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How It Was Set for the Gallant
Soldier Camming:.
Jfr. Wilson Didn't Allow th« Gam* to
Be Flayod Till th® Royal Sportsman
Came—Sensational Court Scenes.
Lo*i>ow. June 3.—There was still the
mme crowd of fashionable people present
this morning when the court opened to
i the trial of the baccarat case.
The Prince of Wales was in his nsual
place. Bir Charles Russell, the leading
counsel for defendants, commenced his ad
dress on behalf of his clients. There were
nine persons concerned in this melsncholy
business, said Sir Charles, all of whom
have known the platntifl (Cumming) for
many years. Plaintiff admitted that his ac
cusers were acting conscientiously in this
matter, and the jury would find it impos
sible to believe that those persons were
mistaken in regard to the character of
plaintiff's condact on the nights of the
f»th and 9th of September. Plaintiff
had admitted that they were all
persons of honor and honesty, and
having made charges they adhered to
them, and plaintiff had not asked to be
confronted with either of his accusers.
The objections to secrecy came from Licett
flreen, who asked that the matter be
thrashed out, then an<j( there, in order to
avoid the possibility of the plaintiff's after
ward repudiating the charges. Plaintiff
had signed a degrading, humiliating docu
ment, and he did not take steps to bring
his slanderers to justice until he found
himself in another tight place. Then he
turned upon those who had been quiet and
prepared to keep their agreement, though
in their eyes he was a dishonest man.
With this remark Sir Charles seemed to
rake up another line of argument, for he
said, looking earnestly at the jury: "And
now how about the three principal actors
and plaintiff's action in regard to them.
!>o you, gentlemen of the jury, doubt that
plaintiff knew that each of those gentle
men declared him guilty ? He knew that
in their eyes he was no longer in the cate
gory of honorable men. Was it conceiva
ble that an honorable man under such cir
cumstances should bear such an odious
burden upon him?" Defendants would tell
the jury that their mouths remained
closed in this matter until January 7,
Ifl&L four months after the baccarat games
at Tranbycroft. When Sir William made
Rn attempt through Berkeley Levett, one
of the witnesses, to secure modifications
or withdraw the charges, defendants de
clared that they were prepared to sub
stantiate thechf.rges which they had made
against Sir William Gordon Cumming.
Sir Charles Russell then laid special
stress upon the peculiar circumstances
under which the action was brought and
referred at length to the interview which
Sir William had with Lieutenant Levett,
who was a subaltern in plaintiff's regi
ment. and who, being asked by Sir Will
iam to do what he could with Mrs. Arthur
Wilson in regard to the baccarat scandal,
replied that he could not disbelieve his
own eyes, though, he added, he would
gladly do anything for the sake of Sir
William and for the sake of the regiment
to which they belonged. "Plaintiff's con
duct," Sir Charles continued, "at no
stage of this distressing story, has been
the conduct of an innocent and honorable
man. Would an honorable man have laid
quiet under the charges made against the
plaintiff or signed the confession which
plaintiff signed ?" Counsel for defendants
then said the suit was brought only when
plaintiff failed in his efforts to secure his
retirement on half-pay from the army.
Sir Charles dilated upon the innocent
character of the Tranbycroft card party
and the mild character of the baccarat
games played there, saying one of the sat
isfactory results of this case has been the
dissipation of the absurd notions which
have been formed in regard to the occur
rences at Tranbycroft. At the request of
Sir Charles Russell, models of the whist
tables used each night in Tranbycroft in
September for playing baccarat, in default
of the regular baccarat tables, with the po
sitions of the players especi&lly marked
upon them, were produced. Sir Charles
also caused the jury to be shown photo
graphs of the rooms at Tranbycroft, where
the now historical games of baccarat were
played. The jurymen examined these ex
hibits with a great deal of care, asked
questions about the game, the tables and
positions of the players, etc., and conferred
with each other upon several points which
were raised by the production of the ex
hibit. *ir Charles also dwelt upon the in
tricacies ot the came and explained to the
jury that from the positions which, as
they could see from the tables, the players
occupied, it was utterly impossible for wit
nesses to be mistaken as to the conduct
with which Sir William was'charged.
It was noticed that the Prince of Wales
and Sir William Gordon .Cumming fol
lowed Sir Charles' speech with great at
tention and deep interest. In describing
trie events which took place Sir
Charles said Arthur S. Wilson witnessed
repeated acts of cheating on the part of
Sir William Gordon Cumming. and that
when he (Wilson) turned to Levett and
whispered, "Cumming is cheating," the
latter (levett) replied: "Nonsense, you
are mad." "But," added Sir Charles
Berkeley, "Levett, after receiving this
< ommunication, had been attentive to the
game, watched Sir William play and saw
t.»r himself that what Arthur Stanley Wil
son had said was true. After the play was
over Wilson told his mother, Mrs. Arthur
Wilson, and Mr. and Mrs. Licett fireen of
v hat he had seen while Cumming was
paying, and they agreed on the fol
lowing night to have for the bac
carat playing a properly marked
t.ible with a line upon it beyond which the
payer's stake must be placed." Continu
ing. Sir Charles said: "Papers which
had been drawn up in regard to the bacca
rat scandal said that the plaintiff should
be watched. Beyond the marked table,
however, there was no concert of action of
any kind, but all who knew the story of
the previous day's play, and Sir William's
actions, saw the latter repeat the actions
complained of."
Renewed interest was shown upon the
part of the most attentive audience gath
»red in the court of the queen's bench,
when Arthur Stanley Wilson, son of the
millionaire owner of Tranbycroft, and a
leading stockholder in the well-known
Wilson line of steamers, plying between
Hull, Ixmdon, New York and many other
-orts, entered the witness box as the first
witness for the defense. Wilson testified
to the fact that on the first night of the bac
carat playing at Tranbycroft in September
ast he saw a mi counter representing £3O
on a piece of paper in front of Sir William
t.onion Cumming. When the letter's
tableau won. Sir William had his
hands in front of him. and he
also had another £5 counter in his richt
hand. The baronet, according to the wit
ness, then looked at Sir Edward Somer
set's hand, and seeing that he held a nat
ural and court card he (Sir William) at
once dropped the £5 counter from his
rght hand and was paid on both of his
counters he had thus placed on the table.
This evidence was given by Wilson with
uui any hesitation, and in a manner winch
seemed to impress the jury, end which de
cidedly impressed the audience, ceasing *
great sensation in the court-room.
The court adjourned for lunch in the
midst of this testimony, and the Prince of
Wales again honored Chief Justice and
Lady Coleridge and her party with his
presence at luncheon, while such celebri
ties as Lords Coventry and Somerset and
General Owen Williams, who had failed to
bring luncheon, which their better bal
lasted friends had provided themselves
with, had to fight for refreshments for
themselves and the ladies of their party
aroand the public house bars of the neigh
borhood, which were packed to suffocation
by the common herd.
After lunch, Wilson continued his testi
mony, relating how he talked with Levett
the first night the cheating was discov
ered, and how the latter was overcome by
the knowledge that the lieutenant colonel
of his own regiment (Cumming) had been
caught cheating at cards. Wilson also told
his mother, who said: "Forgoodness sake,
don't have a scandal here."
The next night all watched, and dis
tinctly saw Camming cheating on two oc
casions during the night When the dis
closures were made £he Prince of Wales
questioned Cumming and others, and
Green asked to be confronted with the
Young Wilson, dnring the cross-exam
ination, was not materially shaken in hit
testimony. He said he had no occupation
and that he had been at Cambridge for a
year, "but," he added, "my father thought
it only a waste of time, my staying there."
Roars of laughter greeted this admission.
He said baccarat was played at Tranby
croft in 1889, but his father objected to it,
and it was not played again until the
Prince of Wales' visit, in September,
1890. Yonng Wilson, with dra
matic effect, repeated Sir Will
iam Gordon Cumming's attitude
and motions at the card table, to show
how the cheating was done, then repeated
his [Wilson's] interview with Levett;
how "My dear chap" appealed to "My
dear chap," and both agreed that
"This is too hot." Wilson distinctly
denied the existence of a compact
to watch Sir William Gordon Cum
ming during the second night's play,
and said he could not imagine how a state
ment to that effect got into General Wil
liams' aftairs.
•John Tonnj Brown Nominated for Gov
ernor bjr Hia Pretty Daughter.
New York Letter.
A pretty story goes with the nomination
of John Young Brown, to be the Demo
cratic candidate for governor of Kentucky
in the coming campaign. The nomina
tion was made last week, and, according to
a Kentucky man, who was at the Fifth
Avenue hotel today, the beginning of the
boom for Mr. Brown was made by his
daughter, a pretty girl of 18 or 20 years.
This is the story:
Mr. Brown was in politics in his earlier
life, and ably represented a district of the
Blue Grass state in congress. 'After serv
ing with credit he declined to accept a re
nomination and settled down to the prac
tice of law.
He said at the time that he was done
with politics, for he coald not afford to de
vote the best years of his life to office-hold
ing. For years he kept to his determina
tion, and, although personally popular all
over the state and standing high in the
councils of his party, he would neither ask
nor accept any place within the gift of the
people. But he has a daughter, who was
a little girl when he was in congress, and
while he has been practicing law she has
been growing to be a woman and has
fallen desperately in love with her father.
She is devoted to him and is very at
tractive, with all the spirit and beauty of
the traditional Kentucky girl. She was
ambitious, not alone for herself, although
the social prominence that would neces
sarily come to the family of one who held
a high office was to her liking, but she
wanted her father to shine among the
public men of the state once more. She
begged him to become a candidate either
for a state office or for congress, and
brought all her fine persuasive powers to
bear upon him in that direction. She
waged an incessant campaign, but he put
her off, joking her upon her ambitions and
declaring at the Bameftime that he had had
his day in politics when she was a little
girl and he must stay at home now and
practice his profession.
But she gave him no peace, and each
morning at breakfast she bewitched him
with her arguments. At last he said he
could not resist her appeals, but he had
not the time to worn up a boom; he
would leave that to her. lie told her to
outline the initial campaign and start him
on the mad for any office as to her seemed
best. Then he laughed at her and went
to his law office for the day. Next morn
ing at breakfast the lair campaigner
handed him a sheet of delicate note paper,
on which she had written a note ready for
his signature. It was an announcement
that the undersigned was willing to be
come a candidate for governor. He
laughed at her and signed the document.
He did not know just how serious the
affair was getting, but he had promised his
daughter and he kept his word like a true
Kentucky man. That day the young iadv
took the note to Louisville, and with ft
went to the editorial rooms of the Courier-
Journal and to Mr.Watterson's own office.
She showed him the note and explained
that her father had promised to be a can
didate, partially because she had asked it.
The letter bearing his signature was
documentary evidence. Editor Watterson
was charmed. He was the personal and
political friend of Mr. Brown, and if any
thing had been wanting to insure his sup
part of his candidacy the young iady cap
tured him. The romance of the "affair
pleased him. "If John Young Brown says
he will be a candidate and vou are his
daughter, he will get the support of my
paper," said the editor, ana the young
t iaay went away happy.
She went home the" next morning and
told her father that she had his campaign
well started, and insisted, with laughing
eves, that he must not recede a bit from
the pledge he had made. She wanted him
to lie one of the men whom all Ken
tuckians honor, and to be in a position
such as she knew he deserved. t>he did
not tell him just how she had started his
boom, but said it was in good condition,
and she would see that it was brought out
in proper time.
kentucksans say that the backing of
Watterson and his paper for any man for
state office before the conventionisasgood
as the nomination, and the nomi
nation by a Democratic convention
is as good as an election in that
state. The pretty politician knew
this, apparently, for she told her
lather with a serious look that she had
him a!readv nominated. A few days later
when Mr. Watterson in an editorial an
nounced that Mr. John Young Brown had
contented to be a candidate for governor,
and that his nomination would be a wise
one. A.I Kentucky Democrats took it as an
official declaration. Mr. Watterson kept
his promise and supported Mr. Brown.
There is no evidence that the latter
showed any disposition to withdraw from
his position. At any rate he did not do
so. He accepted the situation. His
daughter was as happy as the dav is long,
and trusted to the natural course "of events
and her father's popularity to bring him
his nomination. The Democrats of the
convention did their part of the story and
secured a good candidate for governor and
probably made one voting ladv happier
than she ever was in Wr life before, when
they nominated John Young Brown last
Friday afternoon.
Noah Made the Ark Light on Ararat.
H esthoro
Inrnndfwnis are a <x»inpar&tiT*ir mod
ern indention, hut ark lighu were in use
•t the time of the dood.
The Insurgents Bejoiee Over the
Runaway's Escape.
How a Rebel Warship Fat to Flight a
Government Fleet That Bore Down
I'poa Her to Sink Har.
N*w Yoek, Jane 3.— [Special.]—The
Herald't correspondent at Iqoiqne, Chile,
cables the following nnder date of June 3:
The excitement and rejoicing caused here
by the news that the United States cruiser
Charleston had arrived at Callao, Peru,
without having so much as caught sight
of the insurgent * transport Itata
was as nothing compared to the
sensation and enthusiasm created to
day when word was received
that the Itata had arrived at Tocopilla.
Immediately upon hearing thia welcome
intelligence the insurgent authorities sent
back orders to the commander of the Itata
to lose no time in coming to this port.
It is therefore believed that the Itata
will arrive here tomorrow. An ovation
awaits her and her captain and crew. The
pursuit of the transport by the cruiser
Charleston has been naturally followed
with tbe keenest interest by the inhabit
ants here. The dispatch from the Itata's
commander was very brief.
The correspondent further says: We
shall have to await her arrival here to
learn the details of her famous run from
San Diego. lam informed, however, that
the commander of the Itata reports that
he did not see any trace of his pursuer. It
is still generally believed here that the
Itata made transfer of her arms
and ammunition to the Esmeralda off
the Mexican coast.
VALPARAISO, April 30.—[By steamer to
New York, June 3.] —Chanaral, a few hun
dred miles north of this port, was the
scone on April 24 of another battle, which
resulted in the sinking of one merchant
bark and the defeat of a government flo
tilla by the insurgent cruiser Magallanes.
On the morning of the 24th three gov
ernment men-of-war were discovered
by the lookout of the Magallanes
coming into the bay from the north
east. The flotilla was divided and was, on
coming toward the Magallanes, at half
speed, the Condell on the starboard side,
the Sargeant Aldea on the port, and the
Lynch nearly bow on. They formed a
triangle, with the opening of the angle to
ward the Magallanes. When the govern
ment gunboats attacked the Magallanes
she could only work her forward batteries
and light Hotchkiss guns, while her heavy
stern guns coald not be broght to play.
She was in a very disadvantageous
position, as early in the fight the
Sargeant Aldei swept her port side,
while the Condell did the same for the
starboard. Exposed as she was to the
raking fire of the Sargeant Aldea and the
Condell, the Magallanes made every shot
tell. One of her shells carried away the
smokestack of the Lynch, and killed over
twenty men, and the Sargeant Aldea was
nearly blown to pieces. Both her masts
were gone, her smokestack was on a level
with her deck, and the pilot house and offi
cers' cabins were badly smashed. The
Lynch fired a torpedo at the Magallanes.
It came straight for her bow, but
by a singular coincidence, a huge cannon
ball dropped into the water, causing a
swell which changed the direction of the
torpedo. The diverted torpedo came up
to the hark Bertha, all the hands of the
latter vessel being on deck watching the
battle, when suddenly an explosion took
place right under their vessel. The
Bertha began to sink, and in a few min
utes disappeared from view, only her
masts showing. The crew managed to es
cape in boats and by swimming.
» Only two persons were killed. The Con
dell kept up an incessant fire on the
Magallanes, and she, in order to bring all
her broadsides to bear on the Condell,
turned about. The Lynch then began a
fusilade from her guns, blowing the yard
arm of the cruiser into the sea. At the
end of the yard-arm was a flag. In a
moment one of the gunners sprang
overboard and seized the yard-arm, and
catching hold of ropes which were
thrown to him from the ship, he was
soon standing on the deck, holding onto
the dripping flag. This action caused the
revolutionists to fight with more vim, and
it was soon evident that the pace was too
hot for the government vessels. The
Condell gave the signal, and at full speed
the flotilla put to sea. They continued
using their guns, though with little effect.
The Magallanes gave chase as best she.
could, but, seeing it was useless, returned
to Chanaral.
Jerry Simpson No Longer Pictnreaque.
Washington City Letter.
Jerry Simpson is losing his radiance as
a star. He no longer draws as he did when
he first bulged into this town in all his
native weirdness. With his home-made
raiment, his cowhide brogans, his dishev
elled eye and his hair in tine frenzy roll
ing, Jerry was worth the price of admis
sion at all times. Here in thjs thrice-holy
Mecca of cranks he was an infinite delight,
a well-spring of joy, a never-failing sweet
ness. But he has been to New York. In
toxicated by his tirst installment of salary,
he dew upon the wings of the vestibuled
limited to great Gotham, pat up at the
Windsor, had his hair mowed by
a clipper, hobnobbed with Henry
Georee. lunched at Delmonico's,
bought socks, put on patent
leather shoes, and, in short, emerged
from his nicturesque chrysalis a cheap,
common-place, half-groomed, imitation
dandy. His day is over. He continues to
talk to reporters, but nobody cares what
he says. He imparts his intentions for
next winter, but nobody listens. Even the
audiences of strong-minded women upon
whom he could once count with certainty
have deserted him. Jerrv Simpson in ilf
titting. slop-shop tinery is no longer a
drawing card.
What Kept Him Down.
Chicago Tribune.
"Five years ago that seedy man who
just turned the corner was "one of the
most prosperous young dentists in the
"What's the matter with him now?
"Drink? No. He married ir.to a fam
ily of thirteen daughters."
"J. «*• It was an unlucky number.''
"Inluckv? Well, ves. His sisters-in
law are all unmarried and he has to do
their dental work for nothing."
A Pretty Small Man.
Detroit Free Presfe.
' I say, Bill," said one of Mr. Skinnem's
workmen to another, "w'at's that the
Scriptur' says about its being easier fer a
rich man to go through the eye ol a needle
than to get into heaven?"'
• I dunno. Somethin' like that."
"Wall, ole Skinuem won't have anv
trourue. He could crawl through the eye
of a needle with his overcoat on "
The Homely bnt 1 seful Girl.
E;ia Wheeler Wilcox in 1-adies Home Jooraal.
The "useful" girl is not noticeable in
any way. Everybody makes use of her
and everybody likes her. She has no ene
mies and no lovers. Women like her very
much, and men speak highly of her when
she is brought to their attention in some
way; but they never think about her
voluntarilv. -They appreciate her highly
when she helps them out of a corner, an<l
thank her cordially, and then forget her
until they need- her again. She is not apt
to marry, for men do not care for useful
girls before marriage. She can sew, get a
dinner if need be, amuse children, assist
in getting up entertainments for other
people to participate in, and she is an ex
cellent nurse, and reads aloud well, and
rings a little—enough to rock a child
asleep or to help out a chorus. Bbe is
like the green "everlasting" or old
fashioned "live-forever" plant—scentless
and not beautiful, yet indispensable in a
Once on a time a friend ol mine prevailed cm me
to go
To see the dazzling splendors of a sinful ballet
And after we bad revelled in tbe saltatory sights
We so right a neighboring cafe for more tangib.e
When I demanded of my friend what viands be
„ preferred,
He quoth: "A large cold bottle and a small hot
Fool that I was, 1 did not know what anguish
« w bidden 11m
Within the morceau that allures the nostrils and
the eyes!
Tnars is agloatous candor in an honest quart of
wins w
A certain inspiration which I cannot well de-
How it bubbles, how it sparkles, how its gurg
ling seems to say:
'Corns, on a tide of rapture let me float your
soul away I"
But the crispy, steaming mouthful that Is spread
upon your plate—
How it discounts human sapience and satirizes
You wouldn't think a thing so small could cause
the pain and aches
That certainly accrue to him that of that thing
To me, at least (a guileless wight!), it never once
What horror was encompassed in that small hot
Ob, what a bead I had on me when I awoke next
And what a firm conviction of Intestinal decay!
What seas of mineral water and bromide 1 ap
To quench those fierce volcanic fires that rioted
And, oh! the thousand solemn, awful vows I
plifjMesi tam
Never to tax tny system with a small hot bird
The docter seemed to doubt that birds could
worry people so,
But, bless bim! since I ate ths bird, I guess I
ought to know!
The aciaous condition of ray stomach, so he
Bespoke a vinous irritant that amplified ray
And, ergo, the causation of the thing, as he in
Was the large cold bottle, not the small hot bird.
Of course I know it wasn't, and I'm sure you'll
say I'm right
If ever it has been your wont to train around at
•How sweet is retrospection when one's heart is
bathed in wine,
And before its balmy breath how do the ills of
life decline!
How the gracious juices drown what griefs
would vex a mortal breast.
And float the flattered soul into the port of
dreamless rest!
But you, O noxious pigmy bird! whether it be
you fly
Or paddle in the stagnant pools that sweltering,
festering lie—
-1 curse you and your evil kind for that you do
me wrong,
Engendering poisons that corrupt my petted
muse of song;
Go, get thee hence, and nevermore discomfit me
and mine—
I fain would barter air thy brood for one sweet
draught of wine!
So, hither come, O sportive youth! when fades
the telltale day-
Come hither with your fillets and your wreaths
of posies gay!
We shall unloose the fragrant seas of seething,
frothing wine
Which now the cobwebbed glass and envious
wire and corks confine,
And midst the pleasing revelry the praises
shall be heard
Of the large cold bottle, not the small hot
Eugene Field.
It Ought to Bo Familiar.
Brooklyn Life.
Gentleman (who has engaged colored
hack man to drive him from the station to
the hotel)— Say, uncle, what's your name?
Driver—My name, sah, is George Wash
Gentleman—George Washington! Why,
that name seem* familiar.
Driver—Well, fo' de Lawd's sake. I
should think it ought to. Here I been
drivin' to this station lo' 'bout twenty
years, sah.
Chicago's Wealthy Citizens.
City Treasurer Kiolbassa, ot Chicago,
furnishes this list of bondsmen, represent
ing a money value of over $15,000,000: P.
P. Okoniewski, J. Dombroski, Joseph Bet
eyer, M. Linda, Thomas Jvrolik, Dvank
Matz, J. Klosowski, M. Mirtewski, Joseph
Dziewior', J. Arkerzewski, F. Nowazewski,
A. Jendrzezek, John Korlas, Jakob Mucha,
John Czaja, V. Kubicka, V. Bardonski and
J. Paskiewicz.
An Accommodating Stove.
Sew York Sun.
'"That gas stove is a dandy," said the
agent. "You can use it for heating pur
poses in the winter—make your house
warm as toast—and then in summer you
can cook with it."
"But it would be hot in summer," said
the customer.
"Oh. no," returned the agent, "it hardly
gives out any heat at all."
An Irreaistable Plea.
Mr. Morrison Essex—How was it, Pat,
that yoa did not come to the station to
meet me ?
Pat—Well, sor—ye see, sor, I was
dhrivin' the mishtress out, an' I cudn't be
in two places at wan toime, sor—unless
I was thought)—a Dave Hill,
Evidently False.
Mrs. Grogan—lt's funny thim Chinese
kin never say the sound of the letter "r."
So my Dinny do be tellin' me.
Mrs. Hogan—Wid all respect fer yous,
Mrs. Grogan, vour Dinny do be a bit of a
liar. How could the havthen ask for his
rice or his rats —which, 1 am told by thim
that knows, is pfwat they lives on—tell
me that, now ?
Religion and Fashion.
New York Herald.
Millicent—Have you left Dr. Ritual's
Madge—Temporarily; I can't go until
these tight-titting dresses go out of style.
Millicent —How's that?
Madge—Why, in the high church ser
vice there is "so much kneeling that it
makes one's skirt bag at the kness.
And the Wind Blew.
Philadelphia Times.
"I understand they have discovered the
original man through whose whiskers the
wind blew."
"Who was it?"
An Idea.
New York Sua.
Clara—My physician has advised me to
§o to Germany for my complexion, and I
on't want to go a bit. I was there only
last vear.
Maude—Why don't you have it sent
Out of Sorts
I* a feeliag peculiar to persons of dyspeptic ten
dency, or it may he cansed by thing# of cltinate,
season or life. The stomach I* oat of order, the
head aches or does not feel tight, appetite is ca
pricicas. the cerres sees* overworked, the mind
Is confased and irrttabla. This condition finds aa
excellent correct!re In Hood's Sarsaparilla. which,
by its regulating and toning powers, soon restore*
harmony to the system, and give# that strength
of mind, nerves, and body, which makas one feel
perfectly welL N. B. Be sure to get
Hood's Sarsaparilla
(told by aH druggists. fl;sixforf.V Prepared only
by C. I. HOOD A CO., Apothecaries. Lowell, Maw,
, 100 Doses One Dollar
Not the State University, . , j
. . . . Seattle University Is BuildinJ
ACROSS LAKE WASHINGTON. THEY have all the land they want, and money, too. They are at
now. It's not in the fntnre. We have platted the University Acre Tracts, jnst hack of the campus, «y )
are sellinsr them for 8150. We own them, so will make you easy terms. This is for an acre of good, 1«m
land that's easily cleared and of the best soil to be fonnd. That's not all; the Northern Pacific B»hrw
runs within 100 yards of them, so that it will always be easy to come and go. They are only
minutes' walk from the wharf. Boats ran half honrly. Call and go over and see the property any maraS
between 9 and 10 o'clock.
OPEN EVENINGS. 25 and 26 Schenerman Block, Front and Chem
DON'T • MISS • IT. if
Wind, Rain and Lightning Ter
rify the People of Ohio.
Throe Persons Were Killed by the Sonth
Dakota Tempest—Blowing Great
Guns on Lsk« Superior.
CLEVELAND, 0., June 3.—The whole of
Northern Ohio has been deluged during
the last forty-eight hours. In this city
one inch of rain fell yesterday, and this
forenoon between 11 and 12 o'clock, .61 of
an inch of rain fell inside of seven min
utes, the streets being turned into rivers,
the water running over the sidewalks
and on the lawns in some places. The
Superior street cable line was blocked by a
washout of sand which covered the track
to a depth of four feet for about thirty
yards. The sewers were flooded, and in
Forest street, water undermined a big
water pipe, causing it to break, which
added greatly to the flood.
At Lima there was a tornado last night,
doing great damage to buildings and the
crops. A young man named A. M. Ben
nett, near Cavett, was crushed by a falling
At Salem, 0., lightning struck and shat
tered the steeple of the Presbyterian
church. The storm was frightful, hail
stones breaking windows and door panels
in houses and stores.
Fifteen windows in a passenger car on
the Wheeling <fc Lake Erie road wore
broken, the headlight smashed and a hole
knocked in the roof of the cab.
In Cleveland lightning struck the Wil
mot hotel and jumped from there to the
trolly wire of an electric street road,
severely shaking the occupants of a pass
ing car and damaging the machinery of
the motor.
CINCINNATI, June 3.—The Commercial
Gazette's specials report a serious storm
throughout Indiana and Ohio this evening.
At La Porte, Ind., King <t Field's ware
house was unroofed and damaged f.50,000.
At New Philadelphia, 0., a storm of rain
and hail and wind greatly damaged crops.
Lightning struck a schoolhouse but no one
was seriously hurt.
At Seymour, Ind., a tornado tore up
trees, demolished an ice factory, and blew
away the third story of the high school
building, but fortunately no one was in
At Falmouth, Ky., James Austin's barn
was wrecked and his 16-year-old daughter
At Saiina, 0., a church and several
houses were wrecked. Minor damage is
reported from many other points.
Over 4.000 people went to the Estonia
races today and were soaked through with
a heavy rain. Just before the races began,
a hurricane struck the grand stand, in
which there were 3,000 people, one-third
women. The sheds outside the race
course were picked up and strewn clear
across the roadway of the track, 200 yards
away. Blinding sheets of water,
driven by a forty-mile an hour hurricane,
drenched everybody. The wind toppled
the upper seats over and rolled them
toward the front. Then, among the
screams of the women, a wild rush Was
made for the broad central stairway that
leads to the plaza in front of the stand. A
brave man rushed into the crazy crowd
and averted a calamity. The crowd went
down safely to shelter under the stand.
Many women fainted. Half an hour later
the wet crowd was sitting on the benches
watching the races. No casualties are re
WATKRTOWX, 8. D., June 3.— The report
of three fatalities caused by yesterday's
cyclone has been continued. Humors of
other deaths northeast of here have come
in. but were not credited. The property
loss in the city is slight, being confined to
buildings and outhouses, i
CHICAGO, June 3.—This afternoon a
frame building on the West side, built on
posts, collapsed without warning. Beneath
it half a dozen men were carousing, and
John Bahill, William Schwartz, George
Schwartz and Gus Schwartz were killed,
and others painfully injured.
WEST SCPEBIOR, Wis., June 3.—One of
the worst gales of the season swept across
I.ake Superior today. At the entry to
Superior bay the waves ran thirty and
forty feet high, breaking over the light
house at the mouth of the entrance. Three
vessels are riding at anchor outside the
harbor, not daring to venture into port to
pass through the canal. But one life was
lost off the schooner Mayflower which went
down last night, but additional fatalities
will result from severe bruises and ex
posure sustained by others of the crew.
WATIHOO, la., June 3.—A Tery heavy
wind and hail storm prevailed last night
in Mount Vernon and Bennington town
ships. this county. Rye and small fruits
were damaged considerably. Many large
trees were broken off, and the roads are
almost impassable from broken trees and
hedges. The county suffered considerable
loss in Bennington by the washing away
of innumerable small bridge* and culverts.
It is impossible to form any estimate of
the damage with the information obtaina
ble tonight.
Special 60 Day Sabj
OF fl
The new spring and summer goods are crowdiagwlt
shelf room, and we propose to give out SIO,OOO wtk#
Boots and Shoes at a price that will make room fort
When we say "At a Price," you know it means lon
than your fondest hopes could expect. WE WAFIfc
The low price of the old stock will be the best introdiiii
for our new goods.
Early Monday Morning the Sale Begift
If any lady in the city wants desirable goods this week at
away below their actual value, that's what she ran And at onr
lishment. Very true we have nothing old or damaged, or bnH§
but what we want is the public to examine our prices for new #
desirable goods, and then compare them with the prices of to
damaged goods before purchasing.
NEW THIS WEEK—-Ladies' Knit Und«
wear, Ladies' Hosiery, Parasols, S3
Lisle Gloves and Mitts, Corsets, Etc, Eji
Looking out over the many homes of this country, we see
of women wearing away their lives in household drudgery that migttPf
materially lessened by the use of a few cakes of SAPOLIO. If an
is saved each time a cake is used, if one less wrinkle gathers upon theft®
because the toil is lightened, she must be a foolish woman who
hesitate to make the experiment, and he a churlish husband who vfljj
grudge the few cents which it costs.
If your grocer sends you anything in place of SAPOLIO, *
back and insist upon having just what you ordered SAPOLIO aWSj
gives satisfaction. On floors, tables, and painted work it acts IjjjH
charm. For scouring pots, pans, and metals it has no equal. Every®*
shines after it, and even the children delight in using it in their atteflP|
to help around the house.
IF" Grocers oft*n substitute cheaper goods for SAPOLIO to males a
Send back such articles and Insist on having just what you ordered.
iHHMKJ apaaese Good*
TEA aptx> COFfB®.

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