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ST. LOUIS. MO.. MONDAY, MAY 2G, 1902.
In St. Louis One Cent.
n Trains. Thtrr Crnli.
Ontnlde St. Lonl, Two Cents.
NOW TWO MILES WIDE GHRIS VON DEB AHE
QUESTIONED BY JURY
ABRAHAM WITHERUP LYNCHED
AT PARIS FOR KILLING GROW.
ERUPTIVE VENT IN MONT PEL
STORMS OWN HOUSE
Ilis Wife nas Him Ai tested and
lie Has Her Brother Held
Guauls Watth liesidente.
Inquii.t Into I'lactices Under Zieg-
eiiiuni Adininistiation Mat
Kesiilt in Indictment.
Aimed Men Uode Into the Toau, Ptormed the .Jail and Took the 1'iis-
ouei to :j.P.iilge 0er Salt Kier. Fiom Whith He Was
Hanged Victim Died IJiaveh After Ke.is-eiting
That He Killed the I5o hi Pelf-Dffene.
SUIT FOR DIVORCE IS FILED.
ACTS OF PRIVATE SECRETARY.
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be relir for.?- a"d a "r ppliil n.ddor. h.., lo.m.Kl one of the most tlinlllK c-H.-lit.rs of the Inrid umorj writ en
Main IVU-e'aroum the Is ml of Martinique Ml .u.mmis a.-m- tint Cm am Treeman was the bravest of the
Hnvc "and that of l.irlnK and .roia m the fae of the him apiullinc PinuiiistaiMt-s h.u fe parallel- li.
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rom:d North"! n Pat t of N land Is Black Pt Fieri p a U'o
i i'. i Coated 'Waste Manv Inli.tbitants of Island Aie
Pi- K-it-r IWttfze in Ttinitv, Where People
A i' Sleeping m the Ptieet-.
CU'ETER AT FORT DE FRANCE,
cl K 1 I IT CABLi: moil THE ST WIS
Iiei'l lIIJl-s AM) NIWv lOIlh. llEKAlSa
Polrt .1 ritre. Guailcloup1. Slaj S
(r-cij-i-h. 1302.) The steamer Llfjeld,
i hiLh jrrHetl this mornins with more lu-,iti-B
f-on ilirtlslriuc. repots that Mont
I tlce 1 tllll tr acttve
The whole top of the olcano appears to
hfcAQ mtneO tor a distance of full) two
mile" lormins one at crate- fiom which
i s"5C3 and laa are pourlnB forth in enor
mous Quantities. The lata is running in
fcn at stro im f-om tile top of the crater to
The walls left standing In St. Pierre after
the first eruption hae been leveled smcd
ui d now lie buried in sheets of lata
The sea around the northern part of th"
lsnna is DUrk with flielj powdered puriire I refused The trooj s on the island are un
store and the trunks o" burned trees, which easj and frightened
CLOUD BELCHED FROM VOLCANO
ENVELOPED TOWN IN DARKNESS.
Populate of Chateau Pelair, Island of St. Viment, Fled in Fanic and
Will Not Kcium Cloud Chauged Day Into Night. W;ts
Stieaked With Electrical Manifestations and Wa
Peen on Neighboring Island Terrific riood
of Kain Followed.
KHgstown, Island of SL Vincent, British
V"est Indies. Saturdaj, Ma 21 Another
eruption the night of Sundaj. Muj- IS.
caused a greater fall of ashes and stones
and more conernatlon at Chateau Bel
air on the Island of fet. Vincent, than r
pulted from the eruption of Ma 7 Shortls'
after the appearance of a cloud Ma ,
vhlch was belched from the mountain,
Egjptian darkness enveloped the village of
AV Hi! I2oiIns Irotn Itnin,
The inhabitants rent the air with shrieks
and crojied against the banks of the roads
leuding to Cumberland in their efforts to
(lee from the threatened danger Many per
jora had hmhs broken The darkness lasted
one hour but the exodus fron. Chateau Pel
air continued all night
FInoiI Follniril nrnptiiiil.
Detonations and smoke and lava fron the
volcano continued the next dav (Mar 11) i
and the people still tried to leave Chateau j
Belnir for Kingstown and other towns A
heavj rainfall occurred at Chateau Belalr
the 15th, the first In the district for two
month3, and the streets, huts and shops
As the v olcanlc eruptions diminished after
th- isth. some thlrtv of the Inhabitant! rev
turned to Chateau Belalr, but they are ntill
Kingstown Is longlnsr for rain The heat
and drvness here are unprecedented There
1- no hope for the resuscitation of the Carib
countrj for vears to come The canal that
suppli-d water to that country for domestic
or manufacturing purpose-) has dried up
and the district Is Isolated. The Govern
ment Is treating for the purchase of an es
tate upon which to Ecttle the refugees, and
carpenters are engaged In erecting huts on
safe locations to relieve the congestion in
Clond Seen In St. Lnclo.
The cloud that Issued from the crater
Sunday night was visible to the Inhabitants
of the neighboring Island of St, Lucia and!
inspired them with awe
Vivid flashes of lightning were Been on the
morning of the 19th and those were accom
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The number of new crater In the dls-
turbed district cannot be ascertained, as J
ascent of the mountain is impossible, but
nre apparently four active craters
therf. Bumbling sot-mis axe heard, and
- Photograph taken 1- the New To'k Herald and St Lou! Republic s special Correspondent.
tbo oi.h M.-amer to escape fiom Hie harbor of St IMerry. as lie apie.iro(l hi his
Captain rrve-imin, blistered, half ro.isud. almost ilc-T.1 oil Ins fret, aided by
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CRAlER TO SEA
BUT THE EXODUS CONTINUES.
hae been carried out to s-a from the foun
tains. Affairs in Tort de Trance are reported
quicttr. but the inhabitants continue to
flee from the island on ctery aiailable ves
sel Moat of them cu to neighboring inlands.
but manv of the citizens of I'ort d France
hac sought shelt r in Trinlt. a tov n in
the southe-n part of Martinique, out of
Mont PoWf danser zone.
That town has become so prtatlj over- j
crowded that ther- is no shelter left and '
lars" numhcis of tefup'"s sleep out dcors
j on the sidewalks or undr trees Iro
! visions are beitiR ent to T-iritj from Tort
i de Prance
I The othclals In rrt de Traite have asked
permission of the french Government to
have the cltv but their request has been
vapn- is sdll Issuing from different portions
of the mountain, and the lava is flowHg
Mount Enham shows no distinct signs of
acthltj The United States steamer Dixie
arrived here jesterdaj v Ith S"0,o rations
and clothing medicine and supplies
The interruption of the cable between
here and the Island ef St Lucia has caused
delaj in the transmission of messages.
BASSE POINT OBLITERATED.
New Outbuist Fiom Mont I'elee
Wipes Out the Town.
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. s....u. it v "ni a. lu.triii ui i tva ana
mud. which rushed down the northern slope
, ui nic iiiuumain anu swept aivav what was
left of the town of Basse Pointe New fls
surcs have opened In the side of the rnoun-
FISSURES OCCUR IN PORTUGAL 1
Emitted Tire nnd Smoke
Lisbon Mar 2S -Curious -,hnornena have
been observed at Pedroso near Opa'o, '
which ere supposed to be conncted with
the volcanic eruptions in thc West Indies '
Fissures 'n the earth T there emitted firn
and smoke, and simultaneous! there came
State Rurial Will Re Given British
Washington. May 23 With the cxceDtion
of a few details the arrangements for the
funeral services over the remains of Lord
Pauncefote, the British Ambassador, vno
died jesterday morning, are now complete.
uiu i Auiiueiuiu ie-uav Mznueu re- ap-
Proval ci tne arrangements tentatively
maoe jesteraay. dv wcicn the ervie
are to be held Weiinesday at noon in St,
John's Enlsconal Church, after which th..
bodv- Is to be temporarily depoitetl in a re-
celvlng vault at Ro-k Crek Cerretc-.
military escort will be provioed by the
-,-- Derartment to attend th.e fmiem!
which will be of a state charartpr. A lare i
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bassv to-dnv! hut thev-were n.n mmir. nnh!
j.-i -rw . rr t-". i, v5 -.tir.jns .ywff ftferJZ.' gr--r- Xfaa -sJ s-.-s, .
Tiir si - p.isrs Tni1? mopn-ing z
4 0 AND EES THIS nVKVING AT . 11
THE MOON ItlSES THIS EVENING M
1'iir Vjiksciurj lnir in the enpit, TvtCh
prolmlile nliovvrrs In xiest llfMtiliM4;
Por llllnutt I'nir vinmia.. ( mtlr In
uortli: Tuesday fnir.
I'nr rkiiiiNiiH I'rolitilile .Iiiuvitk
viiiiulnv unit Tnednv.
I'or KnNloni Texas 1 Iiiiniterstcrms
nmt eiMiier In north Vlfmil.i ; liifsdii
For Av f stern Tela Fair Jlunilaj
uml To, xtlnj .
1 Peasants Attemptto Kill ITlnce.
Grand Jurj Investipates Iuai c of
Mayor s Permits
. Itochanbtau Off for Niagira
Natioral Conscv atones of Music
HoaPting of late Shames II Partj
Grand Arm Service Held in Synagogue
I.adv Minstrels of fat. Matthew's Piri-:
Cuba Cannot Swamp Herbrlf in Dbts
Shall Starter Have a P.ccall'
Itothwell s Shoving Aa Not Impress
General Sporting News
Thinks Merger Plan Will r,e Sustained
Nite Freight Cars Burned in Wrick
Three Dav s" Visit for Trench Parts
Excursionist Tries to Kill Sweetheart.
Trom the Great Poets
MHnsleld Vexed Over Irving Affair.
East Side News
Wall Street Had an Exciting Week.
10 Sermons and Services at the Cnurches
11 Grains Tractlonaliy Off, With L'fc' t
12 St Clair Countv Bond Conference
Doctor Gregg Preaches to College Girls
Think E L Tnuman Committed Su.cide.
MERCHANT SHOT IN BED.
Mystery Puriounds Attempt on
Life of Daniel Hill of Chicago.
Chicago, Maj 23 Daniel Hill, a wealthy
real estute owner of Morris. 111. ml a
partner in the firm of Geo-ge H Phillips &
Co on the Chicago i.oard of Trade
sh erioul wounded earl
" - residence, no
Six shots were fired, th'ee taking effect,
one behind the left car. one entering his
no'e and the other shattering his right
arm Considerable mvstcrv surrounds the
Accort,"-S to 3I she and her hus-
band were asleep, when Mr Hill was
j hat before he could use it three men rushed
'"1 thc room and nn?d at hlm
Ttle ""' shot awoke Mrs. Hill and she
rushed to the vlrdnw and shouted for help
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The ,"'"cf, 1"e'Ponilc'1 ia a few minutes, but
!n the meantime thc supposed burgla-s had
i nade their eccare.
PEASANTS TO KILL PRINCE,
Intended Victim Recently Compli
mented by the Czar.
St, Petersburg, Maj 23. A report has
reached here of an attempt to as'.sginatc
Trine" Obicnskv. Governor of Kharkoff,
who was commended by the Czar for sun-
nr !r:r fhe r'otlnr nmnnr- lh nmuni.
Lieutenant General von Wahl. Governor
of A lira, v hoe assassination was recentlv
attempted on account of his wholesale flog-
gicg of pol'tical prisoners, man of whom
were educated, and who, according to cus-
torn, where therefore csempt from flogging,
Justifies these pun shment. on the rrround
that he was ordered to Infl'ct them hi- ur
von Pieh-vc. the Minister of the Interior.
Femur Daseball Magnate Denie
Admission to All Calleis
Polite Couit Case
Mrs Chrr Von der Ahe who Pled suit
Saturdiv for divorce from the former base
ball magnute, jesterdaj had her husband
arrested because he endeavored to force an
entrance to the fimlly residence at No
M15 St Louis avenue Chris afterwards
took possession of the house, and last even-
I ing had his brother-in-law. Julius Tinnin-
ger arrested for trespass Tinninger's half
hrother Mav. Kaisir, was also plaetd in
Together Mr and Mrs Von dtr Ahe went
to the Da tun strep pollee station 3ftr
Ch-is stormed the house Captain Gaffnev
releatnl Chri-. when the latter claimed
owntrshlp of the properts and mildlj eold
ed tho offlrers for taking h'm into castod
Chris thi n v -nt home and allov ed Air-.
Aon ue Ahe to accompanv him Last even
ing she was virtuall a prisoner in he' own
home as h-r husband and the guards sta
tioned in the house would permit to one
to see her The one-time ovnr of th-j
Browns has a special detail of trusted men
to wauli the house two of his own diputljs
remaining lnide all night and tAO all dav
Finninger and K liser visited the hoii"-
about S oiloek last evmlng to s.ee thei"
bitter Chris and tlie ".ua-d" had the :n
transported to the Daj ton Slieet Station
v here they v,iv locked up until Alt oi
i-ch tefer an old lcquaintare or ChrK
who conducts a saloon at Jeffc-on avtni
and Dickson street signed thilr bonds fo
fCCJ Their "ases will cone up this mom
The trouble existing between Mr and Mr
Aon der Ahe has developed m inten sui
series of complications involvin, no. I in
the features detailed in the su' for divorr-e
but ..Iso tl e title to valuab pnnn - Bi
fore fi'ing the petition for divo ie Mrs Vni
uer Ahe tiled with the ne e--el-r ct D-ed i
for official record certain deds relating eo
tilt prope rv
Chris spent a happv week little drem
inr that hi would return S ur i niei t te'
tind entrance to his home barred rle w is
near Ivinj, s Lake, with a par v of friends
on a fishing excursion Meauwh'Ie his wife
was arranging for a legal separatio
To his surprise the storm d r v as ioi k d
Faturdav night when he arrived ai h
house He resolveJ to breal In hut fTii 1
urged him to postpone the effort until m rn
ing Earlv vesterday he with line men
broke in the door and entered the hous
Flnnirger who va lnlde ,esNteel the
storming partv Cliris sajs After he hus
band tool possession Airs Von lie- A'u
v anted to have him arrested bu v as n n
wl'llng to go to the station '
At last however, she decided to do so
Chris was releised bj no ain Gafnev
and went home allowing his wife tt go
w Ith 1 im But he engaged sonic men to (
witch Xhf hou-i so he could ge in and
out and so that hi wifes relatives could
not succesful'v make an attack
Tinninge' and Kaiser came there in fhe
evening Fi.inlnger told his bond man thnt i
the- visited tit place msrelv to ill on
their sistr but Chris savs tluv tnd ul
tak possession At anv rate. Ch-is is in I
liossesslon tnd Mrs Aon der Ahe is in h
house to all ippea'-nnc-'s, a p-isone r v.hlle
Tinninger ard Knise r are pchuul'd li iyi
penr In th D,Ton street poliee eou-i this
SOUGHT TWO LIVES
ANO SHOT HIMSELF
Allie PettA, a Disappointed Lover,
With Revolver Attacks Sweet
heart and Her Mothei.
Greenfield Mo . Maj 2.1 In a fit of des
peration because Mrs Clara Friend would
not sanction his marriage to her daughter,
Mary Friend Allie Pettv to-daj shot his
sweetheart, turred the pistol upon her
mother and then attempted to take his own
life by fring the remaining bullet Into hia
Both women were shot twice, nnd the
jounger will probablv die. as will Pettj.
The latter were mortallj wounded Mrs
TTiend will probablv recover
Mrs Trlend's objection to Pettj's atten
tions to her daughter had greatlv embit
tered him ag Unot her and It Is thought he
intended to wreak his revenge bv wising
out the entire famil)
The affair has caused much excitement
here as all of the persons were " ell known
in and around Grecnlieid
MARLBOROUGH MADE A KNIGHT.
Succeeds. Eail of Kimbeiley in
Oidu of the Gtirtei.
London. May 23 King Edward has ap-
Timeer! the. oonferrlnc of the Most Noble Or-
, f ,. (., iinnn the Duke of Mnrl-
in succession to the late Earl of
j Kimbe-lej, who died on April S
' The death of the Earl of Klmbcrlev made
a vacancv in the list of Knight Companion
I of the Most Noble O-der of the Garter,
j which is onlj conferred upons sovcelgn
rnd twentv-live members of the high nohlll-
1 of the United Kingdom
WILL CONTINUE BUTLER CASE
j Postponement Is Due to .lohn J.
j Parle Funeral.
' Judge Rjan was notified vesterday that
the attorres of Colonel Ed Butler, who
is charged with attempted briber, will ask
fo- a continuance of the cape when It Is
called this morning It will b continued
untll to-morrow. Judge Kjan stated last
The funeral of John J Parle, Mr Butler s
son-in-law will take place this morning at
9 o'clock from the Cathedral Chapel on
News'ead and Mar land avenues On this
account the attorners decided to ask post
ponement of the case
Tiro Alonett Conple Married
Mtt. 'c'wefeTmarrifd here'
vL?U, utr Fred Frear and Miss Nannla
Pitts were married ncre to-day.
Mansfield Itrnirnileer tfce Deal
Mansfield, Mo.. Maj- 25 Memorial serv
ices were held here to-daj-. conducted fcy
the Bev erend J. A Russell, in the Cumber
land Presbi-terlan Church,
Fied W. Ziegeiihein' Methods I!e-
Aiewed in 1'iivate TestiinouA
The Grand Jury has been conducting an
Investigation of practices which prevailed
in the Mayor's office du'lns the term of
Henrj rie-genhein. and espe-cinllv in relation
to the e-sjance of Major's permits. It is
(.enerallj undei stood that as a result of
this imiu(rj. at least one Ind ctment will
be returred against an attache of the
Majors oflice when the Grand Jurj makes
its report this week or car'v nevt week
It is not known vvhnt the exact ehnme
v ill be. but the, impression is that it will
bj plain brilh-rv
Tred AA ZiepenhWn the former Mnor's
sou v as he Alavor' private secietarv dur
ing the period eove-red bj the Grand Jurv s
Investlgntlon -nd mam of nis acts have
been brought to light bv the testimonj of
wltnes.es in the last two weeks
Bemits of tines Imposed in the police
courts were ordered with more or less ten
erosltv, reduced rates on railroads were al
lov ed fnvurs v.ere extended for divers pur
poses and permits were issued for sundrj
things and ai thins In all the operations.
It i st ited friends ' the attache v ere
rei(giuzel as middlemen in the eapacitv of
voueiun. for ao lieants b-fuie permits vvre
Bates for pern ns var'd ae ording t
Tn fl Id- K W ZIEGENHE"
AAho v rs private rei'etar to his fa'l er
Hei r 7 , nhem during the latt r part
of '-Is. teim as Major of St Louis
statements of sever-tl merchants who stv
thej wre asked fo-- compensation from C.1
to S30J IVrmits for ordlnar privileges,
such as for s.gns ard alterations to show
vvind.vvs and store fonts were issued, it
is said in eonsideraion of 125 Permits for
special privileges were ,-ranted for larger
rii vciicr: sun -ui nn
V.UI.I. IvXOAAN 1(1 MBRCIflNIS.
The practice- Investigated bv the Grand
Jurv have ben commor gossip In business
circles Merehants v ho appl'ed for permits
said the were unable to obtain recognition
without being introduced bj some person
in good standirg with nn attache of the
Major's offlce With the introduction agree
ablj accomplished the rate was next men
tioned and the permit Issued
AAhen Major AAells was Inducted Into of
fice there v as not on file anj official docu
mtnts or reiords Though complaints
renched municipal depnrtments from mer
chants and propertj owners against the
erection ef slgrs and platforms over the
sidewalks and against the construction of
apparcntlj Illegal buildings or alterations
and additions to buildings, no record of a
pe-mlt authorizing the work could be dis
covered though inspectors now and again
reponed that th operations were carried
on by v rtue of pe-mits from the Major's
Ot Kltlttl.EI) 111 THE AIVIOK.
Often during the Ziegenhein regime, C F
j Longfellow Commissioner or Public Build
ings denied applications for construction
I of buildlrgs which would not conform to
J the law Occasionallj- permits were issued
irom me iwajur. mace aitcr air. Long
fellow had taken adverse action
Bumors were frequent that a certain
attache of tut, "Iajcrs office was obftln-
ing financial profit from Majors permits
In po-re cases rumor implied that a stip-
I ula'ed price was paid for a permit, in
otter cases it was said that ome attache
was reei Iv Ing a periodical Income from the
I proceeds of a project authorized bj a per-
1 mit ?iid in some enscs it was said that
permits and remits of fines were issued for
Signs and advertising devices. in public
places were authorized bj- permit, small
exhibitions and amusement enterprises
were conducted under special permits, ped
dlers sold wares on the streets bj author
itj cf Maj or s permits Inqu'rj in the fiscal
offices durirr the Ziegenhein regime
brought replies that the city acquired no
revenue from the Majors office from these
permits; or. If anv revenue was acquired,
there vas no record of It
Frequcntlj Captain Hodges criticized the
"perrr.lt practice" on the floor of the Clt
Council On on occasion he went into elab
orate detail and expressed his opinion of
It. sajins It was unla-vful President Mc
Math of the Board of Public Imp-ovements.
and o'he- officials also paid questlorable
compliments to the practice
Memorial Servicer! at Rlcbvle-ir.
Rlchvlow. III. 515 Ii Memorial se-v'ecs
were held at thc Methodist Episcopal
Church in this city to-da:. The Reverend j
E. SI Freeman conauctea tne services, tak
ing for his text II .osbua lv, 21: "AVi-n
rrean these stones?"
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Ft irrTBTartffiWrTi Vhn f TwMWB&Umi
LYNCHING GREW OUT OF THE POSTPONEMENT OF TRIAL
KKPl HI.1C SPECIAL
Paris, Mo. Maj 23 Abraham A Itherup
who was accused of murdering William
Grow, on April IT, l."2, was taken f-om tin
1'aris jail bj a mob and hanged at 2 o do 1.
ltsterdaj Witherup was arrainged before
Judge Ebj and his trial set for June 3D
It had bee-n rumored that a mob would be
readv to take him from the officers as he
was Lelng taken from the jail to the Court
house but the officers eluded It bj having
him. arraigned at the enrlj hour of 8 a in
before thc arrival of the men in town
Tms together with the postponccnt of
tlie tr il, until such a late dale, so Incensed
Grows friends that thev dec'ded to Ijsch
the n an
enow, fvtiieu di:m wiir.n
hlll OI' -HEI'IFF.
Sheriff Clark and Deputj .Sheriffs Mark
and Masteron took eharge of the j i'l at ai
earlv hour last night Lj 11 o clock tie
streets were thronged with peopl from
the surrountlirg countrj and il was pla'n
to be seen that the j meant to get Av 't, ereio
even if tluj should have to tear down the j
jail to do st.
Stephen G-ow father of the murdered
boj, went to th- Sheriff and demanded hat
he hand over the Ja'l kejs. saving tha .
the crowd illd not desire trouble, or to hurt '
anj one I ut that the intended to have
AUlher-p at anj eost The Sheriff -ef"se i
to lie! vti the kejs ynd leaded witli them
i 1 t he law take its coa-se
. tveral hours th- Sheriff with his
. itants stood at the iloor of the jail with
drawn revolvers and suoeeded in keeping
baek the crowd, and it seemed t at th
mob would have to give uo
Ainu Aims M) i'iu:i'i:i
'III MOIIM 'I HE .lII..
Several citizens of Paris went to Grow
and ills frind- and implored them to aban
don their attempt and go home The emwel
ellspersed and It was thought that It
hid returned home but iasteael of doing
this It went to the easfrn part of town
and th-re orgunlzed for an .ut.uk on the
officers and the jail
Nine men were appointed to overpower
and disarm the othcers Then thev marched
to Smith's blacksmith shop and secu-ed
sleelgehammers and iron bars with which to
force an entrance to tlie jail
Ahen thev were within several feet of
the 1cil the men were commanded to hilt
and advance no further Instead of heeel
lng this they rushed Ui'on the officers be
fore thev had lime to shoot and overpow
ered and disarmed them
SHERIFF MJ HIS IlEI'l TA
III'HT IA 'HIE ST. tl (.(.I, i;.
The oflicer had previou'lj hidden the
kejs antl refuseel to deliver them
Both Sheriff Clark and Deputj Sheriff
Clarr. were injured though not serious,
in t le struggle that ensued The el'd all
in tleir power to resist the mob. hut the
crow a was too much for them
Several men stood guard over them while
others attacked the outer jail door with
sledgehammers AVlthin thlrt minut"s
the had battered down this door then
bv hard work with sledges and bars the
broke the locks on the Inner doo-s and were
soon in tne an
I'OltAIEU SPEAKER AA HITECOT'IO'V
! PLEADS l A IA FOR THE LAA .
It did not take long to force an entrance
to AAitherup's cell A 1 irge rope was bu
rned atelj placed around the mtirdere.'s
At this juncture J II A hitecotton
Speaker of the last House of Representa
tives, forced his wav Into the jail and
pleaded with the mob in behalf of justice
themselves, their families and the good
name of Monroe Count to desist
He told them that he 1 ad refused to de1
fend AVltherup and that h would not onlv
refuse to defend an member of the mob,
but would assist in their prosecution
The mob was powerful and determined
and the offices and W hitecotton wee pow
erless to check It It swept bj AA hit
cotton and out into the street with AVlth
erup, a rope dangling around his nek
The nngrv crowd proceeded down Main
street about a quarter of a mile to the Pal
mjra Ford, where a large iron bridge span
AMTHI'HIF TWiKS COOLLV
AMI DIES IIltvACLA.
One end of the rote was tie I to a
larfce iron railing and AA ithe rup was gi . n
the privilege of snIng an thing or making
an confession he desired and of pratng.
He stated that he had nothing to sav and
no further confession to make, and thtt h
had been to ing to pra during his confine
ment in jail
In rep'y to questions asked him bj Grow,
he said that he and Will Grow were fight
ing when he killed him, that they had hal
trouble the day of the murder and that on
the night of the killing he (Grow) got rrad
because AVltherup Aould not accompany
him to the home of AA'm Graj
AVltherup said that he killed Grow in self
defense and did not know how man; times
he struck him. but was positive that he
did not kill him the first time.
AA'itherup said he did not know what De
came of Grow's watch and monej, and de
nied that he had killed a boy in Kansas
Witherup was the most composed man In
the crowd, and talked as quietly and ri
tlonall as though he was speaking in pri
vate corversation He was not nervous or
excited in the least, (did not beg or plea I
for anj thing whatever, but met death
bravel and without evidence of fe-ir.
TELIA 3IOR HE ftAAOT JLAIP
OFF AAITII HIS FEET TIEIJ.
After h was done spaklng, hl hands
and arms were tied behind him and he was
ordered to get upon the railing and jump
He replied very calmly that he could not
do so with his feet tied He was lirt-d up
Fin .4 nlnanrl nn ha tnn . S i t I m r- -ti Virion V. .
i and plnced on the top railing, where he
sat for a moment.
At exnetly 2 a m., Sfphen Grow, thc
dead boy's father. t;aVe AA Itherup a push
which sent him far out into the air and Into
He died p pnlnless death and did not make
a struggle, as his neck was broken in the
Tor some time his body swung to and fro
like a pendulum, and he hung In the air
between the bridge and the river until S
o'clock this morning, when the Coroner.
Doctor Johnson, of Madison, arrived.
iirmediatel summoned a jury, and went
at once to the scene and then order-d the
body cut down and removed to the Court-
W ho was taken from the jail at Parks. Mo .
earlv Sundav morning and IvncVd for
the killing of AMIliam Grow to which he
hous" where the corpse was embalmed and
The lnquet will r held Tusda. FullT
2C0 people witnessed the hanging. The hang
ing i en ally deplored bj the majority
of the citizens of Paris and of Monro
Countv for while Witherup was general!
lelleved to be gulltv jet mob law Is not
approved of hereabouts
Not a citizen or Pa"is participated In the
hinging The mob came from the countrj.
I'HOSECI'IIAC. ITTOnACl SA1 S
Hi: AA I I.I. l'IMEC TE II till.
Pro-ecuting Attorn-.1 AIcAUister. when
k-d as to wha action wouIJ be aken,
'I am In possesion of the name of ail
the men v. ho took an active part In the
hanging of AA itherup These names are
Mveu bj two or three of the bc-t and
mo-tt reliable citizens of the tountj. who
announcetl their willingnes to test'fv upon
a prosecution of the guilt., parties I shall
at once institute nn investigation, and the
guilt parties will be vigorouslj proecuted.
'The partieiprnts ought to b. and I be
lieve will be, punished. The mob's rc
tion is denounced bv the better elemert ,f
people I am not at this t'me able to sav-Jt-.t
what ciure th-investigation will tike,
but vou rrav sav for me that it will be
rush"d and the gulltv parties pros-cuted to
the fall extent of the law
'1 will at least convince the people of
Missouri that tl is mob was not composed
of the better element of citizens of our
Judge Ehv- of Hannibal, the Circuit Jiid
of this district was notified by Pro-eeutln,-Attornev
M" ".Ulster hv telephone of tha
action of the mob He odvid Mr. McAllis
ter thnt everythlrg th it the live could do
would be done to punish the leaders.
It is said that he wl'l call a special Grai d
Jurj immedlatlj to investigate thc matter.
AAITIIERIP'S ITTORAnV vlS
IAAOCEAT A1AA AAAS LI ACHED.
Claud E Snell. AVilherup's attomej, made
the follov ing statement.
' The action of the mob does not voile the
sentiment of Mor-oe Countv people. The
better cla-s of the citizens took no part in
it That Abraham AA'.therup murdered AA ill
Grow thre can be no doubt, but the evi
dence and facts that I have fathered tn the
case warrant me- in waving that Abe. A Ith
erup was not guilt cf murder In the fl-st
degree within the meaning of the language
of the statutes Therefore, in that respect,
an innooent man went to the gallows.
"W e hnd one murderer In our county ys
terdn, and we hove a half score or morr,"
together with their man accomplices, thi
morning Mj- client went to his death itu
the same storj on his lips that he had re
peatedly told me- in his cell, i feel quita
sjre that he told me the truth
"I slncerel hope tha our good citizens
will stamp their everlasting diapp ovol
upon such lavvl-ss proceedings b vl-iOrou--1
assisting the authorities in the proec.l
tlon of the- offenders to the full extent of
the law. our people verj deeply regret ehat
our good record of the p..at has at last be.n
The mob was unmasked and mad" no
attempt to conceal thc identlt of us
STORl OI THE C.KIME FOR
WHICH Million' AAAS II VAGEI).
On Sundaj, April 13, joung Grow went to
his father's home to spend the da with his
folks On his return the next day ne car
ried with him his gold watch, a goU ring
which he had worn for a long time und
$7 in his pocketbook. He resumed work
with A itherup. and all went on as before
until thc Thursda morning following. April
18, a few words were passed betwen the
two men about a contract for the rent of
the farm Nothing came of the little dis
cussion, however, nnd in a few moments'
time work was resumed. On the aftcrncon
of that da' Will Grow was last seen alive.
On the afternoon of Tuesda, April 22,
Gene Grow and E. J. Culllfer. living north-
. east of Old Clinton, were fishing in North
I Fork.at a place called Paint Bank, so called
from an old paint mine in that vicinity.
AA'hile fishing the two men noticed some
strange object floating about on the sur
i fece of the water In midstream, and upon
, Investigation found it to be a human body.
I They knew that the young man. Will
Grow' was missing, but from the appear-
, ance OI the nalr on the dead man.9 nead
whlch looked red, they were led to bellevs
that it was not Grow they had found.
ltOIJl AA FIUC-HTFLLLY
MUTILATED 111 HATCHET WOODS.
However, word was sent to Steve Grow,
the missing man's father, who, with one of
h's sons, drove quickly to the place where
the body was foundOne glance at the ter
ribly mutilated heOTand face of the dead
person was enough for the father. This
was his son. and he had been foullr nnr.
One eye wan knocked In, and (even
wounds, any one, of which would Uava
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