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BOCK ISLAND ILL- MONDAY, DECE2XB33 SO 18S5
FSXG3 TXXZLZS GZ5X3.
Kentucky Makes a Record in the
Mob Infamy Line.
TIXAN LAURELS 15 MUCH DANGER
Brrlns; Woman ul Bar rinrngu Dallb
ratal Bnracd to IHath la Thalr Cabin,
Rcardlaai of Tbalr appeal, and Those
af a UMIe Ctrl Tha Cftaw a Tripla Dla
oliita, aa the Womaa Waa A boat ta Be
erne a Mathar Details af tha Horror.
Louisville, Deo. 80. A special toTho
Commercial from Lebanon, Kjr., My:
Within two mllus of tblscitjr Saturday
alglit releutless mob burned to death a
pregnant woman and riddled with bullet
her prny. hit) red paramour. The blackened
nd ilisflif unii corn of tha victim, Mr.
Thomas West and William Devere. wera
found In the ruin of the woman' home
bjr the H-jrear-old daughter of tha mur
Cvred man. The tragedy wa one of the
mint brutii! ewr enacted under the (rrue
ninc iwijr of dread Judge Lynch. Denplte
the pltadlnir for hor father' life of a half
chid, fritthtunutl child, and the prayer
nnd tear of the 111 and helples woman,
tha mob went through with it work with
cnld-biuixk-d, rrufl deliberation and only
left when certain that both man and
woinnn were dead.
Salihln Wife and Veaacfnl Basbnnd.
The affair wa the outgrowth of the
old story of faithless wife and rongef til
husband. Several month ago, lleveres,
a middle-aged widower, wa accused by
Tliomo Wnt, a prosperous farmer, of
Inlitnncy with Mrs. Vet. Quarrel fol
lowed quarrel throughout the fail, until
West Instituted divorce proceedings and
dei'larod Ilevnrea must dlo. The men met
In Irlarion and Wett snapped hi revolver
at Deveres, but it misled fire and Devcres
kilNtl him on the spot. On the plea of
st-lf-da-fi-iisa the murderer secured lull and
a scandalized the iHilghliorhuod by Immedi
ately tuklng hi two daughter and mov
ing into West' house.
Relatives Take Up tha Quarrel.
The relative of the murdered husband
wore vengance, and Saturday night it
I'Aiue. CIum to 10 o'clock a bond of men
rude up to the West homestead nnd de
manded admittance. "Tom West I dead.
Now it Is your turn," the spokesman
culled, and IVvercaand the woman awoke
to find their house surrounded. Mrs.
West rushed to a darkened window and
began a wild, hysterical plea for mercy.
A dozen bullet answered her cries and
the demand for Immediate surrender wo
renewed. IKreres, too, asked for a hear
ing, but hi request waa greeted with a
shower nf shots.
"We'll give you ten minute to open up.
Then you burn." sntil the mob leader,
ami hi men quietly retired from the door.
Man net the Cnbia aa rire.
A hurried consultation wa held inside
the house, and th?n, white and terror
stricken. Ilia tittle girl of I)evere was
thrust out to pluad with the mob. Clad
In her night robe, barefooted and unpro
tected she bravely walked out into the
moonlight and sobbed out a prayer for
her whire-hnlred father' life. 'liet out.
You're liable to get shot yourself," a ruf
fian said, and thoroughly panic-stricken
the child ll.it to the cabin of a negro
nrlghlMir. Mrs. West then appeared at
the door, and referring to her condition
mode a lost apival for mercy. It wo un
availing, and In another moment the
house wa llred. Tho shrieks of tho Im
prisoned wretches fulled to move their
torturer, who, after the flames reached
the living room, could see tho man and
woman in agimy of death by lire.
Mho While Trying to Kaeane.
Just before the ro-jf fell tho woman wa
von to reel across the room and plunge
headlong Into the flm-plnce among tho
liumlng coals, nnd there alio died. ild
with pain k'verc at the last moment
made a dash for liberty, but a score of
bullet stopped him half a dozen steps from
the door. Next morning the little girl led
her negro protector to the scene ami there
the bodies, scorched beyond recognition,
were found, untouched by the lynchers.
There Is but little doubt that the mem
tiers of the mob will be captured, a they
were without masks and mode no attempt
MM E MORE Hon INFAMY EXPECTED.
lloabtful. However, If tha Mlscreaats Caa
It 1 not Improbable that the above scene
will bo rv-enactcd In the vicinity shortly,
as the outrage ha aroused the most In
tense Indignation among the people of the
county. Because of the fact that West'
relative had threatened vengeance there
1 a trong belief that they are responsible
for the crime. The uncertainty however.
as to Just who wa Implicated has so far
prevented further trouble. Tho child of
lVrorvs,who wa witness to the tragedy
Is dangerously III as the result of the fright
smh! eiposura, but upon her recovery she
rs be able. It i hoped, to Identify some
est the lyncher. The night wa brilliant
with moonlight, and the unmasked face
of the member of the mob should be easily
rdentlfled as soon a the child I able to ap
sar in court.
The scene of the horror wa visited by
eruwde of curious people, and It was well
toward novn yesterday before the bodies
were cored for by an undertaker. Mrs,
tVest corpse wss charred almost beyond
bsitnaa semblance. Overcome by tha
Ha, she had f tllen luto the large, old
iMshUTMil fireplace uf the living room, and
he heaJ waa almost burned from the
xxly Devsres" body was pierced by at
lsl lenty-2v bullet, before hi de
perate dash for liberty he bad been fright
fully bnrned. and Would probably have
ath-d without the gunshot wounds. His
fiair and heard re burned off. bis clothe
we.v In cliarmt shred, and bis face bit,
n-r.tl and blackened. "o arrest have so
far been madj, but developmenu are ci
ustlre Nave late yrst'-rday afternoon
an Inquest upon the bodies of the vie
iu vcral witnesses were examined,
but no. kkng tending to incriminate any
wne was rfatveloped. The Investigation
will be jmd Drc formerly livsd
la KnvxrUle. n.
A trmgh or ifrcr k"l towi may
be made tender Ly bo?) la Um ground
fat km bout. '" -
ECONOMIC EXPERTS IN COUNCIL. .
Fllver Question I p for IMM-nssloa with the
Division as I'saaL
ISD'USAPOLH, Dec. . The American
Kounonilc association, composed of some
of the leading thinkers of the country,
held Its second -ssion In this city, with
over 1 members in attendance. Among
thosa present were: Professor John a.
Clark. Colombia collego. New York; Gen
eral A. J. Warner, president of the Anier
lean Bimetallic lenjtue. and E. W. Bern is,
of Chicago. The principtl feature of the
proceedings was the discussion of tho
practicability nod deiiraliiliry of bime
tallism as it relates to commercial transac
tions. The debate attracted a great deal
Professor Farnham. of Ynln, In his dis
eussion nf the subject, held that.lu view of
changes In the production of the two met
al the expedient of the government exer
cising an influence on the prices of the
two metals Is futile. Professor Taussig
held that, considering all the circum
stances, the sound policy now to be pur
sued in relation to the international use of
gold and silver Is a waitinz policy. The
only possible sound policy for the civilized
Countries of the west at present, he said.
Is to maintain the gold standard. Gen
eral Warner, of the Bimetallic league, de
funded the theory of bimetallism in a
The addresses as a wholo showed that
the educators of tho cast, without excep
tion, are gold advocates, while those of the
west are in favor of bimetallism. Pro
fessor Clark, who Is president of the as
sociation, ha expressed himself a op
posed to the stand taken by the United
States in the Venezuela negotiations, while
among the other members there seems to
be a division of sentiment.
SILVER ORGANIZATIONS COMBINE.
Arrangement by Which White Metal Men
Present a I'ulted Front.
CniCACO, Dec. 3a For some time post
negotiations hare been pending for a com
plete consolidation of the American Bime
tallic League, National Bimetallic Cnion
and the National Silver committee, the
three principal silver organizations in tho
United States, representing all sections of
the country. These negotiations have cul
minated In an agreement by the repre
sentatives of the respective organizations
by which such consolidation has been
substantially perfected. Nothing now re
mains to tie done but a rati drat Ion by the
executive committees of these organiza
tions, each acting separately, which will
The consolidated organization will b
known as the American Bimetallic l?nion.
It principal oftVe nnd general headquar
ters will be In Chicago, at 1111 Monroe
street. In tho offices occupied by the Na
tional Bimetallic Union, with braenh of
flee In Washington, San i'raneitoo and
pcrhnp In other cities, both north and
south. It is the purposo of the united or
panlz ition to press thecainpign of educa
tion on Ix'half of bimetallism with the
utmost vigor In all parts of the country.
A conference of pronounced silver men
will bo held at Washington en the 22nd
of January, when n plan of action will bo
outlined which It Is said will have an im
portant bearing upon the political events
of next year.
ALLEGED CASE OF BLACKMAIL.
Preacher al Ran t'ranriwo Makes Charges
Acainst a Woman.
Sam Fran. ic, IVc. -Rev. C. O.
Drown, of the First Congregational
church here, has had Mrs. Mary A. David
son arrested on a chargn of blackmail. He
says that last November, when there was
great excitement here over tha exposure
of the losciviousness of several old men,
Mrs. Davidson went to him and charged
hi in with illicit Intercourse with Miss
Overman, a young woman who had soma
time previous been a visitor at the preach
er's house. She demanded fj,00J down
and MM a month for ten years as the
price of silence. He succeeded in getting
her to aiTCept t MO and a promise of i-io per
month for five years.
Mr. Brown said ho was so astonished and
horrified at the nature of the charges that
ho saw no other means of escape. He,
however, took Mrs. Davidson's reeelpS.
Later he met Miss Overman with Mrs.
Davidson and reproached the former for
her charges (Mrs. D.ividson having said
that Miss Overman hod confessed to her).
Miss Overman was a horrified as Mr.
Brown had been and absolutely denied all
Mr. Davidson hud said, left the Iatter.with
whom she had been staying, and wont to
live in Mr. Brown's family. That is the
preacher's story. Mrs. Davidson says ho
confessed to her that ho was guilty and
EPIDEMIC IS NOW FEARED.
611 nation In the Flood Ravased Country
Losses Estimated at 1.500,000.
ST Louis, Dec X). With the further re
cession of the water in the Ojage valley
the desolation and loss following in its
wake becomes more apparent. The com
not swept away Is covered with a sedi
ment and will bo a total loss. Corn, fod
der, hay, stock and fences are the com
modities lost by the farmers Tie, logs,
timber, shingles and oordwood make up
tho timber men's loss. Both classes have
lost even more hoavily than they at first
Already sickness la approaching in the
valley, and the bottom lands will soon be
fall of disease unless prompt measures are
taken In arrest. The physiciansat War
saw, Bagncll, Tuscumbia and Linn Creek
fear an epidemic of typhoid fever, malaria
and kindred complaints. From the ob
servation of old resident in Miller, Mor
gan, St. Clair and Camden counties, the
total loss to farmers and others may reach
Real merit of any kind cannot be long
concealed. It will be discovered, and
nothing can depreciate it but a man'
exhibiting it himself. It mar not al
ways be rewarded as it ought, but it
will always be known. Chesterfield.
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John Bull Gets Into Hot Water
With the Boers.
TROUBLE AS STATED BY THE TIMES
American. There Oppose the British Con
tention London Chronicle rrints the
British Evidence In the Vencsuelaa Mat
ter Labor Leader Gompers Declares
Against Any War Tenesnelans Continue
Ready to Ficht.
London-, Dec. 30. The Times this morn
ing publishes long dispatches from Cape
town, Paris and Berlin bearing on the
Transvaal question, which seems to be
displacing the Venezuelan question In tha
public Interest. There is a party in th
Transvaal called the Uitlanders, composed
principally cf British citizens of the
Transvaal. It seems, which is having
trouble with the Boer government. The
Times says of the demands of the Vit
landers; "Equality of representation with
taxation, language, law, responsibility of
the administration te the legislature, and
the removal of religious disabilities, are
among the chief of the Uitlanders' de
mands, while they desire to maintain re
The Times complains that the French
and German press is criticising England
without properly grasping the history or
geography of the question. The Times
believes that no desperate remedy such as
an appeal to force will be required "Some
reasonable concessions." it continues,
"even though not all that the Un landers
mlpht rightfully claim, might avail to
postpone a conflict."
A Paris dispatch quotes The Debate as
saying: "The London Times seems to be
avenging itself on the Boers for the moder
ate tone it was obi i plied to adopt toward
Uncle Sam." Tho- Dcbats then proceeds
to argue upon the danger to French inter
ests of allowing F.ngland to seize the
Transvaal. There is considerable anti
Knglish feeling on this subject In the
German press also.
Americans Side with the Boer.
JoilAXXEsBino. Dec. 3'.). The political
situation is acute on account of the strug
gle of foreigners in the Transvaal to ob
tain equal political rights with the Boers,
and the German and American inhabit
nuts are supporting the position of the
Transvaal. There are persistent rumors of
a secret arming of the miners and warlike
preparations, on account of which ladies
and children are leaving.
COFLD DE SETTLKD I A MONTH.
It Facie Sain Will Enforce an Award, When
Made, on Venezuela.
Loxuos. Dee. 30. The Chronicle pub
lishes a mass of mutter on tho Venezuelan
affair, including maps in possession of the
Colonial office, ex tracts from the American
papers which have arrived by mail, and an
article by Frederick Harrison decluring
that the Venezuelan claim is on all fours
with the Spanish claim to Gibraltar. "If
the United States can persuade Venezu
ela to submit to a bona lido boundary
settlement," the writer continues, '-and
to drop her swagger about Charles V and
Philip II of Spain, and can enforce nn
nwnrd when It is made, the question will
be settled in a month.
"The Brussels delegate of tho Vene
melan governmont. Vclos Goiticoa, re
cently visited the Hague and exhausted
every channel without success In snpport
of the Venezuelan claim. Five years ago
the British vice consul at Ciudad Bolivar
examined the Spanish records and proved
the British aspect of tho case completely."
GOMPKftS IS NOT FOB WAR.
What the Labor Leader Ha to Say of the
NEW York. Dec. 30. Before leaving for
Indianapolis, the headquarters of tho
American Federation of Labor. Samuel
Gompers made a farewell speech to the
Central Labor union in which be de
nounced a policy looking to war between
the United States and England. He said:
"Those who are stirring up this war scare
are covering themselves with a mask of
patriotism behind which is hidden nothing
but bluster and pomposity.. Around, be
low and beneath this so-called patriotism
Is a scheme to enlarge the army and the
"The true patriot is not looking for war.
He wants peace. The workers of our
country have no quarrel with the workers
of other countries. They will not be
swayed by political schemers. In the
ranks of the sensible, cool-headed workers
and true American citizens yon will find
this so-called war scare has no effect.
Labor t never for war. It is always for
Might Spoil His Coronation.
London-, Dec 30. The Berlin corre
spondent of The Standard says: "I have
excellent reason to state that the reports
of an agreement between Russia and the
United States about Venezuela are un
founded. On the contrary, the czar was
painfully surprised at President Cleve
land's message, and any war Involving
F.ngland would be unwelcome to the
Kussian court on the approach of the
John Ball Better Look Out.
Norfolk. Va , Dec Si. A report Is cur
rent here, based tin good authority, that
President Cleveland will visit the Ragged
Island Gunning club near Virginia beach
during this week with a dnck hunting
party. The officers of the club have in
formed their associates here of the pro
Veaeznela Still Boiling Over. '
New York. Dec So A dispatch to
The Word from Caracas, Venezuela, says:
"Trouble seems inevitable. The excite
ment In the first outburst of enthnasiasm
ha given place to a determination to
fight. If necessary Venezuela could be
ready for battle tomorrow."
The Terrible Work of the Turk. .
Londox, Dec. 30. A Coaitantln jple let
ter in Tlie Times summarizes and tabu
lates from consular and other source the
Armenian massacres in the. last two
months. There are many places from
which there are no detail jst, bat where
known the total is 18.0JO killed. - Turkish
statistics give the killed in the towns at
20,000, with s..VX villages destroyed and
the number of killed in them unknown.
It Is estimated that there are 45,0uu
A n -lo-American Common Destiny.
LoN-noN-. Dcs. 3J. Dean Farrar writes
to The Times as follows: "As one who
loves and honors the American nation and
has received irsny proofs of kindness
from eminent Americans, I venture at
this crisis to remimf them of the words of
thoir great President Grant, snoken at
j Newcastle in 1S77. declaring that he would
u'. spi-ai oi Auiuncani anu r.ngllsn as
two peoples, because they were one peonle
with a common destiny."
Bolivia Wilt Have to Answer.
New Your, Dec. 39. The World has a
special from La Paz, Bolivia, saying that
four American miners from Brazil, re
turning home after amassing fortunes,
got iuro a light with the mayor of Chu
quisaca, were arrested, kept t wo days In a
liithy prison and then shot to death
Their property has disappeared.
One Venezuelan Commissioner, Perhaps.
Hageiktows, Md.. Dec. 3J. Richard
H. Alvey, chief justice of the United
States court of appeals of the District of
Columbia, has been asked by President
Cleveland to become a member of the
Venezuelan commission. He admits this,
and has the matter under advisement.
Regulars Gnnrcliti; American.
CoXSTANTIXorLE, Dec. 30. At the re
quest of the United State minister, Hon.
A. W. Terrill, the sultan has ordered that
regular troops replace the reserve soldiers
who are guarding the missionaries in the
exposed parts of the empire.
Venezuelan Special Agent Arrive.
Washington, Dec. 30. Senor Uslar,
special agent from Venezuela has ar
rived here. There is much talk that he is
the bearer of important dispatches from
the Venezuelan government to tho United
Demands nn Indemnity from Turkey.
London, Dec. 30. A dispatch from Con
stantinople says that the United States
has demanded from the porta the pay
ment of a large Indemnity for the losses
sustained by American missionaries in
Mysterious Death in a UoteL.
Springfield, Ills., Dec. 30. The body
of Dr. K. Reynolds, of Aurora, was found
in a furnished flat here with a bullet hole
in his head. The deceased had shot him
self or been murdered. Dr. Reynolds came
here lost week with a woman and secured
rooms at the Thomas. The woman has
left for tho north. Nothing is known of
her whereabouts. Both were well dressed.
Reynolds had no money.
Sanger 3kat-a" Into Matrimony.
Milwaukee. Dofi. 30. Walter C. Sanger,
the well-known professional bicycle rider,
and Miss Katherine Kotzenberg, of Chi
cago, were secretly married on Friday
nisht by the H.t. Father McGill. They
were on their way to the river, to
skate with friends, when they quietly
slipped away, were married and later
joined the skating party.
Lumber I'Innt at Cairo ltnrned.
Cairo, Ills., Dec. 3.1. The large plant
of the Wolverine Lumber company at this
place has been entirely destroyed by fire,
together with the stock of veneering and
lumber. The mills were destroyed last
summer and the plant had only been in
operation a few months. The loss is total,
and exceeds f 1U9.UUJ; insurance, tTU.OOO.
Fell Off a Passenger Train.
Rio, Wis., Dec, 30 -Squiro Elkins, of
Cedar Rapids, Mich., en route to St. Paul,
fell off a passenger train two miles east of
here and was seriously and probably fatal
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