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THE DAILY CAIRO BULLETIN.
CAIRO, ILLINOIS, THURSDAY.; MORNING, MAY 23, 1373.
NEW SUES-NO. 19.
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Cairo ami l'nlar blutl Tliruub aud Way Mall
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Way Mail la llllnola Central. Cairo ami lu
ri'tiue unii Mlaa.aaippi Central Kallroada clunu at
" VS a'y Mull fif Narrow (iauio lhllroad tliwi-a at 8
'l'lro and Kanvlll- Hirer Route deiat-a at ::
p. in. dsi'y I'-xci-pt Friday).
Arrival urnl I)ciu ture of Trains.
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A:tc! t.-al.T. In
Watclit's. CIhi-U Fine Jewelry
Cur. J-'.iirlUli -st. ami W:iliiiii;tiiii Ave.
Watchmaker i' Jeweler
.M). 10 KK.UTII STUKET.
KINK WATCIIWOKK A SI'K.CIAI.TY,
A'l khiiU cf Sdi.1 .IfW.dry mail.' ttuird.T.
WIlol.KSAI.K WINKS AM l.Hjl tUS.
IJ SMVTU AMU,
Wlii.'.cniU' iintl l.'.tiiil Ui-iilfrf in
Foreign nnil Domestic Liquors
Wines of nil Kind..
NO. CO OHIO I.KVKK.
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rlnl iillflilUni ttt til.' wlidlfi-iilf l-niltrll ill Hi'1
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WIikIdw filiisK, WJntlow Sluult's, Ktc.
A'n.v on liniiil II t-liOiriitfd ilmminatish
irn' thillillnir, I'mn-l.
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VilvlUl.l T ,on aa a llalr Kvnvwvr.
f ' A PUflT T W t"'" f" Irrltatln. and
1.1V1 j! a.1 Tj b,,((,nuu tlif tnlcala.
CARROLINK ' th(' t;tn.irr'.'Um'Dt
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-1V1M1j1 Tj hl-lift uifdkal atltliorlty.
f'iMMinr TVP lilvcawpak and alrWy hair
Vy.l invlil ij tin-lu- auU rUttrul yoiittt
The Genuine Article
To bt Had at r.archiy-i'.
( 'oilier, Southern. I'lun'iiix tmy other hntntl
wiiiiteil t he;!) at Ii;irt l:iy'.
Fnlirh ;l!tl Ainerit :in i henji lit 2:in lnV.
I.lnrk. (Jn-eii, 111 iii . Vfllttw, iirown Ilnl :unl
all iiiloi lieiiji nt Ii.irflny'.
1TRK LINSEED OIL,
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DUYKIi flifMp ut I!:iril:tV.
Couch, Ktirtiiturt'. h mi:ir the 1 ??, to he
hail lit Il'irebV'.'.
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V..VUlVlil ii ,, .,.r,, ,.n(,r.
(' TllCiT TVP I1""' dvf-n-tori"" the
V..JilVMjl. Ii tt:.ir niitiirally.
CAIU'.OLINE''" ""r "r
i"' TIl'T IVlt' Ki't'p" tli" lialr nutlt and
CA Ull Mil. Mi ti. iintl imd.
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AYondei; OF THE Aoe !
Go to Haivlav."'.
MARKETS BY TELEGRAPH.
LivKRroor., May S3, 1 p. m. Wlu'nt
Spring lis 8.110 4d; winter, 11 3dlH
4il ; California avonic, 10 lUll !''li
California cluli, 11 Mlls Oil. Corn
new, 2."; ol'l, 27i :jil27 Oil.
Liverpool, Miy 22, 2 p. m. Un-
LiVKiii'iwr., May 22, 'rMO p.m. Un
NKW VOliK Olt.MN.
Ntw Ykiik, May 22, 11:"0 . in.
Wheat noiniiml ; No. 2 Chi(;aj'o, $1 10:
No. 2 Milwaukee, H& l 10; red win
ter, $1 22(i l 2i; nml.er,..4L 2"Wl -W.
Corn quiet; hteaiuer. ."He; N'o !i, 4s)il
40c; No. 2, .-0(..'0.
CIIICAOO filt.VIN AM) PltODI'CK.
CiiK Aoo, May 22. 0::;ij a.in. Estimat
ed receipts of linfr. 22.0H0 head. Wheat
July 1 01 i hid. Corn July. iisi4'c.
Ciikaoo, May 22. 0 :4- a.in. Pork
June, $7 .VijJuly, $7 G3a'.
CinrAi.'ii. May 22, 10 a. m. Wheat
June, 1 04 ' ; July, W-iQU: Corn
June, :j7c: July. Wi: l'ork June.
i", July. 7 72K$;;7 7"i. )
CilKAi.ii. May 22. 10:0.1 a. in. Pork
June. ; 0.1: July. .7 7f,;: Auv;ut. 00.
Wh. at-June. $1 0 : July. '.is'i'feOS :ac;
Corn May. :.:Sgc: June
:4c: July. :;hi.
. Ciik ai.ii. Mav 22
1 1 a. m. Corn Jr
c: July. :!(' .'jc. Pork June,
t i;oiM; July. 7 ToijiyT SO: Amru.t.
7 0.17 0i);. Wheat June, if 013'(
1 01 1:. July. 0'j0si;c.
Clin Attn, May 22. 12 m. Corn
IWi.Ijsljc. pork June. (,(,.
7 771jC 7 so: Aii'.u.r, i7 :r,nr'
Wheat June, bi.l; Juiy.
CiiicAno. M iv 22. 2 p.m. Wheat
1 H4!,': June, At (ill,.
Ciikaoii. May 22. 2:20 p. m. Corn
May, )iir.:',,'i. June, mI4'c; July, ijst;
Chic ai.o. May 22. 2::i) p. m. Pork
May. 7 .Vn;f.7 00;. June, 7 02j'y7 liT 1 ;
July, $7 7iiv 7 s7'j': August, s O.n;
s 07 'j'
Wheat-June, fl oji,' bitl:. July,
u'tl. Corn June. ."""'iV; Julv.
Chic aoo. May :
Pork June. 7 07' i
in'.' report i.
S!7 s7'j ak
eil. Corn May. "s'jjc,:
ic: Julv. '''
THE VINCENNES HoUP.OR.
A MN Kol. NO DKAO AM) Silts KI.Mil.V .Mill
I.ATKI). Vl.MKNNKs. Ill'l.. May 21. llobert Pot
ter, and old citizen of this place, and who
had been cnyau'eil in the saddle and harness
manut'ai tuiiti',' business in this city for a
mtinl -r of years, was found dead, Iy i nj
upon the bed in his nom, which is over his
shop, yesterday inornim; aUmt half past
sewn by Dick McDonald, a small toy who
was in the habit of j;oinvr to his room
every niorninu to wake him. The appear
ance of the Utdy when found was Imrri'ile
to behold, .-Miniethinir hail eaten the tie h o.
the hands of Potter to the bone. Mis face
was aiso bail! v eaten about the eves and IK .si'.
supposed to have been done by rats or a cat.
until it w as almost impossible to recognize
who the ImmIv whs. Of late years Mr. Potter
has been much tleradei and a victim of
stronydrink. Th" evidence in fhe case before
the coinnor's jury was about as follows'
Potter was drunk all day Sunday, and almut
4 in the afternoon went to the driiy store of
Handy & Iiiissee and bought three "rail's
of morphine, and w as then met by tteoru'e
Fendiich. who took him to his room and
put him to bed. Hut the evidence shows
that li; was seen on th:' stfets aifain at
about 7::io Ninday niyht, by Mr. Wise. He
was not seen from that time until he was
was found dead this mornim;. Dr. Head,
the physician w ho examined th" body, tes
tilled that he found no evidence of uny vio
lence beinji 'I'lue.-before. de;th, (bar imp-.1
iHKivl fiY'in his khO'.vIedife'o'f the 'ca'si' imd
the evidence, that the deceased nunc to. his
jdeath from the etf-rt nf "Whisky and ifjA
l.loillt ...... . 1 1 . -Vs.lVl
The verdict of tlh' .'liV..W jur w4s in;
aeeoflauc:!) with ti("ftimonw tt ,thti .tiMIP
tors, and that niihodY u'im iitttn'talllC"1fi'
Jiisdrnth. fitter U' n -,rmthi,r-fnthtw' tin
John (J. Thm, coil net I nnm from tin:. Sixth j
ward. The Mineral will take place to-morrow
at I! o'clock, from the residence of Mr.
Thin, on Eighth street.
THE FASTEST FHEIUIIT TIME OX
Xhw York, May 21. A special train of
twenty-five! cars of' tlour. which left Mimie
npolis on the evening of flic lutli inst.. via
the Chicago, Milwaukee imd St. Paul,
Michigan Central, Oreat Western mid Erie
railway, arrived here last eveiiinif and whs
delivered to a steamer for London this
uioinimi, making the fastest time on record,
Persons having cisterns dnmayvil by fhe
late storm can have the same repaired or
new ones built promptly and nt prices to
suit the times by calling on orby addresing
the undersiy;n:'d throuli P. O.
J. S, Hawkins.
BEACON'SKIELD EXPLAINSTHE MIN
Turk Alarmed About the Black
The Ht rlkoria ltiwt tho Propowotl
NO NKW I.IOIIT.
Lomn)n, May 81. Neither this ninrn'n'a
new or last niyht'H debate in parliament
sheds uny new liht on the situation. The
debate wus rather dull. The house of com
mons was almost einp'. durn; the latter
part of tho debate. There was less than
half u quorum of niemliers present.
conoludetl his sjieeeh in the house of lords
with a reiteration of the statement that the
ministry was actuated solely lv a wish and
m J !me to secure the blessings of peace and
an i n tu i a the treetloiu ot . l.uropo tunl
a just position ot tins country.
from the ojitionist's '.vs of last week is
stimulated by facts which are nulually
U'comin known concerning tlie Jiussian
movements before Constantinople. Though
these are stated to have been for sanitary
reasons, they cittne near prceipitatoit; a col
lision. The llussian line at one time push
ed so near the Turk'sh works that the lat
ter wen.' manned and ammunition was
served out and
i Valentine H.ikeri sent an aide de camp to
notify the Itus.ian commander that he
would lire on him it lu ltl not withdraw.
The effect has been to direct the attention
of the Turks to the comparatively weak
state of that portion of the line whVh covers
the lihick s. a entrance to tho Jlophortn,
which the Kits-Jans naturally desire to se
cure in case of hostilities. The Licks are
therefore taking precautions in that direc
tion. A TTllKHir KMr.fTK.
Co.nstastimii'i.i-:. May 21. An ofllcial
dispati ! t" III'.' Turkish represeiila.'.ves
abroad, thus descriU's un emeiite, which
took place yesterday : Abotll thiity refu
gees entered the -arden of the palace in
habited by the ex-Sultan Murad, and raised
shouts of '
'i.om; i.iv.1. tiii: m i.tvn!"
The sentinels opposed the entry of these
men into the palace and tired upon them,
killim; one. Troops nrrix itiy. the assailants
were driven back. Some were killed and
wounded on Loth sides. Ali Suavi, who tip
pearcd to have acted as organizer and lead
er of the attack, was killed. The titfair had
no other c iiiisciuenee. Public tranquility
(ONf K.UMN'i rillVATKKRS.
London, May 21. In the house of com
mons this afternoon. Sir John HiMtker. at
torney neiicral, in reply to an iuqu'-y, si'id
he hail heard of ships purchased by persons
said to net on behalf of Kilssia, but there is
no reasons ft) suppose that they will be em
ployed, in the- event of war, as privateer
in contravention of the Paris dec laration.
There is no reason to believe the United
States will depart from an observance of
TIIK THIIKK Itl'I.KS
of the Washington treaty. There is no
necessity for discussing the responsibility
r 'stiiiif m the sfovcrnmcnt of Russia and
the I'nitt'd States, since there is no re- ,i
to suppose they would violate their respec
TIIK riMISltlA's SISTKIl.
Portland. Mo., May 21. it is rumored
here that ii sister ship to the Cimbria i
shorty expected at South West Harbor.
SAILORS IN Hlsill lsK.
PiKui.in, May ol. Many pretended Rus
sian emigrants tire passing through (!er
m any. it is believed that they are seamen.
tusmseii, on tne way u America to man.
TIIK OltKAT ST1MKK
Loxdon, May III. The Uunriiian con
cludev from the reports of the proceedings
of the operatives at all Hiints in the strik
ing di-trict, Ihiit little ilisjHisitioii exists to
accept the 10 per cent, reduction, even teui
nrarily. TIIK SI'INItKI'.s
deelire tlnit they woultl accept live percent,
reduction outright, anil nothiny;inore, This
attitude will ptnlono; the strike indetinitelv.
but attempts to secure a ciimproinisi' will
lie continued by Alderman Pickop and
HAS K OK KNtil.ANT). ' '
Lonisin, May 21. The amount of hub
lion ifone into the Hank of England on bal
i'liee to-day was Ci'.'O.OOO.
IIhooki.vx. May 21. The various ciivlu
nf the Fenian brotherhood, of this city, arujl
diseiissiiiK ways and means of yivititf ')ild
anil comfort to anv movement auaiiiHtdioiii
land. The exact number of stjilsrar men'd
enrolleil into Hie orifaiii.arii'i.iji wtftfctVnV,
'but it A inT.ba.bly nltoMlf tltTvir. tirtniir
ami oMiw th lij presctirf UKtii.li)BfJit'i.K
twlWHcJal.lri) 4Ji)ll triOilrrl:M1--iJl(1iV):iicr
Lrapiniy nii-uj( p.. tiic.'reK:(kt w yt;iittli)
" ' .4. -.a. "'ST .i: ' T 7 ' 1
Wrtjjik(w'miL-nr mn, .cwtMmik.
M!fi!i;-Ufl tilMTnUy Irom .Uvklvn. ,;
ttWj'fWi,'A'W'li.iil!v . V
.'flS'lAfH'Vof'l.V J, jr :-I,So lar a ran
a' learned from tvlmble sntiroes. there is no
truth in the rumor that the Fenians are con
rentiiiK in this neighborhood.
AT NollTII TIUIV.
North Tuov, Vt.. May 21. There are
no Fenians in this vicinity. A few tranqis.
whojuivc arrived here, llut who are not
Fenians, have caused all tliti.e.xcitcini'nt.
Complaints come from Paris that nearly
all the time of Mr. McCorinick, chief com
inissioner at the Purls exposition, is taken
up in extending hospitalities tocoiuniissiou.
ers from the United States, They have
come down on hint in shoals, special ami
honorary, until he has become thoiniiiflily
disgusted with the whole luisineas. The
matter has indeed assumed the proportions
of a pubic sciiiidal. The French ifovern
meiit him refused recognition to the 147
commissioners us a part of tho diplomatic
Fihsts'I.ass day lsiard at the Planters'
Ileal,' per month.
HIS LKTTKR TO MR. t'LARKSOS X. PoTTKIl.
Washinhtox, May 22. Secretary Sher
man has addressed tho following letter to
Mr. Potter, chuirman of the iavcstigiitiug
Wasiiixotox, D. C, May 20, 187.
To Hon. Clarkson N. Potter, chainnan of
the investigating committee, House of
Sir: I observe that the resolution of the
house under which your committee as or
ganized singles mo out jiersonally by name
from ainonjf twenty or more gentlemen who
were present nt the request of Grant or the
chairman of tho Democratic national com
mittee to attend end witness the action of
the returning lxanl upon the presidential
elections in the state of Louisiana in 170,
and in substance charges that at tho election
in East Feliciana parish and part of West
Feliciana parish in Louisiana the Repub
lican vote was withdrawn and not cast in
pursurance and execution of a con
spiracy by such voters; that in further
ance of such conspiracy James C.
A iderson. 8iipeHi.sor ot registrii..on ip
East Feliciana, and D. A. Wi lier, super ' i
of registration in West Feliciana, fal.
protested that said election in such parish
had not been free and fnir. and that there
upon the returning hoard of the state false
ly and fraudulently excluded the vote of
said precincts and by means thereof and of
other false and fraudulent action of aid
returning board the choice of the people of
the state was annulled and reversed, and
that such action by the said Weberand An
derson wi's induced or encouraged by the
assurance of Hon. John Sherman, now sec
retary of the treasury. This resolution re
quires you to investigate three iilleifations,
and upon the iuth of these depends the
accusation against me. viz:
1. That there was a conspiracy among
the voters to withhold mid not c ast the votes
with a view to make a false charge as to
2. That in ooint of fact there w as n free
mid fair election in East and Wi-t Felici
ana, which was falsely protested and re
turned by said Anderson and Weber, by
wliii.'l the vote of those parishes were false
Iv and TuWdulcntly excluded by the return
;! That the offense- nf An.V'rS'P. !i"d
Weber was encouraged by the as'lliance
With the view, therefore, too meet the ac
cusation which, so fir in it etl'ects me, I
dec lare and know to be absolutely destitute
of even the shadow of truth, I resjiectfullv
ask and now make formal application for
leave to be represented before your com
mittee by counsel in the investigation of all
charges affecting myself personally. I ten
der and offer to prove that in point of fact
the eleetio.i in East and Wi-t Feliciana
was governed and controlled by force, vio
lence and intimidation so revolting as io
excite the common indignation of all who
became conversant with it. and that proof
will be submitted tothatetfect not onlv before
the returning board in cwdeiicc contained
in ex-doc. No. 2, second session Fortv-foiu th
c ongress, but also in the tt stiiimny taken by
the committee of the senate on privilegi
and e lections, report N". 7o1. second ses-
H . i .1 -
sum rortv-ioiirin congress, i wu.', it al
lowed, furnish the names of witnesses whom
I desire tu examine, before you prove the
truth of this statement as to said parish,
aiitl that the protests referred to were true,
supported by testimony and properly acted
lilHiii and sustained by th" returning board.
To iny personal conduct 'luring this ex
amination I invite your fair and candid
scrutiny, with entire confidence that not
only myself but my associates of both po
litical parties acted honestly and properly,
from a sense of public duty.
; I havcTeqtiestfd H"i. Samuel Shellabar
ger to deiivet1 this to you. and I respectfully
designate, him as a gentleman whom I
! would like'1, on the part of luvse'.f to be
present to cross-examine witnesses testlfy-
ingln relation to the charges against me.
and who will, as my counsel, tender evi
dence' in proof of this statement. The fa
vor of an early answer is requested.
''' Very Respectfully,
I Signed I ' '.John Shkiimax.
I . ,,r -
Itri"; CASK DISPIISKD O1.'1 IN' TIIK SKXATK
. ' f' VOU TIIK I'll f.sKNT.
Washington, May 21. At the conclu
sion of the .morning hour thy senate iv
isiuned consideration of the bill to place the
naiue of . James Shields cm the retired list
cf flit' fifmy, with the rank of brigadicr
gcniral, and the bill having been consider
yd in committee of the whole was reported
to the seiiatif, the question being on concur
ring in tliu amendment agreed to in com
mittee Of thl; w hole yesterday to place lien,
ilirant em tlunvtircd list.
I i.ft'iial't.'t'iii'krell demanded the yeas and
iny,'w 1 1 PC amendment was conciirretl in:
V-Sii'liayia a . strict party vote the
leimb Ik-US," vol in in the nlth mative and
CiiUliUrcl iCannir niuioUMced that la was
IJhi;.t)Wl the .senator from West Virginia
l Ss-Tiii tdr I Vis ) . Was that senator here he
Si'ia'jjr,tfamiir) would vote in fhe ailirma
fve'.'n'iur Senator Davis w.iu'.d vote in the
After the debate Senator Thitnnaii lnovetl
jto strike out all after the enacting claiis;;of
the bill as amended, and insert in lieu Ihere
of a provision autliori.ing the secretary of
the.intcrior to place the name ol'eieii. ShieMs
on the pension list at tic rate of
died dollars n month.
A lengthy debate cl;si;eil,
Alter a lengthy discussion
titan's amendment, to grant
a pension of floo a month
yeas, lil ; nays,
The question then recurred
lien. sage of the bill as nmciidi
Shields on the retired list, with the rank of
brigadier general, and (tell. Utallt on the
retireel list, with the rank of general, and it
was rejected, yens, fill; nays, ."14.
After disposing of the Shields bill fhe
senate took up the bill to provide a form of
government for the District of Columbia,
which oceupicel the time until mljournin .nt,
at p. m.,
IlrTTHR. A hirge lot choice dairy butter,
for 10 cents per pound, nt
Al.DKN, UltAVKH (J: C'O.'S.
DEATH OF LYDA SHERMAN.
A WOMAN WHO CONPKSSKD TO rX)I)XIXO
TWO IIISHAXDH AM) TWO C HII.OUKN.
Fmih the Nbw VorU World
Hartkord, May 16. Mrs. Lyda Sher
man, tho notorious IK-rby pilsoner, died in
the Connecticut Stato prison at Wether
tle'ltl to-day, wliere sho was nerving out n
Pfe sentence for tho murder of her thinl
husband, Horatio N. Sherman. Sho wan
.14 years ot age. Her conviction in New
Haven in the spring of 1873 wus mainly on
the bril'iant toxoicological evidence? of
Professor Darker, then of the Yale Medical
SchtsiT; but now of the University of
Pennsylvania. A Connecticut statute.!
which permits a verdict of murder in the
second elegree when evidence is purely
circumstantial and not ecjiuil in the minds
of the jurymen to tho testimony of twe
direct wiljesses, offered the jury a way
to escape from hanging a woman, but
Judge' L. F. S. Foster, the acting vice
president Jduring Johnson's term in the
white house, expressed his regret when
he pronounced the sentence that he
could not send her to the gallows. In
Januiii,1, 1S7.'J, she made' a confession of
the murderous crime which she had coiu
niLcd, confirming the befief that her last
nisband was not by any means the first
lier.son tor whom sue luul liii.xea tins
poison bowl. According to this statement
lie was born in Rurlington, N. J.. and
learned to be a tailoress at New Rruns
wick, where she also joined the Methodist
hurch. In this church she met Edward
Struck, whom she married and bv whom
she became the mother of several children.
They lived together eighteen years. Struc k
was appointed a New link policeman anil
stationed at Manhattanville. Mrs. Sher
man's stoiy is that he was finally dis-
charged from the forc e upon nn uniiist
charge of cow ardice, fie became disheart
ened, would not work mid took to his bed,
rnd even made two cilorts to commit sui
cide. 1 tie police captain inlvisi'il that he.
should be sent to an asylum, but a ceitain
sergeant recommended a dose of poison
so the wife bought teli cents' worth of arsi'
nie and mixed it with his oat-meal gruel,
and the next mori'Mig she was u widow.
In the confession she respectfully speaks c f
Struck a$ a -ivwK".! CMm-d'an, ;;nn lifter
Ills ilealli sin; inadc Up licr iniif'l that liT
.vo children, a girl of six ant if
boy of four. Wotlld be better off if they
were out of the way, tine! after thinking the
matter over tor several days, she
made them some of the same kind of grtte!
their father hail eaten. The eloe tors' said
they dii'tl of gastric fever. She continued
to kee p house with her remaining four chil
dren. The oldest, a boy of 14, mimed lien.
White-field, was taken 'sick w ith painter's
colic, the doe-tor said. As he did not get
better his mother became discouraged, and
mixed aresenie- with tea. When the boy
tlieel the doe tor still clung to his theory cf
pointer's colic. When another young
daughter, who is referred to as the happiest
chililj'u-r mother ever saw, was taken clown
with the chills and fever. Mrs. Struck be
came discouraged again, and put some of
tin- ever-ready aresenie in her medicine,
i a- child died four days afterward. The
eldest daughter died not long afterwards,
but in this case the confession savs. death
was natural at least, the mother" did not
give her nnydiiiig the doctors diel not order.
Mrs. Struck hail siipiiortcd herself, so far,
qiiccrly as it may sound, by going out as a
The bereaved and now childless widow
was at length free to go into other pursuits.
After being enipleiyed in several households,
she became the housekeeper of an old ma-.i
in Huntington, Conn., by the name of Hurl
hurt. He had some property, and in a few
days after she came into his house he mar
ried her. This took place in November,
NiS, ami the happy bridegroom lived foiir
t"cn months. He became sick after drink
ing cider in which he luul put sah-ratus,
but the confession denies that its author
had anything to do with his death, lie
hail made a will in her favor three months,
after their marriage, ami the Conne-tieur?
people always bclieve-d that his wife had a
liand in the old man's taking off.
During her imprisonment Mrs. Sherman
behaved quietly ami obedii'iitly. She pro
fessed to have beceime religious and to he
penitent for her awful crimes. Her health
was not good, and she was allowed ltTTlny
privileges, taking tulvantage of which sho
contrived to escape on the night of May 20,
i ti, anil to make licr way to Providence
by way of Hartford. She was recaptured
about a week afterwards, largely through
ner own carelessness. It is gene-rally sup
posed that tin-escape was effected only hy
the ove-rco'itideiice of the prison matron in
Mrs. Sherman's jH-nitence if indeed, tlm
matron was guilty of nothing worse than
too great cn-elulity.
A Derby painter, Horatio N. Sherman,
who hail been left a widower with several
small children, next married her, in Sep
tember, 170. His youngest son fell sick
nbotit two months after the marriage, nud
Mrs. Sherman says she was full gf trouble!
and thought he would be better off if she
gave him something to get him out of tlm
way. She put some arsenic, which they
hail in the house to kill rats, in his milk,
and he went off at once. . Things, how
ever, grew worse. Sherman quarreled with
his former wife's mother, spent his 11101117
and took to drink. His daughter Ada was
sick and he drank up the brandy w hich
had been purchased for her and told his
wife tei pay the dm-tor herself. This made
Mrs. Sherman feel luul, 11ml her only menus
of relief was to mix arsenic with the girl.s
ten. Ada died the next morning. Mr.
Sherman then began acting worse than
e-vi-r, drinking very hanl mid leaving his
family unprovided for. He sold his wife's
piano and went on a prolonged debauch
with the proi-eils, according to her iiccoiint.
Having been taken sick, she gave him somo
brandy in which she luul put' the usual dose!
of arsenic, inteinling. as she savs, only to
make him sick of liquor. He ifrunk morn
the next day ami died in twenty-four hours
Ii is announced that the late musical fes
tival in Cincinnati cleared some thirty
roousand dollars, and as the managing as
sociation was nn incorporated lssly without
authority to declare dividends, there is
great interest in the question of the appro
priation of the surplus.