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Olean Democrat, The (Newspaper) - January 23, 1890, Olean, New York TEEN PAGES. PAEGS 1 Olean Democrat. rot. xi. OLEAN, CATTARAUGUS CO. NEW YORK, THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 1890. NO. 9 A TRIPLE TRAGEDY. THREE PERSONS DRINK OXALIC ACID IN THEIR COFFEE. Attempt of a Buffalo Shoemaker to Mur- der Daughter and Granddaughter and Commit Suicide, TChich May be End of a Swindle on Dakota Farmers. BUFFALO, Jan. Feierly, a Ger- man shoemaker, aged 74, who is a very hard daughter, Mrs. Meyers, a widow, and her daughter, 10 years old, were found in their residence yesterday forenoon almost dead from the effects of poison. Doctors worked over them for several hours and finally brought the little girl to consciousness. She said her grandfather came home Sat- urday night, drunk, and started to beat her mother with a long club. Her grandfather, she said, beat her mother very often. In the morning she awoke and her grandfather and her mother were standing near her. The former had a coffee-pot in hij hand, and pouring out some of the gave it to her to drink. She did so, but while she was drinking her mother cried. Her mother then took the cup and drank some of the coffee, and soon after they both became very sick and vomited. This was all she could remember until aroused by the efforts of the doctors. The police at once took possession of the coffee pot, which still had some of the coffee in it. The appearance and the odor of the fluid was perfectly natural; nothing whatever could be detected that would make anyone suspect the presence of poison. It is thought, however, that the poison used was oxalic acid, which Feierly was in the habit of using on bis leather. The old man and his daughter were worked over by surgeons and physicians, but all attemps to restore the n to perfect consciousness failed up to a late hour, and it is feared there is small hope of their recovery. AtJ INSURANCE SWINDLE. HM Banco Game Worked on of Dakota Farmers. MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. special to The Tribune from Sioux Falls, S. D., says State Auditor Taintor's attention has been called to another insurance swindle, the magnitude of is hardly second to those recently ex- posed by the state auditor wherein Dexter Turner appeared as the leading character. Henry Froelich, who was prominent in a wild cat insurance company at Huron a few years ago, has for the past year been soliciting among the farmers of Beadle, Sanborn, Lake, Moody and other counties in the interest of a concern called the Stock Owners' Mutual union. Froelich purported to be its general agent with headquarters at Huron. The con- cern seems to have existed only in name and Froelich's scheme in connection with it was to insure live stock on the mutual plan at a nominal premium. His proposition was very liberal and his scheme appeared so plausible that he succeed- ed in taking in the farmers by the dozen. Things went well with the "S. O. M. U." until the losses began to cftme in. It was then that continued silence on the part of Froelich led to an investigation which devel- oped the fact that he was the head and tail to the insurance company whose policies he had distributed among tha grangers. Froelich is missing and it is believed he has sought more comfortable quarters. From reports already received it is safe to estimate that his fraudulent business will amount to several hundred thousand dollars. THE NEW STATE PRISON. A Sight Selected at Esopus, on the Hudson Klver. Jan. 21. The following is the re- port of the committee commissioners ap- pointed to select a site for a new state prison: To the Honorable the Legislature of the State of New York: The undersigned commissioners, heretofore appointed by the governor, under and by virtue of chapter 447 of the laws of 1889, do hereby report: That they organized as a commission under said act on Nov. 8, and, after taking the oath prescribed by the constitution entered upon the discharge of their duties by pro- ceeding to the examination and selection of a suitable site for a new prison. Accordingly the members of tbe 1 commission visit-jd and inspe proposed sitps in the following named in state: Columbia. Queen's. Rockland, Schohane, Suf- folk. Sullivan. and vTestohester. and after we at the tol in the city of Albany and ments an-1 proportions on the part of com- repres.eiiling the various localities nanicxl. That after careful deliberation and consid- eration V-d as a for tbe new prison pro U- 1 f by said a-t a farm of land c-ilunU-i in t c town of county of UMer, and known Fairview, th" prop- erty of A. L AT: cental" about LVi with trorkl Inn! farm is f :rh4v-f5v> from New York citr. has a frontage on the Hudson river of about 2.000 running bark toand across turnpike, and jt adjacvnt to A? Shore railroad It has a j elrvsli'-n. w- h can b" fir miles f rom tb" and tljp York Central railroads and from tbe TTud-jn river. A portion nf property on tb" Esnpn-. lakr-. whi'-'h affords an abundant i lalfn property n comniml- i n W pr.wn biaiVJinr5. nnd ih tV rail- j roads Vfr.ro and the n j r. v ith an opportunity f a the Tli" j.'-r t- m T Tt a of T-V v, of Hi- has Ivn t r the cvmTnilteo then An Address the Bar AMorlatlon Shotting Unit ImpriHoniuent Dues Mot Keforra Law Breakeis Nor Capital I'un- Ighment Diminish Munlt-rs. ALBANY, Jan. largest and most distinguished audience tliat has yet graced the new public hall in this city gathered yes- terday afternoon to attend the opening exer- ciser of the annual meeting of tbe State Bar assooial ion. Before the hour announced for the opening, every seat in the large audi- torium hrul been taken and the private boxes were filled with distinguished jurists and their families. Among those present were David Dudley Field, Elliot F. Shephard, Judge John F. Dillon, J. Newton Fiero, Judge P. B. Fish, Julien T. Davies, Elbridge T. Gerry, Russell A. Parmenter and Ilorner A. Nelson. Among the occupants of the boxes were Governor Hill, the judges of the court of ap- peals, the federal judges, Col. Ingersoll's fam- ily and Judge Arnoux's family. After a selection by the orchestra the divine blessing was invoked by Rev. "Walter "W. Battershall. President Arnoux then delivered bis annual address. In his speech Judge Arnoux congratulated the association upon the number present, at- the growth of the bar's power. The increase in numbers the past year had been gratifying and had been confined to no section or class. The association should be proud that in the last month one of its members has become a member of the court of appeals; another president pro tern of the senate; another speaker of the assembly; one retires from the governorship of an adjoining state to give place to another in the same office; one adorns the highest court as its chief judge; another is governor of the state; and another has been governor and president of the United States; and many others might be mentioned who have filled in the past, or who now fill important legislative or judicial positions, or who are influential in other associations. He spoke of various improvements and reforms which they hoped to inaugurate, including the jury system. The principal event of the day was an ora- tion by Col. Robert G-. IngersolL He spoke on "Crimes Against Criminals." In his most eloquent vein the colonel re- counted the cruel treatment of criminals in past times and drew attention to the fact that the more severe the punishment the greater the increase in crime. He attributed this to the brutalization of the people through the infliction and contemplation of such punish- ments. He then suggested the inquiry why men should commit crimes at the risk of tor- ture or death, or degradation. His answer that men's minds and natures may be so deformed that it is just as impossible for them to do good as it is impossible for some men to be sculptors or philosophers. Tbe criminal should not be punished any more than the man physically deformed. PUNISHMENT DOESN'T DIMINISH CRIME. But society must protect itself against criminals, though it should not punish them. Here Col. Ingersoll gave some statistics show- ing that while in 1850 with a population of we had between and prisoners, in 1880, with population, we had prisoners. In 1850 we had insape, in 1880, we had insane. This shows that our system of punishment is not preventing crime and insanity from in- creasing faster than the increase in popula- tif n. In too, there were home- cbiHren, aud 66.000 paupers in alms- houses. Was there any connection between this fact and the number of prisoners? The speaker, after arguing that degrada- tion of prisoner-, is almost certain to prevent reformation, went on to say: MAN'S LONGING FOR LIBERTY. "For hundreds of years tbe world has en- drnv ir -f rn aftT all. is cf Ii "t" a to a r. 1 --ilend: i i ll tb" work "f a r i 1" ;t fo iv rf. i il -ru-1 f-i 1'." r l' 'f 1 i -r to inrreaw the usefulness of man. Everv human being should be taught that his first dutv to take care of himsrlf. and that tobeflf- he must To labor others. by forrv> whir-h or by finning ro'is. or bv bo-'- iv or I" zcr'ncr. itf dishonor- able. F.-. TV man 1-e t.-irprht u'fful art TI Tioiild nve a of m- wfii of honor, of F-. -rv man. Vnow- iriT 1hV lie r: In all C'mrVvl with thnt nan iw of v-n'V 711 IVrcrs Tt is as if tre vnrs in 1h" v-f cvi it- t' f and tb" T i If 1 ''I tofill Ml 4hri i1! T i' i V" r, 'K '1 T rlcM f-r -'-Tr> 1-ict A'I i V i -T -1 st !r- will 7- 7 1 't 1 .I'-s r, 1 -i l j, ,r, Ti n i o V.'f l _, V r Af TJ '.d j. t t I t 't V. n "Vn V d late, uur wcaKnccs snotiui tnaKe us rncrcirui. "I cannot more- fittingly close this address than by quoting the prayer of the Buddhist: 'I pray Thee to have pity on the Thou hast already hud pity on the virtuous by making them so.'" The banquet of the Bar association, held nt the Delavan house last evening at 8 o'clock. was by far the largest the orfjiuiiznlion ever held. The banquet hall was full to over- flowing. After the inner man li.-ul been sat- isfied, the following toasts were rfnwnded to: "The by Governor "'''he Legis- by Speaker "Lawyers as Legislators.'' by Senator Linbon; "La as by Col. Press and the Beerct of its Incr-jasing by the Rev. Patrick Cronm, editor of The Cath- olic Union of Buffalo. LEGISLATION AT ALBANY. A Messjige from the Secretary of State. Mr. Slieehan Defeated. ALBANY, Jan. the senate yesterday the secretary of state transmitted a communi- cation that a printing contract was not on file in bis office, nor was there any copy of it there. Among the bills introduced was the follow- ing: By Mr. a state board of highway commissioners appointed by the government. Mr. Fassett called up his resolution for the investigation of city governments and after debate it was adopted, yeas 19, nays 9. Mr. Erwin introduced a resolution request- ing the state treasurer to report the total amount of moneys in the treasury and call- ing for a general stale bank investigation. Tabled. Adjourned until to-day. THE .ASSEMBLY. ALBANY, Jan. the opening of the assembly yesterday the senate concurrent resolution asking congress to make New York the site of the world's fair in 1S02 was passed. Mr. Rheehan then moved that tbe bill bos be abolished. He advocated the introduction of bills by the call of counties. After a lengthy argument by Mr. Sheehan, to which Mr. Fish replied, the bill box was retained by a vote of 73 to 39. Bills were introduced: By Mr. for a stone wall along the Erie canal at Buffalo. By Mr. that double- track surface railroads be built hereafter in streets less than thirty-three feet from curb to curb. By Mr. the charter of Jamestown in regard to tax assessments. Adjourned. MR. BAILEY DEFENDS HIMSELF. Ctit_ Postmaster Charges Mtde Against Him. WASHINGTON, Jan. 22. Postmaster E. Prentiss Bailey of Utica, against whom charges have been made by an inspector, was with Postmaster General Wanamaker Mon- day and yesterday. Mr. Bailey is charged with being so occupied with his duties as president of the New York State Associated Press and as editor of the Utica Observer that he has had no time to devote to the care of the postoffice, and has left it to the manage- ment of his assistant postmaster, who is de- clared to be a capable clerk, but without ability to direct. The result has been, according to the report of inspector, that the office is demoralized; that intemperate carriers are employed; that one employe is unfit for his position for other reasons: and that the deliveries are grossly in- accurate. Mr. Bailey, in reply, assails the record of the inspector who makes tha charges, on the ground of his dismissal from the service by Postmaster General Howe at a time of the trial of the star route conspirators and alleges that the inspector consorted wbde iu Utica with his enemies who were beaten in the district attorney fight last November. The postmaster general has de- cided to defer action in the case until further investigation shall have been made. CLEARING UP THE DRIFTS, An Objection to ROXDOUT, N.Y., Jan. 22. The Kingston Freeman objects in strong language to the proposal to locate a prison on tbe Hudson in Esopus. It states that the site selected is one of the finest spots for country residences on the river: that it is within plain sight of the houl'es and schools of Kingston city and the residences of Vice President Morton, the Dinsmores. tbe Astors and the Ropperts on the opposite side: that it will depreciate property in the city and adjacent country; that it will fill UL-ter county with discharged convicts and their criminal friends: that it will double the cost of tmnsporting prisoners from New York an 1 and that the proper site for a in spot remote from larpe settl-wntiu where convicts can be cui- ployni ut in mines and quamss. It for an expi ession of opinion from tbe people of 1-ter fotinty and denounces tbe scheme at an outrage. _________________ Will Go Back to PAXFI KV. Conn .Jan. 22 Tlx> T. -W locked out hat bt-H an ting yes- by a two-thirds vote a rcs- t a: the actioncallinc out C. H. Mer- m Jed an 1 that return tn w. ,v A was ap- t -Vcate the matter of allowing j bop; n to work in the finishing j i r." which in C H. Merrill's j tV- p-fsont trouble, and to see that ST do not follow this method. WESTERN TRAINS MOVING AFTER A WEEK'S DELAY. Rotary Snow Plowi Breaking Dp on Northern Pacific Fatal Accident to Trainmen A Dieo and is Boiled by Men on Sttow Shows A Flacky Reporter. FRANCISCO, Jan. 23. The are that the great snow blockade on the Cen- tral Pacific road will be cleared some tinM to-day. Clear weather is reported at all stations from to Truckee with one or two exceptions. At Ciscoe the snow is fifteen feet deep on the level, and in the drifts snow is three or four times as deep. Fifteek engines are at work with the rotary plow near Champion's Spur. The snow was thrown fifteen feet on either side of the track. OM hundred and fifty snow shovellers, who engaged in digging a trench, were surprised and completely buried by snow from plow. They were not badly injured. way is now clear to Tunnel No. 13. The rail- rood officials say that the road will surely opened by to-day. Heavy slides and however, are reported between Truckee and Ecca. rotary plow is clearing a road to Canyon and it is expected to clear the track to the two imprisoned passenger trains be- tween Blue Canyon and Alta within a few hours. None of the snow sheds have caved in, although the weight of the snow in sonu places is very heavy. The average depth of snow along the sheds is twenty feet. Over snow shovellers are on the mountains. Truckee is cut off from all communication with the outside world, but this is true of all mining and other towns in the Sierras. A passenger named A. E. Langford died of pneumonia, superinduced by an attack of the grip, and was buried by men on snow at Trtickee Tuesday, it being impossible break the road to the cemetery. Jacob Dante, a snow shoveller, was killed at Coif ax by being struck by a car. MPEISOJfED PASSEXGEBS. Most of the passengers in the two traint near Blue Canyon are well provided for delay. Among the eastern passengers on the imprisoned trains are the following: E. J. Dalber, Bocatello, 111 J. C. Franger and family, and Win. Nevitt, of Bozeman, Mont Oliver D. Rider of Rochester, N. Y. F. P. Roberts of Maple Park, 111. C. F. Weir of Chicago; C. S. Bernstein of New York; Misi J. S. Brendall of Galena, III Miss Bader New Hampshire; H. C. Coleman of town, Pa. At Dutch Flat, on the western slope of Sierras, there are seven feet of snow on tbe level two feet more than ever before corded. The wagon roads are all blockaded. Many houses have been crushed by the snow, but no lives have been lost. Snow shoes are the only of getting about. In addition to the imprisoned trains near Blue Canyon two eastbound passenger trains are snowed in near Shady Run. The railroad people have done everything in their power to make the passengers comfortable. jonn J. Jennings, a newspaper man woe came out to meet Miss Nellie Bly in San Francisco and escort her to New York, was caught in the blockade several days, and than made the journey from Blue Canyon to on snow shoes, and from there rode on an engine to Sacramento. At Sacramento Mr. Jennings took a special train to Connect with Miss Bly at Lathrop. On the Oregon road the passenger trains bound to and from Port- land are still stuck in the deep snows of the Siskyan range. The passengers on some of the trains between Simsons and Edgewood are said to be short of food. Train for a Week. PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. first through train for the past week arrived here at f o'clock last evening over the Union Pacific line from the East. It brought passen- gers. A second train arrived an hour later. A third came at 3 o'clock this morning. These two trains brought 600 passengers and sacks of mail. Unless another storm follows the road can now be kept open. The blockade on the Southern Pacific remains un- broken. There have been no trains from San Francisco for over a week. All Northern Pacific trains east and west are reported on time. _________________ CHINESE LABORERS. for TnTK'ty- 7 AVfill J Vnt on r> 1 1-. f4- 'hT-nnc' 1 --n f rj 'c a .T f-rjn in t-trnw fr-t-r 1 F Sll'l 1 v-1 Another Gang on Their War to New Tork Vndcr Contract. FrrrsBVRG. Jan. second detachment of twelve laborers, bound for New York, passed through the city The gang of laborers pass: 1 through to Jxew York on the 17th ir.rt. Lien Chien. tht representatr. c of the Chinrsi cimpany who brought the first squad from San Francisco, met the party here aad took charge of there During a conversation Lieu Chien said company he represented, which was to sap- ply the New York contractors with had another party of fifty men on tbe way East in charge of one of principal men of tbe company. This party will gr> to York way of the New York road and -Kiil arrive in New York the first of ivxt week. Lieu Cbien says that although men are pood laborers and have done wc-11 im "West, bo t Y.nks they will be a failure la New York. Tbwae Chinamen, he- to the ory lowest clajs of tJr-ir and at home do nothing but the ve kind of work Nrw YOTIK, Jan. 22 Th" day -va? 'prirc-like and a, largo at- th- Gotten berg races. follow Firvt Pbfnrood rt' of ,n T third, 1 mil' %nt BI .v-. vi pfwiii'l, TV. K T thsr.i t ,n.-; "t Tn H n it ;r KV fi-'T, F, .1 -i 1" I' T: X I J. JEWS PA PER I SFWSPAPFRI ;