Chillicothe Morning Constitution from Chillicothe, Missouri on October 17, 1890 · Page 1
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'*?· (fhilliciifltc EDITION. UHILLICOTHE, MO., FRIDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 17, iseo Volume IV. No. 193.--New Series. SUSPICIOUS. The Burnicg of tlie Hotel at Syracuse Katlier Peculiar. . AN IBSUBMCE AGENT'S SUSPICION. Another llotvl Takes Firo Soon Alter the K,elantl-RnpUlUy "With \Vliieli the Lelaud Was Uestroyed--Only JiigUt 1'crsons Killed. SYRACUSE, N. Y., Oct. rr.-- Bichard Perry, of the insurance firm of Bowen Perry, who v. as one of the first persons to arrive at the scene of the terrible Lelar.d Hotel fire, stated positively tbat be made a personal examination and from w h a t bo saw "he "believed the place was set on fire. The fire started in a back room where a lot of grease was stored- "A skylight was over the place," he said, "and the Raines leaped up through it into a sort o£ well which. served as a conductor to carry the fire to the rooms of the guests which opened out upon it on the various floors.'* The Globe Hotel was also ablaze for a time in a similar manner and Mr. Perry said he was quickly on the scene and declared that the fire started from grease in the kitchen 'precisely in the same manner as at the Leland. He believed that both places were set on fire in precisely the same manner by some person or persons employed in t!he hotels. A vigorous invost'gation will be made. In twenty-five minutes from the first alarm, the northern side of the building fell in, so rapid was the progress o f the firo. Fifteen minutes later the center of the eastern wall fell with a terrible crash. At l;30 the west walls fell, carrying with them tbo two-story brick buildings on West Fayette street, occupied by the Curtiss ManufacturingCom- pany and Charles M. Gibbs. The southeast wall fclL soon aEter and when daylight broke all tbat remained standing of the b e a u t i f u l Loland structure was a section of the northeast corner and the elevator shaft. The latter stood like a m o n u m e n t threatening to fall at any moment. Following is a corrected list of the dead: Annie Ciimmings, of Now York, a servant twenty-four years old. "William L. Harris, of Elizabeth, N. J., thirty-five years old. Bridget Doyle, of Marcellus, twenty- five years old. Rose Schwa rz, aged twenty-three years, servant. Mary Doyle, servant. Mary Padden, servant. Two others are still missing and are supposed to have perished. About twenty were injured. -WRECK IN MONTANA, A Bricljee CJoca Down With the Entire Train. HELENA, Mont., Oct 17.--Seven men are lying more or 'less injured at the Catholic Hospital in this city from a bad wreck on the Boulder branch of the Northern Pacific railroad. The eastbound freight passed as far as bridge 19 and when fairly on the same, the bridge went down with the entire train, falling a dislancu of seventy feet. When .-the news was received here a relief train was speedily sent out to bring in the wounded. The train'screw 'suffered chiefly. The injured arc: Engineer H. Mayhew, spine and internal injuries; Fireman Lundford, arm broken and internal injuries, at present unconscious; Conductor Fenner, bruUy injured, could not talk. Among the passengers were: E. Rudolph, of Helena, his ankle is broken, spine injured and head badly bruised; A. J. Witherow has his right limb crushed and br.c'v injured. Old school Syuua. COLUMBIA, Mo., Oct. 17,--The Presbyterian Old School State Synod was constituted by tbo election "of Rev. S. T. Ruffner, of Farming ton, as moderator and Rev. W.-T. Harrison, of Patosi, as recording secretary. Rev. E. McNair, of Richmond, delivered the sermon, Rev. A. I*. Phillips, of Alabama, agent of the evangelical work among "the colored people, spoke of the good this work was doing among the colored people. He was followed by Rev. James T. Buck, pastor of tho Colored Presbyterian Church in St. Louis. Tlie l£r«uizer Sonata m a Shield. LEAVESWOKTII, Kan., Oct. 17.--In the United States District Court the case of the United States vs. Moses Harmon, · the veteran editor of Lucifer, the Light Bearer, was heard by Judgo Phillips, of the Western Missouri district, a jury being waived and the case submitted upon mutual agreement. The defense claims that no single passage in any of the Lucifer articles is as obscene as .many in tho "Krcutzer Sonata." ,M;ttiy Men Injured. CLEVEr-AXD, O. } Oct. 17.--An explosion occurred in the Bessemer department of -the Obis steel works in this city. 1'he roof was torn from the mill, the build- ixig 1 fi»ed and a scoro of men more or less injured. Tho firemen quickly subdued I he-(lames. A dozen men who were injured wore-able to go to their homes after tho wounds were dressed, and three v.'bo are in a critical condition were sent to the Lakeside Hospital. F"Hr U«*:»cllnsr Kailnre. MANISTEK, Mich., Oct 17.--R. G. Peters assigned yesterday to A. M. Henry, oJE Detroit. It is the largest financial crash in the State for years and comes from a source least expected. Mr. Peters was the leading projector of enterprises and was a baron in tho lumber and salt trade. The assignment covers millions of dollars worth of property and will be far reaching in its effects. K**nt Withdraw*. TOPKKA, Kan., Oct 16.--The Capital ~~prints an address to tho voters of Kansas -an open letter from D. W. Kent, of Hutchinson, withdrawing from the race %s candidate for Attorney-General in .'.|he third party ticket. Ho says in the '"^Stter: "I am in favor of the election i^AHon. L II 1C Kellogg, the Eepub- iitiiK-c for that office." UNFORESEEN ACCiDENT. Shoclsi 11 g-Injury to \V«rhmon I?y tho Bottom of a'c'oUj iveii full.113- Out. PrrrsuiTKCii, .T'a., Get. 17.--As a result of some u n k n o w n cause yescerday atternoon the bottom of the coke oven, attached to tlie blast furnace in Moorehead, McLean Co.'^ rolling mill broke and almost overwhelmed eig-ht men with fire. The accident was unforeseen and entirely unavoidable. Tho furnace 'had been blown preparatory torcliningitand water had been turned on tho coke, of which twenty or more tons clung to tho sides. A gang of men were inside the stack breaking loose the bottom, w h e n suddenly a large iron band that supported the furnace bottom gave way. The workmen heard the great mass above them "beginning to fall and with a cry of horror ran for their lives. The "break was on. the side from, which they ran and the great mass of hot coke poured out over them. None of tho workmen were buried by the avalanche, but we'fo b u r n e d by the tongues of flames and volume of sparks which reached out after them. Men with half their clothing cut from their bodies as by knives and the remainder in flames, ran through the streets or lay down and rolled in the puddles which the rain had formed. Eye witnesses state that the air inside the building seemed to be on fire. Every rag of clothing was burned from the body of one Uungarian, who is dying with his ilesh hanging in shreds and his eye burned from its socket He ran to the police station 100 yards away where lie was cared for until the arrival of an ambulance. Edward Hughes died last evening. He appeared to have lost his reason during the few minutes of bis most intense suffering. Ho ran a considerable distance with his clotbing on ilrc and then extinguished tbe flames by roiling in the wet street He then bolted straight ahead again for a h a l f ratio or more when he made his way into the house of persons totally u n k n o w n to h i m , badly f righ ten ing the inm a tes. Ho thro w himself on. the floor and was shortly taken away by a few men who had followed him. Two oE the men are fatally burned and four are suffering from serious injuries. SOCIALISM AND RELIG!ON. TIio Question l!«*l'«ro the Congress at JJiille. HAUMC, Oct. 17.--At tho session of the Socialist Congress tho discussion of the Socialist programme which was marked by the display of un acrimonious spirit on the part of tho participants continued. Herr Eloss contended t h a t the question of religion should nob be permitted to endanger the future of tho Socialist party. It must, he said, be treated as a private matter which affected the conscience of the individual alone. The party should be especially tenacious in adhering to this course whenever and wherever it found itself compelled to combat i.he adherents of tho Roman Catholic Church- Herr R u e d t argued thab Socialists should follow the developments of science, accepting only the t r u t h s which were revealed by its always brightening light. The whole question of religion, he asserted, should be ignored by the Socialist party--which should press onward in its propaganda regardless of any religious sect or sentiment. Herr Wolkenbahr declared that a social or economic agitation which should be attempted while ignoring the Church would be absolubely worthless. Herr Metzner said tbat though he was himself free of religious feeling, still he could not but deprecate any attempt to change the programme. In discussing the purelyeconoinicquestions which have been be fore th e congress from time to time during its deliberations, he spoke at some length in condemnation of the productive associations. A DAY OF FUNERALS. Services Over tliR R«imtns of Justice Miller and General Sielknap. WASHINGTON, Oct. 1G.--There were' two state funerals here to-day. Tbat of Justice Miller, o f - t h e Supreme Court, was very simple. T h a t o f General Belknap, ex-Secretary of War, was somewhat impressive. The Government granted leave of absence to all the members of the Grand Army in tho departments, and military honors wore paid to the dead soldier. Tho service took place at 10:30 this morning at Sc. John's Cliurch, which is only one sqiuu'c from tho house which was the sceou of Secretary Eelknap's social triumph when be fivstbecamo a member of Genurul Grant's Cabinet, and but two squares away from the building where he died. Tha interment was at Arlington in a commanding spot, among the other 15,000 Union dead, and not far from the grave of General Sheridan. Three hours later tho funeral ceremony of the late Justice Miller took place in tho Supreme Court room. Owing to the very limited accommodations, only the officials of tho Government and immediate friends and relatives wero able to attend. Tho- remains will be taken to Keokuk, Iowa. Chief Justice Fuller and Associate Justice Brewer will accompany them. Scotch Home Ilulers jCfi^titisiieil. LOXDOX, Oct 17.--Tho Scotch Home Rulers are much dissatisfied because of I tho indifference of the Liberal leaders to theic pet scheme. They have addressed protests on tho subject to Mr. Gladstone and others, and threaten to make trouble for the party in the next elections unless the principle for which they are contending receives official recognition in the Liberal platform. An J3vi*i)oraior ISurneel. Ii£xrxGTO2f, Mo., Ocb. 17.--The evaporator ab Blackburn, Ma, burned yesterday afternoon. Loss about 32,200. There were 900 bushels of apples in the building at the time. Cooper Co. were the owners. John BIghara has been sent if /prison, for four years by the United States District-Court at Grand Rapids, Mich., for obtaining a pension by impersonating his dead brother. BOY FIEND. A Fifteen-Year-Old Boy Confesses an Atrocious Crime. EILLS TWO YOUNG MEN. A Pitiful Amount of Plunder Obtained-The Tragedy Takes Place In a Box Car --The Victims From St. Jo3G*ph. MANHATTAN, TCan., Oct. 17.--Charles Miller, a fifteen-year-old boy. was brought from Leonardville to tils city for Tajjrancy and yesterday confessed that he was the murderer of Fishbougfh and Emerson, two young men from St. Joseph, who were found dying in a box car of tho Union Pacific railroad on its arrival at Cheyenne, Wyo.. September 27. Miller made a full confession of the crime and begged for mercy. He said that he was riding in the freight car with tho young men and whilfi they were asleep killed them for their money. IJe got $47, a revolver and a silver watch. The boy fiend looks as if he were eighteen. He appears to be inoffensive, but has evidently led it hard life. He is about five feet tour inches high, light complexion and hair, gray eyes and weighs 110 pounds. He was horn in Now York, is of German ancestry and has a sister in Rochester, N. Y., and two brothers in ttoonardville. Sheriff Martin, of Cheyenne, has been notified of his capture and will call for him in a few days. Millor, in his confession, stated that he first mot Fishhough and Emerson on tho freight trjiin near Sidney, Nob., Friday, September 26. In Sidney he losfc track of them, and crawled into a cattle car that night in a train -bound for Cheyonno. In tho morning he got into a box car loaded with tics and found the young ruoii. Believing they had money, as ho was hungry, penniless and desperate, he concluded to kill thorn. Ho shot both men in the head. Emerson died instantly, but Fish- hough was breathing when the train reached Hillsdale. The murders were .committed about noon. He took a watch, a revol ver and a knife from Em- crson and money and a knife from Fishbough. At Hillsdale, Wyo., he got off and throw tho revolver and knives under tho depot. The bodies were carried to Cheyenne and ho followed on the first passenger train .and stopped at tho brewery near the end of Eighteenth street with a young man whoso uncle runs a saloon near by. He read the report in the Sunday morning papers that day and started to Grover with a man and a flock of sheep. From Grover he came to Leonardville where his brother lives and where he first made his confession. September 27, tho regular Union Pacific train from the "East carried into Cheyenno, Wyo., the dead body of one and the almost lifeless body of another young man. One of the train men in passing over the cars at Hillsdale, east of Choyennc, board a groan, and on opening the car from which it proceeded found one young man in one "end stone dead, and the other in tho opposite end still living but dying. The latter succumbed to his wounds soon after his ar* rival in Cheyenne. The name of the dead man, as shown by marks on his clothes, was W. B. Emerson, and the other Eoss F. Fishbough, while.papers found on both indicated that they were from St. Joseph, Mo. A small revolver was found near one of the men and both had been shot, the balls entering at about the same point, near the temple on tho left side of the head of each. Two chambers of the pistol were empty and tho dead man's face was burnt with powder. They were both well dressed, one having what appeared to be diamond studs in his shirt. Twenty-five cents was all the money found. They evidently had been drinking, as liquor bottles were found in the car partly emptied. Cattle Tliief Shot. KANSAS CITY, K a n , Oct. 17.--Will Hopper, alias Walter Breese, was shot and probably fatally wounded by Kioh- ard Wilson, special policeman of the Livo-Stcc'.i Exchange at the Kansas City stocic yards, about eleven o'clock this morning-. Hopper was a cattle thief and resisted arrest by drawing a revolver when the officer shot him. Hopper had stolen a hci-d from Hedder,man, of Cambridge, Cowley County, Kan. , Ready For liualncsa. OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 17.--The Platte river bridge of the Chicago, Kock Island Pacific road is completed and trains will cross it to-morrow. Twenty miles of track are now completed between Pa pillion and South Bend. Work has been pushed vory rapidly and the entire line between here and Beatrice is expected to be finished within a. month, although December is the date set fo running through trains to Denver. Indians Continue to sien. " FoitT RENO, I. T., Oct. 17.--The Indians continue to come' in and sign the contract, fifty-four being added yesterday. This swells the total to 359. A few Arapahoes from the Washita colony signed. They report that all will arrive within a few days. The opposing element is weakening and a stampede among them may occur at any time. Minister Suspended. NASHVILLE, Teun., Oct. 17.--The case of the M. E. Church South vs. Eev. David C. Kclloy, D. D., was settled today so far as tho Tennessee Conference is concerned, Dr. Kelley being suspended from the ministry for six months. He had been nominated for Governor by the Prohibitionists, his acceptance being contrary to the book of discipline. A Naval Terror. WASirii-GTOS, Oct 17.--The Navy Department has awarded the contract for buildjng coastline battleship No. 8 to the Union iron works o.»- San Francisco at 53,233,338. Work will be begun at once. The vessel, which will be one of the first class, will .probably be named the California. 3TEWS NOTES. Several hundred minci'3 atlshpemlnjf, Mich., -faavo returned to work, hut 3,000 are still out. The directors of the Rank of England have decided to'make no change in the discount rate. The Queen Crescent shops ab Ludlow, Ky., 'were burned recently. The loss was pub at $200,000. The great Perseverance cotton mill near Bolton, England, has been destroyed by fire. Loss, £500,000. , ' The deficit of the Capo of Good Hope (South Africa) Bank is placed at £64,000. Each shareholder will he assessed £80. The people of the State of Washington propose to make displays at tbo Chicago World's Fair in twelve departments. The son of Edward Spellman, the millionaire distiller of Peoria, 111, has been sent to an insane asylum for committing several robberies. , The funeral of General Belknap took place at Washington on the IGth with military honors. The remains were interred in the Arlington, cemetery. The Census Bureau announces tho population of the State of Texas as 2,232,220, increase 040,471, and of Tennessee as 1,764,733, increase 221,304 f Mrs. William Wellhausen and her seven-year-old son wero drowned in a well near Marine City, Mich., tho boy falling in and the mother trying to rescue him. A cyclone passed west of Maxson, N. C., on the 10th, moving nearly north. At Hasty several houses wero blown down and one person killed and several injured. Paymaster George A. Decring, of the United States navy, was found dead in his bed at his residence at Washington; He had died during the night of heart disease. Four of the assailants of Police Chief Hennessey, of New Orleans, have been arrested and identified as Antonio Scat fidi, Antonio Bagnctti, Sebastiano In- cardino and Pedro Mastcro. Tho fifth annual convention of tho Episcopal Brotherhood of St Andrew began in Philadelphia on the IGth with 502 delegates present. Bishop Potter. of New York, delivered tho charge. By an explosion in the llnssemer de- p a r t m e n t ' o f tbo Otis steel works in Cleveland, O., three men wero badly burned by molten steel and others slightly injured. The building was greatly damaged. Mayor Grant, of New York, has sent a letter to Superintendent of the Census Porter demanding an official recount. The letter was accompanied by statements and tables ah owing the results of tho police census. The Minister of tho United States at St. Petersburg says in regard to the alleged persecution by tho Russian Government of the Hebrews, that upon a thorough investigation it is a source of special gratification to be able to say the reports arc false. The troublous session of .the W. C. T. U. at DCS Moincp, lowo, ended in a split, Tho vote for tho Iowa non-partisan union was 3J5--for national third party iinion, 08. Mrs. Foster declined re-election to the presidency and Mrs. Mattie Bailey, of Shenandoah, wag elected president. MABKET EEPOBTS. Grari and Provisions. .KANSAS CITY, Oct. IS. FLOUB--Dull; XX. 63c; XXX, 75c; family. $1.10; choice, $1.45, f a n c y , $1.65® 1.70. WHEAT--Steady; No. 2 hard, casli, 89c bid, 89'/2C asked; May, 97%c biO. 9SVao asked. No. 3, ea-ih, 8if b i . l , Sic uskecl. No. 2 red, cash, Q6c b i d , 94c tislceU ; fltay, fl.(J2'/l. COBN--Sironj»; No. 2, cash, 47tee bid, 47%o asked; May, SOc bul, GO'/jc asked. No. a white, cash, 4S'ftc. OATS--No. 2 cnsli, 89','2c b i d ; Blay, 43c. KTB--No. -i c:tsh, r-9o bi i. PfiO3ucrc--Butter, steady; Cancy creamery, 19c; f a n c y Uniry, 3Gc. K.ytjs, firm at IGVio. PROVISIONS--Hams (augur cured), 10^4*9 IQ'c; breukfast bacon, SUc; mesa pork, $11.50; tierce lard (pure), $6.62. CATTLE-- steady; dressed beef and shEp- plng, j60a.l4r: oo«'s, Sl.4U92.4i; stocfeoM and feeder*, Si^s-aaoo. SHEEP--Finn al $t.25'S3.73. HOGS-IIlgbcr; lops, J4.25; bulk, $3.83®4 2X ST. Louis, Oct. 18. FfcOtrn-- Steady; choice* f3.40©3.75; extra fancy, $4 30©J.75; patents, J4.73'35.1G. AVIIKAT-- Weak; No. 2 tush, 93®98^c; Ito- cembor, Sl.oo%fl l.OO^i-; January. $1.03; May, $106$fe; July 92c. CORN--Steady; No. 2 cash, 48c; November, 48e asked ; Do. u m b e r , 47"/2C asUeJ ; May, 41Hfeo. OATS--Higher; A'o. 2 c;ish, 390 asked; May, 43!« bid. RTE--Firm; No. 2, GiVsc bid. PHODUCE--fintfer, unchanged ; creamery, 21©20c; f a n c y E l g i n , _7c; m e d i u m to cholco dairy, l^fEiyc. TCgas, at Ib'/fce. PROVISIONS--Pork', SIQ.OO. I*nrd t S6.001 Bacon--Boxed shoulders, SG.25; longs, $k03( ribs, t6.lLX3ti.12te ; short clear, JG 25. WHISKY--$1.13. CATTLE--S;ronger; good to fancy natives, $i.50©5.00; fair to #ood, JS.B^'Si.BO; stock«rfl and feeders, J2.00^3 oa SHE"EP--Sleady; good to choice, SIOO'SS.KX HOGS--Higher; heavy, S* 3'J®i.45iJ mixed, $3.90®4.BO; light, $4.10©4~25 CHICAGO, Oct. l FtOTJR--Dull. WHEAT--Lowc-r; No. 2 spring. 93%Ca$l.M| No. 3spring,B9S9:c; No. 2 red, 93%ca$100, CORN--Active; No. 2, 4U%c. OAT6--No. 2, 41'Aa RYE--No. 2. G*c. PRODUCE--Bntttr.unchanged; extra creamery, 22®23c; extra dairy, 183iyc. Eggs, 18-a 19c. PROVISIONS--Mess pork, f9 GZV2'39-7rj. Lard, $6.17W©6.20c. Short rib sides, loose, fB30t Dry salted shoulders, boxed, $5.62'5.7(H short clear sidea, boxed 5,70185.75. WHISKY--B'stlllera' finished goods, 11.13. CATTLE--S.eady; steers, $3.60®5.25;ranger» t J3.10@3 65. EHEEP--^lTusJ'r; natives, M.OOS4 85; lambs, $5.00«6.00. HOGS-Easy; heavy. $4-CO®4.60; light, S4.0M* 4.60. NEW YORK, Oct. IS. FLODR--Quiet. WHEAT--Weak und d u l l ; No. 2 red, H.054I in elevator; No. 3 98e; ungraded, $1.063Q 1,07^4; No. 2 rod, October, $1.03%; December, »L07 1-1681.08; Ma7,TL10%®LIltt. CORN--"Easy; No. 2, 56aG5iAo ia elevator) October, SSaOS^c; December, 57}iSE7$icj May, 58%©uS^c. OATS--Less*active; No. 2 white, 48a4SMiCi mixed westein, 4iffiJSc; white western, 4a» 54c. PRODUCE--Butter, finn ; We-stern dairy,109 15e; western creamery, l'i®24c; Elgin, 21* 25c. Eggs, firmer; western, 22Vs'323c. PROVISIONS--Port, quiet.; mess, $11.50® 12.6S. Middles, steady. Lard, steady; western steam, $3.40. CATTLE--tower; native ateers, $3.5034-00. SHEEP--Firm at ,S4'OQ'S3.50; lumfiS, 7.12 fe. ' · · : HOGS-Firm a D £ 2L M CD o 5! P ^k. O3 CD M - t, *D W ·-·· ^ S B 5. *+ , . 3 . 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