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THJC AltGUb. I FRIDAY, AUGUST -1, 1891.
AT BAY IN A BARN.
The Miscreant Who Killed Pret-
ty Christine Warden.
A FOUL CRIME SOON TO BE AVENGED.
search of a Month Rewarded by Finding
the Fugitire Hidden In the liarn of
HI. Victim. Father Parleys with the
Raman End -with a Sn fu! Assault
The Ie.perate Scoundrel Returns
Shot for Shot, and I Severely Wound
ed Mob Law Averted His levlliKh
HAXOVER, X. H., Aug. 21. Friday
evening, July 1" last, Frank C. Almy met
pretty Ovtisline Warden on the road near
her father's farm, a mile north of this
place, and shot her to death, lie then
disappeared, and in spite of the most care
ful search eluded his hunters until yes
terday morning when he vrna found in the
barn of the man whose daughter he had
ao foully murdered. He is another of
those miscreants who can never besufli-
ciently punished in this world the hound
who kills the girl he thinks he loves lie
cause she does not reciprocate. The f.ict
that Almy was found spread like wild
fire, aud in a moment the town and coun
try were in a state of wild excitement,
ml yearning for the blood of the dastard.
More than l.jfO men collected about the
barn clamoring for vengeance on the
wretch, but were calmed by the officials,
and agreed to let the law take its course.
How He VI as licovcred.
Almy had not left the vicinity of his
crime since it was committed. He had
taken refuge in Wardeu's barn, among the
bay, aud sustained life by obtaining some
where canned meats and ot her food, and
it was the cans which had contained the
meats which finally betrayed his wherea
bouts. The mother of the murdered girl
found the clue. Hunting some chickens
Monday evening, she found under the
barn some of the empty tans and beer
bottles. She reported fcer find, and a
watch was kept, and Wednesday night
Almy was seen to come out of the barn
and walk around among the fruit trees,
greedily devouring such fruit as he could
find. He teen returned to his hiding
place. Yesterday morning the barn s
surrounded, and after probing the hay
mow, one of searchers found Almy, w.v
immediately proceeded to shoot, aud soon
bad a clear field.
Farlryed with the VT retch.
The besiegers held a conference and the
majority were in favor of setting the barn
on fire and then shooting Almy as he ren
out, but the officers begged the crowd :o
let law and order prevail, and several of
the cooler headed, one at a time had inter
Tiews with Almy, who swore he would
shoot any one who should attempt t take
him alive aud then shoot himself. Finally,
however, he agreed on promise of a fair
trial to give himself up. but while the
crowd was forming two lines so that he
should, be taken lietween them and all
present have a look him, lie thought
better, or worse, cf his agreement and re
fused to be captured. Instead he de
manded a talk with Solicitor Mitchell,
who went into the barn and saw him.
The J men lew with Mitchell.
Mr. Mitchell reported as follows: "I
went up in the barn m accordance with
the request of Almy. He sat on the hay
and said his leg was broken. He had a re
volver in each hand and flourished them,
pointing them sometimes at me and simc
times at his own head. He aked if I
would guarantee him a fair trial. I a.
s i red him I would most certainly do so.
He wanted to know how much of his pn.it
history I had found out. I told him we
would not disenss that now. He asked
me if I thought he had lietter shoot him
slf. The result of the conference was
that he refused to come out." At this the
crowd lost patience and begin work with
their 'Winchesters, Almy replying shot
. for shot as long as his ammunition heiii
The Sconndrel Captured.
' At l:bO p. m. a charge was made on the
barn, aud the miscreant was overpow-e-ed
and taken to the Wheelock Ho;i-e,
where he was confined upstairs wh le
half a dozen officials, with drawn revol
ver, held back the excited moo. Ju-t
before the attack on the barn John M.
Fuller was called fur by Almy and he
went in. Almy gave him a roll of papers
and a ring, and said that when the empty
cms were found Monday lie took it into
his head to leave, and went in the nij:ht
down beyond Hartford, a Vermont vil
lage, a little way, but he felt ,ts if he could
not leave the place and came back again.
Been on the 1'reniNes All the Time.
In an interview with a reporter last
evening Almy said he killed Christie
Warden, but that he had no idea of com
mitting tape. He went direct to Mr.
Wardeu's barn after killing the girl, ami
was there when the body was brought into
the house. He had a fnll view of the
bouse from his hiding place in the barn a:
the time of Christie's funeral. He says
be had not lieen off of the premises since,
moving around for food to keep him alive,
and frequently visiting the dead girl s
grave at night. Almy lay on acotinti.e
Wheelock House. His thin, pale face
ahows the effects of his hiding. He has
been shot tw ice in the left leg. and it is
broken below the knee. He ha-i a bullet
wouud in the top of his bead.
ALMY'S DASTARDLY CRIME.
He deliberately Shoots to IeuthaGlrl
Who Did "ot Love Him.
The annuals of crime have few more
atrocious and pitiable cases than the
murder of Christie Warden. She was the
oldest of seven children of Andrew H.
Warden, a prosperous farmer, and her age
was 28. She - was an intelligent girl, as
were all the girls of the family, most of
them having been school teachers, Myra
and Alice having taught school in Minne
apolis and Indianapolis. At the time of
the murder they were borne on a vacation.
Christie was also a beautiful girl of the
blonde type with a fine figure. For six
months previous to her death she had been
engaged as private secretary and book
keeper for Professor Charles H. Hitter,
dean of the Jfew Hampshire state college
of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts.
Something; About the Murderer.
Frank C. Almy, the murderer, came to
the Warden homestead July 2, lsuo, and
applied for work. He becaineexceediugly
well liked. He said he -was of southern
birth and was reared on his father's plan
tation in Georgia. He was 2& years old
gentlemanly in appearance, and exceed
ingly welt educated and informed. He
was far above the average farm hand aud
soon worked himself into the good grace
of the family, taking great interest in the
ItudiaJ of t.is girls aul t times accotn
pat ying tbeat on their outings.
falls Madly In "Love" with Christine.
Shortly after he entered the family he
bet an paying attentions to Miss Christine
and then liecame madly in love with her.
Bhe, while not discouraging his advances,
ne'er gave him any hope that his suit
wo' lid be successful, but soon the family
bectme suspicious of him. Circustanccs
showed that he had or was going under a
fake name, aud of course Mr. Warden
did -l't want him for a son-in-law, especial
lyt-s it also developed that be had an un
governable temper. A council of the fam
ily was held and all agreed that Almy
sho ild not be permitted to stay It was
deeded that it would be unwise, if nut
pos tively dangerous to discharge him ab
ruptly, and that the bestconrse to purue
woidd be to treat him as usual until his
time should expire, and then peimit him
to go quietly aud peaceably.
Shot to Death In the l!nlies.
When his time was up Almy was, ac
cordingly, discharged, aud bade the fam
ily a pleasant goodbye, aud was not seen
aga n until the day of the murder. Fri
day evening, July 17, Alray met Christie
on the road as she was going to Professor
Pet' ee's residence. She was accompanied
by Mrs. Warden and Fannie Warden.
Aln y sprang from the bushes, seized
Chr stie by the arm, and pulled her toward
a btruway. Mrs. Warden and Finnic
tried to prevent him, but were threatened
with a revolver which he carried. Mrs.
Waulen ran for assistance, and Fannie
foiloTed Aimy. He shot at her, barely
misinij her head. She turned to run,
and heard two other shots, and saw Almy
jump over the ft nee. When assistance
cam.) Chri-tie was found dead in the
busies with her clothes almost torn off
aud two bullet holes in her body.
"KICKED" A LITTLE TOO FAR.
A l:allroad Itrakeuian's Rapid Ride
Down a Grade.
PirTbl lELD, Mass., Aug. 2 1. Frank U rn
bee, a brakeman on the New York, XtW
Hav.-n and Hartford railroad, took the
fastest ride he witl probably Jake in t his
world Wednesday afternoon. He rode on
top c f a freight car from llaydtuville to
Hospital Hill, Northampton, a distance of
six miles, in five minutes. The car was
"kid ed"' down the line, but went too far,
and struck the grade. Bisbee put on the
btak -, but it didn't hold, and the car
dasbi-d over the rails at a frightful speed.
At one time, when the car had not reached
its fastest rate, the express on the other
line ran by its side for a short distance,
buttaecar, with its solitary passenger,
soon left it behind, and did not slack up
until near Florence, where the track
niakts a slight up-grade, and Bisbee, as l.e
near d it, riayed that it would stou his
Went ruing Over the Hill.
Bur, up the hill went the runawav. and
then iown the other grade, where there is
a iuciine of sixty feet to the mile as far as
.Northampton. The people standing at
the station held their breath aud opened
their ejts with surprise as the car, now
goini.- at tl.e rate of more than a mile a
niiuu.e rnu by. Bisbee, who was stand
ing .ind ilinging to the Lrake wheel,
wave 1 his Laud to his brother, who is
bagg.ige master at the canal station, and
who, as he saw the terrible peril of Lis
brotl er, dropped his baggage and started
down the track after the car. A mile
further was Hospital Hill, and the agi
tated baggage master breathed more
freely as he saw the runaway begin to
slack up and in a few moments come to a
staud still, while his brother quickly
uesce:iaeu Irom the rod unharmed.
FREIGHT TRAIN HELD UP.
The l oad Agents Rub the Conductor and
Kill a itrakeman.
Kansas Ciyv. Aug. 21. Freight train
No. is, ou the Kansas City, St. Joseph aud
Council BluHs railway, was held up aud
robbcl at Murray sw itch, j:ist outside of
Harltni, at 2 o'clock yesterday morning.
II. 1. Cassle, the conductor, started to
ringnp the watch tower at Harlem, when
he was held up by t wo masked men with
revolers. 1 tie robbers took Cassle'a
watct . and told him to signal the tower
to lea: u if the track was cle.ir. The rear
brakeman, F.d White, was ordered to get
off by one ot the outlaws. The two men
accoir panied Castle to the way car, whn
thev egain commanded White to get otT.
As ht stepped toward the ladder the re
volver of one of the robbeis was dis
charg 1. White dropped dead. The ball
emeriti his left temple.
Tlie Robbers Mnlu Their L scape.
Conductor Cassle signalled the engineer
and i;ot into the way car as soon as he
could, the tram started aud the two rob
bers limbed on to the top of the way car.
They hen climbed down the side of the
car and ran into a thichet. Wheu H.r
lem was reached the engineer aud for
ward brakeman were informed of the
robbery. The conductor immediately
made his report when the train reached
Kudsi.s City. The nut hoi iiii-s have been
notified and every effort is being made to
catch the desperadoes.
Organizing A(int Middlemen.
ToPtKA, Kan., Aug. S-'l. One hundred
delegates, representing every organization
which claims allegiance to the People's
party, met Wednesday and organized the
Alliai.ce Commercial convention. A tem
porary organization was effected by elect
ing oah Allen, of Wichita, chairman.
and Fred Bailey, of Wichita, secretary.
The work which was outlined will proba
bly keep the convention In sessiou for two
days. The scheme provides for the amal
gam at ion of every business organization
which has grown out of the farmers' up
rising in this state, aud its purpose is to
kill tie middleman.
Complicated Case of Elopement.
Xev York, Aug. 21. A double elope
ment jS agitating staid Long Islanders.
To complicate matters the women are a
mother and ber daughter, both having
busba ids, aud the men with whom they
have eloped are brothers. Xathan Free
man and Mrs. Kzra Williamson, of Port
JefferMin, Charles Freeman and Mrs. Syl
vester Skidmore, the daughter of Mrs.
Williamson, are the central figures in this
interesting drama. Nalhau Freeman
leaves a wife aud two children, and
Charles Freeman a wife and one child.
In bot a cases the deserted families are
st. Faul Lit I'p by Lightning.
ST. Paul, Minn., Aug. 21. Probably
the greatest electrical storm that ever oc
curred in St. Paul was that which struck
the city at 1KB yesterday morning.
Fla-shtsof lightning followed each other
with s jcb rapidity for forty minutes that
the town was almost constantly lit up
with 1 1 glare. At intervals of two or
three l linutes great purple tongues of fire
shotdown through the cloud and appeared
to enter the earth out on the bluffs with
terrific reports. All electrical apparatus
was dt moralised.
IN NEED OF CASH.
A Big Business in Financial
LIABILITIES SUM UP $1,800,000,
The American Wheel Company, with
Troperty In Seven States, Finds Udell
Short of Currency A Receiver Asked
for. and Noble C. Itntler, of Indianap
olis, Appointed Stringency in the
Money Market the Cause (ilven for
the Trouble Taking a Hopeful View.
CHICAGO, Aug. 21 Tha American
Wheel company, having works througj
out Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, and other
states, have failed. The assets are 4, Km -XK.
Liabilities, about f,000,(XK). Judge
Blodget, of the federal district court, has
made Xoble C. Butler receiver. Through
concurrent action by district federal
judges of six states in which the great cor
poration has branch works aud factor.es
Butler has possession of all the property
and will carry on the business until the
officers of t he company can see their way
clear to resume on their own responsi
bility. The assignment was the direct re
suit of the supreme court's recent decisis
in the famous Cohen-Farweil case, in
which the court held that a merchant
couldtiot prefer the claims of any creditor,
but that all must be given an cquil
chance when the assets were dist ributed.
Couldn't Raise Itadly Needed Funds.
When the American Wheel company's
treasury became light and the officers
tried to replenish it through the usual
channels, they found that they could not
obaiu one-half the money needed, the
banks flatly refusing to incur risks be
yond a certain limit. President Olds and
Treasurer Pratt and several of the direct
ors held a conference aud decided that
the only course left open to them was
to place the property in the hands of a re
ceiver. The f uture was caused by the
great stringency in the money warket
during the last six months, the company
lieing prevented from issuing any part of
i:s unused capital stock oa which it had
depended for funds to meet its obligations
maturingduriug the period from May to
Hope to Weather the Storm.
This period was the dullest period in
the carriage wheel business, and to make
matters worse creditors of the company
holding accommodation paper became
cautious, and refused to renew or extend
these obligations, which were secured by
the plants of the company. It is claimed
by the company's attorney that the em
barrassment will be but temporary, and
the control of the business be returued to
the company's sfficers.
LEGAL ACTION AT PHILADELPHIA.
Some Further Facts About the Com
uiiv's ISuMiiet Affairs.
PillLAPKLi'lilA, Aug. 21. A branch of
the receivership of the American Wheel
company, a far-reaching enterprise with
twelve plants in different parts of the
country, came up for hearing yesterday
before Judge Butier, in the United States
circuit court. The law firm of Morris,
Newberger & Curtis, of Indiauapolis, were
represented, appearance being made for
Julius F. Pratt, of Indianapolis, who is a
very heavy stockholder, and who, for him
self with other complainants, asked for j.
receivtrship for the company's procr;y
in this state. The defendant company
was represented by Attorneys Sharp aud
Alleman, of Philadelphia.
The Assets and Liabilities.
Mr. Pratt, it was stated, together with
o: her complainants, is a holder of about
H.Mi.ou of the capital of the company.
Ou the 1Mb inst., on application of coun
sel for Mr. Pratt and the other complain
ants, tiie Cnited States circuit court at
Indianapolis appointed Noble C. Butler
receiver. The company, it was stated. wan
heavily in debt, having notes outstand
ing ni'greg:iting I.TjO.WO, and owina
about SiO.tKA) for labor, so that itsdebis,
besides its capital stock, amounted to il,
NHi.(Ki. Its assets were given as tl.iitv,
UJJ in Indiau.i, tl,ii,ojO ia Ohio, URuod
in Michigan, JO,0i in Pennsylvania,
Vi.iJ0 in Xe- York. $V.. m Massachu
setts, aud tlo.iMJ iu Illinois.
A Total of Four Millions.
To this total of f:i,l.(O,000 was added
sikj (K'O, consisting of notes and bills re
ceivable, etc., conr.ig to the company,
swelling its entire assets to c.luo.oou. Of
this the values of the plants, machinery,
tools, apparatus, aud appliances con
nected with them were given as about
Fi,O4O,ii0, the manufactured stock, pro
ducts, matenals, aud supplies, tl.2"0,l"4,
aud that of the horses and wagons, etc.,
Receivers for Several States.
Following the appointment of Mr.
Xoble Butler receiver for the company's
property iu Indiana, receivers will have
to be appointed in each state where it has
possessions. Accordingly, a receiver has
been appointed in Xew York state, aud
Judge Butler appointed Joshua Pusey re
ceiver for the company's property in
Pennsylvania. This consists of leased
buildiugs at West Chester, valued at
fcHK.KW. Mr. Pusey's security was Axed
at tHi.WJO, with the understanding that it
should lie increased if occasion called for
Failure at Milwaukee.
Milwaukee, Aug. 21. The Wilkin
Manufacturing company, manufacturers
of sawmill machinery, engines, etc, made
an assignment Thursday morning to
John Barth. The management claims,
however, that it will be able to pay 100
cents ou the dollar if given a chance to
recuperate financial depression of a temp
orary character. The liabilities are esti
mated at about $40,000. Assets unknown.
Fncle Sam Is Itoing His Best.
Washington-, Aug. 21. In conversation
with the acting secretary of state, Whar
ton, regarding the Chinese situation, be
said: "It i a mistake to believe that this
government is moving slowly in this mat
ter, and that the same energy displayed
by France, England, aud Germany is lack
ing in the United States. This govern
ment has been keeping pace, step for step,
with those powers in all movements ex
cept one. The one exception is in the dis
p ay of naval equipments. The latter is
an impossibility. The United States has
but two vessels in Chinese waters, and
bow can she expect to make a respectable
showing with thosef
An Ex-Congressman Gets a Job.
Washwgtox, Aug. 2 Acting Secre- J
tary Xettleton has appointed ex-Congreaa-man
Gilbert L. Lawson, of Nebraska, an
immigrant inspector for doty at Omaha.
A Poverty-stricken Millionaire!
This seems a paradox, biit it is ex
plained by one of New York's richest
men. "1 don't count my wealth iu
dollars," lie said. "What are all my
possessions to me, since I am a victim
of consumption ? My doctor tells me
that I have but a few mouths to live,
for the disease is incurable. I am poor
er than that bop-gar yonder." "But,"
interupted the friend to whom lie spoke,
"consuinptiiau can be cured. If taken
in time, Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical
Discovery will eradicate every vestijre
f the disease from your system." "I'll
try it," said the miliionaiie, and he did;
and to-day there is not a healthier,
bappier man to bo found nuvwhere.
The "Discovery" strikes at the" seat of
the complaint. Consumption is a dis
ease of the blood is nothing more nor
less than lung-scrofula aud it must
and does yield to this wonderful remedy.
"Golden Medical Discovery" is not
only an acknowledged remedy for thst
terribly fatal malady, when taken ia
time and given a fair trial, but also for
all forms of Scrofulous, Skin and Scalp
Diseases, as White Swellings, Fever
sores Hip-joint Disease, Salt-rheum,
Tetter, Eczema, Boils, Carbuncles, Ery
sipelas anil kindred ailments.
CAN HI INVESTED IS
'A POSITIVE AMD SAFE
I 5 per Cent
Dividend Paying Stock.
Fall particulars sod
Prospectus can be bad
on application or addrctting
S. L. SIMPSON. Banker.
64 Eroadwav, N . Y-
-NEW MUSIC HOft
No. 1804 Second A v
Housel, Woodyatt & Co,
This firm have the exclusive sale for this county of
fieirios eirjci Orrras
WEBER, DECKER BROS., WHEETnr
ESTEY, AND CAMP & CO.'S PIANOS
And the ESTEY, WESTERN COTTAGE and FP
RAND & VOTEY ORGANS.
loll line al-o of email Musical merchandise.
J. T. 0-CONNOR, Proprietor.
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Pocket, Table sh Kitchen Cutlery,
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USiD B7 KEN. WOMEN in CHILD REff.
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R. M. WALL,
1612 Third Avenue.
AGENTS OF EVERY KIND
Intorance, Fraternal Order, book or otherwise.
Member! gel $100 In one year. They pay bnt
week. Anybody ein make at the lowest $137
each week easily. Everybody wants a certificate,
becaose for each member they bring In they set
their (100 a month earlier. This is a good thlcg
and.doot mistake it. Address
J. L. UN VERZAGT. Secretary,
i Weat Lexington at., Baltimore, Hd.
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