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ViIK AiWUS. TRIDAT, JANHAKT 20, 1893.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
ONE MORE CHANCE
For Dan Coughlin to Prove His
i vveniry " ilAmtui mis eaitors Have been in
vited from all over the world.
THE GREAT CRONIN CASE RECALLED
Illinois Sapreme Court Reverses the Trial
Judge's Ruling and Grants a New Trial
Because or Two Disqualified Jurors
Principal Points of the Decision Two
J ostices Dissent Sixteen Persons Nearly
Killed by Escaping Gas, Two of Whom
Are In a Critical Condition -Chicago
Chicago, Jan. 20. The following mes
sage whs received yesterday from Ottawa,
Ills., by one of the attorneys in the Cronin
case W. S. Forrest: "Coughlin case re
versed and remanded. Decision covers
sixty pages. Magruder filed dissenting
opinion." This reopens one of the greatest
cases ever tried in a Chicago court. Prob
ably it will make no difference how the
new trial goes. Men have made np their
minds, and unless Coughlin can offer some
Hew and startling proof of his innocence he
Will always be cosidered guilty by a large
part of this community, and particularly
by that part called Cronin's f riendsid em
bracing many thousands of people,
What the State's Attorney Says.
State's Attorney Kern was seen la.st even
ing in regard to the decision. "Is the de
cision in reality equivalent to a pardon in
asmuch as the witnesses are all scattered?"
was asked. "Decidedly not," replied the
attorney. "I do no't know anything of the
whereabout of the witnesses, any more
than that I know gome of them are dead.
It is a well-known fact that in cases of
this kind the defense gains strength by
delay, and this case is no exception to the
general rule. The decision of the supreme
court will necessitate an entire new trial
from beginning to end, introducing new
evidence." He knew of no new evidence
nor what charge would be made against
Coughlin in the new trial. He was tried
for conspiracy In-fore, but as theotheis
sentenced for life are dead O'iMillivan
and Ilurke it whs a puzzler what to
charge Coughlin with this time. It would
probably be murder.
Pith or the Decision.
The principal points of the decision
reached hen- List night. There are 20.000
words in it. It does not bo into the merits
of the evidence, nor into th; question of the
guilt or innocence, of the prisoners, but
deals directly with ttie chief point at issue,
namely: Whether or not two of the jurors
were qualified to act upon the case. The
court decides that they were not. These
men Monti-con anil Clark declared that
they hail formed an opinion on the case from
reading the newspnpers, and any one who
read the Chicago papers at that time does
not want to be told that the opinion was
adverse to the prisoners.
Settles an Important Point.
The judge decided that, as the venire
men said that their opinion could be re
moved by evidence, they were competent
jurors. But the supreme court discusses
this point very fully and comes to an ex
actly different conclusion. The rule, the
supreme court says, is perfectly well set
tled that if a juror has formed a decided
opinion as to the merits of a case, from in
formation derived from any source, h& is
disqualified. No case can be found where
a juror after admitting the existence in
bis mind of an opinion of that character
has been permitted to establish his own
competence by testifying that he can or
will render an impartial verdict.
Some Court Opinions Cited.
"It would have taken," says the court in
the Sixtieth Illinois 465, "as much evidence
to remove his unfounded prejudice as to
convince him of the justice of the defense.
The worthlessness of the testimony of the
furor as to his own fairness is well stated
n Fifty-sixth Illinois, 844, where several
jurors were said to be so far lost to the
sense of justice that they regarded what
all right-thinking men knew to be wrong
as just and impartial; nor can it be said
that instructions of the court would cor
rect the bias of jurors who swear that they
Incline in favor of one of the litigants."
The modifications of the rule by statutes
are considered and none of them found to
cover the cases of Bontecon and Clark,
therefore the case is remanded.
Two J ant Ices Dissent.
Justices Shoofield and Magruder dissent
from this opinion, Scofield in merely stat
ing that he dissents and Magruder in a
document of 8,000 words in length.
SIXTEEN PERSONS OVERCOME.
A Close Call fur Death by Asphyxiation
by Gas Two May Die.
CHICAGO, Jan. 20. Sixteen people were
found overcome by gas at an early hour
yesterday morning in a row of buildings
at 1008 to 1014 Milwaukee avenue. Two of
the victims, Mrs. Mary Sidlers and her
8-year-old son, were taken to the county
hospital and will probably die. The others
will, it is believed live. The names of the
victims are as follows: John McCaffrey,
George Natier, Kale Natier, wife of George
Natier; Maggie, the 2-year-old daughter of
the above; Mary, B-months-old daughter;
John Gorman, H. Gladstone, Fannie Glad
stone, Mamie Gladstone. Murk Gladstone,
George Christianson, Annie Christianson,
Gustave Horrin, John Sidlers, Mary Sid
lers and John Sidlers, Jr. The gas was
first discovered in McCaffrey's saloon. The
police whs called and found the inmates
stupefied by the noxious vnpor. Hut for
their speedy action many lives would have
World's Pair Press Congress.
CHICAGO, Jan. 20. The World's fair press
congress, to cnuveue in Chicago during the
week commencing May 2i; under the aus
pices of the World's fair congress auxil
iary, will be the largest gathering of ed
itors and newspaper men the world has
ever seen. The s)ecial committee of the
National Editorial association to select
time and place for holding the next annual
meeting met at the Tremont house yester
day, and decided to meet during the fair.
I Prizes for Trotting and Pacing.
CHICAGO, Jan. 30. Including added
money to stakes the prizes to be offered
for the World's fair meeting of the North
western Associa tion of Trotting and Pac
ing Horse breeders, to be held in Septem
ber, will aggregate 100,000. The season of
sport will continue two weeks and will be
held on the grounds of the Washington
First World's Fair Banquet
Chicago, Jan. 5:0. The first of those in
ternational gatherings which are to be a
feature of the fi ir of '83, took place last
night at the Lexington hotel. Germany has
the honor to le id in giving these enter
tainments. That country's representative,
Herr Adolph ermuth, the imperial com
missioner to the exposition, was the host
of the occasion. He entertained the officers,
local directory, national commissioners,
foreign represeiitatives and local notables.
Speeches were made by Director General
Davis, Ijyman ,T. Gae, Thos. li. Bryan,
Mayor Washburne, President Palmer and
AND YET NO VOTE REACHED.
The Anti-Optit n Hill Goes Over for An-
Washington Jan. 20. The discussion of
the anti-option bill was continued in the
senate yesterday, from 2 o'clock until the
time of adjournment, but no action was
taken on the bill itself or on George's
: amendment to ,t. Notice was given, bow
ever, by Washburn that he would ask the
senate to remain in session today until a
final vote is reached. In the morning hour
PelTer cunclud 'd his speech in favor of a
single term of the presidential officers; a
new McGarrahiin bill was introduced and
referred to the ;iuliciary committee, and a
coinage amendment was given notice of by
i Wolcott to the billsuspendingtbe purchase
w, nj.ci UUiilul.
Concluded Not to Permit Pooling.
The greater part of the day in the house
was consumed in filibustering. Kiltrore
by dilatory tuc ics encompassed the defeat
of the bill for the erection of a monument
to the prison ship martyrs and of the
measure for tht construction of a revenue
cutter for the Pacific coat A bill was
passed to meet --be requirement of the in
terstate commerce law r dative to the tes
timony of witn -sses, A bill amending the
interstate conn lercc act was ca!le.l up and
passed, but ii main feature which strikes
out the ant i-oj tion clause of the original
act was elmiu ited.
FUNERAL OF GENERAL HAYES.
; School Child n Admitted to View thn
j Fkemoxt, O., Jan. 20. The school chil
dren, civic bodi -s of Fremont, and the gen
eral public wer.i permitted to view the re
mains of Gene-:il Hays this forenoon, be
piiming at ( o l k. The funeral services
w ill be s:m;il i nd impressive, and liegin at
2 o'chick p. m it the Hayes home. The
(irana Army ritual will be used at the
' cemetery. The ). X. G. and o!her inilit.-ir,.-
' bodies wiil be n the procession. Colonel
Henry C. Curb In, assi.-taiit adjutant gen
eral U. S. A., who will have charge of the
ceremonies, arr ved from Washington last
In Mourning for Thirty l)av.
Washington. Jan. 20. The executive
mansion and all the government buildings
in this city wer' draped in mourning yes
terday and flag-i are flying at half-mast in
honor of ex-President Hayes. The mourn
ing will lie ma ntained for thirty days in
accordance with the order of the presi
dent. Cleveland F-n Itonte to Fremont.
ALBANT, Jan. 20. President-elect Cleve
land and Private Secretary O'Brien ar
rived here on the Hudson Kiver limited
train at 2:35 o'clock yesterday afternoon
in the private car "Grassmere" on their
Way to Fremon ,, O., to attend the funeral
of ex-President Haves.
THE WATCH AT BLAINE'S HOUSE.
IJghts Wax an
sician. who vi.--
ported no mate
He was then, tl
and had passed
ble day. 1 iiere
ment, so far as
eick room brigl
times, but the
thing serious of
id Wune in the Sick t'ham-
'.'o Change Noted.
Jan. 20. Mr. Blaine's phy
iited him last eveninc. re-
-iul change in his condition.
e doctor said, resting easily,
a comparatively comforta
seemed to lie some ininrnvB-
his physical strength is cou
:t the night the lights in the
teneu aim lowered several
e did not seem to be any-curring.
A ISIast gaiust Annexation.
Toronto, Jin. 20. The World. Con
servative and loyalist, in a double-leaded
editorial yeste-day says: "The time for
united action lias come, and Canadians
who believe in Canada's right to a national
existence on the continent must, unite to a
man and put d iivn the American or an
nexation party in this country, healed by
Laurier and Curt right, emi-.suried by Far
rer and Charlton, inspired by Guldwin
Smith, advocated openly by '1 tie Mail nnd
for the preseut secretly encouraged by The
Globe and supi ortcd in the Lnited States
I by the ombi it us politicians and Feniuus
: and the British balers."
Dinner to "Heacon" White.
Brooklyn, Jan. 20. Ex-Congressman
StcpheuV.Wl.ite was tendered a compli
mentary dinner nt the Lincoln club
Wednesday evening in honor of his having
completed the p ij-ment of thedebtof $1,000,
000 incurred tl rough his financial failure
one year ago. About seventy-live guests
were present, i.nd speeches w ere made by
Secretary Tracy and others.
South liiikota Uunk Failure.
Yankton, S. D., Jun. 20. The banking
; house of George li. Scougul & Co., of this
city, passed iiU- the hands of J. J. Cravens
Monday afternoon by an assignment exe
cuted by Mrs. U. R. Scougal, widow of the
bead of the bank, who died on last Satur
day, and W. fc, Seougal, a partner in the
business. The assignment caused great
j excitementjtmong the depositors.
TO HIDE HIS SHAME
Senator George's Nephew Com
mits Murder and Suicide.
CAUGHT IS SYSTEMATIC BOBBERY
H First Viciously Assaults Bis Sweet
heart's father, Inflicting Mortal Wounds,
and Then Goes to Eternity with Three
. Crimes to His Credit The Young Woman
In the Case Implicated in the Rascality
or Robbing Her Own Father Details of
CakrolltON, Miss., Jan. 20. Robert
George, a nephew of United States Senator
J. Z. George, of Mississippi, committed
suicide Wednesday night to escape a
worse and more disgraceful death on the
gallows. The story of the tragedy is one
of the most sensational in the criminal an
nals of the state. Last Friday night Cap
tain W. B. Prince, a well-known and
wealthy planter, returned to his home in
the suburbs of Carrollton from a trip to
his plantations in the Mississippi delta.
After greeting his family he retired forthe
night unsuspicious of harm; in fact, it was
not known that he had an enemy on earth.
Late in the night he was suddenly aroused
by heavy blows from some unknown source,
but on awakening he grappled with the as
sassin Used an Ax and Knife.
He was terribly bruised and lacerated
and was insensible for hours. When able
to raise the alarm his wife and daughter,
who were sleeping npstairs, came to his
rescue on the lower floor and found there
the ax and a large carving knife, with
which the wounds were inflicted. The
community was terribly excited. The
officers at tempted to locate the assassin.
Young George was at once suspected. He
was a bright, accomplished and intelli
gent young man, w ho had lieen here aboi f.
three years. He was born in Georgia, but
was reared and educated in the north aud
He Loved His Victim's Daughter.
After bis father's death he came south in
search of lost wealth. He was related to
the family of United States Senator James
Z. George, of this place. Senator George
and Captain Prince were neighbors, tac h
owning elegant mansions furnished with
all the luxuries of Wealth and refinement.
Captain Prince had an only daughter, Miss
Shelley Prince, with whom young Robert
George became enamored. His devotions
were reciprocated by the young lady, but
Captain Prince proved olxlurate, and
strenuously opposed an engagement of
marriage. Tbe youns lovers, however,'
persisted, notwithstanding the stubborn
protests of the father. Captain Prince
spent, most of his time on his plantations
in the delta, and as he was getting old and
infirm he seldom visited the Carrollton
ROBEED HIS GIRL'S FATHER.
Doth Lovers Impl y-ated in the Infant)-
He ran a large account with his commis
sion house in New Orleans and authorized
his daughter ere to draw checks thereon
to meet all t'ie home expenses. He was a
planter of large wealth and his accounts
were seldom balanced, he having unlim
ited credit in New Orleans. The yourg
couple were preparing quietly for marriage
and were dr-wing against Captain Prince's
account in New Orleans to settle the enor
mous bills. Finally young George began
to sign Captain Prince's checks, anil in this
way they drew out Ih;Iwivii $7,0i0 aud
$s,0iX) during the past few monihs.
The Rascality Discovered.
When Captain Prince culled for his ac
count in New Orleans he was greatly as
tonished. He at once began au investiga
tion and came to Carrollton, it is said, for
that purpose-. On the fatal night young
George was at his home, but avoided him
and came to a boarding bouse in town to
spend the night. After the relatives of
Captain Priuce from Washington and I.e
flore counti'fl arrived here they and t..e
officers began to hunt, up the implicating
circumstances against George. He had
left for Kunnymede, where for the past
year he has assisted in the management of
one of Senator George's plantations.
The Evidences of Guilt.
Blood wa? discovered on some soiled
clothing he had left at his room at the
boarding house and blood stains on the
window sills. A warrant was sworn out
and the sheriff of this county went to as
sist the sheriff of Leflore county to make
the arrest. They had to stay at Runny
mede over night. Yesterday morning
they found George, who had slept in a
room by himself, cold and stiff in death.
During the night he had taken poison.
Captain Prince lingered unconscious until
lost night, when he died. George had al
ways been a wayward and dissipated young
man and had been forbidden the privilege
of visiting Senator Georgs home.
Celebrated House Darned.
Richmond, Va., Jan. 20. Information
was received here Wednesday night of the
burning of the old Howlett house located
on the south lwiuk of the James river op
posite Dutch Gap, and famous in war an
nals. There was a Confederate battery of
artillery stationed at this house during the
war, and wL Je General Butler was cutting
his canal through Dutch Gap his troops
were constantly fired upon from this
Worn tint on the Delaware Bench.
Dover, Del., Jan., 20. The general as
sembly yesterday passed a joint resolution
j retiring Chief Justice Comegysand Asso
ciate justice Houston within fifteen days.
This action is the outcome of a general
demand from the legal fraternity, and
arose from the incompetence of the judges
who have become physically infirm and,
it is said, mentally incapable through
many years of honorable service.
The Homestead Cases.
Pittsburg, Jan. 20. Witnesses gave
j testimony in the Homestead poisoning
' cases yesterday to the effect that the pow-
t ders described by Gallagher could not have
caused any arm the way they were said
j to have been used; that Gallagher had a
. bad reputation. This testimony was re-
j butted by t,e prosecution, and the argu
ment uegan ana was completed. Ao ver
dict, so far
Chicago's Waif's Friend Dead.
CHICAGO, Jan. 20. Dr. George E. Ship
man, fouuder of the Foundling's home, at
Wood and West Monroe stieets, died yes
terday afternoon at his home at Wood
street aud Oden place. Dr. Shipman had
been in feeble health for several weeks.
Dr. George E. Shipman was born in lbJO,
and he came to Chicago in l4ti, in his 20th
The Mafia has appeared at St. Louis in
the shape of a written notice to Joseph G.
(ihio that his body will be cut to pieces
pretty soon even if it has to be dug out of
ithe grave to do the work.
The National Woman Suffrage associa
tion has elected these officers: President,
Susan B. Anthony; vice president-at-large,
Rev. Anna H. Shaw; correspondi ng secre
tary, Rachel Foster Avery; recording sec
retary, Alice Stone Blackwell; auditors,
Ellen B. Dietrick and May Wright Sewell.
Charlie Ross has bobbed up again. This
time at Charleston, Ills.
St. Louis is threatened by a water fam
ine. Stuart Robson is dangerously ill at St.
United States Judge R. R. Nelson.at Du
luth has rendered an opinion that the Chi
nese exclusion act is unconst'tutional.
Obitnary: At Waukegan, 111., Lewis C.
Dorsett, clerk of Lake county for fifteen
years, aged 57. At Mauteno, III., Mrs. Re
becca Blessing. At Cedar Rapids, la.,
Joshua Hall, aged 85. At Ashland, Wis.,
I. A. Tannehill, president of the city coun
cil. At Mount Sterling, Ky., J. D. Cock
rell, son of United States Senator Cockrell,
aged 31. At Paris, France, Count d'Ar
shot, minister from Belgium; Willis Em
ory, sou of Commander W. E. Emory.
U. S. U. '
I New South Wales has exported as many
as i:,uou,ooo rabbit skins in oue year.
Kittie McCabe, the Calumet club servant
who was reported burned in the fire in that
fine building at Chicago, is not dead, only
The International Union of Bricklayers
and Masons in convention at Baltimore
has voted in favor of a request of Chicago
unions for co-operation in the work of get
ting the authorities to sanction the open
ing of the World's fair on Sunday.
During the year ISO', 1,032 settlers pur
chased laud on the Canadian Pacific rail
way, including 4j0 from the United States.
The Berlin Hallesche Zeitung says that
since the outbreak of the cholera in the
Neitleben lunatic asylum twenty-eight
persons have been stricken with the dis
ease. Thirteen of those attacked have
American lard is being sold in the city of
Mexico as fast as received at wholesale
price of 2o cents per pound, while the native
lard is held at 20 cents per pound.
' Michael Da vitt will stand as a candidate
for North Must Cork, one of the seats
to which William O'Brien was elected in
I During the year just closed 1C3 new joint
stock liability companies were registered in
Scotland with a minimum capital of 0,
6C4,913. The quantity and value of iron aud steel
exportiii by Great Britain in the first eleven
months of lost year were 2.5I4,C4; tons and
19,'j:i!S,4-i2 respectively, u-aiust 3,018,Ov!i
tons and 2.,0o,2iU in the corresponding
months of ISld.
j The lead milling industry in Grant coun
ty. Wis., is reviving after a long period of
Robbers wetit to the flat of George
Grimm, ut Chicago, and i.iriied off every
thing except a card beat-inn the legend:
'God Bless Our Home.'' Kveu the mar
riage ccrtiticjte of the couple, which was
tacked up on the vail, was ukcii.
Ills Criminal Trutle Killed Him.
Indiana. Pa.. Jan. 20. Barley Black
died suddenly near Salisbury Sunday
nik'ht, and a rumor gained circulation that
he hnd committed suicide. Next day the
coronor began an investigation. From the
testimony given Black was engaged in the
manufacture of counterfeit coins, confining
his operations principally to the manu
facture of nickels. It was while he was en
gaged in making an amalgamation of brass
and copper, using nitric acid in the
work, that be was overcome by the fumes
arising from the crude crucible, and before
proper medical treatment could be secured
How "Aunt Susan" I'ses Newspapers.
On Saturday "Aunt Susan," the cook,
conies puffing up stairs for "de papers fo' de
shclbcs, please, muss," and she puts clean
papers on all the shelves in the kitchen
closets and pantries. Aunt Susan has great
UXlli in the merits of newspapers, and al
ways wants a pile of them handy for clean
ing her kitchen range.
"Soon's I'ze done fryin I jes' scrabbles np
one dese yer oT papers, and it takes ev'ry
bit de grease off quicker'n a streak er light
um," she says.
The other day she came in after a shower
with her shoes soaked with rain. She took
them off, st u tied them full of old papers
and set them in a corner to dry. The next
day she held them up triumphantly, de
claring that they -jes' as soft an easy's if
dey'd neber seen a drap o' rain. Nebberdid
see nuff'n like ol' papers to keep folks warm,
too," he went on. "Myormanuseterdribe
a mule team in wah times, an when't wer
stingin col' he'd put two, free ol' papers
cross he shoulders an two, free mo' ober he
breas' an button he ol' sojer coat ober 'em,
an he say he neber feel a bit er col'. I sabe
all de ol' papers, you better b'lebe I does, if
I can't read 'em as you all does," she added
as she trotted off to heat up some crumpets
for breakfast. Philadelphia Times.
Hew a Beaattfm Flower Was Hatred.
An old legend telle of two lovrrs, walking by
the river Khlne. The lidy begged her suitor to
pick a little pale blue flower growing on the
bask. In doin; so, be fe'l into the water and
was drowned; butwblle sinking, he threw the
flower to her, and cried: "Forget tart not!"
Thousands of women will never forget what Dr.
Pierce's Favorite Prescription has done for them.
It is prepared specially to cure those diteases
from which they alone suffer, and of en In 6i
lence, rather th in consult a phy.-ician as peri
odical pales, weak hack, pr lapn. and all uter
ine troubles, l urtly vege xble, and guaranteed
to (dve satisfaction in every case, or money re
tHK DAILY AKQUS DELTVEHKD ATYOU8
door every evening for Uc per week.
ANTEI AT TUB '. R. I. A P. ROUND
liouse at once u men to shovel eno and
WAN'KD-A COVP'TKKT COOK APPLY
at Mr. Stnart Birper's, Aifcvn street.
South Kork Inlaii'1.
WANTED A GIRL 15 YKAKS OF AGE, GKR
man prvferr d, o ct as cur e Mrs, M.
Koh" E'eLtt enth street and Sixth avenue.
WNTtl TWO OR THREE UNKI KN'ISH
ed rooms for bonse keei-ing, rtra heat
preferred. Addrvss, J. w.D. ABocsorricB.
VTANTliD ACTIVM, INTELLIGENT GEN
II tlemen of 1 rte aconaintance to renrirt
I the SAFETY FUND, liandeoine income. Ad
id rets, with references, Manager, 447 Kootery.
, Chicago, 111
$- TO fl5 PER DAY AT HuE, SELI ING
O Liphttitne Plater aid ilating jewelry,
watches, tableware. &c. Piateof the finest Jew-e!-v
cxe. a r an J kinu or metal, wiih sold,
ilver or ntcfcel. No experience No capital.
Kvcrv v :se r coods needing plating.
II. X. DEI NC'O & CO.. i o urn Dos.
DRIFFILL & GLEIM
Keeps the finest line of
IN THE CITY.
Under Harper House.
314 BRADY STREET,
The Fat.l and Wiktie Goods aie tew In. DA'VEKPCE'
Rememter we are fhcwirg lie JuTetft nd ntM'ur;
assortment of Domestic and JwrofiiEP tccde in ill
cities, fcuits mde to jenr ratatint- in m $50 to 1
eers made to your measure f 5 to $12.
You wish a piece cf Diamond Jewehy,
You wish a Watch,
You wish a Clock,
You wish a Fine Fin,
You wish a pair of Ear Binge,
You wish something in Polid Silver,
You wish a pair of Opera GlaeEes,
You wish a pair of Geld Spectacles,
You wish anything in cur line
You can surely find it at
Cor. Third and; Brady Sts., Davenport, low
Never before heard of prices,
At G. O. HUCKSTAEDT'S,
1809 and 1811 Second A venu
'UW.Seccnd Street. DAVfNPflRi juWI