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THE EVENING BULLETIN
maysvUjLe, ky., Monday, august 10, isog.
AUGUST'S FATAL SOU.
Intense Heat Brings Death or
Insanity to Many.
NEW YORK'S LIST OP VICTIMS.
Continued Uigh Temperature Throughout
the Country Has Exceeded tho Record of
Many Yean Fatalities and Doubtful
Prostrations Are Reported From Many
rolnts Drouth Broken at Little Itock,
New York, Aug. 10. Fifty persons
died in tho Greater New York district
as a result of tho extreme hot weather.
Over 100 cases of prostrations have been
reported in tho territory embracing New
York city, Brooklyn and Staten Island.
A number of theso cases tho physicians
believe will prove fatal.
In New York city alono 40 persons
are known to have perished becauso of
tho extreme hieh temperature. Tho
list of persons who suffered from sun
stroke and who aro now at their homes
or at tho hospitals in chargo of tho phy
sicians will reach 70.
The sixth day of tho death-dealing
weather did not reach by ono degree tho
maximum temperaturo of several of tho
preceding days, tho highest point
touched by the official mercury being 01
degrees. Many thermometers, how
over, not so fortunately located, showed
a range from 97 to 105 degrees. At 11
o'clock last night there was a hoavy
locul storm and tho temperaturo dropped
5 degrees in about as many minutes.
The wind blew 40 miles an hour dur
ing this storm. The storm 6eemed to
have little effect upon tho general condi
tions and soon after it ceased tho mer
cury commenced to rise ouco moro.
A number of fatal cases of sunstroke
have been reported from Brooklyn,
Niles Fallon, aged 35, died yesterday
morning, the result of prostration, duo
to intense heat.
Daniel Skelley was found dead in his
room in Hudson street. His death is
said to havo been duo to heat exhaus
tion. Martin J. Ruth, aged 82, died at his
homo before an ambulance called to
removo him to a hospital could reach
Henry J. Clinton, aged 52, was at
tending a meeting of the Holy Namo
society, when ho was overcomo by tho
heat and fell from his chair and died.
John Arnold, Andrew Debos, Edward
Dooley, John Kelleher and Charles Mc
Calley, Brooklyn citizens, died yester
day. Ten persons prostrated by tho heat
have been reported. Somo of them may
John Page, 28 years old.
Christian Tomwarden, 43 years.
William Langbein, 40 years.
Ethel Moore, 4 months.
William Gross, 7 months.
William Connelly, 25 years.
Edward Corcoran, 40 years.
T. Finley. 32 years.
Michael Sheehan, 34 years.
Louis McGrath, 04 years.
Daniel Hurley, 30 years.
Bridget Kelley, 51 years.
Martin Dooley, 35 years. ' i
John Monrahan, 35 years.
Mary McCan, 50 years.
Mary Slovin, 55 years.
John Boehu, 87 years.
John Farrell, 04 years.
Michael Buckloy, 25 years.
David Atwater, 48 years.
Walter Aterrit, 89 years.
Charles Memoire, aged 75.
Mrs. Mary Skruvey, 00.
James Karr, 53.
Thomas Ryan, 30.
Antonio Hamel, 47.
Mrs. Mary Foley, 45. ;'.
Adam Welch, 40.
John Gleason, 19 months.
Mrs. Mary Smith, 80.
Two unknown men.
Chicago, Aug. 10. Again yesterday
the sun scorched this city aud tho rec
ords of deaths and prostrations will ap
proach those of Friday, Tho fatal cases
of sunstroke up to 10 o'clock numbered
6ix, whilo sovoral othors were not ex
pected to live. Tho prostrations of not
a very serious character woro over 30.
Many people were mentally affected,
and on ono of tho bridges tho polico had
a hard struggle with a Swedo of giant
strength, who attempted to throw peo
ple into tho river. Tho hoat had made
him crazy. Tho temperature indicated
mauy peculiarities during tho day. Tho
lowest point marked was 70 degrees at
11 p'plock, aud tho mercury remained
almost stationary at that figure until 2
o'clock. At 3 o'clock it jumped to 80
and at 5 o'clock it was 93, tho highest
mark touched. While tho highest point
was nvo degrees less tnan that or .Fri
day, tho peoplo suffered lust as much
and the fatalities show that tho heat
was equally dangerous to life.
Charles Bucstcdt, bartender.
Mrs. Mary Joyco.
.Vincent Sledsky, tailor.
John Valosbloth, laborer.
ITour unknow men.
terrrsDUBO, An. lOThomas, Ed-
wards, a city employe, died at the South
Side hospital at 1 a. m. Sunday in ter
rible agony as a result of sunstroke.
Edwards' death makes two fatalities
during the week. Within tho same
period there were four prostrations.
The thunderstorm last evening was a
happy relief from as hot a day as this
summer has produced. For tho second
timo tho the thermometer registered 03
degrees, tho first timo being last Thurs
Had it not been Sunday, when most
men wero idle, many heat prostrations
must havo resulted. No case of sun
stroke waa reported during the after
noon. From 7 to 8 o'clock there was a fall of
18 degrees in tho temperaturo. At th?
eamo timo tho barometer rose rapidly,
tho atmopphere became puro anil brac
ing and tho spirits of humanity rose.
Cleveland, Aug. 10. Tho heat was
intense hero yesterday. At 7 o'clock in
the morning tho mercury stood at 80, at
2 p. m. it had risen to 93 aud at 7 last
evening it was still at 88. Threo pros
trations wero reported. The victims
wero Robort Fitzgerald of 20 Wales
street, aged 80 years, who is dead; Frank
Bragna of Broadway, who is unconsci
ous and will die, and William Kaiser of
Champlain street, aged 37, who is un
conscious, but may recover. Fitzgerald
aud Bragna woro employed in a blast
furnaco when strcikou.
During dress parade at tho national
guard encampment in tho afternoon, 50
militiamen wero prostrated by tho heat.
All tho men will recover.
Littlc Rock, Aug. 10. Tho long
continued drouth in this immediate
vicinity was broken by a light rain Sun
day afternoon. Tho temperature, which
for tho past 10 days has ranged above
tho 100 mark, fell to 74 and the indica
tions aro that there will be moro rain
During the past week tho weather has
been tho hottest over known hero since
the establishment of tho local weather
bureau, tho temperaturo in the Littlo
Rock district averaging tho highest in
tho United States. Twelve or 15 falali
ties of prostration have occurred.
Boston, Aug. 10. After a week in
which tho east wind played a promi
nent part in keeping down tho heat,
Boston was treated to scorching day.
Tho day was tho most uncomfortable
this summer. Tho thermomotcr which
at dawn was at 70, rose rapidly until
8 o'clock who it touched 92, aud for two
hours remained abovo 00. Tho heat is
till oppressive and is severely felt in
the crowded tenement districts in tho
north and west ends of tho city. But
few prostrations aro reported by tho po
lico. At Milwaukee.
Milwaukee, Aug. 10. Ninoty was
the highest point touched by tho mor
cery Sunday, a heavy rain lowering the
temperaturo several degrees aud causing
a break in tho ilvo days of hottest
weather Milwaukee has experienced
since 1872. No prostrations or deaths
wero reported. During tho week tho
death .rate in the city has moro than
doubled, owiu3, physicians say, to tho
extremo heat. Fatal cases of sunstroke
in tho city aud vicinity number eight to
Newark, JT. J., Aug. 10. Tho hoat
yesterday was responsible for tho death
of three persons in this city, Charles
Zahn, Joseph Ostreiter and "Joe," a
German laborer employed in Haucks
brewery. Half a dozen cases of serious
prostration was also reported.
Mrs. Mury Habel. aged 45, died in
Jersey City yesterday of heat prostra
tion,. Ten additional cases of sunstroke,
some of which may provo fatal, was re
ported to tho polico.
Baltimore, Aug. 10. Tho heat horo
yesterday was well nigh unbearable.
Tho maximum was reached between 4
and 5 p. in., 07 degrees being registered. I
wuiiii. h cfi unn w v,
10 fatalities and over SO
Washington, Aug. 10. Threo deaths
from heal occurred hero yesterday, mak
ing tho death list six sinco tho present
hot spell began. Asido from tho fatali
ties there wero many prostrations. Tho
maximum temperaturo for tho day
Nearly 100 in the Shade.
Springfield, Mass., Aug. 10. Yes
terday was tho hottest in this city for
several days. Tho thermometer regis
08 degress in tho 6hado. In Holvoko it
was 08 at noon and had fallen 8 degrees
by 8 o'clock p. in.
Succumbed at Noon.
Memphis, Aug, 10. Tho warm wave
continues here. There was ono fatal
prostration from tho intense heat yester
day. John T. Bishop, manager of a
heading establishment, succumbed at
noon and died two hours later.
Died on Duty,
San Antonio, Tex., Aug. 10. John
Kuefner, inspector of sewer works, died
yesterday from the effects of tho heat,
Kuefner fell down whilo on duty in tho
open sun, tho thermometer registering
80 in tho shado.
Philadelphia, Afcg. 10. There wero
18 deaths and 30 prostrations from heat
in this oity yesterday. It was the hot
test day this year, the thermomoters
registering 06.2 aU:30.
Spain's Army Comes to Grief
Near Bayamo and Santiago.
H0LGUIN BESEIGED BY AMAZONS.
Over r00 Spanish Soldiers Either Killed,
Wounded or Misting Two Hundred
Spanish Volunteers at Mauzanlllo Desert
and Join the Insurgents Gun and Am
Key West, Aug. 10. In a great bat
tlo fought near Bayamo, province of
Santiago do Cuba, the Spaniards were
overwhelmingly defeated, sustaining a
loss of over 500 killed, wounded or miss
ing. Advices received from Havana last
night state that tho battlo occurred on
Aug. 3, but tho Spanish authorities havo
given orders to suppress all details of
tho disaster. It seems that Rabi, tho
Cuban chief , with 1,800 men, was en
camped near Bayamo. Several convoys
of provisions aud ammunition for tho
Spanish garrkon in Bayamo wero takon
by Rabi's forces, and tho Cubans finally
became so aggicssivo that Colonel Sigura
determined to disperso them with 2,000
Spaniards. Colonel Sigura marched
against Rabi on Aug. 2. Tho column
was provided with several Howitzer and
On Aug. 3 tho Spaniards approached
tho Cubaus, who were strongly en
trenched, aud immediately gave battle.
Sigura led his men repeatedly against
the Cubans, but tho latter, protected by
their entrenchments, poured in a deadly
fire and easily drove back tho Span
iards. When tho Spaniards woro fall
ing back after tho last chargo in great
confusion Rabi ordered his men to ad
vance, throwing aside their guns. Aft
er tiring tho last volley the Cubans
dashed upon tho broken Spanish column
with tho machete. Tho charge of tho
Cubaus swept everything before it, and
tho Spanish fled in uttor rout.
Tho Spaniards wero pursued almost
to Bayamo, and reached tho city com
pletely exhausted. Tho Cubans did
fearful execution with tho machete.
From thoir camp almost to Bayamo tho
routo was marked by Spaniards with
heads cloven or arms lopped off.
Tho Spanish loss in killed is esti
mated at about 200, whilo over 300 woro
Tho Spaniards also lost thoir moun
tain howitzers and Gatling guns, bo
sides rifles aud ammunition.
Tho Spanish authorities in Havana
havo boen informed that tho citv of
Holguin is besieged by Cubaus, and that
tho garrison can not hold out much
Irene Munoz and her company of
Amazons form a part of the besieging
forces. Tho Spaniards have made sev
eral desperate sorties, but wero driven
back. The Amazons took part in these
engagements ana fought gallantly.
At Manzauillo Major Roblijo and
Captain Rovontos of tho Spanish volun
teers havo been arrested by order of
Captain General Weyler, who claims ho
has ovideuco tho officers have been in
correspondence with Gomez and were
preparing to betray tho city and Span
ish garrison to tho Cubans. Sinco tho
arrests nearly 200 Spanish volunteers at
Manzauillo havo deserted and joiued tho
insurgents. Roblijo and Roventos will
bo courtmartialed. Tho men aro mem
bers of powerful families, and if they
aro shot it is predicted that thoir rela
tives will fan tho flames of revolt against
Spain in eastern Cuba.
Sustain Another Crushing
New York, Aug. 10. Passengers ar
riving by tho Niagara report that tho
Spanish troops suffered a crushing de
feat in tho battle fought near Santiago
on Tuesday, July 28. The Spaniards
wero ordered to attaok the insurgonts
and threo bodies wero ordered to leave
Mwt99n' ,i w,u ,. u i!!J
respectively, and to march on thoiusur-
gents, who wero supposed to bo a short
distanco from tho citv of Santiago. On
tho approach of tho first Spanish column
tho news was brought to the insurgents
that tho army was approaching. Gen
erals Gomez and Garcia immediately
gathered their troops and succeeded in
engaging each column beforo thoy could
effoct a juncture. Tho Spaniards met
a crushing defeat, leaviug numerous
dead and wounded on the battlefield.
The hospitals aud private houses at San
tiago wero reported filled with wouuded
LEAPED FROM A SCYTHE.
Llchtulnff Struck Robert Donclust and
OnnviLLE, O., Aug. 10. Robert Doug
lass was struck by lightning at his homo,
threo miles southeast of hero, and ho
now lies in a precarious condition. Ho
was in tho lano near his homo, when his
wife said: "You had better como in, or
tho lightning might strike you." Ho
said; "I guess not." No sooner had ho
spoken than ho fell to tho ground. Ho
has lost his sight, and his life is in dan
der, Tho bolt struck tho blade of a
soytho which ho held. It burned a holo
in tho crown of his hat, burned his hair
off and mado a out down his head and
neck to his shoulder.
Chattanooga, Aug. 10, A private
message from Robbins, Tenn., says that
two men wero shot and killed thoro last
night. It teems that they were riding
on a Cincinnati Southern train, rind got
into a difficulty with women. THo con
ductor and entire c?ew were placed wi
der arr&t, it in r&orted.
Friends of Labor Are Itequcted to Ob
servo Legal Holiday.
Columbus, O., Aug. 10. Governor
Buehncll Saturday issued tho follow
ing: Labor day proclamation Tho first Mon
day in September linving been designated
by legislative enactment, and by common
custom, as a day to bo devoted to such ex
ercises and recreation as will further
honor and profit labor, and alo direct
special attention to tho masses who con
stitute one of the very strongest siuuws of
Theiefore, I, Asa S. Bushnell, governor
of the stutc of Ohio, do hereby remind all
that Monday, Sept. 7, is, according to law,
to bo observed as Labor day, and, In re
cognition of tho eminent propriety of u
holiday which will benefit tho laboring
men aud women and their children, I sug
gest that thcro boo general observance of
tho occasion as possible, to the end that
tho lesson taught by honest labor may
sink more deeply into tho hearts of all.
In testimony whereof I havo hereunto
subscribed my name and caused tho great
seal of tho state of Ohio to bo alllxcd, at
Columbus, tho 8th day of August, in tho
year of Our Lord ono thousand eight hun
dred aud ninety-six, and in tho hundred
and twenty-first year of tho independeuco
of tho United States of America.
Asa S. Bushnell, Governor.
Meet In Conference and Talk of Missionary
LitioxiEH, Ind., Aug. 10. Tho fourth
annual convention of tho Woman's Mis
sionary society of tho Indiaria confer
ence branch of tho Evangelical church
convened at Syracuse Saturday. Tho
convention was formally opened by
President Mrs. S. H. Baumgarten of
Fort Wayno. A business session fol
lowed. Tlio reports of tho officers of
tho body showed tho past year to havo
been ono of material progress. Mrs.
Nadiug of Logansport gavo an address
pertinent to tho work of women in tho
church. Mrs. E. P. Killmot of Dayton,
O., spoko on tho themo, "What is tho
Present Condition of the Missionary
Mrs. William Class of Dayton dis
cussed "How Can Wo Most Effectually
Enlist tho Co-operation of Children in
Missionary Work?" D. Blanche Kelley
of Elkhart antly compared tho mission
ary zeal of Paul with the work of mis
sions today. Mrs. S. S. Albert and
Lucy Holdman of Elkhart presented pa
pers on systematic giving. The address
of Mrs. E. M. Spreug of Clovelaud
closed tho convention.
Funds of Danlffan aud Woonsocket slubber
Providence. Aug. 10. Attachments
wero levied Saturday on tho funds of
tho Woonsocket Rubber company in tho
hands of tho Rhodo Island Hospital
Trust company, tho Industrial Tru6t
company aud tho Merchants' National
bank of this city. Tho attachments
wero mado at the instanco of Joseph
Banigau, lato president of tho United
States Rubber company, who brings suit
against tho woousocKot itubuer com
pany to recover on a $100,000 note held
by him. Subsequently a writ of attach
ment in a suit for $500,000, brought by
tho Woonsocket Rubber company
against Joseph Banigau, lately its presi
dent, and also formerly president of the
United States Rubber company, was is
sued. Tho action is brought for alleged dobts.
Levy has been mado on all of Mr. Bani
gan's real estate in this vicinity and also
on his fuuda in banks here.
Remarkable Itascuo of One Man, Who
Swam Nearly a Mile.
Detroit, Aug. 10. A hoavy wind
and thunderstorm swept over tho city
last evening resulting in tho drowning
of at least threo men in tho Detroit
river, aud several yachtsmen had ex
tremely narrow escapo after tho capsiz
ing of their craft. Two othors were
drowned during the afternoon from
Neil R. Powers was rescued after
swimming nearly a mile from a capsized
boat. Jeff Judd and a stranger, who
were with Powers, wero drowned. Tho
capsizing of the boat, tho Caussalr,
caused tho drowning of Frank Hughes,
the others of the crow woro rosoued.
William J, Thiomer was drowned from
the yacht Alberta yesterday afternoon.
The harbor master and other searchers
for Thiemer's body woro later capsized,
and saved only after a long struggle.
JF1U Is Willing.
New York, Aug. 10. Bob Fitzsim
mous, in a letter to a friend, statos that
a representative of his will meet Tom
Sharkey and his manager on thoir ar
rival hero and endeavor to arrange for a
four-round contest in Madison Square
Garden beforo Sept. 1. Fitzsimmons
says that if Sharkoy will givo him tho
opportunity ho will undertako to do
what Oorbott failed to do.
Thousands of Acres of Grain Burned.
Perry, O. T., Aug. 10. Prairio fires
aro ragiug in tho Commancho Indian
country southwest of horo. Thousands
of acres of grain have been swept by
tho flames, which aro aided by tho dry
condition of vegetation. Tho fires fo)
low a siego of hot winds which have
parched vegetation and caused cattlo to
suffer. Tho thermometer has registered
iURBOURVILLB, Ky., Aug. 10. Par
ties just arrived from Stinking creek
eight miles from here, report thut u
Pennsylvania oil company that is drill
ing a well at that place struck a fine
flnw of oiL
THREE ARE LYNCHED
Italian Murderers Swing From
tho Rafters of a Shed.
ALL WERE KILLED FOR MURDER.
One of the Men, Lorenzo Saladino, Foully
Assassinated Jule Gueymard Last
Thursday Night and tho Other Two
Wero Duceluo Sorcoro and Angelo Mnr
cuao, Who Murdered an Old Spaniard.
IlAHNViixn,La., Aug. 10. There was
a triple lynching iu this town just be
foro midnight and yesterday tho bodies
of three Italian murderers were found
swinging from tho rafters of a shed
near the courthouse Ono of tho men
is Lorenzo Saladino, who so foully as
sassinated Jules Gueymard, at Free
town, last Tuesday night, and tho other
two wero Deceino Sorcoro and Angelo
Marcuso, who murdered an old Span
iard on tho Ashton plantation, near
Boutte station, some time ago.
Ever since the murder of Gueymard
this parish has Icon in a fever heat of
excitement over the affair and even on
tho first night after tho murder it was
with great difficulty that Sheriff Ory
prevented the lynching of Saladino.
He spirited him away in the woods and
kept him there over night and the next
day took him to tho uew jail in Hahu
ville. In tho meantime tho evidence
grow against Saladino and feeling cor
respondingly grew in intensity.
About 11:80 last night, tho mob which
had concentrated on tho outskirts of
tho town, began to move on tho jail.
They captured tho old negro guard aud
by vigorous uso of axes, with which
they wero well supplied, soon demol
ished tho jail and cell doors and took
tho prisoners out and executed them.
Lorenzo Saladino was charged with
tho murder of Jules Gueymard, ono of
tho prominent planters and merchants
of that section. Tho murder occurred
on Tuesday night at Freetown, in St.
Charles parish, just a short distanco
from tho river bank. Mr. Gueymard
was on tho gallery with several friends
playing cards while waiting the arrival
of a boat with somo freight. When tho
whistle of tho boat blew, Mr. Gueymard
arose to go to meet her, and as soon
as ho was a few feet away from his
purty a shot was fired. It was from a
shotgun loaded with all sorts of missiles
aud tho load struck him full in tho
throat, almost tearing his head from his
body, killing him instantly, besides
wounding Mr. Robert Espenard, a New
Orleans engineer, in tho arm.
Search lor tho murderer was made,
but ho was not found.
Tho shot was fired from behind a tree
at tho edgo of tho road and tho assassin
escaped through tho thick growth.
Suspicion pointed to the Sicilian, who
bears a bad character. Ho had threat
ened Mr. Gueyinard's life because tho
latter testified against him in a suit
brought becauso Saladino endeavored to
defraud Now Orleans creditors. A visit
to his house revealed his shotgun which
ho said had not been fired in threo
months. Ono barrel was found freshly
discharged. Whilo ho was not told of
tho chargo against him, ho disclaimed
the killing. Later on, an old Italian
woman, arrested at his place, confessed
that Saladino, when ho returned homo
that night, said: "I got him."
Saladino would havo been lynched
that night but for Sheriff Orey, who hid
his prisoner in tho woods.
Tho crime for which tho two other
Italians wero hung was tho wanton and
cowardly murder of an old Spaniard on
tho Ashton plantation near Boutte sta
tion. The incontivo to tho crimo in this
instance was that tho old Spaniard was
their rival in tho business of gathering
moss. They had frequently threatened
his lif o.
A Gang of Successful bwludlem ut
Chicago, Aug. 10. Tho civic federa
tion has unearthed one of tho most
gigantic swindling schemes 6inco tho
days of Fund W. With tho co-operation
of tho postal inspectors tho gang has
been run down. During tho past year,
on tho conservative estimate of John
Hill, Jr., of tho board of trade aud chair
man of tho civio federation's gambling
committeo, it secured by its swindling
Tho gang was composed of W. H. Mc
Oluro, James F. McOlure, Dr. James
Craig, William A. Thomas, John I. Tol
man. Thomas and James McOluro and Tol
mau aro under arrost. W. H. McCluro
and Dr. Craig aro in New York, aud a
telegram from thero was received an
nouncing that tho men had been located
and their arrest was but a question of a
Tho gang has been operating in tho
commission business. They have douo
business under tho following names aud
firm titles: Craig & Company, Pattisou
& Company, Thomas & Company, John
I. Tolman & Company, American com
mission company, Prico & Company, J.
E. Morgan & Company, La Bollo Min
ing and Milling company.
CniCAQO, Aug. 1 0. Steamer Bloomer
Girl, bound from Whitefish bay for Mil
waukee, it is rumored, was lost last
evening in a atorm which raged off tho
latter placo. Sho was duo thero at 11
o'clock and at 2 o'clock hadnotbeeu
heard of. She had an excursion party
of about 200 on board.
Findlay, O., Aug. 10. Tho Taylor
school building was badly damaged by
firo Saturday. Loss, f 5,000. Fully in.
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