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ON THE LESSER BENCH Ilea Who Preside at the Police Courts of the Cityr CLEVEN JUSTICES ENGAGED The Pass Daily on the Cases of Atont 600 Prisoners. A:i Classes of Petty Criminals to Be Found at the Famous Armory Station. It Is estimated that there are on an average about 6oO perse ns arrested every day In that rectlca cf the City cf'Chlcago which is embraced in the c!d city limits. In disposing of this large number cf prlscnerS eleven pollct GEOHGC W. r JIOEKWOOD magistrates are engaged. They hold their courts at the six main police stations of the tlty. First in size and importance are the two police courts in the Arm cry staticn. cn Harrison street anL Pacific avenue, presided over by Justices Kichardson and I'nderwooc. Situated as it Js In the heart of the worst district, of Chicago, the Armory is a cstch-si: fcr every knewn crime. The affable "con" man and the gentleman with the "glad rand" from the depots, sandbaggers and shell-workers from the Twelfth street viaduct, "vags" and "can-rushers"' from the Lake Front, pickpockets and opium fiends, shoplifters and bung-loo players, and unfortunate women from the levee are gathered in day mm JOI1V C. R1CBARDSOX. after day.' The hangers-on at the Armory and those who make compulsory visits there time after time are the very dregs of humanity. The two Armory judges have beetf known to frewn on as many as 230 prisoners in a single day Jaaliee Ueorse XV. I'sdrrwood. Justice George W. Underwood of Armory court 'o. 1 haa been a resident of Chicago for twenty-seven years, and was one of the original organizers cf the Hamilton Club. He was born in Belvidere. III., in I860, and. with his parents, came to Chicago In hit eighth year. Mr. Underwood was admitted to the bar upwards of ten years ago. and received his first appointment as a Justice of the peace last year, being assigned to finish the unexpired term of the ' late Justice Brayton. On June 1 of this year be was reappointed, to succeed Justice Bradwell at the Armory. He was the hrst of the police magistrates cow sitting to IPV1ID T. CLE!C.0!C receive an appointment under the present administration, and since taking op his duties at the Armory be has given up his civil practice and now devotes his entire time to the city. He la a man of sterling Qualities and an honor to the bench. Justice Underwood always appreciates a good story, and very often tells one himself. One of the Justice's anecdotes Is about a well-known character who used to live near Belvidere. His name was James Culberson. He was a worthless fellow and of little use to his family. One day Culberson was made a county constable. The family was elated, and especially the wife, who expected some day to move into the White House. A few days after the event the eldest son, a Ud of WrLLlAM T. BALL. about H. approached his mothers who was engaged over the washlub. -Maw," said the boy, "paw's a constable, ain't he?" . -I reckon he Is," was the reply. "And Is all of us constables now?" Naw,"" and the old lady plunged ber bands down in the suds; "only me and your father." Jaatlee jJefcat C. Richards. Justice John- C. Richardson of - Armory Court, No, 2 vis. bora la Chicago Uiiny-flT Mil 11, . m 25 I rt-w years ago. He was for many years In the railroad business, having begun aa a, brake-man cn a Rock Island passenger train. By hard work and honest service he worked his way up to claim agent andjield the position until last June, when he was appointed to his present office, to succeed Justice Foster. While in the employ of the Rock Island company Mr. Richardson read law and wad admitted to the bar. Justice Richardson has a faculty of making friends and keeping them and is well liked by all. Although a very young man, he has acquired quite a dignified air and Is not much given to "story telling." Occasionally, however, after the day's work at the Armory l over and the cares of business have been brushed aside by a sweep of the hand, his honor entertains his two clerks for a few moments by relating a number of amusing incidents which came under his notice while in the employ of the Rock Island. The anecdotes, like the Judge, are of a dignified nature and each one has a moral. He tells one story about an engineer on the Reck Island known as "Holy Smoke." "Holy" was also known for his insane desire to test the speed of his Iron horse. One night as the engineer was "making" Rock Island he tore over the road at such a terrible speed that when he thrust his bead cut of the cab window to look ahead the wind blew his ear off. "The moral." rays Justice Richardson, "is this: Never poke your head cut of the cab window when ycu are running faster than the law allows." Out in the Thirty-Fifth street police station are the other two police courts of the South Side, which are in the able hands of Justices Glennon and Hall. This district is principally the stamping grounds of the clotbes-line fighter and the wife beater, and family altercations are settled regularly during the week by the above mentioned magistrates. Occasional:?, by way of diversion, a stock yardi butcher takes an overdose cf stimulants, drifts into the district with a war whoc.p ar.d a meat ax and is up before the court in the miming. Jaallrr Kilnard T. (ilrasos. Justice Edward T. fclennon was bcrn in Woodstock. 111.. In 1S53. He began bis business career as "devil" c n the Wordstcck Sentinel at the age of 13. Besides bis duties as "devil." which were to turn the crank cf the Sentinel press, clean the type, sweep the floor, etc.. Master Glennon took care of "Bill" C. EOI'.GC KFICTEN. Smith's hore an. I received a!iK ihi r $1 per week. As "devil he was aatisfactury and was therefore pniim.lcd ami rapidly arose from one department to another until he was at last proprietor of the Sentinel. In ISM Mr. Glennon sold all tut ine-quarter interest in his paer, which be still retain. a:id ca:ne to Chicago. He Rra. la jtr.i in the I n inn College of Law iu this city i nd was admitted to the bar in ISM. After receiving his dipuuia he began the practice of law. cr. as he now puts it. be "tried to begin." and was "wil!iig to practice." Mr. Gleiinru served a asli-tant special astei-Miient attorney under Judges Ilorton aud Brenlano and later as assistant slate's attorney under Judge LciiRcyrcker. remaining in the Im nauit-l position until Q. J. UOTT. June 14; 1&9I, when he was commissioned a Justice of the peace. Soon after be was appointed a police magistrate and served two years at the Armory. In June of this year Justice Clennon was reappointed and assigned to the Thirty-Fiflh street police court. His extensive experience as a police magistrate bas amply Cited hi in for the cfTii-e. Justice Willisana T. Hall. Justice William T. Hall, better known as "Bid" Hall, also hi. Ida forth in one of the Thirty-Fifth street police court. On ac count of the limited pace in the police sta tion, "Bid's" court is situated over an adia-eent fa loon. JuM-.te Hall li.n figured iu journalism in Cbnago foroier fifteen years during which time he has won an enviable reputation, lie was born Nov. !. !."!. on tbo present sue cf tb Ilrevoort lloure. Mr. Hall graduated in ll lw at Ann Arti.M. ail. I tcnoi was admitted to the bar In 1&79. One year before this Mr. Hall was engaged on th staff of the Chicago Tribune, where be remained for five years, serving part of the time as dramatic critic. He was also connected with the Chicago Herald for several years, w here he originated a series of papers on the "Turnover Club," and alo wrote "Stories of the Street." Justice Hall Is a member of the "Forty Club," and bas been its president for six years. He is now the Chicago correspondent of the New York Dramatic Mirror. Last June Justice Hall received bis appointment aa a magistrate, and was assigned to the Thirty-Fifth street police court. But one police court is required to keep the North Side in order. It Is located in the police station on Chicago avenue, near North Clark street, and at its head Is Justice Kerslen. The principal law-breaker in this community Is the "drunk and disorderly." A "con" man drifts In occasionally and makes toe acquaintance of bis honor, and rons between families are daily rehearsed in court. Jaatice Cforcr Keralcn. Justice George Kerslen was born in Chi cago In 1S53. and has lived here all his life. He was admitted to the bar early in 1SS5. and In May of the same year was appointej a Justice of the peace and a police magistrate, being assigned In the latter capacity to the , East Chicago avenue police court, where he still remains. - Justice Kersten is a thirty-second, decree JJaton, a member of rS THE SUNDAY INTER OCEAN, - NOVEMBER - 24, 1893. the Knights of Pythias the Washington Park Club, the German J Club, and at leatt dozen other societies.' Justice Kersten tells a funny Incident of ready wit on the part of a prisoner which happened in his court not Ions; ago. A jragrant was brought In during the night, and in the morning was arraigned for trial. The police gave the man a very bad name, and declared that he was the laziest man on earth. "Why don't you go to work?" asked Justice Kersten as he looked severely at the prisoner. "Well. I ll tell you how that Is. Judge," returned the prisoner. "I gave my heart to a girl some time ago, and since then I-haven't had the heart to work." He was discharged. There are six police courts on the West Side, and the two In the Desplalnes street station are next In size to those of the Armory- The arrests In this quarter are of about the same brand as those brought to the Harrison street station, with, perhaps, fewer criminals and more "disorderlies." Jastice U. t holt. Justice Q. J. Chott. who occupies one of these courts, was born In New York City in 1863. While but a child his parents moved to this city, where young Chott was educated In the public schools. Mr. Chott was jauvi Bl.true. admitted to the bar six years ago. He was elected to the State Legislature in 18s8, again In 1MK, and served In that body during the special World's Fair scscion. Mr. Chott was J appointed a police magistrate last June and succeeded Justice lryie at tne iiespiaines street ic lice court. He Is a typical Chlcagoan. and although but 32 years old. and the youngest of the magistrates now in office In tbls city, he is an official of acknowledged efficiency. Jwstlee Mllem Krher. Justice Miles Kehoe. who occupies the ether court, was born in the East in 1847 and has lived in Chlcsgo since bV. He was taught his alphabet by ex-Commissioner George Ppoffcrd". who was at one time principal of the Fester school cn Union and O'Brien streets. In 1853 Mr. Kehoe was elected to the State Senate. In 1875 he was re-elected and later served In that body aa chairman of the com- r. seversox. mittee cn municipalities. Mr. Kehoe was admitted to the bar in 1V.2. and last July received the appointment to his present position. Out on Milwaukee and Chicago avenues Is the West Chios tec a, venue police station, and when the inhabitants of that locality flock Into the two court rooms at that place a stranger might think a congress of nations was la session. Poles and Russians fill the bench and the cells below day after day, aud a linguist is employed as Interpreter. Jastice Jars la lllnnte. Justice Jarvls Blume. at the head cf one of these courts, has a history that would fill col umns. Summed up briefly, it is as follows: He was born on May 6. 1842. In Kensingen County. Baden, on the Rhine. He came to this country with his father and three brothers in 1848 and located in Cincinnati. He received his early education in the public schools of that city and remained there until IA WE C. IMXlLET. the breaking out of the- war. when be en listed with the Second Kentucky Infantry, serving through the war. He went to Boston In 1871 to study law at the Boston University, In which Institution he graduated In 1876. Mr. Blume then went to lHs Moines.- Iowa. was admitted to the bar. and stayed there un til 1877. at which time he came to Chicago. Mr. Blume received hia'first appointment as a Justice of the peace and also a pel ice magis trate in 1887 and was placed at the Desplalnes street station, where he served two years. He Is a member of the Royal Arcanum. Commerce Council, and was regent of the latter body in 1S88. Mr. Blumo was reappointed a migistrate last September and succeeded Justice C. J. White at the est Chicago a venue police sta tion. . Jaallre Olaf P. everaow. Justice Olaf F. Severson. who collaborates with Justice Blume. was born in Norway in lS.r8 aud came to America with his parents in 1802. The Severson family located in Chicago and here Justice Severson bas remained ever - 'VAX EBERIIAkDT. since. Mr. Severson In 1SS3 was clerk in the coroner's office under Coroner Hertz. The following April he resigned to take a position in the office cf John Stephens, then clerk cf the Criminal Court,. .-After leaving the Criminal Court Mr. . Severson was appointed a deputy . coroner. In which vositlon he re mained mb til appointed a Justice of the peace. t In 1891 Justice Severson received his appointment as a police magistrate and was assigned to the West Chicago avenue station. He Is extremely methodical In his work and very cautious. Those attaches of his court who have observed in him the latter quality tell the following story about blm: The railing about his honor's desk Is about four and one-half feet from the floor, and the shorter prisoners who are brought before him have a habit of bit Ing tbls railing to hide their embarrassment. For some time Justice Severson warned prisoners against the practice, telling them they were apt to contract an Infectious disease, as the board had been nibbled by countless predecessors. Aa the prisoners paid no heed to the warning, his honor, so the stcry goes, adopted other methods of preventing the Interchange of bacilli by purchasing an atomizer and dally spraying the railing with carbolized rosewater. On Maxwell street, not a great way from Blue Island avenue. In the Maxwell street police station, are the other two police courts of the West Side, in which Justices Dooley and Eberhardt preside. The prisoners handled here are of much the same class as those handled at the West Chlcsgo avenue statron. . Jaallre Jaasea C. Dooley. Justice James-C. Dooley received his appointment as a police magistrate four years ago, and was assigned to the Maxwell street police station. He was born in New Ycrk ,Siate. and came to Chlcaga at the age of 14 years. Shortly after coming to this city, he went to work as a mesesnger bey for the Western Union, remaining there several years. In 1878 he acted as bailiff of Judge Moore's court, and. later, served In the same capacity in Judge Tuley's court. Justice Dooley is a graduate ct the Chicago College of. Law. Jasllce Max Kberhardt. Lat. but by no means the least, is Justice Max Eberhardt, who is also at the Maxwe I street station. Justice Eberhardt is a native of Germany, but came to America while yet a boy. where his parents located in New York City. In 18'! the family moved to Cincinnati, w here Mr. Eberhardt began the study of law, and was admitted to the bar In 1864. Mr. Eberhadt came to Chicago in 1868. and soon figured in politics. One year later he was tlected Justice of the peace. In 1875 he was again made a Justice of the peace, by appointment, and has held the position ever since. Justice Eberhardt has been a police magistrate since last June, at which time he was appointed to the office, and was assigned t i the Msxwell street police station. He Is a I roan cf wide experience in matters of law and I Justice. Betides the eleven magistrates mentioned above, there are ten or twelve ethers located in the f uburbs which, from time to time, have been annexed to the city. There are about loO more prisoners bandied by these magistrates each day. I) KB V YVAHM WF.UOME HOtlK. t arried oa thr Shoaldrra of His Terre Haute Frleada. Terre Haute. Ind.. Nov. 23. Special Telegram. The weather tonight could hardly have been worse for the home reception of Rugene V. Iiebs from his completed sentence at Woodstock JalJ. but in spite of the cold rata that fell, and the sloppy streets, the demonstration- was notable. Iebs arrived at b.i', by way of Indianapolis, over the Vandalla line. The t'tion station waa rowded with representatives of local union and deifications and miners and laboring bodies from surrounding towns. The Coal Illuff and Kontioetta mining region alone sent upward of -t men. A band f music I layed lively airs a: the depot. When Mr. Debs stepped out of the car. there was a prolong cheer and. in the ex-citem-n' incident to the demonstration, he wa i-arrl.-d on the !muldr of the thronK tbrouch the I nion station and out Into the open spare tn front of the deKt. where he entered a hack and waa driven to bis home at Highlh and Sycamore Sirefl. The hand headed a targe crowd that followed the hack, and when the houre was reached th-i hand plared "Home Sweet Home." The crowd literally blockaded the street. Notwithstanding the rain, there was a larse parade of labor-ins men to the armory, where the labor leauVr rpoke. and there was a display of fireworks alone the route. The hall is the larceat in the -tty. and tt was packed to overflowing.. Many ladlea were present, ana delegates from the vanoui laboring unions wore badges deaig-r.attng the orgaaixatlona to which they were attached. The appearance of Mr. Debs on the stand surrounded by leading: local labor leaders, waa a sicnal for uproarious applU. which lasted for several minute: He was plainly moved by the heartiness of the welc-oma. ' It waa evident he wax as popular as ever with the Labor unlona. His speech wa In line with bis Chicago address of last night, after he had made several pleasant references to the warm character of his welcome home. THE INTER fCEAS ill hereafter be sU at Iks tsnewlsf prkes: Dally Eiitkta. la Cakara I cent Daily Ealliaa, atsla Cklcajs.... 2 teats Saasay Ealilew .....I cests DUcre la ike City-Daily csats per eek Daily sad Saasay II otats per week Orders mtj fcc sua sy psstsl sard sr lelepbsa Mala SI " It KJECTEI) I.OVi:n COMMITS MI RDKH Kills HIm fneethrart and Iwaielw m Vntml AVow nil mm HI marl 1. Amsterdam. X. V.. Nov. 23. Fred Banker, aged 7S. went to the house of Miss Cora Harrison on Mechanic street in this city today, called her to the door, and stabbed her In the throat with a knife. Miss Harrison wrested the knife from him. mhereupon he drew a revolver and shot her twice In the head and once in the ahoulder. Inflicting fatal wounda. The Infuriated man then picked u the knife and drew it arroaa his own throat, inflicting a terrible gash from the effects of which he will probably die. Misa Harrison is 10 yeara of age. Itanker had been keeping company with her for some time, but she became tired of his attentions and was endeavoring to rid herself of him. KILLED A M AX WITH A t LI H. Salooa-Kceper t'oafrra Ilia Crime nil la .Irreated. Cedar Itaplds. Iowa. Nov. 23. Special Telegram. "tlus" Trainer, a saloon-keeper at Prai-ricburg. twenty-eight miles from here, was arrested and brought here this morning and held to the grand Jury on a charge of murder In the second decree. Trainer confesses, and says that on the night of Nov. 10. "Inn" Turner and another person quarreled In bis saloon. Trainer attempted to eject Turner, when the latter called him hard names. This enraged Trainer, and be struck Turner on the head with a club. The man fell unconacloua. acd remained ao till yesterday, when he died. KAIL OF POLAND OXCK MORE. It Waa a Uraliary sad Koar Girl stslrsla Were' lajnred. Youngstown. Ohio. Nov. 23. The south wall of thr Poland I'nlon Seminary at Poland fell today, seriously Injuring four young lady students. There were thirty-eight students la the bu'ld-(ng at the time. but. being warned by the cracking of the walls, all escaped but four Miss Aie Keed. Margaret Iteed. Hanrarvt Simons, and Annie Simona. They will probably recover. The building Is a wreck. It is an old institution and was attended by Governor McKtnley w hen he was a boy. TOO ni II FOR RI S!IAX DIET. Ciar'a Censor C'loaea the Doora oa aa American Publication. Aiken. S. C. Nov. 23. The Russian Censor has returned to the Aiken Publishing Company a press ropy of Breadhead's "Slav and Moslem." which was addressed to the editor of Novoe Vremya. stamped "defendu" (forbidden!. Two or three paxages In the first chapter were scored, among them th'a: "Many good projects fall before the inertia of red tapelam opposed to progress or Intent on se!f-aggrandlzeraent." TWO DEAD AXD OXE MAY RECOVEIt. Iowa Fend Eaaa la Marder anal Snl-c-lde Voaag Wo Ma a Shot. ' McGregor. Iowa. Nov. 23. Hans Allen met William Cross, against whom he had a grudge, this afternoon and shot him dead. A young woman In the house at the time ran away, but Allen followed and shot her in the bark. She may recover. Allen then shot himself dead. Allen was a prosperous farmer, and leaves a family of grown children. llrnkraiaa Killed by the Cars. M mtl.-ello. III.. Nov. 23. Special Telegram. Wllllrm Barnett of Dement. Piatt County, a brakeman on the Wabash Railroad, was Instantly killed at Forrest whlk vttempting to board an engine that waa passing at a rarld rata." He mimed his hold, and fell and waa badly maneled. Ills body waa brought to Bemeat today lor burial. iGRAIN CASES CLOSE Final Arguments Heard in the Elevator License Question. THE DECISION DELAYED Receiver McNulta Disposes of Four More Distilleries. An Investigation of the Rothschild Bros. Failure Shows Increased Liabilities. Judge Tuthil beard the final arguments yesterday afternoon In the case of the stale board of railway and warehouse commis sioners against the grain elevator owners. Attorney Robblns. representing the com missioners, concluded bis argument, which was begun several days ago, and cited author I ties In support of the contention that tbo Circuit Court has no right on a writ of cer tlorsrl to review the action of the commissioners in revoking the licenses of elevator men" for alleged violation of the warehouse la a. He was followed by Mr. Munroe, who closed the case for the elevator men. Judg Tuthill instructed the attorneys to file briefs containing a review of their arguments and citing the authorities upon which they rely. The case was then taken under advisement but the court gave no intimation as to when a decision will be rendered. Receiver McNulta bas disposed of four more of the plants of the old whisky trust, and the stockholders of the new company are $175,01".! ahead by the transaction. The distilleries sold are: Orange -Vajley, Cincinnati; the Petersburg. Petersburg. Ky.; the Lynchburj Highland County. Ohio; the Rossville and Glenwood. Laurenceburg. Ind. Freiberg t Workum. Cincinnati, purchased the Lynch burg and Petersburg distilleries fur $54.62? rash and snits for clatms aggregating $76,730 have been withdrawn. The other two are purchased by James Walsh c Co., also of Cincinnati, for 3U.MS cash, and the wltu drawal of claims amounting to $12.S49. In a petition to the Federal Court presented yesterday afternoon the receiver reported that the offers were to the advantage of the trust in hia charge, and the court directed that the sale be made accordingly. From disclosures made yesterday afternoon it appears that the failure of Rothschild Brof"., No. 180 State street, between Monrce and Adams streets, was a much more disastrous one than at first supposed. I;aac D. Rothschild, the senior member of the firm, appeared for examination in answer to a citation is sued several days ago by Judge Carter, on th- petition of Joseph Ueifeld. who is one cf the creditors. He said the firm was tnaeotei to his mother. Mrs. S. M. Rothschild, to the amount of $20,000 fcr borrowed money, and that there is due the lsndlord of the firm, W. R. Corwlth. abcut $12.TMX. Mr. Rothschiil said the firm had also borrowed of Mrs. Jus tine Rothschild, wife of Charles E.. one of the members of the firm, the sum of $8.0ti0. He stated further that M. Sonnenberg cf New Haven. Conn., is a creditor to the amount of $3.fMi0 for monev which the firm borrowed Mr. Sonnenberg Is the father of Mrs. Justine Rothschild. The witness stated that the amount owed for merchandise Is about $."u.-000. and the bank in which the firm had its deposit Is a creditor to the amcunt cf about $6,000. None cf this indebtedness, the witness said. Is secured. The firm has a flat building, the Brighton, at Forty-First street and Indiana avenue, which Is worth with the ground upon w hich it stands. $150,000. There is a first mortgage cn it of $!0 000. held by Cbauncey Blair, and a second incumbrance cf $20,0t0 held by a Mr. Wertheimer of New York. The original statement at the time if the assignment as to the assets and liabilities was that the former were about $75,000. and the latter In the neighborhood of $-45,000. A motion was made before Judge Showalter in the Tnited States Court yesterday by Attorney Adclph Moses for the discharge cf Messrs. Dernburg. Click, and Hcrner. the partners In the old "Leader" firm, which failed last summer. The members were arrested cn a writ in the t'nited States Circuit Ccurt. awcrn cut by II. B. Claflin & Co. of New York, alleging frsud. In bis argument for the discharge of the men Mr. Moses asserted the insufficiency cf the affidavit of Claflin & Co. Arguments will be resumed tomorrow. a Judge Baker yesterday ordered a new trial In the case cf ex-Congressman R. W. Dunham against Major Allyn. in which the former was given a verdict fcr $15,000 damages fcr the alienation of the affections of his wife. The verdict was set aside on the point raised by Judge Moran that improper reference had been made to the Jury regarding the divorce decree and that the attorneys for Dunham had Improperly stated to the Jury that Mrs. Dunham bad been divorced. Judge Hutchinson yesterday denied the petition cf William Hughes, w ho sought to have members of the city council deposed and fined for alleged malfeasance in cfilce. He charged them w ith having voted appropriations which were held to be unlawful because they were not provided for in the general appropriation ordinance fixed at the beginning cf the fiscal year. The court also held that Hughes was not entitled to an appeal. Further evidence was taken yesterday in the suit commenced by Maria Evans against the heirs of Dr. Henry Lawrence before Judge Brents no. All the witnesses placed on the stand by the complainant testified that Mrs. tivans had sustained the relation cf wife toward the doctor. The case will be continued Tuesday mcrning. Judge Hcrton yesterday afternoon appointed James L. Higgle. Jr.. receiver fcr the Vessel Owners" Towing Company. The receiver Immediately qualified on appointment by giving bonds amounting to $90,000. The appointment was made upon a hill filed by James L Higgle, the largest stockholder of the company. AXOTHER M1RDER (iflES AWRY. Coroner Derides Mra. lleeksaan Died of Xatnral Caaaea. A coroner's Jury -decided yesterday that Mrs. Maggie Beck; tn's death was caused by heart dlsesse.Co evidence was submitted to Indicate that murder was committed, but the police are still holding Hugo Heck man in custody. He was arrested at No. 2007 State street Friday, where the woman was found dead in her room. To Save Joe Doaaelly'a eek. Mexico. Mo.. Nov. 23. Special Telegram. If the leople of Audrain County ran legally prevent the evecution of Joe Donnelly next month they will do so. They are. with only four or Ave exceptions, petitioning Governor Stone to commute his sentence, and it la rumored lie is going to do so. Honnelly killed Sam Turner near this city by hitting him on the head with a rock. Repeuta .After Forty Yeara. Plymouth, Ind.. Nov. 23. Special Telegram. The Plymouth Hemocrac' Daniel McDonald, editor, bas renounced Its old party principles after forty years and thus leaves Marshall County, one of ITie banner Democratic counties in the etate, without an organ. Corn Shredders Are Deadly. Joliet. HI.. Nor. 23. Special Telegram. Henry Kempe of Frankfort. Will County, died today from injuries received in a com shredder. Several men in this vicinity have been killed with these machines. Yoaoar Skater Drowned. Janesvllle. Wis.. Nov. 3. Special Telegram. John Barron, tho 16-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Barron, was drowned this evening while skating on Rock River. The body was recovered half an boar later. Aired Coa ale Wed at Mnmcle. Muncle, Ind.. Nov. 23. Special Telegram. James R. Scott, a wealthy and retired farmer from Ruth County, married Mrs. Harriet A. Scott at the bride's home here' last evening. The two people ate each over v years old. WHO WILL BEAR THE BAXXEH.If Caavaaa of Candidates by Proaalaeat Xatlonal Leaders. ' New York. Nov. 23. Special Telegram. The Mall and Expreas of this city prints today selections from a mass of letters received lately bearing upon the subject of the selection of Presidential candidates by both parties next year. These opinions are from men prominent In the Democratic and Republican ranks, and who will have more or less Influence In bringing about results next rear. Senator Quay thinks that either Cleveland or Gorman may be the Democratic choice, and then has tbls to say of the Republican candidates: '' McKinley and Reed are the names that unquestionably stand highest in the favor of th Republicans of Pennsylvania generally throughout the atate. I do not hesitate to aay that personally I am for Thomas Brackett Keed for the Republican Presidential nomination of ltfJU. I do not say that he wHI be nominated. As second choice I am for McKinley or any other available man. . . Senator O. H. Piatt leans to Reed, and suggests Gorman. Cleveland, and Hill as possible Democratic selections. Senator Frye hints at Harrison, but is loyal to Reed. Senator Dolph believes In both McKinley acd Reed, and says the Democrats of Oregon look with favor on Hill. Senator McMillan says Michigan will continue true to Alger, and) that Cleveland has the call with the Democrats. Senator Jones cf Arkansas says there are very few intelligent Republicans in Arkansas, but that the rank and file will readily follow the banner cf either Reed cr McKinley. Ex-Senator James F. Wilson says that McKinley, Reed. Harrison. Allison. Cleveland, Hill, aud German all have friends In Iowa. Senator Blackburn intimates that Cleveland is a back number by reason of his position on the silver question. Senator Sherman rays McKinley will be nominated and elected. Russell Sage voices the same opinion, and Senator Horr furnishes a late pell taken by the Massachusetts agricultural papers aa follows: Reed, 40.10S;. McKinley. 33,078; Cleveland, 3.!M7; Hill, 19.095; scattering. 9.201. DR. CHAMBERS KOl.VD DEAD. Dody of a Maa Iladly Malilaied Dra gated front the River. Dr. J. E. Chambers, of No. S31 Forty-Third street, was fcund dead in bed at the Lansing Hctei. No. 133 Adams street, at 9 o'clock yesterday morning. The people of the hotel did not know him, and so notified the police, who searched his pockets and fcund his name and address. The body was taken to Rolston's morgue, where it was identified by Dr. J. II. Eskridge of the same place. An Inquest was held in the afternoon, and the Jury returned a verdict of death by heart disease. Dr. Chambers was 35 years old, and unmarried. He had a sister living near Marion, Ind-.'and other relatives in the same state, to whom the body will be sent. Yesterday morning Officer Simon Kelly of the Central detail found the trunk of a man's body in the river at the State street bridge. It was taken to Rolston's morgue at No. 11 Adams street. The body was entirely nude, and the extremities had been apparently torn of by the propeller of a beat. A part of the head remained, on which was a pcrticn of a long, red mustache. "The body had been in the water foj months. At the inquest the Jury returned a verdict to the effect thai the man came to his death by drewning on or about Nov. 12. but whether by accident or otherwise the Jury, from the evidence, was unable to determine. John Mara, a patient at the county hospital, which institution he often visited to recuperate after an attack cf delirium tremens, committed suicide Friday night by Jumping out of a second-story window. Rudibic Zersobec. living on Senescballe. near Rcot street, while picking up coal on the Western Indiana tracks yesterday morning was rjjn down by a Chicago and Eastern Illinois ei.8tne and badly hurt. He was taken tn the county hospital, and may die. Railroads and Wheels. There is a good deal of loud talk. ' especlalty In the East, over the question of transporting bicycles as baggage. Some railroads, including such large systems as the Erie and the West Shore, take biryles as they do other baggage, without any charge at ail. The Long li.iai.d road has certain tiains with baggage cars specialiy for wheels, and no extra charge for the wheel. Othera will not carry a bieyrle without extra pay. Some charge according to distance: othera refuse to put one into a ear for less than 25 to 50 cents, no matter if It accompanies a passenger who Is going such a short distance that bis fare is only 15 or 20 cents. The increasing number of bicycles and the number of travelers on Journeys who desire to their wheels mlth them will keep the question a five one. The Railroad Gazette defends the railroads In refusing to carry wheels free. It savs flatly that there ia nothing in likening them to bag-g-sre. because the companies are not bound to curry baggage free: they do it because the pro-pi it Ion of trunks to paxsenger is to alight, but. if each passenger took hia full allowance of baggage, trains couldn't run. The bicycle Is cumbersome and very abundant, there isn't roem for it. so out with it. That's the argument. Roads, however, w hii h have a sham coincxti. tion will consider the ntieeiton. If is pretty certain that the wheel of the future will have to be dumped in as bacgace. and take its chances ot a smash. Charged with lafrlacrmrnl of Patent. Elgin. I1L. Nov. 23. Special Telegram. The Elgin Electric Illuminating Company has been notified by the General Electric Company th;it It Is infringing on the latter ratcnt by using the bridge circuit around a single dvnamo and 1 1 anr- femiJg switch. The hljin romi-iinv denies this, snd asks for an investigation. tialenn Children Interested. Galena. 111.. Nov. 23.-Special Telegram. A society of Juveniles oiled the Galena Grant Hand of Mercy, bring d.-sirous of contributing to the Lugene Field monument, has arranged for an entertainment to be given and the proceeds at ill be presented in tne name ol tne cliiluicn of Galena. Koaail Dead la the now. Goshen. Ind., Nov. 23. Special Telegram. The body of James MrNutt was found covered with snow this morning between his bouse and barn. It is suposed that McNutt. who lived alone, started for the barn last night and fell dead He was 0 years of age. A Stenniahift'a Larder. On the Journey across the Atlantic the pns-sengers of one of the great liners conxume. it is Mid. S.tHa) pounds of mutton. 24.rtM pounds ct beef, 16."K"0 to 20.0iK eggs, and eiglKccn tons of potatoes. Loan: and Short Streets. The longest paved street in the world Is Washington street, Boston, which is 17 H miles long; tho shortest is the Hue Ble. Paris, which is bare I y twenty feet long. CrieUet Hal Wood. White willow, the chosen wood for the cricket bat. Is said to be disa)vcaring from England.' EnKllah I nramv Tax. London pays 42 per cent of the income tax ot England and Wales. HALLET a THEY LAST A LIFE T.VE. DAVIS H FOK j6 VEAXS THE l-AVORITE 1 PIANOS. I SOLO BY THE h ) MAKERS ONLY. ) 239-241 WABASH-AV., CORNER JACICSON-ST. MURDERED BY INCHES A Married Woman's Marvelous Escape from Death. , The following startling disclosures of a New Englaud woman would baffle belief were not the positive proofs at hsnd. Lost for nearly a year to ber family and friends, tortured by most agonising trials into a mere living rhadow, the restored wife and mother now makes public the particulars of her rescue. Her trouble dates back to a year ago last June, when worry and overwork brought on a condition of mental depression, from which. eevf potrxDH. arc. ia. 143poi'xim. Kur. 23. 1 do what she would, she was unable to frea herself. Her family noticed that she seemed to lose all energy. Next ber strength gave way. Then she began to waste In flesh, until the wrinkled skin of her face hung from her cheekbones. Her elbows were sharp. She could not bear to rest them on the table. It seemed as if nothing but her skeleton was left. Seeking health abroad, by the advice of her physician, she failed so fast that her husband did not recognize her when he met her on the deck of the returning steamer. Her children wero frightened at the "strange woman." Eminent specialists, who were now consulted, sent her to a Rhode Island-sanitarium. According to her own words, such, were her sufferings and so hopeless her condition that whenever she lay down to troubled sleep she hoped that she might never wake. . The most tempting food seemed like bitter medicine. Her brain only a machine for measuring pain. Her only thought that she was being murdered by inches. No help from seashore or mountains. No relief from doctors, medicines, or hospitals. Another relapse. Her disease an unfathomable mystery. Every doctor had a new name for it. It was In this stage that she heard how the lives of Mrs. L P. Coates or Blytbebourne, Kings County. New York; Mrs. Tbos. McGill, of Blue Reck. Ohio; Mr. J. J. Hume of Corfu. Genesee County. New York; Mrs. Charles Jewell of Cadillac, Mich., and many other had been saved by the treatment discovered by the founder the Invalids' Hotel and Surgical Institute, at Buffalo, N Y GAINED OVER 40 POCXDS- With the readiness with which a dying mortal catches st a straw, this poor woman, given up by ber family and acquaintances as Inst to jhe world, took Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery fcr one week, and stopped growing wcrse. She continued its use a second week, and actually gained two pounds. The third week her weight increased nearly ' three pounds. The fourth, five pounds, aud such was her continued strides to health, thit when she had taken five bottles of this wonderful nerve nourishing, tissue building, invigorating, and vitalizing medicine she had ganed over forty pounds. In a little more than three months her disease, which no one at borne or abroad could heretofore understand or master, was cured by Dr. Pierce's Goldeti Medical Discovery. It transformed her from a skeleton weighing ninety-eight pounds to a perfectly healthy, happy woman, weighing one budred and forty-three. Marvelous as the restoration of this lady no doubt is, the cure is not an exceptional one as far as Dr. Pierce's great remedies are concerned. ' Their public and private records show that in every state of the I'nion.aa wel. as In foreign lands, thousands of people have been brought back from the shadow of death to strength and vigor. 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