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VOJL 60. NO 6.
CANTON, OHIO, THURSDAY, J UNA 2. t93.
$1.00 PER YEAR.
SPECTATORS GO WILD.
Great Joy Over the Acquittal of
HO ATTEMPT TO STOP THE 1T0ISE.
TU Sheriff's Eyes l'lllcd Witt Tears,
"Whllo Iho ftntrly Judges Staled nt t!(0
lUro Wnlls Tlio Defendant llrcftlti
' Down Over tlio Strain.
New Bedmhid, Mass., Juno 31. Tho
'closing scones in tlio trial of Lizzio 33or
den, whon tho verdict of 'Not guilty"
was announced by Uio foronmn of tho
jury, wns in dircot contrast with thoso
which had preceded it. llorotoforo nil
hud been decorous and in koopittg with
tho dignity of tho most dignlllod court
in tho country, hut when tlio vtrdiet of
'Not guilty" waa returned a cheer wont
MISS LIZZIK BORDEN.
tup which might hnvo boen heard half a
" mile away through tlve opon windows,
tond thoro was uo attempt mado ta
Tho stately judges looked straight
ahead at tho baro walls. Sboriff Wright
was powerless to wield tho gnvol which
'liesTeady for his use, and not Oiico dur
ing tho tromendous excitement, which
lastod fully n minute, 'did ho mako the
slightest sign of having hoard it. He
never saw tho people rising in their scats
and waving their liandkorchiofs in uni
son with their voices, bcoauso his oyes
wore full of toars and wore completely
blinded for the timo.
Miss Bordon's head wont down upon
tho rajl in front of her, and tenrs camo
where thoy had refused to como for many
a long day as sho
linn..! Mm awnnf.
' Jf-- . Xy aufr. ttrrtrla nvnr
poured into hor
tlio words "not
Jennings was al
most crying and
his voico broke
i VZWr t?,vrJxf?i3 a3 '10 Puc ma
hand to Mr.
Adams, who sat
nnfr tn him nnil
a.j. MEDmr. g(lid. ..Tnn)UC
God," whilo Mr. Adams roturned tho
pressure of tho hand and seemed incapa
ble of speech. Governor Robinson
turned to tho rapilly dissolving jury as
thoy filed out of tlioir seats and gloamed
on thorn with a fatherly interest in his
kindly oyes, and stood upas Mr. Knowl
ton and Mr. Moody camo over to shako
hands with tho counsol for tlio dofenco.
As 60on as possible tho room was
When tho spectators had finanlly gono
Mis Borden was taken to tho room of
tho justices and allowod to recover hor
only the oyes of .
her, and tho
caresses of do-'
At tho oxpira
tion of an hour
,sho was placed 1
in a carnogotA
sho took a ttaiii'
lor run xviver, vi,
her homo n'o
,longer probably, Mns- bordew. .
but still tho only objoctivo point for tho
immodiato iiresont. Aftor tho verdict
had been received tho District Attornoy
moved that tho other cases against Miss
Borden be nolle prossod, and tho ordor of
tho court was to that effect.
A Kutlonal GunrlnmnJn Trnulilo.
HAnmsBuna, Juno 21. Captain John
D. Badger, lato commander of company
F, Third regimont, national guard, and
his bondsmon, John A. Boylo and
Qeorgo Egolf, will -have to answorinn
civil procoodings brought by tho at
torney general. It is claimed that
Captain Badger, who is now a f osidont
of Pittsburgh, collected tho $500 stato ap
propriation for his company in 1890, and
dlvorted it to porsonal U60, refusing to
account for it to tho company or to th
state. Tho spit is to rocovor the monoy,
A lrurmor' Iim.iuo Act.
Younobtown, O,, Juno 10. Samuel
It, Itobin6on, a well-known farmer, aged
tfC. residing pi North Lima, attempted
fluicido by using a penknifo ou liis
throat, but was saved by surgoons. Ho
Was adjudgod insano and takon to an
A rrolilliltlonilt Ticket.
JIt, Gilead, O., Jnho If), Tlio Mor
rovf county Prohibitionists nominated
tlio following ticket; Probato indgo,
Robort Boattyi clerk, James P, Vail; re
corder, Georgo Osborno; commissioner,
Solomon Soil; infirmary director, J. M.
Struok by Lightning,
Steubenvillk, O., Juno 10. Richard
Waugh, a 10-year-old boy, died in Yvolla
township, this county, of injuries re
solved whon ho was Btruck btf lightning
whilo working in tho com field.
Joining Xot KatliUed.
Scranton, Pa., Juno 10. In tho colo
bratod case of John T. Jennings against
tho Lohigh Valloy company tho jury
ound In favor of Jennings in tho sum
of $3.CP0, Jennings is not satisfied and
Mya that ho willinovo for a now trial,
TJie Orulier New, )fork AcefepUd.
WAkamoTO, Juno VHW'adlag
Srtary of tlio navyjhaa accepted tho
sow ember Now York, As a result of
her fHece&ful trial By this action,
the tmilder of tho nam will wesiv
lxt 700.000, ...
HELD THEM AT BAY.
A Robber's Dcupernte Keslstnnro Agalnrt
Cnptura Near Natrona,
Natiiona, Pa. Juno 20. Shotguns,
Winchester riflci and lovolvers, held
and atmod by about 100 men, compollod
wounded and bloeding W. P. Dysort, a
burglar of Philadelphia, to surrender at
Cheswick, 14 mlloi from hero. For 10
hours Dysort dofled tho crowd to tako
lilin, and only when CO determined men
burst opon tho door, of the room ho was
in, and of urpoworod him, did ho show
aigns of woakcuiug.
Dysort, who claims to bo a clork in
tho Pennsylvania railroad general oflico
in Philndolphla, gained an intranco to
tho homo of Christian Mardorf , of Ches
wick, unil whon discovered refused to
surrendor. Tlio robber barrjendod him
solf in a room in tho houso, and whon
Constablo Schoop, of Springdalo, tried
to offect an ontranuo to arrost tho des
perado ho war fired upon. DXsert kept
a sharp lookout and promptly firod nt
all men who dama noar the Iiouro.
A bullet from a repeating rillo nearly
toro out the righl; oyo of tho thief. A
load of shot from n gun disabled his left
arm whilo ho was attempting to escape
by means of a ropo mado of bodcloth
ing. In this way tlio siego was kept up
until tho dtBpornto robber was captured
Killed by a rrrlcht Agent.
MAtiTiNSDURG, W. Va., Juno 20. A
little 0-year-old son of Mr. Henry Bo
gort, of this city, was struck and" in
stantly killed by a freight engine nt
Kearnoysville, eight miles cast of this
Elaco. Tho mother with hor two sons
adjust allghtod from tho eastbonnd
passenger train. Tho child ran ovor the
tracks, and sooing tho engino coming
between him and his mother nttomntod
to rocross, when tho awful tragedy took
placo boforo tho mother's oyes. Tho
lad being oat of her reach, she was un
ablo to rescue him,
Troops Guardeil tlio Men.
Toxawanda, N. Y., Juno 20. Nino
barges havo boon unloaded at tho
docks. Troops guarded tho men and no
troublo has occurred. Ono hundred and
thirty laborers wore brought from Buf
falo. Tho citizens gonorally side with
tho men in tho demand that their union
bo recognized. Tho troublo is demoral
izing tho -industries hero.
Proctor Knott Won't Accept.
Louisville, Juno 20. Ex-Governor
J. Proctor Knott has declinod tho Ha
waiian mlflsion, which was tendered him
a few days ago by President Clovolnnd.
Ho would havo to sacrifice a largo and
lucrativolaw practice to accept tlio post,
and this is given as a reason for tho do
clinaticn. A You lie l4iwyer Sulvldcs.
Moktiieai,, Juno 20. Louis Provost,
a well-known young lawyer of thjs city,
and a son of tho Hon. Wilfred Provost,
committed suicide by shooting himsolf
through tho head in his rooms in a
fashionablo boardiiighousa hero. No
causo can be nSsigilou for tho act.
A. Bridge Jumper Arrested.
New York, Juno 20. John Hagorty,
21 Chrystio street, aged 03, jumped
from tho Brooklyn bridge. IIo was
rescued from tho water and place?
uoinie Iiuuy rtT.o.
Niaqaha Falls, N. Y., Juno Sflu--Tho
body of ilenry E. Holmes, tho missing
treasurer of the Pittsburg Fuel com
pany, has boon found in tho river abovo
tho falls. It had probably floated over
to tho Canadian sido. On Juno 0
Holmes wroto from this placo to his
relatives that ho was going to commit
suicide. Frionds camo hero at ouco,
and sqemed to bo in doubt ua to whether
ho had carried out his intention.
Holmos was about C3 years of agoand
leaves a widow and two chilLUcu.
An 31. V. In Trouble.
London, Juno 20. A young girl em
ployed as a servant in a boarding houso
In Pimlico, a section of London, ap
plied to a police magistrate for a sum
mons against Mr. John Doasy, a mem
ber of tho house of commons, who is a
lodger in tho houso in which tho girl is
employed. Tho girl told of tho circum
stances that led hor to apply for a sum
mons, and after listening to fior story,
tho magistrate granted a summons
against Mr. Dcasy for common assault.
aiiohlcitn Convicts Kuctipe.
Jacjcson, Mich., Juno 20. Jnmos
Jiforrison and William Hcnsou, short
ojrin convicts, 'escaped from tho prison
by scaling tho walls. They woro em
ployed about tho engino room of the
olootrlo light Tkmt. At tho time of
tlioir escape no guards woro on tho wall.
They woro not missod, until three hours
after their escape.
PITH OF THE NEWS.
Ex-Governor Rodman M. Prico, of New
Jersey, says hUi arrest for contempt of
court was a trumped up allair.
At Minneapolis, Kan., the cannon used
in makln- rnlu-maklug oxiiprIucnts ex
ploded, kllli. one man and lujuiing two
Victor Gareso, o Now Brunswick, N. J.,
fatally shot I'etor HUI ami In a drunken
struggle with his victim's brother shot
Tho Topo County bank, of Palnesvillo,
O,, which was forced to suspend last week,
was solvent. Its assets art) $150,000; lia
Secretary Carllslo, It is said, has a largo
batch of appointments, complete after
consultation with tho president, which
Will bo announced this week.
Tho investigators of tho 'affairs of tho
First National Unuk of Arkansas City, it
was announced, furnished asguraueo that
the depositors will be paid in full.
Newark, N. J., has a mad dog scara very
much llko that of six years ago and slnco
Cho warm weather has sot luUl vicious
dogs havo boon shot by the police.
Ex-Govornojr George Pcabody Wctmora
broko his arm and had his shoulder dislo
cated by jumping from a carriage on Bell
evuo avouue, Newport, whilo tho horsos
were running away.
A woman giving tho name of Bora B.
nampton ami claiming to bo a nloco of
ox-Governor Wailu Hampton, of South
Carolina, Is in tho hands of Trenton (N.
J.) police on a charge of graud larceny,
Tho board of health of tho vlllngo of
Flushing, h. I., have railed objections to
tbocondUlou of'Pr." Philip 3. Rolnbo's
establishments, vheroB2 jfatlonts aro being
treated-, for consumption with "milk aud
Llt'tlo Dertlo Wagner, a soii of Louis
Wagner1, a farmer living near Freehold, N.
J., was Killed by George Wood, so the
people believe, in rovongefor having been
discharged by Mr, Wagner. Wood was a
chore boy, ...
CHARGED WITH GUILT.
A Verdict Over the Ford's
00L. AINSWORTH TO BE AltREBTED.
Commitment Are Alw Out Tor tlio Ar
rest of Cuntrnctor Knnt, Superintendent
Covert nnd Knglnrer G;nc Tho Charge
Mndo Is Criminal Negligence.
Washington, Juno 20. Tlio coroner
today issued warrants for tho commit
ment of Colonel F. O. Ainsworth, Con
tractor Goorgo W. Dant, Suporintendont
Covert and Enginoor Gnuso, held by tho
coroner's jury rosponsiblo for tho deaths
of tlio victims of tlio Ford's thoater dis
aster. Tho chargo is criminal negli
gence Tlio jury woro out nearly two hours.
Tho verdict recites tho death of Freder
ick B. Lof tus upon whoso body tho in
audt was held from wounds by him ro
ceivod on his body and head by reason
of tho falling of a portion of tho floors
of tho first, second and third story of
tho building known as Ford's thoater
building then used by tho United States
Sovornmcnt for tho record and pension
ivision of tho War department, and
while said building was so occupied tho
collar thorcof was being excavatod and
enlarged by ono Georgo W. Dant for
tho purposo of accommodating an
electric limit plant for uso in said build
ing. Tho finding further refers to tho
absonce of shoring or other means to
protect tho building during the process
tho piers fell causing the fall of tho
floors and tho consequent crashing and
Tho jury further find that Frederick
O. Ainsworth was tlio officer in chargo
of said building and tho said clerks, and
that William G. Covert was superin
tendent of said building, and that
Francis Sasso was tho mechanicarengi
ncer and fireman of said building nnd
tlio latter, although not an architect or
civil engineer, prepared tho plans and
specifications for the onlargement of
said collar, and that said Ainsworth,
Sasso and Covert, and each of them,
know, or ought to havo known, that tho
said Dant waa engaged in excavating
said cellar and underpinning said piers,
and that ho had not secured the columns
and beams of said building or taken
any othor precaution to prevent tho fall
thereof or of said floors, nor did thoy
tho said Ainsworth. Gasse. Covert or
either of them, tako any precaution to
prevent the fail of said floors while tlio
said Dant was engaged in underpinning
said pliers or columns so as to protect
tho said clerks from loss of life or limb
by reason thereof, but tho said Frederick
O. Ainsworth, William G. Covert.
Francis Gasse, Qeorge W. Dant woro,
nnd each of them was, guilty of crimi
nal negligence in respect to the said ex
cavation and enlargement of said cellar
and tho underpinning of said piers and
aro responsible for tho killing of said
Frederick B. Loftus.
Tho jurors further say that tho failnro
of tho government to provide for skilled
superintendence of tlio work of repair
ing its buildings in charge of tho war
dopartniont is unbusinesslike andrcpro
hensible. They bellovo such superin
tendence might havo averted tlio thoa
ter catastrophe. An oppressive silonco
followed tho reading of tlio verdict nf tor
which tho assflhihl ago filed out quietly.
ThePope Hacks tolll. 0
London, Juno 20. A dispatch from
Romo states that tho pope, in conversa
tion with a nuinber of church dignita
ries, freoly expressed his approval of
tho attitude Of Mgr. Satolll, the papal
ablegate to tho United States, on tho
scholastic question in America. Tho
popo declared that tho lottors ho sont to
Cardinal Gibbons, Archbishop Ireland
and tho othor American nrchbishops,
only explain tho flcholastio noHcy nnd
gtato that his holiness desires its contin
uance. May Call Out tlio MJlltla.
Denver, Juno 20. Govornor "Wnito
has appojnted Jackson Orr and A. J.
Rogors members of tho firo and polico
board of thiB city, vico C. D. Stono and
A. O. Phelps, removed. The now offi
cers will likely havo difficulty in taking
their seats, as the old officers positively
refuso to vacate and havo at tliiur back
tho chief of polioo and many of his
men. If resistence should bo carried to
any oxtont tho govornor will call ouf
tho national guard.
"" "Wa I'ouudeO to Dentil.
Dayton,, 0 Juno 20. Tlio mystery
Burrounding the death nt tho insano
asylum hero, of Georgo Smith, an lin
dane patient from Easton, yot romains
unsolved. Dr. Collins, noting superin
tendent of tho asylum, is assisting Cor
onor Hahno in tho matter nnd no stouo
will bo loft unturned in getting at tho
facts. Tho attendants in chargo of tho
ward in which Smith was confined con
tinuo to insist that Smith was tho vic
tim of tlio maniacal fury of a compan
ion lunatic. Tho autopsy hold on tho
remains at Easton show that Smith was
literally pounded to death.
Sho Wanted Her Hurry.
Coiatmiius. O., Juno 20. A woman's
voico screaming,"Hnrryl OMyHarryl"
attracted Patrolman Riloy to a room nt
173 North High stroot. Ho found that
tho vgico waa that of Maggio All
wine, a woman of ill-famo. Sho had
taken laudanum with suicidal intent.
Tlio "Harry" sho wns calling was Harry
Humphries, a ell-known railroad clor.V.
Sho had quarreled with him and aa a ro
suit resolved to end hor life. Pojlco Sur
geon Taylor had great difficulty in sav
Barrett Was a Forger.
Spmnofield, 0 Juno 20. Harry
Barrett, the young married man of La
gonda who mysteriously disappeared
last weok, is wanted for forgory, Tho
last thing ho did before loaving was to
pass a foigcd check ou tlio Mad RiVor
National bank for $28.00. Tho chock
was forged on Aunt Adolino Barrott of
Dolly Vardcn and was drawn on tho
bank of South Charleston. His wife is
left without funds and Ib soon to bocomo
a mbtlior. Barrott is thought to bo in
Chicoao taklnir in tho World's, fair,
IloUbrys Foild a Third Time.
0AHDIN&tn, 0, Juno 20.TAtHir(l at
tempt was iriado to enter tho .hardware
store of Ruhlman,'& Millon The rob
bers' woro senrod away by twp stable
boys who wore sleeping iaa-barpjin tin
ronr ut. uw eiyrn,
dio i k -i HKtS.
tato Keportl R ' the llarly Informa
tion Wi Jtn(:;tirntrd.
Dur.rni, Minn., J . SO. Tlio first
accurate news of the i1 In tho Mesabn
rnugo is available. 1 up flrt stories re
garding Mountain JIi :i aud Biwnkik
woro untruo. At Biawlk only a fow
detached b'tildingd Wf ro burned and at
Mountain Iron only Mx buildings. At
Virginia tho situation i ns borious as re
ported. Tho ontiro business poition of
tho town is destroyed About iJO houses
aro standing and it 10 wcro burned.
Morritt is nearly viped out, only 10
buildings now mumming in tho town.
Tlio situation of tin nfferers at Vir
ginia Is particularly unfortunate. Most
of them aro without shf-lty' nnd cloth
inir is senrco and food, drstnto tho sun-
plies that havo been Mnt from Dulutii,
is still scanty. On tho wholo rnngo
about 11,500 peoplo ar for tlio timo bo
ing entirely dependent un charity. Be
tween $J5.00o and ?0,0no has been sub
scribed for tho work of relief and cloth
ing and provisions is ramlntr in on
overyhand. Tho total loss is estimated
at $1,1500,000. The iniuranco as nearly
aa it can bo estimated is about $300,000.
A special from AFplnnd, Wis., says:
Lato reports from Inm Iliver report tho
losses much lighter than at first re
ported. Tho town is burrounded by n
wall of flames, but n large force of men,
including help from thn Ashland firo de
partment, aro bravely fighting tho
Homes. John Meagher was suffocated
and died whilo fighting firo at his homo
stead near Moquah. Tlio bridgo on tho
Wisconsin Central at Minersvillo near
Highbridgo is burned. Ewon, Mich.,
was also swopt by firo and another
bridgo burned ro that trains havo to bo
transferred. At White River over 1,000
acres of standing pino are nblazo mak
ing a regular boa of flames. The loss nt
Iron River is alout flO.OOO. Tho firo
near Washburn is approaching rnpidly
and help has been owed for. Tho great
mass of green Norwav timber seems to
burn llko straw and ilio total losses will
run Well up in tho millions.
The Viking' 8 Criw Arretted.
New York, Juno 0. Captain Mag
nus Anderson of the Norse vessel, tho
Viking, and fivo of 'lis crow woro sub
jected to what looks hko a high-handod
outrage by tho Brot klyn polico forco.
All were locked up in filthy cells on
charges of drunkenness. They woro
hold in $200 bail each for a week. Two
of tho Norsomen wore ovcrcomo in
their cells by tho hour and foul air, nnd
woro carriod out app irentlj lifeless. On
their way homo frnn a dinner, thoy
woro attacked by a lot of drunkon
Tho Kiiltcr Will !'n III mil.
Berlin, Juno 20.- Heir Liebknccht,
tho well-known Socii 1 Democrat leader,
in an interview, expi i"-sed tho opinion
that tho governmont would get a ma
jority of tho memboi . of tho reichstng
to vote for tho army bill by effecting a
comnromiso with mtlnbors of tho politi
cal factions. Tho c Improuiise, ho de
claiod, would oonFhWof increasing tho
. tmiorical strength of tho army by C0,
000 mon, and reducing the period of ser
vice to two years.
Will Attend tho Wedding.
London, Juno 20. The cznrowitz
has nccepted an invitation to bo piesent
at tho wedding of tho Duko of York
and Princebs Mar of Teck, which will
tako plaoe on July 0. During his ttay
in England, the czarowitz will bo tho
guest of the Plinco of Wnles.
Cholora Death at Mecca.
London, Juno 20. Advices from
Mecca show that :!17 deaths from cholera
occurred in that city from Juno 13 to
Had 1'oor I'lro l'rotrctlon.
Speinokield. 0.,.Tune 20. A dispatch
from Yellow Springs, a town of 1,500
inhabitant, nine mllos south of hero.
Bays tho place narrowly escaped destruc
tion owing to poor firo protection. Help
wns sent from hero. ')io destruction of
the town was prevented by tho citizens
turning out en maso and forming a firo
bucket brigado. Booth's saloon build
ing and a Panhandle depot storage houso
Corn Dcatrnjt'd by un Imrrt,
SritiNOTiELD, O., Juno 20. A now
enemy of tho farmer has appealed and
its onslaught on tlm growing corn lias
excited gravo ahum in central Ohio.
The enemy is a worm about au inch
long, with its body covored with black
nnd brown stripes, It destroys tho
blades of corn hko tho cabbage worm on
cabbage, tearing tho blado into shreds.
Many fields havo boon entirely destroyed
by tho pest.
felia Wanted to Die.
Coldmrcs, O., Jnno 20. Rose Mum,
n young woman ol ill-fame, attempted
suicide in a room .at Town street and
Pearl alloy. She was despondent bo
causo hor lover, Dick Ritter, a well
known sport, had left tlio city becauso
of tho now ordor of municipal uff aha
and had also left her behind. Rough on
rats was tho route she selected, but the
doso was not fatal.
l'rlioncrs Kseape at lluoltlmnnon.
Buckhanxov, W. Vn., Juno 20. A
bold nnd successful Attempt at jail
breaking occurred hero in which Pat
Stanton, John Stanton, Frnnz Hoodes
and Harry Triplott, coloied, confined
for selling whisky without liconse,
made tlioir escape by filing through the
iron bars in the outside door. They
wero aided in thoir work by outside par
ties. tiunday IJIcUorlnu nt HprJogflchl.
Spiiinofieli), O., June 20. Tho puri
tans unil liberals Mioro nre clashing
again, this timo because of Sunday con
certs at tho fair grounds. An attompt
is boing mndo to stop them. Tho man
agement proposos. if tho war is enrriod
on, to mako it affect tho cigar stores,
ice cream saloons, strcot cars, etc,
Ilellalro'a III); Los.
Bellairii, O., Juno 20. Tiie genoral
freight oflico, opened hero sinco 1853 by
tho Baltimoionnd Ohio railroad com
pany, has closed and tho business trans
ferred to Benwood, W. Va., togothor
with tho shops. Bollairo loses in popu
lation about 800 peoplo and a monthly
payroll of $5,000.
Heading AfienU Stopped.
Philadelphia, Juno 20. Announce
mont was mado at tho oflico of tin
Philadelphia and Reading Railroad
company' that tho following hnd;beon
Sent to tho Now 'York and London de
positories! "Receive no amenta to plan
'after -81t inst., and telegraph on 22d
t&mtjmm ww i r i hm aa
DANT ALMOST INSANE.
The Contractor Excited Over
the Washington Disaster.
CORONER'S IHQUE3T CONTINUED.
Contractor, Who Mil on tho Work, Testify
on to Crlniliril XeKlcct Tho Fnther of
n rennylvnnlii Victim Ileatored to llli
Washington, Juno 17. Contractor
Dant, who wns doing tho work which
resulted in tho collnpbe of Ford's Opora
House, is in a herious condition, nnd it
Is feared that his mind will uo nircctcd
by tho diaster. Ever sinco ;tho acci
dent ho has been a sick man, his malady
attacking tho brain rather than tlio
body. Onco or twlco ho left' his resi
dence with plans of work ho had under
way, but was compelled to return to
his homo. Whenover spoken to about
tho calamity, ho would break down
completely and cry llko a child. His
condition tho past threo or four days
has been so serious that tho doctor hns
prohibited his leaving tho houso aud
denied tho presonco of all 6avo tho
members of his family. Tho subject of
tho aeddent is positively prohibited.
Mrs. Dant said that her husband was
very despondent nnd thnt tho accident
proyed upon his mind to such an extent
that sho feared permanent injury would
result. Tho roport upon tho street was
that Mr. Dant had gono crazy.
Augustus Davis, a builder, and an un
successful biddor nt the inquest for tlio
electric lighting plant work, said ho
thought tho plans for 'the work wore
such that no man could form from them
an intelligent idea as to what was
wanted. Ho had told Cnptaim Thorpo,
chief of tho supply division of tho war
department, that tho work was danger
ous. Nothing was contained in tlio
specifications that provided for support
ing tho upper floors during tho oxcavat
ing work. In his opinion no reasonably
intelligent mnn would havo attempted
to do tho work without shoring.
A stir was caused among tlio specta
tors when tho iinmo of William Q.
Coveit, superintendent of tho old
theater building, was called. Tebti
mony given at tho inquest had pointed
him out as having something to do with
tho work of putting in tho electric light
plant. Attorney Thomas told Mr. Co
vert that ho had been called to see if ho
wished to mnko a btatement, and Mr.
Covert declined the offor. Ho had
nothiwr to do with tlio work, ho said.
and, in fact, knew nothing about such
After James H. McQill, an architect,
had testified that any man in his right
senses would not have dono such work as
that beneath tho theater building with
out shorinK, that a competent draughts
man should havo drawn the plans, nnd
thnt an oxpert should havo superin
tended tho work according to custom,
the jury adjourned.
Among tho victims of tho Ford's
theater disaster was tho son of John A.
Daly, an ex-soldier from Pennsylvania.
Mr. Daly was discharged some days ago,
but when Secretary Smith learned thnt
young Daly had been killed in tho
theater wreck, and that tlio family
might suffer by reason of tlio father a
dismissal, ho immediately ordeied his
To Camp In I!oKhnentK.
IlAUiusBuno, Jnno 17. The proposed
participation of tlio Pennsylvania na
tional guards in tho World's fair having
been abandoned, it will encamp In regi
ments this summer, ns it would havo
done last year if tho Homestead riots
had not interfered. All commands
marching to camp will bo allowed 2
conts por man per mile. Tho regimonts
of tho First brigado will probably en
camp from Jnlv 15 to July 22; Third,
from July 22 to July 29, and the Second
from Aug. 0 to in.
Tho Irving llank Sate.
New York, Juno 17. The run at tho
Irving Savings institution is believed to
bo entirely ovor and tho bank lias a
largo amount of cash on hand in redo
posits. During tho two days' run on
tho bank $170,000 wero withdrawn. Tho
institution socuied this monoy by enro
fully distributed drafts on banks with
which they had accounts. Now that
tho run is over, the wholo forco of
clerks will go to work to find tho exact
condition of tho bank's affairs.
Frightful .Itrocltli'ii Practiced.
New Youk, Jnno 17. A correspond
ent In Rio Grande, Brazil, telegraphs
that frightful atrocities aro being prac
ticed by tho Costilhihtas. Governor
Castilhootdered a man'stliroat cut bo
causo ho was suspected of aiding tho
revolutionists. This mm dor was com
mitted in tlio prcbonco of iho wife of tho
victim. A stato of terror prevails and
barbarous puiiibhments aro inflicted in
fc.il nit in a Collision.
BALTUionE, Juno 17. Tho schooner
John Holland, from Norfolk for Piovi
donco, was sunk near Capo Henry, Vn.,
through a collision with thi steamer
Michigan, from Baltimore for Loudon.
Tho schooner vns loaded with coal. Sho
Wont down in 20 minutes. The crow
wert rescued and taken to Norfolk.
Killed by l'lirglam.
JIiKNEAroLis, Juno 17. J. It. Harris
of tho Lubricating company was killed
by two burglars vho had been discov
ered by him iu-hin-parlor on Fifteenth
avenuo. ' Ho attempted to soizo them,
but was shot twi.6, dying soon after
ward. TJjo murderers escaped.
Hjrics WunU ,x Murderer.
New York, Juno 17 Superintendent
Byrnes hns sent out instructions for the
arrest of Albort Young, a negro 22
years of ago, & foet 0 inches high, coffee
colored, who is wanted for the murder
of the vnlot of Jockoy SJmms, in West
A Had Djfrvimlto Explosion,
New York, Juno 17. Fivo persons
were injured, one fatally, three houses
woro wrecked and severul stores aid
dwellings damaged in West Holwkoji,
N. J., by an explosion of dynamite.
Jin rle Walnu right to Wed.
DcLCTH, Juno'17. It ie reported horo
that Marie Wainwright, tho actress, is
to bo married soon to,' Paul Schultz of
Tacomarwho is ja director of tho Ta-.
coma' Land company, and president of
Xiunhi r of
Was-iilvotdv, Juno 10. Complete
official leturns of Chinese registration
under tho Ocary act havo been received
by Internal Revenuo Commissioner Mil
ler. Thoy show tllat out of 110,000
Chinese in tho United States 1JI.170 r'og
Utored. Tlio registration by districts is
Alabama, 13; Arkansas, 13; First
California. 2.323; Fourth California,
2,523; Colorado, 1.100; Connecticut. 140;
Florida, 44; Georgia, 05; First Illinois,
051; Eighth Illinois. 53; Thirteenth Illi
nois, 15; Sixth Indiana, 41; .Seventh In
diana, 15; Third Iowa, lfl; Fourth Iowa,
10; Kansas. 20; Second Kentucky, 7;
Fifth Kentucky, 8; Sixtli Kentucky, 5;
Sovonth Kentucky. 0; Eighth Kentucky,
2; Louisiana, .'15; Maryland, 187; Third
MasaehuKPtK 20; First Michigan, 88;
Fourth Michigan, 14: Minnesota, 59;
Montana, 100; First Missouri. 320; Sixtli
Missouri. 10: Nebraska. 01; New Hamp
shire, 47; First New Jersey, 18; Fifth
Now Jersey. 23; Now Mexico, 410;
First Now York. 141; Second Now
York, 70: Thiid Now York. 137; Four
toonth Now York, 31; Twenty-first Now
York, 51; Twenty-eighth Now York,
111; Fourth North Carolina, 1; Fifth
North Carolina, 4; First Ohio. 27; Tenth
Ohio, 37; Eleventh Ohio, 17; Eighteenth
Ohio, 25; Oregon, 1,002; First Pennsyl
vania, 315; Ninth Pennsylvania, 50;
Twolfth Pennsylvania, 75; Twenty-third
Pennsylvania. 242; South Carolina, 33;
Second Tennessee, 3; Fifth Tenncsseo,
0; Third Texas, 722; Fourth Texas, 5;
Second Virginin, 5; Sixth Virginia, 22;
West Virginin, 20; First Wisconsin, 41;
Second Wisconsin. 03.
Tho Cowboy ltnce.
Valentine, Neb., June 17. Georgo
Jones of tlio cowboy racors arrived here,
leading all tlio other contestants by two
hours. Two hours afterward Douglas
and Elmores rodo into tho city. About
tho same timo tho majority of tho
others passed a fow miles feouth of this
city. Tho hoisc-s of thoso who took
suppor hero did not appear to bo at all
winded. During tho heat of tho day
tho riders havo mado four miles an
hour, but at night they nearly double
that pace. Jones' scheme is to rido as
hard as possible, night and dav-, on ono
horse, nnd uso his other animal on tho
spurt aftor entering Illinois.
Clenrhic Homo Lonn Imicd.
Philadelphia, Juno 17. Pursuant to
authority gi anted by tho clearing house
committeo tho association began tho is
sunnco of loan certificates bearing 0 por
cent interest to such banks as require
them. It could not bo learned nt tho
clearing houso whether any banks took
ndvantngo of tho authority, but us tho
action was mainly in tho nature of n
precaution agaliibt future stringency, it
is not believed that any loans wero
asked. All of tho Philadelphia na
tional banks belong to tho association.
Shcriniin Marts I'or Home.
Washington, June 17. Senator Slior
man left for his home in Mansfield, O.,
where ho will remain until congress as
sembles. Mr. Shermnn has been invited
to nddress tho Bankers' association of
his state, which moots next week, but
ablo to attend. Should hejiowevor, b 4
present ho will not innko a set speech.
.Sugar Company's Strike.
New Youk, Juno 17. At the oflico of
tlio Amorican Sugar Refining company
it was announced thnt a majority of tho
men on strike had gone back to work,
nnd thnt tho places of those who per
sisted in staying out had been filled.
I'or tho HIlUlioio Ilanlc.
Washi.voton, June 17. Comptroller
Eckels has appointed Itoboit M. Dittv
receiver of the Citizens' National banlc
A TJIg AVcjit Virginia I'nrin.
Moikiantown, W. Vn., Juno 20. Onu
of tho largest farms on this sido of tlu
Rocky mountains, nccoiding to a bulle
tin of tho West Virginia experimental
station, is to bo found on tho foot hills
of tho Bluo Ridgo, in Jefferson county.
In 1887 tho owner hot out 33,000 peach
treos, sinco which timo eight adjoining
tracts havo been added, until tho fruit
farm comprises 2,000 acres in one body.
A lUg I.ninlier Cut.
Elizabeth, W. Va., Juno 20. Tho
now mill horo broko nil previous records
by cutting 02.009 feet of lumber in 10
hours, or ono day. This is said to bo
the champion cut of tho known world
on a 10-inch mill. For theso !orvicea
Burns Bios, entertained their men with
an ico cteaui suppor.
A Horse llih 1' Caught.
CLAiiKMiimo, W. Va., Juno 20. A
horso tliiof named Wendall was cap
tured hero whilo pai taking of a lunch
nt Wyatt's restaurant, near tho depot.
IIo camo from Davis, Tuckor county,
nnd was pointed out to tho oilicor.s by a
merchant of thut town. Ho wns turned
over to tho authorities of Tucker county.
A. Itucelvur Appointed.
New York, Juno 20. Justice Law
rence, of tho supromo couit, has ap
pointed Henry J. Bakor, leceivor of tho
Cassell Publishing company. Tlio
Union Trust company is nnmod by the
judgo ns a depository for tho funds of
6MpiliiK field Went.
New Youk, Juno 20. It is learnod
from outside sources that no applications
hnvo bom mado ns vet for clearing
houso oortiflcated. Tho shipments wt
currency to tho interior bid fair to bo
heavy, tho engagements having footed
Secretary ut the Vatican Itctlgmi.
Rome, Juno 20. Cardinal Zarafino
Vnnnoutolli, archbishop of Bologna has
resigned tvio secretarial post held by
him at tho Vatican. Tho resignation is
duo to difleroncos that havo arisen bo
tween tho popo and Cardinal Vannou
telli. Divorced From tho Haroneta lllnnc.
New Yohk, Juno 20. Justico Bench
hns givon Frederic R. Blanc, a decreo
of absolute divorco from tho Baroness
Elizabeth Lawrence Blnnn.
Will lien IliVOoucnlng btud.
Paris, Juno 20. Mr. James Gordon
Bonnett, proprietor of tho Now York
Horald, has givon orders that his coaohi
ing stud bo sold at auction. Mr. Bon.
nett continues to improve," nnd ho will
shortly bo able, it is hoped, to movn
about again. Thure is no question as to
his cojnpleto recovery.
Terrible Fire on the
THREE TOWNS ARE WIPED OUT.
SoTcr.it Thousand I'eoplo Aro Left Home
1cm Tho I'ritlts of u Ycnr of Unterprlso
Swept Auny Tho Loss l.'nt hunted at
Duluth, Minn., Juno 10. Tho result
of a year of enterprise on tlio Mesabo,
range has been wiped out in a singlo
day. Advices received indicate that
the towns of Virginia and Mountain
Iron hnd been destroyed and that Blwa
bik was partially, if not ontiroly, wipod
out. It is impoHsiblo to estimate tho
loss, but it will approximate $1,000,000
and several thousand peoplo are homo
less. For thiee weeks tho rango has
bcen,in danger. Forest fires havo been
burning on all sides of tho now mining
towns nnd only by tho greatest effort
has tho disaster lon so long averted.
Saturday tho first news was received
which indicated any serious danger.
Up to this timo tho rango towns Tiad
fought tho firo for themselves and had
bo far as possible kept tho news of their
danger from reaching tho outside world
for fear that their prospects might bo
injured. On Saturday evening General
Manager Philbin of tho Mesnba and
Northern road received advices which
convinced him that tho danger was im
minent and ho went to Virginia to look
aftor tho interest of his road, which
touches most of tho mining town. Tho
firo at this timo was all abCit tho vil
lage, but there was overy reason to bo
liovo it could bo kept under control.
But a strong wind has blown up and
tho greater part of tho rango is doomed.
Tho first nows enmo from General
Manager Philbin, who telegraphed to
President Morritt, of the road: "Men,
women and children loaded on ore cars
ready to leave For God's sako send us
At nearly tho samo timo messages
wero received from tho other rango
towns. Tho opeiator at Mountain Iron
telegraphed thnt tho town was burning
and the Duluth and Iron rnngo operator
nt Biwabik wired to President Great
singer of his road: "Goods removed
from depot. Good byo."
Sinco that timo tho wires to Biwabik
havo been down. The Mesnba officials
6tato that their advices aro thnt Biwabik
lias been saved, but tlio indications aro
that tlio village has shared tho fato of
Mr. Philbin again telegraphed: "Tho
wholo town of Virginia including
freight house, is burned. We ore bring
ing women and children hero nnd havo
two engines trying to got cars out."
In Duluth tho nows was followed by
immediato preparations to caro for tho
hundreds or homeloss people. A special
trjiin was ordered by President Great
singer 6f tho Duluth and Iron Rnngo
road and carloads of provisions were or
dered. Tho last advices from tho vi
cinity of Virginia nro that 1.100 people;
mostly women and children, havo been
loaded in ore cars and will bo brought
to uuiutli. iho train is expected somo
?'? ,thi" n,f "100I! J"11 ??!!r"?0,,.!! aIa
President Spencer of tho council, tho
acting mayoi , lias authorized a gift of
51,000 from tho city nnd all tho provis
ions that may bo needed for immediato
relief. A special mooting of tho coun
cil nnd a citizens meeting hnvo been
called. Ampin nid will bo olfered tho
Buttering people. Communication with
tho rango is almost cut off.
Wisconsin Tow in Ilnrnlnc
AbHLANO, Wis.. June 18. Iron Rivor
a thriving lumber town of ovor 2,000
fiopulntion. 20 miles from Ashland, ia
n Humes. Tho firo caught in tho ont
skirts from forest flies destroying tho
now school houso. Congregational and
Roman Catholic churches and Hcssoy &
Hatton's big warohouso. Forest fires
havo boon raging all through Northern
Wisconsin and n heavy sweep has been
mado in and about White River. Tho
latest advices from Iron rivor stato that;
tho town is gono. A bad firo is also
raging nt Noi th York.
A Town Wiped Out.
Seattle, Wash., Juno 10. Nows was
received here that tho town of Myers
Fulls wns completely wiped out by tiro.
Tho loss is estimated at if 10.000, no in
surance. Myors Falls contained about
llli; l'lro In Loudon.
London. Juno 10. An extensive firo
occuired in tho High street of Stratford-Lo-Bow,
in tlio oast ond of Lond n.
An aero and a half of buildings were
Tho rcun)',iinli Discharging Men-
New York, Juno 10. Tho Pennsyl
vnnia Railroad company is dropping
men from its payioll overy weok and
noarly every day. Tho monthly payroll
between Jersey City and Philadelphia
has been dec i eased this month about
$40,000. Daring tho month ovor 1,100
men hnvo been diopped botween Jorsoy
City nnd Philadelphia. A largo num
bor in Jorsoy City aro out and othora
expect to follow.
An irarthqimko In OicecOv
Athens, Juno 10. A serious enrth
quako disaster is ropoited from varibus
parts ot Greece Serious damogo was.,
dono nt Thobes. whoro houses nro in
ruins and the inhabitants
felUor Purchased. ,
Wasihnoton, Juno 10. Tho trendy
dopartmotit purchased 502,000 qc&TCs of
Eilvor at 0.8380. Tho offers were 653,.
000 ounces. Tho purchases thus far this
wook amount to 3,448,000 ounces.
Bellaire, O., Juno 17. Elinor Irwin
was killod by falling off a trestle 50 feet
high at Kain's coal mines, six miles
west of horo, on tho Baltimore and Ohio
A I'oatmattor Iteilgns.
Circlkville, 0 Juno 17. Lemuel'
Konts, Republican postmaster in tills
city for tlio past tiiroo years, whoso
term would not havo expired until,
August. 1604, has resigned.
I'cll l'roiu a Church Wall.
.JUssjuwr O.. Juno 29. William
tigurm ieu u leot rrom tho wall of
mo now juctnomss
church and wwu
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