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VOL. 37.—N0. 123
Awful Vengeance Visited On
a Negro Rape Fiend.
A Culprit Given a Foretaste
of the Orthodox Sheol.
Burned at the Stake in the Presence
of Six Thousand People.
A Match Applied by the Victim of His
Lust— Enveloped in Flame, the
Writhing Wretch Died in
Awful Agony,
Associated Press Dispatches.
St. Louis, Feb. 20. —A Republic spe
cial from Texarkana, Ark., saya : Ed Coy,
a negro, who last Saturday fiendishly as
saulted Mrs. Henry Jewell, wife of a
respectable farmer living a few miles
outside the city, thia afternoon answer
ed for his awful crime, being burned at
the stake in the presence of 6000 people.
Jewell left his wife and babe alone last
Saturday while he came to town on
business. During the afternoon the ne
gro came to the house and assaulted
Mrs. Jewell. He then dragged her into
the barn, where he kept her
about an hour, assaulting her
repeatedly. When Jewell returned
home, no time was lost in giving
the alarm, and soon scorea of men
were scouring the country in all di
rectiona. During the night two negroes
were arrested, but Mra. Jewell declared
them innocent, and .they were die
Finally it waa learned the guilty
negro waa Ed Coy, and that he had
gone north toward the Little River
country. The search waa vigorously
proaecuted, but without avail, until
early thia 'morning, when a message
came from a farmer named Scott, say
ing Coy waa at the house of Ed Giv
ena, a negro living near him, and ask
ing for men to come and arrest him.
Before the poaae reached the place,
Coy had started away, but waa inter
rupted by Scott aud sons, and held
until the posse arrived. Mra. Jewell
identified him without hesitation.
Coy waa placed in a room and heavily
guarded until the last of the searching
partiea returned to town. When all
were in, the leaders held a consultation
and decided to hang Coy. He waa
accordingly led out and started for
Broad street, where it waa intended to
hang him. Arrived there, some one
threw up a rope, but the raaas of people
setup the about: "Burn him! Burn
Finally the crowd forced the men who
held the negro to move north on State
Line avenue. When nearjthe poatoffice,
some one who had hold of the rope, the
noose of which waa about the prisoner's
neck, attempted to climb a telegraph
pole. He was unceremonioualy dragged
to the ground.
"Burn him! Burn him!" went up
the cry again and again, and it waa
clearly to be seen that death by fire
alone would appeaae the wrath'of the
At thi? juncture Charles M. Reeves, a
leading citizen, mounted an elevation
and beßeeched the crowd for the sake of
their wives and childen, if they were
determined to burn the wretch to take
him outside the city. The appeal had
the desired effect, and a rush .was made
to the suburbs. *
Near the Iron Mountain railroad
tracks a single stump about ten feet
high stood in tbe clearing, and thither
the wretch was dragged. Another man,
who favored hanging,began climbing the
stump, but twenty leveled shotguns
impelled him to descend hurriedly.
The negro was then made secure to
the wire fastenings,and a lib
eral supply of kerosene was poured over
The shout went up: "Let hia victim
apply the match! Let-Mra. Jewell set
the fire!"
In response to the call Mrs. Jewell
emerged from the crowd, supported by
relatives, and walked to the place of
execution. Without a word the spokes
man placed in her hand a match. She
looked at the negro and falteringly
turned to the crowd.
"No; you apply it," was the cry as
the woman was seen to falter.
She struck the match, applied it to
the clothing of the wretch in two places,
and stepped away.
In a few minutes the doomed negro
was a sheet of flame, writhing and
groaning in horrible agony. Death re
sulted in about ten minutes.
Only about twenty minutes before he
was led out, a Republic correspondent
had an interview with him. He asserted
his innocence of the crime, but in such
a manner as carried the conviction of
guilt with it.
While the event ia confessedly a hor
rible affair, it is justifled by a large ma
jority of the people of this section, on
the ground that a desperate dißease re
quires a desperate remedy, and that
banging haa not aa great a horror for
the average negro aa death by fire.
Communication Interrupted In Great
Britain—The Uale in Portugal.
New York, Feb. 20. —A dispatch re
ceived here today from London says:
Severe storms in Great Britain have
almost completely prostrated land tele
graph lines. Communication between
London and Liverpool and the cable
stations on the coast are of a fitful char
acter, and telegraph business is seriously
London, Feb. 20. —Snow storms pre
vailed last night throughout the United
Kingdom. In London two inches of
snow fell, and this morning the city was
enveloped in a dense fog. The weather
remains cold. In North Wales 10,000
quarrymen are thrown out of work by
the snow that has fallen to a great
depth in that part of the country. All
outdoor work in the shipyards in county
Durham ia stopped owing to the yardß
being buried in snow; 7000 men are idle.
A dispatch from Dublin states telegraph
wireß and poles are down in all di
rections through Ireland, and railway
traffic is suspended. Snow is still fall
ing heavily in Ireland, and in Cork and
adjoining places, the roads are covered
four feet. Anxiety is felt regarding the
safety of Beveral farmers, who left the
markets bound for their homes, at a late
hour yesterday evening, and of whom
nothing haa been heard since.
Lisbon, Feb. 20.—Two eailora were
drowned in the Tagua during the gale
which prevailed yeaterday. A girder
supporting the roof of the customashed,
which has a span of 450 by 150 feet, fell,
carrying with it the entire roof, and
wrecking the whole building.
Also the Custody of Her Child—Young
Jim Blame and His Mother Scathingly
Rebuked by the Court—No Reflections
Cast on the Secretary of State.
Minneapolis, Feb. 20. —The Journal's
Deadwood, S. D.,dispatch saya: Judge
Thomas baa granted a decree of divorce to
Mrs. James G. Blame, jr., with the cus
tody of her child, $1000 to pay the ex
pense of the suit, and $100 a month aa
permanent alimony.
Mrs. Blame is apparently happy over
the result, and will leave tomorrow for
Sioux Falls.
There waa practically no defenae, the
defendant's attorneys simply watching
the ease under instructions to fight only
in the event of cruelty aud adultery
being charged.
Judge Thomas, in announcing the
opinion, aaid the teatimony showed that
the cause of separation waa the un
friendly feeling of the family, and es
pecially of the elder Mra. Blame. So
far aa Mr, Blame waß concerned the
plaintiff waa properly treated, but Mrs.
Blame did all in her power to make the
life of plaintiff unhappy. She evidently
concluded tbat it waa best to separate
them, and co surrounded them with cir
cumstances which would result in ap
parent desertion on tbe part of plaintiif.
in other worda, she treated tbe plaintiff
ao cruelly as to cause her to become bo
unhappy that she would leave the family
home, and bo Mra. Blame could claim
that the wife deaerted her hueband.
'"Young Blaine'a conduct waa very
reprehensible. He does not seem,"
said the judge, "to be made of the stuff
we would expect from hiß family. Aa
soon aa he got under the domination of
hiß mother, he aeemed to become es
tranged from hia wife aud treated her
with neglect. The evidence ahowß that
the deaertion waa the result of the
machinations of hia mother, and that
his treatment of plaintiff waa repre
hensible and bad in every respect.''
Speaking of young Mra. Blame's ill
ness, Judge Thomas said, in part: "It ia
hard to find language to describe the
court's feeling againat a young man
who would act as he has. All tho teati
meny ahowa that plaintiff did every
thing in her power to make her husband
return to her, while he aeemed to be es
tranged from her by hia mother."
Indlanapolla Street Oar Employees Or
dered Out Again.
Indianapolis, Ind., Feb. 21. — The
Street Car brotherhood at 2 o'clock this
(Sunday) morning ordered another
strike. After the first contention with
the Citizens' street railway was Bettled
by arbitration, the arbitrators decided
that badges for free riders were given 88
a compensation for extra services on
their line of duty. The company could
withdraw the badges, but in doing ro
the company should offer a money com
pensation for the services required.
Upon this basis the men and Preaident
Frenzel could make no settlement. In
the meantime the men were discharged
who led in the first strike, and the de
mand for increased wages was refused.
A Cable Komi Suit.
San Francisco, Feb. 20.—The Western
Cable and Street Railroad company has
sued H. C. Holmes and A. S. Moore for
an accounting to the company. They
allege that they are directors of the
corporation, and in their private capac
ity obtain contracts for building cable
roads which should have been given to
the company. The company claims
$20,000 damages.
McNulty Most Hang.
San Fbanoibco, Feb. 20.—The supreme
court today affirmed judgment of the
lower court in the case of JobnMcNulty,
sentenced to be banged for the murder
of John Collins in 1887. The court holds
that the act of March,.lß9l, to the effect
tbat executions shall take place at San
Quentin is intended to apply only to
prospective offenses.
Quay la Not 111.
Washington, Feb. 20. — Miss Quay,
daughter of Senator Quay, received a
telegram touightdated Fort Pierce, Fla.,
saying: "Don't be alarmed. The ru
mors that I am seriously ill are un
founded. My cold hag entirely left me."
The Sectarian Education
Fight Still On.
A Split In the Banks of the
The Government Has Gained an
Advantage by the Division.
A Bill ;to Begnlate Emigration — The
Austrian Currency Scheme—Per
sons of High Standing In
volved in a Scandal.
Associated Press Dispatches.
Berlin, Feb. 20.—[Copyright, 1892,
by the New York Associated Press.] —
The government has gained a diatuct
advantage in the division in ranks
of the opposition on the Prussian
sectarian bill. The National Liberals,
headed by Bennington, maintain the
policy with the Freisinnige
party against the measure, as a wjyle.
Another section supports Herr Miquel,
minister of finance, in his endeavors to
arrange a compromise with the advo
cates of the bill. However, as Chancel
lor Yon Caprivi and Count Yon Sediitz,
minister of public worship, Miquel'a
colleagues, have shown no disposition to
alter the measure to make possible its
acceptance by the country, it is difficult
to see where there is any chance to
apply the principle of compromise.
The hostility of the situation is aggra
vated by revelations made by the Allge
mine Zeitung to the effect that Yon
Sediitz, acting under orders from Em
peror William, only submitted the bill
to the ministers as a formality when it
was completed. He was simply used by
the emperor as a channel for the intro
duction of the bill in the landtag. The
question of this departure from consti
tutional usages will be brought before
the landtag, and unless Caprivi can ex
plain it, will shake the power of the
emperor to retain him a? chancellor.
During the time when Bismarck's power
was moat absolute, the ministry pre
served the right of being aucourant on
all legialative projects.
A bill regulating emigration from Ger
many, about to be introduced in the
reichstag, enacts that anybody wishing
to leave the country shall inform the
police as to hia destination. The author
ities will for a month before allowing
the person to emigrate make public his
declaration aa to hia proposed destina
tion. Agents will not be allowed to for
ward emigrants except in accordance
with a written contract open to the «v <
thoiities. No person between the agea
Of 18 and 25 years (the pe
riod covering liability to mili
tary service) will be allowed
to enter into a contract to emigrate.
Contracts will not be allowed in the caae
of diseased and maimed persona or oth
ers who will not be permitted to enter
aa emigrants to countries to which
they wish to go. Agents will be respon
sible for any losses which emigrants
may incur in conaequence of delaya in
transportation. All steamers uaed for
the conveyance of emigrants muat be ex
amined as to their equipment and sani
tary condition. Imperial inspectors will
be appointed at various porta.
Tbe scheme for the reform of the Aus
trian currency has not yet reached the
position of abßolute certainty that a tel
egraphic dispatch from Vienna asserts.
A hitch haa arisen in London in the
plan proposed for raising the loan. The
scheme providea for alow withdrawals
of gold, both in Vienna and London.
The Rothschilds have advised that the
loan be poatponed and that the govern
ment rely on effecting the operation of
their scheme by drawing upon the 180,
--000,000 florina notes in circulation. Fi
nance Miniater Dunajewski declared
that the adoption of thia plan would ex
pose the whole scheme to indefinite
poatponementa. He wanta the Rotba
childa to arrange promptly for a loan
sufficient to enable the adoption of a
gold standard.
Herr Wermuth,imperial commissioner
for Germany for the world'a fair at
Chicago, said during a recent interview
with a representative of the Associated
Press, that plans for tbe German depart
ment of the exhibition, which had juat
been received, had been handed to the
imperial architecta, who were greatly
pleased with them. The outlook, he
added, waa very bright. Herr Stumm,
a leading ironmaster, has announced
hia intention of sending an exhibit to
the fair, and it ia considered certain that
Krupp and the other iron kinga will fol
low the example.
Duke Erneat Gunther, brother-in-law
of the emperor, haa expressed a hope
that he will be able to visit the fair.
Vorwaerta asserts that a criminal in
quiry ia now in progreaa againat certain
personages holding high position in the
Saxon army. The charges brought
againat these persons are that they em
ployed a procureee to secure young girla
for immoral purposes, and succeeded in
debauching over twenty girla.
The aunual reports of the leading
banks of Berlin show that the dividends
have been unexpectedly high. Every
body anticipated, owing to the financial
collapses during the paat year, that the
balance would be bad.
Ten Thousand Woman Destitute in One
Province—A War Rumor.
St. Petersburg, Feb. 20.—The czare
witch'a central famine committee saya
one delegate sends an optimistic view
of the situation in places he viaited,
though the peasants are obliged to sell
their live stock on account of lack of
fodder. Another delegate who visited
Veronness says over 10,000 women of
that province are destitute, having sold
everything for food. Thirty-thousand
horses will he sent to take the place of
thoae sold by the peasants.
Vienna, Feb. 20.—1t is rumored here
that the bulk of the grain the Russian
government recently purchased, osten
sibly for the relief of the famine euffer
era, is reolly intended to be stored in
national granaries aa a preparation for
Bibot Requested by Carnot to Form a
New Ministry.
Paris, Feb. 20.—1t is announced this
evening tbat Ribot, minister of foreign
affairs in tbe cabinet that haa resigned,
haa been requested by President Carnot
to form a new cabinet, and that he haa
agreed to undertake the task.
The St. Petersburg newspapers all
publish articles expressive of regret at
the occurrence of the French cabinet
It is announced that M. Ribot will
form a new minißtry on the old lines, he
being premier and the other ministers
nearly the samu aa the previous cabinet.
Portuguese Financial Troubles.
Lisbon, Feb. 20.—Senhor Mendoza
Cortez, ex-minißter and a peer of the
kingdom, who holda the office of preni
nent of the Luaitano bank, haa been
arrested on a warrant signed by the
minister of justice. The arrest is prob
ably due to the financial troubles be
tween the government, the bank and
the Royal Railway company. Senhor
Reis Souse, a director of the Luzeano
bank, ia now out on $225,000 bail, and
Marquia da Fox, formerly a director of
the Royal railway, haa been arreated in
connection with the same affair—frauda
in connection with the railway employ
ees' pension fund.
Forgery and Embezzlement,
Portland, Ore., Feb. 20.— Robert H.
Russell, cashier at the freight depot of
the Northern Pacific railroad, was ar
rested last night on the charge of forg
ery and embezzlement. It is claimed
that hia shortage will amount to $900.
Train Robbers to Be Given a Warm Re
ception Hereafter—The Railroad and
Express Companies Determined to Pro
tect Passengers and Treasure,
San Francisco, Feb. 20.—The attempt
to wreck a train near Poso by placing a
bomb on the track, together with the
finding of two dynamite bombs on
Marysville bridge and the fight that the
bridge watchman had with unknown
men about twelve daya ago, has aroused
the Southern Pacific company aud Wells-
Fargo & Co. to tbe fact that there ia an
organized band of deaperate men in the
state who are seeking an opportunity to
make a big haul from the express of
overland trains. The express and rail
road people are taking every precaution
againßt the robbers. The trainmen,
conductors, brakemen, Pullman portera,
engineers and firemen on all overland
trains have been armed at the com
pany's expenee, in addition to the ex
press messengers and baggagemen. In
order to keep the men on the alert,
Eromises of substantial rewards have
een held out to them if they display
bravery and coolnesa in fruatrating at
Three Children Burned to Death In a
Blazing Building.
Ironwood, Mich., Feb. 20. —An explo
sion last, night caused the burning of a
atore building occuoied by B. E. Dart'a
saloon on the first floor and the family
ofCharlea Delongcampa above. Three
of Delongcampa' children, Albert, aged
7, Marie, aged 5, and Charlea, aged 2,
were burned to death. The other mem
bers of the family escaped with diffi
When taken from the burning build
ing, with her babe in her arms, and
questioned aa to where the other chil
dren were likely to be found, the frantic
mother could give no clues, aa she had
become separated from them in the
denße smoke. The firemen and citizena
fought the fire with renewed energy,
but to no avail. The trunka of the little
onea were taken from the ruina this
afternoon, two being found- close to
gether about ten feet from the front of
the building, and the third thirty feet
away. Several citizens were seriously
burned in attempting to rescue the
The Junketing Congressmen Arrive in
the World's Fair City.
Chicago, Feb. 20. —Four apecial trains
bearing the congressional and diplomatic
vieitore arrived late thia afternoon.
The travelers were met at the depot aa
the varioua trains arrived, and at once
escorted to hotela by the reception com
mittee. Thia evening the viai tors were
tendered a reception at tbe reaidence of
Mr. and Mra. Potter Palmer, the latter
being preaident of the board of lady
managers. On Monday a visit will be
made to the world'a fair grounds, but
the moat important feature of the visit
will be the banquet which the Com
mercial club will give at the Grand
Pacific, Monday night, to the viaiting
Closing In on the Coal Roads.
Harrisbukg, Pa., Feb. 20.—Governor
Pattiaon today made public two letters
he haa received, one from Auditor Cas
satt of the Pennsylvania road, and the
other from General Maater Workman
Powderly of the Knighta of Labor, pro
teating againat the Reading, Lehigh
Valley and Jeraey Central deal.
Caaaatt's letter givea an array of facts,
which he considers sufficient to prove
the illegality of the deal, and Powtrerlv
proteata aa a citizen of this state and de
mands that the constitution shall be up
The letters are referred by the gov
ernor to. the attorney-general with in
atructions to take such action aa will
enforce the constitution of tbe state and
bring all who violated it within ita con
Mexican Fugitives-
Benson, Ariz., Feb. 20.—Three Mexi
cans implicated in the assassination of
the mayor of Ascension, Chihuahua,
Mexico, have been arrested at Deming,
N. M., and the authorities are awaiting
extradition papers to return them to
Has had a magnetic influence on purchasers of good
clothes the past week, and judging from the number of
Suits and Overcoats that we have sold, merit must surely
be the predominating element in the make-up of the goods
we sell.
It is not strange that we are busy in jT*\
our stores. You will say the same thing «
yourself when you see the nobby Suits \j
and Overcoats we are selling for r\(.£ ° c "i\~\
$10, $12.50 and $15! Jpf
$15, $17.50 and $20! jjj^
For the " wee laddies" and larger boys,
% you will find our department specially attrac
f) tive just now. Kilts, Jersey and Sailor Suits,
s two and three piece suits. We have them
all, variety unlimited, and we are selling
them at "clean-up" prices.
128, 130, 132, 134 N. SPRING STREET.
The So-Called Reform Parties Seeking
to Form a Combination.
St. Louis, Feb. 20.—The principal
event of the day among the delegates to
the induatrial conference waa the meet
ing of representatives of the Prohibi
tion party, the People's party and the
National Reform party in an endeavor
to reach some common ground upon
which they could aupporta single ticket.
Among thoae present were Gen. J. B.
Weaver, Ignatius Donnelly, Miaa
Frances E. Willard, E. J. Wheelock and
G. M. Miller. No deciaion waa reached
beyond the confirmation of the action
of the conference held at Chicago
recently, at which it waa determined
that the committee, having among ita
members aeveral of today's conferees,
should present to the induatrial confer
ence a eeriea of resolutions declaring in
favor of the ißsue of money by the gen
eral government in sufficient quantities
to prevent the intervention of private
institutions: the suppression of the
Baloon; favoring government control of
transportation; opposing alien owner
ship of land, with a limit of any owner
ship, and favoring municipal auflrage
for woman with an educational qualifica
tion. The committee will, therefore,
present theae isauea to the conference
with tbe request that they be endorsed
in the platform.
It ia underatood that the liquor plank
will be met in the conference with a
counter proposition to the effect that
when a state legislated upon the ques
tion that tbat legialation be regarded by
the other the federal govern
ment ; and th :tate protected in the
enforcement ji its law. A lively time
ia expected over thia prohibition ques
tion. One wing of the induatrial people,
led by General Weaver, ia said to be
practically in favor of straight prohibi
tion and alliance with the Prohibition
ists; while another, headed by Wash
burne and Taubeneck, insist that eco
nomic reforma are what the conference
is after, and that the liquor question
should receive consideration later.
At the firnt meeting of the National
Citizens' Alliance today, the delegates
to next week'a conference were iuatruct
ed to support independent political ac
At tonight's meeting of the Alliance
Noah Allen of Wichita, Kan., waa
choaen preaident; Mra. Annie L. Digga
of Washington, D. C., aecretary; P. B.
Moxom of Emporia, Kan., treaaurer.
In addition to supporting the inde
pendent political movement in next
week's conference, the Alliance dele
gates will preaent a demand that the
government alone shall issue money to
the people, taking away from monopoly
the right exiating to do so.
The explanation of the strong effort
of the Prohibitionists to secure a Prohi
bition plank is found in a secret circular
recently sent out by the Prohibition lead
ers, a copy of which was secured tonight.
It atates that there ia a probability
that the St. Louis conference would
evade the liquor queation by adopting a
national scheme and urging that the
leaders endeavor to prevent the auccess
of the movement. Thia national scheme
ia practically government control of the
liquor traffic, and the liberal element in
the Industrials think they can carry it.
Good values in Fine Tailoring a Perfect
Fit, and a large New Stock at 125 W.
Third street. H. A. Gets.
Special attention given to the performance of
all dental operations in the evening by the use
of a Special System of Electric Lights. All
work guaranteed. Prices consistent with First
claps work.
Office Hours—B a.m. to 5p m. Evening
hours. 7 to 10 p.m.
DE. J. A. CRONKHITE Dentist,
1-20 3m Corner Fifth street.
Second and Broadway.
We offer today:
Two valuable business corners on Broadway,
close in; prices are right.
Handdoine new residence on Thirtieth street,
near Figueroa, 8 rooms, $5500. •
60x300 ft. lot on west side Figueroa, nesx
Adams street: adjoins handsome residence; a
bargain at $4000.
Twenty acres in bearing navel oranges, near
Duarto, which will pay 20 per cent on price
asked This is something choloe.
Wo have several good things to offer, list
your houses ' for rent" with ua.the demand ex
ceeds the supply. 2-2 lm
St. Charles Building, 316 N. Main St.
This well-known Restaurant has passed into
the hands of Nicholas Mercadante, who will
hereafter oonduct It. Everything neat and,
attractive. Patrons will be served with the
best the market affords at the most reasonable
prices. Give this restaurant a trial aud yon
will go nowhere else. 1-31 2m
Tobacco is man's most uni
versal luxury; the fragrant
aroma of Mastiff Plug Cut
starts people to pipe smoking,
even those who never used
tobacco before.
T. B. Pace Tobacco Co., Richmond, Virginia.
Baker Iron VLTorkis
050 to 086 BTJINA VISTA ST,
Adjoining the Southern Paclfio around*. Tel*
phone UM. 7-81 tt

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