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THE TROOK: 1HJUAN1 ATO5TJB TUESDAY. JULY 10, 1889.
THE DAILY AllGUS
JOHN W- POTTER.
TcMDAT. July 16. 1889.
' Tot State's Attorney,
KCOKNK LEWIS, of Moline.
A disDMch from Torx-ka aavs that Dr
J. P. Stewart, of Clay Center, who waa
on trial for the murder of J. B. Welling'
ton. ft St. Louis drummer, has been ac
quitted. The facts in this case, which
have been related in the Arous before,
are of local interest. Some eight Tears
ago Frank Head, one of the best known
vouns men of Moline, went to Clay Cen
ler, Kan., and engaged in the banking
business. For four years be had been
teller and assistant cashier of the First
National bank in Moline. His character
was as high ss any younu man's could be.
Not long after goins to Clay Center. Mr.
Head was married to a daughter of Lr.
J. P. Stewart. The young lady proved
unfaithful, receiving visits from men
without her husband's knowledge. Be
fore this had been going on long. Mr.
Head discovered it through" the help of
detectives. Things continued to grow
from bad to worse until the father of
Mrs. Head, driven almost to insanity by
the conduct of his daughter, and particu
larly by the course of J. R. Wellington,
a traveling man from Si. Louis, shot and
killed the latter. The jury had eeod
reason for acquitting him. Mr. Head Las
asked for a divorce, which he will gel
Wryerhaaarr'a ;izmntle lealn.
An Eau Claire special says that the re
port of the sale of the 'Canadian Anthras
cite Coal company's lands to a British
syndicate has been confirmed by a cable
gram from London from Frederick Wey
erhauser, the Rock Island lumber king,
who is largely interested in the company.
The other stockholders of the Anthracite
company are O II. Ingram, of Eau
Claire, treasurer; Joseph O. Thorpe, for
merly of Eau Claire, now of Cambridge,
Mass ; Wru. A. Rust, of Eau Claire;
L. S. Taintor, of Knapp, Stout & Co.. of
Menomonee; F. B. Clark, general traffic
manager of the Chicago. St. Paul &
Omaha railway, and James T. Rugh. of
St. Taul. Mj. Stewart, of Canada, is
president of the company, and Thorpe,
Rust and Ingram are millionaire lumber
men. The lands sold consist of 7,(H0
acres in the vicinity of Anthracite and
Banff, British Columbia. The purchase
price is $1,450,000, of which a large part
has been deposited in the bank of Eng
land. The sale was negotiated by Maj.
Stewart, who has been in England sever
al months on this errand. The names of
the British purchasers are not known
They will stock their company for ?5,
000,000. A Siaa Finn.
Mr. Bailey Davenport has prepared
for an extraordinary attraction at Black
Hawk's watch tower in front of the
watch tower on Saturday next commenc
ing at 2:30 p. m. when Capt. Cbas. An
drews will appear in his wonderful
aquatic exhibitions, an entertainment
that has delighted vast audiences in
every part of the world. Some of the
features are living on the water, building
a raft, a wreck scene, fishing, making
fire adrift, a nautical dinner, cooking
afloat, life saving, a human sail boat,
smoking, reading and writing adrift,
sending dispatches by carrier pigeons,
standing upright in deepest water, the
' Dark Secret," Capt. Andrews' curious
little boat and sole companion of bis
long voyages, acqualic hunting ammu
nition, gun and decoys carried perfect!?
dry, running the life line, throwing the
hand grenade, a marine call, shade, rest,
sleep and comfort on the surface of the
water, a midnight sienal on the deep, de
tonating rockets, marine flares, water
devils, etc. The whole to conclude with
the complete detraction of a full-rieged
vessel by a powerful torpedo; a thrilling,
grand and most magnificent sight. This
is not simply an exhibition of swimming
or diving, but an aquatic entertainment.
Capt. Andrews in not a swimmer, and
lays no claim to that title.
A Prrnllar Aerliteat.
Wm. Petty, a carpenter aged sixty
four, and living in Pleasant Valley, met
with an unusual accident this morning.
About It) o'clock a farmer's wagon was
being driven down Moline avenue. A
man named John McDonald was driving.
and seated ia the seat with him was John
Ingwall, while Mr. Petty and John Carr
were seated in the rear end of the wagon,
their feet hanging over the end board.
The wagon was being driven on the left
hand track of the Moline & Rock Island
railway lines, while r No. 20, of the
Union branch, E1. Ward driver, was
coming down toe right track and but a
few feet back of the wagon. When
Twentysixth street was reached, the
horses were turned abruptly into that
street and so suddenly that not only did
the wagon barely escape collision with
the car, but Petty was thrown out of the
wagon and before Driver Ward could
wind up his brake and stop bis car, his
horse had stepped on him and the car
passed partially over him. The car was
topped as soon as possible, and the man
extricated from bis position and taken
into a butcher shop near by. Dr. Bartb
was summoned, and found a rib frao
tured, but no other apparent or serious
injuries sustained, nor visible marks of
the car wheel. Bo it is probable that
the fracture was caused in falling or by
the horse's hoof.
One of the men in the wagon thinks
Petty jumped when heaaw his danger,
but the latter does not aay whether be
did or not. To drive thus suddenly
across a track in front of an approaching
car, especially one that is coming
down a slight incline as it waa then, is a
reckless act, aod might have resulted
even more seriously.
Fonr hundred Bilesian lacemakers have
been at work for five weeks on a magni
ficent veil for the sister of the German
empress, who is about to marry Prince
Leopold, of Prussia.
By Rail Dp the Congo.
The Locomotive to Shriek in
ALL THE MONEY NOW SUBSCRIBED.
Work Tb Me Be Run Before the Kntl of the
Year and Fonr Years Required to Bnild
the Road The Socialist" Congress In
1'arls French Statesmen Itolrh Their
ltulneea Roiwell Harrison Dinr with
Victoria Miscellaneous Cable Flashes.
Brussels, July 1V Every doliar of the
money needed to tuild and equip ibe Congo
railroad has been subscribed. The amount
rained is a.s,000.ll0. The subscribers include
some of the leading banking houses and cap
italists in Belgium, France, Germany, Eng
land and th United State The surveys,
twtiinut. an.l technical studies of the Congo
Commercial and Industrial company which
set the project in motion were
sutmiited in a summary report to
those institutions and rlnnueiers. Figures
were (riven to show that the railroad was
from the first assured of business that would
yield not less than "i0i,(i0 per annum, which
sum is now actually expended each year for
freightage by means of carriers around the
cataracts. It was also shown that the grow
expenses of running two trams each way per
week and of maintaining the plant an.l sup
porting four main and twenty subsidiar)
stations wout 1 not exceod FJ40.01M a year,
leaving a fair interest on tlm investment
The Financial Scheme.
Many of the subscribes, however, paid
more attention to the philanthropic and civ
il.xing aspects of the enterprise than to its
prospects as an investment. They agreed
that if the government of Belgium would
take par' itself in the work of setting the
project on its feet they would subscribe the
tialance of thj capital The government was
therefore authorized by the chamber of dep
Bties to subscribe two-fifths of the
capital, or a,u00,t100. The bonds
held by tin state, as well as those
subserilied outside are to hear iuterest at the
rate of 3',' per cent, per annum ami are to be
redeemed at ar in ninety-nine years. If the
early financial results are not so satisfactory
as anticipated, all arrears of interest are to
be paid twfore any other distribution of div
ideuds is made. On the face of it, therefore,
the capital subscribed is not a subvention.
and if the road is able to discharge it obliga
tions w ill be the first railroad built near the
equator without nn out-and- ut gift in cash.
Some of the Contributors.
Belgian banks have contributed f 1,400,000
of the capital. They iuclu.ie all the leading
banks of the country. Among the capital
ists who Lave ersnally subscribed to the
fnud are Sir Willi m Mackinnon and J. H.
Keuter, of En;l:ind, and Mr. Huntington, of
the United States. The Congo Commercial
and Industrial company, which has already
spent fso O0J in making the sur
veys, has the option under its
agreement with the Congo state of
building and running the railroad under
certain restrictions. A meeting of he
stockholders has been called to form a con
struction company to build the roa.L There
will be no delay in taking the preliminary
steps, and ground w ill tie broken on the
Congo before the end of the year. The work
cannot progress very rapidly in that climate
and with little other than native latur. The
engineers estimate that the building of the
road .will require four years, and then Eu
rope will be connected by steam with the
very heart of the dark continent
THE SOCIALIST CONGRESS IN PARIS.
Kvery Nation In Knrup Represented The
Opening Session and Speeches.
London, July 16. The Socialist oongress,
which convened in Paris yesterday, is com
posed exclusively of the followers of Karl
Marx, and the congress itself is spoken of as
the "Marxist" congress, to distinguish it
from another convention of Socialists which
assembled here Sunday, who are known as
the "PossibilUts," and who meet in the
Saale Petrel la.
Some Noted Men Present.
Germany has a representation of ninety
three tn the Marxist congress, including the
leaders of the German Social-Dmnocrac
party such men as Bebel, LieLknecht and
Voimar. Meters. Morris, Carpenter and
Hardy are present from England, while
Austria's deleg ition is headed by that well
known Socialist, Dr. A Wen. Every nation
in Europe is represented.
A French Welcime to Germans.
M- Lafarque, of France, delivered the
opening speech, extending the welcome of
Paris and of France to the members of the
congress, but to the German delegates more
than to all others be desired to extend the
hand of fellowship. He wished to demon
strate to the worl.l t ho truce prejudice, which
its tyrants everywhere fostered and en
couraged to further their own selfish ambi
tions had no place in the hearts of Jiio
Socialists of France, who could welcome
their German brother with a love that was
all the stronger for tho hate they were ex
pected to bring him.
Two chairmen were elected to serve for
tb day M. Vaillant, Councillor of the Paris
municipnlity, and Herr Liebknecnt, member
of the German parliament The latter gen
tleman in addressing the congress spoke in
German. French ami English.
;! Frollnc Prevalent.
The liest of feeling prevails among the del
egates, an i all express greatentliusiam as to
the uiiortance of the work the congress will
accomplisa. Some of the delegates to this
convention also take part in the "Possibilist"
congress at the Salle Petrelb', but none of
the ninety-three German Socialists will go
near the o'her gathering.
A SNARL IN FRENCH LEGISLATION.
The ( hamber Adjonrns Ignoring the Sen
ateThe Latter' Revenge.
i'AKfS. June 16. The cbamlter of depu
ties yesterday passed the supplementary
c redit of aV.'.XJO.ftJO asked by the minister of
marine for the purpose of building new war
ships. A bill was also iiassed extending am
nesty to various classes of political offenders,
after which M. SI. line, president of the
rliamlr, read the decree closing the session,
and the chamber adjourned.
The Senate In a Complication.
Fifteen minutes later the senate resumed
its a I jt.urned session of the morning, and
wasiib tit to resume it routine business when
the acting president, M. Hunlx-rt, one of the
vice presidents of the senate, announced that
the chamber of deputies having closed its
session without sending for mil notification
of adjournment to the senate the body waa
no longer roui.etent to deliberate. Ha in
sisted that nothing the senate could now do
would have the force of law.
The Kill Important Mills.
Premier Tirard expressed his disagreement
with this view, and many senators urged that
it was necessary to pass the bills for the de
fence of toe porta of Franos and the seaooast
and those providing for the build ins of new
war vessels, but 11 Hunbert remained firm,
and finally the decree was read closing the
Catarlyams Are Common In China.
Saw Fbasciwo, July 16. The steamship
City of New York, which arrived last night
from China, bring information, of a flood
in the northwest of Kwangtung in which
O,0U0 lives were lost and lU.OOO people were
rendered homeless and destitute. It was
caused by the bursting of a waterspout, and
the watr in the flood ol district was thirty
six feet dt-pon the level.
Not Count A reo-Valley's Sister.
LosDOit. July 16. The report from
Munich on Saturday that Lady Acton, sister
of Count Von Arco-Valley, German minister
at Washington City, bad committed suicide
at Tegernsoe, is denied by The fit. James
Gazette. The Gazette says that the lady
who committed suicide was a widow by the
name of Acton, who was related to an
Italian family of the game name.
TU Tenant's Defense League.
London, July 18. The leadiug members
of the Irish Home Rulers' party met y ester-
ige the prelim in tries for the or-
of the new Tenants' Defense
draft a com
committee was appointed to
titution for the proposed organi-
committee consists of Parnell.
Brien, Thomas Sexton, Timothy
, and others.
Chll Will Bnild a Railway.
Loitdon, July Hx A dispatch from Shang
hai to The standard reports that the emperor
has issued i n edict ordering the Immediate
building of the projected Tung Chow rail
road, and tiat the Marquis Tseng has been
appointed by the emperor general director
of all raiircaus in L-hina.
King Humbert and the Phonograph.
Romk, Jjly 14 The king yesterday re
ceived an I dison phonograph and manifested
great delight with it working. He talked
into the instrument at intervals for an hour,
and sent a ;bonograph message to the queen,
who is visit ing at Venice.
Mart led a Blusic Hall Artiste.
London. Julv itv The pii Mail artt
says that V iscount Dunlo, aged go, the heir
oi tne earl of Ciancarty, has been married to
Belle Bilto l, a beautiful music hall artiste.
Ciop Failure in Hohemla.
Vienna, July 16. Owing to recent dis
astrous sU rms in northern Bohemia all the
vines in that region, as well as the entire
iruit crop, will prove a total failure.
Lincoln and Harrison Dine with the Queen.
Londox, July 15. Minister Lincoln and
Mrs. Lincoln and Russell Harrison dined with
the queen last evening.
NIAGARA'S MYSTERIOUS SUICIDE.
Attempt to Steal the Hody of a Supposed
Ntkw York, July 16. A secial to The
World from Niagara Falls sars: The finding
of a leter on the Third Stsier
island on Sunday. July 7, together
with the discovery of the body of a
man, is still fresh in the minis of the public.
The letter indicated that the drowned man
had been iictively concerned in the Cronin
murder, a id overcome by remorse bad com
mitted ui -ide.
(ihoul Frightened An;.
The bod f w as buried in the 1i uminoiid
ville cemeiery after being kept as long as
possible for identification. The cemetery is
on the old Lundy Lane battlefield, about a
mile back from the falls, on the Canadian
side. Sunday night, about midnight, Will
lam Wright, a resident of Druiiiinondville,
discovered several men In the act of digging
up the boly. They fled on his approach.
It is suppesed that tbey knew the dead man,
and wished to send the body over the falls
in order to prevent identification.
COWARDLY CRIME IN OREGON.
A Landlord. Tired of Hi Tenants, Com
mits a ltrntal Douttle Murder.
EMriRK CITT, Ore., July 16 Mrs. Eiten
hover and child were brutally murdered on
the farm of John Oilman, near Coquille City,
Thursday night, and buried in a gulch near
the housf, where they were fouud yester
day. Tho husband was working up the
river, an I returned home on Saturday. The
Eatenbov .-rs were tenants of Gilman, who
wanted tl.em to leave, which they refused to
do until t leir lease expired.
Laid In Walt for Katenhover.
After t De murder of the wife and child
Oilman h y in wait on Saturday ami attacked
Eatenbover on his approach to his home, but
be escape! and gave the alarm, which re
sulted in the discovery of the remains of the
wife and child, and a rea ry-nia.le grave for
the husband. Gilman and bis wife were ar
rested an 1 may be lynched.
The K. of L. and the New "Brotherhood."
Chicaiki, July 16. Up to a late hour last
night T. V. Powderly and his associates on
the executive board of the Knights of Labor
had not arrived in the city to attend the
meeting of the executive board in this city,
which is an unprecedented occurrence, as
heretofore all meetings have been bel.f in
Philadel hia The meeting here is supposed
to be on ttccouut of the rapid increase of
United Brotherhood of Labor, and it is
thought t hat the meeting will result in the
expulsuH. of those Knights of Labor who are
members of the United Brotherhood.
Wge Scale for tilassblowers.
Philadelphia, July 16 The Record's
Atlantic City (N. J.) dispatch says: The wage
scale i' fied for this year at yesterday's
session oi the glassblowers' convenism. It is
to be the same as last year a 60 per cent
list, less !0 per cent. Trouble is apprehended
at the Ctimlerland Glass company's works at
Bridgeton, N. J., if the corporation refuses
to operate its factories according to the regu
lations of the K. of I
The Carter Divorce Salt.
Chica K, July 16. Judge Jamieson re
fused tl e motion for a new trial in the
Carter divorce case yesterday and entered a
decree a muling the marriage and giving the
enstody of the child to the lato husband,
Mrs. Ca ler to be permitted to see her boy
occasion 1 y. Counsel for Mrs. Carter made
no argu ment, considering it waste of time,
and will appeal the case to the higher court.
A Tet Squirrel's Fatal Itito.
Wise I ester, Va., July 16 B. C Jordan,
well-knc wn throughout the United States as
the proi rietor of the Jordan White Sulphur
springs, this county, died yesterday morning.
He was bitten in the hand by a pet squirrel
two months ago, and blood poisoning set in.
His arm was amputated on Friday.
Chicago's Annexation Scheme Completed
Chicago, July 16 Judge rremiergast, of
the Cook county court, yesterday officially
declared the result of the annexation elec
tion on June 29 as certified to him by the
election commissioners, and issued an order
directing Mayor Cregior to take charge of
the annexed dlstricta.
ANDTHER LETTER PICKED UP.
Niagara. Falls Getting Frette Flush In
Cronln Al order "Fakes."
Niagara Falls, Ont, July 16 The fol
lowing letter was picked np yesterday on the
Grand Trunk railroad track near Stamford,
two mi es west of this place, by J. Kelliher,
a labor a-. There is no post mark or stamp
on the onvelope, and it is supposed to have
been dropped by some person goKig west on
the railroad. It is dated "Niagara Falls,
March 11," and is as follows:
"Mi Dear Friend: I have just arrived
here a id am waiting for the event that is
going t take place on the 4th. Be sure and
make away with our d d enemy and spy.
Dr. Cronln, Leave no corner in which
there 'ball be any suspicion and may the
Holy Father bless you for the deed I am in
terrible anxiety. Tell Dan to be very care
ful; alio Kunze. Work for Ireland. Be
true to Clan-na-Gael No. 20.
"J. W. Kavanaugh."
The letter is written on medium-siz xi.half
sheet note paper with pencil, and inclosed in
a cream-colored envelope, addressed in ink,
MClaniia-Gael J, Chicago, Ilia (immedi
ate.)'' The envelope has every appearance of
having been carried in a person's pocket
for some time.
THE MILWAUKEE ENCAMPMENT.
Prepa-atlon doing Ahead In tho Cream
City to Welcome the O. A. K.
Milwaukee, Wia, July 16 Milwaukee
will continue to make preparations for the
nation 1 encampment of the Grand Army of
the B public, notwithstanding the facte that
f be ra.lroads have refused a 1 cent per mile
rates s n.l eight commanders have decided to
discourage the attendance of their various
posts. The common council yesterday passed
the following resolution unanimously:
"Retolved, That we, the common council
of the city of Milwaukee, regretting any ad
verse action taken by any department com
mander of the Grand Army of the Republic
upon t be acceptance of our invitation to bold
their t wenty-third national encampment in
this city, hereby request and authorize the
local t ncainpment executive counsel to con
tinue iind complete all necessary arrange-,
roentc for the proper care and entertainment
of out expected and honored guests, and in
the ni me of this city extend to the hosts of
this organization our hearty, and cordial
greet) ngs. "
day to arrai
Chicago Board of Trade Men
VIEWS ON THE EAILWAT QUESTION.
The Windy City Hen Come to the Defence
of the Canadian . Roads, and Denounce
All Sorts of Combinations of the Amer
ican Lines, Including the Inter-State
Association Some New Ideas Given to
the Seuate Committee.
Chicago, July 1(1. A special committee
from the Chicago board of trade met the
senate committee on inter-state commerce
at the Grand Pacific hotel yesterday morn
ing and added its testimony to the f uiltl of
information already gathered on the subject
of Canadian competition with the United
States railroads. Secretary Htone was first
called to the witness stand. He began by
rending a report containing tho replies of
the board of trade to the interrogations sub
mitted some time ago by the senatorial com
mittee. It was clear that these replies were
quite unexpected and that some of them
were regarded by the senators as really
The Canadian Koads All Kieht.
In answer to the question how the Cana
dian lines of transMrtation in the United
States affiled the commercial interests of
this country the answer was: "Probably as
I wholo they effect it favorably by smashing
tho iniquitous and scandalous pools and
agreements at times existing between the
Michigan Central, the Michigan Southern,
and the IViinsj IvHnia railroads, by which
unjust and unreasonable rates were exacted
on western products from Chicago to the
seaboard previous to the entrance of the so
called Canadian lines into the city ; by equal
izing freight on all western products to
numerous points in New England, where
previously American lines exacted severe
and unjut rate-i"
Thev Are Enterprising and .lost. .
Mr. Stone further said that the Grand
Trunk railway was the pioneer in the
dressed-becf trafhV, which bad always been
discouraged by the American lines. Truffle
originating in the United States bad not in
the opinion of the board been diverted to the
Canadian lines "only in so far as the latter
have offered greater facilities for the safe
and quick carriage of perishable and other
property. The Canadian linos were among
the first to build and operate transfer eleva
tors here for the preservation of identity and
the weighing of grain in hopper scaly, as
required by the law of the state, which law
is now openly defied by some of the American
ronds centering here. The Canadian lines
have won the larger share of the business
from the west by such kindred measures and
by uniformly just and equitable treatment of
Want No Further Restrictions.
"No additional legislation is nee Ij L No
further restrictions Umii commerce between
the United Slates and Canada by the water
routes should be tolerated. The committee
recommends such enforcement of the inter
state commerce act, and such laws as per
tain to the lion. led regulation of United
States products passing over the great com
niercial highways of Canada as will allow
them to pass untrammeled in the future as
in the past." The committee volunteered the
suggestion that "the adoption of any legisla
tive measures calculated to restrict the
transpertatiun facilities now enjoyed by the
farmers, cattle raisers, and cotton growers
of the west and southwest would bury in im
penetrable oblivion the party .hat accom
Opposed to Railway Combines.
Another suggestion was "that additional
legislation is needed whigh will oiuke it un
lawful for railway cor(orations to combine
for the formation of associations like the
Trunk Line, Central Traffic, Southwestern,
and Iiiter-State Railway associations, or
railroad trusts of any form or nature, be
lieving that such associations tend to destroy
competition and to oppose or evade the en
forcement of law.
The .Senators Surprised.
This statement caused considerable sur
prise, and Senator Hiscock said:
"I want to know if these statements repre
sent a deliberate judgment or whether they
are merely theoretical If you believe what
you say Chicago stands alone in its judg
ment. Men every where, both railway of
ficials and shippers, take decidedly the oppo
site view. Wherever we have yet been we
have fou.nd the contrary opinion." There
was no direct answer to this.
"I judge then," said Senator Cullom, "that
you are satisfied with affairs as they arel"
Hesitated, but Said "No."
Ls there any ol.j,x tion to placing Cana
dian railways on a level with our ownT The
witness, after some hesitation, said he saw no
George Clark w hen called to the stand ex
pressed an unfavorable opinion of mols and
railroad associations. He thought the gov
ernment ehoulri be allowed to make the
rates. Similar iews were given by W. J.
Pope, A. M. Wright and other members of
the board of trails committee.
At '& p. m. the senate committee adjourned
to meet in Washington on the convening of
The Itase Mall Rec-ord.
Chicago, July 16 The eastern cltil in
the National league continue to sit upon
their western adversaries. Yesterday's scores
were as follows: At New York New York
7, Chicago 4; at Philadelphia Philadelphia
7, Cleveland 3; at Washington City Wash
ington 10, Pittsburg 4. ISoston-lihiiannpolls
game postponed rain.
American association: At Cincinnati
Cincinnati 4, Brooklyn 0; at Louisville
Louisville 4, Columbus t; at St. Louis St.
Louis 3, Baltimore 7. Eunsas City-Athletic
game postponed rain.
Western league: At Des Moines Dcs
Moines 4, Minneapolis 0; at Milwaukee
Milwaukee 15, St. Paul 5.
I Is Kins ilvln Mia Heirs Trouble.
Sas Fkancihoo, July 16. The contest
over the property of the late Thomas IL
Blythe was commenced in court yesterday.
It promises to be one of the most celebrated
cases ever brought to the attention of the
courts on the Pacific const, as the property
Involved is valued at 4.000,000 and the
claimants numlier over &J0 perstins. The
most prominent of these are Florence Blythe,
who avers she is the illegitimate child of the
deceased millionaire, and Alice F. Dicker
ion, who claims that Blythe recognized her
ss his wife.
No Cyclone Horror at Princeton, O.
Cincinnati. Julv 16. R'Dortafrom Ham
ilton, O., on the storm of Sunday show that
there was no loss of life. The low of property
it Princeton is estimated not to exceed f 10,
00. The damage to crois, fences, etc, is
rery great in the pathway of the storm,
n-bich was about a quarter of a mile wid
DEATH BY ELECTRICITY.
More Evidence Against Its Use for En
Nxw York, July 1& At the Kemmler
oonferenco yesterday David L. Gibbons, one
of the electrical commissioners, was the first
witness called. His testimony was against
the use of electricity for capital punishment
John W. Noble, an electrioian who for some
years has been connected with ti.e VTesting
bouse company, testified to the experiments
conducted by a former witness. Brown, upon
dogsat Edison's works. Hjdeacribsd their Suf
ferings as something terrible to look at, and
emphatically said that the animals were not
killed outright but suffered a lingering death.
A Chance for Slow Cnrfewnisatlon,
Alexander McAddie, who described him
self as an expert on atmospherical electric
ity, stated that he doubted if the machine
proposed to be used by the state would kill
a man. Science had not as yet demonstrated
the fact that m current van, with any cer
tainty, be driven through the vital fart of a
man's anatomy. Continuing, be said that,
assuming the man was not killed, the effect
would be a slow carbonising of the victim.
Desperate Deed of a Beautiful
SAVED FROM A DEEADFUL DEATH.
A Wealthy and Happy French laraily
Ruined by the Conduct of One Scoundrel
A Daughter Nails One Foot and One
Hand to a Door, but Is Detected While
Trying to Finish Her Awful Task.
New 'York, July 16. The recent jrommit
tal to the Black well's Island asylum for the
insane, while suffering from suicidal mania,
of Miss Leon Steuvennl, adds another pain
ful incident to the sad story of the misfort
unes which have befallen a refined and dis
tinguished family thnt was once rich and
happy. Leoui, who has been living with re
latives at Bayonue, N. J., a few days ago,
while suffering from religious and suicidal
mania, brought on, it is believed, by brood
ing over the family misfortunes, attempted
to crucify herself. She procured a hammer
and nails, mid in the retirement of her room,
after having stripped off nil of her clothing,
undertook to nlllx herself to the onk door as
upon a cross.
Had Kled One Hand and Foot.
When discovered she bud already nailed
one foot and one hand to the door, and while
tho blood was streaming front these wounds
she was making frantic efforts to fasten the
other hand and foot. The wounds were
quite serious, but in her frenzy she seemed
to feel no pun. Upon due examination by
physicians she was committed to the insane
asylum. Every foot of the extensive landed
proierty once owuod in Milfor.l an.l the
vicinity by the rich retired wine merchant,
her failier, has passed under the sheriff's
hammer into the lunula of stranger.
HUtory of the Family.
The unfortunate patient is one of three
marvelouNly lovely, amiable, an.l accom
plished girls, who were reared in the neigh
boring village of Milford, Pa. Their father,
John li. Steuvenal, was unco an extensive
importer of Fieucu wines an.l liquors in this
city. Having acquired a fin-tune, he retired
froni business and settled down with bis
young family in a handsome mansion in Mil
ford. He invested large sums in real estate
in Milford and vicinity. Mr. and Mrs. Steu
venal were French by birth, and were highly
intelligent and n limsL They gave the three
daughters all the careful nurture and educa
tional advantages that weallh could procure.
A Serpent in Their F.den.
The niisfor. unes of the family dated from
the ap-nrnuce in Milfor.l of a dissolute
young French adventurer, styling himself
Count de Beaumont, Ho managed to engage
the affections of Miss Milotiuc, the eldest
of the Su-uvenal sist-rs, ami the lmir were
marrfej by Fnther Hichurd Brennan, then
of St. Mary's church, in that town, now pas
tor of St. Rose of Lima's church. New York
city. The marriage turned out a most un
happy one for tho beautiful bride. Within
two years the dissolute count broke her
heart aud squandered a laree share of the
family fortune, and then alutndooed her nnd
went back to Franca She lived but a short
tima after the cruel treatment ami descr
tion, and was soon followed to the grave by
Fate of the Other Children.
The remainder of the family removed back
to New York about ten years agn. Two of
the sons are dead, and the whereabouts of
the third is unknown. One of the twin sis
tors, L onora, contracte.1 what is said to
have been an unfortunate match with
Signor Hurdo Fontana, an Italian teacher of
languages and music,
MITCHELL'S ALLEGED PERFIDY.
A Chicago Man Charge Him with Iteing
a Traitor to Kilrain.
BaLTImoke, Md., July 10 The wife of
Charlie Mitchell went to New York yester
day in obedience to a telegram from her hus
band at Toronto on Saturday. Jake Kilraiu's
wife went with her. A letter was received
at K drain's house yesterday froru Henry
Hudson, of Chicago. The latter said he wou
$1,000 ou the Tight by overhearing Charley
Mitchell iu New Orleans tell a man about 5.1
years old, with a mustache and an English
accent, t Ik-i all ho hud on Sullivun, as Kil
rain s defeat was a foregone conclusion. The
writer also says that he watcliel Mitchell in
the ring, and saw him communicating with
Muldoou by signs.
Location of the Sluggers.
Chicago, July 10. The locations of the
sluggers were as follows lat night. Sulli
van was here, still cultivating a large and
interesting 'jag;" Mitchell bad arrived in
New York ami was to sail for Knglaud to
morrow. Kill ain passed through Rochester,
N. Y., last night en route to tho metropolis.
It is understood that Sullivan can not gel
that "dog collar" the champion belt utiles?
be gives security in $l,(Kk to hold it subject
So Whisky, No ltusiness.
Faroo, D. T., July lit. A 1Ueer case re
sulting from prohibition is n-purta.1 at LUm-
bon. 1). T. The city voted no license, sine
which time most of the country trade ha?
been going to a rival town, where the law
was not stringently enforced. The
merchants held a meeting, re
solved, and waited ujmiu the mayor
and council t remedy the mntter. The
officials refused, and in consequence every
bote! proprietor notified his guests to seek
other quarters and closed tflelr doors. Now
there is not a place in the city where a
night's lodging cau l secured. The whole
city is in 1 bo greatest turmoil. The outlook
is anxiously watched for.
Death of an Original Repuhliean.
WEI.I.SVH.LE, N , Y., July 10. The Hon.
A. N. Cole died nt his home here Sunday
night, aged 07. He was well known through
out tho state ns an editor, politician, an.l
agriculturist, and as the "fattier of the lie
publican party." In l-47 he established The
Genesee Valley Free Tress, nt Belfast, N. Y.,
it being the first Republican paer printed.
He enjoyed the friendship of Horace Ureeley,
Chief Justice C'hn. and Lloyd Garrison.
Averted a Fearful Riot.
riTTBBTRO, July 10. The settlement of
the Homestead lalior trouble seems to have
been a fortunate consummation in more than
one sens. Good authority is given for the
statement t'mt oN) rifles were stacked in an
old barn in the vicinity of Homcetead for the
immediate use of the strikers should occasion
require, and men from other mills were iu
readiness to resHnd to a call for help from
their Homestead brethren.
Forged His Father's Name.
Marion, ImL, July 16. Yesterday Benja
min Tbumson, son of Frank Thompson, a
wealthy farmer, was arrested for forcing his
father's name to a note for $150. The father
announces his intention of letting the law
take its course.
Will Make Old "Bis" Feel Ilrtdly.
New York, July Id. An immense crowd
attended last evening the festivities in cele
bration of the fall of the Bastile, at Wash
ington park and Jones' wood, which were
thrown oen for the occasion. Fully 5,000
people were present. The diversion which
seemed to please those present in the highest
degree was that of throwing a ball at an
efrlgy of the German chanoellor.
Emmons Rlaina's Good I.nck.
Chicago, July 16. The engagement of
Mr. Emmons Blaine and Miss Anita McCor
mfck, the second daughter of the late C H.
McCormick, of reaper lame, is announced.
Miss McCormick is a beautiful and accom
plished girl of 23 and has been a great favor
ite in Chicago society. She will have a fort
une of $2,000,000 or more in her own right.
Another Effort fdr John F. Hoggs.
Chicago, July 16. Late yesterday after
noon the attorneys ef John F. Begga, the
Cronln susiect, made an application to Judge
Herton for a writ of habsaa corpus. Toe
Judge was engaged in trying a case, and
agreed to hear arguments on the petition
SPRING HAS GOME!
and with it the pleasure of beautifying home with new pieces of-
tLace Curtain Stretchers gl
CUT OF FOLtMNOrSAUC.
Will Save yon Money, Time and Labor.
Tvrxr Houskkef.I'ek Siiolld IIavk Ums;
aby laJy do operate them.
For Sale By
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E3I IF1. CORDES,
No. 1623 Second Avenue.
At Landing on the Kiver, TWO
IT BKLNOa THE WONDERS OF THE WORLD
EUGENE ROBINSON'S 3 FLOATING PALtfCll
MUSEUM . EXHIBITION OF WONDERS AND GRAND OPERA HOUSE.
Keuni -tern f..r all in nee on lne of "fc'bltion, headed t.y our elegant Steatn Caili..pe. a great. srrn.i.
t"":"''E-1 A L Xm ICE- I.iuif can visit mr entertainment withmr n . j
-101. ,ven to dt.reput.ible character,. The Mricten order will be enforced Md mined Cme "!r'e- " WC ll0,r n t"ctt,e r - ;"'
Museum Open at 1 and 7 p. Grand Opera Hocsk at 8 p. m
Admission 50 Ceuts. Children under 12 Years 25 Cents. tyEritire change of Proirrain at every perform inc-
A llorrilile Slory Told by a Disreputable
Woman r ive Arrent Made.
8( KANT.x, Pa., Julv Hi. A disrntjtitabla
woman nanie.1 Miry Jane. Lanre alleges that
she was i rimmnlly assaulted by fift-K-n men
nt a .!;i.v inll,i liL-km City, about Ave
miles north of STmiton, lat Saturday. She
states that site was on her way t. Scranton,
wlit'ii assaulted by one Anthony Pnoy, who
dragged her into th bushes near the river,
w hie she was outraged by fourteen of his
comH!iions. one- of whom fl.mri-ibed a re
volver ami threatened to kill her. She Hiys
she whs kept in the woods all Saturday night
by her assailants, and that at one time she
tried to escniie tlir.uj;li the river, and waa
dragged l(k. Sunday live men, said to
have been miplu-Ht d in the affair, were ar
rested for the crime, ami placed in the county
prison. The remain. ler of the woman"s as
sailants are in hidlm;.
Xnle from ,lohn.tnwii.
Johnstown, Fa.. July 10 The board of
trailrt passed resolutions yesterday urging
that steps li-takeu to bring the matter of
clearing lip the streams to the attention of
the national government, and urging an ap
propriation f.r timt purmse.
As now arranged the suff.-rers are put in
rive elasves, nu t are iid respectively ftJOO,
fir., nnd Ki in each. If there
are funds enough for another distribution the
Xante b:tMs will lie used.
Will llrnp l abor Orirantratinnii.
riTTsm-Kti.Pa., July bV W. T. Lewia,see
relary of the .Miners' Progressive union, yea-
ter.ley -rote to I MeHr.de. of th
body, resigning hn olti.-e. Mr. Iewis in
tends to sever his .-onnccl ion with labor or
ganizations entirely, and w ill go ti the Paris
exposition ns one of the party of ropnwnta
tive Allien, an workinguien. ( l.t his return
to this country be will beut to practice law.
Haneinv: Kille.l the lledtcatlon.
Atlanta, Ka., July Hi. The q nation of
allowing the citizens of Atlanta togive a big
dedicatory entertainment in the new capitol
received its quietus iu tho seuate yesterday.
The senate ref uses to grant the use of the
building if there is to be dancing. The anti
dancers outuuiulKT the dancers two to one,
Chicaoo. July 15.
Live Stock The I'nioij Mock yards quote
the follon-iin; prircs: lros Mai ket opened
at live ami firm, with prices advanced lov.TV
on light grades an 1 .Vutic on other lot. Li!bt
grades, ft 4."..c4.Nt. much pat-king,
tt,4.i; mixed lots, :i.V(..5o; be.vy pack inn
and shipping lots. S4.;,i,t.40. rattle -Market
strong; native beeves, higher: UkiU.:1Ut
cows, $l.7.",i i.ah Mockers, c'.mi;iJ5; Texana,
Meady; i.Tiit.(. Mteep .Market steady;
ItMitlois, i 5 '.Xl; lambs. ft.7at.av, Tex.
bus, $ .,c.4.1H.
On the hoard of tr.ido to-day quotations
were a follows: Wheat -Xo. 2 Jnlv, c.pened
!T. closed 7714c: Autrust, ogiei'sd and
closed ?'Ao; Scptemlier, opened and
clused Tt'.V- Corn -No. 2 AusuK. opened
and closed XXc: September. ojH-ne.1 :t$e,
closed v.M4.U. May, opened and rimed
:eV. Oals - No. ! August, opened , closed
21Sr4'-: Septemtter. opened clewed
Sl4-?sc. Pork August, opened $tl.;W, cloed
Sll.&'s Scptemlier, opened $11 4 cloned U.itl.
Lard August, opened .:, closed tfl.ari.
Produce: Matter-Kaney F.lin creamery,
lM,0.1tHc per R: dairies in line, lUftl&i; roll
buiter.Se. Kggs-Sirictly fresh. HW3e Pr
dor.. Poultry-Live chickens, 10c per t; roost
ers, fie; turkeys. Tut-V; ducks. t4n. Potatoes
New. iUMOkl 5 per bbl. Applea-New, t W
.50 icr bhl. lUspberries-il.aikl!.mpr 4-o,t.
New York, July 15.
Wheat No. 2 nsl cash. H7c; do July, (sic;
do August. NS-V: do St einher, H!V-. Corn
No. 2 mixed cash, VVci do August, .lo;
do September, . ats Quiet: No. t mixed
cash, -7c; tlo Julv. 27c; no August, Hu;
do September, 27 hj. Kye Htlll. Barley -Nominal.
Pork-yuiet; new mess, $IHaO
18.31. Lard Quiet; August, Ji'..Oj; Septem
Live stock:. Cuttle In good demand at aa
advance etjual to Mc per liull: native steers.
fA701i4..V. per pit lbs; Texas do, i HVijAt: na
tive bulls. 2.2 fit&W. Sheep and 1 .mbs
Bhecp barely steady, $4.ilit".a per. lilt lbs:
lambs, derided y dull and we ik; common to
extra, 5 n4.7S 1 er IOJ lbs Ho.-s-Nouiinally
steady; tt.li j,o.iO.
Hay Upland prairie, B 00.
Hay Timolnjr new 7(M.U0.
bay Wild, S3.0ndS6.JU.
T nrnips 18.
Onel .soft llo : haid fO On
Cord Wood Oak, 14.5; Hickory, S-V
There" are six newspaper! published in
Rich, Handsome, Magnificent and Unique.
No words can do justice to the Novelties exhibited.'
New Creation in the Amusement Line !
in the Amusement Line !
I. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.
AYS at 1 and 7 p. m. daily.
and uistinct Sliow
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 g.io.1 naoie of this
Old Established Grocery
tliat it has alwajF enjoyed bv dealing only in the Wet goods
AT THE LOWEST TRICES.
1 FISHER I
IS THE BEST,
and if you are wise 3-011 will buy no other. There is'nothing
good in any other make but has been stolen from it.
Hardwood Finish and Bronze Trimmings, honest
goods in every way.
ISf'SoLD ONLY BY
JOHN T. NOFTSKER.
A. J. SMITH & SON,
I I O - O "7
J M 'j tV2L
TO YOUR VERY DOORS-
COMPLETE IN ALL
For Cat logues Address
J. C. DUNCAN,
Tiles and Grate?.
Call, Compare Stock and
A. J. SMITH & SON,
123 and 137 West Third Street,
Opp. Masonic Temple.