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i" BENDER M0"JOMN tf,ILLIKA EDITORS,
XflmSDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1871.
THE LYNCHING OF JOHN
SON, DAVIS AND TAYLOR.
" Tungdoms shall fall, and the diamond
Jb4ftcked coronets of earth shall pass out
of cernory before we shall cast one blot
opon the fair fame of Marshall county, or
Injure the sentimeut of the good people
thereof;" but we trust that to-inorrow's
f taay hot rise until the sentiment of
some, at least, may be changed.
A correspondent sends us a comniuniea
ftlon, in which he goes back on the Senti
' -tPfrmtic, "Keyorting Crime " near
Walnut; "StiiJ which contains, perhaps.'the
whole truth in relation to il, but as he has
not given us his true name we must de
cline its publication.
The Clark county lynching is another
Drecursor of the storm that will desolate
the hearth stones "of many," if not de-
Bounced, and on the other hand the pro
per authorities urged to awaken to their
We notice from the papers that Sims
Msjor, of the Herald, has really cim: to
the conclusion that it is not good for man
to live alone, and, acting accordingly, has
laketiino himself a wife. We are in
formed that she is very beautiful, and that
the Colonel is now very happy.
We how realize why the editor of the
Herald refused to pay attention to the Ne
braska giris. and why he considered In
diana a good old State to leave.
May continual joy and happiness" be
" - . STATE OF INDIANA, )
ExF.CVTIVt litniTHM, (
Iii pursuance of the President's Procla
mation, of the 2-Sth ultimo. I, Conrad
Baker, Governor of Indiana, do cordially
TttCRSDAT, NoVEMDER 30, 1371.
Be observed by the people of thi State
as a day of ThanVsgiving and Praise to
God for his boundless and innumerable
mercies to the State and her people.
"Oh, Praise the Lord, all ye nations;
praise Him, all ye people,'.' for "praise is
comely," and "His merciful kindness is
great toward us" "Oh, give thanks unto
the Lord, for He is good ; because His
mercy endureth forever."
Given under my hand and the seal of
the Sstate, at Indianopolis, this 7th day of
November, in the Tear of our Lord. f"e
thousand eight hundred and sevenfv-one.
Attest, CONRAD BAKER.
Norman Eddy, Sec'y of State.
The duty of an attorney is to his client,
nnd if he exempts himself from perjury, ! THE RUMORED ANIMUS OF THE
he is compelled to faithfully perform that , t - , LYNCHERS
J. . rr . . - '
uui. iiiereiore wnen a person, places a
matter wt business in nn attorneys hands,
the law wisely gives' him full . control of i
that business until its final conclusion, j
And ve lay it down as a general propo- j
sition, one which we are willing to stand
A. DERAILED STATEMENT OF THE HORRID
- '" DEED. i "
Last week we noticed the a'frest of three
negroes on a charge of the murder of the
Park fainilv near Ilenryville, Clark Co.
but have virtually taken the matter out of,
our hands and forced us to pay 3.00 ex-; aff at -le betW(
tra to the prejudice of that client. j ,awycr mmcd MjmUcw (
by in the day of Final Jiulrfnt, that there Indiana: " This weekW give the full de
is no power on earth that can take this, tails of1heir being wrested frm the hands
business out of.the attorney's hands, or in j of the laWt Mld iiangcill they were
any way control it in the least to the pre-j dea(i
jucuce ot the client, except that client j A centleman from Clark county, where
hHns-elt. . - v .; ! the murder was committed, in a detailed
The.auihoritias however. (Dcmocmtic), j , , ; f rinr.inr,ti
.who -control affairs-in this' county, have . 7,. . ,, , , nninlna
not only controlled our client s business, - .- . ',.
ioi Hanging iiic iitriuca:
"Two years ago there was a shooting
reen a shystering
flonrn- nnrt Thn
Tt i.i i i .i. . : j o
u uum ae -nuu, nu,i, ui- ; ft nrf ubor f ,he park famUv. The
torncy who was so umortunate as to i,in(1,., rivv .
have an interest in a newspaper (to leave ' , i", .. , , , ,
. . . , ; rels and lawsuits, which became very bit-
at least have had the privilege extended to
him of inserting his own client's sheriff
sale notice in his own paper, as a matter
of courtesy, especially when that could be
done for $3.00 less, without anv violation
of principal ; but that was denied us in
... inonts, there were threats made to kill
ot custom, politically, it was insisted. i , ,, , , .
, , I Thomas Prall, and they were supposed to
l he laws of Indiana were made for the ! , .. , .
, , , . ! have come irom Clegg and his party,
whole pcoale, and the lawyer who is en-' , , ,r , r i e.,
., ' J ... ; John M. Kirk, Cyrus M. Park, one ot the
trusted with a case, when acting within , - , , , ., . i -i
,.: murdered iieople, and others, took sides
the authority of the law, cannot be pro-! ... n , . . , ., ,
, , - ' , , . i with Prall, and stood guard at his house
vented by any power on earth from doing I . , . , , . ,
, . , . i one night. They afterwards organized a
justice to the client, nor to omit anything i , . , ? ... , . , ,
, , ' a ! kind ot protective society, and this tor a
which is lawful to be done for his inter- ,. ... - , , , . .
. , . , time greatly lucensed their enemies,
est, under penalty of being dUbanvrt ; yot I ,, . ... . . . . .
i o, ;r tlegg is said by our informant to have a
when the Shenff, lor the lurtherancc of . , , .,
, very bad reputation, the people in the vi
partizau purposes, w ill arbitrarily compel . ' . , . ,
V..l..t.J UI 111.U1J (.1V ILUIllljj, C,1IV. t
stantly watching him. It is proper to add,
, tcr. Cornelius Prall, a brother of Thom
1 as Prall, became involved in the quarrel
on behalf of his brother, and ultimately
! became insane by reason of the troubles
w ith the hostile gang, and died in the In
sane Asylum last week.
About a year ago, perhaps eighteen
an attorney to publish his client's notices
in a certain paper, at whatever cost, the
result must be prejudicial to his interest, !
and should not be claimed as a right, but i
simply a usurpation of power. j
iiu.i ii.:.. i.. .,..,.i
. J l 1 ho tjn hunn n.i,-. t olttir-b- l,,lili m-ulll k fl-L'
thing it was to so drive an axe down into
the head of sleeping bjeingS. . lie seemed j
more.anxions to leave the impression up
on thcininister's mind;, the horror lie felf
at the deed than to talk of -his own. spirit.-';
ual hbpes or fears. Said tliat he had been
praying, "and would strive to b prepared
for death, and that Jbesuppfl&'ed that it
would come. The fitness of the minister's
words . see.n. rovv3n. viiiiv.bf Alie -tetiible.
scene so sot,u ? tefbh ehactetl, strikingly
significiht and appropriate." :.i.'.,"C:r"V ?
After d escribing the breaking oj.en of
the jail, 83 i .'eu in our dispatches yester
day, the Ledge? fays;
All three were thenpinioned, andIliv
terribre death-rope, with a hangman's
noose already prepared, was placed round
their necks, and by this they were led
forth from the prison, escorted on either
bide by parties who answered to their
number as called by their leader to do
duty. They closed the door of the jail
liehind them, and ordered those who. had
been witness of their work as prisoners to
remain in the jail, as they meant not to
be interfered with by alarming the village,
and they proceeded back by the street and
road in which they had come, dragging
with them the pinioned negroes at a
CONDCCT OK THE VIGILANCE.
While the vigilants were in the village,
and at work at the jail, they used no pro
fane language, indulged in no threats,
and refused to say more than was neces
sary to their work and to silence the pro
tests of the persons who were urcsent.'
Their work seemed to be all planned
with accuracy, and they carried it out
without au incident of any kind to inter
fere. Many of the citizens of tlre'jflace
must have been awakened by-the-terrible
thundering blows against the Jart floors,:
but no one appeared in the s:reetswor of
fered to resist. In fact, it would have
unless ail organized-party
and distended lips grinned with a fiend-
like-scowl, as if defying in his death gasp
his retreating persecutors -s The flicker
ing Tight of the dying bonfire reflected
from, the face of .. v . g
'J THE ACCOMPLICE DAVIS
as g.hastjy a hue as the" othtrs. He hung
alone aljiout twenty feet to the rear of the
rest. His head hung loosely forward,
wusd presented' an appearance not unlike
the silent and remorsctuUman that we had
seen ...him in Ids cell;""as the minister
warned him cf the consequences of sin,
and the fearful nature of eternal punish
ment. i:Ve left the ghastly, scene of. horror
about a quarter past t hree, and returned
to the village. One after another of the
citizens bad been aroused, and came to
ward the jail with anxious looks, inquir
ing what had taken place; many learning
with surprise that the men had been
taken away and hung, while another class,
always ready -with an "I told you so,"
was certain that it would be done. Wc
heard no regrets expressed, but on the
contrary, the most who ventured an ex
pression justified the deed that hastened
these alleged criminals to their doom.
The murder of the Tark family was a
heart rendering affair, committed in cold I
blood, and swift and terrible has been the
punishment inflicted upon these men as
the perpetrators of the deed. The double
triple tragedy is ended.
however, that the difficulty between him ! been useless,
and Prall is believed to have been arnica-1 had prepared to capture the liand, which
bly settled some time ago. Nevertheless, I could not have been done without a
w hen the murder of the Park family and j bloody fight. AVe were surprised at the
COOLNESS OF THE OFFICERS OS THE LAW
upon this trying occasion. Sheriff Baxter
once escaped out of the back door and
shouted fire three times, wk-n ho was
j were a.i.iunced, suspicion was excited
that Clegghad something to do with the
horror. He, however, took an active part
in arresting the negroes implicated, and ! overhauled in his
watched the case closely to the end. This
, suspicion that Clegg, or some of his gang,
; wfie the instigators of the murders is still
believed by a number of people in Clark
. county, and there was a great desire
among tliinking men that the negroes
and confined io ourself. w:e could have
borne it in silence, however insulting
it may have been, but when the
interest of a clieut is at stake, and
when it becomes a matter of public policy,
as a journalist we are in duty bound to
make it known.
Our cotemporary may undertake to
shield his paity in this behalf, on the
ground thai there is a Democratic Sheriff,
mm Mini lb iuMUlll.u f 1 v 1 1 unma iw , , , , , ... , .., ., i , ,
J shoulu be lett alone until thev had been
give nil the legal punting to the organ a (() M f;lcU tbat could 1)e
representing h,s party. I las we deny. ; ..
It has never been pr.tciicea ai'sjitrarny n i
the Republican party, only when the in
terest of the individual could be best sub
served. - "
The Renublican nartv b;is too many
heads to go wrong, and when one goes i Vnona. Our informant does not think
astray another setsit right ; the Republi- xUU wus t,,e iu ,hd Prescnt ,Dstance
can party is in'the interest of the People, Th,! nc-rr mca wcrc "ndoubtedly guilty
and any head moving against their inter j of t,,u u0'-rous cricie, but many be
,.vt .n ,.i,Uni.-.,ri i- r.ti,. ti, ! ''eve, and have from the first, that some
Democratic party has but one head, and
an infernal sight of tail. When that head
moves in a certain direction, the whole
body follows, and the tail hardly ever gets
it is easy enough to conceive the possi-
I bility of designing men placing articles of
j clothing, some in a house here, and some
I there, to throw suspicion upon innocent
over the fence.
In this issue we publish the details of a ,
triple tragedy which indellibly stamps an- j
other black spot on Indiana's fair name. :
The Indianapolis Journal, in commenting I
upon the atrocity of the affair, says : j
"The brutality of the negroes who mur- j
derd the Park family in Clark county.
only exceeded by that of their barbarous ;
executioners. Lynch law is excusable ;
when crime is strong enough to control j
the action of judicial tribunals and nullify j
the penal laws. In California the criir.i
ual classes held the ballot-boxes, packed j
juries, and dictated veidicts and judici: 1
opinions. A brutal minority had intimi-;
dated the masses of the citizens, and no
show of resistance was made until James
King, a prominent citizen of San Francis
co, was assassinated in open day upon the
public streets, by a desperado named Ca
: .:i ,1 1. ,1 1...
sev. One morning six thousand unmasked J"u u 11U,L MlKl
citizens stood shoulder to shoulder in the
public scpiure, and with glittering bayon
ets in their hands, pronounced judgment
upon the ruffians. Three of them were
tried, fonndjfiuilty of murder and huug,
while scores of them were banished from
the State. A few years a?j the Reno
o-nno- nip.mnriMl strtno-th wilh the l:iv in
Ltinn .nntv Thnv wP.n. was on his knees in the cell, praying, he
powerful, and had sheriff, jurors and law
yers in their constant pay. They planned r'f tbe danSerous position he occupied, in
While the fact that the w orst form cf
Indiana Democracy has prevailed for
3-ears in the counties of Jackson, Frank
lin and Clarke, goes far to explain the re
peated acts of brutality and lawlessness
that have occurred in those localities, it is
not sufficient to explain the fur'.her fact
that it is almost impossible to arouse pub
lic sentiment to an appreciation of the
guilt of the mobocrats. There is a gener
al impression that our criminal code is
framed and administered so as to provide
and furnish facilities for the escape of
malefactors. It was enacted by a legisla
ture composed in the main of criminal
lawyers, and its provisions are interpreted
by judges selected from the same class.
One would suppose from reading our laws
and seeing thcin administered in our
cour's, that thieves, perjuiers and murder
ers were a very worthy class of citizens,
whose-rights were in danger of invasion,
and that it had become necessary to throw
extraordinary safeguards around them to
protect them from persecution. From the
time a criminal is charged with an offence,
the whole machinery of the law is worked
with a view to assist him to escape pun
ishmeut. In the first place, he cannot be put up'n
his trial until nine of twelve grand jurors
-agree to indict him. When he is put up
on trial, if his cr.me be murder, he can
challenge twenty jurors, while the State
is allowed but six challenges. If his
crime be less than murder, he has ten
challenges to the State's three. If the
Judge frying the case commits an error as
to the admission of testimony or in in
structions to the jury, the defendant gets
a new trial, while a felon may escape by
means of the grossest misconduct of the
J udge, and the State has no redress. If
jurors are improperly influenced by out-
siders to the prejudice of the prisoner, he
can set their verdict aside, but he may ob
tain a verdict of acquittal by the most fla
grant bribery, and the verdict is a bar to
further prosecution. In the argument to
1he jury, the defence has the close; and
Indiana is Ihe only State di-graeed by
such -a. practice. It- was incorporated
into our code by calaboose lawyers,
for the benefit of the criminal classes,
snd has fcred such anomalies in tlie pro
fession as Voorhees. whose chief busi
ness it is to traverse the State and bully
ignorant juries into acquitting felons.
After the closing speech comes miik
and water charge to the jury, into which
the law compels the judge to inject a se
ries of set phrases prescribed by statute,
. from tvhich the jury generally get the
impression that the prisoner at the bai
ls a much injured person, and that each
juror is in danger of committing some
great crime if he agrees to a verdict of!
guilty. If, notwithstanding all this, a
verdict in rendered against the defendant,
the lawyers proceed to dissect the record
with a view to discover some error upon
which they may bamboozle the Supreme
Court into a reversal of the case.
The Supreme Court is the citadel in
which the persecuted felon finds his last
and surest defense. He may fail in ihe
grand jnrf room, hi.s suborned witnesses
may be discredited, the petit jury may tie
proof against the seductive, eloquence of a
closing speech, ''and the" charge of the
tConrt may possibly fail to raise a doubt
of guilt in their minds; but after ad thi:
there are many chances that the Supreme
Court may discover some way for his es
icape. The assiduity - with which the
judges of that court labor tcr prevent the
. punishment of crime is really wonderful
A perusal of their published tlccisions for
the last fifteen or sixteen years will show
thi?t scores ofthe worst felons, ofr ..the
State have been set at liberty for reasons Since the New York election, we have
aoittfvlfll that it is difficult "to persuade Ireceiyed the profile-of the editor of the
alarm, with the firmly spokjn words:
'"No more of that," and led hick to sur
vey the demolition of the prison-dtwrs.
There were more than a dozen of persons
who witnessed these proceedings, but
were powerless to resist, and VcCe closely
guarded. The family of - Mr. Long 'mani
fested an intrepidity nnd firmness -iumd
tbe exciting scenes around then fhat'ivas
remarkable. There was-no noisy exefre
ment of any kind, the vigilants pursuing
their work with steadiness, and theVpar?
ties present looked on, powerless' to!opS
j pose the armed men that held them pris
oners. One gentleman was obseived to
be giving close inspection to one whose
: mask had fallen, and was speedily dis-
An exchange draws the following con
trast between the two political parties:
The Republican party is the party of
,.(lt is the party of opposition to Rings.
It is the party of honest and economical
"It is the party of National faith.
It is the party of National security.
: It is the party of National repose.
J.t is the party of diminishing debts.
It is the party of decling taxes.
It is the party of prudent legislation.'
It is the party of Common Schools and
It is the party of General Fidelity in
The Democratic party, on the other
hand, is the party ot Tammany Hall.
it is the party of Rings and Plunderers.
It is the party of Corruption and Rob
bery It is the party of Ku-Klux.
It is the party of Repudiation.
It is the pnrty of National agitation
It is the party of growing debts.
It is the party of increasing taxes.
It is. the party of Sectional Apmopri
ations. It is the party of General Faithless
ness in Administration.
The engine lias come, and A Ilawley has jut-t received ami added to his stck a large lot of new '
Boots, Shoes, Leather, and Boot and Shoe Findings1
And there may no w be found at his Store
4,000 Pairs of Men's and Women's Boots and Shoes,
2,000 PAIRS OF YOUTHS' AND CHILDREN'S BOOTS AND SHOES.
OIF1 ALL GRADES .A-ISTD PRICES.
From which a selection can be made to suit every body, of every taste whatever, nnd of prices rahjjiijf'
from 25 cents up to 86, among which may be found the
CELEBRATED CUSTOM MADE, PHILADELPHIA. FRENCH KID. SI3IJN RID,
and PeH'il e Goat, L ice Bal., for ladies, ewrv pair warranted. Also, the noted BiocUer and Chicago Kip .m l
Oalf li ot , which cannot lie excelled for diirahility.
In fact there never were better inducements olF.ved in Plymouth to bti- goods in this than is.now of
ered at the ,
SIGN OF THE GOLDEN BOOT! "
And to this is added a very lanje 'ot of Gents Clotfi, Kid-raced, and Buck Gloves and Mils of cvnry style
and there will be constant additions made from time to time to stock nnd supply the demand Remember th
place is .
Ui. IC. Gr.IJrn Boat, West Side riiclugan Street, Plymouth. Indiana.
lilSTOHY OK Ti!B
GREAT COM'LAG It A T ION:
Chirtigo A 1'nvent nnd Future.
coinrittcd in the attempt. The ontJve
i white man or men were at the bottom of j tone, from the entrance of t lie t'arty into
! the tragedy. This conviction has gained ! the irison until they' departed with their
j strength since the hanging. There are 1 prisoners, was just an hour and ten
i those who believe the criminals back of I minutes, ka". ing the prison at forty min-
i the negroes wanted to get rid of three ' utes past two.
i troublesome instruments' of their villainy j xo REi'oitTs at.t.owf.d.
! who misiht blow on them. j A reporter for a Louisville pancr.
' The Grand Jury having failed to find an j had taken lodgings at the jail, begged to
! indictment, the Court intended to hold j be permitted to repair to the telegraph
i the prisoners until further evidence was ! office and report the attack on the jail for
j adduced. The note sent Park, saying "he j his morning paper, but was icftised, and
land Kirk would be fixed,' has not been ' ordered to desi.-.t, sonic of the'party telling
i found in Park's house. j him thoy
I The Park girls Evclric and Helen
were still alive this mornimr. Helen will
The above is the title of a volume of
over four hundred pages, devoted to the
recent great tire whicii devastated Chica- ;
go, being the greate.-t lire recorded in the
j world's history,-and the most slartiing
event ol modern times, anil the one mo.-t
v "The great confia-:
: grution in I liu-ago, which, train the iih i
i to the tiih of October, IcVl, held the
i great city of the Noil hwest under t he
i absolute dominion of a tire ilend wl:oc i
I heel was as cruel as that v. hich stamped
out tfodoni and Gomorrah, ciu.-hed Lon- j
don in lii-io, benumbed Philadelphia and
i New York, or bUit'.Ltl I'oiil.n.d foni tin-
Can we do? The most cold blooded mur- : ,u.,p c,,r ;1 j-hoit ..e.is'.n.
derers are protected by the merest c.uib- j The volume contain; a carefilly pre-.
l.Uw f law inwi l.-f-nt in-.l ,n.. rl..-i fared digest of the hi.-tory ot 'Chicago lie- !
vice or another until witnesses arc dead or
Shall Thieves ue !miot. Elsewhere
isan account of shootinga notorious thief ! replete wi:U mise
in Marshall county. Our exchanges of
he give several similar cases, and now
the question is what is to be done about
it ? Certainly we are not to all w every
man to shoot every man whom he su-pects
as a felon, vet as the laws are. what el.-e
j ' DID NOT DO El SINKSS IN Til AT WAT'
! and he was only released after the pfmv
not live ov?r Sunday, perhaps not till j was fairly on their way out of the village.
then. The other may possibly
few daws longer."
survive a ; Your reporter, more fortunate than he,
j was soon on the track of the party, which
fore the tsic, commencing wi.n the miii
tarv davs of l'o:t l.Varborn. tracing its.
spinted away, anil they go scot iree. ' growth in population and commeteial rc
Evcn the machinery of law, ith its dial- i sources, giving its pi inciple lopogiaphi
knees and changes of venue, and the i eal features, and sl.eu hes .fall iis gie.c
, . : , .. . . . I public works; the oMgin and progic-s ot
closing avgvment bekire tbe jury, given to he iirc t.tmn.ncii.g" wi.h the now fa
the thief, -J lavor the actuital of the j moAS Cow shed in t ho West L'ivM.n, and
guiltv, even after arrest. 13 ut then it is i tracing it square by septate, until it is
nobody's business to arre.t a felon. It is I opp d, torn icen imur,. alU-i-waid. in -the
' . , , , . , , oak grove-, on the norihe.n lm.i'.s ol th.-
not even in the city the duty ot the police-, citv P describing tl.e di;t.::c'e.-i -!., t Hit
man to detect and arrest one. If pointed j prominent bi ihlings biimed. :-h:c.ing the
out he mav on a warrant ; hut whose dutv pecnliaiilies and eceen1 ; ;i ii ics o( the
is it to get out a warrant? There will be i 4re ulu.1 iemark:;bly dotntcive c;:.ali
" . . -.!, uli rareUillv ;rj area analv-is ct
more of this miscellaneous tliooting lie- tUt. ge,KT.;l lo.c.- an 1 insurance ; and a
fore there is less, unless the State assumes : full .sprinkling cf i:id,U::';, and -c, ;:ts,
hut -honest men need protection as well i giapiuca.ly ill", .ra't-g t!-.? 4r of
Mmctny val'h: ant! ilonuay. the episodes
of the streets, the pluuuc: itias ,!' ij.e
thieves, the ue
HOLD "3rTOTJ ERBATH X
SIMON BECKER will occupy this space next
week with a new advertisement, relating the
great bargains that may be had in Dry Goods at
ruction of life, ihe be.! lie
j proceeded out the Otis.co road. They
'hastened their d-omed pi. jcrs at so
-.nul l 1 r-.nr.rt ,1..,, it ,-.. (din-ill l
in sight of their rapid ma-ell. At the up-1
per end of the village, one of the prison-!
ers, Taylor, either refused to go or, stum- i
bling, ell, w hen the order was give a to
drag him, and, af.er a brief halting, they
resumed their rapid fight, and in an in
credibly short space of tinio arrived at the
ness of the jailer, we were permitted tote sccnu where the awful tragedy tookpr:ye.
one of the party. The prisoners had been ! -V large fire had been built there, and it
visited by so many that they seemed in-j had evidently been the place oi render
different at the approach of another per- j tous before entering tha village, "-"iis the
son. But when the mission was known j leaves and earth showed by the trampUngj
thev cagerlvresnonded to the call of the camptires. the swiftness with wlndi
of the lake
Details of the Horrid Scene-
New Ai.baxt, November IT.
The Ledger of this evening has the fol
lowing particulars of the occurrence at
and before yesterday morning's bloody
sequel to the Park family tragedy:
the minister's visit.
A minister visited the prisoners in the
and a ca:e:'.i!l
jailer, and conversed most freely. The
; first cell visited was that of Taylor. He
! said. The minister, after reminding him
Of Lanorts District Sundav School Con- ! 1:,lIllt l,u
First -M. F. Cir.ircli, jxow Jah, at-tli, I
ilOXOAY iiTII. j
T to 7:30 m ddress to Sunday!
Selciol workers by ... 'chibald Heal. '
t : ',i to y lU'stionseb bv J. II. CUscl
and Dr. Then. Fravd. j
Ti'sn.iy S-'tii. .
8:'30 to ! a. m. Religous devi)ti(.ns !
. . . . i . .. ; ....i ,(..... ..c . i. ;
and carried on a series ot robberies w hich,
r v. r ,,! i,i,i tv, and the probable conviction before the
nr nrio-uiMlitv ot foncioiioii nno holdnesK 1
of execution, are unparalleled in the an
nals of crime. Kailroad trains were cap-
courts, if he were permitted to be brought
to trial, inquired of his preparation to
4 ,i.,,k :: ..i.,,i,i
tnred and express messengers gagged and ! "l"' " " t",,,UIU
robbed. The robbers were known, but ! him ddenly. His reply was that he was
as thev confined their operations to i ful'y an(1 haPPuy spared
Jackson county, they felt secure in j
the consciousness of their power to
control the courts. The people undertook j
and accomplished the work for the courts, j
and exterminated the gang. In New ;
York city, Tweed and his gang boasted j
ttiat they owned the courts and controlled j
the ballot-boxes. It was resolved to make
one more effort to wrench the city irom ,
their grasp without resort to Lynch law,;
and it is only because the. robbers were I
friglUiiel w.t Ihe xpulav- Uidignatfou that
had been crucified, though innocent. He
had long years ago made his peace with
God, and that God had spoken peace to
him ; told him to go and sin no more.
Since then he had tried to serve the Lord ;
was a member of the Colored Methodist
Church at Charlestown. He was happy
in believing that t he mercy of God through
faith would save him. They might kill
his body, but that his soul was safe; and
he was innocent of the crime charged
against him, was resigned to his fate, and
thev were beaten at the election. If thevi" t-THtl 111 ,,,s t-rovirtence, permuted ins
had triumphed, as they had heretoforej leatb-he could say, "Thy will, not mine,
they would have paid the penalty with lc done." The minister, with a few mon
their lives. We have mentioned these I itol7 worlls 5n reference to the terrible
three instances in which mob violence, 01 I,a,uri of professing faith in God and in
revolution feemed to be, in a larse meas-1 uoeence, and dying with this double sin,
tire, justified or palliated by the fact that ! hc were S1"" an urSng steadfast and
the customary agencies for obtaining re-1 anweavering iann m ine niooci oi unnsi
dress were paralyzed or controlled by the j " he were innocent, left him with an earn
criminal classes. Nothing of this sort j est pressure of the hand, and commended
i,i,wt in vtiiinion nf ilipntm- "" to sees earnestly ior divine assist
...... - i
honest ojeti that the -; reasons -assigned
ivere the only ones influencing the deter
mination of the Court. . The effect of all
this has been -to confirm the impression,
5b , the public mind, tJiflt it is practically
impOfcSiible to punish a lon, if he has in
fluential fricjads. and plei'ty of modey
Ind. JurnaZ. '. '..'"" -" ' '
clous barbarity of the felons who partici
pated in. the hanging and torture ofthe
three negroes t Charlestown last Friday.
AVe had no doubt of the guilt ofthe pris
oners, or that the' would be tried and
punished 'according tb law." If, as "is
stated, the grand jury refused to indict
them, wc suspect that, it was simply a
trick tci afford some show of justification
for the outrage, and if we are right in onr
suspicious, the officers and jurors who
have thus connived at the brutality, should
be branded as f Jons. They are no better
than felons, if the evidence as published
was detailed before them and they failed
to 'indict the murderers." - ..
tVaynesbtirg, (Penn.) Messenger, a demo
cratic paper, with his name signed, W. T.
II. Pauley.' ' This is no doubt to show ns
the effect the said elections have had on
him ; and if the profile is a lair represent
ance to bear whatever fate awaited him.
Leaving Taylor, he passed to the cell of
Davis, which was adjoining, who readily
responded, and had, perhaps, been listen
ing to the conversation with Taylor. He
appeared dull, remorseful, and stupid.
Had little conception of . his condition
spiritually, and evinced little concern
about his future interests. Said he was
never a member of any church, he hoped
God would save his soul ; said he was in
nocent of the crime ; was at home with
his wile; but only manifested physical
terror or death, seeming to tremble and
Shake. Solemn and affectionate monitory
words . were addressed to tim, and he
promised . to- pray earnestly to God for
help. . The poor man reeled back toward
hi? couch, the picture of utter and hope
less despair. Johnson was next visited,
and after a few words, in which he con
fessed his Complicity in tbe nu:ider ff the
Park family, excused himself by narrating
the means '. of persuasion that had been
tionof democratic editors generally,. we pnsed to overcome his scruples, and , de
must conclude the spirit has all gone but : scribed with .minuteness the terrible scene
or them. - '' V" ' 'in Mr. Park's home, and iTow aw foil a
they accomplished their work show'slhar
the place and all the details were planned j
for a speedy job, to avoid any danger or j
chance of rescue, for at ten minutes past
three the leader announced to the band
that their work was done, untill railed
together again, to say nothing, to remem
ber the password, "Justice to all w)ctvand
the band scattered off toward the north,
through the woods, to enter the Otisco
road. . '"
swinging them it. "
Not having suffered ourselvws to go in
side of the lines of the guard ia their
(journey, to the woods, we can givs but a
brief account of what occurred immedi
ately preceding the hanging. So rapid
had been the movements of the Vijilants
that no time of consequence was sjient in
interrogating the victims, and it is' only
possible that any report will ever I made
of the exact details of the affair. , AVe
could hear from our position no plead
ings. There were no bitter scoffin.lsfi"onv
the crowd.' The low, yet iirm and steady
commands of the leader were obe'ye as if
there was a specified, measured moment
for each act, and as successively the ter
rible command went forth, "Up with !im,"
"up," "up," the accompanying writhing
groan was half drowned by the rustling
ofthe feet, the swaying "to and frocf ;the
crowd, and the mingling of half-subdued
voices. It was a scene of terror thav har
rows the soul to remember, aud wc v'ouid
feel constrained to forbear if we couid re
port every act and word in detail.
A I,OSEI.Y INTERVIEW. '
After the departure of the vigilants, the
lone stillness of that right-scene wai ter
rible, and we, at our leisure, examined the
THE DARK FORM OF JOHNSON,
With his face towards the east, and his
head inclined forward from his broken
neck,- outrivaled in ghastly horror,. the
most ghastly pictures of. sensational
criminal records. His feet we're scarcely
four feet from the groundy and as hdhudg
there in the light of the-: morning tar.
that was blazing in-the east, he pisseited
a picture of horror too terrible1 for'cte
scription. Beside him, but nearer to the
body of the tree, dangled-'. -- - 1
"- u ' THE CARCASS OF TAYLOR .tl'Ji
the alleged principal : iii the ; terrible
butchery of the Tark fairiiry. His farm
was nude, save the slight remnants' 6f a
whte shirt thatas stretc-hed acrosshis'
lower limbs, while the hangman's knot
under bis -chin threw his head back, in, a
gaspins movement, 'and "his; -white teeth
led by J. limes.
tl to 0:30 Uujjct teaching exemplified
by G. Nash.
t) :.iO to l'j Discussion opened bv G.
: 10 to 10 -M0 Sunday School government
by James Johnson.
10:10 to 11 Discussion opened by C.
It to 11 -30 Class teaching by M. N.
11:30 to 12 Discussion opeued by
1 :30 to 4 p. m. Reports from the
Schools, and general discussion and re
marks. 7 p. m. Children's Mass Meeting, ad
dressed by John Robinson, J. L. Boyd
and Prof. li. AVilcox.
8:20 to 9 a. m. Religious clevol ions,
led bv K. H. Sanders.
9 to !. 30 Essay, The Sunday School
as a means- of Grace, by J. P. Earley.
9:30 to 10 Discussion opened by Jas.
10 to 10:30 Essay, Best Method of In
fant Class Instruction, L. AV. Lawhon.
10:30 to 11 Discussion opened by O.
11 to 11:33 Question Drawer, John
11:30 to 12 Criticism of answers by-
1 :30 to 2 p. m. Miscellaneous business.
2 to 2:30 Best Method of Preaching
to Children bv J. Robinson.
2 -BO to 3:30 Love Feast, led by F.
The various exercises to be interspersed
with suitable music.
ol all the srreat lii-lisicai n;v. v.i !t a
, comparison belwct n them and w Chi
j cago calamity, by Ja:; s V. M. .d:-;n,
j Associate iiditor of ilu Ciu'e ;,' Teilri.tnc,
who has been k.s.nva !'.; e.;:s as
.the most acconitiisu..! jou:n:ii
! renowned writers i;i this n.tnihy. audi
George P. Up'.on. Literary i.ui;. r i" the!
1' rib line, wicielv known in iiisrpeciai :e I
I pari.-i"!'! of critics, m, and especially fa-j
! miliar through the Nohlr.ct during the j
i past four years over his om de jtlu.u ii
i "Perejri ine fickle." Both of lhe.se iren-
tlemen were eye-witnesses of the lire
ana therefore write from personal obser
vation. Their manti.-ciipis have b-ea
carefully corrected to suii the latest offic
ial intelligence up to date, and will there
fore be found reliable as well as graphic.
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