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TROUBLES OF SAINTS
Mormon Apostles and
Joseph Smith's Last
ITS TRUTH IS DOUBTED.
Dissatisfied Ones Argue That
the Lord Would Not Use
the Word "If."
GREAT UNREST IS CAUSED.
Now Come a Number of Elders Who
Boldly Discourage Prophet
KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 12. -The
. . "saints"' in session at Independence are
just now in a peck of trouble, lt appears
that a lengthy revelation purporting to be
from God was received by Joseph Smith a
year ago, which made some important dis
closures, and that the twelve, in a body,
have not yet indorsed the revelation. Some
; . members of the twelve claim to have re
■ ceived testimony of God as to the truth of
' the revelation, but others cannot see it that
The revelation in dispute says that the
supposed vacancy in the presidency was
• not a vacancy in the eyes of God. David
• ' H. Smith, who was the third member of
. ■ that body, is not dead, as has been sup
•' posed by many of the council, but is insane
and now confined in the Illinois asylum
and has been so confined during the last
twenty years. David H. Smith is a brother
of the present president and was ex
pected to be the successor of Joseph as
head of the church. A large number of
the church ministry regard the revelation i
. of last year as an indication on the part..
: of Joseph Smith that he did not intend to
receive any revelations filling the vacancy
. until his brother died. One peculiarity of
• the revelation is the reference to the prayer
; headed by the church for the patriarch,
Apostle Thomas W. Smith, who was at
■'.'• that time very ill. The revelation reads:
"My servant, Thomas W. Smith, is in
my hand, and his bishopric shall be con
y tinued for a season. If he fully recover, he
will enter again the work. If I take him
to myself, another will be appointed in his
stead when the quorum is filled."
Many of the elders claim God in his in
finite knowledge would not use the word
"if" in speaking of the result of the illness
and recovery of his apostle. The same
revelation chides the members of the
church for not placing full confidence in
the ipresident and his revelations of the
. divine will.
The twelve's not having approved this
revelation as of God is causing much un
rest. A number of the elders and min
istry are discouraging "prophet worship,"
and one of the young elders boldly an
nounced that he was not a worshiper of
the prophet, but simply a follower of j
Christ and proclaiming his gospel. i
A resolution was discussed providing |
for the appointment of a board of directors J
-/or the Saints' College, now building at
Lamoni, lowa- A number of the delegates
wanted the college to be exclusively a
saints" college, and that no outsiders be
allowed on the board of directors. The
committee decided to open the college to
all and place two outsiders on the board of
directors. The question of a meeting for
conference in 1896 brought up more oppo
sition. The vote was close, but Kirtland,
Ohio, was chosen instead of Lamoni, lowa.
The evening session was protracted and
developed a serious split in the conference.
At the general conference two years ago
there was a resolution introduced stating
that it was the sense of the church that in
the administration of the sacrament the
teachers, deacons and laity were not em
powered to assist even in the passage of
the plate or cup. It was thought at that
time that it was adopted, but the minutes
failed to show it that way, and to-day the
same resolution was again brought for
ward by 'Apostle Lambert and taken up
The venerable counselor of the presi
dent, W. W. Blair, said the views ex
• pressed in the resolution were not in har
mony with the rules of the church, md
. that he was bound to accept the utterances
of the president as the best exposition of
. the rules of the church. Where the laws
of the church needed an explanation or ex
. • position the chosen man of the church was
the one above all others best prepared to
make plain the meaning of the word.
• This brought out the real issues behind
the matter. Was President Smith to rule
and interpret or was the church?
Several of the delegates took sides on
the question, the debate lasting several
hours. When the vote was finally taken
on the resolution it was adopted by a vote
; of 110 to 20. The president then read the
list of appointments for the coming year.
• It contained several hundred names and
included the following
lowa, East Nebraska, Minnesota, North
and South Dakota, North Illinois and
'•"Wisconsin— H. Smith, J. R. Lambert.
European Mission— Caff all, G. T.
The Canadas— J. H. Lake.
Missouri and Kansas — Joseph Luff.
. Michigan and Northern Indiana E. C.
Rocky Mountain Mission— C. Smith.
New England States— W. H. Keeley, with
. Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Ohio, Vir
ginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New
York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland
and District of Columbia added.
Colorado, East Wyoming, West Ne
braska and New Mexico— G. W. Gillen.
The impending crisis in European affairs
awakens universal alarm. Dr. Price's
Cream Baking Powder is the most pacific
Enthusiastic Silver Men.
NEW YORK, N. V., April 12.-Ex-Sena
tor Warner Miller has recently been in
Chicago. He discovered that there are
many free silver advocates in that part of
the country. He says: "The prairie
seems to be on fire with sentiment in favor
of free coinage. I believe the feeling per
meates many Western States."
Smallpox in Illinois.
PADUCAH. Ky., April 12.— News to-day
from Shawneetown, 111., is that there are
thirty-n.'ne cases of smallpox there. There
is said to be great excitement and many
citizens have left the town temporarily.
One case was discovered in Paducah to
day, a negro being the victim.
A "Trilby" Injunction.
«J£W YORK, N. V., April 12.-United
j States Circuit Court Judge Lacorabe to-day
granted a temporary injunction to Harper
-. ■ ■ * .........
Bros, and A. M. Palmer restraining Nellie
G. Anthony from producing scenes from
"Trilby" at the Eden Musee. Harper Bros,
own the copyright for Trilby in the United
States, and they have leased the right to
A. M. Palmer, who will produce the play
at the Garden Theater on Monday or Fri
day. The lawyers will appear before
Judge Lacombe and ask that a permanent
injunction be granted. '"•". V'
FINANCES OF CHICAGO.
The City Controller Explains a Sensa-
CHICAGO, 111., April 12.— City Control
ler Wetherell denies a sensational state
ment credited to him that the city finances
are about $6,000,000 short. The Controller
says the floating debt of the city is about
$4,000,000, an amount no larger than usual
for some time past at this season of the
year. The tax in process of collection is
ample to much more than meet it. Each
year for several administrations the city
had run behind and perhaps no more the
past year than any previous ones. As a
result of the improved method under the
new administration of Mayor Swift, now
beginning, it is expected that this will be
rectified and the floating debt be nearly if
not altogether wiped out.
Murder of a Chinese Merchant.
NOGALES, N. M., April 12.— Quong Sing
Lung, a Chinese merchant of Nogales, Mex
ico, was murdered last night in his store
by unknown parties. His jugular vein
was cut. A string of twine tied around his
neck finished the work.
SPREADS TO THEM ALL
Western Roads Are Increasing
From the Tennessee Midland Comes
a Cry for Release From a
CHICAGO, 111., April 12.— The propen
sity for running home-seekers' excursions
has spread to all the Western roads. The
lowa lines to-day came up with the re
quest that the excursions be made to
points in Northwestern lowa as well as to
Kansas, Nebraska and the Southwest. The
request will undoubtedly be granted. The
Alton to-day announced it would make
its rate for home-seekers' excursions to all
points in Texas and other Southern points
one fare, plus $2. This is in conformity
with the rates adopted by the other West
ern lines to points in the Dakotas, Wy
oming, Montana, Kansas and Nebraska.
C. W. Cook, general freight and pas
senger agent of the Indiana, Illinois and
lowa road, has resigned. His successor is
S. S. Whitehead, who has been with the
"Three I's" for a long time. Mr. White
head's appointment becomes effective
A cry has been sent up by the Tennessee
Midland. It desires relief from the boy
cott which the Western roads have main
tained against it for nearly eighteen
months. During the World's Fair the
Tennessee Midland adopted methods of
putting its tickets in the Western markets
which created not a little demoralization
among the Western lines. They protested
vigorously, but the Tennessee Midland was
obdurate. It kept up its work until the
Western lines refused to handle any tickets
of its issue. Now the offending road is
I desirous that business relations between it
and the Western lines be resumed, and has
promised that if the boycott is lifted it will
carefully abstain from violating any rules
, governing the sale of tickets over the
I Western roads.
MAY BREAK THE DEADLOCK.
Yet Some Hope of Electing a Senator in
DOVER. Del., April 12.— There is a
probability that the deadlock for a United
States Senator to succeed Anthony J. Hig
gins will be broken within a few days.
The ground for this prophecy is the state
ment made to-day by Senator Hanby, the
leader of the Addicks faction, that the next
United States Senator would be George
Massey, and that he would be chosen with
in the next three weeks.
Since the death of the late Governor
Manvil there has been a disposition on the
part of Higgins' and Addicks' followeis to
unite on some one favorable to both fac
tions. The statement of Senator Hanby
that Massey would eventually be elected
looks as if the Addicks people were weak
ening, as it had been known all along that
Addicks was very bitter against Massey
because he allowed his name to go before
the caucus. The hundred and ninth bal
lot taken to-day resulted as follows : Hig
gins 9, Addicks 5, Massey 4, Pennewill 2,
Ridgely 9, Bayard 1.
GETS TEN THOUSAND.
Compromise of a Conductor Who Was
Injured in a Standard Oil Car.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 12.— Mike
Tierney, a former freight conductor on the
Louisville and Nashville road, has effected
a compromise with the Standard Oil Com
pany in his suit for $.5,000 damages.
Tierney had previously obtained two ver
dicts in the lower court, the first being for
$25,000 and the second for $20,000. Each of
| these verdicts was reversed by the Court of
Appeals, however. The Standard Oil Com
pany, through its attorneys, Messrs. Hum
phrey and Davie, have now compromised
with Tierney for $10,000. A few months
ago Tierney, while a conductor, was blown
up in a naphtha explosion. He entered
the car where the explosive material was
stored with a lighted lantern, thinking the
car only contained oil. He was led to so
believe from a label on the car. He was
seriously injured by the explosion, and !
lingered between life and death for some
time. He has regained his health, but
will be disfigured for life.
Dorchester Swept by Fire.
MILWAUKEE, Wis., April 12.—
chester, a small town on the Wisconsin
Central Railroad, in Clark County, was
swept by fire yesterday and nearly half of
the business portion destroyed. 'The loss
is $30,000, partly insured.
Pearls of the sea! Gems of the ocean 1
The lightest breakfast gems spring to the
call of Price's Baking Powder.
To Extend the Road.
DENVER, Colo., April 12.— Frank Trum
bell. the receiver of the Gulf road, has just
sold $300,000 worth of receiver's certificates
to Denver parties for the purpose of build
ing the road from Trinidad to Walsenburg,
as directed by the United States court.
Cuban Buildings /turned.
HAVANA, Cuba, April 12. — Mirets
Bros. warehouse and two other commer
cial buildings at MatanzaSj a seaport fifty
two miles, east of this city, burned last
night. The loss is over $100,000.
Boys' —aster Suits.
Boys' All-wool Knee Pants Suits, double
knees, seats and elbows, s2 50 each. Young
Gents' Nobby Double-breasted Sack Suits, in
Cheviot!, tweeds and silk-mixed <a«"in_e'res
96 50 to 912. L. V. Merle, the old 1 XL. 616
to 620 Kearny street, corner Commercial. *
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 1895.
NO LONGER EXISTS.
Death of the Once All-
DIRECTORS RULED OUT.
All Properties of the Concern
to Be Sold by the
PROCEEDS TO BE DISTRIBUTED.
An Order That Upholds Charges
Made Against the Negli
CHICAGO, 111., April 12.— The proper
ties of the whisky trust will be sold to the
highest bidder. Judge Showalter of the
United States Circuit Court, in an order
issued to-day, admitted that the trust no
longer had a legal existence. The board of
directors was charged with having deserted
its trusteeship; that it had no quorum,
and any election of a new board would not
enable them to reacquire the property
from the receiver. The court directed that
the receiver sell the property and "that
the proceeds be distributed among those
entitled thereto." The attorneys for the
Greenhut faction and for the stockholders
consented to the action of the court. *
The bill upon which the order was based
was brought before Judge Showalter at
3 o'clock. It was an application for a re
ceiver by Stephen D. Boher of New York,
owner of 500 shares, and D. C. Bennett of
Albany, N. V., owner of 500 shares of the
stock of the Distilling and Cattle-feeding
'•I cannot tell you what influence there
is behind the filing of the bill,'- said At
torney Gresham, who represented the pe
titioners, "whether incited by Mr. Green
hut's people or by the others. The bill
speaks for itself."
The divergence in this bill from the
original bill begins with a recital that the
last meeting of the board of directors was
held February 1. Since the directors have
abandoned their trust and paid no atten
tiou to its affairs, it claims, the sole man
agement has been in the hands of John
The resignation of Nelson Morris left the
board consisting of Messrs. Greenhut, Ho
bart, Greene, Freiberg, Hennessy and
Boggs. On April 8, the complainants aver,
Hobart. Greene and Freiberg resigned.
There are but three directors left, and the
j bill alleges that they do not constitute a
quorum and that they cannot fill the va
The bill then recites that the Attorney-
General of the State, by quo warranto pro
ceedings, attacked the charter of the trust,
• and that the lower court held that it was
forfeited, and the issue is now pending bo
fore the Supreme Court of the State. The
prayer of the bill to which the order
granted by Judge Showalter adheres is as
"That by an order entered herein fcbfl
said John McXulta may be appointed re
ceiver of all the property and effects of
said defendant company and invested with
full title thereto as receiver, and that all
of the officers, managers, superintendents,
agents and employes of said defendant com
pany shall be required forthwith to deliver
up to such receiver the possession of each
and every part of said property, wherever
situated, and also all books and accounts,
vouchers and papers in any way relating
to its business or the operation thereto or
an injunction to restrain each and every
officer, director, superintendent, manager,
agents and employes of said defendant
j from in any way interfering with the
possession and control of said receiver over
said property, and that at such time as
may be found just and proper the property
of said defendant may be ordered to be
sold and the proceeds distributed among
those entitled thereto."
"There was no opposition to the bill,"
said Mr. Gresham after the attorneys left
"Were the resignations of Directors Ho
bart, Greene and Freiberg made in order to
furnish the ground for the charge in the
i bill thitthe board no longer had a legal
existence?" was asked.
"I do not know the motives which in
duced them to resign. The bill says these
men abandoned their trusteeship over two !
months ago. I really cannot say anything
about the bill, except what appears in it.
The old trust has no legal existence, and
the receiver cannot turn it back to any one
presuming to stand for it."
WAS A NOTED DIPLOMAT.
Death of James H. Campbell, ex-Minister
to Norway and Sweden.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., April 12.— James
H. Campbell, formerly Minister to Sweden
and Norway, died suddenly at his home in
Wayne, Delaware County, this State, to
day, aged 75 years.
Early in life he began to take an active
part in politics and in 1843 was one of the
delegates from this State to the Whig
National Convention at Baltimore. j In 1844
he was made the Whig candidate for Con
gress from the Eleventh District and was
elected. - ' V "
In 1858 and again in 1860. by which time
he was thoroughly affiliated with the Re
publican party, he was re-elected to Con
gress. In 1864 he was appointed by Presi
dent Lincoln Minister Resident to Sweden
and Norway, a post he filled until Novem
«' I'll have no bigger; this doth fit the time
And gentlewomen wear such caps as these"—
Protests bonny Kate to mocking Petruchio.
So does Price's Cream Baking Powder fit
our troublous times; gentlewomen will
have none other. » ?-'},?/.?£
ONE OF THE ESCAPES CAUGHT.
He Tells How the Criminals Got Away
From the Asylum.
J.TSHKILL, N. V., April 12. — John
Quigley, one of the five men who on
Wednesday night broke out in the Matte
wan Asylum for the Criminal Insane, was
caught at New Hamburg, ten miles above
Matte wan, this afternoon. He made no
resistance. • __'■-*
- According to his story it was McGuire
who let all of the men out. He- had a
skeleton key. There was no collusion of
any kind with anybody connected with the
asylum. *« ir - -
Quigley's story shows that the escape
was due to the violation on the part of the
attendants of the institution and also to
carelessness in the manner of locking the
Some days ago McGuire managed to re
tain two metal spoons, though it was the
duty of the attendants to count in and
count out the utensils at every meal. Out
of these spoons McGuire fashioned two
keys, one for each lock, securing the pat
terns it is believed from one of the patients
who had the run of the ward.
Had he desired McGuire could have
opened all of the sixteen cells in the ward.
He unlocked the rooms of , Quigley and
Perry and the three men secreted them
selves in the train-robber's room. After
having secured Carmody's keys it was an
easy matter for them to liberate Davis and
O'Donnell, and the five men left the build
ing through the chapel and attic.
The asylum authorities have no definite
clews to any of the other fugitives. Fully
thirty attendants are following up various
rumors of the men's flight.
MILLIONS IN THE POOL.
One Sensation Sprung in Reference to
PITTSBURG, Pa., April 12.— John D.
Bailey, receiver for George W. Irwin's pool
concern, to-day sprung a sensation by an
nouncing that the books which Mr. Irwin
turned over to him contain no record of
the transactions in the Chicago Board of
Trade, in which the funds of the pool are
supposed to have been lost.
Receiver Bailey believes there is another
set of books and has served notice on
Irwin to produce the other books inside of
thirty-six hours. Mr. Irwin will appeal to
the court to-morrow. The books now in
the hands of the receiver show that in
four months Irwin deposited in the Lin
coln National Bank over $1,000,000. The
books also show that the total amount of
money put into this pool by depositors
SHE HAD THREE HUSBANDS
New Developments in the
Murder Case at Crown
Two Men Arrested on a Charge of
Inciting the Killing of
CROWN POINT, Ind., April 12.— What
at first appeared to be a rather ordinary
bungling murder, committed by a drunken
husband at Crown Point, Ind., promises to
develop into a sensational and peculiar
Instead of being a practically unknown
Bohemian woman the victim turns out to
be the sister-in-law of ex-County Commis
sioner Michael Wasserman of Chicago,
and the wife (undivorced) of three men.
Her husband, is either a fugitive from
justice or has himself been mur
dered, while the woman's two brothers are
locked up, practically charged with incit
ing her husband to murder their sister.
A letter written by Ralph Bechtel of
Philadelphia was found near the body of
the murdered woman. The writer reveals
that the woman has been married twice
before and offers to help her in case she
should get into trouble over her mar
riages, first to a Mr. Gregg and then to
There are plenty of people who believe
that the missing husband, Otto Elwanger,
did not murder his wife and as many
more who think be himself has been mur
dered. He bears the reputation of a par
ticularly peaceable man. There are evi
dences that more men than one went to
the Elwanger farm Tuesday morning. The
police have offered a reward for Elwanger's
BY POISON AND' BULLETS.
Rather Revolting Suicide of a Man and a
ST. LOUIS, Mo., April 12.— At 3 o'clock
'this afternoon the dead bodies of a man
and woman were found lying side by side
on Jacob Duffy's farm, a few miles west of
the city, on the Walton road. Their throats
were cut and their faces stained with blood.
In the man's right hand was a revolver.
At the foot of the bodies was a box labeled
"Rat poison." The woman's hat, crushed
and broken, was on the ground. Pinned
to a ribbon was this note:
April 9.— have both decided to die to
gether, and if one or the other should happen
to recover the other shall not be held responsi
ble for the deed. We both arc going to take
poison, and I will do the shooting. We are not
doing this on account of any love affair, but
simply because we do not want to live any
longer. This la all we have to say, and hope there
will be no trouble. We remain, as ever, yours,
truly, Mr. Louis Frank,
1914 Cherokee street.
Miss Kate Kolb.
Frank was a carpenter and Miss Kolb
was a country girl. They had been en
gaged for over a year. They had taken no
chance of surviving. After swallowing the
poison they bad gashed their throats with
the sharp blade of a large clasp-knife, and
then the man had clinched the act by firing
a bullet into the gin's breast.
He ended his own life in the same man
ner. Kate Kolb lived at 1837 Cherokee
street. She and Frank left home together
last Wednesday. The girl left a note say
ing they were going to kill themselves and
ascribed love as the cause.
GROSS ELECTION FRAUDS.
Another Batch of Indictments Filed in
KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 12.-The
special Grand Jury to-day returned four
additional indictments for election frauds.
Two of the indictments are against
Charles A. Miltman, ex-State Representa
tive, and who was a candidate for Justice
of the Peace in the fall election, and charge
him with voting in a precinct in which he
did not live, and for drugging a judge of
election, F. D. Fenton.
Another true bill returned an omnibus
indictment against John May, Alderman
John Moran, ex-Recorder of Voters
Owsley, Justice Krueger, Harry G. Bris
tow, J. Pearce and R. L. Krueger.
It charges them with having entered into
a conspiracy to commit the various frauds
and crimes committed in the Second Ward.
All of them have been indicted for separate
offenses previous to this report.
The higher education of women is in
complete unless she understands baking
with Dr. Price's Baking Powder.
Will Support a Police Chief.
OMAHA, Neb., April 12.— The Police
Commissioners to-night accepted the resig
nation of Chief Seavey, to take effect .May
20. His successor will be appointed then.
St. Louis or Chicago will probably furnish
the, new chief. A non-resident is consid
ered desirable in order to avoid sectional
Suicide of an Inventor.
CHICAGO, 111., April 12.— Peter Wihs,
a Swiss inventor, shot himself fatally last
night. Financial troubles caused the sui
cide. Wihs invented several fishing tackle
devices, some of which he exhibited at the
California Midwinter Fair, receiving a
diploma. ' "
Thefts of a County Treasurer.
PERRY, 0. T., April 12.— Carl Shaw,
treasurer of Blame County, is in jail for
embezzlement.. His shortage is over $7000,
while his bond is $50C0. "He has been in
dicted by the Grand Jury on five counts. :
WAS MORTON HASTY?
Shortage of the Cattle
Supply in Western
NOT DUE TO A CORNER;
Utter Impossibility of. a Com
bine to Control
PACKING MEN NOW EXPLAIN.
The Scarcity In Stock Said to Be
Owing Solely to Natural
' CHICAGO, 111.,- April Referring to
the proposed investigation by Secretary
Morton P. A. Armour said to-day: "The
shortage in cattle supply at the four prin
cipal Western markets thus far this year
amounts to nearly 270,000 head compared
with a year ago. The shortage in pounds
of dressed beef this year since the first of
the year figures out about 175,000,000 or
nearly 2,000.000 pounds per day. At the
same time the price of live cattle has ad
vanced about two cents per pound."
ST. LOUIS, Mo., April Representa
tives of the large packing-houses at the
stockyards say the advance in the price of
dressed beef is legitimate and caused by
the advance in cattle. They claim they
have been working at a disadvantage dur
ing the past six months, as the price of
cattle has advanced more rapidly than the
The cattle commission merchants say
that the high price of cattle is due to their
scarcity. Owing to the short crop of corn
native cattle have been cleaned up closer
than for many years. Texas had a good
corn crop, but the prices have been so low
during the two previous years that it has
not been a profitable business to ranch
owners and they have turned their atten
tion to raising other things, making the
supply this year short.
NEW YORK, N. V., April 12.— Na
tional Provisioner, an organ of the meat
and provision trade, will say in its issue
to-morrow: "No more absurd theory has
been advanced for some time than the re
cent attempts which have been made to
make the consuming public of this coun
try believe that the shortage in cattle now
so apparent everywhere is due to any other
than natural causes. With a wisdom,
however, begotten of ignorance and in
ability or disinclination to accurately in-
vestigate, false and erroneous news has
been trumpeted in every State in the Union
to such an extent that the greater portion
of the people of America are under the im
pression to-day that this great food product
is tied up in the vicious grasp of a monop
"It is absurd and unjust to couple the
names of reputable business houses with
conditions for which they are in no way
responsible. It would be an absolute im
possibility for a combination of men, no
matter what the extent of their capital was,
to corner the beef and cattle market, and
the money has not yet been minted that
can do it A little philosophic reasoning
and a glance over the past history of an
attempt to corner meat products would
readily demonstrate to our friends of the
daily press how fallacious their arguments
are in this particular instance."
MADGE YORKE'S MURDER.
Actor Gentry Fails to Testify at the
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., April 12.—Dep
uty Coroner Dugan at noon to-day began
an official inquiry into the death of Mar
garet Winifred Drysdale (Madge Yorke),
the young actress who was shot and killed
by Actor James B. Gentry on the night of
February 17 last.
The delay in holding the inquest was
caused by Gentry's illness in consequence
of injuries sustained by him in his leap
from the rear fire-escape of the hotel and
his subsequent attempt to commit suicide.
The only eye-witness of the crime, Miss
Lida Clarke of the Baggage Check Com
pany, was not present, but her deposition,
already published, was read.
Gentry's sallow face was pale and hag
gard and his deep, black hair fell in a mass
over his brow. The events preceding and
following the crime were told by a num
ber of witnesses.
Detective Crawford said the pistol used
by Gentry belonged to a member of the
lloss and Hoss Company named Heckert.
The deposition of Charles Edward Magee
He said he was 28 years old ; had known
Gentry ten years; met Miss Drysdale for
the first time last January. . -y
He was introduced to her by Gentry as
his betrothed. Never had any words
about her. It was Magee's opinion that
Gentry had been "guyed" about Madge by
"alleged friends" until he had become
frenzied. Under the advice of his counsel
Gentry did not testify.
The jury rendered a verdict that "Mar
garet W. Drysdale came to her death by
gunshot wounds received at the hands of
James B. Gentry."
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Strict observance of hygienic laws in
sures healthy vigor of brain and body.
Price's Cream Baking Powder as an aid is
indispensable. :-■. ,r
"ST R UCK "WITH A JiltldK.
Mysterious and Fatal Assault . Upon a
Wealthy Cattle Dealer.
CHICAGO, 111., April 12.— E. R. Hunter,
a wealthy cattle dealer at the Union Stock
Yards, was the victim of an assault while
sitting in his office to-night, which will
probably result in his death.
Hunter was alone in his office and the
first known of the affair was when he came
staggering out of the office and said to the
janitor of the building who met him in the
hall: '"Did you see him?" '>^ -"
After asking: the question he fell to the
floor unconscious and is now lying at the
point of death. , _-':."'♦
His assailant dealt him a blow with a
brick, which made a fearful wound on the
temple, fracturing the skull. Nobody saw
the assailant enter or leave the building.
Hunter had no enemies as far as known,
and he had with him a gold watch and a
laree sum of money, and no attempt was
made to take them away from him.
Rushing the Returns.
CINCINNATI, Ohio, April 12. — Al
though Good Friday was generally ob
served and many business men were not
downtown there were over 3000 income re
turns made to Collector Dowiing.
To-morrow and '.■ Monday ; the rush will
continue. * Since the recent decision of the
Supreme Court many insist on making
their f returns .in person, and the clerical
force of the Collector's office is kept
CRIMES OF A FIEND.
He Seriously Shoots a Girl and Tries to
CHEYENNE, Wyo., April 12.-Jacob
Lafe, aged 23, a section-hand on the Bur
lington Railway, at Alger, made an un
successful attempt to criminally assault
Barbara Walker, the 16-year-old daughter
of the section foreman, Monday.
He then shot the girl twice with a re
volver, one ball entering her right ear and
lodging ' in the tissue of the brain, the
other inflicting a terrible wound in the
\ Lafe next shot himself, one ball entering
the breast, another inflicting a scalp
wound, while the third he fired into his
mouth, killing him instantly. The girl is
still living, but her recovery is impossible.
LANDS FOR COLONISTS.
One Hundred Thousand Acres to Be Pur
chased in Georgia.
SAVANNAH, Ga., April 12. -J. V. Cur
rin and R. W. Randall, representing a
Chicago syndicate, are here negotiating for
100,000 acres of land in Montgomery
County, in which colonists from the West
are to be settled.
The sale probably will be consummated
to-morrow. It is proposed to locate many
ex-Federal soldiers and their families
there. The syndicate represents subscrip
tions of a half million dollars.
Nebraska, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota
and lowa are to furnish the colonists. Ex-
Governor Northen of Georgia is one of the
prime movers in the sale.
TO BE SOLD AT AUCTION
Fate of the Omaha and St.
Louis Railroad Com
Falling to Pay Its Debts, an Exten
sive Mortgage Is Fore- .
COUNCIL BLUFFS, lowa, April 12.— j
Judge Woolson has rendered a decree in
the United States Circuit Court in Council
Bluffs, under date of April 8, in the case
of the United States Trust Company vs.
the Omaha and St. Louis Railway Com
pany, and others, foreclosing the mortgage
of the plaintiff and ordering that the road
and its appurtenances be sold at public
auction by the master in chancery, Hon.
L. W. Ross.
The decree recites the company's default
in the payment of the interest on its mort
gage bonds from 1891, which default, un
der the conditions of the bonds, made the i
principal and interest at once due. The ;
amount of the indebtedness of the Omaha
and St. Louis Railway Company on the
principal of its bonds is $2,717,000 and ac
crued interest amounts to $595,002 76, rais
ing the total indebtedness on the bonds to
$3,312,002 96. The sale will be held at noon '■
on a date to be fixed.
The conditions of the sale are that the
bidder must deposit with the master in
chancery either cash or certified check to ;
the amount of $50,000, and the remainder
of the purchase price is to be paid either !
in cash or in first mortgage bonds of the
defendant company. Mr. Ross cannot act
in the case until April 18, ten days from
the date of the decree, and the date of the
sale cannot be less than six weeks later
A FEW DAYS MORE
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Chicago Clothing Company's
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Great Clearance Sale
Drawing to a Close I
Clothing for Men at Go-a-Begging Prices,
Clothingfor Boys at J Their Nominal Value.
Clothing for Children at Stupendous Re-
Genuine Retiring Sale!
1 Store to Be Vacated May 1, 1895.
AN AVALANCHE OF VALUE.
: I IN EVERY DEPARTMENT
34, 36, 38 aid 40 Kearny Street.
FOUGHT LIKE DEMONS
Riot Between Native and
FOUR OF THEM KILLED.
Siloam Springs, Arkansas, the
Scene of a Terrible
AN OFFICER INTERPOSED.
But During the Battle He Did Some
Shooting in Self-De
ST. LOUIS, Mo., April 12.— 1n a riot be
tween native and foreign railroad laborers
at Siloam Springs, Ark., last night many
shots were exchanged and four men were
killed and others seriously hurt. For some
months there has been trouble among the
men employed upon the railroad construc
tion works near the springs, they being
made up of foreign born and native citi
zens. Two weeks ago there was a row
which for a time threatened bloodshed.
After supper last night two men, Clen
dening and Fleming, got into a quarrel
about some trivial affair and in no manner
connected with the past trouble. They
drew pistols and before they could be re
strained fired several shots at each other,
both being fatally wounded.
The encounter drew together all the men
in the camp, and when the disputants fell
to the ground the pent-up excitement
burst, precipitating a riot, the men fight
ing each other like tigers. Shot after shot
was fired and knives, clubs and stones
were used. •
Deputy United States Marshal Proctor
hastened to the scene and ordered the
men to disperse. He was attacked by
three or four persons, and in self-defense
was compelled to kill two of his assail
ants. He was wounded seriously, but his
action stopped the fight and fury and pre
vented further bloodshed. Several arrests
WAS WELL "MADE UP."
A Wife Who Misrepresented Her Age Sued
for a Divorce.
PERRY, 0. T., April 12.— Alfred Cless. a
wealthy German, has begun suit for di
vorce from his wife, Pauline. He declares
that they were married in Petersburg, Ger
He charges that his wife misrepresented
her age to him before marriage, and also
stated to him that she was of rich parent
age. In fact she was old, having made
herself look young by face powders, and
never loved him.
Sentence of Murderers.
SANTA FE, N. Mex., April 12.— Judge
Laughlin to-day sentenced Robert Friday,
found guilty of the murder of Zeni Baca,
and Jose Villparda and Meliciano Chavez,
found guilty of the murder of Thomas
Martinez, to be hanged on May 6.