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nil Military Hearing rad I'erranal
norm A I,laateaaat*Catowal In the
Rerolnllnn An lntre|dd naldler—Snb
alalng Indian*.
(Hanover, Ind., I.etter.)
llK eurly history
of Indiana during
the terrlto rial
period and the first
years of statehood
Is replete w 1th
I h <• a« Movement*
of those da ring
pioneers who
crossed Hie All«
ghanles tnd In the
wild, uneonquered
region north of the Ohio river found
a field of action which suited I heir ad
venturous nature. Among (hose who
achieved renown and scoured high
public positions was Thomas Posey,
lleutenant-dolonel In the, Revolution
ary war, afterward brigadier and
major-general, speaker of the Ken
tucky senate and Anally territorial gov
ernor of Indiana until the territory was
admitted Into the union In 1816,
(Jov. Posey was a Virginian by birth.
On the 9t* of July, 1760, he Arst open
ed his eyes upon the broad Potomac,
near Washington's home, His father
was a fanner, and during hi* boyhood
Posey worked on a farm, but managed
to obtain a fair education. At the
uge of eighteen he removed to the
western border of Virginia, drawn
thither, perhaps, by the stories of the
wonderful opportunities that were
open to young men of energy Hnd re
source. It Is also probable that the
prospect tit un Indian war appealed
rather strongly to a young man of mr
uBirr.-oov. posky.
dent temperament and military lean
It waa only a few years until un
opportunity came for young Posey to
lead a soldier's life. A general war
had broken out along the entire west
ern border, and In 1774 two expedi
tions, one under command of the Hrlt
Ish colonial governor of Virginia, Lord
Dunmore, and the other under (Jen.
Andrew Lewis, a veteran Indian fight
er, were sent against the Shawnees,
who had been waging a relentless war
fare upon the scattering settlements of
Virginia and Pennsylvania. Posey was
attached as quarter-master to the com
mand of Gen. Lewis.
The plan of campaign contemplated
a union of the two forces at the mouth
of the KenaWlia river. Dunmore was
to lead his force of Virginia militia to
Pittsburg und then to proceed down
the Ohio to the mouth of the Ken
awha. Gen. Lewis was ordered to lead
his army from the Virginia frontier
across the Alleghanles, 200 miles
through a trackless forest, to the Junc
tion of the Kenawha with the Ohio,
und from there a crushing blow was to
be dealt to the Indian tribes north of
the great river. Lewis and his men
surmounted all the obstacles of the
way and in due time reached the point
of rendezvous.
Hut Dunmore was not there. The
story of hts vusclllating course, how he
safely reached Pittsburg, and. Instead
of descending the Ohio, had marched
Into the Indians' country und
made peace with the savages, while
I-ewla, with lees than a thousand raw
recruits, from miurlse till dark, fought
the terrific battle of Point Pleasant. Is
now familiar blntory. And the result
wss that Ihe suspicion of llrltlsh du
plicity was confirmed In the colonial
mind, tor while IHinmore'bad won the
Rood will of Ihe savage*. they cherish
ed with a rrowing hatred the memory
of the dead left on the field of Point
The wait year was IT7S, and Posey
•entered with enthusiasm Into prepara
tiona far war. He was appointed a
.captain hi the regular service, anil souu
raised 4 company, which was Incor
porated t«to ihe HsvsniA Virginia regi
ment. An agreeable service » «„
niure for thta company, i.ord lion
mote, tukiuR advantage of th,. dm
turned roudtllon of Ihe --x.ittry, w g
toying wasta ihe fruitful ptsuiatiune of
the *oaet -t.iiullen. and. Raining
strength made a aland and furl.Red
tlwyoe Island lien l,*wu was caltsd
la th« aimwsnl of ihe rolaglsu and.
with the earns energy nad etturngs
which hmt held t'ornstalh ni hay at
P-tat pleasant he >*d hi# raw aiMh»
t« g daahmg vHtory.
g.«*u sites Ihte th* ah tenth Vttglala
was ardsrsd *>• h»»n Wa«hiegi*« *
command •« Mlddtobtooi H J ||
reached the main arm* In Ihe spring
of lift About ibU tun* a rids s-ttps
was being mtse-i t»« hr -umposed of
lbs Cons# •< the .-0110*01*1 army
tbe gallant tbsuol Morgan was to bs
in rutoasl I'm* was >hus*n aa tap
lain nf mid *f »h* •«« . am. • *r mis
'"SrSdi It. ttlt, p»**!-t*ni Madtswa
gumlnated Tbmnan Ph*> • Am «*»**#a*»
ff tddUM tgdfHuri The b-rmtnauon |
was confirmed by the senate on ihu Sd
of March. Oov. Posey proceeded to
Vincennes, the old rapltal, and entered I
upon the discharge of his duties on
the 25th of May, 1813. The duties of
governor of this extensive territory
were particularly trying at that time.
At the breaking out of hostilities be
tween the United Htates and Kngland
a great majority of the Indians had
taken up arms In the British cause,
and by their eonstant attacks upon the
exposed and defenseless settlements of
Indians, spread destruction and ter
ror throughout the territory.
Posey had no sooner reached his new
location than he look active measures
to subdue or drive from the bound
aries of Indlanu these cruel foes. In
June, 1813, an expedition, under com
mand of Col. Joseph Bartholomew, and
soon after another led by Col. William
Bussell, marched Into the Indian
country and laid waste the fields and
villages of the Miamls. One column
of the latter expedition was command
ed hy MaJ. Z. Taylor. These prompt
measures had the desired effect, and
the white settlements were not molest
ed again that year.
By an a.H which was approved
March 11, 1813, the seat of government
of Indiana territory was declared to
he fixed at Cory don, "from and after
the 1st day of May," Accordingly, on
the 6th of December, 1813, Oov, Posey
delivered his first message to the gen
eral assembly at the new capital. He
referred to the crisis which then con
fronted the country, and dwelt upon
the necessity for a heroic stand for Its
rights, which had been assailed. The
reply of the assembly contains some
Interesting reading, showing the ap
prehension then felt In the north that
the seat of power was slowly shifting
Jt says: "We are astonished at the
mistaken and obstinate policy of the
New Kngland states In opposing the
Junction of the Canadas to the Union.
It would -idd weight and Influence to
the northern states in the councils of
the nation would check the progress
of the seat of government toward the
Isthmus* of Darien, and more fairly
balance the two great interests of our
country, the commercial ami agricul
The year 1814 brought Improvement
In the conditions In the new Territory.
The successes of the army under Gen
eral Harrison In the latter part of 1813
had diseouraged the Indian allies of
the British, anil early In the spring of
1814 several of the stronger tribes
sued for peace. This was accomplished
at a great camp-fire at Greenville, O.,
In which Generals Harrison and Cass
were the white commissioners. This
removed the dangers of massacre, and
the Territory begun to fill up with
Immigrants from eastern states and
In the prime of his life Posey was
rcrmirknhlf* fur IiIm hnrtrlunnw' Anno fir.
ance. Ho was tall, graceful arul pro
possessing. His army life had given
him a military bearing which dlstln
gulshed him, and the healthy exuber
ance of his nature won him friendship
and admiration.
In some parts of Hungary the most
beautiful Hnd intricate embroidery It
done by the peasant women, who work
all summer In the fields at the hardest
labor, spending their winters in the
art which one naturally thinks calls
for delicate fingers and refined touch.
As certain birds sing In their own way,
as the Sioux Indians astonish uh with
skillful designs In color with beads, In
the same manner these Hungarian
peasants do marvelous work. The
needlework is most delicate, the pat
tern raised In silk or cotton und so ex
act that It seems to have been done by
mechanical means. The chair shown
Is one upholstered in this work. It
was made for Archduke Ferdinand
d’Este. The chief personage Interested
in this work Is Archduchess Isabella,
the wife of Archduke Frederick, neph
ew and heir to the richest untitled man
in Austria. She Is devoted to benev
olence and charity and is active in
furthering the working institutions for
the development of this Industry. At
the Hudapest exhibition last year much
of this embroidery wss shown und
foreigners would not believe It was the
work of Ignorant, uncultured and
rough peaaanta. I he work done In
clude* blouses made and embroidered
awn < HAIR
la Milk, altar ctatba a*4 all bi*4* ml
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liwiRkk tt a liar
lb# a*» atiataiar ««fcw baa pr**.U4
N« Hk*> l"** 8»'W >♦ r*{w>at > »
alkali all lUaaiaa p*»Ub t Vary ,(**
yaa llb*4 lb* «**«***. Mr* 114*..
Mr* 11*4*«* by*, tat a* it •*, ,
•a* ta«t. MMi Htwyi y* pay r*ai y*
•ball all «w ta lb# par lab ' i
Uuorg* Mnlrdon Tells flow tie lllil Ills
Work Home of the Notables He Has
"Marunc Off” Tells About Ills In
pleasant Work.
MONO the vldtors
attemllnK the en
campment at Liake
Park Springs, Ne
vada, of the Inter
state Old Soldiers’
reunion, was the
world's most noted
hangman, George
Maledon, of Fort
Smith, Ark. He Is
a small man with
Iron-gray chin whiskers. He was born
In Havarla, In 18.10, and went from
Mlehlgun to Fort Smith 41 years ago.
Ho hanged his first man there, sen
tenced by Judge Parker, In 1872. He
has continued to act as hangman for
the United States court at Fort Smith
ever since, hanging ninety-eight men,
sentenced by the late Judge Parker,
who, during his term of service, sen
tenced 216 men to death and sent 10,000
to the penitentiary.
Speaking of his uncanny calling, Mr.
Maledon said: "At one tlmo I had
twelve men on the scaffold. Five of
them were commuted and seven drop
ped at one movement of the trigger.
Every neck was broken. Throughout
' f
my entire service I never strangled a
mun or drew blood on him. When the
neck Is broken the arms and shoulders
drop down. When there Is strangula
tion they shrug up. Ninety per cent
of the men I have hanged committed
their crimes because of whisky, either
directly or Indirectly. One of them,
Booth Crumpton, held up a glass on
the scaffold and said: ‘Young men,
when you tuke up a glass to drink, look
Into the bottom and see If there’s not
a hangman's knot hidden there.’
"One of the worst men I ever hang
ed was Cherokee Bill. It was known
that he killed twelve men and had
doubtless murdered others. He was In
the Forth Smith Jail, from which no
man had ever escaped. He tried to get
away and the guards fired slxty-two
shota at him without mortally wound
ing him. During the fight he shot and
killed a very popular guard, named
Keaton. The people on the outside
heard of It and attempted to mob the
murderer, but the guards turned and
defended him. Cherokee Bill killed
his brother-in-law, and said he did It
to see him kick, as he was always
kicking at everything.
white men, and nearly all of them
weakened. Some of them Deemed calm,
but when your hand waa placed on
them you could ulways feel the muscles
crawling and trembling. An Indian
has a great horror of hanging. They
would much prefer to he shot. I have
had them draw a black mark ou their
ctotheu and beg me to shoot them
while In their cell#. They are great
drunkards, and will drink red ink or
any other fluid which has alcohol in it.
Jack Spaniard was another bad man.
He was the captain of the Belle Star
hand. Jack fought like a demon when
they started to the scaffold, and it was
necessary to choke him down. Dr.
Alexander was a brilliant and highly
educated man, but hud a bad temper.
He witnessed several of my executions,
and then he killed a man. He was
sentenced, and. knowing him so well.
1 asked If he would prefer some other
man to haug him. ‘Do it your self he
•aid. 'You know how to break my uc< k
shi rt off .*
"I remember wheu Cherokee Hill
was brought out to the scaffold. He
looked at the crowd and exclaimed
'll look at the people. Wonder
what's going to bappeu'’ tils beck
was larger around this hts head, and
there were those who said the rope
would atlp off. hut It didn’t.
The last matt housed was Cnslragu.
on Italian He was the hands ttnest
man who ever went to the aetffold
and was sentenced for the murder of
three girls and two men. One waa It la
sweetheart, and he waa Jealous He
shut them all within a few minute*
It waa believed that he had no ground*
. at jtfcftlmiflijr***
V|r tlatedos haa all the repea with
• hkh the hanging was |m* tt««c
specially good pl**e haa hanged twen
ty seven m* a
Vtsset *m4 IsrMrsr
’that a wan who haa heew bitten ny
g doubt* horned viper •bwikl live lit
tell the tale l« eg igtervteger In eg# of
the maw ale of modern sgtegre, flr
summers who we* pel on hoard sbi,.
| • die In tfttrs ha* rae* had Jdverpoul
In eomparettvely n*d health He gt
tythwtea his igeirtf to the devpilag
and the shill «f hts bstst Ths viper
bit with all hlc w sbt and main gad
the doctor counteracted the poison with
an Injection of Iodine. If he ha* found
a specific he la one of the greatest bene
factors of the age. Twenty thousand
persons die every year of snake-bite
In India alone. A good deal depends
on the severity of the bite, but In this
case the conditions were all adverso to
the sufferer. The reptile held on till
Its head was blown off. On the other
hnnd, courage Is an Important agent
of recovery. Persons wanting In this
fatuity usually collapse at once of
sheer terror. The treatment has hith
erto been confined mainly to attempts
to prevent the poison from entering the
circulation by of the tournlqunuek and
the red-hot Iron. The antidotes have
failed one after tlie other—ammonia,
liquor potassa. permanganate of pot
assium. The effh pry of Iodine, at any
rale, has yet to be disproved.—London
Dally News.
Torturing ICiperl.nreof • Woman Caugh*
on u Null.
Mrs. Pred Olottonlni, of Salinas.
Cal., recently bung half an hour by a
finger-ring from a nail protruding
from the wull of her sitting room. She
did not succeed In liberating herself
until the fiesh of the finger was almost
torn from the bone. She stepped on a
trunk to hang up a bird cage, standing
on tiptoe to reach the cage hook. The
trunk was rounded and her foot slip
ped. She let go of the bird cage and
reached for a support. Her finger slid
down the wall and an ugly nail pro
truding from the wall was Jammed In
between her rlrig and her finger. Thus
the full weight of her body was held
by one finger. Of course, it required
but little time for the nail to draw
the ring fur Into the flesh and to cause
the blood to spurt. The pain was
frightful. Mrs. Olottonlnl called for
assistance, hut as there was no one
In the house she was left helpless.
The sm'Mith wainscoting prevented her
from catching hold of anything with
her free hand, and the slippery surface
of the trunk lid prevented her from
getting any foothold to relieve the ten
sion on the finger. It was a long and
torturing experience before she finally
succeeded in detaching the ring from
the nail. Hhe eventually got sufficient
purchase on the trunk to lighten the
weight a little, and by this time the
flesh had been so much lacerated on the
finger that It was comparatively easy
to get It free. A doctor was sum
moned and the ring filed from the fin
ger, hut It will he several weeks before
the flesh can possibly grow sufficiently
to enable Mrs. Olottonlnl to use her
band with any degree of comfort.
ConCHiilr .Iuiih-h PurrUli o t lieratur,
I (id., It Terribly I'uiilaliril.
White Caps entered the residence of
,lames Parrish, a constable, at Decatur,
Ind., last week, and, placing a rope
around bis neck, dragged him down the
stairs Into the street, clothed only In
Ills night robe. They marched him a
short distance from the house and, ty
Ing him to a tree, flogged him with
whips and knotted ropes until every
part of his body was covered with
welts and gashes. All tills time the
poor wretch begged and pleaded for
mercy and promised to do better. His
appeals were not listened to, and when
he fainted from pain and Iokb of blood
bis tormentors left him for dead and
quietly disappeared, leaving no trace
of their whereabouts. Parrish was
found about two hours later in a dy
ing condition. He regained conscious
ness for a short time, but said he was
unable to recognize any of his tor
mentors. One of his ears was entirely
severed from his head while dragging
him down the Btalrway. and was found
lying where It had been torn off. The
supposed reason for the attack on Par
rleh la a atory which ta current to the
effect that he beat hla wife a few day*
before ao aeverely that the will die.
I Ix.lere NlrrvlMt la Itleh t loll...
The inalla front indln bring n le
innrhable atory of how I'rof. llamlin
•ought and found the cholera microbe
which had made havoc among thirteen |
people In Saugor. Of theee thirteen, I
nine became eerlouely III, three devel
oped Aelallc cholera, end one died He- '
•ry precaution wee auppoecd to hair
been lahen agatnel Infection |»ruf
Manhtn. prompted by eurloaity and hla
love of acleace. Immediately begaa In
hunt for the microbe that bad <ao«ed
all the (rouble ll wae dually detected
In a water put in the hit.hen but the
•uppiy from which the pul bed been *
Hi led wae found to be nbnoiutety pure. |
further Inteeligelion d*«*i..ped the
tart I set the di»h. lorn bad dried
on nn infected *aad bank Thun eon
• eyed Into the hit. hen the pgrut*
nut only not into the wntep pot, hut
made tie way te a h.*uMp puddiaa
TW'e It yielded .iter ( chut*, a
mkrfMbee within n •para of elgkie.
haute Chicagu later OMe
(•tab a recent plonae# Jubilee guei
l»l nanrty all nf ehk k wM ,«U(4
by wkMriyhM «
28 : 1-10.
OoMrn Te.ti "W. Know Hot That All
Thing. Work Together for Uoo.l to
Them That Lon tlo>l” Uom. VIII.
911—Mark ground of ths Wesson.
The Hopeful Prisoner.—We left the
Alexandrian corn ship anchored off the
unknown coast on that “fourteenth night"
of the storm, and those on board “wish
ing for the day." The remaining verse*
of the chapter, which describe the ship
wreck. may be arranged In three pictures.
First Picture. The wane depicted In ver
ses 33-M is one Of the most touching In
the Bible. The night Is almost over; the
darkness seems not #lte *o thick,
though It Is not light enough to sec? the
land. The exhausted crew, with the cen
turion and soldiers and prisoners, are el.
gathered around one man. He, too. Is a
prisoner, and a Jew; yet all are listen
ing to him as he first exhorts them tA
cheer up and prepare for a desperate ef
fort presently by taking food, arid then,
before them all, solemnly thanks Him
who ruleth the winds and waves the
tempest ruglng and the ship rolling and
pitching an»l straining all the while.
The f talas troptoe.-—Second Picture. The
effort has been made; the anchors have
been cut awuy (see margin of verse 40),
and the ship, lightened of Its cargo (verse
,'IS) and with Its huge sail set to the wind,
has been steered straight for the shore In
hope of Its being blown high and dry
onto the smooth beach the sailors de
scried. Dill the bulky vessel has struck
on the rocks; her hull Is broken In two,
the sea sweeps over her; and all lost
Vet, even at that supreme moment the
Jtoniun soldiers cannot forget their duty
and responsibility If their charge esc ape
they must suffer for It. Better kill the
prisoners at once even Paul. Duty may
be very hard-hearted. How Is this cruel
design prevented? (verse- 4.1) and again we
see the unique? position Paul had gained.
ill** jvim U|ir » ini 'i
the raging sea is full of struggling men,
some swimming desperately, some cling
ing to the spars and fragments of the ve*
sel already floating about. Paul Is there
In the see. not for the first time, for he
know ns what It I* to he all day and all
night "In the deep” (2 fior. II. 25); and
no doulit Isu. 2ii. 3 Is true of him as Ihe
wild breakers roll over him "Thou will
keep him In perfect peace, whose mind
Is stayed on the* because he trusteth I"
thee." Presently he feels the ground un
der his feet—a rush forward he Is safe.
And not he only. How many more? Im
agine the wet, cold, exhausted men gath
ering togthcr on the shore surely very few
ean have escaped that sea. Yes, they
count—two hundred and seventy-six—ull
are saved!
The Fulfillment of a Promts' . Hod's an
gel promised that ull should ho saved
(verso 22), and now II Is fulfilled, lint
fake a more general promise lo Hod's peo
ple—a promise such us muy apply to us
also— anti sec how literally It Is fulfilled In
this narrative Take I’salrn HI 15, "I will
he with him In trouble; I will deliver him
and honor him." In these few words there
are three distinct promises, and every one
was fulfilled, “I will he with him In trou
ble"—"There stood by me this night an
angel of Hod." "I will deliver him"
so Hod did, first from the swords of the
guards, and then from the angry waves.
"And honor him” this, perhaps, Is the
most striking of ull; Paul Is the messenger
of good to the rest (verse 22); Paul pre
vent# the ssllors from fleeing (verse 31);
Paul presides at that memorable night
meal (verse 36); for Paul's sake the pris
oners’ lives are spared (verse 43); nay.
more than this, It Is for his sake that crew
and soldiers and all are saved—"1,0. Hod
hath given thee ull them that sail with
thee" (verse 24). Now. that promise wu“
not for Paul only. It still stands and
holds good for all the children of Hod.
See to whom the whole string of prom
ises In the ninety-first Psalm Is given.
Not to the holy, or righteous, or perfect
man. If It were so we might well |iesiiat>
about elulinlng It; though even then we
could and ought to claim It for the saki
of our Advocate, “Jesus f'hrlsl the right
eous." Hut It Is simply to those that love
and trust him (see Psalm 91, I, 8, 14); and
the most sinful nnd unworthy may and
ought to love (Soil, and may anil ought
to trust him (Stock).
lemon Hymn,
Thou hidden Source of calm repose, Thou
all-sufllelent l,ovc divine, S
My help and refuge from my foes, Secure
I am while thou art mine
And lo! from sin. and grief, and shame.
Hide me, Jesus, In thy name.
In want, my plentiful supply; In weak
ness, my almighty power;
In bonds, my perfect liberty; My light.
In Satan's darkest hour;
In grief, my Joy unspeakable; My life In
death, my all In all.
—Charles Wesley.
Hints to the Teacher.
For the key to this lesson wo take the
sentence In verse 15, "He thanked Hod."
On an old sundial was found inscribed, "I
mark only the hours that shine.” Paul
counted up Ills mercies and thanked Hod
when some would have counted up their
troubles and been wretched, What wire
some of the apostle's grounds for grati
I. For deliverance from danger. Verse
1. He had escaped from a peril which had
led everybody save himself to despair
Hurely, as lie stood on the Island shore he
felt that there was reason to he thankful
How often ure we kept alive In dangers
when others perish' Hoe Psalm 34. (i. 7.
II For human hospitality. Verse 2.
It was no unusual event for those who
had escaped the sea to be robbed ai d mur
dered on the shore lint these "harbar
lans showed no little kindness." |,et us
tie thankful to Hod for every spark of
love found In unregehrrate hearts. He.
Ileli. 13. 2.
III For protection to life Verma l-«
How easily might the career of one of the
earth's greatest heroes have been
ended by that fire, when the vl
per fastened on lit* hand! Paul
was willing to die, and would
have nut death calmly H„, nu man .an
la- slain ui, 9 )„• tv.-rk Is done I* he t,.
fuund In the way of duty paul'v saA'v
was an ail.mny The old seria-nt . hit.
«annul h«triit it* h.# . »_ . . _
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Story of Loro and Its Reword, as II
Actually Happened.
Forty years ago G. M. McDowell,
now a resident of Madison county, Mis
souri, was one of the most promising
young men of Yancey county, mid what
was known as "the Zeb Vance orator"
of that section, says the Asheville Citi
zen. He loved and wooed a young lady
of Yancey who was accounted the belle
of that part of Western North Caro
lina. True love ran smoothly with th«
young couple themselves, but a barrier
existed In the person of an objecting
father, whose wrath was kindled
against the Idea of a marriage, and a
decree was written literally In blood, K
Is said, that they should not wed.
About this time a second young man
appeared upon the scene and sougnt
the hand or the beautiful young lady.
Heelng that nothing would move the
father from his determination, nego
tiations began, resulting In young Mc
Dowell's signing a release, In obedience
to the decree, of hts rights and claims
upon his heart's love. In considera
tion of this act he was to receive the
best horse, saddle mid bridle in Yancey
county. Shortly after the fairest girl
of nil that county Joined hands with
u Mr. I'resswood, the successful suitor,
and they started as one along life's ^
Young McDowell rode away on his
mettled charger and by and by be woo
ed and won another, and for more than
30 years they fought life's battles to
gether. About 15 years ago Mr. 1’ress
wood died, and a few years ago Mr. Me.
Dowell's life partner died. The decret
written In blood having passed away
with the death of the objecting father,
two hearts that years ago had beaten
so close together uguin turned to each
other. The lovers plighted their troth
• » i i t nii, uiui uj aKiccuirm m i n. i iron
wood became Mrs. McDowell, 40 ypars
to a day from the date on which the
release was signed. The marriage oc
curred only a few days ago, and Mr.
and Mrs. McDowell are living over
again I he sweet days of old.
William McCaleb Kill* III* Wlta am
Then lllmsclf.
Impelled by the hand of an enragec
husband, a small but sharp-pointed pa
per knife became the Instrument foi
the accomplishment of u murder am
aided in the commission of a suicidi
at Chicago last week. The husband
murderer and suicide was William Me
Caleb. His victim was his wife Annie
The place of the double tragedy wai
'the room occupied by the pair In i
lodging house kept by Mrs. Fannh
Blaine on the fourth floor of H4 Welli
street. When the occupants of thi
house broke Into the room they fount
the furniture and clothing of the couph
strewn about the room, evidences of s
terrible struggle. Blood lay In pooh
on the floor and was spattered ove
various articles and on the walls. Tin
actors in the terrible crime wore al
most unknown. They came to Mrs
Blaine’s three weeks ago. She de
scribes them as middle-aged, well
dressed and seemingly respectable
They lived a strange, mysterious ex
Istence during the three weeks of thei
residence with the Blaines. The:
.quarreled Sunday, the wife upbraldini
the husband for his attentions to an
other woman, and on Monday morn
ing at 11.20 the pair engaged In i
struggle which resulted fatally to
The life and death of the husbam
and wife seems cloaked In mystery
The Blaines, who claim relationshl]
with the late James G. Blaine, knev
nothing of them. McCaleb had beei
employed at the factory of the Chlcag(
Hotel Cabinet Company, but his eny
\ ' V ' /
Iiloyrr* knew little of him earept that
he laid that he had once been employ’
cd a« a freight agent.
I»U ml narplM ttageee and Tees
1‘rol Frederick Mtarr of the Uni
Verelty of Chicago recently Inserted an
adtertlarmeut asking for Information
< oncoming eUAngered people. Al
Hoet tmnirdistvly a is aw ire began 1
poor in from nil quarters from person*
eko claimed to have an otter awpply ol
Angera or toes and during the paet tew
day* replies hare been ee aumeroue
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