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SHOT AT THE POLLS.
Murder Done at the Trey, New
York, Election "
FOUB MEN MADE TAKGETS FOE LEAD
One Dead. Another Mortally and a Third
ftangernasly Wounded A Quarrel Over
Alleged Repeating Leads to the Trouble
and No One Knows Who Shot Turbu
lence In VhI Virginia Abating Train
Kobkery In Illinois.
Tr.ov, N. Y., March 7. A mayor was
elected in this city, but the record of
the election is spotted with blood, and
scenes such as the oldest resident in Troy
has Do recollections were enacted. In a
darkened room in the family residence
Ites the body of Robert Ross, who loft his
home in the morning to aid in the election
of his candidute. In another room in the
same house lies his brother, William, per
haps mortally wounded. In another part
of the city lies wounded a notorious rough
nd ward heeler, But Shea, and in still an
other part of the city is John McGough,
who received a bullet and is seriously in
jured. Among the watchers at. the Twelfth
ward, first precinct, Hilling place were
Robert Ross aud his brother William,
both of them being there iu the interest of
the Republican party.
Heglnning or the Trouble.
There was also there a well-known char
acter of the name of "Rut" Shea. About
l-.no o'clock a gang ot at least fifteen
strangers stood waiting to vote, while men
whose names were on the poll-list both
Democrats and Republicans were crowded
away. Robert Ross objected to this and
had words Nvith "Bat" Shea. The story
told by the surviving Ross is that "Rut"
Shea was the man who killed Robert Ross.
He says that the trouble hcuan in the
polling booth where a crowd of repeaters
headed by Jeremiah Cleary and Shea at
tempted to vote. When the vote was chal
lenged the men went outside and immedi
ately started an argument with the Ross
boys. Suddenly the crowd aurged forward,
and in nn instant revolvers were drawn
and shots tired.
The Tough Will Probably live.
Robert Ross fell to the roadway and his
brother William cried, I'm shot." Then
the firing ceased, us suddenly as it had
commenced. Before a surgeon could reach
the scene Robert Ross was dead. William
Ross was shot in the neck just Mow the
base of the brain and will prohuhly died.
John McGough is dangerously wounded,
while Shea's wound is not considered
serious. John Ross said: "I did not tire
pistol. It was murder, deliberate mur
der, and It was premedinted. I Inly about
an hour nnd h half before"" tins man Shea
struck my brother William full inthe face.
I dragsed William away and told him
to take the blow and say nothing: the blow
would not hurt him. I did nut think at
the time that they would ne their gnus."
Mayor Whelan said: "It is a stain on
the city." Senator Kdward Murphy wjis
busy all afternoon attending to the dele
gations of Cuff and Collar Workers who
came to tulk about the Wilson bill, but he
found time to say: "It is a most deplora
ble affair and I um greatly grieved at it."
TROOPS AWE THE TURBULENTS.
Trouble In the West Virginia Coal Re
gions Thought To Ho Over.
Charleston, W. Vu,, March 7. The
governor informed the Associated I'ress
lust night that there was no apprehension
of any further trouble among the Kanawha
miners. The officers are continually mak
ing arrests and the troubles are well in
hand. Four more arrests have turn made,
making a total of twenty-seven strikers
apprehended thus far. The prclimiimry
cxamination of the Wyunt ami strikers is
now in progress at Fuyetteville. It will
probably consume several days. The Wy
unts nre out on bail.
The Galling gun which was taken to
Knirle has been placed in position there,
nnd it is thought will huve a good effect
in quieting the strikers. It is in plain
view of the railway, and the great
crowds of strikers that puss on
every freight train look at it as long as it
is in view. The Montgomery authorities
who huve been friendly to the miners, re
sisting the attempts ;of the sheriff nnd
posse to arrest strikers within the corpor
ation limits, have ls-en completely uwed
by the state authorities, and a telegram to
The Daily Gazette states that they aru do
ing all in their power to uid in making ar
rests. THE CANS AT FOREST LAWN.
UoliU t'f Another Train on the Mobile
c-r T i-w Mnrrh 7. Ijlbt niciit nlimit Q
o'clock the Mobile and Ohio train which
left here at W:;u o ciock was ueiu up ty
three robbers at Forest Iawn, Ills., about
four miles from East St. Louis. This is
the third time within the past six months
.i-... h.iI Imu ftiiffered from mlilMw ut-
l till i iiiia . w. ..... . .
this point. It is thought lust night' hold
up WUI perpetruieu m; "rcmwra ui me
until tZtllltZ which committed the other
There is tin telegrapn omce at r orest
Lawn and particulars are very hard to ol
...: '. Kiirest . Liwu the Raltinwirv.
v ui it.
. Miriinirh n KWnttin Tlla
lilt: V7II HI - rt ai.w
tracks have been built up high nlmve it
a : nliititr there that the 1-iiIiIm.i-w
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occurred. It cauuot lie ascertained at this
hour what the rouoers got ior their
Ten Thousnud for a Leg.
Wtvr siri'KitloK. Wis.. March 7. Fred-
v..l..n won lrfven a iudimient nt
$10,OU0 against the Duluth, South Shore
and Atlantic railway oy a jury in a per-
1 .1 .nit Tll llldilltifT'tt Imct Wii.
BOI1U1 UHllinHv d... p
cut off at the hip while crossing the track
at Iron River, tie ciuuiiuu mm- uo signal
.-i ...liiuflM Itlitwn.
was given ii ....." -
Iron-clad Anti-Cigarette Law.
rumm i Knn.. March 7. The citv
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council has passed over the mayor's head
an ordinance prolimiung mesuie or giving
away of cigarettes or cigarette paper to any
person under tiie Hue of 21 years, under a
penult y of $100 line or thirty days imprison
ment IU Jill. wv .
hevenfv-flvu employes of the National
sewing machine factory, Belvidere, Ills.,
re on a strike on account of a new rale of
If Ha Does Not Resign and Confess
Will Be I 'lit Out.
Xew York. March 7. At the monthly
meeting of the Methodist ministers of New
York and the surrounding cities at the
Methodist Book Concern the uncomfort
able topic of Convict John Y. McKaueand EEEH3 A CASE OltPBIV ATE MALICE.
us iniiuiiiK miueisneepsueau Uaychnrcb,
VANDAL AND BOMB.
The Two Partially Wreck a Chi
of which he Is a trustee, leader and Sun
day school superintendent, was once more
averted. After the meeting the Rev. Dr.
Dodge, the secretary, said: "Mi-Kane has
not yet severed his connection with the
church and Sunday school, Imt he will un
doubtedly have to do so. A vigorous in
vestigation will be held, and if by that
time he has not resigned and publicly con
fessed and recanted he will be put out of
the church. I do not know when the
quarterly conference of the ehur 'h wiil
meet, but that conference will certainly
take hold of the matter."
Reply of Brooklyn's Mayor to
tion of Irl.hmcn.
New Yoi:k, March 7. A delegation rep
resenting the Irish societies of this city
called on Mayor Schieren of Brooklyn and
asked him to allow the Irish flag to lie
hoisted on the city hall on St. Put rick's
day. The mayor replied that he was the
mayor of all nationalities aud would give
special privileges to none.
"I suppose we must take that as a nega
tive reply," said the spokeswau, James
"You may be the judge of that," replied
An the delegation was retiring some of
the members reminded Muvor Schieren
of the fate of Abram S. Hewitt.
"I care nothing about the fate of Abram
S. Hewitt," said Mayor Schieren. "As
long as I urn mayor I shall grant special
privileges to no nationality."
THREE SISTERS GO INSANE.
They Claim To lie "Tho Three 8potted
iirl in White."
Niagara Falls, N. Y., March ;. A re
markable case of insanity affecting three
women has developed at Sanborn, east of
here. The women nre sisters, and the un
married daughters of Joseph II. Schenk, a
wealthy man of that village. They are
named Ellen, Mary nnd Maria, aged from
2.1 to 3.") years. T..ey put on their night
clothes and in their bare feet went out
into the street and commenced walking up
nnd down, claiming they were "the three
spotted girls in white." They were ;tak
into tiie Douse and have been violent e
since. The three women are well educated
and handsome. The cause of their insan
ity is not known.
PRESIDENTIAL HUNTING PARTY,
It Returns to Washington Loaded Dong
""'''um Wiwmw vm mmuu.
Washington-, March ".The president.
Secretary Gresham ncd Captain Kvaus
arrived at the wharf here at IsiS p. m. ou
their return Lome from their gunning
trip in North Caroliua. The pMsidenlJ
looked remarkably well and vigoroas, a
did the other memliers of the parry. .;Cnf
luck evidently fell to the lo: of the sports
men, for there was a lavgo collection of
wild swan, geese and ducks on the Violet's
decks, l'rivate Secretary Thnrlier met
the party nnd the pre-ident, was driven to
the White House.
Old I -ady I :ally Trampled.
ClllCAiiO, March 7. Mrs. Patrick Riley,
aged m, who livesivith her aged and feeble
husband iu a single room in the rear of
iStJ Peering street, was badly injured at
the county agent's office. With lur hus
band she was Ost in line and was liorne
lyLdown and trlthipLil on by the crowd of
llitfuggling men and women iu the rear.
Two of the ribs en her right side were
"broken and she was rendered unconscious.
Ihe Despluines str.'et ambulance took the
old couple home nud a physician restored
her to consciousness. Tho old lady has
sustained herself will husband all winter
i ssaidmnj, lU wasukca sick aud resorted
10 me counry agciy ior rent I.
Plaint of George Francis Train.
New Yokk, March 7. George Francis
Train has written a letter to Superinten
dent of Police Byrnes complaining that
three large trunks filled with manuscript
written by him for publication in book
form, hnve been lost. The trunks were in
a storage warehouse. In the course of his
letter Mr. Train says: "Can it lie possible
trunks were disposed of to the Chicago
secret police, as Chicago spies were ou my
tracks the from moment 1 tried to rescue
the Chicago men?"
Cloud on the Titles.
New York, March 7. Two thousand
people who liought suburban projierty of
Benjamin W. Hitchcock are iiudiug out
that their titles arc not clear aud they may
have to pay ugaiu for their homes. Hitch
rock made an assignment Aug. 4, 1S1KI.
He was a music publisher and was unable
to complete his real estate schemes and
the deeds given innocent purchasers of
lots conveyed no clear titles liecnuse of
bluuket mortgages covering all the lauds.
Action of a I'euiule OHIriul.
Leavenworth, Kan., March 7. Mrs.
Eva Bluckmun, Leavenworth's woman po
lice commissioner, who recently cuused
the removal of ull the bachelors from the
iwilice force, hits now set iu to rid the towu
of variety theatres. She had official no
tices served on the proprietors of such
places to close up and leave the city
within thirty days. Mrs. Bluckmuu's new
movement may lead to un interesting le
Hanged Himself with Biuiliug Twine.
Waukesha, Wis., March 7. George
Peckelumn, an employe iu the brewery of
W. A. Weblier, committed suicide by
banging alter having made a murderous
assault upon bis wife. His liody was
fouud in the cellar, with a piece ot doubled
binding twine uttucued to a beam aud the
end around his neck.
Assistant Cashier the Rubber.
Dextek, Mich., March 7. O. C. Greg
ory, assistant cashier of the Dexter Sav
ings bank, has confessed to Detective
Buker of Detroit that he himself stole the
5t,2UO from the vault of - the bank last
1 hursday aud that his story of being at
tacked and slugged, by inusked robbers
was purely fiction.
Negroes Returning to Africa.
ATLANTA, Go., March 7. A party of
thirty negroes has left here for Africa.
Three thousand negroes were at the sta
tion to see the emigrants off, and there
was great commotion among those left be
hind. The emigration fever is epidemic
among the blacks here aud many more are
anxious to go.
No Arrest in the Glmnu Case.
Sciiokielo, Mich,, March 7. The result
of six days work by detectives in attempt
ing to ferret out the murderers of Mrs.
Gierman serves to bring the suspicion near
home. Some dozen residents of Exeter
township are under suspicion. The re
ported arrest and confession of Mosbar is
untrue. . . . . . ...
No Ona Hurt By tjhe Explosion Soldier's
Widow Fatally llurned Trampled in the
struggle for Ksad Smallpox Patient
Who Cannot Be Found City Officials
Shaken I'p A Day's News Cleaning at
Chicago, March 7. The throe-story
building at KJ Kijue teenlh street was bad
ly wrecked early, in the morning by a
bomb which was thrown in the hallway.
The windows were shattered, the wood
work in the hallway blown away and tie
stairway was broken to pieces. From the
evidence in the hands of the police it is be
lieved that an attempt was mails to kill
every one in the house but who the guilty
parties are Is a mystery. When the police
arrived on the scene the inmates of the
tenement house were in a state of terror.
Various theories were advanced as to
the cause of the outrage but none
seemed to fit the case. Whoever the perpe
trators Were they made good their escape.
WOMAN BURNED TO DEATH.
An Old Lady's Clothes Catch l ire mltH
Chicago, March 7. With her face
charred out of all recognition and with
hardly a whole spot ou her feeble body
Mrs. Pieman died at her house, 4olN At
lantic avenue. She was an old, worn-out
woman f 70, livW by herself on her pen
sion as a soldier's idow. She was raking
out the ashes of her fire preparatory to go
ing to bed when her clothes caught fire.
She did her best t extinguish the flumes,
but her efforts Cjtily seemed to increase
their power. Her awsms finally attracted
the attention of sajneof herneii;hlmrs,and
they at last relieved her. But it was too
lute by that time.'ntid she died an hour or
two later of the iu uries she hud received.
Milk Thief Shot.
Chicago, March 7. Harry Clark was
shot and mortally wounded ou State
street a few minutes after C o'clock iu the
morning. Leslie Newton, n milk dealer
who lives at l:,1? Plymouth place, did the
shooting. While jjoing his rounds New
ton hatl missed several cans of milk from
his wagon, and Is? determined to cutch
the thief, hi order to do this he em
ployed a man to drive the wagon aud de
liver the milk while best, oil watch over
the wagou. While the driver was making
a delivery of milk Clark walked up to the
wagon aud carried away u can of milk.
Newton pursued him and in the struggle
which followed he shot him.
. iu n.1 Minting I'p.
Chicago, March' . .Mayor Hopkins has
demanded the resolution of every magis
trate, clerk and ii-ii liil doing business in tho
city police courts. Jt is the intention of the
aduiiuist ration to make many changes
among the officials of the p.-tty courts, and
to that eud the mayor desired to be alfcto
lutely free to act as in his op.uion will lie
in the best interests of the city. I'pon
the receipt of the resignations a -keii an
order will be issued abolishing scxerul of
the police courts entirely. Hie names of
several justices will lie taken from the pay
roll and there wiil be a K. lit ral shake-up
umoiig the clerks and bailiffs.
Suit That Looks Like Attempted Robbery.
Chicago, March 7. Cook county desires
that the city of Chicago shall at once move
out of the west hulf of block oil, original
town. That is, the county proposes to lire
the city out of Its present city hall. The
county commissioners have ordered the
commencement of ejectment proceedings
to that end and Uounty Attorney Judd
will Is'gin the suit at once. This is because
the county wants more room. The build
ing was built by the city and county under
an agreement that Judd seems to think
can be set aside by law.
Perfect health Is seldom found, for
impure blood is up general. Hood's
Sarsaparilla really doc9 purify the
blood and restore health.
IT IS THcPEOPLtr
AMD NOT THE TESTIMONIALS
OF PURCHASABLE CHEMISTS.
To Cut Once, and Cut Deep, is Better than to
Hack Away Little at a Time, so this
Blow is to the Bone.
K nee pants, worth 25 cents, at 13
Shirt waists, worth 25 cents, for 13
Underwear, worth $1, for 50 cents.
Suspenders, worth 50 cents, for 25
cents. See window.
Pants warranted not to rip, worth
$1.25, for 75 cents.
Boys pants, sizes 14 to 18, worth
$4, for $2.
Pants, worth $3.50 to S4, for $2.39.
Overcoats, worth $10, for $5.99.
Woolen sox, worth 25 cents, for 12
Stiff hats, worth $2.50 and $3, for
Fleece lined underwear, worth $1,
for 69 cents.
Child's overcoats, worth $1.50, for
Suits, worth $15 to $ig, for $10.
Overcoats, worth $15 to $18, for
Overalls, worth 50 cents, for 25
Boys' and children's caps, worth 50
cents, for 19 cents.
Heavy leather faced mitts, worth
5o,cents, for 25 cents.
Men's Mackintoshes, worth $9, for
$6. New goods.
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