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S-iijiSy&'-.'l 3rt7-f,v"-.--'!4V,"3! v35Jf-liH'l;'',--i-- THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC. 31 n a its. Oae CemC 7f t-Lomls, Two CemMc 1 , Three Ceats. M NTNETY-THIRD YEAE. ST. LOUIS, MO.. THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 2L 1901. PRICE j In St. Loots. One Cent. .! uimoc st. m Ok Trains, . WHILE HER FIANCE WAITS FOR HER. IN HOTEL LOBBY SHE WEDS ANOTHER MAN. "TWO MEN COULD HAVE SAVED ERANK HAMILTON" 'ft t So Declared Starr K. Jackson When He- Learned Jury Had Convicted. If Miss Bunnie Finney Slips Away With Fred Welch, Eluding C E. McClelland, Who Came From Texas to Marry Her. ll DARK MYSTERY IN THE CASE. I,Jl lvS?Ft-&- VV- '?!' '- ' kt th i I t fcP- TVhlti. c E. McClelland, a ranchman of Fort Worth. Tex., -was waiting In the lobby M of the Laclede Hotel yesterday afternoon SW for Miss Bunnie Finney of Marble Hill, Mo., whom he nas to marry, the young lady " slipped out through a side entrance. In com pany with Fred Welch of 3Co. 2118 Eugenia street, obtained a marriage license with him and became his bride a few hours later. McClelland and Miss-Finney planned by ' correspondence to be married In St. Louis a week ago. They met while the young woman was visiting In Plain View, Tex., six months ago. When Miss Finney re turned to her home at Marble Hill she car- F'ried with her an engagement ring given her by McClelland. Her father Is editor of the Mar- t.T TTtll .TlmM nnri h Yint tnnp hpen PI one of the belles of that town. She slipped away from home Tuesday to meet r". r,..lf...j4 It. O. Ynt.la .Aota.lo. W1APA 11A,C(1&(IU ,11 Uh. WUIO JO.V.UU, ....... w. It was agreed, they should be married, l yesterday morning the ardent wooer from L h nlalns of the Lone Star State reached Kj Bt. Louis. Ho proceeded Immediately to . the Lacledo Hotel and soon found Miss Finney's name on the register. Then his Joy knew no bounds. He told his story to S the reporter for an afternoon paper. He. M. declared he had grown tired ot the waste Es2 " of snow and Ice on the ranch, where soll-r- ..,. wne slnwlv wrmtine- his life avav. fn .M-v. .,-- , - He told how he had met the young wom an and their subsequent arrangements for the trip to St. Louis, where they were to P ,5 be married. THK STORY OF TUB TEXA1S. "I Ju"t made up myxnlnd that I could wait no longer," he said to the newspaper man. "so I saddled "rhy pony and plunged lf . throuch the drifts to the nearest telegraph Pt station and wired .Miss Finney, In care of a friend, to meet me In St. XiOuIs to-day. "t think we will go to California on our wedding trip. The" roses are In bloom there, and they tell me brides and roses go well together. Then In the Bpring, after the snow is gone and the Panhandle Is respect able looking, we will go back there and live on my ranch." Then Mr. McClelland sent, Ills card to Miss Finney's room and paced the floor, waiting for her appearance. Another card followed. The youmj ranchman was now walking the corridor more briskly. In a few minutes Miss Finney sent word down that she would meet him in the parlor ot 1 3 tm- hotel In an hour, at 2 p. m. Earlier In the morntne IIsa Finnev ha1 gone to breakfast In the cafe. In passing through the office she met Fred Welch. She had known Welch In Marble Hill, where I' tin.1?- TinorgOToT6CTo3Ttogetnerr"The young man Is attending a business college p in St. Louis and he Just happened to drop " Into the hotel. The greetings on both sides f- were warm enough and Welch accompanied Miss Finney to the parlor of the hotel, where they sat down for a long talk. In former years they had been sweet hearts. The old spirit was revived and when Miss Finney admitted the object of her visit to St. Louis Welch persuaded her to alter her plans. She objected, but the young man poured MOBS IN THREE TAKE LAW IN THEIR OWN HANDS. m Two White Men Saved From Infuriated Kansas Crowds by Officers. LYNCHING IN ARKANSAS. Tennessee Negro Strung Up Five Times and Then Re turned to Jail. ft Wichita, Kas.. Feb. 20Sherlff Gano of. iHedlcino Lodre has fled to Anthony with (Sftofessor Hamlin, to prevent him from bet- lynched. Hamlin, who is a country school teacher. K years old. Is charged with criminally as- MulUng a 9-year-old girl named Greaver. Hamlin boarded at the home of the Greav- F-II wuo are innuenuai, ana tne girt was nis It Is thought tlia th TTinh wtifoh fa tnnrtA hZ'ty of Barker County farmers, may follow c joamun to Anthony, In which event, they Wlll 1l. a him . .Y.& TJ... ,".....,. '-Jill Is a 'weak concern. STRTJSG UP FIVE TIMES. IDyersburg. Tenn.. Feb. 29. A mob foofc ebee Montgomery from the Jail here last P night and swung him up to aJimb of the fc. famous "Mike lynching tree" five times. getting hlra down each time he was hauled '. ep. to make him confess his comnllcltv in Ethe assault wltn Fred King upon Miss i,-AHee Arnold. Tho negro denied his guilt Finally the jb carried him tack to the Jail, more f-dead than alive, and delivered him to the Jailer. The mob was led by an organized VlvU it lance Committee. The mob decided not to lynch Montgomery 'until the third neero. whom icinc imniio.t. red In his confession, fa fmmi hi, .,. i. being sought for by detectives. F The Vigilance Comratttpa n hf when he Is found the two will be lynched In his confession. King said the negroes had slated five of the best-known vounir -women of Dyersburg for assault, and -knowledge of this horrible plan 1 cumin? ithe spirit of vengeance among the citizens. a number oi negroes were whipped out ef Dyersburg last night. : TOPEKA MOB MISSED ITS PREY. 'Topeka, Kas, Feb. 20. A mob ot 1,000 , mosuy cajiia ae snop employes, cur ded the County Jail this everdnr in ca.oi "suicr- siater, wno committed an :t"on Xottie Goerbrick Monday night I tins Lincoln School grounds. 3 men -were permitted to go through I Jail to satisfy, themselves that Slater laves removea; '-officers will not reveal the nlace t'4fcer; have-hidden the prisoner, and such arguments of undying devotion Into her ears that she at last consented to be come his wife. Instead of the wife of Mc Clelland. Wlille they were arranging their plans for the day the card arrived from Mc Clelland in the office below. Welch dictated the reply that Informed McClelland that he could see Miss Finney at 2 o'clock. While McClelland was studying over the matter. Miss Finney, accompanied by Welch, walked down the side stairs and out through tho Sixth street entrance. Welch discovered that the coast was clear and they made a bee line for the office ot the marriage license clerk. Promptly at 2 o'clock McClelland again appeared at the clerk's desk and asked Colonel Prltchard to send up his card to Miss Finney. "All right." said Colonel Prltchard. who had not the slightest Idea of the drama be ing enacted around him. "but. by the way, here Is a letter for you from some one up stairs." He handed the epistle to McClelland, who tock It and opened it rapidly. MeCLELLAMJ HEARS THE SEWS. As he read it the color of his face changed from white to red and white again. The note was brief. It Informed him that the wedding could not take place; that MIs3 Finney was to be married that afternoon to Fred Welch. McClelland waa dazed. He did not utter a word, but proceeded to the checkroom, where he got his grip and walked out of the hotel. That was the last seen of him yes terday afternoon. He could not be located at any hotel In the city last night, and it is presumed that he took an early train back for Texas. In the meantime there were busy times for Miss Bunnie Finney and Mr. Welch. After procuring the marriage license they proceeded to a minister's house and were married. From there they went to No. 211$ Eugenia street, where young Welch has been boarding. A party was in progress at the house when a Republic reporter called there last night. Young Welch came to the door and exhibited surprize when Informed that bis escapade had bet ome known. At lint he refused to say anything, but declared "the other fellow" would give the Information. Mrs. Welch came to the door and the re porter was introduced by her husband. "I was to have married Mr. McClelland this afternoon." she replied in answer to a question. "When I met Fred I concluded I loved him more than I did McClelland and I changed my mind about marrying. I don't want any publicity and I don't want to say anything further." and the young woman looked appeallngly at her husband, who declared that no additional informa tion would be given. Mrs. Welch is a good looking woman with a wealth of hair, which is fetchlngly ar ranged. She has a petite figure and con verses entertainingly. Her husband appears to be about 22 years of age. He seemed to be greatly agitated last night, but Indicated that be could be expected to account for his actions in case Mr. McClelland desired any explanation. STATES TRY TO "W AUK KHHn vmjmi Unt DAY 5 KtLUKU of mob Violence, j Two mobs in Kanias. one in Ten- nessee and one in Arkansas defied the laws yesterday and attempted to en- force their own Ideas of Justice. In two cases-one at Topeka and the other at Medicine Lodge. Kaa the prompt action of officers saved tho prisoners from certain death. At Mena, Ark., a negro, accuse1 of brutally kicking a little girl m the abdomen, wa lynched by eight masked men. At Dyersburg, Tenn., a negro, ac- cused ot complicity In tho assault on Miss Arnold, was strung up five times and returned to Jail after he failed to confess. A thousand armed men at Topeka surrounded the Jail and ten men were permitted to make a search for '.'Slick" Slater, who assaulted a 10- year-old girl. The Sheriff at Medicine Lodge spirited his prisoner to Anthony, Kaa whither the mob threatens to follow. I the mob is endeavoring to get this Infor mation. If Slater Is found ha will un doubtedly be lynched. AEGRO ITXCHED AT HEXA, ARK. Mena, Ark., Feb. 20. Peter Berryman, a negro, was lynched near here this .morning by eight masked men. Berryman was ar rested last night for brutally kicking Essie Osborne, aged 12 years. In the abdomen because she told him not to come In their yzrd after water. He was placed In the county Jail for trial to-day. Shortly after midnight. Officer Jones, while making his rounds some dis tance from, the Jail, was accosted by eight masked men. who forced mm to throw up his hands, and took his keys and pistol. Two guarded him while the others went to the Jail, took Berryman out and hanged him to a tree. They then returned and re leased the officer, who gave the alarm. The body was not found until daylight. Nothing has been learned as to the identity of the members of" the lynching party. TEXAS CATTLEMEN INTERESTED Date of Opening of Eiowp. and Comanche Reservations. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Fort Worth. Tex., Feb. 20. Congressman Stephens writes to a friend In Comanche, L T., that Jn his Judgment there will be no delay in opening the Kiowa and Comanche reservation to settlers later than August In the meantime au leases oi grazing lands-In this reservation are now made for eklMo iletrsT firilv. Some of the heaviest lessees of the lands are Fort Worth cattlemen, and they say they are assured by the L Secretory of the Interior that ther will nave thirty days notice of the tune of the opening, bo they soar get oat ot tho inequation. The DARING WORK OF A LOKE RORBER. Single-Handed He Holds Up Bank Cashier Then Captures a Freight Train. FALLS CAPTIVE TO A POSSE. With "early Two Thousand Dol lars in His Pocket He Compels the Engineer to Start His Engine. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Champaign, 111., Feb. 20. One of the most daring robberies in the history of this sec tion of Illinois was committed at Fisher, a small village twenty miles northwest of this city, in Champaign County, this .forenoon about 9:30 o'clock. Arthur Hyer, the son of a prominent and well-known farmer, residing about three miles south of Fisher, rode Into the village on horseback. He tied his horse, passed the time of day with his friends and en tered Vennum's Bank. When he stepped up to the teller's win dow he whipped an ugly-looking revolver from one of the pockets of his overcoat and commanded Edward Vennum, 'tho youthful cashier of the bank, to hand over the institution's funds. A revolver was near, but young Vennum could not reach it, and he was cautioned by the desperado to attempt no resistance. Handed Over tbe Cash. k Cashier Vennum chose what he consid ered the wise course, and he poured the money ont before young Hyer. In the pile was something between J1.600 and $1,700. This the hold-up man deposited in his over coat pocket and then started to back out of the small office, but not until he had told the frightened cashier he would make it hot for him if he attempted to sound an alarm. Hyer ran In the direction of the Illinois Central Depot. On reaching the track he saw a freight train standing there and leaped onto the locomotive, at the same time ordering the engineer to pull out of town. .Before the train was under way the citizens of the village had been alarmed and they swarmed about the train, the young outlaw being captured a few minutes later, after he had discharged several shots from his revolver, none of them doing damage. VENEZUELA TO HAVE NEW CONSTITUTION. s Bevival of Commercial Activity Ex pected to Follow Passage of New Organic Law. Wlllemsted, Island of Curacao, Feb. 20. Advices received here from Caracas, Ven ezuela, say that a convention, will assemble there to-day (Wednesday) to frame a new constitution for Venezuela, It Is reported that the President's term of office will be extended from two years to seven, and it Is believed General Castro will remain President as long as he can lawfully do ao. European Investors, therefore, are plan ning lasjse operations. A German '.syndicate wiU operate the Podernala asphalt mines as rivals to the mines controlled by the so called trusts. A French syndicate has offered a loan of $3,000,000 to fund the Venezuela debt. TRAIN DERAILED BY BOERS. General Kitchener Was on the One Which Preceded It. London, 'Feb. JO. A special dispatch from Pretoria says the Boers at Klip River, Feb ruary 18, derailed a train containing General Kitchener's baggage. The train was preced ed by another In which the Commander-in-Chief was a passenger. An armored train drove off tbe Boers, but the latter secured 'Ue oWH t the trafca deraHea, . Hem "Oh, Tve been laying for CHINA AGREES TO PUNISH LEADERS, Court's Keply to Final Demands of the Powers Is a Complete Surrender. ANSWER RECEIVED AT PEKIN. Prince Ching and Li Hung Ohnng "Will Probably Communicate It to the Envoys To-Day. London, Feb. 5L A dispatch to the Reu ter Telegram Company from Pekln, dated yesterday, says: "The Chinese have yielded on the question ot punishment, and it is announced that the demands of the Powers will be fully complied with. ( "The reply 'of the court has not yet been communicated to the legations, but it is known to have been received by Prince ,Ch!ng and Ll Hung Chang, and It will probably be communicated to-morrow." Doctor Morrison, cabling to the Times, cor roborates the foregoing, and the Times, commenting on his dispatch, says: "There cannot be any reasonable doubt that the sudden surrender of the Chinese Court was due to fears inspired by Count von Waldersee's order. The lesson will not be lost on the allies, should the Chinese resort again to the traditional tactics of evasion and delay. LEADING TOPICS -IN- TO-DAY'S REPUBLIC Missouri aad Illinois Fair Thurs day aad probably Friday ( rislna tensperatare Friday) northerly winds, beeomlasr variable. Arkansas Fair Thursday and Fri day variable winds. Page. i. Jury Decides Hamilton Killed Day. Fair Bill May Pass To-Day. "Weds Old Sweetheart While Fiance Walts. i Daring Work of Lone Bobber. '2. Governor's Appointments Are WeU Re ceived. Talk About roUce' Change. Republicans Seek Available Candidates. 3. Field School Has Started a Boom. Kennedy Case Goes to Jury To-Day. Grip Is One Cause, of Appendicitis. Lentz Stirs TJp Republicans. 4. Sporting News. Race-Track Results. 5. The Railroads. Mrs. Stetson Under Cross-Examlnation. J. Attorney Scores Amlsh Church. 8. Editorial. Events in Society. Niece ot .Depew Breaks Engagement. S. Fight for Mail-Tube Service. Lively Debate on Early Marriage. Remorse Prompted Suicide. Three Governors WiU Go Hunting. 10. Republic Want Advertisements, Record ot Births, Marriages, t Deaths. New Corporations. Transfers of Realty. 11. Republic Want Advertisements. 12. Grain and Produce. Cattle Bales. 13. Financial News. River Telegrams. 14. Jobbers Entertain Visiting Bayers. Scouring the City for Horse Thieves. Royal Arcanum Elects Offcerm, -FrotesfAsmiMt Sdecatte SSi. you." MISSOURI MAN SENTENCED TO DIE, Eugene Faulkner, Formerly of Warrcnsburg, Convicted of Murder. VICTIM" BURNED TO DEATH. If Sentence Is Carried Out Faulk ner Will Be the First White Man to Die on Gallows in Dallas County. TtEPUBLIC SPECIAL. DaUas. Tex., Feb. .-If the Jury's verdict la carried out, Eugene Faulkner, formerly of Warrcnsburg. Mo., will be the first white man to suffer death on the gallows In Dal las County by legal process Faulkner was to-day convicted of murder in the first degree, and given the death penalty as a punishment. His crime was participation in the burning to death of Constable Pate Bain, early on the morn ing of December 3. 1900. Four other men were implicated. The trials were begun on January 21. and have, occupied the exclu sive time of the Criminal District Court for thirty days. Two of the five accused turned State's evidence. They are WIU and Drew Pruitt, brothers. Two others, John Chap man and William Rennet were given life sentences. Chapman was Faulkner's business part ner In keeping-a saloon in this city. It was shown during the trials that Chapman had long disliked Constable Bain. Faulkner also seems to have had ill-feeling for him. It was proven on this trial that after Bain had been set on fire and officers rushed Into the saloon to rescue him, one of them called for water to throw on the burning man. Faulkner cursed and advised that he be per mitted to burn, as ho was no good. Dragged, Then Cremated. Before setting Bain on fire the burners had poured turpentine and gasoline over his clothing. It was alto proven that his drinks had been drugged to make him unconscious: that he had been robbed of his money and that a new pair ot shoes were taken from his feet and sold over the bar by Faulkner for JIM only a few minutes be fore he was set on fire. The bulk ot the testlmonj- was brought out on Faulkner's trial,, and that probably accounts for his being given a severer sentence than his two convicted companions In the crime. The manner In which Constable Baln lost his life Is the only killing of the kind ever known to have been committed in Texas. STARVED THAT THEIR BABIES MIGHT LIVE- John Hoefer and Wife Found in Dying Condition in Detroit Too Prond to Beg. Milwaukee. Wis, Feb. SO. Two deaths from starvation were reported here to-day. The victims were Mr. and Mrs. John Hoefer. who lived in a Scott street hotel. The couple had sold most ot their furni ture for a small amount of money, wth which they purchased food and fuel for themselves and two children. When mo?t of the food thus obtained had been T.ten, ll Is supposed the parents deprived themsUvcs in order to mve the children,- and, be.ng too proud to beg, literally starved to death. When discovered, the lioefers were In a frightfully emaciated condition, and the' children sick from the lack of proper nourishment. The parents were taken to a hospital, where both died. Mrs. Hoefer is said to have a wealthy sister, Mrs. Theo dore Fohrman. living at No. 712 North Twelfth street. Philadelphia. It Is said that Mrs. Hoefeis last request was that her sister be asked to care for the children. MISSOURIAN GETS CONTRACT. St Joseph Man Will Build Bridge at Waco, Tex. IIEPCBUC SPECIAL. Waco, Tex., Feb. . The Commissioner's Court to-day let the contract for the big steel bridge across the Brazos In this city to J. H. Sparks of St. Joseph. Mo. The bridge is to be 43 feet wide and 4S0-foot span. 10 feet above high-water -mark and 40 feet above the bed of the river. It Is to cost 1B2.S00, and must be completed Novem--erLnext. Work will keghs atwetv Hotel Clerk and Others De nounced Verdict of Man slaughter Prisoner Broke Down. Milwaukee. Wis.. Feb. JO.-Starr K. Jack son, clerk at the Hotel Pfejster in this city, who was one of the witnesses for the de fense in the Hamilton murder trial at Min neapolis, was almost staggered when he received a telegram from a friend in Min neapolis informing him of the verdict. He believes Hamilton an innocent man. and makes implications of hidden evidence. "There are two men in Minneapolis, who. If they told the truth, would clear Hamil ton," he said. "I will not say who they are, but I know it. Hamilton 13 no more guilty of that crime than any of the other men who were In the billiard-room that night. "They were all of them In the samo con dition then, and every one of them ought to have been arrested and made to tell his story. In that way they would have got tbi truth. "As It was, they all left after the mur der, except Hamilton, and the officer ar rested htm, and testified afterwards that he confessed the crime. 'Hamilton was not in a physical condi tion to reach over a man and Inflict that wound In Day's neck with a knife. There is something mysterious about the trial. "One ot the State's witnesses has testi fied that he first met Day but a week be fore his death, while I know positively that the two men lived In the same hotel for five years." VERDICT A GREAT SURPRISE. ItETVBUC SPECIAU Minneapolis, Minn., Feb. 20. "Guilty of manslaughter In the first degree," Is the verdict of the Jury In the case against Frank Hamilton, sporting editor ot the Minneapolis Times, who has been on trial here for the murder of Leonard R. Day. young society man and millionaire, during a quarrel over a woman in the bllllard-room of the West Hotel, early Sunday morning, November 25. last. The courtroom, was packed with hu manity when the Jury reported, and as a disagreement had been expected, a murmur of indignation swept over the place as the verdict wast read. To Hamilton this result ot the trial came as a fearful shock. It was as Xt ho had been struck In the face with a club, for he had been confident of an early acquittal. He had been led to believe that he would be a free man Inside an hour after the Jury j FAIR BILL MAY PASS TO-DAY; SUNDAY CLOSING AMENDMENT. Opportunity t Call Measure Up Is Expected to Com This Afternoon. C0MMISS10NERSHIPS ARE SOUGHT BY MANY. Names of Prominent Men Al ready Before President for Appointment. The Republic Bormn. 14th St. and ruuuylranla Ar. Washington. Feb. 20. For awhile to-daT it was hoped that the St. Louis World's Fair bill would be called up for passage before adjournment this evening. This would have been a. day sooner than at nrsr, Intended, but Senators' Vest and Cockrell early this afternoon thought they saw an opening in prospect and were vigilantly watching to take advantage of it. The work of the Senate cot tied m. however. on the item for pneumatic tube postal ser vice and so long a contest was maae over this that. In order to end it, adjournment was voted at 5:20. It is confidently believed that tho Ex position bill will be brought to a vote to morrow. The Post Office appropriation bill will bo tbe unfinished business and this probably will be disposed of by 3 o'clock, when Senators Vest and Cockrell will try to get up the St. Louis measure and with good prospects of success. Sunday Clostna- Amendment, To-day, Senator Teller, at the request of the men who tried without success to tack on a like provision in the House, gave no tice that he would offer the following amendment when the bill comes to a vote:, "Add an additional section, to wit: As a condition precedent to the payment ot the appropriation, the directors shall contract to close tbe gates to visitors on Sunday during the whole duration of the fair." The proposed amendment was ordered to be printed and He on the table. Senators Cockrell and Vest would make no comment on this, beyond saying It is a question for the Senate to decide. The friends of the Exposition believe, however, that no such provision will be adopted, and they are quite as confident as ever that the bill will become a law as It passed the House. It is generally admitted that this measure will be approved by the President before the end of the week and anticipating this, there is a lively movement for appoint ment of Commissioners. The claims of ..-,-, l candidates were submitted to Preet- cent MeKlnley to-day. Chairman Tawaey called at the White House to urge ino ap pointment of Cyrus Northrnp, of Mlnneap . p.Mont of the State University. "Professor Northrop is a well-known edu cator. He was a scnoounaio m. owiur Depew and Is personally wen known to President MeKlnley. His application V ln jh He- ail the Minnesota delegation, and bis candidacy la believed, to- be nreaMs of success. FRANTC HAMILTON'. retired Monday evening, but es hour afte hour and day after day had passed away since then and no verdict was returned ha began to lose heart and it plainly showed in his actions. Tho face of the young man as the twetva Jurymen walked into the room was a study. The lines deepened and for a moment ha looked like a man of SO Instead of a youth) Of only 24. , Hamilton Broke Down- Completely. When the foreman arose in his chair and addressed the court. Hamilton eat as rigid as a marble statue, his eyes intently fixed upon the being whose next words would bring to him life and freedom or'the reall-. zatlon that henceforth he Is a marked man. in this section of country at least. When the words were said that meant so much to him. Hamilton sat for a moment os if stunned into insensibility. Then came; the awakening, and a cruel one It was. Ths man lived a thousand years In leas than half a minute. With his face white and drawn with mental pain,. Hamilton dropped his head onto his arms, and with a moan sank to the-table, where he sobbed until ic seemed as If his body would be racked to pieces. But he was not the only one who was crying. Almost without exception, the women were weeping, some of them sOeat-. ly. but others wildly and In a hysterical manner. The scene was an Intensely dra matic one, and even the officers of the law, used as they are to similar scenes, found their faces wet with tears, which, they took not the trouble to wipe away. Upon returning to the Jail. Hamilton en deavored to thank the Sheriff and his dep uties for the many kindnesses they had shown him. but the effort was too mud for his strength, and ho was forced to re tire to his cell, where he threw himself upon his bed and cried himself to sleep, even as a tired, worn-oat child might do. Tbe penalty of the crime ot wklcaHara- ( 11 ton was convicted is Imprisonment fea the State Penitentiary from five to twenty, years. The Jury, In Its verdict, made recommendation of mercy. ! CANDIDATES FOR FAIR COMMISSION. The following names have been pre sented to the President for appoint ment as members of the National Commission on the T4olslana Pur chase Exposition: Cyrus Northrop of JCnaeaeta, Representative John Allen of Ms stnlppL Representative Rosenberg? ot 'Illi nois. Ex-Ueutraant Governor Hubbard of Texas. P. D. Scott of Tan Bnrea. Ark, Joseph Flory ot Missouri. Allen and Redeaaerr Cmadldalem. The application of Representative John Allen of Mississippi also waa formally sab mltted. A delegation consisting of Htets slppi and Arkansas Congressmen wRk Rep resentatlve Grosvenor of Ohio strongly xeae I ommended Mr. Allen. ' Representative Rodenberg'a caadldaer 1 I being urged by his Illinois' coUeagaea. ' At the Whits House to-day It waa aaM that Interest In the appointment of tho atea National Fair Commissi oners bid fab- te rival the pressure for army eomasariens. which has lately engrossed the time of tho executive. The presentation of candidates to not eon-. fined to the States or delegations watch vo ted, for the Exposition bm. The Tasaa Congressmen have Joined fa a Tensest for the appointment of farmer Tfrtrtiasit Oav. ernor Hubbard ef that State. West Virginia will present ft "iti la due time. Arkansas to-day disclosed one is tne per son of P. D. Scott of Van Bnren. nhses name was presented to tho President bn Senator Berry arid Representative Dins more. Representative Bartholdt also called fa urge the claims of .Colonel Joe Flory of SC Louis. Local Management to Be CeanKet. Ot course'nothlng denlte was ImiiiwI to day as to the prospects of any of tkeee candidates. One of the visiting delegations was asked by the President If the candi date recommended would bo satisfactory to the local Exposition management, which indicates that the President baa la view the selection ot Commissioners who wHl be satisfactory all around and work without. needless friction with the St. Loots oor poratlon. While the local management wiU not as sume to recommend men for these nine Im portant places. It la probable that .before the St. Louis visitors return bom they will call on President MeKlnley and erprenl the well-known desire of the local management thatearr men of the beat Irnsa and a-1 paclty for the Important awtles of tbe No tional Commlasloa aaaB to sameted. Ttor realise that a strand" and able Beard. of Commissioners wfll bo of great vata, and are, In fact, essential to the tall eimnmw, of the Exposition. Governor Francis ant C. H. 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