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THE AUGXTS, TTJ.ESD AT ' JTCIX 31.. 1900.
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EVENING GUN TRAGEDY
Court of Inquiry Will Try to Lo
cate the "Watch Them
Scatter" Idiwt. a-v
ALL THE VICTIM3 MAY GET WELL
Two 31 en Who' Cannot Swim Try to
Save a Woman in lcep Water
State New Items.
Springfield, Ills., July 31. Colonel
Touns. ( QUimandius the First cavalry,
Illinois National Guwrdj and com-mandr-r
of the jwst at Camp Lincoln,
yesterday ordered a court of Inquiry to
ascertain, if possible, who Mas respon
sible for the premature discharge of
the evening gun Sunday, lie appointed
the following as the court: Captain
Frank II. Hamilton, Springfield, en
gineer corps, president; Lieutenants B.
M. Chipertield. Canton. First cavalry,
aud John F. Hamilton, battery B,
Galesburff, recorders; Lieutenant
li. N. Williams. Chicago. signal
corps. The rourt met yesterday after
noon aul adjourned to U this morning.
Condition of the Wounded Men.
Of the most seriously wounded Cor
poral (.'liarlesBalsley is very weak and
suffers great pain, but the physicians
have hopes of saving his life if blood
poisoning does not set in. Private
Jesse Kiiert. who is a physical giant,
is cheerful, but his case is critical.
Private Albert Stevens is much worse,
but recovery is looked for if lockjaw
or blood poisoning does not set in.
Private Sharp is out of danger.
ftoldier Hoy Killed by a Train.
Sergeant De Moss, company F, Third
Infantry, Jolier. and Private Peter
Plowman, of the same company, were
left In this city when the regiment left
for home last Friday. I)e Moss wrote
home for money, but it did not come,
he and Plowman undertook to beat
their way home mid loarded a Chicago
and Alton freight train last night.
While walking on top of the cars near
Sherman, twelve miles north of this
city, De Moss fell between the cars
aud was killed, his IkmIy being terribly
ninngled. The train was backed up
but the passenger train had also run
over the remains. Ie .Moss served in
Porto Kico with the Third regiment.
Alauy Visitors on Sunday.
Hundreds of visitors from all parts
of the state came to i-amp Sunday and
spent the day with the men of the four
commands now on their annual tour of
dntt The day was an ideal one for
camp life and the citizen soldiers made
the most of it. All actual duty was
suspended with the exception of an in
spection and evening parade. Several
thousand people witnessed the evening
parade of the cavalry at 7i:."5n o'clock.
Adjutant General J. X. Keece was
attacked by congestion of the stomach
Saturday night and has been seriously"
ill, but is a little better.
TWO MK T.tKH l)KAIL' ItlsK.
Men Who Could Not fewim Go Into Deep
I Water to Save Life.
Chicago. July 31. Several hundred
people stood upon the Clark street
bridge and saw two men who could
not swim jump into the river to save
a woman w ho had made a deliberate
attempt to commit suicide. The crew
of the Illinois tire tug arrived in a.
small loat in the nick of time, else all
three would have been drowned. Lilian
Owensly, the rescued woman. Is but
111 years oi l. She came to Chicago
from .Monmouth. Ills.. re-ently. Hefore
Imping into the river she ha,d swal
lowed carbolic acid,
i Alfred Lyons and Jock Mackln, were
the two young men. Mackiu and Lyons
noticed the deathly pallor of her face
as she passed them on the bridge.
the leaned upon the railug for sup
port, and they asked her if she wa
not ill. She replied faintly that she
' was all rlgnt ami made her way down
the creaky stairway to the docks.
I Lyons and Mackln followed her. She
heard them coming ami ran a little
ways down the wharf and Jumjed in.
They followed amid cheers from the
crowd that had lined the east walk
of the bridge. All three were flounder
ing In the water when the tlremen ar-
. rived In the life boat from the tag
I Carbolie Acid Lying- Around.
I Sycamore. Ills., July 31. The young
; daughter of Henry Carpenter was play
ing in the bant with her older brother.
i when he found a lottle of carbolic
acid. He gave it to his sister, who in
her play poured a large quantity of
the fluid over her head and face. A
doctor was summoned immediately, but
the chilli's eyes were burned out be
fore proper remedies could be applied.
I Her head and face were burned hor
ribly and she will probably die.
Suffocated a Tank. -1
Peoria. Ills.. July 31. Ernest Scbel
dle and It. G. Christ, employes at the
is Rheumatism of the
back. The cause is Uric
Acid in the blood. If
the kidneys did their
work there would be
. bo Uric Acid and no
Lumbago. Make the
kidneys do their work.
The sure, positive and
only cure for Lumbago
ffiueose ractory. went into a tank to
wash it out and were suffocated with
the gas which had accumulated during
the time the works were idle. Kdward
Cashln. who attempted to rescue the
men, was overcome aHd had a narrow
escape. Christ lost his life in going to
the assistance of Scheidle.
Coiiablnatton of Gas Com panic.
Peoria, Ills., July 31. A combina
tion has been effected between the old
and new gas companies who have been
fighting each other here for some time
and the price has been raised from 3u
cents to $1.15 per 1,000. This is a
higher price than prevailed here when
the new company started to compete
and consumers are very indignant.
Striker Ceta Tfinety Hays.
Litchfield. Ills.. Julji.-J!l. Thomas
Brennan. a '"Big Four" "railroad strik
er, yesterday pleaded guilty In the
United States circuit court at Spring
field to violating the Injunction of
Judge Allen restraining strikers and
other from Interfering with the opera
tions of the road last summer, and was
sentenced to ninety da.ys in jail.
Toons Degenerate Kill. II Is Playmate.
Pana. Ills.. July 31. Frank Jones
shot and killed James Klarn lecause
the latter refused to ttaud on his head.
Both are aged 1. and of prominent
families. Jones was held to the grand
1ury without bond.
HE HAD A.HESON
And She Hatched lilm Out Clear Profit
Sioux Falls. S. D.. July 31. Because
one of his hens selected a bin contain
ing about 800 bushels of wheat as the
place to hatch out a brood of young
chickens, a Clay county farmer is f 100
richer than he otherwise would have
been. The farmer, upon deciding to
market his surplus wheat, which he
had carried over from last season, pro
ceeded to his granary, where he found
that the hen had taken possession.
He decided not to disturb the hen,
but to wait until the young chickens
were hatched. In the meantime the
price of wheat advanced until the
farmer discovered he had gained $100
by allowing the hen to "set it out."
A. J. STREETEB, IS ROBBED.
Once Populist Candidate for Paealdent
Looted lu the City of Mexico.
City of Mexico. July 31. A. J.
Streetor. of New Windsor, Ills., once
tho Populist candidate for the presi
dency of the l.'nited tSates. was robbed
at the Mexican Central station here
Sunday night. He lost his pocketbook.
containing money and railroad tickets.
He was about to take a through train
to the I'nited States.
Morton Haa Locomotor Ataxia.
Washington. July 31. Captain Shoe
maker, chief of the revenue marine
service, has received a letter from
Lieutenant Cushitig. in command of
the revenue cutter Kush. Cushing says
he found Morton, the special agent of
the treasury department 011 the Prib
? loft islands, seriously ill. The sur
geon of the IJusli pronounced his ail
ment "locomotor ataxia." Morton is a
son of ex-t Jovcrnor Oliver I. Morton,
New Turk Ceta a "Braiicli."
New York, July 31. .Tames K. Mc
fJulre. chairman of the state Demo
cratic executive committee, after a
long conference with Chairman Jones.
William H. Stone (of Missouri). Daniel
J. Cam pa u and other Democratic lead
ers said a branch of the national head
quarters would be established here. It
will be run lu connection with the state
Give Him a Compound Krokea Meek.
Uock Bapids. Ia.. July 31. Miss
Mary Hale was attacked by II. A.
Bliss with a hatchet at her home six
miles of here, receiving three com
imuud fractures of the skull. Her re
covery Is doubtful. Bliss gave himself
up to the officers. Jealousy was the
cause of the deed.
Rathbone la Ont on Bad.
Havana, July 31. Estes G. Hath
bone. former director of posts, now
under arrest on a charge of fraud,
furnished bail last evening. Senor Lo
pez, a wealthy Spaniard, golnj; on his
Shah Goes to See the Show.
Paris,, July 31. The shah of Persia
visited tlte exposition yesterday. Sub
sequently he gave a reception to the
B EWSFACTSIN OUTLINE.
It is stated that King Humbert was
insured for ST.OOO.IMM).
Seditious handbills were distributed
at a home rule demonstraton in Cork.
Lewis Harvlne Finney, private sec
letary to SH.-rctary of the Navy Long,
died at Warm Springs. Va.
Cardinal Kit hard has instructed the
French clergy to keep away from the
Paris exposition at night.
Thirty persons were killed in a mine
explosion and fire at Matehnala, Mex
ico. Henry II. Snlllvan. once a Roman
Catholic priest, was rescued from a
mob by the police at Chicago. He had
attacked the Boman cnurch.
The dowager empress' full name- is
Tsehl Toanyu Kangi Cbaoyu Chuang
cheng Shokung Chinhien Cbungsih.
Archibald Dyes, of New York, cut
his throat with a leer bottle. Dyes
A boy with a cigarette set fire to a
woman's hat on the Graham & Morton
The Duchess d'Arcos. wife of the
Spanish ambassador, will be at the
i. A. B. encampment at Chicago.
Salva Ben Mohammed, who says
he's the son of the sultan of Morocco,
whipix-d a hotel clerk at Springfield.
Mass.. for calling him a negro with
lled of Mnrderooa Aasanlt.
Petersburg. Ills.. July 31. George
Stroh. carpenter, married, and with a
family, died Friday night at Oakford.
Menard connty. from murderous as
sault, his skull being cracked. Mat
Thomas has been arrested at Oakford.
charged with the mrfT. and lodged
,n Isil here. It is aaid that another
man is also Implicated.
Ckisa Troubles Tronbla Oar Trade.
Riddcford. Me.. July 31. The pre
vailing trouble In China has made it
necessary to bring about a curtail
ment of production m cotton manu
facturing in this city from Aug. 18 un
til Sept. 4. China is not buying out
aide good Just now.
Kentucky's Fugitive Governor
Involved Through Powers
HE EHOOUBAGED THE MOBS
Accused Admits all He Did on the
Advice of the Pre
tender; Georgetown. Kj.. July 81. Ex
Secretary of State Caleb Powers took
the stand iu bis own behalf yesterday,
but did not complete his testimony on
direct examination. His defense is
an admission that he organized the
body of mountaineers who went to
Frankfort on several occasions last
winter to influence the state contest
board and the legislature, but not to
intimidate them. He stated that W,
S. Taylor advised the bringing of
armed men and promised to pay the
He entered a denial of the damaging
charges made against him by Wit
nesses Culton, liolden, iNoa.es ana
others. He denied that Henry Yout-
sey had the keys to bis omce on the
day of the assassination, but. said
that there were two keys to the omce.
one of which was in possession of
former Assistant Secretary of State
W. J. Davidson and another in posses
sion of Ben Kowe. Gov. Taylor's
colored porter. Powers says neither
of these keys were ever in his pos
session and that he had bis own key
in his pocket in Louisville the day of
the assassination. Davidson is in the
state of Washington, and Kowe. the
colored porter, is somewhere in Indi
ana, probably at Anderson.
Soon after court convened the jury
was polled and then exclnded, during
which ex-Gov. Brown for the dafen e
made a motion for peremptory instruc
tions for a verdict of acquittal. The
motion was submitted without argu
ment and was promptly overruled by
In regard to the bringing of tbe
mountaineers to Frankfort Powers
'There were three crowds of men
brought to Frankfort and I had some
thins to do with tbe organization of
each. The purpose was to show the
interest of these people ia the mat
ters at issue at that time and not to
intimidate either the state election
board or the legislature. I instruct?
ed tho men to do no acts of violence,
and so far as I know none was com
mitted by them."
Acted 00 Taylor's Advice.
Continuing, the witness said he
had receive 1 information thai Mr.
Hill, tbe contestant for secretary of
state, would not wait till tbe contests
were settled in court, but wonld un
dertake to take forcible possession as
soon as the contest board acted.
"If that fort of thing." said be,
"bad been attempted we intended to
hold the offices. I had a conference
with Gov. Taylor and be advised the
bringing of a large body of men to
show their interest in political affairs.
He also advised that they be brought
armed and promised to pay the ex
penses. I acted on this."
At tbe afternoon session the defend
ant told of the Barbourville confer
ence, at which Finley, Powers and
others discussed tbe arrangements
with John A. Black, who strongly op.
posed tbe movement. .
In regard to sending the men home
from Frankfort the evening of Jan. 25,
about which Witness Noakes testified
last week and told of a breach between
tbe witness and Gov. Taylor, Powers
"I heard that they were going to
send tbe men home and I opposed it,
as the men had been up all tbe night
before. I went to see Gov. Taylor.
He told me it bad been decided to send
them home, as their presence was
having a bad effect. Some of the
anti-Goebel democrats in the legisla
ture had strongly disapproved of
bringing tbe men armed and bad
tbieatened to desert Gov. Taylor in
tbe contest unless he sent the men
CUIcag'o Grain and Prodooa.
Chicago, July 30.
Following were the quotations on the
Chicago Board of Trade today:
Wheat Open. HiKh. Low. Cloe.
.734 -744 -;3
.73S ."44 ."3
.748 .754 .74
.38 .39H -3S3
.31-, .38 .389
.38 .287, .38
.21 .21 .21
.21 .21 .21
.22 .22V -21
July 11.57 1L70 11.57 11.70
September ..11.62 11.77 11.62 11.75
Hay Timothy. tiCflO; prairie, S3 to Sg.
Butter Choice to fair, lSa; fresh creamery,
Hena 7c per pound. .
Spring ctdcirens, iLSQWn per tfotea.
CatUe Butchers pay for corn fed steers,
4H$c; 00 w a ana Betters, lo&i; calves, 4eQ
Hoga-etrae oa- jr
. . Mi
CASTOR I A
Fox Infants and Children.
Tt3 Ihl Yra Hatr Ahrajs Bssgfat
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