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THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W- POTTER.
Wednesday. Mat 29. 1889.
Blase at Barllagtoa.
Mr. George W. Vinton, received a dis
patch this morning, stating that the
Bnfflngton Wheel company's works at
Burlington, of which he is president, had
burned to the ground last night. The
loss is estimated at $150,000. mostly
covered bj Insurance. Mr. Vinton left
for Burlington immediately upon receipt
of the news.
A new and ingenious swindle that is
now being worked on unsuspecting, re
ligiouslr inclined people Is thus described:
A pretty female solicits ten cent sub
scriptions 10 a foreign missionary society
and those who donate are requested to
sign their names on a paper with the
others who have kindly given something
to the heathens. Beneath the paper on
which the "sucker" signs, is an ingen
ious copying paper which transcribes the
name on a promissory note and she leaves
with as many notes as she lias names,
which she gets discounted as soon as
Can't Irteet Them.
Female book agents who know their
business have a clever arrangement for
concealing ia their skirts their sample
book and all other traces of their busis
ness. The skirt is slit on one side as
though for a huge pocket, but instead of
a pocket attached to the skirt, which
would bulge out or pull the skirt down
when loaded with a heavy book, there is
a sort of bag hung beneath the dress from
a strap that passes over the shoulder. A
very large book slipped through the slit
in the skirt into the bag leaves no out
ward trace, and with her implements thus
concealed, the book agent can gain ac
cess most anywhere, no matter how close
the scrutiny of the bell boy or servant.
The Okerberg-Porter jury brought in
a verdict for the defendant yesterday
The case of Rosanna . Swander vs
Geo. W. Marshall was called, the gronnd
being an alleged unpaid promtsory note.
The defense put in a cross bill for unpaid
board and got a verdict.
The case of S. D. Wainwright ys Wra.
Cox came up this morning. It is a pe
culiar suit. The parties .hail from Port
Byron, McEniry & McEoiry appear for
the plaintiff and Messrs. Jackson and
Odell for the defense. The plaintiff, who
has leased a tract of farming land from
Henry Shirlteff, including an orchard,
and subjected the use of the orchard
to Cox to plant corn after obtaining per
mission from the owner, Shirtieff the
conditions being that he, Wainright,
was to retain the apples. Shirtieff, it
seems, though, re leased the whole or
chard to Cox, who also took the apples.
Now Wainright sues for the apples.
Max Jerusalimsky was arrested by
Officer Kramer yesterday for peddling
without a license, and taken before
Magistrate Wivill. who fined him $5 and
John Burton, the man who came here
from Chicago on the verge of delirium
tremens, was sent honre by Marshal Mil
ler last evening, funds having been re
ceived from his father for that purpose,
Another Second avenue house of ill
repute was pulled by Deputy Marshal
Long and Officer Schaab last evening,
and Mary Brown, Frank Meyer and
Charles Smith were fined $5 and costs
each for being inmates.
Mrs. Annie McGaw, living at the cor
ner of Fifth avenue and Third street, was
before Justice Bawes for using indecent
language to her nephew and neighbor.
Chas. Ferbes. Her two sons appeared as
witnesses against her and she was fined
$3 and costs. She was committed to
Officer Boland picked up a boy nine
years old at the upper depot last night,
who tells a peculiar story about himself.
He says his name is Harry Lockwood,
and that he is on bis way to Utica, Kan.,
in search of his mother; that he came
over from Davenport, where be spent
Monday night and yesterday, having ar
rived there from Peoria Monday evening.
He states that about two weeks ago he
was in Omaha with his mother and little
brother and sister. The mother sent him
out to beg and when he returned she had
taken the other two children, boarded a
train and gone to Kansas City or some
other place. The deserted lad was fished
up by the Omaha police, and as he had
an aunt in Peoria, the chief of police
sent him there. The little fellow stated
that he remained with his aunt about a
week when sbe drove him away. His
father recently died in the Soldiers' Home
in Leavenworth, Kan. Marshal Miller is
detaining him, awaiting the results
of an investigation as to the truth of his
story. The marshal has secured a 'pair
of shoes from Overseer of the Poor
Engle and the police are paying the
Bswara of Ointments for Catarrh that Contain
as mercury will surely destroy the sense
of smell and completely derange the
whole system when entering it through
the mucus surfaces. Such articles should
never be used except on prescriptions
from reputable physicians, as the damage
they will do are ten fold to the good you
can possibly derive from tbem. Hall's
Catarrh Cure, manufactured by F. J.
Cheney & Co., Toledo, O., contains no
mercury, and is taken internally, and
acts directly upon the blood and mucus
surfaces of the system. In buying Hall's
Catarrh Cure, be sure you get the genu
nine; it is taken internally and made in
Toledo, Ohio, by F. J. Cheney & Co.
13old by druggists. Price 75 cento
Won't Oet uaiurht
This spring with your blood full of im
purities, your digestion impaired, your
appetite poor, kidneys and liver torpid,
and whole system liable to be prostrated
by disease but get yourself into good
condition, and ready for the changing
and warmer weather, by taking Hood's
Sarsaparllla. It stands unequalled for
purifying the blood, giving an appetite,
and for a general spring medicine.
The Grip of tic Law,
Fastened on Three of Cronin's
INDICTED BY THE GRAND JTJET.
Conghlin, P. O. SnUlran, the Iceman, and
Woodruff, Alias Black Smith Also Un
der the Ban and One Other Man Arrested
A Newspaper's Startling Story Araln.t
the Clan-na-Gael, Which Kepndldates
the Charges Police Sure of a Great Con
spiracy, and Astounding Developments
Chicago, May 29. The grand jury' last
evening, after a session of netrly seven hours,
Indicted Detective Daniel Coughlin; P. O.
Sullivan, the Lake View Ice dealer, and Frank
Black, alias Woodruff, for the wilful murder
of Dr. P. H. Cronin. Black is the man ar
rested for stealing the horse and rig in which
the physician's body was driven to Lake
View, and who told a woolly story regarding
Dr. Cronin having been taken to attend the
woman, whose body," as he claimed, was
afterward hid. leu in the trunk.
No Evidence of Conspiracy.
Over a score of a itnessea, including both
personal and political friends of the murdered
man, were examined, but no evidence was in
troduced to prove a conspiracy, and the pri
vate papers, about which so much has been
said, were kept from the jury. As a result
of the investigation it was decided by a unan
imous vote to include the three prisoners in
one indictment. States Attorney Longe
necker said subsequently that the question of
conspiracy was not investigated in any form.
Startling Testimony form the Carlsons.
John Carlson and his wife, who own the
cottage in which Dr. Cronin was murdered,
gave some startling testimony to the grand
jury. They testified that Frank Williams,
the mysterious stranger who rented the cot
tage, after paying the first month's rent in
advance and taking a receipt for it, went di
rectly to the house of P. O. Sullivan and en
tered it by the rear door When the second
month's rent became due Williams again
made his appearance at the Carlson house,
paid the renj, and as before, went to Sulli
van's house, where be was met by Sullivan
at the rear door.
Saw Money Change Hand.
The two men stood in plain view of the
Carlsons. Williams put bis hand in his
pocket, produced a piece of paper supposed
to be the receipt for the rent which he
handed to Sullivan. The ice man looked at
it and produced a roll of bills, counted out a
certain amount and handed it to Williams.
The entire transaction was olserved by both
Mr. and Mrs. Carlson, positively sworn to
and maintained through a rigid cross -exam
As Willard J. Smith was leaving the court'
room after the jury session be was recog
nised by Frank Scanlan, the last friend who
saw Dr. Cronin alive, as the unknown man
who drove away with the murdered man in
the buggy hauled by the white horse on the
fatal Saturday night. Mr. Scanlan took a
long look at Smith, and declared he could not
be mistaken. This information was given to
Capt. Schaak. A consultation was held, but
it was decided not to arrest Smith at this
Are Those Cronin's Garment?.
A widow named Hamburgxr has turned
over to the police a suit of flannel under
clothing and a vest which were found by her
two boys, aged 9 and 11 years, in a clump of
bushes on the Evanston road, not far from
the spot where the trunk was discovered.
The odlcers are mysterious regarding the
find and refuse to say whether the articles
have been identified as having been worn by
the murdered man.
An Arrest at South Bend, Ind.
SOCTH Bksd, Ind., May Bit. Millard Wil
liams, of this city, was arrested Monday
night at a farm house near Chain lakes,
about seven miles from town, where he bad
been fishing. lie is 8usected of tiein; the
person who drove the rig containing the re
mains of the murdered Dr. Cronin from the
cottage on Ashland avenue to the catch
basin where the body was found Williams
refuses to say anything. He awaits the dis
position of the Chicago authorities.
CHARGES AGAINST THE "CLAN."
Sensational and Circumstantial Newspaper
Article, but No Names.
The Herald, in an elultorate article, reiter
ates its former statement that Dr. Cronin
was "removed" by the Clau-na-Gael after
trial and conviction, on tne charge of being
a British spy. It declares, circumstantially,
that an officer of the order, known as a del
egate, called ufon the senior guardian of a
north side camp to appoint a trial committee
No names nor specifications were given. At
the next meeting of the camp it was an
nounced, under the rules provided for such
occasions, that a trial committee was re
quired. Each man present wrote a name on
a piece of paper.
The Trial Committee Selected.
When all the slit had lieen deposited in
the ballot lxx it was delivered to a trusty
member, who counted them and selected the
seven that received the highest number.
Each was quietly notified of the fact, while
the unsuccessful ones received blank slips.
The committee met within a week, and for
the first time became aware of each other's
identity, and also that of the man whom they
were to try and the charges preferred.
Hence, of all the members of the order only
the committee, the man preferring the
charges and the witnesses examined were
cognizant of the jmruonullty of the body or
Charged with Being a British Spy.
Charges were preferred against Cronin of
being a British spy; he was found guilty by
a unanimous vote and sentenced to be "re
moved." In some way knowledge of these
proceedings came to Cronin, and hence his
frequent statements just before he met bis
death that a violent end was in store for him
The article also says that the only object of
the presence in Chicago of Luke Dillon, of
Philadelphia, who is one of the triumvirate
now ruling the order, is to learn the number
of the camp by which the committee was ap
pointed. Repud lated by the Clan.
In justice to Mr. Dillon and the Clan-na-Gael
it should be stated that the former in
the most positive terms denies that the Clan
is a murder society. He says expulsion is
the only punishment known to the society
for anything a member may do, and that tha
enemies of the society are responsible for all
these charges. The Clans of this city met
Monday and passed resolutionslin a similar
vein and appointed a committee to assist in
running down the assawina
A Conspiracy Without Doubt.
It is said upon absolute authority that the
polke are only just beginning to get an in
sight into the magnitude of the conspiracy.
Alt along they have been working on the
theory that it was confined to a few. Within
the lust twenty-four hours, however, they
have come into possession of information
that places it beyond a shadow of doubt that
at least a score of individuals were con
nected, directly or indirectly, with the
diabolical affair. Among these, it is said,
are eight of the most prominent Irish Nation
alists in the city. These are being shadowed
day and night.
Alexander Sullivan Shadowed.
Among the best and most widely known
of the eight is Alexander Sullivan, the ex
president of the Irish Land League of Amer
ica. He is probably the best watched man
in Chicago to-day. Shadows infest the lobby
of the Chicago Opera bouse building In which
his offices are located; they flit around the
upper corridor; they dog his foot-steps when
he goes across to the court house, and tbey
have his bouse on Oak street under sur
veillance. Only when closeted in his office,
or when in the parlor of his home ia he free
from their gase.
To Satisfy Cronin's Friends.
Chief of Police Hubbard practically ad-
mitted last night that he was responsible for
tb is espionage, but he declined to say upon
w iat grounds it was based, although . he
hi ited that it was done to satisfy Cronin's
f r ends. Almost in the same breath he said
that of all the stream of direct evidence that
hsd been poured in upon him, there was not
a idngle fact that pointed in the slightest de
gree to Alexander Sullivan's culpability.
What Sullivan's Friends Say. .
The friends of the latter and their nnra
is legion take the ground that he is being
m ist outrageously persecuted. He is, they
say, being made a mark of by men who have
been opposed to him for years in secret socie
ty s, and who are now only too willing to take
ad vantage of the present excitement to ident
ify him with the crime in the public mind.
THREATENED BY THE WHITE-CAPS.
Edward Mnrphy, tha Temperance Advo
cate, Given Warning of Death.
Pittsburg, May 29. Edward Murphy,
tbs temperance advocate, was the recipient
yeiterday of two letters signed by White
Ci ps, which breathed threats of the direst
vengeance against him for his stand in favor
of the prohibition movement. Mr. Murphy
wiis inclined to treat the contents of the first
let ter lightly, and but for the second and
much more serious epistle would have per
mitted it soon to pass from his mind.
The Fateful Screeds.
The first letter, written on a plain slip of
parchment paper in red and black ink, read
Write yonr will on this after the 18th of
Jane, for after that you die. Whits-Caps.
The second letter was ornamented with
skxleton and cross bones, also the legend:
"Office of the White-Caps" in red ink, and
wts as follows:
1. E. Murphy, Esq.: You have no donbt re
ceived your notices before this time from the
W bite-Caps. You will take warning from this.
Alw, that yon are watched every time you
speak in favor of the amen intent. It is marked
up against you, and you will have to answer
afier the 18th of Jnne to the White-Caps of
In. liana, who are taking a great interest in the
Pennsylvania tight now. We give you timely
warning. Yours, Whits-Caps.
In the envelope were a number of cards.
announcing an amendment meeting in this
city last night On the reverse side were the
mt uncanny figures, representing Mr. Mur
phy and Judge White, and the horrible fate
to which the White-Caps would consign them
after June Is. . The cards were inscribed with
skull and cross-bones and the suggestive ini
tials, "K. K. K."
Mr. Murphy thinks that he knows whence
tho letters emanate, and will at once take
stt ps to prove the correctness or falsity of
A BAD SMELL TRACED UP,
Bilnging to Light a Disgusting Case ol
Moral Depravity and Death.
:Skw York, May 29. The 100 occupants
of the tenement house, 819 East Sixtieth
street, have been troubled lately by an
ofl ensive odor, and yesterday the police were
called in to locate the source of the smell. It
seemed to proceed from the appartments of
M Bridget Hanrahan, and on breaking
in'o them the dead and decaying body of
M -s. rianrauan was found in the back room.
Tt e woman bad evidently been dead at least
Ber Son Dead Drunk
In the front room, in the midst of filth, lay
Mm Hanrahan's 18-year-old son, John, dead
dr ink. From appearances he bad eaten
nc thing and drunk all be could get for several
days past The neighbors think that the
young man, who was a worthlesb sot bad
lie-in holding a quiet wake over his mother's
bolyallby himself. The woman was also a
he ivy drinker. She did no work, but lived
in a miserable way on some savings that she
nal made wnen formerly employed as a serv
ant The mother and son were unsociable
an t disagreeable, and the other occupants of
tbi' bouse saw and knew but little of them.
ALL QUIET AT BRAIDWOOD.
The Troops Engage In a Fruitless Search
Uraidwood, Ills., May 29. There are 300
anned Italian within a few miles of Braid-
wood who could not be found yesterday. This
fact causes some apprehension. Information
wai brought to Sheriff Huston yesterday
nig bt that about 3d0 men armed with rifles
were coming from Braceville and moving on
the troops camped at the "J" shaft, about
three miles northwest of Braid wood.
Can Not Find the Guns.
The Italians did not come, and the militia
spent the day searching houses for arms but
found none. It is reported that the guns are
hid Jen in the chimneys, and that they were
not searched. About 100 Italians who col
lected at the camp were arrested and
sea-ched, but nothing found. They were put
in t he guard house, The leaders of the strik
ers will be indicted by the grand jury. All is
qui A here so far.
Will Kick Out orthe Traces.
Chicago, May 29. Some days ago, as
noted in these dispatches, the Chicago and
Alton railway complained to the Inter-State
Commerce association that the rates estab
lish ed were ruinous to the interests of that
road, and asked permission to make a 10
cent lumlier rate from Chicago to Missouri
riv.jr points. The matter has been consid
ers. I by Chairmen Walker and Midgeley and
in f. long opinion they decide that it can not
be done, but offer a confpromise of 12
cents. The Alton officials will say nothing,
but the probabilities are that the 10-cent rate
wiL be made regardless of the decision, and
tha: the Alton will withdraw from the asso
Arrested for Mail Robbery.
Chicago, May 29. William C. Lally, late
a c) rk in the registry department of the
pos' office here, was arrested yesterday after
noon on charge of having stolen eighty five
packages of registered mail. On his person
wat found some of the stolen property, and
there is no doubt In the mind of the officer
tha; he has the right man.
GO 3D TEMPLARS FROM EVERYWHERE.
Thf lllgbt Worthy Grand Lodge Holding
Its Annual Meeting.
Chicago, May 29. The thirty-fourth ses
sion of the right worthy grand lodge of the
Ind )endent Order of Good Templars opened
yesterday morning n the First Methodst
church, Washington and Clark streets. The
ord T was the first temperance society to ad
mit women on an equality with men, and it
has never discriminated on account of sex,
cret d or color, except in the south, where
the negroes have separate lodges.
T ie convention was called to order by W.
W. Turnbull, or Scotland, right worthy
grand templar, and the report on credentials
received. The report illustrates the wide
dissemination of the principles of the order.
Aming the delegates were the fol
low ng: England Hon. C W. Wat
son, member of parliament; Joseph
Eal ng, Mrs. Woods, Guy Haylor, W. C.
Am iry, A. J. Osborne, Rev. H. McPrice, W.
Williams, Samuel Insall, W. H. Brown,
Mai y Walshall, Miss Annie Shipman. Scot
lane Gilbert Fisher, Rev. J. D. McKinnon,
Jan es Hamilton, W. W. Turnbull. Jreland
John 8. Little. Denmark Capt J. P.
Jacobson. Sweden Oskar Eklund, Johann
Ablmand B. E. Hockert India Waller
E. Webb. New South Wales N. R Collins.
Sou h Africa Mr. and Mrs. Theodore
Boh -enier. Nova Scotia Rev. W. W. Lane.
Canada Dr. Oronbatekha.
Tlie reports of officers were read, showing
that the order was in fine condition finan;
(dally, and as to membership numbering 750,
000 n all parts of the world. Last evening
the ocol lodges gave the delegates a recep
tion, which was a brilliant affair.
Tlte sad news was "reported to the lodg
during its session that William M. Ogilby, oi
Car yle, Pa., a delegate, died at a friend's
houte, in this city, early yesterday morning
and proper action was taken and a commit
tee i ppointed to take charge of the body.
Big Sale tf Flannels.
IfcswYoRK, May 29. A sale of 12,000
casai of flannels by Auctioneer Wilraerding
for 3'aulkner, Page & Co. was begun yester
day. The total value of the flannels is placed
at f ,920,000. Bayers from every jobbing
bom in the country Were present. From
the f irst package sold the sale - proved a big
succ oa. Prices were fully S per cent in ad-
vanc a or those paid at the corresponding
rt w tulkner & Co. lass year.
THE HOCK IBEA3TP ABOTTB. WEDNESDAY MAY 29. 1889.
It Was Tuckered Out.
The Proposed Commission
the Haytien Republic.
SOME CHARGES AGAINST TUCKER.
Who Is Said to Have Been Implicated In
Lincoln's Assassination Soma Donbt,
Also, as to Who Is on Top In the Little
Unpleasantness on the Island Wallace
Would Bather Stay at Home Sim Coy's
Pardon Capital City Note.
Washington Citt, May 29. It was aa
lounced Monday that Beverly Tucker, of
Virginia, and Lew Wallace, of Indiana, had
lieen appointed commissioners to Hayti. Later
this announcement was declared to be prema
ture, and several reasons are assigned for this
announcement It is known that Gen. Wal
lace does not desire the appointme t, and it
is now stated that Beverly Tucker cannot get
it, and that the matter will lapee for some
Tucker's Alleged Record Dug Up.
The generally accepted theory of the
withdrawal of the appointment of the com
missioners is that after the appointment was
made the president's attention was called to
Mr. Tucker's record in the Lincoln assassina
tion. Mr. Tucker was charged before the
com -martial which assembled in this city
May 2, 1865, with being one of the conspira
tors One of the members of that court-martial
was Maj. G n. Lew Wallace. The ap
pointment of Mr. Tucker is saiil to have been
made at the request of Stephen B. Elkins
and ex-Senator Henry C. Davis, made
Rather Late In the Day.
It is stated at the White House that Mr.
Tox-ker bad his political disabilities removed
by congress a great many years ago, and that
since tiiat tint he has heM oflice twice under
Grant's administration and once under the
administration of Hayes. Two of these ap
pointments were of a diplomatic character.
Another theory in circulation yesterday
was to the effect that information had been
received late Monday evening concerning
the condition of affairs in Hayti, which made
it seem altogether likely that no commission
would be needed, or could, in fact, be with
propriety appointed. This information, it
was said, conveyed the idea that Legitime's
government was about to be overthrown,
and as the Hippolyte government had no
representative hare, and was not recognized
by the United States, no representatives of
this country could le accredited to it
Gen. Boynton Files a Irotest.
Gen. H. V. Boynton, of The Cincinnati
Commercial Gazette, called at the White
House Monday night, shortly after the ap
pointment was announced, to protest against
Mr. Tucker's selection. It was stated last
night that his. protest and the protests of
others determined the president to withdraw
Mr. Tucker's name, and with it that of Gen
In Honor of the British Minister.
Washington City, May 29. Secretary
Blaine spoiled a cabinet meeting Tuesday.
On his invitation many prominent persons
went down to Mount Vernon on the United
States steamer Despatch. The excursion was
given in houor of Sir Julian Pauncefote, the
new British minister, and as Mr. Blaine and
Secretaries Tracy, Windom, and Noble were
in the party there were not enough members
of the cabinet left to transact business.
The party returned last evening much de
lighted with the excursion.
Retirement of Oen. Drum.
Washington Citt, May 29. Adjt Gen.
Richard C Drum was 64 years old yesterday,
and in compliance with the statutes he was
placed on the retired list of the army by the
issuance of a brief order. All the morning
Gen. Drum received oi l comrades and others
ia bis room at the war department. At noon
he formally retired from the duties of his
office and Assistant Adj. Gen. Kelton became
adjutant general ad interim. Gen. Drum
will continue to reside near this city.
Opposed to Mahnne's Rule.
Washington Citt, May 29. A secret
meeting of about eighty representative Re
publicans from all sections of Virginia who
are opposed to Gen. Mahone controlling the
Federal patronage of the state, was held at
the Ebbitt bouse here last night, and dis
cussed at length the situation. The meeting
was in session from 8 o'clock until nearly
midnight Riddleberger and others made
The Fardon or Sim Coy.
Washington City, May at. The state
ment has been made that the Indianapolis
committee of 100 had protested against the
pardoning of Sim Coy by the president An
examination of the petition for his par
don, on file at the White House, discloses the
signatures of Mr. Bo wen, chairman of the
committee; Solomon Claypool, the man who
prosecuted Coy, and William Henderson.
War in South America Averted.
Washington Citt, May 29. A cable
gram was yesterday received at the Argen
tine legation in this city from the Argentine
minister in Paris stating that a treaty had
been signed by the governments of Bolivia
and the Argentine Republic by which the
differences between the two countries in re
gard to the boundary line lietween them had
been satisfactorily adjusted.
The President Off for Brooklyn.
Washington Citt, May 29. The presi
dent left the city this afternoon for Brook
lyn, a here he will review the Decoration
Day parade to-morrow. Secretary Tracy
and Mr. Halford accompanied him. He will
return to-morrow evening.
Dutiable as Wool Manufactures.
Washington City, May 29. The treasury
department has decided that baskets made of
wool, willow, and metal are not dutiable as
baskets, but as manufactures in part of wool.
Treasurer Huston at His Post.
Washington City, May 29. United States
Treasurer Huston returned from Indiana
They Stood High, but They're "Short."
Kkwport, Ky., May 29. The grand jury
yesterday returned indictments for embeczle
ment against Louis Constans, ex-city treas
urer, and W. J. McClure, ex-city clerk. The
amount of the former's shortage is t54,000;
tha letter's, $1,600. Both were bound over.
There is much excitement here over the af
fair, as both men stood high in the commu
nity. Jen" Davis' Niece a Poisoner.
Liverpool, May 29. The testimony yes
terday in the case of Mrs. Maybrick, niece of
Jefferson Davis, accused of killing her hus
band by poison, was very damaging. It was
testified that tha woman was enamored of
another man, and hastened Maybriuk's death
by the us of arsenic. Bottles whiob had
contained poison were produced by a mrse.
FATAL CYCLONE IN KANSAS.
Four People Killed, but Details Lacking
Telegraph Wires Down.
Emporia, Kas., May 29. A terrific wind
storm took place yesterday afternoon near
Clements, thirty-four miles west of here.
Four persons are known to have been killed
and a great many wounded. The only names
so far learned are a farmer named Milton
Brown, killed, and his wife and son badly in
jured. The wires are down, and the only in
formation is from persons on a stock train
just arrived here.
Inter-State Commission Work.
Chicago, May 29. Before the inter-state
commerce commission the bearing of testi
mony in the case of tha board of trade vs.
the Chicago and Alton railroad, and others,
was closed yesterday afternoon. Further
testimony by Iowa and Kansas City packers
will be introduced at another bearing at
Kansas City on the Slat lost The case will
be orally argued before the commission in
Washington at a time not yet named. A de
cision may not be reached for some months. '
Revenge After Death.
Some More Relating to Rev.
THE "CTOMAJJ HE LOVED AND LOST.
He Sends Her Letters to Him to a News
paper Which Prints Them He Also
Leaves a Screed Charging Her with Be
ing a Gay Deeelvet His Conduct De
clared Cowardly by His Lady-Love, Who
Wouldn't Marry Him.
Baltimore, May 29. The one topic of
conversation here is the cause of the Rev.
Henry Greenfield Schorr's Sunday morning
suicide as published in an out-of-town paper
to which he had sent both his correspond
ence and that of the woman he loved, as well
as her name. Schorr evidently was a pe
culiar man, taking his meals at an expensive
hotel, and having comfortable rooms at the
St Paul's parish house. A favorite with
the fashionable congregation of St Paul's,
where he was assisant rector, he constantly
refused to talk about his parents, who lived
in an bumble way in an obscure part of
Ashamed of His Family.
It is said that having borrowed their sav
ings he was ashamed of them. He gave
many false reasons for bis )eriodical gloom
first a friend bad committed suicide because
he had urged the payment of a debt; then a
mythical sister was seriously ill in Brooklyn,
etc Schorr was buried yesterday. The Rt
Rev. William Paret, D. D., bishop of Mary
land, and the Rev. J. a B. Hodges, pastor of
St Paul's recited the ceremony of the
church and no remarks were made by either
The Woman In the Case.
Mrs. Margaret M. Smith, of 1219 Noith
Charles street, the woman whouftSchorr says
ruined his life, was Feen at ber home last
evening. Her appearance betrayed the fact
that she had suffered a great deal recently.
bhe is tall and slender, and has very dark,
expressive eyes and black hair. She looked
to be about 40 years of age. "The letters
as published were true, she said, "but Mr.
Schorr's act in sending the love-letters and
my picture was the act of a coward, and was
done because I would never marry him.
She Loved the Curate.
"At the time I wrote them I really did care
for him, but I told him I could not marry
him. I was much older than Mr. Schorr in
fact he was a boy to me, I knew nothing of
his family, and he would never toll ma any
thing about them. His continued attention
won my regard and I did learn to love him,
but always told him I could never mary him.
I think he was crazy. The last paragraph in
thenewspapor is absolutely false, and was
written in a spirit of revenge.
The Letter Referred to.
She referred to this rambling letter dated
May 25, 1SM9: "It is nearly Sunday morn
ing. I am a desperate man. Mrs. Margaret
M, bmith has deceived ma She became en
gaged to me, and when I objected to certain
of ber actions with other men she was mad
and said she was independent of me. She is
a miserable, deceptive woman. She treated
the Rev. Mr. Pond, of Philadelphia, in
the same way. Indeed, claiming that
she loved me, she persuaded me to write the
letter of rejection to him. He considered
himself as her engaged lover for five years,
and yet in all that time she has been a gay
woman. She will talk about the untruth I
told of J. H. Flagler and ber in the presence
of C W. Benedict, but she made me promise
1 would lie to Mr. Benedict about Flagler's
relations to me so she could get Benedict in
her power, I expect Like a fool I did.
-1L G. S "
THE END OF HIS ROPE.
AMan Who Has Swindled Chicago People
for a Year Taken In.
Chicago, May 29. A man who has been
giving the custom house officials here a vast
amount of trouble for the past year was
finally arrested yesterday. When arrested
he gave the name of Morris Fleckenger, and
has since been identified as a former clerk In
the New York custom house and who, under
the name of James Lee, served a year in
the Maryland pennitentiary for similar
practices. He also served a term in jail at
Milwaukee under the name of John Cart-
The Game He Operated.
Fleckenger has swindled more than a hun
dred housewives during his operations in this
city, his plan being to call at a private resi
dence during business hours and say that a
package bad been received at the custom
house for the lady of the house, on which the
duties, if paid at once, would save the con
signee about $10, as the goods would not then
have to go through the appraiser's hands.
The alleged customs charges were usually
paid to the swindler, who represented himself
as a customs officer, and later it would be
discovered that there were no goods at the
custom house as represontud. Chief Justice
uller's runaway daughter was one of the
Winners on the Turf.
Chicago, May 29. The record of races on
the west side track yesterday were as fol
lows: Eaton town, mile, 1:15)'; Kyrle
B., mile, 1:04; St Albans, 1 mile. 1:44.;
Waterbury, i mile, 1:18; Winslow, 1
miles hurdle, 2:51 V-
Latonia, Ky., May 29. At the races here
yesterday the winners were: Gardner, J4
mile, 1:1",V; Lake View, mile, l:10i;
Adele M., mile, 1:04?; Landlady, li
miles, 1:57'; Come-to-Taw, 1 miles, l:5Sj;
Outlook, mile, 1:18.
Nkw York, May 29. The races at Graves
end, L. L. yesterday were won as follows:
Onway, yK mile, 1.21V; Bella B., miles,
2:01: Civil Service. M mil 119- Mrii.W
1 miles, 2:42?'; J. A. B., miles 1:59;
mjuiunu u., i 1-10 mnes, l-.-vt.
The Base Hall Games.
Chicago, May 29. Anson's aggregation
got badly beaten at Boston yesterday.
League scores were: At Boston Chicago 3,
Boston 10; at Kew York Indianapolis 0,
mew lora 7; at Philadelphia Pittsburg 4,
Philadelphia 5; at Washington City Cleve
land 5, Washington S.
American association: At Columbus
Brooklyn 4, Columbus 7; at Baltimore
Athletics 1, Baltimore 5; at Cincinnati
Louisville 12, Cincinnati 13.
Western league: At Sioux City Omaha
4, Sioux City 6; at Des Moines Milwaukee
4, Des Moines 9; at Minneapolis St Paul 5,
Objected to the Resolution.
London, May 29. At a meeting yesterday
of the London county council a resolution
was proposed expressing the sympathy of
that body with the Prince and Princess of
Wales on account of their disrespectful treat
ment by the mob on Saturday last, while
witnessing the firemen's parade, Mr. John
Burns, the well-known Socialist member of
the council, objected to the resolution, and
tb matter wn dropped.
The Inquiry Into Bishop's Death.
New York, May 29. In the Bishop in
quest yesterday Dr. Jenkins, coroner's nhv-
sician, testified that he examined Bishop's re
mains alter tne autopsy and that portions of
the bod v wera ahsnnt: thnan mnt. .t..
for examination gave no indication of dis
ease. Autopsy was generally performed
twelve hours after death, and would probably
kill tha subject if not already dead. The
reputation of Dr. Irwin was good. In answer
to a question whether he believed Bishop was
dead when tha autopsy was bsgun, Dr. Jenk
ins replied, "I do." Dr. L M. Briggs testified
that there wera traces of Blight's disease ia
A Civil Sendee Investigation, '
New York, May 29. Tha civU service
oominissioa began yesterday an inquiry in'o
alleged frauds in tha custom house. Chair
man Lyman presided. Commissioner Roose
velt read the report of his investigations, on
which tha inquiry is baaed. It makes defi
nite charges of loon methods in conducting
civil service exam inations and in au
tars, Testimony confirming the charges was
taken, and the inquiry will be continued. -. -
and with it
Lace Curtail) Stretchers '
rixn-i 1 T 4 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 p.-i
cot or rounNa frame.
V,"ll Ssve yon Money, Time and Labor,
Evrnr liousEKEEi-fcR SnoixD Havs (JnEi
&y laJy cu operate them.
For Sale By
GONE OUT OF BUSINESS.
The Illinois legislature Quita The Brib
ery Report Michigan Solona.
Springfield, Ills., May 2!). Yesterday
was the closing day of the Thirty-sixth gen
eral assembly, and the legislators rushed
bills through with great rapidity. The sen
ate passed the following among others:
Amending the road and bridge law; to pun
ish by imprisonment the malicious removal of
fixtures from railway cars or locomotives;
for tbe organization of accident insurance
and cyclone, etc., mutual insurance com
panies;, in relation to witnesses in probate
courts; for a public guardian in each county.
The report of the bribery investigation com
mit t-e was presented and adopted unani
mously, and after the usual votes of thanks
tbe senate adjourned sine die.
In the bouse the conference report to ap
propriate t7,H0 for furnishing the appellate
court room at Chicago was agreed to. Bills
were passed: To establish an Illinois court
of claims; to suppress tho circulation of ob
jectionable literature; providing for the dis
solution of drainage districts; making it a
penitentiary offense to receive in a
house of ill-fame any girl under
IS years of age; providing for teaching ia
the public schools the effects of alcohol on
the system; making the kidnapping ef chil
dren a life imprisonment offense; authorising
Chicago veterans to erect a memorial hall in
Dearborn park; the Burke chattel mortgage
bill, and many others. The house then ad
journed sine die.
The Bribery Investigation.
Sprinufield, IiL, May 29. The senate
committee inquiring into the charge of
bribery made against senators by The Chi
cago Tribune conclude.! its work yesterday
and submitted its report. The latter says
that The Tribune in ono part of its article
charged that the anti-trust bill was defeated
by wholesale bribery, and iu the other part
the interview with Bunn produced noth
ing to sustain the charge, the most that couM
be said of the interview lieing that fiuan
was repotted as saying that a fund had been
raised for that purpose. The interview was
written from memory, and Bunn bad de
nied every material statement made therein.
The committee finally decides that inasmuch
as the Chicago paper had admitted its error
and had declared that it bad been tricked
into publishing the article the investigation
Lansing, Mich., May 2".. The lower house
yesterday killed the bill to increase the spe
cific tax of the Michigan railroads from 8
and 3 per cent, to S and 4 per cent of their
gross earnings. The houe passed a bill pro
viding that any person owning mortgaged
land may retain out of tbe interest due on
the mortgage such a proportion of the taxes
he has paid on the land as the amount
of the mortgage bears to the assessed valua
tion of tbe land; also the bill aotroiriatuur
$10,000 to complete the decorations of tbe
capitol building. The senate passed bills ex
empting the shares aud mortgages of build
ing and loau associations from all taxation.
and requiring all passenger and mixed rail
road trams to useair-b-kes.
Tbe Weather o Mar Kxrwt.
Washington Citv, Mav 29. -The indica
tions for thirty-six hour from 8 p. in. rester
dayare as follows: For Indiana Threatening
weather and rain: easterly winds: ooler in
southern portion, warmer in northern por
tion. For Illinois Threatening we.tther and
rain: southeasterly wimls; stationary tem
perature, except warmer in extreme north
eastern portion. For Lower Michigan -Fair
weather, fo.low.nl by rain; a slight rUe In
temp rat ure: winds shifting to easterly For
Upper .Michigan-Frir weather, followed by
shower slightly warmer: fast r.y winds,
ror iFconsm- Increasing cloudiness and
rain: ea-t ;iiy winos. slightly warmer exe nt
in southwest portion, stwtionarj t mperature.
For Iowa Threatening weitht-r and rain;
easterly win s. becoming variable- stationary
temperature in eastern jKirt on; (.light rise in
temperature in western portion.
Quotations on the board of trade to-day were
as follows: W heat No. 2 May, opened TfJic
closed 7c- Jun, opened and closed Txc
July, opened Jt'c. rlosed 77c On n No.
S May. cneu-.-d a$e. closed aasfe; June,
ojiened KCV, closed 33w: July, opened
Xfnc. close I S44it Oats No. S May,
opened 21V4C closed 21"e; June, opened
Sialic, close ! 22c; July, o cned, 2c, closed
2hc, Pork June, opened 11.(3:1$, closed
$11.70; July, opened and closed ill.SO; Au
gust, openod til. HI, closed fll.si. Lard
June, opened in.Oo. cloned S6.67S-
Live stocW-The I'nHm Stock Yards reports
the following rangeof prices: Hogs Market
fairly active on pa king an1 shipping account
and prices fuUy 10c lewer: sales ranged at
t4J4.A5 light, J4.)ift4.2j rough packing,
H.30&4.45 mixed, and 4.:jn$4.45 heavy pack
ing and shipping lots. Cattle-Market mod
erately active on local and shipping account,
and prices without material change; quota
tions ranged at 3.5t.4.!il for good to choice
shipping steers, $3.3.W common to good
do., S-'.7j(3.;.i butchers' htoer. $.304y:.l(Q
stockers, ;2.75&3.25 feeders, l.Ut&e.75 cows,
and fl.SiXSi.73 inferior mixed stock and bulls.
bheep-Market rather active; quotations
ranged at $a.ii4.i0 shorn westerns, $3.00(3
4.M) shorn natives, and $4.0U&5.U0 lambs.
Produce: Butter Fancy Elgin creamery,
16o per lb; dairies in line, J12e; roll but
ter, 7&Se. Eggs-Strict I y fresh, 13o per
dot Poultry-Live chickens. c per lb; roost
ers, 6c; turkeys, 67c; ducks, lt12o, Pota
toesChoice Burbanks, 2&&30o per bo; Beauty
of Hebron, 2Tc; mixed lota, 22c; sweet po
tatoes. $1.7ia4U0 per bbl. Apples-Choice
greenings, $ljAl.S0 per bbl; po it lots, 75o4
LU0. ttrawberries-$2.00rjij j par 24-o.t-caae.
, NkwTork. Mayes.
Wheat -Dull: No. 2 red state. tt-'Hc; No.
Z red winter June, BHjc: do July, tc'c,-do
August, 8I4C. Corn Dull; No. 2 mixed each.
42V4jr; do May, 40tc: do Jane, 4tHsc; do July,
4lc. Oats Steady; No. 1 white state nomi
nal; No. do, 27fic; No. i mixed May, 27)a;
do June, Jtffcc. Kye-I)ull. liariey-Noaiu
naL Pork Dull; uew mess, i l.Jttia.00,
Lerd VluieU May. ?.0J;; July, f 7 04.
Live stock: Cattle No market; dressed
beef, steady; side. 6V7hic V B. iSheep and
lambs Steady for sheep, 46V4c w : tinner
for lambs, ti&'Jc; reused lambs, 121 J.
Hogs Steady; 4.6U&.10. ,
Hay Upland prairie, $8.00.
B7 Timeuiy new $78.00.
Hay Wild, $5.00(2 f --.
Ooel Soft lis : haid S9.00
Cord Wood-Oak, $4.: Hickory, .
BBw-$6.00: baled $6.00.
' E. L. Messiner, of Pottstown, while
plowing on Sunday, turned up a fljppeny
bit of 1773, almost aa bright aa new.
SPRING HAS GOME !
the pleasure of beautifying home
Rich, Handsome, Magnificent and Unique.
-Ilr' PARLOR STJITEs
No words can do justice to the Novelties exhibited.
- IF1- CORDES,
No. 1623 Second Avenu
W. B. BARKER.
haa purchased the well-known
Fourth Ave. and Tenth Street,
and hopes to retain the custom of his predecessor
He will make 'a great effort to perpetuate the good name of this
Old Established Grocery
that it has alwajB enjoyed by dealing only iQ the best Roods
AT THE LOWEST PRICES.
J. B. ZIMMEB
IS RECEIVING daily his stock of
Spring and Summer Goods,
of the latest patterns. Call and examine them and remem
ber that he makes his suit3 up in the latest styles.
HISPRICE8 ARE LOW.
Manufacturer of and Dealer in all kinds of
fWA line lot of Children's Carriage! cheap. It will ray you to all Mott pnnhf .ng.
No. 1006 Third Avenue.
A. J. SMITH & SON,
Lowest cash prices.
125 and 127 West Third St.,
with new pieces of-
is reserved for-
Opp. Harper House,
HOUSEKEEPERS for Soups GraviM, Etc. Conraiient
for NURSES with toiling water a delicious DEEF TEA
Is instantly provide!. INVALIDS will And It appetizing
giving tone to the WEAKEST STOMACH. Guaranteed to
be PUKE BEEF ESSENCE. Put up In convenient pack
ages of both SOLID AND FIX ID EXTRACTS.
BY DRUCCISTS AND CROCERS.
COMPLETE IS ALL
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Call and compare stocks.
opp. Masonic Temple, j
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