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THE AHGl'S, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1891.
Oscar Gryndman Kills His Wife
IBET HAD QUARRELED FOR TEARS.
The Hoibud Finally Mkn l p Rii
Mind to End the Vnnappineu and
Then Commits the Bloody Ird Dis
appointment In Love Keflults In a
Shocking Case of M order and Suicide
at Cleveland A Colored Karber At-
. tempts to Murder His Wife.
CHICAGO, Sept. 24. The desolate.miwry
bound locality on Ontario street and the
river was the scene yesterday morning of
m doable tragedy, which was so frightful
ma to shock even the residents of the
neighborhood, hardened as they are to
the scenes of sorrow and crime. Oscar
tcrnodman, of 43 East Ontario street, shot
and killed his wife and then blew out his
bwn brains. The couple had , been quar
reling for rears. The couple' iiad been
living on Crosby street, but " recently
knoved their goods to the tenement of Mrs.
Coffey, on Ontario, Grundman announc
ing that' he intended to sell his house
hold goods and leave the city. His abuse
lot his wife became so violent that she
lb ad him arrested on the 17th of
his month. The case was continued
instil the i!Sth, but the man cheated the
law by his -orrible butchery yesterday
Summoned to Her Fate.
Early yesterday morning Grundman
weht away but returned about 8 o'clock,
gloomy and savage. He loitered about t he
room in which his wife was at work for a
few minutes, and then walked into the
"Annie," he called harshly; "come here,
I want you."
The little woman hurried toward her
fate, anxious to please.
"Annie," he said, so loud that the other
tenants of the house could bear him. "I
have determined that we mast part. We
can't live together happily. I bare put
bur children in good hands. So now we
will say good-bye."
"l)on't leave me," the woman pleaded.
Then she told him of the happiness that
might be in store for tbem if they re
mained together. "Don't go away," she
"I don't mean tbat," he said primly.
"You and I will both go at the same time."
"I have no place to go. "
Both Died Instantly.
"Oh, yes, you have. Look here," and he
drew frcm his pocket a heavy, old
fashioned revolver. As the woman at
tempted to scream he grasped her by the
throat. Then pushing her about the room
before him he locked the doors and forced
her to ber kuees, saying:
"It's no use, Annie; we must die. Don't
scream. It will soon be over, Annie, and
we'll be.happier tban now."
Toe woman could be heard pleading in
R choking voice for her life and the
klarmed tenants, who had been listening
lo the conversation,' attempted to break
Into the room.
"Listen to that, Annie. They havehea-d
you. Well, It's too late now. Good-by,
There was a report and a groan, another
report, a thud and the door gave way. A
horrible sight met the eyes of the terrified
neighbors. Lying on her side, the blood
gunning from her ear, was the woman,
while across her form lay her husband,
bis blood mingling with that of his wife.
Both had died instantly.
Left Two Children Tehlnd. .
The bodies were removed to the morgue
and searched. Upon Grundman's person
was found a letter of recommendation
from the firm of Cluett, Coon & Co.. and
a letter written in German addressed to a
friend, Paul Stalb. It was as follows:
Please keep our dear little rhildren. or put
thsui in some (food hunds, but dou't put them
Into the Home for the Friend !. If you doVt
want to keep them there will be somelKjdy to
take them or you will find some one who will.
I give them in your care. You w ill do riht by
them. Your friend. Oscar Gkiwdiaak.
Please fulfill my request.
The children referred to are two bright
little boys, 8 and 10 years of age, who are
at present at the house of a friend of Mrs.
Grundman. Officer William Murphy,
who Is at work on the case, says he fails
to find that the murderer and suioide bad
a bd record other than that he was a
DISAPPOINTED IN LOVE.
Cowardly Cae of Murder and Suicide at
CLEVELAND, O., Sept 2:1. A case of dis
appointed love resulted in a murder and
suicide in this city last evening. Michael
Karofa and Katy Rohaly were lovers in
Hungary. Not long ago they came to
this country and Katy fell in love with
another. She broke the engagement with
Karofo. and was to have been married to
ber second lover on Monday next. Yester
day Karofa called on the girl and i-e-tniined
at the bouse all the afternoon.
He plead with her to forsake the othe-,
but be refused. Finally be drew a re
volver from his pocket and shot the girl
through the neck, following it by placing
a bullet in his own neck. Both wounus
proved fatal and the girl and her discard
ed lover died in a short time.
Tried to Kill His Wife.
Poktiac El., Sept. 23. Monday even
ing Frank Anthony, a colored barber of
Gibson, 111., was in the city and visited
his wife, who had been separated from
him, and induced her to accompany him
to a hotel where he was stopping. While
in conversation in bis room be trjed to
kill herbecuse the, would not consent to
returp boine, with him. He is in jail in
default 6! 1.0VO bond.
' ' Fought with Dangerous Weapons.
JoUET, 111., Sept. 28. A family feud in
which corn knives, sickles and bricks wet-e
used, resulting in the killing of a girl, oc
curred yesterday at Marley about ten
miles from here, between Gottlieb Killam
and August Blunt. The row was over the
use of water from the town pump, where
the wives got to fighting. The men took
a band and Killam threw a brick at
Blunt, missing him and killing Blunt's
littls 10-year-old girl. Then both families
joined in with sickles, corn cutlers and
clubs. All the persons eugaged are badly
turd up. ILillam is iu jail.
Frightful ltailway Disaster.
VIENNA, Sept. 23. A dispatch" from
G'elwitz, in Prussian Silicia, gives news
of a horrible railroad accident at the Rus
sian frontier. Two passenger trains col
lided between Golacsoury and Wolbroui.
The cars were shattered to spliuters and
tan persons were killed and many injured.
DOES ITS WORK WELL.
Depnty Warden Dudley's Machine for
the Execution of Criminals.
C AXON ClTT, Colo., Sept. 23. William
H. Davis was hanged in the state prison
bete last night. All necessary prepara
tions had been carefully made and the
witnesses who had been invited to witness
the execution were on band. All the em
ployes in and about the prison were
bouad to the strictest secrecy, and not a
wor i could be learned about the condition
of the prisoner and the time of the act.
The machine which carried out the man
date of the court was given a trial yester
day morning and found to be in fine con
dition. The hanging apparatus is vry
unique, being the invention of Deputy
War len Dudley, and having bean tried
in only one instance previous to tbis.
Description of the Instrument.
The instrument as described in brief as
follows: In the upper part of a square
frame made of four uprights a bucket of
water is set, the contents of which when
ready for operations weigh twenty-nine
pounds. Directly beneath the bucket and
connected with it by a rubber hose with a
valve is another bucket and connected to
the upper bucket by a lever is a forty
pound iron ball which connects again
with sn iron rod which keeps it in place
at ajieight of six feet. The weight of 250
pounds, which, when the water is drawn
from the bucket, is allowed to descend,
jerking the condemned man off bis feet
about three feet in the air. From this
large veight a rope rnns through two
pulleys over a partition and then down
into the execution room where it hangs
directly over a platform three feet square
on whih the condemned stands.
Dead in Seven Miuutes.
Everj-thinj being in readiness Davis
was brdug'it in and the noose and black
cap were placed in position. After he had
been given an opportunity to say good-by
to those around him, he was told to step
on the squall platform. His weight on the
platforu opened the faucet in the upper
bucket and the water flowed into the
bucket lieneath. This allowed the weight
to drop and Davis was jerked into the air.
His net k was broken and he was pro
nounced dead in seven minutes. Thecrime
for which Davis was hanged was the kill
ing of hi mother and her alleged para
mour in Pueblo in Julv last.
THE RUSH FOR LAND.
Another Portion of Oklahoma Territory
Thrown Open for Settlement.
GrTDK E, O. T., Sept. 23 The great
day has tome and gone; another epoth
has opennd in the wonderful territory of
Oklahoma, and 1,50,(XW acres of land,
formerly wilderness is as thickly set
tled as Jfi-w England. Ten thousand peo
ple have f ('quired homes and farms, and
a half score of cities have sprung up as
if by magic Couriers from Tohee, Laos
ston, Perkins and Cimarron City late last
night reported all quiet on the line of the
Indian lai ds. There are reports of several
deadly aff-ays. but nothing authentic
A 1'lucky Woman.
There will be undoubtedly trouble at
the northern county seat and more troops
were ordered there last night. About 800
have come in from the claims and are in
line in front of the land office. At 10
o'clock Mi ss Dorkey Jones, a handsome
lady of Arcadia, O. T, arrived at the land
office and took her place in the line. She
had beaten forty men in the race for a fike
claim and then ridden twenty-five miles
to file and stood in line all night. At
a late hour last night three riderless
horses canw into town, one having blood
on its sadd e. Evidently somebody has
been shot. An old man named Jameson
was thrown from a horse and fatally in
jured. ODD FELLOWS AT ST. LOUIS.
DerUion of the Judges in the Competi
tive Drill of the Cantons.
ST. Louis, Sept. 23. There were only
nine canton ) of Odd Fellows entered to
compete for the prizes yesterday. The
decision of tl e judges, rendered on a basis
of 100 per ceutage for perfection, were as
follows. Canton Elwood of Indiana
first, with a percentage of 4 33; Canton
Frank of Oh o second, percentage 6173;
Canton Indi.innpolis of Indiana third,
percentage t".10; Canton Occidental Xo.
1 C hicaeo fonrth, percentage 7b. 50; Can
ton Lincoln Joplin, Mo., fifth, percentage
72.1f.; CantoL -?t. Joseph, St. Joseph, Mo.,
percentage 70 00. The next event, the in
dividual drill resulted: Chevalier T. R.
H. i?wift, Cinton Occideutal, Chicago,
first; Chevalier J. W. Jones, Canton Indi
aunpolis, two; Chevalier J. Coyle, Canton
Indianapolis, three. After the drill a
long programme of athletic events con
sumed the rem Hinder of the dHy.
Consul lloelan Reappointed.
WasHISOTOS, Sept. 23 The bureau of
American republics is informed that Mr.
Frederick Boelin who for many years has
been consul general of Chili in the United
States, but wa removed a few weeks be
fore the downfall of Balmaceda, has been
reapp ointed The removal of Mr. Boelan
was one of the last official acts of Balmn
ceda, and his restoration to office one of
the first acts of the provisional govern
ment. In fact tl e reappointment followed
so closely after t be removal that there has
actually been no change in the consul
Norfolk, Va., Sept. 23. As a result of a
meeting of lumbermen held in this city
yesterday, representatives to which were
present frot Sew York, Pennsylvania,
Maryland, jjorth Carolina, South Caro
lina and Virgins, it was decided to apply
for a charter for a stock company to be
known as the North Carolina Dressed
Lumber company, embracing lumber coL
cerns in the state mentioned. The mini
muni capital is to be not less tbau fcwo,
000 and the maximum no more than
The Objet t Was Bobbery.
New Orleans, Sept. 23. A San An
tonio special to Ti e Picayune says: Gen
eral Stanley has telegrams from General
Lazerous, commaiider of the fourth mili
tary zone of Mexico, stating that the in
vasion of Gcrcia a id his band had ended.
They were twenty -five miles from Key
nosa Monday, and are scattered In order
to try iud cross the Rio Grande into
Texas. Lazrous tays that the object of
the band was robbery, and that the raid
bad no political significance.
Races at (iarfield I'ark.
CHICAGO, Sept. Yesterday's races at
Garfield park resulted as follows: Duke of
Miipitas, 1 mile. l:42fi: Queen Alta, 4i
furlongs, 0:57; Mi ry McGowan, 1 3 16
miles, 2:01,V; Kildure. 6 furlonu's, 1:15;
Gov. Ross, six fui longs, 1:14; Quceuie
Trowbridge, 1 mile, t:43.
SEARLES WILL CASE
Timothy Hopkins After a Big
Pile of Money.
TESTIMONY OF, WILLIAM DODGE.
He Drew Fp the Will and the Testatrix
Was Satisfied with It Edward F.
Searles, the M Idower, Tells of His Mar
riage to the Widow of Mark Hopkins
Timothy Hopkins Not Conceded the
Right to Appear as an Adopted (sun
In the Case.
SALEM, Mass., Sept. 23. The hearing in
the Searles will case was opened in the
probate court yesterday morning. Will
iam W. Dodge testified to drawing the
will of Mrs. Searles. It was read to her
and she signed it after dgalaring that it,
expressed her wishes.- She' was to all ap
pearances of sound mind. Witness nun
tioned the drawing of another will, at d
the court, on motion, ordered it producer.
Incidental to the request it was stated
that Timothy Hopkins would not be con
ceded the right to appear as an adopted
son. Mr. Burleigh proceeded to cross
examine witnesses, his main point being
the fact that the name "Timothy Hop
kins" was written in apparently a differ
ent ink in a blank space left for the name.
Mr. Dodge stated that his impression
was tbat he left thepace until he got to
Methuen, as he was not sure whether
there was a middle initial. He had been
instructed to draw a will leaving all the
property to Mr. Searles, aud, as iii9 duty
as a lawyer required, be inserted the sec
tion. Kegarding the omission of tlie
name of Timothy Hopkins he called the
special attention of Mrs. Searles to this,
and told her be could modify it if she de
sired, but she stated that it expressed her
wishes, and it was executed.
Position of the Contestants.
William M. Thornton, another witness
to the will, corroborated the last witness.
Cross-examination showed that the wit
ness could not read a single word. Will
iam O. Xorris, the third witness to the
will, corroborated the previous witnesses
as to the execution of the two wills. He
bad also witnessed a will for Mr. Searles
since the death of Mrs. Searles. This
closed the case for the executors. Mr. Bur
leigh asked the executors to produce a
will of Mary F. S. Searles dated in Novem
ber, 1S7. Judge Harmon ruled that the
executors produce this will. Mr. Burieigh
stated that the position of the contestants
was, first, thm there was not sufficient at
testation of the will; second, that the will
was procured by undue influence and
fraud on the part of Edward F. Serrles
and some confederates, and, third, that
testatrix was not of sound mind, at the
time the will was made. Mr. Burleigh
then called Edward F. Searles to the wit
ness stand. In the afternoon session the
examination of Edward F. S.mrles was
continued. He first met Mrs. Hopkins in
Ban Francisco in March, itS3, going to ber
bouse with a letter of introduction to look
over ber house; met her there several
tiniesT going on excursions into the coun
try twice with her and her daughter-iu
limotby Objected to the Marriage.
He then Uttaiied his acquaintance and
rUits to Mrs. Hopkins. The first proposi
tion of marriage bet weeu the two came
from Mrs. Hopkins in New York in the
fall of lkS3. He did not assent to it for a
year, but in December, lt-4. beentertaiued
the proposition; knew at the time that
Mrs. Hopkins was born in lK.'O and was zl
years his senior; had never previously pro
poced marriage to an3-one. Witness could
not well help knowing that Mrs. Hopkins
was a lady of large means He delayed
the proposition of marriage to give her a
chance to be sure she was satisfied, and
after he entertained it, delayed marrying
for three years. In the spring of 1S1 he
went to Fiorida as the guest of Mrs. Hop
kins in ber private car. She was accom
panied by Miss Cass, of Great Barrington.
Witness, from 1885 to lt8?, was superin
tendent of the building of Mrs. Hopkins'
at Great Barrington. He had understood
that the son, Timothy, in connection with
the railroad people, managed her affrirs;
had been told by Mrs. Hopkins that Tim
othy objected to the marriage, but had
cherished no ill will toward him for it;
the agreement of marriage was entered
into in September, 187, on witness' part
because be greatly admired ber.
A Marriage Contract.
Iu reply to a question he said that ha
married her for all she had, both love and
money, but should never huve married
her for money alone. Did not know of
the will made on the day of the marriage,
Nov. 8, 187, until after her death, but did
not think it was intentionally made be
hind his back. A marriage contract made
at the same time was also put in convey
ing by Mrs. Hopkins to T. E. Stillman as
trustee for the benefit of Edward F.
Searles after the marriage, the mansion
In San Francisco: improved and unim
proved land in Sacrament; mountain
lands in Summit, Soda Springs, Cal.; red
wood and timber lands on the coast
range; two parcels of quarry lands; the
Great Barrington property and four lots
on Ninth street, New Y'ork. This con
tract was cancelled June 16, 1S88. The
hearing was here adjourned for the day.
Pleaded Guilty to Infanticide.
EAP CLAIKE, Wis., Sept. 3 Edward
Popke aud hi wife, of Seymour, were
each sentenced to one year in prison yes
terday afternoon for causing the death of
their baby by cruel treatment when it
was scarcely 8 hours old. They had plead
ed guilty. The wife is only about lti years
old. They committed the deed out of pure
Mrs. ltrowu-Potter's Muter Married.
PAKIs, Sept. 23 The civil marriage of
Mi Jennie Crquhart, sister of Mrs.
James Brown-Putter to M. Itene Duval,
was celebrated today.
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