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. Hit'irical Society
L. xxxi
No., 31
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Assaults White Woman
and then Murders Her.
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aibus, Jonnsoo vuumj, mck ui
the Flend'i Work. t
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L crime that wu committed neat
mbos, a little towo io Johnsoa
tbout 6 o'clock Tuesday alter
Will Francis, commonly called
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! criminally assaulted and then
ered Miss Mary Henderson, an
able whitewotnan about 42 years
jge who lived with her brother-
Cbap Hyatt, a prosperous
ring tbe afternoon of tbe tragedy
Hyatt left borne to superintend tbe
on of a monument in tbe nearby
leurv. At toe same uuie nis wue
e. This left Mies Henderson alone
e farm bouse and Francis was was
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wurs aooui lue oarn. aooui
:iock persons passing in the road
,! pistol shots, but paid no atten
10 them, H ben the Ilyatts re-
d a little later they found tbe
of M ids Henderson lying on the
nd a little way from the bouse. A.
Jrt had passed through her head
the back to tbe middle of the
head. She was lying in a pool of
I and there were evidences of
hen kindly hands picked the body
e woman from the ground it was
that she was not quite dead.
spoke just one word but that was
ie," the name of her assailant,
favorite mare belonging to the
to was found in a nearby pasturo
dead. Various theories were
f ed as to the reason for the negro
g this animal, but it is generally
gbt tbat he tried to put a bridle on
and tbat as she resisted he shot
out of resentment toward the
Hyatt lost no time in hastening
Warrenshorg and spreading tbe
of tbe crime. In half an hour
pes were formed in uianv parts of
county and armed men on borse-
beg&n scouring the woods and
This was kept up all night and
tbe pursuers only weot to their
fces for something to cat and went
fiediately to relieve those loft in
frge of the search.
earby towns were telegraphed and
!ee was spread broadcast over the
re western part of the slate.
Negro suspect was arrested at In.
dence Wednesday but he proved
the wrong man.
I vigilant search f"r the fiend has
ee been kept up but up to yesterday
fning tho negro had not been cap
'd. Bloodhounds were put upon thn
'I but to much time had elapsed
the commission of the orime that
'i mode of capture was ineffective.
K caught there is no doubt as to the
msboient that will be meted out to
"ncis, He will be roasted alive. A
Terence of members of the mob was
1 Wednesday rooming, and this
:lr'e was unanimously determined
'" It meets the approval of V. C.
ra't. Miss Henderson's brother-in-
f He wss asked what be thought'
P'wld be done with tbe negro when
Wed. he renliPil with trreat
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"I want him to be brought here to
fcene of bis crime, whete be can
f ke 4 confession. I want to recall to
i how manv VHra a, a n.rorf Inr him
h.w kind Mary was to him and
him who ho i,.iij i
Then, when be has answered that,
1 want to see him burned."
"Will you apply the match?" was
"I will do aomething," be replied.
Their Annual Reuuion will be Held
Near Blue Springs in
The annual reunion of Quantrell's
men will be held in this township
September 24 and 25 and will be in
tbe form of a social picnic, says the
Oak Grove Banner. The gathering
will probably be held in Clark's pas
ture near Blue Springo. The commit
tee on arrangments is Hiram George,
of Oak Grove, Frank Gregg, of Grain
Valley, and Ben Morrow, of Lake
City. Ex-confederates and thir fam
ilies and any others who desire to take
part will be invited. Two years ago
the reunion was held at thn !.
Summit fair grounds and last year it
was held in Oak Grove during our
street fair. The griazled old fighters
say they are opposed to making a
avflm she iks.
A Candidate tor the Senate and
, Gives His Views.
Brilliant Missourlan Will Soon Make a
Speech Outllninj Ills Attitude,
"I am a candidate tor senator and
have no idea of entering the pres
idential race." V
In these words ex-Governor Wil
liam Joel Stone, in an interview with
a Republic reporter at St. Louis,
aiooaay, corroborated statements
given out by ColoneJ Moses C. Wet
more, which will be found In another
column of the Intbluoencer.
Ex-Governor Stone is rapidly re
covering his health, but until Monday
his physicians forbade that he worry
himself with politics, ne Is now
Who has declared his candidacy for the United States Senate and left for
Southern Missouri on
declining health. The
a fishing expedition with the hope ot regaining
above cut is a splendid likeness taken from a late
show of themselves and consequently ; studying tbe political outlook, how
desire to seek some shady pasture, ' ever, and as toon as his strength
"far from the maddening crowd" and
have a good sociable time where they
can talk over old times witnoui me
gaze of curious eys tollowiug them
looking for horns. Tbe best people in
Jackson county are included in tbe list
of men who rode with Quantroll. It
was just thirty-eight years ago Thurs
day since Lawrence, Kansas, was
burned and luxs than one hundred of
the band are alive today.
Mrs. Etta Fiskc was dragged from
home at Liberty, Mo., Monday night
by white cups and threatened with a
beating if she did not leave the city.
The woman riled complaint against
Merrlam Shelton, a blacksmith,
charging him with being one of the
party. Shelton gave bond for his
appearance at the preliminary hear-
log before Justice Gow September 4.
He pleaded not guilty when arraign
ed. Mrs. Fiske husband died two
years ago and she married again, but
separated from the last husband.
Her father is aiding her in the pros
ecutlon of Shelton. and efforts are
being made to learn the names of the
other white caps who visited the
house. On the same, night Kate
Douglas, a ueuress was severely
whipped. The white caps have been
quiet In Clay county until recently.
permits he will prepare and deliver a
speech, which will outline his atti
tude on state and national issues.
"1 cannot say when or where this
speech will be delivered," he said
Monday night at his residence, No.
3S29 West Pine boulevard. "I think,
though, it will be within a month."
When asked if he regarded the
silver question as secondary, he
"No, not that. I still believe that
our mirks should be open to silver,
and that the white metal should be
made standard money. The ratio,
however, I do believe to be secondary.
I do not say that the ratio should
not be It) to 1, but that It might be
something else. I believe that bl-
metalism is the issue not sliver at
16 to 1.
'Of course, the output of gold in
the United States has increased in
the last year. If I remember cor
rectly, our output of gold in the last
year was greater than the combined
output of gold and silver any year
from 1873 to 1896, or back to the
time of the demonetization of silver.
This and other reasons place more
goldmoney in circulation. So that
wc are better off in the United
States than Js any other country
with tbe gold standard. But this
does not prove that we would not be
still better off if silver was coined as
money." ...
Mr. Stone : says that he has not
heard, save through published inter
views, that Senator Vest will not be
a candidate for re-election. In
regard to other candidates Mr. Stone
is silent, except to say that he does
not think that Governor Dockery
will be In the race. As to other
issues, Mr. stone said briefly that he
iavored an income tax and was
opposed to imperialism, ne express
ed himself enthusiastically about Mr.
uryan and said the latter is the
foremost democrat in tbe countrv
"I do not think that Mr. Bryan
will make the race for president
third time," said he. "As to going
into other presidential possibilities,
it is now too early to talk. Neither
can the issue of tbe next campaign
now be mapped out except in a
very general way."
Ex-Governor Stone and his son,
Klmbrough, left Tuesday for a fishing
trip in the Ozark mountains. Mr.
Stone said that he expected to visit
several places on the trip, but did
not know to which place he would
go first. ...
"My idea is to get away from
everything and everybody to rest up
and enjoy myself. Therefore only
my son and my cook are going along."
The State Fair.
Secretary Kippey of the State Fair
has secured from the railroads of tbe
state, a one-fare open pa.eoger rate to
Sedalia and return on aecount of tbe
St'ite Fair. Tickets may be purchased
to the Fair grounds and passengers
unloaded at the avenue leading directly
to the grand stand.. c
All live stock ' for exhibition pur
poses, agricultural implements and
minerals will be charged tariff rates to
Sedalia, and upon certificate of the
secretary will be returned home freo
of charge. Stock will be loaded and
unloaded from switches running into
the grounds.
Fruit, grain and vegetables will be
shipped to Sedalia at tariff rates and
npon certificate of secretary the freight
charges will be returned and the ar
tide re-shipped free of charge.
Poultry snould be billed to tbe "Fair
Grounds," care "Poultry Supt." and it
will be delivered to the exhibition ball.
The express companies will receive it
at Fair grounds for re-shipment home.
Every Missourian should contribute
something to tbe exhibit.
Gov. Dockery Declines 10 Call
Extra Session of Legls lature.1
Honest Elections Assured I the
Is Complied With.
Mrs. Dr. Nellie Poor and her two
sons, ot Chicago, were found in the
woods near Corning, New York,
Tuesday. Mrs. Poor is the woman
who acted in an Insane manner on an
Erie train last Thursday night and
then mysteriously disappeared. She
and her sons have been living in the
woods for several days and are suffer
ing from exposure. They are now
cared for in the home of W. II.
Chamberlain, of Kanooa, N. Y., who
is a relative uf 'Mrs. Poor. The
woman Is laboring under the hallu
cination that a price has been put
upon her head.
Dr. Frank II.' Sears, elected to tbe
professorship in astronomy in the
University of Missouri, arrived from
Paris and accepted the position. The
professorship has been vacant for two
years. Dr. Sears, though a resident
of California, first learned of the
vacancy in France where he has
studied for tne past two years under
Poincare, the most eminent mathe
matician In Europe. He Is a native
of Michigan, lived for a number of
years in Iowa and is a graduate of
the Univarsity of California. lie was
indorsed for the position by Poincare,
Simon Newcomb, Milton Updegraff
and other eminent astronomers.'
Scarlet fever Drevails In erjldemie
form at Kansas City.
For some time past dlscoo tented re
publicans in St. Louis haves been im
ploring Gov. Dockery to ca 11 m extra
session of tbe legislature, bvi the chief
executive of the state has very wisely
refused to do so. In a lette r addressed
to these malcontents Mr. I ockqv said
in part :
"The last general assembly imended
this law in several Import, ot particu
lars, by which it was deprived of those
features which mado partisan advan
tages possible, namely;
"First The abolition of the office
of deputy election commissi onsr, which
was tbe occasion of mucb complaint
by the minority party.
Second The abolition ol the pro
vision for what was known ai the dale
registration at the city ball, which
made it impossible to review or purge
the list of registered voter .
"Three Giving the republican
member of the election commission
power to name the republican judges
and clerks.
"The original law provided simply
that two of the judges anl one of the
clerks should belong to acid be mem
bers of . tbe party of opposstepolilics to
the other judges and clerks. Under this
law tbe democratic nienaubers of the
board could name the judges and
clerks of tbe republican p tarty,
"In other words.the law as amended
by the last general sssern. bly, confers
upon tbe republican clectfion commis
sioner of St. Loun greatec power than
is exercised by the minority party,
whether democratic or re publican, in
any county of tbe state.
"The people of this sis-te stand for
honest elections, and I futlyshare tbis
sentiment. If I felt tbe -existing law
did not provide ample s safeguard a to
secure this resultlshould -unhesitatingly
convene the general assembly in
extraordinary sessioo.for Uhis purpose.
"Because of these facts, showing
tbat tbe legislature has already dealt
with this question, and th-e further fact
that I have yet to see any- evidence
a general demand for m special sea
sion, I must respectfully decline
grant your request."
General News Ntea.
The first passengea tvalo reached
Fort Sill, Oklahoma, tbis week.
Chicago detectives are charged
with wholesale theft la theoature
of (ee grabbing.
Daniel J. Craig, of Mount Pleasant,
Iowa, was killed by a
train at Monroe City, Mo
Charles Strclgel has fceen held for
the murder of his wif at Boulder,
Col. The woman was Domnned.
Tom L. Johnson will not sneak at
Kansas City on Labor Day. He has
an engagement at bis I-waosas home.
Kausas City republics nsare hunt
ing a candidate to beat Web Davis'
brother, Walter Dnvis, for mayor of
that town.
There Is a deal on hand to take the
Kansas City Buggy corrapany to Cin
cinnati. The newspapers shodd rise
up and stop it.
A returned Kansas ssoldler from
the Philippines says that Agulnaldo
Is ln mortal fear that he will be
assassinated by his own people.
Mrs. Samuel N. Lee, a prominent
society lady of Kansas 'City. Jumped
from a carriage to which was attached
runaway horses Saturd ay and was

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