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A MANIAC MOTHER. DROWNS HER LITTLE ONES AND POISONS HERSELF. J'orcrty l.endH to n I'uUierle Tr:iccdy at CanuU-tj. j(. ,1, —The licr«uv<>il Futhor Tried to Follow Tlu-m but Is Prevented \>y 1'ollee. BEHEADED IN THE CHURCH. RS, MARY HEft- .11 AN, wife of Mr. A Drunkeu Pcitpornilo Horrifies » G«or- Whilc conducting his Sunday school class in the Baptist church at Metcalfe, Ga., recently, Col. John P. Lilly was shot to death by a desperado named John Ruslin. The tragedy, occurred without previous warning. Xo words passed between the men, and the first intimation the large congregation *lad of tho killing was Ihe sharp cry ol' the minister, followed by the report o£ the John E. Herman, a i P'stol. Col. Lilly fell to tho floor, and resident ol' Camdeli, N. .T., ai'Ler drink- carbolic acid, jumped off a wharf into the Delaware river with her two eons, aged 3 years and 13 months, respectively. The two Children were drowned, but the mother was rescued by three boatmen, but Ruslin rushed to his side. Bending over tlio prostrated form, Ruslin produced a razor and with oue terrible sweep almost severed the head'Ot Col. Lilly from the body. SU11 standing over his victim, his bloody razor and smoking pistol in hand, Rtislin drank the contents of a small botclo o£ laudanum. It produced no effect, save to cause him to vomit, and, drawing his weapons, Ruslin defied arrest. He es- BASE BALL GOSSIP. SAYINGS AND DOINGS OFP THE DIAMOND, President FroeUman'* Not CJoixl for NISTV Cam: of 'J>l><uui ti ccmbur — Not CM. Clnin Attention Vork Cluli — Tim f.K over to Oec- died laier, as the deadly poison winch capeO, swearing to kill the first man the swallowed could not be combatted. .The husband and father, V'hen he learned of the desperate deed of his .wife ami the True of his offspring, also ettempied to end His lite and the presence of the police alone prevented him from do-Ing so. lie had to be restrained by physical force. Tho double miirdei 1 and attempted suicide •iva.s calmly premeditated by Mrs. Herman, and tarried out very deliberately. After dressing her two boys she left faer home with the youngest in a coach and leading the oilier by the hand. Going to the drug store ot .Doctor' Kain she purchased a three-ounce bottle of carbolic acid. Then she proceeded to the foot of Walnut street .and commenced preparations for carrying out her well-laid plans, which were (•witnessed by Messrs. Edward Barrow, •R. J. Marshall, and Joseph Wells. They were in a boat fishing, when they saw Mrs. Herman approach the river with {he children. The oldest boy sat down &>••'. log while his mother wheeled his "ftaby brother up and down. Several times nhe stopped and looked at the :rvater llowir.g by so swiftly, but each time she turned away,and pushed tho co*.ch back and forth again, Finally the mother appeared to have made up 5ier mind. Taking the infant frora the coach, she tied its lower limbs together and put the little fellow back in the vehicle. Then taking the other t>oy from the log, sho tied both his hands and foot together and sat him down again. After that she never once faltered. Taking the bottle ot' carbolic acid, she swallowed haJf of the fluid and placed tho ktittlo carefully .back in coach. Picking up the two children, tho woman then ran to the edge of the wharf and plunged overboard. By this time the three men in the tioat, who had been mystified by the strange actions of the woman, were pulling like mad in for tho spot whore she had disappeared with her offspring. She rose to the surface, but the children did not. Once?, twice, sae came up. Then, jsist as she was going flown for the third time, the boat reached the spot and she was .pulled into the frail craft. Without waiting to look for the children, tho men rowed ashore and called tho patrol wagon. Mrs. Herman was hurried to the Cooper Hospital irPan unconscious condition, and suffering intense agony from the poison sho had swallowed. "When the physicians there had restored her to consciousness, Mrs. Herman asked for her children, not seeming to know that they were dead, and no one had tho heart to tell her in her pitiable condition. While the patrol wagon was leaving with the unconscious form of the mother the body of the oldest boy was recovered by the boatmen who witnessed the tragedy. The corpse of the infant was not recovered until nearly two -hours later. Lieut. .John Foster broke, the news of the death of his children and the condition of his wife to Mr. Herman as gently as possible, but was unable to 'restrain the grief of the stricken par- •ent, who was instantly transformed Into a person apparently bereft of all reason. He shouted like a de-mon for his razor and revolver, and declared in German that .he would complete the who attempted to arrest him. The pan« ic ia tho church, when tho shooting to neither once while away, JOHN RUSLIN. occurred came near being fatal, th« people scrambling over each other ia their efforts to get out. MIRACULOUS ESCAPE. a Clltt— ITorne ant! JCJiliu' Went Over M.-in Wnn Not Hurt. The most miraculous escape from Instant death I witnessed during my residence on the Pacific coast occurred a short distance below Asotin, over twenty-five years ago, but the incident is as fresh in my memory as if it had occurred yesterday, says a writer in the Washington Sentinel. Biily Crites, a cowboy, undertook to ride a wild horse brought in from the range. The animal was first thrown, blindfolded and then the bridle- and saddle were put on, the latter girdled tightly. Then the horse was let up, Billy got into the saddle and tho blind was removed. The bronco remained quiet until its flanks were touched by tho rider's spurs. T.ho horse commenced to "buck," and, after going through the Jlrst part of the performance, started off on a dead run down tho trail along tho Snake river. A short distance below Howard's ferry, at the place now Known as the Red point, the -horse gave -another spurt of "bucking" and leaped from the point into the river below, a distance of fifty feet or over. At that time there was only a narrow path leading around t.hc "point," instead oC a good, plain wagon road, as to-day. When miners and prospectors camo to this place in tho trail they generally dismounted and walked and led their horses around the dangerous place. Crites' -horse was almost instantly killed by the fall, but Billy es- ; caped without a scratch. When the i men arrived they found -him on the i shore trying to fish out the dead horse to recover his saddle and bridle, and this was soon accomplished when as-- sistance came. RESIDENT Freed man declares and believes that he dof's not interfere with his manager. Nevertheless his manager anil team are pretty certain to get along better when he is not tt'itli them, and it ho could be pur- write nor telegraph j he would find his i team all the better for it on his return. ' Jcyce is an earnest, hard-working and I consistent player, and his men will have no fault to Jliul with the example he will set. He will not c-ommjt a fault into which Manager Invin may have fallen; ho will not ovennanage. Mon who know ho u- i.o play tho grime do noi like to be managed too much; i.liny object to being given instructions in too much detail. It is bolter in the end, even if many lii.liu things are not done just ns tiie manager thinks they should be, to give the men :lin use of their own individual judgments. They fee! better for It, and it .places upon them a responsibility which they prefer. It makes each man reel that he is personally a factor in the work of the team ar.d thus puts him on his mettle. The Jieiv manager will have tho hearty co-operation of his men. Every player is anxious -to prove that the team can win if left, alone. One of them said to me Saturday night: "J:;st watch us hustle fro-m now on." Thus the new manager enters upon his task at a favorable time and under fortunate conditions. It is too late for New York to reach the first division, but they may get to the head of the second. pay «nee. But as there is nothing in I tho League's constitution to empower ! the directors to rule in such matters ! tho decision in Tebeau's case may be .' turned down. At any rate there will ; bu a hot fight over the matter." It \a . now hinted that, as a sop to public ! opinion and to cover any retreat in the i Tebenn case, the League will probably i make some new rules providing for se- ; vore ponLshnibiil for players who in- : diilge in pugi'latif: encounters on. tho ! field and are arrested and fined In tha ' police courts. ( , A Ntnv York 1'liiyor, Frank H, ConnauglHon. of the New York team, was born January 1, 1SCD, . at Clinton, Mass., and it was at his ; native place that he learned to play • . ball. He was connected with several j prominent amateur teams at Cllntc-a, [ and his hard hitting ar.d excellent ! work behind the bat .'ed to his first pro- j fessiofial engagement, in .ISM. with (.he | Woousocket club, of the New England I league. Connaughton began the season '. • of 1S92 wii.ii tho PawtucUot team, and •' I remained I herd until the club was dig- ' 1 banded, wl:eti lie finished the sen.soij : IVERSIDE CYCLING CLUB. CLUBHOUSE: No. 5=7 BROADWAY. A Rest for Weary Riders. OFFICERS: MIlKVr. JiC. KflKlf. VlCK-I'lHfiill'iNT. K. W. Eje SKCKKTAKY, Cius. HIU.NT. ThKAM-HKH. 11. W. OlIKSCIIJllN. STkWAltll. C. A. SlU All riders over I 6 years of age elegible to member-ship. Initiation fee $1. Dues after first month GOc per month. Cockburn Brothers' Office. Rooms 2 and 3 Spry Building,; company that Write Fire Ins-nrajicr- in r-onipauies ili.-ir |i:iy losses ju-omptly. Sell yon a l,i:'e (nsuraucc Policy contract ia a llrsi-r-lass caunot \>G Improved. We can di^posi! of your properly if lisifil \viili r.s :u a fair value in a s'ao time. Wo have all Uinds or property to sell or traili-. Siocey (o !oau 0:1 f.-u-u? or c-ily property iu any amount from ?iO Make your wants kuowc by c-nnsnli iug up. Cockburn Brothers, Real Estate, Insurance and Loans. Rooms 2 and 3 Sjiry Builalno, LOGAHSPORT, IND Cllie:i£-o'* Sttconil <';iJ,rln:r. If all the young players in the league today were as earnest and as painstaking as Timothy C. Donahue, the second catcher o;' the Chicago team, it is probable that more of them \vould be successful. The average youngster player who is Kiven a trial in the fastest company in the world is too prone to become conceited and fall into the ways of the older anil tried men if his first few appearances ou l.bc diamonds of the big- circuit, are cor- dticivc- to some complimentary rfimarhs in tho daily papers. But Donohue lias proved beyond question (hat ho is not apt to forget himself at any time and [all into a way ot thinking the team could not get along- ivitlioi.-L him. From the day tiiat President Hart of the Chicago team drafted him from the Kansas City team of the Western league Donoliue's work has been ot' a high grade, and he has time and again showed that his whole being is wrapped up in the success of his iea:a. He works with tho most desperate energy from the time, the game starts until the last man has been retired. Donohue was born in Taunton, Afass., about twonty- tiiree years n#o, and is consequently one of the youngest players in the major organizations. Ho has playeii professional ball for several years, but his identity was hidden in the wilds of tho New England league. His first appearance in big company was made in F. H. CONNATJOHTON. v, T ith the Lewfston, (Me.) club. In 1S93 Manager Manning signed !i:ra for his Savannah team, of the Southern league, and he remained there until that leap,ne disbanded, whnn he returned north and'finished out the season with the Lewiston cii;b, of the N'ew England league. In January, .189-1, Con- na:iffliton signed with rhe Bostan club, of the National league and A.merican association, as ODC of iis catchers? and during the following season he tool; part in "S championship contest's, in "2 of which he filled the short stop's position in a very creditable manner. | At tho beginning of the season of ISO." j Boston released him to Kansas City, i for which club he did such brilliant | work as short stop that tile New York ! club, in Ihe fall of '93. purchasoil bis release. Connaiighton is 5ft. flin. tail, and weighs about 1G"> pounds. Ho I^E played in all the infield and outfield positions, as well ns behind the bat during his career, and., has always ranked high as a batsman. MRS. MARY HERMAN. work by taking his own life. He tore his hair and scratched his face during those few terrible moments, and •when Lieutenant Foster and Reporter John D. Courier attempted to overpower hit; physical manifestations of. grief he knocked the latter down with ! a blow.in the face. Finally Mr. Herman was subdued by main strength and sent to the city hall. Once before, he said, ado had attempted suicide at Doylesto-u'ii. Mr, Herman said he was formerly a prosperous hakc-r on South Ninth street in IMiiladelphia. Reverses came and two months ago he moved to Caaiden. The neighbors 3<nc',v little or nothing about the family, except tiiat they \vero very quiet. A Mexican ofTicial has resigned his position because, as bo explained, he was too rich to hold office,. Nearly everybody smokes in Japan, .The girls besvin when they are 10 years of age, and tb& boys a year earlier. A N<!?ro Convict's Bravo Deed. Near Langley, Aiken County, S. C., a day or two ago, the convicts in tho county chain-gang working roads mutinied. They turned upon Mr. Frank Wcalherby and his sou, who wero guarding them, beat them over the heads •wi-th clubs, and would have taken their weapons had not Willis Mention, a negro convict, picked up a weapon and opened fire on bis brother prisoners. Mention chot one convict, and he-Id 10 in check until reinforcements arrived; but six made their escape to an adjoining sw-amp. Later, beside a pool of blood on the South Carolina & Georgia Railroad track, were found a broken chain and a coup* ling pin. TVon't Hurdle Tliftt rTouno Acaln. In Toronto a house thief, whose trick was, if he mot anybody, to pretend that ho had come for food, got into the house of Detective Charles Sle-min while tho officer was at dinner, and when, upon being detected, he told his tale of hunger, a hearty, meal was given him, and he was forced by the detective to eat two lunches, whkHi wer« done up in his pocket. Pie also said, in accounting for himself, that his early religious education had been neglected. He was furthermore forced to lined until he had learned and could recite the Lord's prayer before he war to the police ceurt. TIM DONOHUE. ColtB HH l.lvlnj.- I'lclTII-l'H, Thei-o was qnito a time over at the Hotel North, in Chicago, ivhere tiic- Colts aud their families were domicile:! the other evening. Having nothing tc do, it was siiggt-sLcd I hat .1 series ol living pictures—with drapery—DC staged, and a stag'.' was accordingly built ia the big parlor, half;", do:-:en extension tables standing side by side famishing the material. The pictures were really very good, and some ol them quite original. "Beauty and the Beast," with Bill Langc for the beast, was a hit. "Cupid and Psyche," with Kittrklge for Cupid and McCormicl< for Psyche, was great, and "The Noble Fireman." with Docker for the ladder, Briggs for tiie rescued maiden, Evcrill as the :iob)e lire laddie and Donahue as the faithful dog. was the triumph ol the evening. The catastrophe came about 10 o'clock. The picture on taj was" "Romeo and Juliet," and a prett> girl who boards at the- hotul was Juliet. Griffith and Dablr.n bad a dispute as to Romeo, Dahlen claiming that Griff was bowlcgged and Grift insisting that £ fat, pudgy Dutchman would look ridiculous in the part. Griff was finally awarded the honor, and posed on a step-ladder, while Juliet smiled from a soap-box balcony. The foot of Griff's ladder got caught between two of the ^tension tables, the tables flew asunder, and Griff, ladder and all fell through the stage. Juliet leaned too Weak Eyes or Poor Sight We fit glasses to relieve headache, Do your eyes water? Do letters blur while read* ing ? If you have any trouble with 'your eyes consult us. J, D. TAYLOR, Graduate Optician, C-KAOUATE: Dr. King's School ot Optic*. Tue Cliic;is;''> OptliaJmic College, Boston in 1S91, when lie was a member i far over to see what had happened and of the American association team that city. of rtlutuft Cnuso* T!>ul Ai-ci<U;nt- Frank Pruitt, of Edinburg, Intl., received a box neatly wrapped througb tho ma.il. On opening it a live monst jumped out, and Mont Ambush, who was standing near, fell back through a show cfte, breaking the glass and seri- ot'.sly, if not fatally, cutting himseli about tiie dead and back. tttMl lU^uli-Ll Criminals A,™ So Scarfla. Aii examination 01' the prisoners ID the penitentiary at Columbus, Ohio, has resulted in the discovery of un interesting fact in criminology. Of tho 2.500 prisoners In the institution only three have red hair Xlio Cans of Tttbean, The statement comes from a sup posedly authoritative source that no steps toward a final settlement of th Tebcau matter will be ftiken by the League until the annual meeting of the league directors In October, when ('he case, will come r.p for formal discussion. How the case will finally be adjudicated can DOT,- only be guessed at President Byrne, of the Brooklyn club, who has hitherto remained silent, s now quoted by the New York Sun as saying: "The League's board o£ di- •ectors had no jurisdiction In the mat- ,er, and could not constitutionally in flict that fine. They could have compelled tho Cleveland club to fine Tc- bcan-for manifest disorderly conduct, especially as ho was convicted and lined in the notice court. Bui I don't indorse Frank de Haas Robison's violent treatment of this Tebeau case. Mr. Robison had but o^e dignified course to take after the League directors fined Tebeau, and that was to pay the flat antler protest, and postpone the investigation till the annual League meeting. At the fall meeting of thr League in Chicago this ease will cause a big argument. The League as a bod^ might by a majority vole censure Tc- bea-.i, and Killcn, too, for (.-hat mutter, as the Jattsr's offense the other day in Cincinnati v.'as just as bad as the Cleveland player's, and order thsaa to I fell with the balcony squarely on the struggling Romeo. And it took half an hour to dig Griff, Juliet, the ladder and balcony out of the stage ruins. Diamond Du^t, Pitcher German is showing good form in. recent games. The Colonels have had 32 men under contract this season. McJames is now doing tho best pitching for Washington. Dowel has made nine home run hits for St. Louis this season, "J'is said that a shake-up of the Brooklyn team is on the cards, Tom Farrolt probably will play first base for St. Louis next season. Ex-Umpire Tim K'eefe 'is said to be traveling Cora sporting goods house. DtU'L'y has been playing second base for Boston in pretty good style. Payne ar.d I-Iarpor seem to be panning out as Brooklyn's successful pitchers. Tho average ago of National league i jail players at present in about 27. ! No one is doing prettier sacrifice ' vork on the Boston team than Tcnucy. : Tom Daly, of the Urooklyns, is bat- i Ling poorly and his th";v,-:'!;£j arm is j THE GUEST SOUTH &VERIG1K B&LSffi t . ..CURES.. . all Ult N F lilt G. Barlow, whom Joel Chandler Harris has prais- d o.s the most artistic actcr of ncgr.:es on the stage today, has been ri!--".nga-?e j f nr "Down in Dixie." RADICALLY CURES CATARRH! It clears the head of fotil mucous; heajs the lores and ulcers of the bead and throat; iweetens the breath, snd perfectly restores he senses of the taste, smell anu hearing. itops headache and dropping into the throat. Also destroys the germ which, caiues HAY FEVER, making- a perfect cure in a few days. Naver ails! No iatal case of T V A GPZPPS ever know* •here Brazilian JJaii. .'".s faithlullj- used, ic estro*! \kegrippe gens and quickly remove* ir bad effsct. ,LC B LE in AsTHTi\, CROOT. BROM« 'FXEBRisy. PJXEUMOKIA, DYSPEPSIA, Uicir, TYPHOID and SCAKXE* MEASI/KS, and any disease where .inflammation, !*ever or Congestion. Greatest relief in Consumption evey discovered. _ Cures a Fresh Cold i» one day." stop* .. in 2 m'mites. Stops rlnRtliK in tiie head and relieves deafness. Asaii Injectloa . Invaluable in female troublus. far ouwnrd use hails Cuts, Soroi and Burns lUe magic. ?i» ' V6Lt3)ock-.'aw£roiii wounds. QUICK CURB FOR CONSTIPATION AND PILES. i Its Healing Power Is Almost Miraculous. The Bast Family Medicine In Existent** 60 Cunt Bottle contains 106 Doses, or Two Weefcs Treatment for Catarrh «f.OO BOTTLE EQUALS THREE £OC. BOTTLES. HOME TESTIfYSOKEAtS: c ,BrazL1i?n B.ilm cnre'i me of invetersto catarrh which I had for over 20 year*. it is the nio.it •wonderful triumph of medical science."— Gcn.J. Par/x: Postlss. "IB croup, cold and the worst form ofgripp we have fourc 3 B»'K?.ii;an Bi.lm invaluable.* —Jno. W. S. Soothe, D. D., Pastor Del A-JC. Bap. Ch. "Mrs. Lore has used tiff Brazilian Balm and thinks it did her much jjood."— ffo.t. Chas. JB. Lore, Chief Jtts. Of Del. '" ' '" M. Ca ' warn; in x..^ ..^ - , ~ -, Pa. " : It is the best thing for dyspepsia 1 ever sa-wtried."—y:«?(?r Edward Wootien. "I was v;oru almost to the pr.ive with a racking cough that all the remedies and the doctors failed to relieve, it was cured with one bottle of Brazilian Bahn. It shsSf be. my doctor through. lik."—Jlfrs.f. Galloiuay, Poilsio;m, Pa. ".\i^as fearfuUj;' crippled v.p vitli rlicutr.atism, could not get my hand to niy head. I tcok ten 50 cent bottles of Brazilian Balin in six mouths, 'Am now entirely curcil and as nimble as I was at forty,"— A'-ison 8-iirrdl, aged S,f. A lady in Cincinnati ^-as 89 afflicted vitlt n. r -thuia that during the winter for seventeen years sjie was unable ttl sleep lying down, Vv-as entirely aaci per2ja^c.'at3y r-arcd •B'itli Brazilian Balm. F. JACKSON & CO., Cleveland,,0 s For aalebjiho following druggists: B. F. Kccsling, general agent; Be« Fisher, Johnson Bros., W. II. En unburst; G.-W. Hoffman, D. E. Fryer, <J. A, Meacs, IT. D, Hattory Jiufl A, It. Kisiler.

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