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TUB AKGUS, MONDAT, FEliKUAK 22, 1892.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report
But Not the Justice of a Civil
A SPECIMEN OP TEXAN EARBABISM.
Negro KavUlier llurned at the Stake, the
Match Helii); Applied by His Fair Vic
tim The Wreteh's Clothes Saturated
with Ctuil Oil, and lie Sliders for Twen
ty Minutes He Meets Death ltravely,
ami Wants the T.lies to Have a Fair
View of the Kiitertaiimieiit.
, Tkxahakana, Ark.
Feb. 22. Five
thousand people stood near this place
Saturday afternoon, and with sullen faces,
unmoved by anythini; savoring of pity,
watched while Kd Cov. a necro, was
burned to death for criminally assaulting
Mrs. Henry Jewell Feb. 13 last. Mrs. I
Jewell is the youm; wife of n respectable
farmer living two miles south of town, and
since his crime Coy succeeded including
the otlirers until !s:itiirilnv when h i
was discovered at the home of Ed Gaines, '
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colored, four miles north of here. He had
a mistress at the home of Gaines, and it
was sue wno uisc.osed his hiding place.fenr j
lor me satety ot herself and family acting !
as the incentive. The posses in search of
Coy suspected that he was being harbored
by Gaines, and two or three times last
week a rope was put around the latter's
neck to make him give information.
ltetrajreil by His Mistress.
Saturduy morning the mistress of Coy
went to the house of A. B. Scott, a white
neighbor living near by, and told him that
Coy was at the house of Gaines. Scott at
once seut a massage with the news post
haste to town, and a posse immediately
went out to arrest the negro. Meantime,
however. Coy had left G. lines' house, but
was apprehended and taken iu charge by
Mi. Scott and two sons, who held him
until the arrival of the men from town.
The Latter immediately brought their
prisoner In and, placing him in a carriage,
conveyed him to the Jewell farm, where
Mrs. Jewell, without hesitation, identitied
him beyond all doubt as the man who as
sanlted her. The trembling wretch wa
then returned to town and placed in a
room with a number of guards.
Making Progress in Mob Itttrbarity.
All the josses were in by 2 o'clock, and
the leaders, after a consultation, decided
to hang the negro to a telegraph polo on
Broad street, at the state line, the mo-t
public place iu the city. Cox was accord
ingly marched to that point with a view to
carry out this programme, but when the
orawd saw the rope anil divined that bit tid
ing h:id been decided upon there were
thunders of protects.
"Away with- the rope! Hanging is too
pood for him: iJuru him, burn him:'' was
the shout that went up from S.Utiu throats.
The leaders soon saw the futility of op
posing the wishes of the mob, but ln-gu-d
that the deed should take place out of
town, and to this the crowd agreed. Half
trotting and half running the crowd
rushed the doomed wretch across the Iron
Itefused to U Holil.eil or Their t un.
Here there if a beautiful grass plot of
three or four acres void of timber or shrub
bery, save one tree, eighteen inehen in di
ameter and broken off at the top. To
this plot Coy was hurried, and one man
who still favored hanging began climbing
the tree. In a flash a score of Winchesters
were leveled at him and he was innde to
descend. The announcement was then
made that the next man who should at
tempt to climb the tree would be hanged
upon it that the negro was going to be
burned and that was all there was to it.
Coy was strapped to the body of the tree
with iron fastenings and coal oil was
poured oer his entire person in liberal
THE CLIMAX OF SAVAGERY.
When Woman Will Do Thus Why Uotfaer
with Civilization at All?
There was a moment of silence and then
another nbtfut went up:
"Let Mrs. Jewell apply the mutual Let
Mrs. Jewell set him off!"
Walking slowly, very pale but collected,
the woman emerged from the crowd. Her
appearance before them set the crowd wild
and a mighty cheer went up that almost
shook the ground on which they were
standing. The crowd fell back at her ap
proach, making a pathway for the brutal
negro's victim, who, leaning on the arm
of a male relative on either side, walked
unhesitatingly forward to where the negro
stood pinioned, struck a parlor match and
with the utmost deliberation fired the
negro's clothes in two places.
lty Ail Means. Let tli Ladles See.
Id a second the poor wretch was ne
t.ku. of k hot L .1 i.;. :
- -- - s vsav.u mil VT UUUCI r 1
ful nerve, exhibited ever since his arrest, Murphy, ot the state teUuiuttee Balling
never forsook him, and while suffesinf 10 "lur- Hill had S74 delegates
the tortures of lire he actually called to and Clevela id 10. ha programme is
the Ken of the assembly and in a clear : outlined at t his writing W elsel delegates
voice requested of them; "Move back so ' at-large to tie nationafconveiition ae soon
that the ladies can see.'' The Humes shot ' as organisak on is aflected. Kesolutious
high above his head, curling in waves 1 endorsing Hill are to be adopted, and
about his body and limbs. Coy set ; the senator ci. lied on for a speech which he
Ida teeth, and throughout the hideous or- 1 will make. The delegates will be iu-
,f,,-l ......I., i;T.. : I . . . . . i r it:, i rm . ,
uuuuiaucuuiouuw;, only uttering a lew
groans. He died in about twenty minutes
alter Airs. Jewell set him on fire.
If Innocent, What Matter?
A few minutes before he was taken out
to meet his awful fate he was seen by a re
porter, lie qiu not seem at all nervous,
and protested his innocence, saying at the
same time that he felt sure he was about
-riaw waa.w - - -' J V fB aUUUU I
to be put to death. He reiterated his de-
nial of guilt while the mob was struggling ,
with him on the streets and died with the
lie on his lips,as there is not the shadow of
doubt as to his guilt.
The Hob Should be Amused.
Quite a number of persons favored hang
ing, but these were in a hopeless minority
and were easily overridden. But the ex
citement over the horrible affair having
largely subsided, the people are coming I
. To toeir roiier senses ami general regrei, is
expresser. 1'tiat I'oy should have been
i handed t sliot is itenernlly admitted by
I everyliod ., but burning tlie juior wretch at
the stake was a shock to t-fviliation. The
j mob wa mostly cojnposed of youug
railroad men who lost their reason in
their thirst for revenue. The authorities
were powerless to prevent the mob from
carrying n its plans.
i A 1'urce To lie Knaeted
It is probable that the governor will be
akel to offer a reward for the conviction
of the leaders of the mob, but a conviction
would nut lie secured unless a change of
venue c mid be obtained to 1'ul.iski
county. There is strong talk among
influential citizens of calling a umss-nuvt-iii
to denounce the burning of Coy as
barbarous The citizens feel that uiil.us
i sor.i-such step is taken t :e iiffair will re
sult in th j permanent injury of the town.
Mr. Jewell Mure Than Willing.
Tkxai:KANA, Ark., Feb. ?2. The crime,
the long pursuit, final capture and awful
death of Ld Coy, the negro who met his
end at th stake'at the hands of the out
raged and infuriated populace Saturday,
Continues the all-absorbing topic on the
street. It is now known that Mrs. Jewell
"V"," U' ni""L',th ,Ui,"1"t'r of ,ieath-
that of burning, and that she came into
towu wiu the Urai ri,s()lve of ,lti th(J
wretch's f uneral pyre with her own han.K.
and as thr world already knows, she was
accorded that privilege.
WILL NOMINATE A TICKET.
The People's Farty Sure To Me In the
ST. Loris, Feb. 22. There will be a Peo
ple's, or a third party, or an industrial
presidential ticket in the Held in the com
ing campaign. This much may be set
down as a fact. The nominating conven
tion will be held prior to the lirst week in
June, when the representatives of the Re
publican tarty will ussemble in national
conveutioi. at Miueuupolis. The location
of the gathering will be either this city or
Birmiuglu.m, Ala., or Atlanta, Ga. The
presidential timber will bo souflued to L.
L. Polk, of North Carolina; Congressman
Tom Watson, of Georgia: ex-Congressman
FeatUerston, of Arkaueas; Colouel
It. M. Hut iphreys, of Texas, and H. K.
Taubeneck, of Illinois.
Three to Choose Vice From.
The choice for vice president will rest be
tween Geirg F. W ashburue, of Slassa
chusuets; Congressman John Davis, of
Kansas, at d Marion Canuon, of Califor
nia. Present indications favor the some
what eup louius ticket of "Tommy and
George." Politics are mighty "onsartin,''
but this is the barometer of the delegates
to the "Confederated Industrial confer
ence. " which assembled in format session
in the expi sitiou building this mnruiug.
General Master Workman Powderly and
Secretary Hayes of the Kuighu of Labor
came in late last night. Suuutor Peffur
and "Sockljss" Simpson arriued this morn
ing. The managers expect over o.Ooil dele
gates. THEY BOTH CUMBER THE EARTH.
A ewarl. Touch and Ills Iog Who
Never Would be MUsutl.
Nkwauk, N J., Feb. 22. Mrs. Annie S.
Keut, whose busbaud, Kobert Keut, keep
a saloon at No. 557 South Tenth street,
had a frightful experience with a viuious
bull dog on Thursday night while attempt
ing U dufei d herself from Frauk Habig,
the owner tf the dog. She was horribly
torn and Liangled by the savage bruiu.
Habig rem tined in the saloon, Mr. Keut
hauiugretiied, and lutein the evening tried
to kiss Mrs. Kent.
The llrute Helps the Iiretn.
She repulsed him and he grabbed her
about the waist. As he did ko the dug
sprang at h.:r and bit her again and again,
tearing the flesh from her arms ami
shoulder. The disturbance aroused Mr
Kent, and when he arrived on the scene
the euragud dog jumped at hiin. Ho threw
a pillow at it, however, and he and his
wife escaped. Habig has been arrested
and held iu 1,(M bill. Mrs. Kent is very
Mrs. Hifcius, ,lr., .et Har Khorai.
HKADWooe, S. V., Feb. 22. Judge
Thomas, who was not expected to hand
down his ileeisiou in the Blaine di vorce
as for several days, made his award
Saturday. He guru Mrs. Blaine absolute
divorue, the eustody of bur child, Sl.UUU for
expenses ami S1UU per mouth alimony. Iu
making his decision he was very severe
on young li-alnu, and said he was not of
the stuff to have beenexpeeted eansideriug
hie iiaue; 1 is conduct was difficult tu
characterize severely enough. Il was aot
reprehensible for Mr. and Mrs. Blaine, Sr.,
tu object to the marriage under the cir
cumstances, but a man should stand by
his wife to the end.
New York IJouioaruttu Convention.
A LB 15 T, i. Y., Feb. 2a. The Denio-
eratlo state eouveutiou met here teday,
ewruteu lorjuu. auere are several OI
the "kicking' New Yorkers here
Lyman J. Gage at Home.
Chicago, Feb. 22. After an absence of
two months on account of sickness Lymau
J. Gage arrived in the city from "Wash
ington yester lay morning. lie went di-
t feiiiii -! : t. . .. : 1 -
-WV . Will KMC StaitUU IU II IB JTCaltlC LI CC, tlVJ
North Stat street, where he passed the
day quietly receiving friends who had
heard of his arrival, and who had called
to congratulate him on his recovery. He
was recently operated upon in New York
for appendicii is.
The preparations for Russia's participa
tion in the World's fair at Chicago are
going on rapi lly with every prospect of
Story to FAake Jesse James
Glad He's Dead.
HIS RECORD IS SIMPLY NOWESE.
Boldest and Most Sensational Train Rob
bery Ever Recounted The Kolb r
Wounds the Kxprria Messenger, Ilelles
Capture, One Against a Srore, Kane tt
on un Engine, and Ileing Pursued At
tacks His Pursuers A Wild Race n
the Rui' Caught iu a Swamp.
K x-hkstfu, X. Y.f Feb. 22. Daniel T
Mclnerny, a messenger in the employ of
the American Express company, lies at his
home on Waverly place in this city with
three bulle- wounds on his person, the re
sult of an encounter with a most desperate
train lobler. The conductor made a
statement of the Hffair, which stamps it
one of the most remarkable on record and
gives the roblier credit for being possessed
of "nerve" enough for a regiment of his
kind. The train was the New York Cen
tral which left Syracuse yesterday morn
ing at 5 o'clock, very nearly on time, in
charge of Conductor Emil Euass ami En
gineer Caleb Cherry.
Brave Fight of the Messenger.
About half an hour after the train left
Syracuse Messenger Mclnerny was st.irtled
by the sound of breaking glass. B -fore he
could discover its cause a masked man
sprang through the broken window and
confronted him wit ha revolver. Mclnerny
drew his weapon and both men fired at the
same time. Mclnerny missed his mark,
but the robber did not. His bullet pene
trated Mcluerny's left hand and it was fol
lowed by two others, one of which entered
his leg, and the other grazed his forehead.
The roblier knocked him senseless with the
butt of his revolver and went at the pack
ages in the cars.
The conductor's statement is as follows:
Between Weedsport and Jordan Conductor
E. Lnass thought he heard the air signal
sound, but as no one else had heard it he
paid no attention to it. In a few minutes
it sounded again, this time unmistakably,
and accompanied by Brakemau Culver he
went to the express car. Looking through
the bell rope hole he saw a strange man
wearing a red hood that covered his face.
He signaled for the train to stop when the
robber looked through the car door and
ordering the conductor with au oath, to go
ahead fired at him. Both men sp.ang for
cover, and a moment later the train
stopped at Port Byron.
The Robber Disappears.
When the train stopped the conductor
jumped off and called the telegraph oper
rator. While they were talking Mclnerny
appeared in the door of Ida car and called
for help, saying that he was wounded and
was all alone in the car. On hearing this
the conduotor supposed that the robber
had become frightened and left the train
while it had been running slowly. An
other messenger was put iu the car to care
for the wounded man till thoy should
reach Lyous. The conductor and his crew
returned to the rear coach and the train
proceeded on its way to Lyons. The train
pulled into the depot at -thu last named
station. Mclnerny was taken oil and
cared for and then the train backed up to
Reappearance of the Robber.
The conductor remained ou the depot
platform talking of the occurrence to the
station agent and to some dozen or fifteen
other who happened to bo at the station
stating that he thought the robber bad
left thu train before reaching Port Byrou,
when the agent interrupted with the re
mark that he hud seen a man jump off his
train while it was standing at the station.
As the agent made this remark ho turned
around aud found himself face to face
with that same individual. The man had
evideutly gotten oil" the further side of the
train while it stood at the station, had
walked around both train and station,
c ime dowu the street as if from the town,
and was now leauitig coolly and carelcssly
agaiust thu building.
WILD CHASE ON THE RAIL.lEa
The Robber Stands 'tiu 4)0 and Runs
Away with an Kngiiie.
It didn't take a minute for the conduc
tor aud brukeniau to recognize the fellow
aud all made a rush for him, but they had
reckoned without their host, for the
stranger pointing a brace of revolvers at
the crowd, said: "Oh, no boys: keep eay
aud don't be in a hurry." He then backed
tip a little ways, keeping the crowd ut bay
with his threatening pistols, then t unit d
and r:ui across the tracks to where a coal
train drawn by one of the heavy ' Hog"
engines, No. 511, was standing. Leaping
on the front car he uncoupled the engine
from the train, climbed over the water
tank aud thrusting his revolvers into the
faces of the startled engineer aud fireman
he hissed: "You G d i u sou of a b h,
if you prefer vour lws to this engine,
hide, damn you, hide," aud they hid.
Desperation of the Uijihwaymau.
Then he pulled the throttle wide open
and sailed away, whistling as he came 'to
the crossings with ull the accuracy of au
experienced engineer. As soon as the con
ductor had recovered from his surprise he
uncoupled thu engine from his train, aud
taking with him a switchman who had in
the meantime procured a loaded
double-barrelled shotgun, lie start
ed iu pursuit. Near the canal
bridge between Newark aud Lyons
the fugitive saw that the light engine
pursuing him would soon overtake his
heavier one, so he stopped his engine, re
Versed it and flew dowu the track to meet
his pursuers. They saw him coming and
got down in the bottom of the cab. It was
well they did so for as he flew past he let
go two shots through the window of the
cab, w bile the switchman discharged one
of the barrels of his gun at the swiftly
passing engine uf the robber.
The Manoeuvre Mejieuted.
The f hots of neither pursuers nor pur
sued, however, took effect and the con
ductor reversed his engine and backed
after the fleeing fugitive. Again the
desperado reversed his engine and came
toward those who were so hotly pursuing
him. Again thosein pursuit crouched in
the bottom of the cab. Again the shots
of the desperate mau rang out and
as before the halls passed through the win
dow of the cub uud whistled harmlessly
over the heads of those crouching at the
bottom of it. The switchman tired his
fast remaining charge, but missed again.
On up the road went theengiue.bearing the
daring desperado, carrying him' each
moment farther away from his pursuers.
.Gave I p the Chase.
The men on the pursuing engine held a
council of war aud concluded that, un
aided as they were, any further attempt
at pursuit and capture of the robber would
be worse than madness. lor he was well
armed, and past experience had taught
them that he . carried his weapons for
use, and would use them if the emergency
required, so they backed their engine back
to Lyons. The fugitive kept on, but soon
found that his steam was giving out and
at Blue Cut, about two and a half miles
east of Newark, he deserted the engine
and ordered the switchman, stationed at
the cut, at the point of his revolver, to
take the engine back to Lyons and the
command was quickly obeyed.
The Desperado Run Down.
When word reached this city of the rob
bery officers were sent in pursuit. It was
very difticult to obtain conveyances to pur
sue the fellow, but be was located and
chased into a swamp. During the pursuit
the robber obtained horses easier than the
officials, for when any one refused he drew a
"gun"' and enforced his demand wouldn't
take no for an answer. When he was finally
corraled the officers expected to have a
dangerous job, but he surrendered without
trouble. He hud three revolvers and KO
cartridges ou his person and has bteu
identitied as Perry, who robbed the express
last September at Utica, and for win m
there is a reward of S1.0U0.
Hon. JiihnO. W onley Open II In Ad
d rent, ex loan Owi Honing .lleetinic
at the t'enirul l"r nhytei ian Chnrrh
taN! F.venli k.
Tbe Central rresbyuri in church was
crowded to its utmost capacity last night
to hear the opeDiDg addrrss of Hon.
John G. Wooley, of Minneppilis, the re
nowned temperance orator atd philan
thropist. It was through the Women's
Christian Tempersrce union and the
Ministerial association that Mr. Wonky
bad been engaged to conduct a series of
six temperance meetings during the com
ing week, and as nearly all the churches
bad suspended services last evening on
that account tbe mult was that many
were disappointed at not being able to
even obtain standing locm in the church.
The meeting was opentd with prayer
by Rtv. Dr. Taylor after which Mr.
Wooley was introduced by Rev. J. H.
Kerr, the pastorjof the cbi-rch. The
speaker began by saying tbat his remarks
would be a little different frcm those of
bis average address from tbe fact that an
unusually.) large number of young men
were (.present and on this account he
would more particularly address himself
to them. ( He had chosen as bis text the
words from Psalm 9:9.
"Where !Withall Sha 1 a Young llan Clesree
"It was a question," he said, "the
acswerto which mat y were seeking tos
niht atd it wbs natural for tbem to do
' It is essy foraycurg pertonto change'
said the speaker, ''but it is altogether
different with an old one." Mr. Wooley
contended that if a person would be
successful to any degree in a reformatory
metisure of this bind he must be pos
sessed of the gospel of Chist and for this
reason he preached gospel temperance
to young men. He then went on to ex
plain tbe meaning of tbe gospel in bis
text and gave abundant food for sober
reflection for young men, snd in the
couisc of his remarks on tbe subject
spoke of tbe mained men who lay
awake nights for fear that they will talk
in their site p. The speaker then called
his h arers' attention to the liquor Irtlfis
as it exists in the country today, and tbe
necessity of its prevention, and closing
gave his own experience as a victim of
tbe liquor habit and attributed bis being
sived from a drunkard's grave to his hav
ing received tbe grtce of Ood. He is an
unusually interesting sp aktr and had tbe
closest attention from the large audience
Tbe series of meetings extend every
eight this week aud include a meeting at
the First M. E. church on Wednesday
afternoon at 3 o'clock when Mr. Wooley
will speak more pariicularly to the
Women's Christion Ttmperance L'nion.
There seems to be little going on
in musical circles of late, but there
is much talk, among musical people,
of the marvelous cure of Miss IJ ,
the high contralto singer, who has
long Buffered from a severe throat
or bronchial affection, superinduced
by Catarrh in the Head, and who
has been perfectlr cured by the
use of Dr. Sage's Catarrh Remedy,
coupled with the use of Dr. Pierce's
Golden Medical Discovery. For
all bronchial, throat and lung affec
tions, and lingering coughs, the " Dis
covery" is an uncqualed remedy.
When complicated with Chronic
Nasal Catarrh, its use 6hould be
coupled with the use ef Dr. Sage's
Catarrh Remedy. Of all druggists.
It-. i a-sr-"-
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