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Charges Preferred Against iim By
Senator Appelt
The Charges Taken Up-Correspond
- ence Made Public-Senator Appelt
Charleston, Special.-Senator B. R.
Tillman Friday addressed a crowd of
15,000 people at Manning, S. C.. The
editor of The Clarendon County news
paper, Louis A. Appelt, formerly an en
thusiastic follower of Tillman, but
more recently an adent a Ivocate of
"Commercial Democracy," nd a sup
porter of Senator McLaurin, had for
several months made numerous charg
es against Senator Tillman, claiming
that he had received rebates from great
whiskey firms dealing with the South
Carolina dispensary. Tie charges fell
fat before Tillman's statements -and
the accuser was net with a torrent of
:vithering sarcasm which reminded
some present of Tillman's fierce cam
paign of 1890. Senator Tillman took
the opportunity to announce his views
of the status of the South Carolina
Democracy, and of his relations there
to. He paid a warm tribute to the late
General Hampton, declared the abs
lute necessity for party solidity in this
State, denounced Senator McLaurins
alleged defection from the Democracy
and suggested that the party exact
such pledges of party fealty from can
didates as would rule out from nomina
tion and so-called D::mocrats of the
McLaurin type. He acknowledged hav
ing accepted a frank from the Western
Union Telegraph Company, which was
about the only one of Editor Appelt's
charges that was substantiated. As to
his speculations, he said he held $1,200
in a Texas oil well, under the laws of
Texas; that it became a New Jersey
Company after he went into it and that
he expected to lose all the money he
had pui into it. It was a pure specula
tion. ' While he liked to speculate, he
never played cards or bet on horse
races. He admitted that he had lost
considerable money in cotton futures
and today. he owed more money than
3e need not 4we g bu con
plenty of money." - ..
tenator Tillman, said- in 'part' "The
-Democratic- party of South Carolina.
has occupied a p-eeuliar position for 25
ears. "'The whites are in the minority
In this State, and under the reconstruc
tion dispensation there were some 35.
000 more negro votes than whites. The
consequer ce was that after the ovei -
throw of the carpet bag government in
1876, we adopted a system of party
" government and the white people of
the State were educated in the employ
ment of political methods that obtain
ed hardly anywhere else. We have had
an 'imperium in imperio,' or a govern
ment within a government Democracy
bad meant white supremacy, and Re
publicanism meant negro equality. The
necessity for white unity overshadow
ed the other conditions. The lamented
Hampton taught us that 'an independ
ent was worse than a radical.'
"Like all of his actions and utter
ances in those tryIng days, that ad
vice was the very essence of wisdom
and patriotism. His clear judgment,
'his mnost distinguishing characteristic,
saw the danger to the State, owing to
a Democratic split into factions and
appealing to tae colored vote. And I
take this occasion to say that no other
living South Carolinian more willingly
or glad pays tribute to his leadership,
or has a better realization of the inval
uable serice to his people and the
State rendered by this great man in
'76. It was only after the revolution of
1890 that there was anything like free
dem of political utterance and action.
The convulsion which brought this
.about also brought with it an attempt
on the part of those who were in the
minority to withstand the popular
-will; the Haskell movement was based
largely on personal opposition to me
and there was never any question in
regard to the loyalty of those who sup
ported Judge Haskell to the general
principles of Democracy in the nation.
The new constitution adopted in 1895
has eliminated for the. present, the ne
gro majority. The number of negroes
eligible to vote does not exceed 15,000
but is constantly increasing and there
may be a good many thousand who are
~ot registered who would be eligible to
registration. There have been recent
past evidences of Republicanism crop
ping out In South Carolina' in various
directions and there is no doubt that
'we shall soon have a white Republican
party appealing to the negro voters.
"The action of one of your United
States Senators in advocating Republi
can doctrines and voting with that
party on all essential measures, con
rending all the while that he is a Demn
ocrat and he has the right to define
what Democracy means. has brought
things to a foct:s. The Democratic
party in South Carolina-and it is well
understood that the State Is over
whelmingly Democratic-has a right to
be honestly represented in the Senate
-and in the House. and in fact. I do not
believe the Democrats of the State
would Intentionally and willingly elect
any man to office whose Democracy
was unsound, if they knew it. Our
present danger Is Republicanism in the
disguise of Democracy. Therefore the
question has been raised and is now an
issue; and it must be settled as to what
constitutes Democracy and who shall
define it.
"We must have a revision of the
pledge given by candid;:tes which will
make it impossible for any ionorame
man not a Democrat to secure the nom
ination, if we are to keep the 'party
from being stabbed in the back and
not have a repetition of the present
disgraceful state of affairs. At this
time South Carolina has no voice in
Fshaping public matters in the Senate,
or if she has a voice, the votes of the
two Senators are nearly always on op
posite sides of any given proposition.
This is something that does not obtair
in any other Democratic State, and I
know of no way by. which we can
guard against a recurrence of this con
dition except to require all candidates
for the Senate. State officers, Congress
men and other positions of honor and
trust to pledge faith and loyalty to the
doctrines and principles of the party
announced in the State and national
conventions." Senator Appelt spoke
briefly in reply, saying he was gratified.
at receiving as light a castigation ae
he had. His whole fight had been to
keep the Democtatic primary as it is.
"If Tillman's explanations are satisfac
tory to you, all right. I produced the
evidence, and if it is untrue that is fc
you to say, but it w.:i not show that
I have been untruthful."
Tillman concluded with a hand pri
mary on the question, "Guilty or not
guilty." Two hands were raised in the
affirmative and several hundred in the
Some Correspondence.
Senator Tillman said that on April 16
he had written Appelt that he would
be in Manning to answer his charges,
by invitation of citizens. In that let
ter he said:
"I have seen copies of the Maning
Times of Jan. 15 and 22, and I me
these issues of your paper con ~ the
charges referred to. If I am in error,
and there are any others, I desire to
have them in writing. You are the
aggressor in this matter, and prosecu
ting attorney in fact, either in your
own or McLaurin's interest and under
the rules of law and decency, I am en
titled to know of just what I am ac
"If the two issues of the Manning
Times do not contain all of your
charges, then I demand that you give
me any others, so that when I speak
I may be through with the matter.
"A prompt response is requested."
Under the circumstances he would
disregard the usual courtesy that ob
tains among gentlemep and read the
'private" letter that Appeit wrote him
in reply, because he had no right to
answer an official "declaration of war"
with a private communication. Here
is the letter
Hon. B. R. Tillman, Washin'gton, ). C.
Dear Sir: Yours,of yesterday to hand.
Will say that I have no desire what
ever to appear in the role of "prose
cuting attorney" in this nor any other
matter. I have sent you regularly
every week The Manning Times, and in
the issue of January 8 I published your
harsh letter to me, and replied to it in
samI issue.
Igret very much that I have only
one copy of January 8, which is my file
copy, and I cannot send it. I will, how
ever, try to secure one for you. The
charges made by me and so stated,
were based upon newspaper reports,
certificates and your letter. I made
none against you from any personal
knowledge, because I know nothing
Your selecting the day (25) before
the clubs are to elect delegates to the
county convention, I have no doubt is
very gratifying to my opponents, and
I may say yours also, because some
who will make very demonstrative prO
fessions were among the set here who
denounced you two years ago and even
scratched your name at the election.
I was largely instrumental in defeating
them and because of that it is anything
to get even.
If you had modified your letter as I
requested I am sure your feelings to
wards me would not be as they are
now. My purpose in writing you to
modify that letter was to avoid a fight
and a wrangle in our own ranks.
My sole object in the beginning was
to work against any attempt being
made to exclude a white man from the
primary who took the oath to abide the
result and support the nominees of the
primary, and when I started on that
line I did not dream of any personal
estrangement from you.
So far as McLaurin is concerned, I
have never said I would vote for him.
Nor would I if it Is shown convincingly
to me that he is not a Democrat. But
the place to show this is at the regular
campaign meetings. If he is not a
Democrat, notwithstanding my person
al feelings for him, I could not support
him, even if he were my brother.
You may regard it gratuitous on my
part, but I will risk the liberty of say
ing to you that some of those who will
play a prominent part in caring for
you are not your friends and are hop
ing to profit by your coming.
If I can I will secure a copy of the
paper of January 8, but should I f:ii
and on your arrival you will send _sorae
one to my office for it I will loan you
my file copy to read. I do not want to
be unfair or discourteous. In fact. I
have no malice in my heart for yol,
and should you, as I hope you will,
prove that the certificates in my pos
session are falsr' you will find me doing
the manly thing by you.
Very respectfully,
Louis Appel t.
on April 22 Tillman wrote to Appelt
demanding that he furnish him on his
arrival in Manning with copies of the
affidavits of which he spoke in his pa
pr on January 22 or that he have them
read on the stand. He further stated:
"I1 propose to answer you fully Lnd
every one of your lies already pub
lished shall have my attention, but I
must know what the others are before
I. can answer them."
The senator also read the following
letter that he had received from "his
former friend, for God knows," said he,
"I disown him now."
Manning, S. C., Dec. 30, 1901.
Hon. B. R. Til:man, Trenton, S. C.
Dear Sir: Your letter reached me this
evening too late to give it space in my
columns this week, but if you insist
upon it of course I shall publish it in
my next issue.
So far as my meeting you before a
Clarendon audience, for that matter, I
would not be so foolish, for the reason
that I haven't the ability to cope with
you.. The matters which have offended
you, and to which you refer, as you
know, are altogether from statements
which have appeared in ' the newspa
prs and with no pretense-of any per
sinia} knowledge. I regret exceedingly
that you think I never was a friend of
yours. I was, and a most faithful onte,
and my unyielding support to yoiur
cause and to you personally caused a
rupture in my own family which time
has not healed. I was your friend re
gardless of what you may think now.
The fight I am making is for a free
and open primary, one that will permit
any man to go into the primary and
discuss any issue he desir ;,andj I take
it from what I can understand of your
acts that you will use your influence to
prevent those who differ with you on
certain national questions from getting
in the primary. I have commented cn
the charges that have been brought out
against you without ever' once saying
they were true and would not say they
are true unless I had the proof.
Probably in my zeal to keep the prl
mary free for all white men I may.
have allowed myself to take from some
of my ammunition the charges of new
papers and went beyond bounds. Not
withstanding .this I -think your . lan
guage towards me Is not 'merited, but
feel right to punch flad batter me.
I would much prefer not publishing
your characterizations of me, but wiil
do so if you insist, not because you de
mand it, but because I propose to per
mit any man to use my columns that
I have written about.
Now, senator. you are provoked. You
have a way of saying hard things. I
know you and I do not believe you
mean to be as offensive as your lettet
appears. Your rough letter will not
drive me into the Republican party,
or will any action you and those who
think like you take. I was born a
Democrat. raised one, and expect te
die one, and whatever. action. the State
werkand neither will your harsh
language to a man who at Sumter
threw himself between you and a man
by the name of Villancan and saved
you from being disembowelled, cause
a change.
I am a personal friend of Senator
McLaurin, and you goading him has
had something to do with fighting the
attitude you have assumed toward
him. I make no charge but refer to
what is said by others, and if you want
to come to Manning to make a speech,
come ahead. I am certainly not going
to invite you to come here to "cuss"
me out, nor would I, if you were to.
come, attempt to question you, but if'
you want an invitation to come here I
have no doubt that there are others
who would invite you, especially if you
would make known your purpose.
And then, I would not invite you to
abuse me, because I would not care to
stand by and hear language such as
you use in your letter, and woda not.
Therefore if you comc you will have to
do so on the invitation of another, and
I certainly would not obligate myself
to be present.
It was no longer than this day that I
said to a friend: "I do not like the
recent developments at Washington,
and if McLaurin really means to go
over to the Republicans I am done. I
have stood to him and possibly gone
further than I would for any other
man, but I dannot go. with him into the
Republican camp. I am going to quit
popping at old man Ben and let him
and Mac do their own scrapping."
I regard your letter a remarkable
strange coincidence. I shall await your
reply with the hope you will withdraw
it. Yours, etc.,
Louis Appelt.
Tlllman said that The Times of Do
ember 7 contained slanders against
him to the effect that he was a thief.
He had ignored similar accusations
from others. If he took time to answer
the thousands of lies against him he
might grow to the age of Methuselah
without getting to the top of the pile.
Lajole Taken Out of the Game.
Baltimore, Special-While The second
half of the eighth inning of Wednes
day's American League games was be
ing played here, Manager Mack, of the
Athletics, received a telegram from
Philadelphia, stating that the court had
issued a temporary injunction restrain
ing Lajoie from playing for five days.
While Mr. Mack was not advised to
take Lajoie out of the game, he de
cided to do so pending a conference
with counsel.
Memphis Entertains Schley.
Memphis, Tenn., Special.-Rear Ad
miral and Mrs. Schley will arrive in
Memphis from Washington, early'
Sunday evening, and will be the
guests of the city until Wednesday
night. Preparations have been made
for public receptions, river excur
sions and other entertainments.
While here the admiral will be pre
sented with a magnificent silver ser
vice bought with contributions solicit
Finish 4 Oppressive Meat Trust is
in Sight.
A Member of the Combination Gives
Assurance That Prices Are to Re
sume ormal Conditions.'
New York, Special.-Relief is. prom- 1
ised definftely frora the present abnor
mal prices of meats and within a
month they will have reached nearly
or exactly their normal level. This
statement appeared in The Press Mon
day, whijh also said:
"The p'omise of relief was made last
(Sunday) night by Ferdinand Sulzber
ger, 'one of the 'Big Six', when he was
conferilng with the members of the
committee of investigation appointed
by the iRepublican Club, of this city.
While 'this conference was only pre
liminary, to the Important one to be
held in" Washington -with all the meat
'barona', Sulzberger felt called on to
make some definite promise to' the in
sistent ~ommitteemen. 'I can say with
assurance,' he said,. when pressed for
me p Ise of relief,'that in a month j
rom- o prices will have -sought their
'forhner evel, or close to it, and that
lev -11 be found soon thereafter. [
can Make that promise because there
will be. an influr by that time of the
new giss-fe4. -cattle from Texas and
with thousands of them on the marke,
a breal is bound to follow.'
"It a(as learned that the conference
to be. held in Washington will be -held I
next Thursday In a place not yet se- c
lected. 'Those at the conference will be .
C. F. Swift-, Ogden Armour, J. Lyman, f
of Hammond & Co., Edward Morris, of
Nelson Morris & .Co., Mitchael Cudahy
and Ferdinand Sulzberger, of Schwarz
child & -Sulzberger. These men will
confer- in Washington with Attorney'
Gener.al..Q4vis of this State, and Alfred
L. Bujat.; members of .the. committee
appofiit by the Republican sub-com
mittee to investigate the m'eat question
and, as jii prosecution if relief could
note .Qhabned in any. other way."'
e. oue ]
Battd :after devoting an hour to
the 'oas ge of bills by unanimous 1
conseat; ,uspended public business
and for-.the remainder of the after
noon listeped to the tributes to the
memory 'of 'the late Representative
Stokes, of. South Carolina, and the
late- RepiWsentative Crump of Michi
gan. Those who spoke of the public
service of the late Mr. Stokes we're
Messrs. Leever, Eliot, Scarborough,
Johnson- and Talbert, of South Caro
lina; .Havy, of ViVrginia; DeArmond,
-of Missouri; Jenkins, of Wisconsin,
Williams, of Mississippi;. Wadsworth,
of New York; Gilbert, of Kentucky;
Richardson, of ;Tennessee; Lamb, of 4
Virginia; Thomas, of North Carolina,
and Candler, of Mississippi.
A $500,000 Fire. .
Glenn Falls, N. Y., Special.-A disas
trouas fire visited Glenn Falls Sunday,
causing a property 'loss estimated at
over $500,004). The fire started in th'e
clothing store of Webb Brothers, on <
Glenn street, and thence spread to the
large plant of the Joseph Fowler Shirt
and Collar Company, occupying the up
per story of nearly the enf.ire block.
Then, fanned by high wind, the flames
communicated to neighboring build
Ings. The destruction of the Fowler
plant throws nearly 800 operatives out(
of employment and 200 more will be
out of work temporarily. It is thought
the Insurance will nearly cover the
J. Sterling Morton Dead.
Chicago, Special.-Hon. J. Sterling
Morton, former Secretary of Agricul
ture, died Sunday afternoon at the
home of his son, Mark Morton, at
Lake Forest, Ill. For -several weeks
Mr. Morton had been gradually failing.
The nature of his illness had not been
determined and a week ago he was
brought from his home at Nebraska
City to Lake Forest for medical atten
dance. The change brought no im
provement and he failed gradually un
til death came.
Three Killed By Tornado.
Joplin, Mo., Special.-It Is known
that three persons were killed and
about 30 injured in the tornado that
swept through Joplin. Of the injured
perhaps eight were fatally hurt. A
conservative estimate places the to
tal loss- at $100,000. The deaths~were
caused by the flying debris,'or falling
walls. Two of those killed lived on
Moonstone Hill, on the outskirts of
Joplin. The district swept by the tor
nado was about four blocks wide
commencing on the western limits of
the city at Seventeenth street and
ending at Seventh street, on the east
side of the city.
Cholera in Philippines.
Manila, By Cable.-The cholera situ-3
ation in the islands does not show any1
1:npreve'ment. Cases are reportrd
among the American soldiers in the
Cam.arines, provir.ce of Southern Lu
zon, and elsewhere, but so far few
Americans have been attacked and the
disease is mainly confined to natives
and Chinamen In Manila there have
been 555 cases and 449 deaths from
cholera, while the provinces report 1,
599 ca''. and 1.1(19 deaths.
Nlany Matters of General Interest In
Short Paragraphs.
The Sunny South.
Safe prackers secured $2,590 from
;he Bank of Goodlettsville, Tenn.
Oil has been struck within the city
imits of Jellico, :Tenn.
On the body of Orlando Camillo
anks, an alleged train robber, killed
)> a policeman at San Antonio, Tex..
vas found $450 taken from the Great
orthern -express at Wagner, Tex.,
Fiuly 3 last, .
All fire agents at Vicksburo, Miss.,
ruspended business because the city
'efused to reorganize Its Fire De
Eighteen Southern hardware and
nill supply firms organized at Char
eston, S.. C., as the Southern Supply
Lnd Macbinery Dealers.
The United Confederate Veterans
net at Dallas, Tex., with 45,000 visi
ors present.
Five colored children were found
arved to death about 40 miles from
femphis, Tenn., the father having
leserted them.
Admiral Schley has been invited to
isit Mobile, Ala.
Led by Ernest Rowze, a notorious
ail-breaker, 11 prisoners escaped from
all at Princeton, W. Va.
During a quarrel Mrs. Abraham May
bride of four months, shot and killed
ter aged husband at Kingston, Tenn.
Ellis Washington and Phil Wallace,
tegroes, were hanged at Donaldsville,
A., for the murder of Lee Geismar.
A $400,000 hotel is to be built at
forfolk, Va., by Norfolk and Baltimore
Two trainmen were killed ;n a
reight wreck on the Louisville &
Zashville at Riverside, Ky.
At The National Capital.
Governor Dole, of Hawaii, was the
uest of honor at a dinner Thursday
ght in Washington, D. C., given by'
Viliam Haywood.
At The North.
Secr$tary t has arrange4 to.
lbert , iw New York harbor.
Indiana Prohibitionists are holding
heir State Convention at Indiana
lis, Ind.
The ca-ting of a sewer trench at
Iamilton, 0., killed William Hart and
bohn Sander.
Northwestern University, at Chi
ago, Ill., will enter upon broader
ork with a $300,000 endowment fund
text fall.
Burglars attempting to rob the bank
t Eve4eth, Minn., blew the building
and safe to pieces, leaving no trace
if the robbers.
The eastern division of the West
rin Union Telegraph lines is to oe
uperintended after May 1 by B.
3rooks, of Denver, Col.
The boycott started by the Kansas
'ity live stock commission men
Lgainst the stockyards, at Kansas
ity, Mo., was lifted.
Fearing that he was going insane
oseph Holden Sutton, a lawyer's.
lerk In New York, killed himself.
Insane from brooding over a debt,
lbert Fiehn seriously stabbed his
rife and killed himself at Cleveland,
It is proposed to Increase the capital
tock of the New England Telephone
nd Telegraph Company from $20,000,
i0 to $30,000,000.
Edward Townsend was elected presi
lent of the Importers' and Traders'
fational Bank, of New York, vice E.
I. Perkins, deceased.
The bodies of three Italians drowned
month ago were found near Spring
Talley, Ill., in the Illinois River, and
i the person of one of them was
ound $100.
The formation of a sash and blind
ombine at Chicago, Ill., Is denied.
Robbers took $1600 In stamps, $100
n money and $400) In jewlery from the
ost office at Eaton, Ind.
During a saloon row at Detroit, Mich.
wednesday night Edward Hawley, the
proprietor, wtas killed by his brother
The Havemeyers have bought 120
icres of land nea.r Fort Collins, Col., on
which to build a 1000-ton beet sugar
Refused food at Joseph Allen's home,
3pringfield, Ill., a tramp attempted to
lestroy the house with dynamite, but
lid not succeed.
From Across The Sea.
King Edward held a levee at St.
Fames Palace.
Late dispatches confirm the reports
;hat It Is estimated 500 were killed ia
:he Guat4sala earthquake.
Sir Michael Hicks-Beach said the
'louse of Commons that nothing could
e more premature than the rumors in
.ondon about probable peace in South
The Cobden Club issued a manifesto
>rotestng against the British corn du
Bloody riots have occurred at Hel
ingfors, Finland.
Thousands of Belgian strikers are
-esuming work.
Chinese officials begged the court to
-eturn from its pleasure trip on ac
:ount of fears of trouble in Pekin.
Thomas Estrada Palma, President
dlect of Cuba. landed at Gibrara.
Empire State at Charlestn Exposi
New Yorkers Given a Royal R
tion In the Southern City-A -Qrmt
Charleston, 'S. C., Special-The broad
veranda overloolrihg 1ake Juanita and
the open court, doorways and windows
of the New Yor building at the expo
sition 'grounds, wel e crowded Wednes
day by visitors from the Empire State
and thee South to celebrate New-York
Day and hear Governlor Odell speak
Mr. Mead, presideet.ai the New Y9rk
commission, presided and President
Wagner and 4Director General Averill,
of the exposition, bade the visitors wel
come. Governor Odell .was received
with great applause and .it was some,
time before he was alowed to speak.
He said:
"It is our duty as citizens of the va
rious States of our Union to ernestly,
patriotically and without prejudice or
partisanship, support our govTrm9nt
and show to the people of- the world
that while we may differ upon the fea
tures of governmental policy, our re
spect for our flag and our love for our
native land are greater than partisan
ship and broader;than State lines.
"The prosperity and good fame .of
the State depend upon Its equitable and
just treatment of all classes and ill in
dividuals. And the desire of the imost
humble to contribute to the well-being
of the State should be as cordially wel
comed and his interests as thoroughly
protected as those of the most learned
scholar or the multi-millloiaire. Taza
tion without representation, mch're*
the blood of our forefathers, priarr
ciple which lies dormant in r
of our citizens and unequal flst
taxation will be just as strn
ed today, Npt,perhaps with tbs
sliouTd Iernreasured 'ut to Ily1
Rights 'should not be accorded to .ces
porations that are denied to the indi'
vfdual. Both should be permitted to
pursue their proper functions within .
the limitations of our laws, and both
should be protected In doing so.
"Your interests.are ours. Through
the golden gates of commerce of our
greater metropolis we offered you mar
kets for the products of your fields and.
the skill of your mechanics. Cotton is.
no longer king, but humanity and the
love of our fellpwmen are the controll
ing forces which make our great re
public command not only the respect ofv
the natives, but the respect of the civi
lized world." 0
Addresses were made by Speaker
Nixon, of the New York General As
sembly, and Senator Ellsvorth, and the
New York building was then formally
turned over to the exposition authori
ties by President Meade.
Immediately after the exercises, Gov
ernor Odell and party repaired to the
Woman's building, where a luncheon
was given by the woman's department.
'lie night's banquet was a brilliant af
fair, and was given to Governor Odell
at the St. John, by the New York com
mission. While the banquet was In
progress t,he ladles of the New York
party atter ded a reception at the real
dence of Mrs.- Andrew Simonds, on
South Battery.
During the ceremonies at the New
York building, one of the exposition o.o
ficials in Introducing Governor Odell,
said that if "we had to have a Repub
1ican President and President Roosevelt
could not be nominated, Governor Odell
was the man for the place." Again at
the lucheon at the woman's building,
Governor Odell was referred to as "*a
possible President of the United States"
He replied significantly that he ardent
ly hoped to be a delegate to the con
vention that would nominate President
Roosevelt for re-election.
He left here on the Southern train
at 11 o'clock tonight. The members of
his staff and the New York delegation
will, remain in the city until tomorrow.
Minor Mention.
Lightnin-g killed Richard Roan and
Arthur Rogers, 12 and 15 years old,
at Akron, 3.
A life sentence has been given
Charles P.ttzer, Muncie, Ind., who
killed his wife.
After badly wounding his hired
man, Douglas Craft, a wealthy farmer
of Hammond, Ind., blew his own head
off with a gun.,
The jury in the case of Wi11iam
Strother, colored, charged with mur
dering A. Dean Cooper, millionaire, at
St. Louis, Mo., disagreed and was dis
Louis Troja, a wealthy saloon
keeper, was murdered by robbers in .
his saloon in New York.
Toney S. Diesner, former assistant
police clerk, has been Indicted at
Cleveland, 0., charged with em
bezzling $9,000.
A jealous lover of a servant girl is
charged with dynamiting the front
part of the house of Professor E.
Maglott, at Ada, 0.
In a battle between Union Pacific
Rlairoad graders and two colored
highwaymen, near Sherman, Wyo..
one negro was killed and sevetial
graders injured, ,

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