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interesting Facts About the Late
LAVISH GENEROSITY OF THE HAN.
S,er Ready to Give and Give by the HIO,
000 His Contributions for the Pat pose
of Carrying on the War How He
Helped a Young Friend to a Health
Trip to K u rope His Sporting Record
On Guard in 1863. ,
Kew Yor.K, March 6. Leonard Jerome,
Kho died in Euglnnd Tuesday, was a man
vbose name is known and loved in this
:ity. He wn9 tne father of Lady Church
H "Lord Randy's" wife, and had pent
audi time in England during late years.
I morning paper gives the f ollowin ? ex
position of his character aud incidents of
lis life: He spent money as freely us he
iiailf it and never was happier than when
untributing to the welfare and aniuse
iieut of others. No matter how busy he
nurlit he, he had always time to talk of
wins:, yachting, and sport of an other
iiml. During the civil war he generally
r,-as the first man approached with a sub
script ion paper, for ho put down alarms
mm by way of example.
He Was Loyal and Generous.
All tbe expenses of the first great Un
on meeting at the Academy of Music were
aid by Mr. Jerome, and his checks for
ill), 000 each were not uncommon gilts to
be Vni u defense committee, of which
it-was treasurer. He never allowed tint
.vasiiry to hu empty, no matter Lew
rreat the demands. He founded and con
.ributed liberally to the fund for the btn
St of sufferers by the anti-draft rifts of
-.sH, and when private enterprise xti rted
0 build a vessc 1 to find and sink the Ala
tatnu. Mr. Jerome subscribed $35,000. His
rivate benevolences were not made kt own
vbeu Mr. Jerome could help it, but t heir
tjgregate was enormous.
Delighted to Help His Fellow-Man.
He seemed delighted with an opportu
lity to help a deserving cause or persou.
Kxiy half-tlecenr. fellow who failed in "A'all
treet could borrow enough from Mr. Je
wme to start anew. Always surrounded
)y a crowd of business or social acqu lint
nce, and seeming engrossed iu aff airs of
laiusement, he succeeded in observing all
r.sucqiutintuuce closely, learning when
ay of them were iu trouble and r us lank
w them with open hands and sympathetic
Leart. Here is a case in illustration: A
ine young fellow who had more energy
than money was working himsck' to
ieath, aud Mr. Jerome urged him to give
:? business for a few weeks and run over
-o Lurope with his wife for a rest.
Cleared S3.000 for Hi ill.
"Can't uo it; 1 haven't money enough,"
,va- ti.e reply. MIow much have yunf"
'Ahaui ,5iU, aud I'm not going to t lean
myself out." "Iet me have it. I'll send
'or k as soon as I'm ready, and I'll riake
t turn for you on 500 shares of stock. I'll
promise you that at worst you shall not
lose anything." "Thank you. Done."
Within the week the young man received
1 statement showing nearly $3,000 to his
:redit on some stock operations, but his
jvvn check never had been sent for.
His Connection with Sport.
It was in the larger sports and social
Aversions, however, ph&t Mr. Jerome ap
peared most prominent. Handsome, witty,
iourtly, and with an unfailing stock of
ihysical and mentul vitality, he became
he life of whatever company he chaaced
;o be iu. He would stroll into any one of
ibe several clubs and rouse all the loung
ers as;quick. as a flash. He dearly lived
uood horses and yachts, and spent p reat
sums of money on both. Famous old Je-
onie park, with the grand avenue lea ling
'0 it, would never had existed but for Mr.
Jerome, who also was foremost in the
ivork of organizing the Coney Island
Jockey club, as he had been in the Ameri
can Jockey club.
Fellows Who "i'lay the Races."
Although he held in contempt all men
vlio brought sport down to the levc 1 of
eold business by "playing the race" for
tbe sole purpose of making money, he in
isted that beating should not be pl.iced
under the ban because of those who
lbused it, and his character and argutaent
lid much to prevent unfair legislation at
the time the Ives bill passed. In yachting
he owned first the Undine, and then, with
Commodore McVickar, the Restless. .Still
later he was greatly disappointed with
the steam yacht Clara Craita, which cost
him about $125,000.
A Man of Pluck.
During the riots in 1863 there were
olacedin front of The Times building,
which, after the assault upon The Trib
nue building, had beeu threatened, two
gatling guns, over one of winch Je
rome kept watch during a long and ap
prehensive night. His mental arlertness
ind his physical pluck in those flays
were something startling. During the
fast few years ill health bo pulled him
iovvn ns to make him a wreck . aud sliad
w of his former self, and to all who
went familiar with the exact condition.-,
uis death was not a matter of surpriso.
HAVOC WROUGHT BY A FLYWHEEL.
It Flies to I'iaces and Creates a I'atlo
Two Girls Injured.
Daxm i:v, Conn , March C The br.-ak-ing
of a governor belt on an engine in
Ireon ic Fanton's hat factory caused the
sugine to "run away" about 6 o'ciock
last evening, and the increased sjeed
Mused the three-ton flywheel to burst.
The explosion was so terrific that nearly
ivery one in the building was thrown
lown. Flying iron shattered the floors
and roof for fifty feet, and a piece weigh
ing half a ton fell on the factory of Daven
port & Voorgal and broke in twenty
ect of the root Several pieces vent
through the trimming room, where sixty
"iris were at work, and caused a pa nic.
I wo girls, Lizzie Feely and Katie Lag don
jeaped ont of the window, twenty-five feet
.roni the ground, and received internal in
juries. Found the Railway Responsible.
New Yor.K, March 6. The coroner's ia
iuest into tl e cause of the accident in
"he tunnel of the New York Central rail
road in this city on the morning of Feb.
W was concluded yesterday, and last
night the Jury returned a verdict. They
and that the danger signals were pro per-
y set at the time the New York, Jiew
Haven and Hartford train passed them,
sut believe that owing to the density of
'he atmosphere in the tunnel at the t ime
Engineer Fooler, of the New Haven, did
lot clearly s- the signal.' They also And
shat the officials ot the-New York, New
Haven and Hartford Railroad compuny.
are immediately responsible for the la a of
LOOKS A LITTLE LIKE A CRISIS.
Sisrnlfleant . Movements at 8nrlnc-flelil.
Ills. Medals for Democrats.
Springfield. His.. March ft The sen
ate yesterday ordered the bill to protect
pyrights and labels tn third n.i;na.
Coppinger's bill to repeal tbe Merritt con
spiracy law. The report was rejected and
the bill ordered to second reading T..
sett, Knopf, MacMillan, and Dearine
voting with the Democrats. A bill was
introduced for the appointment of a state
food commissioner to prevent the adulter
ation of food. In the house the
the Joint committee to visit the Ktt in
stitutions was received and read.
The Senatorial Fight.
A little extra, interact in tk. ,...)..:.!
. . vuu ocuatvuai
election was the effect of the presence of
vv. J. Campbell, Illinois member of the
national Kenublinan mitimittna .a -n
the members of the state committee. They
held a conference with the Republican
steering committee, the subject of the
discussion being the question whether the
state committee nh
Streeter as the Republican senatorial can-
.1 ; .1 - i ...
uiunie. amooeii ravorpii strwr'i !. ..
tion if that was the only way to beat
Palmer, but without action an A inurn
ment was taken to 3 p. m.
Indirectly Indorse Streeter.
or one, and the result was that the state
committee indorsed t.ha crm
tee, which is an indirect indorsement of
Streeter. But t.h
Streeter the Republican candidate. It is
Hueu mat tbe b M Tt A mi Vir.
hereunto incited by Dr. Moore, have
given both parties to understand that
there must lie no trnre t.)iit n'wt Anil
next, hut that a vote must be taken Mon
day. It is also said that Monrn linu nnti.
fied the Republicans that he will not vote
for Streeter after Monday.
t.old Medals for the lOl.
At the St. Xirhnl
Democrats of Spriugfield presented each of
ne iui democrats supporting Gen. Pal
mer in the senntnriul ctpnmlo irith o
- wu. U.W, I. u c
handsome eold medal
the remarkable contest. The presentation
was made by James F. Graham. Speaker
Crafts made the speech of acceptance ia
behalf of the 101.
The Joint Session.
All the members warn nivwnt in Mia
joint session, and Streeter got one more
vote Cuott, one of the "invincibles"
while Oglesby's vote went to five. Four
ballots were taken all tl.o tamo puln,i.
101; Streeter, 9S; Oglesby, 5. The "invin
cibles" now are Bacon, Crawford, Evans,
ilutchings and Stoker.
The Michigan Legislature.
Lansing, Mich.. March C After a sharp
debate of great lencth vesterdav the sen
ate by a vote of 24 to 14 failed to pass the
mu granting municipal suffrage to wom
en, lhe vote Mas reconsidered smH nn.
other attempt will be made to pass the
measure wnen tne nve senators who were
ahsent returu. It lacked onlv th ren vriteu
of the Dumber necessary to pass it. The
bill repealing the Baker conspiracy law
limeu uy one vore oi passing the house.
Many members were absent.
Condemned on General Principles.
Jefff-kson City, Mo., March C The
house yesterday, after a long and heated
debate, adopted a resolution condemning
the Fitty-first con cress in ireneral terms
and Speaker Reed for his partisan rulings.
AN INSANE MAN'S DEVILTRY.
He Drags a Man to Death aud Wounds a
Bat Citt, Mich., March C Henry IIol
licker, of West Bay City, drove up to the
house of Andrew P. Poison in a buggy
"Wednesday night aud, after calling Pol
son to the door, knocked him down, tied
him under the buggy and drove off, drag
ging the body over the icy roads. Pol
son's remains were found yesterday morn
ing horribly mangled. When Marshal
Dunnigan attempted to arrest Hollicker
yesterday afternoon tbe latter fired at
him, the bullet lodging in his right cheek.
Hollicker was finally overpowered and
lodged in jail. He is probably insane.
An Elderly Wife-Killer.
FEANKLIN, Pa., March 6. Thomas
Moore, a wealthy merchant of this city.
shot and instantly killed his wife yester
day morning. About 2 o'clock a shot was
heard in the bedroom occupied-by Mr.
and Mrs. Moore. Their son Edward,
awakened by the report, rushed to the
room, and discovered his father standing
in the middle of the floor with a revolver
in his hand. His mother lay on the bed,
dead, the shot having passed through her
brain. Moore had been drinking heavily
for several days, and was suffering from
delirium tremens. He is aged 70 years
and his wife 08. Several years ago Moore
attempted suicide by cutting his throat.
Wales and the Masons.
London', March 6. The Prince of Wales
has been again elected to be worshipful
grand master of the English Freemasons.
The meeting of the united grand lodg
was a more than usually brilliant spec
tacle, and the populnrity of the prince in
the order was well attested. The prince'
son, the duke of Clarence, is also takiug
leading rank iu the- Masonic fraternity
and will, it is expected, be elevated to his
father's majestic rauk when the latter
gives up the grand master's chair for the
throne of Great Britain.
Very Well Done, Mrs. Dibsou.
Memphis, Tenn., March 0. A Port Gib
son (Miss.) special says: Dottie Dibson
killed her husband, Dave, on the Alexan
der plantatiou, near Rocky Springs, this
county. eduesday nigut. i tie pair nai
been separated since Christmas, and Dava
tried to effect a reconciliation, failing in
this, he attacked her with a club. He had
knocked her down several times when she
crabbed a meat knife and plunged it into
his neck. He died in three minutes. She
is in jail.
Will Interfere with Our Reciprocity.
London, March 6. The British govern
ment, under pressure from merchants in
the Brasiliai trade, is taking steps to ob
tain for Great Britain an assurance ol
commercial privileges in that country
eouai to those granted to other nations.
English merchants are afraid the reciproc
ity treaty between Brazil and the United
States will divert much of the trade to the
A Specimen of Servian Justice.
Vienna, Mirch 6. It has transpired that
Helena Maritoviz and a female accom
plice, who tried to kill King Milan in 1883,
were strangled in prison. The exposure
has created such a sensation that. Milan
now demand" that Garaschanine, who w
premier at tbe time, shall institute an in
quiry aa to toe tacts.
THE ARGUS. 1 FRIDAY, MARCH, 6, 1891.
Suits were beenn rimrJir r.t.
against 100 delinquent subscribers to the
i unu a iair SIOCK.
The strike at Pnliman Ttio ...
The company has discharged the strikers
uu uucu new men.
Dr. Manhattan PiVirAtt. nt rvmr r.
has just received pension and back pay
vuc amount Ot f 16,000.
t is nOW rioflnitnli, Bntttajt 1. I , V -
Wasburn-Moen barb-wire manufactory
will be located at Waakegan , Ills.
Robert Hackett. whn!nn isrnh.BBr.nt
nineteen years in prison, was sentenced to
twenty years at Philadelphia Thursday
for sneak thievery.
Mrs. Robert T. Lincoln and lipprlaiiDli.
ters arrived safolv aiSAiiii,mntnn t?nr.
land, Thursday, after a pleasant journey
across the Atlantic.
Mrs. F. O.
Colorado state insane asylum at Pueblo
Thursday, havintr been made honelewilv
insane by smoking cigarettes.
An Irish-American iri nrraatnjl nf
Dublin Wednesday who had a revolver, a
box of cartridges, a short nword and t.u-n
daggers strapped around his waist.
George J. Gibson gave bonds at Chicago
Thursday in thA sum nf tulil fttt fn Via
appearance when the. indictments found
against niiu oy tbe state grand jury come
Expert bnrclars entered thn Prxmnri
Pa., bank Wednesday night, and robbed
ot a large amount of deposits in the
fe deposit vault. The loss mav reach
50,000, but this is believed to be a heavy
The htorv pent, nut frnm Dnhnnn.i a f.,u-
days ago, to the effect that war had broken
out between the Farmers' Alliance and
Iowa Business Men's association, is denied
by the secretary of the association and the
1-! .- t.
Pat O'Connor, the leader of the Chero.
kee strip 'boomers" is in trouble. He has
got several hundred families into the
boomiug scheme who have paid him meni-
oernip iees, ana now congress has ad
journed without ODeninz the strin and
the boomers will nrobablv want their
Riotine strikers in New York vesterdav
attacked non-union men, and the latter
resisting a general melee took place in
which broken heads were madenunnernna.
Four of the union men were arrested, all
wounded in the fight. During the row
the union men m.uie nrknnnro nt torn
policemen who tried to quell the trouble.
Hundreds of negroes have flocked into
Oklahoma territory during thn nmt. f .
weeks, most of them having been induced
10 immigrate Dy ice naring prospectuses
of Lanes ton City, nine; miles from Guth
rie. 1 hey are encamped near t he Santa Ko
depot, and, to add to their sufferine from
cold and hunger, small pox has brok
en out in the camp.
Ilulden and Dunham Reprieved.
SriUNGFiELD, Ills., March 6. Governor
Fifer yesterday commuted the sentences
of Calvin Holden and Albert Dunham,
who were to have been handed at. Mnnt i-
cello, Piatt county, on Friday, tbeCth inst,
for the murder of Harlev RusselL to im
prisonment for life. This act of clem
ency was based on a doubt as to the guilt
otttiemen. In sneakmir of his action in
this case the governor stated that if future
oeveiopments shall show the innocence of
the men he will consider the propriety of
an unconditional pardon.
Governor Winans Fasting.
Detroit, Mich., March C Governor
Winans was recently seized with an attack
of hiccoughing which grew in intensity
until the exef utive felt that he must die.
Every effort to relieve the troublesome af
fliction proved unavailing and finally tbe
governor was advised to fast. He has not
eaten a thing for a week and is in a very
weak, and reduced condition. v hat adds
to his anguish of mind is the knowledge
that it is not uncommon for victims of
hiccoughing to die of tbe disease.
The Case of Sir Charles Dilke.
London, March A long statement
has beeu issued in defence of Sir Charles
Dilke's proposed candidature for parlia
ment in the Forest of Dean. The state
ment bears internal evidence of Dilke's
authorship, and tries to prove that the
leading assertions of the respondent in
the Crawford divorce case were untrue.
It is probable, however, that Dilke will
abandon the idea of entering parliament
now, Gladstone having objected.
The Road Will Me Cleared by Saturday.
SAN Fuancisco, March t The Southern
Pacific officials announce that tbe lines
through Arizona will be cleared by Satur
The Weather We May Expect.
Washington Crrr. March a The fouowtiig
are the weather indications for twenty-four
hours from tip. m. yesterday: For Indiana and
Illinois Rain or anow, warmer weather; south
easterly winds. For Michigan and Wisconsin
LiKht rain or snow; slisrhUy warmer weather;
southeasterly winds. For Iowa Snow; colder
by Saturday: variable winds.
Chicago. Jlarcli 4.
The Quotations o-i the lwiard of trade to-day
were as follows: Wh-at No. 2 March, openod
07 Wc, cloastd '.Hi-V; May, imed SlJH cloned
tt'Hc; Julv. opened Ifc. ciomxt We. vorn
Ho. 2 March, ota-ned 57sk c-lwed STV: May,
opened closed 6t,c; July, opcnl ".yc.
closed 57tic Oats iNo. - May. oia-noa
closed 4'Jtic: June, opened 4!.-, closed 4'.c;
July, opened 4."c, closed 4.i(c. lrk Alarcn.
opened and cloxcd :"; May, opened aud
cloned Stt.IKi: July, ojiened and cluaed $10.30.
Lard March. ojetied 5.724, closed fj.7A
Produce: Batter Fan-y separator, 3433Sc
per lb; dairies, fancy f reah, 2i.j27c; packing
stocks, trer-h. itijifs:. igarreau canujoa,
loesoff, lw;t,17c per dos. Drawod iwultry
Chickens, loyale per lb; roosters, be; docks,
LijiXk-; turkeys, mixed lota, 10ttl2c; choice hen
turkeys. MVs'i&l'-; Reese, 'ipitc. Potatoes
White Rone, Vui&Xtc per bu for seed: Hebron,
8SfiSWc: Peerless, ln,!0; Burbanka, $l.W4cLUU;
Early Ohio seed. !L4tAi'tL50 bweet potatoes
Jerseys. 3.0U.). Applas-Cooluntf, t3U4
4.00 per bbl; eating. (4.01).00: choice, .J.7i
4.50. Cranlieries-Bellandchorry. $.00&8.5J;
be land bugles, ia0U4,ll.U0.
Live stock Following were the prices at the
Union stock yards: Hogs Market opened
active and prices &&10c lower; light grades.
.3j&3.S0; rough packing. $.'L313J.40; mixed
lota, VltokiiXW; heavy packing and shipping
lots, 13 4i&i.K; pigs. i2.W4a.Xi.
New York, March 5.
Wheat No. 2 red winter cash. $1,134$
1.134; do March, $1,114; do May. $1084: do
June, $1,054. Corn No. 2 mixed cash,
Hk- do May. Cijc; do June, Bgc. Oats Quiet;
No. 2 mixed cash, &7574c; do May, U4c;
do July, uiyic Rye Nominal. Barley Nomi
nal Pork-Dull; mess. $ 10.501 l.W for new.
Uard-Quiet: May. $dll; August. $6.38.
Live block: Cattle Market firm, bat no trad
ing in beovos; dressed beef, steady; native
sides, 784c ft B. Sheep and Lmbs Mrk-t
active and prices steady; sheep, IS.UO&Q.7.4 S
lJU ts; lamus. $il0,3,7.U4. Uogs-Nomiaally
taady; uve hogs, rd4UOS.ik fllWU
. t Taken away
-sick headache, bilious headache.
dizziness, constipation, indigestion.
bilious attacks, and all derange
ments of the liver, stomach and
bowels. It's a large contract, but
the' smallest things in the world do
the business Dr. Pierce's Pleasant
Pellets. They're the smallest, but
the most effective. They go to
work in the right way. They
cleanse and renovate the system
thoroughly but they do it mildly
and gently. You feel the good
they do but you don't feel
them doing it. As a Liver Pill,
they're unequaled. Sugar-coated,
easy to take, and put up in vials,
and hermetically scaled, and thus
always fresh and reliable. A per
feet vest-pocket remedy, in Fmall
vials, and only one necessary for a
laxative or three for a cathartic
They're the dieapest pill you can
buy, because they're guaranteed to
give saiisiaciion, or your money is
You only pay for ths good you
That's the jKCuliar plan all Dr.
Pierce's medicines aro 6oId on,
Per Horses, Cattle, SJiee?, X;&t Eea
500 Tage Beek 01 Treatment of Animals
and I hart teai Prtr.
A. A..lpinal Meninciiis. W ilk Fever.
B. H.!train, Laaneaew. Kneaaaatiaaa.
.. IHMrasper, Naaal liwharea
I.l.Ket sr 4irab. IVerm.
K.K. ('WEka. Heaves, I'aeaaiaalc
K.l'. t'elie sr tirine, Ilrllvaciie.
Ii.IlI riaar, aad Kidaev Iiaeaaes
I.I.EraM tve Diaeaaeo, Mange.
J.K. Diseases of iligrstkaa, rarmlyala.
Slnple Bottle (over SO dosokt, - - .eg
Stable Case, with Ppprlfl,-. T.UcoaX
X -tcrlaary Care Oil and MwiicaU. S7.A
Jar Veterinary Care Oil, - t.OO
Sold b Drnrsnsts; or Sent Prepaid anywhere
end in any quantity on fiece.pt 01 Pnca.
HUMPHREYS' MEDICINE CO,
Corner Wilhaxa and John Sts., Hew York.
SPECIFIC Noil U
Nervous Debility, Vital Weakness.
sad Prostration, f mm ever-work or ottM-r casw&
1 r"r nal, or 6 vials atHl lam tiI jowdT.-ior f
Kou bt nmroomn. nr snt rxtTl1 on recettt
of price. HUMPHRIYS MEDICIKS CO.,
Cor. Wilaaa and Jchc ta, V. Y.
Ladies wearing AA, A, B, C, can be fitted at reduced rates.
Ladies' Pebble Goat Shoe in A, B, C, D, E, EE, at a great sacrifice.
AVisses' and Childrens Shoes at a great re'duction.
THE IIOLINE WAGON.
Manulacturers ol FARM, SPRfflG and FREIGHT WAGOHS
fall an4 eomplets lis of PLATFORM sad other pr'nf Wajtoes, ssMeialW adsvtad ts t
Western trade. of superior workmaash'p sad antelir tllasuaaMl Wles Ust trmmm
appllcatioa. See the HUUSB WAUUM bsfora parcbaaicc
MOVING SALE I
left in which t8 dispose of their
DAVIS & CO,
A complete stock of
Pipe, Brass Goods, Packing,
Hose, Fire Brick, Etc.-
Sole Aetata for
DEAN STEAM PUMPS and
SIGHT FEED LUBRICA10RS,
Wrra3oeTrrr one perfect, and win teas' CI m,
Twrc'y day uial. to rcspoaaibls trUes.
Safety IleVJcg Boiler, and Contractors for
forolfching aad UjIok Wnter. sjjd
1712 Frarr Atx..
Rock Ialud. IUiDOil.
TcpaoM 11U. Beoldescc TeWpbOM 108.
Goods received by
CALL AND EXAMINE.
large stock of-
1622 Second Avenue