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| < . 11 I t I ( ' ( 1 1 , ! . , . ' SEVENTEENTH YEAH. OMAHA , FKIDAY MORNING , NOVEMBER 4 , 1887. NUMBER STRONG POLICE PROTECTION Two Extra Companies of Officers Guarding the Anarchists. ARMED WITH WINCHESTERS. % -HMW M.-s. I'arsons Ordered to llcHlNt From Helling Pamphlets tin the Btrcct Spies , Flcldcn ami Bchwnh AHk Mercy. Quid. CHICAGO , Nov. 8. [ Spe < : lal Telegram to the UEK. ] The scene around Urn crlniinnl court building ii ml county Jail this morning was nn exceedingly quiet and peaceful one. There wan nothing In It to suggest to the casual ob server that events of momentous Interest relating to the taking away of the lives of seven human beings wore going on within the dark , sombre walls , or that since yester day afternoon , when the nuws of the refusal of the highest court in the land to interfere with the iiciinlty which twelve of their fellow- citizens had fixed us the Just punishment of their crime WHS received , measures of the most vigorous character hud been adopted and executed to prevent any Interference with the carrying out of the law's Just sen tencc , should any be attempted , and preserve the peace- under all circumstances. There was nothing on the surface' to indicate that several wagnn loads of rides and other arms had been conveyed to and disposed of within the ] ull In Mich a manner as to bo mostcffec live should it ever bo required to use them , or that the force of police on the North Side had been greatly strengthened , the extra guard being stationed at points within easy reach of the jiill so that they could reach it without loss of time nnd be on hand to quell any dis turbance that might bo attempted cither within or without the Jail walls. Yet all this has been done , the quietness and and dispatch with which the work was executed testifying to its effectiveness. There was no appearance of extra force around the build ing , und the patrolmen , detectives and dep uty sheriffs who were on duty went their rounds in the most unostentatious manner possible as if anxious to attract no attention. They were there nevertheless , and their presence was accepted as u guarantee that every necessary precaution was being taken to avoid and prevent any untoward event. At 80 : ! ! o'eloek-tho hour , when the con demned men are allowed out of their cells for morning exercise , they descended to the cage and prepared to receive any friends who might visit them. There was nothing in their demeanor this morning to indicate that they stood under the shadow of the gal lows. The first visitor to arrive was Miss Engel. She Immediately entered into conversation with her father and remained in earnest con fab with him during the whole time allowed them for conference. Her manner was sub dued and solemn and the sad , grave expres sion of her face showed that hho realized to the full the gravity of the situation. Miss Engel was closely followed by Louis Lingg's sweetheart , who enrric'l on with her betrothed an animated conversation for over an hour. Her appearance presented a won derful contrast to that of Miss Engel. Her manner partook even of gaiety , and during the conversation she had with her lover u ringing laugh several times broke the current of her remarks. On bidding him good-by she Wore a pleasant smile nnd merrily pressed each of his lingers in turn as he passed them through the wire grating of the cage. Next came Mrs. Schwab , accompanied by bor mother , Mrs. Schnnuhelt , and her two llttlo children and Mrs. Fischer and her two children. For the llrst time since the men have been incarcerated their little children were refused mlmlttanco to the cage to-day. Miss Van Zumlt followed the other women in close order. She wore a small purple vel vet bonnet , with pheasant's feathers , a short grey Jacket ami purple , velvet .skirt. She looked extreme ! ylmle , ami d-u-ing her entire conversation with Spies her handkerchief was frequently ami hastily passed across her , eyes , when the time was up for her to go ; she lingered , keeping her eyes on him nil the j. time ho was making his way to his cell , and then , as ho was entering it , she shouted up to him : "August , will I bring you any books I" Ho replied : "Yes , 1 will take tome books , nnd you may bring me sumo foolscap paper. " Then ho vanished within his cell , and his proxy wife sadly and slowly left the Jail , bowing and sadly smiling to the turnkeys as Bhti passed out. But perhaps the person among all the vis itors who felt the situation most keenly was old Mrs. Sohnuubolt , Schwab's mother-In- law. After talking to her daughter's bus- buud for seine time her feelings completely overcame her and she retired to the outer Jail ofilco , where she occupied : i chair by the win dow and tried to hide the outbreak of her feelings in the attention nnd caresses she heaped upon her two grandchildren. From Captain Shaack , of the Chicago nvc- nuo police station , it was learned that insldo the Jail ho had two companies of twenty-live policemen each , day and night , every man of them well drilled and armed with rlllcs , bayonets and heavy calibre revolvers. Out- Hluo the Jail he has ono company of twenty- live men urnieo in the usual way. There are eighteen men at the waterworks , well urmod with revolvers , also several companies in reserve - serve at the Chicago avenue , Larrnbcu street and Western iiveuuo stations. "Within what time could you concentrate any largo body of mcu ut the Jail ) " Shaack was asked. "At fifteen minutes notice wo could bring 000 men with muskets to the jail. " "Havo you Hxcd all these precautionary measures because you have discovered some reason to apprehend a riot , or danger ! " "Well , you see thcso things coino like thunderclouds. You never know when the lightning may break forth , und uhould shut up your house in timo. " "HnTo you heard anything more about householders Hying from the neighborhood I" "No , that was all nonscnco. Every newcomer - ( comer , however , is accurately measured by i our detectives , with whom the neighborhood ( swarms. They have canvassed all the houses within several blocks of the Juil iu ail direc tions. " "Arc you In possession of any well founded minors of threatened danger ! " "I have heard stories that I bcllovo to be well founded , some of which 1 discovered , upon searching investigation , to be baseless , Borne threats , however , 1 know to have been mudo. " "How do you cnmo by the knowledge ! " "From my spies. " "Who threatened anything ! " "Wiill , I will say that the men who made the threats arc such men us might do hurra. " " "Then you think that no considernbla bodv of persons can assemble anywhere near with' out. your being easily able to disperse tlumil" "I mean to say that If anything so rush as a rescue or riot is uttemwed nil their plans would bo knocked endwise at the llr.it move > , und should such a thing bo persisted In , moil dead bodies will strew tlio ground than evui i' full in the Haymarket. They would simply be knocked to pieces. " "Then none of these conspirators can porsl bly outwit you ! " ' They must bo devilish KO& one * If thej do. t don't. st > o how they can. Wo arc muk ing all the Improvements human foresight cat suggest , is Information is withered. Tin mayor is consulted every day by Colone Ebcr old and steps are taken iu nicordunce. with the consultation , " Mrs. Parsons mused quite nil cxeitemcni on Clark street about I o'clock to day. A thut time she stood on the raised cellar grui ins ; In front of the building in which In tin ofllee of the Western N w man and offoiei for sale copies of General Trumbull's pam Billet , "Wva It a Fair. TrluH" In n few mm V utcs she was surrounded by n crowd of men nnd boys , who blocked the sidewalk for fifty feet in each direction from where she stood and overflowed Into the street. An oftlecr soon appeared , nnd when he saw the gather ing , telephoned to headquarters for instruc tions. His orders in reply worn not to arrest Mrs. Parsons unless she did or said some thing that would bo n broach of the law , butte to allow no crowds to congregate on the streets , nnd to prevent her from ob structing the sidewalk by sell ing books or In any other way. Ho then told Mrs. Parsons she would have to wove , as she was the cause of the crowd , fhlch he could notdlsperso so long us she re- lulncd there. She went up to the ofllee of be Western Newsman , whcrn Editor Uuvlno idviscd her to go to the postotllcc square nnd istubllsh herself on the government prop- , rty , where the city authorities had no con- rol. She took his advice and went up Clark treet , followed by a throng that numbered lundreds. She crossed the vacant part of the .urrnco surrounding the postolllce , and , itandlng near the scaffolding at the north- vest corner of the building , resumed busl- icss. Within five minutes the crowd filled hat part of the government square and ( locked up Clark street. Again the policeman ordered the crowd to d'sperse ' , but without ivull. Ho then told Mrs. Pursous she would iinvo to move on. She replied thut she had iwrmlHslon from headquarters to sell the hook , but ho was Inexorable nnd told her if she did not move he would have to lock her ip. This threat settled It , and she started For Devine's ofllee , followed again by thn : neb that by this time was thousands. She went upstairs , while the crowd stood In the itrcet in front of the building and now and lien a weak cheer would be attempted , but he sight of the policemen kept them quiet. During Mrs. Parsons' brief career as a street vender she was quite a success , having sold WK ) copies of the book and could huvo sold many more If she could have handled the noney fust enough. At the Jail this morning n long conference was held between Captain Black , L. S. Oliver , of the Amnesty association , and thd seven condemned men. After the conclusion of the conference Captain Hlnck refused to muko public the mutter under discussion. Ho said ho expected to leave for Sprlnglleld with the petition for amnesty Monday night. To the inquiry whether ho hoped for clemency ho replied : "I am always a hopeful man. I will hope until there is no longer tiny ground for it. " It has bcon suggested by several attorneys thut the defense , for the purpose of delay , if nothing else , could npply for u writ of lunu- tico Inqulrendo lo determine the mental con dition of the condemned men. Captain Hlack said of this : "Jt might bo done , but those brave fellows would never consent to it. I wouldn't give it a second thought. " Late this afternoon several socialists who have been prominent In the endeavor to se cure leniency for the condemned men visited the juil and > . , id a long conference with Spies , at tlio end of which ho signed some paper which they had brought. Ho seemed reluc tant and only signed after much persuasion. It has not yet been learned what the nature of the document was. Three Anarchists A k For Mercy. Ciuctno , Nov. 3. August Spies , Samuel Fielden and Michael Schwab signed a peti tion this afternoon humbly begging the gov ernor to commute their sentences. These three ; have not written letters to the gov ernor that they would not accept commuta tion. The signatures of ridden nnd Schwab were secured by Captain Black and L. S. Oliver in tlio morning conference , but Spies was obdurate at that time und would not sign the paper. Late this afternoon , however - over , he was called on by Dr. Schmidt. ex- Alderman Frank Stmiber and George Schil ling , who labored witli him until his signa ture was secured. The other four nothing could bo done with , but a committee of friends will call on them again to-morrow and endeavor to Induce them to reconsider their determination not to ask for mercy. An Arbeitcr Zcltung Kelitorinl. CHICAGO , Nov. 3.--Tho Arbciter Zcitung , the organ of the anarchists , has a long edi torial in to-day's issue on the action of the supreme court , in which it says : "For a hundred years the United States enjoyed tlio reputation of being a free country , and up to n short time ago such a reputation was most Justifiable. Hut lately a few possessors of the collateral riches produced by the common people , usurped a criminal power to pervert and misinterpret tlio laws created by the fathers of this republic In good faith and a progressive spirit. They splatter with mud the name of the republic. Justice , which is being distributed under the auspices of .lay Gould , Vanderbiltet nl wears not only n bandage over her eyes , but also a watchword on her breast , which roads : 'Tlio public bo damned. ' " The editorial further accuses the Justices of having been led merely by the desire of setting a horrible ex ample to the working classes to keep them easier in submission. It warns the Justices that he who sows the wind must reap the whirlwind , and adds : "Our comrades will seal with their blood the truth that liberty and Justice can hardly raise their heads in this country. " Couldn't Illrcn Hall. CHICAGO , Nov. 3. Chairman Olis-cr , of the Amnesty association , were out his patience and n good horse to-day In nn unavailing effort to secure a hall for Saturday night's muss meeting. No owners of places of public assemblage can be prevailed upon to rent for even ono night for tlio purpose. Tlirco Different Volitions. CHICAGO , Nov. n. The objects of the visits of Messrs. Slater nnd Lloyd to the anarch ists Wednesday developed to-day by the cir culation of three different petitions among citizens asking the governor to save the an archists. The llrst of these contained the names of all the seven men and was signed during the day by Judge Tully , Judge Booth , Alderman Muniorro and others. Tlio second petition docs not contain the names of Engel , Fischer and Linpp. Tlio lust ono has only the names of Fielden nnd Schwab on it , UKSO being singled out as the men most likely to be saved. Yells ot Despair. NEW YOIIK , Nov. 3. [ Special Telegram to the Hni : . ] The anarchists in this city heard with dismay the report from Washington , thut the supreme court had refused to grant a writ of * ror in the case of the condemned men at Ch 'ago. Many of the conservative socialists und labor leaders who huvo hereto fore been mild in their expressions have been suddenly turned into rampant anarchists , and it will require the 'strongest exertion of reason to keep them from committing acts that will in like them liable to punishment. Johunn Most said : "I feel like going away in some wilderness , where I never more will see a humun face. There are only beasts in tfie world. Nevermore will I say tlrut there are peed men In the world. " Justus Schwab was fearful of tile violence that would follow the execution of the condemned. "I be- llcvo , " ho said , "that guerrilla warfare will bo carried on. For every ono oftlie seven men hanged , there will be seven capTtniuts killed. " Minister McLano und the Anarchists , PAIIIS , Nov. 3. Mr."McT.aue , United States minister , in a letter acknowledging the ro cclpt of n communication from Heroded , prei > i. dent of the extreme left In the chamber ol deputies , to the governor of Illinois , praying for clemency for thn condemned Chicago an- , urchtsts , suys : " 1 have ulrcud ) informed you thut the death penalty ' iu the United States is limited to commor law crimes and that it is never exercised foi political offenses. While feeling that it Is necessary to point to this distinction , I dc not hriiltntn to say that I am interested In any stop to spare human llfo. I have cabled to the governor of Illinois calling attention to your dispatch. Donles. Nr.w YOIIK , Nov. 3. Colonel R. G. Ingcr ' soli denied to-night the statement that In would Intercede with lie ) governor of Illinois for clemency for the anarchlbts. He bald lu had been asked * evrul time * to interest him self In Iheii' behalf. Hovas not in favor , o anarchy and even if he desired to tukc up UK case business > vouhi prevent , * SPOTTED FOR DESTRUCTION , The Supreme Court's Head Receives an Infernal Machine. ITS CONTENTS NOT MADE PUBLIC General Harrison ConnldcrH tlio Pros pects Very Slim For Dakota's AdmlHKlon to Statehood- National Cniltnl | News. AVnltc's Scalp Wanted. WAsiiiNnToN , Nov. 3. [ Special Telegram to the BEE. ] Chief Justice Walto has been sx | > ttcd for destruction by the sympathizers of Chicago's condemned anarchists and nn effort was made this evening to destroy htm. Shortly after 0 o'clock , while the chief Justice was at dinner , a special messenger from the city postoftlco delivered to him a box contain ing wh t Is supposed to bo an Infernal ma chine. The box was ubout S inches long , 4 Inches wide and 'J ine'hcs deep. It weighed less than a ixiund , was wrapped in brown paper and had a special delivery stamp upon it. The box was received and receipted for by a servant and it was sometime after din ner before it was placed In the hands of the chief Justice. Ho took it to his library and was on the point of opening it when ho discovered its character. To your correspond ent Justice Walto said to-night that ho had received a suspicious package , but ho refused to state its contents or whether it was of ex plosives or intended to take his Hlo. Ho did not want to talk about It. One of the clerks at the postoftlco says that n package was de livered to him as described , butknows nothing of its contents and has no idea from whom it came. No special dcllvcrj- stamps were sold at the postofllco for some time before the hour when the package was deposited In the delivery box. Nothing can bo ascertained from the police und Justice Wuito would not suy whether he hud reported the matter ami the police officers are remarkably mysterious and reticent. It is not known that any of the condemned have friends hero or that any have been hero while the case was pending before the supreme court. No Hope For Dakota. WASHINGTON , Nov. 8. [ Special Telegram to the BEE. ] General Harrison , of Indiana , who was chairman of the committee on terri tories in the last senate , is in the city. Ho was asked by your correspondent to-day what ho thought of the prospect of the ad mission of Dakota Into the union at the com ing session of congress. The senator replied : "I don't think that there Is any prospect for the admission of any of the territories before the presidential election. Montana has , think , u population sufficient to warrant her admission , and there can bo no doubt of the right of the people of Washington territory to ask to bo admitted , but the democrats in the house arc determined ta control the gov ernment ut any cost , and they will not con sent to the admission of aiy : now territory which might by any probability cast an elec toral vote for the republican ticket. It is another indication of tbo damnable method employed by the party now in power to main tain control of the government by the sup pression of the colored vote in the south and the Gorman method in Maryland. They are enabled to keep things in their own hands , nnd It is probable that they will coiv tinue to do so as long as they can. " "Do you not think if the enabling acts were prepared , which should provide for the admission after the presidential election , there might bo u chunco of favorable ac tion I" "It is barely possible. But still I think that there is little hope for even that. Pre vious to the election of 1S84 I prepared a bill for the admission of Dakota with a proviso that the constitutional convention should not bo held until after the elections of that year. I hoped that the provisions would servo tc set at rest opposition which might bo raised to immediate admission , but it , was in vain. The democrats would not consent to admis sion on any terms , and I don't think that the prospects are very much better now. No , I don't see that-thero is any chance for Dakota nt present , although It is , of course , possible there may bo some change for the better in the outlook before the close of the Fiftieth congress. " Nebraska and Iowa Pensions. WASHINGTON , Nov. 3. [ Special Telegram to the BEE. ] The following Nebraska pen sions were granted to-day : Louisa , widow of John C. Enslow , Alexander ; Eliza , mother of Charles W. Cluto , Arapahoc. Increase : George W. Doll , Valentino ; Thomas Daily , Omaha ; Almojn W. Ensign , Lincoln. Iowa pensions : Hannah Piekler , mother of Dickcrson French , Postvillo ; Kutli , mother of Joseph M. Camp , New Sha ron. Mexican Jwar : Alexander Falconer , Communia. Original : Henry Muchmore , Osceolu ; Daniel W. Hettegrow , Seymour ; John Kuntz , Dubuque ; Lewis B. Decker , Underwood ; Francis M. Maekey , Cedar Knp- idsJosiah ; Young , Albia ; Elijah C. Smith , Greenfield. Increase : Nelson W. AVinters , Sigourney ; Oliver P. Burnett , Allerton ; Churles E. Wilkins , DCS Moines ; Woods.on Wulliice , Ottumwa : Zudok C. Delushmutt , Oskaloosa ; Isaac H. Gaddis , Bonaparte. ninnel On the Telegraph. WAHIIINHTON , Nov. 3. [ Special Telegram to the BEE. ) Heprcsentative Bland of Mis souri to-day , in speaking of tlio recent devel opments In telegraph matters , said : "i sup pose the matter will receive considerable at tention from Congress. I don't see much difference between the government con trolling the telegraph and carrying the mails. Something must bo done to break down the present monopoly. The most important ques tion that will bo before us this congress will be the'taritt. " "Would Mr. Cleveland's chances of renom- ination bo Impaired by a democratic defeat In New York this fall } " Mr. Bland was asked. "I don't see why they should. There Is ono thing certain if New York wants to name their candidate she must tuko Cleve land , otherwise a western man will bo nom inated. But I don't euro to express my opin ion as to who the man would be. " Washington Laborers and Anarchists. WASHINGTON , Nov. 8. [ Special Telegram to the BEE. ] Since the labor parade last night , In which were over 8,000 mechanics , much comment has been made by thut class upon the decision of the supreme court in the linarehists' caso. Laboring men at Iho na tional capital express no sympathy with the condemned men and ' are putting forth efforts to have It known. They arc , however , of the belief that Governor Oglcsby ought to com mute the sentence of those who have not pro tested against having their sentences com. muted and it Is likely they will Join in u pe tition to that effect. There Is a stronger feel ing among the laboring men here than prolm- bly any other place against anarchy , although thn strike and boycott is a popular and fre quently employed weapon. Coast Defenses. WASHINGTON' , Nov. 3. Brigadier General Benet , chief of ordnance , in his annual rcjmrt to , the secretary of war , says : The total expenditures for the fiscal year were $1,503,000. It Is believed - to bo a vital Interest of the , whole country that such liberal appropriation bo made by congress from year to year , until our present o utter destitution as to modern iiguus bo relieved , n shall fur- i nish substantial encouragement nnd aid 1 that our steel Industry demands. As a step [ la this direction I have asked iu my annual estimate for an Appropriation of H.500,000 for the procurement of forging for eight und ten Inch guns. Heavy conjion nro u necessity and must bo provided , und our unprotected coasts demand that they bo provided for speedily. " _ J Pension Appeal * . WASHINGTON , Nov. 8. Hawkins , assistant eeretary of the Interior , having charge of the board of pension appeals , in his report gives the following summary of the oi > cra- tlons of the board from July 1 , 1SSO , to No- vembcr 1,18S7 : Appeals pending July 1,1SS < 5 , 8.2M ; appeals tiled since , 2,053 ; total cases disposed of , 5,280 : appeal * decided by board wherein the decision of the pension office was sustained , 3,721) ) ; reversed , 230 ; appeals wherein actlou was reconsidered by pension office and pensions allowed on notice that appeal had been taken , 1.131 ; appeals with drawn , 34 ; appeals dismissed , 159 ; appeals pending November 1.1887 , U30. Army News. WASHINGTON , Nov. ; 8. [ Special Telegram to the Bun. ] Chaplain Ornlll J. Nave has been transferred from the Department of Texas to Omaha ; Se-cond Lieutenant William D. Wright , signal corns , from Woodshool to i.vnn , Mass. ; Colonel Henry L. Abbott , en- ineer corps , from Ne > v York to Newport. Corporal Austin Grndy , Fourth artillery , has ecu placed on the retired list. Colonel Wlll- un 1 * . Carlin , Fourth Infantry , has been runted four months leave. TnrlfTnnd Hevenno Reformers. WASHINGTON , Nov.8. , , [ Special Telegram i the BEE. ] General Browne , of Indiana , no of the oldest and most Influential mcni- crs of the house committee on ways and leans , snys a sufficient number of republi- ans will Join the tariff nnd internal reform- rs nt the session this .winter to abolish the ix on tobacco and sugar. Ho does not bo- eve that anything like a general revision of ho tariff is possible , ' or that the tax on vhisky und distillations generally can be ef- ectcd by any strategy. Personal Gossip. WASHINGTON , Nov. 3. [ Special Telegram o the BEE. ] C. B. Souttcr and Mrs. Gcorgo 'hompson nnd maid , 'of Cedar Hapids , la. , re here. Mrs. Cleveland now takes regular ftcrnoon drives in heir own one-horso turn- ut , handling the reins herself , and the trangers who desire to sccttho first lady of he land are beginning to congregate on the Inc of her airing and are giving her ciicour- gcmcnt in her enterprise. Postal Changes. WASHINGTON , Nov. 8. [ Special Telegram o the BEE. ! Petci ? Cockrcll was to-day ppointcd postmaster nt South Oiiiaha , Douglas county , vice W. G. Stone , resigned. AVcilcp h Ofllee. WASHINGTON , Novl ,8. , The president to ny appointed Edward C. Weilep , of Kansas , United States consul at Sonnebcrg , Gcr- nany. A Stnble-Fpr Sale. WASHINGTON , Nov. 8. Congressman W. L. Scott has decided to retire from the turf and ell his racing stable. THE CHOLKKA SCOUHGE. Ydvisahility of Asking Government Alel Being .Considered. Nr.w YOKK , Nov. 3. President Bayles , of he board of health , wrote to-day in relation o the cholcni ships Jo'Mnyor Hewitt as to ho advisability of requesting the national government to scridptho vessel back. He iays : "So far as tho.vpssels now in port are concerned there sccma&o bo no occasion fern n appeal by the mayojl to the federal govern ment to order their'reuioval. The Alesia has already sailed and the Brittania is at present said to be free from disease. In the case of he Burgundla , which , I understand , is near- ng this port with a full cargo nnd pas senger list from infected Mediterranean ports , it is probably too Into for any effective action whether or lot cholera may bo found on board. " n the latter case Mr. Boyles says It would jo an act of inhumanity to compel the return of her passengers. Ho says if the federal ; ovcrnment can in "any way interfere to check immigration from parts infected with coutagious diseases it should bo able to do so. Health Officer William Smith gives the fol- .owlng summary of facts in regard to cholera among the passengers of the steamships Alesia and Brittania : "Tho Alesia had six deaths from cholera on an average four pas sengers and two of the crew. There has jeen in nil among tlio Alcsia's passengers thirty-five cases of cholera , nineteen of which iroved fatal. There have been wo deaths from other causes. On the Brittania there been only four cases since her arrival. " Dr. Smith added : "The health onleer and commissioners of quarantine have done nnd are doing everything possible for the safety of the public. " Sale of the New York Graphic. Now YOIIK , Nov. 3. Negotiations for the sale of the New York Graphic , have been concluded , and a syndicate of wealthy capi- : alists in Now York and Philadelphia has finally secured control of the paper. This ar rangement will keep tho. Graphic an inde pendent democratic journal nnd a friend of the national and state administrations. Major II Ink Icy , former proprietor , retains a majority share of the stock. Edward Graff lias been selected as president of the new orgnnizutlon und Mr. E. CHrown will bo general manager. Colonel Frank A. Burr , of the Philadelphia Times , will be the editor. Discharging Conductors. ST. JOM-U-II , Mo. , Nov. 3. [ Special Tele gram to the BEE. ] The Kansas City , St. Joseph & Council Bluffs railroad company has began the discharge of its passenger con ductors. Yesterday three Jack Hewitt , Ed Kennedy nnd Al Hunt received notice to quit and others uro expecting word to that effect to-day. Kennedy has been with the road for twenty years and Hunt and Hewitt over ten years each. No reason is assigned for this dismissal. A number of the old con ductors have signified their intention of re signing before iho blow comes. The man agement declines to make any statement of tlio cause. St. Joe's Cahlc Itond. ST. JosEi'ii , Mo. , Xov. 8. [ Special Tele gram to the BEE. ] E ? . L. Lerncd , of Plainfield - field , N. J. , who'has the contract for building the Wyatt Park Cable road , arrived in St. Joseph yesterday and filed his bond with the company for the completion of the work within nine months. At a , meeting of the directors this afternoon the capital stock was Increased to $500,000. , Mr. Lorncd stated this afternoon that the road.-would bo completed by March 1,1888. The cost of the road will bo FJS.OOO u mile , und it is four and u half miles long. Reported Kuuvpo of Crows. BISMAIICK , Dak. , , Nov 8. It is reported that 200 Crow Indians who escaped from the soldiers near Custer are now on the war-path and that the soldiers In Montana are prepar ing as beat they can for defense. Sitting Bull is at Stiimliui : Hock with over 0.000 Sioux and Is said to bo li ; league with the Crows , Pci lo are anxious tliat Fort Lincoln , five milch south of here , be gffsn more troops. Hnttiu WoolHteln Helef. Los ANeiKLE * , Cal. , Nov. 3. The prelimin ary examination 'of Hattie AVoolsteln , who formerly lived near Pcornl , 111. , and who Is charged with murjlcrlng Dr. Hurlnn , a , den tist and sK > rtitig man , and afterwards burn ing the body , closed to-day and the girl was held to await the action of the grand jury. Passed The Bill. CoNconn , NpH.'Nov. 3 The bouso this afternoon passed t o gcniifo bill authorizing tho'Hoston&Mai o railroad to purchase the property and framSilses of the Eastern rail' road company in Hew Hampshire. . THE CHARITON GRAVE ROBBER Young Dr. Gillosplo Indicted By the Grand Jury. MUCH DAMAGING EVIDENCE. low the Doily WI R Stolen A llnck- inan Tells Ills Story Miscegena tion at Mason City Fl. Mail I- Bon Convicts Keunpc. Dark For thn Doctor. tTDF.s MOINKS , In. , Nov. 8. [ Special Tele gram to the BEH. ] The grand Jury ut Jhariton has Just Indicted Dr. J. A. Glllesplo 'or ' grave robbery and bound him over to the 1st rlct court. Public Interest In the shocking case is In- rcaslng both there and hero. A confirmatory Ircumstnnco occurred to-day when the hack- nun called nt the baggage rooms of the Chicago , Burlington & Qulncy 'road and ircscntcd the check for the box In which the orpse was packed. He had been after the ilece of baggage several times before , but ho officials had put him off till now. Acting under advice they took his check and found t corresponded to the ono on the box. The lackman snys that ho was at the rain as usual when it arrived ast Monday morning nnd the check was given to him by n stranger who told him to ilcliver the baggage for which It celled at the 'oot of a stairway on East Sixth street. The italrway leads up to the physician's office in which young Glllcspio is studying. . The facts as they appear now show that last Sunday bis young Doctor J. A. Glllesplc , who had 'ormerly. lived in Charitun went to a livery : hcre , and hired a team saying he wished to go Into the country to see his folks. Ho wus b'ono but a short time and returned saying hat he met his folks nnd did not go as far as ho Intended. So after ho hud bought his Icket to DCS Molnes and checked as his bag gage this small box , 10x22 inches , and left mmedlntely for DCS Moines , reaching hereabout about 4 o'clock Monday morning. When the box reached this city the buggago agent was attracted by the peculiar odor that came. from It , and prying it open made the horrible discovery that It contained n human body iloublcd up and Jammed into the small space. "luiuiry at Chariton showed that the | > orson becking the box was young Gillesple and ho was at once arrested und taken to Churltpn , where he waived preliminary examination unel was taken at once before the grand Jury ivhich Is now in session. When the news irst reached Chariton public indignation ran HO high that the ofiiccrs did not dare take their prisoner into town by the usual way , but stoppcel the train in the outskirts of the suburbs and drove the rest of the way to the all. all.Almost Almost the entire population seemed to bo : it the depot , and could the crowd have gotten liold of Gillespie then ho would probably never have had any other trial than that ac corded by .Iu dtro Lynch , but with time for reflection mid investigation , another side of the mutter come out , which has changed the direction of public sentiment. The woman in the box was identified as Mrr. Jessie Cor- bett , who had died about a week before. The hotel keeper at Chariton says that lust Friday night Gillespie and Mr. Corbett occupied a room together and in the morning Gillespio paid the bill for the two. From this an In- crcdiblo report Is made implicating other par- tics in the deed , nnd Glllcsple's friends are said to have declared at Jhariton that ho is not personally o blame for the robbery. It further appears that the cemetery in which the woman was buried v.'ss about a mlln nut of Chariton and the grave some little distance from the roud. Investigation shows that the woman's cloth ing was thrown back into tlio coftln and the grave but partially filled , the whole Job being done in a bungling manner. A hedge fence was in the way and an opening through it was discovered through which , it is sup posed , the body wus drugged. This explains the scratches und abrasions upon it. Some other suggestive circumstances also have coma to light. Shortly after the corpse was brought to this city articles of incorpor ation of a new medical college for this city was filed and it is stated that one of the incorporators was a particular friend of the Gillespies and ho himself is supposed to bo Intel-red in it. Great interest is felt in the outcome of the case , and the excitement is not lessened by knowledge of the fact that the woman died of typhoid fever , and the transportation by a railroad of a body that had died of a contagious disease , Is inude a berious offense by the Iowa statutes. Iowa Dairymen. MANriiE TEit , la. , Nov. 8. In the dairy convention hero to-day Colonel Henderson , of Dubuquc , spoke on the oleomargarine question , warning the dairymen to bo on the alert for the next pcssion of congress. At its conclusion the forenoon was taken up with talks on oleomurgurino. Promptly at " o'clock the parade started and was witnessed by a very largo number of people. \mong the features were floats ono representing n woolen mill nnd another a dairy with fifty pretty dairy maids making butter. At the hall Mr. Ward , of Wisconsin , delivered nn address on the duiry cow. The stute association elected the following officers : President , L. S. Gates , of Delaware county ; vice president , C. L. Trueblood , Warren county ; treasurer , C. W. Sibley , Marshall ; secretary , H. M. Littler , Scott. The new officers of the national association are : Presi dent , Jonathan Bigclow , of Massachusetts ; first vice president , E. G. Potter , Minnesota ; secretary , H. M. Littler. lown. Each htato will select its own vice president hereafter. The national association adopted a resolution to provide for nn attorney , also also a com mittee to oppose the repeal of the oleomar garine law. William P. Quinn , of Now York , was chosen as attorney for the association. The butter committee awards are as follows : First on creamery , C. W. Ward & Co. , Man chester , Moody Bros. , Nashua ; second on creamery , H.V. . Saline. Manchester , and nine others. First on dairy butter , Mrs. C. W. Lyman , Manchester ; A.Wcllman , Muson- ville ; L. G. Cute , Anamosu ; W. P. Patten , Manchester. Second on dairy butter , John Dubois & Bros. , of Manchester. Fort. Madison Convicts Kscnpc. FOIIT MADISON , In. , Nov. 8. Yesterday morning at 5 o'clock John McElroy nnd Will iam Clark , two convicts in the Iowa state pen itentiary located here , made their escape by means of a rope and a ladder , with which they scaled the high wall. They were night firemen In the electric light boiler room , and the foreman , who is also guard , had stepped out of the room for three minutes. McElroy is from Ottumwa nnd WHS filling a two year sentence , with six months yet to run. Chirk was from Burlington on a year's sentence and had nine month's to servo. The House Fell On Him. Siorx CITV , la. , Nov. 3. [ Special Telegram to the BKK , ] This morning John Todd and his force of men were engaged in moving a house from near the corner ol Thirteenth and Virginia streets. The house wus elevated several feet , belug supported by timbers. While the men were engaged in putting more bldckiiig under the house the timbers gave way and tha bull'ling ' fell. Most of the men got out from \imler all right , but Mr. Todd was caught oy the falling timbers. His loft leg was broken below the kncfuml one of his liipu crushed and the other injured , A YOIIIIK Fanner Goes "U'roni ; . CLINTON , laNov. . n. Henry J. Pease ; , n young' and prominent farmer nnd stocli buyer of Pcaso Grovu and Dewitt , ncav here j , Is. missing. Ho recently disposed of his real ' 1 estate , personal property , etc. , aud pocketed il the money , leaving his creditors In the lurch to the amount of $20,000. The Gorman Savings' bank , of Iavcnxirt | , and farmers and women whom ho borrowed money of are the heaviest losers. Ho had the confidence ol n great number of people In two counties , with whom ho had done business. A Sheriffs Suit For Mhcl. Sioux CITY , la. , Nov. 3. [ SpecialTelegram to the BEE. ] Papers were served on the pro prietor * of the Dally Times to-day , making them defendants in n $ .1,000libel suit brought by Sheriff McDonald , who Is now running for re-election for n third term. The Times recently published an article making serious charges against McDonald for misdemeanors In office and he feels himself injured to the extent of t5,000. It Is doubtful whether the case will over bo brought to trial. A Move For n Testimonial. Sioux CITT , la. , Nov. 3. [ Special Tele gram to the BEE. ] A movement has been Inaugurated hero to got up n public testimo nial for the men who were Instrumental in getting up nnd carrying through to comple tion the recent corn palace. Eloped AVIth a Colored Jockey. MASON CITV , la. , Nov. 3. Thomas Jeffer son , a colored Jockey in this city , and Miss Martha Furrier , a young white woman of re spectable parentage , have eloped. They Iwught tickets for Mlnneaimlls. The nffulr has created u sensation. Tlio girl's parents say they will do nothing. Sloiix City's Inurenscd Iteftlstrntlon. Sioux CITV , la. , Nov. 8. [ Special Tele gram to the HP.E. ] The total registration this year is 3,837 , or nearly 1,000 more than lust year. On to Otnnhn. LOGAN , In. , Nov. 8. [ Special to the BEE. ] The surveyors for the Duluth & St. Paul railroad arrived at this place shortly after noon yesterday , on their way to Omaha. They expect to reach Omaha by Suturduy noon. UNION PACIFIC KNIGHTS. They Klcct Oflleern nnd Denounce thn Itnuhnnnii Clique. DKNvnn , Colo. , Nov. 8. [ Special Telegram to the BKE. ] The annual session of district assembly No. 82,1C. of. L. , Union Pacific em ployes , closed to-night. The following of ficers were ele-cted : District master work man , Thomas Ncashain,0 of Denver ; worthy foreman , George C. Miller , of Ellis , Kan. ; recording secretary , J. M. Corbin , of Denver ; financial secretary , W. L. Carroll , of Denver ; treasurer , W. H. Lynch , of Denver : statis tician , Joseph Granger of Cheyenne. The assembly adopted the following resolution without dissent : Whereas , Certain persons claiming to bo members of the order of the Knights of Labor and believing in Its principles , have , during the past year , attempted to bring the order into disrepute nnd have assailed the character of the general officers of the order ; amiWhereas Whereas , The general assembly of the order in session at Minneapolis the past month lias denounced these men nnd placed our order on record as. true to its principles ; andWhereas Whereas , This clement , who were disap pointed in not being able to diiiir the order Into their mire , have announced that they would secede from the order ; therefore , bo it Resolved , Thut wo view with pleasure the indications that wo will not longer bo cursed by them and that wo endorse the full action of the general assembly. A GIGANTIC STRIKE. Ten Thousand Plantation Laborers Walk Out. NEW OIILEANS , Nov. 8 , At the present time over ton thousand negro laborers are on strikes. The white men working on the su gar plantations , holding that the demand was unjust , refused to Join them. As the negroes are In a lurg-o majority everywhere through out the sugar district , and as they are de termined neither to work themselves at the present prices , nor allow others to work , further trouble Is looked for. Planters uro determined to introduce new labor , and for this purpose n largo number of warrants have been issued. Several companies of htato militia , aggregating probably six hun dred men , are under arms at the principal points throughout the district , and will go to the assistance of the sheriffs officers if they arc resisted when serving warrants. The eviction will begin to-day. rjEVAN.svii.u : , Ind. , Nov. 3. William Caldwell - well , grocer , assigned to-day. Liabilities estimated at ? 7.ri,000. JEINNITTE , La. , Nov. 8. The labor trou bles hero are beginning to present a brighter aspect. From all appearances n satisfactory understanding between the planters and la borers will speedily bo reached. Barmim's Trllmto to .lenny Llnd. NEW YOIIIC , Nov. 8. [ Special Telegram to the BEE. ] P. T. Burnum sent the following cable to Otto Goldschmldt , Jenny Llnd's husband : "I who knew the peerless Jenny Lind in private life , as well as in public , as n woman and un artiste , appreciate the great ness of your loss. Accept the sympathy of your old friend. " Burnum says : "Jenny Llnd gave ninety- flvo concerts while in this country. The ag- prcgato receipts were 712,4(10.85 ( , averag ing $7.400.43 each , the net receipts amounted to * lTrtC75. Of her half of the receipts of the first two concerts , she devoted f 10,000 to charity in New York. She afterward gave charity concerts in various cities. " Yellow Fever Bulletin. JACKSONVILLE , Fin. , Nov. 3. There were seven new cases of f jcr at Tampa and two deaths during the twenty-four hours ended lust night , There is no yellow fever in the state outside of Tampa. AVAsiiiNGTON , Nov. 8. Surgcoji-Gcnoral Hamilton received a telegram to-day from Tampa saying that owing to the "norther" which prevailed for several days the back bone of the epidemic is now broken. Tlicro were seven new cases and three deaths since the last report. * > Kansas Clty'u Hall Players. KANSAS CITV , Mo. , Nov. 3. [ Special Tele gram to the Bun.--Tho Kansas City Base Ball association has signed the following players : Catchers , Reynolds , Gunson am Wells ; pitchers , Conwny , Swiirtzel and Mc- Carty ; first base , Cartwrlght ; second base Ardner ; short stop. Manning ; third base Johnson ; right field , Husunneur. Wells Is from New Orleans , Cartwriglit from the. Southern league , anej the rest were in tin defunct Western Icaguei. The Northern Pacific. NEW YOIIK , Nov. 3. At a special meeting of the preferred stockholders of the North ern Pacific railroad the proposition of the management to remove the restriction against issuing new bonds was accepted , und the di rectors were authorized to issue new bonds , not exceeding $12,000,000 , bearing interest of not more than 0 percent per annum. Survivors of n Wreck. Nr.w YOHK , Nov. 3.--Tlio old Dominion steamer Wyunoke , which arrived hero lust evening , hud on board four survivors of the schooner E. B. Evcrson , which left Wco- hav.'ken Saturday last bound for Kighmoiid , Vi . , and which was wrecked. Belted to Death. DETIIOIT , Nov. 3. L. D. Koss , foreman In the Acme white lead works , was caught In a belt this morning , und before the machinery could bo stopped ho was u muss of broken bonus. Business Troubles. HAJIII.TON , Out. , Nov. 8. John Hnrnoy and J. B , McQucston , proprietors of the I Hespelor woolen ruillls , made nn assignment ! for the benefit of creditors. Liabilities are I placed ut over 1200,000. COLORADO TRAIN ROBBERS , A Rio Grande Express Hold TJj > Near Grand Junction. OBSTRUCTIONS ON THE TRACK , FIvoMnskcd Men Itltlc ( lie Mnll Hut Full to Get Anything From the I vx prows Com * pnny's Hnfc. Another Train Hold Up. , GUNNISO.V , Colo. , Nov. 3. [ Special Tolel gram to the BRK. ] The oast-bound Denvci < fe Hlo Orunde train was held up by maskeil robbers ut tl:45 : this morning live miles cust ot Grand Junction. At the point whura the ! robbery occurred the road runs along the ( Gunnlson river and a steep bunk rises some/ / 200 feet above. As the train run under tha bluff Kngincer Muloy discovered obstructions ? abend and whistled brakes. As he slowed up' ho saw 11 vo men on the truck , and before ho/ could determine what was up the eommnnd , ' "Get down out of there 1" opened his eyes as' ' to the situation. Under the inspiring InlluV eiico of a "gun" ho and Flronmii Slesslngci * , lost no time In stepping out of' the cab and were stood with hand * up under the bank. The noxu1 move of the robbers was to place n man on ! the opKslto | sldo of the mail and express earf while the. two remaining commenced poumw Ing on the mall car door demanding udtnls * slon. Mall Agent Grubb , who hud dropped ) asleep after leaving Grand Junction , snpHs | ! ing the train was at n station , Jumped up and ) oiHMied the door. Ho was e-onfronted with' ' the guns of the robbers , who demanded that' ' ho throw up his hands , which ho did and wa9' escorted to where the engineer und llrcmuny were standing. The robbers then returned to the car and rilled seventy-three registered letters and packages and moved on the ex press oar. Messenger Williams , who had been aroused , hod blown out the light und barred both doors. To their demands to "open tlio door , " he replied : "Go around to the other side. The trunks are piled up on this side. " "Move the trunks , nnd bo quick ubout it , " they replied. Pretending to comply ho went to rolling boxes and trunks around the car , all the time trying to get sight of the fellows to sea' how many there were , nnd the chance of suc cessful defense. Not being able in the dark ness to determine the number , und knowing , there wus no express matter of value which- they could get , ho concluded to open the door. After doing so the robbers Jumped In , and ordered him to open tho" safe. Ho told ! them he could not do that as ho did not know' the combination. Nut believing him they put u revolver to his head and gave him the ultimatum of opening tlio Hufo in two minutes or die. He told them thub' the safe wus u strong ono und the combina tion known only to the agents at the main ofilco. The fellow with the revolver at tha , head of the messenger wanted to shoot , bufr bis accomplice prevented him. They then discussed blowing open the safe , which In , fact contained u large amount of money , but ! concluded It would take too long and would lift the cur. They then discussed the advisability of going through the passenger cars , but con cluded not to do so , fearing resistance front the passengers , some'of whom had started to * wards the front end of the train to ascertain , the cause of the delay. These were turnedi back by several shots from the robbers. The express messenger and mall agent were then ordered into cars , and taking the engineer and fireman to the engine , the robbers them ? , selves removed the obstruction from tha track , bade good night to Muloy and Slessin- per , and struck out into the mountains. The , train then resumed the Journey cast , after iv delay of something over an hour. , When the train stopped , Conductor Cools started a brakemun buck to Grand Junction1 to give the alarm , und on arriving ut Bridge port ho wired the news both ways. Ofllcorrf are in pursuit of the robbers. The amount oft money taken from the mail is not known. _ , , . , _ . - . _ . - - THK DKAD IiKCHKH. His .Slayer Hold I'or Ti Inl Without Hall Other Amour * . DOUGLAS , Wyo. , Nov. fl. [ Special Tele gram to the BKE. ] Harry C. King , who shot J. H. Bowman , the seducer of his wife In this city Tuesday night , was given n preliminary icaring this afternoon und held without bull. His parents , who.livo at Morrison , 111. , and who nro wealthy , huvo wired that they will ! assist him. Bowman's body is still in tha lands of the coroner watting instructions from his relatives. An examination mndo of Bowman's personal effects this afternoon re veals the fact that the wife of tlio man who shot him is not the only victim of his lust. Bowman was a handsome fellow and letters from several women were found in his trunk which show him to have been , mi unscrupulous and very successful liber- , tine. Among them arc a number from a' ' young lady teacher In a Sunday school , and evidently in high standing in society and of more than average culture and education. These , however , neither bear signature nor address. In ono of them , dated October 10 , she promises to meet him in Omaha If prac ticable. When Bowman came in from the oil country on Tuesday ho was on his way to Pennsylvania to see his wife and children. Ho intended , probably , to meet the girl at the point named , tiut King's bullet prevented' the assignation. SlonniKhlp Arrival * . BOSTONNov. . H. [ Special Telegram to the BII : . ] Arrived Tlio Norseman , from , Liverpool. SOUTHAMPTON , Nov. f ) . Arrived The Saalo , from Now York for Bremen. Ni\v : YOIIK , Nov. 'I. Arrived The Penn- lund , from Antwerp. LONDON. Nov. : t. Arrived The Lydlan Monarch , from New York for Liverpool ) the Nova Stotlan. from Baltimore ) QHKKNSTOWN , Nov. S. Arrived The Adri atic and Nevada , from Now York. A Clnl ) HOUND Scorched. CHICAGO , Nov. Si. A lire this morning at 4 o'clock was discovered in the Chicago club on Mouroo street , opposite the Palmer houso. The lire started on the fifth iioor in the kitchen , from a defective Hue. It Is supposed , the loss is tliS.OOO , which will cover the dum- ago. About a dozen women employed in the club saved their lives by exit from the fifth floor to the roof to the adjoining buildings. The fire for some time caused u panic In iho Clifton cad Palmer houses near by. KnllH AcnlnHt IiiHiirunco Companies. CIIICAOO , Nov. 3. Attorney General Hunt filed papers against the Mutual flro associ ation , the Cuuton Mutual lira insurance association , the Manufacturers Mu tual lli-o Insurance company , and the Lumberman's Mutual llro Insurance company in hums ranging from IIOCX ) to t. > , ( KK ) for doing business in violation of thole charters. Narrow KNCIIJIO For I ho Nnvy. Nnwi'or.T , Jt. I. , Nov. 8. Seven or eight naval ofileers narrowly escaped death thla afternoon by the premtttura bursting of * Spar torpedo which was being run out from a boat. The bout was badly shuttered und tw men beverely wovndad. No Trace ol' the Tup. , MINNEAPOLIS , Nov. 8 , Tlicro is no trace ot the steam tug JJryUerry , which piled upon Lukc-of-tho-Woods , and it Is reasonably cer tain she was lost In the recent storm with all tlio crew cud paFiSongero. \