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THE A LLI A NCfc-INDEPENDENT.
31 AY 18, 1893.
THE LAW SATISFIED.
MURDERER FRANK C. ALMY
STRANGLED CO DEATH.
CHXTIE WARDEN IS AYEIICSD.
Tk Carrylaa; Oat of the Eieeatloe a
MmI Handing Affair-The Kop Waa
Too Long and When lb Trap Wu
Baruug II M rt fclrack tke
rioorThe Body failed I p
Cokcord, N, 1L, May 17.-FranV G
Almy, or he wu known in earlj life,
George II. Abbott, a criminal who
career waa more remarkable in many
way than that of any creation of a
novelist, waa literally strangled to
death by the law here to-day for the
murder of Christie Warden.
Almy retired early last evening. He
aid nothing to the death watch except
to bid them good night in hi usual
pleaaant manner. The watc-hera were
unusually vigilant but nothing oc
curred during their long vigil to indi
cate that the condemned man was not
resting welL At 6 o'clock this morning
he arose and after cheerily greeting
the watch dressed himself and ate a
hearty breakfast with apparent relish.
Chaplain Wilklns went to the prison
early and he was with Almy until the
end, but the condemned man paid no
Attention to the chaplain's remarks.
At 10 o'clock the warden with the
death watch as witnesses, formally
delivered Almy to the sheriff, who in
formed the doomed man that he might
ay anything he wished before going
to the scaffold, but be said he had
nothing to say. Meanwhile the wit
nesses assembled in full view of the
fallows, upwards of 150 persona being
At 10:13)1 the death march was
taken up and in half a minute the
scaffold was reached. The officers
quickly strapped Almy'a arms at the
elbows and then fasteued his legs. As
the sheriff straightened up, Almy
looked at the officers and said twice in
an almost inaudible tone: "May I
The sheriff shook his head and as
Almv even then appeared to want to
speak the cap was hastily put over his
face and he said nothing.
. Hurlburt, after the cap was fixed,
placed the hangman's knot under the
left ear and at 10:10 o'clock touched
the spring. The drop fell heavily and
Almv's body went through the trap.
To the horror of the spectators his
feet struck the floor below, his knees
bending under him. The rope was
evidently too long as it did not stretch
any. The body bent to the right and
Inside of a minute officers on the
nlatform of the scaffold swung the
rone and nulled the body up several
Another feature of the execution
that caused the witnesses to shudder
was the oositlon of the rope and the
knot The former pulled over the left
ear while the knot w s fully one foot
above the neck. It was evident that
the condemned man was strangled to
death and that the execution was not
a success in its details, though but
one or two tremors or twitching mo
tions could be seen and then an entire
absence of struggling.
At 10:30 Almy was pronounced dead
The doors were then opened and the
spectators filed by the gallows and
left the prison. The gallows was re
moved before the dinner hour.
PLACED IN A BAD LIGHT.
Ex-Patent ComntUiioner Hyraond Ac
cused of Varlou Crave Shortcoming.
' Washington, May 17. For some
weeks past rumors have been circula
ting In the interior department serii
ously concerning the official conduct
of W. E. Symonds, late commissioner
of patents. These were due
to a letter from one of the
most prominent firms of patent
attorneys in this city to Commissioner
(Seymour stating that they had re
ceived i information from a source be
lieved to be trustworthy that certain
applications in the telephone case of
Daniel Drawbaugh in the secret
archives of the patent office have been
copied, under the authority of Mr.
Symonds, while commissioner, by par
ties outside of the patent office, con
trary to law.
It U further stated that during the
latter part of Mr. Sy tnond's adminis
tration of the oatent office, he com
piled a pamphlet containing ninety
six paires of closely printed matter en
titled "Condensed Treatise on the Law
on Patent" . This contains approx
imately 555,00 J words and Is said to
have been typewritten by government
clerks during office hours. Other alle
gations of equally serious character
are nimlo by persou who claim to be
in a position to know the facts.
rrealilontUI Appointment. .
, Washington, May 17. The presl
aent io-aay inatie me loiiowing ap
A C. ltakrof Arizona, to lie chief
justice of the supreme court of Arl
Kdward U Hall of New Mexlco,tob3
marshal of the I lilted Sutea (or the
territory of New Mexico.
Jtonjaiuin It Moore of New ork to
in collector of custom for the district
of Alaska, vice tUlwin T. Hatch, re
William II. Pugh. to lie etmiiuissloner
Cf customs, vice Ji. , llultiday.rcslirtitut.
lloUHrt M. l iiiiMT of leunesse to
lie deputy first auditor of the treasury,
vice Ale McMillan of PUlrU t of
Columbia, reals ntL
Secretary I'arlUU appointed httnuu'l
tttNedft, Jr., of Mrtilehad, Mat,
chief of the etattouvry division of the
A Islal Jake.
lit Tiini. Ok., May IT, At Cuhtug
elrvty Hamilton aired i
asked IUftMUr John William i
hand out a drink of whUUy. tilUms
aeeaealed a revwSrerand said, jokingly
" Ur lu out of that, when tin re
vulvar waa aoeldeaulty Uvltr,rfd.
aaa a iuiim i4 through loa
Usty, kllliag ktu lustaatly.
THE WORST CITY IN ;NS
Canadian ITnMbltl) IrBM"
roanplnnrnl irr la rinn.na C.lr.
Torr.K. Kan., XUy 17 .-The ( a
dian eoturnUU-e iove-stiirat.a; .
workings of prohibition, ao:i)paa.ti
by Governor Ieweihuir, Untenant
Governor lhtuirla, the Her. O. C. din
ner and I. G. Noel, were driven ovt-
the citv this morning.
A nieinU-r of the eo imitlee saul
that thus far their inv-stU..uou& had
not btti erieouragiug Ur f.ioliibitiou
as a mean of uppr-iifj.' -r even re
ulating the liquor traCic lo Topck.
all atfived that th taw wa Ul iy
well en fur.ed that is m "il as it
wus poix.ble to enforce i:. but evtn
h,ere they gathered l.o.ii var.ous
sources of information, ihnt there
were forty places where iiu.jr could
The same visitor aid that the ob
servations of the committee at Kansas
City did not give thein Ly any means
a favorable impression of the place.
Aside from open violation, of the
liquor law, they found enough vice to
stamp the citv as the very worst
place they had sen on their
trip. They regarded the gambling
dens in the bottom on the Kansas
side as a disgrace to the community.
They understood that this element of
society had been emptied by Missouri
upon Kansas soil, but they were
greatly surprised that the authorities
of Kansas tolerated it
THE UNION TERMINAL CASE.
Technical Objections Kalaed to Rehearing
Politic Among tbe Attorney.
Toi'KKA, Kan., May 17. Ilefore the
state board of railroad commissioners
took up the motion for a rehearing of
the Union Terminal case this forenoon
a 8. King of the counsel for the Union
Terminal company interposed a
demurrer, setting up that the
board had no right to grant a
rehearing of the case because
the particular section of the statute
referring to grade crossings was silent
on the subject of rehearings. He
argued the question until nearly noon
when Judge Frank Poster of counsel
for the Missouri Pacific and Union
Pacific began his reply.
Associated, with Mr. King for the
Union Terminal company is O. A.
Vandeever, also of Kansas City, Kan.
Mr. King is a well-known People's
party leader, offsetting Mr. Poster on
the other side, who is also of that po
litical faith. Associated with Mr.
Poster are Judge David Martin and
Judge David Kelso of Atchison, the
regular Missouri Pacific attorneys.
A STUDENT STABBED.
rrobable ratal Catting Affray at the
Chllllootbe Normal school.
Ciiiixicothk, Mo.. May 17. A des
perate cutting affray occurred here
(Sunday night, in which a young man
named Alpha Dean, a student of the
Chillicothe normal school from Carroll
county, was dangerously and perhaps
fatally Injured, being stabbed no less
than eleven times, the most danger
ous being in the abdomen. His assail
ants escaped in the darkness, but yes
terday morning Charles Hefser,
Dudley li. Ewing and William
Kemp, three young men of the
town, were arrested on a
warrant sworn out before Justice J. C
liarkley, charged with assault to kill.
They waived examination and were
held to bail in bonds of 93,000 each.
Heiser and Ewing gave bonds, but
Kemp went to jail in default of balL
Their preliminary trial will occur next
Monday, May S3. The trouble is un
derstood to have originated about a
young lady. There Is much indigna
tion in the community at the outrage.
Kemp was the one who is supposed to
have done the cutting. .
Kubbcil Senator Quay' Daub.
riTTSDCHfl, Pa, May 17. An at
tempt was made by burglars at
o'clock yesterday morning to biow
open the safe of the Heaver Depot
bank, at Heaver, with dynamite. The
robbers succeded in forcing open the
outer safe, but the inner one, contain
ing over 820.000 in cash and valuable
securities, withstood the shock The
bank is known as "Senator Quay's
Escaped Only to III.
Sisg Sing, N. Y., May 17 A body
was found in the river off the prison
this morning and was identified by
Keeper Connaughton as that of Pal-
lister, the condemned murderer, who
escaped nearly a month ago with
Iloehl, another condemned murderer,
whose body was found last week.
Governor llolae lu Deep KaruetU
Dks Moines, Iowa, May 17. Gover
nor Boise, who returned this morning
from Muscatine where he was called
to investigate the attempt to blow up
three families recently, said that no
stone would lie left unturned to ferret
out the perpetrators of the crime.
About S.ihmi Indianapolis
teamsters and laborer are on
for eight hours and all public
work is at a standstill.
The White Star Line intend .build
ing a mammoth steamer to rival the
Campania. It is to lie called the til-
ganliu and will lm Moo feet long
twenty feet longer than the Great
the r.xenange iaiK ot formal, a
suburb of lUooiuiittfiou, III., cUmhhI Its
tloor. It was a private banklug in
stltution conducted by W. II, fehurr-
ti tan, ad the cause was doing bust-
ncM without adequate capital. The
di-poalts are fftNi,(ssi and the capital
slock was supposed io le suvoou.
The City of Melbourne Wok ha
appended. It paid dividend of ten
per cent in lw on a capital of .MV
ism anl had a reserve I una of l.'.i.M,-
wi iH'piMit on ikHctuiwr SI were
nearly tn.uno.oou, It was eleventh on
the list of Australian bank as re
trd deptadu and paid up capital.
while a party of children were In
the wood at Gtifow, Mo, tllte
Isieliimetc, a young girl, too a target
fait HhUh had Imh-h enapi't several
time without tiptodtnf and plav fttllv
placing 11 near the head of Howard
Uigga, snaptt the gun. ThU time (t
ttploded and the ball entered the back
rt the boy's head. prtl paralysis
fallow au4 the Utile fellow U', dla
Abbreviated News Prom All Parte ol
Twenty men have petitioned for as
A. O. U. W. charter at Scribner.
Ihe proposed bonds for a new school
heuse at Wakefield were defeated.
There is a class of people in Me
Fherton who eat sauer kraut all sum
mer. An effort ifl being made to raise
funds for erecting a Methodist church
Cedar Rapids will vote June 5th on
a nroDosition to bond the village foi
John Jones, living near Atkinson,
is out of a home. As usual it was a
defective flue. - ,
There is a prospect that Pender may
manage to worry along tbe coming
year without a saloon. , -
According to the Cedar Rapid Re
publican winter wheat in Boon coun
ty is in splendid condition.
Frank Ramsey of Banner county
broke his shoulder while trying to
break his horse.
Custer county farmers will try the
experiment of raising a few acres of
millet for winter feeding.
A. D. Graham of Shelton has
hipped the last of 11,000 stall-fed
sheep to tbe eastern markets.
Tbe marshal of Scribner has been
arrested for an alleged assault, and
will plead "justification'1 in the courts.
Charley Msronville living near
Lamar killed thirty-five rattlesnakes
in one day in a prairie doj town near
Samuel Seydel of Hitchcock county
realized $1,600 from his last year's
crop of corn by feeding it to a bunch
J. C. Werber of Sargent is out of
doors for the first time ia three
months. . He was bedridden over
Platte Center is again without a
newspaper. It bas been found that
the tows is hardly large enough to
keep an editor out of a poor house.
The seoend aanual exposition of the
manufacturers' and consumers associ
ation of Nebraska will bo held at
Omaha, from May 22 to Juno 3.
F. F. Roose. formerly of Lincoln,
has sold bis interest in the Lincoln
Normal university and purchased the
Omaha Business college.
Some thousand hogs were marketed
at South Omaha Saturday and brought
an average of 17.35 per hundred. No
wonder the farmers are getting rloh.
The small boys of Blair have slain
nearly all the singing birds in the for
ests round about with murderous air
rifles. One or the other should be
Of the Rhoney family, seven in num
ber, who went from Waterloo to Okla
homa last March, five were killed by
the recent tornado. Mr. Rhoney and
one child escaped.
A pupil of the Genoa Indian school,
while stealing a riae on a freight train
slipped under a car and his leg was so
badly crushed that it was necessary to
amputate it above the knee.
The Rook Island bas hit upon a
combination which beats the recotd by
naming a town Kanorado, which is
located on the state line between Kan.
sas and Colorado.
Tbe late warm weather has so af
fected William Gregg of Washington
county that he has lost twenty-five
pounds of flesh, but as he still has 325
pounds to fall back on he feels no
Mayor Morgan of Fullerton, who la
himself a lawyer, has decided to get
along without a regularly appointed
city attorney. If the board wants any
legal advice he is ready 'o furnish it
Thomas Andrews, one of the slippery
twaia who broke jail at Nebraska
City, March 19, while awaiting sen
tence for grand larceny, was captured
at Oklahoma the other day by the
deputy sheriff of Cass county.
Eight months ago Banaard Sweanay
of York got a silver in his eye and the
subsequent Inflammation destroyed the
sight. The ether day be had the optlo
removed, and will hare a new one put
in with the optic ncrvo loft out
C. W. Orr is being prosecuted at
Niobrara for having sold a pint of oh-
be-joyful to a red-skin named Elk,
whereby the noble son or too torest be
came unduly boisterous for Mia. Elk
and the little Elks.
Rev. M. Theresa Allen has justgrad
uated a clam at Pender in the mystlo
philosophy of spiritual manifestation.
They are, in fact so proficient as to
make a table danco on it nina legs
and produce other psychic whoop-em
up without the application ot physi
cal or mental force, so far as the eye
caa dUcover. .
Wm. C. Miller, cashier of the Crof-
ton State bank, at the time Crofton
was laid out made the r mle that, to
the first baby born in tl e new town a
town lot would be given. On April
IUt a handsome pair of twlndaugh
ters were bora to Mr. and Mrs. Ed
ward Hutchinson of Crofton. and now
Mr. Milter will have to consider the
problem on the basis that if one baby
Is worth one town lot. to babies mutt
be worth two to a Iota
ChrUtlaa lllpoe of Seward eouety
has aoovaled to the courts to save hi
from the fun of hla fethr-la-U
whom he eoi'iutte of Uiubaatinf Mm
with aa aim club. The o!4 otaa U
uader heads to appear In Ihe district
reurt a4 shew taue mhj he sheuU
at pa ft Ane aa he seat to jail, or
helh. for ' assault Uh latest Is) d
ho4Uj lojttiy." Thetriuhlereoar
the cattle ef one trislr Oft the
tern erlb of the other.
BEST Ul COLD FILLED
LUil.N IMK YVALTnAM
WATCH QIO 7C
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Meatiou Alllance-IodependeDt when answer-
$JtL WlHO tHOIhC.
Baa been In ne -nra ixfS
It as uie Pieueer 8f I Mli4
abi.ItT rower : It i tbe beat;
r.enre tb mill tor you to buy
Tbniauda b taem I
Have 4 angle tel eorDerpoatt
uljsunttated Meet tiru sua
bra ce: not fence wire. Thej
are light, ftroim, Sim pi in
OoDsbuctloD, mocb eheaoar
ttar wood ana will la it a
life t.mt! Our mills and
tower are ALL STBKL and
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