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VOL XL. NO. 85.
KOCK ISLAND, TUESDAY, FEB It U Alt Y 2, 1892.
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A FAIR CUTTHROAT.
The Memphis Murderess Ar
raigned in Court.
"PRESENT INSANITY" HER DEFENSE.
Mad .Just Long Kiiough. to Commit th
Atrocious iced Her Hearing Itefore
the Judge anil Her Relations with lief
Victim Diabolical Attempt to Abducl
Child to "Oct Even" with Its Father
The Law and Order Idea at Savan
Mem this, Feb. 2. Miss Mitchell and
Miss Johnson were arraigned in the crinv
innl court yesterday for the murder ot
Miss Freda Ward. MissJohnsoirs attor
ney entered a plea of not guilty. MisS
Mitt-hells alfoney entered a plea of "pres
ent insanity" for his client. When tint
clerk read the words "did cut, stab, wound
and murder Freda Ward," Miss Johnson
bean to sway to and fro and would have
fallen but for her father's support.
The Murderess Kot Affected.
Miss Mitt-hell .slowly raised her veil, cast
a glance at her companion, and then looked
listlessly around the room as if she were
only a spectator. When the clerk had con
cluded the reading of the indictment Mis
Johnson exclaimed: "I am not guilty."
Miss Mitt-hell also said "Not guilty," but
Colonel Gantt, her attorney, quickly rose
to his feet and said that for his client he
desired "to enter a plea of present insan
ity." Relations Between the Girls.
The relations of the murderess with her
victim began about two years ago, when
they were both pupils at the Higbee
School for Young Indies, the most exclu
sive seminary in Memphis a school
patronized by the most prominent citizens
and always regarded as one of the best in
stitutions of its character in the south.
The two young ladies manifested a strik
ing preference for each other's society from
the first and were seldom apart. They
studied their lessons and enjoyed their
leisure together, and appeared to be of
One Plump the Other Slender.
Miss Mitchell was of a robust physique,
plump and a little below the medium
height. Miss Ward was tall and slender.
with a pretty face and vivacious expres
sion and manner. Their attachment to
ward each ot her was remarked as rather
more than that which usually exists be
tween school companions.but none dreamed
of the tragic consequences that have re
cently resulted from the intimacy. Mis
Mitchell's father is a retired manufact
urer, and the family has stood among the
highest in social circles in the city, while
the Wards on account of their high cul
ture more than from pecuniary conditions,
have enjoyed a high standing.
A Caoso Celebre Promised.
Te trial promises to bebife'of Yhe most
sensational in the annals of crime, for it
will bring to light physiological and men
tal phenomena that have heretofore found
place only in the imaginings of Adolphe
Belot, who, in "Mile. Ma Femme." por
trayed a character analagous to that of
Alice Mitchell and surrounded his crea
tion with circumstances that have been re
produced almost literally in this city.
NOTHING STARTLING ABOUT THIS.
Just a Little Kvcry lay Occurrence, ni
it 'Were, Out 'West.
Ekwkr, Colo., Feb. 2L A startlingtrag
edTOcrnrrM at Lainntft, Colo., Sunday,
in which lw Winters was shot and in
stantly killed by A. C. Hickman. The
tragedy grew out of a raid on a gambling
den last Thursday night, which subse
quent events have proven was being run
by Kd and Lew Winters. When the place
was raided by the policn, under the leader
ship of City Marshal Lewis, the two Win
ters lioys were placed under arrest and
finally, heavily lined, released from cus
tody. They imputed their arrest to Hick
man and swore an information against
Hickman and two others for participating
in the gambling.
Vent Gunning for Kadi Other.
This mads: matters worse and it is said
thnt the -A inter boys sent Hickman word
t hid they would shoot him on sight, and
the parties shortly met and exchanged
shots that did not. wound anybody. The
men were arrested and the common farce
of placing them under Itonds duly per
formed. Sunday morning Hickman took
his trusty Winchester and went to get
shaved. As he entered the barber shop
Lew Winters started to leave by the hath
room, pulling his "gun" as he went. Hick
man immediately raised his Winchester
and fired and Winters fell, the ball hav
ing passed through his heart. Hickman,
LATEST LAW AND ORDER IDEA.
Going Rnnnd with a Chip on Its Shoul
der Looking; for a .fob of Mob Law.
Sayaknwh, Feb. 2. There is consider
able excitement here over two murders
which have occurred within a week. One
week ago August Meyer was shot and
killed by burglars. Five men have been
arrested for this murder and three women
are held as witnesses. At a mass meeting
held after the murder a committee was ap
pointed to wait npon Judge Tollicant to
notify him of the discontent of citizens
with the slowness of t he court. The j udge
assnred the committee that prompt meas
ures would le taken to bring the culprits
"Eureka" Says Law and Order.
Just after midnight Sunday Watchman
Love, of the Commercial Guano works,
was shot and killed, also by burglars. This
last crime is looked upon by the citizens as
a "challenge from the criminal element,"
and a law and order league is to be formed
to meet it.
TRIED TO ABDUCT A CHILD.
Attempt of a Villain to Get Even with an
Jacksonville, Ills., Feb. 2, An attempt
was made in this city Sunday to abduct
Annie, the 10-year-old child of W. H. Hin
dichsen, formerly editor of the Quincy Her
aid, and now a member of the state Dem
ocratic central committee. The little one
had started for Sunday school and was fol
lowed by a strange man. Suddenly he
truck her across the face with a cloth or
handkerchief, and she remembers nothinz
more until she found lierself on a railroad
tract; near Kock Urnige, e.i-i i this city.
The Abductor Goe to Sleep.
In reply to her entreaties to let her go
he told her that he had a spite against her
father and that he wiw going to get even
with mm by taking u:r to Chicago. Fi
nally they stftpped to rest and the man
went to steep. The girl made her escape
ami at jasi managed to reaca Home late at
mgnt. i.very enort is being made to can
tore the abdnettfr and if caught it will gc
nam wjtn mm
A Mother's Inhumanity.
Emmf.ttsburo, la., Feb. 2. A strange
case of inhumanity transpired yesterday
Mrs. Minnie Dean, a domestic in the em
ploy of C. A. Barringer, a farmer who livel
near Huthven, had a child 10 months old
which she had treated cruelly for some
time. She left the child in the kitcheu
during the coldest weather in a crib. Sh
would then go to her comfortable roonl
and not look after the child until 9 o'clock
the next day. Sunday morning it was
Found Mother Iead and Father Dying.
Ottawa, Ont., Feb. 2. Victor Bela'nger,
a young axeman of Gatinean Point, came
down from the woods yesterday to see his
aged father and mother. He found the
home locked up, and after waiting some
time concluded to force an entrance. Hfl
found his mother dead in bed and hi.--father
lying unconscious on the sofa. Tht!
old folks had been seized with la grippe,
and, unable to get assistance, the mother
died suddenly and the old man lived but a
few hours after telling the story.
Cut His Throat In the Bathtub.
Moxtkeal, Feb. 2. Thomas Bell, living
at 204 Versailles street, Sunday evening
left the supper table while the balance of
the family was still eating. He went to
the bathroom in an upper' story and
locked himself in. He then lay down in
the bathtub and cut his throat from earto
ear. Some time after his 10-year-old
daughter discovered Bell and fainted at
the sight. The noise of her fall brought
the remainder of the family to the scene.
o reason can be given for the act.
Lynchers V'nder Arrest.
HolsTov, Tex, Feb. 2. Three of the
four men who lynched John Shields neat
Timpson, are under arrest here and have
been fully identified by an aunt of Shields
who witnessed the affair unknown to the
lynchers. The fourth man will nroliAldtr
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lie arrested soon. Shields was heir to
some property and it is believed that he
vkj nuiwi on mat account.
FATAL PANIC AT A FIRE.
The Tenants Jump From the lioof With
New York, Feb. 2. A fire occurred last
night in a rear four-story tenement house
at Xo. SI Hester street, which was occu
pied by eight families of Kussian Hebrews,
numbering in all forty persons. The es
cape of the inmates by the stairway was
cut oil. and panic stricken tiiey fled to
the roof and to the fire escapes. Kight of
them were so badly frightened that they
leaped to the court yard below. All sus
tained serious injuries and three of the in
jured will die.
Victims and Their Injuries.
Their names and injuries are: Fannie
Ix-vi, three ribs broken and cue leg injur
ed; Louis Kaufmann. skull fractured, sev
eral ribs and both legs broken, will die;
Solomon Zalinski, leg broken: F.manuel
Oil!, leg broken; Samuel Grill, leg broken;
Anna Goldstein, contusions of head and
IkkIv; Frieda Goldstein, compound factum
of the skull, will die: Rebecca Pomerants,
severely injured, will die. The other ten
ants remained on the roof and ou the fire
escapes.from which places they were safely
rescued by the firemen when they arrived
on the scene.
Found a Corpse at F.nch Visit.
XonwALK, Conn., Feb. 2. On Thursday
hist neighbors entered the hut occupied as
a home by Russell lloscoe, aged 80, and
his sister, known as "Aunt Maria," about
the same age, with food for the old couple.
When they had entered the loom the vis
itors found the old man sitting bolt up
right in a chair dead. He had frozen to
death. The sister was moving about the
little room in a bewildered way, as help
less as a child. She was put to lied and a
lire built. The old man's body was pre
pared for burial and 1 he visitors left. On
Saturday neighbors again paid a visit to
the hut and "Aunt Maria" was found fro
zen to death lying in her bed.
A Liner in Peril.
ioxnox. Feb. 2. The steamship Kider,
of the North German Lloyd line, during a
fog Sunday night, ran into the rocks off
Atherfielil, Isle of Wight, and wedged
there. She had over yoo persons on board,
passengers and crew, and there was quite
a panic until the captain convinced the
people that there was no danger. A heavy
sea was running and a gale blowing, but
but before morning the wind abated and
the lifeboats began taking the pttssengerS
off. They were all landed safely and taken
care of by the agents of the line. The con
dition of the ship is unknown.
Will Give a High-Toned Circus.
Boston-, Feb. 2. Boston's social leader?
are about to follow the leaders in OrangG
in introducing amateur circus perform
ances, Boston possesses many daring
riders, male and female. They belong to
the Boston Athletic association, to the
Country club, to the Boston Hiding club,
to the Myopea Hunt club, and to the New
Riding club. There is othertalent in plenty
Sunday Law at Fall River, Mass.
FALL Rivek, Feb. 2. The strenuous
measures resorted to lias made the Suntlaj
closing laws more effective than hereto
fore, XewspajK-rs or food could not b
purchased alter 10 a, m., and drinks, ex
cept in such saloons as gave them with
purchase of a plate of soup, could not be
obtained. Many raids were made by the
police, three of tin m proving successful.
The Liberal Portugese King.
Lisbon, Feb. 2. King Charles has mag
nanimously offered to contribute by per
sonal economy to the good of his country.
A letter from hint is published -in which
he says that to show an example of the
sacrifice nacessary to be made in order to
retrieve the national financial situation he
himself will forego receiving one-lifth ol
his civil list.
Silver About 91 Cents per Ounce.
Washington, Feb. 2. -The treasury de
partment yesterday , purchased 400,0(U
ovnees of silver at from SOJOOO to$0.90H8
audcUOlii per ounce. '
Uiamond Match Stock Is Good.
Chicago, Jan., 2. The Diamond Match
company will follow the fashion set by
pretty nearly all the other local companies
mid increase its capital stock. -Today at
the annual meeting the stock will be in
creased from s),iKX!,(M0to $7,000,000, and
the stockholders will be given the right to
suliscrilw for the certificates at par. As
the stock yesterday sold at 140 the right
to subscrilie for any part of the stock at
par is of course an exceedingly valuable
Will Make W hisky Cheaper.
Chicago, Feb. 2. Directors of the
Whisky trust will meet in special session
here to-lay. Those on the inside say there
will be a further reduction made in the
price of whisky. This action, members of
the trust say, is necessary in order to suc
cessfully compete with the opposition,
which is grow ing each day. There Is ahjo
much dissatisfaction among stockholders
and there will be a bitter fight before the
meeting is brought to a close.
Two Children Su (located.
Piiilapt iphia. Fob. 2. Kllen Fitzpat
rick, aged 7 j ears, anil her little brother,
David, aged 4 years, were found dead in
bed Monday morning at their home, 1601
Xorth Second street, suffocated by illu
Chicago, Feb. L
Following were the quotations on the board
of trade today: Wheat February, opened
K.-4-. close 1 Si:'4i March, opened
closed K"-!H-; May. opened !0j, closed tO&c.
Corn February, opened 3He, closed E9tc;
March, opined 4IV-. closed tiije: May, open
ed 41HS4C. closed 41c. tlats February, opened
, cloei : Mil i h, nnenei . closed ;
May. opened ;jf-e. closed 94c. Fork
February, oj eaed and closed & 11.01; May,
opened ami closed $11. ft). Lard -February,
oi!ied fii.W close! $(L4;,U.
Live Stock: 1 riei-s at the Union stock yards
tixlay ranged as follows: Hogs Market active
on laekinu au! M.ijii in;- account and prioes
1'Jc lower: sales ru 10! at S3.7031.3J pigs,
St.li4..V) light, ft.liifT. 4.25 rough nackiiut
4.1n-.4.4j mixed, and Jt.aut.oi heavy packing
and sti.piiii-.r lets.
Cattle Market fairly active on local and
shipping account, and reeling easy at 5 Wo
decline; quotations range! at Sl.7ia5.!VI
choice to extra sliinpin j steers, f 4.1 Vg.4.70 good
to ecoice 110, t i.i(ir.( 4 21 lair to good, tl0;t3.55
common to in?ilium do, $3.i(.i3.t10 butchers'
steers. 52.:!0,S3.01 sicker, ?-'.3tift3.5.j Texas
steers, .HV.i :.Ti feeders, Sl.'JOSWOJ cows.
51. JVjS.T.j buds and &Ui3Ji.iiU veal calve.
Sheep Market fairly active and prices un
changed: quotations ranged at $4.2VJto.3a west
erns, $a.7.V&.V.j) natives, and Sl50a.4il lambs.
roducc: Mutter Fancy separator. Site;
dairies, fancy, fresh, Siiiiic; packing stock,
fresh, 15gle. Kpgs Fresh candled, loss off,
?.,JtSc rer'"Hoz: ice-house stock, I&17c '
Dressed poultry Spring chickens, fair to (food.
M?: per lb: roosters, oc; darks, lOhSc;
geeso, BfiJOc; turkeys, choice, llllc; fair ta
good, litfi lotto; poor, 8ft9c. 1'otatoeg He
brons. 7&ie per bu; Burbanks. 3t)33cj Rose,
:ic for seed: l'earless. ii:t2c for seed; com
mon to poor mixed kits, ai&-25c; sweet pota
toes. Illinois. $1.501 2.25 per brl. Apptas
Common. $l.i5?i l.,V per brl; good, 81.75; fancy,
52. Cranberries Ca;ie Cod. jo.5D Ji7.OJ par brl;
Si..'! 1.75 per box; Jerseys, S-V5O(&6.00 per
brl; jl.Vi ir box.
New York. Fah. 1.
Wheat No. 2 rel winter cash, J1.02H
P1.U3; February, $1.01; March, $1.02; May,
fun?. Corn-No. 2 mixed cash, 504c;
Fehruary, 4S'6c: March, 4P4c; April. 4SJ43
May. 4Mc. Oats Dull but steady; No.
mixed cash, ii'iic; February, 34o; May,
s. liye-Diill and weak; whole ranifo,
9l;-;i4c. Karley-steady; No. 2 Milwaukee,
ti!ifi7ic. Pork Steady; mess. $X755j 10.74.
Lard J;iiet; February, 8.72; March. MSO:
May. Sti.Pii. .
Live .-'toek- Cattle-Marke slow but steady
fornl. grades: imorest to best native steers,
$!.-. t per lu,i lbs: bulls and dry cows.
fheep ; and U:iit She-p.
fct.'ady; Iambs firm at advance of W)
I-r Ii'.: she.-p, $4.ii,.i4i per
I ti His; l.imlis. $fi.-537.2-.. Ho.'s-NomlnaXy
mc:iUj ; live hot,-s, i4.1l4.7j j.-er 101 lbs.
The Local !ti rket.
Oflice Rock Island Daily akdWbikit Arocs, I
Kock Island, 111., Feb. 2, 18US f
shipstnff $1.00 ner cwt.
Unv T'motbv, $ll(i$12; rrairie, IS311 ; clover
SS; baled. $11 50.
Butter Fir to choice, lc: creamerv,2S29c.
Knes Frcsh.atc; packed 9lc.
Poultry Chickens. lOdibi'j; turkevs, 15c;
docks, 12".4c: geese, 10c.
FKV1T AND VKOITAm.ES.
Apples ti &V; 75 per bbl.
Onions 80fi 85;
Turnips 15a o)c.
Catt'e Batchers pay lor corn fed sfcrs,
SHfft4i4c; cows and Heifers, Slc; celvee,
is ON TOP
Costs less than Hslf
and pleases much better
thsn the over-priced and
Judge for yourself.
In Cans. At your Grocer's
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