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Three Men Shot To Death and Two
Ladies Badly Wounded.
Host and Two Guests Die Within a
Few Feet of Each Other.
Host Requested an Offensive Guest To
Leave the House and a Bloody
Duel Ensued.
Jeffersonville, Gm, December 15.—(Spe
cial.) Three men s hot to death, one woman
fatally woiii.dcd and a girl hurt b> a
itray shot, make the opening' chapter oi
one of the bloodiest and most sensational
tragedies aver enacted in Twiggs comity.
The whoh s ale killing took place at the
home of It. L. Cul.tf, one of the most
proniim nt young men in the county, and
he is numbered among lined ’ad. wni*e it is
his wife who-e <t. itli is momentarily ex
pected from a pistol shot wound re. iwd
while a determined battle was in progress
under her own roof.
.Monday evening the Clift' home was
thronged with guests who lad be<n invit'd
to spend ll’.e evening socially. The t alilis
are known the county owt as among the
nwjst hospitable p. <,pl> in Twiglgs and
those who were bit! came expecting an
evening m' pleasure mid happiness. Among
tin- invit was Short Grltlin, a
merchant here, and a young man oi good
; nily, t known tl.ri.ui'.hout tho
county’. He w J been cot 1 < d Wild
and soniewlmt dis.-il'al, d. yt not In tlm
habit ol i eial events v
th . . liquor. Gt among
tile last of the gm.ts who leached t. •
home and it was not long iilur it s up
;,. arat ' ■
w.i.s sons whti.t under t ..■• ini. u-nc,- ot li
quor. I ■ om I lid any 1
tion to him or ills condition, iiov.ev as
it was pre. ... d tn.it h< would on dm ■;
himself properiy.
't he parlor w;us cr ">vded with young
people when. Gr.llin c.’iUi ill. '1 bey v. re
singing and danciiip, < baring nr.d laughing
and merrlm. nt was a’. m- < .eight, waen
suddenly Grltlin attracted the ai > ntion of
all by a loud ami offensive remark of some
Griffin had been standing in flout of the
fireplac, froi .... n it 1 ■ ■ ■ the
parlor and was til;- most promt'? ill IkJi?
iu th. ill; remark ... to
Will Homin, a fruit tree man, wbo had
just . hi■ r. .1 th. •. >m.
Hooten, as 11 < aier. d the ro >;•>, wall-ad
Up to t pine . ami in doing rm,:., d
against Griffin.
It was till.-, that calls-d rifli.i to lose
his tenip- r and use the oil' reave language
which hits h> ;rd I y cir; I ody in tin
Grillin cursed him for everything imagin
able. iio<j. .. told Gr ain !:•■ v. mid ..e him
m-xt day, v> ill;, d ltd.. Um mon .-n tin
I. gilt ;l..(l ,11; .'lied 11 I, Clli.P', OL
Grtli.n’s conduct.
xi Kaiie at Griffin’s Threat.
Califf Went to Griffin and a !• 1•’ «1 to
leave. Griffin cursed Galli'.' at-, 1., end dons
Hooten and puli. d his pis -.-.1.
t'uJUT opened ills knit a.id put its blade
on Griffin's throat. G.uiit'.- wile mie ia
and p t ger nd to ; i lick into
the other room.
Gr.liin a.-ii-d for his hut, r.-a-■: d back
with hit left hand and pulled out a largo
dirk, r, mark Ing:
"lie lias pat his knife to my throat and
i am going to get him.”
lie ud\anc< 1 lo lit.- .loot hading in tho
room. About il'.e time h-. mu.-hid il Califf
turned on him. Gin .c rais.-d uls pistol and
11. •< d ami Cal.if cmtni. n■! shooting al
Griffin, both ii-ivam aig mi . ,o h i>. !;■ r ami
finally clinching.
.Mr-, Ceiiff r -... to anil - a.ii.oit hold of her
Califf fired four shots and Gridin two.
Wm a the tiling c. used Griffin a id Califf
fell apart—Grltlin falling in th- corner of
tile room in a sitting position. .11. died as
he fill. Califf fl il ; his feet and expired
ill a 1> w mom. rite.
Near where both f, 11, C. L. h a- . , a
young farm, - lit mg about .four n e.s from
JelfcrsonvlHe, who wii; sitting in his chair
talking with .Miss Wimberly, a young lady,
at tin- time the tiring commenced. lie was
struck ju. i buck of his ears by a bullet,
and 11. s brains oozed ent of the. frighlful
As he struggl'd In an unconscious stalo
on the floor of the room. .Mary 1\ llis, olm
of the guests, a little daughter of the post
niistre:.. of tile plac-, was shot through
the stonu inn sei aming and fell
into a heap in the street.
Mrs. Emm; Califf, wife of Calih’, was
shot in the arm. The elbow j .int was
shatt< :'i d into 11.■, tn- i.: -by the hug-' ball
from toe p;-. tol of Gr.liin.
A cl'amber of bort. r.s was no fit name
for the s, , 1.., after the. . mliiig <f the ai
f i a v.
Gne could SC,. lying 0.-'r.r ■ tile floor, toss
ing m a <1- liritim, young Joins with mils
er a twitchim' ami a lac., contort. I by
i his hr;.ins in a heap on tin I! bj
hi'- head.
Near him, sitting upright in the corner,
was th. c< t; -e a n stiffening, his
pistol lying partially under, him.
,At his I ot lay Califf ,-truggling in the
throes of death, w hile leaning ow r him
his wife, with blood ami -l. ar-staln -d
whil. ■ . :
slowly dripped from Hie t.ps of the lingers
of on- hu d, th.- arm lo whi-'h hung limp
' le, ingin ; to ami
fro ai . n aimless fashion a.- her body
Contorted with pain or writhed in grief.
Di i Grl’fin Have a Confederate?
This morning gr. ..t thron-.s - :-i;ie into
town ami in a short time the Califf home
was die central point of a ; tractbin. There
everybody went. The und- rtaker took
charge of tile bodies and as be was prepar
h g ;■ oung < .'aliff for burial madi di iovi • -
ice which caused some doubt as to whether
hi.s d- .- tii had be- n caused by a bull t from
Griffin’s pistol. This came to the attention
of t-i.i father of the young min. uni a
iiaiiii'. in tigaition Was -h-m.imb d. It,
w. kia.wn that Gritdii’s pi tol w:. ;a. .11
caliber. But there w< tv three other wounds
in tli - b.uek, and tli- .-- w-re made
by a .32. Tills indicated that some one be
sides C.dll'f ord G1 Ilin bad be. a • ■ .ig' -l
in the d■ sp- rate light and the coroner un
dertook to ascertain who it was.
Th-r were some cool heads in the. parlor
Wil. n the shooting was going on. and one
of these openly declared this morning tlia.t
more than six shots had be n lire-1 in the
loom. 11 non-- other than tlie two m. n
had b--n shooting six shots would have
lr 'il t; ■ mimb-r fired, ja l-'.lng bj' the two
’!.i' - <:> ■it •.;;•!% Jiffy ve.ars ia the treatment of
r:.(arrh,a'i>-! h/»ve • ib-ci. fi.-ore cures than any : T» r -
I must non
retire from active life, ! will, 1 rnm this time* <>n, s< ml
th«* means <»f tn iime.'rt and cure as med in my
f i icti -', I’n*; 1 an I post-paid t'» every rca-’er of
this paper who suffers fr >m this loath <»mo, 0.-.nrer
!l< ’
v. ■ - ■ i ' -
J. K. Lawrence, 114 West 32d tit., New York.
r |3 k; g
£] 0 U tea Eks
Let us Fend you a Fr« < Trial i’arknay of plens
ont and hurmb- ■ medi* ine that v !.'! tf<> rikdit to the
t-Hit f?nd quitkiy cure you ol < <>n.4tipalion»_ Hick
H <*it fliK'lx't M', sp<*’»sja. I:i<tiu«*n4 »on« Kidney
’l’i-oii •>!<••*♦ Lh.‘i '4 mnplni»it, heuaint »:•«»’ atid
cil IJJood J-’. h can ■< nine jn oph out open.
AJcirod E( ■. i PTR \ X JJR I G CO.. 75 .
pistols after the duel was over, and these
six were accounted for.
Four of them were fired at Califf and
found wounds were found on Griffin’s body,
his dirk having split one bullet in two,
one piece of which entered Griffin’s body,
the other glancing off and landing on the
floor. Os the two shots lived by Griffin
one found a homo In Callff’s body and one
was lodged In the side of Mary Pettis.
Young Jones’s death wound was made
by a .32 and this has lead to the opinion
that he was killed by a ball from the pistol
which sent tlie .32 caliber into Callff’s back.
This feature of the tragedy was given
special attention by the jury of Inquest.
One circumstance led to another until a
suspicion was directed totyard a young
man of this place. So strong did this sus
picion become that a. r- lative of Califf s
swore out a. warrant charging him with
the murder, but so far no arrests have been
.Mrs. Califf is suffering tonight from ner
vous prostration as well as from the ter
rible wound she received, and little hopes
are entertained of her recovery. Her arm
was terribly shattered and tin physicians
have no hopes whatever of saving it. If
siie survives the amputation it is doubtful
If she will - vi r recover from th-- shock.
The pliysicians cut a .14 ball from tlm
side ->f little Mary Pettis, and while she
Is now resting w-11, those at. her bedside
have little hopes of her recov< "-y.
It Is altno.-t certain that the ball which
shattered Mrs. Callff’s arm is the one
wh:i h wonm.i -I the little- girl. It is
thought that after passing through! tim
arm it continued -m its mission of life tak
ing and entered tim side of the child.
The Case Against Carroll.
AVhen it was discovered that It. L. Califf
had met his death at tho hands of another
party b-.si-i-s Short Griffin, tlie. tear
dimmed eyes of a grief-strick< n family
looked long and earnestly for the hand
which had c-o.iniias.scd Ills death, and bls
father, W. 11. Califf, Sr., sought to place
the heavy hand of tho law on the shoul
clei s of Giltnian C.irroll by going before J.
I'. Balkeom, justice of the peace, and taking
oath that it was Carroll’s hand that fired
the l ullets killing his s-'n. Giltm in Carroll
is the son of Dr. Carroll, now deceased, of
Augusta, and the l-roth- r-in-la.w of Dr. T.
S. Jone;-;, a prominent physician of this
place, at whose home lie was visiting at tho
time- of tlie tragedy. A sister of Dr. Jones
Is grief stricken at the turn affairs have
taken. When the officers in whose bands
the warrant for the arrest of Carroll was
placed < ailed at tin- home, of Dr. Jones,
Carroll had d’sappeared, having in some
mann-r received the knowledge that the
warrant harl b< - n sworn out. lie lias not
yet been found, and his friends make the
siatni-nt that Im will not lie, but will
make his ai>js-arancc- at the April term of
Twiggs superior court, in tie event any
iii.iii-trmnt is found against han. giving the
P- ctiliar nature of the iav. gov< rn ng com
mitment as a, reason for ills failure to go
into trial lieforc- a cmnmi I-.ng- c-ettrl. Tim
lav. is tlia.t to commit, no proof beyeind -a
r- isom ble < nl-t of the i ill of tile d
am is nee-ssary, but only such • vide eas
; a susjiicion of guilt n tho mlnd ol
the 1 i esi-.’ing justice.
The Parties to the Tragedy.
B. D. Califf was a. brother of W. 11. Califf.
Jr., a small rn-rcliant at this place, and
was hiimself a ■ rpenter. W. 11. Califf, Jr.,
n .m l-d a sis ter of Short Gritlin.
Short Griffin is a grandson of '’oloncl Short
Grltlin, -le-'-".'--l. who r-'pr- s-'iil- d the
comity of Twiggs several tim. s in tlie
1-;-isl -Hire, and was a.t one. time in tho
. -nate. from tills district, and a son of Short
Griffin, dveic:i. e<l, wl’.o w.:s a farmer. A
trai fatalitj ■ '
this nan: , and while Colon- 1 Short Griffin
dii 'l a natural -P-atii, all t'mse named alter
him have had ttic-ir llvs blotted -mt in a
v:->li-nt ni; -:: -r. Sli-mff Griffin, th-- father
of Hi-- young mm just kiil-d, f.-ll from his
w.-i"- n into a gully on the road from Macon
to J.-ff«nvill« . ami his n— k was broken.
This boy's uncle, Short Gr Ilin, was killed
il. a fight in Ker’m-- -w. < r I’.ir-l Cm <■, alley,
in Mm-m. hi :i fight, and tim l ist who bore
tl ; mt !.- met ii:s -math at the hands of
It. L. Califf <m the night of tho 14th in. taut.
<’. 1.. Jones was the son of Stephen
, I -oun.tj treasun r. flo v un
n rt ■ -and a pr- ti-.l usi u -
zcn. 11-- far-'.ied about imir nnh. 1.-.-m
Ji-ff- i sonvl:He was tin- first cousin of
Slmrt Grit! n mgl tim cousin "1' S. li. Joe. . .
tim sheriff of this counfy, and Dr. T. S.
Jems, tin- brothi-r-.n-la w of Giltman
c.rroil. Me., i’mma Califf, tho v, of
It. L. Califf. was, prior to ffi’.r marriage.
Miss Slapp- y, and is the ni- - «'l I
Sl-ipi c, a prominent plivsii-im of t- s
]>lm , . Sh-- is at ti-is wr.t .me r--- ing - asily.
.-,-en amputate-
Bittle Mary Pelt's is a ni-ot -Mrs.
■ n, and ; -laughter <>i
M rs. Salbe D. Pettis, of tliis place. The
I>: • I i. not doi: . w- ii. ■ iii• 1 11 • ' s
l-,r r< -,-ovi ry an- cxi e- dmgly slim.
A Bloo.y Si/ine.
Tho floor of th-- rooms, ai which the
tragedy . -■••ir.--d hav-- iml y< t b< - n -1-:im -
cd, and blood is smeared over tho iloor,
furniture- ai-l walls. It m a : ■■< ne> that
would nauseate the strongest stomach, yet
people, drawn by a morbid curiosity, are
constantly going in an-i gazing upon it. It
is ra.i.t■ - that of the whoh- number of
. ... . liri'd, not a single bullet lodged in
a him: I.ut ) iman tl- sh. Many i .-a rs aml
mm-ii pl. >-l w-mld have b--n saved In.d
the imuksimiimfiip been 1- as excellent.
Ta’ T.-isaCv.- Bimirm Quinine Tables. Ail
ill-m'-ae.s r- fund in-mey if fails to cure. 2‘e.
Tin -enuine ha I* B. Q. on each p ick m .
Eittlitr and Son Made Brave Struggle
Against Burglars.
Bittle Kock. Ark.. I •• :'.i! <-r 17.-Nt ar
Clinton, in Gan Buren < -.arnty, an m."-l
f . ■■; mt 1 Pat lon Culpepper
two .sons, one of whom v/.is married and
;■ small i.imily.
V. idle trie i nt he household were soated at
tlie snpi r nib'.e two whito im-n wearing 1
masks and heavily anro! suddenlj* spr.-ng
into th’., dining room, ai -1 ''. veilng tio r
weapons at the heads of the a; somhh tl
family, commanded them to nmain quiet.
It was the apparent intention of the men
to rub the house, but one of them began
firing into the people as they sat at tlio
tnble. < me- bullet from a winc'n ster struck
old man Patterson squarely in the mouth.
The wounded man sprung from the table
and darted into an adjoining room for his
pistol, lie there encountered one of tho
robbers and a hand-to-hai <i .’tru. v.'.e was
■ ■
the fray and as quickly joined by Patter
son’s brother and two sons.
Shooting imm«tiiatcly began <m both
sides, the oid m -n emptying his revolver
end the sons defending themselves as best
:’ • could. When the rubber:.- had ex
]■. . -.11 tic .!- ammunition th< y resorted to
t .eir knives and began slashing right and

wounded from the* rliie ball, as. is linished
with the knife, his throat being cut from
ear to tar. liis brother was knocked
senseless to li e* iloor ii'ier being slashed
wi’h knives erd the throats of both tin*
\ oung married son aed hi.-- wife were cut
by the robbers. The other sun was slot
through tile left arm and tlie right arm
was shatt- red.
The room in v.’lich the struggle occurred
pre -• • isi• d :: i• ■ some a< .• •. 'i'b<■ w liis
and coiling w< re ph re d by bn'le’s, win
dows and furi’.iture w< ’<- demoli'ho<i. blood
stain- were upon the a. .11s and blood stood
in pools upon tlie flour.
William Terriss, an English Actor, As
sassinated at Theater Door.
T.on-1-n. De-ember IG. AVillkun T. rriss,
th- well-known u-tor, wns n s.-ic.-iniitul,
'nit slabbed with a knife as In was - nt- r
ing the stage donrof the Adelphi theater tw
'i'- ■rri.'-'.s’s assassin is suppos--1 to be a
former super. The munl- r- r rushed at tqe
actor as h-- was stepping across the pavc
i-i- iit from h:s cab, and stabbed him just
Ixffiiw the heart. As the actor fell his
murderer was seized by people who were
outside the theater.
The wounded man was carried into tho
theater and doctors were < all--l f." -in tho
Charing Cross hospit'l, but *'erriss cx
pir- d in lift- en niluut- s.
Tlie assassin had the appearance of a for-
efgner and wore a long cloak. Terrisa fell
"My God! He’s stabbed me! Don’t 13t
him escape!”
Mr. Tcrriss attempted to speak further,
but It was impossible.
The murderer was taken to Bow street
police station, followed by an angry crowd.
His name was given as Archer. The mo
tive of the crime is not yet known.
Tho murderer gives the name of Richard
Arthur I’rince, but he was known ut the
theater as Archer. His wife has been etn
ploeyed there as a dresser. Since ho left
Hi.- Adelphi, Archer has several times beg
ged aid Hom the ditlcixiil theatrical funus
of whoso committees Air. Terr.ss was a
.Mr. Terriss had been staying at the HoteJ
Cecil and today he attended a meeting of
the Theatrical Benevolent Fund. Archer,
it app.-ars, who is well educatid and a
good singer, has been 1 ving in mean lodg
'ngs in the neighborhood of Bm-king-iam
j-alace. ll'- ha-l often b-.-n assist..l linan
ciallv bv Terriss and other members of
tim Adelphi, but of lat-- he- had laconm so
importunate thin Mr. ’1 erriss had r-1 erred
han to tin Actors’ J’enevolent I' un<l.
The understudy of the deccas.-d actor tells
a curious story of how last night he
dreamed that he saw .Mr. H-rr.ss Ij mg oti
a landing .--urroumle-i by a. crowd and rav
ing. Ile S.IJ s:
tbld my colleagues this morning ano
could not get the horrible dr,- an off my
inin-l th-’ w-liole day. Judge ol my lm*-
ror ->n arriving at tlie theater tonight just
as till- de, -I was pi rp- trated. 1 behove
that but for the police the crowd would
have lynched Archer."
AVilllam Terriss was born in Bondon
Oct'ob-r B. I’M. and --ame of an excellent
family. His father w.i a Relit'..-h county
gentleman, and liis mother :- n,ir
eel, brat-d liistor'an ol t-re-.c- . tin Lite
George Grote. Ter it - was a nom de the
ater. tlie r-.il nan.- of the ocei .mud actor
bi ing William J.-win.
Dearing Used Two Fistcis.
Louisvlli, . Ky., i> cc mbe r 17. Claudo
Bryant, a bartender at Abe Roberts’a sa
loon, this city, was shot ami kill- d this
mon ing by Curtis W. Do iring, son of
Charles T. Dearing, pr-sld -nt of the Beu
laville Book Company, and on. of the most
prominent citizens of Louisville.
Bryant was unarm--1, while Dearing
used two revolvers, firing nine shots in
all. The killing was --i.f.ivly unprovoked.
Peuving’ xv.is ;irr<si( ii .'•.nd pre.-'’iii <•«i in
the police court immediately ullei’ tho
Fought Over Cotton Bale.
Selma,. Ala., Deei-nib- r 17.—(Sp>-i’la,l.)—
Yesterday afternoon ai St. Clair, Lowndes
county, M. S. Mcßtu, a w< 11-known young
planter, killed G- org-- Thomps ui, a m : ro.
Thu affair happ- ried at M> Ra- 's gin,
where tim two men had a controversy ov< r
a bale of cotton. The negro advanced on
Mcßae with a knife. Alcßa.- lir.-I orm
shot, hoping' to se.'-i',' tim neero, but l-o
thr, w himself on Meiiac :■»<! -ait his <>v, r
coat In ral plac, M Rae, bri aking
away, ,-mpticd bi’ pistol at th.- m-gro,
killing hint instantly. Me I .a-' was in S-Inia
t-xlay ami engag'd conns, 1, who will de
f--:. I him at in-- j-o limitniry trial when
it is li- ld;
Suicide of Wealthy Hebrew.
Montgomery, Ahi., December Hi. (Spe
cial.—J. Schwed, a wealth NT w York H<-
brew, formerly of Montgomery, was founo
at hi.s room in a c;iy hotel this afternoon
under the influence of a powerful narcotic.
I’hy.-tic'ians admin'ster.'d to him without de
lay. but he -lie,! in f--w hours without
regaining consciousness. He was connect
ed v. : i th- Wall s reet firm of Henry
<'lew ■ .<■ < ■' I-- hml two grown sons it-
Ne.w York :in,l a daughter, -vim recently
married l’o,stoti;< e Inspe .or W. S. Ma.v- r,
of Chicago. S- awed attend'd afa tii-m
--abl" We,Mir,g her,' last night and w-m
among' the merriest of the gue.-ts. No
cause cun be asi ribe-l for his suicide.
Secretary Alger Reports Investiga
tions of Officer Ray.
Washington. De- emher 13.--In answer to
a senate resolution calling for such infor
mation as. the war departm-nt p-?ss<. sses
relative to the lack of food supplies on
tim Yukon rive’’. Secretary Alger toil ,y
n- i milted a letter reciting th s a lion in
sending Captain Raj, Iv-glith infantry, lo
tiia.;. country to invest If.a :-■ ami iiwio.-mig
coiiics of that officer's reports, Lite features
ot v. lileli have already been publish' d.
Secretary Alger says:
P'rom the.-c repot t it will be seen that
.. early us r Ist and while on
roi'le up the > liken Captain Kay was :n
c-ipt of information to the effect mat
miles-; some r. li.-: expedition was sent to
mining di tr.ct ■ tt vation, or at least
,: im Otimi soul ' . i.i 1e..: g 'I
lai-.n-w from tlie ■ namb.rs of cotnme, e
of i orila 'd and Tacoma, which, while un
ollhi il i n <1- partment believes to be tlmr
, . . tained that since
tin? imh ot August but LGJ tons ot pra
v'o;oiw have reached Dawson City by river
alal ti:a'.. the boa’s of two tralisportaticui
comp ■ ■ "■ 1111 tons ol sitfipl < 1
that' place W'-re ohliAd to -liseharg-' their
freight nt Fori Yultii'., -InO miles north of
i-.v. ■on G" - . ow ng m Ihe lowness of
, , these two points. It is
ji.,l ;, :,;amd from tiir, -• in-l'pendent sources
■ |i, p pula lon of Dawson and vicin-
:: ■■ ■ >ber of til's ■ ' r was estimated
|,,q ]. .- K than 5.-lUO. and probably was
much in exe of that numl -r, and that
,-■ tn, -. 1 -1 tion ■■ ’ Dai on City and
... ,c,. country tributary thereto a large
toinib- r of Arm-rican citizens are reported
io have insufficient food lo last them
through tl.-- winter and. that many are
absolut, ly desti ut<
German Barber May Have To Occupy
Electric Chair Yet.
New York, li-eoml' : 11- ("i ii'l -; Zanoll.
bat her who ■ ■■ ■ been held o , su >!< lon
of causing tTi-- d-ath of th,- many people
upon whose deaths he col.Tcti d Inst ranc ■.
w..s arraigned In the pollc, court today on
the -barge of homicide in causing the
death of Jennie Suhmer, his fourth and last
wife, by tin- use of poison or some other
The charge was based upon the result of
the preliminary examination upon the
body of Jennie Suhmer, which was ex
humed yesterday. The neath certificate o.”
that woman gave typhoid fever ns the
cause. The cursory invesiiwitlon made by
ti'.e experts yesterday proved that typhoid
fever wax not a direct cam e of death.
Zanoll has already plea-ied guilty to tho
charge of defrauding an insm lie- com
pany, but has posidveiy denied that he was
in any way r, sp- nsible for th<? deaths of
his four wives and Cm other persons whose
insurance he obtained.
Zanoll was held without bail on the
-•barge of liomlidde. He will be examined
on Saturday next.
Throughout tii,' proceedings today Zanoll
appeared perfectly cu.m.
are widely known.as an admirable remedy
for Bf'incliiiis, Hoars,ness, Coughs and
I hrent troubb s. Sold only in boxes.
They Were Asphyxiated.
Toledo, 1i,.',-inner H. Lemke,
aged twenty-two. and his sister, a f-w
v,-ms younger, were found dead in their
1 t-d- this morning and In an adjoining room
J tad Lemke, father of the two ehildr n,
was found in a dying condit'on. Escaping
coal gas from a stot was cause.
iSopher Sentenced To Hang’.
Harr:: onvi .- . . D--• mlii-i 11. Hatt s
Sopher, who mtirlend his w fe and tw->
children at Arci-i . .Mo., in I ’d. was e:--
tenced t<iday to la ha iged -■ F iruary 4tn.
Found Hanging in the Woods.
Oswego. N. Y., Dec-mb.-r 13. Christian
Dolison, a Sw- d- en route from Ch - ago to
Sweden, was found hanging in the woods
near I' rniiard’s, this county, ye.st rday.
C. B. Collins Acquitted.
Jacksonville, h'ia.. December 17. —C. R.
Collins. , x-.state treasurer, was acquitted
today <>f Hie . mb' zzlement of j:52,000.
The il'-f- i.-iant did not d-'iiv that he was
short that sum. but d - lar--I that th-re
was no intent to defraud. Banks in which
he had deposited state fundri failed.
BrooKs and Reynolds Are Hanged Side
by Side.
Early Ont of Bed the Condemned Men
Converse with. Callers.
Only a Few Witnesses Admitted to the
Execution, but Thousands Stood
Around on the Hills.
Jefferson, Ga.. December 17.—(Special.)—
Wrapt in shrouds as white as their crime
was blm k, Bud Brooks and Grady R< y
nolds db <1 at the end of ropes swinging
from tlie sum«- ban here today. Willi
pray- rs upon tn-ir lips—ptay- rs that could
bo heard by those outside tlie inclosutx—
for the salvation of their souls, tile two
m> i; dropp-,1 thiough the trip within a
foot of each ot h< r, i heir last words cut
Short by the r,-pe t-r at ■ ning about their
Two scores of people saw the two mur
derers shoot downward, whil-- a throng on
the outside knew that tin- sentence of tho
court had b-■ n carried out by tlie rattle
of the trap as it struck against tho sup
ports of tlie platform upon which the
men had stood.
Soon after G o'clock Sheriff Brazelton en
tered the jail, and finding both rn- n up.
asked them w iat they wanted for br,.ak
fast. He told th,on what ho had. and R< y-
IK-Ids, with calmness that would have
b M.-.n mor,- natural In a restaurant than In
u jail, gave the order:
"i’ll take,” in said, "s >me spar,-rib, some
sausage, a slice of ham and some good
coffee, if ft. stilts you.”
"Ail right, . ■ ' • piled th ■.- ■ Iff.
"What will you have, Bud? ’
"Oh, the same will do for in, .’’ an
swered Brooks.
The nu n w- re escorted to the -arri ige
by the sheriff and his deputies, and w- re
soon inside it. Tlie guar,l was fortn--I
about the carriage and tie hot: i-s . ' ' d
off for the galb-ws. A ride of fifteen min
utes brought the ’arriago to the
of the inclosure. Tho rid-- had keen made
through a great throng of |.nop!e. Every
one wanted to see the two tr.-n, and there
was lots of rti’ ... r-ti'-cking as •■nr-
rlage passed al m- the str, , Is over which
it rolled to th gallows. Tin laticed
over the- crowd and spoke to quite a numbev
who called out to therm At the inclosar-v
Sh-rift’ J ;t"i;-.«’l:-m uil' -l a wagon and
asked for- ' ■ then said the two
men t tl r 1
outside, ted th rowd to listen
Both Ken Talk.
Brooks was then led from tho carriage to
gon, the
sheriff showed none of tlie fear which had
mark'd the ,ar ■ morning hours. Tho
sheriff placed his hand u; m Brooks’s shoul
der. and turning to the crowds, said:
“Fellow citizens, let me intreduce Mr.
Brooks first. H. will make hi. ;-ta.tem<-nt
first, and I want von all to give him your
It was more 1" intro.liiclng a sjio.aker
a.t a political ■ ip;-; than handing up
;i. ijmm '.<• w > t ■ iiak'- liis ■■■■-•- ik : -
Brooks’s; voice was even ami qmet. He
declared that he had nothing to say more
than v. ■■ ■ I when he delivered his
statement in the courthousi-. lie said- that
that statement was the truth, and tiiat
he dh.l not want to retract anything he had
said at. that time. He declared that ho
was not present when M- rehan' Hunt was
kill, il, but said that lie was wiling to <lio.
He am- rted that he km w It w.-m right that
he should bang, but said it w.is an aw.ti
thing. He Li. certain that Ills s'ti.t ii d
bei n forgiven, and de-dared that he was
going right home to heaven.
"Will you meet Hunt up there?” sonic one
In a tr- e top mar by called out.
Brooks pa’d no attention to the Inquiry,
and concluded by expressing the hope tiiat
Im had not offended any one. As he linish
ed 11- s opped 1 ■'k and In pin cri ing.
In the s- :m- n -nn- r :-'i-< riff Brazelton fn
tr-.-lee* 1 1 R, vis■ -'s. Ho ghtjiee*l liver the
crowd, l asting his eyes in all dir, ction.
"I know,” he said, “that 1 ought to be
hanged. I have done wrong, an,l 1 am
sorry for it; but 1 am satisfied that God
has forgiven tr . 1 don't fear le.nh, and
am ready to go. I regret th,- er me 1 com
mitted. and It is all dim to 1,. d company
and whisky. I want you ail to do better
than I have done. Read your Bibles and
pray. It wiil do you mor, good than bad
company and whi.-.ky. God bies.s you all.
7 air arms ha-l already bv-n tad, and out
dttle mo.-' wis rn essary. Th,- sh 'ff
turned the men over to tin- ministers, and
praver was offered, during w'.-K-h both men
l’. .■ i low. With the prayer the
sheriff asked th men if they ti.sl am-thing
were Inside the inclosure, and both men
expressed a d. ire to shako hands with
them. Gno only o:' tho ’three went upon
the scaffold an I hade tin- two m ■'.■i.-sins
g< odbj . The . ' <1 liis doputa quick-
ly pinioned the feet of tim two men, and
birth began praying. They prayed loud,
loud enough for those on the outside to
hear what they said. As they prayed, tho
sheriff hurried down the s'.ei.s to the
trigger. M hen he had reached it, he call
ed out:
“Are you ready?”
Both men. i
to give an affirmative answer and then
resumed their last supplication. T':e!r
words floated, out on the air, and w-re
echoing through the inclosure wh.-n
Sheriff Brazelton pulled the triggi r. There
was a clatter as the lioards hit i< upport,
and then tim two forms swung round and
finally becanm still. It was tz.ts o’clock
win-n the sherilf l. t them through the trap
anil Brooks was dead in a little ov, r
thirteen minutes, while Reynolds showed
signs of lit, for a quarter of an hour.
History of the Crime.
Tim crlnu for which Brooks mil Rey
nolds were liarg' I was one of singularly
brutal and revolting clmraet' r.
Their victim, M. C. Hunt, was a prosper
ous merchant >f Belton, a small town lit
this county. In tim latter part of last Feb
ruary Reynolds approached Hunt and Said
that he und< rstood th t h (Hunt) was
looking for a purcha ,-r for his stock of
goods. After s"’iie dmk.-ring a trade was
t •!/ D-* w o 3?' bw
Zy th.,l dyppopsia h\i«ls on down to const!inp
tion. if you can’i eat and dij^i"! your food,
yon can t live. You don’t n< * d any doctor
to tell you that, iw< n! through ali l’i;it expe: i< neo
inyseli. First. • yspepsia, then liver complaint,
then consumption, jt had artimlly reached my
li’iies. I got no help in thin counti ? nor Loudon;
but a Paris physician cured me with
and I have since cured thousands will) it who were
going io piece:- the same way. First the stomach,
th<n tlie liver, then th; 1 lungs. I can't say for
curtain at what Mage Floranlexion will or will
not ctire consumption; but I know positiwly. and
1 can prove it, tha. it wiJl cure the worst < use of
<lysp<*psia ever known on this earth. 1 will send
asampie br.ttlo free by injt’i. Addros
FRANKLIN HART,II4 West 32d St., New York,
DrutjyiNts m-ll it Jfil.OO a bvtiit J •
Mention 'The Constitution-
made, and Hunt demanded his money. Rey
nolds claimed that he ran a bank account
at Jefferson, and suggested a trip across
tho county to that town, saying that It
would be pleasant to stop en route and en
joy a bird hunt.
They set off in Hunt’s buggy, and this
was the last seen of tho merchant alive.
Tho story that Reynolds told on his first
trial was to the effect tiiat he iiml Brooks
had an equal share in the affair, and on
his evidence they were both convicted and
seritenced to die on September 21th. All
was in readiness for the execution, when
Reynolds, who had lately been very devout
tn his prayer and fastings, confessed. The
attorneys of Brooks, on the strength ot
this admission, .‘■'cured an order from tho
superior court judge, carrying the latter s
case before tlie supreme court lor final
The three brothers of the murdered man,
then present in Jcfb-rson, did not wish the
murderi rs to hang s- parately, as th< y ft ar
id Reynolds’s ilea'li might create a sentl
nn nt in favor of Brooks. At thmr in
stance Governor Atkinson respited Reyn
olds for thirty days, to afford the stipr, mo
court an opportunity of pm-i-ing on l.ioi.k. a
case. That 1 >ody just latt ly rendered an
adverse d "cision, and Brooks was res im
tenced to hang D< eember 7th. Reynolds s
reprieve expired before that dam. but lie
was again r-ipited, so that he and his
fellow in crinm might dlo at 'the same time.
John Morpr.n, 'Who Killed Ills Bene
factor, Hanged in West Virginia.
Rip!, v. W A'a., December IG. John Mor
gan was hanged here this afl-rno-m. Tim
drop fell without any unu mil it ; ■ it, ex
cept thirt M irga n broke down <1 ' ,'
forenoon and spent Uho time crying. He
r, covered so as to go on the scaffold with
cotnpc sure.
Mrs. Edward Green, a well-to-do widow,
sped m venty years; her two daught' rs by
Imr first httsbaml. Alice and Matilda I’tost,
and her son. James Green, a'" I about
twentv, lived a short distance from Rip-
Icy. Mrs. Green had taken John Morgan m
as an orphan boy ami given him a hoim .
About three y ars ago Im married, on
av.»linesday overling, Nov. ml- r Ith, he
called at the house and asked Matilda.
J'fost to cut his hair. Sim invited him to
nmaln un.il morning, when she would
do the favor for him. Th- next morning
Grt-en went out to feed :1m stock, accom
panied by Morgan, who soon returned to
th. house, saying Green 1 id gone to set
h s traps. Whil, - ■ '■ " v - ' ' ”
■ , ~ ist Morgan picked up
a hatchet and assaulted Matilda Pfost,
striking her twi- ■ upon the head. She ran
Into th. ■ porc'a, while Morgan turned upon
Alla, Pfcst ami f lied In r with tim hate!:"’.
?.!org’:m i-'ft Alic,* to quiet .Matilda. ,'.d
nmii.’i" d to get out of the house, and it
u is ■■ •', >’v.rd ; solely on Imr inform,'tion
tii -: id.a;titv of the murderer w is known.
Horg: u lor, dll way a.to the room ',f
cld ’.I:-. Cr- en. and after d. . per.-i’o
imr I rt .m' <1 er to
■ . hatchet .l a . Gr<
body ■■■ : s found n< ar a eorncrib Morgan
was siiie’tly afterward;-; captured in tl.o
A few day i ho escaped ' :
captured. Alorgaii.-s correct name was John
T. Raines.
His father killed bls wife’s jov.-r same
years ;u - and was Idm if Itiii'd by :,u
oflic, r who was in pursuit of him.
Sousafc Maker. Char "'ecl with Murder,
Faces a Jury Again.
Chicago, De.-mnber 14. -After two we-ks
spent in securing a jury, the second trial
of Ad dph i.. Luetg ■ burlj saus igo
manuafcti.rer, ttecns-d <>f murdering h:s
ife. Loui ;a, was ■■ on mi need befqt Judgi
Gary tod::;, . Th. courtroom v. a <-..iv.-: •!
■. ■ • , taken, w! le >t of
men ■nd v orm nst 'inr m s Imhint the
and get a gltmpsi th, m an wl’.o is ch
ed th boiling bls wife in c lustic pot .
in one of his own sausage vats.
The arrai:;;' :,;--nt of the courtroom was
different fimn tho former trial. The jury
sat in seats directly in front of Jud; o
Gary’s b- nch. while facing tim jury and
to the right was placed the witness chair.
This arrang<-me:il, while alirn, t hiding tho
jury from the vi- w of tim pr siding judge,
I ■ , ■ the . ■' -- - face to fac< with both
jndg. and jury. Til ■' Was t'm plan .id-.,,; .1
Im Jud; ,- Gary in turn fanmiis trial ol' tlie
llay lark t . eight y, ars ago,
ovei- wiii'di be pn sidt- t.
Til pros.-eilt :>'l . us in the f.irtm r trial,
wa.s i' l-i ' n'. <1 by Stat, ’s A.: torrmy Den en
rind Assistant States Attorney McEw- n.
whi'd Liu tgurt had a.t ni:- side as his <1 -
fend, rs Attorneys Harmon, R is,- and Ke
; hoe.
Assistant State’s Attorney McEwen made
tim opening addr- .-'.s for tin- suite.
Juror Is Bounced.
Chicago, I>. cemLer IG.—A la w clem, nt in
the Liietgert co involving the oi-l lir-it
between nr,’.in ami non-union labor, wa.-i
injected In tim course of today’s pr,
Ings in the l.imtgert trial mil in .v • r.i' '
th-i work of securing a jury to 1 e b, .m.:i
A.t the opening of court counsel for the
defens'.- challenged, for e.iiise, Henry Loe.s
berg. the last man sele-.ied to hear tlie
evidi ce, alleging that he ras intens !j
hostile to the defendant.
itai.-ib' :g boasts of the fact that he Is
not a mi-nil- rof any union. He is i pi- -
m m in the , nrploy of a Job printing es
tablishment which is in trouble wi'li tlie
unions, and. some time ago was set upon
b 3 men all fed to be union workei Th y
threw red pepper in his eyes and for a
t. me it was feared that Im would 100
his sight. B.'ia.’-berg was chosen as the
twelfth juror In the Luetgert trial at a
time when state and defense had each
but one peremptory challenge remaining.
He was accepted by the defense with a
certain degree ot reluctance. ,
An affidavii from Albert J. Mallory, a
union pressma.n. forme’. i.\ < imaged oy the
firm which employs Emasberg, was p:.-
seiiled, in wilt, 11 th?, affiant declared Unit
o:i no I- is than a d< : ~‘ii oe-' isioiis l.o.is
bei’k exj ressed him' If as b :.ng in lavor
of a rope for Luetgert.
The charges mg.mst Hoasberg mime a
set sation in the courtroom. B< d< s tie
testimony of '.Mallory .-eV-rnl ol ’.he l- ilow
workmen of Boasberg were heard, and at
the conclusion ot Ib.eir irnmny a r-. ■ - >
was taken. Luetgi " was furiou
left the courtroom, ami said that 11 h
had never committed murder b.-ior, bo
would do it then could he lay hands on
i Joil-Sbe I g ■
Jud a 'e Gary called Roasb,-’rg before him,
gave him the a.lternat v, of resigning from
tim jury or of b- ing di eh i . d. The Juror
-d" to l<-sign and WHS iltllll. dm i • i?'
diseh.'i rg, d. The ik-lcii.se waited i’s el.dm
to" the right to discharge the other nmm
b. rs of the jury, thus removing Um d.-m. - f
~?■ long' t e-up. A p in-
■ reinen orderd . y the. >
the attorneys for th' state and the
f..,:50 v. il tomorrow attempt to secure an
omer juror.
Luetgert Jury C inplcted.
Clim .yo, jj.c.-inb. r 17. ■ more twelve
im u it in the box to hoar hi,’ i vm. imo
.... ? to si ow he jullt ■ ■ fnnoc
of Adolph L. Lu' tgi-rt, ali -gvd w.L mur-
The mtn who will tako tim place <>f
Henry Boasb, ig is Robert Ynn ; i i hoe
makt r, fortj ive years old Thori were
tbreo consultations b, loro Aimers was
To clear Taietgert. his attorneys will in
the trial now coinnienc, 4 Introduce a new
line of defense.
in iraii'.ta'nlng tlie theory that Mrs.
I ii. t;:-rt is still .-''ive, her acquaintance
with Robert Davey an Englishman with
engaging manners, who is bl.inwd by Luet
gert lor his business troubl-s, will be
brouglit out in court, ami the fact dwelt
upon that Davi .v, who co ’.ducted i lie nego
tiations with Luetgert for 'he incorpora
tion and enlargement of his bnsimss, was
very polite to .Mis. Lin rt, paying imr
marked attmii’on, and frequently, so it is
said by close tri-nos of Luetgert, spending
almost tim eir.ir, day with her in tin
jioi . l i oiii winch the st:i:e maintains ii r
Im; band lured 1 r to het death in the ba:-.-
... .;. ol i. • adjoining snusttgi ftudory.
D.iwy left Cnic.mo last January, osten
sibly lo get the money for the sale of Li'- t
gir/s .‘aw’age manufactory to a Dutch
syndicate. Mrs. Luetgert disappeared oni
tho night of May Ist.
Whether the two corresponded in tne
meant,nm cannot be learned, bin that tho
pair w. re greatly Interested in each other ,
will be alleged, and upon 'this line t’ lo
accused will base liis defense. I
Mrs. Merry's Slayer Caught.
Chicago, Dec. nibcr ]G. -Telegrams today
from the Clhieago detectives sent to Ft ini e
ton, Kv., say the two men under arr«?st
there are Prince Merry, the peddler and
his alleged accomplice, Smith. ’1 he pair
tiro wanted for the murder of Merry s
Mrs. Merry vvajt beaten to death with a
stove poker. Her disappearance was com
plete as that of Mrs. Luetgert, the wife
of tho rich sausage maker, now undergo
ing a second trial for wife-murder, but
after sharp work by tim police, the body
of Mrs. Al't-rj- was finally discovered in
a, hastily tikade grave, in a ditch outside
tho city.
The telegram stated that the Identifi
cation of the two fugitives was complete
and requested that another officer bi't
to Frmcetmi at once to as.-inting' in ing- I
ing the prisoners io Chicago. An officer .
was sent this afternoon, having in Ills
possession the ri-wnril offered for Merry's l
and Smith’s capture anil tim proper h .mil
pa purs to secure possession of the pr.son-
I’r’n,-. : un, Ky.,December 1G Chicago ofll
ctals arrlv-d h re this morning and recog
nl:' <1 Merry, the wife murderer, and Smith,
a-compile, . As soon as requisition pa
pers com,? they will be taken to Chicago.
The Plans of His Ohio Opponents Have
Been Formed.
Washington, December 15.—(Special.)—
Mark Hanna’s cnenii'-s are preparing to
spring' the dea,llo<-k racket on him out in
Glilo H.d Mark is in danger.
Tim mysterious hints thrown out by the
enemies of the big boss that they would
si ill “do him up" are cxpl.iiiii'd by tho
latest Infomratlon from the Buckeye state,
mid them i.-ems to be something tangible
In it .ill. Tim plan of the atiti-Hanna
teen Ims its basis on tim ability of :l few
men to deadlock tim legislature and pre
vent t.bu eh--tion of anybody—a power tiiat
has been demonstrat, d many times and
very ricently. They are working, not for
any man. but again -t. one man, and to car
ry their end will make any sacrifice.
A. prominent Ohio republican who Is Imro
tells me that Kurtz has fifteen men alxso
hitely pledged to follow ills direction and to
volo against Ji inna first, last and all tho
time; that there are others who have
P' d d i!: -m. eh > s to loin the b illers af
ter ballo no n tter whti the cau-
cus may decree, ami Im sun. up tlie .sit
uation by declaring tiiat if .H.'.nna Is not
, on th" first ballot he will never se-
cip'.- tho coveted prize.
1 hav-- doubled al! tho time the anti-
Danna nicti to malt.’ good their bluff.’, and
I. am .ill of ill',’ opln on lb it when It corni-s
• , ■ , . . - , . i ■ e barrel kept on
tap b.- the Cleveland millionaire would
show-up under tho wire ai the lead, but
tir'im fellows are so positive In their dec
larations and tin ’.r opinions are so gener
ally entertained by the Ohio democrats
who are watching developments witn gr.-it ;
intel'. :t. that 1 mil L- g'.ii. ng to think tli'-re
may I.- .- in it! '• ; in then:.
There can b,- no <1 mb, of the ability of
a few mon to prevent tim election of Han
na. Wh it w;'s don" iii K- iitueky, to tako ;
the most familiar instance, <m be done In j
Ohio. Tho repimlican majority in the Ohio ‘
tture not over five on the most
lib. ral count and that puts those Inde
pendent r- publi.-iins from Cincinnati dmvn
to; r -.u’a. . No man can be elcete.l sena- |
tor who does not y t a full majority of tho
•, _ ;the anti-Tlamina men ;
claim, iif’e--I r-' i’d ’'. mm i'- r use to vm • ’
n;i and ’ ' ' '
jig is tip for the big bos’. Those men ,
<::n create a !"mem,, nt de dlock : nd .-in I
prevent anybody b> ing oil cted. -Jal :h v, ill I
lervo their purpose just as well as tho clec
' ■ . republ in other tha : Hanna,
perhaps better.
Hanna’s Defeat Predicted.
Columbia-:, < >.. D • mber 1... (Speehil.)-
All.- i <>. Myers g: - out ! ."■ statement
, the >. ocratlc st it< committee rooms
to V that .Vry <L tno. t ike mernb rof the I
legislature would be :n his scat at the time I
of tim s- mitori.il election r. ady to vote ■
for a republ ■' 1 ■ ! 1 '
republican would have to In? a free silver j
Tim an' l-Hmina r-; ' ans now claim ;
t v enty-seven ; ' Han: i r< publican votes, ■
.■xclusiv,- of Redkey, of Highland, and ;
Smith, of Del:, ware, who sire, known to ’
look upon Senator Hanna with disfavor.
t tor Foraker w i In re today ostensi- I
■. ,i iius'nc: but pent several
hours with Governor Bi .. 11 at the iat -
l. r's office. Ili'pr. nlativ" Redkey S’ltO
nut t.m s uator mid th" governor.
Ar, pul'.' -an ante oi’ ’< ■ i.' 11 si id '.cdoy that
(1; , wa;s .... Hamm < ild not be r. -■ 1.
It. i« SI; ' ' ■
cans will n< t ” into the caucus call' <1 by
S*n.itor Ha n i s L’ri'iids, but will hold one
of t ?' ir own.
Hanna Returns to Washington.
V. '.-hmgton, D comb r 15. -Senator IT.tn- '
n : i of Ohio, return- *1 '. - !’■ ■■ hlngton to— j
p’-'l'l in apnari’fitly good health.
Relatives of the Late Thomas Hussey .
BC'P'in a Legal Battle.
New York. Dcc.-mb, r 13.—The will of tho i
lat.- 'i'lmm.'i - I!:’: ; ?y. of Montgomer.v, Ala., ■
vim wms foimd c;i low: r Lt’omlw iy in
Brooklyn, -n Ai’.'.'nst 7th last, in un uncon
scious <ot liii.m. with bonds and stocks in ;
hf S posi ■ ’ion worth ?35,(00. is b< ing con- i
]yn. Tl ■ ■ tants are Eiiza betii Worrell, j
J, r.'ti.i Madan, 'William J. Ward and ‘
S iadrad Hus;-ey. The first three named |
come, from Montgomery, Ala., while Shad- |
ra<l Hussey is from England.
Thomas Hussey wan taken to a hospital. |
A lew days later the courts directed that !
Im should Im taken in charge by his grand
nieces, .Miss 1’ irriet Michell and M-n-y Ann
Donohue, of Brooklyn. Hussey died at the
r-sideimo of h’s nieces on August 2Sth, af
t' r having been attended by Dr. Joseph M.
Laub. Dr. Rauh is ex.cutor of tho will, |
whi; h was drawn a day after Bussey’s ar- ’
•■lva! it the 1< .sidence of Ills ni - es.
An estate of J’b.OOO was left by Hussey ’
to lie (livid, d into equal parts for the I
two grandni' ces. I ndue infbi. f.i ■■ is chnrg, d
b cd by the
s, who t Mt Hu
was not influenced in any way.
I’art of the estate is mil e.statc. in Mont
National Ccmniittee Convenes in St. '
Louis Early Next Mouth.
Cleveland, <>., D, eemli, r 14.—Tho nation- I
til committee of tim m opl- party will um.-t ■
in St. Louis January 12th, t,> p' pin, tho
call for its national convention, which will I
be held in April.
Th!;; will be the convent! in of the middle- i
of-the-ro.;d populists and they conic thus
ernly to tim front l.‘, cause they (l -iir to !
place their platfoirn before Hie country at
once to avoid possible fusion.
Ii is stated t' at tin main nlnnk in tho '
platform v> ill be a. demand forth,- referen
Lawyer Cliailes Butler Dead.
N’w fork, I >eci miier 13.- Charles Butler,
plJlantl,. ipist and lawyer, died at ills onio
in tins city today. Mr. Butler xius born at
K.mi- rhook I muling in February. ISO 2. H’s
mother was a descendant of Oliver Croni-
Wl 11.
V/c will give onn lady in each town or vlllarn p full i
■*t kl. .»•> ; i •... • . [doin
■' ' worn I ti;i’ wiH dev ('lop | j it . I ’.>t or an v pa,, of the '
i .I He sot ir. r. m<»v e x - . ! i,. . ... v Vri. •( » L :v for
'* M. VV’IGGIJNb. 112 w v.m ,u-; sired. X<".v York. ;
Mootiun The Cuustitutiuii,
Scrofulous Homur
Blood in a Terribio Condition and
A!l Run Down In Health - Has Be
come Strong and Healthy.
“I was all run down, blood in terrible
condition and I was troubled with a severe
scrofulous humor which caused me great
suffering. 1 took medicine for a long
time but received no permanent benefit.
At this time I was working in a general
store, and I thought I would look over the
medicines and see if I could find some
thing that would hit my care. I read un
advertisement of Hood’s Sarsaparilla and
concluded to try it- The first bottle
helped me wonderfully and I continued
its use until I had taken nine bottles. By
this time I felt like a new man, and since
then have not been sick n day. lam now
strong and healthy and I have such confi
dence in Hood’s Sarsaparilla that J recom
mend it as the best medicine on earth.”
John J. Little, Munnsville, N. Y.
Isthc best-in fact the One True Blood I’crifi- r.
Prepared by C. I. Hood & <’"-. I
•" ~ are the best aiter-dinner
Hood’S PsiaS pills, aid digestion. 25c«
Continued from First Page.
fared against the appointment of -I- ’I
Paxton to be Interstate eommenm commis
sioner. After referring a comniunh ata n
from tho New Jescy fed< ration of tra'l"s
In i"i’. r- a' " to a ■ :;■ ssed report
board of arbitrators in regard to stril: ,
Edward Harford, of the Hallway Lia
ployies’ Union fraternal d. b gii.'c from
England, and Hou. J. H. Wilson, associat-,
fraternal delegate, followed and address. 1
tim federation.
M. Henri Cardozo, a representative of the
French government investigating the ; le, I
industries in the United States, wa.s pr, -
seated and spoke briefly, explaining the
purposes of ’his visit. l’i? sid-.iit Gornp- i .
in answer, said the federation invited 1>
Vestlgation and referred M. Cardozo to lay
leaders of the organization familiar •tvita
tile steel indusir t. .s.
Tlie report ot urn committee that ben'-
licial a u lie given the textile w >r<o r
Atlanta and that an adviser be sent to
them, aft< r ;;om< diseuas on, wa.s adopt, .
Then came tlie sth of the afleriuio ,
when a resolui.on was taken np prov.-i
--ing for a firotest on the part oi Hie x
eeut.ve council against tho reported , -
posed appointment of J. li. Paxton to lo
m.ci state commerce commissioner.
it was referred to tlie committee on r- .o
lut ions.
'ibis announcement of the sense of ti'»
resolution and the action ot th<. fedora:;..>n
was followed up by P. J. .MiGu.ie n i
caustic speech and amid much app -i
he moved that the presidetit of the :
eration bo instructed to telegraph the pr- -
Idi-nts of the orgunizations a. most v:
protest against the. rumored appointor a
of Paxton. Tltis motion was entl
cally supported by many speakers and « i
carried unanimously. The Paxton r ■ola
tion will be report d tomorrow. 1>• trot,
during the session, put in a strong bld :' r
the next meeting.
Discussed Convict Work.
Nashville, Tenn., Deceml* r 16. Tho
American Federation of Labor net today
In adjourned session. The < omniitt,■■ < t
resolutions introduced a resolution wh,. i
h:-'! been prepared and submitted by I’■ 1-
gate W. E. Klapaseky, oi the Journe;
Barbers' International Union, urging : vi
Federation of Labor to give its e.irn st ■ 11-
eouragement to the proposed legislation ia
behalt of the union barbers ol tae coo.,
'ln. ri'.soluiUin w.,-. di? i. ,d ■ ■ (
delcgut, and illtully rcfi i. . ■ .
branches witnout ricommend,-tion.
session was imn ot uie spe* . u < o iim
on vonvi t labor, it was Hu .• • oi ?
cutnni.lieu tli.it tha emp.o. :w ii. i 1 <
vlcl labor should b ■ pi imai -y fur
support, and at the inruie.-i lor tnc m '>
ing of goods will, n .siiuuld be US' d ill
institinions. Tao eom entr.ai:oii of , ■
labor upon special industii-'s mis ; . i
. ; ' :.: ■ 1 ■ .■' tO til'
is forced to tow wages by tin: conip, '
oi’ iii" cheap convict article. ’1
legislation of the state of i’• nusy i. .in
the subj.et is to be comnu ndid. It ; J
vided that not more than 3 ja r .
the prisoners of tlie state shall b, -a.,
in any one industry, and the intro. .•
of labor saving machinery is i
The Southwick bill, which is the fi.il
dii.'.d before congress, . nil.-J..?
of tin? conindli, ■ . an I il i. r, < mini
that it. bo sanctioned by tin fe.l, i •
This bill provides an eight-hour ,l ...
th.- prisoner, and will permit only a
jiercent.age of eonvieis to be emp!' l
one iiKlustry. Furtljer, it nt k
demeanor for any one to tr.iiis;
products of convict labor from o; ■■
i ■ , ir, or to th<
During tho afternoon rcss’on
Warmr explained that lr had i.o
toward President Gompcrs in !■ ■
the attention of the fed .it i t < 1
tls- m.-nt of Siegel, Cooper A Co., in it
Gompers Is President Again.
Nashville, Tenn., December IS. At
scission of the Am- r.can Fed' r
Labor, the committer on pr, ;-:•!■ it"
port tvcomniei’ded that the pr- ■;
an app. al to the unions of th" i "
striking engineer;; of England. It ?
vis -I that, rile federafion appropri ■
for this purp":-".
-rntiel Gomp. rs and l.rm st I.’
I'lilladelph.a, w-re iioni’n '.■ i '
dent. ’J bo vote r- .-lilt'd: Go: .)'• ’
Ki-.i't -117. Th- announcement was i
ed with applause.
P. J. McGuire and Janies Dm: ■
placed iu nomination for first vl ■ i
dent and second vice pr, s'.,l,mt, : I
imously elected; Robert Askew v • '
third vice president without oppu.-i
M. M. Girland became fourth vi" P '
dent by unanimous vote. George
non was chosen treasurer and I’r? '■
rison secretary, without opposltim
Kansas City gets convention iu xt ’ r
A Wonderful Talking’ Macl
Perfection has at last, surely b.-.
ed in talking nmcli.m i. Th, 1?
.most perfect machine has just co
lt Is loud and char ur.d r, ;>i ,d
speeches from the most noted .-'.i
songs fi-'mi the world’; < itest
niusi.' from the grim,. st ban 1 .
of this wonderful machine is ba’
it affords a wonderful opport mi :y ’
who wish to g’vu public ent, v
This machine is now eon roil. ; ’
catalogi:" and full part ul.irs • ■■
from. Sem ■. it-I*!>u ■!< x Co., g
eu: tills nolle" . '.it in,l <ii,l .
a book telling all about It. ’
Stricture Cured.
Satisfaction guarant -id. Dr. Tm'ker, A-t-
Junta, Ga.
A Statement of the Amount ' t!G
Percentage Accrued to I.
Agreeablj- to the conditions
missing word contest wo pre t
th,? sum to be used forth- ;
up to and including Deceiub":’ is>li
11! Per cent of the amount re.
scriptions from contestants
compared with th. aniounl p'"-.
cember 21, j'l'G, $.103.c0, in tl- - m ’ "
word contest, whieli corn,'.-pond..
with the tim,? of this emi: st, :i k "
crease is shown. \A e paid out I"
L. Brittain 51,U33.50 on the tii.: ‘
and we 1 ■ the present one ?
SI.G(Xi to s2,w>Q; every otic who c itc 1 '‘'' r
tho rules increase: the arnoin
Y’.'e would be glad to publish u- - ■'’• k
tb'it OV’:l' s.,'i(l is subject io tii '
n"t ''ait until the last moment m . ' ’•>*
and send in your word, it will in.,3 4
rush about Christmas time when e\ :!•'
body wants to get ;i dav oil'. S, nd
favorite word thi- we. I;. 'You ~m 1 . >»’• *”
if you will just think.

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