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THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W- POTTER.
Tuesday, Junk 11, 1889.
Thrrk ia every probability of a sharp
contest oyer the republican nomination
for state's attorney at the special election
soon to be called.. Last summer there
were four prominent candidates-he late
Mr. O'Mara and Messrs, Haas, Olsen and
Sturgeon. The two latter gentlemen
will probably bow have a chance to test
their relative strength individually, and
it is said that each have commenced an
active canvass among their party friends.
It will be war to the knife and the pros
pects of a lively old time are very flatter
The St. Louis Itepublie is engaged in
the work of collecting "missent and for
warded" envelopes, for the purpose of
showing the effect that has followed, a
change from a business to a political ad
ministration of the postal service. A
writer to the Republic says:
"Enclosed find envelope mis.ent. If I
had seen vour article earlier I could have
sent you a stack; am having a hard time
witn misapnt mail. It is fearful in Illi
nois. When I wan there s. short time
asro in Chimco. all letlrra I mailed In
Springfield. Mo , and Mass., were laid off
ai Etpnngneici, ill. .Never have seen such
a 'mixed UD'ahane of mail in mv lifn
One has no certainty of a letter reaching
animation on time now. i mail a postal
card with every letter or importance writ
ten, notifying parties have this day
mailed you letter."
Vroro tbe MontenmerT Ala.t AdvArtiiwr.
The great battle cround between the
two parties in 1858 was Illinois, where
Douglas bore the democratic and Lincoln
tbe republican banners. The canvass
then made for United States senator was
before the people, and no other persons
were tnougbt ol for tbat high office. The
legislature was carried by the democrats.
ana uougias was elected. Both, how
ever, were candidates for president in
18S0. Since the death of Douglas, there
has been no great democratic leader in
Illinois, around whom all factions could
rally, until John M. Palmer was nomi
nated for governor last year. He made
a memorable canvass and revived the
party as it baa not been since the days of
the "Little Giant."
Next year the democrats propose to
formally nominate him In convention as
their candidate for senator on a fair and
square tariff reform democratic platform.
and they will force the fighting on that
une. i be republicans will have to face
the issue and pit whoever they may agree
upon against him. The fight will be of
most absorbing interest, scarcely less
than of a presidential contest. If Gen.
Palmer succeeds, Illinois democrats will
put him forward as their candidate for
president, and Grover Cleveland in that
event is the only man in tbe United States
who would be able to defeat him for the
nomination, and it is doubtful whether
he could do so. The western democrats
are determined to form closer ranks here
after, and the presidential fight of 1892
will be formally opened in the prairie
state next year.
Am Important Work.
The reform club of New York is send
ing out the following circular to farmers:
The Reform club of New York is col
lecting the opinions of farmers in every
part of the country on tbe condition of
tbe agricultural class. As many an
swers are desired as can possibly be obs
tained, for the more that are received the
more valuable will the result be. Please
answer as requested below:
1. Are the farmers in your com
munity as prosperous as they have ever
2. If so, to what do they chiefly owe
their prosperity? If not, what has been
the chief reason of tbe change? (Leave
out of consideration such temporary
causes as a bad crop year, and consider
tbe social and political causes )
8. Do the farmers take less or more
interest than formally in economic dis
cussions? 4. What effect does the tariff have on
5. Will a bushel of wheat or a barrel
of corn buy as many necessaries of life
as it did thirty years ago?
6. Have they gained or lost social dig
nity, as compared with other classes,such
as merchants and mechanics?
7. Do farmers' sons show any less will
ingness than formerly to become farmers?
If so, why?
If you will write a fuller answer to
these inquiries than this blank will hold,
it will be highly appreciated.
Please address your answers by mail to
the Reform Club, 12 East 33d street,New
York City, and a summary of the an
swers, received from every part of the
country, will be sent to you.
Were Itrhoaraing- a Harder Drama.
Cincinnati, June 11. Little Harry
Stephen and his cousin Charlie Clemens,
while rehearsing a border drama in the attic,
Bunday, !ramo excited during one of the
most thrilling scene and discharged their
revolvers. Young Stephens received a d&o
geions and pomibly fatal wound in the ab
domen and Clemens was painfully hurt in
A Drunken Father's Crime.
Cincinnati, O., June 1L Michael Cronin,
a laborer living in the eastern part of the
city, while drunk Sunday threw a heavy tea
cup at his wife. The missile missed the
woman, but struck a 13-montb-uld ohild
which she was carrying. The babe died late
A MiBlMlpl Nnpreiae Court Decision.
Jackson, Miss., June 11. The supreme
, Court of Mississippi ymtxrday upheld tbe
constitutionality of the law requiring separ
ate but equal railway accommodations for
blacks and whites.
Burns Will Bide His Time.
Niw York, June IL James Poole, who
recently finished a nine years' term in the
state orison for a shooting affair, shot and
probably fatally wounded Thomas Burns, a
rough character. In Mott strcot, Sunday
night. The shooting is supposed to be the
result of an old feud between the men, but
Burns refuses to say anything, except that If
be recovers he will do Poole up. Poole was
We offer one hundred dollars reward
for any case of catarrh that cannot be
cured by taking Hall's catarrh cure.
P. J. Ciisnet & Co., Props.,
We, the undersigned, have known F.
J. Cheney for the last fifteen years, and
believe him perfectly honorable in all
business transactions and financially able
to carry out any obligation made by their
West & Trcax, Wholesale druggists,
Waldinq, Kinnan & Mabvin, Wholesale
druggists, Toledo, O.
E. H. Van Bcbsjbn, Cashier, Toledo Na
tional bank, Toledo, O.
Hall's catarrh cure is taken internally,
acting directly upon the blood and mucus
surfaces of the system. Price 75 cents
per bottle. Sold by all druggists.
Tbe City of Rome consumes an aver
age of 800 tons of coal a day in crossing
the ocean at top speed.
Purification by Fire.
The Torch Applied to the Drift
HUNDREDS OF BODIES WILL BURN.
The Sicken Ins; Odor of the Horrible Jam
Filled the Valley A Few More Terribly
Decomposed Bodies Recovered Proff
ress In Starting the Iroa Works A Joy
ful Re anion and Wed dins; at Fittalmrsr
Fear of the Sufferer Lose Their Reason
Clara Barton's Report: "The Destltu
ttoa Absolute" Chicago Money Beld
Back for Awhile.
Johnstown, Pa., June IL The debris of
the raft on the eastern side, near the bridge,
was fired late laxt night This means that a
number of bodies must be burned to ashes
with it The 'Are is burning slowly and no
authority is given for the measure. Gen.
Hastings didn't care to talk of it
It Was a Great Graveyard.
The great raft ia an endless, measureless
graveyard, made in . one night Its tomb
stones are shattered timbers sticking out of
tbe wreckage. Though hundreds had al
ready been uncovered, the dead yesterday
came to light in surprising numbers if any
one here can be surprised and there were
sime faces among them that bad never been
missed. Tbe stench of the raft filled the
whole valley, although those here did not
Won id Have Been a Ghantly Blow.
An axman standing on top of tbe wreck
raised his axe once to strike yesterday fore
noon, but the blow never fell. If it had it
would have cut in twain tbe first of tbe bod
ies taken from the point on the morning of
the tenth day. It was the remains of a
woman, Emma Roth by name, identified by
her broken-hearted husband an hour later.
Dr. O. C. Brinkloy, one of Johnstown's
brightest and most promising physicians,
was found at last in the raft near where that
of tbe woman lay. Although but 30 years
of age, bis appearance when the remains
were rescned was tbat of a man 75 years old.
Other Bodies Removed.
Others, unknown, were taken from the
raft at all hours of tbe day. Among them
an old man with his little boy clasped in his
arms. Five bodies were found under one
single heap of the wreckage in the town yes
terday. .One of them was Kate Neary, the
milliner and modiste.
One of the saddest identifications was that
of Miss Blanche Harnish, of Dayton, O. She
was a passenger on the day express and her
father bad searohed for her for the past
three days. Some workmen found her body
lying under the trestle near the Pennsylvania
George C Humm was a well known in
surance agent Nobody bad given him a
thought until yesterday afternoon, when his
body was carried to the Presbyterian church
Horrible Condition of the Dead.
The keepers of the morgue say that as
soon as the air strikes the corpses now it
becomes almost impossible to handle them,
and the sooner they are buried the better.
There were over fifty new faces on the slabs
at the morgues last night, and a reonrd shows
that up to noon Sunday, which was just a
week from the time morgues were estab
lished, t,49a people were buried from them
who were discovered right in this vicinity.
This has nothing to do with the valley or tbe
dead of Nineveh at Florence, and elsewhere.
A great many were also buried who were
not token to these morgues.
The Iron Company at Work.
Great credit is due the Cambria Iron com
pany for promptly setting the stricken peo
ple of this city to work, thereby diverting
their minds from their many sorrows. Yes
terday tbe machine shop employing 1U0 men,
was in operation. Tbe boiler shop was
clanging with the hammers of a full force of
workmen; the blacksmith shop running full,
and what is still more wonderful, the six
blast furnaces with their small army of work
men were started np yesterday morning.
The Number ot Workmen Lost.
About two-thirds of tbe whole number of
the company's employes were left alive by
the flood. Nearly 700, or not quite one half
of the Gautier company's men have re
ported for work. The loss of men in the
lower works is from 1,000 to 1,600. Most of
the survivors were householders, but the
dam burst made them paupers for the time
being. They will, with the company's as
sistance, being rebuilding their homes at
JOY AFTER SORROW.
A Reunited Family Celebrates Its Hap
piness by a Wedding.
PrrrsBCRO, June It One week ago Miss
Sarah B. Duncan was a homeless wanderer
on the hills of Johnstown, thinking herself
the only survivor of her family.
At ft o'clock last evening Miss Duncan, ar
rayed in briilal robes, and surrounded by all
of her fnmily, linked ber fortunes with Al
bert J. Warden, of Sharpshurg. The cere
mony was performed at tbe house of the
bride's grandfather in Allegheny, immedi
ately after which the bridal party went to
the groom's pleasant home in Sharpsburg.
The bride's father, D. J. Duncan, was su
perintendent of the Johnstown street rail
way system and lost all of his property. Tbe
family were caught in the flood, but all es
caped, although they were separated for
hours, and each thought the others dead.
Insane Victims of the Delnge.
Pittbbcro, June IL Three more of the
Johnstown sufferers have survived death
only to lose their reason, Rev. Eunz, son,
and Mrs. Raeger. The family of Rev. Kunx,
a German Lutheran minister, consisted of
father, mother and Ave children, of these all
perished except the father and one son aged
13 years. After striving to recover the bodies
of his dear ones, and waiting to bury two
children all tbat could be found Rev.
Knnx was prevailed upon to come with his
little son to this city. Now be appears to be
hopeless lunatic, and the boy, too, is
mentally unbalanced. Mrs. Sanger has been
raving constantly since her arrival. But lit
tle is known of her, but she has mentioned
that she originally came from Baltimore.
Mrs. Foster is another. She lost all her
children and raves continually.
"The Destitution Is Absolute."
Washington Citt, June 11. Vice Presi
dent Solomons, cf the Red Cross association.
has received from Miss Clara Barton at
Johnstown a request for three hospital tenta
and twenty-five cots and other hospital sup
plies, nne says about arty persons are busily
at work in Red Cross work and doing much
good. Miss Barton gives a graphic descrip
tion or tne situation, mud says: "The destitu
tion is absolute; there ia no half-way. AU is
gone." She says they need bedding, gro
ceries, provisions and household ar tides.
Clothing is in pretty good supply.
Brought Their Money Back.
Chicago, June 11. The members of tbe
board of trade committee appointed last
week to carry 1 17,000 to the sufferers from
)h Johnstown flood have returned to the
jity, bringing the money with them. ' The
leaaons are that tbe money was iatended for
the people who were made destitute by the
flood, but that it was to be used to clear
away the debris; 'that in this way it would
fall into the pockets of "the unscrupulous
vandals who had charge of the affair," and
that the work was not being carried on pro
perly. It is proposed to ksop the money here
until it can be applied as inended.
The Good Work Goes Steadily on.
PirrsBtrBO, June 11. Yesterday was about
the busiest day that tbe ladies' relief commit
tee has had. They clothed ninety -two
women and children, besides furnishing food
to as many more. There is no let up in tbe
contributions, and tbe way they keep pour
ing in ia something wonderful. Tbe major
ity of the refugees yesterday were children
little ones who bad been bereft of their
Will Save Millions of IOfa,
Viixiamsport, Pa., June 1L At a meet
ing of the Lumbermen's exchange yesterday
sor te gratifying reports were received con
oaraing the lost logs. '-It was shown that
ful y 100,000,000 feet of logs can be recov
er 1 between this city and Green's dam. It
wai also reported that there are fully 40,
000 000 feet of logs up the river, between this
city and the Sinnemahoning river which
can be brought down.
WITNESSES WHO DON'T KNOW.
A Number of Them Examined Regarding
the Cronin Murder.
Chicago, June IL A more unsatisfac
tory witness for the state in the Cronin in
quest can hardly be imagined than Michael
Wl alen, the suspended detective, proved y es
ter lay. He testified that he was a cousin of
Sullivan, the iceman, but other than that
his testimony was a series of denials that he
bad ever spoken to anybody about Cronin
or the Clan-na-GaeL Although traveling
the same beat with Dan Coughlin he had
nevar discussed these matters, even with
Coughlin. He la a member of Camp 20 of
A nother Man Who Knew Nothing.
J unes Carroll, a former Philadelphia and
Reading employe, who said he was thrown
out of work by last year's strike and came to
Chi ago to seek employment, testified that he
kne v McGeehan, and had met him here be
fore and after the Cronin murder. He had
loansd him money, although not intimately
acquainted with him. He did not know
Cronin and had not conversed with any one
comerning the tragedy, although a member
of the Clan-na-GaeL
Soon Got Tired of Him.
Tt e jury soon dismissed this witness, and
Henry J. Jordan, a barkeeper, was put on
the stand. He also admitted being ac
quainted with McGeehan, having been drink
ing 'vitb bira at the Sherman house bar with
in a few days. Closely pressed by both cor
oner and jury he denied having said in pub
lic tl at if he bad found Cronin in a sewer he
would not have taken the trouble to pull bim
out His memory was treacherous, and to
the t ulk of the queries the reply "Not that I
rem niber" was returned.
A Circular Issued by Beggo.
At this point a circular issued by Lawyer
Begs s was read. It called upon members to
pay their assessments and notified them that
upon refusal they would be placed on trial as
traitors to the cause and, in case of convic
tion, every camp in the United States would
be nc titled of the fact
Other Poor Witnesses.
Thomas Wbelan, brother of Mike Whelan,
the d fteotive, and who lodged in the house
occupied by Iceman Sullivan, swore that to
tbe Jest of his knowledge the iceman was
home on the night of tbe murder. This wit
ness i.lso could remember little. He denied
metnliership in the Clan-na-Gael, and was
positive that the carpets in the hall of
Sullivan's house had not been removed or
changed since the tragedy.
Pat Lannon another bartender, who be
longs to Camp 20, couldn't recollect what
was done at any of the meetings and knew
nothi ig on any point
A Theory of Incendiarism.
The polios have a theory that the Wind
sor theatre fire of March last was of incen
diary origin. Dr. Cronin's apartments were
in the front portion of the building.and Chief
Hubbard believes that the fire was started
in tbe hope that this portion of the structure
would be destroyed and tbe iucriminating
paper t in the doctor's possession go up in tbe
A Special Grand Jury.
The grand jury for the present term was
discberged yesterday, State's Attorney Long
eneckitr informing the court that be might
find it necessary to summon a special venire
to consider the Cronin
Record of the National Game.
Chicago, June 11. The base ball scores
made by League clubs yesterday were as fol
lows: At Chicago (first game) Chicago 4,
Indiat apolis S; (second game) Chicago 8,
Indianapolis Si; at Cleveland Cleveland ,
Pittsbjrg 5 twelve innings; at Washing
ton Washington 1, Philadelphia 3; at New
York New York 5, Boston 1.
American association: At . Brooklyn
Brook: yn 7, Louisville 5; at Philadelphia
Athletic 8, Kansas City S; at Baltimore
Baltimore 1, St Louis 9; Columbus-Cincinnati
giune postponed rain.
Wes-ern league: At Minneapolis Min
neapols9, Denver 8; at Des Moines Des
Moinet 6, St Joseph 5. St Paul-Omaha and
Milwaukee-Sioux City games postponed
An Engine Dashes Into a Building.
St. Iouis, June 1L As the incoming pas
senger train on the Iron Mountain railroad
was neuring the Union station last nisht the
engine jumped tbe track and dashed into an
aa joint: ig ouuamg. John Uebhard, of this
city, w io was riding on the pilot of the en
gine, ws instantly killed. Engineer Diement
was terribly scalded and Fireman Frank
Carr htd an arm and a leg broken. James
Trainer, brakeman, was severely injured.
None ol the passengers was hurt
Muriit Ha stead is reported much im
proved in health. He is in England.
Storms throughout New England Monday
oansed nsiderable damage by water.
Tbe Duke of Edinburgh arrived at Berlia
Monday morning. He was received at the
station by Emperor William.
The government of Hungary te reducing
fares on all government railways 50 per cent,
in the h pe of increasing the traffic.
Amocg tbe visitors at the Paris expositioi
Monday were the prince and princess ol
Wales, who ascended the Eiffel tower.
William Fering, r CrawfordsvUle, Ind.,
gave bis wife f 75, his pension money, which
abe hid in the stove. He built a fire in the
stove Si nday.
Mrs. James W. a Cagel, of Mason City,
Ia., wants 120,000 from tbe Chicago, Mil
waukee and St Paul railway because il
killed h r husband.
Capt Charles Stuart, the founder of th
town of Stuart, Iowa, died yesterday at hit
home at Osceola, Ills. He was known chiefly
as "the founder of cities."
Renovs, Pa., is greatly in need of money,
a large ortion of the town having been de
stroyed by flood and the people bolng too
destitute to rebuild without aid.
CoL Clark E. Carr was sworn in by the
clerk of tbe circuit court at Gales!. urg, Ills.,
Monday morning as minister to Denmark,
and will leave for bis post in five or six weeics.
A boil )r exploded in the Mahoning Vallej
Iron works, at Youngstown, O., last even
ing, killing James Robinson and badly
scalding John McPherson and William Ed
wards. Dra. Irwin, Ferguson and Hance, tbe three
physicians who performed tbe autopsy on the
late Mind-Reader Bishop, have been indicted
by the N jw York grand jury for violation
of tbe sa litary law.
The lots of property at Seattle, W. T., is
now estimated at 20,000,000. Five lives are
supposed to have been lost There are still
many pe -sons living in tents, but bankers
and men bants are beginning business again.
The Iron King iron mine, one of those
connected with the Bessemer Consolidated
Iron company, at Ashland, Wis., haa shut
up, throwing 200 men out ot work. Tbe
bonded indebtedness of the Consolidated is
Near Wilkesbarre, Pa., Monday mornins
an axle o' one ot tbe cars on a Lehigh Valley
train bro te and several coaches were pre
cipitated aver on embankment Sixteen peo
ple were injured, though, happily, none fa
tally. Joseph Smith, took care of the wi fe and
children . of Samuel Kron pecker, a t Roan
Court House, W. Va., because tbe latter left
tbem in a destitute condition, and Monday
Kron pecker killed Smith to pay hi m for his
trouble. - .
The Plttibnrg Iron and Steal Men.
PrrraBtna, Pa., June IL Many of the
Iron and steel mills in the Pittsburg district
propose tx shut down on July 1, in order to
make changes, take stock, eta The suspen
sions will vary from two to six week, accord
ing to the orders on band. The Amalgamated
association has not only not prepared any ad
vances, but it bos revised the extras in a
number ot departments to more favorable
condition! for the manufacturers, and its
members itre confident that there will be no
trouble tt is year.
OTP iCKOTTB, TUESDAY TONE
The Pope Depressed.
Troubled Over the Unveiling of
the Bruno Statue.
WORSE THAN THE EVENTS OF 1870.
His' Temporal Power Attacked Then, bnt
This Statue Affair a Blow at Bis Spirit
ual' Authority The Story of Giordano
Bruno The Haytlen Unpleasantness
Legitime la a Bad Way Lansdowne
Downed Henry George In Paris For
eign News Notes.
LONDON June 11 Advices from Rome
yesterday indicate tbat the . pope is still
greatly depressed over the demonstration
Sunday at tbe unveiling of the Bruno me
morial Speaking to one of the officials at
the Vatican he said that the event was even
sadder than were those of 1S70, when only
the temporal power of tbe pope was at
tacked. Sunday's demonstration was an at
tempt to destroy tbe pope's spiritual author
ity, the only power now left him.
The Martyr's Life Sketched.
Giordano Bruno was born in 1548 in tbe
Neapolitan City of Nolo. His father was a
soldier, and perhaps of German parentage.
When 10 or 11 years old he was sent to an
uncle In Naples, who put him in a school At
tbe age of 15 he entered a Dominican mon
astery and became a novice of the order.
His baptismal name of Philip
for his "name in religion" of
which he ij always known,
astery ho remained fifteen
In this mon
while a nov-ice he was accused of heresy be
cause he bad abandoned devotion to pictures
f tbe saints and contented himself with a
crucifix alone. Tbis charge was smothered,
but in 1575 new complaints were made, and
he left Naples and went to Rome.
Brnno's Travels in Europe.
The next two years were spent in school
teaching in the north of Italy. Then be went
to Geneva, where he got work in a printing
office, but Calvinism was abhorrent to him,
and he journeyed on to Paris, where he taught
and wrote and gained the friendship of
Henry IIL Next he went to England, lec
tured at Oxford, became intimate with Sir
Philip Sidney and Fulke Greville, and won
the favor of Queen Elizabeth, whom he
called the "Diana of tbe Nymphs ot the
North." In 1585 be went to Garmany and
spent some quiet years at Wittenberg.
In the Hands of the Inquisition.
In 151 be was unwise enough to go to
Venice. A false friend denounced him to
the inquisition. He was arrested, and in
Vt'.ti he was turned over to the papal author
ities. He was tried for heresy. It was
charged that he taught tbe eternity of the
universe, a plurality ot inhabited worlds,
and many other false doctrins. Some of tbe
accusations made against him be denied,
some he admitted to be true, but refused to
After seven years spent in prison he was
found guilty, and was turned over by the In
quisition to the "secular arm," tbe order
reading "beseeching you so to mitigate the
severity of his sin with respect to his body,
that there may be no shedding of blood."
This gentle phrase meant that be should be
burnt Burnt be was Feb. 17, 1600, in the
presence of a large aud enthusiastic audience
of Roman citizens. According to the ac
count in a news letter, "be was slowly roast
ed, and may now, in those other worlds
which he imagined to exist, tell how blas
phemers and heretics are punished at Rome."
LEGITIMES CAREER CLOSED.
The Alleged President or Hayti Beaten by
the Other Alleged President.
New York, June 11. A letter from Port
au Prince, dated May 30, gives the follow
ing: "It is stated on good authority tbat the
army of Hippolyte is within two miles of
Port au Prince, and there is no doubt that
in a few days tbe war will be ended, with
tbe army of the north the victors. Legi
time's men, owing to the lack of
food and money, are deserting, and
at Grand Saline one of his gen
erals, commanding five thousand men,
has surrendered all his force to Hippolyte.
Tbe general himself fled to Jamaica, as bis
life would have been in danger in Port au
Prince. He put himself under the protec
tion of the British consul before going to
Jamaica. Legitime would have followed his
example, but his penerals and ministers
would not let him. Tbey say be has brought
them to their present state and he must re
main and share their fate.
"It is impossible to say when Hippolyte's
army will fall on the town and massacre
every one in it"
Courtesies to American Engineers.
London, June 10. Tbe visiting American
engineers were given a reception yesterday
at Leamington. In an address welcoming
tbem to tbe city the Rt Hon. A W. Peel,
speaker of the house o commons, said that
Englishmen could not but admire the great
engineering works which were scattered all
over America, and which stood as monu
ments of American engineering skill. He
assured the visitors that they would meet
with a cordial welcome everywhere, for the
heart of England went out to the great re
public beyond the sea.
A Victory for Lansdowne's Tenants.
London, June 1L Judge Curren, holding
tbe sessions at Cohirciveen, in Ireland,
yesterday expressed himself as highly
indignant at the refusal of Lord Lansdowne's
agent to accept the terms offered by the
tenants on the estate, and declared that his
court would no longer permit itself to be
used by landlords as a rent collecting ma
chine. He ruled against Lord Lansdowne's
agent, and gave the tenants easier terms
tbaii they had themselves voluntarily
Secretary Blaine's Objections.
London, June 11. The Times' Berlin cor
respondent telegraphs that the point in the
provisional agreement reached by the So
moon conference, to which tbe government
at Washington more especially objects, U the
agreement for international control of Sa
moa. A hitch has undoubtedly arisen, too,
on tbe question of the punishment of Mataafa,
concerning which there is apparently a di
vergence of opinion between Washington
Gladstone Goes for the Unionist.
London, June 11. Gladstone in a speech
yesterday said tbat he had never seen such a
shameless instance of a majority trampling
upon the promises by which tbey secured
election as was afforded by the example of
A German Editor Imprisoned.
London, June 11. The editor of The Dan
nan berg (Hanover) Vulks Zeitung was yes
terday sentenced to three months' imprison
ment for a libel upon Herr Von Benningsen,
the leader of the National Liberal party in
Germany. He recently made the charge in
bis paper that Von Benningsen in 18K6 at his
inference with Bismarck, betrayed Han
over to Prussia to further his own selfish am
bition. Henry George Honored In Paris.
Paris, June 11. The international con
gress of land reformers assembled here yes
terday and unanimously elected Henry
George honorary president Mr. George de
livered an address, in which be urged that
land reform was the only practicable start
ing point for social reform of any nature. .
Heavy Gale In the Channel.
London, J une 11. A very severe gale pre
vailed at the mouth of the Thames yesterday
and much damage has been done to shipping
and to property along the banks of the
The Weather We May Expect.
Washington Citt, June 11. The indica
tions for thirty-six hoars from 8 p. in. yester
day ore as follows: For Michigan, Wisconsin,
Indiana aod Illinois Fair weather, precedes!
by light rain 1st lower Michigan: wannet
southerly winds. For Iowa Fair, wannei
weather: southerly winds.
They Aim to Please.
Chicago Develops a New and
HANGING TO BE DONE BY CONTRACT.
A Corporation IJeensed to Engage In the
Business of Providing Murderers with
Scientific Strangling One ef the Incor
porators Gives Some Details of the Mode
of Procedure and Advantages to All
Concerned "In Any Style and at All
Springfield, IUa., June 1L A license of
incorporation was yesterday issued to the
American Executing company at Chicago,
to execute persons who are sentenced to
death, with a capital of (35,000. The incor
porators are Stephen Lawon, M. B. Clear,
and Jacob A. E. Iftert
WHAT THEY PROPOSE TO DO.
A Talk with One of the Members of This
Chicago, June 11. "Hanging done here
at all hours. Executions in any style while
you wait," is a sign that may be looked for
In Chicago at any day.
The latest business venture afloat is the
American Executing company (limited),
duly incorporated with a capital of -", 000.
The originators and incorporators of this
cheerful scheme are M. E. Clear and Stephen
Law son, coal men hants at 7tt Fifth avenue.
An application for a choke license was made
last Saturday and the papers will arrive
from Springfield to-day.
Mr. Clear told a reporter last night that
tbe firm would start to work on tbe crim
inals who wanted to be executed as soon ai
the details of the business was completed.
With Neatness and IUpatch.
"What induced you to embark in tbe en
terpriser' was asked.
"Well, replied tbe executioner, "it is a well
known fact that sheriffs as a rule do not like
to hang a man. What we propose to do is to
take the job off his bands and execute the
condemned with neatness and dispatch."
"Have you a fixed priceT
"No; tbat will depend on the state where
the banging takes place. Some ttates pay
more than others, but the average will be
about 1400. We can do tbe work at a fair
profit and leave something for the sheriff be
sides." Details of the Bunlnest.
Will you advertise?"
"Yes. We will first open a correspondence
with every sheriff in the United States, giv
ing price-list and terms. Then we'll start a
few good men on the road with sole-leather
samples of death by strangulation in the lat
est designs. Tbey will call on criminals who
have bean awarded death-warrants and show
them our styles. We intend to carry a full
assortment of plain and cable-laid hemp,
silk, manilla, and wire-rope for hangings,
from which tbe condemned may choose; that
is, provided the sheriff of bis county wants
to trade with our bouse."
Will Adopt New Styles.
"Will you do any taking off by elec
"If it comes into general use in the busi
ness and is satisfactory we will. Our motto
from the start will be to please, no matter
what method is employed, aud we guarantee
satisfaction. We contract to remove a man
for so much and when the doctors pronounce
him dead our responsibility in the matter
ceases. We will, not hang the same man
The Operations and "Plant"
"Who will do the work V
"Professional stronglers will be employed.
We furnish tbe gallows, rope, shroud, cap,
and coffin. Gallows stations will be located
at different points throughout tne country
with a competent hangman in charge of
each. He will have a portable scaffold
which be can pack and ship at a moment's
notice, step into a town, hang bis man, and
travel on to the next town. A specified ter
ritory will be assigned to each man, who
will always be on call.
"Our scheme will also do away with
bungling and needless suffering on the part
of the gentleman who is making bis demise.
Half the executions ore miserable botches,
and the crying need of the country is scien
tific strangulation. Death is o.ssured to our
patrons in ten minutes from the time the
Will Adopt a Trade Mark.
"Do you intend to form a combine or trust,
and have you made any provision agaiust
cheap imported pauper hangmen V
"No, but we may take out letters patent
and have a registered trade mark. Custom
ers will be warned to look out for imitations,
as no banging will be genuine without a skull
and cross bones blown on the corpse. Com
petition is sure to follow the introduction of
any new industry, but the better classed
murderers are bound to come to the place
where they can get the most for their
Mr. Clear said tbe proceedings were un
doubtedly legal, and there was money in the
scheme if enough work could be obtained.
The main office would be located in Chicago,
and branch offices in Omaha and Boston.
TEXAS LAND TITLES UNSETTLED.
A District Court Decision That Is a Bo
nanza for Lawyers.
Nxw York, June 1L A spcial from Aus
tin, Tex., to The World says: Judge Key,
of the district court, yesterday reudered his
decision in favor of the state in the case of
the state vs. tbe Southern Pacific Railroad
company to recover one-half of the binds ac
quired by the company by virtue of state
certificates issued since 1878. This decision.
if sustained by tbe supreme court, will un
settle tbe titles of 15.000,000 acres of laud and
cause endless litigation.
Appall ol the Real Estate Men.
Real estate men here are astonished at tbe
decision and appalled at the future outlook
should it be sustained. Tbe case was a test
case. Tbe question at issue is one of the
gravest importance to nearly every railroad
in tbe state.
Crime In the Jury Bux.
Cincinnati, June 1L George B. Jen
nings, senior partner of John Church & Cot's
music house, a Sunday-school superintendent
and church member, and foreman of the jury
acquitting Andy Wetzel of selling liquor
Sunday, has confessed to perjury and im
plicates other jurors who admitted going on
the jury with the intention of acquitting
Wetzel regardless of testimony. Jennings,
wants to go before tbe court, confess, and
ask to be punished. The entire jury will
probably be prosecuted for perjury
The Sioux Are Signing.
Rosebcd, D. T., June 1L Since Sunday
morning Sioux signatures have been coming
in steadily. Red Leaf, Sorrel Horse. High
Bear and Hollowborn Bear have signed. At
10 o'clock yesterday morning 818 names bad
One of Aster's Poor Belatlvee.
New York, June 11. Theresa Aster, wife
of a cigar maker named John Jacob Astor,
committed suicide Sunday by taking Park
green. Astor claim to be a cousin of bis
millionaire namesake, and ho frequently
been "written up" as such in newspaper arti
cles. He earns only $6.50 a week, and lives
in a miserable tenement Despondency be
cause of poverty is given as the cause of the
Double Killing In Virginia.
Baltimore, June 1L The Sun's Warren
ton, Va., special says E. P. Turner shot and
killed his brother-in-law, Robert Turner,
Sunday, near the Plains, Fauquier county,
Va. He was then severely shot - by Robert's
brother Edward, who is a son of the late Ad
miral Turner. The parties are very promi
Sitting BuU Dying.
Bismarck, V. X., June IL. It was learned
from Standing Rock agency yesterday that
Bitting Bull, the venerable and famous Sioux
ehssftsln, who has been dangerously ill with
asMajBonia for several weeks, is slowly sink.
i away, and fa s short time would pass
into the happy hunting grounds. -
SPRING HAS GOME !
and with it
i I IMPROVED! i
Lacs Curtain Stretchers
5 ' 5"
our or roujwo rmuM.
Will Save vou Monev. Time and Labor.
Evxkt HousEKCEFsa Should Havs Ons
any lady can operate them.
For Sale By
Clarkson Kxplalns a Much-Critie.sed Post
Washington Citt, June 11. A reporter
of the Uiyie.1 Pres yesterday called tbe at
tention of Mr. Clarkson, first assistant post
master general, to tbe postofilce case at Can
nelton, Ind., about which tbe president has
been criticised because of the appointment of
Mr. Zimmerman. Many papers have quoted
Mr. Harrison's sech in tbe senate in 18!tf
in opposition to tbe removal of Mrs. Da Ia
Hunt, former postmistress of this office, and
bave criticised bis action in failing to ap
point her now, when she was an applicant,
n hat Clarkson Says About It.
Mr. Clarkson said: "The president bad
made a memorandum directing tbe appoint
ment of Mrs. Do La Hunt, supposiug tbe
office to be presidential, but the appointment
was really of the fourth class, and I had al
ready appointed Zimmerman, upon the
recommendation of Congressman Posey,
whose endorsements are usually followed in
the district, knowing nothing of the desire
of tbe president for Mrs. De La Huut's reap
pointment, nor of the circumstances of tbe
ca.se. I am inclined to think that it will yet
be changed and that Mrs De La Hunt will be
appointed, as it was the intention of the pres
ident to appoint tbe Union soldier's widow to
the Cannelton postotKce. "
Oberly's Successor Appointed.
Washington Citt, June IL The only
appointment of general interest made by tbe
president yesterday was tbat of Thomas J.
Morgan, of Rhode Island, who was appointed
to be commissioner of Indian affairs, vice
John H. Oberly, resigned. CoL Thomas J.
Morgan is a personal friend of the president,
Tbey fought in tbe same division through
the war and the friendship that was formed
on tbe battlefields of the south has never been
Benjamin F. Allen, of Iowa, was appointed
a special agent of the land office. Among
the medical examiners were John E. Marks,
Union City, Ind. ; John E. Chit wood and R.
W. Sipe, Counorsville, Ind.
New Immigration Regulations.
Washington City, June 11. Assistant
Secretary Batcheller, of the treasury depart
ment, has issued a revised set of immigra
tion regulatious. Tbey provide that the re
moval of immigrant passengers from a ves
sel to a place suitable for examining shall
not be considered a landing. At ports where
there is no state commissioners or officers for
the examination of immigrants the collector
of customs shall perform that duty, and in
cases where it is apprehended that an immi
grant may become a public charge collectors
of customs may require a bond before the
immigrant be allowed to land. Tbe revised
regulations will take effict July 1 next.
Condition of the Grain Crops.
Washington City, June il. The June
report of the agricultural department shows
a slight increase in winter wheat area seed
ed. Tbe condition of n inter wheat remains
comparatively high, and averages 93 for the
country. The area of spring wheat has ap
parently increased about a per cent., aud
tbe condition is high. Oats has increased 2
or 3 per cent, in area, but is 7 points below
iu normal condition. Barley averages 95 in
condition. Area about the same as la.-t year.
Rye is about the same in area and i5 in con
dition. Sillier to Succeed Matthnws.
Washington City, June 11. A telegram
was received here from Indianapolis corrob
orating tbe story that Attorney General Mil
ler is soon to be made Stanley Matthews1 suc
cessor as associate justice of the supreme
court. Still further corroboration is a pos
itive assertion to that elT.-ct thr.t was made
by Sidney Conger, a prominent Indiana Re
publican. An Order to Railway Mail rks.
Washington City, June 11. Superin
tendent Bell, of tin railway mail service,
has issued a general order urging greater co
operation to secure efficiency. He refers to
the alleged fact that clerks agree not to
check upon each other, and says that this
practice must cease. Ho promises promo
tion according to efficiency.
rtx,s. ..-is t . i.i
Quotations on tha hnanl nf ..
follows: Wheat No. S June, opened TSV40.
i-iuneu .;c; juiy, opened rnc, closed Wjc;
ettteniber. onenml 7.Li rKwjul v.H
No. S July, opened 344c closed 3ac; An-
Ifusv, openm aoc, cios-d M?-bo; September
opened closed 3514c. Oats -No. i
July, opened 2-"Hc. closed fflH-Sgc; Septem
ber, opened &$c closed at-Ve, Pork-
' Y. opened Jll.85, closed SU.77M; August,
opened , closed $11.86: September, onnnnri
tlli, closed flLfcUf. Lard-July, opened
Live tock-The Union stock yards report
ftlA fnllnwim, nvl.u-. II w l .
active with pri.-cs Sc higher; light mules.
-wkyi '. ruuKu parsing, s,4jai$4.no; mixed
lots, tt.8S34.Au, heavy nacklnif and shinnlno
lots. $t.at.4& Cattle Market steady; na
tive beeves, 64.611; cows and mixed.
tl.SO3d.8O; Blockers and feeders, tx,0(itt.u;
Texas steers, $2. On 3.40. 8 beep steady;
native muttons. t&SO&t.&t Texans. $!U4J0
.ou; westerns. SJ.wjj.;; aprlug lambs, Jl.SUui
8J45 per bead.
Produce: Hnttar rw.
J7 pur lb; dories in line, ltt&l&s roll batter.
rairiciiy rresa, izo per dos. Poul
try-Lire chickens. Sh&Wa per lb; roosters.
6c; turkeys. 78o; ducks, &9o. Potatoes
Choice Burbanks, 45c. per bn; Beauty of He
bron, Kxfttuo; mixed lota, -Oft sweet potatoes,
f l.J8a.l per bbL Apples-Choice rresninga,
td.6u3a.76 per bbl; poor lots, 76C&S1AM. Htraw-berries-tl
jaiJO per 24 -qt. cose.
, , NiwTost, June 10.
Wheat Irregular; No. S red state cash,
614c: No. red winter ?une, Bc; do July,
!Ho: doAugust, tsic, Corn-Steady; No.
mixed caoh July. 42o; do Aagut, tJQtjc; do
September. 42Hc Oats Mteady; No. z mixed
cash, 2Hc: do Jane, do July. S80.
Rye-Dull. Barley-Nominai Pork-Dull;
new mess. $1&25&13.&U, Lord Quiet; Au
gust, $7.04; f 7.ii bid.
Live Stock: Cattle Dull and easier; native
steerm, I4.00I&4.7U V 100 Ds; Texas do, t&-
-0; han't and dry cows, li.0U(&i). ). Bheepand
lambs Sheep dull and easier; t4.0u&SJS 4 10O
fee; hunbs extremely weak; ordinary to choice
southern, i. 75 9 l.O ts; a few selected
lota, r-UO&T 2&. Hocs-No trading in live
hogs; reported quiet; nominal range, 18.104.22.168.
Hay Upland prairie, $8.00,
Hay Tiiaeuiy new $?&tj.00.
N.. U74 14 A Amu Aft
Pntf Iu IK.
iwr-an im ; sin n.W
BUw-t6U: baled ts'.OOt
the pleasure of beautifying home
Rich, Handsome, Magnificent and Unique.
-XT PARLOR SUITES
No words can do justice to the
No. 1623 Second Avenue.
W. B. BARKER.
has 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 always enjoyed by dealing only in the best ijooJs
AT TOE LOWEST PRICES.
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
-For Stoves and Refrigerators.-
J. B. ZIMMER
m m m m ammmm m m
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 suits up In the latest styles.
HIS PRICES ARE LOW.
- A. WOLLENHAUPT,
Manufacturer of and Dealer in all kinds of
. sseed Work.
A fine lot of Chlldreo's Carriages cheap. It will pay you to call before pnreban.ng.
No. 1006 Third Avenue.
A. J. SMITH & SON,
Lowest cash prices.
125 and 127 WeBt Third 8t.,
with new pieces of-
Opp. Harper House,
HOUSEKEEPERS for Soups, Gravies Etc. Conrenlent
for NURSES with boiling water a delicious BEEF TEA
1s Instantly provided. INVALIDS will find It appetizing,
giving tone to the WEAKEST STOMACH. Guaranteed to
be PURE BEEF ESSENCE. Put up in convenient pack
aged of both SOLID AND FLUID EXTRACTS.
BY DRUCCISTS AND CROCERS.
COMPLETE IN ALL
Xtor catalogues address
T. O. DTJNCAIf,
Dahuj t. low-
Call and compare stocks.
OEZITH 2 SON,
opp. Masonic Temple,