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THE tHOOK TBHOTD AHEKTB MONDAY, JULY 29, E39.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W- POTTER.
Monday, Jult 2d. 1889.
New York Star: Irishmen who voted
for Gen. Harrison on the ground that the
republican part was hostile to England,
rubbed their eye yesterday when they
learned that Prince Russell had been ens
tertained by the Queen at Windsor. The
leaders did not dare to express an opinion
in regard to the matter, but the rank and
file made np (or this neglect by the bitter
ness of their criticisms. They regarded
the heir apparent's course as rank t reach-.
erv. Editor Patrick Ford was so much
overcome by the news that he shut him
self up in bis private office and refused to
Among the contents of the August
number of the Srtfi Atiieritan Iteritir
will be a "Word with Professor Uuxley.
bv Lvman Abbott: a continuation of "An
Englitth view of the Civil War,'' by Lord
Wolseley; a discussion of the question,
Will Keaaon Exterminate Christianity?"
by Ivid Swing; "leaves from the Piary
of Drainitist," by Dion RoiirirauK; a let
ter on Allen Thnrndike Uice. by Mr.
Gladstone; an article on the Johnstown
Disaster, by Governor Beaver, of Penn
sylvania; "Great Britain and the Con
federacy." by Henry Clews; "The Ger
man Array." by Karl B ind, and the
"Sense ot Honor in Americans." by Prof.
N. S. Shaler.
Nature's Wild Raise
Dreadfully Visited Upon Two
Families in Chicago.
EIGHT PERSONS SENT TO ETERNITY
Taxpaykkm are invited to contemplate
Senator Manderson, of Nebraska, as an
illustration of the workings of our pen
sion system. Mr. Manderson is one of
the finest looking men in the senate
healthy, ruddy and robust. He would
be voted in almost any crowd as a fine
specimen of manly vigor. He is a rich
man. havinr Drosnered notably in his
business undertakings. As United States
senator be is drawing from the treasury
salary of $i.tHK) a year. For many
years he has been on the pension list,
drawing a pension for a gunshot wound
which has not impaired a mental and
physical activity much greater than that
of most men. Tjie other day Corporal
Tanner Teratcd" this "poor disabled
veteran, " ijreatly increasing his pension,
and pavinc over to him as arrears"
nearly $5.(H0 of the taxpayers' money.
Perhaps the taxpayers enjoy being swin
dled in this barefaced manner an4per
haps they don't. We shall see. St.
ADOIhrr llsm I.
There is woe and much 'gnashing of
teeth among the republicans in the baili
wick of Kcithsburg over the recommen
dation of Lewis L. Mertz as postmaster
bv Contrressman Gest. There were a
number of applicants for the place, al
thoueh the prevailing sentiment in the
community was in favor of the retention
of Miss Noble, the present postmistress
In this connection the Xer of that town
The editor of the Time appears to be
very jubilant over the fact that Congress
man Uesl has recommended a change of
postmasters in this citv- f course res
movals is the cry of his party. They
have been wanting, and waiting, and vot
ing for a change for a long time. They
carried republican torches and sang re
publican songs for just such positions
Mr. L. L. Mertz will make an accommo
dating postmaster, but just why the Time
wanted Miss Noble removed is not ap
parent. Miss Noble has held the office
tor a number of years and no person has
a complaint to make against her as post
master. Four-fifths of the patrons of
the office would sign a remonstrance
against any change, but that would
amount to nothing with a greedy repub
lican administration. The wishes of the
people are never consulted, it is only a
isheJ It Thi car as crowded with pas
sengers, but no ont was seriously injured.
The wreck was net romovea ana tne track
cleared for two houri.
The Stat as General.
Reoorta from Ai aland and Prairie dtil
Chien, Wis., Syoann re, Ilia., and many other
p'aces, state that the places were visited
by a severe rainsorm, dj wnicn mucn
damage was antic-fed upon property and
some people hurt
Trade Court Scene. I Boulamrers Waterloo
Convicted Man's Desperate
Attempt at Suicide.
France Rather Gives Him the
THE TRAGI DY AT CHICO.
STRANGE STORY OF CONSPIRACY. mg rRIEND3 rEEL MELANCHOLY.
Murlf-re1 Sr tlU (uarhuiM.
Cincinnati, i, July -"..-CoL A. E.
Jotic, a (.ruiiiiii.-nt cilii. ii resiilin,; oil Wal
nut HilK trent lulu til luk ya.-.l Thursday
lat an I w iwv.t afutrar I irn sJiVe Fri
day nulit In t.ly mi iu a culTee tack
at tbe ttuiii of ai'tr lunii-bnU. His ne
gru dcUuiau . arreted an 1 coufsed
tbs.t h killni hif lupli'jcr lcau- te scuttled
bim aU.ut w.w. w..tk, ai timlly struck
Mrlkr latmlnatltt In Ihs ('.! Kegiim.
Scottuaui. I'a, July Jit A ili-legate con
vention rfore-ieiiliii,; thj entire CYiunellsv iile
coke riou wa bel 1 at Ererou Saturday
Tbe oer aii'l miuer ix .lveJ ttiat ujlesi
tbeir df man 14 fr an increase of wae were
socejt-l to UtD this and Auk I every
worker in tbe C oniwIUville cuke region
would be urderd on a strike.
Tbe llt-r a Sttlrkle IWt.
Bi rrL.i. V., July F. K Mf i.mer, of
44 Elm wool avfiui. I. ft a in to addreset-d tc
Ernwt K Weaver, '.Ttj ilain ktrwt, at tbc
police ftnti.'ii Siiturday evening. Mr,
Mfisner slated that h fuund it tied to tbe
foot tTidv at Park lake Saturday afternoon.
The letter a dot 1 July T, a idresied to
"My Iar Krnest," and was as fullowt
rlst bave my lly incinerated as noon
after recovery iu piNil.la. lo nt preserve
my ashe. 1 deir no f urtbur ceremcaiy nor
any grave or monument." Tbe mguature
u; "Alfred B (,'bui.iii" and on tbe back
of the letter was written witb lead pencil:
have no rel.-ilive to notify of my deal h.
t'baj.in was -T year old and was a rtudent
in tbe law otli.-w of Swift & Weaver. Hi
left tbe ofli.-e at l:'.') SaturJay morning and
uas not ten seen since.
And All the Other Members Severely
Wounded An Cnflnlahed Three -Story
Brick Fall on a Cottage with Frightful
EBect The Work of Bicn and Naaiea
of the Vnfortnnatee An Unprecedented
Fall of Rain The Windy City Inun
dated, with Heavy Lom In Property.
CmcGO, July 2!). The most terrific rain
storm in the history of this city iiterally
flooded everything Saturday evening;. Be
ginning shortly after 6 o'clock, it continued
with slight decreases in violence for nearly
three hours, and caused a heavy Ums in prop
erty. Hut the niotit serious occurrence dur
ing tbe storm was the wreck of an unfinished
brick building at the corner of Twenty-first
and Leavitt streets. The building was three
stories high. The wind wan blowing at the
rnte of about twenty-four miles an hour dur
ing iniwt of tbe Ktorm, and about 7 o'clock
the w alls of this budding toppled over and
Ml with a fearful crash upon a cottaga by
the side of which it was built Two families
occupied the cottage, and oun of them was
lust about sitting down ts supper when tbe
disaster occurred. Charles Muck, a laborer.
occupied the front rooms of tbe cottage, and
a blacksmith named Cornelius Ferdiuancbes
tbe rear rooms in ail twelve ersons.
The Killed and Wounded.
Tbe following are the killed and wounded:
Killed Mrs. Amelia Buck, years old;
Annie Buck, t years old; Albert Buck, 6
years old; Cornelius Ferdinanchea, 3.S years
old; Areka Ferdiunucnes, 31 years old; Cora
Ferdinauclies, 4 years old; Alida Fordi
nanches. 3 years old alive when taken out,
but died shortly afterward; Mea Ferdi
nanohes, t year obt
Wounded Charles Buck, 4't years old,
badly cut on the head, tack and legs; August
Buck, 13 years old, skull fracture !, but physi
cians at the hospital think he may recover;
Luda F rdmanchea, e years old, injured in
t rnnllv. uriu broken, an i cut about the
head and lace she may recover; Ada
Ferdinancbes, 7 years old, wounded in the
side and severely cut across the top of tbe
Strong Hands to the Resrne.
At the time of the disaster the rain was
pouring down iu perfect torrents, and the
flashes of lightning and peals of thunder
were almost incessant. So heavy was tbe
rain that it was some time before the neigh
bors discovered what had happened. An
alarm was turned in to tbe Hinman street
police station, and Lieut Beck, with nine
teen officers, at once went to tbe scene of
tbe accident, and engine companies Nos. 33,
14, 12 and 3ri. The cries of tbe wounded be
neath tbe ruins, mingled with the roariifg of
the wind and cries of the alarmed women
and oaddren in the vicinity, made it an
apalling scene. The officers and firemen
lost no time, but rushed to the rescue of tbe
suffering victims beneath tbe debris.
Murk Taken Out Alive.
The first body recovered was that of Al
bert Buck. It lay in the front part of the
house and was badly mangled. When this
body was taken out the officers beard the
groans of the boy's father, and with re
doubled effort they soon removed the rub
bish which held bim down and carried him
across tbe street He soon recovered suffi
ciently to tell tbe rescuers how many were
in the ruins, and his information was the
first intimation they had of the enormity of
Toor Little A lid a Ferdlnanchee.
Tbe cries of a child now attracted their at
tention, but owing to the noise of tbe wind
and thunder it was impossible to locate tbe
eaact spot where site lay. And for nearly
four long hours Alida Ferdinancbes called
pitifully for help before they were able to
give it She was among tbe last taken out
She was horribly cut up. Her face was a
mass of cuts and bruises, and her skull was
fractured in the forehead. How she man-
ged to caU so incessantly for aid when so
badly injured was a mystery to alL
Mlher and Habe.
The body of Mrs. Ferdinancbes was found
all doubled up and mangled frightfully. In
her arms she carried her 1-year-old baby.
udging from the positions in which they
were found she must cava been walking
across the room with tbe babe in ber arms,
and was crushed down without a momeut's
In spite of tbe efforts of tbe police and fire
men it was nearly an hour before any bodies,
dead or alive, were recovered. There was
full six feet of brick and mortar to be re
moved before tbe wrecked cottage was
reached, and that any of tbe occupants es
caped is a marvel. Their sufferings during
ttte time they were buried must have been
Cmh of the Accident.
e?aso akad if the brick buildinz was
faulty in iu construction, L.wut. Back said:
"The building inspector was here and said
tbe accident was unavoidable. Tbe building
had been well put up, but owing to its un
finished condit ion it nas not strong enough
to withstand tbe wind. Tbe roof had not
b-jen put on, and the windows were still out.
so tbe wm l got full play. It was in no way
due to the construction of tbe buil ling ."
Hubba, the Young Bride, Now
Widow Her Mother Arrested.
Chico, CaL, July 10. Cornelius A.'Hubbs,
who was shot by Raymond Bierce Friday,
died of his wounds Siturday. He made an
ante-mortem statement in which he stated
that when he and his wife visited Mrs.
Barney's hdtisa Frh.ay they found Bierce
there. Bierce tried to 'pick a quarrel and
roundly berated Hulsbs and his wife. When
Mr. and lira Hubbs started to go Bierce
entered an adjolidig room and returned
with a revolver in his hand Just as the couple
was leaving. He immediately began firing.
which Hubbs returned. Each man fired
four shots. Hubbs then retreated out of
doors and told his w f to follow bim.
The Younr Wife Locked In.
Finding that his wife did not follow, Hubbs
returned, and ovarii g two more shots, broke
in tbe door, which was locked. He imme
diately closed with 1 tierce, and in the strug
gle threw tbe latter to the floor. Hubba de
clared that Mrs. Barney male no attempt to
prevent Bierce fro n shooting, but on the
contrary tried to pu I him (Hubbs) oft Bierce
when bo had the latter down. Mrs. Harney
has been arrecsted for complicity iu tbe
THE SINGLE TAX APOSTLE.
Henry George Home Irmn Kngland Much
rlenved wlch His Success.
New Yokk, July Mr. and Mrs. Henry
George and Mr. and Mrs. Hotwrkon (Margaret
Matber) were amon; the passengers arriving
on tbe steamship Umbria from Liverpool
yesterday. Mr. Oe rge, in an interview last
night, expressed hiriself as greatly pleased
with tbe results of bis tour abroad. He says
his views as to the taxation of land values are
muoh more widely accepted In England now
than they were when he was in that country
several years ago. Members of parliament,
leading business nun, and clergymen were
chairmen of the meetings he addressed, and
great interest seeme I to be taken among all
classes in the single tax question. Dr. Thack
eray, of the univenity of Cambridge, has
come out in favor f t the single tax, and has
written a book call. si "The Land ami the
Community," for which Mr. Oeorge had
written a prefaco.
On his arrival hers yesterday Mr. George?
was met by about '.'00 single tax friends aiJ
escorted to his home. A banquet will lie
tendered bim this eveuiug at tbe Brighton
The .uenimeiit Is Scattered.
Washington City, July ". Ouly two
members of the cabinet are now in tbe city
Secretaries Noble and I'.tuk. Blaine is at
Bar Harbor, Miller at Deer Park was joined
by Secretary Windom Saturday night, and
tbe secretary of war is at bis home in
Vermont Secretary Tracy paid a visit to
the navy department Saturday afternoon,
but left on a late train for Brooklyn, and
Foatmaster General Wanamaker has been
in Philadelphia for several days. Becretai
Kusk, when be becomes bored with office
seekers, hurries to the interior department
for relief, and Secretary Noble returns the
compliment the first opportunity that pre
Uearnsss Cant bs Cored
bv local application, as they can not
reach the diseased portion of the ear
There is only one war to cure deafness,
and that is by constitutional remedies
Deafness is caused by an innaKiea con
dition of the mucus lining of tbe Eustacb
ian tube. When this tube gets inflamed
you have a rumbling sound or imperfect
hearing, and when it is entirely closed
deafness is the result, and unless the in
flammation can be taken out and this
tube restored to its normal condition,
hearing will be destroyed forever; nine
cases out of ten are caused by catarrh
which is nothing but an inflamed cond
lion of the mucus surfaces.
We will give one hundred dollars for
any rase of deafness (caused by catarrh)
that we can not cure by taking Hall
Catarrh Cure. Send for circulars, free.
F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, O.
HrSold by druggists, 75c.
After two years, work has been re
sumed on the Hudson river tunnel at Ne
York City. The tunnel was begun
1874, and may be completed in a year.
Gave Him a Coal of Tar and Feathers.
Canasdaigca, N. Y., July John
Berry, a farm hand, 30 years of age, was
arrested by Deputy Marshal Mcfhillips Sat-
urdav morning for att-nipted assault upon
Miss Marietta Lord aged 5J years. Berry
worked for Miss Lord, who onus a large
farm in Gorbam. Friday morning aliout 5
o'clock Edward Stapletou, another employe
on the farm, heard cries from Miss Lord
room, and. rushir g in, be rescued the
woman. Sheriff Curwin was notified, but
before the deputy found Berry the enraged
neighbors bad taktn him alnuit five unlet
awav from the Lord farm and given him a
coat of tar and feat hers. Deputy Me Phillips
found him Saturda r morning iu a bay mow
with borrowed clotaes on.
Decrease in Immigration.
Washington Ctty, July 29. During the
month of June past 4o,0o9 'immiints came
totals country, against 63,475 in Jud,1SSS.
There has been a considerable decrease in
immigration to the United States during tbe
past year, tbe numlr arriving boing 4 33,
614, against &ft,$:5 during the preceding
fiscal year, a decrease of lOl.sXU. The de
crease was mainly in arrivals from tbe fol
lowing named countries: From Great
Britain and Irvlai d, a decrease of 2?.it?;
from Ilalv, Al.'Jjy; from Norway and Swe
den, 24,1'; from Austria-Hungary, 11,1.37,
and from Germany lO.l.S.
Miners Turbulent Again.
PTKI4IOR, Ills., ."uly 29. A mob of 0
striking miners gathered about theehaft of
the Star Coal company at Kangley, near
here Saturday, and refused to permit the
miners at work to nsotnd the shalt Two or
three who attempt? i to en rue out were rough
ly handled, and tbe sheriff was snt for.' He
went, but could do nothing, when a violent
rain passed over the place and dispersed the
nwu juore iruuuit is looseu lor.
ELSEWHERE IN THE CITY.
A Perfect lelu(je Flood Basement
Cellars In the Parks.
Chicago was a big hike between 7 and 10
o'clock Sit unlay night The signal service
office reKrte-i that 4:12 inches of water fell
between the beginning and tbe end of tbe
storm. Tbe light uiug was almost continuous
an I wiih the howling of the wind and steady
roar of the ruin was very trying to nervous
people. Tbe parks were all full of people
when tbe storm broke, who had gone there
to listeu to the regular Saturday afternoon
concert, an 1 bow they all got home is a
mystery. At Lincoln park there w as not so
much trouble, as it is in a thickly settled
part of tbe city, but at Jackson park thous-
uds crowded tbe (avilion. among them
many women and children. When a lull oc
curred it was found that the park was
lake and tbe people had to wade through
five r six inches of water to reach the cable
Oar line. All were dr. ssed in holiday attire
and tbe scene was indescribable.
On tbe north side the damage from flooded
basements is estimated at about tllXI.OUU, but
individual losvs are too numerous to note.
Tbe sewers were simply unable to carry tbe
water off as fast as it came down, and the
result was that it ran over the sidewalks into
the baaimenta. The La Salle street tunnel.
through whioh the north side cable cars run
was five feel deep in water at the lowest
level, and passengers had to staad ou the
staia. Coming to the south side the most
notable Incidents ef tbe flood were the inun
iation of the Grand Pacific, Palmer and La-
land, in each of which the fires in the boiler
rooms were rfruguiahed, stopping the dyna
mot and forcing the gas to be lighted in tbe
place of electricit y.
Kama Way with the Theatre.
At tbe Columbia and McVicker's theatre.
The Tribune building, and other places the
same thing occurred. Tbe Columbia people
lighted the gas, but at McVicker's when the
electricity was done there was na gas, and
calcium light waa sulvtituted. Tbe water
got into tbe power house of the South Side
Cable railwav, put out the fires, and forced
tbe company to do its work with horses.
A Yachtlnaj Incident.
During the storm E. R. Walsh, living at
270 Michigan avenue, saw what he believed
to be a yacht on fir ont in the lake. Ha
thought it had been struck by lightning, its
ails fired, and that it went down With all on
board shortly after. It seems, however, that
it was a fisherman's boat Ha says he bad
large lantern on board, and it light was re
dacted on tbe sail, giving it tba appearance
of being on fire. He arrived iu port without
Close Call for Death.
A big tree blew across a Van Buren street
caj near Hanzamoo street and nearly demol-
Suing the South Fork Fishing flub.
ttTTSBrna, fa.,uly A suit was en
tered against tbe South Fork Fishing club
Saturday for dainat; for the loss of life and
property occasioned by the breaking of the
South Fork dam. Fbe suit is brought in this
city by the widow a nd eight children of J ohn
A. Little, who lost bis life in tbe Hurlbert
bouse, at Johns to an, by the flood. Tbe
damages are placed at i-VJ,0OO.
New York Trpv-Stlohan
NW York, ."uly 29. Typographical
union No. 6 met y wterday and after dis
cussing the recent troubles between the
printers and the newspapers appointed a
committee of one from each chapel with full
power to act The sentiment of tbe meeting
waa strongly in favor of resisting any at
tempt to lower the rates of compensation.
Acquitted of " Offensive Partisanship.
Nkw Have, Coan., July 2P. Letter-Car
rier Henry W. Cummins, charged with col
lecting money fo- political purposes, was
Saturday discharged by the United States
commissioner, no evidence being given V
warrant his convto-iion.
A MASONIC CONTROVERSY.
The "Cerneau" Scjttlsh Bite Organization
Washington C'itt, July 29. The con
troversy which be been general among tbe
Masonic fraternity throughout tbe country
respecting the Ceriieau Scottish rite, has cul
minated here in tb s issue of an edict by Har
rison Dingman, ?most worshipful grand mas
ter of Masons of t te District of Columbia,
pronouncing the Cerneau organization clan
destine, and warning all members of that
rite that they are liable to discipline from
the grand lodge unless tbey at once w ith
draw from tbe Cerneau body.
French Mason Under the Han.
The main reason for tbe edict, Mr. Ding-
man explains, asile from other questions
arising in the Kccttisb rite controversy, is
that tbe Cerneau organization has established
relations of amity and Masonic correspond-
snca with tbe era id orient of France, tbe
governing body of Masons in that country.
which is under the ban of at least every
English speaking grand lodge in the world
because the granc orient has stricken the
name of God from its rituals.
Onr Own Particular Orievance.
The grand lodges of this country have an
additional grievance against the grand ori
ent of France, because tbe latter persists in
recognizing tbe negro grand lodges of tbe
United States. Grand Master Dingman's
diet directs that idl visitors to lodges iu the
District of Columbia shall be required to
stats before admission that tbey are not mem
ber of tbe Cernes u organization. The meet
ing of a Cerneau organization in any Masonic
hall is also prohibited.
COMMON THING IN PENNSYLVANIA,
The Earth Settlli g Over Coal Mine Work
Injrs A Martling Incident.
Wilkesbarbc, Pa., July 29. The settling
of a large area ovtr tbe workings of the En
terprise colliery 'Saturday morning greatly
alarmed the resid nts of Swoyer's hilL Tbe
removal of too L j-ga a proportion of coat
is supposed to be the causavef the settling.
Her Mother Disappeared.
Near Pine Bidg a few days ago a young
lady was talking to ber mother, who
suddeuly disappefxed in a hole twenty -five
feet deep The ground had settled noise-
lessly, carrying hi r down witb it She was
rescued with difficulty. Several houses
A Prisoner Alleged To Be Guiltless Found
Guilty by the Jury On His Knee He
Protest Ills Innocenoa and Then Plunge
a Knife Into His Breast Dramatic Mid-
Night Occurrence Death Preferred to
Disgrace His Wife's Peculiar Position.
Chicaoo, July 29. If the facta are as
represented a grotesque travesty on justice
was followed by a tragical scene at an early
hour yesterday morning In Judge McCon
nell's court-room, when James W. Smith was
convicted of a crime of which he was inno
cent and sentenced to niue long years in the
penitentiary. With a braiu aflame at the
thought of the awful wrong which had been
done him, the half-crazed man pluuged a
knife into his breast, while on his bended
knees protesting his innocence. This des
perate act marked the climax of a story in
which selfishness, cunning and revolting cru
elty reached a depth almost beyond human
History of the Case.
Jamas V. Smith is a draughtsman, and
until his arrest had for many years been em
ployed in the i.fflce of the New York, Chi
cago and St Louis railway. He is married
and has one child, a girl, born about niue
years ago, previous to his removal from Siew
York to Chicago. About tbe time Mr. Smith
moved to Chicago be met witb an accident
of so serious a nature that a dangerous sur
gical operatiou was necessary. Although tbe
unfortunate man recovered, it left him in
such a condition as to preclude tbe possibil
ity of committing the crime of which be was
convicted Saturday night Mr. Smith re
sumed bis work at the railroad office, and by
strict attention to duty built and paid for
comfot table home.
His Wife In the Plot.
According to tbe story as it is told now
Smith had enemies in the oilice, who were on
the at.-li to do bim harm, and aided un
wittingly or unwillingly by Mrs. Smith
they concocted a most outrageous plot
against- his honor. For some reason Mrs.
Smith wanted a divorce, and as hsr hus
band's reputation was without a spot, she
knew she could not got it, and was th
easier led into the plot A few months ago
Mr. and Mrs. Smith adopted a child from the
Home for the Friendless. Anna Louise Kee
was the name of the little bright-eved.
S-year -old girL Tbe child was discovered by
Mrs. Hope, of Akrou, Ohio, who frequently
Visium tne Smith family. Mr. Smith was
glad to take the little girl into his home, ou
account of his own child, who had no little
sister or brother for a companion.
An Infamous Charge.
The opportunity was presented to his
enemies by the girl's presence in his family,
and matters reached a climax one afternoon
when Smith was arrested on a charge of
criminal assault on tbe Kee child, made
against him by Mrs. Taylor, who lived in
the neighborhood. When the case was heard
before Justice Murphy a certain woman
swore positively that he was guilty, and as
serted that she had examined tb little girL
On this testimony Smith was held to tbe
grand jury and on it indicted by that body
an t held to tbe criminal court on tbe
original charge. This was perfectly satis
factory to all the conspirators but Mrs.
Smith. She was not trying to seud her hus
band to tbe penitentiary, but had either
started the rumors in circulation or ha t per
mitted them to go uncontradicted for entirely
rr. Smith Repents Her Error.
This was plain from her action during tbe
trial. She visited her husband in tbe jaiL
and wfth tears begged his forgiveness and
told him all she knew of the atleced plot
promising to do her utmost to right the
wrong site bal doue him. But she was prae-
tkally powerless, as she could not go on the
stand to testify, and if she had been permit
ted to do so ber testimony would have been
discredited because she was a wife. She at
tended her husb.tnd daily in court when his
trial came on. The testimony for the proso-
cj;i n was proven raisj in tne most con
clusive way. Witnesses were introduced
who testified to Smith's good character
Amongtbd witnesses were several of tbe best
citizens of Hvda Park. As final and seem
ingly overwhelming proof that he was not
guilty, Drs. Love well and Todd were placed
the stand. Both are well-known pbyst
clans, and testified that in carapany with Dr.
lgbert they bad extnnned Smith, and found
him utterly incaable to commit tbe crime of
which be was charge.! Testimony was also
given proving positively tbat Anna Louise
Kee had not I wan assaulted. And a speedy
acquittal was confidently looked for.
The Incomprehensible Jury.
The case was given to the twelve good men
ana true isaturjay at via p. m., and it was
not until 1 1 .4.) p. m. that they had agreed.
During this time Smith sat in an agony of
torment and apprehension. His wife sat by
him holding his ba.ld. As the moments
now Mmllh lcluwunt increased. Callimr
bis lawyer be said, in a voice trembling wiu
'My ti.id, nriggs, are they going to con
Tbe lawyer assured him that there was no
danger, and expressed the opinion that some
triniug technicality kept the jury waitiug.
But it was no technicality. At the time
noted above they came in, and to the over
whelming surprise of tbe court and counsel
rendered a verdict of guilty with nine years
in the penitenti ary as punishment
Aguny of the Convicted Man.
Smith staggered to his feet K.'s face was
white as death, and Bis breath came in con
vulsive gasps. He attempted to speak, but
could not His wife threw ber arms around
his neck and fell back into ber chair iu a
Airs, niuitn partially recovered, and sup
ported by Mr. Briggs was led to the door.
Ob, don't let them take him to the peni
tent iary, she moaned.
"I can not stand it I I can not stand it T be
exclaimed with a tft auge light in his eyes.
"Tbey may kill me, but they can not take
away my honor.
Mr. Briggs attempted to calm the man.
but to no avail. Placing bis bands to bis
bead he moaned in agony, walking nervous
ly up and down th room. Judge McConnell
was overcome with emotion, the tears
streaming down his face.
A Tragical frequence.
Smith paused in his wak and faced Judee
McConnell. Falling on his knee and rais
ing his right band above hia head b ex
claimed, with all the earnestness of a martyr:
"1 swear before tbe Uod 1 am about to
meet that I am innocent of the crim of
which 1 have be-n o mvictad. fief ore Ood
and in the presence of th st witnesses I
tolemnly sweir that Ihave d- n bo wrong to
AMU Kee or to aay other little girL"
As he said this ha brouaht his unraised
land to bis breast All preswnt thought th
noremont a gesture. None taw the sharp-
ined knife concealed in the palm of the con
victed man s hand.
Asking to speak to Judge McConnell,
Smith told him that be would find soma let
ters in his pocket which he wished he would
road. Tbey contained facts that oould not
h brought out before th jury. The judge
aid be would read them and the wounded
man was taken to the hospitaL
The Wound Probably Not Fatat
Upon examination it was found that the
knife had been deflected by a riband just
missed the heart, penetrating the I ungs. Tbe
doctors say he is worth any number of dead
men and are hopeful of saving his life, when
there is scarcely a doubt that a new trial
will be granted.
This is the story as printed here this morn
Out of 530 Cautous Heard from lie uniy
Carries Twelve Parisian Crowds Much
Excited and the General's Adherents
Fighting Mad Man-lag of th Daugh
ter of the Prinoa of Wale A Fearful
Calamity In Hungary Hundred Killed.
Paris, July 29. The election for the
councils general were held througnout
France yesterday. Boul anger con tasted 451
cantons out of the 1,4A He was returned
in Bordeaux by a vote of 3,310 to 8.69L He
was defeated in Montpelier and Rouen.
Returus are in for 5S0 oantons. Of these
Boulnuger has carried but twelve iu alL The
streets aliout the newspaper ollljes were
crowded with paoyle anxious for th news,
but what has boeu so far received is gener
ally accepted as iudicatiug a disastrous de
feat for Boulnimer. The hopes of his ad
herents are at zero.
Very Much Excited Crowd.
The crowds which eagerly scanned the
bulletins for news last night, parading rest
lessly back and forth to vary the monotony
of waiting, were mado up of all shades of
political opinion, ami as there was neither
hesitation nor moderation in the free ex
pression of opinions, brawls and violent
scenes wore frequent The police were out
in full force, and only their restraining in
fluence prevented a serious conflict between
the oposing partisans which tbe ISotunng-
ists seemed to tie axious to precipitate.
Warning to the Oeneral.
Yesterday the time expired within which
Boulanger, Dillon and Kochnfort were sum
moned to answer lefore thehiih court of the
enate the charges ngaiust them. The ac
cused, having failed to re-poi.d, the decree
of the court was read lief ore the residence of
each yesterday ordering them to apear
within ten days, and in the event of their
failing so to do s.Hiietrating their property
and depriving them of tl.evir civil rights.
MARRIAGE OF PRINCESS LOUISE.
VopuUr Wedding lterause the Groom
Was a llrllon.
London, July -H.. The one topic of con
versation ami of newspaper interest is the
marriago which was soleniniz 'd at noon Sat
urday in the private chapel of Buckingham
palace. It has Iwn a long time since so
popular an event has taken place in England,
and f is safe to say that every one, from the
throne to the lowest commoner, is satisfied
with the match that gives the daughter of
perhaps the best loved woman in th king
dom to a British subject, against wbom so
little can l alleged. The wedding itself
passed olf without a hitch, as is usual with
affairs whose programmes have been pre
viously arranged with great care and precision.
The Sun Shone on the Kride. f
The morning was gloomy, and quite up to
tbe hour of the ceremony rain was falling,
but tbe sunshine came out in the afternoou
and brightened the wedding day with its
radiance, so the old savin; "Happy is tb
bride the sun shines upon" was fulfilled.
after alL It was a great disappointment to
the many friends ol the Prince and Princess
ot V ales that the chapel selected for the cer
eiuony was so small, as the number wno
could enter was restricted to tbe immediate
entourage of tbe royal households.
The Trinress Spoke Klglit Out.
Princess Louise was calm and bore herself
welL She did not flinch one iota, and
answered tbe questions put to her by the
archbishop of Caiitorbury out of the ritual
of the church distinctly and without falter
ing. The groom, now duke of Fife, was ra
diant It was noticed that iu passing the
queen he bowed reverentially. The most
disturbed and nervous of all was the usually
imperturbable Prince of N ales. He became
exceedingly nervous as the time approached
for him to give the bride away. However,
be managed his part w ith much grace. Tbe
queen was bright.and looked greatly pleased.
She exhibited no sign ot ber reported recent
A Lunch at Ilnrk Ingham Palace.
After tbe 'ereinoiiv was concluded the
guests lunched at Buckingham palace with
the queen. hen the wedding breakfast
was over the royal party returned to Marl
borough house. From here tbe newly mar
ried couple went Saturday evening to East
Suenne house, the earl of Fife's suburban
seat, where the couple will spend the honey
When Gladstone entered the chapel he
reverently knelt down and prayed, as is his
wont Saturday night tbe cAjyom gave a
grand banquet to the employes of Scott's
bank, of which he is a partner.
Emperor illiam of Germany did not
send auv wedding present to the Princess
Louise. Tbe omission is greatly commented
FRIGHTFUL DISASTER IN HUNGARY.
SPRING HAS GOME!
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TELEPHONE NO. 10M.
CLEVELAND DROPS A PEG.
Tim lanue Phenvnienona Take fourth
I'lu-fl fcrmrttns; Notes.
Chicago. July Excvpt that "Anson 'a
babies" won fiv out of seven games played
last week and thereby put up their pr
CFUtagrtaud that Cleveland dropped to fourth
place, there was no changes in tfp situation
n the National Hase Ball league. The rec
ords are given Iwlow
National Leavue. I'lared Won. lt.
B-un 7 J 47 as
New Vers "I 4-1 s
Cleveland 7S 41 S
Cblcsiio 77 8 se
Fiu-l.urn 74 Hi 11
Indianapolis ' "7 4S
Wanliinyiun s n n
Western. Won. lAst.P.o. American. Wen. I.OM P.O.
Omaha 4 20 .710 .St. LvuU . M 27 .674
hi I'nul 47 2.'. .'.! RrvSklrn . M in .;.
Mil) pill : 4 .!U7 Baltimore. 44 31 .K7I
hloui 1 lif l." 3H .4'i7 Cincinnati 4i M ..S36
IWDTor 31 St .4 12: AthletM . . 41 31 .;'
M. Jo-eph 2S 57 .4 1, Kan, l it 31 4i) .409
lMsMlue9S St) .417 i oluilllu .V) ."v.! Jtflf
Mllwaukee.'4 46 ' .347 LouIotIIIm IB li.' .Ml
rlaturday's league games were as follows:
At Iudiaoapolis (first game) Indianapolis 5,
Chicago IT; (second gaa)1') Indianaiolis 3,
Chicago 5; at Philadelphia Philadelphia 5,
IVwtou 4: at Pittsburg Pittsburg II, Cleve
land 5; New York-Wasbiagton gam3 post
poned wet grounds.
American association, Saturday: At
Brooklyn Cincinnati 2, lirooklvn b; at Col
umbusLouisville 6, Columbus 2; at Phila
delphia Athletic 1-, Kansas City IU; at
Baltimore (first game) St. Louis 2, Balti
more 4; (second game) Baltimore 1, tt
Louis 3. Sunday: At Culuinhus Louis
ville 11, Columbus 10; at Brooklyn Cincin
nati 2, Brooklyn 1: Athletic-hTausas City
game postpone! rain.
estern league, Satar-lay : At Minneapolis
(first game) Minneapolis I, Omaha 2; (atcond
game) Miiincaxlu, T.Omaua V: at Des Moines
Des Moines 5. Denver 4; at St. Paul the
Sioux City club attempted to put a man not
down on tbe score card in as pitoher, and re
fusing to change tbe action the umpire gave
the game to St. Paul 9 to 0. Three inningi
bad I ecu played witb St. Paul 10, Sioiu
City . Sunday: At Milwaukee (first game)
Milwaukee 4, St. Joseph 7; (second game)
Milwaukee o, St- Joseph 5; at St Paul St
Paul 9. Sioux City 5: at Omaha Omaha 6.
Dus Moines u eleven innings, darkness-
Race Course Kecords.
Chicaoo, July 29. The winning horses at
the West Side races Saturday were: Billy
Pmkerton, mile, 1 :31 ; St Nick, 1 i miles,
1:57V; Clifford. I mile. 1:4:1V: Corriaran. i
mile, l:lu1,; Tom Stevens, i mile, 1:174
Elpbin, 1 mile hurdle, 1:51'.
St. Pai-l, July 29. At tbe races here Sat
uru:iy uastiuian won tne m le race id
1:17, Lotion the 15-lrt mile in l:Ss, Miss
Bella the mile in l:0HVs, Stoney Mont
gomery tbe 1 mile in 1 :44, and Sullie Hogan
tbe 1 1-lti miles in 1:491.
Trying to Walk Twenty Mile on Watetk
Bostox, July 19 Profess r Oldreive, tb
cbampiou water walker of the world, Satur
day accomplished tbe feat of walking five
miles across tbe bay near Hull. Eucvur
aged by his sue -ess, the professor started
from Hull S iturday'evening tJ walk to Bos
ton, a distance of twenty miles. Nothing
bas b3cn heard of him since he starte 1.
Hundred of People Killed and Woun.
ty a 1'yrlone.
Vienna. July "-li. A terrific cyclone swept
over portions of Hungary, Transylvania, and
Bukovina yesterday, taking in a tract sev
eral thouuiid squure nidus in extent iu its
pathway. The ruin wrought by the visita
tion is terrible. Hundreds of people have
been kille-L and a great many more have
been maimed and crippleL All orops in tbe
path of tbe cyclone are a total loss, and
bouses and churches are leveled to tbe ground
in all directions.
Testimony In Favor ol lloulanger.
Paris, July 21'. The Cocarde (newspaper)
published Saturday the first installment of
the documents and depositions nirde before
the high court convened to try Gen. Bou-
langer. Tbe papers have created a ssnsatl on.
Uen. Ferron, who succeeded CSen. Boulanger
as minister of war, depseed that the secret
funds were intact, and that Oeiu Boulanger
affected many economies while in olnce.
Will Furnish Leo with a Ilody-Guard.
London, July 39. Telegrams from Rome
reiterate tbe report of the imminence of the
pope's deiarture from tho Eternal City for I
some surer refuge. The government of
Italy is conversant with all the Vatican
movements, and is prepared at any tune to
furnhsh a body-guard to the pope to con
duct bim to the frontier in order to protect
bim from possible insults.
Itoad Purchases and Savings.
Wabhikoton Cut, July rj. Bond
purchases to July 27 under the circular of
April 17, 1H8, were 1 15i.31S,20O, and cost
the government 170,137,IWU. Tbe 5fi, 075,390
s irirciias"U cost T3,ail,6V!U, aud the
95.o3J.tK" 4'-i's cost IU3,tti).uoo. The sav
ing on tbe 4s was '-KJ,t)o.".,Writ7, and on the
4 "s KJ,257,790 71.
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 bas always enjoyed by dealing only in the best goods
AT THE LOWEST PRICES.
THE BRIDGES-BARTON SCANDAL.
Denial of a Plot by the Alleced Lover
In the Case.
Utica. N. Y., July Sit Fred J. HamiU
(not Hallum, as formerly state.!), whose name
is connected with tho Bridges- Barton scan
dal, made public raturdny, is a gay young
man, wsll known here, where be reitei tan-
til a year ago. Ilamill left here to go into
the laundry business at Ogdensburg, N. Y.
There be became acooainted with Miss
Bridges, and their conduct occasioned more
or less gossip. Mr. llu.iiill was well cal
culated to make an impression on the suscep
tible female heart. 1 he idea of such a plot
as descrilied iu tbe Omaha story being con
cocted by him is doubted by bis friends here.
He llrnie tbe Plot Story.
Hamill arrived iu this city Saturday
night to visit his parents, who are eminent
ly resiectable people. Young Hamill was
seii at bis father's housa He refused to he
interviewed at length, hut said tbe story re
garding the drugging of Barton and carry
ing hiin to a disreputable house was purely
"How about the lady," asked the reporter.
Well," he replied, "I'm not going tosav anv-
thiug now which I may be sorry for after-
Nothing further could be gotten from
The Weather We May Expect.
Washimotoh Citv, July . FoIIowIbb are
the weather indications for thirty-six bears
from 8 o'clock p. in. yesterday: For Indiana,
lUinois and Iowa Fair Breather, preeedad by
rain In southern Indiana; cooler, variable
winds, becoming northw etterly. For aliaa-
igan and Wisconsin Light, local showarai
clearing in Wisconsin; cooler watae: vari
able winds, becoming northwesterly.
A I-oopUol for Ah Kin.
Washi.notos City, July a?. With refer
ence to the question whether Chinese enlisted
on board United States war vessels a serv
ants, etc., can enter the United (States,
Solicitor Hepburn has given an opinion that
thesa Chinese can be allowed to land and
discharged from the service. He holds that
Chinese enlisted as servants on board
United States war vessel are seaman, and as
Such cannot be construed as coming under
the common laborers or ainlurant in tbe
meaning of the exclusion act Acting Secre
tary Batcheller, to whom the opinion has
bean handed for action, will, in all probabil
ity, approve it. He believes that natives of
other countries enlisted on United States
war vessels are legally within the United
States the moment they go on board the ves
sel, as tbe domain of thisgovernineut extends
wnerever tbe flag floats.
Mrs. Ales fTulllvaBTat New York.
Nw okk, July 29. Among ta passen
ger on the steam r City of Barlin, which ar
rive at quarantine at a late aeur Saturday
nigDc, was atra Aisxaiider BulbvaaJ
The Rebellion Krrord.
Washington Citv, July !KI. Mr. Joseph
W. Kirk ley, of this city, has lieen appointed
to tho position of civilian expert member of
the board on the publication of the rebellion
records. The Uiard as now constituted con
sisls of Muj. Ueorge B. Davis, of the army,
and Messrs. l.ucieu Terry and J. W. Kirk-
lay. 1 be salary of the civilian experts bas
been fixed by the secretary of war at $H,.'
per annum. The selection of Mr. Kirk ley
for tbe position is a most excellent one, as ha
is thoroughly familiar with tbe work.
Will Advocate a Masuito Fleet.
Washington City, July 2. One of tba
recommendations likely to be incorporated in
the report of Secretary Tracy to cougress
this fall is that all vessels built or purchased
by tbe government be constructed witb
view to service iu time ot war, as smaller
navai vessels, inese will Include revenue
cutters, lighthouse tenders, etc, all ol
which, at comparatively small expense.could
be made to form a powerful arm of the
ftliuply for Green backers.
Washington City, July 89. Oeorge (X
Jones, chairman of the national Greenback
committee, having been asked li Prohibition
ists and other kindred partisans will bs aa
ml tied to tba coming Greenback national
convention, replied to tho effect that the
will not, it being thought best to limit tba
attendance to those who believe in tbe doc
trines only of tba Greenback party.
The Salt Trust Baa Collapsed.
New York, July 20. It is announced that
the salt trust has collapsed, th schema evi
dently being unpopular with investors. Tat
North American Salt company has post
poned runner negotiations.
rosslkty Hasjaa. tkva JKroaaut.
New York, July 97. Taa body of aa uo
known man has boon washed ashore nsaj
Babyton, LI It is tfceuht Bossibjo thai
it to that of Hogan, tas musing aeronaut.
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