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WASHINGTON, D. C, TUifeDAlF EVENING, AUGUST 6, 1895.
VOL. 1. NO. 2.
OLD BIRDS CAUGHT
Sensational Haul of Old and
VETERA! BROCKWAT AGAIN
Old Man Returns to His Old
Tricks With Youthful Vigor.
CHIEF'S SUSPICIOUS ESCAPE
Dr. Bradford, Even More Cunning
Tliau Brockway in His Profession,
Sa Left by Chief Hazcn With T o
Trusted Detectives, Bat While
Jlnzen Slept and the Detectives
"Watched, Bradford Disappears us
-Though He Hud Vanished Into the
Air, and Hazen nnd the Detectives
Are Wondering How Ho Did It.
New York, Aug. 6 The fact; bos Just
leaked out that tho United States Secret
Service officials havo -w lthln the past few
days been gathering in. In this city and
Hobokeu, the biggest gang of counterfeiters
that they have ever had to cope with.
For two j ears and a half the Federal
Government has expended every energy und
effort that money could control to secure
the gang. The conncclions.of the gang ex
tended over three States and they had
agents in teveral of the principal cities.
The leaders of the gang were Dr. C. E.
Bradford, who-was ostensibly a dentist In
this city and who has a State's prlron
record, and old William E. BrockTvay, the
noted counterfeiter, who returnid to his
trade at the ago of seventy three, although
he had a thirty years renunco, imposed
In I860, banging over his head to bo put
In force if he should be tier arrested again
RUN TO EARTH.
As a result of his labors Chief Ilazeu,
who has been secretly In town for the
jpaM ten days, has succeeded In arresting
five of the pilsclpal members of the gang.
One, however. Dr. Hradford, who is sup
I-"! to be the leader and chief agent of
the gang, sllpped.'hrough the hands of tw
secret service officials and made good his
The persons arrested are Win E. Brock
wav, allns Col E W. Spencer; Mrs. Abby
LI utile 6mlih, Wo E. tvoguer, Adolph
Smith and Sidney Smlt'i, the latter an en
graver and Fon of Charles Smith, the
noted tiond and note forger.
" Chief Hazen located the headquarters
of the g-ing lilni'vlfln a three story frame
cottage in a njot Quiet part of Unhokcn.
3UREOUNDEB AND CAPTURED.
Secret Service office: o spent all day Sat
urday watching the house, and atfi 4B ttx
Chief elided to nuke the raid. 1 he de
tectives surrounded the house, and the
chief -ati 1 a couple of men entered and put
all the ocuim. jU under arrest.
Those In the home were Mrs. Smith, Wag
ner and Adolph Smith. The detectives
searched the house, and on the second tloor
found a complete counterfeiting den. There
were a printing priss, a number of bot.
ties containing acids used by counter
feiters and various other apparatus.
HAD REAL FIBRE PAPER.
A large quantity of genuine fibre paper
was also found,' It was cut in the size of
Another find was bank notes, which, if
genuine, would be worth $200,000. All of
the $100 denomination were of the flank
of .Montreal, Canada. These were printed
on one side only that is, the face side.
The plate for the face side was also found.
Another batch was counterfeit notes rep
resenting $400,000 worth of $D0O gold
certificates with the -vignette of President
Lincoln. These were printed on the re
verse side only. There are, however,
$5,000 worth of these gold certificates
which were complete except for the num
bering. MADE ON THE SPOT.
From the woman's statement it was
learned that the fibre paper Tvas made
right In tho house. Specimens confiscated
were pronounced bj experts to be the
finest ever rn.ido by counterfeiters.
Chief Hazcn after making the arrests came
to New York on the trail of Dr. Bradford.
He had no difficulty in locating him.
The doctor had a flat on the second floor
on Third a-venuc, near Thirty-fourth
street, the front part of which ho used as
his dentists office The other rooms were
apparently sleeping rooms for his house
keeper and assistants
Chief Hazen arrived at tho flat at 0 45
n Saturday night. He saw Dr. Bradford
and placed blm under arrest.
Then Chief Hazcn, not having arretted
Brockvny, decided to keep Bradford under
guard, fearing that if 1h took him to a po
lice statlsn the matte rmlght become
public and Bro wayok be warned. So he re
mained in t be flat till 1 1:45 Saturday night.
A MYSTERIOUS ESCAPE.
Chief Hazen left Detectives Calligan
and Burns od guard. Calligan was sta
tioned In tho front part of the flat and
Burns in the rear room. The doors wcro
locked, and the detectives had the keys.
Chief Hazen went to bed, expecting that
the others would be arrested on Sunday,
when their arrest would attract least
At 7.15 o'clock Sunday morning he went
back to Bradford's flat and f whI only Calll
an there. Calligan said that the doctor
had escaped He said they had only dls
covered It only a short time previous,
and Burns had started to scour the neigh
borhood for him Burns came back and
said he cruld nut find him Chief Hazen
said tint both CaUlgaa and Burns had
been ordered to make written reports,
which will be acted upon Calligan was
the oldest man in point of service in this
TUB VETERAN'S ARREST.
Brock way was arrested at 7 o'clock
last night at his house In Avenuo D, and
taken to Jersey City, where, with the
others, he was locked up la the Hudson
county Jail. One of the complete $500
gold certificates was found on him
Brockway was convicted and sentenced
to thirty years Imprisonment by Judge
Benedict, of tho United States Circuit
Court. He offered to surrender all his
plates and otl-er counterfeiting apparatus
and give information about other ecbmes
to defraud the Government jma sentence,
was suspended on tte underElaualnc that
If he was ever arrested for counterfeiting
any obligation of the United States, tho
thirty years' sentence would be put in
He was arrested again in New York on
November 10. 1683, Tor forging Morris
and Essex Railroad bonds, and was sen-
sentence expired August 4, 1887.
The engraver of the gang was Sidney
Smith: At his place was found a counter
plate for a f 100 Bank of Montreal note
and a copper plate for tho reverse side of
the $500 gold certificate found In West
Hoboken. Smith admitted that he know
Brockway and Dr. "Bradford.
Bradford comes from Farming ton. Me.
He Is said to bo wealthy. He was once In
Sing Sing for a malpractice case and was
pardoned by Got. Hill. He Is said to havo
been mixed up with the famous counter-,
fetter Glaason He has been one of (he most
shadowed men In New York, but nothing
sufficiently definite could bo found against
Brockway was arrested in Brooklyn by
the United Slates authorities October 22,
1880, charged, with a confederate, with
forging and uttering $204,000 United
States 6 per cent coupon bonds of the de
nomination of $1,000, and also a number
of Treasury notes.
too fonWfuIand noise
Extraordinary Accident Upon an.
Knights of Pythlns In Ono Train Fire
n Cannon's Contents Into the Na
tional Guard in Another.
Springfield, Ohio, Aug. 0 An excur
sion party of Knights of Pythias from
Springfield and Dayton left here jester
day afternoon to go into camp at San
dusky. The Third Regiment. Ohio Na
tional Guard, which has been In camp near
Sandusky, left there In a special train for
In the train bearing the Knights of
Pythias was a cannon, which they loaded
and fired at frequent Intervals from the
baggage car! The trains passed each
other near Btllefontaine,. and Just as they
met the Knights of Pythias, not knowing
of the approach of the other train, fired
the cannon, the heavy wadding and pow
der being discharged Into one of the
coaches of the other train only two
three feet am), and injuring some twenty
five pt rsons
Two or three will probably lose their
sight, while an equal number have been
The Injuries of the remainder consist of
NOVA SCOTIA CATCHES IT.
Storm In Ihat Northern Country
lilvaiH the Kansas Article.
Bridgetown, N. S , Aug. 6. A terrible
storm of wl-d accompanied by rain, struck
about three rules can of heie Sunday
evening. It lasted about fifteen minutes,
doing damage to a portion of the districts
of Clarence and Paradise, through which
the storm passed, which amounts to
thousands of dollars.
Large elms and other shade trees were
snupjRMl like pipo stems, chimneys were
b".oun down, window 'panes broken and
sasbes driven Into the rooms; orchard
tree-s of mo. c than twenty years' growth
were torn up by the roots aud burled
Incredible distances, fences leveled to the
ground nnd -.trne wnllb demolished.
Barns and (tables containing quantities
of hay wero t"rn to piece- it.d destroyed.
The top story of one barn was carried
bodily a mil' Mid a half.
Daniel M Hunger's farm was struck by
the full fo..i. of the tornaJo. The house
was wrecked by the wind, furniture was
broken, lai r crockerywnro, and glats
smashed tc t joxva; the ornamental und
shade trees surrout-dlng the house were
leveled to tho ground, twisted and torn.
PUT TJl A COUNTY TICKET.
Prince Georse's County Hepnbllcnns
Jlnke Nominations in Convention.
(Special to The Times
Upper Marlboro, Md , Aug. G Tho Re
publican county convention for Frlnce
George's County met In the courthouse yes
terday for the purpose of nominating four
delegates lo the Republican State conven
tion, which meets nt Cambridge, Md , Au
gust 15, and lo nominate a county ticket
Tlie convention was composed of seventy
delegates, five from each of the fourteen
election districts In the county, and was
called to order by Henry W. Clagelt, chair
man of the Slate central committee. M.
Causln Warlng, of Nottingham district,
was made temporary chairman, and was
unanimously elected permanent chairman.
Tho follow lng ticket was then nominated:
For house of delegates M. F. Schooley, of
Laurel; William n. Pyles, of Surratl's dis
trict, a brother of Dr. Pylts and George F.
Pyles, of Anacostla, I). C ; Geo. E. Holmes,
of Blndcnsburg district.
Clerk of circuit court John W. Belt, the
present incumbent, of Marlboro district.
Register of Wills R N. Ryon.ot Notting
State's attorney Roger Bellls, of Vaus
County treasurer P. P. Castle, of Laurel.
Judges of the orphans' court Dr. John
L Waring, ot Surratl's dMrlct; Georgo
T. Duvall, ot Marlboro district, and J.
Benson Perrle, of Nottingham district.
County commissioners Horace Crozler,
of Sultland, Spalding's district, and B N.
Hardesty, of Queen Anne district.
Sheriff Thomas M. Underwood, of Pis
Surveyor Thomas H. Latimer, of Bla
The following persons were then elected
as delegates lo the State convention before
mentioned: Georgo C. Merrick and AV. F.
Sedgwick, colored, of Marloboro district;
James Albert Clarke, of Laurel, and Eman
uel Slmms, colored, of Bladensburg dis
trict, and tht following were elected as
members ot the Stato central committee:
John W. Belt and Henry W. Clagett, ot
Marlboro district; Clarence Hawkins, col
ored, of Brandywinc district, and Samuel
Jennings, colored, of Queen Anne district
The convention then adjourned subject
to the call ot the State central committee.
Fine Stock Cremated.
Fort Wajne, Ind., Aug. 6 Tho Btock
barn on R. T. McDonald's noted Riverside
farm burned last night; loss, $12,000;
also the $10,000 California stallion
Truman, with a mile record of 2 12, and
five colts of Electrlo King fast stock, val
ued at $10,000.
BRET HARTE'S NEW STOIIY.
TIn. Snndnyj. Times-of August 11
will begin the publication of Bret
Harte'n new serial "In a Hollow of
of the local and tele
graphic news features
in this issue of the
Evening Times will be
found in to-morrow's.
fenced to fivrtears In Slate -prlton
His Excellency the President of the
CYCLE COMPANY AT ODDS
Introduction of the Color Line
in the National Guard.
GEO. H. PEYOS'S PABENTAGE
It Is Not White In Hue, and There
fore 11 lw Iletcntlon in the Wheel
ing Branch ot the Citizen Soldiery
Is DImiiIcuhIus to His Fellows no
Is u Man of Exemplary Habits.
There has appeared upon the outer edge
ot the horizon a little cloud no larger
than a m.m's hand, which threutens to
spread and Increase in blackness until it
obscures the smiling skies heretofore bc
nlgnantl) looking down upon the cycle
company that constitutes a component por
tion of the District National Guard.
While there is nothing at this time to
Indicate that tho auxiliary organization
will be seriously handicapped In the re
markable development now being made,
or that Its disintegration might possibly
follow as a natural sequence of the In
ternal dissensions said to be Impending.
the fact remains that the cycle corps Is more
or less factionlzed by reason of the alle
gation, quietly put Into circulation, that
one of the company Is a colored man,
and the white members feel inclined to
remonstrate against his retention In the
A QUESTIONOF PARENTAGE.
The story related as a .matter of common
gossip Is to the effect that George R.
Pryor, clerk In a real 'estate Office, and re
siding nt 1730 New York avenue, is of
colored parentage, and should not have
been regarded as-eligible; to membership
in the ejele division or the National Guard.
His mother, Fannie D. Pryor, resides
with her son. She Is employed as a janitrlx
In the Flsb Commission, having charge nf
the ladles', waiting room In that bureau.
She Is carried upon the pay rolls as col
ored. Mr. Pryor Is said to be a most exemplary
young man, about twenty-one years old,
and ot such light complexion that he would
pass anywbere-as a white man ui-less at
tention had been previously called to the
contrary fact. Ha was enrolled as a mem
ber of the cycle company about two years
ago, when Francis B. Couch was head of
Capt. Couch now resides In Camden, N.
J., but so far as can be learned no protest
was made at the time of his admission,
and aconslderable period seems to have
elapsed before any suspicions were enter
tained that he tv as a colored man.
CAPT. STORY'S STORY.
Capt. C. L. Story, who succeeded Capt.
Couch In command of the cycle coinpanpr
but has since severed his connection, to
day said to The Times reporter that during
his service absolutely no.oomplalnts were
made by any member of the company in
regard to Mr. Pryor, and no questions af
Tectlng his race were called to bis attention.
Tho captain sayB that Mr. Pryor was a
'good member of hiscommand, entirely
trustworthy and perfectly reliable. He
performed all the duties assigned him
cheerfully and properly.
Whatever suspicions may have existed
among certain of those belonging to the
company, they were not communicated to
The fact that Pryor conducted himself
10 "h ell and attended to bis duties so faluT
fully is. In Capt Story's opinion, mora to
his credit than if the charge of havltg
tainted blood were not now brought against
CAPT. WIGGIN THINKS WELL OF HIM.
Capt. Samuel H. Wiggln .who succeeded
Capt, Story in charge ot the cycle com
pany, also speaks very highly of Mr.
Pryor, and says that only quite recently
has information came to him touching his
eligibility to membership, and this was
limply in the form of unsubstantiated Tu
rners which could not be verified. No
formal charges were formulated upon
which oii Investigation could be based,
Capt. Wiggln says that whenever any le
gitimate intelligence is offered which mav
serve as reasonable grounds for instituting
an inquiry. It will be promptly made.
Capt. Wiggln Is greatly interested In
the future of his company and has ex
erted all his energies in incrcasine its
'membership and building it up.' He regrets
exceedingly that any possible e rounds.
tor dissatisfaction should, exist; among"',
the members At the same time be re
alizes that nothing Must stand In the way
of the company's betterment and advance
ment, and If any cause for Irritation ex
ists, prompt steps must be taken for Its re
The Cycle Company" -ras organized some
three years ago as an Independent organi
zation attached to the National Guard.
The members are equlaped with Infantry
accoutrements, so that Immediately upon
dismounting they can form in fighting
An exhaustive manual of tactics for
drilling bicycle riders was prepared by
Gen. Ordway, assisted by Capt. Oscar F.
Long, at that time adjutant-general of the
guard. This manual is so full and compre
hensive, that it could. If necessary, be used
for the regular army. Under ibese tactics
the bicycle company, which has varied
In membershi from-26 to 30, has become
qulto proficient, and their work in field
practice has be-tn regarded ns highly cred
itable. Tho same law which governs the National
Guard, applies to independent organiza
tions so long as they form a component part
ot it. Each organization, however, has
its own specially adopted rules of discipline.
The general law requires the enlistment ot
each man, but he mjir be expelled from
membership In any parlieslar company by
a two-thirds vote of -Uts members. He
thereupon becomes an unassigned member
of the National uuara.
AS IT AFFECT MR. PRYOR.
It appears from this regulation that Mr.
Pryor migh.Se removed from membership
In the Cycle Corps, but would still be a
member in good standing oftho guard, and
could be assigned to tht battalion which
Is composed exclusively 'of colored men.
It is believed that this matter will now
be agitated until a thijrough investigation
is made and some definite action taken.
This will be done, ."not so much because
Mr. Pryor Is colored .but because he Is
generally liked, for "his honesty. Industry
and straightforwardness, but to allay any
cause of factional differences and Internal
dissensions among tho military cyclers.
Lawyer Thom.as,-M. Fields Makes
an Assignment f6r His Creditors. -
There Is a Considerable Excess of
Assets Over t hp Estimated Lia
bilities of the Estate.
Thomas M rields, the lawyer, who Is ac
cused ot having Irregularly drawn $970
from the Central National Bank, has made
an assignment to .Edward H. Thomas and
Georgo H- Tlchenor for the benefit of his
There is an estimated: surplusage of the
"assetsovor the liabilities of $17,627.41.
It Is understood ihat Mr. Fields Is to-day
at Atlantic City. Tho deed ot assignment
was filed 'in the office, of the recorder of
deeds by a messenger. The document starts
out as follows'
"Belng Indebted lo divers persons in
divers sums, and by reason of domestio
difficulties and misfortunes unable to
pay the Indebtedness against me, and con
sidering It in fUBtlce to my creditors not
even to except myself in the matter of ex
empting property the law allows, J make
this deed of assignment for the benefit of
The assignees are directed lo sell the
property promptly at public or private
The liabilities amount to a total of $18,
282.S9. The United 8ecuy Life In
surance and Trust Company of Pennsyl
vania is the largest creditor, In the sum nf
$10,000. Among other creditors are
the Central National Bank, $2,600; Wm.
Mayse, $1,200, and R. O. Gwynn, $1,000,.
all of this city. Creditors In smaller sums
Bank, and man; local business nouses.
The estimated assets are $35,850,
principally as follows House at No. 600
Maryland avenue, $28,000; furniture,
$ST50O; office furniture .and library at No.
225 Four-and-a-half 'street, $3,000; horse
and sleigb, $850; accounts due, $1,000,
and notes due, $3,000. -
1 . ..
Sneak Thieves at Lanadon.
Langdon Park was 'vHted by burglars
last night, JIb Rosjinan being- the loser
of some jjlassaTe,lI; Putnam l.nd arocKcr
taken from&sfromVtoerclfand Mr Gblllns
lotto" qtiaritltyofmfat. AttholatterjesI'
deneethe thieves rjemost considerate
nicely slicing the hawwd leaving a suffi
cient Uliaouuv r uirjiu(ucui.iiv; umnjs u
BOWLER AND THE BOUNTY
Law and Justice of His Position
to the Sugar Ring.
DEFINITION OF THE ACT
How the Claimants For the 85,000,
OOO Appropriation Are rroceed
lnir to 8ecuro Itfl JPnyment From
the Treusury Some Inside History
of tho Bill nnd Its 1'aBsago.
It Is an open secret that the claimants
for sugar Uiunty have alnady expended
large sumo of money in ILc.r pursuit of
more than $5,000,000, which they hoped
tu filch from the public Treasury. Comp
t roIW Bowler Is not In need of any defense,
because his action regarding this matter
stamps him as an efficient, courageous
and conscientious public officer.
The $5,000,000 appropriation Is not
claimed by reason of the McKluley act, but
under a separate, distinct appropriation
of an entirely different. character and for
a different purpose. The act appropria
ting tho $5,000,000 has no relation what
ever to the McKlnley act.
The sugar bounty provision of the Mc
Klnley law was enacted in pursuance of a
wise national policy, the object ot which
was to foster and develop the production
of a sufficient supply of domestic sugar
for the consumption-. the American peo
ple. In other words, it was believed by
the fromers ot the clause that such legisla
tion would in fifteen years, the limit nf
the law, result in the production upon
American soil, and with American labor
and American capital, ot enough domestic
sugars to supply home consumption. That
such a result would havo been realized Is
overwhelmingly proven by the increase of
the domestic sugar product under the op
eration and encouragement of the bounty
provision during the period it was In force.
A century of revenue and tariff legis
lation had failed to develop the domestic
production ot sugar in this country beyond
one tenth ot tho quantity required for
domestic uses, and the people were paying
every year to foreign sugar producers
over $100,000,000 for this article of food
PRINCIPLES OF GOVERNMENT.
The early statesmen laid down thesound
doctrine that to be an Independent nation
we must be a self-supporting community.
They also held what had never been con
troverted by intelligent, patriotic men of
any party, that the Constitution vested In
Congress ample power and authority to
enact laws to provide for the public de
fense and to supply the people with any
necessary and essential article of food
and clothing, such legislation being ex
pedient for our national Independence and
safety. Congress has exercised such pow
ers many times during the past century,
beginning with the first tariff act passed
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2IORE CHINESE DEVUVTRY.
Reports ot Riots Between Foo Chow
Foo Chow, As. 6. The survivors of
the massacre atWbasang, in the course ot
an interview to-day, say that the work of
the mob had- evidently been carefully
planned and all the arrangements made
for tho destruction of the mission sta
tions and the killing or driving out of
the foreigners were carried out with dia
The first attack was made while ihe
missionaries were asleep, and the charred
bodies ot some of the victims were found
in the ruins of tbelr burned homes.
A rumor was current In the city at mid
night last night that further.Tiots bad oc
curred nearer to Foo Chow 'ian Kucheng.
The foreign colony at jo Chow will
hold an IndignMion meet' jr this evening
to protest against the co mission of out
rages upon foreigners and to demand pro
tection by the authorities. A similar meet
ing will be held to-morrow In Hong Kong.
Further Details of the Disappear
ance of the Western, Endeavorer.
She Cunningly Covers Her Tracks,
Announces Her Own Death and
Boston, Aug. 0 Mrs. Annie it. Gardner,
the delegate totls Christian Endeavor con
vention who so mysteriously disappeared,
is not dead.
For a week the detective force and the
newspapers, assisted by a mansenton from
Nebraska by the husband, have been seek
ing some cler to the place of death and
burial and to the mysterlous"M. A. iiro wn."
but without success.
It was discovered yesterday that Mrs.
Gardner, Instead of stopping In South Hus
ton during the convention, as she wrote
her husband In ber first letter, stopped
In Cambridge under an assumed name.
She traveled under the name of Borothy
Mansfield, and wasknownby nootbername
during ber stay In lioston.
Everything now points to a deliberate
plan on the part ot the woman from the
time she reached Boston to abandon ber
husband and three children and to begin
life anew under on assumed name. This
Is the more iwcullar because her domestic
lite was supposed to be especially happy.
Hr husband Is quite well to do, and both
are devout Christians.
COVERING HER TRACKS.
Mrs. Gardner brought with her from
the West a heavy valise- "This vslise led
to the present developments, for soon after
her arrival in Boston Mrs. Gardner bought
a small trunk and gave tte vahsf to the
housekeeper, with instructions to burn it.
Attracted by the press reports, the house
keeper produced the valise, tv hich is now
With the trunk to accommodate her be
longings, Mrs. Gardner then applied at a
well known teachers' agency for a posi
tion. She selected one of the places which
were open and made her arrangements to
leave at once for that pi ce, which was
In a Connecticut city. She then appears to
have written the athpetic letter to her
husband telling him that she was very
TELLING OF HER DEATH.
Next she appears to have gone to a clerk
In a stationery store one had her write
a letter signed "M. A. Brown," telling
about the death and burial of Mrs. Gard
ner. With her family tfJS d'spesed of
forever, as she supposed Mrs. Gardner
sold her return ticket to Nebraska to a
scalper and bought a ticket and had her
trunk checked at the New York and New
England depot, and dropped oat of sight
for the time being.
Bo far as can be ascertained, there was
no man In the case. The persons en
gaged in the search expect to locate the
SALOON MEN INDIGNAXT.
They Propose to Have a New Rule
There Is coniderable complaint upon the
part of applK for liquor license against
the order of tho excise board requiring a
notice of intention t apply to be posted
conspicuously upon the building where It
Is proposed to locate tho bar.
The object to be snbterved by the order
Is apparent. It Is an open declaration to all
residents that a i oon Is to be transferred
or a license renewed, at that place. Any
one desiring to protest can then have no
reason for complaint should the case go
against him be reason of his inattention
to the matter.
The saloon men, however, are disposed to
regard the requirement as a needless Inno
vation, and one that tends to bring their
places of business into undue noUuiety.
They are indignant and propo-e to have Ihe
ont - rescinded, If potBible.
From w hat members of tho board have
said, however, there is but little prob
bihty of cither abolition or niodificatian
ot the rule.
GOMEZ ON THE AGGRESSIVE.
Tho Patriot General Burns Planta
tions u ml Kills Oxen.
(Copyrighted t j James GordonEcnnett.
New Tork, Aug. 6 A special cable dis
patch to the II era Id from Havana says
Gen Maximo Gom?z has burned the plan
tatlon known as La Eugenia, In Nuevitas,
Its owner is Senor Vincentc Rodriguez.
Gen. Gomez has also killed nearly 200
oxen, which he took. It Is reported, from
a plantation-near Nucvltns, known by t
name ot Lugareno The owner of this
plantation is Senor Melchor Bernal, a
well known LIberaL
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She Is in Baltimore in Care of
HER CONDITION SEBIOUS
With a. Youuif Lady Friend She Took
Ref nice iu u. Lexington Street Home
"Where She Has Been Since the
Shooting Her Counsel, Ross Perryi
Slakes a Statement.
Miss Elizabeth M. Flagler has been lo
cated. She is at the home of a physician
on Lexington street. In Baltimore, Md.
Immediately after the verdict of the
coroner's Jury was announced exonerating
Miss Flagler of the killing of Ernest
Green, the young lady left the city, and up
to the present time her whereabouts have
remained a mystery. Various rumors have
been conjectured and printed as to the
locality which she had chOBen to recovej
from the great nervous strain to which shs
has been subjected since the day of the oc
currence, but they have all been proven
to be without foundation, and it remained
for The Evening Times to publish the first
authentic news of the young lady's abid
ing place since she left Washington.
Miss Flagler is said to be a very ill wo
man, bordering on nervous prostration.
She was so 111 that It was thought advis
able to remove br to a private sanitarium
in Baltimore, situated on Lexington street;
where she could receive Uuf best mdlcai
attention. One of Miss Flagler's most In
timate lady friends accompanied her from
this city aud is now with her In Baltimore.
READY TO RETURN.
As soon as her physical condition will
permit she will return to this city to answer
any charge that may be brought against
Gen. Flagler, when seen at his home. No.
2041 California avenue, by an Evening
Times reporter, corroborated the state
ment that has been made as to his daugh
ter's whereabouts and condition. R. Ross
Perry, the young lady's coun-el, was also
seen by the reporter in his office at tho
FeiiaaU Building, and The Evenlmr Times
Is enabled to print tho first official state
ment from the attorney of all that hap
pened during the coroner's inquet, held
the day of the shooting, as wall as what
transpired In the Jury-room. When seen
by the reporter and questioned regarding
the statements of several of the Jurore, that
have been published, to the effect that ther
did not understand the meaning. and effect
or the verdict, they had brought in, Mr.
"At a late hour last night I was called
upon by a representative of a I cal paper
for a statement as to what had happened
at the time of the rendition of a verdict
by the coroner's Jury ut the late Inquest
held over Ernest Green. I referred the
reporter to the coroner, not thinking It
proper to speak until he had given hlt
recollPctlons of the occurrence.
MR. BERET'S STATEMENT.
"But I have now concluded to make my
first statement to the-press, fechng com
pelled to do so In Jcstfce to all concerned
and I make It only In response to tb
requi ,t of The Evening Time, fearing thai
furtb-r silence on my part might be mis
construed. "After the coroner's Jury had recelvec
all of the testimony the jury room wat
cleared, only the Jury remaining therein.
They were In consultation, as near as I
can Judge, about a half hour; then the
door opened and -the coroner and possibly
the deputy coroner went In, but I think
the coroner alone. Arter about ten or
fifteen minutes the coroner came out of the
Jury room into a large adjoining room, in
which Mr. Jtfris. the assistant district
attorney, and mvself were. He said:
" 'Where is Mr. Perry?' I said 'here I
am. He then told me to come Into the
Jury room with Miss Flegler.os be wanted
to read the verdict to bar. I immediately
went Into a third room, in which Miss.
Flagler was seated, with some personal
friends, and took her with nit-, through tho
large room, into the Jury room, the
door of thlch waB closed, and In which
there were only the six Jurymen, the cor
oner, Dr. Hammett, and myself.
"WHAT THE CORONER SAID.
"The coroner then said to Miss Flagler,
standing directly in front of ber, 'I am
glad to lnforn you that the. Jury has ex
onerated you in this unfortunate matter.'
Miss Flaglor was quite overcome, and I
directed ber to sit down la a chair, and I
sat by ber side, endeavoring to sustain
ber. The coroner, still standing in front
ot her, then read aloud to her, the verdict,
which was published, with the exception
ot theJast sentt-nce, w'hich is as follows
'Upon the evidence we cannot hold her.
"As I listened to the verdict, ns a law
yer, I recognized that It did not agree with
the statement mude by the coroner and
assented, to unanimously by all ot the Jury
men, that it was an exoneration of Miss
Flagler. The first thought that came to
my mind was this: 'Is It not my profes
sional duty to explain to this jury that
their verdict does not express the'r de
clared Intention of exonerating Miss Flag
ler.' Upon a moment's reflection, I de
termined that my first duty was to advise
the. coroner to fall into the room the repre
sntatlve of the United States. I so ad-vis-d
him, Tind at my express request and
without a word further from me, the
coronfr went to the door and called Mr.
Jeffords, the assistant district attorney
Wh"n he came into the room I said to
him: 'Mr. Jeffords, tho Jury has exon,
erated my client," nnd to this statement
the coroner assented, adding. 'Yes, and
I have discharged her.' The Jurymen as-
Continued on Second Pago.
Delivered to any fart of the city.
Cotes lor SO Cents.
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