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r ? 'flrs, WEDNESDAY BEGEMBL3K 0 1891.
Highest of all in Leavening Tower. 1 J. R. Gov't JUoort, Aug. 17, 1889.
Another Appears, with a Hatchet
A NEWYCEK POLITICIAN ATTACKED
The OIrrt f tlie AkmiiU rnts I'p a Kn
bot ilit l Knock the ( rank Out
f Tiiup Yivwa nf the Homicidal M 1
creant from Troiuinent 4.otlmnite A
Crowd of Itroker Srarnl by a 15ei;ffar
An Imitator of the Sn;e Dynamitarri
llonnced Mt Alton, 111(4.
Tnov, X. Y., Oeo. 9. Hon. Rlwnr.l
Murphy, Jr., rhairman of t lie Democratic
j-tate committee, bail a narrow escape
' from death yesterday at the hands of a
murderous vi-Miik," Daniel Murphy by
name. Mr. Murphy was about to ascend
the porch of his residence on Fifth avenue
bout 1:43 p. m..hen hurrying footsteps
behind attracted his attention. What he
saw, he afterward said, sent a momentary
thrill of fear through his niiud, for with
in a few feet of him was a tall, well-built
young man, with hatchet tipUfteii, in the
very act of dealing him a murderous
blow. With a bound the young man
sprang at him, and the h itchet doceuded
through t he air.
Dodged the leutl!y lllow.
Mr. Murphy was fortunate enough to
dodge the direct force of the blow, but the
weapon, nevertheless struck him in a
glancing manner on the right side of the
Deck, making a slight abrasion anil
breaking the linen collar. Mr. Murphy
at once grappled with his assailant and
tried to wrest the hatchet from his grasp.
Failing in this he dealt the fellow a blow
iu the face, which felled him to the
ground and sent the hatchet flying into
the middle of the road way. ist-veral
persons who had witnessed the atlr.iy
from a distance now came upou the
scene, and, seizing the would-be assassin,
held him until an oflic?r arrived. He was
taken to the police station, where be was
recognized as Daniel Murphy, an intem
perate fellow, who was but recently re
leased from an insane asylum.
He ver Was Any Account.
He is about 2S years old. nearly six feet
in height, and well built. He is itaturally
of an, ugly and vicions temperament, and
baa tepeatedly been in jail for assaulting
his wife. The prisoner denied at the sta
tion that he had made any assault upon
Mr. Murphy, or that he had a hatchet. It
was learned, however, upon investigation
by the police that the Iran had been look
ing for Mr. Murphy all morning, and had
inquired of various persons w here he was
likely to meet htm. After the assault
Chairman Murphy hastened into his home
and assured his family of his safety. He
then put on another collar, took luncheon
with his family, and during the afternoon
attended to bnsiness ss usual. Mr. Mur
phy declares that he does not know the
fellow, and cannot assign any reason for
the attempt upon his life.
HUNTINGTON ON THE "CRANK."
He Thinks the Newspapers Make Too
Much of the Nulsanre.
New Yokk, Dec 8. C. P. Huntington,
the Southern Taciflc railroad magnate,
wearing a thin, black skull cap, was
lunching in his private office when a re
porter called. His fare was simple, con
sisting only of a spacious slice of veal
with horseradish spread over it. The
great railroad magnate was breaking up
little chunks of bread and mopping the
horseradish with them.
"What do yon think of the crauk business,
"Nothing raurli, except that the newspapers
make too much of them. All this notoriety
causes demoralization, l.'nmksileliclit in such
notices, and are helped on to something t-l-e
Kail Visit from One.
"Have yon over taken any precaul ions
f 'I)o yon have a WlypuariVr"
"Never did and don't intend to. The fstes
more on us and it is no use thinking ahout
cranks. I don't."
"Have you ever had any trouble with
"Can't say I have. Once a man came bere
with a half-inch notice of coupon payments,
and said he wanted it for his paper. 1 told
him I guessed the coupon holders would tind
the place and that the notire I had was suffi
cient. He suid hy a notice twice that length in
his paper he could run the stock of the road
down to 1 per cent. I don't know what you
can do, hat 1 know what you can'-do. You
can't fool me that way, and if you don't get
out I will kick you down stairs.1 "
Iepew Mill lle When Bis Time Conies.
Chauncey M. Depew said: "Well, 'let the
cranks take care of the cranky. 1 never took
any particular precaution against them and
ilon't intend to. When your time comes you're
going, that's the way I look at it."
"You see Mr. IK'prw, like Mr. Sage, is a
I"reslyteriBn in belief," said his general lieu
tenant, Mr. Duvial. Mr. Dnvial said that the
crauks that cume there were harmless. And
they rarely saw Mr. Depew. "Moreover," said
, he, "they all like Mr. lopow, anyway."
Clews Keeps a I'istol Handy.
"Dol take any pretentions against, cranks.''
related Henry Clews. "Well, yes, iu a way.
1 keep a pistol at home and one here."
"Where is your pistol, Mr. Clews?"
"It is near by; moreover, you seetliat electric
bell yonder. 1 can press it and have every"!
clerk at this spot in a few seconds. My remedy
in the repeal of two laws. Kirst, repeal electro
cution and go back to hanging public hang
ing, so as to make the disgrace as marked as
possible. Second, if a man is simply a crauk,
hang him for these acts; if a lunatic, keep him
confined even after he is said to have recov
ered." : '
Jay Gould Keep a Detective.
It Is . aatd on good authority that Jay
Gould has constantly a detective near
Mm. It Is certain he had one on his South
American trip, though Mr. Huntington
was Inclined to believe otherwise. He
could not conceive, he said, of a man of
kit. Oonld's ability having a detective,
fcelther Mr. Dillon nor Mr. Sage took any
tra precautions. "
Ir. Hall's Assal'ant Indicted.
!Vew Yokk, Dec. 9 An indictment was
fo'-mally filed in general sessions yester
day against John (leorge Koth. the crank
real estate agent who fired at Hev. Dr.
John Hall, of the Fifth Avenue Presby
terian church. The indict nieut charges
ns-ault in the first degree. Koth is still
con lined in the pavillion for the insane an
Ht llevue hospital.
Appears in Illinois and tiets Kicked.
ALTOS', Iils, Dec. It. Monday afier
noon a well dressed str.auer walked into
the oftic.2 of the Illinois Glass works in
th:$ city ami ased for the millionaire
prt prictor, William liliott Smith. lie
i.ot iu. and the man w;.s nked wbhl
he wanted, lie replied to (..'barley
Le'ls that lie wanted 1, 000,00.). Mr
LeHs said be had not that much
chi cge on hand, but would give
hit l nil he :f.d, and, seizing the stranger
by the tape of the n: k ad the seat of
tbt pants, he threw him out the door. A
few well directed and j.idicion-ly admin
isti red kicks caused tiie stranger to
clisnge his mind as to waiiiiti'j; the money
ami he toi k his painful departure in an
eas wardly direction.
"Ciank" WcyrMuch on Kuril's Island.
Nkw Yokk, IX-c. . (War Weyrauch,
the bookbinder who wrote a threaten'ng
tiota to Conrad Harris, a retired wine
merchant, was transferred to the insane
sy uni on Ward's island yesterday. Just
bef ire leaving the pavilion Weyrauch be
csn e so violent that it took live men to
sub lue him.
I.LINOIS GRANGERS IN SESSION.
Soine T.tlk About the Year's Crops Op
posed to u 1 hirl 1'aity.
S; i;tN(,Hf l.i. His., Dee. it The annual
niee ing of the Illinois State Grange l'gn
at i ie state bouse yesterday, with perhaps
200 delegates in attendance. The address
of Grange Master Thompson dealt largely
w ith crop statistics. It is stated that dur
ing he past year the average price per
bus), el of wheat was J-7 cents. The total
crop in the state was worth aliout f7.",0O0,
000, ind the net profit on this was less
A I.nao Association Scheme.
M ister Thompson is opposed to the new
People's party, lie recommends the in
dorsement of the action of the national
grange iu favor of the negotiation of a
loan from loan associat ions sufficient to
float the entire mortgage indebtedness of
the memliers of the order. The maer
also recommends the co operation of the
state grange iu the building of the na
tion:! temple at Washington and the
establishment of grange headquarters at
the World's fair.
SULLIVAN ON A DRUNK.
The "Big Vellow" )! a "scrap" with
Anhton and Hftn l icked.
Sa v Fi:a( isco. Dec !. John U Sulli
van 1 as departed for southern California
in a state of helpless drunkenness. He
came to the forryboat iu a hack nnd was
luggid on board like a snck of wheat. Sul
livan bore eviilenca of having been in a
fight. It is said that Ashton and Sulli
van iot into an altercation over their
cups at Sausalito yesterday. Ashton was,
comparatively speaking, sober, while
John Ij. was drunk. Words led to blows,
and tiie ''big fellow" was knocked down.
Ashton Taps the ( laret.
He arose and a rough and tumble fight
ensue 1, in which Ashton got far the better
of it. Friends rushed in and separated
tbepfir and John was finally persuaded
to go home. His check was marked and
claret was drawn from his nose. Ashton
remaiied in Sausalito and enjoyed him
self for the rest of the day. He and Sul
livan nave not met since. Sullivan was
drunk nearly all last week, but managed
to soler up every uight for the theatrical
THOUGHT HE HAD A BOMB.
A Croup of ISrokeis Stricken with Sud
Xew YoitK, D.-c. 9 A man whose gray
bead was partly bald walked up to a
group of brokers in the corridor of the
Hoffman bouse at 8:30 o'clock Monday
night and begged for a cent. The brokers
paid iio attention to him. The old man
took from bis pocket a package
done up in white paper, and the
brokers moved away nervously. The old
man went up to the other guests and
begged for a cent, and Detective Jacobs
went outside and brought in a police
man, who took the beggar out at arm's
length. The prisoner had put the pack
age in his pocket meanwhile. Sergeant
Tims picked it out at the Thirtieth
street nation. It contained three stones
about f s big as a man's list.
A REMARKABLE CASE.
Marks of the Crneiiixion on the II and of
Lotl; VIT.LE, Dec. 9 Martin F. Coomes,
a physi :ian of Lih standing here, has
made a report in the case of Mary Stnck
euborg, the womau on whose person are
exhibit'-.d every Friday the marks of tiie
crneiiixion. He carefully observed the
phenon enn. He cannot account for the
appears uce of the marks, but he believes
them ol natural origiu. He saw the spots
in the woman's hands appear, bleed, and
disappear. He also observed the marks
of the cross on her brow and on her shoul
der. Tiie investigation will be continued.
Other physicians made observations, al
though not so extended at the time, with
Dr. Coo nes, and concur in his report.
I. a Grippe Strikes Topeka.
Topee A, Dec. 9. -The grip epidemic has
truck t bis city in fall force. The local
board of health estimates that there are
2,000 cas fs. There is hardly an office or
business house in the city which has not
been affited by the epidemic. Yesterday
aixty-flvs men from the Atchison, Topeka
and Sam a Fe shops were treated at the
FIFTY YEARS DEAD.
The Ghost of a Crime Comes
Up in Court.
MURDER OF A BEAUTIFUL GIRL
Revived After Many Yearn, ly a Will
Contest Case Interesting Itecital of
the History ot the Matter The My.te
rlous and Au-ocion Taking Oft" of Mary
Rogers, the "Iteautiful Cigar Gill"'
Her Employer Haunted.
ew Yokk, Dec. 9. For more than
half a century murdered Miss Mary ling
ers has been in her grave. Xow, when
the beautiful cigar girl and her awful and
mysterious fate art all but forgotteu, her
ghost appears as the central figure in a
lawsuit involving hundreds of thousands
of dollars. The case at issue is tint
brought by Mrs. Laura V. Appleton, wi e
of Kdward J. Appleton, against the Ntw
York Life Insurance company and othcts
for a one-lift h interest iu the Pla.t hottl,
at Fifty-ninth street and Fifth avenue.
How is the spirit of Mary llogers con
nictcd with this suitf Here is the an
swer: In lsll John Auderson kept a
cijar store at the corner of Thomas arid
Ilroadway, and Mary Rogers worked for
him, felling cigars to the customers, who
came out of their way for miles to be
raited upon bv tiie "beautiful cigar
Anderson Leaves a Peculiar 'Will.
In iifier years John Anderson became
possessed of the city lots at Fifty ninth
srreet and Fifth avenue, and on these lots
the l'in;:a hotel now stands. When John
Anderson di"d, a millionaire ten times
over in Paris just tcu yeais ago, he left a
peculiar will bequeathing the vast hulk
of his property, including the property
where the Pliiza hotel now stands, to one
of bis children, John Charles Anderson,
w hile to bis other chil l. Lsurn, t lie
present plaintiff and to hi grandchildren,
be left comparatively small b ques's. In
the course of time John Charles Amlcr-cn
sold those ten city lots to the firm of File
& Campbell,- builders, who erected tie
hotel. The New York Life lnsnracie
Company advanced much of the momy
necessary to put up the huge building.
Kilter l)rttl;htrr of the lecused.
Its mortgage was afterward foreclosed,
and t be botei passed into the possessii n
of the insurauce company. Now comes
the daughter of John Anderson seeking
to recover one-fifth of the value of the I o
tel. so in reality the legality of John An
derson's w ill is the point at issue, and
therefore Charles Anderson is more con
cerned over the outcome of the suit than
i the real defendant, as, when he sold
those ten city lots to Fife Campbell, fce
gave a guarantee that he would nssun-e
the responsibility for the result of any
legal contests over the ownerhip of the
land. Hut how dial old John Anderson,
the millionaire, come to make his peculiar
DEATH OF LOVELY MARY ROGERS.
A Horrible and Mysteiions Crime Com
mitted. That brings the story back to the life,
death, and spirit life of Mary Kocrrs.
One day it was the iMh of July, 1M1
her dead isnly was fonud on the shore of
the North river at Wechawken. Around
her waist was tied a rope, and to the other
end of that rope was tied a stone. The
dead girl's face was terribly battered.
Her wrists were tied together, and around
her neck was tightly tied a piece of lace
torn from her clothing, part of which was
missing. After suffering unspeakable in
dignities in a desolate spot at the foot of
Weehawken hill, near the duel ground
where Aaron Hurr killed Alexander llsm
ilton. she bad been dragged to the river
and thrown into the water. 3
The rerpetrat or Never Discovered.
Although the crime aroused all this
part of the country, and the utmost ef
forts were made, the identity f her mur
derers remained a mystery. Dozens of
suspects were arrested and among them
wtes John Anderson, proprietor of the
cigar store in which she worked, but he,
with all the others, was released. The
murdered girl is immortal though, for
Kdgar Allen Poe wrote of her in bis story
of "Marie Hoget." Time went on and
.lohn Anderson became immensely rich.
It was he who hit. upon the scheme of
wrapprtig cigars and tobacco in tintoil,
and this brought him his millions.
Ills Widow and the Medinui.
After he died bis widow, who was a
spiritualist, became intimate with a
medium named Mrs. Williams, who be
bineed to a spiritualistic society at Fifty
six'h street and Ilroadway. Mrs. Ander
son gave her a brownstone front bouse on
Forty-eighth street, between Seventh and
F.iehth avenues. She also published a
book, at a cost said to have been about
$6,000, in which she told what bad hap
pened, or was said to have happened in
Mrs. Williams dark eabioet.
Freaks of the Old Cigar Seller.
Before he died, old John Anderson did
many strange things. He often pat iron
shutters on the windows of his house near
Tarrytown because of a fear he had that
strange men were in a conspiracy to blow
him up with dynamite. Many of his
business and financial transactions
were considered peculiar. For
forty vears he said he was
haunted by the ghost of murdered Mary
Kogers, the cigar girL which, according
to bis oft repeated story, held frequent
conversations with him, and advised him
in all bis finaucial affairs. This advice
he said be always followed. These things,
say the lawyers for the plaintiff, will all
be brought out in the present trial, which
is before Judge llobertson, in part UI. of
the supreme court.
The New York Legislature.
ALU.VST, Dec. I'. The general opinion
among the politicians and lawyers as
sembled here is that the assembly will be
sixty-five to sixty-three, the Democrats in
the plurality. The senate will either be
tied or Kepublican by one majority. This
opinion is from unbiased observers.
Hlk Mills Damaged br Fire.
Pateksox, N. J., Dec. 9. The John
Dunlop silk mills, which were occupied
by six manufacturers, were damaged
1100.000 by fire yesterday. The loss is
partially covered by insurance.
A Wlaeoneio Town Aflame.
St. Paul. Dec. . The town of New
Richmond, Wis., forty miles east of here,
on the Chicago and Northwestern road, is
in a blaze, and may be wiped out ot ex
Women are not slow to
comprehend. They're quick.
They're alive, and yet it was
a man who discovered the me
remedy for their peculiar ail
ments. The man was Dr. Pierce.
The discovery was his " Fa
vorite Prescription "the boon
to delicate women.
Why go round " with one
foot in the grave," suffering in
s'lence misunderstood when
theic's a remedy at hand that
isn't an experiment, but which
is sold under the guarantee
that if you are disappointed
in any way in it, you can get
your money back by applying
to its makers.
We can hardly imagine a
Roman's not trying it. Pos
sibly it may be true of one
or two but we doubt it.
Women are ripe for it.
They must have it. Think
of a prescription and nine out
of ten wailing for it. Carry
the news to them !
The seat of sick headache
is not in the brain. Regu
late the stomach and you
cure it. Dr. Pierce's Pellets
are the Little Regulators.
WOODYATT & WOODYATT.
This firm have the exclusive eale for this county
following celebrate !
Fieirios etrjei Oro-aqs,
WEBER, STU YVES ANT, DECKER BROS., WHEHnr
And the ESTEY, "WESTERN COTTAGE and FAR
RAND & VOTEY ORGANS.
tA fall line also of email Musical mrrthaLuise. Wi- liau i
' - : 1 J ' f r .. .
The great Chicago Dry Goods House, are closing out their immense tc:'
.eeneral merchandise at anv snrrifir to Hn thhuin
The following is an exact copy of a telegram received bv McCABE Bid
jn louuudj tClllll MM.
Chicaeo. :27. Dec. 1. 1891. To I. S .WrCnh Rnrk ki.i in-
' - - " " " ' y VVI Iw'lUUU, 111,.
You will make money to come immediately for goods at our closing pris
tni'L- rrninnr vai-it fief U E A ..,... r.. c iVh
Mr. McCabe took the 1 1 :1 train the same evening and was in Chicaeo f
nc.i niurumg. ine iouowing is Dut a partial list ot tne results ol his trip:
100 lbs best duality knitting cotton, all colors, nr 7c n hill
60 pieces of black and cream Hercules trimming braid, 1 l-2c avard.
300 gross agate buttons, 1 l-2c a gross.
IS gross white vegetable ivory buttons (for underclothing) at lc a dozen'
73 dozen 500 yard spool cotton, 2c per spool (less than "half a cent per 1?
28 pieces (840 yards) corset jeans or driliing, 4 Mc, usual price 10c.
0 dozen ladies' ribbed vests at 14c each.
?? dozen misses' grey ribbed vests, 12 l-2c each.
Men's Japanese silkv handkerchiefs, elegant initials, at 37c, worth (&t
Ladies' embroidered silk handkerchief I9c,'48c. 0c and 7c, worth upt
90 pairs pure wool silver grey, blue grey, and delicate lieht qrev bed blanker
nil of CO ?7 i r',r- tiri-vt c i rn er nn. u n
tn m. a yaii, vyoiui T.u illiu ;.UU, ICIUCillUCl itll ?..
230 pieces pure silk, picot edge moire ribbons, all No 9, at 8 1 -2c avard, us
Big jobs in hosiery, underwear, gloves, buntings.
bed blankets, bed comforts, farmers satin, and a
thousand items which we havent the time to describe
Many of our best drives are not yet marked and
in stock, but will be got in shape and ready for sale
as early on Monday morning as possible.
It will pay you to visit our store every day the
The Biggest Bargains of the Year,
Best Usually Go First
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