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ENGEL’S DOSE OF POISON.
laudanum and morphine pills
FAILED TO KILL HIM.
The Former Were Too Stale and. the
Latter Too Inferior in Quality His
Discovery in a Stupifled State Led to
the Search Which Disclosed Lingg’s
Chicago, Nov. 7. — Not the least remark
nb]r phase of the bomb discovery is that it
came about from the fact that Anarchist
George Engel attempted suicide Saturday
night by taking an ounce of laudanum.
About i 1:20 o'clock Emil Zoener, who is on
the night death watch, passed Engel’s cell
and was attracted by groans coming from
within. On stopping to inquire the cause
he found Engel breathing heavily and lying
prostrate on bis back. He called him by
name, but received no answer, and on open
ing the cell door discovered that the man
was unconscious and suffering from the
effects of some stupefying drug.
After repeated attempts to awake
the sleeping man Zoener became
alarmed, and decided to call in Dr. Gray
from the insane ward in the same building.
Dr. Gray was sent for immediately. On
going to Engel’s cell the doctor soon dis
covered that Engel was suffering from
poison. His eves (liltated, and rolled
-pasmodieally. t>r. Gray at once com
menced active work on his patient. As soon
as Engel came to his senses he raved and
cursed at being disturbed in his sleep, and
asked tlte reason of his being awakened.
He protested that he had only drank a little
whisky, and was all right. "His condition
and subsequent events showed that Engel
was deliberately lying, and that in the face
FORCED TO TAKE EMETICS.
He was at once forced to take
emetics and kept constantly walking for an
hour until all” languor had passed. From
that time on surveillance was kept over
him, which was not released for an instant.
The attempted suicide of Engel is what led
to the search of the cells in the morning.
Beside the discovery of the explosives
mnoug the effects of Lingg there was found
in Engel’s cell the bottle from which he had
taken laudanum. It was concealed in the
urinal. Three or four drops of laudanum
nere still contained in the bottle, and Engel
was confronted with the evidence of his in
tended suicide, which he continued to deny,
but at last sullenly admitted the truth of
the accusation. He had preferred death by
his own hand, he said, to any carrying out of
the sentence under the law. Engel stub
bornly refused to disclose how lie obtained
the poison. The bottle affords no clew and,
like Lingg's dynamite, the source of the
poison is a mystery.
The scheme to furnish I.ingg with bombs,
which were discovered iu his cell yesterday,
was evidently carefully thought out by some
of his co-partners in crime on the outside.
Several days ago a fancy soap box was
brought to the jail end just now. in the heat
of the excitement, the officials say they can
not remember who delivered it. They may
know who it was, but, if they do, will not
Jay so until they have made some arrests.
The box was a harmless looking affair and
it was handled brief! j in the rough manner
in which jail officials usually do these things.
A hasty examination disclosed the fact that
to all appearances it contained nothing more
Man a few delicacies for which such a
' human tiger” as Lingg has an appetite.
Had the police and deputies known that
1 here were bombs lying around loose in
such close proximity"they would not have
felt so easy, but they were in ignorance of
any danger, and they would probably have
• mtinned so bad it not been for the raid on
Lingg’s cell. It was then that the insignifi
cant looking soap box was found to have a
false bottom, and it was underneath it that
t lie four bombs had been smuggled into the
BARRING THE CRIMINAL COURT.
Mayor Roche and Sheriff Matson spent
some time last evening examining the win
dows and doors of the Criminal Court build
nig, and as a result of their investigation
flip outside iron shutters were ordered closed
end barred. The heavy iron doors at the
Michigan street entrance were closed and
securely fastened with shackles and every
precaution taken to preclude the possi
bility of an outside attack. Peremp
tory orders were given to allow no
one inside the building except cm a writ
ten order issued by the Sheriff. The
police guard v.as redoubled and each watch
extended three hours. Sheriff Matson this
morning said there was no doubt as to the
nature of the stuff found m Lingg's bombs.
\ part of the filling had been taken out of
a couple of the pipes and.oxploded, and it
lad been found to be the strongest kind of
dynamite. The amnesty people had their
tshies on the streets again, hut there seems
to be less disposition on the part of the
crowd to sign the petitions than on Satur
day. and but few names were secured.
In regard to yesterday’s discovery of
bombs in the county jail and Lmgg. Judge
Gary said concerning the latter: "He is
tenerally looked upon as the most despierate
|,f tho condemned men, and undoubtedlvhe
intended to blow up the building and kill as
tenny people as possible. The tact that, tie
lad armed himself with four of the deadly
weapons would seem to indicate that he was
determined to do as much damage as he
cnild. I suppose this will tend to alarm
people and will create a most decided sen
sition. lam not worrying over my pros-
I cote. I expect to live awhile, anyhow,
line of my neighbors is afraid her windows
" ill be broken when my house is blown up.
I feel sorry for her, and, shall try to hold
down my house iu order to save her win
dows. 1 hate to have my friends suffer ou
" What effect will this be likely to have
°ti the future history of the case?”
' I will not speak on that subject.”
Iti regard to the statement published in
e me of the papers that ho would soon give
Ibe public tho benefit of his views on the
1 1 >peal for clemency. Judge Gary said that
■ had not informed anyone that such was
l is intention. “There are certain features
G this ease on which I will not speak,” he
laid, “aud that is one of them.”
A BUSY MAN.
Ibe Sheriff was a busy man to-day. No
l oner had he reached the office in the
'Horning t han his office was invaded by men
"ho hail been waiting to see him. Some
"ere anxious to learn if the story of the
"’mbs being found was true, end when they
"ere assured that it was. they all had good
id vice to give him. During the entire
lorenoon, groups of excited men were con-
Inegated about the office discussing the
ctc.st sensation. Aliout 11 o’clock the Sheriff
returned to his office for a few minutes.
“< lan you tell who the expert was to whom
the bombs were sent for examination?” he
" I do not think it would be policy to do
• ri , was the reply, as he tried to brush the
b'he sheriff said, finally: “I might as well
|GI you that it is known to be dynamite.
• (l pt. Schaack opened one of the bombs
n ' i t night, and took out a small liortiou of
the contents. He exploded it, anil found it
to be very powerfflk An analvsis is being
made, and I expect to receive a report of
this to-day. AVhen it is secured I will not
hesitate to make it public.”
THOSE PIECES OK GAS PIPE.
The jail officials here say there is some
reason to believe that the pieces of gas pipe
of which Lingg’s bombs were made were
given Parsons a long time ago to exercise
with in place of dumb bells, lor which he
had asked. At any rate, those pieces of
pipe are missing from Parsons’ cell, and
the theory is that they are the same pieces
of which Lingg made the bombs.
Just before noon to-day Anarchi t Engel
was visited by Dr. L. J. Gray, Assistant
County Physician, to whom the Anarchist
made a partial confession of his attempted
suicide. In addition to swallowing lauda
num, Engel said he took sixteen morphine
pilis Friday night. Dr. Gray was amazed
at this intelligence, but understood why
they proved ineffectual when Engel said
he had had the pills ever since he was
brought to jail. That was exactly eighteen
months yesterday, and long since then the
pills ceased to have any active power.
Engel said he swallowed the sixteen pills at
a gulp late Friday night aud walked his cell
all day Saturday, expecting at any momeut
to fall down. When it grew toward night
and the morphine had no effect, ho resolved
to take laudanum. After his
friends left in the evening he
poured out six or seven teaspoonfuls of the
poison and tossed it off. Dr. Gray thin ks
that the stuff was purchased in some cheap
drug store and that in consequence it was
adulterated and a very poor article of its
kind. That is why the laudanum did not
have effect, for if the drug were of the right
quality half the quantity Engel swallowed
would”have been enough to kill him.
ONLY MADE HIM DROWSY.
The old man was made drowsy by the
poison, that was all, and his loud breathing
was what led to the discovery. At first he
said he had been drinking whisky, but a
single glance at the pupils of the man’s eyes
was enough to convince Dr. Gray that he
had swallowed opium in some form. Coffee
was given him, and he was made to exert
himself and move about. The primary
effect, such as it was, soon passed
off, and left the would-be suicide
a little dazed. This forenoon he was sleepy
and confused, but withal talkative. When
he found further concealment useless he
told why he wanted to die. He’d rather
die, he said, than go the penitentiary for
life, and he’d rather go off by way
of poison than the route ordained by law.
He didn’t think he had a fair trial. The
old man said he had only made three
speeches, and what he seemed to
regret most was that he
had not made thirty or 800 speeches when
he found he was to be hanged for speech
making. Dr. Gray asked how long he had
had the laudanum. He answered: “Oh, a
long time.” But he wouldn’t tell how he
got it or who gave it to him.
SPIES MAKES A STATEMENT.
This afternoon W. M. Salter, who has
been working in company with H. D.
Lloyd to secure the signatures of prominent
citizens to the request for commutation of
sentence against the Anarchists, asked Spies
to say plainly what he knew about the
bombs found in Lingg’s cell yesterday.
Spies wrote the following, and to it are ap
pended the signatures of Fielden and
Schwab. Further below is a statement by
Chicago, Ills., Nov. 7,1887.
.Mr. Salter —It is useless for me and my
friends to say that we had no knowledge of any
thing of the kind. No sane man would have
bombs in his cell, or countenance any such
thing in bis cell—think of it —subject, to search
at any moment, and at all times. The first inti
mation I received of the matter came
from Sheriff Watson last evening. I could
not believe it at first, and can hardly
believe it now. 1 haven't spoken to Lingg for,
I think, nine months. I don't know much of
him, but i think he is a monomaniac. I had
only seen him once or twice before we were put
together and charged with "conspiracy.” I
don’t believe that a single one of the other pris
oners had even as much as a suspicion,
for otherwise they would undoubtedly have
reasoned the man out of his folly. What use
was lie going to make of the shells? Throw
them into the jail? What intention, what object
could there have been in such an undertaking?
I repeat that no sane man would be capable of
such a thing. Liugg. as far as I can judge him.
seeks to be martyred: and,to be candid.would like
the rest of us to go along with him. Did he put
those instruments into his cell so that they
might lie found .’ That is a quest ioa 1 have
been asking myself If he had them mere for
any purpos- this is the only one that looks
plausible to me He wanted to die, thinking
thereby to help the cause of labor.
But he wanted us to die also. Perhaps
he thought that the best and surest way to
bring this about was to place a few bombs ill his
cell. I have never met as peculiar a man as be
is in my life, and for almost a year I have con
sidered him a monomaniac, and have had
nothing to do with him. You ask me to con
demn his action. It is useless to condemn
the action of an irresponsible man. if any man
holds us. or any one of us, responsible for
jirigg's deeds, then I can't say why we shouldn’t
be held responsible for any mischief, whatso
ever committed iu the world, and it has actually
come to that, we being made the scapegoats
for everything. Very sincerely yours,
In the above I concur fully,
I also concur in the above statement,
i don’t know what to think of it. I cannot
comprehend that Lingg intended to take the
lives of the jail officials, who in every respect
have treated us very kindly, neither do I be
lieve that Lingg wanted to commit suicide, be
cause lie possessed too much courage. The
whole affair is a puzzle to me. May my fate he
what it may. I will la- grateful to the jail of
ficials for their kind treatment to the last.
The gallows upon which the Anarchists
are to hang lias been prepared, and is now
in the basement of tiie county jail.
Reports of the finding of the bombs iu the
northwestern part of the city are said to be
without foundation. The supposed bombs
were only empty cartridge shells.
DANGEROUS OUTSIDE INFLUENCES.
Eugei is reported to have said to repre
sentatives of the Amnesty Association that
liis letter given to the public a short time
ago, in which he expressed himself, like
Parsons, as wishing either liberty oe
death was forced from him bv powerful
outside influence, the nature of which he
dares noli divulge. Ho also said that this
letter was not even written by him but was
la-lined outside the jail and sent for his sig
nature. He allegi-d that thus being com
pelled to utter sentiments which he did not
fee! at heart had broken him all up, and
that he did not care to live any longer. He
also declared that against his wall he had
been prevented from signing the petition
which Spies, Fielden and Schawb had ad
dressed to Gov. Oglesby.
Tho Secretary of the Amnesty Associa
tion received this morning a twelve page
closely written letter signed "Bomb Throw
er.” The writer used red ink, and asserts
that, he threw the'bomb, and explains-in da
tail as to the manner in which he manipula
ted the fuse. He further declares that he
contemplated using dynamite long before
the Hay market riot, and says he intended
to threw it into the Desplaines street
station. An injury said to have been
received in July proceeding May 4,
1886, instigated him to violence He it was
who lighted the cigar, and lighted the fuse
of the bomb with the cigar. The letter con
tains many misspelled words, and is poorly
punctuated. The band writing is fair, and
is thought to bo that of a woman. The
missive was mailed in Chicago, and on the
outside of the envelope “Important” was
scrawled in large letters. It also bore a
speciul messenger stamp.
SAVANNAH, GA„ TUESDAY, NOVEMBERS. 1887.
PARSONS SUSPECTS TRICKERY.
During the day Parsons wrote a long
communication, which lie handed to the
reporters unsigned. It was almost a his
torical denunciation of the bombs’ discovery
as a premeditated trick of the condemned
men’s enemies to blacken them in the eyes
of the public. The meals of the prisoners
being no longer allowed to come from their
friends, but being instead furnished by the
Sheriff, he permitting the men to order at
his expense whatever they like, the bill of
fare has become a subject of interest. No
little curiosity was expressed to-day as to
just what food such a man as bomb-maker
Lingg would like. When the time came,
Lingg calmly requested blood sausage, sour
kraut and apply pie. He ate them with a
Hon. John N. Jewett was interviewed
to-night as to the possibilities of a writ of
habeas corpus being issued in the Anarch
ists’ cases. He said such a writ was open to
them in their present posit ion upon a peti
tion strong enough in its allegations, and if
issued the Sheriff would be called upon to
make a return and show by what process of
law the prisoners are held.
GOV. OGLESBY THREATENED.
Springkild, 111., Nov. 7.—An Associ
ated Press representative called at the ex
ecutive mansion this morning and inter
viewed Gov. Oglesby regarding the threat
ening epistles he had received during the
past few days from sympathizers with the
Anarchists. “I am very much afraid," said
the Governor, “that the matter has been
exaggerated as such reports usually are. I
do not think I have received more than a
half dozen threatening communications al
together, mostly written the past week or
The Governor’s mail this morning was
composed of a little over 100 letters, nearly
ail of which related to the Anarchists’ case.
This is an increase over any previous day,
and the proportion of requests for clemency
is also said to be somewhat greater than
yesterday. Chicago, as usual, furnished the
bulk of the mail on this subject.
TROOPS HELD IN READINESS.
Great excitement was occassioned here
to-night by the announcement that Col.
Ewert, Assistant Adjutant General, was
notified that the commanders of the two
Springfield companies of the Fifth regiment
State militia must hold their companies in
readiness to assemble at their armory for
service. The signal for assembling is to be
three distinct taps on the fire bells.
Men in military uniform are to be seen on
the streets, and when questioned all they
can tell is that they have been notified u>
bo ready to respond to the signal. It is not
known at this writing what the object of
the order is, nor where the troops are
expected to be sent. The belief is prevalent,
however, that they are to be ordered to
ANARCHISTS THINK IT A PUT UP JOB.
New York. Nov. 7.—The leading topic
of conversation among the Anarchists
leaders in this city to-day was the report of
the finding of the bombs in the cell of the
condemned Anarchist Lingg. All of the
leaders agreed that it was a job put up by
the police, and when talking about it they
grew greatly excited. Herr Most was seen
at his office. He denounced the police as
cut-throats, thieves and murderers, and
claimed that they had placed the bombs in
Lingg’s cell for the purpose of influencing
public opinion against the condemned men.
A committee, representing different labor
societies, will leave here to-night for Chi
cago for the purpose of pleading with Gov.
Oglesby to spare the condemned men.
London, Nov. 7. —A deputation profess
ing to represent the Liberal arid Radical
clubs of London and the Provinces, visited
the United States legation to-day to present
to Mr. Pbelps a protest against the execu
tion of the Chicago Anarchists, and asked
him to cable it to the Governor of Illinois.
The deputation were without credentials,
and were all unknown to the minister, who
declined to receive the protest, or interfere
in any way in the matter.
A ST. LOUIS BANK CLOSED.
Directors Heavily Indebted to the In
St. Louis, Nov. 7.—The Fifth National
Bank of this city closed its doors to-day.
It had a capital of s3'Jo,ooo and usually car
ried about $1,130,000 in deposits. A run
upon it had been in progress since Friday.
Henry Overstoltz, former Mayor of the
city, was President, and C. C. Crecilus
cashier. The President has been sick
for some time, and tho management has
been entirely in the hands of the directors,
some of whom now appear to be quite
heavily indebted to the bonk. Tho failure
affects several firms in this city to some
degree, and three concerns whose names
have not transpired, are reported to he crip
pled. It is claimed that depositors will be
paid in full.
All the Refractory Bucks in the Guard
House Except One. ,
Washington, Nov. 7. —The Secretary of
the Interior late this afternoon received the
following telegram from Indian Inspector
Armstrong at the Crow Agency in Montana,
dated to day: “The refractory Indians are
all delivered and in the guard house butone.
Ho will be delivered to-night, Their leader
was killed in a skirmish yesterday. The
balance of the Crows in camp are quiet and
submissive. No more trouble need lie feared.
The Crows will lie peaceable and contented
in the future. The whole matter has been
well managed and successfully terminated
by the troops. Gen. Huger agrees with me
in the suggestion that the prisoners be sent
to Fort Knelling at once and held until their
future disposition is decided upon.”
Louisiana’s Colored Fair.
New Orleans, Nov. 7. —The first annual
fair of the ILouisiana Colored State Fair
Association opened to-day at Spanish Fort,
and will be continued throughout the week.
Large crowds were in attendance upon the
opening ceremonies. Special rates have
lieen granted on the railroads and numer
ous excursion trains from all parts of the
State will be run during the week. There
are strong prospects that the undertaking
will be successful, notwithstanding the fact
that the labor troubles in the Teche district
will curtail to some extent the large attend
ance which was expected from that quarter.
The opening ceremonies were held in the
Casino, Gen. T. B. Stomps presiding.
Rear Admiral Luce’s Command.
Washington, Nov. 7.—Acting Secretary
of the Navy Harmony to-day denied the
revived report that Rear Admiral Luce is
about to relinquish the command of the
North Atlantic squadron and to be placed
in charge of the Naval War College at
Newport. Com. Harmony said he knew no
reason for the report, since Secretary Whit
ney and Rear Admiral Luce had come to an
understanding sometime ago.
Chicago’s Omnibus Boodlers.
Chicago, Ills., Nov. 7.—A motion for a
stay of execution in the omnibus boodle
case, came up for trial this morning before
Judge Jamison, and was overruled. The
defendants were each sentenced to two
years imprisonment. The defense asked
permission to file a bill of exceptions, and
was given twenty 4* vs to do so.
O’BRIEN’S LIFEIN PRISON.
8,000 PEOPLE WITH BANDS IN
FRONT OF THE JAIL.
Tho Prisoner Appears at One of the
Windows and Waves His Handker
chief He and Mr. Mandeville Put On
the Bread and Water Diet.
Dublin, Nov. 7.—Eight thousand jiersons
assembled in front of Tullamore jail last
evening, accompanied by bands of music
playing “God Save Ireland.” Mr. O’Brien
appeared at one of the windows and waved
Freeman’s Journal says Messrs. O’Brien
and Mandeville have been put on bread and
water as a punishment for refusing to wear
the prison garb.
The Governor of the jail to-day refused
the demand of Mr. Moorehead, a Catholic
magistrate, to see Mr. O’Brien, but on learn
ing that the magistrate had a legal rigtit to
hold intercourse with the prisoner, sent for
Mr. Moorehead and informed him that the
desired interview would fie granted stipulat
ing, however, that lie himself should also be
Dreseut. Mr. Moorehead says the atmos
phere in Mr. O’Brien's cell, together with
the bread and water diet, is likely to have a
fatal effect on the consumptive iierson. The
breaking down of Mr. O’Brien’s constitu
tion, he thinks, is only a question of time.
Mr. Moorehead asked Mr. O’Brien whether
he had any complaint to make regarding
his treatment, and Mr. O’Brien replied that
his system hail not been excited by undue
severity of the officials. Mr. Mandeville,
Mr. Moorehead says, appeared cheerful and
A STAUNCH FRIEND OF IRELAND.
London, Nov. 7.—Baron Wolverton, who
died suddenly at Brighton yesterday, was a
staunch friend of tho Irish cause. lie do
nated £IOO,OOO toward the expenses of the
Home Rule candidates in the parliamentary
elections of 1886, and had frequently inti
mated since that he would spend a like
amount at the next general election. He
was one of Mr. Gladstone’s closest friends.
The Freeman's Journal, of Dublin, sjieaks
in high praise of his services in behalf of
Earl Granville in a speech at Stanley this
evening, denied there had been mechanical
acquiescence by tho Liberal party in Mr.
Gladstone’s lead on the Irish question. It
was not Mr. Gladstone, he said, but Earl
Spencer who tiad converted him. It was
impassible to cast aside home rule. He be
lieved he would live to see the enactment of
home rule, though not all of its blessings.
Mr. Byrne, a magistrate of Mallaw, who
was recently removed from office by order
of Baron Ashbourne, Lord Chancellor of
Ireland, appealed to Mr. Gladstone who has
replied as follows: “I am unable to per
ceive any justification for your removal.
Tho present arbitrary and illegal proceed
ings of the government through their of
ficers require jealous examination. Their
conduct is affecting the liberties of the
people of Ireland.”
Mr. Thomas Sexton, M. P., at a
meeting to-day of the City Corporation,
of which he is a member, proposed
that the Council adjourn without the
transaction of the ordinary business as a
mark of respect for William O’Brien.
He was horrified, he said,
by the reports of the barbarous treatment
to which Mr. O’Brien had been subjected in
Tullamore jail. The government hail tried
to break Mr. O’Brien's gallant spirit, and
failing in its endeavor, was determined to
take his life. In accordance with Mr. Sex
ton’s motion, the council adjourned.
GERMANY’S CROWN PRINCE.
A Recurrence of the Growth Lower
Down In the Throat.
Berlin, Nov. 7.—A consultation of the
doctors attending Crown Prince Frederick
William, at San Remo, with Dr. McKenzie,
will be held Thursday. Prince William, of
Prussia, the eldest son of the Crown
Prince, will be present.
The Reichsan Zeiger publishes a state
ment from Dr. Mackenzie that, the Crown
Prince’s throat is worse, but that ho is in no
imminent danger. Drs. Schroerer and
Krause have been ordered to San Remo,
where the Crown Prince is staying, and
Prince William, the Crown Prince’s eldest
son, will start for that place to-night. The
announcement of the Crown Prince’s condi
tion has caused a sensation.
Dr. Mackenzie says the general health of
the Crown Prince is excellent. He takes a
great deal of exercise in the open air, and
sleeps and eats well, but the local complaint
within the last few days has assumed an
To-day’s article in the Journal de St
Petersburg regarding Bulgaria, combined
with unfavorable reports concerning the
condition of the Crown Prince, had a de
pressing effect upon the Bourse. Russian
securities fell % per cent., and other foreign
securities W per cant.
At 7 o’clock this morning Prince William,
son of the Crown Prince, visited Prof. Berg
mann to arrange for a conference of physi
cians, which was held this forenoon, the
Prince being present. At midday Prince
William started for San Itenio via Frank
fort. /t F ankfort ho was joined by Dr.
Sehinit, me specialist, wiio Is to decide
whether an operation is necessary or not.
It is reported that the fresh growth in.the
Crown Prince’s throat is a tumor, aud that
the Prin e’s voice is again hoarse.
A later dispatch from Man Remo says:
“Dr. Mackenzie found a totally new growth
half an inch liolow the ligaments of
the glottis. There is no immediate
danger.” The doctor thinks the growth is
too low to be operated upon through the
mouth, and that an incision will have to be
made into the throat.
Tho news of the (’rown Prince’s condition
caused a great sensation inßerlin and Vienna.
Vienna, Nov. 7.—A dispatch from Gan
Remo says: “Dr. Mackenzie states that the
renewal of discharge Of pus from the Crown
Prince’s throat renders very difficult
and complicated the cutting operation on
a growth lower down.
London, Nov. 7.—Dr. Mackenzie tele
graphs from Kan Remo as follows regarding
the condition of the German Crown Princ e:
There has been ft recurrence of the growth
lower down iu the throat lam issuing an un
favorable bulletin to-night.
CAFFAREL ON TRIAL.
Ha Admits Entering Into Business Re
lations with Mme. Limanzin.
Paris, Nov. 7.— The trial of Gen. Caffarel,
Mme. Limanzin, Mme. Rat&zzi and Qen.
d’Andlaus for selling Legion of Honor
deoorations, was commenced to-day. All the
defendants were present except Gen.
d'Andlau. Geu. Caffarel was ex
amined, and admitted entering into
business relations witli Mme. Liman
zin in order to obtain resources to
relieve his embarrassments. He interested
himself in applications for legion of Honor
decoration solely to oblige Mmo. Limanzin.
He never received any money for them.
He denied that he divulged the plan for the
mobilization of the Meventeenthaanvcorns.
TRIBUTES TO JUSTICE WOODS.
The Resolutions Adopted by tho Bar
Association Presented to tho Court.
Washington, Nov. 7. —There were no
decisions of public importance rendered by
the United States Supreme Court to-day.
Attorney General Garland presented the
resolutions adopted by the Bar Association
on the death of Justice Woods, and addressed
to the Court, highly eulogizing the late
Justice. The resolutions were then read, as
I. Resolved, That the bar of the Supreme
Court of the United States and the
officers of the court are profoundly sensible
of the loss that lias been sustained iu the death
of William Burnham Woods, who has illustrated
Ids country as a patriot, citizen, soldier aud
J. That we tender the family of the deceased
assurance of our sincere sympathy.
3. That, the chairman be and he is hereby re
quested to transmit a copy of those proceedings
to the Attorney General of the United States,
with the request to present the same to the Bu
pi-erne Court of tho United States for such
action thereon as is usual and proper, accord
ing to tlie course of t he court.
4. That the chairman he and he is hereby re
quested to transmit an engrossed copy of these
proceedings to the family of the deceased.
CHIEF JUSTICE WAITE’S REPLY.
The Chief Justice responded as follows:
We are grateful to the bar for this tribute to
the memory of our late associate What has
boon said is no more than Just, and meets our
hearty approval. Mr. Justice Woods was taken
from us in the midst of his usefulness, but the
record of his judicial life as Chancellor for the
Middle Division of Alabama, as Circuit Judge
for the Fifth Judicial Circuit of the United
States, and as Associate Justice of this court
extend* over a period of nearly twenty years of
the most active service. Very soon after
he took his seat on the bench of the
Circuit Court he was compelled to deal with
questions of the highest importance, novel In
their character and applicable to the new order
of things, among those whoso rignts were in
volved. How well he met them ami witli what,
ability he exercised the duties of his office is
shown by the reports of his judgments and by
the esteem In which he was held by all through
out the entire field of his labors. He brougtd
to this court large judicial experience, and from
the beginning lie was zealous in his work and
faithful in every duty. He was au upright
man and just Judge.
The resolutions of the bar and tho re
marks of the Attorney General in present
ing them will be entered on the records of
The Nonsensical Talk of the Combina
tion of Carrying the State.
Richmond, Va., Nov. 7.—The very ex
citing political contest which has been go
ing on in Virginia for the past few months
will be closed to-morrow. The campaign
has been most active on the part of both
op|K>sing parties. The real contest is for 100
members of the House of Delegates and 1!)
State Senators. On the result will de
pend whether Democratic domination in
the State shall be maintained or
whether the combination of tho reformers
aud Republicans shall come into power.
The incoming legislature will also elect a
United States Senator to succeed Senator
Riddleberger. Of twenty-one State Sena
tors who hold r, seventeen are Demo
crats aud four The last House
of Delegates was over two-thirds Demo
cratic. For the Coalitionists to capture the
Legislature by securing majority,
there will have to be a revo
lution throughout the State. This
the Democrats claim will not occur,
and they' express confidence that they will
have a good working majority in both
houses. The Coalitionist*, under the leader
ship of ex-Senator Mahone, have worked
as never before, and they speak hopefully
as to the result of to-morrow’s vote. In
this city the contest has been particularly
active. The Coalitionists are now claiming
that they will elect the four city Represen
tatives, despite the 2,000 majority which
Democrats had in the last general election.
The Democrats claim that they will carry
the city by from 700 to 1,600 majority.
SHOT BY AN ANGRY FATHER.
He Objects to Mr. Kahn Keeping
Company With His Daughter.
Brazil, Ind., Nov. 5.—A shooting scrape
occurred here this morning between the
Hon. George A. Knight, a leading attor
ney, and David Kahn, a young clothier.
For two or more years Kahn has been pity
ing his attentions to one of Mr. Knight’s
daughters, although notified to desist.
The daughter is young, and has not
yot completed her education. Kahn,
however, failed to desist, and a warm affec
tion seems to have sprung up between
the couple. Some woeks ago the daugh
ter returned home from college, fast night
she was on the street with Kalin iu company
with other young friends. When near the
Knight residence the irate father appeared
with a revolver and opened a brisk fire,
Kahn retreating. This morning at 7o'clock
Mr. Knight nptieared at the door of the
store where Kalin is engaged as a salesman,
and seeing him within opened fire on him.
The fire was returned, each party emptying
his revolver. The shots flew wild, scatter
ing bystanders and creating much excite
ment. Kahn receiver! a flesh wound on one
arm. The only wonder is that both were
not killed, as the shooting was at close
New York, Nov. 7.—-The Cunardsteamer
Etruria, on which Hon. Joseph Chamber
latn is a passenger, was sighted off Sandy
Hook early this morning. The revenue
cutter Manhattan took the illustrious visitor
from the Etruria and landed him at tho
barge office, where he was received by Wil
liam Dine Booker, British Consul General,
and Hon. William Smith, Deputy Minister
of Marine of Canada. On board tho Man
hattan, Secretary Edwards, of the British
Legation, met Mr. Chamberlain at quaran
tine and accompanied him and his party to
Political Matter In the Malle.
New York, Nov. 7.—The post office is
overflowing with campaign document*.
From Friday noon to this noon 1,700,000
newspaper prints were handled, 25,000 let
tors and circulars and 2,200 sacks of small
matter, all on political subjects.
Quietly and without any confusion 812
election inspectors for the United Labor
Partv were sworn in by the Police Commis
sioners at headquarters this evening. Thoy
will servo to-morrow.
Not Believed to Have Foundered
Quebec, Nov. 7.—The manager of the
telegraph office here says that it is impos
sible for news of any disaster to the steamer
Oregon to reach here except by telegraph,
und.that he has heard of no accident to that
vessel. The sensational report concerning
the foundering of the Oregon is not be
Exiled to Siberia.
Sr. Petersburg, Nov. 7.—Eighteen
young army officers have been sentenced to
various terms of exile in Siberia on charges
of connection with a revolutionary plot
against tho government.
Emperor William Arises.
Berlin, Nov. 7.—The Emperor prose this
afternoon and was able to bear a number of
Additional Attempts to Start Fires in
the Lumber Yards.
Chicago, Nov. 7.—A special dispatch
from Dubuque, lowa, dated Nov. 6, says;
“.Last night several further attempts were
made to start tires in different parts of the
city, and tiie anxiety of property holders
naturally increases. Two men attempted
to gain entrance to Knapp, Stout & Co’s,
mill office by forcing the window - latches.
As they were about to enter anWifficer in
tercepted tliem, and chased one, but failed
to capture him. Knapp, Stout & Cos., suf
fered a loss of $15,(X)0 by ari in
cendiary lire the night previous.
What object the men had in attempting to
fain an entrance to the office is not known.
n the main yard of the company two
places were found where light kindling
saturated with benzine had been placed un
der piles of seasoned lumber. In Robin
son’s lumber yard, located in the southern
part of the city, similar arrangements had
been made. "The plan was undoubtedly
to fire all the lumber yards
at once anil thus destroy the business and
monufacturing portion of tiie city. Extra
patrolmen were nut on guard to-day, and
many citizens will watch to night. Lum
bermen are greatly alarmed. Their insur
ance is likely to be cancelled at any mo
ment. One firm is said to have closed down
until the danger is over.”
FLAMES IN A NEWSPAPER OFFICE.
Chattanooga, Tenn., Nov. 7.—Fire
broke out at ti o’clock this evening in the press
room of the Daily Commercial, and the
flames quickly spread to the composing and
editorial rooms. The building was swept
by the fire, but the timely arrival of the the
department saved the office from complete
destruction. Tiie chief damage was done
by smoke and w r ater, and will not exceed
The Western Union Telegraph Company’s
office occupied the first story of the build
ing and was completely saturated with
water but not seriously damaged. The
operators were accommodated by the rail
road companies and ihe business.of the night
was conducted without serious inconven
ience. A printer named J. M. Haines, of
Virginia, was asleep in the newspaper of
fice at the time and was not discovered until
he was almost asphyxiated. His recovery
is doubtful. The Knights of Pythias hall in
tiie third story of the building was slightly
damaged. The total loss is about $7,500.
The loss is fully covered by insurance.
A TOBACCO FACTORY BURNED.
Danville, Va., Nov. 7. —lnformation
has been received of a fire at'Reidsville, N.
C., which destroyed the largo tobacco far
toryof 11. Sampson & Cos., together with a
large stock of tobacco. The loss is reported
as follows: On stock, $60,000; on building
and machinery, $30,000. It is said to be
covered by insurance.
GEORGIA'S CAPITAL CITY.
Dr. Tucker’s Retirement from the
Christian Index Explained.
Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 7.—The proprietors
of the Christian Inde.r, James P. Harrison
and Dr. J. 8. lawl.on, contradict the im
pression that Dr. Tucker's retirement was in
any way caused by Dr. Hawthorne or Dr.
Tucker’s article on Sunday prohibition
meetings in the Opera House. Mr. Harrison
said to the News correspondent this even
ing that changes in the ownership and man
agement of the paper, as well as in the gen
end editorial policy, induced the relieving
of Dr. Tucker, for whom they had the
friendliest feelings. There will lie no suc
cessor to Dr. Tucker as managing editor.
It, is understood that Dr. Tucker will retire
from all active work or business. It is esti
mated that Dr. Tucker is worth SIOO,OOO,
and can live comfortably without an edito
Commissions were issued to-day to Fii-st
Lieut. Grogan, Second Lieut. Swift and
Junior Second Lieut. Hawes, of the Elbert
The Governor has received and accepted
the resignations of L. H. Chappell, as Cap
tain of the Columbus Guard, and J. C.
Reedy, Captain of the City Light Guard, of
The Adjutant General received from
Washington to-day the muster rolls of the
Fifteenth and Sixteenth Georgia Volunteer
The convict, lease decision will be rendered
at noon to-morrow.
GEN. JACKSON’S PROTEST.
He Corrects Some of the Statements
of Ex-Senator Thurman.
Atlanta, Noy. 7. —The speech of ex-
Senator Thurman in Columbus, 0., on Gen.
Henry R. Jackson has created much com
ment here Gen. Jackson is 67 years of age
and for more than forty years has been a
prominent, and honored citizen of Georgia,
and that ex Senator Thurman, who has
always been in high favor here, should have
made such a personal attack upon him
caused great surprise. Gen. Jackson to
night furnished the Constitution with the
Marietta, Ga.. Nov. 7. 1887.
Messrs. Editors: The statement which Judge
Thurman is reported to have made about me at
Columbus, 0.. to Ihe effect, that drover Cleve
land recalled me from my mission to Mexico,
and his Intimation that. I was recalled because I
got too drunk there to be of any line, arc utterly
ral e, and destitute of the slightest foundation.
In fact, 1 was not recalled, except, at my own
request. I resigned of my own lolltlon, without
a suggestion from any one, for reasons perfect
ly satisfactory to myself. My resignation thus
tendered was not accepted for months. Judge
Tlmrman further states that, the President and
Democratic ixtrty have no more malignant
enemy in the united States than I. This is
equally false I have too high rekiiect for Judge
Thurman’s character to doubt that in- will ho
quick to correct these gross misrepresentations,
which.it he made them at, ail. I cannot believe
he would have knowingly made.
Yours very truly,
Henry R. Jackson.
RUNAWAYS AT ATHENS.
Hugh Taylor Believed to Have Been
Athens, Ga., Nov. 7.—This afternoon
about 5 o’clock, as Hugh Taylor and J. M.
Mclntosh were riding in a buggy down
Broad street, the horse became unmanage
able, and despite tho efforts of both gentle
men to hold him, he succeeded in running
against another team with such force
as to upset the buggy, throwing
both occupants to the ground. Mr. Mcln
tosh escaped with a few slight bruises, but
Mr. Taylor was thrown on the wheel of the
buggy,"and it is feared that his back has
been injured. He was picked up in an un
conscious condition and as yet has not
recovered sufficiently to be examined. The
horse, which broke loose from the buggy,
passed out Broad street and caused tnree
dray horses, which were near the compress,
to run away.
Five Terms Mayor.
Baltimore, Nov. 7.—Gen. F. C. Latrobe
was formally inaugurated Mayor of Balti
more at noon to-day for the fifth time.
Sailed for Norfolk.
Fortress Monroe, Va., Nov. 7.-The
United States steamer Saratoga has sailed
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SOT SLAIN' BY SOLDIERS
THE SHERIFF’S POSSE FIRED THE
SHOTS AT PATTERSONVILLE.
A Movement Toward His Hip Pocket
by a Negro Provoked the Shooting—
The Blacks Had Threatened to Burn
the Town That Night—A State of
Nf.w Orleans, La., Nov. 7.—A special
to tlio Timrs-Democrat from Patterson*
villo says; “Tuis town was profoundly
quiet yesterday, many of the negroes, who
form a majority of the population, having
cleared out in consequence of the affair of
Saturday afternoon. Of that affair every
body lias a different story to tell. The fol
lowing nre the conclusions arrived at, after
some pains and careful consideration:
Trouble had been threatening in this neigh
borhood for some time past. The negroes
had been talking freely of burning the
town of Pattersonvilla. It is stated that
ono who is now a prisoner made a full con
fession to Hon. Don Caffrey of a
plot to burn the town, which was to have
been carried into effect Saturday night, huts
tiie events of Saturday afternoon pre
vented. Mr. Caffrey went to Franklin on
the afternoon train and has not, therefore,
been interviewed. Tiie shooting and wound
ing of four white men on Phiar’s plantation
on Friday decided the authorities here to in
stitute a search for arms in the town, and
at the same time to arrest several men vf bo
had made themselves most, conspicuous by
the loudness and ferocity of their threats.
THE MARCH ON THE TOWN.
“The troops were quartered on steam
boats lying alongside William’s ;aw mill,
about a mile from the town. From there
Saturday afternoon between 4 and 5 o'clock
the Attakpas rangers under command of
Capt. Cade, together with a passe of citi
zens, partly from this neighnorhood, and
partly from Franklin, moved on the town.
There are several versions of what after
ward occurred. The correct story is prob
ably this; at the entrance to the towu stand
two cottages, the one on the right occupied
by a white man named Hibbert, and the
one on the left by colored people. Here as
the troops approached they found a crowd
of nearly one hundred excited negroes
assembled. This crowd was ordered to dis
perse. and gome of the members of the mob
left, while others remained and assumed a
defiant attitude. Ono negro of notorious
character threw his hand tiehind him as if
to draw n pistol, and then in a moment the
whole affair was over. A regular fusilada
was opened upon the negroes by the Sheriff
posse, and four of them were shot dead.
THE TROOPS DIDN’T FIRE.
“It is asserted by the militia, and with
considerable positiveness by some of them,
that no militia man fired a shot, and that,
all the killing was done by the Sheriff’s
posse. Capt. Cade seems to have had great,
difficulty in restraining his tiimrfroni firing,
but he appears to have succeeded. Besides
the four negroes killed, one was very se
verely wounded. Two boys are also said to
have been hit. Tiie Sheriff withdrew as
soon as the firing began. After the affray
tiie troops marched through the
town, and many of the negroes
retired to the woods. The number
of shots Hi ed is variously estimated at from
forty to 100, but the firing was by no means
indiscriminate. The four men killed were all
bad characters. Their names were Walsh
amt Dolpb Anderson, brothers, Lewis
Cooper, a brother-in-law of the Andersens,
and Robert Wrenu, a negro saloon keeper,
who killed a man a few weeks ago within a
a few yards of the place where lie was shot.
Tho dead were buried yesterday by the
troops. The town was guarded and pa
trolled by t-av Iry and infantry last night.
It was impossible to move in any direction
without being challenged.”
NO NEW ASPECTS.
A dispatch from Houma says the strike
has assumed no new aspects since Saturday.
On several plantations evictions were made
this morning without difficulty. Laborers
from abroad are pouring into this section
to take the places of the strikers. The
planters are confident of resuming opera
tions this week. The presence of the militia
has had a most wholesome influence in pre
venting disorder and violence.
A dispatch from Franklin says: ‘‘Most of
the plantations between Pattersonville and
Tigerville have resumed work, though as a
rule with a short force. The men working
were, in most instances, strikers who have
receded from their demands. The Patter -
Ronville negroes are still badly scared ami
many of them remain out iri the woods.”
A dispatch from Pattersonville says that
the strike in that section is over, all hands
having resumed wor k.
A sjrecial from Plaqueinire, La., says:
"The strike of the laborers on the planta
tions has reached this parish. Only one
plantation, the ‘Kvergreen,’ is so far
affected. Should the strike spread and con
tinue the planters will suffer to a great ex
tent, ns the larger portion of the crop of
Iberville parish is still in the fields.”
Lost on the Toro Reefs.
New Orleans, Nov. 7. —The Southern
Pacific Company’s steamer J. S. Harris,
( apt. Thomas 'Morgan, bound from Blue
Fields for New Orleans, with 4,000 bunches
of bananas, 30 tons of rubber, etc., struck
the Toro Reefs, Oct. 22, and sunk in two
hours. Her crew took to the boats and
roacbod Caiie Gracia*. Tho vessel and cargo
are a total loss. There is no insurance.
Job Printers Strike.
Louisville, Kv., Nov. 7.— The printers
in tiie four leading job printing establish
ments of the city struck this morning. The
strike is due to the refusal of the proprietors
to advance the price of composition on
book work to 42 .c. per thousand, as de
manded by tho union.
Lower Rates to Florida.
Washington, Nov. 7.— The Atlantic
Coast Line has reduced iterates for continu
ous passage tickets to Jacksonville, Fla., as
follows; From New York, $27 75; Phila
delphia, $26 75; Baltimore, $23 05; Wash
ington $22 76.
A Propeller Ashore.
Land Beech, Mtch, Nov. 7. —The pro
peller Osceola, of Wards Lake Superior
line, went ashore lasi night in a thick
near Port Austin and has thrown over part
of her cargo. Particulars are very meagre
The wind is blowing hard.
Death of a Rich Physician.
Norfolk, Va., Nov. 7.— Dr. William
Selden. an old any prominent physician of
this city, and the wealthiest capitalist in
this section, died suddenly this morning.
Storekeeper and Gauger.
Washington, Nov. 7. —The Acting Secre
tary of tho Treasury to-day appointed
Alfred N. Promt, to 1* storekeeper and
gauger at Reedy Branch, N. U.
New York’s Illegal Voters.
New York, Nov. 7.—Between 40b and
500 warrants for the arrest, of illegal voters
in this city to-morrow are now in the
hands of officers.