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THE COFFER V . -S Issued Thursdays. CLIFTON, ARIZONA, DECEMBER 14, 1899. Vol. 1; No. 35 HORRIBLE CRIME. A Brnte Burned at the Stake in Ken tucky for Rape and Murder. Marysville, Ky., Dec. 8 Dick Coleman, the negro murderer of Mrs. Lash brook, was taken from the officers by a mub of 1,000 men and burned at the stake, in the presencebf fully 5,000 persons. The tnob, led by the husband of the ne gro's victim, dragged the shrieking criminal through the streets, bound him to a small tree, set fire to brush about him and stood guard until he was dead. As the flanges arose around Cole man his horrors increased. He made vain effort to withdraw his limbs from the encroaching fire, his eyes rolled in a frenzy of suffering. The ropes securing him to the tree were burned, and his body fell forward on the burning pile. Even then, while it was not altogether certain whether he was alive or dead, the vengeful purpose of the crowd led them to use rails and long poles to push his body back into the flames. It is not certain how long life lasted. During the process, while his voic6 could be heard, he -begged for a drink of water. His tongue protruded and his eyeballs fairly started from his head. At the end of three hours the body was practically cremated. During all that time members of the family of Mrs. Laehbrook had remained to keep up the fire, and kept the body in position where it would burn. At that time a neph ew of Mrs. Lashbrook was pushing the body onto tbe embers, while a curious crowd of several thousand persons lingered on the fcene. The crime for which Coleman was burned was the murder of Mrs. James Lashbrook, who had given him a home and food. She was enticed by him to enter a fhed to see about some work, when he knocked hfr down and assaulted her. The blow was struck with an oak stave. It was not effective and Coleman dragged her to a bed and, amid her cries for mercy, went to the house, procured a razor and cut her throat. He was immedi ately removed to escape mob vio lence. '. He had been employed on the farm in a confideutial .manner, do ing farm work, and also acting as house servant. He had the com plete confidence of Mr. and Mrs. Lashbrook. On the day of the murder Mr. Lashbrook was not at home, Mrs. Lashbrook had gone to Marysville for the mail and had just returned when Coleman entic ed her into the house and commit ted his awful crime. He then went to a neighbor's and told a story of a mysterious mur der, but was that nigtit arrested and was kept from a mob by being hurried to Covington. At the Cov ington jail Coleman made a full confession which left no shadow of his guilt. C. L. Jones, of Kansas, better known as "Buffalo" Jones, for his efforts to preserve the American bi son from extinction, seems to be succeeding in his experiment in crossing buffalo and short-horn cat- ' tie. He has named the hybrid ani mal "cátalo" of which he has about 300 on his ranch in Texas. He says they aro the coming cattle of the world. He has sold a good many and herds are being raised in Montana and elsewhere in this country as well a& in Kussia. The instinct of the buffalo enables the cátalo to wpather any storm with out loss.. The hidejDf the cátalo is said to be more valuable than that of the buffalo, the fur being finer. Application of Assessment Work. Although the owner of a mining location, originally valid, has failed in his assessment work, co that the ground is open for relocation, yet, if before any valid relocation is made by others or after the aban donment of the valid relocation the original locator or his grantee re sumes possession, and does the nec essary work, his rights are revived under the original location. Assessment work for a claim may be done on an adjoining claim where it is shown that it was in tended for such claim, and that the work done would inure to its bene fit. In an action involving the title and right of possession of a certain mining ground, a deed given by the original locator to plaintiff pri or to the commencement of the ac tion, for the purpose of correcting description, Í6 properly admitted in evidedce, as bearing on the rights of the parties. Judgment by Su preme Court of Utah.