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THE HOOK TBISIS7P3I5TJP. SATURDAY MAY 11. IE39.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W. POTTER.
Saturday. May 11. 1889.
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New York City, May 2, 1889. Mon
day morning promised rain, but the day
was fairly "clear and pleasant, a strong
westerly breeze blowing as the naval pro
cession got nnder way from Elizabeth
port. No accident occurred to hinder
the prompt routine of disembarkation at
Wall street, and then the huge ironclads
steamed up the North river, the excur
sion steamers up the East river, whistles
blowing, bunting flying and guns boom
ing overy foot of the way. The number
of flags and the quantity of decoration
in New York was something unexampled
and far exceeded any display of the kind
I ever saw, either in April, 1875, at Bos
ton; 1876, at Philadelphia, or the con
clave, Knights Templars in Chicago in
1880. Ward McAllister's 400 staid away
from the ball that evening, as a body, and
consequently there was less snobbery,
were fewer diamonds and much better
feeling than might have been expected.
It is too bad that such unrepresentative
EiroKmaniacs had anything to do with
this ball, which might have been made a
really enjoyable American affair, but of
the tweutv-four dance numbers, fifteen
men by German musicians, one Italian,
three French, one English, two Hunga
rian and two (Thorne and Corbin) per
haps American, probably not. The bill
of fare contained 19S word, and of these
every one but "Mariana sandwiches.
Washington and (twice) white seal .green
seal, extra, Apollinaris and geisler,"
twelve in all, was French, and of those
twelve none stood alone, hut all were
used as part of a French viand or drink,
excepting "geisler," which is German,
and the word "Apolinaris," which is cer
tainly long enough and sober enough to
stand alone anywhere. And this was an
The second day was truly American
and entirely satisfactory to the subscri
ber throughout. Fifty thousand men met
at Wall street, and prompt to the second
General Schofield started his column on
the stroke of ten. The brave old gen
eral, his brilliant stafl and a troop of
Lulled states cavalry, appeared at
Bleecker street before 11a. m , and the
people, evidently very much surprised to
see the procession on time, seemed dnzed
and didn't know quite whom they were,
but when the West Pointers hove in sight
New York broke loose in one grand howl
of enthusiasm. Cadet Normoyle the
Rock Island boy. who will be (luck with
bim) Lieut. Normoyle within three
months, in the front rank of the first
platoon, looked heartier, more sun
burned and more soldierly than any
other in his company. I saw Cadet
Flagler, son of Col. D. W. Flagler, in D.
companv, a tall, handsome fellow.
Lieut. Barrett, Third artillery. U. S. A.,
was a well known face in the next corps:
he was appointed a cadet from the Dav
enport district and graduated with honor
at the U. S. M. A.
The troops marched in order of states
signing the constitution and there was no
halt in the line until the reviewing stand
on Union Square was reached. There
the line waited one hour for the president
to appear, he being detained at St. Paul's
church and at the sub-treasury building
(site of Liberty hall) by the tedious ser
vice, and Chauncey M. Depew's oration.
The marching was magnificent and the
fastest rate maintained throughout the
dsy was recorded in a street parade in
this country (or probably any other)
9,500 men passing (fronts of 24) in one
hour. The pace was killing on the miser
able Belgian pavement of Broadway and
Fifth avenue and some of the best troops
did not do themselves justice. Nothing
could break the U. S. cadets or the sin
gle regiment of Michigan cadets from
Orchard Lake school, but the Seventh
New York and Fifth Maryland with the
white uniformed Texans didn't do them
selves credit at any point.
Gov. Foraker, of Ohio. Gov. Fitz Hugh
Lee, of Virginia, and ex-President Cleve
land got about as much cheering as any
of the notables. The Ohio troops as a
body, in fatigue uniforms and heavy
marching order, did the best general
marching I saw. Ford's zouaves from
Chicago did well, but not as well as I've
seen them do.
In sight of me a dozen women fainted
and were carried to ambulances and all
the three days the hospital carts have been
tearing about, an unusual number of cas
ualties having occurred, though the police
have had a very quiet time indeed; no
nibts and a very orderly, good nalured
The great civic parade contained a
great many foreigners, there being some
24,000 Germans in line, 10,000 Irishmen,
some thousand Italians and perhaps 4,000
other foreigners. The educational fea
ture of the parade was Columbia college,
as a body, and 4.000 public school chil
dren. The floats were magnificent and
cosily and represented all sorts of alle
gorical subjects ejrery one foreign be
sides numberless series descriptive of the
coming of the various bands of settlers to
this country, the German series being far
the best. The Liederkrauz paid $1,200
for decorating a single car. The Arion
society's cars had a number of handsome
girls in costume.
The New York World's great sphere
rolled by twelve men around its axis.and
so great in diameter as to be caught by
the electric wires several times, attracted
well deserved applause everywhere. The
crowd was prodigious and the accidents
frequent and varied some very funny.
I saw a high dry goods box of light
material bought for $1 by six persons
three being women. As soon as all were
well upon it and enjoying the view, it
mashed out flat, bringing down not only
the occupants, but several unwary by
standers in the general ruin. No one
Bishop Potter, of New York, is being
very severely criticized for his alleged
unpatriotic sermon at St. Paul's church
before the president, and the general
feeling seems to be that New York has
gathered together its resources and put
forth its mighty strength in giving a sort
or cosmopolitan show not wittingly nor
willingly, but because her selection of
leaders has fallen npon those imbued
with any other ideas than those of repub
lican simplicity, grandeur and unity.
O. M. Curtis.
Many of the recognized authorities in
civil as well as military circles say, "The
malarial disease is most dangerous in that
tbe kidneys are most liable to break
down." Such men as Dacosta. Atkin
son and Pepper, professors in our leading
medical schools, and Soidaton, surgeon
general in the Russian army. Woodward,
surgeon general in our American army,
peak of malaria as a direct complication
of chronic Blight's disease. The kid
neys must be kept free from disease and
tbe poisonous germs of malaria; they
mast act normally in cleansing the blood,
for 65 gallons of it passes through them
every hour. People in malarial localities
recover frem both the cause and effect of
malaria by using Warner's Safe Cure.
Every person, in the spring or fall, who
has either kidney disease or malaria,
should use Warner's Safe Cure aa a pre
A "furnished gentleman's place to
rent" is advertised in a New York paper.
Weather All Wroi.
Signal Service People Lose
STRANGE FREAKS OF OLD HEMS.
Remarkable Variations of Temperature,
Wounri t'p With a Robutt Gale and
Heavy Rain Building Wrecked and
Eife Lnt In Pennsylvania, New Tork and
New England Fatal Lightning Flaahea
A Circus Tent Itlown Down and Sev
eral Performer Hart.
Nxw York, May 1L Yesterday was the
warmest 10th of May in eighteen years. All
record fad to show that on any previous
10th of May, within the period named, the
temperature reached 85 degrees by noon as
it did yesterday. The weather officers are
puzzled at the peculiar meteorological con
dition that prevails. Storms, according to
their calculations, should be raging where
clear skies prevail In places where it was
warm to an uncomfortable degree Thursday
it was snowing yesterday.
A Wide Range ol Temperature,
At points within only a few hundred miles
of each other yesterday morning the temper
ature varied from below freezing to summer
heat. At 8 o'clock in the morning nearly
two inches of snow had fallen at Denver,
Col. In Wyoming snow fell nearly all Thurs
day. Two hundred miles to the northeast
of Denver the temperature was 70, and in
the lake region, where it is fashionable to
wear furs and seal skin sacques till June, the
weather was just as warm as at Key West
Both regions had clear skies and even tem
peratures at 70 degrees.
The Signal Officer Stumped.
Rergt Dunn, stationed on the top of the
Equitable building, was called on by a United
Press reporter yesterday with regard to the
intolerably hot weather at this unseasonable
period. The sergeant said: "It is very re
markable. At this time, or between May 8
and 14, we usually have a cold spell or 'blos
som storm,' Thi9 season we undoubtedly got
the cold many weeks earlier than usual; then
this section of summer followed. We have
had no rain for eleven days, and I am afraid
the crops will suffer severely unless rain sets
in soon. No heavy rains are in sight, though
there may be rain to-morrow."
(lot Both Wind and Rain.
The day was intensely hot, but about 5
o'clock a sudden wind storm came up and
cooled the air, but did considerable damage
to skyligbU, signs, etc. Several small craft
were overturned in the bay, but no loss of
life was reported. A heavy rain followed
Pilown from a Building and Killed.
Rochester, N. Y., May 11. At Goneseo
yesterday a wind storm blew three work
men from a church building. They fell forty
feet, and one imm.-d Rood was killed and the
Hurt by Flying Debris.
Elmira, N. Y., May 11. A heavy storm
passed over this section yesterday afternoon,
damaging many buildings. Several persons
were hurt by flying debris, and Jacob Metz
ger, a merchant, severely injured by his car
riage being blown over.
HAVOC IN PENNSYLVANIA.
Buildings Blown Iown In a Number of
Places Fatal Casualties.
W11.LIAM8PORT, Pa, May 11. A sudden
storm yesterday caused a panic' in the large
audience at Barnuiu's circus. None of the
audience was seriously hurt, though some
were more or less bruised. Some of the per
formers were injured as portions of the tent
were blown down. The performers injured
were Ichato, a Japanese, head and body in
jured; Miss Mollie Thompson, hit in face by
a stake; Miss Nellie Flynn, nose broken;
Master E. French; rib broken; Miss Lillie
Deacon, knocked senseless by a pole; George
Marks, scalp wound. Loss estimated at $10,
0O0. A number of buildings in the city were
Caught I nder a Falling Building,
Eastoh, Pa., May 10. A-cycloiie yester
day af ternonn uflftloted trees and unroofed
buildings in this vicinity. Mrs. David E.
Warding and her son were badly injured by
a bill-board which was blown down upon
Had a Narrow Escape.
Scnbury, Pa., May 1L The stortn was
very severe in this city, many buildings be
ing damaged. Cine end of the Clement house
fell into the street and several persons nar
rowly escaped injury.
Panic In a Silk Mill.
P0TTSVII.1.E, Pa., May 11. A terrific wind
and raiu storm damaged many buildings in
this city about 4 p.m. yesterday. A panic
occurred among the girls in the silk mill and
Bailie Reichart was thrown down a flight of
stairs and seriously injured. Work had to
be suspended for the day.
Pittsburg Catches a Whin.
PlTTSBCRO, Pa., May 11. A heavy storm
late yesterday afternoon did considerable
damage in this city and vicinity. The day
had been so hot that many glass and iron
workers were compelled to stop work.
Wife and Daughter Stunned.
PrrrsBCRO, Pa., May 1L A Newcastle
special says the storm did considerable dam
age there. Ex-County Treasurer Reynolds'
house was struck by lightning, and his wife
and daughter stunned.
Two Tersnns Killed by Lightning.
PoT!isviLLK,Pa.,May 11. During the storm
at Mahoney City yesterday a Polish miner
named Retz was killed by lightning and two
others struck, but not fatally injured.
Hcbqcehanka, Pa., May 11. During a
severe storm yesterduy afternoon William
Clapper, of Oulf Summit, N. Y., was killed
Many Buildings Wrecked.
Shamokis, Pa., May 11. A tornado at
8:35 p. ni. yesterday wrecked many buildings,
including eight new unoccupied tenement
THE STORM ELSEWHERE.
Emma Juch. Shocked by Lightning A
Bridge Blown Down.
Rutland, Vt, May 11. A sudden storm
came up yesterday afternoon and light
ning shattered a building at the marble
quarries, where Miss Emma Juch, the vocal
ist, and some friends had taken refuge. They
were stunned but not injured.
Dropped Down on Dea Moines.
Deb Moines, la., May lL A cycloos
came down tbe west bank of the Des Moines
river yesterday afternoon, keeping at a high
altitude until Court avenue was reached,
when it struck the building occupied by
WarHold & Howell as a wholesale house.
The wind tore the tin roof into small
squares, carrying them 10 tbe southwest
distance of three or four blocks. About two
thirds of the roof was rolled np into a large
mass at tne west side of tbe building, part of
it overhanging tbe walla
Bridge Swept Away.
Point op Rocks, Md., May 11. Tbe new
iron bridge in process of construction across
tbe Potomac to the Virginia side was swept
away by tbe storm last evening. Charles
Beamer and Augustus Carter, two workmen,
were badly hurt. '
Eleven Cows Cremated. " "
Leominster, Mass., May 11. A terrific
storm at 7 p. m. yesterday damaged many
buildings, and Wheeler's large barn was set
on fire by lightning and burned, with eleven
Cows and other stock.
THE HUSBANDMAN'S WORK.
It Is In an Encouraging State of Advance
ment Condition of Wheat.
Washington Citt, May 11 According
to the report of the agricultural dedartment
yesterday the condition of winter wheat has
advanced from 94 to 90, and rye from 93.9 to
96.5. The general average of winter barley
is MSB; of spring pasture, 6; of mowing
bu ds, 93.3.
Percentages of Condition.
The winter wheat of the Ohio valley, while
fit Iy maintaining its April position, has had
a leant supply of moisture, and fears of fu-tuj-e
decline of condition are entertained in
raw of a continued deficiency of rainfall
Tie percentages of condition in states of
principal production are: Ohio, 90; Michi
gan 92; Indiana, 95; Illinois, 98; Missouri,
HS: Kansas, 98.- Chinch bugs are reported
in Missouri and Kansas, and in some in
stances elsewhere, without any indication of
8rlng Ploughing Ahead of the Record.
Spring ploughing is much further advanced
thf n on May 1 of last year. The percentage
of ploughing, in preparing the seed bed, and
planting spring crops, which has already
bef n done, is 83.6 per cent, leaving one-sixth
to lie done in May and June, mainly in north
err latitudes. Last year the percentage was
74. 'I The average of a series of recent yean
ha.' been about 77. This season is, therefore,
Decided a Civil Rights Case.
Washington Citt, May 11. The inter
state commerce commission has decided the
case of William H. Heard (colored) against
the Georgia Railway company. Heard com
plained that he was compelled to ride from
At anta to Augusta in a second-class, dirty,
smoking and passenger compartment car,
alt lough he was traveling on a firsts last
ticket. Commissioner Bragg, who prepared
the opinion of the commission, holds that the
rai road company violated the law in not
providing cars for the white and colored pas
pei gers equal in comfort. An order was is
sue! directing the Georgia company to at
one e cease subjecting its colored passengers
to uch undue prejudice and disadvantage.
Washington Citt, May 1L The presi
dei t appointed a batch of United States at-
trneys, marshals, collectors, etc., yesterday,
am ng them the following: Levi S. Wilcox,
of Illinois, collector of internal revenue for
the Eighth district of Illinois; James M.
Townsend, Richmond, Ind., recorder of the
geceral land office; Lars K. Aaker, of Min
nesota, receiver of public moneys at Crook
stoi, Minn.; Robert S. Robertson, of Indi
ans , member of tbe board of registration and
election in the territory of Utah.
A Big Job of Counting Wealth.
Washington City. May 1L Immediately
aftxr the close of busines to-day the count ol
(he tellers' cash at the treasury department
hen will begin. On Monday morning Mr
Houston will be sworn in as United State
treasurer and Mr. Hyatt will retire. The
gre-it undertaking of counting the silver and
securities in tbe vaults of the treasury will
then commence. It is probable that thit
woi k will continue for five months.
Walker Blaine Corroborates Enander.
Washington Citt, May 11. Mr. Walkei
Bla ne stated yesterday afternoon that there
was absolutely no truth In the published re
port that the Danish government had pro
test xl against the appointment of Mr. Euan
der. of Chicago, as minister to Denmark.
The Cronin Case Seems To Be Anothei
Sort or Criminal Affair.
CrllCAOO, May 11. The police arrested
mat. named Frank G. Woodruff yesterday oc
the charge of horse stealing. Last evening
the prisoner confessed to having stolen a
'joie and wagon from Dean's barn, 40t
Welter avenue, about 1 o'clock on Sundaj
morning last, and soon after met by appoint
ment Dr. P. A. Cronin, William King, and
Did: Fairburn at the barn in the rear of tbt
residence at 528 North State street.
The Bloody Trunk.
A trunk containing the body of a womac
was placed in tbe wagon, into which Kinp
and Fairburn then entered with Woodruff,
leaving Dr. Cronin at tbe barn. Woodrun
then drove the body end his two companions
to Lincoln park, where King and Fairburoj
removed the corpse from the trunk, and
Wotdruff drove on alone to tbe place in
Eva iston avenue where the empty trunk wat
found some hours afterward.
The Victim In the Case.
From conversations between Cronin, King
and Fairburn, which Woodruff overheard,
he judged that tbe body was that of a woman
who had been killed by an abortion, perbape
performed by Dr. Cronin. The police are
investigating to discover whether the
wealthy man residing at 528 North State
strei t, from where the body was taken, is in
any way implicated in tbe affair.
Le Caron Claims Friendship.
Losdon, May 11. Le Caron, who testified
for The Times before The Times commission,
declares that he and Dr. Cronin, who has
mysteriously disappeared from Chicago,
were the closest of friends. Le Caron be
lieve) that Cronin has been killed, and that
the f -iendship between himself and the doc
tor may account for the mystery.
Chicago, May 11. Regarding the above
Dr. ( Yonin's friends declare it to be false and
that Cronin was always a bitter enemy of Le
The Doctor Seen in Toronto.
Toronto, May 11. C. T. Long, who has
known Dr. P. H. Cronin for three years,
clain s to have met him on the street here
yesterday, but the doctor denied his identity.
He appeared to be a very sick man and
talkel irrationally. Cronin and an unknown
lady left for Hamilton yesterday afternoon.
Popularity Perilous In Corea.
Sa Francisco, May II. Advices from
Corea state that at Teko, April 13, 100 con
stable beat a man named Boku to death be
cause he bad paid the entire tax levy of his
Tillage, tbe people being too poor to pay it
The government believed Boku was seeking
popularity, and thought best to put him out
of tho way. The enraged townspeople there
upon attacked the constables, killed a num
ber of them, and wounded the survivors.
The military finally restored order.
Chicago, May 11. It is reported that the
Anarchists propose to deluge the city with
inflammatory circulars on Decoration Day,
thedf.te decided upon for the formal unveil
ing ol tbe policemen's monument in the Hay
markoL Two hundred thousand hand-bills,
print d in German and English, and worded
much after the style of the circular recently
received by Chief of Police Hubbard are, it is
said, lieing printed for distribution. Tbe po
lice authorities will arrest all persons found
distributing the literature in the street or
other public places.
Fire at Columbus, O.
Col CM bus. O., May 11. The building of
tbe Ciise Milling Machinery company, to
gether with all the machinery used in manu
factui ing and a large stock of finished goods,
was burnod last night Loss, estimated at
$(30,009; insurance, $5,000. A number of
small residence buildings adjoining the works
were ulso consumed.
Southern Blemnrlal Day.
Ch j RLK8TON, S. C, May 11. Memorial
Day as observed here yesterday with the
usual ceremonies at Magnolia cemetery,
where the Confederate dead are buried. The
attendance was very large. The ceremonies
included religious exercises and tbe decora
tion ol' the graves by the young ladies of the
Scores on the Ball Field.
Chicago, May 11. Tbe League base ball
play in g yesterday gave the following records :
At Cleveland Indianapolis 5, Cleveland 4;
at Chicago Pittsburg 8, Chicago 10; at
Bostot New Tork 7, Boston 5; at Philadel
phia Washington 8, Philadelphia 0.
Ami rioan association; At Cincinnati
Athletic 0, Cincinnati 10; at Kansas City
Baltinorei, Kansas City 3; at St Louis
Columbus 5, St Louis 16; at Louisville
Brooklyn 10, Louisville 8.
Wes ern league: At rJt Paul Milwaukee
S, St Paul 13; all other games postponed ow
ing to -ain and snow.
Funeral of Count Tolstoi.
St. :Pktxrsburq, May 1L Toe funeral of
Count Tolstoi, the late minister of the inter
ior, toe k place Friday. The csar was present
at the funeral ceremonr. Tbe czar has
donated tbe sum of 800,000 roubles to Conn
luuwiiuiiiiiiiiui uv,uuu roaoim n umn 1 . j v mi-i fc
tesa To stoi, and in addition a yearly pension 1 ftnd couId haTB more T bey
at vat . it J r raVAt4lvsms4
of 6,001 roubles.
CHOSE A NEW SPEAKER.
The IUInota Boose Changes 0airaa
Springfield, His., May 1L The matter
of interest in the house yesterday was the re
signation of the speaker, A. C. Matthews, who
lias been appointed to office at Washington
City, and tbe election of his successor. Tbe
speaker called Partridge to the chair shortly
after the house convened and retiring to a
desk sent a communication to the secretary
tendering his resignation, expressing his re
gret at dissolving his connection with the
house, thanking the members for their help
and support during his incumbency and
giving them bis kindest wishes and regards.
The resignation was accepted, and the ex
speaker then nominated J. H. Miller, of
Stark county, as his successor, tbe Demo
crats nominating Clayton E. Crafts, of
Cook. A roll-call showed 07 votes for Miller
and 53 for Crafts, and the new speaker was
escorted to the chair and made a short ad
dress of thanks for the honor conferred upon
The busines of legislation was then re
sumed, and the bill to organize and regulate
savings banks failed te pass. Combs, rising
to a question of privilege, said that the state
ment made in a Springfield paper that he
used the finger howl te drink out of at dinner
at the executive mansion was an unmiti
gated lie. Tbe bill amending the law relat
ing to the motive power of horse and dummy
railways was passed. An appropriation of
190,000 to the Soldiers' Orphans' home was
passed, and an attempt to bring up the bill
to compel street car companies to sell twenty
five tickets for $1 was defeated. The bill re
quiring judges to be duly .licensed attorneys
at law failed to pass, but the bill to regulate
accident insurance companies got through.
An attempt to suspend the rules and read
Adams' county option bill tbe second time
was defeated, and after some miscellaneous
business, tbe bouse adjourned to Monday
After an attempt in the senate to amend
the bill requiring payment of wages to be
made semi-monthly, so as to permit contracts
for payment at longer periods, the bill was
sent to third reading in 'its original form.
The Chicago drainage bill was made special
order for May 15, and tbe senate adjourned
to Monday evening.
iMt aooiUM-IRlSH CONGRESS.
Blue and Gray Ilennlon Corporal Tan
ner's Remarks Other Incidents.
Columbia, Tenn., Mny 11. The proceed
ings of the Scotch-Irish congress yesterday
were opened by atf address from Dr. D. C.
Kelley, of Nashville, who spoke for the
south in the reunion of the blue and the gray.
Dr. Kelley traced in a masterly manner the
birth and growth of constitutional liberty,
which be claimed sprang from the Scotch-'
Irish Presbyterians in Cromwell's time. He
spoke of the famous men of Scotch-Irish de
scent who bad held high rank in the wars in
this country, a:id euloizad them all.
Corporal Tanner's Address.
Dr. Ke ley was followed by Commissioner
of Pensions Tanner in a lengthy speech. He
prefaced his remarks with some allusions to
the many incidents that American history
affords of the magnificent manner in which
on American soil the representatives of the
Scotch-Irish race had upheld their reputa
tion. He then paid a compliment to Presi
dent Harrison, "the brosd-gauged, patriotic
statesman, firm in the determination to t
president of the whole country, no less anxi
ous for the prosiK-rity of Tennessee than of
Indiana, of Missisnippi and the Carolinas as
well as of New York and Ohio," and pre
dicted the happiest results as proceeding
naturally from "the hijh plane of statesman
ship 01 which I lie presi lent moves."
The Great Itccoucilintlun.
H' then spoke of the raliltions of tbe blue
and the gray, sayin-j that above all tilings
thev wore proud that they w:re American
citiziis. History d:d not show a similar
spectacle to the uiiifir-ation of the people of
this c xintry afier the ravages of war bad
paswelaway. Itthe reconstruction of the
country bad been turned over at Lee's sur
render to the two lines of men dressed in
blue aud dressed iu gi ay the questions at
issue would have l vn settled honorably,
amicably and lastingly, and the politicians
would have been out of business during tbe
whole of the reconstruction jienal.
KegardliiK Small Fennions.
- Shaking of the pension list the commis
sioner referred to the fact that thousands of
pensioners were drawing pensions ranging
from $3.75 to $1 per month, but he felt
thankful that there rested in his finger tips
some power, and said that as soon as ossible
he intended to call in every one of these cer
t.ficates and reissue them on tbe basis of the
truth that 110 man ought to be down on tbe
pension roll of the United States for less
than the miserable pittance of $1 per week,
Flowers for the Speaker.
The speaker, at tbe close, was presented
with a handsome bunch of southern flowers
by one of the southern ladies present L. K.
McClure, of Philadelphia, and John Moore,
Jr., of Columbia, also delivered addresses.
After the close of the evening session a.recep
tion, tendered by citizens of Columbia, was
given the visitors at the Bethel house.
FISH IS FREE AGAIN.
The Kx President or the Marine Bank Re
leaned from the Penitentiary.
Auburn, N. Y., May 1L James D. Fish,
sx-president of the Marine bank of Ne w
Vork city, did the last day of his sentence
for misapplying the funds of the bank in
Auburn prison yesterday. He was released
from the prison this morning and took the
10:40 a. m. train from this city for New
York. He was accompanied by bis daughtei ,
Miss Anna Fish, who removed to this city
shortly after her father came here, and had
been here ever since, cheering the old man
by ber daily visits to him at the prison.
Lays His Trouble to Ferd Ward.
Fish prepared for the great change, but did
it coolly. There was no sign in his face of
the joy that he must have felt at the termina
tion of his imprisonment If ever a man took
bis punishment likea philosopher. Fish was
that man. When he entered the prison it
was with a determination to accept the fate
brought about by his own dishonesty like a
man. It has been learned through persons
in tbe prison who had gained his confidence
that he blamed Ferdinand Ward for his
downfall. He has never said much about
this, and what be has said was more in a
spirit of sadness than of anger or reproach.
Fish says that when he first met Ward tbe
latter was a dejiositor at his bank. His de
Ksils were in small sums, but he kept at it,
and in the course of time began to make a
little money. Fish was attracted by his
business ability and took him into his office.
Gond-Bye to His Prison Mates.
Fish has dons nothing since work in the
pr .ion nas Glmndoned. He Bjwnt his time in
his coll, except the two and a half hours al
lotted to exercise each day. He spent these
two aud a half hours Thursday in bidding
good-bye to "Jim" King and "Tom" Sheri
dan two men setitenod for life foi murder.
Fish visited King an hour yesterday fore
noon, and in the afternoon he spent an hour
in the company of Sheridan. Another thing
he did was to make a will disposing of his
effects in the prison to various convicts.
.Not a Dollar In the World.
Fish received many letters from New York
friends, offering him aid and stating that
they would receive him with open arms. He
4said that be had not $1. His sons are in the
real-estate business in New York, and he says
that they have mado a little money. Tbe old
man busied himself part of yesterday writing
his name and future address on cards, which
he handed to his friends. This is what he
wrote: "James D. Fish, 272 Henry street,
What Be Did for Others.
He has done some good to others while in
prison. He secured through letters and peti
tions the pardon of one man and the commu
tation of another's sentence. Both men were
from Texas, and were United Btates prison
ers. The name of the one pardoned was
Mace and the other was Pace. Pace is in the
prison yet, but will get out a year sooner be
cause of Fish's interest in his
AJden Worley, who lives near Rock
dale, Tdxas, says that be and other men
killed 200 rati in bla pasture in one day.
' got tired.
Vindicated the Law.
A Lesson for Regulators to Bear
THEEE BALD-KK0BBERS STRUNG UP
A Shameful Display of Official Lack of
Skill, Kntalliiig Untold Tortures on the
Condemned Wretches Dave and Will
iam Walker and John Blatthews Pay the
Penalty for Doing the "White Cap" Act
The Crime and Kvents Connected
Ozark, Mo., May 1L Three men paid the
sxtreine penalty of the law in the jail here
yesterday morning, for murder. They were
David and William Walker (father and son)
md John Matthews, all members of the gang
which, going by the name of "Bald-Knob-bers,
terrorized Christian county in 18S5 and
1886, by organizing as "regulators" and tak
ing ,the law into their own hands a la
"White-Caps" in the punishment of of
fenders. Neither of the trio hung yesterday
was 50 years old, and William Walker was
Origin of the Gang.
The arrest, trial, and conviction of the
Bald-Knobber leaders attracted widespread
attention, and for the first time the history
of the organization was made public. Taney
county, Missouri, was tho birthplace of the
society of masked regulators. It is in the
wildest section of the stato, and at an early day
lawlessness caused the formation of leagues
for the protection of life and property. The
deed that called public attention to their do
ings was the murder of the entire family of
Mrs. Dickinson, at Forsythe, Mo., and it re
sulted in the lynching of the perpetrators,
Frank and Tubal Taylor. Then Christian
county began to be notorious for the acts of
these lawless "regulators," and after a num
ber of petty outrages they capped the climax
by going to the house of Charles Green, and
after lieing refused admittance, firing into
the house and killing Green and William
The Murderers Arrested.
But several of the murderers had been
recognized and in due time four of them, the
two Walkers and John and Wiley Matthews,
were arrested and put on triaL They were
found guilty and sentenced to lie bung. That
public sentiment in the neighborhood of their
homes, and in fact all over southwestern
Missouri, disapproved of this verdict was
very plain, and from the day of their convic
tion up to a day or two before the execution
efforts for their pardon or the commutation
of their sentences were never discontinued.
The authorities were firm, however, ami in
sisted that the dread penalty should be
visited upon tbem. It is doubtful if the pri
soners despaired until the last moment
Released by Confederates.
On Dec, 28, 1S8S, a party of Bald-Knobbers
broke into the Ozark jail and released John
and Wiley Matthews, the two Walkers de
clining to leave, and giving the alarm to the
sheriff. Tbey alleged as a reason for not
leaving that they preferred to await the
action of the courts in their cases, the
younger Walker stating that be would rather
kng than be bounded ail over the country
by officers of the law. It was generally
thought at the time, however, that the
Walkers fully anticipated leniency, and
feared that injudicious action on their part
would prejudice their chances for clemency.
Tbe weather was very inclement, and John
Matthews soon gave himself up, saying that
he preferred anything to death from starva
tion and cold. Wiley Matthews has never
since been heard from, though rumor has it
that he bad been seen in the Indian terri
tory. Iist Moments of the Condemned.
Tbe last appeal having lieen made, and
failed, in behalf of the prisoners, there was
nothing to do but prepare for death. The
two Walkers, father and son, met their fate
bravely, but Matthews broke down, and de
clared he was innocent He said: "I have to
die, but, thank God, I can say I am inno
cent and have told the truth all along about
this matter. I have nothing to regret I
went out through tbe hole, not because I
was guilty, but to escape a shameful death.
But it was the will of God that I should
die, and I ought to lie proud of it I was a
soldier in tbe Federal army, and am proud
of my record. I am willing to let the peo
ple who have known me all my life say what
kind of a man I have been."
William Walker Baptized.
William Walker was baptized at 6 p. nx,
Thursday, by immersion in a bath basin car
ried into the jail. The scene was very affect
ing. John Matthews made a long prayer
which could be distinctly hoard in tbe street
fronting the jaiL The prisoners ate their
supper with as much enjoyment, apparently,
as usual, and apieared very quiet, with tbe
exception of Matthews. The latter passed a
restless night praying at short intervals,
asking the Lord to give him strength to go
through the ordeal, and claiming that be was
a martyr. He did not sleep more than two
hours during the night The two Walkers
retired about 11 p. nx, went to sleep, and did
not wake until after 4 o'clock. They were
up early and ate their breakfast at the usual
hour. The jail yard was full of guards,
armed with Winchesters, shotguns and re
volvers. The Hanging Horribly Batched.
The march to the scaffold was begun shortly
after H o'clock yesterday moring, and the
men went to their death with firm steps,'
Matthews proclaiming his lunocence agaiu
after the caps had been adjusted. Religious
services were held while the men stood on
the fatal drop, and with Matthews praying
the signal was given and tbe trap was sprung.
And here ensued a horrible sight The
ropes stretched until all touched tbe ground,
William Walker dropping entirely to the
earth, owing to the breaking of the rope,
and requiring to be again taken to the scaf
fold. David Walkei 's feet touched, but he
was drawn up again and died in fit teen min
utes. Matthews' struggles ceased in fifteen
minutes. Then young Walker, groaning and
half suffocated, was taken up on the drop,
the rope was again adjusted, and in a few
minutes his sufferings were ended. It was a
shameful exhibition of cruelty, arising from
want of skill, and called forth some strong
language from those present
Will Bon the Factory for Their Wages.
PrrrsBUito, Pa., May 1L A special from
New Castle, Pa., says: "The Croton Glass
works were levied on a day or two ago by
employes for wages due. A settlement has
been made by which the employes will run
the factory two weeks, working up the stock
on hand, which will just about pay their
claims. The works will then shut down."
Simon Cameron 111.
Lancaster, Pa., May 1L Hon, Simon
Cameron was attacked Thursday ' with a
slight hemorrhage. His coudition was re
ported much improved yesterday. His ilk
ness is not believed to be serious.
A RECORD BROKEN AT LOUISVILLE,
Fairy Queen, a S-Year-Old, Runs a S-S-
Mile Race in 1:01.
Loins vtiak, Ky., May 1L The event of
the races at Churchill Downs yesterday was
tbe fast mile made by Fairy Queen in the
2-year-old dash. FJajaway was right "oate"
the winner at the close, the horses passing
under the wire only half a length apart. The
time was 1 K)l, breaking the record for the
class and within J- a second of the best ever
made at any age. The other race were wen
as follows: L. It, X mile, 0:50; Valuable
and Benedict, dead beat and purse divided in
tbe X mile, tbe time being 1:15V; Jeete M.,
X mile, 1:33V; Grace Ely, J mile, 0:50. .
Nashville, Tenn., May 1L At the races
here yesterday the winning horses weres
Orderly, mile, 1:17); Gwendoline, 4f
furlongs, 0:57; Schoolmaster, mile,
1:04; Pauline, mUe.lKMK; Harry Glenn,
1 mile, 70 yards, l.-4C4; Riley, mile,
Baltimore, May 1L Tbe ' Maryland
Jockey club races were won yesterday by
the following horses: Fannie J., mile,
lKttV; The Bourbon, 1 mile, 1:43; Buddhist.
Ksnilss,8:17K; Bess, 1 mile, 1:42; Isgo,
K mile. 1:17.
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Entered a Nunnery.
Miss Kate Drexel's Adieu to the
SHE GIVES UP A GEEAT FORTUNE
And Goes Into a Convent on Srobation
Her Farewell to Her Sisters The Vow
Site Will Have to Take Hefore She He
come a " ltride of Christ "Her Arrival
at I'lltshnnt and the Preliminary Pre
paration t Big Thing for the Church.
New York, May 1L Mis Kate Drexel
has suddenly become an object of unusual in
terest. Rumor has it that she is aliout to en
ter a convent ,and relinquish her rights to a
vast fortune and a station iu life which would
render the woi Id enjoyable to almost any
one. Yesterday morning her two sisters and
her uncle, Mr. A. J. Prexel, sailed for Europe.
Before leaving their homes they bade an
earthly farewell to Miss Kate, who has
startled society by resigning the world and
all her millions of money to become a postu
late or "earnest-seeker" in the order of the
Bisters of Mercy.
An A fleeting Scene.
On Monday morning Miss Drexel attended
mass in St. John's church in Philadelphia,
and chose that sacred place to take farewell
of her relatives, excepting such as were to
accompany her and one or two very intimate
friends. She was attired all in black, and,
according to custom, knelt in front of the
altar dedicated to the BlossM Virgin Mary.
The mass over, her distant relatives and one
or two others and her old governess and her
maid and one or two faithful servants
crosse i from the other side and lade ber
farewell. She kissed them alL Although
evidently deeply and greatly affected, she
did not sheil any tears, and in this very
severe ordeal showed remarkable firmness
and fortitude. All tho necessary arrange
ments had previously been mad and with
her two sisters and Mr. Morrell she drove di
rect to the station and took the train for
Pittsburg, arriving at the convent Monday
The Young Lady described.
Miss Kate Drexel is the second daughter,
and is about 30 years of age. In appearance
she is the most attractive of the three sis
tors, though not 90 tall as the other two. She
has a good complexion, a sweet expression,
and was noted for her smile. Her eyes are blue
or blue-gray, and one of her greatest charms
is a wealth of uncommonly beautiful brown
hair, much more than ordinary. It is said
to reach far below her waist. One of the
sad thoughts in connection with her with
drawal, to some of her relatives, was that she
should sacrifl-e this part of her personality
and "woman's glory," but according to usage
she will not have to mcritice her hair untd
she takes her final vows.
The Sacred Covenant.
The vows she will take should she continue
in her determination will lie three, "poverty,
chastity and obedience," In taking thnnt she
will have to assert, as she did in her profes
sion, that she does it "of her own free will
and accord." The vows of obligation are
very solemn and are made before the altar,
crucifix in hand, and a part of the ceremony
in this order consists of the novice appearing
in a complete wed ling outfit and having a
ring put npon her finger, being made a "bride
of Christ" This is tiefore she assumes tbe
black habit and veil, which involves a fu
neral service. In some of the orders of sister
hood the novice prostrates herself at the
entrance and allows the members of the or
der to step over her body in token of humil
ity. On Probation for Six Months. i
Miss Drexel appeared with the other mem
bers of the order in t he chapel of the mother
house, made her professions and went through
the customary devotional exercise. During
the coming six months she will lie required
to conform to the routine and discipline of
the order, but her attire will be largely op
tional She will be put to many "tests," how
ever, to prove ber faithfulness, and the con
ventual life will be very different from that
w hich she has been leading. Unless at the
end of tho probationary period of six months
she concludes to change her mind and re
nounce her intention and profession, which it
is within ber power to do, Miss Drexel, so
well known as tbe most attractive of the sis
ters of her branch of the family, and one of
the greatest heiresses in America, will hence
forth be "dead to the world," and the circles
of Walnut street, where she has been so fa
miliar, will know her no more. No incident
of the sort sinoe the lieautiful Miss McTavish.
of Baltimore, entered a convent ill cause so
great a social sensation.
The Chnrrh Mill iift the Honey.
Tbe "jicstulate" is one of three sisters who
inherited from their father the enormous
fortune, as now estimated, or f 21,000,(100.
Tbe way in which it was left also has an im
portant bearing. In case either of tbe three
daughters should marry and have an heir
the beir inherits the whole fortune after the
daughters' deaths. If neither should leave
an heir the entire fortune goes to the Roman
Catholic church. Miss Kate has quite a
large lortune, independently inherited from
her mother, who died lfore her father, but
Buouiu sue remain in the order ber income
from her interest in her father's estate, and
probably ber share of the principal, amount
ing to o,OW!,omj or $7,000,00;), will lie relin
quished to the church.
Bswsrs of Ointments for Catarrh that Contain
as mercury will surely destroy tbe sense
of smell and completely derange the
whole system when entering? it th rough
tbe mucus surfaces. Such articles should
never be used except on prescriptions
from reputable physicians, as the damage
they will do are tea fold to tbe good you
can possibly derive from tbem. Hall's
Catarrh Cure, manufactured by F. J.
Cheney & Co.. Toledo, O.. contains no
mercary, and is taken internally, and
acta directly upon the blood and mucus
surfaces of the system. In buying Hall's
Catarrh Cure, be sure you get tbe genu
nine; it is taken internally and made in
Toledo, Ohio, by F. J. Cheney & Co.
C38old by druggists. Price 75 cents
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