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TROOPS
PATROL
AN
ILLINOIS CITY
Sent to Cairo Following a
Double Lynching.
HOB EAGER TO SHED BLOOD
After Stringing Up Negro Accused of
Murdering Young White Woman
the Crowd Storms the Jail, Seizes
Alleged Wife Slayer and Hangs Him
to Telegraph Pole—Negro's Body
Cremated Near Scene of Hie Crime.
Cairo, 111.. Nov. IS.—After three
days of mob spirit, culminating in the
lynching of two men. Cairo is prac
tically under martial law. Troops
rushed to the Southern Illinois city
by order of Governor Deneen are pa
trolling the streets.
With the arrival of the troops in
the early hours of the morning an at
tempt was made to bring back a sem
blance of order after hours of tl
wildest rioting Southern Illinois hat
ever known.
From the time when 300 men and
women seized a Big Four freight train
and startc-d out in quest of Will James,
alias Frog, who was being hidden in
the woods by the sheriff and a dep
uty, until two bodies had been swung
up and that, of the negro burned the
people of Cairo have scouted the au
thcrity of law officers.
After James, who was accused of
the brutal murder of Anna Pellev, had
been hanged and his body cremated
the mob, still thirsting for blood,
Stormed the jail and took out Henry
8alzner, white, accused of the murder
of his wife, and hanged him.
Then the leaders began a search for
another negro, Arthur Alexander,
whom James implicated in a confes
sion maue in whispers after the rop
had been placed around his neck. In
this hunt the mob was unsuccessful.
It is believed that the negro has left
Cairo and Is now in East St. Loafla.
Ten Thousand in Mob.'
Ten thousand people helped execute
James. The negro was hanged to an
arch !n the center of the business
section of the city. Women, said to
be friends and relatives of the mur
dered girl, pulled the rope that
dragged the negro up.
The lynching was coolly planned by
the men who went into the woods de
termined tc bring James back. The
tnob left the train at Karnak and
Started towards Belknap. Between
the two places the exhausted sheriff,
who made a valiant effort to save his
prisoner, was found.
Handcuffed between Davis and his
deputy the negro, trembling with fear,
was found lying under overhanging
bushes along the bank of a little
creek. The sheriff and the others
were almost exhausted.
The mob held a council and decided
that the negro should be taken back
to Cairo so that the people there could
have a hand in the execution. Then
the mob went to Belknap, where the
ynembers boarded a train for Cairo
Sheriff Davis went on the same train
still endeavoring to protect his pris
oner.
When they reached Cairo the streets
were crowded and infuriated people
»et the train. A thousand persons
were gathered about the station. Th
negro was pushed and pulled towards
the big arch at Eighth and Commer
cial streets, where he was halted. A
rope was produced and one end tied
around his neck. Then he was asked
it he hod any confession to make.
Implicates Another Negf*.
The crowd took up the question
"Confess: confess they yelled. Then
the one short sentence which tb
crowd took ae a confession fell fron
his lips.
"Alexander helped." he whispered
There was a hoarse shout and the
rote, held in the hands of a woman
was yanked and the negro pulled up
ward. For a second the mob was
quiet as it gazed at the swinging body
Then tLe rope broke and the body
plunged towards thi street
A'.i* ost before it had struck the
pavemen' revo.vers flashed in the
electric lights and hundreds of shot
had been fired at the quivering body
of the giant coal heaver.
The body lay on the afreet only an
instant before the crowd was upon It
Then followed one of the wildest
scenes in the history of mob violence
While thousands hooted, yelled and
dance- about a man with a knife
tlaehed at the body. When it had
been hacked up the dead negro
dragged by a piece of the rope still
.A around his neck, was nulled through
the streets to an alley where the mur
der occurred. A bonfire had been ar
1 ranged and the body was thrown on
it A woman is said to have applied
a match and the crowd watched until
i th* corpse had been burned to ashes.
Then began a hunt for Alexander,
•he negio said to have helped James
murder Miss Pel ley.
Storm Jail for a White Man.
After a few hours the hunt was
abandoned and the mob weht to the
county jail, where Henry Salzner, ac
cused of the murder of his wife, was
held. The frenzied throng battered
down the door of the jail after an
hour's work and took Salzner out. He
was taken to a telegraph pole and
asked to confess. A mortal fear seized
him and he could hardly speak. This
increased the mob's anger.
Salznei's wife was murdered In July.
She was found in her home, her head
crushed with an axe. She revived
enough to declare her husband had
committed the deed.
The crowd started to pull Salzner
about, tut some one suggested he be
given a chance to pray.
For a few minutes they stood quiet
ly, with heads uncovered, while Salz
ner babbled in an effort at appeal to
his God. After a while they became
weary and sorae one in the mob shout
ed, "Cut it out."
The rope was tightened and Salzner
was run to the top of the pole. As
his body swung in the air a volley
was fired and a bullet cut the rope,
letting him drop to the street. There
he lay for an hour.
Soon afterward the local ndlitia was
ordered out and with the coming of
the soldiers the streets began to clear
PRODUCT OF DIME NOVELS
Slayer of Indiana Bank Official a
Mere Boy.
JefTersonville, Ind., Nqv. 13.—A
weak and pitiful wisp of humaniiv.
his "bravery" gone and himself a s ri
e a e o y o u e a s a y y
i
I n i u i o u s e a i n s o e e a
v e i
ty of yellow back literature Thon
efferson llall. not yet sevent". n
years old, is being held at the re:
matory here .after his attempted n-:
bery of the Merchants' National b.
at New Albany, Ind., and the kil s
of Cashier J. H. Fawcett and the s »t
oiis wounding of J. K. Woodward, th
bank president, and James Tucker,
he negro chauffeur.
After being captured by men livinu
tn shanty boat3 on the river Hall re
fused to tell who he was, but a n:m
named Ollie Robinson identified hie.
When pressed further by the police
Hall admitted his identity.
POVERTY CAUSE OF
INFANT MORTALITY
Well Known Physician Decries
Large Families.
New Haven, Cotm., Nov. 13.—Efforts
to check race suicide got sometl in
of a jolt at Yale, when Dr. Wt.•
Hutchinson read a paper before Hi
first international convention -v
held to reduce infant mortality. He
told at great length of philanthDp
experiments in increasing and
creasing infant mortality. He said
"Offering prizes for large fami)i«
Is a mistake. The dt&U* rate Is lugn
DR. WOODS HUTCHINSON,
In families too large to be properly
cared for. The chief cause of the in
fant mortality is poverty, with its chil
dren, ignorance and dirt. The cure
is higher wages and shorter hours
The institutional treatment of infants
is almost entirely a failure. There is
no place like heme for growing live
children.''
TYPHOON DESTROYS TOWNS
Roeent Philippine Storm Did Immense
Damage.
Washington, Nov. 13.—The destruc
tive character of the recent typhoon
which passed through Tacloban, in
the Philippine islands, Is indicated by
a cablegram received at the war de
partment stating that it lafd waste
the populous towns of Northern Leyte,
thence passed through Capiz and out
over the China sea. The army
Dagami was destroy*!.
F. O.B.
Detroit
H/SiM
SAID TO BF INVOLVED
IN SUGAH FRAUDS
Arbuckle Bros. May Compro
mise Willi Uncle Sam.
New York, Nov. 13.—Following fast
upon the announcement of the Amer
ican Sugar Refining company that a
reorganization of the entire working
force of the Williamsburg refinery
would be effected as a residt of the
weighing frauds discovered under the
regime of Henry L. Stimson as Unit
ed States district attorney came the
developments that another large su
gar importing concern, the Arbuckle
Bros, company, had begun negotia
tions with Air. Stlmson for the pur
pose of paying into the United States
treasury duties on sugar imports
which the government authorities
laim should have been paid on past
I'olghwipnts. Mr. Stirrson declined to
discuss the new developments in the
suenr import friud rn-'-co
and
W H.
With every Stewart there goes^vith^ it
a written guarantee bond that the stove
is perfect as to material and workman
ship.
We are well pleased with our Steal
Range Sale the past ten day*.
However we have two or three left
which you can buy at the sale price.
CRIST RENSCH,
The Hardware Merchant
Last Year's Sensation f_T A/f
MADISON, SOI TH DAKOTA, SATI RDAY, NOVEMBER 13. 1909
Dikman. counsel for the ^rm of Ar
buckle Bros., maintained a similar
reticence, but from cne of Mr. Stim
son's associates it was learned that
these negotiations had not only been
begun, but were well on their way to
a conclusion.
The greatest secrecy is being main
tained by both the government prose
cutors and the representatives of the
companies, but there is a persistent
report to the effect that indictments
have already been found.
TRY
TO
CREMATE FAMILY
UnKnown
persons Set Fire tc
5 Passengers 30 Horse Power 108 Inch Wheel Base 32x3 V2 Inch Tires Weight
Equipped 2150 lbs. 6000 now in use. Motor 4x4V2. Magneto, Gas Lamps,
Generator and Tube Horn Included—Of Course. The Car that Led the 1909
Glidden Tour of 2600 miles.
This Year's Standard fl« iVl. I cnilj
11-
Colored
Mar's Home.
Chicago. Nov. 13.—An* attempt to
burn alive Professor James Payne, a
colored spiritualist, and his faml'y,
whose home waa recentljl raided, was
made by unknown persons, who
poured kerosene over the front porch
of the Payne home and in the hallway
and th^n set fire to the place.
The noise awakened Payne and as
he ran down the hall stairs to investi
gate a can of oil exploded a few feet
from him. The front of the house was
then in flames. Payne rushed hack
to alarm his wife and the family es
caped by the reur entrance.
BARKILL WILL LEAD PARTY
Guide to S^ow Point He Claims Dr.
Cook Reached.
MI«sotila. Mont,. Nov 13.--Edward
Harrill, wli' guided Dr. Frederick A.
Cook on his trip to Mount McKinley,
has announced that he had completed
arrangements to take
a
We are not going into details about
these heaters, as they have been ot the
market 70 years, probably the oldest
itove and range factory in the world.
What we want you to know is that we
have the
Largest Line
of Heaters of any hardware store in
Hufcity.
W e have all sizes in three different
ttiakes of the Stewart and are making
very close prices on them.
party to the
moi.ntain next spring.
The party will include sevotal news
paper men and will be taken to the
exact spot from which Barrill claims
the photograph was taken which Cook
claims was snapped at the top of
Mount McKinley. Barrlll claims this
picture wus taken when they were
about half way up the mountain.
GUILTY OF MAIL ROBBERY
rivt Convicted
of Looting
'Car
#n Un­
ion Pacific.
Omaha, Nov. 13.—"GuiMy as found
in the indictment' Is the verdict re
turned by the jury in the eases of D.
W. Woods, William Matthews, Law
rence J. Oolden. Frank Grlgware and
Fred Torgensen, who have been on
trial in the ft deral court charged with
holding up and robbing the mail car
of the Overland Ihnltfd train on the
Union facinc railroad th" night of
\fav 22.
Stewart
HEATERS
AGENT
MADISON,
S. DAKOTA
ann
Beautiful Gifts
8le
G,VEN AWAY
BY.
GEO. COOK, The Jeweler
To stimulate our trade from now until Jan. 1, we
•re going to give away to our customers the fol
lowing beautiful presents
1st Gift, A BEAUTIFUL DIAMOND RING
2nd Gift, LADIES or GENTS GOLD fILLED WATCH
3rd Gift, HAND PAINTED CHINA I'f
4th Gift, CUT GLASS PIECES
These articles are now on display in our show
window. We are making some extraordinary
rices on our Jewelry and Silverware all along
line. Repair work has the same opportunity
fo get these presents.
GEO. COOK,The
CHAS. B. KENNEDY & KENNEDY,,
VfctProldent
—'THE
Madison State
COAL
MADISON, S.
FARM JLOANS AT LOWEST
•RATES
PHONE 256
We handle only th#
best and deliver to
all parts of the city
JONES BROS. GRAIN CO.
Peter Marquart & Son
MEMBER OF
OUR MOTTO yi
!3NE5T CONCRETE®
W. G. MARQUART,
&
•T
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Jeweler-
fills,.
v 7 i
i 4A. f&f
IK)SS1BLE
COAL
\4
i
Cement Walks,
Foundations, Bridges,
Culverts, anything
and everything
in
Guaranteed Cement
Construction.
or Leave Orders With Hackett & Sutton
Phone Green 263
Don't Permit the Coal to Ran Out
for you will suffer much inconven
ience- We, of course, hurry your
order as much as possible, but
you run a risk.
TAKE TIME BY THE fORtOCK
as regards your fuel- Our ooal
will burn
good,
is free from all
foreign substances suoh as dirt,
slate, etc. and will throw out all
the heat you can stand for. Any
size any quantity.
SSSLM W. Kctcbam

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