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-i-HR A KG IS, TUESDAY. FJBliKUAKf 1G, 1892.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
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MONEY OR MURDER.
The Alternative Given Million
aire Snell's Widow.
SCOUNDRELS AT LARGE IN CHICAGO
They Tlirratrn to Kill Mn, Henrietta
Snell l ulexs She Sends Them 83,000 I
Dynamite To lie Ibe Means of Slaughter '
The Conspirators Well Informed an to
Pollre Movement A Second Letter!
Keeeived When the "o" Are Called
Off-No t'lne to the Plotter.
Chicago, Feb. 16. For about four weeks
Mrs. lieu rift til Snell, widow of the mill
ionaire murdered by Taseott, lias been in
a state of uervous prostration, which it'
was for sonic days faired might lead to i
her untimely demise. The cause of this J
was the receipt by her of a threatening
letter writteu by unknown parties who!
declared that unless she forwarded to
them the sum of fci,lu she would be blown
up wuu iiynamue. i lie story ot this
affair is n stninije one and furnishes an
other act in the tragic drama that began
when Anion .1. Snell was laid low by the
bullet of a robber assassin.
A Demand for S'J.OOO.
Every effort has been made by the police
department to keep the matter a secret,
and it was only yesterday that the affair
became publfc. It was about four weeks
ago yesterday that Mrs. Snell received a
letter that threw her into an agouy of ter
ror. It was written on plain white note
paper in an uncouth handwriting, and ran
about ns follows:
Madam: Unless you send us the sum of
$2,WX we shall take step-i to murder you. We
will blow you up with dynamite some day
when you are stepping into your earriairo to
take your morning ride. Now treat us fairly
and we will treat you the same. If you accept
this offer insert a personal in the nam
ing a daily paperl saying: "Siend for your hnt.
O. I." We will take this as an evidence tliat
you intend to deal with us in KOod faith,
I'ut the 1'olice on the Caw.
The letter was not signed and there whs
not the slightest clew to indicate the iden
tity of the men who sent the missive.
Neither was there nuything to indicate
whether or not it was the communication
of a foolish crank or of some desperate
scoundrel who was prepared to carry out
the threat he made. Hut it was enough
to throw the aged widow, already greatly
enfeebled by s serious winter illness, into
a spasm of fright. She at once placed the
letter in the hands of A. J. Stone, her sou-In-Iaw,
who in turn promptly communi
cated with Inspector Marsh, and told him
to run the writer or writers down regard
less of expense.
Waited Till the "Fly fopa" Were ione
Two of Captain Jack Shea's oldest and
shrewdest men were called in and shown
the letter. They were then sent to the
house and remained quartered there for a
week, diirim? which time nothing oc
curred that would throw any light on the
matter, h inally the "lly cops'' were called
off. On the evening of the day the detect
ives left a messenger came to the house
with a missive in the same handwriting
as the previous one, containing the sug
gestion that the widow had lietter send
"the hat" i. e., the 2,000 by the bearer.
The messenger was a boy. This created a
commotion and the police were notified.
The boy was thoroughly pumped, but
could only say that the man who engaged
him was a shabbily dressed young man.
There is no clue.
No Crank in Thli Case.
A. J. Stone said last night that he was
greatly annoyed and surprised that the
tory had gotten out. He thought it did
away with whatever chance there had
been of catching the writer of the letter.
At first he had been disposed to think it
was a crank, but when the second letter
came he had become satisfied it was not
the work of a crank. The fact of the
house being so closely watched and that
the second attempt was made the day after
the officers had !een withdrawn proved to
his mind tliut it was more than the work
of a crank.
Cannot Hulldoze Mrs. Snell.
If, however, it was any one who had an
Idea that he could terrorize Mrs. Snell into
giving him a largesuin of money, he could
tell him he had approached the wrong
Individual, for Mrs. Snell was not to be
frightened in that way. He regretted that
the young man who was in the house the
night the lny came with the
message had not acted differently.
If the laiy had lieeu followed
the man would have been caught, for he
felt sure that after leaving the note at the
messenger office the man had come directly
over to Mrs. Shell's house in order to cap
ture the boy on his way back. No one hud
seen the man so as to be able in any man
ner to identify him and he supposed the
whole matter would have to drop.
Teller Follow Wolcott's fcxample.
DENVER, Feb. .6. Senator Teller says:
"I see no reason why the Republicans of
Colorado should favor Mr. Harrison's re
nomination, and I do not think he is
stronger elsewhere than various other
candidates who will be presented to the
Minneapolis convention. I have no per
sonal controversy with President Harri
son, but he has been the persistent oppon
ent of free coinage and of every step look
ing to the rehabilitation of silver as legal
Portugal Too Four to Come.
Lisbon, Feb. 16. The government has
decided that the financial condition of the
country renders It impolitic for Portugal
to make an exhibit at the World's fair to
be held in Chieag-o uud will, therefore,
take no official cognizance of any exposi
tion of Portuguese products. This action
will doubtless have the effect to' reduce
the Portuguese exhibit to very small
proportions, if it does not, as is quite
likely, exclude it altogetlier.
Home Ituler Preparing for the Fray.
Dublin, Feb. 10. At an anti-Pamellite
convention held at Enniscarthy. near
Wedford, yesterday, t he delegates present
selected Tiiotmis llealy, a brother of
Timothy Ileal) , to contest John K Red
mona's stsit 'nterford at the coming
general election. Michael Davitt, who had
been asked to again head the nnti-Paruell-ites
in contesting that seat, wrote a letter
declining l lie a candidate.
Cut Foui' Inches of II is Face Open.
Atlantic Hit.ni.ANu?, X. J., Feb. lti.
William CVe, an engineer on one of the
team dredtes here had a dispute Satur
day eveniug with a man named Peterson,
resulting in the latter drawing a knife and
cutting One"-, face open from the temple
down about four i.iclies. Although weak
from the los-vf blood, t'oe knocked I'eter
soii down uui gave him a terrible thrash
ing SHE WANTS TO SAVE HARRIS.
And Says Th tt the Lord Has ;ivcn Her
Xkw York, Feb. Hi. Carlyle W. Harris,
the convicted wife poisoner, had a crank
caller yesterd ly it. t lie shape of a young
and beautiful woman. She was about 21
years of age and elegantly dressed. She
refused to tell who she was, saying that
she occupied high social position in this
city, which fact prevented her from
divulging her identity. Calling on the
warden of the Tombs she astonished him
by saying that the Lord had sent her to
help Harris out of his trouble Her story
was long and xcitedly told, but notwith
standing that Iter talk was at times wild,
a certain earnestness in her manner
caused the w mien to decide to allow
her to see Han is.
Known tl e Prisoner Is Guilty.
Tothe latter she said that she was a
messenger for t lie Lord nnd had come in
behalf of the lit man race to save mankind
front doing a great wrong, although she
knew he was gi ilty. She also said that
she had gone to school with Helen Potts,
and that if he wanted her to save him
it would lie necessary for him to write
a full and detail nl story of his life. After
five minutes conversation she left him
and the prison, promising to return a. fain
on Friday. Tin warden is mystified at
the strange visit r, while Harris says she
is "only another crank.''
TRYING TO POOL THEIR ISSUES.
The Louikhtua MeKnery Men Willing to
Iturj the Hatchet.
Nkw Oui.f.ans, Feb. Hi. The MeKnery
state central committee met yesterday and
spent nearly threo hours in executive ses
sion. When the loors were opened a reso
lution was atUipt ! ratifying what the ex
ecutive committee had done in reference to
the lottery questi in. A motion was offered
and prevuiled directing the chairman
of the conn littee to communi
cate to the Foster committee the
same proposition-! as wire contained in
the letter addressed by the MeKnery men
several days ago :o their opponents, and
which in brief pro .id. for the withdrawal
of both MeKnery i ml Foster ami the hold
ing of new primal ies and anew conven
tion to nominate u new ticket. The Fos
ter committee meets this evening.
In Senate and House.
Washington, Feb. HI. A deficiency bill
amounting to alio it fU'i.tru) was referred
yesterday in the senate to the appropria
tions committee. A bill was passed appro
priating JSTiO.ikio fo r a dry dock at Algiers,
La. A bill was reported appropriating
$10,000,0110 for Mis.-issippi river improve
ment, fcJ.OOO.OOil to Ik- expended above
Cairo, Ills. The Mnndfrson printing bill
was then taken up and passed ayes, 41:
nays, tt Bate, Kerry Chilton,' Coke,
(ieorge and Vance. It is claimed that .t
will save $4.Vi,t mo. paddock's pure fond
bill was taken up and read, and the senate
Speaker Crisp was ill and a note from
him appointed Mc.Yilliu speaker pro t cm.
of the house. A resolution was adopted
for an investigation of the effect of the
McKinley bill on igricnlture. deary's
bill absolutely prohibiting Chinese immi
gration was favorably reported. The bill
to regulate lineal promotions in the army
(ov. lloyd (riven An Ovation.
Lincoln, Neb.. Feb. Hi. The Democ
racy turned out in force here yesterday
and the town was ft 11 of them. The oc
casion was a reception and banquet to
Coveruor Hoyd to elebrates his taking
of his sent as governor. There were dele
gations from Omaha and many other
places, and a procession paraded which
was one of the largest ever given in this
city. The reception took place at the cap
itol, and there the governor delivered an
address. In the evening a full dress re
ception was held at the Lincoln hotel,
where music, dancing and refreshments
were provided for all.
Kiigland Iln Top at Constantinople.
Pauls, Feb. Hi. The secretary of the
British embassy in Constantinople had an
audience with the sultan and it is semi
officially announced tin t the firman of in
vestiture of the present khedive of Egypt
has been prepared, and that it is worded
in the exact terms of the firman investing
the late khedive, Tewfik Pasha. This is
regarded as a signal success of English
diplomacy, as it defeats the attempt to in
duce the sultan to insert in the firman in
structions to the khedive reflecting upon
the English supremacy in Egypt.
Cheaper Money Orders Proposed. -
Washington, Feb. 16 Senator Casey
has introduced a bill to reduce the fees on
domestic money orders as follows: Not
exceeding to, 3 ceats; from $5 to $10, 8
cents; from $10 to f25, 10 cents; from 25 to
$10, 15 cents; from $40 to toO, 20 cents;
from 00 to $75, 25 cents; from $75 to $100,
Wants a "lry" and Six lay Fair.
WasI!IN;tont, Feb. 10. Otis of Kausiis
has introduced a resolution in the house
prohibiting the sale of intoxicating
liquors upon the grounds of the Colum
bian exposition, and providing that the
exoosilion shall be closed one dav in seven.
The Missing Illinois Farmer
Shows Up Again.
BEACHES CHIGAGO WIT3 COMPANY.
Having Found a Charmer at Boston Whc
Makes Him Forget Wife and Home
Arrested at His Wife's Iustauce He
Gets Free Through the F.ffort of
Young Woman Who Calls Him "Pop"
Sad and Sinful Sequel to a Disappear
ance. CHICAGO, Feb. 16. Farmer William J.
ITarsh, of Tiskilwa, Bureau county, Ills.,
whose mysterious disappearance in this
city Feb. 14, lS'Jl.was the talk of the whole
western country, occupied a cell at the
Harrison Street police station fur a few
hours yesterday. He had been arrested
upon his arrival here from Boston on a
warrant sworn out by his wife. Harsh
was found at the Grace hotel by Detec
tives Bishop and Woodruff, where he had
registered: "William Harsh and wife. Bos
ton." The "wife" turns out to be Mrs.
Anna J. Harrington, of 13 Decatur street,
Boston, and it is said she presides over a
furnished room house She met Harsh at
Boston a few mouths after his disappear
Mi Knbcrts to the liesctie.
Miss Mauie Rolierts, who accompanied
the pair from Boston, wts also comfort
ably situated at the (irace hotel when the
oflicers surprised Harsh ami Mrs. Har
rington, but she was not arrested. She ac
companied Mrs. Harrington to the police
station, however, and remained with hi-t
until bail was furnished at 8 o'clock last
night. Not only did Miss Roberts induce
J. W. K. Thomas, the colored attorney, to
goon Mrs. Harrington's ltond for S.0, but
also secured Ihe release of Farmer Harsh,
the same bondsman becoming surety,
t ails Ihe Farmer "Fop."
In referring to Farmer Harsh Mi-.s liulv
erts invariably calls him ' l'op." And if
appearances an? any criterion Faitnei
Harsh rather likes this endearing term.
Harsh and the two women went back tc
the I trace hotel. The disappearance J
Harsh was a deep inv.stery for several
weeks, and the Chicago police department
hunted high and low for him. The present
lusnector, Mr. Marsh, who was chief ol
police at the time, personally conduct nl
the search for Harsh, and he even went so
far as to have the river dragged. Harsh,
who is nearly 6ti years old. was ut the time
of his disappearance one of the best knov. n
fanners in Bureau county. He was r
pitted to be worth upward of 100,000 and
was known all over the state as a dealet
in blooded horses.
WHEN HE DROPPED OUT OF SIGHT.
A Long carch Without Success for a
Harsh arrived in Chicago Feb. HI, Ivl.
from Boston, where he had gone on business.
The following day he closed a deal with
Berry v Co., of t he I nion Stock Yards,
receiving $l.:)oii in currency. His son. J.
S. Harsh, came to Chicago to meet the
father, and they were to have returned
home at 10 o'clock on the night of Feb. 11.
At i o'clock that evening liar -hand his
Eon parted at the corner of Clark and Ran
dolph streets, the father saying be was p
ing to visit his brother-in-law, S. A.
Bacon, of W'ti West Jackson street. From
that night until yesterday, when fatki-i
and sou met at the Central police station
they had not seen each other.
Thought He Had Been Murdered.
Harsh's disappearance was not reported
to the police until Feb. Is, when Mrs.
H.ir-hcatue to Chicago with her son and
placed the case in Chief Marsh's hands.
Toe wife was certain that he hod la-en
roblie'd and murdered. They had been
married for over a quarter of a century,
and there was nut a more affectionate hus
band, she said, in all Bureau county.
Kvery resource of the police was exhaust
ed in the search for the missing man, and
all sorts of clues were run clown only to
nnd them false. The river was dragged
without finding anything.
as Almost Omnipresent.
Reports that, he had been seen came
from all parts of the country. There were
scores of dispatches received of this imjxirt.
According to them Harsh was seen at not
less than twelve different places at ;lt
same hour. Several arrests were made ot
well-known ''crooked" people and tl ey
Were made to give an account of them
selves on the night of Harsh's disappear
ance. Heard from at lloston.
Several months after he had so mysteri
ously disappeared Harsh wrote to Chief
Marsh from Boston. That was the first
authentic information received of him. He
said that he had enjoyed reading the news
papers which contained accounts of his ah
seiice and wanderings. In closing his let
ter. Harsh said that he was of age and
well able to take care of himself.
Wouldn't Leave His Paramour.
After the bail bonds releasing Harsh
had been signed he was called aside by his
son, who pleaded with him tt go tothe
Jefferson hotel, where the heartbroken
wife and mother was stopping. Harsh re
fused to go near his wife, and, taking Mrs.
Harrington by the arm, he left the station.
Miss Roberts leading the way. The trio
was followed by Harsh's son and tears
were trickling down the big fellow's
Freda Ward'o Murderess.
Mkmi-iiis, Feb. Hi. Alice Mitchell was
brought into court yesterday morning
while her lawyers arjued to lie allowed to
inspect the letters written by her to Freda
Ward, and others letters which the attor
ney general refuses to show. They assert
that these letters are material toward
showing Miss- Mitchell's state of mind
before she murdered Miss Ward. The
judge wjll pass on the question.
The Iowa Legislature.
Dks Moines, Feb. 16. The debate on
the license bill was postponed yesterday in
the senate and a bill increasing the levy
for soldiers' relief to half a mill was
passed, as was a bill to allow incorporated
towns to refund their bonds. Many peti
tions were presented in both houses, one
being for the taxation of loans, another
for the Hutch uuti-optiou law, and a num
ber for prohibition
Killed by Coal 4an.
A niLKNE, Kan., Feb. 16. Saturuaj
little girl going to the cabin of Henry
Duller, a German, found the man's wife
and mother dead mid Duller insensible.
They had not been out for several days and
the man died a minute after discovery.
Asphyxiation by coal gas is suposed to
have been the cause of the tragedy.
De lessens, the celebrated French civi'
engineer, is seriously ill at Faris.
Fredeiick Alers Hankey, a Conservative
member of the English house of commons,
Winter wheat is said to have been con
siderably injured by the late freeze in Ten
nessee. A gold mine that assays 11.05 to the ton
has been discovered five miles from La
A congressional committee is to investi
gate the effect of the McKinley law on ag
Baron Albert Rothschild has donated
$50,000 toward building a consumption
hospital at Vicuna.
There are seven cases of typhus fever at
Chicago the family of an Kalian recently
arrived in this country.
Michael Davitt says that Irish proper
ties are mortgaged to English bankers to
the exteut of ltW,000,Ol.O.
M.icauley, . a prominent member of the
Irish land league, sentenced to imprison
ment till l'M. has been released.
Miss Flora Springer, of Cape May Court
House, X. J.s has been hiccoughing for
three weeks. Her recovery is nut ex-p:-cted
It is reported that Morris Orton and n
party of ten gold miners in Alaska have
either been lost at sea or murdered by the
The Mississippi legislature has passed a
law prohibiting the sale or gift to any
minor under IS of cigarettes, smoking or
chewing tobacco or snuff.
Kill luiaii, the fanatical coope who, on
July Hi, 1ST4, attempted to kill, nnd did
wound Prince Bismarck, near Kissingen,
is dead in Amberg prison.
Twenty-two claims, aggregat ing $1,135,
0H, have lieen sworn out by sailors of the
Baltimore for injuries suffered at the
hands of the Valparaiso mob.
Professor Hoist, of Frieburg, Germany,
who is chiefly known for his works on the
American constitution, has accepted the
offer of a chair in the Chicago university.
General Warner, of Missouri, past commander-in-chief
of the G. A. R., says that
in his state Republicans are for Harrison
and he thinks there is no doubt of his re
nomination. The Chinese charge d'affaires at Wash
ington has complained to Secretary Blaine
of the persecution of Chinese at Butte,
Mont . He says the whites have boycotted
the Chinese and even assaulted American
citizens when the boycott was ignored.
Was a Classmate of Karts.
t Yolk, Feb. 10. Henry Tenbroeck
Gamage, ST years old, a recluse, was found
dead Sunday in his room in the building
of the University of New York, where he
had lived a lonely life for forty years, his
only Companions being a collection of
paintings and other works of art. Death
was probably from natural causes.
Gamage was a classmate of ex-Senator
Kvarts, but beyond this fact very little i
known of the man. His barn-like apart
ment, which was illuminated only by a
skylight, w as filled from floor to ceiling
with paintings and portraits.
I'ire in a Furniture Factory.
Nkw Yol.K, Feb. 16. Fire Sunday
morning partially destroyed the five-story
furniture factory of Charles Lcnch, 516 to
520 Kast Seventeenth street. Three alarms
were sent, and the firemen worked hero
ically for two hours before the flames were
controlled. Charles Lench's damage is
about 100,000, fully insured. The damage
tothe building is $30,U0O, also insured.
Koi-Ii'h Lmph Va a Failure.
Xkwakk, X. J., Feb. 10. John P. Mas
terson, a printer who has been suffering
from consumption for several years, has
been sent to St. Marks' hospital, New
Y'ork, where the doctors will experiment
on him with a new lymph. Masterson
tried Dr. Koch's lymph several months
ago, but it was a failure.
Will go to Wisconsin Vuiverwity.
Baltimore, Md., Feb. Hi. Dr. Richard
T. lClv, associate professor of political
economy at the Johns Hopkins university,
has resigned and will, on Jnne 1, accept a
call from the University of Wisconsin, at
Madison. Wis. The summons is a most
flattering one, it lieing understood that
the eminent. Hopkiusian is to hold the
whole professorship in history and eco
nomic science and to be the head of the
Sa:- A' ,- Tem 1 oratea.
San Fkam ist o. Feb. 10. Sara Aitnea
Terry was located last night at the lrtime
of an old colored woman known as
Mammy Pleasance. Mrs. Terry claims
that Mrs. Culberth attempted to put her in
a trance, as she is a spiritualist, and gives
that as the reason for her secret flight.
There are some patent med
icines that are more marvel
lous than a dozen doctors'
prescriptions, but they're not
those that profess to cure
Everybody, now and then,
feels 41 run down," " played
out." They've the will, but
no power to generate vitality.
They're not sick enough to
call a doctor, but just too
sick to be well. That's
where the right kind of a
patent medicine comes in,
and does for a dollar what
the doctor wouldn't do for
less than five or ten.
We put in our claim for
Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical
We claim it to be an un
equaled remedy to purify
the blood and invigorate the
liver. We claim it to be
lasting in its effects, creating
an appetite, purifying the
blood, and preventing Bilious,
Typhoid and Malarial fevers
if taken in time. The time
to take it is when you first
feel the signs of wcarintss and
weakness. The time to take
.it, on general principles, is
This firm have the exclusive sale for thls county of the
Pietrjos eird Onrgtrjs,
WEBER, 8TU YVES ANT, DECKED BROS., WHEEL0CX
ESTEY, AND CAMP & CO.'S PIANOS,
And the ESTEY, WESTERN COTTAGE and FAR
RAND & VOTEY ORGANS.
fc A fall line aleo of small Mnsir&l merchandise. We have in onr employ it c!a? P iH Tsie-
Is reserved for
CARSE & CO.,
OfSce and Shop Corner Seventeenth 8U
and Seventh Avenue,
VAll kindi of carpenter work a specialty.
CLOAKS AND MILLINERY.
At once for extensive alterations in our store. To
gain it have decided to offer our ENTIRE
STOCK of Cloaks and Millinery at
All goods marked in plain figures at prices tint will
make a great saving to purchasers who buy now.
1 14 .West Second Street, Davenport.
Second Avenue. V
Watch it !
Flans and estimate for all kinds of tisUdixP
Sale . .