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DELAWARE MINISTER QUOTED
FROM 8CRIPTURE. Said the Law Wit Too 8low—Judges to Blame—George White, a Con fessed Slayer, Was Burned at the 8take—500 People Present at the Lynching. -Wilmington, Del., June 25.—Rev. Robert A. Elwood, pastor of the Olivet Presbyterian church, 'preached a sen sational sermon on the probable lynch ing of White. He took his text from Corinthians 4:13: "Therefore, put away from among ourselves that wick ed person." In referring to a speedy trial for the negro. Rev. Elwood ^aid: "I call your especial attention to that part of the text found in the constitu tion in which it says: "In all criminal prosecutions the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial. "On the day of this terrible crime the officers arrested a man supposed to bp guilty. He was taken before magistrate and held without bail. He is in jail and armed guards parading about for his protection, waiting until the middle of September. Is that speedy? Is it even constitutional? Oh, honorable judges, call the court, estab lish a precedent and. the girls of this state, the wives of the homes and the mothers of our fireside and our beloved sisters will not be sorry and neither will you. "And honorable Judges," he con tinued, "if you do not hear and heed these appeals and that prisoner should be taken out and lynched, then let me say to you with a full realization of the responsibility of my words, even as Nathan said to King David of old, after his soldiers had killed Uriah, 'Thou are the man,' so I would say to you: The responsibility for lynch ing would be yours for delaying the execution of the law. "Should the murderer of Miss Bishop be lynched? Yes, but only'under ope condition, and that is this—if his trial shall be delayed until September and then, though he be proven guilty, through some technicality of the law or any undue influence upon either judges or jury, he be not given capital punishment, then the citizens of the state should arise in their might and execute the criminal and thus uphold the majesty of the law." The Lynching. All is quiet in this community fol lowing the horrible lynching of George White, Helen Bishop's confessed slay er. Of the large mob that overpowered the authorities, stormed the New Gas tie county workhouse and dragged from a cell the trembling wretch and burned him at the stake, the identity of only one is publicly known. That person is Peter Smith a boy of 12 years, who fell when the workhouse guards fired a volley into the ranks of the attacking mob. The lad, who was shot in the back, is seriously wounded and will probably die. After the mob had completed its work of vengeance the body of the negro ravisher and murderer was left chained to the stake with the fire burning all around it and the members of the lynching party went home. A rain which began falling later ex tinguished the fire, and at daylight the charred body still hung limp in plain sight of passersby. Public sentiment here, so far as ex pressed .appears to approve the lynch ing of White, and it is not believed there will be any arrests. Negro Confesses. White's confession was made just before the torch was applied to the pile of oil soaked bushes around him. He is stated to have said: "I was sent by Mr. Woodward to the cornfield. I saw Mr. Woodward's daughter and intended to assault her, but a couple of men came along, and I did not disturb her. Then I saw tne Bishop girl, and I followed her. I seized her and asked her if she had any money she would give me to let her go., She gave me 60 cents. Then I again seized her and she cried, 'Please don't hurt me.' I choked her and ac complished my purpose. Then I ask ed her if she was going to tell on me. She said she was. I gave her a hack in the throat with my knife and asked again if she was going to inform on me. She said she was, and then I cut her throat twice again and left her. After that I went back to Mr. Wood ward and told him there was no water to drink down there, and he sent me somewhere else. I went back at once, but Boon left. Then I went back to the house and put on a white hat in stead of the cap I wore. You would not do this if I was a white man and did that" The negro's confession rendered the already incensed crowd even more desperate, and some wanted to tear him limb from limb before they reach ed the scene of his execution. The negro begged piteously not to be burned. Although his sufferings were terrible, White remained conscious and rational to the last. While at times during the night there were at least 5000 people around the workhouse the men who actually took part In the lynching did not num ber over 500. The leader was a man who said his name was Baker, and that he was from Virginia. WONDERFUL GOLD FIND. Quartz Found In British Columbia Goes Over $100,000 a Ton. Kaslo, B. C., June 25.—Frank Mar quis and George Gilbert came in from the Lardo-Duncan country with reports of a gold find that casts everything be fore heard of in that belt completely in the shade. They have pieces of quartz that are more than one half gold. These specimens will run in values to the ton up to figures almost incredible. Intense excitement was aroused and the room where the find was on exhibition has been thronged all day. In the fruit can brought down there is about $100 worth of gold. Parties are being rapidly formed to proceed to the place of the find and giving every assistance to others who may wish to make additional loca tions. Mr. Marquis, who is a reliable and experienced mining man, states that he has at very lowest estimate over a ton of ore ready to be sacked that will give at least $100,000. The property, which is called the Gold Park group, of two claims, is on Poplar creek, a tributary of the Lardo river, about one mile from the Koote nay & Arrowhead railway and about 20 miles from Lardo. The find was made while doing assessment work Some 20 open éuts have been made, in all of which good ore has been un covered giving fair values, but noth ing like this find was met with. The ore is white quartz and carbonates, carrying big quantities of free gold and chloride of gold. The vein from which this ore was taken is about seven inches wide, wid ening in places to 10 inches, the whole gangue being impregnated with filigree gold. The vein has been uncpvered in places for several hundred feet. The owners came to town to procure supplies, more tools and sacks to sack the ore, and will return at once. A large party is preparing to accompany them. Several parties have already left for the ground. The country is very heavily timbered and the immediate vicinity is rough and precipitous. Numerous finds have been made on the Lardo and its tribu taries of gold quartz carrying gold values, but nothing approaching this has ever been met with. The strike is about 40 niiles from Kaslo and is not far from Tenderfoot and Meadow creeks, where good prop erties are being now worked. Marquis and Gilbert say that they are in the same mineral belt with the Silver Cup, the Triune and the Ophir Lode groups, all of which carry the same character of ore. GAINS SQUADRON IS AT KIEL. Was Given Re Most Enthusiastic ception. Kiel, June 25.—The United States European squadron, Admiral Cotton in command, has reached its anchor age opposite the yacht clubhouse. The fleet commanded by Admiral Prince Henry of Prussia, consisting of eight battleships and six cruisers, saluted the American vessel and the band of the German flagship played "America." Some hundreds of townspeople gather ed on the piers and slopes of the nar row bay and gave detached, irregular cheers as the squadron advanced. Prince Henry sent his navigating of ficer and the captain of the port down the bay early in the morning to meet the Americans. They met the latter qj Orlateau, as the squadron was firing its salute oft the fort of Friedrichsort. The flagship Kearsarge swung into her mooring next to the Hohenzollern, followed by the San Francisco, Chi cago and Machias, all of the German ships being dressed in the visitors' honor and flying the Stars and Stripes. The commanders of the American ships then called on Prince Henry, who immediately returned their calls. The Stars and Stripes were also raised over the yacht club and on the hotels in the vicinity. Rear Admiral Cotton and Captain Joseph N. Hemphill, commander of the Kearsarge, and all the other American commanders also called on the eight German admirals and vice admirals stationed on this, the greatst strong hold of German sea power, and after ward received their return calls. Most of the afternoon was spent in calling and receiving calls. Fatal Quarrel at Butte. Butte, Mont., June 25.—William Nemo was shot and killed by Mrs. Della Kirk in a lodging house of this city after he had almost choked the woman injto insensibility. Mrs. Kirk had strength enough to pull her re volver from beneath the folds of her dress, shoot Nemo and then fall pros trate across his lifeless body. The shooting occurred during a row over Mrs. Kirk's intention to leave Nemo, with whom she had been living for some time. The woman is under ar rest. The world is* to have a new intoxi cant made from the ti root, which is abundant in the Hawaiian islands. I » ! x • TELLS OF MR8. DE LARTIGUE KILLING HER HUSBAND. The Pomeroy Crime la at Last Brought to Light—Evidence During Her Tri al Was too Conclusive and 8he Told Why the Deed Was Committed— He Was Trying to Kill Her. Pomeroy, Wash., June 21.—Baffled, foiled, confronted by the accumulated evidence of over 50 witnesses, and en meshed in a web of circumstantial evi dence from which there was no possi ble avenue of escape, Amanda J. De Lartigue went upon the witness stand Saturday and confessed to the killing of her husbanA, Henry De Lartigue, on the night of September 23 last; that she killed him, not with a gun, but with an axe, and that she did the deed to save her own life. It was her last card and she played it against great odds. A human life, her own, was the stake. Whether she has won or lost is problematical. That this course was inevitable for the defense was obvious when Judge Chadwick denied their request to take from the jury the consideration of the question of the guilt of the defendant in the first degree. The judge had scarcely finished the last sentence of his ruling, when the jury was listening to the words of At torney Gose: "Gentlemen of the jury, our defense is this: That on the night of the 23d of September, 1902, in Garfield county, state of Washington, the defendant killed Henry De Lartigue; that she did not kill him with a gun; that she did not kill him in the bedroom or in the house, and that she did not mur der him." A few moments later the death liké hush that had fallen upon the court room was penetrated by the faltering, tremulous tones of the defendant her self as she told her story of the dark and mysterious crime to the jury, upon whose mercies she had thrown herself, while the vast crowd of spectators, sit ting, standing, perched in windows, re mained like statues, with necks craned and ears spread to drink in every word of the bloody story that had remained so long locked in the woman's breast After a few preliminaries as to her birth and childhood, in which it de veloped that she was 55 years of age, she said: I was married to Henry De Lar tigue in 1899 and removed from the Grande Ronde to the old Estes ranch on the Deadman. I was living there on the 23rd of September, 1902, and was thêre on the night of the 23rd of Sep tember." "What time did you go to bed that night?" "Between 8 and 9 o'clock.*' "Was Henry there at the time you went to bed?" 'He was not. I had been asleep some time when I was awakened by something. There stood Henry in his night clothes, with a lan tern in his hand. He said: 'I am go ing to sleep with you.' I replied, 'You are not'.' He said, T will sleep with you or I will kill you,' and with that he struck me. I said, 'If you ever strike me again I will expose you about the mare you stole on the Grande Ronde.' "I jumped out of the bed and he af ter me. I ran out of the kitchen door across the porch and down the side walk. He shot at me once. I did not look back for I knew he was after me. When I got further down the walk I heard something fall. I looked around. He was down on one knee getting ready to shoot, and he said : 'You- ---, I will kill you.' With that he fired sfëain. He was four or five feet from me. The flash went into my face. "I had stopped at a poplar tree, the root of which we had used as a chop ping block. There was an ax there. I reached and got it and went back and struck him." "Did you kill him?" "Yes. sir, I did." "Did you use any gun?" "No." "Did you use anything in killing him except this ax?" "No, I did not." "What did you do with the body?" "I dragged it, or carried it, I don't know how, to a potato hole and buried it. When I went to get a shovel to throw in the dirt I saw his saddle and blanket. I threw them in, too." "Was it dark?" "Not very dark— 3tarlight." "Did you see any moon?" "I didn't notice any." "Do you know what time of night it vas?" "No." The defendant then told how she went back to bed and arose in the morning and washed the blood from the ax and returned the rifle to the house. She also admitted all the sub terfuges she had made use of subse quent to the killing to conceal the deed, no'ii<ling the letter to her sister, Jo sephine, the burning of the rawhide rope, the removal of the pistol to her own room and various and conflicting explanations to neighbors and detec tives. All this she did for concealment and said the reason she did not dis close the facts sooner was that she was afraid to, as she feared an unfair trial and had no one to advise her. it ed of to The woman went into a recital of De Lartigue's alleged cruelty to her. She disclaimed any malice against her husband, but said she could not bring herself to give herself up to the au thorities, although she felt justified in the act, and she had pursued all the methods she had of diverting suspicion to conceal a crime of which she felt justified in committing. A bitter contest is now being waged over the question of whether the de ceased was killed by bullets from a firearm in the hands of the defendant or by an ax, as she has stated. The theory of a blunt weapon is the only one consistent with the plea of self de fense, for if killed by gun shots, as alleged by the state, De Lartigue was shot from behind, which fact disposes of the idea of self defense. The defense has demanded that the court order the body of the deceased exhumed, and that the skull be exam ined by disinterested physicians to de termine the exact character of the wounds. WASHINGTON ITEM8. THe first annual good roads conven tion of Lincoln county convened last week and was largely attended. Committees are working hard to make the celebration of the 3d and 4th of July at Davenport the best ever held in the county. A frightful runaway accident curred at Colville recently in which F. S. Hanna, a well known citizen, was crushed to death. Beginning July 1 a new wage scale goes into effect on the Tacoma Rail way & Power company's line, raising the pay 1 cent to 2% cents per hour. George C. Israel has been engaged by the saloon interests of Bremerton to fight the order of the city council revoking the licenses of the 10 saloons of that city. The First National bank of Pullman ■ offered a silver cup for the best 'lerd of beef cattle exhibited at the grange picnic, to be held in Lyle's grove July 2, 3 and 4. Voile Griffith, an unmarried man 20 years old, was killed recently at Lind by the falling of a swinging scaffold 40 feet high while he was painting a new mill. Both arms and legs and neck were broken. The charter of the Spokane socialist organization has been revoked by the state organization because Judge W. E. Richardson and his bailiff, M. M. Haines, are members of it. Grain buyers who have made a care ful study of conditions predict that Whitman county will produce from 85 to 90 per cent of as much grain as last year, which was about an average crop. Washtucna was the scene of a shoot ing affray Saturday. Thomas Haw kins, living 15 miles east on Cow creek, shot three times at Will Smith at close range, but none of the shots took effect. The cause of the shooting was the marriage of Smith to Haw kins' daughter, Mrs. Lucy Putman, which occurred recently. Richey & Gilbert of North Yakima have concluded a contract with a Se attle firm to furnish them 3000 barrels of pickles during the coming summer. The firm has already planted 50 acres for the purpose and will load the prod uct in barrels at the Toppenish sta tion. This is the largest farming firm in central Washington. It has about 1200 acres on the reservation planted this year, 100 acres of which are plant ed to cantaloupes. Melons find a good market in the northwest and this firm makes a specialty of this crop. During the recent storm at Yakima lightning played a queer prank at the home of W. E. Thompson, on the Cowy chee. A bolt entered the rear of the house, tearing off a window casing as it passed in and breaking out all the glass in the window. An iron bed stead in which two men were sleep ing was struck, bending the large frame out of place in many places. The bolt was divided by one of the posts, one folk passing to a cupboard and shattering it and then passing the floor in the room. The other bolt glanced to the chimney and followed It down to the first floor to the stove, and passed out through the floor by one of the stove legs. The occupants of the bed were unharmed. Jumped From Brooklyn Bridge. New York, June 25.—Archibald Mor rison, a silk salesman, committed sui cide in a novel way from the Brooklyn bridge. He climbed the platform rail ing south of the Brooklyn tower, jump ed on top of a train bound for Brook lyn, fell off the last car, struck the third rail, was flung across the track, fell through the ties and landed on Front street, more than 100 feet be low, a mangled corpse. She Drank Deadly Acid. Scranton, Pa., June 23.—Jennie Brennan drank carbolic acid here and will die and Ernest Schmich shot him self in the heart. They were lovers, but another woman sought to hold Schmich to an alleged engagement to her. Friends had noticed the actions of the couple and when they came in sight Miss Brennan drained a bottle of acid. As she did so Schmich started to run and fired three shots at the crowd that followed. Finally he stop ped and shot himself. CULLED FROM ASSOCIATED' PRES8 DISPATCHES. , Review of Happenings In Both Eastern and Western Hemispheres During the Paat Week—National, Historical, Political and Personal' Events Tersely Told. Great Britain has practically cut off diplomatic relations with Servia. The United States government has adopted an attitude similar to that of England toward the new Servian dy nasty. Baron Ludovic Monchem, Belgian minister to the United States, has sailed for Europe. He is returning home on a vacation. Bob Fitzsimmons has announced his engagement to Miss Julia May Gifford, prima donna in the "Johnnie Comes Marching Home" company. The state bank of Oakley was robbed recently. The safe was blown open, and is a complete wreck. The robbers got between $4000 and $5000. George Marvin, said to be from Chi cago, is in jail at Noblesville, Ind., in a dying condition, as a result of an al leged attempt to blow up a safe. The Dutch representative at Bel grade has been instructed to assume the same attitude as Great Britain to the provisional government of Servia. According to a dispatch from Tan gier, El Metnetsh, the Moorish war minister, has lost 6000 men in a bat tle fought with the rebels at Amnie dinna. Several riots arising out of collisions between clericals and anti-clericals are' reported irom several towns in (he provinces of France in connection with religious processions. Assistant Secretary Armstrong of the treasury department has issued a circular letter carrying into effect, »be ginning July 1, the pure food act ap proved March 3,'1903. Fourteen men were killed and 13 in jured by an explosion recently in the lyddite factory at the Woolwich ar senal near London. Several of the vic tims were literally blown to pieces. The building was completely wrecked. Governor Cummins of Iowa, upon re ceipt of advices that a crisis was ap proaching in the street railway strike at Dubuque, has issued orders mobil izing three additional companies of mi litia at that point. A treaty with Cuba continuing the present postal arrangements between that republic and the United States, has been signed by the president and Postmaster General Payne and then transmitted to the state department for the signature of Secretary Hay. The death of Admiral De Solier is reported in a dispatch from Buenos Ayres. It occurred suddenly while he was on a yachting trip. A wave swgpt the deck, carrying the body overboard, but after a three hours' struggle it was recovered and landed at Montevideo. The entry of C. S. Titus, the cham pion amateur oarsman of America, has been rejected by the American-Henley committee at Philadelphia. The rejec tion is made under rule 10, under which no reason need be given. Titus is a member of the Atlanta Boat club of New York. The Very Rev. Herbert Vaughan, cardinal and archbishop of Westmin ster, is dead. Cardinal Vaughan was born April 15, 1832. He became arch bishop of Westminster in 1892. He had been ill more than three months. Late in March it was thought he could not survive more than a few days. Secretary Root has issued an order assigning Major General S. B. M. Young as chief of staff, with Major General Corbin and Brigadier General W. H. Carter as the other general staff officers. Brigadier General Tasker H. Bliss is to become president of the war college. The order will take effect August 16. Lightning struck a house stored with 3000 pounds of dynamite at the new mines now being operated near Senecaville, 12 miles from Cambridge, Ohio, during a storm, and killed six men and injured a score of others, be sides ruining the mine shaft and break ing nearly all the windows in Seneca ville, a mining,town of 300 people, half a mile from the mine. The men killed and wounded were carpenters. Madame Morello, trainer of wild an imals, was recently nearly killed by a/ 6-year-old leopard which she was train-t, ing in one of the cages of an animal show at Coney Island. The animal leaped on her back from above, and before it could be driven off had torn and scratched the woman almost fa tally. Madame Morello was finally res cued by men who fought the beast off with a pitchfork. News has been received that the famine in Kwang Si is growing worse y degrees. The starving population is estimated at 200,000 and daily num bers of deaths occur from starvation. The Chinese are considering an official subscription list Wilful (compressing of the waist makes woeful want (of breath).