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iWA'&'iafjt tibiti m torn CRAFT-EXECUTED ' ifiw&tPmL Tho Socond of tho Ashland Mur- dorors Swung Off. lle Meets Bcntli CHlmly,Froeluimiii; IIIh Innocence to tlio J ost Every Eirortto Extort i Confession From Him FnllH A lull nnd Accurate History of tlio Horrible Crime. Gkatsok. Ky, Oct. 32. Craft was ifrts hung aj 1211 in twelve minutes. Ha rested well last night, niw peared firm das morning, and tersistcd tn saying he was innocent. Tlio gallows was located on the northern part of the town, at die foot of a hill, inclosed by a fence twelve feet high. The inolosiire is thirty-two feet square. Tlio gallows wsis of primitive style, with she foot drop und a trap in die center. The structure was eiuht foot njiiam. Ho at 12 o'clock last night und iwnu at 6 tliia morning. An immeiiHu crowd witnessed die proceedings from the hill above the gallows until the trap wna sprung, wJien ,ho was then visible only to Uuwo m tho enclosure. lie proclaimed his innocence on die scaffold. HISTORY 01' TUB CfttMli Nearly every cituun ul Kentucky and Ohio will reuiemler the horrid crime perpetrated in Asldund, Ky., on 'the Oh'o river, on 21di, 1&S1, bv wincli a boy und two ytding girls were brutally iniirik'iod. The Iwr wits itoboio Uiblnnis, and tlio girls Fnnniu Giblxms, Ids siht.r, and j iiiii Carried (Thomas;. The three had bum killed by liaviug tlielr braiits beaten out, die girls having been outraged. To cover up the crime the been saturated witli oil oil and the lioine tiretL Full particulars of tho crimt printed in the Lexington, Ky,, iniii indiewto it to be title at t.iV inorit uiroctoiu crimes known in hishji'y. liobbie imd Fuuniu (.iibooas tsviv tiu. cbilur n of J. V. Giblwns, an old tunu oi Ashlajid, wb from liud long- been aUtent from lib iwome. ilnu bio was u cripple of seventeen yvrs, two. Fannie a well developed and iutndouit girl of fotiruim. Eraina Cairieo, .w odier victim, vsa die handsome lit'uoii year-old a neighbor, liei" inotu er having married a mun named Thorn .. On die evening uf do murder Mrs. .ju bous, before going an a Chritttma'i visit ( Ohio, liad asked the mother of Euuiut to allow her clilld to stay witli her children over night About U o'clock in die evening she had gone into the (Jib-bon's Ikouae never again to ooino out itiive. This Itoose was located in die otitskirus i. Asldand, and was a throe-room frame cottage. During die early evening tho while poking, beard the merry laughter of the three children, wlio w r especially joyous at die approach oi tin-glad Christmas. At about 4oclocK on Uhnstmos morn ing die Gibbons ltouse vus (hVooverei ii be on fife. The neighbors, and citizen hastened to die ceie, and finding that me house could not be sared cmlcuvoivd to get out some of tho contents. The tiit person who obtained access to die burning building stumbled orer a dead bo, Is. ' which on being (brawn oat was found i bo tlio disfigured remains of Emma On rico, Ina few minnres the body in Fannie Gibbons was found on a bed, p.u tiallv tmcovercd. and then die booy ol liobbio is found on tne floor. The tnroe Ixxlics were laid on die ground, it lein peen that they were certainly dead, and search wus made for other oceu pants ot the house. No snsplwon of foul pluv htul yet been cntertainoU, but a phvsiciuii arriving, examined the bodies and found that the ekull of euch (Hie had been cnished liy u blunt weapon. Subsequent exitminaUon showed tout the girls bud been outraged. The annouooment ot tiiese facts drove die Ashland twople wild. Business was saspeiuhyl una nothing wits dioirght of, or spoktvi of in that little city on thut day but the awfol horroc On tho 26di of December the three in ordered innocents wore bnried from die Southern Method wt Church, Ellis Craft, tlie man hung to-day, being one of tlio pallbearers ofFajjuio Gibbons, and an lunuenso concourso of people being in ut&cndancs. Many dieorics of die crimo wero a favorite one being UuU old mnn Gibbous ltad murdered his children om1 deir Wsitor, it being alleged that ho wiw on l-ml terms with hw wife und tlmt he had taken this method of revengo. That tho old man should bovo also jKirpotratod die outrages was not dioniiht of, and no one seemed to reflect on die improbability of his liavinc done tliskyet tho ueonjo of Ashland Bemandod That he eliould bo fordicoming,and if ho hod been found in that neighborhood lie would have been put to death. The detectives, with an eye to die large rewards offered by moedngs of citizens, looked wi nnd inveighed against old man Gibbotw, but within u few daysir turned up ln West Virginia, where neholl been arWdio' time, and his alibi toss complete. This put the detectives to tiieir wits' end, but the reward tempted them and they conrJ&ued their futile efforts, the criminals in dio meantime having had plenty of dme to cover up their tracks. On January 2, ten days after" the perpetration of tho crime, George Ellis, a laborer, stotvl that ' ho in company with Ellis Craft and William Noal were the perpetrators of tho crime. Tho first intimation duit he gave of tho guilty parties was early in the morning of die day named. He wulkod into a grocery store, purchoBcd a cigas, Ih h and rcanina against tho cotinter remarked. "I think I have a clue to die murder of dtcso children, und if I had witnc&o it woud bo all right, but I tun afraid they would turn State's evidence." Ho then left die store but was soon after taken to u hotel by a United States, oinciafc whoa he told tlio entire story of the hellish deed. lie said: "A few evenings prior to December I met Craft who stated UuiA ho was going to see Fannie Gibboas Christmas eve night, and tabs her somo black cnody, and that ho wus going to have inieecoursc widi her and ho wanted me to go along. About midnight of the fatal uigbt we all started, Craft, Neal -and myself, nnd when" we readied tho htnise, Craft raLl dio front window with an old axe otmI stooood in first, Neal followed, and 1 stayed behind on tho porch, but afterwords went in. JEtoftxo was the fiat arousod and started to && up, whenCeafteakl "you had bettor Ho still." Craft' then went Uy tho bed where the tiro girls wwro sleeping and began to take Improper liberties with them. Iiobbio said "you had better stay away from there," when Craft hit him with tho axe. no fell back on tho lounge, dien plunged forward and foil fully six feet from die bed, under the stairs where his body was found. Tho girls screamed, when Craft Jumped on tho hcdiwhcn they both said, "Ellis Craft what aro you here for." Einxrra tdso started to jump from the bed when Neal choked her and ptdlod her onto the floor. She fought him and I hcU her voile ho outraged her. Neal then, jstmck Lot on the head with tho big end o dro crowbar and she instantly died, after throwing rip her hands. Ellis Craft iiad some trouble also with Fannie Gibbaoa, mod called on me to come and lielp hinw Ho then outraged her and then kilhxi Itot. Neal proposed killing the gjrfe ym after they I were aoad X took some can oil. poured it over the bodies and sot fire to them with a match. Wo dien left tho hocse." On Ellis' confession JTeal and Craft wero speedily arrested. Tho excited populace were determined to hang all three. The prisoners were placed m Oadettsburg jail, but before their examining trial was concluded a mob uaacmUod, and they were put en board an Ohio river steamboat, which headed down the river. The mob took another stenmor and an editing chase took plnou, but tlu i)ri.soners woio landed in MaysviUo ami afterwards placed in die Lexington juii tiirsafe keeping. The Lcffislatunu binj in tint-Jon a special statute was enacted, audiorizin a social term of dio Uoyd Couniy Circuit Court to try tlie prionoss. By order of Gov. Blackburn, llakir John R. Allen, commanding diroe cuu(Mtuii KenUicAy Suite militia, eseortod tbo prisoiibra to and tho ferwl ot" Noal began Juntlarv loth. After sumo daluy a jury was obtainod for tho trial, which luu"l eight days, and the jnrji, belog out minutui, returned a verdict of guilty, fixing tho death ixmxlt?. Craft's trial immediately followed, hurabg ten days, upon the same testimony as that on which Neal was convicted. Tlw jry was twenty minutes making a verdict, winch was dio same as duu of Noud, and they were scnteneMi to bo hanged on Friday, Atril M. 1882. On being sentenced Uwy both dLiverod sliort sjiooclies declaring their innocence, und from that day to this they have afiseried dieir innooenee. George Ellis's trial was postponed until May, the three prisoners being again placed m tlie Lexington jaiL Wliile in trie Lexington jail Georgo Ellis rocantod rris confession, declaring it falso in overy pardculor. His declarations were reduced to writing and sworn to liefore Judge Kihkaid. On Tuesday, May 30, Ellis was taken to Catlettsburg for trial. Ho vtjls specifically charged widi tho murder of Kobbio Gibbons, to which ho pleaded not guilty. His trbil lasted three days, his sentence being fixed at imjirisonmetit for life at hard labor. This verdict was reached after the jury had boon but twenty-two hours. This sentcnoo was passed on him on Friday, June Sd. That night he was taken from die Catlottrtburg jail by u ob of probably diirty detormmod men, . to Ashland und hung to die limb of u sycamore tree tiear tlie ashes of tlio Gibbons liomu. It is said that his dying words were a reiteration of die statement dial his oonfettion was tvno. Tho cases of Neal and Craft were taken to the Court of Appeal und rovonod on some technicality. Their socond trial was fixod for dio durd day of die Boyd Circuit Conrt, and they were escorted to Catlettsburg by six oompauics of die Kentucky militia under command of Col. John H. Allen. They mode applicadon for change ol venuo, which was granted and the ease sent to Grayson, Carter county the prisoners being ordered back to Lexington. As die troops were about embarking on a etoatner to return via .daysville, a mob oi probably a dionsaod iihin was assembled, and on failing to get pfsession of tho 'pMSonsra, who wero uuiely plttood on the bout, mob -a train on a toad running parallel to tho river and con to Ashland, reaching that point beforo tho ba4. Some of the men on the train ran down to the bank, took possession of a lery boat, and with guns at tlio pilot's haad ordered him to steer out after tho boat having tlio prisoners oq bqardAwJiich ho. dUL When the ferry hoai'wws in shoteTvere fired at the militia, who returned tlie fire, and several people wero killed on the river banks in Ashland. The next trial being set Jar tho February term in Grayson, the prisoners were guarded there by ten companies of militia and diree pieces of artillery. Craft's caso was tried, the jury returning a verdict or Friday morning, February 23d, after being out minutes. The verdict was a sentence to death, and the Jndgo fixed the day of execution for May 5th. Craft again made a speech declaring hh innocence. During this speech Mrs. Gibbous, mother of the 'two murdered children, fainted. Tho Court of Appeals confirmed tho judgment of dio sentencing court but Governor Blackburn failed to fix dio day of execution, as required by law, and a long postponement occurred. On die accession of Governor Knott to tlio executive chair, he took an early of fixing the day of execution. The friends of Craft wero nntiring in their ellbrts to save his lifo. Claiming that they liad testimony that would acquit which diey would produco at Neat's trial in February, tlioy urgod a respite of Craft .until after tiiis trial. On Tuesday tho Governor announced that ho would decline to Interfere widi tho execution of the laws. These cases have been tho most remarkable in the historv of Kentucky. Tlio enormity of the crimo ; the confessions of Ellis, which be knew would cause his death ; tho attempt of outraged men who have wives and daughters to protoct to lynch the criminals ; theso attempts being halllod by die military resulting in die death of a number of people ; tlio cost to tho State of probably 5100.000; tho doath of teveral soldiers coti&ed by oxposuro in camp while guarding dioso prisonora; tho gleeful humor of the prisoners under all circumstances, and a thousand other incidents of peculiar character go to make this thecauso celcbre of tho ago. 11 I ! LOBD COLEBIDQE. A Great Kcptfcou Ti4Sral nim by tho New YoTfr liar. New Youk, OcL 12. Tho reception tendered by tic State Bar Association to Lord Coleridge at tho Academy of Music lost ovening was the occasion of tho largest number of legal luminaries ever, perhaps, seen together in this city. Tho reception was announced to commence at &30, and by that time nearly every scat in the Fpacious building was occupied by elejrantiy dressed ladies and dieir escorts. Chief Jnstice William C. Ruger presided, assisted by lion. John Jay and Algernon S. Sullivan. Among those present who were honored by seats on 'the platform wcroJIInn. Noah Davis, Wfn. M Evorts, Sir James Hannan,Judge Blatchford, Hon. Benjamin IL Bristow, Edward S. Pierrcpont, Cliaunoev M. De-pew and about fifty other distinguished gentlemen. After addresses of welcome by Chief Justice Rnger and Hon. Wm. M. Evcrta, Lord Coleridgo responded thanking thaw present for tlie grand and brilliant reception they had been phiawxl to give him, and said: "I liavo telt ever sinca I set foot in this great continent, and, wherever I liave siiokcn, diut it would have been far better if I had stayed away and left it for younger and abler men to fulfill tho duties to which, in ull honor, I assure you I feci myself totally inodequate. Ywi know that often-time a tone of nolf depreciation Is but a subtle myitis of jersonal vanity, but I want you to dislincdy understand that 1 liavo not, and can not have, any pretence whatever to answer for my country's intelligence, her scholarship, her, orator-, and her law. They know this in England and diey are not slow of reminding me in caso I should forget mynelf. I am a radical, and, aldiough I support Mr. Gladstone, 1 agree widi Mr. John Bright most heartily.'' Lord Coleridge concluded his remarks by giving u brief account of his visit to the different parts of tho country. Tho reception terminated witli a grand supper- . . A E03aJUBLE DEED. TIm Wifal BenaUi Attuelt n lien- tortcy IIoitnetiokL LoursTiLUt, Ky., Oct- 12 Wednesday night in Franklin county three men called at the houso of Elislia Curtiss, induced Curtiss to come oufcode and tied him to a tree. One of the men was then left to watch him while die other two went inside and ravished die wife mid "tighter of Curtiss, repeatedly. Tho latter crimo whs shared by ull throe; one standing guard at a time. The of the crime were recognized as James ltes. Harrison Washburne, and IsioJi Otiun, who livo in the neighborhood Warrants hvo been issued for tiieir arrests. Ih.1 In th Snxlo ot Nwtup WmOKo, Mas.., Oct. 12. For sovwal days smoke from swamp fires near die village has settled down in tlie night to u great extent. Thursday morning it was so dense that no object could bo seen beyond ii few feet distant. Teams coming in town lost dieir reckoning, milkmen in some oases using n fog Thorn wore some ludicrous scenes. A farmer mistook his reckoning, got oil" his course and ha.l to be piloted back to his starting jioint. Another attempted to make a certain street and became so confused as to need lllrl. AltAtll flttui fjns.r flm ulln I....1 - dried the atmosphoroubovodiatdiosmoko and fog began to lift and soon disappeared altogether, but the disugroeablo odor remained. lroltlIHtiu Defeated hjr lOQyMM). OoLUMDoa, a, Oct. 12r Noon,Tlie latest returns from the State do not much change in Hoadly's majority. Any change in figurta, until fuller returns aro received, is mero speculation. Secretary Newman thinks the Second Amendment will be dofeated by 100,000, when the official vote is counted. Judge Okey, of tho Supreme Coast, is reported as saying that he diinks die SooU Law wilt be modified by tho Legislature, but not reversed by the Supremo Court AILy, KENIMQ 'BULLETIN.- t fc VOL. 2 NO. 276. MAYSVILLE, KY., SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1883. PRICE ONE CENT. ' J V r. ryiLMAM nruT. Manufacturer nnd originator of the cele orated brands of ., OIO-ABS, UMn llnltiiH ttr. T.HtTnrtn.l.T1.i. TJ .. K y Smoke, Three Beauties, Cordwoou nnd old Slugs.- Hecond Htrect Maysvlllc, Ky. A 31. ItOGEBS, DEALER IN Boots, Shoes, Hats and Caps 41 E. Sec. St, mcUaOly MA YSV1LLE, KY, a: G. imOWM.NG, 91. I., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Ofllce and residence Houth-east corner of Third nnd Sutton streets. Will plvo special attention to diseases peculiar to females. nplHdly MAYSVILLE. FINCH A- CO., A. DEALERS IN GRAIN, FLOUR and HEMP. Cor. Ttiird and Sutlon Streets, nicl)3Uly' MAYSVILLE, KY. p s. Jimi, ATTOItNITX AT LAW. Ilcnl Fhtalo iiikI Collecting Avoncy. Court St., (npl2dly) MAYSVILLE. KY. a oir itiriir.so, Dealer lu Staple and Fancy QEOCEEIES, has REMOVED from Ills old stand to the building on Second street lately occupied by ChnrJes II. Frank. nplSdly T F. JITA.V. Gold, Silver niul Nickel ELECTRO, PLATING, and Rubber Stamp Work done on short notice nt Maysvllle Repnlrlng Works, No. 8, Second street. ap!71y J. F. RYAN. TAMES fc CAItR, (Successors to Thomas Jackson,) Livery, Sale and Feed Stables Street Hack orders promptly attended tont all times. Finest and latest stylo Turnouts. Horses bought and soldon Commission. Market St. four doors bolow Central Hotel. al23 T W. SPARKS V IlltO., No. 2-1, MARKET STREET. NEW CARPETS OIL CLOTHS and Window Shades. Good Carpets at SO, M, 40, 15, 60, CO, 05, 70, 75, atld 10 cts., S1.00 and Sl.iJo per yard. mch31dly JOHN B. POY.vFz,JR INSURANCE ACENT. 01del and best Companies. Insures tor full value. Low rates. Losses promptly paid. No discounts No delays. Ottlee corner Tliltcl and Market stret. upl&lly T ItI.AKi:UitHOV3II, THE BOSS WALTHAH WATCH STORE HendquartersforClocUs, Silver Uoods, etc. All work promptly and Second St., Inst of Market. npl7 JACOB I.IKX, BAKER AND CONFECTIONER. Ice cream and soda twalcr. Fresh bread and cakes. I'nUlts and weddlugs lurnlshed on short notice. , . . 35 Second st inaySdfy MAYSVILLE, KY. T AXE A- WOKRICU, Contractors, Architects, Builders. Plans and specifications furnished un reasonable terms and all work satisfactorily and promptly done. Office on Third street, between Wall and Sutton. upUldly , rOKKISON A KACKI.ET,: M4 Wholesale and Retail BOOKSELLERS and STATIONERS Second Street, (mh281y) MAYSVILLE, KY. T "AVIS, FURNISHING GOODS nuil Hats. Caps. Trunks and Valises. The latest fall stylesjust received. Market St., aplddly MAYSVILLE, KY. 31, J. 9IORFORD, Third St., opposite Christian Church. Millinery and Notions. A NEW STOCK Just received and prices VERY LOW. Iionuols and Hats made ovei lu the latest styles. u2;tfd VTKS. F, II.COIiI.INS, MILLINERY and DRESSMAKING. Latest styles, of Hats, Honnets, Luces and Millinery Notions. Prices low. Second street, Mrs. Georgo Uurrows' old stand. npllOdly TITISS MATTIK CARR, Second street, Januury's Mock, Millinery Goods, Hats, Laces, Feathers, Trimmings etc., of the latest stylos. Prices Low. mchSldly WENS A UARUIiEY, 0 Nos, 57 and 60 Socond and 10 Sutton streets, have Just received u laro stock of Improved VICTOR HAND CORN PLANTERS, the greatest labor-Bavins Implement ever offered to farmers. The best tobacco hoes and tobacco barn hardware of all klmlK. . upll s SI HON, -Dealer In- QUEENSWARE, CHINA, TINWARE, Ulass, Cutlery, Notions, etc. No. 13 Market Street, East side, between Second and Third. u2ld6m MAYSVILLE, KY. A WICKED BREED. Another Whelp of tho James Litter (Breaks Loose. Brother of Jomo ami Frank Jnmes Commit n I)ellhrmto Mnrrtor 1m Katiftan City Miootlae llackmnn Who AnkcH for Ills Fnre A Inmir tnti Letter From Frank Jmmcs Foiuul ou tlio l'rltouor'i Vcrson. Kansas City. Mo., Oct. 12. John Samuels, a half-brother of Frank James, the notorious Missouri outlaw, shot ami almost killed Znter Daniels, a hackman,at midnight Samuels had come over from his mother's farm in Clay county. near Kearney. He had been knocking about town all day pad in tho evening hired a hack. He visited a number of places during tho night, freqnendy ordering tho driver to whip up his team and go faster. When the horses became jaded, and die liackm'an had mercy on diem and halted, Samuels jumped out and demanded that ho go ahead.. The driver said lie would when Samuels paid his bill. At tiiis Samuels darted around tho corner like a scared wolf. Tlie hackman pursued him yetting furiously. He overtook the fugitive, and the two had some words, when Samuels whipped out a Colt's navy pistol and fired, tho ball taking effect in the hackman 'a left broast. Several perrons say that Samuels fired more than one shot He was afterward arrested and taken to tho police station, where he was searched, and among other things found in his possession was a letter written by Frank James from Gallatin, whoso he is still in jail. This letter reads: ' " Dear Brother John Things are going all right; I will soon bo out of this trouble, and when I am you will soon hear of me again in tho saddle. "Fiunk James." John Samuels was one of the second rop sons of Mrs. Samuols, and was with lcr on licr farm during die days when Jesse and Frank were tins terrors of the western border. He was frequently of conveying information to the banditti. Ho has been known as a determined young man. The city has been startled by tho occurence, and pcoplo are loud in their denunciation of Samuels, and say the farcu at Gallatin is beginning to bear fruit The Iiackman died at 4 o'clock in tho morning. Yellow in Alnharan, Mo.vToojtKUY, Ala., Oct 12. There are four new casts of fever at Brewton. Major Brewton, the pioneer of the place is among dm number. Tho disease i pronounced vollow fewir. Nearly all the stores and dwellings are closed and tlie inhabitants are leaving in a body. Mobile and Montgomery are quarantined rigidly and luivo stationed officers on all the railroads. ullfortifn Wine Crop. San Fiuxckoo, Oct 12. The Chronicle publishes interviews with prorninont wino merchants of thus csty, showing this year's wine crop to bo 40 per cent kss than was expected. Tlio total yield did not exceed 10,000,000 gallons. The immediate cause is a disease of the vino known in Franco as "Canlerur," which manifested Itself for die first time this year. Celebrattwr Entcimtlou Uny. Nkw Youk, Oct 12. In answer to tho invitation of tlm committee on the celebration of tho centennial anniversary of Evacuation Day, to Governor Cleveland, to bo present at tlio ceremonies, the reply has been reoeived that: "Tlw Governor, fully realizing die importance of the event, has decided to roviow with his stall' die troops of the National Guard who are to parade. Bouncing Cbluuiacn. Wa&iiinoton, D. G, Oct 12. Secretary Folger yesterday received a communication from dio Collector of Customs at Port Townscnd, Washington Territory, in which it was stated that eleven Chinamen had been captured while being smuggled into dio United States. The matter was laid beforo the President who instructed Secretary Folger to order their immediate return to British Columbia from whence they had been shipped. i. ii. O'lKmixtllSi .Trial. New Yoiuc, Oct 12. Ex-Judge Fuller-ton, ussociato counsel for O'Donuell, the eluyer of Carey, said dial he had not yet learned whether the trial would bo postponed. He bad seen a dispatch which said that Mr. Hynos, of Chicago, had been informed by cablo by a Mr. Sullivan that CDonnell was an American citizen and that his trial would be postponed. Ex-Judge Fullerton had not received any information to that effect. Xeiv York Ntatn Democratic Committee. Aliiany, N. Y., Oct. 12. Tho Democratic State Committee will meet at its campaign headquarters in this city and a largo representation of prominent men of the party from all sections of tho State is oxpeoted. Threatening the Emperor William, BiatttN, Oct 12. The Emperor William, having recently received a number of menacing letters, an inquiry was made and it was discovered that tlw sender is an insane person. Business Failure. "; - Masooutah. III., Oct. 12. Schtinger & Schubhrel, millers, doing business at this place, have assigned to F, II. Pieper. with liabilities amounting to $05,000.