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Alton Daily Telegraph (Newspaper) - December 26, 1890, Alton, Illinois ALTON DAILY TELEGRAPH. VOLUME 30. ALTON, LLL., FRIDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 20. 1800. RIGHT TO THE FRONT Ahead of, ell Competition, we plan* our COMPLETE and well as. sorted stock of HOLIDAY GrOODS COMPLETE IN ASSORTMENT ! SPLENDID IN QUALITY ! OVERFLOWING WITH GENEROUS BARGAINS*. aor STATIONERY-We have *urpa#s*>1 til |>-. vlous *-fn>rts and aik ever* r, • x arn I ne our • egant line In Hit* department We call special att. to ifiirBn* prw to ii.PKK and GOLD PEN for It CUM.    evcrj^l.cVa    Tor    a,,d $3 oSpSS£8! gar BLOKE—Standard Work*, Holiday (Oft Bt *», Juvenile Book*; Booklet* etc etc DOLLS! BOLIA! DOLL BCCGIKS! We offer the bolt Iuality full sired, •nods at Lowell In ehlna, rat, washable, ip.iue. Jointed, •ubiier. patent, (relied kid body md musical dom. jOB’l fat* to lee tm line. TOYS. patent Swln*1i.g md Shoo fly hoi* », Hanoi, Waih et*. V' a and Dialer Sets. Buck and HW, Tool Chest*, (arle Imnterii*. in Toys,! rem Tov* Vheel Harrows i. Pot Desks and Ta •lea,('art!and Ex n ess Wagons, Toy runts. Toy Mu leal Instruments, to,, etc. XMAS T-R-IE-E ORN AM PINTS. Plush Btrdi, Garland Mon, Paper ornaments, Gloss lamp#, ' m ils Holders, candles, free Holders, id some forty or ire different de ni of tree or iinenti. awFANCT AND PLL'RH GO )D*—Photofraph ti • .. , we bundle raj trush.) Auto graphs, Work Itaipt* and Basket*, lteture t • i**ls « Mid « -sets, ttru*h and tiointi aet*, Dressing (’ase*, Manicure Nets, Sharing sets. Inf int nets, Ti ara er'« Pressing ase*, Coe lar and Cuff Moxas. Cigar Pas s, Horn Goods Pcifuui* Cases, Midi B irs, etc., etc, I Hit AND NEW TEAK? CAUK*. It* KIK LPTH A I im mud complete and elegant IM eear sh ownh Alton, and at Prices that will nuta competition weary. Call and see or yoursesA. a^rGAMRB of all kinds Including the popular ilnlnm, Anabasis, Haallinda, Parch cest, att , alc.     __    _ _ _ _ _ ALL SORTS Music Boxes playing a, • 4, • and a ain, violin and Guitar strings, Ac., Aocordeon s, Ila* monte * a, Prayer noels- tlcturebooks Min a its Hup piles. Tissue rapers a I shades (Im tarted and Is (nestle he. Ac., Ac., Ac., Ac., Ac agr He I ac your HOLI PAT GOODS now! Don't walt UH tile In t moment and remember we will 'ay aside for dure de very any goods now selected A marry Xmas oner. ggJn And you shall nave it, otto and all, If you will look over our stock. And heed our urgent call; For all that’* fine in the Holiday hoe, You'll sooner or later discover Can be had by one and all lf you look our stock over. CHAS. J. DEGENHART, MMI and MW cop, Third and lMasa Hts, Alton. Merry Christmas. NICK PKHKUMKS FROM lOc UP. Sachet Powders, Cologne* Fin© Candiel*, Combs, finishes, -Mirror**, Fine Soaps* Ktr. AT—o- MARSH S DRUG STORE ALTON AND UPPER ALTON. READY FOR THE HOLIDAYS! NEW GOODS. ^Collie and ee Them 5 E. H Coil, Tie Jeweler, ion. CLOCKS la Large variety. Accordians,.  Volins —AMIN— ^ Guitars. _ ILV£RWAREj,«. 4MU-r<wU«r hold. Domestic and Standard Serine He's. Sewing Machine Needle* and Repair* cf *H kinds, Mlver and steel sp ctacies to Nuit All. Cloche, Watchea aud Jewelry Repaired. INB— nd SILTi:a 'CHESS UCH — •MD— KW ARE And It « ems Or In line Tim*—An kitrs-or,Unary Pstnr,. New York, Dec. 36-Hero P. Francis, a wealthy lumber merchant in Hoboken, ore tifle«l the police Wednesday that bls house in Park avenue had been robbed during the night, and he told a story of his wife’s remarkable experience. He said bls wife told him on Monday that she had a presentiment that the houaewould be robbed. He laughed at the notion and paid no further attention to It. Wednesday morning and pocketbook had been stolen. The | pocketbook contained a small sum of money and several cheeks. Twill the Rings PIT Her Pingers. The most remarkable feature of the affair was that his wife’s Anger rings had been stolen from her Angers without awakening her. Chief Donovan seemed incredulous, but Mr. Francis assured him that he hnd implicit faith In his wife. Mrs. Francis corroborated her husband's story, and said that when she awoke abe had a headache, aud she believes that she was chloroformed. Chief Donovan will make an investigation. A MICHIGAN STATUTE"VOID. The Comitial Iv# Voting Art Hat Down I'pols by the Mop rente Coart. LAVINO, Mich., Dec ail.—The last legislature passed a law providing for cumulative voting for representatives to the dale legislature in districts where more »han one member was to be elected The aw allowed the voter to cast one vote for tach of the candidates tor representative rn his ticket, or, if he chose, as many rote for one candidate as there were can-1 (dates on the ticket for that office. The xranty boards of canvassers having refused to issue cert!Acates of election to representatives elected tu this manner, the ; natter was carried to the supreme court. Patrice wore a life court decided yesterday that t he law was clearly unconstitutional. The decision makes tile lower branch of the legislature land sixty-eight Democrat-* to thirty-four Republicans. THE WESTERN STRIKE AVERTED. A Soubrette Who Is Makirg a Chicagoan Unhappy. 3HE HAS A BADLY BROKEN HEART, Hat Thlsk* About am,OOO of Her Deceiver's Muncy Woald Heal the W ound The “Ower True Tale” of a Board of       # Trade Man's Alleged Fickleness, To- when be awoke he found hi* watch, chain get her with the Pair Victim's nosiness Method of Nailing n Proposal. Chicago, Dec, 36.—One of the features of the stage world of Chicago just at present is pretty Patrice, the sprightly and willowy soubrette, who has begun an action for breach of promise of marriage against n fickle young board of trade man for *30,. <**•. East and west the vivacious Patrioe i* know n, and many Auttering hearts have fallen in love with her wealth of life and personality. A. P. Hlakeelee, a board of trade man of this city. who. the Amt time lie beheld the little actress across the footlight*, was captured by the creature, and formed himself into a ways and meant committee to make lier acquaintance He is Mill chairman of the same committee, but he is now trying to And some way by which be can escape the petite Patrioe. A Visit to the Pair Forsaken. The soubrette tells the story of the lovemaking and its cruel ending. Ste says she can repeat It in her sleep. The young woman was in her room, IBI Sherman house, Isat night. Mw was in her moat sparkling mood, and after introducing ber manager, Ham net W. Lynch, proceeded to show her Christmas present, which was a French plate folding mirror in a banting rase of oxidised silver, charming dressing robe of light blue material trimmed with long white wool fringe, beneath which was a lavender satiu gown cut decollete. Her feet were incased in gold tinseled slippers, and gold chain bracelets encircled ber wrists. Her hair was worn short behind lait piled into a shock in front. Ne Publicity, lf Iou Plea*#, “It is true that I have sued Mr. Blakes lee for breach of promise of marriage,* said the actress, “btu I sincerely regret the I publicity that It has provoked. I want to say that this is not a case of blackmail. I ani defending my honor as a woman. ThU caw* is entirely different from many of those brought by actresses, lf the public will look back over my past career they will see that it has been spotless. I lorn- never Miught notoriety and even much that comes in tin* way of legitimate professional life is distasteful to me. “I am rim ply fighting for my honor as a woman, for my affectious have been trifled with. Ile Was a Vigorous Wooer. “I am not an adventures*. I met Mr. Blakeslee at a boarding house on NS'al sud i avenue kept by Mrs. Huntington, and old friend of my parent* He win boarding there st the time That was Nov. 2 last, and we became fast friends. He prof—sd his devotion to me over and over again. He asked me repeatedly to marry him and finally I consented. He suggested that a marriage contract be drawn up and signed by us, and that a marriage ceremony tie performed outside of the city. I consented, and he wrote the contract himself snd we both signed it in the presence of witnesses in the Sherman bouse The witnesses were Charles Huntington and my manager, Samuel W Lynch. And He Was Gaud on Contracts. “My little sister was also in the room. Each of us took a copy of t be contract, Mr. I Hakea lee was perfectly sober aud in his right mind. I tell you it is one of the most binding contrasts thai you ever read. My lawyer says it is ahaointeiy correct In every particular. He Nays he could not have done any better himself. Mr. Ii lakeside suggested that we goto Waukegan, Ills., to lie married. I consented and we went thereon Nov. IE When he men-tioned Waukegan he meant Kenosha, VVI*., for by going out of the stage he would not need to procure a marriage license Mimed In His Geography. "But he got mixed up in his geography, end we stayed in Illinois instead of going to Wisconsin. When we got to Waukegan be found by consulting a minister that he would have to obtain a license before tbs marriage could be performed. He was dismayed st this. fur be reared the publicity, uh he said. However, the county clerk was found. He w as an old man, who was BO slow that Mr. Hlakeslee got very nerv- I nu* by the time the aged clerk asked bis name the third time. Mr Blakeslee brought the license to me at the hotel and j we r* ad it over. He grew more nervous as we proceeded and suddenly began to dislike the situntion. Kissed Her Good Night, However. •His heart Anally failed him and he said ‘No, I Mill hot do it.' I remonstrated with him, to no purpose. Bo wa cams hack to Chicago. But by the time we reached here he began to recover his courage He took me to my room In the Sherman honer, kissed me good night and said that we would go next day to Kenosha, Wi#.. and be married there This was on j Sunday night, and he did not coom on ■ Monday, a# be promised, snd I have not rfhen him since. I wrote bim letters ss full of love as a true woman could write them. Imploring him not to blight my heart in such a cruel mariner Aud She Has His letters. •He answered one or two of them, bot the last ones be never noticed. I have all the letters, and they will form a chain of evidence against him. Our horns was to lie st the Auditorium a'ter we were married The case is so clear all the way through that I can say ll in my sleep, He bae failed to keep hie engagement,and he must suffer the consequence*." Miss Pattie* bt now playing in “Hie Midnight Johnstone Astonishes a New I ork Committee. S KATE S See the Selection of Ball Programs, at Mook Bros, TS s1sd low is tis time to jet Bargins rn Plush desks H. F. LEHNE’S. A'»* H vest Kane Its Oat Hogan. MIXNX*roue, Minn., Dec. 36—John Van Heeet, of Buffalo, and Tommy Hogan, of 8t. Haul. fought to a finish for a purse of . „________ .    .    _    *1,OW lh the looms of the Twin <"tty Ath Call" at Jacob ■ Hark Bt reel theatre. Khe    club    of Minneapolis Tuesday night, has previously taken part in    and    n,^    knocking out his man In the •Lost in New York Mr. Blakeslee ha* twtfnt-moou4 round with a hard ewing an "th'* in the Roy si Insurance building.    1    .... Kin1 be is said to be financially responsible. __ They Mast Nsis Wages. BALT I MORK, Md. Dec. * The grievance committee of the employee cf th* Baltimore mad Ohio Railroad company held a lengthy confervae* yesterday with Pr*4d*nt Mayer. Vice Presidents Wraith and King snd Goners! Manager Sidell in reference to th* Inquest for an IHM***# of wage* by th* men. At the mocludon av the conference I'resident Mayer said: "The cou't-retxv of our men with u» I* a matter that concern* their private inter-cats and I have no right to make them NAME PICKED OUT ON A REGISTER, Railway Managers and Switchmen tome Ut Terne*. CHK KOO, Dec. 36—All the western ♦witchmen have agreed to the compromise offered by the railroads, arder whk h the ♦witchindi will be divided Into IwocIimm, ♦(■cording to the point st which they work, '.he first class to receive tim Chicago scale if wage*., and the second class to receive in per mouth lees. The points placed in Hie first claw are: Milwaukee, HA Paul, Minneapolis Kanjis City, Omaha aud Pe-♦ria The Rock Inland also places Des Moines and Ruck Island in the first class, ♦lid on the Northwestern 'Minton is mad* Aret cia*#. The com pan ie* affected are lh* Milwaukee and Bt. Paul, Hock Island, illinois Central and Chicago and Northwestern railroads. TRIPLE TRAGEDY AT ST. PAUL. Nilas Michel Kills His Wife, Her Mother and Himself, ST. PALL, Minn., Dec 36—At I o'clock this morning a triple tragedy occurred at the comer of Tent h and Bt. Peter st rev ta, In this city, Emms McLeod was shot and killed and ber mother had ber throat cut and Is dying. Mrs. Mlckel told s policeman that her husband committed the lead. A further investigation revealed th* dead body of Mlckel himself, two revolver* and s bullet hole showing how he lied. There is something of s question as to who committed the murders, Mickel or his wife, but P was probably the former. Will Have Their Fan Anyhow. London, Dec. 36—Though the number of persons unable to find employment is probably greater than ever before in recent years, th* average condition of the British people is considered fairly prosperous, and the trade done by the "hops Muring this holiday season ha* seldom been equalled in magnitude. "Let nothing you dismdpF Ie literally taken ss the motto of the Christine* tide, audit will be a merry holiday, despite the poor prospects of foreign trade, and the shutting iowa of industries Mast Supply the Cars, Regardless. Topeka, Kau , Dec. 36.—The board of railroad commissioner* in the case of J. K. May berry, of Kin po ria, against th* Kansas City, Fort Brott and Memphis, decided Wednesday that th* company must fnmkh care to transport coal even though the haul over its Hue to the connecting line was not sufficient to pay the txpen«e*. It Is th* first decision of the bard on this point, and was bitterly fought by the railroad companies. Another Young Assassin. Barium levin *, Ky., Dec. 36 -Three months ego Robert Gregory shot and killed Thomas Wood* in the town of Manchester, in Clay county. Gregory was tried but was acquitted Monday evening white Gregory whs standing un the porch ut bis bourn, be was shot and instantly killed by George, the fifteen year old eon of Wood*, who fired upon him from ambush across the road. Th* boy has not been arrested. WHI Mske the Orphan. Happy. Leavenworth. Kau, Dec. 36 -Serge Norman and ta che men, on* from sack company af the soldier*’ home hare, proceeded to Atchison, Ken , this morning. Th# detail bore a Christmas tree and a load of presents fin- the inmate# of the soldier orphans’ home st Atchison. Over 64(10 wa# raised among the ♦Kerens for the purchase of offerings for th* children of their former comrade* While the Wonder We# Blindfolded - I His Jinn ark shiv Unpiles* Ion of the Trick That Killed HI sh op—A l’oang Woman Who Is NaHfertag from a Strange Affliction That Fats Johnstone's Laurels In Danger—MI mea Ions Escape af a Rutty, New York, Ike. 36—Mind reader P. Alexander Johnston#, st one time of Bt. Paul, Minn., who some time since startled Chicago v it b mind-reading feats he performed there, gave an exhibition ai bis so-called mind-reading to a number of the members of the press yesterday under conditions that would seem to preclude collusion or fraud. He drove in a cab from the Hoff nisi) house at a rapid rate of speed, while securely blindfolded, ami picked out on the register the name of LL Lewis thai had been previously selected by a committee white tie was under guard at the Hoffman house, five blocks down Broadway, He then jumped i ufo a cab and drove down I In tad way together with the members of the rom-mitt*# to the Fifth Avenue hotel, ted the committee with a rush up to the ae* md floor, where almost immediately be picked out n needle which had previously been concealed in th* tapestry by members of the committee. Canid Hardly Nee Through This. John .tone was blindfolded in this manner: A kid glove wa# placed over either eye, around these being tied* heavy silk h*udk< rehlei, while over it a heavy hood was drawn. It was while thus securely blindfolded that the mind-reader rn-bed to th* hack from the Hoffman h use and made the succeasful teats above described. It wa# widi* hunting for a name under similar circumstance* at Hie Lambs* club in this city that Bishop was stricken with a cataleptic fit from which ha never recovered-dying at t)i« club houae. SHE SEES WITH OTHERS’ EYES. Th* Ml*nesn<a Man Had lief tar Keep His Optics un this ( ase. New Yoke, Dec. 96— A strange case of a young woman, who, though blind, c>tn se* with the eyes of others, foci cold when her friend# are cold or warm when they are warm, hear through their ears and tost* with their palates, ta now under investigation by a committee in this city. The cooimitUe, in conjunction with Dr. T. it Kingrt, are working to authenticate all th* details of the woman's strange history. It was not until ilinod four years ago that the strange manifestations of ber disease were first observed. Aa Astonishing Davslapmest. For leu years she passed her time quiet* ly in led reading and studying. Seven years ago her lower limbs became partially paralysed. Bit years ago she was stricken blind. Suddenly she rallied on* day, and alt at once took th* greatest interest in everything about ber. Bite was blind and partially paralysed, and, what was natural, her ti ber sense# became proportionately keener. But what was not natural was that sh* had developed tit* weird faculty of seeing with the eye* of other*, though she could nut see with jar owrn. The strange development of her other senses followed. BARNEY    Sc BERRY’S. NSMffCM Y Pitts & Hamill, 315 Hello Street. the neck Van Beest weighed IIN pounds and Hogan 116 1-3. It won the beet fight seen in this section for many a day Fetal Fall ta a Theatre. Maw AUKES, Dec 86. —Shortly before the curtain rose at Hie Davidson theatre Wednesday uight, Char Wa McIntyre, who was up in the wing* with a friend employed there, lost hts balance and red to the gag*, striking on th* top of his head. He wa* taken to tl»« Emergency hospital and died two hours later McIntyre aa# unmarried and lived at BIOB>carane* street.    . Andrew Buslett and Charles Bland, two being considered and undoubtedly talkable agreement would ho arrived ok ITS NO SECRET. That our STOCK la the MORT COMPLETE uver Drought to Alton. Wn can abow you Something New aa often as you cull in: CARPETS: Taped ry,    Body Brussels Ingrain,    Art Squares, Rag or Hemp. UST CURTAIN'S: Dado or Plain,    Lace or l'ortier. HNT RUGS: Fur Maquette,    Smyrna A Oriental. Linoleums, Oil Cloths, Wire and Cocoa Mats. Ladle* like to see the Newest and Finest In House Decorations The Ba ale st way to see them la to Coll frequently st our establishment, whether you wish to buy or not. A. J. HOWELL FRANK BUDDE, no bile " Y .re I To# idem King said that tbs lumbermen employed in a camp near L.' #n binit ted by th# committee wore Waupaca, Wa* , quarreled 6 winesday. tared and undoubtedly aa when Mead crushed Ii astatic skull with a handed ks ll M s# Nut More to DI*. Clinton. Ky., Dec. A—A Fyasreld child of W. T. Walker, while playing la the yard fell into an abandoned well, which WM ca re leady covered, dropping rixty-ive feet into eighteen inches of water Th* child was missed a linnet immediately, and the broken cover of the well indicated its fate. A boy wa# lowered into th* well by a rope tied to his waistband after a half hour of careful sad Roxton# work the baile wan brought to the sui face unharmed, and suffering only from the effects (rf its involuntary bath in the icy water An Argo meat for Fleet euthanasia. MEMPHIS, Terra , Dec ‘JR. -Will Unto-Tenor, a negro, was killed yesterday by touching an iron post to which was tied a loose telephone wire The wire was crossed with an eleetric wire and the full force of the current went Into the po-f A mule which the negro wa* driving had touched the post with its nose and had fallen to the ground The negro got down fr un the wagon to see what was th* matter with the mule. He found out. Fattest# Data* Well. NKW Yoke, Dec 86—All th* inoculated patienta at the various hospital* are doing well. Tbs young man from North Adam#, Mas* . afflicted with lupus (rf th* fate and hand#, who was inoculated Tuesday, showed marked reactionary symptom* yesterday. Hi* temperature run* to 106 degree#, aud the epidermis is already he ginning to Beale off slightly. Tiff* only twenty-four hours after inject too, la regarded a* almost nom clou* A similar effect lias he ti produced in the case of the old woman who has lupus of the face. Bbs is also "sealing" at a moat satisfactory rat* Torturing Hoplite Geasherg. I JEX DON, Dec. 36—A letter received from a Russia exile at Zurich charges that Bopbi* Gunxbcrg, the Nihilist who aa* condemned to death for Iwdng concerned in a plot agal nut the life of tile r».ar. had been subjected to torture in prison, an I tint her erie# were heard by other prfo-ner# who managed lo make the fact known The object is supposed Ut have been to obtain revelations regarding other accomplices. A French-C s wad tan Exodus. II av EKH im.. N HL, Dec. 36.—Th# statement is made on good authority that th* French Canadians living near the stat* line are forming organisation* with aview of o)darning many of the abandoned fa'ra# of thi« «tste nod ale* (rf Vermont Iii# believed that there will be cor dd-rabl# emigration from the lower part of Canada into t he United Blate* tbs coming spring. Murder on Christmas IC vs. Ow en#ik.tu*, Ky., Der 96—Two prominent and well known farmers of Davis county, Kentucky, named Sweeney aud Cordy were celebrating Christmas Eve, and bt utm# Involved iii a quarrel. Corely struck hwreney >u the hrs'I with art iron bar, cushing hi# skull and scattering his brain*    ___ ____ Jim Don ag hue, tbs American skater, won th* world s championship at Ungay Fen, near Cambridge, England, Wed new <Uy - DEALER IN —©— Wines and Liiquors. —0-— AGENT FOR -o— ANHEUBEK’S BOTTIaKO BEIER. Alto a fine stock of Genuine Wine Vinegar on hand. Good* (louvered to any put of the city free of charge. Southern* corner of Belle tad Fourth it*., (Ralble’t old stand.) Alton, IU, Choice Brands of WINES and LIQUORS Always on Hand. GOING OUT ^ BUSINESS. LEYSER BRO’8. Now is the time for Bargain*- CHRISTMAS PRESENTS AT HALF PRICE TOYS, CHINA AND IIIMQUE DOLLS, VA NEH FAHLEN, CII AI KS, ALBUMS, PLU8H CANES, For Christmas Presents, at- LEYSER’S. NO. 202 TOD STREET. FALL SUITS. I AM NOW KBADT TO FU RJI ABH EV KUY MAN IN ALTO! WITH A SUPERIOR SUIT OF CLOTHES, |M MADI FP-AM CLOTHS .“ELECTED ESPECIALLY FOR J AIjIj WEI AFL I I    CU*:    IN TUR MOST ftTYLlSH MANN Kit, -Titlx Perfect Fit, ‘AMD At Figure* that will Pica*© AIL ELG. Ck Moritz. no McKinley bill on this. COOKING STO VFH FROM RTS TO 960. H BATINO STOVES FROM |6 TO $47. MIAL ROUND MOHITOB OAK - AND—- Radiant Home ■ Base Burners. THE BEST HEATERS ON KARTH. ALSO THE- CHAMPION MONITOR Cook Store. —O— NO FLIES ON THIS. —o— H. A. HOFFMANN, mo ud uh a moo sd sr. ;