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Col. George B. Corkhill Dead

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Col. George B. Corkhill, who as United States District Attorney, condueted the trial of the goyernment against the asassin Guiteau, died in Mt. Pleasant. Iowa, July 6th. Col. Corkhill left Washington but a few days before his death for Mt. Pleasant, where he resided for sorae years Srior to his residence in Washington. His eath resulted from hemorrhage of the bowels, and according to all accounts was very sudden. At the time of his departure from Washington ho was ppttrfMltl,y in the best of health. He waa about 47 years of age. He had an excellent army record and nad a wide acquaintance among public men. Maxwell ia Ouilty. The trial of Maxwell for the murder of C. Arthnr Prellar in St. Louis some months ago, resultad in his convietion of murder in tiie first degree. When the verdict was read, MaxwelPs face blanelied and his eyes sought the floor, where they remained fixeu. The jury were polled, and eaoh :issented to the verdict, after which the judge dismissed them. The prisoner wa taken to his cell, where he will await tho result of a motion for a new trial, which will be made upon the grounds of incumpetency of the prosecution's witncsses and errors in the judge's instructions to the jury. Lo38cs for Six Months. The losses by fire in the United States and Canda bctween Jan. 1 and June 30 were $53.00,KX), or $8,000,000 In ezoew of the same periou of last year. There wore IHÍ8 iires whose reiorteil losses were between $10,000 and $1,000,000. and 82 tires whose aggregate loss exceeded (21,600,000, or 40 per cent of the entire waste of the half-year. The Bulletin thinks that a coroner's inquest into the orlgin of all iires tliroughout the country would hnve a good olTcct in checking incendiaries and Oire e . ncss. which cause at least two-tliirds Of all the fires.


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