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INTELLIGENCE FROM ALL
SEVEN MEN KILLED.
MILITIA CALLED OUT AT CAR-
TERVILLE , ILL.
Union and Non-Union Miners Engage -
gage in a Pitched Battle Sunday
Trouble Brewing Ever Since the
Soldiers Were Ordered Home.
Illinois Miners Riot.
Carterville , III. : Cartervillc was tbe
scene of a bloody riot about noon Sunday ,
in which seven negroes were killed and
two others received slight wounds. The
KEY. T. J. FLOYD.
ONE NEGRO , name unknown.
Trouble has been hovering ever since the
militia was recalled by Gov. Tanner Mon
day , Sept. 11. " * The white miners of this
place have refused to allow the negro
miners to come into town , always meeting
them and ordering them back. Sunday
however , thirteen negroes , all armed ,
marched into town , going to the Illinois
Central depot , where they exchanged a
few words with the white miners there ,
when the negroes pulled their pistols and
opened fire on the whites , wheat
at once returned the lire , when
a running fight was kejA up. The
negroes were scattered , but closely fol
lowed by the whites , running up the main
street , while the remainder took down the
railroad track. Here the execution was
done , all who went through town escaping.
After the fight was over four dead bodies
were picked up and another mortally
wounded , who died during the evening.
Later two negroes were found dead near
the Brush mines. Trouble has existed here
off and on for over a year , but no fatalities
occurred until June 30 when a passenger
train on the Illinois Central Railroad was
fired into and one negro woman killed.
These negroes were on their way to the
mines , having come from Pana. A short
time afterward a pitched battle ensued be
tween the union and non-union forces ,
during which time the dwellings occupied
by the union negroes were burned. Sev
eral alrests were made and the parties are
in jail at Marion on the charge of murder
Company C , Fourth Regiment , I. N. G. ,
arrived here Jfcte Saturday evening and
will endeavor to preserve order. Forty
miners from the Herrin mines left that place
for this place armed with Krag-Jorgensen
rifles and are determined to assist the
white miners heie if their services are re
quired. No further trouble is anticipated.
* , UERRY WILL RECOVER.
Ten Other Little Boys Played In
dian and Burned Him.
Chicago : Little .Jerry O'Neill , 13 years
old , played he was a "paleface scout" Sun
day , and ten other boys , as bloodthirsty
Indians , burned him at the stake in the
prairie at Fortieth and Ilobey Streets. The
doctor said after the performance was over
and little Jerry had been carried home
that with proper care he would recover.
The boys who were playing the part of
"Indians" caught Jerry O'Neill and he
was tied to a post and a pile of sticks was
placed around his feet and set on fire.
This was a signal for the rough rideis "to
come to the rescue. * ' But they were too
slow , and the wind blew the blaze against
Jerry , setting fire to his clothes.
Uintahs Go Hunting in Colorado
Without Permission. .
Denver : News has reached Gov. Thomas
that a band of U in tali Indians have left
their reservation in Utah without permis
sion to hunt in Colorado in violation of the
state game laws. It is feared that the
Uintahs will be joined by the Ourays and
Uncompabgres and that the latter will
seek to be'avenged on the settlers for the
killing of three of their tribe in a battle
with game wardens two years ago. The
governor has appealed to the authorities
at Washington for a detail of United
States troops to afford protection.
\ Killed by a Policeman.
WatertowiK . : August Dumke was
fchot in the back by Policeman LJruegger
Sunday and instantly killed. Dumke and
two companions were creating a disturb
ance on the street and Bruegger endeavored
to pacify them. The three men then at
turned on him and beat him badly , when
he drew his revolver while laying on the
sidewalk and fired. Bruegger's condition
Bombardment of a Fort.
Manila : The United States protected
cruiser Charleston began- heavy bom
bardment of the fort on Subig Bay on
Thursday. Little or no injury was done. W
The monitor Monterey and the gunboat Dwi
Concord are returning to Subig Bay to con wi
tinue the bombardment. pr
Murdered a Girl. tomi
Hartford , Conn. : Frank Goodrich , a miH
produce peddler , aged 35 years , of With- H
ersfield , Sunday murdered Mary Banning ,
a 15-year-old girl of that place , and then the
committed suicide. CO
Ask Victoria to Plead.
London : Queen Victoria , who is at BaJ- dh
later , Scotland , is said to be receiving a in
great number of telegrams and letters from
her .subjects at home and abroad , begging
her to plead with President Loubet for
Joseph Allen Hanged. of
Helena , Mont. : Joseph Allen was hanged
at the county jail at0jo Friday morning. (
Allen was found guilty of murdering J. S. nent
Reynolds , his partner in the sheep shear neme
ing business , Julv 17,1898. . . l 15.
THREE BURNED VO DEATH.
Horrible Fate of a Train Crew on
the Missouri Pacific.
Nebraska City , Neb. : At about 5 o'clock
last Friday afternoon a terrible accident
occurred on the Missouri Pacific eight
miles south of this city , resulting In the
loss of three lives , the destruction of twenty
freight cars and an engine. Only a few
particulars can be obtained , as those who
knew them are not alive. The accident
occurred two miles below Paul , a small
station six miles south of here. Train
No. 124 : , a freight , was running to make
Julian as a passing point with the
passenger and ran onto a bridge which
was on fire , and it gave way with them.
The engine , with Engineer Gillian ; his
fireqian , name unknown , and Head Brakeman -
man Foster went into the ditch and some
twenty cars piled on them. The wreck
took fire and , a strong wind prevailing at
the time , it was soon a blazing mass , tak
ing fire from the engine. The remainder
of the train crew were-helpless to render
any assistance and three men were burned
to death in the wreck. The entire train as
well as the bridee were totally consumed.
This is the third railway bridge in Ne
braska to be burned within a week , though
that on the Missouri Pacific is the first to
occasion loss of life.
LANKY BOB TO FIGHT AGAIN
Will Meet Winner of the Jeffries-
Chicago : Martin Julian , manager and
business partner of Bob Filzsimmqns , said
there was now no doubt that the ted-topped
antipodean would be seen in the ring again.
Julian proudly proclaims that he has the
four signatures that will insure a fight be
tween Fitzsimmons and the winner of the
meeting Oct. 2-3 between Sharkey and
Jeffries. After considerable trouble Julian
has secured the signatures of Tom
O'Rourke and Tom Sharkey on one paper
and those of Billy Brady and Jim Jeffries
on another. Each pair , tighter and .man
ager , agree that if they are successful at
Coney Island they will give Fitzsimmons
a chance to win back his title , the battle to
be decided within two months of the Octo
ber fight. Julian says Fitzsimmons is tak
ing life easy , doing just enough exercise to '
keep his muscles pliant.
CHAIR COMBINE ARRANGED.
Over SO Per Cent , of the Leading
Manufacturers in the Deal.
New York : The Times says : A chair
combination has been arranged for. About
83 per cent , of all the manufacturers in
the country are interested in the union.
The financing of the aggregation is all that
is necessary to permit organization , and
that will be arranged by Charles R. Flint.
The new combination will transact its fur
ther business from Lord's court building.
There the reorganization committee is in
session daily. The capital stock of the
new combinal'oii will be $10,000,000. It is
understood that the organization will be
known as the American Chair Company-
but the name has not been definitely de
WILL NOT MEDDLE.
McKinley will Take No Action Re
garding Dreyfus Verdict.
Washington : President McKinley is
daily receiving letters , petitions and icso-
lutions from various parts of the country
urging his mediation in behalf of Dreyfus in
and suggesting that he tender his good
offices in the pending dispute between a
Great Britain and the Transvaal. All
these communications are being turned
over to the state department , as they ar
rive. The president will take no action , ur
holding that until the rights of the United sti
States or the rights of her citizens are in Oc
volved it is not within the province of this 591
country lo meddle in the domestic or for- 18
affairs of other countries. wi
Argentine Condemns Sentence.
Buenos Ayres , Argentine : All the
papers , with the exception of one or two or
clerical ones , condemn the sentence 'of of
Dre\'fus. Indignation prevails throughout ca
the country. The students prepared a du
demonstration , but were stopped by the en
police. Numerous telegrams of sympathy enOi
have been sent to Dreyfus and Labori. A
group of Rosario citizens cabled as follows
lows to Mine. Dreyfus : "After twenty dn
centuries , the world hails you as a new
Mater Dolofosa. "
Suicides on a Train.
Chicago : While the 10:30 : o'clock train
from the north over the Chicago , Milwau
kee and St. Paul Railroad was passing S3
through Glenview Charles E. Snetles , a $3.
grain merchant of Harlem , N. D. , arose to
from his seat , leveled a revolver at his head co
and fired a bullet into his brain. Snedes to
died in two minutes. He had been ill from chi
softening of the brain for the past nine 14c
Eight Hundred Homeless. $0
St. Thomas , D. W. L : Advices received shi
St. Kitts from the island of Anguilla , wl
one of the British West Indian islands , wl
Leeward group , say that a hurricane dur to
ing the night of Sept. 8 destroyed 200
houses and rendered 800 people homeless. $3
There was considerable loss of property
and similar damage at St. Martin.
Pingree Says he will Retire.
Chicago : Gov. Pingree declared that he .JWl CO
would ( not be a candidate for mayor of Wl
Detroit < at the coming election , and that lie
would retire from politics at the end of his
present term as governor to devote himself $3
his private business. The announce $3wl
ment created a sensation. y °
. Rider Haggard Goes to Alaska tor
Vancouver , B. C. : II. Rider Haggard , 70c
English novelist , has gone to Alaska in 70Nt
company with Lord Ernest Hamilton. tote
They are members of an English mining
syndicate whose interests are in the Athn to
district. The famous author is traveling 2ba
incognito. i ba
Typhoid Epidemic in Madrid. ]
Madrid : Fifty-nine types of typhoid S3.
fever were reported here Sept. 15. Since [ 53
outbreak of the disease the proportion I ers
cases resulting fatally has been small , j ex
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Prominent Railroad Man Gone.
Chicago : Moses W. Walker , a promiwj.
official of the Burlington road , for- j 3Sc
merly of Ottumwa , Iowa , died here Sept. j bu
} | crn.
| DREYFUS WILL BE PARDONED
Paris Newspaper Declareo Cabinet
Has Agreed Upon It.
Pails : The Matin Thursday morning
asserted that the cabinet has agreed to par
don Dreyfus , and that the decree will be
signed Sept. 19. Many of the provinela
papers publish articles insisting on the
granting of a pardon.
The Figaro says that many officers of the
array are asking that Dreyfus be pardoned
Countess Prokeschostein , president o
the Austrian Eed Cross Society , has writ-
ted a letter of condolence to Mme Dreyfus
London : The Paris correspondent of the
Daily Telegraph says :
"It is certain that Capt. Dreyfus will be
liberated. The only question to be set
tled is one of ways and means. "
Paris : A German spy has been arrested
at La Croix-Sur-Meuse.
WRECK IN CALIFORNIA. |
Carelessness of a Train Crew Costs ,
Bakersfield , Cal. : North bound passen
ger train No. 8 , on the Southern Pacific
Railroad , ran into the rear end of the Port-
erville accommodation train at Formosa ,
about twenty miles north of here , late
Wednesd , y night. Mrs. Maggie Majors of.
Los Angeles , Mrs. Ross , her mother , and
Mrs. Larue were killed. Engineer Wright
and Fireman Keller were seriously injured ,
and their condition is precarious. A track
walker , whose name is not known , was
badly hurt and is still unconscious. The
cause of the wreck is said lo be due to the
carlessness of the Portcrville train crew ,
which permitted the train to occupy the
main line when the passenger train from
the south was due.
BLOOD MAY BE SHED.
Striking Tennessee Miners Threaten
to Cause Serious Trouble.
Knoxville , Tenn. : A special from Duclc-
town says serious trouble is feared as a '
tesult of the union miners' strike here.
Ten deputy sheriffs' and forty well arnied
guards aie patroling the mines and works
of the Ducklown Copper , Sulphur and
Iron Company to prevent any attempt to
damage the company's property. The
miners are greatly exasperated at the dis-
charge of union men , which started the
strike. Arms have been telegraphed for
from Knoxville for the officers. All the
miners at the Mary mines at Isabella , Carni
terstown and Hiawassee are involved in
LEFT TO THE ARMY. '
Peace Commissioners Called Home
by President McKinley.
Manila : Col. Charles Denby and Prof.
Dean Worcester , members of the Philip
pine commission , received instructions
Thursday from President McKinley asking
them to return as soon as possible. They
will embark on the steamer Empress of *
India , which saijs from Hong Kong Sept.
26. It is not known whether the clerical i
force will returfl with them or remain here.
The commissioners had just moved into
new offices and had expected to spend
some months working on the establishment
of municipal government.
Triple Texas Murder.
San Antonio , Tex. : Mrs. Jane Barber
and tier two sons , Wiley and Levi , were
murdered by three unknown robbers
a cross roads store in Itastoke County ,
south of this city. They were killed with A
hatchet. A sack containing $100 in silver
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was becured by the robbers.
FlelievinR the Stringency. th
Washington : The secretary of the treas im
ury has decided in view of the njoney su
stringency in New York to anticipate the neWi
October interest. This will amount to $5- Wi
596,52(5 ( and is due on the 4 per cents of CO
1897. ! The secretary's action was taken
Eight Persons Iniured.
Lorain ] , Ohio : Eight persons were more . ed
less injured Monday as the result
a head-on collision between two motor
cars on the Lorain and Elyria electric line
during a dense fog. . Both cars were hewi
crowded and were running at full speed.
Over SO Killed in a Church Panic
Berlin ] : Advices from Kalisch , Russian
Poland , say thirty-two women and chil
dren crushed to death and
were many in kn
jured in a panic in a synagogue , caused by sei
< upsetting of a lamp. bo
MARKET QUOTATIONS. fif
Chicago i Cattle , common to prime , ta
53.00 to § 0.75 ; hogs , shipping grades ,
$3.00 . to $4.75 ; sheep , fair to choice , § 3.00 pr
$4.50 ; wheat , No. 2 red , 71c to 73c ;
corn : , No. 2 , 31c to 32c ; oats , No. 2 , 21c' yet
22c ; rye , No. 2 , 5Gc to 58c ; butter , thi
choice Creamery , 21c to 23c ; eggs , fresh , thi
to iGc ; potatoes , choice , 40c to 45c co
Indianapolis ] Cattle , shipping , $3.00 to ha
$0.25 ; hogs , choice light , $2.75 to $4.75 ; he
sheep , common to prime , $3.25 to $4.25 ; 013
wheat , No. 2 red. GGc to GSc ; corn , No. 2 ari
white , 2c to 31c ; oats , No. 2 white , 23c arim
St. Louis Cattle , $3.25 to $7.00 ; hogs , in
$3.00 to 54.75 ; sheep , $3.00 to $4.50 ;
wheat , No. 2 , GSc to 70c ; corn , No. 2 ing
yellow30c to 32c ; oats , No. 2 , 24c to an
; rye , No. 2 , 54c to 5Gc. anI
Cincinnati ( Cattle , $2.50 to $0.25 ; hogs , de
$3.00 to $4.75 ; sheep , $250 to $4.25 ; dewl
wheat , No. 2 , G9c to 70c ; corn , No. fn
mixed. 34c to 35c ; oats , No. 2 mixed , 23c not
toJoe : rye , No. 2 , GOc to G2c. he
Detroit ] Cattle , $2.50 to $0.25 ; hogs ,
$3.00 to $4.75 ; sheep , $2.50 to $4.50 ; tw
wheat. No. 2 , 70c to 72c ; corn-No. 2 mi
yellow , 33c to 34c ; oats , No. 2 white , 23c
25c ; rye , 5Sc to GOc. ret
Toledo Wheat , No. 2 mixed , GOc to not
: corn , No. 2 mixed , 32c to 34c ; oats ,
. 2 mixt-d , 21c to 22c ; rye , No. 2 , 5Gc rou
F 8c : clover seed , new , $4.85 to $4.9 , " ) . sti
Milwaukee Wheat , No. 2 spring , GSc ler
70c ; corn , No. 3 , 32c to 33c ; oats , No.
white , 22c to 24c ; rye , No. 1 , 5(5c ( to GSc ;
barley , No. 2 , 44c to 4Gc ; pork , mess , un
-7.75 to $8.25.
Buffalo Cattle , good shipping steers , ieft
$3.00 to $0.25 ; hogs , common to choice ,
$3.25 to $5.00 ; sheep , fair to choice weth til
, $3.50 to $4.75 : lambs , common to pri
extra , $4.50 to SG.25. <
New York-Cattle , $3.25 to $0.50 ; hogs , ha
$3.00 to $5.25 ; sheep , $3.00 to $5.00 ; dc
wheat . , No. 2 red , 74c to 7Gc ; corn , No. 2 , un
to 40c ; oats. ' No. 2 white , 2Sc to 20c ; self
butter , creamery' to 24c ; eggs , west' isc
. 13c to 17c. Tti
At ten o'clock a carriage drew up before
the residence of the late banker , and from
it ] descended Sheriff Cobb , Deputies Lan-
ning and Spears and their prisoner.
The coroner and his jury of six chosen
men were already convened in the library ,
and to that room the oflieers at once re
paired with their prisoner.
A number of persons were already pres
ent in the spacious rooms , among them
being Attorney Dobbs and his son Arthur ,
a rising young lawyer of near Robert's
age. Dr. Norcum was present , and De
tective Sellars sat near one of the library
windows , gazing apparently out on the
The prisoner's sister and a number of
other ladies were on the floor above with
the bereaved daughter of the murdered
Sheriff Cobb stationed Lanning at the
front door of the residence , with orders
to admit no one else to the house without
his approval. "Why , " he observed , "curi
osity will bring so many that they Avill
overrun the house. "
Attorney Dobbs had visited Robert in
jail and assured him that he had faith in
his innocence. lie also bore a message
from his sou to the effect that he would
undertake his defense.
When all was in readiness the sheriff
threw open the door leading to the cham
ber of the murdered man and the jury
viewed the remains.
Dr. Norcum was duly sworn and depos
ed that the banker's death was caused by
the blade of a knife or sharp instrument ,
which had been thrust in his breast with
such . force that the heart was unquestion
"Would his death have necessarily been
instantaneous ? " asked Arthur Dobbs.
"Nearly so , " was the reply ; "there
might have been a groan , perhaps a cry
ol help , but nothing more. "
"There was , for I heard distinctly the
last words he uttered. They were these :
'Help ! Murder ! ' 1
The one who made this assertion was
Herman Craven , who had entered the
room unobserved and stood- motionless
near the door.
"You will he examined later , Mr. Cra
ven , " said the coroner. Then turning to
the jury , he said : "Gentlemen of the jury ,
are you satisfied as to the cause of
death ? "
All expressed themselves as thoroughly
BO , and after viewing the orifice left by
the keen blade of the knife , the party re
paired t'o the library.
"Now , Herman Craven , if you will be
sworn , we will hear your testimony. " b
The coroner administered the oath , and
as Herman's statement was merely a
repetition of the words he used on the
night of the murder , in the presence of
the sheriff , Dr. Norcum and Detective
Sellars , it is useless to chronicle it fully C
heA "Are you certain , Mr. Craven , " asked
Arthur : Dobbs , "that the cries you heard
emanated from the lips of your uncle ? "
"Absolutely certain , " was the reply. "It
impossible that I could be mistaken
there. And those two words I supposed St
indicated that he had been seized with a
sudden attack of acute pain from which er
he sometimes suffered. His rheumatism
was of the inflammatory order. When my
cousin a'nd I entered the room he was w
gaspirfg his last. His murderer stood be
fore us with that bloody sheath knife that as
Coroner Field has , clutched in his hand. "
"Did you not know before you descend
the stairs , Mr. Craven , that Robert \
Campbell was below ? " yo
"I did not , sir. " th
"Had not your uncle informed you that at
was expecting him , and with money
with which to take up a certain note ? "
"He had not ? " fa
"What do you know of a bag of coin it
that ; the prisoner has informed me he
brought with him to redeem this note ? " in
" Nothing , sir ; nothing whatever. I
know that after the murder he had pos
session of that note , and that the note fu
bore the indorsement , 'Paid this eight
eenth : of August , eighteen hundred and
Qfty-seven , ' to which my uncle's signature yo
was attached. I know not how he ob Cr
tained : it. "
"Do you know of any reason why the sh
prisoner should have sought the life of SO
your uncle ? "
"I know , sir , that he has possession of Re
that note of ten thousand dollars , and that
there Avas no bag of coin here when my ov
cousin and I e'utered ttiis room. I know CO
also that he sought Miss DeRosette's wl
hand iu marriage. I know further that lai
sought it in vain , for the reason that er'
* uncle had often stated to me that his wr
ardent wish was to see his daughter and
myself : united. " the :
Here ] a sharp , quick cry drew all eyes ha
the direction of the door. haRe
Miss Hattie had entered the room , lean Re
on the arm of the prisoner's sister , wi
and the cry emanated from her white lips. sh
Robert I Campbell was on the point of
denouncing Herman's statement as false
when he caught a swift , meaning glance pa
Erom the eyes of the detective , who had ex
left his seat near the window , and iff
said nothing. on
"Did you not hear the door bell sounded ab
twice during the evening , once not live vei
minutes before you descended the stairs ? " ho
" The door bell was not sounded after I dei
retired , or I should have heard it. I had us
bug retired and am a light sleeper. " " of
"You found the front door locked when ere
run from the library and down the ev-i
street , as vou have described , cryiug 'niur- ho
? ' " thi ;
"I did. " en
"The windows of this room and of your cri
ancle's chamber , you say , were raised ? " I [
"They were. My uncle , presumably , had wi
them so to admit the breeze. " pei
"Might not some other hand have thrust of
Lhat ! blade to your uncle's heart , and the
jrisoner here but have drawn it forth ? " on
"That is for the jury to determine. I <
lave no wish that any other than .the. mur- th : :
Jercr of my uncle- should suffer for his leer
untimely taking off. Mr. Sellars and my Cr
made a thorough search of the prem- fro
scs. as lie will in form you. There was fin
'terally uothiu- found to incriminate any vei
one else. I donbt not that if Miss De-
Rosette and myself hau not hastened
down stairs Robert Campbell would in a
moment more have fled , probably bearing
his bloody weapon with him. AB I have
stated , he would have attacked me. I ac
cused him of committing the crime. Who-
else could I have accused ? There he
stood , his countenance the picture of an
enraged fiend , and still bent over my un-
cle's body , the dripping blade just withdrawn -
drawn from his heart , blood covering his
hands and clothing. It was the life blood
of my dear old uncle. Gentlemen , I know
'You know you have lied lied like
"I submit , coroner , " spoke up the loud
voice of the detective , "that the prisoner
should not be allowed to denounce a wit
ness in that manner. It is outrageous.
You should protect your witnesses ! "
Sellars had arisen to his feet , and he
strode forward as he uttered the words ,
with his eyes fixed on Robert , who , with
a moan , sank into a chair.
"I should have admonished him in a
moment more , Mr. Sellars , I assure you.
I am conducting this investigation. The
prisoner must not again presume to inter
rupt the proceedings , much less denounce
as false the testimony of a witness. You
seem to be questioning the witness in the
interest of the prisoner , Mr. Dobbs. Are
there any further questions you desire
to ask ? "
"No , no ! I think not. I merely consid
ered it my duty to see that Robert Camp
bell should not be held to court unless
there was probable cause to believe th ii
he committed this fearful crime. "
"That is all , Mr. Craven , " said the co'r-
Miss Hattie was next sworn , but she
was so agitated that hardly could she
speak a word.
Robert longed to take her in his arms.
and whisper words of consolation in her
ears , but the keen eyes of the detective
were on him and they held him in his
The testimony of Miss DeRosette cor
roborated that of Herman Craven in so
far as she stated that she also was arous
ed by what she supposed her father's
cries , and that Herman knocked on her
door , and that with him she descended the
stairs. Of the fearful scene that met her
eyes when she entered the library she
could hardly speak.
"My poor father was gasping his last , "
she moaned , "and Robert stood beside him
with a bloody knife in his hand. My
father slid from his chair to the floor. I
believe I knelt beside him. I remember
hearing Herman charge Robert with hav-
ing killed him , and then I fainted. I know
nc more. "
ncwl "Do you know , Miss DeRosette , in
what esteem your father held Robert
Campbell ? "
"I know , " was the reply , "that he es
teemed him highly , for I have often heard
him pronounce him a young man of integ
rity , worth and a high sense of honor. "
"Excuse me , Miss DeRosette , " spid the
attorney , "but in what relation did you
stand ! to the prisoner ? "
"We were engaged , and with my fath
er's consent I should have become his
A murmur of surprise followed these
"Had that sanction been obtained ? "
asked the coroner. I
"I think not , unless Robert had asked
his consent last night. '
"Had your father ever said aught to
you about a desire on his part to see you
the wife of Herman Craven ? " asked the
"I could have informed the jury of that
fact , " said Herman , "but I did not deem
"Has your cousin ever asked your hand
marriage ? "
"He never has. "
"You looked upon the prisoner as your
future husband ? "
"I did , and do now if if "
"I understand , Miss DeRosette. Had
rour father full confidence in/ Herman
Craven ? "
"Why , his being cashier of his bank
should answer that question , " calmly ob
served ] the detective.
"My question was directed to Miss De-
Rosette , " said the attorney.
Hattie ] was by this time completely
overcome , and it was evident that she
ould ! stand further
no questioning , so
ivhen she replied faintly : "As Mr. Sel
lars has stated , he is cashier of my fath
er's bank , " the attorney stated that there
ivas nothing more.
Next Sheriff Cobb was examined , and
reader knows what his testimony must
lave been. y
Angel , the express agent , testified as to .
Robert's having left the express office .
ivith the bag of coin the night before , in
shortly < after ten o'clock. 01
The detective was next examined.
"I can only say , " he said , "that in com-
lany with Mr. Craven I made a thorough
examination ; of these premises after Sher-
Cobb had left the house with his pris
oner last vight. We searched all rooms
ibove , as yell as these below , Mr. Cra-
i-en's included. Indeed , every room in the
louse save Miss DeRosette's , which , un- of
the circumstances , would have been
iseless. We were unable to unearth a bag
coin. There was certainly no one se
creted in the house , nor was there any
evidence discovered by me while in the a
louse tending to incriminate any other
han the prisoner. If the blow was strick
by other than Robert Campbell , the
iriminal made his escape from the house.
had 1 the ground ( examined beneath the
windows by one who has a keen and ex-
erienced eye. No one leaped from either
the windows. "
"Calban , I suppose ? " remarked the cor-
"Yes , " was the reply. "Hannah states
hat no one could have passed out the rear
( without attracting her attention. Mr.
Jraven nas testified that he found the
'rout door locked. Of course , something et
lurther may develop , before court
reiics. I can state uo more. "
"Did not the prisoner himself call
into this case , Mr. SellarsV"
"Yes. Uncle Duke brought me a not
from him requesting my presence here ant1
, stating that the murder hnd been comtnit-
i ted. "
"I believe Ward Taylor , or Lennox , call
ed you into the Mulberry case , Mr. Sel-
Jars ? " remarked tbe sheriff.
"True , " said Sellars , "he did , and in th *
end I fastened the crime on him. "
A low wail * burst from the lips of the
two girls , who sat side by side near rhC
The prisoner was next allowed to make
a statement , which did not vary from that ,
he had made the night before , in the pres
ence of Sheriff Cobb , the doctor and the-
"That concludes the testimony as far as-
I know , gentlemen , " said the coroner ,
"unless you desire to question the ser
"Of what use ? " said Sellars ; "thehr
Btatements would not be evidence. Herfr
is Uncle Duke. He had been in bed two-
hcmrs or more and knows nothing about
the matter that has not already been told.
Adam sleeps in the barn. Millie was sleep
ing i on the floor above. Hannah did not
even < know Robert Campbell was in the-
house. ) "
"No use questioning them , " said OCT of
11 the jurors.
"I take it , " said the foreman , "that we-
' have 1 heard enough to justify our holding-
the prisoner to court. "
"Well , take the case , gentlemen , " said
The six men withdrew to one side , and
there was a whispered consultation of per
haps five minutes' duration , at the end of.
which time the foreman announced that
they had arrived at a decision.
"What say you ? " asked the coroner.
"Thafwe have reason to believe , and do
believe , that Alvin DeRosette came to his-
death at the hands of Robert Campbell ,
now in custody , and we direct that he be
held for trial for said offense at the Sep
tember term of the criminal court , and
without bail. "
The banker's daughter had arisen to her
feet. Her face was ghastly white , and
only the casing of the door kept her from
sinking to the floor , for Jennie had left her
side and her arms were twined about the ;
form of her brother.
The coroner drew up in legal form the
finding of the jury of inquest , each mem
ber of the jury signed the same , and Sher
iff Cobb conveyed back to the county jail
his prisoner , who had imprinted a kiss on
the pale cheek of his sister , and raised
the hand of the banker's daughter to his
lips , while he whispered in her ear the one
word "Hope. "
( To be continued. )
FACTS ABOUT STOWAWAYS.
Persona Wlio Steal Their Passage Ovei-
the Atlantic Ocean0"
"I arn not given to losing my tem
per , " said one captain to the writer
"but I confess that wlien on one voy
age we found nt > fewer than fourteen
men had managed to stow themselves
away below I felt inclined to give them
all a ducking , and said so. " This was-
the captain of an Atlantic liner , a man
to whom the stowaway is a perpetual
Though the strictest watch is kept
to prevent his getting on board , it is
rare for a trip to be made without one
or two specimens of the dead-head fraternity
ternity being carried , willy allly , free.
Of course , this is not done entirely
without connivance on the part of
somebody on board the ship. The stok
ers are not infrequently the guilty par
ties. With their or others' aid the
stowaway gets down into the hold and
finds a dark corner in which to secrete
himself until the vessel is at sea. If
then he is discovered , and set to work ,
he does not mind. It is not work he is
afraid of , but the being without work ,
and the bread that accompanies it.
When it is considered what an enor
, mous thing an Atlantic liner is , and
how many dark places there are in her
vast interior , it is not surprising to
hear that scores of men during the
ourse of a year get free passages
across the herring pond in one ship or
another and this though the steamer
never leaves port without a search be
ing made to see that no unauthorized
person is on board. Many are discov
ered , in bunkers and other such places ,
and , of course , carefully conducted
ashore , but not a few manage to elude
detection , and , of course , once away
from land little is to be feared from
There is a curious notion prevalent
among some sailors. It is that a stow
away is a lucky passenger to carry.
Asked once why it was , an old salt an
swered that he never heard of a ship ,
being lost that had a stowaway on
board. Of course , he had an instance
in point to relate. It was to the effect <
that a stowaway was discovered in hid
ing on an outgoing vessel at the last
moment and ejected. Shaking his list
at the captain , the would-be voyager
cried : "I'm glad you've turned me out
of your rotten ship ; neither she nor
you , will live to see Christmas Day ,
while I shall. " The prophecy
true one. The vessel went down with-
] a week of sailing , and only the second
end officer and a few men were saved-
More or less
ort ceremony usually
companies the laying of a corner-stone
but the Chicago Tribune records an in
stance where one was laid quite simply.
Two men were talking of the fortune-
. a third. "Yes , " said one , "he made ,
his first lucky strike in eggs. He bought
ten thousand dozen at a low figure , put
them in cold storage , and sold them at
profit of more than 200 per cent. That
was the corner-stone of his enormous-
"Ah , " said the other , "then the hen '
laid it ! "
How Jle Did Ir.
"Oh , yes ; my husband has been un
der fire. "
"When and where ? "
"It was last night. Burglars broke
into the house next door , and the man
who lives there exchanged shots with-
them. When Jeremiah beard the rack
he hid in his cellar. Wouldn't
call that being under fire ? "
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