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Louis Bulling, a St. Joseph Wife Murderer, Dies a Frightful Death. A MURDERER, SUICIDE AND POLTROON. Blood Trickles From His Wound.s and Stands in Pools Upon the Scaffold. Twice lie Shoots Himself and Then Cursing and Praying Ile Meets Eternity. THE DEATH OF A COWARD. At Brutal Wife 3urderer Pity. the Law's Peaity-His Last Hirus. KAysAs CITY, Sept. 4. The history of the gallows tels no more hideous story than that of the execution of Louis Bull ing, the St. .Jos ph wife murderer, at Sa vannah this afternoon. .1ust before the time for the exte cution the doomed man shot himself in a vain attempt to commit suicide, and finally died on the gallows shrieking for mercy and cursing his exe cutioners. Up to a few uays ago Bulling seemed cheerful and hopeful in the face of his approaching death. lie had twice be fore cheated the gallows by jail breaking. He reasoned that a chance still remained and to it might be added a hopefor con mutation of sentence, or of suicide. As these chances faded away he became despondent. Last week it was discov ered that lulling had planned to break jail again. Steels were found in his cell and they were taken away froni him. A perpetual guard was kept over is: anI all visitors were searched before being permitted to enter. All means of escape were cut off. Then the doomed man sent for his father and mother and pleaded with them to appeal to the governor for ai commutation of sentence. The faithful parents went to Jetferson City and had several personal interviews with Governor Francis, but the governor was tirn in his decision not to interfere. Still the parents did not lose heart. They made another call on the governor yesterday and pleaded for their son's life. But the governor would not interpose. They telegraphed the re sult to their son. They had an affecting parting with their son last night and never saw him after that again. When his second chance for life disap peared he broke down completely. Ie fainted and was with difficulty revived. He was an opium-eater and during the night he was given large doses of the drug. It failed to have its accustomed effect and he slept less than two hours during the entire night. Rev. August Lavake during Bulling's waking hours spent the time in reading the bible and praying and exhorting Bulling to confess his sins and receive baptism. Sheriff Berry had set the hour for ex ecution at 10 o'clock this morning. When he went to the cell at hi o'clock to pre pare the doomed man for hanging Bull ing pleaded so pitifully for an extension of a few hours that the sheriff yielded and gave him till 2 o'clock to live. Bull ing ate a light breakfast and spent the rest of his time in pleading with the sheriff for mercy and attending religious exercises. He still had a faint hope of commutation, but at noon submitted to I the baptismal ceremony and received the sacrament. When 2 o clock arrived he renewed his supplications to the sheriff and pleaded for one hour more. He tell I on his knees and begged piteously for mercy. The sheriff granted his request. I Then Bulling asked for whiskey and it was given him. Injections of morphine were administered but neither of these drugs had much effect. The sheriff then retired, leaving the murderer with Rev. Lavaka, at the same time removing the guard from the cell I door at Bulling's request to be left alone i with his spiritual adviser. The silence of the jail was broken only by the voice of the prisoner. Suddenly two shots rang out. The t sheriff ran to the cell. The priest lay c prostrate on the floor. At his side lay Bulling weltering in his own blood, which flowed from wounds in his breast. I He had shot himself twice with a revolver. The priest had only tainted. A hasty examination of Bulling's body showed that one of the I bullets had entered his left breast and glancing from the rib had passed around his body and come out of his back. The other bullet had inflicted only a slight flesh wound in his left side. He had not lost consciousness and whewr the sheriff ordered four deputies to catry him to the scaffold he cursed and swore at them in a horrible manner. The deputies dragged the struggling man to the court yard and lifted him upon the gallows. He refused to stand and they placed him upon a chair. As he sat there he presented a revolting spec tacle. He was dressed only in a shirt and trousers. His hands and face were covered with blood, which also stained his shirt, and blood was streaming through his shoes, where it had run from the wounds in his breast, and formed dark pools on the floor of the scaffold, dripping thence to the ground beneath. He cursed and swore at the deputies, cried and screamed for mercy, and shrieked in terror. The sheriff gave him a large glass of brandy and he swal lowed it at one gulp. Finally he was told to t up and stand upon the drp. He refused and four deputies held him up while a rope was being adjusted. The black cap was placed over his head and yelling, screaming, he shot through the opening at 2:90. ass neck was broken by the fall and he died almost instantly. Rev. Lavake has been arrested for g gBulli the revoher with which to commit suicide. He d. clines to lutorviewed. Bulling's cell was esarehedlest ht and no weapon wes found. Theony peuses admitted to the cell sln. that time were news paper men, deputies and Rev. Lavahe. Suspicion rested upon the latter and hi was arrested. IATRa-Lavake was interviewed by a reporter this evening regarding BuIIl~in' attemptcd suicide. He said be did nol give him the revolver and had no idea where it came from. He was on hib knees praying, he said, when Bulling tired the fatal shot. He opened his eyes and saw Bulling had shot himself. A muscular contraction followed the pan. sage of the bullet into Bulling's body, hi said,and doubtless caused Bulling todis. charge the revolver accidently and the ball whizzed by his head and flattened itself against the cell door. The priest thought at first that Bulling was attempting to murder him, but now he says the shot was doubtless fired accidentally. The third shot from the revolver caused Bulling's second wound. Just before Bulling was hanged and while he was being held over the drop by the deputies, the sheritf had a whis pered consultation with him regarding his attempt at suicide. The sheriff de clines to say anything concerning this conversation, but it is a significant fact that immediately after the execution Lavake was arrested. THE TENNESMEE LEt#iiLATI RE. The Lae rassed Hellwer Two Memnmier., Who Atw'rward Apologiie. N.v..IIVImI.r Sept. 4.- "You are an in fimious liar," came the hot retort in the senate chamber this morning and im miediately the sergeint-at-arms was called to prevent a personal combat e tween two senators almost in front of tie chairman's stand. The gavel sm itm upon the narble slat. order was restored. ind the two helligerents. Senatirs Alexander and Riley, after reflecting a little. were sorry the scene had been created. hBth made concessions, apologized to the sen ate and to each other and, like brave men, made friends. The trouble arose in a debate over the resolution brought by Alexander. pro viding a reward be offered for the appre henson and conviction of Irish. Ingra ham, Merrill and HIamaker, the com mittee from the insurgent miners of liriceville, on the grouud that they had incited lawlessness and rebellion against the authority of the state. This excit ing episeole served to divert attention fromt other preceed ngs of the session to siime 'xtent and the house resolution appoint ng a committee to investigate the illeged incendiary conduct of Commis sioner of Labor ' uord and Representative 5lleman and the house resolution tie daring the general assempl powerless o abrogate the lease were atipted. The atter with an amendment without creat ng a ripple. Under other circumstances he fiery debate would no doubt have meen called forth by both measures. The nost important measure in the house his morning was the passage on the hird reading of the hill that will save to he state something like $1(m, 00O a year mid do away with professional witnesses. Chiesee Disturbances. SuAN'.HAl, Sept. 4.-Grave troubles are reported from Ichang, on the Yang Tse Kiang. Houses of Europeans have been burned to the ground by the natives; likewise a church, school and orphanage of sisters have been destroyed. The French minister is expected in Pekin now and it is believed le will take severe and emphatic measures to secure complete indemnity. Where are Records Going. INIvDrn:nxOEX-E, Iowa, Sept. 4.-Two of the world's records were broken today. Allerton trotted a mile in 2:10 flat, crowning himself the king of stallions and enhancing his value 8150,000. Direct, the little black pacing wonder. covered a mile in 2:06 breaking the world's stallion record for both trotters and pacers. That Allerton will beat the Maud S. record this season is Williams' prediction and he knows what he is talk ing about. Direct not only breaks the stal lion pace, but breaks the pacing record of the world and traveled the fastest mile that wasever gone behind a sulky. Kanbarso Removed. WASHINGrox, Sept. 4.--Secretary Rusk today received official notice that the German government had raised the em bargo on American pork. The agree ment was signed at Cape May ten days ago, but at the request of the German government the fact was withheld from the public press until official action could be taken by the home govern ment. The agreement not only pro vides for the admittance of our pork into Germany, but also affords to the United States the same schedule with reference to our farm products as that enjoyed by Russia. Secretary Rusk is confident he will soon by able to ex tend our market for corn by introducing it into Germany for use as an article of food in place of rye, a crop of which Ger many is this year exceedingly short. To this end he has instructed his corn agent, Col. C. J. Murphy, now in Eu rope, to proceed at once to Berlin and lay the matter before the German gov ernment. Stillwater Troubles. Sr. PAcL, Sept. 4.-A Globe special from Stillwater says: "Experts discov ered a shortage of 820,000 in the books of the St. Croix Boon company, which is charged to Martin Mower, deceased, who was president of the company. An at tempt is being made to collect it from Mower's estate. Within a month thirteen cases of diph theria have been reported to the health officer. Five deaths occurred. The public schools will probably not open Monday on account of the epidemic. A sidewalk Caves In. CHicAnO, Sept. 4.-By the caving in of a sidewalk tonight 150 people watching a fire on north Clarki were let fall with broken planks and stringers a distance of ten feet. Many persons were serious ly bruised. Mime Vag, .ged 17, received a fearful scalp wound and Richard IL Dillards of Atlanta had his right leg broken. Bullock B3w., whose building wse destruted by the fire, estimate their loss at $ 000. Another Shipment of Ploture Prames Just arrived at Calkine* Wook Store. "lA SECOND JESSE JAMES. Sal sot lea bi. Dies a Very Similar Death-Shot nE in the Back By a Com* A rade. as he - lie e HE TERRORIZED HIS ENTIRE SECTION. hed eat Wonderful Allerton's Wonderful Race ,m -Little Black Direct Beats the nd World. ad op is ng Where Will Record Breaking Stop? Two (Great Races at In- ct dependence. .t Desperado Blain. rt J.uNsasviva:, Fla., Sept. 4. lirmoan Murray. a notorious outlaw who has eluded the authorities for nearly it year and terrorized a large section of the te country, was killed this morning by Hardy Early, a colored lad aged 17 years. Hs 'The killing occurred in a swamp near Archer. Fli. Murray called on E'arly about 4 t clock and ordered him to go n with him to Archer, where he said he was going to kill anne crackers and then ic leave the country. 7 Early did not want to go and said lie I lied no gun, but Murray took him to the hitter's brother's house and made him give him a double-barreled shotgun. The two then started toward Archer, having to puses through at swmntp on the i way. When they got into the swamp I'iarly pIretindted not to know the trail, a and asked Murray to lead. Murray took the lead and at once Early poured the If contents of the gun into the back of Murray's head, killing him instantly. it Early then notitled the people at t Archer and at crowd went to the spot and it brought the corpse to town and after 1 ward sent it to Janesville. The excite Le mett there was intense, as s:reral of Murray's crimes have occurred in that e vicinity. Early was the hero of the ! hour. lie will get $1,50 reward. Murray e had killed seven mten within a few months and was as fearless as lie was a bloodthirsty. Allerton and Direat. INu:aEPEND~EN:, Iowa, Sept. 4. - The sun was just sinking as Allerton was e brought on to beat his great record of 2:11 made only last Monday. The stal lion was full of fire and eager for the start. When the word was given he sprang away like an arrow and as staunch and firm as an ocean craft. Down to the quarter watches told that tthe stallion had :21"3 seconds. With flight not a whit decreased he reached the half in 1:05!j; the flag fell at the third I quarter in 1:38 and Williams had not nmade a move to coax an effort. Just be fore reaching the wire the whip came down and the stallion let out another link, which carried him under the wire in 2:10 flat a winner of the world's best record for trotting stallions. Two of the watches in the stand and the majority of outside watches caught the time at It was just at dusk that the little black stallion uirect, by Director, owned by Munroe Salisbury of Pleasant Valley, Cal., was brought out to heat his record of 2:00;" , made on this track last week. George S'tarr was behand him and John Hussey drove the runner. old Ned Gor don, as he did in the mile by Allerton. The game little horse went away from the score like a streak of black shadow in the gathering twilight and paced the route an a strong, steady style peculiar to the Director family. He reached the first quarter in 0:32, the half in 1:04, the third quarter in 1:351, and watches stopped ticking at 2:06 as he passed the stand. He had heaten Johnson's pacing record and pandemonium ensued among the excited crowd when the fact became known. There were cheers for Williams, the Salisbury horse track and every thing else concerned in the wonderful performances and It was a crowd almost delirious from excitement that wended its way homeward in the gathering night. Direct No Record Breaker. CHrn4.o. Sept. 4.-Commenting on dispatches from Independence the Inter Ocean tomorrow will say: Westmont boida the pacing .ecord. On July 10, 1884, with a running mate he paced a mile against time on the old West Side track in Chicago in 2:01,4. MIeatton Charges the Jury. BUITTh, Sept. 4.-In the great Davis will case today Col. Sanders closed his plea to the jury. He was followed by ol . Ingersoll who closed the case for the contestants. Judge Woolworth of Omaha followed for the proponents, at ter which Judge McHatton read his charge and at 2 p. m. the case was given to the jury. Fire at Mt. Cloud. ST. PAUL., Sept. 4.-A Pioneer Press St. Cloud special says: Fire this even ing destroyed the Linscott chair factory, causing a lose of $12,000. Insurance, $8,000. __ _ _ _ Five Millions Asked. CHIcAGO, Sept. 4.-The judiciary com mittee of the world's fair national com mission reported favorably on a proposi tion to secure a loan of $5,000,000 from the government. The report was adopted. ________ Boomers UJeeted. GUTHERIE, I. T.. Sept. 4.-Captain Hayes, of the United States Army, left Oklahoma City yesterday with two companies of the Fifth cavalry under in structions to drive all Intruders from the lows Sax and Fox reservation. 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