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LXDIAXAPOLIS, WEDNESDAY 3IORXIXG, OCTOBER 1001.
PRICE 2 CKXTS EVERYWHERE.
detail of Tin: killing f runs-
IDKM M'KI.M-I'.VS ASSASSIN.
iffn(frn Hundred Volt of Electric
ity Sent Through the rrUnncr
Ilodr Three Time.
AN AUTOPSY PERFORMED
JirtAIX rOl'NTl TO II K SLIGHTLY
AflOVK NORMAL CONDITIONS.
All OrRNn In Healthy State, and
Nothing DlscoTereil That Indl
ralfd 'Wenk Mentality.
BODY AT ONCE DESTROYED
ri.uF.n i a iiavr ami strong
acid roniKD ovkii it.
All Clothing nil Personal Effects
IlnrnrH-flrother and Ilrother-In-I.niv
.Not Permitted to Sec Body.
AUHL'RX, X. Y.. Oct. 20 As announced
In extra editions of the newspapers (in
cluding the Journal) this morning. Ieon F.
Czolgoez. the assassin of President Mc
Kinley, was electrocuted at 7:12:.t0 o'clock
this morninR. Just before he was killed
he said he was not sorry for his crime, hut
regretted he could not see his father before
he died. "I killed the President," he said,
"because he was an enemy of the Rood peo
pI,of the Rood working people." After
three contacts of the electric current he
was pronounced d ad. Aside from the
doomed man's brief statement, there were
no scenes different from those attending
the electrocution of any criminal. Rev.
Cordello Herriek, chaplain of the prison,
was In the death chamber, ready for any
call that might he made for his services.
He was not wanted by the prisoner, how
ever, and sat quietly in the rear of the
chamber throughout the execution.
Electrician Davis made this statement as
to the execution: "I used 1.7)0 volts of elec
tricity, turning it into the body at full volt
age for neven seconds and then slowly re
ducing it for forty-live seconds. Then I
threw the full voltage on again for eight
seconds. Then, at the suggestion of Dr.
MacDonald. I turned it on agola for a few
seconds. I did not think there was any
necessity for the third contact, and the
lack of resistance shown when it was ad
ministered proved th.it life was extinct.
The body showed eight amperes of resist
ance. That Is a little more than would be
Kiven by a larger or stouter man. where
th" current could have more chance to
percolate. It was as successful an execu
tion as I ever operated at in all my experi
ence." When the body of Czolgoez had been re
moved from the room where he was killed
to the autopsy table Auburn rrison re
turned to tli routine of Its ordinary life.
The prisoners, who had been kept locked
In their cells, were released at 7:13 o'clock
and prison work was resumed at once.
There was no excitement among the con
victs. Scarcely a hundred people had gath
ered outside the prison Rate to watch the
witnesses enter ami wait until they reap
peared. The witnesses dispersed quickly,
some of them leaving for their homes as
early as 9 o'clock.
Naturally almost the entire attention of
the physicians assigned to hold the autopsy
was directed towards discovering if possible
whether the assassin was in any way men
tally Irreponsible. The autopsy was con
dinted by Dr. Carlos F. MacDonald. K. A.
Spitzka and Prison Physician Gerin. The
top of the head was sawed off through
the thickest part of the skull, which was
found to be of normal thickness, and it was
the unanimous opinion after a microscopical
examination that the brain was normal or
slightly above normal. This demonstrated
to the satisfaction of the physicians that
In .no way was Czolgoez s mental condi
tion, except as It mlKht have been per
verted, responsible for the crime. , The
autopsy was computed shortly before noon,
when the surgeons Issued the following
brief statement :
"The autopsy was made by Mr. Edward
A. Spitzka. of New York, under the imme
diate supervision and direction of Dr. Car
los F. MacDonald. of New York, and Dr.
John Gerin. prison physician. The autopsy
occupied over three hours and embraced
a careful examination of all the bodily
organs, including the brain. The examina
tion revealed a perfectly healthy state of
all the organs, including the brain. All
of the physicians who attended the execu
tion were present at the autopsy, and all
concurred in the findings of the examiners."
A longer rejort prepared this afternoon
by the surgeons related entirely to the
brain and was of a highly teennieal char
acter. After scientifically describing to the
minutest detail the brain of the dead mur
derer, the report continues as follows: "No
anomalies found. The brain in general is
well developed, sufficiently marked with
fissures, and the lobes are in normal pro
portion." Tin: body destroyed.
After the autopsy the body was placed in
a black-stained pine coffin, every portion of
the anatomy being replaced under the su
pervision of Dr. Gerin and Warden Mead.
Shortly afterward it was taken to the
prison cemetery and an extraordinary pre
caution taken to completely e'errroy it. A
few day ago. under the warden's order, an
experiment was made to determine the
power of quicklime in the destruction of
flesh and bone, which was not satisfactory.
Warden Mead, who conferred with some of
the physicians present, determined, in con
junction with Superintendent Collins, that
the purpose of the law was the destruction
of the body, and that it was necessary to
use quicklime for that end. Accordingly,
a carboy of acid was obtained and poured
upon trie body i.i the eoflln after it had
b-.n lowered into the grave. Straw was
u.e in the four corners of the grave as the
nrth was put in to give vent to such gases
as might form. It i the belief of the phy
sicians that the body will entirely dis
integrated within twelve hours. During
that time, and as long as deemed neces
sary, a guard will be kept over the un
marKed grave. The clothing and personal
effects of the assassin were burned, under
direction of Waiden Mead, shortly after
Walde k Czolgoez ami Wal.lek Thomas
Bandowski. brother and brother-in-law of
1 1 1 - ;i.i"-in, called at the prison at Z
o r lo k this afternoon. They sent word into
Warden Mead that they wi.-hed to see the
body of Leon Czolgoez. The warden told
them that the body h.'d ! en buried for
more than an hour, and tl at if they wished
be would vend a guard to guide then to the
gtavc. They answered that they did Hot
(arr to go to the ceineterv. but that they
were anxious to arrange for the collection
of the insurance on the life of the dead
murderer and aked that a certificate of
death be given to them. The warden prom
ised them a certificate and they departed.
The insurance about which they talked is
supposed to be in a fraternal society to
which the murderer belonged.
hi: avas i vrm run l.
Cxolcnex Said to Have Hern nn An
mi In In n Small Way.
AFRFRN. N. Y.. Oct. 2?.-In his inter
view with Superintendent Collins last night
Czolgoez made another explanation of his
visit to Chicago just before h went to
Buffalo, but later admitted that he had
lied. He said that when he reached Chi
cago a boy. whom he did not know, ap
proached him at the depot and handed him
a packet of monev. He said the money whs
for use on the Buffalo trip, but that he
never knew who sent it to him. or the
identity of the lad who delivered it. He
then explained that most of the meetings
of Anarchists that he attended at Cleveland
were held in saloons designated by an
Half an hour later, when the superin
tendent called In the brother and brother-in-law
of the prisoner, he brought the sub
ject up again and said: "How about that
money you got at Chicago?"
"What money." asked the prisoner.
"Why. the money you told me about here,
earlier in the evening." said the superin
tendent. "Did I tell you that? I have forgotten if
I did. I did not get any money If I said
so It was not true."
Another demonstration of the many false
hoods told by the prisoner was furnished
bv Waldek Czolgoez. He positively assured
Warden Mead that his brother Leon could
read and write. In direct contradiction of
the oft-repeated claim of the prisoner that
he was illiterate.
s i : i: m i n f i l v im) i f i ' k n i: n t.
Little Emotion Shown by Member of
Ihr Am na nit ln F'amily.
CLEVELAND. O., Oct. 29,-Paul Czolgoez.
the father of the assassin, two brothers
and several neighbors were In the local
office of the Associated Press when the
eletrocutlon of President McKinley's slayer
was announced. The same seeming Indif
ference that has characterized the members
of the family was maintained to the end,
and when the statement that Leon Czolgoez
ha-d been put to death was told to the father
In Polish his fingers twitched nervously for
a minute or so. a suspicion of a tear was
seen to come Into his dark eyes, and he
made a reply in Polish to a friend, who
acted as interpreter. The old man's state
ment was to the effect that inasmuch as It
had to be it were better that It Is all over.
When told of Leon's regret that he had not
seen his father the parent replied that had
he been asked to go to Auburn he would
have done so. but the news from Auburn
was never reassurrlng, and the father felt
that he was not wanted, hence he remained
at home. The old man said finally that he
would not have been a witness to the killing
of his son. for the scene would have been
too much for his parental heart.
Cxolgocs Hanged In Effluy.
NEW YORK. Oct. 2!. Czolgoez was
hanged In effigy at Hempstead, Long island,
to-night with elaborate ceremonials amid
hisses, cat calls and groans. Moses A.
Baldwin, of post No. 41, G. A. R.. marched
with the elaborately constructed efllgy to
Smith's Hotel, where It was swung up into
a tree and many pistol shots were tired at
it. Kockets. Roman candles and red tire
were burned, and under the swinging eftigy
a fire of tar barrels was started. Then
amid the cheers of the thousand or more
persons who had gathered the efhgy was
cut down and allowed to drop Into the lire,
where It was consumed.
Shoemaker Painted rteil.
PLYMOUTH. Wis., Oct. 2. Henry Dor-
mier, a shoemaker, about fifty years of
age. was handled roughly by a mob to
night and given a coat of red paint. It is
said he expressed sympathy for President
MOST SAVED FROM PRISON
NEW YORK SI 'PnEMR COl'HT JUS
TICE 31 AC I. FAN TO THE RESCUE.
Noted Anarchist Granted a Certificate
of Reasonable Doubt In Order
to Stay the Sentence.
NEW YORK. Oct. 20. Justice MacLean,
In the Supreme Court to-day granted a cer
tificate of reasonable doubt In the case of
John Most, editor of the Freiheit, an
Anarchist paper, in order to stay his sen
tence of twelve months' Imprisonment for
the ptiblication of an article entitled "Mur
der vs. Murder." which appeared on the
day of President McKinley's assassination.
Justice MacLean says the only proof to
support the judgment is that Most pur
loined an article, expressing certain senti
ments, written by another half a century
ago, and published it as his own "In a
paper professedly of some circulation, but
which circulation is shown by the sale of
but a single copy, that purchased by the
police, probably for the purpose of prosecu
tion." He further says that -it may be
doubted reasonably whether the Judgment,
even with that support, should stand, as
plagiarism is not a criminal offense under
the laws of the United States. "It is not
shown." says Justice MacLean. "that tho
defendant's expression of borrowed senti
ment has worked injury to any individual
by falsifying any fact, or to the public
peace or health, or that his acts were at
tended with circumstances likely to disturb
or endanger the public peace or health."
The justice says also the contention that
the publication has openly outraged pub
lie decency rests solely upon the language
of the article itself, and that the Indecency
repressed by the law relates rather to
action and words which nature and pro
priety require to be concealed and sup
pressed and to public displays, sale and ex
hibition of evil books or prints. "The in
decorum of this pilfered screed." says Judge
MacLean, "is of another sort. It prates of
humanity, immorality and morality, reason
and conscience, but carries no suggestion
of the obscene." The utterances. Justice
MacLean says, do not come within the
meaning of the section of the code under
which Most was prosecuted.
ROBBED OF $9,000.
Jeweler Who Drnnk with Three Jlen
mid Shotted Iii Money.
WINSTON-SALEM. N. C. Oct. 20. Wil
liam Richon, a Jeweler, of Chicago, arrived
here Monday, accompanied by Iiis wife.
Three men giving their names as H. T.
Hammond. William Schade and James
Pinckley arrived on the same day and
stayed at the same hotel, registeiing from
Washington, D. C. Mr. Richon claims he
was robbed last night of over ?: and
to-day he had the three Washington men
arrested on the charge of robherv. Mr.
i Richon drank with the three men last night
and during a discussion all of them showed
j how much money they had. Schade, one of
' the Washington men. gave a $" bond to
day for his appearance before the mayor.
A sack containing several hundred dollars
in silver was found in his possession. The
other two nun were committed to jail.
MR. SCHWAB'S TOUR.
Inillnnn In licit Cltlc to II r Visited
h- the Steel Mnunntc.
MILWAUKEE. Oct. 2. Charles M.
I S hwab. president of the United States
! Steel Corporation, accompanied by a party
j of men whose names are intimately aso
j ciated with the steel manufacturing ind-is-
iry. maoe a lour 01 inspection 01 me May
view pl.int to-day. Mr. Schwab refused to
be interviewed on the proposed new Steel
corporation, which, it is said, will have a
capital of j:.iMi,ui.uii i,ti ,,f which H. C.
Frick is spok'-n of as presld. nt. Mr!
Schwab and party left nftr the insji c'io;i
oTi a ?-pK lal train, and among other places
will visit Muncie. Anderson and Elvvood.
Ind.. Lora in and Cleveland, O.. and New
STILL UNDER FIRE
HEAR ADMIRAL SCIII.CY noMnARD
i:i) II Y CAPTAIN LKMLV,
Who Spent AH Yenterdny Trying; to
Find a Weak Plnce In the Defence
of the Popnlar Officer.
VOLLEYS OF QUERIES TIRED
FROM Tili; LEGAL I1ATTKIUKS OF
THE MAVAL JIT) (iE AI1VOCATE,
Rut n Serloti Rrcnk Mnde In the Atl
mirnl' Armor, Tliotijcli the I"Ire
Wan C'onrentrntod at Times
GREW TESTY ONCE OR TWICE
WHEN INTERROGATIONS OF A PRE
VIOLS DAY WKRH REPEATED.
Lemly'a Question! Mninly on the ConL
ingr Probien and the So-Called
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29. The cross-cx-amwiation
of Admiral Schley was continued
throughout the session of the court of
Inquiry to-day. The progress made was
exceedingly slow. Practically the whole
day was consumed In questioning the ad
miral about the cruise from Cienfuegos
to Santiago and the motives and influences
that governed him In turning back after
his sijuadron had arrived In the vicinity
of the latter port. This latter branch of
the cross-examination had not been con
cluded when the court adjourned. The
blockade at Santiago, the reconnoissance
on May 31 and the battle of July 3 still
remain to be covered. It is hardly proba
ble the judge advocate can conclude before
adjournment to-morrow. After he finishes
quite a number of questions prepared by
the members of the court will be sub
mitted. The judge advocate in conducting the
cross-examination used a carefully pre
pared typewritten list of questions. They
called for comparison of statement Ad
miral Schley had made, either in his direct
testimony, in his communication , to the
Senate or in his dispatch to Admiral Samp
son or the Navy Department; with the tes
timony of witnesses who have preceded him
and the logs and signal books of the other
vessels of the fleet. The questions were
not asked In chronological order, but
jumped from one subject to another and
from one stage of the campaign to an
other. Throughout the strain to which the wit
ness naturally was subjected while under
examination, the admiral retained his cus
tomary composure. Only once or twice did
he display impatience or weariness. At
one point when asked a question he replied
that he hail been asked the same question
yesterday, at the same time telling what
his reply had been then. On another oc
casion when he was being searchingly in
terrogated as to his distance from shore
at Cienfuegos and as to whether the dis
tances were a matter cf record he re
sponded rather tartly: "Oh, no. I did not
know they ever would become a matter of
such great importance, or I phould have
plotted them and made a memorandum, as
1 should of many other things."
LEMLY'S MAIN EFFORTS.
The main points to which the cross-examination
was directed to-day were the
ability of the ships to coal off Cienfuegos
and the reasons for vrhat Is known as the
"retrograde movement." The latter point
was dwelt upon with much emphasis and
detail and had not been disposed of fully
when the court adjourned. The admiral
gave three reasons for turning back; first,
the statement of Captain Sigsbee, who com
manded the scout ship St. Paul, that the
enemy was not in Santiago; second, the
opinion of Nunez, the pilot, that the en
trance was too narrow and shallow for
the Spanish ships to enter, and third, the
ambiguity of the department's telegram.
In the course of the cross-examination the
adndral said he regarded the department's
dispatch rather as a suggestion than as an
explicit order, a suggestion which he car
ried out after the sea had abated and the
coal supply of the ships had been replen
ished. Before resuming the cross-examination
of Admiral Schley to-day Judge Advocate
Lemly announced that, with the consent
of counsel for the other side, the signal
books of the New York for May IS and
10 and July 2 and 3. and the Brooklyn's for
May IS and 19 to June 2. Inclusive, and July
2 and 3 would be included in the record.
He explained that May IS and 13 were the
day before and the day on which the New
York left Key West. The judge advocate
then asked tho admiral a string of ques
tions regarding the trip to Cienfuegos and
events there, but developed nothing of im
portance until he put this query.
"Had Cervera's fleet appeared during the
nights you were at Cienfuegos, either com
ing out or coming in from seaward what,
under your instructions, would your fleet
"Knocked them out." A stir in court.
"What were your instructions?"
"To follow the flag instructions given at
"What wore your written instructions?"
"There were none. I don't consider that
the regulations or customs required writ
"Is it not the unwritten law at sea in
the navy that the vessels In squadron shall
follow the flag?"
"Yes. except under certain circum
"Well a vessel tnUht see one of the
enemy's ships drop out and follow to at
tack her. That might be one of the circum
stances." "Rut the rule Is to follow the flag?"
The coaling question was taken up again
and the admiral's replies were similar to
hi direct testimony.
"When you left Cienfuegos. where did
you think the Spanish squadron was"'
asked Captain Lemly.
"1 didn't, of course, know exactlv where
it was. If I had 1 would have gone
straight for it. According to the informa
tion which came to me. I supposed that if
it was not at Santiago It was somewhere
i j , the neighborhood, but my impression
was that it had come out as this in forme
tion from the admiral had indicated, but
just where it was, of course, I could not
"Did you give any special Instructions
to your captains while making the passage
from Cienfuegos to Santiago, in regard to
looking out for the Spanish fleet?"
"I did not give any special instructions.
They had their general instructions."
Referring to the beginning of the west
ward movement r.t that time Captain Lcm
IV called Admiral Schley' attention to the
fact that he (Admiral Schley) had said In
his testimony In chief that he had said as
soon as the sea had calmed down he had
begun to coal, considering himself better
able to Judge than any other yfttcer. Cnp
ain Lemly then had the witness examine
the log- of the Brooklyn for the purpose of
bringing out the fact that during the day
of the 27th the barometer was rising, the
breeze dying down and the sea becoming
"Notwithstanding these improved condi
tions, did you not steam twenty-three miles
to the westward that day before attempt
ing to coal?"
After looking at the log the admiral said
that according to the memorandum he had
steamed eighteen miles. Further, the ad
miral stated that they had been obliged to
steam three or four knots further than
they would to overtake th Yale, which
did not respond to the Brooklyn's signal.
"In your testimony you say that you did
not disobey orders when ydu started west
ward because you returned to your station
without further action. Am 1 right?"
"Upon the receipt of the instructions, did
you not, nevertheless, leave your station?"
REASONS FOR LEAVING.
"Yes, I did. for these reasons: First, be
cause Captain Sigsbee, a scout, placed In
front of Santiago harbor, informed me that
he did not believe the Spanish fleet was
there: second, because Nunez, the pilot,
told me lie did not believe tho enemy's fleet
could enter the harbor; third, the order No.
7, with the accompanying memorandum.
Admiral Sampson minimized the Importance
of this squadron being there, and the fact
that the department's telegram, which
reached me on May 27, was so ambiguous
in its terms. It authorized me to coal at
Uonalves, Hayti, or at Cape Cruz. Co
naives being to the eastward, and believ
ing that Admiral Sampson was at Kay
Francis, in the Bahama channel to the
north, it occurred to me that if the Span
ish scjuadron were, extant the proper stra
tegical movement was to go to the west
ward, and not the eastward. I was au
thorized in the same telegram to move as
far west as Cape Cruz, providing coaling
had been found possible there. 1 did not
go to Capo Cruz within eighty miles. I
think. Now, those were the influencing
and operative motives. 1 felt that the move
west was strategically the proper one, with
a determination to coal as quickly as pos
sible, and that the efficiency of my squad
ron as a unit was only equal to the elll
ciency of the coal supply of the lowest one
iCONT 1 N U IS I ) ON l'AGK 4. COL. 4.)
WARNED BY M'CULLAGH
THERE MIST RE t ILLEGAL VOT
ING I.N" .NEW YORK ON TL KS DAY.
Hundred of Rejclwt rat Ion Made with
Intent to Commit Frand Arrest
rrobably Will Result.
NEW YORK, Oct. 29. According to In
formation which the Herald will print to
morrow. Superintendent of Elections John
McCullagh has prepared a letter to be for
warded to Police Commissioner Murphy,
demanding the co-operation of the police in
preventing illegal voting next Tuesday,
and in bringing about the punishment of
those guilty of an attack upon the Integrity
of elections. A copy of the letter will be
sent to Mayor Van Wyck and another copy
may be sent to District Attorney Phtlbln.
Affidavits will accompany the letters. Su
perintendent McCullagh will call Commis
sioner Murphy's attention to the fact that
illegal registration has been resorted to in
all of the downtown districts.
Mr. McCullagh is quoted as saying: "I
shall ask for no more warrants. My agents
will make arrests without warrants. The
law gives us the right to do so and it will
be done. This will enrage certain police of
ficials, but I do not think any attempt to
interfere with us will be made. If any at
tempt is made there will be trouble and it
will be for the courts to settle."
After a conference with President Morr's,
of the Republican county committee, to
night. Superintendent McCullagh decided
to subpoena in the morning the six hun
dred men who are alleged to be illegally
registered from houses in the Second as
sembly district alone.
BOERS WERE DRIVEN OFF
ATTACKED A RRITIMI CAMP IN
FORCE, RUT WERK RH PI' LS El).
Left Forty Dead on the Field, but
Killed and Wounded Eighty
Three of Their Opponents.
LONDON. Oct. 29. A dispatch from Lord
Kitchener, dated Pretoria, Oct. 28, says he
has received reports of important fighting
Oct. 24 near Great Marico river, when De
Lary. and Kemp attacked a British force,
and were only repulsed after severe light
ing, leaving forty dead on the rieid, includ
ing Commandant Omstirhcyse't. The Brit
ish lost twenty-eight men killed and had
fifty-five wounded. The Roers carried off
eight British wagons. The Republicans ap
peared to have paid special attention to the
guns, as thirty-seven gunners and drivers
were killed or wounded.
Lord Kitchener mentions a number of
minor affairs, and says that this week's
"bag" consisted of seventy-four Roers
killed, sixteen wounded and :'3 made pris
oners. In addition forty-five Boers sur
rendered and the British captured 471
rifles. 75.!50 rounds of ammunition, 210 wag
ons, &30 horses and S. cattle.
Commandant Cieneral Botha's recent es
cape from the British columns pursuing
him was a close affair. Major Remington
inarched on the commander-in-chief's
ciuarters at night, only to tind that Botha
had got off with a few hundred yards'
start, leaving his hat. revolver and papers
behind. Ten prisoners. Including Com
mandant Hans Botha and former Landrost
Schutte, were, captured.
The imperial authorities In Natal have
reached the conclusion that the early re
peopling of the Transvaal and Orange Riv
er colonies is advisable, so that the former
industrial and agricultural life of the col
onics may be resumed. In the course of a
speech vesterday at Durban. Lord Milner,
of Cape Town, said it was useless to wait
until the war was over in a formal sense.
It miKht never be over, he declared, but it
was burning Itself out. and in time "we
ought to show ourselves masters in the
house we have taken by rebuilding it and
beginning to live in it."
VICTIMS OF A FIRE.
Two rerwons SnfToented. Three In
Jnred and Other Affected by Smoke.
CHICAGO. Oct. 23. Two persons lost
their lives, three were Injured and a score
overcome by smoke in a fire in the Eagle
flat building. Lyttle and Taylor streets, to
day. The dead are:
MRS. D. RYAN, fifty years old. suffo
cated. MRS. ANNA KING, daughter of Mrs.
The injured are: Elsie King, twelve years
old, rescued while unconscious from inhal
ing smoke, slightly injured; Otis,
jumped forty feet from roof, badly bruised;
E. Heg, jumped from roof, bruised. Other
occupants of the building who were over
come by the smokv were rescued by fire
men or members of their own family, ami
all recovered in the open air. Property los.
SCENE OF CARNAGE
DETAILS OF A RATTLE AT A N E(RO
CAMP MEETING CJROt.NIJ.
Nine RlnekM Killed Ontright and a
Dozen or More Probably Dy
IiiK In the Wood a.
TWO WHITE MEN WOUNDED
ANOTHER MEMBER OF A CO.V
STADL.ES l'OSSK SHOT DEAD.
C'litirrh Perforated trith IRiHet and
the Preacher and Ills Daughter
Killed, at Their Home.
A LOUISIANA -PARISH IN ARMS
REIGN OF TERROR THAT FAMED
WITH FLIGHT OF NEGROES.
Ilodie of the Colored Victims Throvru
Into Holen N'o Fnrther Trouble
After the Black Fled.
NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 29. A dispatch to
the Picayune from Balltown. La., says: A
race war between the blacks and whites,
started at a negro camp meeting at Dun
can's Chapel Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock,
has left a carnival of blood up the Pearl
river valley unequaled In Ute history of
One white man is dead, another is now
dying with a bullet hole through his stom
ach, and a third white man is badly wound
ed. Nine negroes were killed in the bloody
affray five men, three women and one
small child. A dozen or, perhaps, more
negroes escaped to the woods and swamps
with wounds that are believed to be cer
tain death in the brush away from fare.
Many are perforated with lead. The cas
JOSKPH SEAL, white, son of Willis Seal,
aged thirty-two years, residence at Varan
do, La., killed.
CHARLES THOMAS ELLIOTT, white,
aged twenty-six, fatally wounded, now dy
ing, Varandcfc La.
EDWARD THOMPSON, white, aged forty-five,
shot through thigh and fleshy por
tion of leg, Varando.
REV. ALEXANDER CONNOLLY, aged
fifty, pastor Duncan Chapel.
MARY DAVIS, aged thirty, his daughter.
CREAK LOTT. aged forty-six.
JULIA PETERS, his daughter, aged
M ELLIN PETERS, hr child, aged four
AMY TONY, aged seventy-five years,
mother-in-law of Crear Lott.
LEWIS DUNN, aged eighteen years, son
of Helen Dunn, living in Poplarville.
THOMAS PARKER, aged twenty-four.
KID BEVERLY, aged eighteen years, a
turpentine worker from Georgia.
No one is able to estimate the number of
wounded, negroes who escaped the carnage
behind the church. They scattered to the
four winds. Some are known to have been
shot, but they have not been found. The
fierce conflict raged for half an hour.
Those at a distance say the firing sounded
like a pitched battle between troops.
To the camp meeting negroes had come
from 2X) miles, all up and down the valley.
Elder Stephen Duncan, of New Orleans,
for whom tho chapel was named, was pres
ent. On last Thursday the meeting opened
with several hundred negroes encamped
around the church, in tents and in rudely
constructed shanties. It was 1o continue
one week. There they ate and slept and
held services in the chapel.
One day previous to the camp meeting,
the negro, Bill Morris, had been burned at
the stake near Balltown, for an assault on
Mrs. J. J. Ball. Public feeling was at a
high pitch. Under those conditions the
negroes gathered at Live Oak. There was
trouble over a licence and Crear lxtt's tent
became the center of contention. Some
trouble occurred Saturday evening, but no
bloodshed. It came up again Sunday after
noon, when Constanble Boon and a posse
rode up to Lott's tent with a warrant.
Lott came out and is reported to have
shouted with an oath: "One nigger has
been burned, but a white man will be
Wade Walker, one of the constable's posse,
was struck over the head with a Winches
ter, and then the slaughter begun. The
blacks fled from the frail wooden church.
for It was no shelter from the rain of bul
lets. Lott retired into his tent, shooting
and fighting. Joe Seal received his death
wound. A torrent of lead was sent whizzing
through the tent and through the church,
while the negroes fled.
Preacher Connolly was shot while stand
ing in his yard. His daughter fell just In
side the house. The other negroes around
Lott's place kept up a steady rain of bid
lets. It was death and blood, and the
shrieks of the wounded and dying were
heard on ever side. Iott's oid mother-in-law,
his two daughters and the little bov
fell in a heap Inside the shelter. Sophie Lott
saved her life by concealing herself behind
the stove. Then she escaped and the men
did not harm her. They were after Crear
Lott. He was barricaded and the next
move was to lire the plac. which they did.
When tho fire forced him from under cover
he appeared in the doorway and twenty
rifle balls went crashing through him. He
fell In a heap, headforemost on the ground.
Parker and Beverly, both blacks, fell with
Washington parish has never seen such a
slaughter. For twenty-four hours it looked
like a general uprising to wipe out the
black race in Washington parish. The news
spread like wildfire and yesterday over 3 . cm m
armed men had reached the scene of the
battle. They came for miles and miles,
some from as far away as Monticello.
Yesterday afternoon the nine negroes
who were left in a heap where they had
died, were piled into three unmarked
graves, dug near the chirred remains of
Lott's tenthouse. There was no eeremonv.
The minister and his daughter filled one of
the holes, the women and child another, the
men a third. At the same time prominent
citizens held a conference which was at
tended by Sheriff Simmons and a message
was sent to the negroes.
"Do you want any more?" was the query.
"No." came the reply.
This had a quieting effect and peace again
reigned. The negroes left the countrv.
They carried all the personal effects possl
Lle. All who could rode on horseburk and
In buggies, and those who could not ride
took to the woods afoot. Those who were
a little bolder lined the roads, getting out
of the community. This afternoon all was
quiet. The negroes are cowed and the
whites believe there will b no further trou
ble. Hundreds Hunting: for Hicks.
DALLAS. Tex.. Oct. 29.-John MacPher
son. a white man. manager of a large
plantation at Glenflora. was killed by a
negro named William Hicks. Several hun
dred men are hunting for Hicks. Six oth
er negroes are In jail.
LcKislHtlic llrlbery Case.
LANSING. Mich.. Oct. 2.' -A jury was
readilv scoured in the Ingham County Cir
cuit Court to-day for the trial of Charles
II. Pratt, indicted with ex-Speaker Adams
and Iand Commissioner French for brib
ery in connection with the attempted pas
sage of a julnt resolution by the Legisla-
tur r f Iv'fl l.i Tmr-!i: ( titiiti worth nf
law rejMtrts from a St. Paul puhü.-hir.g
house. In opening the ease the prosecutor
said he could show that the company h;ol
deposited $:.''. in a St. Paul bank subj t
to Pratt's order when the purchisc was
actually made. He allege 1 that Pratt mad-
seven drafts payable to bearer, and deliv
ered $"."0 to Adams and Jlt.om to land
Commissioner French for use in si-curing
the passage of the measure. The resolution
failed of passage by a narrow margin.
C. W. FAIRBANKS IN OHIO.
Reception to the Senior Indiana Sen
ator nt S prlii nil eld.
Spc-cial to ihe Indi lriapolis Journal.
SPRINGFIELD. O., Oct. 29-Senator
Charles W. Fairbanks, of Indianapolis, was
given a warm reception this evening at the
Arc-ado Hotel, under the auspices of the
Columbia Republican Club. Three thou
sand people grasped the hand of the sena
tor and expressed their pleasure at meeting
him. He was introduced by President John
It. . Grew, of the club. Mr. Fairbanks
came here to visit his mother, who lives
with his brother-in-law. Mayor M. L. Milli
gan. The senator has just returned from a
campaign trip through Iowa ami Nebraska,
and he predicts that both States will give
large Republican majorities, lie referred
with pleasure to the recent Republican vic
torv in Indianapolis. Speaking of the na
tional situation, he said: "Prosperity is the
strongest advocate of the party to-day. If
we adhere to the policies for which Presi
dent McKinley stood the party will con
tinue to retain the public confidence. The
subject of reciprocity is a Republican doc
trine, and will receive tho utmost consid
eration by Congress. The indications are
that such progress has bern made between
the United States and Great Britain with
respect to the abrogation of the Clayton
Bulwer treaty that Congress will be able
to take up the subject of an isthmian canal
and provide for pushing the work."
W. B0URKE C0CKRAN HURT.
Noted Orator Thrown from Horse and
Bruised nnd Cut.
NEW YORK. Oct. 23. W. Bourke Cockran
was severely injured to-day by being
thrown from his horse- while riding about
his place at Sands Point, Long island.
There was no witness to the accident. Mr.
Cockran was riding a spirited horse and he
was either thrown or the horse stumbled.
When found he was unconscious on the
ground and was suffering from bruises and
a cut on the head, from which there was a
considerable flow of blood. He was taken
Dr. William I. Cook, the physician at
tending Mr. Cockran, said to-night: "Mr.
Cockran is resting comfortably. He is bad
ly bruised about the face, but none of his
bones is broken. I do not know how he
happened to fall from his horse, and did
not deem It wise to question him. I do not
believe he is seriously injured. I will make
a more careful examination in the morning.
Mr. Cockran is resting comfortably and I
am sure there need be no alarm about his
SLAUGHTER OF HORSES
Rl'FFALO RILL'S "WILD WEST"
SHOW TRAIN WRECKED.
Over lOO Animals, Inclndinst Famous
"Old Pap." Crushed to Death
Col. Cody Heartbroken.
CHARLOTTE. N. C. Oct. 29. One hun
dred and ten of the ring horses of "Buffalo
Bill's" Wild West show were crushed to
death in a railroad wreck near Lexington
at 3 o'clock this morning. Among the
horses killed was "Old Pap." Colonel
Cody's favorite saddle horse. "Old Eagle,"
the star ring horse, was killed and his man
gled body fell on top of one of the wrecked
engines. The mules that drew the Dead
wood coach were also killed.
Colonel Cody spent to-day at the scene
of the wreck and Is heartbroken over the
slaughter. He says his loss is ?in,n00. The
accident was the result of a head-end col
lision between a fast south-bound freight
train and the second section of the show
train, and was due to a misunderstanding
of orders. Several train hands were in
jured, but no one was killed.
Twelve thousand people greeted the
"Wild West" show In Charlotte yesterdav,
and it left at midnight for Danville, Va.
where Jt was to have made Its last stand
of the season-. At Danville the show was
to have disbanded and the animals sent to
Bridgeport, Conn., to go Into winter quar
ters. The show left here in three sections.
Near Ixington. as the second section was
going twenty-five miles an hour, a fast
Houth-bound- freight train crashed into it.
Both engines were wrecked. Next to the
engine of the show train there were large
stock cars containing the horses, and this
is where the slaughter occurred. The ears
were smashed into a huge, distorted heap
of debris, and only two horses escaped
alive. The scene was sickening. From the
mass oi the wreckage blood poured in a
stream that ran alongside the railroad
track in a email rivulet. Colonel e'odv's
engagement at Danville was canceled "in
consequence of the disaster, which marked
the close of a very successful tour.
NEW ORLEANS. Oct. 29. The Fore
paugli & Sells circus, which left this city
last night, was wrecked one mile this side
of Baton Rouge at noon to-day. Four
cars loaded with animal cages were badly
wrecked, but none of the cages was torn
open and none of the animals allowed to
escape. A carload of elephants were turned
loose through the wreck, but. after they
had wandered about the country a short
time, were driven into Raton Rouge and
corralled. Three men wro badly hurt. The
wreck was caused by the front section of
the circus train running Into the rear of a
Four Trumps Reported Dead.
BEMIDJI. Minn., Oet. 20. On the Foss
t n line of the Great Northern to-day sev
enteen freight cars were ditched at Silkce,
! the first station west of here. They were
entirely destroyed. It is reiorted that four
tramps were caught in the wreck and lie
buried beneath the tons of flax, with which
the cars were loaded. It will take two dus
to clear the tracks.
PARADES OF MINERS.
Mitchell Dn" Observed Throughout
the Anthracite Field.
Wl LKEFBAERE. Pa.. Oct. 2!i.-"MitohrIl
day," named in honor of the president of
the United Mine Workers of America, and
which marks the first anniversary of the
ending of the great '.-oal strike last fall,
in which the mine workers of the anthra
cite field won a l) per cent, increase in
wages and other concessions, vva cele
brated to-day. Thousands f miners in the
anthracite region paraded.
At Wilkesbarre there was a parade in
which 1.".i miner marched and which
was headed by John Mitc hell, the president
of the union. After the parade there w.:
a mass meeting, at w hich Pre sident Mite h
ell was the principal speaker. He s-aid he
was in favor of voluntary arbitration in the
settlement f dispute' btwn cjip!or
:ind employes. He urged the miners to pe
tition Congress to re--naet the- hine-e
exclusion iu t. otherwise- the w h ! countrv
will be overrun with MTuoi.t;-. .md manv
of them will find their way to the nun. s,
there tc compete wiih white labor. Mr.
Mitchell said he was hopeful that the coal
operators et the anthracite re-viori would-c-ctnent
to a joint conference with llit mln-
era before the flitt of April next.
RAWS IT CLOSE
STATE PRESENTS STRONG EVIDENCE
I.N THE IH NN CASE.
"Marie Sampleson, Dunn's Domestic,
Sajs She Heard Screams In the
Kam on Afternoon of July 2.
DUNN WAS PALE AND WORRIED
LATER WANTED HER TO GO AWAY,
in ituii:i)L am si: iii:tlv.
He Also Told Her that Alice ( olhrrll
Had Not Gone Accn? , lint Wns In
Wallen, nnd Was Dead.
UNION TRACTION LINE BLOCKED
FAIRMOVNT ltlKNTS SI.OWNHSS IN
BALLASTING THE TRACK.
Farmer Kicked to Death liy a Mule
RurKlar Shot at Bedford 'Nobles
ville Has a IlrlsU lire.
Fpe-cial to the Indianapolis JojT.al.
FORT WAYNE. Ind.. Oct. .-The Stat
scored heavily this afternoon in the trial
of Charles Dunn for the murder of Alice
Cothrell, and if the Jury had gaimI any
impression, as had many of the observer,
that the State had a weak case against
Dunn, all such impressions disappeared
after hearing Estcile Marie Sampleson tell
her story. It was heard by a packed tourt
room and while minute to a most disgust
ing degree, it was intensely dramatic at
times. After protracted detail of her life
from her birth, seventeen years ago. of he r
mother's death when she was four years
old, of her finding a home in the Chicago
industrial school and of being employed
with different families in this county as a
domestic, she told of being engaged by
Dunn at Wallen.
On the 2d day of July as she was return
ing, a little after 1 o'clock, from her next
door neighbor's to her own kitchen, she
heard screams and rushed out to see where
they came from. Mrs. Dunn had beard
them, too, and had jumped out of her in
valid bed. Marie Faid she looked toward
the barn and haw Dunn leaning against tho
door In the barn. Only a short time before
she had seen little Alice Cothrell pass out
of Dunn's house and go In that direction.
Dunn soon came Into the house and she
told the jury this afternoon that he looked
pale and worried. She asked him w :;-f-w.as
the matter. He said he ha-i vome'o
having a sunstroke. He ate very little din
ner and sat around awhile In a dejected at
titude. On the 4th of July Dunn talked
with her confidentially and told her that
Alice was not out of Wallen but was in
town aqd yas dead.
Witness said Dunn then tried to persuade
her to go to Toledo to John Ervin, a single
man, and he would pay her way and pro
vide her with clothes, but she must go
right away. Dunn offered to tell her some
thing if she would not tell Del Reed, the
h.red man, but she would not promise, and
asked why the should not tell him. He
said: "Because Del would squeal on me."
Witness also said that on the 3d of July,
when Mrs. Dunn remarked that she be
lieved Alice was in the cistern. Dunn said:
"Shut your d d mouth, or I will knock
Witness said the testimony she gave be
fore the coroner, saying the screams she
heard were made by some children at play,
was false and was made under Dunn's in
structions. She acknowledged that she will
become a mother next month, and admitted
relations with Dunn and others. She said
Dunn had tried to commit a criminal op
eration on her last June.
Her cross-examination, not yet finished,
was extremely severe, and led to a confes
sion that she had been discharged from
her work as domestic several times for
thievery and for associating with lewd
company. She stood the examination fairly
This morning all the members of the
Cothrell family were aaln on the stand.
They were repealled to deny several state
ments witness had said Dunn made to
them. Dunn said that Mrs. Cothrell was
at his house looking for Alice on the noon
of the day she disappeared, and that h
told her to search everywhere for her. Mrs.
Cothrell elenled any such conversation, and
even denied seeing Dunn.
Dunn told Iiis cook that Mrs. Cothrell
had told him she had whipped Alice that
morning, and that he believed it h;il
cause-d her to run away. Mrs. Cothrell
anel the other members ef the- family also
denied this ami other statements which
had been attributed to the-m by Dunn In
his alleged efforts to stop the search for
Then Dr. MoReth. city health commis
sioner, who was at the post-mortem ex
amination, was called. He testified to the
same conditions existing in the- tody ss
did Dr. W. W. Harriett. He pave it as hi
opinion that the child had lee-n choked to
death and that she had not Ik.mi drw:u-l.
the mut have be-e-n dead before etiterlnif
Dr. McBeth's testimony ooe-upied almost
all the- morr.im;. the- larger part of it
teaiching on the evidence of criminal
assault ein the child. This testimony ftij
e-otidiK te d in a low oie-e. so that Ih
lar;e- erowil outside the railing eoutd not
hear It. Dr. Harnett was recalled at d
testHie-eJ that the- clothing of the littt
iirl had been torn. Im! WVtfzell, a
neighbor, said that Dunn told him he was
sc are hire for the little Kirl at 1 .. k
en the afternoon of July 2. This was
several hours before any -one el.e khevr
that the- child was missing.
Two Men rrested for hoot Inn;,
Sjf'.-il tith ln-liana;""!! J.vjri .cl.
BliOMINGToN. Ind , Oct. 2T-Ex lt
nient was caused this afternoon by ;ne
arrest of John llendrnks and John
Eranam. two we-ll-known young nir:i,
(ha rued with attempting to kill John Co.
the farmer who was shot In lh' back
few weeks ago while geling home fjoyt
town. Cole made a statement in wl,ih lis
said thct b'jth were i-aiiity. Jini- Martin
fixed the ti.il cd ach at and t-oir
Hendricks and Branam are in jail, brinr
unable to pi t sure ti .
I I.iiiitr Sfiilmi nf llit Mnlliu Jnrr.
S'j'.-ci .t M ti e If. !i .i?'.4(-il Jl
TE.'tRE HAFTE. Ind.. Oct. 2 -The Jury
in the trial ef Alonz'i Mafox for the mur-
il-r of "Teel" Britten, vhnli jetire-d ;it 1
oYloe k this afternoon. r 1 1 ! 1 o :t at taid
nicht. Mrjrr Hound 0t-r to t Hurt.
r' eil i t- the- In II 'i e .- ! I" .1 l f Ii 1 1
FORT WAYNE. It.'d. o. t. 7. -Wüüarrt
Me-yer. president of the .-!ern lta-hall
Association, will yjat-.J trial on the chars
of tinbexzlexent. lie had his preliminary