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SHOT H Kit TWICE.
A Colored Denpnrado Ml DcrryTritii to Mur
der Hi* Wire.
(iKEBHBBUitG, Pa., July 24.—This morn
ing about uine o'clock Jim Lewis, a noto
rious colored barber at Deny, shot his
The first ball lodged in Iter arm and the
second shot took effect in the groin.
Neither of the wounds, it is thought, will
prov > fatal.
Lewis is a tough customer who Iras fig
ured in several cutting scrapes, and at
one time shot Conductor Bell, for which
he served a term in the penitentiary. The
couple have not been living together as
amicably as they should, and this morn
ing they had the usual racket with the
Lewis is well known here, wtiere his
parents reside. He has been several times
convicted of robbery, and lias always
been regarded as a very dangerous man.
He was nrrested, and, if not lynched by
the citizens, /who are in a terrible state of
excitement, will be brought here and
odged in jail.
WAT W A HI) BKI.LK ALLISON.
An Indiniui County <ll rl Creates u Sensa
At Kansas Cily u detective from Indi
ana, Pa., is attempting to find Belle Alli
son, from that place, who, her friends
fear, has met with ft ill play. She left
home on June 19th, having previously ar
ranged to elope with D. S. Harrold, a bar
ber. of Effingham, Kan., who is married
and the father of eight children. The
couple arranged to meet in that city on
June 22J. On that date Harrold was
there, but since then he has been living at
liis home as usual. Nothing has been
heard of Miss Allison since iier departure
from Indiana. When she left home she
had $2,000 in her possession, and it is
feared that she lias been murdered and
From tho Hospital.
.Samuel Bear was burned on the body.
Steve Slavttisky had contusion of
J. K. Lewis, of Peelorville. had foot
burned badly. Works in machine shop.
Chits. Paul, of Parkstowu, had a finger
Wm. Edwards had a sore puncture
wound on leg.
William J. King, of Cambria City, was
burned on the arm, but not seriously.
An Eccentric DUE-
Perry county Democrat.
James Willis, of this place, is the owner
of a most eccentric bull-dog. A few
weeks ago we gave an account of how
this dog had stopped a runaway horse by
jumping at its head and grubbing the
bridle-rein ; now comes the story of how
it disposed of a brave and warlike half
grown cat, which presumed to bristle and
spit at her dogship. The cut. had just
about struck her fighting attitude and was
preparing to rush this Sullivan-likt cu-
nine, when the dog put mo-t unceremo
nious ami unprofessional end to the fight
by swallow ing the cat whole. She then
quietly lav down and went to sleep as if
nothing unusual had happened, and has
since suffered no inconvenience from her
unmnsticuted repast. Just what this dug
will do next, to show her erratic tempera
ment, it is hard to tell.
The White Cap* ftusumi* Hustiie**.
BitA7.it., Ixn., Suly 24.- -Word is just re
ceived that a band of White Caps called
on Jasper Montgomery, who lived at Clay
City, twenty miles south of Brazil, and af
ter tearing down lib log residence, or
dered bhu and his family to leave the
community at once. lie was charged
with keeping a disreputable house
Grounds for n Horrible Simpleton,
i'erre Haute Express.
He—And yon arc sure that I am the
first and only man who ever kiss-: d you ?
She—Of course lam sure. You do not
douht my word, do you 1
He—Of course Ido not doubt you, my
darling. I love you too madly, too devot
edly for that. But why, oh, why, did you
reach for the reins the very instant I ven
tured to put one arm around you if you
had never been there before ?
The Red I luml mm a Hlill Wave*.
OOI.UMBCB, 0., July 24.—Judge Allen
<4. Thurman was one of the speakers at
the formal dedication of the Columbus
Board of Trade building to-night. He
spoke for half an hour in a very vigorous
manner. At one point in bis speech he
drew from his coat-tail pocket the well
known " bandanna " and wiped his brow.
The audience broke into uproarious ap
plause and it was five minutes before Jlr.
Thurman could proceed.
Wealtkw, Hut in a Garret.
Toi-eka, Kan., July 24.—5. S. Cart
wright, died in this city yesterday, aged
sixty years. lie was a widower and had
lived here for years in a garret. He was
supposed to he in limited circumstances,
hut events reveal that he was worth prob
ably a quarter of a million. His property
consisted of houses and lands in this city,
ranches in the counties adjoining, and
city and suburban property in Albany,
N. Y., where his children reside.
ALBANY, July 24.—The dispatch this
morning telling of the death of 8. 8.
C'artwright, with #2."i0,000 in a garret at
Topeka, Kansas, was read with interest
here. Cartwright was a farmer of
Hensselaerville, in Albany county, and
twelve years ago went West and made
money rapidly. As he was not of a penu
rious nature, and his dying in a gu.-rci is
not understood here, his son |left for To
peka this morning.
JACK THE RIPPER AGAIN.
HAS HE BEGUN A FRESH SERIES OF
All London Excited hy the FlnmlN
Latent Work In the Wliltechapel OlH
trlrt—'Tremeudouv Blunder* Made ly
Sir Cliarlea Wnrren and his Mubordl
natcM—Monro Doing Little Better.
All terror-stricken London again bows
before 'Jack the Itipper."
That dread name, the only one unfortu
nately by which the mysterious fiend is
brought within the scope of mere human
comprehension, is on the tongue of every
man, woman and child in evory district
ol' that vast metropolis.
When that cry so familiar to London
ers for several months last year, "An
other Whltechapel murder!" again rang
out a few days ago, men refused to
believe that another terrible crime had
been added to the mysteries of London.
On the faces of the merchants and clerks
hurrying to business by tho i 'truing
trains one could see incredulity pictured ;
but tills look gave way to blank amaze
ment when they saw Ludgato Hill üblaze
with the announcements, " 'Jack the
Itipper Again at Work!" "Another
Woman Horribly Mutilated!"
THE WAV THE MUBDEBS ABE SUPPOSED
"J HAVE BEEN COMMITTED.
Evep He most abandoued women .live
in a state of terror, however they may
try to'Tiwio their foeliug under a mask of
The police are absolutely no safeguard.
The murderer may prowl as he wishes
about these alleys and lanes, even with
his hands rod with the blood of his vic
There was no one more astonished
than the constable who discovered the
body of Alice Mackenzie.
"Why," said he to a reporter, "1 could
scurco believe my bloomin' h'eyes."
The entire force are completely dura
founded, they are as helpless as children.
After the murder they make a big
show, which results in nothing except
the arrest and subsequent discharge of
some drunken loafers who drop mys
terious hints in public houses.
It must undoubtedly be admitted the
police here are terribly handicapped in
dealing with the "Ripper." Wuitechapel
and its immediate neighborhood are sim
ply net works of narrow streets on either
side of Commercial road, which' is a
rather fine thoroughfare. Once a man
who is acquainted with the locality turns
any one corner the chances arc that the
best detective skill will not discover
him. He becomes lost in the labyrinth.
Furthermore, the quarter is a large
city in itself, a city of tumble-down,
rickety houses and filthy courts and gate
ways, with a population for the most
The lowest of the low, the most aban
doned wretches, both male and female,
reside here in filthy dens. They art
steeped in poverty and vice, and thi
within a stone's throw almost of the
royal mint of England.
The women are poor wretches who, as
a rule, have a sort of partnership with
men viler than themselves. They do a
In :1c charring by day, and supplemen
their earnings on the streets at night, i:
they have not regular partners they
sleep in the low lodging-houses thy
abound here, und pay fourpe'nee for the
"doss." Should they happen to hav
companions an "elghtpenny doss" is en
gaged. Sometimes there is not enough
of money left from the gin palace to pay
for a bed, and in that case a cart in som -
gateway or alley serves the purpose.
Those are too women who become the
victims of "Jack the Ripper. ' They
know the quietest nooks and corners in
this abandoned portion of the great city
and have no fear for the policeman, whose
heavy, measured tread always gives
warningof his approach, and even should
he t'ash his lantern on u dark corner the
chances are that to save himself trouble
he would pass on.
The (lend appears to be wonderfully
dexterous at his work. Ho never gives
the victim a chance of raising an alarm.
The throat.lieilrst cuts inaslngleinstant
and then lie begins the work of mutila
tion. The theory is that he cuts from
behind, tint.-avoiding the blood. Thoab
domen lie carves up with evident skill
and the entrails he cuts out cleanly, as a
rule tuking care to place them in some
position by the body which renders his
terrible work more hideous. Then, his
work completed, he glides away.
There is nothing left behind that can
lead to his discovery, and the police and
the public must content themselves with
the customary coroner's inquiry and the
old-time verdict of the jury that the
woman was "murdered by some person
or persons unknown."
It is now almost two years since the
first outcast was found dead and muti
lated in the Whitechapol district. A
murder in mystery was, however, noth
ing to marvel at in London and very lit
tle effort was mado to discover even the
customarv poiicoolew. The newspapers
devoted a mere penny-a-liner's para
graph to the uffair.
The following April another womai
was found murdered in the same district
but Sir Charles Warren, the chief com
missioner of police, was too busily en
gaged in endeavoring to crush the spirH
out of the workingmen of Loudon t<
trouble about the affair. The papers bad
the usual paragraph, and the caso at
tracted no publlo attention.
On August 1 there was a slight com
motion over the murder o I a woman
named Margaret Turner. She was found
on the doorsteps of. a house. Her body
had been pierced la several places with a
bayonet. Ou August 31, the metropolis
wus genuinely alarmed over the discov
ery of the body of Polly Micholes and in
rapid succession the other crimes fol
lowed alter and Loudon awoke In terror,
at last realizing the capacity of the liend
for his bloody work.
Sir Charles Warren was repeatedly at
tacked in the newspapers, and to make
as,niggle against his downfall he sup
plemented the hluneoats with a force of
English bloodhounds. Sir Charles, to
the amusement of the comic pipers, ex
ercised in Hyde Park with the dogs and
had them set on his own track. The
warrior in less than an hour was up the
tallest tree he could Hnd, with the
brutes on guard beneath him. After this
the hounds sickened of the business and
took the first opportunity that offered to
The crowded streets of London were,
however, not the ground for blood
Failure dogged him at every step and
while lie was actually quarreling with
ids assistants in Scotland Yard murder
nourished. Human remains were dis
covered October 2 in a cellar at the
foundation of the new police building on
tiro embankment and within the pre
cincts of Scotland Yard. The mutilated
body only was found here, but afterward
legs and arms were found in other parts
of the city.
Mr. Monro, chief of the detective de
partment, could not agree with Sir
Charles, who wished to "boss" the whole
concern after his own fashion, und con
•equently, lie handed iu his resignation
at tlio home office and left tho yard.
Warren's day of doom was now rapidly
Mary Jano Kelly, or Lawrence, was cut
up in pieces almost, on November 9. Her
nose and oars and breasts were cut off
and pluced beside her. Her heart and
liver wore taken out anil tied together
round her garbed neck. Tho portion of
her body carried off in all tho preceding
cases waS not lo be found. The murderer
bad excelled all previous efforts at dia
bolical butchery, and people wondered if
this terrible work was never to come to
The police were as poworloss a9 ever,
ami as the wpeks went on Londoners ouly
waited patiently (or the Unding of the
next unfortunate victim of Jack, the
'tilings in the meantime went from bail
to worse with Sir Charles Warren.
He fell foul of tils master and old de
fender, Homo Secretary Jlathew, and
prepared a magazine article in lijs own
This article was sprung upon the pub
lie by the "Star" long before its time,
and the result was that Warren went
back to his soldiering and Monro was
picked up again and appointed chief com
Since Monro's appointment London
was not treated to further murders by
Kipper. There was little space given to
the November 9 murder, the Tarn ell com
mission occupying all the attention of the
The body of a woman was found early
in June last, but it was not ascertained
to a certainty that, the old iiend had nail
anything to do with her murder.
The murder of Alice Mackenzie, u few
days ago, gives Mr. Monro a chance of
displaying his powers, but unfortunately
there arc c> indications that the metro
politan force has improved either in
d /H i
A COURT IN W.HITECHAPF.L.
smartness or manners since the deposi
tion of the military chief.
It is generally believed that the hito
crime is only the beginning of a fresli
series, and Whitoehapel is being and
will lie closely watched by the newspapers
An extraordinary tale comes from Bur
nish. Mr. Kounld H. King, an electri
cian well known to the Burmese, while
on a prospecting and sheading expedition
11 the island of LabuaiiHs said to have
•-covered a mineral from which olee
rieity can be obtained without appa
ratus of any kind whatever.
lie mineral, says the "Electrical llo
ov," is described as being in the form
i a black stone, of excessive hardness
i,nl very great spocifie gravity, being
i.-aily as heavy as platinum. A small
..lock in the shape of an irregular cube,
;r."iisuring 4.J inches one way, and, on
.11 aging it into tlic testing room, a
i rung effect was noticed upon the gal
vanometer. At lirst it was thought that
the mineral was an ordinary loadstone,
but on teats being made it was found
that the force was more akin to that of
an electro-inagnet, and that a strong
current would flow when the mineral was
connected in a circuit.
Further tests revealed that a difference
of potential of forty-seven volts could be
detected at the extremities, the iutornal
resistance of the mass being twenty
oluns. The block appears to waste away
very slightly, leaving a slight gray pow
der upon the surface when connected up
for some timo. The electrician now
uses the block to light a couple of in
candescent lamps in his laboratory.
A Rare Confederate Knvelope. '
Judge J. D. Hammock, of Crawfords
ville, who has held some one or two
oounty ofllces of Taliaferro county, OR.,
shows a rare envelope. It is an old con
federate euvelopo of a bluish color and
isfcllned with cloth. It was sent to the
judge in the fall of 1863, containing $47.1
in confederate bills lssuod bv the Stale
of Georgia. The money was sent by Sec
retary Campbell to bo issued out to the
needy families of the soldiers of the
NATIONAL WONT OF SPAIN.
evowrrtng of Jon ZaMllo fat (ho CHy*
It Is years since any event In Spain not
oonnscted with politic* ban awakened •<
general and warm an lnterost as the'
J crowning of Jo<
gjf. Zorilla as n
11 on a 1 poet—t
JSB ceremony whlcl
was performed ii
vrrl the city of Gran
sly uda, June 22d.
y The act was ac
1 companied with
all that pomp anc
[WpwyW ho Spaniard;
jmlW/} delight to throu
jyvy./ around their pub
yy(/[ He spectacles;
•y / endless banquets
/ and processions,
and literary tour-
JOSE ZORINNA. naments, and ot
oourso bull-fighting without sllut leading
up to and following the central event.
The personal representative of the Queen
llogent, the Brazilian ambassador bear
ing an autograph letter of congratulation
from bom Pedro, many representatives
fi:oiu Spanish America and the Spanish
colonies, delegates from the leading lit
erary societies of Spain, scholars, jour
nalists, and politicians, school children
and workingmen's societies, all united
with tho greatest enthusiasm in the trib
ute to tho aged poet.
The object of all this adoring honor,
Zorilla himself, was born in IHI7 in the
city of Valladolid. Dostined by his pa
rents for the law, he spent two years in
legal studies, and then, disgusted with
the profession chosen for him, and filled j
with an impetuous longing to embark in i
tho career of literature to which he felt j
bimsclf Inwurdly drawn, ho went to Ma- |
drid, at the cost of a rupture with his
family, to tost his fortune In tho metrop
olis. His first volume of poems appeared
when he was but 20, and for eight years
afterward he poured out poetical and
diamatio productions with true Spanish
fecundity. No loss than ten volumes of
verse and thirty dramas aro to be assigned
to this period. But his literary activity
brought him more famo than money.
His father having died unreconciled to
tho disobedient son, the latter was left
to his own resources. Ho went to Paris,
and there begun publishing his longest
and most famous poem "Granada"—a
sort of epic, into which he wove some of
the proudest traditions and most cher
ished legends of the southern kingdom.
It was to this poem that was duo the
initiative taken by tho Llceo of Granuda
to proposing his crowning, it being
thought eminently fitting that the prov
ince and city whose glories he had sung
should take lead 1 n doing him honor.
But even from this work Zorilla derived
no profit—what with a bankrupt agent,
pirated editions, and the difficulty of
making collections from American book
sellers the poet became discouraged,
and left his epic unfinished, though it
had already extended through two vol
Noxt came twelve years passed In Mex
ico, lost to poetry, though filled with
pleasant experiences, and marked by the
temporary advantage of tho patronage of
the mushroom emperor, Maximilian.
Upon the fall of the latter, Zorilla re
turned to Spain to begin life anew. It
was a hard struggle. Hack-work was
for a long time his prinoipal contribution
to literature. Finally, Amadeus ap
pointed him a sort'of roving commissioner
to examine Italian libraries and arch
ives, but his salary on this soore ran for
less than two years. Then he had u
period of successful lecturing, and at
last, tiirough the eloquent advocacy of
Castelar, was granted a pension by the
government. Since then he has been
living a retired life in Valladolid, to be
called forth at the end of his days to re
ceive, in memory of his former literary
labors, the nation's tribute of affection
and honor.—Harper's Weekly.
A Desperate Case of Suicide.
The Palmer House, of Chicago, has
been very unfortunate In the number of
tragic deaths. It is thirteen years ago
that one of the most sensational and
carefully planned suicides in the history
of self-destruction occurred at the hotel.
Frederick Addison Jeffrey was the vic
tim. Ho was said to have boon a mem
ber of the firm of Wyekhoff & Jeffrey, of
Peoria. He ocoupied a parlor room on
the eastern oxtension of tho corridor.
Early on the sth of July his body was
found suspended over tho bathtub in his
suite. Tl>£ tub was filled with warm
water and contained tho charred frag
ments of combustibles ignited by Jeffrey
just beforo killing himself. When dis
covered a stiletto was found plunged
into his left breast, his throat was cut
l'lomoar and ear, a pistol hung by a cord
within easy reach, beside it a peari
handlcd razor. His body hung by a
stout cord fastened to tho ceiling.
Ho had saturated his clothing with
kerosene so it would bo easily ignited
from the combustibles in the tub. Ho
turned on the water as he wrote a letter
and when the rope ho was hanging by
would bo burned through ho would fall
into tho tub and burn to a crisp. The
coroner's jury was unable to tell which
killed him.—Chicago Times.
A Revolution In Amateur Photography.
Gcorgo Eastman, of Rochester, an
nounees an invention that takes a first
place among scientific achievements.
It is a substitute for gas as a support for
the sensitive film of a photographic
plate. Rapid and partially satisfactory
■ I'itdoor work has been douo hitherto by
the aid of a 111 m which is stripped from
tlio paper upon which it is exposed and
thou placed upon a glass plato to form
But this transfer is a dolicato and diffi
cult process. Mr. Eastman has devised
a plate of a modified celluloid, four one
thousandths of an inch thick. This com
bined product is flexible, can bo made of
any size, and would upon a roller like tho
paper film. Photographs are printed
from it direct without anything like
stripping, or other transfer of film. If
the invention proves to be what Mr.
Eastmau claims for it, it will work a rev
olution in amateur photography, as
every operator of ordinary skill will lie
able to develop and print from his own
The Manchester Ship Canal.
Any one unconvinced by a sight of the
canal itself that the task of making it is
a serious one would assuredly be con
verted if he saw the plant and muchinerv
at work. Though the canal is only
thirty-ilvo miles long, there aro about
200 miles of railway line laid Ucwn on or
near its banks, und 150 locomotives are
at work upon them to remove the soil
dug out by 15,000 human and eighty
steam navvies. Ono of these latter hus
been known boforo now to foed 650 rail
way wagons, holding four cubic yards
aploco, iu the course of a day. But
when there are 50,000,000 oubic yards to
be excavated 2,000 is a tnero flea bite.
In all, the plant on the ground at pres
ent is valued at upward of £700,000,
"While thus engaged on work so fine,
Where skill and patience must combine,
How oft the thought must pain the heart,
That after all your care and art.
The handsome work that charms the eye
Ere long must soiled and ruined lie."
"Oh, no; you make a great mistake,
As no such thought our rest can break;
For should there come a soil or stain.
No ruin follows in their train;
However deep or dark they show.
The IVORY SOAP can make them go,
And all the brilliancy restore
And perfect beauty as before."
A WORD OF WARNING.
There are many white soaps, each represented to be "just as good as the ' Ivory';"
they ARE NOT, but like all counterfeits, lack the peculiar and remarkable qualities of
the genuine. Ask for "Ivory" Soap and insist upon getting it.
Copyright 1886, by Procter & Gamble.
Nos. 510, 512, 514 Market St., and 27 Fifth Ave.
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