OCR Interpretation


The Paducah sun. (Paducah, Ky.) 1898-1906, October 09, 1902, Image 1

Image and text provided by University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Persistent link: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85052116/1902-10-09/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?


Thumbnail for

II
I VOL IX NO 237 PADUCAH KENTUCKY THURSDAY OCTOBER 9 1902 10 CENTS PER WEEK I
J HAVE MEN ENOUGH
Illinois Central Shops Now Stead y
at Work on Repairs
e
e
e
Ho Redaction In Force Ii Expected
This Fall Much Work To
Do Done Yet
CHIEF ENGINEER WAS HER E
Ee
For the lust several week men have
been added to the already large force
In the woodworking department of the
local Illlnoli Central shops ai there
has been abundance of work but now
the company bas enough men and I s
taking In no moro The company has
had a great deal of repairing In this
department and bare turned oat man y
new can most of them being cabooses
In the pot several months
Thl morning an official of the road 1
said that no cut ID the forces of the
machinery department Will expect ed
for many weeks yet If at all this win
V ter BI the work li plentiful and tho to
glue will hare to be repaired for use
this winter The number of accident s
In the pat summer has filled all the
stalls of local shops and several en
gines are now waiting torn for re
pairs
painChief
Chief Engineer 11 U Wallace ar
rived m the city yesterday afternoon
on the first section of freight trait
No 186 and left shortly afterward ot
a special train for the Lonlivllle divis
ion of the road Ho arrived about 4
oclock and went over the Cairo
branch of the road before leaving lit
U pleated with the progress mad
and the work to far completed AI
618 hit ipeelal tram left for Lonli
Tilla and he will probably remain ot
this division for several days
I OPERATORS TO YIELD
JOHN W GATES PREDICTS THE
END Of THE COAL STRIKE
London Oct gJoho W Gates
h
who with MM Gates tailed for
America today on the Oceanic li I
confident that the coal strike li I near
IU end
endLong
Long before the Oceania reaches
New York laid Mr Gates tho
coal itrlke will beloll led It has
reached Hi culmination I think
President Roosevelt has tent word to
Mr Mitchell leader of the strikers
that tho only way the affair can be
adjusted with credit to himself li
for Mr Mitchell to tend the men
back to work at once and Mr Range
yells pledge that he would use every
effort to induce the operators to agree
to arbitrate Two railroad presidents
told me that they would never agree
to inch a course Dot I think prenore
will be brought to bear upon them
I think the market li growing firm
er now laid Mr Gates in answer
tq a question I am confident it will
be quite itrong before many days
Do yon think Mr Morgan li hat
ing much to do with a settlement of
the strike I
strikeMost
MOlt certainly replied Mr
ale I toll yon this affair bas
grieved Mr Morgan JIe really cam
nothing for money except for the
power It brings When he forms a
syndicate he give 90 per cent of It to
hit friend He li I one of the moat
kindhearted of men I think film of
forts will have much to do with a lot
Clement of the strike
Mrs R S Coleman of Princeton li I
Jn the city today
THE MARKETS
ParnUntd by Artni ft ICIIbert of the railof
Commission Co
4Commission Coores
orEM CLOSI
Ocr
tmbtr Jq Ol IIIIt
11 rol
Xs
Xl l tl I
OATS
OATSroam = 3 I 3 I
7 IIJI I
roam
OdM 1700 700
tooar Ili 1363
ao U r 14ea
4
105 let
esWary
a so a ss
flUBS
1 tat Its
Jr 7
r
MURDERERS SWING l
r Two Negroes Hanged at Newbern
Tenn Last Night
r One Murdered a White Man and the
Other Furnished the Onn
Ile Used
APPEALS TO MOll IN VAIN
I Several PadoC ban and other yai
I icngeri who arrived on the Memphis
I train at 120 oclock this morning over
ermo
the Illlnoli Central report a grtwiomo
scene at Newbern Tenn ai they
I passed through
I The train camo to a halt and they
I noticed a largo crowd and upon leav
Ing tho coaches the passengers found 1
two negroes dangling from a telephone
pole In the mlddlo of tho square
I The train remained about ten min 1
I ntoi and tho icene proved a novelty
edto I many of the passengers who had
never seen anything of the kind before
fore
I foreThe
I The victims of the mobs vengeance
were Garfield Burley and Curtis
I
Drown They wero hanged for the
murder of D FIn ion of Henry
Flatt a leading farmer
The men were taken from tho jail 1
at Dyeribnrg at 7 oclock lat night
td
The mob that surrounded the jail had
I been vainly appealed to by the officer I
of the court by several ministers and
4leading citizens These had been
heard respectfully and when tho ap
peals were lone the mob quietly took
the prisoners away The line of march I
from Dyenburg to Newbern was t ak
in op shortly after 7 oclock Fully
tOO determined men many of them
heavily armed followed the wagon
in which the crouching prisoners were
placed
It was 030 oclock before the bead
of the procession reached the outskirt
of Newborn Their coming wai her
aided to toe throngs that had assem
bled on the iqnar and which lined 1
the principal streets of the little City
through which the procession was tak
en
Burley and Brown lat In the wage 1
gazing Into the faces of the actions
people that lined the streets They
looked In vain for signs of pity or sympathy
pathy
pathyErerythlng
Everything was In readiness when
the prisoners reached the icene
A block and tackle with rope had I
been adjnited to the pole The event
preceding the lynching were few The
news of the capture of the murderer i
had been generally disseminated
People had poured Into the town from i
every section of the country They
crowded In dense masses toward the t i
inare which li the center of tho bus >
iness portion of the place
From the balcony of tho telephone I i
building which looks over the square I
whero the crowd bad assembled Cap
tain James T Gray and the Rer Mo
Nutt of the Baptist church addressed
the people Both begged that the law
be allowed to take its course Their ap
peal were earnest and sincere but
unavailing If there most be a lynch
ing then they pleaded let Burls
bo hung It was he who confused to
ot
firing the shots It was nrged that
Brown bad done nothing to merit
death and the courts would Punish
him amply for the part he had played
In the tragedy
Burley and Brown were led to the
foot of the fatal telephone polo
Standing on a platform that lifted
them above the head of tho crowd
the wretches looked their last upon
earth They were asked if they had
any remarks to make
Burley laid that ha had fired two of
the shots at D Flatt and that Will
Burley his brother fired the others
He laid that it was hit brother who
had killed the young man lie insisted
that he bad done nothing for which
he should bo hanged and laid that he
w going straight to heaven
Then Brown spoke I bought the
cartridges and rented the gobs from
the Dyeribnrg Hardware company
and I give thorn to Will and Garfield
Barley he laid I took the mules
which weto hitched to a rock and oar
tied themlto Will and Garfield Barley i
to ride in pursuit of D Flatt and his
brother I am Innocent ot tho crime I
Last Day of The Suns
Box Party Contest
Today li the last day of the box
I
party contest and tonight at 6 oclock
i votes malt be ai in ai the
18awrd will be made at that time and
the teachers of the school receiving
the mOlt votes will bo 10 notified and
the box teat given to them
The performance of Her Lord and
Matter li a very entertaining one and
teachers of the school receiving the
mOlt votes will have a most enjoyable
evening Mill Greatly li receiving
very flattering criticisms everywhere
the bal been The production carrie
and I ought not to be hung I know
I am going right to heaven
Tho handcuffs had nevor been re
moved from the wrists of the prison
ers Ai soon ai Brown had finished
peaking a dozen men prang forward
and bound their legs and bodies with
ropes The nrgrooi were bound facing
each other
When these preliminaries were com
pleted imall ropes that cut deep into
the flesh wero wero tied about their
necks The ilgnal was then given
Men began to struggle with each oth
er for the right to draw the rope that
would lift the negroes from the earth
The ropes grew taut the pulleys
creaked a hundred men were pulling
with all their might the feet of the
helplen prisoners left the ground
Slowly their writhing bodies were
drawn higher and yet higher until
struggling twitting turning and
vibrating they hung impended aalf
way up the telephone pole 20 feet
from the earth It was 1005 when
the negroes were drawn up In 15
minute there were no perceptible
signs of life
For fully an hour after the men
were dead there was no diminution in
the crowd People stood about ai If
transfixed to the pet At 12 oclock
the electric lights In the town were
turned off Mote than a thousand
people itlll itood gazing at the two
figures slowly vibrating In the wind
A placard like this was attached to I
their bodleI I
THIS PAIR HANGS HERE
UNTIL 10 OCLOCK
TOMORROW
The crime for which the men were
banged occurred two mile north of
Dyeribnrg Flatt and bit brother were
driving home in a buggy Jntt at
they were crossing the shadow of a
iklrt of wood Garfield and William
Bnrley accosted them armed with
shotguns After curling for a few
moments they fired one ihot which
flew wide of its mark The white men
ran their horses and the two negroes
punned and overtaking them again
Garfield Burley lat D Platt
hooting him just over the heart
Flatt tumbled off his bone death
being instantaneous Nearly a hun
dred shots pierced his body
Will Flatt his brother wai alto
fired upon but escaped unhurt
The trouble arose over a horse
the beautiful scenery of the Kelsey an
Shannon production and the oompan
li ai well balanced ai the one tee
here last icaton
Fill out the coupons for your school
and tend them In this afternoon
Show your loyalty
The vote today stands ai follows
Longfellow 81
Washington 81
Jefferson 53
Franklin 20
Lea SB
LangitaH 12
Frontier 10
trade Flatt and hit brother Will
traded horses with Garfield Burley
giving him 860 boot The lie
gro afterward became dlttatlifiec
and wanted to call off the trade
To this the Flatt brothers would no
agree
agreeAfter
After making many threat th
negroes went to a hardware stet
and procured two shotguns
The Platte started for the homi
m
In the country Clone behind then
were two neighbors W L Shipp am
J L Wilt
The negroes in the meantime hat
procured the gum and followed 01
mules They finally went ahead o
them and then stopped to wayla y
their victim
Not satisfied with ihortlng D
Flatt down In cold blood they flrei
at his brother and then at the twi
neighbors who were behind
REBELS TO TRIUMPH
IT NOW LOOKS THIS WAY II
VENEZUELA
Bin Juan Oct 9 According to ad
vices received hire from Venezuela bj
the steamer Caracal It teems certain
that the revolutionists will trinmpt
probably In a fortnlghfand that In
Onayra and Corsets will capitulate
Every effort It I being made to capture
President Castro who it is asserted
will be assassinated if caught The
president It li claimed will attempt t
I to leek refuge on board a foreign
manofwar
PAINFUL BURNS
HOT ASHES AND STEAM INJUR1 E
ROBT ASHER
Robt Asher colored of Sevent
and Tennessee streets was burned 1 n
a peculiar manner lau night at tb °
Illlnoli Central ash pit lie was
standing near when tome hot ashes
were let from a locomotive into the
nth pit and striking tome water Ie 1
splashed np and severely burned him
on the face and neck
MITCHELL IN NEW YORK
New York Oct 9 Preiident Mitch
ell it itlll In New York He held a
midnight conference with Quay and
FenroM but decline to talk of the
conference or the further purpose of
hit visit
I
Harts Hot Air
CONCENTRATEDIN
IN THE
RADIANT AIR BLAST
THE I bst stove made for all kind > heating
ALMOST Indestructible no gas nojcuffing no smoky
walls
ALL inside castings built to last Constrjction of fire
bowl prevents its burning out
5CENTS per day will heat the house nicelyCheap 1
Isnt it Yet tis trued It has ben done and is
still adoingPrices
Prices in Reason
GEO O HART SONS CO
GRANTED A PARDON
Lacy Roberts of Benton a Free
T d Man Again Today
a
GIven a Life Sentence for Complicity
In the Celebrated Peter
McCain Murder
2
1 ACTING GOVERNOR PARDONS
2
0
3A Firit district man it now g
6nor 6 of Kentucky State Senator New
ton W Utley of Lyon county pres
Ident pro tem of the senate It acting
governor of Kentucky Governor and
Mrs Beckbam left lat evening for
d Naihvlllle Tenn to attend the horse
show This it I the lint time since he
t became president of tho state senate
that Mr Utley has occupied the exec
Olive chair
e
e Acting Governor Utleyi first official
act was to grant a pardon to Lacy
Roberts of Marshall county who Will
wasm
penitentiary at Eddyvtlle for murder
This It another chapter to a noted
d Marihtll county tragedy In Jnne1891
n Robert was convicted for complicity
in the murder of Peter McCain Bud
I
Anderson the principal escaped and
hat never yet been caught
The facts connected with the killing
are that McCain was alleged to have
o been too attentive to Anderioni wife
There hid been considerable talk
about Benton of the affair and the
two men met one day at a barbecue
near Benton
RobertsN
took McCain aside to talk the mat
ter over and he dented the charges
It was inggeied that he go to the
house and have Mrs Anderson make
a statement He agreed to this and
the three men left In a wagon Ander
ion and Roberts guarding him with
pistols
That was the last teen of McCain
I alive The next morning bit body
was found In front of Anderioni
I homo and ho had been shot Ander
ion disappeared and has never since
I been located but Robert was arrested
and convicted and given a life sentence
tence lie always claimed that he was
not present when the killing took
place although he accompanied Mo
Gain and Anderson to the latteri
houieJudge
Attorneyh
W A Berry of the city secured the
pardonRoberti
Roberti will be released today and
pan through Paducah this evening on
hli way to his former home in Den
ton
I RULER OF SIAM
CROWN PRINCE TO PAY THE
UNITED STATES A VISIT
Philadelphia Oct IIThe Penniyl
vanIA Railroad company has complet
ed arrangement for the tour of the
crown prince of Uiam in the United
States The trip will bo made under
the personally conducted system of
the company The special train which
will be used over almost the entire
route will consist of a Pullman com
blued oar a Pullman dining car a
Pullman compartment oar and the
private car Columbia The itiner
ary of the crown princes tour will
cover a distance of 7131 miles The
principal points to be lIlted are New
Yrrk Philadelphia Washington Bos
ton Plth org Annapolis St Louis
Kansas City Colorado Spring Pikes
Peak New Mexico Arizona the chief
cities of California Portland Seattle
and Vancouver whero the tour will
terminate
SIX MONTHS
JUDOE LIOHTFOOT GIVES A
NEGRO HKAVY SENTENCE
Jim Robertson Joolorod was this
morning sentenced to six months In
the county jail for petty larceny tbo
theft ot a coat from another negro
named Henry Dublin Robertson con
fesied to his guilt Judge LIghtfoot
I still adheres to hit role to punish severely
vorely all offender brought before
him for petty larceny Robertson was
held over at today session ot police
I
i court
YESTERDAYS VOTE
I Probable Nominees of the Democratic
City Convention
One Contest Ii Probable Official
Count Necessary to Show
the Result
A LIGHT VOTE POLLED
Several hundred of those who regis
tered Democrats the day before failed
to vote yesterday In the Democratic
primary The remit surprised quite a
number of people at some of the can
didates who wero thought to bo lOre
winners were the last in the race
The remit will not be known until
the official oonnt of the Democratic
committed in a few days li made
The approximate remit however it
known end shows the following to be
nominated
For aldermen
L E Dnrrett
J Rlgleiberger
Ohai Smith
0 Q O Leigh
G U Singleton
W R Jones
J V Orelf
W E Oochran
Treamrer Wm Krause j
Engineer L A Washington
Jailer Tom Evltti
School trllileeE W Bockmon
Maglitrate J 11 Burnett
The approximate rote leaving out
Hennebergeri precinct which it ii
not thought with the figures from
memory of ewho failed to get a
copy of the result t will make any ma
terial change III
Aldermen
L E Durrett 761
J Rgleiberger7rr t 666
Chat Smith 645
O Q O Lelghi603
O R Singleton i o D9
W R Jones 849
J V Grelf 407
W E Cochran 495
Eugene Pratt r > f tJ 440
Wm Hoffman Sf 437
A Elliott 418
Ed Eaker 405
Wynn Tully e S95
J P Halt 888
T H Wallace 370
Tom Roblon 235
Olty Treasurer
I Wm KrallGj6
I
J 11 Smith 460
Luther Graham 453
City Jailer
Tom Evltt 383
Wm Read 917
I
J B Flash 199
R S Menlfeo 191
Al Townsend 181
Albert Senter r 113
J 0 Premell 54
Joe Washington 47
Enoch Linn 49
City Engineer
L A Washington 845
School Trustee Third Ward
E W Bockmon 763
Magistrate Fourth District
J U Burnett 197
S It Pile 134
Of the nominee for aldermen four
are at present members of the board
Meuri Jones Leigh Dnrrett end
Orelf Capt Krani U at present
city treasurer Mrnoc moo school
trustee and Mr L A Washington
ii the present city engineer
It is likely that there will be con
tests Mr Will Red who is a clerk
at Tatoi grocery and for many
years hal been connected with var
ious groceries here surprised his
friends by tho good race be ran torI t I
city jailer itated this morning that
he would certainly contest the nom
ination of Mr Evltti If the official
count shows that he Mr Read is I
beaten The present figures indlcato
his defeat by about sixty votes Mr
Read says he will rely on irregulari
ties In one precinct friends of hit op
ponents standing at the polls urging
voters to vote forthelr candidates
TO FURNISH MILITARY
MILITARYPROTECTION
PROTECTION
Now Orleans Oct 0 Troopi are
being mobilized to give the street Tall
way company military protection in
its efforts to inn can a

xml | txt