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DAILY EYENING BULLETIN.
VOL. 2 NO. 100. MAYSVILLE, THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 1888. PRICE ONE CENT.
THE NEWS IN BRIEF.
A. Oakkt Ham. has assumed editorial
lontrol of tho Now York Truth.
The unfinished Union in Chi.
lago, "valued nt $1GO,000, has" burned.
At Sholbyvillc, Tnd., William Clover wao
waylaid by a highwayman nnd fatally
D. W. Waiid, nn influential farmor
near Grayson, Ky., Buicided by taking
Five of tho survivors of tho Jcannottc,
yesterday, arrived in Now York in tho
steamship Westphalia from Hamburg.
An attempt was mado by ghouls to rob
tho grave of David 8. Benson, at Indianapolis,
"who wore frustrated by the watchman.
GovEnKOR Murray, of Utah, has commissioned
Miss Mary Greenwood as notary
public, the first rccordod appoinment of tho
Younci E. Allison, muiaging editor ol
tho Louis villo Commercial, married Miss
Maggie Y. Allison, daughter of George Q.
Allison, a banker.
All Russia is alarmed by the circulatiov
throughout tho country of pronunciamom
toB advising a general uprising of tin
At Zanesvillo, Ohio, Charles OfTord wat
truok on tho head by James Thomas with
beer glass, sustaining injuries from which
he died shortly after.
Mary Lineqar, tho twelve year old
daughter of John Linegar, at Creola, Ohio,
"was burned to death by her clothing igniting
from an old-fashioned fire-place.
Hbaty snow storms have been
in the South. At Greensboro, N. C.
snow is reported two feet decp,and at othci
points it is from six to twenty inches.
juns. Farks, wire of Thomas l'arkB,
druggist and grocer at Mica, N. Y., killed
her two children and then herself by shooting..
Cause, jealousy and donatio infelicity.
Tar Postal Telegraph Company has
opened' its line between New York and Chicago,
..and conversation between tho twi
points distance IjQOO'milos U easily carried
Mrs. Mary Broxson, who boardec
Payne, ono of tho Lincoln assassination '
conspirators, and mwiq.. was- -prominent
-witness alike trial, isdead, aged eighty-three-years.
J. E. James and C. N. Thorndyke, in
Arizona, report having twenty men killed
by. Indians. The reported killing ol
Qdorgo Woodward and William Hobistadi
is also confirmed.
G. II. W. Gibbons, charged with tin
murder of Henry Williams, near Polk Sto- ,
tion, in Ashland couuty, Ohio, is in i
nent danger of being lynched by tho indignant
"Thk Revivalist Harrison has converted
1,600 souls at Decatur, 111., receiving $10C
a wcekfor his services, and tho people nn
so well pleased with tho results that thej
havo engaged him to stay until the end o! ,
Oby Owens, the defaulting teller of tht
Third National Bank of St. Louis, hat
mado a confession in which ho i ,
edges having stolen the $".200,000 with ' I
which he is charged, but explains that h
was forced into it by u olmiit of circumstances I
that wero unavoidable and irresistible.
Michael O'Donovan has given to tin
American public the contents of a document
which ho suys was printed and circulated i
in London, but tho nature of which
the English authorities kept from being
cabled to tiiis country. The sorics of resolutions .
which it contains, and which wer
adopted by tho " Robert Bmmct Epitaph ol
the Fcniun Brotherhood in council assembled"
givo tho English Government tin
choice of two things the destruction ol
the Empire or independence of Ireland. i
George W. Colliding Aeqnltted. I I
Nkw York, Muruh 28. Tho examination
ef Geo. W. Coukllng, jr., who shot and
killed Wm. II. Ilaverstick, tho paramour ol ' l
Conkling's sister, at the Paris tlats on Mil
0th inst., was hud yesterday in special i
ion. The testimony bofoio tho Coroner
was submittod to tho Court for its
decision, the witnesses swearing
to their signatures. Judge Smith
said: " I find from the evidence that at
tho time of this occurrence the prisonct
had a reasonable ground for believing that
his lifo was in danger, and that tho homicide
was justifiable. Tho prisoner is discharged."
Tho spectators burst out inU
applause, and all rushed forward to shake
Conkling's hand. Conkliug and his sister,
Mrs. Uhler, will start for tho homo in
Talking l'rom Now York to Chicago.
New York, Marcb28. The Postal Tele-graph
Company yesterday oponcd its line
for privato test botwoon New York and
Chicago, and everything worked porfectly.
l'ho resistance of the wire showed only
1,522 ohms, as against 6,000 ohms on the
beat-iron wire, and 15,000 ohms on the
average iron wire. Prof JEUsha GrayJ and
II. Crimmins, Vice-President and General
Manager ,ofi tfee Postal .Tolegraph Company,
oonrersed freely and distinctly with
Mr. Taylor, the company's elcotrician in
Chicago, adistance of '1,000 miles.
Which Promises Even More Than
"300 and a Mule."
A ClffiOMO AND A FARM,
Toirctlicr With Several Other Incident
nl Advantages " Given
is Now Being VigoronH
.: Jy Pushed for tho Be-
V nophlaticatcd - -a.
Philadelphia, March 28. A scheme oi
original and possibly seductive feature!
has just como to light in this city, whioh,
npon investigation, seems to havt
been tho joint product of- two citici
Philadelphia and Cincinnati. To in a
measure reveal its true inwardness before
much mischief has been done this early
expose is necessary, nnd the subsequent developments
will bo duly aired as they become
An obscure advertising sheet, called the
Practical Farmer, has been in existence
for two or thrco years, which has been
published for tho purpose of giving publicity
to tho various schemes of its proprietors
and escaping the payment of full
postage on circular matter by securing the
pouud rates of postage extended to legitimate
publications. The present scheme is
not an original ono with this cqneern, but
is the outgrowth of the experiences of two
or three similar enterprises. About a year
ago Kendall & Co., of Boston, backed, by an
advertising agent of Now York, began , to
push a somewhat similar enterprise, but
through a failure to keep peace among tno
gang an exposure of the rottenness of the
scheme wo "published! and the swindle
was nipped, in the bud..
The advertisements of tbe.prpsentsohemt.
are being aent broadcast by an advertising
agency in Cincinnati a concern which,
evidently, hi." banking" a good deal upon
its proving ampneyrgetter. The. advertisement
is sent to newspapers in the form of a
large, eleotrotypc, and 1b
headed with the seductive line, " 15,000
Given Away." Quoting from the advertisement,
has already appeared in
several papers, it goes on to state that each
subscriber to tho paper is to receive a
"splendid" engraving-, and a ohanco to-secure
r farm, all for two dollars. On its
luce the scheme is ii swindle, in addition t
being a diieot violation of the law prohibiting
tho advertising of lotteries or
schemes of chance. Added to this is the
fact that the proposed plan of distributing
the prizes is one whioh contains no element
of fairness, even if it wore intended to
curry it out, and the best obtainable infor
mation regarding tho men baok
of the scheme does not encourage thnf
confidence which one would like to feci
ho expected to receive a fair chance to
scenic so much for so little. With a
absence of posit he promises, and witl
an evident purpose lo use woids which
uieim unthing, the advertisement say 8 :
" liiuucdhuvly upon receiving the subscription
price a2.00 n receipt nnd t lie cur-
tent niimhcr of the paper will be mailed
to the sender, his name entered upon the
subscription list," etc. "As soon as we
havo 10,000 new suhscrihers registered on
it bonks, lr in tat days from dale, wo will
award to each of thorn a premium, aggregating
in value $20,000, i' uch a maimer
Ilmt each subscriber will have a air and tqval
niHirtHiiily to obtain one of the farms and
tjmrinis." With a lot more of equally indefinite
and ambiguous verbiage, tho ad-vet
tiscment closes with nn appeal to
" 3,000 men, women and children," who are
" wanted to secure subscribers." Tho whole
gist of tho schema is, that tho promoters
desire to obtain as many $2 from the
as illegal and lying advertisements will
extract. Tho connection with the
scheme- of tho advertising agency firm
which is handling the
ing contract is suggested by the
fact that tho men who are ostensibly nt
the head of the paper concern cannot pay
Air one-tenth of the advertising contracted
for unless ,a portion of tho receipts from
the advertising is turned in to the aguntH.
Tho extent of this scheme may be inferred
from the fact that about !l,000 large
havo been mado to be sent at once
lo the newspapers. At one fell swoop it is
iutonded to publish the advertisement, be-to
ro the transparent trnud has-attracted tho
intention of respectable publishers and been
shown up in its true colors. Already a
utiuibor of papers have published the
and a largo nuuibor of the
elect totypes have boon sent out to appear
this week. It is not unlikoly that a regular
epidemic of big announcements of
"Farms Glvon Away " will bicak out in
the columns of suuh papers as are attracted
by the price offered for tho advertisement.
It goes without raying that the scheme is
rotten uiid a swindle, and that for tho $2
which guileless inuoceuta may be induced
to forward by tho glittering promises and
inducements nothing will bo sent in return
but a very insignificant newspaper, full of
advertised sohomes to extract other remittances,
possibly a ohoap picture worth from
two to five cents,, and the "100 farms,"
worth "$140,000," wil regain "in the
States, of jAAnsas,Mlssouri, Iowa, Nebraska
and Dakota," untenanted by any of the
"subscribe," The matter has been
brought to tho attention of tho authorities,
who will; in addition to prosecuting for tho
ofTcnso of advertising "a scheme of
chance,'' endeavor to ascertain the
or interest which tho Cincinnati firm
has ,in the profits of tho enterprise. Tho
vigor and recklessness as to financial results
with which tho scheme is being
pushed make it an important work to
quickly suppress' tho fraud,' and tho men
who havo taken tho matter in charge, will
endeavor to bring to .quick justice those
who are backing tlioi enterprise. A detective
loft Philadelphia last night for Cincinnati,
to look up. that end of tho concern.
Hue Kxplnln the'ltoftsoii Tor Her Aft
tucking the Land Iittigue.
Nr.w York, March 28.---Tho following
letter addressed to tho editor of tho New
York Times, is. printed to-day:
"The assertions assiduously circulated in
America by Mr. Sheridan and Mr. Egnn that
I am the mouthpiece and the tool of Mr.
Pigott, who incites mo to attack the
Land league, are as false,, as those who
made them. 1 beg leave, to say I am the
mouth-piece and topi of no one. I am not
acquainted with Mr. Pigott ; I havo never
seen him and know nothing about him.
Ixmg ere 1 hoard Mr. Pigott's name I attacked
the Land league, and especially the
expenditure of fuiids, because instinctively
I felt that in that expenditure lay hidden
a secret which, if mice unraveled, would
lay bare a pictura of crime, out) age
and swindling. unpaiaUeled, in. tho annals
of tme, nnd would, open tho cyqs of all
honest men who had hitherto, believed in
its honesty of purpose to the hideous
reality of 'what tho Land League really
was. Incited by no one, but of my own
accord, I attacked the roots of the evil.
Mr. Patrick Egan declares my charges
false. 1 reply, let him provo them
so. I assert them to bo true,
and have supported that assertion by supplying
hard, sober facts from Lund League
sources. Out of its own .mouth the Laud
League stands condemned. If Mr. Egan
can clear it let him do so, but at tho same
"time, tlioroughlytmnderstand that it requires
3'imething more than his bare assertion
that my charges are false for this to be accepted.
Mr. Egun's vord is of uo importance
or value even his supporter unless
he can substantiate it, and until 1'0 has
proved beyond doubt that my chargos are
tulse he is neither cleared nor crhonorated
iy regard to the expenditure of the Land
League funds. Flokkkuk Disik,"
A DOOMED WOMAN.
Tho Flrwt Female Prisoner Executed
In New England to llo Hung
Boston, March 28. A special from Windsor,
Vt., states that Mrs. Mcaker, who is to
be hanged on Friday, realizes the certainty
of hor doom. She knits nnd sows all the
timo, is strictly guarded by an officer,
but keeps her own counsel, and 1b anxious
to see tho gallows before she goes out
for tho last time. She says she will walk
alone, for her conscience is clear, and adds
iniu uur murderers win repent soiuu uuy.
She evinces no sorrow for her past deeds,
and has no desiro for religious consolation.
Being very deaf, it is extremely hard to
converse with her, and to-day sho was
camly and buBily at work. She has not yet
seen iicr son Almon, who is at work making
shops, and who sceniB to manifest no anxiety
for his mother or her fearful doom.
Sho i strong and muscular, and gains in
tlesh daily, and it is thought that sho will
go through tho ordeal with tho samo fortitude
as men havo done. This being the
fust woman executed in New England,
much' interest is felt to see how sho will go
thiough tho scene, and many applications
have been mado to see the execution, which
will bo conduoted as privately as the law
demands. Sheriff Amsdcn will perform
the sad duty. Tho wretched woniau is
loi years old.
Each Marries a Doctor.
Nkw York, March Francis M.
Nye saw the name of Dr. Frances A. Nye,
uf Harlem, in the Mcdloar Register about a
year ago. Thinking sho might be a, relative,
he obtained an introduction to her. A
comparison of family histories repealed that
they were not. related.. A year's acquaintance
proved that the colncidenoeof, names
and professions was also united-with a coincidence
of dispositions, A few evenings
siuoe, at tho residenca of the Ilev, S. II.
Virgin of the Congregational Church of the
I'ilgrlms in Harlem, Miss Francos A. Nye
became Mrs, Frances M. Nye. The llev.
Ur. Virgin performed the coremony, which
was followed by a reception, after which
the couple went to the bride's residence,
215 Lust 125th strcot. Mrs. Nye is one of
tho best known physioinns and surgeons in
llnrlcm, and bus a practice in other parts
f the city. She was graduated from the
Now England Female Medical College in
1871. Her family resides in Canandaigua.
Her luishand is a praptising physician. He
:oines from tho West.
WouonN, Mass., March 28. MIbs Mary
Connolly, tho insane person at the alms
house, still continues her fasting, this
being her twenty-ninth day. Sunday she
went down stairs twice, and shows no sign
Bf weakness. It is now (en days since she
ate anything. The case it a.puxzle to the
physicians, and ehe ia watched with considerable
IN A PECK OF TROUBLE
A rolishcd Cincinnati lady
Marries a Reputed Banker
Who Iitvt'H With Hor a 3ny, Appro
prlates Iicr Jewelry nnd Dcciuupa. A
Milwaukee, March 28. About three
months since Nellie Carleton mado her
in Milwaukee, engaging apartments
in a privato house in Wisconsin street,
and taking her meals at a down town
restaurant. To the lady from whom she
rented her room Lshe gave tho best of
testimonials of good character, and this,
coupled frith the factj that sho was of an
unusually pleasing appoaranco, highly ed
ucated in French, German and music, and
was supplied with a valuable wardrobe,
led tho -proprietor of tho rooms to suppose
her tenant was a lady in tho fullest sense
of the term. Sho came from Cincinnati,
sho said, where her parents residod, her
father being tho senior member of a well
knov.n wholesale firm of that city, A day
or two ago sho met a stranger, and visiting
a Magistrate's office thoy woro at once
married. At her boarding place the youag
woman introduced the gentleman, as Geo.
W. Bixby, of Cincinnati, as her husband.
The morning following he left his bride to
call at a bank, as ho asserted, promising te
return in a half hour, and up to the present
time has not been seen. His wife
claims that ho took; with him a quantity of
valuable jewelry which bolongcd to her,
and which ho has as yet failed to return.
Your reporter called" to 'see
the young woman and was ushered
into7 the presence of a slender, graceful,
young lady, apparently' nineteen years of
age, having largo black eyes and a dark,
complexion. In reply" to a question, the
lady said sho was Mrs. Bixby. "My
home is. in Cincinnati," she continued,
when pressed for her history, ',' where, y
father in- in thodry goodB,buanca.8ome
four months ago my father married; hia
housekeeper and 'with this my trouble
began. Suffice it to say I left my
home when absolutely compelled to
by the overbearing conduct of my stepmother.
I came West, stopping at Chicago.
On the way I became acquainted nkh
Mr. Bixby, who was "very kind to me He
introduced himself as a banker doing business
in Chicago, and was attentive and
gentlemanly, ifo called on me twico dur
ing my stay, there. Then I canie, to Milwaukee,
and did not see him again until
lust Wednesday, when we met near the
postoflice. He asked mc to be his wife,aud
1 very foolishly consented, and now 1 ntUnt
sutFer. the consequences."
Tho young woman is in n peck of trouble,
and says sho will apply lor a divoicu tomorrow,
and then return to her home in
I J HERE THEY AUK.
A Willing; DoNt Anxious to lit-
on tho Alter or Thor
Wasuikutox, March 28. A host of patriotic
gentlemen have come to the foro and
ollered to serve as Postmaster Ccucial. It
is cry evident thaf. the President will ha
no difficulty in securing a man for tlm
place, as the following list of candidates
will show: S.J. Kirkwood, of Iowa; II. H.
Bingham, Pennsyhnuiu; U.S. Noal.O.; lien.
ltuitcrworth,,0.; John Paul, Virginia; .1
O. Burrows, Michigan; K. T. V tinhorn, Missouri:
C. J. Filluy, Mifsouri; Horace F.
I'ii ge, California; John C. Now, Indiuuii;
John II. Mitchell, Oregon; C. H. Joyce,
Vermont; George M. Uobcson, New Jersey;
11. W. Harris, Massachusetts; Goo. C,
; Thomas W. Ferry Michigan;
Mark II. Donnelly, Minnesota; Thus. B.
Keogh, North Carolina ; J.A.J. Cresswcll,
Maryland; S. B. Conover, Florida; W. E.
Flanagan, Texas. The strong men are led
by Hat ton. Then follows Now, Bntterwoith,
and Van Horn, the latter being tho veteran
editor of the Kansas City Journal, the
leading Republican newspaper of that section
of tho country, and for whoso selection
a brave struggle will be made' by
There is a rurnor around town tonight
that the President intends to reorganize
the Cabinet when ho selects a
and that Secretary Folgor,
a whom, it. is. known, is desirious on leaving
the Cnbinet, will go out, nnd that
Attorney General Brewster will bo requested
Caught In tho Tolls,
Louisville, Kr., March 28. Young E,
Allison, managing editor of tho Commercial,
formerly of tho and
Miss Mnggio Y. Allison, daughter of Gcorgo
Q, Allison, cashier of tho Second National
Bank, were married last evening at St.
Andrews' Churoh by tho rootor, tho Rey. A.
M. Shields. 'A largo number of friends of
both parties woro present. Tho ceremony
was followed by a quiet reception at tho
homo of tho brido's family, after whioh the
bridal party took a train for Now Orleans.
Washington, March Lawrence,
Comptroller of the Treasury, s, at
irork upon an opinion of tho Ochiltree
lalary problem.! Ochiltree, says ho will get
lis salary, every cent of it, as long as he
Is a Representative, or lie will make the
treasury Departmea. howl during bis
The Man and Mm
L?rcr, KcturnliiK to theftacno of Ilia
Cincinnati, March 28. Dctoctlvo John
T. Norris, of Springfiold, Ohio, arrived in
this city at 7 o'clock this morning withLou
Hank, the famous throe-card monto man,
who is wanted at Delaware, Ohio, for murder.
Lou Hauk is ono of the most noted criminals
this country has ever produced. He
is known not only in every Stato in tho
Union, but all over tho world, andjhas justly
acquired tho titlo of "The Three-card
Hauk is thirty-six years old, and in
is a prepossessing man. Ha is
about five feet eight inches in height, of
dark complexion, with black hnir and dark
gray eyes. His cyea are very romarkablo,
being piercing and searching, and s'eoming
to read every thought in tho soul of his interlocutor.
Ho has tho reputation of being
tho best short-card player in tho United
States, and especially clever in tho throe-card
His wholo career has boon that ot a
gambler, and during tho courso of his
operations throughout the country it is
known that he killed two men. Tho murder
for whioh Hauk is wanted in this State
was committed over five years ago. j
lIHclilevoiM Pronanclaracntos CI
ted Among tho Lower Classes That
Are Liable to Work Harm.
London, March 28. Pronunciamentos
are being circulated throughout Russia
which are causing great alarm among, the
upper classes. Tho petitions aro scattered
broadcast among tho lower classes,
and have exerted already so much influence
that genuine alarm is felt by tho Government,
whioh is in fear of a general
The Socialists are, aiming, at-concerted
action of all disaffcoted elements.
One proclamation calls for the pillage ol
all nobles, usurers and Jews during the
Easter holiday festivities, which will begin
a fortnight- hence' and lost for a week,
when the laboring classes, are idle, and n
good deal of drinking is indulged in.
Deputations of nobles have already demanded
th.t the Government shoulU protect
DukeV Neat to ho Declared "Vacant.
IlAunisnuno, March 28. Tho committee
intrusted with tho investigation of Dukea
title to a seat in the house had a meeting
this afternoon. State Treasurer Bailey
handed to tho committee .the, letters produced
nt tho trial of Dukes. He said lit
had a letter in his possession written by
Dukes to Cnptnin Nutt, whioh hud not
been published, but the family did not. desire
to have it made public. He would furnish
it to the cominittco with the understanding
that its contents should be repeated
to no person. It is hinted that tht
letter reflects more severely on the character
of Miss Nutt than the published letters
Thoie is no doubt that Dukes' .'eat will b
declared vacant within a few days,
whether he makes his appcaiauee or not
lii,liiK" the I'lilUlor.
Nkw Yoiik, March 28. An enterprising
reporter went mound to-day to all the
florists, and livery
stables in this -city in older to
about what tho Vunderhilt bull cost,
llo found that tho guexts alone spent about
$llifi,()0l). Tho total items were us
follows: Costuini". !?lfo,V;i(); $1 1,-000:
carriages, i? 1.000. ami hair dressing,
1,000; making in all, tfl7l,7oO.
tho extia expeudituio of tho ho.t
and hostess for supper, wine, and extra attendance
at 25,001). tho wholo cost of the
ball is estimated nt n 0.1 200,000. This
is not guess-work, us it is mado up of the
estimates of n host of tradespeople, each of
whom calculated his own leceipts, nnd the
items were then added up to muko u totnL
The ar ltoute Trial.
Washington, March 28. Tho uction ol
the Grand Jury yostorday in presenting
Brady and Price anow, nnd imiluding that
eminent political light, Wm. Pitt Kellogg,
of Louisiana, was not a surprise to any one
here, as the prosecution have loft no stone
unturned to accomplish this result. Tho
general opinion heto is that their fate will
depend lurgoly on U10 outcome of this trial,
nnd trfu feeling is much more favorable to
the defenso now than at any provious
time Binoo its institution. This is largoly
due to tho fact that tho defendants have
gono on tho stand, and to the courage and
candor displayed by Gonernl Brady during
London, March 28. It is wonderful how
most of tho American land companies recently
established with British capital
pay. Threo whoso officos aro under ont
roof in London, pays, one of them, 12 pet
cent, to tho shareholders, while tho othor
two pay 16 per cent. The younger of the
thrco has an immense tract of land, acquired
on astoundingly easy terms, to dis
poso of, or use for cattlo raising. Tho man
of whom the company bought a large portion
of tho land went out a few, years ago
with $30,000. no sold his estate to the
company for $750,000, after living out of
it during his ocoupanoy. Ho was engaged
largely in cattle raising