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MT. VERNON, O,, TUESDAY, SEPT. 30, 1913 No. 78
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Fearful Tragedy Enacted In A Small
Town In Mississippi
Sequel Of Negro Lads' Spree-Three Prominent Citizens
Killed And Five Others Dangerounly Wounded As
The Result Of A Gun Battle With Blacks-One Of
The Instigators Of The Trouble Hanged By A Mob
-Excitement Still Intense
Harriston, MIsb., Sept. 29. As a re
ult of a diunken spree by two negro
brothers, Walter and Willie Jones, 1C
end 18 respectively, four prominent
white citizens aro dead and five oth
era are dangerously wounded, and
nine negroes are dead and quite t
The white dead are: Sheriff Ham
xnett, Claude Freeman, B. E. Kings
ley, Conductor Ed Appleby. White
dangerously founded: Flagman Will
Bond, Circuit Court Clerk Whitmore,
L. McCaulay, Robert Kingsley.
The trouble started when the Jones
brothers went down to "Negrotown"
and there fired several shots at ran
dom In their drunken debauch, and a
negro or two were killed.
When Sheriff Hammett was inform
ed of the trouble he started out im
mediately with a posse. The negroos
were surrounded and barricaded in an
old house, from which they fired con-
tlnually, and killed the white citizens
who were attempting to capture the
Walter Jones was killed by the
posse and later Willie Jones was cap
tured and hanged to a post in front
of the railway station.
The town was wildly excited from
the time the trouble started, and
when the white citizens were killed
the people formed in a large nosso
MEXICAN FEDERAL CAVAL
El Paso, Tex., Sept. 29. A detach
ment of United States troops from
Troop H, Second cavalry, was firod
upon by the Mexican federal cavalry
men. Tlie Americans wero on duty
patrolling the International boundary
about 15 miles east of here. None of
the Americans was wounded. Army
officers stated that the soldiers didn't
return the fire, although there wera
Dublin, Sept. 29, John Redmond,
Uw Irish Nationalist leader, in 'a
PCBcli at Cahlrclveen, County Kerry,
Ireland, elaborated tho brief state
mant which he made two weeks ago
la regard to a conference on the Irish
nestion, when be said the home ruli
SOCIAL LEADER JAILED
Woman Held by New York Police On
New York, Sept. 29. Mrs. Frances
Lavy, or Mrs. Elizabeth Van B. Nich.
ols, aB she is called by the. police, was
sent to tho Tombs without ball to
await identification as Mrs. Nichols,
tho erstwhile society loader who is
wanted by the authoiltles of New
Hanover county, North Carolina, on a
charge of embezzling ?3,43G from
Mrs. Helene B. Lemassent of West
and went out to conquer the young
desperadoes. The only cause of the
triple tragedy in "Negrotown," which
opened the hostilities, as far as any
one can learn, was that the two Jones
boys were 'full of whisky and cocaina
nnd ran amuck.
Officials from Vlcksburg arrived
here to assist In the quelling of the
trouble. A special train was also run
from Natchez to Harriston conveying
a detachment of state rnllltia, oidered
out when there seemed to be a feel
ing that the trouble might terminate
in a race war. Harriston and sur
rounding country continues greatly
wrought up oyer the fearful tragedy,
for never in the history of this sec
tion has there been anything to equal
It. Windows In the Harriston railroad
depot wore shot out and fusillades of
bullets "were also fired indiscriminate-"
ly by negroes who later engaged in
the trouble. Kingsley was called to
his door and shot from ambush. Con
ductor Appleby, Night Clerk Kingsley
and McCaulay and Thad Ross also
were shot while they were on the
A white man was apprehended and
charged with the illicit sale of co
caine whisky. Fearing summary pun
ishment might be administered him,
he was hurriedly taken to Natchez un
dsr 'zeffvy gaard
Conductor Appleoy died later from
his wounds. This town has about 300
about 40 shots fired atthem. Rangers
who were close by say, however, that
the American soldlors did return the
lire and drove the Mexicans to cover.
The Mexican troops, 30 In number,
composed a scouting party, sent out
from Juarez. They were about 20P
yards from the American troopers
when the -shooting began.
MUST DE RECOGNIZED
bill would have to be passed first and
then it would be easy enough to con
fer on the details of its administra
tion. In his speech Mr. Redmond
emphasized his refusal to participate
in any conference unless the principle
of borne rule waB recognized.
Philadelphia. She was arrested at the
Hotel Endlcott, where she hat) been
staying for some months with her son
Spencer. Mrs. Nichols appropriated
for her own use, it is alleged, money
given her to invest In real estate In
Ex-Llcklng Treasurer Dies.
Newark, O., Sept. 29. George W.
Miller, former county treasurer hero,
died at his country home, west of
Granville, after a prolonged Illness,
He was 73 years old.
HERE'S THE NEW U.S.WEATHER
EXPERT, WHO PROVIDES SUNSHINE
AND RAIN FOR 90,000,000 AMERICANS
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Washington, Sept. 29 Professor
Charles F. Marvin Is the new chief of
the. weather, bureau, succeeding Wil
lis L, Moore, removed. Professor
Marvin was chief of the Instrument
division, which position he held since
1888. He was appointed to the old
signal service in 1884 from Ohio. Un
der the new chief more attention Is
paid to weather reports and forecasts,
as they effect or are likely to affect
agriculture and general larmlng con
ditions throughout the country. Pro
fessor Marvin is the Inventor of mnny
instruments, used by the bureau. He
Philadelphia, Sep. 29. Joseph
O'Brien is under arrest, charged with
tho murder of 7-year-old Israel Gold
man. O'Brien answers the descrip
tion of the man, who was seen with
the boy on the road leading to a goll
tlub. He Is a neighbor of tho Gold
mans, and when questioned by tho po
lice admitted that tho boy had boon
in his company for several hours bo
fore he disappeared. His coat la
stained with blood.
Tho police have unearthed a possi
Cleveland, O., Sept. 29. With a
broken steering gear, an automobile
containing four persona dashed
through an iron railing guarding a
steep bank of tho old Ohio canal, and
jtll the passengers were thrown 25
feet down against a blsse wall and
badly hurt. Mrs. J. F. Alexander's in
juries were a fractured skull, collai
bona end two ribs and Internal in
juries. It Is feared she may die. Mr.
Alexander, Fred Wuebaker and
Charles Conners, chauffeur, were the
Pope Again Ailing.
Rome, Sept. 29. The condition of
Pope Pius X is giving rise tc some
auxlety. Although not suffering from
any specific malady, the state of his
hoalth is unsatisfactory. It is believ
ed, however, that rest and care will
restore him, unless some, unforeseen
POL CE ND MOT VE
OT FOR BOY'S MURDER
has represented the department of
agriculture at a number of important
meteorological .congresses and has
written extensively on the subject of
weather Investigations. He has con
ducted experiments upon which are
based the tables used by the weather
of moisture in the air, has studied
the measurement of wind velocities
and pressures and also on the use it'
kites for ascertaining meteorological
conditions. Professor Marvin was
born at Columbus, Ohio., and was edu
cated in the public schools there and
and at the Ohio State University.
ble motive for the crime. They founi
that the, boy's father was married be
fore and divorced, .and only recentlj
had been threatened with exposure as
lo his past life If ho did not give ?5,
BOO as the price of silence. Tho po
lice admit that thoy have a clow
which would make It appear that it
O'Brien did not kill the child he wae
possibly In the employ of those wh
wished to wreak vengeance on tb
Columbus, O., Sept. 29. William J.
Qulnlan, 25, a private at Columbus
barracks, Is held while the police are
Investigating the death of an unknown
jnan who was run over by a Steelton
car, Qulnlan had ejected the man
from the rear of a building and said
he left him in the street. Frank
Peck, motorman on the car, said the
man was lying across the track and
that he did not see him till within six
feet of the body. The victim is about
65 vears old.
Attacks License Law.
Canton, O., Sept. 29. That the new
liquor law is merely a part of a plan
to build up a powerful political ma
hlne and that it will bring no benefit
to tho people of Ohio, were charges
made by P. M. Hare, anti-saloon sit
perlntondeut of West Virginia, in an
address before the-Northeastern Ohio
Methodist conference.1 ' Hare declared
the license law would enable the
building up of an invincible rlnu.
RICH MEN TO SERVE
ON CORONER'S JURY
Rockefeller, Asfor and Others
Summoned In Schmidt Case,
New York, Sept. 29. Coroner Fein
berg has served summonses on 38 of
the best known business men in New
York city, requiring them to be pres
ent at the coroner's court Friday as
a panel from which to select a jury
for the inquest into the death of Anna
Aumuller, the rectory maid, whom
Hans Schmidt has confessed that he
The coroner' reason for calling so
exceptional a jury, he said, is to pro
vide a precedent in case any question
of the corpuB delicti, the Identity of
the body, should come up. Coroner
Felnberg believes that future juries
would be guided by the decision of
this Jury. Among the men it is pro
posed to select a jury from are: The
odore P. Shonts, Robert L. Gerry,
Harry Payne Whitney, J. P. Morgan,
Vincent Astor, George Gould, August
Belmont, Cornelius Vanderbllt and
John D. Rockefeller.
Small Telephone Companies, Mutual
In Character, Not To Be Assessed.
Columbus, O., Sept. 29. Small tele
phone companies, mutual in character
and having no switchboard, will not
be assessed for taxation by the state
tax commission for 1913. There are
about 180 of those companies which,
heretofore, have been assessed by the
commission. The wires of these com
panies usually are strung along the
tops of fences, tacked to trees or held
up by small, Inexpeslve posts. Each
farmer who goes in on this little com
munity proposition erects his own line,
buys a telephone box, and one of the
farmers on the line usually does the
switching for the rest. Some of the
companies have only five or eight sub
scribers, others run as high as 20 or
.25 subscribers ,. ..
Found Dead In Park Lake.
Chilllcothe, O., Sept. 29. The body
of an unidentified man about 45 years
old was found floating in the park
lake. He was well. dressed and clean
shaven. He was evidently a stranger
attracted here by the fall festival.
GRANTED MORE TIME
Governor FeJker Again Accommodates
Concord, N. H.,.Sept. 29. Governor
Felker granted Harry Thaw's counsel
an additional two days in which to
prepare their briefs. Consequently
the briefs will not be filed until next
Monday. The governor promises that
his decision to extradite Thaw or to
give him his liberty in New Hamp
shire will be given next week.
It became known that the lawyers
for Thaw expect to make the best
part of their fight before Felker on
the Dutchess county grand Jury In
dictment question. They still assert
that an indictment was not found
against Thaw, though William T. Je
rome said that one had been.
LIVE STOCK AND GRAIN
CHICAGO, Sept 29.
Cattle Beevei, 7 35 9 B0; Texas
steep. " 008 10; stockers and feeders,
J5 408 00: cow and heifers, JS 8108 75;
salves, $8 60012 00.
Hors Light, 8 3509 00; mixed. JS 05
09 00; heavy, V 908 95; rough, J7 900
8 10; pigs, S 2508 25.
feheep and Lamb Native sheep, 13 CO
04 65; western, 3 750t 65; yearlings,
H 755 60; native lambs, J5 5O0T 15;
western, $5 5007 15.
Wheat No. 2 red, 32H09SK-O. Corn
No 2, 7U47mc. Oats No. 2 white,
CLEVELAND, SepL 29.
Cattle Choice fat steers, $8 0008 65;
good to choice steers, 17 5008 25; heifers.
J5 0007 50; cows, J3 0006 50; bulls, J5 00
06 75; mllchers and springers, 35 00
80 00; 'calves, 11 50011 75.
Hogs Heavies, JS 75; mediums, York
ers and light Yorkers, 9 15; pigs, J8 00;
roughs, $7 90; stags, J7 50.
Sheep and Lamb-- Sheep steady; choice
spring lambs, 7 0007 10.
EAST BUFFALO, SepL 29.
Hogs Heavy, 19 1009 35; mixed, 19 80
09 40; Yorkers, J8 6009 40; pigs, $7 500
8 28; roughs, 8 1008 25; stags, JS 500
7 50; dairies, J9 0009 35.
Sheep and Lambs Yearlings, 14 BOO
5 00; wethers, J5 0005 25; ewes, J2 500
i 50; mixed sheep, J4 7505 00; lambs,
J5 6007 40. .
PITTSBURG, Sept. 29.
Cattle Heavy steers, JB 6009 00; fat
steers, J8 1508 60; fair steers, J6 600
3 f5; heifers, II 2507 76: cow. JS 75
8 35; butcher built, J6 3506 75; milch
tows, J60 OO0S5 00; calves, J12 00.
Hogs Her vy. J9 1"! heavy Yorkers,
J9 45; light Yorkers, J9 00; pigs, J8 00.
CINCINNATI, Sept. 29.
Calves J5 00011 25.
Hogs Packers, $8 6008 95; common
cows, J4 2508 00; stag. J4 0007 00.,
Sheep and Lambs Sheep, Jl 7604 15;
fan.be, 5 0007 15.
BOSTON, SepL .
Wool: Ohio and Pennsylvania fleeces:
Delaine washed, 27028c; half-blood
tombing, 2402Vfco; three-eighths blood
tombing, 2V402o: delaine unwashed.
t2023c; fine unwashed, 20021c
TALE OF HIS LIFE
Counsel For Prosecution Says This
Governor Hopeful, HoweverOutlines In His Story An
Alleged Conspiracy OnJTIie Part Of State Democratic
Leaders To Get Rid Of Him Counsel For Sulzer
Denies That Witness PeckiWas Advisedjo Violate:
Albany, N. Y., Sept. 29. Counsel
for the assembly Impeachment man
agers declared that the court of Im
peachment would not permit Governor
Sulzer to recite on the witness stand
the human interest story he Is prepar
ing, outlining an alleged conspiracy
on the part of Charles F. Murphy and
local Democratic leaders througuuut
the state to get rid of hlrn.
With a view of leading up to such
a recital on the part of Governor Sui
ter, it was learned that the Sulzer
forces were to subpena any member
Df the Democratic state committee
who accepts the state leadership of
Charles P. Murphy, with a view of
Bhowing that these local Democratic
leaders throughout the state labored
with their local assemblymen at the
behest of the leader of Tammany Hall
to get them to vote for Sulzers im
peachment. Counsel for the managers,
however, declare that this evidence Is
Toledo, O , Sept. 29. Rev. A. S.
Bow ersox, pastor of the Western Ave
nue Methodist Episcctial cViurch, read
to his congregation a letter threaten
ing him and every pastor in Ohio with
death. In the letter the writer, evi
dently a crank, ridicules the stand ot
the ministers against Ohio's new
liquor license law.
Sandusky, O , Sept. 29.Rlchard
Fisher of Baltimore, who was Injured
when George Ranchenberger ran his
automobile into a Pennsylvania pas
senger train, is dead. Ranchenber
ger, his wife, three children and P. V
Weight, all of Castalla, who also were
hurt, are In a serious condition.
Columbus, O., Sept. 29. "Consider
ing his subject, I would say the artist
has turned out a very good picture.
This was, Governor Cox's comment on
the painting of himself, presented to
him by Major Wilson Collins of the
Volunteers of America, on behalf of
tho prisoners ot the Institution. Tho
picture is from the brush ot John
Crawford, and the frame is tho work
of Michnol Sotosanta, both prisoners
Crawford aDd Sotosanta passed tholi
spare time for five monthn completint
the painting and the frame.
Is No! Admissible
Friends of Governor Sulzer inslstecf
that the governor never advised State
Superintendent of Public Works Dun
can W. Peck to He under oath regard
ing Mr. Peck's $500 cash contribution
to the governor, and declared Peck
would be recalled for cross-examination
by counsel for Governor Sulzer.
It is expected that testimony fol
the prosecution will be all in by Wed
nesday or Thursday, and It Is believe
ed, unless the high court of impeach
ment suspends the restraining rule?
of evidence adopted for the guidance
of the court and permits Governor
Sulzer and his witnesses to give all
manner of testimony, that all the evi
dence might be In by the end of two
weeks and a decision by the court
reached by the middle ofOctober:
Governor Sulzer seems confident
that Presiding Judge Cullen will per
mit him to tell the story of his Ufa
In his own way on the witness stand,
and especially to review the events
which Governor Sulzer declares led.
up to his impeachment.
Cleveland, 0 Sept. 29. An official
of the department store company that
was robbed of ?1,400 in cash by Wil
bur Foerste, 17, who was arrested In
New York, after learning of the boy's
reasons for taking the money, de
clared that if te found the lad men
tally fitted for a higher education ha
would see that be got it and aid him.
in every way pcsclble.
Boston, Sept. 29. Three .men wera
drowned as they,slept in the cabin o?
a motorboat which was run down ana
lunk by the fishing schooner Rhodora,
near Gloucester. The lost men wera
William Goss, Spencer Abell ana
Charles Bonney, all employes of." tho
United Shoe Machinery company and
residents of Beverly.
Wilmington, Del., Sept. 29. Homer
Wiggins, escaped murderer from tha
eastern penltent'ary, waa surrounded
by the police In a lodging house here.
The police rirehed the stairway and
Officer S. D. Scott was shot over tbe
heart, the bullet coming out at the
back, It is believed he will die. When,
the police forced entrance thoy found
Wiggins dead. He had shot hlmnolt
In the bead.
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