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A TRIPLE MURDER FOLLOWED
15V FEARFUL VENGEANCE.
SIX BODIES DANDLE IN THE AIR.
Sunnyside, Texas, the Scene of Action.
Mob Composed < ' Roth Races Takes
Prisoner rom (Juards.
For tlie murder of an old man, a
. hild and a woman, the assaulting of
wo girls, the burning of the home of
luir victims, two of the bodies being
consumed in the flames, six young
. roes were hanged Thursday night
y an infuriated mob of negroes, at
rMiyride, Walker county, Texas.
The 'ist of the lynched follows:
ayette Rhone, aged 30; Will Gates,
< ••! 35; Louis Thomas, aged 20;
con Thomas, aged 13; Jim Thomas,
< 1 14; Benny Thomas, aged 15. .
fall a German from Brenham
as. robbed of .905. Suspicion pointed
tie four Thomas boys and they con
essed to having committed the theft,
aying they had given $3O of the money
to Henry Daniels.
Daniels spent the money and a few
ay: a>ro the four Thomas boys, ac
i-o g to their confession, decided to
either collect their $3O or kill Daniels.
'they carried out the latter part of
the i rogramme. Henry Daniels, an
old negro, lived there in a little hut
with his stepdaughter, Marie, and a
,v. year-old child. Wednesday night
the house <as broken open. Marie
Daniels and the child were killed and
old man Daniels clubbed to death while
trying to protect those in his charge.
The old man Daniels and his step
daughter were thrown into the house aud
the child cast into the well. The house
was set on fire and the negroes left,
thinking that they had covered their
inhuman deed from the sight of the
world. The tire had not attracted
much retention. But when Daniels
and his people did not show up, the
ruins of the house were searched and
the charred remains were found.
Search for the Murderers.
The local officers were assisted by
the best citizens of the neighborhood
in the search for the perpetrators of
the crime. The bloodhounds from
Steele’s plantation Were secured and
they were not long in finding the
Before night they went straight into
the place where the Thomas boys re
sided, and one by one they were se
ared. Fayette Rhone, twenty-one
years old; Will Gates, thirty-five years
old; Louis Thomas, twenty years old;
Aaron Thomas, thirteen years old; Jim
Thomas, fourteen years old, and Benny
Thomas, fifteen years old, were placed
under arrest. The last four are broth
ers. Later on William Williams was
The bloodhounds worked splendidly!
and after the boys were confronted
with the evidence, they confessed to
committing the crime and laid the
killing to Louis, the eldest.
All seven of the prisoners were un
der guard and Thursday night about
12 o’clock the guards were overpower
ed by a strong body of men and the
prisoners taken tow ard the Brazos bot
tom, north of Sunnyside. A little laier
forty or fifty shots were fired and tlfcn
all was quiet. Friday morning, dafc
ling from the limbs time,
Second Attempt at Hold-Up In the Town
A pitched battle, supplemented by a
running fight, in which winchesters,
shotguns and revolvers were used, oc
curred Friday night at Hardaway, a
small town near Albany, Ga.
It was the second attempt to rob
Putney’s store, the tirst one, Tuesday
night, resulting in the death of a negro
porter in the store.
Three desperate negroes, armed to
the teeth, composed one wing of the
fight, while a half dozen law-abiding
citizens constituted the force to which
the negroes were opposed.
Friday night just about the same
hour, 9 o’clock, the same three ne
groes entered the same store. The
same party of white men were in the
store, hut this time they were all
The negroes made the same demand,
but the response was quite different
from what it was on the tirst occasion.
Instantly the guns were brought in
to play. The would-be-robbers were
as quick on the trigger as the white
men and every time a gun sent a load
at them one of their guns sent a load
hack at the white men.
Over twenty shots had been ex
changed before any one was hit. One
of the negroes finally gave a yell and
dropped over. This caused the other
two to start for safety with bullets
whistling after them.
When the negroes entered the store
Mr. Putney was at his- home near by,
with W. F. Gay, a tobacco drummer.
They were at the supper table and
heard the shooting. They both armed
themselves and started for the store
on a run and on the way encountered
•the fleeing negroes. It was then that
a fight, at first hand to hand almost,
ensued and then the running battle
Both Mr. Putney and Mr. Gay es
caped harm, but the impression of
both men is that one of the negroes
was badly wounded.
The negro who was shot down in the
store was found to have eighteen bul
lets in his body and was stone dead
when the smoke cleared away. He is
thought to be Charles Dehem. He had
in his pocket a knife he bought from
Forrester on the night of the first
Butler Goes to Boston and Makes a Ring
The annual banquet of the people’s
party of Massachusetts, held at Bos
ton Friday night, was attended by
nearly 150 persons.
George W. Washburn, chairman of
the populist state committee, presided,
and U nited States Senator Marion But
ler, of North Carolina, made the prin
cipal address of the evening. After re
viewing the political situation and
showing how the great fundamental
principles of the populist party are
gaining ground with all classes aud
conditions of producers and consum
ers, he said:
“The 9,000,000 laborers who are at work in
the cotton fields of the south and the wheat
fields of the west must be protected against
foreign pauper labor, just the same as the
4,000,000 laborers who are employed in man
ufacturing. This must be done, or you
will have no customers for your goods.
“We need a true American system for all
American labor and American industry
Neither the democratic nor the republican
parties have offered us this. They both
offer remedies that are contradictory. The
gold standard and free trade go logically
together, hand in hand.
“The farmers and manufacturers of this
country should join hands on at least two
great economic questions. They should
stand solidly for an American system of
finance, and for a just and equitable system
that will protect all American industry and
American labor. This is the position of the
people’s party; it is the only logically and
true American position.”
GREEKS WIN A BATTLE.
Volo Ileported to Have Surrendered to
A dispatch to The London Times
from Larissa says:
“Volo surrendered last evening to a
force of Turkish cavalry.”
A telegram just received at Athens
says that a great battle has been fought
at Velestino between a Turkish force
of 8,000 and General Smolenski’s
The dispatch states that the Turks
were repulsed with enormous losses.
Smolenski has asked the crown prince
to congratulate the troops.
HOMER, GA.. SATURDAY, MAY 8. 1897.
TILLMAN IS lII®.
THE SOUTH CAROLINIAN ANGERS
MR. MORGAN, OF ALABAMA.
CONTROVERSY WAS INTERESTING.
Repartee Indulged In By the Two South
erners Was Saucy In the Extreme.
“Levity and Bad Language.”
Senator Tillman, of South Carolina,
was heard from briefly and pointedly
in the senate Monday, after a silence
of many weeks, and as usual, his re
marks served to arouse a lively con
It occurred during the consideration
of the free homestead bill.
The bill releases settlers on public
lands acquired from Indians from the
payments now required by law, and
aIRO gives free homesteads on such
lands not now occupied. An amend
ment was offered by Mr. Morgan giv
ing all public lands, not taken up by
homestead entry on January 1, 1890,
to the several stateß and territories
for educational purposes.
Mr. Morgan’s proposition aroused
much opposition. The debate was en
livened by a sharp exchange between
Mr. Tillman, of South Carolina, and
Mr. Morgan. Mr. Tillman began
firing a volley of questions on the jus
tice of giving all the government lands
to land states, thus depriving the other
states of federal aid to education.
“Don’t you suppose,” said Mr. Till
man, “that we have as many poor
children needing education as you
have, and as a matter of decency do
you propose to gobble up all the
“I am not a gobbler,” returned Mr.
Morgan, ‘ ‘so the rules applying to gob
blers do not apply to me.”
Mr. Tillman insisted that the Mor
gan proposition meant that one class
of states was to gobble up all the lands.
He added that his state already had
done much for Mr. Morgan’s state,
peopling it and redeeming it from the
“If so,” replied Mr. Morgan, wdth a
touch of sarcasm, “I am willing to re
turn to South Carolina all the people
she ever gave to Alabama.”
“I have never heard it insinuated
that they were not respectable peo
ple,” said Mr. Tillman.
“Respectable and poor,” observed
“Yes, poor, God knows,” contined
Mr. Tillman, “and because we are
poor w r e protest against your stealing
what they have left.”
For the first time Mr. Morgan
showed signs of irritation, and turn
ing to the presiding officer, Mr. Man
tle temporarily in the chair, he pro
tested against the use of the words
“gobble” and “stealing.” Without
w aiting for a ruling from the chair,
the colloquy proceeded.
“If it is not stealing, it is very
much akin to it,” remarked Mr. Till
Mr. Morgan said it was not sur
prising to hear of “stealing” from a
senator who had proposed to relieve
his state from the federal taxes on
“We have made the liquor laws of
South Carolina so as to benefit the
poor, educate the children, reduce
drunkenness one-half and shut out
every barroom in the state,” respond
ed Mr. Tillman. He added that he
would later discuss the South Carolina
liquor law showing how it could be
well applied to other states.
Mr. Morgan, somewhat ruffled, said
he would not have entered upon this
subject if he had thought it would
lead the senator (Tillman) into such
intoxicating strain. He insisted, he
said, on the orderly conduct of the
business of the senate and lie would
not be taken off his feet by intrusions.
“There was no purpose to take the
senator oft’ his feet,” asserted Tillman.
“I have been here a long time,”
continned Mr. Morgan, “and this is
the first time a senator has attempted
to take me off my feet by remarks
personally offensive, even though ut
tered in a spirit of levity and bad
After Mr. Morgan had discussed the
merits of his amendment Mr. Tillman
secured the floor and disclaimed any
purpose to speak flippantly or discour
teously to Mr. Morgan or to take him
off his feet. This closed the inoideut.
DOUG HER FY DEBFER.YDOES
Continue to Get In Tlieir Work—More
The section of Dougherty county,
Ga., about Albany is thoroughly ter
rorized and the entire popu ation is
armed for instant combat.
A third hold-up occurred Sunday
morning and still another occurred
late Saturday night.
The negroes are so frightened that
it is impossible to get them out ol
doors after dark, and they keep the
doors and windows of tlieir cabins bar
Late Saturday night Mr. E. P. Ho 1
liday, who lives a few miles fron
Hardaway, was on his way home. Hi
hail a considerable sum of money am
a wagon load of provisions. He ha<
hardly proceeded beyond the limits ol
Hardaway before three stalwart liegvoet
stepped into the middle of the road.
With the easy tone of constant prac
tice, the leader ornered “hands up!’
Mr. Holliday, ably assisted by hi
negro driver, obeyed.
Holliday was relieved of sls and the
load of provisions and then ordered t
Sunday morning three negroes, pi e
Bumably the trio that entertained Mr.
Holliday the night before, entered the
home of Cato Moore and, at pistol
point, persuaded Cato and his family
to desert at once. The three then
cooked their morning meal and leis
Cato has been unable to find either
his wife or his two children since the
affair, aud has been too thoroughly
frightened to return to his deserted
The recent hold-ups bring to light
the fact that on April 14th there was
a big hold-up at Climax, Ga., and it
now seems certain that the two men in
jail at Albany had a hand in it.
The store of G. W. English was
held up and the safe robbed of Slid,
while the negroes each took a hat and
a suit of clothes. Mr. English has
identified the negro Homer Mitchell
as one of the three that took part in
the affair. He also stated that he had
identified the hat worn by the dead
highwayman, Denen, as one stolen
from his store.
TWO DEATHS RESULTED.
Later Reports of tlie Pittsburg Fire Show
The fire at Pittsburg, Pa., Sunday
night, which destroyed §3,000,000
worth of merchandise, resulted in two
deaths and the injury of four others.
It involves the complete destruction of
two of the greatest mercantile houses
of Pittsburg, houses of long and proud
The great wholesale establishment
of Thomas C. Jenkins and the mam
moth retail store of Joseph Horne &
Cos. are total ruins.
The burnt section extends from
Fifth street to Cecil alley on Penn
avenue and from Cecil avenue to Fifth
street ou Liberty street, covering an
area of several ocres.
George A. Atkinson and Elmer
Croko, firemen, were killed.
Michael Daly, Robert Badger, George
Meekin, also firemen, were severely
injured. A number of other firemen
are missing and are supposed to be
buried under the walls at Liberty
avenue and Cecil alley.
MINERS MAY STRIKE.
Mine Owner Will Ask For a Iteii .lotion of
Fifteen Per Cent in Wages.
F. P. Clute, manager of the Glen
Mary Coal Mining Company, of Ten
nessee, located ou the line of the Cin
cinnati Southern railroad, says that
the mines along the line of the road
were all about to shut down. He stated
that a demand on the men would be
made for a reduction of possibly 15
per cent in wages aud that if they
declined to accept the cut the mines
would have to close.
Mr. Clute gave as a reason for this
that the state mines, operating con
vict labor, had made such a cut in the
price of coal that the free operators
found they could not operate except
at a loss and pay existing wages to
miners. It is understood that there
will be a general meeting of the
miners of the district in a few days to
consider the matter and decide as to
whether they will quit or go on with
Forest Fires Are On.
Forest fires are starting up again
around Ashland, Wisconsin. A big
fire is raging across the bay and an
other fire is threatening Brule, on the
BANQUET TO BUCK.
Atlanta Friends of Minister to Japan Do
Minister Plenipotentiary aud Envoy
Extraordinary Alfred E. Buck was the
recipient of honor at Atlanta Saturday.
He was tendered an elaborate banquet
at the Kimball House by his fellow
citizens, and they broke bread in his
It was a notable assemblage, made
up every class, all were out to do
honor to the man who will represent
the United States in Japan.
It is safe to say that it was one of
the most representative gatherings
ever held in Atlanta, for class and cir
cles were thrown away and the people
were out simply to give tribute by
their presence to the Georgian who
has made such a huge political suc
cess. There was present, of course,
the political coterie which has stood by
Colonel Buck during his campaign.
There was also there men of every
profession, and all entered into the
occasion as one of great significance.
In response to a toast Colonel Buck
replied in part: “Mr. Chairman aud
Gentlemen of Atlanta: I wish to thank
you for the honor done me by the citi
zens of Atlanta. lam a Georgian and
have the interest of my state at heart,
and in my new sphere I hope you will
not be disappointed in me.
“I wish to thank you for this ex
pression of your kindness from those
who oppose me politically, and yet it
is evident that outside of the political
hall, you are my friends. I am fully
convinced jthat political enemies can
be personal friends. (Applause.)
“I love Atlanta, it is my home, and
some day I hope to return to it and
again shake the hands of my friends.
This city will be my home upon my
return. I love the old red hills of
Georgia and too dearly to bid adieu
“I wish to thank you again for this
magnificent show of appreciation and
say to you the honor will never he for
“Colonel Glenn said that we all
loved Georgia, and that there was a
man seated around the board who is a
brave man and a thorough Georgian.
If this man had been an Indian he
would have been named ‘Not Afraid
to Do His Duty,’ but by the grace of
God he is a white man and is called
the ‘governor of the state. ’ ”
Governor Atkinson said: “I don’t
see why my friends call me a brave
man as I came here tonight to meet
our friend, and I have been meeting
him ever since I have been in public
“If we can’t get the offices, and we
ought to have them, then let us be
thankful that southern men get them,
though of different political convic
tion, What we want is to send abroad
men who will advertise our country
and what Georgians want is to send
abroad men who know this state, her
resources and who can do us good. I
believe in this man we have the right
minister to Japan. What we ask of
him is to let the people of Japan know
that we are the greatest nation on the
globe and that Georgia is the greatest
state.” (Loud applause.)
“Colonel Glenn said that he knew
Colonel Buck would be the greatest
man in Japan, and that there wa6 one
individual around the board who was
going to see to it that Georgia cotton
was sent from his factory to the east
and not returned, and that gentleman
was Major J. F. Hanson, of Macon.*”
Major Hanson made an eloquent
speech in behalf of the indus
tries of this country, and implored
Col. Buck to see that the cotton of this
section was brought to Japan and not
He hoped that the appointment of
his friend would lead to the opening
of the ports of the eastern countries to
the commerce of this country.
Hon. Hoke Smith wus introduced
here and made a speech that called for
frequent applause. He said that he
was sorry to see that the republicans
had an opportunity to fill the offices,
but he rejoiced that they had at least
filled one of them wisely.
“We are proud that the representa
tive of Japan has been chosen from our
midst. We are thankful that we are
in a position that does not cling to
either party to have the interests of
the south looked after.”
A number of other prominent men
made brief speeches.
Just before the clock struck twelve
the banquetters sang “Auld Lang
Syne” and “We Won’t Go Home Till
Morning,” and then closed by drink
ing to Colonel Buck’s good health.
Secret Drawers in Use.
It is not alone in stories that secret
drawers,hiding places in furniture anil
private passages underneath houses ore
to be found nowadays. They are to
be found also in modern New York.
According to a cabinet maker, orders
are frequently received by him for
pieces of furniture made with hidden
reoeptacles. He keeps one designer,
in fact, whose work consists in con
triving false bottoms and secret draw
ers for desks, ohairs and tables.
“Rich women,” he declared re
cently, “are the most frequent cus
tomers for this sort of work, and I
have no doubt that it is because they
cannot trust their servants, or that, if
honest, the servants seem too curious
about their mistresses’ affairs. ” In
teresting coincidences have come to
his notice of the sudden failure in
business of the husband of some
woman who had just received from his
shop an ingenious cabinet. The cab
inetmaker has no doubt that valuable
securities were hidden therein from
An odd thing, too, in the furniture
trade is the fact that most of the “old
English oak settees,” chairs of the
reign of Anne, etc., supposed to be
antiques, are manufactured out in
Grand Rapids, Mich.
As for the underground passages
there are more of them in New York
than in a medieval town. They are not
all secret, but under uptown mansions
built within ten years there are some
which only the owner and the builder
know about. Under the Vanderbilt
chateau at the plaza there is one which
runs from a point beneath a rear room
out to the edge of the street, where
the exit is concealed by a slab which
looks like a part of the pavement. In
case of robbery or any other danger
within the house escape could be made
through this passage to the street
where an alarm could he sounded,
Guards at the doors would thus be
caught at their posts, not knowing
that any one within the house had
passed out of it.—New York Press.
He Had Fallen Off.
Patrick was anew man in the light
horse regiment, but his cheerfulness
and witty replies had already estab
lished him as a favorite. He had one
drawback, however, and that wns his
awkwardness when on a horse’s back.
Naturally his position required the
opposite of this, aud Patrick worked
hard and faithfully to acquire the ease
and naturalness of his comrades when
riding. He congratulated himself
that this was at last accomplished;
but one day when on parade his horse
shied and threw him with considerable
force. When he regained conscious
ness he found that his arm had been
broken by the fall. With his usual
characteristic good humor the poor
fellow Bmiled in his paiu as he said:
“Well’ well, it’s too bad. I thought
I had improved in my riding a grent
deal, but instead I have fallen off.” —
Harper’* Round Table.
Lavender Dying Out.
Lavender is still used in English
linen closets, but the supply is threat
ened with extinction. The growers
in the village of Hitchin, one of the
chief centres of the lavefider indus
try, assert that owing to a succession
of bad seasons the plant is dying out
there, and that,moreover, they cannot
compete with foreign imitations of
lavender water. The business of
growing and manufacturing lavender
is mainly in the hands of Quakers.
Cbolly —My dear fellow, I do wish
you’d lend me that ten I asked for.
It’s a case of life or death.
Tom—How can that be?
Cholly—Why, I’ve got to pay five
of it to Algy, or my credit will be