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T1IE AEGUS, MONDAY, APRIL 3, 1893.
Hlstiest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report
NEW YORK GOSSIP.
Our Special from the Metrop
olis of the East.
KEEPING LINCOLN'S MEMORY GREEN
Proposal to Purchase His lilrtbplaoe in
Kentucky and t'onvert It Into a National
Park Posnilillitjr That Harris May Not
Be Klrctrorisml An Alleged lream of
His Unfortunate Wife That Fast Chi
cago Train Old World Loveliness for
the Chicago !liow.
New Turk, April 3. Special New York
Telegraphic Letter. The Recorder contains
an illustrated article giving pictures of the
cabin in which Abraham Lincoln was
born, and the little bouse in which his
parentn were married. It asks for sug
gestions as to the lest means of perpetuat
ing the memory of the martyred president.
Attention ut called to the fact that other
great Americans have been adequately re
membered, tcliile- Lincoln has'' been" praeti-
rally ignored. Tli Recorder does not sug
gest any definite plan, but throws out the
hint that it would be the proper thing to
buy the old Lincoln homestead in Ken
tucky and convert it into a public park
which 1a4 rr. be used as a great drill
ground for national encampments and, in
fact, Jr ATI sorts of large gatherings of a
general von -sectional nature.
Action I'mbiibleVerj Soon.
The plan set-in to have met with much,
favor here .uut it is is not improbable that
action will soon lie taken in the matter. A
sommittee of in.cnitient citizens represent
ing every state and territory of the Union
will doubtless ie arranged for. These
gentlemen wrtl d tiile upon the exact form
which the nWmoritl -hall take and will
appoint sub-committees from the different
itates who shall he charged with the work
of soliciting subscriptions to the fund. It
is lielieved that the required amount can
be raised in s few months.
Specially for Carlyle Harris.
It now ap;icars exceedingly doubtful that
Carlyle Harr's, the convicted wife-poisoner,
will be eltvt roc-isrd. The bill introduced
in the state senate is aimed directly at his
case. Senator Coggshall, in fact, in Lis
speech actually said that Recorder Smyth
Lad been prejudiced against Harris on the
trial. This bill, if it should pass, will per
mit a condemned man, after having been
zefused a trial asked for on the ground of
newly discovered evidence, to appeal from
this decision of the trial judge to a number
of the judges of the court of appeals.
An Alleged Dream by the Victim.
The superstitious will find something
new to talk about in Harris' case in the
statement of a friend of Helen Potts Har
ris that one night not long before the mur
der she was sleeping near Helen when
Helen moaned and awakened and told her
aboct an aw'ul dream she had just expe
rienced, in which her lover was about to
die for poUouing her. and she knew in her
heart the charge was not true. She tried
to raise herself to tell the people, but was
not able. She saw him standing condemned
to die and could not save him.
Jews Celebrate Enter.
Yesterday in this .city there were two
purely Jewish congregations which cele
brated with flowers and song the resurrec
tion of Jesus Christ the denominations
known as "Christian" Israelites and "He
brew Christians." Collections in all
churches were liberal. The baskets were
filled to the brim, the largest collection
reported being $T3,000 at St. Andrews, J.
13. Simpson giving $25,000 of it for liquidat
ing church debts.
FAST CHICAGO TRAIN SERVICE.
mra. nacaay smears uooa aewi,
Mrs. John W. Mackay and her son Clar
ence were passengers on the American line
steamship Paris which arrived Saturday.
At quarantine a budget of telegrams indi
cating that her husband's condition had
steadily improved were sent aboard.
Comitock's War on the Obscene.
Anthony Comstock is again after the
venders of obscene literature. His present
plan is to ask for some proscribed book at a
suspected stand, and upon receiving it to
cause the arrest of the dealers.
Crack French Hand for the Fair.
A special cable from Paris to The Herald
says that the French' government has de
cided that the band of the Garde Kepubli
caiue may ko to Chicago to play at the
NINETEEN DEATHS BY ACCIDENT.
Central Ahead or the "1'enna" Arrival of
European Iteanties Gotham N3tea
The point to which the rivalry between
the great Trunk Line railroads has been
carried cannot be better illustrated than by
the announcement that the "Penna" Lad
contemplated a twenty-Lour schedule
between New York and Chicago, and that
they were simply forestalled in the an
nouncement by the New York Central
that it would put on a train making the
ran in nineteen hours. This is a reduction
of 20 per cent, in the present already fast
time. The "Penna" road is making elabo
rate preparations for its nw fast train,
and has in process of construction several
powerful locomotives, built expressly for
this service. The trains on both roads will
be luxuriously appointed, and for this and
the speed an extra $3 per ticket will be
A Vision of European Beauty.
Eighteen young girls, each represent
ing a different, type of European loveli
ness, who were second cabin passengers on
the American liner Paris and who will be
on exhibition at the World's fair in Chi
cago, started for Chicago yesterday over
the New York Central railway. They
came from Scotland, south of France, Lon
don, west of France, Paris, Brittany, Sty
ria, Hungary .Arlssienne, Bohemia, Alsace,
lower Austria, Switzerland, Vienna and
Poland, . One is an actress and another
performs a sword dance. In all there will
be fifty girls, representing as many differ
ent countries of Europe, and each will wear
the native costume of her country.
Ran Over Russell Harrison's Wife.
Mrs. Russell Harrison and her little
daughter Marthena were knocked down by
an express wagon Friday afternoon. She
was wheeling the infant in a carriage on
Broadway. The reckless driver turned
from Twenty-fourth Btreet at criminal
speed and the ex-president's daughter-in-law
had no time to escape. There were no
serious injuries, but little Marthena may
suffer from shock.
Throw Her Baby on the Sidewalk.
When Mary O'Rourke threw her 15-months-old
baby on the sidewalk in front
of the Tombs police court Saturday and
told her husband to take it and keep it
there was a stir among the loungers in the
neighborhood. The couple had just been
before Justice White.. The woman was
arrested and the justice, after administer
ing a severe reprimand, discharged her. j
Fire in a Mine Suffocates Ten Men
Other Fatal Casualties.
Sn AMOK IX, Pa., April 3. A Hungarian
miner's lamp exploded Saturday in the oil
honse at the foot of the Neilson shaft, near
this city, and set the oil house on fire. The
flames soon communicated to the entries
and iu a short time the whole mine on that
level was afire. Few men were at work on
;that level and all got out safely. The death
oP ten meu on the next level the Red Ash
vein was the final result of the careless
ness that caused the explosion; for the
Hungarian was filling Lis lamp while the
wick was ablaze.
Suffocated in the Red Ash Vein.
There seems to have been some com
munication between the lower vein ami
the Red Ash vein, for shortly after the fire
started it was announced that ten men in
the latter vein were in great danger. Rescue
parties went down at the risk of their
lives and found that it was too late. Ten
bodies were found as follows: Joseph
Bortrax, Jibn Gary, John Burtt, Frederick
Ginter. Frank Shupis, Nicholas Imthan,
John Ryan, James Brennan, Michael
Brennan. John Robel. The loss so far is
tTO.tXX). The mine will be sealed up to stop
Fatal Boiler F plosion.
Ixpiaxola, la., April 3. A boiler ex
plosion occurred in a saw-mill near Iacona,
twenty miles from Here, in Warren county,
yesterday afternoon. Four persons were
killed. The dead are: Henry McKinness,
aged 52,ownerof the mill; John McKinness,
aged 19; Henry McKinness, aged i3;
Peter McKinness, aged II. The boiler
was an old affair that had lieen in use many
years in the milL The lody of Henry Mc
Kinness was found lying far from the mill
torn to pieces. One foot was buried in his
skull. The other foot was found nearly
twenty-five feet from his head. The clothes
were torn and it was almost impossible to
gather together all the fragments of the
Cremated in a Hotel.
Bradford, Pa.. April 3. The Iliggins
hotel, the Buffalo, Rochester and Pitts
burg station, the Higgins cigar factory,
and the grocery store and building of J.
Leroy, were burned Saturday. There
were seventy-five guests in the
hotel and of these the following lost
their lives: Thomas Cu'.len. Bradford; F.
Havelin. Snnberry: Miss Georgia Bond,
Bradford; George Parks, Bradford; Baby
Tucker, aged 3 years, drowned in the creek.
It was supposed that many more were lost
but this proved incorrect. About twenty
five persons were more or less severely
burned, cut and otherwise injured.
GREAT BICYCLE TOURNAMENT.
A Week of Wheeling at Chicago Inring
the World's Fair.
Chicago, April 3. August 5 to 1 i an in
ternational cycling tournament will be
held at this city. A track will be construct
ed costing as estimated $7,500. The surface
will be gravel peculiar to the Joliet dis
trict in this state. All the countries that
have amateur organizations.except Belgium
and Germany have named delegates to
the International Cyclists' association.
England will pick her team from the re
sults of the spring meets in that country,
and owing to the fact that her representa
tives will therefore be delayed in reaching
this country the races for the international
championships will be run on the last days
of the great meet August 1 1 and . 12.
A Beautiful Challenge Trophy.
The prize for the international races is
the gift of Henry L. Saltonstall. It is a
sterling silver cup, gold lined, and stands
twenty-eight inches high on a six-inch eb
ony base. The figure of Fame standing
upon a globe surmounts the ltd. The heads
of Bacchus and Mercury adorn the arms
of the urn, under which are American
eagles. The L. A. W. emblem is engraved
upon the back. The cup will be a perpet
ual challenge trophy, and the conditions
under which it will be competed for will
be determined upon by the racing board
of the league.
HE WOULDN'T WED FOR GOLD.
A Boston Man Whose Lore Seems of the
Detroit, April 3. After refusing an
offer of $100,000 for marriage from Mrs,
Hiller, the eccentric Massachusetts widow,
who recently wedded her French coach
man, Albert W. Ryerson, of Boston, ar
rived in this city Saturday to marry Miss
Vida Marsh, a local society favorite. Ry
erson says he had a narrow escape from
the machinations of the fair widow. He
says she offered him tlOO.OOO in cold cash
for his hand and further agreed to allow
him the sum of $200 a month for spending
money and agreed to will him the most
valuable portion of her estate if he mar
ried her and adopt the name of Hiller.
Miss Marsh, his fiance, is a bright and
pretty young lady with blue eyes and is
well known in Detroit social circles.
A Babe and Its Dead Mother.
Chicago, April 3. The body of a woman
was found near the Grand Trunk tracks at
Twenty-sixth' street and Stewart avenue
Saturday night. By her side was a boy
about 3 years old. The woman had evi
dently been struck by a passing train, as
her head was cut. The boy was too young
to talk plainly and could not tell his name,
lie kept ctll ing for his mamma.
MURDER FOR LOVE.
A Shocking Tragedy Ends Two
FAIR GIRL STUDENT SHOT TO DEATH
By the Hand of the Man Who Said He Loved
Her A Cold-Blooded and Premeditated
Crime Alleged Lon That Is a Libel on
True AfiTeetion The Criminal Attempts
Retribntion by Ending His Own Life
Kvanston. Ills, the Scene.
Chicago, April 3. The cowardly miscre
ant who thinks a desire to possess or a
will to murder is evidence of lore has again
given the press a startling tragedy to re
count. Thousands of curious men and
women passed and repassed the little
brown cottage in Evnston yesterday,
where the night previous was enacted
most dastardly crime. All day long
passers-by gazed at the house and sought
traces of the occurrence of Saturday night
when K. Ross Smith shot Kflie Clark and
then turned bis weapon upon himself, in
flicting a wound inhis temple from the ef
fects of which he died yesterday morning
In the Evanston police station. But all
traces of the murder and suicide had b ?n
removed. The ground in front of the
Louse upon which Miss Clark fell hail been
One Deadly Bullet Found.
The board sidewalk on which Smith's
life blood had flowed had been scrubbed
during the night and the two hoards from
which it had been impossible to efface the
stains were torn up and removed. The
only thing discovered was the bullet which
is supposed to have perforated Miss Clark's
body and fallen to the ground. This was
found lying in the dust by John Camp and
Was given to Rev. J. E. asson, of 713
Ayers court, in front of whose residence
the tragedy was enacted.
Threat Agaiuxt Miss Abernnthy.
The murder and suicide was the most
shocking event in Evanston's history. Miss
Lulu Abernathy, the only eye witness to
the shooting, was confined to her bed at
the home of Mrs. Allan Vane, corner of
Sheridan road and Davis street. She was
prostrated by the event. She was Miss
Clark's companion and faithful friend, and
in Ler it is said Miss Clark had one who
may yet die like. Ellie, for a man whom
she scarcely knew had become infatuated
with MissLulu, it is said, and had tried to
induce Miss Abernathy to marry him.
Failing in this the man stated that bo
would give her five years in which to con
sent to marry her, and if at the end of fivo
years she still refused he would kill her.
Love's Course Doesn't Run Smooth.
Miss Clark went to Evanston from Spo
kane Falls in September, entering the
freshman class at the Northwestern uni
versity. She had met Smith at an academy
at Spokane Falls, and at the age of 16 be
came engaged to him. Her faKier, how
ever, saw in young Smith the son of a
wealthy man without trade or profession,
kand on this account together with his
daughter s age, objected to the engage
ment. To separate tne couple and wean
the young woman's affect ions the girl was
THE GIRL INVITED HER FATE.
Breakiag of the Kngagenient Precipitates
Miss Clark and Smith were still engaged
after the young woman arrived in Evans
ton, and it was at her solicitation that he
came to the city to study medicine. He
arrived Dec. til and placed himself under
the care of n tutor and intended entering
the Chicago medical college. Miss Clark's
fat her was aware of Smith's presence in
the city, but he still objected to the mar
riage, and wrote letters to her frequently
asking her to break her engagement.
An Frgent Request from Her Father.
Three weeks ago she received a letter
more urgent than any before, and almost
demanding that her engagement be broken.
The letter was shown Smith and the par
ent's wishes acceded to. But Smith ap
parently could not give her up. Saturday
night he called at the Wasson home, where
she boarded, on the pretext of returning a
bundle of trinkets she had given him and
which he carried.
Lays in Wait for His Victim.
Shortly afterward F.ffie and Lulu went
out for a walk. JAfter Smith had left the
bundle he went to Mrs. Conrwwall's, at
T1S Ayers court, where he sat in the window
until he saw the two girls emerge from
the Wasson home. He followed, but the
girls entered a house on Maple street and
escaped him. Smith lay in wait and when
they returned he approached, and ac
companied t hem to the house at 712.
Murder as a Token of Love. "
There a private interview was asked and
refused, when Smith seized Miss Clark's
arm and drew his revolver. Miss Aber
nathy saw the weapon, made an effort to
prevent its use, and succeeded in loosen
ing Smith's grasp. The freed woman
dashed across the narrow grass plot in
front of the house, but before she had gone
six feet the miscreant's bullet had pierced
her back. Following, Smith caught her
when she was about to fall and placing his
weapon against her cheek fired the second
Winds Up His Own Lire.
Then he turned bis weapon upon him
self, firinjj two shots quickly into his head,
making but one wound. That Smith's
deed was premeditated there is no doubt.
He was conscious for a time after shooting
himself, and when asked why he did it,
"Several days ago I resolved to do this,
and tonight was the best opportunity I
could have. I knew that, and "
Here be faltered, tried to say something
more and at last sank back on the cot un
conscious. All Made Up Beforehand.
In a few moments his eyes opened and
his lips moved again.
"Yes, it was all made np beforehand," he
continued. -It was premeditated. So
iJJiie is dead? well, it's better anyway,
better for her and better for me. If I
hadn't killed her tonight I would have
done so the first time I Lad an onnortunit v.
and all because the wouldn't become my
uese were the last words that
Drowned In Lake Fontchartrala.
New Orleans, April 3. Four of a sail
ing party on Lake Pontchartrain were
drowned yesterday. The party was organ
ized by Thomas Kelly and consisted of five
women,' four men and a little girl, Kelly's
daughter. Kelly was a poor boatman and
the craft capsized. The following were
drowned: Agnes Flynn, Mary Flynn, Kflie
Kelly (Kelly's daughter), and Mrs. Mary
A. Kelly (Kelly's wife). E. C. Flynn,
father of the drowned sisters, is wild with
grief and has sworn that he will kill
Thomas Kelly on sight.
Had to Sne for His Prize.
Brazil, lad., April 3. A peculiar case
was tried in the circuit court Friday. Sam
Spaulding, a colored professional sprinter,
sued Samuel Seigel for tS0 stake money
held by Seigel as the purse in a race be
tween Spaulding and Harry McCloskey, a
professional sprinter of Illinois. McClos
key claimed the race on a technicality and
was awarded the money by the judges.
Spaulding warned Seigel not to turn over
the money. The court gave judgment to
plaintiff for amount claimed.
New French Cabinet Chosen.
Paris, April f. President Carnot has
asked M. Maline. a protectionist, to con
struct a cabinet and he has selected the
following, himself taking the ministry of
commerce: Charles Dupuy, interior;
Jacques L. Trairieux, justice; Raymond
Poincarre, finance; 'flugene Spuller, educa
tion; Francois Yiette, public works; Ad
miral Rieunier, marine and of the colonies;
Albert Yiger, agriculture; General Loisil
lou, war; M. Develle, foreign affairs.
Just Like a Plumber's Luck.
Millhury, Mass., April 3. James Fer
guson has received word that an uncle has
died in EdinLurg. Scotland, leaving a for
tune estimated at $10,000,000, and that his
direct heir will receive a proportionate
share. Ferguson is a hardware dealer and
plumber of Millbury and is well known in
A Representative Severely Hurt.
Washington, April 3. Representative
Hooker, of Mississippi, was thrown from a
cable car and severely injured Saturday.
He is improving and is now said to be out
of danger of death. His skull was not frac
tured, as at first reported.
nunal R-por' f -ily Treasurer.
Period endiDg April 1, 1893.
MthUenth street improvement..
Fif Ih avenue
Ninth sireet sewer
I'iiu if frqn.rj
Sevt nuen!h street Market square...
Seventeenth street sewer...
Sevtmh ward stwor
Third avenue mprcvement
Thtneeuih and Fourteenth St. sewer
Twenty fecoiul street sewer
Twentieth street improvement
Transferred to waterworks accoui.t.
Transferred to library account
. 11.S7T 61
... 12,774 IS
.. 13 30
.. U.S17 5i3
. .. 1.202 43
... f.Sfil f6
.. c.840 73
,.. 7.559 29
. . COM 93
. 12.434 05
.. 1.17 5S
. . 15.S43 tU
. . 44 SOS SO
. . l.r'sS 99
.. 8.070 30
... 4.403 31
. . 47,753 lfl
April 1 balance 40.6U1 S3
citv c em
J. K. Robinson, city collector 70,2cti 60
TownshiD collector 4!,7W H
W. i.. weenev. bridsre tolls 3.4S3 15
II C. Wivill. police magistrate 1.145 82
t'onnty treasurer.... 1.2:si 42
1 rausferred from waterworks account. . 3.000
W A T E K W O K K S ACCOUNT.
Paid on orders returned to City Clerk as
Transferred to General Fund 3.OO0
Balance 3.1S0 09
April 1 Balance
Dep. by City t lerk to April 1. ls'J3...
Transfeired from General Fund
It BLIO LIBKARI ACCOUNT.
Paid on orders returned to City Clerk as
i ar.i fii
4,650 f 3
April 1, Balance 25
Miss Gale, Librarian W 51
J. W. Welch. Secretary rwii
I rans ferred f rm General Fnnd 8.200
Kock Island, III.. April 3rd. 193.
T Phil Mitchell. Treasurer -f the City of Kock
Island, 111., do certify that the foregoing state
ment, is s. true and correct report of receipts and
disbursements for: the yearcsdin? April let,
1893 as. stows by my boota. i hil jutchul.
Subscribed and sworn to before me, this 3rd
day of April, A. V. 1893.
al. Notary Public.
RE YOU IN NEED?
Want a cook
Want a partner
Want a situation
Want to rent rooms
Want a servant gl
Want to sell a farm
Want to sell a bouse
Want to exchange an) thing'
Want te sell household goods
Want to make any real estate loans
Want to seli or trade for anything
Want to find customers for anything
VSK THESE COLUMNS.
young Smith was able to say, for he again
became uucouscious and remained so until
Cherokee Strip Will lie Opened.
Tahlequah, L T., April a The opening
of the Cherokee strip is an assured fact.
After a stormy debate which lasted all
Saturday the ratification of the amended
treaty was passed by both the house and
the senate of the national council. Chief
Harris wiU sign it at once and then noth
ing will remain to be done but to pay over
the money to the delegation which will be
appointed to visit Washington in accord'
ance with the terms of the bill. '
TtH B DAILY AKGCS DELIVERED AT YOUR
j. uoor evcrj ctcui u r-- .
ANTED SITUATION BY A YOUNG MAS
as bookkeep". Can speak German, Eng
lish and Swedish lanxuages. Address, T. U.,
YOUR WALL PAPER CAN BE CLEANED
and made to look fresh ad new. Save
money br frettiug it cleaned by . M. Kecse, sia
Kock Islaud street, Davenrort.
WANTID LAUIE3 OR VOING MEN TO
take Ugh-, pleasant woik at their own
homes; 1 1 to (4 per day can be quietly m'de:
work sect by mail; no eaovassipg .Address
Star.dtrd Manufacturing Co . L. B. 107 . Fram
ingbam.Mess. Enclose stamps. Mention Abbcs.
(P (T TO $15 PER DAY AT HOME eELLINO
2)0 Lightning Plater and plating jewelry,
watches. tab;e.are, &e. Plate of the Anest Jew
elry good rw,on ail kinds of metal, with gold,
tllver or nickel. No experience. No capital.
Eterr honse has (roods needlag plating. U. K
Doolen Ce., Columbus.
Driffill & Gleim
-Keeps the finest line of
IN THE CITY.
DRIFFILL & GLEIM
Under Harper H
The Furniture establishment of
is replete with all the novelties of the sea
son, purchased for cash from the best
known makers in Grand Rapids. Thev can
not only save you money, but give you new
and choice designs in Parlor and Chamber
Furniture, sideboards, tables,, chairs and
lounges. Thanking you for your patronage
they solicit an early call.
1625 and 1527
124.126 aad 12
Never before heard of prices,
At G. O. HUCKSTAEDT'S,
1809 and 1811 Second Avenue
EL HILL, 3?TI. G
Cor. Fourth ave., and Twenty-third street
C. J. W. SCHREINER,
Contractor and Builder,
1121 1123 Fourth avecne. Residence 1119 Fonrtb vitie.
Plans and specifications fnrnlshed on all classes o work; aleo acent for Vi.: : I
tidinc Blind?, something new, stylish and desirable.
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