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VOL. 36.
NO. 51.,
I MI11M 5116
By the Attorneys for the Prosecution
in the Luetgert Case.
Part of a Human Skull, Containing
Teeth, Said to Have Been Found
in a vat where Luetgertis alleged
to Have Boiled Away Hia Wife’s
Corpse, Will be Shown to the
Jury—One of Luetgert s Lady
Friends Seems to Have Gone
Over to the Prosecution—Was on
the Stand Yesterday—Has Af
fectionate Letters from the Big
Sausage Maker.
Chicago, September 4.—Curious peo
ple who attempted to gain admission
to Judge Tuthill's court, where the
Luetgert murder trial is being held,
found themselves intercepted at the
main entrance to the criminal court
building on Michigan street. 1 here a
cordon of officers had been established
and only those known to have business
in. the building were permitted to en
ter. Hundreds were turned away and ;
{he crowd and court room were kept
within bounds successfully.
/^* When the trial was resumed addition
al witnesses appeared to identify the
rings found in the vat. Luetgert con
sulted frequently with his counsel and
once rose up in his place and carefully
examined the ring with the initials
“L. L.” in the inside and which, ac
cording to the witnesses for the State,
were Mrs. Luetgert’s wedding ring.
Frieda Mueller, a niece of Mrs. Luet
gert, was the first witness. She said
the rings were the ones which Mrs.
Luetgert wore habitually. Mrs. C hris
tina Pearce, of 656 Clybourn avenue,
followed. She said sne had known
Mrs. Luetgert since she. the witness,
was a small girl. Mrs. Luetgert before
her marriage to the sausage maker,
lived at the house of witness’ mother.
She said that at a picnic a year ago,
which Mrs. Luetgert attended, the wed
ding ring was a subject of conversation
in which it was remarked that Mrs.
Luetgert wore no other jewelry except
her wedding ring. On cross-examina
tion the witness said she had never
seen the wedding ring off Mrs. Luet
>' gert's hand, knew nothing of the ini
tials in it, but identified it from its
sire and general appearance.
Mrs. 'Annie Gieser, of Chicago
Heights, was a servant in the Luet
gert house up to the fall of 1889. She
‘identified the wedding ring and the
| small guard ring worn with it posi
M^^fUvely. The witness produced a pho
■tr.graph of herself taken in 188S, when
wore the two rings. Mrs. Luetgert
■BU’ne..sakl Ctflgr^ b^.VforP’tfvietf M
B Christine Feldt. of 151 fllvhmim
Christine Feldt, of 151 Clybourn ave
nue, was called as a witness for the
State. Mrs. Feldt is the widow whose
name has been mentioned so often
in connection with the case. It was
believed she would be one of the main
witnesses for the defense, but she had
not been before the jury two minutes
when it became apparent-that she had
gone over to the prosecution. She pro
duced a bundle of letters written to
her by Luetgert in his cell in the jail
and carried to her home by Luetgert’s
son Arnold. The letters were filled
with endearing terms. They began:
‘Beloved, Dear Christine,” or “Beloved
Christine,” and in them Luetgert told
of sufferings he was enduring as an
innocent prisoner in the jail.
Inspector Schaack and his officers
were referred to as ‘ the gang” that
was after him and the police were fre
quently referred to as “dogs.” Luet
gert over and over again assured his
correspondent that l«e would over
come the police and “be with her
again a free man.”
Mrs. Feldt testified that Luetgert
told her months ago that he eared
more for Mary Simmering, the servant,
than he did for his wife. She said
she visited his house May 5, and asked
Mary Simmering where Mrs. Luetgert
was. Mary replied that she had gone
down town and would be back shortly.
The witness then asked Luetgert about
it and he told her Mary had lied to
her and that his wife had disappeared.
Luetgert said that his wife had on
former occasions left him for several
dayis without any explanation and he
did not know where she had gone.
He then made the statement that he
cared more for Mary than he did for
his wife.
j ne witness told of a visit to Luet
get t at the jail. The prisoner sent her
a request through Judge Vincent, his
attorney, to come to the jail. Luetgert
then endeavored to persuade her to
loan him money to pay for his de
fense. He asked her, she said, to
put a mortgage on her house in order
to raise the money.
Mrs. Feldt said she told Luetgert
to apply to other friends for money,
and he told her he had been unable
to find any one who would help him.
“If you go back on me,” he said
'“I will take my life.” The witness
Fanl he ought to be ashamed to talk
that way on account of his children
and he replied that even his children
did not care for his life. She said
she then left him.
Mrs. Feldt was not cross examined,
for the reason that translations of the
letters had not been verified, and the
ietters could not be read to the jury at
once. They will 'be given to the jury
and next week the witness will be re
called for cross examination. The let
ters of Luetgert contained many re
quests for money interspersed with pro
testations of affection Through them
r!1 he protested that he was an innocent
and persecuted man.
Lie net witness was little Gottleibe
Bchnmpke. She is 14 years old and her
testimony was that on the night of
May 1. shortly after II o’clock, she and
her sister Annie, returning from a
fiance Belmont avenue, passed the
Luetgert house. Her own home is op
posite the Taschtsaloon, and is close to
the eausage factory. The girl said she
saw Luetgert and^iis wife walk around
tne corner of the factory into the allev
rear of it. TWe evidence sus
theLState that Luet
way of the furnace room in the absence
of the watchman, whom he had sent to
the drug store. While being cross ex
amined the girl became hysterical and
had to be removed from the witness
chair. After her composure had been
restored the cross examination proceed
ed and Gottleibe said she wjas taken
away from her home by the police and
locked up as a witness. She pointed
out Police Captain Schuettler as the
officer who told her she would be paid
money if she remained with the police.
This was when she cried and wanted
to go home to her mother. On the
cross examination the girl said she
knew nothing about the Luetgert case
except what the officers told her. Then
the court took her in hand and she said
she did not swear that she did not see
Luetgert and his wife.
Subsequently she saia it ^vas ner bit
ter, 20 years old, that saw Mr. and Mrs.
Luetgert that night and told her mo
ther about it. The State put in evi
dence a statement in writing purport
ing to have been made by the girl. An
other document, an agreement by wh ch
the girl bound herself to remain with
Mrs. Emma Karth as a servant for $2
per week and not return to her home
was also put in evidence.
At the conclusion of the cross exam
ination Justice Bonnefo, of Lake View,
testified that he had made translations
of the letters and that the translations
w^re correct. The court then adjourned
until next Tuesday morning.
Judge Tuthill said that Monday being a
legal holiday he would not hold court.
The letters of Leutgert to Mrs. Feldt
were not read to the jury, but this wil*
be done Tuesday, morning.
State's Attorney Deneen has a sensa
tion to spring on the defense in the trial
next week, which will, he believes, clinch
the fate of the accused sausage maker.
It is nothing less than a portion of a skull,
a number of teeth and the first joint of
what is believed to be the index finger of
a human hand, which it is claimed were
found in the vat in the basement of the
sausage factory. Already testimony has
been introduced to show that there were
particles of flesh found in and around the
} vat by the police and others appearing as
State witnesses, but so far there has been
a doubt as to the ability of the State to
prove that these were particles of hu
man flesh. »
Gruesome and important as these small
particles of bone are it is believed by the
attorneys for the State that they Will be
convincing when introduced as evidence
I along with the expert testimony of Pro
! fessors Delafontaine and Haines that
they are human. These two experts, as
j a result of experiments recently conduct
! ed, will, it is said, state positively that it
! is possible under the circumstances, under
■ which it is alleged by the State that
Leutgert worked, to destroy and disinte
grate a human body.
If, as it is stated by a man closely as
sociated with the prosecution, a portion
I of a skull is introduced and the experts
| testify that it is human, it will be hard
I for the defense to shake the effect it will
have on the in'rv rt ic u *./»£•;»» .Oi'»VrK.'"pit
! in tne sausage factory during the search
j by the police. This was introduced in ev
I idence at the habeas corpus proceedings
before Jpdge Gibbons. It was shown by
| the witnesses that Mrs. Leutgert had such
| a tooth. A lot of flakes and small par
j tides of bones were introduced by Mr.
| Delafontaine. The police collected them
! on a gunny sack when they flushed the
vat. but they could not say they were
! human.
| These leave some doubt, but when the
j prosecution introduces, as it is claimed it
will, a portion of the skull, some natural
teeth, or pieces of teenth, together with
the testimony of the experts that there is
no doubt they came from a human skel
eton, it will go a long way toward supply
ing the link now missing, in the corpus
delicti, the inference being n,«i a. human
body was destroyed in the vat w'horc
these portions of bones were found.
Curiosity to See Luetgert and Hear the
Trial Causes a Serious Accident.
CHICAGO, September 4.—The headlong
rush of people anxious to hear the Leut
gert trial and see the leading character in
the now famous case, almost resulted in
a tragedy to-day. On account of the
great crowds which have been gathering
in the Criminal Count building all week,
the elevators have been forbidden to stop
at the second floor. To-day the floor near
the elevator shaft was packed with peo
ple who had just been denied passage
of the stairway to the Court room, and
exasperated by the firmness of the big
deputies, they made a rush just as an ele
vator was passing. As the car slipped by
the level of the floor the neavy door fell
into the elevator with a crash, carrying
several people with it. The elevator con
ductor stopped the car with a jerk and
the would-be passengers all badly scared
and more or less bruised, were picked up.
Had the car ascended a few feet further
some fatalities would have undoubtedly
A Faithless Wife Wiil be Buried in
Potters Field—Deserted By Hus
band and Lover.
ST. LOUIS, Mo... September 4.—In the
City Hospital deadhouse lies the body of
young Mrs. Wajcechauski, who in life
was a faithless wife and in death is de
nied the forgiveness of a husband and j
loved ones. She was brought to the City |
Hospital several days ago by a man call- !
ing himself Charles Mueller, of 1820 North
Grand avenue, who representd himself as j
her husband. She died last night. '
' Mueller," whose correct name is Jacob j
Levi, was notified. He in turn notified
the woman's sister and brother. Frances
and Dave Waytus. They called at the
City Hospital yesterday in company with
Adam Wajcechauski, the deserted hus
band. Frances alone betrayed any emo
tion. Husband and brother refused to
bury the body. Frances was without
means to do so. Levi, who stole the wo
mtm away while the husband Was at
work at their old home in Franklin coun
ty, had already declared that he owed the
woman nothing. So her body will be bur
ied in potter s field. When the woman
came to St. Louis last May with her hus
band they started housekeeping at 1223
North Tenth street. After her husband’s
departure she w-eht to live with
1317 Chestnut street,
II Cl SJttSIlill
Miners and Operators Seem Satisfied
With the Outlook.
President Dolan and Other Officers
Discreetly Refuse to Discuss the
Prospects for the Strikers Ac
cepting' the Sixty-five Cent Rate,
But There Seems No Doubt That
It Will be Ratifled-The Opera
tors Pleased With the Results of
the Columbus Conference—Be
lieve Work Will b9 Resumed One
Week from To-Morrow—Figure
the DArmitt Mines May Cut in
the Situation.
Pittsburg, Pa., September 4.—Dis
trict President Dolan, of the United
Mine Workers, returned from Colum
bus at 7 o’clock this morning and
went at once to the headquarters,
where he held a consultation with
the other district officials. When the
conference closed a call was issued
for a delegate convention in this city
next Tuesday at 10 o'clock a. m., to
consider the Columbus proposition.
The call advises th« delegates to come
un instructed.
When Mr. Dolan was asked as to
the probable outcome of the conven
; tion he said that he had decided to
| express no opiuion nor say anything
j on the subject until he met the miners’
I representatives in the convention next
“It is not policy,' said he, “for me
! to say anything now, but I have no
I doubt but that the convention will de
| Cide upon what is best for the miners.”
j District Secretary Warner, Cameron
! Milller and other members of the Ex
ecutive Board also declined to talk.
Meetings will be held all over the
district on Monday to elect delegates
and discuss the situation.
it is believed that the general senti
ment will be to accept the terms and
go to work and await another advance
i on January 1st, which is assured if
i tiie uniformity agreement is accepted
I by 95 per cent, of the operators.
| Some of the miners favor a contin
uance of the strike for the 69 cent rate,
i but they will likely be convinced by
; the more conservative men that the
I terms are as satisfactory as can be ex
I pected at the present time. The ac
i ceptance of these terms will also pre
| vent the importation of men into the
I district.
, it is known that the operator* arc
and some ‘of mPYu^Sh conWcf’
the refusal of the proposition
result in disaster.
ihe operators are all pleased
the result of the Columbus confer
ihey look upon it as a virtual s<
the long strike- and anno
that they will be ready to start
mines as soon as the conventio
miners have ratified the agree
leached yesterday.
Many of the strikers who favor
acceptance of the 65-cent rate wai
insert a clause in the agreement to
vide that the New York & Clevr
Coal Company be required to pay
Jhe company is included ic
Big Thirteen” of lake shippers
, have been conducting the negotiai
for a settlement, but Bi-cawlent \\
has not Participated in
effort* to compromise, and tberero
not bound by any of the i roposi
made by the lake shippers. A su;
tion has been made that the camj
the mines of this company be n
tained, and the mines be kept cl
while the other diggers work at th
cent rate. It is believed that if
can be successfully done, uniformit
the Pittsburg district will be estab
ed before the date fixed in the aj
i mfhC and the uniformity Dlan wil
adopted and a higher rate fixed t
into effect at the first of the year.
The operators’ committee retu
from Columbus during the day. Cl
man Schlandeburg said that the coi
ence between the miners and open
was a very amicable one, and that
* - uuc, ana ij
meeting was nroductivp nf q wt,
of feeling between them.
„ “When we, as a eommittee.” he said,
‘began to look around us, we found
that the miner was the recipient of a
gieat deal of sympathy of a practical
nature. The generosity of the public
had enabled hfm to live during the sus
pension as well, if not better, than when
the mines were working. But we knew
the time was coming when the contri
butions would cease. We always be
lieved their cause would weaken when
a fair price was offered for their work
We were also painfully aware that
other districts were encroaching on the
trade that our efforts had secured for
us. Coal reaching lake ports from other
regions than ours was permitting our
customers to form new trade ties to our
future detriment.
“We knowing all this, made the min
ers an offer of 65 cents per ton for all
coal mined from now until January l,
1S98. We also agreed when that time
came to enter into negotiations with
the miners to arrange the price for the
ensuing year. These propositions
were favorably met and we were as
sured that the best efforts of the min
ers' conJmittee would be exerted to
have the strike terminated on these
"W e feel very sanguine that an ac
ceptance will reach us from Mr Dolah
about Thursday of next week. \s we
do not presume that much would be
done on Friday or Saturday, we will
say that we are convinced that every
mining district will make a start on
the following Monday. The offer, we
think, is a very fair one. and should
be accepted, and as delay will not be
of any advantage to any of the parties,
we do not think the mines will be id’e
longer than the time specified.”
J. C. Dysart. another member of the
committee, said resumption of work
in the mires row would mean millions
cf dollars in all lines cf industry. “The
operators, said he, “seem to have the
worst end of the affair, but they are
standing in the last trenches, from
on Seventh Fife.
A Railroad Gatemaa Enforced a Rule
Against the Vice President.
New York, September 4.—Because he
enforced a strict rule of the Erie Rail
road Company in the case of the Vice
President of the United States, Wil
liam Seagrass has lost his position
and has been compelled to break up
his home.
Seagrass was an usher in the Erie
station in Jersey City, having charge
of one of the gates admitting passen
gers from the waiting-room to the
train sheds, It is a rule of the com
pany to keep these gates closed until
the trains are made up and announc
ed on the bulletin board.
Thursday Vice President Hobart at
tempted to pass through the gate
guarded by Seagrass and became in
censed when the gatew’ay blocked his
passage. Mr. Hobart presented his
card and demanded admittance to the
train shed, but Seagrass refused to
violate his orders and the Vice Presi
dent was forced to take his chances
with ether passengers.
The next day, on application of Mr.
Hobart to President Thomas, of the
Erie Railroad, Seagrass was dismissed
He has sent his wife and child to trie"
former’s old home in Pennsylvania
and is looking for work.
Alice Litchen Promptly Accepts FraDk
Holmes’ Offer to Marry.
Anderson, Ind., September 4.—Alice
Litchen was doing a big family -wash
ing this morning when her lover. Frank
i Holmes, came in from New Albany and
! found her at work.
j Without any preliminary remarks he
! asked her to marry him. She drew her
1 hands out of the suds, dried them and'
got into hie buggy without further pre
! parations.
J They went to the nearest squire’s,
where the knot was tied, and then she
; returned and completed her washing.
| They leave to-morrow' for New Albany,
! where they will make their future
; home.
The bride is a very good looking
young woman. Holmes is an iron
A Colored Woman Mother of Four Pairs of
Twins at th© Age of 17.
St. Louis, MfJ., September 4.—Only
seventeen weari> old and the mother of
four pairs of twins and again ap
proaching motherhood. This is the
record made by Pearly Bradford, a
colored woman, in East St. Louis.
She appeared before Dr. Woods, su
per viec-r of Lpe ptrSv, T-hirrsday iwira
in.E' ■*»nfie‘i for supplies to keep
her and her children from starving.
She has been a resident of East St.
Ix>uis five years, having come from
New Orleans, where she says her hus
band is now trying to get employment
on the river. She was married when
only a child.
Dr. Woods made a careful investi
gation of the statements made by Mrs.
Biadford and found them to be correct
and the woman honest and truthful.
She got the supplies.
A Consignment Has Been Assayed in Ne,
New York, September 4.—The assa
office in Wall street has assayed th
Krpfnm°»nsignment of e°ld from th
j ft!'rned -ln by the bank of America
j which received it in the ordinar
: course of business from the correspond
; in the far west. The gold receiv
!efl- according to Superintendent Mason
of the assay office, was of inferior qual
ltv, as compared with CalifoVnia gold
and made a poor assay. Two lots wen
: refined, one of 44.45 ounces and thi
I ot^er °f 10.16 ounces. The first assay
1 ed $15.48 an ounce;, the second, $16.91
an ounce: an average of $16.211^ ar
i ounce. California gold averages $17 5’
I an ounce.
j A Wilmington Man s Head Blown Off By
a Companion.
Wilmington, Del., September 4 —
While gunning for rail birds near the
\\ ilmington & Northern pier this af
ternobn, John Wolling, known as
"Jersey," of South Wilmington, had
the back of his head blown off by a
load of shot fired by Alonzo T. Dick
erson, a companion. When the smoke
cleared away he was horrified to find
his companion dead at the bottom of
the boat with a gaping wound in the
back of his head. The coroner's jury
to-night exonerated Dickerson.
While Lucius C. Jones was gunning
for birds to day he put his weapon in
the stern of the boat and his foot
caught the trigger. The gun exploded,
and the load of shot entered Jones'
right arm. The arm was amputated
below' the elbow.
Gov. Ellerbe Withdraws the State Consta
bulary Force.
Columbia, S. C„ September 4.—Gov
ernor Ellerbe announced to-day that he
had given orders withdrawing the State
constabulary from every village, town
and city in the State. Only a few con
stables will remain in the country dis
tricts. where there are no local officials
to enforce the dispensary- law.
This action removes the chief cause
of friction in the enforcement of the
State liquor law. and will save the com
monwealth $50,000 a year.
Cambridge. Md.. September 4.—The
oyster season on the Chesapeake and
Its tributaries opens with prospects of
a plentiful supply. Five or six hun
dred boats have been licensed for long
ing. The dredging season opens Octo
ber 1. Two hundred craft that started
with the opening of the season vester
dav returned to-day laden with choice
oy sters from the Great Choptank river.
Five Cambridge packing houses began
operations to-day. Shipments to Phil- i
adelphia have begun.
110 FIM10NS
Of Natural Gas at Broad Ripple, Near
Indianapolis, Indiana,
Result in the Killing: of Five Men,
the Serious Injury of Man) Others
and the Burning of Several Busi
ness Blocks—The First Explosion
Occurred in a Drug Store and the
Cause is a Mystery—The Second
Came While People Were Re
moving Goods from a Burning
Store Across the Street—He;p
Sent from Indianapolis.
Indianapolis, Ind., September 4.—
Two frightful explosions of natural
£«s occurred in Broad Ripple, a sub
burb six miles north ot, here, this
morning at 10 o’clock.
Five were killed and the seriously
injured will number between 20 and 30.
The business part of the town took
fire and the largest buildings were de
The city of Indianapolis was celled
on for help and sent engines and doc
I tors.
The first explosion occurred in J. L.
Hatts’ drug store from unknown cause.
Five men were injured there and the
; building was set on fire. Across the
! street was the Odd Fellows' hall, un
derneath which was Pious Gresh’s gro
cery store. Seeing that the fire was
! spreading Gresh and twenty men were
I removing his stock of groceries when
; a crushing explosion occurred in this
building. The walls were blown out
and the upper floor fell in on the men.
Gresh and Jacob Darling, a painter,
were taken out dead. The others in
the building were badly injured, sev
i eral of them probably fatally. Nearly
: everyone of them suffered a broken leg
1 or arm.
1 The fire spread from the Odd Fel
i lows’ hall and the drug store ruins in
j every direction. Five buildings were
on fire at once and were doomed before
! help could be attempted. The entire
| community turned out and there was
work for all to do in rescuing Lhe in
jured now threatened with danger of
death by fire.
Hurried calls for help were sent to
the city. The hospital and dispensary
doctors took the first cars and the fire
department loaded an engine on a
Monon flat car and left for the scene.
The fire was under control at noon,
i with five business houses destroyed.
I The dead:
| PIOUS GRESH. grocer, aged 19, burn
ed to death.
t JACOB DARLING, painter, crushed by
falling walls.
CHARLES YOUNTZ, single, aged 35,
j found dead in grocery ruins.
One of the unknown dead is supposed
1 to be Henry Ernst, an old soldier who
j cooked for Joseph Wambaugh.
The injured are: Orville Heady,
street car conductor, injured internally,
; burned about the head and face, prob
ably fatally.
! ’ Anderson Plummer, cut over the eye,
head crushed and injured internally.
Frank Morris, hands and legs burn
ed, body badly bruised, will probably
Will E. Privatte. deep cut across the
Ed. Morris, burned about the face,
arm and leg.
Frank Marval, head cut, tw> fingers
blown off and leg broken.
Twenty others were more cr less
hurt, the worst Injuries being broken
legs and arms.
To-night's reports from the scene of the
accident say that seven dead bodiies have
i been recovered from the ruins. Of these
I only three had been positively identified.
| It is thought at least the remain® or two
I more may be in the dobris. It is sup
: posed that natural gas had accumulated
i in the Watts cellar and that some one
: went to the dark room with a light. The
j explosion shattered the building and in
jured all the occupants. Every house in
j the suburb was shaken and farmers two
! miles north of Broad Ripple felt the con
| cussion and hurried to the scene. The
I building was a two-story white frame and
caught fire. The men who went to the
rescue found a tierce fire as well as heavy
debris in their course. Their hands were
burned and they almost suffocated from
the heat, but they worked heroically to
remove the timbers and debris. under
which they knew their neighbors were
The Odd Fellows' building was also a
wooden structure and it was a seething
mass of fire before the first man was se
; cured. The work of rescue was slow and
it was well into the afternoon before the
j last body wras taken out.
: Dog Shows Kemarkalile Vitality After
Fasting Six Weeks.
I May’s Landing, N. J., September 4.—
Six weeks ago while Constable Joseph
Leach was repairing the hay scales in
front of the Temperance House, his
valuable rabbit hound. Watch, crawled
beneath the scales to escape the heat.
The scales were plankied over with
the dog unnoticed underneath. Leach
missed the dog and thought the canine
had been stolen until to-day, when, in
passing the scales, he decided to look
beneath them in the vain hope of find
ing some trace of the dog.
Much to his surprise the animal was
there, still alive, but very weak and
not much more than a bunch of skin
and bones. His owner picked him up,
and, after giving him a little nourish
ment, took him home. The scales are
used almost daily, and it is strange
that the dog was never heard to bark
or make any noise whatever. The ani
mal was incarcerated forty days with
out food or water.
She Did Not I’repeit HU llreakfast Quick
ly Fnnusrh.
Boston, Mass.. September 4. — Jere
miah Cleary, cf Brighton, Mass., was
arrested to-nigbt charged with having |
set his big. savage bulldog upon his
wife because she did not prepare his
breakfast quickly enough. The beast
tore the woman's arms and hands
frightfully and lacerated her hack,
dragging her to the floor, and would
probably have killed her in a few min
utes had she not been rescued by the
neighbors. The woman may die.
A New Jersey Girl’s skirts a Battle Ground
for Cat and Kat,
fcew York, September 4.—Miss Mar
garet Seheller, of Jersey Heights, has
had a painful experience with a rat.
She was unfortunate enough to harbor
in her clothing not alone a fugitive rat,
but also a pursuing cat. and the encoun
ter between them was only a few de
grees less disastrous to her than it was
to the rat, which met a swift doom.
As a gray rat sneaked out of the
basement of the house adjoining the
one where she lived a black cat jumped
for it, but missed and the rat t^ak re
fuge in Miss Scheller's skirts. While
the young woman emitted scream after
scream the cat followed its prey and |
during the battle royal that ensued j
Miss Scheiler fainted.
She came to her senses in the arms of
a policeman and immediately relapsed
into hysterics. Since that time she has
been suffering acutely from nervous
shock and has been under the constant
care of a doctor.
Two Men in Love With One Woman.
She Will Go to College.
TACOMA, Wash.. September 4.—The
schooner Fred E. S anders, which arrived !
three days ago from St. Michael’s, was
the bearer of a romance in which a Klon- ;
dike millionaire, a nurse girl and the
schooner's second mate figure.
The nurse girl is Miss Mary Anderson,
who came down from Dawson City on a
Yukon river boat en route for her home
in California. On the same boat was
James McNamee, who owns gold claims
and other property in the Klondike said
to be worth a million or more.
McNamee. who is about 3o years of ago,
paid marked attention to Miss Anderson
during the trip down the river. When
the boat arrived at St. Michael's there was
no steamer there, so McName. and Miss
Anderson agreed to take passage on the
schooner Sanders. 1 rior to the sailing of
the vessel, Gustav Kasterberg, second
mate of the Sanders, felt in love with
Miss Anderson, and, being encouraged, ar
dently wooeij the young woman.
When the schooner headed for Tacoma.
McNamee became seasick, and while he
was stowed away in his hunk Kasterberg
walked the deck with Miss Anderson and
told her all about how to sail a ship. He
pressed his suit with so much ardor that
Miss Anderson finally told him that site
was engaged to be married to McNamee.
Then there was a scene. Kasterberg
declared he would wreck the schooner
and drown everyone on hoard. It was with
difficulty that he was restrained from
carrying out his threat.
Kasterhergs next move was to write
letters to himself, signing Miss Andersen'*
name to them and showing them to Mc
Namee. This trickery had th.• desired ef
fect and the McNamee-Anderson engage
ment was broken off.
Since arriving in port McNamee has
made a generous offer to Miss Anderson.
He has agreed to send her to a colleg-,
pay all her expenses for two years and al
low her to. m*rry whom she pleases. Miss
Anderson apparently has accepted the
proposition and Kasterberg is said to be
satisfied with the arrangement.
Kev. Mr. Bright Immerses 117 In Fifteen
Cartersville, Ga., September 4.—-Th"
I baptism of immersion of 117 converts
j within the space of fifteen minutes by
i Rev. Mr. Bright, of Mount Zion church.
! has made him the champion baptizer
j at the State.
The brother has been conducting a
| revival for several weeks and yesterday
| evening proposed to enjoy the usufruct
i in Pettis creek.
The candidates walked in two by two
and were dipped with a suddenness
| which showed the strength of Brother
I Bright’s right arm.
W. D. Capen and Flore ice Lucre, of
S\ Loin's, Surprise Friends.
St. Louis, Mo.. September 4.—Wallace
D. Capen and Miss Florence Lucas sur
prised their friends late vesterday af
| ternoon by coming to town from their
suburban homes, getting a license and
having the nuptial knot tied by It, v
; Kenneth M .Deane, an Episcopalian
They first tried to get the ceremonv
i performed by a Catholic priest, but fail
ed because the groom is a Protestant.
Miss Lucas is a stately brunette and
said to be the most beautiful young wo
man in St. Louis. She is the second
daughter of Rob ert J. Lucas. In 1893
: she was queen of the Veiled Prophets'
Mr. Capen is a son of the late George
D. Capen, who was president of the
Lindell Railway Company and a prom
inent insurance man. Mr. Capen s
bride achieved some notoriety about a
year ago by breaking off her engag -
ment to young Reynolds Guerin, of Co
lumbus, Ohio. The explanation given
then was that the Lucas family became
offended at the action of Mr. Guerin's
father in asking a business agency for
a report on Mr. Lucas' financial stand
New York. September 4.—Five Irish
boys, all under sixteen years of age.
passed through the Barge office to-day.
in charge of Brother Andrews, of
Orange. X. J. The boys arrived on
the steamship Aurania. and are bound
for the. Novitiate at Annandaie, Md„
where they are to study for the priest
hood. Their names are Eugene O'NeilJ,
Edward Holland. Micnael and James
Delvey and Pal rick Burgen.
Annapolis. Md.. September 4.—R. C.
Bundy, of Cincinnati. Ohio, the colored
applicant for the Naval Academy, to
day began his examination with eighty
feur others. He spent several hours
answering ia writing questions put to
him in English studies. To-morrow he
wdl, be examined in mathematics.
Smith, the colored candidate from Chi
cago, etown up.
Paderewski, the Pianist Gives Up His
Hair and Rides a Wheel.
rhe Latest News from Europe.
Irelaud on the Verge of an Agri
cultural Crisis—All Crops Are
Short—A Prediction That Rate
Payers Will be Compelled to Go
to the Workhouses—London Un
easy Over the Advanc.ng Price
of Bread — The Ducal Viait to
(Copyright. Associated Press.)
London, September 4.—The baa
weather and the cyclonic disturbanMs
show no signs of abating. The rain
fall of the month of August was largely^
in excess of the average and in some (
places the excess was greater than in
the case of any August of the past US
The Duke and Duchess of York con
tinue their triumphal visir tp Ireland.
They have spent the last two days at
Baronscourt. the Duke of Abereurn's
place. Their spontaneous popularity
among the Irish is in sharp contrast
with the servile adulation of the Eng
lish The Irish peasantry have shown
themselves especially anxious to see
the fluke and duchess. The corre
spondent of the Daily Graphic who,
papers say. is a prominent Parnelllte
who has suffered for the nationalist
cause, sent the following private tele
gram to the editor: “The tour has be
come a triumphal procession. At
Castletown and Dun raven i was simp
ly astonished. You cannot magnify its
The castle clique at Dublin is so
determined to make political capital
out of the visit of the Duke and Duchess
of York to Ireland that the Lord Lieu
tenant, Earl Cadogen. has been obliged
to set his foot lown firmly In order
to prevent it fro A) being turned into
a Protestant ascendancy demonstra
tion. and he has expuifged several sen
tences in this sense frtM^j addresses sent
to their royal highnesses by Orange
The failu
corn crops
Ireland has
outlook for
of the Mtcl
ans, at a meeting
Thursday last, dee
the verge of a
and that numbers
be compelled to
The price of
in lamdon
ter is of the
requires 70
wheat weekly,
and during /
t£nfh of
EnglitdL- flour.
mat with
loaf of bretu
will send
The hop
The picking,
has produced
>M W
> cruris
ng. 'late
nto lu
hich ia in.
tho usual f
ion of Kent and has
greater distress tha-n
• “' "vm nmiuiw «I lift j m • 111
of that county arc filled and'
been several deaths from
the fields and hedges durtnf
fourt circles are enjoyl
page booklt t. writti J
by a minor royal penon
amusing stories and fa
with the inner life of
royal circle are set onf'
unvarnished manner. NT
matter in this ipublicatii
Emperor William of Gern;
writer asserts that 6,BOO p«
finishing in German stntJ
charges of his majesty,
hi uc.immi. ir
lik<* j>agPK film ’the
K K«
I’li k^
Pa- ^
The Pope’s attending; physician de
clan.s that Leo XIII. will see the
twentieth century. The announce
ment has been decidedly unpleasant
to the papal initiators of changes in
Horne, who are in a complete state of
stagnation. One cardinal said this
"if yon want to ire correct in
statements about, the Vatican, you must
say and Impress upon the people that
th< present complete stagnation in
everything initiative does not project
any changes. No one, high or low,
wishes to undertake anything now. for
if Dr. Tappon is wrong in his predic
tion, a real, great and radical change
may arrive at any moment and all
fear to And themselves the main
springs of pome enterprise which
might he displeasing to the new pope.”
Paderewski while on his Polish es
tate, near that of the De Rc-rkes. hai
cut his hair short and is practicing
bicycle riding.
The strike in the engineering tradc
has grown more serious within the.
past week. It has now extended to the
various trades connected with engin
eering. Over 6,000 moulders, boiler
makers finishers, etc., at New Castle.
Sheffield and other centres have re
ceived notices that services will
he required after this week. Many
the firms affected declare- they are
paring to move their establishm<!
to the continent and they add that th
question of eight hours' work per day
1 rf> means Ibt n art important
thing involved in the dispute The
strikers are opposed to the Introduc
tion of new machinery and are trying
artificially to check production.
In connection with the engineering
strike, the Employers' Federation has
issued a statement regarding the boum
of work in the ea*e of engineers la
America t*aped on the official statistics
of the United States government labfi*
bureau, showing tha' wages are ttot,
higher in America, relatively to
work done, much higher pressure
with fewer holidays %
Naval circles continue to make m
of the docking of
nntana at
■ e
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en ‘ whirf
Of t hV t)PPt F.hoo
of Euthertande
Andrew Cara
friends, inc'.u
Dr. John Watac
a Ions cruise
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