1902-03-26 FARR SHERIFF LYNCHED NEGRO RAPIST

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1902-03-26 FARR SHERIFF LYNCHED NEGRO RAPIST - 'lout Thousand Colorado Citi- lens Fearfully...
'lout Thousand Colorado Citi- lens Fearfully Avenged Assault SLEEPING CAR PORTER Was Accused of Assaulting Mrs. Henrietta' Miller an Aged California Woman Wallace Died Protesting That He Was Innocent. La Junta. Cob. March 25. W. H. Wallace a ego sleeping car porter was 4j-nchcd at 6 o'clock tonight In a corner of the court i us square being handed to an electric light po'.e by a howling mob of 4.000 people who had been hunting for him all day. After the hanging the body of the negro was riddled with bullets. Wallace had been kept out of town all Cay by Sheriff Fair In an attempt to save Mm from the mob. The prisoner made no resistance to the lynching and died pro- ti-stlng his Innocence. The negro was lynched for an assault or. Mrs. Henrlettai II. Miller aged 67 years going from Lee Angeles Gal to J nvr to visit relatives. The died was .Cirmmlttcd in the Santa Fe railroad yards here last night by a negro porter on a pnllnwn car running between Denver and 'Jia Junta .AfttrJeavins- the Chicago limited train Ere Mrs. Miller asked B' porter whom 'the met cm the -station platform where. h Tim-rev ulecoer was. The man offered to conduct her to the car. After- going with hint a considerable l istanqe Mrs Miller became suspicious Senfl started to return to the station. She Sr&s then knocked down by a blow on the Head and after a struggle with her as- tatlant. was choked Into Insensibility. Wher she regained consciousness out en h ur later she crawled back to the fetation -ind P ve an account of the as- iauH and a description of her assailant. Washington H. Wallace. a Pullman car port r. who runs between Denver and I. city stopping here on each run from 9:46 o'clock at night until noon''the" follpw- inc day. was arrested In the car f.wnlch he had charge. He wrs,1 Identified by. Mrs. Miller. Bloodhounds' wefS .brought from Canyon City .and they jtrallPd the wan who accompanied Mrs. Miller through the yards to the tar' In which WaHr.oe- .was found. Eight assaults have occurred here In the past few months and It Is believed that all were committed by one man. Mrs. Miller's conifltion Is critical. Mob Overtakes Sheriff. Fearing a lynching Sheriff Farr decided t tske the prisoner to Pueblo when his Intention became known however the railroad employees declared they would not travel by rail as they would refuse to operate the train out of LaJunta with Wallace on board. The sheriff placed his prisoner In a carriage and started for ii -1..1 Pacific. 20 sugar UK un Lllc miles north. At that place he was too late to catch the train for Pueblo and then decided to drive through. Meantime an armed party had left LaJunta to overtake the sheriff and prisoner. The car riage was finally overtaken at Patterson Hollow midway between Rocky Ford and Manianola. Sheriff Farr made no resistance and Wallace did not ask for mercy. The carriage was- turned back toward LaJunta. Passing through RocRy reed the mob was Joined by 500 men of that town. LaJunta was reached about .o'clock where Ulou- lands Of men. women and children many from the surrounding country awaited them. A peace element endeavored to stop tb proposed lynching and a commit tee consisting of Robert Patterson bank er- Dr. Fleming -aarlea Dearborn ooirtty treasurer and other prominent clt- Isens asked the privilege of trying to get from Wallace a confession. This was granted and the negro was taken Into the court house. After half an hour or 1'0 the word wnt out that the court house doors were locked and that the committee would try to prevent a lynching. Immediately pandemonium reigned. Stones were hurl ed at the Htllding until every window was broken. Stormed Court House. Then with a telegraph pole for a battering ram the crowd broke In the dUors and Wallace was taEen out. Mayor Sabln made a speech to the crowd counseling them to let the law take Its course. He WIVES GALORE ON HIS TRAIL Trouble Is Fast Pursuing Christian C NelsonWhose Fad Was Marrying ONLY THIRTEEN WOMEN CLAIM HIM AS HUSBAND It Is Bald That Ee Harried a Woman at Sumter S. C. Nelson In Jail at Last and Wives Are Gathering. St. Joseph Mo. March 25. Christian C. Nelscn railroad contractor and horseman alleged to have tl lrte n wives. Is In jaii here on the charge of bigamy haying Just been brought In from &an Antonio Tex. where he was arrested a few day ego Nelson will be tried In St. Joseph because the woman most active In his prosecution was married to him In this city last September. This bride was Mrs. Mary A. Parko.- of Plattsbnrg. Mo. Nel son admits "having three wives but says th other ten are myths. We is said to be wanted for bigamy In Chicago. San Fran cisco Des Molnes. New York. St. Paul. Sumter S. C. and Conway Ark. His preliminary trtal will be held here before the same justice of the peace who solemnized his marriage with Mrs. Parker in September. Des Moines. la. March 2. Mrs. Dorothy Harvey residing In Lake Park this city claim to be one of the 'alleged thirteen wives C. C. Nelson who Is now under arrest at St. Joseph on a charge of bigamy. Nelson. according to her story wooed and won her Just a year ago. She was a widow 15 years old. Nelson she sa/s represented tc her that ho wa a. wealthy horseman and desired to take her to his big stock farm in tho east. To accommodate- him she sold her home worth $3,000 for half this sum and entrusted the money to him. He departed ostensibly to buy a span of horses and was never again heard from. Fort Scott. Kane. March 25. Mrs. A. F. Milburn the most recent wife of C. C. Nelson the alleged bigamist who was arrested In San Antonio recently while on his wedding trip with her has Just returned from San Antonio and is prostrated. Her family has given out a statement declaring that she will prosecute Nelson if the Missouri authorities release him. XBA375EKRS CAUSE A -RIOT Citizens. andStiMt Car Employe "In a Pitched Battle. Chicago. March Tie dtttens of.tin south end of Austin engaged the em ployees of the Union and. Consolidated Traction companies hand-to-hand -In th fight for universal transfers which Judge Ball has decided must be given. .Eighteen men. headed by Vi. E. Golden a druggist rode back and for "n the West Madison street lines demanding transfers from the trolley to the cable and back again. They were 'refused as had been expected and the efforts of th street car crews to eject them from the cars resulted In two pitched battles which tied.up both lines for some time. In the battle Golden's back was sprained and he was otherwise injured. None of the others was hurt. A large number of suits against the companies is one of the results threatened as a result of the fight. CANCEL FREIGHT CONTRACTS. Actidn Is Taken Because of Crusade of Roosevelt. Cleveland Ohio. March 23. Oeneral freight ager.ts of the lines of the Central Frtlght Association hays been traveling from city to city during the last five days cancelling contracts amounting to thousands of dolltrs for the movement of freight. A railroaa official aid today that for the first time in his experience cf le service with railroads there is net. to his knowledge a cut rite or case of discrimination In existence. The scars crtated by the wholesale prosecution of lines for discrimination is most complete and effective he said. was listened to but as soon as he finished the crowd moved down the street dragging the negro by a rope A boy was sent up a telegraph pole with the rope. It was thrown over the cross bar and then dropped Into the crowd. A hundred' hands grasped It and In an In stant the negro was in the aft. Hardly had the boy climbed out of danger when hundreds of pistols were drawn and before the negro's body reached the top of the pole It was riddled with bullets and the man was dead. At a late hour tonight the body had not been taken down. The coroner lives at Rocky Ford. Sheriff Fan- said tonight that Wallace steadfastly maintained his innocence but the police declare that when they arrested him In his ear there were blood and gray hair/ ort his clothing and other evidence which satisfied them he was the guilty nftn. Wallace lived with his wife at 1527 Law rence street. Denver. He Is said to have come here from Sedalla. Mo. and had been employed by the railroad company for several years. As of of the of hi of of I a g MOBHOWLS IN DELIGHT ASHEOIES C iti. on an Aged WornafL HANG O AND RIODl D 2ltJ'f It Woman-Wallace 25. 'ncl1cd o hue v o bu letl. a l 'f'3."a Denver d commtttcdin ht 'and La .Attfr Jea.Tirur th Cbl ago.1tmlte I he tton fh. 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  1. The Atlanta Constitution,
  2. 26 Mar 1902, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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