The Guthrie Daily Leader. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 3, No. 241, Ed. 1, Tuesday, October 16, 1894 Page: 1 of 4
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OFFICIAL ORGAN OF OKLAHOMA DKMOCIIACT.
OFFICE OF 1'UllI.tCAllON HAItltlSON AVF.NOK.
GUTHRIE OKLAHOMA TUESDAY ilORNIKG OCTOBER 10 1894.
The Leader Picture Gallery.
CAUSES A FRIGHTFUL
MASKED MEN HOLD UP A
TRAIN NEAR WASHINGTON.
J 1 ! ' f SHis o
A SCORE OF PEOPLE BADLY INJURED.
A rrlRlitfal Collision llctween Ifsw
Orleans Kicurslou Train Filled With
1'lenmiro Seekers BtiJ n I ouUtIII
ninl Nashrllle Train Thej
Come locetlier Mtli Ter-
Nkw Ormiaxs La.. Oct. 15. En-
gineer hlinpson of tlic East Louisiana
road Is responsible for a frightful ac-
cident that occurred yesterday morn-
ing at the crossing of the Louisville
nnd Nnshvlllo and the Xorthonstcrn
road about two miles from whero tho
Louisville and Nashville road leaves
I'.lysiun Fields street an accident
that will in all probability result in
at least one fatality while a scoro of
pnsscngori on the Louisville and
Nashville received severe injuries.
The Louisville and Nashvillo'across
the laho" excursion train consisting
of eight coaches well loaded with
pleasure fieehers a large proportion
of them being' women and children
pulled out on time. As tho train ap-
proached tho crossing of the .North-
eastern tracks Engineer Hanlcy
brought his train to a stop and whis-
tled ns tho law requires lie then
gave tho signal to go abend and pro-
ceeded across the trades of
tho Northeastern "just as tho East
Louisiana train carrying excursion-
Isls to points "in .South Tammany
parish was booming along Its tracks
and with a shrill shriek from Its
whistle for "down brakes" crashed
into tho sixth coach of tho Louisville
and Nashville train. Tho collision
threw a crowded coach completely
Into tho ditch whllo the attacking
engine was deralic 1 and burled Us
nose several feet in tho mud.
Passengers on th E.ist Louisiana
train wore uninjured e.ccpt for tho
shock of the collision. Not so with
the coast excursion however. Just
bofore tho iron monstor struck the
coach several of the passengers saw
It coming and a panic ensued. There
was a wild rush to escape from the
coach but before one of tho passen-
gers could reach either platform the
approaching engine had struck and
the coach with Its living freight was
hurled from tho track into tho ditch
Women and children shrieked in their
terror whllo men fought their
way blindly for some escape
from tho coach. Seats were torn
up and hurled In every direc-
tion by tho force of the' collision
an I after tho first wild panic had sub-
sided thore was heard piteous moans
from different quarters of the wreck
telling of painful Injuries. Willing
hands went to work and within a
short time the wounded had been
taken from the coach and made as
comfortable as circumstances would
Tho greatest indignation and anger
prevailed among tho witnesses of tho
collision against Engineer Simpson
who had ruthlossly disregarded the
law n-qulring him to stop and had
caused the frightful accident. In-
quiry developed tho fact that Simpson
had escaped to the swamp.
NOT THE SHADOW OF A CLUE.
Detectives on the (JiiKntlco Train Itob-licrj-
1'iMe Nut Kvt-u Found H Trace.
Wasiunoto.v Oct. 15. Not a shadow
of a tangible clue to tho Identity of
tho men who accomplished the re-
markable feat of train brigandage In
Virginia Friday night has yet corno to
Tho littlo town of Quautlco which
consists of half it doon houses almost
isolated from civilization Is overrun
with dctoctlvos to-day; ollleors
frm New York Philadelphia
llaltlmoro and Washington. Thero
are almost us many theories afloat as
tlioio are dotoctives. Hut the only
points on which the theories are
practically harmonious nro that the
robbery was a carefully planned
work executod by experienced pro-
fessionals and that tho men are prob-
ably far distant from their field of
operations beforo this time. Most
parties agree that a boat played n
part m the escape but no strangu
crafts were soon on the Potomac
that night so fur as can be learned.
Free-for-All Fight at a Ilanco.
Ol.D Movuob Vo. OcL 15. Old
Monroo tvu the scono of a freo-for-all
fight Saturday night In which knives
wero used and several heads broken.
The alia r originated at a danco
given to radio off a horse. Pour Itog-
DR. JOHN FEE
1n sssHsV im
L3 -""T 'JiBsa
SURGEON OCULIST AND AURIST
Special attention given to operations for Strabismus (cross-eyes)
cataract pterygium abscess of the lachrymal sac and to all diseases
of the Eye. Also to deafness purulent discharges from the l?ar and to
all aural diseases. Spectacles fitted for every optical defect. Dr. Fee
was in charge of the city hospital of Kansas City from 1881 to 1889
and as a physician and surgeon has a national reputation.
YW LJ SUtt
crs brotticrs trom cap-nuris were
against the home talent. No less
than ten or fifteen men were involved.
When the noise of the battle coascd
tho doors and windows and furniture
of the saloon where the fight occurred
were pretty well demolished and
Jack llcsselman Led Onlloway and
one of tho Rogers brothers was seri-
The Cusr's Ailment.
Berlix Oct. 13. According to the
Lokal Anzclgcr ft Vlenno physician
who is fully Informed by St. Peters-
burg doctors states that the diagnosis
of tho czar's complaint wavers be-
tween cancer in the ronal region
and Inflammation of the kidneys. All
the doctors agree however that the
end will bo neither speedy nor sud-
den but that death will come after
the grndaul decline.
Champion Female Hculler.
St. Louis Mo. Oct. IS. llefore a
throng which packed tho bank on
either side of tho river and the great
Eads bridge Miss Iloso Mosentheim
finished easily flrt in the mile and a
half bculling match for tho female
championship of America defeating
MissTillio Ashley of Hartford Conn.
who seeing the raco was gono lost
heart beforo tho raco was half over.
THE WALTZ KING'S . JUBILEE.
llerr Strauss Coleuratliic 'lilt Fiftieth
rur us a Muslilon.
Vienna OcL 15. The festivities in
connection with the Strauss jubilco
were continued yesterday. Tho com-
poser received a great number of con-
gratulatory visits letters and tele-
grams. In addition he received many
presents from persons prominent in
the art and music worlds at home and
abroad. At noon a grand concert
was given by tho members of tho
Royal opera orchestra tho Philhar-
monic society the Vienna male choir
and a number of well known soloists.
In the evening there was given a bril
liant promenade concert arranged by
Edward Strauss the composer's broth-
er. At both concerts tho program
was entirely made up of music com-
posed by John Strauss. Tho recep-
tion to the great composer was most
enthusiastic. Similar concerts wore
given at Praguo and elsewhere.
No member of tho imperial family
has yet congratulated Herr Strauss
whoso celebiatton appears to be sup-
ported by tho bourgeolso classes. The
aristocrats and ofllcialdom hold aloof.
The scenes at the opera house Satur-
day and the concerts yesterday were
of unparalleled enthusiasm. Thero
was hardly a writer actor or musi-
cian in Europe who did not send a gift.
Strauss' splendid home Is already a
museum and it will require a now
building to display the astonishing
number of magnificent presents ho
has received. '
Stevenson's HpeaUlnp Tour.
Bloominoton I1L OcL 15. Vice
President Stevenson arrived in this
city Saturday night and left this
morning for Paris III. where ho will
speak to-night. Ho will speak hi
Illinois all the week and will deliver
an address in SL Louis on Saturday
night He will also make ten
speeches In Missonrl on the 22d and
23d. Crossing the state in a private
car he will make a similar tour in
New York on the 20th and 27th. On
the 20th he will speak at Detroit
Mich; on tho 81st at Peoria; on tho
1st of November In Joliot 111. tho 2d
in Chicago 3d in Springfield and De-
catur. Tom Iteeii to Address Students.
New Yohk OcL 15. Thomas B.
Reed has been asked by tho students
of tho university of Michigan to pro-
sent to them tho truths of protection.
He has consented to do so. Ho will
make his address to them Wednesday.
From Ann Arbor Mr. Heed will go to
Chicago by invitation. Therj he ex
pects to address an audience as great
as that which he faced in tho Cooper
union in this city on Saturday night
liar Warehouse Destroyed.
Kansas Citv Mo. OcL 15. Kiro
destroyed tho hay warehouse of
Worth & Boyd at tho corner of Ewing
street and Bunker avenue Kansas
City Kan. at an early hour this morn-
ing. Thore wero twenty car-loads of
hay five car-loads of oats and bcvoral
car-loads of bran in tho warehouse
all of which wero destroyed. Tho
loss was $8000. iA careless tramp U
believed to bo responsible for the lire.
Killed at a tirade Crossing
Buffalo N. Y.t OcL 15. Dorothy
aged 11 and Emily aged 5. daughters
of John N. Scatchard president of
the Bank of Buffalo and statu com-
mitteeman from the Thlrty-thlr.1 dis-
trict and Miss Emily Woods aged 30
sister-in-law of Mr. Scatchard wero
struck and killed by a fro glit engine
on tho New York belt lino at Park-
Or. Price's Cream Baking Powder
Vnrld'i Pair lllch..- Medal End Diploma.
OKL AHOiyi A OIXYs
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IE LYR6B HOURS COURT
OSCAR MORTON LYNCHED AND
RIDDLED WITH BULLETS.
HE WAS A PROMIHEHT CITIZEN.
Hat He llnd Alrrily Killed Two JI.mi
Not fcntUllrd Ultli this lEerurd Ho
Got Drunk unit Went nil tho War
I'll til at thn Ilnittvtlllp ICy.
I'alr Urounils and Klllod
the hlurlir of Uio Couiitr.
Lexinotox Ky. OeL IB. Another
lynching was added to tlia fall ssrio
of bluo grass lynahhifebccacfrlftrdnY.
Saturday n tho cfoWrfjfThe Beutty-
villo fair Oscar Morton the most
prominent citiion of Morton in
Powell couuty went on the warpath.
Only two weeks ago Morton killed
Ills man nt Stanton uml was out on
85000 bond to appear nt the Powoll
circuit court When Morton arrived
at tho fair lie proceeded to get drunk
and then went to hunt for Sheriff
Slmtns who was his deadly
enemy. a feud of lou stand-
ing existing btslweoti the two.
Simmb and Morton mot near the en-
trance to tho fair grounds and after
a few words both of thorn drew their
guns and a (illicit oxohaugo of shots
followed Morton using two guns.
His first shot broke the slicrilT's right
unit ut tho elbow and John Hogg a
friend of Slinms' whipped out his
gun and Joined in the buttle. When
the smoke had cleared uway It was
found that Sheriff Simms was dead
having boeu shot through his breast
one In his abdomen and another
through lus arm. Morton was shot
through the nock while Hogg wiih
uuhurL Before a crowd count collect
Morton was hustled to the county
jail and placed under guard.
The people beeauiu infuriated audn
big meeting va at once held on the
public sfuoro. Colonel John Drum-
mond mounted a barrel and made a
speech in which he said that the mur-
derer must be hanged but that tho
work must be done iiu.etly ami with
perfect order; Morton hud killed two
men in less iimn two wu-kh i.uh- una
he mubtdio by the ropf. A mob was
quickly formed and marched to the
jail. Tho jailor was overpowered and
the keys to Morton's cell ootaiued.
lie was found lyin in his shirt
sleeves on tho floor of hi cell and af-
ter a bitter struggle was swized and
dragged out. He then became Very
imprudent and told the mob that he
did not care what they did with him
provided they did thuir work quickly.
After a short parley he was taken
to a bridge some distance from town
and a rope was placed sround hit
neck. Tho leaders drew their guns
and told him to 'uiup or he would be
riddled wlthbullctv Turning around
tho doomed man earned his captors
and uttering1 wild imprecation
leaped into space. The jump broke
Ills ncok and after dangling in the
air for homo minutes he became still
and u volley of bullets wm fired into
him. The mob tbtm dispersed and
the body was left dangling' from tho
None of the mob made any attempt
to conceal their identity and the
hanging was conducted with as much
formality an If it had been a legal af-
fair. The dead sheriff was only re-
cently married ami leaves a youuf
The murderer was a wealtbv man
who lived near Stanton. He has
killed three men. Coming to ' he fair
ho attempted to kill the flrcmau of
the train because he would not In-
crease tho speed the locomotive was
running. This is tho eighth lynching
In Central Kentucky in the past three
months &d tho people have deter-
mined to put down murder if they
have to tako the law into their own
hands every time a man is killed.
Morton's relatives are incensed over
the lynching and it may be that some
of the old feuds will be reopened.
CHARQES AQAINST MRS. LEASE
Accassd of Advlslnff Stats Kmplojcs to
Htesl 820009 from tho State.
TorUKA Kan. OcL 15. --Tho Itepitb-
llcau state central committee has
given out an affidavit sworn to by T.
I T. nl.nn nml A A. Uivnn Tiiiutinnil
I wife fora while steward pnd. matron
ot tnu um in in iur me nam an i urmo
at OInth" sa lug thnt they obtained
their plnco through tho iufluenco of
Mr. Leiiso. nud that after they had
been installed she proposed to them
that they make 930000 out ol their
opportunity mid charge it up to main-
tenance and roptlrs. Tho utllduvit
further declares that she said all the
stntu olllears from tho governor down
wero boodling. Tho Dixon declined
to go Into anv such sell n and were
Crushed to llimth In a Tunnel.
' M.utVHVU.r.K Ky.. OoL 15 James
Shclton was killed last night in a pe-
culiar manner. Ho was aboard tho
Kontucky Central train en route to
his home In Ohio whero ho had been
I called by tho Illness of his mother.
' Just as thu train was entering tho
' Carlisle tuunol Shclton was taken
ick and put his head out of the win
dow. He was caught by a beam in
tho tunnel and dragged out if the
window his hotly being imasTlUt Into
rinldon to Ilecome a Kariner.
CllIt'Aoo 111 Oct 15. Samuol Fiold-
on tho anarchist who wns pardoned
while serving a life sentence for par-
ticipation in the Hnymnrkct riot In
18i$0. lias concluded to turn farmer.
Since his release from the peniten-
tiary Fieldcn has been driving a beer
wagon and hving saved some money
is looking around for a farm to pur-
chase. Itllles rurclimiMl for China.
London OcL 1ft A dispatch from
Berlin states that a Hamburg Arm has
purchased 100000 Alblui rifles at 4
francs oncli from tho Belgium govern-
ment for export to China.
NO PARTS TO BE CUT OFP.
Clunrerj- rornlsh's Union
Omaha Neb. Oct. is. --Two reports
of tho most Importance to tho interests
of tho Union I 'act lie systom wore Died
thjs afternoon by hpecial Master in
Chanoery William l. Cornish in
the I'nltod States circuit court huro
sovering flndlMgs mid rueo-umotida-Hona
in tut- Matter of non-paying
i oul of the I'liiou Pacific fcystoin and
the petitiou of the receivers to bo re-
lieved of the obligations under cer-
tain contract! t'poii the questions
drilling out ot the receivers with rel-
ureuee to the Denver l.uudvlllu and
liiinulson ru In ay line the master re
serves a report for further hearing.
as to me junction v uy k rort
Kearney railway compunv in Kansas
the inabter Uiids that the propel ty
was operated at u loss but he recom-
mend the continued operation of the
road along the lines laid down.
The Sal ina and Southwestern Hall-
way company in Kansas uk operated
at a loss of $11 WM. Tho master
thinks that iuodin;atioi s can be mudo
in the division of revt nues that will
permit of the continuance of the op-
eration of the road b) the receivers.
Am to the Kansas Cent -nl railway
com pa n the property has beou oper-
ated at a loss. The master finds that
no modification or adjustments of
freight or jiasseigor rates allowed to
Kueh line can be made so us to mater-
ially increase it ieenues. He rec-
ommends that the receivers be at-
lowod Ui operate tho road so long as
in their Judgment thev an operate
the same safely and with benefit to
In relation to the Kansas City and
Omaha Hallway company thn master
finds that the property has been oper-
ated at a loss lie recommends that
ttic receivers be allowed to make such
modifications In thodWilonof reven-
ues and the routing of business as in
their judgment shall be just and
Ak to ths Atchison t olorado and
the Atehison Jewell
Western all questions
arising between the receivers and the
I'liion Paoilic and the Missouri Pacific
are reserved for further consider-
ation. 61c Hundred Jlen" fcald OfT.
Lriuxox PaOcL IS Four depart-
ments of the Pennsylvania bolt Hud
nut works will olose down today on
account of lack of orders. They are
the slxteen-inoh rolling mill the
oight-inch mill the twelve-inch mill
and tho nuddlnsr department. About
GOO men will be thrown out ot em-
Kx-uuen 'I' iu"n-
VjOToniA U. G OcL 15. Before the
Arawa left Honolulu a rumor was in
cireulat.on that Queen L'lluokaianl
had gone cray. The report is not
credited although for several day
she lu not loft the housj she it oc-cupyfcff
GET AWAY WITH OYER $150000.
The doh Arrnnipllshed With lint l.lttla
Irouhln .Thn Hour of the litpresi
fur lllimn Open With Kjimmlte
-i "lhn .Mr r Mix !- t Ita
sfe on Itc-lnc I hriiiUned
Willi lristtint Dentil.
Wariii.votov. Oct. IS. When tho
through speeinl from dacksonvlll for
New York on tho Richmond Prod-
rickshurg on.l Potomac railroad wua
near Aqnla creek several miles bo-
low (Jimntieo Va.. not far frtim Mount
Vernon and only two hours' rldo from
here lit MM o'elooU I'rhlay night the
eugiii'-fT vs-as signaled to stojs. The
p irter went forard to so what ha I
unused the signal and was confronted
by soven masked men An soon as
the engine ot ippud ihcy walked back
towards the train and hogatt to Ore
their weapons ut the same lime
warning every holy to keep inside tho
c.iih. A number of MioM weia tired
but no one was hurt though by thN
time the passenger hn I become uv
cited by tho fusiludu aihl aonn of the
more daring ones thiew open tho win-
dows to learn the ctiuso of tho llrlng
Tiio robbers then wont to the ex-
press cur. They found tho doors
tightly barred by Messenger K K
Critvlitleld and h.s helper. II Murray
and wero unable to force mi olitrnuci-
by persuasion or threats. Thoy ucro
hiipplled Willi dynamite and by its
use tho door of tho express cur wns
shattered m.d uu entrance gained
Messenger Cntohflel 1 was tdd that
thoy would blow him up If ho did not
open thu doors to thu sti'es.
After demurring fora time thu inov
songer nbtyod and openod thu sufes
Tho men got every cent of money
that was In tho cur. Tholr demand
for tho way bill when tho express
messenger declared that one safe was
empty nnd a remark Unit thoy made
to tho fireman cautioning him about
disconnecting tho ait-hrakc tubes
when he uncoupled the onglna on
their demand show that homo mem-
bers of tho gang had been railroad
hands at some time or other. Re-
sides after the engine was uncoil pi chI
It was boarded by tho robbers nnd run
by them until near Wii)qwittar sta-
tion n short distance frjm thu site of
tho hold-up where thoy tuundonc".' it
and sent it ahead running wild. It
ran until n coal shute was reached
where It was wrecked. Tho train
was left standing uutfl an engine was
brought on from Quautlco.
The train remained nt tho scono of
the robbery fully two anil u half
hours and arrivod here nt I 10 a. in .
and later proceeded to N'ovv York
The door of tho express car aliowf
evidence of the dynamite. It win
however allowed to proceed to Nr
York and the expressman Cut. i
Hold who was In charge licaompautc i
Tho robbers made oil with the r
booty in tho direction of the Potouui
river whole it is supposed thoy hud
a boat In nailing to tako them to the
Maryland side. None of tho robbers
cnturtid thu passenger eoachoi.
Hxpicss Messenger Critchlleld
thinks tho booty seemed was $1600 m
or more. Ho guvo this account of the
robbery: "Hut one robber entered the
car. Ho wns of iioavy build and
dressed like a fanner although he
suiimcd to thoroughly understand the
express business. He hud u red hand-
kerchief over the loivur part of his
fuau. When the train was stoppo I I
opened the door of my car. Thu rob-
ber firod and shot nl mo I fired baek
anil closed tnu door no called 'open
tho door.' I did not do it 'Open that
door or I'll blow tho whole car to
pieces with dynamite' ho uallod.
Then ho threw a stick of dynamite.
It struck the door and shattered It
and tho casing Tho foico knocked
mo off my feet I then oponud the
door. One robber comu in and innde
me open tho safe He took everything-
Thore was ouopaekngu which
ho must have thought contained only
papers for hu throw it Into the box.
It contained frt ooo Then he said
'Opon that other safe ' That Is slui-
fily a deadhead safe I said. The
t"U he roared. 'Show ineyour way-
bill for it' I started to get the bill
and he said 'Keep your hand up.
show me the paper III get If lie
looked at the bill ami was satisfied
that the socond safe ooiitajued notli
ing which was through. JPl'iie man
wus very eool all the liujr He hud
seven or eight Dunli express
poiirhes each container packages of
ioii-; how much I can tgueis. The
mun rot a small slit in each poucli
uml took .-vury package."
Vault iaiiuiuiiMiii Miiiui I inn
Nkw Yohk OoL IS. i.e cloak
manufacturers have dete'-uilned to re-
filst the demands of the striking
cloakmukurs and to refuse to make
any ot tho concessions the workmen
Highest Honors World's Fair
MOST PERFECT MADE
A puw Crape Ocam of Tartar Powder. Free
from Ammonia Alum or any other adulterant
40 YE' H' "TANPARD.
Efsenschmidf & Ketscli.
1 EXCLUSIVE SHOE DEALERS
118 OKLAHOMA AVE. WEST.
REPAIRING NEATLY D C N I
A The W
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V have fuii xnt of records and are ruajy to furnish promptly
To ral iroiwrt In Guthrie and hoaau county. We OUAItANTIiK or abatraets t
beiilnolutoly corrm-t Lawyum ami otlmrs didrlng abstracts that a tlink'all
and legally eorreot should consult us. Conveyancing Notarial work u. .. 'I pacrlp
I O M P Y TO S 0sll 0n ogan county fiirms and linprovo
iwivimu 1 1 uvniM city property. Invostors us.
HTOFFI0B NO. 303 OKLAUOMA AVKNUK.JK
I SAY! I SAYI DON'T GO WAY
DE 3ER S IXTJBZ. c$&
ANYTHING IN THE SHOItT-ORDKR LINE.
COFFEE LIKE YOUR MOTHER MADE-Opon Day and NiBh
Uuy your Pianos Organs Iewlry etc. of
Murray & Williams
And get a chance with evry purchase of one dollar an elegant
We give away free on New Year's Morning.
Murray & Williams
Cheapest music and jewelry house in Oklahoma.
204 OKLAHOMA AVE.
PEWER HARDWARE CO.
BARNES & SON
ACCIDENT AND TORNADO
X JVK SKIL. 3P3.
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