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HIE AliGUS WEDNESDAY, APlUL, r,
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Highest of all in Leavening Tower. Latest U. S. Gov't Report
ABSOLUTE Ur' PURE
HE WOOED TO WIS.
An Airy Fairy Stage Romance
That Begins Well.
LOVE GOES FOETH WITH FLO WEES,
Reinforced with a Big Bank Account,
and Bind Captive a Beaateoas Opera
Singer A Comedy in Which Histrionic
Jealousy and Lillian Russell Hare
Parts to riay The Way Alfred Kayne
Laid Siege to the Heart of Attalie
Claire and Won His Soil.
Xtw York. April 27. Mis Lillian Rus
sell will be fdified to learn that Mr. Alfred
Kayne proposed to Mis. Attalie Claire on
EaMer Suniay and was accfpteiL TLe
wedding will take place in the a;uun.n.
It is learned that Hi. Kayne called at the
Bartholdi hotel on Eater Sunday and in
vited Miss Claire to drive in Central pa k.
Jost what was said, while interesting,
cannot tie divulged, but when Miss Claire
and Mr. Kayce returned to dinner a
aolitaire eni-igenjent ring sparkled upon
the appropriate finsrer of the prima do:na,
and Mr. Kayne's miles were reflected in
Mifcs CLiire's blushes. Since then Mr.
Kayne has been literally burying his
fiance in flowers, diamonds and other ap
propriate gifts which an income of tA,0u0
a year suggests.
Beginning or the Romance.
The romance began way back last win
ter when Miss Claire was ninging opposite
parts to Miss Russell in ""La Cigale" in the
Garden theatre. Kayne was at that time
a student in the medical c'.vs of Columbia
college. With a party of friends he occu
pied a box one night. He had armed him
elfVith a huge bouquet which he had in
tended to cast at Miss Lillian Kui-seU's
feet, although merely an admirer at a dis
tance he has never met Miss Russell at
alL But when Miss Ciaire made her ap
pearance the stately Lllii.ic was cast in
the shade. The bouquet was thrown to
Miss Claire and as she picked it up her
big blue eyes naturally sought the box
and met Mr. Kavne's eaer brown crt-
Miss Claire blushed and tripped behind
the scenes, and Mr. Kayne weuttothe
box office and engaged the box by tbe
Makes His Charmer Acquaintance.
Then Mr. Kayne becan a regular bom
bardment with flower, as h: weapons.
Night after t.ight the young man step;tl
to the front of the bcx and threw exquisite
bouquets at his inaruorata. Then Xr.
Kayne met some friends of Miss Claire who
live in Brooklyn. Would rhey introduce
him?" '1 hey would and did. Mr. Kayne
immediately laid siege to Miss Claire's
heart, and the first event that enabled him
to do the hftiid-ome thing in the flower
line was at the lth perform runt? of ' L-i
Cigale, when the crowds in the lobby saw
Luge set pitces to be washed over the foot
lights. The Theatrical f.rren-fcjed Monster.
Miss Russe.l leaniid ' that Miss Claire
had fabout tO north of gifts, while only
two bouquets were to be given to airy
fairy Lillian. So she s. nt for Mr. French
and imperiously commanded that no flow
ers be sent in. Mr. Kayne was angry and
Miss Claire plainly showed htr vexation.
Then Miss Russell had a diamond star
given her; Mr. Kayne went to Tiffany and
ordered a KM set of torquoises and dia
monds, which were given Miss Claire on
her 20th birthday. She wore them on the
stage in the first act of the opera, and
the trembling stage man ger came and
told her the jewels must come oJl by Miss
Russell's orders. War was declared on
THE PURSUIT OF A "STAR."
A LoTer That was Nothing if not Persia,
tent and Resourceful.
Then the scene of war shifted to Boston.
Mr. Kayne arrived there on time with
two floral set pieces made by Klunder, of
Xew York, one of which cost f 1.000 and
the other f?900. lie arrived at the Globe
theatre with two loaded trucks followed by
half of Boston. The set pieces were taken
into the lobby. Then Miss Russell said
she would not sing if the flowers were not
taken away. So Mr. Kayne had to move
them out of the Globe theatre. The
street was blocked and Mr. Kayne was
mad. Being a yonng gentleman of fertile
expedients he espied a big double window
in a clothing store across the street. He
offered $100 for the use of the window, but
got it for nothing, amid hearty cheers of
the excited populace.
Airy, Fairy Lillian Pat Her Foot Down.
Then Miss Russell cabled to Mr. French
that the season would close, so far as she
was concerned, if Miss Claire was not sum
marily dismissed. Mr. French answered back
to lay Miss Claire off with full salary, and
fill her place. Louise Golden was engaged
and Miss Claire came to Xew York. Mr.
Kayne has been unremitting in his atten
tions and intentions ever since and has
courted Miss Claire with a perseverance
the more remarkable in that she held out
no hopes to him. But finally, his ardent
protestations of love and his statement
that she need not leave the stage carried
the day. i
Lavish In Bis Gifts to Claire,
Mr. Kayne has been most generous in
his gifts to his prospective bridge. He has
given her a house in Fifth avenue, and has
eetUed absolutely $7,000 a year upon her.
His gifts in jewelry alone are said to have
amounted to over (40,000. A smart
brougham and a pair of perfectly matched
steppers were his last present, and Miss
Claire drove in Central park on Sunday j
witn as swell appointed an equipage as
New York can boast. Miss Claire and her
mother went to Toronto, Canada, Monday
afternoon, of which place she is a native.
To Be Married In Paris.
On May 11 Miss Claire and her parents
will sail for Paris on the Teutonic. She
will study under Marches! for two years
and make her debnt in grand opera . in
Paris. The marriage, will take clace in
I'urishs eu.u us Worth can manufac
ture a trousseau, i-r. Kayne desires to be
we ided before sailing for Europe, and may
gai i his point.
Adopted a 1 rce Silver Platform.
I lnvek, Airil 27. The convention of
the Firt congressional district met in
Pet ver yesterday with nearly $0 dele-gat'-
A free silver platform was adopted
and Senators Woleost and Teller were in
dorsed, as also was Blaine. Harrison re
cti ed a complimentary notice in the reso
luti mis for his official acts, leaving out
tevea Dronned Out of Three Boats.
B -:rlis. April ST. Daring a squall on
the Havel lakes three boats were capsized,
ud seven of their Otcu;unt wre
A LIE PURE AND SIMPLE."
The Way T. K. Johnson Characterises
That tirrsliani Report.
CVucago, April 2T. Friends of Judge
Wa ter Q. Gresham were greatly exercised
yesterday over the dispatches sent out
front ndianap-. in which the jurist's
narrt was u-sl in connection with the
Thiid or P.ple"s party's choice for the
presidency. That the dispatch sent out
from the Ibxisier capital Monday night
had no.fuucdation ia fact was proved yes
terd ty upon the arrival in Chicago of Law
yer T. E. Juhnscn, of Indianapolis. "The
story is a lie. pure and simple, said Mr.
J ohi.se. n. '-Outide of Indianapolis and
amoig the friends of Judge Gre.ba:n
throighont the country, this yarn might
carry some weight.
Johnson a Rock-Rihhed Democrat.
"I o any one who knows me. however.
I the ftory could at once be recognized as a
silly fa!seho.i. In the first place I am a
, rock-ribbed orthodox Democrat of the
( Hoo-der stamp, I am not a memlier of the
j Pe.r le"s party and never was. I am not in
' its fc.ret and know nothing of its plans.
It was kijcwn in Indianapolis yesterday
that I was coming to Chicago, and it is
also well known that I am an old neigh
bor f Jad;.-: Gresbi m. What would be
tnor natural than that I should pay him
' a social call. I am in Ciiica-.- on leal
business in no way connected with the
Peoj le's jmrty."
TH; LYNCHERS PULLED HIS FOOT.
j An Incident of a Little "Best Citizen"
Diversion in Louisiana.
Vi kfct i;.: Miss., April 27. A murder
and lyrxhii.g recently occurred in Pohite
Cjujc parish. La. A wealthy planter by
the l ame of Cotton was alone ia his store
whe;: a tramp entered and asked for a
piste 1 and cartridges. Being told there
was note in st.k he said he would buy
the cartridges ;n Mr. Cotton's pistol, to
which the planter replied that he never
carried a pistol. When he had ascertained
this fact, the tramp drew out a pistol and
ordered Cotton to give him fl u Several
negr ies came into the store at this junct
ure. nt as none of them had a pistol they
were intimidated by the tramp and fl. d.
Retribution hollowed Quickly.
Mr. Cotton turned to flee, when the
tramp fired at him, inflicting a mortal
wotu d. The tramp then robbed the store
cash box of and was aliout to depart
whec a party of whites and blacks came
upon the scene and overpowered the mur
derer after a short struggle. Swift veu-geaii-e
was meted out to the murderer.
The infuriated crowd dracged him to a
tree tnd strung him up. He died with
curses on his lips, declaring that his broth
ers li ring in Franklin, would avenge his
death. Some of the lynchers pulled his
foot i.nd cut short his maledictions by
break ing his neck.
THE REPUBLICANS CF OHIO.
Harrison Men Claim and Seem to Have
Cixvelaxd, O., April 27. The Repub
lican state convention was called to order
this t fternoon with Charles P. Griffin, of
Toleco, as temporary chairman. It is
probf ble that Governor McKinley will lie
the rmanent presiding officer. Griffin
delivered a rousing address. As soon as
the isual preliminary business is trans
acted it is probable that an adjournment,
wi.'l I e had until tomorrow morning.
Probahilities of the Gathering.
Act ording to present indications the ad
herents of Senator Sherman Harrison
men will lie in control of the convention.
Some of them, who are usually conserva
tive 8S well as well informed, go so far as
to cla m that he will have 500 out of the
773 delegates entitled to seats. The friends
of the ex -governor themselves are not say
ing 'xery much. Foraker arrived this
morn ng at 1 o'clock and was enthusias
tically received by his friends. He will
be one of the delegates-at-large, probably.
The probable state nominations are: S.
M. Ttylor for secretary of state; Captain
G. L. Lybarger, of Coshocton, memlter
board of public works; X. H. Hester.clerk
supre:ne court. Judge Spear, of Warren,
lor one justice supreme court. For the
other justice predictions are not safe.
SUICIDE OF DIPSOMANIACS.
A Mir neapolis Drink Cure Concern Sup
plies Two Cases.
MISSEAPOLI8, April 27. Monday J. R,
Van Pelt, a patient in the Hughes Insti
tute, b local concern for. the cure of drunk
ennest, committed suicide by cutting his
throat. Yesterday William W. Garrison,
travel ng salesman for Louis Snyder's
Sons Co., a Cincinnati paper firm, also
a patit nt, put an end to his lile by taking
a done of morphine. Coroner Byrnes made
a searching investigation into the cause
of Va i Pelt's death, and an autopsy re
vealed the fact that it was caused by con
gestion of the brain by alcohol. This is
the th rd death in the institution.
Two Cattle Thieve Killed.
BLA':K.FOOT, Idaho, April 27 Two cat
tle thi ives named Burnett and Spencer
were killed Monday by a party of cattle
men from Wyoming. In their efforts to
resist itrrest they were shot. It was found
that tl ey were in possession of more than
fifty stolen horse . .
FLED FROM FLAMES.
Chicago's Athenaaum Totally
Destroyed by Fire.
WILD PANIC AMONG THE PUPILS.
Also in the Neighboring Hotels The
Street Full of Terror-stricken People
la Wrecked Costumes Half a Hundred
Valuable Paintings Lost and the Ca
reer of a Notable Educational Institu
tion t becked Cause of the Disaster an
Explosion of Gas.
Chicago, April 27. The Chicago Ath
ena?um building, a seven story structure
adjoining the Art institute on Van
Buren street, was destroyed by fire last
evening. The loss cannot be definitely
stated, but is estimated at $150,01)0. There
were 400 persons in the building attending
the law school and other classes when a
terrific explosion, followed by the sound of
crashing glass and timbers, was heard ou
the seventh floor.
An Adjoining Hotel In Dancer.
The building was shaken to its founda
tions, and fire at ence broke out. A terri
ble panic ensued, but it is believed that
ail the occupants made their escape. The
flames spread rapidly and soon were blaz
ing fiercely in every story. Wood's hotel
which adjoined 'the Athenwum on the
wtst cauyht fire at one lin-.e, but the blaze
was extinguished with slight loss, though
the guests were badly frightened, and
rushed ptll-meil into the street.
The Art Institute in Dancer.
Fifty-se ven valuable painting belonging
to the Chicago Sx iety of Artists u ere di
strojedia the Athenenum building. At
oi.e time the fire communicated to the
Art institute but was quickly extinguish
ed. The cauye of the explosion is a mys
tery, but it is believed to have been due' to
The flush for the Street.
Scarcely a minute had passed after the
explosion when a half-dozen blanched
faces appeared behind the glass street
doors of the building. Fortunately both
doors swung open and out poured the hat
less, shouting crowd. A few women
were borne along half fainting, while
others were screaming. Hoarse shouts
and curses came from the frightened men.
When the street was reeched a mad rush
was made and many were the heavy falls
on the stone pavement. It was at once
ludrictious and frightful. Men with tern
coats and women wearing drvsses rent to
shreds stampeded madly through the
streets. To stop the panic stricken people
two big policemen jumped into the middle
of the street, but they were tumbled into
the gutter and the crowd swept on.
The Building I nil of People.
The building wjis Cile.l with people. Ia
the law school on the fifth floor 17- stud
ents were listen'ng to a lecture ly
J.K'.je liailey. Oa the fourth flotr
Ju g- Mcr.iu was conducting a put
g-aduate class of forty law students.
In the various studios and offices many
were at work. In the rooms of the Chi
cago Society of Artists on the seventh
floor Professor Soper was making an ad
dress to seventy-five students. 1 hese la-t-nan.ol
per.-ons were first to discover the
fire and were all on their way oat when
the explosion came.
History of the Institution. .
The Atheiia-um building in its remod
eled form had len in use but little mora
than a j ear. It was first occupied by the
Athena-urn in March, l'I. The Chi
Chicago Athenamm was organized in 1-7.1,
and Las long Ucn honored with the title
of the "People's college." At the opening
of the twentieth yearthe board of directors,
with Ferd W. Peck as pn-sidei.t. secured
the property, which was in by !i feet, at IS
and 30 Van Buren street, and fitted up a
seven-story building with all modem con
veniences. Tw o hundred thousand dollars
was the price paid for the pro;nrty, added
to which over &0,000 had leen spent in in
Features of the Structure.
There was an open reading-room con
taining all the standard periodicals, a
library of current literature and many
books of reference in art and science. An
assembly hall w ith ample accommodations
was another feature, and ot her rooms had
been fit ted up for the illustration of lec
tures on chemistry and kindred subjects.
In mentioning the good work of tbe guild
it might be added that its doors have al
ways l-een open to rich snd poor alike.
The npper story was devoted to art, end
it was here that the Chicago Society
of Artists had its home, together with
many private studios of local artists. The
fifth and sixth floors were used as class
rooms, an assembly hall, reading-room
and library. On tbe second floor was
Athena-um hall, with a seating capacity
of 4X, and the other rooms in tbe building
were occupied by literary and other educa
tional associations. The entire first story
and basement was devoted to one of the
best appointed gymnasiums in the city.
The President at New York.
New Your. April 27. The presidential
party arrived from Washington at Jersey
City at :51 p. m. yesterday. Accompany
ing President Harrison were Post
master General Wanamaker Secretaries
Noble and Rusk, Assistant Secretary of
the Interior Bussey, Major General Scho
field and wife, and Lieutenants Parker and
Anderson. The rarty was met at the
Pennsylvania railway station in Jersey
City by Generals Porter and Dodge, and
was driven to the Fifth Avenue hotel.
Chairman Clarkson Severely III.
Washington, April 27. A telegram has
been received here which states that
Chairman Clarkson, of the Republican na
tional comniiftee, is suffering severely
from rheumatism at Hot Springs, Ark.,
and it is quite probable he will be unable
to take part in the proceedings of the
Minneapolis convention. So great is his
disability at this time that be is unable to
write even to members of his family.
Bavachol Saves His Neck.
Paris, April 27. Ravacbol and Simon
were sentenced yesterday to penal servi
tude for life. The others were acquitted
During the examination Ravacbol was de
fiant and insolent, and explained the pos
session of large quantities of strychnine
by saying that if dynamite had failed be
Intended to use poison. M. Very, who was
wounded in Mooday night's explosion, is
sot dead, and may recover.
Grasping Omaha Hash Foundries. '
Omaha, April -7. There is a possibility
that the national convention of tbe Peo
ples' party may not be held in this city as
expected. Local hotelkeepers promised to
give rates of t3 to $5 per day, but they
have raised them to t5 and fi. Letters
from the leaders of the party say that if
this is not remedied they will transfer the,
convention to another city. -
Colby academy at Xew London, X. H.,
was destroyed by fire.
Confederate memorial day was observed
generally in the south.
William Astor, uncle of William Wal
dorf Astor, died at Paris of heart failure.
All the bakers in Detroit are out on a
strike because one firm refused to dis
charge a non-union foreman.
Republican state conventions are in ses
sion today at Jefferson City, Mo.; Denver,
Colo.; Clevelaud, O., and Kearney, Xeb.
The bodies of all of toe Idpii irhn n-ura
drowned at the Lytle Coal company's
works, near Pottsville, Pa, have been re
covered. In his free silver speech in the senate
Coke of Texas said that doctrine was the
proper and legitimate platform of the
Odd Fellows all over the United States
celebrated the seventy-third anniversary
of the birth of the order. There were
An electric trust to control the general
electric business of the count.-y, has been
formed. Its capital is 100,000,030; head
quarters, Xew York.
John Gcxxle, the millionaire cordage
manufacturer of Xew York, has broken
with the trust, because becan make a profit
at prices much lower than the trust can
The sealers who are shut out of Behring
sea by the modus Vivendi now propose to
sell their ship to Germans or other for
eigners whose uovernruents have no modus
Vivendi with Uncle Stm.
At the thirty-third annual convention of
the Cook county. Ills., Sunday School as
sociation rejxirts were made showing that
there are .?. Sunday schools and 13C.1S3
pupil in the city of Chicago.
Frank Van Loon, who attempted to rob
the Columbus Grove, O., bank last Sep
tember, and in doing so wounded Cashier
Maple aud killed Farmer Vandemark, has
been found guilty of murder in the first
degree by a jury at Ottawa, O.
A civil service examination will be held
on May IS iu Washington and if necessary
in other larg cities, to secure eligibies
for the position r.f computor in the nauti
cal almanac office, where two vacancies
exist, one at l.Ouo the other $1,X).
Saved Life by a Cold Ssrim.
WOONW.CKET, Conn., April 27. The
wooden "pin truss" bridge across the Black
stone river at St. Paul's street, over half a
century old, which has len a menace to
the traveling public for years, was burned
at an early hour yesterday. The flames
extended to a four-story tenement lilock,
w hich containe I nearly forty persons,
Frank and Christopher Powell swam the
river and aroused the inmates, it was the
first intimation of the fire they had, and
there would have been great loss of life if
the Powell brothers had not taken the cold
swim thev did.
A popular young fellow who is widely
known ia athletic circles tells this story:
"I was in the office of a friend of mine
on Walnut street, above Fourth, the
other morning, when a rather seedy
looking- yomij chap came in, and nod
ding to him in a jaunty way said, 'Billy,
old man, I want to borrow a dollar.'
'H-m-m-ru.' replied Billy slowly. 'Well,
if I remember rightly, I loaned you a
dollar last week.' 'So you did,' said the
visitor, bnt I'm dead strapped and innst
have a dollar now. Billy pondered a
moment and replied: 'Well, you're no
good Fra convinced of that and so I'll
not lend yon a dollar, but I'll give you
one. IIow'll that do?' -First rate. "re
sponded the shameless striker, and then
after a moment or so, as the cash was
not forthcoming, he added, 'Weil,
where's the dollar you are going to give
me? 'Oh,' replied "Billy smilingly. -I'll
give you the dollar you borrowed Lut
week.' "Philadelphia Record.
Mr. Bingo You want to be careful
abont packing away your winter clothes,
my dear. The moths are likely to get
Mrs. Bingo You needn't be alarmed
abont the moths. They are not going to
bother with plush when they can gr-t
genuine sealskin st the woman's who
lives next door. Cloak Review.
Charlie Edith Grigson is a nice girl,
but her father is a regular old pirate.
Chappie A pirate! How do you make
Charlie Well, I know from experience
that he is a free bocter. Smith & Gray's
The people at the World's
Dispensary of Buffalo, N.
have a stock-taking time once
a year and what do you think
they do ? Count the number
of bottles that've been re
turned by the men and women
who say that Dr. Pierce's
Golden Medical Discovery or
Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescrip
tion didn't do what they said
it would do.
And how many do you
think they have to count
One in ten ? Not one in five
Here are two remedies
one the Golden Medical Dis
covery, for regulating and in
vigorating the liver and purify
ing the blood; the other, the
hope of weakly womanhood,
and they've been sold for
years, sold by the million bot
tles; sold under a positive
guarantee, and not one in five
hundred can say :
"It was not the medicine for
And is there any reason
why you should -be the one?
And supposing you are what
do you lose i Absolutely
nothing J '
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