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FLOUR, GRAIN AND HAT
IHFFLA6G "SPRINGS HORROR
The Porpctrator of tho Iufornal
Dood Overtaken in His
Frightened Into Self-Betrayal, Hi Makes
a Clean Breast of It Sickening De
tails of the Confession.
Beast in Jai, Whence He Will
Probably Come to Meet Judge
St. Joski'h, Mo., September 8. Oliver
II. liutciuan, the young man who was ar
restod Saturday for the double crime of
murder and outrage committed on the
two little McLaughlin girls, near Flagg
Springs on August 31, last night made a
confession to a reporter ot the St. Joseph
Gazette, who lutet viewed hiin in the
Savannah Jail. lie related with minute
ness all details connected with the horri
ble deed, and now stands prepared to
meet bis late. There is no doubt Bate
man will be lynched. The following is
his confession :
"My name Is o.ivtr Uateman. I was
twenty-two years ol age ou the 4lh of
August last. La&t Suuday a week ago I
was at home when McLaughlin's little
gir.s came ther. Tho little girls left our
house at two o'clock. I saw the Utile
pirls at the corner by Knappcnberger's,
but did not start from home until fifteen
IIK1DKI T11K.M OFF.
" I went through the woods straight
to the corner of Dr. Lockett's cornfield.
The girls were just over inside the fence
when I first saw them. I went to them
aud told them they must not be beared.
I talked to them about half an hour.
While talking to them I persuaded them
to go farther into the cornfield. I saw
Hurry Kuappeuberger pass; was then
further out lu the corn than when I killed
the biggest girl. When llirry Kuappeu
berger passc-d we came back toward the
HIE K1KST SHOT.
'The older girl was walking in front
of me. I shot her first with the L'2
callore ball, and when she turned
around I shot her with the 82
culibre ball ana killed her dead. Thou
the little girl started to run and I fol
lowed her aud caught her. She begged
fo hard fur me to let her go that 1
cauio very near letting her go homo. 1
lit go Oi her, and knowing she wuld
toil, I followed her aud caught her
'I did uot hit her. I threw her down
mi 1 cut her throat. It was Olteeu or
twenty mitiutes after Knappenberger
pased before 1 shot the older ouo. Alter ,
1 tut the little one's throat I went baci
t the biggest one. She was lying just
us I left her.
At this point the confession enters In
tho' details of furtner fiendish uess, which
are of such a character as to preciude
"I went back to the little one and
moved her luto the weeds. The older
girl said nothing after I shot her, and I
held my hand over tho younger's girl's
month and prevented her halloing.
"After I went back and moved the last
eir; into tne weeus i went out through
tho bars, crossed the woods, went dowa
to the creek and washed my hands; went
further down the creek, threw my knife
hi to the creek and went back home. I
went into tho room and laid down and
told my sister to wake me up if anybody
About sundown Ira McLaughlin came
after the little girls. I wanted to go to
help hunt them, but my folks wouldn't
let me. They thought I was sick; they
do not know that I committed the crime.
I should not have told it, but you de
scribed to me so nearly how I did it that
you must have seen me.
LVRKD TO TIIKIK DEATH.
"I told the girls that there were better
hazelnuts up there in the corn, and they
went with me. I told them there were
young rabbits out in the corn aud they
went with me to see the rabbits. The
little girls had their hats off when I came
to them. They said that they laid them
down to keep them from getting soiled.
I split the older girl open after I ac
complished my work, to make people be
lieve that some crazy man had killed
them. I did not try to shoot the last
girl. I pat thu small sized ball in tho
pistol Monday morning after the kill
ing." 13UOTHSBS' UYES.
Tbey Are Mada a Target for Naughty
WnKKLBio, w. Vi., September 9. Aa
interesting and bitterly contested ring
fight took place yesterday on the Penin
sula joit east of the city limits, In which
two brothers named Roberts pummeled
each other Into a state oi unconscious
ness. They are twenty-four and twenty
seven years old respectively, and work at
the Central Glass Works. On Sunday
they had a fierce dispute, aud then agreed
to fight it out on Monday
WITH BARB KliVCKLES
according to the rales of the prize
ring. Three friends were chosen by
each, and tho eight men met by agree
mflt oa a level spot near the city ceme
tery. The releree, time -keeper and sec
onds were chosen, and the men stripped
aud wont to work. In the next hour and
a halt thirteen rounds were fought, lu
which both men were frightfully used
op without any apparent advantage to
In the fourteenth round the men
BTAQQKBJED TOWARD KAOU OTUK,
the younger failing on his face from sheer
exhaustion. The eider brother struck at
him, missed, aad was thrown by the
force ot his own Mow, where he lay In a
heap. Melther cooM respood, and the
fight was called a draw.
AN INSANE MOTHER.
She Beat One Daughter Into a Paint
and. Stan Another.
Nkw York, September 9..
Thompson, a Norwegian
lives In Stapleton, L. I., with Ms two
children aad his wrfe. The oMeat
tJaoftaf,Usak, nineteen rears oM, M
Married to WMUai tieoO, ftAwrj sJe
bees! a year ago, asai Mm otos to
her aaoOMr. Sbe la m
&a yocng pNpts f
noticed that she was acting strangely.
At times she appeared despondent.
Katie, the next daughter to Mamie,
went home from work last night and
complained somewhat because supper
was not ready, when Mrs. Thompson
flew into a violent passion,
ATTACKED KATE FURCKLY
and knocked her down and beam beat.
ing her unmercifully. The other chil
dren shrieked and Mamie hurried over
to her mother, and begged her to spare
Katie, when Mrs. Thompson picked up a
large bread knife and plunged it luto
Mamie's neck, almost severing the jugu
lar. Maoilu rushed from the house with
the blood pouring from the wound In a
stream. Mr. Thompson met Mamie at
the threshold as she ran out into the
struct. "Iiun and save the children,"
she said to him, "mother is crazy and Is
killing them." Her father hurried on
aud found Katie, who had
FAISTKll, G5 TUK FLOOR,
Her mother ntood over her with the knifu
clenched and glaring wildly. She rushed
at her husband, who had a tierce struggle
with her and took the knife away.
Mamie may die from loss of blood.
Mrs. Thompson was taken to police
headquarters, where she was put under
guard. She was moaning and crying
THE KATES WAR.
Proepeot of an Early Adjustment.
Cuicaoo, III., September 9. The
roads running East from this city will be
fully represented at the meeting of Gen
eral Passenger Agents to be held at In
dianapolis to-rao row to consider the
present passenger rate complications.
The indications point more fovorably to
an adjustment ot the difficulties than
they did a few days ago, and hopes are
now entertained that something may be
done toward a final adjustment of the
troubles. Unas been the opinion here
tofore that the Grand Trunk and Western
roads, which were not in Che old pool,
would not be represented at the Indian
apolis meeting. But those roads have
finally decided to participate in the pro
ceedings, and they state that if a proper
Spirit is displayed and fair treatment ac
corded them, they will join in a new
agreeiueut lor thu future lualnteuance ot
American Social Science Convention.
Saratoga, X. Y., September 9. At the
sessiun this morning of the American
Social Scieuce Convention, papers were
read on "The study ot Greek and Latin
In American Colleges," by Prof. W. T.
Harris, of Massachusetts, ou "liecent
Educational Work," by Mrs. Talbot, of
Boston; on "Higher Education ol Wo
man," by Miss Dunlsden, of Scotland,
followed by a debate on "Industrial Edu
cation," iu which ex-President Hayes,
Prof. Francis Wayland, General Brlnker
boff, Hamilton Fish and others partici
pated. UA.K HALL, lUlKVlTlIM.
a core ot Games Flayel on XEonlay,
Louisvll.e, Ky. Exhibition game :
Baltimores, 10; Louisvilles, 6.
Washington, D.C. Nationals, 1; Pitts
burgh Unions, 0; Pittsburgbs failed to
put in an appearance.
Baltimore, Md. Baltimore Unions, 9;
Cincinnati Unions, 11.
Philadelphia, Pa. Chlcagos, 15; Phlla
Toledo, 0. Toledos, 2; Brooklyn, I.
Boston, Mass. Boston Unions, 3;
Kansas City Unions, 0.
Wilmington, Del. St. Louis Unions, 9;
TUB TUB a.
Brisraton Beaeh Baoee,
New York, September 9. There were
six excellent races at Brighton Beach yes
terday: First ltace Two-year-olds j three
fourthajmlle: Adolph, first; Lulu S, sec
ond; Alfred, third. Time, 1.191-2.
Second Race Selling race; one and
one-eighth miles: Llllle B., first; Wave
O'Llght, second; Bull's Head, third.
Time, 1.58 1-2.
Third Kace Renewal Twin City handi
cap ; one and one-fourth miles; Roy S.
Cluke, first; Ferg. Kyle, second; Lote
Btrlng, third. Time, 2.09 1-2. Mntuals
Fourth Race Consolation race; seven
eighths mile: Harriet, first; Lady Loud,
Joe Murray, third. Time, 1.32 1-2.
Fifth ltace All ages; three-fourths
mile: Montauk, first; King aa, second;
Treasurer, third. Time, 1.17 1-1.
Sixth ltace Hurdle race over five
hurdles: one and one-fourth miles-;
Claude Brannon, first; Will Davis, sec
ond; Ohio Boy, third. Time, 8.23.
Arkansas City Asraln Devastated by
Mkmphis, Tknn., September 9. Fire
destroyed the west half of Arkansas
City on the river, two hundred miles
'below here, Monday night, tea or
twelve business houses being entirely
burned. The value of the property lost
Is roughly estimated at 50,000, with
an Insurance of 912,000. About half of
the place was destroyed by fire on the
23d ot January last, and a man named
Low man, whose store was Insured for
817,000, has recently been tried for ar
son. The aosplclon being that he fired
the place at the time named. The feel
ing between the dtlsens there for three
months past has been very bitter, threats
of bloodshed having been frtqaent,
and visitors from the place now here
express tears that trouble may yet re
jsnlt should tho parties sospeeted of
having fired the town Monday night be
"You Know Ton Drowsed It"
Raxkioh, N. C, September 9. Aanlo
Brown, a negro woman living near Darld
toon College, has several children. One
was missed; search was made, and the
body was Jooad U a tab of water under
abed. Sbe said it was drowned aoel
deaUUy. While she was making oath
her two resnsiilragctdldreo called to her
to stop, aad said "Too know fo drowsed
K." The wocaao ts In jatL
Eavo Cajuma, Was-,
tomato vor tots seotlon of the
u jiiiMU sssl si ssbm '"-f " artotd
Sim A i rnfflrg
Latest News From the Main
Election The Early Estimates
Fusion or Confusion the Question Whicl
is Tronbling Republicans and Green
bickers at Jefferson Oity.
New York Stalwarts and Half-Breedi
Once More Join Hands for
Portland, Mk , September 9. The
citizens of Maine yesterday elected s
Governor, four members ot Congress,
thirty -one State Senator, 151 State Rep
resentatives, and full boards of officers
in the whole Mxteeu counties.
The Gubernatorial vote in 1330 stood:
Pialsted (fusion), 73,713; LUvls (Rep.),
73,514; scattering, 545. Total, 147,802.
The Presidential vote that year stood:
Gartleld, 74,032; Hancock, 65,211 ; Weav
er, 4,409; Neal Dow, 92; scattering, 139.
Total, 143,903. Showing a Republican
plurality of 8,811, against a minority of
109 in the Gubernatorial election In Sep
The vote at the last State election in
1882 stood: Roble (Republican), 72,481;
Plastcd (Fusion), 03,921; Chase (Green-
back), 1,324, Vtntou (Independent Re
publican), 2G'J; EusUs (Prohibition),
At yesterday's election, tUe Kcpubtlcans
claimed a majority of 10,000, but hoped
tor and expected at least 20,000. The
Democrats, who have made but a weak
fight, conceded 10,000, but claimed that
anything less thau 25,000 would have
been a Democratic victory. Ihe Republi
can vote has gained about ten per cent.
in all the sections heard from, which if
held throughout the State, will give
Roble a total of 78,000 to 80,000, against
72,481 two years ago.
The Democratic vote two years ago
was 113,921, and yesterday it was appar
ently about 04,000 or 05,000.
Mr. P.laiuo claims the Statu for Roble
by 12,000. The returns indicate that it
will exceed this aud will probably be
Tho vote of Portland is: Roble, 3,9 19;
Redman, 3,181; Eustls (Prohibition),
Tl. Scattering, 30. Total, 7,203. Rou
ie's majority, 037. In 1882 the total vote
was 0,402, and Roble's plurality was
Augusta, Me., September 9. The Re
publican ticket Is elected by a plurality
approximating 15,000. "
Two hundred and sixty-seven towns
give Robie C1,51S; Rodman, 45,074; scat-
teriug, 2,414; plurality, 10,245. Roble
will have over 15,000 plurality in a total
vote of about 140,000. The vote of 1880
gave a total plurality of 109; so the gain
of this year will be 16,000 on Guberna
toral vote of 1880.
The Congressional delcgatiou from
this State Is solidly Republican, Nelson
Dlngley, Jr. Seth L. Milliken and Charles
A. Bartelle elected by large majorities.
Tom Reed In the First District had a
close call, and at a late hour last night
the Democrats claimed he had been de
feated by 200 votes. The returns this
morning, however, Indicate that he will
have a majority of 500.
The Legislature will be overwhelmlog y
The temperance people claim that the
prohibition amendment has been carried
by over 60,000 majority.
Reed for Congress In the First District
has about 900 plurality.
Reports from most places thus-far heard
from show Republican gains.
Augusta, Mk., September 9. The
official vote of Augusta for Governor
stands: Robie (Rep.), 1,267; Redman,
(Dem.), 624; Eustis (Proh.), 43; Eaton
(Greenback), 1 ; a gain of 244 for the Re
publican and a loss of 87 for the Demo
crats on the total vote of 1830. The Re
publican plurality in 1832 was 312. This
year 643, a Republican gain of 331.
Portland, Me., September 9. Tho
only doubtful Congressional District was
the First, in which Congressman Thomas
B. Reed was bolted by many Independ
ents, Including ex -Governor Chamberlato,
owing to an alleged violation of civil
service reform principles by the sup
planting of a one-armed soldier as Post
master of Brunswick. Fifteen towns,
not Including Portland, give Reed, 4,735;
Nathan Cleves (Dem.), 4,870; Cleves'
plurality, 135. Reed, however, Is run
ning well up with his ticket and his re
election Is expected.
In the Second, Third and Fourth Dis
tricts, Congressmen Dingier, MllUken
and Boutelie are re-elected, the only
question being as to tho size of the ma-
1'oriUes. Twenty-three towns, lncladlng
'ortland, Saco and Blddeford, give Reed
(Ucp.), for Congress, 11,087; Cleves
(Dem.), 11,167; Cleves plurality, 80.
Portland, Mr., September 9. The
temperance women claim that they have
carried the Prohibitory Constitutional
Amendment by over 60,000 majority.
There Is no doubt about its adoption,
the only question being as to tho major
ity. Augusta, Ms.,
hundred and fifty
September 9. One
towns give Roble
majority, 7,856. In
save Roble 86,321;
1883 these towns
Pialsted, 89,880; soattertag, 911; Repub
lican majority, 5,530. Increase In Repub
lican majority, 1,826. This represents
nearly one-half the State vote. It this
rate of Increase holds good throoghoat
the State, the RepaMtcaa majority wilt
be increased aboat 4O00 over that ol
1888, which will make the majority this
Augusta, Mr, September 9. 8even
towns la the Third Congressional Dis
trict tre KtUbUen, Republican tot Con
gress, 3,460; Thing, Democrat, 1,270.
MUHkess majority 1,100.
Bakooh, Me., September 9. Twenty
three towns la the Fourth Congressional
District gtvs Boutelie, BepabUcan far
Congress, MIS; Lynch, Democrat, 8,159.
BosmttsM rna)oTKy 64.
ZjwWXOK, Mi., fteptembsr 8.-J. D,
Pssmhts. oastrnvn of
Obtf Cbeniatrtes aa
i qbswrissoa, um ossm
man, for Governor, eighty -seven rnajorftr,
a gain of 313." Five thousand Democrats
assembled In the park this evening to
celebrate their victory in the city, and
UPra Qflilracaal K V. r
TheLewiston Journal claims 12,000
majority for Roble (Rep.) This county
has given Roble about 500 majority.
Calais, Mk , September 9. Tola coun
ty gives Roble over 1,200 majority.
Portland, Mk., September 9. Two
hundred and thirty-five towns give Sable
57,627; Redman, 41,292. Republican
plurality, 16,835. In 1882 these towns
gave Roble 53,136; Pialsted, 43,990. Re
publican plurality, 9,146.
Augusta, Mk., September 9. Mr.
Blaine did not vote until after the woman
had left the polls. Then he aad Walker
came to the voting place. No person
spoke to him. Hie Ward Clerk called
his name and the Warden repeated it.
Blaine voted, but refused to vote either
way upon the amendmept. The indica
tions are that the Republicans will have
nearly 500 majority In the city.
J kfferson Citt, Mo., September
The convention assembled shortty bsJore
noon. Outside of the delegates toe rep
resentation was not very large, though
w bat the crowd lacked In size was made
up lu enthusiasm. It Is possfbis
that the proceedings wOI be pro
tracted, but the actios of the
body has already been clearly fotsshsd
owed. Ford will receive an almost
unanimous Indorsement- These ts a
handful here which Insists apes a
straight ticket, but the weight ef optolau
Is entirely at variance with aoch as im
politic proceeding as they favor. Then Is
another handful representing the Pro
hibition Interest, which insists upon
A SUBMISSION PLANK
la the platform. The advocates of this -are
Judge Baker, of SprlsfleU, and L.
l. Kicnmond and major Corwln, of fit.
Louis. The Prohibition question wilt he
entirely Ignored, however. The lesser
Slate offices will be divided between the
two parties. St. Louis is pushing Colonel
Dave Murphy for Attorney-General and
is also demanding the Lieutenant-Governorship
for a metropolitan Republican.
An effort will be made to spread the
Convention evenly throughout the State.
Beach, of St. Joe, who Is managing Ford's
Interests, assures me that no slate has
been prepared, aad that the Convention
w 111 be free to name the men who are the
more likely to do good on the ticket.
George Bain Is spoken of as a St. Louis
favorite for the Chairmanship. A pecu
liar feature of the gathering is the fact
that tho delegates are entirely at sea re
garding the probabilities. They are in
clined to submit to the dictation ot those
who are representing Ford. The latter
say tbey are waitlne; to hear from the
Convention. The North and Northwest
are solid for fusion. They are the most
enthusiastic Ford men here.
Su Louie Dalasratloti.
Jefferson Cm, Mo., September 9.
The St. Louis dolegatlou met this morn
ing to hear the report of a committee ap
pointed at the Turner Hail meeting last
Thursday to communicate with Ford sad
ascertain his exact position oa the prohi
bition question. The committee report
ed that they had written to Mr. Ford and
that no reply had been received from
him. This brought Mr. MoGtnnis to hm
feet with a demand that the whom pro
hibition business shosld be dropped.
This le d at once to a lively war of words,
when the committee was discharged. Ia
order to avoid further troable the Beet
lug p romptly adjourned. Tom showed
the d lsposltton of the delegation totgaore
the p rohibUion question altogether.
JuFFBBflON City, Mo., September 9.
A serious complication has arisen bete
this morning, which may pot an alto
gether different phase upon the fusion
movement An effort Is being nude by
Influential Republicans to constrict the
Convention as thougn the Green backers
had never existed, and they have a strong
following. They advocate the nomina
tion of Ford as a Republican only. Beach
says he Is anthoriaed te
WITHDRAW VOBD'e MAMK
If this course la moisted en. He says
Ford wlB nnder no circumstances accept
a Republican nomination, but the Repub
licans say they will not surrender any ot
their rights to the Greenbsekers. They
are willing to take Ford and vote for htm,
but he must head a Republican ticket.
Ford's friends say that they will oppose
any attempt to nominate a ticket here to
day. ALL IHIY WANT
Is that a Conference Committee of
one from each Coogreeaiooel District,
shall be appointed with power to act
with a similar Greenback Committee
tor the purpose of preseatlBg the people
with a full State ticket at some fatore
day. It this programme is canted oat
the entire session will be gives over to a
wrangle, aad should the JPord measao
coed then will be no ncNmrsstsoas
made. The Indications are that a live
ly fight will be precipitated at once,
STALWARTS AND HALF BRXXDS.
Tbey Shake Hands Over the Bteody
Chasm The 014 Quaes to Use Boa.
Nbw York, September 9. The Star
says: There was a secret conference
between friends ot President Arthur sad
ex-Senator Blaine in the Ftfta Arenas
Hotel yesterday, and the atmost cars
was taken to prevent the
from being made pabflo, tat It
leaked out that the seetlemea la
fereoce decided that the osezse si tae
Stalwart element, which ts fotkowtag
the example of ex-Senator Goat
ling, wlH be at once shaadoaed.
The old guard wtH take aa
active Interest la the csmpalsjs, the pitee
(or sech action being aa anreemsat to
the posttton of fteeratarf of the Ttoasarm
kajft. vacant hv the tineas of Votosr. B
vacant by the death of
wsaaataa asrteed that the f
tad the aswal office at thai P tosstja,
to the friends ot rietldeal AJtaar. w
assertion was farther
Prsssdasst Arts arrived m tMs star es
rotrte for Oesevs his ecuat was ob
tained to the above
Baoosxiii, K. T ,
OeosgB B. MlBa,
ta sadder eft
to be bam 1 B M