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THE ABGUS, MONDAY, OCTOBER 1892.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
Monday October 24. 1892
PERRY THE BANDIT
He Gives Auburn Prison Officials
a Bad Scare,
ATTD GETS A BAD BLOW ON THE HEAD
r LA rl All A
Wblch May Rid tlio Count ry of a Very
Desperate Citizen Digging Hole
Through His Cell Walls He Escapes Into
the Yard Partial Liberty for a Few
Honrs Ended by a Watchman's dab
Bis Charitable Intention Regarding
Warden Durston Details of the Occur
Aubcrn. X. Y., Oct. 24. Oliver Curtis
Perry, the train robber, Saturday tried to
carry into effect the threat made when he
entered Auburn prison that he would not
remain te finish
his sentence, and
added another to
the long list of
brought him un
enviable fame. His
latest escapade was
to escape from his
.guards late Satur-
14 ay afternoon.
' Since his fight with
the keepers some
months ago, when
he drew a knife
av a mil. and dared them "o
approach him. Perry has been confined in
screen cell and kept under the closest
orreillance. So strict was the watch
that an officer wan stationed in front of Lis
ell. The other eon vie tH were marched to
And from the shops, that he might have no
Communication with any one. "
Bow He Made His Escape.
Not even the prison guards were allowed
to converse with the desperate little train
robber. Perry's cell was located in the
basement of the north wing. The cells on
either aide were occupied by men who work
fcn the shops and through one of these
Perry made his escape by digging through
the brick partition a distance of twelve
Inches. At 4:15 o'clock Saturday afternoon
Keeper Willard gave Perry his supper.
Kothing unusual was noticed this
time by the guard, excepting that
the prisoner seemed in great good
humor and more submissive than at any
time since his entrance into the institu
te. Had Reason for His TT amor.
This was the last seen of the wily bandit.
Jit 5 o'clock, when the other convicts were
inarched from the shops, a man named Ed
Brands, who occupied the cell next to Per
ry's, reported that there was a hole through
the dividing wall. A hasty examination by
the officer confirmed the report. A towel
had been pinned over the opening in Ed
sand's cell to conceal it. A glance into
Perry's cell revealed what appeared to be
bis form stretched on the cot, but closer in
spection proved it to be only a dummy.
Where he had gone was a mystery. Many
f the keepers said hecould.not have gotten
utside of the prison, and the guard around
the walls was doubled.
Recaptured Inside the Prison.
The belief of the keepers turned out to
be correct a and Perry's liberty was
very brief, if liberty it can be
emlled which was limited to the
walls of the prison. At 2 a. m. yesterday
tt ended and the only effect of his attempt
will be to make his punishment more se
vere. After escaping from the wing in
Which his cell was located Perry boldly
erossed the prison yard and hid in the base
ment of the broomshop, where Convict
Johnson was murdered by a fellow prisoner
emly a few weeks ago. When the night
bad sufficiently advanced for the darkness
to shield his movement Perry tried to gain
access to the broom shop. It was closely
.guarded, however, and be next proceeded
to the marble shop.
LAID OUT WITH A BIG STICK.
He Was Looking for a Knife and Wanted
so Stab the Warden.
Here again he was frustrated in his at
tempt to gain admittance, as the guards
were on the alert and his efforts at
tracted their attention. Perry started to
run as soon as he found that his presence
bad been discovered. He went directly to
the collar shop where a large number of
knives are kept, the fugitive's one idea 1
seeming to be to secure a weapon of some
kind. As he neared the collar shop he was
aeen by Keeper Tunis, who stood in the
ehadow of the building. When within ten
feet of the guard Perry was challenged and
ordered to halt. He did not obey and the
gnard fired a shot from his rifle over the
Came in Range of a Club.
This had no effect upon Perry other than
to change the course in which he was run
ning and to increase his speed. His change
of direction was fatal, however, as it caused
fiim to pass within reach of Keeper Smith,
who, without waiting to challenge the flee
ing man, struck him over the head with
bis heavy night stick. So powerful was the
blow that the cane was broken, and Perry
was stretched unconscious at the keeper's
feat, the blood flowing freely from a deep
wound. Perry was at once taken to t lie
dungeon, where he will be confined for
tome time to come, without even the com
fort of a board to rest upon.
Wasn't Seeking His Liberty.
It is said that after his capture Perry
told Warden Durston that it was not lib- (
erty he sought, but an opportunity to stick t
at knife into him. He has conceived a deep I
hatred for the warden during his long con- 1
amement in the screen cell. The instrument
with which Perry used to dig through the
Hall of Ms cell was the iron, leg of hisbed-
steart. w nicu lie lutu managed to loosen
from its fastening. After the wily little
desperado had been safely locked in a dun
geon the extra guards were relieved.
Rnmor That He May Die.
Warden Durston assembled the men in
the keeper's iiall and in an address warned
them not to discuss the matter of Perry's
escape and capture in public. Despite
these precautious, however, the particulars
have transpired. A rumor is in circulation
that Perry was very seriously hurt by
Keeper Smith's blow, and death may re
sult. The rumor of course cannot be con
firmed. Irikh Landlords Will Testify.
Cork, Oct. The landlords of Cork
and vicinity have held a meeting to dis
cuss the actkm to be taken by them in re
gard to the newly created royal commis
sion on the condition of evicted tenants.
As a result oi" the deliberations it was de
cided that the landlords would make no at
tempt to avoid tesiit'yiu before the com
mission. CEATH OF GEORGE HOWLAND.
Th Noted Chicago Kdueator Has Seen the
Last ol Earth.
Chicago, Oct. 24. George Howland, for
years the superintendent of schools, died at
his home, 735 West Monroe street, of heart
failure, yesterday. He leaves behind him
a host of former pupils, all bis friends, and
many who loved him without the walls of
schools. The hou es of instruction in Chi
cago will be closed on Wednesday, Oct. 26,
to allow the children to take part in the
funeral services in his honor at the Union
Park Congregational church at 1:30 o'clock
Early Years of His Life.
George Howland. the son of William Av
ery and Hannah (Morton) Howland, was
born in Conway, Franklin county, Mass.,
in 1S29. His ancestors were long settled in
the country. After a boyhood spent on his
father's farm, where he availed himself to
the utmost of all books witbin his reach,
he was sent to Williston seminary, at East
hampton, from which he entered Amhert
college. In 1S50 he obtained his decree of
bachelor of arts from that ancient institu
tion. Later he was instrurrorin Greek and
Latin for five rears in the 'ie olle.
Hl Career H
He came to I r.rai;i . nn't !.
teaching in the liittli li
In two llll.l
a halt years he ws principal, where V-
stayed until July, isso nil the time win
ning a reputation for scholorship, method
patience, justice and integrity Then he
was made superintendent of schools an !
occupied that position until 1S91, when he
resigned owin to ill-health. He was it
trustee of Amherst college since 1879 and
since 1881 a member of the Illinois state
board of education, having since l!3 beii
president of 'hat body. He translated the
.ilueiil and the Odes of Horace.
COMPLICATION IN OKLAHOMA.
A Law That Is Too Liberal with Time
Guthrie, O. T., Oct. 24 The people In
the new counties in the western part of
this territory are in a serious quandary as
to how they will be able to hold a legal
election next month. The badly muddled
territorial laws require that all judges,
clerks and inspectors of elections shall
reside in the township one year before they
can be eligible, but that any man can vote
after a residence of six months. As seven
of these counties were only opened to settle
ment seven months ago there is not a man in
any of them who can legally sit in any ca
pacity on an election board, though all the
people are entitled to vote could such a
board be ogranized. The attorney general
has been appealed to to solve the kotty
Retired Array Officers Ineligible.
Washington, Oct. at Ex-Journal Clerk
Harry II. Smith, of the house of representa
tives, has received a number of telegrams
from prominent Republicans and Demo
crats in New Tork asking for a detailed
statement of the law and precedents, if any,
covering the question of General Sickles'
eligibility to hold the office of a representa
tive in congress while retaining his rank as
a major general of the army. He has pre
pared a statement containing the legislative
action on this point, and has reached a con
clusion that General Sickles, while on the
retired list of the army, is not eligible to
hold the office of representative in congress.
Block of Stone Fell On His Head.
New York, Oct. 24. Albert H. Downs,
a stockbroker, met with an accident Sat
urday morning which it is thought will be
fatal. He was passing an unfinished house
in East Seventy-ninth street when a large
piece of brown stone fell and struck him
on the head. Workmen were hoisting a
block of stone to an upper story when
the piece in some way got loose and fell
just as Downs was passing.
Made a Hetter naif Mile.
Chicago. Oct. 24. Bunker. Merrill, and
WinBhip lowered their own world's record
for a half mile with the triplet machine by
1 1-5 seconds, at Washington park, Satur
day, their record now standing 0:57 4-6. The
champion team defeated Git hens, Bliss,
and Barrett, of the Chicago club, in 2:19 1-5.
No other notable performances were made.
Another Game for Ilex ton.
Boston, Oct. 24. The championship
base ball game Saturday between Boston
and Cleveland resulted in another victory
for the beaneaters, the score standing 9 to
4. The series is nine games instead of
seven and it looks like it might end in this
city with five straight for Boston.
The Chinese Viceroy's Insanity.
San Francisco, Oct. 24. Officers of the
steamer City of Rio de Janeiro when ques
tioned about the reported insanity of LI
Hung Chang, the Chinese viceroy, said
that no notice of it had appeared in the
Chinese papers, but the impression was
abroad that the jitory.was time.
What's the Matter Over the Pond?
New York, Oct. 24. James Gordon Ben
nett, of The Herald, arrived on the French
line steamer La Tourain Saturday.
China and Sardinia Visited by
OVER FIFTY THOUSAND LIVES LOST
The Yellow River Breaks Its Banks Again
and Spreads Death and Devastation A
Million of People in Danger of Starva
tion Sardinia's Disaster Makes Hun
dreds of Corpses And in Both Countries
the Loss of Property Is Immense.
San Francisco. Oct. 24. Letters from
Chi nan Fu, in China, bring terrible ac
counts of the loss of life and property
caused by the breaking of the banks of the
Yellow river, which is aptly called "China's
Sorrow." It is only three years since the
whole basin of the river was flooded, and
now comes another flood, fully as disas
trous as the other. It is estimated that the
flooded district is 130 miles long and thirty
miles wide, and that over 50.000 people
have been drowned and that fully 1,000,000
will starve to death unless the Chinese gov
ernment furnishes them food from now till
Caused by Criminal Carelessness.
These figures furnish some idea of the
enormity of the calamity, in which in sin
gle villages the whole loss of life in Johns
town is surpassed. The work of strength
ening the embankment ol the river was
poorly done three years ac;o and the high
water this season swept away the dykes as
tboufrh they were made of straw. In sev
eral districts the water is fifteen feet deep
and whole families are perched on the
roofs of their Louses. Only the most
substantial structures resist the action of
FRIGHTFUL FLOOD IN SARDINIA.
Hundreds of Lives Lost In a Storm Many
London, Oct. 24. The latest advices from
Cagliari give an appalling account of the
terrible storm and flood in Sardinia on
Thursday and Friday last a calamity in
which hundreds of lives were lost and hun
dreds of thousands of dollars worth of
property were destroyed. The plain of
Campidino for fifteen miles north of Cagli
ari was affected.
One Hundred Corpses At One Place.
Amongthe villages invaded by the waters
are Decimomannu. Assemini, El Mas, Sam
ateai, San Sperate, and Brazzali. with a to
tal population of 6,0X souls Scores of
dwellings and barns were demolished by
the raging floods, and hundreds of people
who had sought refuge ou the roofs of
buildings were drowned. One hundred
bonies have been recovered at San Sperate
ALMOST DEVOURED BY DOGS.
A Boy Attacked by Two Brutes and Terri
Stcamore, 111., Oct. 24. Yesterday
morning at 2 o'clock Fred Ulrica, 14 years
old, while returning from a Republican
rally at De Kalb had occasion after leaving
the train to alone pass the house of Mrs. H.
H. Mitchell in the western part of this
city. Mrs. Mitchell and her neighbor.
William Walrod, own ugly dogs and the
boy crossed to the far side of the street
to avoid them. Mrs. Mitchell's dog,
however, ran across and attacked him and
the Walrod dog, broke his chain and joined
the attack. The boy fought desperately
for his life. His only weapon was a small
pocket knife and the cuts he was enabied
to give the dogs only served to increase
Ate the Flesh Oft One Leg.
Screaming for aid, the little fellow was
borne to the ground. Before help reached
him the dogs had bitten him in over fifty
places. They were literally eating him
alive when help came and drove the brutes
away. 1 he nesh was all eaten from one
leg. The bone was as clean as if par
boiled. One arm was stripped and the
other portions of the body were horribly
mangled. Physicians have amputated one
leg and have done everything possible to
alleviate the boy's sufferings but be can
not live. The decree of death has gone out
for all dogs.
Convicts Worrying the Warden.
Jeftersosviue, Ind., Oct. 24. JameJ,
Dailey and William McCarthy, convicts
confined in the southern penitentiary here,
are causing Captain James B. Pat ton and
other officers of that institution much anx
iety and trouble. Dailey was from Fayette
and McCarthy from Vigo county. One
has seven years to serve for murder and
the other four for a similar crime. ben
the count went in Saturday evening these
men were missing and the belief went out
that they bad escaped; but this conclusion
is not accredited by the warden. Instead,
they are supposed to be in hiding within
the iron fence of the place, awaiting an op
portunity to make a break for liberty.
Chirago in Normal Condition Again.
Chicago, Oct 24. Several of the dis
tinguished visitors to the oedication serv
ices left the city yesterday, among them
Governor Flower, Governor McKinley, and
Governor Francis. Chauncey M. Depew
and Whitelaw Reid left today. They will
speak at Indianapolis en route to New
York. Many others left Saturday, and the
city has resumed its wonted business activ-
Indorsed the New Bishops.
BalTIMOUE, Oct. 24. At Saturday's ses
sion of the Episcopal general convention
the house of deputies agreed to the selec
tions made Friday by the bishops for seven
new bishops, as reported in these dispatches.
The Rev. Dr. Tatlock's resignation as sec
retary of the house of bishops whs accepted
and the Rev. Dr. Samuel Hart, of Trinity
college, Connecticut, was elected his suc
cessor. Locked Her Children In the Honse.
LITCHFIELD, Minn., Oct. 24. While Mrs.
Michael Hanses was attending the Colum
bian exercises at Mavannah Friday
morning her house, 200 yards away, was
burned to the ground. Her two children,
aged 1 and 4 years, whom she had locked in
the bouse 20 minutes befofe, were burned
Wintry Weather In England.
IjONDON, Oct. 24. The weather yesterday
was wintry throughout the midland and
northwestern counties. Snow fell all the
moruing in the central part of Great Brit
ain, and in the northwest last night the air
was abnormally cold.
Death of Dr. Van Valzah.
Terke Halte, Ind., Oct. 24. Dr. Robert
Van Valzah died Sunday morning of
dropsy. He was a prominent Mason. He
was the past grand commander of the state,
and had attained the thirty -third degree.
la a prise fight at San Franoieee Harris
Martin, the "Black Pearl," was knocked out
br Joe King, a local middle-weighs. Thir
ty-six rounds were fought.
George Gil ham, a Memphis man, found
that his son was going to marry a girl with
a reputation that wasn't a bit "shady.", but
rather notorious. He therefore promised
to kill them both if the marriage toek place.
and it has been declared "off."
Edwin, the second son of Jay Gould, is to
marry Sarah the adopted daughter of Or.
and Mrs. Geo. F. Shrady.
Another of those dastards who, after
showing their worthlessne still insist on
their unfortunate wives living with them.
is reported. His name was Frank Higil;
lived at Asney, Fla.. and he went all the
way to Philadelphia to show how necessary
hades is. He is dead and his wife dying.
While boiling soap Mrs. James Venada,
wife of a farmer living near Hiawatha,
Kas., set her dress on fire and was burned
to a crisp.
At Sault Ste. Marie Charles E. White, a
fireman on the steam barge Missoula,
dropped dead of apoplexy while waiting
for a preecription to be filled in a drug
S. H. Coleman, attorney, of Denver, was
frozen to death while attempting to walk
from the railway station at Morrison, Kas.,
to his ranch a few miles away.
Patterson and Harris, two Kentuckiana
living at Greenwood, tried to settle a "diffi
culty" with pistols and succeeded in killing
an unknown negro and wounding A.
Weatherford through the shoulder. Final
ly Patterson killed Harris.
Mrs. Emmons Blaine has given f 1,000 for
a new public librarv at Augusta, Me. The
gift is in memory of her husband.
Ex-Secre'.sry Blaine complains that the
press is taking unwarrantable liberties
with him. Some "enterprising" papers
have recently printed interviews which the
ex -secretary says have never taken place.
It is reported by a C hinese newspaper
printed at San Francisco that in retaliation
for the registration of Chinamen in this
country China will soon order the regis
tration of all Americans living .over there.
Emil Dreiet, Danish consul at Chicago,
died suddenly on board the steamship
Heckla just after that vessel arrived in
at New York from Copenhagen. He wae
63 years old.
A farmer named Zimmerman, his son and
Ixrenz Strittmatter in a farm wagon were
run down by a Burlington freight train
three miles from Sioux City and Zimmer
man and Strittmatter were killed.
It is reported at Chicago that Zimmer
man, the wheel champion, and Sanger, of
Milwaukee, who wants to be champion,
have been matched to race on some south
ern track in six weeks for Ml.OOO.
Liverymau Kloehr not Spears as printed
at the time who did such excellent rifle
work on the Daltons at Coffeyville, Kan.,
has been presented by the First National
bank of Chicago with a beautiful gold
medal commemorative of the occasion.
Because there is a legislative muddle in
Connecticut Angelo Petrillo, who should
have been hanged long ago for murder, is
still unhung and likely to remain so until
the muddle is settled, as the legislature
only can act on pardons and an application
for pardon is a Connecticut murderer's in
-! err :
POLITICAL FIELD NOTES.
Saturday Senator Sherman addressed a
packed audience in Central Music halL
Chicago, devoting himself to the tariff and
currency questions. Postmaster General
Wanamaker and Secretary Noble also
made brief speeches.
Senator Frye talked Republican doctrine
at De Kalb, 111. . The meeting was largo.
Hon. A. E. Stevenson laid down Demo
cratic principles to a large crowd at Sagi
Ex-Speaker Reed was the speaker at a
meeting of Republicans at Albany. He re
ceived a warm greeting.
John C. Spooner discussed the issues to a
big crowd Saturday at Appleton, Wis.
John R. Lynch, the colored orator had
a hall full of people at Milwaukee.
Ex-Secretary of Treasury Fair-child took
the Democratic view of the case at a meet
ing at Williamsburg, N. Y.
John C Black talked tariff reform to the
Democrats of Hillsboro, Ills.
Senator Vilas talked to the Democrats of
Milwaukee at the Stadt theatre, which was
Woodyatt's Music House
No. 1804 Second Avenue.
WOODYATT & WOODYATT.
Political Murder la New Mexico.
Las Vegas, N. M., Oct. 4. Saturday
morning the body of Patricio Maes was
found hanging to the river bridge. Maes
had been a member of the People's party,
but Friday announced that he would here
after affiliate with the Republicans. There
is every reason to believe that the murder
was a political one, but there is as yet no
clew to the perpetrators.
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" Favorite Prescription " gives
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That's the way it's sold ; that's the
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Propr's, 663 Main Su, Buffalo, N.Y.
This firm have the exclusive sale for thlB county of the
Fieir0 enqd OrreirjB,
WEBER, 8TTJ YVES A NT, DECKER BROS., WHEELOCK,
ESTEY, AND CAMP & CO 'S PIANOS,
And the ESTEY, WESTERN COTTAGE and FAR
RAND & VOTEY ORGANS.
r" l line also of small Mimical merchandise. We have in our emoloy a drt-c!a PIado Tocer.
At never before heard of prices,
G. O. HUCKSTAEDT'S,
1809 and 1811 Second Avenue.
Driffill & Gleim,
1822 Second Avenue.
Sole Agents for
J. EL FliekeDsrer's
Now is the time to place your order with us
for future delivery. These goods are the finest
in the market. They have no equal. Sold in
We will occupy our new store, cor. of Fifth avend
and Twenty-third St., and will be known as the
Fifth Avenue Pharmacy.
HORST VON KOECKRITZ, Pharmacist.
114 W. 2nd St,
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114 W. 2u.3 Si,
114 W. 2o3 St,