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VOL. XT.TTT. no 220 ROCK ISLABD, ILL., FRIDAY, JULY 5. 1895. FBXQ2 XXXBC3 CZ3T3. TEXAN BARBARISM Developed in a New and Extra ordinary Direction. TOUNG W0MA5 MTJEDEES HEB LOVIE Being Theresnto laclted by Jealooav Cat tiTeted by Her rather Asks Teat of Uia Lore, Which Ha Is Foolish Eomsjo la Give, and Hang Rim latha Woods Bold Escape at Maw York or Tbrca Poet olllee ltobbera Tha Criminal Record. Udgarto, Tex., July 5. On the witness stand, after a most rigid examination by tho coroner, Miss Bosslo Harris, the pretty daughter of a wealthy farmer, broke down and confessed that she hanged Albert ' Blocktuan, a suitor, of whom she was in sanely jealous. Blsckman's body was found hanging to a tree in a lonely spot a short distance from tlwi town, and tha general impression was that he had com inittul suicide, but there were several who did not accept this theory, and they sug gested to tho coroner that he subject Slits Harris to a severe examination, as it was known that the dead man was last seen In her company. She was accordingly put upon tho stand and requested to tell all she knew about the case. Sho said that Blackmarj, who was a well-to-do young farmer, hod been courting her for some time in opposition to the wishes of her parents. tiare liar tha Poison of Jaalon.tr. Her father and mother did not object to tho young man on account of any of his habits, for ho was industrious, sober and abundantly able to provide a comfortable home for their daughter. They main tained that she was too young, Doing scarcely 18 years of age, and they had hoped that she would take a fancy to a re lative living in another state, whoso name she steadfastly refusod to di vulge. Kindli? that they could not cnange nor nuuciiou tor ruauitman uy threats, they adopted a mora certain method and commenced a systematlo at tack upon her jealous nature. They told her Black man was simply making her . ridiculous and that he was engagod to another girl. The-poison thus planted spread and took possession of the young woman, until she determined to kill Blackman. Cava Him Mo Chanee to Explain. Sho gave hitn no chance to explain away the reports her parents hod fur nished of him and did not even mention that she suspected him of fickleness. At her father's suggestion she requested of Blackman that he give her a test of his love bjt lotting hor hang him, promising to cut him down in timo to nave his lifo. Blackman was so desporatcly in love with tho girl that bo readily submitted to tho test. On the night of tho murder she took a long walk with him and lured him to a lonoly spot where her father was in hiding with a rope. Excusing herself for a moment she procured tho rope, and re turning placed it about Blackmail's neck. She says ho expressed little fear of the re sults, as ho felt sure Bhe did not have strength enough to pull him from the ground. And Felt No Remorse for the Deed. After tho rope had been placed over the limb and drawn taut her father appeared, and ho and the girl pulled Blackmnn from tho ground and tloil the rope. The poor fellow struggled terribly, and sho would have cut him down, but tho father men tioned tho mythical other young woman, nd hor heart hardened toward tho lover who was slowly strangling to death. After the bwly becamo rigid sho untied the ropo and ljweroi the form to tho ground. Kvea then sho felt no pangs of remorse, But with tho assistance of her father arranged the body and ropo so that It would appo.ir to h ivo boon a case of luicide. HOLD ESCAPE rKltH A bOTUAM JAIL. Has Who Mobbed I lie Springfield, Ills., l'osloroco Uet Clean. Altar. , New Youk. Juty . Tho threo allege J poatolGcd tliit viM, Joseph Killoran.Charles Allen and Harry Hussell, w ho are wanted at Springfield, Ills., have escaped from Ludlow Street jail. The prisoners went to tho oflico and with revolvers at tho heads of tho keepers took the keys, opened the door and walked out, cloying the door and looking it, thus making tho keep-, ers prisoners. On leaving the jail, tha fugi tives stood on tho steps a few feet .from tho door and looking up and down the street hesitatel for a few moments, when thoy ran toward Broonio and Lake streets, shouting loudly, "Police, police, stop thief," and similar cries, creating the impression that they were In pursuit of a flying thief or thieves. At Broome street tho men separated, Allen running into Orchard street, Rus sell going down Broome to Essex street and Klllorttn running across Orchard street to Grand and thence in the direc tion of tho Bowery. John Apple, a butch er, gave chase to Allen and kept him in aigut until no reacneu Houston street ana "First avenuo There Allen turned around and shouted: "If you follow me any further I'll till you with lead," making a motion towards his hip pocket aa he uttered the threat. Apple then took to his heels, but looking over his boulder saw Allen crossing First ave nue in a diagonal direction towards the Bowery. . FIGHT OX A I-ICMC TRAIN. Gang of Toagba Raters a Row and Foar i Mea are Badly Hark CHICAGO, July 6. A desperate fight oc curred on a picnic train on the Santa Fe road between trainmen and a gang of toughs who are known as the "Henry street gang." Conductor A. B. Talbert was shot in the leg, receiving a painful flesh wound, and Brakeman Harry Keed was badly beaten and bruised. Two members of tha gang are seriously, if not fatally, hurt. One was struck on the bead with a coupling pin In the hands of Talbert and the other suffered at the hands of Brakeman Keed. who struck him across the face with a loose section of the air brake. The trouble occurred on the train which was carrying a large crowd of picnickers to the grounds at Columbia park. Twa Of tha gafig started to Sauk, for the par- pose. It. la supposed, ol creating A row, during which their comrades could rob the passengers who were watching tin progress of the lllit. When the con doctor interfered lour of the gang at tacked hlui and knocked him down. Arig ing, he got hold of a coupling pin and knocked a tough iff the train. Othe7 thugs opened fire and shot twenty time at the conductor, only once hitting him. Brakeman Keed heard tho shots and hurried to the sceaa Ha found four men hid in the closet and pulled tho door shut on them, but thev broke out and attacked him with the tutts ot their pistols, knocking him down. Two then ran and Reed regaining hi feot quickly "id up" tho other two. During tho fight the passengers were in a panic and several women fainted. Xo arrests havo beet made. RIOT AT A PATKIOTIC PARADE. Spectators Object to the "Little lied School lion.." and II ooJ Fiona. BosTOS, July 6 The Fourth of Jul parade of tho patriot. c societies of Bjston and vicinity at E i-t Boston ended in t pitched battle between some of the parad ers and tho spectators, in which sticks, tones, and revolvers wore used with fa tol rffect. John V. Wills, n laborer, was shot and instantly killed; Michael Boylt had bis head split open by a club, ant now lies dying; a younsr mua name.' Stewart had his nos. cut in with a saorc; Patrick Kclley sustained a severe rcalj wound, and officer A. S. Bates was hit in tho mouth by a brick thrown by an tin known person and lost several teeth, bo sides stiffdring from severe lacjratinns. Tbe trouble arose liecausoone section ol the paraders insisted on having a float carrying the "Littiu Ked chool-houe,' which is looked upon by certain elements as the emblem of tho American 1'rotect- Ives. Tho Fourth of July committee re- fused to permit this feature, and tried U get the council to forbid it, but failed. Tho antl-Uoman Catholic paraders in sisted on tho emblem, and it was hissed early in tho procession. At Putnan: strjet the fnob triei to overturn the lust carriago in the line Polico went to the point and a light fallowed, Stewart end Boylo being the victims. When tho parade lrok9 up, and those who had participate! wero proceeding in sompanles to the ferry, a group of be tween sixty and seventy was surrounded du Boarder street by a crowd who com menced hooting and throwing stones. A dozen revolvers wi re drawn, and in re sponse to tho fiisill.ulo of stones eight oi ten shots wero lire i. Tho firing of tho re volvers brought a large body of polico U the spot, and the mob was soon tiUpersed. Here John Wills was killed utid Patrick Kelley fatally hurt. Harold Brown and John Koss were arrested as tho ones whe did the shooting. WIPED OUT THE WHOLE FAMILY. A atiaaoarl Hatband and Father Hloodil) Celebrati" I he Fourth. MSADVILLK. ilo., Jijy 6 3. A. Fields, until recently editor of Tho Post at Pritn; Mo., cut tho throats of his w.fa and bnlij with a rezornnd thee ended his own life it: the same manner. Tbe bodies wero found in a garden about -"O yards from tho rcsl dance of his mothcr-in-law,who lives neai here. Ficjd, his wifo and little boy, were visiting his mother-in-law. Airs. Willian: Thomas, two miles northeast of this place. They went out in tho pasture and th supposition is that Fields cut his little boy's throat, then his wife's, then hi; own. No reason is given for tho deed. A nolo was found on Mrs. Fields saying everything they had was to be left to hei mother, Mrs. Thomas. It seems that Fields and bis mfo had planned thi tragedy, for she went Into tho house aftci they went out and put on un old dress and then returned to the pasture. REIGN OF TLItliUR AT ROCK FORT. Defrauded Laborer. Beeome Violent and tho Whole Town Is on Guard. jEFt'KRSONYlLLE,Ind., July 5. -The failure of tho contractors of tho Chicago, Indian apolis and Kockport railroad to pay tbe 150 Italian laborers tho money due to them according to promise has caused them to bcrom violent again, and tbe town is practically in their hands. They are crazed with liquor, and havo placed combustibles ou l',:c bridge leading to the town and In s. ve:al public places, and threaten to burn tha place. Tho women and children are terror stricken. All the business houses and public places are closed and the men and buys have, to a m ti, been sworn in as deputy sheriffs, l uder tho sheriff and marshal they are eaarding the bridge and other places threatened with destruction. A bloody battle is imminent and is only kept back by the pleadings of two Roman Catholic priests. Colored Woman Subbed by Her Hnsband. Cincinnati, Ju y 6. Maud Simmons, colored, was horr;t:y cut by her husband, Charles Simmons. They had been sepa rated on account of his cruelty. He called on her and she refused to live with him, whereupon ho attacked her with s knife. Her arms wore clashed as she tried to shield her body, but he inflicted one or two st i',s that are regarded as fatal. Simmons escaped. ... Well Don, omeer Haseleroodl QCISCV. Ills., Jaiy 5 Henry Dooraif tried to entico J!.iry Smith, aged 16, tc the bluffs for purposo ot assaulting her. When she struggled he drew a knife and stabbed heria the throat and Side. Tbe girl's cries l:uUght Officer Haselwood to the scene, ani no 8Dot DoomU dead. The girl's ne k .s terribly cut and she will die. - Has Five Notches on His Gnnstock. DESISOX, Tex , J ,jy 5. Sheriff Hughes has under arrest 'hn H. Thompson, be lieved to be the tjtorioos Joab Stevens, with a great ixc ri a killer. Fifteen years ago he k.)cd a man at Lake Charles, La.. ar. sjnoe then has been concerned in the tilling of four olhei men. Mo Ught on Ilie omaha Tragedy. OMAHA, July t. -i 8p.te of the effort of the police no !Jriher light has been ahed on the rudder of John Seljan. Every cooceivable-iaoehas been searched, but the body has tityet been found, and Is believed to hav; been thrown into the river. Thb A sacs, o;.y xuc week. STAND COLLAPSES. Nineteen Persons Hurt at a Bi cycle Club Meet. e an a THBEE OF THE TICTI1I3 MAY DIE. Right Others Suffer Fractures and Other aaeera Woaoda Uridsra at Bristol, Ind., j Valla While Packed with People, and roar More Are Probably Fatally Hart, While Fort Oet Cfl Leas Seriously Chicago Fourth or July Fatalities. Buffalo, Jaly 5. The Press Cycling club's meet at tho driving park brought together a very largo crowd of people, and the meet was marre I by a bad accident. Wbilo tho last race was in progress tho grand stand ollapscJ, injuring nineteen ot the .occupmts. Three sustained in j uriei which may result fatally. Thry a-o Frank L.ymonvester, spine broken; John G. Hei!, three ribs broken and in ternally hurt; Mrs. L. M. Eirick, both legs broken. Eight others sustained more or less severe fractures and contusions as fjllows: G. I!nrretch, president Buffalo Commercial bink, lifs leg fractured; F. T. Mitchell, c'. -rk Xickcl Plate railroad, right leg fractured; Mary Montgomery, collar bone broken and Internal Injuries! Mrs. James Luddy, bead and face and scalp wounds; Mrs. Woods, thigh broken; Mrs. Howard D. U Herr, wife of the cashier of the board of public works, jumped from the grand stand, legs brokeu; E. S. Powlley, secretary of thai Buffalo driving park, badly Mlisrd and' cut; Mrs. Frank A. Crandall, of Wash ington, ankle sprained. T.io grand stand was built three years ago by C. C. Ham lin, tbe millionaire owner of the driving park. It was a handsome structure wits steel supports. IMll.lV.t ItUIUUE FALLS TO RCIS. Four Fatally Hurt and Forty Mora In jcreu Town n UospitnU Goshen-, July 5. Tho sidewalk of the iron bridge at Bristol, ten miles north of Goshen, fell with 100 people, who were watching tub r;ic:s on the St. Joseph river. Fortv pjrsons wero hurt, many seriously. Tl.o town is a hospital. Those most seriously hurt were: Dr. C. K Uutton, Clyde Trumbull, Mrs. Al bert Strong uud Herbert Nicholson. These may die. There are fully forty others who sustained more or less serious cuts and bruises, but will recover. Tho sccuo i m tiled atcly after the collapse of the bridge was oao of tho wildest excite ment. 4 OUIO TOWX It.lULY ECOBCUEO.. Flra Threateua to W ipe Out tha Wboie Ton ii Loss, .'iO.OOO. WellisgTiN', July ft. Fire started hero which threat ned to destroy not only the business portion of the city, but tha resl tlcncc'part as well. Tho fire had its origin la a frame ftablo back of tho livery' of C. B. Footo and spread with alarming rap.dlty. Tiio frame block of J. M. Ot tcrbacher n soon in ilamc-s and tho stone and brick building of O. M. Stroup wont next, the destruction of the restaur ants of Ljuis Ely and Ernest L-iumel following. Next was tho brick building of J. M. Otterbacher, which together with its con tents was valued lit t-'jiHK). The Home Savings bu:ib was in the line of tho lire, and all the hooks, money, and safety de posit boxes wero rcmoveJ. At midnight tho fire was utidor control. The loss will reach f5u,oj and is a serious blow to the town. Killed at a Railway Crosilng. WiLLiAMsfonr, P.i. July 5. A wagon containing (our persons was overturned by a pile of stone last night and tha occu pants were thrown on tho railway track in front of a moving car on Bard avenue. Miss Alice Chace was instantly killed and Miss l'l if be Koch so severely injured that her death is momentarily expected. Tho driver ot the team was also badly hurt, and is lying in a delirious condi tion at the hospital. Loaded Can Haa n Fatal Fall. Attica, O., Jalyoe-Charlcs Hull, aged 1 loadei a gua with heavy shot and hung it uuovo tho door in the sitting room. The gun fell to the floor and was discharge.! A portion of the load struck Hull's mother in the abdomen and his young sister received the remainder in her breast. Tbe mother will die, but it is thought the daughter will recover. Chicago Has Two Fourth r Jaly Dead, Chicago, July 6. Chicago had her ns jol long list of wounded as tho result of tho day.'a patriotism. Two men dead aro the result of Hying bullets. They are Anton Deering and Falcon Thane, a Syri an. The list of those wounded during the day approximates 1U0. Ftploeioa of n Military Balloon. Berlin, July a. A military balloon ex ploded in the shed of the barracks. Three soldiers were injured and one of them has since died. Roll Fight at tha Atlanta Show. Atlanta, July 3. Definite details havo bjen received concerning the bull fight to be given in the Mexican village at the Cotton States and International exposi tion. The arena will bs arranged in tho regular way, and some of the best bull fighters in Mexico, with a supply of trained horses and tha finest bulls, will be brought to Atlanta. Is will be an exact reproduction ot the famons bull fights of Spain, with tho exception that there will be no bloodshed of either man or beast. Most Employ Cauow Labor. Anna, Ills., July 5 Tho coutract f jr building the burned structures of tho Illi nois southern hospital for the insane was let by the trustees to James Divers Sc Co , of Keokuk, U., and Chester, Ills., known also as the Voungstowa Bridge company. Their bid was fll'.i.SU). Anderson Bros., ot Sc. LouU. who bid 1143,004, failed to secure the contract because they would not azre? to employ uni-jc labor, as In sisted upon by Governor Altgeld. Tired woraen need to have their blood purified and enriched by Hood's Sarsaparilla. It will give them strength and health. ABBREVIATED TELEGRAMS. Two lives were lost by the burning ot toe sagamore notei diock at Lynn, JUass. Henry F. Hicks and James H. Winslow. 57 and 63 year old respectively, and both employes of trie i A. Alay company. The Cherokee county courthouse at Center, Ala., was burned, and it is be lieved to have been set on firo by a gang ot whitccaps against whom there were a number of indictments in tbe clerk's of fice. At Portland, Ore., Municipal Julgj S. S. Judge has been arrested on an indict ment charging him with malfeaeanco in ofHce and bribery. Burton Gills shot and killed Robert Keen in tha. northern part of Motcalf county, Ky. lue Killing was the result of a quarrel about a debt whioh GUIs owed Koen. A conspiracy for wholesale robbery from tho Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad company has been un earthed at Green Bay, Wis., among the employes ol tno road, several arrests have been made. On the divide west ot Modford, Okla., a cloudburst took place which caused the greatest alarm and destroyed $15,000 worth ot crops and other property. The fljod was so great that people went to the housetops. A hcrse took fright' at a rood engine at Columbus, O., and. running away, threw the carriage and four occupants over a twenty-root embankment. Win. Thomp son Is fatally injured. Mrs. A. J. Bright had her left arm crushed. Ray Bright lost a linger, and bis sis tor Bessio was badly bruised. TvJJra. O'Lsary, whose oow la credited anniiig (jnicago at a cost ot -Mad dead. She always denied that cow story. Sixteen families were mado homeless by a fire a Bsmkln Station, Pa. The loss Is 15.000. Jv , John J.Btannix. a brick moulder, was shot and killed in Denver as he was walk ing along a crowded street. It is not known whether ho was murdered or killed by '..accident. His friends live in Peoria.. - v; Georgo lteade,4tgod lil, ot Minneapolis, is in jail of Duluth, Minn., to await the action of the grand jury on a charge of criminal assault upon Mrs. Ella Rogers, aged 5J, at Virginia. Farmer Foley started home from Bar rington. Ills., with a bundlo of fireworks stored under the seat. Ho lighted a pipe and threw the mutch into the explosives. The big celebration caused the horse to run away, throwing Foley violently to the ground. Albert, son of Professor G. N. Berry, of tho Logan sport (lad.) public schools, was thrown out of a boat and drowned in the Eel river. The Gayoso Hotel company, of Mem phis, Tenn., made an assignment. Liabil ities, f 1S6.UU0; assets, tho same amount. Dr. Benjamin Snodgrass, aged 73, was fatally injured in a runaway accident west of Muncie, Ind. The proposed mining exposition to be held in Deliver, Cola, has been dropped. John A. Smith, 21, killed his father, Martin H. Smith, in a quarrel at Leaven worth, Kan. Natural Uaa 1 Ulviug Oat, Indianapolis, July 3. A joint commit tee from the city council, tho Commercial club, and the board of trade has been in vestigating the natural gas question on complaint of tho consumers' gas trust to the council that it would bo able to fur nish natural gns only a short time longer unless au ordinance was passed providing for tho sale of gas by meter measurement. The committee has reported, and among other things says: "It cannot bo doubted that tho supply of gas is rapidly diminish ing." Figures aro given to show that at the present rata of diminished pressure of the gas it will take about four years yet to practically sap the gas bMt, Had Remarkable Celebration. PlTTfBuno, July 6 Richard Roddick, a negrov aged 13), yesterday celebrated three events his birth, the freedom of his country, and the freedom ot his family. He was born July 4, l,fjb, at Richmond, Va, and the samo date twelve years later his grandfather and all bis family were granted freedom in recognition of the old man s services to tno Continental troops. Bloomers Win tho First Prise. Waltham, Mass., July 5. At the ath letic carnival here there was a competition for the best bicycle costume for women. Bloomers won first priz closo knicker bockers second, and short skirts third. The judges were men. Some women in the grand stand hissed the "new woman" costumes. Looks Blaek for tbe Jim-Bob" Go. GALVESTON, July 6. Comptroller R. W. 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