The Sioux County journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1888-1899, June 28, 1894, Image 2

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    The Sioux County Journal
L J. SIMMONS, Proprietor.
N EL! it ASK A.
Brnr1ett will twve a lodge of Mace '
bew ia a few days. j
J. L. Greenlee 's name appears ts eii- ;
tor of the Blair Courier. j
The Gazet'e is the name of Genev i's
new populist i aper, and J. J. Burke is
its editor.
The old settlors of Dakota county
will hoid their annual reunion this year
oa August 30.
The city lathers of Schuyler are
thinking seriously of voting themselves
an increase of compensation. ;
Seven prisoners escaped from the
Norfolk jail while the circus parade at
tract ed the attention of the jailor.
Schuyler hag an an organized base
ball nine that pirs up a pood gme.
They are ready to meet all comers.
In a slugging match at Tekaraah. ;
Pokeberry rules, K. C. Lewis knocked
Editor Woodrutf out in the first round.
Lewis Short and wife of Ainsworth j
have four girls, the oldest only eighteen
months. It was twins on both occa
sions. Th9 saloons of South Sioux City run
wide open open nights and Sundays in j
defiance of law and correct mortal
Columbus fishermen the other day
brought in an eel from the Loup that
was two feet long and weighed five j
The Salvation array people are lay
ing plans to "fortify" Nebraska City
if barracks can be secured at reason
able terms.
It is rumored that a move is on foot
tooreanize a stock company at Ponca
the object of which will be to build a
steam grist mill.
The West Point school board has de
cided by a vote of 4 to 2 to reduce the
salaries of all the teachers, except the
principals, $5 per month.
Work will commence on Fremont's
power canal by a force of well diggers,
who will ascertain the character of the
soil along t -e proposed line.
The Fremont postoflice makes a goo I
showing; of business for the past year,
notwithstanding the dull times. It
shows a decrease of only S'.iOO
The egg department in the cold stor
age plant at Norfolk became so crowded I
tht it was necessary to ship a carload
of eggg to Milwaukee for storage.
The creamery at Fremont is no w
making 1,200 pounds of butter per day f 1
being an increase over the output of
the corresponding month for last year
of 5,000 pounds.
The ministerial profession of Red
Willow county will petition the coming
legislature to pass a law fixing the fee
for performing the solemn ceremony
that unites two hearts.
William Spies, son of a farmer living
Abbott, was found dead in the loft near
of the barn with a rope twisted about his
neck. From the condition of things it
ia thought the death was accidental,
Majar Reimer, a Sarpy county farm
er, put his team in the barn and went
to dinner, leaving the harness on the
horses. On returning he found that a
thief had stolen the harness, and a dili
gent search availed nothing.
The Cozadians are becoming aroused
on the subject of irrigation and have
appointed committees to solicit money
for the employment of an engineer to
file water rights and take such other
steps as may be deemed necessary.
The Platte river, which is generally
a sand bar at this season of the year, is
filled with water to the banks. It is
something unusual and is accounted
for by the recent severe storms in the
mountain district. Usually corn could
be cultivated in the channel during the
month of June.
A tramp called at the residence of C.
L. Morrow of Hastings and finding no
one at home but the lady of the house
demanded a breakfast in a very brutal
manner. Mrs. Morrow pulled a six
shooter and invited the tramp to be
gone in the fraction of a second or take
the consequences. He flew.
P. Houseman, a resident of Tilden,
aged seventy years, is missing. He has
lived In Madison county for twenty
five years and accumulated consider
able property. Of lute he has been
leading a fast life for one old enongh
to know better, and his friends think
be will come home when his money is
Tom McDermott of Fremont brought
to town recently two magnificent speci
mens of pelicans shot by him on the
X ucnt ma flow jii onuiiuvrB
county, I e shot three more but they
couldn't be got out of the river. One
of the birds measured six feet five
inch from tip to tip of wings and
five feet six inches from tip of tail to
end of the beak.
Tho Chautauqua session at Long
Pine begins Jane 29 and closes on the
10th of July. An that is the hottest
tint of all the glad year, and Long Pine
the coolest place npon the sad earth,
people who dread tho excessive heat
will oot b slow to avail themselves of
Ultl opportunity of enjoying freedom
frost hoot and an Intellectual feast all
omelet1 shs some tont.
i fas TOO. kOTS
r rt r- "s tela, so artist
Oaliforaii Bepnblio&as Hare so Diffi
culty in Miking a Choice for
Chief Executive-
strong free silver platform.
Thrj llrmand the KtelBaioa ufall roielga
Laborer aud favor Mttmaa
Sun met?.
Sacramento, Cal June 22. Morris
M. Estee, of Napa, was nominated for
Governor by the state Republican con
vention. None of the other candidates
made a strong showing, though there
was some opposition. A test vote came
cm an amendment to the report of the
committee on order of business offered
by the anti-Estee men. The amend
ment provided that the nominations
for Justices of the Supreme bench
should be made before that of Gov
ernor. The Estee men opposed this
and defeated the amendment by a vote
of 47s to 347. This Showed Estee's
strength, and the back of the opposi
tion to him was broken. The conven
tion proceeded according to programme
and the platform was adopted without
It indorses the Republican national
platform of IH'Ji and the McKinley
tariff, denounces the repeal of the
Federal election law and the adminis
tration's Hawaiian policy, conderaus
the Wilson bill as a sectional measure
and a corrupt surrender to trusts. The
silver plank is as follows;
We iavor the free and unlimited
coinage of silver at a ratio of 16 to 1
and the making of silver as well as
gold a legal tender for the payment of
all debts, both public and private. Mid
we pledge our Congressional nominees,
to support the principles contained in
this resolution.
Other resolutions demand the enact
ment and enforcement of i-ucblawsa
will absolutely and effectually prohibit
the immigration of a'l foreign laborers,
both skilled and unskilled, Into this
country; favor government aid for the
Nicaragua Canal, favor a competing
transcontinental railroad to San Fran
cisco and the completing of lines'
throughout the State; demand the en
forcement of the Chinese exclusion act
and denounce Presideut Cleveland for
attempting to abrogate the same, and
favor the extension of the suffrage so
as to include women.
II Sm. 11 tit KuTxlty.
PiTTSBrno, Pa., June 22. A sensa
tional marriage that is causing consi
siderable talk here is that of Henri
Deckert de la Meillaie, a French pro
fessor of languages, and Miss Blanche
Augusta House, an heiress. The cere
mony was performed in the rectory of
Caivary Episcopal church Wednesoay
night. The bride's family refused to
attend or to have anything to do with
it. The bride was the daughter of the
late Edward House, w ho died a few
months ago. He was presideut of the
Freehold Bank, and left bis daughter
1200.000. She had been a student at
the Frenchman's school, and fell in love
with her teacher. Around the latter
clung the flavor of royalty. '1 Linking
he was a bogus nobleman the bride's
parents refused to have anything to do
with him, and tried to make her give
him up. She refused after he had as
sured her he was of royal birth. He
claims to have been a lieutenant in the
French army, and was compelled to
leave France to avoid disgrace over his
failure to pay 6,030 lost at the
gaming tables. The bride is a niece of
United States Senator J. Donald
The Iowm Tournament.
Iowa City, Iowa, June 22. Over
25,0. 0 people, of whom 10,000 at least
came in on excursion and other trains,
witnessed the Iowa fireman's street
pageant. About 1,150 uniformed men
were in line, and the demonstration
was an imposing one. Old firemen say
that the parade was the largest and
fjest ever ssen in Iowa.
The firs, prine, 815?), went the Cedar
Rapids lor the largest delegation in
proc'-sse, hi id Muscatine received the
.second prints, iX. The lowa Route, a
baudsoiri! otrpariy of Burlington,
Cedar l''oiJ and Northern Railway
saen, got the prize, $50, for best appear -lag
company with apparatus. The
Marion companies attracted most at
tention, and the great multitude ap
proved the decision of the judges that
gave them the first prize of 1100 for the
finest appearing department.
The races were largely attended. In
the novelty hose race Corning won first
place in 37 seconds, Harlan second in
42 3-5, Traer third in 40.
In .he hook aad ladder climbing con
test Atlantic took first prize In 6 3-5
seconds, Grinnell second in 8 2-5, At
lantic third in 8 3-5. The straightaway
hose race resulted: Corning first in 37
3-5, Grinnell and Harlan trying for
econd in 37 4-5.
Brought in at Last.
Knoxville, Tenn., June 22. James
Saudier, alias Burgin, who has been a
terror to North Carolina for years and
killed a dozen men, has just been ar
rested at Maryville. Rewards amount
ing to 12,000 had been offered for him
dead or alive.
Stung by Beet.
Wabash, Ind., June 22. Near Mount
Etna Frederick Corkett tied his team to
a post near some beehives. The bees
attacked the horses and Corkett took
off his coat and shirt and threw them
over the dorses' heads to Droteet them
Tho bees than settled npon Corkett in
mat swarms, stinging him terribly.
He escaped and reached a physician's
oOea. His nock, arms, shoulders aad
tower swefied The doctors said
tea use eoMiuon of Um Injured sua
uutnor "f ar.
sx FkavcisO. Cal , -lime 21.
Among the passengers who arrived on
tu- s'eamer Belgic from the Orient !
was Charles II. Cowan, ex-United
Sta' s Ccnsul to M milla. Mr. Cowan
has b-en in the Philippine Islands for
th. last two years anu has just be-n re
lieved from his oi'ioe. The Philippine
liid3 ha v been the scene of much
trouble for many year-. About two
months ago there was an upns ng
among the natives on the Island of
Mindanao, w hich resulted in the maswt
cre of the Spanish troops. One com
pany of eighty men that held the fort
in the principal seaport towu was over
powered and the garrison were brutal
ly murdered. Six thousand troops
have been sent to the Mmdanao to
check the revolt.
The Spanish government," said Mr,
Cowan, "has been trying manv years to
subdue the natives of the Philippines,
but they are nearly always in a state
of revolt. The main cause of the dis
turbance seems to be what they con
sider an invasion of their religious
rights. The taxes were to b paid on a
certain day and on that day the na
tives crowded into the town- They
found that they far outnumbered the
troops, and, at a preconcerted signal,
made a descent on the fort. The troops
had no chance with them at all and not
one of the soldiers was spired. News
of the uprising reached Manilla, and
two nieu of-war were immediately dis
patched to the scene. The Governor
General went to the scene of the
trouble in person, and took with him
6,000 native troops, all being officered
by Spaniards. hen I left Manilla
nothing had been heard from the ex
pedition. It is pretty ueli understood
that the troops have had a hard battle
on their hands."
Has a Shrewd Appearance.
Jacksonville, 111., June 21. The
police of this city have made an im
portant arrest and one which no doubt
will result in landing an old offender
behind the bars. A man called at the
stove and furlnture house of W, B.
Johnson & sous, of this city, and said
he had a relative about to be married
and he wanted to fit him up for house
keeping, and proceeded to select I3S').
worth of goods, which he ordered to be
shipped to Harry, Pike county, June
28, at the same time tendering a 8000
draft on the First National of Haskell,
Texas, and in a nonchalant in nner
asKing for the change. From the first
the firm rather suspected the man and
fortunately one or them bad been read
ing the dispatch from Albany, Texas,
telling of the forgenei which had been
attempted on the bank at Haskell.
They maiie an excuse to go to the bank
for the money and while out tele
phoned for the police and had the man
taken in. lie gave his name as Sam
Webb and insisted he was all right.
He is rather below medium height and
wears a blonde mustache and side
whiskers and has a shrewd; appear
ance. Butter Manipulated.
Ackora, 111., June 21. The jury in
the celebrated case of Potter vs. Sapds,
which has been in progress in the
Circuit Court for nearly two weeks,
brought in a verdict allowing plaintiff
14,000. The seusational features of
the case were the relations in regard to
the inside workings of the Elgin Board
of Trade, which has controlled the
market price of butter in the Northwest
for several years. The case was a suit
brought by Charles Potter against O.
Sands, of Chicago, to recover commis
sions alleged to be due him from Sands
for services in manipulating the Elgin
Hoard of Trade in Sands' interest, the
latter having control of twenty-six
creameries in this region. In three
years Potter bad so successfully mani
pulated the board that be had earned
420,000 in commissions. In the mean
time Sands was adjudged insane and
committed to an asylum. The defense
tritd to show that Sands was insane
when the contract was made, but it
was shown that the insanity was
feigned. In the evidence it was shown
that a few producers got together each
week and practically agreed what
should be the market price of butter.
Another Deaperale Gang.
Tahlequah, I. T., June 21 A des
perate battle took place Sunday night
on the road between Tahlequah and
Wagoner between Deputy Sheriff Gourd
and the Cook gang of outlaws. Sea
uoyah Houston, one of tbe sheriff's
posse, was killed, and one of tbe out
laws, Hob Martin, captured. Several
others of the sheriffs pose were
wounded, some of them possibly fatally.
Cook and all but the one of his gang
mentioned escaped. Since the killing
of Bill Halton the gang is considered
the most desperate of the territory des
peradoes. A New Branch of the Mllltla.
SritiNOFiEED, Hi, June 21. With a
view to having the state militia better
prepared and equipped for emergencies,
Captain W. 8. Jampbell, of the Ad
jutant General's office, organized what
will be known as the Catling Gun com
pany. The men are picked and enlisted
from Company C, Governor's guard,
Fifth Infantry, and detailed for assign
ment at headquarters with the Filth
A Cyclone at Council Blnffi,
Council Bi.ueks, la., Jane 21. A
cyclone landed here yesterday evening
at 7 o'clock. Trees In Bayiiss park fell
as a line of bricks. At Manawa tbe
storm was most severe, tbe wind taking
a wall of water twenty feet high and
carrlyng It across the lake, The force
struck tbe pavilion and utterly demol
ished It. PersotM in tho pavilion nar
row eeeaped. No fatalities) are re
portea. Ia tho city several booses were
Brutal Police-nee Poind a Negri Wtc
U Sick wi a Email P.x
C'lo d rro'leC' Kxrlted Over
Ilia Dialx.lir il Work.
Cit impaion, III., I uiie 21 The po
lice fo ca of this city is under a c oud,
the outcome of the a es:ei whpping of
the negro smallpox pa'ient by Chief ol
Police Kent. A few I ivs ago Police
man llagan had a ceitrover-y with a
negro named ilallentr.-r, which culmi
na'ed in Hagan's making an assault.
Liter Uagati was a rt-sted and when
brought to trial was found guilty and
lineJ. Chief of Pole- Kent was ar
rested for whipping the negro, who
was afllicted witli smallpox, and who
died lust Thursday. Tliee cases have
aroused intense excitement in boih this
city and U'baua. The colored resi
dents of the two towns propose to see
that Justice is done. The whole matter
will probably be brought to the atten
tion of the grand jury.
Bogus Mileage.
Niaoara Falls -v- V., June 20.
What is judged uy railroad men to be
an exceedingly clever attempt to
swindle Western excursionists coming
to Niagara Fails has just come to light.
Three handsomely gotten up mileage
books have been issued by the "New
York and Niagara Falls Puillway Com
pany," that have every indication of
being genuine. There is no such rail
way, and these books have probably
been printed by sharpers to sell to
Westerners coming to the Falls and de
siring to go further east. The book in
the possession of the railroad ruthori
ties bears the number .V)o. It has all
the statements common to mileage
books in form, "book A" and bears the
autographic signature of F. A. Sims,
general passenger ai;ent. In the year
date in the margin of the cover, 1894 is
the first year given. There is a place
on the front of the cover tor the issuing
agent to sign his name. Aline across
the top of the cover reads, "Printed by
V. H. Campbell, 23 Union square, New
York city." On the rubber ban:" that
holds the mileage close to the cover is
a neat celluloid slip bearing the words,
"Manufactured by William H. Camp
bell, 23 Union Square, New York city,
patenteuted June 13, 1V.I3."
Sued for Alimony.
Clkvklaxd, Ohio, June 20. Will
lam H. Lawrence, one of the publishers
of the Ohio Farmer, and a man prom
inent in social and business circles,
has been sued by his wife for alimony.
Mrs. Lawrence accuses her husband of
the grossest kind of cruelty, alleging
that he has assaulted her on an aver
age of forty or fifty times a year, black
ened her eyes on Christmas Day,
bruised her head against a register,
and otherwise made her life a burden,
0nce, she says, he chased her through
the house to throw her from an upper
window, but she escaped by running
oown the back stairs. Last Thursday
Mrs. Lawrence asserts, she was out
driving with her husband, and because
she would not hold the hors in front
of a saloon while he went in and took
a drink he swore at her so terribly that
she left the vehicle. He followed her
in the buggy, swearing at and abusing
ber, and at Erie street deliberately
tried to run over her. On Mursion
street he jumped out of ttie buggy and
began to drag her along the street,
thus attracting a crowd. As a result
of this they separated. Lawrence is
worth 12 "XD.C0.
Hhot Ills Hlotrr.
Freepoui, ill., June 20. -Fred Has
selman, who shot his sister at Pearl
City, this county, Saturday, was cap
tured near the scene of the shooting by
a posse of armed citizens. Hasselman
fought desperately for bis freedom, and
was severely wounded before be gave
up. The posse surrounded him in a
grove, but were afraid to go in after
him, as he was armed, and stationed
behind a big tree. Finally, be left the
timber, and started to run through the
field of rye. He was at once pursued
and lired at. Several bullets pierced
his clothing, one went through his hat,
and an effective shot shattered his leg.
Hasselman was brought here by the
sheriff, and he is now in the county jail
Ilia sister's condition is critical.
Returning to HI Old Path.
Milwaukee, Wis., June 20. Three
years ago Governor Peck pardoned
Hartley Clifford, who was serving a life
sentence In Waupum for the murder of
Captain Pugh In Kacine in 1882. Clif
ford had been a gambler and a drunk
ard, and when the Government par
doned him he imposed a condition to
the effect that he should forsake those
paths of evil. Now Clifford, in com
pany with another man, is about to
open a saloon near the Soldiers' Home,
and residents who are opposed to It
will ask the Governor if Clifford has
not violated the conditions of his par
don by opening a saloon.
He la Mo Candidal.
Lakcastek, I a., June 20. William
U. HenseLof this city, the Attorney
General of this Pennsylvania, is un
willing to lead the Keystone State
Democracy in the coming gubernatorial
Campaign. Ha has given out an Inter
low for publication in which be said
ho never had been and never would be
a candidate for any office, and that he
bad aoospted the place ha now holds
it H in the lino of his profes.
to blm unsolicited.
Haul and rat .lly Wounded
Cntctoo. luue 19. Fred O. Swaiti,
president and principal stockholder ef
the s.wain Lubncntor comptny, was
shot and fatally wou;idelat his offl :e
271 south Water street, 0y Henry
Vaughati, an engineer and former par
ner in the basinets of his victim.
Vaug'k-.n wts cut so badly in th head
either before or after the s!i oting by
someone that lie hai to be tUeii to the
county hospital to have Ins wounds
dressed. L 1!. Smith, a.i employe of
the company, and Everett IV linger, a
nephew of Swam, who has a.i interest
In the businesi, make th statement
jlint Swain, just after being shot
throuh the left lung just above the
heart, attacked his slayer with Ins fists,
causing the scalp wounds. Their state
ments, however, are not veruied. It is
state! that when Vaughan was dis
chHrged a year ago for alleged incom
petency he threatened to kill swain
and that he had rei-eated the threat
several times. Swam told tim police
man who came in while I'ittinger was
scuffling with Vaugtiaii for possession
of the revolver that Vauuhan e iterwl
his office on the second floor while he
was sitting at his desk and that he
ordere."1 Vaughan to leave at once, as
he wsnted nothing mo e to do with
him. Vaughati did not move and
when Swain turned towards him to put
him out Vaughan pulled the revolver
and placing the muzzle close against
Swain's bieast li ed. Swain, who Is
six feet three inches tail and weighs
240 pounds, was reen by persons in the
street to fall, while Smith end Pittinger
overpowered and held Vn'ighan unt'l
the police arrived. Swain in a bachelor,
thirty-eight years old and, although
rich, had apartments is the building.
He is a thirty-third degree Mason.
Vaughan is single and lived at 1339
Mid'lKan avenue, lie was engaged in
business with Swain for seven years
and it is admitted there had been busl
ness troubles.
Npwi front Samoa.
Washington, June 19. Private ad
vices received by naval officers from
Apia, Samoa, indicate that ttie present
state of affairs in that distracted part
of the world is mainly due to German
Intrigue and that, the display of the ;
American flag more prominently in the I
island might have a mollifying In- j
liiience. It is s'a'ed in letter received
that the Germans are supplying arms, j
as well as powder and snot, to the op- j
posing natives, and in this way the tin- j
fortrnate internecine wars are main- i
talned. While the conilicts between
small parties of natives are frequent
occurrences, little life Is lost and the
troubles have so far happened at some
distance from Apia. A letter from a
nrominent British resident of the island
is patent. The local laws render it lm
possible for any foreigner to take land
already occupied by natives and under
the tripartite agreement Germans can
not force Samoans to give up their
land. The Germans are Interested In
increasing their acreage ot sugar, etc,
but as the native Samoans will not
labor the German planters have to get
laborers from the islands, and through
these laborers ammunition reaches the
Samoans, petty quarrtls are stirred up
and native Samoans are encouraged to
gradually exterminate each other. Un
til American and British planters be
come as numerous as the Germans
there is little or no likelihood that the
gradual absorption of all the good
lands of the islands by Germans will be
curtailed. The complication into which
the United Slates has been drawn
seems profitless to this writer and he
confesses that even Great Britain has
little or nothing to gain by continuing
the triple agreement.
Kear Members or the Yale Team.
New Haven, Conn., June 19. Cap
tain Hickok, of the Yale track athletic
team, announces that George F. San
ford has been selected as the last mem
ber of tbe team which will visit Eng
land next month. San ford will be In
the middle distance runs, Pond, who
was talked of for those events, proving
too slow for the English championship.
Sanford was the Yale champion in the
quarter of a mile run in the intercol
legiate games this spring.
The members of the Yale team which
is to sail for England on the 20th have
signed the following pledge:
"The sole object of our trip being to
compete with the winner of the Oxford
Cambridge contest, we individually
pledge ourselves to take pa t In no
other contests than the meeting with
Oxford, and in all other respects to re
gard ourselves as strictly under the
orders of tbe captain and management
and personally responsible to the uni
versity which we represent."
Ioee not ile I' p.
Jefferson, Citv, Mo., June 19.
The proceedings begun by the attorney
general to forfeit charters of the three
bond Investment companies doing busi
ness in this state were dismissed by tbe
supreme court on the ground tbat they
were properly incorporated and had a
right to continue their business. The
attorney general declares he will prose
cute the concerns under the anti-lottery
law if they resume business.
liarab e no More
Moiierly, Mo., June 19. Daniel
Gamble of Chariton county, who was
crazy from liquor, arrived at the union
depot here at an early hour and rau the
brakeman away from a sleeping car
with a revolver. Officers Penn and
( Reynolds arrived shortly afterward, and
(while trying to arrest Gambia betook
good aim at Penn and shot him through
toe shoulder, i ann and Reynolds both
shot and one bullet wont through 3ao
oU'a heart.
Premier Criepi Shows Orest Presenot
of Mind Under tryicg Ciroum-EtaDees-
Another Anarehlxt aucht in Altrniptina;
to Take tu- Life or I lie frnmer.
Pomf., June 18. An attempt to
assascinate Premier Crlspi was made.'
Ttie premier was driving in hii car-'
riage to the Chamber of lleputies when
a man suddenly arew a revolver from
his pocket and firt-d at him. The
prmiier was not wounded Bnd, spririg
inr trjtn his carriage, seized the wouid
be nunlerer.
remii-r CrSpl whs driving from his
residence to the Chamber of Deputies
in a closed carriage. As the vehicle
was turning from the Via Gregoria
into the Via Capolectse a man who
as loitering on the sidewalk put his
hand into his ureast, drew a revolver,
nulled into the street and un to the
cainage. He lifted his revolver, took
a short aim at the premier and fired. i
sie. Crispi was uninjured mid promptly
sprang out of his carriage with the iu
tei lion of seizing the would-lie assassin.'
T) ) latter, however, was a. most imtne
dihtely seized by a I miber of people
who were attracU-d the spot by the
report of the revolv-r. Ill a moment
the neighborhood w s crowed with ex
cited people, vow im veiigeunce upon
the man who Ind at; muted to murder
the premier. A rtiBh was made for the
man, who was struggling with his
captors near the premier's carriage,
and he would undoubtedly have beeu
beaten to death had It not been for the
prompt arrival of the police. '
Deputy Piif-lies, who wks one of the
firt to seize the would-be murderer,''
pu ked up the revo.ver when the pris
oner wa in safe hands and handed it to
the premier, who examined It curiously,
and with great coolness. Sig. (. rispl
was warmly congratulated for the
calmness he disp!aed under such try
ing circumstances. 1
The first reports of the affair had it
that the premier himself was the tirst
person to lay hands on the man who
fired the shot, but although tins does
not turn out to be correct there is no
doubt that the distinguished Italian
statesman displayed tnost tetnarkable
pr-sence of inmd and that he would
ut, loubted;y have closed promptly with
Ins assailant had it not lx en lor the fact
that the people laid hands on the rascal
beloie the premier could apfiroacn liim.
g. Crisp) was must warmly cheered
wl n he arrived at the Chamber of
Dt .uiies, the news of the attempt upon
his iife having preceded him.
Upon reaching the Chamber the
premier went to the president's room
and related his story of the affair as
quietly as If nothing extraordinary had
happened. When the news of the at
tempted assassination of the premier
became generally known crowds of
deputies and others pushed their way
to .:ie president's room in order iochii
gmtulate Sig. Crlspi upon his escape
from dealh atid to express their admlr
ati in of his courage.
When the sitting of the Chamber of
Deputies opened there were cheers for
the premier and the president arose
and told of the attempt on his life,
severely denouncing the outrage and
expressing the hope that Sig. CriSDl's
life would be long preserved to his
country. The remarks of the president
were greeted with long and continued
applause from the memters and from
the people In the galleries.
1 he would-be assassin gave the name
of Paolo Liiga and described himself as
a Joiner. The police have, however,
discovered ' that lie was a member of
several anarchist societies, where he
was known as Mat at, after the famous
French revolutionist. Marat declares
that bo arrived in Rome, charged with
tbe mission to kill Premier Jrispl. He
adds that he was sorry he had failed in
his object.
King Humbert, its soon as he heard
of the attempted assassination of
Premier Crispi, sent him his congratu
lations upon his escape.
Loat at tea,
Odessa, June 18. News of a collision
in the sea of Azov between the Greek
bark Euyptus and the Hussiau steam
ship Maroussla bas been received.
Both vtssels sank.
Four of the crew of the Eyptus and
twenty-two of tbe crew of tbe Ma
roussla, including officers, are drowned.
The Black Death.
Wasiiinotcn. June 18. Tbe records
of tbe department of state throw light
on the singular plague which is now
ravaging China and make it evident
that this most fatal disease is really
very similar to the black death or plague
which devastated London as told by
- it hua l.s origin in Yunnan, a Chinese
province, where it is epidemic. 'Ihe
Catholic miaslonarlf s there held that It
Was really a pestllental emanation
slowly rising in equitable utratutn Irom
the ground and as it Increases in depth
all animals arc, as It were, drowned lu
its poisonous flood.
Will Convene at Atlanta
8an FitANCistx). June 18. At the
sessiou of the supreme lodge of Work
men Atlanta, Ga., was chosen as the
place for the next convention. The
session was largely .-'evoted In secret
work and to auditing accounts. A pro.
posed new retual for tbe order was de
feated. A ritual for the use of tho
grand lodge, Degree of Honor, was
adopted. Tho delegates devoted them
selves to an siciirslon aroand tbe bay.
Installation of of"- wi occur today.