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Highest of all ia Leavening Power.U. F. Cov't Report, Aug. 17, 1889.
DEATH rOTIIE HIGH
Startling Development of the
Attempt on Sage.
THE STOBY TOLD BY CAPT. HOME.
A Society Organlzptt to Convert lha
ltntthjr to iril!in or Kill Them
A Strong Organisation for the Goh1
of th Poor" Geoi'c Frnol Train
Talks Like lie Knows Something Only
Two Deaths by the Itomb Throw inff
A Suspect Ai res ed Another 'Crauk'
Xkw Yobs, Dec 7 The identity
of the man who threw ki bomb which !
wrought such havoc in Russell Sage's
office Friday is a still mystery. A dispatch ,
claims t hat hecaobenot Hiram D. Wilson,
llty, is ice man wno inrrv tne 00m o.
Men w 10 knew Wilson w hen he HtkI there
&y the published description of the would
' b. assassin is hU. For years Hutch D.
Wilson was a partner of Charles Brews
;terint ie re.t I estate business under the
firm oiue of lliewsler & Wilson. He
I was not. successful in business, and about
ajenrsfro came to this city, aud it is be
Sieved in K:nsas City that his troubles
'unsettled his mind,
I The ltuiUHng Not Much II art.
In spite ot' tb trem?ndous force of tha
explosion the Arc.ide building is not;
much it jured. A thorough exniuiuatiou
shows t lat the foundations are intact, and
that tht onlydamage was to (ilass, plasier,
and fur lituie, exoept, of course, that wio
; dow and door frames suffervd somewhat,
j WLelhe any securities were blown away
or carried of! by some of tl.e crowd which
I at tirst ;:tii.. u entrance to tl.e building Is
not known, b it those interested do not be
lieve any . lost.
as tu.it Individual is at present sate in n
lunatic asylum. The effect of the fiend's
work was not so serious as first, reported,
as the only oue killed except himself was
Mr. Norton. All the wounded are doing
well and Mr. Sse was so slightly hurt
that he can attend to business today,
Tnere are two persons who talk as if they
had an idea who the dynamitard was
Captain Henry Home, lecturer of Worth' ; ly his a m was
museum, and the erratic George Francis Knt.t min was
Train. Home actually identified the
ghastly head of the bomb thrower.
Had a Call from a Reformer.
Captain Home says the head is that of
AN EPIOiMIC CF CRANKS.
Wealthy to 11 rati Harris tiets
A epi emic of cranks, on murder bent,
reins to have struck this city. The first
of these made his appearance in the per
ron cf J 'im G.'orire K ith, who fired threa
Rhots at Uev. John Hall, D 11, the emi
nent iln itie, Sunday, Nov. i.".). Fortunate-
poor and the reverend
spared The would-ba
a-ii-.xiu uas since been committed to au
: Insane i.sylum. The second crank was
j Wilson, who on Friday startled the world
by his iilm.st sr.ccesful attempt to kill
Russell Satro. Hi. own terrililfl rlfnlh
man who had a conversation with him j an.l that of the clerk, Norton, have been
suout two weeks ago. I uis man, w bose vividly resented.
name he had forgotten, invited Home to N"W Comes Oscar Weyrauch.
go ont lecturing on monopolies and so- Yost cr lay another dangerous rrnnk
cialistic toph-s. Home says the man told cani t the scene. He is Oscar Wey-
him he was going to write to all the cpi- j r,n '- a bookbinder b. trade,
talists like Jay Gould and Russell Sage, ! In a thr. atenins letter seat by him to
and it they didn't come to hear Home
lecture he would write them again and if
they still ignored his request he would
blow them all up. Home coutinned: 'Ke
wanted everything placed under the
auspices of tkw general government. Pas
sengers, be said, should le carried as
Conrad Harris, a retired wine merchaut.
Saturday he demands f.VX) within two
days. In the event of its refusal, he gives
vent to t ie following: "If you don't take
'notice o this my req iet you twill be
i next to llusseil S ise nnd I will blow your
i brains ii the air without hurting auv-
, body elsj." Mr. Harris promptly turned
freight and by this method it would cost , the letter over to t he police and it resulted
bnt 00 rents for a passage from New York lu the niddman being captured in a board
to San Francisco. Ing house at an early hour yesterday. He
Belonged to an Organization. Submittel quietly to arrest but said it
"He said he was a member of a strong would gi hard with Harris if ever be
organization formed for the purpose of secured his release. Weyrauch was ar
advaacing these ideas. The body was a J raigned ia a police court.
religious one, and was Instituted for the 1 His ory of the fittest "Crank."
1 . i r. ii . i . . . ' . . .
I Harris appeared against, him, and said
good of the poor. It would elevate the
pauper. He showed me a blue ribbon.
which he said was an officer's badge and
that be was an officer. He told me that I
wouldn't be selected to do the bomb
throwing. When any monopolist refused
to accept the invitation to attend the
lectures, and his death was Toted by the
organization, lots would be drawn, and
the man drawing the lot would
be detailed to throw the bomb.
that he fi -st met Weyrauch fourteen years
ago in Ht sse, Germany, being introduced
to him ly the burgomaster. Weyrauch
was a wealthy bookbinder at that time
and a promiient citizen. He has since
squandered his fortune in wild dissipi
tion. and lately has depended upon bis
friends and acquaintances for support.
Harris said that ho had helped him at va
rious tim , but recently he had not al
He introduced nie to other men, who he ' lowed him to enter his house.
said were members of the society. One of
these men I remember well. He was a
mall sited man, wore a dark mustache,
and short, stubby beard."
One of the Men Immigrates.
Later, after Home had got tfred of
them, oce of the men the second ac
quaintance sent his card to Home at the
museum one day, asking an interview.
On the card was VV D South worth, San
Francisco, care Morris Hotel, No. 11 West
treet. New York." Inquiry was mad
for Sonthworth at the hotel, and an em
ploye stated that he left for South Amer
ica about a week ago. Inspector Byrnes
telegraphed to the chiet of police at San
rrancisco asking if
person arrested there within the past two
years for making incendiary speeches on
the subjects, of capitalism, anarchism,
government clontrol of railroads, etc., and
If so to wire him a description and partic
ulars. The inspector considers the story
'was conmitted to Uiflevue Insane pa
, vilion, wl ere he will be examined as to
his mental condition.
POINTERS FOR SAGE NEXT TIME.
Also for Any "Crank" Who Wants toTrt
I. the Dynamite Game.
New York, lice. 7. "If a man should
' come to n e." said Henry Clews, "and ask
, me for f 1,'JOO.OOO and threaten me with
t Violeuce ii I refused him, I should recog-
nize him its a madman. I should tell him
: I had not that amount in cash, but if h9
J w ould accept negotiable securities I would
there had been any ' let bim hsve what he wanted. I should
have to go to my safe Tor my securities,
and on thi way I would notify my clerks
that some hin was wrong. If he showed
me the infernal maihinel would try to
get him tc lay it down, and wonld draw
him away from the place where he had
TO SAVEH1S NECK.
Isaac B. Sawtelle at Last Tells
HARKED WITH THE BRAND OF CAIN,
He Prefers To Re Tried by Maine Law,
llecause There's No Hanging- In Tim I
State The Muiderer Draws a Map el
the Kpnt in Which He Sec re led Hit
Brothel's Head, and the Ghastly Tro
phy Tuts a New Face on Soma of the
Cheat Falls, N. II., Dec, 7. The head
of Hiram F. Sawtelle, the Boston fruit
dealer w ho was murdered by his brother,
Isaac H. Sawtelle, on Feb. 5, ISM), was
found Saturday buried under three feet of
earth iu the Lebanon woods in the town of
East Lebanon, Me., near the New Hamp
shire state line. Several times since the
arrest aud conviction of Isaac Sawtelle
there have come from him so-cil'eil con
fessions almost by the dozen, Lut these
werr so contradictory aud unreasonable
that none was believed. He insisted a
first that he did not commit the murder;
then he said an accomplice did the killiug
at bis instigation, aud later he told other
Tells the Truth to Nave His Neck.
Last Tuesday he sent for his lawyers
and told them that he desired to make a
confession. They were agreeable, aud in
his own hand he wrote a statement, and
in this said, among other thiug-: "l aloue
killed my b. other Hiram." lie further
said that he ccmuiittcd ihe crime iu the
state of Maine. Now theie is nonsuch
iIiii.k' as hanmiiLC iu Maiue, and the wo st
he could hope for was life iiuprisouuient,
Isaac Sawtelle is an arrant coward, and
fears to hang, and this confession iu his
own baud and in the form of au aiiidavit
was a palpable attempt to save his neck
and was so recognized.
His Lawyers Demand Trnof.
His lawyers had been looled that way
too often. So they demanded that he give
them some corroborative evidence. After
a moment's hesitation he then described
the place where, after the murder and
burial of the body, he secreted his brother's
head. He went over the details of tho
crime with the greatest care. It was it
complete confessiou. He kept back noth
ing. Further than this, after pen and
ink had been feuhed, he drew a plan of
the ground where the head was buried.
He traced the roads, marked on his map
the place where tiie crime was committed,
and traced his course from the time he
met his brother in Rochester until tho
fatal shots were fiiei and the two burials
had been completed.
Drew a Map of the Spot.
On a piece of paper he drew an accurate
map of the woods of Lebanon, Me. A
little square marks the but, located about
4'V feet from the spot where the body was
unearthed by Detectives Shields and
Witham and the New Hampshire author
ities. Isaac declared at bis trial that be
killed bis brother In this hut. The mur
derer then marked out on the map the
place where he buried the body, and also
wrote the names of the crossroads sur
rounding the woods. He made a circle
in the center and wrote "Head buried
THE SEARCH FOR THE HEAD. I '
told by Home as being very probable. He ! put it. I jrould then tell him that I could
ays that acquaintance No. 1 is undoubt
edly the man whose head is now in the
TRAIN SEEMS TO KNOW HIM.
' not give h m the money without a receipt
or a note, or something of that sort, and
then when he sat down I would disarm
"Cranl s" Will Demand Cash Now.
Presidert Cannon, of the Chase Na
tional bank, thinks that Mr. Sage should
have humored his visitor and give him a
check. Tl e check would have been use-
lie V.slts Ibe Morgne and Says He Means
George Francis Train, accompanied by
pair were taken to the ante-room of the "'
morgue and shown several fragments of ln, p Huntington believes that If
wearing apparel supposed to have be- Mr. Sage tad started out to thrash the in
longed to the man whose head lay in the (t ruder the man would have run away
morgue. Train picked up one of a pair of without doing any damage. "If a man
base which bad been worn by the bomb ' came to Tte." he said, "and asked for a
thrower, scanned the article carefully, million I vould explain to him that I did
and then declared that it was one of a i "u . ! J "'- " "
, , . . ... .lUHISbfUb A IU UlAiie IDT I Ureal I
irofhosehehadg.ventotheflendafewl,,,. uke bim bJhe ear a,
versa nguw ii)iu uuucTau, wuo sioou bim down atairs.
by smiled incredulously. Train glanced
up-quick!y and remarked: "There is no
mistake in this captain," and pulling off
one of his shoes, showed that the material
of the socks he wore was the same as that
of the single sock be held in his hand.
Promised To Be Seen Later.
"I mean business," continued Train,
"but I'm not at liberty to say all I know
just jet " Train's companion made no
attempt to help in the identification. Sub
sequently Train was allowed to look upon
the head of the bomb thrower. As be
withdrew from the morgue he said that
he aud his friend would be seen later.
Inspector Byrnes and several detectives
have been searching for every scrap of
the dead m in 's effects, with a hope that
from some of them a tangible clue might
lie obtained. A silk hat with a glazed
-sweat band under which were stamped
the letters "M. C." and the figures "07-58
U0." In the breast pocket of bis overcoat
was fouod a black seal pocketbook con
taining a $10 bill andtworacbel keys. In
the overcoat pocket were also two pairs of
-dog skin gloves. No. 1. One pair Was
quite new; the other was worn.
A Clew from Kansas City.
Another possible clew to the identity of
Va assassin somes from Kansas City. A
telegram says that there is reason to be
iieve that Hugh D. Wilson, late a member
f the firm of Brewster & Wilson in that
f oath worth Arrested.
New Yoi k, Dec 7. W. D. Southworth,
of Snn Fra icisco, who came to New York
a few days ago, aud who is said to know
something about the plot to assassinate
Russell Stge, was arrested yesterday
morning. He was takeu to police bead
quarters. He admitted his identity, but
(sid that be had never talked to Home
about killi lg people, socialism or any
thing of the kind. He was shown the
(bonib thrcwer'a head aud denied ever
having seen the man. Captain Home
! was called in and positively identified
Southworth as acquoiutauce No. 2.
Some thing No Tellow Knows.
New Yoi:k, Dec. 7. The Rev. Dr. Tal
niage tuado the attempt to assassinate
Rust-ell Safe the subject of hid Friday
night dlsct urse at the Brooklyn taber
nacle. He said: "Why any man, sane or
insane, sbtuld want to hurt our friend,
Russell Sage, ia to me a mystery. One of
the kindest and most gentle of all Ameri
cans, he it known to be the patron of
benevolent institutions without number.
Through b'S wife be was the almorer of
the poor and the unfortunate, and a big
ger hearted or warmer hearted man is not
to be foun- in the citv "
It Takes Two Hants to Find, Hut Is
Acting on the plan as submitted, Law
yers Kdgarly and Worcester, accompanied
by their assistants, started to locate the
spot where the head was buried. They
spent two days and found nothing. Then
they returned to Concord and obtained
from Sawtelle more accurate information.
They started forth again, and Saturday
found the head. It was wrapped in an
undershirt aud a linen shirt, but not a
trace of the features remained. Naught
but the o'tseous relic of a brutal murder
The Deadly Wound I orated.
Dr. Grant at ouce made an examinatirn
of the skull and discovered a hole bark of
the left ear, which had apparently been
made by a bullet. It was half an inch in
diameter and extended to the right side of
the cranium, where the bullet made its
exit, and made a hole one inch in length
and three quarters of an inch ia width.
The fuil purport of the find can b under
stood, as according to Lawyer Edgarly,
counsel for Sawtelle, it goes a long way
toward establishing the assertion of Isaac
that Hiram was killed in Maine,
Testimony 1'roved Iucorreet.
When the headless remains were resur
rected from the grave in t be woods of
Lebanon, Me., three bullets holes were
found in the trunk of the dead man. Wit
nesses at the trial testified to hearing
three shots fired. They are positive on
this point, but the finding of the head
shows clearly that another sliot was dis
charged. The head is now in the safe of
A Long Contest In PropecU
The sensational disclosures which will
accompany Ike latest development in the
great case will probably lead to a long
and bitter contest in tbe New Hampshire
courts. Tbe prediction that Sawtelle
would baug in spite of his confession was
made, but now there is somcdoubt that
the judges can withstaud the argument if
the defense can show that the murder was
committed in Maine.
The Tin Plate lodustry.
Washington, Dec. 7. Acting Secretary
Spaulding has designated Special Agent
Ayer to collect correct statistics of the
manufacture of tin plates and terue plates
and other products necessary in tbe tin
plate industry, Manufacturers are re
quested to submit a sworn statement of
productiou at the. end of each quarter.
Upon the figures obtained depet ds
whether the duly shall or shall no . re
main on that product after Juua 1, 18. it.
Brutally Whipped Hf I'upll.
Portland. Ind., Dec. 7. Charles Heie
ker.a Piketownshipschool teacher, was ar
rested Friday for brutally whipping
James Bailey, one of Lis pupils, because
be did not know his spelliug lesson. The
trial before Justice Evilsheer lasted all
day, and a large number of witnesses
were examined, resulting iu the convic
tion of tte prisoner, who was heavily
fined. " - " "
, , . Two Men Drowued.
Battlebot.0, Vt., Vsc 7. John Hill
and Lafayette Sprague, accompanied by
two children, went to Lily pond to fish.
Sprague broke through the ice, and Hill
In his endeavors to- rescue Sprague also
fell Into the water and both were
drowned. Tbe children brought tbe news
back to the village.
It was Ben Johnson, we be
lieve, who, when asked Mal
lock's question, " Is life worth
living ? " replied " That de
pends on the fiver." And Ben
Johnson doubtless saw the
double point to the pun.
The liver active quick .
life rosy, everything , bright,
mountains of trouble melt like
mountains of snow. .
, The liver sluggish life dull,
everything blue, molehills of
worry rise into mountains of
anxiety, and as a result sick
headache, dizziness, constipa
tion. Two ways are open. Cure
permanently, or relieve tem
porarily. Take a pill and suf
fer, or take a pill and get well.
Shock the system by an over
dose, or coax it by a mild,
Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets
are the mild means. They
work effectively, without pain,
and leave the system strong.
One, little, sugar-coated pel
let is enough, although a
whole vial costs but 25 cents.
Mild, gcr.tle, , soothing and
healing is Dr. Sage's Catarrh
Remedy. Oaly 50 cents.
Woodyatt's Music House-
No. 1804 Second Av
WOODYATT & WOODYATT.
This firm have the exclusive sale for tbia county of the
Fieirios eiicl Orirars,
WEBER, STUYVESANT, DECKER HROS., WHEEL-OCR
ESTKY, AND CAMP & CO.'d PLAXOS,
And the ESTEY, WESTERN COTTAGE amlFiR.
RAND & VOTEY ORGANS.
fWA (all line slco of email Musical
"W t W--w a ...
ine great uucago Dry uoods House, are closing out their immense stock ci
general merchandise at any sacrifice to close the business.
The following is an exact copy of a telegram received by McCABE BROS
on nionaay evening last:
Chicago, :27, Dec. 1, 1891. -To L. S. McCabe, Rock Island, 111.:
You will make money to come immediately for goods at our closing price?
Stock going very fast. H. B. Anning, for Storm & Hill.
Ar. McCabe took the 11:1) train the same evening and was in Chicago tte
nexi morning, i ne ionowing is dui a partial list or tne results oi nis trip:
100 lbs best quality knitting-cotton, all colors, at 2c a ball.
60 pieces of black and cream Hercules trimming braid, 1 l-2c avard.
300 gross agate buttons, 1 l-2c a gross.
75 gross white vegetable ivory buttons (for .underclothing) at lea dozen:
aozen uu vara spool cotton, c per spool (less man nan a cent per
28 pieces (840 yards) corset jeans or driliing, 4 Mc, usual price 10c.
0 dozen ladies' ribbed vests at 14c each.
dozen misses' grey ribbed vests, 12 l-2c each.
Aen's Japanese silk handkerchiefs, elegant initials, at 7c, worth 6Hc to
. Ladies' embroidered silk handkerchief 19c, 48c. 0c and 7c, worth up to I
90 pairs pure wool silver grev, blue grev, and delicate light grey bed blanket
an ul z,7 a yair, wurin t.u auu 3.uu, rememoer im
2 JO pieces pure silk, picot edge moire ribbons, all No 9, at 8 l-2c a yard, usiiaJ
Big jobs in hosiery, underwear, gloves, buntings,
bed blankets, bed comforts, farmers satin, and a
thousand items which we havent the time to describe
Many of our best drives are not yet marked and
in stock, but will be got in shape and ready for sale
as early on Monday morning as possible.
It will pay you to visit our store every day this
Ihe Biggest Bargains of the Year,
Best Usually Go First.
1712 to 1724