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AT THE STAKE
MURDERER AND RAVISIIER SA3I
x HOSE BURNED IX GEORGIA.
Shocking Sandor Afternoon Spectacle
Witnessed hy 2.000 People
WIND-UP OF TEN-DAY SEARCH
THE AEGItO TAKEN FnOM JAIL SOON
AFTER BEING LOCKED IT.
Slember of the Mob Drew a neTOIver
on Ex-Governor Atkinson, Who
Pleaded for Hose Life.
STORY OF THE MAN'S CRIME
MURDERED A WHITE FARMER AND
THEN ASSAULTED HIS "WIFE.
'The Frensled Lynchers Cnt Him to
rieces nnd Sold Section of Ills
Body as Souvenir.
NEU'XAN", Go., April 23. In the presence
of nearly 2.0Ci people who sent aloft yells
of defiance and shouts of Joy, Sam Hose,
a negro who committed two of tho basest
acts known to crime, was burned at the
stake in, a public road one and one-half
miles from here this afternoon. Before the
torch was applied to the pyre, the negro
was deprived of his ears, fingers and other
portions of his anatomy. The negro pleaded
pitifully for his life while the mutilation
was going on, but stood the ordeal of Are
with surprising fortitude. lief ore the body
was cool It waa cut to pieces, the bones
were crushed into small bits and even the
tree on which the wretch met his fate was
torn up and disposed of as souvenirs. The
negro's heart was cut in several pieces, as
was his liver. Those unable to obtain the
ghastly relics direct paid their more fortu
nate possessors extravagant sums for them.
Small pieces of bone went for 23 cents, and
a bit of the liver crisply cooked sold for 10
cents. As soon as the negro was seen to be
dead, there was a tremendous struggle
among1 the crowd which had witnessed his
tragic end to secure souvenirs. A rush was
made for the stake and those near the body
were forced against It and bad to fight for
their freedom. Knives were quickly pro
duced and tho body was soon dismembered.
One of the men who lifted tho can of
kerosene to the negro's head Is said to be
a native of the commonwealth of Pennsyl
vania, lib name is known to thoso who
were with him, but they refuse to divulge
it. Tho mob was composed of citizens of
Kewnan, Griffin. Palmetto and other little
towns In tho country roundabout Xewnan
and of all the farmers who had received
word that the burning was to take place.
Hon. W. Y. Atkinson, former Governor of
Georgia, met the mob as ho was returning
from church and appealed to It to let the
law take Its course. In addressing the mob
he used these words: "Some of you are
known to me and when this affair Is finally
settled in the courts, you may depend on It
that I will testify against you!"
ATKINSON'S NARROW ESCAPE.
A member of the mob was seen to draw a
revolver and level It at Governor Atkinson,
but his arm was seized and the pistol taken
from him. The mob was frantic at delays
and would hear to nothing but burning at
Hose confessed to killing Alfred Cranford.
but denied that he had outraged Mrs. Cran-
ford. Before being put to death the nrgro
mated that ho had been paid $12 by "LAgc"
Strickland, a negro Treacher at Palmetto,
to kill Cranford. To-night a mob of citi
zens Is scouring the country for Strickland,
who has left his home.
Sam Hose killed Alfred Cranford. a white
farmer near Falmctto and outraged his wife
ten days atro. Since that time business in
that part of the Stato has lecn suspended.
the entire population turning out in an
effort to capture Hose. Ho successfully
eluded pursuit until discovered near Macon
Governor Candler has been asked to send
troops here to preserve order for a day or
. as it is feared the negroes may wreak
vcn,,cance, many threats to that effect hav
ing been made.
Hose has been on the farm of the Jones
brothers between Macon and Columbus
alnce the day after he committed his horri
ble crime. Ills mother is employed on the
farm and to her little cabin ho fled as a
safe refuge. She fed him and cared for him,
but It Is not believed that she knew he
was Wing hunted for by the authorities.
The Jones brothers were not aware of the
crime until a few days ago and were not
sure that he was the much-wanted man.
Saturday morning one of the Jones boys
met Hose and as he was talking to him
noticed that he was really a "ginger-faced'
negro blacked up. Just below the collar of
his shirt the copper color was discernible.
Convinced that the negro had blackened his
face to escape detection Jones became con
vineed that he was the negro for which the
authorities, assisted by bloodhounds, had
been scouring the country for ten days and
they determined to arrest him.
This morning they brought the nrgro Into
Macon and put him aboard a Central of
Georgia train with the Intention of bringing
him to Atlanta. At Griffin some one recog
nlzed Hose and sent word to Newnan, the
next station, that the negro was on the
train bound for Atlanta. When Newnan
was reached a great crowd surrounded the
train and pushed Into the cars. The Jones
brothers were told that the negro could he
delivered to the sheriff of Campbell county
there and that It was not necessary to take
Mm to Atlanta, This was acceded to and
the negro was taken off the train and
taarched at the head of a yelling crowd of
live hundred people to the jail. Here they
turned him over to Sheriff Brown, taking a
receipt for the prisoner, thus making them
selves rure of the "ISO reward for the ar
rest and delivery to the sheriff of Campbell
county of one Sam Hose."
THE MOB GATHERING.
Word was sent to Mrs. Cranford at
a. miucuv ui.li u iu u-iievea J lose was
tinder arrest and that her presence was
necessary In Newnan to make sure of the
llentlflcatlon. In some way the news of
the arrest leaked out and as the town has
been on the alert for nearly two Weeks
the intelligence spread rapidly. From every
no upc in the little city came It occunants
nd a good sized crowd was soon gathered
about the jalL Sheriff Brown was impor
tuned to give up the prisoner and finally
la order to avoid an assault on the Jail
and possible bloodshed, he turned the
wretch over to the waiting crowd. A pro
cession was quickly formed nnd the doomed
negro was marched at Its- head through
several streets of the town. Soon the public
square was reached. Here former Governor
Atkinson, of Georgia, who lives in New
man, came hurriedly on the scene and
standing up in a buggy importuned the
crowd to let the law take Its course.
Governor Atkinson said: "My fellow-citizens
and friend. I beseech you to let this
affair go ro further. You are hurrying this
negro on to death without an identification.
Mrs. Cranford, whom he Is said to have as
saulted and whose husband he is said to
have killed, is nick in bed and unable to be
here to say whether this is her assailant.
Let this negro be returned to JalL Ths law
will take its course and I promise you it
will do so quickly and effectually. Do not
stain the honor of the State with a crime
such as you are about to perform."
Judge A. D. Freeman, also of Newnan,
spoke? in a similar strain and Implored the
mob to return tho prisoner to the custody
ef the sheriff and go home. The assem
blage heard the words of the two speak
ers In silence, but the Instant their voices
had died away shouts arose of "Take him to
Palmetto!" "Burn him!" "Think of his
crime!" and the march was resumed. Mrs.
Cranford's mother and sl?ter are residents
of Newnan. The mob was headed In the di
rection of their house and in a short time
reached the McEIroy home. The negro was
marched In the gate and Mrs. McElroy
called to the front door. She at once Identi
fied the African and her verdict was agreed
to by her daughter, who had often seen Hose
around the Cranford place.
"To the stake," was again the cry and
several men wanted to burn him In Mrs. Mc-
Elroy's yard. To this she objected stren
uously and the mob, complying with her
wishes, started for Palmetto.
Just as they were leaving Newnan, word
was brought that the 1 o'clock train from
Atlanta was bringing 1,000 people to Pal
metto. This was thought to be a regiment of
militia and the mob 'at once decided to burn
the prisoner at the first favorable place
rather than be compelled to shoot him when
the militia put In an appearance.
leaving the little town whoso Sunday
quiet had been so rudely disturbed the mob,
now numbering nearly 1,3)0 people, started
on the road to Palmetto. A line of buggies
and vehicles of all kinds, their drivers light
ing for position in line, followed the pro
cession, at the head of which, closely
guarded, marched the negro.
One and a half miles out of Newnan a
place believed to be favorable for the burn
ing was reached. A little to the side of the
road was a strong pine tree. Up to this the
negro was marched, his back placed to the
tree and his face to the crowd, which jostled
closl about him. Here for the first tlmo
he was allowed to talk. He said:
"I am Sam Hose. I killed Alfred Cran
ford. but I was paid to do it. Lige Strick
land, the negro preacher at Palmetto, gave
me $12 to kill him."
At this a roar went up from the crowd.
Tho intelligence imparted by the wretch
was spread among them. "Let him go on;
tell all you know about it," came from the
The negro, shivering like a leaf, contin
ued his recital. "I did not outrage Mrs.
Cranford. Somebody els did that. I can
identify him. Give me time for that."
The mob would hear no more. The clothes
were torn from the wretch in an instant. A
heavy chain was produced and wound
around the body of the terrified negro,
clasped by a new lock which dangled at
Hose's neck. Ho said not a. word to this
proceeding, but at the g i g h t nl X hre tjcr o.yr
knives Hashing in the hands of several
members of the crowd about him, which
seemed to forecast the terriblo ordeal he
was about to be put to, he sent up a yell
which could be heard for a mile.
Instantly a hand, grasping a knife, shot
out, and one of the negro's ears dropped
into a hand ready to receive it. Hose plead
ed pitifully for mercy and begged his tor
mentors to let him die. His cries were un
heeded. The second car went the way of
Hardly had ho been deprived of his or
gans of hearing, before his fingers, ore by
one. were taken from Ms hand and passed
among the members of tho yelling and now
thoroughly maddened crowd. The shrieking
negro was then quickly deprived of other
portions of his anatomy and the words,
"Come on with the oil," brought a hugo
can of kerosene to the foot of tho tree,
where the negro, hi3 body covered with
blood from head to foot, was striving and
tugging at his chains. The can was lifted
over the negro's head by thiee or four men
and Its contents poured over him. liy
this tlmo a good supply of brush,
pieces of fence rails and other firewood
had been placed about the negro's feet.
This pyre was thoroughly saturated and a
match applied. A flame shot upward and
spread quickly over tho pile of wood. As
it licked the negro's legs he shrieked onca
and began tugging at his chains. As the
flames crept higher and tho smoke entered
his eye and mouth Hose put the stumps
of his hands to the tree back of him and
with a terrific plunge forward of his body
severed the upper portion of the chains
which bound him to the tree. His body,
held to the tree only as far as the thighs,
lunged forward, thus escaping the flames
which roared and crackled about his feet.
One of the men nearest tho burning negro
quickly ran up and pushing him back, mid:
"Get back into the fire there," and quick
ly coupled the disjointed links of the chain.
Tho road for a distance of a half mile
on each side of the burning negro was
black with rigs of every description and
was simply impassable. The crowd sur
rounded tho stake on all sides, but none of
those nearer than one hundred feet of the
center was able to see what was going on.
Yell after yell went up and the progress
of the flames was communicated to those
in the rear by shouts from tho eyewit
Tho torch was applied about 2:30 o'clock
and at 3 o'clock tho body of Sam Hose was
limp and lifeless, his head hanging to one
side. The body was not cut down. It was
cut to pieces. Th crowd fought for places
about the smoldering tree and with knives
secured such pieces of his carcass as did
not fall to pieces. The chain was severed
with hammer;!, the tree was chopped down
and with such pieces of the firewood as
had not burned were carried away as
Brought nnck Piece of Flesh.
ATLANTA. Ga.. April 21-One special and
two regular trains carried nearly 4.000 peo
ples to Newnan to witness the burning
Sam Hose or to vislt.the scene of the horrl
ble affair. Tho excursionists returning to
night were loaded down with ghastly re
minders of the affair in the shape of bones
pieces or nesn and parts of the wood which
was placed at the negro's feet. One of the
trains, as it passea through Fort McPher
son. four miles out of Atlanta, was stoned
presumahly by negroes. A number of win
flows were oroxen and two passengers we
Governor Candler stated during the even
Inir IhHt he hid Iieen Hriv1l ihut ... -. .
of citizens of Faytttcville and Woolsy were
t-MinjiiK it .Liiinia iu iuhh ieorge v. Ker-
- 4 1 I I 1 I L 1
nil Hum hit jui uric ami Him. fve
lln murdered Miss I'earl Knott near Wool:
ne.veml rtavi iter nnd Ihrpw Vi tm.tv in . i
river. The Governor immediately ordere
cignt companies or me rlltn inrantry (sm
militia) to be in readiness to marrh to t
the troops are held in readiness to be sent
iu l iumtuo m case oi an uprising or ne
NEGRO TREACHER STRICKLAND ON
TRIAL AT MIDMGIIT.
The Man "Whom Sam Hose Implicated
In HI Confession Before the
Torch Was Applied.
JUDGE LNCH ON THE BENCH
HIS CAPTOnS ACTING AS JUDGE, J I'll Y
Said to Have Paid Hose 912 to Mur
der the "White Farmer, Alfred Cran
ford, Ten Days Ago.
GOV. CANDLER CALLS TROOPS
FIVE COMPANIES READY TO PRE
VENT A NEGRO UPRISING.
Story of th Devilish Work nt Tnl
mctto Which Wa Responsible
for Sunday's Outbreak.
BULLETIN. PALMETTO, Ga.,April 22.
Elijah Strickland, the negro preacher who
Is accused by Sam Hose, tho negro burned
to death near Newnan to-day, of paying
him (Hose) $12 to murder farmer Alfred
Cranford, was captured by a mob of peo
ple from thl3 vicinity three miles out of
He was brought to Talmetto and at mid
night was placed on trial for his life by a
court composed of those who had arrested
him. Speeches for and against his charac
ter were mado and the trial is in progress
at this hour, 12:30 a. m.
2:00 a. m. The trial took place In an open
square in the center of town. Strickland, the
accused, is sixty years of age. There was
no judge or Jury, the people acting in those
capacities. Many witnesses were heard.
One, a negro who lived on Strickland's place,
testified to the good character of the min
ister, but several neighbors gave anything
but favorable reports. Many speeches were
At 1 o'clock no decision had been arrived
at, but it was decided to adjourn the court
to the woods, one mile out of town. The
sober element Is making an effort to save
the negro's neck and have adopted the plan
of moving about to delay a verdict and per
haps win their case. A nurnb.eir-ofttrangers
are here from Atlanta and other towns and
they are trying to force a lynching. The
statement made by Hose Is not believed and
it la feared an innocent man may be lynched
if cooler counsel does not prevail.
Strickland denies all knowledge of com
pllcity in the crime. The scene In the woods
where the "trial" was going on was a
AX EDITOR'S APPEAL.
Atlanta Constitution Given a Picture
of Hose's Crime.
ATLANTA, Ga., April 23. The Constitu
tion will say to-morrow: "The terrible ex
platlon which Sam Hose was forced to pay
for his crime will arouse a flood of discus
sion carried on by those who know the
facts, on the one side, and by those who do
not caro for facts, on the other. But, while
the form of this criminal's punishment can
not be upheld, let those who are disposed to
criticise It look Into the facts and by these
facta temper the Judgment they may render
"An unassuming, industrious and hard
working farmer, after his day's toil, sat at
his evening meal. Around him sat his wife
and children, happy in the" presence of the
man who was fulfilling to them every duty
Imposed by nature. At peace with the
world, serving God and loyal to humanity,
they looked forward to the coming day.
Noiselessly the murderer, with uplifted ax,
advanced from the rear and sank it to the
hilt in the brain of the unsuspecting vie
tlm. Tearing the child from the mother's
breast, he flung it into the pool of blood
oozing from its father's wound.
"Then began the culmination which has
dethroned the reason of the people of west
em Georgia during the past week. As crit
les will howl about the lynching, the Con
stltution will be pardoned for stating the
plain facts. The wife was seized, choked,
thrown on the floor, where her clothing lay
In the blood of her husband, and ravished.
Remember the facts! Remember the dark
night in the country home! Remember the
slain husband, and, above all, remember
that shocking degradation which was In
fllctcd by the black beast, his victim swim
mlng in her husband's warm blood as the
brute held her to the floor! Keep the facts
In mind. When the picture Is painted of
the ravisher in flames, go back and view
that dark picture of Mrs. Cranford, out
raged in the blood of her murdered hus
GOV. CANDLER'S VIEWS.
Relieves the Neffroen Arc Responsible
for Sundny'i Affair.
ATLANTA. Ga., April 23. Governor Can
dler to-right gave the following statement
on the burning of Sam Hose near Newnan
"The whole thing is deplorable and Hose's
crime, tho horrid details of which have not
been published and are too horrible for pub
lication, is the most diabolical in the annals
of the crime. Tho negroes of that com
munity lost the best opportunity they will
ever have to elevate themselves in the es
timation of their white neighbors. The dia
bolical nature of the double crime was well
known to every one of them; the perpetra
tor was well known and they owed it to
their race to exhaust every means of bring
ing Hoso to Justice. This course would have
done more to elevate them In the estima
tion of good people and to protect their race
against the mob than all the rewards and
proclamation of all the Governors for the
next fifty jcirs. Rut they lost the oppor
tunity, and it is a deplorable fact that while
scores of Intelligent negroes, leaders of their
raco, have talked to me about the Palmetto
lynching. .iot one of them has ever
In the remotest way alluded to either
the burning of Palmetto, which provoked
the lynching, nor to the diabolical crime of
Hose. I do not believe these men sympa
thized with Hoso or the Palmetto Incen
diaries, but they are blinded by race preju
dice and can see but one side of the ques
tion. This Is unfortunate. They must learn
to look at both sides. I want to protect
them In every legal right and against mob
violence and I stand ready to employ every
resource of the State in doing so, but they
must realize that in order to merit and re
ceive the protection of the community they
must show a willingness to at least aid in
protecting the community against the law
less element of their own race. The 'good
and law-abiding negroes must separate
themselves from the lawless and criminal
element. They must denounce crime and
aid in bringing criminals to Justice, whether
they bo black or white. In thl3 way they
can do more to protect themselves than all
the courts and Juries in the State can do
for them. To secure protection against law
less whites they must show a disposition to
protect the white people against lawless
PROF. GREEN'S EXPERIMENTS
Telcgrnpliinsr to Tujr a Mile nnd n
Half from Shore.
CHICAGO, April 23. Prof. Jerome J.
Green continued his experiments in wireless
telegraphy in Chicago to-day with uniform
success. He sent signals from the life-
saving station to a moving tug on the lake
for a distance of a mile and a half. At
every Intervening point between that and
the shore the dots came distinctly and reg
ularly in response to signals whistled from
the boat to his assistant at the sending sta
tion. As the crowning feat of the day, the
relay on the tug gave out In succession the
letters which fcrm the name of the great
This will probably be the last test Prof.
Green will make in Chicago. Several sug
gestions have come to him while in Chicago,
some from practical electricians and some
from the tests he has been making. These
will be made use of when the new appa
ratus is adjusted in his laboratory a
Notre Dame. ,
ARCHRISIIOP TO DEFINE AMERICAN
ISM IN ORLEANS ADDRLSS.
The Catholic Church Affairs Also At
tracting Attention of Diplo
WASHINGTON, April 23.-The presence
of Archbishop Ireland in Europe at this
time led to efforts among leading members
of the diplomatic corps there to ha'e the
eminent divine preside at some notable
church occasion. As a result it Is learned
that the archbishop will deliver the princi
pal discourse at the Joan of Arc celebra
tion on May S at the old French town of
Orleans, which gave the name of the "Maid
of Orleans' to the girl saint nnd soldier.
The exercises will have both a religious
and national character, bringing pilgrimages
from all parts of Europe, and having the
special benediction of the Pope. It was
thought at first that Archbishop Ireland
would take this occasion to correct the mis
apprehensions which have arisen through
out Europe as to "Americanism," as set
forth in Father Hecker's book. The errors
on this subject arc ascribed mainly to the
mistranslation of Cybook by a French
abbe, so thai It was felt to be appropriate
that the correction and elucidation of true
"Americanism" should be made on this
memorable church and national occasion.
Quite recently, however, the leading church
authorities In thi3 country have made known
that Archbishop Ireland's discourse would
be confined strictly to religious theme3
dealing with the inspired character of Joan
of Arc. While this may not give the dis
course the significance at first expected, yet
the belief is expressed by those familiar
with the arrangements that the fervor and
patriotic impulses of Archbishop Ireland
may lead to some discussjon of the Amer
ican there, which has been so prominent in
church affairs of late and in which he has
been one of the foremost figures.
Catholic Church affairs also have been
attracting the attention of diplomatic circles
of late In connection with the attitude of
Italy in refusing to take rart In the Czar's
disarmament congress if the Pope was also
to take part. Because of this controversy
the Invitations issued by the government
at The Hague were delayed some weeks, and
In consequence the British Foreign Office
withheld the official announcement of Sir
Julian Paunccfote's selection as one of the
British delegates.-The State Department also
was in the same quandary until the contro
versy was adjusted. As explained by a lead
ing diplomatic official, the position of Italy
was similar to that taken when the tem
poral power of tho Pope was denied and
finally overthrown. In opposing the Pope's
representation at Tho Hague Italy held that
tho s( e authority of the Vatican- related
to mo:al and social affairs, and not ma
terial or political questions between nations.
In behalf of the Pope it was urged that
Italy already recognized, the material and
political authority of the Pope by admitting
the appointment of ambassadors to the Vati
can from France, Spain, Bulgaria, Portugal
and some other countries.
Pending the settlement of Italy's objec
tions, there was much perplexing delay in
arranging tho details of the congress. It
was finally determined that the Pope would
not be represented, this decision. It Is un
derstood, being acquiesced in by the Vatican.
Since then there hate been intimations that
the French delegates to The Hague would In
directly represent tho Vatican, but it is
said In the best-posted diplomatic quarters
that this surmise is wholly unwat ranted.
TALK OF DISAGREEMENT.
Canton People Speculating; on the
Verdict In 31 rs. Georgrc Trial.
CANTON. O., April 23. Mrs. George had
an uneventful day in her celL. The officials
limited the visitors to the relatives who
have been with her in court. The Jail rou
tine was not even Interrupted by religious
services to-day. such services being held
only on alternate Sundays. There is gen
eral talk and speceulatlon on what the ver
dict will be and a general disposition to pre
dict a disagreement of the Jury. The argu
ments, which are to begin at 10 o'clock to
morrow morning, are expr-cted to occupy
all of Monday and Tuesday and probably
will extend into Wednesday morning. Th3
Judge's charge will be delivered at or near
DR. SENN FOR GOVERNOR.
ChlrtiRO Frlenri of (lie Spunlati Wr
Surgeon, Announce Ills Name.
CHICAGO, April 23,-FTlends of Dr.
Nicholas Senn. surgeon general of' the Illi
nois Xatlonal Ciuard nnd head professor of
surgery In Rush Medical College, have an
nounced his name as a candidate for the
Republican nomination for Governor of 1111
rioU next year. Dr. Senn has been presi
dent of the American Medicai Society and
the American Surgical Society, and during
the Spanish war was chief oneratlncr sur
geon in the field before Santiago and on the
isiana or I'orio luco
SEVEN AMERICANS KILLED AND FOR
TY-TWO WOUNDED SUNDAY.
Engagement Near Mnlolos, with the
Volunteers Under a. Severe Fire
t for Tito Hours.
FILIPINOS SUFFERED LITTLE
INSURGENTS FINALLY ROUTED FR03I
TWO LINES OF TRENCHES.
Col. Stotsenhnrar. Formerly of New Al
bany, Killed at the Head of Ills
THE INDIANA MAN'S CAREER
UNPOPULAR DISCIPLINARIAN BE
CAME A POPULAR FIGHTER.
The Nebraska Troops Have Repeated-
ly Suffered, and Are Now Deter
mined on Vengeance,
MANILA, April 23, 9:30 p. m.-Tn an en
counter with the Filipinos to-day near
Quingua, about four miles northeast of
Malolos, seven Americans were killed and
forty-four wounded. The following were
COL. JOHN M. STOTSEN'BURG, of the
First Nebraska Regiment, formerly of the
LIEUT. LESTER E. SISSON, of the same
TWO PRIVATES, of the Nebraska regi
THREE PRIVATES, Fourth Cavalry.
Most of the wounded belong to the First
Nebraska Regiment. The Filipinos retreated
with small loss.
The engagement developed into a disas
trous, though successful, fight. The insur
gents had a horseshoe trench, about a mile
long, encircling a rice field on the edge of a
wood. Major Bell (probably MaJ. James
M. Bell), . with forty cavalrymen, en
countered a strong outpost. One of hi3
men was killed and five were wounded by
a volley. The Americans retired, carrying
their wounded under tire and with great
difficulty, being closely pursued, a fog en
abling the enemy to creep up to them. Two
men who were carrying a comrade were shot
in the arms, but they continued with their
Major Bell sent for reinforcements to
rescue the bodies of the killed cavalrymen,
and a battalion of the Nebraska regiment.
under Major Mufford, arrived and advanced
until checked by volleys from the enemy's
The Americans lay about eight hundred
yards from the trenches, behind rice fur
rows, under fire, for two hours. Several
men were sunstruck, one dying from the
effects of the heat, as they lay there wait
Ing for the artillery to come up.
Finally the second battalion arrived, and
then Colonel Stotsenburg, who had spent the
night with his wife at Manila, came on the
field. The men immediately recognized him
and raised a cheer. Colonci Stotsenburg, de
ciding to charge as the cheapest way out
of the difficulty, led the attack at the head
of his regiment. He fell with a bullet In
his breast, dying instantly, about 200 yards
from the breastworks. Lieutenant SIsson,
fell with a bullet in his heart, the bullet
striking him near the picture of a girl, sus
pended by a ribbon from his neck.
In the meantime the artillery had arrived
and shelled the trenches. The Filipinos stood
until the Nebraska troops were right on the
trenches, and then they bolted to the sec
ond line of lntrenehments. a mile back.
'The Nebraska regiment lost two privates
and had many wounded, including two lieu
tenants. The Iowa regjment had several
wounded. The Utah regiment had one offi
cer and three men wounded. Thirteen dead
Filipinos were found in the trenches. Their
loss was comparatively small on account
of their eafe shelter. The Americans carried
the second trench with small loss, and are
holding the town to-night.
Colonel Stotsenburg had won a reputation
as one of the bravest fighters in the army.
He always led his regiment and had achieved
remarkable popularity with his men since
the war began, although during his first
colonelcy the volunteers, who were not used
to the rigid discipline of the regular troops,
thought him a hard otliccr. The loss of the
Nebraska regiment in the campaign is the
greatest sustained by any regiment, and to
day's disaster has greatly saddened officers
and men. who promise to take fierce
vengeance in the next fight.
General O tin's Report.
WASHINGTON, April 23.-The following
message regarding the tight at Quingua was
received at the War Department to-day:
"Manila, April 23. Adjutant General,
"A reconnolssance on Quingua, a place six
miles northeast of Malolos, mado by Major
Bell and a group of cavalry this morning.
resulted in contact and battle, In which four
battalions of infantry and four pieces of ar
tillery became engaged. Enemy driven from
lntrenehments at Quingua with considerable
loss; our casualties quite severe. Colrnel
Stotsenburg and Lieut. Sessions, First Ne
braska, killed: also teveral enlisted men.
Considerable number wounded, not yet re
The following dispatch was received at
the War Department late this evening:
. "Manila, April 23. Casualties at Quingua
"First Nebraska Two officers and two en
listed men were killed; two officers and
twenty-six enlisted men were wounded.
"Fourth Cavalry Two men killed and five
"Fifty-first Iowa Seven enlisted men
"Utah Light Artillerj'-Onc officer and two
enlisted men wounded.
"Total, forty-nine. Names in morning.
COL. STOTSF.MllKG'S RECORD.
A Weat Pointer, Sent to the Academy
from Indiana In 1S77.
WASHINGTON. April 23. Colonel John
Miller Stotsenburg, of the Flrat Nebraska
Infantry, who held the rank of captain in
the regular army, killed in tho reconnols
sance at Quengua. was born In lndiat:a,
Nov. 21. ISiS. and appointed a cadet at the
Military Academy July, 1S77, and graduated
No. 41 in his class. He was appointed second
lieutenant of tho Sixth Cavalry in 1SS1 and
became a captain Dec. 34, 1S. He served
with his regiment in Arizona and New
Mexico from 1SS7 to 1&0. at the close of
the latter year participating in the Sioux
campaign in the action at Wounded Knee,
S. D. He was at Fort Niobrara from 1-1
to 1SS4 and then served for a few months
at Fort Myer. near Washington, goir.g
thenco to the Infantry and Cavalry School
at Fort Leavenworth. Kan., where he grad
uated with distinguished honors. Colonel
Stotsenburg then served with his regiment
at Fort Leavenworth until December, 1SS7.
and from that time to the following April
was professor of military science and
tactics at the University of Nebraska. He
was mustered in as major of the First
Nebraska Infantry May 9 last and as
colonel of the same regiment Nov. 30, lS.
He sailed with his regiment for Manila
In appearance he was short and slight
and had rather an ascetic countenance,
partly perhaps due to the fact that he was
always a very studious man. He was a
strict disciplinarian and the recruits he had
to break in during the early months of his
command of the First Nebraska resented
his methods so bitterly that they procured
the passage of a resolution of censure
against him through the Nebraska Legis
lature. Once they became engaged in ac
tual warfare, however, the merits of his
course became so apparent that in response
to a very strong demand from the people
of the State and the soldiers themselves
the resolution of censure, by a formal vote,
was expunged from the legislative records.
Col. John M. Stotsenburg was in com
mand of the First Nebr. Volunteer In
fantry, as the result of I. . of one officer
and the detachment of a ,er. The First
Nebraska, went to Manila m command of
Colonel Bratt, and under his command took
part in the operations south of Manila
against .Malate fori and the attack and cap
ture of Manila on Aug. 13. In the selection
of officers for civic positions in the organ
ization of the government for the city,
planned by Major General Meritt and put in
to execution by Major General Otis. Lieu
tenant Colonel Colton, of the 1'irst Nebras
ka, was made deputy collector of the port.
Later Colonel Bratt became ill and was con
demned by a medical board. General Otis
ordered him home, and then, as he did not
care to take Colton out of the custom house,
where he was doing excellent work, decided
to select come other officer for the command
of the regiment. Choice fell on Stotsenburg,
of the Sixth Cavalry, and he was named.
At first there was strong opposition from
within the command, many of the other offi
cers thinking that those in regular line
should be promoted, but that was soon over
come. Colonel Stotsenburg endeared him
self to every officer and man In the regi
ment, and brought the command to a high
state of efficiency. Lieutenant Colonel Col
ton still holds his commission with the regi
ment, but is now collector of customs, hav
ing succeeded General Whlttier, of New
York, when the latter was relieved as col
lector. Son of J mine Stotsenlmrsr.
Spvial to tho Irvllanapolis Journal.
NEW ALBANY, Ind., April 23.-The father
of Col. John M. Stotsenburg. of the First
Nebraska Volunteers, who was killed this
morning near Manila, is Judge John II.
Stotsenburg, of this city. Judge Stotsen
burg this afternoon received a telegram
from Assistant Adjutant General Carter at
Washington that General Otis had cabled
news of the death, which occurred this
morning In battle near Malolos. No further
particulars were received. Colonel Stot?en-
burg was born in this city forty years ago,
and he leaves a wife, formerly Miss Mary
Latourette, daughter of Rev. James
Latourette, chaplain in the regular army,
who died In Indianapolis. She went to Ma
nila last fall and has been engaged with
the wives of other officers in nursing wound
ed soldiers. Their two daughters, Jane,
aged ten, and Laura, aged eight, are living
with Judge Stotsenburg. Colonel Stotsen
burg leaves a brother, Evan B. Stotsenburg,
an attorney, and two sister?. Misses Laura
and Alice Stotsenburg, all of this city. Col.
Stotsenburg graduated from the New Al
bany High School in 1ST, being salutatorian
of his class. He was appointed to a cadet
ship at West Point by Congressman Blck
nell. of the New Albany district, in 1S77, and
graduated In 1SS1. In 1SS2 he was In the
White mountain Apache campaign, being
In charge of the Indian scouts. From li
to 1SS7 he was in the campaign against
Geronlmo and was also in the Sioux cam
paign. His last visit to this city was about
two years ago.
Slston AVa a Printer.
COLUMBUS, Neb., April 23. Lieutenant
Lester E. Sisson, killed to-day at Manila,
was born .in this county and his parents
reside at SU Edward, Just over the Boone
county line. He had resided here for about
five years beforo leaving last April with
Company K. He was a printer by trade and
was working on tho Times In this city when
the call for volunteers was made. He was
twenty-three years old. He was a member
of the Whitmeyer Rifles for two years be
fore enlisting. Ho has a younger brother
in the service
WELL lOWX HERE.
One of the Most Popular Member of
Col. John M. Stotsenburg. of the Nebraska
regiment, who was yesterday killed at Ma
nila, is well known In this city and State.
although but few connected the Nebraska
colonel with the New Albany man when
the news of his death was received. In
the Legislature of 1D3 he was one of the
most prominent members and was a. Demo
cratlc leader. He represented Floyd coun
ty, and not many people In this city have
known that he bad left that place. He was
a most clean cut member, was companion
able and very popular with the member
of both sides of the House. There was a
striking' resemblance of his features to
those of Napoleon and he was a man wh j
attracted general attention wherever bo
The news of his death will cause most
profound regret, not only to a host of
frl;nds in this city, but throughout the
The Filipino Well Supplied.
LONDON, April 21.-The Madrid corre
spondent of the Dally Mail say;: "A Span
ish prisoner recently released by the Fili
pinos says that the insurgent! have 50,00
rifles and plenty of ammunition and SCO
pieces of artillery, some of them of the
latest pattern of quick-firing guns. Accord
ing to his description of the fituation they
have established two large cartridge fac
tories, and as it Is impossible for the Ameri
cans to blockade such a coast as that of
Luzon the Filipinos can easily procuro from
abroad everything they require. The in
formant asserts that Chinese, European and
even American merchants doing business in
China are helping the Filipinos in this way."
OlU's Weekly Death Report.
WASHINGTON, April 23. The weekly
death report from General Otis received to
day is as follows:
Following deaths since last weekly re
port from wounds In action: April IS.
Joseph Oraboweky, private. Company C,
Fcurlh Cavalry; April is. Archie A Aldrich,
private. Company E, First Colorado; April
10, Bruce I Macey. private. Company C,
First Nebraska. Drowned, accidental.
Arll 21, John Montgomeiy. sergeant. Com
(Continued on Second Pasc!
IS IT POM
DR. n. E. PATTOX MAKE DEATHBED
CHARGE AGAINST HIS WIFE.
D Inir Terre Hnute Physician Calls la
Coroner nnd Proseeutor for
WIFE GONE THREE MONTHS
SHE WAS THE WEALTHV WIDOW
CAl'LKISS, OF .EW MARKET.
Has Sued the Doetor for n. Divorce,
Claiming; He Was a- Drunkard and
Wanted Her Money.
ELI FISHER'S SAD JOURNEY
GONE TO MOXTAA TO TRY TO SAVC
A S0 FRO 31 THE CALLOWS.
Finding of Daby's Skeleton at Cory-
don Reveals a Crime Twenty
Year Old State Xeni.
Srial to the Indianapolis Journal.
TERRE HAUTE. Ind.. April 23. Dr. B,
E. Patten, who is thought to be dying, last
night sent for the coroner and the prose
cuting attorney to make an ofnciil state
ment of his belief that he is dying from the
effects of a slow poison Riven py his wife
before she left him three months ago. Ha
asked the coroner to make a post-mortem
examination of his body to trace the poison
and the coroner has promised to do eo In tho
event of death. Coroner Willis says that
three weeks ago Dr. Patten tnt for him
and told the same story, and that consider
ing all the circumstances, it is a case that
should be thoroughly investigated.
Dr. Patten came here two years ago from
Indianapolis, where he had been only a
short time, after a long practice In Mexico.
He was a specialist and made a reputation
by alleged cures of cancer by treatment he
learned in Mexico, in the use of herbs and
roots. Less than a year ago he married the
widow Caulklns, of New Market. Mont
gomery county, worth 5100,000, it Is said,
and who unquestionably owns some valua
ble farms in that county. Three months ago
she left the doctor and sued for divorce,
alleging that the doctor is a drunkard and
had tried to obtain her property. At the
time of the separation ho was sick and had
been for some days. He now says she had
given him unknown medicine and that he is
dying from its effects. IIe claims to have
witnesses to corroborate much of hh story
and wants the autopsy to complete iL Dr.
Stunkard, late surgeon major of the One-hundred-and-Iifty.-n'ntli
India ji, has' been
attending the doctor and says Utat he has
repeatedly told the story and that he. Dr.
Stunkard, does not know what to make of
It as Dr. Patten is rational and the story if
consistently told. The physicians who have
examined Dr. Patten say he has enlarge
ment of the heart and that he will surely
die. Mrs. Patten had been three times mar
ried before she married Dr. Patten.
An Associated Press dispatch says: Dr.
B. E. Patten, a physician who is known
throughout three states as a specialist in
the euro of cancer, and who is the propri
etor of a large sanitarium in this city, is
lying at the point of death from the effects
of arsenic and chloroform poison which he
claims was administered by his wife. For
some months past the physician has been
materially losing strength, until a few day
ajo he was unable to attend hi practice.
He was compelled to seek his bed, and now
lies under the caro of three physicians, who
state that his chances for recovery are very
slight. Since his Wnos forced him to take
to his bed the rbytlcian has reiterated time
and again in the hiring of his brother phy
sicians that his wife was the cause 6f his
condition. The attending physicians were
inclined to believe at first that their pa
tient was mildly Insane on the subject, but
were at last led to believe that there might
be sonw truth in his statements. Late last
night tho invalid asked that the prosecutor
and coroner be summoned, and this was
done. A sworn statement was made by tho
dying man and taken down by both the
coroner and prosecutor. In addition. Dr.
Patten requested that a post mortem be
LOOKS HAD FOR FISHER.
Ill Father fioe to Montana to Ap
penl to the Governor.
imperial to the Indianapolis Journal.
KOKOMO, Ind., April n.-Cchin Fi?her,
father of Ell Fisher, the Kokomo boy con
demned to bang at LewLstown, Mont., Fri
day, May 12, will leave for Montana to
morrow in the hoje of sa-ving his son from
the gallows. He takes with him a check for
$23-), contributed by hi neighbor, to em
ploy counsel to work for a new trial. Mr.
Fisher is a ioor man. He aill save his
boy if he can and If he fails he will bring"
the body home after the execution. A letter
just received from the convicted boy glvts
the particulars of his trouble, Lart fall
young Fisher, on the advice of his father,
started for Washington State, where an
uncle had offered him work, riding as far
as his money would take him, then working
until he earned money to carry him on.
Reaching Montana he fell in with Wllllamj
and Thomas Calder, brothers, who indued
him to accompany them on a hunting trip
In the mountains sixty miles from civiliza
tion. During the hunt they came on two
sheep herders named Allen and Iee anl the.
elder Calder proposed to' kill them and run
off the sheep and sell them. Young F1her
objected to the atrocious proposition, where
upon a revolver was tlinist into his face
with the remark: "You are with us now
and you will do Just as we say."
Fisher tried to escape from the cutthroats,
but ull the ranchmen he saw stood In with
the Calderr.. He realized then that he was
to be ued as the catVpaw for one of the
worst gangs of outlaws and assacslns that
ever terrllled the West. The boy was in a
death trap with no hope of escape. It
turned out Just as he feared. The Caldera
killed the herders and turned the dead
bodies over to Fiher while th-y drove off
with the sheep and pold them. The remains
were sewed up In blankets and secreted.
Afterwards F1?her and Thomas Calder built
a fire of logs and cremated the todies. At
the trial the Calders put the blame all on
young Fisher and a Jury of herders an4
ranchmen found him guilty, sentencing hlrn
to hang Friday, May II rrlend'ess in a
strange land young Fisher stood no show
at all in th trial and It took the hard!
kind of work to prevent a lynching. He haj