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VOL. XLHI no 165
BOCK ISLAXTD. ELI, WEDNESDAY, HAT 1. 1855.
FBIC3 TXXBE2 CZ3T3.
Paid by an Erring Pair in Ken
tucky High Life.
COS OF GOV. BEOWH SHOT TO DEATH
While in the Cnmpany or the Wlfo of tha
Man Who Kill.d Him 1 be Woman
Aim the Uearirst Penalty for tier
InOlelltr The Tragedy Takes Place in
Lonl.ville Avenger of His mm Wrong
Fails at Suicide.
Louisville, May 1. At separate under
taking establishment In this city lie tho
bodies of perhaps tvi vt of the most promi
nent people in the stato of Kentucky. One
Is that of Archie Brown, son and private
secretary of Kentucky's chief executive;
tho other U that of Mrs. Fulton Gordon,
prominent because of her remarkable
bemty and excellent family connections.
The story is a sad one and bia caused
one of tho greatest sensations this city
or statu has ever bqen called upon to
chronicle. The following telegram fonnd
in Brown's p-jeket no doubt is the cause of
tho double murder:
"Louisville, Ky., April 23, 1895 To
Archie IK Brown, Governor's private sec
retary, Frankfort, Ky.: Don't write ony
more. Co mo Tuesday. Meet ine nt S,
VJ M. ttisned P. M. G."
Upon receipt of tho above telegram
Brown carao to Louisville and proceeded
to tho appointed place, which is an evil
resort at 1(W5 Madison street, where at
12:33 o'clock yesterday the tragedy oc
curred. llorraltle Tragedy Enacted
At noon Brown, with Gordon's w'.fo,
J uockrJ at the front door uf Lucie B.
Smith's Madisou street bouse. They were
admitted by Mattio Mattiuply, a colored
woman, and immediately repaired to tho
up-stairs front room ich bad been pre
viously engaged. Thirty minutes later a
rather tall, dark-haired man knocked at
the door of the house and was admitted.
This was Fulton Gordon. lie engaged
the front lower room, saying a woman
would join him shortly. The man closed
all the doors, and a few minutes later a
commotion was heard above, followed by
a succession of pistol shots. Then there
was a hurried movement down-stairs, as
Mrs. G.mlon llt-d from tho seme. A few
more shots rnnjr out and she fell dead on
the porch in the rear yard. Gordon left
the hou;e immediately, and a few min
utes later Btown's corpse was found in
tho up-stairs room.
Arretted with Red Hands,
Police OfUcsrs Kuilly and Lipaillo were
standing at Tenth aid Walnut "when
somo negroes boys came along and told
them there had been a murder at Lucy
i-'mitli's house. The policemen rushed
down Wulnnt street and saw a man run
ning for a buggy tied to a post at tha
corner of West street. "The man was
bloody," said Of.ic-T RoiKy, "and I im
mediately jumped at the conclusion that
lie was tho murderer. 1 ran and grabbed
hi in ju-1 as ho wns in the act of jumping
into tho buirt'V. Ho had already nntied
tho horse wiien 1 arrived. Gordon, for
fiiich he turned out to be said to mo then:
I shot both ot them. I caught them in
the act. They nre both dead. I am shot,
too. Como with me and I'll show you
whero they are.' "
Va n Sanguinary Rattle.
Lapaillc said ho had known Mrs. Gor
don by reputation for some time. rhe
had been going by tho r.nmo ot Reese.
Never was there a more sanguinary bat
tlo than the' one fought on the second
floor of Lucy Smith's house. Gordon had
little ditliciilty in getting into the room,
ns the fact that there arc no broken locks
indicates that tho dour was left unlatched.
As soon as G.irdon gained ingress a des
perate duel evidently began. Brown had
a 33-calibro revolver, which was found
empty after the tragedy. Gordon must
have had two pistols, as six bullets pierced
Brown's body and three that of Mrs. Gor
don. Tho bed in the room was covered
with blood. Gordon himself was covered
with blood, most of which doubtless was
tho result of contact with his wounded
Brown Filled Fnlt of Lead.
Brown's body presented a horrible ap
pearance, being covered with blood from
head to foot. There were three gunshot
wounds in the breast, one ot them being
over the region of tho heart. There were
two wounds in tho head, one being in the
center of the forehead, and there was an
other in the center of the stomach and
another in the right arm. Mrs. Gordon's
body was found on the cellar door, face
downward, clothed only in her chemise
and a skirt. Her hair was loose and was
hanging about her head in a tangled
mass. Her face was calm and gave no
sign of a struggle. Her bosom was cov
ered with blood and bcr skirt was bespat
tered with the fluid.
GOBUON IN JAIL AND VNHCaT.
Tried to Commit Suicide Bat Cartridge
railed to tlx pi ode.
Gordon is In jail and no one is allowed
to sco him. He Is unhurt, bat is suffer
ing from nervous prostration. Gordon
stated that he tried to kill himself after
shooting Brown and his wife, bat the car
tridge failed to explode and his hand was
nervous. On his way to jail Gordon
stated to tho officer that be had suspected
the couple for some time, and about a
week ago his suspicions were oonnrmeo.
Kver since he had kept watcn on nis wue.
and learning that she and Brown were at
the hoase on Madison street he went
there and the traoudy followed.
At 8 o'clock last night the coroner's
jury rendered a verdict of justifiable hom
icide. Gordon's case will be tried today.
Governor Brown, accompanied by Secre
tary ot State Ueadly, has arrived tn the
city from Frankfort and is stopping at
the Gait Hoase. The governor is co
pletely prostrated by the sad affair.
When seen by the Associated Press he
stated that be did not care to discuss the
matter. Vouns Brown's body will be
taken to Henderson today for burial.
Mrs. Gordon was Miss Nellie Bush, ot
this city, and her family l one of the best
known and most prominent in mis suwe.
Her mother was once state librarian at
Frankfort, and her grandfather n
Judge Zachariah Wheat, chief justice ot
the court of appeals ot Kentucky, and one
ot the most learned and distinguished of
Kentucky jurists. Gordon was at one
time assistant manager of the Palmer
House in Chicago.
The Dead Man's Mother Leaves Frankfort,
Fkaskfobt, May 1. Mrs. Brown,
mother of Arch. Brown, accompanied by
ber two daughters, left for Louisville last
night to join the governor. On the same
train were Mrs. Berry, cousin of Mrs.
Gordon ud other relations of both families.
TREASURY STATEMENT FOR APRIL.
Receipts Da Not Meet the Expectations of
Washington, May 1. Tho treasury re
ceipts during the month ended April 3)
have not met the expectations of the offi
cials and the indications now are that
the deficit at the end of the fiscal year
will bo little, if any, less than 8i..,uUJ,0"0.
Ten days' receipts amounted to only S318,-
201, of which tiCij.TOJ was from customs,
114.341 from internal revenue and o7,-
10S from miscellaneous sources. The ra-
ceipts for the month ot April amount to
t-4 217,K$; and the expenditures "to toi
UVi.rXw. ieavinz a deficit for the niontn of
fs,7U4.&4 (cents omitted) and for the Usui!
year to date 4.j,347,UU(i.
The receipts from internal revenue show
a foiling oil fur April as compared with
the same month in liUJof more than fiJ'i,
OJU, aud a failing off for the ten mouths
of the ucnl year of about .',O)0 iX. Dar
ing the remaining two months of the fW-
col year there will be no inordinary
expenditures. The pension payments will
amount to about t.-.i.OiM.uuu and 1.-5J,0j0
will be repaid on interest account. Tiie
net result of the year is not expected to
differ very materially from the figures
given, and yet in making this estimate a
considerable revenue from the income tux
NO STRiifco IN M'LEAN COUNTY.
Coal TroabUs Settled on the Schedule of
SraiSGFlELD, Ills., May 1. James A.
Crawford, member of the national execu
tive board ot the United Mine Workers of
America, arrived hero last night from
Bloomington, where, in company with
State President James O'Conuer. of the
Mice Workers of Illinois, and L. M. Gra
ham, superintendent of the McLean Coal
company, he settled tho coal troubles In
McLean county fur tho ensuing year.
An agreement was signed which calls
for last year's schedule without chans,
reduction or conditional amendments.
No trouble or strikes will therefore bo
had in the McLean district this year.
Crawford will remain here until tho leg
islature adjourns in the interest, of legis
lation affecting the coal miners of Illinois
Sri:! NO VALLEY, Ills., May 1. There
will be no trouble between the Spring
Valley miners and operators today. Tho
men went to work tho samo as on an
ordinary day. Last year's prices have
been agreed upon subject to a condition.
In tho event of Ohio txci Pennsylvania
miners, who are now on MriWe, 'accepting
a reduction northern Illinois miners are
to accept a corresponding one.
SERIOUS CRIS S IN THE ORIENT.
Russian Bear Crawling While the Japan
ese Kernel. Resolute.
LONDON, May L The Times publishes
a dispatch from Kobe, dated April 2U,
saying that there is no mistaking the fact
that there is evidence of a serious crisis
In the relations between Japan and Rus
sia. But, the correspondent adds, the
Japanese press has been forbidden to re
fer to it, aud four newspaper of 1 okio, in
cluding the semi-official Nicbi-Kichi, have
been suspended for reporting the fact
that a secret council ot the ministers was
held. The other newspapers in which
reference to the crisis appeared are de
Continuing The Times correspondent
says: "Information reaches me from a re
liable source at Hiroshima that tho min
istry has adopted a resolute attitude
against Russian dictation. It denies Rus
sia's right to interfere, and even content'
plates a defiance to Russia, believing that
tho Russian military forces in the east
are not powerful enough to enforce her
demands. The foreign warships at the
ports of Japan and the French Teasels
have been ordered to prepare for emer
Lnecombe on Unit for Homicide,
MlLWAL LEC, Miy 1. The coroner's in
quest found Luscombe, who killed San
ger while the latter was trying to force
bis way into Luscombe's house, guilty of
hoiuieidu without determining the extent
of guilt. Tho accused man was arraigned
before Judge all ber, but waived prelim
inary examination and was remami.-d for
trial at the present term of the cr..nal
court. A renewal ot bis 10,VjU bail bond'
Chieamanxn I tat He Arid Parchaeed.
Washisutos, May L TbcChicamauga
park commission has completed the pur
chase of General Sherman's battle ground
at the north end of Missionary Ridge,
Cbattanoog. and it now becomes a
part of the National Military park. The
tract contains fifty acres and embraces
the ground of assault of the Army of the
Tennessee and the positions about Tunnel
U111 defended by General Bragg s army.
Hew lndnetry tor Chin Mags,
SKDALIA, Ma, May L Horses at tho
Sedalla kite track are annoyed by a re
markable obstacle to training. Chinch
bugs hover over the t rack in such clouds
that horses are continually dodging and
are made to break their gaits. The bugs
get into the eyes of both the horses and
drivers. As taere are about seventy-five
fast horses in the stables here the trouble
is a serious ono.
Kohl Mat Bars Oat Hanlrr.
Chicago, May 1 It is announced that
H. B. KohUaat has purchased the lir-S,-M)
of Times-Herald stock owned by H.
W. Hawley, who was managing editot
undue the late James W. Scott. Kohl-
saat now owns V75,00U of the L,X,0m.
storK, toe remainder oetng neia oy -urn.
Rain tops tho Base Ball.
CHICAGO, May 1. All the scheduled
games ot base ball in the League were
prevented by rain.
That tired feeling, loss of appetite
and nervous prostration are driven
away bv Hood's Sarsaparilla, - which
makes pare blood.
Nicaragua Willing to Pay John
Bull the Cash.
MAZES OSS mPOBTAHT CONDITIO!!,
That the Britiah Fleet Withdraw from
loriato Before the Money la Paid Brit
iah Not Apparently Inclined to Concede
the Point Uncle Sam Bald to Hm Sng
geated tho Scheme London Advieea Hot
higni Scant ot Peace.
Washisgtos, May L The following
has been received from. Managua, the
capital ot Nicaragua: "The Nicaragaan
government has formally decided to ac
cede to the compromise proposition for
the settlement of the pending trouble,
and this decision has been communicated
to tho authorities at Washington and
London. According to this proposition
Nicaragua agrees to pay the 15,500 in
London fifteen days from the time the
British ships leave the harbor ot Corinto.
It now remains for Great Britain to
agree to this condition. The govern
ment's course is regarded as shifting on
Great Britain all further responsibil
ity for the trouble. The most positive as
surances of the prompt payment of tho
money have been given, so that there may
be no question of uncertainty on this
John, Ball Is Obstinate Now.
This dispatch is accepted by officials
here as suramins up the latest status
of the subject. Attention is now
directed to London to see whether the
condition of immediate evacuation will
be granted. At the state department tho
news was seemingly expected, though no
direct advices had been received by the
department. In fact Minister Baker is
now in Costa Rica, and there is very little
communication between this government
and the legation at Managua. It was
learned at the department ttat the ac
ceptance by Nicaragua of the terms which
have been proposed does not mean that
the affair is settled. It is understood that
Ambassador Bayard throughout the con
troversy has had to encounter the dif
ficulty which is still presented. Tho
British government wants the money
paid in the presence of the British flout at
The Peacemakers Have Hopes.
It is hoped, however, that the offer
(which was made at the sucgestion of the
United States) which Managua advices
say has been satisfactory to the Nicara
gusn government will be agreed to by
Great Brituin, though- no assurances to
this effect have been received. It appears
in this connection that tho threat of revo
lution in Nicaragua has given the United
States on opportunity to urge with more
force a. peaonrfcto settlement of the present
difheulty, as such a result ot tho British
occupation might seriously threaten the
lives and property of United States citi
tens. -As to tho possiblo arbitration of
the remaining questions in dispute be
tween Great Britain and Nicaragua it is
understood that tho United States expects
to be represented.
Another Doctrine Established.
Notwithstanding the United Slates have
acted in no other wuy between Great Brit
ain and Nicaragua than they would to
teen any other two nations it can be
safely predicted that they will not under
any circumstances permit any Kuropcan
government to attempt by the display of
force to collect moneys owing by the
South and Central American states to in
dividuals on account of moneys loaned.
In IS81 Secretary Blaine wrote to United
States Minister Noyes at Paris, at a time
when the French government was about
to undert;:k-5 a demonstration against
Venezuela to force that country to meet
payments to French bondholders on ac
count of the national debt, that tho gov
ernment ot the United States would re-
gnrd with grave anxiety an attempt on
the part of Franco to force by hostile pres
sure the payment by Venezuela of her
debt to French citizens.
Will Be Great Comfort to Them.
This will Le a great comfort to these
"annual revolvers." They borrow money
in Kuropenn markets they don't borrow
it in the United States and then keep
themselves so everlastingly in a state of
revolution that they can never pay their
debts principal or interest. Europe
has supplied the money to construct
about every modern improvement in Cen
tral America, and a large portion of it
might as well have been sunk in the
ocean. But that is the lookout of the
people who lend. There is no interna
tional law that would justify a nation in
undertaking to collect private debts.
ENGLAND 19 NUT COJIPItOMISlNO.
Will Inei.t on a Settlement or Her De
mands Withoat Abatement.
Losdox, May L It is learned from offi
cial sources that there has been no change
in the attitude of Great Britain towards
Nicaragua, the British government hav
ing no alternative but to insist upon a
settlement of its demands and not to lis
ten to any offers of compromise. The
United States, it is added. Is not inter
vening in the matter. The report that
the British warships Wild Swan and
Satellite have been ordered to Paso del
Cabellos and San Juan Del Sur Is un
founded. In regard to the report circulated by a
news agency that it is the Intention ot
Great Britain to seise ports in Honduras
in order to secure the payment of arrears
of interest on a long outstanding loan It is
pointed out that it is contrary to the
policy of the British government to take
such action, or to interfere directly to Col
lect interest on loans.
Morgan Is Bendy to right.
Washi.ngtoX, May L Senator Morgan,
of Alabama, in an Interview on the Nica-
raguan situation characterised the insult
to Consular Agent Hatch "the flimsiest
kind ot a pretext" on the part of Great
Britain. He presumed the administra
tion bad taken proper steps to prevent
Great Britain from obtaining a foothold
on Nicara guan territory. "But if it has
not." be added, "the next congress will.
even if Great Britain must be driven oft
the continent at the point of the bayonet."
The Abqus, only 10c a week.
A cream of tartar bakina- 'powder. Highest ot
all In leavening strenrtb. latest CnlUd Stattt
Government Food Eeport. 1
Rotal BAKnra fbwncB Co.. 106 Wan St. R. T.
7 Per Cent Loans.
AS SAFB (S
The following is a partial
list of completed gilt-edged
first mortgage loans on hand,
which we oiler for sale, sub
ject to previous selections,
for their face and accrued
interest. These loans have
been carefully selected bj
ns. and are first-class in
every respeot. They are all
7 pku cent net to the inves
tor. We have many other
loans to offer, if these are
not in amounts to suit the
The securities we offer are
especially adapted for the
investment of savings and
trnst fund?, as oar personal
attention to all the details of
the loan, from its date to its
maturity, relieves the hold
er from all annoyance except
to present his coupon to us
for collection. For further
information call at the of
JACKSON & HURST,
GEO. F. BOTH, 8ni, Loan Department.
Sole Agent for the
Bennett's Glove Store
1605 SECOXD AVENUE.
Base Ball Goods.
M PIANO EXPERTS.
Of New York City.
With all parts used in the con
struction of the Piano Forte, and
have overhauled some of the
finest pianos in the city, and do
all work at factory prices, and
guarantee to repair any high
grade piano and restore it to its
former quality of tone.
! F. L. & C. C. TAYLOR,
Krperl Piano Tonara, acitoa and
Bepsir Boosm MO Stenos arcane.
A Chance of Your Life.
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prepared in such an emergency with ready cash, they offered us
the remainder of their new spring stock, consisting of 800 Men's
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offer them to you at the same rate
Suits worth $15, (710
$13.50 and $12 at
With our Stock
We shall be pleased to
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assortment ever presen-
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A BEAUTIFUL LIKE OF
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you wish to buy or nor.
Tan and Black Oxfords.
Black and Tan Oxfords, the best line ever Kfk
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See our New
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Our purpose in advertising is to let everybody
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