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THE AlUiUS, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1803.
Highest of all in Leavening Pover. Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
CRIME OF A WOMAN
And Remarkable Plea Made in
A EECUESENT MANIA FOR MURDER. .
Her Vlctinit Five In Number, Two of
Them Her Hanbandii A New York Com
munity Much Kxoited C'hoked to Ieath
and Robbed on a Ilunr Street at Kana
City Fate or Jane Wright The Delta
Middletown, X. Y., Sept. 11. Thin
place is shaken to its very center just now
V l emo"ODS-uorror- "S"nu won-
der. The horror began when some days j
ago, and entirely unexpectedly, the bodies
ot sarah Mcquillan ana her daughter !
Margaret were found. They had evident-
ly been murdered, but who was the mur-1
dererf Suspicion soon rested on Mrs.
Paul Halliday and she was arrested.
The evidence against her was strong, but
she acted before the court like an insane
woman and gave unmeaning and unin-
telligible replies to all questions asked
her. AVith tiie assurance that she was the : the Chinese laborers at the vineyard to
murderess came aner. i vacate their quarters and leave the place
Moborratic Movement Started. ' Mt ODCe No attention was paid to the de-
The monocracy here popped up, and ' u,Rmt anil 1"'"K ei rased they corn
Judge I.y.ch was immediately in evi. I "eJ bring shots ,ntc. the house occu
- . . .. . . , . pled bv the Cmnese. Norie of the shots
dence. but the sheriff wa.. surewd enough j took t,ffect Rntl tje Mo.lKolians Btill re.
to get the prisoner out of the way until ' fused to leave
mob talk ceB.-ed and order was assured. , The raiders commen e l pulling the
Then it waa remarked that Paul Ha'ilirfay place down on the heads of the terrified
was missing and bis Grand Army friends : Chinese, and when t'.iey were finally forced
quickly repudiated the suggestion that he j to ,eave tne raiders fi !1 upon them and
WA 11 nrl einni.t it. tt.o ,.1-in.n Bn wr '
bunting for him. They found him stark
and st'ff under the floor of his own house
foully murdered. Here the indignation
and anger grew hotter, but the mohocracy
um uui fill, iu mi ni'iiertraiice, uuu inn auu .
order took its course. Saturday the woman I
i,, f- r m i
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"fcJ ...u.v.c.l kllc IUUIUl'1 1. 1 I He
(juinlans and she will be indicted for the
murder of her husband.
Where the Wonder Comes In.
And here is where the wonder comes in.
The case against Mrs. Halliday is clear
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the criminal who musi answer for three
lives. The counsel for the defense rrac i
tically admit it, by the plea they put in
. most remarkable and startling one and
gathered from a statement of Robert Hal
liday, eldest son of the murdered mau
ls recurrent insanity, the time of re
currence being when the woman is in the
way of becoming a mother. In other
words that at the time when she is
about to give the world a life she is im
pelled by this insanity to take one also.
Robert Halliilay'a Strange Story.
And this is Robert Halliday's story,
upon which the defense will be made:
"My father told me that this woman came
from his native county in Ireland; that soon
after his marriage she told him that he
was not her first husband, but that she
bad been married in Ireland. She did not
like her first husband, and one night when
he was asleep she killed him with a bijj
atone and afterward mutilated his body.
She also told my fat er that she could
commit any crime or crimes she cared to
and that she could always escape detec
tion. She had never been suspected of
the murder of her first husband and she
would never be apprehended in any other
crime which she chose to commit. She
boasted then of having deceived the physi
cians at the Middletnwn usylum and
added that she could fool the best doctor
by playing oil insane.
Responsible for a Fourth Life.
"It was soon niter thii that the burning
of the house, barn and stable occurred.
When the stable was burned my younger
brother perished and we all knew that she
bad set the place on fire. Then came her
escapade at Newburg when she hired a
borse and sold it, for which she was tried,
but escaped conviction on the ground of
insanity. Speaking of these crimes my
father told me that when 'Lizzie,' his wife,
committed them she was in a condition
peculiar to niarneu women, bhortly after the act by her husbf nd. While cutting
ahe got rid of the physical cause of her them down he was attacked with a pitch
epells of insunity she resumed her normal fork by the infuriated woman and was se
condition of life. It was a knowledge of riously if not fatally injured.
tlitt font that , .Ua.ta ... i f ,a ;
In an interesting condition, as he had in-'
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Auruicu nits, iimi. icu uie iu mn&o a searcu
for the old gentleman when it was reported
that he had not been seen for several
A Very Wonderful Woman, Indeed.
"When your father knew this why did
he not leave the woman f"
"He was infatuated with her. We tried
to get him to leave her, but he refused. He
aid she was the most wonderful woman
he had ever met."
This the latest sensational feature of the
Halliday murders. It is further believed
by persons who have studied the woman
and her actions that she is afflicted with a
mania which is not unknown, though
rare, in criminal jurisprudence. This
murderous impulse always occurs to her
when she is approaching motherhood. She
.Is believed to be in that condition now.
A WOMAN FOULLY MURDERED-
Choked to Death In m Busy Locality at
Kaksab Citt, Sept. 11. The mystery
surrounding the murder of Madame Jane
Wright, an employment agent at 8 West
Ninth street, who was found bound hand
and foot in her office at 7 o'clock Satur
day night with her face frightfully but
tered up by blows and her neck showing
plainly that she. bad been choked to death,
which seemed inipenrftrable-Ttt the time,
has been suddenly cleared up, aud the two
men who committed the murder are un
der arrest. They are John Clark released
from the Kansas penitentiary Sept. 3,
where he had served five years for burg
lary, and Harry Jor a cook of ll.iscity.
1 .16 evening after 'the murder
Clark gave to a barkeeper with whom
he had become acquainted a ladies' go!.!
watch aud a (20 bill, at the same lime
showing nearly f 150 iu eush. When lh
barkeepjir read of the murder he at cilice
re&izl-a ibai me iu"..'.it 01 tne"ilrtimered
woman, J. ., were oa me waten, ana
1 reported the matter to the police. The
Watch was idem. tied as having been
Madame Wright's. Cli rk wa. arrested
And later he confessed his share in the
crime, and Junes wa arrested. In h s
' confession Cl.uk said that after arriving in
Tl is man learned that he was just out
of prison tint imiiiedit tely proposed to
Lola up Mrs. Wright. CI irk was simply
to keep a lookout, and t iat according to
bis story was all ht; did xcept to help tind
the money af.er Jones hid murdered the
wo:iihii. Jo. ts deques hut he had any
thing lodo witu it. When the body of tne
i woiL'au was prepared for burial it was
i found that she wore a pair of knicker-
bookers, the pockets of which contained
fm besi(jeR a lU , jewelry that lhe
robheri failed to (ind. The mmder was
committed at one of the busiest points in
the city during the afternoon.
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ANOTHER RAID ON CHINESE.
A California Mob .tttxeki Vineyard Hands
Fkesno, Cal., Sept. 11. -Six white men
raided It. II. Metzler's vineyard, three and
a half miles from town, at nicht It was
about midnight when th.; six men ordered
c "'cm irilime ut III, iurcr CfC
badly wounded, but wire compelled to
march before the mob along the road to
Fresno."- When a point near Butler's vine-
( yard was reached the wounded Chinese
I fell in the road with e:;huistion and the
?a,df" eaa their wo nids would prove
Wanted to !Kob the Wretch.
IlEumtH, la., Sept. 11 During the pre
liminary examination f Jesse Harlan,
who is charged with assault on Iillie Ty
gart, a servant in his hoi le, wiiLh assault
helpleSSn" 8lck be.d.-. h ' "",ey made
some reflections on Miss Tygart's reputa
tion. The crowd in the eourt room went
wild and the mayor ban 1? averted a lynch
ing. Harlan was takan to jail and the
crowd turned on his 1 rother, who was
only saved by the intervention of his
sister. Harlan's attorney had to be es
corted to his train by the mayor. Mrs.
Harlan took carbolic acid after learning of
her husbsud's crime Mid burned her
tongue nearly off. Miss Tygart is in a piti
An Incomprehensible Suicide.
Evansville, Ind., Sep'. 11 John Rid
dle, a prominent society .and business man
of Henderson county, Ky., married Miss
Nora McMullen, of Sebree, Friday after
noon. They stopped at the bride's resi
dence and retired for the night. About 4
o'clock Saturday mornin f Riddle left his
bride and went to his b -other's room at
the Sebree hotel and whi.e seated on this
brother's bed the groom shot h.mself just
below the heart. He uiec: later No rea
son is giveu fur the suicice
Those Delta Itbher Identilled.
DELTA, Colo., Sept. ll. P. H. Condee,
sheriff of Parker cnun y, Ore., has ar
rived here and positively identified the
two dead bank roMiers as Fred and Tom
McCarthy, and t lie escape 1 robber as Billy
McCarthy. Condee is well acq u dinted
with the McCarthys, Inn ing bad to face a
revolver in the bends of Tom McCarthy
once for forty-five minutes. The officers
have struck the trail of the third robber
and expect to catch him toon.
Tried to Kill Her Children.
GOLCONDA, Ills.. Sept. 11. The wife of
Abijah Rambo. a farmtr living a short
distance from this cily, attempted to hang
two of her child .-en, but v.-as discovered in
Uoo-Huoi Fleet Nt w Officers.
iiicauo, cepi. ii. i lie iioo-lloos are
people who have a black cat for an cm
blem, who meet annually to elect officers
on the 9th day of the Uth mouth at 0 min
utes after 9 o'clock. They are also excln
Bively lumbermen or connected with the
lumber trade in some close capacity. They
met here Saturday aud e.ected the follow
ing officers: Grand snarl, 11. A. Johnson.
Chicago;rseuinr high hoo-l.oo,V. E. Brown;
t?t. J.ouis; junior hiSh hoo-hoo, J. E.
Defebaugh, Chicago: ecri enator, George
K. Smith, St. Lou.s; bandersnalcher, U.
F. Drake, Austin, Tex.; holy bojun, G.
W. Schwartz, St. Louis; custocatian, D.
D. Dickinson, Heaver Du n, Wis.; gurdon,
A. A. White, Kansas City; arcanoper, W.
K. McKee, New Orleuts. Alter which
they proceeded to have some fun aud
Resulted In the Los of Three Livo.
FlNDLAT, O., Sept. 11. Two freight
trains on the Nickel Plate railroad crashed
into each other four miles west of McComb
and two miles east of Ieipsic junction.
Forty cars aud two engines were wrecked,
fifty bead of cattle killed, and worst of all,
Engineer Davidson was killed, and his
fireman, J. N. Umplier, and the other
engineer, Churles Merrill, fatally in
' The Weather We M ty xpeot.
VVaswhsGtox, Kept. 11. I'lit) follow: n re
the weather indication tor i wemv-lotir Ii v
from ft ";. in. yesterday: .''or Indiana a:.i;
Illinois Siiowers; s Uchtly cooler in Indian
apolis and vicinity nor.hea iterly winds. For
Michigan and- WUc.insli Fair weather;
slightly warmer in upin-r Michigan, winds
becoming eH3t.-rle. Fr lova Fair weather;
xlie Alabama state boa -a ot lioultn Do
ing sut.l.iflrd that there if no further feat
of yellow ftver, re-drictiut s have been re
moved a,.d 100 quarantine officials discharged.
SAVED BY WHISKY
Full as an Antidote
PANGED BY A YOUNG RATTLESNAKE
"Charmer" Ralston Doe Some Quick Ite
edial Work Suction, Whisky and a
Madstona V"ed Promptly and the Pro
teus or Apparently Out ot' Danger The
Only Effect Being a 8we1led Arm Car
bolic Acid as a Remedy.
CHICAGO, Sept. 11. Walter Ralston, bet-
ter known as "Rattlesnake Ralston," the
snake charmer at a Clark street dime
museum, has been bitten by a rattlesnake
and not only live3 but looks like a well
man, whisky and suction having been his
chief physicians. Professor Ralston keeps
several other kinds of snakes in the same
box with a family of eight Florida rattle-'
snakes in the basement of the museum.
A screen of ordinary wire netting sepa
rates them The rattlers were left' for
him several months ago by a fellow
charmer who feared they were too savage
for him to fool with. The family consists
of the old rattllers and six others from 3
toS y;ars old Ralston we.it to the base
ment of the museum to take out a striped
moecain and give it a few lessons n good
A Young Rattler Gets Angry.
It was coiled up next to the screen, and
when the charmer reached in to take it
out in bis hand touched the netting and
angered one of the young rattlers. It
immediately struck at Ralston's knuckles.
The charmer quickly ran for the nearest
saloon, sucking the poirn from the wound
as he ran, and as soon as he could pour it
out he drank two brimming glasses ol
whisky. When told what had happened
the bartender insisted that a physician's
services were needed without delay. Ral
ston walked leisurely to the office of Dr. J.
J D.ivis, lla Clark street, feeling sure he
had sucked out all the poison.
Tried a Madstone on the Wound.
But the fact that the arm was swelling
rapidly told the physician that he bad not.
The wound was enlarged as soon as possi
ble to admit a small madstone. When re
moved it was covered with a deadly poi
con of a greenish color. The stone was in
serted until it showed no discoloring when
removed. The wound was then bound up,
the arm put in a sling and the charmer
ordered to drink whisky to his heart's con
tent. He followed the instructions until
his knees began to bend beneath the
weight of the load wf drinks.
Dressed Again at the Hospital.
Then he sought the basement of the
museum to sleep off the jag on a box
amid his suakes. Here one of the pro
prietors of the museum found him an
hour later, and, though he thickly pro
tested that be was all right, Ralston was
loaded into a hack and sent to the county
hospital. The physicians at the hospital
were greatly interested in the case, as it
seldom one of the kind comes to their no
tice. The bite was again dressed and an
other search after poison made.
Fees Carbolic Acid as a Remedy.
He recovered from the effects of the
whisky about is p m., and barring the
swelled arm appears to be all right. When
Ralston is ab mt to handle snakes that he
thinks are likely to bite he always has a
jar of carbolic acid near at hand. If the
snake does not disappoint him he immedi
ately sucks the poison from the wound
aud applies the acid, which, he says, kills
the effect of the poison if any is left in the
wound. About two weeks ago Ralstou
was bitten on the nose by a rattler and t lie
scar is still to be seen. He attended to the
bite in his usual way. But this lost time
be forgot the jar of acid.
DEFIED THE GEARY LAW.
The Ward Line Steuniship Company Takel
All the Kenponsibility.
New York, Sept. 11. The long fight
over the admission of Chinese at this port
has come to a head in rather a sensational
manner. The officials of the Ward Line
steamship have landed two Chinamen
against the protest of the United States
customs officer on the dock and the orders
of Collector Kilbreth, who decided that
the men could not laud, and must be re
turned by the steamship company. The
inspector was not satisfied with the papers
of the Chinamen and held that they were
laborers trying to get into the country
under the guise of students. He put a
customs officer on the ship with instruc
tions to prevent the Chinese from landing.
Just before tt.e ship sailed her officers
ordered the Chinese off. The customs
officer protested and warned the ship's
officers of the penalty if they violated the
law. They told him to stand aside and
Bald they would take all the responsibility,
and then they put the Chinamen on the
dock and sailed. At the same time a law
yer appeared and Baid he would apply for
a writ of habeas corpus in behalf of the
two Celestials. The Chinamen were locked
up in the Tombs and the facts have been re
ported to Washington. The case will be a
test of the law.
Rather Pleased With the Lords.
NEW York, Sept. ll. The executive
committee of the Irish-National League of
America, over the signatures of M. V.
Gannon and J. P. Sutton, has issued a
manifesto in which it denounces Glad
stone's home-rule bill and rejoices in its
defeat by the lords. It calls on the Irish
race all over the world to unite in a move
for the liberation of Ireland which means
Irish independence, according to the termd
of the manifesto.
Sinking of a Phenomenal Launch.
New York, Sept. 11. During the trial
yacht race between the big sloops, that
phenomenon in steam luunchea the Fei
Been, which made such a record recently
by traveling over thirty miles an hour,
collided with a steamer and went down in
forty feet of water. All her passengers
Vigilant Wins the Race.
New York, Sept. 11. In the second
trial race of the America cup defenders
the Vigilant won against all four of the
other boats built for that honor. The
wind was fair. The Colonia came in
second, Jubilee third and Pilgrim fourth.
The Vigiluut beat the Colouia 12 minutes
and v& seconds.
Confederate Day at Chicago.
New Orleans, Sept. 11. The general
commanding the United Confederate vet
erans has issued a general order which
fixes the date of unveiling the Confederate
monument at Chicago for Saturday, Oct.
7. This is final. Hon. W. C. P. Breckin
ridge, of Kentucky, will be the orator of
STANDING OF THE BALL CLUB8.
Doston Continues to Have a Sure Thins
on the Pennant.
CniCAOO, Sept. 11. The only thing in
base ball matters worth noting is that
Boston continues to maintain a lead that
will, as surely as anything can be in this
world of uncertainty, give her the right
to fly the pennant for another year. With
a lead of twelve games won it would be a
miracle of bad luck if-- the result were
otherwise. The clubs stand as follows:
i rsrooKiyn in
i Cincinnati 113
. Louis 113
Scores made by the clu is are as follows
At Chicago Philadelphia 6, Chicago 4; at
Cleveland Washington 2, Cleveland 6; at
Brooklyn St. Louis 'r, Brooklyn 4; at
New York (two games) Cincinnati 2, New
York 3; Cincinnati 1, New York 10; at
Pittsburg Baltimore 5. Pittsburg 11; at
Boston Louisville 9, Boston X (Sunday)
at Chicago Washington A, Chicago 12.
Bill Taylor, living near Murphysboro,
Ills., kidnaped) t he 4 year-old daughter ol
David Kranz. Kr.mz and a party went
after Taylor, recovered the child and claim
to have killed either Taylor or a negro who
was with him.
Ex-United States Senator Willis B.
Maclien, of Kentucky, has been adjudged
iusane at his home in Eddyville, Ky.
Sam Frey, a full blood Choctaw, has
been convicted of manslaughter at Caddo,
I. T., and sentenced to 100 lashes on bis
bare back. He killed his brother.
The city of Chicago has put 2,000 men at
work grading and cleaning streets, as a
means of helping the unemployed. Six
hundred more have been given work on
the drainage canal.
Fire at Coon Rapids, la., destroyed
property worth $30,000.
The latest plague of insects reported is
one of wasps. These pests are attacking
both men and beasts in Cambridgeshire,
Traiu robbers were foiled near Lillie,
Ark., by the engineer, who put on steam
instead of brakes when signaled to stop.
He had received a pointer.
' Lewis Going, a clerk in a Portsmouth, O.,
commission house, was murdered by foot
pads while ou his way home and robbed of
( his week's wages.
Admiral Dot, the dwarf, who is at Chi
cago aud only 48 inches high, has a wife
who is only one inch taller, and who has
just presented him with a daughter.
Weight six pounds.
The president has appointed N. W. Mc
Ivor, of Iowa, consul general at Kanaga
ma, Japan, and Arthur M. Clark, of Mich
igan, consul at Port Sarnia, Ont.
Colonel Hughes, the Kansas militia offi
cer who refused at Governor Le we! ling's
, bidding to attack the Republican house
during the legislative deadlock, demanded
a court-martial for some time before he
got one. The court, composed of Populist
officers of the state, has been held and
Hughes condemned, and sentenced to dis
Mike Cleary, a prize fighter who had
considerable note five years ago, is dead of
The dissolution of the Northwestern
Coal company at St. Paul to avoid a
criminal prosecution has resulted in a
coal war that has lowered prices greatly
already and promises further reductions.
The Brazilian rebels have captured
I Tucutnan after a bloody fight with the
j inhabitants, who fired at the rebs from the
' house tops.
Petitions are in circulation at Pittsburg
asking the governor to pardon Hugh F.
Denipsey, who is in the penitentiary on
conviction of a plot to poison workmen at
Homestead because they did not belong to
! a labor union.
I Two ingenious bicyclists have fastened
I their wheels together at the regular rail
way gauge, put flanges on them and are
making a tour of the country at the rate
of thirty miles an hour easily by keeping
to the rails.
Another great flood has happened in
China. Fourteen hundred villages were
destroyed aud in Kiatigtung 10,000 lives
One negro has been lynched at Quincy,
Ala., for throwing poison into a well,
whereby several lives have been lost, and
the "posse" has five others in view, hav
already captured four. When the fifth is
capf.ired there will prob.ibly be a whole
lot of fun.
Liberal papers in England want the
house of lords abolished because it refused
to adopt the home rule bill, and nothing
would pleese the Conservatives better
than to go to the country on that issue.
Government land is not exhausted.
There are several Indian reservations to
open vet, two of which iu Utah embrace
4,000,000 acres of land.
The national convention of brewers' em
ployes at Milwaukee has passed a resolu
tion barring members of national guards
from membershiD in. brewers' unions.
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Cut in Half.
We give a few of the
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Japanese tea-pots 12, 14, 17c
v bile granite plates, oin 03c
" side dishes 05c
' ' covered sugars 15c
Everything in the store will be slaughtered this
week Everything must go. Come early and
avoid the rush.
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bargains which we will
White granite bakers.. .7, 10, 15, lie
" platters 9. 23, 2c
" " scollop nappies 7, 9, lie
18 qt dish pans 25c
8 in pie tins 2c
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