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Olean Democrat, The (Newspaper) - February 27, 1890, Olean, New York PACES. "ffiL The Olean Democrat. VOL. XI. OLEAN, CATTARAUGUS CO. NEW YORK, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, I 890. NO. 14 ANOTHER JOHNSTOWN. A DAM BREAKS AND FORTY DEATHS ARE REPORTED. of a Few of the Victims Knows, but .Are Scarce Tbe Acci- dent Said to be Due to the Carelessness of the Contractors The Owners Were Warned of the Danger. PRESCOTT, Ari., Feb. fine large storage dam built across Hassayampa river by the Walnut Grove Water Storage com- pany two years ago at a cost of gave way Saturday morning under great pressure of the heavy flood and swept everything be- fore it. Forty persons are believed to have lost their lives. As the town of Wickenburg, thirty miles below the dam was on the same stream great fears are entertained for the safety of that town, but as there is no telegraphic commu- cation no news is obtainable of its fate. The service dam of the company located fifteen miles below the reservoir, and fifteen miles of flume just approaching completion was also swept away, although the company has spent over on the enterprise of storing the water. The hydraulic mining machine had arrived, and they expected to begin operations this week. The dam which held the waters back was 110 feet long at the base and 400 feet at the top. It was 110 feet thick at the base and 10 at the top, forming a lake three miles in length by three-fourths of a mile wide and 110 feet deep. Lieut. Brodie in charge of the work was absent at Phoenix superintending the ship- ment of the machinery to the works and was saved. Of those known to have been drowned were J. Haines, wife and four children; H. Boone and John Silby, Joseph Keynolds, Mrs. McCarthy and S. McMiUer. THE NUMBEn OF VICTIMS NOT K3TOWN. PRESCOTT, Ariz., Feb. number of people drowned at WicLenburg is not definitely known. A number of bouses were certainly carried away, PI. i "oany were drowned, but owing to the lack of telegraphic communication the exact re-suit of the dis- aster cannot be ascertained. The ominous rush of water from the broken dam gave warning to the people of tbe valley that many took advantage of and had time to escape. Rain has been falling heavily for several days past and the dam was split from top to bottom by the force of the waters. DENVER, Feb. Prescott, Art, special says: A general feeling of excitement and suspense prevails here over the news of the disaster at Walnut Grove. The couriers who brought the telegrams for the owners of the property notifying them of their great loss arrived about 8 o'clock Satur- day night. As he left immediately after day- light he could give but little particulars fur- ther than to report the number missing. Five bodies had been recovered and identified when he left. The distance to the storage dam from Prescott by the nearest trail is forty miles, while the service dam, where the employes were located was fifteen miles fur- ther down stream. Immediately on receipt of the news here Adjt. Gen. O'Neal started for the scene of disaster with two surgeons to assist the wants of the suffering and superin- tend the burial of the dead. G. Arthur, formerly interested in the en- terprise, and John McDonald, an owner of the Blue Dick mine have just returned from the Doessoris divide, fourteen miles south of the town from where a view of the dam could be had and renort that it has gone without a doubt wa ,h water could be plainly with TUW powerful jdassss high up on the side of toe the break hi the stone work of the dam was also plainly seen. The break in the dam sloped to the east- ward leav iag the imp'-esaon that the main break was on the east side. There can be no estimate yet of the lo-s of Kfe and property, but the latter will reach into the milbons and the loss of life, without doubt, will bo great as many families aie liv ing near the stream in narrow canons. Th" of the news of the loss of the i dam has height- ened the excitement a'.nl 'iiore definite news is now anxiously THE NEGRO QUESTION. 1 KILLED THE WHOLE FAMILY. A Canadian Terrible Quad- ruple Murder. QUEBEC, F'eb. Eoubois mur- dered his vi ife, his mother-m-law and two chil- dren at the village of St. Albans. Dubois for some time had been on bad terms with bis motber-in-law, and quarrels with her were frequent. When the family were getting ready for dinner Dubois made some slighting remark about his wife's cooking, when Mrs. Olyrnpe Thibault, the mother-in-law, told him to get out of the house if he did cot like it. Dubois rushed out of the house and did not return for a couple cf hours. He had gone to the grocery and bought a quart of whisky Then he went to the barn and stayed there until he had drank it all. Mad with liquor, he returned to the house, bran- dished the empty bottle about his head, and said he would be master of his own house. His wife, Mary, fled into the yard in a ter- ror, but the mother-in-law attempted to take the bottle from him. "I've stood this thing long shouted and struck the old lady on the head. Her screams brought the wife back into the house and she saw him pounding on her mother's head with an axe. Forgetting her danger she rushed in to save her and was struck down with a fearful gash in her head, and then Dubois deliberately began to hack his mother-in-law to pieces. Not satisfied with Ms bloody work he went upstairs where his 4rmonths-old baby was in the cradle. The baby was almost decapitated besides hawifcg several cruel cuts all over the body. His thirst for blood was not yet satisfied and with the bloody axe he went out on the road where Joseph Rudolphe, his son, was playing and struck him on the head. He then threw the axe beside the body and started for the wood. When the crime was discovered his wife was still alive but died after telling the story. The whole village turned out to hunt for the murderer but he has not been captured. THE RUSSIAN HORROR. LATEST REPORTS OF THE KARA PRISON OUTRAGE. DIRT FOR THE MORMONS. Proselyting Elders in London Meet With Muddy Reception. NEW YORK, Feb. London special to The Herald says: A party of Mormon mis- sionaries who are engaged in a proselyting campaign in London and other parts of Great Britain, had a lively time in East Lon- don Sunday. Tha missionaries, three in number, begun a meeting, and in a short time a large crowd had collected. The mis- sionaries were listened to with attention for a time, but presently irrelevant remarks be- gan to be heard, several persons in the crowd being anxious to know how many wives were possessed by one of the elders, a vener- able individual with long white hair. These interrogatories disconcerted the Mor- mons, and excited much laughing and jeering among the crowd. Presently a member of the Anti-Mormon league appeared on the scene to offer opposition to the Latter-Day Saints. He reminded the crowd that not very ago a young woman, one of their number, who had been induced to emigrate by Mor- mon missionaries had returned to her moth- er's home shoeless and starving with two little children, having tramped the whole distance from Liverpool. He produced the young woman and asked if they wanted more of their sisters to be served as she had been. This excited the crowd who groaned and hooted. Mud and other refuse was thrown at the Mormons who prepared to make a hasty exit They weie chased by the mob, how- ever. Their clothing was torn, their hats were knocked in and they were otherwise maltreated. Finally they sought refuge in a cab and were driven rapidly away, but were followed for some distaace by a number of people. _________________ FIRE AT ELMIRA. Cardinal Gibbons Declares That RelJgon Their "Salvation. BALTIMORE. Feb Gibbons has befjun at t'ne solemn high a course of Latin sermons The was very large and The Baltimore cathedral no- the finest fio] 1 of for pulpit o-.-at- r n -t pre- cise and fi.nnciaiion of t'_f '-.vdinal made pi cry w vd h nrd n id tn tell The Tuc in the to f( also be ied durijj? th" Inch Bef-T" the tion of i r-11' i vi rpv t -i-f i r 4 n f '.f f n 11 J1. T 'it rv TTC- i r Several Stores Burned Out a of Nearly S10O.OOO EUUBA, N. Y.. Feb. was dis- covered in Stuart Beach's gents' furaish- store at 3W East Water street yesteiday Th? entire fire department was at the scene in four minutes, and the fire v. as confined to the four-story stone front building where the blaze started, and numbers 307 and oil on either side. Number S09 was burned out with an abnost complete loss of the stock and goods, valued at The household goods of the Hon. Thomas Eotchkiss, lately consul at Ottawa, were jtored on the third floor of 309. and were to- tally destroyed. The loss is from tc and Mr. Hotchkiss bad no insurance. Stuart Beach had about insurance. Harris Sons, dry goods occupied Kb. 31L Their stock was valued at and thej carried an insurance of Their loss will be per cent on the stock. C. W. Y hardware, occupied No. 307. Thtn M. worth ?-0.000. and dam- agon 10 rv.- cent, prmc.r-ally bv r. The total loss on the Imil'ling will IK" r-ceed tbe wi-re not scr: ly in- Pour Women Killed Themit'lvew and Thirty Men Took of 11 em Known to Have Died A Banquet In London to ommissioner In- dignation Meeting. LOMDOX, Fob. detaih of the outrage in the political prison at Kara, Si- beria, have i cached the exiles in London fiom li lends ivho are located a short distance noni the scene of the horrors. They are bin.f. but conclusive, confiimiug fully a repo: t f tlic affair received here from an official i1; t lot' 'bl.urg who is in sympathy with i.. of thp people Aeco: i 'to details it appears that the trou'.'j at the Kara prison originated in a "hmigu in August, when the vromen political pnsoiiers tried to starve themselves to death to escape the brutalities of their jailers All the women imprisoned there ab- stained from food for fourteen days. The jailers did not believe that they would be able to keep up the struggle. At first they jeered at the women, then tempted them with food and then, finding this of no avail threaten- ed them. When several of the women were at the point of death from their voluntary ab- stinence from food the prison officials re- sorted to artificial means to compel them to take nourishment. The methods adopted, however, were -violent and licentious and the women were compelled to abandon their strike. Abominable outrages followed and were of daily and hourly occurrence. JIME' SIGEDA'S TREATMENT. This state of affairs led Mme. Sigida, whose death by flogging has already been announced, to ask for an interview with the director of the prison in hope of securing an amelioration of the condition of the prison- ers. This request was granted, but when she was taken before him she found him abusive. It is said in her exasperation at his abuse she called him a villain and slapped his face. It is not positively known, however, what took place during the interview, but what- ever did happen Mme. Sigida did not return to her companions. She was taken from the director's office and conveyed to the prison in v, hich common of- fenders are confined. Three of her compan- ions from among the political prisoners were permitted to join her. The advices state that these were Mary Koalesky, wife of Professor Koalesky of Kieff, Mme. Smirn- jtsky and Maria Kolujny. The last two ladies were from Odessa. BAHOX KORFF'S ORDER Two months elapsed after these events be- fore Gen. Baron Korff, governor general of the province of the Amour instructed the directors of prisons that the secret edict of March, 18S6 which ordered that political prisoners should be treated by prison officials in precisely the same manner as criminals condemned for common law offences, would be enforced and ordered the directors to no- tify the political prisoners of both sexes that they would be liable to corporal pun- ishment if they violated certain of the prison regulations. The male prisoners, fore- seeing immediate dagger, held a consultation, and sent to the direct 1' of h b.i 1 i "h" prison not to kiK }n the of fvpr.mc tv o nf tL- vlo bn'l and ir f i" f t c FARMERS SWINDLED. An Agent for Bohemian OnU of SYRACUSE. N Y., Feb. of farmers in Onondaga county have boon swindled and ill lose thousands of dollars. The opct aliens of the swindlers have been earned on under the name of the Pennsyl- vania Seed company, limited, but the prime mover in the scheme was a Walter J. Curtis, the reputed secretary of the concern, who until a short time ago had his headquarters here. He has thus far secured thousands of dol- lars in promissory notes and victimized prom- inent farmers all over the state. The victims here are among the leading people of the county, one being the treasurer of the Onon- daga County Milk association. Curtis is a well dressed man and a refined and interest- ing conversationalist. His method of oper- ating was to induce the farmers of the state to give him their promissory notes in ex- change for seed, grain and bonds of the Penn- sylvania company. The agent would sell the farmer a quantity of Bohemian oats at a bushel, giving bin at the same time a guar- antee that the company after the har- vest, dispose of twice as many bushels for him at the price named, less a commisBion. The oats, represented as of superior quality, proved inferior to common seed oats. The notes which were taken from the farm- ers were for and the agents agree- ing that the company would return the notes before maturity or pay them out of the pro- ceeds of the crop. After obtaining the notes the operators would hand the farmers a pa- per, printed in red and black letters, stamped with a large gilt seal and purporting to be a hond from the Pennsylvania concern. The agents said the company would sell to the same men only for one year and to not more than five men in any town, whereas they often sold to 100 men in the same town. The bonds were distributed in large quanti- ties among the agents, who filled out the blanks and took the notes, dividing the profits with Curtis. For a while things worked smoothly. The farmers in many instances paid their notes and received in return other notes obtained in a similar manner. At last a suspicion began to arise that there was a swindle in the scheme, and a number of On- ondaga and Oswego county farmers, finding that the company was not fulfilling the con- dition of the bond, and that the notes were being negotiated at a big discount, sometimes for 50 cents on the dollar, began to look about for means to protect themselves against the supposed fraud. Many of the notes were protested upon their maturity and suite were brought in the supreme court by the holders. About the time these suits were begun Cur- tis left tiie state, claiming that he was called away to attend a funeral in Chicago. He hasn't yet returned. Before going he trans- ferred all his property to his wife, and at- tachment proceedings have been begun by creditors who had taken some of the notes upon his indorsement. George Geddes, the well-known Fainnount farmer, is reported to be very well acquainted with Mr. Curtis, and the extent of his invest- ment in Bohemian oats is said to be between and Edward E. Wilmont, a commercial traveller living in this city, holds some farmers' notes to the amount of and among others whom he has sued is Mr. Mutter of Oswego county. Curtis went to Albion about four years ago, and there established the company in this state. He lived in hotels and operated through agents. Curtis was noted for his lavish expenditure of money. He dressed well, thought nothing of opening a basket of champagne for his friends, lived like a man of wealth and assumed to be a leader in poli- in Albion. Names of many persons mdled in this Auction are withheld. CHICAGO GETS THE SITE, A WILD TIME IN CHICAGO- YO-.V. JVo -r M f-nv. I A Rumor thp ttririlians Want Oota eijrar 1 'n M The People Rfjoice at Securing the World's Fair Site. CHICAGO, Feb. 20. It has been many years since Chicago wes torn up the it was Tuesday night. At midnight no coherent idea of the result ol the balloting in the house could be All that was knovvn was that Chicago had been chosen as the site for the world's fair, Fror'i the moment that the first ballot was taken u.itil late in the owning great crowds M.rged b-forc the newspaper ofices and the where being posted. Fifth axcnnp between JIad fconand Washmj- has. su b a crowd. It agaiiit.t tha b-Ji' force taat fi.inl It vas known it bur-t through the and the -niudoA 111 a A r '-line ell. a roar, is i in the bra f 1 ijrh :i> t ul of. 1> 1 M c v i' v nt -v" fi-o-it, Sfc -h i i ;n Clu- v i 1 V T 1 l f i-t an! jxr ft I 1 1 Tl f r 3 i 'i -i i" ,1 i 1 11 i i t 4 n 7 r. T 1 f T) i. i HER CHIEF COMPETITOR BEATEN BY FIFTY VOTES. NEW YORK STATE ENCAMPMENT. Eight Ballots Taken in the House Before the llesult Men Jubilant Over Their of Gov. Hill and Other Alhaiiy States- men on Result. WASHINGTON-. Feb. 25 a few mom( occupied in administering the oath of office to John E Reyburn of Pennsyl- vania, the IILV munber w ho succeeds the late Judge t ne house spent the entire ses- sion yetterdr1} m betthng the of the proposed site ot the world's fair. Eight bal- lots w ere taken, and on the eighth and last ballot Chicago secured 157 votes and the prize. When Speaker Reed rapped for order at noon there w ere about 300 representatives on the floor. The galleries were crowded with peo- ple waiting to witness the struggle between the adherents of the rival cities on the floor. Chauncey M. Depew and ex-Secretacy W. C. Whitney and others from New York city, Mayor Creiger of Chicago, Governor Francis of Missouri and a host of representative men from these cities, and many Washington men, members of the original board of pro- motion, were in the galleries or corridors in- terested and anxious. At p. m., after Mr. Reyburn had been sworn in and taken his seat, the clerk of the house read the special order prescribing this method of voting onthesitejqnestion and requiring some one place to have a majority of the votes cast. Mr. Blount of Georgia wanted to know if there w ould be an opportunity afforded to pass upon the question as to whether there should be a fair before selecting a site. Speaker Reed replied that under the special order thei e could not be and directed the clerk to call the roll for the first ballot which resulted: Chicago 115, New York 72, St. Louis 61, Washington 50 and one vote for Cumberland Gap, Ga., cast by Mr. Skinner. Second ballot: Chicago 121, New York 83, St. Louis 59, Washington 46. Whole num- ber of votes 155. Third ballot: Chicago 127, New York 92, St. Louis 53, Washington 34. Fourth Ballot: Chicago 134, New York 95, St. Louis 48, Washington 29. The eighth ballot resulted as follows: Chi- cago New York 107, St. Louis 25, Wash- ington 18. Total number of votes 307; neces- sary to choice 154, The final vote in detail on the eighth and deciding ballot was as follows: For Chicago Adams, Alderson, Allen Allen Anderson Atkinson, Bartine, Barwin, Bayne, Belknap, Boothman, Boutelle, Brewer, Brickner, Brookshire, Brower, T. N. Browne, Bullock, Burrows, Burton, Butterworth, Bynum, Cald- well, Cannon, Carter, Caswell, Chpst- hain, Cbipman, Clark Clunie, Coggswell, Coleman, Comstock, Conger, Connell, Cooper, Cooper, Craig, Crain. Culberson. Cutcheon, Dalzell, Darlngton, Davidson, Dolliver, Dorsey, Dunnell, Evans, Ewart, Finley, Fithian, Flick, Foreman, Funston, Gear, Gest, Gifford, Greenhalge, Grosvenor, Grout, Hnll, Hans- brough, Hare, Haugen, Hayes, Haynes Henderson, Henderson, Her- man, Hill, Hitt, Holman, Hopkins, Houk, Kelly, Kennedy, Ken-, Lacey, La- Follette, Lane, Lanham Lawler, Laws, Lewis Land, Martin. (Tnd Mason, McClel- lan, McCod. MtConuvk, McCreary, McKen- na. ?.t-.i, dur, Springer, 1 Taylor, Ta- r. 'T-.i.-: E. B. Taylor. J D Thomas. Thompson, Town- send i. Tur- ner Tun'm. Vaadeveer, Van h" N. Vi'.tikcr Wallace V- Olu-b i. Whiting. Wick- ham. '.Vile. A'.'ilhams Wi'-'n 'Ky.i. (Waj-h i. F', Ar.drew, Baker. Bank- 1 evl. Ha Bcckwith, Belden, Ti 1111. liianchard, Blount. r. iJr 'Ark Browne i'.r.u.ii'-r i'.t. i an.ui iN. J B'ichanan CampKIl. Gaudier i it- C'av. (_ian ''larke Ptl, 11, .1, I i i_'i Kunj'h-.. Edmunds E 1" 1 i b H i Fow- ir Har.iic'. Hender- 01 iN-t. Kerr iT'a. Ket- T, 5. 1 i L- t' T Manner. i in such a way to j "01 HP r i r the fair et 1T1- -1-1- fit a bnr- i an nc T ,ri "n T U 1 j V 'I i The TX" ,T' Ji'jv have the of tr-" lull J r for t'.i" holding of the fair a c I'.mma- tod and a j- -1 rvirr'oration TLey TS 10 from th' of 1 bait v. aj by th' CCA -i i b i'l Tirvor f f tl-nt a lv> to i i a-i i over an offt rr i v. ith A M -w t dtv sd- tf thorn. ma t" thf favonM'i thcn i" i 1 v "hi n'n i" a- ptear l> iral'f f ral tb an Fr- i V I' r> C fr ir T 1 1 1 A VI I1 r n.'- -it it. 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