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THE AUG US, TUESDAY, MAY 9, 1893.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
LOVE OF A MOTHER.
The Devotion of Mrs. Harris to
FAITHrtTIi AND TEUE TO THE LAST.
She CI logs to Her Belief In Curly!,' Inno
cenceAn Address to the lieporters
After the Lightning Had Done Its Dread
Work Tonng Harris Last Statement
IS'6tLlkeljr to Kver See the Light Lizzie
Sing Sino. N. Y May 9. At a window
In the Ambler hotel Mrs. Harris, the
mother of Carlyle W. Harris, watched
watched from 4 o'clock in the morning
for the hoisting of the flag over the prison
that should tell her of the death of her
eon. The looked-for but dreaded signal
appeared at a little before 1 p. m., aud then
without a tear but with rigid face the
mother turned from the window. Harris
was perfectly cool at the execution, which
was just a little more perfect probably
than any of the almost perfect catelectriza
tions that have preceded it; as in every
other instance de.it h was instantaneous.
A Statement from the Mother.
Later in the afternoon Mrs. H-irris re
ceived about twenty reporters in the parlor
at her boarding house. Mrs. Harris was
attired in black, with low cut corsage and
white lace at her throat. Standing in the
middle of the folding door Mrs. Harris mo
tioned th newspaper men into a semi
circle and iMres-Mcl them:
"GEXTLKMEX: My loy has been killed be
cause he was licensed of murder. And
what w;is the principal evidence against
him? Thnt he did not weep when his wife
died: Ijook. in my eyes. You do not see a
tear there, do you? Not a te.'ir hlis been
there yet. and who of you doubt that I
shr Flint One Hrl lever.
She then advised the reporters, if they
happened to get into trouble to run away.no
matter how innocent they were. Tammany
had killed her son and the money and in
fluence of the Potts. Helen's parents, but
what good did it do ? Did it bring hack
their daughter ? She asked the reporters
if her boy died like n murderer, nnd con
tinued: "Did not you believe him iuno
cent? Look me in the eye and tell me if
you do not believe htm innocent." Mrs.
Harris paused a moment lor u reply, ami i
in answer to a personal inquiry one of the j
reporters replied: "Yes, I believe he was
Not a Murderer, hut Murdered.
Mrs. Harris then continued: "Why, I
Hm surprised that there is not one great
response. I am ashamed of you; if you
believe him iinincnt of the murder pro
claim him so. Don't one of you men dare
to write nbout my sou as murderer Har
ris not murderer, but murdered Harris."
I'raisc for Her Keiiil ISoy.
Mrs. Harris further said that her boy
prayed to God in his last hours, and that
she had prayed with him; that in the
twenty-three years of life he had never
given her un unkind word nor disobeyed
her. Helen Potts-Harris had been proved
a morphine enter; had boasted that she
had been engaged four times, winding up
by secretly marrying Carlyle, while he had
solemnly assured her that he had never
asked any other woman to marry him.
"Which of the two was the most innocent?
Certainly not Helen. Helen was no inno
cent, ignorant child. A morphine eater
' contracting a secret marriage which was
connived at by her mother for seven
- months, though that mother had the mar
riage papers and knew me. I leave the
public to judge quietly between the two,
as I leave them to God."
""HE DEAD MAN'S STATEMENT.
Officials I)o a Cireat Ieal of Prevarication
About the Same.
"Warden Durston was asked by the re
porters for the last statement of Carlyle
Harris, said to be uddressed to the press.
He replied that when Mrs. Harris sent for
it she could have it. Mrs. Harris sent her
on Allan to the prison to ask for the state
ment. When the young man said that his
mother desired the statement and was very
anxious nbout it the warden said sharply:
I haven't got it. I can't be bothered at
tending to the requests of Mrs. Harris.
I've got this prison to run. Tell your moth
er that as soon as I get the statement I will
end it to her." Mrs. Harris decided to call
on Warden Durston herself nnd ask for her
eon's last written statement Tha warden
told her that he had mailed it to Super
intendent of Prisons Lathrop at Albany.
When Mrs. Harris went to the prison for
the statement Warden Durston said he was
not aware of its contents, and Allen Har
ris, Carlyle's brother, immediately replied:
"You read it Saturday and returned it to
him to change." Asked by Mrs. Harris:
"Did you not promise my son that you
would give it to the press?" Durston in
timated that he had had enough talk, and
that he had sent the statement to Superin
tendent Lathrop. It is believed to be set
tled that the statement will never see the
Warden Durston said afterward that he
could nse-his own discretion about giving
out the statement, and he thought it the
best policy to send it to Albany. He said
that It had been mailed to that city. A
telegram from Albany says that the of
ficials there decline to give out the state
ment or to say whether they will do so.
They will examine it, and if they think
proper it will be given for publication;
otherwise it will not.
Undertaker Kipp, who carries on busi
ness in the village of Sing Sing, procured
the prison physician's certificate of the
cause of Harris' death and then drove into
the prison grounds. In his wagon was a
highly polished oak casket which was car
ried into the death chamber, where the
body of Harris, dressed in a dark suit of
prison made goods, reposed upon a table.
The silver plate upon the cover of the
casket contained this inscription:
"Carltle W. Harris, Mnrdered May
8, 1S93, Aged 23 years, 7 months, 16 days.
" 'We would not if he had known.
There were brief services at the orison
tbls morning, and the body was snipped to
Northfield, Mass., for burial.
One feature about this case don't seem
to have been noted, and that it is that it
is the sequel of one of those detestable se
MUSN'T MONKEY WITH THE NINTH.
Uncle Sam's Colored Soldiers Threaten
Bullet and Torch.
CHADKON, Neb., May . April 10 a bar
tender in Meyer's saloon at Crawford, Neb.,
was shot by some unknown person from
across the street at about 9 p. m, ' The au
thorities suspected a negro named Diggs.
Diggs was arrested and at the preliminary
examination pleaded not guilty and was
released. This, however, did not satisfy
the saloon fraternity, who tried to capture
the negro and lynch him. He fled to Fort
Kobinson, where he was protected by mem
bers of the Ninth cavalry a colored regi
ment. A circular supposed to be printed in
Omaha, addressed to "Soldiers," and signed
"Five Hundred Men with the Bullet or the
Torch," has been received at Fort Robin
son. It denounces City Marshal Morrison
as in league with the thugs and gamblers,
and continues: "Diggs is not the only
man who has been cruelly treated in that
town of Crawford, but American soldiers
of the Ninth cavalry have been beaten over
tho heads with six-shooters by the thugs
and blacklegs and they have gone nn-
whipped of justice.
"You lynch and you torture and you
burn negroes in the south, but we swear
by all that is good and holy that you shall
not outrage us and our people right here
under the shadow of "Old Glory' while we
have shot and shell, and if you persist we
will repeat the horrors of San Domingo
we will reduce your homes and firesides to
ashes and send yonr guilty souls to hell."
In consequence Marshal Morrison wnlks
the street day and night carrying all sorts
of firearms to protect himself, while the
citizens sleep with their clothes on.
Another Celebrated Case.
TACXTON-, Mass., May 9. Lizzie Borden
wns taken from Tannton jail, hurried to
the railway station in a close carriage in
charge of Sheriff Wright nnd then taken
to New Bedford, where she was arraigned
in the superior court and pleaded not
guilty. The utmost secrecy was observed,
the sheriff going to New Bedford at 1
o'clock as a "blind," then coming back to
get the prisoner. Mips Borden was look
ing well but pale. Her sister Kmma was
with her. Th e party returned here. The
trial will come early in June.
The Ilrookhaven IVhitecaps.
Jackson, Miss., Mny 0. All is quiet at
Brookhnven. Kight of the eleven whitecaps
have pleaded guilty to shooting with intent
to kill, on the understanding that the in
dictment of arson was to he nolle pros
sequied. The cases against the three oth
ers were dismissed. Judge Chrisman sen
tenced ench of the eight to two years' im
prisonment, gave them a good lecture, but
promised that if whitecapism ceased in the
future he would intercede for their pardon.
Fml of the Memphis Fiasco.
Memi-iiis, Tenn., May 9. K W. Car
mack, editor in chief of the Commercial,
has been placed under $10,000 bond to keep
the peace for one year, and W. A. Collier,
of the Appeal-Avalanche, is a fugitive from
justice. This is all there is to chronicle in
the threatened duel.
WHITE HOUSE HAULS DESERTED.
Comments on the President's New I)e
partnre, Wise and Otherwise.
Washington, May 9. The White House
is almost deserted daily now. The halls
no longer resound with the noise of the
ofticeseeker. The politicians and officeseek
ers gather at the hotels and discuss the
president's order with earnestness, and fre
quently in anything but a good humor.
Many senators and representatives are in
clined to view the order favorably, but it is
not popular with the rank and file. The
objectors say that the order is an arbitrary
and unprecedented exercise of power, and
makes senators and representatives, who
are not debarred by it, practically a close
corporation, all others being unable to
reach the presidential ear. Most of ,tho
objectors, however, would not permit them
selves to be publicly quoted.
EJTIio triends of the order said that it had
become a necessity if the president was to
have any time to himself. The order did
not interfere with the filing of papers.
Senator Vance was one of the president's
few callers. He said of the order: "There
is no doubt that these interviews were of
iittle value. We would go in, pass in line
before the president, sny a few words and
come out again. It amounted to nothing.
Now a congressman or senator can go and
see the president and have a quiet half
hours' talk with him and settle everything
in his district or state. The president's or
der will lighten onr work, too, somewhat.
Although appreciating the futility of the
visits we have been compelled to accompany
our constituents to the White House and
show them through. . We shall now bo re
lieved of this necessity nnd at the same
time be able to do our constituents much
The office-seekers are now raiding the
heads of departmants and getting in their
work there. Democratic senators and
representatives generally express approval
of the order. Representative Williams, of
Illinois, does not regard the order as ex
cluding all applicants by any means. It ia
designed to prevent the same persons from
continually crowding the executive rooms.
iu striae' at Aluuclel
Muncie, Ind., May 9. The contractors
who have refused to sign the scale of the
Carpenters' union have also prepared and
signed articles of agreement not to sign
the scale as presented. The contractors
claim that they employ two thirds of the
carpenters in the city, and in some in
stances pay their men at the rate of 35
cents per hour, while some get 22 cents,
or what they are worth. The union de
mands 30 cents per hour for all. The
union, it is said, will boycot the contract
ors who refuse to sign the scale. The
Amalgated Association of Iron and Steel
Workers and union glass-workers will be
instructed not to rent houses built by the
contractor- -- - -
The Man He Chose in a Time
WAKD HILL LAMON PASSES AWAY.
Another of Those Who Lived In Times
Which Tried Men's Souls Falls Before
the Reaper Death The Story of a His
toric Trip to Washington with Assassin
ation Threatened How the Plotters
Were Ontgener aled.
Washington, May 9. News has been
received here of the death at Martinsburg,
W. Va., of Colonel Ward A. Lamon a few
minutes before midnight Sunday. Colonel
Lamon enjoyed the most confidential rela
tions with the martyred president. He
was a man of brilliant attainments and
his prominence in politics in the stirring
days of the civil war gave him a national
He contined to live ' in Washington long
after Mr. Lincoln's death and here he
wrote the greater portion of His life of
Lincoln. Colonel Lamon, who was of her
culean frame, removed to Martinsburg
some years since and had long been in fail
Never Held Hut One Office.
Ward Hill Lamon was a lawyer in
Bloomington, Ills., at the time Lincoln
was elected president of the United States.
He was a member of the group in central
Illinois of which David Davis and Leonard
Swett were the more conspicuous members.
President Lincoln appointed him marshal
of the District of Columbia. This wa the
only public position held by him. A few
years after Mr. Lincoln's death he bought
from W. H. Herndon, for the sum of 2,000,
the materials from which the book known
as "Lamon's Life of Lincoln," was com
piled. The Stirring Times or 1801.
Colonel Lamon bore a prominent and
active part in Lincoln's journey from
Springfield to Washington after the lat
ter's election to the presidency. The anger
and enmity felt toward the successful Re
publican were very bitter throughout the
south, and threats were frequently made
that Lincoln would never live to be inaug
urated. The presidential party arrived at
Philadelphia on Feb. 23, tsr.l. Here news
was received thnt the president would be
assassinated if he attempted to pass
through Baltimore, and shrewd detec
tives confirmed the news.
Chose I. anion for His fttiard.
At Harrisburg a conference was held,
and to get away quietly the building be
ing surrounded by thousands waiting to
cheer as soon as Lincoln appeared it was
determined that only one man should ac
company him. At this conference every
body except Lincoln advised a change of
route. When it came to choosing the man
to accompany him Lincoln chose Lamon.
It was then decided that Governor Curtin,
Lincoln, and Lamon should at once pro
ceed to the front steps of the hot!, where
the vnst throng was waiting to receive
them, and that Curtin should call dis
tinctly, so that the crowd could hear, for a
carriage, and direct the coachman to drive
to the executive mansion.
Getting Away to the Train.
As the thrpe Lincoln, Curtin and La
mon were about to step out of the build
ing, Curtin asked Ijimou if he was well
armed. Lamon at once uncovered a small ar
senal of deadly weapons, showing that he
was literally armed to the teeth. The three
entered the carriage and drove toward the
executive mansion. But when near there
the driver was ordered to take a circuitous
route and to reach the station within half
an hour. An engine with a single car at
tached was ordered to be brought to the
eastern entrance of the station.
WOULD-BE ASSASSINS FOILED.
All the Wires Cut So That No News Could
At the appointed time the carriage ar
rived; Lincoln and Lamon emerged quickly
and entered the car without being noticed
by any except those interested in the mat
tar. The signal was given quietly and the
train moved silently away. As soon as the
train had left the station Colonel Thos. A.
Scott had every wire cut, watching the
work done himself. This was about 7 in
the evening. Arrangements hnd been made
to hold the 11 o'clock train for Washington
at Philadelphia until Lincoln's special
train reached the quaker city, on the ex
cuse of delivering ftn important package to
Lincoln's only change of costume was
into a soft slouch hat, instead of his
customary tall beaver. When the special
train reached West Philadelphia, it was in
ndvance of the leaving time of the Wash
ington train. Superintendent Kenney met
Lincoln and Lamon with a carriage, in
which a single detective was waiting. They
entered this carriage.and Kenney mounted
upon the box with the driver. The party
was driven around on Broad street, trying
to find somebody, as the driver was told,
until just before the time for the train to
Then they entered the Broad street pub
lic entrance and were directed to the berths
which had been engaged for them in the
sleeper like any other people. The rest of
the journey to Washington was accom
plished uneventfully. The two travelers
arrived at the capital at 6 in the morning,
and Lamon immediately sent the telcKram
agreed upon to anxious watchers in Har
risburg. This telegram was brief but
expressive: "Plums delivered nuts safely."
Lincoln always rejjretted.iu after life this
hurried and secret night trip. He was
fully convinced, as Colonel Lamon has
stated it, "that he fled from a danger pure
ly imaginary and felt the cbame and nior
tification natural to a brave man under
such circurcumstances." But whether the
danger was real or imaginary Colonel La
mon will always stand in history as the
one chosen companion of Lincoln in that
historic night rids that at least then seemed
fraught with the greatest peril to the
Tho prospects of any of the boat crews
with international reputation rowing at
the World's fair races at Lake Geneva is
very slim. It is almost certain that neither
Yale nor Harvard will send a crew, let
alone the English colleges Oxford and
A jury at Chicago gave a man fJ5,(4X) for
the loss of Lis right foot under the wheels
of a street car. The plaintiff .was thrown
off the car by a sudden jerk.
There were four murders and a suicide
at ChicagolSunday, and one paper there
says it is because the World's fair was
Twelve editors are in jail at the City of
Mexico on charges of libel, besides two
business managers, a proof reader and
The death of Mrs. C. U. Morrill at Chi
cago recalls the fact that her father,
mother and husband all died on the same
day of the month that witnessed her own
decease, the 7th.
It is claimed by a West Washington ed
itor that Scott Wike, of Illinois, is to be
assistant secretary of the treasury, vice
Spaulding. Wike and Matthews, late first
comptroller, are law partners in Pike coun
ty. Ills. It will be observed that they are
fixed for the gopher both coming and go
ing. !' -
The Geneva Cloak company at Chicago
Obituary: At New York, Louis Lang,
the artist, aged 79. At London, Sir James
Anderson, who commanded the Great
Eastern during the laying of the Atlantic
cable, aged. 69. At Decatur, Ills., Mrs.
gamueTli'liatchelder, aged 59. At Woos
ter, O., Rev. ' David Kammerer, the oldest
active- minister in the United States,
aged 91. .
Joe Jefferson has recovered from his ill
ness. Four thousand government troops and
6,000 insurgents fought for six hours near
Urugunyaua, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
Both sides claim a victory.
The Pecos company, with a capital stock
of 5,000,000, has been incorporated in New
Jersey for the purpose of promoting enter
prises in New Mexico and Texas.
J. S. Rawlins, Democratic delegate to
congress from Utah, has resigned.
It is reported that the collapse of the re
volt in Cuba is due to the Spanish govern
ment buying off the leaders.
Robert Robinson, "Old Bob," the life
convict at Michigan City, who refused to
accept a pardon, has just died in prison.
John E. Lewis, the agent of the Fort
Wayne road who absconded from South
Chicago with $4,000 of the company's cash,
has been arrested in Texas.
William Roundtree, irronaut, while
about to make a balloon ascension at San
Francisco received injuries from which he
will probably die.
A Pncilifct's Wife Dylnc.
LYNN, Mass., May 9. The wife of "Mys
terious'' Billy Smith, the welter-weight
pugilist who is to meet Jack Dempsey, is
dying of blood poisoning at the Anderson
hotel. Mrs. Smith is but 1 years old and
6he came from her former home in Cali
fornia two weeks ago. When her husband
defeated Tom Williams, of Australia, at
the Coney Island Athletic club, she re
ceived minute bulletins from him.
The Ieadly Tarantula Kite.
ClNCINNATl.May 9. Douglass A. Brown,
a clerk iu Collector Collingore's office, has
been bitten by a tarantula and his life is
despaired of. He picked up a bunch of
bananas in ttephano s fruit store ana the
t irantnla crawled out and bit him on the
index linger of the richt hand. The hand
became black and swollen aud it is thought
the poisoning may prove fatsl.
His Fame a Disability Now.
Washington, May 9. Chnrles Hedges,
formerly of Indianapolis, who gained some
fame by reporting Harrison's speeches for
the Associated Press during his first presi
dential campaign, aud who has been chief
of a division of the treasury department,
has been removed and a Democrat appoint
ed his successor.
more 'dhuh examinations.
Washington, May 9. Frequent exam
inations of national banks will be made in
the future by F. C. Eckels, comptroller of
the currency. The recent failure in a small
Nebraska town of a bank which, it has
turned out, was not visited by an exam
iner for over a year is one of the causes.
He proposes to have two examinations
each year of every bank in eacn district.
As the banks "pay the freight" the extra
examiners will not cost Uncle Sam aay
thing. A I'ublie Tricycle Service.
An enthusiastic wheelman proposes to
establish an extensive line of tricycles for
passenger service in tho city of London.
A man in uniform 'would be responsible
for the propulsion and guidance of each
tricycle, and the seat occupied by the
passenger would be suitably covered in.
It is calculated that a tariff of 6 cents
per ruilo will make the project remunerative.
One Way of In-bating.
Colonel Elliott F. Shcpard does not go
i into his prospective debate with the so
ClJlii.SL ennrei v lgiiorani, ui hum lun-mv
tual contests. The colonel once debated
a social question with a youthful antag
onist before the young people's associa
tion of a New York congregation. Short
ly before the debate began the colonel
graciously presented a handsonio check
to tho association. Tho decision of the
judges was unanimously in favor of the
colonel. New lork hnn.
She Must lie Forty and Pretty.
New York, May 9. Immigration Com
missioner Senner has received a letter from
George Rohamn, of Tremont, Pa., asking
the immigration authorities to get him a
wife. He wishes one about forty years
old, pretty and who is also capable of
Close of a Chicago Bank.
CHICAGO, May 9. The Chemical Na
tional bank, with deposits of $1,500,000, did
not open its doors to-day. it has the bank
ing privilege at the World's Fair grounds
and has done a good business there. The
officers say that no one will lose anything.
II. H. Warner Assigns. i
Rochester, N. Y., May 9. H. H. War
ner has made a general assignment; no
A Great Actor.
Joe Jefferson passed his eixty-fourth
birthday and grows old gracefully, as he
does everything else. The world would
like to have hina live until he could play
Rip Van Winkle without a makeup, and
then it would be harder than ever to part
with him. Detroit Free Press.
John B. Boden, a storekeeper at Bir
mingham, Ala., after listening to a ser
mon on the evils of card playing, made a
large bonfire of the cards in his store.
valued at fully $200.
When the lock was taken off the door
of the old Episcopal church at Rome,
Ga., which has just been pulled down,
it was found to contain a silver dime
made in 1800.
A Great Crash.
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