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Sedalia Weekly Sentinel (Newspaper) - April 20, 1906, Sedalia, Missouri 8edalia weekly Sentinel. Friday april 20, 1900. _ Correct Ghi kers. Luyt re men d u n l a p h a t s Correct clothes for men h e exclusive custom tailors of fifth Avenue new York and Alfred Benjamin amp co., derive their fashion ideas from similar sources. In fabrics and workmanship their products Are identical. The Alfred Benjamin clothes Are the Only ones we know of outside these swell merchant tailors which Are made without vents whatsoever. Prices Range $15.00 to $27.50 outfitters feb Alflen and women. Springfield is now quiet scene of saturday nights Lynching rests under military control. Governor offers Reward three Hundred dollars for arrest and conviction of the Leader of the angry . Tipton Udy dead at Sapulpa miss Josephine Estill succumbed to Brief illness of pneumonia a other news from Tipton. Special correspondence. Miss Lula Josephine Estill one of Tipton a popular Young ladies is dead at the Home of her sister mrs. J. Campbell at Sapulpa i. T., after a few Days illness of pneumonia. She had been teaching at Tulsa i. T., for three years but always spent her vacations at Home in Tipton. She was born in Montgomery county mo., october 31, 1874, and moved with her parents to Tipton about fifteen years ago. She was a devoted member of and Earnest worker in the Baptist Church. She leaves a Mother and three Sisters and four Brothers mrs. Campbell of Sapulpa i. Mrs. Yarnell of Spokane Wash. Mrs. Worland and Charles Estill of Montgomery City Sam Estill of Fortuna and Jess and Todd of Fresno Cal. The remains were brought to this place by her Mother and brother in Law or. Campbell and the funeral was conducted by Rev. Edwards at the cheap rates to California and Mexico from april 25th to May 5th, inclusive round trip tickets will be on Sale to los Angeles san Francisco and Mexico City at exceptionally Low rates to from san Francisco los Angeles Mexico City Chicago $52.50 $58.75 st. $57.50 �51.25 Kansas City $50.00 $46.55 Baptist Church easter morning and entered in the masonic cemetery. News was received that the body of bismark Christopher would be brought Here today for burial. A a Bis was a former Tipton boy being born and reared Here but has made his Home in Texas for the last few years. His death was due to acute pneumonia. Ado Mansfield and wife arrived sunday from Indianapolis to visit mrs. Mansfield a parents Lovel Patterson and wife. They attempted to make the trip in an automobile but after getting into Illinois found the roads too bad so finished the trip by rail. Mrs. Z. Wallace and sister miss cockerel visited mrs. Redmon saturday on their Way to Kansas City. Talbot and Harry Marsh and Cecil Lynch came Over from Columbia to spend the easter holidays with relatives. J. M. Boyd the new postmaster has received his commission and takes his place today. Of Bill desi8ned for Good Roods representative Murphy takes Steps to improve the highways in his District. Washington april 17.�?representative Murphy of Missouri introduced a Bill yesterday designed to give his entire District of eleven counties Good roads. The proposition is for the counties to expend up to $5000 each for the construction and improvement of its Public highways and to be reimbursed by the government under proper vouchers showing the expenditure being presented to the Secretary of the Treasury the Bill was referred to the committee on appropriations. There Are eleven counties in or. Murphy a District and his Bill Calls for $55,000. The counties Are Crawford Dallas Dent Laclede Maries Phelps Pulaski Shannon Texas Webster and Wright. Of Foley a kidney cure makes kidneys and bladder right. Done to delay taking. Sold by Arlington pharmacy. Of Gilbert memorial performance. Scrupps Mcrae press association. Springfield mo., april 10.�?quiet prevailed Here this morning and the 350 militia men who were sent Here after the had hanged and burned the three negroes saturday at Midnight have nothing to do. A grand jury will be summoned to investigate the acts of the and will report their conclusions to judge Lincoln criminal judge. Assistant attorney general Kennish and prosecuting attorney Roscoe Patterson will handle the Case before the jury. No arrangements have been perfected for the interment of the remains of the bodies of the victims. Eight of the prisoners who escaped from the jail after the entered it have been recaptured. This afternoon a grand jury was organized and addressed by judge Lin Coin. He spoke in bitter words of the dangers of violence and instructed the jury to do All in its Power to uphold the majesty of the Law. It is understood that the authorities backed up by the soldiers will make numerous arrests soon. Jefferson City april 16.�?governor Folk today offered a Reward of $300 for the arrest and conviction of the leaders of the Springfield . Through Pullman sleepers daily from st. Louis and Kansas City to the City of Mexico. Through tourist sleepers from st. Louis to san Francisco on tuesday of each week. You step into the cars at st. Louis and do not leave them until you reach Mexico City or san Francisco. If you re thinking of going to either California or Mexico write for copies of a a californian and a sights and scenes in they re free. Address w. S. St. George general passenger agent 580 Wainwright bldg., st. Louis to. New York april 17.�?a special performance to secure funds for the mrs. Gilbert memorial window which is to be placed in the Bloomingdale reformed Church will be Given at Dalys theatre this evening an attractive program has been prepared which will include several one act plays in which sons of the Star actors and actresses now in this City will appear. Among those to take part in the special performance Are Maude Adams Annie Russell John Drew Blanche Bates Frank Keenan j. Benrimo and others. Of Itoh cum my Mph i a Iuit i Springfield mo., april 16.�?the easter attraction in Springfield was a funeral pyre in the Public Plaza under the Shadow of a statue of the goddess of Liberty where Lay the smoking remains of the three negroes whom a saturday night hanged and burned to death. Flowers in the churches where elaborate easter programs had been arranged drooped and withered their exquisite colors dying unappreciated in the empty auditoriums. Pastors Mournful and dejected returned to their Homes without preaching the big congregations they had expected having failed to appear. The aristocratic ancestry of Springfield is under a pall of shame. Fashionable women have crowded the Plaza viewing the scene of the nights horror. Litle girls in White dresses and Satin slippers on their Way to Church lingered around the scene of the nights Gre some horror. All smoke be Grimes is the stately Pedestal upon which stands the goddess of Liberty and the timbers which gave it support Are a mass of charcoal. Not until the Bright Sunshine peeped Over the Hills did the Good citizens of Springfield realize the stigma that had been placed upon the fair name of the City by a crowd of rowdies and an aggregation of persons who live in adjoining counties. The stench which arose from the blackened pile of flesh in the Center of the Beautiful Square permeated the atmosphere for blocks. Indignant citizens employed labourers to remove the unsightly objects. The trunks of the corpses were taken to a morgue to a Waif the verdict of a coroners jury. Thousands gathered in the Plaza and the tall statue was surrounded by throngs throughout the Day. Every train coming to the City was crowded with morbid curiosity seekers. Hundreds walked in from the country while others came in wagons and buggies. At every Street Corner were seen knots and groups of people discussing the scenes which transpired late saturday night and continued until Early sunday morning. At the Greene county jail it was necessary to surround the building with a rope and appoint deputies to keep Back the crowds. The City is agog with a frenzied excitement never before witnessed in its history. Local newspapers have been compelled to print edition after edition and then even they have not been Able to Supply the demand. And who is responsible a not i a says sheriff e. V. Horner. A not i a says the chief of police. But it is said that when the began to form upon the Public Square not an attempt was made by the sheriff or the police to disperse the rowdies. Unhampered and unrestrained they started their orgy of bloodshed and crime throwing aside All restraint and giving free rein to their inflamed passions. Their numbers grew by1 the score every minute. The was no Surprise to Springfield. It was generally known that threats had been made upon the jail and negroes in general. The police took the precaution to spirit away their negro prisoners in anticipation of the . Early in the afternoon assistant chief of police Brown telephoned to sheriff Horner to be upon his guard. Ordinarily there Are four deputies besides the sheriff at the jail. This Small Force was supplemented by two extra men after the sheriff received the alarm. One Man was an extra Deputy the other a United states Deputy marshal. But outside of this there was Little activity at the jail. No Telegram was sent to summon the militia from nearby towns. A feeble Effort was made to get a company of school boy cadets to come to the jail. When the juvenile and the minor aggregation of older rowdies stormed the jail a Cannon firecracker would have put the entire flock to flight. But not a shot was fired. It was not necessary to kill. A few shots fired in the air would have saved the three innocent negroes. make matters worse a dozen criminals escaped from the jail during the excitement today the sheriff and the police appreciate the extent of the blunders committed saturday night. Some one is to blame and each official is endeavouring to shoulder the blame upon another. Miss Edmonson positive men were innocent. Miss Mabel Edmonson the woman who claims that she was assaulted told the assistant chief of police that the two negroes under arrest were not guilty. She positively declares that she could identify the guilty men when she saw them and was equally positive that the negroes lynched were innocent. Her description Given to the police before a single arrest was made did not in any particular correspond with the men hanged saturday night. But the did not seem to care about the guilt or innocence of its victims. They raised a clamor against the negro race massacred three and Are still threatening to murder others. At 2 15 o clock sunday morning William Allen a Young negro was taken from the county Jai Here and lynched in the Public Square by the same hat two hours earlier had hanged Horace Duncan and James Coke. The body of Allen was later burned to ashes As were those of the othe negroes beneath the spot where they had been lynched. Following the dispatch of Duncan and Coke some one suggested that Allen and bus Cain two other negroes known to be in the jail should also be lynched. The now Bloodthirsty and wrought up to the highest pitch of excitement readily took u the cry and soon the charred Bones of a third victim Lay beneath the statute of the goddess of Liberty. Cain escaped. Allen and Cain were being held upon suspicion of having murdered o. P. Rouark while Duncan and Coke were accused of assaulting Mabel Edmonson alias Mabel Edwards a White Domestic. Fourteen prisoners got away. When the left the jail at Midnight with Duncan and Coke fourteen prisoners escaped in the excitement. Among them was Cain but Allen was there yet and the second found him hidden under a cot. He was dragged out his hands were tied behind his Back a rope was put around his neck and he marched Down the Street to the Tower in the Square. Two men climbed up the Iron Stair Wayand stood upon the platform with Allen Between them. One of these men who held a lantern in his hand faced the crowd and waving his hand toward the negro said a ladies and gentlemen this is will Allen the Man who murdered old Man Rouark. What shall we do with him a a hang him a cried the crowd. Throw him a can anyone identify this Nigger a asked the spokesman. A hold up the lantern a some one shouted. The Man put the lantern up so that it shone into the face of the negro and some one said a yes i identify him. Hang at this the crowd laughed. A Are you will Allen a asked the orator. A yes but i did no to kill Rouark a he answered. F a Well who did a a i Only know what i heard that bus Cain kit led him a the negro answered. A make him spit it out. Make him confess a the crowd shouted. The Man with the lantern shouted again a is this Nigger guilty yes or some one shouted a yes a others said a no. A the was undecided. While the crowd was debating the second Man on the platform began tying a rope to the railing. Thrown off the Tower. The negro stood directly above the smouldering Ash Heap from which the smell of burning flesh arose but he stood erect while the Man with the lantern harangued the and the crowd jeered at the negro. In the meantime the rope had been place food to work on is food to Liv on. A Man works to live. He must live to work. He does both better on Uneeda biscuit the soda Cracker that contains in the most properly balanced proportions a greater amount of Nutriment than any food made from flour. Uneeda biscuit National biscuit company de around Allens neck and presently the Hangman caught the negroes ankle lifted him and threw him Over the railing. Allen turned a Summe Sault in the air and As the rope became tight his neck cracked like a pistol shot. The rope broke and he fell into the bed of Coas on the top of the other two negroes. There he kicked and floundered around until another rope was brought thrice looped around his neck and he was again suspended in midair. More boxes were brought another big fire was kindled and soon the swaying figure now dead fell into it sending up an arrows Spray of Lave Sparks. After that most of the men went Home but some men and boys stayed by the Tower All night and fed the fire. When Daylight broke on the scene there remained Only the blackened trunks and charred remains of the three negroes. Women and children witnessed Lynching. Five thousand persons saw the Trio hanged and burned. Among the crowd of spectators were hundreds of women and children boys and girls. In a Hall overlooking the Plaza an easter dance was in Progress. The music stopped while the dancers crowded to the windows and watched the writhing Black bodies and the flames that finally consumed them. Souvenirs of the night consisting of a Button from the trousers of one of the negroes a piece of the Hangman a rope end other pieces of relics were eagerly bought by Many among Tho crowds that gathered at the scene. Causes of earthru4kes continued from Page 1. Of it Foley a Honey and tar contains no opiates and will not constipated like nearly All other cough medicines. Refuse substitutes. Sold by Arlington pharmacy. A a ooh a comment. in by Swift degrees All at once it i3 difficult to say which the sound deepened in volume the tremor became More perceptible the ear caught the rattle of the window sashes Gas fixtures and other movable objects. A a the Long Roll deepened and spread into an awful Roar that seemed to pervade at once the troubled Earth and the still air above and Geround. The tremor was now a rude rapid quiver that agitated the whole lofty Strong walled soon a the floors were heaving underfoot the surrounding Walls and partitions visibly swayed to and fro the crash of failing masses of Stone and Brick and mortar was heard overhead and without the terrible Roar filled the ears and seemed to fill the mind and heart dating perception arresting thought until at last the uproar slowly died away la seeming distance. The Earth was still and of the blessed Relief of that stillness a ooh a a a a Hills business College. Chicago in terror again another wave of crime strikes the Windy City after a few weeks of quiet Rood roads pointers some of the views expressed at meeting held last saturday. At the Good roads meeting at the court House last saturday the following remarks were made in the course of discussion and expressed the views of the meeting a better Road system needed throughout the District and county. More knowledge in the science of Road building required on the part of the contractors. A great Deal of unnecessary work is done every year on the High places by of work and attention Given to the of our Roart ways and not a sufficient Low places. More attention should be Given to proper drainage. It has been shown that dirt roads can be kept in Good condition so that Ordinary travel would hardly be interfered with in any weather when the split of drag or any other was used at proper times and in rational manner. It was considered necessary to urge Tho systematic use of the Road drag after every rain on both the dirt streets of the City and on the country roads. As agitation produces enlightenment and ultimately the necessary action it was hoped the local press would continue its efforts and that Public meetings would be held in every school District and appoint delegates to attend the next Road meeting to be held at the court House saturday May 19. Miss Alma Tessmer is doing stenographic work for or. Mac Lionel at Sedalia. Or. Kenneth Wimer accepted a position As bookkeeper with the que i City Telephone company at Sedalia. Eugene Tussey resigned his position at Sedalia to accept chief clerkship in the train master a office at Jefferson City at a salary of $70 per month. Miss Zimmerschied accepted a position As bookkeeper and stenographer with the Brown seed company at Sedalia. P. M. Ritchie graduated from our commercial department and immediately accepted a position in a mercantile House at Eugene mo., and writes that he is getting along All right. We had four Calls in one Day last week but were Able to fill but two of them on account of having no one ready. In several instances lately business men have come to us for clerks and bookkeepers because they understand that our students were thoroughly trained in addition and rapid calculation before leaving school they said they wanted some one that could add correctly. This is something to which we pay a great Deal of attention. show the reputation our school has below you will find a copy of a letter which Speaks for itself Wewoka i. T., March 28, 1306. Hills business College Sedalia to. Gentlemen i will be in Sedalia april 2nd with my sister who will enter your school and take a course As stenographer my sister is a Mere girl and i will thank you to have a Good Home selected for her As a boarding place. You May think strange that i should Send a sister there without making some inquiry of you. It will be sufficient explanation however when i Tell you that Many of your students were once under me in the Public school work and from them i have Learned of your school and its work. Very respectfully Harry h. Rogers. Two fold murders involves numerous attacks upon women in which negroes Are accused cause police on the South Side much concern. Chicago april 17.�?a wave of crime involving two murders and attacks upon women in which negroes figure prominently is engaging the attention of the police of the South Side. Many arrests have been made. The 3outh Side crime record for thirty six hours shows Joseph Clarett murdered by negro Throat slashed with razor died near his Home at no. 288 forty third Street William g. Mowbray superintendent postal substation at Roseland shot Down within two blocks of his Home motive robbery. Mrs. Josephine Higgins no. 3801 Wentworth Avenue mistreated by five Youthful ruffians. Mrs. Hedwig Woydt no. 1418 Indiana Avenue dragged into an Alley off Michigan Avenue by negro in serious condition. Numerous stabbing affray and Many Hyde Park women affronted by negroes. It was at first believed that Clarett was killed by burglars but Robert Nelson a negro who was arrested while running from the place of the killing was identified today by mrs. Clarett As a Man who had been beaten by her husband for insulting her and who made a threat to a get Nelson showed great mental perturbation when confronted by the woman at Dye Park police station and when mrs. Clarett pointed him out he collapsed. Of will nell0r president Sedalia honoured at so Louis today a head of Missouri commercial clubs banquet tonight. Special to the Sentine. St. Louis mo., april 17.�? at the convention of the commercial clubs and newspaper editors of the Southwest held under the auspices of the business menus league of st. Louis today will j. Mellor Secretary of the Sedalia business menus association was elected president of the commercial clubs of Missouri. Widitor George h. Scruton of the Sedalia Sentinel delivered a speech on Good roads this morning. Tonight a banquet will be held in Honor of the six governors of the Southwest and the visitors. Ooh in Coldani a Ricarti put Molg cure a cold in one Day laxative Bromo quinine table. 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