Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on June 23, 1903 · Page 1
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Iola, Kansas
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Tuesday, June 23, 1903
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J. V ThoMWboRtwltlM tbe Day U Happens THOSBWNO DOMT FIND IT our THBOAlrAPTBR JOL. YI Me 287. WBOL^ KUMBES B87. lOLA, KANSAS, JUNEi23, J903-rTUESDAY. SIX PAGES PIUC^ FIVE ^aEOT§ RiD II Es: AWFUL FATE OF DELAV^ARE NE GRC5 WHO lilURDERED WHITE WOMAN. CONFESSED THAT HEiDli) I ADMITTED THAT HE ASSAULTED HELEN BISHOP AND AFTERWARDS KILLED HER. SPBIINB FROMJi FLUMES WHEN ROPES WHICH SECURED HIM BURNED HE STARTED TO RUN. He Was Knocked .Down - by 'Willing Hands and Thrown Into the Fire Again—Mob Numbered 5,000. Associated Press Dispatch. Wilniinpton. Del.. Jnnc 2?..—All qiiifl today following the lynching of George White, Helen Bishop's confessed slayer, at an early hour this morning. Of the mob of nearly 5,000 the identity of only one is publicly known. That person is little Peter Smith, twelve years, old, who foil when the workhouse guards fired volley into the ranks of the mob. His icoridition ia serious. The body of the negro was left chained to the stake with a fire burning all around'ilafid the members of the lynching party went home. Rain t1iat began falling later extinguished the fire and at day light the charred body still hung limn in plain sight of pass,ersby. ap be- •Public sentiment appears to prove the lynching aid it is not lievcd there will be any arrests. White's Confession. White's confession made just before tlic torch was applipd was as follows: "I»wa.«; sent by ;vir. Woodward to CDrni field to cm some corn. I saw Woodward'.s daughter and inlendeil assault her. but a couple of men ca:ue along and I did not disturb her. Then I saw the l?ishop girl and I follow-.* I ln^r.' I seized her and a.«k hoi* if she had any jnoney she would give me let' her go. She gave me sixty cei:t.s, Theii I again seized her and she crif^-l "Please *ionl hurt nie.' I chokeil her and accomplished my purp().se. Then I ask her if she was going to ^'M on me. She said she was. I gave hc^ a hack in tile throat with my knife cud ask hcV again if she was goiiig to inform 4" ni^- She sai<l she was an! then 1 cut her thri);it twice again and left her. After that I v>ent back Woodward and told him that .then- was no good water to drink down there and he sent nie some where else. I went back on<!e but soon left. Then I went back lolthe house and put on a white hat instead of a cap that 1 wore. You would not do this i8 I was a while man and did thatj" Tlhe negro's confession, rendered the already Incensed crowd even mo.-e desperate and some wanted to tear him limb from limb. The negro begged piteously not to be bnrned but no mercy was shown. Although bis sufferings were terrible he remain(>d conscious and rational fo the last. The leader of' the mob. was a man w-ho said his name was Baker, and that he was from Virgiuia. It i-believed he is a resident of Wiliming- ton„ although some say he was imported for the purpogeof leading the mob, Spralng From Fire., • The scone of the lynching was gruesome. ' As the flames leaped up and licked the man's bare hands, ho^was held to it by one of the lynchers. His clothing was burning fairly when ho was jmshed into the bed tif fire. He rolled about and his contbrllona were terrible, but he made no sound. Suddenly the ropes on his legs parted and he sprang from the fire and started 'o riin. A man struck him in the head with a piece of fence rail and knocked him down. Williiifg hands threw him again into the flames. He rolled out several times, but was promptfy returned. While t^s wag ^ going on shouts, cheers and jibes Vent up from the crowd. When the negro had ceased-to show signs of life the body was placed on its back and the fuel was piled upon it iand a roaring fire was sooa Vcoosuming ft. It was about 2 o'clock wlien the crowd began to dis- persei A.% noon- toda^ Deputy (Joroner Kill-' mer went to the scene fo^iSie purpose THE WEATHER Aasoclatod Press Pispatch. Chicago. June 23.—Missouri—Partly cloudy with probable showers tonight or Wednesday; warmer tonight; vari- .able winds. Kansas—Probable sowers lonight and Wednesday; variable' winds. of 'securing the remains of the negro buj. he found but little that was sub- ;8tantial as relie hunters had made off -with pieces of the bones that were left. Associated Press Dlispatch. W'ilmington, Del.. June 23.—A mob of 2,000 men broke into the coiiniy workhouse last night, took out George White, the negro who assaulted and murdered Helen Bishop on Monday, last, took him to the scene of his crime and there burned him to the slake. The guards'defended the workhouse against the mob for a time, firing repeatedly. Four members of the mob are said to have been shot, but as the workhouse is five miles from town and the telephone wires are cut it is difficult to learn pjirticulars. After the mob came to close qiiarters the guards used a hose with little avail. The negro confessed before he was burned. After the fire was lighted the victim's body was riddled with bullets. 'SSGHEME SENATOR WILL INTRODUCE A RELIEF MEASURE IN THE KAN- . SAS LEGISLATURE. IN ROLE OF MONEY lENOER HIS IDEA TO HAVE STATE DISTRIBUTE MONTY TO THE DESTITUTE. Each Recipient to Give His Note, Without Interest, Due On^Year From October 1st. RESIDEN HOTS ORDERS AN INVESTIGATION KIOWA AND COMMANCHE AFFAIRS. OF It is Alleged That There Was Much Crooked Work in Allotment of Lands to Indians. Associated I ^css Dispatch. Washington, June 23.—The president has ordered a thorough investigation of the affiairs of the Kiowa and commancho Indian reservation in Oklahoma and has appointed. Francis E. Lciipp. of this city, to make the investigation. The investigation is based (m a charge made by certain Kiowa Indians, including Delo.s^K. Loneworf, Kiowa, living at Jlobbrt, that of 2,7r>0 allotments made to persons pur- Iiiiriing to belong to the Kiowa, Com- manch and Apache tribes, under the act, approve-l June (!. 1900, a number of allotments were illegal and more allotments were piade than there were Indians. COTTON SPECTACULAR. Mo^t Exciting Upturn of the Season Occurred Shortly After Noon Today. Associated Press Dispatch. N(>w York. June 23.—One o^ the most e .Kciiing anj spectacular upfurns of the season in the cotton market occurred right after mi<lday. The weekly crop report from Washington had jusL been read and received a liearish interpretation, resulting in moderate decline.^. But almost immediately buying orders were received here from New Orleans.and July waa rushed up to new high records for the season. The new crop quotations responded only partially to the strength n hionths said to be controlled by the bull pool. Ajssoclated Press Dispatch. Topcka, Juno 23.—Senator Fred Smith will Introduce a relief measure in the senate tomorrow along the lines of the precedent established in 1S91 when an appropriation was made to furnish new settlers In the northwest who had lost their all by drouth. His idea Is to have the county commissioners of each county affected by the flood gather a list of the families who have been left destitute by the flood, apd are without credit on which to live to procure tools with which to make a living. He would make a state appropriation to be distributed among the counties in amounts necessary to relieve the distress. He would require; those [to whom money is supplied to give a note therefor, without interest, due on October 1, lilOl, and when it is collected the money shall be returned to the state treasury. "This plan will require a half mill levy to meet the appropriation," said he. "It would mean to the average tax payer over the state a tax of forty or fifty cents." STRIKENEWEEII POSTOFFICE INVESTIGATION VELOPS ADDITIONAL STEALS. DE- 'HINT CONTRIIGTS GRAND JURY HAS THIS MATTER UNDER CONSIDERATION NOW. Another Graft Uncovered by Brlstow In Which Former Congressman is Said to Figure. Associated Press Dl-spatch. Washington, June 23.—Having returned indictments agclnst the parties concerned iu the transaction of the GrofC brothers, involving street letter bo.x fasteners, the grand jury has begun an investigation of other contracts with the general delivery ser vice. It is said the postofllce depart ment, through its inspectors, who have been working on the case, ifor some time has made some discoveries which mada it imperative that the grand jury take the matter up. The contracts referred to pertain to the use of altiiminum paint on street letter boxes throughout the country. ELEeRAPHIG BREVITIES Associated Press Dispatch- Topcka, June 23,—Milwaukee, Wis., lias seiit $1,000 to 1)0 used for the relief of the flood sufferers. As.soclatied Press Dispatch. Topeka, June 23.—Members of the legislature are arriving on every train for the special session tomorrow. Associated Press Dispatch. Sedalia. June 23.—The condition of J. .1. Krey, formerly general manag-r of the Santa Fe, remains unchanged. ,\.s."5oclatod Pro.«3 Iiispatrh. rarfwuis. June 23.—Frank Willett. a joint keeper, has developed insanity. Worry over troubles Caused ly llie prohibitory law was the cause. Associated Prf.^.s Dispaleh. London, .lunc 23.— It is said that Charles Frohinan has comiilclct! arrangements to .star ri. E. Sothcrn and Julia Mariow next ycai' in Slinko.^- pearcan productions. FORGED $2,600 IN CHECKS. W. E. Ashton, Describing Himself as an American Journalist, Buncoed Britishers. Associated Press Dispatch. Ixmdon, June 23.—W. E. Ashton, describing himself as an American ournalist and author, was remanded t the police court today on a charge of forging checks for %2MW} on the London & County bank in the name of Philadelphia firm. The police be- ieve Ashton is a member of a skillful gang of forgers now operating in Europe. EWELL WILL HIDE OUT. Will Take no Chance on Being Killed Between Nov/ and Time Set for Jett-White Trial. Associated Press Dispatch. Lexington, Ky., June 23—B. J. Ewen left today for Louisville from which point he will hide away until the trials of Jett and White at Cynthlana pr the meeting of the grand jury in Breathitt county July 20th. Governor Beckham says the men behind the as- saBsinaJtions of Breathitt county will be punished. ! ; . • ; • Associated Press Di.sp.ntch. St. Joseph. June 23.—Three young women have rfjramittcfl suicide her<! within a few hours. One was disappointed in love and two were Jespor-- dent for other reasons. Associated Press Dispatch. London, June 23.—Samuel Herbert Dougot today was fotmd guilty of tlie murder of Miss Camille Holland, a wealthy woman with whoni he lived, and was sentenced to death. Associated Press Dispatch. Boise, I.laho, June 23.—A rich vein of gold ore has been discovered at Deadwood, between this place and Thunder mountain. A ^reat rush to the now field is expected. Associated Press Dlsimtch. St. Joseph. June 23.—A tremendous rain here fell this morning, amount- lug almost to a cloudburst. The water wa.f three feet deep on King Iflll ave- nuei It ran into the doors of the Bijou theatre. Associated Press Dlsp -Ttch. Des Moines, June 23.—The Dem .i- crats will mecjt in state convention in Des Moines npxt Wednesday, and according to tlie present outlook th Bryan wing may regain control of the party machine In this state.- -J Associated Press Dispatch. Pittsburg, June 23.—The .trouble between the bricklayers' and the stonemasons' unlbns which has tied up most of the building operations for rt month in Pittsburg and Alleghaney; was temporarily settled last night and all the men returned , to work this morning.. Nearly 10,000 -men are affected by the' settlement. Washington, June 23'.—The Post today will say that among the matters which Fourth Assistant Postmaster General Brlstow is investigating is the purchase from a California company, the Postal Device and Improvement Company, of some 17,000 letter de- lection of mail. The invention is that vices for indicating th hours of col- of tlie postmaster at San Francisco, it is said. It is also said that 7,000 of these devices originally were ordered at a cost of 11 or more each, or a profit of 100 per cent on cost, and the allegation is made that a further order for 10,000 was placed, notwithstanding the original 7.000 devices were not used, but were reposing in a storehouse. The comiiiiny controlling the devices was largely made up of California postal eniiiloyes. and the Post will say that it is inf (U -med tuat c.vReprcsentjyLlve l.ioiid, of Caliiornia, formerly chaii- luau of the Iioiise postolfico committee, took an active part la their behalf and wrote several letters urging thp device in tlie department, and In one of thciii saiil ii would lie an accommodation to him if tho matter were attended to. After the ciiniiany had dilRculty. in securing its money for the device, Mr.- Lotid, the will say, appeared i-t the department in its behalf, but sjiecifically disclaimed any interest/in ihi^ company other than that it was coiiij)f!;;cd of his constituents. He took tli(! gr.iund that, whatever the uefc::-;ity or lack of necessify for the device. <;oiislitiU'ii 'sof his had secured the coutraOt and furnished the articles called for. Tliercfore, ho believed, they should be paid .as t!ie government had. stipulated to pay (heui. During his recent visit to this ciiy. -Mr. Loud on certain of his visit: to the dei)arliiient. look up some of liiofco unpaid bills, making it plain, however, that he appeared only in. behalf of const iiuents and not as one financially inl'-resfQil in the company. Tlie ailegalion was made, the Post will say. that $43,000 of the deficiency of ..?105.000 in the free delivery servi.-;e with which Mr. Maehen is chargetJ, was due to the purchase of the device in qijosiion. but at the postofllce department this was denied, and the slaicmenl made that the matter was under investigation. Complaint also had been made, It was stnled, that, at the Instance of Mr. Loud, the rools at the Presidioha.-l bei'ii padded with postal employes, but at tho postofllce department they were without any knowledge of such a (hing one way or the other. • An effort was made to get a statement from Mr.. MaChen on the subject, but ho declined either to affirm or deny the r^oris. TBE: lillllRKETyy TELEfiRllPH Associated Press Dispatch; Kanfeas City, June 23.—Cattle—Receipts, 5,000, steady. .Native' steers^ $3@5.10; cows and heifers, •$2@4;35; stockers and feeders, $3@4.4(j;' 'biillS; $2.75@3.75; calves, $2.75@6 .96; Hogs—9,000, weak to 5 lower. Heavy $5.80n)90; packers, $5.72@?8P; medium, $^,80@85; light; $5.70@82%; yorkers, ?5.80@82%;; pigs, ?5@70. ' Sheep—2,00(1, strong. Muttons, ?3.30 @5.15; lambs, ?4.15@6.75. ^ • Wheat—July, 69%; Sept., 66i/4; cash, No. 2, hard, 72@73; No.S, 69@ 71;.No. 2, red, 73; No.^3, 70@72. Corn—July, 47%; Sept., 47; cash. No. 2, mixed, 53; No. 2, white, 53@^; No. 3, 52. Oats—No. 2, white, 47. Rye—No. 2, 47. Hay—Timothy, $13@ 13.50; prairie, $12@13. Butter-Creamery. I7@i9; dairy, fancy, 17. Eggs—Fresh, 11%. Receipts of wheat, 3 cars. Associated Press Dispatch. Chicago, June 23.—Cattle—5,000. Native, steers, $4.25@5'.60; stockers and feeders, $3@4.85; cows and heifers, ?1.C0@5.05. ; Hogs—15,000. ; Top, $6.20; bulk, $6.05@15. Butter-Creamery, 16@21; dairy, 15i4:.@18. . Eggs—12% @ 13 94. Wheat-^July, 781/4; old, 79; Sept., 75%; old, 76%; Dec, 75%; old. 75.%. Com—June 49%; July, 50%; Sept., 50%; Dec, 48%@%; May, 48»i. Oats—June, 40%; July. 40%;'Sept., 33%; Dec, p%@%; May, 35%. Pork—July, $16.50; Sept., $16.70. •Lard—July, $8.57%; Sept., $8.70; Oct., $8.62%. St. Louis, June 23.—Cattle—7,000. Beef steers, $4.15@5.30; stockers and feeders, $3.25@4.50; cows and heifers, $2.25@4.75. Hogs—11,000. Pigs, li^ht, $5.60® 6.10; packers," $5.80@6.1(j; butchers, $fi<515. Wheat—No, 2, red, cash elevator, track, S0%@82; July, 81V4; Sept., 75- No.'2. hard. S0@81. Corn—No. 2, cash track, 54%; July, 50; Sept., 49V,. Oat.s—No. 2, cash track, 39V,(fi)42; July, 39; Sept., 33%; No. 2, white, 45%. Pork—$1(5.90; lard, $8.20. EIITI'S FORMER FiRST ASSISTANT POSTMASTER ibENERALMAKES EMPHATIC STATEMENTS. LOWJIlNrnr HILSE STATEMENT THAT HE HAD TRANSFERRED SOME-OF HIS ; . -PROPERTY, . i' v, Denial . He Occas 'loned by Intimation That Was Afraid of Postoffice Investigation. , Associated Press Dispatch. Cincinnati,- June 23.—Perry S. , Heath, formerly assistant postmaster • general telegr-aphs to the Times-Star from Salt Lake City as folipws: "There have recently been many brutal, malicious, vicious and wholly untnie statements published ' against me, but, none of them have been quite so low and entirely false as the qne; that I had transferred at Muncie to my brother or any one. I have neither; made nor contemplate any transfer-of any property to any one. Some years ago I transferred a small block ol stock in the i Cincinnati Commercial' Tribune to my nephew, and I presume that is the transaction which is how made subject of another attack itpon me by yellow newspapers. Perry S.fHeath." • Perry S. Heath' was. first" assistant postmaster general from March 18, 1897 to July, 1900, and recently his name has bebn freely used in connection with the irregularities which have developed In the postoffice department. The other day it was stated that he had transferred some of his property to relatives, and it was intimated that this action was taken because he feared he might become involved in the investigation 6f the postoffice department now being made at Washington. ^„^,._j.,... ,_ -^i ' ! i .,ead—Steady, Qijiet, $5.50. $4.02%. Spelter- iT OF A GREW ORQWNEO • TUG RUN DOWN BY A PROPELLER ON LAKE ERIE TODAY. The Propeller's Bow Hit the Tug Amidship, Capsizing and Sinking it. ON TRIAL FOR WIFE MURDER. ', - f •Alfred Knapp^^ of Hamilton, Ohio, Was Dressed in Black and Wore Crepe. > Associated Press Dispatch. • Hamilton, O;, June .23.—The trial cf Alfred Knapp ;for the murder of his wife began Jicre today. Knapp was dressed in black and wore crepe. He seeined interested but not alarmed. BOSTON FIRM FAlL^. Wholesale Boot and Shoe Company, With $600 ,060 Liabilities^ Attaqjh- ed by: its Creditors..; NETHERLANDS DON'T APPROVE. Minister at Belgrade Has Been Instructed to Leave Before Arrival of King Peter, i iVsnoclate^ Press Dispatch. The Hii.gue, June 23.—The minister of the Netherlands at Belgrade has been instructed to leave that city before the arrival of King Peter. The dealers in town have already laid iivan unusually la^ge qiiantity of fireworks fpr the 4th of July-and the small boy is . jealotisly-^guarding ccippers and dimes. .^..•i.sociatefl l>rcs3 Disoatch. iUiffalo, June 23.—The tug O. W. (Jheney was run down by tho propeller Chemung today seven miles up tho lake. Three members of the Vug's crew were drowned. Captain John Whelan,- Steward Andy Schaffer, Fireman Eddie Dugan, the engineer and the other fireman were picke<l up. The propeller's bow hit the tug .amidship, papslzing and sinking it. OUR SQUADRON AT KIEL. Fleet Commanded by Prince Henry Saluted Our Vessels and German Band Played America. Associated Press Dispatch. ; Kiel.'Juno 23.—the United Staffs European squadron, ' Rear Admiral Collon In command, reached its anchorage opposite the yacht club house todaj'. The fleet commanded by Admiral Prince Henry of Prussia, .saluted the American vessels and a band iof the German flagship played "America." Commanders of American ships then called on Prince Henry, who immediately returned tl^eir calls. ZEIGl,ER EXPEDITION SAILS. Will Pass the Winter in Franz Josef- land, From Which Expeditions Will Be Sent Far North. Associated Press Dispatch. Trondhjera, Norway, June 23!—Tike Zelfler. Foiar expedition sailed tod4y oh the ste^m w^ler America f^r Frapf ' Josefland where. ,the America wilt' pass the! winter and whence ex- .Aj5.«!0chited Prcs^ Dispatch. Boston, Junc; 23.—^The wholesale boot and shoeifirm of Lamkih & Foster has been .attached by (^reditors. • "The estimated^liabilities are between $600,000 and $700,000; assets'nominal­ ly the same. , Associated Press Dispatch. Galveston, Jifne. 23—J. C. Wells, a commercial traveler of New York City, and J. D. Proctor, a policeman of Houstoij, ventured out beyond the ropes whifc bathing in the stirf today and were drowned. Both bodies were recovered. ; Port Huron, Mich., June 23.—The supreme tent. Knights of the .Macca­ bees, today won - .its $50,Q00 isuli against the Port; Huron Savings Bank.' The court held ^ that the bank must make good the $50,()bo embezzlement. Cincinnati, June 23.—A compfihy was organized here today which iwill establish a new-;'distillery at i'erre Haiite, ln<T:, to be managed in oppaslr tlon to the Distilling Company of America, commonly known "as the distilling trust. i> Washington, June 23.—JohnH. Henselman, jr., a stjident at Ann Arbpr University, is detained by tlie police here. It is thojught his mind J[s affected by overstudy. ; He gave $5 .tips lo waiters and wrote a threatening letter to the President.. • San Francisco, fJuiie 23.—An extra train on the No^h Shore ?-railroad jumped the track orie mile south of Point Reyes'late^esjerday afternoon. The coach turnedvover.: Michael Kirk, of San Francisco,!, was killed. Su^rezno Court Justice An|eIlotti was hurt; butV: not liadly./ Dr. Wickihan. of San siif-::

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