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THE "LIFE ELIXIR."
Pr, Hammond Says the Brown-Sequard
Potion is Simply a Tonic.
A Gang of Horse Thieves Extending from
Dakota to Montana.
Sensational Reports.
Baltimore, August 10.—A special from
Washington gives an interview with Dr.
HammoDfl relative to Brown-Sequard 's
"elixir of life." He declared that the sen
sational publications about this new
preparation were not authorized or justi
fied in any way. The doctor asserted that
the new remedy was believed to be in the
oature of a tonic, which it was thought
would be beneficial, especially to old peo
ple. He denounced the foolish story that
it was something that was going to pro
long life indefinitely or restore old people
to youth. Neither he nor Brown-Sequard
had ever called it "elixir of life."
Discovery of Horse Thieves.
St. Paul. August 11.—The Globe prints
the following from Lamonre, N. D.: A
gigantic horse stealing industry is thought
to have been established along the Mis
souri river. Different parties take old, de
rrepid horsss out among the hills which
are totally uninhabited, and any strays
that may be around will come to these
horses, when they are caught and sent to
other parties connected with the gang and
soon they will have the hor-es hundreds ol
nules from where they were picked up and
then offer them for sale with safety. The
facts lead to the belief that this organiza
tion leads from near Pierre, S D , to Great
Falls, Mont., and probably to the British
possessions.
Singular Lawsnit.
Tacoma, August 11.—A singular case
was tried in Judge Patrick's court yester
day. Santos Cardova, an Italian, is the
guardian of a pretty Italian girl whom he
hoped some day to make his wife. In
April Martin Petrick, another Italian, ap
peared in the field and proposed marriage,
but the young lady said she was engaged
to Santos. Petrick thereupon asked Santos
what he would take for his claim on her
affections. He named $150 as the price
and a bargain was speedily made. Car
dova relinquished his claim on his fair
countrywoman to Martin Petrick, who
soon found that the sale did not sell, as the
maiden did not lavish any affection upon
him. He then proposed to trade back but
the cash was refused. He brought suit but
the court decided that the contract was
illegal and Petrick lost his money.
Fatal Railroad Accident.
Charlotte, N. Y., August 10—A col
lision between two passenger trains occur
rnl near Forest Lawn,on the Home, Water
town & Ogdensburg railroad this morning,
telescoping the cars, killing one person and
badly mjuring three others. The person
killed was Emma Perrin, St. John, Mich ,
aged 23. Her father and mother were on
the train and both badly hurt. Andrew
Tiffany, of Oswego, badly injured, and not
expected to live; Mrs. Lewis Moore, of
Gratwick, N. Y., leg brokcD; Mrs. Brown,
of Sherman, N. Y., leg broken, one foot and
the toes of the other cut off. The other
two are unknown.
Oregon Forest Fires.
Portland, Ore , August 11.—A forest
fire is ragiDg in Washington county, only
about fifteen miles from this city. The
people living near Cedar Mills are hasten
ing to the open plains. The road from this
city to that place is lined with flames, and
is no longer passible. Several farm houses
and barns have been burned with their
contents, and the total loss will be heavy.
The air for miles around is fall of smoke
and cinders, and burning brands are falling
in showers. A dense pall of smoke also
hangs over Portland, flhere has been no
rain for two months, and the whole country
is as dry as tinder. Small fires are reported
in many directions, and greater damage is
feared. _
Double Murder.
Eldorado, Ks., August 11.—August
Snyder, a saloon keeper, shot his wife and
mother-in law early this morning. Snyder
is an ex-convict, having served a term in
the penitentiary for hank robbery. Of late
he has been living separate from his family.
Last night he broke into the house where
his wife and her mother were living and
shot the former in the breast and the latter
through the stomach. His mother-in-law
cannot live, bat Mrs. Snyder will probably
recover. The cause of the tragedy is un
known, although it is supposed that Snyder
committed the deed on acconnt of his
wife refusing to live with him.
Train Robbers at Large.
Denver, Col., August 8— No trace yet
has been had of the Thompson Springs,
Utah, train robbers. Both the Rio Grande
railway and the express companies will
offer large rewards for the capture of the
outlaws, and several well organized posses
have left Grand Jonction and Green River
in pursuit. It is the opinion of the officers
that the robbers are the same gang who
some months ago successfully held up Tel
Inride, Colorado, National Bank, for
$4(1,000. ___
Appointments To-day.
Bar Harbor, Augost 10. President
Harrison made the iollowing appoint
menu: Samuel F. Phillips, of North Car
olina, commissioner on the part of t e
United States under the Nensulean an
United States treaty concerning judgment
claims ; Charles Pope, of Missouri, consul
at Toronto; Richard G. Gay, of the Dis
trict of Columbia, consul general a
Ottawa. __
^ireat Trotting Race.
Buffalo, Ann.« Si-Fifteen thousand
fetsona attended the great circuit meeting
to day. The chief event was the special
race between Belle Hamlin and Harry
Wilkes. Belle Hamlin won the first and
second heats. Time, 2.15 and 2 17$.
HANDS UP.
A Robber's Work on the Wisconsin
Central.
Minneapolis, August 8. —The Wiscon
sin Central passenger train from Chicago
which passed Chippewa Falls, Wis., at 4
o'clock this morning was held np and
robbed by a single man between Chippewa
Falls and Abbottsford. Thirty minutes
before the hoar named a man entered one
of the sleeping cars of the train and com
manded the conductor and porter to throw
np their hands. He then proceeded to
"go through" them, taking all they had
One passenger was robbed and a shot was
fired at the porter, but no one was hit.
The robber palled the bell rope as soon as
he completed the robbery and when the
train came to a stop he jumped off and
escaped.
Minneapolis, August 8.— The man is
described as having the appearance of a
woodsman. He wore a slonch hat, carried
a gun and had a big knife in his belt. He
enb red the sleeper and drove the porter to
one end of the car. The porter did some yell
ing to awaken the passengers, whereupon
the robber fired. This pat a quietus on
the porter. The robber took from the con
ductor $30 and a silver watch, from the
porter a gold watch and a small amount of
money and from the passengers some
money and watches. He tackled another
passenger, but the latter told him the con
ductor had all his money. As a matter of
fact, however, the man had $500 on his
person.
DEAD SHO TS.
New England's Victorious Riflemen.
Boston, August 10.—[Special.]—Boston
will extend a cordial welcome to her vic
torious riflemen who so ably represented
Massachusetts abroad. The team sailed
from Queenstown last Saturday and is ex
pected to reach here to-morrow. The
riflemen who conquered all competitors
met abroad return with an international
pennant besides five team flags as trophies
of their unbroken line of victories. The
reception by the city authorities will be in
the form of a "breakfast," at which the
city committee on armories, Chairman
Rogers of the aldermen, and President
Allen of the council, with a few other
municipal dignitaries, will attend and wel
come the team.
IN LIMBO.
Charged With the Crime of Forgery.
New York, Angast 8. — Eben T. Allen,
until a lew days ago president of the Forty
Second and Grand Street Ferry Railway
company, was brought to the Toombs police
court this morning charged with forgery in
issuing certificates of stock of the company
to the amount of $110,000. The accused
was beld in $100,000 bonds, in default of
which be was locked up. Allen seemed
very cool and admitted issuing 100 shares
of stock and getting the benefit of it, but
denied forging the signatures of John Green
and Charles Cnrtis, former presidents of the
company. _ _ _
Entertaining President Harrison.
Boston, August 8.—A special train, with
President Harrison and party, palled oat
of the Boston and Maine depot at 9 a. m.,
en route to Bar Harbor. A large crowd
witnessed their departure, which was made
to the accompaniment of a salute by Bat
tery A, and continued cheers of the crowd.
The first great demonstration after the
departure from Boston was made at South
Lawrence, where the train stopped. There
this morning, the crowd around the depot
cheered and fired a sainte as the train
stopped. The President went out to the
rear of the car and shook hands with hun
dreds of people. Gov. Goodell, o New
Hampshire, and staff joined the train at
this point. Mayor Mack 'formally wel
comed the President at Lawrence. The
President bowed in response and again the
crowd cheered him with cries of "Long
live the President," and the train moved
off. ». 2™
At the depot at Portland, Maine, the
President was greeted by a great crowd.
Hon. S. B. Reed introduced the President
and later] he bowed amid great cheering.
Next camej;Brnnswick, where another
crowd cheered and twenty-one guns weie
fired. At Augusta the gentlemen who
joined the train were Mayor Lane, Post
master Manley, Hon. John L. Stevens,
Minister to the Sandwich Islands, and
National Committeeman I. Manchester
Haynes.
Ellsworth, Me., August 12 —The Pres
ident and party came this morning and
the ride over the country constituted the
chief feature of the day. After lunching
with[Senator Hale, the President was en
tertained in the honse and strolled through
the grounds until 4 p. m., when both Secre
taries Blaine and Tracy and other mem
bers of his party were driven with him to
Hancock hall where a reception was held.
This was the first formal popular reception
that he has beld since leaving Boston on
Wednesday, and the people of Ellsworth
tamed oat in large numbers to greet him.
After[an introduction to the committee
who had managed the affair, the President
shook hands with the people as they
paased before him. This evening there is
a dinner at Senator Hale'a. It includes, in
addition to the visitors from Bar Harbor,
Jndge and Mrs. Emery, Judge and Mrs.
Wiswell and Mr. and Mrs. Gordon and
Cummings. ___
Appointments To-Day.
Washington, Angnst 8.—The follow
ing appointments were made today:
Thomas W. Blackburn, of California, chief
of Ed oca* ion division in office of Commis
sioner of Indian Affairs ; Frank M. Lewis,
Pomona, Cal., Special Indian agent vice S.
Weiten, resigned.
SnspecUBnrke Said to have Confessed
Chicago, Angnst 8.— It is reported with
mach positiveness that Burke has con
fessed. The story now goes that he had an
interview of two hours duration with States
Attorney Longnecker and Chief of Police
Hubbard. The assertion is made that a
letter signed by Burke will be produced in
c >urt, repudiating Kennedy as his attorney.
Details of the alleged confession are lack
ing, and the official confirmation cannot
yet be had.
GOLDEN GRAIN.
A Wheat Crop of 85,000,000 in the Da
kotas and Minnesota.
LARGE WHEAT CROP.
Minnesota and Dakota Produce 83,
000,000 Bushels.
Minneapolis, Angnst 9.— "The wheat
crop in Minnesota and Dakota will reach
85.000. 000 bushels, and I think will go 90,
000,000," was the announcement of the
editor of the Market Record tl is morning.
"It will b« the best crop harvested in six
years," said Manager Robbins, of the
Northwestern Elevator Co. There is confi
dence on every hand and the above are the
sentiments of grain men generally. Two
weeks ago a few made predictions of 80,
000,000 bushels and a majority said the
claim was too high. Now an increase of
5.000. 000 bushels above that is named by
some and is not regarded as unreasonable.
Samples of wheat shown by varions ele
vator lines from houses widely apart show
alnn st uniform excellence. It is expected
that with no storms the crop in Minnei ota
will be harvested in ten days and in
Dakota in fifteen days.
ALASKAN BOUNDARY.
A U. S. Surveying Party in the Field.
Toronto, Ont., August 8.— The survey
ing party sent oat by the United States
to definitely determine and establish the
Alaskan boundary is now at work. They
stopped at Onnalaska, where soundings
were made and the variations of the mag
netic needle ascertained. The surveyors
with stores disembarked at the month of
the Yukon river and proceeded on their
way to the interior. The department is
thinking of sending an expedition to as
sist the United States party, but nothing
is as yet definitely settled. If matters are
satisfactorily arranged a party will start
next month, and proceeding by boat up
the Yukon, winter there and continue
operations next year.
As a Matter of Course.
Chicago, August 11.—The five thousand
people of Hyde Park, which wss recently
annexed to Chicago, were for the first time
in a long period treated to-day to open
saloons on Sundays. The State law clos
ing the saloons on Sunday is a dead letter
in Chicago, and the Hyde Park saloon
keepers have succeeded after much ma
neuvering in reaching an understanding
with the authorities whereby the statute
bill hereafter will be nullified in Hyde
Park. Every saloon in the big district
was in fnli blast yesterday, the signal for
opening having been an official order that
all barrooms shonld in accordance with
the city ordinance keep curtains down on
Sunday. The regulation in regard to the
curtains was religiously enforced by the
police. _ _
Desperate Coal Strikers.
Freensburg, Pa., August 11.—Another
outbreak is expected to occur at the Hecla
coke works in the morning The Hungarians
held a secret meeting last night and decided
to renew the fight on Monday and prevent
men at Hecla works from
goiDg to work. The sheriff has organized
a posse of forty men with Winchester re
peating rifles and sent them to tne Hecla
works. Engineer Green, who was beaten
by a desperate mob yesterday, will prob
ably die. Another of the injured, who had
a rusty pick sunk into his shoulder, will
also die. The Hungarians say they will
not allow work to proceed at the Hecla
until the advance is given them at Mon
moth. There are not more thau half a
dozen Americans in the mob.
Fatal Railroad Accident.
Topeka, Kansas, August 11.—The Cald
well express on the Rock Island railroad
collided with a freight train this evening
on a curve two miles west of this city. T u e
baggage and express cars of the passenger
train and many of the freight cars and
both engines were wrecked. Expressman
Couiter was crushed to death; fireman Pat
Donovan fatally injured, and Lew Ball, a
brakeman, had one leg cat off and other
wise injured. None of the passengers were
injured. ___
Much Money involved.
San Francisco, August 10.—In the
superior court Jndge Hogne yesterday de
cided the suit of U. S. vs. Chapman in favor
of the Bank of California, arising ont of
the great wheat deal of Isaac Friedlander
ten years ago. Action was commenced for
the purpose of redeeming certain lands
which Chapman & Friedlander conveyed to
the bank as security for indebtedness on
notes amounting to over $700,000 with in
terest at ten per cent. About $1,500,000 is
involved in the sait.
Delivered to the Sheriff»
Chicago, August 8. —Martin Barke,
the Cronin suspect, was taken to the coun
ty jail and delivered to the sheriff this
morning. This ended the habeas corpus
proceedings for the purpose of allowing
Barke's attorney to see him.
Identified Bnrke.
Chicago, Angnst 12. —Bnrke, the Cro
nin suspect, was identified by Mr. and Mrs.
Carlson, owners of the cottage in which
Cronin was mnrdered, as the man who
seated it from them giving the name of
Frank Williams.
Evarts' Affliction.
Windsor, Vt., Angnst 12.— Senator Wm.
M. Evarts is here suffering from a serious
affection of the eyes. He is preparing to
go to Europe to consult leading specialists.
New Tariff Proposed.
Chicago, August 8. —The Transconti
nental Association is in session considering
a new tariff based upon the new agree
ment between the Southern and Canadian
Pacific roads. The meeting will continue
several days.
Three Bodies.
Johnstown, August 8. —Three more
bodies have been taken oat of the rains
near the lower end of town.
terry killed.
The Slayer ol Broderick Dies With
His Roots on.
San Francisco, August 14.—Ex-Judge
David S. Terry was shot and killed by
Deputy United States Marshal David Na
gle at the breakfast table in the Depot
hotel at Latbrop this morniDg. The shoot
ing was caused by an assanit made by
Terry upon Justice Field, of the United
States Supreme Court, at Lathrop, Cal.
Upon the arrival of the southern overland
train here at 7:20 this morning, United
States Supreme Jndge Stephen J. Field
and Deputy Marshal David Nagle walked
into the depot diningroom for breakfast
and sat down side by side. Soon after ex
Jndge David S. Terry and wife came in
also. They proceeded to another table.
Mrs. Terry, evidently recognizing Justice
Field, did not sit down, bnt retired to the
train for some unknown purpose. Before
reaching it, however, and as soon as she had
left the dining room, Jndge Terry ap
proached Justice Field, stooping over him
and gently slapping his face once. At this
juncture Deputy Marshal Nagle arose from
his seat and shot Judge Terry, apparently
through the heart. As he was falling the
depnty marshal shot again, bnt missed
him, the bullet going through the floor.
Both shots were fired in quick succession.
Jndge Terry had hardly fallen when
Mrs. Terry rushed to the side of his body,
threw herselt upon it, aDd then ensued a
scene of the wildest excitement. People
rnshed from the dining room and others
rushed in. During this time Justice Field
and Deputy Marshal Nagle retreated to the
sleeping car, where they were securely
locked within. Before the train palled oat
Constable Walker entered the sleeper and
was carried away on board the train. He
informed the spectators that he knew his
duty and would perform it. Daring the
time the train was standing at the depot
Mrs. Terry was ranning wildly alternately
from the body of her hnsband to the
sleeper, demanding admittance that she
might slap Justice Field's face, and at the
same time 1 egging that they be detained
and have their examination here. Previous
to the entrance of Constable Walker into
the sleeper Sheriff Purvis and deputy of
Stanislaos county, had already taken
charge of Deputy U. S. Marshal Nagle.
San Francisco, Angnst 14.—News of
the shooting of Judge Terry at Lathrop
caused intense excitement here. Mrs.
Terry was formerly Sarah Althea Hill,
who through long litigation claimed to be
wife of ex Senator Sharon. Terry was her
attorney. Jndge Field decided she was
not Sharon's wife. Sarah denounced Field
in open court as corrupt. Field ordered
her removed from the court. Terry drew
a knffe in her defense and both were then
sent to jail for six months for contempt of
court. This was in September last and to
day was Terry's first meeting with Field
since his release. That there would be a
killing when they met was generally be
lieved, owiDg to Terry's record. He came
to California in 1849. In 1856 he slabbed
a member of the vigilance committee and
came near being strnDg np. In 1859 he
killed Senator Broderick as the result of
political differences.
Lathrop, Cal., Angnst 14.—After the
shooting Deputy U. S. Marshal Nagle
backed np against the wall of the dining
room and warned every one not to molest
him, saying that he was a United States
officer in the discharge of his duty. There
was no semblance of an attempt to molest
him at any time. Constable Walker took
Deputy Nagle from the train at Tracy and
proceeded with him to Stockton, where he
is now in jail. States Attorney White
has ordered the arrest of Justice Field
upon his arrival in San Francisco, and has
telegraphed the order to the sheriff of San
Francisco.
Remission of Sentence Asked.
London, August 13—A meeting to con
sider the case of Mrs. Maybrick was held
at the Cannon Street Hotel to-day. A reso
luiion was adopted to petition the Home
Society for a remission of her sentence.
Mrs. Maybrick's Condition.
Liverpool, Angnst 13.—Mrs. Maybrick
is in a very depressed state. She passes
much of the time in moaning for her chil
dren and weeping The chaplain is de
voting much of his time to the condemned
woman and she appears to be inapprecia
tive of his visits.
To Be Arrested.
San Francisco, August 14. —Chief of
Police Crowley received a dispatch from
Sheriff Curtingham, of Stockton, to arrest
Judge Field and Deputy Marshal Nagle on
the arrival of the train at Oakland. Capt.
Lees at once left for Oakland and will take
them into custody unless they leave the
train at some point along the road.
TRUCK EE FIRE.
Hotels, Churches, and School^ Houses
and Other Buildings Burned.
San Francisco, Angnst 13 —News is
received here that a fire broke ont at
Trockee late yesterday afternoon and
burned thirty-five buildings in the busi
ness portion of the town. The flames were
first discovered in the residence of engineer
Dudley. The Southern Pacific railroad
company's fire train, which was stationed
at Summit, was despatched to the scene of
conflagration aud lent mach assistance in
suppressing the fire. The buildings burned
included the public school house, two
chniches and the American hotel.
Sacramento, Anggst 13. —A disastrous
fire occurred yesterday afternoon at
Trnckee, horning all east of Bridge street
aDd north of the railroad to the ronnd
house. The American hotel, Irwin's livery
stable, Methodist aDd Catholic churches,
two school houses, Ellen's lumber yard,
Good Templar's Hall and thirty dwellings,
were burned, rendering many families
homeless. Loss seventy-five thousand dol
lars. _____
The Loss will not Exceed $5,000,000
Portland, Oregon, Augost 12. —Assist
ant general freight agent cf the Northern
Pacific, who returned to-day from Spokane
Falls, says that the total loss of property de
stroyed by the recent fire will not exceed five
million dollars instead of fourteen millions.
The Northern Pacific's loss will be ander
$ 100 , 000 .
A TRAIN WAYLAID.
Scene of the Robbery, Crevasse, on the
Rio Grande Western.
Successful Defense of the Express Car
Passengers Lost Their Money
and Watches.
TRAIN ROBBERY.
Passengers Relieved of Their Money
and Hatches.
Denver, August 7.—A special received
here this afternoon says the Rio Grande
Western train No. 3, known as "The
Modoc," was held np near Crevasse last
night by train robbers Two of them
boarded the baggage car at Thomson
Springs. They climbed over the car to the
engine and pointed revolvers at the heads
of the engineer and fireman and compelled
them to stop the train. They forced the
fireman to attempt to chop through the
doors of the express car and made the en
gineer bring a bag to bold the plunder.
Messenger Willis was ready with a maga
zine shot gnn and two self cocking re
volvers. The fireman was nnable to chop
through the door of boilor iron, so the
robbers fired a dozen shots through the car.
Messenger Willis lay on the floor and was
not hit.
The robbers dared not show their heads
at the broken window lest they shonld get
shot. They gave it np and joined two
other robbers in the car. The four went
through the train with their revolvers
drawn and gathered $900 and twenty
watches One of the passengers pnt his
head ont of the window to see what was
going on and the robbers sent a ballet
through bis hat. Most of the passengers
hid their valuables successfully, those losing
them being too frightened to hide i'.em A
poste has gone Irom Green rive Two
depnty U. S. Marshals went out this morn
ing from Salt Lake with blood-honnds.
Two Miles a Minute,
g Baltimore, August 7.—On the two mile
circular track the startling speed of two
miles a minute was this afternoon main
tained for about ten miles, by the three
ton moter of the Electric Automatic Tran
sit company of Baltimore. This speed
equals three miles a minnte on a straight
track. David G. Weems, the inventor con
ducted the experiments. The company
will at once build a five mile circular track
on Long Island to demonstrate the prac
ticability of the electric passenger system,
and the automatic system which was tried
to day and is intended only for light ex
press packages, mail and newspapers. Ed
ison pronounces it the greatest conception
since the telegraph. The road will be
fenced in by barb wire to keep off cattle,
and being an insulater, wires will be need
for telephoning and signalling along the
line.
Victims of Collom's Forgeries.
Minneapolis, Angnst 7 —It now ap
pears that Blaisdell was the only name
forged, but that a number of people are ont
by reason of holding forged paper. The
names of those holding spurious paper and
the amount held by each, as far as brought
to light, are as follow : Dean Brcs , Minne
apolis. $18,000; N. Peck, Minneapolis, $18.
500; E. W. Pett, St. Paul, $5,000; P. Dupont,
Minneapolis. $13,500; Eustis Bros., Minne
apolis, $3,000; Julias Schult, $30,000. The
gentlemen and firms mentioned above are
nearly all engaged in real estate and money
loaning. Just what action they will take
is not learned C. J. Rock wood, of the
firm of Rockwood & Cnllom, was a^ked
to-day if be coaid acconnt for the action of
his partner. He replied : | 'I would have
trusted Collom as far as honor goes, with
all I 1 ave or hope to have."
The Efficacy of the Hrown-Sequard
Elixir to be Tested.
Cleveland, Angnst 12.—The question
of the efficacy of the Brown-Sequard elixir
was submitted to a tribunal of thirty-two
ladies and gentlemen. That their verdict
might have weight in the scientific world,
especial care was taken in the selection.
The first requisite that they should have
some positive ailmenf; the next considera
tion was that they should be persons of
sound intelligence and good standing in
the community. Dr. H. C. Brainerd this
morniDg visited Brighton and was giveD
the privilege of selecting the victim for the
slaughter from a large flock of sheep. It
was killed in his presence, and alter having
secured the parts desired for the experi
ments he started back to the city. The
jnrors comprised twenty-four men and
eight women. There were attorneys, doc
tors, ministers and business men. One was
a lightning manipulator, who was suffering
from telegraphic paralysis. It was arranged
that they should make written statements
of the effects of the experiments, and to
morrow afternoon they will submit the
reports. Upon receiving the statements
Dr. Brainerd will compile a concise and
perfectly candid report of the result of the
experiment. He feels that his scientific
reputation is in a measure at stake, and
will present the situation in its preper
light _^ _
Alabama Outlaws.
Birmingham, Ala., Angnst 7.—A shock
ing story comes from Covington county by
the way of Garland. A widow and two
grown daughters and a twelve year old son
live near a little place called McNeill. The
other night three yonng men went to the
house and outraged the women and de
molished everything about the premises.
They then went to the honse of an old
negro, near by, and found him sick. They
shaved his head and beat him so that he
died the next day. His eon saw them and
asked why they treated his father so, their
answer was four pistol shots which killed
him. The dispatch gave no names and
the place is remote from the telegraph.
The Sentence of Mrs. Maybrick.
Liverpool, Angnst 7.—Thousands of
people awaited ihe judge's departure from
coart and howled with rage when he ap
peared. The hooting was incessant and
there were frequent cries of "shame." The
crowd threatened to attack the judge's
carriage, bat the police interfered. Feeling
over the resalt is intense. Steps are beiDg
taken to stop the exeention, farther medi
cal evidence having been secured.
London, Angnst 7.—A majority of the
Ion don papers feebly concur in the May
brick verdict.
Tnnnel Completed.
Louisville, Ky., Aogost 8. —The head
ing of the great tnnnel at Cumberland gap
which unites the States of Kentucky, Ten
nessee and Virginia, was knocked in at six
o'clock this evening with appropriate cere
monies. The tnnnel is the largest one in the
State and its completion has accomplished
one of the greatest engineering feats ever
undertaken in the State. Trains in pass
ing through the tnnnel will cross sections
of Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia.
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STEWART ON SILVER.
The Nevada Senator's Opinions on
the Question—Sound Views
That Montana Men Will
Concur in.
The following is a syropsis of the re
marks on the silver question, made by
Senator Stewart, ol Nevada, in his address
before the Constitutional Convention last
Friday:
Alter treating the subject of irrigation
he S-.id: Now, iD talking about irrigating
land to make it prodnetive, there is an
other class of men who understand how to
irrigate something else and make it pro
dnetive. They can irrigate debts and
make them productive; they have grown
25 per cent in sixteen years, independent
of interest, and how is that done? It was
done by a rascally form of irrigation; they
irrigated their contracts with rascality
and produced an enormous growth, and I
would like to explain how that was done,
although I do not propose to turn this into
a silver meeting. (Applause). Voice: Go
on Sen tor, However, I see a great many
of my old fellow miners here and I would
like to explain the trick that has been
played on them.
The value of anything depends on two
thiDg)—supply and demand. Now half
the world will tell you that gold is a
standard, and it does not make any differ
ence whether yon have a great deal or a
very little of it; bnt that is a fallacy cer
tain writers make use of to mislead the
people. No person being able to supply
his own wants, a medium of exchange
becomes a necessity, and that is the life
blood of progressive civilization. When
ever that medium of exchange is increased
it grows cheaper and property grows
dearer. If property is goiDg np people will
pnt money in property; that is enterprise.
When property is goiDg np and money
coming down and it costs yon more to
deliver it at the time of delivery than
when yon make the contract, the person
that goes in debt is the loser. Now, there
has been in the history of the world many
times when money was plenty, and we
have bad prosperity, and when money
is scarce we do not have
prosperity, and we must educate the peo
ple to onderstand that. Gold and silver
have been used for 4,000 years in civilized
countries as a medium of exchange, and
oat of them yon can make standard money;
therefore a bounteous supply of these met
als from the mines is what we desire. The
speaker then detailed in fall the process
by which England had become the creditor
Dation of the world, showing that by our
limited coinage of silver England oonld
purchase one dollar's worth of silver for
seventy cents, send it to India and Asia
and there receive one dollar's worth of
wheat or one dollar's worth of labor for it,
for the reason that the people of those
countries v> ere not educated to kDow the
difierence in value between gold and silver.
That England paid in silver for what sbe
purchased aDd demanded gold for what she
sold, thus enriching herself i.t the expense
of America. The result of this policy is
that it will take 35 per cent moie labor,
more of anything to pay a debt now
than it wonid to have paid the same debt
sixteen years ago, in addition to the
inteiest. England is the creditor nation of
debts payable in gold, and anything that
will make gold cheaper and property
dearer, raises the price cf commodities
anywhere, will be injurious to England.
She now has the commercial
supremacy of the world, is deriving tribute
from all rations, at.d that tribnte is made
in money, consequently thî less money we
have the more ol toil and property it will
take from all nations ot the world to pay
that tribute. The Rothchilds, of
England, in combination with European
and r»ew York syndicates, uphold this
policy, through the difference in value of
gold and silver, and thereby control Amer
ican finances. To overcome this evil the
speaker said : I would take all gold and
silver produced and issue gold and silver
certificates therefor on the basis or ratio
of sixteen to one. Silver would then be at
par, lor nobody would sell silver in any
part of the world for less than
it would cost m America; then
there would be no cheap silver to
buy wheat in India with, wages would go
up and we would have all the money in
circulation that we could produce of gold
and siver: we thereby destroy the old limi
tation of it and restore to the people an
equalization that is their right.
Let me ask you a question. Was it a
good thing lor this country when we were
the lamest silver pioduciog country in the
world, and had developed these mines
thiough the genius of American people
was it a good thing to destroy them, to
sacrifice them to do do good to anybody in
the world except those who live on fixed
incomes and prey on the balance of man
kino? Was it a good tbmg lor thecountry
to destroy this industry, besides ruining
the men that have developed their country
and have devoted their lives to the de
velopment of the mines? We have al
lowed $90,000,000 of money to be taken
from us in discount, taken Irom us to give
to whom? To give to foreign bond holders
because we are a borrowing nation,
a debtor nation,—and witness after wit
ness that was called before the English
commission sneered at us and said: "Who
can imagine the folly of America! a wheat
prodnemg country, a bread producing
country, a silver producing country, a
debtor country, that wouid destroy one of
their great iDdostries, contract their cur
rency and angment their debts."
Now, I want honest money, and I do
not want it interfered with by legislation.
Let us take the precious metals handled for
4,000 years as the basis of onr money and let
no legislative authority interfere with it or
attempt to cat it off. [Load applause.]
So long as the mnses of mankind ad
here to the metallic money, give ns onr
right that we shall have it measured fairly
by the amount of money produced, and we
will promise the straggling people every
where that we will doable the mines here,
increase their productiveness, and give
them more money every year, so that prop
erty and wagee may go np and this gener
ation may then enjoy the benefits and
blessings of the great discoveries in mining
that have been made. [Load Applause.]
^Wfcen we have a rich crop of golu
and silver why are we not entitled to it?
Why are those that live on fixed incomes
and produce nothing, that live npon the
toil of others, why should legislation be
made for them particularly. which shall
impoverish the masses? Why, Montana,
Washington. Idaho and the two Dakotas
will join with Kansas and Nebraska and
other States who understand this question
and we will remedy this evil.
In conclusion, let me Bay that I am glad
that there is here now two champions of
the rights of the people, men that have
stood np on all occasions in favor of hon
est money, and they are my two colleagues
on this committee, they have done noble
work on behalf of the people and have op
posed contraction at every step. (Load
applause.)
They are in full sympathy with yon, in
fall sympathy with honest money, in full
sympathy with the development of this
country, and we have come here to find oat
how we can do von good, if it is in onr
power. [Load and continned applause.]
Died of Old Age.
Charlotte, N. C., August 12.—Matthew
Gibbs, supposed to be the oldest man in
the State, died at his home near Center
yesterday morning. Mr. Gibbs was 108
years old and .died of sheer old age.
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BIG BLUNDERS.
Rev. T. De Witt Talmage Lectures to
a Large Audience and Pleases
Everybody.
Characteristic Views of Men and Things
from the Lips of the Eloquent
Divine.
The Talmage lecture at the new
Methodist Episcopal Church last evening
drew together a large assemblage of onr
people, who filled the spacious auditorium
to its capacity. The noted divine talked
for over an hour and kept his audience in
good humor and interested throughout the
entire discourse. His subject was "Five
Big Blunders" and he handled the theme
n his usual masterly style.
The man who never made a blander,
he said, has never been born; if he had he
would have died right away. The first
blunder was born in Paradise and it has
bad a large offspring. There have been
literary blnndei , agricultural blunders,
social blunders, political blunders, religious
blunders, large blunders, medium-sized
blunders and little blunders. I shall not
speak of tbe ordinary blunders. I shall
spead only of big blunders. I believe in
the gospel of good cheer. The sorriest look
ing man I ever saw was a minister. He
borrowed $25 of me and ont of pare deli
cacy of feeling never mentioned tbesubject
again. Now I don't warm up toward
such a man as that.
Blander tbe first is multiplicity of occu
pation. The general rale is one man can
do one thing well. Sometimes he can do
two. The general rale is to first find your
sphere, then stick to it. Sometimes a man
is prepared by providence to do many
things; sometimes be is prepared to gradu
ate at the university of hard knocks by
sheer trouble. The old poets nsed to talk
about Bleeping on Parnassus and thus get
ting inspiration. There's nothing in it. It
isn't the man on the mountain, bnt the
mountain on the man.
YonDg maD, concentrate all your energies
in one direction. Be not afraid to be called
a man of one idea. Every man is made to
fit into one occupation. Yon can't fit one
man to all occupations any more than you
can set one hymn to all tnnes. Get yonr
call to work straight from God in heaven.
We talk about ministers having jails.
Everybody has them in their physical and
mental nature. Remember that no one
else in the universe can do yonr work, and
then go on Get your inspiration from the
throne of God, then call, "Forward, march,"
and no power on earth oi hell can stop yon.
A man with all his energies bent in one
direction is a man to be afraid ot.
Blander No. 2 is indulgence in bad
temper. Other things being equal the man
with equal parts and even temper will
beat the man who is without them. A man
is inexcusable for not keeping his temper
in this land. Every thieg is a little better
in this land than in any other. A melan
choly poet may compose Dante's mterno,
but he caDnot sing in the joy oas metre of
Moore, or the grand and glorious notes of
Milton. A melancholy painter may make
a good sketch of gloom and wee, bnt he
cannot catch, on the canvass, tbe rising
sunshine leaping through the clouds with
banners of flame, to march around the
earth carrying light aDd gladness and joy
to men and birds and flowers. The
whole earth is lull ot music if we have an
ear to catch it, and silence itself is nothing
but music asleep.
Blunder No. 3 is excessive amusement. I
say nothing against amusements. People
of your temper and mine can't live without
them. The children have to have them.
If there are no blossoms in spring there will
be no fruit in the fall. It is a good thing
to piay baseball. Out upon the tasbion
that will let a man smile but forbids him
to laugh. Out npon a religion that makes
a man face a counter on which to measure
his religion by tbe length of his smile. Bat
show me a man who is bending his whole
efforts towaid fun and I'll show you a man
who is going straight to rain. With most
of ns life is a struggle—a Waterloo, an Aus
terlitz. I offer this priuciple: Those amuse
ments are harmless which do not inter
fere with the home life and home instincts.
Those that do interfere are ruinous. I
offer home as a preventive, an inspiration,
a restraint against excessive amusements.
Blander the fourth is the formation of
unfortunate domestic relations, aud now I
must be caretui what I say. If a man is
cross, and censorious, and stern, and un
beDdiDg at his home, he is worse than he
would be if he were drank; then he could
be taken care of. It is hardly possible for
a business man to be thriftless if he has in
his home a sympathizing heart to cheer
him at all times. I am sure none of yon
are in the position of the old minister who
said: "I have had three wives; the first
very rich; the second very beautiful; and
tbe third with an awful temper; I have
had the world, the flesh, and the devil.'
When a man marries he marries for
heaven or hell. It's more than that
when a woman marries. There are
any number of fortunes that are attribu
ted to tbe thrift of the business
man that are dne to the silent partner at
home The want of domestic felicity has
rained many a man's business. There
never was a time when there were so many
good women in the world as there are to
day. I can estimate the character of a
man by the ideas which he has of woman
kind ; a man who has a degraded idea of
the character and qualities of womankind,
is a bad, low lived man. That rule holds
good every time. The great majority of
men and women are well mated. There's
no donbt about it, and the man who has a
good wife has no reason to complain if all
the world is against him; he's got the
majority on his side. Home is the word
that is sweetest to man's and woman's ear.
Blander the fifth is attempting to get
on without a spirit of enthusiasm and en
terprise. Yonng man, you've got to have
it. People walk faster, work faster, think
faster, lio faster and swear faster than they
used to. The progress that most things in
this world are making is in the right
direction. He who cannot swim on this
current mast drown. There was never bo
good a chaDce for yonng men as now. I
have seen ns mach of this world as most of
my fellow men, and I Bay that never has
there been the chance for », yonng man to
start so good as now, There has never been
tbe chance that there is now for the yonng
man who will pnt his trust in God and do
h s level best."
Constitution Completed.
Bismarck, Dak., August 8. —At last ev
emngs' session, the convection adopted the
sec'ion providing that railroads shall be
taxed at not less than three thousand and
not more than seven thousand dollars per
mile. At the afternoon session the only
business considered was a report of the
committee on public institutions, locating
capital and other institutions. The arti
cle as yesterday published was adopte
with a slight chaoge.
Bismarck, August 8.— The constitution
for the State of North Dakota is complete
and has gone to the committee on revision
aDd adjustment. At to night's session the
last of the business was considered and the
convention adjourned until Tuesday, when
the committee will report and the dele
gates will sign the constitution, which is
considered a remarkably good document.

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