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TUESDAY. DECEMI3EK 15 1891.
DEED OF A FIEND.
Woodyatt's Music House
Highest of all in Leavening Power. U. S. Gov't RTKrt, Aug. 17. 1889.
A Horrible Quadruple Murder
THE PEEPETRATOS NOT YETZKOWU
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i TIF ' -
1 ABSOLUTE I? PURE
Uncle Sam's Hospitality Has
Rparhprl lts I imlt.
H TALK THAT IS CURRENT IN LONDON.
Krapotkine. the Irreconcilable, eom-liwles
That the lulled Mate I Not Healthy
for. Men of Hit Idea, and Mays Alrar
Horriltle lllnHtrmion of Religions In
tolerance in Ireland The "Crank"
Hob. p in St. Paul' Cuthetlral and Is
"'Fired" Knropean wa Item.
Loxpox, D o. 15 The nihilistic ami
anarchistic world is auitnted by the dis
covery that Krapotkine, the noted Rus
sian free thinker and irreconcilable, has
cancelled his enaement to deliver, a
series of lecture in the United States.
The nihilists of Russia now oj jnrnini; in
L30don had looked forward to these lec
, tares with great expectations, as the argu
ments of. so eminent a man in the scien-
tific world were thought certain to have a
powerful effect iu swHj ini pnblic opinion
in the United States to the si.te of the
revolutionary party in Kuwait. Every
thing; was arranged about the 1st, of No
vember for Krapotkine's departure. He
delivered a farewell address at an enthus
iastic meeting of bis admirers, and it has
ever since been suppled that he shortly
thereafter sailed on his mission.
Afraid to Come to America.
Nothing being heard of his arrival or
doings on the other side, however, his
friends became uneasy, and Sunday in
quiries were made at his residence in Har-
row for the purpose of learning if any
news had been received. The callers were
astonished to find that Krapotkine bail
not sailed at all It transpired that bis
engagement was cancelled by csble, and
also by letter, the reasou being the
troubles of the anarchists in Chicago over
the use of suitable balls and the treat
ment accorded Walter Crane in Boston.
Some of Krapotkine's friends hint that
the letter contained hints at his possible
arrest aud confinement in Sing Sing
prison, evidently intended to frighten
him and induce him to abandon the trip.
Tbey urge him to begin an action against
his manager for breach of contract.
TI10 Caar Apprehensive of a Plot.
Others declare that it was Krapotkine
himself who cancelled the agreement, bis
action being inspired by sympathy with
Crane and as a protest against the al
. leged injustice shown that artist aud
j thinker. There is also a rumor that
' George Kennan, the noted writer on the
Siberian exile system, advised Krapotkine
, to give up the tour, though the reason
therefor is not given. The nihilists re
port that tbey have lately received nutn-
. bers of warnings from their friends at
home to the effect that many detectives
from St. Petersburg, Moscow, and Kieff
have recently started for Paris. Rerne and
laondon, where their instructions are to
exercise unusual vigilance, the Russian
government believing that a plot against
the cxar Is being hatched.
Veant Keftige for the Nihilists.
The nihilists are also uneasy over a re
port that France is no longer a refuge for
the people of their kidney, owing to the
possibility that the government of that
country may. in order to curry favor
with its ally, Russia, surrender the fugi
tives from t be czar's dominions. Several
of the most urgently "wanted" of the
Nihilists in Frauce have shown their be
lief in the reality of this danger by quiet
ly leaving Paris ami taking up quarters in
London. Even in tbiscityagreater degree
of caution than usual is observed by the
nihilist colony. Stepuiak, the celebrated
historian of the "Terror," bas not been
seen in his accustomed haunts of late, and
it Is more difficult than it formerly was to
obtaiu an interview with auy of the nihil
RELIGIOUS INTOLERANCE IN ERIN.
OliKHtlT Fxhlbition of It
DfBLIv, Dec 15. A ghatly Incident is
reported from IJessbrook. The Rev. Mr.
Ford, the Protestant, rector at that place,
was opening his door when he was horri
fied by the spectacle of a coffin containing
at dead body on the steps of his house. The
i rector at once sent for the police. The
s 3 body proved to be that of Patrick Kenny,
j j'' who had been buiied a fortnight before in
gloss. Kenny was a Roman Catholic who
had married a Protestant woman and
joined the Protestant faith.
Nearly the Death of the Widow.
His burial iu the same ground with the
Roman Catholics excited much bitter
feeling, and in consequence the body had
been resurrected by parties unknown and
taken to the house of the minister who
had performed Kenny's marriage cere
mony. When the widow heard of the af
fair she went into convulsions one after
another, and It was feared for a time that
she would die. The police took charge of
the remains, and caused them to be re
interred in a Protestaut churchyard at
A CRANK AT ST.
! He Tries to Run Things Until
i by a Minion.
I I.OXD0N, Dec. 15. That New York is
( not to have a monopoly of cranks was
I proved by an occurrence at St: Paul's ca
! tbedral Sunday evening, which gave the
V audience assembled there a rude shock.
.Prebendary wmttington was just begin
ning bis sermon when a man iu the audi
ence who wore a broad blue ribbon across
his coat and another around his hat rose
in his seat and shouted In a stentorian
voice: "Take your text, sir, from the fif
teeth chapter of Numbers, the thirty
itghth verse: "Speak unto the children of
Israel, aud bid them that they make them
fringe!", the borders of their srarmenla
i throughout their generations, and that
they pnt upon the fringe of the borders a
ribband of biu'.'" , r
Ihoked Off by a Detective,
"You are bre-tking the covenant of the
law," continue; t be intruder, "oy not wear
ing the riboon of blue." At tnis point
Detective Ferguson, who was on duty
at the cathedral, grabbed the emnk and
ejected him frjiu the building. Yester
day the knight of the blue. ribbon, who
gave his name as John Tomlinson, w.is
arraigned on a cii.it-ge of brawliug in
tire u and was remanded for trial
to h;tve plcei
thai Russia exj;
to Si. l'eterslmi
ir Frontier Affair.
15. I. rd Salisbury is said
the faots regarding the
ll;tit before the Russian
Lb t tie courteous request
lain. The facts were sent
a, and t he reply ret timed
that Russia aw
cia's no I he fro
lit a report from the orfi
iiier but that, the mutter
would receive tl
cm earnest attention.
rhlneve Rebels (living More Trouble
Shanghai, De. 15 A dispatch from
Pekin says th.it the rlieis have huh in
gathered in force west of Jehol. The scat
tered remnant from their late defeat
have been reinforced by a lari;e number
from Mongolia nnd western Manchooria,
ml one more imperial victory wiil be
necessaiy to dec d the struggle.
Capt.is!t g of a l'erryboat.
Bekun, Dec 15 A crowded ferryboat
capsiis.-d in the Kibe Bt llarburg yester
dy, hundreds o' people being throw into
the water. Ten of the piissenper were
drowned and riany others bad narrow
escapes from death.
Tweiity-cislit Workmen Hurled.
Beuliv, Dec. I V By the collapse of an
over-weighted bteweiy at I'inneberg yes
terday twenty ieht workmen were
buried beneath h raw of debris, and fif
teen of them ditd before rescuers could
A RESIDENT OF YUCATAN.
He Is a Spider and Seem To He a Very
Galveston, T-x., D.-c. 15. A sailor on
a coasting vessel which plies between here
and ports on the nlf has some very inter
esting s pet i mens which be secured while
on the coast of Yucatan. Among them
is a large jar filed with enormous spi
ders, which be says are looked upon with
the greatest fear by the Indians of the
central portion of that country, and
wbich are undoubtedly the largest ever
seen. The body of the spider is fully five
inches in diameter and the legs are short
and thick, being especially adapted toruu
ning and climbing. Tbey are About two
Inches long, and i re as big around as an
ordinary lead pencil.
Has a Rather ttandy I'niform.
The animal Is o' a grayish brown color,
but is most peculiarly marked by deep,
red bands which cross its body, extend
ing ciear around diagonally from shoulder
to hip, crossing efch other at the middle
of the back and in the centre of the belly.
The bead is so large that the details can
readily be seen, and npon the dead ones
bad such a fero-lous aspect that they
caused a feeling of fear. The coloring is
peculiarly adapted to the country, for the
body is like the earth, while the red bands
are like many of tie creeping vines which
abound among the rocks of the interior.
Its Rite Certain Death.
The fierceness of the Insect and the
marking on the bock have induced the In
dians to name it the "devil's soldier,' and
tbey say that it is undoubtedly the worst
foe to man in that couutry, making it
almost impossible for any one to go iuto
the interior, for it abounds iu such num
bers that no place Is free from it, and its
bite is certain death. Only one instance
is known to Indiui s where a man has been
bitten and did not die, and this man was
wildly insane ever afterward. The spider
makes its home among the rocks, aud
when anything a proaches it, it rushes
boldly out and males an attack so fiercely
that it is almost impossible to escnpa it,
THE FEDERATION OF LABOR.
Its Assembly in I initial Convention at
ISfi mlngliuiii. Ala.
Birmingham, Aia.. Dec. 15 Over 100
delegates compose the Americas Federa
tion of Labor, whit h met here yesterday
uiorning, and tbey represent nearly every
state in the Union Governor Jones was
In Birmingham on his canvass for a re
nomination and made the speech
of welcome. When the assembly got to
bnsiuess, the credentials committee re
ported, aud there was some debate, and
William C Pomeroy, of Illinois, was re
jected because the state federation bail
not paid its dues. President Gompers,
Secretary Evans and Treasurer Lennnn
read their annual rt ports, which were re
ferred to appropriate committee. The
convention adjourned for the day without
taking action on auy of the recommenda
tions. Grip Epidemic at Philadelphia.
Philadelphia, Dec. 15. L- grippe is
spreading in this ci y to an alarming ex
tent. Almost in a day whole families
have been seized. Iu homes, iu charita
ble instil utious, ami everywhere masses
meet aud mingle, aud the contagion is
spreading like a wind-f inned flame.
frrne Hill Against Onny's Libellers.
PnTSliCBU. D'c. 15. The grand jury
yesterday returned s true bill in the libel
suits of Senator Quay acainst The Post.
The indictments, of which there are two,
are against James -VI i 1 Is and A. J. Barr
aud James Mills, A. J, Barr et al, re
spectively. The iii h are to be pushed.
Matthews Is Oat of the Race.
Chicago, Dec. 15. Chairman Jones, of
the Republican stat central committee,
received yesterday c letter from Colonel
A. C. Matthews, firs!; comptroller of the
treasury, in which M r. Matthews formally
withdraws from the race for the Rapub
lican nomination for governor.
Two Women and Two Little Boys tb
Victims of the DevlllNli Cisme, One o.
the Women living Also Victim i
the Murderer's Last She Makes a
Xrave fight for Life and Honor, bat
Vain One The Scene of Blood.
Jacksonville, F!a , Dec. 15 -Detailsot
a quadruple murder, which was disc- v
ered on Saturday near New Smyrna, show
the crime to have been a most revolting
one, and indicate that the perpetrator
must have lieeu a fiend in human form.
Rape and not robbery was the obj ect of
the crime, as not a cent or an article ot
value was taken. The scene of the crime
was the residence of F. J. Packwood. half
wny between Smyrna and Oak wood, oc
cupied by Packwood. his little son and his
sister-in-law. Miss Uruce. Friday Pack
wood went away on business to be absent
during the nisjht, and Mi?s Bruce inviiel
her frit nd Mrs. Hatch and her little son
to spend the night with her.
Iic veiy of thn Crime
Saturday morning aliout 9 o'clock Ira
Jenkins, a negro who markets for the
fimi y, called to see if anything was
wanted, and finding a window broken
open, and bt-iug unable to make auy one
hear, alarmed the neighbors, who at one
made an investigation. When they had
eutered tic lo-ise a most ap.m'.Iiii? spec
tacle presented i'Nclf lo t heir g.'.ze. Min.
lla'ch l.-y 1 y I he window in a pool of
blood, i h a pistol wound oil the itiMiie
corner o' ler left eye. Her face was Ida k
ftieii Willi putt' ler. The other bodies lay
near her. Her little son Ihv on a bed
lounge. He was shot over the left eye nnd
his throat was cut in thiee pla.es. Tie
bend was almost severed from the bodv.
Terrible lute of Mi Bruce.
There was evidence that Miss Bruce
hnd made a brave resistance without
avail, the brute haviug accomplished his
devilish put pose. Mls Bruce was found
lyiug on her back iu the bed, with in r
form bare dow n to just alxive the kneet.
After this the murderer probably shot lis
victim throngh the right cheek, but fail
ing to kill her he picked tip a shotgun
and brought down the butt end of it with
all his force on the head of his defenseless
victim. The blow struck her between tie
forehead and the nose and caved in tie
kull like an eggshell Then let-tablx.!
ber in the net k, cutting out a square
section of flc-li, ami finishing his hellish
work wiih two terrible gashes on the
The Fiend Spared No One.
Frankie Packwood, a little golden
haired Ut of five years, was found on the
floor with his threat cut from ear to ear.'
His features, w hich in life had been beau
tiful, were badly marred by the cruel
knife of the murderer. The fljors of the
room were completely covered with blood,
as was the bedding on which Miss Bruce
lay, and also that on which the boy Hatch
was found. The curtains and walls were
also bespattered with blood.
A Kejecte 1 Suitor Suspected.
After the horrifying discovery the county
authorities were notified, and an investi
gation wis begun. The sle -iff. with a
po-se of nearly 2iK) citizens of the vicinity,
scoured the county for many miles, but
without result. There are many theories
as to the probable murderer. One is to
the effect that the horrible crime was the
revenge of a rejected suitor for Miss
Bruce's hand, and finds many believers.
Summary justice will be dealt out to bim
S Former Slaughter at the Same Spot.
The spot where this tragedy bas been
enacted was the scene of a brutual quad
ruple murder many years ago. During
the Seminole war a family named Shives
lived there and were murdered by the In
dians. Their bodies were horribly mutilated.
CORN AND WHEAT IN ILLINOIS.
Report of the Secretary of the . State
Board of Agriculture.
Springfield. Ills., Dec. 15. The corn
and wheat crop bulletin was issued yes
terday by the secretary of the state board
of agriculture. In regard to corn the bul
letin concludes; "Taking the state as a
whole the area devoted to the corn crop
was 5.754,000 acres at an average yield of
87 5 bushels per a.Te. which gives a total
yield of ai5.3S.",Kitl bushels for the entire
Lower Than It Was Last Year.
"Theaveiage market price piid at the
warehouses and railway stations of tl e
state is 38 cents per bushel, which is 7
cents less than the average price paid last
season Wheat, has been greatly injured
by drought, and "the stand as a whole
is very uneven and the outlook for tie
wheat crop in Illinois in lS'.ia is not very
encouraging." Iu the northern division
the condition of winter wueat is about 80
Der cent, of the usual Dec 1 average, iu
the central division 82 per cent., and in
the southern division "twenty six points
less than seasonable average." .
Alleged Asylum Scandal.
Chicago. Dec. Dec -15 The Times
has a dispatch from Jacksonville, Ills., in
which it is asserted, and the assertion
backed up by the affidavit of one William
Wright, of Jacksonville, that William
Wilson, a patient in the insane asylum,
was drowned in the reservoir of the asy
lum Jan. -M, Itj'Ji, and not
found until Feb. i3. 1R1M; that,
the body was in a terri tile state of de
imposit ion; that the water of the reser
voir had been Used for drinking purposes
right along, and t hat it was continued iu
use without, having the reservoir emptied
aud cleaned; that the body was buried
without an. inquest and with the greatest
The l ight 1s likely to He Hor.
Mekidejc, Conn., Djc 15. The Re
publicans nominated Dr. Wilson for
mayor Saturday night aud the Democrats
at the same time nominated for the same
office Dr. Tracy. The doctors disagree
not only in politics, but in medicine and
religion as welL Dr. Wilson, the Repub
lican nominee, is a Protestant and a ho
meopath. Dr. Tracy is a Roman Catho
lic and a physician of the old school
reven Chinese Out Away.
Port Townsesd, Wash., Dec IS. Ten
Chinamen oox of a party of seventeen,
who were dumped near here Saturday
night from British Columbia, have been
arrested by customs officers. The other
of confidence in it the manu
facturers of Dr. Sage's Ca
tarrh Remedy. It's a faith
that means business, too it's
backed up by money. This
is what they offer: $500 re
ward for a case of Catarrh
which they cannot cure. They
mean it. They're willing to
take the rir.k they know their
medicine. By its mild, sooth
ing, cleansing and healing
properties, it produces per
fect and permanent cures of
the wor&t cases of chronic Ca
tarrh in the Head. It's doing
it every day, where everything
else has failed. No matter
how bad your ca?c, or of how
long standing, you can be
cured. You're sure of that
or of $500. You can't have
both, but you'll have one or
J. E- Montrose. Manager.
Friday, Dec. 18, 1891.
The MeiryJOomt dit nre
tMiprsirttU by an exceptionally clever
COMPANY OK C( MKOIANS,
In her latent comedy success.
The Circus Queen,
A brlclit, sparkllnc mnsirat comenv. permit
ting tl e 1i.lr.w1oc jon ot Mips V'ickt r'
ctmrnr er sj eciallics.
Ifew Soi p, m -iwo
Prices .V) mid TTc. Seatu on sale 1 ec. 10 at
Harper honse ihsrniary .
J. E- Montrose, Manager
Saturday Dec, 19th.
In HowarJ P. Tay'ot'a Great Play,
Staged itta a Car Load of Scenery. Including
The East River Pier Scene
The Famous Little ChurchJAround the
The Great Steam PilelDriver.
Cooper Union 8th St. and 4th Ave
The Bowery Dive
The Great Elevated Railroad Scene.
Showing two trains croseinr at full speed In
The Great Fire Scene.
showing a hnmlrg nans on. and
The Great Leap for Life.
Burtis Opera House,
CHAS. T. KINDT. Manager.
THURSDAY, DEO. 17.
Mr. Sol Smith Enssell
In hi. Greatest Success,
The Emim nt Comedian's Staslt rjdee. whlci
drew 18,100 people to ttc Grand opera
bouse In St Louis two weeks ago
Prices $1.2, fl, 7f., 50 and S.i. Sale of seats
Monday morning, Dec. 14 at i Hike's, Telephone
Burtis Opera House,
FIKMT IX ALE, Till SON!
"THE BI& CITY SHOW."
Big consolidated tbe "EIFFEL TOWER OF
M NS1KELST " See ClevelnncPs Young
Comedian nnd Imported Novelties:
John tJtrrEN. Author Riobv, Jno. H. Blackford
OUDA. Spirit of the Air."
4 Eniporers or Mns'c 4- Bunks W inter, Harry J.
Howard, Billy Lj mis, fcdgar Wilson. Ed. Francis
Geo. K. CVllins.
Uiiaid Lum and Ills Singing Donkeya.
Watch for Tn Ppupkb CiPER. Piridb.
"THE OUTING OF THE SWELLS."
PRICES-H.on, 7-.R0 and SB. beats on sale at
Fit kc" Telephone No. 20.
-Vfl ATTEK n C71TM.M by thl.Nr.
JSV!?tf IfCTMC MIT MO SBSPf NSQM
TkKH.U -- -- HOMit. Made fnr hl. seltic pu
.. Carr Cnmlln Wnlim-M. (iIS( VraT. BIM. SmIIk
S, 1mhInim timrii of Oeetrlattir ttirnuirh all WEAK
' RTS. iu..nm them lo HKU.TH mm VlHOMll RSTKIXUTM.
'-Wtric Chiwb ! ImmmiIj. mr . forfeit avno Is east.
Wl.T tm rrrj ! 4. mm Wenil aw Pm.
?!S!!l,2i"I''S"'rN' "l. ld psriphl free, ,
UD7KSI.ECTUGr0.. JUbUs u, C M.IU
This firm have the exclusive sale for thl3 county of the
WEBER, STU YVES ANT, DECKER BROS., WHEEL-OCR
ESTEY, AND CAMP & CO.'a PIANOS,
And the ESTEY, WESTERN COTTAGE and' FAR
RAND & VOTEY ORGANS.
tl? A fnll Mn also of small Musical merchandise. We hae inonr employ a ft -Otto T'r c 7 p.
THE LARGEST STOCK OF
Furniture and Carpets
IN THE THREE CITIES.
1525 and 1527
Office and Stop il9 Eiztiteenth Street. Telephone 11
CHAS. W. YERBCRT. Manacer.
Telephone 1098. 231 Twentieth street.
B. F. THOMAS & CO.,
Elm Street Meat Market-
All kinds of Freeh and Salt Meats always on hand. Game,
Fish and Oysters In the season.
Reynolds' Block, Molinb Ave., FOOT OF ELM ST.
Manufacturer of all kinds of
BOOTS AND SHOES
Gents' Fine Shoes a specialty. Repairing done neatly and promptly .
A snare of your patronage respectfully solicited. , r-
118 Second ATenue. Rck Ie.aai J.-
ANDERSON COUNTY SOURMASH
, $2.50 Per Gallon.
k:ohdst &c adlek,
Removed to 219 Seventeenth Street
AGENCY FOR THE
STEAM sr.aH0T WATE!'.
Rock Island. Ill
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