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B. n. ADAMS, Publisher.
The News Condensed.
Important Intelligence From All Parts.
The Southern Land & Timber com
pany (English) of Pensacola, Fla,, the
largest timber concern in the south,
went into the hands of receivers.
A band and snowstorm combined did
great damage in Colorado and Kansas,
and in western Kansas many horsep
and cattle were suffocated by clouds of
In Pawnee county, O. T., an un
known man on horseback set fire to
the dry prairie grass and the country
was devastated for many miles. Sev
enteen farmers lost everything they
Advices, from Mackinaw City, Mich.,
sav that the vast field of ice between
Waugoshance and McGulpin's point
had given way and the straits were
open to navigation.
The compilation of farms, homes
and mortgages statistics made by the
last census shows that a majority of
the 12,G!H),150 families in the United
States rent their homes.
Rocky Ford, the English colony set
tlement in Sew Mexico, was complete
ly wiped out by fire.
The Massachusetts legislature passed
a law which says that whoever on
Sunday keeps open his shop, ware
house or workhouse or does any man
ual labor, business or work except
works of necessity or charity, or takes
part in any sport, game or play except
a sacred concert, shall lie punished by
a fine of S50 for each offense.
The Bank of Bladen, Xeb., was
closed by Itank Examiner Cline. The
assets were S16.6G5; liabilities, S10.0SO.
Before the Xew York east confer
ence at Stamford, Conn., Dr. Hunt re
ported that 100.000 Bibles had been dis
tributed in China during the past four
Some 300,000 pupils of the 312 public
schools in Xew York city celebrated
the 100th anniversary of the establish
ment of the public school system of the
One of the walls of a four-story brick
building fell at 'Wheeling, W. Va.,
killing five men, one of them being
Very Rev. Father F. II. Parke, vicar
general of the Catholic diocese of
Investigation in Chicago showed
that counterfeiting of United States
postage stamps had leen extensive,
and it was likely that the government
would be compelled to recall the issue
that had been counterfeited.
Ax unprecedented rain and wind
storm blew down many houses at Blue
field, W. Va., and all traffic was sus
pended. About forty of the most prominent
horsemen in the United States met at
Cleveland and formed a sporting league
with P. P. Johnson as president.
The Delaware and Lehigh rivers
overflowed their banks near Easton,
Pa., and the lowlands were submerged
for miles around.
The bank of Axtell, Xeb., failed to
open its doors. The failure was caused
by drought and business stagnation.
Xeak Smith's Mills, Vt, a Boston
& Maine passenger train was derailed
and Engineer S. J. Rooney and Fire
man Lewis Emerson were fatally
During a dense fog a train on the
Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh road
ran into a washout Dear Sykes, Pa.,
and Engineer Taylor, Fireman Shea
and Conductor Bruce lost their lives.
President JosEm B. Greenhut, of
the "whisky trust," was charged in
Chicago with diverting 8225,000 from
the company's treasury into his own
The Kentucky grand lodge Knights
of Honor unveiled a monument at
Louisville to the memory of James A.
Demaree. the founder of the order.
' Five Seventh-day Adventists, con
victed in Rhea county, Tenn., of work
ing on the Sabbath, were pardoned by
Over s.ooo coatmakers in Cincinnati,
Covington and Newport were on strike.
Trainmen arriving at Cheyenne,
Wye, reported that there were hun
dreds of cattle lying dead alongside
the railroad tracks, where they drifted
during the recent storm and died.-
Judge John II. Saiii.er, J. J. Jones,
a lawyer of note, and M. C. Bailey, a
union veteran, all committed suicide in
one day at Omaha, Xeb.
The president was being importuned
personally by men of highest influence
to convene congress in special session
for the repeal or correction of the in
come tax law.
Joseph Buck shot and killed Mrs.
Tessie Williams in Xewark, X. J., and
then took his own life. Xo cause was
known for the deed.
At Washington, X. J., duringa storm
sixty-five houses were damaged by
lightning, and Jacob Harring was
struck and fatally injured.
Sapie Stringer, 12 years old, and
William Bradley, a year older, were
killed by lightning in Philadelphia.
Senator Hill, of Xew York, an
nounced that as soon as the Fifty
fourth congress convened he intended
to offer a bill in the senate to repeal
the income tax.
Grant Griffin (colored), who mur
dered WilliaTO Tibbs, a negro gambler,
at La Crosse, Fla., Xovember 6, was
Heavy importations of Japanese rice
to Savannah, Ga., wascausing southern
planters much uneasiness.
Twelve persons found guilty of riot
ing during the recent strike on the
trolley lines in Brooklyn, X. Y., were
sentenced to prison for terms ranging
from sixty days to fifteen months.
John W. Sciiarpe & Co. 's grain ele
vator at St. Louis was completely
gutted by fire, the loss being 8100,000.
A stobm of wind, hail, thunder and
lightning of unprecedented severity
did neat damm nt Seattle. Wash.
The biggest freshet since the mem
orable one of 13132 was raging in the
The annual reunion of the Army cf
the Potomac will be held at Xew Lon
don, Conn., on June IS and 19.
The new American steamship St.
Paul was successfully launched at
Cramp's shipyards in Philadelphia.
Cremation services have been offi
cially declared by masonic authority
in Philadelphia not to be Christian
Charles Hart, aged IS, was hanged
in the Ohio penitentiary at Columbus
for the murder of little Ashley and
Elsie Good in Paulding county, Xovem
ber 4. li4.
Chiep Hazfn, of the secret service,
has issued a circular of warning against
a new counterfeit of a five dollar treas
ury note of the series of 1891. The
counterfeit is a photographic produc
tion, touched up with pen and ink, and
bears the treasury number B3770T24.
In the business center of Covington,
Ky., John L. Sandford, cashier of the
Farmers' and Traders' bank, was shot
and killed by State Senator William
Goebel. An old feud was the cause.
The Savannah (Ga.) rice mills were
burned, the loss being S125.000.
Four inmates of the state asylum
for insane criminals at Mattewan,
X. Y., including Oliver Curtis Perry,
of Syracuse, the train robber, made
Snow to the death of 6 inches fell in
portions of Wisconsin.
Two maiden sisters. Miss Mary J. and
Elizabeth A. Bryant, residing alone,
were burned to death at Haverhill,
A new national organization of street
railway employes was founded at Cleve
Aliiekt H. Horton, chief justice of
the supreme court of Kansas since 1877,
resigned, and Judge David Martin, of
Atchison, was appointed to succeed him.
Postmaster General Wilson thinks
that the increased business of the post
office department is a barometer of bet
ter times throughout the country.
The funeral of Gov. Joshua H. Marvil
took place at Laurel, and it was the
largest and most impressive ever held
Miss Mary B. Croughas died at
Lynn, Mass., after suffering from
hiccoughs for five months.
A mail and express wagon was
boarded near Cripple Creek, Col., by
two men, who overpowered the driver,
secured an express package containing
516,000 and escaped.
A fire in the Columbia bank builld
ing in Xew York caused a loss of $125,
000. A "potato rally" was attended by
2,000 farmers at Dawson, Minn., who
listened to addresses on the need of
diversifying their farming operations
and the advantage of potatoes as a
William Jackson was sentenced at
Greenup, Ky., to ninety-nine years'
imprisonment for poisoning his wife.
Probate Judge Randolph, of Mont
gomery, Ala., was said to be ?50,000
short in his accounts.
Frederick Welmer, a well-to-do
farmer, aged 45, blew his brains out
near Versailles, Ky. He left four wid
ows, and fear of prosecution for big
amy caused the deed.
The Aurora (Mo.) State bank closed
its doors with assets of 825,000 and lia
bilities of SI 1.000.
Henry Giiison, a convict in the prison
at Michigan City, Ind., stabbed and in
stantly killed Edward King, a fellow
prisoner, without any provocation.
The Atlantic mills at Providence, R.
L, shut down to prevent a strike,
throwing 2,500 persons out of work.
The exchanges at the leading clear
ing houses in the United States during
the week ended on the 12th aggregated
8953,741,379, against 81.013,717,358, the
previous week. The increase, com
pared with the corresponding week in
1894. was 7.7.
J. D. Her's Rochester brewery at
Kansas City made an assignment with
assets of 8300,000 and liabilities of 5197,
000. Xelson Calhoun (colored) was shot
to death by a mob near Corsicana,
Tex., for criminally assaulting Mrs'
Four men were killed and others
seriously hurt in a riot among railway
laborers at Siloam Springs, Ark.
There were 207 business failures in
the United States in the seven days
ended on the 12th, against 220 the
week previous and 218 in the corre
sponding time in 1SU4.
Mrs. Guy Geer, aged 20, a bride of
eight months, fell from her buggy
near Sumerford, O., and was instantly
A new organization among negroes
was being established in Xorth Caro
lina to secure "equal rights" for col
ored people at hotels and all public
places and the right for colored men to
marry white women.
The Fresno (CaL) loan and savings
bank suspended business.
Richard Bvrelpon was hanged at
Houston, Tex., for the murder of J. G.
McKinnon on May 2, 1894.
Fire swept away nearly the entire
business portion of Dorchester, Wis.
The Jitna Fire association of Cincin
nati, one of the oldest of the mutual
assessment concerns in Ohio, went into
the hands of a receiver.
The Seaman & Smith company, one
of the oldest boot and shoe firms in
Ohio, made an assignment at Cleveland.
Louis Frank and Kate Kolb were
found side by side dead on Jacob
Duffy's farm a few miles west of St.
Louis. The girl left a note saying they
were going to kill themselves and as
cribing love as the cause.
The barn of Robert Burns, proprie
tor of the Clear View stock farm at
Edgefield Junction, Tenn., was burned
and thirteen valuable trotters perished
in the flames.
A hunting party of three unknown
men are believed to have drowned near
Oshkosh, Wis. Their boat was seen
upturned on the lake.
A photographic counterfeit of the
five-dollar issue of the American ex
change national bank of Xew York
city, series of 1882, check letter F, por
trait of Garfield, has made its appearance.
Judge Stevenson Burke, of Cleve
land, who ranks among the foremost
of America's railroad lawyers, said that
it was his opinion that the government
could not compel the railways of the
country to pay the income tax.
PERSONAL AND POLITICAL,
Judge A. Scott Sloan, of the Third
judicial circuit, died at his home in
Beaver Dam, Wis., aged 75 years. He
served in congress from 1801 to 1SG3.
George B. Swift took the oath of of
fice as mayor of Chicago.
Ex-Gov. James L. Kemper, of Vir
ginia, died at his home near Gordons
ville, aged 72 years. He was a brigade
commander in the confederate army.
W. Jennings Demorest, one of the
founders of the prohibition party and
publisher of Deinorest's Monthly, died
in Xew York.
The net result of municipal elections
in Xew Jersey was a victory for the re
publicans. Mrs. Emily Freeuurn James, wife of
ex-Postmaster General James, died
suddenly in Xew York.
The thirteenth general assembly of
the Arksasas legislature adjourned
James H. Campbell, minister to
Sweden and Xorway under President
Lincoln and a member of congress in
1844 and in 1858 and 1860, died sudden
ly at liis home in Wayne, Pa., aged 73
Gen. George V. Jones, of Dubuque,
la., the oldest living ex-United States
senator, except James W. Bradbury, of
Maine, celebrated his 91st birthday.
David Rains, who resides 70 miles
south of Arkansas City, Kan., in the
Chickasaw nation, celebrated his 308th
birthday. His wife is 203 years old.
Iowa republicans will hold their state
convention in Des Moines on July 10.
A dispatch says that Japan seized
the British steamer Yiksang, with a
quarter of a million cartridges, near
The British museum in London has
withdrawn from public-iuse in the li
brary the books in its collection of
which Oscar Wilde is the author.
Three convicts who tried to escapo
from the Russian prison at Koongor
were ordered to lxj beaten to death by
the guards with the butts of their
Advices from Cuba say that the rev
olutionary party had formally declared
the independence of Cuba from Spain,
had announced the officers of a new
government and given to the world the
constitution of a new republic.
Official cable advices from the Co
lombian government announce the
complete subjection of the rebellion
and the restoration of a normal condi
tion of peace in all the departments of
In a battle between revolutionist
and Spanish troops at Trosones 380 of
the latter and four of the former were
It was announced that if Great Brit
ain approved the territorial demand
of Japan in regard to Manchuria and
Corea Russia would consider herself re
lieved of the obligations of common
action, and would oppose Japan on
land and on sea.
Two villages were destroyed by
floods in Hungary and many lives wero
As A result of the recent election in
Denmark the radicals have secured a
small majority in the folkething. This
unexpected outcome caused much ex
citement throughout the kingdom.
Edward Fady, John James, Stephen
Fady and John White were drowned
while shooting at Catalena, X. F.
Several districts of Sicily were
shaken severely by earthquakes on the
14th. The shocks were most violent
in the province of Syracuse. In Monte
rosso Alamo churches and other build
ings were laid in ruins. The garrison
at the barracks were alarmed after the
first shock and were marched out in
haste as the walls were cracking, and
the people of the town were so badly
frightened that they refused to remain
The murdered and mutilated body of
Minnie Williams, a young domestic,
was found in the study of Rev. Dr.
Gibson, pastor of the Emanuel Baptist
church in San Francisco, on the 13th.
On the 14th, another horrible discov
ery was made of the dead body of
Chinch Lamont, in a small room in the
steeple of the same church. Suspicion
pointed to a young medical student,
and he was arrested.
South Dakota was visited, on the
14th, by the worst dust storm in its
history. The wind began blowing
early in the day, and increased in
velocity until noon, when the dust
was flying at such a rate that the sun
was obscured, although it was a clear
dav. It is believed that much of the
grain recently sown was blown out of
The statement of the associated
banks of Xew York city for the week
ended on the 13th shows the following
changes: Reserve, increase, 8992,850;
loans, increase, 8584,800; specie, de
crease. 8915,800; legal tenders, in
crease, 8829.100; deposits, increase, 83,
008.200; circulation, increase. 857,300.
The president has appointed the fol
lowing members of the Dawes Indian
commission: Alex. B. Montgomery, of
Kentucky; Thomas B. Cabannis, of
Georgia, Frank C. Armstrong, vice
United States Consul-general Wil
liams at Havana has been granted an
indefinite leave of absence and ordered
to report in Washington.
James Wilmot Scott, of the Chicago
Times-Herald, died at the Holland
house in Xew York, on the 14th, of
The pope's encyclical inviting Pro
testants to join the Catholic church
and directing Catholics to pray for
their conversion was expected to ap
pear on the 15th.
Prof. James D wight Dana, author
and scientist, died very suddenly at
Xew Haven, Conn., on the 14th.
The associated banks of Xew York
city held $14,922,785 in excess of the 25-per-cent.
rule on the 13th.
MISSOURI STATE NEWS.
Missouri Weather-Crop Report.
Columbia, April 10. The weekly
crop bulletin of the Missouri depart
ment of agriculture says: "During the
fore part of the week the weather was
quite cool, and heavy frosts occurred
in many localities, though very little
damage is reported; but during the
last three days the temperature was
much higher, and the mean tempera
ture of the week was from 2 to 3 de
grees above normal throughout the
state. The precipitation was slightly
in excess of the normal in the north
east section, but in all other sections
there was a deficiency. The rains were
very beneficial to wheat, oats and
grasses, but much more is needed in
the central and northern counties. On
the whole, the week was very favora
ble for farming operations, except in a
few localities, and fairly favorable for
growing crops. Wheat came through
the winder well, very little being re
ported winter-killed, and is generally
in fine condition.
A Farmer Assassinated.
George Stice, a farmer, 5 miles
southeast of Macon, was assassinated
while sitting at his window with his
little daughter the other night by
some one conceal in the bushes, firing
the contents of a heavy-loaded shot
gun at him. The bullets struck him
in the head and death resulted instant
ly. The little girl beside him was
covered with blood, but aside from
slight wounds made by the broken
glass was uninjured. An inquest
failed to throw an' additional light
on the killing. Stice, with his wife
and two children, arrived at Macon
from Scotland county about three
months ago. X'othing was taken from
the house and no attempt made to
harm any other members of the fami
ly. The deceased was about 40 vcars
Thejr Died Together.
Louis Frank, aged 22, and Katie
Kolb, aged 17, lived in St. Louis, loved
and became indiscreet. There was no
objection to their marrying, but the
young people were afraid of disgrace.
They resolved to die together, and go
ing to a grove around a pond iu the
southwestern ;suburbs, ended their ex
istence. They first took poison, then
shot themselves through the breast,
and then cut their throats. There they
lay until a boy, passing through the
grove, found them. They left a letter
showing that it was premeditated sui
cide, and giving the cause. The girl
wrote in the note: "Who wants to
love must suffer. I should not
have given myself away, but I loved
him and he loved me so." They were
buried in one grave.
-Life la But a Weary Uame."
Prescott W. Tatum, aged 17, a clerk
in the Wabash railroad office in St.
Louis, cut his throat and died. It is
believed that lie was deranged on ac
count of sickness. He left a note stat
ing that "life is but a weary game."
Looking Itright for Depositors.
Bank Examiner Galbraith, in charge
of the suspended Xational Bank of
Kansas City, has forwarded 8200,000 to
the comptroller of the currency. It is
believed a dividend of 25 per cent, will
soon be declared to depositors.
That Smith College Rumpus.
Colored people of Scdalia held a
meeting and protested against the re
tention of Prof. J. W. Cool in the fac
ulty of George R. Smith college. He
is charged with immorality.
Wants the Soldiers Home.
Citizens of La Plata and vicinity are
making determined efforts to secure
the location of the soldiers' home, to
be decided at the G. A. R. convention
at Macon, April 10-18.
Dropped Dead In the Kitchen.
Mrs. Anna Evert, aged 50, wife of
Robert Evert, 1008 Xorth Sixth street,
St. Louis, went into the yard to quite
a dog fight, returned to the kitchen
and fell dead.
Mile of Unimproved Streets.
St. Louis has 500 miles of unimproved
streets and 200 miles of unimproved
alleys. Their improvement would
greatly increase the taxable wealth of
A Strange Incident.
While watching the ascent of a bal
loonist in Clinton, the 8-year-old son of
W. S. Deighton ran into a barbed-wire
fence and his jugular vein was almost
John T. Wolff, a cigar-maker, aged
42, who resided at 3150 Iowa avenue,
St. Louis, hanged himself with a
clothes line. He was found by his
Street Railways In St. Loois.
The street railways of St. Louis ag
gregate 300 miles, of which 9 miles
were constructed last year. The mile
age will be greatly increased this year.
Eloped and Married.
E. Giles and Miss May Miller, of De
Soto, eloped to St. Louis. They pro
cured license and went to a hotel,
where tliey were united in marriage.
Killed by Falling Slate.
Thomas Moore, a miner at Panama,
Vernon county, was preparing tocome
out of the mine for dinner when fall
ing slate killed him. He was 21.
Capt. Albert Parker.
Capt. Albert Parker, for many years
a resident of Sedalia, died at San
Diego, Cal. He was a brother-in-law
of Senator Cullom, of Illinois.
A Girl Saves a Life.
Miss Xellie Oesterhaat, of Kansas
Citv, who was visiting relatives in St,
Louis, saved an old man from being
crushed to death by a train.
Found Dead on the River Bank.
August Freund, for years a well
known merchant of St. Joseph, was
found dead on the river bank south of
St. Joseph a few days ago.
Punshon Must Hang.
Thomas Punshon, the Santa Fe en
gineer, convicted of killing his wife ia
a cab in St- Joseph, has been denied a
new trial and will hanc-
A BIG UPRISING
Expected in the Province of Pnerto rrin
ripe, that Will Probably Deride the It. to
of Cuba Mareo Hastening to the Front
with Eleven Thousand Men The Outlook
Saul to be Very Bright for Cuban Sue
cess. Jacksonville, Fla., April 15. A
special from Tampa says: Xews from
Cuba is to the effect that there is a
big uprising in the province of Puerto
Principe, that all the laborers, sugar
field hands and sympathizers are in
arms and that a battle is at hand that
will probably decide the fate of Cuba.
The uprising in Puerto Principe is
general and will seriously affect re
sults. Maceo is on the island hasten
ing to the front with 11,000 men.
Manuel de la Cruz and family
rerched here from Havana last even
ing. He is the author of several
works on Cuba and is an intense pa
triot He was compelled to come here
or suffer Spanish tyranny. He feels
confident that the Cubans will triumph
if their leaders remain firm. He says
the troops in Havana are dying by
hundreds, and those in the mountains
are dying and deserting. The outlook
is very bright for Cuban success, he
A letter was received here from Ha
vana to-day saying that a Spanish offi
cer riding on a train with some ladies
began to take liberties with them. On
the same car was a duelist by the name
of Mendieta, who, when he saw what
was being done, drew his revolver and
killed the officer, lie then left the
Manuel Sanguilly arrived from Cuba
last evening. He is the brother of
Julio Sanguilly, now confined in Cas
Moro, charged with treason.
He says that the report of Gomez's
death is not true. The Spanish gov
ernment, he says, is conciliatory in
spirit, but the Cubans do not meet any
advances for peace under Spanish
Y'ellow fever is raging in Havana
and particularly among the unac
climated Spanish troops. The infantry
are most afflicted.
Secretary Quesada is now in Xew
Y'ork, but what his mission is or what
are his intentions are not known to
Figuerado, leader of the Cuban patriots
in this section. There is something
important expected to happen here to.
THE LOST CHICORA
A. Voire From the Deep that Throws Some
Light Upon the Disaster.
Benton Harbor, Mich., April 15. J.
II. Graham, president of the Graham &
Morton line, received a message at 5 p.
m. yesterday from Saugatuck sent by
Mrs. Hancock, wife of the purser of the
City of Chicago, saying that a bottle
was picked up on the beach at Glenn's
pier yesterday morning containing a
note signed by Robert McClure, engi
neer of the Chicora, which read as fol
lows: "Capt. Stines and Mr. Clark washed
overboard. Engine is broken and we
are all lost. Are near enough to land
to see the shore if it were not snow
ing." The bottle was sent here by express,
and examination will show the genu
ineness of the message Mr. Graham
thinks it worthy of belief. If
so, it goes far to prove the
statement of the man Plum
mer, of South Haven, who said
he saw the Chicora near that port on
the afternoon of January 21, and will
show that the Chicora was only lost by
the breaking of machinery or the loss
of her steerage gear. The hull in that
case is near the shore and search will
be begun at once.
AN EASTER SHOOTING.
A Man Fires Five Times. Every Shot
Baltimore, Md., April 15. Easter
morning was ushered in at South Balti
more with a shooting affray, the vic
tims being Edward Lawrence, shot in
the groin and through the left arm;
William Lawrence, bone of left arm
shattered and finger shot off; Charles
Foss, shot in right leg.
Welsh and William Lawrence had
been political enemies for some time,
and renewed their quarrel when they
met yesterday morning. They were
about to come to blows when Edward
Lawrence interfered. Welsh then, it
is charged, drew his revolver and fired
five times. Every bullet took effect in
someone's anatomy. Foss was a deaf
mute, and was shot by accident.
Welsh was arrested.
TO THE LOWEST BIDDER.
Contracts for Building Sea-Going Torpedo
Washington, April 14. Secretary
Herbert late yesterday afternoon
changed his mind and awarded the
contract for building all three of the
sea-going torpedo boats to the Colum
bian iron works of Baltimore, Md.,
awarding none to San Francisco as
was at first intended.
The boats will be of about 138 tons
displacement, and will have a speed of
about twenty-four knots. The ves
sels, exclusive of atmament, will cost
S'J7,500 apiece. The Columbian works
were the lowest bidders.
The secretary also decided that the
torpedo boats authorized by the last
naval appropriation bill shall be
larger and faster than those contracted
for. With this end in view, he di
rected Chief Constructor Hirschborn to
prepare plans for vessels of 180 tons
displacement, to have a speed of twen
TERMS OF PEACE
finally Arranged by the Negotiators at
London. April 15. The Morning
Post has this dispatch from Shanghai:
"A private telegram from a Chinese
official in Hiroshima reports that the
terms of peace were finally arranged
by the negotiators in Shimonoseki
However, a Yokohama dispatch, also
in the Post, says that the envoys did
not meet Saturday, but were expected
to reach a final decision yesterday or
SLAUGHTER IN A CHURCH
The Mutilated Remains of Two Young
Women Discovered In a Houe af Wor
hip The Bodies, When Found, Were Al
most Node-Searching for a Young Med.,
leal Student Suspected of the Double Mur
der. San, Francisco, April 14. Shortly
before nopn yesterday the mutilated
body of Minnie Williams, a young
domestic, was found in the study of
Rev. Dr. Gibson, pastor of the Emanuel
Baptist church. The body had been
terribly cut, the instrument of death
being a broken case knife which was
found in the room. The discovery was.
made by several young ladies who had
come to decorate the church for Easter
services. Pieces of the girl's clothing
had been crammed into her mouth,
showing that the murderer tried to
stifle the cries of his victim, whom he
first outraged and then hacked to
death. The police, as yet, have no
A Second Murder to StiU Evidence of the
San Francisco, April 15. Another
horrible discovery was made yesterday
morning in a small room in the steeple
of the Emanuel Baptist church, where
the mutilated remains of young Min
nie Williams were found Saturday.
The chcrch had been desecrated by a
second murder, the victim being an
other young girl, Blanch Lamont, who.
has been missing since the 3d inst.
She had been strangled to death, her
clothes had been torn from her person
and her body was almost nude when
discovered. Her shoes and stockings,
were missing. Imprints of finger nails,
were plainly visible on the murdered
girl's throat, but there was no indica
tion of further violence.
Shortly after the awful discovery
was made Dr. George W. Gibson, pas
tor of the church, was taken into cus
tody by the police. Xo charge was
placed against him. but he will be
held until the mystery is fully cleared.
Miss Lamont was last seen alive in
the company of Theodore Durant, a
young medical student, and assistant
superintendent of the Sunday-school
connected with the defiled place of
worship. Durant, who is said to have
been engaged to be married to Miss
Lamont, is suspected of having taken
the life of the Williams girl, who is
known to have been a warm friend of
Miss Lamont. They were members of
the church, which they frequently at
tended together, and belonged to the
same Sunday-school class.
Since the disappearance of Blanche,
Miss Williams often said that she
knew that her companion had met with
foul play. This startling statement
reached the ears of several members
f the church, and the girl was asked
for an explanation, but she positively
declined to reveal the nature of her
information, and the matter was
The police are now inclined to think
that Durant, knowing that Miss Wil
liams was in possession of sufficient
svidenee to cover his guilt in connec
tion with the disappearance of Miss
Lamont, concluded to decoy her into
the church and silence her forever.
The police argue that Durant had
heard the statement of the Williams
jirl and momentarily feared exposure.
As she continued to declare that her
friend had been murdered, Durant
concluded to kill her.
One of the most damaging witnesses
against the young medical student is
Charles Hills, who resides across the
street from the Emanuel Baptist
church. Shortly after 3 o'clock Fri
day night he saw a man and woman
standing near the street corner. They
ihatted together for some time, and
finally started up the street toward
the church. When the church was
reached the man caught the girl
by the arm, and half dragged
her to the gate leading to the
pastor's study. After a few minutes
conversation the couple passed through
the garden and finally entered the
church through a side door. Hills is
positive that the man opened the door
with a key and was apparently thor
aughly familiar with the premises.
Suspecting that something was wrong
lie waited outside for a few minutes.
but hearing no outcry concluded that
the couple were members of the church
ind went to his home.
The description of the man who ac
companied the girl tallies with that
j Durant. Thorough search is now
being made for Durant and it is ex
pected he will be arrested to-night.
Rev. J. George Gibson made a satis
factory explanation to the chief of po
lice as to his movements since last Fri
day, and was allowed to depart.
1 Iieodore Durant was arrested a
Walnut Creek, thirty-five miles from
Life Occurred. f
, r ,
circus, en route from San Antonif
Tex., to Evansville, Wis., was wrecks'
last evening while passing throud
the switching vards of the Xorthwef
ern railroad here. The train vi
backed into by another train coinpoJ
of freight cars and being pushed bj
switch engine. Ihe baggage car
the circus outfit was demolished ;
the next car, a sleeper, wts in'
shattered. In the latter were j
Mr. Hall wif of t.h nrnnriP
had her left hip fractured, and isff
posed to have been internally injirf
Several other persons were slightf?
A BLOODY WARFARE!
Between Homesteader Settlers in"
Perry, Okla., April 15.
trouble prevails in Beaver coof ?a
the extreme western portion of
homa, between homesteader r?rs
and cattlemen. . Cattlemen Jr?
fenced in the homesteaders' farlj?.
every day brings fresh reports j.
ings and battles between the (T"
factions. Many complaints h:f ""T
to the secretary of the intejf11
Lity to mae mvestifl-atioas-
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