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Cincinnati Weekly Enquirer (Newspaper) - September 26, 1877, Cincinnati, OhioVol. Xxxvii no. 9. Wednesday morning september 2 5. 1877. Whole no. 2103.a hot tragedy near st. Elmo Illinois. L. % Myrd Froim exploit of a ii anted Rob a cry three of i in inner a loin a finn i escape of the murderer. Special oor of the enquirer. 8t. Elmo september 18, 1877. Your correspondent arrived in st. Elmo this morning and found the inhabitants still in a fever of excitement Over the startling tragedy which occurred near this Village one week ago. The Clit Sens Are complaining a hat the statements of the affair which have appeared in newspapers so far have been glaringly incorrect. This Little town of st. Elmo is located on the Vandalia railway seventeen Miles West of Effingham and thirteen Miles East of Vandalia. It is a town of recent growth having sprung into existence since the building of the Vandalia Road. About two Miles West of st. Elmo lived a Well to do Farmer of the name of John b. So Les a Man highly respected in the Community where he lived. On saturday the 8th instant or. Scoles with his wife and four Small children went to the farm of mrs. Scolese brother As Severns who lives three Miles South of the Scoles farm. There they remained Over Sabbath leaving their own Home deserted for the time. On monday morning they returned Home arriving at about half past eight of clock. Mrs. Scoles and the children alighted at the House while or. Scoles drove on to the barn in the rear of the residence where he proceeded to take the harness from the horses. While thus engaged mrs. Scoles came running from the House and informed her husband that some one had spent Tho night there and that several articles were missing. While pondering Over this statement or. Scoles looked across an adjoining Meadow and saw a rough looking Man skulking leisurely away from the House carrying a Valise. Or. 8. Hurriedly stripped the harness from one of the horses mounted and started in Pursuit. The tramp looked carelessly Over his shoulder when he heard the sound of the horse s hoofs but did not increase his leisurely gait. On the cast of the Meadow was a narrow Roadway leading from the National Road northward through or. Scolese farm. The tramp climbed the Fence into this Road then faced around and Drew a Large Navy revolver remarking As lie levelled the weapon at his pursuer a now then Damn you in be gut you where i want with this preface he fired the first shot of that awful tragedy. Or. Scoles fell from his horse and the murderer sprang Over the Fence went directly to Liis prostrate victim and fired two additional shots. Subsequent examination established the fact that the first Ball fired from a distance of one Hundred and fifty Yards entered the Abdomen about two inches above the Navel the second passed through the right hand and lodged in the right shoulder. The murderer then put the pistol under the left ear of his victim and sent a Bullet through his brain. Having satisfied himself that the work was com a Ilene the fiend picked up Liis Valise jumped Over a enc and disappeared in a Corn Field. All this had been witnessed by the terror stricken wife hid children of the Raur dated Man and by a Fanner named 8, l. Schlott who sat in Bis Wagon on the National Road saw Tho whole a fair and heard the murderer make the Little speech quoted above. Hen the murderer had disappeared in the Corn or. Schlott whipped up his horse and made All haste to st. Elmo where he Guvo the alarm. Within Twenty minutes Twenty men were armed mounted and speeding away toward the scene of the tragedy. Arrived on the spot the 8t. Elmo party found about a dozen banners assembled mounted on horses and carrying All sorts of weapons. Among them was Frank Wireman who Hud been at work in the Field on his father s farm one and a half Miles Distant when he hear the horrible news and had taken his horse irom the plow seized a Rifle and galloped to the spot. The Corn Field which the murderer had entered was about two Hundred Yards in Width and four Hundred in length the ends resting on the National Road and the Vandalia Railroad. This Field was surrounded and thoroughly searched hut it was discovered that the Bird had flown to other quarters. Just East of the Corn Field lies a strip of Timber thickly studded wit ii underbrush. The. Tracks of the fugitive to this Timber. East of the Timber is a Small Stream called sugar Creek. A Long trestle of the Vandalia Railroad spans this Stream and the Ravine on either Side of the bed of the Creek. A Strong guard was placed on the trestle to prevent the escape of the Assassin in that direction. On the South of the Timber lies the Grade of the National Road. Along this Grade a line of quot Entink is was a posted. Sentinels were also placed along the Lane o min the Western Boundary of the Wood and on the Railroad track on the North. These precautions having been taken about a dozen men Arrieu with rifles and revolvers began a thorough search of the Timber. About half past eleven of clock the men on guard at the trestle work saw a Villu Nous looking scoundrel sneaking out of the underbrush and moving cautiously toward the Bridge. They immediately of cued with gun and pistol upon the enemy who after returning the fire retreated to the Timber. He then passed through the underbrush to the South end of the Wood where lie encountered Robert Brockelsby and Charles Brown. The first named gentleman was unarmed the last carried Only a a mull pistol. The desperado succeeded in putting them both to flight with a few audom shuts. Arrived at the National Road Grade lie of countered a line of pickets. On whom he opened fire without hesitation. But few of the citizens being armed they gave Way and allowed him to pass lie crossed the Road and entered the Timber on the South Side pursued by a dozen or More men mounted and on foot. Frame Barnes of 8t. Elmo not being mounted jumped into a Corn Field West of the Wood lot. Passing South about two Hundred Yards he mounted the Lence which separated the Corn Field from the Timber. Lie had been standing in that position but u moment when the Assassin appeared from behind a Clutier of Bushes about eighty Yards Distant. Barnes who was armed with a double barrelled shot gun loaded with Buckshot fired one barrel at the Man and attempted to follow up with the other barrel but it missed fire. A cite sen was standing on the ground near Barnes armed with a Rifle but bad Mude no attempt to use it. Barnes urged him to fire but the fellow said he was afraid he could not hit the Man such a distance. Barnes then took the Rifle from his companions hand and still standing on the highest rail of the Fence Drew a Bead on the desperado but before be could pull the trigger tie murderer fired the Ball entering Barnes face at the base of tie nose on the left Side passing upward through the Ralu. The victim fell to the ground without a Grafi dead. Meantime several horsemen had entered the Wood from the National Road. Among Tho latter was Frank Wireman mounted on a fiery Soung horse carrying a Light Rifle. He Rode around in Cluster of Bushes which the Desper. Do had a passed through and As Barnes was in the of raia no his Rifle to Bhoot Wireman also Drew a Bead on the desperado but his horse was restless and could not be managed. The murderer fired the fatal shot at Barnes wheeled and fired at Wireman. At that instant Wireman a horse was doing a Pirouette and the Leaden messenger entered the victims head about one Inch to the rear of and a Little Ira Low the left ear passing through the head and out of the base of the nose on the right Side. The blood spurted in great jets from both end of the wound and from lie Mouth. Wireman still kept his seat in his Saddle and repeatedly attempted to draw a Bead on the desperado but Taeb time be made the attempt the flow of blood blinded him. Finally he clinched hi8 gun and attempted to ride Down the Assassin hut others of the party seized his horse and prevented him by main Force from Riding to certain death. He was taken from his horse placed in a Spring Wagon and sent to the House of his brother Jonh Vire Man in st. Elmo while most of the citizens were engaged in caring for the wounded Wireman Ami dead Barnes the murderer by a few Well directed shots mowed his Way through the lines. The horses of George Long and a Man named Wood Worth were shot the former in the shoulder the latter in the neck. One Bullet pealed George 81-denar�?Ts right Eyebrow from i frontispiece causing that gentleman to apse All interest in the Case. Having forced a passage through the ranks of hib enemies the desperado started on a run through an open Wood toward a deep Ravine about one fourth of a mile to the South we t. This Ravin could be entered from the Wood by passing under a Bridge Over sugar Creek which at this season is perfectly innocent of water. On the Bridge two men had been stationed for the purpose of preventing the passage of the fugitive. This valiant pair saw the terrible fellow coining waited to get but one glance of that terrible face then ted Down the Road. The murderer passed into the Ravine and was seen no More by his pursuers this Ravine is about two Hundred Yards wide and one mile Long. It is filled with a thick growth of Brier underbrush and Small Timber. At certain places one is compelled to get Down on hands and Knees and crawl through the Bushes. A better hiding place could not have been found. The first move on the a part of the pursuing party was to surround this Ravine As completely As possible with the Force at hand. Many attempted to explore the Buh but accomplished nothing. By Nightfall a Large number of persons had arrived on the scene fully armed Anu what was meant to be a Sharp Lookout was maintained through the night but As the event proved the desperado was equal to the occasion. The night was one of inky darkness the drizzling rain which had been falling All Day. Continuing throughout the night. When morning dawned seve al Farmers arrived from Points South of the scene of the tragedy and reported that the murderer passed South during the night. Incs to nation soon satisfied the officers that this was True he murderer had stolen a horse from a Field about one mile South of the Southern limit of the Ravine. Half a mile further on he entered a barn and stole a Saddle and bridle. Still further on he entered the House of a German Farmer and stole a has his own hat was lost in the Bushes where it was found by the officers. When morning arrived the horse was found hitched to a Post in Laclede a Small Vilbig on the Illinois Central Road Twenty Miles South of Effingham. At six of clock on the same morning the murderer entered the store of or. Richardson in Farina four Miles South of Laclede where he purchased some crackers and cheese. This is the last definite information which has been received of the fugitive. It is the Universal belief in the Region where the tragedy occurred that the murderer was Frank Nichols. A desperate Rascal Well known in Effingham where he has spent most of his life. Nichols is about Twenty six years of age and has served a term in the Penitentiary for manslaughter. The Ofle Ense in question was the killing of William Howe a Saloon keeper at Effingham in 1871. It had quot been reported to Howe that Nichols had made some slighting remarks concerning the character of mrs. Howe. Lie met Nichols on the Street and an altercation ensued which resulted in the shooting of Howe by Nichols. The trial of the murderer was delayed for some time and finally a change of venue was taken to Cumberland county where Nichols was defended by Able counsel among them judge Schofield now of the Illinois supreme Bench. After a hard struggle on the part of his attorneys Nichols escaped with a sentence of four years in the Penitentiary. The murderers Mother a woman of bad charac ter made it the one object of her life from that Day until he was released from prison to secure a Pardon for her son. Her efforts were successful after the larger portion of the sentence had been served out. Nichols was released about eighteen months since. 8ince Bis release he has spent most of his time in the far West. Lie returned to his old Home a week previous to the st. Elmo tragedy. On Friday the 7th instant he was in Altamont six Miles East of st. Elmo. While there he inquired of James Grant jun., of that place the location of John r. By Oles residence. On Friday evening he disappeared from Altamont. On saturday he was seen by several Farmers Between Altamont and st. Elmo. When the murderer of Coles left his victim he carried a Valise. When he encountered the citizens a few hours later the Valise was missing. Early on Tho following morning James Cunningham of st. Elmo met in the Woods near the scene of the tragedy a strange woman carrying a Largo Navy revolver strapped around her Waist with a Leathern Belt. On the evening of the same Day the Saino woman was seen in the Vicinity by William Mcnutt a Farmer. The woman answers the description of Nichols Mother and it is believed that she visited the neighbourhood for the purpose of finding the lost Valise. A diligent search subsequently made failed to reveal the missing baggage. A former companion of Nichols one Crockett Sexton a Penitentiary Bird has been hanging around st. Elmo for several Days and yesterday he offered to reveal tiie whereabouts of his old pal for a consideration. The officers place no Confidence in him and Are afraid to Trust him. Several arrests have been made at various Points but All have proved to be cases of mistaken identity. A description of Nichols is in the hands of the police and sheriffs officers at All Points. He is now believed to have been the murderer of Charles be Don in Knox county in August last under Circum Sianos similar to those attending the st. Elmo tragedy. The killed and wounded. John r. Scoles the first victim of this startling tragedy was a Farmer de about thirty five Well to do in the world. I leaves a wife and four Small children. Frank Barnes was about forty years of age a Wagon taker by Trade. He owned no property except the House in which he lived. He leaves a wife and five children. Frank Wireman the last victim of the assassins terrible marksmanship is in a fair Way to recover notwithstanding the frightful wound he received. The express reporter called on the invalid at his brother s House in st. Elmo and found him Able to Converse fluently concerning the tragic occurrences of that awful Day. Young Wireman is a son of a wealthy Farmer living about three and one half Miles from st. Elmo. C. 8. A. Fatal Rattlesnake s bite. The Asheville n. A Pioneer says a on thursday of last Vronek while a number of coloured persons both male and female were digging for medical roots in the Bee tree Range of craggy Mountain. One of their number named Elvirse Seneca better known As Vira Lytle was struck by a Rattlesnake upon her right leg just below the knee. Her screams brought several persons to her Side who killed the Snake and then rendered the unfortunate woman All Aid in their Power. With the View of keeping the Poison from communicating with her Boly a Cord was tied lightly around the wounded limb just above the knee. Thev then started for the nearest settlement about three Miles off the woman walking. When about half was. She became Exham red and had to be carried. When they arrived at the nearest House some whisky was procured Aud about a quart and a pint administered but without beneficial effect. In i a Short time the Poison penetrated her entire system and she was a frightful object to behold her body was swollen to twice its natural size and her legs and arms were puffed to double their or-dlnaryproportlon8. In this condition the woman survived Twenty four hours during which time she suffered the most terrible the South glad of it. New York Tribune general Joseph e. Johnston of Richmond says it was a mighty Lucky thing for the whole South that Hayes became president instead of Tilden since the former has done More toward removing the bitterness growing out of the War than any Democrat could have done. This sort of Southern talk does not harmonize with the a a fraud War cry. But it is becoming exceedingly common. The new reformatory prison for women convicts in Framingham m tas., is divided into three sections the strongest being for the most intractable inmates. Those who have children under eighteen months old will be allowed to retain them and occupy a special apartment and Lor those who Are too depraved to be placed Side by Side with a hardened women Twenty rooms Are provided in which they must work alone. I Many of the african Kings boast of an unbroken succession in their families for thousand of years. They Are absolute despots except when pm strolled by custom and religion but in general their government is Liberal and kind. Mohammedanism in professed but Tho fetish superstitions generally Prev Tell and belief in witchcraft is , bears and gulls of Wall Street. Nome of their ways that Are dark and trick Hist Are Mot vain a How the poor Foodim who internat them with Money Are invariably dwindled by Ramc that t it hulls Way. Special correspondence o the enquirer. New York september 19.�?that portion of the Public familiar with men and business of Wall Street will not be morally surprised at any revelation which concerns that theater of speculation and gambling but the times has the details of an extensive system of swindling in which Many members of the new York Stock Exchange Are implicated and through which thousands of outside speculators or investors All Over the country and Canada have been regularly mulched whenever they have bought or sold Stock. There Are various methods in buying and Selling Stock for customers by which a dishonest broker May add to his own store without increasing that of the one furnishing Money. When the Market is restless and a broker has an order to Purchase at such a figure one Hundred shares of Western Union for example at 80, he makes the Purchase but a moment later is offered 80%, Sells pockets the $25, and returning to his Patron gives him Back his margin alleging that he was unable to get Stock at 80. Reversing the transaction the result is the same. When a Stock is falling the broker with his order to Purchase at 80. Waits for the advantage of a rapidly declining Market. Stock often Falls several per cent in so Many minutes. Tho broker finally buys perhaps at 75, turns them in to his customer at 80, and pockets the $500 difference. In either Case he takes no risk and it is impossible to prove wrong doing on him. These current swindlers have done much to reduce the business of the Stock Exchange speculators having become disgusted with the idea of being constantly fleeced. They were obliged to Trust unreservedly to their brokers Honor and the fact that the Exchange is practically a Law unto itself in its dealing is not calculated to prevent fraud and assist detection. A Well known detective has unearthed what seems positive proof of a hitherto unsuspected swindle by brokers. There Are certain moneyed brokerage firms doing business on the Stock Exchange who make a practice of what is called a a clearings or acting As receivers and deliverers of stocks for their More impecunious Brethren. It is not every broker who has a Deposit or credit at Bank sufficient to pay out involving such amounts As tens or fifties of thousands of dollars at a time. The original necessity of a credit greater than the majority of brokers possess exists and hence the establishment of the Peculiar business of Clearing stocks. The legitimate role of the Clearing broker is to conceal the name of the party or broker who. For reasons of his own does not wish to appear in a transaction. Suppose Jay Gould Lor instance wishing to manipulate the Market on Western Union desires to Fiur Eliase five thousand shares of that Stock. Gould Ike other Large speculators can Deal Only through brokers in whom he has Confidence and such soon become generally known. At the present time he would probably give his order to j. B Mills. Mills is known to every one As Gould a broker and should he appear on the Exchange As the purchaser of five thousand shares of Western Union or any Quantity of any other Stock every body would know that the shares were being bought for Gould a account and Gould a object would be Defeated. Mills consequently a distributes the order among a number of Small brokers. Gould pays one eighth of 1 per cent on the Par value of the shares being a non member. Mills being a member of the Exchange gets his business done for one sixteenth of 1 per cent., but the majority of the brokers he employees if required to pay for the Stock they individually Purchase would soon be candidates for the bankruptcy court. It will not do to give up or. Mills As their principal so they have recourse to the Clearing brokers. They go to the office of one of these gentlemen previously agreed upon and ask him to receive so Many shares of Western Union irom Smith Jones amp Robinson Aud deliver them to 9. B. Mills at a stated Price. When Smith Jones a Robinson Call upon the Clearing broker with the Stock he pays for it with his own Check and subsequently receives Mills Check for the amount on delivery of the Stock. Thus the knowledge that Gould b manipulating the Market on Western Union is confined to Mills the brokers he employs and the Clearing broker. The Clearing broker receives a commission of $1 per 100 shares and so extensive has this Branch of business grown to be that Many houses derive a profit from it in Active times til from 8100 to $000 per Day. Necessarily the accounts of a transaction of the sort described must balance on the books of the Clearing broker after adding the $1 per Hundred shares commission deducted by the latter. There is no other possible expenditure in the transaction to which he is a party or of which he is supposed to be cognizant. The matter of commission is be tween the brokers and Mills and Mills and Gould. It the stocks have been bought at 80 they must to delivered at 80, and the entries on the debt and credit Side of the go Between a Purchase and sales Book must be identical As far As the Price is concerned. To put the Stock Down on one Page at 80 and on the other at 80%, for instance would show obvious fraud. And just Here the swindle which has been discovered comes in. A few months ago the detective obtained Access to the books of a broker now out of business who when on the Street did a Good Deal of the detective noticed discrepancies in the entries in the Purchase mid sales Dooks of prices of cleared 8tocksa8set Down opposite each other Aud that whenever such discrepancies appeared the entries always stood charged in the names of three or four certain brokers. The owner of the Hooks on being questioned explained the mystery ii such a manner As can hardly fail to create a great sensation wherever an outside Dabbler in stocks through the new York Market during the past six years is to be found. The gentleman was interviewed by the times reporter exhibited his books and told his Story the amount of outside speculation indulged in through the Stock Exchange has been enormous. A very extensive proportion of this sort of busies has come from Distant cities Cleveland Cincinnati c Imago st. Louis Louisville Richmond new or Lemis Aud san Francisco have All been of customers in fact every City or town of the United stares or Canada. These Distant speculators Ratcli the course of the Market with careful eyes. Having made up their minds that a Stock is going up or Down they Betake themselves to their local broker and give him an order to buy or sell so Many shares a at the Market a that is at the prices prevailing at the time at which the order can be filled. The broker telegraphs to his correspondent in this City generally some respectable banking firm and repeats Tho order. The Bankers not being members of the Exchange turn the orders Over to some broker of standing. If the broker be honest he hurries Back Oil making the Purchase or Sale to the banking House and hands in a memorandum of the Tran action giving the actual name of the person with whom he has dealt and the actual Price. If he be dishonest he hurries Back also Betuu get his Patron will not put up with any play but his memorandum is inscribed with the name of a a a Clearing broker a and the Price is Given a fraction above the genuine Price. The name of the person dealt with 1 omitted. At the time of making the bargain the dishonest broker has ordered the other party to deliver the Stock to the same quot Clearing broker quot concealing the name of the real purchaser or seller. He next goes to the a Clearing broker quot and Tell him to receive the Stock from the person of whom he has purchased it naming him and the genuine Price to deliver to the party giving the order at a fraction above the genuine Price. The Clearing broker shuts his eyes to the discrepancy and consents with a View to his commission. The result of All this manipulation is a Clear shave of so Many dollars on the Speculator in the Distant City the person who has finally to pay for the Stock purchased. Of course it amount to the same thing if the transaction is a Sale. Nor is the swindle confined to speculators merely. Our vectors and genuine owners of Stock in other places who Are compelled to Deal through reputable Bankers hero treated in exactly the same Man ner. On one Hundred shares of Stock the difference of % Means $12 60 of 125 of >�160 and of 1 per cent., 1100. To illustrate the Workings of the fraud the limes a a table arranged from the books of a single Clearing broker covering a portion of the accounts with him in 1871, 1872 and 1873 of two firm now doing business in the Stock Exchange f. F. Hill a co. And Mcmicken a Burras. From the accounts of Hill a co. Thirty one transactions Are used for illustration of which the aggregate quot shaved of the customers is Over fifteen Hundred Dollar. Thirty one transactions in the account Tveith Mcmicken a Burras represent an aggregate a shaved of a fut thirteen Hundred Dollar. The a detective has evidence where another broker in he single Purchase of 500 shares of Western Union pocketed $825. The names Given above Are regarded a the least important on the books of the e a Clearing broker. Many others Are involved. Among the houses ordering who Are the ones apparently swindled but who merely represent customers All Over the country appear the name of Taylor a Cooper we. T. Ilath a a a son Parker a inc Ken Marvin Bro White. Morn a co., f. D. Cob a co., de Lufield a Fitch Webster a Demott. And we. Heath a co. The following is a Sample entry on the books id feb. 24, William Heath a co. Us u. P., 34%, me. Or. Feb. 24, j. K. Gracie a Westervelt u. 31. Me. A his mean that j. A. Mimic Len having receive Art order from William Heath a co., Bankers to sell one Hundred shares of Union Pacific Stock for one of their customers at tiie Market did sell them to j. K. Gracie at 34% that instead of so reporting to William Heath a co., Mcmicken told them he had sold the Stock to the Clearing broker at 34%�?Only thus shaving their customer tiie owner of the Stock of one eighth amounting to $12 50. In addition to the regular commission and that the Clear dig broker for the paltry consideration of one Dollar sold the use of his name to Mcmicken to conceal the fraud and Render its perpetration successful. The sex Clearing broker who was the times informant he first became aware of the existence of tie fraud in 1871, and that it had been constantly increasing until now. I to thirds of the members of the Stock Exchange Are regularly eng ged in it. The Purchase and Sale books to which Access was had do not begin to show the extent of the business since Only those Trun actions Are entered which Are not settled on the spot and those entered Are much ewer than the others. The Check Book shows the rest and the detective has the cancelled checks in this Case. How Many brokers Are engaged in this skinning business can not be stated. A broker who Maizes a practice of a a shaving can not confine his dealings to the employment of one go Between or even half a dozen at tiie same time. If lie was to give up the same person continually As the other party to his transactions his customer the banker would quickly suspect him. The worst feature of it is that every broker engaged in it must necessarily be a Man of credit and repute and a member in Good standing in the Stock Exchange. To none others would respectable Bankers entrust their business and none others would they receive As Sellers or purchaser.--. Now in making their returns to their customers the Bankers always Send memoranda to the effect that they have purchased or sold the Stock according to order to such a broker naming him at sult the a Price naming it. Wherever there hns been a a a shaved they have necessarily Given the name of the Clearing broker and Tho false Price. This constitutes a spurious transaction which can not bind the customer and on which he can recover not Only his loss but damages and interest f of the banking firm through whom he speculated. Those persons consequently who have preserved their memoranda have the Means of redress. Justice of the track. A Kentucky murderer arrested thirteen year alter the Cornil Mahion of the crime. F Richmond by Register during the War in Virginia in the year 1864, a party of bad men Learned that a poor Farmer by the name of George Simms who lived in Lee county had a Small sum of Money in his House. Determined to have Tho old mail s treasure they decided one night in the summer of that year to make a forcible Entrance and Rob tiie inmates of the farm House. Making an attack on the building they were stoutly opposed by the old in tin and his Young daughter Dora Simms tiie latter standing up in Protection of her lather with the bravery of u Soldier. After hammering the lock from the quot door Tho attacking party found that it was Only held by the Stout arms of Tho courageous girl. Becoming desperate at the stubborn resistance one of them William King stepped Forward and. Saying that he could get in. Fired his pistol through the door. The Ball passed through the thin Plank Jed entered the heart of the Brave girl who fell dead upon tiie ground. The party obtained tire old Many a Money but the neighbors heard of the murder and they soon made the climate too hot for King. He fled the country and for thirteen years nothing cult heard of him. A few weeks ago two Farmers from Lee county va., were in Madison with a drove of cattle for Sale. They stopped for one night at the farm of or. Vav. G. Watts and Here they found working for or. Watts a Man whose face recalled the murder of 1804. Without exciting Kings suspicion or communicating with anyone they quietly returned Honre. On saturday last they came Back with tire proper authority to take the murderer and on that Day arrested him and started to Virginia. They said there was no doubt about his identity and they intended to see that he was tried for the offence committed so Many years ago. King has been a resident of this county for about twelve months has lived on Watts farm was a Good hand behaved himself decently and gave no indication of being the Man his captors charged. Mrs. Grant and Nellie a servants testimony. Long Branch Cor. Chicago times an old servant of tiie Grants attended my room at the Ocean hotel. A people May say what they will about president Grant but just ask the helps what they think of mrs. Grant and miss Nellie and every one say that they never had no such mistress before. I never did see mrs. Grant lose tier temper. Andas for miss Nellie she was the sweetest child that Ever breathed. Why when she to st come to Washington she wore a Short dress and round Combs. She never was fretful and impudent to them As was beneath Here never. After she got older she always sent for me to see her before the reception stand parties. 1 used to say a miss Nellie you look like an Angel that a a now Sarah you done to mean it i know a shed say. Just As innocent like she never was Stitts and stuck up. After the big wedding and when everybody was congratulating her and before she went away she came and said Good by and gave me her picture and says now done to forget me Sarah. Right Down Here at Long Branch in that very House her Little baby was born. A la miss Nellie a i said a you ainu to More than a baby yourself you ought to be playing with doll babies by she was a proud Little Mother. When the nurse would be out dragging the boy up Ami Down the Lawn people would Stop and look at his Fine clothes and i must Ray he had a wardrobe Ekel to a Prince. The last time i saw miss Nellie she looked real old but she Iliad just the same pleasant was. Well never find any one like mrs. Grant Ana miss Nellie them Good times is All gone by. Mrs. Grant Wasny to a pretty faced woman but her husband and children set a Heap by her and i done to believe she had one enemy in tie the eater. Belknap up again. Burlington Iowa Gazette general Belknap a season of mourning is Over. He is hobnobbing with the a a boys again. He was at a gathering of soldiers at st. Paul last week. I he general did always like the soldiers. Living he loved them and dying he adored them. Post trailers and Tombstone makers delighted to do him Honor. He is an Honor to the morality party and Iowa republicanism should hold him in affectionate convict in the Gundagai jail in Australia undergoing a term of imprisonment for stealing a ring used to gain a living by travelling from town to town giving performances in which he offered to Swallow any article his audience a Lent select. The ring for the stealing of which he had been convicted he had swallowed and he asserted he could Swallow a Bagful if he got them. The prisoner is at present being treated by the visiting surgeon to the Lull with the View of making him disgorge a steel Albert Chain and a Large brass ring. The Chain Chain ran be distinctly Felt at the Bottom of the stomach and the patient says he swallowed it nine months ago. Ana that it is the Only article he has had any difficulty about. He Avert that he has had two pounds weight of jewelry in his stomach at Ore time and that he has harboured watches in that locus for Twenty four hours. The Jailer has a collection of Albert chains penknives. Brass rings ac., which he asserted he had succeeded in causing the prisoner to vomit by Means of general Job Johnston is credited with the statement that both sides were greatly demoralized after the first Bull Bun Battle and that he now believes it would have been better for the South if the North had won that Battle for in that event the War would have probably ended grass of a Kentucky vendetta. Murderous Fitol fight in Tho str get of Richmond a Tho Mai Ipin iii renin faction t ome together four men with bullets in their lira i it. Special correspondence of the enquirer. Re he Ovid ky., september20. A the reign of lawlessness which a for so Long afflicted some of the Rural regions of Kentucky has again culminated in bloodshed. This Beautiful Little City was to Day the scene of one of the most desperate and bloody affairs Ever recorded in the annals of the old Commonwealth resulting in tiie instant death of four men. In the excited state of the Public mind at this hour it is impossible to give a connected account of the deplorable affair but the following is a Brief statement of the facts something near a year ago Jasper Maupin shot and wounded John Bowman. The affair created intense excitement and the friends of the parties speedily arrayed themselves on opposite sides. Ever since there has been Bud blood and a very bitter feeling among these hostile factions and open collisions Piave been with difficulty prevented. Maupin was arrested and held to bail for his appearance at court. To Morrow the Case was to come up for trial Here and consequently the friends of both parties in Large numbers came to town to Day to be present at the hearing. As the result proved Many of them were armed and of course in the excited state of feeling it required but very Little provocation to fan the soldering flames into a furious tire. Exactly How the trouble began has not been As pertained but at about half past five o clock this afternoon the two factions came together on the Street. Firing begun at once and for several minutes a continuous Fri Simaile was kept up. Spectators fled the streets and left them to the sole occupancy of the Active participants. When tiie firing ceased the dead and wounded were picked up and cared for by their friends. Four men were found dead Eracli with a Bullet in his brain. Their names Are John Bonman John Cornelson Jasper Maupin and kit Ballard. All these were men of families and resided in tiie Vicinity of Kingston in this county. Maupin and Bowman were the leaders of their respective factions but it is not Likely that their death will result in bringing the terrible vendetta to an end. Some of their friends will rugs a into the drench caused by the death of their champions and the end is not yet. Details of the battled result of the coroners inquest. Richmond ky., september 21.�?the terrible shooting affray of which the Bare outlines were hardly sent you last evening has been the principal topic to Day. From Eye witnesses and from the evidence elicited at the inquest i am Able to give you something of the details. Jasper Maupin was a member of a Large and wealthy family living a few Miles East of Here. The family numbers in Ull its branches perhaps thirty or More men noted for their horses and hounds their love of Fox Hunting and for their utter indifference to danger when attacked or their Honor railed in question. John Burnam was Constable of Glade township that portion of the county whore the Maupin lived is a typical kentuckian. In person tall Broad shouldered handsome Quick on the trigger but unfortunately quarrelsome and indeed it is said rather fond of killing people. His history which i shall give you More in detail by letter is marked by a number of desperate crimes including the murder of two men one of them it is said in cold blood and other conduct which marked him As a Man to be feared and dreaded. In january last a quarrel sprang up Between Burnam and Jasper Maupin which resulted in the shooting of Burnam five times by Maupin. Yesterday the trial of Maupin was to have occurred and Burnam partially recovered irom his wounds was in town evidently with the determination of having revenge upon Maupin. He was backed by four of Liis friends the principal of whom were Ballard and Cornelison while Maupin was backed by his relatives each armed heavily wit ii heavy revolvers and determined upon the extermination of the other or death to themselves. The parties first met in the corridors of tie court House and revolvers were drawn on both sides but by the intervention of friends they were induced to refrain from shooting. After the adjournment of the court however. Burnam accompanied by his friends stationed himself on the sidewalk near a livery stable where Maupin must pass to get to Liis horse. The maupins seeing this action consulted a moment but Only a moment when Jasper putting his hand upon his revolver started boldly along the sidewalk in the direction of the stable. His backers Many of whom were already mounted stopped about fifty feet away to watch the result. Maupin walked quietly Down the Street till he got opposite and nearly past Burnam still having Liis hand on his revolver Aud looking Back As he passed when suddenly Burnam Drew a heavy revolver from under his coat and stepping quickly toward Maupin without saying a word Pia eed the muzzle nearly against his forehead Ami before Maupin could draw fired. The Ball entered the brain and Maupin fell to the sidewalk dying. Then Maupin friends opened fire from the Corner jumping from their horses and Rushing up toward Tho party. Lee Maupin ran toward Bur Nam and leveling his revolver fired. Burnam fell dead upon the sidewalk his feet resting across tii Ose of his victim and the blood flowing from his Mouth and wounds in his head. Lee Maupin not yet Content with his revenge upon his brother a murderer rushed again to the body of his victim and stooping Over it sent another Ball through his head and was followed in this by another of the Maupin family. At the same time the others had opened fire on Cornelison and Ballard who both received shots through the head and staggering a few Steps fell dying. The example of Lee Maupin was followed by his Fellows who deliberately approached their victims while they were dying sending the heavy balls from their pistols through their Heads. Then there being no More of the friends of the vanquished party remaining alive the carnage ceased. The Brothers of the wounded Maupin gathered about the dying Man and still grasping the instruments of death in hands red with the blood of his murderer kissed his Pale face and wept like chi 1 Dren. Then he was carried into a store near by but expired in a Lew moments. Then they turned again their attention to i murderers and finding them too dead sheathed their revolvers Ana quietly g Ive themselves up to the sheriff. Those left in charge were Lee Joe Brock and Brutus Maupin. Neal Gooch we. Get och and we. Terrill and of these Only Lee and Brutus Maupin and we. Gooch were held after the inquest to Day. From the evidence before the coroners jury today it appears that the Maupin party were anxious to a void a disturbance while the burhorn party were anxious for a fuss. George Mitchells testimony before Tho inquest was a i saw John Bur Unm at five of clock a. In. Of that Day thursday twelve or fourteen Miles out of Richmond. Bur Nam said he was coming to Richmond to raise hell i was not in the party when the shooting occurred. While the friends and the maupins were wait aug on horseback opposite Owen Mckee a grocery on Tho Corner for Jasper Maupin to get his horse from Turley a livery stable which is about themed Leof said Block Maupin met Burnam about Midway Between the Corner and the stable. Without saying a word Burnam shot Jasper Maupin from which he died in about an hour. The Maupin party who were on horseback dismounted immediately and commenced firing resulting in the death of John Burnam William Cornelison and kit Ballard All from the neighbourhood of Kingston in this Jasper Maupin was about Twenty four years old. He received one shot Over the right Eye passing through the brain. John Burnam was about thirty one years old. He received one shot about the left Eyebrow passing through the brain two through the right shoulder one behind the right car and one in the right Hund. We. Cornelison not our crockery Man was about thirty five year old. He received one wound in the right breast passing out under the left shoulder Bladt. And one shot in the Back of tiie right Arm about five inches below the shoulder Blade. Kit Ballard was about Twenty nine years old. He received one shot in the Cheek one in the Temple one in the Back ranging through the heart an Ltd one in the right rear hip. The verdict of the coroners jury to Day was a Jasper Maupin was killed by a pistol shot from the hand of John Burnam. Ului Iam Cornelison and Ballard c Une to their death by pistol shot from the hands of Lee Maupin Brutus Maupin and William the grand jury have tiie Case now. The above parties were Well connected and Well respected. The citizens of Richmond deplore this the second calamity within thirty Days. Moke than a a minute. The excursion train that i Cut a whirl wind in 11s Wake a mile in fifty a seven seconds a one Hundred and eleven Miles in one Hundred Anil nine minutes step Down or. Van de Hilt. From tiie Detroit free press there was Only one Stop in the 111 Miles that separates st. Thomasi front Amherstburg on the Canada Southern Railroad. The Engineer Macomber was surrounded by an admiring throng and passengers and railroader commented on the handsome appearance of his Iron Steed. The steam gauge just before starting showed a pressure of eighty five pounds a moderate figure for a locomotive. Conductor Crawford Sang out a fall aboard a and the special train with Bishop Borges on Board pulled out from 8t. Thomas at 5 27 p. M. A grand Hurrah from the platform signalled the departure. Once the Bridge was cleared. Macomber a let her Bishop Borgess in the Palace car after receiving the salutations of the gentlemen a if the party at Down and dinner was served to him and i travelling companions upon a Small table. No one noticed any particular motion in the car. 1 Here was no disarrangement in the dishes crowded and Small As was the table. The hum of the train was somewhat sharper than usual and the Rushing air against the windows sounded like the sweeping of a rain storm. Otherwise there was no indication of unusual Speed to a person in the car. Presently watches were taken out and observations made. The reverend clergy As Well As the More worldly laity became interested. A a mile in sixty seconds a ejaculated one. Shortly after quot a mile in fifty eight seconds a again a a mile in fifty seven seconds a and the enthusiastic Frank Moran with a cheer that intensified the excitement announced that his Stopwatch marked fifty five seconds to the mile. Before one could Point out an object it had vanished. Before a question could be asked and answered a mile had sped five Miles were traversed in the interval while cigars were handed around and lighted by As Many men. A flock of blackbirds flying inv rare the West with nil their Fleetes in cleaving the air were soon left behind und lost to View. The wires on the Telegraph poles swung up and Down from the movement of the train. The Bushes outline Side of the ditches Shook As if swept by a Hurricane and the Tull and Gaudy yellow coxcomb that grew beside the fences Bent to the ground in a seeming overpowering desire to get Loose from the ear i und follow the Rushing train. The dust from the newly ballasted portions of the track and the chips and leaves Rose up fiercely against the Force of gravitation and whirled and gyrated like Vaspory Clouds in u tempest. A thin line of smoke stretched interminably in the distance. The impetus of the train increased the vehemence with which it rushed Forward created a vacuum that apparently took nature some second to overcome and the spirits of the passengers were exhilarated by the unprecedented Speed at which they moved through space. A Side track passenger train saluted us with cheers and locomotive whistles. Neither was heard before the sound could reach the ears of the passengers in the special it was beyond hearing. One could see the Rushing steam and the waving handkerchiefs. Train dispatcher Noble reported that six Miles Between Highwood and Ridge ton were made in five minutes the fifty seven Miles Between st. Thomas and Charing Gross were made in fifty six and a half minutes. A halt at Charing Cross for four minutes for water and then on again with the same Over owing velocity. But go As fast As it might the Canada Southern train could not overtake the Sun it Sank and Nightfall Ennie on. Then Kaukl he seen the work of the fireman. Every time he opened the Furnace a volume of a Niarkos shot out and the trailing fire came Down opon the track like the pyrotechnics of an Aerial mine. Finally a Sharp twist that sent the standing passengers Over to the right and then another that sent them in the other direction and the Yard of Ainger Schurg station was reached. Hurrah one Hundred and eleven Miles in one Hundred and nine minutes the fastest time in american beating by three minutes the run of Bertili s special train. They Eike Brunt. London Telegraph a a after All there seems to be a great Deal More about general Ulysses s. Grant than at first sight meets the Eye. The taciturn ity of the general Lias become proverbial yet lie has nevertheless succeeded in acquitting himself to the perfect satisfaction of his hearers whenever he has had to return articulate thanks for the compliments which have been so fre it in bestowed upon him during his visit to this co i try and which he has so thoroughly Well deserved. Like the Bird in the French epigram general Grant is fonder of holding his Tongue than f talking but for All that a be does not think the less for being silent a and on More More than one occasion lie has let fall a morsel of sententious humor Hin the most loquacious orators might Hare struggled for during Many paragraphs of platitudes without lighting ii kit a it. Especially in ppm does the ex-1�?Tresideut appear to Nave been with his scotch compatriots for that he is a Scot to the Core every per fervid North briton Lias fully Mude up his mind. Not satisfied with the Success of his Mot As to the numbers of Cale Lohiau in tiie United states and the profitable result arising to from their expatriation the general Haw Laid siege to the female scottish heart and it y be predicted that he will gain a most Brilliant Seo of victories quot am aug the lasses. Of he come a need operations on the railway platform at Nairn a recognizing and shaking hands with an american lady. Mrs. Donald Mckay whose husband a Scotchman is in business at Nairn. The lady it seems is the daughter of a gentleman of cover Hiil Culpepper county Virginia where at some time during the civil War general Grant and i staff had their head quarters and the hero of Vicksburg recognizing his hosts daughter at once expressed his pleasure at meeting an old Friend , and entered into an animated conversation with her about bygone Days in Culpepper county. A truly cunning Diplomatist general Ulysses s. Grant. The woman whom Hrejsa Luteal was his country woman it is True but her husband is a Scotchman her name is scotch and All the mrs. Mac Sand miss Maes from Border to John of groats will feel their Cheeks glow with pleasure at the. Honor clone to mrs Donald Mckay. A Rood one. Bedford and journal greenbacks Are near on a Par with Gold and with Gold and greenbacks we will Prosper. The Cincinnati enquirer is a Greenback democratic newspaper and a Good one it is too and a political contest was never More honorable dealt with Shan the one now going on in Ohio is dealt with by the enquirer. If Yon want the Best democratic newspaper published in the United states subscribe for the enquirer. Dunrobin Castle where Grant is to be the guest of the Duke of Sutherland stands close to the sea in the Remote Northern county of Sutherland and has for Many centuries been the Home of the chiefs of the Sutherland clan which the Duke represents in the female line on account of the marriage of his Grandfather the first Duke with the countess of Sutherland in her own right the present Duke was chiefly educated by a son of Baron Bunsen who was Tutor to the late w. B. Astor and subsequently prussian minister in England. He is a practical scientific Man and devotes his energies to put works of improvement on his estates on which he expends not less than �60,000 a year. He has made a Railroad at his own Cost and is now reclaiming vast tracts of Sutler Laubshire land. The horns of the abyssinian of Are nearly for feet Long and seven inches in diameter at their base. The abyssinian Buffalo is double the else of our oxen and two will draw As much As for horses. The population of Egypt is a confused mixture of copts jews arabs of different tribes and turks. The peasantry Are the poorest people in the world in the most Fertile of countries. Ilk i i 4 i i quot i. /

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