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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1905.
THE FIENDISH GRIME FOR WHICH MRS. ROGERS MAY BE HANGED Murder of Her Husband, of Whom She Had Tired, Was Treacherous and Cruel —Tried to Make Police Eelieve It Was Suicide —Murdered Her Baby, Too. T By Marlen E. Pew. WINDSOR, Vt., Feb. 2.—For the first time in 20 years a woman is to die on the gallows in the state of (Vermont. The eyes of all New Eng land are upon Mrs. Mary A. Rogers, for but very few executions of wo men have ever taken place in the New England states. The fight for the life of Mary Rog ers has been going on for a year and a half, but it is now believed there is no chance of saving the ■woman's life. i eb. 3 is the date set for the execution, and the scene of the hanging will be the old Ver mont slate prison at this place. A wave of sentimental opposition to tin- hanging bus recently spread all over the United States, and Gov. Bell, of has been receiv ing un averwe of st) letters it day, asking him to interfere and to save the slate the "disgrace of hanging a woman." Hut Uov. llell Is linn ln his Refusal to Interfere, and just a few days ago tie slated positively that there was nothing •which could come up to prevent the hanging. Hut there is none of this sym pathy for Mrs. Rogers in the state of Vermont, From one end to the other there is a universal cry for vengeance, and had the question of her life been submitted to a vote in the state, it would have been de feated by an overwhelming major ity. The women of Vermont prac tically handed together to Insist that no mercy be shown Mrs. Rog ers, and when her case came before the legislature, so strong was the power of the women's influence that the members of the legislature did not dare to commute her sen tence. Mrs. Rogers' crime was the mur der of her husband, Marcus Rog ers, at Bennington, Vt., Aug. 81, 1908. This was not the first at tempt that had been made on the husband's life. Mrs. Rogers was married at the age of Hi and Tired of Her Husband Borne three years after her mar riage. At the time of the murder, she was living apart from Rogers. For some time her name had been connected with that of a man in Bennington. It was said she wanted to marry aim, and brooded over the fact that her husband was a bar to the marriage. She also wanted 1600 Insurance which Rogers carried. On Auk. 80, 1908, Mrs. Rogers, then living in Bennington, sent a note to her husband In Hoosiek Falls, asking him to conn 1 to Ben nington the next night, as she watod to see him. The following niglit, about 9 o'clock, Mrs. Rogers met her husband in Bennington Sjquare. The two walked up the road about a Quarter of a mile, to the banks of a little stream which Hows nearly through the center of Ben nington. When they arrived there both sat down on the bank of the brook. They had been there but a short lime when Leon Perham, a 16-year old boy with whose family Mrs. Rogers was boarding, came across the fields to the brook, with A Rope in His Hand. lie was expected by Mrs. Rogers nnd Ills coining was part of a pre arranged plan. Young Perham had been there but a few moments when Mrs. Rogers suggested a "little game." She laid a wager with Perham that he could not tie her hands with the rope so that phi' could not release them, Per liam wound the rope about Mrs. Rogers' hands, but she slipped it off easily. Then she said to her husband. "See If you can do that, Mark." Rogers consented, and Per ham wound the rope around Rogers' Wrists, Mrs. Rogers whispered to Perham: "Tie him tight, Leon." As soon as the knot was tied Rogers endeavored to slip it oft, but with no such success as his wife Dad had, Finally Mis. Rogers put her arms around his neck, drew his head down in her lap, Kissed Him and Whispered: "I knew you couldn't get away, Wark." Then she drew from her waist a bottle of chloroform and. spilling it on a handkerchief, pressed it. against her husband's face. "A little perfume l bought for you, Mark," she said. The dull anil Stupid Rogers never comprehended the game. When he realized thai lie was sinking Into unconscious gas com cuts out all competition in the matter of fuel. Equal to hard coal, at half the price. It is now only 3® Par Ton Special prices in carload lots. Hall the cost of soft coal or wood. It is smokeless and dnstless. ness, ho started to make a struggle. Mrs. Rogers suddenly changed her tactics. "Jump on him, Lean," she said, and young Perham sprang up and put his whole weight on Rogers' chest. Half stupefied by the chloro form, Rogers could offer but little resistance. In about five minutes the man was completely tinder the influence of the drug. Then Mrs. Rogers, culling to Perham to help her, took up the body and Before she went home, she tried to effectually mask her part in the affair. She took a piece of paper and wrote a note, purporting to come from her husband, saying he was tired of life* and had determined to commit suicide. Then she wound the note up with the ingenious con clusion, "Do not blame my wife, Mary Rogers, for this, as she had nothing to do with it." Mrs, Rogers signed her husband's name to the note, pinned it on his hat and hung it on a tree. Then she and Perham went away. But at G o'clock the next morning Mrs. Rog ers appeared at the police station in Bennington, weeping and wail ing, and begging that, they send some officers with her to search for her husband, who, she feared, had committed suicide. Inasmuch as most (if the officers knew Mrs. Rog ers and also knew that she had not been living with her husband for about two years, and had not been seen with him, they wondered why she should be so solicitous at. this linie. But Mrs. Rogers begged for the aid of the police and finally the city marshal gave her a couple of of ficers to go and search for the miss ing Rogers. Mrs. Rogers suggested that they Look Along the Brook because she thought it was a likely place for her husband to commit suicide. Hardly had the officers arrived at the brook than they found the body of Rogers. His hands were tied be hind his hack, just as Perham had lied them. When Mrs. Rogers saw the body, she Indulged in a pas sionate outburst of grief. She threw herself upon the body and kept ask ing: "Why did lie do it? Why did he do it?" The moment (he officers saw the man's hands tied behind his back the whole plot stood revealed to them. Perham and Mrs. Rogers were convicted, the former being sen tenced to life imprisonment, while Mrs. Rogers was sentenced to be hanged on the lirst Friday in Feb ruary, 1905. After her arrest Mrs. Rogers also confessed to the murder of her 9- months-old baby. She picked it up by the heels and Dashed Its Brains Out against a wall, and then threw the body into an old well. When the body was found the woman said the baby fell Into the well, ln her con fession, made after she knew she must die on the gallows, the wom an said that she killsd her baby because she was desperate, penni less and the child was ill and had Ho medicine. Resides, she said, she feared the child would grow up to be a murderess, like herself. Mrs. Rogers' life was full of sod den degradation. Never did she evi dence any human emotion. It has been suggested that she had not the power to differentiate between right and wrong. She was naturally Cruel anil heartless. Since her conviction she has been Imprisoned in a cell which over looks the jail yard, where the gal lows stands. Foley's Honey and Tar cures tho cough caused by attack of la grippe, It heals the lungs. Sold hv CliaS, McNab, in- Riverside avenue. TO ATTEND CONGRESS WASHINGTON, D. C, Feb. B.— Professor Martin 1.. I), (logo, of tho University of Michigan, has been se lected by the American institute of Archaeology to repreaent that organ isation at the International Congress of Archaeologists, which will meet In Athens next April under the au spices uf the Greek government, The congress will be In session six days. Some of the meetings will bo held in the Parthenon on the Acropo- THE SPOKANE GAS CO. Threw It Into the Brook. lis, and one of the qusetlons to be dis cussed is "How far ought the Parthe non to be restored?" Immediately after the congress ad journs the members will go on an archaeological Journey lasting several weeks. They will visit the chief sites of recent explorations, such as Cor inth, the Island of Delos, Rhodes and Crete, and the cities of Kphesus nnd Pergamon on the western coast of Asia Minor. At Corinth explor ations are now being enrried on by the American School of Athens. Editor:- Don't forget this Is "ground hog" day. Kidney complaint kills more people than nny other disease. This is duo to the disease being so Inslduous that it gets a good hold on the system be fore it is recognized. Foley's Kidney Cure will prevent the development of fatal disease if taken in time. Sold by Chas. McNab, 402 Riverside aye. MUSIC FOR THE FAIR PORTLAND, Ore, Feb. 2.—With four world-famous bands already en gaged, and negotiations with several other noted organisations progress ing favorably, the success of the musical feature of the Lewis and Clark exposition Is assured. The famous Frederick Innes band has been engaged to play for four weeks, beginning June 1, the opening day of the exposition, and Liberati's and lillory's bands have also been se cured. Charles Dicrkc of Portland will organize a band to play a four weeks' engagement, from July 27 to August 2:!. Negotiations are pending for the appearance of the famous United States Marine band of Wash ington, D. C.i the official Mexican government band of the City of Mexi co, and a hand from Honolulu, 11. T. Three official, or administration bands, will also be engaged. These bands will take turns in escorting the governors of states, state delegations and distinguished personages from the union depot to their hotels and subsequently to the exposition grounds; to play at receptions and banquets, and furnish part of the orchestral accompaniment for ora torios iv Festival hall. The most reliable preparation for kidney troubles on the market is Foley's Kidney Cure. Sold by Chas. McNab, 402 Riverside avenue. IOWA EDITORS WATERLOO, la., Feb. 2.—The meeting begun here today by the Northweatern tows Editorial associ ation is one of the !>est attended ever held by the organization. Promin ent editors and publishers are In at tendance from all parts of the twenty seven counties embraced In the ter ritory of the association. The pro gram for the meeting covers two days. The presiding officer is P. O. Ellsworth of Oosage, and the secre tary, Harry Green of Decorah. Foley's Honey and Tar is best for croup and whooping cough, contains no opiates and cures quickly. Care ful mothers keep it ln the house. Sold by Chas, McNab, 402 Riverside aye, BAGGAGE AGENTS BUFFALO, N. V., Feb. 3.—A joint meeting was begun here today by tho Trunk Lines General Baggage Ag ents' association, Central General Bagge Agents' association nnd the Western Passenger General Baggage association. One of the principal matters for consideration Is an In terchan gable excess baggage mile age book. Mothers can safely give Foley's Honey anil Tar to their children for coughs and colds, for It contains no opiates or other poisons. Sold by ('has. McNab, P»2 Riverside avenue. MODIFY AGREEMENT PITTSBURG, Pa., Feb, 2.— An im portant conference between represen tatives of the Republic Iron & Steel company and the Amalgamated As sociation of Iron and steel workers was begun here today. The meet inn is th» nurw>«« <•* ~ ■"<-■■ -d m iking some changes In the agree ment hctween the company and the association, especial!) mut eeottuu relating to the continuous working of the mills. The agreement has been In effect nearly live years. Winter OOUghS are apt to result ln consumption if neglected. They can be soon broken up by ualna Foley's Honey and Tar. Sold by Chas, Mc- Nab, 403 Rlveralds avenue. TENNESSEE PRESS NASHVILLE, Term., Feb. B.—Edi tors and publishers from many parts of the state are rounding up here for the annual meeting of the Ten nessee Press Association. The meet ing will be In session during the next two days und it Is expected to be one of the most interesting ever held by the association. A wide spread of topics of Interest to the news paper fraternity will be dealt with In the addresses and, papers and dis cussions which make up the pro gram. RUMMAGE HALE At the Unitarian church, corner BpragtM and Jefferson, Thursday, February 2. FOR RUSSIANS i.o.ndon'. Feb, I,—Arrangements have been completed fur another monster mass meeting In Queen's Hall tonight as un expression for sympathy for the st Petersburg suf ferers. The demonstration will be held under the auspices of the so ciety uf Friends of Flee Kussiu, Thomas Whiff en, who enacts the role of Ki-Ram, the Sultan of Sulu, in the musical satire of that name, Is probably the j-oungest come dian on the stage today, to be en trusted with so important a part. Mr. Whlffon, is a uative of New York, having first seen the light of day In that city twenty-seven yars ago. THOMAS WHIFFBJN AS SI'LTAN OK SULU. He is the son of the well known come dian, Thomas Whiffon, who, in his day was known and liked by three generations of theatregoers, and Mrs. Thomas Whiffon, wdio is still an ac tive and prominent member of the Empire Theatre Stock Company, un der Charles Froham'S management. Thomas Whiffon, jr., was destined to become a civil engineer. He was a graduate of the class of ':i7, from Btanforda University of Californnla, where he underwent an engineeing course. The stage, however, held out WEDDING OF ROYALTY DARMSTADT, Feb. 2.—ln tho pres ence of a notable gathering, Which Included representatives of the vari ous courts of Europe, the marriage of Princess Bleonore of Bolms-Ho hensolms-Llch and the Grand Duke of Hess was celebrated today accord- Nervousness Bead My Offer —A Full Dollars' Worth of My Remedy Tree to Try—Without Deposit, or Bisk, or Premise to Pay. Nervousness, fretfulneßS, restless ness, sleeplessness. Irritability—all are the outward signs of Inward nerve disturbance. The fault is not with the nerves which give you Warn ing—not with the nervaa which en able you to feel, to walk, to talk, to think, to see. 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He was a school-boy, an orto Genarian; he was also an Kngllsh butler, an English F,arl and during his three years with this company he worked his way up from juvlnllea roles to stage manager. His next appearance was as a member of Henry Miller's company in San Francisco. He also played a season with James K. Hackett. He then abandoned the straight comedy for the musical comedy, appearing In succession in "Three Little Lambs," "The Geisha," both In London and ln New York, "The Chaperons," and last year he finished the season as the Chicago Insurance agent In "The Sul tan of Sulu." ing to the rites of the Lutheran church. The wedding party, whose dresses and uniforms made a very effective spectacle, assembled at 3.30 o'clock in the old castle, and then crossed the castle yard to the castle church. The church was tilled with diplomats, the local authorities, and the royal suites. The ceremony lasted three quarters of an hour. The bride woro white crepe de chine, with orange blossoms, and a bodice of Point de Venlse lace. After the ceremony, ami 1 the ringing of the famous chimes, proceeded to the castle where a family dinner was held. The gifts to the bridal couple Include a number of magnificent presents of silver or jewelry from the King and Queen of England, the Czar and Czarina and the Emperor and Empress of Ger many.' The Grand Duke of Hesse, Ernest Ludwlg, was born on Novem ber 25, IXX6. He Is a son of the Grand Duke Ludwlg IV nnd of Alice second daughter of Queen Victoria. He succeeded to the throne on the death of bis father, on March 13, 1882, The Grand Duke married ln 18i>j Princess Victoria, daughter of Duke Alfred of Saxe-Coburg nnd Gotha, son of Queen Victoria. In 11)01 the High Court of Hesse granted the Grand Duke a divorce because of his wife's lively temper. It was said she was accustomed when displeased, to throw table things or brica-brac at her husband. They had one daughter, Elisabeth, born on March 11. 1896. She died two years ago. According to rumor tbe former Grand Grand Duchess was secretly married a few weeks ago to the Grand Duke Cyril of Russia. „„,: The bride of today belongs to the I.ich branch of Bolms family. The family Is closely allied to the reigning house of Prusla of Great Britain and the several other sove reign dynasties of central Europe, liack in an unbroken lice to Marquurd 1., Count of Solms, in the year 1129, and belong to the mediatised or for merly reigning house of Germany. Princess Bleonore posesses the dis tinction of being the onlj woman ln Germany upon whom has been con ferred the Prussian medal for saving life. This honor was bestowed upon her by Kmperor William several years ago is a result of an accident at Dresden in which the Princess dis played great courage and prsence of mind in stopping a runaway horse mounted by a lady who bad lost con trol of, her frightened steed. The Princess was walking In the public gardens, when suddenly she caught sight of the runaway Without an Instant's hesitation she threw her self at the head of the tlrlghtcncd horse She succeeded In grasping the bridle and was dragged about thrity yards before the animal was stepped, sustaining serious Injuries. SPOKANE MARKETS The following, quotation!, or prices paid t" proilucors hy Spokane com mission men mill jobbers, have been corrected today: Eggs — Kresh eastern, HfJII.TI case, fresh ranch, 45c dozen. Fresh mackerel 50c and 80c each. Poultry—Thickens. 10c; spring chickens, 13c; ducks, 12c; geese, 12c; turkey, 18c. Dairy products—Rutter, first grade 25&30; second grade. 20c„ 25c; first grade SOc; best creamery 40c. Vegetables—Onions, $3.25 cwt.; root vegetables, 75c cwt.; potatoes, • $1.10 cwt.; cabbage, $2<&;2.50 cwt.; sweet potatoes, 3c lb. Green vegetables—Hot house let | tuce. 10c lb.; celery, 75c dost. Fruit — Lemons. 25cff30c doz.; pears, $1; apples, best, box $1.25; I apples, seconds 76c(i*$1.00 box; or anges, $3.25 case;; cranberries, $10 barrel. Hay—Timothy, $17; wild hay, $7.50; grain hay, $11; alfalfa, $13; oil meal $2 cWt. Livestock—Steers, $3. cwt; hogs $5.25; mutton, $2 head; veal, $5 ftit cwt. Feed—Pran, $19 per ton; bran and shorts, $20 per ton; oats $1.25 cwt.; wheat, $1.40 cwt.; chopped corn, $1.40 cwt.; whole corn, $1.30 cwt. BATOTT, Caucasia, Feb. 2.—The strike which started here yesterday Is becoming general. Troops are pa raded In the streets. Twenty-five rents per month—d llvered dally—The Spokane Press. NEW NAME—NEW PLACE Professor Reemer, leader of the Inland Umpire Band, has leased Swedish Broth ers' hull, Wls Riverside. The place will be cleared from nil of Its former oc cupants, be refitted and made a respectable place. The hall will from this time be called Riverside bail and will be for rent to fraternal orders and for entertain ments at reasonable rates. 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