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3 NEGROES LYNCHED
TWEN FROM 8PRINQFIELD JAIL,
AND HANGED AND BURNED.
Two Hundred Deputies Also on Guard
in Missouri City Both Whites and
' Negroes Are Armed and Latter Will
Hprlueflcld, Mo., April 1C At 2:15
9. tit. William Allen, a young nogio,
w.u talujii from the county Jail hero
and lynched In the public squaro by
lit,- same mob that two hours earlier
Ti.id hanged Horace Duncan and
JamtM Copoland. The body of Allen
filler w.u burned to ashes, as had
l.octi tltoao of the other negroes, be
neath the spot where they had been
l-'otlowlng the dispatch of Duncan
ltd Copetand some one suggested that
Allen and litis Cain, two other lit
troea Itnown to be In the Jail, should
tso be lynched. The mob, now blood
thirsty and wrought ui) to the hlghes
pilch of excltente.it, reudlly took uy j
i,.. .i.v -iti.i uiinii tln nlmrred body of'
third victim lay beneath the statuo ;
of the Goddess of Liberty. Cain es-,
c.i led .
Allen and Cain were being held up
on suspicion of having murdered O.
V Kuark, while Duncan and Copoland
were accused of assaulting Mabel Ed
xuondson, a white domestic.
Their work finally accomplished,
the mob quietly dispersed. Hut during
tho day crowds, augmented by bun-:
lrods of persons from surrounding
towns, filled the streets, making !
threats of further vengeance, and sev-
'rul companies of .stato nililtin, or-
lrvd nut by Coventor Folk, together
tIMi 200 deputy sheriffs, patrol the
Fourteen Prisoners Escape.
When the mob left tne Jail at mid
aright with Copeland and Duncan four- '
toon prisoners escaped in the excite-'
merit. Among them was Cain. Hut
Allen was there yet and the second !
mob found him hiding under a cot.
lie was drugged out, his hands were
tied behind his back, a rope was put
round his neck and he was marched
lowu the street to the tower In
Hiiare. The negro stood directly
hovo the smouldering ash heap, from
vhich the Bttiell of burning flesh
rose. The hangman caught the nc
Kro by the ankles, lifted him and
threw him forward over the railing.
Allen turned a somersault In the air
and as the rope became taut his neck
cracked like u pistol shot. The rope
Iroko and ho fell in the bed of coals
iu fop of the other two negroes. There
lit kicked nud tloitudeied around until
another rope was brought, thrice
looped around the neck and he was
aalu suspended in mid air.
More boxes were brought, another big
f to was kindled and soon the swaying
figure, now dead, fell Into It, sending
tip an arrowy spray of live sparks.
After that, most of the men went
luuup, but some men and boys stayed
hy the tower all night and fed the
lire. When daylight broke upon tho
tf-ene there remained only the black
ened trunks and charred remains of
Kive thousand persons saw the trio
li'iuged and burned. Among the crowd
ef spectators were hundreds of wom
en and children, girls and boys. In a
lull overlooking tho plnza a dance
Tas in progress. Its music stopped,
thlle tho dancers crowded to the win
dows and watched the writhing black
initios and the flames that finally
Governor Folk Offers Reward.
' In addition to sending soldiers h?ro
t guard against a further violation of
the law, (inventor Folk took quick ac
tion to piosoruto the leaders of tho
aiob. lie authorized the offering of a
so ward of $:i()D each for tho arrest
cud convict ion of members of the
mob. Tills hi the limit allowed by
law. In addition, he Instructed Hush
lritko, assistant attorney general, to
Btocced hero at once and aid the
tand jury or Oreone county In fer
letlng out and prosecuting the piimo
movers in Saturday night's work.
Negroes who dated to appear on the
treets were greeted with hoots and
jeers, and on several occasions crowds
cf men and boys colletttod to attack
them. Roth tho negroes and whites
are armed and tho negroes would not
likely be driven out of the city with
cut a struggle.
It is expected that the grand Jury
trill Indict at least fifty, and perhaps
100 men. Not a man In the mob wotc
a mask or made any attempt at con
cealment. The names of the leaders
sopes through tho streets, and who
lynched 5 them afterwatd, are well
Another Nogro Slain at Springfield.
Springfield. Mo., April 17. Leslie
'rotors, sixteen years of age, shot and
lilled Ralph Hums, a negro of bad
reputation, one of two who attack
ed hint In this city last night whilo
Lo was escorting a yount lady homo
liom a pnity. Tho negroes accosted
llm at tho gate of the young lady's
Itotno and one of tho negioes fired two
shots from a revolver at him, but
aelther shot took offoct. Peters Im
mediately fired four snots at tho ne
groes, killing one of them, nnd tho
other escaped. Peters went to the sta
tion nud gave himself up, but he was
released without bond. Tho news of
the killing' of another nogro spread
like wlldflro throughout tho city nnd
hundreds of people loft their beds nnd
hastened to tho public square. Tho
militia on guard there prevented any
violent outbreak, nnd after a time dis
persed tho crowds nnd no further
troublo Is feared.
ROOSEVELT RAPS MUCK RAKERO
Declares a Fool Is Well Nigh as Dan
gcrous as a Dishonest Man.
Wfiailiii?trin. Anrll Ifi. President
D ' - i
IlouBevcIt mnik) his expected attack
on tho "man with the muck rake" In
his address at the laying of tho cor-'
nerstone of the new congressional of-'
flee building. The president's speech j
was aimed at the great mass of indis-
eliminate abuse of public men, of
corporation., and men of wealth by
Irresponsible magazine writers, who, .
seeing some things that arc bad, Jump '
to the conclusion that everything Is '
Roosevelt's address was
based on two broad principles viz.: '
"Tho effort to make financial or po-'
lltlcal profit out of the destruction of
character can only result In public ,
calamity;" and: "Tho fool who has i
not sense enough to discriminate be-
tweon what Is good and what Is bad
is well nigh as dangerous as tho man ,
who does discriminate and yet chooses
tho had." '
Public ofllclnls, declared the presi
dent, must bo honest; more than that,'
they must be courageous enough to
enforce the law against the rich ntul
poor alike. Ho said further that "If a
public man is willing lo yield to pop
ular clamor nnd do wrong to nen of
wealth, or to rich corporations, it may
be sot down as certain that if tho op
portunity comes he will secretly and
furtively do wrong to the public In
tho Interest of a corporation." I
The president too had something to
say to men who own and control enor
mous fortunes. Ho intimated that the '
time must come when tho national
government murft tax their great for-'
tunes to such nn extent that they
must be disintegrated at the death of
incir nomers. nut, ne sam, we stiouiu ,
discriminate In the sharpest way be-1
tween fortunes well won and fortunes
111 won. Ho added tbnt "no amount
of charity In spending fortunes In any
wny compensates for misconduct in
PANIC IN CHICAGO CHURCH.
Cry of Fire Starts Crush Which Re
sults in Four Deaths.
Chicago, April 10. During a panic
which followed a croy of "lire" while
400 persons were participating in tho
services In St. Ludmllla's Roman
Catholic church, Twenty-fourth street
and Albany avenuo, three children and
ono woman were killed and a score of
others Injured, several seriously.
Tho majority of the worshipers In
the church at the time the false alarm
of fire was given were women and
children, and in a few minutes all
were In a tangled mass, fighting to es
cape from tho supposed danger. Many
persons Jumped through the windows,
but the greater portion crowded to tho
center aisle. The extra weight proved
too much for the floor and some of
tho beams supporting It broke. The
cracking of the timbers Increased the
fright of the now terrified women and
children and everyone In the place be
came panic-stricken, men, women and
children fighting desperately with
each other In an effort to reach tho
outside. Tho woman and children
suffered most in tho struggle, and
when tho church was finally emptied
three children were lying dead In tho
aisles and ono woman was so badly
hurt that she died while being 're
moved to the hospital.
The dend: Mrs. Kate Kanlk, Emma
Ilotka, Hurbara Hcrmanck, Lilllo
SEVEN GUNNERS ARE KILLED.
Dec.th of Lieutenant Grcame Increases
List of Kearsarge Victims.
Washington, April 1G. Tho navy de
partment received a telegram from
Admiral Hrownson. reporting that
Lieutenant Joseph V. Graeme, gun
umpire, wso was Injured in the explo
sion aboard the battleship Kearsarge
during target practice in Cuban wnt
ers, in which slg gunners wore killed,
Is dead; that tho condition of Wl.llnm
King, ordinary seaman, and Frederick
T. Fisher, chief gunner's mnte, Is
grave, and that all others Injured are
doing wed. The death of Lieutenant
Graerao Increases tho death list from
the disaster to seven, Including two
commissioned officers. All of tho bod
ies will probably bo brought to this
country on tho first availablo vessel.
FINE AND TERM IN PRISON.
Federal Judge Places Heavy Penalty
on Greene and Gaynor at Savannah.
Savannah, Ga., April 14. Judgo
Speer In tho United States court sen
tonced Greene nnd Gaynor each to a
term of four years In tho penitentiary
and to a flno or $575,749.90, tho
amount each is charged with having
fraudulently obtained from tho United
States government. Imprisonment 1b
to be In the federal prison at Atlanta.
Tho defense will file a bill of excep
tions and they asked for an order of
court extending to thirty days the
tlmo permitted counsel for preparing
this bill, which will bo very volum
inous, and that the order act as a
Indict Four fop Illegal Land Fencing.
Topeka, April 14. The federal
grand Jury adjourned after finding
four Indictments ngalnst persons for
illegal land fencing nnd seizures. The
names of the Indicted persons were
not given out. In tho enso here of
John E. Bllby, charged with Inducing
persons to go from Missouri Into Lo
gan county, Kansas, and tbero make
fraudulent homestead entries, three
government witnesses admitted that
even though their expenses nnd the
filing fees were paid by one of Hllby's
employes, It was their Intention to
prove up the land as thehy own and
then sell If possible.
Order Is the sanity of the mind, tho
hfMlIIll nf 41m limit- tlm nnnon f tin.
city, the security of the state. As the j
beams to a house, its the bones to tho
microcosm of man, so Is order to ull
Innnlt ami llcpartec.
The difference between repartee nnd
Insult depends on whether you or tho
other man makes the remark. Life.
DOWIE SAYS A FINAL "NO."
Rejects Arbitration Proposal and Pre
pares for Fight in Court.
Chicago, Ap:il IS. All negotiations
looking toward a peaceful settlement
of tho question as to who shall con
trol Zion City and its vast resources
have been broken off. John Alex
ander Dowle, through his attorneys,
rejected the proposition advanced by.
General Overseer Vollva, to tho effect
that the $21,000,000 estate be turned
over to a board of control, to consist
of nine members, four of them to be
selected by Dowle nnd a like number
by Vollva. The ninth man was to be
selected by the board as created. It
was stipulated that both Dowle and
Vollva be active members of this
board and that the action of the mem
bers thereof be final in determining
whether or not the deposed "first apos-,
tie" or Vollva be the recognized head
of the Christian Catholic church. i
Dowle rejected the proposal on the
grounds tbnt not only would he not
acquiesce In the appointment of Vol-!
Iva on the board, but that he no long- j
er recognized tho new leader as a
member of the church. I
In speaking of the ultimatum, Attor-'
ney Haley, representing Dowle, said: '
"As soon as we can obtain tho neces-'
sary information we will file a bill In
chancery In tho circuit court of Lake
county at Waukegan. This Instru
ment will be a petition thr.t the trans
fer of the property or ZIon City, exe
cuted by General Overseer Vollva, giv
ing to Deacon Alexander Granger full
title thereof, bo declared void. Wo
are handicapped to the extent that
Vollva and his forces have In their
possession all of the books and papers
concerning ZIon City nnd Its property.
It may be necessary for us to go into
court to get possession of these. As
soon ns we obtain the desired Informa
tion the bill will bo filed."
Dr. Dowle, It is stated, will go to
Zion City somo time this week. It Is
declared by tho Dowleltes that when
the "first apostle" enters the city
which he founded, he will do so as
the head of the church. Vollva, they
say, will be excommunicated.
Franklin Anniversary Celebration.
Philadelphia, April 18. In tho
presence of a brilliant gathering of
persons distinguished in the arts,
science, literature and in many
branches of education, the four days'
celebration in this city or the 200th
anniversary of tho birth of Benjamin
Franklin was formally opened in
Witherspoon hall by the reception of
delegates from all parts of tho world.
Tho celebration Is in charge of the
American Philosophical society, for
promoting useful knowledge, founded
in 174a, and of which Benjamin Frank
lin was the first president.
Colonel Lewis Avoids Jail.
Springfield, 111., April 18. Colonel
James Hamilton Lewis, corporation
counsel of Chicago, who was adjudged
In contempt of court nnd sentenced to
sixty days in jail by Judge Humphrey
for filing a suit for the second mort
gago bondholders against the Alton
waterworks, In violation of tho in
junction Issued by Judgo Humphrey,
purged himself of contempt by with
drawing the suit.
Two KlTled by Train.
Chicago, April 18. Although both
his legs were severed at tho knees
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and his body cut and bruised, Anthony
Hopct, a ronllroad datective, carwlud
fifty feet In an effort to assist II. E.
Kenkle, who was struck by the same
train and killed. Hopet died just as
ho succeeded in dragging himself
alongside ot his companion. The bod
ies of the two men were found lying
close together along the tracks of the
CHICAGO GRAIN AND PROVISIONS
of the Day's Tradlnq
ChicflRo, April 17. l'lrm cmIiIos nnd n
sharp iidvniict' In the pi lee of ciis.li wheat
at Minneapolis crcntcil a stroiiK tone today
in the local wheat market, the May option
cIohIiik with a net pi In of l'ie. Corn ami
oats were practically uncliaiiKcil. Pro
visions were unchatiKcd to ofji'lc. lower.
Wheat-May, &0c; July. 0MnUm
Com May, 4ii!bfi47o; July, JO&Q-HJKc,
Oats-May, WSuW; July, :tO?;S:!034c;
I'ork-May, SIOVJO; July, ?t(5.3o.
Lard-May, 8.7.V, July, $8.W.
Kllirt-May, $8.7.".; July, $S.Mi78.87'4.
Chicago Cash Prices No. II hard wheat,
BOVitfiSII'jc: No. a hard wheat, 7."&S0c; No.
2 corn, 4Se; No. '2 oats, .'ll-ftc.
Chicago Live Stock.
Chicago, April 17. Cattle-Kecelpts, 3,
MK); slow, bteady; common to prime steers,
f4.0(K5iJ.:i.; cows, $:i.,J.V(;4.(X); heifers, $L'.7."i
ij-.:Ki; hulls, $LMVr-t.U.; calves, $'7;ifiiJ..riO;
Mockers and feeders, $'J.7WJ4.7."i. liogs
Itecelpts, 11,000; strong to fie higher; choice
to prime heavy, .?U.7.VrjS.8:iHt; medium to
good heavy, $(l.70'rl.7.; liutcherwelghtb,
$ll.7.VTi().SO; gooil to choice heavy, mixed,
fli.07'.(t(1.7r; packing, f."i.tK)0.7O. Sheep
Uccelpts, 14,000; Wuov higher; sheep,
$t.'Jo'r(i(l.::0; yearlings, $5.Ou&0.:!5; lambs,
South Omaha Live Stock.
South Omaha, April 17. Cattle Receipts,
C'iOO: slow to MjlOc lower; native steers
SH.W'f.'.tiO; cows and heifers, $:i.(M)$M.75;
western steers, $:i.'J.'i!M.ir; cauners, I.7."i
(JI-.8.V, Mockers and feeders, ?''.7.Vi 1.05,
calves, $i.O0M.LTt; hulls, stags, etc., $'J,75
(ii.S. Hogs-Receipts, I'J.OOO; 'shade high.
it; heavy, (J,.VKfii..ri5; mixed, $(l.47(jiU.SO;
light, $"J.45f?.r.ai4: pigs, ?5.rOii U.l:5 ; hulk
3f sales, $n.7iWrin.rlVi. Shcep-Uecelpts, C,- -500;
strong to 10c higher; yearlings. $5.05
JiO.'i.; wethers, $5..1((0.'J0; ewes, $4.75 1
0.75; Iambs, ifU.OOftO.50. j
Kansas City Live Stock.
Kansas Cltv. Anrll 17. Cnttlo Itrcolnts.
l.'I.MX); stcudy to 5c lower; native steers,
fi.'Sii't.Wi western fed steers, $.,l.75tfi.VJ3:
stockers nnd feeders, 5.'I.OOgi.75; cows,
$'-'.5(Kil4.tX); heifers, .:i.5Kir..0O; calves, .$.'1.00
S5.75. Hogs-Hccelpls, lO.ISOO; closed
weak; top, jil.00; hulk of bales, $0.4.VfMJ.55;
heavy, JO.55t7O.0O; pigs and light. $5.4(Mr
0.45. Sheep -Receipts, VJ.OOO; 10vjil5c high
er; lambs, $5.J,V(0.tS5; ewes ami yearlings,
II.50Q0.O0; western fed hheep, Jt.'jytfO.OO.
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