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Cruel Murder of a Woman in
In a Fit of Jealous Rage Jim Gentry Kills
Miss Vorke
The Couple Were Engaged to Be Married and
Outside of Jealousy No Cause is Qlven
for the Crime
Philadelphia, Feb. 17.—Madge Yorke, a
soprano singer With the Baggage Check
Company, was shot, and almost instantly
killed tonight at Zeiss hotel, this city, hy
James P. Gentry, a comedian of Collier's
liack Number Company. Gentry escaped
and up to a late hour had not been cap
The Baggage Check Company, who open
tomorrow night, arrived here early this
morning from Chester, Pa., and a num
ber of the members, including Miss Yorke,
registered at the Zeiss hotel, Miss Yorke
taking v third story back room. It was
said that Miss Yorke, whose home is In
New York City, took a 9:80 train for that
city, but she returned to the hotel about
(I o'clock this evening and remained there.
About 9 o'clock Gentry walked into the
hotel office and asked to be shown to Miss
Yarke's room. Being unknown to the
hotel attaches, he was told to wait a few
minute*. A message was then sent to the
gill's room, but Gentry did not wait. He
valked into the hallway and ascended by
means of the stairway.
Miss Yorke and Miss Lida Clarke, a
member of the company, were in the for
mer's room practicing songs when Gentry
opened the door and walked in unan
nounced. Miss Yorke manifested some
surprise at seeing him and introduced
him to Miss Clarke. After hastily ac
knowledging the introduction, Miss Clarke
says Gentry turned to Miss Yorke and in
angry tones demanded "Why did you not
meet me today?"
Before the girl could answer, he whip
ped out a revolver from his pocket and
tired three shots at her, each bullet taking
effect—one over the right eye, one in the
center of the forehead and the third close
to the left temple. Gentry Immediately
rushed from the room and nothing more
was seen of him. The supposition la that
he ran along the hallway and descended
by means of the tire escape at the back of
the house, making gook his escape by
one of the numerous alleys in the rear.
The shots were heard throughout the
building. A patrol wagon was summoned
and the girl was taken to the Pennsylva
nia Hospital, about a block away, where
she died immediately upon her arrival.
Charles T. Blayney, author of The Bag
gage Cheek, and Manager Cooper said that
it was generally understood that Gentry
and the girl were engaged to be married,
and no motive for the deed other than a
lit of jealousy can be imagined. Gentry
has always been regarded by his friends
in the profession as a thoroughly good
fellow, while not a word could be said
against the girl. Gentry, it is said, is
originally from Richmond Va. His
friends in tnis city are of the opinion
that he will commit suicide.
The murdered girl was well known in
the profession. During the season of
IHB7-88 she was a member of the New
York Casino Opera Company. Of late
years she has been with Natural Gas,
Horse and Horse, where she iirst met
Gentry, and a number of other promi
nent companies. She was engaged by the
Baggage Check Company last season, and
has made such a hit that Mr. Blayney
had tried to advance her position, and
for this end was writing for her the part
of an up-to-date girl in The Chattel Mort
gage, which is to be produced in New
York next month. She was aremarkably
pretty girl, decidedly brunette and about
22 years of age.
Gentry is described as a tall, thin,
talloW-faced man of about 35 years of age,
and is said to be a clever "character"
comedian. Miss Clarke was prostrated by
the occurrance and eoidd not be seen.
Manager W. F. Crossley, proprietor of
the Baggage Check Company, of which
Madge Yorke, the dead woman, was a
member, said tonight:
"Six weeks ago 1 engaged Gentry and
Madge Yorke for the Baggage Check Com
pany. She played the pari of the Italian
maid. Gentry ami Miss Yorke were en
gaged to be married, but when Gentry
left my company after he had joined it
the two had a bitter quarrel. Gentry left
with Willie Collier to take apart in A
Back Number.
"I saw Gentry on Broadway at . r > o'clock
this afternoon. He was under the influ
ence of liquor, and was walking with .hie
Coyne, the comedian of The Bush City.
He spoke to me and mentioned Madge
Yorke. He said, 'My God, how 1 love
that girl I' "
Refusal of the Rio Grande to Enter a Compact
Causes Trouble
Omaha, Neb., Feb. 17.—The new devel
opments in the Western Transcontinental
troubles, growing out of the refusal of
Manager Dodge of the Denver and Rio
Grande to indorse the agreements said to
have been completed, is very seriously
complicating the situation. The general
passenger agent of the Union Pacific, Mr.
Lomax, on this subject said;
"When the conference between the trans
missouri lines relative to the boycott was
ended, Mr. Caldwell asked me if then'was
anything else the Onion Pacific demanded.
I informed there was nothing.
"Then he said: 'You are ready to sign
the agreement'!" I told him the Union
Pacific had been ready to sign for the
last six months the moment the boycott
was lifted. A circular letter to all lines
was then prepared and signed by the
transmissouri lines, the Rio Grande was
not a party to the agreement. The cir
cular is now in the mails and has been
received by many roads before this. We
shall look to the association of which we
are members for the necessary protection
just as we would have tried to protest
ourselves had we been outside the asso
"For twenty years the Union Pacific
has granted side trips to Salt Lake on
tickets having a limit sufficient to allow
j such a visit. We are not likely to cut it
off now because the Rio Grande Western
| refuses to grant us the equality we have
insisted upon. There must be some mis
j take, however, for the telegram of Colonel
I Dodge is ambiguous, to say the least."
Btg Blazes in Buffalo and Rochester—The
Buffalo, N. V., I'eb. IS.—Fire broke out
at 2 o'clock this (Monday) morning in
Music Hall. The loss will probably be
about $75,000.
Rochester, N. V., Feb. 17.—The two
upper stories of the six-story stone build
int owned by W. W. Mack and occupied
by the French Company, spice manufac
turers, was gutted by lire this morning.
The stock ami fixtures were damaged to
ihe extent of $30,000 and the building $10,
--oon. Both losses are covered by insur
While two firemen were standing on the
extension ladder holding a line of hose,
the truck which holds the ladder upset,
throwing the men to the ground, a <lis
tance of 100 feet. One of them, Patrick
Con way, received injuries which will result
fatally. The other, William Nolan, was
quite seriously Injured,
Cattle Cars Collide With a Santa Fe
Passenger Train
Great Many People Injured and Seventy
Mead of Stock Killcd-Thc Wreck
Blocks Travel
Guthrie, O. T., Feb. 17.—The Texas ex
press and a through cattle train on the
Santa Pc collided in Dead Man's Cut, live
miles south of here, at midnight Saturday
night. Xhe freight was coining around a
sharp curve, so neither headlight could
be seen until within thirty feet of each
other. The passenger engineer jumped
and saved his life, as did the freight tire
man. Freight Engineer Charles Cplcby
jumped, but bis head struck the rocky
side of the cut and he was killed. Passen
ger Fireman Patrick Coldron was caught
in the cab and scalded so badly that he
died this morning. Both engines, bag
gage and mail cars and half a dozen
freight cars were demolished. Seventy
head of stock were killed. The passenger
coaches did not leave the track and no
passenger was badly injured.
The injured are: 'James Moorman,
freight conductor, left arm broken; Ed
ward Kitchen, passenger conductor, hand
smashed and badly bruised; Messenger
it. 1!. Deagle, body badly bruised; Bag
gageman George Neville, scalded; Mail
Clerk Hutching, load cm: Road Master
McKinney, bruised; 10. Brldgeniau, John
J. English and 11. A. Bprow, badly
bruised; Harry Brower, Kansas City
stock yards, cut in the neck ami face; 11.
A. Hahn, fireman on freight, leg mashed;
A. J. Graves, freight brakeinan sprained
arm; L. B. Weidcdhainer, cuts on body
and face.
The wreck wifl not be cleared so trains
can go through until tomorrow. The
wreck was caused by a misinterpretation
of orders'by the freight engineer, who
tbought he was to pass the passenger at
Guthrie instead of at Seward, two miles
south of the wreck.
Chicago , Feb. 17.—Dr. William God
frey Dyas, one of Chicago's pioneer
physicians, was killed by a Lake Shore
passenger train at the Forty-ninth street
Dr. Dyas was born in Dublin in 1811",
and graduated from the Royal College of
Surgeons in 1830. lie came to Chicago
early in the SO's and was for some time
editor of the Chicago Medical Journal.
He afterwards resumed active practice
and retired but a short, time ago.
He was one of the founders of the
Woman's Medical College and was for
some time its president. He was also con
sulting physician for the women's and
children's end of the Cook county hos
Pittsburg, Pa., Fob. 17.—A wreck oc
curred at lO.o'elocktonight at the Rankin
crossing between the Eastern express on
the Baltimore & Ohio and a trolley car on
the Braddock >v Rankin branch of the
Second Avenue Electric line whioh re
sulted, in the death of Miss Kuesne, and
the severe injury of William .lone", both
passengers on the electric car. The Balti
more A Ohio train was an hour late and
was coming al a high rate of speed just
as the trolley cur approached the crossing.
When the motortnan and conductor saw
the collision was inevitable, they told the
passengers to jump for their lives. There
were twelve passengers, all of whom suc
ceeded in getting off except Miss Kuesne.
She failed to get off because she could not
understand English and did not know
the danger she was in. The car was
struck fairly in the center and was re
duced to kindling wood. Miss, Kuesne's
head was cut entirely off and her body
horribly inundated. William Jones had
his arm crushed and bend ha ly cut. AH
the other passengers were bruised or
slightly hurt by flying pieces of the wreck.
The Legislature of Colorado Wants the
Treasurer to Settle
Denver, Feb. 17.—A special to the Re
publican From Cheyenne, Wyo#, says:
Just before the Legislature ad
journed sine die at fi o'clock
tiiis morning, a resolution was In
troduced and unanimously adopted in
structing the attorney general of
Wyoming to at once begin proceedings
against the bondsmen of OttoGramm*, ox-
State Treasurer and the assignee of the
T. A. Kent Hank of Cheyenne, to recover
$56,000 of state funds, which the treasurer
lost on account of the failure of the bank
in July, IHfW. Mr. (jramm failed to reim
burse the state when he turned over the
office to his successor, January 7, this
Out of a Stormy Sea
London, Feb. 17.—Tho British steamer
Virginia, from Boston, February 2d, (or
London, has arrived at Plymouth, ufter a
terrible passage. She lust Jul) head of
Admiral Ting Suicided Before
Captured Officers Taken Away From
the Seized Vessels
Dramatic Incidents in the Death o< Admiral
Tins-He Accepted the Demands of the
Japanese Admiral
Yokohama, Feb. 17.—An official dis
patch from Wei Hai Wei, bearing date of
February I.3th, was received here. It
states that in response to the offer made
by Admiral Ting, the Chinese naval com
mander, to surrender his vessels on the
conditions Of amnesty, were granted. Ad
miral Do, commander of the Japanese
forces, demanded the naval stores be
turned over in the morning. The Chin
ese messenger who conveyed this demand
returned to Admiral Ito anil informed
him that Admiral Ting had committed
suicide on the night of February 12th and
that his responsibility had been transferred
to Captain McClure, formerly the captain
of a British merchant vessel who had
been appointed by the Chinese Govern
ment as assistant to Admiral Ting. Ad
miral Ito, at the lime the dispatch was
sent, was conferring with Captain Mc-
A dispatch, dated February 11th, from
Field Marshal Oyamn, who is in com
mand of the Japanese military forces at
Wei Ha) Wei, announces that the Captain
surrendered the Chinese on land and sea.
He also announces that Admiral Ting and
two other officers committed suicide after
addressing a letter from the Chinese flag
ship accepting the Japanese demands.
The Chinese soldiers garrisoning the
forts on the island of Liv Kung Tao, the
last of the defenses of Wei Hai Wei to
hold out against the Japanese, and the
sailors of the Chinese fleet were to be
taken beyond the Japanese lines and lib
erated, while the captured officers and the
foreigners will be conveyed away from the
ship before they are given their liberty.
A dispatch from Colonel Nodzu, com
mander of the first Japanese army in
Manchuria, dated February llt li, says
that 10,IHK) Chinese With twelve guns at
tacked Hal Cheng from the Lao Yang,
New Chwang and Jinkoa roads. They
were repulsed, leaving over 100 dead. The
Japanese loss was five killed or wounded.
London, Feb. 18. —A dispatch to the
Times from Tien Tsin says that Li Hung
Chang, who has been appointed a peace
envoy to Japan, will go to Pekin on Feb
ruary 21st to confer with the Emperor.
He will return to Tien Tsin in two week,
and will then proceed to Kobe.
Advices from Seoul are to the effect
that the King has refused to accept the
resignation of the ministers. It is re
ported that anti-conformists arc instigat
ing another attempt to assassinate Prince
The Merits of the Battleship and the Cruiser
Decided Upon
Washington, Feb. 17. — The Japanese
have solved for themselves the question as
to the relative merits of the battleship and
the cruiser which is now agitating Con
gress in connection with the propositions ;
to provide for the construction of three
new battleships. While their cruisers, I
owing to superior strategy in their man
agement unit great wariness in attack,
supplemented by the indispensable tor
pedo-boat fleet, have managed to obtain
victories over the Chinese fleet in two
cases, the battleships of the Chinese, even
with inferior management and personnel,
have given such' a good account of them
selves as to make it apparent to the Japan
ese that if ever they hope to meet another
naval power in combat with chance of
success, they must themselves posses some
of the great battleships. It is regarded as
a foregone conclusion that they will ac
quire, the. Chinese battleships Chen Yuen
and Ting Yuen, if the latter can be raised,
by conquest. But the Japanese govern
ment is not content to rest-"there, for ad
vices received by the Navy Department
show that they have placed contracts for
building two great ships that will exceed
the best of OUT own ships in offensive and j
defensive powers.
• The battleships will be of 12,2.">0 tons j
displacement, H7O feet long by 73 feet '
beam, an armor belt 1H inches thick will I
extend for 2:211 feet along the sides over
the vitals of the ship, which will lc* pro- j
polled by engines of 11,000 horse power j
and carry each two twelve-inch guns, ten
six-inch guns and a great number of
smaller machine gunn. It will require j
fully 8000 tons of nickel steel Harveyized
armor for these ships ami these last re
quirements, but the Japanese (ioverntuent
indicates how quickly their naval officers
profit by and adopt the very latest discov
eries in the naval construction, for it is j
only very recently that the United States
developed this process of treating armor
so as to add fifty per cent to its resisting
What Admiral Carpenter Says
Washington, Feb. 17.—The Secretary of
the Navy today received the following di s
patch from Admiral Carpenter, Command
ing the Asiatic squadron '•
"Che l'W,- Feb. Pi.—The Chinese Meet
and the Chinese island forts, Wei Hai
Wei. china, have surrendered. The
Chinese admiral and the Chinese generals
committed suicide. Have sent the United
States steamship Charleston to watch the
movements. 1 1
The Bank of England to Give Up the
London, Feb. 17. —The probability that
some gold will be taken from the Hank of
England for the American loan served to
sustain the rates for money during the
past week.
The stock market was rather inactive,
there was a distinctly stronger tone gen
erally. The prospect of German; initia
ting ail international money confer
ence favorably affected all silver
securities. Home railway secur
ities were* slow but showed a slight im
provement. The market for mining secur
ities revived considerably. Paris opera
tors resumed buying and the market
closed linn and quite buoyant. Canadian
Pacific shares fell heavily (in pressure to
Sell by Canadian holders. Grand Trunks
fluctuated, hut at the close were better,
the half yearly report not having realized
the worst expectations.
American railway securities were again
dominated by the loan prospects and the
dealings were very small. Denver. Penn
sylvania and Union Pacific showed a frac
tional advance.
Story of a Stenographer Who Took Blixt's
Chicago, Feb. 17. — A special to the
Tribune from Minneapolis says that Miss
Wachtel, the stenographer, was seen to
night, and from her the fact was elicited
that lili\: made another confession which
changes the whole course of events. She
claims that Blixt stated to her in answer
to a.question fr*m his attorney that Adry
Hayward put him up to the job of mur
dering Miss Ging. It was planned pre
vious to the tragedy, and all of the details
agreed on almost exactly as stated by
Blixt on the stand, excepting that the
name of Adry should be substituted for
that of Harry in the confession.
Senator Piatt Working Out a Plan
for City Reform
Conference Hc!d in the Senator's Rooms
in New York and the Matter
Discussed—Plait's Promise
Xew York, Feb. 17.--A conference was
held in ex-Senator Piatt's room at the
Fifth Avenue Hotel today attended by
that gentleman, Senator Lexow, Chair
man Edward Lauterbaok of the Republi
can County CommlttOO, and others of Mr.
Piatt's friends. The direct object of the
conference was to map out a plan of cam
paign respecting the city legislation, par
] tlcularly those bills now pending which
i are desired by Mayor Strong and the Com
mittee of Seventy.
Mr. Piatt assured those who spoke to
him on the subject at the (dose of the con
ference that, no definite action had been
taken. That there was a ,-trong difference
of opinion expressed at the conference
was generally understood. The disturbing
element was said to he Fdward Lauterback.
The proposition he offered, it was under
; stood, were retaliatory measures in the
! shape of a power of removal bill for the
i state, which would enable Governor Mor
| ton to appoint Republicans to offlpes now
held by Democrats. This was said to be
| the method proposed to set off Mayor
J Strong's appointment of William Urook-
I field tn Commissioner of Public Works in
! tl.i. ,-lty.
Mi Lauterback, however, declined to be
! quoted beyond the fact that nothing in
! the way of retaliatory legislation had
j been agreed upon.
Smallpox Feared From a Pacific Mail
San Francisco, Feb. 17.—The steamer
City of Sydney arrived from Panama and
way port-* this morning, and was ordered
into quarantine by Dr. Lawler, the quar
antine officer, because of a case of small
pox which developed in one of the crew
on the voyage up the coast.
Shortly after leaving Panama, one of the
coal passers named James Brophy was
taken sick, anil though he showed
the symptoms of smallpox, the
real nature of his disease was
not known until Acaputco was
reached. There he was taken ashore and
the quarantine office; of the Mexican
port, Dr. c. Costellaue, assisted by Bur
geon Hibbett of the I. S. S. gunboat
Bennington, and Dr. Yoisard of the
steamer, vaccinated all the passengers on
board and every member of the crew.
It was nine days ago when the sick
man was taken ashore, and since then
no sign of the disease has become appa
rent. As it takes usually fourteen days
for the disease to manifest itself, Dr.
Lawler decided that it would be safer to
hold the ve.-sel in quarantine for five
days more, to make up for the fourteen,
since the last contact with the contagion
on the steamer, and make certain that
the disease would not be landed in the
city without proper precautions having
been taken.
A Steamship Captain Reports a Deck Load
New York, Feb. 17.-Captain Kggctt of
the British ship Constance, which arrived
here today from Dunkirk, and which was
obliged to take a southern course on ac
count of a succession of heavy gales, re
ports that on Monday last, when about
:(2"> miles southeast, of Sandy Ifook, his
vessel passed for several hours through an
enormous quantity' of yellow pine lumber,
apparently the deck load of some vessel.
The lumber-carrying steamship City of
Saint Augustine, which is more than ten
days overdue at this port from Jackson
ville. Fla.. has not yet been heard from.
She is commanded by Captain E, Gaskil!
ami carried a crew of fourteen men.
Kentucky Reformers Have Undertaken to Close
the Saloons
Louisville, Ky„ Feb. 17.—The police,
under instructions from the board of pub
lic, safety, were busy today taking the
names of all offendera against the Sunday
closing law, but no arrests were made.
The instructions to the police were to
make no exceptions beyond thos- given
in the law. Warrants will be issued for
those found violating the law and the
court will decide what classes of business
are to be excepted.
Caught by Falling Walls
Akron, Ohio, Feb. 17. —During the pro
gress of a small lire this morning, Fire
men George Burton, Frauk Xieswanger
and Harry Townsend were caught by a
falling chimney. The two tirst named
were so badly hurt that they will probably
die. Townsend will recover.
Uncle Sam Will Look Into the
Case of Seward
The Matter Will Be Brought to the
Attention of Congress
Secretary Gresham and Minister Thurston
Hove Been Seen Together With
Perkins nnd Other Senators
Chicago, Feb. 17.—A special to the
Inter-Ocean from Pittsburg, says:
According to Judge J. P. Siegle, of the
Allegheny county bench, the United
States Government has taken a hand in
the Intended execution of William T.
Seward, the American -implicated in
the Hawaiian revolution. Siegel and
SeWEfd are brothers-in-law. The
lai tcr ret 11 rued fr< 11 v Wash i ngton
today, where he went to interest Secre
tary Gresham in the case. After hearing
Siegle. the Secretary telegraphed a mes
sage to Vancouver to oatch the steamer
leaving that place for Honolulu. JI< l then
informed Judge Siegle if Seward is not
executed before the steamer arrives, Pres
ident Dole will order a stay of execution
until the ease can be more fully investi
gated. Judge Siegle says:
"In addition to calling on Secretary
("Iresham and Minister Thurston, I saw
Senators Hawley, Allison, I Matt of Con
necticut, Perkins ami Butler* Hawley
was Major Seward's chief of staff, and is
glad to ;iid him* An address to President
Dole was prepared and signed by the
United States Senators. 1 am satisfied it
will have considerable weight, as the
Hawaiian Government wants the good
will uf the American people."
Plans Are Being Pormulatcd to Oct It On
Its I-'cct
Chicago, Feb. 17. —It is stated here that
plans for getting the Whisky Trust on its
feet have been practically agreed upon by
the stockholders' reorganization commit
tee. Every effort is being made to keep
the terms secret until an address to stock-
I holders can be prepared. Three members
|of the reorganization committee, R. B.
I Hartshore and S. G. Rice of New York
' and W. D. Hutton of Cincinnati, are in
I conference with Receivers McNulta, Mit
i chell and Lawrence.
It is said the concern is in excellent
; condition, and no difficulty will be ex
j perienced in raising the money necessary
to get it out of the hands of the receivers.
I Instead of a pressing indebtedness ol
|$1,000,000, as Judge (irosscup was led t<
j believe, the receivers discovered that the
I company owed i liltle more than fTO&OOO
j in the form of rebate vouchers, and $140,
--! (XXI of these have bsen forfeited. The re
maining MOcVOOO is not due in a lump
sum, but matures in small amounts from
day to day, and can readily be met with
out sacrificing any of the assets of the
It is said tonight that whatever the re-
I suit of the ease now pending before the
] Illinois State Court, the stockholders will
surrender the present charter. They will
then apply for a new charter under the
laws of New Jersey. This granted, the
company will proceed to reorganize under
■ its provisions, leaving President (ireenhut
I and his fellow officers stranded, the man
, ager of a corporation which has ceased to
have a corporate existence. It is reported
' that the application for the new charter in
j New Jersey is likely to be made within a
The stockholders' committee will hold
a final consultation with the receivers
Wednesday next.
i Companies Do Not Believe that Dr. Fraker I
Is Dead
i Kansas City, Feb. 17. —Forty thousand
• dollars is the reward offered for tbeappre
| hension of Dr. George Fraker. The offer
is made by the insurance companies
! which issued policies on Dr. Fraker's life,
j When the confession of judgment was
taken in the Federal Court last Monday,
|in the case brought to collect the $40,000
| insurance, it was agreed in the stipulation
; riled at the time that the main sum should
not be paid until the expiration of six
months. There was no reason given by
the insurance solicitors for this clause and
none was required, but it was understood
it was simply one of business and that it
! was in good faith. Now, however, it is
! learned that the companies have joined
Jin issuing a circular to their agents ofl'cr
| ing $40,000 for Fraker's recovery within
j the six months stay before the payment
lof the money. The number of agents
i employed by the companies amounts to a
j small army and includes every city, vil
lage and hamlet in the land. In addition
I the offer has been made to every reputa
| ble detective agency in the country.
; Resigns From the Tennessee Lcglslatuie
Because It is Kxtravagant ,
I Nashville, Term., Feb. 17.—Senator A.
I B. Ncwson sent in his resignation to Gov-
I emor Tttrney today as Senator from the
I Fourteenth district. Governor Tttrney is
I not in the city ami has not acted on the
i resignation. The Senator gives as his rea-
I son for resigning the extravagance of the
Legislature in forcing upon the committee
appointed to visit state institutions and
coal mines, sergeant-at-arnts, reporters
and other attaches at. $4 per day and ex
penses, who do nothing but draw salaries.
The resignation created somewhat of a
A Mob of Masked r\en Take Vengeance on a
Kingston, Mo., Feb. 17.- About '.! !
o'clock this morning a mob of masked
men, supposed to be negroes from Hamil
ton, surrounded the Sheriff's house and
■ jailkeepcr, causing Sheriff Ooklsworthy
to give up the key, and gained entrance
to the jail corridor with the avowed pur
pose of taking out and hanging George
Tracoy a uegro, who shot and killed his
wife at Hamilton, this county, on the
morning of January iiOth. On the Inside
I the mob were, unable to #et into the t tdel
j cell in which he was confined with two
other convicts. Tracey crawled under hi;,
• bed and the mob began shooting through
[ the bars of the cell door, and succeeded
in {ratting six bullets into his body, kill
ing him instantly.
T'ho Sheriff made all the resistance in
his power, but was overpowered. The
two prisoners in the cell escaped unhurt.
Tracey was a bail character, and had
I lately served a jai! sentence here for shoot
' log a negro man. lie had some years ago
lost both his legs just below the knee, be
ing run over by a train which he wa-< try
ing to board to escape some Kansas of»
The Argentine Minister in Washington War's
to Take a Rest
Washington, Feb. 17.—Tonight in sponk
ing of the report that he' was about to
leave the country, Minister Zcballos of
the Argentine Republic said that the state
ment that ho had been recalled was in
correct, lie had, however, arranged to
leave Washington soon after the adjourn
ment of Congress, and in April would
start on a European trip of a year's dura
tion, At the end of that, time be might
or might not return to this country. No
new Minister would bo unpointed during
his absence.
A Promiuent Minnesota Man Charge)
With Stealing
Startling Developments Promised as thr
Result of v Grand Jury
Duluth, Feb. 17.— A suit which prom
| iscs sensational developments has been
I begun in the District Court, resulting
J from the indictment at Grand Kapids of
i George Lydick. The suit is the tirst of a
series Involving a theft of 2*900,000 feet of
timber supposed to have been stolen from
Government reservation lands in the last
j two years. Lydick himself admit! that
he has trespassed on this land for a year
and a half. District Attorney Stryker has
been working on the case for about three
months. The number of defendants, he
says, is not less than 800, but they almost
without- exception are working in the in
terests of big lumbering corporations,
which really are the principals and will
receive the state's attention when the de
fendants explain the situation and give
the names of the parties for whom they
were working. The amount to be recov
ered is over $50,000.
A Young Man Shoots Mis Oirl-Wife and Then
Attempts Suicide.
St. Louis, JTeb. 17.—At the female hos
pital of ibis city today Clyde Calderon. a
youth of 17, ean<le d operate attempt to
j end the lives of his girl-wife, Mamie, aged
j 17, and himself. Through a succession o
: misfortunes the conple had become
to make a living! Mrs. Calderon was
j taken sick and moved to the city In&titu*
j lion for treatment. Calderon, still out of
J work, called to see his wife t6day. They
I talked earnestly for some time, when sud
j denly Calderon drew a revolver and lived
one shot at his wife, indicting a probably
I fatal wound in the side near the heart,
i lie then turned the revolver upon him
! self, but inflicted only a slight scalp
i wound before he was seized. His wixt
| will probably die.
! The Fighter Severely Injures Himself m •
Bath Tub
New York, Fob. 17.—The Worhl tomor-
J row will say: Uominiek McGaffery, the
pugilist, who was lighting with Mitchell
and Sullivan a few years ago, has had a
crowning bit of bad lnek.u
Several weeks ago, in getting out of his
bath tub, he scraped the skin o.'f his in
step. He though* nothing about it for a
few days, when hij foot became so swollca
that he could not get on his shoe. It got
worse and worse until at last he was
threatened with'blood poisoning.
I tin Friday he was advised to go to
j Hellevue hospital, and there lie went and
iis now occupying a bed in that institu
tion. The surgeons think they can save
the foot, but at first it was doubtful.
Anothor Story Contradicting the Atrocit-es!»,
■London, Feb. 17.—A dispatch to the
j Standard from Constantinople says that
the Turkish officials will present to the
Armenian commission a declaration that
the stories of the recent outrages aro ex
aggerated. Tho dispatch adds that the
declaration was signed bj ignorant Ar
i me'.iian refugees who were informed that
lie was a petition to the Sultan enforcing
i ibo quarantine regulations against
! oholeia.
Two M.n founcl Dead in Their Hed3 Ik
Brooklyn, V., Feb. 17. — Henry
j KnOhe and Henry Semis of Hobokon,
about twenty years of age, were found
i dead in Miller's Hotel today. They en
j gaged a room last night, and failed to
1 make any response when called this mcrn
-1 Ing. Tho door was broker, down and it,
was found that they had been asphyxiated
by gas. It is believed that it had beer,
accidentally turned on.
Ice In nississippi
Baton Rouge, La., Feb. 17.—A larf*.
number of people visited the river front
today to witness tho novel' and unusual
right of ice floating in tho Mississippi
River, large Hoes of which have bee:) pass
ing throughout the entire day. Only once
or twice previously has floating ice been
seen on the Mississippi Kiver this far
A Man to Fit the Otf!ce
Houston, Tex., Feb. 17.—A special to.
the Post from Austin, says: It is an
announced that Hon. W. L. Wilson has
been tendered by the regents the presi
dency of the University of Texas, which
offer he has under consideration. A bill
is now pending in tho Legislature creat
ing the office, and it has uo opposition.

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