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'BFlTER revenge. agent, gave him sufficient money to pay for the plant, and then proceeded to destroy the whole outfit The committee is now hunting for McBride to Impress upon his mind that his stay in Mitchell must be brief. feud in E LAWLER-M'BRID- THE number to become McBride's SOUTH DAKOTA. John I). Lawler a ot IIe m' an broken Heart ttH Story of Unhappy Marriage The 01 Hi I 1 Abuse.l A HUffhted Life. and a KViA-- HE entire outfit of the weekly Mail, a i 1 o n g- - established newspaper in the town of Mitchell, S. D., was destroyed by an indignant populace the other day. Paper, presses, type and other be- "paraphernalia to the longing mrveu miu lue pgWSpaper piaai wcic ,,eet amid publicly burned by a body men. The type was melted. M;;i went up in smoke and woodwork ti,r smashed into the irt)!) presses were This act is anbuiu'redi- of pieces. ther link in the tragedy of the Mail's editor, it. h. Mciiriae. a story of blasted liopf-s- ruined lives and the display. of the malignant efforts to It is said, ruin business is uiixeu up in tne case. McBride and John D. Lawler, president of the First National bank, were a cumber of years ago on friendly terms, the former being editor of the only paper in that section, and the I . dem-orrat- ic j QUEER CHARACTER. Driven from Hs Hesglm Home, Ho Has Kept HI Boyhood Promise. One of the queerest of New York's queer characters is found on Fulton street. He is Hermann Walters, a Hessianthe blackest sheep, as he himself declares, of all the Hessians. Somewhere near Darmstadt his father is the master of a fine old feudal castle. It has been so many years since he left the paternal roof that he has forgotten exactly where it it. Besides he left in the night one night when his father ordered him to go and never come back. He was a boy, then, and the father did not' mean what he said. But the boy did when he obeyed, and he has meant !t ever since. When he was banished from his father's house he drifted around cn the continent for awhile, but the old fatherland was a frigid host, and finally he shipped be fore tne mast, and in a year or two drifted into a permanent haven In New York. He took the name of Hermann Walters then, and he has borne it ever since. The first week after his arrival he wandered into Fulton street. Every one knows him there. He shuffles through the street at all times of the day and night. The blue blouse is always open and expbses a breast that is massive and as hairy as his face. When Garibaldi was running his soap factory over on Staten island in the day time and his unification of Italy plot in a little saloon in Fulton street at night Walters was his bodv ser vant. He knew the secrets nf the Tmi- ians, but he guarded them as well as he Has kept the promise made to his father. DIRK FOR A SWEETHEART. A Disappointed Hartford Lover Commits a Terrible grime. Louise Trebbe, 28 years old, a single woman, daughter of the late Hermann Trebbe, was murdered at her home in South Manchester. Conn., the other morning by Caspar Hartlein, a farm hand, employed to do chores about the place. Hartlein had been in love with his victim and had importuned her to marry him. She did not reciprocate his affection and had repeatedly told him so. She did not fear him and whenever she could escape from his attentions did so. At about 6:33 o'clock that morning she was combing her hair in the kitchen when Hartlein came up behind her, looked over her shoulder and said: "Louise, will you marry me?" She replied, impatiently: "Get away from me, don't bother me." Hartlein turned away with a groan, went into the pan- - LAWLER. latter prominent in the councils of the democratic party. Nine years ago Lawler married Miss Ella Sturgis, daughter of General Sturgis, of the United States army, and went to Mitchell to reside. He became president cf the First National bank and continued in that posi- tion to the present time. Mrs. Lawless widowed sister, Mrs. Dousman of Prairie du Chien, visited the Lawler family and met McBride in a social Mrs. Dousman became attracted way. to McBride, he being a man of more than ordinary ability, and married him. McBride's private; character, however, it is stated, was not of the best. Previous to McBride's marriage to Mrs. .Dousman, Lawler was requested by one' of the nearest relatives of Mrs. Dousman to Inform her of the private character of McBride, and he did so. This was all Lawler did in opposition to the marriage, according to relatives. Many happy social gatherings, trips to the seashore and winter residences in New York followed, until McBride. tiring of domestic jlife, wentafter other A detectand more "exciting pleasures. ive soon reported the matter of violated marriage vows and other acts. Mrs. Dousman separated from McBride and secured a divorce. McBride then returned to Mitchell and commenced systematic attacks upon Lawler, his family and the First National bank. Farmers who deposited in the bank known to McBride, and those who were CASPAR HARTLEIN. j not known, were hunted up and given came back with a vicious looking I a had better take their try, "tip" that they 9 ih. hanV an4 fn nnnca. dirk knife about eight inches long, and m.. .n haence the bank's support among without a word plunged the knife Into her breast, just above the heart. Miss to the floor and died In fifI past three years. Every week's issue Trebbe sank was no witness to i contained some allusion to the bank teen minutes. There Trebbe was Miss and and its president,! based on falsehood, .the fatal deed, "discovered a few minutes later by her but appearing In such a manner that Mrs. Thomas Ward, no action a law could be taken against widowed sister, The murderer lived. she with whom Mm. "j This career of McBride's was Idly Is under arrest. looked upon by the people until the Says Be Can Explain a Crime. news came the other day that John D. Peter Wilden has written to the offl- -, Lawler had suddenly died in Soux City cials at Bristol, Ind.j from Los Angeles, of apoplexy, whither he nad gone on Cal., that he is in possession of evidence business. The full force of McBride's sufficient to convict a well-knoabuse then came home GoBhen, Ind., citizen of murder. He to the citizens, and they resolved to near the crime was committed rid the town of the editor. This crys- - say He Middlebury about 20 years ago. asks whether a reward was offeredevi-at the time and is still in effect for dence that would convict the murderer, will be paid, to promising, if a reward come to Indiana and solve the mystery It is now surrounding a dark crime. were comrecalled that several murders mitted number of years ago. -Wilden named the alleged murderer,- whose identity will be suppressed until better evidence Is forthcoming. JOHN D. -- ; I 1 ! ' 1 wn long-continu- ed Safe Blower Wastes His Time. About a year ago .a safe in the build- Eagle Refining ing occupied by the Ohio, was blown company, In Cleveland,and records were open, but only paperstime the safe has Since that found. which been left open and a placard, information, was bore the following "Mr. Burglar-T- his ' R. H. McBRIDE. hung on the knob: to waste powder, kllized into a meeting of the foremost safe is open. No use The burglar that citizens a short time ' ago, and, as a just ttirn the knob." night sult, a committee called upon Mc-- 1 entered the place Thursday safe was the for not read, could Bride and Informed him that had they and nothing of vlue, j cme to buy his outfit, with the fur-- ? fgSn wrecked proviso that be would have to leave found. town. McBride , assented to the Suicide t One Hundred. opoeition, and stated that he would !sll tlte to the Maher, aged. 100. committed morning plant Monday Henry ' county, the At, the appointed time at bis home In Bell tftizena called on jMcBrlde,: but In; the suicide had been a He day, Maritime he had been bolstered up by for more than 70 years. or nra friends, aid be purposely the ike cot of the reach of the committee, Silk worm eggs are abort the latter1 appointed one of their of mustard seeds. - i ; :. ' gstacher 111(5 -- MILLIONS VANISHED. whose legs were under the mahogany, did not drink. He was of the tribe BUEIED MONEY. referred to. He excused himself about 10 p. m., pleaded a pressing engage- OLD BILL BENNETT WOULD NOT ment, and left the table. He took the MAFCE A WILL. first train he could catch to Philadelphia. There he was driven to the house Had Three Wives and Starred 'Them All of Thomas A. Scott 2 on His Porch and Watched By o'clock the next day the papers were signed and that gave the PennsylTheir Funerals Go By DeathiHear, He vania' control of the Philadelphia, WilHid His Gold. The stock was mington & Baltimore. to be delivered in New York that night. OMEWHERE ' beInexpressibly mortified, chagrined neath the fertile, beyond measure, Robert Garrett deterrolling acres of Old mined in June. 1885, to build a line of Bill Bennett's farm, his own to Philadelphia. First, it was on the southern necessary to get legislative permission outskirts of the litto enter Philadelphia. That seemed tle village of Cadifficult The Pennsylvania had the naan, Conn.,u: forpull of all its locomotives with the legtune In gold, silver islature of Pennsylvania and with the government and Philadelphia city councils. The Pennburied. lies bonds sylvania foughtGarrett with all its Old Bill alone knew strength. But Robert Garrett, on his mettle, got 'where the hidden treasure lay, and old Bill is He ended his miserable permission for his road to enter Phila- life one dead. last and his parting It cost him shot was:day"I can'tweek, delphia in forty days. take it with me, but He paid his secret agents I can $500,000. hide she will never get where it well; he advertised liberally; he exnever live to will My daughter pended large sums in fees to counsel. it No one else shall There were those that insisted that spend that money. spend it either, unless they are smarter should be spelled The Pennsylvania road, finding that than I ever gave them credit for." It Robert Garrett could get into Philadel- is thought that the riches are buried somewhere in the orchard or grain field. phia, determined to patch up a truce A few thousand dollars were - found with him. They agreed to pay him all the liabilitites he had incurred looking stowed away in the closets and under to the construction of the road to Phila- - the carpets, but the bulk of his property was nowhere to be seen. It was known that he possessed at least $100,000 In cash and government bonds. All his life he had toiled and hoarded and scrimped his household. There was only one man whom he trusted. He was a neighbor. To that man he had often shown his bonds and securl- - HIS j THE BALTIMORE & OHIO RAILROAD IN THE COURTS. j The History of the Kosd Reads Like Romance The First Railroad In the United States Criminal Management Is Alleged. n HE story of the Baltimore & Ohio railroad, which has Just gone into the hands of a receiver, reads like a romance. In the first chapter we see an .ira humble American -- 4St citizen engaged in the pursuit of a mule railroad nine miles In length as his source of income. He becomes prosThen the vulture puts In an perous. As we peruse the story appearance. further we see fabulous incomes, of officers, marble mansions, a crop of heiresses, deadly English syndicates, wine, until we wind up with poor, old Uncle Sam as receiver. He suffers for the He officsins of the corporations. iates at their birth and death, but fruits he gathers not. The Baltimore & Ohio is the oldest steam railroad in this country. The first stone of its roadbed was laid in Baltimore on the Fourth of July, 1828, Over the with elaborate ceremony. original length of nine miles mules dragged its cars. Then Peter Cooper, a manufacturer of New York, took to Baltimore a steam engine a curious concern, something like a boiler with a stovepipe in it. And Cooper's engine broke down and the horse express beat it. Then came the grasshopper engines that were exhibited at the World's Fair the embryonic germs of the treSo, mendous locomotives of & is Ohio Baltimore the historically, extremely interesting. The road grew. It was the first to cross the Allegheny mountains and tap the great west. It grew, and, thanks to the energy, the executive capacity, the untiring labor of John W. Garrett, it thrived in time. Garrett was of the type of Commodore Vanderbilt, who created the New York Central, and of Thomas A. Scott, the father of the Pennsylvania. Garrett knew everything about a railroad from the ties to the president's desk. Under his management the road arose to a prosperity that even he had not dreamed of. The Baltimore & Ohio became the city of Baltimore and the state of Ohio and controlled both. John W. Garrett died in 1884, and his son, Robert Garrett, succeeded him as president of the Baltimore & Ohio. Robert Garrett suffered the disadvantage of having a great father. Robert Garrett was a luxurious millionaire. The Garrett holding was then 57,000 shares of the 150,000. But back of Robert Garrett, too, were the shares owned by the city of Baltimore, the Johns Hopkins estate, and others, 114,500 in all. Robert Garrett was the center of the social system of Baltimore. He wished, besides, to rival his great father as a railroad man. There was one railroad between Philadelphia and Baltimore. Robert Garrett wanted it for the Baltimore & Ohio. Thomas A. Scott wanted it for the r --S- j ! f 111 hap-pinessw- lth of-thei- to-da- ai r y. J. PIERPONT MORGAN. (Who Represented the English Syndicate) delphia. They made other agreements that would have profited the Baltimore & Ohio, and Robert Garrett decided not to build the road. He estimated that the project had already cost $2,000,000. The Pennsylvania was ready to pay that. It had really cost to-da- OLD BILL BENNETT, ties.. This man is Sure that the riches are buried on the farm. As a blend of the Blue Beard and the Shylock old Bill was an object of curiosity. He clung to life as he did his money, and when he died he was 85 years old. His life was one long bout with privation and wives. He took three wives unto himself, and he hated each one worse than her predecessor, and neglected her with keener relish. After ten years the first wife obtained a divorce from Old Bill. His second wife died after six years if dieting on hop and salt pork. But Old Bill lived on to see a sight that is rarely granted even to much married men. He saw his first wife laid to rest and his third wife acting as one of the principal mourners. Tilted back in a chair on his porch, with his feet resting on the rail, and an old pipe between his teeth, he formally viewed the funeral procession as a governor would review a parade. When his third wife passed by in the hearse he raised his hat a governor would to the chief of his staff. Then he leaned back and wondered what the procession cost. The ruling passion of old Bill's life was It dwarfed every other sentimoney. ment and killed his wives, one by one. His farm was one of the most fertile and productive in the county, but it yielded its increase only to fill Bill's He built a handsome hidden coffers. house on his farm. He furnished one part of it, and then refused to let his Twice his third wife enter that part wife tried to commit suicide, and twice she was fished out of the little Brum-fox- it river, which flows through the vilA year ago pneumonia came to lage. her rescue and succeeded where the river had failed. For his only daughter, Mrs. Mary Grimes, old Bill cherished hatred. After his third wife died she was his only near relative, but he has disinherited her, and has driven her from his home. self-impos- $8,000,000. The vice-preside- nt ed $8,000,000. ; Philadelphia, for all that remained was to sign some papers. Now, be it remembered, Robert! Garman. rett was never a Arrived in New He drank deep. York, he went to a dinner, party with Some memsome of his old friends. odorous of tribe known as corbers, that were among them. poration lawyers At that dinner the bottle of champagne that cost millions was opened. Robert Garrett drank it. Flushed, he could not keep his triumphant secret. "Congratulate me," he cried. Drink to the B.& O. and her outlet to PhiladelIn two days I will control the phia. & p., W. B." But one man, More corks popped. self-contain- ed . : ESCAPE MADE DIFFICULT. ' ;. An EUborateOeTloe to Puts, an End to " , . Jail Dellrerles. One of the neatest inventions that have,been made recently is the one planned by F. V. Simms. Mr. Slmms was greatly interested in the Jail delivery, and Immediately after the prisoners escaped he set to work to devise a to prevent any similar occurrence, plan the Louisville Evening Post says Mr. -- Simms proposes to surround each cell with an This will be filled with compartment carbon dioxide under a pressure much higher than that of air. In each compartment there will be a small retort containing lumps of marble, covered with diluted sulphurU acid. This will fill thtank with the gas. in another part of the compartment a small rubber balloon, filled with the air or other ga's, ispartly held in place by a wire" frame. Fastened to tne lop or me oanoon is a thin metal plate connected to an electric wire. Directly over the plate is the point of a screw, to which the other wire is fastened. This screw is turned until it almost touches the plate and the' wires are connected with a bell and a battery. When a prisoner bores a hole through the wall of his cell, the carbon-oxid- e fills the room and he is asphyxiated." In the meantime the pressure being.re duced in the compartment, the balloon will expand and the plate will come tn contact with the screw. When ther circuit Is closed the bell will ring and arouse the turnkeys. Mr Simms did not explain about ventilation and this seems to be the chief drawback to It would be a simple matter for the prisoner to open his windows and allow the gas to escape. This might be prevented, however, by connecting two sets of wires with the plate and screw, and the second current will cause an outside shutter to fall and cover the window. This would hardly be necessary, as the sound of the bell would be sufficient to prevent a prisoner's escape. The. wires to the bell are inside of the walls, so that they cannot be cut by a deceitful trusty. air-tig- ht the-pla- gal-lantly- : is- s MRS. EDWARD HAYES. from the yard of E. W. Johnson. The fuel had been carried away in bags, and as there was a hole in the bag the thieves were easily traced hv small nipfips that had droDoed to the ground. The trail lead to a building was stolen in Milton that was occupied in part by the police department and on the upper floor they found Hayes and Ludwlg looking over a quantity of miscellajv eous plunder that was afterward identified by several victims of the burglars. TO THE ICE SHE CLUNG. Terrible Fate of Harriet Ford In the Frozen Scioto River. Mrs. Harriet Ford, of Columbus, Ohio, was found dead in Scioto river a few While mentally deranged days ago. she wander d away from home." Evi- dently she had attempted to cross the river on the ice, and had stepped into an air hole. She had broken through the ice and then made an effort to extricate herself. Her arms were thrown - , vvaqw v. UUI, UVCX above the remained shoulders head and In this position she had surface. frozen to death. The freezing had rendered her arms so stiff that in death they clung to the ice and prevented the corpse from sinking into the stream. - r Vio Tirtlo ennn fmZfl fLTOUlld m mi wi WW.. Xxxv natci the woman's body and held it in an upIt thus presented a right position. by Harry ghastly sight when olscovered was colFord Mrs. Blair, a fisherman. ored, and 60 years old. A Practical Joker Fatally .Shot. Ohio, As Orlando Deweese, of Marion, woman from a young was escorting and church Sunday night, Virgil Eberly a tree. behind from two friends stepped Drawing a revolver, Eberly cried: "Hold up your hands'Deweese then shot Eberly through the lungs and he TTlhorl v and his friends were, At 4ii wo. simply trying to frighten him. Ten years ago all Europe manufactured 82,000,000 pounds of silk, valued at 64,000,000 pounds. t- MRS. MARY GRIMES. He swore that she should never get a He declared h cent of his money. would see it burn before hlfl eyes sooner than let her have it His favorite retreat was his big orchard, back of the house. There he spent most of his time, walking up and down between the of the courts." rows of trees and muttering to himself. Just before h died he. made midnight to the orchard, and it is Wiped Oat the FamUy. pilgrimages John Mackin, 22 years old, of Jer- where the, searchers hope to find the sey City, Thursday night shot and in- treasure. When the frost is out of the stantly killed Lizzie, his wife, 21 years ground a systematic search will be bid, and Mrs. Bridget Connors, aged 54. made. But though every ln.n; of the her mother, and mortally wounded ground has been gone over, not one spot Morris Connors, cged 56, his has bee&vfonad which looks as ifand Mllrer might conceal geld and L has learned that her husband is a burglar. The woman's maiden name was Annie Zeigler, and she wedded Hayes after a short acquaintance, he having represented that he was worth considerable money, and, therefore, was not compelled to work. Hayes took his wife to Milton, where they were living happily until Monday, when he was arrested on three separate . charges of burglarly. Clarence Ludwick, his companion, was also taken into custody, and they are now behind the bars at Sunbury. Burglaries have been numerous around Milton the past month, and on Saturday last a quantity of coal as y, And it is said Stephen Little, the expert accountant, who went to Baltimore to examine the Baltimore & Ohio's books, found the books doctored. There are hints of journal entries that bear the initials of the officer requiring them to be made, thus to relie.ve the accountant of the responsibility. Enhancement of the market prices of securities is madje on the books to appear as income, and no change was made when the value of the securities again declined. It is understood, too, that Mr. Little found 150 engines laid up, useless, for want of repairs. John K. Gowan, who resigned his seat in congress to become the Baltimore & Ohio's president pne week ago, is now made a receiver of the property for the United States courts. He will continue to operate the railroad much as though nothing had happened, but ther creditors of the company will be told when they press their claims: "You can do nothing. The company Is in the hands Rude Awakening: of a Girl Who Married In Haste. Mrs. Edward Hayes, of Trevorton, Pa., who was married two weeks ago, entered susl'for a divorce in the courts at Sunbury, a day or two ago, as she i came. ROBERT GARRETT. Who revealed a secret that cost the Baltimore &.Ohio railroad ' His canning was keener than m the. spirit land old Bill ana 7, still last laughs and best ; MARRIED A "BURGLAR. Pennsylvania withdrew from the agreement. The game was not worth the candle to them. Robert Garrett built his road. It proved a fearful drain The road on the Baltimore & Ohio. floated $17,000,000 of securities on the strength of that road between Philadelphia and Baltimore. But a large part of that money was diverted to other parts of the Baltimore & Ohio system, and was dissipated by peculiar financiering. The Baltimore & Ohio found itself cn the brink of insolvency in October, 1887. Drexel, Morgan & Co. which is to say, the J. Pierpont Morgan advanced of reckonmoney that delayed the day Pennsylvania railroad. was the But, before lending a cent, Mr. railroad That Philadelphia, ing. & at Just Baltimore. that Morgan demanded that Robert Garrett Wilmington most desirable resign the presidency. time it was naturally the & Samuel Spencer, who was thing in the world to the Baltimore of the Baltimore & Ohio, became Ohio and to the Pennsylvania. Robert Garrett generally got any- president in Mr. Garrett's stead. Mr. thing he wanted. Wanting the Phila- Spencer is of the firm of Drexel, Morgan delphia, Wilmington & Baltimore, he Co. Miss Mary Garrett, who, of course, looked around to see how he could get He learned that several of the inherited a great fortune from her it. in largest owners of the stock lived in father, old John W., put heroffhand a She the almost half owned her large paid loyally Boston. They pocket stock, and with that in his possession part of the road's obligations to Drexel, Robert Garrett could easily get control Morgan & Co. Then Samuel Spencer Then came Charles F. had to go. of the majority. The road; conHis negotia- Mayer as president So he went to Boston. down. to successful. His were tinued Bad, aye criminal, go eminently tions to to keep up Robwas was resorted stock offer for the accepted. bookkeeping Althe price of stock for gambling purert Garrett went to New York. Balsaw he mind's the his in eye poses. ready The stockholders of the road have timore & Ohio trains rolling into the & Baltimore been for years deluded by false reports Philadelphia, Wilmington Prime and Broad streets, of the company's profits by a peculiar depot at system of bookkeeping. For six months ending Dec. 31 last the company reported net earnings $4,116,220, but on Saturday it was unable to borrow the $400,000 needed to and the eras A pay interest due EX-PRESIDE- NT bonds. VY 4 : n.