slrlflftfllr 11111 1 H 11 11 fill :.it,n - ".7. 11 VOL. XXIX. NO. 122. SATURDAY EVENING, APRIL 25, 1891. G CTS. A WEEK. PTiS" WAS IT THE RIPPER? Peculiar Characteristics of the Murdsr in New York Yesterday. A DISSOLUTE WOMAN THE VICTIM. Found Dlsembswslsd in i Lodging House, and ths Murderer Undetected- THE POLICE WITHOUT ANY CLUES WHATEVER New York, April 25. Th finding of the body of a diserubowled woman, 'be fact of, which was telegraphed to the In-Depkndent yesterday, in an Ka&t river boarding house of low repute, continues to elicit intense interest in all sections of the citv. From all indications tr. v.-onld appear as if the fiendish "Jack t.e Ripper." of White Cbap.d, Locdon, Eng., lias lozatit in th: city. At 10:45 p. m. woman over 50 years of age, a dissolute character, accompanied by a man entered the Fourth Ward Hotel, a low resort at No. 14 Catherine slip, and registered as "Knicloi and wife." They took a room on an upper floor and the woman was not seen again alive. Discovering the Horrible Crime. ' In the morning Edward Fitzgerald, a clerk in the house, hearing no noise, rapped on the door of the room occupied by the couple. There was no answer and he finally broke in the door. A horrible sight met his gaze. On the floor lay the woman in a big pool of blood. She had been dead for hours. Her abdomen had been fairly ripped open with a dull, broken table knife, that lay in the pool of blood. The viscera had been cut, and from appearance m part was missing. With cunning still analogous to that of the Whitechapel murderer this bloodthirsty wretch also made his escape and left no trace behind. The woman's head was bandaged. A cloth had been tied about her neck and face, but whether for any foul purpose or to hide any ot.t traces of murder the attendant did no .'.at to see. He gave the alarm at the office and a messenger was hastily despatched to the police station. She Was Strangled First. Coroner Schultz quickly arrived at the hotel and made a hasty examination. AVheu the face of the woman was exposed to the light ic was a hideous sight. The tongue was out of the mouth and swollen, the eyes bulged from their sockets, the nose was flattened to the face, and about the neck was a circle of congealed blood. The appearance of the face convinced the coroner that the woman had first been strangled, and then cut. Turning over the body it was found that tho murderer had left his mark. The broken end of the knife had been used to miike a large cross on the back of the spine. A Force of Detectives at Work. The police are straining every nerve to apprehend the murderer. Four Central Office detectives have been detailed to aid the ward detectives in the matter and a search is being made of all the downtown lodging houses to ascertain whether auy stranger had taken a room subsequent to the perpetration of the awful butchery. Similar to London's Whitechapel. The murdered woman has been positively identified as an all night "rounder" of many years standing in the dis- which is similar in many respects to the Whitechapel district of London. Though the woman's real name could not be ascertained, it was learned that she was known as "Shakespeare" among her associates. This soubriquet was applied to her because of the fluent way in which ehe repeated the lines of the great bard. She was a handsome woman, with striking features of a Roman cast, and a form of remarkable symmetry for a woman of her a?e. There are even traces of refinement visible beneath the marks left by a life of dissipation. "Hons, of All Drunks." The place in which the woman's life was ended is known to the residents in that locality as the "House of all drunks." It has a bad reputation and is perhaps one of the worst of its class in the city. The police say that numerous crimes have been committed within its portals, and only recently the bartender has been arrested for cutting a man down with a sabre. Several Arrests Made. Two detectives arrested a young Frenchman who is called "Frenchy." It is claimed that "Frenchy" was seen with the murdered woman on Thursday night. This he strenuously denies, but Inspector Byrnes feels confident he has got the right man. Altogether the polico have arrested four men and seven women who are supposed to be able to throw light upon the affair. Later investigations of the police have disclosed much of the woman's identity and history. Her name was Carrie Iirown. Tho Latest Clnas Fonnd New York, April 25 Wnen the five women and two men were hustled out of their cells in the Oak street police station this rtornlng detectives questioned them closeiy in the hope of eliciting something that might aid tbem in thnir search for the man who disembowled the old woman, Carrie Erown. in the East River Hotel. One of the males is kDown as "Frenchy." The police refuse to make his name public A Eair of trousers supposed to belong to lighter, "Frenchy" or some o'her man, who is tinder wrest were brought to tae station boas4 th s moraine. Spots on the trousers may be blood stains. Tbey answer the description of the trousers worn by the woman's slayer. They were found in a Bowery lodging bouse, where tbey had ;been left by a man who went there about 3 o'clock yesterday morning. This man, it is known, frequented the East River Hotel. There are 172 cases on the list of the Lancaster County Court, which opened -rerday. HAVE.MHYEH TALKS ABOUT STJOAK. What He Says Abont tho Negotiations With Mr. Spreckela. New York, April 25. H. O. Have-meyer, of the American Sugar Kenning Company, said to a reporter yesterday, in response to an inquiry as "to what was new in regard to the Sprockets Decollations. "There never has been anything in the Spreckels negotiations, there is no'hins now and there never will be anything." This is the first time that an emphatic statements from an olH-cial sonrce has been made relative to this matter Speaking of the to called grocers' agreement' he said that some of the outside refiners were still holding out against it. His attention was called to a dispatch from Washington stating that Superintendent Porter proposed to bring an action against the Sugar Trust for refusing to answer the inquires of the census takers as to the statistics of their business. He was asked whether the Sugar Tniht had refused to answer the inquiries. "Well, I would rot draw the liue as fine as that," he said. "We were willing to tell what he had to, and no more, and the question of how much wo must tell will have to be set-tit d by law. I know nothing about the proposed action, but suppose we will be served with the papers. We are ready for it." NATIONAL FINANCES. Secretary Foster Confident of the Government Meeting all Demands Upon It. Washington, April 23. Thore are $50.-000,000 4 per cent. U. S. bonds, which will be due on September 1, 1S91. In conversation on the subject, Secretary of the Treasury, Foster ' said last evening there would be no trouble I about the next qnarterly payment of Iptnsions in June, aggregating between $25,000,000 and $23,000,000. The available money at the disposal of the Tieasurv he I placed at about $70,000,000. Included in this aggregate the Secretary mentioned the subsidiary coin now in the Treasury, the large amount of deposits held by national banks, the surplus of aporoxlreatelv $ 11,000.000 and also about 6 0C0 000 in bullion and $4,000,000 in the Treasury upon which no certificates have been issued. Epidemic of Deata and Suicide. London, April 25. The epidemic of ! death and suicide teems not to be con fi nod j tD this side of the Atlantic. Our British ; cousins are having their share of it. Every-; body who bas crossetl the pond knows the magnificent sweep r granite masonry that forms the celebrated Thames embankment. Yesterday afternoon a boy who was skylarking on the parapet of the Victoria embankment missed his footing and fell into the river. A gentleman, throwing off his coat, leaned into the river and swam to the boy's assistance too late for, strive as be would, the rapid current was too strong for him, and the boy was drowned. An Kanbezsler Caught In Cuba. Philadelphia, April 25. George W. Ritchie, who absconded, it is alleged, on Febrnary 21, with $7,800, belonging to the Commonwealth National i Bank, of which he was the re-' ceiving teller has, it is reported, been : arrested in Havana, Cuba. Ritcbie had I traveled in all directions in the effort to elude pursuit, but was followed by a determined detective, who at last pounced on his man in Havana, and if the intelligence received here is correct, now his the embezzler secure. Exports of Wheat. Washington, April 23. The exports of Canada during the list nine months show an increase of more than $500,000. GERMANY'S GREAT SOLDIER CEAO Count Von MM FxplreJ Sudden'; In ths Cii; of ueiiiu losioiuo- A WHOLE NATION BURIED IN MOURNING Berlin, April 25. The death of Field Marsha! Count Von Moltke has just been announced. Count Von Moltke attended the session of the Reichstag held yesterday afternoon. His death was sudden, and the physicians who were summoned said that it was caused by failure of the heart. Ha died at 9 45 p. ni.. passing away quietly and painlessly. The news of the Count's unexpected death has caused great sorrow in this city, all classes joining in the general regret and all public aDd private buildiugs putting on the usual drap ngs of moutnins. It was not known dcring the day that the venerable soldier was so near death, and therefore the announcement fell like a thunder bolt on this city. The imperial family was especially plunged in deep regret, the Kaiser dispatching messengers bearing his regrets to the rela'ives of the great soldier, with offers of every assistance that is nec-esiary under the circumstances. CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE DEATH. London, April 25. A dispatch from Berlin says that Count Von Moltke walked home yesterday eve from the Reichstaff. He ate a hearty supper and rose from his seat with the intention apoarently of retiring. Suddenly he staggered and would have fallen bad it not been for the fact that a servant sprang to his assistance. The Count was then carried to his bed-rooai and was placed upon the bed upon which be died a few minutes later. THE COUST'S WILL. The will of The Co-int states he desire8 that his burial should take place at. Creisau, where his wife and child are buried. The funeral, if the Count's requests are followed is to be strictly private, but it is thought possible that the Emperor will override the ded soldier's wishes in this respect and that his funeral will be made the occasion for a grand military display. WHERE HE DIED. Beelin, AprU 25. Couut Von Moltke died in the study of his official residence, on the Konigspla!z. He appeared to be in bis usual heat h early yesterday -evening He supped as usual and his appetite was good. All the officers of the General's staff were informed of his death and they all assembled at the dead toldiers house before daylight. ,For further pir'.icoUra tea k-olu page.) LYNCHED BY SOLDIERS. Privates of a UnlfaJ States Garrison Talis the Work of Revenge In Hand. SEVENTY INDIGNANT MEN DO IT Remarkab'e Increase of Insanity Among Farmers' WiTds and Daughters In Iowa. SEVENTY-NINE WEDDED TO SEVENTY-SEVEN. Walla Walla, Wash., April 25. A. 3. Hunt, the slayer of Private Miller on Wednesday u'ghf, was lynched last evening by the soldiers from the Garrison, and fell in the Court House yard riddled with sixteen bullets. Early in the evening the Sheriff received intellegence that an attempt would be made to lynch Hunt and in company with the prosecuting attorney he repaired to the garrison and told Colonel Compton what they feared and asked him to assist them. He ptomised to do so. The Sheriff returned and engaged a number of extra gnards, but. all of them had not arrived when a crowd of probably seventy soldiers appeared and demanded that the officers open the doors of the jail. When this demand was refused the soldiers began work on the door with haoimors and chisels. Further resistance then being useless, the doors were opened, and thirty or forty cocked revolvers were leveled at the beads of all inside and the keys to tbe ceiU demanded. Toe88 were given them and when Hunt's cell was shown them they quickly took him out to the Court House yard and shot him. E.tcitemeDt was intense and a crowd of people surged about the street in from the jail until after midnight. Immediately after the shooting the soldiers, went to their quarters and it will be difficult to identify those concerned in the shooting, though many were not masked. Hunt was a gambler and met Mr. Miller last Wednesday night in a saloon. Tbe two began drinking, and soon became involved in a quarrel, Hunt drew his revolver and fatally shot the soldier. A Cork In Bis Bronchus. New Yop.r. April 25 White Rev. Dr. George M. Bothwell, was administering medicine to one of his children last Saturday held the cork of the bottle in bis teeth, another child was playing cn the floor, and its pranks caused the father to laugh. The cork was drawn into Doctor Both well's throat while he was laughing, and almost suffocated him. Dr. George R. Westbrook and Dr. Sherlock, a throat specialist, were called in consultation, but the cork could not be -fonnd, although it was positively discovered that it had not lodged ip the windpipe. All efforts to remove the cork have proven a failure. In anity In Iowa. Des Moinbs, Iowa, April 25. Assistant Secretary Auireos, of the State Board of Health, has prepared an internsticg table of tbe number of cases of insanity within the State and the alarming growth of the malady especially among the people living in the rural districts. The total number of casts increased from 1.507 iu 1SS9, to 1.940 in 1S00. Dr. Andrews says that 'the increiseis larger in the rural district, among farmers and especially so among their wives and daughters. Ho is unable to account for it unless it is the humdrum, hard working, pleasure ignoring lives they lead that is to blame. Tho Felice Stop a Ring Flint. Boston, April 25. The fight between Ike Weir and Jouuuy vi.-iiuu ioc the ieauitir weight championship of America and a $1,000 purse at Cohasset, was stopped in the fourth round by the police this morning. Griffin undoubtedly having the best of it at that time, having knocked Weir down three times in the third round and twice in the fourth, when the police inteifered. Sevanty-nioo Wedded to Seventy-Seven. Goshen, Iod., April 25. Rev. James Aid ison. of Ligouier, aged 79, was last evening married to Mrs. Mary Ann White, of the same place, aged 77. Thirty-seven years ago Mr. Atchisou baptizad Mrs. White and some years later her husband. He also officiated at their wedding and Mr. White's funeral a few years ago. SEIPPENSBURQ. Items Gathered in and Around the Beautiful Cumberland Valley Hnronffh. Correspondence of the LNDKPEXDrxr. Shippensburg, April 25 A picked nine from this place went to Orrstown on Friday afteraoon to play a gain of ball with the team of that place which had previously been arranged, and oa the picked nine arriving there the hayseeds for some reason refused to play tbem, fearing, we suppose, that the picked nine would wipe the ground up with them. As usual quite a number of ShippensHargers, who are frrfcat admirers of the National game, a-compaaied the nine and among them were a number of boys whose ages ranged from nine to twelve years. The nine from this place seeing there was no show of arranging mitters with tbe "Layseeders," arranged a game for the boys. Imagine ten-year-old boys playing a base ball team composed of men. As expected the Moss-backs downed the kids by a score of twenty-six to seventeen. Althrougn the defeat was no victory, by which the Orrstown team should crow over, but a credit to the small boys who in fact played a remarkable game throughout. A number of strangers arrived in town during the day from different parts of the State to attend the seventeenth anniversary of the C. V.S. Normal School Literary Society, which we will give fall account of in Monday's issue. The first car load of stock over the P. H. & P. R. R. was shipped from here this morning by our well known butcher and stock dealer, C. R. Hargebroad. Rc.ad the Harrisburg daily Indepen-dest, eight pages. Think of the price an eight page newspaper for six cents a week, delivered at yonr door. Mr. John Mtcalf of Qaincey spent Friday in this place. The Influence Comic Opera Company went to pieces at Reading on a $400 execution against its properties. MIDDLETOWN ITEMS. News -Gathered by Oor Itegnlsr Corrc spond-ent at Thnt Lively Korough. Never has the demand for houses in this borough been as great as at tho present. On all sides the cry is for houses. To meet this pressing want many of our men of means are erecting tasty and commodious houses, for which they receive very satisfactory rents. The rapid addition of new buildings has created a demand for carpsnters, bricklayers, plasterers and other required woik-man in that line, of which there is by no means an excess of du tubers iu thelown. Mr. ' Jovph T. Riymoud has broken ground, adjoining the Lutheran church on Union street In which he will build a model home. The Epworth League of the Ann Street M. E. church held a large and enthusiastic meeting on Wednesday evening, at which new officers were elected and plans discussed for the future successful operation of that organization. "Spot cash," is the latest manifesto from some of our business bouses, that have for many years conducted an almost indiscriminate credit business. Large losses by that system have improved them with the folly of encouraging dead-boatism and so they have turned to a better way. The experiment so far has been a success. The proposed building of a passenger and freight station by the Philadelphia and Reading Company at this point, hangs fire, all owing to the recent action of our borough Council, exacting certain unexpected and as many thiuk uncalled for pledges from that corporation. Some of the Council have since discovered that their action was not generally approved and are disposed to back water. The children in our public schools are going through the sweat-box process of a public examination. The chatter one hears ficmi their lips as one passes along the itreet Is all about "average." Commencement day will occur on May 21st. The graduating class this year will be quite limited in number. Messrs. Rewalt and Campbell, who recently bought the property of C. W. Raymond, at Union and Emaus street are building an additional store room and remodeling the npper stories. Market was poor this morning. The Liberty Band gave a concert in the Opera house a few evenings since, that has invoked the praise of all who are capable of apprpcialing a high order of music. Mips Myrtle A. Ware, a pupil of the infant department of tbe M. E. Sabbath school received as a reward for regular attendance beautiful hymn book. Chas. Gotshall purchased a large flat from Elijah McCreary. It bad been built for the steamboat but when completed was fonnd to be too larga. Mr. iJo'.shall will use if as a sand flat. Workmen are engaged in grading the lot adjoining the residence of Mr. Matheson, on Main street, where the residence of Mr. Frank Mnsseiman will soon be erected. The Seninr class of Spruce Hill Seminary are already making preparations for the commencement, which will b6 held on May 21. The Alumni Association of Spruce Hill Seminary will meet this evening in the H.gh school room. KEWV1LLE. Return Home of a RliHSionnry Other Interesting News I'emft, Special C'orrespondenco to the Independent. Xswvili.u, April 25. Rev. Hood. Laughlio, formerly of this place, but for the past ten years a missionary to China, returned home this morning t3 visit the scenes of his childhood, Mr. Llughlin is a son of John A. Laugh-lin, one of the oldest and best known residents of this place. He expects to spend a year in this country, and then return to China to continue his missionary labors in that country, under the direction of the Board of Foreign Mis sions of the Presbyterian Church. 5nn(r Wori'lhnrn paid a flying visit to Carlisle yesterdav on business. Augustus Ritchie, esq., of Carlisle, formerly proprietor of the Washington house of that place is negotiating for tbe management of the Doubling Gap Springs hotel. The new dwelling of the Misses McCul-loiis!b. on Parsonage street is about completed, and is an ornament to the street. By the way, what has become of New-ville's building boom? Tho members of Susquehanna Tribe, No. 131 J. O. R. M. , are making extensive preparations to attend tbe annual Great Council of the order at Harrisburg, May 12th and 13th. It is expected every member will go. The New Kingston Cornet Band is practicing regular and is becoming a very popular orgauizition in this community. D. W. Nead, M. D., of Harrisburg, medical examiner of the P. R. R. Relief Department was in town yesterday on professional business. Mr. Geo. L. Gussman went to Philadelphia to-day, on a visit of two or three days. Subscrioe for the Daily Independent. Eight pages, full of telegraphic and local news. Delivered by carrier at six cents a week. Watch for the Newville tetters, NEWS ITEM 3 FROM OBERLIN. A General Reanme of Affairs In the Village Near Steelton. Rev. W. L. Helsler and wife of Harrisburg were visiting in town on Wednesday, Messrs, W. J. Zjiders and J. Frank Page, attended the love feast at Hanover church yesterday. . Mr. S.mon Brown, the popular tinsmith, who recently opened a shop in this place, removed bis family and household goods from Middletowu to Oberlin, on Wednesday. Mrs. Eby, who resided with her son, John Eby, near town, died on Wednesday, being almost 90 years of age. Mr. George Bressler will erect a new double frame house in the near future. Jarsd Rhoads, the enterprising contractor, will do the work. The Mite Society of the U. B. church will hold Its regular monthly business meeting to-night. The ealo of Rev. Frank Balsbaugh, executor of Jacob Snavety, deceased, was held on Tuesday and good prices were realized for all the personal property sold. The real estate was withdrawn owing to the low price bid for it. The members of the St- Paul's A. M. E. church held a sociable in the Band hall, on Monday evening. It was largely attended by parties from Steeilon and this place. All Quiet it gcottdale. Sc-.ttdale, Pa., April 5:5. The general condition of the Coke region to-day is that of quietness. No evictions have" taken place. THE FIRE RECfllD. ' 4 Narrow Escape of a Famr,ES" 1 Servant Perishes in Flames. NINE VALUABLE HORSES BURN EO. Saron Thousand Flra Hundred Tennessee Miners Who Will Not Strike Ma) 1:t- THE NEW ORLEANS LYNCHERS INDICTED. Philadelhhia, April 25. A fire occurred abont five o'clock this morning at No. 1351 South street m a three story building occupied by William Knocker as a shoe store and dwelling, which resulted in the death of Mary Loxre, a servant girl, aged 20 years. Tbe fire originate! from a defective flue and had gained considerable headway when the sleeping occupants were aroused by the shouts of the paople in the street. Mr. Knocker with his wifrt and two children escaped to the street In safety by means of the firemen's ladders. The unfortunate servant girl appeared at the third story back windows but seem dazed aad disappeared, and must have fallen down stairs as her- body was found later at the foot of jthe stairs where she had perished from suffocation. The house and contents were damaged to the extent of about one thousand dollars. NINE HORSES LOST IN FIRE. Philadelphia, April 25. One nf the stables on the Belmont race track, near Elm station, on the Pennsylvania railroad, was totally destroyed by fire early this morning and nine valuable trotting horses perished. The burned animals belonged to different well-known horsemen. AUTOMATIC CAR COUPLER. A Standard Type Adopted bv trie Master Car Builders' Association. New York, April 25. Tbe Engineer, iivi XeiKs says that in October, 1887, after a series of tests, the Master Car Builders' Association adopte 1 a standard type of automatic freight car coupler. This type bas now been accepted, and is being applied to new freight cars by railways controlling 71.S11 milea of road and 702,443 cars, which is about CO per cent, of the freight cars in tbe United States, The numbers of cars equipped by these companies during 1890 was 53,500, and more than 21,000 more have been equipped since the beginning of 1891, making the total number now equipped about 123,000, Tba Inter-state Commerce Commission reported for the year ending June 30, 1880, no less than 800 deaths and 5757 injuries among railway employes while coupling cars. Stilaeof Illinois Coal miners. . Springfield, 111., April 25. The representative of the miners from the various coal mines of the State had a conference in . this city yesterday. They had invited the operators to be present to endeavor to arrange for a satisfactory settlement of any difference that might exist between the miners and operators. The operators failed to appear and the miners accordingly decided to inaugurate a general strike all over the State on May 13th, unless the operators accede to the demand for eight hours for a day's labor. Eatal Debauch of Two Bnyg. New York April 25. Andrew M'oKenna 8 years old. and Noil Mofiatt, 11 years old, stole a five gallon keg cf whisky from a wagon in Brooklyn yesterday afternoon. They rolled the keg into a vacaut lot, where iiiey lapped auu liraiik heavily oi its cuu -tents. How much they drank is not known as the keg was empty when found. The boys were found unconscious by a policeman and were taken to the hospital. McKenna died soon after bis arrival there, and his companion is very low and will .lso die. Suicide of Popular Young Man. New Orleans, Anril 25. Reeves Lewis, Secretary of the New Orleans City railroad and one of the most popular young men in town, committed suicide by blowing oat bis brains. Lewis had evidently contemplated suicide for Iw sent a letter to the President of his company on Thursday, announcing that he would not go down to the office yesterday, and telling him what should be done. New Orleans Lynchers Indicted, New Orleans, April 25. The grand jury has returned indictments for attempted jury bribing against Ferdinand Armond, counsel fc Charles Bartornow, one of the eight prisoners who escaped tbe massacre, and Charles Granger, who is said to be an employee of the Louisiana Lottery Company. Both men were arrested and released on bail. Miner Who Will Not Strike. Knoxville, Tenn., April 25. It bas been definitely settled that 7,500 miners of this district will not strike on May 1st. A conference of operators and agents of the Miners Confederation was held yesterday and the same contract that has been in force for the past five years was settled for another year. Philadelphia Harms. PHTLAr-ELPHT. April 23. Floor, firm, bnt quiet, Pennsylvania aupeis, f3.9034.'25; extra. t4.Z"a4.ri0; No. 2 foniily, S4 family, B4.50 i4.75; roller, I5.005.40; patent. $50a.uo, Wneit Firm and qni-t; N. 2 rVtiuiyif ania red, 1.2K al.S); No. 2 red, $l.22a$ l.!2. Uorn Strong and higher; No. 84aH41!c. Oats Steady and quiet; No. 2 wmte, 64'ic; No. 2 mixed. C3J. Bran Scarce and firm; winter, t23.0O32S.04; prin t2-t.IMa.HM. Baled Hr ihji! end weak; timothy, Ill.OOg 12.50: mixed. Sii.0OglO.5u. Baled Hyu Straw Si .51 n 20.75. Butter Firm lor Hue goods; Pennsylvania ereamery extra, Lfi?27o.; PemisyiTama prints extra, wnoieaaie. 20 n Ho.; lobbing, :la:io. iCKH Sternly and lair; Pennsylvania nrats 12 (glSu. Oheese Firm; part skims, 7 2.3; full skims, 2 (83. Petrolium Dull; refined in barrels, ?3.90g Potatoes Firm, fl.I091.3a. FHtXADKLFHIA, Anril ?5. 3J0 r, H Reading Pjunffylvania.. b'.'s Leuieb Volley..... 4-' North Paciflo 20 jorth Pacifle preferred ;nVg .... ...... KUN INTO A STREET CAR. Jacob Logan, In Charge of a Farmer's TearC Driven loo Fast. J. Logan, a young man who is employed by W. A. Mounn, a farmer living near Hummelstown, by reckless driving ou Third street, this morning made a very narrow escape from killing the horse ha was driving. Jacob had evidently imbibed freely of the tin id that tangleth the feet and when about to drive from Thiid onto Market street, did not seem to notice the team coming in the opposite direction as well as a street car. He failed to stop bis horse in proper time and dashed into the front end of the street car notwithstanding the efforts of the driver of ths car to prevent the collision. The shaft was broken and tbe horse in the farmer's vehicle was thrown to the asphalt pavement and narrowly escaped contact with the wheels of the car. The old and much worn harness that broke under tho weight of the horse gava it an opportunity to become released, and this prevented the accident that it was feared would occur. A crowd soon collected and the young man was helped to lis up the result of his carelessness. The blame for the accident is attributable to carelessness on the part of Logan in reckless driving on, a crowded thoroughfare. Donations to the Hospital. W. K, Alrirks, Treasurer of the Harrisburg Hospital has received Ihe following recent donations: Ladies' Hospital Aid Society, $407; Pine street Presbyterian church, $S9. 65; A J. Dull, $100; Centra) Iron Works. $305: Market Square Presbyterian church, $35 41; Grace M. E. church, $43 33; Hebrew congregation, $50; Ridge avenue M. E. church, $10; Junior Department Pine street Presbyterian Sunday school, $20. Contributions of cash can be sent to tbe Treasurer at the Dauphin Deposit Bank. Sttte Pharmaceutical Board The State Pharmaceutical Board examined a large number of applicants to con duct a pharmacy business in the State, iq the Girl.s High school room to-day. The, larzest number of those present were from Philadelphia, at least thirty being from the, Quaker city. Joseph, son of Dr. J. NeU son Clark, of this city, was one of those examined. A Bab; Injured By a Kail. A six-month-old child of Mrs. B. Michaels was severely injured by a fall last evening. The child s mother was running and bouncing the baby to amuse it, when it accidentally tell from her arms, mulcting an injury to the right leg which it is feared will maim tbe child for hie. Marriage Licenses. ' The following marriage licenses havei. been granted since our last report: Daniel K, Carl, of Williams township, and Ellen Bordner, of Carsinville. j Cyrus L. Suavely, of Deodate, and Mary-Gingrich, of Campbellstown. Continue! fair Weather. The cold wave covered the lake regiont. yesterday and extended to this city ant vicinity during tbe night, sending the tem perature down to 42 degrees. Generally warmer weather and continued fair is indi. cated for this vicinity. T. M. C. A. Meeting. The men's meeting in the Y. M. C. A at half past three to-morrow afternoon wit be led by Mr. Chas. P. Boll. These mee ings are growing in interest and all mei are invited to attend. Personal. George W. Shroyrr. a leading florist oi Lancaster, and a former citizen of Harrisburg, was in the city to-Uay attending .tc business. George H. Straede, a former resident of Harrisburg, and lately of Philadelphia, has again located here with his tamiiy. James McCrea, Esq., formerly Superintendent of tha Middle Division, P. R. R has been elected to succeed J. N. McCul-lough, as first Vice President. A FIENDISH FATHEH Ha Brutal! Murders His Wife and Two Children Wi.h anAxa. FAILURE TO SUPPORT THEM THE CAUSE. Archie Mo., April 25. The house of E. B. Loper, a butcher here, remained closed Wednesday and Thursday, and suspicion being aroused the city marshal yesterday broke in the door and found the dead bodies of Mrs. Loper and two young chld-ren. They had been brutally murdered with an axe by Loper, who had left on. Tuesday night. He left a note in the room stating that he murdered his wife and children because he was unable to provide for them. The Urlp in England. London, April 25. The grip is making itself felt in the House of Commons. The committee in charge of the Railway bill has been compelled to adjourn for a week in consequence of the sickness of leading wit-nesses. In the collieiy villages in Bedfordshire the epidemic is spreading, many colliers being compelled to leave the pits daily through illness. Outsiders Can't Get Divorce. Washington, Del., April 25, The Delaware House of Representatives yesterday pasfed the Senate bill prohibiting the courts from taking cognizance of divorce cases where the causes alleged occurred in another State or foreign country, unless such causes were at the time legal ground for divorce in such other State or country. A Desperado Shot. Versailles, Ky., April 25. Nelson Gray, a desperado who was awaiting trial for aison and burglary, was shot through the head and killed by Jailor Hall yesterday while attempting to escape. Fecretary Halford Sail for Europe. New Yobk, April 25. Among the passengers wbo sailed to-day for Europe in the steamer "Saale," was Elijah W. Hal-ford. Private Secretary to President Harrison.
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