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aaratua. and found that e rythlrur Is In Is-cler. Is-cler. Is-cler. The s aratus Is the same which wo used at the last eleotrocuthja here. A REMARKABLE CASE. Review ef the Crime at Harris Door aad tae Deaoerate Bat I la For Ilia Life. New York, May 7 Public filing hae ran liiglxr over the Harri esse than ret any case Involving the execution. ; of convicted murderer in this Stat for many ears, and when the Governor's decision was received a trlng-as trlng-as trlng-as broken oa which there had long been a tension. The light which he, bis relative and his lawyers have made for hi life has been carried to such extremes, only to be met with defta at every polnt that tlioumnri of people who ordinarily ive no attention to suob matter became partisan. It took hut little time for such news as the Governor's decision to travel, ud in half an boar it was the talk of the streets. With the deeision the Governor Governor filed a memorandum reviewing the strong point of the case, as they appealed appealed to him. It was a matter of com -faent -faent in this eity among those who read lit (Iovrnor's memorandum "that he had smn fit to lay stress in it npon the fset that while Mary Helen Potts was dying, surrounded by her young friend In the Comstork school, she opened her ryes and said: "If anybody- anybody- else but Carl had given this to me I would think I was going to die, but, of eonrse, Carl would not give scything to me but what was right." ' Th who had no eoofkWn In expert testimony, which wa o extensive In the Harris trial, and who were inclined to give Harris the benefit of the doubt be- be- eavise of their lack of confidence in the expert whn they rwl this quotation from the Governor's memorandum aid that be had seen with the name eyes tlie J i ror and the higher courts had, mi had been unable, to offset in hia mind the several links of direct evidence arainst Harris, for which there was no refutation. lr.. Hani, the mother of the murderer, murderer, and Mrs. Potts, the mother of his victim, have been two of the most conspicuous conspicuous characters in the case. They were (riouclA until the mother of the girl, who knw more of the affair between between her aud young Harris than did . anybody else, became convinced that her daughter had been murdered, from that hoar she became the quiet bat cersistent avenger, and to-day to-day to-day Harris might be a free man with no suspicion evon npon him, hud it not been for Mrs. Potts, who was away performing hunw sort of a contract contract in the iiouth. when iii died. Mrs. Potts, who is a middle aged, motherly -looking -looking woman, with kindly but firm features, called upon the District District Attorney. She told him of her suspicions and gave him all her thoughts, and he pioinlsed to look into it. But he oulJ nut make pro-rms pro-rms pro-rms enough, to satiety satiety the mother of tho dead girL Almost daily sue calld spun him, and she grew Impatient under hi repeated statement that he wa " investigating. lie could not tell hef all he had learned, for fear . that his elfort to find a crime and fasten It might be interfered with. She kept going to .him. bringing her husband with , and on one of theo visits Mr. Potts eigniiiontly said to ill. Mcoll: "1 am sorry to have had to trouble yon so much and take up so much of your time. Had I been here when Helen died, and had my wife told me what I now know, there wookl have been no need f the bw with Carlyle W. Harris, I Can assure you.' In the last stage of the proceedings the hearing before Commieioner Haloes Mr. Potts sat In court again almost tide by aide with lira. Harris. Her .fart was ana on having rt disproved that bet child had been addicted to the Use of morphine, air. Hams' heart was Set tint other iway, fur nhe knew that her son' only chance of hfe deneded on tii at. ' When thow hearings were ended, Mrs. Pott went away again with her h unban d. A she w,a the avenger, Mn. Harris was the defender, but her character was a different one. Mrs. Harris Harris is a woman of about fifty years, always always dred ht black, with a crape vail, has bright, steel- steel- y eyes, and features that mirflit be comely were they not so end rolute. She was scornful during during the iirst trial. Prove my boy guilty t murder she used to say. You nut lit as well try to prove that white is ttlavk." When Harris was first convicted he nnoittiotxl that he would nver die in a felon's chair. Since then he has re tTactwi this statement, and frequently lm ase-rted ase-rted ase-rted that he would die as the law directed. He dtird, he nail, to have the full responsibility for the execution ef an innoo-nt innoo-nt innoo-nt uiaa rest where it belonged. belonged. In spit of t'ii aasvrtion, bow-' bow-' bow-' ever, estretue precautions have bern taken to sue that he did not cheat the eierutiont-r. eierutiont-r. eierutiont-r. His knowledge of ohemktry rnale the prison official even more alert. N'o one, not even his mother, was allowed allowed to approach nearer than three feat from tle eomt.viined man. Letter vrere examined the paper subjected to chemical tents to aitoer(in whether it concealed s me oeaUlv poison which hud bn 'absorbed in its tevture. llie V ... warden evn went so far as even to an-' an-' an-' Uouitee t4uit : when the hrfkrn hearW ;-- ;-- ;-- Juotiier premed 'her last kLi upon her "'boy's 1 p 1 l tlmt would soon fwl the kbM of lieitll. her meuth Would be ex. amtned to tl t it il d not contain a pol-i pol-i pol-i end be thus administered to present present the MtWtnA of the death of a felon from; attu'Liug to her tton'a memory. I'hiKic.aiui weri in, cututtuat proximity to t lie cell of the condemned, ready to mnMn.l a a moment' uotit-e uotit-e uotit-e to auatch heck fr m selMnHii ted death this poar wr4'h the law had claimed as its own. Harrii, is a slim, erect, Une-fitured. Une-fitured. Une-fitured. young man of twentv-fur twentv-fur twentv-fur year. Ho Was lMrn in Ulens N. Y., in Septem ber, ittilii, but even hiit parent atn to uuat.le to U U the d iv of the month, lie eame of flue family, his grandfather i on his mother's hitle betnic l)r. ii-ujjr-niin ii-ujjr-niin ii-ujjr-niin ii-ujjr-niin ii-ujjr-niin '.W. McCrealy, reeeutly deeeaMed, who was one of the niuit eminent phv-lolns phv-lolns phv-lolns in the country, liit early life w a ' peculiar one. His father end tnot'ier were not congenial to eaeh iJt, and wparate.!. The J.y, Carlvle, went to live with his ioot!r in Urooklvnr t.tid ou his trial it wai doveloped that ii mother denied him the compAnion-ht compAnion-ht compAnion-ht of the Uiy of hii aw in the neixh-liiluK)l, neixh-liiluK)l, neixh-liiluK)l, and that his playnuites were immtly nirls. . 'llie family wo poor, and fVrivli Winin to earn some moruy as a brtok nent. Then he took a clerkship, and finally joinod a 'Poud-cl;w 'Poud-cl;w 'Poud-cl;w theut-rieel theut-rieel theut-rieel road compauy, and spent two years In pluyiug minor parts. It was then, when he was only nineteen years oil, that he beuan to stndv medicine, prob- prob- flv throliirh Home, itfer niMiL, Viin, v.w Ifr. Mi-Creadv, Mi-Creadv, Mi-Creadv, for he went to the Cill'sre tf llivRlcian and Sitrmns with which t'T. aiw. reauy wa rlowely identified, and ved with his crandl'uther. All accounts nirree that he w.aa a paitioularly bright atu leut. It was in the summer of 1899 that lie wrent U live at 0m Groe. N. J., iwtth hi mother, and hin conduct thertt wti bad. He kept a place when youna Inen gambled and dnmk. In Auinwt of that year, a month liefore he was twenty rears old, he was iutroduned to Mary Telen I'otts.' Th irl was Vightefcit reara cild, and lived at Oe.-an Oe.-an Oe.-an Grove tvilh her father, mother and little rother. She was a pretty girl and Hir-la Hir-la Hir-la took a fancy to her. According to He evidence on the trial he was in the iaHt of taking a fancy to pretty girls, i rioted her often, aud his mother and rothtjr bivaine acounintd with the Pott 'amUy. ' Carlyle Harris and Mary IIekn VtU spent most of tliat summer in each ther' company Be came baok to Now (urk in tlie fall to resume his mediel rtudles. Tlie Putts family came to live iire too. The young folks continued to nee, and Mr. Pott rpoke to HarrU. Lie sooutod the idea that there -was -was any. hng more between him and Mary Helen .jails tka. friimdiihiy. A fow Uia Inter, howfever. be called on the girl's mother and asked her to consent to his engagement to the daughter. She absolutely absolutely refused to give br consent until he had finished his studies. That wiw shortly before February 17, 1890. On Felruary 17, MoOrady Harris, the yonnger brother ef Carlyle, asked stary Helen Potts to go and see the Stock .Exchange. .Exchange. Carlyk called for her, and the three went to the City Hall, where Harris Harris and the girl wre secretly married by Alderman Iiinfchoff. Neither of tlicsa jravn right names for that marriage, and it wa kept a secret. Within a few wckft Harris began to void his girl- girl- wife and sue began to grieve about it. In May the Poti-e Poti-e Poti-e went to live at Ocean drove. Mire A lay Sr.hnneld, a school friend of Helm's, was visiting there. like girl wife was in a delicate condition. Harris would not permit her to make known her marriage, saying that if it was done his grand-fatht grand-fatht grand-fatht would disinherit him. He- He- pro-powd pro-powd pro-powd an operation to conceal her condition condition from the world. She weald eon-sent eon-sent eon-sent only on condition that May Scho-field Scho-field Scho-field should know about her marriage, so tliat if she shonld die her honor would le proteotul. Harris took Mls Schorlold for a walk and told her. That night be performed the operation upon his wife, Mary Helen Potts then went to visit Dr. Traverton, htr uncle, at Scran-ton, Scran-ton, Scran-ton, Pa. The doctor soon discovered her condition. Harris was made to confess that he had performed, not one, but two operations upon his wife. He dtnied the marriage, though, lie then eonreesea ail to her mother. All thi time, it developed developed npon the- the- trial, Harris was having having an alfair which had a disgraceful termination with a depraved wnman, whom he was meeting at Csnandigua, M. Y., nnder an assumed name. Harris had been one of the most remarkable remarkable nvirdereti ever arraigned before a court. ftiver for an instant na ne lost his cooUmms, aim ant amounting to haughtiness. Never ha he ceased to protest that he was entirely innocent, and declare his eoutidenee that he would ultimately be freed and go clear before the work!. 'there has been something theatrical in his manner, but hi cold dignity and apparent eonndenee bav had enough of tlie genuine in thetn to convince convince a great many. Since be has !- !- n In the condemned ceils at Sing Sing, the reports, necessarily .received as heoriy, from his keepers have shown that he was beginning to break down, fhysicaiiy and at heart. The last sensational story circulated in eounectioa with him was to the, effect that on tlie night that Uuehl and PaliBter, condemned murdtvent, escaped escaped from the condemned corridor, his liberty was offered to Harris and was re-fu-ed- re-fu-ed- re-fu-ed- re-fu-ed- re-fu-ed- re-fu-ed- This was denied by the prison authorities. - - An . -: . The Wild Situation' AST NEGROES UNDER ARMS. Tbej Cut the Electric Light Wins and Surround the Hopkins-viHe Hopkins-viHe Hopkins-viHe JaiL explains To A group siau the to me recently treaty, before They, address to me, political time, to nsv and the happen for the known prisoned the for bringing American Tk-ir Tk-ir Tk-ir lAtcstiss Tu T Protect Kick Ff!p iTi Is Tidrart Several irmteA llopkinsville. Ky May 7.-SpeiaL) 7.-SpeiaL) 7.-SpeiaL) Ihe excitement that has existed in this city ever since the killing of William Ueamer, of Johnson City. Tentv. by Bich-ard Bich-ard Bich-ard Phelps, the colored saloua keeper at the Swing on Sixth street Thursday night has been, Intensified by the action of a large band ot negroes, who armed themselves themselves with shot guns st a late hour last night and eongngated about the Courthouse Courthouse and in the street between there and the fall, wheie Phelps is confined. Noticing the gathering of the throng, in the dark, for the wire of the electric plant had ben cut. Chief Rltz, of the police force, notified the Mayor, who at once swore in a number ot extra polices, men with, orders to watch the Jail and the tiegroes, who almost filled the Courthouse Courthouse when taken la there, where they were kept under guard an til daylight this morning, when they quietly dispersed. dispersed. Several were arrested. It is supposed they Intended to protect To Tour extradition surrender persons apoa ot his connection attempt now sign-tar of Kutwians. l-urope, l-urope, l-urope, the try, tliis to you We citt-reos you other Senate, protests will opposition The regard by service partial, false; them. Kuaeia Fhelps from mob violence. This action I peasant ot ui negroes nas surrea arresa the angry feeling of the whites. Ihe examining trial of Fhelp Is sot for to-morrow. to-morrow. to-morrow. The remains of Beamer were buried ia the thy cemetery hire this morning, an immense crowd being preeent, aud his grave was covered with flowers. It is stated on reliable authority that important witnesses of the crime will bo produced at the triaL' SHOT THROUGH THE HEART. Ileary t'eadler, a Restaaraat Proprie. tor, Killed Uy Leopold treack at Seyutoor, Iadiaaa. Seymour, IntL, May 7. (SpcclaL) At noun to-day to-day to-day Leopold Frenck, and Will Byrnes, young busiucas men ot this city, entered the restaurant of Henry Fe idler idler and ordered dioner. Both were intoxicated, intoxicated, and Frenck went to the kitchen, aod attempted to take liberties with Anna Simpkins, the cook. She re pelled him, when he struck ber twice in the face. Her crie for assistance attracted attracted Feadler, who entered the kitchen and ordered Frenck to leave, when Frenck shot Feadler through the heart. Feadler was a quiet citizen, aged lifty-threo lifty-threo lifty-threo year. Frenck and Byrnes' es-! es-! es-! caped, but they were soon captured and placed in jaiL- jaiL- A crowd of two thou-J thou-J thou-J tutud excited men surrounded the jail. The tiiwdy arrival of tlie 2herill, who-conveyed who-conveyed who-conveyed tlie prisoners under a 6trongi escort . to the lkowuston jail, twelve' miles across the country, prevented a. lynching. Jaatet Hardy Recaptured. '-' '-' '-' Spencer, Ind., May : 7. (Special.r Jauiea llitrdy, who escaped from, officers recently by jumping fiom, a Big Four; train near Indianapolis, was recapturedV nt his father's house, ntar here, to-day. to-day. to-day. He is chargo-l chargo-l chargo-l with train robbery.. .. WORSE THAN BEP08TEH. where with and under false. and who authority not the natural for and nation, string, participate nor of been than uie dealt Delailaf the Cyclone Which' Visited Texas Last Friday TSUat.'- TSUat.'- Dallas. Tex, May 7. The full detail f the cyclone which vlsited the country flltet-n- flltet-n- flltet-n- flltet-n- miles southwest of here Friday night show it to have Vevn tauuh more destructive than at first; reported. West ot Edmund three men VeW . killed ani ten badly injured, end a jlozee houie demolitthcd. Sear Watorlooi Mr. Donald son was killed and his' wife so ba.Jly injured that slie died to-dsy. to-dsy. to-dsy. Aliout twenty liouse were destroyed, and the country swept clean ot everj' thing for tnik'S. A man coming iu from Lull Creek says tliat the body of a baby wai found In the track of tho storm,, but it is not Known wnose etinu it waj. i Shot la Sell-Defease. Sell-Defease. Sell-Defease. ... Springfild, Mo., Msy 7.-At 7.-At 7.-At Ash Gtove, twenty miles northwest of here, about 1 o clock this morning. Constable W.. O. CawlCeld shot and instantly killed. Wil liam King. Cawhield had Jirt arrested Kinz tor a niied-Miieaaor. niied-Miieaaor. niied-Miieaaor. and he mudii an attack on dtwltield, who shot him l eeii-deiense, eeii-deiense, eeii-deiense, "ihe lroner held an in Ciihwt to-day, to-day, to-day, the verdict beiog jusUnahlo nonuoiuo. - . the a tlie ana look wild, them them they (loin their the had the live it come tan expect disorganix-tion and you us, you You the vti of Fa-c-iao, Fa-c-iao, at for for

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  2. 08 May 1893, Mon,
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