The Austin Statesman. (Austin, Tex.), Vol. 19, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 9, 1891 Page: 1 of 8
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AUSTINTEXAS THURSDAY JULY 9 1891
HE DIED FOE LOVE.
i. yO'fiSG HOOSlEE'd BRIEF BUT 1N-
1 SRESTINU CAREER.
JtlU-d H Shoots His Successful Blval.
Fi. m.-.is in M holesal'e Arson and
T nen Bores aB!g Hole
in Bis Worthless
Coti'TU :. us Ind.t July 6. At Hope
tV!s uouvy at 2 o'clock yesterday
morning William Bullard a worthless
young ai.io went to the residence of
Goo. Rot h rock living in the suburbs
f.nd calling hini out of bed to the
door shot him thn.e times one load
.si i ikinf? i i the left face one in the
it ft h ind and arm and one in his
burk . i it latter as he turned to escape
trou: the then unknown assassin into
the hor.-c. All his wounds are serious
iH Tioc u aeessarily fatal.
TL is forenoon officers came upon
'liuUftio. iot far from the scene of the
'jjurilor. He swore he would not be
captiif.'il and kept the officers at bay
vitb t'A- revolvers. George Hufmas-
! hr on i f the deputies finally made
an e.oi" to shoot the desperate man
received a dangerous wound in the
tliiiru. l'ullard saw he would be taken
u"l with a curse on his lips he turned
one of i) s revolvers to his breast and
ti: . i. 'J he ball penetrated the lung.
li'ii 1 was a rejected suitor of the
witi1 i.l Rothrock before the latter
tjj.i' i v )' her a year ago and it is
ijioi.;;' his attack was the result of
jv;..on . Bullard is also the man
who ' i:ee weeks ago attempted to
Tira a ' y assault Miss Grace Bowman
v hi!i.' ;i eep at home. She was then
p ya "Hi and has since been married.
8he. : u had rejected Bullard's at-
'i.ii !r i.if. It is also known that Bull-
)rd the incendiary who burned
e;gl..l iivrna in the Hope neighbor-
hood during the last six days and
also c.j; emitted several robberies.
Tt'u . tizens were so indignant they
fttt'.'iir'ed to hang him to a lainp-
y jt i hough mortally wounded and
Ivi.iK i ip on the ground. To-night
ho v. -h 'irouget to this city to prevent
t lo j M .; at Hope from hanging him.
jr- .. ant having been filed
!i'ai him the sheriff refused to put
hvu i jail and the city hospital re-to'-:'
u receive him because he had
no i . . -ly and no one would be respon-
sible ' niin. Finally he was turned
over t . . i town trustee who sent him to
(.lie iv. r farm to die of his wounds.
'J )' v ' itizens of Hope are greatly ex-cilc-il
( id it is feared they will mob
and !i ig him yet if he does not die.
1' i- understood that Bullard also
kre.' hat Rothrock was watching
liiu. to ;et evidence to convict him of
the i.i( ndiarisiu above referred to and
bud b.it added incentive for revenge.
THEY WERE IN IT.
.J. Jill. GAMBLING CONCERN RUN BY.
IF ED STATES ARMY OFFICERS.
iiv. i &.UL Minn. July 6. Colonel
;".;.. ii' C. Mason in command of the
Q'ii-u Regiment United States In
fantry stationed at Fort Snelling will
h.tvo i chance to explain to Secretary
P Oft? why a gambling house is per-
ui ro do run on me military re-
.-evv.tt lou by United States soldiers.
A h w days ago Colonel Mason sent
a ieHerto Mayor Smith complaining
1!i t hotel-keeper across the river
- i Knelling was keeping a gambling
. hi nt whieh the soldiers were being
i!e;i;l and asked that the house be
rlo wl The matter was given atten-
t ;.i tut tht interesting discovery was
iiK.:li' hat gambling had full swing
win) hi a stone's throw of Colonel Ma-
itvi'ii quarters on Government prop-
si ry u d under his jurisdiction.
A epresentative of your paper
ft n;. I that the gambling center was
tLf 1 1 llding formerly UBed as the ad-
;i o t !' i s office. At 8 o'clock last even-
u. i os a single sentry was seen and
to ;d. intents and purposes military
tai rk" were dead. Walking along the
f-.itlt? ! the stone building an open
J j r . iy was observed from which
bf i ; i . ed a ray of light. Entering un-
ci. iged the investigator found him-
in a room lighted with hanging
hu ;: ns. Two baize-covered tables
ran .m end to end of the room acd
at .i'm ;i table a game of stud poker
vp'- ;i full blast. Seated around the
ti bit. and standing uo against the
35': Vtst of all in Leavening Powers
walla were privates and non -commissioned
officers in uniform.
The tables had evidently been pre
pared for playing having a circular
place cut out where the dealer sat
with an open drawer in front of him
wiiich contained on one side money
and on the other stacks of regular white
and red chips. The games were played
in regular fashion and money changed
hands ofteD the dealer las usual get-
ting a big rake-off. In a small cup-
board were three kegs of beer which
was served out freely by a soldier in
uniform to the players.
A MODERN RIP VAN WINKLE.
A GERMAN TAKES A SNOOZE WHICH
LASTS SIXTEEN YEARS.
Winona Minn. July 6. This whole
country is stirred up over the awaken-
ing of Herman Harms known as the
Minnesota sleeper who has been tak-
ing a sixteen years' nap. He is very
much emaciated but appears to be
entirely rational and there is hope that
he may recover. The case is a most
peculiar and uncommon one; one that
has baffled the skill of the best physi-
cians. It is also one that presents a
vast field for research. Mr. Harms
lives on a farm a few miles north of
St. Charles Minn. He was born in
Germany in 1838. He was married
to Miss Buseman in 1863 and
his faithful wife has guarded him.
through all these years of torpidity.
Some sixteen years ago he was at-
tacked by a fever and had intense
pains shooting through his head. His
physician recommended him to movo
to a colder climate Minnesota. He
accordingly moved to this state thir-
teen years ago. During his stay in
Illinois he did not sleep all the time
but since he came here he has slept all
of the time except an interval of a
year anv a half beginning with 1881
and two months of 1889 and 1890.
When he was sleeping he could only
be awakened by his wife touching him
on the head. Calling had no effect on
him. He took no nourishment at all
to speak of and then only when
aroused from his comatose condition
HAS JOE THE JIMJAMS ?
HE DISCOVERS A SKELETON OF THE
MYTHICAL RACE OF CYCLOPi.
Buzzard's Bay Mass. July 6.
Joseph Jefferson the actor has made
an astonishing find on the summer
place which he has purchased here
near that of President Cleveland. In
laying out the ground and making
alterations it became necessary to re-
move a sand hill of large size. The
workmen while doing this found the
skeleton of a man that filled them
with astonishment from its great size.
When an attempt was made to lift up
the skeleton it crumbled away all
except the skull. A workman laid
down by the side of it however and it
was estimated that it must have be-
longed to a man at least 6 feet and 5 or
8 inches in height. The most peculiar
thing brought to light however
when the skull was taken to Mr. Jeff-
erson and by him examined. It was
like ordinary skulls only larger ex-
cept that it had so far as could be
seen no place where the eyes had
been. There was one hole in the cen-
ter of the forehead that might have
once served for one eye. This led Mr.
Jefferson to believe that he had per-
haps discovered the skeleton of a
cyclops. Mr. Booth who was paying
Mr. Jefferson a visit said when he
saw the wonderful skull that he and
his brother actor had a chance at hand
to play "Hamlet" with a skull such as
it had never been played with before.
All the scientific gentlemen in the
neighborhood have been as unable to
give an explanation of the skull as
were Mr. Jefferson and Mr. Booth.
Mr. Jefferson will no doubt be glad to
receive suggestions from men of science
that may throw light on the matter.
Kino Fisher O. T. July 7. United
States District Judge A. J. Searcy
rendered a decision today which if
sustained will have an important
bearing on the site of the Cherokee
outlet. After the removal of the
Cherokee Live Stock association from
the Cherokee strip the Cherokees
placed about 30000 head of cattle on
the land. By executive orders issued
through the war department these
were being removed by troops. A
decision was rendered this afternoon
adverse to the Cherokee title and if
sustained virtually extinguishes all
ngnts or me Unerokees to tne laud.
D. $. GcVt Report Aug. 17 X8S9
LANDED ON A REEF
THE SURVIVOR OF THE CREW
LOST IN THE STORM AT '
WENT DOWN IN THE 0Y0L0NE
Horrible A ecldcut In Which a Child Loses
Its Life Yesterday' Texas Hap-
pening by AVI re.
Galveston July 7. The party sent
out to recover the bodies of Robert
Frankovich Frank Miltovitch Pete
Strangle Jack Speech and "George"
who were drowned off South Point
during the gale Sunday night re-
turned this evening with the body of
Pete Strangle which had been washed
up and lodged on a reef and upon
which an inquest will be held tomor
The searching party made a
thorough examination of tho waters
in and around South Point
and spent the gi eater ' part of
the day diving in the vincinity
of where the fishing sloop capsized
but to no purpose. They returned to
night to renew the search early in the
morning by direction of Sheriff Tier-
nan who is making every effort to re
cover the bodies.
Vincent Sagovich sole survivor of
the crew of the six that manned the
sloop says that when the storm came
up tney were lying at ancnor in
a cove inside of the point with
sails reefed anchors out and everything
made taut to weather the gale. They
passed safely through the storm of
Saturday night and Sunday but
when the terrific squ ill came Sunday
night about 9 o'clock it fairly lifted
the little vessel out of
the water and drove her
with tremendous fury out into East
bav. where after struezlinz with
winds and waves she cansized about
a mile and a half from the point and
her mast was driven into tne mud and
all on hoard were thrown into the an
gry waters. He was the only one of
me party mas couiu swim uu
after a desperate struggle he reached
shore in an exhausted and almost
senseless condition. After recovering
he kept a sharp lookout for his unfor-
tunate companions until late the next
day when he hailed a passing vessel
and was brought to the eity.
Georgetown July 7. One of the
best lectures yet heard from our plat-
form was delivered last evening by Dr.
Coke Smith of Nashville on the sub
ject of "Labor." Labor he says is
the basis of intelligent life. Every
thing in nature works often silently
but surely and steadily toward the ac
complishment of its mission. He
thinks every man has a work in the
world for which he is specially fitted
and if he can only find the right
thing though it be the carpenter's
trade that man is as surely called by
God as though he were called to
preach the gospel. Work is a law of
nature and brings happiness if it is the
work for which you have aptitude.
High valuation was placed upon every
class of every honest manual labor
but it is tne great thinkers at last that
move tne world of Droizress. Dr.
Smith thinks it a miscouception of the
idea of heaven to suppose it a place of
perpetual idleness and aimlessness.
He believes with Mrs. Browning who
says: "1 count that heaven itself is
only work to a surer issue."
rrof. Pettit ha9 organized a vocal
class in elementary sight sinciug.
The chorus continues to improve in
numbers and in quality of work.
The little children on the grounds
are being drilled in calisthenic.
Ine bundav school normal con
ducted by Mr. Dinson is attended and
enjoyed by a large number of people
interested in that Hue of work.
A representative from a San An
tonio business college made a talk to
the normal students th s morning.
A. message from bam Jones an
nounces the fact that he will surely
be here on time ready for his first ap
pointment at 8 p. m. July 15.
Mr. Nicholas has an exhibition in
his paviliOD: a ahonoo-raDh which
collects crowds of people especially
small boys and is a center of great
attraction at all Hours.
At 11 this morning and at 2 p. m.
seven contestants representing South
western University Texas University
and Trinity College spoke for the
orator's medal. The decision of the
judges will no: be made public until
San Marcos Mayings.
San Marcos Tex. July 7 This
has been one of the warmest days of
the season. Rain is badlv needed.
but the drouth seems to have come to
Dr. M. C. Lockwood of Cincinnati
arrived this morning and will lecture
touigbt at the C'iiautau';iia tubu'imcle
on "The Evolution of .tiie Boy." lie
is an orator of rare endowments. Dr.
Lockwood will be here all this week
and chautauquans are anticipating
some delightful intellectual treats.
Dr. DuBose's lecture today on "The
Golden Gate" was superb.
The exercises at the C. L. S. C.
pavilion are very interesting and the
schools are progressing finely.
An immense multitude of people are
expected here to greet Sam Jones and
Col. Copeland. They are. comir g from
Tragedy Near Waelder.
Waelder Tex. July 7. For some
time there has been exlsing an old
feud between J. T. Bell and his father-in-law
Henry Lauch and family .
On yesterday Ball went over to the
field where his father-in-law and two
sons were at work gave them an
abusing and told them he was going
back and get his gun and come back
and kill them. The old man and his
two sons left the field and
went home. When Boll returned
not findir. g them at the field he went
to the house and opened fire with a
double-barreled shotgun on the old
man and he was fired at and killed
by the old man and his two boys. The
inquest was held today by Justice
Walker and all were held to await the
action of the grand jury which is now
in session. Bell was an American and
Lauch a German.
Scalded to Death.
SiN Antonio Tex. July 7. A child
of three and one-half years; the son of
Mr. Schmidt lost its life in a horrible
manner yesterday morning at the
father's home In the suburbs east of
Dignowity Hill. The father kept a
small store in the neighborhood of his
house and he "was away yesterday at
tending this. His wife wife was wash
ing clothes in the yard and had a can
of water just taken boiling from the
stove. While her back was turned
the little boy attempted to sit down
on the edge of this. He lost his bal-
ance and toppled backward being com-
pletely enveloped in the scalding
liquid. Death resulted almost imme-
niediateiy. The Late Cyclone.
Baton Rouge. Miss. July 7. It is
raining very hard and still blowing a
gale. Two persons Mrs. Young and
airai uotton were injured iu the c tv
and Mrs. Cotton is in a very critical
condition. The losses in the city will
aggregate $250000. The damage to
tne penitentiary is about $50000.
John Fahey one of the wounded con-
victs died at 5 o'clock this morning
He was from St. Lanory parish and
was serving a life sentence for murder.
He had served fifteen years when re-
lieved by death. The other
Wounded are doing well. The wreck
of the tow-boat "Smoky City" left
this morning in tow of the steamer
Woods for Louisville. The damage to
the boat is about $10000.
Recommended for Pardon.
Baton Rouge La. July 7. The
board of control of the state peniten-
t ary met this evening to take an esti-
mate of repairs and will recommend for
a pardon the prisoners who did brave
O.UU uieritunuusworK aunng tne dis-
aster. Among those who will be reo
ommended will be Judge Ford and
Wm. Buckley sentenced for killing
Cant. Mlirnliv T.nnfa fllaira m'li i"rl npan
of Hon. Patrick Nealy and other New
Orleans nnnvint.a It. is eaiil fha .
ommendations will be acted on at
Caught In a Cyclone.
Baton Rouge. La. July 6. This"
morning at 5:30 the tow boat Smoky
City was caught in a cyclone in the
MissisRinnf river ftva rmlaa Vialriur Imra
and completely wiecked. All the uppe
"uiiiB were uiowu 10 pieces coming
but thehull remaining. Several of
the rraur'wprA inlnrort Thfl atanm
boat Alto is sheltering the crew wait-
lug iur reiiui .
Chip From Chicago.
Chicago Ills. July 7. During a
storm last night a captive balloon at
the World's fair valued at $30000
was struck by lightniDg and destroy-
ed. The French aeronauts HnrMowl
and Pallia were severely injured.
a drunKen sailor named i'eter Mo-
naird. nnt.arnd n. flalann In nuinloinm
street last night and demanded
liquor iie was reiused and picking
up a revolver lying behind the coun-
ter fired two shots killing Frank Gil-
roy and fatally wounding Eiward
Sold at Auction.
Fort Worth Tex. July 7. The
Houston Street railway together with
all its franchises and property and a
lot of real estate the property of the
Fort Worth Land and Street Railway
company was sold today to S. D. Lov-
ing representing the Boston bond
holders for $75000. The property
had been bonded for $175000.
Col ambus 3
Base hits Columbus 7 Boston 8."
Errors Columbus 5 Boston 2.
Batteries Knell and Downer Baffinton
FOUR MURDERERS EXECUT
ED BY ELECTRICITY AT
SING SING NEW
A SHOOS! AND ALL WAS OVER.
Description of the Execution Chair and
the Scene In the Death Chamber
by Witnesses Present.
Sing Sing N. Y. July 7. The kill
ing of the four murderers Slooum
Smiler Wood and. Jugiro was done
this morning. Slocum was killed at
4 :42i Smiler was put to death at 5:14
Wood met his doom at 5:39 and Jugiro
was killed at 0:00.
About 4 o'clock the witnesses and
jurors were let into the death chain
ber. The experts had previously ex
amined everything and said they were
satisfied the machinery of death would
work perfect. At 4 o'clock Slocum
walked into the death room accompan
ied by Father Credon. He seemed to
be making tremendous efforts to keep
his composure. He had received Fath-
er Creden's last office and had declar-
ed himself ready to die. He was then
firmly strapped into the chair and the
death current turned on. Death was
instantaneous. There was a sudden
contraction of the nerves and then all
Smiler followed next. Rev. Mr.
Edgerton cheered him up. Before
Smiler had time to think he was strap
ped into the chaii and in an instant
later a current of electricity was flash
ed through him that sent him into
The next followed was the negro
He had been worked up to a state of
religious enthusiasm and while in
tnis frame 01 mind ne was lastened to
AND KILLED BY THE FATAL SHOCK.
Ingiro was stubborn to the last.
There was the usual ferocious Qgly
look on bis face. He was closely
guarded and short work made of him.
There was no apparent hitch in the
four executions and they were pro
nounced a success. The death of the
four men appeared to an observer to
be Dainless and death came like a
flash. It was one awful shock and
Doctors took charge of the bodies.
after death and began an autopsy to
discover as lar as possible now rapid
had been the killiug and the precise
The witnesses were besieged by the
reporters as soon as they made their
appearance from the prison. All of
them refused to say anything how-
ever except that the executions had
passed off without any hitch and bad
Jbeen a success. Warden Brown had
laid strict injunction of secrecy upon
all and had evidently made such an
impression on their minds that they
were loth to talk. All looked thor-
oughly used up and exhausted. They
had been through a terrible ordeal
and the effects were plainly visible.
E.A. Brown purchasing agent of
the state prison said that there was
no doubt that the executions were ab-
solutly painless. "The horse killed
yesterday in the final test of the ma
chinery" he said "was done before he
Tell its eyeballs were as natural as in
life after death and this was the con-
dition of the men put to death. Each
walked calmly to death and there was
not a struggle or a hitch at any stage
of the proceedings. When the cur-
rent was turned into a man's body he
DIED SO QUICKLY
that it was difficult to realize that
death had occurred."
The witnesses to the execution gath-
ered at the prison in response to the
warden's invitation half an hour be-
fore the time fixed for the execution to
take place. The warden had invited
the full number of those whom the
law authorized twelve and all were
present.. The law does not require
their presence but only says that a
certain number shall be invited.
Warden Brown bad declined to permit
representatives of the press to have
access either as witnesses or an associ-
ations and it was known several days
before the execution that the facts
must be obtained from private citi-
zens who had been invited.
MORE HAYTIEN NEWS.
WHAT MINISTER DOUGLAS' MULATTO
New York July 7. The steamship
Prince Wilhelm III. arrived with sev-
eral members of. the Haytien revolu
tionary party aboard. The main fact s
of the massacre from May 23 to June
are fully corroborated. The private
secretary of Minister Douglas is a mu-
latto named Bassett said to be e.ther
an incompetent man or he resorts to
fraudulent practices and he is virtu-
ally minister. It is true that Minister
I Doa'toe boars tlie mord blame for the
massacre m he could have pat a stop
to it by a sign; Minister Douglas was
locked in his apartments in TiKxeon
villa by Bassett when the firing com-
menced. At a meeting of consul Bus-
sett said while the people lynched
negroes in the United States the col-
ored race had a right to kill as many .'
white men as possible where they were v
in power and tho only fault he r ad to
find was that Hipnolyte did not nhoot
every white man in Hay tL
Galveston Tex July 7. The
storm which passed in from the Gulf
Sunday night has deoreased in In
tensity and is now only an area of low .
pressure extending in a trough su&rre
from north Texas to the lower lak
region. An area of high pressure is
moving in from the northwest. Heavy
rains are falling throughout titu
country except over the New England
and middle Atlantic states where the
weather is clear.
The weather is also clearing over'
Texas. The temperature has risen
generally except over the" excreiiia .
northwest and Rocky mountain slot o
where it is falling.
COTTON BELT BULLETIN. 1
Stations of Oalves- - Katn
ton District. Max. Min. full.
Galveston 86 83
Abilene 98 72 --
Bplton 104 91
Brenham 9 7f '
Corsicana 1.00 68 '
Columbia 90 78 "
Oureo 98 7(i '
uallas 98 7:'
Hnarne 94 7-j
Houston 91 74
Huntsville 98 74
Lonuview 98 Ti
Orange 88 74
Palestine 91 6S
Sherman 98 71
Tyler 92 6S '
Waco 1.00 7J
Weatherford 1.00 70
Mean 98.1 Tl
CHAIRMAN TAUBENECK GITES
VIEWS ON THE PROSPKOTS.
Cincinnati O. July 7. H. F.
Taubeneokchairman of the national
committee of the People's party is at
Frankfort Kentucky taking personal
control of the organization of tho
state for cii i ii'nn polling a
heavy vote for the people's caart i'lataa
at the election to be held Augmt 8. 1
Mr. Robert Schilling will loin hiin
on the 18th. It is understoo 1 thnv ru
hopeful of largelresults. A nrlvata
circular has been fissued by Secretary
Schilling in which he says "A victory
or even a large vote in Kentucky will
do us more goDd in other avates tluvu .
hundreds of speeches and u hurulivd. '
tie quotes from a letter received by
Jfom Chairman Taobpneolc iu
which the latter trnva "th
here is extraordinarily good. About '
one-third of the state is already or-
cranizd on the Kannn.ii nlnn nul i. II th-
state will be organized by July 1. The
jjoiuuurauj are entirety ui.'orgaulzutl.
Two thousand dollars to enable us to
Dav sneakers will enrrv r.hn utnfa ami
secure us victory:
A DISTINGUISHED COS: PA NY.
London. Julv l7.-i-Aft
ing with Queen Victoria toe emporor
oi uermany drover to the park where
he critically watched the tiushal ridn
oi tne iiite ttaards a nust pkilful
equistrlan performance. Th. Princ.a
of Wales Duke of Edinbai ijh Duke
or Annalt. the Duke of Coniiano-i nn.l
Prince Henry of B-ittenburg all In
uniiiaub uuuurmi ana mi; friOC-'SSS of
Wales the Prl
- - - - --"- j. a 1 1 J ' ;?--)
Vlntorin. of W m a nrl null..u.rn.i.
. -.v.u.uv.uvil.ljJV! CU
smartly attired in morning dren -
the Life Guards riding. Th- Guards
exhibited well and he teiaperor who
was very enthusiastic over it admired.
It very much saying it wng one of the
finest military spectacles he ual ever
Father and Sua Perinu Together.
St. Louis Ma. Julv 7. J. H. pfni-
llpson and his son were I illod by an .
incoming passenger trait while cros-
sing the track of the Big Four at
Newport. 111. lust
today. Mrs. Phillipson was standing
j" wmuoo bus tracK. ana tier nusliand
and epn were between the rails. Mr.'
Phillipson stepped to on sidu. v bilo
rriA ann mnllrnj 11 .i . ..
vU ouu naiivou uu vue oilier 10 allow
the train to pass. The father r.ui
wivm w unug on ton naiK ana Uotii
were crushei beyond all semblance tc.
hamnn 1 1 I A.1 . ...
uuwau vaults UBiuro tug eyes oi tuo
wife and mother.
Wants the Canven tlon.
St. LOUIS Ma July 7. Pj-esidnt
Bernheimer of the Merchants' ai.
change is sanguine thnt the next
Democratic national convention vd'l
come to St. Louis. At ai y rate he be-
lieves in starting out eariy for It as b
has issued a circular lettt r to the pres ident
of the Mercantile club Cotton
Exchange and St. Louis Mpos'ticn
asking those gentlemen . tj appoint
committees to take into ' nwidoratio .-.
tUt propriety of pushing ! ij fct Louiii
claim for that preference. '
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