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PRJXjJGj Ontslde St. Lonls, Two Cents. j
I On Train, Three Cents.
They Must Ie 'Accepted in Tbeir
Entirety, Say Senators
Piatt and Spooner.
Missing Arkansas Merchant
. Believed to Have Been
Murdered for His
Conferees Agree to the Teller Amend
ment and Disagree to the
Charleston Rider.
Mrs. Lawrence of Bethalto, III., and Two
Other Sisters Had Sought Missing
One for Many Years.
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Discovery May Enable the Women to Recover Property in Two
Counties Which Belonged to Their Mother, and Is
Now Worth More Than $1,000,000.
Mrs. Martha Lawrence of Jlethalto. 111.,
discovered yesterday that Mrs. F.innj' Mil
ler, her neighbor and dearest friend, whom
ehe hnd known for twenty years. Is her sla
ter, lor whom she. and two other sisters
have sought for nearly half a century.
By this diecovery the f6ur. women may
vir t De cnaDiea xo recover ikjsussiuu l v"v-
n-jtjjj -gr erty worth more than $i,uuu.wu in jiauison
h5?T?5 - & and St. Clair counties, which belonged to
3IV? '& their mother at the time of her death.
Explanations revealed a story of virtual
IMnnnlnr nf nt Unct nYlft lf ttlA nlsterS and
-j. their separation by Interested persons who
" Vnsxr nf the pstnte to which they were en
Time finally tirlted three of the sisters.
Two of the girls married brothers named
Lawrence nt Bethalto, Mrs. Ollle Lawrence.
later inking up her residence at Jerscy
Yille, as well as the other sister, Mrs. Arm
strong. The fourth sUter was never found.
despite the search and Inquiries which had
repeatedly been made,
The separation of the four sisters oc
pi'rrnt with the death of their mother nt
-? Troy, 111. At the time of her death the
mother was married to a man named
' Kuntz. hut was not living with him. That
" marriage was her third, her former hus
bands having been named Leigh and Hef-
ton. Mrs. Kuntz's maiden name was
.-"if A few years before her death Mrs. Kuntz
SF-'had fallen heir to a valuable estate by tne
S&rleath of her brother. Jacob llhoaas, ot
."V, ill Tit rrh. k&nna ..nnalct;.,! fif
125,000 In cash and the title to several hun
urcd acres of land in Madison and St. Clair
Tcountlea. The fact of the vast inheritance,
' accordlnc to the latest developments In the
rt Ltoiy, was kept from Kuntz. her husband,
.- noincB nr niR nupimi oissmuie uhimik uii.t
St TTnntv rviTipj9lpA tha S23.000 in a bureau
JTvdrawer, and the discovery of this vast sum
3J&t money Immediately after fcer death Is
,Sglellevcl to nave oeen tne uirect cause
". the separation of the children. The story
sjsta it now comes to light, which was known
h fVto all the sisters, was that the $25,000 was
.jsJfdlscovered while the neighbors were hunt-
fi 5the mother soon after she had passed aivay.
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3-fs-- sy-- The money was never recoverea, Dut tne
&sS&?. 5Baiers fhowtne the lecacy to have been
'Vmsde were recently secured by Mrs.
WSrTi , Martha Lawrence of Bethalto. These papers.
'.fMC.Iiii- it M hrmri1 tfia slntona tn tin th lnirnl
'""L heirs to several hundred acres of rich Mad-
J':g.'!j'felson County land and. several tran$ni Bt.
S?JCllr Coantr. 'Including part of tha file of
gsKii, city or isast St. Lams ana me isationai
i?v??'fi.. ''"Stock Tards. The property to-day la valued
:&& e-.A. .mam tin. ttimivn
Attorney Snyder of BellevIIte was cm
ployed a short time ago by Mrs. Lawrence
to investigate their titles to tha property,
and Mrs. Lawrence states that each of the
- three known sisters have been offered 75,000
tor a quitclaim deed to their interests. This
offer could not be considered because of the
Former Bt, Louisan and Justice of
Missouri Supreme Court Passes
Away, in Cambridge.
Last Twenty Years of His Life
.Were Spent in Retire
ment Funeral Arrangements.
ST'WsfSS?' S" Boston. Mass.. N Feb. 2S. Nathaniel
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Holmes, a former Supreme Court Judgo of
Missouri and a founder of the Academy of
Sciences of St. Louis and a former profes-
," serin the Harvard Law School, died late
" Tuesday night at his home, No. 7 Holyoke
.--Place. Cambridge. Judge Holmes was 86
fp?4ifT5 years of age. He had spent nearly twenty
sirsars in retirement, .oeath was uuo to
J,4'.pP,leumon,a- Ibe funeral will be held Frl-
aftemoon at 3 o'clock in Applctcn
I -'Chapel, and the burial will bo in Petarboro,
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KvfH&v ""-Juoge Holmes was born in Peterboro in
S'SSjS M15. At the age of 10 he began tho study
liVtr3&? of Latin at tha Acadmv in Chester. Vt.
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21 4rfiLlVf Jl 1CLU1UDU LU K CICUVIU, QUU ,:..
. vlo scnooi inere. a.a grauua.ea iiuui mo
fleAcademy at New Ipswich, N. H., in 1S30,
ifC and from Philips Exeter in '33, and then
prSSSI entered Harvard. He was a member of
r!? ' (.Upon his graduation frcm Harvard In '37
Ea'5i,'5hJ;ijhe went south, and was employed as a prl
PbSK&tfi.Jvate tutor In Maryland. Then he ieturr.ed
Wlx to Cambridge and spent a year 11 1 the liar
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aS2r.to tho bar in Boston. Twenty years later
TTa rmaneri lit. first Innr nfHrp tn Kt. Iillla
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n. Siijy.-1-""?" " tne mo succeeainc jears. ne
irfSvgJ;",was a partner of Thomas B. Hudson. Dur-
SJJ3'ln "" years uhs-ism, nis dtoiuit, samuei
IStfi. .Holmes, was his partner.
SfeiSXli June, 1S63, he was appointed one of
V;Stu'- Ha held the office till 1868, when he
?',iSy!-WUBy' "" -,-;l1- " .wj .w-wow-
jrsaswsssp in tne Harvard Law scnooi. Tnrce
Ss?Te" later, ne resigned tnis omce ana. re-
ratnrped to the practice of law in St. Louis.
; sVktiit an vAavti latni Va Anma Pnt amiln
.." ' s'vUV LU JVCbtO MK1 11C laUtt iJUV Ubu
;!fw and -purchased his home in Cambridge,
SS$where ne has since auletly lived, working
t- lif"J0?'"t "8 wriUng, or not working at all.
sV"- :.- -.,tn S Judiro Holmes helnpd to oreanlze
'J" Academy of Science of St. Louis, and
vs-".lM.a lift ajtrvAn ns vinn lyr.tii1ont Ann nt
? oyaiSBi??rr". ir . "..:: v,z zr ."
& v?SfeSenow 'of the American Academy of Arts
7&1f evr.';V.Ma.w,MM, ,tnM 1B-7A
& -iMsr?r j"1." "rrr."1" . ,.
'Jkfcthentlclty of Shakespeafer tie was also
.Jgfcft theJIInlverse."
1 . ItiAmn ' Y7nlmA nnntttArot htn best book
lje'Tieaustic idealisms in nuosopny
This was Issued dn usss. and was in
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absence of the fourth heir. And It was this
missing heir who jestcrday -nas found to
be Mrs. Lawrence's nearest neighbor and
best friend in Bethalto, Mrs. Fanny Miller.
Mrs. Miller remarked to Mrs. Lawrence
that she knew little of her parentage, be
cause her mother died when she was quite
young, and that she had been taken away
into another State and had never found any
trace of any of her three sisters. Although
they had lived neighbors for twenty years,
not until Mrs. Miller let drop this remark
did Mrs. Lawrence suspect the relationship.
In the description she gave of her mother
ns she recalled her a remarkable coinci
dence elsed with that of the mother of
Mrs. Lawrence. Mrs. Miller, at the bidding
of Mrs. Lawrence, continued the descrip
tion of her home and of some of the neigh
bors. "Do you remember anything else, Mr?.
Miller, about your mother?" eagerly asked
Mrs. Lawrence.
"Yes, I recall an old shawl mother used
to wear of peculiar texture." And then she
described the garment minutely. Scarcely
had Mrs. Miller ceased the description be
fore Mrs. Lawrence rushed across the
room, and. throwing her arms about her
visitor, sobblngly said: "You must be my
long lost sister."
For some minutes neither could speak, and
finally, omld tears of mingled joy and sad
ness, Mrs. Miller told her story of separa
tion. It was on the day of the funeral, ap
cordlng to Mrs. MlUer, that she was taken
away from home by a man named Wash
ington Renfrow. He was a neighbor and It
was he that made the search for the coin to
put upon the mother's eyelids after her
death and found the two sacks of money
secreted in an old bureau drawer.
The little girl was in the room when the
discovery was made, and she says Ren
frow threatened to kill her should she ever
dare to mention the incident. The next day
Renfrow took the girl of 4 years to his
house and in a few days disappeared from
the community.
From Troy Renfrow went'to a small town
In 'Wisconsin, where he remained several
years. He soon squandered the fortune,
and, tiring of the little girl, he returned to
Madison County and placed her in the
County Foorhouse, at Edwardsville. Ren
frow disappeared the second time and has
never been heard from since. It Is believed
he is dead.
After a few years the girl was taken from
the Poor Braa by Russ?ll Xewxa, n. nci,
prominent farmer of Liberty Prairie; In
Fort Russell Township. Later the girl mar
ried and moved to Bethalto. While Mrs.
Miller was too youns at the time of her
kidnaping to remember anything definite
relative to her older sisters, yet the latter,
for almost half a century, have endeavored
to locate her. None of the sisters have
been possessed of great means and their
I search accordingly has been limited to
their meager financial resources.
For Missouri Fair Friday and prob
ably Saturday; -variable .winds.
For Illinois Rain or snow Friday,
with warmer In northern portion.
Saturday, probably fair; fresh south
erly -winds.
For Arkansas Fair Friday and Sat
urday; light northerly -winds.
1. "World's Fair Gates Must Close Sundays.
Thought Kaskaskta Body Was D. G. Gal
loway. Terms Offered Cuba Said to Be Final.
Militia to Guard Prisoners.
Found Her Long-Lost Sister.
Mother Had to Shun Moser.
Atlanta Mobs Looking for Negro.
Drank Acid and Inhaled Gas.
2. Municipal Assembly Their Only Hope
Camp Followers After "the "Nuts."
3. Football Educates Man Who Plays It.
Passenger Train Wrecked and Burned.
Penneylvanlans Give a Smoker.
4. Race-Track Results.
President Powers Gives Up the Fight.
5. Noland Ran Away From Campbell.
Fault May Lie With Life-Saving Sta
tion. 6. Great Strides in Electric Railways.
To Oppose Medical Bill Now Pending.
Want Some One to Swear Out Warrant.
Limburger Cheese Stopped a Bullet.
City News in Brief.
7. Chief Kiely Now in Command.
8. Editorial.
Proposed Bernhardt Reception Given Up.
Nearly Ready for Inauguration.
Events in Society.
Two Scandals in Public Service.
9. Says He Slapped Mr. Conger's Face.
War Taxes Cut Down.
Rush of Buyers Breaks All Records.
Disposes of Brake-Beam Suit.
10. Republic Want Advertisements.
Record of Births, Marriages, Deaths.
New Corporations.
Transfers of Realty.
IL Republic Want Advertisements.
The Weather.
Railroad News.
12. Grand and Produce.
Sales of Live Stock.
13. Financial News.
River Telegrams.
San Jose Scale Alarms Fruit Men.
14. John Thomas Brady POBes as a Scholar.
Novel Good-Roads Plan.
Few Details About Edison's Invention.
Stock and Dairy Barns Destroyed
by Tire.
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Clarksville, Tenn., Feb. 2. George Cas
ners big stock and dairy barns burned here
to-night. Loss, $4,O00l, Twenty-six head of
fine cattle and a lot of provender were
A ' f A
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When the discovery of a man's body in a
box at Kaskaskla was announced Inquiries
were mado In St. Louis In regard to tha
Identity of the dead man by persons from
Van Buren, Ark., who are endeavoring to
learn tho whereabouts of D. Q. Galloway,
who left Vnn Buren on January 24, for the
ostensible purposo of going to Oklahoma
City. Ok., to establish a dry goods house.
Galloway had a large sum of money In
hU possession when he departed from Van
Buren, and, ns he has not been heard of
since, his family and friends fear that he
has met with foul play. They have been
searching for him for some time, nnd when
they heard that the body of an unidentified
man had been found they suspected that It
might bo that of Mr. Galloway. In lew of
the developments in tho case, however, they
have about concluded that the body found
in the box is not that of Galloway.
Galloway lived In Van Buren, Ark., for
many years, and was one of the most prom
inent business men of that place. He was
a partner in the McKInney-Rea Dry Goods
Company until shortly before his departure.
He drew a large amount of currency from
the Van Buren Bank tho day he started for
Oklahoma, saying that he preferred it to
St. Louis exchange, ai the cash would
facilitate any business transactions he
might care to make.
Mra. Galloway believes that her husband
Governor of Illinois Takes Precau
tions Against Mob Violence
in Carroliton.
Soldiers Will Escort Him to Court
and From There to Peniten
tiaryHe Will Plead
Springfield, III., Feb. 23. Four companies
of tho Illinois Militia will guard Albert
Shenkle from tho violence of a mob, said to
be organized In Carroliton to lynch tho
prisoner when he appears there to-morrow
for trial. Shenkle was brought to Spring
field to-day from Edwardsville, where ho
has been confined in Jail for several weekj.
The entire programme for the conduct of
the trial has been outlined. The troops
mobilized hero to-night villi start for Car
roliton at 1 o'clock in the morning. They
will escort the prisoner to the Greene Coun
ty Courthouse and guard the building while
the hunted man enters a plea of guilty and
Is given his sentence. The eoldlers will then
escort him to the portals of the Chester
Penitentiary, where it is supposed he will
be safe from the violence of the mob that
threatens him.
Plans of the officials of Illinois to thwart
the Carroliton mob have been perfected
with the greatest secrecy. Governor Yates
made arrangements for the mobilization of
the military escort before he left for Wash
ington. It was given out that Adjutant
General Reece would be unable to ac
company the Governor on account of ill
ness. He remained behind to conduct af
fairs here. This afternoon Captain John D.
G. Oglesby, personal secretary to the Gov
ernor, dispatched to the' Adjutant General
directions to assemble the troops.
Orders Given to Mobilise.
Orders were promulgated instructing
Company B of Taylorville and Company D
of Bloomlngton. both of the Fifth Infan
try to report, fully armed and equipped, a
the Springfield Armory to-night. Company
C Fifth Infantry, and the engineer com
pany, both stationed at Sprlngncld, were
ordered to assemble at the same hour. iSven
the commanding officers of these organiza
tions were kept In ignorance or the source
of the hurried order to arms. The only in
formation they have since obtained is from
nePPr1meToehlchn Shenkle will plead
guilty and for which his life Is sought by
his former neighbors was committed De
cember 23 last. Then, ho confesses, he
criminally assaulted the "-year-old daugh
ter of Charles Gill, a prominent citizen of
Carroliton and a granddaughter of Major
Gill, well known in political circles In the
State. The child and a companion of her
own age left the Gill home at 8:30 that
evening to attend church services.. Shenkle
met them on the street, and, seizing the Gill
girl, held her In his power until a passing
woman saw him and gavo the alarm.
Shenkle was arrested within a few hours.
Before news of tha crime had spread Sher
iff Lovell started with his prisoner to the
Jersey County Jail, twelvo miles away. The
hastily organized mob. Inflamed over the
outrage, broke open the Carroliton Jalt a
few minutes after the officer had left. Fear
ing the men would follow Shenkle Into
Jersey County, the prisoner was removed
to Alton, nnd later secretly transferred to
Edwardsville. .
In the Madison County Jail he was care
fully guarded until to-day, when he was
brought to Springfield.
Soldiers En Eoute to Philippines
Give Officers Trouble.
Houston, Tex., Feb. 28.-A story is cur
rent here that a mutiny has occurred among
a train load of soldiers en route from New
York to the Philippines.. The train bearing
the soldiers is at Ennis, Tex., where It has
been for fifteen hours.
The officials of the Houston end Texas
Central Railroad, to which road the sol
diers were delivered at Ennis by the Texas
Midland road, are unable to account for
the delay at Ennis, at least they say they
do not know the cause of the stop.
The train wasT expected here this after
noon, but it has not yet left Ennis.
Houston. Tex., March L Early this (Fri
day) morning the reports of a mutiny
among the newly recruited soldiers at En
nis, en route to the Philippines, was con
firmed, though tho extent of the trouble
.,., t he njtwrtnlned. However, it is seri-
mm onmitrh that, a
aeiacoment ok suiuicib
a. a i Aa T7la 'onm TVST- SflTfl
5?s ?Ln . - v.-f"" 1T,;:,7
L state that they shaU travel with all possible
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speed. In response to tne urgent summoiia
twenty soldiers, In charge of Captain Beale
and Lieutenant Perry, left for Ennis a f,ew
hours ago." Further than this no informa
tion can be had.
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Merchant who disappeared from Van
Buren. Arlc, and whose relatives
fear ha has been murdered.
has been murdered for his money. She says
that If he were still alive ho -nould not
have neglected to Inform her of his -whereabouts.
Galloway Is described as 5 feet 10 Inches
tall, weighing about 150 pounds, nnd having
daik hair and mustache. He had dark-gray
eyes. When he departed from Van Buren
he wore a. sack suit of gray-and-whito
Scotch worsted.
New Amish" Church Doctrine For
bade Her Haying Anything to
Do With Her Son.'
Members of Moser Family Declare
They Had Attempted Suicide
Because of Church Per
secution. REPUBLIC SPECTai
Pekin, 111., Feb. 28 This was a biff day
for the defense In tho Moser murder trial.
Sam Moser, self-confessed murderer of his
wife and three little sons, stands a better
show of being acquitted than ever ho has
stood before.
Nearly all the witnesses told of the de
fendant's persecution at the hands of the
New Amlsh Church. Moseys own mother,
Mrs. Benedict Moser, took the stand, as
did also two of his brothers and two of
his sisters. Mrs. Moser testified that Sam
had alnays been good to his wife and chil
dren, but that after he had been expelled
from, the church, five years ngo, tho scrip
tures would not allow her, the mother, or
any of Sam's people, to have anything to
do with him. To shake hands or eat at the
same table with him would be a sin against
God. They could not even touch him, for
ha was "possessed of the devil."
During his mother's testimony, the de
fendant broke down and wept. The mother
showed no emotion, and, like all the other
members of the family who testified, went
Immediately to the Clerk of the Court and
claimed her witness fees.
Defense Slaking: a Strong- Case.
Attorney Green, for tho defense. Is mak
ing out a strong case. Doctor N. B. Craw
ford of Eurekn, Woodford County, was the
most important witness of the day. Ho
testified that Benedict Moser had brought
Sam to him for treatment seven or eight
years ago. This was before Sam was mar
ried. At that time Sam was in a distressed
mental condition, the doctor considering It
due to hereditary trouble. Sam was In the
doctor's ofllco many times after that. Two
years ago his mental condition became seri
ous. Doctor Crawford considered this due
to the persecutions of the New Amlsh
Church. Doctor Crawford stated that. In
his professional judgment, the defendant
was an Insane man at tho time of the com
mission of the crime.
On the cross-examination, so far as It had
proceeded tip to adjournment at 5 o'clock,
the State failed to gain anything on Doctor
Crawford's testimony. The doctor did not
think that Sam Moser had ever possessed
a normal brain. He wns morose and de
pressed In mind, and such a mind was all
the more easily broken down by such per
secution as the New Amlsh Church Inflict
ed upon him. In the doctor's best judg
ment, tho defendant, at the time of the
murder, was not capable of distinguishing
right from wrong. The State will continue
the crosB-examlnatlon of the witness to
morrow morning. 1
By testimony of witnesses to-day the de
fense showed many cases of Insanity and
imbecility in the Mo3er family on both
sides. The Amish practice of intermarriage
Is credited with the surplus of weak-minded
people among tho followers of the pecu
liar faith.
Driven to Insane Asylnm.
Daniel Moser of Chicago, a brother of the
defendant, who testified to-day, was ousted
from the church many years ago and driven
to an Insane asylum. John Moser, another
brother, testified that he had once Jumped
Into a well, attempting suicide, because he
could not live according to tho scriptures.
I Christian Moser was also mentally unbal
anced and once Jumped out of a two-story
window in his nlgnt clothes. Two sisters,
Lydia and Sarah, who were also among
to-day's witnesses, are weak-minded, and
acknowledged that they knew not in what
direction Indiana lies from Illinois or wheth
er Ohio Is In this country or somo other.
One of the sisters Is not a member of
the church and seemed to take pleasure In
telling how Sam had been persecuted. The
other slater is stanch in her faith, and said
that Sam was punished and shunned by the
rest of the family because he was "away
from God."
Other witnesses, Including business men
and farmers, testified to the good reputa
tion which the defendant bore-in the com
munities In which ho had resided, and
others, Including farm hands, a servant
girl, neighbors and membera of his own
family, testified as to the love which Sam
had evidenced toward his wife and chil-
It is difficult 'to realize how completely
the faith as followed by the New Amlsh
Church can take from a mother's heart all
her affection for a son, but it may be il
lustrated. Mrs. Moser, mother of Sam
gSS the attorney, that if 25 cents of her
Moser. tne aeienoaui, yesieruay iui J-
money would eave Sam., from death, she
would not give It, for that "would be a sin
against God ana tne cnurcn.
Juror Hoy Miller, whose illness caused a
fo.ir rtv' deiav In the trial, is much bet
ter, and occupied bis chair in the Jury box.
all day.
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President and His Cabinet Expect
Them to Be Incorporated
in the Cuban Constitution.
Washington, Feb. 2S. Cuba must accept
In their entirety tho terms offered her by
tho United States.
This in tho ultimatum of the executive and
tho legislative branches of the United
States Government. Senator Piatt of Con
necticut, and Senator Spooner, after an
hour's conference late this evening with
Secretary of War Root, both asserted that
there would be no modification of the at
titude nf tho United States.
"Cuba will come around." Tias the cheer
ful prediction mado by Senator Piatt.
Encouraging dispatches were receivcM to
day by Secretary Root from General Wood,
Governor of Cuba. Officials of the War De
partment mado tho same prediction, as did
Senator Piatt, after he had concluded his
conference, apparently basing their state
ments on official Information .In their pos
session. The contents of these dispatches
could not be ascertained, but, notwithstand
ing some of the expressions contained in
the clauses of the Constitution referring to
relations between the Republic and the
United States, which seem In conflict with
the propositions of this Government, the
officials believe that an arrangement satis
factory to Cuba and to the United States
.will be reached.
As this arrangement can only he satis
factory to this Government by the ac
ceptance without change of the American
terms, it is evident that the President and
his Cabinet look for their incorporation in
the Cuban Constitution.
George Young, Home TJntnown,
Run Down in Railroad Yards.
Carbondale, 111., Feb. 28. A man identi
fied as George Young was struck by a
switch enlgne in the Illinois Central yards
here to-day and died two hours later. His
home is unknown.
He Bound a White Woman to
Bed, Set Fire to Her Cloth
ing and Fled.
Outrage One of Boldest City Has
"Ever Known Negro May Be
Burned at Stake if Captured
His .Victim May Die.
Atlanta, Go., Feb. 28. Atlanta was thrown
Into tho highest pitch of excitement this
morning when news of the boldest negro
outrage ont record In this section sjread
over the dt,y.
A negro man entered the home of C. A.
Tluchanan. a manufacturing Jeweler, pointed
a pistol at the head of Mrs. Buchanan, who
was alono in the house, oruerea ner 10 givu
up all the valuables, forced her to cook him
a breakfast of bacon and eggs and then
threw her on a bed. where he strapped her
down and set fire to her clothing and the
lace curtains in the room. Ho then ran
from the house.
The Buchanan home is within a stone's
throw of the post office in the very heart
of tho city.
Armed mobs are scouring the city and the
surrounding country In search of the negro,
and a lynching Is certain it he Is captured
to-night. Threats of burning him 8t the
stake are openly made by citizens on the
Three negro suspects, partially answering
the description given by Mrs. Buchanan,
have been landed in JaU, but she is uncon
scious to-night and therefore unable to at
tempt an identification.
Forced Her to Cook for Him.
At 8 o'clock Mrs. Buchanan was busily
engaged In household duties in her dining
room. Her back was toward the door. Her
attention was drawn by some slight noise
behind her and she turned. The form of
a negro pointing a pistol at har head met
her gaze.
"Don't you make a noise," said the negro,
"or" I'll kill you. I want some breakfast."
"There Is nothing cooked and I have no
cook to prepare anything," said the fright
ened woman as calmly as she could.
"Well, you cook me some bacon and
eggs' yourself, and do It quick," cried the
Not daring to disobey or resist, Mrs. Bu
chanan did as the negro commanded, while
he stood over her with the pistol. The cook
ing finished, the brute sat down and ate
what she had cooked.
Left Her In a Darning lied.
This finished, "he examined the room..
Some Hqvor in a small flask was found, and
with the pistol in one hand the negro took
the flask In the other and drank the
Then Ills hunger and thirst satisfied, tho
man seized Mrs. Buchanan and threw her
on a bed in the dining-room. Two orithreo
rmall bookstraps belonging- to her 12-year-old
daughter were lying near, and he fas
tened them tightly about her ankles and
The negro then picked up an old newspa
per and, placing it under her feet, applied
a. match. He then touched the match to thp
curtains In the room and Bed. Mrs. Buchan
an broke the straps, and ran to the front
porch screaming for help. Neighbors ran
to her assistance, and the flames In her
clothing and in the house were ex
tit culflhed.
She Is badly burned, and is suffering from
ext'erta hysteria. Physlctsn? say she may
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Mr. Tavvney Will To-Day Move That House Insist on Its Dis
agreement and Ask for Another Conference That
May Bring a Vote on Charleston Proposition.
The Ttpul)llc Bureau.
Hth St. and l'ennsyhanla Av.
Washington, Feb. 28. The St. Louis
World's Fair bill made no progress to-day,
and the prospect Is that It will not reach
the President before the last hours of this
The Senate and House conferees met at
10 o'clock to consider the Senate amend
ments to which the Houso disagreed. The
meeting was short but decisive. The con
ferees agreed to the Teller amendment, as
"That as a condition prcedent to the pay
ment of this appropriation, the directors
shall contract to close the gates to visitors
011 Sundnys during the whole duration of
the Fair."
Both houses, therefore, will Vote that the
Sunday-closing provision shall be retained
In the bill.
On amendment No. 2. providing S23,000 for
a Government building and exhibit at
Charleston, the conferees could not come
to an agreement, and slgne-J a report to
that effect, which Mr. Tawney made sev
eral efforts to present to the House to-day.
There were numerous other conference re
ports prsented to-day which consumed a
great deal of time, and this was the only
reason for delaying recognition of Mr. Taw
ney. To Vote on Charleston Rider To-Day.
As the result of thl3 disagreement in re
gard to the Charleston item, the outlook is
as much obscured to-night as It was es-
terday. Tinman amrms ibm iu uiiio''
tlon will go in If the St. Louis bill passes,
and his friends talk with confidence 9: a
deal by which he is to get his measure
through in return for relaxing his opposi
tion to the Philippine and Cuban amend
ments. Senator Cockrell is confident that, by
some means, the deadlock between the two
houses will be broken, and the St. Louis
measure passed before adjournment.
The St. Louis and Missouri members are
doing their utmost to relieve the situation.
At tho same time the Charleston sup
Myrtle Helen Miller Committed
Suicide at Her Home in Her
Parents' Absence.
Declared She Was Mentally and
Physically Unfit for This Life
Was a Victim of Mel
ancholia. Dze Mother: I am unfit mentally and physical
ly for this life. Tha money that I have aavrf
I leave for you. I want everything parfectly
private. MYRTIJT.
P. 8. I took the add for fear the eat would
not kill me.
After sealing the missive in an envelope
and leaving ft on her dressing.table, where
her mother would see It, Myrtle Helen Mil
ler, the 23-year-old daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. C. K. Miller of No. 45 West Belle
place, locked the door of her room, turned
on the gas, swallowed n quantityVot car
bolic acid and then calmly awaited death.
The girl chose a time when her parents
Tyere away from home, and she evidently
proceeded with her plans for suicide with
deliberation, for she had the carbolic acid
in the house, and the label had been
scratched from the bottle, so that no one
would Know where It was purchased.
Mr. and Mrs. Miller went downtown at
10 o'clock yesterday morning, leaving their
daughter in the house alone. They returned
about 12 o'clock and were unable to .get
into the house. A plumber, who was work
ing about the place, volunteered to enter
the house. He placed a ladder against the
wall, climbed up and looked into Miss Mil
ler's room, arid saw her lying on the bed.
Thinking Bhe was asleep, he knocked on
the window, but when he found that he
could ret arouse the girl, he raised the win
dow, and gas rushed out of the room. The
plumber quickly climbed through the win
dow, and saw at once the girl was dead.
He admitted Mr. and Mrs. Miller to the
The parents were prostrated with grief
when they learned that their daughter had
committed suicide. They said she was in
clined to be melancholy and had never. en
Joyed robust health, but they had no Idea
that she contemplated suicide.
For nearly six years Miss Miller had been
employed as bookkeeper and cashier at J.
F. Conrad's grocery store. No. 4472 Delmar
Mr. Miller said that his daughter did not
htue to work and that he and-Mrs. Miller
and the girl's brothers urged her for a long
time to resign her position and take a trip
to the country and spend some time visit
ing her grandmother.- THIs the girl refused
to do, and continued at work until Monday
noon, when she went home to dinner. She
did not return to the store and she failed
to notify the manager of her Intention to
quit her position.
Julius Schlra. manager of the store, said
that Miss Miller had alnays attended to
Vir iiiities. "She was a queer sort of a eirl."
he said, "and seemed to care Uttie for the
rnmnanlonshlp of anyuociy. sne was al
ways very quiet, even to the point of
The funeral probably will take place to
Lincoln Fire Department Appealed
To for Assistance. w
Lincoln, Neb., March L At 1 o'clockt a
fire is raging in one of the buildings of ihe
State Penitentiary, three miles south of the
Warden Davis Jas asked; 'for assistance,
and the Lincoln Fire Department, 'with a
steamer and several men, are on the way
The fire is spreading. All the convicts
have been taken from their cells and
marched together to the prison yard. Ex
tra guard, with shotguns, nave been placed
on the walls to prevent any attempt at es
cape. ji-Jt
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porters are actively getting recruits her
and there In the House.
To-morrow Mr. Tawney will move thafi
the House insist on Its disagreement with!
the Charleston amendment and ask for a.
further conference. Elliott then will rnovsr
to concur in tho Charleston amendment
which will immediately bring th"o first di
rect lote the Charleston question has hadt
In the House. Probably it will be de-
feated and the bill sent back to conftrence.
This will enable the Senate conferees to re
port to that body nnd soon afterwards get
a vote on the question of receding from th
item. I
Asrred to Sunday Closing;.
With regard to the Sunday closing amend
ment, the time Is so short, the conferee
thought It wise to come together as closelJli
aa po?slbls at once.
A good man j- arguments have been mads)
to the conferees by Illinois people thaSj
the Chicago Fair lost money by being operj
Sundays, and they did not feel that they
were impairing in any degree the success)
of the St. Louis Exposition by adopting tha
amendment on which the Senate conferees)
Governor Francis said this evening that
he had nothing to add to his statement off
"The bill has been sent to conference
which enables the two houses to consider
the amendments jointly," he said, "but !)
Is In a somewhat critical condition, and re
quires vigilant work on the part of its
friends. We are doing aU we can, and ara
being assisted In every way by the St.j
Louis representatives and all the Missouri
delegation. We hope for success In the endr
and It Is Incredible that the Government
would now fntl to fulfill Its obligations. We
cannot believe it will do so."
Messrs. Francis, Cobb and Spencer arsj
working day and night to get out everfl,
possible influence friendly to the speedjf
passage of the bill.
As Senator Cockrell stated to-day, th
messure probably will be put through In,
some way. It may drag on. however, untilf
the closing hours of March 3.
Mrs. Carrie Nation Stopped OveJj
There and Visited Saloons in
Company of Policemen.
Made Frantic Efforts to Get He;.-.
Inside Their Places, Then Sent : A
Criers Up and Down Streets J. J
to Draw Crowds. h
Kansas City. Mo., Feb. 23. Mrs. Nation
spent this afternoon In Kansas City and -
saloons while it lasted. After holding. curb ;
stone meetings, the Joint-smasher made the) j ;
rounds of the newspaper offices and dilated, ..-
nnnn hr editorial xnerlences In Peoria. "-?i
Then she invited everybody to go lhj
rounds with her. Police formed her rioorM
and had orders to appreheni her at tt
first display of force on 09r part, hut Ihsiift
made no attempt to wreck aif thing at ths) !'
tilnces visited.
Instead of barring her out of saloons, thej?
owners made frantic efforts to get her la
side their premises. One man named WebeasJ J
piloted her four blocks to get hor in bisfj -own
place of business, the while professing
to be anxious to hear ner and lntimatlnsftj v
he might close up his shop. ''4
When he got her In the place he bad)!
criers go to the door and shout out: "Slij( )
1n!ri and Mrs. Nation. A larare schOona)
fn flv!" ii
For half an hour Weber kept the Xansan i
engaged in conversation. He had to Mra ,s
four extra bartenders to serve the crowa.vP
Everybody toasted the little old woman. jH
"Here's to you, Mrs. Nation," they woal6rl I
say, and the ever recurring answer was) j
"God, bless you, boys. You ought not tarn )
drink." fl.-i
Thinks Kansas City Very Wlcfeea. ' '
The police ordered Weber to reltase hfet 1 j
prisoner, for. by this time. Mra Nation X I
vlrtunllv xtrajt nn.. and fihp noAdn hpr wnir tt b.
other Hmjor-rooms. In each of them, aha V"-
dellvered a lecture and the plan of makinsj. !
a Jest of her and an excuse for maktns :f
trade was resorted to. '
At dusk she repaired to a restaurant foswi;
supper, a place where liquors are seldom j-
sold, though always on the bill. Because z'i
of the company almost everybody drank la -p
order to toast. jS
my life," she eald. 'T
do not Intend to i
any joints nere. xne judges anS;
legislators are ine ones mey ougnt xm
smash on this side of the line. It makes mm,f
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Vrv tn p. vnunc men and old men drtnktnaC.'t'C
What good does it do them?" she InqulredV.Sj
"T sat nt n. table with a man to-nla-ht ana'Or
we both had some ham and eggs) and a cua
of coffee. '"He tad a quart bottle of beerj5
but I know he did not get more to eat than.,
I did. What did he drink the beer forr
Everywhere the crusader was mad sfi
Jest of- The police were glad when she leffjg
the city for Topaka on tne aanta tre. vow
ing In one breath she would come back an4-
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ana later aecianug; uuo uc .uwu whus
to sucn a wicaeo. city again. tfS
Mrs. Nation was the guest of her brother Fj
j. v. Moore, who Is a weu-to-do live stocJija
commission merchant.
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Tmvln. Kas.. Feb. 28. The Heverend'jRT;
W. Emerson and Doctor M. R- Mltchtssfesj
were arrested this evening -on state .war
rants charging them with malicious
trespass on the property of "Cash-Curttak
These warrants are for the raid n
'ufanriav mnrnlnr an- thn'Cnrtis w
liquor-bouse. ' S,
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