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FORTIER IN HE For tho Advancement of Spanish Fork Utah County and Utah Territory and tho Free Coinage of Silvor and Fair Legislation 2 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE
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VOLL1 SPANISH FORK UTAH FRIDAY SEPTEAHIMII 13 1395 JtfO52
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UTAH MOONSHINERS
AN ILLICIT DISTILLERY RAIDED
IN HE VIER COUNTY
Still Located In a Remote Mountain
i
l > astnes > In Operation for Years
Makers of White Eye In Jnll
Richfield Utah Sept 7Y J Car
ter aged about M ana Samuel D
IJruwn aged 60 both of whom have
lumllles living in Joseph City Sevlor
county uro confined lu the county Jail
ut Htcnheld charged with Illicit dis
tilling Tile ariL was made Wat
Jluiisday by Deputy XJ b Marshal w
J Bean nu opposition being otlured by
Llthtr uuspectH lor many yearn
whllui > e has been a common beV
etufie among iiio minors and stockmen
In tile mountains about Joseph City
und It has been known that muonshln
fia weie operating In that dIstrict
Deputy JJeuu has been working on tin
case lor SoniC weeks but did not suc
ceed in locating a plant until this
week All day Wednesday was spent
by the Marshal In a lone search for
the fame and on that day he met Car
ter and procured from him a half pint
bottle of the moonshine whisky To
ward noon the olllcer got wind of the
stills whereabouts and requested
three different residents of the locality
to accompany him as guides and wit
nesses All refused and the Marshal
then realized that he could not depend
on the denizens of the mountains for
aid All of Wednesday night was
wpent In the search and finally about
noon on Thursday Marshal Bean sur
prised Brown at work The plant Is
situated In a secluded spot almost In
accessible except on foot back in the
mountains about two miles from the
nearest habitation and twelve miles
from Joseph City As he approached
the olllcer heard the sound of wood
chopping and came upon Brown In the
act of providing fuel for the furnace
A loaded shotgun stodd conveniently
near and this was the first property
unmonrlated by the olllcer Brown did
not try to escape and In answer to
questions he stated that he did not
own the still but that he had leased
It from Jeff Curter and was work
ing It on shares That he was working
It was apparent from the stream of
liquor which dripped from the worm I
Into a fortygallon barrel No buildings
of any kind were In sight but in camp I
were eighteen fortygallon barrels
eight of which were filled with mash
and the others with chopped wheat and
Bhorta In cruder form Brown said
there was a livegallon keg of white
eye near by and the two men started
In search of It but the olllcer grew
suspicious of his prisoners actions and
concluded to proceed with him at once
to Jail At Joseph City Carter was ar
rested and found to be heavily armed
though no resistance was made At
midnight after securing his prisoners
In the Richfield Jail Bean returned to
the mountain and found the distillery
had been destroyed No trace of the I
worm could be found but the boiler
was discovered broken In pieces and
oncealed In the brush near by This
vras obtalnedund brought to this city
the same day A quantity of white
eye Is also In possession of the Mar
shal It Is a pure white liquid and
very palatable to the cultivated taste
of Its regular consumers Tomorrow
morning the two prisoners will be taken
to Irovo where they will have a hear
ing before Commissioner Dudley When
seen in Jail yesterday Brown denied
any connection with the operation of
I the still saying he was merely chop
ping poles for his own house when ar
rested Carter is reticent and has
nothing whatever to say regarding his
to connection with the affair Thqre are
known to be other such Illicit plants
being operated In the same district and
I Deputy U S Marshal Bean thinks he
has two others definitely located
Alabama Silver Conference
Birmingham Ala Sept 9S W
John member ot the Legislature from
this county who was a delegate to the
Washington silver conference has
called a State Silver Democratic con
ference here for the purpose of carry
Ing out the recommendation of the
Washington meeting to organize a
movement In this State for sliver
Letters have been received from
Senators Morgan and Pugh Congress
men Bankhead Robbins Wheeler
Stalllngs and Cobb as well as from
other prominent silver Democrats all
over the Stale saying they will attend
I PuiSONED BY CYANIJE
I
I Superintendent and Workman at
un Oregon Mill Die
Boise Ida Sept 9A remarkable
CIBU ut poisoning Is reported trom Ba
Uur City Some days ago A McMurdo
an employee ot the North Pole com
pany ut Bourne near Baker died with
Hymptoms of poison Now Dr Henry
ieipman superintendent of the mill
has died wltn the same symptoms It
Is supposed that thu men wero poi
boned uy the cyanide used in the mill
the works using the McArthurForresl
process The theory Is that they were
lulsonud while handling the cyanide
liarrity Very Busy
Philadelphia Sept a National Dem
ocratic cnair man WJlllarn K 1 Harrity
was today shown arr Interview with
siitiHinr lray WhO bays he favors Pres
rclunl i Cleveland lor ti third term
Mr Harrity bald Personally 1 think
Mr Cleveland does not wish to be a
candidate and would decline the nomi I I
nation When asked whom ho favored
with Mr Cleveland out of the race Mr
Harrity said he was very busy and had
not time to talk politics
M cnubbeiiui Lila inventor of tho rlllo
ot that imino which bus killed bo many
iiuolilt luuus a very piacetul life at Nlcu
lie does not permit hunting on his pre
mises unit Is un unUiuslusiio member of
tile boclHty for lire 1rovunllon of cruelty
to Children
r
Accident to the Texas
Washington Sept 91he Navy de
I partment has received a dispatch from
Captain Glass of the battleship Tex
ua regarding the accident sustained
by that vessel during tho trial of her
engines on Saturday He says the
board of survey condemned the chief
imslnecr of the Texas and asks for
the detail ot another chief engineer to
aucotcd him The dispatch reports that
the repairs will be completed in time to
resume her trip
Missionary Under Bonds
Poughkeepsle N Y Sept 7Mlss
Ilamvoll the city missionary charged
with assisting train robber Oliver Perry
to escape from the Mattewan asylum
wan today held in 2000 bonds to await
the action of the grand Jury
oil
FLORIDA NEGROES KILLED
Inoffensive Negroes Massa
cred by a Florida Mob
Thirty Masked Men Opened Fire
With RiflesKilled Two and
Wounded a DozenAttempted As
sassination in Arkansas Crocker
Trial at Evanston Charged That
the Sheriff Is Prejudiced
WcBtvllle Fla Sept 10 Yesterday
rnornlrur two negroes were shot to
death and several wounded by a band I
of ruuttkcd men In lire northern lorllon
of Holmes county The tragedy oc
curred near a large sawmill which Is
owned by Graves Beatty The firm
employs marry negroes and operates a
short railroad from the sawmill to the
ilvur A freight car had been lilted up
with bunks and In this about thirty
negroes slept
About 1 oclock yesterday morning
the car In which the negroes were
sleeping was surrounded by masked
men who Immediately openeu fire with
Wlncheslers The negroes were awa
kened to find messengers of death
whistling all about them The shots
and the screams of the negroes brought
Graves Beatty and a number ot white
employees who live near to the scene
and then the masked men fled Ex
amination showed thai Henry Johnson
and Sam Evans negroes had been
killed and that a dozen had been
wounded some of whom will die The
freIght car hud been riddled by bul
lets
The attack has so terrorized the ne
groes that they have refused to work
for Graves Beatly longer and today
about fitly of the sawmill hands
reached this place It is thought lire
allock had been instigated by white
men who had been discharged by the
owners of the plant
AFRAID OF THE SHERIFF
Crocker Claims the Officer Is Preju
diced Against Him
Evanston Wyo Sept 10Judge
Hayford of Laramie arrived al noon to
day and at 2 oclock opened court and
proceeded wllh lire case of E S Crock
er The Impaneling of the Jury contin
ued throughout the afternoon and al
6 p in eleven qualified jurors were in
the box The defense up to this time
had used two of their peremptory chal
lenges while the prosecution had used
three of theirs and had exhausted lire
panel I
The Jurors after Instructions from
lire Judge retired under care of court
officers Judge Vandeventer for the de
fense made a motion asking the court
to dispose of Sheriff Ward and substi
tUte some disinterested party to serve
the venires for further jurors He based
the plea on lire ground that Sheriff
Ward had been largely Instrumental
causing the Indictment to be found
against Crocker that he was also an
Important witness for the prosecution
and consequently biased and prejudiced
against the defendant
Judge Hayford after paying a flat
tering tribute to Sheriff Ward in which
he said that Ward was an olllcer sec
ond to none in the State either as to
efficiency or honesty mentioned the
fact that there were no sections of the
statutes that would jutslfy his repla
cing Ward with any other person
whereupon Judge Brown for the prose
cution arose and In opposing the mo
tion to depose Sheriff Ward Insisted
that said motion be put In writing and
supported by allldavlt His Honor said
he would hear the argument at 8 this
evening
His Honor opened court at 830 p
m and prepared to hear arguments on
the question of Sheriff Wards removal
In the case E S Crocker appeared
and swore to an affidavit setting forth
the plea that Ward was biased and pre
judiced against him whereupon his
Honor prepared to hear argument upon
the question After considerable con
sultation It was agreed to ask the court
to defer the hearing until tomorrow I
when both sides would be prepared
AN ARKANSAS FEUD
Two Prominent Families May Wipe
Each Other Out
Pine Bluff Ark Sept 10An at
tempted assassination occurred near
Dumas Ark last Saturday that Is
connected with the most sensational
features and may be the cause of great
bloodshed among two highlyconnect
ed families and their friends In Deslm
county this State Late on the night
or July 4th when Miss Sadie Seamons
the daughter of Joshua Seamons a
prominent citizen returned from an en
tertainment and was about to retire In
her room Isaac Bankston who was
enamored of her stepped as Rim al
leges from a closet In which he had
concealed himself The young lady
screamed and when her parents ap
peared they saw Bankston run away
with a pistol In his hand He escaped
and was Indicted for attempted
burglary assault and rape with Intent
IQ kill Returning Friday last he sur
rendered to the authorities He was
waylaid Saturday and shot at by the
father and brothel of Miss Seamons
as he says This statement was partly
verified by letlers and telegrams to
States Attorney C M Martin of this
city who wired the Sheriff of Desha
county to arrest all parties to prevent
bloodshed The friends of Miss Seamons
claim that her rejection of young Bank
stan as a suitor goaded him to the act
or entering her room for the purpose of
compromising her while the young
man asserts that he came by appoint
ment
Young Bankston Is the son of Isaac
Bankston who was killed while Sheriff
of Desha county In an Impromptu duel
at Arkansas City some years ago by
Judge Coates who also fell dead The
duel was Iho outcome of a quarrel be
tween lire two men over a negro girl
Young Bankston has many friends
who believe his statement and they will
protect him with their lives Tile
friends of both parties are determined
and are said to have become so deeply
Interested In the affair that a prolonged
and bloody feud is among lire possibili
ties
MRS PIETZEL DISTRACTED
Would Like to Take Holmes by the
Throat
Indianapolis Sept 10 Mrs Carrie
A Pletzel the wife and mother of II
II HolmesH victims was before Coro
ner Castor nnd the county grand jury
today with her daughter Bessie She
told the story of Holmess movements
particularly In leading her over > time
country while he was making away
with her children She Idenlllied her
Bon Howards overcoat and was pros
tratCMl by grief Mrs Plelzel first de
scribed time garment she packed In Sep
tember last It was then shown Idher
She burst Into lamentations and said
11 is poor Howards coat oh I must
Bee him
Mrs Pletzel was so distracted that
the Investigation was suspended In
an interview Mrs Pletzel said that
she would like to take Holmes by the
throat not to kill him for I could
not commit murder but I want to see
aim punished 1
Bank Wrecker Surrenders i
Chicago Sept 10 Frank C Nlehoff
an alleged bankwrecker walkedjjinto
the olllce of the Clerk of the Criminal
Court last evening and surrendered
himself to the authorities For lover
two years NIeholt has been a fugitive
from Justice he and his brother PUo
who Is Htlll In parts unknown being
charged with the wrecking of thorN
hot bank of this city 1
When the bank closed Its doors the
assets were 5175 the liabilities 120
136 Receiver Jaeger In his report
charged Otto and Frank Nleholtiwlth
embezzling 59111
Denver Woman Murdered i
Denver Sept 10 William Rose an
undertakers assistant shot ahd mor
tally wounded Mrs Phillip Kuhn this
forenoon at her home He shot her four
times in the back He ran away rand
although closely pursued by a crowd
managed to reload his revolver and
shot himself In the mouth He will re
cover Jealous was time cause of the
crime He and the woman were each
about 35 years old The womans hus
band Is Phillip Kuhn license Inspeqlor
Shot His Paramour
Telluride Colo Sept 10 Eugene
Wilson colored shot his paramour jLy
dill Williams twice today and then
shot himself Irr the head dying Instant
ly The woman will recover Jealousy
was the cause I
Tragedy at Fort Sheridan j
Chicago Sept 10 Prlvale Thomas
Colfee of lire Fifteenth regiment Uni
ted States army was shot and killed
by sentinel J M Kress at Fort Sheri
dan today while attempting to escape
from the guardhouse f
DEMANDS OF WOOL GROWERS
DEMOCRATIC MISTAKES MUST
MiST
BE CORRECTED
Resolutions Adopted by the Idaho
Association hat Free Wool Has
Cost the Industry Other Subjects
Boise Ida Sept 10The Idaho Wool
Glowers association held an Inter esing
meutlng and transacted a large amount
of business The question of the aO
clallurr assisting to defray the expenses
Of the prOHCOUlkOll tl < ttcixIT41uV41r
be arrested for cattlekilling In Long
valley came up on the report of the
committee to which the matter was
referred The committee reported thai
the prosecution would cost the stock
rnenl in the neighborhood of bOO Af
ter consideration it was decided to do
nate 150 to aid the cause of the Long I
Valley stockmen
During the day Senator Shoup was
sent for The Senator responded amid
addressed the association briefly as
suring the members of his Interest In
their welfare and stating that he
would do everything In his power for
the advancement of their industry
An interesting discussion took place
over the shearing question comparison
being made between the hand and the
machine work Mr Ormsby staled that
a band of sheep at Casper Wyo was
divided half being sheared by hand
and the other halt by machine The
machine he stated saved the cost of
shearing In the Increase In the amounl
of wool secured
The resolution committee composed
of F It Gooding F J Hugert John
McMillan and A B Clark then re
ported The report was unanimously
adopted It will be forwarded to Ida
hos representatives In Congress The
resolutions recite the effect of the free
wool clause of the Democratic tariff
law giving elaborate tables of figures
and conclude as follows
Hcaolved That free wool has proved a
disastrous and appalling mistake In the
United States entailing a direct loss up
on the sheep Industry of this country of
more than 4150000000 and reduced the
price of sheep and wool fully one halt
Itcsolved Thai the Interest ot this I
country demands early action at the
hands of the Fiftyfourth Congress and
the correction of tho appalling mistake
No supposed party or political advantage
will Justify it in postponing this plain
and honest duty
llesolved That tlio slunllnt out ot wool
from among socalled raw materials for
sacrlllco by the last Congress whllo
others of less importance were cared for
and protected was a clime and an out
rage upon our Industry and should bo
resented at tlio polls
Resolved That It It shall unwisely and
unjustly become the settled policy of time
Government to maintain free wool we
will then as a measure of equal Justice
demand flee woolen and cotton goods
and we ask our Senators and Congress
men to lend their energies that way un
til tile manufacturers are placed on tho
same footing as the producers of this
country
DEPLETED GOLD RESERVE
NO DEPOSIT FROM THE BOND
SYNDICATE
Reserve Has Now Fallen to 07710
772 but the Treasury Officials are
not Alarmed Naval Promotions
Washington Sept 9The gold re
serve today was further depleted by
the loss of 1200000 withdrawn for ex
port from the New York subtreasury
This leaves the reserve at lire close of
business 97710772 The treasury olll
clals have received no Information of
contemplated gold deposits by New
York banks as reported yet they have
no doubt that tho syndicate will very
soon make good the losses below 100
000000 For this reason when ques I
tioned they say they have no appre
hension for the future As to the real
purposes of tho syndicate with regard
to speedy action they have no olllclal
or reliable information
Patti has found a method of entertain
IIIR while sparing her voice At her I
CralKynos castle last week puo played
tho title role In tho dumb show piece
oalled ICwiUo tiro Enchantress being
generous enoutiii however to clo with
a song
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TWO WIVES ANDTWO NAMES
Startling Developments upon
an Arrest Made Here
Under tho First Name Ho Married in
Sterling Sanpeto County and Un
der the Second He Married in Salt
Lako and Ioved to Chester Story
of a Double Life and Fraudulent
Acquisition of Property
Salt Laku City Utah September lO
An arrest was made In this city yes
terday by Deputy Marshal Tlrnmony
which developed a startling case of de I
ception and crime
D D Lefevre has lived In Sterling
Sanpete county about two years not
long after coming there he wooed and
won for his wife a widow named Mrs
Mary Ellen Westfall With her ho lived
In all apparent happiness und comfort
marred only by frequent absences from
home which Mr Lefevre accounted for
by saying he was lu the cattle business
with Mr Saunders of Salt Lake and
he had to see about collecting and
shipping the animals
Within the past year a man called
Henry Johnson became acquainted in
this city with Mrs Caroline M Han
son and after due courtship he mar
ried her In Ogden on May 16th last
She had some property and as guardl
an of minor children by her first hus
band she was in charge of valuable
realty ut drearer In Sanpota county
Not long after the iiarrlage the couple
went to live In Chester Mr Johnson
was frequently away from home stay
Ing for some time alleging that he had
320 acres of land at Sterling where he
was feeding a lot of cattle and that
his business necessitated his personal
attention to this and other allied mat
ters He attended faithfully to these
absences
Mrs Hanson now Mrs Johnson In
the pursuance of her guardianship ap
plied for and obtained from the Pro
bate court of Sanpete county aim order
to sell certain real estate at private
Bale As Is usual Irr such cases scaled
bids were received The best was that
of Mr Lefevre above referred to
11000 he said that In payment he would
turn over to her husband Henry John
son beef steers to the amount of the
bid and from him she could get the
money when the steers were sold In
a short time afterward Johnson in
formed his wife that he had received
lire steers from Lefevre and would
pay her the money as soon as he I
sold them He represented himself as
a large cattle shipper out was now
tired of the busInep lrtrjiirtiliJinlit1jiV
aa i4mic ieirctC UKHesb 1IlIJ li =
ver He said lie was going tQ Boston
and wanted his wife to go along as far 1
as Denver where she could stay and
look over the place while he went on
to Boston She agreed and they start
ed from this city for Denver on August
21st
A STARTLING DISCOVERY
After their departure It was In some
way discovered that Johnson and Le
ferve are one and the same man that
ho had a wife In Sterling as first sta
tedand a child three or four weeks
old that he was not eligible to matri
mony when he wedded Mrs Hanson
and that his bid on and payment for
the Sanpete land she had In her con
trol was a fraud that he had taken
the stock to Sterling and as Johnson
had executed bills of sale of them to
nnm
Let evre
Judge Johnson of Spring City on dis
covering these sensational facts at
once localed lire deceived and betrayed
woman at Colorado Springs and re
quesled her Immediate return on very
Important business She started at
once and Johnson came along also
Judge Johnson met the train and came
with the woman as far as Provo on Sun
day night and next morning filed a
suit In the court there In her behalf to
vacate the realty sale to Lefevre on ac
count of willful fraud She Is also try
Ing to recover from the deceiver other
property he had become possessed of
through her
Yesterday morning she went before
Commissioner Greenman and swore out
a warrant charging Lefevre with biga
my and the case Is set for tomorrow
The woman is naturally In great dis
tress Her wrath against her betrayer
Is raging and she needed much per
suasion to prevent her shooting nlm
when she learned the facts The man
however takes It coolly He came on
to this city Sunday night and on his
victims arrival yesterday he appealed
to her to come to the same hotel he
put up at and say nothing about his
doings urging that if she would keep
quiet there was no way by which his
treachery and bigamous marriage could
be proved The appeal was In vain
Mrs Hanson Is determined to land him
In the penitentiary and to recover the
property wrongfully taken from her
It Is a most sensational tale and once
more It Is proved that one need not go
to fiction to find the Incredible The
mans gall In living the life he did In
two towns In the same country Is a
startling revelation of the possibility of
fraudulent Impersonation All this Is
the tale that It lold its full develop
ment Is expected at the trial
A YOUNG GIRL HERDS A BEAR
Drives Him to the Home Corral and
Gets Him Shot
Butte Mont Sept 8Allco Jackson
tho thlrtccnycarold daughter of a
rancher living seventeen miles southwest
of Uutto Is the heroine of a novel ad
venture with a bear Yesterday after
noon while she was riding about the
mountains on horseback amid iiccompanle
by a big doe she came across a big bite
bear largo oven for that country of big
boars Sho ImU no weapon with her so I
sho headed tho bear toward homo find
with tho assistance of tho dog drove the
animal several miles to her fathers cat
Ho corral and then called her eighteen
yearold brother Oliver who shot and
killed the bear The nnlmal weighed COO
pounds and the story anti bears hid
wore brought to Butto today
Change of Venue for v
Helena Mont Sept 7r < the
notorious highwayman a II nlerev
who killed Dens Sheri uci i nnd
others in M nintj a few ycira
aria and wa I vfiptured In Oullfor
nla has ecu > I chunif of v nue
from White Si nur Oprin0j und will
be tried in Helena in November
JEALOUS MANS AWFUL GRIME
Butchered Two Women and
Attempted Suicide
Horrible Crime Committed by a Jeal
ous Husband at Indianapolis Tho
Trial of E S Crocker at Evanston
Judge Hnyford of Larauno Will
Preside Testimony for Durrani
Railroad Official Under Arrest
Indianapolis Sept 9Lomi Hooker mum
ronmoulder murdered his wife tonight
jy cutting her throat He also at
tempted to Kill Airs Kmmu Pees
shashlng her about the head and face
with n razor making wounds from
which It is believed she will nol recover
Mrs Pees run screaming Into the
street covered with blood She pre
sented a terrible sight und a crowd of
excited people quickly gathered Hook
er made all attempt to escape and
stepped to the front door with the
bloody razor In his hand Seeing that
it would be Impossible to do so on ac
count of the crowd of excited men who
had gathered about the doors he made
some remark about killing the first
man who attempted to lay hands on
him and then cut his own throat The
act was witnessed by a number of peo
ple The blood spurted from the wound
and the man after staggering about
for a few minutes fell The crowd
started for him but he arose and held
them al bay with the razor lIe then
left lire house and ran three squares
followed by a great crowd When Eliza
beth street was reached lie got on a
streetcar where he was caught by
Patrolman Bolan
Mrs Hooker after receiving the terri
ble wound started for the city hospital
which is only a short distance from tho
scene of the tragedy After taking a
few steps she fell and died in a few
minutes Hooker and Mrs Pees had
In the meantime been taken to the
hospital and the doctors believe that
both are fatally injured
Jealousy was the cause of the tra
gedy Hooker believed his wife from
whom he was separated was not living
as she should and he resolved to kill
her The crime was prernedllated and
he lay in wait all tho afternoon for the
opportunity which came about 6
oclock
RESULT OF FAMILY TROUBLES
Army Veteran Shoots His Wife and I
Attempts Suicide
Clinton 111 Sept 9John Caplinger
attempted to kill his wife by firing two
shots ut her and then placed the re
volver to his right temple and sent a
ball Into his head Capllnger Is an In
male of the Soldiers home at Quincy
lie came home a few days ago on his
way to lire NaUonal encampment al
I Louisville Caplinger and his wife and
sljochU pn did not live harmoniously
aril IW his visit here u at thlaiirt the home
effect a reconciliation His wife and
children would not consent to his re
turn
Sunday Mrs Capllnger was standing
In the front yard leaning over the gate
and her husband was standing behind
her He entreated her to take him
back but she refused He then drew
a revolver and placing It at her head
clicked the trigger which drew Mrs
Capllngers attention when she grabbed
his arm Ho pulled the trigger and
fired at her back The ball struck a
steel In her corset which saved her
lifeThe
The children In the house heard the
two shots and ran out just In time to
grab their fathers arm as he pulled lire
trigger when sent a ball into his own
head The jerk on his arm changed the
direction of the ball so that It did not
prove fatal al once though there Is not
much hope of his recovery
George Caplinger served as a Union
soldier in a Kentucky cavalry regiment
during the war After the war he was
chief of police in Shelbyvllle Ky for a
number of years Twelve years ago he
came to Clinton with his family He
ms been an Inmate of the home at
Quincy for three years and also draws
a pension
RAILROAD OFFICIAL ARRESTED
D P Conroy of Arizona Charged
with Murder
Phoenix Ariz Sept 9D P Conroy
auditor and general olllce manager of
the Marlcopa Phoenix railroad Is
under arrest on suspicion of having
murdered J I Miller commercial
agent of the road who was found dead
In the rear of the companys olllces
Saturday night with a bullet hole In
his temple The arrest was made on
Conroys admission of having been pre
sent when Miller Is said lo have com
mitted suicide There had been trouble
between lire men but no threats were
made The bar tender In a saloon near
the place of the shooting said Miller
had been In the saloon almost immedi
ately before time shooting He was In a
pleasant mood without coat or vest
and had rro revolver Railroad ofllclals
here believe It was suicide Both men
had been with the company since Its
organization and were trusted olllclals
Conroy Is In jail
DURRANIS DEFENSE
Testimony Will Indicate Who Com
mitted the Murders
San Francisco Sept 9An evening
paper prints a sensational story about
the defense which will be offered in the
trial of Theodore Durrant for the mur
der of Blanche Lament Tho following
statement is credited to a person con
nected with the defense
The alibi will be strong but the de
fense has witnesses lo show that Dur
rant not only did not commit the mur
der but will Indicate who did commit
It There will be more than one Implicated
cated In the murder Witnesses will
testify that Ihey saw the girl enter the
church on the fatal afternoon with a
certain man and that at that time 1
second man was within the church
There lire defense will res It InQulr
It will not ultemiit to pray hit Hi o
parties did com t lire m dcr Mho
statcmc as i thin art t > o duct that
iey will we no ground for the prose
> tun to aland i so far as Durrani
I concerned
REFUSED TO RETRACT
Two Shots Fired at I New Orleans
Newspaper Man
New Orleans Sept 9D C OMalley
proprietor of tho City Item while
crossing Champ street In front of the
Picayune olllce about I oclock this
morning was shot at twice by W B
Stnnsbery formerly a reporler on the
TimesDemocrat
Yesterdays Item contained a scath
ing article on Stansbery This morn
lag Stansucry met OMalley and de
manded that aretractlon ot lire offen
sive article be made OMalley refused
to retract anything the Item had Bald
Stansbery then fired two ineffectual
shots at OMalley who was unarmed
The police came on the scene and
Slnnsbery was arrested and afterwards
released by the Recorder on a bond of f
ssin
TRIAL OF E S CROCKER
Defense Charges Bias and Judge
Hnyford Will Preside
Evanston Wyo Sept 91he case
of the StKto vs Edwin S Crocker for
the murder of Harvey Booth last Janu
ary came before the District court to
day Judge Jesse Knight presiding The
lawyers for tile defense Judge Corn
und J I Kick man of Evanston and
Judge Vandevanter of Cheyenne pre
sented the sworn affidavit of E S
Crocker stating that It was his firm
conviction that ho could not obtain a
fair trial before the presiding Judge
owing to bias Judge Knight Immedi
ately assigned the case to Judge Hay
ford of Laramie and wired lire gen
tleman to lhat effect Judge Hayford
will start tonight which will bring him
here tomorrow at noon
The trial will probably commence
Wednesday as both sides state they
are ready It Is stated that defend
ants lawyers object to Sheriff Ward as
the one to serve venires in the case he
having been BO zealous in his endeav
ors to place the crime on Crocker
Prosecuting Attorney Hamm will be
assisted by Cyrus Beard of Evanston <
and Judge M C Brown of Laramie J
REGISTRATION FIGURES
Over Eight Thousand Women f
Womel En
rolled in This City J I
Salt Lake City Utah September 8
County Registrar Wilson yesterday
finished the checkingup of the regis
tration books There were over eight
thousand women enrolled and more
than a thousand new EdmundsTucker 1
oaths taken Comparative figures with
last year were unobtainable In a C
number of precincts the total enroll
ment was so far ahead of thai at the
final cjslng of the books on October 8
1891 that the Registrar considered the
figures unsafe to calculate upon In
one precinct for Instance the registra
tion was 425 above lire total of last
year despite the fact that there were
only 181 new oaths A true estimate
of the total registration cannot be given
unlll closed aCer the books are finally
In view of the fact that some mis
understanding has got abroad In re
gard to the qualifications for voting on
the Constitution and the State officers
Mr Wilson desires it stated thatithere
Is only one restriction Every voter is 4
required to have lived one year In the g 4 rt
Territory The usual precinct and counv
ty qualification is omitted That Is theJA
u WrUia h II >
of article i i of the new Constitution
The oath required is as follows
Blank being duly sworn on oath
says I am 0 male citizen of
the United States and on the 5th day of
November 1895 will be over 21 years of
age that I am now a resident of the
Territory of Utah and have resided there
continuously since the 6th day of Novem
ber 1831
Had women been allowed to vote
they would have fallen under the ope
ration of article 4 of the Constitution
describing the qualifications of voters
not determined In article 24 In view
of the fact that there Is some talk of
appealing from the decision of the Su
preme court of the Territory to tho
Supreme court of the United States on
the suffrage queslion It may be of J O
terest to note that the following sepa
rate oath Is required of the women
I on oath swear or afllrm
that at the next election I will be of the
ago of twenlyono 21 years and up
wards and will have been a citizen of
the United States for ninety 9 day
and have resided In the Territory of
Utah ono 1 year In the county of Salt
Lake four 4 months and In blank pre
cinct sixty 6 days
SPARKS FROM THE WIRES
The tenth biennial convention of the
supreme council of the Order of Chosen
Friends convened at Cleveland
The Pope has approved the nomina
tion of Rev Dr Kennedy as rector of 4
the American college at Rome
Richard Mansfield is dangerously ill
With typhoid fever and may not be
able lo appear on the stage this sea 4
son
sonThe
The will of Susan W Talmage wife
of Rev T Dewlll Talmage was ad
rnllled to probate The estate Is valued
at 100000 and is left to her husband
An agreement has been entered Into
between German and British steamship
companies under which there will be a
considerable advance In freight and
passenger rates to America
Tho Catholic university at Washing
ton has decided to admit women as I
pupils in all lire higher studies em
bracing courses in science philosophy
and tho arts but they will not be per
mitted t secure degrees
The Comptroller of the Currency has
declared dividends in favor of the credi
tors of Insolvent national banks as fol I
lows National Bank of Kansas City
Mo 15 per cent Linn County National I
bank of Albany Or 10 per cent 1
At Hennessey Okla a Cheyenne In
dlan Mouse Trail received 100 lashes I
on his bare back and was banished I
from the tribe for brutally assaulting
Violet Manny daughter of Chief Man
ny on lire Cantene reservation Satur
day
dayA
A fire which originated In a barn de
stroyed the extensive plant of the San 1
ta Clara Mill and Lumber company at
San Jose Cal valued at 150000 three S
flats two dwellings and lire contents
of all The total loss Is 176000 Insu
rance 85000
Tho Sovereign Grand Lodge of the J
Independent Order of Odd Fellows will > I
nreel at Atlantic City N J next i
Tuepday Nearly 200 members are in
lud < In the supreme body and rep
resentatives of the grand lodges
throughout tendance the country will be in at
j t
Bismarcks Spurs i
London Sept 9A Berlin dispatch to
the Standard says that In memory of
Prince Bismarcks utterance earned 1
my diplomatic spurs at Erfurt a num
ber of Erfurt admirers have sent a fo rt
mel piece In the shape of a pair of gi
gantic spurs to the Prince
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