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VOL. LV. NO. 252.
THE ARGUS. TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, 1900.
TllICE TWO CENTS.
CAPTAIN OF SIRIO
RESCUED BY FORCE
President Stickney of Great Wes
North Carolina Mob Fights Mil
itia and Lynches Three
Prevented From Sinking With Ship
tern Tells How Anti-Rebate
Law is Dodged.
Deeds of Heroism Rise Above
Declines the Democratic
President of Failed Chi
cago Bank is Being
HE MUST HAVE KNOWN
Depositors Losing Hope of Ever
Recovering Sums Aggre
Chicago, Aug. 7. President Paul O
Stensland of the Milwaukee Avenue
State bank will probably be arrested
as soon as he enters Chicago or can
be found. Bank Examiner Jones said
today that Stensland surely had guilty
knowledge of the looting of the bank
Twenty-two thousand depositors in the
bank are gradually losing hope of re
covering $4,200,000 they entrusted to
Gone to Canada. -
Detectives are now seeking the cash
ier, Henry W. Ilering, alleged embez
zler, and assert they have information
to the effect that Hering left for De
iron baiuraay mgnt wita Canada as
the ultimate destination.
There was a crowd of several hun
dred working people around the bank
this morning. Their evident misery
was accentuated by a drizzling rain.
Ak Alii In Search.
The following message has been sent
broadcast over the country by the po
lice: "Arrest for embezzlement Henry W.
Hering. cashier of the Milwaukee Ave
nue State bank; 40 to 45 years old, Ot
feet 2 inches tall, 275 pounds, stout
build, dark complexion, chestnut hair,
dark brown mustache, light suit. He
is a good dresser."
The, police department today sent
broadcast throughout the United
States a message giving a description
of President Stensland and asking for
his arrest. The message follows:
"Look out for and arrest for violating
the Illinois state banking law, Paul O.
Stensland. about 55 years old, 5 feet 9
or 10 inches in height, blue eyes, and
about 200 in weight. It is understood
he has shaven his beard and has u
smooth face. He is stout built and
wore when last seen a light suit and
straw hat. Light complexioned, tend
ing to sandy. Last hvard from at Du
luth." Warrant 'onl.
Justice Severson has issued a war
rant for the arrest of President Sten
sland on the charge of receiving de
posits after knowing the bank was in
solvent. Son A No (.one.
The siorior court today appointed
John C. Fetzer receiver for the closed
bank. The bill of complaint alleges
mismanagement by the officials. The
rumor that Theodore Stensland. son of
the president of the bank, had also dis
appeared grew today out of his failure
to keep an appointment with officials
of the police department, and search
for him was instituted.
Chicago, Aug. 7. A financial scandal
of tragic magnitude to 22,000 families
of toilers in the foreign quarters of the
northwest side was disclosed late yes
terday afternoon by the state bank ex
aminer in his investigation of the con
dition of the Milwaukee Avenue State
bank, which he had closed peremptori
ly earlier in the day.
With its principal executive officers
mysteriously absent from the city, and
with the cashier sought for embezzle
ment, and the president for guilty
knowledge of unlawful financial prac
tices, the bank holding more than J4,
000,000 of the savings, chiefly of poor
people is said to be beyond all hope
Vtnjm to Obtain KiKurra.
While the curernt report is that the
shortage of the institution is between
$750,000 and $1,000,000, Bank Exam
iner C. C. Jones, who is in charge, de
clared in the evening that this was only
a guess. It will require several days
to arrive at the value of the real as
sets and the amount of which the bank
has been looted.
RranltN la Tiro Oratha.
Chicago, Aug. 7. Two deaths yester
day followed close upon the crash of
the Milwaukee Avenue State bank.
One depositor dropped dead, probably
from heart disease, when he heard of
the failure, and another killed himself
with a revolver because his savings
Henry Koepke, a grocer, who lived
with his wife and two children at 1773
North Kedzie avenue, had $700 depos
ited, in the bank. He returned last
month with his family from a visit to
Germany and immediately opened a
grocery at 1773 North Kedzie avenue.
The trip to Germany and the pur-j
chase of stock for his store had ex-
URGES THAT IT BE STOPPED
Coal Carried at Cut Rates Between
Chicago and St. Paul "When
Boys Get Gay."
St. Paul, Aug. 7. "Instead of giving
rebates, the railroads now manipulate
their tariff schedules," declared Presi
dent Stickney of the Great Western, at
the hearing yesterday before the state
railroad and warehouse commission.
have-called the attention of the inter
state commerce commission to the fact
that the constant filing of new tariff
schedules by the companies ought not
to be allowed. Manipulation of these
schedules by railroads has been taking
the place of rebates."
Cnt Iubllnhed Ratea.
The whole discussion of the tempor
ary character of the freight schedules
now In effect all over the country was
precipitated by Commissioner Mana-
han asking Stickney if it were not true
that coal is carried between Chicago
and St. Paul at less than the published
rate of 10 cents. Stickney admitted this
was true, and, on being asked when, re
"Oh, that takes place when flie boys
BELL FOR THE NATION
Veterans of Blue and Gray at Atlanta
Take Initial Action in Unique
Atlanta. Ga., Aug. 7. A committee
has been appointed by the veterans of
the blue and gray of Atlanta for the
purpose of raising funds to have cast
a "harmony bell," which it is proposed
to hang at the capitol of the nation and
have it rung each year July 4, the first
ringing to be at the gathering of vet
erans and citizens at Washington. This
committee has addressed a letter to
different veterans associations of both
north and south asking their coopera
tion in making the movement a suc
ZI0N OWES VAST AMOUNT
First Detailed Statement of Indebted
ness Is Made to Investors.
Chicago, Aug. 7. The first detailed
statement of the indebtedness of Zion
City was given to the investors at a
meeting In the college building in Zion
City last evening. The table showed
a total of nearly $3,000,000, which it is
proposed by Voliva to pay by funding
the entire indebtedness for 18 years,
and to issue bonds bearing 6 per cent
interest. The proposition was accept
ed by an almost unanimous vote of the
850 investors present, there being but
two dissenting votes.
hausted his resources with the excep
tion of tHe few hundred dollars he had
on deposit in the Milwaukee avenue
Kllla IIIiiiHelf In a Saloon.
When Koepke learned that the bank
had been closed he believed his money
was lost. He went to the bank and
found a crowd of depositors at the
doors angrily bewailing their losses.
He was unable to get any satisfactory
answers from the policemen on guard,
whom he asked in regard to the prob
ability of the bank paying the deposi
tors. Discouraged with the outlook, he
went to Max Wolfs saloon, 1076 Mil
waukee avenue, entered a back room of
the barroom, arid shot himself.
Drop Dead la Telephone Hoot h.
John E. Visser, 37 years old, 772
Wrightwood avenue, was the other de
positor whose death was hastened by
the closing of the bank. After he had
heard the bank had suspended pay
ment he entered a telephone booth in
a drug store at 1599 Milwaukee ave
nue for the purpose of making further
inquiries by wire. He was suffering
from great excitement, and soon after
entering the telephone booth he drop
ped dead. I
MAJOR SCOFIELD A SUICIDE
Was Son of the Late Lieutenant Gen
San Francisco, Aug. 7. Major Wil
liam B. Schofield of the regular army,
son of the late Lieutenant General
Schofield, shot and killed himself in
this city yesterday afternoon. Scho
field was on leave of absence on ac
count of ill health.
Army of Potomac to Meet Oct. 18.
Washington, Aug. 7. The 37th an
nual reunion of the Society of e Ar
my of the Potomac will be held in this
city Oct. 18. The McClellan statue will
be unveiled. ' "
Cummins to Be Speaker.
Tulsa, I. T-, Aug. 7. Governor Cum
mins of Iowa has accepted an invita
tion to deliver an address at the labor
day celebration here.
AT IOWA CONVENTION
Warm Contest on at Waterloo
With Several Active
Waterloo, Iowa, Aug. 7. The entire
Interest in the democratic state con
vention centers in the nomination for
governor. It was announced today
Claude Porter of Centerville has con
sented to be a candidate. Friends of
George Ball and John Denison are ac
tive and confident, and the fight will
be carried into the convention.
The convention met in the chautau
qua coliseum, whih seats 5.000 people.
The coliseum was well filled, though
the attendance was decreased by
threats of rain. Caucuses for the se
lection of members of the committee
disclosed the fact that the conserva
tives have control of the convention.
Resolutions will be prepared by the
committee including Jeremiah B. Sul-
ivan of Des Moines; James B. Weaver
of Colfax; A. Matthews of Dubuque;
Senator Thomas Lambert of Sabula,
nd D. A. Lyons of Cresco.
foment In Committee.
There was but one caucus in which
there was a contest in the committee
in the Ninth district where J. J.
Hughes of Council Bluffs was elected
after a fight had been made on him as
not being a free silver man. This was
the only evidence of factionalism in the
caucuses. The delegates went to work
early devoting themselves in the main
to a fight over the nomination for gov
ernor. The socalled conservatives ral
lied around ex-Senator Ball, while the
.Bien who three years ngo cornered the
convention for Hear?t rallied around
Try to t.'et Ynu In.
Conservatives proposed ex-Senato:
Porter as compromise and then an
effort was made to have ex-Congressman
Wade enter the race. He refused
to do this and worked for Ball. When
the convention met it seemed certain
there would be more than one ballot oil
The convention was called to orde
by acting Chairman Miller of Waverly.
Prayer was offered by Rev. Father
Cooney of this city. Daniel Hamilton
of Sigourney, was named as temporary
Menwifcr to Ilryan.
The chairman was instructed to send
William J. Bryan at Venice, a message
extending the greeting of the Iowa
democrats and "best wishes for a safe
journey home." A recess was then
Fifth t Over Mormonlnm.
Coeur D'AIene. Idaho. Aug. 7.
When the state convention of Idaho's
democracy reassembled this morning
there was a prospect of fierce fighting
and bitter personalities. As to the
choice of candidates few seem to care.
The controversy is over the Mormon
ACCUSED OF BIG
STEAL OF FUNDS
Secretary of Union Trust Company of
Pittsburg Arrested in Can
ada. Toronto, Ont., Aug. 7. Clinton
Wray, secretary of the Union Trust
company of Pittsburg, Pa., was arrest
ed here today, accused of having stolen
over $125,000 of the company's funds.
suffragIsts IN SESSION
Twelve Countries Represented at Meet
frig of International League.
Copenhagen, Aug. 7. The third an
nual conference of the International
League of Women Suffragists opened
here today under the chairmanship of
Mrs. Carry E. Chapman, of Catt, New
York, president of the league, and will
hold daily sessions until Aug. 11, in
clusive. Twelve countries' are repre
sented. STORM CAUSES A WASHOUT
Illinois Central Track and Bridge Car
ried Away at Freeport.
Freeport, I1L Aug. 7. A heavy rain
washed away a portion of the Illinois
Central track on the Madison division
near here. Henry Bertalot was drowned
while going in a boat to rescue Robert
Musser, a banker, who was later saved.
Many persons were compelled to va
cate their homes. A railroad bridge
was washed away. " -----
Cartagena, Spain, Aug. 7. Further
reports concerning the sinking of the
Italian steamship Sirio, Buenos Ayres
bound, on Saturday on the rocks of
Hermigas Island bring details of many
deeds of heroism that loom above the
fearful scenes of brutality in the fight
for life. Men, women, and sometimes
children rose to the crisis in many in
stances and saved their frenzied com
panions from an otherwise watery
Captain Giuseppi Paradi, it now do-
velops, was forced by main strength
from going down with his vessel
When the vessel struck he mounted
the bridge and expressed his determin
ation to sink with the Sirio. But lie
was rescued in spite of his efforts.
The captain is G2 years old and has
had 45 years' experience in navigation.
He is said to have commanded the Per
seus, which sank off Cartagena. The
Sirio is considered a total loss.
Reckoning on the captain's state
ment that he had 772 souls aboard
C43 passengers and 127 in the crew
and the official statement of survivors
347 makes the death list todav 22
READY FOR G. A. R.
Committee on Arrangements Completes
Plans for Next Week's Re
union. Minneapolis, Aug. 7. Judge Ell Tor
rance, former commander-in-chief of
the G. A. R., and Wallace G. Nye, who
have been in charge of arrangements
for the" national encampment cf that
organization in Minneapolis next week.
today announced that their plans are
fully matured. The city will be fully
prepared to meet its full duty in con
nection with this great event.
FALLS DEAD WHEN
HE GETS GOOD NEWS
Aged New Yorker WJ-ose Condemned
Son Was Given Stay of Execution
New York. Aug. 7. Hart man Wen
zel, aged G5. overcome by heat and ex
citement, fell fainting from a stoop
last night and was killed. Wenzel was
a retired cabinet maker, and had one
n. a convicted murderer, condemned
to be executed. After great efforts
he succeeded so far as to obtain a stay
of execution. With this news he hur
ried to the house of his pastor. Rev.
Herman A. Schnatz who had helped
him get the reprive. As he stood at
the clergyman's door waiting to be ad
mitted he fell dead.
ROAD TO FIGHT LABOR LAW
Department of Justice Orders Prosecu
tions on Complaint of Unionists.
Washington, Aug. 7. The depart
ment of justice has announced that it
has received a large number of affida
vits from persons in Kentucky, Tennes
see and Alabama to the effect that the
Ivouisville &. Nashville railroad has
discharged, or threatened to discharge
employes because they were members
of labor unions. The department has
instructed the United States attorneys
in those states to commence proceed
ings under section 10 of the act of 1S!)8.
It is understood that the railroad com
pany will raise the question of the con
stitutionality of this section.
FIVE ADRIFT ON THE LAKE
Launch in Distress Missing at Walcott,
N. Y., on Ontario.
Wolcott, N. Y., Aug. 7. William
Dickey and two men and two women,
names unknown, are adrift somewhere
on Lake Ontario In Dickey's gasoline
launch. Sunday night the launch in
distress was spoken by two men in a
canoe, and asked for aid. Assistance
was sent quickly from shore, but the
launch could not be found.
TWO KILLED IN TRAIN WRECK
Cincinnati and New York Limited on
Line in Fatal 'Crash.
Pittsburg, Pa., Aug. 7. The Cincin
nati and New York limited on the Pitts
burg, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Iuis
railroad was wrecked while entering
this-city at about 11 o'clock last night.
Two persons were killed.
TEXAS FLOOD MAY-PROVE WORST
DISASTER SINGE THAT OF GALVESTON
St. Louis, Aug. 7. A Post Dispatch
Fort Worth special says: "Twenty-five
people are known, to have been drown
ed, hundreds were rendered homeless
and half a million dollars' worth of
property was destroyed a a result of
Those Over 30,000 Pop
ulation Owe More
IS $56.97 PER CAPITA
Interesting Facts and Figures
Regarding Leading Mu
nicipalities. Washington, Aug. 7. The census bu
reau today issued a bulletin on statis
tics for 1961 of cities having a popula
tion of over ."O.Oftn, the cities covered
numbering 131. Of these New York
held the largest land area, 201,21S
acrws. New Orleans with 125.C0O acres
and Chicago with 114,932 ranking next
Hoboken, with S2." acres, had the small
est land area.
(rent loorrme In KxpeiiMex.
Tlfc; total corporate expenditures of
the 1 cities for the fiscal year 1904.
exclusive of payments by one depart
ment city to another, were $554,440,000,
of which those of New York constitut
ed $107,000,000, or one-tenth. The
total expenditures showed an increase
of $27,109,000, or 5.S per cent, over
1903. The increase for the single eity
of New York during the two vears
ending 1904, was $37,904,000, or 44.U
per cent of the total increase. In 151
cities the amount spent for permanent
works increased almost G per cent over
Xfiv York kh MonI.
Though New York has only twice
the population of Chicago, its current
expenses are nearly four times as
great. The next six largest cities of
the country, together expend less than
New York, though Chicago is a third
again as large as Philadelphia, the lat
tor's running expenses are rlightsy
greater. Of the running expenses of
151 cities 01.7 per cent went for sala
ries and wages, and 3S.3 for all other
How Mono- 1m ItaiMeil.
The total receipts were $591,170,000.
of which $172,421,000 or 79.5 per cent
were from taxes and other revenues,
and $1 A, 752.000 or 20.5 per cent from
loans imtearing the indebtedness. Re
ceipts from municipal industries such
as gas and water works, and other com
mercial revenues amounted to $11
Of municipal industries, by far the
most important are water works. They
are reported by 108 of 151 cities and
their value constitutes C;!.S per cent oi
the aggregate value of all municipal in
dustry properties. The cities shown
to be in the irrigation business three
had toll bridges, two operate municipal
ferries, one running a stone quarry and
crusher, and one having a municipal
asphalt plant. "The aggregate value of
properties of all municipal industries
as here reported was $79u.571.000.
Debt Ik IIhitj-.
The aggregate debt of 151 cities at
the close of the year wan $1,531,403,000
the debt less sinking funds, $1,228,217.-
000, more than one-fourth greater than
the national debt. The per capita debt
les sinking funds was $50.97.
FORCED INTO GERMAN ARMY
Carmi, III., Man Visits Old Home and
Carmi, 111., Aug. 7. Dr. A. Weinberg,
who mysteriously disappeared 10
months ago and who has been mourned
as dead, has been heard from. He is
In London and said that he had visited
his old home in Germany, where he
was recognized and . impressed into
service in the army, which he had fled.
He again escaped, and, boarding a ves
sel, made his way to London. He is
without funds and will return as soon
as money is sent him.
Catholic University is Sued.
Washington, D. C, Aug. 7. Suit has
been instituted in the supreme court of
the District of Columbia to compel the
Catholic University of America to re
linquish securities aggregating $S70,
108, said to have been given the univer
sity by the late Thomas E. Waggaman
a short time before proceedings in
bankruptcy were begun against him.
The suit was begun by Thoma-s I.
Stealey and others.
a flood in South Texas today, when the
Colorado river was forced out of Its
banks by heavy rains.
"The death list is growing hourly,
and it Is believed to be the worst dis
aster sinse the Galveston flood."
ACCUSED OF KILLING FAMILY
Angry Citizens Pay No Attention to
Volley That Kills One of
Charlotte. N. C, Aug. 7. In the face
of a rain of bullets from a company of
militia, a mob at Salisbury f-tormrd
the jail last night and secured five ne
groes suspected of murder, three of
whom wire lynched. One member of
the meib was fatally wounded.
Murdered n White I'nmii).
The negroes are: accused of the. mur
der of the family of S. Lyerly. Ever
4nce the affair feeling 1ias been at fe
ver heat. Accordingly, when t lie ne
groes were arrested the excitement
readied its highest pitch. Last night
crowds began gathering on the streets.
Soon leaders we re found who led them
toward the jail.
Mllltlu I 'Ire on Molt.
Around the jail had been posted a
company ejf militia to protect the ne
groes. As the mob advanced the cemi-
niander oi the troops gave the com
mand to halt.- It was ignored. Then
the soldiers opened fire.
In spite of this, though, the lynchers
rushed forward, battered down the
doors, and secured the negroes.
Xeace and John Gillespie and "Jack"
Dredingham were led a short distance
from town, strung up to trees, and
their bodies riddled with bullets.
NcRro'x ArroHt 1'xHIcm Town.
Madisonville, Ky., Aug. 7. Great ex
citement was caused last night over the
arrest of Joe Cushionberry, a negro,
charged with assaulting Miss Myrtle
Fugate of the Free Hendy ford neigh
borhood a few days ago. The eifficers
believe they have the right man under
arrest. Miss Fugate will come hero to
identify him. If the young woman says
Cushionberry Is guilty a lynching will
TRIP IN AMERICA
Dr. Thomas and Roy Knabenshue Fly
240 Miles in Night and Fore
nocn. Brant Rock, Mans., Aug. 7. Hetwe'on
midnight Sunday night and noon yes-
crday- Dr. Jul ian P. Thomas, accom
panied by Itoy Knabenshue, in his big
balloem Virvana flew from New York
hither, a distance of 240 miles. This
is said to be the longest trip ever made
by a passenger balloem in the I'nited
State. In e very respect the flight was
successful. Especially was it so in re
gard to Dr. Thomas' guide rope, where
by the balloon rose or fell at the will
of the occupants. This new invention
of the doctor worked like u charm.
Of prime importance to aeronautics.
Dr. Thomas said, was the fact that by
means of his guide rope he and Kna
benshue were enabled to alight at Xo
ark. Conn.. 100 miles from here, for
bakfast find refreshment, and then to
resume their journey.
FIGHT A DUEL BUT
Generals Andre and Negrier of French
Army Fail Id Settle Affair of
Paris, Aug. 7. Generals Andre and
Xegrier fought a duel with pistols to
day. Audio fired without hitting .his
opponent and Xegrier declined to fire.
The principals left the field unrecon
ciled. ANOTHER BIGGEST VESSEL
Hamburg-American Line to Outdo the
Belfast, Ireland. Aug. 7. It is re
ported that the Hamburg-American
line has given an order to Harland &.
Wolff to construct a steamer larger
than the Cunard liner Lusitania. The
Lusitania is 730 feet long, 88 feet beam,
its molded depth is CO feet C inches,
draft 33 feet, and it is of 40,000 tons
Is Called "John D." Objects.
Rockferd, III., Aug. 7. iir. .Fames H.
Jackson may bear a resemblance to the
published photographs of John D. Rock
efeller, but he does nqt fancy being
told of it In public. At any rate he ap
peared as the complaintant in the po
lice court yesterday against Joseph
Leonard, Reynolds Ben. and lee Bro
lingcr, whom he charged with calling
him "John D." The trio pleaded guilty
and were fined, the fine being suspend
ed on condition th-.it they refrain from
mistaking the phjLician for the oil
Sugar is Advanced.
Xew York, Aug. 7. All grades of re
fined sugar have been advanced 10
cents per 10 pounds.
Russian Revolutionists at
IN OTHER CITIES ALSO
New Manifesto Issued by Num
ber of Former Members
St. Petersburg, Aug. 7. The work
men's council has decided to call off
the strike In St. Petersburg. The an
nouncement will be issued tonight or
tomorrow. The action doeu not apply
to the provinces, but the-re is little
doubt the workmen there will follow
St. Petersburg's example.
Ihmiic rw Mnnlfralo.
St. Petersburg. Aug. 7. The former
deputies composing the social demo
cratic and labor parties, Polish and
Jewish eemmittc'S, and various revo
lutionary bodies in an urgent appeal
for constitutional rule have issued the
following joint manifesto:
"To the Whole Xation: Citize-ns, a
fortnight has elapsed since the gove'rn
ment dissolved the lower bouse of par
liament. It laughed at the national
representation and set the whole peo
ple at defiance. Russia has received
this new crime of the autewratic power
in sullen silence. The government re
joices! at this victory, but the thunder
of guns at Sveaborg aird Cronstadt
proved this rejoicing to be premature.
"The army and the navy have raided
the standard of insurrection against
the epprcssors rf the people. Therour
of the guns at Sveaborg and Cronstadt
has given the signal for a new pan
Russian attack on the autocracy. A
new and decisive M niggle for land and
liberty has begun. The lessons of the
past will not have been in vain.
"The imperial n;an:festo fif Oct. 30
proved deceitful, and a 'state duma' is
without authority, and unable to satis
fy n single national need.
Clin 1 1 " for o4hlnic.
"The people fee now they can hope
for and expert nothing so long as the
state power is in the hands of itu ene
mies. The object is not an unauthori
tative parliament, but a constituent as
sembly, with full powers, elected by
universal, equal, direct, and 6eeret suf
frage. The people muft apply them
selves. "Citizens, all, to whom freedom Is
dear, we carl upon you for a decisive
struggle against the government of the
emperor, for a national government,
and for land and liberty. We call upon
you for a general strike, to cast down
the imperial government and the au
thorities depending thereon.
"iAjng live the general strike and the
decisive struggle for national power."
RAN TO LOOK; IS KILLED
Shot Fired to Call Police When Team
sters Fight Kills Chicago Woman.
Chicago, Aug. 7. A quarrH betwNen
two teamsters yesterday as to who
should have the right of way ia the
street was . responsible for the death
of Mrs. Anna Keowski, a domestic era
ployed on the third floeir of an apart
ment building half a block from the
disturbance. When the trouble bean,
John Milkowskl, a grocer, txk a pJxtoI
from his poo&et and flrd threw shots in
the air to call the police. When Mr.
Keemski heard the noise she ran to a
window and looked out. As she was
leaning over the edge of the building
one of the bullets struck' her In the
temple, killing her instantly.
SMITH RATIFIED BY NEW
SCHOOL BOARD AT PEORIA
Moline Man Wins by Vets of 15 to 1
and in Address Accepts the
O. T. Smith of Moline, was ejected
superintendent of the schioJ of Peoria
to succeeel X. C. Deiugherty, now in tho
penitentiary, at the. meeting of the
new school board last night, thus af
firming the action of the old board, th
election of which had been declared Il
legal and in consideration of which
Mr. Smith had declined to accept. The
voe was 15 lo 1 in favor of Mr. Smith,
one memuer ueclining to vote. ir.
Smith delivered a short address ac-eeptin-s
the office. He will" be in Me
lino this evening to attend the tn?et-
ing of the school board there and clote
his affair and will then remove perma
nently to Peoria,
Former Solicitor Dead.
Olean, N. Y., Aug. 7. Charles S.
Cary, solicitor of the treasury under
" President Cleveland, died today.