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PartTwo S TO S. rjjAKGLEDTO DEATH RRIBLE FATE OF A CONFID ,NQ YOUNG WIFE. L . 0.nd.rch.t " .M.d w For- rid th Body aod Tneo Failed a 0T,r tb Ureve. HE AUTOPSY UP- L tC"' I Martha Rech, f if I I n 11 n rl tnnrdorod near May's Land ing, N. J., tho other day, the remains being dug up in the woods, showed that death was caused by strangulation. An examination re- the fact that two handkerchiefs re used in accomplishing the deed. ,e first was so tightly drawn around fhrnat and knotted as to compress thrnat into one-half its normal size. lother handkerchief was then tightly itened over the first one. No other irks of Tlolence were discovered. prosecutor Perry is making every ef- :t to arrest the husband, John llecb. ia is accused of the murder, and the liee of all nearby cities have been itiflpd. The prosecutor believes that l9 motive for the deed is fully estab- ,hpd and fastened onto the husband V the fact of Mrs. Rech having made will in which she left ail or ner pos- Lslons to their child, making her hus- id trustee and also giving to the lat- ir a full power of attorney to enable la to control the estate. Mrs. Rech was the daughter of Prof. 'II f0 JOHN RECH. paver, a wealthy physician, of Phila delphia. When Bertha was in her teens jer mother died, and when her father taarried the girl left home. Soon af- r this Uertha met Rech and became kfatuated with him. Prof. Weaver ob- -ted to the girl's associations with cch and used every means to stop the kartship. She married Rech, however. he father died leaving an estate of a If million dollars and cut off Bertha his will. The daughter emoloved tunsel and Droceedlnzs were started J contest the will, but a compromise fas effected and a sum, in trust, was titled upon the girl. This was done, Is said, to prevent her husband from ptting control of the money. It is re- rted that $60,000 of Mrs. Rech's por- oq of her father's estate would in a in months revert to her uncondition ally. The murder has aroused the en- re community. The last seen of Mrs. Rech was when e purchased groceries in May's Land g. The next day some neighbors In- pred of Rech where his wife was and e replied that she had gone out for a plk. Her disappearance was not gen hlly known until a week later when lech loaded a crate of poultry onto his pgon, and with his child came to the !pty, since which time he has not been pen. When Rech drove away without his rife. who usually accompanied him, nd who had not beea seen for a week, Jamuel Jones, a neighbor of Rech's in ptellviiie, became suspicious and j!wd upon the opportunity to Investi gate. Jones then recalled the fact that J short time ago Mrs. Rech was shot )J her husband, the husband claiming pat It was accidental. He was gun- J'ng for 'possum in thn rhlfkn rnnn w had said, and when he fired the o struck the woman. Foul nlav suspected, but nothing was ever While on his way back to th Rech pise Jones stnmhlp.i arnaa a mH earth near a Dlne tree- wh,ch aa been recently cut down in th nelrt. gtening to Sheriff Johnson, Jones P'a him hia suspicions, and the sheriff, pmtjr Clerk Lew and others quickly to the spot and began to open the Two feet below the surface the body '""Keen was found. It was taken house to await thA nrrlvnl nf h oroner and the nrospmtnr vhn h proncr arrived he examined the body. COarsfl earl, ., . . wa.v : w over me neaa ana kt i? t0 tbe Wa,8t belng t,ed t0 Pre- l. f " llpp,ng down and revealing CU i Another ck was drawn W w!eet and met tD other gar jBe" at the feet. WliWCTn waa murdred without a fed k I r ha,r wa neat,y don "P. EsT"inrbd' 8how8 there was no jht V. handkerchlef with which JJ " 8tran8led was one similar to Jer huVbad0 be ln th p088e88,on of ned'Sm,natl011 0f th9 ch,ps from tne flth .1 bow the tree wa cut down fh f vhat had a dent n the blade. ou! tk l dent wa" f05ind ,a the Wi .v dent ,n the ax fitted the Ster i? Ch,ps- The tree wa8 fe,lcd WfoMi Pave waa fllljd in- " was ioni! ?.intendd that the branches W ill , the rave- The man who lu "ee mlacalculatod, and the top of the tree only hari r.v. the grave, and as the tre fell on ons Bide, instead of directly oa top of the grave, it was easily found. Hundreds of persons visited the Rech home and Inspected the grave. At last accounts the murderer had not been captured. TWO FIENDISH HUSBANDS. Wracked th Trln to Gat Bid of Their V1 tad Gt Uimicii. Warren Crlsswell, a white man, of Macon, Ga., has voluntarily and pub licly confessed to having removed the rail on the Southern railway that caused the wrecking of two trains, killing three people and Injuring fif teen, on the night of Feb. 29. Crlss well claims to have played his part in the tragedy under the persuasion of a shotgun In the hands of Odom Shaw, also white, whose wife was on the train, and whom Shaw wanted to get rid of. and at the same time get dam ages from the railroad for killing her. The confession was made at a prelimin ary hearing for train-wrocklng. Shaw was present as a witness, but was ar rested after Crlsswells confession. Shaw's father was also arrested, charged with being an accomplice. Crlsswell says he and Shaw were two miles from the railroad when they heard the train crash through tho tres tle, and Shaw exclaimed: "Damn her, she has gone to hell and she deserves it for trying to swear my life away." Shaw had reference to his wife, who had sworn against him pome time ago, when he was on trial for whltecopplng. As Crisswell's wife was also on the train that part of the confession which says Shaw forced him at the point of a gun to remove the rail is not believed, and the prosecution claims to have evi dence that will show that both men en tered Into a plot to kill their wives and get pay for them. Both men were arrested two weeks ago, but as sufficient evidence could not be procured against them they were discharged. A few days ago Shaw com promised with the railroad for Injuries to his wife for J500. The w ives of both men were seriously injured in the wreck, and since their release at the first trial both have been anxious to effect a speedy compromise with th railroad. HOBART'S BRIDE. A San Francisco Iiell Who U to Wed Spoiled Darling. Miss Hannah Neil Williams is the young lady who is soon to wed young Walter liobart, the spoiled darling of San Francisco's swell set. Mr. Hobart Is a splendid fellow, indeed popular with all sorts of people in the metrop olis of the coast. He Is a great coach, a fine sportsman and a notable figure in San Francisco. The match is said to be a case of love at first eight. Mr. Hobart was presented to Miss Williams by an army officer. Since then he has pressed his suit with a determination that not only drove all his rivals away, but won that young lady herself. Mr. Hobart Is worth several millions. Miss Williams Is the younger of two sisters who made their debut in the winter of last year. She is quite tall, queenly and graceful, with good style and a faultless carriage. She has light brown hair, blue eyes and a complexion that is without a fleck. Early ln her career Miss Williams showed a marked Individuality ln the matter of dress. She has a decided preference for marked gowns, and almost invariably wears them. Her shining hair is part ed in the middle and brushed back smoothly. She wears a ribbon ln It, usually white, like the f Roods of Scot tish maidens. She likes the American beauty rose. She and her sister Juliet live with their grandpatents, Mr. and Mrs. Neil, in San Rafael, a pretty su burb of San Francisco, across the bay. Brigadier General Forsythe is their uncle. The family is an old colonial one. Miss Williams' father is a pay HANNAH NEIL WILLIAMS, master in the navy stationed at New London. Left Church to Bob Hen Roott. For weeks Rev. S. J. Winegar, of Ini manuel Baptist church of Iowa City, Iowa has been losing fancy chickens, of which he is quite an extensive raiser. George Trask and his son Fred were under suspicion, but when Mr. Winegar saw the former In his congregation at prayer meeting the other night hl doubts were somewhat dispelled. They returned with redoubled force when, in the middle of the service, Trask crept prayerfully out of the church. The clergyman knew what this meant and at the close of the meeting hastened after only to find the greater part of his choicest fowls already missing. The Trasks were arrested and bound over to await the action of the grand Jury ob a charge of larceny. for DeW""10 Two young women were arrested at DayToV Ohio, for spending the night in a Baptist church with two young men The latter are badly wanted, but can't be found. jacket waist. aca' son. Calumet, Houghton County, Michigan, Saturday, May 2, 1896. No 146. BASEBALL GOSSIP. 80 ME DOINGS ON AND OFF THE DIAMOND. Ume, J. Collin, or tho Iiottoa Club Ooo of tho Cleverest of the Find, of Re cent Veer, The Ilord of Arbitration Difficulty. Hpl AME3 J COL- Hns, of the Boston team, of the Na tional league and American associa tion, was during the season of 1895, a "find" that was everywhere lauded to the skies after h e accidentally bloomed out as a third baseman, having been tried in the outfield without making much of a sensation. He was born Jan. 6, 1873, at Buffalo, N. Y., and received his edu cation ln St. Joseph's college at his native place. It wa3 while a student there that he first became interested In the national game. He played on several teams while attending college. On leaving the Institute he Joined the North Buffalo club, of the local city league, and remained with it until he accepted his first professional engage ment In 1893, with the Buffalo team, of the Eastern league, under the manage ment of John C. Chapman, taking part that year in seventy-six championship contests, ln seventy-one of which he filled the position of short stop, and in the latter he did fairly well, even better than was expected of him. He remained with the Bisons throughout the season of 1894, taking part that on the afternoon of Sept. 3. at Wash ington. In the Louisville-Cincinnati game, Aug. 3, at Louisville, he made four safe hits, including a triple bag ger. He took part last season In one hundred and four championship con tests, seventy-five of which were played at third base, and he ranked second in the latter position according to the official averages of the major league. Shrewd observers of the game contend that Collins is a natural born ball player, and that he will fill the place of ex-Captain Nash at third base on the Boston team during the coming season ln a satisfactory manner. Some of the minor league officials have objected to the National Board of AfLTtfauon berhg ma'de up'of persons connected with clubs of the National league and American association. They argue that the members of tbe board should be selected from persons who are not in any way connected with the national game financially, while at the same time they should be thoroughly conversant with its affairs. There are a number of prominent gentlemen, whom one could mention, whose names are too well known through their attention to the national game to need any lengthy explanation about them, and against wnom no possible objection could be made by either the major or minor leagues if the National Board of Arbitration was selected from among them. The N. Y. Mercury, of March 25, in speaking about the recent game at Rockford, 111., says: "During the sea son of 18C9 the Forest Cltys, among other clubs, vanquished the famous Cincinnati Red Stockings, who were on a triumphal tour of the country." Had the writer of the article consulted the records he would have seen that they did nothing of the kind. The JAMES J. COLLIN3. year in one hundred and twenty-five championship games, all of which were played ln the outfield, standing h gh both as a fielder and batsman, ranking eighteenth in the latter position In a fie'd of one hundred and twenty-four men.' During that fall his release was purchased by tbe Boston club, of the major league. When the champion ship season of 1895 began Collins was played in right field on the Boston team, and Jlmmle Bannon was sent to the bench. Collins, however, did not come up to the standard as a bats man and before the season was far advanced he was replaced by Bannon. Shortly afterwards the Louisville club, whose team was badly crippled, began negotiations for Collins' release This was granted with a proviso, which was that the amount paid by tho Louis vines was to be returned at a certain time by Boston if It wanted Collins. It was not long before the Boston offi cials realized what a blunder they had made when they allowed him to slip through their fingers without glv ng him a fair trial. After Joining the Loulsvllles Collins played in the out Jeid until May 31. at Baltimore, when Preston who was covering thiM base and made four errors, was k-.ued to center field and Collins was sent to third base. But on the following day Collins took up his position in the out field and remained there until June 13 at Philadelphia, when he was placed at' third base for the three games of that series. On June 15 at Brooklyn Collins began the game in right field and Kemmer at third base, but at the beginning of the fourth inning Kem mer was ent t0 the beDch' C0Uln' WM shifted to third base, and McCreery took Kemmer's place, going to right iMd Thereafter, with possibly sev iral 'exceptions, notably two games at Washington on Sept. 3. when he played second base, Collins was retained at third base until he was obliged to leave the team on Sept 12, at Louisville. On that day he made his last game with the Loulsvllles a memorable one by making several sensational plays off apparently safe hits, having, all told six assists and one put out at third base. Among some cf his note worthy fielding performances during last season might be mentioned the accepting of all of sixteen chances at ,econd base lo the two games played Cincinnati Red Stockings did not lose a game that year. During that season they defeated the Forest Citys, of Rockford, four times, flm by 32 to 13, July 10, at Rockford, 111.; second game by 15 to 14, July 24, at Cincinnati, O.; third game by 53 to 32, July 31, at Chi cago, 111.; and the fourth game by 28 to 7, Aug. 2, at Rockford, 111. Corcoran, of the Brooklyn club, has refused to sign for the coming season, because, as It Is stated, he was fined last year, and he wants that fine re mitted. President Byrne takes a philo sophical view of the matter, and says: "If Corcoran desires a year's vacation he Is at liberty to take it, but the Brooklyns will not 6top playing on his account" T. E. C. lieiebell Note. Buffalo's leading organization Is named after the city. It is noted for Its congeniality and camaraderie. Satur day night all of the men meet there for a light supper and a Jolly time can always be counted on. The Detroit club is one of the most popular ones ln that city. It has a taste for high class paintings and every year a loan exhibition is given. Then the most admired painting is either bought by the members or given to the club by some wealthy and generous member. Terkln And Ladr Inea. "Soup" Perkins did a piece of fine drawing on Lady Inez ln the Tennessee Oaks recently that put the late Isaac LADY INEZ. Murphy's best effort ln that lino ln the shade. He pulled the crack filly back to Helen Mar in the stretch and let her win by a short nose ln the laat Jump. KEELER, THE BANDIT. DEATH OF HIS BROTHER RE CALLS HIS DARING DEEDS. Bo Had Money to Ham Hat Gave Wealth No Thooght Kind to Women Finally, Like Alt Outlaw, He Died . wlt-h Boots On. OS? N THE SUMMER of 1873 Jack and BUI Keeler, two honest and brave young men, re- moved from Sag Harhnr T. T tft smith Arlznna. U They became cow- boys and worked "S 4.tk Than V, not been in Ari eona long before a quarrel ensued and the boys separated, Jack going to Yuma and Bill remaining near Tucson. The former made the acquaintance of two noted highwaymen, who, by their thrill ing stories, converted Jack Into a rob ber. Bill heard of the change of life his brother had assumed, and was much grieved. He was hurt so much by the stories in circulation that he offered to give Jack all the cattle and farm if he would give up his new life and return home. But Jack loved the life of a bandit and would not listen to his brother's pleadings. However strange it may seem, BUI, at the age of 30 years, also became a highwayman and achieved world renown as "the lone bandit." All of this is recalled by the BILL KEELER. recent death of Jack Keeler in the Harqua Hala mountains, in Wyoming. It was in the days of the opening of the Tombstone mines that Jack be gan his career as a desperado. He as sisted two highwaymen to escape from the Jail at Yuma, and within the next 10 days a series of stage robberies were reported. The "hold-ups" were some times a week apart, but ln each of them there were always two or three masked men who did the business. There was strong suspicion that Keeler and his associates were the robbers. They got together ln a year something like $15,000 from men on the way to the mines, and committed several mur ders ln connection with the robberies. Three years later Jack Keeler and an associate were shot while holding up the Wells-Fargo stage one night near Maricopa. While the associate was left dying, Jack and two others managed to get away to the mountains and secrete themselves from their pursuers. Jack lay in a hovel in a mountain canon between life and death for weeks and when the United States marshal and his deputies came that way he gladly surrendered. When he had so far re covered from his wounds in his neck and shoulder as to stand trial, he was sent to prison for 30 years. He told where several thousand dollars of the stolen money had been hidden, and made as full retribution as possible. Jack Keeler served about 17 years in prison, and was the model prisoner. When he was pardoned he went imme diately out to the mountains, resolved to live a secluded life. He was found stiff and cold ln bed by a party of hun ters, and had evidently been dead for several days. Bill Keeler, a handsome specimen of manhood, an excellent horseman and a dead shot, was cheated out of his cattle and property, which was the cause for the change in his life. He was the most famous bandit ever known in Ari zona. People in the southern part of Ari zona will never get through talking about BUI Keeler's manner of stage robbing. Indeed, It may be said that he reflected credit upon his profession. His robberies were perpetrated in the most approved manner, and with little or no danger to his victims, beyond the loss of their valuables. He was the first man in Arizona who ever robbed a stage coach alone, and in this par ticular he surpassed even the daring of two men who "held up" the train on the Southern Pacific a few weeks ago. Keeler never had an assistant in any of his robberies, and, so far as knorvn, never made a confidant of but one man, and this man finally betrayed him to the posse of law officers by whom he was killed. About 1880 Keeler robbed a train con taining seven passengers, all of whom were prepared for him. They knew of him, and had started out from Tuscon thoroughly armed. Keeler, no doubt, heard of It through his confidant, who was one of the hands at the stable where he himself had worked ln for mer days, and he determined to give these men an opportunity to defend themselves. He posted himself out on the road about 20 miles from Tuscon, and about 11 o'clock he saw the coach eomlng. He was Just over the brow of the hill, and could not be seen by the driver or passengers. He sat on his horse, leveled his rifle, and as they came over the hill they saw both rider and gun, and they knew at once who it was and what it meant He com manded them not to more a hand, and J they obeyed. Tbir revolvers hung un used at their sides, and their rifles lay Idle in the bottom of tbe coach. They knew it was death to somebody the mo ment a move was made, and they sat transfixed with fear. He commanded them to get out one by one, lay down their arms and divest themselves of all their money and valuables.. This they did, piling about $12,000 worth of treasure up in a heap before them. They were then told to go back in the coach and drive on, BUI Keeler tak ing possession of everything that had been left behind. This story sounds in credible, but some of those who were in tbe coach at the time still live in this country, and they verify it to the letter. BUI Keeler never cared for money, al though he had "barrels" of It. The peo ple in the territory at that time were making money "hand over fist," and little attention was given the robberies. Finally they became too numerous and a reward of $5,000 was offered for the capture of "the Lone Bandit" dead or alive. Keeler was located at a Mexican sheep herder's abode. The owned was taken out and hanged to a tree until he told where Keeler was hiding. Un der the Mexican's guidance the sheriff and his posse were piloted nine miles Into a heavy chapparal ln a canyon. Vejar said he had always gone to a certain tree there, when he had food or news for Keeler, and had waited there until the bandit came riding up, pistol or rifle in hand, so as to be pre pared for any pursuers. The sheriff and his men concealed themselves behind brush and trees for several hours, when Keeler came rid ing up with a revolver flashing in his hand and a Winchester across the pom mel of his saddle. "As Keeler came through the trees that morning," said the sheriff long after, "be was the finest looking man I have ever seen a-horseback. He seemed for all the world like one of the ancient gods on a horse." But the sheriff did not let the picture that Keeler made get the best of him. In a second he called "Fire!" and seven rifles sent lead through the highwayman's chest The latter never spoke, but threw up his hands and pistol and dropped back on his horse dead. The body of Keeler was taken to Ben son, and was braced up against a mud house, while a photograph was taken of the corpse. The pictures were in great demand all over the territory for a year or so. They are still to be seen in many a miner's cabin or ranchman's home. A GIRL WITH NERVE. Looked Calmly oa While the Surgeon Cat Off Uer Arm. Physicians at Bellevue hospital, New York, were the other day treated to an exhibition of female courage such as they do not often witness. Mary Ann Farrell, employed in a laundry, got her left arm caught ln some machinery. The arm was terribly crushed, but the girl maintained her presence of mind and told the other employes to call an ambulance. This was done and she was taken to the hospital named, be ing still conscious, though weak from loss of blood. On being told that am putation was necessary she said: "Do it as quick as you can, and then give me something to put me to sleep. The pain is awful." The doctors wanted to give her an anaesthetic, but she refr .ed, saying she was not afraid of tb' operation. After a great deal A coaxing and persuasion on the pr rt of the physi cians the woman all -wed them to give her a small quantity of the anaesthetic, but not enough to mako her uncon scious. When the flesh of the arm above the elbow was cut the patient submit ted without a murmur. When the saw was used on the bone the patient gave a slight scream, but other than that she made no sign of pain. The arm was A TRAMP'S HARDLUCK. 1 MARY ANN FARRELL. amputated several inches above the el bow and the wound on the scalp was sewed up, the patient all the time be ing conscious of what was being done. A few minutes after the operation she was placed on a cot, where she fell asleep. The girl Is doing well and will soon be able to move about, although the shock consequent upon the accident and the operation has shaken her ter ribly. Iloree Die from Chewing Tobacro. On order of the city officials Dr. C. Lake, city veterinary surgeon of Ports mouth, Ohio, examined the body of a fire department horse, which died of a mysterious disease. He found that the horse departed this life from chewing too much tobacco. The animal con sumed three or fcur large cakes of the weed dally. Its liver was shrunken to the size of a baseball. Other horses ln the department eat tobacco, and an order was promptly Issued forbidding any one to give It to them. The fruit derived from labor Is the sweetest of all pleasures. Vauvenar-gues. "OUND $50,000 IN GOLD COIN) BY THE RAILROAD TRACK. fiat the Detective la Tracing- Traia Robbery Soon Located Him and Ifow Be la la Jail Money Wa Spent Very Bapldly. rrjj HE tramp Harms. or Carl Herrmann, which appe&rs to be his real name, who found $50,000 ln gold coin beside the railroad track near Sacramento. Cal., fifteen months ago, and spent $40, 000 of it ln Saa Francisco in about a year, has been held in $3,000 ball to stand trial iu the Superior court at Sacramento for grand larceny. Al though Harms spent his money In a most lavish manner, giving large amounts to friends and setting up sev eral men ln business, none of hi bene ficiaries came to his assistance to res cue him, and Harms is now confined in a cell ln the state prison. He took his desertion by his fair-weather friends philosophically, merely remarking that it was the way of the world. Harms, It may be remembered, was tramping over the railroad ties toward Sacramento in November, ' 1894, and camped over night in a piece of woods a few miles outside of Sacramento. That night a train was robbed, and $60,000 in gold coin was taken from the Wells-Fargo express car. The robbers burled $50,000 of their plunder near the JOHN HARMS, track and the next morning Harms found it He reburied part of it and carried the rest to Sacramento. Then he went to San Francisco and lived high. When, after fifteen months, de tectives discovered him as the finder of the train robbers' plunder, all but $9,000 of the money was gone, i Harms was brought up in court at Sacramento charged under the law which makes it a felony to appropriate money known or believed to be stolen without making any attempt to find the owner. A notable feature of hla examination was the bringing from state prison of one of the bandits who robbed the train, the only one remain ing alive. This was the well-known train robber, Jack Brady, who is now sorving a sentence of imprisonment for life. Brady told how he and his ac complices robbed the train and then burled the treasure, and how they re turned later, but found it not, and he (described their feeling thereat He told lot finding a tramps' camp near the place, which went to connect Harms with the finding of the money. I But Harms admits frankly that he found the money, and when the Wells Fargo detectives arrested him he promptly turned over all that remained jot It; at least he said that the $9,000 he Iturned over was all that he had left This the detectives doubt and it is la an effort to recover more of the money that Harms is being prosecuted. They think be has stored away a goodly sum somewhere. Harms declares he turned !over every cent he hadn't spent Harms' lawyer is confident that any Jury will acquit him after taking into 'consideration human weakness, and the tremendous temptation which con fronted Harms when he found the money. Harms denies that he knew of the train robbery, or that he had any reason to think that the money he .found was other than one of the very many burled treasures alleged to be thickly sown all over the Pacific coast His counsel says the fact that because of Its many extraordinary features the lease Is exciting great Interest. It isn't every day, even In the Golden State, that a poor man finds $50,000. Fat Woman ttreaka Tp a Dome. A fat woman museum freak was the co-respondent In a divorce suit heard in Pittsburg the other day. She is Mi33 Delia Beck and has been on exhibi tion ln local curio halls. Mrs. Rebecca S. Rogers was the plaintiff and Nathaaiel Rogers the defendant Mrs. Rogers claimed her husband brought the fat woman home. There was no chair in the house large enough to accommodate her, so she sat on the bed. The latter broke down. Mrs. Rogers viewed the wrecked furniture and ordered the fat woman from the house. Then she says her husband knocked her down. The divorce suit resulted. wallowed Tin 40 Tear Ago. James Morris, a convict in the Colum bus, Ohio, penitentiary, is seriously til from the effects of a pin swallowed some forty years ago. The pin recent ly came out of his breast, but no im provement followed. Hungary is about to celebrate it thousandth birthday by six month of festivity.