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TJIK HED CLOUD CHIEF. JMU DAY, OCTOBER 15 187.
"MORGAN IS HANGED.
SAYS NO WORr AS TO HIS
GUILT OR INNOCENCE.
In III" llntlnu Spriih lln Kld tin Wan
Heady In Die- 'llir Slid ,ierlat'l
lred hy Mm ii j -III l.ut Vord
Wonderful ('nipoHiiri' In Dip Limit
Gcoigc Morgan, tlic itituclurrr of
eleven year-old Ida (insliell on Iho 3d
of November, 1SS.", In n dilapidated
mill unoccupied house at 180 Ilnlf
Howard street, OiiiiiIi.'i, last Friday
paid the penalty of Ills fi line. Iln met
his end with apparent fearlessness in
tlm Dill ho)c of future spiritual well
being mid without having uttered 11
syllable to indleate guilt or innocence,
at least, so far s his utterances on the
scaffold are eoneerned.
The re)ort of the death watch says
that the eondeimied man passed the
night in a composed slumber that left
him much refreshed to meet the dawn
of his last day of life, lie awoho at 0
a. m., when I ather Peters, the vener
able Catholic priest who has served as
his spiritual advisor, called and held a
conversation of considerable length
with him His conference with the
priest left Morgan in splendid spirits
and he hail soon dressed himself in a
new black suit that had been provided
for the function of the day. lie wore
a frock coat ulth a turn-down collar
nnd black lmv tie. After having com
pleted his toilet with care, he ate the
breakfast thut was brought nlm com
prising eggs, oysters, coffee and bread,
and appeared to be refreshed thereby.
The approaches to the jull wero
guarded by policemen, but in spite of
that fact when the hour for the ordeal
arrived tlm w ailed enclosure, thirty
feet long uml twenty-four feet wide,
was crowded with spectators who had
on one pretext and another scoured
Upon reaching the scaffold Morgan
nt once placed himself upon the drop,
but a moment later was led to the rail
ing to speak.
It wan dilllciilt for this observer to
conceive that this man was about to
die. He was certainly a fine looking
man, tall, eiect and well formed,
weighing probably ISO or 100 pounds,
with broad high forehead, glossy black
hair and heavy blaelc mustache and a
composure that was truly wonderful.
An ho spoke his voice at timet trem
bled slightly, and his features twitched
perceptibly, but only for a moment.
Hut once or twice did he falter and he
controlled his emotion until he uttered
his last words, which were addressed
an a farewell to his attorney. Then It
was that he burst Into tears and cov
ered his face with his hands, in one of
which he held a crueilix, which ho
placed upon his forehead.
A young ludy seated in a window of
the Jail took down his last words and
witnessed the execution. .lust before
speaking Morgan took out his hand
kerchief and wiped his face. This ha
repeated several times while talking.
Holding aloft the hand containing
the crueilix and looking upward, .Mor
gan exclaimed: "Ah tied is my wit
ness I have told all, and this is my tes
timony that my soul is prepared to go
to heaven Friends, I ask yon all to
pray for me. Farewell, Mr. Patrick."
and a look of anguish overspread his
They were tho last words ho uttered.
"Good-byo. George," came from tho
attorney, who stood near the jail door,
twenty feet away in tho crowd.
The ofllcers laid hold of Morgan anil
directed his steps back upon tho trap.
He folded his arms, tho black cap was
slipped over his bead, bis arms and
legN were, strapped, tho priests mean
while mumbling their olllccs until they
wero interrupted by a snapping sound
as the trap sprang and a hissing of the
ropes as this body shot downward.
The scaffold had done Its work per
fectly. There was not a ipiiver of n
limb nor movement of a muscle. The
erowd surged forward toward tho
scaffold to get a closer view tho sway
ing body. In ten minutes the physi
cians pronounced him dead. The body
was cut down anil turned over to Un
dertaker Taggart. lie fore his death
Morgan had bequeathed his remains to
etentren Vrr (Mil Hoy of Oiimlin Tired
George ustln, tho seventeen year
old son of .1. V. Austin, clerk in the
Union Paellle freight department at
Omaha, made what is possibly a suc
cessful attempt at suicide Sunday. Tho
family live at 41i!0 Chicago street. The
young man had just arisen in tho
morning but had not drcssrd. His
father hearing shots in his room en
tered and found him sitting on tho bed
with u revolver in his hand, and one
bullet hole over his right eve and an
other In his breast. Tho doctor suys
tho young man cannot live. He had
been suffering from catarrh and was
despondent over his ailment.
A Hoy Ilnrnril to Drnlh.
The barn of Frederick Llttcmicr, lo
sited near Clatonht, was burned last
Friday night. Will, tho fourteen-year-old
sou of Llttemier, perished In the
name. 'Iho fumlly was entertaining
company and ho had gone to bed in the
hay mow, early in tho evening. The
origin of the tiro is a mystery. Many
bushel of grain, horses nnd farm ma
chinery wore consumed entailing a loss
of over 35,000. Whether insured or
not could not bo learned.
IIhh Flint Application.
John O. Yclsor of Omaha has filed
with tho county commissioners of
Douglas county to have tho Initiative
and referendum submitted nt tho com
ing election. The petition bears the
signature of 2,000 people. Yciser
claims that if submitted at tho regu
lar election it will mivo tho county 910,
ooo, this cost of a special election.
The Union and Commercial clubs of
J'lncoln have consolidated, tho name of
h united club being the Union Com
NORMAL READY TO FIGHT.
In.UU Hint liir Son of T. .1. Major Ik Not
T:tiRl1itr n llnler the limtltntlon.
The defeiulents in the Majors man
damus case nt Auburn, tiled their an
swer to tho complaint of the relator
last Saturday, and the hearing was at
once begun before .ludge Stull. The
defendants, who comprise all of the
board of education and all of tho fac
ulty of the Nebraska state normal
school at Peru, Neb., then asked the
court for a continuance of the case for
tho reason that tho defendants could
not jsosslbly get any of their material
witnesses there nt that time. They
were represented in court by President
Kennedy of the board, but answer Is
made in their behalf by Attorney
General .Smyth, who, it was stated,
would conduct the ensc at the trial.
Tho ease was set down for further
hearing on Oct. IS.
In their answer they deny Hint
Thomas A. Majors is a lit or suitable
person to attend this state normal.
They also plead n foi mer adjudication,
and that the court has no jurisdiction
of the subject matter In so far as it re
lates to the state normal school. As
to school district No. ;i, that is, the
schools of the village of Peru, they say
that the right of Thomas A. Majors to
attend has not been considered by
either board or faculty and that their
acts have all been in good faith and
without malice, etc., as alleged in the
complaint. Tho answer admits all
other allegations of the petition of tho
SEC. PORTER'S DECISION.
Ailmll tlm Sllirr Hrptihliiau nml (iotil
Drmorntl to th llutlot.
Secretary of State Porter lins decided
ilutt "silver" republican and "national"
democrat as political party names may
both be used on tho oflleial ballot.
This decision was announced Saturday
eening at the close of a hearing that
lasted this greater part of tho day.
Unless an appeal is taken to tho su
premo court, this decision is final, and
the silver republicans and tho gold
wing of the democratic party will ap
pear on tlie ballot. It Is not kuowu
whether any of tho intciested parties
will carry tho case up.
STABBED WITH A HAT PIN.
llHhtiiiC ltiirtlncM Man fatally Hurt lly
' llli Liuly I.orr.
Herbert Crow, a young business man
nf Hastings was fatally stabbed by a
young lady of that city Sunday cveu-
Ing, tho young lady using a. hat pin.
Tho weapon was in tho shape of n tov
dagger. The fcteel entered tho young
man s side and broke, nnd tho physi
claim have been unable to remove it.
Crow may die, but ho refuses to tell
tho young lady's name. Jealousy was
tho probable cause.
l'rolmlily a Iakc Slur,).
At Firtli Saturday excavntion was
made under tho saloon building in
search of the remains of iiuolil German
farmer who was iniirdinl in () ..
loon about fifteen years ago and buried
under tho floor. Nothing was found,
and now people seem to feel that their
duty hns been dotso toward ascertain
iuir the fact, and thev nrn now of tho
opinion that tho story John Ilergman
nun wuh a romance oi a dtsensed brain.
lien John Itergmiin died several
months ago, he confessed to tho minis
ter that lie and his partner, n, man
named Vlllwok, had murdered and old
German in the rear of tlm saloou, anil
buried the body In the cellar under.
Tin Kuril Kitriihitl.
Everything indicates that tho "koru
carnival" to bo held at lleatrice on tho
"Sth of this mouth, will be the biggest
and best tiling of the kind over at
tempted in tins state. Inquiries arc
being received every day from parties
throughout the stato wanting particu
lars of tho affair.
I'l-rdlng- Wyoming Mirrp.
C. L. Milieu, of Wahoo has received
1.&00 sheen from Lusk. Wvu.. ami tnm-
will be taken to Ithlea and fed In tlm
roll milling company's yards. In nil-
union io inese Mr. Milieu, lias 1,000
more on feed at this llhic.i yards.
llir MIITonl (iolil I leliU.
Increased Interest is manifested in
the Milford gold fields owing to new
dlseoN cries that are being made. Ho
cent practical test are giving more sat
isfactory results, and gold is known to
exist in paying quantities.
Montana Mirrp Cor Nchrnaka.
11. A. Tnwney of Pierce county, has
just returned from Montana where ho
purehassd thirteen carloads of sheep
which Ins will feed on his ranch south
Moln ii nig.
For tho past few days a young fellow
giving tho namo of C. Wnlburn hns
been in Franklin trying to victimize
somo one. Ho hired a buggy nt the
livery and skipped out. Officers aro
The Drouth llroken.
llcports from ninny points in Ne
braska Indicate that the rain of Satur
day night and Sum' ay was pretty gen
eral ami tho drouth broken,
Oklabonia" Drld a lTaTcld
Gutiiiiik, Okla., Oct, 15,..-Mrs. Sadlo
Hen fro, of Vernon, who bad been mar
ried but three months to Eugene Rou.
fro, committed suiotdo by shooting
herself through tho hoad with, u. 38
caliber revolver. A disagreement
with her husband is given as the cause
for tho deotl.
Millionaire In a OIL
Chicago. Oct. 1?. J. Donaldson,
rich St. Louis stock broker, said to
bo worth 81,000,000, was nrrsstad yes
tcrday for drunkenness, nnd kept In a
cell at tho Harrison street statics tor
II Validity Intuited In n 'ii Submitted
to the Court.
II. M. Uttley of O'Neill attended the
session of supremo court Tuesday and
succeeded in having a remitniit of the
llarrett Scott case submitted. Tho
case submitted was tho suit of Holt
county against Scott. Tho validity of
Scott's bond as county treasurer is in
volved and as sjinc of tho sumo points
may nrlso in the case of ex-State Treas
urer Hartley, tho matter is considered
of importance. In tho lower court tho
Scott caso was dismissed by Judgo
Chapman on technicality." Several
names had been ndded to the list of
Scott's original sureties by order of
tho county authorities. Suit was
brought against tho original bonds
men but when tho bond was presented
in court it contained other names than
those mentioned in the petition of this
county. Judgo Chapman gave tho
county attorney an opportunity to
amend his petition, but tho attorney
elected to stand on his pleadings and
tho judge ruled that us n different
bond was presented than the one men
tioned in the pleadings he would have
to dismiss tho suit. Additional bonds
men to ex-State Treasurer Hartley's
onielnl lionil were required by (lover
nor lloleomb and lawyers believe it is
similar in some respects to the Scott
bond, though in Hartley's ease the orig
inal bondsmen are said to lime
signed u statement agreeing to waive
objections on account of additional
W. C. T. U. CONVENTION
Imitation to thp National Hotly to Mi-rt
Net Year In Omaha.
Tho W. C. T. U. convention met in
executive session Tuesday morning in
Kearney nnd remained so nil day, but
little was accomplished of general In
terest except to extend an invitation
to the national XV, C. T. U. convention
which is to meet soon in Iluffalo, N. Y.,
to meet iu Omaha next year. Letters
of greeting were received from tho na
tional officers in Chicago and others
and duly acknowledged. In the even
a public reception was held in the city
hull, consisting of music, nddrcss of
welcome by Miss Maud Mnrston, re
sponded to by Mrs. S. M. Walker, nd
drcss iu behalf of the elergy by Rev.
Erastus Smith of Kearney nnd a par
liamentary drill conducted by Mrs.
Woodward of Lincoln. This was fol
lowed by nn informal reception to the
visiting delegntes by tho members of
tho locnl union. About seventy-five
delegates wore present. It was re
solved thut tho W. C. T. U. should con
tinue to oppose tho practice of mili
tary instruction iu tho public schools.
Iioerater 1'rmriiU C'linrRe.
Owing to tho nbsenco of General
Manderson it has been impossible ear
lier to hear the charges preferred by
Mr. Rosowntcr against Dion Geraldinc.
general superintendent of the exposi
tion, but Tuesday a new committee
was chosen, comprising Directors
Kountzc, Hidwell and Evans nnd n
meeting arranged for Wednesday
nignt at which to ventilate the charge
of collusion with contractors and gross
neglect of duty. Mr. Kotewater and
Mr. Gcraldlno were both present at
tho meeting and Mr. Kosewatcr sub
mitted a great deal of testimony tend
ing to bear on his charges against the
superintendent. Tho latter tiled n
written answer. Further hearing mis
Seem T.lkrly to Knock Out Law.
Judgo Mungcr hns granted tho tem
porary injunction nsked for in tho cn-o
of G. W. Simpson vs. the Union Stock
Ynrds Co. nnd Constantino J. Smyth,
attorney-general. Ho asks for proof
on several points beforo giving final
decree. Tho injunction is aslced for
by u bond holder of tho stock yards
company and is to prevent tho putting
In operation of the sccdulo of charges
divibcd by the Into legislature, which
It is claimed reduces fees some 20 pe.
cent, or below profitable figures. Tin
plaintiff claims tho yards nro for sev
eral reasons not under stato control.
If ho can prove theso allegations, tin
court is evidently with him.
Alleged l'lckporkct Itelcaed.
Ten of tho suspected pickpockets
rrestod at Tccumsch at tho Uryan
Hooting lust Saturday wero liberated
Wednesday. Complaint was filed
against ono of tho number and ho was
given trial in county court, but a case
was not mado ngninst him. Habeas
corpus proceedings wero instituted in
behalf of the others, and in 'tho ab
sence of proper complaints thoy, too,
wero released. However, there is but
llttlo doubt that tho ofllcers had tho
right men. They covered their work
MImIiir for a Wck.
Last Tuesday night Pearl Wilsey, a
girl about thirteen years of ngo, dis
appeared fioui Kearney and all efforts
to find her havo so far failed. As sho
is unusually largo for her ago and
easily influenced her people four shu
hns been enticed away. Sho Is of light
complexion, fnlrly good looking and
weighs 113 pounds. Her people think
sho hns gone south nnd officers hnve
been notified to wntch for her.
Tho work of erecting tho scaffold nt
the Douglas county jail from which
Ocorgh W. Morgan will expiate his
crime of the murder of little Ida (ins
kill is being done, and other arrange
ments ure being made for his execu
tion. Cora and Ilarbed Wire for Canada
Wasihnotox, Oct. 7. Consul Shaffoi
6euds a report from Stratford, Can
ada, which says: "Under tho now
tariff regulations tho duty will be re
moved from Indlnu corn and barbed
wire after January 1 next, nnd ns corn
will not ripen in this district I look
for a largo Import In the near future,
both in corn and barbed wire."
Noted Kngllth Lawyer Milling1.
Londo.v, Oct. 7.-Vllllara Pcol, the
Well-known lawyer of Cambridge, it
reported to be missing. His liabilities
are said to be f 300,000.
HE TALKS BITTERLY.
Declare That He In nn Innocent Man and
That IIU Wife Will he lli-ard 1'roin t
Declare III llrullh nnd lliippliii't
Destroyed hy t'njiut I'roxec iitlon.
CbicAoo, Oct !!. Adolph L. Luet
gcrt, tho sausago mal on trial for
tho murder of his wife, i this morn
ing In nn interview in ja
"I hate kept quiet nbout whnt I
thought of tho caso that wns being
made out ngnlnst me expressed no
opinion during the trial bceauso I
thought by so doing I might injuro my
ease. But now 1 will say that In my
opinion the caso of tho state is wholly
built upon lies. Why, Frank Odor
afsky nnd Frank Lcwandowsky, thoso
two Tollncks,' would swenr to any
thing. Thoy arc llurs, pure and simple.
Neither of them worked for mo tho
week ending Mny 1. Clorafsky came
to my factory on Friday, April 30. I
had nothing for him to do, and told
him to come back again on Monday.
He was not nt the factory again, and
all tho ovldcnco ho gave nbout what
he saw and did nt tho factory on Sat
urday, May, 1, was manufactured. I
did try to make so.ip iu that vat. It
is tho absolute truth of the matter
Tho soap washed out of tho vat and I
gave up tho job. I had intended to
hlro three men to scour tho sausage
factory from top to bottom uml put It
in first class shape to bo sold. The
police treated Mary Slommcrlng
shamefully. They bulldozed and
threatened her. They tried it on mo
when I was first placed under arrest,
but I stopped them In short order.
They could not put tne In tho sweat
box. I know my constitutional rights,
and told Inspector Schaaek thnt ho
was not acting In the capacity of a
trial court, anil that I did not
havo to answer any of his
questions. He dropped me then.
Fulbcck, who sworo that Mary
Slemmerlng told him on Friday that
Mrs. Luotgcrt was upstairs in bed, is
a base falsifier, Thut fellow has not
seen a sober day in years. He used to
corao to my factory intoxicated nnd
when I ordered him nwny he'd say:
'Don't drive me away, Luotgcrt;
thrash me.' Ho is nu ingratc. Somo
pcoplo seem to think that Luotgort's
brain is no good. They aro foolish.
I remomber things well." People who
aro under obligations lo mo went on
the witness stand nnd swore against
me. Somo timo in the future 1 may
have something to say to these people.
Mrs. Johanna Lceban, Fred Miller
and Dlcdrlch lllokncse deliberately
falsified when they testified that Mrs.
Luetgcrt always treated hor children
well. How could thoy know? They
only called nt my houso occnsionnlly.
Dr. Dorsoy, the bono expert, is u very
fresh young man. Ho thinks ho
knows all about bones, but in my es
timation Dr. Walter H. Allport hns
forgotten more about osteology
than Dorsoy ever knew. As I have
often said before, I believe my wife
Is still alive. I should not havo
been surprised if she had entered tho
court room any dny during tho long
trial now nenrly over. Sho will bo
heard from yet and thon all the pco
plo who have lied about Luetgcrt will
bo shown up to tho world in their
proper light. I am nn innocent man.
My health and happiness have been
destroyed by an unjust prosecution
and my fortune tho result of years of
toil has been swept away. To-day,
verging on CO years of age", I find my
self almost pouniless and iu tho deep
est trouble that can come to man. I
would l'.I.o to huve told my story to
the jury, but my counsel thought It
better that 1 remain off tho witness
stand. Reluctantly I followed their
advlco. That is nil I havo to say at
this time. 'I
Kxpert Find a nig- Discrepancy In the
Hooks of llrooklyn.
Nkw Yonif, Oct 11. Comptrollei
Fitch's expert accountants who hao
been at work Investigating tho records
and accounts in Brooklyn preparatory
to consolidation, havo found discrep
ancies in nccounts amounting to
$,000,000. The records of tho towns
of Flatlnnds, FltiUmsh, New Lots,
New Utroch and Gravcscnd, which tho
officials of theso towns claim wero
urned over to tho comptroller and
corporation council of llrooklyn when
they wero merged Into llrooklyn, can
not be found and their absence inter
feres with a proper Investigation.
CroTfley I the Murderer.
Kansas Citst, Mo., Oct 11. Frank
Crowloy has confessed that ho Is tho
man that stabbed and killed John W.
Dunlap of Kansas City, Kan., near the
corner of Eighth and Dclnwnro streets
Thursday night. Ho snys that he
committed the deed in self dofense.
Ho will be chnrgod with murder In
first degree. Crowley is a member of
the tough "Dirty Dozen" gang.
Beren Convict Declared Iaiaue.
Jeffkiisom Cut, Mo., Oct It. Dr.
J. T. Coombs, superintendent of the
asylum at Fulton, examined about fif
teen prisoners at tho penitentiary and
adjudged seven insane and three
A Laundry Driver' Oood Luck.
St. Joseph, Mo., Oot 11. Hiram M.
Davis, driver of a laundry wagon here,
has recently received 31,000 from tho
government in payment of a claim for
horses and mules owned by him and
killed by the Indians twenty-five years
ago. The entire amount of tho claim
was 850,000 and tho balance will bo
pnld in n fow cloys. Ho will go to
Denver to live in comfort
MlnUtert to IlollrU.
Washington, Oot. 11. The Presi
dent ha appointed George II. Bridge
man of New York minister to Bolivia.
Trmibtn famed hy Indorsement nt
County Ticket of Varlon Kind.
Nkw Yoiik, Oct 11 The most set
satlonal event of tho day in tho mu
nicipal campaign was tho notion taken
last night by tho Henry Gcorgo cam
The Citl7ons' Union county ticket itl
New York county, the McLaughlin
Democratic eountv ticket In Kin
county, tho Mullen Democratic ticket
In Richmond nnd this Mnddon Demo
cratic county ticket in Queens uro
all to bo indorsed. At It o'clock
It was said that tho assembly nnd
aldcrmanic nnd borough tickets for
those samo organizations had nlso
been indorsed, but this could not bo
verified. The Georgettes stnrted in to
namo a city ticket of their own. nnd
by 11 o'clock Chnrlcs Frederick
Adams, for the president of tho coun
cil, was the only iniiii chosen. It is
understood that ho will withdraw as
ft candidate for the court of appeals
against Judge Alton It. Purker, tho
regular Democratic candidate.
It is said the conclusions reached
aro the work of Tom I Jobiru and
somo of the members of tho cam
pulgn committee. What will tho ef
fect be Is hard to forcast, but last
night if looked as If It would demoral
ize Mr. George's forces. The United
Democracy, which first nominated
Mr. George, declared through its
leaders that It was dono with tins
Gcorgo movement. Secretary Stover
of tho Democratic Alliance was
equally outspoken, and said his
organization would knlfo Gcorgo ii
tho ticket was forced on it Tho Pop
ulists seemed to tako the samo viow.
CHIEF M'CURTAIN'S TALK.
Adili-e I loin thn ChoctiUT Until Chief
'I he llnur Comiiilfiilon,
Twkaiioma, I. T., Oct. 11. In his
raessago just sent to tho council Green
McCurtaiu, head chief and governor
of the Choctaw Nation, deplored the
demands of the United States govern
ment for a discontinuance of tribal
existence and other changes, but ex
horted tho council to remember that
the United States government was tho
more powerful and could enforco its
demands, If they should not bo ac
ceded to, adding: "In demanding
these changes of us, the government of
the United States really believes that
U will be beneficial to us by promot
ing us to n higher piano of
civilization, but as Indians wo
look at It from a different standpoint
and wo can conceive of no greater
hardship or sacrifice than to givo up
our government, which Is perfectly
satisfactory to us, nnd to which wo
have beeomo attached from long nnd
fond associations. To give up nil of
our cherished customs nnd privileges
seems fatal to us. We can imagine no
worse hardship, but it is Inevitable.
Wo ennnot cheek the change. Let us
thorcforo brneeup nnd accept tho con
ditions Imposed upon us, llko men.
Be men in tho struggle. Contend for
your prosperity and dlvido it among
yourselves while you havo tho oppor
tunity. If you wnlt thero will be
nothing to divide."
LILY LANGTRY'S TRIUMPH.
'Ilia I'rlnre of Wale Itebnke the New
market bteiTiird Amend Made.
London, Oct. II. At Newmarket
last week, nccording to report, the
Prince of Wales noticing Mrs. Lang
try's absence from tho Jockey club in
closure, nsked for nn explanation from
the stewards. Upon this being forth
coming, tho prince dismissed it as
being qulto inadequate in viow of Mrs.
Langtry's position as a horso owner
nnd as a generous supporter of the
The upshot was, still nccording to
the story, thut Mrs. Langtry was In
vited to resume her usage of tho in
closure, but she, it appears, was an
gry at the munner iu which tho in
vitation was conveyed to her nnd
refused to re-enter tho Inclosure un
less personally invited by ono of tho
stewards. This, it would seem, was
Mrs. Langtry denies that sho pro
poses to go to California in November
to bo married to Priuco Hsterhay.
She declares that thero Is no truth in
tho reports of her engagement to tho
Treacher Hprliic a Nurprlie.
Nkvapa,- Mo., Oct 11. Elder J. J.
Loekhart, pastor of tho Christian
church of this city, doubly surprised
his friends hero yesterday. During
tho afternoon, iu company with Mrs.
Lois Fuller, a wealthy and handsomo
widow of this comity, lie drove to Fort
Scott, where they wero married, nnd
later In tins evening after returning
to Nevada, ho resigned his pastorate.
His chusch edifice cost 831,000, and
wns erected through Elder Locknart's
efforts. Ho goes from here to Canton,
Mo., whore ho has accepted the
chancellorship of the Christian uni
versity. Tactile Team Ilecord Ilroken.
Gi.kns Fai.i.s, N. Y., Oct 11. At tho
mile track of tho Northern Horso
Breeders' association hero John R.
Gentry and Robert J. broke the pac
ing team record, going the mile In
faultless style in 2:08. This was dono
uftcr tho pair had been sont a mile In
(illb.irt Defeated Elliott.
Kansas Citv, Mo, Oct 11, Fred
Gilbert of Spirit Lake, Iowa, defeated
J. A. It. Elliott of this elty by tho nar
row margin of one bird In tho pigeon
shooting match nt Exposition park.
Ho killed Oft birds out of a passible 100,
to Mr. Elliott's 0.
llenr Admiral Clluts Dead.
Washinoion, Oct. 11. At St Eliza
both asylum this morning Bear Ad
mlral John Mellon Brady Clintc, who
was placed upon tho retired list in
1883, died. He came of military stock,
his father being a notable figure In
tho war ot 181
SLAUGHTER OF FANATICS V
Mown Doirn hy rtrnzlll.in Soldier Ht
Quarter Wns .Shown.
New Yoittc, Oot II. A dispatch to
tho Herald from Rio tlo Janeiro says'.
"Lato reports from Canudos plnco tho
number of persons killed In the battle
there n fow days ngo at t,000, Tho
report nlso stntcs that fanatics
now admit that Antonio nselhciro,
their lender, was killed.
"Fow dotalls of tho battle have
been rccolved, but thero Is no doubt
that tho fight was ono of the largest
In th6 number of persons killed that
ever occurred iu Brazil. Whllo thero
Is a probability that tho number of
deaths is less than is now estimated,
tho reports show that the batllo was
literally slaughter of the fanatics,
who were hemmed In on all sides by
government troops and, nrmed princi
pally with knives and swords, were
practically helpless under the steady
flro of tho rifles of tho soldiers.
"This oue-slded fighting continued
for several hours and at I lie end of
that timo hundreds of fanatics lay
dead in heaps all over tho ground
which they hud held so long from tho
government Tho Brazilian order was
to annihilate the fanatics,' and it wns
obeyed to tho best of the ability of
MORGAN TO HAWAIIAN
Tho fleuator Explain, to tho llarl-f
tho Uaautlet of Annexation.
San Fiiancisco. Cal., Oct 11. Ad
vices from Honolulu arc that United
States Senator Morgan addressed a
crowd of enthusiastic Hawalians n
week ngo, tolling them that the United
States could and would exceuto any
contract into which it niMit nt.p.
thnt the 50,000 islanders wero numeri
cally insignificant as cumnnrnil ,!H,
80,000,000 Americans, and that the
United States' desire to annex the
island was not bceauso of the pro
grcssiveness of it people.
The senator concluded: "I shnll
tako much plensure in informing my
colleagues in tho Sennto of whnt I
have seen here, of tho fertility of the
soil of theso islands, tho intelligence
and physique of their inhabitants nnd
also of their evident desire to continue
in the march of progress, and to im
press upon them tho jov 1 shall feel if
we can clasp your hands as brothers
of that great country to which we be
long, but It will break my heart if,
after nil your sufferings nnd endeav
ors, you should drift back to barbae
ism and oblivion."
The Colorado Senator Seel No Hope foe
Sllrer In Thl Country.
DKNvnn, Col., Oct 11. In nn Inter
view on the unfnvoruble reply antici
pated from Great Britain to tho inter
national bimetallic envovs. Sonator
"1 have nil nlong said thnt France
might bo willing to open her mints,
but that sho would nsk more conces
sions to silver than Great Britain
would bo willlnc to errant, nnil n thu
conference would como to naught
.Moreover, 1 bcllevo even if England
should open tho mints of India to the
frco coinago of silver an Franco re
quests, and Franco should open her
minis, anil tlio Hank of England
should hold one-fifth of its reserve lu
silver, the present administration
would do nothing for silver in this;
Kate Hpragu' DauRhter In Vaudeville.
New Yonir, Oct. 11. Tho friends of
Mrs. Kate Chase Spraguc, the daugh
ter of Salmon P. Chase, tho famous
war secretary of tho treasury and
later chlof justlco of the United States
supremo court, aro surprised to learn
that Mrs. Sprague's daughter, Ethel,
has dotermlned to go on tho vaude
ville stage. It is her intention to ap
pear with II J. Ratcllffe at Proctor's
Twenty third Street theater on Octo
ber 18 in a brief sketch called "The
Eighteen Murder Confeiied.
RoTTEimAM, Oct 11. Gustavo Mul
ler surrendered to tho city police yes
terday and declarcl that he had mur
dered his wife and child. As proof of
tho truth of his confession he produced
from his pocket four human ears.
Tho police, on searching his house,
found the two bodies. Muller subse
quently confessed that ho had also
killed his parents and then mado tho
statement that he had similarly dis
posed of fourteen wives, whom ho had
morricu in various parts of the world.
Chicago to Have Acetylene tlm. V I
SrniNOFjEi.D, 111., O.ct 11. The ,
Acctyleno Gas Light nnd Fuel com
pany, capital 81,000,000, was to-day
licensed to incorporate by tho secre
tary of state. Tho principal ofllco is
In Chicago. Tho company will manu
facture and soil gas in Chicago and
places contiguous. Tho state fee was
A I'atd Certificate Stolen aud Died.
Piiiixirsuuiio, Kan,, Oct It. James
II. Sprlggs, formerly of Norton, has
been nrrested for forgery and will be i
held for robbing tho malls of a certifi
cate of deposit which had been paid,
nnd was being sent by mall to tho
bank at Long Island, Kan. The in
dorsements had been clumsily erased.
End of a life of Charity.
Phh.adki.phia, Oct ll.-,SJst3r Qon S
naga, the oldest sister of cliarlty In thb
umwu amies, ana lor over fifty year
tho superioress of St Joseph's asylum,
this city, died at tho asylum to-day.
Sister Gonznga was born near Km.
raetsburg, Mil, In I81S.
Fle Year for Aciault
Mr.xtco, 51a, Oct 1 1. Tom Coolov
Was sentenced to fivn vnnr. i i.
penitentiary for assaulting his ',
j.-um uicce, wary winn, duughtcr
of a substantial farmer. Anew trial
or on appeal will be taken,
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