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_?..-_ By advertising your bargains
_ -___L . Solicit trade in the dull season, J
Departure of American Sur
vivors of the Apia Dis
/Idmiral Kimberly and a Part
of His Force Re
Quarters Were Cramped; Pro
visions Uncomfortably
the United States In High
Favor With King Ma
Apia, Samoa, May I.— The ship
wrecked officers and crews of the
United States men-of-war Trenton and
Vandalia leave here on ; the steamer
Rockton to-day for Mare Island navy
yard. Owing to reports which had been
received here recently, it was thought
that the Oceanic' steamship -Mariposa ■
would stop at Apia hist Sunday, April
2s, and take SOU of the men to San Fran
cisco. Preparations were made for the
Mariposa's arrival, ar.d the men were
selected to be sent away in the steamer.
The steamer Lubeck arrived here from
Sydney on Sunday and reported that
Lieut. J. C. Wilson, who was
sent to Auckland and Sydney to
charter a steamer, had engaged the
2,000-ton steamer Rockton, belonging to
the Australian "United Steam Naviga
tion company. The Mariposa did not
call at Apia at all, but passed the
islands at Tutuila. The mail schooner
which went to Tutuila to connect with
the Mariposa, had not returned here at
the time the Rockton sailed for Amer
ica, and it was not known whether she
had connected with the Mariposa or not.
The Mariposa was fully expected here,
and most of the mail for America was
held to await her arrival. This mail was
afterward placed aboard the Rockton.
The Rocklon arrived here from Sydney
April 29, and when she was first sighted
outside of the harbor the Trenton and
Vandalia sailors, who have been living
in barracks on shore since the storm,
greeted her with loud cheering. Lieut.
Wilson, who arrived . on - the , Rockton,
reported that he had found ■_ the
greatest difficulty in chartering a
vessel. He had fitted the ves
sel out with berths, mattresses and
blankets for the accommodation of -450
men, ami had also taken in a sufficient
quantity of coal and provisions. ; Ad
miral Kimberlv decided to send away
every man that the steamer could take.
The work of -
and baggage on the Rockton commenced
the !>'xt day. All the survivors. of the
Vandalia, including B '.officers and 142
men, and 12 officers and 300 men from
the Trenton, were sent aboard. Besides
the admiral and his staff, 10 officers and
75 men remain here. The Trenton offi
cers who left on the Rockton were Capt.
H.H.-Farquhar, who is in command of
the returning naval forces; Lieuts. R.
N. C. Brown, L. L. " Reamey and
B. O. ■ Scott, -. Assistant - Surgeon S.
S. White, Past Assistant Engineers S. H.
Main and ' R. W. Gait, Assistant
Engineer C. 11. Matthews, Chaplain A.
A. McAllister, Boatswain John Mc-
Laughlin. Carpenter R. C. Fernald and
maker S. H.Boutwell. The Tren
ton officers who remain here are: Rear
Admiral L.A. Kimberly ; Lieutenants H.
O.Rittenhouse A. Merriam, of the
admiral's staff; Lieutenant Commander
H. W. Lyon, Lieutenants S.L. Graham
and W. 11. Allen; medical inspector, C.
H. 7 White; fleet surgeon, past assistant
surgeon. E. Norflet; pay iuspector, A.
J. Clark; captain of marines, R. .W.
Huntington; pay clerk, J. Brady; acting
gunners. John Westfall and H. J.
Tresselt, Ensign J. J. FJondiu and
Chief Engineer A; J. Kiersted,
of the Trenton, have been trans
ferred to the Nipsic. The surviving offi
cers of the Vandalia, who left on the
Rockton, are Lieuts. J. W. Carlin and
J. C. Wilson; Lieuts. (iunior grade) A.
E. Culver ar.d F. R. Heath; Ensign J.
H. Gibbons, Surgeon H. P. Harvey,
Chief Engineer A; S. Green and Past
Assistant Engineer H. Webster. The
Rockton was anchored in the bay about
a quarter of a mile from sqore, and I the
men were commanded to go aboard in
small boats about 1 o'clock ; yesterday
afternoon. The Trenton's band was
first to go aboard, and as the boat left
the dock, the band played a national
air, and 500 sailors ashore united in
Every boat was cheered heartily as it
pushed off from shore. The boats had
to pass close to the wrecks of the Tren
ton and Vandalia. All of the men and
baggage were aiioard berofe evening,
but a few final arrangements were not
completed and -the Rockton was not to
sail until the following morning. Nearly
the whole population of Apia was on
the beach when the steamer left her
moorings and steamed out to sea and
for a few minutes loud cheers were
heard in every direction. The crews of
the men-of-war "Nipsic and Rapid and:
hundreds of people on the beach cheered
the departing steamer, and the Trenton
and Vandalia men on the decks of the
Rockton returned the cheers with a will.
The seventy-five men who remain here
are in charge of Lieutenant Commander
Lyon. It is supposed they will either,
be sent home in the course of another
month or be transferred to other Ameri
can war. ships which may arrive here.
The departure of the shipwrecked sail
ors is greeted with a feeling of relief, as
Apia is not large enough to ; ; accommo
date such a number of men without
great confusion resultmg,and it has been
feared that serious illness might break
out in the town owing to the crowded
quarters of the men.
Admiral Kimberly received a letter,
from Mataafa a few days arter he had
issued his proclamation advising the
natives to give up war, in which Ma
taafa expressed his pleasure at the proc
lamation, at the kindness of the United
States government, and said, all desire
for further war with their ,;- countrymen
is ended.-" He declares the war to be ; at
an end, because :he desires "; Samoa
should find a state of prosperity," and
also desires to have Admiral Kimberly
act as arbitrator between the: two fac
tions and let all work to . the : same . pur
pose. ..y ~ : aI:a:~ y . : : ■.'.', '■
Will Pay It Anyhow.
London, May 21.— The manager of
the ; English & Scotttsh ' Law ' Life As
surance : company states , that £830 sur
plus remains of Pigott's life insurance.
He says ; that ■ Pigott's ■ suicide nullifies
the policies; but that, owing ; to the dis
tressing facts "of .the case,- the full
amount will .be "• paid to the suicide's
Buried in the Past.
Berlin, ; May : 20.— Prince ;, Bismarck
- held a long 7 conversation with : Herr
Windthorst, the \ leader of the ; Clerical
; party, to-day. '. Tbe;charicelior was in a
1 very pleasant mood, and related several
amusing anecdotes. He congratulated ; j
Herr Hammacher on the ' conclusion of ,
the -.- strikes m ; ■■■Westphalia,'" the*. latter '
■having just received a telegram to that
effect. : Bismarck : thought >he might
have been a little overheated on the oc- ,
casion of the Richter < incident in the" ;
reichstag. which, however, was buried in
the past. .- .."
London Police Pretend to Be After
Them Red Hot.
London, May 20.— The hearing in the
case of the persons who were arrested for ;
-rambling at the time of the f raid by the
police last week upon the Field club,
was continued to-day, and resulted in
the conviction of Mr. Seatonl the pro-' :
prietor of the club," who was fined £500.
The players were discharged. Counsel'
for the Countess of "Dudley/. whose son.
Lord Dudley, was among those arrested,
denied that she had had any. communi
cation with the' police concerning the
character of the "Field club, or that she
instigated the raid. " The public : prose
cutor announced that it was the inten
tion of -the authorities', to suppress all
gambling clubs, hundreds of which at
present exist in London.
Right From Apia. .
San" an Cisco, May 20. — The
steamer Rockton. bearing 8 officers and ■
150 men of the Vandalia, and 12 officers
and 300 men from the : Trenton, arrived
this morning from Apia, ;' Samoa,; in
command of Capt. N. H. Farquhar.
Admiral Kimberly, ten officers aud sev
enty-five men remain at "Apia.
The Trouble Is Over.
Berlin. May 20.— miners who
are on strike in Westphalia will resume
work to-morrow. The committee will
remain permanently to watch over the
interests of the miners,' and the strikes
will be resumed if the owners fail to
keep their promises. The situation in
Silesia is unchanged. „ - r •
Quietly Married.
Paris, May 20. — Prince Dhuleep
Singh has been privately .'. married to
Miss Ada Wetherell, of this city.
it Is a Boy.
London, May 21.— Princess Beatrice,
wife of Prince Henry of Battenberg,
has given birth to a son.
Mrs. Folsom Presents Mr. Cleve
land With One.
Jackson, Mich., May 20.— A • very
perceptible flutter of : excitement ; ran
through this city yesterday when it be
came known early in the afternoon that
Mrs. Emma C. Folsom, mother of Mrs.
Grover Cleveland, was about to wed
H. E. Perrine; a merchant of -Buffalo,
N.Y., and that Mrs. Cleveland would
be present' at the \ ceremony. ".Hardly
had the ■ rumor found credence before
corroborating testimony : i came in the
person of Mrs. Cleveland herself, who
arrived on the fast express at 4:50 ; and
was immediately driven to the resi
dence of her aunt, Mrs. John W. Cad
man, on Francis street, where the cere
mony was to take place. Extraordinary
precautious had been taken to keep the
affair ; quiet, and reporters were " un
able to procure more than the sim
plest details. Mrs. : Folsom y arrived "
here on the Sth to be with her relatives,:
and to escape the publicity which might
attach at the East to an event of sucb
interest, and so cleverly had the matter
been planned and managed that very
few were cognizant of j' it until the last
moment. Mr. Perrine came on, and has
remained quietly v. at the Uibbard
house since Wednesday; last, It is
stated that considerable : telegraph-:
ing has been" going on between
the Jackson relatives and Mrs.
Cleveland in New York concerning de
tails, and that the telegrams have been
sent to third parties, that the news
papers might get ' no intimation of s the
circumstances. The wedding was
solemnized at 9 o'clock this evening,
Rev. R. R. Balcom, of St. Paul's Epis
copal church, officiating. , The bride
was attired in her traveling costume.
The guests present, besides Mrs. Cleve
land the family of Mr. Cadman, were
Mr. and Mrs. Barry Ritch, the latter a
daughter of the groom and their two :
sons from Buffalo, N. V.: Mr. and Mrs.
Elisha Flinn, of Detroit, M. Harman
and Mrs. Frank Welch, of Jackson, the
two latter near relatives. Mr. and Mrs.
Perrine left on the night train for Chi
cago and the West for a trip, before re
turning to Buffalo to reside. Mrs.
Cleveland will remain for a few days,
the guest of Mr. Cadman, before leav
ing for home. The other guests
will depart for. home to-morrow. The
city is in a state of pleasurable excite
ment over the advent of Mrs. Cleveland,
who has many acquaintances here who
watched her career as first lady, of the
land with pride' and gratification. The
groom :is about fifteen years the senior
of the bride, who is a well-preserved
woman of forty-five.
■ .ami
Interment of the Mind-Reader
With Simple Ceremonies. -
New York, May 20.— The funeral
service over the ; remains of the dead
mind-reader, Washington Irving Bishop,
were solemnized this afternoon in
Grace V Protestant Episcopal church,
Broadway and Tenth streets. There
was a large attendance. During the
morning the face of -. the deceased was
exposed to • view: in the undertaker's
rooms. A large number of friends took
theirlast 100k..' The remains were sub
sequently removed • to the Hoffman
house, where the mother of the deceased 1
is living, and from there to the church.
The casket was of cedar, covered;with
black cloth and velvet. , On the lid was
a silver plate bearing : . the • inscription,
"Washington ; Irving ,; Bishop, Born '
March .4, : 1856. 'a Died May , 13, 1889."
Directly below this plate was a Masonic
emblem. - The services were simple and
impressive. " Rev.' Dr. ■:, Huntington of- :
ficiated. The interment was in Green-"'
wood cemetery. ■ . - -
Death of Edward Sanderson.
: Milwaukee, Wis., May 20.— Edward
Sanderson; one of the wealthiest of the \
' coterie of I the [ big millers in the North
west, died to-night.- \> He has been a suf
ferer for some . time : from Bright's dis
: ease. Mr. Sanderson was until recently,
■ very active in politics; being one of ; the
1 best : known leaders of the Wisconsin ■
Republicans. y ;y - y ':; ■'-;. 'V; : ■' -A •'„' ..-'■■.'■■":■"
Accepted the Cat. . '
r Pittsburg, May 20.— The :; nailers ' at
Jones ir&';. : Laughlin's American iron
works have accepted a reduction of 35 ■
. per cent on cold nails and 12% per cent,
i on hot nails.' This is against the Amal
gamated a* association-, rules, and will ;
• probably r s cause trouble.""^ The $ feeders :
: refused to accept the reduction and are
on a strike.
Four for Fleming.
- Pittsburg, Pa., May 20.--A Charles
\ town, W. '\ special,^ says that s the
} result of , the legislative i committee's in
vestigation of i the gubernatorial con
test has thus far been va 1 gain •; of ; four
votes for Fleming.' :"'-~. i .
Startling Testimony in the
Cook County Insane Asy
lum Case.
Helpless Patients Kicked to
Death and Clubbed to
The Pilot Boat Webb Run
Down in a Fog and Two
Men Drowned.
The Family of a Returning
Missionary Murdered for
Chicago, May 20.— The insane asy
lum investigation was continued in the
county court to-day. - Further evidence
was taken to the effect that the attend
ants were brutal in their : treatment '; of
patients. One .'inmate was cruelly,
beaten for going to bed with his socks
on, and it was a common thing for 4 the j
attendants to come into the wards: with
clubs and ' drive ■• the '• patients to bed,
using their sticks with freedom. It was
further in evidence that the food y was
insufficient 'in ' quantity," and '-■ that ; the
clothing and ': bedding furnished : were ;
entirely inadequate for the '- comfort of
patients in cold weather;.; County Phy
sician Todd testified that Robert Burns,
who was beaten to death by attendants
in the asylum, did not die of consump
tion as was stated by Supt. Keirnan in *
the certificate of death:
One of : the ; most horrible revelations
made : ; in - the : investigation ; was -that
reached •iv the .testimony • of ' George
Hill, a locomotive ': engineer ; now em
ployed by the Lake Shore & Michigan
Southern railway. He was admitted to
the institution in January. 1888, suffer
ing from a slight mental derangement,,
and was discharged as cured in the fol
lowing May.; When he went to the asy
lum an : attendant named Lott asked
him if ' he • : was : insane. Hill said
be " was •- not. -"Well," .;y replied Lott,
"we will make you a d—
sight insaner than ;', you ".:-•' are now."
Another ' attendant named ; Julian or
dered Hill to -sweep out the room, and
on his saying he had not come there for
that purpose, " knocked -: him y: down,
kicked ; him ;in the ; body and : mouth,'
knocking two teeth out. ? Hill tried to
cover his ' face by setting his head be
neath a bench, when Julian turned the
bench over, breaking Hill's arm. Hill
rolled up - his \ coat sleeve in court and
showed • a huge lump where; the .ends >
of broken bones, - badly joined, stood
out. -They knocked him : down ' again,
he said, and broke one of his ; ribs.
His •-"■; arm ■. caused ;;' him V great pain
and he cound not get proper treatment. '
He tried to see a doctor," but Julian told
him if . he dared to speak be would kill
him - right there. One day. Hill had an -
opportunity of conversing with Super
visor. Jones, and told him he was badly y
treated. ■- Afterwards two attendants
knocked him down and held him, while:
Julian : repeatedly kicked y him ;in " the
head and and breast. '.' On getting up, •
with blood running from his face, Hill
said he would have; justice some /day,
whereupon Julian : cursed him r; and
knocked him .down again. Hill '.'■ said a
new patient: named Levy was brought;
in : one day. ; He did; not know
enough " to go yto the y dining .' room,
and Attendants Julian and Lott knocked
him down.and jumped on his stomach
until he was unable .to .'■ move. Then
they picked him up and threw him on a.
bed.v Levy died that night... The court
room was as : still - as death during this
awful recital. Judge * Prendergast in
structed the witness to bring in his wife ;
to corroborate his story, and a physician
was detailed to examine Hill's arm and
ribs. Several . other witnesses testified
to the brutality . of attendants, misera
ble quality of food, etc. County Physi
cian Todd testified that Robert Burns,
whose death lesulted in this investiga
tion, did not die of consumption, as was
stated by .* Supt. Kiernan in the certifi
cate of death.
CRUSH!;!) IN A FOG. .-", .
The Pilot Boat Webb Run Down
by the Steamer La Nor mand ie, .
New York, May 20.— fog which
has made navigation difficult and dan
gerous for I three days; and which de
layed many vessels entering or passing
out of the port, leaves ' behind it a rec
ord which includes three serious colli
sions, one of them involving the loss of
two lives.: Saddest of all the accidents
is that which befell the pilot boat Char
lotte Webb, No. 5, which now lies at
the ; bottom of the' ocean. .'■ The Webb
showed her stanchness and the bravery,
of her -: pilots - aud '•■ crew ' several weeks
ago in the : fearful hurricane ' off Hat
teras, a which proved fatal : to :; the
steamship Conserva. . . It •;' was i she
which -picked up and brought to
this port one ;of the ill-fated . craft's
lifeboats. She left ; her i anchorage •" at '
Clifton, S. 1., at noon ' Saturday,: with
four pilots, a steward and a crew of five :
men. The pilots had invited Mr. Green,
of Brooklyn, a friend of Capt. Malcolm,
to join them on their cruise. "Even at
that time, the fog was very dense, but
the pilots could get about the channels
j with their eyes shut, and so the; mist
did not deter them from going straight
for the ocean in search of inward-bound
steamships. As the i; Webb ; ; - put to sea,
she passed the fog-bound fleet of * liners
which had huddled together about the,
bar and near Quarantine, waiting l for;
"""the fog to rise. The pilot boat rather '
drifted than :■ sailed, for ;' much motion
was •"■*"";'; . .;;'>^ ..'.•'■'.■■•:■' ■'-
DANGEROUS for anything afloat
in such a fog. :, By nightfall the .Char
lotte Webb was sailing I about near the
Sandy Hook light • ship, but •'" as : there
were ;no i indications -that ' any vessel
; would get through I the | fog, ; Capt Mal
colm decided that they would sail to the
eastward and try to get out of the bank.
Sail was clapped on and: the I stout little
: boat ; went r, on ;: with' a ' will. yAt l 8:30 '
o'clock the pilots had; their supper and
were | feeling 1 rather jj comfortable save !
for the still heavy fog. At a while after
11 o'clock : the n boat ' .was " • about eight
miles to the | eastward of the light ship,
laying-to, because it ! seemed almost im
possible to get out of .the fog/,- She had •
all her lights burning, and at intervals
, the watch used - fash 1 lights | as signals.*;
The sound of a big steamer's engines
was ii heard < at ; brief k intervals, * but 1 it ;
seemed to be some distance to tbe east
ward, and •' the ■: boat y was '- headed % in"
that y direction. The ~ throbbing i came i
very h much j nearer, however, and the
Webb's crew j had- not j only « used their
lights, but aiso | their horn -to warn ! off
: the approaching vessel. It was impos
sible to the last moment to tell how near
or in what I direction the 1 ship was com
ing. >• At 11 o'clock, forty minutes, ac
cording to John Anderson's statement,
Capt. Malcolm was on deck with Charles !
Fitzgerald, the boat 5 keeper, and three •
of the seamen. . <•• -
[ a form "■ appeared - through ' the mist on .
, the Webb's starboard ■ side, and though
a great cry of warning went up from the
' pilot boat, the ? prow ; of " the oncoming !
■ steamship never ; swerved. The ' splash
of the water as it was i thrown from the;
bow of the big ship could be heard dis
tinctly as though she was going at full
speed. In a minute the crash came. The
iron prow of the French t liner"; La Nor
mandie struck the Webb about seven feet
forward of the fore rigging, and ground
through her like an adze into; a plank.
Capt. Malcolm,- it is said by his friends, ,
was standing | near the place of collis
ion; and be was hurled by the force of ;
• the impact over i the J low bulwarks ; Into :
the sea.:.; In the excitement of I the mo
ment no thought was given to save him.'*
It t was - one of ' those * occasions when
i every man's ', nature I claims I self-help;
The boat ? was bobbing ominously, for
■ ward, pitching her stricken bow under
the water. ; The men who had been be-,
low decks scrambled t up - and . tried to
climb % aloft, all the -while i calling \ for
help. The Not mandie was not cheeked
immediately, v though her engines were
reversed and : boats : were lowered, , : but
before . the ? rescuers ; got \ to "-.. the ;; spot
where the collision had occurred, with
in** three , minutes after -it 7 had . taken
place; the Webb was sunk and' the men '
were striving to keep themselves , afloat
by means of the % wreckage.";; When the
men were taken out of | the water, some
little time ' after s the coat had ■ sunk, it
: was found that Charles Fitzgerald, the ;•
:boatkeeper, > was : : missing, *as well as
Capt.; Malcolm. Both were drowned.
These , were ; the ; survivors: Pilots
James r Heines, Robert Hammer, \ Jr.,
Alexander ■ Scott, Steward - Ansel Free
men; seamen, ' Dagert ■ Olsen, ; Samuel
Larsen, John Anderson and E. Bradley.
Capt. Malcolm's • guest, Mr.' Green, was
also saved. The ; Normandie : ; was '■■. not
injured a ■■ particle, not ' even showing a
dent in ; her plates.' : According .to An
derson, '•:■ the \ rescued <■ sailors y were ; no ;
sooner taken on | board \ the Frenchman
than her ; captain and chief > officer ap
proached them, and, instead : of giving
them every assistance in their power,
began sweabing'at them, ; .
"because they had ; been* in the way."
Tbey j kept :up this i billingsgate until
several of the : passengers ou the >; boat
interfered and-, suggested^tbat the men
should be treated more like human be-"
; ings. "They ought %to-" be l d— d , glad
; they're ■■ alive," ; the ' French captain is
said to have ■ remarked, ult £ was some
time after ; this that they were taken "
below and , given facilities ' for drying
their clothes. "The ; Frenchmen," said
Anderson, - "seemed ; mad > because we
had delayed them. They expressed no
sorrow for the loss of life or for the ac
cident. They, swore at us as though we
were , to blame." . The f Normandie put
back and ; cast anchor near the Hook,
and at daylight, | sighting I the Etruria,
put the . ill-treated ; men -. aboard of her
and continued her voyage. < There, how
ever,' their fearful v experience Jof l the
night caused general sympathy. .- They
were y; : very kindly i treated, - : dry
clothing being generously provided, the ;
- passengers ;' subscribing |3(55 to a fund
: for tbe Webb's seamen;} This '>• amount :
was divided pro rata among tbe five sea
men. They were brought to this city,
whence ' they went ■; to tlieir - homes.
James Heines was found at 126 Yander
bilt avenue, Brooklyn, last night, and
said that he and bis fellows on the pilot
boat had heard.; the steamer's whistles
for nearly half an hour, and sent up two
rockets and two torches. "It was black;
as night," said he, "and we didn't have ;
" a breath of air. - r ; We ; feared £ from y the ;
loud whistling that a big boat was too
near, for safety.; We were on the point
of sending up another rocket when "the.
huge bow of the Frenchman- loomed up
on our bow, and -'- in lan instant she cut j
; through us like a knife going through a
cheese. .'; I was ; with Albert ; Malcolm,
and we sank together. I came ; . up, but 1
Al -; didn't. I ; swam S about ;* until '■■ the :
Normandie's boats picked me up." The ;
pilots declare that the fault of the colli
sion ; was - entirely with the officers of :
the Normandie. The" steamship, they;
assert; was going at full speed, in order:
to make Sup c for ■:■, the me she lost the :
afternoon of Saturday, when she fouled'
with Buoy No. 6 and ; got ; its ; mooring:
chains entangled in her propeller. They
say that *- they did everything in their
power to warn off .vessels, and; that the
steamer's people must have heard the
fog horn,- even if they had not seen the
flash- lights. A suit will be begun by
the surviving pilots against the French
company, for damages, y
A Missionary's Family Homeward
Bound Murdered With a Ma
' chete. - ■. "- "j ■
New York, May 20.— Advices from :
PusrtoLimon, Costa Rica, ; dated May
10, state" that r. news ] had ; just ; been re
ceived of i a terrible tragedy at Buatan,
an island off .the 5 north coast of Hon
duras. Rev. Mr. Hobbs, a Baptist min
ister from the .United Slates, had been
living at Florus Bay with' his wife and ;
little daughter. -:. He was ; preparing : to
leave the island for Belize, and had sold
his property,! receiving for : it ; $500 in
gold. Shortly before his I intended de
parture - a neighbor called ; to bid him
farewell.^ He; knocked at the door, and
receiving no answer,; entered the house,
the door-being;' unlocked. \ Finding no
one in the hall '.or parlor;; he; called.
Agaii. there was no response." Alarmed,
he searched the house, and opening the
bedroom ; door, a sickening ._• spectacle
met his eye. ; Mr. Hobbs, his wife and
child '- were .' dead, with -; their x skulls
mashed iv. their beads nearly severed,
and their bodies : covered with wounds, '
.-They had evidently been i murdered .. in
their sleep, and the wounds had ; been
inflicted with "a machete. •*: The bodies
were ; cold,' and ; the ;; blood, which .-■. was
. spattered "i about the room 1 ; and i ran ?. in ;
pools on the floor," was dry and ; clotted.
The murder must have been 'committed;
; two days before. The r money ; had dis
appeared; I the object was therefore rob?
: bery. A shipwrecked sailor of 'Jamaica'
■ named .Burrell,. who had been taken in
l out of : charity;' and ■ cared 1 for >by the
family, disappeared ;- about Z the :; same
time,' and V was arrested just as he was
; about I leaving J the :; island on a fishing!
; smack,' three = days " after the discovery'
of the murder. He obstinately declared
his innocence, but a portion of tne miss-:
" ing coin was | found -, upon *c his 1 person,
and y he ■ has beeu fully committed v for ;
trial. . : \ '■
"'; .Connecticut v! Brute Who > De
serves the Extreme i Penal ry.'Tyf
New Milfobd, Conn., a. May 20. —
There is great excitement in y this com
munity over an assault committed by
Frank yNearing y- upon y his brother's
wife, the ; arrest of ;• the ■ villain, an at
■tempt to lynch him, and his rescue by
the law-abiding citizens. On Saturday
afternoon Mrs. Charles yNeanng,ithe ;
wife of a"£ wealthy & resident of Lanes-;
vilfe came to New Milford gto do some
shopping. While waiting at the station
* here for * a train %to s return "t home, her J
brother-in-law, Frank i Nearing. drove
up in a buggy, and told her be would
.drive her to Lanes ville. She \ accepted*'
bis invitation "i and '! they J drove I out '■ of i
■ town '} together. Wben about ?a" mile '
i out in the country Nearing j made ' im
proper ;■■: advances ;to J her a- and she
i sprang :i from i the buggy. .The i young*.;
man | sprang after her, letting the horse
go I galloping | away. Youug Nearing I
: then sprang upon the % poor woman and
literally. tore her dress into shreds. He
afterwards left her lying by the road
and fled into the woods. ■< ■ Mrs. Nearing,
more dead than alive, dragged •: herself .
to the} house of a farmer, who gave the '
alarm, and Nearing was captured iv the
woods about %11 ? o'clock aat i night. He ;
was lodged in jail here. At 3 o'clock
Sunday *£ morning y several ;sy hundred : >
I masked men forced | their way into the j !
; jail, overpowered the guards, put a rope
around "Hearing's neck and dragged him
to a ; tree near by. By this time the en
tire population of ; the town ; had been
- aroused by the scuffle .-. in the jail. The
lynchers, seeing t the ii crowd gathering,
I began to tighten the rope I around Near
: ing's neck. The foremost ; men ' in ■ the ■
; crowd advanced t on ; the • ■ lynchers ? and
commenced firing on them with their
j revolvers. At the first fire the lynchers
fled, and all made . their escape, leaving ;
Nearing lying at I tbe j foot of the tree in * j
;an unconscious state. He was • carried
; back to jail where he was soon restored
to consciousness. A double ; guard has ■ I
been placed over the ' prisoner as a • fur-; -
ther attempt to lynch him is feared.
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Why the Steamer Hopkins Burned
"V to the Water's Edge.
. , Baltimore, Md., May 20.— The
steamship Johns Hopkins was burned to
the water's edge to-night. Fire was
discovered in 1 the vessel shortly before
midnight while she was lying at pier
No. 6. She was" immediately towed out
into and down 'the stream to Fort Mc-
Henry. The city fire depart
ment responded -j'i promptly .;■;'. to > the
alarm, **- but .--'■. were > : prevented - ;•; from
going :.. to v" the '. steamship '- by . ' y the
military authorities at the fort. < The'
only route ':, by which the ship could be
; reached .; from ; . the ': south **-. shore & lay
through the grounds of the fort, but the
soldiers barred the way and would not
: allow the firemen \to - proceed.;- During ;
: the 2 parley ■ between the . firemen * and I
Uncle I Sam's ■ troops 3 the :' flames were |
'spreading rapidly, their only opposition
; coming ; from ; ; a v tug, -. which ; threw a
, stream on '; her, but l in ; fifteen minutes
' she was - rnee .- to the . water's edge.
The Johns Hopkins was the property of
the Merchants and Miners' Transporta
tion line. She was lAIO tons gross reg
' ister, 243 feet long, 38 ' feet '-. breadth ;of
beam and 16 feet depth r: of hold. She
was built at Wilmington, Del., in 1883.
t .' :. : BOLD BURGLARS.
Two Crooks With ; Many ' Aliases
, * .' - Taken Into Camp.
Philadelphia, May 20.— A pair of
;' daring*:." burglars,. 'who have ) secured
$10,000 worth vof ;' plunder in this city,
recently, were arrested here -this ; after
noon by detectives. The prisoners are
Isaac yMoffatt - McKay, y alias " William
MoiSt, alias Harland, and James
Crofton, ; who also has a long
string 4of - ' aliases. Both ■ '": men , : ■ are '
; from 'G ■ Baltimore. ■: : ' : and '- were "• re
- leased from the Maryland state peniten
tiary about a i year ;: ago, 5 : after ; several '
: years' : imprisonment. - During the . ear.
: strike in Chicago last fall McKay is said
to have plied his vocation successfully
in that city, y' A telegram was received
this evening from the superintendent of
| the Chicago police ? asking t that McKay ,
be turned over « to I him •-. after he - shall
have done penance for bis crimes here.
But Had to Fight the Natives for
■.yA\yy.^yyyy : Some Time, -..■•_'"■ ¥_!;£-;
,-£ Pajikebsbubg, ';■ W. 7 . Va., May 20—
Three detectives who went to Tyler
county to arrest persons implicated in;
the murder of Jacob Morgan were noti
fied Saturday, night while stopping at a
residence, that-' they - would Obe
attacked ;; before morning. About
3 o'clock a number of -'" men % sur
rounded the ; house "and - demanded the ;
surrender of the ■■' officers; who • replied
with a volley. The battle continued
some time, when the assailants retired.';
In the morning the officers found blood
marks in the "woods, which would indi
cate two or three of the attacking party
had been injured and carried away.
They have obtained reinforcements and
** are . expecting ;-: another ■ attack.',;:. Tyler,
county is much excited over the affair.:
Got Their Man Out and Hanged
y':y\ '..;;;.;, Him. .-".^ - : .'.
' Louisville, Ky , May 20.— special
l from i. Wickliffe, ■ Ky., ;, says that '■ at j 2
o'clock this morning -a-. mob of about
100 masked men entered; the; jail and
demanded the keys to the cell in ; . which
was v confined Joe Thornton; the negro
; who so brutally; outraged little Min
nie Brown, some ten days :"; since.
Thfe demand for the keys was not com
*"plied - : with, and .-.. a ■ rope ; was ' quickly
'placed around 'the neck of the sheriff,*
, when ' he weakened : ; and 1 handed ; over .
; the keys. t The mob then took Thornton
from his cell,- conducted him to a con
venient tree i and hanged ';" him. \' An
effort was made to lynch the negro on:
last Friday, but ; owing ' to the vigilance
of the authorities it failed.
Because He Could Not;. Support;
'^y Her and Didn't Try To. :.y
y Chattanooga, Term.,; ; May 20.—
Louis Bird, a negro " forty-five years of
age, this ? afternoon fatally stabbed his
* young wife, -aged '; ; seventeen, and then
cut his own throat. *- Both will die. Bird
is very worthless, and his wife had left
him because ; he refused to provide for
her. He went to the home of his father-^
'in-law, where his wife was staying, and,
calling her out, committed the murder-
I ous deed.
,*; Flossed Till He Fainted.
I.; Little y Rock, Ark., . May : 20. — A
special from"; Helena, Ark., says: Will
iam Williams, a colored man suspected
j of being the party to a criminal 'assault
l on Mrs. McDonald," a widow living near
! Poplar ' Grove," this " county, has , been
missing for several days. To-day his
i father found him in the woods tied to a
! tree and almost dead. He stated that a
''■ oarty of men who i told I him 1 they were
L White Caps had i tied ■ him t up :, to a tree
faud flogged him until he fainted. KHe
was too weak to free '; himself .' and but
for his timely discovery by ; his : father,
would have perished.
? ; ; Just as He Described It. .
'..-.• Chicago, May -•■ 20.— The - man Wood
: ruff, i who confessed some v days • ago ;to
'carrying; away a body from a barn on
the night: that Dr. Cronin disappeared, ■
said to-day ? that ; ; the ' body was J taken
from a cellar under *-' the : barn. Detec
tives were sent to the place and found
the cellar as described, and in it a bun
; die of - blood-stained rags. ; Bloodstains '
were also found in the barn.' K~ '
y Will Be Lynched.
v Atlanta, Ga.i May 20.— Carrie Hew
: itt, ten years old. daughter of I a farmer
-living five miles from Atlanta,". was bru
tally, assaulted by an ; unknown negro.
The brute has not been caught, but the
'whole couutry has turned out for the
search.' " - -
T-y'; if- Robbed; a Stage.
'A New ~ Obleans, May * 20.— A Times-
Democrat Monroe i dispatch says: The [
United ; States I mail f hack £ running | be-
j tween Bastrop and Monroe was stopped;
; and 1 robbed |a | short distance i beyond I
Touche this evening by two white men,';
who carried off all the mail matter.
Deputy Mine Inspector Coul
ton Killed by a/Railway
■->■" Train. " : Vr>.^
A Premature Blast Sends a
Montana Miner Into
Nearly a Thousand Dollars
Taken From a Sleeping
Car Passenger.
Opening of the Lomsdalen
Wife Murder Case at
Fergus Falls.
Special to the Globe.
*^ Helena, Mont., May 20. -J. E. Coul
ter of Butte,' recently appointed deputy
mine inspector, 1 and who was on his way
here to qualify,'? met ; with i a probably
fatal accident this afternoon. ;, The train
on which he was ".:.. traveling stopped 'at'
Wiuslow to await the train going in the
opposite direction. The passengers got
out to wait, Coulter y among ? the rest.
He '-: was walking •: along . ; the - ■' side
of an embankment, which the
track skirts, : when ■; the delayed
train :. came ; along," just ;as he .{, had
about reached •: the - tiack : and ■ the pilot
struck him on the temple. ! Coulter was
brought to Helena: and physicians pro
nounced his injury fatal. ~:; '--..
-•"A fatal accident occurred in the north
drift of the Drum Lummon last evening.
Con Harrington was in thedrif t preparing
to touch off a fuse '.for « the last blast on !
the day shift, when the charge exploded,
killing him instantly. ; Jack Harrington
was in the drift at the same time; . He
was ' thrown : down by 1 the concussion
but escaped with ', a few bruises. Just
how the ,-- accident occurred \ will never
be known. .-•;■:- - . -.'••■■ -
F. M. Dixon Robbed in a Sleeping
. Car.
Special to the Globe. :
:*;•; Sioux City; : 10., May- 20. —F. M.
Dixon, of Sheldon, came down • to this
city on an early train this ; morning to
close a real estate deal. He had 1965
when he started, which ' he .- put ''; under
his pillow in the sleeping car berth, and
when he got here it was gone. He has
no idea who robbed him.
Brought Against Ole Lomsdalen
■a on the Charge of Wife Murder. :
Special to the Globe. v.' " : .
"r Fergus Falls, Minn., May 20.— The
trial of Ole C. Lomsdalen for murder in
the first degree ;: opened *-; this morning.
Lomsdalen's wife died suddenly, after
wards Lomsdalen > went . to Washington
; territory with" another ; woman, leaving
; many creditors, and \ then rumor got
abroad that his wife had been poisoned.
Lomsdalen was S indicted ' and A brought
back. - The " state •: to-day. ? has " proved
a motive for: .: the killing in
the •:- illicit v love which Lomsdalen
bore for the servant girl,' with whom he
lived after his wife's death. v : The state
has also shown that 1 his ' wife died sud
denly < with :' strong • convulsions ; y that
Lomsdalen - bouglit strychnine a week
■ before for gophers, and has' proved by
the expert testimony of : several physi
cians that all her symptoms were those
of strychnine poisoning. The state will
clpse - in'; the morning. From the evi
dence already in the ; opinion; is general
that the jury will hardly convict Loms
dalen, the testimony, being entirely cir
cumstantial. ■i:£;lf~-CA : A ': ■■ ' y '. : -.'•"
Officers at Mason City, 10., Grow
; y ■■;•: ..-; ing Very Vigilant.
Special to the Globe. . :
-Mason ; City, Mo., May .20.— Officers
are just now making it exceedingly in
teresting'for violators of the prohibitory
; law. Yesterday fa systematic raid was
instituted^ and the restaurants conduct
ed by W. S. Dixon, A. H. Pinney and
-Delmer . Dixon *■ were searched " and in :
each 1 case intoxicants - : - were s found.
1 Twenty-two a bottles : ; labeled ; "Health
: Preserver" I were . confiscated. ; Pinney
was unable to i- secure " bail, and is "in
hoc." v As soon as the local authorities
are through with them the > government
will take hold of them. Other raids are
expected, which y will . doubtless \ prove
successful. ; : Ole ' Osmunson ? was ; . con
victed in the Winnebago county court
of a similar, offense and ; sentenced to
ninety days. ". yy" '':..: .■ '
A. O. ; Nichols, of : Chippewa Falls,
Sentenced for Assault. ;
Special to the Globe.
;.. Cfippewa Falls, Wis., Way 20.—
O. Nichols, ; who was tried in the circuit
."court ; last week and 1 found J guilty - ; of
assault with intent to commit rape, was
sentenced this afternoon to] ten years in
state's : prison. v The ; sentence : was de
ferred until to-day to sallow Nichols', at
torney to argue for a new trial. All ar
guments were overruled by the court as
unsufficient. ; The ? offense % for -i which
Nichols L will wear the ;: convict's ; : garb ■
was committed last February. The vic
tim was his sister-in-law,- aged fourteen!
years. The affair created 'considerable ■
excitement as Nichols was a prominent
member] of • several '= societies here and
I bore a good : reputation.:; An effort will
:be made to appeal the case to the su
preme court.
Bat May Recover From His
• ;, ..:':;y:'"y :.' Wounds. "•.'':'•>' -T
Special to the Globe. :
rX Sauk Center,' Minn., May 20.— What
came very near being a fatal " accident
occurred at the Paiigburn feed- mill, in
this city, this afternoon. : Max Trisko,
.the * engineer of ; . the mill, was V putting ;
soap on a pulley to keep it : from , slip
ping? when was \ caught » r and I drawn
into the machinery, and his right hand
passing S through y some *=' gearing, was
taken off at the wrist. He was thrown
into the \ air and '• fell, striking |on y his '
head; and; was | injured very s severely;"
He received some internal injuries, but
will recover unless they are worse than
is now anticipated. He was immediately
carried to where he could get ; the '- best
of medical treatment. , . tgxg
Will Have to ; Find Another Name
for the Winona Suicide.
Special to Globe.
Winona, Minn., May] 20.— 1t was be
lieved this morning that the body of the j
man found; hanging; to a tree south of
tbe lake; was that of Reddy Barrett, of
Minneapolis. The description was per
T ; There is plenty ot ' money in mil V i
I the city. Stir it up by ; UAILT
. . | ' worded advertisement* In _ ■ ODE? .
"■ Wmmmmm ■"■"^■"^ mmm^ m * uLvDC, .„■
: feet for Barrett; and word was wired to
Minneapolis for some one to come down
land identify the remains. This after
noon a man who knew Barrett well ex
amined the remains and declared posi
tively it was not Barrett. '-WilliamLen r ;
hart, ,'ay blacksmith, identified 5 there
mains as that of a man who came into
his '■-■ shop -i Thursday y and & said ' ;; he
would like to get some ' work.
He v talked - a while ;■", with Mr.
; Lenhart; and gave his name :, as Jake
; Bernhardt, alias Tip :■ Lewis, aHe ? had
come in from Lewiston that day, and
was looking for work in a blacksmith
shop., He had been working for Henry
Neeb, in Lewiston, ; for ! eight i or 5 nine
days; was a blacksmith by trade, came
from Baltimore, bad «, been in ? Omaha
'and traveled a good 5 deal. Mr. Lenhart
has seen the dead man and ; is "" positive
as to his identity. The | man, 7 he 't said,
had about a dollar in change with him.
Henry Neeb was sent for this afternoon,
and is expected in to-morrow morning
to identify the. body. :*.*•. The dead body
. was taken to the poor farm this ? after
noon and will be buried there to-mor
row morning after Mr. Neeb has looked
at it
Why - They ; Pay Toll on the Pon
toon Bridge.
Sioux City, 10., May 20.— John Paul
•son; a resident of this city, crossed the ;
new pontoon bridge this afternoon and
shot sat'; a dissolute ; woman : known as
"Dutch Mary." :He : missed : his : mark,
however, and _ then ; turned the weapon !
on himself, inflicting -'.'a ' fatal 1 . wound.
He was drunk and jealous ; of the
' woman;. There is nothing at the new.
town at the Nebraska end of the bridge
except saloons and bawdy • houses, and
: yet 1 5,000 people .; paid toll ;: yesterday ,
across.' :/*^MBB___HHfnSfflßß
A Fine Outlook.
Special to the Globe.
; Preston, Minn.'; May ; 20.— The ; crop
outlook in this vicinity was never bet
ter at this time of year. .-Winter wheat
;is : a very ? heavy ; stand, though ■ the
acreage is small. What spring wheat
- has '; been ' sowed % looks ; splendid; with '
; every promise of a good crop. Oats and
barley have generally taken the place
of spring wheat,' while there ; is a large '
increase in the acreage of .corn. These
crops all give promise of 1 very nearly a
; full yield, y Chinch bugs **. had . begun to
make their appearance during the pro
longed dry spell, but the plentiful rain
■ iof i the > past week, with t the I. very cool ;
weather, has driven ' every • bug ' out of
sight. , Crass ;is .unusually, good, and
; there is every; indication of ; bountiful
crops tbis season^^^j^ggßßßj
Looking After .Elevators.
Special to the Globe. ' " :^fl^_S(ffi_i
■-: Fargo, N. D., May 20— A. D.Thomp ;
son, of the Northern ! Pacific Elevator
company, accompanied by Joseph Lath
rop, of ': Chicago,"" * and 7 - D. -R. Brice, of
I New York, was ?.. in ,' the city to-day in
specting the property of the .company.
: The party has been making a tour of all
; ; the lines along which the company's ele
vators?; are situated, and it is rumored
that these gentlemen are here in the in
terest of Eastern capitalists,: who desire
control of this line of elevators. y Crops .
are reported in a flourishing v condition.
"The Ex-Convict." .:.'
Special to the Globe. .... -: ' : .'f .'• y
•>: Eau X Claire,' ~ Wis., May . 20.— Hal
Beid in his drama, "The Ex-Convict,"
stemmed the tide of popular disfavor at
the Grand to-night. • ; His ; first £ produc
tion of the play • here ;. can ; fairly ?be
termed " a success. ~ The \ rendition,- as a
' whole,' established a favorable | opinion
: of both the drama and company, in spite
of the strong prejudice against the au
thor. Part of the play has been; rewrit
ten • since i its y' previous *: presentation.
; There was. a good-sized audience and
liberal applause,
Moves the Logs.
Special to the Globe. ""."
Wausau, Wis., May ; 20.— The \ rains
of the past week have raised the X water
in the Wisconsin river several feet, and
tributaries accordingly. -J. Crews of log
drivers were sent up ; to-day ; : to; places
where work had : been . abandoned" be
cause of low water. It is s thought that
the present freshet will bring down . all
; the logs. The 1. drive ■: between ': Merrill
: and Wausau, 6,000,000 ; feet, reached the
Wausau boom last night.
Killed by the Saws.
Special to the Globe. - ,
To web, Minn;, May 20.— Jacob Ganst,
an employe at 'the Howe Lumber com
pany's mill; fell on the ; slasher saws to-"
day. and was terribly cut; up. He died
;in i about ran hour afterward. yHe was
thirty-five years -old,- and; had a family
.in the old country .y The mill rules per-'
mit no mau to ' get * over the saws, as he
.was; and he had been repeatedly told to
keep down. - - - - y :
Failed to Indict. -
Special to tbe Globe
Fobt Dodge,' Io.V May 20.— After two
weeks' investigation, the Webster
county grand : jury fails ., to ; indict the
seventeen ; river j land / settlers ' charged
with 1 conspiracy by the ; land j owners.'
The settlers are jubilant, and aver that
this is their first I legal victory, as lit is
a partial recognition : of ( their ., rights ; to \
work the land from which the evictions
have been made.
Boys Badly Burned.
. Special to tha Globe. ; .
; :, Cedab ;i' Rapids, . 10., ,May 20.— The
'Scandinavian -: Lutheran i college"! at De
corah : burned ', last night, , taking :. fire
" from the . furnace;.;- A ; couple of ; boys
. named Coleman, fourteen : and ;: seven-;
; teen a years >. of - age," were . burned sb
.' seriously," that '■■ they » will die. . .The loss
. is $12,000,' with but little insurance.
Will Shorten the Route.
; Special to the Globe. _ y,
'..;". Red Wing, May Petitions are in
circulation asking \ the ; postmaster gen-",
eral to establish ' a mail ■ route between ■
■ this city and : Hager City, Wis.; appoint
three miles distant fl from ■: here. " At
present, mail between these points must:
; go round byway of St. Paul, a distance
of about 10b miles. ; ' ' ■ " ; ; ; y :
Killed by a Train. /. :
Ashland; Wis., May ; 20.— freight
.train this ?. morning Tat^Glldderi ; struck '
and killed Fred Sauter, who was drunk.
The locomotive and two ■' cars * were de- <
railed; but ,no j one '« was hurt. Sauter
leaves a family at Menominee.;
/ Closed for the State. -
Special to the Globe. y ; !
„' Redwood "t Falls, Minn., ; May 20.—
In : the V: Lose murder : trial ?. the ; state
closed its side of the case: to-day. The
defense will f be opened *by Wellington,
of St. Paul, to-morrow morning. :
A General Denial.
Chicago, May 20.— The defendants in
1 the petition I for I, the S dismissal % of % the ;
matron of the home for j incurables and '
s certain •? officers of i the institution for
: cruelty and mismanagement I filed | their.
- answers I to-day. All % the £ charges \ are ;
' denied categorically, and | counter-affi
davits in answer to those taken by the
complainants are • made by the matron,
by attendants and by some of the in
-1 mates. These also - deny . the ; truth ;of ■■
the charges.'fßßHßnS^^^^^^^^^
NO. 141.
An Amateur Auctioneer of St.
Paul Falls Heir to a ;
Fifty Thousand Dollars Pcs
Annum and as Many Broad
He Has Retained English Law
yers to Head Off Chancery
Such a Snap as This Is Wei)
Worth Making a Fight
'} John y Wilkin Lowry, or "Jack*
Lowry, as he is more familiarly known 1
in this city, has during the past three
; : days blown in something like ; $200 for
cablegrams, and:- is f still keeping the
": wires hot. ;- The cause ]of Mr. Lowry's
recently ; developed penchant for cab
ling is to be found in the difference be
tween £10,000 per annum and the finest
estates in Cumberland and $50 per month
as an auctioneer in a small way. in St.'
Paul. The comparison ; first suggested
itself *to Lowry y when lon reading a
' soiled and battered copy of the Carlisle,
England, Patriot, he glanced at
the: advertisements for next of kin
and : -"- saw '. "_" the -.; name of . John
. Wilkin Lowry, their to . all the broad
acres of the Lowry. "_ "Away went Wil
kin, and away . went Wilkin's hat and
wig,", for he does wear a win, the result
of a recent attack of fever. The tail cud
of the advertisement was a thunderbolt
in the shape of I an - announcement | that
: i the Lowry estates would ; pass I into the
. court of chancery unless claimed prior
to May 21. A message to "Stay pro
ceedings at once; I am ; alive, 1 and don't
you ; forget :-. it," addressed to Messrs.
Dobinson & Watson, attorneys of
: Carlisle, ' and; signed John Wilkin
; Lowry, % was : sent - . over the wires,
; and doubtless surprised the '■ firm of at
-1 torneys, as John -Wilkin Lowry's let
! ters to friends on ' the : other side have
; ; been few and far between, Mr. Lowry.
has the gent o logical tree of the Lowry
family : '>3!l"S_4_ , 'j'Sß__3____Bn
and there seems to be no room for doubt
that he is heir to, the estates mentioned
; and is destined to essay in the near fut
ure, the role of .• country y gentleman as
well as to succeed to the rent roll of the
Lowrys; both of : which tasks he is cmi
: nently well qualified to perform.
; : Jack Lowry was about as well known
. ;in London as he is in this city, but, be
it said, in a somewhat different ; line of
. business. -y The gang at ' the i Throgmor
ton street exchange will remember the
- : plunge he ■-, made : to the tune of £8,000.'
. He lost ■ it ; all. except about £100. with
which he bought a ticket for ' St." Johns,
N."B.'; strayed from there to Harvey,' a
small town in ".; the :". vicinity, and, with
out ' saying : . a word ■to A any one," com
. menced chopping cordwood at $1.25 per
,: . cord. • That sort of amusement, bow-
I ever, went somewhat against the | grain '
■ with a man used to more 'exciting occu-
p ations, and - Lowry eventually came'
| West to St.' Paul, arriving in the .; Saint
ly City two years ago. Shortly .'; ' afte
rwards be ■"■ entered '• the era ploy of San
some & Co. as auctioneer and salesman,
' and is still iv the employ of the firm,
. pending the : arrival . of ; further partic-
I ulars ; from '. England concerning his
■ streak lot good fortune.
; 'j' A ■ Globe 'reporter .-. yesterday inter
: viewed Mr. Lowry-; as to his intentions
: for the ; future. He ; said : "It is true
' that i received notice that the estates o
. the Lowry family were about to be
'i "When last I heard of : the : estates
there were three -persons; all com
paratively young and healthy, between
; me and them. These 'were Mary Anne.
; Lowry, a distant '•: relative of mine who
. was at that time ; in : possession,- and a'
; niece, whose name I ; forget, who was'
her nearest relative and lived with her. '
: ; Mary Anne Lowry died in 1872, and the
.' niece who succeeded her ; stepped up
and held sway at the ancestral mansion..
Of course my father was ahead of me in
the line, and i was heir in the ; event of
; the : death : of my Yy much-removed
, cousin. *£*.; She S; didn't -2 apnear at "- all
' -inclined to die, however. - A.few years
' -ago my father, John Lowry, of . the pro
! bate division of ' the high court of .-jus-.
' tice, fell ill and died, which, of course,"
; left me next of kin. 1 - Now Cousin Jane
has winged her flight .to the great un
known, and 1 fail to see .why my claim
' is not a valid one.;. I have cable Dobin
son & Watson, attorneys of ■ Carlisle, to
bring pressure to bear on Chief Justice
Chitty in order that the estates may be
r kept out of , chancery until . my claims
' are investigated. , Of course I expect to
have trouble in establishing my claim,
but think I shall be successful. 1 have
not kept up a . regular, correspondence,
and "-• my . whereabouts '. was unknown
until recently except by a few people
in "mKHPTF 1 TWt^ '''T'm'-*' "TII ln_il|ftirt|j
The Lowry estates are perhaps as ex
tensive as any to be found in the county
of Cumberland.. The Lowry moors have
for centuries been the
the shooting on these east moors being
the finest in the country, and . these are
crowded in the shooting ..season, when
; the true sportsman | flings broadcloth to
; the winds and dons the fore and aft cap
i and I'abreviated; breeches of •• Britain.
The Lowrys have been; since the early
history of,: the' family,;' enthusiasts in
sheep breeding, and many thousands of
descendants of : the long-haired herd
first ._." introduced -to ; the --•' Lowry
downs are still to be seen there
on. The ; old hall . was built
in , the earlier .; half . of ": the ' eighteenth
century. Thickly matted' ivy hides the
grey stone walls, : and - is carefully
clipped from the latticed windows. For
the interior, take ■ a description of any
English country house of ; ancient date.
The crowds ■ of .visitors,*' however; who
come from the cities: with the approach
of each succeeding summer to revel in
the beauties': of. the Lowry downs, .and
shoot '* over { the "y; Lowry; turnips and
through*^ the f copse," will take care that
the future occupant ■ of. the i quaint' old
hall does not suffer from ennui, or lack
of friendly calls, and from the testimony
of ■. the "*.- many " friends ;■' ot . the .": lucky
"Jack," who have* known; him in this,
city, he will know, how to entertain his:
friends in a manner befitting one of the
Lowrys of Lowry hall."
:.y Postponed Indefinitely.
; Pittsburg, A Pa.,; May ; 20.— Re
formed Presbyterian general synod at
Tarentum to-day discussed; with ; con
siderable warmth, a proposal to use un
fermented wine, in f. the i sacrament; and .
finally ; postponed ". the l* question \ iudefi
-'. Shot His Mistress.
- T Sax Francisco, May 20.— Donald
McDonald, ; sergeant *; in ? » the * United
States army, stationed "at Presidio, this
morning shot and killed Ethel Ander
son, a young woman with whom hewa<
r living, and then | shot himself; dying in
-5 stantly. .The cause was jealousy.

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