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Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
Tuesday. Jclt 19. 1893.
Strange Case of Alice Mitchell
and Freda Ward.
A BEAUTIFUL GIRL IN THE DOCK.
On Trial for Mnnlrr, the Seqnel to
Moat Unnatural Paiwlon Storjr of the
Oirlhoori of the Fair Prisoner and Her
Lot for ler Victim, ns Told by Her
CoomvI In a Hypothetical Case Sub
mitted to K xpert Alienists la Alice
aiEErnis, July 19. As the fncts in the
celebrated Alice Mitchell-Freda Ward case
were UDfolded yesterday in the criminal
court a story was told that not even Zola,
In his wildest realistic flights into the sen
sational, land into those things of the earth
earthy, has ever conceived in his mind.
One would think from the history of this
cae that new passions hare been devel
oped in the human organism, and that in
their force they draw humanity into the
commission of acts which are so unreal as
to appear supernatural but for certain
revolting circumstances attending them.
Her Old Father a Witness.
Alice Mitchell is i9 years old, fair of face
and figure, fresh looking and self-possessed.
Yesterday morning her aged
father, Robert Mitchell, tottered to the
witness stand and told the story of her,
his and his wife's life, omitting no details,
and drawing from the family closet all the
skeletons and exhibiting them before the
gaze of a curious and motley crowd. The
deepest family secrets were revealed. The
memory of some brought tears to the old
man's eyes; he was convulsed with emo
tion, lint this daughter of his looked
coldly at him and was as unconcerned as
if she were an idle spectator, and not one
for whom a desperate battle was being
fought to save her neck from A halter.
Submitted a Hypothetical Cae.
The father's story is similar to the
hypothetical story of the life of Alice, in
which her infatuation for Freda Ward
and the killing is told. This case was
submitted to some of the most eminent
physicians in the country, and they were
asked their opinion as to the subject's
aanity. Alice Mitchell, is t he subject.
The case was submitted to Dr. Helot, of
Paris; Dr. Hammond, Washington, and
Dr. Calendar, superintendent of the in
sane asylum of this state.
Her Mother Mentally Vnbalanred.
The following is a synopsis: Her father,
Robert Mitchell, married K!len tcott, of
Pennsylvania, in 1850. During her first
pregnancy she was the subject of mental
alienation, both before and after the birth
of her child. After its birth she was taken
to the insane asylum at Fulton, Mo.,
where she remained two months and re
covered. The day she returned home i
message was received informing her that
her baby had died an hour before her ar
rival. Her condition then became almost
as bad as it was before her incarceration.
She conceived an idea that her step
daughter would try to kill her child, the
second born, and it was necessary to send
this girl away. Alice is her eighth child.
Before the birth she exhibited some signs
of mental aberration.
ltoyii.li Ikatimes of Alico.
One of Miss Mitchell's brothers was in
sane, as was ulso one of her uncles and
several of her cousins. Alice from a child
took no delight in the pastimes of girls.
At four years of age, she spent much time
in a swing performing such feats as
"skinning the cat," climbing trees and
hanging by the arm and leg. She de
lighted in marbles, tops and base ball, be
ing a member of a children' hall ball club.
Later on she practiced target shooting.
She was fond of horses and took great de
light in feeding them and riding bare
bnck, boy fashion. She would not learn.to
sew or wash. She was unmusical and
was unequal in the manifestation of affec
tion. She had no intimate acquaintances
or child sweethearts.
HER AFFECTION FOR FREDA WARD.
The Two Girl Meet and Art Like Lover
After she was grown she had no beaux
and took no pleasure in the society of men.
At the change from girlhood to woman's
estate she met Freda Ward and loved her
from the first time she saw her. The at
tachment was mutual, but was far
stronger in Alice than in Freda. Freda
took no pleasure in boyish sports that
Alice delighted in, her instincts and
amusements being feminine. Time nitde
their love deeper in the sense of that rela
tion between the sexes. Freda went to
Gold Dust to live over two years ago and
then Alice visited her. They were together
continually and were often seen iu each
She Tries to Commit Suicide.
In Decemler, 1890, Freda visited Alice
and then the latter conceived the idea of
taking her own life and that of Freda.
She bought laudanum and one night
Freda opened her eyes and beheld her girl
lover standing over her with the bottle in
Iter hand, preparing to give her its con
tents. The next day she accompauied
Freda to the boat, and going into a state
room Alice swallowed the contents of the
bottle. She finally recovered ami assigned
as a cause for this act that she saw Freda
with Harry Beige and Ashley Koseke. and
she meant to end her existence and
troubles, and leave Freda free to become
the wife of her choice of the two young
The Two Girls Engaged to Marry.
Soon after she entered the lists against
the two young men and became a suitor of
Freda's hand. Iu 18b 1 she proposed mar
riage. She repeated the offer three times
and to each k Freda replied agreeing to
marry ner. men Alice tureatenea to 1111
her if she broke her word. Shortly after
June, 1S91, she visited Freda and pre
sented her with an engagement ring. Then
there was the love of man and woman in
all its passionate intensity. Freda's sister
remarked that they were disgusting in
their demonstrations of affection. Alice
was ashamed to play the lover in public,
but Freda chided her for not bestowing
kisses on any and all occasions.
They Flan an Klopement.
It was agreed that Alice would assume
the name of Alvin J. Ward, and the plan
of elopement and marriage was arranged.
Alice was to dress as a man, have her hair
trimmed, get a license am? have the cere-
( mony performed by Dr. Patterson, rector
( of Grace Episcopal church. After the
ceremony they intended to go to St. Louis,
J where Alice, as a man, would seek work
' and support Freda.
The End in Itloody Tragedy.
In November Freda visited Memphis
and Alice stole her father's razor and pre-
( pared to kill her lover, rather than have
her leave her. Then she began to manoe
vre, like a diplomat. Ihe wrote to Ashley
Roseke protesting great devotion and at
tempted to ascertain if he really loved her
sweetheart. She got her friend Lillie
Johnson to write him, but she soon after
took the correspondence into her own
hands. Jan. 25 Alice cut Freda's throat
as detailed in these dispatches.
MOST COMPLAISANT MOB.
Listens to the Fleas of a Few Gentlemen
and Foregoes Its Fun.
Columbia, S. C, July 19. Sparland
burg was thrown into a wild state of ex
citement Sunday. All day parties of mill
operatives had been searching for Andy
Jefferds, a negro who killed one Atkins, a
white operative, early in the morning. In
the afternoon at 4 o'clock it was ascer
tained that Jefferds had been located in a
swamp. In a few minutes the place was
surrounded by a crowd of infuriated men,
and atter a few moments' search the negro
was found and captured.
Fut a Chain Around His Neck.
He was brought out to the street and
surrounded by a mob of 2U or 3' K. They
were armed with shotguns, pistols, knives,
and razors, anil were clamorous in their
cries to lynch him. The negro was led to
a tree, a chain was placed around his neck,
and a man went up the tree to make it
fast. In the meanwhile the enraged fac
tory people beat the negro with stones and
cut him on the neck with knives.
Delivered to the Sheriff.
They were just about to hang him up
when several gentlemen rushed up and
begged the mob to spare him. After much
difficulty the leaders of the mob were pre
vailed upon to let the law take its course.
The rope was removed from the negro's
neck and, surrounded by tbe mob, he was
taken to the jail and delivered to the
BOYS AND GIRLS AT THE FAIR.
Flan for a longrru of the Yonth of the
CHIC AGO, July '.. To bring to Chicago
in one great convention the brightest and
most promising youth of America and the
world is trfe object of the world's congress
of representative youth just launched by
C. C. Bonney, president of the world's
congress auxiliary of the Columbian ex
position. He has arranged for congresses
of all professions, religious and commer
cial organizations and kindred associa
tions, many of which will send thousand-,
of delegates, but the youth's congress bids
fair to be the greatest of all.
Tim Flan of Kepretientntion.
The delegates are to be selected without
regard to sex frt.m the actual students in
the schools and will include none under 13
nor more than i!) year old. Kvcry county
will be entitled to one delegate with one
additional delegate for each ,iKi inhabi
tants. The members of the congress will
be drawn from the following groups:
1 Pupils in the last two years of the high
school course; " Pupils iu the two lower
years of the high school course; 3 Pupils
in the two higher years of the grammar
school grades. It is expected that many
nations will be represented. All ministers
of education and American consuls have
been asked to co-operate with the congress
Doings in Senate and Honse.
Washington', July 19. The senate hav
ing completed the deficiency bill the last
of the appropriations and having sent it
over to the bos.se for a conference, took up
the anti-options; that is, it resolved to do
so, but did not do it, for after two hours
spent in wrangling and filibustering, it
adjourned without even permitting the
bill to be read. That measure, however,
will come up again as unfinished business
The house was in good humor all day
and considering the number of roll calls
which consumed much time.au unusually
large number of measures were disposed
of. Among them were: To affix the seal
of the United States government to a
document entitled, "The United States
government at the beginning of the 400th
anniversary of America; to refer to the
court of private land claims, the well
known case of William McUarrahan, in
volving the titled to the Ran'cho Pauoche
Grande tract of land in California; to pro
vide for an investigation of the slums of
cities by the commissioner of labor. An
evening session was held for three hours
during which the World's fair appropria
tion was debated.
A Poisoner's Career in Illinois.
Loshon", July 19. One Keill, alias
Cream, is ou trial here for a series of
poisonings of young women, seemingly
from wanton desire to kill, there being no
apparent object. John Burns, the labor
leader.says that Keill.in 1881, pretended to
be a labor leader at Chicago. There Neitl
met Stott, of Belvidere, Ills., who was con
cerned in the strikes of 1880, and who, it is
alleged afterwards was poisoned by Xeill,
so worked up popular indignation against
the railway company which had dis
charged Stott from its service that the
company was compelled to reinstate Stott.
During this whole time Xeill was carry
ing on an intrigue with Mrs. Stott. -
VISITED JIIS CHIEF.
Adlai E. Stevenson Calls on
THE TWO LEADERS TALK POLITICS.
But What Was Said Is Not Recorded
A Trip on the Hay Part of the Pro
gramme En Route to New York to
Receive the Notification Elkins "Will
In' " to Ran for Governor of West Vir
ginia National Republican Committee
BUZZAKDS' BAT, Mass., July 19. Hon.
Adlai K. Stevenson arrived at Buzzard's
Bay at 10:40 a. m. yesterday. With Steven
son was W. G. Ewing, of Chicago, the ex
United States district attorney, and a
New York newspaper representative,
Cleveland drove over from Gray Gables
villa to meet them. The ex-president
recognized his running mate and stepped
forward with the greeting," "How are you
general f Stevenson grasped his baud
with the words, "I am glad to see you."
.Sailed and Talked Politics.
Ewing was quietly introduced, and the
party stood several moments waiting for
the train to pull out. Then they took the
carriage and drove to Gray Gables. The
afternoon was spent in giving a sail up
and down the bay in the steam yacht
Oneida. The evening was largely spent
upon the veranda at Gray Gables in dis
cussing the political situation, but what
was said except a comparison of notes as
to their responses to the notification com
mittees is not known.
Go to New York Together.
The two candidates will leave Gray Ga
bles together this evening for New York.
Stevenson's visit seems to have been mostly
to arrange for the notification meeting,
but also to enjoy the hospitality of Cleve
land, which the latter has been constantly
pressing upon him ever since the national
convention. They enjoyed a quiet talk
together, and got better acquainted rap
idly. Cleveland to a Single Taxer.
Chicago, July 19. Ralph E. Hoyt, or
this city, a member of the Single Tax club,
desiring to know whether or not Cleveland
would be bound to the policy outlined by
the platform adopted at Chicago, addressed
a letter to the presidential candidate re
questing an unqualified answer to his
queries. In reply he has received the fol
lowing, Waring the ex-president's signa
ture: I think no sincere advocate of hon
est tariff reform can be dissatisfied with
the position the Democratic party has
assumed on that subject, and I am sure
none need fear that the contest will not be
made on the lines laid down."
Would Like To I5e tiovernor.
Kf.w Ydkk, July IU. A Parkersburg,
W. Va., special to The World says that
information has been received there to the
effect that Secretary of War Elkins is
desirous tbut the Republicans of West
Virginia tender him the nomination of
the party for governor this fall. The
dispatch further says that Internal Rev
enue Collector White savs that t he nomi
nation will go to Secretary Elkins with
National Republican Committee.
Keiv YORK. July 19. The national Re
publican committee met here yesterday
and decided that five shall be a quorum of
the executive committee. The discussion
was principally upon the subject of the
Republican clubs and their work. No
secretary has yet leen named.
MANDERSON ON THE FAIR.
Closed Gates on Sunday Means Work for
OMAHA, July 19. In a letter just re
ceived by Rev. John Williams, of this
city, from Senator Manderson on the sul
ject of Sunday closing, the senator s;,id:
"The opening of proper parts of the exposi
tion on Sunday would be doing God's ser
vice and the closing of the gates would be
helping the cause of the devil. Every
saloon In Chicago can lie entered ou Sun
day either at front or rear, and there is no
theatre that does not give its Sunday night
performances. I believe that Sunday clos
ing menus the encouragement of vice and
that it is not affordiug the virtuous a
fair chance for competition. The very
gude' are simply perpetua iug the blund
er that has done so much injury to the
cause of Christianity. Men can no more
be made religious by law iu this genera
tion than they were made Christians by
the sword iu those that are past."
Still on the Toboggan.
Chicago, July 19. Anson took his colt
to Philadelphia yesterday and got another
6hoot down the toboggan. League scores:
At Philadelphia Chicago 3, Philadelphia
13; at New York Cincinnati 5, New Yorjt
2; at Washington Louisville 7, Washing
ton 11; at Baltimore Cleveland 7, Balti
more 1; at Brooklyn St. Louis 4, Brooklyn
4 fourteen innings; at Pittsburg Boston
7, Pittsburg 9.
Indianapolis has dropped out of the
Another Insane Crank.
Ikoxtox, O., July 19. W. F.Strickland,
of Athlia, this county, has returned his
pension check to Waiburu & Cranshaw,
attorneys, this city, requesting them to
return the check to the government.
Strickland claims to have had a divine in
spiration from the Lord informing him
that the pension money was a curse, and
that iu future to reject it as blood money,
which he now does.
Meeting of the 'Cyclists.
Washington-, July 19. During the next
few days the eyes of the 'cycling world
will be centered upon this city, for during
that time will be held the thirteenth
annual reunion of the League of American
Wheelmen, and which, from all appear
ances, will be the most successful meet in
its history. There have arrived already
about 2,000 'cyclists, including the ladies,
of whom there are about 200.
The Cholera in Russia.
ST. Petersburg, July 19. The cholera
continues to rage in, .central Russia. Eigh
teen deaths occurred on the trip of a Volga
steamer between Astrickhan anu Kazan,
and seventeen persons have died of the
disease on the Trans-Caucasian railway
within three days. The military has been
ordered to ehoot any persons rioting
against sanitary precautions.
The New British Parliment.
Loxdox, July 19. It is stated officially
that the new parliament will assemble on
T.nnv Fairweather. widow of the million
aire leather merchant, Daniel B. Fair-
weather, is dead. Her husband gave all
his property except o00,000 to Yale, Har
vard, and other colleges ana 10 coanuDie
institutions. Now his widow is dead the
legatees get the balance foOO.OOO.
Chicaeo Darties have purchased a 700-
acre park and eight miles of electric rail
way at Sioux City, la. Tlie price paia was
Mrs. J. G. Blaine, Jr., has ' arrived from
Europe. She says she will not print those
letters from her late husband.
Hon. Adlai E. Stevenson has arrived at
Gray Gables to visit Cleveland at the lat
Captain Fank C. Calhoun, foreman of
an undertaker's establishment at Pitts
burg, was fatally stabbed by a drunken
militiaman named David Lester because
he would not permit Lester and a com
panion to enter the premises.
Albert Spradling, of Mulberry Grove,
near Vaudalia, 111., was fatally injured by
falling with a thrashing machine through
a bridge over Hurricane creek.
The twenty-sixth anniversary of the
battle of Sadowa wr- celebrated at
Quarantine against small-pox has been
established at all ports on Puget Sound.
A series of great fires is reported from,
the Philippine islands. At Marong June
8 200 buildings in the business section
were destroyed. At San Miguel de M ty
uno fire broke out in two districts of town,
causing great damage. At Balanga June
6 1,500 buildings were destroyed, leaving
9,000 persons homeless and destitute.
Other fires occurred at Juan Mandola and
Manban during the month
Mrs. L. H. Cheney, formerly of liloom
ington. 111., met an accidental death a few
days ago in the mountains near Monte
Vista, Col. In company with friends she
was camping iu the mountains, where a
small boy accidentally discharged a target
gun, killing her instantly.
Senator Baron de Courcelle, formerly
French ambassador at Berlin, has leen
appointed French arbitrator on the Behr
ring sea arbitration commission. The
arbitrators will meet at Paris next week.
The total number of deaths from injur
ies received in the Homestead riots is
eleven. The latest to die were George W.
Butter, a steel worker, and Edward Speer,
a Pinkertou man from Chicago.
The ways and means committee of the
house has adopted a resolution providing
for the final adjournment of congtess on
Inquisition methods have been charged
acaiust Judge Herez, of the state of
Z:cateca, Mexico, alleged to have burned
two victims at the stake.
Heath of R Terry Cooke.
Springfield, Mass., July l'j. Mrs. Rose
Terry Cooke, t he authoress, died at Pitts
field at 10 o'clock yesteiday morning.
Rose Terry Cooke was born in Connecti
cut, where she received a careful educa
tion. She bean writing magazine
sketches at an early age, being one of the
first and most valued of the contributors
to the Atlantic Mouthly. Among other
stories written by her were ''Sally Par
son's duty," 'Turkey Tracks, ""Eben Jack
son" "Mrs. Flint's Married Experience"
and "The Deacon's Week." Mot of them
portray New England life in a peculiarly
Iid a'ltig Year's Work.
Washington-, July 19. The year that
closed June SO last was the best, in respect
of the amount of work accomplished, in
the hist ory of the bureau of engraving and
printing. The total number of sheets
printed, some of them requiring three or
four impressions to complete, was nearly
53,000,000, about 5,l.i,lM) more than were
ever before delivered from the presses in
the same period, and 4,000,ooo in excess of
the estimate made at the beginning of the
Was Cosily to Kpincopalians.
Halifax, N. S., July 19. The bishop of
the Church of England in Newfoundland,
Right Rev. Dr. Jones, arrived here by
steamer from St. John's Sunday night.
The bishop will remain here several days
soliciting aid for his diocese. The Episco
palians were by far the heaviest losers by
the great fire, he says.
New National Iiank Authorized.
Washington, July 19. The First Na
tional bank of Montesari, Washington,
capital $.10,000, was yesterday authorized
to begin busiuess.
Coughing leads to consumption.
Kemp's Balsam will stop the cough at
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