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FRIDAY EVENIKQ, JANUARY 19, 1894. YOL.45.NO.165. TWO CENTS. bt cAumr.R. ririEKX cests pibwus who stood on the fatal trap to-day.

Though IS ITS AID. WILS HOWARD. terribly stained with human blood, it is real and true. Vienna. On the night of Aug.

29 a man called at his house, and telling Mm he was an officer of the law. put him under arrest and started with nJm to Dixon. The next IJTbe county where he wasjerougnt up, HarT lan. Is one of the border counties of Ken- tnnki near the nolnt where that State. Vir aay was found lying by the roaa with a bullet through his head and another through his heart, suspicion turned ginia and Tennessee loin.

Before the war It deliver a lecture In St. IaiuIs for tbe benefit of the Lake Employment Fund. Mr. George's response to the Invitation should bo received next week and wilt be promptly announced. A locturo from him at such a time and for such a purpose should prove a great attraction to all thoughtful students of the situation and to the general public.

BY THE MYSTIO SHRIKE. was peopled by farmers and stockralsers ana lis Howard, nis ineuu. The deaf mute had henn th onlv witness woo rareiy quarreiea anu a mumer most unusual thins. Howard's family was Splendid Rally in Support of the Closed against Jennings. It was found that both Jennings and Howard had gone back to Ken- II L- ir 1 The Desperado's Career on the Gallows.

noted as one of the two largest 6lave-ownlng Lake Fond. rammes in tne btate. William Turner's was the other. After the wt uisu ui5coverea mac nunnm had left the Springfield farm two days before war the Turners sot Into trouble with an the murder. Jennings had stayed there other family in the countv.

the Mlddletons. uum me uajr me ooay was louna in tne roau. It was clear that Jenninir not have There were several street fights; one Turner ana tnree Miaietons were killed, ana iu shot the deaf mute, but Wlls might have done it for him. Acting on this theory the prosecuting officers sent to Kentucky after Mlddleton family virtually ceased to exist. Hanged at Lebanon This Morning for Unemployed Workmen Must B9 Given Work.

but left their quarrel to the Gilberts. The Retail Clerks Assn. or St. 10 00 Miss Adele 5 OO Normandy 1 00 3 OO Scribner Magazine 100 Telcbman Com. Co 10 00 A Lady 25 00 Employes of Phoenix Brewery 60 50 Geo.

W. Taussig, attorney 50 A Friend s' John G. O'Keefe 5 OO King's Daughters, Central Christ-Ian Church 10 00 Frank Moore, Busy Bee Restaurant 25 00 Wm. G. King, 5 00 King Granitoid Construction Co 5 00 Schroeter Bros 1 0 List No.

209, J. L. Tracy Commission 60 00 Waters-Pierce Oil Co 80 60 St. Louis Sanitary Co 100 00 Quick Meal Stove Co. and Employes 121 40 M.

A. Seed Dry Plate Co 100 00 Central Baptist Publishing 3 00 Schrelner-Flack Grain Co 10 00 J. K. Cummlngs 20 00 No. 1 100 One of His Many Crimes.

Turners rougnt tne uilDerts for two years, and after several men had been killed the Gilberts retired from the combat. Amid nun. itis trail was lost for some time, but he was finally located in the California penitentiary, where he was serving a short sentence, and when it expired be was brought to Missouri and tried for the murder of such disorder Wilson Howard was born. The Turners then controlled the county and had no opposition, but they came into colllson with the Howards. Willis Howard kept a The evidence Introduced by the State was almost wholly circumstantial, but It was HE WAS A LEADING ACTOR III ONE OF KENTUCKY'S BITTER VENDETTAS.

Subscriptions Steadily Increasing and Popular Approval Strengthening. saloon In Harlan Court-house and Bob lurner had a moonshine distillery In the lioTtjiiuoiuss very convincing ot uowaru guilt. The trial at Lebanon took olace In mountains. They interfered wltn eacn other's trade, and besan auarrellna- about A Grand Kendelasohn Quintette Olab Concert for the Fund Benefit. The big-hearted members of Moolah Tera pie.

Ancient Arabic Order of Nobles of ttie Mystic Shrine. 600 strong, have enlisted as a body In the service ot the Late Employment Fund. They have arranged for a rund benefit at the Germanta Theataron the eveningof Tuesday Jan. 30, the attraction to be the I famous Mendelssohn Quintette Club Concert company of Boston, the expenses of tbe entertainment to be guaranteed by Moolah Temple, admission to beat popular prices, $1 for a reserved seat, the proceeds to go to the Lake Employment Fnnd for thef relief of the unemployed workmen of St. Louis.

The rplendid ho Isoldes or the Mystlo Shrine are workln te as ono man for tbe success of the undertaking. They make a superb legion and from do until after the 3ith day of January the rd fez of Moolah Temple, like the helmet of Navarre at Ivry, will be the orlflamme of the great move- June, 1892. The last witness was the prisoner it. One day they met, both armed, and Turner crew on Howard, who snot mm aeau. Howard was tried and acqulted.

but the killing introduced the family of Wilson to WORK HEADY TO BEGIN WHEN NECESSARY AUTHORITY IS GRANTED. the county feud, and from that time it never left the minds or the men engaged in it. RIFLE 6HOTS AT THE FIRESIDE. imnseu, ne enueavorea to estaolisa an alibi, and stated he had nothing to do with the killing of McMlchaels. He never beard of the killing until be read It In a paper in July.

The case was given to the Jury on the lDth of June and they quickly returned a verdict of guilty. The case was appealed to the Supreme Court, but this tribunal refused to Interfere with the action ot the lower court and the date of the execution was set for Dec. 29, 18H3. On Dec. 26 Gov.

Stone granted Howard a respite until Jan. 19. Rev. Jas. W.

See, D. 5 00 Rev. Samuel IO 00 Assistant City counselor Wm. P. Macklln 5 00 Rob Turner's brother Will had been In the Gilbert feud.

He had killed more than one man. and was brave and a good shot. A few days atter Hob's death Will went to the house of Willis Howard, five miles from the Courthouse. Me pushed open the door and looked In. Willis and his family were sitting around an open fire place.

In which great logs were Patrolman, First District 5 00 HonlgBros 10 00 Moolah Temple Ifcbles of the Kptlc Arranges for a Grand Mendelssohn Qaintetto Club Concert for the Fund Benefit Henry Georg-s Invited to Lecture for the Fund Letters and Subscriptions Eacelvsd Help the rment for the relief of St. Louis' unemployed EENE3T LE CORE. The Killing of Half a Score of the Turner Family, in the Harlan County Fend, Charged to His Account Met His Fate Without Confessing: the Harder of the Mute His Words on the 8of- fold A Traglo History. Lebasok, Jan. 19 lng Wilson Howard, outlaw, desperado and murderer or deaf-mute Tbos.

McMIchaels. in Maries County. five years ago, died on the galiows. The execution was managed ty Sheriff Jones, and took place in the Jail yard. Howard met his death bravely.

lie walked from his cell to the (tallows with firm step and fearless manner. 1 He climbed the steps to the scaffold with the Sheriff at his side, but required no helping band to take his position under the hangman's noose. He J. W. 50 00 Jones' Clothing House 5 00 J.

M. R. (a little girl) 100 burning, lighting up tne wnoie room. The beauty of the domestic 6cene did not appeal to the man outside, with his scrlptlon of 25 cents to the lake Employment Fund, accompanied by the following letter: Editor Post-Dispatch: Inclosed And 23 cents for the Lake Fund, my aec-ond week's subscriptlen. 1 notice that Once a Week" has followed my example to auopttng this system of contriouting to the Fund, and 1 hope ethers may do likewise.

J. N. I. 810, AND MORE TO COME. C.


Loos, Jan. 18. To Post-Dispatch: Herewith you will find our check. Ho. 4.86.

tor SIO. which you will please place to the Lake Employment Fund. The list which yon sent us te obtain subscriptions from sur ouiployes will be passed around in a dav or two, when we hope to oe able to send you an additional amount through that source, liespectfully, O. BaxtehACo. DO KOT WANT TO BE ALONE.


Williams, President. 1. C. Armstrong. Vice-President, A.

W. Payne. Secretary, May Belie Williams. -Treasurer. ST, LOC1S, Jan.

13. To the Post-Dispatch Inclosed please And check for SS. contributed to the "Lake Fund" now being created by the generosity of our citizens. If we are so fortunate as to be the first among the religious papers to be enrolled among the contributors, we nope to be joined Bv all of the others In a cause so deserving. eurs truly.

Central Baptist Co- J. Armstrong. Editor. ANOTnER CONTRIBUTION OF 8100. Employes' list.

So. 428, was sent to the M. A. Seed Dry Plate Twentieth and Lucas place. This was returned with the firm check for 8100 and tho following letter: M.

a. seed Dry Plate Co. To the Editor of the Pott -DUp itch: Wo herebv Inclose cheek for S10O. The faetory being at Woodland, we leave it entirely to our employes, who all ef them read the dally papers, to contrikute If they feel proper to do so. Kespect-fuily, M.

A. Seed Dry Plate co. oil epos the waters. Waters Pierce Oil ST. Loins.

Jan. 18, 1894. Post-DUpatch: Herewith we hand you SSO. GO, donation of tbe St. Louis office and woras employes ot the at ere Pierce Oil t'o.

toward yonr Lake Fund. Wishing the enterprise success, yours truly Waters Pierce Oil Co. i A sanitary measure. St. r.orts Sanitary office Sit Pink street, ST.

Louis, Jan. 18. lS'j-i. To the Editor of the Post- Ditpatch: I herewith hand yon cheek of the St. Louis Sanitary Co.

for $100. being it contribution to your Forest Pars Lake Fund. Yoitrse truly, J. B. Clements, President.

8121.40 contributed. Employes List No. 89 was sent to the QulOI Meal Stove 817 Chouteau avenue. It was returned with 8121.40 and the following note and list: Geo. Kshle.

President. Louis Stockstrom. Superintendent. C. A.

Stockstrom, becretary. QUICK MEAL STOVE Mancfactureiu of Qcick meal Gasolink and Gas Stoves. Factory 817 to 825 Cboateau avenue. St. Loots, Jan.

18, 1891. To the Post-Dispatch: Inclosed please find employes' sibscriptlon list to Forest Fark Fund, which you sent as a few days ago, together with our check for SI 2 1.40. wklcU 1 made up as per Inclosed list. Wishing you suctess in veur undertaking, we remain yours truly, QUICK MEAL STOVE Co. L.

Stockstrom. Q. M. Stove 25 OOiHy. 60 MaxLepton.

B0M. Klerfman 50 Ed 1 oojjohn Braber '2b Sade Walkenhorst SO inchester rifle in his hands. He tooK de J. N. (second 25 C.

O. Baxter Co 10 00 liberate aim at Willis and fired. As he pulled the trigger Willis heard a noise and turned his head. It saved his life. The bullet missed him and wounded his mother in the arm.

He sprang for li Is pistol, which lay on the bed, and fired at Turner, wounding him silently. Total to date $5,656 25 Thfl T.fiVA Fmnlnvmnnt "Fnntl nlan fnr trio The assassin mounted his horse and fled to THE FUND PLAN. Texas. Willis Howard and his friends fol relief of the unemployed workmen of St. Louis and the beautifying of 1 Forest Park is lowed him and brought him back to Harlan County to be tried.

Turner had not been home a day when his receiving the unqualified indorsement and support of the public. father, George B. Turner, a man nearly 70 years old. but passionate ana unforgiving The response to the Fund appeal for help sent a negro boy to Willis Howard with a message: Mars Turner says his bulldog's back, an grows stronger and more hearty every The Fund plan appeals at once to the sympathies and the practical common sense ot the people ot St. Louis.

Mr it you an wants to neni crop in me cote-house nex Monday mo'nin." "Tell him we'll be there." said Howard. He gave the negro a dram and sent htm back Yesterday and to-day are red-letter days In and then went out and called together all of the Fund's history. The popular heart has mo men ot tne rarnuy. been touched, and the success of the Lake WILSON HOWARD'S FIRST BATTLE. Employment Fund is assured, so far as It Wilson Howard was a boy of 19 then, and a A Lake in Forest Park one-half mile or more in length.

The work to be done by the otherwise unemployed workingmen of St. Louis. Eligibility to secure employment: A willingness to work. The work to be under direction of the Board of Public Improvements. The Fund to be under the financial management of a Citizens' Committee.

The employing of labor to be done by a representative of the Citizens' Committee, stationed on the grounds for that purpose. The work to be given to otherwise unemployed workingmen now residing in St. Louis. Benefits: Belief of existing distress and accomplishment of a needed public work. 1 can be assured by popular support pending The Harder of Hellte Byron Attoned for on the Gallows.

Joliet, 111. Jan. 19. Ernest Le Core was bung at 10:34 o'clock this morning. His neck was broken by the Last' spring Le Core hired out as a farm hand to James Clark, in Wesley Township, and worked for him until he was arrested and placed In Jail at Joliet.

On Sunday evening, Aug. 7 last. Nellie liyron started across a field to go to her uncle's home, and as she went through a cluster of trees and bushes Le Core caught her by the arm and then around the neck and attempted to assault her, and la doing so broke her neck. He then went to Jaines Clark's at 9 o'clock, after he committed the deed, and ate supper. Monday and Tuesday he worked as usual.

1 he body of the murdered girl was found Monday in the bushes. Then the father suspected Le Core. On Tuesday sheriff Hornsbey and two deputies, accompanied by State Attorney Atkins, went down and found Le core assisting la doing some threshing and arrested him. LeCore slept well last night and was wakened at 6 :30 and served with breakfast. Two hours later he was given a bath, and Kevs.

sheets and McConnell were admitted to see him. lie was baptized and received the sacrameat, professing conversion. At a few minutes past 9 o'clock his mother was admitted to see him and remained for an hour, during which time the condemned man was in tears. At 10:30 Sheriff lienneberry and deputies with the prisoner and ministers came on to the gallows. LeCore expressed a hope that he was going to be saved, and two minutes later the cap and drop were put in place.

When the noose was being placed over his head he did not change color. He calmly faced the witnesses ot the hanging and even looked at the trap and rope with no manifestation of feeling. The examination of the body of Ellen showed that her neck had been broken, and her throat and body bruised. Lacore was confronted with the evidence against him, and it was so overwhelming that be admitted the crime. The angry crowd was ready to lynch him.

State's Attorney Atkins and Sheriff Hornsbey took him to one side, wb ero he made the confession to Mr. Atkins. He said he knew when the girl left home. good hunter, but he had never shot at a human being, and he had no inclination that way. But his uncle took him along that final municipal action for the Lake Fund ordinance.

The registration at the Post-Dispatch of h1? ok? fice of over 5,000 men seeking employment on Monday morning, with a score of other Howards. They rode into the town and were ilred at from ambush by the Turners, who were In the houses. The Howards sought tho same kind of shelter, and a scattering fire was kept up for an hour or two. when ill the proposed lake work In Forest Park was an object lesson which could not be Ignored. It demonstrated beyond question the extent workmen.

The Moolah Temple Nobles of the Mystic Shrine arranged for this fund benefit under their uuspfces with a promptness and unanimity characteristic of their order. At tbe last meeting of the Temple, presided over by Potentate Otto F. Stlfel, the proposition for such a benefit was made, and It was suggested that the Mendelssohn Quintette Club be secured as the attraction. 'I he proposition was at once Indorsed, a telegram was se it to the Mendelssohn Qutn-tettee Club asking their terms, an answer was received, and a guarantee subscription of Moolah Temple mem hers was at once raised covering the entire cost ot the engagement. The quick relief work did not end here.

Tho full details of the benefit were arranged. it was decided that while the 1,000 seating capacity of the Germanta Theater, engaged for the benefit, should be open to the public at popular prices, the sale of boxes should be at auction, so as to give opportunity for thus adding more largely to the finances of the Lake Employment Fund. Arrangements have accordingly been made for a grand auction sale of boxes for the proposed benefit, the sale to be held In the Merchants' Fx. change HrUl at 1 o'clock next Monday afternoon. The sale of reserved seats for the benefit will probably begin Jan.

24, but the full details of the opening of the box office, will be made public later. The arrangements for billing the big benefit have also been made, and are under charge of the Cottrlll Hill Posting Mr. Cottrlll himself being a Mason of high standing. The entire city will be made to blossom like a rose with the posters advertising Moolah Temple's great Mendelssohn Quintette Clab concert for the benefit ot the Lake Employment Fund. The affair promises to be a billllant and notable one from a society standpoint.

It will also be a picturesque occasion, because the Moolah Temple Nobles of tbe Mystla Shrine will attend the entertainment In a body in full dress, ana each and every Noble will wear the red tez at the order. The Mendelssohn Quintette Club of Boston stands unrivalled as an attraction. It is world-famous as a high-class musical organ- lzatlon, and has had an unexampled career of prosperity under the management of Director Thomas Ilyan. The artists composing the organization are as follows: Mr. Andre Verdler, violin virtuoso and concert master.

Mr. Arthur L. Pool, vlt-im Mr. Thomas lijuU, 80IO Clarlnello u. viola.

Mr. J. Koodenburg. solo flute and viola. Mr.

Ludwlg W. Hoffmann, solo violoncello. Miss LUa Juel, prima donna. There is not a single city, and scarcely a town of any size, in tho whole length and breath of the land, that has not. at some time, listened to a concert by the and hnd the souls of Its citizens stirred to greater efforts In the cause ot lilglt-class music thereby.

It Is to on entertainment by this organization that the Moolah Temple Nobles of the Mystic Shrine ask the attendance of the St. Louis public, the proceeds of the entertainment going to tho Lake K.mployment Fund. Further details of the benefit will be announced later. of the distress prevailing among the unemployed men of St. Louis.

urnor leu nis niding place ana swaggered openly down the street with a pistol In each hand. A rifle shot from a window and he These men are In dire need of help, but fell dead. That ended the fight. The Turn they are asking for work, not alms, as the ers said the iW'ilson boy fired the shot and had him Indicted. His friends balled him to On this basis your subscription means whereby help may reach them.

out and advised him to leave Kentucky. "We'll pay the bond." they said. "The This is an appeal which most be answered. Turners have fixed on you now as the repre the Fund is requested. Samuel J.

Niccoixs, D. HKNRT C. HAARSriCK, Thomas O'Rbilly, M. D. Fund Commlttea sentative ot the Howara ramiiy, ana as long as you stay here there'll be trouble.

We It comes from self-respecting men who are doing all possible to them to escape the degradation of beggary. want to keen the county quiet." ins citizens or louis are responding 10. their appeal generously and promptly. In consequence of such response the work In Forest Park is assured of success in the way of financial support. "I don't want to fight." said Wilson, "and I'll go.

He got on his horse and began his Journey with his uncle. Will Jennings, who Just then decided that he would rather be a ranchman than a Harlan County fugitive. They rode all day, and then stopped for two hours at the house of a friend in the mountains. Then a messenger got to them from Harlan with the news that young George Pnwn from a sketch of Howard made the day before he was taken from the St. Louis Jail to Lebanon for Elocution, stood erect on the gallows, with no expression of fear of death.

Eev. B. F.Thomas and C. H. White stepped on to the gallows, and Kev.

Thomas offered a short prayer. Sheriff Jones then tied on the black cap. adjusted the rope and said: "Wlls. 'is there anything you desire to Subscriptions to 4the JLaKs Employment Authority to begin that work is now all that Is lacking to put the Fund plan into Fund to date are as follows: practical operation. The City Council meets next Tuesday night to consider Liggett Sc.

Myers Tob-yvi 9 BOO 00 The Post-uispatoh. 1,000 00 Turner, in Drotner. naa gone to Howard's house tho nlsht Wilson left town and Insulted his mother, and that they were threatening to kill her. Inflamed to fury by the tidings Wilson and Jenning3 rode hard on the road back, and as soon as they entered Harlan opened fire with their Winchesters on the Turner Home. ineir relatives rained abnut them, fire was returned by the Tur and act upon the Lake Fuad ordinance.

The failure of the council Committee on Public Improvements to report on the bill last Wednesday night caused this delay. Work in Forest Park will be begun within twenty-four hours after the 'k passage of the Lake Fund ordinance and its approval by the Mayor. CONTRIBUTIONS. ners, and there was another hot fight in the town. In the house was Charley Halley.

Three months before his father had run for office and the Howards had not supported him. From that time the Baileys had allied themselves with the Turners. Charley Ualiey looked very much Use George Turner, and In the fight he was shot through the head by a Howard bullet, which was intended for Tur ner. Lony Turner, another brother of George, had his arm broken by a bullet, and BEyOxD QUESTION. Ernest Lecore.

eayr- Thtn Howard said, in a clear, firm voice: "No; I have to say only that I hope to meet you all in heaven." These were Ms last words, and when they had been spoken the trap was sprung. STRANGLED TO DEATH. At the moment the trap was sprung by Sheriff Jones the body shot through It like a flash. The fall was seven feet, but it was not sufficient to break Howard's necli. He died of strangulation, his heart ceasing to beat thirteen and one-half minutes after the drop fell, when physicians pronounced him dead.

After he fell there was an audible sound as though he tried to speak. The body swayed with convulsions, the legs and arms moving quickly and the muscles of the body quickened and Jerked for several minutes. These convulsive movements ceased in seven minutes. The neck was badly swollen and discolored and was not broken. The body was cut down at 9:35, twenty minutes from the time he fell.

It was turned over to the undertaker, who will embalm the body for shipment to Kentucky. Howard died protesting his Innocence of the crime for which he was hanged, but there seemed to be something on his mind. The most trying moment to him was when the Sheriff came into the cell at 9:10 o'clock to take him to the gallows. ne broke down completely, and cried and moaned plteously. As he arose from the bed to prepare for the scaffold he said to those about him: "Well, boys.

I will make a confession to you. I took twenty-one grains of quinine about 1 o'clock this morning, but It had no effect on me. I tried to cheat the gallows on account of my poor mother." Dr. Day turned and looked at his eyes. The pupils were dilated.

Indicating that ho had taken morphine. He was then escorted to the gallows, and the final scene of the life ot followed her and overtook her near the grove where he took her by the arm. drarced her to the tim ber, took hold of her neck, and placing bis arm around her threw her to the ground and assaulted her. State's Attorney Atkins nt once ordered him taken to Wilmington, and Sheriff Hornsbey started with him. He was brought to Joliet and put In Jail.

He was a three man or the Howard Taction were wounded. That night Dick lialley, who was visiting the Mlddleton family, some distance from town, was called out of the house and shot deait. Nobody ever knew who did it, but, of course, it was laid at the door of the Howards-. Voting Wlls and his uncle Jennlngj took counsel with their friends again after this fight and were told to continue (U the Journey they had begun. It was then that Wlls left Kentucky and came to visfourl, and soon after occurred the killing of the deaf mute, for which he finally paid tl.e penalty of the law on the gallows.

TUB DUEL WITH GEO. TURNER. Whlla the Missouri authorities were on his track for the murder of the mute he again returned to Kentucky, and on this visit he fougit a desperate battle with George Turner. He had offered to surrender to the Harlan County authorities on condition that he should have a speedy trial, but this was not guaranteed. In the meantime George Turner hud been looking for him.

Wilson heard one morning that Turner had left the house where he had stopped the night before with the remark that he had been hunting for "the wolf" for two wreks and was "going to get him this time sure." Wilson learned that Turner had ln-te ided to go by a well-known spring by the read and followed him. 'lurner that day carried a Winchester and a pistol. Wilson had a short needle gun slung over his back, a Inchester on Ms shoulder and two revolvers in the waistband of his trousers. Turner stopped at the springs, and was Ftandlng there with his rifle In his hand when Wilson came along. For greater security, Wilson had left the road and was proceeding large, heavy, muscular young man, 22 years old, with an arm and a hand like a giant.

l.e Core's nrst trouble was In the spring of 1Ss9, when he was arrested in Braldwood for stealing revolver and sentenced to the county Jail In this city by State's -Attorney Atkins lor two montns. on nis reisase he went to Nevada, Story Io. In March, 1890, he was convicted there and sentenced to five years hi the Icwa State Penitentiary at fort Madison ior tne crime oi assault wun Intent to commit rape. On April 20, lm, he was pardoned by Gov. Boles.

In the following October he was convicted and again taken to Fort Madison Penitentiary for burglary for a term of one year and six months. On Feb. ll, 1SS3, his term expired, when he came back to We3ley Township. During his absence from Wesley Township bis friends there knew nothing about his H. Haseman 3 OOiEd Braber 2b Jas.

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Kelt. 1 Oo A. Hirer 25 John F-lwang 50 Val Jacobus 25 George Kaltl 2 OO LIKES THE LAKE FIND FLAN. JONES' CLOTHING Hoi-KE, 109 N. liBOAPWAT.

bT. Lot Is. Mo. Jan. 18, 1Sj4.

To the Editor of the Post- Dispatch: Dear Sir We are at the opinion that yonr scheme fnr building a lake In Forest l'srk Is the Dim sensible and practical of any yet advaaoed for tbe relief of the thousands ot uaemployed. Inclosed flad check for S5. Yours truly, Isaac Jones. GOOFstKY Jo Eft. 850, for me lakr rrso.

ST. LOUIS. Jaa, 18. 1994. Pott-Ditpatch: Inclosed I band yoa check for 50, tp be used 'or the Lake rund.

Yours J. W. K. TO ELF SOMEBODY." The following little note acora panted a subscription of 81 for the Lake Employment Fund: To the Editor of the Pot Dltoatck I Inclosed find SI. I hope will help somebody.

Tours. J. M. K. little girl).

FROM LADE WALKENHORST. A subscription of 60 cents to the Lake Employment Food comes with the panelled words on a scrap of papar: "Lade Walkco-horst. city." IJiVITKD IIENRT CEOKOE TO LECTTRE. The Single Tax Club at Its meeting last night Instructed Its Corresponding Secre-tary. fi E.

Blelr, to Invite Usury Ceorrf to C. F. IilanSe Tea and Coffee 10 00 Dr. I. G.

W. Steedman 23 00 1 00 Common Sense 1 00 Horse Thief Club at Faust's 10 00 A Hearty Approver 10 00 E. C. Moulton A Co 10 00 J. X.

23 Slatlngton Slate Co 10 00 A Steady Passenger 8 00 Cash 2 00 A. B. 2 OO St. Louis Dressed Beef and Provision Co 250 00 The Guerdan Hat Co 10 00 Drummond Tobacco Co 500 00 F. mployes Missouri Railroad Repair Shops 20 75 Employes G.

F. Dlttmann Boot and Shoe Co 5 00 Samuel Nlccolls, D. 10 00 R. 100 Moffett Franclscus 100 00 Recorder of Deeds Wm. A.

Hobbs and employes of his office 10O 00 J. A. St. John 100 00 Dr. Thos.

O'Reilly 100 00 A little boy'. 10 Adolphus Busch (personal) 100 00 Ladles' Charitable Society of the Kon- Sectarian Church 50 00 Rev. M. Rhodes 5 00 W. IC.

Heath 1 OO H. P. A 2 00 Missouri Car and Foundry Co 100 OO Hamilton-Brown shoe Co 100 O0 Western Brass Mfg. Co 5 OO H. J.

Isball 1 00 O. M. Schmidt Co 10 00 Gilsonite Roofing Paving 10 00 Peter Oakes 3 00 Gllson Asphaltum Co. 10 00 Mrs. M.

23 R. S. Macdonald 10 00 D. 1 00 Grand Leader 10 00 Dr. Warren.

G. Priest 5 OO A Friend 1 00 Sheriff Staed and employes of his office 11 00 Western Rowing Club 10O OO Wrought Iron Range Co 50,0 00 Hoyt Metal Co. and employes 63 00 F. H. Ingalls 10 00 Employes of Missouri Gas Co 13 50 Three" 3 O0 C.

Red Bud, 1 23 H. B. Pratt 3 00 Burd-Stuyvesant Glue Co 10 00 Christy Fire Clay Co 50 00 Cash 100 Once a week 100 F. 5, 00 Common Sense 1 OO Welle-Boettler Bakery Co 25 OO Mrs. E.

C. Meacham 10 00 T. S. Schoen 1 00 Light Battery N. G.

25 00 Ta Is 00 Bradstreet Co. employes 5 00 GusV.Brecht Butchers' Supply Co. 23 00 D. Crawford A Co 23 00 John M. Sellers 100 00 John T.

Rapp 61 00 D. A. 1 OO J. and M. 2 OO J.

K. 1 OO 7. 1 00 Kohn A Co 100 00 Employes of D. Crawford Co 70 33 From Circuit Clerk Zepp's 34 SO Beethoven Conservatory OO J. X.

Fallen 3 OO record until arrested for the murder of Nellie Ryron. Mr. Kit Wooley at Nevada, Is his grand grandfather. He has also an uncle and two aunts living in that city. ON THE SIGHT TRACK.

Mr. J. K. Cummlngs, the well-known citizen of North St. Louis, stepped into the counting-room of the Post-Dispatch yesterday and at one of the side desks wrote the following note, to which he pinned a 820 bill and banded It over the counter: are on the right track.

God rpeed ynn J. K. CUIM1SG3. TO HELP THE MOVEMENT. Schkeiner.

Flack Co. Commission Merchants. 1 116 AS1 118 N. KOLKTH STKItKT, St. Louis.

Jan. 18, 160i. To the Editor of the Pott-Dispatch: We heartily Indorse tne Lake Employment movement, and Ikaua you herewith our check for S10 to help the movement. Truly yours. Schkeixkr-Flack Grain Co.

Charles Flack. Vice-President. backs his opinion. Offick of thic City counselor, bT. Loi IS, Jan.

17. 1694. Pott- DUpatch Before making pnblie yonr Forest Park Lake scheme you told me of It and atked my opinion I gave yeu my opinion and 1 now desire to back It with a fle." Sincerely, Macklin. 10 FOR THE UNEMPLOYED. HORTII WESTERN BUfcGT CO.

1 1119 and 111 North Broadway. ST. LOUI Jan. 18. 1S9.

i Editor Pott Dispatch Inclosed Vleaae find cheik for SIO, our contribution to the Lake Fund for relief ot the unemployed. KesrocO'dly. Honig Broj. Successors to Northwestern Buggy Co. ,1110 and 1113 orth Broadway, 810 FROM DR.

SALE. Rev. Samuel Sale, rabbi of Shaare Emeth congregation, subscribes 810 to the Lake Employment Fund and writes the following letter indorsing the plan: Editor Pott-Dispatch I think your plan for relieving the extraordinarily pinched condition of tne working classes ao excellent one, and I believe that every paollc-spir-ited citizen ought to help to swell the Lake Fund to the utmost of his abtilty. A contribution to this emergency fund would aot only come In the way of a great relief tn the thousands of distressed laborers who want work and not charity, but it would be a most delightful assurance on the part of oar fellow men that they are conscious of thedutr to those among us who are not so fortunately situated. The Lake Fund would be a Godsend this cemmumty, not only as bread provider, but as a public object lesson In genuine charity whose omy pnrpote should be to enable the poor and needy to helu tkemseives to (aln a livelihood witnomt loss of manbeod.

Theu the plan has another admirable feature, inasmuch as it calls into action the public spirit and generosity of our eltizens as not only individuals, but also as a corporate body, by assign-tag the supervision ef the work of excavation to the city officials. Here we have tbe laterplay ol the two forces that shonid govern and control society, banded together for tbe noblest purpose. This la true co-operation and demonstrates most beautifully ad effectuallv the solidity of the community, the eomraon responsibility of all for one and one for all. Finally, let us not forget that a lake In Forest Park will add another attraction to our beautiful city and oae that will afford much healthful and innocent sport and recreation throughout the whole year. Let everyone contribute to the Lake Fund.

Samuel Sale. FROM A POLICE OFFICER, 85. Editor Pott Ditpatch: I am In a position to know something of the extent of olstress among the unemployed, and I beartliy favor your plaa 'it relief. I lor lose as my subscription to the Lake Fund, and would suggest tnat the peiicemen, Ssemen and school teachers ot St. Louis all help to put the Fuad plaa into successful operation.

Yours truly. Patholman, First District. 860 FROM THE TRACET COMMISSION CO. List So. 229, sent to the J.

L. Tracey Commission waa returned with 860, subscribed as follows: THE WEATHER. Forecast for St. Louis Is Showers and City Counselor Marshall Makes Positive Ancwer as to ths Legal Phases- City Counselor Marshall was asked to-day if he shared any of the doubts of Councilman Ferris as to the legality of the ordinance authorizing tbe immediate making of Tha lake in Forest Park. "I will stake my repu-tation as a lawyer and every other asset I have on the legality of that ordinance.

I do not wish to use any names, but there is no harm in telling the incident. I was called on yestenlny by a young man who said he had been sent by a gtsiitieiuaii of aoothur profession to ask me if ihe Lake ordinance was not Illegal. In ansvA'er I said the ordinance is not illegal. He went away but came back shortly and said Ms principal did not agree with rim. I told hlin I was sorry for It, and then wo chatted nbr.ut other things.

I told him I hnd practiced law twenty-five years and asked him how long his trior. had practiced. He told me he was not a lawyer at all. I naturally felt less humiliation by the fact that he did not agree with me on a legal proposition. I.of course, carnfully stalled tne qneetloa first on drawing up th ordinance when rr quosted to do so, and later on going over It before nfflxlng inr signature as approvtig it.

bile In attendance on tho supreme Court at Jefferson City I met Judge Elmer li. Adams, counsel for the Llnileli Hallway and we discussed the provisions of the bill. The fear that this Is In conflict with charter provisions is not well founded. The point suggested Itns been passed on by the r-u-preure Court In tho fcchwelckhardt case anu declared not well founded. It is mv duty.

If called on, and I will with great pleasure give the Council Committee on Public Improvements any Information In my possession. "1 he ordinance, as It stands and for the purpose Intended, is. In my opinion, sufficient. It may be ampll.led and other conditions put in though unnecessary. fo may there be In every ordinance In the books, tm the point of the litigation of the proposed ordinance as it now stands, there is no question.

It will be a legal act." When the ordinance now before the Council was first drawn up It was submitted to ex-Judges Elmer B. Adams and ilbur F. Itoyle. After undergoing their scrutiny when every point of posslMe objection had been suggested, they expressed their Bbprovsl cl It. on the following day It was published for tbe first time.

roi'srustt rri.LfAVf!, Councilman ru. Colli ene said to-day: "I would not put BiyopliiDii up against that Nagel on Ms rutir.g that the Council could not on iiiesday night I't resolve Itseir into a committee of th whole and consider the Forest Park- Lnke Fund. It seemed to mm that the whole body should have powers as great as a committee which Is only a part of the whole. While the delay Is bad 1 have no doubt that the bill will pass at the ext I have rend the bill and Co not hesitate to say I am la favor of It and II be on hand next Tuesday night to vote for ll. It Is tun liet plan I ever saw for nurb a time as are now going through tip tn our end.

we know that this plan will lurnlsh work to the very ciftis of the poor the men whoe regular work is Just if that kind. I see dorens of tbein every day. I have heard some technical objections suggested and that's about ell. 1 didu't give them a moment's atttatlon and dn't Intend to either. Any titan thai thinks I'll take Dir stand on any petty ohjoctlott to a bill that ill give work to hundreds of men.

would beat me forty furlongs la a toot Tbe Death List lacreaaes. Nsw Tosk, Jan. The death score In the IelBware, lackawanna Western accident at liackensack was increased to-day ry the death of Charles K. Mlneber at M. Vary Hospital, liuboken.

I.dwiti II. Clarke end Christian Arnold, who were hurt la the wreck, are bot a la an excveOltifiy ctltlcei condition Warmer To-Morrsw. Indication of Flags: Triangular Temnera- ture: at the top. warmer: at bottom, cooler. Blue Precipitation.

White Fair weather. Thua: Blue, white and triangular Snow, rain or sleet, followed by fair and cooler weather. Showery conditions prevail in the Central and Lower Mississippi Valleys. It is generally warmer west of Missouri; cooler to the east. Forecast for St.

Louis: Showers; "XI warmer Saturday, Forecast for Missouri: Increasing cloudi ness; rain or snow; easterly winds; warmer Saturday morning. inside the fence. He aid not see lurner as he neared the spring, but walked along ruther Incautiously. As ne got opposite Turner, he trod on a dry branch and it broke with a loud report. Turner looked up, threw his rlfle'to his shoulder and fired at Wilson.

1 he ball struck a rail of the fence, glanced and went through his calf. Loth men hid themselves behind trees and fired nt each other. Turner, at last, exposed his head to get a shot and Wilson put a bullet through his eye. leaving the body where it lay he went around tne county and told his friends what he did. Nearly a hundred gathered about and they went to the Court-house in a body, intending to demand an Instant trial for Wilson.

THE LAST FIGHT IN HARLAN, The Turners got in the Court-house and barred the doors and windows. The Howards ramped Just out of the town at the foot of a hill. In the night the party in the courthouse slipped out, took a road around the town climbed the hill and when the fog lirted at darllght the Howard men below, they in a murderous fire on their eneml'. Two men were killed and a large number wounded. The Howards got cover and there was another all day sharp-shoctlug match, but nobody else was killed.

After this fight Wilson and Jennings mounted their horses and started for Texas, swearing that they would never look on Harlan again. Howard got away, but Jennlnes was captured, tried for one of the murders be had committed and sent to prison for lite. THE Mf RDER OF THE Wl'TE. When Wlls Howard and his uncle. Will Jennings.

left Kentucky and came to Missouri they settled near fcpnngfield. This was in In April of that year. John Kectjr, a farmer of Maries County, lost some money and got the idea that a deaf mute named McMlchaels had stolen It. Maries County is a long distance from Springfield, but Jen- ilngs heard of the affair, and riding to Kec-or's place volunteered to get the money for the former, representing to him that he was a detective. Hector consented and Jennings arrested the deaf mute and found the stolen mNey.

hsit of which, by the agreement, he retuinu.l to hector. Although it was clear that the thief had beeu fvuud, the Grand-Jury didn't like that way of xecutlng the law. acd Indicated Jennings fY robbery, on ths testimony of the deat mule. He leave ball and want back to Sprlngfl. Id.

Mils Howard was enacted. MEANT TO KILL A DETECTIVE. Sheriff Jones and four Deputies brought Howard from St. Louis yesterday, where he bad been confined since bis trial for saie-Keeplng. The Sheriff arrived with his prisoner at 4 p.

m. Soon after Howard was placed in the Jail an incident occurred which clearly Illustrated the desrerate character or the outlaw. Howard called to Sheriff Jones, and drawing from under his wulstband a long murderous knife coolly handed it over to the officer with the remark; "I'll not need that now. jie then told the astonished officers that he had possession ot the knife more than six months and had determined to use It in killing Detective lmboilen. the officer who had been so instrumental in fastening the murder of Mc.v.

lchaol upon htm, but had chauged his mind. It is believed Howard meant to kill Ira-boden on the train coming from t. Louis. During the Journey he called to Imhoden, who sat down on the seat with him. Howard accused the officer of having nunted him down.

Knowing that he was Innocent. Imhoden replied that he felt that he was Justine In doing all that he bad done, but if he whs really an Innocent man, he was profoundly sorry for the part he had taken. Howard rejoined, "that is all right, it you are sorry, as now 1 shall die at peace with all mankind, for I now forgive you." Howard made tin affidavit V)st night that he killed John Hally in llarlin County. the crime for which his uncle. Wlls Jennings, IS now serving a life sentence In prison.

He also made affidavit that lie killed Dob. Craig in Harlan County, Kentucky, for which crime his brother, John l. Howard, Is serving a term of fifteen, years in the Penitentiary. Howard, In his statement to the I'ost-Dis-Patch correspondent this rooming, said that he had killed five men In the Harlau County (Ky.) feud. A HISTOltT FILL OF TRAGEDY.

A medium-sized but muscular man. keen dark eyes, black hair and a face that looked like anything but that of a murderer's. Is a fair picture of Wilson Howard as he stood on the gallows. His life has been as adventurous and as full of tragedy as that of the hero of tbe most fanciful writer of fiction, but thsrs is no fiction In to history of ths man NATIONAL FAEMEKS' ALLIANCE. of Taking Steps Toward Federation Agricultural TJr Chicago, Jan.

19. The Nt vhal Farmers' Alliance in convention has taken the first step toward a confederation of agricultural unions throughout the United states. A definite plan of organisation to Include the five prominent oraers of this country was adopted to-day and a committee appointed to secuoe its adoption by other anions. Ths organization will be called the "Farmers I'nion" and the Alliance men are confident that It will receive the "hearty indorsement of ev ery section of agricultural Interests. Persons at the bead of the movement gsvs out he Information to-day that they already 8 00 10 00 Squires Printing co G.

It. Boehmnr t-t. Louis Puble P. A. llenermet.

ft OO 1 OO ntock r.icnauf wi inos. nuraioc 1'. Kcis 1 OO Jos. A. Wilms 1 IKI 1 00 tie 1'.

1 Oil naa receivea the tacit maorsemen ui Grange, the Farmers' Mutual lteneflt Asso if A. L. J. i. 1 OU'Joha r.

Henry (X) 1 OO, Harry U. Mode 1 OO ciation and the Patrons Of American ine Co 30 00 Relief Committee. Red Bud 26 30 Wm. G. Iluechner 00 00 D.

R. Francis ft Bro. Com. Co. 83 00 B.

Nugent Bro 100 OO Wo, J. Umj Bm wing Co 100 00 farmer union" will be incorporated anuor ths laws or Illinois and It Is expressly provided that It shall bs a non-secret organisa HIS SSCOKD SCBSCRIPTIOH. V. send bla second week's tion. ids it ii mats uvea near tns town oi i V..

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