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VOL.. XL. VII. "NO, 245.
BOCK ISt,AJST, ILiIj., FRIDAY, AUGUST 4, 1899.
PBICE THREE CENTS
COIIEY ISLAND BOOZE
And the Prattle of a Little Girl
Result in a Perilous
OFT THE GEE AT BEOOKLYH BRIDGE
With Severn. Somersaults Kb Boat
Huier Com to the Dark Waters Be
neath, Just Missing Ferryboat Child
Wanted to See the Jump, She Teld Her
Father, and Ilanser Determined That
fche Shonld Be O ratified.
New York, Aug. 4. Henna Hauser,
treasurer of the Herald Square theatre
in this city, jumped from the middle
span of the Brooklyn bridge at 5
o'clock yesterday afternoon. He was
rescued from the water and will recov
er. Hauser was a passenger on an
electric car bound from Brooklyn to
New York. He sat calmly reading a
newspaper until about the middle of
the bridge was reached, when he
jumped off the car. Throwing off his
coat Hauser climbed upon the outer
railing to leap. The bridge policemen.
passengers on the cars, and the car
men themselves made a rush for the
man. He regarded their approach cool
ly, hesitated a moment, and then
leaped clear of the structure.
Just Missed a Ferry Boat.
He struck the water just astern of a
ferry boat. A passenger sprang over
board and seized Hauser when he re
appeared to the surface. He was lifted
ti board, taken to shore and sent to the
hospital. Hauser is about 30 years old
and Is very well known In the theatrical
fraternity. He started as an usher at
Hooley's theatre In Chicago. Then he
brc&me assistant treasurer and later
treasurer. He was connected with
Hooley's theatre for ten years. He
came to New York in 1896.
Prattle of a Little Girl.
A story which Mauser confirmed last
night in to the effect that a little girl
on her way back from Coney Island on
a Third avenue cnr commenced to In
terrogate her father concerning the big
bridge just about the time they reached
the Brooklyn end. This child, per
haps 7 or 8 years of age, finally in
quired whether any one had ever
jumped from the bridge. The parent
replied in the affirmative, and at
tempted to Induce his daughter to keep
still. Seated just back of the man and
the little girl was Hauser.
WANTED TO SEE SOME ONE JfMP.
And to Please tier Uanser Tried the Peril
ous Dive Himself.
Suddenly the child began again with
the remark: "Say, rpa, I would like
to see somebody Jump off."
"Well, I am afraid you won't get
your wish today." replied her father.
"Won't she?" came a voice in reply.
"I'll Jump for the little girl."
This much is certain, that Hauser
did spring up from his seat and dropped
from the car Into the roadway with an
agility that surprised the spectators.
So sudden was his movement that the
conductor had no time to stop the car.
and 100 feet had been traversed before
the motorman finally succeeded in
bringing things to a pause. By this
time Hauser was high up on the rail
ready for his plunge. Pausing for a
single instant he waved his hand to
ward the people on the car. then sprang
into the air and went down like a shot,
turning over and over as he fell.
He struck the water with a splash
which wan heard both on the bridge
and on the shore. Then followed the
usual scenes incident to an event of
this kind. The passengers deserted the
cars nnd attempted to see what was
going on from over the rail. In a few
minutes the entire traffic on the bridge
was suspended. There was the usual
quota of excited men and hysterical
women. and for half an hour bridge po
licemen and trolley car employes had
their hands full in trying to straighten
out the tangle.
When asked why he made the Jump
he said it was because he was a drunk
en fool. He insisted that he had had
no trouble of any sort, either in his
family or financially. Finally he jok
ingly remarked: "That's what Coney
Island booze does for a fellow."
Boosevelt Talks of Polities.
Ocean Grove. N. J.. Aug. 4. Gover
nor Theodore Roosevelt, of New York,
was the guest of honor at the Ocean
Grove summer school last night, when
he delivered an address upon '.'Practical
Politics and Decent Politics" before an
audience of 10.000 people. Crowds met
Governor Roosevelt at the New Jersey
station on his journey from New York,
cheering him heartily. At Ocean Grove
he was met by a great crowd, and 100
bicyclists escorted him to his stopping
place. In front of the house a company
of boys dressed as Rough Riders
t saluted LT to his great delight. The
audience was so extraordinarily en
thusiastic that Governor Roosevelt was
obliged to beg the people to moderate
Kept a Secret Nine Years.
Warren. Ills., Aug. 4. Miss Eva
Jeane Stanton, of this place, and Albert
E. Carlton, a business man of Colorado
Springs. Colo, son of Horace. M. Carl
ton, of the same city, but formerly of
Warren, were married in Colorado
Dec. 4. 1890. but the fact remained a
secret until Wednesday. Since their
marriage the bride has resided here
and the groom In Colorado.
Rot Time la the Old Tow a.
St. Louis. Aug. 4. According to the
weather bureau St. Louis was the hot
test city in the United States yester
day. The maximum temperature was
reached at 4 o'clock in the afternoon,
when the thermometer at the weather
bureau office on top of the custom
house registered 99 degrees.
Ssoesa for Kstorhaxy.
London. Aug. 4. Comte Ferdinand
Walsln Esterhaxy is residing in Lon
don under the assumed name of BoU-K-mqnL
He has Jgeri served with a.
SUDpoeua tu appear as a Witness i
COSCESSIpy BY CANADA."
Gives I s Some Territory That We alight
Own Half ofMtGt Kllaa.
Ottawa, Ont., Aug. 4. It has de
veloped in connection with the Alaska
boundary matter that Canada not long
ago made a territorial concession of
some importance to the United States.
In 1893 commissioners were appointed
to gather data for the delimitation of
the boundary. These commissioners
General Duffleld for the United States,
and Mr. King, Dominion astronomer,
for Canada wereempowered toengage
surveyors who were to locate in par
ticular the 141st meridian, which is the
boundary mentioned in the old treaty
as dividing Canada from Alaska up to
a certain point.
When the observations had been
taken it was discovered that the 141st
meridian struck the coast over the
western shoulder of Mount St. Elias.
The United States authorities sug
gested that it would be more con
venient to take the apex of Mount St.
Elias as the starting point of the
boundary line, thus moving it 2.41
statute miles farther east. It was
agreed that the new boundary line thus
run should meet the true meridian
23 1-3 statute miles north from Mount
The United States by this arrange
ment secured twenty-eight square
miles of territory. Canada readily con
sented to make this gift, as the United
States desired to share equally with
Canada in having the highest moun
tain of North America within her ter
ritory. This fact is recalled as proof
that Canada does not always adhere
to the Chamberlain motto of "What we
have we'll hold" even in diplomatic
dealings with the United States.
Christian Union Convention.
Pittsburg, Aug. 4 Departmental
conferences occupied the attention of
the delegates to the Young People's
Christian Union convention daring
this forenoon. Five of the conferences
relating to the wcrk of as many de
partments were held in various
Tanner Leaves Seattle for Yellowstone.
Seattle. Wash., Aug. 4 Gov. Tan
ner, of Illinois, left here for a week's
sojourn in Yellowstone park.
A Visit From Brother Abner.
Plattsburg, Aug. 4. McKinley's
brother, Abner, arrived for a sboit
Beat His Wife with a Club.
Chippewa Falls.. Aug. 4. The po
lice are after Philip Martell, who while
in a drunken rage assaulted his wife
with a club, inflicting what are be
lieved to be fatal injuries. Neighbors
rushed to interfere, but Martell heid
them at bay by threatening to shoot
the first one who attempted to stop
him. The woman's body was fearfully
bruised and her clothing torn into
shreds. Martell fled. The wife was
carried home unconscious and there is
little hope for her recovery.
Scores on the Diamond,
Chicago, Aug. 4. Following are yes
terday's League ball scores: At Pitts
burg Baltimore 5, Pittsburg 4; at
Philadelphia Cleveland 1. Philadel
phia 6; (second game) Cleveland 0,
Philadelphia 4; at Chicago St. Louis
0, Chicago 1.
Western league: At Milwaukee
St. Paul 3. Milwaukee 4; at Kansas City
Minneapolis 15. Kansas City 6.
Light Trade Made II lm Bankrupt.
Richland Center. Wis., Aug. 4.
Henry T. Bailey, one of the oldest dry
goods merchants in this city and coun
ty, on account of light trade and slow
collections has been adjudged a bank
rupt. The assets are given as $100,000
and the liabilities gtiO.OOO.
Nominated to Succeed island.
Fulton, Mo., Aug. 4. The Eighth
district Democratic convention last
evening nominated Judge Dorsey W.
Shackleford, of Booneville. for con
gress to fill the vacancy caused by the
death of Richard P. Bland. Four hun
dred and eighty-six ballots were taken.
Smiling John" Kelly la Dead.
New York. Aug. 4. John Kelly, the
Tammany leader and sporting man,
better known as "Smiling John" Kelly,
died yesterday, aged 55. He is said to
have been Richard Croker's closest
Fatal Clondbnrst In Colorado.
Denver, Aug. 4. News has Just been
received here of a cloudburst in the
canon near Morrison, Colo,, by which
several lives were lost. No details.
Wales Dines with Anna Gonld.
Cowes. Aug. 4. Comte and Comtesse
e Castellane entertained the Prince of
Wales at dinner last evening on board
their steel yacht Valhalla.
A slight accident to the Shamrock's
bowsprit delayed her departure for this
country a few hours, but she is ea
It is reported that Senator Jones
will resign the chairmanship of the
Democratic national committee owing
to ill health.
The tailors at New York have won
their strike, practically all of the con
tractors having signed the agreements
for the coming season.
F. L. Browning is supposed to have
committed suicide by jumping over
loard from the steamer Virginia, on
the way to Milwaukee from Chicago.
In Some nartit nf Itslv ttlatwlinv la
till considered a sovereign cure for
au Kinds or sickness. A story is told
Of a mother who nmtMtnl inlnct IhA '
bleeding or her sick child. The doctor !
assured her that one more application
of the cups wouM Insure recovery, but
wnen lie came the next morning he ,
found the t-hi 1.1 iImiI "f rf
the doctor, "be comforted bv knowine '
that your chikl died cured.
FIGHT AGAINST FEVER.
Too Earl Yet to Make Predic
tions as to the Outbreak
ECOUEGE CAH BE STAMPED OUT,
Says Dr. Wyman, Who Is Maaag-tna; the
Struggle Washington Origin of the
Epidemic Stated Secretary Boot in
Harness No Further Cases or Deaths at
the Home Details of the German Ex
clusion of Onr Meats. .
Washington, Aug. 4. Regarding the
probable duration of the present epi
demic of yellow fever at the Soldiers
Home and Phoebus, in Virginia, Dr.
Wyman said yesterday: "It is too early
yet to make predictions as to the sup
pression of the outbreak, only four
days having elapsed since the discov
ery of the fever. The fact that Thomas,
the original suspect, has gone north
takes considerable weight off our
minds, as he is now in a latitude
where there is no chance of yellow
fever doing any great damage. Our
past experience in the south has shown,
however, that yellow fever can be sup
pressed and confined to the original
focus of infection when the precautions
are taken early enough in the out
break. This was shown at Brunswick,
Ga., in 1891. It was also true in the
outbreaks at Mcllenry. Miss., and
How the Fever Came to the Home.
The true story of the way the fever
got into the Home is as follows: The
man who brought it there was William
Thomas. He arrived at the Home on
a transport from Santiago, where he
had been visiting between July 2 and
5 last. He was admitted to the home
as a veteran, and shortly after de
veloped chills and fever. In the light
of subsequent events the experts be
lieve there is little doubt he was af
fected with a mild case of yellow fever,
although it was not diagnosed as such
at the time. When well enough to
travel he left the homeand his baggage
was sent to Phoebus. The man himself
went to Columbus City, Wash., where
he now Is.
Secretary Root Tackles the Terror.
Secretary Root, of the war office,
spent his first day as secretary in deal
ing with the yellow fever problem,
seeking information and endeavoring
to promote harmony. His action in
supporting the choice by General Mer
rit, of Battery Point, Del., as the prop
er place for the artillery troops from
Fort Monroe is taken as indicative of
his Intention to support the oIHccrs to
whom he intrusts particular work. The
surgeon general favored sending these
troops farther north. His intention to
support General Wood by keeping the
troops at Santiago during the yellow
fever season, notwithstanding the rec
ommendations of General Miles to the
contrary, is interpreted by some to
mean that the commanding general
will not be much in evidence.
Situation Continues Favorable.
The yellow fever situation at Hamp
ton continues favorable and encourag
ing in the opinion of the officials of
the Marine hospital service. Accord
ing to official reports there has been
no spread of the contagion slnco
Wednesday nor has any of the cases
now under treatment proven fatal since
that time. It is hoped to confine the
disease to the Soldiers' Home and
Phoebus. Last night Dr. Wyman re
ceived the following telegram from Dr.
Vikery. stationed at the Soldiers"
Home: "Situation favorable and en
couraging, no new cases and no
FIGIIT AGAINST OI K MEATS.
Latest German Scheme te Protect Her Live
Washington. Aug. 4. Official letters
received here from the representatives
of the United States in Germany bring
many details concerning the recent ac
tion in that country looking to the ex
clusion of beef slaughtered in Belgium
from the German markets and leave
little room for doubt that this is done
for the purpose of preventing the in
direct introduction of an American
product. The letters state that proc
lamations have ben Issued by the au
thorities of the Prussian provinces of
Aarchen, Dusseldorf, Osnabruck, Lune
burg. Schleswig, Danzig and Gumbinnen
and also in the grand duchies of Olden
burg and Mecklenburg and by the min
istry of Alsace-Lorraine against the
admission of beef slaughtered in Bel
gium. These sub-divisions of territory cov
er the entire Belgian frontier of Ger
many andTender it impracticable to
introduce any Belgian beef into the em
pire. While the central government of
Germany takes no official action in the
premises it is pointed out here that the
course of the subordinate governments
is inspired from Berlin .and some of
the proclamations set forth that the
action is taken at the instance of the
imperial, chancellor. Others proclaim
that the reason for the step is the fear
of introducing Texas fever through the
American beef cattle slaughtered in
Belgium. The exclusion orders went
Into effect on the 15th of July.
New Bemedy for Tuberculosis.
Washington, Aug. 4. A new remedy
for tuberculosis developed in France
has been reported to the state depart- J
ment Dy cnuea oiaies commercial
Agent At wood at Roubaix. It is a treat
ment called to the attention of the
Academy of Medicine by Dr. Mendel,
and consists in the daily injection into
the bronchial tubes of essence cf
eucalyptus, thyme and cinnamon held
in solution in olive oil. The oil in de
scending slowly cornea, into contact
with the walls of the tube and upper
lungs. The gas set free saturates the
air in the lungs and acts on the mucous
Illinois Thtrd Ktsaa) Trembles.
Springfield. Ills., Aug. 4. Colonel
Fisher commander of the Third reri-
ment, weuneauay was tiere and-naa a
conference with Adjutant Reece rela
tive to the affairs of the regiment. No
company has yet been designated to
take the place of company B, of JolffcJ.
which has been mustered out of the
service. There, are about thirty com
panies, applying for admission.
nnre'is legal opinions
Bendered by the Attorney General on Sev
. eral Taxation Questions.
Springfield. Ills., Aug. 4. Attorney
General Akin has rendered several im
portant opinions. The attorney gen
eral holds that real estate belonging
to national banks in Illinois is taxable
by the state. Under paragraph 5,219
of the national banking act this law
prohibits states from -taxing the prop
erty of national banks, provided that
nothing in the law shall be construed
as prohibiting the taxation of real es
tate of such banks.
The attorney general also holds that
bonds issued by municipalities of the
state are liable for taxation in the
hands of the owners who reside in this
He holds in regard to real estate in
process of conveyance that the vender
cannot be taxed upon the land and also
upon the purchase price of the prop
erty. A stockholder of a building associa
tion who has borrowed" money is tax
able upon his stock without deduction
for the money borrowed, is the law
according to the attorney general, and
he also holds that it takes a majority
of the aldermen or trustees elected of
a city or village to pass an ordinance.
LADY CHURCHILL VT0 MARRY.
But Uer Husband WUt 2Vot Be William
Cowes, Aug. 4. The sensation of the
day here yesterday was the- announce
ment of the engagement of Lady Ran
dolph Churchill to Lieutenant G. F. M.
Cornwallis-West, son of the famous
LADY RANDOLPH CHURCHILL,
beauty. Lady Cornwallis-West. It Is
said that the marriage will occur in
October next. Lieutenant Cornwallis
West is tall and good-looking, and
very closely resembles his sister.
Princess Henry of Plero.'
Farmer Deliberately Blows Off His Head
Cumberland. Wis., Aug. 4. Christ
Wold, a farmer near Poskin Lake, this
county.' committed suicide yesterday
by deliberately blowing off his head
with dynamite. He placed a quantity
of dynamite in a hole in the ground,
laid his head over it, and touched off
the fuse, exclaiming "Here I go and the
Lord go, with me." His head and one
arm was completely torn away. Wold
was 30 years old and leaves a wife and
family, who are unable to assign a
cause for the deed.
Hansen's l.OOO-.Mile Ride.
Minneapolis, Aug. 4. The world's
bicycle record for 1,000 miles, held by
T. A. Edge, of London, England, and
made over an ordinary; turnpike road,
has been broken by A. A. Hansen, who
has just succeeded in covering the dis
tance in 92 hours 44 minutes. The time
made by Edge was 105 hours 19 min
utes. It may be questioned whether
Hansen will be accorded in all quar
ters the world's record, as he rode
over a boulevard while Edge made his
ride over an ordinary i road.
Flint Glass Workers' Scale.
Pittsburg, Aug. 4. At the joint wage
conference of the American Flint Glass
Workers' union and manufacturers
yesterday the paste mold scale was set
tled upon the basis of last year's wages,
and a reduction of a half hour a day
in the working hours. A sub-committee
is working on the machine-made
chimney scale, which promised tomake
trouble, and a compromise is expected.
Illinois Without a Head for a Day.
Springfield, Ills., Aug. 4. Neither
governor, lieutenant governor, presi
dent pro tern, of the senate nor speak
er of the house was in the state yester
day. Lieutenant Governor Northcott,
who has been acting governor, was in
Freight Business at the -So."
Sault Ste. Marie. Mich.. Aug. 4. July
freight traffic through the Soo canal
exceeded 4,000,000 tons, smashing all
previous records, and surprising every
one by its magnitude. '
Toledo has contracted for a city gas
plant to cost $250,000.
A smallpox epidemic has broken out
in Claiburne county. Teen.
The czar has let it be known that the
result of the peace conference is highly
satisfactory to him.
The Illinois state commission of
claims wHl meet in annual session next
Tuesday morning in Springfield.
Representative Levering, of Mass.
chusetts. was robbed of $13,000 by
pickpockets at Ostend, Belgium.
Nels Madsen. 12 years old, of Chi
cago, was killed by the explosion of a
bottle of root beer he was opening.
Two men claiming to be Mormon
preachers were mobbed and ordered to
leave by Kentuckians near Pineville,
Mrs. Maggie Walton and Mrs. Ida
Ontsis, sisters, were drowned in the
Savannah river at Augusta, Ga., while '
i tie Pennsylvania regiment just ar
rived at San Francisco from Manila
disembarked yesterday and marched to
the Presidio camp through a Ions Lisa
of cheering- citizens. -
Just think of It: Your choice of any spring and summer suit In
oar store for
$10. Ten Dollars. $10.
. Do you realize what this means? If you do, you'll not be long In tak
ing advantage of It, if you don't, come In and we'll show you. Suits
that we sold all this season, op to $22,50, we will sell you
Ten Dollars $f)
We never carry goods over. Fall goods are arriving and we need the
room, are our reasons for selling the best In the house for ten dollars.
If you have any reason for buying, come early and get the big plums,
NO CREDIT OH THESE SUITS. NOTHING BUT CASH.
REVOLUTION IN DOMINICA.
Armed Insurrection Follows the Assassi
nation of Heureaux.
Cape Haytien, Hayti, Aug. 4. It has
just become known that an armed in
surrection has broken out at La Vega,
San Domingo, a town seventy-eighf
miles northwest of St. Domingo, in fa
vor of Jiminez, who aspires to the pres
idency in succession to the late Pres
Later advices from the Dominican
republic indicate that the revolution is
growing in strength. At Santiago de
la Cruz 500 well-armed men have risen
under the command of General Pach
eco, and General P. Reyes, who is very
influential in those districts, has joined
the insuregnts with several other gen
erals, each commanding fairly impor
A Pet Whale.
On a small Island in the middle of
the South PacIQc lives a planter, tho
only white man on the island which
is full of brown skinned folk who
cuts and dries the meat of the cocanut,
which he sells to trading vessels.
When any stranger stops at his Is
land he will give him of the best that
the island affords; he will get up great
concerts and dances of the islanders;
above all. bo will take him out to see
his pet, which is perhaps the largest
and oddest animal that was ever pet
ted by any man.
This pet Is a sperm whale, nearly 70
ft?et long. He came through the nar
row entrance into the little harbor,
which Is walled in by a coral reef,
when quite small, and remained until
he had grown so large that he could
not get out If he wanted to.
The great creature comes up to be
fed when the planter blows a horn, and
after his meal of a barrel of chopped
meat or fish performs some ponderous
and amusing tricks, apparently know
ing what is expected of him. Stray
Hla Doable Demise. .-
"WulL wulir ejaculated McLobber
ty, in the midst of his perusal of a
newspaper which he had carelessly
picked up. "Bedad, poor Duffy is dead
again! An ut sanies to hov happened
In dbe same way as ut did prayvously
he has been blown up by a prematoor
Mast. Oi shud hov fought thot wance
wild hov been enough to satisfy him,
but thin be always was wan av thim
fcilers . thot niver know dbeir own
"Phwot are yez tarkinabout?" asked
Mrs. McLubbertv in some surprise.
"Duffy dead again? Is ut crazy ye
"Sol Oi do be r'ading ot rolght here
In dbe papy, an"
"Lave me look at thot dockymlnt!
Whoy, yez blunderhead, dhis is a 2-year-owld
papy thot Oi laid out to
spread on dhe shilf V
"Is thot so? WnIL ut relaves me
molnd. Oi was sorry to t'ink av such
bad lack bappenin to poor Duffy."
A word to the wise is sufficient.'
Wise people keep their blood pure
with Hood s barsapanlla ana make
sore of health. .
Them for $10
Homes for Sale.
9-rrknm hnnsA. modern, on Nineteenth
9 - room house, modern, on seventeenth
10- room bouse, modern, on Third avenue 3 StO
8-room bouse on Twelfth street 2.700
7-room home on Twelfth street l.nou
T-room house on Seventh avenue S.HO0
9-room house on Kitfbteenib street 3.500
Modern house on Seventh avenue S3.ft00
Three 5 room bouses on Forty llrst street 4.400
7-room house on Korty-flrst street I.KOO
Modern house on Pony-third street. 7,500
7-room house on Twenty-second street,
nearly new 3,500
9-room house, brick, on First avenue 3,600
6-room house on Twenly-tlrst street, fur
nace, modern 3 S00
6- roum house on Seventeenth street, new 3,000
7- room house on Forty-Ural street, two
7-room house and 14 lots on Ninth street.. 2.HM)
7-room house on Thirteenth avenue 2.(100
7-room house on Thirteenth avenue 2i0
4- room bouse on Ninth avenue H00
5- room house on Ninth street WOO
Two 6-room bouses on Ninth street, eacn . l.uuu
2 story business block on Second avenue,
lot running to First avenue 7,000
40 acres near vilan, cheap.
Two good business lots on Third avenue
Several fine lots in Black Hawk, Sturgeon.
Schnell and South Park additions on reasona
Manv fine hofen In Columbia and Sonth
Park, Gjyer s addition and Moline, for sale
cheap and on easy terms.
Real estate, tire and life Insurance.
Much of the property that we have ean be
boupbt on monthly Installments at a low rate
of interest. Kansas. Nebraska and South Da
kota improved farms for sale cheap. Small
farms initock county for sale or trade.
Call or write,
HULL & CO.,
Mitchell & Lynde Building, Room 21.
Tbe only Cement that is not effected
by heat or moisture.
Otto Grotjan. 1501 Second Ave.
A. J. Riess, 2229 Fourth Ave.
J. M. Keim, 7th Ave. and S8th St
Otto Kudert, 5th Ave. and Elm St
All kinds of repairing, and
plumbing, gas and steam
fitting done quickly and in a
thorough manner. Supplies
furnished and every order
given prompt attention.
1805 First Avenue,
Subscribe for Thz Asorjs,
The greatest and the
test line in the three
cities. Snaps for those
who buy now.
Wonderful line of
combination cases and
We are money sav
ers, that is the idea.
Davenport Furniture and
824 325, 3?8 Brady St., Davenport