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TALE OF HORROR.
A Terrible Crime in Indiana Most
A BRUTAL MURDER AND RAPINE,
For Which Five Villains Paid the Pen
alty with Their Lives.
INFURIATED CONDUCT OF MOB.doomed
One Victim Carved Into] Fragments
and Torn Limb from Limb.
THE HANGING DONE DECENTLY,
And the Four Devils Swung Up In a
Style Worthy of a Profes
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
MOUNT VERNON, Ind., Oct. 12.This city has
Bince yesterday been in the wildest state of ex
citement over one of the most disgusting
crimes and tragic ravages which ever startled a
people in any city. The Associated PresB re
ports tell elsewhere how eight negroes, lawless
and drunk, last Monday night, gained admis
sion to a house of ill-fame near the outskirts
of the town, demanded money from the girls,
plundered the house, and then, huddling the
girls into one room and putting out the lights,
holding their pistol at the girls heads and com
pelling them to submit to their loathsome em
braces, each one after another, for an hour,
during which the girls were not allowed to
speak or utter a sound on pain of death. The
villains lived in Belleville,in the negro quarter.
Jim Good, Jeff Hopkins, Edward Warner and
Wra. Chambers were arrested Wednesday and
put in jail, the arrests being kept as quiet as
possible order to
On Friday morning, Deputy Sheriff A. S.
Thomas, Deputy Marshal Ed Hayes and Con
stables Wm, llussell and Charles Baker went to
the house of Dm Harris, a negro 60 years old,
whose son, Don Harris, Jr., was to be appre
hended on a warrant of being one of the rav
ishers. Here Thomas
WAS gsHOT DEAD.
After thiee hours' struggle old man Harris
was secured, but his son escaped. When the
officers took old Harris to jail, about 6 o'clock,
they found a great crowd of people armed with
pistols and guns, hungering for the lives of
the men in jail and for Harris. Several of
themSattackedjHarns as he was carried through,
and nearly succeed in shooting him, and but
tor the excitement elsewhere which diverted
them, they would have done so. The officers
put him in jail, and Hayes, Jim Dunn, Baker
and others, locked themselves in, armed to the
teeth, and defied the mob which was howling
outside and demanding entrance. At 8 o'clock
last evening several hundred citizens started
out of the city and assembled in a dark woods
half a mile out on the railroad, where 100 long
black masks were ready. They spent an hour
preparing for their woik and taking an oath of
secrecy. During this interim a GLOBE reporter
went into jail with Ed. Hayes, marshal, and
talked with the
I the corridor lay old Harris, lean and
bloody, with lowzy whiskers. He was unable
to talk above a whisper from the loss of blood.
His right arm was shot to pieces and loads of
shot in his side had nearly done the work. He
raised one ,irrn and said he had done the shoot
ing which killed Thomas, but thought the men
who came were Geo. Daniels and Henry Jones,
who had threatened to kill him. He reluctantly
admitted things which placed his guilt beyond
the shadow of a doubt. Jeff Hopkins, a tall
black brute, 42 years old, was next interviewed.
He denied his guilt. Wm. Chambers, the third
man, had just been acquitted of the murder of
Pat Mcllullen, at Grand Chain last winter.
Jim Good, who has just been pardoned for
rape, a villainous looking six-tooter, magnifi
cently built, denied inthemo3t solemn manner
his connection with the affau. Edwards, the
last of the nve, was a young, slim, slouchy
looking boy oi 21, coal black, and cool as a
cucumber. When called to his cell door
HE QUIT PKAYINO
in a monotonous voice and told the reporter in
a calm and even tone that he was not in the
crowd that ravished the women. Old Harris
alone presented a pitiable appearance, looking
weak and sick. Cool and unmoved he lay on
the pallet without uttering a sound, while the
other four locked in the hrst cell from the door
were kneeling on the floor with heads bowed to
the wall, praying in loud, monotonous, and
thrilling tone of a camp meeting. As your re
porter concluded the interview the
CHACKING OF A PISTOL
was heard, and Ed. Hayes, throwing open the
door, said: "Let's skip, boys, there's murder
on hand." For ten minutes it seemed to be a
false alarm, but then was heard the steady
tramp of 200 men, the best young men of the
county physically, and probably in reputation,
marched up the street and filed by twos into
the yard and up to the guards without a word.
Every man had on a
LONG BLACK MASK.
The guards were sized, when a volley of pistol
and gun shots was fired, and several officers
were wounded. The keys of the doors were
taken from Hayes, and the masked men enter
ed the corridor. With cold-chisels, sledge-ham
mers and crow-bars the doors were opened.
While the awed and expectant crowd were
"waiting outside a
was committed on the interior. The surging
crowd, rendered desperate by the slow destruc
tion of the iron door, had, with hushed voices,
and almost by glances, agreed upon an
for Thomas. The old man Harris who lay upon
his pallet like one indfferent to his end was
suddenly surrounded by men from whose
hearts all human feeling seemed to have fled.
Without a word he was seized, a hand clutched
about his throat to stifle any scream, and a
knife plunged into his heart. In five minutes
BODY WAS OUT TO PIECES
like a hog, head, arms, legs, all separated, and
a sickening mass of human flesh thrown into
the privy. So quickly was the awful act per
petrated that not a soul knew of its commis
sion until after the dread culmination of the
nights horrid work. In forty minutes from
the opening of the front door this crime was
committed, and in five minutes more the cell.'
door yielded the chisel and sledge^ and with a
crash the heartless crowd were in and had
BOPES AND TWINE
had been prepared, and in five minutes each of
the four had his wrists tied tightly behind his
back and a rope thrown about his neck. The
men uttered not a word of pleading
nor faltered an instant. At five minutes be
fore 11, the little group at the jail door received
orders and the masked guards again waved back
the crowd which had began to struggle into the
yard. A minute later a little procession
emerged from the jail door. The gloomy pro
cession moved to a fence on the south side of
the square, juBt where the massive portico of
the splendid new
TEMPLE CF JUSTICE
and mersy looked upon the scene which
mocked its pretensions and stained its portals.
There stood three locust trees within ten feet
of the fence. The four men were led under the
whose branches reached out ready for the work.
The rope about Jeff. Hopkins' neck was thrown
over the limb at the first trial, but the others
caught in the leaves, and three or four minutes
was spent in having the men climb the tree
and put the ropes over. Not a word was said
yet except by the prisoners, who were
but stood asjfirm'as rocks in the street. In
front a dense crowd was drawn up, patroled in
front by masked men with gleaming pistols,
and as far as sound was concerned, the whole
might have been a
GHASTLY DBEAM OB VISION.
Although Hopkins' executioners were ready,
they seemed to falter, and JimJGoode was the
first to be pulled up. As the man who pat the
rope over finished his task, he caught the end,
and holding ,it, swung from the limb to the
ground. The tension caught Goode and pulled
him on tip-toe. When the executioner re
leased his hold Goode fell back on the rope and
could not be lifted. He had fainted, and his
death was painless. Five men seized the rope
and swung him up three feet clear, and tied the
end to the fence-post nearest. Another mo
ment and Hopkins and Warner went up in a
similar manner. There was not a
tremor or twitch. Bill Chambers
was still on terra firma, and at
first pull broke the fragile limb and he fell
back to the earth. The rope was run through
the forks oi" the tree and was pulled up by
strong arms and held and
THE DEED WAS DONE.
Ten minutes had not passed, and but for the
breaking of the limb it would have been done
in three. After hanging fifteen minutes the
crowd were admitted to the yard to gaze on the
bodies which were left hanging. The masked
men disappeared like ghosts, and the crowd
quietly left, after viewing the scene, and the
town was as quiet ae the grave. It was the
most respectable hanging for years.
Western Associated Press.]
A TERRIBLE MOB.
EvANSViiiLE, Ind., Oct. 12.Monday night
seven negioes entered a house of ill fame at
Mount Vernon, eighteen miles distant, and by
threats and violence succeeded in ravishing
five white women living there. Four of the
negroes were arrested night before last.
Deputy Sheriffs Thomas and Hayes went to the
residence of Dan Harrison, father of one of the
three missing ones, to make an arrest of his
son. Dau Harrison resisted their entrance to
the house and shot Deputy Thomas, killing him
instantly. Deputy Hayes shot the old man,
shattering his arm. The news spread rapidly,
and soon a mob of several hundred men sur
rounded the jail where old man Har
rison had been taken to keep com
pany with th four previously
incarcerated. The jail is very insecure, and
the mob surrounded it to prevent the prisoners
being brought to this city for safe keeping.
Heaung that militia had been ordered from
EvansviUe the 9:20 A. train west was stopped
by the mob a mile this side of Alt. Vernon and
searched. Finding no soldiers, the train was
permitted to pass on. The crowd around the
jail increased in proportions toward night.
The telegraph operator was run out of his
office at 9.30 P. M. About 100 men in long
black masks proceeded to the jail at 1 o'clock,
took the four prisoners arrested Tuesday and
hung them in the jail yard. The old man
Hanison was cut to pieces and thrown down
a privy vault. After perpetrating the horrible
deed the mob dispersed and the streets are
GLASS WORKS BURNED.
PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 12.The Hero glass
works, owned and occupied by Wm. A. Leavitt,
at Ced.ir and Armingo streets, was partially
burned early this morning. The loss is esti
mated at $70,000 insured for $20,500.
ESCAPE OF JAIL BIRDS.
KOOHESTER, N. Y., Oct. 12.Twenty or more
prisoners escaped from the jail by boring
through the wall and scaling the enclosure.
The gang includes the worst burglars in the
CINCINNATI, Oct. 12.Deputy Marshal How
ell and Cochran are to-day en route to Louis
ville with eight Kentuck moonshiners, among
them the noterious Isaac Jenkins, who was
shot by Howell a few weeks since while en
deavoring to escape. The outlaws are in a very
destitute condition, and the citizens of Mays
ville, where they were temporarily placed, con
tributed clothing, etc., to relieve their imme
BRIDGE BUILDERS KILLED.
CHICAGO, Oct. 12.Yesterday afternoon
Thomas Jones and David Sheehan were instant
ly killed by the falling of some heavy timbers
of a bridge upon which they were working.
ROBBED BY ROAD AGENTS.
FOBT KENNY, Wy., Oct. 12.Trabing'B ranche
on Crazy Woman creek, twenty-eight miles
north of this post, was entered by road agents,
eight in number, last night at 8 o'clock. Sev
eral persons were in the store at the time, but
no resistance was offered. One United States
horse was taken and the store robbed of every
thing valuable and carried away on twelve pack
A $12,000 BLAZE.
DETROIT, Mich., Oct. 12.A Free Press spe
cial from Battle Creek, Mich., says a drug store,
dwelling house, millinery shop, agricultural
building and barn was destroyed by fire this
morning in Bedford township. Total loss $12,-
000 small insurance. Origin of fire un
COLLETT 'S TRIAL.' I
SALT LAKE Utah. Oct. 12.The trial of Col
lett for complicity in the Aiken murder is still
progressing. Nothing in the evidence to show
that Collett did any killing. The evidence for
JEROME PARK RACES.
NEW YORK, Oct. 12.At Jerome fPark to-d$
the annual sweepstakes, two miles, was won by
Duke of Magenta, Garrick 2d, Spartan 3?
The Jerome Park home bred stakes for tvo
year old colts, three-quarters of a mile-Wife
won by Regardless Colt, Relentless Colt 2d,
McGrath'sMaryAnn3d. Time, 1:20}^ Cedric
ran away before the start, ana covered three
miles before the rider could rein him up. He
was then withdrawn.
Two and a half mile dash was won by Paiole,
The three-quarter mile dash was won by
Startle, Biother to Caba, the favorite, 2d,
Liban 3d. Time, 1-20.
The steeple chase, over the usual course, was
won by Pioblem, Deadhead 2d. The other
Btarters did not finish.
RUNNING AT NASHVILLE.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 12.Sixth day's
racesFirst race, colt and filley stake, for two
year olds $50 entrance, half forfeit, $400
added $100 to second fourteen entries.
Spendthrift, Saigenfs entry, was the favorite
at long odds against Lord Murphy, the only
other eoterer. The foimer won the race easily
Second race, Sewanee stake, for three year
olds $50 entrance, p. p. $600 added $100 to
second horse two mile heats three starters.
Won easily by Fairfield in two straight heats,
Camrnie second, Jim Bell third. Time,
Third race, consolation purse, for beaten
horses $125tofiist $25 to second dash of a
mile and a quarter. After an exciting contest
between Bonnie Casca and Bailie Polk, the race
was won by the latter, Edinburg third, Water
Witch fouith. French pools paid $133 on the
TROTTING AT LEXINGTON.
LEXINGTON, Ky., Oct. 12.The Trotting
Horse Breeders' association had fine weather, a
fine attendance and a muddy track for the last
day of their meeting. The first lace was the
2.30 class, with six starters. Summary:
Ettie Jones 1
Red Bird 2 3 3
Fannie Robinson 3 4 2
Eagle Boy 4 2 6
O.Monroe 5 6 5
Leedy Monroe 6 5 4
Time: 2-36)4', 2:37)4, 2:33)4.
The second race was for the 2:24 class. Fol
lowing is the summary:
Postboy 1 2 1 0 0 1
Glendale 2 1 2 0 0 2
Orange Girl 3 3 3 dr.
Time: 3:38%, 2:31, 2:33)4, 2:31%, 2:36,
2:38)4. The fourth and fifth heats between
Postboy and Glendale were in very fast time,
considering the track. The last heat would
probably have terminated in the same way but
Glendale broke badly enough to lose the heat
Balls and Cite.
1 SEXTON DEFEATED BY RUDOLPH.
NEW YORK, Oct. 12.In the billiard match
to-night, 500 points, between Sexton and Ru
dolph, the latter had made 51 to the former's
28, when Sexton added 216 points in one run
and a little later waB 428 to 391 for Rudolph,
who then ran out, defeating Sexton.
Suit Against the Bonanza Kings.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 12.In the Twelfth dis
trict court to-day Jno. H. Burk filed a complaint
as a stockholder in the Consolidated Virginia
Mining company, against Jno. W. MacKay,
Jas. C. Flood, James G. Fair, and The Pacific
Wood, Lumber and Flume company, to recover
$4,000,000 of property of the Consolidated
Virginia company, alleged to have been illegally
converted to their own use by defendants.
This is one of a number of suits to be com
menced instead of the recent $35,000,000 Buit,
and are intended to cure defects that suit
found by the court in sustaining the demurrer
of defendants in the former action, that there
was a misjoinder of parties and oauses.
ST. PAUL, SUNDAY MORNItfG, OCTOBER 13, 1878.
defense, that the corpse although found could
not be identified, and ,that Collett was on a
mission in Idaho at the time.
TIMBER THIEVES SENTENCED. JJJU
Forty or fifty men convicted at Maladi,
Idaho, for cutting timbtrfor the Utah Northern
railroad, on the Bannock reservation, were ten
tenced to aggregate fines of about $9,000 Ind
six months imprisonment. This action debys
the progress of the railroad. Old Indites
squaws and pappose3 of the Bannock torfbe,'
have been maintained on the reservation this
summer, while the young Indians have r*en
on the war path.
ST. LOUIS, Oct. 12.A Leavenworth, Ks.,
dispatch says the residence of ML D. Fleshfer,
M. C. Neill Clough and M. D. Slater, to
gether with contents, was destroyed by fere
this evening. Loss $20,000 insured $15,000.
ST. LOUIS, Oct. 12.A Globe-Demoe\at
special says the cases of State Treasurer Gates
and ex-Treasurer Mercer, indicted at Eaaaaa
City a day or two ago for unlawfully receiving
profits from deposits of State funds, camelup
the criminal court at Independence to~d*y.
Both pleaded not guilty, and their cases were
set for trial October 23d and 25th, respectively.
Splendid Sport at ChicaneAston ish/ne
Heats by Hopeful to "WagonTJie $5,000
Race Between Rarus and Hopeful a
CanardTrotting at Lexington andRim
ning at Nashville and Jerome Park.
CHICAGO, Oct. 12.The unfinished races of
yesterday were called to-day, the first being the
pacing race. Lucy was the favorite. She got
the best start, and won the heat and race,
Sweetzer second, Sleepy George third. Time,
Then came the special race for a purse of
$800, to be divided between first, second, third
and fpurth horses, best three in five, in harness.
Mazomanie, Scott's Thomas, Dame Trot, and
Belle Brassfie'd were entered. The first heat
was won by Dame Trot, Calmar second, MVzo
manie third. Time, 2:23J.
The second heat was won by Mazomanie, (Sal
mar second, BelleBrasBfield third. Time, 2 -22^
The third heat was won by Mazomanie, Dame
Trot second, Belle Brassneld third. Time.
The fourth heat and race was won by Mazo
manie, Dame Trot second, Belle Brassfield
third. Time, 2:23.
In the free tor all race Protine, Little Fred,
Bonesetter, Adelaide, John H. and Lew
Scott came to the Front. Little Fred
and Bonesetter were each credited with one
heat won yesterday. The Third heat was won
by Protine in 2:20}^, Bonesetter 2d. The
fourth heat was won by Protine. Time, 2:-2.
The fifth was a dead heat between Bonesetter
and Protine. Thp sixth heat was won by Pro
tine, Little Fred 2d. Time 2:22J^. The seventh
heat and race was won by Protine, Little Fred
The next race was a special trial of Hopeful
for a purse of $1,000 to beat the best wagon
time on record. First heat, 2:16X- Seconi
and third heats, 2:17 each.
Hopeful and Great Eastern leave for New
Rarus will trot against time at Omaha next
Sweetzer, the great pacer, was purchased U
d-y by Mi. Perrin of New York, Price nft
T-ffJSj ENEMY OF JTELZOW JACK
Welcome Appearance at Cairo and a Cheer
ing Fall of Temperature at Memphis
Distress and Suffering in the Rural Dis
tricts About Memphis as "Witnessed by
Hon. Casey YoungContinued Spread of
the Disease at Baton RougeReports from
all Points. _i
MEMPHIS, Oct. 12.The thermometer drop
ped to 46 this morning at 4 o'clock and would
have fallen still lower had a wind not been
blowing The relief train sent on the Charles
leaton railroad yesterday morning by the How
ard Association had not returned at noon to
day. Jerry Cockrell and his two sons were
prostrated by the fever late last night, five
miles back of the city. Mother Josephs, in
charge of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd
Home, is reported in a critical condition also
T. N. Forces, a volunteer physician from Hot
Springs, Ark. The Howard Associate this
morning sent three nurses to Florence and one
to Decatur, Ala. Alex. Kerr, last of a family of
six who returned to the city a short time ago,
thinking all danger had been passed, died this
morning. Among the deaths reported since
last night are Mrs. E. C. Slater, wife of the late
Rev. E. C. Slater, T. C. Holland, foreman of
the Evening Ledger and a prominent Odd
The board of health officially reports 19
deaths from yellow fever during the past 24
hours ending 6 o'clock to-night. Undertakers
report 7 additional deaths in the suburbs.
Among the deaths occurring since noon are
Erich Philmaurer, Miss Docia Geer. Wm.
Blakenberg, Ben Dreyfuss, G. A. Nutting.
Hon. Casey Young has just returned from a
visit to see towns in his district where the fe
ver has made its appearance, whither he went
by special tram some days ago, to ascertain the
condition and wants of the sick. He reports
the epidemic as abating at some of the places
where it first broke out, but mainly for the
want of victims, most of the inhabitants hav
ing fled. At Lagrange, Grand Junction and
Summerville, the suffering and distress is great.
The Howard association and citizen's relief
committe ac Memphis are furnishing supplies,
medicines and doctors to the extent of their
ability. The disease is spreading from towns
to the country, and unless frost comes within a
short time it is feared it will ravage all the le
gion surrounding Memphis.
MEMPHIS, Oct. 12.Twenty physicians of the
Howard medical corps leport seventy-six new
cases, forty in the city and thirty-Bix outside
the corporation line. Weather clear and cold.
CINCINNATI, Oct. 12.The health department
issues a notice of modification of quarantine
regulations after October 17th, permitting
steamboats and railroads freely to enter the
city without examination, on condition that no
sick person nor any rags or household bedding
from the infected districts shall be transported
until after November 10th.
BATON ROUGE, Oct. 13.Fifty-seven new
cases with one physician to hear from and
twelve deaths are reported for the last twenty
four hours, it is evident that unless cold
weather comes the disease will pursue its
march. As each day rolls by the situation
become tighter. The Howards are compelled
to furnish bedding for numerous poor who are
found lying three and four together on the
same couch. The number of sick is so great
and constantly increasing that the most active
efforts have to be made to furnish the necessary
attention. Our physicians, aided by good
nursing, are accomplishing the very best re
sults towards diminishing the death rate.
VICKSBUHG, Oct. 12.Clear |and cool all day
good prospect for light frost to-night. A few
new cases are leported in this city to-day, all of
them refugees who have been diawn back from
the country. Four deaths to-day. City grad
ually assuming its regular appearance. Busi
ness houses nearly all open. Some cotton com
ing in by wagons and some by railroad. The
national relief boat has returned from Grand
Gulf, where she went to discharge supplies for
AT OTHER POINTS.
CAIRO, Oct. 12.Four new suspicious cases
of fever were reported in the last twenty-four
hours, and one death from yellow fever in the
same time. All new cases reported are in the
infected district up town. Light frost this
NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 12.Following telegrams
received to-day: 'Pat-ersonville. Oct. 12.Baldwin
Mrs. Fanny A. Palfrey died to-day two new
cases at Mound Place Kocohoc, three deaths
yesteiday. Biloxi, six new cases, four deaths.
Grand Junction, five new cases, three deaths.
Dr. N. H. Prewitt, a most prominent physician
of this place, died to-daj. His hrother, Dr. T.
T. Prewitt is now improving. Weather chilly,
with prospects of turning culd. Meridian,
total deaths, twenty-six now sick, seventy
two. Tunica, yellow fever among us five
deaths at Acklens yesterday"
TANGIPAHOA, Oct. 12.Six deaths yesterday.
Seven-eighths of the population are down with
the fever. There is only one physician here.
BAY ST. LOUIS, Oct. 12.Nine new cases 2
GREENVILLE, Oct. 12.Ten new cases and. 2
deaths in the past 24 hours deaths include Dr.,
Archer total deaths 278. The fever is spreading'
through the country.
THTBEDEAUX, Oct. 12.Sixteen new cases 3
OSIKA, Oct. 12.Nine new cases 5 deaths.
BEACH GROVE, Oct. 12.-Twenty cases fever
15 deaths have occurred.
LEBANON CHURCH, Oct. 12.Nine new cases 2
deaths past 2 days.
DRY GROVE, Oct. 12.Three new cases 2
GRAND JUNCTION, Oct. 12.No deaths here
to-day. One new case at Lajrrange. Two deaths
and four new cases. Weather turning colder.
CHATTANOOGA, Oct. 12.Yellow fever deaths
during the past week, twenty-seven.
N EW ORLEANS, Oct. 12. Applications for re
lief to the Young Men's Christian Association
seventy-nine Howards 412.
Nurses were sent to-day to Fearlington,
Miss., German City, and Pattersonville.
NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 12.Charles Fisher, as
sistant chief operator of the Western Union
Telegraph office, is down with the fever.
LAFOURKE CROSSING, Oct. 12.Joseph Henry,
telegraph operator, died of yellow fever.,
The Wheat Market in Stearns County.
^[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
MELBOSE, Minn., Oct. 12.No change in the
wheat market same as yesterday. No. 1,71 cts
No. 2,63 cts.. No.3, 48 cts. No. 4, 28 cts. Wheat
came in slowly. Quality very poor. No No. 1
received as yet.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
SAUK CENTRE, Oct. 12.No change from yes
terday in prices at this point. No. 1, 71 cts.
No. 2, 63 cts. No. 3, 48 ots.: No. 4, 28 cts. Not
much wheat coming in at these prices.
SYDNEY, Oct. 12.Advices from New Cale
donia state that the insurrection is spreading
and a further massacre of whites by natives
Mini-"in ri[iriiniii i Tn.ll'jiifilii i IL7''iiTHr'ViLii'i|ki',:
Rousing Meetings at Ia qu i Parle and
BensonThe Honest Farmers Turning
Out for Miles Around to Hear the Truth
ExpoundedDestructive Prairie Fires.]
(Special Telegram to the Globe.]
BENSON, Minn., Oct. 12.An immense meet
ing greeted Mr. Donnelly last evening at Lac
qui Parle and among those present were a large
number of ladies. The large school house was
more than filled, and many stood up on the
stairs and listened. Many came ten and twelve
miles to hear the man who is advocating the
interest of the people, and they remained spell
bound for upwards of two hours and a half.
There is a terrible feeling at La qui Parle
among the farmers on the wheat ring. Most of
the wheat goes to Canby. There is the place,
where the indignation is the greatest. This iB
not a tempest in a tea-pot, but an earthquake,
that will shake the State before the expiration
of another sixty days. We must Back the
farmers this fight, or the prosperity of Min
nesota is gone for years.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
HANCOCK, Minn., Oct. 12.Another large
house greeted Mr. Donnelly at this point. He
was listened to with great attention and I am
satisfied that excellent results will follow. A
good many farmers were out and great good
feeling existed. The agent of the Millers' As
sociation.at Minneapolis,and it is said the agent
of the elevator company, have been up this
way fixing up matters. They are getting
frightened at the outburst of the people.
The prairie fires in Swift and Steans coun
ties have been pretty bad One man lost 500
bushels of old wheat, all his new wheat, a
wagon, thresher and several articles of furni
ture. The church at Clontarf, and the wheat
of the priest near by, was saved by a crowd of
people. They had nine plows working to keep
the fire from it. Along the line where I rode
to-day the fire was raging, and a great deal of
damage has been done, but to what extent I
cannot learn. I is reported that a child was
A HOAX, OR WHAT
The Mysterious Arrest at Niles, Cala.
Graphic Story of the Robbery, Murder
Chase and Capture as Given by the Stock
CHICAGO, Oct. 12.The telegram sent from
San Francisco yesterday stating that Detec
tive Henderson, of London, and Allen Pinker
ton, of Chicago, had arrested Burgess, the
Bank of England burglar, at Niles, California,
is pronounced untrue by Pinkerton, who states
that neither none of his men or Chief Hender
son are in California.
WHO WERE THEY, AND WHO DID THEY ARREST?
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 12.The report of the
arrest of Burgess at Niles, Alemeda county,
Thursday, is not fully credited in police cir
cles here, though evidently some arrest was
made in that vicinity for some purpose. For
ten days a man calling himself Henderson,
from Scotland Yard, London, has been in and
out of the city, making himself and his errand
known, which latter, he said, was the arrest of
some English criminals. Also, several times a
man registering himself as Allen Pinkerton,
Chicago, has been seen with Henderson. They
asked no aid from the local officers, and pro
ceeded sibout their business by themselves.
The following is a synopsis of the arrest from
the Stockton papers yesterday:
Chief detective Henderson, of London, and
Charles Pinkerton, brother of Allan Pinkerton,
chief detective of the Chicago police, succeeded
in making the arrest at Niles, Alameda county,
of Burgess, the burglar who robbed the bank of
England and killed McWilliams, assistant cash
ier. Burgess murdered the banker by striking
him on the wrist with a ring in which was a
lance that carried a deadly poison into his
veins, producing instant death. He then
took a pile of money consisting of
1,000 sterling notes, the value of which
was 250,000 pounds sterling. The murder and
lobbery occurred Aug. 14, 1877. The burglar,
after the robbery was traced by detectives
through France, Switzerland, to Vienna and
London, then to New York, thence to San
Francisco, then went to China, thence to Aus
tralia, and back to San Francisco. July 3d
Lord Beaconsfield sent word to Henderson that
Burgess had been seen in Australia. Hender
son followed him to Australia, but was too
late, as Burgess was on the way to San Fran
cisco. May 28, 1878, the burglar registered at
hotel. He then went to Sacramento
and registered at the hotel as Samuel Andrews,
of London. The detective here lost track of
him for Beveral dajs, but by chance learned
that a woman of the town had in her posses
sion a curious Russian coin. They found the
woman and obtained the coin and a description
of the man who had given it to her, but he had
left for Stockton, where he remained until
Aug. 30th. They followed him to Niles, where
he was found with a pair of blankets strapped
to his back and ready to start away. When
confronted by the detectives he said: "Well,
old man, you've got me atlast," and gave him
but his person, but acknowl
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OVER THE WATER.
BISMARCK GAINS A POINT IN TB.E
Objectionable Amendment Stricken Out
Thirty-Seven Dead From the Liverpool
Theatre PanicForty Thousand Work
men Have Their Wages Reduced by the
Clyde Ship Builders-Russia Withdra ws
From Her San Stefano laim as to Rou
melia-MiscelianeouB Old World News.
THE THEATRE PANIC.
LIVERPOOL, Oct. 12.It is stated there were
4,000 to 5,000 persons in the Coliseum Theatre
last night at the time of the panic. I appears
one of the performers was singing a comic
song, when a fight commenced in the pit, a cry
of fire was raised, and there was a general
stampede for the box office entrances, though
there are said to be five other doors open for
the egress of the audience. The police inside
and outside the theatre vainly endeavored to
comtrol the frantic crowd. The structure of the
theatre at the point where the crush occurred is
intricate. The exits converge into a narrow
well, and it was in this well the suffocations
took place, and the dead were piled
sue or seven bodies deep. An upright parti
tion, in the center of the doorway, stopped the
passage, until one or the men attached to the
theater cut it away, enabling some of the peo
ple to escape. A scene of the greatest excite
ment prevailed outside the theater. The en
gines and fire escapes arrived, and the firemen
loming the police entered the building to
rescue the people. The manager of the
theater, upon the first alarm, rushed into the
pit from the entrance and shouted to tho peo
ple to remain quiet, but all hia efforts were in
effectual until the theater had been cleared,
when the dead and injured were carried to the
royal infirmary. Two of the dead were women,
three boys, and thirty-two strong able-bodied
men of the laboring class.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Oct. 12.Taik Pasha, com
mandant of Bayazid, has been removed in dis
grace. Mohammed Pasha, commandant of
Alaia Dagh, has been placed under arrest. Sir
Henry Drummond Wolff, acting on the orders
of the English government, insisted upon the
*^aty of Berlin being carried out in Roumelia.
he other commissioners supported him,where
upon the Russian representative yielded. The
commissioners will start for Phillipopolis ten
PARIS, Oct. 12.The speech of Gambetta at
Greable, Thursday, greatly pleased the mod
erate Republicnns. He declared his belief in
the necessity of a senate. Minimized his
former utterances regarding clericalism, and
made a dexterous and effective anpeal to
municipal delegates, who form a majority of
the senatorial electors, to return Republican
candidates. Gambetta predicts the elections
will give the Republicans a majority of twenty
in the Senate.
BERLIN, Oct. 12.The Reichstag to-day read
the clause relative to the socialist bill the sec
ond time, after rejecting the amendment of
Herr Hanel that the law should not arpl to
meeting connected with elections for the Reich
stag or Diet.
PARIS, Oct. 12.Bishop Dupanloup, of Or
leans, and a member of the French Senate,
died suddenly yesterday.
LONDON, Oct. 12.The Manchester Guardian
says the failure of Hugh Balfour & Co., that
city, was caused by losses on Manchester goods
shipped to India and China.
LONDON, Oct. 12.Seventeen persons have
been drowned at Cortemiegla and Millesems, in
northern Italy, by an overflow of the Bornaeda
GLASGOW, Oct. 12.The Clyde ship-builders
have notified their workmen of a reduction of
1% per cent, in their wages, to date from the
22d of the present month. The reduction
affects 40,000 employes.
Card of the Republican CommitteeBlack
mail and Revenge Ascribed as the Cause
for the ChargeThe Mother and Hus
band of the Girl Also Unite in Cards of
NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 12.The following card
comes from the Republican committee appoint
ed to examine the charges against Acklin:
New Orleans, Oct. 10, 1878.We have care
fully examined the documents and affidavits
submitted to us by Mr. Acklin in the alleged
seduction case, and it is our conclusion that he
is innocent of the charges, and we are abio con
vinced that the party who lately stirred up this
matter did it for blackmailing purposes.
(.Signed) MICHAEL HAHN,
GEORGE L. SMITH,
HENBY C. DIBBLES,
O. J. SYPHER.
We concur with the rest of the committee
except to that part charging blackmail. We
are of the opinion that Smith's motives were
(Signed) MORRIS MARKS,
,--v--- ,$150-,on publishes a card to MR constituents, in which
out of London. He was taken t,n R^Ammtn weeks ago, I learned for the first time of a re
vival of this vile slander, which was exploded
out of Loudon was taken to Sacrament
in irons, and from there he will go to London.
Burgess is a noted burglar, having been in
prison four years on another charge. The de
tective traveled 22,000 miles before he caught
This is the story as given to the Stockton pa
pers by the men purporting to be Henderson
and Pinkerton. After leaving Stockton no
trail of the men has been found, notwithstand
ing inquiry along the line of railroad and else
where. British Consul Wm. Lane Booker here,
says he never heard of the robbery or murder,
and did not know of the arrest, though he had
heard of a man registering himself as Hender
son of Scotland Yard. The police here think
the affair, if not a hoax, is another affair, and
this version is given for the purpose of covering
Bobby Swin, a well-known jockey, died at
The Farm fire insurance company of Phila
delphia has retired from business. Policies re
A Boston telegram says: The names of a doz
en'more persons injured, some severely, at the
Welleston disaster are published.
The report sent out from Chicago that a
match between Rarusnand Hopeful, for a spec
ial purse, was to be trotted next week, proves
to be untrue. Rarus trots at Omaha Wednes
A New York telegram says: Since the dis
covery, Sept. lQth, of the body near Silver
Lake, Staten Island, the names of no less than
five missing girls have been discovered, through
the efforts of the police to solve the mys
The committee of the New York produce ex
change have decided that after Oct. 14, the fees
for inspection of grain for export should be
65 cents per 1,000 bushels andl 5 cents per car
load. This is a reduction of 25 per cent, on the.
former and 20 per cent, on the hitter.
long ago. Being advised that it might be well
to submit the charges as a serious question to
two committees, one composed of prominent
Republicans, the other of prominent Demo
crats, and to avoid criticisms from my
political enemies. This was done. The report
of the Republican committee is before you.
The Democratic committee construed their
power as extending to a political decision, and
gave their opinion on the point, which was not
favorable to my continued candidacy for Con
gress. In the fall of the slander I denied by
letter their right to pass on this feature of the
case alone, and requested that they confine
their decision to the social question, and if any
member of the committee should, refuse to dp
that, they might resign and permit the. m
bers TO fill their place and procaed to investi
gate it. The committee then declined by letter
to proceed further with the ua&e if confined,
solely to the social question.
He likewise states that as. the Democratic'
committee didn't touch upon the serial fea~
ture of the case he calls upon his district to ap
point a committee of twelve composed of citi
zens of different parishes to investigate the
case if they choose to do so.
A letter is also published, from M/s. Fanny
A. Palfrey, the mother of '.he girl, denying that
Acklin had anything to do with her daughter's
seduction also a letter from W. R. Wright re
lating the circumstances of his marriage with
Miss Palfrey, saying, "Acklin had in no man
ner whatever any connection with the affair."
TBK DEMOCRATIC coatMrrTEi.
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NEW QKLEANS, Oct. 12.The Democratic
committee investigating the Acklin affair say
that at the outset Acklin agreed to abide by
the ix decision as to his candidacy for Congress,
aUd they advised him to withdraw from the
ticket, but now that he refuses to do so, they
decline to take further action in the premises*
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