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THE EVENING BULLETIN
MAYSVIIiLE, KY., TIIUltSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1892.
NUMBER a 95.
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LAKE VESSEL LOST.
Eighteen People Go Down ii
THE W. H. GILGHER WRECKED
The Ill-Fated Vessel Wn Goal-Laden on I
Voyngo front Buffalo to Milwaukee Tin
Numos of tho Lost Persons Unknown a
Cleveland, Nov. 8. J. CGilchrisI
ono of, the principal owners of th
Bteamor W. H. Gilcher, which is sup
posed to have gone down in Lake Mich
igan, has given tho boat up as lost. Hi
said when seen: "I am now convlncec
that the reason we have not hoard from
the Gilcher is because there is none of th(
crew alive to tell tho tale. There were
eighteen men aboard with Captain L.
. "Weeks, of Vermillion, in command,
is first mate was Captain Ed Porter,
of Lorain; Sydney Jones, of Mnrioi:
City, Mich., was chief engineer. There
was a wheelman named King, who
formerly lived in Vermillion, but has
lately mado his home in Chicago. The
only sailor known by me was a young
man named Thompson, who hailed from
Vermillion. Formerly nearly the en
tire crew were from Vermillion, but
about a month ago Captain Weeks,
while in Buffalo, din charged most of hi;
old men and shipped new sailors, whose
names have never been reported to the
The Gilcher was an iron boat, built
by the Cleveland Ship Building com
pany and put into service a year ago last
May. She was valued at $200,000, and
was insured for $180,000. She had a
cargo of 30.000 tons of coal and was
bound from Buffalo to Milwaukee. She
was last heard from when she passed
Mackinaw Friday. It is the general
supposition hero that she must have
struck upon the South Fox reef during
Friday night and had a hole knocked in
The builders of the Gilcher claim that
the wreckage now being washed ashore
does not tally with any part of the work
on this boat. Her owners are con
vinced, however, that she has gone
down with all on board. She carried a
large metallic life boat and enough
small boats to carry about thirty men.
As far as is known here there were no
passengers on the Gilcher when she left
A CARD FROM THE PRESIDENT.
Grateful for the Kindness Shown During
Ills Recent Trouble
"Washington, Nov. !). The president
has requested the publication of the fol
The expressions of sympathy with me
and our family in our great sorrow from
individuals, from societies, from church
conventions, from public meetings, from
political clubs and committees of all par
ties, and indeed from all our people, have
been so tender und so full of respect and
love for Mrs. Harrison that I reluctantly
abandon the purpose of making a personal
acknowledgement of each. Wo are grate
ful, very grateful for this great cup of
good will and for your prayerful interces
sions. May God give to each of you In
every trial that grace and strength which
you have asked for us.
DRANK POISONED MILK.
A Young Girl Attempt)! Murder nnd Then
Taken Her Own Life.
Columbia, Pa., Nov. 8. John R.
Childs, a married man not reciprocating
tho attentions of young Sarah Haddon,
the latter offered him a glass of milk in
which Bho had placed strychnine at tho
supper table last night. Childs took
two swallows, and noticing a bitter
taste refused to drink it.
Miss Haddon then took tho glass, and,
Baying she would throw tho milk out,
went to another room and swallowed
the potion. She died soon afterwards.
Childs boarded with tho would-be mur
deress' mother. He was made ill by
drinking a portion of the mixture, but
Stranger Fatally Hurt.
Indianapolis, Nov. 8. John Doran,
a stranger, was found uuconscious and
terribly bruised at tho crossing of the
Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton tracks
yesterday, and was taken to the hospi
tal. Ho is believed to be fatally hurt
and is supposed to have fallen from an
incoming train. Beyond the name noth
ing was found upon him by which his
residence can be learned.
llulford nt notne.
Washington. Nov. 8. Mr. E. W.
Halford. private secretary to the presi
dent, left Washington for Indiana yes
terday. He will deliver political
speeches at tho following points in In
diana: Marion, on Thursday; Winne
mao, on Friday; Columbus, on Saturday,
and Rockvillo, on Monday.'
A Seusntloual Humor.
Washington, Nov. 8. Rumors pub
lished in regard to tho supremo court
having arrived at a conclusion in tho
Chicago lako front cases in favor of the
Illinois Central Railroad company, can
bo traced to no authentic sourco, and
are believed to be entirely sensational
Lebanon, Tenn., Nov. 8. Two men
named Lucas and Burgess, charged with
the murder of Oak Sutherland a few
days ago, were tnkon from tho jail hero
last night by a masked mob and hanged
to trees. Their bodies were aftorward
riddled with bullets.
Big SeUure of Opium.
San Francisco, Nov. 8, CuBtoms
officers mado asoizure yesterday of 1,040
tins of, opium, valued at $10,400, on the
steamer Oregon from Portland.1 The
opium was in cases marked playing
Fifth Day of tho Hearing II of ore the
Pittsburg, Nov. 3. The fifth day of
tho lams case opened with Colonel Haw
kins on the witness stand and his cross
examination by Attorney lams was con
tinued. The questions, answers and
arguments proved an interesting analy
sis of military law. During the exam
ination of witness a number of rulings
were made by Judge Porter touching
the authority of military commanders
to inflict summary punishment upon
members of their command for breaches
of discipline which wero considered fa
vorable to the defendants.
In re-direct examination Colonel Haw
kins said the punishment inflicted on
Private lams was in accordance with
Senator Robbins next submitted in
evidence the enlistment papers of Pri
vate M. L. lams.
Robert Herbert, of the Pittsburg Dis
patch, was the next witness called. Mr.
Herbert recited at length and in detail
tho stories of the Homestead trouble as
f leaned from personal observation. Her
ert testified: "The day following tho
Eunishmont on lams, I had a talk" with
im. He was telling his story to a num
ber of newspaper men. Ho spoke of the
treatment he had received at the hands
of Colonel Streator. lams said he would
shoot Streator. I told tho latter what
lams had said. In speaking of General
Snowden, lams Baid, 'I will get oven
with that four-eyed on the
hill.' Once lams said he would get oven
with Streator; afterwards he Baid ho
would kill Colonel Streator."
On cross-examination witness eaid
he had heard Private lams propose three
cheers for the man who shot Frick.
Herbert also stated that tho people of
Homestead were in full sympathy with
tho advisory board.
Sergeant Russoll, of Company K,
Tenth regiment, testified to having re
peated Colonel Streator's orders through
out the camp, and stated that Private
lams was not doing picket duty tho
Wednesday night preceding tho punish
ment. Sergeant Ludwig testified to being in
the guard tent when lams was disci
plined. A question by Attorney Wat
son brought from Judge Portor tho
statement: "A commanding officer, in
time of war, can not take life or limb,
but in time of mutiny, a commander
can kill a man in order to suppress that
mutiny not as a punishment."
Attorney lams Ho can do so at the
time of the mutiny, not four hours
Judge Porter At the time.
Hero court took noon recess.
KILLED BY A MARSHAL.
A Supposed Horso Thief Shoots an Ofllcci
and Is Himself Shot.
Celina, O., Nov. 8. Tho village of
St. Henry, ten miles south of this city,
and in this county, was thrown into a
state of excitement early yesterday
morning by tho killing of a strange
man. Some parties living near ueiieion
taino, who had a horse stolen from them,
were traveling in this direction, looking
for the thief. At Minster they were in
formed of tho route taken by the sup
posed thief, and the marshal, Fred
Dress, and. his deputy were tnoro cm
ploved to assist in running him down.
The suspected parties traveled in a
largo covered wagon, and had worked
as far as St. Henry, and had gone into
camp on tho bank of the Wabash river,
just west of tho village, ,for the night.
Marshal Dress and his deputy camo to
this city, tho othor parties going to
ward Sidney. A trace or the wagon
was found here, and located as above.
Whilo they wero asleep, Marshal Dress
went into the camp anu awatfonou
them, calling to tho man, who gavo his
name as Dean MoVay, and ausworing
the description of the party wanted.
Ho was told to consider himself under
arrest. He took things very coolly, and
acted as though no resistauco would be
Dross called his deputy up, who wont
to ono side of him, and Dress then told
him that he would have to put him in
irons. Still he did not say anything, and
allowed him to place his left hand in tho
iron, but when ho tried to put his right
one in he jerked from him and pulled a
revolver. Dre6S and his deputy, who
were both covering him with revolvers,
bocamo alarmed, and got ready for a
fight. McVay shot at the marshal, but
Then Dross fired his revolver, the bul
let taking effect in McVay's head near
the temple, killing him instantly. Dross,
seeing what ho had done, went to the
justice of the peace, J. G. Beckinan,
and gave himself up, who bound him
over to court in the sum of $3,000. Mc
Vay had a wife and three children with
him, who were left penniless and with
out anything to eat except what was
given thorn by tho officers. MoVay'a
body was taken charge of by the coro
ner, who will investigate. The woman
refuses to give their aoiding place.
Attempted Jnll Delivery.
Lima, O., Nov. 8. About 2 o'clock
yesterday morning Sheriff O'Neill was
awakened by aid of prisoners calling to
him that the prisoners wore breaking
jail, and he got downstairs in time to
Beo three of thorn slido out through u
hole sawed in tho iron bars at ono of the
windows. Thoy were J. M. Williams, a
forger; Edward Hall, a highway robber,
and Joseph Crider; who attempted to
kill Dr. Wethorell at Bluffton, a fow
weeks ago. Thoy wore captured,
Phillipsbuho, O., Nov. 8. Two hun
dred Dunkards who were holding a
meeting here, were rendered dangerous
ly ill by eating soup into which croton
oil had been maliciously poured. Tho
meeting was disbanded.
Three Suspicious Italians.
Chillicothe, O., Nov, 8. Ovor $4,000
In gold and bank notes, watches and
jewelry was found on threo Italians ar
rested hero yesterday on suspicion.
Lieutenant Frederick Schwatka
LAUDANUM THE DRUG USED.
no Wan Cclobrntcd for Ills Arctic Explo.
rntlmiH, Ituvlng lteen In Coinmnnd of
the Expedition Which Went in Search
of Sir .Tohn Franklin.
Portland, Or., Nov. 3. About 5
o'clock yesterday morning Lieutenant
Frederick Schwatka, the famous Arctic
explorer, was picked up on . First Btreet
in an unconscious condition. Beside
him lay a bottle of laudanum. A patrol
wagon was called and the lieutenant
was removed to the polico station, where
he soon died. It was undoubtedly a
case of suicide.
Lieutenant Schwatka had been suffer
ing from a complication of troubles and
had shown symptoms of apoplexy on
numerons occasions. His stomach "had
of recent years given him much troublo,
and for the purpose of finding relief he
used small quantities of laudanum,
usually from ten to twenty drops. Tues
day evening his stomach troublo came
on with such severity that ho com
plained bitterly and sought relief. Ho
went into n drug store and asked for
two ounces of laudanum.
The clerk did not recognizo tho lien
tenant, and asked him if he had a pre
scription. Ho replied he had not, but as
ho was a graduate of Bollevue college
ho could soon write one. Tho clerk re
plied that it was not necessary, and
gave him the drug and registered the
transaction. Ho talked about his ail
ment, but otherwise appeared in excel
The city physician says: "I shall hold
a post mortem examination to discover
tho exact cause of death. It is possible
ho took an overdose of tho drug by mis
take, but I am inclined to behove that
he had an apoplectic stroke. When I
was sent for. I found the lieutenant un
conscious. Tho pupils of his eyes indi
cate that he had taken a narcotic. I am
of tho opinion that had a physician been
called as soon as Lioateuant Schwatka
was discovered his life might have been
The coroner has decided not to hold
an inquest until tomorrow.
Frederick Schwatka was born at Galena,
Ills., Sept. 20, 1849. In 1853 he removed to
Oregon with his parent, and in 1867 ho re
ceived an appointment to the United
States military academy from that state.
Graduating in 1871 he served in the Unitod
States cavalry on garrison and frontier
duty until 1878. He also received a medi
cal degree at Bellevuo hospital college,
New York, a year after ho had been ad
mitted to the bar in Nebraska.
From June, 1878, to September, 1SS0, ho
had command of the Franklin search party
in tho Arctic region, which accomplished
the longest sledgo journey on record 3,2.51
miles, occupying twenty-one months. The
Bearch party discovered and buried many of
the skeletons of Sir John Franklin's party.
Schwatka's second expedition was for the
government in Alaska, along the Yukon
river. HU effects wero carried by about
seventy-flvo Indians across tho mountains,
and a raft was built on which the party
floated down tho river 1,305' miles, tho
longest recorded raft journey. By this ex
pedition the length of the Yukon was
found to bo 2,045 miles, navigable for
In 1SS4 Schwatka resigned the commis
sion of first lieutenant, Third cavalry, and
two years later ho made an expedition for
the New York Times among tho Mount St.
Elias Alps, the chief mountain -being
ascended over 7,000 feet. In I860 he made
an expedition to the northern part of Old
Mexico, practically unexplored on account
of tho presence of tho warlike Apaches.
Many interesting relics of the Aztec civil
zation wero found, and studies made of the
cliff and cave dwellers, of whom Schwatka
estimated there were from 8,000 to 12,000 in
Lieutenant Schwatka received the Ro
quetto Arctic medal from thB Geographi
cal society, of 'Paris, and he was honorary
member of several foreign societies. Ilin
books aro "Along Alaska's Great River,"
"Nimrod in the North" and "Tho Children
of the Cold.
ELECTRIC WIREMEN'S STRIKE.
Uut a Few Out Now but More Will Soou
New York, Nov. 3. Tho strike of
tho electric wiremen'e union against tho
combination is not assuming such largo
proportions as the executivo committee
hold out it would at first. When the
building trades' union offered their as
sistance it was said that work on about
150 buildings in this city would bo sus
pended, and from 10,000 to 20,000 men
thrown out of work.
Thero aro now only about 225 men
idle, and these are all members of tho
wiremen's union. It is tho idea of tho
wiremen's union to keep on calling out
tho union men employed until the com
bination get tired of it and will onco
more submit to tho agreement which
they made last April.
Itobboil to His Own Advantage.
Columbus, O., Nov. 8. Samuel Clark,
of 01 East Front street. Cincinnati,
made a good bit of money by being held
up by a couple of bold highwaymen in
Columbus. The robbors wero Daniel
Ryan and Frank Nelson, both colored,
who laid hands on Clark and took $1
from him, all ho had.' Yesterday, they
wero found guilty of highway robbery,
and Clark was paid $110 as witness and
Took 1'rofosior Soma l'luce.
Washington, Nov, 8. Professor
Francisco Fanciuili was duly installed
yesterday as leader of the Marino band,
In place of Professor Sousa, who has
gone to Chicago. Professor Fanciuili is
a member of tho Now York Press club,
by which ho was highly recommended
far the appointment.
SENSATIONAL MURDER. "
A Sheriff Shoot it Aliirxtml During Politi
Corydon, Ind., Nov. 3. Tho moal
sensational murder in southern Indiana
for several years occurred hero Tuesday
evening. It was duo to political excite
ment. There was a Democratic rally
during the day, addresbed by Claude
Matthews. It is alleged that a nnmbei
of colored men collected in tho outskirts!
of the town, and annoyed tho wagon
loads of Democrats who passed thai
point. This was resented by a band of
young Democrats, and there was con
siderable turmoil. Giddeon Smith was
the town marshal. Despite their polit
ical differences, tho marshal and Sheriff
Claibo Shuck were friends.
During the day Heath appointed i
colored man as deputy, and when tht
sheriff and marshal met in a saloon,
this caused some ill feeling, but it ended
in tho officials drinking together and ex
pressing mutual regard one for the
other. Later, however, tho sheriff and
marshal met near tho court house, while
the sheriff was homeward bound, and ii
is claimed that tho marshal struck the
sheriff with a club, knocking him upon
his knees. Tho shor.lf then used his re
volver, taking caretnl aim and lodging
a bullet in his opponent's bowels. Tho
marshal fell dt ad,
A great crowd collected after the
shooting, and for a timo there wero in
dications of a dangerous riot, but cooloi
counsel prevailed, aud the sheriff was
suffered to proceed to jail, where he
surrendered himself to his jailer as a
prisoner. The murdered man was fifty
years old. Ho had served as town mar
shal for many years. He was a friend
of tho sheriff's, with whom his relations
wore quito intimate. Shuck is thirty,
six years old, and noted for his courage
ous qualities. It is intimated that
whisky had much to do with tho killing.
MET A VIOLENT DEATH.
An Old Lady Futally Iliirued at Hur Own
Brazil, Ind., Nov. 3. Mrs. Susan
Shepherd, ono hundred and three years
old, tho oldest resident in the county,
and probably the oldest person in the
state, after living more than a century,
and still hal and active, mot her death
in a violent manner last night at the
home of her grandson at Bowling
Sho was sitting in a room alone at the
time, when in some manner her cloth
ing caught firo from an open grate, and
in an instant sho was enveloped in
flames. Sho inhaled both smoke and
flame, which stilled her cries, and she
was dead when found. Tho body was
burned to a crisp before anyone know
of the accident. Tho old lady came to
this county when it was still a wilder
ness, and sho has since resided within its
borders. Her children, grandchildren
and great-grandchildren number in the
Attorney General Sillier to Retire.
Chicago, Nov. 3. A dispatch from
Indianapolis says: "Attorney Genoral
W. H. H. Miller will retire from tho
cabinet soon after the election whether
Mr. Harrison is re-elected or not. Ho
has formed a law partnership in this
city, his former home, and will movo
back here about the first of January.
The friends of tho attorney general here
say that official life has never been
congenial to him. Furthermore he feels
that his law practice here will bo much
moro lucrative than the official position.
Mrs. Miller, too, it is said, has never
been content with Washington life.
Now Telephone System.
Laforte, Ind., Nov. 3. The new
tolephono system just completed in this
city nnd known as tho Strowger automa
tic telephone system is now in success
ful operation. The system differs from
tho old in that it does away with tho
"hello" girl and switchboard, theswitch
ing being performed automatically.
Laporte has tho honor of being the first
city in which this system has been in
troduced. Thursday will be known hero
as telephone day and will be celebrated
by tho outortaining of a special train
load of capitalists from Chicago, New
York, San Francisco and Europe.
No One to ills lloscue.
Portland, Ind., Nov. 3. Tho bunko
steerer arrested Monday is etill in jail
unablo to givo tho bond of $4,000. Who
ho is has not yet been established, al
though ho ia the imago of William Gil
lette, an escaped forger from the Winni
peg (Man.) prison. An old man from
near Anderson, who had dropped .$3,600,
came here at noon, but could not identify
tho prisoner. The old fellow would not
givo his name, as ho said he was
ashamed for people to know ho had
been such a fool.
Uxterminntlng n Whole Fmully.
Natchez, Mi6s., Nov. 3. News has
reached hero of the hanging of the son
and daughter of John Hastings, the
negro who wSs jailed here Saturday for
the murdor of Zip Norment, of Cala
houla parish, La. Another son was
killed whilo resisting arrest here at the
timo that Hastings was captured, mak
ing threo of the family who have lost
thoir lives, although nono but the father
was concornod in the murder of Nor
mont. Married an Helremi.
Springfield, O., Nov. 3. Dr, J. H.
McLaughlin perpetrated a hugo surprise
yesterday by announcing his wedding
Tuesday to Miss Emma Mary Wilson, a
Warren county heiress, worth $150,000.
They had been, engaged for a number of
years and would havo been married long
before this but for the brido's devotion
to an invalid relative now deceased.
Three Pioneers Dead.
Scottsduro, Ind., Nov. 8. Threo of
Scott county's oldest residents are doad:
Aunt Mildred A. Mitchell, eighty-four
years old, and a residont of this county
nearly all her life; William Starko,
eighty yeara old, and Wesley Rice,
eighty-flYO. Both men wero residents
of this county all their lives,
Twenty Persons Killed and a
AN EXPRESS MEETS A FREIGHT.
The Wreck Taken Firo and Some of the
Ilodlcd Are Horribly Hurucd Another
KiiRlUh ICnllrond Wrrck Other DU-pntclu-g
London, Nov. 8. An appalling rail
way accident occurred early yestorday
near Thirsk, in Yorkshire, by which
twenty persons wero killed and a large
number injured. The express train
which leaves Edinburgh very ovening
for London was running at full speed as
it approached Thirsk, when ahead of it
appeared n heavily-laden goods train.
Tho engineer of tho express train re
versed his engine and put on tho brakes,
but the momentum of tho hoavy express
was too great and it dashed into tho
goods train, making a most terrible
To add to tho horror tho carriages
caught firo and were destroyed. A large
number of persons from near-by places
were soon nt the scene and did every
thing possible to extricate tho dead and
injured. Tho burning cars greatly
hampered thpir efforts, but had it not
been for th .r bravery the loss of life
would ha e been much greater.
Tho ( t-no at the 'woefc was pitiable.
Some ol tho bod s taken out of tho
deb' ir. had been burned beyond all sem
bhn.u t i humanity. Tho clothing had
bcn U" iroyed and in some caso3 tho
jewelry worn had been melted by tho
intense heat. Thi3 will rendor tho iden
tification of the dead in some cases ex
A wrecking train was dispatched to
the scene as soon as the fact of the dis
aster became known. A number of
physicians wero carried to the wreck
nnd thoy at once devoted themselves
to relieving the sufferings of the in
jured. Among those on board were tho
Maripiis of Tweeddalo, who escaped un
injurod, nnd tho Marquis of Huntly, a
lord in waiting to Queen Victoria, who
was bruised and had a thumb broken.
Among the dead is Captain Duncan Mc
Leod, of the Forty-second Highlanders.
Relief trains have been dispatched to
tho scene of the disaster.
Liverpool, Nov. 3. Many of the peo
plo who wero on the Birkenhead ferry
boat last night when it collided with the
ship Eurydice had hardly got over their
Bcaro on that occasion when thoy met
with another accident that was far morei
Borious in its results. A large number
of these people boarded a train on the
Mersey railway, still talking among
thomsolves of their narrow escape from
drowning. As the train was leaving
tho ferry station it ran into an engine
and was wrecked. Three of the passen
gors wore killed and fifty were injured.
It is thought that some of the injured
will die. Many of tho injured passen
gers refused to continue their journey,
fearing that a further accident might
OUR DENTISTS ABROAD.
Joulouiy of Itlvnlg Lends to tho Imposi
tion of nenvy Fines.
Berlin, Nov. 8. Something of a sen
sation has been caused in American cir
cles hero by tho recent decision of tho
courts imposing heavy fines upon sov
eral American dentists in Germany for
using tho title "doctor."
The American deustists in Germany,
as in other countries of Europe, aro
superior to tho native praotitioners, and
for the past two years nave been largely
patronizod by the higher classes, and in
view of these facts tho statement has
been mado by members of the profes
sion that tho recent action of tho courts
was prompted by jealousy. The only
titles of doctor rocognized in the empire
are "doctor of medicine," "doctor of
law," "doctor of theology" and "doctor
of philosophy." It is held by tho court
that any ono practicing denistry
and using the titlo "doctor." although
ho may possess such a diploma as
"doctor of law" or of "theology," im
plies that hp is a "doctor of medicine,"
thus misleading the public.
Paris, Nov. 3. The yacht Princess
Alice, belonging to tho Princo of Mo
naco, stranded at tho entrance to tho
Toulon harbor during a gale yesterday.
The Prince of Monaco and his wife wero
on board tho yacht. Quito a heavy sea
was running, and it was only with great
difficulty that they wore rescued.
rilt;rimnf;o of llrltlsh Catholics.
London, Nov. 3. Archbishop
Vaughan is making arrangements to
accompany tho pilgrimage of British
Catholics to Romo. The pilgrimage,
which is headed by tho Duke of Nor
folk, is in point of wealth and numbers
the greatest that has left Qreat Britain
in threo centuries.
Twenty Peoplo Trampled to Death.
London, Nov. 8, A dispatch from
Vienna says that a panic occurred in tho
church of the village of Vinagora upon
the raising of a false alarm that tho
tower was collapsing. In tho mad strug
gle to got out twenty-fivo persons wero
trampled to death.
Steamer on Fire.
London, Nov. 8. Tho British steamer
Kllmoro from Brunswick, via Norfolk
for Liverpool, has signalled in passing
Holy Head that tho cargo in her hold is
l'arty Gone to l'lecou.
Jeffersonville, Ind., Nov. 8. Every
man on the Peoplo'e tioket, recently
nominated in this county, has with
drawn, and tho party has gono corn
moldy to nieces hero.