Hutchinson News (Newspaper) - December 30, 1890, Hutchinson, Kansas
Hutchinson News. >L. VI. HUTCHINSON KANSAS, TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 30, 189O.0 NO. 115. THE carr0llt0n KILLING, An Interview With A" Brother of The Murdered Man, Telegram Received Statins PnHtmuKtor. Matthews was Killed hy u Mob. That dlnvtrg fleen NottHed That ft Hob was Oolnc to Kill Sim. Ha Prepared to � Defend Himself, was Arrested by the HhorltY, Released, and Phot Doff� ��hUo BntorlDE Mln Hotel-Other j AliUterH Washington, Dec, 29.-The Star has this: "Toe killing of John -Prentiss Matthews, the postmaster at Carrolton, Mias., by young MoBrlde, will probably; turn out to be a cause celebre. Matthews wa* shot down on. the street by MoBride. A Star reporter yesterday saw Mr. J. M. Matthew* of Mississippi, who was the Republican candidate tor congress agaluat (run. Hooker at the last election, and who lit also a brother of the man killed. Mr. Matthews had just received the following telegram from Oarrbllton, Miss.: "John was murdered by a mob. Ho had been notified by a doz-m men that a mob was going to kill him that day. He saw the men wltu their gnnBandhe got a rifle. When ho did thio the sheiiff , plaoadhiru under arrest John pointed three men out to the sheriff ana asked him to arrest them and protect his life. The sheriff refused. Jt> was a plot and all were in it. John tDid a young man who was worktng for him that he taought they would kill him before night. He stayed at the poatofflce until his Becond dinner ball rang, When he said he would go to dinner,. i'ney begged him not to, but he said he would g>. When he reached the hotil steps MoBrlde, who was stilt in his drug store, shot him down with ashotguo, killing' him instantly. Not satisfied with this, MoBrlde llred five shots at him from his revolver after he was dead. The mob then began shouting and dancing around his body, cursing Mm" with the most vile abuse. John bad received several anonymous letters, telling him he must leave tie town. The murderer goes free be caf.se they must have the postofiico at omo. nomination of Henry B. Brown ot Michigan to be associate justice of the United States supreme court. Chicaoo, Deo. 39.-Jessie JamoB' wild' est exploits at frontier settlements were out done in Chicago today by threo utook yard toughs. Tbe bandits are doubtless the same who, a fortnight ago,' cooly robbed tho ofrloe of the Allerton packipg house within a few hundred feet of Alicrton's butchers. Tho feat to-day W4" � despsrats br.s� rcbumy, followed by a break-neck race and running revolver light with tho police for a number of miles on tho boulevards. A few minutes utter noon three men entered the Exchange bank on Commercial avenue, South Chicago. CaBhicr Wilder and Bookkeeper Willis had both gone out to lunoh and the only person in the bank Was Frank Lynn, 20 years ot age, who acted as usslstant cashier. There are two windows in the bank. Two of the robbers took possession of these while the third, walking behind the counter with two revolvers presented at Lynn's head, said to him, "Hand out the cash you've got in there." Lynn hesitated a minute, but when one of the men at the windows pointed third revolver at him and said: "Now jubi let that fellow in the back there and be luiek about it," Lynn obeyed like a child tiod unlocked the door. That separated the teller's desk from the rest of the bank. The robbera immediately entered and without a word knocked Lynn sense Iobd with a terrific buck hander, and then kicked him in the stomach. The robber then enured the vault and took from the safe three $000 packages of btlla nnd ubout $80 in change, besides a tin box containing daedB and mortgages. After Becuring this he walked out of the vault, picked up the unconscious Lynn and threw him In the vault and locked the door. Tho robbers then pocketed their guns, put 'heir spoils into a lurge sack anu started out. As they got to the door they met M.r. Willie, bup-posing them to be customers ho let-them pass and went into the bank. The. rob-bero walked out, aud, jajucg aTraggy, drove down the-eKeor. Willis was surprised to find the bank deoorted and hearing the groans of Lynn from within the vault opened the door. Lyun fell out, half unconscious, aud muttered: "The bank's been robbod." 'ho bookkeeper at once gave the alarm. Police Lieut. Elkins with Sergt. Powers, happened to be on the Btreet and they, calling the patrol wagon with three officers, started in pursuit. As they turned into South Chicago avenue they could see a fleeing buggy a mile ahead which they knew carried the robbers. The lash was plied and the po-ce gained every minute. When at Grand crossing the lieutenant, to his dismay, saw that hishorBes were playing out and that he would be eluded by the robbers, who were going very. fast, and were drlviug with much judgment. Seuaing the wagon to continue the chase,the lieutenant jumped out, ran to the nearest patrol box and ordered a freBh wagon. Two of the officers in the first wagon had taken shotguns with them, and he ordered them to use them aa Boon as they got within flringdistance. The long race continued until the buggy reached the corner of South Chicago avenue and Cottage Grove avenue, when it etopped short and the robbers deserted it, getting into the meat wagon of Charles Mullin. The idea seemed to impress the robbere that housed safely in this they would escape detection. Mulllnbsd the wagon in waiting. The robbers had not counted on ouch prompt pursuit, and being seen by the police had'to continue the race in the meat wagon. Near Sixteenth street tbe officers came within range and lived their fiiBt volley. The meat wagon horse had about fa.-ged out and tho robbers jumped out, while Mullin continued in it. When the men jumped they separated and the officers leaving the patrol, followed the nearest man. He took in the situation and throwing up bis handB surrendered. Be gave his name aa John Ooibett Then Lieut. Jenkins came dashing up with the fresh patrol and overtook Mullin in his meat wagon. Mullin protested that he had driven the men only at the point of their revolvers, but he was handcuffed and taken in tow by the lieutenant just the same. The other two highwaymen wore by this time out of sight. , Chief of Police Marsh had by this time been notified. He drove at % mad pace with Inspector Hunt to the Hyde Park station. He placed thirty men at every railway station and road throughout the district, and when the chief reached Hyde Park station he gave orders to have every street searched for the missing men. This was done, and the missing men were found in a barn at Fifty- eighth street and Woudlawn avenue. They open�d fire on being discovered, and Patrius O'Brien, a watchman who had joined tbe party, was bit lu the thigh. Tho police wore too many forthorobbsrs and they deoldod to give in. Soon all three of the burglars and ali of tbe stolen money were landed Bate at the Hyde Park station. The last two men captured gave the names of Frank Bennett and Henry, Fea'herstone. Notwithstanding the rob here' coolness, it ia said they overlooked in the vault $10,000 in bank notes, It Is estimated That tab Soldiers Lost lp Kl^fd and Wounded About Bitty �� -the Ntualier or Dead Indians hot Known, bnt More Than Bitty Killed Outright-No Quarter Using Shown. Wounded Kkek, Nebi, Dec. 29.-The troops were up bright and early this morning. At 8 o'clock they were ordered to be in readiness. At that hour tho cavalry and dismounted troops were massed about the Indian village. The HotchkisB guns overlooked the oamp not flity yards ay. Coi. Forsythe ordered all the In diana to come- forward away from their tents. They were formed in a half circle and counted. The dismounted troops were then thrown around them, company E, Capt. Wallace, and company B, Capt Varnum, The prder was then given to twenty Indians to go and gdt their guns. Upon returning it was seen that only two guns were had. Detao&menta'at once began to search the yillagV, resulting in twenty-eight guns being-.(ound. Ae this task was about completed the Indians sur-, rounded by companies K and B, began to move. 'All of a sudden they threw their, hands on the ground and began ' firing rapidly at the troops not twenty yards away. The troops were at a great diaad-' vantage, fearing the shooting of their own comrades. The Indians, men, women and children then ran to the south of the battery, firing rapidly as they ran. Soon the mounted troops were after them, shooting them down on every side. The engagement lasted fully an hour and a half. To the south many took refuge in a ravine whenoe it was a difficult matter to dislodge them. It is estimated that tho soldiers lost, killed and wounded,' about fifty men. Just now it ia impossible to statj the number of dead Indians. There were' many more than fifty,' however; killed' outright. The soldiers are shooting the'j Indians down wherever found: no quarter beins shown. Capt. Wallace, troop Kj Seventh ^cavalry, wag killed, and Lieut Oarlington of Arctic fame was | shot through the arm. > - The soldiers ore otill firing from the er,mpapdpumij^_th6,lpdij^ direction.' TA say that 1tjwi�ri-iaW"dWi? ing feat', the attact-of-oWtrbops by 120 Indians, ejtpresseB the situation but faint-. The rob-Uyr"" If'm'c' only have been inBanity that prompted such a deed. It is doubted if beforo night either a buck or a equaw out of fell Big Foot's band will bo left to tell the tnle of this day's treachery. The death of Capt. Wallace causeB much regret. The poor follow met his death hf a blow on the head from a war club. Full particular cannot be given uutil to-morrow. a,way and all the agency are greatly excited. All thi� makM matters look more serious." Gen. Schofield, though deebly regretting the occurrence, was not surprised when he learned of the treachery of the Indians. 'He had been expecting it; it was almost inevitable, he said. So far as he could see there was no serious danger of further trouble, except that to be feared from the disarmament of the bands: ot Indians ihnt are still out, though the excitement of the fight of to-day might poesibly be the means of further trouble. Seoretaiy Proctor expresses much regret at the occurrence. He had hoped-for a settlement of the trouble without further bloodshed. He supposed that inasmuch as Big Foot wag connected with Sitting Bull's band, it was a case where Indians would geek revenge for the killing'of their friend. affairs in Ireland. Mr. O Brian Interviewed by .Associated Proas Beportor. When tho Troper Tim(> Arrives the Information Possible Will he Given of Irish Affairs. all The Fnndn Subsor!b�d In tho Unite* State* to bo l"*od for the 8i�ort e-V Evicted Tenauta-Knmora ot a Dlnpuv* Over llienx Cornea From K*>e�Keii- atoetlne of the lrlah National v.-irm-uilttoe-Other Matter*. Dublin, Dec. 29.-Mr. O'Brien toilay broke his long silence which has. been maintained ever since he set foot i.ft France and accorded a correspondent ��t The Vloe-PreMrtont 0ndeeIded. Washington, Dec. 29.-The Post Baya: the Associated Press an interview. Ah Intimate senatorial friend of the vice- correspondent found him and Mr. Qii'f i� president to-dfty that the latter had the Bpaciona library at tho home of Mft not made up his mind regarding the O'Brien's father-in-law. Mr. O'Brien course he would pursue whon the fight BhowB traces of care and perplexity, imt over theJoloture rule really begins. He his manner, while in conversation with, haB not yet glven^any intimation of his the correspondent, was cheerful Viinl intention to follow the caucus deoislon. hopeful in the extreme. While he U a Republican - he ,,t am a,rB,w r nave very 11 We to say, aleo recognizes that he ia vice-president in ,,,, ,,,, , ,, '/ of tfco wh61e country, is not bound to as yet," said Mr. O'Brien, "to our frSeud'a Bubmit toot even agree with the results in America. I am Bure they; have suf^ of a Republican oaumis, neither does he flceiut confidence in uo to^tealize thai we -S^^lr^^ir^S k�ow what we are about, and that w* certainly would not take a trip to Florida as had been suggested. cannot take the world into our confideiMm at present. In this juncture ot Irish affairs they must also admit that our lip* must remain virtually eeaieiii When the proper time arrives we will readily' give all the information possible as : to the state ot Irish affairs, fend, I muj add;.: I believe the time will very soon com^> Soldiers and Indian* Fisbt. Omaiu, Neb, Deo. ST.-Big Foot'aJ band; which �u surrounded yesterday, | resisted an attempt of the Seventh caval- ry to disarm them this morning;and a wgenweshali'beVbietote'lkYreely> fight ensued. Capt. George D. Wallace Continuing, Mr. O'Brien said that ft; was killed and Lieut. Ernest Garlington d>o>sion had been arrived at as to the fat., was shot in the arm. Several privates ^^S^l^SSiiSS'S^- say when the conference with Parnell Indians were killed. The fight took I place about tweii?y miles east of Pine | Ridge on Porcupine creek. the na.ii,roads. A. Meeting ot the New. Consolidated Aeiio-, clatlou Called for Jan. tB, i ; OniCAQO, Dec. 29.-President Miller oi the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Pant road said this morning that he had called I phraso with doliberatipn and carefully a meeting of the new consolidated bsbo-| weighing each ' "" " oialionof western roads to be h�ld iu would occur and refused to say anything about the disposition of the funds of 'tho1 Irish party ho& in the hands of Munioev the banker. �'� . �'�/.: "Now," asked the correspondent,, "about the funds subsoribed in the United States during your'recent visit to that, country, who will have control of lhemtr' Mr; O'Brien replied, uttering, eock a right With the Indian*. Chicago, Deo. 29.-The following was received at the army headquarters late to-night: Bapiii Ornr. 8. D., Doo. 29. To Uol. Corbln, army headqaBrtera: Ool, Fotajthe reporta that while diaarmlai; BlK Foot'i band a flght btcurred, Capt. Wallace ends tapaoldlets were killed. Llaat. Oarlington and fifteen men woanaed. Tble again complicate) tho aurrendar ot all the Indians which would havo taken plaoe in a ahort time had not this occurred. Foroytho bad two bataUlono and noUhkloa iruns. Quite a large number of youngf waniorff have been away from the camp that were voiDgto the bad lands; alaa quite a number of Twi Stilke'a band Rolng toward Iforeythe. The troops are iu close proximity. Milzs, Commandlufr.. word while the cbrriH flpon'dent wrote them'dewn,"allrumore , ,r , *---�tt�--i.j-j about a dispute for the fund prooeedw New \ork ,on. January 15^-He latendod, ti.om tho-ehemioB of the If lab canse, So' however, that^ilisH-greaent complication one o-Ji either side lu the present oosfltet1. with thtr'ffnioo. Piajflo Omaha bridge in the Irish party tuu; tue-VtnsAieat-'fea*' ^|tsr might interfere with it* "If the ,�h�there will beany mi.dlreotion of the -.tj;"'a.-w' ['-' �''�'��'r national funds.- The fund here in Paris, dontract which the ScPaul road has with waj5 Bubjoribed for general political pur- , the Union Pacific," said Prcsldont Miller poses and remains in suspense penulBJi?' "cannot be enforced it need not bo ox- an accomodation of the differences in the pected that any private agreement the Par'v' A,B *? the ^American fur>dii j . . , ., ... ,,, just subroribed there can be presidents might make will hold good." 3n0 dUl6r,-n0M.B ^y, by mu- The Bt, Paul road Ib not Blone in the tual agreement, will bo forwarded fight, the Rock Island having received ftB originally intended to the two trea�T notice from the Union Paciflo that it will UrerB originally selected by them. The not be permitted to'contiaue the present funds will be expended solely for the bridge arrangement. The Rook Island purpose they were subscribed-for toe and St. Paul roads claim that in May last support of evicted tenants. This month's-a contract was entered into be- grants havo already been arranged for in tween the three roads in in- the friendliest manner possible between terest, and ratified by all of the representatives of both sections of tin boardsof directors, whereby the St. Paul party, and they will go to the evicted, and Rock Island roads wore granted tenants for whose benefit they were eub- ackage facilities over the Union Pacific scribed." bridge for an annual rental of $45,000, Mr O'Brien read over the reporter'* The; admit that the terms are favorable, I copy and pronounced it a correct report while the new Union Pacific manage- of what he had said. meat claims that the rental paid is altogether too small, and with a view to I securing better terms is trying to abro-| gate tbe contract. Tho Bridge Trouble nb Omaha, A Dublin Firm Valla. DcnuH, Dec. 29.-The failure of F. E. Dubsdst & Son, stock brokers, was announced to-day. The head of the firm. Omaha, Neb,, Deo. 39,~Atterapta were was chairman of the Dublin Stock ex-made this afternoon by the Milwaukee change. The firm having been declared and Rock Island railroads to run trains defaulters, the vice chairman has suc-aoroao the bridge, but the bridge was ceeded to the presidency of the ftx> locked and the trains were obliged to re- change. The Dublin Mail estimates the turn to 4 Council Bluffs. 8. H, H iojsat �350j000. Otherfl place it at �80.- THK 1NDI4N WAB. Capt. Wallace and Vive Soldiers Killed While Disarming the Houtiles. Wa^uihoton, Dec. 29.-Official dis-patohes lrom Gen. Miles, dated Rapid City, 8. D, were received to-night by Gen. Schofield, telling of the fight in the Bad Lands to-day betweenthe Iudiun hoBtileB and the United States troops. The dis patches were first sent by Gen. Brooke to Gen, Miles. The first was as follows "Whiteside had four troops of cavalry and held the IndlanB until Forsythe reached him with four more troops last night. At 8:30 this morning, while disarming the Indians, the fight ocourred. I think very few IndlanB have escaped. I think we will have this matter in hand as soon as all hre in position. There was no pre caution omitted. The fight occurred near the head of Wounded Knee creek, have just seen many Indians who went out toward the Ferry this morning come back." The next dispatch was:: "Gen. Brooke telegraphs Foroythe reports that while disarming Big Foot's band this morning a fight ocourred. Capt. Wallace and five soldiers were hilled. Lieut. Garllngt and fifteen soldiers were wounded. The Indians ire being hunted up in all directions. Non� are known to have gmtten their ponies. Gen, Brooke nlgo reports that many of the young warriors that were going out trom the camp in the Bad Lands to the agency have gone toward Forsytho. All troops have been notified. Ool. Forsythe had two ImtalliouB, Seventh cavalry and iiotchkies guns. Other troops ate in close proximity." ( Alutor dispatch: says-. "Gen* Brook reports that two shots were tired near the agency [Pine Ridge I by some on�, and several werBljtht. Mr. I'OWderiy WOtJe ?be A o�t from ban, Augustine gives the partt- ld(Itw He eold tne KnlRhts stood culars of the burning ot the entire butl. gtoulderto shoulder with the Allianae .nets portion of that town. Loss (100,- on financial question*, government �oa- 000; aboutbaif cnmmi by insurance. troi��'ot railroads, lands, etc. Destroyed by Vlre.