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An Iowa Desperado

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Day
17
Month
August
Year
1888
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Public Domain
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Frank Gallup, a member of a rather tough fainily in Shcnaudoah, lowa, began bcating his father the otber night. So brutal was he that a nuinber of citizons interfercd, when younar Gallup iircd into tho crowd, killiug F. K Pine. Tho unexpeotod shot and the dire consequenees following it threw the i-itizens Into confusión, but they soon ralliod umi made an advance to the house where Gallup had retreatcd. The young desperado soon appe,ared with two revolvers, opening a fusilado with deadly effect. The flrst man to fall was Dave Campbell, who was shot through the neck and fatally wounded, The next was Bird O. Rice. He was shot through the heart and died iustantly. T. A. Wiufray was the last man to drop with a bullut through his leg. In the mcuntiinoold man Gallup was shot through the shoulder, but it is not known by whom. Young Gallup returncd to the house and began making preparations for an escape, when Mooney Fletcher tired a shot from a rifle which, it was subsequently ascertained, went through the desperado's arnis and his body, kiliing him icstantly. This latiiT fact was not known to the crowd uutil Gallup's wife cried out to the erowd to stop Uring, that her husband was dead. The citizens fearing treachery called her out, and giving her a rope told her to fasten it about her husband s neck. This she did, and the wliolesale murderer's naked body was dragged through the strcets until it was fearfully mutilated. It was flnally deposited on the floor of tho city hall, whero it was viewed by hundreds of citizens during the day. Old man Gallup and his wifo were arrested and lodged in jail. The two dead men, Pine and Rico, 89 woll as tho wounded wero prominent citizens. There is no chance for Campbell's recovery and his death is expected momentarily. MAXWELL HANGED. Last Act in the Sfc Louis Traedy. Hugh M. Brooks, alias Maxwell, wa hanged in St. Louis, Mo., on the lOth inst. for the murder of his friend Charles Arthur Preller in that city. JIISTORY OK THE CKIME. At about 10:30 o'clock on the morning of April 14, 1885, a most startling discovery was made at the Southern hotel, St. Loui9, by a trunk dealer who had been called in to open a suspicious looking trunk found in room No. 144. The trunk was the property of a man who had registered on March 31 as Walter H. Lennox Maxwell, M. D. On opening the trunk the body of a man was discovered jammed into the box in a distorted position, with the head to one sido and the knees drawn up as close as possiblo. The pólice were immediately notified and an investigation made. At flrst the body was Bupposed to be that of Maxwell, but f urther investigation proved it to be that of Maxwell's eompanion, who had lately joined him and was registered as "C. Arthur Preller, London, England." The corpse was almost nude. Not a feature of the countenance was rccognizable, being so discolored and distorted. Just beside the head was pasted a piece of white paper with the inscription, "So perish all traitors to the great cause." Clothes and other possessions, including an empty chloroform bottle which was identified by a druggist as having been bought by Maxwell, pointed to Maxwell as the man who had committed the crime. The day after the discovery of the crime it was well established that Maxwell had left St. Louis on the inorning of April 6 for San Francisco, after carefully circulating the information that ho was going east by the Vandalia. A number of passengers on the western train positively identified the man on the westbound train as Maxwell. A telegram was immediately sent to San Francisco to the chief of pólice putting him on his guard, and a diligent search for the fugitive was made. This developed the fact that the man had taken passage in the City of Sydney, which left for New Zealand on Sunday, the 12th of August. Extradition pauers wcre secured from Secretary of State Bayard, and Consul Gamble at Auckland, New Zealand, was cabled to secure MaxwelTs arrest on his arrival at that place. Offioers went out on a tender to the steamer Sydney, attended by the consul, and aroused Maxwell from a deep sleep to place him under arrest. Even on awakening he preservad the assumed French accent which he had adopted on the train froni St Louis. With the money taken from Preller he obtained counsel to resist extradition, but was finally turned over to the detectives. On the 17th ot August he arrived in St. Louis. His trial was begun on the lOthof the following May, and a verdict of guilty rendered on the'öth of June, 1886. An appeal was taken to the state supreme eourt, where the case was affirmed, though the employment of a detective to obtaia a confossion from Maxwell was severely censured. The case was then taken to the United States supreme court, and thore also the efforts to obtain a new trial failed. The state supreme court appointed July 13, 1SSS, for the exeeutiou of Maxwell. A further respite until August lOth inst., was secured, however, and meantime a request for further postponement of the hanging was obtained from Lord Salisbury, the Knglish premier, but after hearing the case, CJov. Morehouse deciüed that the law must take its course. Maxwell's father came to St. Louis from Hyde to see him, and at once began to work to save his sous life, bringing forward all his masonic influence and all of his f inanriul resources, ruining himself and his faiuily, in fact, to secure for his son all the assistance the law would give him. The murderer'a mother and sister also carne later from Englaud to aid in saving his ncck, and with his father have for months devoted themselves to that end. Henry Landgraff, who shot his sweetheart, Annie Tisch, on the eveningof March 5, 1885, was hanged at the same time with Brooks. INDIANA REPUBLICANS. A State Ticket Nominated and Platform Adopted. The Indiana republiean state convention assembled in Indianapolis on the 8th inst. The usual form of organization, appointment of committeos, etc, was gou e through with. The platform was then read by Chairman Cumbach. It opens by expressing grateful pride in the nomination of Gen. Harrison at Chicago, and pledges to the noininees of the national convention united and successful support. On national questions the national platform Í8 indorsed. The platform then goes into state affairs at great length. Crimes ugainst tho ballot box aro denounced; the gerrymander of the state, it declares, must be repudiated, and the action of the democrats in the last general assembly is denounced as revolutionary and criminal; the alleged election of a United States senator was accompllshed by fraud and forre. All kinds of legislation for the benefit of labor is favorecí, and on the temporáneo question the principie of local option is considered the proper thing. Liberal pensions are favored and the democrats in congress are denounced for defeating the tax-refunding bill. The platform was unanimously adopted, as was also a resolution welcoming James G. Blaine on his arrival. The work of nominating a state ticket was at once commeneed, and resulted in the choice of A. P. Hovey of Evansville for governor. For lieutenant-govornor Rev. Ira Chase, "the flghting parson," was nominated by acclamation. The balance of the ticket was made up in this order : Judges of the Supreme Court, Judge Silas Coffey, Judge J. G. Berkshire. Judge Walter Olds; secretary of state, Charles L. Griffln; auditor of state, Bruce Carr; attorney-general, L. T. Michemer; treasurer of state, J. A. Lemiecke; superintendent of public' instruction, M. L. LaFolettc; reporter of the supremo oourt, John L. Griffith. During the convention, Gen. Harrison ' was present and upon his appearance was , greeted with enthusiastic applause. After ten minutes the noise subsided and General Harrison addressed the convention. "This enthusiastic and kindly reception," he said, "crowns a long series of friendly acts on the part of my republiean friends of Indiana. To have your conhdence is very gratoful to me; to be worthy of your confidence is the highest ambition I can set before me. ' plauso.] Whatever may befall me, I feel that my fellow citizens of Indiana have crowned me and made mo forever their debtor." He then paid a glowing tributo to the memory of Gen. Sheridan, and referring te Blaine's homecoming, spoko of him as "that great republiean and that great American," and expressed tho hope that 'W shall not bo disappointed in hearing his powerful voice in Indiana before the campaign is old." From a Foreign Sliore. Hou. James G. Blaino returnod from hl foreign tour on the lOth inst. Ho was enthusiasücally received by the thousands of admirers who had gatherod from all parts of the country to give him welcome. The steamer on which he carne was met down the bay, and Blaino taken on board a tug, where a uumber of distinguished persons were waiting for him. An address of weloome was presented to him, to which he feelingly responded. After a reception on ' board the tug, Blaine was driven to his hotel, where thousands had gathered. Here another receptiou and speech making followed. In the evening a inass meeting was held in Madison Square, where Blaine dolivercd au address. Sheridau's Will. Gen. Sheridan's will, made May 28, 1888. has been admitted to probate. One-third of all the personal property isgiven to Mrs. Sheridan in licu of dovver; to his mother (dead since the making of the will) was given the Oh;o homentead, to revert to his son, Philip, upon the mother's death; the remainder of tho property to be held in trust for the benettt of the children, each to receive his or her share on attaiuing majority ; but if tho income is more than sumcient te edúcate and suppoit his child ren during their minority the excess shall go to Mrs. Sheridan. The property is iuventoried at $20,000.

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