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M ON DAT, Augcst 8. 1892.
DESPERADO AT BAY
Sensational Death of a Key
stone State Murderer
A. FUGITIVE FOX ELEVEN WEEKS,!
GOMPERS AT HOMESTEAD.
lie Tit at Lust linn to Earth in an Ire
Ilonsn The First Officer to Koter
Shot- THrongl the Shoulder and the
Next Through the Heart Nitrogly
cerin e Kxploden W ithout K fleet ant the
fort Finally Fired Sniclde in the
Miilst of Flames.
Pittsbchg, Ang. 8. The capture of the
fugitive murderer Martin Reed, at Xobles
town Saturday evening.for sensationalism
rivals anything since J. Wilkes Booth
died in icnominy for the assassination of
President Lincoln. Twice a murderer.
Reed stayed in an ice house until it was
shattered with nitro glycerine and set on
fire.when he placed a pistol to his forehead
and took his own life, perishing miserably
in the ruins. He broke jail, was traced
for eleven weeks over three counties and
when brought to bny shot Constable Coyle,
of McDonald, through the heart and seri
ously wounded Deputy Sheriff Orr, of
Washington, in the shoulder with a Win
chester rifle; a desperate character is no
more ami the gallows is cheated of its
Just prey. ' .s
Pair hut Frail Woman the Cause.
A woman and illicit love for her was the
cause of it all. Reed had a speedy trial
for the poisoning of Alexander Chapel,
was convicte:! and finally sentenced on the
19th of May. 1S!, to be huug. That even
ing he broke jail and took to the country,
hotly pursued by Sheriff William Cherry
and his deputies. Chief of Police J. A.
Orr, of Washington, and Deputies W. B.
McBride and Samuel Williamson followed
him into Beaver county, afterward gettiug
track of th"ir man at Mechanicsburg,
Clinton, Covington and Xoblestown. Sat
urday afternoon the oflicers discovered
the murderer in an ice house at Xobles
tVs III Man, Sure Enough.
A crowd of perhaps 1,500 men, women,
and children had gathered on either hill,
waichiiig th- scene with iutense interest.
Twenty or thirty men and boys i rated
with t.hot guns and Springfield rifle came
also to help in the rapt ure. Shortly after
2 o'clock Chief of Police Orr approached
the door of tne ice house next to the road
and n small creek, and directly after opin
ing it saw his man half reclining in the
darkness on a small sc.tffold of boards th.it
constituted the second floor. He wished
to be sure that it was Reed, and just about
aa he recognized fcim Reed rose aDd fired
with a Winchester rifle, the bullet tak;.ig
effect in the upper part of Orr's left shoul
der and passing out the back of his neck.
Murder of Constable Coyle.
At 4 o'clock Constable Hugh Coyle, of
McDonald, at rived to assist in the capture.
He was warned not to enter the ice house,
but in a foolhardy way jumped out of his
liuggy and, Hi ined with a revolver, ran to
the door previously opened by Orr and
threw it buck on the hinges. He
scarcely done so when a shot rang ait
quickly followed by another. He stag
gered n few feet and fell prostrate, shot
through the heart. The first shot missed
bnt the second found its mark.
NITRO-GLYCERENE AND FIRE.
Am id the Roar of the IJIazc Two Muffled
' Shots are Heard.
It was then that Deputy Williamson
procured a torpedo containing about two
quart) of nitro-glycerine, lighted the fuse
, aad. placed it a corner of the shed farthest
from the door where Coyle was shot. It
exploded with a frightful noise, throwing
planks, sod and earth high into the air.
Jt merely lifted a corner of the house aud
was a failure. Another man brought a
can of oil, threw the contents on the walls
and touched it with a match. A flame
twenty feet high leaped up and the roof
and walls were afire in an instant.
Adds Sulclee to His Crime.
The fire rapidly gained headway, and
just about half the material was ablaze.
Two muffled shot were heard and all was
still save the crackling timbers. At last
the walls fell, and at 7:45 o'clock the body
of the unfortunate hunted murderer
could be seen lying on its back stretched
at full length. A round hole was seen
above the left eye and t he whole top of the
skull was blown off, exposing the brain.
- The bystanders saw the evidence and all
considered it sound circumstancial proof
that Reed had taken his own life rather
tbau be burned alive or hung.
Gave Chapel a Iose of Poison.
The story of his crime is not a long one,
and is devoid of any commiserating feat
tires. He became enamored of Mrs. Chapel,
wife of Alexander Chapel, a farmer living
then near Oakdale. 1 he husband objected
to this. Reed was then boarding with the
Chapels. Chapel aud Reed went to the
Burgettslown fair in October, 18U1, and
while there were in the company of two
men from Steuhenville, Liggett and Har
ris by name. Reed showed Chapel where
be could find some whisky, liquor that it
was afterward proved had been drugJ
with strychnine. Chapel died on the way
home.' The Steubenville men drank and
became deathly sick, but recovered.
Pretty Slick If Not Libeled.
West Superiok. Wis.. Aug. 8. War
ranto were issued by Justice Joseph
Ffiffth Saturday morning for the arre-l of
lUL'lUrina tnwn board of Superior on a
hnhuaire of'embezzlemrnt. The members of
' tbe board are John Walker, Martin Korn
Btadtiacd. Frank Desmond. Last year's tax
1... In t he town was 70.000. which was
eoUseted and none of it is now visible, and
tnere are. uo town improvement w uuw
where it has gone.
The Federation to Aid the Strikers
Notes of the Trouble.
Homkstf.ap, r.i., Aug. S. Samuel Gom
pers. president of tbe American Federation
of Labor, was ia Homestead Saturday, lie
was in conference with the leaders of the
Homestead strike for several hours, at the
conclusion of which he departed for Xew
York. He refused to talk for publication,
but it is understood that he assured tbe
oflicers of the local lodge of the Amalga
mated association that the Federation was
in line, and that the full power of the or
ganization will be brought to bear in be
half of the Homestead steel workers, both
a to financial aid and in a boycott of
Hearings In Court.
Ail but one of the eleven men charged
with riot at Duquesne were in court Satur
day aud gave bail in $2,000 for their ap
pearance. Edw trd Burke and Albert
Steiner, Homestead strikers, were before
Judge Ewing. Steiner was released on
bis own recognizance. Buske had to put
up $10,000 bail. In the case of Primer, a
Pinkerton guard who was on ,he barges,
the judge let him off on his own recogniz
ance. Doesn't Look Like Arbitration.
Three-fourths of the Amalgamated
lodges have votod on the proposition to
submit the matter to arbitration made by
the employers last week. It is reported
that the proposition for arbitration as
well as that to give full power to the scale
committee, so that the lodges cannot re
ject any agreement made, were rejected al
HOW IS THE NARRATOR?
Doesn't Look Like He Conld Possibly
Survive This Effort,
Rome, Aug. 8. A tragic tale comes from
the village of Mercagliano in north Italy.
Saccoue, a farmer's son, was enamored of
a pretty grape picker named Biouda. The
girl was already betrothed to one Costa
and rejected the advances of Sacconeo,
who thereupou forced a quarrel with
Costa, hoping to put him out of the way
and then win Siguora Bionda's hand. It
was agreed that the rivals should fight a
dnel with pistols. The girl, learning of
the rendezvous, planned to aid her lover,
and hiding behind him she fired at Saccoue
when the signal was given.
The Young Womau May Live.
Costa fired at the same instant. Sac
cone fell dead, pierced by Costa's bullet,
but Costa also fell, his sweetheart's aim
having been so unskillful that tbe bullet
from her revolver struck him in the back
of his head instead of reaching its in
tended victim. More remarkable still,
Saccone's bullet, missing Costa, buried
itself in the bosom of the devoted maiden
who had come to her lover's assistance.
The doctors pronou nee Costa's wound
mortal, but think that the young woman
The Chicago Inter Ocean suggests that
the 5,01.10,000 half dollar souvenir coins
that will make up tbe $-2,500, 000 appropri
ated by the Durborow bill to the fair, be
sold at cl apiece and thereby be made to
realize the needed $r.,0JO,0OJ.
An advance of 2 per cent, has been or
dered and put into effect by the North
western Sash, Door and Blind associa
tion. The president arrived at Loon lake with
out incident and found Airs. Harrison
Among the indictments found by the
United States grand jury at Dublin, Ga.,
five were against young women Misses
Mattie Hester, Eugenie Pope, Maud
Brown, Sallie Cobb, and Jennie Pope for
operating a "blind tiger.' Two of them
were convicted aud Cued (150 each, which
Two of the principal contractors for work
on the Hennepin canal will have to give
up their contracts or make new ones, be
cause the eight-hour law was not consid
ered in making them.
The yearly Blue Grass Palace exposition
at Creston, la., will take place Aug. 22 to
27 this year, and it is said will be a great
improvement on its predecessors.
Crop sharps" of Kansas say that no kind
of weather will re.ult in more than half a
crop of corn this year.
Joplin, Mo., white lead works burned.
A freight wreck on the B. and O. near
Counellsville, Pa., killed Brakeman J.
Pretty, fatally hurt Fireman C. Beltz and
injured M. Ellsbaugh, brakeman; H.
Johnston, engineer, and F. Miller, fire
man. The drought a ong the Rio Grande is
beginning to break and four good showers
give hope that the eud is at hand.
The report that two of the Wells-Fargo
robbers bad been captured near Visalia,
Cala., is untrue. One was captured and
two got away after wounding Deputy
Sheriff Witty so badly that he may die.
A Chicago milkmaid has eloped with a
clerk iu the water office.
A paving slab broke iu half at Chicago
while a workman was standing upon it. As
the ends of the stones struck the ground the
upper ends came together aud crushed his
skull aud nearly decapitated him. The
st ieet was crowded with shoppers and a
number of women fainted at the awful
An apparent corpse was placed in tbe
morgue at Cincinnati, aud after being
placed iu a box full of ice nearly scared the
life out of the attendant by "coming to"
The "corpse" was taken to the hospital, bnt
died sure enough later.
Two Chinese girls aud three boys, pro
teges of a missionary society, liave arrived at
Detroit en route to Ann Arbor, where they
will be educated.
Fast Time by Hal Pointer.
' Buffalo, Aug. 8. The event of the day
at Saturday's grand circuit races was
the pace between Hal Pointer and Direct
for $5,000. Pointer . won each, beat, tbe
second in the phenomonal time of 2:08),
faster than ny heat ever trotted or paced
on a regulation track. The first and third
beats were in 2:10 and 2:11 respectively.
ACID FOR WHISKY.
An East. Chicago Physician's
A SOCiAL drink that was death.
Intending to Treat Two Friends to Some
Rnre Old Liquor He Mixes It with Car
bolic Acid and One Life Goes Out He
fore Help Can He Obtained Intelligent
Assistance Saves the Other Two, but
the Doctor Has a Narrow Escape.
Chicago. Aug. 8. A terrible mistake
was made Saturday night at East Chicago
by Dr. Vincent Cole, the result being the
death of a friend and a close call for the
doctor and another friend. The three men,
C. S. Ingram, superintendent of the Chi
cago Horseshoe company; Louis Brunig,
foreman of the horseshoe works, and Dr.
Vincent Cole, nil of East Chicago, met
Saturday evening, and after exhausting
the facilities lor nmnsement of a public
character went to the doctor's office for a
quiet smoke and chat. Here he told his
frierds that be had some prime old whisky
in his desk, and taking it out found that
there was not enough for three drinks.
Taking a vial from his surgical case, which
he said was the same liauor, he made up
the t hree drink. ,
It Was Terribly Mot Stuff'.
Ingram took bis drink drink first, down
ing it at one gulp. "My God!" he exclaim
ed, "but that was hot stuff." "Oh, I guess
not," responded t he doctor, and to show
confidence in his own medicine he emptied
the contents of his own glass down his
throat, Brunig starting to do the same,
but only swallowing a part of his dose.
With ashen horror on his face the doctor
cried out that he had made a mistake.
Seizing the nearly empty vial iu his
hand and putting it to his nose, the grav
ity of tbe mistake was made plain to bira
He bad treated his friends to carbolic acid
instead of whisky.
Forcot His Medical Sense.
Rushing to the water pitcher on the of
fice table the three victims of the awful
mistake drank until there was nothing
left. Bruniug found a basin of soapy
water iu the sink and poured that down
his throat. By that time Ingram and Cole
were in awful agony. Here the doctor lost
las head and forgot his medical education.
He rushed to a drug store, seized a bottle
of whisky, and going bnck they all drank
some of the liquor, which only made mat
ters worse. The doctor and Ingram, who
bad taken the largest quautity of the dead
ly poison, threw themselves down upon
the floor, uttering doleful groans.
The Itight Kind of Help at Last.
Bruuig ran out upon the street in a
dazed fashion, finally finding his "way into
A. G. Sch lieker's drug store. Schlieker
lost uo time in getting across the street
and up-stairs. He fouud Ingram lu his
last gasps, unable to utter a word, and the
doctor in a condition almost as critical.
Hastening to the store he obtained a sup
ply of sweet oil and lime water, but when
be returned Ingram was dead and the doc
tor so far gone that his case looked hope
less. Went to Work on the Doctor,
The druggist went to work on his
patient, ho.vever, and kept the breath
of life iu him until a messenger could le
dispatched to Hammond, two miles dis
tant. Brunig found relief in copious con
sumption of lime water and he went with
the messenger to Hommond, obtaining fur
ther medical aid on arriving at that point.
Only One Life Sacrificed.
Doctors P. G. I bitch and J. M. Mullen
hastened to the scene, reaching there in
time to save Dr. Cole's life. They promptly
supplemented the intelligent efforts of
Druggist Schlieker by such additional
remedies as medical science suggested, and
in the course of a couple of hours they had
t he satisfaction of knowing that the suf
ferer was out of immediate danger aud
will recover with proper care.
To Talk International Finance.
Washington, Aug. 8. The names of the
five commissioners who are to represent
the United States at the coming inter
national monetary conference are official
ly announced. They are Senators Allison,
aud Jones of Nevada; Representative Mc
Creary, of Kentucky; ex-Comptroller
Henry W. Cannon, of Xew York and
General Francis A. Walker, of Massachu
sets. MICHIGAN APPORTIONMENT.
Itoth Houses Pass the Itrown BUI which
Is Considered Fair.
Lansing, Mich., Aug. 8. The legisla
ture closed its labor Saturday by passing
the Brown apportionment bill, a measure
that is considered fair by both parties.
The vote in the senate was 27 to 3, and as
soou as it was passed it was sent to the
house. There it went through by a vote
of 68 to 10. A unanimous vote in both
bouses gives the bill immediate effect.
The governor will sign the bill, and.th-is
twenty-eight hours after the legislature
convened, the matter which was expected
to raise quite a fight was satifactorily dis
posed. Both . houses formally adjourned
Quite a Little Farm Left.
Washington, Aug. 8. In his farewell
report on the land office for the past fiscal
year Commissioner Carter says that the
total area of the vacant public laud in the
United States is 507,586,000 acres, of which
2M.691,Ono acres have been surveyed and
227,861,000 have not been surveyed. He
suggests that a law be enacted for the
immediate reservation of all public land
bearing forests, except for entry under the
homestead aud mining laws. Individual
settlers, farmers, locaters of mines, etc.,
should be authorized to procure from the
public timber lands such timber as may be
imperatively needed by them.
Had Fifteen Minutes to Spare.
OMAHA, Aug. 8. Fifteen minutes before
6 o'clock Saturday night,' which was the
hour set for a strike of all Union Pacific
operators unless their demands were
granted, a compromise was agreed on.
The pay of operators on the main line was
fixed at a minimum of t'50 per month and the
pay of operators on the branch lines at $45.
The cipher that was to have been sent out
to the operators giving the order to strike
was "Play ball."
An Illinois Publisher Drowned.
. Charleston, Ills., Aug. 8. Edward
Brooks, one of the publishers of Tbe Her
ald in this city, was drowned in the river
near here yesterday while iu bathing. He
got beyond bis depth, and before lielp
conld reach him be sank.
THE VERY LATEST.
Two Heavy Fires.
Baltimore, Md., Aug- 8. Chatterton
& Co. 's furniture factory together with
four other buildings was destroyed by
fire this morning, with a loss or $200,
000. New York. Aug. 8 Tarrant & Co ,
importers and jobbers in drugs on
Greenwich street, were burned out this
morning. The loss is $ 100.000.
A Great Strike Ended.
Duquesne, Aug. S. The strike at this
mill hs ended. Five hundred old men
returned to work this morning at 7 a.m.
No trouble will be had.
Pittsburg, Pa., Aug. 8. Secretary
Lovejoy says there will be about 100
more warrants sworn out against strikers
as eoon as the evidence needed is secured.
Miners Threaten to Strike.
Fairmont, W. Va., Aug. 8. Three
thousand miners threaten to strike in or
der to force a recognition of the la'oor
orgtnizition. Serious trouble is feared.
Official Count in Alabama.
Birmingham, Ala., Aug. b. The official
count has been reported iu fift--two of the
sixty-six counties, aud Jones, regular
Democrat, is ahead just 10,000. The esti
mate on the ren aming counties is very
close, aud if no votes are thrown out for
irregularities, Jones will wind up with
about 12,000 majority. Of the toial num
ber of counties, Jones has carried twenty
nine aud Kolb thirty-seven.
Mrs. Green Was Too Hasty.
CHICAGO, Aug 8. By her hasty action
Mrs. Hetty Green has destroyed all pos
siblity of bringing to jus-ice the men who
forged deeds to property valued at $1,000,
000 owned by her. A trap had been set
for the forgers to obtain proof of guilt,
but Mrs. Green became alarmed at the
delay and brought suit to quiet, her title
to the property. This put the sharks on
Losing Faith in the Militia.
St. Paul, Aug. 8. In the national con
vention of machinery moulders in session
here Saturday, resolutions were adopted
denouncing "the system of government
which pretends to be a republic but im
poverishes the many for the enrichment of
the few," and concludes with a clause to
the effect that the state national guard
is but a weapon for the use of capital
Tragic Feak of a Jealous Girl.
Guthrie, O. T., A :g. 8. Kate Patter
son, of Crescent City, secured a double
barreled shotgun Friday, walked iu her
night-clothes to her lover's house, called
him out, shot at him. Thinking she had
killed him, she placed the muzzle of the
gun in her mouth and with her bare feet
pulled the trigger, her brains being blown
out. Her lover was unharmed. Jealousy
was the cause of the attempted murder
"Filthy Lucre" at the Itottom.
Detroit, Aug. 8. In the circuit court
Saturday Jacob Claus, deaf and almost
blind, wrinkled and bent by 82 years, was
given a divorce from his wife, 76 years
old. They bad been married fourteen
years, and ho has resided ia Detroit sixty-two
years. The chief movers in this af
fair were Claus' two daughters by a former
wife. They wanted all of the old man's
considerable property to revert to them.
It Made a Deadly Mess.
Cincinnati, Aug. 8. A family n.tned
Mclntyre in the village of Buena Vista ate
heartily of boiled cabbage Friday. All
were immediately taken ill aud four died
in agony. To prove her innocence the
colored cook ate of the cabbage, and whs
also taken violently sick. An examina
tion of the cabbage showed that a spread
ing adder had been cooked with it.
Wast Stronger Prror
Is needed of tbe merit of Hood's Ssrsapa
pri!li than the hundreds of letters con
tinually coming in telling of inarvelo.s
curei it has effected after all other
rtmedies had fuiled T Truly, fiord's Sar
snparilla possesses peculiar curative
power unknown to other medicines.
Hood's pills cure Constipation by
restoring the peristaltic action of the
alimentary canal. They are tbe best
Characteristics of Hood's 8araparilla:
The largest sale, the most merit, the great
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deluded the unhappy victim of
catarrh in the head. He's been
told that it can't be cured. Don't
you believe it. It can be, and it
is no matter how bad or of how
long standing. It has been done
for thousands by Dr. Sage's Ca
tarrh Remedy. Other so-called
remedies may palliale for & time ;
this cures for all time. By its mild,
Boothing, cleansing and healing
properties, it conquers the worst
cases. Its makers offer, in good
faith, a reward of $500 for a case
of catarrh which they cannot cure.
They are able to pay it. Are you
able to take it?
The symptoms of catarrh are,
headache, obstruction of nose, dis
charges falling into throat, some
times profuse, watery, and acrid, at
others, thick, tenacious, mucous,
purulent, bloody, putrid and offen
sive ; eyes weak, ringing in cars,
deafness ; offensive breath ; smell
and taste impaired, and general
debility. Only a few of these
symptoms likely to be present at
once. Thousands of cases termi
nate in Consumption and end in the
grave, without ever having mani
fested all. these aymptoms. Dr.
Sage's .- Remedy cures the worst
eases. M oeats, by druggists.
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WEBER, STD YVES ANT, DECKER BR08., "WHEELOCK,
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And the ESTEY, WESTERN COTTAGE and FAR
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r"A foil line also of small Musical merchandise. We have In oar emoloy a fret-class Piano Teem.
DAVENPORT FAIR m EXPOSITION
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$12,000 IN PREMIUMS. $4,000 IN RACE. PURSES.
TUESDAY. SEPT. 6.
Class 1.-2:45 trotting S 4ilo.OO
Class -j. S-year-otd trotting or lai-iug. . . -J"0 )
Class 3. a:as trotting 4U0.U0
WEDNESDAY. SEPT. 7.
Class 4. 'J--' trotlini: 40(1 no
Class ft. Mile l:ts!i running LiKMiC
Class h. -juto paring 400.1W
THURSDAY. SEPT. 8.
Class 7. 3:0( trotting
Class 8. Half mile ami retK'at. running. .K" U..
Class y. Free-for-all trotting 4nti.tr.'
FRIDAY, SEPT. 9.
Class to. 2:33 trotting 4'v
Class 11. Mile ami rewat. nimiitic
Class 12. i'ree-for-all paring 4'K'i
One and One-Third Fare the Round Trip from Points within 200 Miles
in Iowa and 100 Miles in Illinois.
RAPID TRANSIT TO AND FROM GROUNDS-
Kailroad and Electric. Cars Every Few Minutes.
See local papers for railroad notices.
For information address,
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