From the Springfield [MA] Republican published December 16, 1883:
CRIMES AND ACCIDENTS
Alfred D. Howard has been arrested at Denver, Colorado. He was staying with his wife and child under the name B. H. Stewart for a heavy embezzlement at Winnipeg, Man. The officers found $15,000 secreted in the wife's bustle.
Published the day before (Dec. 15, 1883 [Springfield Republican]:
A RUNAWAY THIEF CAUGHT WITH $15,000
Denver, Col., Dec. 15--Alfred B.(sic) Howard, who recently absconded from Winnipeg, Man., with $15,000 belonging to Messrs. Wood & Wells of Milbank, Ontario was arrested here yesterday. The entire amount of money was recovered. He was stopping with his wife and child at one of the principal hotels under the name of Stewart.
Also in the Springfield Republican (on December 19th):
From the New York Times:
STOLEN MONEY FOUND IN A BUSTLE.
CHICAGO, Dec. 15.--Alfred Digby Howard is the junior member of the firm of Kirchoffer Brandon, solicitors, of Winnipeg, Manitoba, and until about a week ago bore an unblemished reputation. [Note: Alfred's sister, Clara, was the wife of John Nesbitt Kirchoffer, a Canadian Senator from Manitoba. Another sister, Jane, was mentioned here]
In 1900 Alfred D. Howard, now a journalist, was living in Manhattan, New York, on W. 88th Street:
United States Census, 1900Household Gender AgeAlfred D Howard Mspouse Caroline S Howard Fchild Clare Howard F
The family officially immigrated from Canada to the United States in 1886, 3 years after being caught red-handed with the embezzled money.
According to the Jersey Journal, published June 21, 1912, a judge ordered the body of "A.D. Howard" late editor of The Englewood Star and the Leonia Star, to be exhumed. It was feared that he was murdered and that his house was set afire to mask the crime. Was this Alfred Digby Howard? Most likely.
From the New York Times (Date?):
A.D. HOWARD KILLED.; Editor Dies Alone in His Burning House at Leonia, N.J.
The body of Alfred D. Howard, editor of The Englewood Star and The Leonia Star, was found yesterday in the ruins of a house he had recently taken in Broad Avenue, Leonia. Mr. Howard had gone there late on Sunday night to open it in preparation for his wife, who is an invalid and has been living in Brooklyn.
A June 18th article in the NY Times mentioned that (the late) Alfred Howard was formerly an editor in New York. In the 1900 census, Alfred D. Howard was a journalist living in New York.
Alfred D. & Caroline (Turner) Howard's only child, Clare, never married, so there are no living descendants.