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News from Everywhere.
Marwood, the British hangman died
on the 4th.
Prof. Haulb,. an expert in volcanoes,
predicts another earthquake at Ischia, Oc
The Supreme Council of the Order of
Chosen Friends elected officers on the 6th
Professor- Varley, who was elec
trician to the first Atlantic Cable Company,
died on the 5th.
The New York Greenbackers have
nominated Rev. Thomas K. Beecher for
Secretary of State.
Several groups of French Royalists
have declared in favor of Count de Paris
for the succession.
Sitting Bull has declined the invi
tation to visit the Iowa State Fair. He pre
fers the safety of the Reservation.
Fred. Douglass denies that the
colored convention in Louisville is to be in
the interest of President Arthur.
The Swiss Government on the 4th re
fused to extradite Lennig, the American
student, who killed another in a duel.
Several earthquake shocks were felt
In Dusseldorf, Germany, on the Gth; also
on the Island of Ischia. No damage was
Mass was sung in the Milwaukee
Cathedral on the Sth in memory of the 300
persons lost on the Lady Elgin twenty
three years ago.
The statue of Lafayette was unveiled
at Le Puy, France, on the Gth in presence of
an immense concourse of people, including
Lord Chief Justice Coleridge of
England, arrived in Boston on the 6th and
was the honored guest of the Common
wealth, Municipality and Bar Association.
TnE schooner Hyperion, arrived at
Gloucester, Mass., from the banks of New
foundland, reported the loss of two dories
and four men, natives of Cape Breton, in
the storm of August 26.
Three thousand soldiers took part
In a parade by States on the 6th at Camp
Sheridan, Nebraska. Every Northern State
was represented. Thirty thousand visitors
were on the grounds ot the camp-fire in the
It was reported on the oth that John
R. Bothwell, of New York, with a Union
Pacific and a London syndicate behind him,
was the contractor for railway surveys be
ing made from Fort "Washakie to Yellow
The widow and children of Mahlon
Rowe, at Ithaca, N. Y., whom he deserted
eighteen years ago, propose to recover his
estates in Honolulu, which he bequeathed
to a Hawaiian woman and their three chil
dren. The property is valued at 70,000.
Little Chief, n. Cheyenne Indian,
sent a unique appeal to the Secretary of the
Interior for a new suit of clothes. He says :
UI don't care so much for grub, but I do
like to dress in proper style. I want the
best white hat you can buy n the market."
St. Joseph's Passionist's Monastery,
three miles west of Baltimore, Md., burned
the night of the oth. A church adjoining,
in process of construction, was also con
siderably damaged. The damage is esti
mated at from $20,000 to $25,000; partly in
sured. At the opening of the general meet
ing of the American Social Science Asso
ciation, at Saratoga, N. Y., on the 3d, Prof.
Wayland, of the Yale Law School deliv
ered an address on capital punishment.
He opposed hanging and favored perpetual
The excess in the value of exports
over imports for the twelve months ended
July 31, 1SS3, was $107,379,236. The imports
of merchandise decreased $23,7S3,0di for the
year ended July 31, 1SS3, as compared with
the same time last year, and the exports
A Rome dispatch of the 7th says
the Archbishops of Cincinnati, New York,
Baltimore, Philadelphia and several pre
lates were expected at the Vatican shortly
to confer with regard to the propaganda
upon the extension of the church regula
tions to the clergy of America.
A Hong Kong dispatch of the oth
saj-s the people of China seem to have little
fear of the result of a war with France, and
believe that with their new armaments and
vastly improved discipline their forces are
far better able to cope with a foreign ene
my than they were in the war of 1S60.
A Paris dispatch of the 7th says both
Governments, France and China, are equal
ly desirous of securing a peaceful solution
of the Tonquin question if it can be done
with honor. The general sentiment favored
the hope that all issues involved mighS be
admitted to tne arbitration of England.
Laura Beachler, aged sixteen, liv
ing eight miles from Centerville, O., went
to school a few days ago, but did not re
turn. Search being made, the following
note was found: "You will find me in the
canal between Heppler's and the lock. I
don't want to stay in the water long. I am
going where my board and clothes cost
nothing. I am sorry to do it. Though I
had nothing to do about coming into the
world, I can go out of it.
A set of new coin for the Hawaiian
Government has recently been completed
at the Philadelphia Mint, and on the Gth
was ready for shipment. On the reverse
of the pieces is a bust of King Kalakaua,
and the date 1SS3, while the obverse has the
Hawaiian coat of arms, motto and the de
nomination ot the coin. There were struck
off 500,000 one-dollar pieces of the same
size and weight as the United States
standard dollars, 30,000 half-dollar pieces,
125,000 quarter-dollar pieces and 75,000 one
eighth of a dollar pieces.
PEESONAL AM) GEHEBAL.
A man was killed on the 4th by trying
to jump from the elevator of the Grand Pa
cific Hotel, Chicago, while in motion.
Ten thousand persons were drowned
by a tidal wave in a single city during the
recent volcanic outbreak in Java.
The hazing court-martial progresses
at Annapolis. It seems the hazers made
the boys stand on their heads just for
Ex-Governor Talbott, of Massa
chusetts, has positively declined to again
become a candidate for that office.
Daniel Courtney, a 'longshoreman,
deliberately shot and killed Thomas Young
in a New York saloon on the night of the
James Donahue, aged twent-live,
deliberately shot and killed his step father,
Michael O'Connell, at Cleveland on the 4th,
and threatened to shoot his mother if she
Anxiety was being felt in Boston and
Cambridge, Mass., concerning the water
supply, owing to the drought.
Eight hundred of the Chicago news
boys indulged in a street parade on the 4th
and afterward journeyed to South Park,
where a picnic had been arranged for them
by the Young Men's Christian Association.
Geo. Rankin, convicted of pension
frauds in Philadelphia, was refused a new
trial on the 4th and sentenced to two years
imprisonment. Geo. "VVesner received a
like sentence, and Henry Frank received a
sentence of three years together with a
fine of $300 and costs.
The Manufacturers1 and Mechanics'
Institute Exposition opened on the 5th in
Twenty thousand men turned out
in the Trade and Labor procession on the
oth in New York.
A Washington artificial ice company
is preparing apparatus to be used for ice
making in South Africa.
H. Dudley Coleman & Bro., iron
founders and machinists, New Orleans, sus
pended on the oth. Liabilities, $230,000;
Heinricii Causcian, a middle-aged
German living near Rock Island, 111., arose
from his bed early the morning of the Sth
and went to the barn and hung himself with
A terrible stonn of thunder, light
ning and rain struck the Salt Lake Valley
the evening of the 3th, causing considerable
damage and badly scaring the people,
heavy thunder and lightning being almost
The steamer Queen of the Pacific,
with a party on board bound for the
Northern Pacific opening, ran aground
on the 5th at the mouth of the Columbia
Jay Gould testified before the Sen
ate Committee on Education and Labor on
The body of John Noonan, who dis-
appeared from East Bridgeport, Conn., a
few days since, was found on the 5th in
Sheldqn's Pond at that place, bearing
marks of having been foully dealt with.
The defalcations of Kennedy, the ab
sconding Youngstown (Ohio) bank cashier,
foot up $14,300. The bank will not lose
The Count de Chambord left G0,
000,000 francs to be divided between the
Duke of Parma and the Count of Bardi.
Queen Victoria subscribed 200 to
the Egyptian relief fund.
There were live new cases of yellow
rever at the Pensacola Navy Yard on the
Sth and one death. The city remained
Rex and his royal retinue arrived at
Cincinnati on the Sth and was received with
due ceremony by Cincinnatus and his ad
herents. The guests were regaled with a
sumptuous lunch, the bands meanwhile
playing "If Ever I Cease to Love" in be
half of Rex, and followed as a response
from Cincinnatus with "Call Me Thine
Own." There was a grand procession and
a right royal time generally.
A relief committee under the Presi
dency of the Prince of Orange was collect
ing subscriptions in Holland for the suffer
ers by the Java eruption.
Reports from Santa Barbara, "Wil
mington and Los Angeles, Cal., announce
sharp shocks of earthquakes at 4:30 the
morning oi tne otu. rue viurations were
northeast to southwest.
Quarantine was abolished on the
Suez Canal on the Sth, and traffic resumed
as before the cholera epidemic. Baltic
troops were returning to Cairo.
The first train on the Mexican Na
tional Railroad arrived at Saltillo on the
5th. The whole town was out to witness
the great event.
Count de Chambord left 700,000
francs to charity and religious societies.
A hurricane swept over the "West
Indies on the Gth, causing damage to ship
ping. Carrie "Waldmayer and Amelia
Weaver of Philadelphia were drowned at
Raritan, New Jersey on the Gth.
J. P. "Westcott, cashier of the Coney
Island Jockey Club pool-room, absconded
on the Cth. His accounts were short
A freight collision occurred near
Waldron station, Ohio, on the Gth. Two
trainmen were killed.
An effort is making to annul the
clause of the will of the late Jennie McGraw
Fiske, whereby Cornell University received
The steamer Caninia was wrecked on
the Gth on the Newfoundland coast. The
passengers and crew were saved.
John Crane, a wealthy citizen of
New London, la., fatally stabbed his wife
on the Gth, for having him arrested.
Martin Kaller was killed by Con
stable Johnson in Highland Park, a suburb
of Chicago, the night of the Sth. Kaller's
friends tried to burn Johnson's house after
TnE Jacksboro stage was robbed near
"Weatherford, Tex., recently by two men,
who secured two watches $150 in money
and several registered letters from the
Forest fires were raging on the 6th
on the shores of Sandy Pond, lying between
the towns of Sayer-Groton and Littleton,
The lighthouse at Point Marion,Miss
issippi Sound, burned the night of the Sth.
The inmates, two young men, drifted off on
a door, but were rescued.
The elevator operated by S. M. "West
burned at Faribault, Minn., on the Gth.
Supposed incendiary. It contained 1,000
bushels of wheat. Loss, $10,000.
Clifford Lloyd, recently appointee
Inspector of Reforms in Egypt, sailed f oi
Cairo on the Gth.
By the explosion of gas at the Fair
lawn Mine at Scranton, Pa., on the Gth, Dan
Saurwine, Secretary and Treasurer of the
Fairlawn Coal Company, and D. C. Black
wood were fatally injured.
Fred Laueii, a well-known brewei
and first President of the United States
Brewers' Congress, died at Reading, Pa..
on the Gth, aged seventy -three.
TnE natives of Zululand are reported
as waging a war of mutual extermination.
At Sandy Hilly, N". Y., on the night
of the 5th M. S. Teller, a druggist, shot
himself fatally with the came weapon, ir
the same room and at the same hour that
his father had killed himself a yfar ago.
A steamship was recently discovered
driven ashore near Indian Harbor, N. S..
and was supposed to be the missing "White
Star line steamer Ludwig. The Luclwig
sailed from Antwerp on the 2d of July, and
had not been heard of since. She had twenty-six
passengers and a crew numbering
President Arthur reached "Wash
ington on tho 7th.
English harvest work wa3 being se
riously retarded by wet weather.
Ten leaders of the Vienna working-
men's riot were arrested on the 7th.
The steamer Lilley recently exploded
on the Saskatchewan, GOO miles west ot
Admiral Pierre, the recalled French
commander, was reported dying at Mar
seilles on the 7th.
France was mobilizing her transport
service, but hoped the trouble with China
might be compromised.
Late estimates placed the Michigan
wheat crop at 23,000,000 bushels, being
slightly less than the July estimate.
Mks. Julia P. Smith, novelist, was
killed by a runaway horse while driving
at Hartford, Conn., on tho 7th.
Kev. Thos. Oakley, delivery clerk
in the Cleveland Postoffice, was arrested on
the 7th, charged with stealing postage
The musicians1 quarters at the Long
Branch Hotel burned on the 7th. One man
was burned to a crisp, and several were
saved with difficulty.
A Congressional election has been
ordered for the First District of North Car
olina on November 20 to fill tho vacancy
caused by the death of Walter F. Pool.
The city of Pensacola, Fla., was re
ported on the 7th as still healthy, but
yellow fever was on the increase at the
the Navy Yard, eighteen new cases having
been reported within thirty-six hours.
At the meeting of the American
Social Science Association on the 7th. Mrs.
Sarah K. Bolton, of Cleveland, read a paper
on "Employer and Employed."
The National Prison Association was
reorganized on the 7th at Saratoga, and
Ex-President Rutherford B. Hayes elected
President. Papers were read on preven
tion of crime and prison reform.
Rudolph Schlegel, who said he had
left his home in Chicago on account of fam
ily trouble, shot himself at East Cleveland
tho night of the Gth and lay down in a field
to die. It was thought the wound would
The business failures reported
throughout the United States and Canada
for the week ending the 7th number 156, as
compared with 18G tho preceding week, a
decrease of 2!, distributed as follows: New
England States, 15; Middle, 2!; "Western,
4S; Southern, 23; Pacific States and Terri
tories, 13, and New York City, 4.
At a session of the International
Labor Institute on the Gth at Munich,
Bavaria, John T. Dillon, Professor of the
Law School, Columbia College, New York,
was elected an associate member.
The official statement of the cotton crop
of tho United States for the year ending
August 31, 1SS3, issued by tho National
Cotton Exchange of New Orleans, shows a
total crop of 6,944,750 bales; including the
receipts at shipping ports, 0,009,612; ship
ments by rail routes overland to northern
spinners, direct from producers, 611,801
bales. The report shows that the southern
mills consumed 313,393 bales, an increase
over last season of 26,439 bales. Increase
in total crop compared with tho previous
year, 1,403,70S bales.
Heavy rains and high water recently did
great damage in "Western, Texas. All the
creeks which had been dry the entire sum
mer, suddenly became raging streams
twenty to forty feet deep and spreading
across the country, washing everything
beforo them. Horses, cattle and sheep
were seen floating by hundreds down the
current. "Windmills and outhouses were
swept away. The loss to stock could not be
estimated as nearly the entire country was
flooded. The Texas Mexican Railway lost
eleven bridges and culverts and several
miles of track within a width of sixty miles.
At one place 1,100 sheep were drowned.
About thirty miles from Laredo a shepherd
was found killed by lightning. The body
was in a sitting posture, holding a pieco of
meat in its mouth.
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Minnesota and Northern "Wisconsin dam
aged the corn in all parts of tho State, es
pecially near the Manitoba road and Sioux
City division of the St. Paul & Omaha
road. There was also a frost in Iowa.
The exports of breadstuffs for the seven
: months ended Julv 31 were S95.32S.n32.
: against SS1,324,578 same time, 1S82.
Hon. J. D. Bf.dle, ex-Governor of New
Jersey, had his left leg broken by a fall at
the Courtland Street (N. Y.) ferry.
At Osage City, Mo., a colored mob at
tacked Constable Krantz and his deputy,
who had charge of the colored man, Mings,
who stabbed "Whitten, and getting Mings
away from them stabbed him six times and
left him for dead.
The boiler in a portable saw mill near
Manilla, Ohio, exploded recently, killing
Charles Palmer and Martin Ellison and
severely injuring two others.
Recently the cottage of Robert Adair,
of Houston, Texas, was struck; by light
ning and burned, and the same bolt killed
James Bhyce was recently arrested in
New York on the charge of embezzling
?21,000 fromJIenry Ferris & S'jns, brewers.
Green & Son's mill at Milford, "Wis.,
was destroyed by fire with 9,000 bushels of
wheat. Loss, .f 45,000; insurance, 535,000.
A notorious character named Jack
Griffin was recently convicted at Spring
field, Mo., for the murder of John P. Henry
and given fifty years in the Penitentiary.
KANSAS STATE NEWS.
At Junction City, about one o'clock thl
other morning, a brakeraen on the Kansas
Pacific was sent about a mile west of town
to flag a train. He sat down on the end oi
a tie and went to sleep. His light went
out, and his own train shortly after came
on him, cutting ah arm and a leg off and
otherwise mutilating him, so that ho died
the following day.
About eleven oclock the other night, To
peka was thrown into a wild state of ex
citement by a shock which was thought to
bo an earthquake. Tho trouble proved to
bo the explosion of two largo boilers in the
Shawnee Flouring Mills. Tho engine room,
a stone building, 50x30 feet, together with
everything contained therein, was blown to
atoms. Leroy Mills, the engineer was sup
posed to be fatally scalded, and two other
men were badly injured. The damage was
Late one night last week as Mrs. Shep
herd, who resides in tho western portion of
the city ofTopeka, was sitting in her hSme.
sewing, with the doors open, some one
stealthily entered, and stepping up behind
lier threw a piece of carpet over her head
and attempted to carry her oft. Her
screams frightened the rascal who escaped
in the darkness.
The residence of L. Garneau, of Parsons,
was burned to tho ground tho other morn
ing about 2 o'clock, together with its con
tents, Mrs. Garneau, who was the solo occu
pant of the house, narrowly escaping with
her life. The firo was caused by the ex
plosion of a lamp which had been left burn
ing in the house. Loss, 520,000, partially
The letter of the Governor to tho County
Attorney of Atchison County, in reference
to training for prize-fighting, caused Slade
to leave Kansas.
O. T. Thurmand, Avho a week or two
since shot and killed a cattle boss named
Smith at Camp Supply in a quarrel about
a range, fled to "Wichita, where he surren
dered to tho Sheriff of Sedgwick County.
Thurmand is a native of Souhern Texas,
and hardly more than a boy in age. He
had been tho foreman of the Now York
Cattle Company's ranch, and Smith was
the foreman of another ranch. Thurmand
claimed he killed the man in self defence.
He went to Dodge to give himself up, but
finding no United States Marshal, and
threats of lynching being made by the
friends of Smith, ho proceeded to "Wichita.
Efforts are being made to raise an en
dowment fund for Emporia College.
A young man by tho name of "W. H.
Whistler, residing near Parsons, was
frightfully gored by a mad cow a few days
ago. His back was terribly lacerated.
Julia Eckles, a colored girl, confined in
jail at Leavenworth for robbing tho house
of Mr-Albright, attempted to commit sui
cide by spreading some salvo left in her
possession by the County Physician on
bread, in tho same manner as butter, and
eating it. She had no more than finished
her lunch, when she told the other inmates
of what she had done, who at once gave
the alarm to the turnkey, when a physician
was promptly called and her life saved.
A heavy immigration has already com
menced to flow into the State, and it is be
lieved that the immigration this fall and
next spring will be very large. Tho State
is remarkably prosperous and the develop
ment alike in towns and tho country is
rapui anu suustantiai. arm lands es
pecially arc in great demand and rapidly
increasing in value. It is believed that the
increase in the value of such property dur
ing the past year will aggrogate fully fifty
per cent for the entire State. Tho growth
of stock raising, manufacturing and com
mercial business of the State keeps pace
with its astonishing agricultural develop
ments. The following charters were filed with
the Secretary of State recently: Green
field Cemetery Association, "Washington
County; Cartwright Society of tho "Wichita
District, Southwest Kansas Conference of
the M. E. Church ; Gate City Co-operative,
Rendering, Fertilizing and Packing Asso
ciation of Kansas City, "Wyandotte County;
Leavenworth Union Dupot and Railroad
Company, capital stock 5150,000.
"William McLaughlin, who traveled
through Kansas for several j-ears buying
old iron, rags etc., some months ago drew
a draft, while in Topeka, upon a Kansas
City firm, for 51-13.33, putting up a car load
of iron and rags as collateral, which he had
previously sold and got pay for. He got
the draft cashed at a Topeka bank and "lit
out." Dotectives were put after him and
he was recently captured.
The Eighth Kansas Infantry will hold a
regimental reunion at Leavenworth on tho
second dajr of tho State Soldier's reunion,
October 11. The surviving members of the
regiment are requested to send their names
and addresses to Chas. W. Rust, Secretary,
Bill Hart and a man named "Wilson,
smployes of the Omnibus Company at To
peka, were recently arrested for stealing a
valise from a passenger, the contents be
ing valued at 5100.
One morning last week all the wheat,
oats and millet belonging to the Parsons
Town 'Company at their ground in the
northwest part of that city were entirely
consumed by fire. It was evidently the
n-ork of an incendiary, as no residence or
building or habitation of any kind is near.
Loss 5.700. The Town Company offered a
reward of 50 "for the apprehension of the
Leavenworth is preparing for tho re
union. A prisoner named Ike Snead was killed
the other morning in the air shaft at the
Penitentiary by a plumb-bob which fell on
his head. This is the first accident which
has happened at the shaft.
John Eckle, a German, aged sixty-one,
of Leavenworth City, recently committed
suicide by taking rat poison. While in
Kansas City in 1873 he was injured about
the head by a fall, since which time he had
never been in his right mind, especially
while drinking. His act was said to be
induced by jealousy.
Two-cent letter postage October 1.
The parents of Flora McCoy, a colored
?irl of Topeka, aged nine years, went to
church, leaving Flora and a little sister
alone at home. A defective lamp sat on
the table, and the little girl went to sleep;
her head fell on tho lamp, the oil poured
over her, ignited her clothing and burned
The Kansas City, Fort Scott & Gulf pas
senger train, while approaching Parsons
from the "West a few days since, was ditched
about four miles from that city by tha
spreading of the rails. Two coaches were
turned over and five passengers injured
Crop reports from all parts of Kansas
arc good notwithstanding the extreme dry
TIIE JAMES YERDICT.
How It TVas Received by the Citizens oi
Gallatin and Other Points Pronounced
an Outrage on Justice A Testimonial
to Prosecuting Attorney Wallace Polite
ly Declined by That 'Gentleman.
Gallatin, Mo., Sept. 6.
"Within a few minutes after rendering
their verdict the Frank James jury became
invisible. They paid their board bills and
left for home, and one at least was sar
castically invited to come again and be a
juror at the next trial. Their sympathizers
disappeared with them, and all Gallatin's
proper citizens at once became an indigna
tion meeting. Groups of men gathered on
every curb and corner and denounced the
verdict as an outrage on law and order. A
conviction had hardly been looked for, but
a hung jury was deemed a probable and
an acquittal an impossible thing. Yet this
jury took but two ballots to arrive at a
verdict, the first standing eleven to one for
acquittal, the second unanimous for
acquittal. People here can not under
stand how this verdict was arrived at.
and rumors of curious import in regard
to the jury which have been floating round
for days past were suddenly revived. It
was remembered that five names of the
panel of forty had been on the list of jurors
desired to be summoned by the defense. At
the time it was debated whether to have
the entire panel rejected and a new list
summoned by an officer other than the
Sheriff, or to strike the five names off in the
State's challenges. The lattor course was
adopted with some misgiving. It was also
remembered how a man had ridden through
the western part of the county and notified
certain parties friendly to James to be on
hand for jury service. It was remembered,
too, how one of the twelve had, beforo be
ing summoned, stated Jhat no matter what
the evidence might be ho would vote for
acquittal if on the jury. Another of the
twelve was said to have been brought by
the defense so that he could be placed on
the panel. The feeling against Sheriff
Crozier, who summoned the special venire,
has been pretty strong from the beginning
of the trialand that officer has been most
heartily crRicised to-night.
Long before supper time the sympathy of
Gallatin's best citizens, in behalf of law
and order, took a practical form. A fund
was raised, chiefly through the exertions of
T. B. Yates, of tho Farmers' Exchange
Bank, and George Tuggle, of the Daviess
County Savings Association, to present Mr.
Wallace with something that would remind
him of the esteem that Gallatin's citizens
had for the man who had so vigorously
prosecuted James. Nearly all the propel ty
owners and merchants of Gallatin met at
Judge McDougall's law office about 8:30
o'clock. D. Harfield Davis made the pre
sentation speech, and handed Mr. "Wallace
a gold watch on behalf of the citizens of
this place, in appreciation of his services in
the prosecution of the most famous crimi
nal case ever tried in this State. Mr. "Wal
lace responded, decliningthe offered gift be
cause he was a public officer and not yet
through with the task of fitting a burden of
legal punishment on Frank James' shoul
ders, and assuring his friends that he val
ued their offer of a present equally with the
present itself, but treasured the feeling
which prompted it above all else. After a
few words by Judge Shanklin, a resolution
was offered by Dr. Black to applj- the
money in printing Mr. "Wallace's closing
speech. This was carried, and Messrs.
Davis, Black and Yates were made a com
mittee on that business. The meeting then
adjourned. There are three other cases
here against Frank James one for being
accessory to the killing of Westfall by Jes
se James; one for the Sheets murder in
connection with the robbery of the Gallatin
Bank, and one for simple larceny at "Win
ston. If he is acquitted here on all these,
there is still the Blue Cut case to be tried at
Independence, and the Northfield and other
cases after that, so that this alleged chr
alrous bandit is far from free.
Kansas Citv, Sept. 6.
The verdict in the James case was re
ceived with great interest in this city. The
report flew from mouth to mouth till it be
came the sole theme on tho streets, in the
saloons, at the hotels, among business men
and lawyers, in police and city circles, and,
in fact, among all classes of people. It was
talked about to-night to the exclusion of
other topics. Some declared that no other
result could have been reached; that there
was no evidence to convict; that the state
ments of witnesses for the State were not
worthy of belief. One in a thousand thought
that James had received simple justice.
A great majority of the people, however,
said that the verdict of acquittal was an
outrage which would add to Missouri's
shame in many instances.
Jefferson Citv, Mo., Sept. G.
The news of the acquittal of Frank
James was received here between four and
five o'clock this afternoon, and immediately
spread through the town. Among those
who have watched the progress of the trial
closely the outcome of it was not a sur
prise. Some said they were in hopes he
would be convicted, others were glad of his
acquittal, while others made it the occasion
for reviving the epithet, "poor old Mis
souri." Governor Crittenden, when ap
proached and asked if he had anything to
say regarding s it, replied that he had not.
"It is the verdict of a jury," he said, "and
it would be improper for me to comment on
Indianapolis, Ind., Sept. 6.
Telegrams have just been received con
taining intelligence of tho acquittal of
Frank James at Gallatin. There are a few
of the personal friends of Frank here, who,
of course, are jubilant, but tho majority of
the people are very indignant, and pro
nounce the verdict an outrage on justice.
Indianapolis, Ind., Sept. 6.
Bob Ford, tho slayer of Frank James'
brother Jesse, is now playing at the Zoo
Theater, in this city, in a play entitled
"The Brother's Oath." He was seen by a
reporter and apprised of tho verdict in the
James trial. Upon being informed of the
acquittal of James he manifested great sur
prise. Said he: "I had heard from some of
my friends that this was probable, but I
never believed that it was possible for the
jurv to acquit, knowing as I did that he was
guilty. Even this afternoon I had offered
to wager $1,000 on his conviction."
"When asked if he apprehended personal
danger from the probable release of Frank
James, he said, with a significant shrug of
the shoulders: "Well, I should feel safer if
he were locked rp. But I don't propose to
provoke any quarrel, although I am as good
a man as he is with fire-arms. I shall try
to keep out of his way and live a peaceable
life if he will let me. If he ever does at
tempt my life it will be with a shot in the
back, or when I am looking for him. I
know very well if any one had killed my
brother as I killed Jesse James I should no
rest until I had taken his life. Eut perhaps
Frank has had as much trouble as he wants.
and ma j- choose to let the matter drop,with
out becoming further involved.
Shocking Tate of an Old Lady and Two
Springfield, III., Sept. 6.
The village of Merton is stricken by the
terrible death of Mrs Hayland and her two
grand-children, who were burned to a crisp
this morning. Mrs. Hayland, aged sixty
five, and tho children, aged three years and
six months respectively, were occupying a
room in the second story of a small frame
dwelling, where she resided with her son-,
in-law, Everett Everett, who was at work
at a new coal shaft. Mrs. Everett had left
the house on an errand, and during their
absence the structure was discovered to bo
on fire, and before the inmates could be
rescued their egress was cut off and they
perished in the flames-
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ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
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