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Thousands of His -Neighbors,
Irrespective of Politics,
Turn Out to
The Democratic Nominee for Vice
President Opens Bis Campaign.
Bemarkable Eeception Tendered the
Tail of the Ticket at Bloomington
The Master of Ceremonies Was Twice
Defeated for Congress by Mr. Steven
eon liocal Pride Throws Politics to
the Winds Kontuckians Also Honor
the Man Who Was Born In Their
State Mrs. Cleveland Making New
Friends by Her Tender Care of Baby
Ruth Congratulations Continue to
Pour in Upon Both Candidates From
Homo and Abroad.
Bloomikgtos', III., June 21 To say
tbat Bloomington is wild with joy at the
nomination of its distinguished citizen for
the Vice Presidency does not half describe
the situation. Since the news that the
nomination was made was telegraphed here
byMis Julia Scott to her mother, it has
been one continued uproar of hilariousness.
The newspapers, Republican as well as
Democratic, pay tribute to the sterling
qualities of the man. Says one of the lie
publican papers: "Hon. A. E. Stevenson
is an American citizen, thoroughly equipped
in education and experience, and with an
unsullied life record and the grand party
which has singled him out made no mis-"
take. The high esteem in which Mr. Stev
enson is held at his own home is perhaps
best exemplified by the tact that he was
twice tent to Congress from a heavily He
publican district, his personal worth com
manding the support of people of widely
opposite political views."
A Groat Reception at Bli Borne.
Mr. Ste enson reached here to-night, and
he was accorded a wondrous reception. The
news that he was coming did not get'here
until afternoon, but it spread through the
little city in an incredible time, and an im
mense parade, bigger even than the great
parade in Chicago the other night,
formed about the Court House square,
headed by General McNulta, the leading
Bepublican of this city, who has twice been
overwhelmingly defeated in the Repub
lican district by Mr. Stevenson for Con
gretb. All the music that could be raked
and Ecraped together was put in front, and
then Company B, of the State Cavalry, and
Company F, of the Third Begiment, State
Guard, were called out. After them came a
mile of citizens, walking six abreast, and a
long line of carriages followed.
The procession moved down to the depot
at 5 o'clock and waited. There was an im
mense crowd of people there ahead of them.
Other citizens wheeled the cannon into
Franklin square, opposite Mr. Stevenson's
house, and primed them ready to thunder a
welcome as the train rolled in.
All Hindi of Enthusiasm on Tap.
A committee had gone down the road
to Pontiac to meet the pride of the
city and escort him into town. The wait at
the depot was enlivened by music and
cheers and by every conceivable display of
Mr. Stevenson left Chicago at 1 o'clock on
a way train. This was requested by the
people living in the villages along the line
of the railroad. They wanted a chance to
greet him. At every station after the train
was out of Chicago there were enthusiastic
crowds and wild scrambles to get near
enough to shake his hand.
Mr. Stevenson and his escort stepped out
on the platform at Bloomington as the train
stopped, and just then the cannon began to
roar. In a moment he was the center of a
throng, and was fairly carried along to a
The procession of solid citizens started in
about ten minutes. In the first carriage
were Mr. Stevenson, General McXulta,
Mayor roster and ex-Mayor Thomas. Be
hind them came Mr. Ewing and his wife,
and Mn. Stevenson and their beautiful
daughter, Letitia. Then came the long line
of carriages carrying rejoicing multitudes,
and then the citizens afoot.
Cheering Alt Along the, Line.
The houses along the line of march were
a mass of bunting, and the windows were
filled with women. The line went straight
to Franklin Park. The park covers two
large blocks. In the center is an open
space, and in the middle of that is the
soldiers' monument, erected by the people.
The crowd filed into this open space and
filled it, and then well nigh filled all the
rest of the park. An opening was made,
throueh which the guest was escorted by
the Mavor and General McNulta to where
one ot the cannons was standing. From the
u 'pot to the park there had been one con
j, .nued cheer, and this was kept up with
greater lores.
As the three men reached the cannon Mr.
McNulta stepped nimbly on its carriage,
and theu assisted Mr. Stevenson up beside
him. It was fully in e minutes before Gen
eral McXulta, who was to make the address
of welcome, could make himself heard. Mr.
Stevenson had continually to reach down
and grap the hand of some neighbor who,
more ligorously than the great body of
men, had forced his way to him.
At lasttheir guest was permitted to stand
up. He is a splendid looking man, more
than six leet in height, with a military
bearing, and appears even taller. His
features are strong and determined. His
whole lace beamed with happiness as he
surveyed the crowd. His voice trembled
as he tried to address MdNulto, and he
could not speak.
YUiat the Candidate Has to Say.
General McXulta then made the address
of welcome, every sentence of which was
receivedwith vociferous cheers. Mr. Ste
venson, in the course of his reply, said:
I cordially lespond to the wish of Gen
eral McXulta tint the Presidents contest
upon w hich we now enter shall be one or In
telligent discussion, and not of personal
vilification; that it shall bo a tight or tho
creat principles of Democracy and for tne
groat teform for which Democracy stands.
IHffernsworoay as to the principles and
methods of Government, we all deslro the
heat interests of one common country
It has been truly said that be
". " party best who serves
his country best. Should my candidacy be
successful I can hardly hone at the olose of
my term or office to be welcomed to my
home as I have been welcomed to day.
Should I be doomed to de'eat, 1 shall, have
the satisfaction or knowing that It was not
caused by the personal hostility of my
countrymen, and that the few remaining
years of my life will be spent In the most
beautiful city and among the most generous
people upon this earth.
As be finished speaking the crowd broke
into another round of cheers, and the band
laved "Star Spangled Banner." Hand
erchiefs and flags were waved by women
from the windows of all the houses facing
the nark. Mr. Stevenson stepped down
from the carriage and essaved to move
toward the house at the northwest corner of
the park, and about ISO yards from the
soldiers' monument The crowd pressed
around him, and for ten minutes he was
not able to move. The front of his
house had been decorated with flags. He
noticed it when he had gone a few steps.
"Well," he remarked, "I seem to be cele
brating along with the other folks, don't
I?" He was met at the door of the house
by his wife, his son Louis and his youngest
daughter. He greeted them each with a
kiss. Tne greater part of the crowd dis
persed and celebrated around the town.
An informal reception was held at General
Stevenson's house, which was attended by
great throngs of people.
TThile His Wife Gets Into the Good Graces
of tho Country Folk by II er Care of
1aby Ituth Overwhelmed by Congratu
latory Telegrams.
Buzzard's Bay, Mass., June 24. Spe
cial. The interesting family at Gray Ga
bles has quieted down to every-day home
life, and the serenity which surrounds Hon.
I Grover Cleveland is a pleasant relief from
tne sleepless nights and nervous mental
strain of the previous 48 hours. Mr. Cleve
land rose early this morning, summoned the
son of Vis groundkeeper, young -Captain
Fred Hickerson, and prepared for a fishing
trip down the bay. He returned with the
first blueflsh he has captured this season.
Congratulatory telegrams continue
to pour in upon the ex-President
and Mrs. Cleveland, many
coming to-day from the distant South and
West, and several cables from across the
Atlantic The Western Union operator at
Gray Gables, Mr. Austin, has been dis
missed from the villa and goes to the rail
way office in Buzzard's Bay village to aid
the regular operator. Mr. Austin Is warm
in his praises of the Clevelands and the un
ostentatious manner in which both Mr.
Cleveland and his wife attended to the
many little details for his comfort while
their guest Mr. Cleveland sent him away
with a strong letter of recommendation and
a pleasant reminder of his appreciation in
addition in the form of a cash deposit for
his purse aggregating ?2&
Mrs. Cleveland superintends all the house
hold matters at Gray Gables, the butler,
Sinclair, pays out the moneys for all in
debtedness incurred, while Mr. Cleveland
fishe& This routine was resumed again to-day.
Mrs Cleveland, her mother. Mrs. Perin, and
Baby Buth drove over to Joe Jefferson's,
"The Crows' Nest" villa, before dinner this
afternoon, Mrs. Cleveland daintily and
gracefully tending baby in person on the
trip over and back in a manner which made
the mothers along the country road warm
to the distinguished lady as never before.
It was their first appearance here this sum
mer. Mr. Cleveland repeats with much appar
ent enjoyment one of the stories which the
veteran actor, Joe Jefferson, offered yester
day morning, while the Cleveland house
hold and their guests from
the Jefferson
villa, with Governor BusseU, were waitiDe4
the result of the decisive ballot at Chicago.
Mr. Jefferson was being driven through the
xsourne woods to a pond to hsh by a native,
who ventured to ask, "Do you act, Mr. Jef
ferson?" "Yes, a little." "Wall, I'll
give you CO cents to cut nn a little right
Artists for the leading illustrated weekly
periodicals hav arrived to-day, and
sketched everything, from Mrs. Cleveland's
pet St. Bernard dog Kay and the sails of
Grover's catboat to the bridge in prospect
ive, which the voters in the town of Bourne
expect to see built across Monument river
to Tudor Haven, direct from the bay
village. .
It has been learned that Mr. Cleveland's
present Intention is to remain at Gray
Gables all summer, but he will go to
New York to reoeive the committee
appointed to notify him of his nomination.
This, it is understood, was determined on
because it is customary for a Presidental
nominee to receive the Committe of Notifi
cation at his residence, and not elsewhere,
and Mr. Cleveland's residence is in New
York City.
He Declares That With Illinois Won the
Democrats Can Leave Oat Heir York.
Chicago, June 24. Governor D. B.
Francis, of Missouri, who has been one of the
most insistent and persistent Cleveland men
in Chicago during the last week, said to-day:
Stevenson suits us thoroughly, although ho
was not Missouri's candidate for the second
place. In fact, we would have preferred
Gray, but it Is said that Tammany under
stood that Gray was our choice, and pro
ceeded to punish us by punishing Governor
Gray. There was nothing to be done under
all the circumstances but to nominate Stev
enson. The selection was fortunate for
many reasons. Tammany tells us that with
Cleveland we cannot carry New York. If
Stevenson's nomination means that we can
carry Illinois and I have every rea
son to believe that it does we
can concede Sew York to the Republicans.
Indeed, it seems to me that wc ha e mado a
new doubtful State, which will bo a certain
State for us alter November. Altgeld will
set the whole German vote, to say nothing
or the Democracy. Stevenson appeals to
Illinois' State pride, nnd Cleveland will
carry with htm every believer In tariff re
form and ecomlcal government in the State.
In a word, w e have come to a ticket which
combines all that the Cleveland men looked
for with the best the other elements In our
party could hope. When Stevenson was
Postmaster General he most relentlessly
"turned the rascals out." His nomination
is a gracious concession to that virile Dem
ocracy which objects to Eepubllcanlsm,
root and branch, especially In publicplaces.
Cleveland attracts a different class, and a
moie important class, and. on the whnle i
do not see how two names could be put
Jorth which combine so many promises of
success. Cleveland and Stevenson should
sweep the country, and you can at least say
tbat Missouri will rive her customanr rrm.
Jorlty for the ticket.
In e Minds of the Ireo Silver Alen, but
They Can't Go the Platform.
Chicago, June 21. The views of the
Colorado delegation on the Cleveland nomi
nation are thus expressed by J. J. Donovan:
"I don't believe that Harrison will get
more than 15 per cent of the Bepublican
votes of Colorado, just because of the silver
plauk in the platform. The silver plank
adopted by this convention is a little better,
but not much, and I do not believe our can
didates can poll a much larger proportion
of Democratic votes. The third partvis
bound to carry the State. It would be bad
politics for us to attempt to carry the State
on the straight Democratic issue, for that
would only increase the chances of the Be
publicans. "We do not think the convention treated
us fairly, but we are Democrats, and will
work for the success ot the ticket, but un
der the peculiar circumstances in which the
utterances of the convention have placed
us, we cannot work directly for the success
of the party. The platform, aside from the
silver plank, suits us admirably. We do
not like Cleveland very much, we are frank
to say, but we do like Stevenson."
Of Success for the Bepnblican
National Ticket at the
Fall Election.
The Office Vacated by Mr. Blaine, but
May Accept Later On.
The Old Roman Was Sure Cleveland Would
Ee Renominated. -
"Washington, June 24. Chairman J.
S. Clarkson reached the city to-night. He
registered at the Arlington, and shortly
afterward Cornelius N. Bliss, Surveyor
George W. Lyon and John L Davenport,
all of New York, the last named the author
of the so-called "force bill," put in an ap
pearance. J. N. Huston, of Indiana, came
in late to-night They are here to talk
over the political situation before the meet
ing of the National Committee on Monday
General Clarkson expressed his confidence
in the success of the Bepublican ticket in
November. He would venture no opinion
as to who would succeed him as National
Chairman, but felt confident "a good man"
would be selected. He had a conference
with Private Secretary Halford and Messrs.
Bliss, iyon and Graham, of Philadelphia,
and Davenport.
Thinks Ttage Disputes Will Be Settled.
In reference to the wage question agitat
ing labor circles in Pennsylvania, General
Clarkson said he felt sure the difficulty
would b: settled soon to the satisfaction of
the country and the men.
Regarding the National Chairmanship
question the men regarded as the most
available are General L. T, Michener,
of Indiana; "W. J. Campbell, of Illi
nois, and C. L. Magee, of Pitts
burg. Anyone of these gentlemen
Would be acceptable to the administration.
It is thought that General Horace Porter
and Hamilton Disston have refused to be
considered. General Land Commissioner
Carter, owing to his inexperience in na
tional political affairs and his locality
(Montana), will hardly do for the position,
though he has the confidence and friendship
of the administration.
Depew Declines Blaine's Shoes.
From reputable authority it was learned
that Mr. Chauncey M. Depew has finally
Bent in his declination of the office of Secre
tary of State, informally tendered him by
the President recently. The President is
now considering the advisability of
appointing for the present either
- Generaironn "vy. Pclrtflr OT Colonel John
tI, ,.,... ,,., A ..-n,; .
Hay, the latter having served as First As
sistant Secretary of State under previous
Republican administrations. Mr. Depew,
it is understood, In the probable event of
Bepnblican success in November, will then
accept the Secretaryship of State.
He Considers the Chleaco Ticket an Ex
cellent One and a Winner H Regrets
That Ohio Didn't Better Support the Ex
President Columbus. O., June 24. Special,
"The Old Boznan," Allen G. Xhurman, was
visited this evening by a Dispatch re
porter at the ex-Senator'i home, and asked
what he thought of the ticket nominated
at Chicago. "It is exactly what I expected
and predicted the convention would do,"
said he." I don't see how it could
do anything else than nominate Mr.
Cleveland. He was the choice of the
masses of tne party. That has been very
evident for a long time. It is true that
some of the leaders went asainst him. J
don't know why, but the faet that he was
named by such an overwhelming vote on
the first 'ballot, in spite of the efforts of
some of the leaders to defeat him, is a reli
able indication of his popularity with the
rank and file of the party.
"I don't think there was ever a Presi
dental candidate nominated in this coun
try that was so completely the choice of the
people of the party as Mr. Cleveland is
Mr. Thurman was disappointed in the
action ot the Ohio delegation at Chicago,
and spoke decidedly, though not bitterly,
of their actions thus: "I am sorry to see
that Ohio gave such weak support to Mr.
Cleveland. lam sure the delegation did
not represent the sentiment of the Dem
ocratic people of Ohio, and I am sure, too,
that they will see that they have made a
mistake in a very short time.
"When he was asked if he thought Mr.
Cleveland could be elected, Judge Thurman
replied: "I feel very sure of it Yes, I
think we are going to beat President Harri
son. But Benjamin is not an easy man to
beat There is no use to disguise that fact"
Asked as to what would be the .issues of
the campaign, Mr. Thurman said he had
not carefully studied the platform yet, but
presumed that the tariff would be the great
issue. He had expected, he said, that ex
Governor Gray, of Indiana, would be nom
inated for the Vice Presidency. This, how
ever, was merely a prediction of his own,
based upon the fact that Indiana is a
Democratic State, with a , small margin,
and being President Harrison's own State,
there was danger that he might carry it
unless the Democrats put a man on the ticket
from tbat State also. He spoke in very
complimentary terms of Mr. Stevenson, the
Vice Presidental candidate, whom he knew
personally years ago. Mr. Thurman said
his health was such that all he could do
-would be to hope and pray ior success, not
being able to take an active part in the
A Georgia Leader Thinks It Has Hot Been
at AH Impaired.
Chicago, June 24. Hon. Hoke Smith,
of Atlanta, Ga., the Cleveland leader of
that State, takes a rosy view of the Demo
cratic situation. Speaking of Mr. Cleve
land's nomination Mr. Smith said: "There
is no foundation for the claim that he is
weak in the South. He received the votes
of a large majority of the Southern dele
gations, and now all opposition to himVill
cease. His silver letter was used against
him, but our farmers are rapidly learning
that no dollar should be coined containing
less than 100 cents worth of bullion.
"Mr. Cleveland's nomination will not
strengthen the third party. He enjoys the
entire confidence of all classes, and there is
a feeling that those who stay at home en
framed in the various avocationa of llfp mm
rest upon his' honesty and courage to pro- j
teet their interests. He is regarded as the
ideal representative of his own sentiment
upon public office and public, trust The
platform also will be approved! "With the
force bill to fight and tariff reform to advo
cate, the south will easily give to Jar.
Cleveland her entire electoral vote."
The Illinois Candidate for Vice President'
Opens Hli Campaign Confident Bis
State Will Cast Its Vote for the Demo
crats Indiana Delegates Not Salklnr.
Chicago, June 24. General Adlai E.
Stevenson, Democratic nominee for Vice
President, opened the campaign of 1892 at
9 o'clock this morning. At that hour Gen
eral Stevenson secured parlor C at the Pal
mer house, where he directed the clerk to
send all his friends. In a half hour the
room was filled with delegates and friends
who had called to congratulate him. The
first man to greet General Stevenson was a
Kentucky delegate from the city of Dan
ville, where General Stevenson was edu
cated and where he was married. "The
Kentucky delegates voted for you with as
much eagerness as did the Illinois dele
gates," said the Kentuckian. "We still
claimed you as a Kentuckian, and you
seemed to be one of us, almost I con
gratulate you, with all my heart"
"Thank you," replied the General, "and
say to my friends in Danville I shall never
forget th'e Kentuckians who have been so
kind to me."
The Illinois delegates dropped in by one
when they heard tbat General Stevenson
had secured headquarters, and they brought
other distinguished Democrats with them.
General John C. Black, Chairman Tasgart,
of the Indiana delegation; General Bragg,
of Wisconsin: Chairman Shields, of the
Iowa delegation, and others came in to con
gratulate General Stevenson. Quite a feat
ure of the informal reception was the pres
ence of many old soldiers who came in to
extend their heartiest greetings and to as
sure the General he would receive a big
soldier vote in Illinois. -
Indiana Right In"Ltne.
When' Chairman Taggart, of Indiana,
learned that General Stevenson was receiv
ing his friends he did a graceful little act
He hurriedly left the room, and in a half
hour the Indiana delegation came in, by
twos and threes, and they assured General
Stevenson that the Democrats of the State
of Indiana would be as loyal to the ticket as
they would have been had Governor Gray
been the nominee.
To a reporter General Stevenson said: "I
believe we can carry Illinois for the Demo
cratic ticket next fall. Now, that sounds
rather egotistical, but I don't say it be
cause I am on the ticket With Cleveland
and Gray or Cleveland and Boies we could
carry the State. The people are ready ior a
change, and they want to see a return to a
Government by the people the old Jeffer
sonian Democracy."
"Will the campaign open early?"
'T do not believe it will begin before
Congratulations by tha Score.
General Stevenson was the recipient of
scores of congratulatory dispatches from
friends this morning, the bulk of them
coming from friends In Bloomington, his
home. He also received many congratula
tions from friends outside ot the State.
"To all these kindly greetings I wish to
express my thanks," said the General,
"and I express them through the press
because it would be impossible, from a
physical standpoint, to acknowledge every
one personally.
General Stevenson said he would leave
for Bloomington at 1 o'clock.
Hon. HenryfWotterso said thi mornH
mg: "Adlai Etevenson will add great
strength to the ticket He will carry the
State ot Illinois for the Democracy. A
better selection could not have been made
lor Vice President" Mr. Watterson
called on General Stevenson this morning
and extended his personal congratulations
and predicted success for the ticket Mr.
Watterson extended oh behalf of the dele
gation from Kentucky a hearty invitation
to General Stevenson to come to Kentucky
during the campaign and greet his old
friends there.
To the Irish-American Club, for Its Ratifi
cation Meeting.
New Yobk, June 24. M. C Burke, Sec
retary of the Irish-American Club, has re
ceived the following letter from President
I have your letter of the 15th instant, an
nouncing the 'ratification by the Irish
American Bepublloan Club of New York, of
the work of the convention at Minneapolis,
and beg to express to your associates my
sincere appreciation of this evidence of con
fidence and esteem.
A similar letter expressing his "grateful
sense of the service rendered the party as
well as the personal honor due to myself
personally by their action," has been re
ceived from Whitelaw Beid, the candidate
for Vice President
Croker and Sneehan Pledge Its Vote to tha
Chicago Nominees.
Chicago, June 24. Richard Croker
pledges the Tammany vote to Cleveland.
Speaking of the ticket, he savs: "We will'
support Cleveland just as heartily as we
would have supported Hill. We are Demo
crats, and when we are for a man we. are for
him. Why should anyone doubt our loyalty
to the ticket? The nomination of Steven
sou pleases us. We favor him because he
is a good Democrat When he was First
Assistant Postmaster General he was for
turning out every Bepudlican and putting
a Democrat in hit place. We like that kind
of a man."
Said Lieutenant Governor Sheehan on the
same subject: "The New York delegation
will go home to work loyally for the ticket,
and so will I."
Future Work of tho Anti-Snappers.
Chicago, June 24. E. Ellery Anderson
indicated to-day tbat the organization per
fected by the Syracuse Convention would,
instead of attempting to supplant the regu
lar Democratic .machinery, act as an aux
iliary in the coming New York State cam
paign. He said he had no fear of any strife
on the point "Mr. W. A. Beach expressed
similar views, and added that it .would be
folly not to continue the Syracuse Commit
tee as in active force. He thought they
could work in entire bannony with the
regular State organization.
Iteld on the Free Trade Platform.
White Plaius, N. Y., June 24. Hon.
Whitelaw Beid returned to Ophir farm this
afternoon, accompanied by D. O. Mills.
Mr. Beid, who was looking hale and hearty,
said he thought the free trade plank in the
Democratic platform would prove fatal to
the party's success in November, and-tbat
President Harrison was of the same
Boles Congratulates Grover.
"WAteb&OO, Ia., June 24. Governor
Boies has sent the following telegram:
To Grover Cleveland, Buzzards BVi Mus.i
Accept hearty congratulations of all Iowa
Democrats, and be assured none will be
more devoted to you than myself and those
1 am proud to number among my friends In
this State. Horace Boies.
Cleveland Indorsed by Single Tax Men.
Chicago, June 24 The Single Tax Club
of this city last night unanimously adopted
a series of resolutions congratulating the
convention upon its nomination of Cleve
land, and declaring its action to be a just
and high tribute to public intelligence. 1
A Husband's Desperate but Fu
tile Efforts to Saye His
"Wife from Death.
Dies Within a Few Hoars and
the Man Cannot Recover.
Two Children on the Eouthside ire Fright
fully Earned.
Love and devotion, so steadfast, true and
unselfish, that the dreadful brink of death
lost its terrors, characterize with tender
touches of pathos the heroism of Charles
Prlvot in last evening's horrible affair in an
unpretentious little home in Allegheny
where his wife was kissed by death in the
awful form of flame.
The object of that great love lies a seared
corpse in the cold room of the dead house
back of the Allegheny General Hospital.
The horrible story of the doom of the
loving French couple has such terrors that
the pulse ceases its beating and the heart
grows cold at the recital. The tale has been
told in five short words that read they were
burned to death, but the man's heroism en
titles him to a place in the first honored
ranks of great brave men.
Miss Victoria Privot was a charming lit
tle French woman, whose life had been
happy and pleasant She was born not far
from tha great French capital, and fre
quently took excursions to the merry city
with her parents, chums and friends. Upon
one of these trips a score of years ago she
met the handsome young fellow whoe name
she bore ere she succumbed td the last
r guest As in all such cases, they were mu
tually attracted, and Charles and Victoria
in due course of time began to say affec
tionate things to each other in the sibilant
tongue of their mother country.
Married and Came to America.
Time played merry capers, and some
three years elapsed before the interesting
words were spoken. After that another
long, tedious twelvemonth flitted by, and
then the cards were sent out, and shortly
after Victoria wrote lime before her name.
Monsieur Privot and his pretty black
eyed wife made their home in Paris until
the year of the Exposition, when they left
their native boulevards, and the busy scenes
of the Champs de Elysees and sailed across
the sea to make a new home in America.
They were restive for awhile, and
went from place to place until they
became weary of Journeying, and, arriving
in Allegheny, took up their humble abode
at No. 39 SawmiU'alley, so Charles could be
near his work and Victoria could find some
tiherifaFonl..ia help, while away the
tedium of the hours while her' loved one
was away.
The storms of life had not been as fre
quent as they were with many,and they were
happy and contented. There were no chil
dren in the little home, but they had long
since ceased bewailing their lot, as they
were getting well on in life and were sat
isfied with each other, assisted occasionally
in various wavs bv a brother of Charles,
who has been in America somewhat longer.
Preparing Her Hasband's Sapper.
Yesterday Victoria was in excellent
spirits and went about her little rooms
upon the second floor of their adopted home
singing merrily. After dinner was over
she induced a neighbor toa come in and
assist her in sewing upon some linen for
Charles which she was going to surprise
him with. The neighbor was a native of
the same county Victoria called home and
they fell to chatting over old times. The
hours slipped away and before either re
alized the clock marked the hour of 5.
The neighbor hurried away and Victoria
hastened to prepare supper. She peeled
the potatoes, laid out the meat and then
started to make her fire. The rain had
been heavy, however, and made the atmos
phere damp, and it in time, as, though
fate was the conniver, dampened the kin
dling. She tried to light the wood, but it
only smoldered, and, becoming impatient
at tne refractory material, she turned to the
coal oil can.
Her husband's footstep fell upon the stair
just then and she dashed a lot of the "devils
fluid," as it has been aptly termed, upon
the fuel. There was a flash, a terrible ex
plosion, and the poor little woman was
enveloped in a torturous cloak of seething
flame. .
The Burning Wife In Prlvot's Arms.
A crv of terror burst from her lips as she
staggered back from the stove and it fell
upon the ears of her husband. He was pal
sied for an instant and then in an incredi
bly short space of time was in the room of
death. The terrible sight that met his gaze
sickened him with fear for a moment and
he reeled back, but the next the noble
heart of the man revived and'with his nerves
drawn to their tightest tension sprang to as
sist his beloved wife.
Nerved with loving heroism he embraced
the form of living fire, and while the body
of the doomed woman writhed with the
awful pain, he swiftly carried her to the
steep and narrow stairs, and unmindful of
the dreadful element that ate the flesh from
his face and body, and crowned his head
with a halo of flame, bore her to the little
court below.
The frantic screams from the lips of the
fated woman summoned the people from
the neighboring houses and as Privot ten
derly laid her upon the brick pavement as
sistance came, and the tortured being was
covered with blankets and carpets in a wild
endeavor to kill the consuming element
Then, after the noble husband saw every
thing was being done for his wife.be remem
bered that he was in the embrace of fire and
hastened to a nearby hydrant and vainly
endeavored to extinguish the flames. As
the crowd increased assistance came to him
and the fire was. put out , "
Wire Dead and Hasband Djlnc
Officer Adam Newman .hastened into the
court and summoned the patrol and fire de
partment, as the building was in imminent
danger, but the fire was put out by private
individuals and the department was not
While Miss Birdie White was working
with Mrs. Privot the latter raised her eyes
and pathetically" murmured in her native
tongue, but what she said could not be un
stood. She was taken to the Allegheny
General Hospital with her husband. She
died at 10 o'clock last night He is dying.
The physician at the hospital who at
tended to the case said the woman was still
afire when brought into the ward. Her in
juries were terrible. There was not an
inch of skin upon her body, and her mouth
was frightfully burned where .she had
breathed the flames. Privot is terribly
burned about the head, face and body.
Another instance of the horrors of fiery
death was that of two little children of
Joseph. GroUki, a Pole, residing on the
soutnsiae, at no. a west way.
The mother left the house about 6 O'clock
to get some water, leaving her three chil
dren, Mary, aged 6 years, Katie, ae 3 and
the baby of C weeks alone in the kitchen.
Betnrned to View Fearful bcene.
She returned a few moments later and was
almost semi-paralyzed at seeing her two
eldest children wrapped in flames. She
recovered her presence of mind and hurried
the children into the street where the
flames were extinguished with difficulty.
The house had caught fire and the frantic
mother rushed in, and with her hands
blistered and smoking from the burning she
received while working with her children,
grasped the babel and brought it out un
harmed. The fire department was called
and succeeded in saving the property.
The two burned children were taken to
the house of a neighbor, as the mother re
fused to allow them to be taken to the
hospital. They were both conscious and
their screams could be heard for blocks.
The clothes were entirely burned from
their bodies and the flesh was horri
bly burned. The mother became frantic
and raved like a maniac Her
hands and arms were badly burned in her
efforts to save her children. At a late hour
last night both children were alive, but the
younger one will live but a few hours.
The oldest is also pronounced beyond re-'
covery. How the fire originated is not
known, but it is supposed they tried to start
the fire with coal oil.
Its Slncclsh Dlteh Becomes a Blver for
Once, and Delngen the City.
Chicago, June 24. The exceptionally
heavy rain falls of the past week" have
again caused quite serious floods in this vi
cinity. The river has risen far above its
normal height, and is running into
the lake at the rate "bffour miles
an hour. The main sewers, being
unable to get free outlet intd it, have
clogged up, and the smaller severs, unable
to contain the vast volume of water poured
into them, have flooded the basements tn
several parts of the business district
Scores of business houses have six
or eight inches of water in their
basements. Many small sewers have bnrst,
and the flood, coming up through the ground
has ruined cedar block paving in many
places, the street department estimating it
will cost at least (35,000 to repair the dam
aged paving.
The extreme west end of the city is in
Borne places a lake, and the suburbs lying
west and northwest of the limits have
suffered greatly. Early this evening the
north branch of the Chicago river raised to
such an extent that the water in tbe vicin
ity of Bavenswood began to flow over the
banks. At midnight it is reported that
1,400 houses in that suburb are surrounded
by water to a depth of from one to.three
A Democrat of Mew Castle Bolts tbe Ticket
and Platform.
New Castle, Pa., June 24. Special
Benjamin A. Wintervitz, a leading Demo
cratic attorney at the Lawrence county bar,
and who has frequently stumped the State
for the Democrats, has bolted the Cleveland-Stevenson
ticket, and he has given
publicity to his reasons for doing so as fol
lows: "I never was a free trader, I am not a
free trader now, and I never will be a free
trader, and as the Democratic platform is a
free trade platform, you may say for me, as
publicly as you choose, that I will not sup
port such a platform, nor vote for its
A Mormon Bishop Falls the
Prey of a
, Navajo Redskin.
Flagstaff, Ariz., June 24. Special'
Mormon Bishop Lot Smith was killed
near here to-day by a Navajo Indian, but
no details were received except' the fact of
his death. Smith was one of the four lead
ers of the Nantis, or "Destroying Angels,"
and he inflicted a heavy loss on the Govern
ment during tbe Mormon war of 1357 by
burning wagon trains.
When the Edmunds law went into effect
Smith disposed of his ranch near Salt Lake
and joined a Mormon colonv in Arizona,
where he lived till, death. He was noted
for fearless courage.
The Pennsylvania Railroad In Now Consid
ering the Underground ljt-nu
Philadelphia, June 24. Ever siuce
the great blizzard of 1885 the officials of the
Pennsylvania Bailroad hive been anxious
"to find some method by which the telegraph
wire of the company could be protected
from such dangers. A special committee is
now considering plans to accomplish this
object and every indication points to tlii
adoption of the underground system. When
the plans have been perfected, every n ire
operated by the great system will be placed
Several Persons Are Burned to Death in
a Hotel Tire.
FBESMO, June 24. Tho Commercial
Hotel at 'Sanger was destroyed by fire this
evening. Six persons are said to have per
ished in the flames. No further details are
obtainable now.
HARRISON'S AMBITION illnstrated by
lories told In TQKDISPATCU to-morrow
Xbx Frank a CCMater.
k flst Wk ovrtlVj J- j, f.
The Western Express Collides With a
Switch Engine at an Early Honr This
Morning Awfal Loss of Life Meager
Details Only Attainable for This Edition.
Haisrisbueg, Pa., June 25. 1:30 A. m.
The Western Express, which left Phila
delphia at 9:20 o'clock last evening, col
lided with ,a switch engine in the city
limits shortly after 1 o'clock this morning.
Eight passengers are reported killed and
25 or 30 injured.
The second section of the Western express
ran into the first section, completely tele
scoping two cars.
The killed are: Eichard Adams, a furni
ture man of this city, and wife; an un
known man from Altoona, and a man from
New York.
A lady on the train who was uninjured
missed her infant child and it has not yet
been found. Five dead bodies have been
taken to the morgue at the Pennsylvania
Bailroad depot
The number of injured is placed at 40,
but it is just now impossible to authenti
cate this report It is raining hard, which
greatly retards the work of rescue.
EobertPitcairn and Mr. Weltinghouse
and family, of Pittsburg, were on the ill
fated train, but escaped unhurt
Ten bodies have been recovered, includ
ing that of the infant mentioned.
Later news from the wreck will
be found in the extra that will be
issued as soon as possible.
They March to (ho Cleveland Street Car
Barns and Are Driven Away by strikers
Bat Two Cars Rnn,andThey Were Full
N of Policemen.
Cleveland,, June 21. Late this after
noon two cars loaded with police were run
out Euclid avenue to Lake View.
At 8 o'clock to-night a squad of Pinker
ton men, brought from Chicago by the East
Cleveland Company, marched to the Lake
View barn. The strikers assembled there
intercepted them and asked their business.
An altercation followed, in which the
strikers claim Edwin Eldred, one of
the Pinkerton men, shot at Matt Bouffbrd,
one of the motormen, the ball passing
through his coat near the groin. The crowd
closed iu on the Plnkertons, who fled and
scattered toward a clnmn of woods. Eldred
was picked up shortly" afterward near the
barns, with two broken ribs and two long
gashes in his his head. He was sent to a
hospital. The Mayor has ordered the com
pany to send the Pinkerton men out of the
city on penalty of withdrawing police pro
tection. At a late hour to-night the strikers
state that they have decided not to call for
a general tie-up of the other street railroads
The Murderer of Sister Hlldaberta Threat
ened With Lynch Law.
Beading, June 24. Special A mob
of 200 men is gathered at the Berks county
jail demanding that Peter Buccari be de
livered to them to be hanged for the murder
of Sister Hildaberta at St Joseph's Hos
pital. Buccari had been injured four
months ago, and had been watched over and
nursed to health by the good sister. Yes
terday she gave milk to the patients and did
not fill Buccari's glass as full as the others.
He growled and borrowed a knife from
Scott, the Forepaugh show tiger tamer, who
was so fearfully injured by a tiger on May
4. The Italian sneaked after the young
woman into the kitchen and stabbed her
three times. She died to-day.
The citizens tried to lynch Buccari lost
night, but he was removed to the county
jail. At midnight the crowd is gathering,
and a big force of deputy sheriffs has been
sworn in. The Governor will be appealed
to to protect the la?. This is a remarkable
thing in Pennsylvania.
Topie, . Page.
btevenson Get an Ovation 1
Clarkson Confident of Party Success.... 1
A City Boy's Remarkable Thefts 1
Heroism at a Fatal Fire 1
More Gas Gashers In the Plnhook Field.. 3
A Deadly Flow of Natural Fori 2
Democrats Ratify Their Ticket 3
Raw Among Honpltal Nnrse 3
Editorial Comment and Miscellaneous.... 4
The Junior Order Enters Politics S
Neeld's Farm to Be Purchased O
No Iron Scale Concession let 7
The Home Rate Fight la England 7
De Mores a Deadly Duelist 7
A Great Day for Sports 8
Columbus Excited Over a Crime 8
Trade Reviews of the Aseneira O
Tammany Braves Pass Through. O
Pulpit Topics of Home Preachers 10
Tha Oil Scoot' Field Report ....10
Iron and Commercial Markets'. ....XI
The End ot the School Tear... ..12
Work of the County Court -.13
I The Recent Outrage. U CUm...im(.13
They Belonged to His Em
ployer, and Were "Worth
Considerable Cash.
End-Hearted Detectives Didn't Like
to Spoil His Pleasure. .
And Confesses Stealing Thousands of Dol
lars' Worth of Uoods.
The Birmingham School had a picnic at
Aliquippa on Thursday, and among those
who enjoyed themselves there was a bright,
handsome boy of 17. He wo3 well-dressed,
neat and pleasant In manner, and several of
the girls among the picnickers thought he
was as nice a boy as they had ever met. He
was full of high spirits, and no one enjoyed
the day more than he did.
About 2 o'clock in the afternoon, there
was an addition to the party made up of a
number of those who could not get away
from town earlier. Among them were two
young men of quiet appearance, who soon
made themselves agreeable and took as
heartily to the picnic pleasures as the others
about them. They seemed to be looking for
a friend, and when one of them saw the nice
boy he said in an undertone, "That's the
Then the pair wandered casually np to
the boy and took a close look at his apparel
and jewelry.
Hated to Spoil tho Boy's Fan.
"He's having a good time, isn't he?" said
one of the stranger! "I can't help feeling
a sort of pity for him. If we take him now
it will cause a grand scandal, and I think
we will wait until to-night"
The other man agreed, and during the
remainder of the day and early evening this
pair, who seemed to have business on hand,
watched the boy who appeared to have no
"When the time came for a return to the
,city the boy seated himself beside a pretty
young girl, to whom he had Been aevotea
during the day, and on arrival at the Lake
Erie depot escorted the girl to her home in
company with another boy of about the
same age. "Good nights" were exchanged,
the girl thanked her escorts for their atten
tions, and with a laugh said she would see
them soon again.
As the boys walked down to Carson street
on their wav home, a man accosted them.
"You are "Willie Hoerr, I believe?" he
said to the nice boy.
"Yes, that's my name."
"Well, Mr. Biggs wants you at the store
right away."
Wanted to Walt Until Mornlnpr --
The boy fidgeted, turned pale and looked
a trifle scared. "Won't it do just as well in
the morning?" he asked.
"I'm afraid not, he wonts yon right
The boy's right hand went behind his
back, and the gas light lell on a large, glit
tering diamond ring. He twisted this off
his finger and shifted it to his left hand.
Catching his companion by the coat sleeve,
he twitched it to attract his attention. The
second boy looked down and saw the ring,
but did not take it A movement as if to
throw the ring away was being made when
a second man stepped up and caught the
hand and ring, saying, "I gness I'll take
this Willie."
"All right," said "Willie with blanched
face, "You can have it"
Then the little party boarded a car and
came over to the city and the career of a
promising boy was brought to a disastrous
close for a time at least
About four weeks ago George "W. Biggs,
the Jeweler, called at tbe office of Gilkin
son' Detective Bureau in the St. Nicholas
block and told Superintendent Camp that
somebody was systematically robbing him.
Detective Morgan was put in charge of the
case and worked a week without getting a
clew. Then he saw something which led
him to smpect "William H. Hoerr, a young
clerk who had been in the employ of the
firm but & short time.
Willie Jnst Blazed With Diamonds.
One night two weeks ago there was a fes
tival given by the German Lutheran
Church on Jane street, Soutbside, and
Hoerr was there with a young lady. He
wore a handsome watch and chain, a dia
mond ring and a couple of diamond studs.
This clinched the suspicions of the
detective, and Hoerr wa3 shadowed
night and day, the officers wishing
to catch him with the stolen prop
erty in his possession. The first time an
opportunity to get the hoy and the plunder
presented itself was at the picnic of Thurs
day. He wore two studs, a large ring and a
watch and chain, all taken from his em
ployer and worth in the aggregate about
After the arrest Hoerr was taken to the
store ot Bicgs & Co., where at first he re
fused to talk. At last he broke down and
told a really remarkable story. The boy
declared he had no accomplices, does not
drink nor gamble. He simply stole to get
money to par for buggies and other means
of amusing his young lady friends and be
cause he was fond of jewelry. He made a
complete confession in which he said tbat
he had been engaged by the firm in
February at a salary of ? 5 a week. Almost
immediately he began to steal.
Blamed It on Rapid Transit
f He first took a Howard watch worth I2M.
He removed tho works, which he threw
down a vault The case he rubbed with
emery paper until it looked like an old and
worn one, and then he pounded it with a
hammer. This he offered for sale to a whole
sale jeweler, saying that it had belonged to
his brother and had been run over ty an
electric car. He obtained ?33 for it as old
gold. He took several more equally valu
able watches later. The cases of three of
these were sold to wholesale jewelers as
old gold and the movements were either
thrown away or hidden in Hoerr"s home.
The boy was locked up in jail, a warrant
having been issued by Alderman Toole at
the instance of Mr. Biggs. Bail in the sum
of 51,500 was required, and, not being given
vesterdav. the boy remains in jail.. A
tromlneut relative of the boy refused to
ail him.
Young Hoerr Is remarkably bright and
attractive. He is of medium size, with
light hair and eyes, ruddy cheeks and has
an innocent look. He told a variety of
stories before his confession. A number of
valuable articles were found in his home,
and others are being sought for among
friends of the bdy.
Hoerr comes ot a most respectable family
and has always associated with the nicest of
the Southside young folks. He is a mem
ber of the choir of the English Lutheran
Church on Twenty-first street Detective
Camp recovered two-thirds of the stolen
property by his clevertactics and the shrewd
manner in whieh he bided his time in mak
ing the arrest The value of all the articles
stolen, is several thousand dellwk
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