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THifi ABGUB. I FBIDAY, AUGUST 14, 1891.
FOILED A 110BBER,
Daring Crime in a Hotel at
A BANK PBESIDENT'S ADVENTUEE.
Deonyed to s Room and Forced at Plitol'
rolnt to Sign a Check for SSOO The
Intended Virttm Write an Vnnsual
Signature, and the Money Doesn't Come
Chloroform Brought Into V'use and a
Small Kobbery Effected Hunting the
Memphis, An. 14. R. Dudley Frayser,
president of the Security and the Mem
phis City banks, and one of the most
prominent aud wealthy citizens of thiscity
was chloroformed and robbed yesterday
Afternoon at the Gayoso hotel by a man
fflvini; his name as John A. Morris, of
New Orleans. Early yesterday morning
a gentleman registering as 'John A. Mor
ris, New Orleans," was assigned a room
at the Gnyoso. About 2:30 yesterday aft
ernoon a bell boy secured a bottle of chlo
roform for him from the house drugstore.
Shortly after that he dispatched a note
to Mr. Frayser request inR him to call at
the hotel at once on business of impor
Wanted to Talk About Lotteries.
Mr. Frayser was at the hotel in a few
minutes, aud was ushered into Mr. Mor
ris' room. The latter introduced himself
as John A. Morris, of the Louisiana Lot
tery company, of New Orleans. He said
the lottery company had been antagonized
greatly of late in that state; that their in
vestments hal been unfavorable and lot
tery property generally was unsafe, and
wished to consult him in regard to it.
After giving him what information he
could in reiri.rd to Memphis moneyed in
stitutions, Mr. Frayser turned to go, bat
was greatly startled to find two revolvers,
one in each of Morns' hands, staring him
in the face.
Mast Have Money or Blood.
Morris said: ' I am a desperate man; I
have no money: my family in New Or
leans are iu destitute circumstances, and
I mnst have money. You must indorse a
check for i5,l." After some parleying,
Mr. Frayser finally agreed to indorse a
check for JftKi. The check was then drawn
on the Hibernian National bank of New
Orleans and Mr. Frayser indorsed it 'R.
I). Frayser,"" hoping the cashier at his
bank would suspect something wrong and
refuse to cash it, as lie always indorsed
his checks '-R. Dudley Frayser."
Chloroformed His Victim.
A bellboy was called by Morris, and the
check stuc to the Memphis City bank,
Mr. Frayser being kept prisoner in the
hotel. After the buy had gone Morris
walked over to where Mr. Frayser was
standing and, clapping a Tiapkin over his
face, threw him on the bed, and that is
the last of his adventure Mr. Frayser can
recall. l.nte last evening Mr. White,
proprietor of the hotel, was notified that
there was something wrong in Morris'
room, and calling a clerk, the door was
The Cash That NeTer Came.
Mr. Frayser was found unconscious,
tossing and turning on the bed. The
odor of chloroform in the room was over
powering. Morris was gone and with
him Mr. Frayser's watch and about S.VI,
but the check lay on the table unpaid.
The bell boy had taken it to the bank
twice at Morris' request, payment how
ever, being each time refused. The police
are searching all over the city for Morris.
HAD AN "ILLIGANT" TIME.
Beer Is Too Mnch for a Farmers' Reunion
A Free Fight.
Wilmington-, Del., Aug. 14. In a free
flc;V for several hours at Peonsville, N.
J., que. man was nearly killed, twenty
seriously injured, and Sua received cuts
andbn krs. I'l:: ioufh Jersey farmers
were having their annual reunion aud
5,000 fat luers, irii nus and relatives were
presejit. Beer whs plentiful and cauwd
trouble. All went well until 1 o'clock,
whn a rc'tH from !em had a quarrel
with a youth from I'ennsville, and the
crowd tok up the Prh which raged un
til 4 o'clock. .The farmers armed them
selves v.i'h reagnr. v hips and worethe
butts out on each other.
It WnH a fi.t-at Show.
A Salem Ste and a Pcnnsrillian began a
fight to a iili foi u slake consisting of a
frold watch and $30. This started another
riot. A New Casilu uiau was chased two
miles up the Delaware river shore audit
is feared he met wiiti foul play. No ar
rests are reported. Several hundred Phil
adelphians and a hnndred persons from
New Castle were among the spectators of
KANSAS IS A GREAT STATE.
A Coroner's Jury Which Covered l"p Crime
hy a False Verdict.
ARKANSAS ClTV, Kan., Aug. 14. Three
months ago Mrs. J. A. Wickline, of Bol
ton township, was assaulted and nearly
murdered. I-ast week her husband went
to visit relatives in Illinois, and Wednes
day she received word that he is dying.
Yesterday morning she found nailed to
her door a letter written in red ink, with
skull and bones over it, warning her to
leave the country forever or she would fill
a coffin before the week is out.
Seems a Tough Neighborhood.
This is in the same neighborhood where
Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Donnelly were myste
riously murdered a week ago. The peo
ple are greatly excited. In the case of the
Donnellys the corouer'B jury returned a
verdict to the effect that Donnelly had
killed his wife and then committed sui
cide. Notwithstanding, it was generally"
believed that both of them were the vic
tims of a brutal murder.
Another Swindling Concern.
New Yors, Aug. 14 The Times says
that Postmaster Coilins, of Brooklyn, has
received an order from the postmaster
general's office directing him to wifhhold
all registered letters and money orders
sent'to the Tanguerray Portrait compacj,
of 751 to 755 . Dekalb. . This cqneern has
been sending circulars all over the coun
try offering to make crayon portraits ab
solutely free of charge. After the por
trait is finished its delivery is refused un
til frame has been purchased from the
company at a cost greater than the regu
A Tblef Abrppd at Anbury Park.
Asbi'ky Park, N. J., Aug. 14. J. J.
Gulton, of Albany. X. Y., had his watch,
diamond pin-, ' diamond ring; and a large
sum of money stolen in a bath room of
the Anbury Park bathing grounds j ,
teHjrtJJJJVs had yut his valuables and
money in an envelope, intending to leuve
them at the office, but instead had left
them o3 fat .lfc missed the articles
soon, however, and within five minutes
returned for them, only to find that they
had disappeared. There is no clew to the
The Neighbors Talked Abont Him.
ScRAXTOS', Pa., Aug. 14. Dr. Arthur
Jones killed himself at his home here,
shooting three bullets into his left breast.
He h;id grown melancholy and despond
ent orer the talk of neighbors connecting
him with the death oi his wife several
weeks ago, the charge being made that he
went home drunk and dragged her down
stairs by the hair, the injuries she received
resuli ing in her death. He denied these
charges, but the neighbors persisted in
them and he finally shot himself.
Tennessee Convicts Escape.
Kxoxville, Tenn., Aug. 14 Seven con
victs made their escape from the stockade
at Br ceville Wednesday. It is charged
that when a convict manages to get away
from the stoctade and dodge the guards
so a to get into the woods, he has no
trouble in finding some one who will pro
vide I im with citizen's clothes. Fourteen
have escaped this week. One reason for
the ease with which they have escaped is
the great number crowded together in
stockiides which are not finished.
Big Bobbery of Silks.
Bosrox, Ang. 14. On Tuesday night
the establishment of Cleveland Brown &.
Co., manufacturers and dealers in gentle
men's neckwear at 11 Otis street, upou
the scond floor, was. entered and up
wards of l.OOi yards of silks, aggregating
fu liy vi,0ti0 in value, were removed. The
doors were all locked, and the thieves, it
is thought, must have keys to the build
ing. Ioes This Punishment Fit the Crime?
Nkw Yokk, Aug. 14 Charles Tatro,
the Cc nnecticut engineer who on June 13
abduc ed ln-year-old Augusta Vrsina and
took her to New Haven, where he as
saulted her in a lonely woods, was yester
day sentenced to four years' imprison
ment, he having pleaded guilty.
Lottery Men Fined S3.000.
MArisox, Wis., Aug. 14. A. E. Neu
bauer, convicted in Milwaukee of mailing
lotterj tickets, has paid his fine of $8,000
in the Eastern Wisconsin district federal
court, and has been released. All other
cases igaiust Neubauer have been dis
missed. Sthbhed the Jailer and Suicided.
Cam .ek, N. J., Aug. 14. William Spell
man, in jail awaiting trial on a charge of
obtain ng money on false pretenses,
stablie. I Jailer Audrew Robiuson and then
committed suicide by cutting his throat.
Robinson's injuries are not fatal.
MISSISSIPPI VALLEY OARSMEN.
Good Sport at Iiee-Chree-Shos-Ka A
Deti oIT, Ang. 14. Everything in con
nectioL with the second day of the Missis
sippi Valley Amateur Rowing associa
tion's i nnual regatta was better than on
Wednesday. The weather was warm and
desiralle, the course was smooth and the
breeze was much lighter, the attendance
was laiger aud the rowing more spirited.
Anions the distinguisbedi people who saw
the rac ng was Cardinal Gibbons, who ar
rived on the steam yacht Vita just in
time to see tbe last race. -
Winners of the Events.
The wieners were as follows: Single
sculls, Edward Durnan, Sunnyside row
ing clu , Toronto; time, 1(:JH:,'. Durnan
is Edward Banian's cousin. Pair oars, F.
D. statdish and Frank A. Lyon, Detroit;
time, .0:15. Double sculls, A. Cameron
and R Curran, Bayside club, Toronto:
time, T ':1V.1 i.'. Senior four Oars, Wolverine
club, I letroit; time, f:l4s'. Barge race,
three-q larter mile dash, Modoc ciub, tt.
Louis; rime, 4:3.'!la'.
poses an Immigration Scheme.
Washington-, Aug. 14. Ex-Senator
Bruce, if Mississippi, opposes the scheme
of negro emigration to Literia, and says
that Bishop Turner is the only prominent
cilored man in this country who advo
cates it. Mr. Bruce says that the Amer
ican ne 5roe are Americans. They are
Africans in nothing but their color, and
there is no more reason why they should re
turn to the land of their ancestors than
there is or the Germans or Irish or Swedes
ret uruiag to Europe.
Ali'lo-Anieri-an Naval Courtesy.
Losikix, Aug. 14. Upon the arrival at
Devonpirt of the United States training
ships Ji.mestown and Portsmouth, their
commanders paid their respects to the
Duke of Edinburgh, admiral commanding
that na-al station. Wednesday his royal
highness returned the visits, being re
ceived aboard the ships with the salutes
and ceremonies due lis rank. He ex
pressed his gratification at the fine show
ing made by the naval apprentices.
Quick Time Across the Coutinent.
New Yokk, Aug. 14. Baron and Bar
oness von Schroeder sailed for Hamburg
on the i uerst Bismarck yesterday. They
live in fan Francisco and in coming to tbe
city made the quietest time perhaps ever
made by passeugt-rs on regular trains.
Therou'eof 2,'.J miles was covered in
four days, sixteen hours and fifty miu-utes.
Thiee Men and a Itoat Missing.
West Bay City, Mich., Aug. 14 Early
Sunday morning William Campbell, J.
I'ero, a id a young man from Saginaw
left this city in a small sail boat on a fish
ing excursion. They were expected home
on Tues-day, but nothing has yet been
heard of them, and their friends are be
coming anxious for their safety.
McKinley Speaks to Farmers.
Shelbv, O , Aug. 14. Fully 10,000 peo
ple attended the farmers' picnic at Black
man's grave yesterday. Major McKinley
the principal speaker of the day, delivered
an eloquent, non-partisan address, which
elicited great euthusiasm. Mr. McKinley
made a political speech iu the town tf
Shelby at. night.
Three Boys Probably Drowucd.
SCUTATE, Mass., Aug. 14. Tbe three
tons of Louis T. Cushing, of Cohasset,
were out sailing Wednesday during a
heavy thunderstorm and wind squall
which sp-ang up suddenly. Nothing has
been heaid I yam them since they left, and
it is feared tuat their boat was capsized,
and that they were all drowned.
Advance in Coal Ordered.
New Y3BK, Aug. 14. The agents of the
anthiacite producing companies met yes
terday and ordered an advance of 1.--cents
per ton, to take effect Sept. 1.
BOM IN ILLINOIS.
The People's Party Given a Very
A COMPLETE MACHINE IN MOTION.
Full State Central Committee Selected;
Everything Ready for Business Tau
beneck's View of How to Accomplish
Reforms Illustrated by a Hen FarabTe
President Polk To He Heard from
Senator I'efler Addresses the Granger
Srr.INcriELP, Ills., Aug. 14. The Peo
ple's party of Illinois has been born. A
little" before 10 o'clock yesterday morning
A. J. Streeter wended his way to the cap
itol, where he was soon joined by the two
other members of the national committee.
A half dozen men dropped in, and were
immediately recognized and seated as del
egates. . S. F. Norton, of Chicago, rapped
the half dozen men to order, aud a death
like silence prevailed. There were no
speeches and no enthusiasm. It was sug
gested that a state central committee be
named, but after a fruitless attempt to
rake up a dozen People's party men in the
state, it was abandoned. A committee
was appointed to draft a constitution, and
then everybody took a shortcut to the fair
grounds to hear Peffer.
State Central Committee Named,
At 5:80 o'clock the conference recon
vened. The same lack of enthusiasm was
manifested as in the morning. A state
central committee was wanted and after
some conferring the following werse
named: Chairman. Ix-ster C. Hubbard,
Chicago; secretary, H. E. Baldwin, Joliet;
treasurer, J. D. Hess, Pittsfield: First
district, Fraucis J. Shulte, G. J. Kerr, A.
N. Smith: Second, William League, C. G.
Dixou; Third, Clark Irving, Charles
Smith, John McGovern; Fourth and
Fifth, no representative; Sixth, B. W.
ronton. Elgin. W. W. Sharp, Elgin. J. L
McDouough, Sandwich: Seventh, John
Miller, Galva, Simon Elliot, Princeton,
Martin Johnson, Bishop Hill; Eighth, A.
Ijicgdon, Du Page; Ninth, Charles
Boon, Warren, G. D. Saxon,
Graymont, E. W. Pierson. Cayuga; Tenth,
I. N. Hedrick, Cuba; S. G. Buckner,
Peoria; E. G. Bates. Bradford. Eleventh,
James Glazier, Charles S. McMillan, T.
Edmandson, Rushville. Twelfth, Milton
Colvin, Timet; C. J. Crisp, Roodhouse,
Thirteenth, J. W. McElroy, Rosemond;
H. H. Miller. Waverly; C. W. Ewert,
Owanaco. Fourteenth, uo representative.
Fifteenth. F. A. Reel, Oakland; C. B.
Feuton, Danville; F. A. McCarthy. Gil
son. Sixteenth. Thomas Ratcliff. H. H.
Tessup, A. K Maxwell. Seventeenth,
William Culp. Carlinville; Fred Nye,
Moawequa; Richard Osborn, Bradford.
Eighteenth. L. A. Wnellhull. Belleville;
Louis Nichols, L. Vgiulo, Fostersburg.
Nineteenth. F. G. Blood, Mount Vernon.
Twentieth, T. J. Cross, P. J. Luby,
Voting Masses Must be Rulers.
The constitution adopted provides for
the number of sub-committees in the
counties and townships. The preamble
acknowledges a debt of gratitude to the
various farmers and workingmen's socie
ties, which, it declares, have educated the
people on a basis of a more righteous sys
tem of political economy and given them
wise instruction in their duties as citizens
of a great democrocy, which cannot be
well grounded unless the voting masses
made tbe ruling of the country a matter
of conscious personal duty.
An Illustration from the Hen. -
No fusion with any other party will be
tolerated. H. E. Taubeneck, chairman of
the executive committee, said last night
in discussing the attit ude of the granger
organization toward the formation of a
new party: "I have no use for a lot of re
formers who can t reform, but propose to
get it by working through the eld parties.
I tell you a heu can lay a fresh eeg a good
deal easier than she can purify a rotten
one. That is the principle we are work
ing upon. These men have got to cut
liHse from something. They can't carry
water on IriIIi shoulders. The farmers'
associations were started as non partisan
organizations, but they have been dragged
Want Independent Grangers.
kNow we have organized a political
party. If a farmer leiitvesthe old parties
give him tbe reforms he desires let him
vote their tickets. We don't want him.
Farmers elected on tbe old party tickets
no soouer reach the legislative hall than
t hey are under control of the caucus poli
ticians. Wiien it comes to doing some
thing for the farmers they light worse
than two cocks in a barnyard. We want
to elect farmers wbo will be for the farm
ers." It is stated here, apparently upon
irood authority, that President Polk, of
the National Alliance, will soon issue a
manifesto to the farmers throughout the
cjuutry urging them to join the new
party aud give it their support.
I'efler Advocates His Plan.
There was but a small crowd at the en
campment of the farmers' and industrial
organizations, and little interest was
manifested in the proceedings. At 3
o'clock Senator Peffer arrived and pro
ceeded to address the people. His speech
was the same that he delivered at Oak
Ridge Park a week ago and that has been
delivered at many other points through
out the country. The whole trouble was
a scarcity of money aud high rates of in
terest. Neither a high tariff, a revenue
tariff, nor reciprocity would meet the
cise. The government must issue a bill
iou of moucy aud loan it to the people at
- per cent.
GEN. BUTLER IS ALL RIGHT.
His Reported Dealu a "Yarn" Without
Boston', Aug 14. A rumor that Gen
eral Butler had died Wednesday sudden
ly on hie yacbt America obtained consid
tle circulation in this city, and created
me excitement. It was later ascertained
from Lowell, however, that Genera'l But
ler was not on his yacbt, but was at his
home in that lity and enjoying his usual
health. He is at home working on his
book with Private Secretary Major. His
grandson, Butler Ames, and" some friends
have the general's yacht on a cruise, and
the general has not been with them since
Trouble Over Father Chiniqny.
Rice Lake, Wis., Aug. ll This city is
all torn up over the arrival of .Father
Chiniquy, who spoke here Wednesday
evening in the Presbyterian church, his
subject being; "Why I left the Church of
Rome." The local priest here of the
Roman Catholic church hag been very
active in his efforts to prevent the lecture,
demanding of tbe Presbyterian church
that tbey close the doors of their church
to the lecturer. J '- ( -' ; !
There are some patent med
icines that are more marvel
lous' than a dozen doctors
prescriptions, but they're not
those that profess to cure
Everybody, now and then,
feels " run down," " played
out." They've the will, but
no power to generate vitality.
They're not sick enough to
call a doctor, but just too
sick to be well. That's
where the right kind of a
patent medicine comes in,
and does for a dollar what
the doctor wouldn't do for
less than five or ten.
We put in our claim for
Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical
We claim it to be an un
equaled remedy to purify
the blood and invigorate the
liver. We claim it to be
lasting in its effects, creating
an appetite, purifying the
blood, and preventing Bilious,
Typhoid and Malarial fevers
if taken in time. The time
to take it is when you first
feel the signs of weariness and
weakness. The time to take
it, on general principles, is
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Dividend Paying Stock.
Full particulars and
Prospectus can be bad
on application or addressing
S. L. SIMPSON, Banker.
64 Broadwav, N. Y.
NEW MUSIC H0US&
No. 1804 Second Avenue.
Housel, Woodyatt & Co,
This firm have the exclusive sale for this county 0f t
Pieiros eird. Oro-arjs
WEBER, DECKER BROS., WHEETnr
ESTEY, AND CAMP & CO.'S PIANO
And the ESTEY, WESTERN COTTAGE and FAS
A full line also of small Mnical mTchainlir-t.
J. T. O CONNOR, Proprietor.
No. 117 Eighteenth St
This new Sample Room is sow open for business. The best of W:ne, L..c
Imported Cigars always on hand.
SCHNELL SYNDICATE LOTS
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m. sCjisell-s addition-.;
One-Fourth. Down, Balance on Time to Suit Purchase
M nlnru awt complete Una of Hardware ipMiiltiM tc i
Ialaad betid oar reolar rock of atapl. c4 boOta BiHtm
and Mechanics' tool.
Poeket, Table Kitchen Cutlery,
Nails, Stem. Goods, Tunr abb, Sto vis, Eto.
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