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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - August 7, 1890, Burlington, Iowa THE BURLINGTON HAWK-EYE. ESTABLISHED: JUNE, 1839.) BURLINGTON, IOWA, THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 7, 1890. (PRICE: 15 CENTS PER WEEK. SHOCKED TO HIS DEATH. Murderer Kemmler Electrocuted at 6:40 Yesterday. The Dread Current Fail)* to Produce In-gtant Death—Two Attempts Necessary Before the Law’s Victim Succumbs—His Crime. position for seventeen sec- Aububx, N. Y., Aug. 6.—The trial of •he new means of taking human life, while prompted by humane motives, has resulted in a sickening spectacle, precented bv the pinioned wretch at whose •cal '’enter was kept pounding for some moments an alternating current, of |elee-tricity, which, though it ultimately deceived his life, suojected the criminal to torture of which no living being lias knowledge, and which none can describe. The imperfect registry of tile current essure. or faulty contact of electrodes, prevented instantaneous death. Tile layman may gain some conception of the process of this killing when the statement is made that a person whose body should be shaken into fragments could not have suffered such pain asdid Kemmler whose nerve cells and tissues were disintegrated, not in a flash as designed, b‘ut by the relatively slow strokes of electric hammers upon them. Kemmler's nerve was something wonderful. He never faltered. Tho shock was given at Git:; , and was continued about eighteen seconds. I wo minutes after the current was cut off there was evidence of respiration. As soon as possible the current was returned, then cut off. and again respiration was evident after a few moments. Saliva came from the mouth, the chest heaved, there was wheezing in the throat. The shock was awin put to the prisoner. who the doctors remarked, was unconscious from the moment of the first shock. {her a short time smoke appeared at the base. The flesh was burning. The spectacle was most trying. The warden says the voltage at. the first shock was at one hundred and eighty volts which run down to a point not named. After the third contact of four minutes the man was declared dead. The warden’s certificate of death was signed by all present, and the party broke up at half-past seven to meet at fifteen minutes past eight, when the body would be ready for t he autopsy. THE STORY OF THE EXECUTION. Kemmler'* Great Nerve—'Three Minutes of Horror—Hi* Crime. A CBU un. N. Y.. Aug. th—At five-o'clock this morning there was ti rapping at the room doors and a general awakening throughout the hotels in Auburn. Warden Durston had left a quiet call for hi* witnesses, and they were ordered to report at the prison at six o'clock. By 6:30 all were present and seated iii a little circle around the executive chamber, wait ing for the appearance of tie* warden and his charge. At 6:30 the door at the right of the execution chair leading toward the execution room opened, and Warden Durston appeared. Behind him walked a spruce-looking broad shouldered little man, full ■bearded and dressed in a suit of new clothing and a white shirt whose polished front was directly below the little bow of white lawn. This was William Kemmler. tin- man who was about to undergo the sentence of death. Behind him walked Dr. Houghton and Chaplain Yates. Kemmler was by far the coolest mail in the party. Ile did not look about the room with any special degree of interest, lie hesitated as the door was closed behind him and looked by an attendant on the other side as though he did not know what to do. A wooden chair was placed in front and a little to the right of the execution chair, facing the little circle of men. Kemmler sat down, composedly looking about him and then up and down without any evidence of fear or of special interest in the event. He looked, if anything, as though he was rather pleased at being the center of interest. After he had been seated the warden said:    “Now, gentlemen, thi- is William Kemmler. I have warned him that he has got to die and if he ha* anything to -ay he will -ay it." As the warden finished Kemmler looked up and said in a high-keyed voice, without arty hesitation and as though he had prepared himself with a speech:    “Well, I wish every one good luck in thi- world and I think I ain going to a good place. The papers have been saying a lot of stuff that Lift so. That's all I have to say.” With the conclusion of the speech lie turned hi* back to the jury, took off hi-coat and handed it to tile warden. This disclosed the fact that a hole had been cut from the hip of the trousers down so as to expose tho base of the spine. Kemmler then sat down in the electric chair as quietly a- though he was sitting down to dinner. The warden stood on the right and George Yierling. of Albany. on the left. They immediately began to adjust the -traps around Kemmler's body, the condemned man holding up his arms so as to give them every assistance. When the -traps were adjusted about the body, the arms were fastened down. and then tin- warden leaned over and parted Kemmler's feet so as to bring his legs near the legs of the chair. While tho straps were being arranged Kemmler said to the warden and his assistants: Take your time. Don't be in a hurry. be sure that everything is all right.” Two or three times he repeated these phrases. Durston roasted him with the remark that ' would not hurt him and that he i Durston) would be with him all through. Rut it was not fear that Kemmler felt, h was rather a certain pride in the exactness of the experiment. Ile seemed jo have a greater interest in its success nan those who had made the preparations for it and who were watching its progress to its final conclusion. When the straps had been adjusted to the body and limbs the warden placed his hand on I Kemmler s head and adjusted a rubber ‘ UP with a saturated sponge. The warden then took in Ins hand a leather harness to adjust it to the head of the condemned. h was a muzzle of broad •gather straps, which went across the orehead and chin of the man in the r< the top strap pressed down against •he nose of Kemmler until it was flatbed down slightly over hi- face. Warden Durston turned to the assembled not tor* when he had finished these Hists and said:    “Do    the    doctors say it •' nil right?" At the warden's question Dr. Tell dipped forward with a long syringe in ‘'■ hand and quickly wetted tv*o sponges 7 11 h were at the electrodes—one on the •Qp of the head and the other at the base m1V,*' sR'no- Rho water which he had s : -vln wa- impregnated with salt. Dr. P;t. na answered the warden's question , a sliarp "'ill right.” which was pn.'V    ,R(“    others    about him. •wf    'aid durston again, and then thr *i ’ steI)lM-d to the door and ough the opening said to some one in 1 v nex! room—but to whom will prob- > never be known with eertaintv— Everything is roady .. Almost the jm_ “^late response, and a- stop watches in -pct-    °f some of the witnesses ^‘Stored OGU . the electric current ^ urned on. There was a sudden con-■** >on of the frame, a spasm went over i,., 0m kcad to foot, confined by ps and springs, that held it se that no limb or other part smtii f    • y stirred more than ine rt ra(t,on °f an inch from Aes of t'!-    1    "’Aching    that me mus- ffiomo,,,    e uudorwent gave it for a crtP Maniexpress’on °f Pai,i. hut no catnep wv. tr0D1 T*ie aiid no S0lind astert m To su"?est' tpat consciousness lion of    than au inflnit0 sma11 frac* a second. The body remained in this rigid onds. The jury and the witnesses whore- to the doorway and cried out “stop” to entm,an at.thel«ver. As the electric current was shut off there was a slight relaxation of the body in the chair. The quiet little group around the chair be-( ame business like. Doctors Spitzka and McDonald declared him dead and the rest of the witnesses nodded their acquiescence There was no question in the mind of any one but that the stiff, upright object before them was dead The body was just about to be taken out of the chair, when Dr. Hatch, who was examining it, exclaimed: “Dr McDonald, see that rupture?” In a moment Drs. Spitzka and McDonald had bent over and looking where Dr. Hatch was pointing to a little red spot on the hand that rested on the right arm of the chair. The index finger of the hand had curved backward and the flexor muscles contracted and had scraped a small hole in the skin at the base of the thumb on the back of the hand. There Kemmler’s rooms were entered the kitchen was littered with broken dishes, overturned chairs and tables, and broken furniture. In the kitchen near the stove was the body of the dying woman. The walls of this room and those adjoining were bespattered with blood. The little daughter of the victim, when questioned about the murder, lisped: •Papa killed mamma with a hatchet.” PREPARING FOB DEATH. firmly 0{ the a rest- was nothing strange in this alone, but what was strange was that the little rupture was bleeding. “Turn the current on instantly; this man is not dead. cried Dr. Spitzka. Faces grew white and form* fell back from the chair. Warden Durston sprang to the doorway and cried, “Turn on the current." But the current could not be turned on. for when the signal to stop had corno the operator had pressed the little button which gave the sign to the engineer to stop the dynamo. The dynamo was almost at a standstill. The operator sprang to the button and gave a quiet signal. There was a rapid response, but quick as it was it was not quick enough to stop tin' signs of what may or may not have been reviving consciousness. As the group of horror-stricken witnesses stood helplessly by. all eyes fixed on tho chair. Kemmler's lips began to drip spittle and in a moment more his breast began to heave and from his mouth came a heavy stentorious sound, quickening with every respiration, if respiration it was. There was no voice but that of the warden crying to the operator to turn on the current, and the wheezing sound or half groan, which forced itself past the tightly closed lips, sounded through the still chamber with ghastly distinctness. Some of the witnesses turned away from the sight, one of them lying down faint and sick. It takes a long, long time to tell the story— it seemed a long time reaching a climax. Iii reality there were but seventy-three seconds in the interval which elapsed between tin1 moment when the first sound issued from Kemmler's lips until the response to the signal came from the dynamo room. It came with the suddenness that had marked the first shock which passed through his body, and sound which had horrified the listeners about the chair was cut off sharply. As the body became more rigid the slimy ooze -till dripped from the mouth and ran down the beard and onto the gray vest. Twice there were twitehings of the body as the electricians in the next room threw the current off and on. There was to be no mistake this time about the killing. The dynamo was run up to its highest -peed again, and again tho cur rent of two thousand volts was sent through the rigid body in the chair. How long it was kepi in action no one knew. To the excited group of men about the chair it seemed an interminable life. The warden’s assistant, who stood over tin dynamo, -aid it was three and a half minutes in all. As the anxious group stood silently watching the body, suddenly there arose from it a white vapor, and with it a sickening odor. The body was burning. Again there were cries to stop the current. The current stopped and the body again relaxed. There was no doubt this time that the current had done its work—if not well, at least cc pletely. Dr. Fell, who stood at the side of an associated press reporter, -aid; “Well, there is no doubt of one thing. The man never suffered one iota of pain." In after consultations the physician expressed the same belief. There was difference cd opinion, though, in regard to signs of returning consciousness. Eminent experts in attendance' said while the body was -till warm in the chair there were signs of returning animation—that respiration (for respiration they believed it to be) was growing stronger; and that in time, if the current had not been turned on again, he would have revived. Others, and among them Dr. Spitzka, stated with equal positiveness that the first shock had killed Kemmler instantly. The autopsy was begun at nine o'clock and was in charge of Dr. Jenkins, of New York. On examination of the body it was found that very severe rigor mortis had set in. There was little relaxation and it was with difficulty that the corpse could be straightened out. On examination it was found that the second electrode had burned through tho skin and into the flesh at the base of tin1 spine, making a sear nearly five inches in diameter. The heart, lungs and other organs were taken out and were found to lie in good, healthy condition. They will be preserved for future examination. The brain was also taken out. and it too will be carefully examined. SKETCH c»F KEMMLER** LIFT. William Kemmler was born at No. 3531 North Second street, Philadelphia, May 9. isoo. When a little child he went to ti German school, and at one time could read German a little. He read English a trifle and spoke the language readily. He never learned a trade, but acquired some knowledge1 of butchering by assisting his father, who was a butcher. Afterward he became a huckster, and for several years sold vegetables to the woman that he subsequently murdered. His parents were German Lutherans. There were eleven children in his father s family, five of whom were boys. Only one . now living, and he is in Phila-Kemmler also had three sisters ’hiladel phia. KEMMLER’* < KIMI:. The murder for which Kemmler suffered such unusual punishment was horribly brutal. It was committed on tho morning of Friday, March 29, 1889. the scene of the murder was in the rear of a large, old-fashioned, square cottage. 526 Division street, in Buffalo. A suite of four dingy rooms in the extreme rear of this structure was occupied by Kemmler and bis mistress. Til lie Ziegler, a woman who had run away from her husband in Philadelphia with Kemmler. The woman had one child, a bright little girl five years old, who was the only witness to the murder and who gave important evidence in convicting Kemmler. The weapon used was a hatchet, aud the body of the woman was frightfully gashed, no less than twenty-six wounds inflicted. The couple had many quarrels and disturbed the neigh bors greatly. These quarrels, caused by drunkenness and jealousy, culminated in Ti ll ie Ziegler s violent death. On the morning of the murder some of the neighbors heard the couple quarrel-soon became evident that the was of unusual severity, for screams and the smashing of furniture were heard. The screams soon sub sided, only a low moaning sound being heard:    A    chopping    noise succeeded,^ as though Kemmler was splitting wood, out it was the body of his victim that he was hacking. Soon Kemmler was heard walking about, and he shortly appeared at JI neighbor’s house with his clothes smeared with blood. When asked what he had done he replied: “I vc killed her I had to do it.” “What do you mean?" was asked. ■Tvc killed her,” was the reply, "and I’ll have to take the rope for it." Soon he went to a saloon, where he was arrested by a policeman who had been informed of tho murder. W hen (Henry delphia. living ii I i* nei* ing. It quarrel Kemmler’s Anxiety to Look Well—The Inefficiency of the Current. Auburn, Aug. 0.—Kemmler had gone peacefully to sleep in the night and had slept soundly and was snoring until five o’clock when he was awakened by one of his guards. Pastor Houghton who attended Kemmler, and the prison chaplain were with him. They read to him from the bible and prayed with him. He dressed himself without aid in a suit of grey mixed goods. His hair he combed and brushed with great care, his shoes were well polished and while he made himself Ii nail y tidy the warden entered the cell. Tho warden explained to Kemmler that he must have the top of his head shaved, hut the prisoner demurred. He had taken great pains dressing his hair and besides, as he explained to the warden, he did not want to be disfigured. Kemmler’s hair is dark brown and wavy, with a liyperian curl that waved over his forehead. Of this he was proud. In tho shadow of death his vanity asserted itself. His hair, however, was cut, but the curl was saved, and as the sequel proved, with no good results. The shaven spot was 2*4x1 L" inches in size, and was not shaven, but cropped fairly close. While this was proceeding and the witnesses were examining the chair of death, a bell was rung by the dynamo and the incandescent test lamps in the antichamber glowed faintly. The current was on and the strange power was coursing through the circuit. The evidence was there, but how feebly they burned. Thus exclaimed Dr. MacDonald, who was the only one who got into the anteroom, and that while tho ingnorati warden’s desire was to keep its secrets inviolate; and in response to Dr. MacDonald's comment Electrician Davis remarked there was “something wrong about the machinery down there,” referring to the dynamo end of theeircuit. This remark took place before the electricizing, it is well to remember. and was undoubtedly as true a few minutes later when the bolt was applied to Kemmler. The condemned man, after having his hair cut. listened to the reading of the warrant by the warden. When the current was first turned on. the least unhappy of all in the room was Dr. Southwick, of Buffalo, the father of electricizing in capital cases, and who had been studying aud working upon the subject since I SSL “There,” he explained, as he strode away from the chair to the knot of witnesses at the other end of the room. “There is the culmination of ten years' work and study. We live in higher civilization from this day.” But even while he spoke, a quick, sharp cry went up from those yet closely watching about tile silent figure in the chair. There had been a movement in the breast of the man who all believed had died one minute and forty seconds before. The harrowing scenes attending the second electrocution then followed. The doctors in general declared that the man from the very first contact was beyond consciousness and some thought tho action which startled all and scut tho warden away with a white face to order the current renewed was only a reflex of muscular action. Not so, one physician who declared he would stake his name that he could bring Kemmler back to conscious lift* with brandy hypodermics. In the meantime, one of the witnesses, Mr. G. G. Bailie, of Washington, I). had fainted and lay upon a bench, where he was being fanned. When finally the electric mask was removed Kemmler's eyes were found to be half closed and without the glassy stare common to eyes in death. The lids wore lifted and tests of the pupils with a bright light were made. There was no contraction of the pupils. Where the mask had pressed the forehead there was a livid mark. The nose and the region of its base was of a deeply livid hue. Purple spots soon began mottling the hands, arms and neck, and the doctors said he was surely dead. One of trie Buffalo doctors seven minutes after the straps were removed, cut the skin at the temple fur a microscopic specimen of the dead man's blood. It was immediately examined and found slightly coadulated. On the electrodes being withdrawn from contact with the body the hair ad-hered to the rim of the tipper disc. Drs. MacDonald and Sprady examined the head. They found that there was a deep circular imprint on the top of the head made by the sharp pressures of the electrodes rim. The spot where a tuft of Kemmlcrs’ hair had been cut off just before death, was found to constitute not more than one-third of the area of contact with the electrode and a close examination disclosed the fart that the edge of the copper within the electrode had slightly burned the scalp just where it had been cut. Had not Kern fillers’ desire to avoid disfigurement by the cutting of his hair prevailed, the contact would have been more perfect, the chanco of instaneous death would have been greater and possibly the disfigurement which he dreaded would have been avoided. As to the causes of the failure to kill Kemmler instantly there is said by all physicians to be no doubt that consciousness was stricken instantly from his brain. The fact that he was not instantly killed is the result of Improper contact or of insufficient voltage or pressure. The contact was certainly not perfect at the head, for two-thirds of the contact was upon the man’s thick, smoothly brushed hair, the clipped spot being one-third tho size of the electrode's diameter. Warden Durston says 1,700 volts or pressure was first applied to Kemmler. When questioned to-night by an associated press correspondent if the twenty incandescent lamps on the circuit to indicate the presence of current, were burning when tho bolt was discharged into the murderer, he stated they were. They should not have been. The moment before switching the current into Kemmler the test lamps should have been cut out. Each iamp consumes fifty volts, hence, twenty took one thousand volts at once out of the current sent to Kemmler. That left seven hundred to cause death. The best. authorities state that fifteen per cent of a current is stopped at points of contact, and that eighty-five is thus expended in the body. Eighty-live per cent of the seven hundred volts not consumed to-day by the tests lamps is five hundred and ninty-five volts of pressure. This is not enough to surely kill a man instantly with a good contact, and that of to-day was not perfect. The warden says all was working right this morning, though last night at midnight his appliances were in such order that he was not certain whether the execution would take place to-day, even though ho had summoned’his guests to the prison at an early hour this morning. The concensus of opinion jimong the witnesses here to-day is, that not the slightest doubt exists but that a human being may be instantaneously killed by ten thousand volts applied through a perfect contact and continued twenty seconds. The body of Kemmler will doubtless be disposed of to-morrow in the prison burying ground, with quick lime to basten dissolution. comment and surprise among the physicians. The jaw had not fallen and the pleasant expression with which Kemmler greeted the witnesses as he entered the execution room, still lingered about his features. The body was placed on a table from the chair. It still preserved its rigidity. A small wooden box was placed under the head to support It and the limbs were straightened out as far as possible. The removal of the clothing revealed a scar nearly live inches in diameter where the second electrode had pressed against spine, showing that burned through the looked healthy and well Shardy --------*~-J making the base of the the current had flesh. The body nourished. DrJ suggested Hie necessity of the examination as formal as though it was to be taken from a criminal investigation and volunteered to act as secretary and take the report in short-hand. This was agreed upon, and the first step taken was to bind a clinical thermometer to the nape of th** neck and take the temperature. The record demonstrated that the man was d**ad beyond all question. Then Dr. Jenkins took his surgeon knife and began operations^ The body was cut open. The heart, lungs and other organs taken out and their condition noted carefully. They were all put in Mueller's fluid for preservation for future examination. When the organs in the trunk of the body had been examined carefully, the top of the skull was removed and the brain taken out. This was the most interesting feature of the examination as the theory on which the claims of greater humanity for this method of electricution are based, is that the electric current paralyzes the brain instantly and thus destroys all sensation. The physicians found evidence of the effect of the current on the formation of the skull, on the blood and on the brain tissue directly beneath th** point of contact which satisfied them that paralysis of the brain was immediate. Foreign Press Opinion. Lon don, Aug. G.—The Chronicle, commenting upon the killing of Kemmler by electricity, says the scene is worthy of the darkest chambers of the inquisition in the sixteenth century. The Times says:    It    would    be    impossi ble to imagine a more revolting exhibition. The Standard says:    The    scene    can    be described a* a disgrace to humanity. It will send a thrill of indignation throughout the civilized world. We can’t believe Americans will allow the electrical execution act to stand. HAWKEYE DEMOCRATS. Lively Times at the State Convention at Cedar Rapids. One Thousand Delegates Present—Text of the Platform Adopted—The Result of the Nominations—General Political New*. Secretary of Slate...........W Treasurer....................... Auditor......................... Judge of the Supreme Court. Railroad Commissioner....... ll. Chainlterlm II. L. White G. S. Witters P. II. Wolf T. W. Ivory. A SHOOTING AFFRAY Smithfield, Illinois, Has a Decided Sensation—Probably a Murder. 'Special to The Hawk-Eye.} SM ITH FI LLP, III., Aug. 6.—A shooting affray took place in Bernadott, Fulton county. Illinois, on the evening of August 4, in John Hedden’s store, between Wilber Leas and Samuel Norman. From the report, Mr. Norman went across the street from his hotel to the Hedden store to get some money changed. Wilber Leas followed him, and while Mr. Norman was leaning upon the counter waiting for his change, the said Leas opened fire upon him. the first shot taking no effect. Norman whirled around and clinched Leas. In the tussle Leas tired two more shots, which took effect, one ball in the lower part of his bowels near the right hip, the other in his thigh, both making dangerous wounds. After tho shooting, Wilber Lea- took to th** brush up along th*1 river. Mr. Norman is in a very critical condition and it is feared there is no hopes for his recovery. The trouble between th*- parties is supposed to be an old grudge. It is reported That Lease was seen in the neighborhood yesterday. He is still at large hut several officers are out on tin* lookout far him. Lease is about ■dx feet tall, weighs about IOO or 200 lbs., about thirty-live years of age, light sandy hair and mustaeh and blue eyes. At last accounts he washeaded for the Illinois river to take a boat for St. Louis. MT. PLEASANT’S PRIDE. officers who Victory in is an assured But think not, know thing Tho New Postoffice is a Thing of Beauty and a Joy Forever. [Correspondence of The Hawk-Eye.] Mr. Pleasant, la., Aug. 6—For the last several years it has been our custom to repair to one of the filthiest rooms on the square for our mail. “There are times in the affair* of man” when a change is demanded. How often we meet with some old fossil who ha* held office so long that ho really thinks the office belongs to him alone. So it has been with our postoffice accommodation*. Thanks to our fellow citizen. Mr. George Spahrr, for giving our city one of the best equiped offices in th*1 state. Whatever Mr. Spahrr purposes, that he preforms, he is a pusher, from Pushersville, and we who him the best expect evory-t.o move when Mr. Spahrr is at the helm. The republican party, knowing all these facts, has very wisely put him in the position of chairman of our working force, and how well his work has been done will show up this fall when the majority is counted out for (lest. (lur postoffice is a model in itself. Every box has a combination (without key), so that every patron waits on themselves, excepting the general delivery. The wood work is all antique oak highly polished—too smooth for a fly or particle of dust to stick. Our postmaster, Mr. Salter Stewart, kindly open-the front doors on Sundays and holidays so that patrons owning boxes can secure their mail matter. The only kickers on th*1 postoffice change are a few who do their courting in the postoffice while the mail is Doing distributed, and now object to the lack of room. These are the last persons on earth who should object to a squeeze. CRUSHED BY A CORN SHELLER. Little Girl at The Autopsy. Auburn, Aug. 6.—Before 8:30 a rn. most of the doctors had returned to the prison to prepare for the autopsy. The dead man still sat in the electric chair the limbs rigid, the expression of the face (but for the discoloration of the skin) unchanged. The rigor of the body was a matter of A Terrible Accident to Ame*. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.l Ami *. Aug. 6.—On th*1 farm of Lew James, yesterday evening, occurred a horrible accident by which his little daughter was killed instantly. The parents were preparing to attend a church sociable and had dressed til*1 child and told her to run and play until called. When ready they called her, but receiving no answer began the investigation on reaching tho barn there lay the little one, her white dress bespattered with blood and a heavy corn-shelling machine pining her to the floor. Life was extinct. The supposition is that going to the barn to play she had climbed up on the machine and it fell upon her. Children Enjoy The pleasant flavor, gentle action and soothing effects of Syrup of Figs. when in need of a laxative, and when the father or mother be costive or bilious the most gratifying results follow Us use, so that it is the best family remedy known and every family should have a bottle. Attempted Suicide. [Special to The Hawk-Ete.) Uhs Moines, Aug. 6.—This morning it was discovered that Elk Fowler, arrested yesterday for theft, had attempted to commit suicide by morphine. The attempt did not succeed, although his condition is dangerous. He acknowledged his ('rime. Free samples of Dr. Miles’ Restorative Nervine at J. LL Witte’s drug’Store. Cures Headache, Nervousness, Sleeplessness, Neuralgia, Fits, etc. Father and Daughter Drowned. Scranton, la., Aug. 5.—E. S. Clark and his little daughter were drowned while at a picnic near this city Sunday. The father lost his life in an attempt to save his daughter, who had got beyond her depth. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.} Cedar Rapids. la.. Aug. 6.—The Iowa democrats had a howling tim** at the state convention here to-day. They captured the town and all the outlying suburbs and rnanyof them dimly imagine that the earth is theirs. The hotels could not accommodate the crowd and many of the delegates who arrived late last night conld not lint! sleeping accommodations and had to put up In the night in the streets, but they had lot* of fun. About 1:30 they went to th*; Pullman house, about fifty of them, hauled the Toledo band out of bed, appropriated the loose kerosene lamps in their rooms, and with these lighted to illume the way. made a torchlight parade of the town, the si *py musicians dispensing doleful strains. All the hotels in town were serenaded and finally a pilgrimage was made to Mayor Snuffer’* house. The procession by this time numbered fully two hundred people. They stood in the moonlight while his honor recognized the serenade in a brief but appropriate address from his upper window, (in the return trip the parade found a fusillade of bootjacks, empty beer bottles and other missies of destruction awaiting them in the hands of irate citizens, which they avoided only by returning over a different route from that pursued in the outward journey. A* they had failed to get rooms for themselves they seemed determined that those who wen-more fortunate should not enjoy their better fortune. Every county in the state was represented at the democratic state convention when Chairman Dunn called it to order, 995 delegates, in person or by proxy, being present, something un precedentless in the annals of democratic conventions. The convention was harmonious throughout and general *atis-faction is expressed at the nominations made. After prayer at th*- morning session Gid. B. McFall, temporary chairman, was introduced and delivered a thirty-minute speech, denouncing the high protective tariff policy of the republican party and their action in regard to the silver question arid election bill. The convention was called to order at ten o’clock this forenoon by J. J. Dunn, chairman of the stat*1 central committee. 'Iii*1 following temporary officers were selected: Chairman. Gid. B. McFall, of Mahaska county: secretary, John Springer, of Johnson county; reading secretary, T. O. Walker, of Marshall county. Chairman Dunn introduced Temporary Chairman McFall. and that gentleman made a thirty-minut** speech. During his remarks he referred to tho present political situation, comparing the politics of the two parti**.*, and declaring the republican party one of spoils and managed in the interest of the monopolies and tru-t*. He denounced the high protective tariff and the federal election bill. In closing, McFall said: “You have met to-day to perform a great duty. Non have met to place in nomination are to be elected, the coming campaign thing if you desire it. democrats of Iowa, that victory will come to you without an earnest, active and persistent struggle. There is arrayed against you the aggregate wealth of the monopolies, an organized fore*1 of officeholder* and til** power *>f the political boss. If you would succeed inscribe on your banner those principles which have always been the principles of democracy, place them in the hands of true and tried men and then rally unitedly, earnestly and bravely to their defense. Do this, and when the votes ar*1 counted song* of triumph and shouts of victory will not only gladden your hearts, but will bring relief to the Sniggling. dissatisfied people. After the appointment of til*- u*ual committees an adjournment was taken until 1:30. At th*; afternoon session. IL G. Phelps. of Atlantic, wa* chosen permanent chairman. II** addu ced the meeting at. some length. The following committees were chosen: Committee on Credential*- Fir*} district. Goo. A. Duncan. Des Moines county; second, N. II. Holbrook. .Marengo; third. E. II. Mallory, Franklin; fourth, J. Boomer, Alamance: fifth, M. IL Jackson, Cedar; sixth. IL L. Morton, Poweshiek: seventh, J. F. Martin, Story: eighth, W. G. Tallmann, Clark: ninth, W. II. Atule, Mills: tenth, Hon. G. Wilson, Kossuth: eleventh, C. S. Argo. Woodbury. Permanent Organization and Rules— First district. O. J. Jamison, Louisa county; second. W. P. Swigert, Jackson; third. I. W. Baldwin. Dubuque; fourth, J. Killen, Clayton; fifth. W. S. Hall, Jones: sixth. J. M. Davis. Davis: seventh, W. Perry. Warren: eighth. A. (’. Brice, Taylor; ninth. Frank Bradly. Audubun; tenth. J. N. Elder, Hancock: eleventh, T. E. Ward. O’Brien. Committee on Resolutions—First district, Henry Richer. Washington county; second, Gustave Donald, Scott: third, J. M. Johnson, Bremer: fourth, J. S. Root, Floyd; fifth. Byron Webster, Marshall; sixth, J. IL Burge**. Wapello; -eventh. F. W. Lehmann, Polk: eighth. S. I,. Bestow, Lucas; ninth, 1). A. Farrell, Potta-wattomie; tenth, J. M. Drees. Carroll; eleventh, W. II. Dent, Plymouth. State Central Committee—First district. Charles I>. Cullen, Jefferson county; second, Sam Colin, Muscatine; third, J. J. Dunn, Dubuque: fourth, M. J. Carter. Winneshiek; fifth, J. Baum, Benton; sixth, J. E. See vers, Mahaska: seventh, E. ll. Hunter, Polk:eighth. W. E. Lewis, Lucas; ninth, F. II. Lee. Montgomery, tenth, James Taylor. Kossuth: eleventh. A. Vangener. Lyon. The committee on resolutions then reported the platform (which was unanimously adopted) as follows: We congratulate the people of Iowa on the election of Governor Boies and heartily approve the wisdom, justice and courage with which he administers his high office, and we commend the action of the democratic twenty-third general assembly for th**ir faithful efforts to redeem their pledges for the enactment into law of the Australian ballot bill, the pharmacy bill and other measures demanded by the public welfare. We denounce the republicans in congress for their submission to and support of Speaker Reed in hi* arbitrary sup-pression of free speech and absolute control and eversion of legislation. We declare our continued adherence to the principle of railroad control as expressed in the laws of the state and the general government, and we favor such changes as experiences may show to be necessary to maintain just and equitable rations between the carriers and shippers. • We again acknowledge the great debt of gratitude tho nation owes to the soldiers and sailors of the Union, and we declare in favor of just and liberal and equitable |>ension laws for all invalid and dependent soldiers and sailors. We reaffirm the policy respecting the control of the tariff in intoxicating liquors set forth in the democratic platform of 1889 and approved by the people of that year, and we are in favor of such legislation, state and national, as may be necessary to carry that policy into effect. We are in favor of the tariff for reve nue only; tariff reduced to th*- lowest rate conslstant with the needs of an econonical administration of the government. Liquor, tobacco and all luxuries should be made to bear a* far a* possible the burdens of taxation and til** necessities of life should *o far as possible be relieved. We oppose th** McKinley bill a* an abuse of the taxing power in favor of the wealthy corporations, and pools, and trusts by which our manufacturing interests are so largely controlled. It especially discriminates against th** agricultural interest- of the country by compelling the farmer to buy what he needs and sell what he produces in a monopole ized market. We ar*- in favor of a commercial reciprocity, not alone with the Spanish states of South America, but a* well with other countries whose market* ar*1 open to our products. We demand free coinage and that it may be legal tender for all d<J»t- bot ii public and private. The election bill passed by the lower house of congress is a menace to th*1 freedom and purity of our election*. It places the treasury of the United State* at the disposal of the party in power. It enable* the manager* of that party to employ as large a force a* it deems necessary to t arry out th*1 work of its campaign and to do this under the pre-ten**1 of supervising elections. Ii destroys all responsibility of the government to the people by vesting it- enormous jiowers in th** officers holding office by appointment and for life. East Dubuque and Galena, Illinois, are out on a strike. They demand SI.50 a day in the place of SI.25. The road absolutely refused to grant th*1 demand, and the strike looks like a sticker. A DARKENED HOME. Hail Death of Secretary of State JackNoii'a Little Hon. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.J De* Moines, Aug. 6.—Walter, the little two-year-old boy of Frank I). Jackson, secretary of state, died this morning after two days sickness, of congestion of the brain caused by cholera infantum. There is widespread sympathy for our excellent secretary and family in their *ad bereavement. Killed hy a Fall. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Independence, la.. Aug. 6.—While engaged in loading piling at Jessup. Conductor Malone wa* thrown down by a falling log and hi* head badly crushed tiffs morning and died from the effect* of his Injuries. Corner Stone Laid. Ogden, Utah. Aug. 6.—Yesterday the corner stone of th** I'tail University, a great Methodist institution which i* to cost a half million, was laid with appropriate ceremonies by Bishop Vincent, the famous Chautauqua^ We believe that th** people of various localities can be safely tru*t*-<] to conduct their own elections and that the power of congress to determine th*1 qualification, election and return of it* members. is sufficient for protection against local abuses. W. ii. Chamberlin, a dry good- merchant of Independence, and a member of the three last legislature*, wa- nominated for secretary of state on tin- second ballot; II. L. White, of Wayne county, for treasurer bv acclamation; G. S. Watters, of Ida county, for auditor on the second ballot: P. B. Wolf, of Clinton, for judge of the supreme court, on the second ballot. Peter A. Day wa* renominated by acclamation for railroad commissioner: Theodore ‘W. Ivory, of Mil!-, for supreme court reporter. At the conclusion, Governor Buies entered th*1 hall and was cheered to the echo but begged to be excused from making any remarks. The anticipated tight was on the liquor plank. But after the platform did develop it -imply reaffirmed the former position of the party on that question. The tariff plank was also quite a surprise as it was not generally expected that it would be so -weeping for free trad**. The delegates are highly pleased with the treatment re ceived. Most of them home* tiff* evening. will leave for their WHO IS CABLE? •I Hornet bing A Inuit the Man Who Wa* I to Down “Moses" Neece. [Special toT i> Httwa- Eye. Ro* K Island, 111..’ Aug. 5.— John W. Potter has succeeded in foisting hi* butterfly millionaire upon the democratic {•arty a* their candidate for congre** at the coming election. {* j* therefore in order for tho people of the district to inquire what ar** the qualifications of this young man for th*- position of representative of the people from tiffs important congressional di-trict. He was rai**‘d in this city and got hi- education her** and at Ann Harbor. After that Iii* father tried to make a busine** man out of him. II** boosted him to the head of til*1 Mercer county railrojid end managed it- affairs himself, hoping to cultivate in him industrious habits, and a tast. for busine*.-. In the course of time hi* father’* health failed, and a* lien had proven an absolute failure a* a business manager, he was withdrawn, and ha* been a gentleman of leisure ever since. It cannot be said that he ever did a day'- work in hi* life of any kind whatever: neither ha-there been a moment **f hi* lit'** when he had to think of—what -hall I do for a living for myself or farnilv. How can such idea th*1 th*1 withou a man of the thought mind*    of    th* ♦•<»p]e, with    kin th* ma htest enter Of noblemen associates, with, and and millionaire* for hi- daily he expected to -empathize fairly represent the people? It i* not expected. Ben Cab ply the candidate of John W. used by him a* the availal knock out William II. Nee* well knew that Neee man th*1 democratk nate at tiff- time, but he had committed th*1 unpardonable sin of endorsing August Ii nosing for the Roc!; Island postoffice when Potter wanted it himself. Had A*1*-! *‘ endorsed Mr. Edson, Major Connelly. M. M. Briggs or any one of the e is sim-1’otter, so Ie man to Potter was the strongest party could nomi- lliirlingtonian* in San Diego. Mrs. I). M. Bummack, by reque-t of the editor of the Church Tidings. published by the Presbyterians of tiff- city, ha* written th*1 paper a communication about San Diego. California, and former Burlington people who are now residents there, aud visitor* from Burlington. The following extract will br* interesting to the many friends of the people mentioned: The Presbyterian church of San Diego i- indebted to the Presbyterian church of Burlington for at least six of its members:    I).    M.    Harnmack. Belle S. Ilammack, Della E. Harnmack, and Nellie IL Harnmack, who went in 1887, and later on N. S. Harnmack and Mary IL Harnmack. During th*1 winters of 1*8H arid 1*89, Mrs. F. IL Jagger was quite a regular attendant upon its services, but last winter she ha* been staying at Hotel del Coronado, and ha* ino*r-ly attended the Presbyterian church of Coronado. During the winter* of 1*87 and I*** we had Mr. Carlton Dryden with u*.    a!*o. Mrs. I). F. Mingus, formerly Mi-* Jennie Wright, of Burlington, ha- a pretty hon**- set in a garden of beautiful flower-, on University Heights, the very finest suburb of San Diego. She belong-to the Episcopal fold, but we often >ee her, and are glad to tell h*-r Burlington friends that the change of climate has greatly benefited her health. Mr*. Jagger. also, ha* received benefit from th*1 delightful climate, and her daughter. Mi*- Minnie Barnes, seem* to be recovering lier health, which news, we know, will be very welcome to her friends in Burlington. N. S. Hamrnaek and family are well. A sweet baby girl. Isabella Stewart, came to them in June of last year. Della Harnmack wa- -tamp clerk in th** postoffice a year and a half, performing the duties of her position well and satisfactorily. She. too. i* very much better in health than when -lie went there. A- for me and my family I cannot say too much of what th*- climate iia* done for us. Doe* it Fay to How veil.' That would be a funny question to a-k the farmer, wouldn't it? And yet there are business men who think they are wiser than the farmer who are foolish enough to believe that seed sowing doe*n’t pay. Lieutenant Governor Jones, of New York, manufacturer of scales, in reply to several inquiries by George P. Rowell & Co., advertising agent- and publisher* of Printers' Ink, say*: 2.—Have you found in your experience that newspaper advertising pays? and, if *0. how does it compare with almanacs, circulars and other mediums? In my estimation newspaper advertising most assuredly doe- pay. *>r I would not have spent hundreds of thousands of dollar- in advertising til*1 Jones Scale for a quarter of a century, and what i- also true, I should not have had it to *peud. You might a- well a-k the farmer if it pays for him to -<>w iff- seed. Newspaper advertising i- th*1 best method within my experience a* an advertiser of more than forty year*. 3.—What, in your opinion, are the chief es-entials of a -uccessful advertisement.’ Truth, attractively expre*-ed. SUPPRESS THE NEWS. London Dailies Silent on the Kaiser’s Real Mission Salisbury Act* Mf I.ast Turkey Warned t-o atop the Outrage* in Armenia- The British Parliament Trying »o flurry Business. Lo.%iman, Aug. *).—Emperor William * visit to til*1 queen i- the event of greatest interest her*-. Everybody knows that its only object i- political and in private it is discussed from that standpointalone, but th*- newspaper* make no reference to its political purpose. They fully chronicle th*- emperor- movements out of door-, column after column given to the parade of th*- royal yacht club, the dinner*, horseback riff* -, walk* and luncheon* among the shrub- arui flowers at Osborn House, but not a word can be had of til*- real new*. And if it could be had rn*>'t of til*- big London bailie- would not publish it. That would b*- an unpardonable intrusion into th*- privacy of her majesty'* household and an act of rudeness to her imperial visitor. But political conferences of th*1 highest importance have already taken place, and probaly it baby tiff- time been decided whether Germany i* to have the help of England'* fleet in the approaching struggle with France and Russia. In a few days the radicals will tackle tile subject in parlia merit, but their shrewdest questioning will elicit only evasive an-wer-. Event-alone will tell what ar*- th*-arrived at. It is privately given out if th* me fusions obbie of parliament that Lord Sal sent a strong warning to Turk* the moslem outrage* on Ameri* ians ar*- not promptly stopped will withdraw th*- guarantee g Anglo-Turki-h convention to fending Armenia from in Monday afternoon Sir Jane the spokesman for the for* the house of commons, den action had been taken, or •: ■ a- until official informal) reived that there had be* Lord Salisbury probably got the ri*ing indignation of ti people at th** government * i: sent telegraphic ins’ruction-liarn White in Constant) nop!* incident in parliament on Mo result will be that the ports spasm of energy and that th* cessation of the outrage* wii a reason why England -honId prop up Turkish rule. -bury ha* y that if an Christ England ven in the aid in doom Only ** Ferguson, ign office in cd that any mild betaken, had been really outrages. it alarmed at the English. inaction' and n- to s;r Wil-pie aft* r the nday. The will -how a * temporary I be u-ed a-continue to Many Emigrants Killed ain! Injured. Vienna. Aug. o.—A railway train was thrown from th*- track near Pilsen. Bohemia, to-day. Th*1 < ar- rolled down an embankment into a rnar-h. The stoker and -everal pa—enger- wer* killed and nearly eighty pa--* liger- injured. Most of the pa—engcr- wer** emigrants who were bound for the United >thd*«. HAWK-EYE GLANCES. « Died numerous aspirants the re*uit v>oiffd hav* That one a* Potter ha* I lie doe* i elected, bu’ have a his has Cubit OOO. tick!* hold? party I)*1*1ll t; would in the • >s ('abl out cooked Neece - ii ••hewing at I expert Ben. in -electing hi* *>rv. although will bi for th been ju*t the -ame. * g<•<)-o, ami t ever since. ('aide to be man, hr will b*1 knows defeated. ■ nod for month.* that -pend from >25,CXH) to ampaign if nominated. - vanity with prai** to be-machine Hi* vie he th*1 r*. ha* orc com boodie and hi-run ists in Picnic*. The taming down of th*- temperature somewhat since the recent rain has given more zest to the thought of picnics and rural excursions. How many of our reader* know the origin of the word “picnic?” A writer in Harper x Yon ny People says that, in arranging for the re-freshment* for a picnic, it wa* originally th*1 pl a ii to draw up a list of what wa* ne*1*—ary. which is an excellent one to position | follow, for often, when there ha- been i ne* previous agreement, it is discovered. I when too late, that there i- too much of I one kind of food and not enough of another. The li*t was pa—ed round, and each person picked out the article of food or drink he or sh*1 was willing to furnish, and th*1 name of the article wa* then nicked off the list. So it was from these two word*, jacked, and Jinked, that this form of out-of-door entertainment first became known a- a “pick-and-nick.*" and then as a picnic, the old-fashioned name for the ba-ket partie- of to-dav. >u HIDED.— day John by a eireic Wa- Pert bing-a wa* •man who ng fal*e re- It Ben. He . and inducement nominating tory well, nocking out Neece. Huesing and such old lim1 democrat* a* Connelly, Briggs and the Buford*. and in feathering th*1 Argus nest with Cable boodle. It AV a* si Di*it)>|»oii)t incut. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.' (. 'ahi ii a*.I . IU., Aug. t».—Although Hancock county gave part of her vote to Cable at the congressional convention at Monmouth yesterday, yet iii* nomination was a decided disappointment t*» many democrats here. Neece would have carried many soldier votes in Hancock county. While the democrats do not repudiate the nomination, many of them would prefer Neece. Cable'* nomination ha- tickled th*1 republicans imtnonsclv. NORTH DAKOTA DEMOCRATS. Variety In Advertising. Editor of Printers’ Ink:    Divert)sc al way-, never twice alike. To print the same tiling twice is confession that yon don't expect it to be read. The editor does not print editorials twice.—J. E. Pair erg. That is a mistake, especially where order- and inquiries by mail are expected. The w riter's experience j*. that toooften changed advertisements don't draw so well in periodical* and country paper;'. The tir-t time an advertisement appears it may be read by many but not acted on. while if it i- seen again and again it will impress tip* reader, who concludes there's something in it anyhow, and writes. Constant changes in local {tapers may be good enough. An editorial isn't a parallel case.    Louts    (I.    Gut    nd. Manager Advertising E. (). Thompson. St ii t e Fork- rile Uonvfiition at Grand Nominal ion*. Guano Forks. N. I).. Aug. tb Th** -tate democratic convention opened at two this afternoon. Several caucuses were held during the forenoon but no definite results wer*1 arrived at. In the afternoon the following ticket was nominated:    Congressman.    John    1). Benton. Fargo: governor, W. X. Roach, Larimore: lieutenant governor, (leo. IL Carrat. Richland: secretary of state. F. A. W ilson, Bathgate;auditor. C. E.Meat h. Morton county; treasurer. T. IL Baker, Bismarck: attorney general, J. V. Brooke, Devils Lake; insurance, commissioner r. S. Seruugaard. Gregg* county: cominis-ioner of agriculture, J. IL Astaad. Trail county; superintendent of public instruction. Miss Laura Eusenbusth. Bolster county; railroad I commissioners. Mes.-rs. Lowern. Sevens and Rendi. Th*1 convention then adjourned. The Eleventh Mis-nuri Bist riel. Jefferson i'm. Mo., Aug. 6. -Richard I*. Bland was to-day nominated for congre-s by th*- democrats of the eleventh district. Printer* Strike. Los Angeles. Aug. o. The union printers employe*! on tho four daily papers of this city struck Yesterday afternoon against a reduction of wages and to compel the proprietors to sign a contract to maintain the present scale. NOT A CHEERFUL VIEW OF IT. Wealth aud glory, place and powr. What an* they worth to mw or yon’ For ttie leaso of life runs out in an hour* An*l death -Rinds ready to rlaim his tfu* Sounding honors or heap. <>’ gold What an- tin y a!) when a I *.•« told- A pain or a pleasure, a smile or a tear What does it matter what we claim* For we stop from the cradle into tho mer. And a careless world goes on the name. Hours of gladness or hours of sorrow, What does it matter to us to-morrow * 7 ruth of love or to vt of friend. Tender caresses or cruel sneers. What do they matter to us in th- end For tho brief day -ii - an*! Die long night nears; Passionate kisses or tea: - os- ga) Tile grave will open and cover t:iem nil Homeless vagrant or honored guest. Poor and humble or rich and great. Ail are racked with th** world's unrest. Al! must meet with the common fate Life from childhood ti? we are old. What is it all when ah is told? — Kila Wheeler Wilcox in Boston Globe pre — run* —Knox hats at Raab's. Track Layers Strike. Dubuque. Aug. 6.—Seventy-five laborers employed in laying and repairing track for the Illinois Centra! between Scrap File. The largest locomotive in use at ent weighs seventy-nine tons and on twelve wheels. A Baltimore man ki*-**d hi* wife *o hard he made her deaf. There wa* method in his madness. Young Staylate—“Yes. Miss Edith, I always pay as I go.” Edith—“Indeed! Then I suppose you never pay?”—Munsey’* Weekly. First Kansas Man—“Hello! Did you rain down?” Second Kansas Man—“No. Traveled in the usual way. Blowdown.” —New York Weekly. —Base ball to-day f L<>< K-J.wv.—Adam (Los, aged sixty years, died at Cedar Falls late Tuesday afternoon from lock-jaw. caused by running a rusty nail in hi* foot. Attempted Suicide..—dame- King. of Farmington. Iowa, attempted to commit suicide by shooting himself in the left side Monday night. He may recover. Out.ut Not Skid r<* Anyone.—An original package man at Sheldon advertise* through the paper- that he will not -ell liquor to inebriate-., minors or fools. A Baby Birn n ny a D*>*..—At Keo* kuk, a (loc supposed to hav*- be*-n -offering with rabic* attacked a baby. badly biting and lacerating th* little one'* face. Colored Avti-Proiiibitionist-.—The colored anti-prohibition league of Iowa ha- a membership of 450. There are in the state between 5.o*»o and o.ooo colored voter*. Will Hold a Re-f.le* hon. -By some irregularity in the recent court hou>e election in Dickinson county, tile question will have to be again submitted to a vote. The Cherokee County Fair. More than Si.4**0 in purses and premiums will be distributed at th** Cherokee county fair, to be held at Mardi*. September it. is and 19. Serious Char* k -. —.lame* Hughart, a well-to-do farmer living near Scranton, is under arrest charged with criminally assaulting hi* stepdaughter, aged thir-I teen year*. i Fi red ly ( I ton tile other publicly cowhide claimed he had be I port- about ber. Hou-f Thieve- at Work.--Horse J thieves are operating in story county. IL Lewis, living near Nevada, had a valuable three-year-old colt stolen from bistable Thursday night. Enforcing hie Tr.vmf Law.—At Boone nine tramp*, confined in jail under th** new tramp law. refused to work and are being kept on br**id anti water. They have held out four days. A Building Boom.—A building boom has struck Primghar, among the more noticeable improvements under way being an >8.000 school house, a >5,000 opera house and a new flouring miff. Electric Lighting at Dubuque.— The Dubuque city council ha- contracted for IOO electric light lamps to be put in at street intersections, for which >75 per year for each lamp will be paid. A    Ricki.i>ii    Joe,.—The Ottumwa pickle factory expect to {tickle about 20,000 bushels <<f cucumber- this season, for which the farmers in the neighborhood will receive nearly >10.000. Iowa S«>n> ok Veterans.—Sons of Veterans in Iowa are preparing to make a showing at the national encampment at St. Joseph. August 25. which will be creditable to the -tate nnd to their respective camps. Severely In.ii red. \ young man j named Jensen, living near Early, Sac j county, was caught in the tumbling-rod of a threshing machine and considerably injured. Hi* clothing wa* completely torn from his body. An Ancient Watch.—Mr*. J. A Welch, of Lu Verne, is the possessor of a watch that has been in the family for two hundred year*. It i* of the old bull's-eye pattern and is about an inch ami a half in diameter and nearly an inch thick, and the movement is what is called th** “chain movement." Mr*. Welch a1-** possesses some chinaware that ha* been in til*1 familv more than a century. A Fatal Epidemic.--Fifteen death* have occurred at Preston within the last week, and seventy persons are now-affected with the epidemic, which is of the nature of choler^. The population of this town is only about five hundred, and the inroads of th*- disease ar*1 great,. Only five physicians are in attendance, and they are given no r* *t. Without ac exception the victims turn black within a few hour- after death. The majority of the dead ar*1 children. France and Tulley are the battery at the ball park this afternoon. Chamberlain’* Dye anil Skin Ointment. A certain cure for Chronic Sore Eye* Tetter, Salt Rheum. Si-ald Head, Old Chronic Sort *, Fever Sore*. Erzema. Itch, Prairie Scratches. Sore Nipples and Piles. It is cooling and soothing. Hundreds of cases have been cured by it after all other treatments have failed. 25 and 50 cent boxes for sale by all druggists. —Go and see our new pitcher j wind the balls around Peoria. I Hcccham's IMlls cure Sick-Headache to-day ;

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