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THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC.
Mary E. Wilkins,
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ST. LOUIS. MO., TUESDAY, AUGUST 21. 1900.
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ALLIES HAVE TAKEN TWO
OF THE THREE PEKIN CITIES.
FILLED WITH TRAGEDY.
Seventeen Deaths Through
Man's Violence Reported
to the Authorities.
MISSOURI PHYSICIAN'S CRIME.
Platte County Doctor Killed
Three and Was Him
FIVE DEAD IN MINNESOTA.
Stepfather Accused of Murder
ing Wife and Children
Seventeen lives snuffed out by violence
Lave been reported within the last twenty-four
hours. At Farley, Platte County,
Mo., Doctor Harrington killed his wife's
mother, her uncle and Sheriff Dll Ing
ham, in revenge for fancied wrongs.
Mrs. Theodore Wallert and four chil
dren were stabbed to death at Arling
ton. Minn. The husband and stepfather
is being hunted.
Mrs. Silas Cornwall and Thomas
Wheeler were slain by the woman's hus
band in Tennessee. A Texas suitor shot
his sweetheart's father; an Oklahoma,
cattleman was shot, a Kansas City
woman killed and a child and man
drowned in Minnesota.
Leavenworth. Kas , Aus. a) Four per
sons were shot dead at the little town of
Farley, a few miles south of East Leaven
worth, between. 7 and 10 o'clock this morn
Ins. Doctor SturUy Harrington, a physician
of Farley, Mo., killed three of the per
sonsJames Wallace, his uncle, "who was
a wealthy farmer; Doctor Harrington's
mother-in-law. Mrs. William Wallace, and
J. H. Dillingham. Sheriff of Platte Coun
ty, who attempted to arrest Doctor Har
rington. Deputy Sheriff Henry Dillingham,
who was with his father when tho at
tempted arrest was made, shot Harrington
Doctor Harrington, it is said, did the
shooting while intoxicated. He Is said
to have been drinking yesterday morning
and drove his wife away from home. Sho
came to Leavenworth and. remained, over
night, going to Platte City this morning to
the home of Sheriff Dillingham, who Is her
-uncle. Early this morning Doctor Har
rington, still tinder the influence of liquor,
went to the home of James Wallace, which
Is near Farloy. ' Mrs." Wallace came to
the door and Harrington asked for Wal
lace. When Wallace came out Harrington
wanted to kr.ow where Mrs. Harrington
was. Wallace said ho did not know and
had not seer. her. Harrington became
abusive and nuddenly drawing a revolver
shot Wallace twice, once in the heart and
once through the head. Harrington then
drove away In his buggy, going directly to
the home of his mother-in-law, Mrs. Will
iam Wallace, & widow who lives less ihan
half a mile from James Wallace.
Murtltr of Mrs. 'Wallace.
Harrington demanded to know where his
wife was of Mrs. Wallace. She declared she
had not seen her daughter, and Harrington
for answer shot her dead. Harrington's
next move wis to come to- Leavenworth.
He arrived hi:re about 8 o'clock and drove
direct to the gun store owned by W, W.
Carney. Here he purchased a 41-callbcr
Winchester rifle, cartridges and ICO cart
ridges for his revolver.
To Carney he said: "I have an order for
the cartridge!! at tho store In Farley, and
as I am goln; homo I might as well take
Harrington, when in the store here, was
under tho influence of liquor, though he did
not seem excited. He had his 13-year-old
daughter with him, having brought her from,
Farley. He drove back with her in the
buggy. On reachingher9 he went to the
general store owned by Willi im Wehee.
There were a number of people In the store
at the time, and Harrington walked up to
the clerk and demanded some money.
WOMAN AND CHILDREN STABBED.
Five Persons Are Dead and
Minnesota Husband and
Arlington, Minn., Aug. 20. Tha most
atrocious crime ever committed in Sibley
County was perpetrated In this village this,
morning at 2 o'clock, when Mrs. Theodoro
Wallert and four children were stabbed to
death and another child severely wounded.
The woman's husband, who is tho step
father of tho children, 13 suspected of tho
Tho murderer first set fire to the barn,
burning It and its contents to the ground.
Also several outlying stacks of grain and
outhouses. He then entered the house by
means of a barrel placed near a window.
The mother find one daughter were sleeping
downstairs, and tho other daughtcr.a grand
child and three sons were upstairs.
It is supposed that those downstairs fell
first under the assassin's knife, and that
the others were killed as they came down
stairs, being awakened by the fire and tha
l cries of these below. All had stabs In,
their chests and abdomens and soma in tha
neck. One boy was struck by the knife
three times, but will recover if no com
plications set In.
Stubbed In the Dark.
As the deed was committed in darkness
the only living witness does not say posi
tively that Wallert was the murderer, but
thinks It was he. Tho neighbor bojs,
Martin and Fred Joel, discovered the fire
and ran over to tho house, but saw nothing
of the murderer. Tho alarm, was sproad at
once and Doctor ML E. Bushey of this city
was called. He dressed the wounds of the
His description of tho scene wa ono of
horror. Ona son and one daughter were
lying to the front room, and th mother and
the other win and daughter were lyin&ln
t VICTIMS OF J
J ENRAGED MEN.
DEAD AT FAllLEY, MO.
Doctor Sturley Harrington.
Mrs. William Wallace.
J. P. Dillingham.
DEAD AT AIILIXGTOX, MIXX.
Mrs. Sophia Wallert.
Reynolds Stelnborn. ,
. DEAD IX TEXXESSEE.
Mrs. Silas Cornwall.
DEAD AT HLOOMIXG CROE,
II. R. Chipley.
DEAD AT JEW YORK.
DEAD IX OKUHOMA.
DEAD AT KAXSAS CITY.
Mrs. Anna Tyson.
DEAD AT PIXE CITY, MIXX.
"I have only J3, and I cannot let you
have that." said the clerk.
"Yes, you can, for I will pay It back,
The clerk still refused, but Harrington
drew a revolver and demanded the money.
It was turned over to him, and he started to
leave the store. The clerk seized a re
olver and fired once, and Harrington
turned and shot several times at the clerk
and the bystanders, but hit no one. He
had started to go out. He was met by
Sheriff Dillingham and two deputy sheriffs.
Killed the Sheriff.
Harrincton raised his weapon and fired at
the Sheriff, tho ball entering the officer's
forehead. He died a few minutes later, im
mediately after shooting the Sheriff. Har
rington stepped over his body and started, to
run. Deputy Sheriff Dillingham, who wna
a short distance behind his father, drew his
revolver and fired several times at Har
rington, striking him twice. He fell when
he reached the middle of tho street, and
died in a short time.
Doctor Harrington was shot three times
before ha was killed. As soon as he en
tered the store at Farley and received tho
money from the clerk. Daniel Cannon, ho
backed out, shooting as he w ent. He fired
five shots, none of them taking effect. Can
non shot twice at Harrington, one shot
lodging in his right shoulder and tho other
striking his revolver and breaking It. Har
rington Immediately drew another revolver
from his pocket, and as he did so Sheriff
Dillingham stepped upon the- porch.
Harrington raised his gun and fired.
Sheriff Dillingham fired at the same time,
but his bullet struck tho ceiling as he fell.
Harrington ran to the street and young;
Dillingham fired at him as he passed, tha
bullet going throug Harrington's heart
and body and lodging In the door. Doctor
McKco of this city was called to attend,
the wounded, but when he arrived, the four
He found several nven who wer In the
store- at the tlmo of tho shooting' and.
though five shots were fired at close range
by Harrington, not one took effect. James
Young, a farmer, had a close call. One
bullet went through hla shirt and another
grazed him. arm.
The cause of the shooting is said to be
trouble caused by Harrington having been
expelled from the Masonic Lodge of Farley.
He was expelled soma time-ago and charged
his uncle, James Wallace, and Daniel Can
non with being Instrumental In the pro
ceedings. It is said he had made the threat
he would clean out every Mason In Platte
County for this action.
Daughter Held the Horse.
A peculiar feature of the shooting this
morning was the fact that Harrington
kept his daughter with him the whole time.
While he was doing the shooting, both at
Farley and eailter hi the. morntwr, she
Eat In tho buggy and held tho horse.
This morning Mrs. Harrington went to
Platta City and swora out a. warrant for
her husband, and It was tho warrant tha
Sheriff was about to serve when he was
shot. Mrs. Harrington Is reported to have
said yesterday that she was afraid to re
turn home, lest her husband should kill her.
The Wallaces are among the respected
citizens of Platte County. James Wallace
owns several hundred acres of land oppo
site this city. In the bottoms, and. is con
sidered, wealthy. No reason has been, as
cribed for Harrington having shot his moth.-er-ln-law,
except that ho was crazed with
liquor. After he was dead it was found that
he had three revolvers and more than 200
rounds of ammunition In his pockets.
Sheriff Dillingham was highly respected
and popular. Hi3 body was brought here
at noon. The Coroner of Platte County took
charge of Harrington's body.
One Is Seriously Wounded
tho adjoining room. When discovered the
daughter in the front room was still alive,
but soon expired. All were lying face up on
the floor, with the exception of a boy about
12, who had fallen upon a lounge. The atti
tudes of all indicated that they had died in
Mrs. Wallert, the mother of the family,
and who was probably the first to meet with
death, had been married to Wallert about
six or seven years. Her name previous to
this last marriage was Stelnborn, and the
children all bear that name. Tho mother
was about E3 years old and the. children
ranged from 12 to 20 years. For a long time
the faintly had been having trouble, ac
cording to all that can be learned, until
several months ago, when the older Wal
lert went to live with relatives In tbe neigh
borhood. He was seen here in Arlington at
9:30 o'clock last evening. Whether or not he
had been drinking, or was in a fit of in
sanity, is still a matter of doubt.
Tho whole county is stirred up over the
event and Sheriff Qasske has formed a
posse to get out and search for the criminal.
Hloody Clothing; Found.
Wallert is so well known that It seems
unlikely he can escape. Tho clothes known
to have been worn by Wallert were found
in a barn on his sister's place, about two
miles from the scene of tha tragedy. Wal
lert has engaged In thrashing, and tha
clothes discarded by him consisted of a
jacket and a pair ot overalls. They were
covered with blood. The find is deemed
sufficient to establish tha Identity of tho
Wallert was seen near Glencoe this morn
ing and the Sheriffs posse of twelve men
from this place and a number from Glen
coo aro In hot pursuit. News of his cap
ture is expected at any moment.
Last night Wallert bought earns revolver
cartridges at a hardware store in this
Continued on Pace Two.
V '1 R.Sfc SO ' JkHOUfcT
r-r ns-' Jvst S,f" -4 mrC-rcyy j&
Doctor Probabilities .Hyatt: "I
it doesn't rain we'll have a long- dry
Chinese Troops, Are
Making Their Third
THE LAST STAND.
Are Fighting to Save the
., , The RepubUo Bureau,
Uth St. and Fennslvaala. Av
Washington, Aug. 20. The fall of Pekln
has not had the effect of removing the-complications
of the Chinese situation. To
day there is, if anything; more uncertainty
as to tho relations of China and the Powers
than, txlsted before Pekln was taken- by
the allies. From advices received last night
and this morning. It Is apparent that the
Chinese troops- and the Boxers who opposed
the allies have not vacated' that part of tha
Capital known as tho Forbidden City,
where tha Emperor, Empres3 Dowager and
tha Imperial Court live.
The Imperial City proper, surrounded by
a wall separating it from tha Tartar City,
by which it is surrounded on all sides, is
that part of Pekin in which the officers of
the. Government not connected directly with
the Imperial household and the nobility re
side. American Official DJsnatchex.
Tho State Department to-night made pub
lic the following:
"Che-Foo, Aug. 20, 1300To Secretary of
State, Washington Aug. 20.: Itagsffale re
ports Chinese troops surrounded In palace
Hagsdale is Consul of tho United States
The Bureau of Navigation this morning
received the following cablegram from Ad
"Taku, Aug. 19. Authentic report from
Pekln, 15th, from Lieutenant Latimer.
Troops moving oa Imperial city. Clearing
out Tartar City. All Americans: who re-,
main In Pekln aro well, except one child.
Captain Myers, recovered from wound, has
typhoid; crisis passed and now. convales
cing. Assistant Surgeon LIppett was
woundedt upper left leg; bone fractured;
leg saved; now recovering. Tho following
killed during, siege in Pekln:
"Sergeant J. F. Fanning, Privates C. D.
King, J. W. Tucher, J. Kennedy, B. IS.
Thomas, A. Turner and H. Fisher.
"Wounded" Private J. Schroder, elbow,
severe; now dangerously ill from fever;
Seaman. J. Mitchell, upper arm, severe; now
"All other wounded and sick returned to
duty. Casualties, Major Biddle's command,
Continued on Face Tiyo.
PRIEST AND CONVERTS
SAVED ENTIRE VILLAGE
SPECIAL BY CABLE
Tien-TSta, Aug. 17, via Shanghai; Sunday, Aug. 19. (Copyright, 1D0Q, by
the New York Herald Company. Father De Hets a Lazarist missionary, has
At a villase forty miles to. the. northwest he, with. 6,000 com;er.tsk held out
for six weeks against Boxers armed with rifles and swords. They numbered
20,000. They Intended blinding or killing the whole population.
The village onlcials' sent Father De Hets word that he must leave China,
but, with a few rifles, and a small cannon, as held on till General Sung sent
word that the Christiana would be spared, but that they mustr disarm, and
Father De Hets must leave for the coast.
He: was escorted, to General Ma, at Peitsan, and na4 been thejee- for three,
days when Peitsan was taken.
The remaining converts were given one. week's food; by General Sang, act
ing under orders, fjqom Pekln.
The Boxers obeyed his orders. '
Prince Tuan is undoubtedly the head of the Boxers.
think I can safely predict that if
London, Aug. 20. Tho Japanese
cavalry has left Pekin In pursuit ot
the Dowager Empress and her court.,
according to telegrams from tha
north. received at 3hfmghal.br Chinese'
officials. These, dispatchesiatiar that
the. Empress- and. her treasure train,
protected by 30,000- troops, have, al
ready arrived at, "Wu-Tal-San, In.
Far, MUaourl Local, ralna and oooV
cr Tuesday) Wcdnentlar folrr. sonth
erly, shifting to. aortlvweatevlyy
Foe Illinois Local rains and-cooler-Tnesday;
Wednesday lrj light- to.
fresh, northwesterly, -winds.
For Arkansas Local rains Tues
dny cooler In eastern portion,)
Wednesday fair) southerly winds.
1. Allies Have Taken Two o tho Three
Two Men and a Woman-KlllEd by Phy
sician. 2. Li's Second Appeal for Peace.
3. Democrats Off for Sedallo.
English Hosiery Does Slot Fit- American
Tornado in Wisconsin.
She Wanted to Change. Her Name.
i. Race-Track Results.
6. Baseball Scores. J , j
Isolated Americas Garrison Killed by
Cuban Patriots- Not Satisfied.
War Tax a Needless Burden.
7. The Railroads.
Assaulted by Strange Alan.
Firemen Overcome by. Heat
Preferred Kiss, to- Feq.
8. Republic Want Ads. k
9. New Corporations.
Transfers of Real, Estate.
Marriage- Ends- Lovers' Quarrel.
10. Grain and Produce.
11. Financial News.
12. Part of City to Be in Darkness.
New Millinery on View To-Day.
General Gordon Answers Critics.
Outer Town Captured at Midnight, the 14 th,
and Legations Rescued Imperial
City Fell the 15th.
"FORBIDDEN CITY," ROYAL HOME, RESISTS,
Empress and Emperor Departed Four Days Before
Allies Arrived "They Tried to Annihi
late Us the Day Before You Got
In," Says Conger.
SPECIAL BY CABLE.
Pekin, Friday, Aug. 17, via Shanghai, Monday, Aug. 20.
(Copyright, 1900, by the New York Herald Company.) Contrary
to the agreement of the. allied commanders, the Russians advanced
and occupied the first door of the east gate early in the morning of
the 14th (Tuesday), but failed to force the second door.
At 2' o'clock on the afternoon of the 14th, the British and
Americans entered the gate near the legations and met with only
slight resistance. The Japanese met more, serious opposition at
the upper east gate all day. At midnight on the 14tk they blew
up. the gate and: entered the city. v
Many Chinese were killed.
The people in the legation were: well. but somewhat starved
Minister Conger said:
"THEY TRIED TO- ANNIHILATE US THE DAY BE
FORE YOU GOT IN. Prince Ching-, President of the Tsung Li
Yamen, sent word that his officers hdfl received orders to cease
firing on us,, under pain of death. At 1 o'clock in the evening of
the same day THE CHINESE OPENED FIRE, AND THIS
CONTINUED ALL DAY. IF THE RELIEVING COLUMN
HAD. NOT ARRIVED WE WOULD HAVE SUCCUMBED.
"The Americans lost seven marines killed and fifteen, wounded
and one child died.
"THE WHOLE MOVEMENT IS PURELY A GOVERN
MENTAL, ONE. THE BOXERS ARE ONLY A PRETENCE,
HAVING NO GUNS.
"The, confidential adviser of the Empress was the leader ol the
imperial troops here.
'la eleven days oyer 2,000: shells fell among; us.'"
The American marines, under Captain Myers, held a position
oa the wall throughout the siege..
Upon the allies passing the wall, the Chinese retreated
The. imperial, family left foux. days, ago for Sha-Si Province!
It, is estimated that the strength of: the Pekin. garrison- was; 10, 00:0
The legation was urged to. leawe- the city under an escort of
Chinese, troops, hut refused, fearing treachery.
The Chinese in the Imperial. City made, a stout resistance.
Alter shelling them the allies succeeded in; forcing the. gate, and
entering the. city about noon, on, the 15th.
Ths American, loss iq this, action, was. the greatest.
Captain Reilly of the Fifth Artillery was. killed.
In, an interview Sir Claude. MacDonald; the British Minister;
states: "THE CHINESE BROKE EVERY ENGAGEMENT
WITH THE FOREIGN MINISTERS.
"There is no. truth in the story- that the: imperial palace supplied;
the legations with food They sent vegetables which were refeecj.,
"The total casualties during the siege of the legations- were
sixty-seven killed and
(Eekia.eonstaQ:tji;ee,Qities the. outeE,, on Tartar, town, in.- wMch arerthe: legations;- the-Imperial:
city, where-reside officials not-of' the. coj;al, fyiehardi, a city, in Mshichi
stand the palaces. A dispatqh.f torn. Consul- Fowler; prjLntedeIpe.wher.e on. this-pge,. states that the,im- .
perial palace-ia surrounded, indicating tliat tha Chinese. troops, driven in. succession: from-the. Tarai: and,
Imperial-cities, are making-their third defense and their last one in the Empire's capital.)
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one hundred; and twenty-wounded