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Rock Island Daily Aiigu
ItOCK ISLAND, MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1891.
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'Some men are born great,
Some achieve greatness, am
Some have greatness thrust
Upon them' SIIAKPESAUE.
But it's different with their clothes.
They are mostly born without clothes.
Nearly all have clothes thrust upon
them when they are small, afterward
they have to achieve their clothes.
Some achieve good clothing and some
don't; it's owing to where they buy it.
Those who buy the London Clothing
Company's Clothing get the best. It is
easier, too, to achieve the London Com
pany's clothing; it costs less. People
are getting weary of paying for the
name of having their clothes tailor
made when they can get them so much
better of us for a great deal less money.
The London Clothing Company has
achieved its reputation through intrin
sic worth, and merits the esteem of the
People by its better values. We think
we have achieved the heighth of excel
lence in our Fall Goods,- -pattern, style
and quality all the best. Values better
London GlotMng Company.
THE MOBIN POWER.
Omaha Still Ruled by the Spirit
THE OFFICERS NEAELY PARALYZED
Seven Men Arrested for Leading Friday
Night's Lynching Party, One of Them
a Police Captain The Prisoners, Ex-
wo, tint on Hail, Owing to
xnreats of Further Violenee A Visit
to Fort Omaha by the Crowd How
the Sheriff Was Captured and the VIC'
umaha, Oct. t2. This city ni the
scene Saturday night of some more mob
proceedings. It developed during the
eariy morning Saturday that little Lizzie
Yates was not dead, nor likely to die. and
the authorities suddenly got their heads
again and proceeded to enforce the law
against those known to hare led the mob
of Friday night. The result was that in
a few hours R. G. Bloom, Captain Johu
W uonoboe, H. II. Brandies, Ed Fitzger
aid, Ed Neushoeffer, Patrick O'Heroe, and
John Frits were in the city lockup to an-
wer for the crime of lynching a prisoner,
which is a capital one in this state, the
statutes making it murder in the first de
Identity of the Prisoners.
Neushoeffer is the man who led the as
sault on the steel cage. When he began
nis assault on the cage he threw off his
coat and hat. When be looked for them
as he was leaving the jail he found the po
lice had seized them and takeu letters
bearing his address from the pockets. The
prisoner came from Rising City, where he
owns a newspaper, in search of work.
He drifted into the crowd and led. He is
a powerful young German. Bloom is
manager for S. P. Morse & Co., the larg
est dry goods company in the city, and
O'Donoghue is a captain of police.
O'Herue was a delegate to the Democrat ic
county convention, and was arrested
while the convention was in session.
The Mob Loose Once More.
As soon as it became known that they
were under arrest a crowd gathered at the
city lockup and demanded the release of
the prisoners. Iu.tead of complying with
the request Chief Seavey loaded the seven
men into a patrol wagon and rushed them
up to the county jail. The crowd followed,
and by 7:30 p. m. the jail was surrounded
aud word was sent to County Attorney
Mahoney that unless the men were re
leased on bail they would be taken from
the jail by force. Mahoney replied that
under no circumstances would the men
Began an Assault on the Jail.
The crowd at ouce made preparations
for storming the jail. There were fully
5,000 people in the mob. The mob secured
a big steel rail and marched to the east
door. They had just started to use it as a
battering ram when a committee of citi
zens appeared at the j.tii door and made a
proposition to the crowd to have a com
mittee appointed to go through the jail
and ascertain if the men wanted were in
side. This suited the crowd, and when
the committee reported that five of the
men had been released and the other two
had been taken out of town for safe keep
ing the mob dispersed.
WASN'T READY FOR THE LYNCHERS.
The Sheriff Had Heard the Wild Talk,
but Didn't Relieve It.
The city and county officials seem to be
utterly paralyzed over the results of Fri
day night's work and the developments
Saturday night. Sheriff Boyd is very
downcast, ard in speaking of the begin
ning of the trouble said that he bad heard
wild rumors that a mob intended to raid
the jail, but regarded them as canards.
Tie hnd taken precautions and had or
dered the man placed in the strongest
cell. Had he expected an attack he would
have sworn in fifty deputies and bad
them on duty. When the mob made its
appearance he audres-ed them from the
ail window and requested them to quiet
y disperse, but the crowd only booted.
Just Walked Away with Him.
lie then left the window and started for
the front door of the jail, with the inten
tion of rallying his deputies and guards
to repel the mob. Just as soon as he
opened the door be was seized by the arms
and leg, overpowered, and bustled to the
high school grounds, where he was kept
until the man had been hanged. His
capture and detention were complete, as.
after reaching the quiet or the high school
grounds, the men placed him upon his
back and sat upon his arms and legs.
The sheriff pleaded for his liberty, but
wa told to keep quiet at the peril of his
Trampled and Dragged to Death.
Jailer Horrigan. in speaking of the case.
said that Coe (the name nf the man
lynched, instead of Smith, as erroneouslv
stated in these dispatches) was alive when
pulled through the window and into the
open air, but before he was ten feet from
t be jail he was dead. Every spark of I i fe had
left bis carcass, as be was trampled upon
by hundreds of men, while others at the
end ot the rope pulied the body almost
limb from limb. ben asked whv he did
not telephone for assistance Ilorrigau re
plied that be had no intimation of the
coming of the mob until the court yard
was filled with people. He then turned in
a police alarm and a'so attempted to call
up the police station by telephone, but all
the wires bad been cat.
All Except Two on Ball.
LATER. It bas been discovered that all
the prisoners have been released on bail
xcept two Xeushoeffer and Fitzgerald
who, being strangers, could not find
bondsmen. The people who bad taken
part in the first lynching set out imme
diately to release these two, but a visit to
the j-m was fruitless, the men not being
there! They had been removed from the
jail and the majority of the mob dispersed
tat is tied, but a few anxious spiritsset out
to locate the men. It was at first believed
tbey were in the South Omaha jail, but a
courier who visited that quarter returned
aud reported this erroueous.
Parle ram's Men Were Ready.
Then the information was given that
tbey were ia the guard bouse at Fort
Ooiata, four miles out of town. Tba
fragments of the mob gathered and
marched out there, but the soldiery was
too much for it and no attack was made.
l!i. A-tf 4 sun Li Hut fci.b tfivp
up ana yratcraay morning ine sneriis
took the men out of the fort guard house
ana returned with them to the county
jail. For some reason the county attor
ney seems determined to exert every influ
ence to convict one or more of the men
now arrested, and intense feeling is the
rruuib. j uiess i'sewsuoeuer ana c uzger
ald are released trouble Is likely to en
HE KILLED "THE PREACHER."
An Aged Minister Mnrdered by His
Raleigh, Oct. 12 News has reached
here of a terrible crime in Wilkes county.
Shsrman Greer and bis two crippled
brothers lived with the Rev. William
Greer, their father, an aged preacher.
Sherman and a friend went home drunk
and began shooting. His father ordered
him to .leave the house. He swore he
would not leave, and as his father ap
proached shot him, the bullet passing
near the heart. Sherman's friend, a young
rough named Frauds Watson, caught the
old man and Sherman again fired, the
bullet this time ranging through his
stomach and lodging against the spine,
tlattle with a Pursuing Force.
Sherman and Watson left, the former
saying to bis crippled brothers that he
was going after cartridges, and as soon as
he procured them be would return and
kill them. He also told them he had
killed "the preacher," as he termed his
father. The crippled lads gave the alarm
and a pursuit was made. The despera
does took the horse of a man named
Church and defied the posse. Many shots
were fired and Fayette Walsh, one of the
posse, was dangerously wounded in the
Lively Chase and Final Captured.
Sherman and Watson escaped. Church
organized a posse and pursued them
through Wntaugua county iuto Tennessee.
At one point there was a battle, during
which forty shots were exchanged. The
Tennessee authorities pu.ued the fugi
tives, aud they returned to Wataugua,
their intention being to escape into Ten
nessee, but within two miles of the line a
posse captured them. They are in jail at
Wilkesbury. The feeling against them is
THE SUPREME COURT OPENED. -
Important Cases Postponed Owing to
the Lack of a Full Itench.
Washington, Oct. li The supreme
court of the United States began its Octo
ber term at noon to-day. Chief Justice
Fuller is at the bedside of bis daughter in
Chicago, and Justice Gray is recovering
from an attack of typhoid fever; so a full
bench was not present. The absence of a
full bench will probably cause the post
ponement until late in November of sev
eral cases of importance before the court,
among them the Sayward case, the lottery
cases, aud the several suits brought by
importers to test the validity of the Mc
Kinley tariff act.
A Heavy Docket to Tackle.
The Sayward case was brought by the
British government to. test the furUdic
tion of the United States over the seal
fisheries of Behring sea. The lottery
cases involve the constitutionality of the
anti-lottery law passed by the last con
gress. The opening of the court was
merely formal, motions to admit attor
neys being the only business transacted.
After that the court adjourned and then
called in a body on the president, a ceremo
ny never omitted on opening days. Tomor
row the court will begin the regular call
of cases on the docket. These cases num
ber 1,393, a greater number than was ever
on the docket at the beginning of a term.
KILLEN WINS A SLUGGING MATCH.
He Bests "Bob" Ferguson la a Six
Chicago, Oct. 12. The long talked of
fight between Pat Killen and "Bob" Ferg
nson for the heavy weight championship
of the Northwest and a stake of (2,000 whs
contested at an early hour yesterday
morning at Richardson, Ills., and resulted
in a victory for Killen in the sixth round.
The men weighed 2M pounds each and
looked fat and sort. In the first rouud
Killen smashed Ferguson twice in the
jaw and once on the ribs, and Ferguson
retaliated with one on the nose that would
have won the fight if followed an. In the
second Ferguson got in again on the nose,
drawing first blood. The round closed
with a regular hammer-and-tongs rallv.
ending about even.
Waited To Be Connted Out.
Both men were angry in the third and
both received heavy punishment, but
Killen sent bis man to grass once. The
fourth was a repetition without the
knockdown. Ferguson sent Killen to bis
knees in the fifth. In the sixth Ferguson
was knocked down twice successively, and
the last knockdown satisfied him. for he
remained resting on his elbow until the
timekeeper counted bim out. Although
the fizht was a gory oneneithermm was
much hurt, and both walked to the train
Clone Call for an Oil Town.
PlTTSBllKi, Oct. 12 At the town of
McDonald iu the oil regious, eighteen
miles from this city, a miniature lake of
pure coal oil has b.vu accumulated, being
a collection of floating oil. Saturday the
floating oil on Robb's run, a short dis
tance above the oil lake, took fire. If the
fire bad reached the lake it would have
destroyed M Donald entirely. The oniy
way to prevent tne disaster was to build
a dam across the run below the fire. This
was accomplished by the work of thou
sands of men, who worked with almost
the strength and endurance of despair, in
about an hour, aua tne town was saved.
Killed Some Alliance Legislation.
Atlanta, Oct. 12 The state senate of
Georgia bas laid upon the table the
Beruer bill, which means that the anti-
railroad legislation begun by the Farm
ers' Alliance has been effectually killed.
The bill made it the dnty of the state
railway commission to proceed against
all railway companies which combined
with others, and was especially aimed at
the Richmond Terminal, which has
leased all the Georgia raiiw .vs. The bill
passed the housj by a good majority, but
the senate tabled it 20 to 15.
The Animal Bureau All Wrong.
Likcolx, Neb., Oct 12. Dr. Frank &
Billings, late of Chicago, investigator of
lufccUasii auluial disease for the state o
Nebraska, Das completely aemonstratea
that the work of the bureau of animal in
dustry is erroneous and that a germ does
cause Texas fever, contrary to the asser
tions of the bureau, as demonstrated bf
Dr. Billings some time since. He bas iso-
lated this germ from the blood of Texas
ticks and cultivated them pure and killed
cattle by inoculation with pure cultures
direct from ticks.
English Horses at Chicago llaees.
Losdon. Oct. 12. Col. North has noti
fied Col. Tom Ochiltree that he will send
his facers, . (loyal Harry, Antipyrioe,
Donna Juniata, and others to compete in
aces at the Chicago air. Col Ochiltree
also expects to obtain entries of BlundeU
Maple's horses, including the Darby win
ner Common. -
Foreign Appeals of No Avail.
Losdon, Oct. 12. A Sfc. Petersburg dis
patch says that several Jewish artisans
who were found to have returned to Mos
cow after having been transported "from -that
city to the pale of Jewish settlement,
were arrested and flogged w ith great se
verity and sent to Siberia to work on the
railroad now being coastructed. There is
no relaxation anywhere, and especially la
Moscow, in the treatment of the Jewish
population, and to foreign appeals in
their behalf not the slightest attention ia
given by the authorities.
Will Sleep His Life Away.
Columbus, O., Oct. 12. The peniten
tiary physicians are studying tha case of
John Davis, a convict from Cuyahrga
county. He sleeps constantly and can !
aroused to take food only by the liberal
applications of water and a strong paddle
well used. The first symptoms of Davis'
disorder were noticed about two months
a -ro. The doctors say he will sleep his life
away aud can not bs helped.
Fatal Fight at a Tennessee Fair.
MlDDLEBotto, Ky., Oct. 12 A skir
mish took place Saturday evening at the
fair groundsat Arthur, Tenn., between a
score of stockmen and the special police.
In the fight four men received wounds
that will probably prove fatal. Ten of
tsie stockmen were placed under arrest.
Specie exports at New York last week
were iS, 217; imports, (3 751.494.
The average yield per acre of wheat for
this country this year was 15 bushels.
The players in the Boston League base
ball team have all tinned for next year.
Poet Scout bej.t, Strathmeath in a
mile rnceStturday, the time being 2:36-
J. S. Mitchell the 16 pound hammer
thrower, beat his own and the word's rec
ord five inches by throwing the hammer
141 feet 3' iuches.
The crop of sugar in Louisiana will not
reach more than 310,000,000 pounds, instead
of 550,000 000, reducing the bounty expect
ed from $11,000,000 to JC, 800,000.
Indian enlistment in the United States
army is a success. Tkere are now eevca
troops composed entirely of Indians, and
two more are in process of formation.
They make good soldiers. .
One of the results of the reciprocity
tteaty with Brazil bas been the sale of 148 ,'
locomotives in that country by the Bald
win Locomotive works of Philadelphia.
England previously sold Brazil locomo
tives. Alexander Dutton was last seen in June -'
In the southwestern part of Morgan ooun- -ty,
Ala., in company with a man - named '":
Castleberry. Button's body was fouud
Friday with a bullet hole in his head.
Castleberry has disappeared.. -
The United States steamship Dispatch, 1
which bas for many years been retrarded -
as the oilicial yacht of the president and
secretary of the navy, is a total wreck on
the Assateague shoals fortT miles north.
of cape Ciiaries. Ran aground in fog.
At Cleveland Saturday night Congress
man Mills, ex Governor Foraker. and
Jerry Simpson addressed their respective
alherents at the same time on tbe polit
ical issues. Simpson had about 300 hear
Fire destroyed the clothing house of D.
Weil & Co . Nashville. Loss, $100,000;
covered by insurance. . jli:
"D.-acon" Richard Smith, of the Cincin
nati Commercial Gazette, says he does not
beiicve McLean, of The Enquirer, owns a
dollar of Commercial Gazette stock.
O'.iio this year has a crop of 43,063,480
bushels of wheat, loO.OOU.lWC of corn, and
avftv.aos of oats.
Fire at Dwight, Ills., destroyed Perry's
and StrtiftVs hotels, Kepplinger's Opera
house, The Srar and Herald office' and
seven other buildius. Loss, fcJJ.Otf); in
There is still great demand in North
Dakota for threshiug outfits. Over 100
are needed, and five of each crew of twelve
or fifteen men are offered free transporta
tion to tbe wheat fields.
Judge Guerry, of Blakely, G., left b i
bench and knocked a lawyer down who v '
bad said he was no gentleman, and then
resuming the bench put the culprit nn-
buudi for contempt of court.
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