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MAYSVILLE, KY., SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1904.
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A TERRIBLE CRIME,
Husband, Wife, Daughter and a
Son Were Shot and Killed
uy an Unknown Assassin.
THE HOUSLE WAS THEN SET ON FIRE
The Man Was Almost Cremated But
the Bodies of the Woman and
Children Were Rescued.
A Son Is the Only Member of the
Family Alive and Says He Thinks
the Motive Was' Neither Rob
bery Nor Revenge.
Auburn, Cal.,, Nov. 12. It Is now
known that Julius Weber, 48, his wife,
II, their 19-yean-old daughter Bertha,
and their son Paul, 14, were murdered
Thursday night by an unknown assas
sin, who set Are to the home in an
effort to cover his crime. Before the
fire had made any great headway the
bodies of the murdered woman and
her two children were rescued from
the burning house.
An examination of the bodies
showed that Mrs. Weber and the chil
dren had been murdered before the Are
had been started. The daughter had
been killed by a pistol wound, as had'
been Mrs. Weber. On' the boy's head
were several deep cuts. He had also
All efforts to reach Julius Weber,
the father, who was not thought to be
In the burning bouse, was abandoned
until Friday, when a search was made
in the burned timbers and his body
was foundx in the bathroom of the
dwelling. He, too, had been shot down
before being left to be consumed by
' the flames.
The body of Mr. Weber was so badly
burned that It has been impossible to
ascertain how often he was shot.
One very peculiar circumstance of
the tragedy Is that while the bodies of
tiio mother and daughter were burned
lo some extent the apartment in which
they were lying was not on Are when
iue firemen broke in, which showed
tuat they had been killed in some other
portion of the house, partly burned
and then dragged Into the room where
they were found.
Coroner Shepard. Sheriff Kean and
District Attorney Robinson are mak
ing a thorough investigation of the
tragedy. Iney-are advancing no the
ories, but the facts would indicate
that the murders was the work of a
madman or cool, calculating, premed
The robbery theory is about explod
ed, as no incentive has been found.
Adolph Weber, the son, aged 20, who
Is the only member of4the family alive,
talks but little, but to the coroner and
Bherlff he says he didn't think the mo
tive was either robbery or revenge.
When asked If ho had a theory, he
eaid he had, but would not give It.
Ho did say, reluctantly, that his father
had a violent temper. The boy said
he left the house about C:30 and came
down town, purchased a pair of trous
ers, and did several other errands.
When he went to the fire he dropped
his old trousers, which were in a
bundle, in the burning building. He
Is now at the home of Deputy County
Treasurer John Adams. Young Weber
has a good reputation. Two 22-cal-Iber
revolvers were found, but the bul
lets extracted from the body were of
32 caliber. The officers are looking
for the pistol from which they were
The nutopsy Friday night on the
body of Mr. Webor, disclosed a bullet
wound through the heart. The diame
ter of the wound was the same as that
In the bodies of Mrs. Weber and Miss
Weber, who were shot with a 32-callber
Julius Weber was a retired brewer
and was possessed of considerable
wealth. The- family lived in a hand
Some homo here, and Mr. Weber pos
sessed valuable property in Oakland,
Killed Woman and a Policeman.
Alexandria, La., Nov. 12. Police
man R. C. Aymond was killed by Tom
Underwood, colored. Underwood had
Just shot and killed Iretta Parker, a
colored woman, and the policeman
was shot and killed while trying to
arrest1 the murderer.
Captain, Wife arid Two Seamen Lost.
Now York, Nov, 12. Capt. Robert
Walton, wife and two seamen lost
their lives off Barnegat light, when
the United States supply ship Calgoa
cut' down, the Norfolk lumber schoon
er "Wilson and Hunting. Four men
Miners Meet Death.
Springfield, 111., Nov. 12. James
McGeo and Antono Mursta, two min
ors, wero killed by an explosion early
Friday morning in tho Now Peabody
mine, feoyon miles north of this city.
FIREMEN RELEASED THEM.
mprlsoned Were Three Pastors
the Locking of a Door.
Louisville, Ky Nov. 12.- Three
prominent Baptist ministers, Dr. John
N. Prestridge, editor of the Baptist
Argus; Dr. J. H. Eager, of Baltimore,
Mid Dr. George B. Eager, of the South
ern Baptist theological seminary,, wero
made prisoners In the Baptist Argus
office Friday evening by the locking
Df a door, and tho fire 'department had
to send a hook and ladder company
to taTce them from a second-story win
dow in order that Dr. J. H. Eager
might catch a train for Baltimore.
There was no time to lose, so the
gallant firemen pulled tho preachers
aboard the truck as they came down
the ladder, and with the bell clanging
drove them to the Seventh street de
pot, whero Dr. Eager managed to
catch the last car of the Baltimore &
Ohio train, which had Just started.
The- Tennessee River Improvement
Frankfort, Ky., Nov. 12. Following
Is a list of delegates appointed by tho
governor to represent the common
wealth of Kentucky at the eighth an
nual convention of the Tennessee
River Improvement association, to bo
held at Decatur, Ala., November 22
next: S. A. Fowler, Frank A. Brown,
H. A. Fetter, J. H. Ashcraft, D. A.
Yeiser, W. J. Hills, E. R. Dutt, James
F. Coger, J. L. Kllgore, all of Paducah;
Willis E. Jolly, Grand River; C. C.
Grassham, Smlthland; J. D. Eades,
Birmingham; L. S. Dubois, Paducah;
Clarence Dallam, Louisville.
FOR THE DEFENDANT.
Case of James Howe et al vs. Su
preme Council, C. K. of A., Decided.
Springfield, Ky., Nov. 12. The cir
cuit court of Washington county,
Judge I. H. Thurman presiding, has
decided the case of James Howe et al
vs. the Supreme Catholic Knights of
America. The order had recently re
ratod all of Its members for insurance
on the assessment plan and some dis
satisfied members at Lebanon, Ky
sought to enjoin the enforcement of
the same. Judgment was found for
the defendant order at plaintiff's cost.
Watterson Takes Trip Abroad.
Louisville, Ky., Novi 12. Henry
Watterson wrote his last, editorial Fri
day for some time to come. He left
the city and after a uny's stay in
Washington he will proceed to New
York, where, joined by his family, ho
will sail for Liverpool next Wednesday
on the White Star liner Oceanic.
. Death of Hon. J. K. Bailey.
Harlan, Ky., Nov. 12. After an Ill
ness of three days of la grippe, Hon.
J. K. Bailey, is dead at the age of 03
years. Mr. Bailey was a merchant of
high standing, and an attorneyat law.
Ho had served his county as Judgo
and county attorney.
Committed to the Asylum.
Lexington, Ky., Nov. 12. Miss Sa-
jnantha Johnson, young whlto womnn
arrested hero a few days ago by the
police because she Insisted upon
preaching with the Salvation army on
tho streets without shoes or stockings,
was tried for lunacy and committed
to the asylum.
Banker W. A. Webber Dead.
Cynthlana, Ky., Nov. 12. W. A.
Webber, aged 87 years, died after an
Illness of. nine weeks. Mr. Wobber
was one of Harrison county's wealth
iest citizens, and at the time -of his
death was president of tne Farmers'
Captured After a Long Chase.
Sergent, Ky Nov. 12. Sammio
Hall, aged 14, son of Thomas Hall, a
river farmer, who stabbed Eddie Wil
liams, aged 13, his schoolmate, In tho
Pert school, and escaped, was caught
In tho Cumberland mountains after n
Wound Caused His Death.
Covington, Ky., Nov. 12. Ben West,
20, shot by Henry Hoidol, Central Cov
ington, died Friday morning in St.
Elizabeth hospital, Covington. West
was shot whilo in Holders plnco of
business at 1 o'clock Monday morn
ing. Must Pay a License.
Frankfort, Ky Nov. 12. The court
of appeals in the case of the Stand
ard Oil Co. vs. the commonwealth,
from Oldham county, held that tho
Standard must pay a license of $5 a
year for every oil wagon operated,
Met With Foul Play.
Owensboro, Ky., Nov.12. Tho body ot vermoni as Been sejecieu as urn
David GaddJs. of Daviess county, ' plr settle tho French claims
was found in the Ohio river at Can-
nelton. Tho body was on the edge of
the bank. There were marks, on his
head as if hit with a club.
Ever notice haw long the" day
when you start it off grumbling?
Posses After Ed Jackson Who
Killed Two Men in Fayette
County, West Virginia. '
HIS TWO BROTHERS UNDER ARREST
The Trouble Started Over the Killing
of Constable W. A. Jackson by
Policeman Will Elliot.
The Jackson Boys Then Started to
"Clean Up" the Whole Police Force
of the Town, a Small Ham
let Near Fayette.
Charleston, W.Va., Nov. 12. Friends
of Sheriff Daniel, who was murdered
at Montgomery Thursday, threaten a
lynching should Ed. Jackson, his mur
derer, be apprehended. At a late hour
Friday night all efforts to arrest Jack
son proved futile. After tho shooting
Jackson ran down the railroad track
and disappeared in woods. Two pairs
of bloodhounds, were placed on his
trail Friday, but with no success. The
tbwnfolk who were thrown Into a
fever of excitement because of the
double shooting, first of W. A. Jack
son by Policeman Elliott, and then of
Sheriff Daniel, by Jackson's brother,
as subsided somewhat. Should Jack
son be captured it is possible that there
will be further trouble. His two
brothers, who were captured, have
been brought to Charleston for safety.
The remains of Sheriff Daniels were
removed to Fayetteville Friday.
The trouble was started by the mur
der of Constable W. A. Jackson by Po
liceman Will Elliott,' of Montgomery
In a quarrel between the two officers
Jackson was shot and killed. Harvey
Jackson, a brother of W. A. Jackson,
and two other brothers armed them
selves and started out to "clean up"
the entire police force of the town,
which is a small hamlet near Fayette.
A telephone message was sent to
Sheriff Daniels, of Fayette county, to
come to Montgomery at once, as blood
shed was certain. Daniels reached
Montgomery at 10 o'clock Thursday
morning, Just as he stepped from
the train ,he saw Harvey Jackson
lounging near the station. Without
drawing his revolver the sheriff walk
ed over to Jackson and placing his
hand on Jackson's shoulder told him
to leave town under penalty of being
arrested. Jackson without a word
fired twice polntblank at the sheriff.
The sheriff dropped to the ground,
dying instantly. John Rolf, a prom
inent citizen of the town, witnessed
the talk between Daniels and Jrfckson.
Throwing up his hands he advanced
toward Jackson to remonstrate with
him and to help Daniels. Jackson
turned and shot Rolf dead. Then re
loading his revolver and drawing an
other from his pocket he defied any
one to take him. 'i.ie other Jackson
boys came into town and for half an
nour the three paraded the streets fir
ing revolvers and defying the town.
The streets were deserted and not an
official dared to make his appearance.
In the meantime Detective Harrison
Ash, reputed to be the gamest man in
iest Virginia and who lives near
Montgomery, was telephoned for. He
was seen coming down the roadway
from Montgomery by the Jacksons
They started on a run for the mount
ain base nearby and escaped in the
woods. After Ash had driven the mur
derers to the mountains the citizens
plucked up courage and swarmed into
the streets heavily armed. A posse of
200 men were quickly organized, and
under the'leadershlp of Ash and other
police, they started beating the woods
for the Jacksons.
A reward of $10,000 has been offered
for Ed. Jackson dead or alive. A war
rant Is out for Chief of Police Hunt
ley, of Montgomery, as being accessory
Ifl the killing of Daniels. The wife of
Daniels is prostrated and there is little
hope of her recovery. A big bunch of
deputies In Montgomery preserved per
fect order Thursday night and Friday.
Business Failures During the Week.
' New York, Nov. 12. Business fail
ures in the United States for the week
ending November 10 number 184, as
against 200 last week, 250 in the llku
week in 1903; 205 in 1902; 213 in 1901,
and 227 in 1900. In Canada 17, com
pared with 27 a year ago.
Selected as Umpire.
Washington, Nov. 12. The state de
partment hns been informed by the
charge at Caracas that Frank Plumley,
of Vermont, has been selected as urn-
i ntrnlnfit. Vfineziifilfi. tint nriluutrwl hv ihh
Poweo Valley, Ky., Nov. 12. Col.
Bennett H. Young was unanimously
elected division commander at tho
state reunion of Confederate Veterang
The Altitude of Wireless Messages
Tested at St. Louis.
St Louis, Nov. 12. As the result of
a scientific experimental balloon us
censlon made Friday from the aero
nautic concourse on the World's fair
grounds the practicability and accur
acy with which wireless messages
could bo received both as to altitude
and distance were satisfactorily test
ed. .More than 20 messages were trans
mitted from the World's fair wireless
tower and received by the operator in
tho aerial craft. Paul Knabenshue, of
Toledo, accompanied by tho operator,
A. W. McQueen, of Guthrie, Okla., and
W. S. Foreman, of St. Louis, made the
ascension. After making a successful
journey through the air one hour and
a half In duration, Aeronaut Knaben
shue made a safe landing four miles
southwest of the concourse. The bal
loon was carried back in a wagon to
the aerodrome. The ascent was made
in the presence of several hundred
spectators. As Knabenshue threw the
ballast over, the balloon shot rapidly
into the air. Tho first current of air
sent it to the east, whence its course
veered to the south and soon disap
peared in the hazy atmosphere. Tho
highest point of altitude reached war.
estimated at about two miles.
FAST TRAIN DITCHED.
Thirteen Persons Were Injured, None
Macon, Ga., Nov. 12. The Southern
railway's fast train No. 14 for Bruns
wick and Jacksonville, was ditched
three miles below Cochran, Ga. Sev
en coaches were overturned and 13
persons were injured in the wreck,
though none seriously. The accident
was caused by a misplaced rail, the
spikes of which wore either broken or
had been removed. To the left of the
track was a 40-foot embankment and
had the train gone down on that side
it is probable a great loss of Ike would
The following were among the in
jured: J. N. Long, Muncie, Ind.,
bruised right side; Sam Schatz, Cleve
land, O., sprained back and hip; G.
Park, Sharon, Pa., slight body bruises;
J. Welnsbery, New York, sprained
right ankle; A. Park, Ravenswood, W.
Va., bruised head and leg.
SECOND PEACE CONFERENCE.
Danish Government Will Accept Pres
ident's Invitation to Participate.
Copenhagen, Nov. 11. The Danish
government will accept President
Roosevelt's invitation to participate in
a second peace conference.
The government considers that' It Is
particularly desirable that clearer In
ternational agreement be formulated
regarding neutrality and contraband
Negotiations for a treaty of arbitra
tion between the United States an!
Denmark have been opened. The Dan
ish government, it is declared, Is glad
of tho opportunity to enter into such
Last Survivor of the Famous "600'' Is
Dead In Denver, Col.
Denver, Col., Nov. 12. Alexander
Sltherland, said to have been the last
sufvivor of the famous Balakalava
"600" is dead at his home, in this city,
where he has resided for 40 years. He
was the trumpeter who sounded the
bugle call for the memorable charge,
immortalized in verse by Tennyson.
Mr. Sutherland was 94 years of age
and died of pneumonia. A detachment
of tho Colorado national guard will
escort the hero's remains to their
final resting place, in Calvary ceme
No Confirmation of the Rumor That It
London, Nov. 12. No confirmation
has reached London of tho rumors cur
rent on November 10 of the capitula
tion of Port Arthur; that Gen. Stoes
sel was asking for an armistice, etc.
According to tho Daily Telegraph's
Chefoo corespondent Japan has con
sented to open the port of Antung, to
steamers chartered by silk merchants
when the latter obtain special permits.
This action Is due to China's protest (
that exclusion of the neutral shipping
would ruin the silk trade.
Post Office Inspector Dead.
St. Louis, Nov. 12. Georgo F. Dyo,
hlef post offico Inspector for tho St.
Louis district, died Friday night at
his homo from kidney complaint, at
tho age of 5G years. Ho was born in
Washington county, Tennesseo, and
was many years in tho service.
Luther Taylor, well-known citizen of
Lebanon, Ky., died at his homo in
that placo of typhoid fever at the ago
of 71 years.
Gen. Wade, in His Annual Re
port, Says Cholera Has Disap
peared From Islands.
TROOPS ARE STILL NECESSARY,
Theories For a Continental Army Com
posed in Whole or in Part
of Natives Evolved.
The General Believes That in a Short
Time Conditions Will Have Im
proved So That the Constabu
lary Can Keep Peace.
Washington, Nov. 12. Gen. J. F.
Wade, commander of the Philippine
division, In his annual report says
that while the troops In the Islands
have not been actively engaged their
presence there is necessary as an aid
to the authorities. Continuing Gen.
"The Filipino soldier, both scout and
constabulary, has done and is doing
good work, but it is tho work of the
trained soldier against the mob. Ha'
has been well armed, drilled and disci
plined by American officers and led by
these officers against the undisciplin
ed, undrllled and poorly armed
outlaws of tho provinces; mon
of his own race, but lacking his ad
vantages and having nothing to gain
but all to lose by fighting. Tho talk
of the Filipino soldier has gone so
far that many persons have evolved
theories for a continental army to be
composed in whole or in part of na
tives. In fact, to judge by what ono
sees and hears, most army officers and
many civilians seem to keep bills for
this purpose In stock, fully developed
and ready to be drawn up in form of
an act of congress. In one respect
too many of these schemes resemble
the numerous projects for a Filipino
republic which provide, by name, for
a dictator and a lieutenant general."
The general adds that it is to be
hoped that within a reasonably short
period conditions will have improved
sufficiently to enable the constabu
lary to keep the peace throughout tho
islands, and that "then the borrowed
troops can be returned and. by order
of the president the number of com
pany's reduced." In his opinion the
time has not arrived when an arrange
ment can be made for the proper gar
risoning of the Island. The actual
value of the Filipino as a regular sol
dier, he says, is still an open ques
THE REED SMOOT CASE.
A Hitch Has Occurred In the Mormon
Chicago, Nov. 12. A hitch has oc
curred in the Reed Smoot Mormon in
vestigation, which was to have been
resumed by the special sub-committee
of the committee on privileges and
elections of the United States senate
Immediately after tle election of last
Tuesday. The members of the sub
committee were to meet in Chicago
this week and proceed to Utah, but the
trip has been declared off.
United States Senator DuBois, of
Idaho, who is engaged on the side of
the prosecution, reached Chicago
Thumlay night. He received a mes
sage from Senator Burrows, of Mlcnl
gan, chairman of the spedal commit
tee, Informing him that It was Impos
sible to get the members together. It
is believed, therefore, that the plans
for gathering testimony among the
Mormons before the meeting of con
gress next month will be abandoned.
Flour and Grain.
Cincinnati, Nov. 11. Flour Winter
patent, $5.605.85; fancy, $5.255.45;
family, $4.45(0)4.70; extra, ?3.954.20;
low grade, $3.353.G0; spring patent,
$G.35G.G0; fancy, $5.355.G0; family,
$4.9535.10; Northwestern rye, $4.35
4.50. Wheat No. 2 red quotable at
$1.18S1.20 on track. Sales: Rejected
red, track, 771(c. Corn Sales: Yel
low ear (now), to nrrlvo, 4Gc. Oats
No. 2 mixed quotable at 3132o on
track. Sales: No.. 2 mixed, track,
31ic; No. 3 mixed, track, 31c.
Chicago, Nov. 11. Wheat No. 2" red,
$1.171.18; No. 3 do, $1.121.18; No.
2 hard, $1.11(0)1.15; No. 3 do, $1.03(0)
1.10; No. 1 Northern, $1.171.19; No.
2 do, $1.081.15; No. 3 spring, $1
1.12. Corn No. 2, 5GH.57y8c; No. 3,
C4c. Oats No. 2, 29,jc; No. 3, 29c.
Cincinnati, Nov. 11. Cattle Heavy
i steers, choice, $55.25; no extra on
sale; butcher steers, extra, ?4.855;
good to choice, $3.85 4.75; heifers,
$4404.25; good to choice, $3.354;
cows, extra, $3.50; good to chblco,
$2.75(3)3.25. Calves Fair to good
light, $G.257.25; extra, $7.50. Hogs
Goad, to chol.co packers and butch-