FlamesTbronton to Destroy the Eiitir*
Central Business Portion of
Three Girls Thought to Have Perished
and Two Others Probably Fatally
The Eastern Michigan Asylum Nav
in the Embrace of the Fire
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Dec. 28. —A
fire which threatens destruction to th
business portion of the city is nov
raging. Loveman's great retail di
goods store ha9 burned to tlie ground
*t is reported that three girls were
burned to death. Two girls
from the second-story window and worn
so badly injured they will probably die.
The Times building is on tire besides a
dozen other buildings and a high wind
The Mat of Dead Caused by the Accident
at Halting, S. Y„ Growing Larger.
TARRYTOWN, N. Y., Dec. 28.—The
total number of those who lost their
lives by the accident at Hastings now
reaches eleven. The eleventh victim
died during the evening. The official
list is as follows:
MRS. ANN BALDWIN, of New York.
THOMAS W. POLLEY, of Poston.
ABRAHAM KNIGHT, Wagner car
MISS LIBBIE VAN ARSDALE, of New
MISS MABEL SLOCUM, of Lockport,
MISS GERTRUDE MOORE, of Medina,
MISS LIZZIE FORD, of Brooklyn.
J. W. WHITE, Wagner car porter.
MISS LILLIAN BALDWIN, of New
M. R. EBERT, of New York.
EDWIN E. WILCOX, of New York.
Of the twenty-two persons who were
in the ill-fated car, but six escaped se
Albert E. Herrick, the brakeman
"whose carelessness caused the accident,
fled soon after the collision and has not
yet been found. He will be arrested if
AN ASYLUM BURNING.
The Eastern Michigan Asylum in the
Embrace of the Fire Fiend.
PONTIAC, Mich., Dec. 28. —Fire started
in the north wing of the Eastern Michi
gan asylum for the insane about 9 a. m.
The fire started in an attic in the
woman's department. The fire has now
«ntire control of the north half of the
Imilding, and at this hour it looks as if
the entire building would be destroyed.
The inmates were removed with little
difficulty and are being safely taken
care of ia the cottages, which at this
time come in as a God-send. Help has
arrived from the Detroit fire depart
A BIG LANDSLIDE.
A« Entire Train Buried from Sight at
Sioux City—Several Lines Blockaded.
Sioux CITY, la., Dec. 28.—A Chicago,
St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha train
was caught in a landslide near the river
bridge and completely buried with
earth. Fortunately no one was injured
bat the track is completely blocked. As
it ia used jointly by the Union Pacific,
Fremont, Elkhom and Missouri Valley,
and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and
Omaha, trains of all the lines for the
Weat will be blockaded for at least
EVANSTON ON FIRE.
One of Chicago's Largest Suburbs Burn
ing—Fire Heyuuii Control.
CHICAGO, Dec. 28.—A telegram from
Evanston, one of the largest suburbs of
this city, says: A fierce fire is in pro
gress here. French's hotel and several
dwellings have already been destroyed
and the flames are beyond the control of
the fire department.
Vatural Gas Explosion.
PITTSBURG, Dec. 28.—The three story
brick dwelling of M. Pritchard, 2918
Smallman street, was blown to atoms
shortly before 1 a. m. by an explosion of
natural gas. Mr. Pritchard keeps a gro
cery store in his building and went to
the cellar to get a basket for a cus
tomer, which he had stored away. He
struck a m^teh and the explosion oc
curred. Tue concussion was terrific,
pieces of the building being blown half
a square away. It is considered a mir
acle that any of those in the building at
the time should have escaped with their
lives. Mrs. Pritchard and three children
aged 4, 7 and 9 years, respectively,
were in bed on the third floor, and were
taken out of the cellar.
Two Killed and Two Injured.
DETROIT, Mich., Dec. 28.—A special
to The News from Marquette, Mich.,
says: Two freight trains collided at 0
a. m. near Humboldt, on the Duluth,
South Shore and Atlantic railroad,
miles from here. John Harlocher, a
brakeman, and Emil Van Oppen, fire
man of the west bound freight, were
killed, and John Beany, engineer, was
seriously injured. Conductor Jones, of
the west bound freight, was slightly
BUFFALO, Minn., Dec. 28.—Judge
Hooker dismissed the case of the State
vs. Gibson Bailey, indicted for man
slaughter. This case was brought out
of the burniug of the man in the jail at
Monticello, but it seems that the evi
dence brought in by the state was not
sufficiently strong to make a case, so was
ihrewn out by the judge.
WAS IT SCHNAUBELT?
Theory That the Sage Dynamiter and Ha]
Market Hoinb Throwers Were Identical.
CHICAGO, Dec. 28.—The Globe print!
the following: Information just receive*]
concerning Rudolph Schnaubelt, th
bomb thrower at Haymarket square
makes it appear that the anarchists had
a hand in the recent bontb throwing ifr
the office of Russell Sage in New York
Comparison of photographs lends addi
tional color to the story that Schnau
belt has forfeited this life for "the
cause," and joined Parsons, Spies.
Fischer, Lingg and Engel. It is a start
ling story of two great cities, of the twe
dramatic and terrible events of the
closing years of the nineteenth century.
Should it prove that the bomb throwei
whose head was found in the streets oi
New York, is identical with the boml
thrower who cleverly made his escapc
from this city after the tragedy of man}
years, the police of Chicago will have
been once more vvenged.
Local anarchists, who claim to know
the whereabouts of Schnaubelt, the man
who distinguished himself by throwing
the bomb at the time of the Haymarket
affair, say that nothing has been heard
of him 'within the last month. Whet)
last heard from he was at Geneva, Swit
zerland, the headquarters of the red
internationals and the radical socialistic
movement. He was prominently iden
tified with the anarchists and nihilists
who congregate there. These societies
are very secret in their methods and
only the choicest spirits who have dis
tinguished themselves in the cause, ot
"freedom and liberty" are admitted.
Some of the societies are reported to be
sadly in need of funds, and Schnaubelt,
so the story runs, offered to raise the
money. He left for Amsterdam the last
of November and since then nothing has
been heard of the dynamiter. His
friends on the other side of the water
have written to friends in Chicago
inquiring after his whereabouts, but his
Chicago relatives deny all knowledge
of him. "If the New York bomb
thrower was Schnaubelt, then he was
crazy," said Inspector Schaack, the
man who knows more of the history of
the Chicago anarchists and more of the
secrets of the "reds" than most of the
leaders themselves know. "The de
scription tallies in some respects, but I
have not yet seen a detailed description
of the head found in New York. It has
been difficult to find out anything about
Schnaubelt since certain officers made
the mistake of letting him go after his
arrest. Sometimes they say he is dead,
sometime they say that he is in Aus
tralia, sometimes they say that he is
in South America, and more often they
say they don't know. I will guarantee
that Mrs. Parsons or Mrs. Schwab
could tell you where Schnaubelt is, if he
is alive and if they felt like it. But
they will probably say that he is dead or
that they don't know anything about
Drowned in a Barrel.
MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 28.—The body of
Thomas Clifford, who died at Abee, S.
D., a few days ago, has arrived in the
city over the Great Northern and was
taken to Connelly's undertaking rooms.
Mr. Clifford came to his death in a
peculiar manner. For a number of
years he has been subject to apoplexy,
in a mild form. Tuesday afternoon he
attempted to get a pail of water out of a
large cask sunk in the ground, and be
ing suddenly attacked with apoplexy
fell in and was drowned. He was the
day station agent at Abee and was not
found until the night man went to
Will Be a Rush.
BROWN'S VALLEY, Minn., Dec. 28.
There is every indication that there will
be an unprecedented rush for the Sisse
ton reservation land when it is opened,
and it is reasonable that there should be
as the land is eminently desirable for
stock and grain raising, and is nearer to
stock and grain markets than any va
cant land belonging to the United
States. The number of inquiries in
creases steadily, and many homesteads
are already located.
The Wisconsin Eisteddfod.
RACINE, Dec. 28. —Friday was a gala
day for the Welsh people of the North
west, the occasion being the grand
Eisteddfod, preparations for which had
been in progress several months. Special
trains arrived from various cities at
intervals all morning,and it is estimated
2,000 strangers took part in the exer
cises. The festival of poetry and song
was opened at 10 o'clock by Mr. Git
tings, of this city, the chairman of the
Burned to Death.
ANY. Dec. 28.—Mes. Annie Kel
ley, a widow aged 45 years, was burned
to death in her grocery store. A kero
sene lamp that was standing on a barrel
in the store exploded and egress being
cut off by the flames, she was Aiffocated
and burned before assistance could ar
rive. The woman weighed 280 pounds
and it is supposed she could not get the
bars removed from the door in time to
DOUBLE MURDER AND SUICIDE.
Three Deaths Occur at an Italian Cele
bration at Georgetown, Colo.
DENVER, Dec. 26.—A special to The
Republican from Georgetown, Colo.,
sag: A large settlement of Italians live
in this neighborhood, among them
Giuseppe Peretti and wife, Marco Pe
retti, Guiseppe's brother, and Adam
Chiarotturi. They were celebrating
Christmas when Adam and Marco be
came involved in a quarrel. A fight
was imminent and the former extin
guished the light and ran into his room.
In an instant he returned with a revol
ver and began firing in the darkness,
Two shots took fatal effect in Guiseppe's
body. Marco escaped at first but re
turned to protect his brother when he
received a bullet through the heart.
Adam then placed the revolver to his
head and blew his brains out. The
murderer and suicide was but 19 years
Mexican Troops aud («arza's Insur
gents Engiigc In a Bloody
The Bandits Victorious After a Flglit
In Which Both Sides Lose
Texas Rangers Ordered to Assist the
United States Troops Against
LAREDO, Tex., Dec. 26.—Reports have
been received in this city from Carrizo,
in Zapata county, where Captain Har
die's troop of United States cavalry is
now stationed, that there is no doubt
whatever that Garza has crossed tfOO
men into Mexico at points between that
city and Brownsville. It is also stated
that Garza's men met the Mexican
troops at Las Tortillas, about fifty miles
from the border, and defeated the lat
ter, and that there were about forty
men killed on both sides. This report
is doubtless authentic, as it comes from
an officer who is now on the ground.
News via Neuva Laredo has just been
received here that Captain Hardie's
troop of United States cavalry and a
number of officers and rangers from this
city who were at Carrizo, Zapata
county, some sixty miles below here,
have left that place for points down the
river toward Rio Grande City, where
another band of Garza's men are re
ported to be getting ready to cross into
Mexico. The report states that the
revolutionists were about 150 in num
ber, and if the United States troops
meet them a fight will doubtless ensue.
Hangers Ordered Out.
AUSTIN, Tex., Dec. 26.—The adjutant
general of the state has ordered the
Texas Rangers, stationed in Southwest
ern Texas, to proceed to the Rio Grande
border and co-operate with United
States troops there against Garza and
NEW ROUTE TO THE ATLANTIC.
Another Permanent Through Line from
the Northwest to the Seaboard.
NEW YORK, Dec. 26.—It is officially
announced that a contract has been
signed between the Toledo, Ann Arbor
and North Michigan and Green Bay
Winona and St. Paul railroad, in con
junction with the Delaware, Lacka
wanna and Western company, for the
transportation of freight and passenger
traffic between all points east of Manis
tee, La Crosse and Winona. This es
tablishes another permanent through
line between the Northwest and Atlantic
seaboard via the Green Bay, Winona
and St. Paul railroad to Kewaunee, and
insures for the Green Bay company a
large increase in freight shipments in
addition to contracts already existing.
Ample boat service has also been se
cured to insure a daily service across
Lake Michigan. This accounts for the
sharp rise in the securities of the Toledo,
Ann Arbor and North Michigan road.
The Duluth and Black Hills.
HURON, S. D., Dec. 26.—A letter from
General Manager Ward, of the Duluth,
Pierre and Black Hills railway to H. J.
Rice, chairman of the state board of
railway commissioners, states that the
company is earnestly pushing the enter
prise. The grading is done from Aber
deen to the Hughes county line, sixty
miles, and also out from Pierre a dis
tance of fifteen miles, leaving a gap of
about fifty-two miles yet to be graded.
This will be done the coming season,
and the grade between Oakes and Aber
deen will be ironed.
Ground Broken for the Bridge.
NEW YORK, Dec. 26.—Ground has
been formally broken for the construc
tion of the New York and New Jersey
bridge. Andrew H. Green, chairman
of the bridge commission, held the pick
and upturned a quantity of New Jersey
soil while a few spectators watched the
proceedings from under dripping um
brellas. The weather was not favora
ble for prolonged exercises and after a
few brief remarks by Mr. Green and
others the party dispersed.
Uailway Man insane.
MADISON, Wis., Dec. 26.—L. D. Stone,
for a score of years agent here for the
St. Paul railway, has been taken to the
Wauwatosa Sanitarium, insane. He has
been running down for a year and is in
a discouraged condition. He is well
known to railway people all over the
state. One of his sons is a prominent
railway man in St. Paul.
DULUTH, Minn., Dec. 26.—Dr. Sween
ey, of the fish hatchery, has received
500,000 lake trout eggs from Aisle Royle.
He expects another similar assignment
soon. Dr. Sweeney expects to care for
50,000,000 white fish eggs, but they will
not be in jars before February. They
will come from Michigan points.
A North Dakota Bank Failure.
ELLENDALE, N. D., Dec. 20.—The
Farmers' and Merchants' bank of this
place has closed its doors. The assignee
estimates the assets at $10,000 to$12,000
and the liabilities $4,000 to $5,000. Half
of the liabilities are held in Minneapolis.
Poor collection on account of little
threshing done is the cause.
This Shows Prosperity.
HILLSBORO, N. D., Dec. 26.—The
Hillsboro Banner publishes a statement
showing a reduction in real estate and
chattel mortgage indebtedness in Traill
county since Nov. 1 of $361,000.
MURDERED THE FAMILY.
films and His Notorious Gang
Work la Alabama.
MOBILE, Ala., Dec. 26.—Three months
•go Bob Sims, the leader of a company
of religionists in Choctaw county, was
arrested for running an illicit distillery
which he claimed he had divine author
ity to ruu. Two of his brothers, fellow
believers, rescued him, killing a by
stander and wounding the deputy in
charge. One of the brothers was killed.
Sims and the other brother escaped and
have been hunted vigorously ever since,
Thursday night Bob Sims and his gang
reappeared near Womack Hill and at
tacked the house of John McMillan, who
had been a member of the pursuing
posse. They set fire to the house, and as
McMillan and inmates, who were
guarding the house, rushed out
The Gang Fired Upon Them.
Charley Utsy escaped unhurt. Fluellen
Utsey was shot, but not fatally
wounded. John Kennedy, McMillan's
father-in-law, was killed. John Mc
Millan was shot three times and will
die. The 12-year-old niece of McMillan
was killed. A 10-year-old nephew was
shot in the house and burned up. Miss
Belle McKenzie, a school teacher board
ing at McMillan's, was shot twice in the
They then opened McMillan's store,
robbed it of what goods they wanted,
and left it lighted up and open, scatter
ing shoes along the road. They re
marked that they would burn out and
kill Dr. Brown and Frank Tate. Sims'
daughters are dressed in men's clothes
and were armed with Winchesters at
Sims' house Wednesday, and are sup
posed to be part of the seven. A large
body of men are after the gang, and
will never stop until they catch them.
ON ICE FOR TEN YEARS.
The Turkey Looked Fresh, but Had Lost
All Its Flavor.
NEW YORK, Dec. 26.—It is not ordi
narily considered to be in good form to
cook and serve a fowl that has been
dead longer than two weeks, but the
guests at a dinner given in this city a
few days ago ate a turkey that was
killed ten years ago. The most singular
thing about it, too, was the fact that
the turkey looked as fresh as the
tendrest bird of the class of '01 and was
otherwise like any other recently killed
turkey, except that the flesh had lost its
flavor. The dinner was given by
Edward Bell, a broker. Ten years ago
Mr. Bell acquired a Vermont turkey,
and, with the view of ascertaining how
long fresh meat could be kept
on ice, had it placed in a re
frigerator, where it has hung ever since.
It was a small bird, weighing eight or
nine pounds. Time and the continuous
application of refrigeration did not seem
to affect the turkey in any way. Its
color did not change. The guests ate
the turkey, but were not long in discov
ering that it had entirely lost its flavor.
The flesh was almost absolutely without
taste, and was as dry as a bone. All
the essential juices had disappeared
during the ten years' freeze. The turkey
had lost nothing in weight while on ice,
and was in fine color.
The dinner, while certainly nnique,
was not a success from a gastronomic
standpoint. It demonstrated that it is
possible to preserve fresh meat for a
practically indefinite period in a refrig
erated atmosphere, but it made it
equally clear that food so preserved
loses all the characteristics that make it
Alleged Nihilists Arrested.
LONDON, Dec. 26.—The St. Petersburg
correspondent of The Times says: Nu
merous arrests have been made of work
men in mills and factories in the
of this city on the charge of being con
cerned in an alleged nihilist plot. Plans
of the czar's palace were found in the
possession of many prisoners. The
Standard's correspondent at Warsaw
says that further arrests of alleged ni
hilists have been made there, the total
number being 150.
Pavilion Blown lip.
BERLIN, Dec. 26.—A dynamite outrage
of serious character has caused general
excitement throughout the city. One
of the favorite refreshment pavilions in
the Thiergarten is known as Sealten
No. 4. This pavilion has been blown
up with dynamite. The extent of the
damage is very great though no loss of
life is as yet reported. The explosion
caused a panic in the neighborhood and
for a time it was supposed that many
had been killed.
International Sailors' Home.
ST. PETERSBURG, Dec. 26.—At a meet
ing of the Anglo-American colony here,
the Hon. Charles Emory Smith, United
States minister, made an address which
was warmly applauded. The meeting
was for the purpose of taking steps to
found an international sailors' home. It
is announced that the czar will become
a patron of the International Sailors'
Home society which has been formed to
further the object in view.
Convention of Press Clubs.
NEW YORK, Dec. 26.—Arrangements
are rapidly progressing for the departs
ure of the International League of Press
clubs to attend the first annual conven
tion to be held in San Francisco Jan. 14
next. The Eastern delegates will leave
the city on Jan. 6. A number of gen
tlemen identified with journalism in
this country and Europe have been in
vited to attend as guests of the leagne.
State Lands Selected.
BISMARCK, N. D.,Dec. 26.—At a meet
ing of the board of university and
school lands the report of Field Agent
J. B. Power was presented and acted
upon. Nearly all the lands selected so
far are in the Grand Forks and Fargo
land districts, with a small amount in
Devils Lake. The choice of land for
twelve different state institutions was
made by ballots containing the numbers
of the institutions'being placed in a box
and thrown therefrom. The total
amonnt selected is 211,485.16 acres.
The Speaker Reads Ills List to 1
house as Per Announce
Springer Heads the Ways and
and Holman the Appropria
No Northwestern Man Named for
WASHINGTON, Dec. 24.—The speaker
at the opening of the day's session named
his committees as per previous an
One feature of the appointments is
that not a single Democrat or Republi
can from the Northwest is named upon
committees of national importance. It
was certainly hoped that Judge Dixon,
of Montana, would be given the chair
manship of the mines and mining com
mittee, but North Carolina carried otf
tliat plum. The chairmanships of tha
committees are as follows:
Ways and Means—Springer, Illinois.
Appropriation s—Holm an, Iud ami.
Coinage, Weights aud Measures—Bland,
Banking and Currency— Bacon, New
Judiciary—Culberson, Now \ork.
Pacific Railroads—Riley, Pennsylvania.
Levees and Improvements of the Missis
sippi liiver—Robinson, Louisiana.
Interstate aud Foreign Commerce—
Rivers and Harbors—Blanchurd, Mis
Foreign Affairs—J. H. Blount, Georgia.
Military Affairs—Outhwaite, Ohio.
Merchant Marineand Fisheries—Fowler,
Naval Affairs—Herbert, Alabama.
Postoffices and Postroads—Henderson.
Public Lands—McRae, Arkansas.
War Claims—Beltshoover, Pennsyl
District of Columbia—Hemphill, S:mth
Columbian Exposition—Durborrow, Jr.,
Expenditures in the Postoflice Depart
Elections President and Vice President
Expenditures Navy Department—Mc
Expenditures Department of Justice—
Patents—Tillman, South Carolina.
Invalid Pensions—Martin, Indiana.
Claims—Bunn, North Carolina.
Civil Service—Andrews, Massachusetts.
Library—Cummings, New York.
Public Buildings and Grounds—Bank
Mines and Mining—Cowles, North Caro
Manufacturers—Paige, Rhode Island.
Indian Affairs—Peele, Arkansas.
Alcoholic Liquor Traffic-Hayes, Ohio.
Revision of the Laws—Ellis, Kentucky.
BOTH ARE DEAD.
A Tennessee Dog Fight la Which the
Owners Take a Hand.
HUNTINGDON, Dec. 23.—Harry Oliver
was assisting Eugene Wyly in killing
hogs on the Tennessee river, just below
Rockporf. Their dogs got to fighting
and Wyly tried to separate them. He
struck Oliver's dog with a cant hook,
killing him instantly. Oliver rushed up
and cut Wyly with a large knife used in
stabbing hogs. Wyly wheeled around
when cut and struck Oliver with the
pole of the cant hook, crushing one side
of his head into a jelly, killing him jn.
stantly. Wyly lived only a few min
utes, the knife having penetrated the
Fought in the Church.
CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind., Dec. 23.—An
officer entered a colored Baptist church
for the purpose of arresting a colored
man named Evans. The latter was in
the church with his sweetheart and
when he saw the officer coming he ran
to the altar steps and drew a razor.
When the officer came within reach he
sprang upon him and cut him severely.
The negro then fled from the church,
the officer firing at him as he ran. The
first shot brought him to his knees, but
he struggled to his feet and escaped.
Great excitement prevailed in the
Dissolved the Quebec Parliament.
QUEBEC, Dec. 24.—An extra of The
Official Gazette will be published dur
ing the day dissolving the legislature
and appointing another royal commis
sion to investigate further alleged
boodling by the late government.
Nominations will be held on March 1,
and voting on March 8. The writs
were returnable on the 15th, the legisla
ture being called for April 17.
DES MOINES, Dec. 24.—Governor Hor
ace Boies has issued a proclamation
calling upon the people of Iowa for con
tributions for the relief of Russian fam
ine sufferers. A committee of which
U. C. Wheeler, late candidate for gov
ernor, is a member was appointed to
have charge of the matter.
The St. Louis Union Depot..
ST. LOUIS, Dec. 24.—The contract for
the iron and steel work for the new
union depot hus been awarded to the
Pittsburg Bridge company. The mag
nitude of this work will be understood
when it is stated that the cost for this
portion of the structure alone will be
nearly $850,000. The depot roof will
cover a space of 424.300 square feet, the
larges area ever covered in the world by
one roof for railroad terminal purposes.
Qeorge Meats Kept Out ul the Hands of
a Mob—Pcciilhirly Atrocious Crime.
AURORA, Ills., Dec. 34.—If the excited
farmers of Oswego had captured Geosge
Mears Monday night after he had wan
tonly tried to murder the entire Wonn
ley family he would never had reached
Aurora to give himself up. They would
have hanged him to the nearest tree.
The affair happened at 5 o'clock,
about a mile and a half from the vil
lage, and the news soon spread in an
exaggerated form to the village. It
happened that the Kendall county
Farmers' Alliance was holding a meet
ing there for the purpose of organizing
a creamery company. The report that
Mears had murdered Mrs. Worm ley
and her two sons created intense excite
ment. It did not take the farmers long
to act. Procuring a rope from the near
est store they commenced a hunt for
the murderer. Meanwhile Mears
strolled through the neighboring village
of Montgomery, joked with acquain
tances, and informed them that he had
been shooting sparrows, and finally
gave himself up in Aurora. Sheriff
Skinner, of Kendall county, did not
dare 1o take the prisoner to the county
jail until late at night owing to the in
tense feeling in Oswego. After giving
it it that Mears had already been
taken to Yorkville, he and a deputy
slipped up to Aurora and hustled the
prisoner off on the evening train. It
would not ha+e taken much of a crowd
to have captured the prisoner, as the
sheriff said that he did not intend to en
danger his own life to save his neck.
The murder was a peculiarly atro
cious one. Mears deliberately planned
to kill his wife and the entire family
with whom she was stopping and then
shoot himself. After he had killed, as
he supposed, three, he cooly seated him
self on the wood pile and reloaded his
revolver for the rest. The fact that he
lost a piece of the weapon in the wood
forced him to change his plans. Harry
Worm ley, who was shot in the groin,,
LOOKING FOR A FIGHT.
Hall and Hilton Factions of Kentucky
and Tennessee Out for Gore.
BRISTOL, Tenn., Dec. 24.—Sheriff Wil
son Holbrook, with three deputies from
Wise county, Va., and three from Knott
county, Ky., arrived here having in
charge Talton dl. the noted Kentucky
and Virginia de erado. They were
direct from Memphis, where he was
arrested on the 9tli of this month for the
murder of E. B. Hilton, a policeman, at
Norton, Va., last July. The officers and
the prisoner were hurried from one
depot to the other, and were en route
for Norton before a hundred people
were aware of the fact. Reports came
here that three score of Hall's friends
from Kentucky were headed toward
Norton with Winchesters, swearing
that they would liberate Hall on arrival
of the train. A like number of Hilton's
friends armed themselves and declared
Hall should never see the inside of
another prison cell. The people of this
city are expecting every moment to hear
of a war, and it is quite likely that there
will be bloodshed.
SHE WOULDN'T ELOPE.
Therefore an lowan Blows His Braine
Oat with a Winchester.
KEOKUK, la., Dec. 24.—Clarence H.
Gardner committed suicide at the home
of William Shepard in this city, blowing
his brains out with a carbine. He was
a friend of the family and went to the
house for the purpose of inducing Mrs.
Shepard to elope with him, declaring he
would end his existence should she re
fuse. Mrs. Shepard answering no, Gard
ner carried out his threat in the pres
ence of the woman.
Caught Some Counterfeiters.
SEATTLE, Wash., Dec. 24.—Patrick
Kenefeck and Robert Martin were
caught in a counterfeiters' den at Ana
cortes and brought to Seattle. Several
hundred dollars worth of bright new
nicltels and half dollars were found
witk them and the dies were also cap
tured. John Miller was caught during
the evening passing 10 gold pieces. A
grett deal of bogus money is in circula
tion in Seattle and the police believe
theie is a big gang of counterfeiters at
work in the woods near Seattle.
Blocked by His Mother-in-Law.
OrruMWA, Ia., Dec. 24.—At Evans, in
Makaska county, William Woods at
tempted to murder his wife and Casey
Hairis, her alleged paramour. Woodk
unloaded a six-shooier at them, one Ml*
taking effect in Casey's stomach and
another in his right arm, causing seri
ous injury. Mrs. Woods was shot in
the back. Her mother stopped further
shooting by laying Woods out with a
Five Dead In One Family.
DEER CREEK, Ills., Dec. 24.—Diphthe
ria fe raging in this community. The
family of James Harris a week ago con
sisted of himself, his wife and six chil
dren. Five of the children, the eldest a
youag lady of 10, who was engaged to
hav* been married Christmas, are dead,
and the surviving child, a boy 17, is at
death's door. The father and mother
are expected to recover.
Mining Expert Dead.
CHICAGO, Dec. 24.—John Davies, one of
the hest known mining experts in the
West, died at the Sherman house of
pneumonia. Mr. Davies had made and
lost leveral fortnnes in Colorado and he
died almost penniless. *He was the or
iginil owner of the Little Chief mine
nearLeadville, which he sQld some ten
yean ago for $500,000. It was after
wards sold attain for 5.000.000.
Chili's Cabinet Will Beslgn.
LONDON, Dec. 24.—The correspondent
of The Times at Santiago de Chili
cables that the entire Chilian cabinet
will resign when Admiral Montt is
formally installed as president. It is
expected that Senor. Luce will be en
trusted with the formation of a new
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