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SLAYS HIS FAMILY
Shoots His Wife, His Three Children
and Then Himself.
CHILDREN STRUGGLE FOR LIFE
Wife Wat Klllnl Wlilli" Mlc-mlnif
Clilliln-n KH-iikkIciI Willi I'lircnt
Wlllioiil ,all t'rlMir Hue
Cleveland, O., Dee. 21. Uoacoo V.
Ourliy, a imiclilnlst uinl about !!" years
Mil, exterminated bis family early
Hiimlay by shooting his wife, his three
clillilreii and then himself. The crime
Is believed to havo been due to bis
despondency over the Impoverished
condition of the family purse and the
near approach of Christinas.
The crimes wore extraordinary In
their thoronRhnes.1 and there was. evi
dently, no mishap In their enactment.
The wife wan hilled first while sleep
ing at her husband's side in bed; Uv.)
of the children were hilled as they ran
hither and thither through the house
In the darKne:is of the early mornlti',',
endeavoring to escape their morcileHB I
patent. The third child was Hilled in
its bed alter Its elder brother and
iA .tor had been killed.
Wife Slinl V.'lilli- .sIrop.
The dead are-
Itoscoe W. Derby, his wife, Delia,
Harold, ned eight. Alice, iiRi'il seven,
and ThomuH, :igeif five.
Derby had been downtown late Sat
urday night, ostenMbly shopping, but
in all probability seeming uminnnl
lion for hts revolver. When he got
ho.no his wife and he talked with a
rif-lKiibo'- who liad been calling over
the approachint; festival. Derby
net nieil pale and nervous. Shortly
afler his arrival at homo, the neighbor
lelt and the Derby family went to lied
The eri'r.e is believed to havo been
committed about four o'clock Sunday
morning. Airs. Dim by was shot to
de'ith In bed, two bullets having been
fired into her foiehcud and a third
piobably fired after the children hart
been exterminated, !n the back of the
f'lillilrrn I'liimlit l-'iir Life.
Mrs. Derby probably was killed diir
lug sleep, the expression on her face
showing no sign of a struggle, and II
was clam anil peaceful. Two of the
children, however, probably had a
struggle with their Infuriated parent,
because they bad been awakened by
tlie noise of the revolver being fired
and sought to escape him, but without
avail. Harold's body was found lying
In a pool of blood In tin; kitchen, and
that of Alice In the dining room, with
her face to the floor and a bullet fu
h r breast. Harold may have been
rba'ied by bis father, as tiiero was
tldcnro of a lllght in the manner in
which the liirnislilngs of the kitchen
w -re thrown about, l-'rom the location
of th" bullet In bin head, the hoy evi
dently was caught by hl.- father In i.
itmiig grasp anil held while I tut weap
o'i was placed against tlie little fob
low's forehead anil the bullets sent
into his brain. There was no evidence
ct a struggle on Alice's part. The
he t of the children to die was Thomas,
a" "I live. Ho had remained in bed,
piouably still asleep, i nd also received
bulb-is Into ids head, dilng instantly.
l)-lltl-rnti-ly I' 1.1 11 11 I'll.
Alter the extraordinary, crimes hud
been committed Iho perpetrator oi
Hem went Into tho bedroom, where
hi'i wife had been killed, and, lying
down at her Bide, fired a bullet Into
id i own brain and dli d at his wife's
A number of poolroom race checks
weie found about the house, showing
tint Derby had been trying his luck
The first knowledge of the cilme
was communicated In a letter written
by Derby Saturday to a friend who
lived not far away, and which was
hint by special delivery. The letter
was to the olTect that when It had
been received the D:rhy family would
be dead. When tlie Irlend hurried to
ti.o nouso Sunday morning all that
nad been promised was seen to havo
hi en fuiniled.
BOARD OF PARDONS EXPLAINS
1 1 1 1 mi I N Slate llimi-il rilit.i'rlntl
Auxin i ll II I 'iii-ini-i- Hunt.- Iloli-lii-r
Sprltiglleld, III., Dec. 51. Answering
criticisms, tlie state board or pa.-dous
Saturday ga"o out a uuiarkable state
ment in del .Misi) of Its action In quickly
pardoning .lames H Dunltip, tho bank
lohhci, from the .lollet penitentiary.
They say It wan upon tlie representa
tions of William A. I'lukeiton, head
of tho detective agency of that name,
who declared that Duntap had lormei
y been in his employ, and that ho
was satisfied that Dunlap would lead
an honoiU life hereafter and Hint hit
would sign Diinlap's parole yupura and
Juko caro of iiltu.
POWER HOUSE EXPLOSION
Four Men Killed Outright and
Fourteen Seriously Injured.
.Ii-ti-ll IIiiIIitm i:phnli' III
I.iiii Im Ti-iiiikII I'tiMi-r Honni'l
I'lri- l-'nlliMtn r.xploilon.
St. I.cnila, Dec. 22. Four men wero
killed and II are known to have been
Injured In an explosion which wrecked
the Ceyer avenue power house of the
St. Uwls Transit Co, (Jeyer and Mis
souri avenues, nt o'clock Monday
afternoon. Some are mlsslw; and may
bo under the j;reat pile of brick and
twisted Iron. Others ran from the
scene of the explosion and wont to
Ihelr homes. In all probability there
was not one or the thirty who wore
employed In and about the boiler room
that was not injured in some way.
The cauce of the explosion Is not
known, or, If known, those employed
nbout tin' power Iioiifo profess Igno
rance. Seven or the 1 1 masslvo holl
ers exploded so rapidly as to render the
reports almost simultaneous. Ilrick
and Iron were scattered about lor a
radius or three squares. Adjoining
houses locked as ir shaken by an earth
quake Immediately after Iho explosion a
general alarm of lire was turned in.
The department responded immediate
ly, l.ut there was little for the men to
,lf,Jf.V()tl(1 ni.jltiu in exlrlcatinj; the dead
and injured from the debris. As quick
ly as possible In the neighborhood of
one bundled police were rushed to Hip
scene to nssl.it in the work of rescue.
Tlie news that there had been an ex
plosion spread rapidly, and the fam
ilies of Hie men employed at the powei
house hurried to the spot to learn the
fate or their lowtl ones.
Tlie crowd or anxious women grew
momentarily larger, and It was with
tllfliculty that the police could keep
them from crowding too close to the
slialteied wails. As quickly as the in
jured were taken from the wreck they
were placed in ambulances anil rushed
off to the city hospital. Physicians had
been hastily summoned, and did what
they could to relieve the sulfering.
They, as well as the firemen and police
nun, were liandlcaped by the fact, that
the explosion extinguished all the
lights In the power house, and they
were compelled to work for a time in
total darkness, being guided only by
the cries of tlie unfortunates.
The air was filled with shouts, and
the occasional shrill and penetrating
cry for aid served to nerve Hie rescuers
to almost superhuman exertions.
At two o'clock Tuesday morning a
gang or 1 .10 men were at work In the
ruins. It was generally believed that
there were several bodies still under
tlie wreckage, and every otfort was
being made to find them.
STRANGLED WIFE AND SELF.
Willi Itllllill.cl.'llli-r TIk!iII Knot
ted Around III 'lln-olll, .lumen
li'cl. Mruiiuli-d lllniHi-ll.
Chicago, Dec. 2- Saloon-keopor
.lames Vlcek, who a lew da.s ago
choked his wife to death, strangled
himself In bis cell at the county Jail
Monday with a handkerchief tightly
knot led about his throat. Tlie man
had In wi actiic; Irrationally since his
arre,T, hut the phyi-ic-ians who inves-
lig-ited tile case reported that lie was
It I1. now b(li"ed that Insanity w:n
not feigned, lmt that Vbek took the
UP; ol his wile and he. own alter be
ing drlM n slowly erav b the woman's
alleged drinking '.."l!.-.
VERY DIFFICULT OPERATION.
Or, Wlllliun Ji'iiMiin I'crf ori.ii'il an
0irr.-ll loll Sulll to Hate No I'nriil
lel III Siii'kIi-.i) World.
Sioux City. In., lie--, 22. -An opera
tion said to have no par.tllel In the his
tory of tho surgical world was per
formed at St. .lo-eph's hospital .Mon
day by Dr. William .lepson, who hat;
the chair of suigery at the state uni
versity, .lolin Norstrom, of Danhuiy,
Conn , fell from a load of hay, striking
on ids head and breaking his neck Ho
has been almost paralyzed for weeks,
and Dr. .Iepon decided to operate on
his broken neck. Accoidlngly, a por
tion of tlie third cervical vertebrae
was removed, Hie false growth of I Is
sue was cleaned out and the bono
replaced. The patient Is doing v.ell,
with every prospect of recovery.
STATUE OF F. H. PIERPONT.
I'IiicciI III Miiliiur Hull nl WiinIiIii;
Ion, II, ('., I iiiIci- Iim 1 1 ii 1 1 ii ii
Washington, Doc. 22. -A marble,
statue of tlio late "War Coventor"
Frauds II. l'lerpont ol' West Virginia
was placed In stnuary hall at tho cap
itol Monday under tho Invitation of
congress to eacli of the slates to place
In the capltol statues ol their "illus
trious sons." Tho statue completos
West Virginia's quota, one of former
Senator Kenna or the state having a
place in the hall. The statue will bo
unveiled and dedicated as soon au con
greim fixes a date.
SEVEN ARE DEAD
Results of the Waldeo University
Fire at Nashville, Tenn.
SEVERAL INJURED WILL DIE
.11 out of Tli ox- Who I. out Tliclr 1,1 veil
Dill So li- ,IiiiiiiIiik I'rom Win
do tin to i:clir tin Ail
Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 20. Seven are
dead and 17 seriously Injured as tho
result of a flro that broke out Friday
night In the woman's dormitory of tin
Stella Addison, Port tlibson, Miss,
Adele Christian, Greensboro, Ala,
SallUs Dade, Hattlesburg, Miss.
Mattio Leo Moore, Huiitsvllle, Ala.
Lulu A. Terry, McMlnnville, Tenn.
Nannio C. .Johnson, HatficHburg,
Cora Iiryant, of Cleveland, Miss.,
who was slcl; in bed on the fourth
floor, is missing. It is supposed she
perished, as all efforts to find her hava
The seriously injured:
Miss Meaner Moore, of Chicago,
whose injuries are nut definitely ascer
tained, but she will die.
licrtha Morford, Chicago, fracture of
back- and Internal Injuries; will die,
Victoria Miller, Anchorage, Ky. ;
ternally injured; probably fatal.
.Janio Douglass, HunlKVille, Ala.;
broken anil possibly internally
Krnestlno MtClo.'iry, Kornando,
condition critic i.
Minnie lioo.", Clarksdalo, Miss.
Annie Hale, liirmliigliaui, Ala.
Leonle Miller, St. Louis. Mo.;
ternal Injuries; will die.
Hlrlle Walker, address unknown;
will probably die.
Minnie Alston, Covington, Tenn.;
Sadie II. Knox, Creenvllle, Miss.
Susie Cavell, .Macon, Miss.
The burned building was known as
the admlnistriilon building, and whs
one oi' the earliest results ol the mo.e
inent started by Hie 1'reedman's Aid
society for tho elevation and cultiiro
of the negro race after the emancipa
tion. Pilule tmniiir tin- I'iiiiIIk.
Mamlo Harris, Maysville, Ky.; leg
broken and Internally injured.
President Hamilton was the first
member of tho faculty of tlie universi
ty, which Is an Institution for the edu
cation of colored people, to lie ap
prised of the conflagration. He hoard
the K-reams of the women, and, rush
ing to his window, which is just across
the street, from the dormitory, saw tho
flames bursting from tho east end of
tlie building. Or. Hamilton liusteued
to form an entrance Into tlie building
but when he reached the door tho
frightened inmates had begun to hurl !
them: elves Irom the windows. Several .
of them were killed in jumping or
were crushed to death by th'j .o who
oriiiiuii-v i:tt i'ii) oir,
Tlie dormitory was a four-story
building of brick, and the only means
of exit was down the main stairway,
which was soon cut off alter the firo
broke out and tlie Inmates nr bed
panic-stricken through the sinolo and
h'",il, seeking an aveuuo or crcape I iaf
lled in this, they sought the windows
and hurled themselves headlong to the
LAST OF BOSTON TEA PARTY.
I n el lint; of ii lloiihler Monument
to I ll il Itciinlxon In Lincoln
I'll r!., t:ii li-iiKo.
Chicago, Dec, 20. Tho memory of
David KennlMiu, last survivor or tho
"iloston tea party," was honored, Sat
urday, by the unveiling of a lingo
houhler-moiium uit in Lincoln park.
Tho stone occupies a position near
tlie spot where Kennlson was burled,
In lf-,r.2, In 'vh.it was then tho city
cemetery of Chicago,
The ceremonies attending the unveil
ing were conducted by tho Sons of tho
Hevoliilion, Sons of tho American Rev
olution and Daughters of the Ameri
can ItevolutliAi, which societies aro
tho donors of he monument.
PROBABLY FATALLY HURT.
t'.ir I ii --1 in- (,'iinulit llt-li-eli a
I'm- mill 1 1 ii mi ii- I'oxt nt Union
SI ii I li ii , Nt. l.oiiU.
St. Louis, Dec. 20. Crushed between
tho end or a heavy parlor car and a
bumper post at Union station, Iiuls
Leilercr, a car inspector for tho Wa
basli railroad, was held for flvo min
utes llko a human cushion. Meanwhile
Htatlou attaches nnd trainmen raced
hack and fortli r.loug Hie platform In
a frantic effort 'o couple an engine to
the car and pull It away, thus releas
ing the pinioned man.
Loderer was crushed about the
shoulders and received Internal Inju
ries from which ho may clla,
.Miss Alice Bailey, of Atlanta, Ga.,
tells how she was
inflammation of the
the surgeon's knife, by the use of
Lydia E Pinkham's Vegetable Compound,
Tho universal mdicationsof the, approach of woman's prcat enemy, inflam
mation and disease of the ovaries, aro a dull throbbing pain, accompanied by
a sense, of tenderness and heat low down in the Ride, vith occasional
Hhootine; pains. On examination St may be found that tho region of pain will
ahow somo swelling. This is tho first stat'o of inflammation of tho ovaries.
"Dbau Mils. Pink-ham: I wish
restored health and happiness Lydlu 13. Pinkhuiu's Vegetable- Com
pound has brought into my life.
"I had HiiMered for thrco years with terrible pains at the time of
menstruation, and did not know what the trouble was until tho doctor
pronounced it infliiinmatioii of tlio ovaries, and proposed an operation.
"I felt so weak and sick that I felt sure that I could not survive the1,
ordeal, and so I told him that I would not undergo it. The following !
week I read an advertisement in the paper of your Vegetable Compound j
in such an emergency, and so I decided to try it. Great was my joy to
una uiao i aciuany improved alter taking two bottles, so 1 kept taking 4
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eighteen pounds and was in excellent health, and am now.
" You surely desorvo great success, and you havo my very best
wishes." Miss Alice Bailey, 00 North Boulevard, Atlanta, Ga.
Another woman saved from a surgical operation ly Lydia E.
Pinkham's Vegetable Compound. Itead what sho says :
us long as I live, and also recommend tlie same to anyone .sull'eriiig as I
was." - Mas. Minnm: Ottoso.v, Otho, Iowa.
All sick women would bo wise if they would take Lij'dia E.
Pinkham'iS Vegetable Compound and be well.
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ALL DEALERS BELL WINCHESTER MAKE OV CAKTKfSCSS.
ovaries, and escaped
to express mv irralitudo for tho
to try it. Great was my joy to
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"I will tell you howl suffered. I could
hardly walk, was unablo to sleep or eat. Men.
struation was irregular. At last I had to
my IxmI, and ilowcd bo badly that
they sent for a doctor, who said I had In
flammation of tlx; ovaries, and must gd
operation, as no medicine could help i
me, l jut. i could not do that.
III I Kill,. l.l- ,,f ,ni,n 1
and after readimr it. I concluded to trv
T.ydisi K. I'inliliaiii's Aregelal)l
Compound, and I am now a veil
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