Olean Democrat, The (Newspaper) - October 30, 1890, Olean, New York
SIXTEEN PAGES. PAGESf Y r J Flie Olean Democrat. VOL. XI OLEAN.ICATTARAUGUS CO.' NEW YORK, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1890. JUBILANT TORIES. SPECULATING ON THE OUTCOME OF THE O'SHEA DIVORCE TRIAL. ACKERMAN INDICTED FOR MURDER. I They Believe Effect the Trial Will Drive of Public Life. Hunted .lews Sent to Siberia on Slight Papers Exultant Over tlie Count of Paris' Ilecrption In Montreal. LONDON, Oct. Conservatives do not conceal the exultation with which they look forward to the O'Sliea divorce trial and openly proclaim their belief that the effect of the tri.il upon Mr. Parnell will be similar to that of the famous scan- dal in which Sir Charles Dilke was in- volved and which drove the out of public lif? Mi-. Parneil's friend-., on the other harnl. assert that 1 e a full an- swer to every charge and that, at the most, more than indiscretion can be proven. Capt. O'.-hea states that he will push the ease ith energy, as he means to prove to the world the t'nlsity of the allegations that, he has been acting without justice and with a malicious pur- pose to asperse Mr. Parnell. The Russian police are shovying more than usual activity in hunting down Nihilists, and arrests are beinn made by wholesale in Sr. Petersburg, Warsaw and Odessa. In Odessa most of the victims are Jews, and if uo other evidence can be found against them they are deported to Siberia on the charge of violating the laws directed against that race. The po- lice claim to have dis-covered an enormous conspiracy, involving at the same time a revolutionary propaganda aad the for- gery by millions ft the paper money of the empire. The clerical ami royalist newspapers of Paris express great delight over the re- ception of the Count of Paris in Montreal, the former treating it as evidence that the fortunes of French royalty and of the church are as closely allied as ever in the past, and that the Canadian French have retained undimmished their lovalty to both. The Republican press regard the speeches and incidents of the reception as showing that, the count is seeking to bol- ster his pretensions in the old world by gaining sympathy in the new, and that the plain and passionate utterances of the young Duke of Orleans indicate that a re- turn to rule would mean a return also to priestly rule. The semi-official press of Italy also com- ment severely on the part taken by the pope in doing homage to a pretender to the throne of France, and in bestowing honors upon the men who fought to pre- Tent the unity of It air. The French political journals are bring- ing their utmost pressure to bear upon the government in an endeavor to induce the adoption of retaliatory measures against the United States for the restric- tive operation of the McKinley bill upon French products. The Figaro, the most bitter of these journals, demands that the government retaliate upon American in- surance or' whi -h there are many doing eporniousbtis'nes- in France, by rigid enforcement of existing laws against foreiirn companies and if these are not found adequate, by the enactment of new ones. The London Standard, in a long leader on the subject, declares that the French tariff and the -VcKinley bill have plunged the civilized world into inevitable war and predicts that rhe entire conlinent -will retaliate sooner or later in a way that will convince the high protectionists of the fatal gravity of error. Maj. Barttelot's brother has published a letter condemning the course of Mr. Stanley in making merely covert allusion to the major's conduct nhile implying that it is in his power to make definite and serious charges. Barttelofc ex- presses his belief th.-t St-snley's reticence in the matter is due more to the flimsiness of the charges he darkly hints at than t" the regard for the major's family which he pretends to feel. Mr. Stanley is'coming in for some pretty harsh criticism for havinz permitred himself to say as much as he has already said, and it is generally the opinion that his further pursuit of the unfortunate controversy can do him no to say the least. John Bnrns. the Socialistic labor leader, i free in his d -nunciation of the plan set Prth in Booth's scheme for re- ng pavpcr.sm. The London and provincial Scotch and papers publish in full Erastus speech on the mineral resources of Canada, delivered liefore the British Iron and Institute at Niagara Falls, Ont., on Friday, with favorable comments John Molsener's Alleged Slayer Not Gttllty. Oct. jiago in the Grand Island murder mystery turned over Monday. John Ackerman was in- dicted by the grand jury for the murder of John Meisen'-r ori Graad Island on Sept. 10, 1889. Ackerman has been living quietly on Grand Island under bail fur- nished by his mother. A bench warrant was issued as soon as the indictment was found, and Deputy SIiorifF Conrad Spohr was scut for Ackerman. Ho was found on Grand Island, brought before the court and arraigned. He pleaded not guilty. Charles J. Thomas appeared as his attorney, but made-no application for a renewal of bail. The evidence in the case is entirely cir- cumstantial. A body was found on Grand Island. It was believed to be that of Meisener, though it was not absolutely identified. It was badly decomposed. A watch found upon it was very much like Meisener's watch. His clothes and the buttons on them and his hat were like those worn by Meisener. Circumstances pointed to Ackerman having killed Meis- ener. His own speech when confronted with the accusation served to criminate him. But the evidence in the case so far as published is rather vague and shadowy and in all probability it will be difficult to convict the prisoner. The prosecution in the case as it stands will set out to prove, first, that the body found was that of Meisener; second, that Meisener was murdered; third, that Ack- erman was the murderer. Such a difficult triple task is not of tea met with by a public prosecutor, nor Is there often found such a curious combina- tion of mortifying circumstances. It will be remembered that in the coroner's in- quest the jury were evenly divided on the question of Ackerman's guilt and on the fourth day of their session rendered a ver- dict of disagreement. Ackerman was then released on bail. It is said that the new evidence in the case is a clearer identification of the watch found on the body. OUT FOR -ANNEXATION. A PROMINENT HALIFAX MERCHANT BOLDLY DECLARES HIMSELF. A CONVICT'S REVENGE. He Attempted to Assassinate a Voting I.ady Whose Evidence Convicted Him. CHICAGO, Oct. year ago Alice Oakes, aged 17, was a witness against James Prenell, alias notorious thief, who was charged with burglary, and upon her testimony te was sentenced to one year in the penitentiary. As he was being led away to the at the time, he threatened "to get even" with Miss Oakes, and being released from confinement a few days ago he started out Monday night to carry his threat into execution. He watched the residence of the girl on Wabash avenue and, ascer- taining that she was not at home, secreted himself in the neighborhood and awaited her return. He did not have long to wait and ae Miss Oakes turned the corner Prenell darted out of his place of concealment, brandishing a long knife. The girl ran screaming down Wabash avenue, pursued by her would-be murderer. He would have undoubtedly succeeded in design, but for two detectives who heard Miss Oakes' screams and arrested James Shipinan Denounce) the Broken Pledges of Canadian Cabinet ntinlst to Aid Exporters by Providing Rapid Transit Through Canadian Territory. He Openly Advocates Annexation as the Only Kemcdy for Self-Protection. HALIFAX, Oct. Shipman, a prominent flour dealer and supporter ol the government, publishes a letter in the local newspapers showing that Canadian flour shipped from the heart of Ontario is being exported to Newfoundland via New York. He refers to the pledges of cabinet ministers that they would counteract the effects of the McKinley bill by seeking new markets and aiding exporters by affording rapid transit through Canadian territory, and bitterly com- plains that tha freight agents of the Inter-Colonial railway, operated by the government, have made no export tariff for Canadian products going to New- foundland and the West Indies; hence Canadian products to Newfoundland pass through the hands of United States middlemen. Mr. Shipman says: "Newfoundland re- quires 365.000 barrels of flour per annum, and we have this year the article to give them, cheaper and better adapted to their wants than that of the 'United States, besides oatmeal, peas, beans, butter, cheese, hay, oats, vegetables and a thousand other things, and if we must be dependent upon foreign ports and middle- men to supply that trade, the sooner we haul down our flag and confess our utter dependence upon the United States the better." _________________ WASHINGTON GOSSIP. SITTING BULL WANTS GORE. Contract Awarded Presidential Ap- Mall Bobber Pardoned. WASHINGTON, Oct. Pater- son of Kalamazoo, Mich., have received the contract for building the new post- office at Kalamazoo. Their bid was la accordance with a recent act of con- gress the president has appointed Lieut. Sprunk, engineer corps, U. S. A.; Profes- sor H. A. Rowland of Johns Hopkins university and Andrew Bosewater, muni- cipal engineer of Omaha, Neb., a board to consider and report upon the use of elec- tric wires in the district. The president granted a pardon to Charles Condon, convicted in Wyoming of robbing the mails, and sentenced to life imprisonment Feb. The pardon was granted on account of Condon's vouth and his feeble health. Copies of a circular have been sent out .by Attorney General Miller to United States marshals and district attorneys di- recting their attention to the provisions of the lottery act recently passed by con- gress, and instructing them to spare no effort in its enforcement. Go Wholesale Horse Stealing. Towx. N. Y., Oct. 28. The southern Tier counties of this suite seem to be afflicted by an epidemic of thieving. More horses have been during the last month than in any like period for years. One rascal, whose renl name is believed to be N. Yarns, has ?to3en nearly a dozen hordes, either outright or by defrauding their owneryef their properly by means of checks. tn Make NEW YOKK. Oct To of ihr- Nation 11 Park ter'ay. In R o they balanc- in it raft tl.f yesterday in Good I he Overdraft. a- Ynndrrhoof, brokers, had them in favor ink for IfGfi -whileth" firm -KMS ih-ir was Imi f f ''i make h. n ivhuh Tii'Jgment was en- He is Inciting the Sionx to on the Warpath. STANDING ROCK AGEXCT, Oct. the last four weeks Si ting Bull has been inciting the Sioux Indians in this vicinity to an uprising. He enlisted the sympathies of a large number of young bucks, by tell- ing them the story of his great bravery on the field of the Custer massacre, and sev- eral hundred of them agreed to go on the warpath at his bidding. The old chiefs, however, several of whom were in the famous campaign ou the Little Big Horn, offered strenuous objections, and one of them gave np the plans of the reds to Maj. McLaughlin, the agent. Sitting Bull has just recovered from a long illness, and is very ugly. Companies G and H, Twelfth infantry, and troops F and G, EigKth cavalry, are at Fort Yates and could probably quell a disturbance without other assistance, but if affairs should assume a serious phase through a general of the Sioux along the Missouri, the regulars at Forts To. ten and Sully could be brought into service in a few hours. HOG CHOLERA IN PEMNSYLVANIA. Meeting of Western Passenger Agents. KANSAS CITY, Oct. 29. The Trans- Missouri committee of the western pas- senger agents met here yesterday after- noon. Chairman Finley presided at the meeting, at which only eicht members were present. The day was devoted to the subject of commissions paid bv him west of the Missouri river and which it was proposed to revise. The meeting con- tinued until 3 o'clock. At that hour recess was taken and several of the local passenger men who were in attendance held a conference with Chairman Finley, the nature of which was not made known. Mr. Finley left for Chicago last evening. BAPTIST CONFERENCE AT LCCKPORT ami Read. A Spirited Urbittt'. LOCKPOKT, N. Y., Oct. the morn- ing session of the New York Bap tist pastors' conference yesterdiiy, the committee on the fol lowing appointments: President. Kev. J. W. A. Stewart of lloch first vica president, Rev. L. J. Dean of Little Falls second vice president, Rev. J. AY. Phillips of Cohoe.s; secretary. Rev. Lewis Halsey of Farmer Village; Rev W. H. Palmer of Oswego; librarian. Rev. G. R. BurnsHe of Buffalo. Thp following members were appointed on the enroll ment committee: Rev. N. V. Wilson of Penfield, Rev. W. G. Rogers of Oneida and Rev. H. H. Hunt of Fairport. Several papers were read and discussed. At the afternoon session the reading ol a paper on '-The Minister's Relation to Social and Political Questions" caused a very spirited deb.ite aurt brought out someviidcly different idt-a-i ou the sub- ject. The following additions were made to the nominating committee in the after- noon: Rev. E. Chivers of Buffalo, Rev. D. H. Cooper of Locknort and Rev. A. B. Brighana, D. D., of Utica. The annual sermon was preached in the evening by Rev. Willard H. Robinson of Brooklyn. NEWS IN THIS VICINITY CLIPPINGS AND WITH SHEARS CONDENSATION; AND PENCIL. PRESIDENT GREEN IS SILENT. He Has Xo Information to Impart Con- cerning the Striking NEW YORK, Oct. Norvin Green of the Western Union Telegraph company absolutely declined to say any- thing yesterday regarding the strike of thirty-seven operators of St. Paul because they belonged to the Brotherhood of Tele- graphers, and also of the four operators discharged from St. Louis for the same reason. "I do not said Dr. Green, "that the story as telegraphed to New York papers is true. I have no information on that point, and if I had I should decline to talk about it for publication.'' General Manager Eckert also declined to be interviewed. More Operators Strike. ST. Louis, Oct. the Western Union Telegraph office at 3 o'clock yester- day afternoon two more operators were discharged and their places were ordered Uled by other employes, who refused to ;ake their places. The first operator re- fusing was immediately upon twelve or fifteen of the best men donned their coats and walked out. Some of the strikers are not members of the union and state that 'the discharge ef bheir companions was the only cause of their walking out. Weeding Out Brotherhood Men. KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. West- ern Union telegraph operators, members of the Brotherhood of Telegraphers, were discharged here Monday by Chief Opera- ;or Bronsnn. No reason was given them 'or their dismissal, but it was intimated ;hat they were discharged because they were brotherhood men. One of them de- lied belonging to the order and was taken back pending investigation. Ordered His Discharge from Custody. BOSTON, Oct. week or more ago Mr. Lowell Mason was arrested for the non-payment of an overdue note forJSOO held by Charles S. Weirman. Mason gave bonds for his appearance and was released. Yesterday he appeared to ask to take the oath which would make it to hold him under the warrant, and would release his sureties from liability on his bond. After some argument Judce Ely decide.! that none of the acts of Mason showed iiis intention to leave the state permanently and ordered his discharge from cnstodr. The Kpidemic to an Alarming Kxtrnt Dying. Oct. was received from Urotvnsville, P.i.. .-ixty east of the river, that 400 be- ine fattened at Hr.mburcer's distillery, had died and were buried in a trench. Dr. Kdwnrd L. Carter, state veterinary surgeon of this city, was called and after an investigation pronounced the bog cholera of the worst th- rest of the- drove, had been Through the st of Itld e.v-t. ir.ni-nly to Philadelphia It i it were piik'-d Jip and shippe 1 trith tho living. iny animals by farmers -ii that vie nitv bavr The mat th 1 hfHllh. ii it f-ared tb.it the be travel. YonK. at. frn-n from Venezuela from I'-ii. t. York. frf.ro N--X- York. Oct. Oct. Arnr -3. Arrived. Mi-lil.- Two Metallic a Inch v time vra-. T' .in Ochii: th" Calr A? g'.ld fr n-i ed and run both legs in at once. The following story comes from" Afri- a: On the west coast of that country has been discovered a bush, the seeds of which yield a yellowish fat of a Jvery agreeable nutty flavor, which might be used as a substitute for butter. It solid- ifies like butter, and contains no acids which cause it to become rancid. If the plant can be domesticated in this country, no home will be complete with- out its butter bush. Ttvo Drowned. CLETKLAND, Oct. harre napita in tow of the steamer John M. otf while opprs-ite port n-gl.t and to make the Kit owing to ihi- lughvunl whirh j.rev-i'e a helpless wn ok on Jo the bnkewater. The crew wen: to the rescue and .surf-edc-d in saving all on the barce fxcept Jrbn of Mich., and W. Fmitji of propertj- hai AfBOQQt. In Acconntd. I. 29.- 5nl- cf Fsth'r Matbew e to be abont and his per'on oufid ir. tb a'-id Iro] of i3n of th- a- nanir-'i ci. airmati If y to cf. Tew an John at rfp- full fit. "in :al J attached to recover the s of president. Thi? bf-inc held for the pur- pose of election of officer-, it was moved The plan to conuect the city of Pitts- burg with Lake Erie by a ship canal, is, says an exchange.taking a definite form, and the time is probably not far distant when the once smoky town will endeav- or to reduce the growing prestige of Cleveland and Buffalo by competing with these cities for some portion of the lake carrying trade, as well as by acquiring the greater advantage of laying down Lake Superior ores at the doors of its furnaces, without breaking bulk. The "melancholy days" have certainly arrived. The trees are almost stripped of foliage, and the cold north wind sighs mournfully through the bare branches. The first flurry of snow fell yesterday. To be sure it was not "a slight enough to presage how very near at band winter really is, and to make pedestrians shiver and think of their ulsters. The dreary month of November is near at in aspect, but not in reality. For in November begin the winter festivities, the celebration of the end of the year's general ex- pression of thankfulness for its success- ful accomplishment. In'an old scrap book I find the follow- ing beautiful dissertation on this season: How desolate is nature in these au- tumn hours, when she has put off the glory and the beauty of her summer and listens to the growing sound of winter's northern blasts! In this transition period of the seasons there is a pensive tenderness in the landscape, a soft haze of thought in the atmosphere, and, like the memory of departed joys, the wind sighs and moans through "the leafless trees. November is a nK-nth of reminiscence and retrospe.tion. It is symbolic of the twilight shades of life before all that been is covered with the snows of nity. It is the eleventh hour of year, and. by some subtle sympathy, the mind of man glides into communion with the sweet and gracious influence of theve autumnal scenes. dreams that recur, the fancies that flit, the zremories that haunt, and the feelings undefined tliat belong to the season of November's! reign are beautifully expressed in Ten- nyson's plaintive lines: "Tf idle I know not whut thry ITKMI m the heart and gatbs r to the fre In looking on th? harpr fielfln. And thinking of the any? that arc no Happy are they who in tbe November of their can look abroad shades that are shutti' r fairer and happier hours. res4 an thr that are tfomir? with tfin har- vest <.f hitywH! fiiMiilf i. trx-ir pran- t v ,th ritual fruits of t t. X thfTJl -fflp" JOT. 7 mingle: feelings heart cro meet the frl heantipv are ilHtelii and are a moemhrmoer of that fade? not and of that endtuT, of In of NEWSPAPER! NEWSPAPER!