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VOLUME XI V.
MATSVUiLE, KT., TUESDAY, AUGUST 37, 1895.
NUMBER 33 5
MOB LAW PREVAILED
Murderers Hanged in Califor
nia and Kentucky.
AT YREKA AND SPRINGFIELD.
Four Men Summarily Dealt With at ttio
Former Place, While Ono Meets a Sim
ilar Fate at the Latter Names of the
Victims and the Crimes Charged Against
Yreka, Cal.. Aug. 27. Four'inurder
ers were taken from the county jail by
a mob of 250 mcu at 1 o'clock yesterday
morning and lynched. A baud of citi
zens fearing that the law would not be
carried out and augerod over the
atrocity of recent crimes, determined to
take matters into their own hands. The
lynching was the ghastly climax to the
reign of lawlessness which has prevailed
in Siskiyu county for some mouths past.
One of the victims was Lawrence
Johnson, who, on the evening of July
23, stabbed his wife to death in the
town of Etna. Another was William
Null, who shot Henry Hayter in the
back with a rifle near Culiahans on
April 21. Louis Moreno and Garland
Beemler, who are supposed to have
killed George Sears and Casper Moirer
haus at Bailey Hill on Aug. o, were also
Ac 11 o'clock Sunday night farmers
from all of the surrounding cduntry be
gan to drive into town uud by midnight
the mobvas ready to march to the
county jail. Bei'oro taking a step, how
over, every precaution was taken to pre
vent the plans of the lynchers from be
ing frustrated by the onicers of the law.
The sheriff and one of his deputies
were decoyed to another part of town
by two members of the mob who were
engaged in a sham light and the fire
beil was muffled to prevent an alarm
from bohig given in tiiut way.
When 'the jail was reached a number
of the men, all of whom were masked,
awakened uuder-bheriff Radfurd and
demanded the keys from him. He
positively refused to open the door or
give the Keys up, telling them that if
tney broke m tne doors he would blow
their trains oat. Finding that Rad
ford was determined not to give them
the keys they went across to the jail
and got on top ot u stone wall which
surrounds the jail.
Deputy bneriri Henry Brahtiaoht,
who has been sleeping in the jail since
the commitment of so many muroer
ers, thinking someone was escaping
from the jail, fired two shots out of the
window to alarm City Murshul Parks
and Deputy Sheriff Radford. He then
opened the doors and was immediately
held up by the mob, who took the keys
from him uud entered the jail. Hav
ing no Jteys to the different cells, they
were compelled to burst the locks with
a sledge hummer, which they proceed
ed to do at once.
Lawrence H. Johnson, who brutally
stabbed his wife to death at Etna on
Sunday evening, July 28, was the first
to receive the atteutiou of the mob.
They broke the lock from the door of
his cell, and placing u rope around his
neck led him out oi the jail ami across
the street to wuere the iron rail was
laid between the forks of two locust
trees. Jonnsou pleaded for mercy, but
the silent gathering gave no heed to his
uppeais and lie was quickly strung up,
dying from strangulation in a few min
utes. The mob returned to the jail and then
broke into the cell of William Null,
who shot Henry Hayter at Callahans
on April 21 in a dispute over a mining
property. Null desired to make a state
ment, but time was too valuable to per
mit any such preliminaries, and he was
ioou hanging alongside ot Johnson.
Louis Moreno, who was charged with
having killed George Sears on the 5th
of th.s mouth, was then tuken from his
cell, and was soon swinging with John
son uinl Null.
The last and youngest of the four
murderers to pay the penalty of his
crime was Garland S'eeuuor, aged about
19, who, m compuiiy with Moreno, was
charged witli naving killed Casper
Meirerhaua at Bailey Hill on the Cth of
this month. A rope was placed around
Seemler'd neck uud he was led irom the
jail in his bare leot. Seemler begged
I or meroy, and his last words wore:
"Tell my dear old mother I am inno
cent of the crime."
About this time Sheriff Hobbs, hav
ing been notified, arrived on the scene,
and starting for the jail door was com
manded to halt, the commaud boiug
emphasized by the display of several
levolvers. Hevus told tnat the "job
had been done." By this time the
greater part of the mob had dispersed,
leaving only about UO or 40 men on
guard, who soon loft utter the sheriff
Tiio bodies were taken down by
Coroner Shofield and Marshal Parks,
who removed them in a wagon to" uu
euginehouso, where they weie laid side
by side. The corouor summoned a jury
to hold an inquest.
Yreka is a little mining town, and
years ago was frequently the sceue of
mob violence. The summary manner
In which justice wus meted out the four
muraorers yesterday morning reminded
the pioueers of similar scenes during
the gold excitement 40 years ago, when
it was not an uncommon spectacle to
awaken in the morning and see the
body of a notorious criminal dangling
from a tree.
LYNCHING IN KENTUCKY.
llarrliou Lewis Tuken From 111 Cell by m
Mob uiul Uauged,
Springfield, Ky Aug. 27. A mob
composed of about oue dozen met., all
negroes, took Harrison Lewis, colored,
from the jail hero early yesterday
morning and hanged him to a tree in
the courthouse yard.
About U o'clock thoy attacked the
jail and demanded the keys of Jailor
Smith, who, having been warned of
their approach, escaped out tho back
door with the keys.
The mob, nothing daunted, repaired
to a neighboring blacksmith shop pro
cured a sledge hammer and other tools,
and began battering down the doors.
It took them three hours1 hard work
to reach their victim, but their deter
mination never wavered in the least,
and promptly at U o'clock in the morn
ing he was haugod.
No resistance was offered the mob.
and quite a number of people were on
the streets while they wore at work,
but were auaid to interfere.
The crime for which Lewis was
lynehod was a most cowardly murder.
LuBt Friday he went to the house of
Joe Brooks, also colored, looking for an
other negro who had, it was alleged,
been too intimate with his (Lewis)
paramour. Brooks told him that his
man was not there, whereupon Lewis
fired upon Brooks with a shotgun load
ed with buckshot, killing him instantly.
Brooks was a highly respected negro,
and stood well in the community.
The coroner's inquest failed to
identify any of the mob. No effort -will
be made to find them out.
Uoston Eutertninlug llcr Visitors in Royal
Boston, Aug. 27. Boston has sur
rendered to an invading army, and is
now in the haudjj of 25,000 Sir Knights
Templar. These, with the ladies ac
companying them, and the immense
throng of visitors attracted to the Hub
by the conclavo and low railroad rates,
have swelled tho city's population to an
enormous extent. For the past 24 hours
commauueries have been arriving from
north, south, cast and west by hun
dreds and fifties. They have come in
coach, parlor cars, sleeper and special,
until there is assembled here an army
the liko of which in splendor and good
fellowship has never been seen before in
The entire city has donned a holiday
drebs, and on every hand flags, banners,
galley colored streamers and flashing
lights greet the eye. Immense numbers
of incaudescent lights have been ar
ranged to represent evory known
Masonic emblem. The Masonic Temple
decorations are, of course, the most
elaborate, the principal feature being a
huge outline cross of colored lights
covering almost the entire front of tho
building The Albion building is not
fur behind, uud all along Newport Row,
the occupants have extended a welcome
to the Sir Knights in a blaze of light.
A Woman Suicides by Setting Herself on
Valparaiso, Ind., Aug.- 27. News
has just been received here detailing the
horrible death of Miss Mary Leahy, 25,
at Elsden. She secured some salaratus,
which she rubbed over her body, uud
thou sot herself on lire. She was dis
covered by her mother, who was fright
fully burned in attempting to extinguish
the names. The victim lived two hours,
suffering untold ugouy.
A strange fatality exists in this fam
ily, as this makes the eighth member
who has met a violent death. The act
is attributed to tho death of her brother,
who was shot and killed a few days
Minister Denby Not Yet lleard From.
Washington, Aug. 27. Minister
Denby has not yet advised the state de
partment concerning the present situa
tion iu China. Acting Secretary Adee
said that the minister was not the kind
of a man to report what he intended to
do, or to report progress ut certain
6 1 ages of business he had in hand, but
would be more likely to report an ac
complished fact. He had no doubt
that the minister was doing all that it
was possible to do.
English, Ind., Aug. 27. The export
of dried fruit from Crawford county
this year surpasses by 100 per cent any
exportation over known to this county.
The average per diem shipment during
the past week from three stores here
aggregate 10,240 pounds. This is but a
fair- sample of the fruit trade in tho
couuty. Immense preparations are be
ing made for the export of apples.
A llrother'H Good Act.
English, Ind., Aug. 27. The county
commissioners have entered suit against
the bondsmen of ex-Trustee Willoughby
I. Spencer to recover $2,870. The bur
den will fall upon three men, the others
taking udvautago of tho limitation act.
Spencer's brother Charles has given up
all of his property to reliove his
brother's bondsmen, although he him
self was not on his bond.
Gi-eat Drouth llrolcen.
Marion, Ind., Aug. 27. A stoady
downpouring ruiu set in early yester
duy morning, and it is still falling. It
will be of incalculable benefit to crops.
The rain will also wash oat tho oil
which has accumulated in the small
streams and ditches in the northwest
ern part of tho county, which has been
n constant source of anxiety to farmers
for f ear of fire.
Italiuu Murdered in 1'eru.
Lima, Peru, Aug. 27. A year ago tho
Cascenst police murdered Louis ui ultra
and have gone without trial since. The
Italian minister demanded uu inquiry
into the case, Gmffra being an Italian
citizen, but deluys uud evasive answers
have been given him. Now the had
less body ot tne victim has been found.
The newspapers bore say that the honor
of Peru demands u conviction of those
guilty of the murder.
Several Small Battles Occur In
NO SERIOUS LOSS HAS RESULTED.
Insurgents Defeated According to tiio
Havana News Which Passed the Censor
ship A J'rjTate 'Letter Gives an Account
of a Jtecont Hattle No More Troops to
Ho Sent From Spain for tho Present.
Havana, Aug. 27. A column of 800
Spanish troops, commanded by Lieuten
ant Colouol Terael, it is announced, re
cently attacked the insurgents, Stclloa
and Angel, who have a following of
about 150 men, near Doloritas, in the
Romedios district iu the province of
Santa Clara. The so-called "American
company" of the columu charged with
the bayonet and captured the insurgent
positions. The insurgents lost three
killed and the troops captured 12 sad
dled horses and one prisoner, tho father
Six railroad bridges in the Tunas dis
trict of Santi Espiritu, province of
Santa Clara, have been restored.
During the attack on the fort at
Niguera, the insurgent lieutenant,
Magin Perez, was killed. The troops
lost two men killed and three wounded.
According to tho dotails received from
official sources regarding the fight at
Niguera, the insurgent leader was
wounded in both arms. It is also
stated that the insurgent leader, Alonzo
Rivero, witli 700 men, has arrived in
the neighborhood of Niguera.
A column, commanded fcy Lieutenant
Colonel Valle, numbering about 180
men, has had u skirmish with the in
surgent band, commanded by Nunez,
and njmbering, according to official
advices, 870 men. The insurgents are
said to have been compelled to abandon
the positions which they occupied on
Mount Caussito, leaving sovon wounded
on the field. The official reports say
that only two soldiers were wounded
during tho engagement.
Information received here by the gov
ernment is to the effect that Roloff has
been reinforced by 2,000 insurgents in
tho provinco of Puerto Principe, and
with these and the forces of Sanchez he
is said to be moving upou Santa Clara.
The father of Serafiu Sanchez died re
cently at Santi Espiritu.
Colonel Copello hu3 arrived from San
tiago de Cuba and has appointed chiefs
for the battalion of public order aud
police of Havnnu,
Upmanii, the banker, has advanced
the government the sum of $500,000.
Colonel Oliver, with 150 infantry and
12 cavalry, sustained the fire of the in
surgent bands of Fernandez Perico,
Diaz and Carrillo, Jr., to the number of
800 in Sitco Bonita, district of Reinedios,
according to the official reports for
warded to Havana. Of the troops two
were wounded and tho insurgents left
two dead and retired with their wound
ed, the number of which was not
A RECENT BATTLE.
A l'rlvate Letter Furnishes the Detiilsnf
u Fight on August 11.
New York, Aug. 27. Secretary
Quesuda of the Cuban revolutionary
committee has receivtd a letter from
Cumaguay, Cuba, containing informa
tion ot a battle which has just been
fought between a body of Spanish
troops and a small force under General
The letter which was dated Aug. 11
was from Salvator Cisueros, Marquis of
Santa Lucia, and gave a graphic ac
count of the engagement, which was
sharp and decisive. Tho Spaniards
numbered 1,500 and wore commanded
by General Mella. They were aotiug as
convoy tor a large wagon tram loaded
with provisions and munitions of war
on its way to the Spaiiish, camp in the
interior. The attacking party num
bered 900, 500 of whom were cavalry.
The wagons were plodding along
when tho Cuban cavalry suddenly
dashed down on them from the rear.
The tree hindmost wagons were cut off
and captured with the six mules at
tached to them. The drivors of tho
other wagons whipped up their mules
and found safety behind the line of
Spanish infantry, which was hastily
formed to protect them. A sharp fire
was kept up between the two forces,
tho Spaniards falling back slowly until
they reachod tho brow of a small hill,
where a Btaud was taken.
Recognizing tho advantageous posi
tion of the enemy Gomez withdrew.
The Spaniards had 170 men killed in
tho fight, while tho Cuban loss was only
three. One of tho captured wagous
was found to be loaded with army
The letter said that the train of
wagons was so harrassed by the Cuban
troops that it required seven days to
make a journey commonly done in two.
Americans Imprisoned in Cuba.
Washington, Aug. 27. The state de
partment ha3 received no advices con
cerning the Key West dispatch that
Sauguilly aud Aguerre, American citi
zens confined at Mora Castle, had been
released. It was stated that about
eight or 10 persons, American citizens,
or claiming to be such, were under ar
rest in Cuba, and that Sauguilly aud
Aguerre wero tne most important of
the number. These men at first wero
to have been tried by tho military
courts, but through the intervention of
the United States thoy were allowed a
trial in tho civil courts, and an oppor
tunity to prove their innocence.
Will Not Send the Troops.
Cadiz, Aug. 27. The Diario Do
Avisos of Corunaa states that the gov
ernment will zeliuauish its intontienof
sending 25,000" additional reinforce
ments to the island of Cuba and adds
that Captain General De Campqs has
declared that he will resign if the gov
ernment insists upon appointing a lieu
tenant general for tho island of Cuba.
London, Aug. 27. Tho Havana cor
respondent of The Times telegraphs
that Antonio Maceo and other insur
gent chiefs in Puerto Pnncipe uro try
ing to organize u revolutionary govern
ment. The Spanish authorities cou
teiuplate an issae of inconvertible paper
money to provide funds for military
Events at the Kinplro Athletic ClubV
Maspeth, L. I., Aug. 27. Since tho
scientific boxing contests were stopped
at Coney Island the men who were in
terested iu tho Seaside Athlotic club
have erected hero a commodious club
house with an areua capable of seating
6,000 people. The club is known as the
Empire Athletic club, and last night
was its opening.
Two bouts wero on the program, a
10-round go between Frank Erne of
Buffalo and Jack Skelly of Biooklyn,
at 120 pounds, and a contest of 20
rounds at tho lightweight limi of 183
pounds, between George Lavigne of
Saginaw and "Jimmy" Handler, better
known as BobflFitzjitnmons' p -t5ga.
Three thousand sports weie around
the ring, tho largest out-of-town dele
gations were from Newark and Buffalo.
They saw Erne knock Skelly out iu the
seventh round of the first fight, and
Lavigne beat Handler in the Fifth.
Skelly forced the fighting up to the
fourth, when ho knocked Erne down
twice, and thereafter it was give and
take up to the seventh round, when
Erne knocked his man out after two
minutes and 47 seconds' fighting in the
Iu the second fight Lavigne punched
Handler right and left in the face and
fought him almost to a standstill. In
the fifth round Lavigne sent his left
one, two on the face, following with a
right hand smash, knocking Haiiahr
down. The Newark man got up in six
seconds only to be sent down aud out
with another right hand smash on tho
NEWS FF.OM JACKSON'S HOLE.
General Coppluger and Party Ilcach Omaha
After a Month's Absence. '
Ojiaha, Aug. 27. General Coppinger,
Major Humphrey and Lieutenant
Hutchesou arrived yesterday evening
after a month's stay in tho Jackson's
Hole country. They were four days in
making the trip from Fort Washakie,
where they arrived ou the 19th. Col
onel Randall and two troops of tho
Ninth cavalry returned with General
Coppinger from Wyoming, aud are now
at Fort Robinson. Mujor Chaffee was
left in command of tho troops still on
Goneral Coppinger was reticent in
discussing tho situation at Jacicson's
Hole, saying only that when the troops
arrived the settlers were very much
frightened, were congregated at two
poiuts and were sending out scouting
parties. The conflict, lie said, is be
tween the state laws of Wyoming and
the treaty with the United Stuttjs,
The general saw that work on the
military road to the hole country was
being rushed before he left that section,
as ho anticipates further use for it.
Two AgencleM Will Handle the Entire Out
put of Four States.
Cleveland, Aug. 27. WTindowglass
manufacturers from Ohio, Pennsyl
vania, Indiana and Illinois met here
yesterday and organized a combination,
tho purpose of which is to udvanco
prices to meet the increase in the price
of raw materials and the prospective
advance in wages. It was decided to
establish two agencies for tho srdo of
the products of tho factories. Ono will
be located in Indiana aud the other in
Pittsburg, and all sales will be made
through these agencies, tho prices to be
regulated by districts.
It was decided not to resume opera
tions at the factories uutil Sept. 27. In
the meantime the wage question, over
which there has been a spirited contro
versy, will be reforred to a cimmittee to
report at tho next meeting, which will
be held soon. The election of officers
will occur at that meeting.
NEW TELEPHONE COMPANY.
It Will Compete With the Hell Hacked tiv
ii .Million Dollars Capital.
Cleveland, Aug. 27. Colonel Wil
liam P. Fogg of New York is in the
city as the representative of a wealthy
New York syndicate of organizing a
new telephone company to compete
with tho Boll company. The new
organization will be known as the Sub
scribers Automatic Telephone Company
of Cleveland aud will be capitalized at
$1,000,000 to bo divided into shares of
$50. Many local capitalists will also bo
interested in the company.
The Now York capitalists are those
interested in tho Mutual Autoinutio
company recently organized. It is pro
posed to secure 10,000 subscribers for
the now exchange, which, it is prom
ised, will be in oporatiou within six
mouths. Tho rates, as compared with
those now oharged by the Boll com
pany, will be very low.
No Indian Massacre.
Baker City, Ore., Aug. 27. Reports
from Burns, Albany county, are to tho
effect that no Indian massacre took
placo in Diamond valley last Friday
night, as alleged. Tho rumor grew out
of a stampede at McCoy's creek Friday
night, when the settlers fled to escape a
band of appj&ftojiirjg Indians.
. WALLER'S CASE.
Mlnls'er Eustls Has Only
Asked For the Papers.
NO DEMANDS HAVE BEEN MADE.
France and America Are Discussing tho
-Matter iu a Friendly Spirit, unil the
Friendly ICclations Are Unimpaired.
Comments of Loudon l'auer on the
Paris, Aug. 27. Le Matin has an
interview with Mr. Henry Viguaud,
secretary of tho United States embassy,
on the subject of the Waller case. He
denied that there was any question yet
of demands or disagreement between
France and America. "Ambassador
Eustis," said Mr. Viguaud, "for the
present has asked only for the produc
tion of the documents connected with
the case, which were mislaid during the
voyage from Madagascar.
"Mr. Newton D. Eustis, second sec
retary of the embassy and son of the
ambassador, goes to Clairvaux this
week with the legal adviser of the em
bassy to interview Waller. France and
America are discussing the matter in a
friendly spirit and the friendly rela
tions are unimpaired. No disagreement
has arisen or could arise on this sub
ject." Comments of London 1'apers.
London, Aug. 27. The Daily News
in uu editorial on the Waller case says:
The French are in a bad way in
Madagascar, and in addition by their
ridiculously severe sentence of Waller
jthayhave involved themselves in a
grave international complication. There
is a certain irony iu the mischance
which has embroiled them with a power
so absolutely indifferent to the Mada
gascar question. They must have gone
out of their way to fix a quarrel with
the Amoricau consul. It is their mis
fortune that these things wero done for
them, not by statesmen, but by soldiery.
Undoubtedly the matter will be amicably
arranged. The French have repeatedly
shown themselves willing to acknowl
edge an error of temper, and to offer
reparation of a kind.
An editorial in The Post says: "The
grossly discourteous behavior of the
French officials at Tamatavo to tho
American officers has been apologized
for; but the Waller case is one of the
most high-handed pieces of persecution
the recent history of civilized states has
Further Particulars of the Loss of the
American lirig W. II. Meyer.
Port Townsend, Wash., Aug. 27.
Further news has been received from
Port Clarence, Alaska, per bark Sonoma,
concerning the loss of the American
brig W. H. Meyer of San Francisco,
commanded by A. P. Hansen. She
dragged ashore July IS, at Reindeer
station, during u heavy gale, and was a
The passengers and crew escaped
ashore in safety. The hull was badly
damaged. Tho loss is estimated ut
550,000. The captain and first officer
are coming down on the bark Peters,
and the remainder of tho crew on the
cutter Boar. The first news of the
wreck of the Meyer reported the loss of
half of the crew.
The International Boundary the Scene of
Uloody Affray. '
Butte, Mou., Aug. 27. Word has
just been received here of a triple kill
ing which occurred at Sweetgrass, on
the international boundary. Sunday
William Long, cowboy for tho "F" out
fit, who is also said to be a whisky
smuggler, killed a mounted policemau
Tho two men met near the middle
butte of Sweetgrass, had several drinks,
got into a row and the killing resulted.
After the shooting of Richardson, Long
went to C. B. Tool's ranch, where ho is
alleged to have killed Ira Brown, fore
man of the sheep ranch. The latter
before dyiug shot Long, killing him in
stantly. Loug's mother lives in Los
Senator Quay's Scheino.
Harrisuuro, Aug. 27. Senator Quay
and his followers made a bold dash yes
terday in the fight for Republican su
premacy in this state, by taking posses
sion of the state committee and depos
ing B. F. Gilkeson from the chairman
ship. Their object in doing this was to
place themselves in position to prepare
the rolls of tho delegates to Wednes
day's convention so that they might ap
pear before that body with a prima facie
case. What the effect of this move will
be can not yet be foretold, and the next
move of the Hastings people is looked
for with great interest.
Trustee Campbell Jtoniovcd.
Cincinnati, Aug. 27. Judge MoNeill
oY the insolvency court has removed W.
H, Campbell, trustee of the Commercial
Nutioual bank, upou the complaint of
stockholders and creditors of tho bank,
who alleged that Campbell, as cashier
and director of tho bank, had interests
adverse to those of the bank creditors.
Tho court took that viow and removed
Campbell, leaving the Union Savings
Bonk and Trust company solo trustee.
Wealthy Sugar Planter Dying.
Milwaukee, Aug. 27. "W. L. Shaffer,
a wealthy sugar plantation owner from
Louisiana, is dying at the Hotel Pfeis
ter, where ho has been for some days
under medioal treatment. Mr. Shaffer
has been spending the summer at
Waukeshaw for tho benefit of his