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DISASTROUS, BUT SUCCESFFUL FIGHT. Colonel Stotzenberg and Lieutenant Sisson Killed. Three Privates Also Killed and a Number Wounded. The Cavalry Strnck a Filipino In trenctunent and Were Roughly Dealt With, but Aid Was Sent and the Rebels Driven Out of Their Trenches by Our Troops With Some Loss—Officers and Men Promise Vengeance. MANILA, April 23, 9p. m.—ln an en counter with the Filipinos to-day near Quengua, about four miles northeast of Malolos. seven Americans were killed and forty-four wounded. The follow ing were killed: Colonel John M. Stotzenberg of the Firsit Nebraska, for merly of the Sixth Cavalry. Lieuten ant Sisson (perhaps Lieutenant August Nisson) of the same regiment. Two privates of the Nebraska Regiment. J Three privates of the Fourth Cavalry. Most of the wounded belong to the First Nebraska Regiment. The Filipinos escaped with small loss. 9:30 p. m.—The engagement developed Into a disastrous, though successful fight. The insurgents had a horseshoe trench, about a mile long, encircling a rice field on the edge of a wood. Major Bell, with forty cavairymen, encountered a strong outpost. One of his men was killed and five were wounded by a volley. The Americans retired, carrying their wounded under fire and with great dif ficulty, being closely pursued, fog en abling the enemy to creep up to them. Two men who were carrying a com i rade, were shot in the arms, but they continued with their burden. Major Bell sent for reinforcements to rescue the body of the killed cavalry man and a battalion of the Nebraska regiment under Major Mufford, arrived | and advanced unchecked by volleys from the enemy's trenches. The Americans- lay about 300 yards from the trenches, behind rice furrows, under fire, for two hours. Several men were sunstruck, one dying from the effects of the heat as they lay there for the artillery to come up.. Finally the Second Battalion arrived ! and then Colonel Stotzenl>erg, who had spent the night with his father at Ma nila, came upon the field. The men im mediately recognized him and raised a cheer. Colonel Stotzenberg, deciding to charge as the cheapest way out of the difficulty, led the attack at the head of his regiment. He fell with a bullet in the breast, dying instantly, about 200 yards from the breastworks. Lieutenant Sisson fell with a bullet in his heart, the bullet striking him near the picture of a girl, suspended by a ribbon from his neck. In the meantime the artillery had ar rived and she-lied the trenches. The Filipinos stood until the Nebraska troops were right on the trenches and then they bolted to the second line of entrenchments, a mile back. The Nebraska regiment lost two priv ates and had many wounded, including two Lieutenants. The lowa regiment had several wounded. The Utah regiment had one officer and three men wounded. Thirteen dead Filipinos were found in the trenches. Their loss was com paratively small on account of their safe shelter. The Americans carried the second trench with small loss and are holding the town to-night. Colonel Stotzenl>erg has won a repu tation as one of the bravest fighters in the army. He always led his regiment and had achieved remarkable popularity witta his men since the war began, al though during his first colonelcy the volunteers, who were not used to the rigid discipline of the regular troops, thought him a haid officer. The lose of the Nebraska regiment In the campaign Is the greatest sustained by any regiment, and to-day's disaster has greatly saddened the officers and men, who promise to take fierce ven geance in the next fight. Colonel John If. Stotzenberg was in command of the First Nebraska Volun teer Infantry, as the result of the illness of an officer and the detachment of an other. The First Nebraska men went to Manila in command of Colonel Bratt and under his command took part in.the operations south of Manila against Ma late Fort and the attack and capture of Manila on August Kith. In the selec tion of officers! for civic positions in the organization of the government for the city, planned by Major General Merritt and put into execution by Major Gen" eral Otis, Lieutenant Colonel Colton of the First Nebraska was made Deputy Collector of the Port. Later, Colonel Bratt became ill and was condemned by a medical board. General Otis, or dered him home and then, as he did not care to take Colonel Colton out of the custom house, where he was doing ex cellent work, decided to select some other officer for the command of the regiment. THE RECORD-UNION. Choice fell upon Stotzenberg of the Sixth Cavalry and he was named. At first there was strong opposition from within, the command, many of the other officers, thinking that those in the regular line should be promoted, but that was soon overcome. 'Colonel Stotzenberg endeared himself to every officer and man in the regiment and brought the command to a high state of efficiency. Lieutenant Colonel Col ton still holds his commission with the regiment, but is now collector of cus toms, having succeeded General Whit tier of New York when the latter was relieved as collector. DISPATCH FROM OTIS. Says the Enemy Were Driven With Considerable Loss. WASHINGTON, April 23—The fol lowing message regarding the fight at Quengua was received at the War De partment to-day: Manila, April 23d. Adjutant General, Washington: A reconnoissance on Quengua place, six miles northeast of Malolos, made by Major Bell and a troop of cavalry this morning resulted' in contact and a bat tle in which four battalions of infantry and four pieces of artillery became en gaged. Enemy driven from intrench ment from Quengua with considerable loss; our casualties quite severe. Colo nel Stotzenberg and Lieutenant Sisson, First Nebraska, killed; also several en listed men. Considerable number wounded —not yet reported. OTIS. WASHINGTON, April 23.—Colonel John Miller Stotzenberg of the First Nebraska Infantry". «' nc > held rank of Captain in the regular army, killed in the reconnoissance at Quengua, was born in Indiana November 24, 1808, and appointed a cadet at the Military Academy July, 1877, and graduated No. 41 In his class. He was appointed Second Lieutenant of the Sixth Cavalry in 1881 and became a Captain Decem ber 14, 1898. He served with his regi ment in Arizona from 1887 to 1890, at the close of the latter year participating in the Sioux campaign in the action at Wounded Knee, S. D. He was at Fort Niobrara from 1891 to 18!>4, and then served for a few months at Fort Myer, near Washington, going thence to the infantry and cavalry school at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., where he gradu ated with distinguished honors. Colo nel Stctzenberg then served with his regiment at Fort Leavenworth until De cember, 1597. and from that time to the following April was professor of military science and tactics at the L'ni versity of Nebraska. He was mustered in as a Major of the First Nebraska In fantry May !)th last, and as Colonel of the same regiment November 1, 189 S. He sailed with his regiment for Manila June; l">th. In appearance he was short and slight and had rather an ascetic countenance, partly, perhaps, due to the fact that he was always a very studious man. He was a strict discipli narian, and the recruits he had to break in during the early months of his com mand of the First Nebraska resented his methods so bitterly that they pro cured the passage of a resolution of censure against him through the Ne braska Legislature. Once they became engaged in actual warfare, however, the merits of his course became so ap parent that in response to a very strong demand from the people of the State and the soldiers themselves, the reso lution of censure, by a formal vote, was expunged from the legislative rec ords. WEEKLY DEATH REPORT. General Otis Tells of the Fatalities at Manila. WASHINGTON. April 23.—The fol lowing weekly death report from Gen eral; Otis, received to-day, is as follows: Manila, April 23. 1899. Adjutant General, Washington. Fol lowing deaths' since last weekly report: From wounds in action —April lTith, Joseph Grabowsky, private, Company C. Fourth Cavalry: IBth. Archie A. Aid rich, private. F. First Colorado: 20th, Bruce L. Macey, private, C, First Ne braska. Drowned, accidental. 21st. John Mont gomery, Sergeant, X, Third Artillery. April 23d—Jacob Boyd. Sergeant, X, Fourth Infantry, cariola: Bth, Samuel J. February, private, I, Eighteenth In fantry. 21st. Thomas Gauhle. private. D, Third Infantry. diarrhoea: 20th, Joseph Gompman, private. G. Eight eenth Infantry, malarial fever; sth, B. C. Chandler, private, C, Second Oregon, erysipelas; 20th, Charles M. Parsons, private. M, First Washington. tul>ercu losis; 20th, Jay E. Taylor, private. B, Second Oregon. peritonitis: 21st. Michael Ryan, Sergeant, A, Fourteenth Infantry. OTIS. Casualties at Quengua. WASHINGTON, April 23.—The fol lowing dispatch was received at the (War Department late this evening: Manila, April 23d. Adjutant General, Washington. Cas ualties at Quengua to-day: First Nebraska—Two officers and two enlisted men killed: two officers and twenty-six enlisted men wounded-. Fourth Cavalry—Two men killed and five men wounded. Fifty-first lowa—Seven enlisted men wounded. Utah Light Artillery'—One officer and two enisted men wounded. Total. 49. ! Names in morning. OTIS. MILITIA ORDERED OUT. Fears That the Murderer of a Wo man Will be Lynched. ATLANTA. April 23.—Governor Candler to-night ordered out eight com panies of the Fifth Infantry. State militia, stationed here, to guard the Fulton County Jail in Atlanta. The report reached t'-e Governor dur ing the afternoon that a mob of people from Woolsey and Fayetteville were coming to Atlanta to lynch George W. Kidlin, who murdered Miss Pearl Knott several days ago and who was last night placed in jail here to escape mob law in Fayette County. Cigars Bore Counterfeit Stamps. PUEBLO (Col.). April 23.— J. C. Al lard, deputy revenue collector, has seiz ed In this city 14,000 cigars bearing counterfeit revenue stamps, the cigars having been made in Lancaster, Pa National Good Citizenship League. CINCINNATI. April 23.— An elabo rate program has been prepared by Secretary S. T. Nicholson for the third annual convention here next week of the National Good Citizenship League. SACRAMENTO, MONDAY MORNING, APRIL 24, 1899.-EIGHT PAGES. CITY OF KINGSTON WAS CUT IN TWO. Grossed the Path of the Steamer Glenogle, She Was Coming into ft? Harbor at Tacoma. There Was a Fog Outside and She Probably Misunderstood the Signal of the Big Liner—All the Crew Were Saved and Probably All the Passengers—Selborne School at Sad Rafael Burned and One of the Boys Cremated. TACOMA, April 23.—The steamer Glenogle of the North American Mail Steams hip Company, Tacoma-Oriental line, crashed into the steamer City of Kingston about -1 o'clock this morning off Brown's Point, cutting the City of Kingston in two jusft abalt the boilers. The twelve passengers and the Kings ton's crew of seventy were saved through the prompt action of officers of the Glenogle and Kingston, and two ships lying in the harbor, which lowered boats and assisted' the people on the Kingston to reach the Glenogle. The Kingston is a total loss and the Glenogle is damaged. The hull of thY Kingston sunk - immediately, but her upper works, cut in two, floated. They were beached and at low tide an exam ination will be made to learn whether any passengers were left in their state rooms. A bank of fog hung about Brown's Point this morning. In the harbor it was clear. The Kingston undoubtedly lost her bearings and was in the course of outgoing vessels at the time of the collision. The Kingston was evidently proceeding toward Tacoma under the impression that the Glenogle was lying at the dock. When the Victoria liner rounded the point and the Glenogle loomed up just ahead, the officers were at least momentarily confused. It is stated the Glenogle signaled the Kingston to pass outside, and had this been done the accident would not have occurred. The Kingston's officers were probably unable to distinguish the sig nals, and in attempting to pass inside ran directly across the Glenogle. The Glenogle was acting on the theory that the Kingston would pass outside, as she had been signaled to do so. The result was that both boats were head ed in the same direction and when the Kingston's engines were reversed it brought her directly ahead of the Glenogle. A story is told by one of the passen gers of tne Kingston to the effect that there were eight men seen in the smok ing room of the Kingston just before the collision. It is said only three of these were seen afterward, but there is no confirmation of this story. The smoking- room of the Kingston is forward and is a portion of the upper works now lying on the beach. The Glenogle cut the Kingston in two and the two parts quickly drifted apart. The purser and night watchman went through the decks awakening the/sleep ing passengers and the crew. Many of the crew escaped only in their night clothes while those sleeping more lightly or nearer the deck were able to seize clothes. The Glenogle made fast to the after part of the wreck of the Kingston and started toward the ocean wharf with her in tow. The tug Victoria was sent: off after the forward house and towed it to the beach. The officers of the Kingston got out the life boats and the Glenogle's crew had one of their life boats in the water before the big liner had been stopped. The sound of the crash and the whistles of the two boats aroused the crews on the ships in the harbor. Captain Powles of the James Kerr, loading wheat at elevator A, ordered out a boat and went to the wreck with Chief Mate Dole. The second mate was sent on shore for a tug and the Victor put off to the scene. A boat from the Casta was sent out. The position of the passengers and crew on the Kingston was perilous. The hull filled with water and sunk, but the upper works remained afloat. As the passengers were being taken off one of the masts toppled and fell across the deckhouse, where a num ber were congregated, and the frail structure gave way beneath the weight. A Chinaman was caught in the wreckage, but was afterward rescued. A cabin boy floated off on a piece of wreckage and was picked up by the boats. T. W. Wright, a Tacoma sailor board ing-house master, was, he claims, the only man on the deck of the Kingston at the time of the accident. He said: "I had no trouble climbing from the floating deck to the Glenogle. The hull of the Kingston went down like a shot almost immediately after the collision, the mast disappearing below the sur face like an arrow shot into the water. People came out in all stages of dress and undress and climbed as high above water as they could. Only one man that I saw jumped overboard, but three or four were in the water. I think two women went down in' the hull, but I am not sure of it. It was clear enough to see everything plainly and the trouble seemed to be a lack of caution. The Kingston was not expecting the Glen ogle and got rattled." The Rev. Horace Clappham, rector of Trinity Church, occupied the stateroom struck by the Glenogle's prow and was pinned in the wreckage fcr several minutes, only being released by the parting of the ship. His forehead was cut slightly but he was not seriously hurt. His sitory is as follows: "My cabin was No. 41, almost ex actly amidships on the lower tier of staterooms on the upper deck. I was awake looking out of the window and saw the Glenogle for fully half a min ute before the crash. I saw she was coming straight for me, but felt at first that she would sheer away. "The next moment there was a crash and I was) imprisoned in a pile of splinters. I was pinned fast and strug gled hard to escape. I was certain then I had met death at last and re signed myself to God. "Then as the ships slewed around an opening appeared in the debris and I was freed. I took a piece of board to pry a way out and intended to use it as a life preserver. Reaching the out side I was standing on the walk and had no trouble clamboring aboard the Glenogle." Bruno Lipman, United States Customs- Inspector, was the last man to leave the wreck. Ben Volkenberg, the Captain's "boy," was the hero of the collision. He awoke Captain Anderson by breaking in his dcor. "We're bumped," comically exclaimed Volkenberg. The Captain demanded an explanation, but the boy cut him short with the exclamation that the Kingston was sinking. "Orders, Sir," requested Volkenberg. "Awake the glory hold," returned Captain Anderson, and the "boy" went forward to arouse the sleeping crew. He returned and assisted in getting out the passengersi. A man went overboard arid Volkenberg saved his- life. The City of Kingston was built in Wilmington, Del., for the Hudson River trade. She was bought in 1889 by Cap tain D. B. Jackson, and is now regis tered as owned by W. G. Pearse. She was valued at the time of the accident at $150,000, and is well insured in for eign companies. She was 140 feet long 3.3 feet 5 inches broad and 12 feet deep. Her net ton nage was 097.96. She was one of the most commodious and elegant passen ger steamers in the Northwest, having three decks and stateroom accommoda tions for 300 people. She had been run ning on the Taeoma-Victoria run ever since brought to the Sound and had been selected as the mail boat to Port Townsend when the route is re-estab lished, June Ist. She carried a crew of nearly 70 men, all of whom were ac counted for after the collision. The Glenogle is one of the largest steamers ever in port. She is iron from keel to bridge and this accounts for her fortunate escape in receiving but slight damage in the collision. She is 440 feet long, net tonnage 2,309: horsepower 700; maximum speed 14 knots. The Glenogle made her first trip to Tacoma November 2d. The ship has been in the China-London and China-New York trade for fifteen years, and was famous for carrying the first of the new tea crops to market. The crew numbers seventy-two. SELBORNE SCHOOL BURNED. A Seven-Year-Old Pupil Perished in the Flames. SAN RAFAEL, April 23.—Selborne School for Boys, an Episcopal institu tion located one and a half miles from this place, was destroyed by fire to-day. and one of the pupils, Felix Armstrong, aged 7 years, perished in the flames. The loss on the property Vhich was owned by William Babcock, is $30,000, insurance $20,000. The origin of the fire'ft* unknown. The flames were discovered' in the basement by the Chinese cook arid, fanned by a strong west wind, spread with such rapidity that within forty minutes the three-story frame structure and the gymnasium adjoining were reduced to ashes. There were only ten boys and four teachers in the building at the time the fire broke out but as they were nearly all in the upper story - great difficulty was experienced in effecting their es cape. Two sons of Rev. Mr. Hitchcock, the Principal of the school, were taken from a top window and lowered safely to the ground after heroic work by William and Rudolph Lichtenberg, young men who risked their own lives to save those of the children. Athol Schultz and William Butler, two of the scholars, jumped from a second story window to the ground just as the flames had reached the room in which they were. Fortunately they sustained no serious injury. Felix Armstrong, the boy who lost his life, was burned to death in his bed. He was probably overcome by smoke and perished before he could rise. After the fire was extinguished his body was found in the ruins, so badly charr. d as to be almost unrecognizable. He was the son of Richard Armstrong of Company X, First California Volun teers, now serving on detached duty in the United States Revenue Service at Manila. Selborne school was a fine building architecturally. It was built by Cap italist Babcock, who resides here, pri marily that his son might enjoy edu cational advantages near at home, but it had scarcely been completed before the boy died. Since then the super stitious have regarded it as a place over which ill-fortune was impending. WEATHER CONDITIONS, Favorable for Showery Weather North of Tehachapi, SAN FRANCISCO. April 23.—Weath er conditions and general forecast. The following are the seasonal rain falls to date as compared with those of same date last, season and rainfall in last twenty-four hours: Last This Last Station. 24 hours. Season. Season. Eureka 0.00 31.59 31.13 Red Bluff Trace 19.29 12.71 Sacramento 0.00 i.j.91 8.87 San Francisci 0.'3 15.41 7.75 Fresno 0.00 0.62 4.16 San Luis Obispo. .0.00 14.82 6.06 Los Angeles 0.00 4.73 5.28 San Diego 0.00 4.73 5.28 Yuma 0.00 ■ 1.34 1.63 San Francisco data: Maximum tem perature 51. minimum 43, mean 47. The weather is generally cloudy and threatening over the Pae fie Slope. Lig t rain fell at San Francisco, Red Bluff, Eureka, Point Reyes and Mount Tam alpais in California, and at Roseburg and Fort Canby. The pressure has fallen over the northern portion of the Pacific Slope and risen over the southern. An area of low pressure is central in Utah and Southeastern Nevada while the highest pressure is in the Britisih possessions north of Montana The temperature fell over California. Nevada, Arizona and Southern Utah; elsewhere it bas risen. Conditions are favorable for showery weather north of the Tehachapi Mon day. A Lineman Injured. STOCKTON, April 23.—John Hunter, a lineman, was brought to Stockton this afternoon on tihe 1:10 train with both bones of both legs broken between the knee and the ankle, and the bones of one ankle also fractured. While stretching a wire five miles the other side of Bethany a pole broke and fell on him. NEGRO BURNED AT THE STAKE. How Georgians Punished a Ravisher. Two Thousand People Witnessed His Execution. Murdered the Husband Before He Assaulted the Wife, and People Have Been Hunting for Him More Than a Week—Claimed That He Was Instigated to the Murder by a Negro Preacher. NEWNAN (Ga.), April 23.—1n the presence of nearly 2,000 people who sent aloft yells, of defiance and shouts of joy, Sam Hose, a negro, who commit ted, two of the basest acts known in the history of crime, was burned at the stake in a public road, one and a half miles from this city. The torch was applied to the pyre, the negro deprived of his ears, fingers and other portions of his anatomy. The negro pleaded pit ifully for his life while the mutiLation was going on, but stood the ordeal of fire with surprising fortitude. Befoi* •the body was cool it was cut to pieces, the bones were crushed into small bits and even the tree upon the wretch met his fate was torn up and disposed of as souvenirs. The negro's heart was cut in several pieces as was also his liver. Those un able to obtain the ghastly relics direct, paid their more fortunate possessors extravagant sums for them. Small pieces of bone went for 2a cents, and a bit of the liver crisply cooked sold for 10 cents. As soon as the negro was dead there was a tremendous struggle among the crowd which had witnessed his tragic end to secure the souvenirs. A rush was made for the stake and those near the body were forced against it and had to fight for their freedom. Knives were quickly produced and the body was soon dismembered. One of the men who lifted the can of kerosene to the negro's head is said to be a native of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. His name is known to those who were with him, but they re fused to divulge it. The mob was composed of citizens of Newnan, Griffin, Palmetto and other towns in the country roundabout New nan. General Atkinson met the mob as he was returning from church and appeal ed to them to let 'the law take its course. A member of the mob was seen to draw a revolver and take aim at Gen eral Atkinson, who in speaking said he would testify against the members of the mob, but he was disarmed. Before being put to death the negro stated that he had been paid .Sl2 by Lige Strickland, a negro preacher at Palmetto, to kill Cranford. To-night a mob of citizens is scouring the coun try for Strickland, who has left his home. Sam House killed Alfred Cranford, a white farmer near Pametto and out raged his wife ten days ago. Since that j time business in that part of the State j has been suspended, the entire popula- I tion turning out in an effort to capture him. He successfully eluded pursuit until discovered near Macon. Governor Candler has been asked to send troops here to preserve order for a day or two, as it is feared the negroes i may wreak vengeance, many threats to that effect having been made. Hose has been on the farm of Jones Bros., between Macon and Columbus, since the day after he committed his horrible crime. His mother is employ ed on the farm and he 41ed to her cabin for refuge. The Jones brothers were not aware of the crime until a few days ago and were not sure that he was the much wanted Saturday morning one of the Jones boys met Hose, and as he was talking to him noticed that his "ginger" face was ebony black. Con vinced that the negro had been blacken ed to escape detection and that he was the man for whom the authorities had been scouring the country, they deter mined to arrest him. This morning they brought the negro into Macon and put him aboard a train with the inten tion of bringing him to Atlanta. At Griffin some one recognized Hose and sent word to Newnan, the next sta tion, that the negro was on the train. When Newnan was reached a great crowd surrounded the train and pushed into the cars. The Jonesi brothers were told that the negro could be delivered to the Sheriff of Campbell County there and that lit was not necessary to take him to Atlanta. This was acceded to, and he was taken off the train and marched at the head of a yelling, shouting crowd of white people to the jail. Here they turned him over to Sheriff Brown, taking a receipt for the pris j oner, thus making themselves sure of the .$250 reward offered for his arrest. Word was sent to Mrs. Cranford at Palmetto to come to Newnan to make sure of the identification. In stoma way the news of the arrest leaked ou! and spread rapidly. From every , house in the little city came the occu pants and a good-sized crowd was soon gathered about the jiail. Sheriff Brown was importuned to give up the prisoner and finally turned the wretch over to the waiting crowd. A procession formed quickly and Hose was marched at its head to the public square. Governor Atkinson of Georgia, who lives in Newnan. came hurriedly on the scene and standing in a buggy, impor tuned the crowd to let the law take its course. "The law will take its course," said he, "and I promise you it will do so quickly and effectively. Do not stain the honor of the State with a crime such as you are about to perform." Judge A. D. Freeman, also of New nan. spoke in a similar strain. The assemblage heard the words of the two speakers in silence, but the instant their voices had died away shouts of "On to Palmetto," "Burn him." "Think of his crime." were heard on all sides and the march was' resumed. Mrs. Cranford's mother and sisters are residents of Newnan. The mob was headed in the direction of their house and in a short time reached the McEl roy home. The negro was marched in the gate and Mrs. McElroy called to the front door. She at once identified Hose and her verdict was agreed to by her daughter. "To the stake," was again the cry. Several men wanted to burn himi in Mrs. McElroy's yard. To this she ob jected and the mob, complying with her wishes, sitarted for Palmetto. Just as tittey were leaving Newnan word was brought that the 1 o'clock train from Atlanta was bringing 1,000 people to Palmetto. This was thought to be a regiment of militia and the mob at once decided to burn the pris oner at the first favorable place rather than be compelled to shoot him when the militia put in an appearance. The mob, which now numbered nearly 1,500 people, hurried along the road way. A line of buggies and vehicles of all kinds, their drivers fighting for position in line, followed the proces sion, at the head of which, closely guarded, marched the negro. One and a half miles out of Newnan a halt was made. A little to the side of the road was a strong pine tree and up to this the negro was marched, his back placed to the tree and his face to the crowd which jostled closely about him. Here for the first time he was allowed to talk. He said: "I am Sam Hose. I killed' Alfred Cranford, but I was paid to do it. Lige Stiickland, the negro preacher at Pal metto, gave m© $12 to kill him." At this a roar went up from the mob. The intelligence imparted by Hose was spread among them. "Let him go on; tell all you know about it," came from the mob. The negro, shivering like a leaf, con tinued his recital. "I did not outrage Mrs. Cranford. Somebody else did that. I can identify therm. Give me time for that." The mob would hear no more. The clothes were torn from the wretch in an instant. A heavy chain was produced, wound around the naked body of the terrified negro and clasped by a lock at his neck. He said not a word at this proceeding, but a moment later, at the sight of half a dozen knives flashing in the hands of members of the mob, he sent up a bloodcurdling yell. In an other moment a hand grasping a knife shot out and one of the negro's ears dropped into another's hand ready to re ceive it. Hose pleaded pitifully for mercy and begged his tormentors to kill him quickly. His cries were unheeded. His other ear was cut off. Then his fin gers, one by one, were severed from his hands and passed among the members of the maddened crowd. Tbe shrieking negro was quickly relieved of other por tions of his anatomy. "Come on with the oil," now cried someone, and almost immediately a huge can of kerosene oil was placed at the foot of the tree where the negTo, his body covered with blood from head to foot, was striving and tug ging at his chains. The can was lifted over the negro's head by three or four men and its contents poured over him. By this time a good supply of brush, pieces of firewood, etc., had been placed about the negro's feet. This pyre was thoroughly saturated and a match ap plied. A flame shot up and spread quickly over the pile of wood. As it licked the negro's legs he shrieked once more and began tugging at his chains. As the flames crept higher and the smoke entered his eye® and mouth, Hose put the stumps of his hands to the tree back of him and with a terrific plunge severed the upper portion of the chain which bound him to the tree. His body, held to the tree only as far as the thighs, lunged forward, thus escap ing the flames, which roared and crackled about his feet. One of the men nearest the burning negro quickly ran up, pushing him back, saying, "Get back into the fire," quickly coupled the disjointed links of the chain. The road for a distance of half a mile on each side of the burning negro was black with people. The crowd sur rounded the stake on all sides, but none of those nearer than 100 feet of the center were able to see what was going on. Yell after yell went up. The torch was applied about 2:30 o'clock and at 3 o'clock the body of Sam Hose was limp and lifeless, his head hanging to one side. The body was cut to pieces. The crowd fought for places about the smoldering tree and with knives secured such pieces of his carcass' as did not fall to pieces. The chain was severed by hammers, the tree was chopped down and such pieces of the firewood as had not burned, were carried away as scuvenirs. STORY OF THE CRIME. The Atlanta "Constitution" Asks Critics to Reflect Upon It. ATLANTA (Ga.), April 23.—The "Constitution" wJH Bay to-morrow: The |?rrible expiation which Sam Hose was forced to pay for his crime will arouse a flood of discussion, carried on by those who know the facts on the one side and by those who do not care for facts on the other. But while the form of this criminal punishment cannot be upheld, let those who are disposed to criticise't look into the facts—and by these facts, temper the judgment they may render An unassuming, industrious and. harl working farmer, after his day's toil, sat at his evening meal. Around h'm sat wife and children, happy in the presence of the man who was fulfilling to them every duty imposed by nature. At peace with the world, serving God and loyal to humanity, they looked forward to the coming day. Noiselessly the murderer, with up lifted arms advanced from the rear and sank his ax through the brain of the unsuspecting victim. Tearing the child from the mother's breast, he flung it into the pool of blood oozing from it® father's wound. Then began the culmination which has dethroned the reason of the people of Western Georgia during the past week. As critics will howl about the lynching, the "Constitution" will be pardoned for stating the plain facts. The wife was seized, choked, thrown upon the floor, where her clothing lay in the blood of her husband, and rav ished. Remember the facts. Remember the dark night in the country home. Re member the slain husband, and alK>ve all, remember that shocking degrada tion which was inflicted by the black beast, his victim swimming in her husband's warm blood as the brute held her to the floor. Keep the facts in mind. • When the picture is painted of the ravisher in flames, go back and view that darker picture of Mrs. Cranford, outraged in the blood of her murdered husband. (Continued on Seventh Page.) WHOLE NO. 18,087. PERRY BELMONT'S LETTER TO BRYAN. Sums Up the Controversy Between Them, Says it Was Begun by No Wish or Word of His. Says the Influence of Populism Over the Democratic Party is to be Condemned—Belmont Claims That He Was Misrepre sented and That Bryan Has Evaded Questions Asked by Him and Capable of Affirmative or Negative Reply. NEW YORK, April 24.—Following la the full text of the letter written by- Perry Belmont to William J. Bryan in relation to the controversy that haa arisen between them: New York, April 20th. Hon. W. J. Bryan—Dear Sir: Tha dispute we are in over the Chicago platform was not begun by any word o» wish of mine. You were invited to dine with the Democratic Club on the anni versary of Jefferson's birthday, which the club has heretofore celebrated. In stead of accepting or declining the invi tation, you asked my present opinion of the Chicago platform of three years' ago. I replied for the club that indi vidual opinions had nothing to do with the invitation. Thereupon you sent U> me a personal letter describing me as a Republican masquerading as a Demo crat, as unfit to celebrate the anniver sary of Jefferson's birthday because I condemned the Chicago platform and your candidacy, and altogether display ing an undisguised intention to be of fensive while ostensibly answering a dinner invitation. Had more consideration been given to your accusation you, would have seem that those who endeavor to persuade) the Democracy to use the more or less discarded inventions of Republicans are the masqueraders, and not those who stand in the old paths hallowed by the footsteps of Jefferson, Madison and Jackson. POPULISM ONCE REPUBLICANISM. Influence of Populism over the Dem ocratic party is to be condemned, be cause the Populists promote repudia tion of debts by advocating the issue of Government unlimited, unredeemable lull legal tender paper dollars. Popu lism assails not only wealth organized in the hands of corporations, syndicates and trusts, which when so held is too often unscrupulous, corrupt and oppres sive. But Populism goes farther; it assails wealth in the hands of individ uals honorably acquired and used, sal aries and wages. Republicans invented the full legal tender greenback, put the invention on the statute books in 1862 against a united Democratic vote, packed the Su preme Court with Republican Judges to reverse a previous condemnation of the legislation by a Democratic bench. It was by Democratic conventions throughout the country that this enact ment was denounced. Republicans in Congress later on re fused to keep the promise to pay and cancel greenbacks, and by refusal made them of changing value in the markets and in payment of debts as the Demo cratic platform of 1876 declared. Republicans created the national banking system and by a 10 per cent, tax on the circulation of notes of State banks, drove out of existence all State institutions issuing bank notes, which issue a Democratic Supreme Court had decided was their constitutional right. The Democratic national convention of ISO 2 urged the repeal of thait tax. Republicans in Congress put an end in 1873 to free bimetallic coinage. Republicans, led by Sherman in the Treasury and Allison in the Senate, in 1878 substituted for Bland's restoration of free bimetallic coinage, which had passed the House, the Allison law au thorizing the Treasury to purchase sil ver bullion in limited quantity and to coin it only for the Government into full legal tender slyer dollars. Under this influence silver parted company with gold. Then the gold price of sil ver bullion was $1.15; now it is less than 60 cents*. Republicans, led by President Harri son, in 1890 reopened the silver ques tion, doubled the quantity of the Treas ury silver purchases, intending therehy to absorb the whole American product and lift the price «f silrver. Then sil ver was .$1.05 an ounce. BIMETALLISM AND INTRINSIC PARITY THE DEMOCRATIC POLICY' IN 181)2. It was the Democracy of New York which denounced the Sherman sliver legislation as a ''cowardly makeshift." a phrase so apt and true that It was adopted by the Democratic national convention which made the goal of Democratic effort: 1. Repeal of the Sherman silver law of 1890, which repeal you resisted in Congress by speech and vote. 2. The use of both gold and silver as standard money. 3. Coinage of both metals without discrimination against either. 4. The dollar units of coinage equal in intrinsic and exchangeable value. 5. That value to be adjusted in one of two ways, to-wit: either by interna tional agreement or by such "safe guards" of congressional legislation as will insure— 6. The maintenance of the parity of the two metals, and the equal power of every dollar at all times in the markets and in the payment of debits. In the law repealing the Sherman sil ver enactment Congress inserted the substance and. legal effect of the Demo cratic platform of 185)2. "A safe sys tem of bimetallism" was thus proclaim ed by Congress to be the object of tha United States, and the only essential change from the Democratic platform of 1892 was a substitution of "parity in the value of the coin® of the two metals" for "parity of the two metals." "Parity." always "parity." was thet test. THE ORIGIN OF THE REVERSAL (Continued on Eighth Page.)