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Conklio The afternoon session Friday contin ued with these: Minnie Conklin reexamined: Had a talk with Mace Hagan a few days after exhumation; he swore ahout Cor oner Woodruff and objected to exhu mation. Chas. ConkilD,a brother of defendant, swore that the treatment of each other by Mr. and Mas. Conklin wes kind and consistent; Mrs Conklin collected some bills and had free access tp money; she was nervous and much worried oyer debts. Oscar Conklin gave substantially the same testimony. Myrtle Conklin, slater, said: Am 17 years old; am sister of defendant and lived with him a year;cever heard harsh words between defendant and wife. Witness described what took place at Conklin’s the night before death, sub stantially as Minnie did Conklin went up stairs about half an hour;he did not bring the lantern down with him; after Minnie told Phil to look In the water closet I saw him pick Alice up; did not see any more as I then ran to the house. Ou cross examination said she had pre ▼lously lived with her mother; Phil clothed me for wbat work I did. She then described other matters as Minnie did. Mrs Conklin did not eat when he did; Minnie got supper; Phil took lan tern up stairs and left It burning there; he went to his room In southwest cor ner of house; Phil did not say why he left lantern burning; Minnie got break fast; do not remember of her ever doing so before; when be missed Alice he looked In her room first, then went to the cellar;*he body,when found, lay be tween the house and water closet; did not see Alice after night; missed no clothes; could not see Phil distinctly when he found the body, but heard him say.“Hello’’ when he found the body and raised It up;io not remember If the body was stiff. Chester Conklin, son of defendant, said: “Am 10 years old and go to school In third room In second grade;was nev er in court lu my life; vas once In grand jury; remember mamma when alive and the circumstances at the time of her death; dret knew of it when papa told me In bed room; never heard papa and mamma quarrel; It was my busi ness to deliver the milk, but when It was late mamma took it; I got half the money and gave It to papa to buy clothes. On cro< s examination said all money was paid to mamma;uever went to school any other place; did not tell Robbie Howard that papa choked mimma to death and then carried her out doors; know Mahlon Williams and know where he lives; did not tell him that either." Saturday morning;. Washington, March, 28. Court opened Saturday morning at eight o’clock and there was some evi denance offered In rebuttal on both sides. That of the defense was first Chester Conklin, who said that he had never talked with the Williams boy. Next the defense offered some extracts fr< m medical authorities. Oscar Conklin said that he was pres ent when Conklin showed the position he found his wife In to Llnderman. Said he only got down once to show him. Ou cross examination he said that Phil had told Llndermsn that was the way he found her. Llnderman said that was Impossible and that If he told his friends they would not believe him. Witness for state In rebuttal: ROBBIE HOWARD. Live In Oskaloosa; an ten years old. Know Chester Conklin and go to the same school he dies. Had a talk with Chester and he told me his papa had choked his mamma to death and car ried her out io the yard. On cross ex amination he said he could not remem ber when this talk was. It was net at the school house but out on the play ground. On r& cross-examination he said the talk was at the corner of the house next to the school yard MALCOLM WILLIAMS, Knew Chester Conklin and go to the same school with him; met him one time in Targgart’s pasture and be said his papa had choked his mamma to de*th and carried her out On cress examination said: My father Is Malcolm Williams and he works in Oskaloosa laundry. It was some time in October that I had this talk with him; don’t know what year; it was on Tuesday. Said minister told me It was in October. I knew myself it was on Tuesday, Be ing asked to repeat what Chester had ■aid, he said he saw his mother carried out stiff lie did not see what tlma It was. The minister talked to witness about it. MRS MACE HAOAN •aid she saw Minnie next Sunday after the funeral, and she said to me, “Phil Is mad at me.” He said my evidence against blm before the grand jury was the worst of all. She had replied, “Well, Phil, I can’t help it. Phil asked her when she had told the grand jary what Chester had said, “Why didn’t you ex plain.” She said, “Phil, Chester said that and 1 had to tell them ” Minnie said he; said, “Well, the children will have to go op there to-morrow, and they will have a different story to ten." Phil had said, “If I am Indicted you also will be.” Minnie replied, “I expect to be.” Cross examined she said: My hear ing Is bed, but I heard what she said. She was staying at our house at the time. Talked with her frequently. This talk took place oa Sunday. She denied having tried to get Minnie to implicate hecelf and get bar into trouble. KAO* HA CAN said: I came in the house when the talk between Minnie and my wife was going. I don’t remember what was said. I heard Phil say his wife was as rational the night before she died as sha ever was. MAS SABCBOPT. Said Mrs Conklin was my sister;had a talk with Conklin in which he said his wife was perfectly rational the night before her death; he told me the position In which he found her; it was a crouching posture; never knew any thing about Mrs. Conklin being insane Ml lire at Winter set ; i visited her quite frequently; she had much to do; never saw anything to indicate that sha wss of unsound mind. tis put on the stand at 4:40 Fridty,and The Oshaloosa Herald. * - rsr (OWA.: . 1. , % X* ' >v OSKALOOSA, MAHASKA COUNTY, IOWA, THURSDAY, APRIL, 2. 1896. Crites sends a 40 pige report, bat aB we can not get it all up,we shall defer It to Monday. Mr. Conklin made a good im pression on the jury, it is reported, but fired up a little under the f ~*am inatlon. * This ended the testimony on both sides and at 9:30 a short recess was takr en Judge Dewey consented to preside during the arguments and Mr. Carroll began the State's argument immediate ly after recess ' ’ Washington, March 28. Mr. Conklin was called to the stand at 4:30 p. m., Friday, after most of the other members of his family had test! fled, and gave the following, which took the time of the evening session to 9.55 p. m. p B. CONKLIN. I am 37 years old; have lived inOaka loosa about 8 years; tint came there Id ! 1866; attended Penn college there; have been employed as clerk in a number of | stores In Oskaloosa-Shaw & Luring, , S. J. Dutton and Wm.Hlbbs; have lived where I now do since 1891; met my wife first in 1871; was married In 1883; my wife was 41 last February; my business was gardening Mr. Conklin was shown a photograph of his house, ground and outbuildings and asked to describe them and their location and relative distances' from each other. Said there was no ob struction between the street and where the body lay; the cellar way is near the northeast corner of the house; the rtia tions between my wife and myeelf were always the most pleasant and continued so up to her death; I never required fcer to carry milk or do any other outdoor work ;that was an arrangement between her and the children ;“he could not milk: the cows; I always spent my evenings at home unless out late with the wagon; always assisted her In the household work whenever loouldjnever made any motion to strike my wife with a single tree or any other such thing, or swore at her while flxlDg a wngon and told her to go Into the house; the first I knew of Wm s Bray was when the notices of the wltnetstt for the state were served on me and his name was on the same. The day before the death of my wife I was making my usual run about town, and after noon was collecting-.there had been some insurance on my wife 6 or 8 years ago, but it had run out some time ago; my wife did some collecting for me; she kept the bocks up to 1892;slnce then I have kept them; I was home to dinner Jaly 9 and talked with her; she said, “My back is nearly killing me." I asked why she did not go and lie down; asked where Myrtle was and why she was not doing the work; she said Myrtle had gone out to pick berries; [ told her to be sure to have Myrtle called In, and she need not get dinner; anything cold would do. We had a talk about my in surance policy;asked her if she thought I had better keep It. up; she said shedid not know how to advise me and for me to do as I thought bett; I had a mort gage interest to pay and could not col-: lect money from those owing me to do so; but I started out that afternoon to try to do so. I got a letter from Mr. Baldauf about the interest on the mort g ige; when I got heme that evening I went in at the back door; Minnie and the children were there,and think Myrtle also; I asked for A 1 at d was told she was up-stalre; the cause of my Inquiry was that 1 knew she had been feeling badly; I started to go up when Minnie stopped me and said Al did not want to be disturbed; I asked if they had had sapper; she said no, so I went out to do my choree; after I got them done, went in and after eating sapper went up stairs. As I opened the door and said, ‘ Al, are you here? ’ she raised up (she was lying on the floor) and put her hands up to her head and said: “Oh! pips, have you come at last? It hss been so lorg and lonesome; I thought you would never come. ’ She askrd if I had gotten the insurance policy fixed; I told her yes, I had fixed it very well; at the same time I was taking her shoes off Then she asked if I had got any letters; I said never mind the mall; you must get up and get to bed; when I got her on the bed she said, “Oh! this is so nice; I shall feel all right by morning.” She then asked again about the mail; I said, n« v r miod the mall; we will see that in the mornlDg. She insisted on knowing,however,what I had and asked If I had gotten a letter from Baldauf; I told her yes, I had, but would see about it in the morning; she said, “No,I want to know j ust what it says now.” 1 told her he had threatened to foreclose the mortgage If the interest was not paid; she said, “Oh! dear; after all our hard work our home may be taken away.” I soothed her as well as I could and at last kissed her good night,and that was the last 1 saw her alive; she was stupid at times at night and would go to sleep wherever she fblt like it; she was quite an Intelligent woman and used to reed a great deal; Chester changed about fre quently In his sleeping place also; I heard no unusual noise during the night of her death; I got up about 4:30 that morning and bnllt the fire; first cleaned the ashes from the stove then went oat to split kindling to build the fire; I called the folks up stairs In my usuaj way, with a whoop, and then went out to the stable said done the chores; after going into the cellar to get some palls of milk, I went out to the shed where Minnie came to the door and called to me and asked “where is Al ?” I looked down the road, thinking perhaps she might have gone down to get something for breakfast, when Minnie said, "why, her shoes are here,” and told me to look in the water closet ; I went in that di rection and soon found her lying abont 8 feet from the path and about 5 or 6 feet from the water closet; I was 10 or THE BEST SPRING MEDICINE is Simmons Liver Regulator—don't forget to take It The Liver gets sluggish during the Winter, just like all nature, and the system becomes choked up by the accumulated waste, which brings on Malaria. 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By increasing the. ability to assimilate nutritious food, «hd by the mission of its own ingredients it enriches- the blood and so makes solid , he<fltky -fleshy ,~.lt -cures diseases of the "'lungs’, liver, -stomach, bowels, - skin and scalp,' Simply because. %11 these diseases spriWg-fpbhTthe same" cause a disordered digestion and consequent .impure blood. Sold by aIL medicine dealers. 12 feet front the body before I eaw it;- there was a lot'ef -wood rubbish piled in there between me and where the body lay, and there were weeds and grass in this space; f can’t say where Minnie was bat. Myrtle was somewhere, oh the other side of the wagon ..then; I couldn’t say what I said, when I first saw her; the hody was burped and had charred appearance She was on knees and htps>kii d.of balanced that way jfirst placed my hand on her back and gath ered her up; I don’t know what I did after that. I remember going in she. ' house and in to where the children were, I wakened them but do not remember just what I said; think X said to Chella, “your poor mamma Is lying out in the yard. 1 ' She didn’t want to atay ther*v she wanted to go over to Llnderraan’s, I remember Dr Clark coming there and some talk about my clothing belrgsoil ed, Minnie said I had better change them so I took the overalls off and put on a coat and vest. Xhad not employed Dre Clark or BarriDger as family physicians; Dr Clark examined me for insurance. When Llnderman got there 1 asked him to help carry the body in; be seemed in different and would not ao so, yet re mained there until the coroner arrived, I think the sisters arranged for the fnneral, McCurdy was the undertaker. X was not on the premises after the funeral; did not cat down any weeds I went to Mrs. Worth’s home from the cemetery and then went to see Mrs Bateman and then returned to Mrs, Worth's and staid all night Ido not know how she got down stairs that night. I did not lnfilct any violent or other Injury upon her that night or at any time There was nothing occurred that night to excite my anger or to oc casion my in dieting Id jury upon her; I have the letter taken from the post office on July 9, from Baldauf He produced it and it was marked by the reporter. Have known Stella Davis for the past 8 years; I had talks with her On four occasions; she,.came to my house. The first, talk was on the mom. ing after thef liberal at my housernext at my home the Saturday followlnjnext was when she had been calling at the Llnderman home and I took her borne in the wagoi The conversation at her home was after Prof Davlß’ last’report. I said, Mrs. Davis I came to see yon about what you saw at my wife’s death You know yon said you saw blisters on ATs arm as far up as between the el bow and the shoulder, she said, l did say so bat Mr. McCurdy said not and changed her mind. Said she said: she had heard the tongue protruded In strangulation and people were talking abont Al’s being out that way. I said Bateman had done me a great deal of dirt by talking so much; she said she did not know what Bateman had said* but thought Mrs, Bateman was one of my bast friends. He said it was ridicu lous to t&rk of man from the brickyard coming up there and doing such a thing. I said A 1 was no coward. I said I be lieve she did It herself, that she had got the lamp and set her jown clothing on fire. Did not say anything about her being strangled. She asked, do you think that way about it; I thought she meant what she said about the lamp and said yee; did not say anything about her eyes. A few days after the funeral she drove up In her baggy and said she was sorry she had not called to see A 1 on church matters before she died. When the grand jnry was in ses slon I drove into the alley back of Mrs. Downs, she came out-and after a little talk she said, Phillip are the people keeping their mouths shut and letttDg you alone .In your trouble. Why, they have that before the grand jury? They have ! she said, yes, I said and drove off I told Mrs. Bateman that Jim .was do ing, me more dirty work than any one else, and I was advised by a party of gentler"- 4 get a shot gun and. go after and Hagan and-Carroll, I did not feel that way. 1 hid a talk with Keating abont crlminaf lawyers, he never said Kenworthy was the best criminal lawyer in town. I walked down town one evening with Hedge and Keating, Hedge said how can Chemist Davis claim fees for the second Investigation and said 1 don’t think he can. Mrs. Conklin worried greatly and was continually talking of financial matters and every little while brought the subject up and insisted on going oat and trying to collect accounts; she at all times expressed the greatest anx iety and reemed to feel that there wa* nothing but trouble for ua j her ill health had a good deal to do with this 1 thought. The subject of holding a post mortem examination was broached the morning of hei death, I objected at first saying yon can all see the cause of her death and I saw no use in mutilat ing her body for them but finally said I would leave It to Drs. Clark and Bar* ringer. When the subj ect was talked of Inquiries began to be made;l referred them to. the coroner, I asked Woodruff abont it and he said, well Phil, I will I will be frank with yon. It can be done even If you object and said It has been Intimated that your wife has been poisoned—l said Capt. Woodruff you joeed with the post mortem at ok W I did not strangle my wife nor carry her out into the yard or pour ooal oil onto her clothing and set fire to them. 7:40 p m.— On cross examination by Blanchard Conklin said; My wtfe.was my senibr in age;' have had some of my family in to live with me a good deal; I preferred *0 hire and pay them in. stead of strangers when I could do so; the boys and girls have both been there; did not think it made extra work for my wife; I did sometimes speak quickly to her; do not remember the transac tion about the horse, as told by Tate, of speaking crossly to her; Yes, sir, I had nee for all the money I could get; she did tie up vegetables, but I did not allow her to wash them; she did her part la the house and more too; the kept [ f ******** ' 7;.-, W ,r ”3u#* Cupid breaks his bow at the sight of face full of pirn tea* and blotches. Mlo'w ken eyes, amj.-*' tow .complexion l defy his. best .■ntious. Beauty more than skin ■ep. Th'e skin is 'rely the surfae* which is written, plain characters condition of tho ! premium on the policy, and she knew jihad it that night; I was all around j town the afternoon of July 9 and down 1 to Beacon; I was not at- the lowa Cen : tral stoek yards the greater part cf the j time; T got home about 8:30 to 9 p. m ; j did not milk the cowa that night; can’t eay who milked them or whether they were milked at all; waa out there per haps 20 minutes; supper was nearly ready when I went In; think Cbeila and Roscoe had gone to bed; the “nar row gague” stock yards are in the sc uth part of town; I paseed there on my way to Beacon; was on foot; was not at those stock yards most of the after noon; I went up stairs right after sup per; I.took the lantern with me; I did not know she wanted to be called; she was lying on the floor; don’t think there was any pallet; when she raised up she began rubbing her eyes; I set the lantern down but remained stand ing myself; that I had the Insurance money did not seem to have much effect upon her; I got the letter from Mr. Baldauf and that worried her the most; the letter la here In court. Blanchard asked, “Will you explain why you did not get this letter until the 10th of Inly when It is dated July 2?’’ Conklin sala It Is the 7th * ! No; it is Jaly 2,” said Blanchard, ' Yon get your ms 11 every day, don’t you ? ’ No; sometimes not for a week. “This letter Is simply a request for the Interest due.’’ Well, It implies a threat “Mr. Ba'dauf Is a vary reasonable man, is he not, and quite lefcient?’ Yes; I think so. “She com plained Of your management,” She said I let people run over me, or some thing to that effect 1 can't just eay what clothing she hid on; she did not have her nightdress on; she had her shoes on; I took th< m < ff; I helped her up, but she got upon the bed hereelf; I left the lantern because she asked me to- “Why did you not light the lamp?’’ I did not 6ee any lamp. 4 She asked you to leave a smoking lantern in the room?" Yes- “Yon went right down and went to your own room?’ Yes “Why did she sleep up stairs, were you not living as man and wife?” Yes, sir; but it was cooler up stairs. “Don’t you know it was hotter up stairs than down ?” No; she did ndt think so. “It was not her habit to get up and get breakfast, you say ?’’ Minnie and My tle did that. Minnie worked for Dr. Fleener ?” Yes. “ What did yonr wife do ?” She paid more attention to rais ing chickens than anything else. I went out to split kindling before 1 built the fire that morning; there was no cover on the shed where I was and the wood rqbblsh was piled up all over the topofl*;lwae near the tool house when Minnlecalled me; I was greasing a wagon, which was a little east of the tool house; from the shed to the water closet was 12 to 15 feet; there was no particular path from the shed to the water closet; ft was tramped down all athuhd there; I went direct about 30 to 40 feet before I came upon the body. Was it stttlDg or kneeling? I would say kneeliog; one hand was 4inder the body, but I do not have a very distinct recollection of how that was; the body was bent over, but no other part was touching the ground;! took It up in my arms, but I do not know just what I<U4 do then or how I laid it down again; 2 turned the head to the west. that was the way Mr. Llnderman found It It was because you turned It so, lain . I do not knowhow he fouud It;T was by the body only a short time; did not try to straighten her arms ;I noticed her face, the eyes were staring;there was no clothing on the body except a band around the shoulders; it seemed to be the band of her night dress; it was soorched; I noticed the stockings, they were on; there was some charred sub stance on the bodj; there may have been some band under this.ldon’t know; I can't sty just where I was when Mr. Llnderman came; do not know if I moved the body, it was quite likely I moved it some; suppose I could have carried it in the house alone; yes,under ordinary circumstances I could have done so; the body was not taken in when Mr Llnderman came first as he objected and said it had not ought to be taken in there ;Mr Llnderman is a man I can't gat acquainted with; I thought him a friend, but I found not; was over to his house frequently; did not have talk with him at his house about the posi tion I found the body In; only showed him one position and that was at my piece, out at my barn,in presence, of my brothers. * You did not show him a second time and charge your position in doing so, did you ? No sir, I did not; Llnderman did not say there was foul plav; did not tell Mrs. lUvis that A 1 was no coward, and that the person who strangled her went up and got the lamp; no snch talk oc curred ; did not tell Mace Hagan my wife was on one knee and one foot when I found her; think I may have told Mrs. Barcroft she was in a sitting posture; I did not tell Minnie that she had given the worst testimony of any one before the grand jury and that she should not have told what Chet ter had said; did not have a talk with Mr. Keating about who was the best lawyer in town; I wrote an article to the Dm Moines Leader before Davis got through with his report, criticizing a newspaper arti cle which I thought was premature; have been to Tde Herald a number of times to give them items of news; did not say. after Chester had been be fore the grand jury, “ Wei], they did not get much out of Chester, anyway;' 1 did not think of nslDg a shot gun on any one; satd it was suggested to me by some one else; did not think of Using it on Jim Be' >maD; I told his wife it had been suggested that it would be a good thing if I did so; thought she was my friend, but Jim was not;tt takes a good deal to mate me angry. 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Cour., Uoiion, L.S.A- prosecute the case; did not tell him he could stop it, l said he could procede at once and he wired Mr. Davis that eight. PAUL niVKLY, next said he saw some people in the yard at Conklin’s the morning of Mrs. Conklin’s death; heard some one hallo, but could not say who or what. No cross -examination. The argument of Attorney Carroll closed on Saturday, and Mr. Malcolm commenced and spoke about two hours, and closed on Monday forenoon. He was followed by Mr. Wilson, of Wash ington, and by Mr. Seevers, for the de fense. Mr Blanchard will speak and cloee one Tuesday. State of Onro, City of Toledo, / aa Lucas County. j BB, Fbanl J. Cheney makes oath that he is the senior partner of the firm of F. J. Cheney & Co., doing business in the City of Toledo, County and State aforesaid, and that said firm will pay the sum of ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for each and every case of Catarrh that cannot be cured by the use of Hall’s Catarrh Cure. FRANK J. CHENEY. Sworn to before me and subscribed in my presence, this 6th day of December, 1886. ISEAL.J A. W. GLEASON, Notary Public Hall’s Catarrh Cure is taken internally and acts directly upon the biood and mucous surfaces of tne system. Send for testimonials, free. F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O. i3T“Sold by Druggists, 76c. The Way Out. Her© 1b an elegant, tip top way out of the monument wow wow at Dea Molnee, which has been “kathoded ’ out from the head of a corporal; 1. Takeoff all the medalllonß— every peaky one of them 2. Takeoff the horses and swap them for Kentucky mules 3. Take the heads off of the riders and put on them the heads of the lead ing senators responsible for the loca tion of the monument In the place where real muiishnees has placed it. Use up the medallion places for them, and make suffisient places so that all will be in it, none out of it, and no kickers. 4. Take off the historical scenes of “Dotelson” and “Return,'' and put on all the members of the past general assemblies who have had to do with the monument, as general committees of the whole, giving each and every member equal space, equal prominence, specially those who want to swap off Old Sam Kirkwood for Bob Lee, and commit “patriotic grand larceny,” sb a Pennsylvania soldier pats it, by steal ing Appomattox for a state that was hot there. 5. Pat on, by way of proper inscrip tions, rosters of the general assemblies, giving names, politics, religion, color of hair, if any, beer or no beer, soldier or nit, post office addrers, and Including favorite committee clerk. In this way—by putting a curfew bell on top -the matter can be settled to the satisfaction of everybody, and be all right. This organ of sound re llglouß opinion and good politics will contribute one hundred dollars on the expense that may be attendant, after selling the cast off medallions to Mike Overloneki, the Russian junk dealer, on East Court avenue. The idea has the endorsement of the third house, given when it was sober bat full. Two Lives Saved. Mrs. Phoebe Thomas, ot Junction City, 111., was told by her doctors she had Con sumption and there was no hope for her, but two bottles of Dr. King’s New Dis covery completely cured her and she says It saved her life. Mr. Thomas Eggers, 139 Florida St. San Francisco, suffered from a dreadful cold.approaching Consumption, tried without result everything else, then bought one bottle of Dr. King’s New Dis covery and in two weeks was cured. He is naturally thankful. It is such results of which these are samples that prove the wonderful efficacy of this medicine in coughs and Golds- Free trial bottles at Green & Bentley Drng Co. Regular size 60c. and SI.OO. The New School Building;. It is evident more school room ac commodations are needed. Bntafew years ago the Whittier bnildlng was ready for occupancy. Every room is now occupied and one room in base ment. Were it possible to send these pupils from the basement in Whittier to the unoccupied room in the garret of Jeff 'rsop. every school room in the city woold be occupied and foil. While this would be the case there are many little people east of the Central rail road who are not in school for want of school facilities. While it is evident that a new school bnildlng is needed, a high school bnildlng centrally located will afford the necessary relief for some years to come. A high school is not an unnecessary expense, it is an absolute necessity. Our children pass through the grammar grades having seven or eight years of school life yet before them. What shall be done with these young people at this critical age ? They must be provided for and have a right to demand public school privileges. We cannot say to them, at the age of IS or 14 years, you are no longer entitled to school privileges, any more than we can •ay to the little* five year old, you need not apply for school privileges until yon are seven or eight years older. It would be a hardship forced upon many who arelonable to pay tuition, to com pel them to school their children else where than In the public schools, After completing the grammar school. This hardship some might endure for a short time, but many worthy yonng people would find their school days ended. Bonds can be issued at a low rate of interest, the bond and interest tax grad ually collected, while many idle work men can be given employment at rea sonably fair wages, the money put In circulation at home and the necessary school facilities provided. A Patron! Old JPsoptoT” via aJi® SlUUiiit u «uiUu^[ WORK OF A FIEND. Aged Ohioan and Hia Wife Mur dered Near Akron. THEIR BODIES HORRIBLY MUTILATED. Two Daughters add a Male Servant Are Fatally Injured-Object of the Crime • H/kterj-Stor; of a Survivor. Cleveland, 0., March 30. —At one o’clock Sunday morning the most fiendish deed that has ever claimed entrance to the criminal history of Ohio was perpetrated near Tallmadge, a village five miles north of Akron. Alvin Stoni?, aged 69, and his wife, aged while asleep at their home were brutally murdered by a fiend, w ho lit erally teat their heads to pieces, after which numerous knife thrusts were made into the bodies of the dead. Two daughters, Hattie, aged £9; Emma, aged 27, and the family man servant, A. F. Still eon, were also attacked. All three of these are fatally injured and lie unconscious and bleeding at the home, awaiting death. They had been beaten about the hoad with a blunt in strument* which of itself must have been large and Of great weight. Object a Mystery. Alvin Stone was among the most wealthy and prominent of Summit county farmers, and his wife was also a member of one of the wealthiest and most prominent families in northeast ern Ohio. The Object of the murder ous assault on the family was not rob bery, as numerous articles of value, including the two gold watches of the aged couple, which were on the bed room dresser, were easily obtainable. The crime la shrouded in mystery end the whole county Is agitated. The only suspicion as yet vests on one John Smith, who is employed at Edward Parker's blacksmith shop, one-eighth of a mile from the Stone homestead, on the Kent road. Smith was discharged by Alvin Stone two weeks agq. The former was a chorea man about the place. The two men had very angry words and Smith departed in great an ger. He is now under police sur veillance. Story of a Survivor. One member of the family alone escaped injury—Flora, the youngest daughter, aged 16. She is laboring under intense excitement, but was able, between tears and hysterical sobs, to tell what she knew of the affair. The old folks, she said, occupied a chamber on the lower floor. Hattie and Flora slept upstairs. Emma across the hall and the hired man at the rear end of the hallway on the same floor. At about one o’clock Sunday morning, Flora says, she heard an agonizing scream from Emma. She jumped from bed and, opening the door, started across the hail. Hattie followed her. Flora turning before she entered Emma's room, the door of which was open, saw a masked man strike Hattie over the head wittSWhat looked like a crowbar. Hattie with a groan fell senseless to the floor, while Flora in terror ran back to her room and hid under the bedclothes. Hattie, who is a woman of remarkable vitality, despite her frightful injury, arose, and going into Flora’s room urged her to throw something over her head. Flora was too frightened to move. Hattie left her yoom and entering that of her sister, noticed the window was open and that a ladder reached up to it from the ground. She wrapped a quilt around her and went down the ladder, running to Charles Sackett’s farm, a quarter of a mile away, where she told her story and collapsed. An Awful Sight. Two of the Sacketts hurried to the Stone house, while another summoned a physician. When they arrived the house was pitch dark. The side door was open. Entering the room occu pied by the old folks, they were con fronted by the two horribly-mutilated bodies of the father and mother. Emma was found unconscious on the floor of her bedroom. She had been struck a fearful blow over the forehead, and still lies as one dead. The hired man was found in his room in the same condi tion. He had also been struck over the forehead. Flora was found under the bedclothes in speechless fright. In a few minutes the whole neighbor hood for miles around was aroused, and hundreds assembled about the Stone homestead. The scene was ter ribly impressive. The rage of those who for so many years had lived with and loved the amiable, honest Stone family knew no bounds. The Akron police department was notified, and Detective Dunn, Marshal Mason, Sher iff Griffin and First Deputy Hart hur ried to the scene. They arrived at nine o'clock. They found what appeared to be tracks of a man leaving the side door, which was open, and ending at the road. The rain which had steadily poured all night had, however, oblit erated the tracks along the road. Blood hounds were put into service, but they could do nothing owing to the rain. The impression seems to be that Smith is not the right man, and committees are organizing to scour the country in every direction. Changed the D..te. Washington, March 28. Secretary Hoke Smith has changed the date of opening the Bed Lake Indian reserva tion in Minnesota from May 1 to May 15 next. There will be over 1,000,000 acres opened for settlement. Secretary Smith has decided that the state of Minnesota has no claim on swamp lands in this reservation, but has reserved his de cision as to the right of the state to swamp lands in the White Earth reser vation. Blaeberries Are Damaged. Black Hiver Falls, Wis., March 28. Forest fires burned over a large terri tory to,the east of this city, doing dam age .to the amount of many thousand dollars by destroying the prospects of the blueberry crop in that particular territory. Killed Himself with Dynamite. Knoxville, Tenn., March 28. —Littel Bacon, a leading citizen of Boon county, committed suicide Friday morning by exploding dybumite in his mouth. He was recently indicted for perjury in a murder case and went crazy. Ohio River Steamer Burned. Louisville, Ky., March 28. —The steam er Sam Brown, owned by Capt. S. 8. Brown, ef Pittsburgh, and valued at about $25,000, burned at the foot of Market street Thursday night. The Brown was a stern-wheeler, built at Pittsburgh in 1881, and since her con struction has been in the coal-carrying trade between Pittsburgh and the low cv Ohio and Mississippi rivers. Thousands ol Women SUPPER UNTOLD MISERIES. BRADPIELD’S fea\ale REGULATOR, ACTB AS A SPECIFIC l| A™,lug to Heilttj AoOw ill her Organ. It causes health to bloom, and joy to reSga throughout the frame. ... It Never Falls to Regulate... "My wtf*biub*«B and*r treatment of I**4. BiLU'.rau) JtHKu-roa ta, au«u, o*. Sobs br dfoashtt* at fi .06 per ton;* ' ■* ™T V “““ ' » •' * •4UJMUUM iTUJV— The Weekly Herald. OSKA loos A, IOWA. ESTABLISHED 1850. BEST PART OF A TOWN GONE. Fire at Weston, W. Va., Causes a Lou of Westcn, W. Va., March 30.—The fire which started in the Commercial hotel here Saturday night, burned itself out shortly after daylight Sunday, having destroyed nearly the entire business portion of the town. Among the large buildings burned are the Commercial and Central.hotels, post office, Kitson’s block, Post’s drug store and building. Locke’s shoe house and handsome resi dence adjoining, O’Hara building and Dyer’s saloon. Besides these there was a large number of small buildings, in cluding three general stores, two gro ceries and two saloons consumed. The loss is variously estimated at from $400,000 to SOOO,OOO, with insurance about 25 per cent. Americau Schooner i-ireil Ob—Vessel Is Kingston, Jamaica, March 30.—The American schooner William Todd, from Mobile, Ala., was fired upon by two Spanish gunboats six miles off the Isle of Pines. Four solid shots crossed the schooner's bow after the captain hoisted the American colors. The vessel was boarded and searched by an armed boat’s crew, but nothing of a contra band character rewarded the searching party. Washington, March 30.—Spain may be called upon to offer an apology and disavowal such as she entered in the AlTianca incident, in the case of thv' schooner William Todd, tired on off the Isle de Pinos by a Spanish gunboat, and later boarded and searched. A Considerable Amount May Be Exported New York, March 30. —There is little doubt that gold in a considerable amount will be withdrawn/from the subtreasury or assay office this week. Several houses are reported to have sold bills against gold, and to lie pre paring to make exports, chiefly to Eng land and Germany. It was also said on good authority to-day that a wholesale tobacco house having Cuban connec tions will withdraw between SIOO,OOO and $300,U00 for shipment to Cuba early next week. Whether the gold is in tended to aid the Spanish government or the insurgents is not known. Chicago, March 30. —William Skakel’s bucket shops which were raided several days ago were again attacked by the police Saturday. Four places were raided and everybody in sight was ar rested. Two hundred men, including clerks and patrons were given a ride to the Central police station, where Skakel signed bonds for their appearance iD court to-day. Skakel claims that he is being persecuted. He practically ad mits running a bucket shop, but denies that he is running a gambling game wfithin the technical meaning of the law. He says lie wall at once institute suit against the Civic Federation for SIO,OOO damages. Berlin, March 30. —Mr. Edwin F. Uhl, the United States ambassador, can not, in consequence of the emperor’s movements, be presented to the kaiser before May 1, if he can then. Accord ing to diplomatic rule, Mr. Uhl cannot sign passports and other documents in an official capacity until he has been presented to the emperor, though he may otherwise perform the functions of an ambassador. Freiherr Marschall von Bieberstein, minister of foreign af fairs, is likely to stretch a point, how ever, and hold that Mr. Uhl's signature is valid before his presentation to the kaiser. New York, March 30.—Thomas A. Edison has bought from the New Jer sey receiver of the North American Phonograph company all of the rights to his invention —the phonograph—and after a bitter experience, rarely equaled by that of any other great inventor, is going to see what he can do for him self with the novelty. He has thor oughly perfected, and w going to put on the market a cheap spring motor phonograph which will run two of the ordinary cylinders on winding. Washington, March 30. —With one day of March left the government re ceipts for the month have only reached $24,000,000. They are not likely to ex ceed $26,000,000 for the entire month. The deficit for the year to date is $lB,- 000,000. In April heavy interest pay ments fall due, and with the present ratio of receipts the deficit at the end of the fiscal year may approximate $27,000,000. Secretary Carlisle's esti mate was $17,000,000. Louisville, Ky., March 30.—Two of the three-story warehouses of Pleasure Kidge Park Distilling company have been destroyed by fire, with all their contents, consisting of upward of 30,- 000 barrels of whisky. The total loss is about $425,000, of which $390,000 is on bonded whisky, SIO,OOO on free whisky and the remainder on the build ings. The insurance is about $323,000. Minneapolis, Minn., March 30.—Fire broke out Saturday afternoon in the basement of the large furniture store of T. Jeffery & Co., in Nicollet avenue. The flames did not reach the first story, but consumed nearly everything in the basement, including a large stock of Valuable rugs. The loss is $30,000; in surance, $50,000 New York, March 30.—Dr. Roger S. Track, register of records in the health department of this city, has compiled the present population of the territory to be embraced with “Greater New York.” His estimated total is 3,195,059. of which 1,916,895 are within the present confines of New York city. Volga City, la., March 30.—The 9tonci block. Including the drug store, White Bros.’ general store, Copeland's hard ware store, the Volga City newspaper plant and the lodge rooms and two resi dences, were burned Saturday morning. Loss, $20,000; partly insured. Acquitted. Paris, March 30. —A verdict of acquit tal was returned in the ease of Dwight L. Wing, the American who was arrested about a year ago upon a charge of hav ing swindled the Wogoniits company of Paris. M ing was released shortly after his arrest on 5,000 francs bail. incites of the Rothschild*. London, March 30.—According to a weekly paper, the total amount of the fortune of the Rothschild family here and ou the continent is £ 400,000,00 C ($8,000,000,000). May Telephone Under the Sen, New York, March 2S. —C. 1), Vaughn, manager of the Western Union Tele graph company's station at the foot of West Fifty-fifth street, says he has about completed an invention, by use of which it will be possible to telephone across ths ocean. He says that with the use of his invention he has distinct ly heard, over a wire, ths ticking of I watch & —^l Highest of ail ia Leavening Power.—Latest U. S. Gov't Report Royal ABSOLUTELY PURE About #.500,000. SPAIN ROUSES ANGER. Boarded and Searched. GOLD WITHDRAWALS. This Week. War on Bucket Shops. Chi Must Wait. Will Make Cheap Phonograph,*. Deficit Is Heavy. Big fire In Louisville. Farniture la Ashes. New York’* Latest Claim. Business Block Burned. The Herald’s Clubs. For I**o The Herat* wiU M MM to any eabecriber together with erne of the following able paper* for IS# one price of $2.00 in advance i HERALD and State Register. HERALD and N. F. Tribute. HERALD and inter Ocean. HERALD and American Farm* er and Womankiml —3 papers. $9.00 in advance wiU eecure tree papers for the year. Join the crowd and come. Baking Powder FALLING WALLS. They Cause the Death of Two Ladies in Cleveland. WIND BLOWS DOWN RUINS OF A FIRE. The Debris Crushes an Adjoining Cot* tage, and Kills Mrs. Bradford and Miss Dietrich While Asleep in Their Beds. Cleveland, 0., March 30.—A terrifln windstorm lasting only two. minutes sprung up about two o'clock Sunday morning and created considerable havoo during its brief existence. A few days ago fire broke out in the six-story Kim ball block on Cedar avenue, left tho walls in a tottering condition. The storm blew the walls down upon the dwelling of 11. A. Vaughn, No. 745 Cedar avenue, crushed in the roof, instantly killed Mrs. Sarah Bradford and Miss Emma Dietrich, w r ho were in bed asleep. Mrs. Bradford was asleep in an up stairs’ room over the kitclien on the side next to the falling walls. The debris crushed upon her and carried the woman and bed dow T n through the fieavy timbers of the floor to the kitchen below 1 . Five other people sleeping in the house, and three of them were slightly hurt. Sunday night at eight o'clock the people in the vicinity of the Kimball block ruins were thrown into a panic l*y the fall ing of another section qf the fire blackened walls. After a-hurried but complete investigation it was ascer tained that no other buildings had been damaged nor further personal injuries sustained. COUNTERFEITER CAUGHT. Be Was Forced Into Crime Because He Couldn’t Earn an'Honest I,ivin£. Chicago, March 30.—James Burns, alias James Stephens, alias James Mason, a Canadian who came to Chi cago a few months ago, has been ar rested for counterfeiting United States coin. When caotured Burns had In his possession S3OO in counferfeit money which he admits having himself and w hich is a very clever imitation of the genuine. lie al%o had st 74 in good money, which he says he has saved from the proceeds of his counterfeiting business. Burns said he had * little money when lie came into the United States and, being unable to secure honest employment, took to counter feiting in order to subsist. Historic Church, in Ashes. Portsmouth, N. 11., March 30.—The Universalist church here was burned Saturday forenoon. A gale of wind prevailed, and sparks were carried d long distance. A number of houses in the south erd caught fire and a portion of the department had to leave the church fire to save other buildingnj Between 40 and 50 were on fire atjone time. Of this number the historic Goodrich house, owned by Susan J. Wentworth, was destroyed. The church was built in 1809, but had been remodeled seteral times. It cost .up wards of $20,000. The loss on other buildings canuot at present be esti mated. The bell in the church was cast by Paul Bevere, of revolutionary fame, and weighed 2,000 pounds. CoadHuueil Walker'* Order. Atlanta, Ga., March 30.—The Georgia department of the Grand Army of the Republic met here Saturday. Com mander L. B. Nelson addressed the e'n.- eampment and condemned Grand Com mander Walker for issuing the order forbidding the blue and gray to paracls in New York. Commander Nelson said that the most cordial relations exist be tween the veterans of the two armies here in the south. They and their sons and daughters have intermarried, and no reason why these men should not parade together if they wish to do so. Maj. John L. Clem, “the drummer boy or Shiloh,” was elected department commander. Worsted Mills Destroyed. Philadelphia, March 30.—The Glen more worsted mills, located at Tenth street and Germantown avenue and op erated by S. A. Wood, were destroyed by fire Saturday. The loss on ma chinery and stock is about $130,000; on the building, $15,000. The loss is nearly covered by insurance. It is supposed the fire originated from spontaneous combustion. Three hundred hands are thrown out of employment. Many Horses Cremated. Waterbury, Conn., March 30. —Fire destroyed the lumber, coal and build ings in the yards of the City Lumber & Coal company here Saturday. Seventeen horses perished. The com pany’s loss is $150,000. Lilly, Swift A Co., packers and beef dealers, lose $40,- 000, and Valentine Bohn, wholesale butcher, SIO,OOO. Blew Out Ills Drains. Pana, 111., March 30.—Ed S. Davis, ex mayor of this city and the leading grain buyer of this section, walked one mile east on the Big Four track and blew out his brains. He was prominent in secret societies and well known throughout the state. Financial trouble is attrib uted as the cause. Jefferson, la., March 30. —A team of horses driven by Mrs. Horace Bennett ; ran away. The woman died in the ' buggy of fright. Banka Consolidate. St. Louis, March 30.—Two of the lead ing banks of this city, the Commercial and the St. Louis national, which have since January 1 been negotiating a consolidation, have agreed upon terms and the union will soon be announ|ed. The Goulds own large blocks of stock in each bank, and their interests have pushed the .njvjcct to conclusion through the ni|j|gftion of the Mercantile Trust company of New York. Big Grocery Burned. St. Paul. Minn., March 30. —At 3:40 o’clock Saturday morning fire broke out in the five-story brick block on the cor ner of Seventh and Cedar streets, prin cipally occupied by Yerxas’ grocery. The flames spread rapidly and a high wind forced the firemen to confine their efforts to saving adjoining property. The loss on the Yerxas block and build ing is estimated at $70,000. Awarded Highest Honors—World*# Fair*' W CREAM BAKING POWDER MOST PERFECT MADE. Apm Gap* Out «( Tat* Fovte. tm Gcet Aiws w Wm i - ..... . Died of Fright. 1 *■ ?• v .