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General News Summary.
Interesting Home and Foreign News.
The demand for one and five-cent pieces
has been greater for some time than the
Treasury Department could supply, but ar
rangements are now being made for meet
ing all ordors.
Acting Secretary of the Treasury Fair
child on the 19th issued a call for $15,000,000
three per cent, bonds to mature on October
I, next The bonds included in this call are
as follows: Fifty dollars Original number
104 to number 123, both inclusive; $100
Original number 1,522 to number 1,677, both
inclusive; $300 Original number 650 to
number728, both inclusive ; $1,000 Original
number 4.206 to number 4,996, both inclu
sive; $10,000 Original number 10,243 to
number 11,663, both inclusive; total, $15,
000 000.
Governor Porter,- First Assistant Secre
tary of State, denies the truth of the pub
lished reports to the effect that Secretary
Bayard intends to retire from the Cabinet
as soon as the Mexican muddle is settled.
During the last few days the Treasury
Department issued warrants for nearly
$8,000,000 for the payment of pensions.
An official dispatch was received at the
War Department on the 20th confirming
the report of Geronimo's willingness to
The session of the Grand Lodge Order of
the Sons of St George opened at Buffalo,
N. Y., on the 17th with two hundred dele
gates present representing nearly every
State in the Union.' F. W. Fleck, of New
York, was elected Grand President and
Thomas Brown, of Philadelphia, Grand
Vice President
The ninth annual convention of the
American Bar Association was opened at
Saratoga, N. Y., on the 18th with one hun
dred and fifty members present William
Allon Butler presided and spoke upon the
Congressional legislation of the past two
years. A general council for the ensuing
year, composed of one member from each
State represented, was elected. The secre
tary's report gave the total membership at
At Bar Harbor, Me., on the 18th, as Hon.
James G. Blaine was driving under one of
the arches erected for the tournament the
arch fell and a heavy bar struck across the
carriage just in front of Mr. Blaine. W.
E. Richardson seized the horse's bridle and
held it till Mr. Blaine could be rescued. It
was a narrow escape.
Eli Whitney Blake, inventor of the Blake
stone crusher, and a nephew of Eli Whit
ney, inventor of the cotton gin, died at
New Haven, Conn., on the 18th, aged ninety-one
A bridge over the West river near Brat-
tleboro, Vt, save way on the 18th while a
mixed train was crossing it and the entire
train, consisting of six flat two box, one
passenger and one baggage car, was pre
cipitated into the river sixty feet below.
H. A. Smith, the engineer, and J. J. Green,
station agent at New Fane, were killed and
several others received serious injuries.
Ajq oil train was descending a grade on
the 18th on the New Jersey Central rail
road near White House station, N. J., when
a coupling broke and soon after the sep
arate parts collided. The concussion ex
ploded one of the tanks, igniting the oil.
Other tanks exploded in quick succession
until 100,000 gallons of oil were on fire.
Most of the cars were consumed. Loss
about $50,000.
Samuel E. Payson, a prominent commis
sion merchant of Boston and owner of
Atlantic and Indian Orchard Mills stock,
Failed on the 18th, owing to his having en
dorsed paper for the defaulter Gray, who
has since committed suicide.
TheLewiston (Me.) Steam Mill Company
have assigned; liabilities $167,800; assets
probably $75,000.
Four masked men entered the residence
of Squire Manning, near New Castle, Pa.,
on the night of the 18th, and after beating
him with a club robbed the house of about
$1,100. There is no clue the robbers.
Cooper Graham successfully navigated
the whirlpool rapids at Niagara Falls on
the 19th, with his head protruding from a
barrel. James Scott, a fisherman, at
tempted to swim the rapids at the same
time in a cork suit His dead body was
picked up at Lewiston an hour later.
George Snelling, treasurer of the Lowell
(Mass.) Bleachery, was arrested on the
19tb, charged with embezzling $40,000 of
the company's funds. He was put under
$50,000 bonds.
A convention of anti-saloon Republicans
has been called to meet at Binghamton, N.
Y., Soptember 7, to select delegates to the
anti-saloon conference at Chicago on the
14th. Among the well-known names at
tached to the call, are those of Judge Noah
Davis and Thomas L. James.
The National Association of Ex-Prisoners
of War adjourned at Buffalo on the 19th,
alter selecting Chicago as the next place of
meeting, and electingthe following officers :
President, Major John McElroy, of Wash-,
ington, D. C; Vice President Dr. John
Watson, of Buffalo; Second Vice Presi
dent William D. Lucas, of Des Moines, la. ;
Chaplain, Charles Dickson, of Connecticut;
Treasurer, James A. Penfleld, of Boston;
Historian, frank E. Morgan, of Philadel
phia; Executive Committee: F. A. Cleve
land and Dr. G. C. Somers, of Chicago, J.
F. SchaU, of Indianapolis, and O. D. Noble,
of Chicago.
The Treasury Department has awarded
the contract for distinctive paper to be
nsed in printing in ternal revenue stamps
to the Fail-child Paper Manufacturing
Company, of Boston.
Commodore Chandler has been relieved
from the command of the New York navy
yard, to take effect Octo ber 1, and will be
succeeded by Commodore Gherardi.
The Cambria (Pa.) Iron Company Is
making war upon the Knights of Labor.
Sixty employes have recen tly been dis
missed without notice and without assign
ing a reason. About half of the company's
employes are Knights of Labor and it is
oxpected that the whole number will be
Hon. Ezra Millard, ex-Mayor of Omaha,
died suddenly at the Grand Union Hotel,
Saratoga, N. Y., on the 20th, of heart dis-
Be. He was president of the Commercial
National Bank of Omaha.
The Weymouth (Mass.) Iron Company
suspended payment on the 20th and the
works were shut down. The company was
founded in 1837. The suspension is due to
losses by last spring's flood and to the fail
ure of the Bridgewater Iron Company.
Business failures throughout the country
during the Beven days ended the 20th num
ber for the United States 161 and for Cana
da 25, or a total of 186, as compared with a
total of 157 the previous week.
At a meeting of the New York Board of
Aldermen on the 20th the finance com
mittee reported the tax rate for 1887 at 2.29.
No action was taken. The rate is fixed on
$1,203,911 ,065 worth of real estate and $217,
027,221 of personal property.
It was reported at New London, Conn.,
on the 20th that Judge Barrett of New
York, who recently sentenced the boy
cotters in that city, has been warned to
move ont of his present quarters at the
Hutchinson place in New London, where
he is spending the summer, or expect a
dynamite explosion.
A monstor ISooialistic convention will be
hel J at Auburn, N. Y., about ths middle of
September which, it is tcpe4 ever 4i8J9
Socialists from all parts of the country will
attend. .
The American Bar Association, in session
at Saratoga, N. Y., on the 20th elected the
following officers for the ensuing year:
Thomas J. Bemmes, of Louisiana, presi
dent; Edward Otis Hinckley, of Maryland,
secretary; Francis Rawle, of Philadelphia,
treasurer; Luke Poland, of Vermont C C.
Bonney, of Chicago, and Simeon E. Bald
win, of New Haven, executive committee.
The session closed with a banquet at which
William Allen Butler presided and 125
members were present
Florence Atchison and Minnie Kennedy,
cousins, aged six and nine years respect
ively, were frightfully bitten and mutila
ted by a vicious bull dog at Pittsburgh on
the 19th. The Atchison girl will probably
die. The dog was locked up to ascertain if
he shows symptoms of hydrophobia, when
he will be killed.
While visiting a stone quarry at Erie,
Pa., on the 20th, Frank Kellison, of Le
boenff, that State, was crushed to death by
falling rocks.
At Overton, Tex., on the 17th, John
Price, the alleged murderer of Conductor
Frazer, and against whose life an attempt
was made three months ago, was shot and
instantly killed while on the back veranda
of his house, by a neighbor named Wheelis.
At Huron Station, Ind., on the 17th a
tramp entered the station, and becoming
offensive J. T. Davis, the agent tried to
eject him. The tramp resisted and stabbed
Davis to death. Neighbors soon caught the
murderer and he was quickly hanged to a
tree. '
Near Vermontville, Mich., bn the 17th a
steam threshing engine exploded, instantly
killing E. Davidson and Leonard Garinger.
A piece of the boiler weighing 1,500 pounds
was blown forty rods.
The Delaware Democratic State Conven
tion on the 17th nominated Hon. Benjamin
F. Biggs for Governor.
J. P. Olive, a cattleman of Dodge City,
la., was on the 17th shot and killed at Trail
City, Col. Olive was the man who, some
years ago, as sheriff of a Nebraska county,
burned a horse thief at the stake.
An incendiary fire at Tulare, Cal., on the
17th destroyed the business portion of the
town, entailing a loss of $250,000; insur
ance light
Near Aspen, Col., on the 16th Jan Fen
ton and Michael Ryan were shot and killed
while cutting hay on the ranch of Harry
Burrows, which Fenton had jumped. Be
fore dying the men made ante-mortem
statements, claiming that Burrows and
Doc White did the shooting. White was
arrested and vigilantes will lynch Burrows
if captured.
The hot weather record at Kansas City,
Mo., was broken on the 16th, the mercury
reaching 107 degrees in the shade. No fatal
prostrations, however, were reported.
The Nesilicon steel works at Sandusky,
O., built in 1872 at a cost of $200,000, burned
on the 18th. The works had not been in
operation for two years on account of de
pression in the iron trade. Ten fine engines
and much costly machinery were destroyed.
No insurance.
Hon. George W. Crouse, of Akron, was
nominated by the Republican Congress
ional convention of the Twentieth Ohio
district on the 18th.
A terrific storm visited Decatur, 111., on
the 18th doing much damage to crops in
the vicinity. - The barn of Israel Baum was
struck by lightning and burned, involving
a loss of $10,000. Thomas J. Pope had three
cows killed by lightning in hfs pasture. The
lightning struck a barb wire fence, followed
the wire and killed the cattle that stood
close by. '
The grass throughout Northern Montana
is reported as almost entirely dead owing
to the long-continued drought The man
agers of the larger ranches are contempla
ting driving their cattle into British Amer
ica to save them from perishing.
The will of the late Philo Carpenter, of
Chicago, has been probated. He leaves an
estate of $6,000,000, divided equally between
two daughters and two grand-daughters.
There are bequests to.about eighteen char
itable and educational institutions, among
which Oberlin College is down for $2,000.
Advices from Alaska report that the
United States revenue cutter Corwin had
seized the British schooners Thornton, On
ward and Caroline for violating the seal
fishing laws in Behring sea.
Thomas H. Reed, of Cleveland, O., was
killed on the 18th while returning from the
Republican Congressional convention at
Akron. He was standing on the platform
of the train while passing over a bridge on
the Valley railway, when his head came in
contact with a brace and he was knocked
to the ground. When picked up life was
The Missouri Democratic State Conven
tion on the 19th nominated the following
ticket : For Supreme Judge, Theodore
Brace; for School Superintendent W. E.
Coleman; for Railroad Commissioner, John
D. Breathet
Ward's shingle mill at Ludi ngton, Mich.,
was destroyed by fire on the 18th, causing
a loss of $25,000.
At Lawrenceburg, Ind., on the 19th Will
lam Watkins stabbed Louis Hilbert to
death, and a few minures thereafter a mob
hung the murderer in a coal yard. The
trouble was about wages. Watkins was a
bricklayer and was working for Hilbert,
who has the contract for putting up the
Fisher building.
Over ten thousand acres of cranberry
marsh and timber land have been burned
in Juneau County, Wis., during the past
two weeks. Many farmers have had their
homes burned and stock destroyed, and
thousands of tons of hay have been con
sumed. About one hundred leading dealers from
all parts of the Northwest attended the
Lumbermen's Convention at St Paul,
Minn., on the 19th. It was decided to ad
vance the price of lumber one dollar per
thousand, to take effect at once. It is
claimed that 300,000,000 logs have been de
stroyed this year by forest fires, and that
there is a shortage of one billion logs by
their hanging upon rivers.
The Irish National League convention
closed its sessions at Chicago on the 19th.
Resolutions were passed approving Par-
nell's course and thanking Gladstone and
the English for their support The report
of the Finance Committee showed that
during the past two years $320,452 had
been received for the Parliamentary Fund,
of which $314,452 had been forwarded to
Mr. Parnell. Officers were elected as fol
lows: John Fitzgerald, of Nebraska, presi
dent; Hugh McCaffrey, of Philadelphia,
first vice president; Rev. P. A. McKenna,
of Marlboro, Mass., second vice president ;
Patrick Martin, of Baltimore, third vice
president; Rev. Charles O'Reilly, of De
troit treasurer; John J. Sutton, of Ne
braska, secretary.
A gold nugget weighing fifty-two ounces,
valued at $900, was picked up in Hayes &
Steelman's drift mine, near Sierra City,
Nev., recently. A nugget valued at $8,000
was found in the same gravel mine a few
weeks ago.
Judson & Co., extensive carpet dealers
of Chicago have failed, with liabilities of
over $100,000.
Advices from Lieutenant Stoney's Alas
kan expedition state that Stoney has found
a river, supposed to be the one at whose
mouth Lieutenant Ray made his head
quarters, and which is longer than the Put
nam river, discovered in 1883 by Stoney.
All of tfc srplerlBg party are wall and
they have penetrated rich regions hereto
fore unknown to white men.
Colonel W. H. Bolton, late superintend
ent of second-class matter in the Chicago
post-office, was re-arrested on the 19th, on
a warrant sworn out by Inspectors Bassett
and Kidder. It is claimed that the discov
eries of the inspectors show a defalcation
of nearly $12,000, which is daily increasing.
Bolton's bail bond was increased to $25,000
on the embezzlement charge
Allen Stout whose son was mu rdered at
Mount Carmel, HI., a few days ' ago by
Emmons the ex-convict, died on the 19th
from the wounds received at that time.
Emmons, the double murderer, to escape
lynching, committed suicide. His body
was found in an old shanty.
At Chicago on the 19th an unknown
young man drank two half-pints of whisky
and two glasses of beer, paid for by the
loungers in a saloon on State street, and
shortly afterward fell unconscious. He
was removed to the county hospital where
he died in a few hours.
Eliza Woods, a negro woman, fifty-seven'
years old, was taken from the jail at Jack
son, Tenn., on the 19th and hanged by a
mob. She was accused of poisoning Mrs.
Woo ten, a white lady, wife of a well-known
citizen of Jackson.
The Prohibition State convention of Ne
braska met on the 19th and nominated a
full State ticket, headed by H. W. Hardy
for Governor.
Two bombs were found on the tracks of
the Lake Shore railroad at the stock yards
in Chicago on the 20th. One was about
three inches long and two in diameter, and
inside was a bottle filled with a whitish
substance. The other was about as large
and nearly as round as a base balL They
were turned over to the proper authorities.
The Hongh mills, at Carrollton 111., owned
by David Pierson, were burned on the 20th ;
loss $20,000. The fire communicated to
Trinity Episcopal church adjoining, which
was also consumed.
William E. Lovering. aged twenty-four,
a clerk in Wilson & Colston's banking
house at Baltimore, was arrested on the
20th on the charge of having embezzled
$1,500. Lovering was getting a salary of
fifty dollars a month, yet was able to keep
two fast horses at a boarding stable.
The election for Governor of the Chicka
saw Nation is still undecided and will have
to go to the Legislature, neither candidate
having a majority of all the votes cast
William L. Birk will be elected.
At Dallas, Tex., on the 20th Mrs. Beach
accompanied her little son to the river to
bathe. The boy got beyond his depth and
the mother plunged in to rescue him. Her
struggles were ineffectual, and a man,
hearing their cries, went to the rescue of
mother and son. He was also caught by
the current and carried down, all three
drowning before assistance could reach
Serious riots have occurred at Nagasaki,
Japan, between the Chinese and the Japan
ese. Five Chinese were killed and one
hundred wounded.
The town of Saric, in Sonora, Mex.,
having a population of 700, was swept out
of existence by floods a few days ago.
Grain fields were ruined. The loss of life
and damage to property are not known.
The nine policemen charged with the
willful murder of Jackson, on the Sliank-
hill road, Belfast have been arrested and
sent to jail. They intend applying to the
Court of Queen's Bench for admission to
An attempt to assassinate the President
of the Republic of Uraguay was made on
the 18th. As he was entering a theater at
Montevideo a man fired a revolver almost
point blank at his head. The ball entered
the President's cheok. inflicting a slight
wound. The infuriated crowd attacked the
assassin and maltreated him so terribly
that he died shortly afterwards.
On the 20th bullion to the amount of
96,000 was shipped from London, and to
the amount of 50,000 from Paris, for
The London Time of the 20th gives prom
inence in its columns to a letter suggesting
the prosecution for treason on their return
to their homes of the Canadian delegates
and other British subjects who figured in
the Chicago convention.
Dudgeon's wharf, at London, on which
was stored 40,000 barrels of petroleum,
burned on the 20th. The loss could not be
A London dispatch of the 20th says the
British steamer Aberdeen, from Hankow
for London with 5,500 tons of tea, foun
dered while leading the China sea. The
fate of the crew is unknown.
Thbbb young Scandinavians crossing
Lake Pepin in a rowboat were attacked by
a squall and drowned.
Great destruction has been caused by
storm and inundation at Galveston, Tex.
The damage at Corpus Christi is heavy.
William J. Kendall, of Boston, in a
cork jacket on the 22d, swam the whirl
pool rapids In Niagara river. He says he
will not try it again , that a child would
have the same chance to go through the
rapids and come out all right as an expert
Threb men were drowned from a row-
boat in a storm on Lake Minnetonka,
A crop report says there has been noth
ing in the reported threshing of wheat to
indicate any special change in the estimate
heretofore made regarding the output for
the entire country, namely, from 416,000,000
to 420,000,000 bushels.
Frank Huffman, a Charleston (W. Va.)
policeman, was thrown down while wrest
ling with a prisoner, and was killed by the
accidental discharge of a pistol in his
An International Convention of Brick-
makers will be held in Cincinnati, Septem
ber 22 and 23.
Mrs. Ann S. Stevens, the noted novelist
died at Newport R. L, aged seventy-four
Miss Lindlet, Meadville, Pa., left $10,000
to Allegheny College, that place, for needy
students' benefit.
Tub Mexican Government is reported as
having ordered a number of celebrated
Maxim guns, which fire six hundred balls
per minute, from the manufactory in Eng
land. At Pine Bluff, Ark., a phaeton contain
ing a colored driver and three children of
Charles Weil, fell thirty feet through a
rotten bridge. One child was killed, and
the two others seriously injured. The
driver was fatally injured.
Rev. Clat Lamb and family, at Cards-
ville, Ky., were poisoned by eating water
melons that some malicious person had im
pregnatea witn stryenmne. All will re
Tub English steamship Craigendorn,
which arrived at Philadelphia, Saturday,
brought a fever-stricken crew. On the 22d,
six men were removed to the hospital. The
captain called the complaint Chagres fever,
though he admitted that the men had
symptoms common to yellow fever.
The cashier of the Sonoma County Bank,
at Petaluma, Cal., J. S. Vandoren, has
been arrested charged with embezzling
$37,000 of the bank's funds. He denies the
charge, and says that an investigation will
clear him. He has been with the bank
eighteen years, im nann remains per
The Chicago Anarchists
Spies, Lingg, Engel, Parsons, Fielden,
Schwab and Fischer Guilty of
Murder in First Degree,
And Neobe Guilty of Manslaughter,
His Sentence Being Fifteen Years
in the Penitentiary.
Schwab's Wife Fell Fainting to the
Floor—Spies' Mother Led Weeping
From the Room.
The Prisoners Remained Stolid and Were
Taken Quietly Back to Jail by
the Bailiffs.
Colonel Black Made Motion for a New
Trial Which Will be Argued Next
Thursday—Interview With
the Prisoners.
Chicago, Aug. 2L There was breath
less attention when- the verdict which con
demned seven of the Anarchists to hang
and gave the eighth fifteen years in the
penitentiary was announced yesterday.
This was succeeded by intense "excitement
The prisoners were ranged along the wall
on the south side of the court room, hidden
from the public by a line of policemen.
Mrs. Schwab fainted, bnt no other demon
stration w as made.
The verdict was simply guilty as charged
In Uie case of August Spies, Lingg, Engel,
Parsons, Fielden, Schwab and Fischer, and
Neebe guilty of manslaughter, his sentence
being fifteen years in the penitentiary.
Mr. Black rose and moved for anew trial.
Mr. Grinnell objected to this being consid
ered at this term. Judge Gary said that
such a motion was unnecessary at this time
In any case. He then thanked the jury and
said there would be no more business for
them this week. The prisoners were taken
back to jalL
People tried to get into the Criminal
Court room as early as seven o'clock and
the first applicant was a woman, who- be
came very angry when refused admission.
She appealed to every one of the forty
officers gathered about, but they were firm
in their refusal and five hundred people
who applied between that time and nine
o'clock were given the same answer. Every
conceivable ruse was resorted to, but the
officers were inexorable and when the ver
dict was brought in there were probably less
people In the court room than at any time
during the trial
The crowd outside numbered about 1,000
people, and these were kept informed of the
progress inside by the police. Some of the
people who succeeded in getting up stairs
and took seats at the west end of the room.
were Mrs. Spies, Mrs. Parsons, Neebe's wife.
Liqgg's sweetheart, August Spies' sister and
her brother Ferdinand, Mrs. Amer, General
Parsons, Spies' mother and half a dozen
others who have been regular attendants at
the trial.
Judge Gary was on time, and at 9:56 the
court was opened and the judge sang out to
spectators to take seats and not to make
any demonstration. The prisoners were
then brought in and ranged along the south
wall, by the windows. The judge then
turned and told the clerk to call the names
of the jury. This was done amid oppressive
silence, except on the part of Neebe, who
was probably the most affected of the pris
oners. Neebe turned and looked across the
room, to the place where his wife sat
He craned his neck forward and
said something In an undertone to
himself. Parsons looked straight ahead to
the place where his brother, the General,
was standing. He then turned and looked
into the street where, under the burning
sun, a thousand men and women gazed anx
iously at the upper windows. .Parsons
glanced around, and with a bold, defiant
look, pulled something from his pocket It
was the battle flag of the Anarchists a
dirty, red silk handkerchief. Turning so
that all in the street might see, but In such
a manner that the court would not, he
waved it lor a moment or two.
Some one in the street saw it and a cheer
was uttered, but quickly stopped. When
the people in the court room turned to
ascertain the cause of the demonstration.
Parsons sat stiffly in his chair and gazed
vacantly at the clock. The others gazed
anxiously Into the faces of the jury and
friends and then up at the dignified judge,
as if in hope of gleaning some encourage
ment The relatives and friends of the prisoners
were the most affected. Over in the corner
sat a little old woman, nearly hidden by a
big policeman. It was the mother of August
Spies and during the half-hour she was in
the court room she wept constantly, holding
a white handkerchief to her eyes. Mrs.
Parsons and General Parsons said nothing,
betraying no evidence of the suspense that
they must have experienced. Mrs. Parsons
looked at her husband and once or twice
opened her lips as if to speak. Lingg's
sweetheart was next to her and during the
calling of the jurors' names kept a constant
signaling with him.
The call was finally finished, and then it
was that the prisoners and their friends be
trayed the first excitement Just two min
utes after 10 o'clock Foreman Asborne rose
to his feet and faced the court The sus
pense was terrible, and as if already aware
of the fate in store for them, a tremor came
over the prisoners, while the feelings of
their relatives and friends were manifested
by twitchings of the muscles, hard breath
ing and shaking limbs.
"Have you agreed upon a verdict?" and
the voice of the judge was almost inaudible,
and even he gave way tn the momentary
solemnity and suspense. "Have you agreed?"
Then all eyes were withdrawn from him
and turned on the foreman, who reached
forward and gave the papers which he held
in ni8 nana to the clerk who. In turn, gave
them to the judge. The foreman's work was
done. The judge and the clerk held a
whispered conference and finally the clerk
raised the paper where the light would fall
on it and the judge bent forward and fixed
his eyes on the spectators. The people
were like marble figures; not a word nor
sign did they make, but their eyes merely
shifted from the judge to the clerk. The
latter then began reading slowly as follows:
"We find Spies, Parsons. Fielden. Schwab,
Fischer, Lingg and Engel guilty, as charged
in tne indictment and punishable by death.
We find Neebe guilty of manslaughter, and
fix his punishment at fifteen leaia in the
The clerk then sat down by the Judge and
the foreman' still remained standing. There
was not a sound, and for over a minute
people seemed to be dumb-stricken. Then
tnere was a faint sob a low wailing moan.
It came from the corner where the little old
mother of Spies sat and it was the signal
for the outbreak of murmurs which ran over
the assemblage.
Quletl Everybody sit down." and the
judge's voice came clear and distinct But
even his authority could not prevent the ex
pressions of surprise and outburst of pent-
up feelings and the suppressed murmur of
anguish that came from the friends of the
condemned men. The unfortunate defend
ants themselves said nothing. Not even
did they move. They only looked and
Into apace. It was as if all hope had gone
and now, for the first time, they knew their
live had been a failure.
The judge was the first to make a move.
Stepping to the front he ordered that the
jurors be polled. Each juror was then
asked if the verdict expressed his true son
viction and if he agreed in the verdict.
In answer there came a firm but low "I
As they reached the door, Lingg turned
and looked at his sweetheart and his anguish
was apparent by the tears in his eves. As
her eyes met those of her lover, tears
burst out afresh. Grim Michael Schwab
turned, and he was just in time to hear
a shriek from his wife and see her fall
against a seat He made a motion towards
her, but collected himself and went out with
the others.
Then the judge glanced for the first time
at the prisoners and their friends. He
then allowed his eyes to rest for a moment
on the cringing form of the little old mother,
weeping. Then bringing his eyes to the
jury again, he told them they had done their
work well. You have listened attentively
to the evidence, given every detail, both for
and against the prisoners your close atten
tion, and your verdict is an expression of
your convictions. This has been a long and
tedious trial, but you have served well. I
thank you for your attention.
The judge then, in a few words, dis
charged the jury and notified them that they
were at liberty to go. There was not one of
the twelve good and true men but looked
thankful and drew a sigh of relief. The
jury then rose and filed out of the room, and
the bailiffs made their way to the sides of
the prisoners. Not one word escaped any
one of the eight Their faces still wore the
same vacant look and as they rose from their
seats and followed the bailiffs it was with
slow and unsteady steps.
"Ach Gottr shrieked the wife, "Ach
Gott I" Then her utterances took the form
of ravings and she fell back in a dead faint
Restoratives were applied 'and when she
regained consciousness again she resumed
her cries. Some of her female friends (
quieted her and even Judge Gary came
down from the bench and looked pityingly
at her.- She was taken out of the room and
the others followed.
Mrs. Parsons did not seem very much
agitated, though she bit her lips and looked
at the judge with strained eyes. Spies
mother lay clinging to her daughter's dress
and tears gushed from her eyes freely. The
other women also wept and the crowd In
the street stood aside in a respectful manner
to let them pass.
Judge Gary came down shortly after, and
a great many persons lifted their hats as he
passed. The court room was cleared and
the people went to their homes and their
work. The trial of the "reds" was over.
Before adjourning Judge Gary set the time
for any motions by the defense for next
Chicago, Aug. 81. During the excite
ment and exultation upon the streets attend
ant upon the verdict a wooden-legged news
paper vender on the corner of Washington
and La Salle streets, named Henry Bendix
er, better known as "Corky," remarked in
a loud tone that "The jury ought to be
hanged." Instantly the crowd of citizens
put their pennies in their pockets and moved
on the fellow with shouts of "Hang him.
Lynch him," etc. Officer C. J. Morris, of
the Central detail of police, broke through
the excited throng and rescued the fellow
before violent hands were laid upon him.
He was taken to the Central station where.
with pale face and trembling voice, lie said
he was but jesting. Nevertheless he was
taken to a cell amid the shouts of approval
of a number of excited citizens.
Mr. Grinnell, his assistants, Messrs. Ing
ham, Walker and Furthmann, Mr. Foster
and Inspector Bon field, sat in the former's
office chatting an hour after the verdict was
rendered. "I feel very sorry for the jurors,"
said Mr. Foster, impressively. "If the day
ever comes that the ropes are placed about
the necks of these prisoners the members
of the jury will not be out of danger. I
have urged the prisoners to have all their
friends exercise their influence against vio
lence between now and the end of the case."
"I want to say." interrupted Inspector
Bonfield, "that if any violence is done by
the friends of these men that the lamp posts
of the city of Chicago will bear fruit In
my opinion the police will be powerless to
quell the popular rage and public vengeance
will be summarily wrecked upon all the
friends and pronounced sympathizers of an
archy." When the reporters were admitted to the
jail at four o'clock yesterday afternoon all
the prisoners had apparently regained their
composure. Parsons, as usual, was talka
tive and perfectly willing to express his
views. He appeared calm and collected,
and was evidently pos'ng as a martyr.
When asked what his opinion of the ver
dict was, he said: "There was popular
clamor for our death. There was an insa
tiable thirst for blood. The beasts of capi
talists have secured their ends. It is labor
led to the scaffold in chains. I consider
the verd ct simply a war of capital against
labor. What could we do? We are all
poor men, while the men who were back of
the prosecution have plenty of money at
i thalr Cttuiuianiti AU the officers 9t the
court were prejudiced against us. Th
judge was unjust in his rulings. Grinnell
was actuated by malice and hate. I have
been a worklngman all my life. I have ad
vocated the labor cause, and if it is for this
that I am to die, I will mount the scaffold
with a firm step. While not a fatalist I
consider that I am the creature of circum
stances. Have I hope? Well, you know
what Pope says: 'Hope springs eternal in the
human breast Of course we hope. We
shall carry it to the Supreme Court and see
if the constitution is worth the paper it if
written on."
Referring to the theory of who threw the
bomb, Parsons said be considered it the
work of an irresponsible crank who bad no
connection with the Socialists and was not
in sympathy with them.- "Who knows,"
said he, "but what it was thrown by a man
from McCormick's one of the strikers who
bad seen his brother shot down the day be
fore. He could have attended our meeting
that night thrown the bomb and the blame
be attached to us. Any one could buy a
bomb for fifteen cents. I do not believe
that Schnaubelt ever threw that bomb. He
has simply fled to avoid the violence of the
police. We have been convicted without a
vestige of law. We are Anarchists that is
enough. And let me tell you what that
word 'Anarchy' means. It Is from the
Greek words 'Archy-Ruler,' and 'An' no,
meaning 'no ruler." Is there any crime in
thatf Our enemies have construed it to mean
force and annihilation."
Mrs. Parsons said she did not care to talk
about the case. She was surprised beyond
all measure at the verdict She did not see
how it could be rendered according to law.
If ber husband was hanged he would be
hanged in a just cause and was Innocent of
the crime of which he was charged. She
warned her husband against talking too
much to the reporters.
Spies said he had nothing to say. The
verdict simply meant a war against the or
ganizations of labor.
Engel, who only speaks German, expressed
himself pretty freely in his native tongue.
He said the judge was one-sided. The po
lice perjured themselves and every one was
prejudiced against the prisoners. The ver
dict was a cooked up affair, he said. He
asserted that he had never had any trouble
in his life and denied that he had been im
prisoned thirteen years in the old country.
It was shown that the verdict had been ar
rived at before hand owing to the quickness
with which the jury had arrived at an agree
ment He had had no idea of being hanged,
but was ready to die for the principle which
he maintained. He, for himself, expected
an acquittal, but there was no use trying to
fight monopolies.
Neebe said he was glad he had received a
sentence, for bad he been acquitted it would
have been bad for the other prisoners.
There was no case against him whatever,
and the mere fact that he had been sen
tenced to fifteen years in the penitentiary.
when there was no evidence against him,
would shown what an unfair trial it was.
and call attention to the others. The
verdict was a great surprise to him. He ex
pected either a light sentence all around or
an acquittal. He did not believe that if the
law points were carefully considered they
would hold.
Fielden and Schwab refused to be inter
viewed or even talk with any one except
their friends. Lingg and Fischer remained
In their cells.
The Late Rains Have Broken the Droueht
and There mre Now Prospect of a Fair
Crop of Cora The Wheat Crop Falls
18,000,000 Bushels Short or an Average.
Cincinnati, Ang. 20. The Cincinnati
Price Current of yesterday says: More or
less heavy rainfall has occurred In various
sections of the West the past week, notably
in the Ohio valley and portions of Iowa and
Illinois, while moderate rainfall has reached
a very considerable breadth. In some local
ities in Kansas, where the drought had been
very severe, late rains have aggregated a
fall of eight to ten Inches.
These rains of the past week and previous
ly have broken the drought in a large por
tion of the West but a great extent of the
com crop west of Indiana was beyond being
restored to any approach to nominal condi
tions. Witli a favorable autumn, however.
much will result in lessening the extent of
damage to the corn crop. Scarcely second
in importance to the influence upon corn is
the beneficial effect oi these late rains upon
pastures and water supplies for stock, an
important relief now being secured hi these
In regard to the general situation of the
corn crop there is little to be added to what
has been said. There seems to be little
room for doubt of a curtailment of the crop.
amounting to 300,000,000 to 400,000,000,
compared with last year.
The wheat-producing countries oi tne
world, exclusive of the United States and
Canada, promise an aggregate of fully
1.500.000.000 bushels this season, or 3,500,
000 bushels below an average production.
In the United States and Canada the pro
duction will be about 75,000,000 bushels
greater than last year, or say 15,000,000
short of what may be accepted as an aver
age, so that the year's wheat crop of the
world, as now indicated, will fall 50,000,
000 bushels short of an average product
If these calculations be justified by actual
results and it be considered that the United
States has an available surplus of previous
growth amounting to 30,000,000 bushels,
with practically nominal stocks abroad.
During the past year the United States
exported 95.000,000 bushels of wheat flour
included. With a crop of fully 453,ooo,ooo
bushels of this year's growth and available
surplus of previous growth of 80,000,000
bushels in excess of needed reserves, the
available supply Is approximately 405,000,
000 bushels, from which can be spared for
export 120,000,000 to 125,000,000 bushels.
General Sedgwick at Paso del Norte.
El Paso, Tex., Aug. 21. General Sedg
wick arrived here last evening and Imme
diately crossed the river at Paso del Norte
where he held a secret conference with Con
sul Brigham. After the conference, which
lasted an hour, he was escorted to the Mexi
can Central depot where he took a train for
the City of Mexico. General Sedgwick's
credentials are directed to Minister Jack
son and be states that bis mission
Is to that gentleman alone. After
conferring with Minister Jackson he will
return to Paso del Norte and make a thor
ough investigation of the Cutting case. The
Mexican customs inspector made a thorough
inspection of General Sedgewick's baggage
at Paso del Norte, although his escort an
nounced him as special envoy from the
United States. An envelope containing his
credentials and Instructions was subjected
to thorough scrutiny. General Sedgwick
reports that his mission Is not a diplomatic
one, but simply one of euttfetence und iu-veatiraUon,
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Basinets cards of Ore lines or less 88 pr annum.
Local notices 10 cents per Una each Insertion. Simple
announcements of marriages and deaths, and church
and tenerolent society notices Inserted free. Any
addition to obituary notices will be charged Its cents
per line.
- Phots srast be handei tn as early as Tuesday
morning to Insure lnacrt'.on the same week. Com
munications upon subjects of general or local loteress
are solicited.
Of two hundred and eighty English ,
Presbyterian churches, two hundred
and forty have temperance societies.
Christian Linton.
Ill University of Virginia is said
to have more alumni in the present con
gress than any other institution in the
-rln an English church in London the
communion service is celebrated once a
month in Hebrew for the benefit ot
some converted Jews.
The largest church in Washington.
D. C. is the colored Methodist Church
on M street, between Fifteenth and Six
teenth streets. It seats 2,800 people,
and sJl bnt $40,000 of the cost, $116,000,
has been paid. Washington Star.
A young man applying for a posi
tion as teacher in a Southern school
was asked, "Where is Africa?" The
professor was surprised at the answer,
which was not altogether incorrect.
Africa." said the youn&r man, "is in -
The receipts of the British and
Foreign Bible Society last year were
$1,156,186.30, and those of the Ameri
can Bible Society were' $528,910.58.
The total issues of the two societies for
the year were 5,561,344, or an average
of about 18,000 for each working day.
N. F. Post.
Rev. William H. Roberts, D.D., a
distic guished Presbyterian divine, li
brarian of Princeton Theological semi
nary for the past nine rears and also
stated clerk of the General Assembly,
has accepted a call to the chair oi prao- .
tical theology at the Lane Theological
Seminary, Cincinnati, O.
I will frankly tell you that my ex
perience in prolonged scientific investi
gations convinces me tnat a ueuei in
God a God who is behind and within
the chaos of vanishing points of hu
man knowledge adds , a wonderful
stimulus to the man who attempts to .
penetrate into the region of the un
known. Prof. Agastiz. . ,
The impression seems to be gaining
ground in England that the' quarrels in
the Salvation armv are threatening the
disintergation of that qneer organiza
tion. As an indication of this it is
stated that at the recent "monster meet
ing" in Exeter Hall, London, General
Booth called for a collection of 2,000
and received only 17.
During a single century the trans- .
latipn's of the Scriptures have increased
five-fold; the evangelical missionary so
cieties, ten-fold; the number of mission
aries, fifty-fold; contributions in money,
twenty-five-fold; the circulation of . the
Bible, thirty-fold, and the number of
converts from heathenism, thirty-five-'
fold. N. T. Examiner.
Rev. Louis Jesi, Presbyterian mis
sionary at Zacatecaa. Mexico.has retired
from the pulpit, and is studying medi-
.viut), xiis exuiaiiauun is uiai iot tux
years he has lived in constant fear of
his life; that he has been repeatedly fired
at while preaching; that he has had to
shoot three or four men in self-defense,
and that he finds missionary work too
exciting for his nerves.
This is the time of year when the
school-houses are usually renovated.
Manj' improvements are needed. The
reports to the Educational Bureau in
Washington show that a very large
proportion of the country school-houses,
even in such States ai New York, New
Jersey and Massachusetts, are about as
they were forty years ago. One lady
teacher remarked: "The seats in my
school-room are miserably uncomfort
able for large, growing girls. -1 know
it well, for I sat on them myself thirty
years ago." Jf. Y, Ledger.
A man who stops to grieve over
trifles must expect to forfeit his place in
the line of human advancement Chi
cago Standard. .
As the soil, however rich it may be,
can not be productive without culture,
so the mind without cultivation can
never produce good fruit Seneca.
"Only twenty?" "Yes," she ex-
plained. 'George made me promise
when we were married that I would
never change. I was twenty then and
I mean to keep my promise." J. T. Tel-
"Yes," said Featherly, "if ' my
grandfather were alive he would be 103
years old to-day-" "You don't say so,"
exclaimed Dumley, very much im
pressed. "One hundred and three years
old! It doesn't seem possible." N. Y.
Spurious silver of speech is cur
rent out base gold of silence is not un
known. A man may transgress as .
truly by holding his tongue as by speak
ing unadvisedly with his lips. (X JL
Very Important Clara (Bobby's
big sister) I heard father calling you
a little while ago, Bobby. Bobby Did
he say Robert or Bobby? Clara. He
said Bobert Bobby (with a Berious
look in his eyes) Then I guess I had
better see what he wants. Harper's
A New York youn man, whose girl
went to Chicago and picked up another
fellow, got a letter from her the other
day so cold that he said it roust have
come on in a refrigerator car. Tidbits.
"Did you know I met George last
evening," said a young lady very con
fidentially to her friend, "Why, I thought
there was a coolness between you."
"So there was. We had some ice-cream." .
Hartford Post.
"Is Mike .Howe on board of this
train?" asked a man, approaching an -
engineer who was oiling up his locomo
tive. "I don't know any thing about
your cow," replied the engineer.sharply;
"I am the engineer, and not the cow
catcher of this train." Engineer.'
There on the Minute Bagley is
getting up private theatricals. "Now.
you," Fays he, addressing Bailey. "I
don't know exactly what we shall want
you to do unless we make vou promp
ter." "I don't see very well how I am
going prompter I was here on the min
ute to-day.' Tidbits.
Young Wife (to husband): Don't
you notice a difference in the. milk,
dear? Young Husband: Yes, this is
much better than we have been getting.
Young Wife: Very much better. I got
it of a new man. He said be would
guarantee it to be perfectly pure, and so
I bought enough to last for a week.
Chicago Interior.
"I must say that I very much dis
like this ostentatious furnishing,' re
marked the elderly Miss Pringle as she -looked
about her in the new home oi"
the Spankingtons. "Now, look at that'
elaboratel.' framed mirror; I declare I -can
see nothing beautiful in it" "You
shouldn't expect impossibilities, 'Miss
Pringle," remarked Fdftff- Jeafos

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