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THE TV EDNESDAY, MAY 10, 1803.
Highest of all in Leavening Tower. Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
A Cold Water Banquet at the
STTMBEE OF TOASTS RESPONDED TO,
CThile the Guests Indulged in the Mi'. I
Dissipation of the Cigar Dedication !
the Vermont ISuiWling at Jackson Park
Programme of KxerrUes Denizens ol
Mitlway Plaisance Kxcitetl Orpr the
Chemical Hank Failure. ' '
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CHICAGO, May 10. Sons ami -ln-i-jhters
f the Green Mountain state to the number
of several hundred gathered h the Hotel
Endeavor neitx the World's Fair grounds,
the occasion being a reception to nil Xew
Englanrters in fpner;il and to the Vermont
members of the New England Press asso
ciation in Darticular. As the Kndeav r
hotel is strictly a temperance institution,
not even the traditional apples and hard
cider or the cider at least could
served, and he
banquet which followed
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the reception was of 'he fold water ";
riety. It iva n me rry niT.iir. however an '
neither trouble nor money was p-tred t
make it an enjoyabl.- orcisioti. Ti Wi
the Pres as-wiatior: in I the nn'inbor ''
its party therv were present the i!.ivprn-ir
of Vermont and his staff, m.iny pro-ni
nent men from the fireen Mountain stare
and a mimiier 'f distinguished trtiests con
nected with the World's Fair
Cigars Vr- Not ProJiiliteil.
The b-inr-r.et was an elaborate affair, and
when the cloth had been removed and the
cigars lighted President T.i. II. IVist-.-e, of
the Chicago Son- of Vermont, delivered a
formal speech of welcome, in which he re
ferred to th" love which Vernionters, no
matter how f ir away, bore to their native
state. 11" s-iid thiit evei y true son of Ver
mont would keep open hou-. during -the
World's fair for the entertainment of their
brethren of th" old commonwealth, am!
urged that the state s!i:::! i sen 1 Inr-i-i dele
gations to the bis show.
Didn't llomr Till Mnrnini;.
Colonel II. K. Parker, of the Bradford
Opinion, resp.itnled to the to is' -Th'- Ver
mont Press Association, and Kiitor
Grout, of the Newport Kxpress, spoko for
the "World's Columbian imposition. " A
number of e x posit ion cli iefs ot depart men t s
were hear 1 from in resiponse to toasts, mid
then Governor I-vi K. Fuller responded to
-Vermont in the Civil War." A. N. Wa
terman spoke for ' Vermont ers Abroad;"'
Colonel J. II. Goulding answered for "Ver
montcrs at Home," an! Or. I), K. Pearson
responded to "The U.-nefacror." Other?
who spoke were General .1. G. McCnHongh,
A.X.Swain and ex-Lieutenant iovernor
U. A. Woodbury. It. was well past mid
night when the party iispersed.
Dedication ff Veriiifnt's ICnilding.
The Vermont building in the exposition
was dedicated and t here were genuine down
east doings at the pretty little Pompeiian
strncturedown on the lake shore.The build
ing is one of the smallest of the state houses
on the ground, but whatever in may lack
in size it makes up in beauty and neatness.
It is built in the Pompeiian style, and is
m a aajr or ,mrr. . . x-j. oitarns, 01 tanno,
who is not often heard upon the floor.
jumped up to say: "1 know that this bank
has been in a rotten condition for months.
I have it from men who sold their stock
in the bank and from bankers who are con
nected with this exposition that the other
banks of Chicago had knowledge of the
Chemical bank's condition for two
The resolution was adopted. When
asked to say more about his charges,
Stearns informed a reporter that Commis
sioner Strong, cf Tennessee, had shown
him a letter from Banker Lyman J. Gage,
ex-president of the World's Fair, to the ef
fect that the Chemical bank was in a
shaky condition, and that all Chicago
banks believed the Chemical would not
last much longer. The Idaho commissioner
said he had met his brother and asked bim
how much of the bank's stock he had been
caught for. "I pulled out of that hole two
months ago," said his brother, adding that
the comptroller of the treasury knew the
bank was not in a sound condition at that
Stearns denounced the local directory of
the fair for allowing such a bank to open a
branch in the exposition with the knowl
edge which the bankers of .that body must
have possessed. Commissioner Woodward,
of Louisiana, said that he had some money
in the exposition bank which he wanted to
get, but all he got was the sight of a notice
posted on the door by the First National
bank informing foreigners who held letters
of credit that they would be honored at
Mr. Gage's bank.
There was the most excitement, so far ns
the fair grounds were concerned, in the
Midway Plaisance, where the Orientals
were in a terrible state of mind until con
vinced that they would Iosj nothing.
The paid admissions at the fair for the
day were 10,122.
The Isabella Quarter.
PlULADEI.riHA, May 10. Superintendent
Uosbyshell, superintendent of the mint,
expects to begin about Juris the striking
ff the new Isabella quarters, for which de
signs have been accepted. Forty thousand
pisces .ire to be turned out.
SIMPLY A FURTHER
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VERMONT'S CNIQCE r.riLDIKO.
only one stor high. Immediately in front
of the main circular hall is an open court,
in the center of which isa marble fountain.
On either side of the court is a reception
room divided Into two parts by a large
door. The large room opening upon the
court is surmounted by a dome.and will ac
c6nimodate about 400 guests.
Programme of Exercise.
The exercises began nt 10 o'clock, and
the following programme was observed:
Music, ladies' trio.
Formal assignment of the building to the expo
sition by Colonel A. F. Walker, of the
Acceptance of tho building on the part of
; the exposition by Director General
George R, Davis.
Music, ladies' trio. '
Address by Governor Levi K. Fuller.
Address by ex-Governor W. P. Dillingham.
Music, ladies' trio.
WORRIED OAER A BANK FAILURE.
The Chemical Difficulty Stirs Up the
The principal subject discussed at the
national commission meeting was the fail
ure of the Chemical bank. Gammon of
Oklahoma introduced a resolution calling
for the appointment of a special com,rryt
tee of six to investigate the affairs of " the
bank and report to the commission the ad
visability of allowing the bank to resume
business in the exposition grounds. Gam
mon declared that the officials of the bank
had told him that they intended to reopen
I Progress Toward Saager-
Gainesville. Gv. May 10. News of a
bloody encounter in which a man led a
band of desperadoes for the purpose o!
mobbing !"i. brother, has reached the city
f from Madison county. In Danielsvir.e
there lived two brothers named David an 1
Mark Ford. David is a notorious illicit
distiller, while Mark lives in town anil is a
member of thp church. A week ago David
lost his still, and accused his brother Mark
of having taken it. Later Mark was tol i
that his brother wanted to see him.
He went ov.r and walked olf with David
until he caught sight of a number of men
standing behind some trees, when he re
fused to go further, declaring that he was
being led into a trap. At this David cursed
him and fired nt him twice, inflicting fatal
wounds. Then the party of eleven men
who had been led there by David Ford
came out and the whole party began kick
iog and jumping vtp.in Mark, who is now
v Meeting ot the Y. M. . A.
IXMAXAroLls. May 10. Delegates are
thick in the city to the thirtieth interna
tional convention of the Y. M. C. A., which
began today. The meeting will extend
from the 10th to the 14th. There will be
an attendance of over 1,000 delegates from
nil over the world, and particularly of the
United States.' These meetings are held
biennially, and nt such times the plan of
work for each association is mapped out.
In the afternoon of one of the days of the
convention there will be a series of sepa
rate conferences to consider various de
partments of association work, such ns
state and provincial work, religious and
physical work, work among boys, college
students, railroad employes, non-English
speaking young men, commercial travel
Report of the Order of Muopabses.
Pout Ilunox, Mich., May m The re
port of the supreme commander of the
Maccabees for the biennial term ended last
December, submitted to the meeting of
tVio ciiriwimn font tlinU'tf n Tioni 1 w.ft li r etf
. 40.S2S outside of Michigan, a net gain in
f two years of 128 per cent. At that date
I the total amount of life benefits-was f 07,
j 004,000. The entire membership of the or
der throughout the country, including
Michigan, reaches 1 10,0'K).
Atlanta to Go to Nicaragua.
Wasiiixgtox, May 10. The cabinet
meeting was devoted chiefly to the condi
tion of affairs in Central and South Ameri
ca. The situation in Nicaragua according
to advices received by Secretary Gresham
is serious. It was decided at the cabinet
meeting to sent the Atlanta to Nicaragua
for the protection of American interests
and especially our rights in the iuter
ocenn ic canal now being built .
The Ileinterment of .lefl lavis.
IilCHMOND, Va., May 10. The pro
gramme for the reinterment of Jefferson
Davis' remains in Hollywood cemetery.
May 31, contemplates that the special train
leave New Orleans with the body May US.
The governors of the states through which
the funeral train will pass have been re
quested to meet at the .iues pf their re
spective fctate-j and escort it to the edge of
Gold Reserve Made Good Again.
Washington. May 10. The gold reserve,
which has for the past two weeks been be
low the limit, has been made intact again
by the west. Secretary Carlisle accepted
the gold offered from St Louis. Mo. 2,000,
000 which with the gold in the treasury
makes the total tlU),Mi,(KX). or $ 190, 000 free
Cor ion Game for a Strike.
Washington, May )0. One hundred and
sixty-two stone cutters are out on strike
in this city out of a total of 18" employed
hera The fight is really one between
workingmen, the stone -cutters, principal
grievance being that stone masons are em
ployed to set stone in place of stone cutters.
LIGHT ON A CRIME.
Fifteen Years Required to Un
earth the Truth'.' ...
A. ST0EY OP TWO-FOLD VILLAINY.
With the Object of Swindling a Life Insur
ance Company Out of 840,000 a Man Is
Murdered and His It oily Passed Off For
That of the Insured The Tangle of
Wickedness at Last Completely I'nrav
eled Xew York, May 10. John W. Ilillmon,
the hero and chief conspirator of the famous
"Ilillmon insurance swindle," of Kansas,
has been found. For fifteen years relatives
have been trying in the courts to prove him
dead in order to collect about $40,000 insur
ance on his life. It is said Ilillmon has
made a clean breast of the whole affair.
The story or the case involves the mur
der of an innocent man to provide a corpse.
wholesale perjury and a host of other
crimes. Ilillmon was 34 years of age wh n
he disappeared from Medicine Ladge.Kan.,
in 1878. He had always been a poor man.
and when it was found that he had left in
surance policies aggregating $40,000 the
suspicions of the companies were aroused
and they contested the claim of Ililimon's
alleged widow to the money.
The Vnee rtainty of Identification.
The corpse which was said to be Hill
mon's was identified by many supposedly
reputable witnesses, but when it was after
ward exhumed on the companv's order
Hillmon's neighbors declared that it was
not his, and his wife, in giving a descrip
tion of her husband, failed to describe th e
corpse. The company fought the claim on
these grounds. The case was tried three
times. The first and second time the jury
disagreed, and the third time a verdict was
returned In favor or the piaintut. Tew
evidence has been discovered that decided
the companies to argue for a new trial.
The Murder and Conspiracy.
On March17, 1S70, a man was shot and
killed in a desolate lumber camp on Crooked
creek, Kan., by John H. Urown, a partner
of Ilillmon, who claimed that the shooting
was accidental. lie notified a farmer near
by, who went with him to view the body.
The dead man's head lay near the lire, and
his head had leen burned, destroying his
features partly. Drown said the man was
Ilillmon, and the body was buried. Drown
afterward confessed that he had entered
into a conspiracy in December, lsTS, with
Ilillmon and Ix.vi l'.aldwin to defraud the
life insurance companies by insuring Ilill
mon s life.
How the Victim Was Obtained.
Daldwin was to furnish the money and
Ilillmon nnd Drown were to manage the
disappearance of the former. They start
ed for Wichita and on 1 he way picked up
a strange man named Joe Derkeley. Ihis
man. Drown alleged, was shot by Ilillmon,
who dressed the corpse in his own cloth'
ing and put his diary in his pocket. Ilill
mon put on Derktlev's clothing, and say
ing that there was "a corpse ready made"
to impersonate him. left the camp. He
told Drown that he would assume the name
of Marshall and lay low until they gjt the
money on the policies.
RUNNING DOWN THE CRIME.
Heal Name of the Murdered Man Disoov
eovered Trailing .'Irs. llillmnn.
After Drown had made this confession it
was discovered that he had lied. The dead
man was not Joe Derkeley, but Frederick
Adolph Walters, a young German cigar
maker of Fort Madison, la., who had gone
to Lawrence in 1S7S and disappeared about
the same time that Ilillmon did. This
brought the matter down to a plain case of
murder in which John H. Drown ami Ilill
mon were the principals, with Levi Dald
win and Mrs. Ilillmon as accessories be
fore the fact.
That was the condition of the case when
the argument for a new trial was made by
the insurance companies. In the mean
time Mrs. Ilillmon hail traveled much and
the companies concluded that by following
her they could find her husband. This clue
failed, as she married again. However.the
detectives employed by the insurance peo
ple kept steadily at work on t he case and
finally succeeded in running down the
principal in the swindle.
It is understood thut he consented readily
enough to make a clean breast orthe affair
in order to clear himself of the charge that
he had killed Walters. This crime, accord
ing to the detectives, he lays at Drown's
door. The latter has been kept under sur
veillance, and it is probable that all the
conspirators will be brought up on crimi
nal charges if the insurance companies
make good their claims regarding the
identity of the man who has bi-en identified
OUTRAGE AND SUICIDE.
The .Miscreant Kills Himself After His
Di:s Moi is, la., May 10. When Webb
Moon, who lives east of this city, went
home he found his wife unconscious. Her
clothing was torn, face bruised and evi
dences of a criminal assault after a severe
struggle. In the same room he found Dan
Stuart, a driver for the American Kxpress
company, dead with a. bullet in his brain.
Mrs. Moon probably will recover. Stuart
had killed himself aftsr his struggle with
Assignments of Methodists Itishopg.
CHICAGO, May 10. The meeting of Meth
odist bishops made the following assign
ments for the fall conferences: Central
Illinois, Fowler; Chicugo (German), Dow
man; Cincinnati, Hurst; Des Moines,
Mallalieu; Detroit, Bowman; Illinois, Fow
ler; Indiana, Foster; Iowa, Mallalieu;
Michigan, Bowman; northwestern Ger
man, Mallalieu; northwestern iudiana,
Joyce; northwestern Iowa, Mallalieu; St.
Louis (German), Walden; southwestern
Indiana, Warren; southern Illinois, Fow
ler; upper Iowa, Walden; western Wis
Blount Is Minister to Hoaolula.
Washington, May 10. Officiftls of the
state departmens confirm the predictions
heretofore made that ex-Representative
Blount would be appointed minister resi
dent to the Hawaiian islands. It is known
that. Mr. Stevens has been instructed to
forthwith turn over the legation to Com
missioner Blount, who has been appointed
Carlyle Harris' Statement.
ALBAKT, May 14 Carlyle W. Harris'
statement is published. It is a review of
the evidence presented to Governor Flower,
a declaration that his wife was a morphine
eater, which he says that evidence estab
lished. He closed with thanks to those
who had stood by him and a reiteration ot
Three more lynchings are recorded. The
place was Beardon, Ark; the victims ne
groes and t he crime robbery and attempted
murder. The assaulted man was not dead
when Judge Lynch had completed his
General Manuel Gonzales, ex-president
and one of the foremost men of Mexico, ia
dead. He leaves a wife, two sons and
$7,000,000, besides his brilliant record. II
was 73 years old.
The Iowa Supreme court has decided
that the state board of medical examiners
has the right to fix the standards of medi
cal colleges, a right that was antagonized
by the Iowa eclectic school.
Michael Davit t, anti-Parnellite membef
of the British house of commons who was
recently adjudged a bankrupt, has applied
Jor the Chiltern Hundreds.
The Catholic Knights of America are in
session at Chicago, and will attend to the
case of O'Brien, the defaulting Chatta
nooga treasurer of the order. Archbishop
Feehan, of Chicago, is the founder of the
knights. Delegates are present from forty
Obituary: At Baltimore, William H.
Stokes, aged 81; at Galesburg, Ills., Sam
uel Tucker; at Elkhorn, Wis., 'Squire Stan
ford, aged 74; at Berlin, Privy Counselor
von Bismarck, eldest brother of the ex
chancellor; at London, lit. Kev. William
Joseph Petro, member of the house of lords
and a domestic prelate to tho pope; at
Buckenberg, Germany, Prince Adolphus of
A route is being surveyed for an air-line
railway between Columbus, O., and Chi
cago. It is rumored that Armour and
Morris, the Chicago packers, are behind
St. Louis banks have turned over $2,200,
000 in gold to the United States treasury.
Bishop Whipple is seriously ill at Fari
Judge Preston at Cedar Rapids has ren
dered a decision largely curtailing the
Iowa kangaroo ballot law. The judge
holds that t is not necess ary that the bal
lots should be officially indorsed. Xeithet
is it necessary for the voter to use the bal
lots furnished by the state. In effect the
decision says that the law may be disre
garded so long as fraud is not resorted to.
Mr. Gladstone's name occupies twenty
pages on the new catalogue of the British
Museum; Tennyson's, fifty-seven.
The American sugar trust is reported to
have bought up the entire crop of Cuban
Pauline Markham fell into a hole in a
Cincinnati sidewalk and broke her left leg.
The sea serpent has escaped. The bullet
of the Provincetown fisherman only
stunned him and he revived and put to
Pilgrimages to Rome will be suspended
for three months on account of the preva
lence of influenza in the Kternal City.
John J. Shea, of Lima, O., has been paid
flo,020 for the loss of an arm while in the
employ of the Iake Erie and cstern road
as vard conductor.
George W. Stone, of Lansing, ex-stato
auditor of Michigan, has been appoint' d
receiver f r the Central Michigan Savings
bank of Ian-ing.
Kailway Conductors in Session.
Toi.kpo, ()., Mav 10. Several thousand
railroad men have gathered iu this city for
the purpose of attending the annual con
vention of railway conductors. The con
vention will remain in session for ten days
and many questions of importance to the
order will be considered. Governor Ale
Kinley made the welcoming speech at the
opening ot the convention.
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Dry Goods Company. Davenprit. I
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Keeps the finest line of-
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OUR ENTIRE STOCK OF-
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