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THE All(7US,MONDAi, FJEBliUAIiY 2T, 1893
Highest of all in Leavening Power.
She Writes Her Name High on
the Criminal Record.
TWO DEEADFUL CXIJTE3 REPORTED
A Pmlnent Atlanta Family Mourn
lb Lh of Two Girls, Shot Dead by
Their Sinter One or the Victims an In
valid and Killed in Her Sfckbed The
Murderess Calmly Gives Herself I'p
A 10-Year-Old Girl Batchers Her Mother
and Little Cousin.
Atlanta, Ga., Feb. 27. M133 Julia
Force, aged S4, a monomaniac, vrho3e one
fatal delusion, cherishedjfor years, is that
her mother anther sisters were her bit
terest enemies, . wreaked the vengeania
which she had plotted (or years by putting
bullet into the brain of each of ber
younger sisters just at the hour of nooa
Saturday. Julia was alone in the house
at the time, and it is believed thitt sha
crept up behind ber sisters and shot them
while they were not looking. Mis Minnie
Force was aged CS and Miss Florence 32.
Sent Word to tier Brother.
Locking her victims in the room in which
they b ,1 been shot Miss Julia quietly
donned ber street costume, and walking
hurriedly to police headquarters surreu
dered. .She told the officers of ber deed
without a quiver of a muscle. Sbe was de
tained under guard. She bad also sent
won! to her brother that Florence, who was
an invalid, was worse. He hurried home
and felt that a tragedy had occurred, owing
to the silence Going to Florence's room
he found her body lying across the bed
weltering in blood, and a wound in her
bead just above the left ear. He then
rushed from the room in search of Minnie.
The Second Victim Found.
In tbe sitting-room lay the body of Min
nie. She was dead with a pistol wound in
tbe right temple. She lay at full
length on her back, with her arms extend
ed behind her as if sbe bad thrown them
up in falling backward. Blood bad ceased
to flow from the wound, but it lay in
great pools around her, was matted in her
hair and covered her face, to which it im
parted a hideous look. From the position
of the body it appears that Miss Minnie
was advancing toward the door, when her
Bister entered, pistol in band, and bad re
ceived the fatal shot directly in the face.
Condition of Florence's Body.
The position in which Florence's body
lay Indicated that sbe had risen from the
bed in alarm, and just as "ber feet touched
the floor had received tbe shot which
made ber a corpse. Sbe was lying on her
back across tbe bed, both hands clasping
her bosom in the attitude of fright. Her
eyes were wide open with the fixed death
stare and her features were hard to recog
nize, so clotted were they with the blood
from the hole above ber ear, where the o3
calibre ball had entered. She wore ber
sleeping garment only. There was no evi
dence of a struggle in the room.
The Murderess Refuses to Talk.
Julia Force is in pnsOD. She refuses to
say a word to any one. She is a fine speci
men of physical womanhood. Since they
came here some years ago Miss Julia Force
has made ber home with ber two brothers.
Sbe received every attention that brotherly
love could prompt. She has always been
regarded as peculiar. She was willful, and
would become melancholy and wretched
for days over some fancid slight.
RECALLS A SHOTGUN DUEL.
One of the Force Roys Causes the Death
of His Cousin.
The tragedy recalls a duel that took place
near this city in 1S73. Tbe Forces were so
cial lights, and at a grand ball W. W. Has
kell, either by accident or design, pinched
the arm of a young lady. Houston Force
met Haskell in tbe street next day and
wore an umbrella out over him. Haskell
sent a challenge by Harvey Townsend, a
cousin of the Forces, but Force declined
the challenge on the ground that Haskell
was beneath his notice, having permitted
himself to be publicly whipped. Townsend
then took up the quarrel, aud saying that
he was a gentleman challenged Force him
Shotguns at Twenty races. '
This was accepted and shotguns! both !
barrels loaded, at twenty paces, chosen as
tne weapons. The men were to stand
with their backs .toward each other, the
second barrel to be -discharged at wilL It
wasn't needed, ns Force wounded his ad
versary in the side and shoulder. Force
himself put Townsend in a carriage and
took him to his .own home. For three
months he hovered between life and death.
He recovered finally, but died several
years later from the effects of his wounds.
Funeral or the Murdered Girls.
The funeral of the Misses Force took
place from their late residence yesterday
afternoon. It was probably the largest at
tended in Atlanta's history. Episcopal
and Presbyterian ministers officiated, one
of the dead women being an ardent worker
in the Episcopal church, the other in the
Diabolical Deed of a Young; Girl.
Collixgwood, Ont., Feb. 27. Jennie
Wench, a 16 year-old girl, murdered her
mother and cousin, a boy 5 years old, Thurs
day in a shanty in which they lived near
Craigleigth. The girl used an ax and the
bodies of her victims were horribly muti
lated. Jennie's brother brought the news
of the mnrder to this place yesterday morn
ing, and says her sister wanted her mother
out of tbe way so she could marry her
lover. Tbe girl has not jet been arrested.
Owns an Iron Bonanza.
SAGINAW, Mich., Feb. 27. W. R. Burt
some years ngo purchased a quantity of
timbered laud in St. Louis county, Minn.
Within the past year, there has been dis
covered on a forty-acre tract of this land a
rich deposit of ore, which runs high to
besseraer and low to phosphorus. This
deposit is only covered by light earth, aud
it is claimed there are 10,000,000 tons in
sight. It is not a vein, but a deep bed of
mineral wealth, wlriou is so accessible! and
of such a quality that it can be dug out
with steam shovels. r-r ,:
Latest U. 3. Gov't Report.
TENNESSEE IS PROGRESSING.
She May Yet Rach the Eminence of
Texas A lynching; Incident.
KNOXVILLE, Ten.n, Feb. 27. Joseph
Payne,anegro,was lynched at Jellico.Tenn.,
Saturday night for assault on a white girl
nam sd Fannie Cecil. Tbe lynching was a
quiet affair, about fifty men doing the job.
Tbe negro confessed and asked time to
pray. Tbe mob laced a placard on his
back vowing deat i to any one who should
disturb the body until 10 o'clock yesterday.
At that hour fully 5,000 people had gath
ered from neighboring towns.
Miss Cecil Has Some Fan.
Miss Cecil, who was not badly Injured,
sent word that she would take pleasure in
cutting down the I ody. Her wishes were
granted, and with s sharp knife she sev
ered the rope and the body fell to the
ground. Shesmiltd as she cut the rope.
Her act was greeted with cheers from the
vast crowd. She is a very handsome
young woman of It and of good family.
Something; to Look Forward To.
Len Tye, who rr vished Miss Bryant on
the same spot last December, has been lo
cated in West Virginia and will be
brought to Jellicc in a day or two. He
will be lynched as soon as he arrives Ne
groes of this locali.y are wrought up over
liltls I'assa d at Maaison.
Madisox, Wis., Feb. 27. The following
bills have been pussed by the senate:
Amending tbe law relating to the stand
ard of milk, making the legal standard 12
per cent, of milk solids and 3 per cnt.
pure butter fat; ceding to the United
States jurisdiction t'ver tbe Sturgeon Bay
and Lake Michigan Ship canal. In the
assembly bills were passed to provide for
non-payment of taxes on wide-tired wag
ons; to provide for the election of school
district officers by ballot; to prevent the
adulteration of lard. In the senate the res
olutions providing that the suits against
ex-Treasurers Bailey and Kuehn be discon
tinued was sent to c immittee.
Proposed La it for Illinois.
Springfield, Feb. 27. A conference of
Democratic membe-s of the legislature
was held last weei and an agreement
reached as to a bill t j apportion the senate
and assembly districts. This will be sub
mitted to a Democr tic caucus this week.
Chicago gets fifteen districts. Representa
tives James J. Ai derson has prepared a
Din wtucli lie will submit to Governor
Altgeld before introlucing. The bill pro
vides that one or the penitentiaries shall
be set aside as a reform prison and is in ac
cordance with the views of Governor Alt
geld as expressed in his message.
The Legislators at Lansing.
Lansing, l'eb. 27. The house judiciary
committee has agreed to report a bill call
ing for a constitutional convention Aug.
15. The basis of repiesentation will be one
delegate to each reprt sentative district, and
the duration of the convention is limited to
sixty days. The judiciary committee also
reported favorably a resolution to limit e
introduction of bills to the first thirty-five
days of the legislative session, and another
to change the salary of legislators from t3
a day to f750 for the session. A joint reso
lution was introduced in favor of employ
ment of convicts on highways.
Itead Bob Ingi-rsoll and Died.
Chicago. Feb. 27.- Joe Lewis, a colored
man who worked for Donohue & Hen
neberry, killed himst If yesterday morning
because his notion of things religious and
Bob Ingersoll's logic did not jibe. Lewis
was intensely religious until a few days
ago when he bought Bob lngorsoH's"Gems
of Thought." The ontest between faith
and unbelief waged fiercely. He bad
"Gems of Thought" in bis hands when he
Killed by Coal Stove Gas.
CHICAGO, Feb. 27. Three men occupy
ing a room in Mrs. Anna Olseu's boarding
house at 324 West Chicago avenue were
overcome by gas frori a coal stove Satur
day night. Bernard Lorenson died before
medical aid could 1 summoned. John
Thompson and Lutjer Thompson were
restored to partial consciousness, but both
will probably die. Tbe men were quarry
Money I'p for (orlxlt and Mitchell.
Boston, Feb. 27 Charley Mitchell, the
fighter, and bis backer, Abington Baird,
arrived here yesterday and registered at
the Parker house. In the afternoon, after
a private consultation with David .11.
Blauchard, Baird sail the money was all
up for the Mitcheli-Corbett fight, but
would give no particulars regarding it.
Went to Chicago to Get Square.
BUFFALO, Feb. 27. -Thirty-one switch
znen.who hare been ou : of employment since
the big strike of last 1 all, left here Satur
day for Chicago to tal.e the places of the
strikers on the Chicago and Western In
diana road. More will follow. The men
say they are going to .et square for the ac
tion of Chicago switch men iu taking their
places in this city.
Five Life Savers Drowned.
Xew Bi;ifoi:d, Mass., Feb. 27. A brig
went ashoie upon Cutt yhunk Friday night,
and the lileltoat wen: to her assistance.
The bout whs capsized and five of the crew
drownnl, ns follows: Cnptaiu Timothy
Aiken, Jr., Isaiah Taylor. Hiram Jackson,
William Bright man, "r rederick Aikeu. All
the brig's, crew were saved Mit of the
drowned men left lanii ies.
A l'ugiiui NMuriy Killed.
Chicago. Keb 27. -John McArlhur aud
Louis Vcr;, losul pug iists. fought for a
small pure in hail it X'.les Center yes
terday morning Vera was knocked out in
the tweiit.y.sec.uid round and whs so tmdtv
punished thai it is jear:t he will die. A:J
Arth u ami eila o! in r ci.tiin-cle I will,
the lithl are u'idei- at-iv-t.
Firndii.li Wmk ,r a MUc-reant.
Slot s; city, la., -J?. -Corn Barrett,
a girl living in the litii town of Kmgsiiy,
east of iieve, slepp-d beVimi building to
empty a pail of water whim a mil seized
her Hint poiiutl a bonk.-of acid into her
mout U. v rtiii- was., terribly burned, aud
tlioug.i tue mj.trie a -e uut tatal she Is
disliuied for liia
Kansas Supreme Court
Does the Business.
TWO OF TEE JUDGES IN AGREEMENT
And tho Third Against Jurisdiction The
Ponsmore House ' Declared Illegal Dif
ficulty Over State Treasurer Biddle's
Operations The Loser of the Legal
Fight Go Into Conference, but It Look
Like a Waterloo for Them Talk- About
the Senatorship Another Candidate
Tope K A, Kan., Feb. 27. The .supreme
court Saturday morning. Chief Justice
Horton rendering the decision. Justice
Johnson concurring, and Justice Allen
(Pop) dissenting, sustained the Douglass,
or Republican, house as the legal and con
stitutional house of representatives of the
Kansas legislature, and incidentally de
clared that the Populists bad no stand
ing. The opinion of the chief justice was
given orally, and occupied an hour and
forty minutes to deliver, Justice Allen de
livered a dissenting opinion, holding thtt
the supreme court bad no jurisdittion in
the case, and tbit as the Populist house
bad been recognized by the governor and
senate it was a de facto organization and
its act were good in law.
Will Need an Kxtra Session.
The decision of the i'onrt perhaps puts
an end to a condition of affairs more unique
and exciting than anything which has
luriueu ran6as s-ince the bonier wars.
The rival houses, which b.ive been strugling
for tbe mastery, sometimes by force and
at last through the judiciary, will now
perhaps unite in one body and transact
much-needed business. The arts of the
Populist house having been declared to be
illegal all the appropriation bills will
have to be passed over again. The present
session of the legislature expires by limita
tion March 3, and it be necessary to hold
an extra session in order to transact the
Populists Hold a Conference.
The Populist members of the house and
senate held a meeting behind closed doors
Saturday evening to consider future action
in view of the decision of the supreme
court. A committee was appointed to con
fer with the governor and report to a meet
ing to lw held Monday. Speaker Duns
more said after the meeting that there
would be no question about the Populist
members becoming a part of the Douglass
house provided the Republicans would
agree to favor the passage of an appropria
tion bill to reimburse State Treasurer Bid
die for tbe money paid out to members and
employes of the Dunsmore house under the
authority of the legislative appropriation
act which appropriated 10.000.
raid Oat Nearly 30,OO0.
Nearly this amount was paid out by the
treasurer before he was tnjoined. Not
one-half the expenses so far incurred were
provided for iu the bill. Speaker Douglass
is one who would oppose it. ' Unless an ar
rangement of this kind is made the treas
urer or his bondsmen would be left to bold
the bag. Some of the Popul.st members
who are getting tired declare that unless
the Republicans are willing to make an
agreement to treat them fairly they will
resign. As soon as the Republican house
heard that tbe court bad decided it to be
the legal body it extended t he time of act
ing on tbe resolution in regard to vacating
the seats of the Populists until this after
noon. The Question of the U. S. Senator.
Chambers, Democrat, declared Saturday
in the Republican house that he would do
nothing to reopen the senatorial matter,
as he had received many letters from
prominent Democrats in the Seventh dis
trict asking him not to be a disturoer. A
letter was received here Saturday from
Senator Chandler, of Xew Hampshire, In
which he says: "Recent developments in
Kansas cast a doubt upon John Martin's
admission to the senate."
Mrs. Mary K. Lease has been appointed a
member of the State Board of Charities,
and Mrs Anna L. Diggs member of the
Board of Regents of the state university.
Waggeuer IVithdraM Without
The Latest Itoom.
The Republicans and anti-fusion Demo
crats are at sea over the sudden and unex
pected withdrawal of B. F. Waggener
from tbe senatorial race. The plans were
all luid to elect Waggener today or tomor
row, but since he withdrew without even
givit.g a word of warning or notification
they feel very sore and do not conceal it.
Democrats and Republicans charge that
Martin has made a deal with representa
tives of the Gould interests to secure Wag
Thiuk Tliry Can Elect ICosslngton.
Last night a boom was started for Col
onel Rcssingtoii. a stalwart Democrat, for
senator. The Republican leaders say they
can get four or five Populist votes for him.
This, with the solid Republican strength,
will elect. They also claim that the su
preme coust decision knocking out the
Populist boue also knocks out Martin,
and that, if all the other acts of the alleged
Populist house are illegal, Martin was not
elected. Therefore it will be easy to get
several votes from Populists for a straight
Democrat on the ground that the other
election was illegal.
I'opullsts Will Surrender.
Telegrams were received here from lead
ing Democrats in Washington and New
York saying that Rossington, if given 83
votes, will be seated. The Populists have
agreed to respect the supreme court decis
ion, and will march into representative
hall this afternoon aud take their seats in
tbe Republican house.
Kailway Accident at Chicago.
Chicago, Feb 27 A Belt line signal
man was careless Saturday and brought
about a collision of trains ou the Illinois
Ceutral near Hawthorne race track in
which eleven persons were severely hurt
one of whom will die. The most severely
hurt are: George Bostick. locomotive en
gineer, both legs smashed and internally
injured will die; Mrs Mary Casey,
trampled on, internally injured; J. Franks,"
locomotive engineer, arm broken, foot
crushed and iuternal injuries severe; Mrs
Louisa Ijipp and A. E. Troy, trampled on
and other hurts. The others received cuts,
bruises, dislocations and sprains. Fifty
others were slightly hurt.
Hcfonn Ticket at Chicago.
Chicago, Feb. 27. In Aldine hall Sat
urday the Municipal Reform league held
its convention and nominated Dion Ger
aldine for mayor, C. G. Dixon for city
treasurer, E. R. Lyons for city attorney
and J. B. Clark for city clerk.
rippey may ove
He Is Sorry lie Didn't Kill Bonanza Kins;
Mackay, Who Is All Kight.
Sax Francisco, Feb. 27. Weiley C.
Rippey, who tried to killJohn W. Mackey,
is disappointing the doctors, who predicted
at first that he could not live twelve hours
but finally made it forty-eight hours. He
has passed this point.and seems to be gain
ing rather than losing strength. Yesterday
he talked a little, aud in regard to the
shooting he said: "I had been laying for
Mackey for about a month because I re
garded him as the cause of all my losses. I
am not sorry that I shot at him, but I
made a bad business of it, for at that close
range I ought to have killed him at the
Getting Along Nicely.
Mackay is getting along nicely, but his
doctors still enforce the rule that he shall
receive no callers and discuss no business.
It transpires that Rippey is a bigamist. He
has a wife at Cincinnati, aud had another
at Seattle, Wash. This woman, however,
got a divorce, .Rippey becoming so morose
over his losses in stock gambling that she
could not live with him. Mackay is receiving
piles of telegrams of condolence from all
over the mining regions, from old friends.
Fire Among the Commission Houses.
Chicago, Feb. 7. Fire, supposed to
have started from a defective flue, broke
out in the building at 191 South Water
street yesterday. Before the flames were
subdued that structure and the one adjoin
ing, 143 South Water street, were de-
- 1 T I. .. 1 a
: boujcu. i uc iua oil uuuillllgs sntl COU-
I tents aggregated 55,000. The commission
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j UI1U9UI .iicciii, "aiun j, r.icuugreeu
, & Kennedy, J. Neuberger& Co.,K. Hexter
I & Co., Church & Hrauhliug and Constant
3C jopping were me cmet suuerers.
Comes Rack at the Newspapers.
"West Superior, Wis., Feb. 27. Ex
Clerk of the Courts Dan HofRund has be
gun suit against tbe Superior Telegram,
Minneapolis Tribune and Milwaukee
Journal for $10,000 damages in each case.
The newspapers above mentioned pub
lished an aileged libelous article, declariug
that Mr.ollflhind was &hort iu his accounts
as clerk about .',000, and that the matter
would be investigated by the county
No Trouble with the Strikers.
Chicago, Feb. 27. No demonstration
was made yesterday on the part of tho
striking switciit .udrs on the Chicago and
Western Indiana road. The officials
thought they w it: Id experience more
trouble on Sunday than any day during
the strike, and they doubled their force of
policemen at the S;x;een;h and Forty-first
street crossings the two worst crossings
on the etitire system, but everything was
quiet all 'lay.
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