Cleveland County Leader. (Lexington, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 13, Ed. 1 Saturday, March 31, 1894 Page: 1 of 4
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Cleveland County Leader.
LEXINGTON, OKLAHOMA TERRITORY, SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 1891.
Soft sleeps the earth In moonlit blest?
Soft sleeps the bou-rh above the nest;
O'er lonely depths the whippoorwill
Hre,ith<vs one faint note and all is still.
Sleep, little darling night is long —
Sleep while 1 sing thy cradle son^.
About th£ dreams the drooptn? flower
Mows her .sweet bronth from hour to hour.
And white the groat inogn spreads her wings,
While low, while fur, the dear earth swings.
Sleep, little durlinx: all night Ion;
The winds shall sins thy slumber son?.
Powers of the earth and of the air
Shall have thee in their mother care,
An 1 hosts or heaven, to/elher pro*',
Bend ov-r thee, their last, thei best
Hmta, little darling from the <1 >cp
Some mighty wing sh ill fan thy sleep.
BY HELEN B. MAl'IIEItS,
CHAPTKR IV—Con i iM F.n.
"Fo' thai1, roight a facin' mo war
th' bottle o' sloopin' stuff as 'ud
stood all thorn sevon year: I'd kop it
t' mind mo o' th' hall I'd lived in w'
.Sfith, an' side o' the stuff war the
milk, an' the cup out o' which Steve j
had drunk that day.
"Th' devil bos 'Pit some o' th' stuff j
i' his drink, an' ho'll niver knaw, an'
frit him out o' th' way afore Steve
ho corned in.' Thar war na taste to j
't, nor more nor waiter, nor na color, ■
th' gipsies knawed thar work too j
well fo' that, an' wi' ray back t' Setli, j
1 jost poured th' stuff into th' cup, 1
an' th' milk to top o' un, an' 1 ups an' j
gies 't to 'un d'reckly."
"Thoro was no water in the cup- j
board?" I said.
"Watter?" said Judith, sta"in(; at
me, "what for should I keep waiter i
there? VVa-al, him (ossod 't off to 1
wanco, an' afore 'oe could courft ten. I
him war asleep an' snorin', and out
he slips fro' th' chair to th' groun'
an' a box falls out o' his bosom, an' I
picks 't up (lislenin' the whiles
fo' Steve'B &tep) an' puts it i' my
pocket, an' thin, knawin' he war
safo naw for twenty-four hour, I looks
at un and ses, Where iver num 1
"There war th' secret bit room,
on'y Stove alius went thar, when ho
coined in, an' I daurna pit linn on
th' cfiff. .Just thin my oyo catched
th' ring- on th' trapdoor, r.n' th' devil
liashed'it uj> t' me, 'Put un down i'
th' cellar! Eo'll be gono in twelve
hour, an' nuthin' 'uli waken ho far
twenty-four, put un _ down i' th' j
"If th' devil war quick, I war
quicker. I catched up a coil o' rope j
near by, an' I had Seth Treloar roun'
the shoulders i' a soeond, an' tied a
knot ahind him. an' then I dragged
un along th' floor till I'd got un to th' j
trap door, an' opened un. butt'warnt j
so easy to let down; an' when I'd
pushed his feet over, I knewed I'd
got 80 difficult a job a1} air a woman !
"I wat boun' to tako ' time, if I'd
pushed un too (]uiek, him ud ha' bin j
killed to wanco iiju' a' th' lime I !
war listenin' for Steve's step) so I
giv' un a bit push, then rinnedback
an' jest duj my feet i' th' Iloor an'
thrawed myself till I war sluntin'
like a tree i' a storm, but th' dead
ivcight <>' uu'8 body as him slippe I
thro' th' trap door nigh pulled me
artel- un, but I jest hold on, an' let-
tin' ud down a inch at a time.bimeby j
I felt un touch th' groun', thin 1 j
dashes th' rope in artor un and
bangs down th' door jost at th' very
moment as Slove lifts th' latch, an'
"1 thrawed my apror. over my
head so as un couldna'seo my far \
an' thinkin' I war frettin' anont loav-
in', ho lots me alono, an' b imo by ns
has supper tlio githor an' so th
ovenin' passed. '
"And you coutd cat drink and
sleep with that drugged man lying !
near in tho vault at your feet?" 1
"Iss," said Judith, whoso h'iranly
words and aecant afforded tho
strongest contrast to tho grandeur
of her looks and gosturos, "what
harm had I done 'un? Him 'ud ha'
woke up none th' wurse for what I'd
glved 'un, as him had niver been th
wurse aforo Soften as he'd tookod 't j
unbeknown t' hissolf)', an' thai' war
no ra..s below, an' th' plaeo war dry
an' Mindy.au' I knawed ho'd uaiue to
na harm. Vet I seemed feared like
to rejoice too much, to git safe away
wi' Stove 'ud be too much joy, an' as j
things comod out." sho added bit
toAly, "'t war well I dldna count im
chickens toil soon; 1 wurnt to knaw
as thoro war u fulo wamlerin' about
th' warld moddlin' wi' things as (iod
A'mighty dldna mean to moddlo in.
He'd jest hev let 'em ravel themselos |
out, but you bo wiser nor ho. tho'
naw you'd like I' nndo tho piece o
wark you'm mado."
she paused a moment, und a rush
of pain swept over her face as if sorno !
physical agony pressed her hard. j
• Kb, my lad (she put her hand on j
Steve's), an' us waited so lang, and
o' our bit o' happiness wi' wan
anither, we luv'd fu' monoy a year,
aforo us iver spoke but wi' oureyci, i
av, 'oe luv'd nio when I war thejport I
u' that ne'er-do-woll, Sotli Treloar.
un' 1 war iver compnrln' the twa o' 1
Vo 1' my mind. An't' see 'ee war j
liko a blink o' heavi
n, us niver
r l ■ irt 'iied H|
i th lassus by,
mr war up, 'en
■i d t' tn"
•You'm mino nan-, Judith,' an' I went
to 'ee liko a bird."
Tho helpless love, the profound de-
pendence on hirn that spoko in her
voice, moved me deeply.
Sho left her arm on Stephen's
nock, then pulled horselt together,
and went on with her story.
"When mornin' corned, Stovo an'
rno war stirrin' early, an' whiles I
got th' breakfast, him put up our
bits o' things, an"un couldna guess
wherivor th' coil o' ropo war got-
"Whiles I war oatin', -I ses to my-
sel', 'Seth Treloar 'uli be hungry
when 'un comes t' hisself,' an' I set
a bit o' bread an' fish t' one sido, an'
soon arter, us locked th' door ahind
us, an' war gono for iver, so Steve
s'posed, fro' th' plaeo whar I'd bin
th' luiserablest an' th' happiest
woman upo' airth.
"But so soon as wo'ra got a bit
forrards, ses I I' Steve, 'I've forgot-
ten somethin', an' must rin back an'
for sure I did rin, and catched up th'
key fra th' bush, opeiljth' house place,
an' puts th' plate o' victuals side o'
th' trap-door, an' opens 't an' sees
th' ropo hangin' to a staple as th'
men used t' climb up by.
An' thin I looks at Seth,
lyin' as th' dead, an' all to wanco
it comod upo' mo tho sinfu' thing I'd
adone, an' I ses to mysel. ' 'Sposin'
him war niver to wake up? Or if
'un do, t 'uli be dead dark, an' him
•■var alius a coward, liko t' most
bullies, an' 'sposin' 'un dies o' fright?'
"Sorueways 1 felt as if i war leavin'
'uu to his death, an' yet I hadna got
th' spemt t' go to .Steve' an' say '(io
yer v.ays, an' leave ino an'th'child
as is comin', t' th' matvy o' Seth Tre-
loar!' So I jos stolo away, but I left
my inniconce ahind me, an' I niver
knawed'a moment more o' pcaco fro'
that day't this.
"Wa-al, you was i' th' train, 'oe
knaws how I looked, an' 'oe saw th'
box o' poison skip out o' my pocket,
I'd niver gi'en 't a thought since I
picked 'un up when 't failed out o'
Setli's bosom. All' naw I've told 'oe
th' truth, an' nuthin' but th' wan
truth, but 'oe '11 niver make anythin'
o' 't. Xicht an' day I've toiled t'
puzzle't out. but no wan 'till iver
knaw th" truth 'bout Seth Treloar's
death, 'coptin' Setli Treloar hissolf."
"He died of a doso of arsenic, suf-
ficient to kill three men," I said, "as
the post-mortem proved, also that
there was no bruise upon him, or any
diseaso whatever to causo death."
"Iss," said Judith, looking at mo
from beneath those grand bent brows
of hers, and with the divine stamp of
truth on her lips and in her eyes,
"'tis that beats me. Him war alive
an' well when 1 put 'un in th' cellar,
him war faund jest us I'd left 'un,
bound safe 'null, an' dead three days
urter. Hut what for <1 id'un carry a
box o' poison? 1'urrin' folks has out-
landish ways, 'sposin' him used tn'
stuff as a medicine like, summit as
I've hcerd tell doctors gives poison t'
sick folk t' make 'un well?"
"Doctors only give very small
doses," said I, "besides, if Seth Tre-
loar had boon in the habit of taking,
it, why should ho die of a dose of it
then? He had no desire whatever to
die, ho was prosperous, healthy, he
possessed monoy, was engaged in
schemes to make himself richer, and
you may tako it for granted that ho
did not die of his own froo will.
Witness his attitude whon found, tho
agony of his face, the evidence of
his struggles, ignorant in tho dark of
the moans of life ami oscapo close to
"I eanna argify 't," said Judith
wearily, "'tis all dark t' me, on'y I
knaws I'so as innocent o' his death
us you be, but I'll dio fo't all th'
"Could he have had nn enemy?" I
said as one thinking aloud, "sorao
otic who followed hiui here, an<j gave
him tho poison?"
Judith shook her head.
"It arn't possible," she said; "by
th' doctor's 'cbunt ho dfed some-
where# i' th' night artor I comod
awuy, an' th' locks an' window
war safe, an' nobody knawed
whar we'd put th' koy.
M'appon you'm none so much t'
blame fo' yer thoughts o' mo, thar's
but wan i' th' wido warld (she kiised
Stephen's brown hand) as knaw 1
speak tho truth." >
"No, I beliovo you too," I said,
but without hope, for there was no
hopo in mo ,
And then I turned my back on tho
pair, bidding them niako their fare-
wells, and presently I called the
turnkey, and soon foujid mysolt in
tho fresh air with leisure in which
t i ponder ovor those things that I
ti ad heard.
Smuggler's Hole was ompty. us It
had been ov r sinoe its landlord dis-
covered au un-loukcd for tenant, and
whon 1 told the worthy man I would
tako it for throe mouths at a llbornl
rent, ho scratohod his head, and
clearly thought mo mad.
The place seemed to have been
built out of uneven longths of tim-
ber, uross-wise, any-wise, so that tho
existence of a secret door in the sit-
ting room wall would never have
been discovered by any stranger save
by uceid nt. U'lim my new Innwlord
touched a «prlna, and showed a small
shed or loan-to, containing a second |
door, and a grating about tho height |
of my head, I was astonished, but
easily understood that it had been
devised as a moans of cscapo for the
smugglers whon surprised by the
Thon he lifted the trap-door, and
striking a match wo both peered
down as if half expecting to see Soth
Treloar staring up at us, and gavo it
as his opinion that, but for this one
little mistake of Judith's, she would
havo boon an out and-out good wo-
man. 1 got but littlo comfort from
him, and yet my spirits rose as I
turned my back to tho hovel, and
standing on the towering cliff, along
tho precipitous edge of which a nar-
row path wound sinuously to the lit-
tlo cove below, gazod out nt sea to
whero tho orango lino of sky just
touched it, while betwixt them shone
a single silvery sail.
From that wonderful orango tlio
skv melted by' imperceptible tints to
tho translucent green that is never
matched by any earthly tint of grass
or flower, and tho quick dancing
lights and shadows on the waters
Boomed to laugh in the sunshine, and
to touch here and thoro tho sea-gulls
resting upon the bold, dark head-
lands farther away.
• I will co hack 10 th • prea' sweet mother,
Mother un i lover of men, the tea!"
1 exclaimed aloud, and the loneli-
ness and majosty of the scone did not
appall me, or, at least, not yet.
Tho landlord ovidentiy did not
share in my admiration for what was
common to him as daily brea l, and
having recommended Jake as a gen-
I eral factotum, who would bring mo
I supplies from tho village, and volun-
| leered to send him over to tho hotel,
j half a dozen miles away for my bo-
j longings, he, with his usual Cornish
I courtesy, took himself and his pleas-'
ant sing-song voice away, evidently
i relieved to turn his back on the 111-
| omened abode.
Unutterably dreary in tho chilliness
of the spring evening looked tho
squalid room, and I shivered as I sat
j by the firoless hearth, in tho chair
that Soth furiosi' had occupiod not
so very long
15ut as my bodily discomfort grew,
my mind concentrated'itself the more
i intensely on Judith's story, till I
seemod to see her coming and going
about her night's work, exactly as
I she had told mo and if sho were
making tho ono great and fatai blun-
[ der of her life, mo-thought she eom-
| raitted it magnificently well.
And yot, what could my presence
here avail hor, her whom I had
j caught in tho toils, with no power,
I to undo tho thing that I had done,
out of idlonoss, vanity and curies!ty?
j Thercrwas only ono chanco, one
hopo,that if justified could furnish rno
j with oven the faintest ground forap-
| plying to tho home secretary.
1 should know what that chance
I and hopo were worth soon and by a
! simple experiment that, I meant to
I try tho moment Jako appeared.
Meanwhile, I lit my pipe, and smoked
it for an hour or so, and finally fell
1 was awakened by a loud knock-
j ing at the door, and for a moment,
| and in tho half darkness, could not
remember whero I was.
j "Come in," I shoitod, but tho
door did not unclose, and, t!iough I
I culled out again, nobody replied. At
t last I lifted the latch myself, and
! thoro stood Jako voflly laden like
any beast of burden.
"I have been shouting to you to
come in," I said, "didn't you hoar?"
"I'so bin a bit hard o' hearin' late-
i ly, nilstor," ho said.
"How long?" 1 said sharply.
"I doant know, it's jest growed
upo' me, so my mi-sus says.
"Come out on the cliff,"I said ' and
just whero yon stood on tho niglit
you saw Seth Treloar come feomo."
He went obediently enough, won-
dering. It was a wild eveuing, und
the magnificent Lizard coast was
fast being shrouded in the sea mist
j that crept insidiously inward. Jake's
| figure looked dim. and tall, and lone-
ly outlined against the sad grey sky,
and far below him tho monotonous
rushing of tlio sea was broken by tho
1 booming of tho wavos, as they rushed
into the littlo cavo with a sullen
"Kindly stay whero you are," I
said, "for live minutes until 1 come
He promisod, and when I returned
to the cottage, and ono who hud seen
my conduct there would ncvor ques-
tion my right to lied I am
Standing by tho fireplace I gavo
uttoraiiee to sharp, spasmodic cries,
gradually ascending till they reached
the point of shrieks, Into which I
put my whole vigor, and my lungs
I were thoso of a normally vlgoro is
Having pretty woll exhausted my-
self, I went out to the cliff, and
found Jako precisely whero 1 hud
left him, ami with all a fisherman's
contentedniiss ut doing nothing,
1 'Well, Jako," I cried, "1 I avo
< boon hearing some quour noises —
what did you hear?"
I'lio .uuii looked at ino with igno-
rant, candid eyes.
"Nothing, •ir," he said, "but the
water pouring down the cliff yonder
—It makes a power of noUo—you
can hear It right out a' sea."
pro m i ontini i p.:
BRECKINRIDGE SCORES ONE
HER OBJECTIONS ARE OVERRULED,
Judge lindley Hulen That 'Most oi the
Testimony in Affidavit* .May lie
Admitted--OlveH the Pre** Advice
oil the Question of Morality—.
A Mid? for the llefendcnt
Washington, March 27.—When the
Pollnrd-lJreckiuridge 8150,000 breach of
promise of marriage hearing: was re-
sumed iji the district court this morn-
ing. there was a great crowd present,
for the day was expected to be an ex-
As soon as Judge llradley had taken
his seat, lie rendered his decision on
the objections of the plaintiff's attor-
neys to the admission of depositions
impeaching* the character of Madeline
Pollard. First he refused to order
the tluowintf out of all the depo-
sitions, holding that under the
law there was no objection to
this form of procedure. Then as
to the objection of the deposition of
one lirand because he refused to an-
swer certain questions concerning tiie
woman who had introduced him to
Miss Pollard and because he did not
want to "give away" a married wo-
man and tlien persisted that he did
not know her name, the judge said
that it appeared that instead of re-
fusing to answer, the man did not
know or was lying. The direct exami-
nation had broughtont nothing derog-
atory to the plaintiff and the judge
overruled the objection, remarking
that there was nothing reflect-
ing upon Miss Pollard in the
testimony, unless it was that she
had consented to associate with such
a disreputable character as the wit-
ness admitted himself to be. The
deposition of one Kaufman was also
admitted, but the judge spoke very
sharply of tho two papers, saying
that they were utterly unfit to be
read before the court and that he
wou'd elad4y exclude them it he
eouhf. The depositions of John
O'Toole, Dr. Green and I)r. Lewis
were ruled out, because they
were based on hearsay. Lewis is
the physician who testified that
Colonel Swope, the late Republican
candidat ■ for congress in the Lexing-
ton district, had asked him t<> perform
a criminal operation upon :i Miss Pol-
lard. The depositions of Mrs. Miller
and of Koselle. wh«> had been engaged
to Miss Pollar I while'she was in the
Wesleyan institute, were admitted,
the judge commenting that the plain-
tiff had placed her character and her
maturity in a measure in question.
t1ik judok speaks for morality*.
Judge Bradley then made a few re-
marks in the interest of public moral-
ity, as he said. The court had been
deluged with anonymous letters in
this case. It was said that any one
who would write an anonymous letter
should not expect to have
auy notice taken of them
and would do almost any-
thing mean. Some of these let-
ters. however, seemed to come from
females and to be dictated by good
motives. Many of them referred to
the publication of details of the trial,
While the court could exercise no cen-
sorship over the press, he suggested
that papers should omit the improper
details, as he thought some of these if
published would subject these papers
to exclusion from the mails. More-
over it was almost a calamity to the
city of Washington nnd the country
nt large that such matters should be
carried broadcast into its homes.
Attorney Stoll then read the deposi-
tion of Joseph C. Bailey, clerk of the
Woodford county circuit court at Ver-
sailles, Ky., that in iss I there were
indictment, for murder against <>l 1 it*
and It. P. Brown and that Colonel
Breckinridge bad been one of the de-
fending attorneys. The trial was in
progress August 5, the day upon
which Miss Pollard had testified that
the colonel took her to the house
of Sarah l>oss, in Lexington;
also on August 12, 13 and 10. Tho
cross examination read by Attorney
FarreH of Lexington, developed the
further information that during this
trial Colonel Breckinridge had fre-
quently driven over from Lexington
returning at night and sometimes
bringing his wife. He had atteuded
the whole trial of Ollie Bro\vn, al-
though some of the lawyers hid not.
One of the Lexington lawyers, Kd-
ward M. Wallace, who had been asso-
ciated with Colonel Breckinridge in
the defense of Ollie Brown, deposed
that tho colonel was present through-
out the trial, arguing the case and ex-
amining the witnesses.
AI litis I'OH MR. HHKCKINRIIH1K.
Next came the deposition of Judge
Kodney llagart, w ho had been asso*
ciatod with Colonel Breckinridge as
counsel for the Chesapeake A Ohio
railroad cases tried in August, 1H84.
That of Judge Jerry M. Morton to
prove that the defendant was in
Jessamine conn ty, K y., from August ','7
to August HO, 1884, was read und cross-
examination showed that it was an
hour and a quarter by railroad from
Lexington. Judge Joseph D. Hunt's
aftidavit corroborated that of Mr.
Hagurt. Theodore Davis, clerk of the
court, deposed that Colonel Breckin-
ridge ban vuUt'l in Lexingtua Au-ru-t
( f, 1884. and W. Pv .Marsh corroborated
his testimony. Nat L. Baugh, a law-
ver added his testimony that Colonel
breckinridge had been engaged in
Jessamine cjuit from August SI to
August, 30, 18^4, but could not say
where he (Breckinridge) had passed
his nights during that time.
Joseph Ska in. the proprietor of the
Clarendon hotel in Lexington, deposed
that Colonel Breckinridge and mem-
bers of his family had stopped at the
Phoenix hotel, as it was then called in
1887. Inciiientially the hotel man
recalled an argument in whiclj
Colonel Breckinridge had made the
accusation that lie was bein^ gouged
out of SI and the recollection of
the controversy caused the congress-
man's shoulders to shake with laugh-
After the noon recess a deposition
by James A. Ely, ence clerk of the
circuit court of Payette county, was
read. He remembered that Breckin-
ridge had been engaged in a case on
November "'2, '13 and 24, 1887, and at
the unveiling of the statue of John C.
Breckinridge at Lexington, Septem-
ber 10, 1887.
The deposition of Sister Mary Haya-
einthe, who was 75 years old and *aid
that her memory was very bad,
showed that she could not remember
that Madeline Pollard had attended
the Notre Dame convent at Reading,
Ohio, of which the sister had been
superior in 1883.
The deposition of William 0. Wood,
a carpenter of Lexington, was read.
Wood was engaged to Miss Pollard in
1880. but when he told her he
could not take her upon a trip to
Kurope she broke the engagement and
threw at him the ring he had given
her. lie did not know her ago then,
but considered her a young woman.
The reading of Alex Julian's depo-
sition and cross examination closed
the day's proceedings. Julian is the
blind man whose adventure with Miss
Pollard at a country frolic on Christ-
mas eve. 188L\ has been the subject of
numerous publications since the open-
ing up of this scandal.
telegraphers com prom isp-.
('nion Pacific Operator** Term* Aceeptnd
- The System Held to He Solvent.
O.MaIIA, Neb., March . 7.—Judge
Caldwell will not have to hear argu-
ments by the ("nion Pacific telegraph-
ers in regard to wages, for they have
compromised their dispute with the
officials of the road. The exact terms
of the new sclK'd"le are still kept
from the public, but the men claim
that they have scored a big victory
and have secured every concession
which they demanded.
The Union Pacific, Denver and Gulf
ease came, up for a hearing this morn-
ing before Judge Caldwell, and a sur-
prise was sprung when the attorneys
for Receiver Frank Trumbull with-
drew the demurrer already filed and
in its place submitted an answer al-
leging that tho ( nion Pacific com-
pany was not bankrupt, but that it
was in a flourishing condition and its
earnings covered the interest on its
bonded indebtedness, its operating ex-
penses and the payment due by law to
the I'nited States government and, in
addition thereto, a surplus.
THE FRUIT CROP RUINED.
Had Kcports from AI1 Over the Went lu
Hegard to the Trouper!.
Chicago, March 27. Reports from
all parts of Illinois, Michigan, Indi-
ana. Missouri, Iowa audother Western
states are that the present severe cold
sua)), following on the unusually
warm weather in the early part of
last week has almost beyond question
ruined the fruit ami berry prospects
for this season and has irretrievably
damaged early vegetables. It is tho
general belief of experts that there
will not be enough fruit raised this
season in the West to keep busy even
one per cent of the commission mer-
chants who usually handle the pro-
GOVERNOR WAITE WINS.
Th* Old Denver I Ire and l*ollee C'oimuln-
Nlonern IVelil to ll« I urper*.
Dinvek, Col., March ?7. — Judge
(tlyoii of the tiistrict court to-day dis-
missed the contempt proceedings and
quashed the injunction against Mayor
Van Horn and Messrs. Barnes and
Mullins, (toveruor Waitc's newly ap-
pointed fire and police commissioners,
and empowered the latter to at once
assume the duties to which they had
I'ell I ifteen Hundred I'eef.
Cannrs, March !J7.—An immense
crowd gathered here yesterday
to witness a balloon ascension
by the Aeronaut Wilton, who
is well known in America. No
car was attached to the balloon, and
Wilton ascended hanging to a rope.
When l.TiOO feet high, the balloon
was caught in a current of air that
carried it rapidly seaward. For some
tinexplainnble reason the aeronaut let
go his hold of the rope, front which he
was dangling, ami his body shotdown-
ward into the sea with frightful veloc-
ity. A number of pleasure boats hur-
riedly ma le their way to the place
where Wilton had fallen, and, after a
short search, his body was recovered.
His death must have been almost in-
Puperlnti udciit Moody Itouneed.
Dodok. City, Kan., March SJ7.—Tho
board of managers of the state sol-
diers' home at this place has removed
t . II. Moody, the superintendent, and
appointed < apron Reid to the position.
Re d was formerly quartermaster of
the home. J. If. Nldlnw wa* appointed
to !!ll Re d s place. Moody is the
fathcr-iu-law of the man who is under
arrest at Dodt '.ty on the charge of
furiiishi; !'.< home itli diseased
THE DENVER TROUBLE NOT
IT MUST TAKE ITS REGULAR TORN.
The Colorado Supremo Court Decides
That It Hat No Jurisdiction In the
Matter tintll It llm Keen I'MMetl
Lpon by the Lower Courta--
I ho Opinion of the Court
Affalnat the Ooveruor.
Dknvkk, Col., March 36.—A larga
crowd of attorneys and prominent
citizens was gathered together in tho
supreme court to-day when the judges
filed in and took their places for tho
purpose of rendering their decision in
the police board controversy, pre-
sented to the court by the governor.
The unanimous opinion of the court,
is that the question must be determin-
ed by the district court, the supreme
court having no present jurisdiction.
This is against the governor for it
does not auswer his question and
leaves the matter where itstood when
he called out the militia over a week
Representatives of the committee of
safety were present to watch the out-
come and report to the committee at
tins earliest moment, in order that
prompt steps might be taken to pro-
tect the city's interest, preserve the
peace and prevent a recurrence of tho
shameful scenes of a week ago.
The committee of safety has ap-
pointed an advisory sub-committee to
look into the legal phase of the trou-
ble, between the governor and
Messrs. Orr and Martin, and to report
at the next meeting. Measures to in-
sure the safety of the city, should
there be another outbreak between
the warring factions, were talked
over and it was finally agreod that
everything possible should be done to
prevent a clash. Mr. Todd, who aete t
as secretary, declined to give the
names of this committee.
Over J,000 feet of hose was destroyed
at Wednesday night's tire by cutting.
Chief Pe irse, who has spent the best
part of his life in building up the tire
department, says he shall resign if
politics is to continue to hamper the
department as has been tho case for
SCHWEINFURTH A LUNATIC.
The Itoekford I'raud Identified as a I'or-
inrr ln*aue Methodist Minuter.
Roi htoiut, III., March 26.—Dr. Lon-
don Carter tiray, professor of nervous
and mental diseases of the New York
Polytechnic, in the course of an ex-
haustive treatise on the subject,
'What shall We Do With Cranks?"
read before the Society of Medical
Jurisprudence of JJew York, asserts
that some ten or twelve years ago he
•vas requested to examine into the san-
ity of a Methodist ministerthen living
in Webster county. X. Y., who, be-
en use of bis diminutive size, was called
t.ht! parrow.'' The man was George
Jacob ^chweinfurth. now the Rock-
ford bogu-. ••Messiah." To Dr. Gray
the man admitted that several years
\,so he had had an attack of insanity,
in the course of which be had passed
himself on the railroad ear as the long
lost < harle.\ lloss, but be denied that
he vwis then insane, claiming that his
belief in his wife's infidelity was no
proof of mental liberation.
Dr. Gray took steps to have him
placed in an asylum, but the bird flew
the next da\. and he lost all trace of
him until recently, when he discovered
tis patient in t lie person of the alleged
• S'lvlor of Hockfurd."
••katy" W reek In Teta*.
Lu ino, Texas, March 20.—On the
Lock hart branch of the Missouri, Kan-
sas and Texas railroad near Dale, yes-
terday morning, a train left the track
and rolled down an embankment.
The injured arc: Mrs. K. A. Cowan,
Boston, Mass., internally injured; W.
D. Tiffin, Kansas City, back ' rt; Tom
Rogers, Gainesville, seal| wound;
James Beukford, inspector of Wagne *
Car company, New York, head cut; U.
B. Carter, Henryville, Md., leg cut.
Huge California Land Heal.
San Francisco, March '.'0.—The pur-
chase of the lands of the Crocker estate
and the Croeker-lluffman land ami
water company in Mercedes county,
was closed yesterday. The extent of
the tract — 42,000 acres -and the
amount involved is $.'>,000,000. M. F
Hatch of Chicago and B. M. Davis, a
I anker of Detroit, are included in the
syndicate of purchasers.
A Noted ItrltlNh Lihlhltor l>ead.
London, March 26.—Sir Philip Cun-
llffs-Owen is dead. He was birn June
H, IH'Jii. He was connected with the
Paris exhibition of 1885, the exhib tion
in London in 1H02, the Paris exhibi-
tion in 1M07, the Vienna exhibition of
of 187!?, the American Centennial ex-
position and the Paris exhibition of
Touiim to Consolidate.
Enid, Ok., March l'fl.—It is given out
upon good authority that Hound Pond,
tho government townsite in L couutv
has given up the light and will remove
Monday to Pond t reck, the railroad
town, a compromise being effected
that would consolidate all the rival
•ow n.- it I. iilld 11 colllitic*.
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