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The Motto of an Organization of
Georgia Negroes.
Convicted of .Murder Under an Alleged
Criminal Conspiracy Belonged to
a Uutid Known us "Knights
of the Archers."
Sylvanla, Ga,, June 14. Arnold
Augustus, Andrew Davis. Richard
Banders, William Hudson and Sam
Baldwin, all negroes, were executed
in the yard of the county jail of
Screven county Friday afternoon.
The drop fell at 12:20. The necks
of four were broken by the fall. The
fifth died of strangulation. The ue
groes bore up well. They sang at the
jail and' afterwards marched between
squads of soldiers to the scaffold.
Here they made a short talk and re
ceived spiritual consolation. They
then drank lemonade furnished by the
Bheriff and thanked him for his kind
ness to them. None of the negroes
said he was innocent of Ihe crime for
which they met death.
These five negroes were convicted
of a murder committed under an al
leged criminal conspiracy by an or
ganized band of blacks known as
"Knights of the Archer." The motto
of the organization, it is said, was
"Death to the Whites."
The murder for which the men died
was but the culmination of a long
series of crimes. It is common report
that the charter of this oath-bound
organization was signed in blood, and
the leader, Andrew McKinney, assem
bled his band only at night, when he
swore them with awesome rites to
secrecy and to deeds of death and
On a night in October, 1899, Milton
Mears, a constable of Screven county,
Fillmore Herrington and Captain
Jesse Wade, started out from Sylvania
to serve a warrant for the arrest of
Joe Sanders, a young negro wanted
for some trival offense. No sooner
had they reached his house than a
fusillade began. From the cracks be
tween the logs of the cabin and from
a thicket of dwarf trees close by
came the flash of rifles and shotguns
and the three men fell desperately
wounded. Captain Wade managed to
crawl to his buggy and make his way
to Sylvanla, where he told of the
shooting. Herrington and Mears
were literally shot to pieces. The
murderers escaped, but one after an
other of the five were arrested and
placed in Jail here. These men are
the men who met death Friday.
The others. Including McKinney,
and the real leaders of the Knights of
the Arche,r, successfully effected their
escape and have never been captured.
Negro Murderer Hanged.
Brunswick, Ga., June 14. Tricey
Griffin, colored, was hanged here for
the murder in October last of R. Mar
ion Latimer, a passqnger conductor
on the Southern railway. The con
ductor was killed for ordering the ne
gro to come inside the car from the
platform while the train was In
Grover Taking a Rest. .
Winsted, Conn., June 14. Former
President Cleveland and his family
are now domiciled in their summer
residence at Tyrinham, in the Berk
shire hills. Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland
have just arrived at Riverside. Their
children, Esther, who recently recov
ered from an attack of diphtheria,
Ruth, Marion and Richard, accompan
ied by a nurse, are also here. Mr. and
Mrs. Cleveland will occupy the room
which was occupied by George Wash
ington, after the battle of Saratoga.
TJhe chamber is locally known as
Washington's room. The farmers
her,Q will extend an invitation to the
ex-president to fish in their trout
streams, whether posted or not.
Captain Sentenced.
Washington, June 14. The loss of
10 numbers In his, grade and reduction
of his f-urlough pay for two years and
to be publicly reprimanded, is the
sentence Imposed by courtmartlal up
op Captain Robert K, Impey, at, pres
ent stationed at the Mare Island navy
yard. The captain was charged with
scandalous conduct in having repre
sented to a dentist that his bill must
be reduced, as It required the approv
al of the treasury officers, whereas
this was purely a personal matter.
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' Mrs. McKlnley Improving.
Washington, June 14. Mrs. McKln
ley's physicians hold their Usual con
sultation and decided to discontinue
the Issuance of bulletins. It Is said
her, condition continues .to Improve
slowiy. . Should lier condition grow
worse the bulletins will be resumed.
J. C. Millengej, superintendent of
Poston Coal company; dropped dead
In the company's offlce at Nelson-
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Acts of Homo Ittilo larty Ordered to
lie Investigated.
Honolulu, June 7, via San Francis
co, June 14. Judge A. S. Humphreys,
of circuit court, has '"dered the grand
jury 'to investlg le acts of the
Home Rule part . . the purpose of
ascertaining where their campaign
funds came from and for what pur
pose they were spent This action
was taken as the resujt of the claim
that the Home Rule members of the
legislature partook of lunches at a
well-known restaurant and permitted
the owner of a street car line which
was after a railway franchise to pay
for the meals.
An attempt is being made by some
of the Home Rule members to have
the governor to grant a second extra
session, or at least extend the present
one, which is now drawing to a close.
They assert that they desire to pass
the loan bill, which is impossible at
the present session, which was called
for the sole purpose of passing the
Kennedy Trial.
Kansas City, June 14. The day's
session in the Kennedy murder trial
was opened by Prosecutor Hadley
reading the instructions to the jury.
Frank G. Johnson, former city police
judge, then opened the argument for
the state. He said the only question
to be determined in considering the
woman's guilt or innocence was
whether she was sane or insane,
whether she knew the difference be
tween right and wrong. She had com
mitted the murder for revenge and
after having deliberated on It. After
Kennedy had been forced by her fath
er and brother to marry her she had
been asked why she married him and
had said, "I want my revenge." This
because he Intended soon to wed an
other girl. And yet, he said, her
downfall could be laid to Case Patten,
with whom, as was well known, she
had kept company all last summer
and as late as October, 19C0. Attor
ney Johnson concluded: "I will say,
gentlemen of the jury, there is evi
dence to find this defendant guilty of
murder in the first degree." These
last words, given in thundering tones,
had no effect on Mrs. Kennedy, and a
moment later when court took a re
cess until 1 o'clock she went to her
cell laughing and chatting with the
deputy who led her.
Report on Paris Exposition.
Washington, June 14. Commis
sioner General Peck's report on the
Paris exposition of 1900 has all been
put into type at the government
printing office, and the first volume is
expected to come from the bindery
soon. The report makes over 3,000
pages, divided Into six volumes, and
Illustrated with 600 plates and 50
maps. The law requned the report
to be delivered to the president with
in four months after the, close of the
exposition. This brought the report
to the last session of congress just be
fore adjournment and too late to se
sure a Joint resolution authorizing
copies to be printed for general pub
lic distribution.
Lynching Threatened.
Fort Morgan, Col., June 14. Three
men named Harry Simmington,
Stacey and Glvens. held in the coun
ty jail on a charge of burglary, with
the aid of confederates on the out
side sawed their way out near mid
night. Simmington had secured a
revolver and ammunition. As they
were leaving the Jail they were dis
covered by Sheriff Calvert, who tried
to stop them and was shot through
the head "by Stimmlngton. He
will probably die. A posse recap
tured Stacey and Givens", but Sim
mington eluded his pursuers. Lynch
ing is threatened if the man is caught.
Received By Loubet.
Paris, June 14,. D. B. Henderson,
speaker of the United States house of
representatives, who was received by
President Loubet, came away with
the best impressions, of his visit. Mr.
Henderson said: "The president re
ceived us moBt cordially, We felt as
much at homo as though calling on
President McKlnley. We found M.
Loubet to bo a man of charming man
ners and of simple democratic tastes.
Our conversation, which lasted some
time, convinced me that he is a high
minded patriot, devoting his efforts to
the best interests of his country."
Traffic Delayed.
Marlon, Ind., June 14. The west
bound passenger train No. 21, on the
Pennsylvania t)nq ran into an open
switch In the Marlon yards, on which
was standing one of the yard en
gines. The engines were demolished
and Arthur Bridges, fireman of the
yard engine, was badly burned on the
body and armsand adly bruised in
the face. Traffic was delayed three
a,Vlsfte'd Krujjer.
The Hague,,, June 14. Mrs., Botha
has arrived here and is domiciled at
a hotel near Schevdnlngen. , She vis
ited Mr Krufcer Friday afterr
The Larg- llrriuctinn of Forces In
China Caibed JMirnrise.
Ea tho Event It Is Not Arranged by
July 1 Several of the Govern
ments Will Submit Ad
ditional Claims.
Washington, June 14. The recent
Urge reduction of the foreign forces
in China caused surprise In official
quarters, but this reduction Is now ac
counted for by the terms on which
the indemnity was made up. When
each country put in the amount of its
claim It Included an estimate of the
military expenses running up to July
1 next. This was with the, idea that
it will take until July 1 to settle the
indemnities. With the Indemnity set
led, each government will pay its own
expenses in China after July.l. There
is a natural desire therefore to reduce
the cost of military expenses within
the period covered by the indemnity,
and that has led to the evacuation
now going on. In case the Indemnity
remains unsettled on July 1 several of
the governments will submit addi
tional claims covering their monthly
expenses after that time. These
amount to $2,000,000 a month, accord
ing to the estimates of one of the gov
ernments, and in the aggregate they
will reach $10,000,000 for each month
after July 1. It is expected that this
will have a strong influence on the
Chinese In bringing about a complete
agreement before the close of this
The recent exchanges between the
cabinets at Washington and other
capitals has not resulted in any agree
ment on the question of Indemnity,
and the matter is now committed
back to the ministers at Peking.
Diplomatic officials who are taking
part in the negotiations believe that
July 1 marks the outside of the per
iod in which the settlement will be
finally effected. On this, the depart
ure from Washington of some of the
foreign representatives, which had
been deferred on account of the ne
gotiations, has now been definitely
fixed for the end of this month.
A Test Case.
Cincinnati, June 14. The general
synod of the Reformed Presbyterians
had quite a contest over a test case
from the Fourth Reformed Presbyter
ian church of Philadelphia, over
which Dr. David R. Steele is pastor.
The Fourth church had a mission in
West Philadelphia and desired to re
tain it. as an annex. The mission in
West Philadelphia desired an inde
pendent organization. The mission's
application was refused by the Phila
delphia presbytery and then the mis
sion appealed to the general synod.
Dr. Steele insisted the mission could
file grievances or charges against the
Philadelphia presbytery, but there
was no right of such direct applica
tion to the general synod. After an
animated debate the whole question
was referred to the board of home
missions, and Dr. Steele protested
most vigorously.
Fun In Fltchburg.
Fltchburg, June 14. The citizens of
Fltchburg have not yet straightened
out their faces after the hilarity of
the Welesley circus, and a new sensa
tion Is to set the town astir. This
time the Woman's club Is, to make
things lively by taking charge of the
running of the street cars of the city
next Monday to raise $10,000 or more
to beautify the lot about the postof
flee, remove certain houses, etc.
Young society women and others
prominent in club work are to act as
collectors of fares and venders
of peanuts, popcorn and candy. Music
will be provided by players on the
banjo, mandolin and other instru
ments. Bulletins will announce ' no
change given."
Filipinos Surrender.
Manilla, June 14. Colonel Bolanos,
with five officers and 41 rifles, has sur
rendered at, Llpa, Batangas province.
The recent battle with the Insurgents
at Lipa, in which Lieutenant Springer
was killed and Captain Wilbelm and
Lieutenant Leo were mortally wound
ed, Vas begun, by the Americans. The
disproportionate number of officers
hit Is said to be chargeable to the
fact that there were deserters from
the American army with Insurgents.
Town Sold,
, Ldulsville, y.. June 14.. It is said
here that the town of Grand Rivers,
Kjr,. wtiich was prpraojed by eastern
capitalists,, one,, of w,nom was Thomas
W, Lawson of. BQOton, has been trans
ferred t by a, Boston, firm to John W.
Harrison and Edward Simmons of St.
Louis for $200;odo. The promoters
years ago are said t to have Invested
$2,000,000 in the town.
Twelve I'ersons Lose Their Lives.
Much Dutnugo to Property.
St. Petersburg, June 14. A Are at
the Galleys Island shipyards con
sumed the slips, the cruiser Wltjas
and other vessels, the government
and other buildings, and a large stock
of timber. The flames also leaped tho
Neva-Frontanka canal, destroying
several military warehouses filled
with supplies.
According to the Novoe Vremya, 12
persons lost their lives In the flames.
The damage done amounts to 10,000,
000 roubles.
Jubilee Convention.
Boston, June 14. Speakers from
various sections of the United States
and one from Canada were introduced
at the forenoon session of the Y. M.
C. A international jubilee convention.
The third day was also occupied with
sectional meetings, Introducing ad
dresses on physical and religious
work, boys' department and railroad
work, at the First Baptist church, and
a reception by the Harvard Y. M. C.
A. at Cambridge in the afternoon.
More Men Missing.
Port Royal, Pa., June 14. Rumors
are abroad that more men than the IS
first accounted for are burned in the
Port Royal mine. The men from
Smithton Have been missing since the
night of the explosion, and the story
was circulated that the number of un
known victims would reach 30. A
long time will be required to ascer
tain accurately the number of those
Will Secede.
New York, June 1 1. The New York
state division of the Century Road
club of America has decided to se
cede from tne national body. The ac
tion of the division is said to be the
result of the attempt of the club to
force the division to accept into mem
bership a cyclist whose application
had previously been rejected by the
division. The division will continue
its olfices in this state under the name
of the Century Road Club association
of New Yoik.
To Enjoin Strikers.
Cleveland, June 14. The Cleveland
Punch and Shear company commenc
ed injunction proceedings against
the striking machinists asking that
the men be restrained from picketing
the works of the company. The com
pany in Its petition avers that the
union pickets have terrorized em
ployes who wish to work. The case
will be heard Tuesday.
Strike Probable.
Montreal, June 14. It was stated
that the grievance committee of the
railway trackmen had reached the
conclusion that an agreement with
the Canadian Pacific Railroad com
pany was impossible, and that an or
der had been sent out for a strike at 7
o'clock Monday morning. Two mem
bers of the committee have left Mon
treal. Injunction Denied.
New York, June 14. Vice Chancel
lor Stevens, sitting In Newark, denied
the application for an injunction to
restrain the Amalgamated Copper
company from purchasing the Butte
and Boston and the Boston and Mon
tana companies. He also required
the plaintiffs in the action to file bond
of $20,000 on appeal.
Held For Perjury.
Omaha, June 14. County Judge
Vlnsonhaler passed upon the case of
James Callahan, who had his prelim
inary, examination before that court,
on the charge of perjury committed in
one of the Cudahy abduction cases.
The court held Callahan for trial in
the district court and fixed his ball at
, ( Had Many Victims.
Fremont, t O.. June 14. Warren
Lovett, arrested at Macon. Ga., by the
postal authorities for using the mails
for fraudulent purposes, had a num
ber of victims in Fremont. He se
cured goods from factories all over
the country with no Intention of pay
ing for them.
Bondsmen Responsible.
St. Paul, June 14. The supreme
court affirmed the decision of the
Ramsey county court holding former
State Treasurer Bobleter and his
bondsmen responsible for money of
the state lost in- defunct banks. The
bondsmen are liable In the sum of
Cailles More Humble.
Manilla, June 14. Cailles, the In
surgent leader In Laguna province,
has become more humble and now In
timates his willingness to surrender
ahundred guns to General Sumner at
Santa, Cruz and o give up the re
mainder in three days.
t In a collision of freight and passen
ger trains at Williams, A. T. two fire
men were killed and four other em
ployes injured.
Four Occupanls of a Double Carriage
Instantly Killed.
Pilot of the Hnglnc Broken by the
Force of tho Collision The
Victims of tho Accident
Terribly Muujfled.
Flint. Mich.. June 14. The Pere
Marquette train struck a double car
riage at the Hamilton avenue cross
ing in the suburb of Oak Park and
instantly killed fnur people.
The dead: Major George W. Buck
ingham, Flint; Miss Abbie Bucking
ham, Flint; Mrs. Thomas Applegate,
Adrian; Mrs. William Humphrey,
Several factory buildings adjoin the
track at Hamilton avenue and pre
vent a clear view of the track. Ma
jor Buckingham drove directly in
front of the train .which was travel
ing at high speed. The pilot of the
engine was broken by the force of the
collision and the bodies of two of the
ladies, terribly mangled, were found
on it. Engineer Wiggins says he had
sounded the whistle for the crossing,
and the first he knew of the carriage
was when his engine struck it.
Mrs. Applegate and Mrs. Humphrey
had been guests of Major Bucking
ham during the state G. A. R. encamp
ment, which ended Thursday night.
Sultan's Authority Questioned.
San Francisco, June 14. A special
from Manilla says: Prince Poniatow
skl of San Francisco, has procured
from the sultan of Jolo an absolute
concession for 50 years, ending with
the year 1930, of the island of Para
guao. It is reported the prince has
formed a $10,000,000 company and is
making arrangements for a most
thorough exploiting of timber, min
eral and pearl Industries of the island
and the development of its shipping.
The representative of the prince here,
John Anthony, presented documents
to the Philippine commission and
asked for an endorsement of the plan.
As the question Involves the agree
ment of General Bates with the sul
tan and also the validity of the sul
tan's jurisdiction and authority, it
will probably be referred to Wash
ington. Went to Pieces.
St. Johns, N. F., June 14. The Ley
land line steamer Assyrian, ashore off
Cape Race, went to pieces and is a to
tal wreck. The after part of the ves
sel is under water and the hull Is
broken assunder. Owing to the fury
of the gale and the tremendous sea,
little of the cargo has thus far been
salvaged. The tug Petrel, which was
forced on the rocks while engaged In
attempting to assist the Assyrian, has
also become a total wreck. The crews
of both vessels escaped to the shore.
Plumbers Win Strike.
Massillon, 0 June 14. The strike
of the journeymen plumbers for a 9
hour work-day and a minimum wage
of $3, was settled. The employers
agreed to concede the strikers' de
mands on condition that they work
under present conditions until con
tracts on hand have been executed.
It will be about August 1 before the
new scale will go Into effect.
Tossed High In Air.
Plttston, Pa.. June 14. An un
known woman had a remarkable es
cape from death on the Delaware,
Lackawanna and Western railroad
north of this city. While walklv.g on
the track she was stiuck by a fust ex
press train. She was hurled h'gh In
the air and down an embankment, but
got up and walked away as If nothing
had happened.
Committeemen Appointed.
Cleveland, June 14.' S nator Han
na announced the appointment of
Hon. John P. Blodgett of Gw.nd Rap
ids, Mich., as a member of the Repub
lican national committee. Mr. Blod
gett fills the vacancy In the commit
tee caused b." he recpnt 6ath of Hon.
William Elliott of Michigan.
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. No Action Necessary, '
Washington, June 14. The cabinet
meeting developed nothing Important
There was some talk about the course
of procedure in Cuba now that tho
Cuban convention has adopted the
Piatt amendment. No action by this
government, however, is necessary.
Tennessee Town Scorched.
Decherd, Tenn., June 14. A fire at
Winchester, Tenn., destroyed the east
Bide of the square except three
houses, with entire loss estimated at
$170,000 and Insurance of ,$120,000.
The cause of the fire ,1s not stated.
One citizen was sllgbtly Injured.
General oung on Cho .way to San
Francisco to relive Genera? Softer
of command of Department of Pacific;

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