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VOUm. WHEELING, W. VA., SUNDAY, AUGUST 29.1397._NO. 44 Christopher Slack, a Moundsville Coa Yict Relates an Awful Tale. He and Others Murdered a Peddler, John Wiseman, on the Road from Clay Court House to Clen dennin, and After Robbing His Clothing and Pack, Burned His Body in an All Night Campfire. The Murderer, During Hours of Idleness in Prison, Decides to Confess It All — Officers Are Searching for Slack's Accom plices. Special to the Register. Charleston. W. Va.. August 2S.—One of the most sensational murders in the criminal annals of this State has just come to light by the confession of Christopher Slack, who was sen tence! to the penitentiary by Judge Hall last spring on the charge of bur glary for the term of five years. Slack has been serving his time at Moundsville. but recently there has been a lack of orders In the pen and w ithin that period he has brooded over his past conduct and confesses every thing. for the reason that he was afraid that the murder would be found out and he would be hanged, and thinking perhaps that if he would make a clean breast of It his life might be saved. He had also heard through a prisoner that the story of the murder had leaked out and that he was in imminent danger of being convicted by the testimony of accom plices. Depending upon his confession to se cure a life sentence, he called War den Hawk into his cell and gave him a graphic description of one of the most brutal murders that has ever occurred In this section of the State. He says that about two years ago this fall he. In company with his wife and his sister. Emma Slack. Elijah Keefer and four others were on their way from Clay Court House to Clen dennin. on a stealing expedition. They overtook a pedlar by the name of John Wiseman. They at once began to plan to relieve him of his money, when Keffer suggested that the best way to do it would be to kill him. Slack had the rifle, and Keffer told Slack that as he was best shot he had better do the killing. Slack was at first reluctant, but he at last agreed to it. Slack fired the fatal shot, kill ing the peddler instantly. They then rifl«|. his pockets, and also the valise whflh he was carrying, in . were r d by $S5 in money, some watches, an^jew.’.ry. They thm dragg-rt the ''body down the bank near the river I and tied rails and ties about it. The j party camped at that point all night and kept the body burning, so that when morning came there was nothing left but the bones of the peddler. The bloody murderers all swore eternal silence, and took a solemn oath that the first one who should reveal the secret should be killed. They re- j turned to their several homes, on the j Big Sandy river, and at Jarrett'9 Ford. I where they often times after that left j for the purpose of plunder. Since that period they have com mi'- j >d many depredations, one of whicn ( »laced Slack in the penitentiary. After Slack told his story to War den Hawk, the warden telegraphed i the story to Judge Hall and Prosecut ing Attorney Burdette. Late last night I Warden Hawk and Senator Matthews! arrived here with Slack, and this i morning he was taken bef >re the pro secuting attorney and made substanH ally the same statement that he had made to the warden at Moundsvllle. He also stated that if has was tak°n to that section he could locate the place of the killing and also the place where the body was burned. Accordingly the prisoner waa taken tip the Elk river to-day to th° seen0 of the murder, where the prisoner located the exact spot where the peddler was killed, and the scene of the buin'ng of j the body Harrison Ash an.l Thomas Paxton will leave to-night for Y nne county, where some of the accessories to the killing reside to place them un der arrest. NEGROES TO PROTEST. mmoth Antl-Iynchlng Convention to Be Held at Atlanta. TLA N'T A. Ga. August —The r.ecroe* prominence all over the United Stales « making preparations to hold a mam th convention In Atlanta in October to >test against lynching, tishop Grant leads the movement and will condemn lynching as strongly in w York a* in Georgia. The bishop has l returned from the north, where h* i been promised unlimited financial aid making the convention successful. It proposed to Invite whites to share the vileges of the floor. fany famous negroes throughout the ,ntry have signified their intention of ending -0 SFNOK DKMAZO >»k» Disparagingly of Weyler’s Unfortu nate Operations In Cuba. >aris. August 28.—Senor Pemazo, ; merly Civil Governor of Havana, j u an interview printed in Figaro this j morning, is quoted as saying: “The Cuban question was badly damaged by i i ?fnor Canovas. The Liberals would :ot refuse any just claims the United I states might make. Gen. Campos, i --—— A-»carraga are 1 en. Weyler tunate oper UAY. ig Woman of John Ward, p a promin msiness cir was married singer, aged :hildren and hit bride. MURDERED BY AN ENEMY. Mutilated and Burned Body of Jerome kern Found >ear Cedar Falls. Waterloo. Iowa, August 28.—Jerome Kern, a farmer living a few miles north of Cedar Falls, was found mur dered last night in the “big woods’’ near his home. His head was badly crushed and al most severed from his body, and a bullet had plowed its way through him. entering at the tack between the shoulder blades and iodging just above the heart. Not content with this the assassin had carried his victim to a brush heap and, placing him on top. set fire to the pile. The head and body were badly burned and the clothing almost en tirely gone. Kern left home Sunday morning to hive a swa/m of bees and not return ing in a seasonable time a searching party was made up and after several hours found the body. The coroner s jury met yesterday morning and decided that it was a case of murder. There is no clew' to the criminal. Kern, it is reported, was a disagree able neighbor and had a large number of enemies. This leads to the belief that the murder was caused by hatred. Kern's watch and money w-ere still l upon his person when the body was found. WOULD HANG REND. Secretary Hayes of the Cleveland Central l.abor I'nion Speaks Out. Cleveland. 0.. August 28.—At the meeting of the Cleveland Central La bor Union yesterday Max Hayes, secre tary of the Union and editor of the Union's official paper, the Citizen, said: ‘Col. Rend, of Chicago, who has made it his business to besmirch every official w ho has ever been at the head of the miners’ organization, called Ratchford an anarchist and intimated that be would like to be one at the other end of the rope when Ratchford should be hauled over a tree or a lamp post. I have no more regard for Ratch ford than for any laboring man, but when it comes to hanging men like him I think I would as soon be one of a crowd who had hold of a rope to pull Rend up a lamp post." BRYAN AT CHADRON Big Reception Tendered By Citizens ot the Nebraska Town. Chadron. Nab., August 28.—One of the greatest and most enthusiastic re ceptions ever accorded to a public man in Nebraska was tendered to Wil- j liam J. Bryan by the citizens of Chad- ! ron to-day. From early morning un- I til fate this eveniug people flocked to the city from all directions, on horse- j back and some even on fool, for a dis- , tance of thirty miles each way. Mr. Bryan, after eating breakfast, was surrounded by a surging crowd, I all eager to grasp him by the hand, and it was with difficulty that he reached his room. When the hour for reception arrived Mayor A. W. Crites was escorted by a oomittee to the main entrance of the Blaine Hotel, where he was met by the distinguished guest I under escort of the reception committee from the different counties in the northwest. After a formal greeting Mayor Crites welcomed him to the j city. Mr. Ttrvan responded to the hearty j words of welcome. At the conclusion j of Mr. Bryan’s response the reception was held and for several hours men. 1 men. women and children passed in j review before him and shook him by 1 the hand until, the strain becoming t "reat. he was compelled to seek his , room. ,-vi.er dinner the party proceeded to j the public square, where Mr. Bryan 1 spoke to an audience of several thous and people. At the conclusion of his j address he was again surrounded by the immense crowd, who refused to be j comforted until he had taken them by the hand. Mr. Bryan, under escort of J. C. Dahlman. John G. Maher and G. P. Garrison, left for Crawford at 4:30, followed by the plaudits of the popu lace. __n ASSASSINATION IN ALABAMA. Burton Lloyd. Member of the Legislature, | Muriiered By .lohu t.afford Birmingham. Ala.. August 2S.—bar ton Lloyd, representative in the State Leeif’.iture from Butler county, was s;hot and instantly killed three ui’los from Greenville. No cause for the crime is assigned. The assassin armed himself with a ! double-barreled shotgun and stationed f himself on the roadside. As soon as ! Lloyd got within range he emptied both barrels into his body. As soon as news of the tragedy reached town the whole community started in pursuit of Gafford. If cap- > tured he will fare badly at the hands of the mob. -o OLD FELD REVIVED. Confederate Veteran* Eight at a Reunion and One I* Killed. Gainesville, Ga.. August 2*.—At a confederate reunion held at Lula Junction. James H. Poole, of Gwinnett county, and William H. Cape, of Toc coa. after drinking heavily had a per sorai encounter, in w hich Poole's jug ular vein was severed, causing his al most instant death. The coroner’s jury charges Cape with voluntary manslaughter. It appears that the two men revived an old feuud about a young woman over whom they had fought a duel during the war. Neither won the girl, but neither forgave the other's animosity, and the killing to-day is the result. BANK ROBBER SHEETS CAPTCRED. Last Accomplice of Cora Parker Id the Plnevllle .lob Arrrated. Weir City. Kan.. August 2S.—John Sheets, the last of the Pineville. Mo., bank robers. was caught at Weir City this afternoon without resistance and taken to Missouri. He is the one who knocked the cashier down while Cora Parker guarded the entrance. He has nine buckshot in his breast arms Another Post at Mahomedzai Captured By Tribesmen. Garrison Driven Out—Col. Rich ardson’s Flying Column of Rein forcements Repulsed the Enemy, But Afterward Whs Attacked on tbe Plain—Heavy Firing Heard All Night on the Samana Range. X _ Simla. August 28.—News has been received of another insurgent success. The Daulatzais, on Thursday, captured the police post at Mahomedzai, which was garrisoned by a detachment of the border police. The garrison retreated to a new post, held by a detachment of the Second Punujab infantry, reach ing there the next morning. As the flying column, commanded by Col. Richardson, which left Hangu on Thursday to reinforce the post on the Samana range, which was attacked by insurgents, was returning after re pulsing the enemy, the enemy rallied and attacked the British force on the plain. The tribesmen, however, were again driven off with heavy loss. On the British side Captain Baird-Sraith and Lieut. North, of the Scots fusil iers, and eight men of the Punjab in fantry, were wounded. The British post at Lakka was at tacked yesterday. The Fifteenth Sikhs with two guns were sent to reinforce the garrison, but their advance was stubbornly opposed. » There was heavy firing all last night in the direction of the Sunnawari post on the Samana range. Col. Vaughan, commanding at Fort Lockhart, hear ing of the large and threatening gath ering of the Orakzais above Fort Gulis tan, on the Samana range, started to the assistance of the garrison with 150 rifles. The Colonel reports that short ly before his arrival at Fort Gulistan a reconnoitering party under Maj. Des voeuxs. who commands at Fort Gulis tan, was compelled to retire under fire. In addition. Lieut. Blair was severe ly wounded while cutting off the ene my's water supply. But the British force succeeded in driving back the enemy's pickets. The latest news from the front is not of a more hopeful character than that received during the last few days, though it is true that the attempted raid on the Kohat district has been repelled and that the Orakzais have taken to the hills. But against the temporary successes of the British arms must be set the very serious state of affairs prevailing at Quetta. Bel uchistan. There is little doubt that if the fort there is attacked the chances of the garrison's safety are slight. The fortifications are practically worthless and the place is said to be inadequately manned. The commander-in-chief cannot too speedily dispatch a relief force to Ouetta, for that place is al most entirely isolated. Another note of alarm, and a rather incomprehensible one, in view of the gallant defense made in the oases of Forts Ali-Musjid and Lundi Kotal, comes this morning from Jamrud, from which place a dispatch announces that the Rritish military authorities i yesterday deemed it wise to disarm the , Kyhber rifles forming part of the garri j son at that place. The situation of the outlying garrl 1 sons on the Samana ranee is next to ' Quetta, the center of interest, in view of the urgent need of reinforcements. 1 and Col. Gordon to-morrow will lead a column of troops through the Kohat Pass int the Samana district. On the I other hand there is a hopeful sign in the well-authenticated report that dis i sensions have broken out among the Afridis. -o BRIEF BUT MEATY. WASHINGTON. D r -Gold reserve, 114” NA7.023. available cash balance. $220. 779. <03. TOPEKA. Kae —The Plate administra tion will begin warfare on the Coal Trust at once. VIRGINIA. Ill-Two hundred thousand dollars worth of property burned this morning. LONDON.—The T mes (n an editorial to-day prophesies continued better prices for wheat. MADRID—Spain has ordered six T.coo ton cruisers to form the nucleus of three new squadrons. SPFNCFR. W Va.—("Special. V-Clay I Henr\ while hunting to-day was acci | dentally shot dead by Rruce Hall, a com panion. ATLANTA Oa —Unsuccessful specula i tion caused Geo W. Parrott. Jr., a nrom inrr- business man. to shoot himself dead , I to-day. HUNTTNOTON W Va -(Special.)— j The pos* office tt Oreen Bottom »nd the • •ore of B. F. McCurdy burned to-day. No Insurance. STEUBENVILLE. O.-i Special.^-Cor poral Oeyer. of Akron, who last night i shot Ovington. was released on hail to- i day. Ovirgton will live. BOSTON—I.ucien Li-na. European long, distance champion, defeated Starbuok. 25 17 '2 He wend alt of Jimmy I Michael’s records from 3 to 25 miles. PARKERSBURG. W. Va.-(Sneclar.) The first train on the Little Kanawha Valley crossed *he Little Kanawha river to-day. loaded with prominent people. FI-TNT. Mich—This afternoon Mrs. Wm. Hutchinson. crazy, chloroformed her | 5-ve tr-old daughter, causing death, and fatally .-hot Iva May a 12-vear-oid daugh t«. CHICAGO. III.—A Severe wind storm v-r this city and suburbs to-night, damaglg many buildings. At Norwood Park a dancing pavilion blew down, kill ing one woman CHICAGO.—Geo. V Trot:, a telegraph er. has invented a plan for telegraphing from moving trains by means of a trolley and continuous wire on the track. It will k- p a train constantly in communication with the train dispatcher. CLEVELAND. O.—President McKinley spent this mottling quietly at Senator Hanna’s home. In the afternoon he re ceived the public at the Holienden. after a parade and reception in his honor by the Tippecasoes and local organisations. 1K M HI». Plainville’s Society Wedding Had to be Postponed. Now He Blames His Tailor—Wm. Julien Did Not Get His Wedding Raiment—Bride and GuestsWait ed-After Two Hours the Com pany Was Dispersed, and the Next Day Mr. Julien Made His Excuse. CINCINNATI. O.. August 28.—The feast was spread, the guests were bidden, afld the bride was waiting, but the bridegroom tarried, and the society folk of Plainville have been busy ever since discussing the matter. William Julien. a young business man of Madisonville, was to have been united in marriage to Miss Annie Pepperkorn, a protege of William Hann. The ceremony I was to have been performed at 8 o’clock. ; It was to have been a society wedding ! and the elite of Plainville responded to invitations. On Wednesday evening Mr. Julien called upon his fiancee, and the final details of the wedding were arranged. He was in a ' happy frame of mind, and seemed very affectionate. He said that he would bring I the license, and it was agreed that the i ceremony was to be performed at 8 o clock sharp. "Ah. me.” sighed the swain; when the hour came for parting, "long hours must elapse before I can reach the happiest moment of my life, and t-he hours are i so long!” Mr. Julien may have said other things upon his leave-taking, hut in nothing which he said was there the slightest in dication that he would be derelict In car rying out the plans arranged with so much pleasure and with siich fascinating, i though suppressed, excitement. When the hour came, guests were on hand at the Hahn homestead. The bride, attired in a charming creation, blushing ly received the congratulations of her j friends. The long hand on the dial face I of the hall clock sweeps toward the figure 12. and the hour hand slowly creeps nearer i the figure S. But the bridgroom Is still ; among the absent. The color heightens I in the bride's cheeks, and she start? a lit | tie at every sound. But It isn’t 8 o’clock as yet and a bridegroom generally avoids mingling with the guests before the cer emony, so there is no lull in the hum of conversation. ; *b>- the time the hall clock boomed off ! eight strokes on the gong Miss Pepper | korn was visibly nervous, and the guests watched with expectancy the door through which the groom was expected to enter at every second. The seconds became minutes, and the minutes, dragging with painful slowness through the fractions. | became hours, and none of them, neither the second?, the minutes nor the hours, brought the groom, the license or any tid ings of him. It was agreed that some accident must have befallen him, and after waiting un til 10 o’clock the guests dispersed, and Miss Perrerkorn availed herself of the woman's privilege, and had a good cry. Yesterday Mr. Julien put In an appear ance at Plainville, and he was profuse in his apologies. He siad he had been pre vented from attending his own wedding on Thursday through the negligence or his tailor. His wedding garment? were to have been delivered at Madisonville in time for him to be on hand at Plain ville at the appointed hour, but failing to receive the clothes, he had been forced to disappoint his fiancee. It i? not recorded what explanation was made of the failure to notify the bride-to be by messenger of the wicked neglect of the tailor. Neither is it announced if an other day has been set for the ceremony. At all event, no license has as yet been procured in Hamilton county for the mar riage of Miss Annie Ptpperkorn to Mr. William Julien. LUETGERT CASE. The Work of Securing a Jury Con tinued—The Number 13, Figuring in the Case. Chicago, August 2S.—State’s atcbr ney Deenan to-day began preparing for the presentation of the evidence in the Luetgert murder case to the jury next week. Plans and pictures of the big sausage factory at Armtiage ave nue and Diversey street were carefully arranged so as to be ready at the prop er time, and the line to be pursued in presenting the case to the 4 uury was discussed. It was decided to present the details of the alleged murder of Mrs. Luetgert in the briefest possible manner consistent with a clear state ment of the facts which the prosecu tion expects to prove. The defense will probably reserve its statement un til the case of the prosecution is in Gossip has it that the number 13 has shown itself frequently in this trial, and although he will not admit it, Luetgert is said to fear the alleged un lucky influence. Luetgert, it is said, was born on the 13th day of the month and originally spelled his name “Adolph Letgert,” 13 letters. The most import ant bit of evidence, the finding of the gold rings, occurred 13 days after the alleged murder took place. The State's attorney, his assistant and three of the prosecution's best witnesses have 13 letters in their names and the cab alistic number has bobbed up serenely in several other instances. William Reed, one of the veniremen accepted by the prosecution yesterday, was challenged peremptorily by the defense to-day. He was objected to on account of hi9 youth and because he is Scotch, the nationality of Assistant State's Attorney McEwp^n. Four veniremen, number neces sary to complete jury, were tender ed to the pr^s^tion by the defense. They are S. 4- Barber, salesman; W.R. Cudworti* farmer; J. H. Heickhold. insura.Ve agent; John P. Bechmiller. farmer. -o UNITED PRESS FINANCES. New York. August 2$.—The sche dules in the assignment of the United Press filed to-day in the Supreme Court show liabilities. $129,415, with nominal assets estimated at the same amount, and actual assets estimated at $38,040. The bonds of the assignee was fixed at $50,000. The Weather Disagreeable at English Seaside Resorts. London Is Pilling Up—Pleasure Seekers Are Returning Home. Dr. Milburn's Lecture on English and American Oratory—Senators Cullom and Gray Talk of the Tariff—A Woman's Consress at Which All Delegates Are to Wear Bloomers. (Copyright. 15WT, Associated Press.) LONDON. August 28.-The rain, cold weather and violent thunder storms which have prevailed throughout Great Britain and the continent during the week have greatly interfered with the pleasure at all seaside resorts, from many of which the visitors are returning in large numbers. Rev. W. H. Milburn. chaplain of the United States Senate, delivered a lecture at Aberystwlth. Wales, on Monday last in which he contrasted the aristocratic hes itancy of the English public speaker with the “spread • eagle, buncombe oratory of the American politicians. The Globe there I upon says: “This is just the kind of thing | we wish our friends not to say. It may be true and Mr. Bayard said eomeining J like it; but we want our American friends | to have influence on the other side, and if I they say these things, they lose it alto ■ get her." Senator Cullom. of Illinois. Mrs. Cul lom. and their daughter. Mrs. Ridgeley. and Senator Gray, of Delaware, and the latter's family, have been traveling in i England this month. The Grays will sail j for home on Tuesday next. The Culloms ! have gone to the continent. Both Sena ; tors declare there is a surprising lack of I interest In American questions in Great [ Britain except in the case of the tariff, i Senator Cullom said: "There appears to J be great rejoicing among the British over i the prospect that the tariff bill may not yield sufficient revenue to support the government. They do not realize that the law has not been in effect long enough for judgment to be pronounced as to Its ef fectiveness as a revenue producer. "I have heard no opposition to the an nexation of Hawaii expressed by the Brit ish. for they realize that American rights there are paramount, but there is general jealousy because the I'nited States sees fit to Increase its territory." Senator Gray, referring to the tariff, re 'marked: “It is most mortifying to Amer icans traveling abroad to find that we have erected a barrier against trade with foreign nations which provokes the Ill-will of a nation which would otherwise be most friendly." Continental traveling this summer has been the worst for many seasons past and there has been quite a panic among the traveling public of Austria in consequence j of the frequent railroad disasters and the | cont >,uous robbing of passengers on j through expresses. During the past fi%e i weeks there have been fifteen accidents i on Austrian railroads. Belgium. Sweden ; and Denmark have been infested by a ! large gang of expert railroad thieves who | have been robbing trunks in transit. The losses which travelers have suffered in | this manner recently have increased over the amounts of any previous year. The bimetallic commissioners who re | main in Europe are enjoying a holiday while waiting for the reply of the British government to their proposals. Senator and Mrs. Wolcott are In Carlsbad, and ex Vice President Stevenson and Mic-s Ste 1 venson are sojourning In Pari*. News from the Anglo-Kgvptian expedi tion up the Nile comes slowly and unsat isfactorily. largely owing to the absurdly stringent and humiliations regulations of the British lommander, Sir Herbert Kitch ener. The newspaper correspondents are not allowed to mess with the officers of the expedition and are forced to tak> wi'h them six months' supplies and to -Ign the slurring regulations drawn up by Lord Wolsley during the previous campaign. They are not allowed to go to the front, hut are kept well in the rear and are fur- ' nished with just what information the orticers care to give. Harry Arkwright, who was aide-de camp to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, a guide named Michael Kirnond and two porters. Francois and Joseph Tournier, w-re killed hy an avalanche on the Grand Plateau of Mont Blanc, in October. 1K*16. The bodies of the guide and the porter were found after a week; but Capt. Ark wright's body was only recovered from the ice on Sunday last, 9.000 feet below where he died. All except the feet and j head were recovered. The right hand was marvloUsly life-like. The ice had pre served in it the red tint of blood. From the pocket of his gray waist coat was drawn a white, blue-bordered handker chief as good as new with his name on it. The deceased officer's collar had In It a gold stud, and in his shirt front was a larger one set with a diamond star. The debris of a silver cigarette case were in his pocket and his gold watch and chain were on the Ice near where the body was found. The justice of the peace, the may or. the doctor and the local gendarmes held an Inquest over the remains, found after a lapse of about thirty years in the shadow of Mont Blanc. They will probab ly be buried at Chemounix. Lady Haberton will preside at the con gress of woAien in behalf of national dre«s at Oxford in September. All the delegates are to wear bloomers. The theatrical year of fxmdon ha.® reach ed the lowest level of its ebb tide, and the coming fortnight will usher in the ad vance guards of a new season. There are but half a dozen theatres of the lirst class whose doors are open this week, but Lon doners do not lack for amusement for all of the four hundred music hails, greet and small, which the city supports, are under ! full steam. The numbers of American performers on the music hall stages are remarkable, but the most popular features on the bills of the Palace and the Alhambra are the American Biograph with American vi»-ws ar.d the Cinematograph displaying photo graphs of the Jubilee procession. Despite the abundance of the theatres Londoners, there are no less than a dozen new ones in process of building, to be launched into the stream of competition this fall. Most of the dozen are erected in the suburbs the most pretentious of them being chrtitened the New Grand. The Harris Memorial Committee, organ ized chiefly by theatrical people to erect a memorial to Sir Augustus Harris, haa secured contributions amounting to £2.yQ. One thousand pounds sterling of the sub scription will be devoted to founding a ward In a city hospital for the care of needy actors. The remainder will bo ex pended for the erection of a memorial in th form of a drinking fountain to bo erected beside the Drury Lane theatre. Dr. Conan Doyle is engaged upon a new play which will be staged at the Hay market theatre in the course of the sea son. The idea has been furnished him by an old story from the pen of Mr. James Payn. the novelist. Chevelier Scovel. nie American tenor married a member of the New York family of Roosevelts, and who has been heard in his native country for years, is spend ing the summer at Carlsbad, studying the part of Tristan. He has for his teacher. Jaunreck. the one time famous Macetro. The health of N’icolini has somewhat im proved since his removal to Langlands l ay. and his friends have tome hope of ! his recovery. May Gwineppe. a London beauty, and an amateur actress of high standing, has signed a contract with a London manager to appear professionally. -O ALL THREE PERISH. A Woman and Her (irantlrhililren Crema ted at ilacktnii. < n 1. Jackson, Cal.. August 2S.—bast j night about 11 o’clock Night Watch i man W. 11. Dunn, of the I'nion Con solidated Property, discovered the boarding house to be on fire. He rush ; ed in and roused the inmates. J. W. Craighead and wife, who conduct the house, and their two grandchildren. : Walter and Alvin Herboldt, age’ 0 j and 8 years respectively. Craighead ran out of the burning building and frantically ran up and down calling “fire.” Finally some one thought of the two ! children who occupied the room with their grandparents. Both Mr. and ! Mrs. Craighead rushed into the front j door. Mr. Craighead fell and was I pulled out. frightfully burned about the neck, hands and feet. After the embers of the burning building had cooled off ao that an in vestigation could be made, the charred body of Mrs. Craighead was found near • the front door with the body of one of the children beside her, with its heod resting o.i her hands. The body of the other child wa.f found rcrtr to ''here the Kick door to the bedroom had been located WOMAN'S REVENGE. I _ | Constable Fatally Assaulted >? Mrs. Miry Ramsay—Latter Objects to being: Evicted and Attacks the Un happy Officer With a Club. SHELBYVILLE. III., August 28.-Con stable Bylund was to-day annulled and dangerously wounded by Mary Ramsor, whom he h.td endeavored to <ject frdm a rented house. Three weeks ago ejectment papers were placed in the hands of Con.'eble Bylan 1 to oust Mary Ramsey from the property of John Willoughby, and on going to the hou.*e each time would find the Ramsey woman in bed sick. The officer would then leave to return in a day or two and find the woman still in bed. There was no attending physician, and the constable grew suspicious, and to-d iv concluded to enter the premise* secret I v. On doing so he found Mrs. Ramsey hal* and hearty. On seeing Byland she suddenly' became sick and threw herself upon the bed. Knowing he had been hoodwinked before, the officer began moving the household effects Into the yard Mrs. Ramsey arose from the lied and with a club felled the officer to the floor. She rontlnu 1 h< r it tack until the offieen was s* ne'-|, and then kicked the Ixviy out of the house, where it remained until removed by pass ers-by. Byland was frightfully beaten and hi chances for recovery ar slight. The Ramsey woman ha* not been arr*-nud. ALL IS READY For the Presentation of the China and Silver Service to the Gunlioat Wheeling. Vallejo, Cal., August 28.—The gun boat Marietta is ready to go into com mission and will be submitreJ to the board of inspector to-day. Thi rhiua battery was pliccl c» board yffterday. It consisted of six four-inch bieech loading riflees, four six-poauu rapid fire guns and a tratthng gun The ship will go into commission nex' Wed nesday. The gunho.v Wheeling, whlofc bsv'a Mare Island 9?p*. nb* r 1", ha* hern or dered to Alaska for duly. The party of congre*-men and citi zens of Whe ling. *V. Vi.. row en route to California to present the gun beat with elabor.it'* table service, are exacted to makn the presentation at Mare Island September 3. WHEELING EXCURSIONISTS Pa««ed Rawlin*. Wyoming. I.att Night, • nit Sprnd To-day In salt Iak« City. Special to the Register. Rawlins, Wyoming. August 28—The California expedition arrived here at 2:30 p. m., and waited half an hour. All are in good health and spirits. We spend to-worrow in Salt I.ak6 City. W. C. BEANS. A GIRL VICTIMIZED. I/Mt n*r Fnr*e and It* Contents by Giving Hifm to an Old Man. Sacramento. Cal., August 28.—Annie BrockflpJd, a deaf mu e, wbosi home was in Fulton. Mo., was made the vic tim of a confidence operator at Oak land and has arrived in this c'ty pen niless and without friends, She nt^s that an old man. A. J. Hincel. befriend ed her on the steamer from Pori and, where her mother died a fewr da>s | ago. At Oakland he obtained her purse containing $55, saying he would buy her a railroad ticket. That was the last she saw of him. For Pacing Established Yesterday by Star Pointer. The Stallion Went Against the World's Record on the Track at Readvill*, Mass., and Succeeded in Chopping Off a Little Over One Second. Readville, Mass., August 2S.—'The Chicago pacing stallion, Star Pointer, owned by James A. Murphy, to-day wiped out the two minutes mark and ended the controversy which ha^beeu going on ftr years as t > the Vieed qualities of the light harness home. Accompanied by a runner, the’big bay Tennessee bred stallion wiped cut the mark and had three-quarters of a second to spare its he went under the wire. This wonderful performance was witnessed by about eight thousand people. It was the more wonderful, for on Friday Joe Patchen, with fleets behind him, had made a shoot at the mark made by John R. Gentry last October, and had failed by a second : and a half. Hecause of this it was not thought that the greatest rival in the race line would get down below the even time mark. The day was perfect for rec ord breaking. Not ia breath of air was stirring, when at 4 o'clock the horse came out with a running horsa to make a trial for a worlds record. ! The first two scores were not satisfac tory to Relnsman McClary and ha I worked the horse way down below rhe turn. The. second score was even worse than the first, for while moving at scarcely a two-minute clip he went 1 to a break, right under the wire. This made the friends of the horse more than a trifle nervous. The horse waa ‘ acting as if a little sore and as though not up to the tasty ^Hut the third time down there wa, i Clary nodded fc pair went. The first qurf two minute gait ' then as McClary cal to move the second q a great cheer, for h<* mimitcR all to piece-;, ! half in 59^4, with th-> j in 29^4 seconds. Tin i was the fastest of the m ; tance was covered In .291* Around the tu waver, the smallee v,nd, but McClary hi HBSIHg Mo . • ’ :■. v :®||||||j I’" Mi , : ..'.■! ri • *ggg§| m. ( .1; re* fi <i .1 Ik . the ’ 4 ! stallion appeared 10 freshen ill last few strides, gathering \ strength and courage as he neuro< wire, and finished like it lion ii record-breaking fJme of l.r>H4 mighty . hout went up. Men yo|B though possessed. In the granfl th" owner of the horse had jflH w rung until it ii< lied. kM| f. ' ■ j III " d III' "ho . , 111 d driver or who were with lie enthusiasm <>f th» !l,i! dlv had M'Clary got th-^B^ rill ll.'f.M-e Ml' V K'd !'■ a • ■ m* B|||| thi' . u A *: |t of ' !.• I.W|| ' Mi wa* never timed i stand but what i announced, whil | of the stretch grand stand cau better, riot one slowd’. Since 1X94. when Hr game little race horse Robert J. pa< A»j a time mile In 2:ol%, the horse world has been look ing for the two-minute mark to bo reached. To-day waii the first time that Point er was really pent for mark. Ills own er has been content to scoop in rat o honors, but after having defeated Joe Pair hen twice out of three times and John It. Gentry, the only time he got a chance at him, and as no other candl date« were in sight, the owner decld i ed to fake time honors. Summary: To beat worlds pacing record, 2:00%. Star Pointer, b. c., by Brown Hall, dam Sweepstakes t.McClary): Time. :30, :59%, 129. 1:59%. Boston, August 28 Star Pointer and Joe Patcben, the pacers, wert matched to-day or a raHe r*ce at Mystic Park on September 11 for a purie of $1,000, the winner to take all. KEEPS HER ON id Frt>« Itallam of ht. I^inli OhJ«ti to Has lliialaind's lllirlpllnr. St. Ixuiis, Mo.. August 28.—Roland C, Woodall, a salesman llvirg at 1825 Coleman street, adopted novel mean* to discipline his wifi ag to the a latter’* alligations In a suit for dlvorc# ^B She claims that she married her ^B present husband February s. 1*93. ar. I H lived with him un tl August 1 last. V In February last, abe ay* h< lock! i U her up in a large ice box end kept her I confined until she was nearly frozen ' and exhausted. She avers this was a feature of hi* else. SLe ask* a ' h‘-r mai l* D name, ^ Erba A. Hallman. on m.i.us is ai a-ka. i Michigan Man Niles. Mich., Griffin? of Galien, Alaska wealthy, but gold. Griffin went to A fall. He gays: “Cook's inlet is natural harbore in of any size can difficulty. The of petroleum within a mt.e and “We intend to harbor and bring We have an for all the and we can a gallon.