The Leavenworth (Kansas) Times 23 Jul 1881 page 1 "The Talbott Tragedy"

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rrn u uy LFVEKTOIITH, LL JOLJPi THE TALBOTT TRAGEDY. THE DROP FALLS ON THE FINALE. Execution nt the Two Brother at Mar), vllle, in the Preseuce of a Very iMrga Crowd The Lat Confessions. Special I1 patch. Makyvii.i.e, Kan., July 2-', 2-', 2-', 10 p. If it were nut too much like mockery to speak in !ui;!i a niliiiniT at the time when two human beings, one a mere boy of seventeen. are ptnnding upon the threshold of eternity, it would be about as well sm tiie situation could be described to nv that this bus been A liALA UAV in the history of Mary tile. The morbid curio.iity which is so large a part of the nature of depraved humanity .seldom finds it-elf it-elf it-elf (iritilied inurf fully than when per-iii per-iii per-iii 1 1 I to least upon the spectacle of a human being standing upon a trap-door, trap-door, trap-door, with pinioned limbs and bandaged eyes, waiting for the si'nal whvh shall launch the human form divine suddenly into fternity; it is sad to say if, but therein that in the wri ting. and contortions of the victim over which the assembled multitude seems to gloat. i HoWI'S II W K BBKX COMINO into this generally quiet little Missouri town, all yen'erduy evening, througbout ltLst nilit, and this morning up to the present writing, until now there must be tully ten thou-and thou-and thou-and people i.ere. Gen- Gen- rally speaking, it is an orderly crowd, yet on each face, even of women, that morbid look I have mentioned can be distinguished, distinguished, and occasionally from the more hardened drop a lew coarse jests concern i nghe situation ; still, the jester generally finds that he is in poor business, and stops after a very little of such exhibitions of his brutality. Perhaps it niigh' be well to briefly give a few points to acquaint the public with the crime. The Crime iiuil the Victim. The history of tae crime, as taken trom the Associated Press dispatch sent out on Monday, September 20, is as follows: Dr. Perry II. Talbott, of Nodaway county, county, was assassinated at his home six miles outh of Miry ville on Saturday night last. The doctor, with his wife and m.. s, were n attendance at the county fair at Mary, ville during the day. During the evening the doctor was called to see a patient in Ihe neighborhood. lie made the professional professional visit, and returned shortly before!) o'clock. Upon entering the house he found his wife resting upon the bed, waiting waiting his return, and one of his sons, xi iting by a window. After pulling off his oat the doctor sat down upon the side of the bed, when a shot was tired through Oie window by which the son was sitting, Ihe ball passing through Dr. Talbott's body, ami lodging in the wall opposit. The doctor sprang to his feet, saying: "l am shot!" and at onoe sank to the floor. His son placed him upon the bed, and then seizing a double-barreled double-barreled double-barreled gun rushed out of a back o't in HO ' tri Wl" t b ct- ct- - 'n tune to discover the retreating .Jromiing toward the orchard, and ..t him. apparently without effect. 'I slbott lingered in great pain until 2 . i Sunday afternoon, and then ex-lie ex-lie ex-lie was a prominent Greenbacker editor of Thr Standard, a Greenback ; published at Maryville. He had - i .i 1 jiveu in me coiiiuv iiiii iv veuis, nnu was lutthly respected. He had been a member of the' state legislature of this state, and d years ago ran for congress in this dis-No dis-No dis-No clue has been discovered as to c mini it U-d U-d U-d the murder, as it was not sed that Talbott had an enemy. The ith which he was killed was of coni- coni- ..iue. and about an ounce in weight true was tins story, given at me .vh s for subsequent events to show Subsequent Development!. The history of the crime is so fresh upon tihe minds of the people of Kansas and .Missouri, upon whom it has created such in profound impression, that togive it anew wmi Id be rehashing of what is already well Wwn to all suffice it to say that in the coMf.ie of time Charles and Albert P. Tal boi t, sons of the murdered man, were ar rested, its the Ml KPKREKS OK THEIR FATHER I must pass hurriedly over the long trial, flw report oi which consumed many u.'uns of newspaper space, which the boys had honeut oi the best legal nit. in this section, but which proved unavailing: tbev were found guilty and 1 tn h hani?etl June 25, but were ted at the last moment by Gov. Crit iteuden until to-day. to-day. to-day. The boys had stren irumslv insisted that thsv were lnnoceti vu to this time, and profound sympathy was created fot them tor tliia reason, and owing to other circumstances which seemed seemed to show that they were the victims of a conspiracy. Hut "the approach of death harrowed them up, and on the 5th day of July they made their first confession. and col in full tal- tal- abont the home plac are perforated with lead, which is the result of us and father shooting at lime at a mark. I did not hear father tell Albert to take the gun and run out of the house and shoot as though be saw some one running away, but Albert has always told me he did. I have now told all 1 Know about this sad h miicide, which has blighted the future of the children children of Dr. Talbott and brought ruin and disgrace upon me, and if what I did is murder murder I am guilty. (Signed,) Charles Edward Talbott. CONKlRMtD BY ALhfcH.1. I have carefully examined the statement of confession of my brother, Charles Ed-waad Ed-waad Ed-waad Talbott, as to what occurred in the house on the night of the 18th of September, September, during my absence. I of course, do not know only as Edward has told. I do know, however, what father said. He wanted suspicion kept from the family. and told me after I had assisted him to the bed to take the gun and run out and shoot at any one I could see about the premises. and to snoot any way. I obeyed his order. lie then talked over the familv troubles. and told ns to deny any knowledge of how he was shot by an assassin through the window. I have denied everything for my brother Edward's sake, and even swore before the coroner's inquest and the committing magistrate to that which I knew to be false. I was willing to do am- am- tli.ng to help him out, and willing to even lie with In tn as long as he preferred to keep the secret; but he has concluded to (unless, and all that part of his statement of which I have personal knowledge is true. The window glass, where it has been claimed the shot chine through, was knocked out by mu with the breech of the shotgun in the presence of father and by his direction. Signed Albert P. Talbott. A Second Confession. Time wore on, and the fatal day ap proached only too swiftly for the doomed brothers. They have been confined prin cipally In the Buchanan county jail, at St. Joseph, and on Wednesday they seemed to have uivita LP ALL HOPE, and Albert sent for press representatives to make a last and true confession. This a very long, occupying five or six uews- uews- po per columns, the following being a synopsis: synopsis: It begins by asserting the innocence innocence of the boys, and then recounts trouble Will Mitchell had with the mur dered man prior to the killing, growing out of a quarrel the doctor had with his (Mitchell's) wife, and this gave Albert rea son to thinK alter the shooting that Mitchell was at the bottom, and Henry Whyatt had been hired to do it. The con fession recounts at great length various devices devices of Whyatt for a uumber of days after the shooting to create the impression that men were lurking around the bouse to kill some one else, an oi wnicn he (Albert) was fully aware of, and that it was Whyatt's work. On Saturday night, a week after the murder of the father, Whyatt was told by Albert that they had better stand on guard; that there were men running around t'ying to kill them all. Whyatt was stationed down stairs, and about 8:ot) a noise was made there which brought Albert out from an upper room, when a number of revolver shots came up at him, and he fired his shotgun shotgun in reply; that ended the night's shoot ing The First Confession. The following is this confession, substantially substantially as it was made: CHARLES' CONCESSION. I have concluded to tell all about the killing of Dr. Perry H. Talbott on the -.night -.night of the 18th of" September last. I fired the fatal shot that sent him to his death. 1 did it under the following circumstances: Dr. Titlbott returned from the fairat Maryville Maryville about dusk on the evening of the 18th of September, 180- 180- He came in a carriage with the children. Mrs. Talbott, my mother, mother, came to A rkoe on the train, which is near our home. have heard that Dr. Talbott Talbott and Mrs. Tai had a quarrel on the fair grounds before starting but of this I know nothing persoi.''y- persoi.''y- hen the.doc-tor the.doc-tor the.doc-tor arrived at home tlu a CU.H furll to go to Leightys toatd Mt;k chl'd- chl'd- if or.ieri tl hnVM ns He Called US, tO nl m, 111. I,n n,l 'l.ri n .r . "0 1 his Saddle mi- mi- Ti,i U ,i;,i u,,,i rode away About 9 o'clock P.M.', as they J', he returned. returned. I and Henry Wyatt ha,! retired 41 K.il ill an llli.ut.iirw rtwkm i!w,r'Jv' e heard mother crving for bel n. and we l"n down and entered the room where they were. The sight that I then beheld aj) pulled nie. Mother was lying on the floor in front of the bed, and father was kicking her. How they got down I cannot tell, but when Henry Wvatt and I entered the room father called for his revolver, which was ly ng on the bureau near by, and 1 grabbed the shot gun and SHOT HIM IS THE BACK. Just after firing the shot my brirther, Albert I'., came in from the barn, where he had been, as they say, to put away the mule and he assisted him to the bed. Dr. Talbott. then railed us ti the bed and told us the shot was fatal and that he must soon die; that he wanted to Jorgive and be forgiven. He briefly recounted the family troubles and told us that wemustdeny all. lie wanted the public to think that the national banks and public corporations had hired an assassin to kill him because of his denunciation, of them in some of his speeches. He urged us to obev bis instruc- instruc- t ion aim lo Keep suspicion on me laiunj. This course we 1iave pursued until death stared ns in the face, lie urged us to deny all and stand upon our denial, assuring us that it would carry us through; that to make our defence sure he would make his will, and make us equal distributees of his property, and make mother the executrix of his will. Father was at this time very cruel to mother and to us children. He was a man of desperate temper, with whom no one could reason. I have withheld this statement, being willing to undergo any punishment rather than expose the FAULTS OF MT FATHER, or let the world know that I killed him to protect my mother. Suspicion soon cen tered upon the family, and we were arres ted upon the oath of J. V. Brighton. Much has been said, and the censure of the public public waa terrible. What my brother and I have said lias been magnified and construed :against us. Mitchell and Brighton have falsified from the beginning. If I must go to ray grave at the hands ot the execu tioner, I shall die declaring; that both of them have committed periury. Henrv Wyatt was so frightened by being arrested mat ne Knew not what to do, and swore. I suppose, to what his attorney told him. He is weak-minded weak-minded weak-minded and not responsible Shefman Shinnabarger told the truth, He was at our house when Alberf anl I were moulding slues of lead in an auger-hole, auger-hole, auger-hole, and saw us shoot one of them at a tree. This, however, was a common occurrence. Father's house had been, and was for years, an arsenal. We had been taught to shoot from early childhood, trnd learned how to mould slugs of lead for that purpose. . The fence posts and boards Mitchell came to the house shortly afterward. Ed. Talbott saw a man about his size run away from the house at the time the shooting took place, and shot at him twice. Ed. and Albert convinced themselves that Whyatt did the shooting up the stairs. Subsequently Albert ' laid for the two he suspicioned, and overheard the following: Whyatt aaid tu Mitchell, "What the hell are we go- go- lug to do about thlt thing T I believe Kud has takeu a tumble to it." Mitchell replied, "wnat li be'l did you do with the wuni" Whyatt replied, "I put It iu ihe river up at Forest ford." Mitchell asked, "Do you think it will ever be found out?" Whyatt replied, "I dou't believe it ever will." Mitchell said, Do you ttnuk Bun kuowa it was you ne aot at that nlhtl" Whyatt Raid no, "he didn't believe ha did." Mitchell asked Whyatt, "How did you manage manage It?" Whyatt said he loaded his gun and put it under the kitchen walk that goea out to me we'l, and waited till the old man came home, when he, Whyatt, got up and went dowu ataira atUr I .Albert .Albert J had got into the house, and took the (rua and went to the window; he laid the window curtain was down, but there waa a uplit in it juat big not ;,'h for him to see through ; he just raised his old guu and plugged the old fellow through, and ran around on the east side of the house and slipped the guu un der the kitchen walk, ran around to the front side the bouse, and as I tvas coming out of the middle door aud had the shot-gun, shot-gun, shot-gun, he made tracks for ttui orchard, and that I ran out aud shot at him, when he was about thirty-live thirty-live thirty-live yards ahead. Mitchell said, "how did It come he didn't hit you?" Whyatt replied. "1 pulled the shot out of the gun the day before." Mitchell aaked, "how did you get bacn into the kitchen then without any of them knowing it7" He replied, "I j list flew around there, took a short turn around the smoke house and ran up stairs and woke Ed up, at that ma came out and called for the boys." Subsequently Albert heard the twain plotting to bring a detective from Kansas to ruu the boys in. The detective story is then told; how he came, had frequent conferences conferences with Whyatt and Mitchell, all of which the Talbott boys overheard, in which just what was to Vie sworn to was rehearsed rehearsed throughly. Whit Leighty is Introduced inio the confession here as a co-conspirator co-conspirator co-conspirator with Whyatt et al. Ihe guard around the house is kept up each night, Mitchell and Whyatt pretending to see men lurking around, all of which Albert pretended excited him greatly and caused a great deal of shooting. At the same time Albert says lie was doing an lie could to Ket Mitchell and Whyatt to confess, telling them he didn't care much for his father s death; th the hud always been pretty mean, etc. Then is told the story of how the Talbott boys, Mitchell, Whyatt, Brighton the detective, and Whit Leighty conspired to rob the Hopkins Hopkins bank, iu which cross-purposes cross-purposes cross-purposes seemed to be greatly at work for no apparent end; about that time the boys were arrested. Albert gives his lawyer a little dig, for rushing his trial through, closing with the following statement ot wtiat;w hyatt told him at Savannah before going to Marys-ville Marys-ville Marys-ville to be executed: What Whyatt told me at Savannah before going to Varyvi'le to b executed : I went around to the north side of the jail or c irridor and called Whyatt, aud asked him what he aud Mitchell, Leiglny and Brighton had put up a job on me for? I told him I have not a great while to live, and would like to know what he did it for. Well, he said that Brighton and Mitchell had urged him to do it. He said he was not to blame. They had toid him to, and the law would r!ear him, aud now tbey had ran otf and left him They had agreed to pay him f2t J, and had never paid me a SID. That he did the shootiug and that Mitchell persuaded him to do it, and Whit. I-elghty I-elghty I-elghty furnished Will Mitchell the gun. It was a double-barreled double-barreled double-barreled hot-gun. hot-gun. hot-gun. Aud he put the gun in Forrest ford when he went to Maryville to his tiial; that he was going to tell the facts in the case, and when he sot to Maryville he would have done so il it bad not been for his attorney. So that stopped his coufesniou . He told me his attorney would not let him do it. That night when he went down after the doctor he took the gun with him on the mule and he weut up toward Maryville about three miles aud there is a lane tnrns off and goes ,-ward ,-ward ,-ward the river, aud threw the gun in tho river. He rode t the bault ud thrpw il Ult tne a nole en,y or thirt'v feet deep. There is two Forrest fortis, aud he ueoV" la m0 JUBt ""ere it was ue minx ""i learned f tni ftrst from the conversation I overheard at thf The mule that he rode when he went after Uw. doctor had a shoe off the right '""d'aod I went td look for the guu after hearing the conversation at t? aiable. We found the mule tracks with a shoe off, tfui the mule's tracks was there iu several places am! prints was left m the mud. That was probably two weeks or more after- after- i.... ,...ka in the soft mud was plain yet. rTr.'i- rTr.'i- ...! r.,,.. wnole dtv for the gun, but ciuld not find it. He told me about his doing in the Savannah jail. NOW ABOUT THB BCLLKTS. W'e teil to have ba"s on the place there one and one-half one-half one-half iuch long, and my father used to hunt deer These bullets were differeut from the one that "mV Lather was shot with. They were different in this resiwct they were a little larger. This one waa out down by Whyatt, but where he got it there are hundreds more 1 suppose to-day. to-day. to-day. There was rules on the bullets; we used to cut them ou the long bullets and we hail a thing a pur--Hise pur--Hise pur--Hise pur--Hise for rlfllug taeui. Father learned us how to do uheat: says uira"3u rrJ??- rrJ??- Ard thw. he shot father with. It had separated. Nor were the mother and sister ! removed from the cell without considerable effort; yet this was as nothing compared to what happened tnis morning, wnen me final parting took place. The boys then went to bed, but very little sleep visited their eyes that night. Tb Parting this Morning. The boys rose early, and at this time had apparently schooled themselves for the ter rible fate ahead of them; but they had yet to face the most trying ordeal, which was to test their courage to the utmost. Fathers Anselm and Ignatius, two St-Joseph St-Joseph St-Joseph benedicts, administered the last sacrament of the Catholic church. The brothers then dressed themselves carefully, carefully, and all the preparations were perfected perfected for the hanging. Then came the PARTING SCESt between the mother, sisters and betrothed. Words fail to do full juir.Ice to this sad event. Charles, whom as I have hitherto stated, is but seventeen, who had hitherto perhaps been the bravest of the two, gave way suddenly, and though he endeavored to steel himself, it was impossible to do so; he flung himself on the floor of the cell, literally tore his hair, and his cries and lamentations filled the corridor of the jail. "Can't somebody stop it?" fairly screamed the poor boy. "My God! Save me! Save me! For the love of Jesus, save me!" were some of the cries that chilled the blood of those who beard. The women, who had thus far borne up wonderfully, now too gave way, and their agonizing shrieks mingled with those of the wretches! boy, and the spectacle became so agonizing that it was resolved to remove the women from the jail. Mrs. Talbot was the hardest to take away. Twice after she had reached the door she broke away from the guards and ran shrieking toward her sons, but was prevented reachipg them. When she finally appeared on the outside, she raised herself to her tun neignt.ana raisea doiii hands to heaven. In an instant, all was hushed; the action of the mother had impressed impressed all who witnessed it. She seemed for an instant to make a mute supplication to God to let the bitter enn as by; then a sudden revulsion of fueling cam; she dropped her hands, ana oiowiy raising her right arm extended it at full length, and in a voice that pierced all who heard it said: "May you all be satisfied when you have the blood of my boys upon your heads." It was a sight not to be witnessed without shuddering, and dampened for a time the curiosity of those who had come for miles in every direction, dressed in their best, and with baskets of provisions, as to a picnic to witness man's inhumanity to man. On the Gallows, At half past 1 the condemned men were handcuffed together, taken from the jail to an omnibus, a strong guard placed around them, and the march to the gallows began. Instantly an immense throng surrounded surrounded the vehicle, everyone of that large mass of humanity seemingly straining straining his eyes to catch a view of those who were so soon to gaze upon the earth for the lasr time. The crowd pressed close upon the guards, but made no effort to in-terferewith in-terferewith in-terferewith the due process of law. When the scaffold was reached the guards aanged around it and the boys ascended the steps supported by the son of the sheriff" severel deputies, and the priests, who began praying upon reaching the top, the boyi HOT Nothing; Still St. extremely the past in most and the extent; the commercial cent, on New twenty-five cents an iron state, advanced business was there staple advanced the The light. with and speculative seems to ciops prices advanced. and fallen fluctuated off from Wheat the close the and only advanced, fluctuated better but no has and no Lumber pine, tor demand and the the them. an active prices. and low, demand. Drugs Hardware, purposes, is in trade in unusual continues supplies are changes toward Groceries sugar greater are berries are of grain the high demand, Shipments export been a over the aoout corn crease joining therein with a considerable show of fervor. Them came THE LAST LEAVE-TAKING. LEAVE-TAKING. LEAVE-TAKING. The arms and legs were pinioned, the black cans ad justed, and the fatal noose put around the neck of each, amid a solemn solemn stillness from the great throng. At 2:1") (J all arrangements had been completed, completed, and all eyes were eagerly watching for the sad final. It came a minute later, and at 2:17 the sheriffs son pulled the bolt, THE TKU' WAS SPRUNG, and two bodies shot down to eternity. The fee'ings of the crowd rjad been wrought to the utmost tension, and as the bodies came to the end of the ropest with a dull, sickening sickening thud it seempd as if on irtigucy groan in unison burst from the lips of the assembled assembled thousands. There was little struggling, struggling, and death resulted almost instantly. There was little disorder, though there was a strong sentiment on the side of the boys. Little drunkenness was noticeable, and though a light or two occurred on the outskirts nothit.g serious happened during the la3'. The crowd slowly dispersed; the bodies were eventually cut down and turned over to their friends, and so ended one of the most remarkable crimes that has ever happened in Norih western Missouri. Missouri. P. HUNG FOR AN OLD MURDER. John W. Patterson Pays the Penalty for a Murder Committed Ten Years Ago. St, Locis, July 22. A dispatch to the Associated Press from Clinton, Mo., says: John W. Patterson, who murdered James G. Clark, near Leesburg, Henry county, the 1st of December, 1868. was hanged there this morning in the presence of about 8,000 persons, who assembled from all the su rounding country. Patterson was taken from the jail at 11:15 and arrived at the gallows, a half mile from town, at 11:30. Religious services were said by Elder Pierce, the prisoner standing with uncovered head, After prayer was concluded, Patterson in a very low voice, thanked the sheriff and his attorneys for the kindness they had shown him. Sheriff Ho ikins then read the death warrant and the prisoner shook hands witn the sheriff, attorneys, clergy and others. His arms were then pinned and his legs tied, during which operation he gazed out at the great crowd before him. The black cap was put on and the rope adjusted, and at 11:53 the sheriff, with npraised broad-axe broad-axe broad-axe in his hand, said? "John W. Patterson, may the Lord have mercy on your soul." With the last word the rope wascut, and the soul of Patterson went hence. In thirteen minutes he was dead, and in fifteen fifteen minutes the body wascut down and put in the coffin and buried at the public expense, he having no friends in this county. county. His neck was broken. After committing the crime for which he was executed to-day, to-day, to-day, and while in confinement confinement waiting trial. Patterson broke jail and eluded arrest for ten years. He was then found living in Stone county, 111., and taken to Henry county, Mo., and under a new indictment tried, convicted and sentenced to be hanged June 10th, but the case was taken to the supreme court, and a stay of execution granted till to-day. to-day. to-day. New tone in with reports reassuring. that the contributed in the situation. feature; busy in the fall rule, with a Wheat advance. crops Lard weakness fall is still in from Prices lower, firm, market large The change; The shoes must amounts sales of the soon the orders. can general thought and tinues. Prices first jobbing In raw deal of Refined demand. week nearly South casualties eieht Eastern out any strug-e-line strug-e-line strug-e-line in all is before the J? .iw-ank. .iw-ank. .iw-ank. He cut it down a little and fixetd it up to su! J.. d gave mm instructions to a. . hl, ill believe it on the boys quickw' than " he " Bh0t with any other. Now, when Mitchell was la Kansw hooting, he wrote A LETTER to Wyatt, telling him to carry out his plans the he had instructed bim at the wedding, before mentioned. mentioned. And after we were arrested the letter was found, and we tried to produce it as testimony, but it was ruled out. And this ends the case. CONDENSED DISPATCHES. Maud S. will be speeded in Chicago today. today. East Des Moines has a case of Asiatic cholera. Baseball: at Detroit Detroits 6, Chica-goes Chica-goes Chica-goes 4. "Yellow-fever "Yellow-fever "Yellow-fever and small-pox small-pox small-pox are epidemic at Vera Cruz. An advancing grain market is shaking up the Chicago speculators. Pennsylvania Republicans meet at Har-risburg, Har-risburg, Har-risburg, "September 18, to nominate a stale treasurer. Isoouois will not meet lany Goodwood engagements but will be reserved for St. Leger stakes. Two employes in the Spanish bank of Cuba stole $200,000 specie and fled with two accomplices. It has been decided that Bradlaugh shall usual the summer rather advance rye, most which up to active week. with rains the Oats crop yet slow one ness with ing can the were window-glass the is pay the 500 penalty for sitting and voting I is drain-parliament without taking the oath. I ed The Last Hour. Hope did not leave the boys until al most the last hour and when the last flickering flickering ray expired, which was about 11 o'clock, the boys displayed the strongest emotion, and asken that their mother, sisters and Miss Louis, the young lady to whom Albert was engaged to be married, be permitted to see them. This was granted, granted, and from that time until midnight a grief-stricken grief-stricken grief-stricken party sat in the cell of the condemned brothers. Mrs. Talbott was especially especially remarkable for the depth of her grief, though at times she controlled herself, with very great effort, but it waa only to HEAP DENCSCIATION8 CPON GOV. CRITTENDEN for not commuting the sentences of her sons. She could scarcely apply bitter lan guage enough to express her feelings, and those who heard it shuddered at it. Al bert's betrothed '..poke little; yet when the time come for separation it was with the greatest difficulty . that the two could be .'n parliament without taking Mr?- Mr?- Helen Johnson was found in her cellar at Pes Moines hanging by her neck. Her husbail h8 been arrested on sus picion. Trnn ble in PerrV county, Ark., has broken out afresh. J. T. Mathews, an edi tor b9 ben assassinaieu, uu uieu oi nis wounu Pr.Vwrt Costello. yesterday, shot and mortally wmded a man named Gathering, Gathering, near ArWas City, Ark in a quar- quar- rel about hogs. Co"0 uaa "vcu uclu await the result of th wounds. T. M. Baxter, extensive grain and pro vision dealer of Chicago anu orK, failed this morning having been caugnt on the wrong side of a swiftly auyancing wheat market. Mr. Baxter himself I.? at Long Branch. Liabilities heavy. The pedestrian statue of Gen. McPher-son, McPher-son, McPher-son, to stand at his grave, was uncovered nt Clvde. O.. yesterday, in the nresence of twentv-one twentv-one twentv-one nosts of the Grand Army of the Republic, and a large number of orj diers and citizens, ben. fcnerman, ex-President ex-President ex-President Haves, Gen. Force, Gen. Stronr. Gov. Foster. Gen. Hazen, Gen. Liggett an4 others spoke. Hayes was president of the day ; Gen. Sherman grand marshal. All Postmaster-General Postmaster-General will the ment the no o ano regarded the j fer

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