempt in three months to waylay and kill Sharp. The first time he was lired at while riding, the bullet striking the back of his neck, making a flesh wound. Two months ago he was waylaid, slashed with ■ knife, robbed and left for dead. At that time Sharp's hat was taken to his father's home with a note attached, saying: "Your •on is dead and gone to hell. lie will never CO with Bill -Moore's daughter again." The perpetrators are suspected, but Mr. Sharp, Sr., is loth to denounce them, Bear ing that his buildings will bo lired. Faced by Forty-Two Witnesses. Special to the Globe. CHICAGO, March 12. — When the name of W. I'>. DeVere was called by the clerk of the armory police court to-day, forty-two substantial-looking business men fell into line and followed the prisoner, glaring angrily at him, and sheepishly at the crowd, as he was led before Justice Meech. DeYere is accused of being the man who has succeeded in obtaining various sums of money from the generously-disposed citi zens of Chicago, Aid. Sanders heading the list, by representing himself to be the son of numerous wealthy individuals. He took a change of venue, and was followed to Justice Prindivillo by the determined forty two. The prisoner was accompanied by his mother-in-law, who ranched town last night, his wife and three sisters, who stood by him as he sat in the prisoners' dock and made faces at the crowd. After a wordy war between attorneys, the case was again continued to next Wednesday, the prisoner being placed under bonds of 52,000. The New Brunswick Defalcation. New Brunswick, N. .1., March IS. — There are new developments in the Ogilby case. The board of directors of the savings' bank met last night, and continued in ses sion until midnight. They prepared a state ment for Chancellor Runyon of the bank's condition. Willard I . Voorhees, counsel for the bank, says that the amount taken by Ogilby is about $80,000. Ogilby is still in a precarious condition, according to his friends and physicians. The directors are in possession of the bank. Ogilby has al ways been considered to be a worthy man. and there is property in his name in this city to the amount of $50,000. Investiga tion reveals, however, that it is mortgaged for $40,000. Mr. Charles Ogilby has gone to New York to endeavor to raise funds to make good his brother's deficit. The examination of the accounts of the defunct Dank shows that the following securities are missing: Newark city bonds, $8,200; Middlesex county bonds. $13,000; New Brunswick water bonds. $21,818; de mand loans and collaterals, $26,000; cash. SO.OOO. It is thought that depositors will realize about 50 cents on the dollar. Sheriff Davidson Spotted. New York, March 12.— Secretary Bay ard to-day telegraphed the district attorney here that the consul in Havana reported the arrest of ex-Sheriff Davidson of New York, and the secretary gave Instructions as to extradition if Davidson's offenses were such as to warrant such a course. The district attorney replied that there are in his office no indictments or charges upon which Da vidson might be extradited. A millionaire Kills Himself. New York, March 12. — Henry Hall, 72 years old, committed suicide to-day at the Fifth Avenue hotel. He was by pro fession a mining engineer, and is said to have sunk the first shaft in California the time the gold discoveries began. He be came interested in several paying mines and lived handsomely. Mr. Hall had been suffering of liver trouble and dyspepsia in an aggravated form. His wife was in an ■ adjoining room when Hall killed himself by shooting through the right temple. Ho is said to have been a millionaire. ST. PAUL, SATURDAY MORNING, MARCH 18, 1886.— TWELVE PAGES. )UR STAR CHAMBER. Senator Zenna Points Oat the Absurdity of the Position Assumed by the j Senate. t Demands the President's Secrets, But Carries on Its Own Work in Secret as Usual. 'he Senate to be M ado a Court and the President II Coiuinon Pleader Ucfuro It. Venvor of Nebraska Alms a Resolu tion at the Ilcnd or the House Crank. In Defence of the President. •pedal to the Globe. Washington, March 12. — ereat ml distinguished Edmunds of Vermont not with an antagonist who was more than ii> match in the person of the youngest ■ nan in the senate in years and one of the oungest in service, and who does nut cii (»y the honor of a place on the committee ii the judiciary or even on any other of the cading committees, and who. as becomes a oung man and a young senator, rarely akes part in the debates in the enate. John E. Keuua, the junior senator nun West Virginia; is only US years old, : r rather he. will attain that ago next non lie is now just in the midst of the uiddle of Ml tirst term in the senate, but >etore entering the senate bad been a nieiu- , >er of congress six years, and had been •lectcd to congress four times. lie is mown to be a strong and i GRACEFUL OIIATOR, >ut ho does not often apeak. A couple of ' ears ago. when he was very new in the enate. he offended Senator Edmunds and ither old martinets by making a half-hour speech on the Blair educational bill, vhich was one of the be.st speeches nade during the debate. Since that time le has rarely said anything and has made 10 regular speech up to to-day. It is uu ierstood that to-night Senator Edmunds is uore than ever persuaded tiiat young sen itors should be seen and not heard. The irtistic manner in which Mr. Kenna stripped he disguise off the senator from Vermont, md the merciless way i: 1 - which he applied he argumentum ad honiinum to both Ed ■aadl and Sherman has not been surpassed 11 the senate for a long time. Ever since his controversy began it has been repeat- Hlly said that while John Sherman was sec etary Of the treasury he wrote a I.KTTKB TO KOSCOE CO.NKI.INO , efusinir to send papers that was desired 1»m the department Hies. Mr. Sherman las been several times twitted about this etter, and has replied that he remembered 10 such letter and that he always furnished he papers that were asked for. To-day Mr. Keuua refreshed John Sherman's bad Beamy by sending to the clerks desk and laving read the identical letter. Mr. Sherman, in his speech three weeks igo. disclaimed for all senators on lis side any claim to know the president's •BOOM for suspensions.; they only claimed be right to see the documents on tile. Mr. Ccnna disposed of this by sending to the :lerk's desk and having read the letter from he linanee committee, of which Mr. Sher nan is a member, to the secretary of the reasury asking for the reasons or for the tapers containing the reasons for a certain suspension. ■ ■ m ADDRESS OF SENATOR KENNA. Washington, March 12. —The senate >asscd the bill to forfeit part of the lands panted to the state of lowa in aid of rail oads. The judiciary resolnton on the rela ions of the president and the senate then Mine up. Mr. Kenna of West Virginia took the floor. lie contended that the sen ite was not entitled to call for and receive such documents and papers as come within he definition of public papers as laid down If the seuator from Vermont, aud said: If a paper were addressed to the presl dent >ro tetnpore in bis official capacity, that fact to <-. according totbe senator from Vermont uuuo It an official paper, to which every do part mont official of this srrcat government was entitled. It mljrht como from a Potta- K-attatnle Indian, signed in his native dialect, ll Hill lIMJI a remote contingency of the scalp nar of the officers and members of the senate, and yet according to the definition It was an jial document. The senator from Vermont bud proceeded to demonstrate bis theories to be correct, that the senate bad a rig-lit to go Into every department of the government, •o the White House, treasury, war and state departments, whether acting in executive or open so sion, ransacking the archives of these various departments and wringing from them papers coming within the definition he bad read, and yet A VERT MOCKERT of this situation seemed by some providen tial Interposition to exhibit itself within a moment after be had concluded. No sooner bad tbo honorable senator taken bis seat than, as is customary in the senate, somo senator moved that the senate proceed to the consideration of executive business, and the bells, which were arranged for the conve nience of members of the senate, heron to tingle throughout the capitoL A party of gentlemen composing a part of a co-ordinato branch of the government having listened to the argument which undertook to say that all mankind should have no secret from the senate was admonishoi by that ringing of bells that the time bad come that the senate would put on its robes of royal purple. Five thousand brave men and fair women were expelled from tbo galleries. The eyes of the American press were closed. The doors rat tled end sentinels took their posts and, as a titling testimony at the conclusion of the speech of tbe senator from Vermont, the senate was resolved into its ancient secrecy, and as the files marched out and the officers assumed their posts as guards of the sacred privileges of the senate and denied every where else, the thought came how abundantly practices may ingraft themselves upon the human composition and how little reflection, perhaps, members of the senate had given to tbo fact that for a hundred years or more the body bod been THE STAR CHAMBER of the American Republic. Why. the sen ator from Vermont would deny privacy or confidence to every paper in every depart ment of the government. The issue nit it all was whether a Democratic administration should appropriately perform Its functions 1:1 the face of a negative obstructive majority on the other eloe of this chamber. [Applause from the galleries, which drew from the oc cupant of the chair. Mr. Blackburc the ad monition that evidences of approval or dis approval were not allowed.] The people were unable to change their officials except through the executive. When the people elected G rover Clovoland to the presidency it was for the purposo of effecting such a change as would make tbe government con form to tbe public will, which was that the former marshals, and collectors, and post masters, and consuls, and ministers should go. so far as necessary, and that, if necessary to carry out the purposes of the government in good faith, that they should all go. Tbe senate might approve or disapprove a sus pension, but it was powerless as the stars to effect tbe question. The man was suspended until the end of the next session, and what did it matter if at the end of the session be resumed bis office, since, by a stroke of his pen. the president could suspend him again. Vet the proposition was that in all these mat tors the president must submit without law to every degradation and EVFIir HCMILITT and every demand by the senate. The report of the judiciary committee said that the president, notwithstanding his civil service utterances, bad sent in within thirty days after the Ecnnte met C 43 suspensions. It would have been at least fair if tbe committee had stated that these 643 suspensions cover n period of eight months. Bat in ISC9 when Gen. Grant assumed the functions of the executive office be sent to the scnato 630 re morals within seven weeks, and during six weokf|of that time the original act or 188; was still n force. In eight months President Cleveland bad made C<3 suspensions. In seven weeks Gen. Grant had made CSO, and they didn't go fast enough. The popular de mand to carry out tbe policy Indicated by Mr KlHine's letter was so overwhelming that a gentleman, now a member of tbe senate, then a member of the house, offered at amendment which he would read m* a matter of history. Mr. Loa-aa of LUinoii rbom all respected for bis open and manly I ray of dealing with all subjects, in re- ■ ponao to the popular demand for baste I ml forgetting title** for the time I uy question of constitution In statute ■ >r anything flat; nave the f-ulserv- ■ I'iicy to a laudable purpose, offered In tbo I louse tbe following amendment: "Provided, I hat all civil officers except those of judges f United States courts that fail of appomt icnt by the president of the Unitod States by 'I with i ln- advice and consent of too sonato ■lota the tin day or March. IM, Miall bo urne vucant on the 30th day of June, 1669." 11l civil ouiccrs except judge* who hold by ■onstitutional tenure were to bo stricken lown in a day by this amendment. President • rant was to* bo overwhelmed in an hour by ho tint that a hundred thousand onioes broutrh hose incumbents ho was to admin stertho public affairs were vacant. Why, tr. Kiuna asked, did not tho senate work tself INTO A PASSION, nd declared that if somebody did not furnish •ertain information an a certain topic, it rould pass no law. This would be a* sensible is the declaration that if the president does tot send to tbe senate Information touching uspensions, it will make no confirmations, f tho desires of the majority of tbo commlt- M were curried out it would inako tbo coin nlttee-room what the senator from Ohio bad lenounced as courts of assizes, • court upon he principle of 8 to 7. "Where's tbo president of the United states?" asks an American citizen. "Over before the committee on judiciary >rosecuting John Jones to got him out of iffice as marshal." "Where's the secretary of the treasury?" "Over before tbe committee on finance with lis subordinates as witnesses making a police •ourt of that committee to establish reason ible cause for ttio suspension of Hill Wright is collector in West Virginia." "Where's the postmaster general?" "Over before the committee on postroads trying to prove with tho witnesses be has summoned that Sam Johnson, who is post master at some place, ought to be removed foriarceny or some other port of rascality or even because of perverting the position ho ioli'.s and antagonizing tbo administration under which he holds it." And thus the reso utinn proposed to prostitute every office of the executive department Into HEBE rBOSECUTORS and Informers, to be called upon, examined. ieiil here, or sent back to the discharge of their proper functions at the pleasure of the senate. When President Cleveland assumed the function of the office of chief executive of this irovernaicnt, I don't believe there is a citizen in the laud who bad any reason what ever to doubt that he came to the discharge of bis duties of that high office determined, as tar as in him lay, to devote conservative and patriotic application to the discharge of iis,dutics. I believe that I speak within bounds when I say that tuls whole country kucw that the one great idea of service to his rountry in an accepta If manner, in the high cap: city in which It had selected him for that high 6orvlec, was his only aspiration. I would fail to express my own candid convic- it »■ i now if I did not say that looking back from the long lino of his prede cessors in that high office, and confronting, as he may, the issues presented here, he will not be the first in surrendering its high pre rogative. The senate may continue, as bis message Indicates, to ply him and bis various subordinate departments with barrossing and embarrassing issues. It may defeat every nomination that stands before It for consid eration. It may assert in any measure, arbi trarily or otherwise, every prerogative granted or not granted in the constitution, but I mistake that man if he docs not stand linr.lv to his post, maintain his sworn duty uuder the constitution of Bis country, main tain every prerogative of his high office and transmit it unimpaired to his successor. Senator Cullnm obtained the floor, and after an executive session the senate ad journed. IX THE HOi HE. A Resolution Aimed at (he Irrepress ible Crank. Washington, March 12. — The house re solved to attend the funeral services of the late Senator Miller lilt the senate chamber to-morrow in a body. Mr. Caswell of Wis consin offered a resolution calling on the secretary of the treasury for a statement of the account between the United States and the several states and territories of the direct tax laid by the act of ISCI. Mr. Weaver of Nebraska asked leave to offer the follow preamble and resolution: Wheroa?, Nearly every congress embraces at least one crank, and whereas the present congress is no exception to the rule, and whereas it should not be in the power of an Idiot, insane manor crank to prevent the con sideration of any measure; therefore. Resolved, That the rules of this bouse be so amended that it shall require at least two members to object to the consideration of a bill. The reading of the resolution was greeted with applause, but Mr. Springer objected to it on the ground that it was not respect ful to the house. The committee on invalid pensions unanimously leported a bill grant ing a pension of $2,000 per year to the widow of the late Gen. Hancock. The house went into committee of the whole on the private calendar. The sneaker an nounced the appointment of the following committee to accompany the remains of Senator Miller to California: Messrs. McKeiina, Sprlggs, Lout it L Morgan. Hepburn. Laffoon and Milliken. The house then took a recess until 7:30. The BOBM at it- evening session passed forty five pension bills, and at 10 adjourned till to morrow. Black's Proof Ample. Special to the Globe. Washington, March — There has been a good deal of fear expressed among leading Democrats that Commissioner Black could not sustain his sweeping charges in regard to the partisan adminis tration of the pension office, and that he would have to recede from his position. His friends and adherents, however, say that he has a largo amount of proof and that he has bad the agents of the depart ment busy looking up these matters for some time past. It is claimed that Illinois, Indiana and Ohio will be particularly fruit ful of cases of fraud. It is said that Agent Whitehead, in Ohio, has seventy-two cases in one county. This sounds very large, but it is urged further that Senator Sherman, Commissioner Dudley and other leading Republicans gave directions exactly how to proceed to get pensions through rapidly, and that the charges will be amply backed up. The vicinity of Jlillsboro, is cited as a particularly fruitful held for fraud. Tbo Remains of Senator miller. Washington, March 12.— The body of the late Senator Miller will be taken from the cupitoi at about 2 p. in. to-morrow and and escorted to the depot of the Baltimore & Potomac railroad. The remains will be placed on the special car provided for them and will to guarded by eight members of the Loyal Legion until the departure of the train at 7:15 p. m. The route of the funeral train will be via the Pennsylvania Central, the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy and the Union and Central Pacific roads. It is due in San Francisco at 11 a. m. Fri day morning next. Woshlnston Waif*. The postmaster general has issued an order establishing two additional postoffloes at Cin cinnati. 0., to go into effect April 1. with registration and stamp-selling facilities. Station I is to be located at Avondalo and station X at North Fairmont. As required by law. Secretary I.amar has submitted to congrcs« a list of about 4.500 In dian depredation claims. The total number of clalut? ctll lor an amount approximating $15.0.0.000. The senate in executive session yesterday cnuilrmcd a largo number of postmasters In whoso cases no contest has arisen. Cordage Makers Strike. Elizabeth, N. J., March 12.— afternoon the 600 employes of the Eliza bethport Cordage works struck. A couple of hours previous to the strike President Fulton called the men into the yard and stated that the company could not afford to pay more wages. He then produced an agreement binding all to work up to July 1 at tho present rates. The employes refused imore and then walked out. world lent binding all to work up to July 1 at the present rates. The employes refused to sign It and then walked out The works are the largest of the kind in the country. If the strike continues their orders will Lave to be completed In Europe. FIRED ON BY OFFICERS. United Stages Officers Bring Gunpowder Into Use and Capture Strikers Near Little Bock. Fifty Shots Exchanged and One Man "Wounded— Bumor of a Eift in the Clouds. I I One Freight Train Moved From St. 1 Louis With I>ifficulty--An- ■ other Abandoned. I The Toronto Street Railway Strike Serious— A ltlot Quelled by the Police, In Conflict -with Lnw Officers. Little BOOK, March 12.— At 10:S0 a. m. c a freight train by a switch engine left th iron Mountain depot and reached Bento 11 twenty-five miles south, at noon. The' passensrer engine which was to take the St. Louis train south was captured at the round house by masked strikers and sent after th c freight train. The freight train was over taken at Ben ton and disabled, and the strikers started back toward Little Rock with the passenger engine. At Mablevale. ten miles south of the city, they waited on a side track for a passenger train to go by. I The train came along, and when the last I car had passed they threw the switch open, I and dashed out in the direction of Little I Rock. United States Marshal Fletcher and several deputies were on the passenger train, accompanied by Supt. Wheedon. The track was cleared for the switch en gine, the officers got aboard and pursued the strikers by reaching and dashing past the depot under full headway. While crossing the bridge the pursuing engine caught and made fast to the strikers' engine and the olllcers began climbing aboard, or dering the strikers to stop. They refused, and on reaching the north side of the bridge several strikers jumped off, and the officers began tiring. About fifty shots were tired, and one striker named Sullivan was shot in the leg severely and was captured. Seven others besides Sullivan were captured and the officers are in pursuit of the fugitives, about eighteen in number. The captured strikers were released on bond, and to-night everything is quiet, although considerable excitement prevails. , A Settlement Expected. St. Louis. March 12.— Authentic in formation was received to-night that secret negotiations were begun yesterday for a J settlement of the great strike. Communi cation between the Missouri Pacific officials and the Knights of Laoor executive com mittee at Sedalia was established yesterday through State Labor Commissioner Koch titzky. and to-morrow there will probably be at least a slight rift in the clouds. THK FAILURE TO ARBITRATE. Mr. Powdrrly's signal failure to open ne gotiations with Receiver Brown of tlie Texas Pacific Railroad company is regarded ominously, and the failure of Col. lloxie to answer the communication sent to him yes terday by Master Martin Irons, the chair man of the executive committee of District Assembly No. 101. is looked upon as an in dication that the strike will be prolonged. Receiver Brown of the Texas Pacific has sent the following supplemental telegram to Mr. Powderly: I omitted to «ay In my dispatch this morn ing that the United States circuit court for the Eastern district of Louisiana, under or ders of which we hold our appointments as receiver*, is open and entirely accessible auy day to any employe for Imaginary grievance since the receivers were appointed. The count will hear un.l entertain with impartial ity any charges made by tbo parties pre ferring their erriovances. John C Brows, Receiver. OFFER TO TAKE FREIGHT. New York, March 12.— Mr. W. T. Towne. general Eastern agent of the Mis souri Pacific system of railroads, received the following telegram from Dallas this morning: We have Instructed events this afternoon to take all classes or business except perish able freight and live stock for all points on Texas Pacific lines. This opens El Paso and all the country west. This indicates that we anticipate do trouble on our lines to points reached by El Paso. W. \V. Fin ley. A Freight Train lUove*. St. Louis, March 12.— The freight train left here about 10 o'clock this morning, which was made up at Fourteenth street II Five policemen were on the engine and sev- I eral more were on the train. At Kwing I avenue the engineer left his engine in re- II spouse to calls from the crowd, and a short II distance farther on the fireman abandoned I his post. At the company's shops Supt I Kerrigan procured the services of another HI engineer and the train started again. At I Compton avenue a fireman was picked up H and the train proceeded on its way to Kan- H sas City. The police left the train four I] miles out and returned by a passenger train. ■ The crowds in the yards hooted and jeered IJ at the train as it passed, but no interference H was offered. ■ A TRAIN* ABANDONED. H The only other event of the day worthy lof special note was the abandonment of I Washington accommodation train. This I train, from here to Washington, sixty I miles west of the city, was hauled off I Tuesday. It was concluded to restore it ■ this evening, and it started at G o'clock I with a full load of passengers. Every I thing went well until it reached Summit ■ avenue station in the western part of the H city, when the engineer left the cab, and I the train was soon after run back to the I union depot and the engine to the round I house. Outside rumor has it that Chief H Sargent of Chicago, head of the Firemen's I brotherhood, has been sent for, and that he I will be here to-monow to assist the men in H determining what course they shall pursue lin regard to the strike. It is alleged that H numerous applications for work are being I made at the different railroad departments. I The through passenger traffic of the Mis- H souri Pact tic is unobstructed. I A RIOT IX TORONTO, I Precipitated by an Attempt to Run Street Cars. I Toronto. Out., March 13. — The street I railway troubles assumed a serious aspect I to-day. According to instructions of the I president of the company, the running of I the cars was left in the hands of the city I commissioner. Late this morning a car, I manned with a force of police, left the sta ■ ble and started out over the Front street I route, A mob immediately appeared and H adopted obstructive tactics, and before the I car had proceeded many blocks the street I was completely blockaded by coal carts, ex- H press wagons, etc. The police were pow ■ erless to stop this and the attempt to get I the car through was abandoned. The car ■ was then turned toward the stables when ■ the mob attacked it and completely wrecked Hit. The driver and conductor were hissed I by the rioters, and were pretty severely in- I jured before being rescued by the police. A H squad of mounted police here came upon I the scene and charged the mob, using their I batons freely. Several of the mob were STRUCK BY STORES I and injured, while a policeman was knocked H off his horse, but was not seriously hurt I Two arrests were made, and in spite of the I efforts that were made to rescue them, the I prisoners were taken to the station. The I horses of tlie car were taken back to the H stables and preparations were made to run B another car on the King and Yonge street B route. The police were reinforced and H strong detachments were located along the B route. The mob repeatedly charged and B attempted to disable the car, but the police B were determined and succeeded in getting B the car through. The batons were again H freely used and with good effect The ring ■ leaders were arrested. At the present time B but few cars are running. Each car is manned by half a dozen policemen. The mob now content themselves with hooting and yelling at the police, but furthoj riot- Ing Is feared. Th« polico magistrate has instructed the chief ot police to call out the militia If necessary, but the chief thinks the force he has at his command at present is sufficient to enforce the law. It Is not the strikers who compose the rowdy element, but the worst class in the city, composed of thieves, loafers and general toughs. A HAIil) CHOWD TO HANDLE. Owing to a renewal of obstructive tactics all the street cars were withdrawn between 3 and 4 o'clock tills afternoon. About 3:30 o'clock the police had hot work in clearing Youugo street of the crowd congregated there. They charged on the crowd repeat edly, using their batons most effectively. The crowd retaliated by throwing bricks, sticks and stones. The police succeeded after a half-hour's hard work in dispersing the mob. who, however, congregated around the street car stables. The police again ap peared and, after a severe struggle. dispersed the crowd. Then there was comparative quiet. Mayor I lowland has issued a procla mation calling upon law-abiding citizens to preserve the peace and notcongreate on the streets. Meantime the mayor and alder men had met informally and, after discuss ing the situation, deputations were ap pointed to wait upon the president ot the horse car campany and the strikers. As a result of these conferences it is believed that the strikers will return to work to-mor row morning, upon the same conditions that existed before the lockout. The im pression got abroad that the company had agreed to take the men back uncondition ally, and if the striker* are under the same impression there may be trouble again to morrow. The TVlallory lloyrntr. Gat.veston", March 12.— the Mallory boycott affairs remain substantially un changed to-night, with a certainty of an early chanzo either for better or worse. Master Workman Farmer and Executive Committeeman Connolly arrived here to day, thus completing the membership of the district executive board. This after noon they had a private conference, lasting two hours, with President Scaly of the Gulf Colorado & Santa Fe railroad, and afterwards called upon Capt. Sawyer, agent of the Mallory line. The executive board is in close session to-night The be lief is entertained in many quarters that the boycott will be amicably adjusted. There is no longer any doubt that a good deal of dissatisfaction exists among the local knights, who are doing everything possible to avoid a general strike. The local papers publish statements to the effect that several hundred knights, who are con tented with their present employment, would refuse to observe a general strike it so ordered. This is vehemently denied by individual knights and officers. The test vote on a general strike will probably be had some time to-night 9lore Trouble at Troy. Troy, N. V., March 12.— Three mills at Cohoes, where the spinners did not strike, have- been ordered by the Manufacturers' association to shut down to-morrow. One manufacturer says that if the spinners' wages were all that was involved the strike could be satisfactorily settled, but the inan ufactnrers claim to have knowledge that the finishers, ribbers and card-room opera tives are prepared to submit a schedule of increased wages, and they would rather tight it out now than have the affairs unset tled all summer. The Fuller & Warren company to-day refused to recognize the agreement entered into with the Knights of Labor, by which the boycott on the com pany's store was removed. Mr. Warren denies signing the agreement sent on to his employes by Master Workman Powderly, and exhibits a rrgularly signed agreement, 'in which he has far the best of the tight. The boycott will be immediately resumed. A Comprehensive Boycott. Sacijamexto, March 12. — The platform presented to the anti-Chinese convention demands that the government of the United States take immediate steps to prohibit ab solutely Chinese immigration, and appeals to people all over the country to supplant the Chinese with white labor in all instances where the former is employed. The reso lutions declare tney are not in favor of any unlawful methods in getting rid oftthe Chi nese, but pronounce in favor of boycotting any person who employs Chinese "directly or indirectly, or who purchases the products Of Chinese labor. The platform was adopted amid tremendous cheering. Ex- Senator Sargent, who had opposed the boy cott clause. Immediately informed the chairman of his withdrawal from the con vention. A Premium Offered for Lies. Maksiiall, Tex., March 12. — United States Marshal Reagan arrived here this morning, swore in some deputies and took possession of the shops. A circular is being prepared notifying the strikers that the shops will be opened to-morrow morning, and saying all who wish to return to work can do so, provided they make affidavits that they did not leave the company's em ploy willingly, and that they have only de sisted from working since the strike through fear of intimidation. more miner* Out. Cumberland, Md., March — The miners employed in the Elk Garden region held a mass meeting this afternoon, and in dorsed the action of the executive board of District No. 3 by resolving to come out at once and stand by the Cumberland region for the advance demanded. The operators of Pike mine, in the Cumberland region, to-day granted the advance asked for by their miners, and will resume at once. Threaten to Strike. Cincinnati, 0., March 12.— Street rail road drivers and conductors of all lines In this city and those running to Newport and Covington, met to-night and renewed their demand for S3 per day of twelve hours and sent a notice to the Consolidated company that if these terms were not accepted to morrow morning, they would quit work at noon. About a thousand workmen are effected. Labor >oie«. Reports now being published throughout the United States that miners of the Kunawba valley. West Virginia, bave resumed work at the two-cent rate are absolutely false. It will be fought to the bitter end. The Marmct Mining company's miners are receiving as sistance from other miners at work in tho valley, and will not yield. Notice has been given the labors employed at the Atlantic Iron works at Sharon, Pa., that their waxes have been advanced to tho price paid before tho last reduction. The in crease amounts to 13 cents per day, and was made by the firm without solicitation from the workmen. Nearly 800 employes of tho American Hosiery company, near Britain, Conn., are out on a strike, their demands for higher wages having been refused. The company's officers refuse to meet a committee of the Knights of Labor to effect a settlement by arbitration. There was no tie up yesterday on the Bleokcr street and Twenty-third and the Thir ty-fourth street cross-town lines. New York, owned by Jacob Sharp, as WSJ threatened. The employes have given Mr. Sharp till Mon day to make an acceptable agreement with them. Arrangements are being made- for a general strike for an advauce In watjes among the longshoremen on non-union piers, New York, to begin early next week. On many of tho piers the men arc paid only 25 cents an hour. The union rates are 40 cents ud hour for day work and 60 cents for night work. A convention of the coal miners of the Youghlogheny valley is in session at Suter's station, on the Baltimore & Ohio road, con sidering the wage question. It is believed a general demand for an advance of one-half par bushel in the price of mining will be made. The George Creek, W. Vn., miners are still out for the advance. The West Virginia Cen- Itral a Plttsburg Hallway company's miners lit Eik Garden, and the upper Potomac region are King as usual for the old rate. The Birmingham, Conn., Corset works shut down yesterday. The reason assigned i* the non-arrival of goods owing to the blockade on the Gould system in the West. NTC. 7 2 THE WHEAT OUTLOOK. A : Brief Summary of the Prospects of Winter Wheat in the Leading Wheat States. The Acreage Believed to be About 10 Per Gent. Below That of Last Season. -•'■"■'■ ■•■-■•■ Considerable Loss From Winter-Kill ing Due, to Protracted Absence of Snow. Indications Fair for an Average Crop, But Jio Hope for an Excess- : ive Yield. _ From the Winter- Field*. Special to the Globe. Chicago, March 12.— A summary of th« Times' winter wheat brings out these facts: One-third of the crop was sown late, owing to fear of hessian fly. This proportion oi the crop has suffered more or less from winter killing during the last thirty days. The acreage of 1888 is from Bto 10 per cent, below the acreage of 1885. This re duction was caused by the scarcity and high price of good seed wheat at seeding time, and also the general discouraging out look for the wheat grower. The states of Illinois, Kansas and Missouri show the largest decrease in acreage. The acreage of Indiana, Ohio and Michigan is practically the same as the acreage of the preceding year. Kentucky and Tennessee show a reduction of about 9 per cent. The wheat which has been protected during the whole winter by snow is confined only to LIMITED AREAS in different states, and at no time since the winter wheat crop was sown in 1885 has the winter wheat belt as a whole been pro tected for a period of time over twenty days. On the whole the weather for Feb ruary was trying upon the wheat crop, and the month of March up to this date has shown little if any improvement. North of the Ohio river the winter wheat has made scarcely any growth as yet, and the crop is backward. As a class farmers are inclined to hold the re serves of wheat only where crop prospects are not encouraging. The 1885 crop has been pretty well cleaned up, but there seems still to be considerable of the ISB4 wheat 011 hand. The conclusions arrived at are sub stantially these: Prospects are fair for an average crop with favorable weather during the next thirty days, bat no indications of a full or excessive crop. The most encour aging outlook for wheat comes from the Pa cific slope. The condition and acreage are found to be as follows by states: Illinois— reports cover Central and Southern Illinois, where practically the en tire winter wheat crop of the state 13 grown. The decrease in acreage for that area is 15 per cent, less than tho area sown in 1885. Tho reports average fair, with more or less dam ago to lute sown wheat in exposed places. The most trying weather so far on the crop has been the month of March. Wheat baa made but little growth. Kansas — There is no uniformity whatever in the reports in the state. In many portions of Kansas wheat is badly damaged now, caused by poor seed, late seeding, hessian fly Bad the trying weather in February and March. A very conservative estimate for the year 1836 under existing conditions would be 75 per cent, of an averujro crop. The acre age is decreased 5 per cent. Missouri— As a whole, winter wheat was generally sown late. There is some fly in early sown, especially on stubble ground. The last fourteen days of February were very severe on wheat, and thinned it out in many exposed fields. The first week in March the ground was covered with snow, which was favorable. Missouri ought to produce, putting: the questson of acreage aside, an average crop this season. The reduction in acreage is 8 per cent. Michigan— No state In the winter wheat belt at tho present time seems to be so much off color as Michigan. For the last • three weeks the weahter has been very trying and damaging to the crop. The general condi tions are not favorablo by any means to-day for a full crop. The wheat was sown late, made a small growth before winter, and was infected in the fall more or less by the Hes sian fly. The acreage is the same as that of 1885. Ohio — Considering the open winter, the thawing and freezing weather in March, and the absence of snow, wheat has come through the winter fairly — better than last win ter at this time — but nothing to Indicate more than an average crop. The acreage 13 the same as that sown in ISSS. Tennessee and Kentucky — The wheat crop of these two states is j ust beginning to green up. They have come through the winter re markably well. The snow-fall has been of a greater depth south of the Ohio river than north of it. The decrease in acreage for Kentucky is 6 per cent., and for Tennessee 12. California — From reports from nearly every county in the state the present pros pect is as good as ever known. A portion of the early-sown will probably lodge, owing to its rank growth, but the present prospects are that the yield will bo 20 per cent, mores than the former season. The prospect fora heavy yield in the southern portion of the state is better, as compared with the north ern portion. The seeding has just ended, and the ground is moist and warm, baring been refreshed by general showers. Oregon February has been a very propi tious month for seeding. Tho winter has been very favorablo to the crop There is a good stand. Farmer* feel almost assured of an excellent yield at harvest. Spring seed in? is being pushed rapidly, and more spring wheat will be sown than last season. Washington Territory A similar situation exists in Washington territory. The prospects for winter wheat are very fine. The crop of UN for Eastern Oregon and Washington territory is estimated at 000. --000 bushels. The demand for barley being 6O great the acreage has been largely increased the present season. BROADWAY I> VESTICi ATIO.V. One of mo Bad Aldornien Publicly mentioned. New York, March 13. The Broadway railroad investigation committee continued its session to-day. Theo P. Ryan, tho stock-broker with whom Lawyer Charles P. Miller had a conversation about the two aldermen whom ho could produce who would tell all about the bribery, testified that he could not remember the names of both the aldermen. One of them was Aid. I Fulgralf. Mr. ward, of counsel for the committee, then read the affidavit of Ger trude ('. Hamilton, from whose residence a quantity of silver had been stolen in Janu ary, ISBS. The affidavit related her expe rience in attempting to recover her property, which had been sold by the thieves to Aid. Jaehene, who at that time owned a jewelry store In Broome street. Aid. Jaehene admitted that he had pur chased the silver, but stated that it had been melted and could not therefore be re turned. In the way of a settlement he paid her SI, 100. Aid. Jaehene. who had entered the room, was then called. He explained , at some length that he did not keep bis money in a bank, but in his private safe; that he had sold his jewelry store because - politics left him no time to attend to it, that be knew nothing about Mrs. Hamil ton's silverware, bat that, being taken to 1 task about it by the police authorities, he paid her the money to avoid publicity. 1 * ! Striker** Becoming: Vindictive. Huntingdon, Pa., March Fresh I j excitement was created In the Broad Top 1 I bituminous coal region by the strike of 250 I miners of the Hare, Powell & Sons colliery f at Shonp'B Ran. The diggers at the Rob > ettsdale mino still refuse to listen to any proposed terms of adjustment and are exer i rising a strict vigilance over the Shoup»3 - Hun miners, who are disposed to resume 1 work at the old wages. The Eobertsdale 1 ■ niineis have received notice that if the 1 strike continues much longer they will be 1 j ejected from the houses and local labor sub j stituted. The strikers are growing more ! vindictive every day.