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The News Condensed.
Important Intelligence From All Parts.
ON the 24 ill the senate was not tn session.... In
the bouse roll call followed roll call, the oppo
nents of the seigniorage bill throwing aside all
"pretense of not filibustering and boldly inject
ing motions to take a recess and to adjourn In
order to prevent a vote on Mr. Bland's motion.
Finally Mr. Bland said: "It Is Quite evident
that the bondholders have control over this
country and I, therefore, move that the house
d1oura" The motion prevailed.
Ln the senate on the 26th the committee on
foreign relations presented the report of its in
vestigation of Hawaiian affairs. The report
declares emphatically against monarchlsm:
supports minister Stevens' recognition of the
provisional government, but disavows the pro
tectorate: favo:s annexation without making
nnr direct recommendation; condemns Queen
Lt'.iuokilanland fin is that she' was the aggres
sor ln the revolution that secured her over
throw. . In the house Mr. Bland, being unable
to secure a quorum on the seigniorage bill, con
cluded to allow the debate cn the bill to pro
yl for another day.
A lauce number of petitions were presented
ln the senate on the 27th protesting against a
reduction of the existing duties on wool and
various other features of the tariff bill. A bill
was introduced for the establishment of a na
tional university In the house resolutions
were presented to investigate the action of
aeveral United States Judge who have Issued
Injunctions in railroad cases. A bill was intro
duced to amend the revised statutes so as to
permit, in civil cases, the verdict of three
fourths of the jurors constituting the jury to
stand as the verdict of the jury. The silver
seigniorage bill was further discussed.
On the 2iHii ult- the senate held a two hours'
session, the whole of which was given to a
speech by Senator Frye in opposition to the
president's Hawaiian policy la the house
the deadlock on tne seigniorage bill was
broken after two weeks of filibustering, but
upon a question for a special order to discharge
the committee of the whole from further con
sideration ot the bill the q iorum disappeared
and no action could be taken.
On the 1st a resolution was introduced in the
f.enate providing for the establishment of a
tariff commission of nine to regulate the tariff
on the basis of the difference of wages here and
abroad. A bill waa introduced for the erection
of a statue at the treasury department to Gen.
F. K. Spinner. The house bill providing for
urgent deficiencies was passed ... In the hous9
the ions struggle over the Bland bill for the
coinage of the silver seigniorage and the silver
bullion in the treasury was ended by the pas
cage of the bill by a vote of 197 to 13a
A house was burned near Murfrees
borough, Ark., and John Vert, a farm
er, and his wife and five children all
perished in the flames.
An earthquake shock at Arcadia,
Neb., jarred windows like heavy thun
der and shook plastering from ceiling's.
Rudolph J. Pechma5 was sentenced
to the penitentiary for life for the
murder of Mrs. Schrums at Milwaukee.
The Waco (Tex.) Electric Railway
& Lip-ht company was placed in the
hands of a receiver with assets of (300,
000 and liabilities of 1200,000.'
The stock barn of George Schambs,
north of Mansfield, O., was destroyed
by fire with a number of fine trotting
horses, including the famous stallion
The Golden Rule bazaar and contents
were destroyed by fire at San Fran
eisco, the loss being $230,000.
Rev. A. J. Warner called a conven
tion of negroes at Birmingham, Ala.,
for March 21, the object being to discuss
the general immigration of the race
W. N. White, a prominent contractor
at Seattle, Wash., fatally shot James
& Holt and then killed himself. White
charged Holt with too intimate an ac
quaintance with his wife.
Carrie Copper, Jennie Keiks and
Katie Betscheider, school children,
broke through the ice on the canal at
.Massillon, O., and were drowned.
In a decision Judge Grosscup, of Chi--cago.
says the interstate commerce law
is inoperative and of no value, for the
reason that it will be impossible to con
vict anyone of violating any of its pro
visions. Matthew Johnson (colored) was elec
trocuted at Sing Sing, N. Y., for the
murder of Emil Kuckclhorn, December
JobEPH Dick, a full-blooded Creek In--dian,
was shot to death near Eufaia, L
T., for the murder of another Indian
En a stub Wiman appeared in court in
.New York and pleaded not guilty to
the indictments against him for forgery.
He is under $2.5.000 baiL
John Y. McKane, of Gravesend, N.
Y., convicted of political crimes, must
go to Sing Sing prison. Justice Cullen's
decision being ayerse to the ex-boss in
Cornell trustees at Ithaca, N. Y.,
have voted $500 to be used in finding
the students responsible for the recent
John W. Fancher, who disappeared
from Columbus, O., twenty-four years
Ago, has been found in Colorado.
Thomas Douglass, aged IS years,
-who killed Officer John Cowlett at Sher
naan, Ala., while he was levying on a
cow belonging to his mother, ' was
.hanged by a mob and bis body riddled
Charles Clark, a farmer near Mid
dlepoint, O., was cut to pieces with his
own ax by Samuel Seitz.
The -condition of 19,000 miners in
Ohio was said to be deplorable, and un
less something was done to relieve
their distress and suifering the result
would be fearfuL
An incendiary fire in Boston partly
destroyed the building owned by the
Boston Real Estate company. Loss,
The Missouri supreme court has sus
tained the law making it a felony for a
tank officer to receive deposits when
the bank is failing.
George CrrfrncR was instantly killed
and William Rose, Charles Carson and
Andrew Onn were fatally injured by
an explosion cf gas near Philadelpaia.
The wife of David Rosenberger, of
Kittaning, Pa, gave birth to five chil
dren, three girls and two boys. They
rere all doing well.
Officials of Chicago railway lines
fcare decided to pay no further atten
ittos .to the interstate commerce law.
John Y. McExn, convicted at
Gravesend, N. Y., of political frauds
was taken to Sing Sing to serve his
sentence of six years, all attempts at
securing a stay having failed.
Judge Willis, of St. Paul, decided
that newspapers taking sides in a case
on trial was contempt of court.
Judge Gillett, of Lake county, Ind.,
instructed the grand jury to root out
the Roby race track crowd.
Mack Wright, a prominent farmer,
and two young companions perished in
a snowstorm near Jackson, Tenn.
The report from Georgetown, CoL,
that citizens of that place were signing
a petition in favor of the silver states
seceding and joining Mexico proves to
have been a canard.
The Peace Association of Friends in
America was organized at Richmond,
Ind., the object being to promote peace
and to settle difficulties between indi
viduals, labor and capital and nations
The bill providing for the consolida
tion of New York with Brooklyn and
its suburbs has been signed by Gov.
At Linden, Mich., a platform col
lapsed and twenty -five or thirty persons
were more or less injured.
William E. Burr, cashier of the St.
Louis national bank at St. Louis, was
arrested on a charge of embezzling
Willian Rtan, a potter, 25 years old,
shot his wife Christiana at Trenton, N.
J., and then fired a bullet into his
brain and died instantly. No cause
Joseph Donjan, of Baltimore, who
threatened Vice President Stevenson
by mail, was sentenced to eighteen
Nearly all the remaining world's
fair employes were discharged, a total
of about 600. Work was nearly fin
ished. The resolution for a woman suffrage
amendment to the Iowa constitution
was defeated in the state 6enate by 2d
Eighteen fishermen who lived at
Gloucester, Mass., were lost in an east
ern coast storm. They were members
of the crews of the Henrietta and Reso
lute. The Columbian Fire Insurance com
pany of America filed a deed of assign
ment at Louisville, Ky., with liabilities
Burglars killed Township Treasurer
Henry Gelerman's wife, seriously
wounded him and secured $700 near
Pitcher McNabb, of last year's Bal
timore baseball team, shot and fatally
wounded Mrs. R. E. Rockwell and then
killed himself in a hotel at Pitts
The National Baseball league season
will open April 19.
A bloody riot occurred in the Kana
wha coal region at Eagle, W. Va, ln
which at least one man was killed,
three fatally injured and many others
hart. Troops were ordered to the scene.
Jesse Hickman, a farmer near Glas
gow, Ala., cut down a tree near his
home and in falling it struck his two
daughters and killed them,
Gifts amounting to more than $300,
000 were received by trustees of the
Western Reserve university near Cleve
Residents of Benton Harbor, Mich.,
were startled by a rumbling noise and
a shaking of the ground which lasted a
At Emporia, Kan., Mary C Davis
was divorced from her husband, John
Davis. This was the fifth time one pr
the other of these two had sued for di
vorce, and each time the divorce had
been annulled by a remarriage.
The public debt statement issued on
the 1st showed that the debt increased
$40,064,215 during the month of Feb
ruary. The cash balance in the treas
ury was $787.07o,884. The total debt,
less the cash balance in the treasury,
amounts to $1,007,359,015.
Charles Saltards was hanged at
Carlisle, Pa, for the murder of Police
man George E. Martin.
Henry Baker and William Thomp
son, negro burglars, killed Mrs. Moore
Baker and her child at Franklin Park,
N. J., and were themselves killed by
Moore Baker after a desperate fight
Colby Bros.' livery barn at Fort
Dodge, la, with contents, was de
stroyed by fire and twenty-eight head
of horses were roasted alive.
Notices were posted by white caps
commanding all negroes to leave Pike
county, Ala, bj March 10 under penal
ty of lynching.
Members of the Protestant societies
would ask the courts for an order en
joining Catholic nuns from teaching in
the public schools of Pittsburgh, Pa
White caps took Wesley Thomas and
his wife, aged negroes, from their beds
at Brantley, Ala, and whipped them
so severely that their lives were de
John Carberry died at Newark, N.
J., of hiccoughs. It was thirteen weeks
ago that the disease attacked him.
Henry's opera house and other build
ings were burned at North Baltimore,
O., the loss being $100,000.
Frank Rippy and Charles Dawson
were killed by an explosion in a planing
mill ut Warsaw, ind., and two other
men were fatally injured.
Z. T. White was fiped $500 for aiding
in the hanging in effigy of Secretary
Morton at Nebraska City.
Miss Ella May Dickerson, aged 24,
and Aunt Betsy Davis, aged 107 years,
were fatally burned in the poor house
at Muncie, Ind., their clothes taking
fire from a grate.
A verdict of $5,000 against the de
fendant was given at Indianapolis in
the first case tried under the coem
ployes' liability law.
Nine eloping Kentucky couples
crossed the river to Jefferson ville, Ind.,
and were married.
The Commercial bank of Milwaukee
resumed business after having been in
the hands of an assignee for seven
James J. Corbett, the prize fighter,
was found not guilty of violating the
law by a jury at Jacksonville, Fla
The Dexter (Mich.) savings bank was
robbed of $8,000 by two masked men,
who forced . the at-sistaat cashier to
open the safe. ,
Anderson Carter and Bud Mont
gomery, in jail at Mountain Home,
Ark., for murdering Hunter Wilson on
December 18 last, were riddled with
bullets by a mob that overpowered the
Six thousand miners quit work in
Jackson county, O., because the oper
ators wished to reduce wages to fifty
cents a ton.
PERSONAL AND POLITICAL.
Norman L. Munro, the publisher,
died at a hotel in New York from a sur
gical operation. He was 5T years old
and worth over $2,000,000.
Steele Mackaye, the noted play
wright, aged 58, died on a train near
La Junta, CoL, while on his way to
San Francisco from Chicago. .
H. B. Straitt, who for twelve years
represented Minnesota in the lower
house of representatives at Washing
ton, died in a Mexican Central train at
El Paso, Tex
Harrison L. Plcmmkr, the portrait
painter, known throughout this coun
try and Europe, died at his home in
Haverhill, Mass., aged 80 years.
The populists propose making Kan
sas the fighting ground this year, where
their batteries will be concentrated.
Prof. Carl Wilhelm Knvdson. the
astronomer, died at South Norwalk,
Conn. He was born in 1818.
Carl Jonas, lieutenant governor of
Wisconsin, was appointed consul gen
eral at St Petersburg by the president
Rev. Dr. R . W. Patterson, a Presby
terian minister, well known through
out the northwest, died at his home in
Evanston, 111., aged 80 years.
Jacob C Horn, who was present at
the Fort Dearborn massacre, and in
the Black Hawk, Mexican and civil
wars, died at Winniecanne, Wis.
Ex-Judge J. W. McDill, of the inter
state commerce commission, died at his
home in Creston, la, of typhoid fever,
aged 60 years.
Mrs. Sarah Galloway (colored)
died near Alton, 111., aged 110 years.
John C Downey, ex-governor of Cal
ifornia, died at L os Angeles of pneu
monia after an illness of only three
days. He was 67 years old.
Senob Guzman, the Nicaraguan min
ister at Washington, received news
that his country's war with Honduras
was at an end.
Twenty-five men were killed and
ten were seriously injured by a boiler
explosion in an iron mill at Alexander
Bellamy & Co.'s granaries in Lon
don were destroyed by fire, the loss be
Mother Mandelbacm, of New York,
notorious the country over as a shop
lifter, died at Hamilton, Ont, of a com
plication of diseasea
A thousand unemployed men sang
revolutionary songs in Vienna The
police charged and dispersed the mob.
Mrs. Allen Francis, formerly of
Illinois, died at Victoria, B. C. She in
troduced Abraham Lincoln to the girl
Russians and Germans were reported
to have fought a battle on the frontier
in which several were killed.
Rumors of the retirement of Mr.
Gladstone from office were being re
newed and were agitating the English.
Mme. Janet Monach Patey, a dis
tinguished contralto singer, died at
Sheffield, England, at the close of a
In a fight between a band of brigands
and the police of the town of Iztlahua
ca, Mexico, eight of the former and
two of the latter were killed.
The Brazilian elections resulted in
the choice of Senor Prudente de Uoraes
as President Peixoto's successor.
Thebe was no session of the United
States senate on the 2d. In the house
the fortifications bill ($3,000,000) was
passed. The pension bill was taken up
and general debate consumed the re
mainder of the day. 1 he aggregate of
this bill is nearly $152,000,000. Ex,
Speaker Grow, the newly elected con
gressman at large from Pennsylvania,
was sworn in. At the evening session
private pension bills were considered.
Gen. Jubal A. Early died at Lynch
burg, Va, the result of a fall. He was
born in Virginia November 13, 1816.
TnERE were 204 business failures in
the United States in the seven days
ended on the 2d, against 288 the week
previous and 200 in the corresponding
time in 1S'J3.
At Victoria, 11. C Green Worlock's
bank closed with liabilities of $400,000.
Two men were instantly killed, two
fatally burned and five others danger
ously hurt in an explosion in a coal
mine near Leeds, Mo.
Waterman & Katz, bankers at Port
Townsend. Wash., failed for $120,000.
More troops were ordered to the
mines near Charleston, W. Va. The
miners threatened to burn the coal
company property and martial law had
The World's W. C T. U. is preparing
a temperance petition to be presented
to all the rulers on earth.
Two members of an American hunt
ing party were killed by wild beasts in
the Sierra Madre mountains in Mexico.
Dave Johnson and Mansfield Wash
ington (colored) were hanged at Baton
Rouge, La, for murdering Prof. Emile
Van Hofe and Michael Kane.
The Colorado legislature adjourned
During a quarrel near Eugene, Ore.,
Albert Moss fatally shot David Cole
man and his two daughters and then
blew out his own brains.
Lon Tye, a Harlan county (Ky.) ne
gro, was reported to have been skinned
alive by a mob and then roasted for
kidnaping a white girL
Gen. Mixes said at Boston that there
Was not a harbor in this country in
proper condition to resist a hostile
Grape growers of Ohio have formed
a "combine," alleging as the business is
now conducted there is no profit
The exchanges at the leading clear
ing houses in the United States during
the week ended on the 2d aggregated
$833,528,186, against $691,4Wl,780 the pre
vious week. The decrease, compared
with the corresponding' week in 1893,
Terrible Tragedy Enacted In a New
Two Barglars Harder sv Mother and Her
Babe Both Brutes Killed bj the Hus
band After a Most Desper
MET A RLOODY FATE.
New Brunswick, N. J., March 8.
Wednesday night two negroes named
Henry Baker and William Thompson
entered the residence of Moore Baker
at Franklin Park, 6 miles west of this
place, for the purpose of robbery. Up
on being discovered by Mrs. Baker,
who was up with a sick child, the rob
bers killed both her and the child.
Mr. Baker then shot one of
the negroes dead and killed the
other with an ax. Mr. Baker waa
reported to have had a large sum
of money in the house. The burglars
effected an entrance to the house
about midnight through the cellar
door in the rear and went through the
kitchen up the rear stairs to the
Mr. Baker, his wife and child slept
in the front room. Mrs. Baker was up
attending to the child, and hearing
footsteps on the stairs she opened
the Joor and saw Thompson, who
earned an ax in his hand. He rushed
at her with an oath and buried the
blade in her skull, scattering the wom
an's brains over the walls of the room.
Thompson then ran to the bed and
struck the baby with the ax, killing it
Mr. Baker was horror-stricken at the
sight of Thompson's crime, and with a
cry of frenzy leaped at the slayer of
his wife and babe. The black butcher
turned with uplifted ax from his
! bloodv work, and aimed a blow at
Baker, but his aim was bad and the
point of the ax buried itself in the
floor. Then followed an unequal bat
tle between the two, the second negro
appearing confident of his confederate's
success or dazed at the spectacle before
him and not interfering. Baker, crazed
with the horror of the crimes he had
been unable to prevent, attacked the
negro Thompson with the ferocity
of a tiger. He tried to secure the ax,
but Thompson was too quick, and
they both laid hold of it at the same
instant Both strained for the pos
session of "the weapon and in their fury
they rolled and tumbled about in the
rivers of blood that ran from the body
of the murdered wife and that of the
baby, which had fallen to the floor.
The contest was about equal for a
time. The hands of both men were
lacerated into shreds by the sharp point
of the ax. Finally Baker tripped his
opponent and as the negro fell
the ax struck Baker in the face. The
blood from the wound almost
blinded Baker, but he brushed it aside
and, raising the ax, brought it down
upon the head of the negro, who was
attempting to rise. The blow was a
true one, for the keen blade of the
weapon crashed into the head of the
negro almost at the center of the
crown and tore the skull asunder
down to the bridge of the nose.
Thompson dropped like a shot his
blood mingling with that of his vic
tims. Wrenching the ax from the head of
the negro brute Baker made a dash for
the other negro, who had started to
run away. Baker followed him in
close pursuit, leaving a trail of blood
behind. As the negro reached
the rear door of the kitchen, in
seeking to escape. Baker caught up a
shotgun from a rack, and, pausing an
instant in the doorway, took deliber
ate aim at the fugitive and fired both
barrels. As he recoiled from the shock
of the gun he saw the negro spring
into the air and then fall face down
ward. How Baker managed to return to the
room where the murders and retribu
tion occurred he does not remember,
but his neighbors, who were aroused
by the report of the gun, found him
clinging to the chair when they rushed
over to learn the cause of the dis
turbance. Baker could not add
anything to the story told by the hor
rible scene they gazed upon. Some of
his neighbors took him to his own
room and dressed his wounds, which
may yet prove fatal, while others made
au examination of the bodies in
the front room. All three, moth
er, child and murderer, were dead,
their bodies frightfully mangled
and indistinguishable in color by
reason of the deep dye that
covered every part of them. The body
of the negro, Henry Baker, was found
in the spot where the bullets from
Moore Baker's gun had overtaken him.
The burglar was not dead, and the
neighbors were unanimously in favor
of lynching him, but before they could
carry out their plans he died.
The coroner took charge of the bodies
and held an inquest The jury found
that the negroes had killed Mra Baker
and her child Gertrude, and returned a
verdict of justifiable homicide in the
case of the killing of the negroes by
Insane Man KUla Hi Wife.
Lima, O., March 3. Edward Froid
ereux became insane over religion at
I'oint Pleasant and secured a club, and
after telling his family that be had
been commanded by God to kill them,
attacked his wife. He had beaten her
to death when neighbors, who had
been notified of his insanity by the
little children, appeared on the scene
and after a struggle succeeded in over
Landed ln SingSlng. .
Sing Sing. N. Y., March 8. Officers
arrived at the prison at 3:13 o'clock p.
m. Thursday, having in charge John Y.
McKane, the Gravesend politician, who
had been sentenced to serve a six-years
term for election frauds. After the
usual formalities McKane was given a
convict's suit, which he put on him
self. No cell was assigned him. He
will for the present be in what are
known as the idle ranks. McKane
went through all this ordeal with firm
ness and showed no 6igns of depres
sion. He will be released in four years
and three months if his conduct is
ROBBED A BANK.
Masked Thieves 8ecure Over S3.000 at
Dexter, Mich. ,
Dexter, Mich., March 3. O. G Greg
ory, assistant cashier of the Dexter
savings bank, was sandbagged and the
vault robbed of $3,200 at 7:10 o'clock
Thursday morning. The bank stands
facing the principal street in the heart
of the town. At a few minutes to 8 ex
Representative Newkirk, the cashier,
entered the bank. Not Beelng Gregory
he supposed he had stepped out before
opening for business. A moment
later, noticing the vault doors partly
open, he went to investigate, and found
Gregory lying inside in an unconscious
condition. Money was scattered loose
ly about the vault Newkirk immedi
ately gave the alarm, it was some
time after assistance was called before
Gregory was restored to consciousness,
and then he was in a nervovs condition.
He told the following story:
"I reached the bank st 7 o'clock as usual and
began sweeping- out and preparing things for
business. I bad emptied the ash pan in the
back yard and was returning through
the rear door when the front door
opened and two masked men with revolvers
appeared. They called to me to make no
outcry or they would shoot, and when they
reached me I was ordered to open the vault
The vault lock Is a time one and ran out at 7
o'clock, and the thieves evidently knew that
the time had expired. They threatened to
shoot if I did not open the lock and I did It
Just as the bolts were sprung one of the men
hit me over the head and I lost consciousness."
Gregory could not give any descrip
tion of his assailants. He says he was
taken completely by surprise and as his
back, after the first moment of meet
ing, was turned to the burglars, be had
no chance to note any peculiarities
about the dress or person of his as
sailants. Gregory is a young man of
model habits, and is ambitious and a
hard worker. No suspicion attaches to
Cashier Newkirk says it looked as if
the men had been frightened away be
fore securing all the funde. There was
fully $5,000 in currency in the vault
and of this $1,800 was dropped on the
I floor. It was not the dropping of a
single package, for both coin and bills
were scattered all over the floor. The
time lock was fixed to run out at 7 be
cause the bank opens soon after that
There is not the slightest clew. No
one was seen either entering or leaving
the bank. Exit was made by way of
the back door. Careful inquiry fails
to reveal trace of strangers having
either entered or left the town for
several days. The robbers probably
escaped through the alley on to a
back street and then into the country.
Mr. Gregory is not seriously hurt be
ing about town with a badly bruised
and swollen head. The local officers
are at work and will be reinforced by
detectives from other cities. The Dex
ter savings bank is practically a new
institution, having been recently or
ganized with a capital of $20,090.
Holdiera Guarding the Mines
Charleston, W. Va, March S. With
six seriously wounded and one dead as
the restftt of the riot at the Eagle
mines Wednesday night there has been
much excitement but no further
bloodshed. The sheriff of Fayette)
county was promptly on hand with a
very large posse before the seven
companies of state troops arrived. The
strikers rallied 1.500 men from Mont
gomery and II andley during the day and
were determined to rout Wyant's men
from their mountain intrenchments.
They apparently dispersed on the dis
play of troops, and Sheriff Fleming
said he could control the situation with
Gov. McCorkle, thinking the trouble
over, contemplated removing the troops
and this word soon reached the men,
who have their allies at the state capi
tal. It was at once seen that the dem
onstrations were simply suspended in
anticipation of the temporary presence
of the troops.
At 3:30 p. m. Gov. McCorkle received
a telegram from the sheriff and mili
tary officers in the command of the
troops at Eagle declaring that there
was likely to be a conflict between
the civil and military authorities,
and asking that martial law be
declared. At 4 o'clock another
dispatch was received from Gen. Wood
that over 1,000 strikers had congregated
at Montgomery and were determined
to do serious damage. At the same
time a dispatch was received
from J. M. Gill, division superinten
dent of the Chesapeake & Ohio rail
way, asking the governor to rescind
the order to remove two of the military
companies, . as serious trouble was
threatened. Accordingly the governor
countermanded his order and the three
companies will remain till this (Friday)
afternoon, if not longer. The governor
also sent CoL R. S. Carr of his staff to
the scene with instructions to declare
martial law if necessary.
Corbett Not Guilty.
Jacksonville, Fla, March 3. At
Sfc5l o'clock Thursday afternoon the
jury in the case against James J. Cor
bett charged with violating the laws of
Florida by engaging in a prize fight
retired to make up a verdict At
4:07 o'clock, or sixteen minutes later,
the jury returned a verdict finding the
defendant not guilty. Charlie Mitchell
was present when the verdict was an
nounced, and he leaned over and
grasped Corbett by the hand and whis
pered congratulations. Mitchell, of
course, considered the verdict in the
light of a practical acquittal for him
self, as a case against him of a similar
nature is pending.
SETTLED FOR SI5.000.
Victim of tbe Grand Trunk Wreck Re
ceive Money from the Corporation.
Rattle Creek, Mich., March 3. J.
JIarvey Smith, wife and daughter Belle,
the last vict'ms of the Chicago & Grand
Trunk wreck October 20 last, left here
Wednesday for their home in Fort
Plaine, N. Y. Tbey have been in the
hospital here ever since. Their son
Frank was killed in the wreck. The
Grand Trunk company settled with the
family and tfave them a check for $15,
000, in full of all damages, including
the death mt tbe son. ...
Two Murderers Meet Death at th
Hands of a Mob.
not Down In Tbeir Cells In an Arkansas.
Jail One of Their Pals Spared
Tbe Story of Tbeir Cold
VICTIMS OF POPULAR FORT.
West Plains, Mo., March 1. Mon
day night, about 11:30 several hundred
men, supposed to be inhabitants of;
Ozark county. Ma , Fulton and Baxter
counties. Ark., assembled at Moun
tain Home, Ark., for the pur-j
pose of lynching Anderson Carter
and Bud Montgomery, alias Jas-!
per Newton. The mob overpowered,
the jailer and guards, took their gun
and demanded their keya K. C.1
Smith, representative of Baxter county,!
made a half-hour speech and begged,
that the law be allowed to take its
course. The men listened in sulleni
silence to his talk and that of others
and then went about their workj
of vengeance. They unlocked thej
doors and proceeding to the cellsy
occupied by the murderers fired vol-
ley after volley at the helpless men,
who vainly begged for mercy. After
about twenty shots the firing ceased.
Carter was dead, but Newton was,
found to be alive and he asked for
water. This was given him, and then,
the mob riddled his body with bulleta.
Both died protesting their innocence,,
and only asked that they might be re-j-leased
from their shackles. Ac
cording to a previous agreement
the life of Bart Carter, onOj
of the trio who confessed, wasj
spared, and it is thought her
will be given a life sentence in thet
penitentiary. He was forced to do;
what he did by his father, Anderson.
Carter. He told where the money was,
and went with a posse and recovered
l,l6o of it Bart Carter says Anderson,
Carter did the planning and Newton
The crime for which they were held
was the killing of Hunter Wilson in Bax
ter county, Ark., December IS. While
Wilson was sitting with his wife by the
fire the men entered the house.killed him
instantly, very nearly killed his wife,
robled the house of f 1,100, and after
heaping coals of fire upon Wilson's
body made their escape. Mrs. Wil-.
son crawled to a neighbor's and,
gave the alarm. William McAninch
was arrested for the crime, but had
been released a few days ago. Tho
crime was a cold-blooded one Thej
Carters had the reputation of having"
killed a man in Texas county, and
Newton, whose real name was Mont
gomery, was wanted in Clay county
for a crime committed fifteen years ago.
FO R ONE BIG CITY.
The BUJ to. Cnlte New York and Brook,
Alrant, N. Y., March 1. The Great-
er New York bill has passed the senate
by a vote of 28 to 2. The proposition
to provide equal taxation on Mr. Butts
Greater New York bill had been de-.
feated by IS to 7 previously. The bill
which now goes to the governor, sim
ply provides that the question of con-
solidating into one municipality th
places about New York harbor shall bo
submitted next fall to a vote of the
The friends of the project to annex:
all the territory for 25 miles from the
New York city hall were spurred on
four years ago by the fact that Chi
cago had as large a bona fide population
as New York, and a commission was
appointed by the legislature to inquire
into the expediency of consolidating
the city of New York and the vari
ous municipalities and towns in the
state of New York composing what the
New Yorkers were pleased to term,
its suburbs Brooklyn, for instance,
with a population of 1,100,000. After
much discussion for and against the
project the commission prepared a
charter for the incorporations of tho
consolidated cities. This charter pro
vided for the consolidation of the fol
lowing towns and counties:
The city of New York, the county of
Kings (in which Brooklyn is situated),
the town of West Chester and portions
of the towns of Pelfaam and East Ches
ter, Long Island City, the towns of
Newtown, Flushing. Jamaica, llem
sted and Rockaway.
The commission in a report last
month figured out that the Greater
New York would have a population of
3,000,000 and a total rea of 317.77;
square miles. The population of New
York was put at 1,801,739, whi-h ia
in excess of the census of 1S90.
Brooklyn and the towns in Kings
county that will be taken into thei
new town by the bill just passed, ara
credited with a population of 995.278.
The towns in West Chester and Rich
mond counties, which take in Staten,
Island, furnish the other 300,000,
which would give the new city a
population of 3.000,000. There is no
doubt of the bill becoming a law as
the governor has expressed himself in
favor of it
Illinois Farmers Moving to Iowa.
Minonk, I1L, March 1. An emigrant
train was made up in the Illinois Cen
tral yards here Tuesday consisting of
twenty-nine cars. There were five ad
ditional cars sent out on a regular
train. Those leaving are mostly Ger
mans bound for Iowa and Nebraska,
coming from Woodford, Flanagan, Pon
tiac, Dana, Benson, Roanoke and this
place. This takes not less than 20J
people from these places.
Big Land Owner Falls.
Chester, Pa, March 1. Hon. John
Broomall, ex-judge of Delaware county,
and one of the wealthiest land-owners
in the county, has made an assignment,
to Henry C Howard and William B.
BroomalL The amount of liabilities ia
not known, but Mr. Broomall feels
certain the assets will be $200,000 in ex
cess of all claims. The failure is due
to geueral business depression.
Ilafteball tor 1894.
New York, March 1. The National'
Baseball league managers at thei
meeting here Tuesday adopted a sched-
ule of dates. The season opeis April IA.
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