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Olean Democrat, The (Newspaper) - June 12, 1890, Olean, New York t SIXTEEN PAGES. PAGls 1 The Olean Democrat VOL. XI. OLEAIM, CATTARAUGUS CO. NEW YORK, THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 1890. NO. 29 EUGENE fl. COWLES SHOT. HIS BROTHER-IN-LAW ATTEMPTS HIS MURDER IN MONTREAL. The Shooting Takes Place .'a a Hack la Broad Daylight, and Creates Consider- able Excitement in the Canadian Me- tropolis No Fatal Result Appre Assailant is Arrested. MONTREAL, June 9. Yesterday after- noon at 4 o'clock, in broad dayliirht, on one of the principal streets of Montreal a tragedy was enacted that has thrown the city into considerable excitement. The street was crowded with pedestrians and what they saw was a flash, a puff of smoke and heard a pistol shot and a woman scream. The cab was brought to a standstill and a lady alighted. In it were still two men, one with :i smoking revolver in his hand; the other uncon- scious and his blood soaking into the rugs of the carriage. The wounded man was Eugene H. Cowles of Cleveland, O., son of the late Edwin H. Cowles of The Leader. The assailant was C. C. Hale of the same city and the woman was Cowles' wife and Male's sister. A few hurried words passed. Mr. Hale ordered the cab- man to proceed to the general hospital. The lady re-entered and the carriage Was directed there, a distance of half a mile. A bystander had telephoned for the am- bulance and met the party, but its services were not required. Arriving at the hospital, Dr. Kirkpat- rick, the medical superintendent, had the wounded man conveyed to a private ward where Dr. Fenwick, one of the attending physicians, was called. There was a close examination, a hurried consultation and the result was announced to an eager crowd. There was no immediate danger. The ball had entered the right side of the neck and after piercing tbe right jaw bone, emerged through the cheek on the opposite side. When it became known that there was no immediate danger there was time to inquire into the facts. The party with Sergeant Toye, who had accompanied them from the St. Catherine street station, where the shooting occurred, proceeded to the Central police station. Sergeant Watson was on duty and he received them. Mr. Hale briefly re- lated the story of the shooting and gave himself up on the charge of shooting with intent to kill. Cowles has been endeavoring for some time to obtain an interview with his wife in relation to the settlement of money matters. Yesterday the interview was ef- fected. Cowles insisted that only Ms wife should be present, but her brother would not consent and accompanied them in a cab for a drive in the Mountain park. The interview was in progress when Cowles made a movement as if to draw a revolver when Hale anticipated him with the re- sult stated. MONTREAL, June Cowles ab- duction case has been abandoned. Yester- day afternoon Cowles called for the super- intendent of the General hospital and stated he was willing to surrender the child to his wife. Accordingly, he signed the following document in the presence of witnesses: To Mme. Shultzen and Ladies of the Sacred Heart: Please deliver to my wife, Alice H. Cowles. our daughter. Florence Cowles, without delay, and consider this as an annulment of my former order respecting child. EUOESX H. COWLES. Judge Tait was seen and shown the let- ter. He considered that it settled the case, but adjourned it till this morning. Mrs. Cowles Avas then communicated with and she received the news with joy. Cowles' condition is quite serious, more since he is suffer- ing from n "If I die." he said, "and I am afraid I will, it will go hard with poor Cleve. Hale was released yesterday from prison in charge of two officers, and is stopping with his friends at the Windsor hotel. ALLEGED FRAUDULENT ASSIGNMENT. A Number of Banks in Western New Tork and Pennsylvania Interested. GEKESEO, N. Y., June trial of the three actions of the Genesee County National bank of Warsaw and the Bank of Attica was adjourned yesterday by Judge Davy until July 1. These actions involve over and are brought for the purpose of having declared fraudulent and void a general assignment by Lyman of Dalton, X. Y., formerly the most extensive dealer iu produce in West- ern New York, and also to set aside trans- fers and mortgages upon all his property made a few days previous to the assign- ment. It is claimed that the transfers were a part of the assignment, and as they ex- ceeded a third of the estate, rendered the whole transaction fraudulent. Ayrault's assets were about his liabilities and among bis creditors Are forcy- three banks iu Western Xew York and Pennsvlvania. A RACE FOR DEATH. Murderer Chaplem Ent-en the CotitrM Ag-ainct TTtUInn Krmmlrr. PLATTSBT-KG, N. Y., June yesterday fixed tbe time for the execution by electricity of Joseph Chspltan for the week beginning July 21. When Cbapleau was convicted in January the execution was flxfd for the third week in March, but a motion before the court of for a new trial artfd a The motion was df-nied and the prisonpT was bronsjht hrre from Clint'ir prison, for killed Tabor, a Tifich bor. with a stikp in January He 5-iit to bf a of army arid was stationed all he will have the TineD b3e ti o'er: ply of being thf ftrrt raati to legally killed by electricity. 7HC JZ33E JAMES GANG OUTDONE. Masked Robbers) Wreck a Train and Secure 81O.OOO. TKXAUKANA, Ark., June train No. 1 of the St. Louis, Arkansas find Texas railroad was wrecked by six masked robbers, two miles south of here, at o'clock Monday night. The; train was ditched at llaywoods switch by throwing the switch. The entrine, tender and ex- press cars left the track and an unknown tramp who was stealing a ride in front of the express car was instantly killed. The robbers attacked the express car, but the messenger repulsed them with a volley from his Winchester, but hit none of the robbers. They returned the fire with in- terest, and finally after threats of cremat- ing the messenger in the car he sur- rendered. The safe was opened and the robbers se- cured about Neolin, the express messenger, and the fireman and engineer were taken into the woods by the robbers and tied to trees. They then shot the messenger in the hand, the arm and shot one of his ears off, to revenge themselves for his resistance and threatened death to all three if they ever resisted another train robber. All this time the passengers were pre- vented from giving any assistance by one of the robbers who guarded them with a Winchester. After the robbers rode off it was an hour before the frightened passen- gers rescued the trainmen and gave the alarm. Two posses are now out hunting the robbers, but no trace of them has been fouud. The leader of the gang is supposed to be Rube Burrows. FIFTY-FIilST CONGRESS, THE WORK TRANSACTED IN THE SENATE AND HOUSE. BIDS FOR NEW WAR VESSELS, j Considerable Surprise Manifested at the Small Number of Proposals Received. WASHINGTON, June to build the three new vessels provided for by congress were opened at the navy de- partment yesterday morning. A large assemblage of naval men were interested spectators and manifested considerable surprise at the small number of bids re- ceived. There were three bidders for the building of armored cruiser No. 2 tons the limit for which is The bids were as follows: The Union Iron works of San Francisco, ac- cording to the department's plans and specifications, and according to their own plans, Cramp Sons of Philadelphia, department plans, their own plans, The Risdon Iron and Locomotive works of San Francisco made only one on the department's plan at Only one bid was received for the build- ing of the protective cruiser No. 6, the limit being Tbe Union Iron works of San Francisco propose to build the vessel on the department's plan and specifications for and on their own plan for For the practice vessel, the government's limit for which is two bids were received. F. W. Wheeler Co. of West Bay City, Mich., will build the vessel on the department's plan for and Samuel L. Moore, Sons Co. of Elizabeth, N. J., on the de- partment's plans for Neither company offered a bid for this vessel on their own plan. CLASS EXERCISES AT VASSAR. Interesting Ceremonies at the Planting of the Class Tree. POUGHKEEPSIE, N. Y., June class day exercises of Vassar college began at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon in the col- lejre chapel and the little hall was crowd- ed. Miss Laura Matthews Hale of Chi- cago was marshal of the day; Miss Helene I'.drgm.-in of Penu Yan, N. Y.. class ora- tor; Miss Katharine Smith of Lanting, Mich., hi.-torian; Miss Carrie Fox Patter- S'-n :-f Chicago, class prophet, and Miss Grace Kelly of Allegheny, tree orator. After the exercises in the chapel the rerimony of planting the class tree was on the lawn south of the main -.iMing and the class spade was form- to the class of '91. P-.'king tbe class reunion of the alumnae place and the seniors held a promen- reception in the new pymnasiura. T day i: e commencement exercises wi.i t.- r.eld a. d to-morrow the twentv-fif'ii -iversaryof the college will be ceie- The Senate Uefers thu House Silver Bill to Committee on Silver lilll Uobutevl AVilhoitt Action. The Appropriation Bill Passed in the House. June the senate yesterday the hoime .silver bill was re- ferred to the committee on The following bill passed: bill for the relief oi Hmnboldt (directing the redemption of 1U-IO brnuis stolen from them in The senate silver bill was up anfl unanimous consent was givt-n ;.fier 3 o'clock ou Friday next debate shall be limited to five minutes by any on any question. Mr. Plumb's amendment, that no funds available for the payment of the public debt (including such as are kept for the redemption of the United States notes) shall be retained in the treasury in exces? Of was amended on motion of Mr. Harris by adding to it the words "pro- vided that the gold and silver coin and gold bullion in the treasury on which gold and silver certificates been issued shall not be considered available for any purpose except the redemption of such certificates." In opposition to Mr. Plumb's amend- ment Mr. Sherman said the effect of it would be to leave only a working balance of in the treasury. He regarded the amendment very faulty, first because it disturbed funds by public faith and second because it require the secretary of the treasury to carry on the operations of the government with a working Ualance of Mr. Teller expressed his preference that Mr. Plumb's measure should be with- drawn and should be presented as an in- dependent measure. Mr. Reagan questioned the use of retain- ing of gold in the treasury while there was a dearth of currency felt especially in the rural districts. Hi.s opinion was that a reserve of would be all sufficient: and he intended to offer an amendment carrying oi.it that idea. Mr. Teller said that the senator had put the figure high enough. It had cost calculating the interest at 4 per cent, for eleven and one-half years. Ke went on to say that he was not a fiat money man. He believed that gold and silver were made (as Mr. Sherman had said the other day) by the Almighty for money; that they were twin metals; and that the discarding of either the one or the other could not be afforded. After fur- ther debate the bill went over until to-day. The conference report on the bill for a postoffice site in Washington was agreed to and after a secret session the senate ad- journed. THE HOUSE. WASHIXGTON, June house yes- terday passed the senate bill amending the revenue laws so as to authorize the com- missioner of internal revenue to formulate rules and regulations by which beer may be carried direct from the vats to the bottling department without passing through the intermediate process of being drawn into kegs. Senate bill was passed changing the present system of drawback on exported beer and fermented liquor and permitting their exportation in bond in the same manner as distilled spirits are now handled The house considered the postoffice appropriation bill and finally passed it. After pat-sinji a number of private pension bills the house adjourned. 3IortaIly Wonnclecl His Wife. SAN FRAXCIPCO. June Cor. a maker, shot, and it is believed, mortally wo-inded wife, Mary. They havo !TTII married about seven years, but I t re never happy together. The shooting i the ci.Juiination of jealousy. Conlnn to tbe police. j i Death of a Prominent Democrat. j NIAGARA FALLS. N. Y., -Tune i W. R. Kenning died suddenly at SiiMX-n- j sion Bridge yesterday noon of -iiiTi- j culty. Mr. born at j Pa., May 5, 1S42. and graduated from East- j men Commercial college in -He was j a prominent Democratic politician and was for a time member of the Demo cratic state committee. For the two years he has been secretary and tre.isiirer of the Niagara Falls compRny. devot- ing minli of time to that institution. His mother died vvernl ago. his father aUout a and a half atjo, and who was formerly Miss Edward? of Buffalo, Itss than a year ajro. Mr. Hen- nine was the last of the name at the bridge Coal Dealers on an Tour. N. Y., Jurjf prom- coal brokers and dealers from New "i ork. Albany and reached ht-re on ,u, Of of the Dela-w-arf- and Canal company in Xew STTI V.in'.t. at _" i (iJt: T H f.: that t jrr.rwji and to AJbAny t tbe trip wil', end. Select Knfghts A. O. U. W. SYRACUSE, N. Y.. .June twelfth annual session of the New York Select Knights, A. O. U. W., opened here yester- day. Large delegations are present from all parts of the state. The report of G rand Commander Peter Sheridan of Rochester showed the legion to be in good financial condition Endowments and graded as- sessments were tbe principal topics of discussion. There will be a parade of the uniformed knights this afternoon, and a competitive prize drill between Buffalo No. '2 aud l.amberton legion of Peter Sheridan was re-elected irraiid commander. Herman Hennig of Buffalo was acain cho-f-n grand vice com- mander, .-.nd C. B. of New York elec-u-d ?rand lieutenant commander A Accident. ELMIP.A. N. Y., June R Gninnep, a leading dry merchant, was hunt- ing when his musket burst, and Mr. was injured so badly that IK- wiii die. His skull was fractim-d HIV! the scalp torn off. fi Sent Hornr. w Y'T.K. .T-.iTiP The. Belgian glass K Tivrrs who from tin- ste-amer vtarU-d for the other side day on the steamer Wisconsin. Their wives and children n-maioed behind and are going to An in -T :nf 11. -On July 1 the Pf-nncylvania "ill advance the cif xvoiknt'-n on thp south v, !n ;Tifh of roji'i. ndvancr wili ranee KMo J" J-T and will Favor Federation. 11 Yirtori ;n '1 f :n .IT! i :o the pro coin THE r.CPORT. A KvdiK-tlon of in Nc-arly nil V, Jicat St.itvs. WAMiK-'f, Jiun- statistical returns of to tii" ilcp.u't nir-nt of agri- culture in-I.rk' c'-tiiMi'.tes of the area of wl.fnt. ''oth i'f sji-ing and winter, and it-i condition. several states increased tliu of v. inter wheat last an'uinii, the heavy reduction by plow- ing and in other crops to replace the winter-killed wheat in Illinois, in In- dian.'i, ;unl to ;i limited extent in two or three, other states has reduced the acre- age in cry growing slate oC any promini-jicc except Kansas and Oregon. The represent the actual acre- age Krowiir: comparison with the acre- age harvested year, and include all that was sc-eilc-'l last full except what has been replaced by other crops. The m-nciMl average is 81.'2. M reduction of S.b p. r cent, of last year's v. iut.-r wheat area. The percentages of xlie in-iut-ipal states are as follows: New York, OS: Penn- sylvania. Virginia, 97: Georgia. 88: Texas, 75; Kentucky, 94; Ohio, -'r rv 1 to 1 '.i