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VOL. 60. NO 5.
ft TRAP OF DEATH
Floors of the OJd Ford Theater
MANY KILLED AND INJURED
The Building Pad Been Oondemnod as
Dangerous Throa Different Times.
Xt Wiu Ucdly the Wixr Depnrtmentn tho
Army Medical IMuiouin COO Clerk of
tlio I'cnilon Itccorrt nit Mou In lliu llitlld
Inff When tlio Accident Occurred Mnw
urcii of Relief Adopted Tlio President
Stnlic a Donation Tho ,1'Iaco Where
Lincoln Vn$ A;nslimtcd.
Washington, Juno 10. Another
tragedy, loss national In character, but
Involving tho lots of intiny moro lives
and -much moio Imniiui suffering, has
stained tho walls of tho old Ford's
theater, In this city, whero Abraham
Lincoln was assassinated by John
Wilkes Booth April, 1805. It is n coin
cidence, also, which will go into history
that tlds second tragedy occurred on
the very day when tlio remains of tho
great tragedian, whoso lifo was so
durkoncd by his brothel's crimo that
ho never visited Washington nftor
Tvard, woro boing laid to rest in Mount
Auburn cemetery, Moss. Tho house in
which Lincoln died, on tho other sido of
(he street from tho theatre wheio ho was
shot, and which i3 still sentimentally
liopt intact as it was that fatal night,
look down upon a sceuo .of agony, ex
citement and grief, which oven tho
croat crimo of 1805 could notbeparallol.
As tho horrors of tho sceuo woro by no
means lessoned by tho knowlcdgo that a
blunder, surely in this caso almost
"worso than a crimo," had caused tho
death of from 20 to 80 persons at least,
and inflicted maiuiings and injuries
upon 00 or GO moro.
llulldliis I-ong Ajro Condemned.
Tho ovidenco, as found in official
records, appear conclusive that as long
ago as 1883 this building which tho gov
ernment purchased after tho assassina
tion and used as an army musoum, was
officially claimed by congress to bo un
safe. It continued to bo used for tho
daily employment of nearly 500 govern
ment clerks of tho pension record divi
sion of tho war offloa.
The building collapsed in tho midst of
an ill-judged otfort to remedy some of
its defects. Tlio moral of tho disaster,
if thoro is any, is emphasized by tho
fact that thero are tnown to bo at least
two groat government buildingsr-the.
printing office and tho Windor building,
annex of tho war department, each con
taining many moro employes than woro
caged in Ford's theater donthtrap, which
are in an equally Qangorous condition.
Tho hour of the disaster was vory
shortly After tlio departments had set
tled down for tho day's work. Tlio
worlcmen, whoso operations under tho
building woro tlio hnmediato cause of
tho catastrophe, hadlecn tinkering upon
it for two hours or moro. Half an hour
earlier and few lives would havo been
lost. Tho list of tho dead is as follows:
A Lilt of tlio Dead.
Unknown man taken from tho ruins,
evidently a. clerk; George Allon. Penn
sylvania; George W.Arnold, Virginia;
L. W. Boody, New York; Samuol P.
Banes, Pennsylvania; John Buslus, Dis
trict of Columbia; Arthur L. Dietrich,
Kentucky; Jeremiah Daley, Pennsylva
nia; James R. Fagan, Kansas; Joseph B.
Gage, Michigan; David 0. Jordan, Mis
souri; Ti, M. Jarvis, Michigan; J. Boyd
Jones, "Wisconsin; F. B. Loftus, Now
York; P. W. Maedor;TJ. F. Millor, Now
York; Howard S. .Millor, Ohio; J. H.
McFall, Wisconsin! E. G. Blrall, Kan
sas; William Schrclvor, Maryland; H. S.
Wood; F.JJI. Williams, Wisconsin.
O. II. Miller is reported killed, but it
is probablo that tho -narao isunoant for
0. R. Miller, who was strppojid to havo
been killed but will recover. Tho
names of Jordan and Paul havo also
been attached to tho unofficial deatlMist
as having boon taken out Uoad, but their
bodies have not been located. Jordan
is probably a duplication of tho naiuo
of David & Jordan of "Missouri, who
was killed, and Paul may havo been
Confused with McFall, also tilled. One
man taken from tho ruins doad was
identified by rt bystander ns "Old Man"
McCanloy, wlio lives in Virginia, but
this identification was not -verified, aa
the death list does not contain'his name,
Tho injured aro:
Vamei of tho Injured.
A. L. Ames, Iowa, sknll fractured,
leg broken and injured internally; F. F.
Calvert, Maryland, right leg fractured;
8. J, Dowey, New Yorlc; Lonla JDnsnpy;
'George W. Dnvis, Missouri, scalp
wound; H. B, Estorlfng, Ft. Scott,
Kan., seriously injured; Washington
iFry, head badly cut; W. S. Gustin,
Ohio, loft arm broken; Dr. Jamoa H.
Howard, Maryland (colored), scalp cut,
.internal injuries; O. F. Hathaway,
Ohio; J, N, Hammor Tonnessoq, .in
jured in eyo; Goorgo Handy (colored),
slight cuts on head; Thomas Hynes,
Missouri) skull fractured; J. G. Johns,
log badly cut; W. Knglor, New Jersey,
scalp wound; William W.Locturoj.Dis
tric'Vof Columbia;1 E.Xogor, Mississippi,
Ipadumt and injured internally; Frank
Motcolf, dislocation of hip; G. M. Mc
Laughlin, Tonnessee; J. P. McCornaclc,
Wisconsin, depressed fracturo of ribs;
M. McLaghlau, leg "broken; It. M.
Patriclt, New York, outo nlwut head
and faoe; Polico Officer Pody, injured
after accident; G. T. iPruitt, Toxas,
scalp laoeratod; P. K. Pennington, Ala-
lintvn olr.ill rnt..A(1. .!. n..!.... T1..VI..
vuu..., uuu.i 1IUI.W1CU WUUUUO iVU Ulll
BOn, Colorado, slight Injuries in head
Jluu uuyoi u. 41. Qimvurii, uui UDOUl
lead; F. F. Sims; 0. D. Shadbolt, Mis
onri (colored), dangerously injured; F.
B. Smith, Tennessoo; It. A. Smith, Con
ami oacK; d. a. Htowart. cut about
necticut, compound fracture of tho
AJroll; F. F. Samq, Illinois, cat about
the head; William M. Smith; P. U.
fiflmmers, Ohio, jibs broken nud hoad
badly oul; John H. Thomas, Sodalia,
MQ.4Arm broken; ,F. W, Test. Illinois,
,cqntowlon pf scalp; O, It. Wellor, scalp
wouau and contusion of back; NJiflj
Wbrloy. Tennessee, baclc and logs, in
jured; James A, White, Georgia, cut,
n he&dnd log; A. G. Young; Pennsylr
nfeia. haid out and injured kttifnallvl
A. C, Black, Indiana, fractured cheek
bona and arm; Charles J. Moore, Dis
trict of Columbia, ribs broken and scalp
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wouiiuy; jj. r. ...m.i, iiow York,
scalp wound, leg injured and injured
internally; J. A. Miller, District of
Columbia, both legs broken between
tho knoo and ankto; Clifton Lowe,
Iowa, scalp wound.
C. M. Puntennoy, Indiana, head cut
and noso broken; R, IT. Gilliam, Vir
ginia, slight cut on head and body
bruised; .1, B. Dowd, Indiana, fracture
of right foot, scalp wounds and general
bruises: Georgo W. Roboy, Maryland,
leg broken! Joseph 11. Gage, Michigan;
M. F. Mnllody, Louisiana; J. E. Chapin,
Soutli Carolina; S. S. Biker, bad scalp
wound; William R. King, Mississippi,
head, faco and arms cut; 0. A. Johnson,
Missouri, left shoulder dislocated.
Tho superintendent In cliargo of tho
Emorgoncy hospital says nono of the
men at tho hospital will dio.
Cmise of th Accident.
Tlio oxcavations, which woro tho cause
of the torriblo accident, woro being
undo nt tho inatanco of tho war dopnrt
mont for tho pUrposo of putting in an
oloctrict light plant. Tlio insecurity of
tho building had long been notorious.
Whcnovcr a heavily loaded wagon went
by tho building it seemed to sway back
ward and forward. When tho first
rumbling warning of tho approaching
collision camo, tho clerks on tho third
lloor, to tho number of 80 or 100, rushed
to tho windows nnd jumped to tho roof
of a building adjoining. Many escaped
with Eovcro injuries, whilo thoso who
woro on tho slue whero thero wcro no
buildings to jump to, hung out of tho
windows and shouted to persons bolow
to savo them. Many, without hesita
tion, loaped out and foil upon tho stouo
sidowalk. Cleric James M. Stewart was
ono of thoso who jumped. Ho leapod
from a rear window of tho socond floor
just as it began giving way. Ho was
not badly hurt.
Goorgo Arnold, colored, despite tho
protests of thoso below, leaped from tho
third story. Ho fell Into a cobblcstono
alloy, striking his head, which was
mashed to a jolly, his brains being spat
tered in au directions,
A lloy'n l!nio Act.
A bravo and daring incident was tlio
rescuo of many pcqplo by Basil Lock
wood, a 19-year-old colorod boy. As
soon as tho floors collapsed, despite tho
walls threatening fo fall and kill him,
ho climbed up a telegraph polo to tho
crossbeam, calling at tho s.imo, timo to
those bolow for a Ladder. It was at
onco brought to him. With dlfllculty
the lad placed one ond of tho ladder on
the crossbeam and tho other on ono of
tho third-story windows. Ho lasliod tho
ladder to tho polo and 16 panlcstrickon
clerks escaped across It.
Only iho forward half of tho floors
gave way, the outer ends and rear part
or the strnoturo remaining intact.
Thoso on tho sides of tho structnro
which did not givo way hung on to the
windows. Tho floors which remained
were pulled down to such a steep in
cllno, however, that several poor
wretches .gM own wid woro precipi
tated into the debris bolowr Into this
holo of death heavy pieces of brick wall
tumbled at intervals, crushing with
greater force tho mangled and bleeding
Bhrleka of tlio Victims.
The shrieks of thoso in tho pit conld
bo heard blocks away, aud it was tho
agonized cry of tho maimed one's that
epurrod tho searchers on in tho work of
rescuo. Tlio polico and firemen were
not numerous enough to carry out tho
bloody corpses and the injured ones and
the icorps of physicians, although thoy
numbered over 150, woro unablo to at
tend promptly to thoso grievously in
need of medical alii.
Carried In stretchers or between tho
arms of pollcomon and firomon, tho
wounded and dead stretched out in a
long lino and were dumped at tho most
convenient place. Men and womon
volunteors ran for Tvater, anesthetics,
cabS'Or ambulances, "while .druggists in
tho vicinity opened up their stores for
tho rocoption of tho wounded and gavo
awaynll dings asked for by tho doctors.
As soon as tho wounded IiaO received
emergency medical treatmont they were
convoyed to tho hospitals. Troops were
callodoout and guarded tho ruins.
nVJioro rjuoU TVna Jtlllod.
The .building was tho Army Medical
musoum. It was originally tho old
Tenth .6treet Baptist church, raid was u
medium sized structure, painted white.
About 40 years ago the Ford Bros, of
Baltimore purchased tho property and
transformed it into a theater. It was
in this theater that President Lincoln
was assassinated. After this ovont the
government closed tho theater, and
finally bought tho pioporty for about
$150,000. Tho Interior of the structure
was romodoled and adapted to 'tho uso
of tlio surgeon gonoral. Tho museum
proper occupied the throe floors xf tho
building. It was said to bo tho only
museum of its kind in tho world. There
were no lew) than 22,000 spoclmena.
Bandit Enn Killed.
Visaua, .Cal., Juno 13. Evans and
Sontag, tho Coles train robbers, and a
party of deputy sheriffs had a fight 18
miles east of "hero. Evans was mortally
wounded and Deputy Fred Jackson was
shot in tho log. Bontag escaped to tho
mountains. About 40 shots woro fired.
A posse loft hore to bring In Evans' body
and to pursuo Sontag.
Will Monopolize Insiirnnco Bnslncsi.
Rome, Juno 13. It Is statod, on what
is considered good authority, that the
Italian government will establish a
monopoly of the life and fire-insurance
"business in.placo of tho proposed potrol
efim monopoly' In order to raise moedod
revenue It Is ostimated that tho mo
nopoly will return ,110,000,000 to tho
two Tiegroea CBAVictod.
jNWANArons, Ind., Juno 13. John
Farkor and Ed MoAfoe, two negroes,
wero vconvictod and sentenced to death
horo for tho murder of Charles Ristor
(whlto), a druggist, April 18 last.
A Waturlne X'lnco polebrntlon.
REntjir, Juno 13. Franzonsbad, in
Bohemia, celebrated for its mud bath,
began iiw celebration of Its 100th an
niversary as a watering pjaco, Tho
festivals will continue for goyoral days.
Secretary fimlth at Virginia Ilencli.
Wabiiwotok, Juno 13. Secretary
noko'Smlth, aecompaniod by tho mem
bers of jls family, has gone to Virginia
Boaoh for a, few days' outing.
.i i ! ' ' i i
Cardinal Ollilionn' ew,
New Yobk, Juno 13. Cardinal Gib
bons is out in an interview, favoring the
opening of tho World's fair on Sunday
CANTON, OHIO, THURSDAY, JUflJSl5.l93.
HARRISON AT THE FAIR.
iThe Ex-President Is the Guest
of President Palmer.
HE IS GREETED ENTHUSIASTICALLY
Crowds Gather Around to Slmlte lilt Ilnnd.
Dropi Trrn Pennies in (IioSlot nnd Draws
Water For lllnnclf nnd Unuy McKco.
Vljlted by Jinny N'ot.-itiln People.
Chicago, Juno 111. As n plain Ameri
can citizen, Benjamin Harrison, ox
jircsident of the republic, entered tho
.Vhito City to seo its glories for tho
llrst time. Ho camo in nn open carri-
I8l WOW"" "J J.1C-UUU"!. i.liU.Ui u
the national commission, by way of tho
jlidway Plalsanco. Ilia prcsenco was
Inot noticed to any oxtont by tho thou
sands of visitors until ho had niched
tho administration building. Carrl
lges aro always conspicuous insido tho
?ate3 of tho fair, and nttract attontion
norcly becauoo tho uso of vehicles
Irawn by horses Is restricted to certain
officials nnd distinguished gentlemen of
In the first carriago rode President
Palmer, his former collcnguo In tho
United States sonato, Benjamin Harri
son, Mrs. T.W. Palmer aud Benjamin
Harrison McKoo, who will always bo
mown in Whlto House history as Baby
McKeo. In tho socond and last carriage
wero Mrs. McKeo, daughter of tho ex-
S 'resident; Mrs. Dimmick, his sister-in-aw,
and tho German governess of Baby
MCK.eo. The exprcsiilent s taco still
Irore traces of his great bereavement in
the pallor of his cheeks and saddened
expression. When tho carriages drew
ap in front of administration build
ing a number of Grand Army veterans
ma visitors who recognized Genernl
Harrison gathered aronndhim and shook
tils extended hand. Even n Columbian
guard nwoko to an appreciation of tho
golden opportunity to ehnko tho hand of
the ox-presidont, nnd thinking, maybe,
tho guard was a Grand Army man In
ulsgnlse, Mr. Harrison shook hands with
t Tint ladies of tho party mot somo old
irionds At the entranco and, whilo stop
ping to talk with thorn, tho ox-prcsidont
Walked ovor to tho Minor wafer fount
ain, put two ponnlta in tho slot nnd
drew two glasses of water, ono for him
solf and one for his grandson. Aftor
drinking tho party walked across tho
rotunda to tho pavilion, whero President
Palmer's private office is located, but
bofoTO tho ex-president had gono many
foet he was recognized by the gathering
crowd and heartily applauded. Mr.
Harrison raised his liat twico and then
the party wero hoisted to tho rooms of
President Palmer, whero an informal
reception was held and a qniot timo
spent viowing the court of honor from
tlio winaows. Many national commis
sioners and other officials called to pay
their respects. Senator Morrill of vor
mont was among the.callois.
Commencement jvt West Point.
, 'West Point, N. Y, June 18. Thare
was -an Immense throng of peoplo at tho
tnilltary academy to witness tho gradu
ating exercises. Aftor speeches hail
oeen made by ex-Secretary Falrchild
nnd Golonol John Wilbon, late superin
tendent of tho academy, Genernl Scho
field addressed tho ttudonts and de
Hovered tho diplomas.
Mexican Town LVbtroycd.
Pdeelo, Juno 18. The entire town of
SPuachmotla, Mexico, was destroyed,
jpvery houso in tho placo boing swept
p,way by a terrific windstorm. Tlio
town ihad a population of about 3,000
parsons, all or whom wero mado home
less. About 30 persons woro injured,
Jrat nono fatally. Tho storm also de
Btioyed the crops of that section.
.Readies Emplojv liming Tumble.
. WiLicceDAnnE, Pa., Juno 13. Tho
incmbers of tho various brotherhoods In
homploy of tho Reading railroad hold
sooret meetings in tills vicinity at tho
instigation of tho grievance committee,
now in Philadelphia trying-to got a hear
ing before 'President Harris. Prosidont
Harris says.ho will not treat with labor
Lumber tiliovorn' Strike About Over.
Tojuwanda, N. Y., Juno 13. Tlio
lockout of the lumber shovera horo Is
nearing the end. Tho mou have con
ceded this demand of tho employers that
they withdraw from the national union
arju will Totainonly their local organiza
tion. It U probable tho locked-out jnou
will resume wort in a fow days.
Ilea! XJiUto Man Pnlli.
CuiOAao, Juno 18. Butler Lowry. a
real estate dealorhas assignod to John
McFndden. Asset's and liabilities are
not scheduled, bat the attorneys for tho
assignee estimate tho liabilities at
A Strike In Maine.
Biddefokd, Me., Juno 18, Tho
threatened general striko at tho Pop
jiirell and Laconla mills has come.
jFully half of the employes of tho two
Corporations aro out.
' Jameiflordon Hennett Improving.
t Paius. Juno 18. Tho condition of Mr.
nf tko N
Jpity, is gr
Mumes Gordon Bennett, the proprietor
Hqw vorK uoraiti, wno was in-
lalllng from a coach in tlus
, Grant JUiUrtilng Home.
ynsraA, June 18. Tho Hon. Fred
lericlc D, Grant, ex-American minister,
jlflfe this odty en route to tho United
APRAIO Or rt j KtLEAaC.
An AiMintl tj Ilo aiidf by a Wom&a Co
YouNHOTviwrr, O.. J no 13. Nearly
10 years ago Goorgo Tumnpson, u jeal
ous lover, attacked Ts, Lucy Lawton
beeauao sho refused to marry him, and
nenily sovorod her Ik id from her body
with a razor, dlsfigitung her for life.
Thompson was sent to iho penitentiary
for 10 years. Tho young lady recovoiod
to tho surprhoof over" one, mid married
F.Colby Smith, n pi eminent druggist
hero, nnd they aro 1 i r happily bore.
ThorniM-on has a .tlt'iy aunt who
has bi n using mone- ircoly to try and
secure his reieoto, tuom?h ho threatens
upon leaving tho p0n tn kill tho girl who
rejected hint. An Application is now
ponding for his lelow and Mri. Smltli
loft for Columbus to mit .vtow Govonior
McKinloy and nravei.i tho roleaso of
Thompson, at it Is rf,'rvlod as cortaiu
that ho would keep lni threat.
ltolibcd a Dcuf Untr.
Datos, O., Jutip 13. "Jimmio
O'Lcary, middlowef,'l prizefighter,
was locked in tho Pt ition houso on a
cliargo of robbery, oi.d if all tho cir
cumstances tending t'i Iiia conviction
pan out ho will train with tlio convkt
clas3nt Columbuifor povoial years to
come. His nlloged accoinpllco in the
robbory, Duffy, alias Johnson, alios
Gilmoro and otherwise called "Cincin
nati" Jim, is nlso nndor arrost for par
ticipation In the crini'i. Thomas Floght,
a deaf mute, was tho ictim. Ho was
on his way homo Wlun two men ap
proached, ono of whom struck hlin with
n leather cltib filled with shot. Floght
was knocked senselcn, and after tho
robbers, tired of Inciting and beating
their inscnsiblo victim, thoy robbed him
of a silver watch and 3 in cash.
Twcutj-Ono PauuiiRcrfi injured.
SrniKonr.Lt), O., Juno 13. Train No.
18 on tho Ohio Soutlioin was wrecked
at Harris' curvo, near Storm's station,
nnd n number of porsnns injurVd. Tho
fireman, namo unknown, fell tluough a
window and was Uauiv injured, Twcn-ty-ono
passcngors in this coach wore
oadly used up. Thoso injured aro: T.
F. Griffith, Brookvillr leg wienched;
William Cappoll, no vh agent, log and
hand cut; Tliomas C. Lewis, Jackson,
both legs hull; Goorgo Hass, Spring
field, right foot mashed: Mrs. Hass, back
wrenchod, head cut and logs injured;
Conductor Duncan, head badly cut;
Georgo Bailey, Bulnbndgo, head Injured.
Incorporated In Ohio.
Columtos, 0., Juno 13. Tlio follow
ing articles of incorporation havo been
filed in tho ofilco of tho secretary of
stato: xiio isaton btono company,
Eaton, capital stock ?1L000: tho Miamia
burg Electric company, Miamisburg,
capital stock SIOO.UUO: th0 uothany
Gorman Methodist Episcopal church,
Cleveland; tho Bnrns-Bowo Baking com
pany, Clovoland, "ynital stock $1,000;
tho Christian church of Wilmington,
O.; tho Clauss Shear company, Fre
mont, increnso of capital stock trom
?ia0,W0 to $300,000.
Daniel Mctrcnr Drad.
Tim.v, O., June 13. Daniel Motzgar
died suddenly at his homo in this city of
apoplexy in his seventy-fifth year. Ho
has resided in this county foi 00 years,
ha3 held sovoral offices and was ono of
thdbest known Democrats In the county.
Dospito his advanced ago ho was an
active delegate in tho Democrnhc county
convention. He leaves several hundred
acros of fino farm lands to ho dividod
betweon his widow and his children by
tin oe wives.
"A Commercial Traveler Uikfcilanced.
Toledo, Juno 13. Frank Maybin,
commercial traveler for tho fiim of
Donnan Brothers, carpet dealers of Phil
adelphia, registered at tho Boody House.
It "vs apparent that ho was in a bad
mental stato, and ho grow worso until
ho becamo violent, rad it was necessary
to send him to the polico station. Ho
has not Improved and has received no
attention from any ono. No word has
boon received from Philadelphia as yot.
Gonoral Hall Ele Suddenly.
Columbus. O.. Juno 13, Word boa
been recoived hoie by telegraph that
Goneral James 'A. Hall, one of tho lead
ing jRopublicans and business men of
tho etnto, had died on a train nt Syra
cuse, N. Y., when en route from Colum
l)us to tho homo of his daughter in
Maino. No cau&o for tho death was ad
signed. Tho Slirekler IffurdorTrlnl.
Stkubenville, 0.. Juno 13. Tho mur
der trial of Simon P. Shedklor for the
brutal shooting of James Barkus at tho
Borgholz coal mines, ou Fe"b. 15, began
with about 100 witnesses presont.
Colonel Anderson of Youngstown has
boen called in to assist tho dofense and
tliecaso will bo bitterly contested.
' Killed by aTralu.
BELLAinE, 0 Juno 13. Edward El
ellckor, whoso homo is nt St. Cloirsvillo
Junction, 0 was struck ond killed by
tlio fast lino, No. 0, at McClainsvllle.
The body was tenibly mangled.
Tlio tl'iirk of Had Rojv.
' Cinoisnati, Juno 18. Bad boys In
the Wost End scattered scores of boxes
of tacks on tho brick paved streets ovor
which a bicycJo parado was to pass.
Aa a result tho tires pf over 203 pneu
matics woro ruined. Officers are look
ing for the boys, but attorneys siry thero
is no statute to caver the offense.
Dlgeluugtng Dlrfhonett Conductor.
Cincinnati. June 13. Tho Consoli
dated Street Railroad company is dis
charging scores of ita conductors. It is
charged that tlio men havo been steal
ing by wholesale from tho company.
Tho schoine waa to manipulate tranafor
tickotSi The company is said to ba a
X'orced Nolc on Ilia Jlotlior-ln-Tjur.
South Bend, Ind., Juno 13. Edgar
R. Sisson, Bocretary and manager of tho
South Bend Drug company, who has
'heon hold in liigh estoom by tho com
munity in whioh no resides, is said to be
a forger to tho amount of $3,100, hav
ing signed his ,muthor-)ji-law's namo as
surety to notes to that amount.
A Medal lrrom CarlUle.
WABJimaTON, Juno 13, Secretary
Carlialo'lias awarded a silver life-saving
medal' td Captain Valontinp Jones of tho
steamer- 'Hudson, plying on tho great
lake,? caving the liven of six men
and one woman from tho bargo Sun
shine uew Teee, Lake Erio, in October,
A LOVE WW YOUTH.
He Attempts to Kill His Sweet
heart and Himself.
THE QIELTUMBLE3 D0WHSTAIES.
Then tlio Hoy Riinlim Homo nnd III rather
fetniBC'e to l'reent Hln Suicide Alter
n Hard rlclit Ho I Lntided In Jail by i
PuiLADELt'iiiA, Juno 13. Tho at
tempt of a lovesick youth to kill lite
swecthoart and hlmsolf created a sensa
tion In tho uppor portion of tills city.
John Smith, aged l!3 years, and Emily
Ebort, throe years youngor, livo in ad
joining houses on Fox stioot. Emily's
father is a widower nnd she kcops houso
for him. John lives with his parents.
Tho young couplo havo been sweethearts
for a long timo and somo weeks ago tho
young man persuaded tho girl to prom
ise to bocomo his wifo July 5, being tho
date agreed upon for tlio coromony.
Emily's father lounied of tlio cngago
mont, aud after a Icctvue on tho folly of
caily nraiiiages, persuaded her to break
it. John was nearly frantio when told
by the girl tljat sho could not marry
him. Ho continued to payhisaddiesa
to her, but for tho past fow days has
acted liko a doinontod person. Ho
Eecurctl admission to Emily's homo, and
stealing upstaira secreted himself In a
darkened room nt tlio head of tho second
story stairs. When Emily, who was
nlono In tho houso, wont upstahs young
Smith sprang from his hiding placo and
leveling a revolver at her head pulled
tho triggor. Fortunately tho cartridgo
failed to explode, but tho gill, fright
ened at tho sudden appearance of hor
lover, fell over backw.ud and tumbled
to tlio bottom of tho stairs.
Smith rushed into his own homo, his
father discovering him just as ho was
about to put an ond to his own life.
Tho father grappled with tho frantic
youth and n torriblo struggle ensued,
during which the revolver wad fired
four times. Ono bullet ripped the
young man's troiwcrs from tho knoo to
the bottom. Another went through tho
iront window ovor tho heads or a
crowd that had collocted outsido and
two crashed harinlesly tluough tho
floor. A policoiiinn, attracted by tho
noise, appeared at this juncture, and
aftor a hard fight succeeded In arrest
ing tho wouldbo suicide, who meditates
in a prison cell. Emily's body bears
sovoral painful bruises as tho result of
hor tumblo downstairs, and tho older
Smith has a badly cut mouth, whore Ids
eon struck him with tho rovolvor. Tlio
noighbors say young Smith was so in
fatuated with Emily that ho could
neither eat, sleop nor work.
, A Hruto'a Cucky Icapo.
HusTLVGrroN, W. Va., Juno 18. John
Thomas was tried nt tho circuit couit of
Wayne county for ono of the most das
tardly and heinous crimes on record
that of tho rape of his own daughter,
which was committed last Novenbor.
On the first ballot eleven of the jury
stood for tho death penalty, but ono of
them was obdurate nnd a veidict was
finally agreed upon giving tho "brnto,"
in tho ahapo c f a human being, SO years
in the penitentiary.
A Fire at Charleston.
CruutLESTON, W. Va Juno 13. Tho
livory stable of Savago & Co. caught file
and was totally consumed together with
a largo amount of live stock, hay and
grain, also the residonco adjoining it,
owned nnd occupied by Mrs. Robinson.'
Thoro wero 00 horses in tho stnblo. and
31 of them woro consumed intho flamoo.
Loss, about $13,000.
Tried to Commit Sulcldo.
CLAnEbuUKO, W. Va Juno 13. A
man whoso namo liw not been ascer
tained, got oft the train hero and who,
owing to his actions, was Arrested, bo
camo infam,, cutting his throat with a
a-azor 'Quieting a fearful wound. Dr. J.
Bowcocit tendered medical assistance,
nnd at this writing tho man is resting
A rimver Coy Drowned.
Cimku:ston, W. Vn., Juno 18.
While tho steamer Shorley was lying r.t
tho wharf'horo Ezmer Brodlovo. a 1(!-
1 year.old boy, wont aboard to sell bou-
toniorres. Ueing tUMippointed in sales
ho ran down tho fetageplank and disap
peared in tho water. An effort was
mado to rescuo him Irat it failed, and
his body has not been found.
night I 'or s Gag Company.
FAnntONT, W. Va., Juno 13. At a
mooting of tho town council tho Full
niont Manufactured nnd Natural Gas
company was granted free right of way
on nil streets and alloys for 30 years
tho work of putting do m all tho main
piping to bo completed within a poriod
of four months fiom the ditto of start
ing tho work.
X-ugnn County Hjlu Iluneneil.
CiiAitLE&TON, W. Va., Juno M. Will
iam Whetton of Logan county bit on a
gteongoods circular and went to Cin
cinnati with if5.'i0. Ho got tho usual
package of gieongoods, tJl.GOO In all,
ho supposed in a valifeo forfiOO. On
his return trip ho investigated the p.ick
ngo and found two $1 dollar bills and
slips of blown paper.
A Sow SToivn In llriitton County.
BitAXTON, O. H., W. Vn., Jimo 13. A
,now town has been located in Brax
ton county at tho month of Holly rivor,
about 10 miles above Sutton, on Elk
river, which bids fair to bocomo a placa
of considoiable importance. It will bo
called Byino, and will bo tho center cf
a grent lumber region.
A Colored rreibyterlnn Treacher.
PARKER8UUUO, W. Va Juno 13. Tho
first colored man ever licensed to preach
by tho presbytery of Parkersburg was
ordained by the Rev. Dr. J. II. Flana
gan (luring tho meeting of tho presby
tery In Grafton. Tlio young man
passed a most excellent examination,
A "Willi Colored'Man.
Huntinoton, W. Vn., Juno 13. A
wild looking colored man is reported tr
bo inhabiting tho woods near hoi o ano
frightening peoplo as thoy pass along tin
highway. Attempts have .been mado U
capture him, but havo not Lecn sucpeau
A llrouilncnt Man Gone.
JCinowoop. W. Va., Juno 18. Davit
Dill, who lived about 10 miles fro i
horo, in this county, is dead. Ho vr u
THE LIZZlt BURDEN CASE.
Another Victory In the i:xoliulon of Hoi
. New Bldfoud, Mass., Juno 13. Liz
rio Borden" i attorneys won a decided
victory, when they succeeded In having
tho ovidoiK o given by tho defendant at
tho coronet u inquest, excluded.
Ex-Governor Robinson mado a lengthy
ond pathetic plea for tho suppression of
tho contradictory nnd suspicious evi
dence given bv the defendant nt tlio in
finest. Hi- - ml that tho day nnd night
previous t th innuest tho polico woro
at her house anil tho houso was sur
rounded and tho Inmates dogged nt ov
er' stop. Fur three days tlio polico and
district attorney questioned nnd cross
nuestionod linn Iono woman who had no
friend to turn to. Tho warrant for hor
arrest was under her eyes all this time.
If that was freedom. God savo tho com
monwealth Sho had not been informed
of hor right to dcclino to answer ques
tions. She was not cautioned. Showo3
led into a trap. Tlio inquest was
merely a seli ino to do up tho prisoner.
International Tjpngruphltal Union.
Chicago, June 13. Tho forty-first an
nual convention of tlio IntornatloLal
Typographic al union convened in Madi
son hull and v ill continuo in scsrfon all
week. President William B. Prescott
callcil the i, invention to order and in
troduced Maor Cprtcr H. Htirrison,
who welcomed tho delegates to tho city.
James Grifiin of Chicago union, No. 10,
welcomed tin m on behalf of tho local
printers. The most important questions
to bo acted mi nio tlio enforcement of
tho 9-hour d.i , establishment of a uni
form label, amending tho constitution
bo that delegates bo chosen by state and
territorial instead of local lodges, thus
reducing tlio representation from 350 to
75, nnd tlio consideration of tho woman
question, which has caused so much
troublo in Massachusetts.
l'rloli Uuyiug 'Moro Lund.
Uniontwon Pa., June 13. Tho Frlck
Coko company has purchased tho in
terest of F. M. Fullri. Esq., in tho Ful
ler farm In South Union township, for
$000 por aero. It is undorlald with cok
ing coal aud lies between tho Loith and
ucustono coko woiih, irom citnor or
which It can bo woiked. Tho tract em
braces 100 acies. It Is ropoited that
Joseph Wolff, tho "Hunganan King,"
of Braddock, who rocontly purchased
tho Nathaniel Brownfield faim of 105
acres, bounding Unioutown on tho
south, has been offored $700 an aero for
tho coal under It. Wolff paid $1,000 on
aero for surfaco aud coal. Ho has laid
it off in town lots.
I'emiftylvanlaiM Wniitlng Olllce.
Washington, Juno 13. Pennsylva
nia applications for offlco were filed at
tho treasury department as follows:
Georuo Watterson of Chester, who
wants to bo inspector of public build
ings, and Biucb Rlckett of Wilkes
barrCwWho is-ambiJtioaia j.ancJiiQvefjiiiio
as collector of internal revenue in Ui8
PITH OP THE NEWS.
Thore iiiol.SOO candidates fur 897 scats
In tho German reichstug.
Tlflln brewers havo yleldod to a boycott
and signed tho union scnlo.
Southuiiit'otton exchaiiKcs nro asking for
the repeal of tho Sherman law
II. ,T. Beckitt, Enalish Libeinl M. P., has
been unseated on bribery charges.
Many American laddies wero present at
tho British firo brigade tounutmont.
The cholera is on tho increase in Mecca,
where the death rate is now 70 dally.
Many distinguished persons left Now
Yoik on tho various Kmopcnn bound
Rumors of terrible abuses of Russian
convicts on tho inland of Onera conie via
English KnuicnlH in caucus decided to
nrfco Gladstone to expedite tlio home rule
oni curougii ino committee stage,
Tho general synod of the Reformed
cnurcn in America has postponed intlcU
nitcly tho proposed federal union.
Three. Lako Shore fabt trains havo been
uisearncd and tlio routes or others shoit-
cnen uecaiunor liitnitiicleiit patronage.
Postmaster General BKscll desires that
his ileiwrtment lie relieved of tho nppolnt-
uiv;iiuui luuiiii-uiaei liusimusieirt uy iionu
New oik had two important failures
F. A. Phillips, broker, and Kuhn, Doer
flinger & Co., dealers in diamonds and
Lieutenant William I Hay, n naval
commander at Mare island, a victim of
nervous nrostiatlnu, committed Biilcldo by
mi. .1.1. 1.1a .li.nn.
jwh-HK llin LUlUHii
tjeoigo llallarcl has biousht suit against
niu .uniiiiiuiuii jinuwny companv ol .Now
lorn lortSHMioo iiamiigcu for faUo arrest
on n cimrgeox uriiUKeiiiics.s anil disorderly
Inhabitants of Coruiina, Spain, are ro
"istini; the collection of tlio new tn.ves im
ioscd for military puipo,es, and mo talk
ing about placluir their pro inco under thu
.irotection of Bnglaml.
Robeit Dalton.n supposed "green Roods"
man from Now Voite, as shot in UrliUe
port, Conn , by John Pahey, a new spaner
reporter, v,ho had hind aim to that city
to ellect his conviction.
Emma .T Wntew of Albany, who hns
several nllahes, was arrested charged with
using tho malls to swindle men all over
tho country who had answered her matri
Twelve lives were lost In a rear end rail
road collision uonr&abaim Grande, Nicara
gua. The fault was with the crew of tho
rear paysongor tiain, who neglected to
place a headlight on their locomotive
A mother whoso child had been awarded
to her divorced husband by order of couit
chased tlio man through tho streets of
Brooklyn, followed by a mob, which tore
tho girl fiomher father and restored her
to the woman.
Judge I)avid F. l'ugh of Columbus, O.,
who was bitten by a dog supposed to be
mnd, will probably bu compelled to again
quit the bench foratimo. Ho isgettinc
very nervoim and finds it hard to attend to
business. Ho does not attribute his condi
tion to tho bite.
Train robbers held up and pillaged an
express train near Cimmnron, Kan. Ex
press Mebsenger. Whittlesey, who onco had
a, similar eiperlonco with the Dnltons,
though wounded by a shot, refused to open
the car door, and It was dynamited.
Amount of booty secured unknown.
Tho sacred congregation of tho propa
ganda at Rome has addressed a circular to
the American Catholic bishops confirming
the scholastic policy of 1'anal Delegate
Satolll andof AichbUbop Iieland. Irrita
tion has beon caused at tho Vatican by the
rumors that the pope had changed his
views on the subject.
A street duel took place in St. Gabrlol,
n . l,nlx,rinti V.l T v...!..? -...I II.... I tt T i1
Juiliel Is thu uldest nun of tlm lfm, AH,..,
jlunicl, ei:-Ktnto auditor, ond now a repre-
K.uwbio in iuu buuo ii-K!iiiiiiru, tiume
was Killed aud Lecho dangerouslj
$1.00 PER YEAK.
ANOTHER OPEN SUNDAY
Justice Fuller's Decision Kept
the Turnstiles Going.
THE ATTENDANCE 78 IUOREABIHG.
A rortlon of tho KxhlblU Clo.cd m 1'iaftl.
rroo Hand Concert Olicti-llcltglous
KerUooj Hold In the City by Mr. Xooty
In rorepnugh's CI rein Tent.
Chicago, June 12. Tho uncertainty
regarding tho Sunday opening of tho
fair kept yesterday's early attcftdanco to
a low inailc. Chief Justico Fuller'a
nction in granting tho supersedeas, post
pming tho injunction until nn appeal
can bo heard, was not mado known far
enough away from Chicago in timo to
bring in a crowd of countrymen, nnd as
a result j estorday'a sightseers wcro for
AN INVITATION TO EMBAItK.
the most part Chicagoans. Tlio morn
ing was damp and cold, but about i
o'clock tho sun camo out wnnn, dispers
ing the mist aial rendering tho after
noon bright and pleasant. Tho crowds
began to como about 2 o'clock and from
that hour until dark every modo of
transportation was tested to its fullest
capacity. Tlio attendance for tho day
was good, considering that of last Snn-
Considcrnblo work was dono In tho
manufactmes' building bohini tho
drawn curtains of some of tho exhibits.
Tlio doois to the Japanese pavilion in
tho north end of tho building wero
barred and two guaids stood on wntcb.
outside. Everything in tho English
section was shut up, while her neigh
bor, France, ncroBS tho wide aisle, had,
thrown her big gates wide open as
usual. Everything in tho Gorman
section was in ita every day appearance,
but Half of Austria's display was con
cealed by long whlto curtains. Be
hind nil the curtained departments,
however, men wore bnsily engnged in -dressing
widows and nrranging displays
to render them, If tosslble, moro attrac
tive. A lariro forco of men had nossession of
8ie Spanish section in the big hall and
ley were woiklug hard under tho su
pervision of the assistant commissioner,
t is tho intention of tho Spaniards to
lave their display in reudinoss in two or
hree days aud then give a reception to
lie infanta. Tho only buildings on tha
WOULD'fl PA1B THE IKCiA DOILDl'llcf, '
giounds that were crowded wero tho
Convent of Larabida and the Krupp gun
exhibit. Theso structures aro email but
they weio jammed all day by never
ending crowds of people, who walked
almost to tho oxtremo southern portion
of tho gi omuls to boo the tieasures they
Tho freo band concerts began nt
0 o'clock. Tlio piogranuno of sacred
and popular holoctious weio liberally
applauded. Religious i-erviccs were held
downtown in themoimngby Mr. Mot.dv
nt Tattoisalls and nt Forepaugh's t'uus
in tho afternoon, many of tho attc-ml-ants
visiting tho fair during tho altir
noon and evening.
Diiector General Davis has issued nn
older that no exhibits or iiuslmctlvo
matirial will bo allowed to enter tho
giounds under any ciicunintanceslf in
tended for display. Tlio director gen
oral says all pormanent exhibits nro
now in placo in all buildings, witli ono
or two exceptions.
A Ton n Dcstroj cd.
BnuNhWicK, Juno !" Tho princo
regent wont to tlio ago of Iiasell
feldo, In tho Hart .vintnins, which
was destroyed by f , to diioct tho aid
committee Tho ' ivn is completely
ruined nnd nil told thero is not 10,000
marks worth of insurance Tho wood
used by tho inhabitants in manufactur
ing tho quaint stntuos, clocks, etc., by
tho sale of which thoy uiako thoir liv
ing, has been burned.
t Indlajm l'rUonrrii IUcnpo.
JnFFEnsoNVH.LK, Ind., Juno 12. Threo
convicts confined in tho Indiana pribon
touth successfully mado tlieir escape
It was a daring pioco of work and wa?
accomplished by Charlos Smith, sen
tenced from Wayuo county; Charles Ed
Wards, from Lawronce county, nnd
August Pries, two years, from Floyd
Ealoonheciicr Sued X'or J)uniage.
Cincinnati, Juno 12. Mrs. EHn
Clonrv has sued Salnonlnl; .Tnn Mr-f '.nv
of Stono street for 5,000 damages. Sho
alleges that McCoy made a drunkard, of
Shot III llaby Ilrotber.
SpniNQFICLn. O.. .Tmin 1Q f!n.
y"key. nged 0 years, whilo playing
with his 2-year-olrt brother Charlie, fa
tally shot liim with nn old shotgun,
A Itcorult Drowned.
COtmiDDB. O.. Juno 12 .T.I.ftYinr.1 n
Loles, a cpjorod recruit at tho United
States barracks hero, was drowned ii
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