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would bo appropriate at this senson;
but, truth tn toll, wo htivc not got a
biff stock Hint we're particularly
anxious t' dispose of.
Tlio new tariff measures now
pending makes a great advance In
the iii'leo of everything woolen nn
assured faet, consequently It will
pay bettor to carry over such staple
Roods as nil wool blankets to next
season, than to dispose of them
now at a sacrifice. However, as It
hns been our custom to run a
at this season every year, we have
decided not to deviate from the
rule, mid If the quantities and num
bers offered are less than usual, you
know the reason why.
take ndvnntnge of this sale by get
ting In early, as we positively will
not offer one extra pair more than
spudded at these figures.
One Wed, .
AVo have lower (iiialltles than
those quoted below, if you want
1 case 11-1 Cotton Blankets, were 75c,
1 case 11-1 Cotton
$1.00, now 7oc.
1 case 12-4 Cotton
51.50, now $1.12.
1 case 11-4 AVhlto
were $3.50, now $2.75.
1 case 11-4 100 per cent. AVhlto AVool
Blankets, were $5.00, now $1.25.
The last number Is extra full size and
The two numbers which follow
are very slightly soiled, but other
10 pairs extra heavy 11-4 AVhite AVool
Blankets, that sold for $S.OO.
5a'Je Price, $5.75
') pairs full 11-4 finest all wool AVhite
Buinkets, the best value we ever offered
5ale Price, $6,00
1 case 11-4 Grey
Were 75e., now 69c.
1 case 11-4 drey
were $1.00, now 75c.
1 ease 12-4 Cirev
Were $1.50, now $1.12.
25 pairs 11-1 Orey AVool
were $3,50, now $2,25.
1 case New Knglund Scarlet Blankets,
'All AVool, and full 11-4 size, were $5.00.
Sale Price, $4.25
35 pairs 11-4 all AVool Blankets, (Scar
let) the best quality ever at $4.00.
Sale Price, $3,25
1 case Crib Blankets.
25c, a Pair
BUSY DAY AT THE
The Election of lloies Penrose Ratified
in Joint Session.
HOUSE AND SENATE CLERKSHIPS
Viiriotis Appointments Art) Coiilirinrit
Itcfori! Ad.iourniuenl--,llr. Ilnidcn
borgh Asks lor nn Appropriation to
illurk tlio Cinvi: ol'Smiutol .Weicdiih.
Members of the Ldltoiiul Assouiu
tion Will Hi; Allowed to .11 like Ad
dresses on the Floor.
Ilarrisburg, l'a., Jan. 20. The sennte
was called to order ut 11 o'clock this
morning by the lieutenant governor.
After the rending of the Journal Mr.
Grady rose to a question of privilege
with respect to the places in the gift
of the senate, lie disclaimed any an
tagonism to senators 'opposed to the
Quay organization. A newspaper arti
cle which Intimated that be had been
turned down called forth the Philadel
The statement brought Mr. Kllnn to
his feet, who disclaimed any discour
tesy on the part of the organization
towards the Allegheny county Republi
can organization. Mr. Thomas, chair
man ol l he slate committee, said the ap
pointments had been ma.de strictly on
their merits and In the line of civil
service. He then presented the report
of the slate committee as follows:
Transcribing clerks, (3. V. Oster and
W. C. I lagan.
Soigennt-ut-nrms, T. Lurry Eyre.
Assistant sergeantH-at-arms, A. T.
Moorehead and John Coke.
1'ostinaster, John A. Selders. Door
keeper, .1. K. lillllngslay. Assistant
doorkeepers, Cliorge M. Baker and Kl
drltlnO Snyder; messenger, Alexander
Jli'Ki'is assistant messenger, Adolph
Ureyeiiln; superintendent of folding
room, James McGInnls; pasters and
folders," Charles U. Deitz, Jonas lluber,
Granville Auble, T. Kgnn Schnll; George
11. Snyder nnd AV. M. Drown. A motion
to substitute the Democratic nominees
The following bills wore read In place:
By Mr. Penrose An act making an ap
piopilatlon to alii In tile establishment of
a free war library anil museum of thu
military order of the Loyal Legion of the
United States, at Philadelphia.
A if act amending an act providing for
the Incorporation of companies to carry
on the business of pawnbroker and the
lending of money on the surety of person
al and mil estate.
Hy Mr. Kllnn An act to declare unlaw
ful and void all arrangements, contracts,
agreements, trusts or combinations made
with a view to lessen or which tend to
lessen frt-e competition In the Importa
tion or sale of articles Imported Into this
state: directing the attorney general to
proceed against any corporation violating
the provisions of the act.
Hy Mr. McQupwn An act dellnlng libel.
This bill Is the measure of the State Edi
. TO MAHK MKIIKDITM'S GIJAVR.
Hy Mr. Hardeubergh Appropriating
$3,0i)i for the pmpose of procuring the
burial plot and providing for the erection
of u monument at the grave of Samuel
Meredith, the llrst treasurer of the United
Hy Mr. Merrick To provide for a just
and equitable method of distributing the
annual school appropriation by authoriz
ing and requiring assessors to make a
triennial enrollment of children between (i
nnd lfi years of age.
Uy Mr. Coylc Creating the ofllco of
county solicitor In counties lonttiluing
150,000 population and fixing the salary at
$2,000 a year, and the terms of ollleo at
By .Mr. Gobin An net to secure the
registration of plumbers.
Mr. Mitchell, of Jefferson, offered the
following concurrent resolution:
Whereas, There hns recently been con
siderable discussion In the newspapers
nnd jjlsew hero regarding the present sys
tem of managing the stato finances; and
Wheieas, It Is of the greatest importance
that the legislature should provide Im
proper statutes for the safe and ellleient
conduct of the financial department of
the state; therefore be it
Kesolved, (If the house concur), That a
committee of thiee members of the sen
ate, and five members of the house be ap
pointed to Investigate tho present system
under which the ofllce of state treasurer
and auditor general are managed, and to
report thereon and recommend, If neces
sary, to the piescnt session of the legis
lature such bills as may be requisite to
remedy any defects or abuses existing
under the recent law, and the said com
mittee shall have power to compel the
attendance of witnesses, the production
of books nnd papers, nnd to Issue all ne
'cessary processes f)nfl exercise all powers
belonging to a Joint committee of the.
The resolution was ndoplod.
At this point the senate proceeded to
tho hall of the house for the purpose of
participating in tho Joint session for
the election of United States senator.
AVlien the senate returned these nomi
nations were confirmed In executive ses
sion: David S. Scott, of Philadelphia,,
to be n magistrate In place of Jnines A.
Carr, deceased; Drs. Isaac G. Smedley,
of Philadelphia, nnd John J. Detwcller.
of Kaston, to be members of the stato
board of medical examiners; K. AV.
Echols, of Franklin, to bo a trustee of
the Polk Institution for feeble minded
children; AVilllam II. llbuck, to bo al
derman of the Fourth wnrd, Heading;
Lucius' O. Frazer, and II. AV. Mcintosh,
of Pittsburg, to be notaries public.
Tho committee on rules submitted a
report. It strikes out tho committees
on accounts, centennial affairs, consti
tutional reform, retrenchment and re
form nnd vice nnd Immorality; di
vides the appropriations committee Into
two committees, public and charitable;
also committees on forestry, the public
supply of electricity and water nnd one
on public roads nnd highways.
The senate then adjourned until next
Monday evening at 9 o'clock.'
PROCEEDINGS OF TIITC HOUSE.
AVhen the house was called to order
nt 11 o'clock this moriilng Mr. Scott, of
Philadelphia, moved that a committee
of two be appointed to escort the senate
to tho hall of tho house ijt noon to com
pare In joint session the vote for United
States somite. The resolution wns
adopted and Speaker Boyor appointed
Messrs. Scott, of Philadelphia, and
ChrlPinan, of Columbia.
Mr. Fooht, of Union, Introduced a
resolution, which was adopted, grunting
LAWYERS IN A EIGHT.
Attorneys KiIwiiiiIh nnd Strelliy of
Williutiispnrt, Pummel Much Other.
AVIlllaiusport, Pa., .Tan. 20. District
Attorney N. M. Edwards and John F.
Strelby, u promlnont lawyer were en
gaged In conducting n law suit today
before Alderman llatzle.,, A remark
made by Mr. Strelby Incensed Mr. Ed
wards. The latter jumped to his feet
nnd shook his list menacingly In Mr.
Strelby's face, the while using lan
guage that was not complimentary.
Mr. Strelby lunged out with his right
1 In the direction of the district attorney,
but the blow was warded. Then t He
two lawyers clinched. Both are of about
equnl bhyslcal strength but Strelby
succeeded In clutching Edwards by the
tilt oat. My this time Constable Knaul'f
took a hand and attempted to separate
the combatants. For his pains Mr.
Strelby struck him a blow In the face,
causing the blood to spurt. The court
then took a hand In getting the light
stopped, and In a few minutes both men
were pulled away, neither of them hav
ing sustained any Injury except to
their shirt fronts and cravats. The light
between the lawyers, liowever, cut
short the dignity of the court, nnd Al
derman Batzle adjourned the case.
Both men apologized to each other
this evening. ,
Henry M. Teller Succeeds Himself'-Mr.
Adiiicks, of Delaware, Is Elected
by a Convention of Mis Own.
AVllmlngton, Del.. Jan. 20. The Ad
dlcks or "lump" general assembly held
two session today, at the llrst of which
Mr. Addickn was declared elected Unit
ed States senator.
Itichurd P.. Kenney's certificate of
election as United States senntor was
signed by the speakers and clerks of
the legislature and by Governor Tun
nell this afternoon. Mr. Kenney will
go to Washington In the morning and
present his claims for tho seat now
claimed by Mr. Dupnnt.
Bismarck, N. D.. Jan. 'JO. At today's
session of the legislature Henry C.
llnnsborough, was re-elected United
Sprlngllelil, Ills., Jan. 20. Ex-Con-grcssninn
AVilllam E. Mason was elect
ed United States senator In joint ses
sion of the legislature today. The vote
was: Mnson 125; Altgeld 77.
Jefferson City, Mo., Jan. 20. Both
branches of the legislature met In Joint
session at noon today and George G.
A'est was formally re-elected United
Indlnnnpolls, Ind., Jan. 20. At noon
today both houses of tho Indiana leg
islature met in joint session and took
the final vote for United States sena
tor. Charles AV. Fairbanks, Republi
can, was declared elected lo succeed
Denver, Colo.. Jan. 20. The session Of
the two houses of the legislature held
today elected Henry M. Teller to suc
ceed himself as United States 'senator.
Topeka, Jan. 20. Ex-Congressman
William A. Harris wns chosen United
States senator to succeed William A.
Pel'fer, by the Populist caucus tonight
on the eleventh ballot, Peffer was prac
tically out of the race long before the
Topeka, Kan., Jan. 20. AV. A. Har
ris, at one time was coiigressmun-at-large.
fiom Kansas nr.u at present he
Is a state senator. Ho Is an ex-confederate
soldier nnd a "silk stocking"
THE FATAL LOVE LETTER.
Singular Death of Miss Helen .Miis
grove, of Cameron.
Shamokln, Pa., Jan. 20. Miss Helen
Musgrove, of famciou township, found
deatli In u letter to licr lover. AVhile
moisting the back ft the envelope the
gill's tongue was slightly lacerated
which resulted In blood poisoning, from
which she died. The girl had had a
quarrel with her lover, Herman Sehultx,
and lie left for l'lttsburir. As soon as
he was gone she repented and sat down
and wrote u letter asking- forgiveness
nnd pleading with him to return. It
was in sealing tills letter that the
tongue lecelved tho lacerations which
ended in her death.
In response to tho letter Schultz came
back Saturday but only to find his
'sweetheart (tying. With teais in her
eyes sh6 asked -him to kiss her, and
then they sobbed In each others arms.
Deatli ended her sullerlngs early on
Sunday morning. '
LUCKY BALDWIN'S CASE.
Decision Is Rendered Adverse
to (hi! llnf'oi liiiuile tVoinim.
San Francisco, Jan. 20. Judge Slack
rendered a decision tills mornlni: 111
tho case of Lillian Ashley against 13.
J. (Lucky) Baldwin, for $7.",000 dam
ages for seduction, during the trial of
which the plaintiff's sister shot nt Bald
Avln in court.
The decision Is ndverso to the wo
men, but holds that Baldwin is tho
father ol her child, and Is bound by all
the laws of morality to support it.
New York, Jan. 20. Arrive;!; Noord
land from Antwerp, Teutonic from Liver
pool. Sailed: Slbeiian for Glasgow, Ger
manic for Liverpool, New York for South
ampton, Berlin for Antwerp, Arrived
cut: Spree at Southampton. Sailed for
New York: State of Nebraska from
Liverpool. Sighted: Munltoba, from
New Voik for London, passed Prawlo
Antidote for the IMiiguo.
Bombay, Jan. 20. It Is announced that
Professor Halfkine, who lias beun con
ducting a series of experiments In the
treatment of the Bubonic plague which
has been ravaging the city for soine time
past, has proved the ellieacy of attenuat
ed plague virus as an antidote for tho
Christian Lndcnvor Committee.
Ilarrisburg, Pa., Jan. 2(1. The executive
committee of the Pennsylvania Stuto
fbi latum Bndeavor will meet in the par
lors of the Commonwealth hotel tomor
row afternoon. Thu committee Is com
posed of twenty representatives from dif
ferent parts of the state.
Tin Plato .Hill Resumes,
llnrrlsburg, Pa., Jan. 20, The Lalanco.
aiosjean Manufacturing company, re
sumed operations today ,t Its 'tin plate
plant near the city with i'i-unon men.
There was a lockout several weeks ago.
It Is exnected that the entire nlant will
I bo In operation by next week.
IS NOT AFFECTED
Docs Not Come Witliln Qciicrnl Terms of
the Arbitration Treaty. -
0I.NBY ENCOUNTERS OBSTRUCTIONS
Antagonism to tho Convention Is
Plainly lnilieuti'd--'fliu Secretary
illulci'i No Impression on the
Si'nntr Committee in 2ivln;j, Kv
plnuiilious of roiiture'n That Pro
Washington, Jan. 20. Tho sennto
committee on foreign relations this
morning listened to Secrntnry Olney for
more than one hour. Tho secretary,
who drew the general treaty of arbi
tration between this government and
Great Britain, made an elaborate argu
ment in favor of the ratification of the
uonty as ent to the senate.
Tho question propounded to Mr. Olney
Iniilcatcd quite plainly an antagonism
to the text of the convention, and the
Intention of senators to Insist upon its
amendment before reporting the In
strument to the senate. No action was
taken and It Is intimated that action
ciinnol possibly be had for some weeks
Mr. Olney wns questioned by the
committee closely as to the general
scope of the arbitration treaty and
staled that It did not Include tho arbi
tration of the Monroe doctrine, and was
so understood by this government nnd
Great Britain. The matters In dis
pute that were to come under the pro-
Uvlslons of the convention were
such - as might grow out of
treaty rights or under international
laws. In elaborating his statement that
tho Monroe doctrine would not come
within the general terms of the treaty
of arbitration, Mr. Olney told the com
mittee that It was well understood by
the negotiations of the convention Hint
all questions relating to the foreign
policy of either government wore not
intended to be included In tho terms
of the treaty.
ISSUE ON NICARAGUA CANAL.
Tt Is understood, liowever, that when
pressed on the subject of tho Nicara
guan canal Mr. Olney said that If Great
Britain sought to make nn issue on that
subject growing out of the terms of the
existing Clayton-Bulwer treaty, it
would probably come within this gener
al treaty under that clause which pro
vides for tho settlement of disputes be
tween the two governments arising
under treaties or otherwise."
The suggestion was made that the
clause be put in the treaty relative to
the elimination of the Monroe doctrine,
to that there could be no dispute on
that question In the future. It was
also contended that the Isthmus canal
should bo reserved in like manner. So
far as can be learned Mr. Olney made
no Iminession on the committee anil it
1st toiluv as firmly convinced as ever
Unit the convention requires radical
amendment before 11 is ratiiied.
In reply to tho criticism of the selec
tion of tho (Cms: f Sweden and Nor
way as the uniplio. Mi. Olney said that
article ten fully provided against any
possible miscarriage of justice In that
it enabled tilher party to select another
umpire either for all cases to arise un
der I ho treaty or any particular case.
l'lverything that could be done to make
tho court absolutely Impartial and its
finding just had been accomplished.
WANTED TO HIRE PIREBUGS.
li. Ilriicn HiitehiiiMiii Convicted of n
Ilollldnyshurg. In., Jan. 20. TJ. Bruce
Ilutchonson, a young merchant of Juni
ata, this county, was convicted in court
here this afternoon of solicitation to
burn the store buildings of Pheasant
and AVngner, his business competitors.
The evidence established the fact that
Hutchinson had offered four men the
sum of $100 as an Inducement to perpe
trate the crime. The fire department
thwarted the work of the Incendiaries.
Hutchinson claimed that he was the
victim of a conspiracy.
BANTAA. ATTACKS A BOY.
ng to i'ecku Little I'ellow's Kyi".
Out When IlDsciio Cnmo.
Chester, Pa., Jan. 20. A bantam
rooster viciously attacked little Se
bastian Haas, Jr., in the yard of his
house, scared tho little boy till ho foil
down, and wns savagely peeking at
his eyes and spurring him when the
llttlo ehnp's cries brought Sam Leo, a
Chinaman, to his rescue.
Sam, with a huge bar of Iron, beat
off tho bnntam, which was at first In
clined to light him also.
Pardons 'tecum in ended.
Ilarrisburg, Pa., Jan. 20. After hear
ing argument In several cases today the
board ,of pardons announced the follow
ing decisions: Frank liner, Westmore
land county, arson; Thomas Keegan, Al.
leghcny county, rape, and George Benson,
Lancaster county, larceny, pardons rec
ommended; Lucy It. Filasimmons, Alle
gheny county, murder In second degree,
application for re-hearing refused;
William Sutherland, Indiana county,
statutory rape, pardon rccomniondod.
Pcnioso's Private Secretary.
HairUburg, Pa., Jan. 20. United Statea
Senator-elect Penrose, of Philadelphia,
has selected as his private secretary W.
It. Andrews, a brother of Stato Senator
Andrews. Andrews is the editor and pub
lisher of tho Meadville Trlliune-Hepubll-
enn, and ono of the secretaries of the He
publlcan state committee. During Pen
lose's campaign for the seuatorshlp tho
details were In charge of Mr. Andrews.
Siillivmi Is Improving.
New Bedford, Mass., Jan. 20. John L.
Sullivan, who was taken 111 with tonsi
lltls hero a few days ugo, and who last
evening developed alarming symptoms,
was more comfortable today and has hod
no return of heart failure since midnight.
This morning Br. Peterson made nn In.
cislon of tho right tonsil, the unvoted
purl, and liunicdlatel after the operation
Sullivan enjoyed a healthful sleep.
Ilarrisburg, Pa Jan. 20. Tho first an
nuol convention of tho Pennsylvania
Photographers' association will be held
In this city Jan. 20, 27 and 28. Thu prizes
to bo ulven for tho best displays of
uhotocranhlc work Include u bronze lie-
uru and a 23 by 30 water color
MEN OF PROMINENCE.
' ' III I ,
Kx-aov. joiin d. long,
Next Secretary of the Navy.
E-Govornor John D. Long, of Massa
chusetts, the probable secretary of the
navy of the McKlnley administration, will
represent New England In tho distribu
tion of the places at the cabinet table.
Mr. Long Is one of the most Interesting
characters among the public men of .Mas
sachusetts. Ho hns been a successful
p61lticlan and statesman, and nt the same
time has found the genius and time to be
a successful poet, author, lawyer, singer
nnil pedagogue, thus reminding ono In his
extreme versatility of the average French
statesman who towers In the political,
literary and scientific fields at ono and
the same time. Mr. Long is n New Kug
lander of the New Englanders, of May.
flower pilgrim stock, nametl for a notable
relative, John Davis, governor of Massa-
Olliccrs of the State Organization
Hnrilsburg, Pa., Jan. 20. These offi
cers of the stato agriculture society
wore elected at tho annual meeting to
day: President, John McDowell; llrst vice,
president, C. II. ISergner; vice presi
dents, George Handy Smith, AVilllam II.
Wanamaker, ROnjaniln S. K tinkle, Chas.
K. Aoorhees, Frank Thompson, David
A'. Wilson, Itobert E. Pnttlson, William
T. Ilildrup, George D. Stlfel,- I!. J. Mc
Grann, A. P. Young, II. II. Colvln, A. D.
Hay, C. II. Ilergner, Louis Plollet, Joel
A. Herr, Samuel llcrkinblno, John S.
Miller, Hiram Young, David Over,
George llliej, W. AV. Spoor, James Mc
Tvean, Joshua Wright, J. D. Klrkpat
rick, J. C. Thornton, AVilllam Powell,
John A. Woodward; at large, Daniel II.
Hastings, Thomas J. Kdge; additional
members, executive committee, Amos
II. Mylln, John H. Zolgler, S. B. P.uthor
ford, M. AV. McAl.nrney, S. 1 Barber,
Joseph Montgomery, J. P. Nlssley; cor
responding secretary, II. C. Deming;
treasurer, AV. F. Rutherford; chemist
and geologist, Hugh Hamilton; librari
an, William H. Kgle; stenographer,
Clmiles I1. Boyd.
LORD SALISBURY SIGNS.
.list Obstacle to the Venezuelan
'i roaty Is itemovetl.
London, Jan. 20. The Dally Chronicle
will publish, tomorrow a dispatch from
its Washington correspondent saying
that Lord Salisbury lias removed the
last obstacle lo the signing of the Ven
ezuela treaty by consenting that the
A'enezuelan government shall nom
inato one of the members of the board
It Is agreed that the member nom
inated by A'enozuelu shall be an Amer
ican, and A'enezuela will ask Chief Jus
tice Fuller to servo as her represen
tative. ' Horticultural Association.
Allentown, Pa., Jan. 20. The Stato Hor
ticultural association elected today tho
following ollleeis: President, Professor
Samuel li. Beiges, of York; vice-presidents,
Henry M. Bugle, of Marietta;
Henry S. Bupp, of Shlresmanstowu;
Gnlniel Blester, of Dauphin; recording
spcietary, Cyrus 'T. Fox, of Heading;
William P. Iiiinton, of Christiana; tre.is.
urcr, J. II. Bartram, of Milltown. Lan
caster was selected as tho next place of
Sixty M envoi's Strike.
Chester, Pa., Jan. 20. Some sixty weav
ers employed nt tho mills of the Chester
Manufacturing vompany went out on a
strike this afternoon and refused to re
turn to woik unless a reduction of about
C per cent, in their wages Is restored.
Hig Kim nt ilkes-Hnrrii.
AVIlkes-narre, Pa., Jan. 20. The flour,
feed and commission house of John C.
Wells wns destroyed by lire at 11. 'M
o'clock tonight. The loss will reach fully
THU NKWS THIS M0KNIXU.
Weather Indications Today:
Rain or Snowi Southerly Winds.
1 Favors DIstilbuted at Ilarrisburg.
Antagonism to the Tieaty with Kng
land, Triple Lynching In 'Louisiana. '
2 Tho Day's Doings nt Washington.
Financial and Commercial.
3 (LocaD-Nlne-AVGr-Old Suit Decided
by Judgo lid wards. v
Common Pleas Court Doings.
Sessions of Croup 3, State Bankers.
Comments of tho Press.
G (I.oeal)-Dr. Plerson's Masterful Plea
0 (Story)-"The Man AVho Looked Llku
7 Nown and Gossip of tho WeBt Side.
S Up and Down the A'alley.
chusetts; educated in the common schools
of lJiicktleld, where he was born, then
at an academy and lastly at old Harvard;
wrote verses which he published in a
collected form, entitled "Illtes of a
Cherry;" translated Virgil's Kneld in a
style that warranted praise from the
best critics; graduated in law, and lit 32
a delegate to tho Republican state con
vention. His career as a lawyer was a
vast success, and he surrounded himself
with a home breathing of the culture he
had within him. He became a legislator
In 1S73, was made speaker In his second
term, was re-eleetejl to that ofllce, be
came lieutenant governor In 1S79, was re
elected, and went to tho forty-ninth con
gress, where he won all hearts. He was
twice re-elected, and since his retirement
lias been one of the leaders al th.e bar,
THREE NEGROES LYNCHED
John JJinson, Arrli Joiner and Gus
Williams Are Hanged by a Mob
Amite City, La., Jan. 20. Yesterday
evening when It became known that
John Johnson nnd Arch Joiner charged
with the Cotton family murders would
be lynched, small groups of strangers
from every section of this nnd nil
joining parishes commenced to come
In and hold low conversations on the
street corners. The night was a most
miserable one, raining and gloomy.
About 9 o'clock there were perhaps 250
people on the streets when suddenly
some 150 men ,on horses galloped up
to tho jail, and having found the de
puty who had charge, forced him to
open the jail door and also open the
steel cages and they took from the
cages John Johnson nnd Arch Joiner,
and Otis Williams, tho latter also n
negro charged with murdering his wife
Inst summer near Independence. The
crowd of men were very quiet nnd
made no hostile demonstration other
than to got the three negroes. After
procuring their men they had a short
consultation and decided to hnng Otis
Williams to an oak tree near n negro
church on the outer edge of tho town.
A rope was adjusted over a large limb
and ono end around AVilllnms' necK.
Williams was mode to get on a horse.
and the horso struck with a whip.
Jumping from under WUUanr-l His
neck wns not broken and some of the
men caught hold of his body and jerked
him down. He died from strangula
tion. AVIlllams disposed of, the crowd start
ed on the Ions inarch to John Cotton's
house, where the murders wore commit
ted. Johnson and Joiner walked u mile
or so when a wagon was procured and
they rode the rest of the way. The dis
tance traelleil was 12 miles through
heavy rain. There were nearly 200 In
the crowd during the march. Joiner
prayed a great deal but Johnson did
not seem to mind his fate, remaining
quiet most of the way. After a ride of
four hours the Cotton leuldence was
reached and all dismounted. Joiner
made a break for libeity, but was cap
tured before he had cone very far,
Joiner nnd Johnson desired to light and
they were permitted to have a sot to,
after which they were taken into the
house, and separated nnd efforts made
to gei a confession from them. Johnson
stuck to his former statements that
Joiner wns the man who did tho deeds.
Joiner stoutly maintained his innocence
for a while, but finally, when brought
face to fact w lib ,Jolinon, owned up
that he killed Mr. John Cotton and
Merven Stevens and then Joluon con
fessed that ho killed Mrs. John Cotton,
Miss Agnes Miller and Miss Lizzie Mil
ler. A discussion then, niose as to the best
way lo dispose of Unm. Some wore in
fitvor i.f burning them and fires were
made for the purpose, and some say
Johnson was aclu.tllj pushed Into tho
lire iiiul burned. Cooler judgment pre
vailed and it was dually decided to
hang them, which was done and their
bodies riddled with bullet.' It wns
Joiner's eurnest request that he be shot
to death and this wus finally deter
mined uiion, as wan the mode of death
which was to be meted out to Jolinuon,
but at the last moment, after the fire
had been started It was urged that
both be hung ns (Jus Williams had been,
and they were taken a quarter of a
mile lrom the Cotton residence and ex
ecuted ns above stated. .
They both implicated two other ne
groes, but suld nutlilng about a whito
All Is quiet now.
Itauk OlIichilN Indicted.
New llloomlleld, Pa., Jan. 20. The grand
Jury today returned live separate bills of
Indictment against Thomas H. Mllligan,
president; J. Holmes Irwin, cashier, and
Directors Hurry 11. Hecktel, Dr. Henry
O. Orris and Silas Wright, of the defunct
Newport Deposit bank, charging embez
zlement In receiving deposits, knowing
tho bank to bfe insolvent.
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o-f 3897 by a Muslin Un
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NEAR DIMH BANK.
A WEALTHY MAN'S SUICIDE.
Cut His Throat to I'.iul His Dumobtia
Altoonn, Pa., Jan. 20. Joseph Tueile,
a wealthy business man of this clt,
committed suicide at 9 o'clock thU
evening by cutting his throat.
He leaves a wife and seven children.
Domestic tumble was the ctiuse.
Tho Ileinld's AVenlhiM' Porocasl.
New A-ork, Jan. 20.-In tho Middle Stttd
today, cloudy to partly cloudy; wuinrr
weather will prevail, preceded by lain or
snow and dangerous southeasterly to
southerly winds on the coast, dealing In
most of this section by noon, winds shift,
lug to southwesterly nnd northwoatorly,
followed by slowly falling temperature.
On Friday fulr weather will prevail, with
slightly lower, followed by hlghor tem
perature and fresh westerly winds.
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