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MANY WERE SLAIN. Awful Work of tho Rocont Cyclono Down South. ywonty-Tlirco rorsoiiR Killed In tho Mil" --Isslpl Viilloy Fropcrty Worth 82, 000,000 Ittiltiod In Indiana nml Klsowhcro. num and nitATir. Memphis, Tcnn., March 25. Tho damages done by Thursday's cyclono in tho Mississippi valley is onormouk "While tho loss of life is not as groat as at first roportod tho dainngo to prop erty will roach S2.000.000. Tho tel egraph wires aro still demoral ized and reports aro "coming iu slowly from tho storm districts and it will bo several days before tho full ex tent of tho disaster will bo known. Tho death list at midnight foots up twenty-three, while tho list of Injured will run up into tho hundreds. Tho majority of those killed and In jured arc negroes. In tho Wnko or tho Storm. The first heard of tho cyclone ..was in north Louisiana and southern 'Arkan sas. It crossed tho Mississippi a few miles above Greenville, devastating plantations, wrecking farmhouses and uprooting giant forest trees. Tho path of the storm was about half a milo wide, and nothing was left standing in its track. A Whole Fnmlly Killed. Tho first fatality occurred near Shaw's Station, Miss., where the house of Drury Sumrall, a prosperous and industrious colored farmer, was leveled to tho ground, kill ing tho cntiro family of nine per sons. The cylono passed through the suburbs of Shaw's and demolished several residences and small stores, but no one was killed. The hurricane then changed its eourso slightly and traveled the right of way of tho Yazoo & Mississippi Valley rail road until it entered Cleveland, . Miss., where the public school building aud several stores and resiliences were razed to the ground. No fatalities occurred at Cleveland, but several people were struck by Hying timbers and more or less injured. Itlllll lit Tllllicn. Leaving Cleveland theeyclone passed within a mile of Clarksdale, a town of i,000 inhabitants, and next struck Tunica, tho county seat of Tunica county. Nearly every building in the place was wrecked. Tho newly completed courthouse went down beforo the wind's fury. The colored school building was wrecked and over thirty children maimed und crippled, some of them be ing fatally injured. As the cyclone left Tunica it divided, one portion traveling in a northeasterly direction, while the other took a northwesterly course and again crossed the .Missis sippi river into Arkansas, where it bpread ruin through three counties. Throe Towns (Illicitly I.eirlcd. Tho towns of Cnnvfordsvillo and "Vincent were nearly wiped off the face of tho earth and the storm then took a northcastly course, reaching Kelly, ldiss., about 4 o'clock in the after noon. Hero the greatest damage was done. Six peoplo were killed out fight and scores injured. Not a build ing was left standing, the fragments being strewn over the country for miles. Physicians from tho surround ing towns hurried to the scene and ren dered all possible aid tp the sufferers. Temporary hospitals wcro fitted up in farmhouses that es caped the path of the storm, nnd those who were fortunate enough to escape uninjured contributed nil in their power to aid the sufferers. The damage to property in tho vicinity of Kelly will reach S150.000. After leav ing Kelly tho cyclono passod Into Tennessee, tho next place to Jail in its path being Spring Creek, a small town in Madi son county, where several peoplo were injured, but no one was killed. Ho reports of damage have been re ceived beyond Spring Creek except a suburb of Nashville. The path of the storm after it left Madison county was through a country remote from tele graph lines, and it will bo several days before the complete details reach the outside world. Ituln In Indiana, Indianapolis, Ind., March 25.--The tornado of Thursday night struck tho village of Alexandria about 9:30 p. m., damaging residences and busi ness houses and destroying the Llppin cott glass factory. The wind struck tho south end, crushing it down upon tho machinery and employes. Tho damage will reach 85,000 to tho fac tory alone. John Andle, Jr., was instantly killed. Frank MeShaferty, Peter Shaklin, Ernest Frcy, James Ucrnham and some others, whose numes have not yet been learned, woro seri ously injured. Three hundred aud fifty men aro thrown out of employ ment until the factory can bo rebuilt. Some of the injured men remained in the debris from tho time of the storia till 8 o'clock Friday morning, Indianapolis, Ind., March 25. A storm which assumed the proportions of a cyclone beforo it departed visited Indiana nt'J o'clock Thursday night and left devastation and suffering in its track. In Indianapolis fifty houses wero wrecked in one neighborhood, in the northwest portion. Many families wcro rendered temporarily homeless. The magnitude of tho storm ws not , known until day dawned. At Tuxedo, a suburb, many houses wore wrecked, and soveral of the Etnallor ones' woro carried away piecemeal. Many of the residents nassod tho night in thoir cel lars. The storm was accom panied by a heavy, fall of rain nnd a fantastic play of lightning. The Corallno mills on tho northwestern edgo of the city, a three-story brick, Buffered much damage, its walls being wrenched and its roof taken off. Ono employe received a broken leg, The Capitol City coffin works lost its first story, and 150 men aro made idle. Along Full creek a dozen of giant for? est trees wore uprooted. Advices from all parts of tho stato indicate much property damagod and some persons maimed. Tho loss, whllo not accurately known In this city, will amount to many thousands of dollars. No lives wore lost in this city and only a fow kiiurcd, and thoso not seriously.' At Loogooteo tho thrco-story flour ing mill wos wrecked and part of tho debris was thrown against tho Central hotel. Tho Catholic church and tho City hotel woro also badly damaged. Tho loss on tho flouring mill will reach soveral thousand dollars. At McCordsvlllo tho farmhouso of James McCord was blown to pieces and Mrs. McCord was fatally Injured. Coul Mines Flooded. At Urazil, Ind., tho storm raged furiously. Tho outbuildings and' fences wero leveled to tho earth and trees wcro carried great distances. Several coal mines woro flooded. Tho Swamp Angel mine, belonging to tho Iloosler Coal company, was flooded so that it can never bo reclaimed. Tho loss will bo many thousands. In (Southern Imtlnnn. Evansvillh, Ind., March 25. Lato information concerning tho effects of tho violent storm that swept over this part of tho stato Thursday night indi cates that tho damago will bo very groat. A number of persons aro known to have been seriously injured, but as yet no fatalities have been reported. At the farm of Henry G. Graf, near this city, a sale had been in progress and a crowd of men woroon the prem ises when tho hurricane burst. They sought shelter in tho barn. It was blown to fragments. Henry Angmier, Frank Schmadel, Henry Linch and George McDowell were buried in tho ruins, but were extricated promptly. Several horses and cattle were killed. The country for miles around was devastated. Dwellings and barns were lifted from their founda tions and many are wrecks. Trees, fences and smaller buildings at various places .were laid low. The Center Methodist Episcopal church of this city was completely de molished, only its foundation remain ing. At the southern hospital for the insane a frightful panic pre vailed for nearly an hour. The end of the east wing of the in stitution was blown in, causing be tween S3.0CO and 4,000 damages. This wing is occupied by female patients, all but two of whom were fortunately at supper when the disaster occurred. The two escaped with slight injuries. The new and pretty dummy station at the hospital was entirely demolished. The spear of the flagstaff was found several yards away sticking in a tree. Heavy Losses In Kentucky. Louisvim.i:, Ky., March 25. Tho heavy storm Thursday night did great damage at Howling Green and the sur rounding country. It was in the na ture of a cyclone. At Howling Green the roofs of between fifteen nnd twenty houses were blown over. The most serious damage was that to GLADSTONE AND HIS BILL. PANIC DOWN SOUTH. A Ills Mnu Meeting of Ireland' FrlomU In Now York Cables nn KncourngliiE Metango to the "Grand Old Ainu." Nkw Yonrc, March 27. A messngo was cabled to William E. Gladstone Sunday night by tho National Federa tion of America pledging him thoir most vigorous support in his efforts to carry through tho homo rulo bill and expressing allko the sentiments 6f tho thousands who had gathered at tho academy of music to indorse this ac tion and the tens of thousands of Irish men throughout America who aro loyal to thoir motherland. Tho messago was as follows: "Wc, tlio citizens of Now York, in mass meet ing nsnemblcd, lender you -our heartfelt sym pathy In your efforts to nchlovo for Ireland tho long-sought-for uioasuro of Justice which wo trust God will cnublo you to speedily curry to a successful termination, nnd wo pledge you our vigorous und continued support through tho Struggle, THOMAS ADDIS EMMET, "MOIIOAN J. O'HlllEN, "JOHN BYIINC." Tho audience could have been no more enthusiastic if home rulo were a thing of tho present. Congressman Pourko Coekran, who mado tho principal ad dress, spoke in such a hopeful strain that his hearers wero kept busy shout ing approval of his well-rounded pe riods and seconding his finely-put mo tions for the support of tho Gladstono bill. Then the prominent persons in tho audience put down their names for a proposed subscription of 850,000 to holp the measure along, and a, big. sum was realized. Mr. Coekran said in part: "Novor In tho history of Kngllsh statesman ship has there hcen n triumph so grcnt us that of William Ewart Gladstone it was not a triumph of blood, entailing tears and suffering, but 'a triumph of peaceful statesmanship, Rlorlous with tho promise of freedom; it was not ti conquest of ter ritory, but a conquest of hearts. Wo aro not assembled hero to discuss the measure, but to voice tho approval of tho whole civilized world on tho measuro which Gludstone has proclaimed and which tho English peoplo have decreed shall bo accomplished. To-night wo meet to indorso thu policy of emancipation which has been substituted for tho policy of oppression. "England has nt last awnkened to tho feeling that tho moral law Is binding on a nation as well as on an individual No ono can violate tho conditions of nature without suffering tho penalties. Eunland has abandoned the policy f violence, the last chapter in tho long, sad story has been written, tho informer and thu hangman are no longer tho exponents of Eng land's policy to Ireland, the jail and the gibbet bavo ceased to play a part in tho struggle. God bas at last vouchsafed an answer to tho peti tions that have gono up to the throne. Tho liberty which Gladstono hnsrestored tho Irish will ever guard us n sacred inherit mcc. Forgotten aro the injustice nnd tho op pression of TOO years: forgiven aro the wrongs, l'hcy wcro inflicted by the masses of the Eng lish people. Tho injustieo of tho classes has been repaid by tho masses. Standing to night upon tho threshold of independence Ire land has no vengeance to bo assuaged in blood. She looks forward to a future radiant with glorious promise, n future of pcaeo mid prosperity, of intellectual and commercial dc rclopment, a future, wherein tho decaying-cltles shall spring into new life, deserted harbors ihall bo llllcd with tho argosies of nations, where tho smoko of happy homes shall be as un Inccnso to a bencUcicnt God." Maj. John ltyrue, Noah Dawi and Dr. William E. Wallace spoke also, TOOK DESPERATE CHANCES. Intense Excitement In Nashville, Tonn. Thrco Hanltlng Institutions lluvo Fulled with n Tolul Involved or Over 3,000, OOn Murp Failures Anticipated. NA8HV.i.i:. Tcnn., March 28. Mon day tho'ro was great excitement on tho streets 'whom tho banks aro located. At 9 o'clock, tho hour tho banks open, qulto a crbwd had gathered at tho cor ner of Collego and Union streets, in tho vicinity of tho banks, aud when tho doors Woro opened a small run was made on tho First national, but tho de positor got their money so rapidly that they became convinced that their fright was an error and in nearly every instance rcdoposited. Two of tho smaller banks, both do ing business under statu charters, at an early hour took advantage of the priv ileges given them by tho law and required sixty days' no tice of tho withdrawal of deposits. Poth of these banks had savings de partments connected with them and upon these two banks tho principal runs wore made. Ono of them, tho Bank of Commerce, doing a small busi ness with doposlts amounting to about $50,000, suspended payments, though it might have availed itself of tho sixty days' notice from depositors. It mado a general assignment under the, stato laws for the benefit of all creditors This failure is a bad one. Tho Mechanics' bank, another stato institution with a savings department and having many small creditors, opened its doors as usual, but soon it was evident that a run was being made npon it, and the directors met and de cided to take advantage of the law re quiring sixty days' notice from deposit ors and suspended payments. This bank will in all probability resume in, a few days. The liabilities of tho Bank of Com morco are $07,000; capital stock, S27, 000. As a result of the suspension of the Mechanics' bank Lewis T. Baxter, the president, made a special assign ment Mondny for tho benefit of tho bank and other creditors. The excitement growing out of tho failure of tho Commercial national bank in this city Saturday night con tinues to be intense. There are many rumors afloat and it is expected that there will be some startling de velopments when the affairs of the bank come to be inquired into by the official examiner. Criminal prosecution may follow. Other in stitutions of the city are thought to bo involved in the collapse of tho Com mercial bank and that of Dobbins & Dazey, which was the primary cause of tho troubles. More failures are apt to follow. Over 813,000,000 is involved in the fail tiro of the three banks mentioned above, and at least a dozen small banks in adjacent towns arc in tempo rary financial straits. A DARING' RAID. n i 1 T-vli li .Irt rtiin T?-n rr irn1 itrtn it the Louisville & Nashville round house, I T)ic overnors of Virginia, New York! Washington, Mississippi, Missouri, which was wholly wrecked. Several engines wero badly smashed. One colored man was caught in the debris and badly though not seriously in jured. The loss to the railroad on the building aud locomotives is S'5,000 to 5100,000. Among the roofs blown off at Bowling Green was that of the War ren county courthouse, which is con sidered tho finest public building in Kentucky outside of Louisv.ille. Passengers on the delayed fast ex press on the Louisville & Nashville from the south stated that all along the road evidences of the storm could bo seen. Many farmhouses wero noticed to be roofless and scores of stables and outhouses totally demol ished. Trees were blown across the railroad truck at many points. Tho Damage ut Itnwllns. The town of Rawlins was almost de stroyed. Tho post office building owned by Frank Cordice was swept en tirely away together with all the mail, some of which was found 3 miles off. Mr. Cordice's loss is 541,000. The storehouse occupied by Stephens & Knox was demolished and their stock, valued at 55,000, ruined by the rain. Isaac Hamilton lost several tene ment houses and storerooms, besides having his residence badly damaged. His loss is S2.500. The Shclton house was unroofed, as were the other build ings near by. Judge Shelton is out nbont S1.000.' Every house in Stanford wns dam aged. The track of the tornado was not over 3,303 yards wide, but it swept everything in its way. The losers did not have t'.io tornado clause in their insurance policies. At Murray, Ky., twenty residences and fifty stables and barns wero de molished. Only one person, Miss Alice Stabbleflcld, was seriously injured. A dozen wero slightly hurt Tho loss will reach $25,000. Much timber, fencing, etc., was also destroyed. Two Killed In Alabama. Moiur.K, Ala., March 25. Early Fri day morning a cyclono passed 1 milo north of blmuuta, Miss., going south west. At Arista John's pluco a tene ment lioitso containing ucgroos was leveled and twp negroes woro killed and three injured. A milo east of this two house's wcr blown down. Ten miles further cast three tenement houses wero destroyed. No one wns hurt in theso houses. Much timber was felled. i A 1'rlson in ltulns. I NA8UVU.M5, Tenn., March 25. Hall of thu big state penitentiary, which covers eighty ucrcs of ground, was torn to pieces by tho cyclono, entailing an enormous loss. The convicts, 500 in number, had just moved out of the mess hall when tho building collapsed, and had they remained longer would have been killed. Hunker Coolldgi, I'miluliod. Waupaca, Wis., March 25. Judge Webb has sentenced E. Coolidgo foi illegal banking to pay 51,000 fine, and costs amounting to about '500, or six months in the county jull. Tho fine was immediately .paid. Massachusetts, Vermont, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Arkansas, Wis consin, Connecticut, Delaware, Min nesota, Maryland and Michigan sent messages of sympathy with the move ment for the freedom of Ireland. A dispatch to President Emmett from Justin McCarthy evoked en thusiasm. It was as follows: "Wo learn with gratltudo of tho efforts of yourself and tho federation to help forward tho Irish movement. Effectually contlnuo the work you did by timely assistance at tho general election. Gladstone's homo rule bill will pass tho commons, but only by tho unremitting attendance of the Irish party. 1'he movement needs the prompt and generous support of kinsmen and friends to offset tho acsperato efforts of wealthy and powerful ene mies combined against Ireland. Greeting and success to your great mooting on behalf of tho Irish party. Justin mcCautuv. A BIG Old Sun VOLCANO AT r WORK. lirlclilntr Judgo Deudy Dead. PoitTLAKi), Ore., March 35.' Matthew P. Deady, United States district' judged wade, their escape, district of Oregon, is dead. - T " HP " Martin, In Mexico, Forth fire and Lava. Citv ok Mexico, March 27. Great alarm is felt among the people living in the Tonolu district of the state of Chiahas over the eruption of tho San Martin volcano, which has been belch ing forth ilame, lava and ashes for tho last two weeks. This volcano is situated in the very midst of a popu lous agricultural country, and at its base are extensive coffee plantations. It has been extinct for more than a century and gave no indication of be coming.) active until about three weeks ago, when there was a series of slight shocks of earth quake felt in that locality, fol lowed by a blast of sulphurous smoke from the volcano. Inhabitants of the surrounding country abandoned their homes and sought refuge at a safe .dis tance. These earthquakes were followed by one of the most magnificent and awe inspiring explosions over wltuesscd. It occurred at uighl and the heavens for 100 miles around were lighted up. The flames rose straight up to a height of nearly 1,000 feet. The lava poured down tho sides of tho mountain in streams, destroying tlio crops and all vegetation at tho base. The grand sight was witnessed by tho people liv ing in the city of Tuxtla in tho district, and tho alarm was great, particularly among the common, people. Tlila severe eruption lasted an hour, grad ually subsiding, but the lava ia still flowing from tho volcano. I lllg Ym-u Mill Hume.. . ' London, March 27, Tho yarn spin ning mill of the Blvott company iu Stockport bnrued Sunday. Thc-loss is 50,000. Has Plenty r Gold. Washington, March 27. At the close of business Saturday the trousurv department had on hand 57,000,000 ol free gold. Secretary Carlisle, lias de clined several offers of gold during the week and accopts now only .the most advantageous. Misftourl Hunk lColibed'. Milan, Mo., March 27. Shortlj after noon Saturday thieves ontorcd a rear window of tho Sullivan count hank whiio the cashier had gone tc dinner. He had left the safe unlocked and tho thieves got over 53.000 nuo leaving no clew. Two Unmasked Desperadoes ltot) n. Kan sas Hunk or About 84,000. Kansas Citv. Mo., March 2S. News from the little town of Caney, Kan., tells of a sensational bank robbery there at 3 o'clock Monday after noon, when three officials of the bank of Caney valley were sur prised by two unmasked outlaws who covered them with their re volvers. One was a half-breed Indian, Ed Newcomb, an outlaw, and the other was a white man recognized as the notorious Henry Starr. Cashier Perry Holllngsworth, Assistant Cash ier II. A. Scurr and Judge McEnery, vice president of the First national bank of Coffey ville, were tho covered officials. Assistant Cashier Scurr went into the vault and closed the door, but Starr ordered Holllngsworth to open the vault, which he did at the point of a pistol. The cashier was then forced to put ?2,000 in bank bills and S1.000 in gold iu a sack which Starr held. Then they went through the cash drawers and secured 51,000 more. Seven customers came in while the work progressed, but no chance was offered to alarm tho people as each one was made to throw up his hands and line up. Many passed on the street, but tho bank was sup posed to be closed as it was S o'clock. After completing tho robbery tho two bold highwaymen marched the seven customers and threo officers into tho baek yard, which 'has a high board fence. They turned the ton men looso there, and, looking the roar door of the bank, walked quietly out in front, jnraped on their horses and rode away. They were recognized by a dozen citizens. The robbers rode rapidly south into the Indian territory, which is but 3 miles away. It was thirty minutes before the town was alarmed, nnd then a posse was organized and put in pursuit. Five hundred men were rush ing horseback over the level prairie toward tho nation in an hour. Noth ing has been heard from the chase. APPOINTED TO OFFICE. Furls und Glusjrow Consulates Given to Morns und Morse Ki'speetlvuly. Washington, Match 28. The presi dent lias sent tbpfollowing nomina tions to tlio senate: Felix A. Kcove, of Tennessee, to bo solloltor of the treasury. William U. Seaman, of Wisconsin, to bo United States district Judgo for tho Eastern district of Wisconsin. Sainuol T. Fisher, of Massachusetts, to bo assistant commissioner of patents. Samuel K. Moras, of Indiana, to be consul general of tho United States at Paris. Allan 13. Morse, of Michigan, to bo consul at Glasgow. To bo marshals of tho United States: Frank Leverott, of Georgia, for tho southern district of Georgia; James Uluckburn, of Kentucky, for the district of Kentucky. J. Irving Latimer, Sentenced Tor Llto in the Jackson (Mich.) Fonttontlary Tor the Murder of 1IU Mother, Drugs Two Guards mid F.scnpcs Ono of Ills Victims Dies from tho Klloot of tho Dose, Jackson, Mich., March 28. It. Irving Lntimer, the notorious matricide; es caped from tho prison Sunday slight by gotting tho keys and walking out of tho front door. Tho koys nro winning. Cnpt. QUI, in chargo of tho prison nt night, is In jail now. it Is supposed that Latimer got possession of somo powerful drurr end administered it to the guard nml night turnkey. Guard Haight was found dying about 1 o'clock a. m., Latlmor having gono an hour beforo that time Haight died at 8 o'clock. Maurice T. Gill, night keoper at tho prison, was the Indirect means of Lati mer's escape About 11:!0 o'clock ho and Latimer took lunch together in tho hall muster's office It was agaliist the rules for Gill to tako a convict out of his coll. Capt. Gill has been completely bamboozled by Lati mer, who hud been tolling Gill that there was 52,800 buried on nn island in Rhode Island, whoro Latimer's father lived when Irving was 13 years old. Gill was taken with this story and had Latimer out at lunch every night to give him details. Gill expected to leave tho prison in three weeks. It transpires that Latimer had been in tho habit of taking up a cup of chocolate nearly every night to Gatekeeper Haight, passing it through a slido in the grating. There is no doubt Latimer had planned to poison both Haight and Gill, and the chocolate at night was only to gain confidence until ho could get some poison. At lunch Sunday night Latimer car ried up a glass of lemonade to Haight instead of the chocolate, and Haight died in twenty minutes after drinking it Gill also drank of the lemonade and was attacked with spasms almost in stantly. In a few minutes a cry came from the guard-room above, which Haight occupied. It was evident that Haight was sick and needed help. Gil) was so sick ho could not go. Lati mer, said: "I will go and whistle for Dr. Mason." "All right, go ahead," replied Gill. Latimer then took the keys, but in stead of going for help he unlocked tho door of the guard room, passed through the gates and was free. Ho took the prison keys with him. He had neither coat nor hat and it is be lieved impossible that ho can escape. The prison authorities have offered a reward for Latimer, dead or alive, and officers are scouring the country. Night Guard E. C. Rice was arrested for complicity in the escape. Rice was directly connected with Gill on night duty, and it transpires that ho was present when Latimer left tho hallmastcr's office to go above and see what ailed Jlaight. The supposition is that Rice had knowl edge of what Latimer was to do or that he was criminally careless in al lowing Latimer to go through the up per gate. Rice was much confused when questioned and does not say why he allowed Latimer to go out. La timer was serving a llfo term for tho mur der of his mother January.34, 1830, wlh whom hu lived alono in their homo In Jackson. Eighteen months before his father, Hobort F. Latimer, died suddenly, leaving considor able property, including SI1.00J life In surance, to Mrs. Latimer. His denth was undoubtedly due to poisoning, but, friends, sup posing tho old man had committed suicide, hushed tho matter up und no Inquest was held. The subsequent death of Mrs. Latimer under circumstances that left no doubt of tho son's guilt lead to the conviction that ho was also responsible tor his father s violent death. On the morning of January 21 young Latimer went to Detroit to bo gone all night nnd Mrs. Latimer was left alono in tho house. Tho following morning workmen em ployed In tho placo could not gain an cntranco to tho house. The door was forced by neighbors, who became alarmed at the failure of Mrs. Latimer to ap pear in rcsponso to repeated summonses. Thoy entered her bedroom on tho second floor and found her lying upon tho bed, clothed in her night robe. She had been 'dead several hours. Her head, faco and neck wcro coverod with blood. Tho bed was saturated with blood. Marks of blood were .also found In young Lati mer's room. Tho autopsy showed that two pistol shots had lntlicted tho wounds that caused Mrs. Latimer's death. Both shots en tered tho face, passing through tho neck. Phy sicians said the woman had died about 3 o'clock in the morning. That afternoon Latimer who, by tho way, was solo heir to tho property his father had left his mother, returned to tho house. Ho ap peared so unconcerned at tho violent death of his mother that suspicion was immediately di rected against him and ho was promptly sub jected to u rigid examination, but declared ho had been in Detroit and had no connection with tho murder. A careful investigation proved Latimer's story to ho false. Ho did go to Detroit and visited many friends iu order that ho might bo able to prove that ho hud been away from Jackson, liut that night ho returned to his homo and tho ovldenco showed ho murdered his mother lu cold blood. AH this, however, was not discovered un til after the Inquest on tho body of Mrs. Lati mer. Tho verdict was that the woman had been murdered by somo person or persons un known to tho jury. In tho meantime detectives wcro working on tho case. Everything polntid to tho guilt of the son. Flvo dayB after tho death of his mother ho was arrested. As a bluff ho asked to bo per mitted to attend tho funeral, but when given an opportunity to look upon tho faco of his dead mother ho refused to leavo tho jail. Throughout all this tlmo and tho trial that fol lowed ho conducted hlmsolf in a mo3t uncon cerned manner, treating his mother's death and his trial us a joke. Tho case was called before Judgo reck, of tho Jackson criminal court, April "i, Thu trial lasted ten days. It was clearly shown that Lati mer was guilty, and upon retiring the jury brought In u verdict of murder in tho lirst degree, after deliberating less than a quarter of nn hour. Seventeen minutes after leaving tho box tho futo of tho prisoner was declared in open court. May 11 Latimer was sentenced to life Imprisonment and wuti a few days' later taken to tho penitentiary. Latimer was a dangerous prisoner. Several times ho caused revolts in tho penitentiary, und on ono occasion, October 10, 1890. ho con cocted a plot to blow up tho build tags with dvnnmlla . LAID TO REST. Impronslvo Services at tho Funeral of tlio I.ato Col. Klllot V. Slicpurd. Nkw Yomc, March 29, Tho funeral of tho lato Elliot F. .Shepard took place yesterday morning from tho Fifth Ave nue Presbyterian church. Beforo ,tiio cortcgo started for tho church simple services wero hold at tho lato residence of tho deceased and only tho monitors of tho family and tho pall-bcarors wcro present. The church was crowded be yond its seating capacity, tho sldo aisles and galleries as well as the body of tho church being filled with spectators anx ious to show their respect for tho mem ory of tho deceased. Tho solemn and impressive service was conducted by tho pastor, tho llev. Dr. John Hall. There was a profusion of flowers of more than usual magnificence. Tho cof fin had a covering in tho nature of a pall, devoid of tho usual sombro black, which was of flexlblo wiro cloth over laid with young asparagus sprays, and lilllcs of tho valley and violets securely lodged in tho meshes of tho wiro cloth. At each corner was a globo of violets and ivy. ni.I.IOT F. SIIKPAHD. The following gentlemen noted as pall-bearers: Chauneey M. Dopow, J. M. Sloan, J. M. McDonough, John A. Sleiehor, Logan C. Murray, Col. Mc Cook, John S. Kennedy, Warner Van . Nordcn, Warner Miller and ex-Judge Noah Davis. There were present delegations from tho republican committee, the New York liar association, tho Press club. Union League elub, American Sabbath Union, the New York Sabbath associa tion and tho Mail and-Express office. The remains were plnced in tho Vnn derbilt vault in the Moravian cemetery IMPORTANT DECISION In the Cnso or tho Edison Mcctrlc Com pany Against the Wcstlnghuuso Com pany Kdison Wins. TliENTON. N. J., March 29. Judge Green, of the federal court, filed a very important opinion yesterday in the cases of tho Edison Electric Lighting Company vs. Wcstinghouso, Church, Kerr & Co., In which he upholds the Edison patents. The suit was brought to decido the question whether the de vice used by the Trenton Electric Light Company for the distribution of the electric current is an infringement of the Edison patent and the court virtu ally declares that it is. As a result companies all over the United States which are using the patent illegally will have to stop. Mil lions of dollars are involved in the rights which accrue to tho Edison com pany. The patent in question is that covering the consumption and feeding wiro method of distributions- Edison obtained it ten years ago. BATTLE BETWEEN INDIANS. Ton Men Killed nnd Fifteen Wounded In a Factional Fight lit Antler,. ! T. 'Ill Trouble tho Outgrowth u tho Clioetuw Klcctlon Lust Siiininir. Four Smith, Ark., March 29. A bat tle was fought yesterday at Antlers, I. T., between Indian factions. One hun dred and fifty men wero on. each side. Ten men killed and fifteen wounded is the result. Ono side represents the Choctaw government and is termed the national militia. Tho others are fol lowers of V. M. Locke,, who resists ar rest, fearing that ho will bo killed in stead of being given a trial by law. United States officers arrested nineteen of the leaders of the militia last even ing and took them to Paris, Tex. All is quiet at present. In the Choctaw elections, last summei there wero charges of fraud and four men wero assassinated. This led to a factional war, which was suppressed by United States forces. Tho present trouble is tho outgrowth of tho late election, when Jones defeated Jackson. Commissioner Kirkpatrick at once is sued warrants and began making ar rests, and nineteen leaders of tho militia are now in jail here. Warrants aro out for the others and Antlers is in posses sion of United States marshals in force. , Michigan's Fruit Crop Will Do Largo. Dkcatuh, Mich., Marcli 28. Peach Commissioner Itufus llronson says Unit the outlook is favorablo in western Michigan for tho largest crop of peaches, npples und fruit of all kinds for many yenrs. So far no-pouch buds have been blubtcd and mauy now orchards will bear this season for the first time. Manhood SuirmftX I'opalur In Ilelglmn, AntwkiU', March 27. The unofficial referendum has resulted in tho approval of manhood suffrage by lfi,794 of the 18,701 men who voted. Forty-threo pel cent, of tho electors went to the polls. GEN. KIRBY SMITH DEAD. 1 The Fas sett TO MEET NEXT FALL. An Kxtrn FesHlon ol Congress to 'Ilo Called President Cleveland Will Con veuo the Unity lu Septembor l'robuhlo Scope ot the Kesvlmi. Nkw YoitK, March 28. A Herald special from Washingtou says: Presi dent Clovelund has finally made up his mind to call an extra session of con gress next September. He made this statement several times lost week to prominent members of both houses of congress. This course has been be lieved to bo the one most likely to bo pursued by tho president, but tho fm-mul announcement bus not horot-jfore been had. Noted Conledcrnte Ollicor Away Alter u Uriel IIIiicmm. Skwankk, Tcnn., March 29. Gen. E. Kirby Smith, professor of mathematics in tho University of the South .since 1875, died here yesterday afternoon. For two years his health has been de clining. Two weeks ago he was taken sick in New Orleans and was confined to his bed for five or six days, but re covered sufficiently to travdl, and re ported at Sewanco ready for duty Mon day, March 10. Two days afterwards ho caught cold and a relapse ensued. Cen. Kirby Smith was born In St. Augustine, Flo., May 10. 18UI, und was thercforo in tho slx-ty-nluth year of his age. With him closes tho list of full generals on both sides during tho late wr, his commission as full general in the Con fedoruto service having been Issued February Hi, 1801. Ho came Jrom un illustrious family of soldiers that has participated with distinction in every war waged lu this country aiuoo tho old French war, Hurled In it Wrvolt. CiHCAflo, March 29. The llockford express on the Northwestern railroad crushed into an accommodation train at tho city limits yesterday morning, causing a wreck which blocked traffic on the two divisions of tho road for three hours. Frank Ulster nnd Frank Christiuo, passengers on the accommo dation train, wero seriously Injured and were removed to tho company's dis pensary. Tho wreck caught fire, but tho bluzo was quickly put out. Com- SJotely burled in the wreck nnd not at rst discover d lay Frank Usalus, Ilo was taken to tlio hospital, where Ufa b juries wcro prououucod fatal.