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THE MORNING TIMES has the
best Sporting Pago published In
Washington. It has lonjr fought tho
fleht -for true sport, as opposed to
rascality and crookedness of every
THE MORNINQ TIMES lves all
the news. It Is supplied by the
United Press and the Bennett Cable
Service, supplemented by the Asso
ciated Press Service. The Morning
Times leads In News.
VOT,. 1. XO. 10.
WASHINGTON, D. G , MONDAY .EvJENXNG, AUGUST 2, 1895.
GBAHTWAS HIS WITNESS!
Will of the Late General Holt
BENT THROUGH THE MAIL
JS'o Clow to the Document's Sender,
Which "Was Received at the Hesjls
Iit'h Office To-duy It Wus Also
Signed ny Oen. Shermun IIow It
Disposes, of tlio Estate.
When Col. Wright, register of wills,
opened Ins morning mail toslay an old,
time-tolled paper was found In an envelope
It was the will of the late Judge Advo
cate General Joseph Holt, win died August
1, lb'Ji The bequeathing clauses of the
trill -were as follows:
"- Uo hereby devise and bequeath all my
proieriy, both personal and leal, to Lizzie
Bines, cousin of my first wife, and to
Josephine Holt Throckmorton, who is my
Godchild, and to their heirs and assigns
forever. I do hereby direct that at my death
nil of my property be dlwded equally
Lizie Hjnes is to inherit hers at my
ilra.ti Josephine at the age of t went j -one.
Her father, Maj. Charles B. Throckmor
ton, will hold her share in trust. I ap
point Mr. Luke Devlin, of Washington,
Signed and sealed in the presence of
tlie-e witnesses at Washington, February
T, 187J. J. HOLT."
"Witnesses: Ellen 13. E. Sherman, U. S
Grant. W.T Sherman"
NO CLUE TO THE SENDER.
Not one explanatory word accompanied
tho will, and the officials of the register's
office are at a loss to understand it.
No one -nho 1b familiar with the hand
writing of Gen. Holt and with the signa
tures of Grant and Sherman doubt the au
thenticity of the document.
The peculiar feature of the whole affair
Is, however, that Gen. Holt was supposed
lo liuve died intestate, and proceedings
Under that supposition were begun a year
On the petition of Washington I), Holt,
William (5. Stcrrett and John W. Holt, next
of kin, the National Safe Deposit, SaWngs
and Trust Companj, with Henjamin I.
Bnjdcr president, was appointed admin
tstrator of the estate shortly after the
death of Gen. Holt.
On Oclolx-r 2 last an Inventory of the pcr
lonal estate, valued at $130,604 00, was
filed Th'-re Is real estate In tills city esti
mated to be worth about $50,000 belong
ing to the estate
Some of tho heirs of the deceased sub
mitted to the register of wills on October
10 an Instrument purporting to be the will
of Gen Holt, and dated April 14, 1848.
Upon the outside of the sealed wrapper,
however. In the testator's own band, were
"This will has been wholly revoked.
CONDITION Or THE ESTATE.
The administrator was therefore directed
to proceed as though no will bad been of
fered or written. It accordngly In the
came mouth on the petition of the three
next of kin mentioned aboe directed the
distribution of $9,000 among the next of
This is the only distribution of funds
that has yet been made, and of course the
administrator will now be directed to stay
proceedings until something further Is
Beard from theiinknownsendersof the will
Col. Wright will Immediately proceed t
Investigate the matter. Tiie emclopc In
which the will came wasiddressedlnrough,
crude letters printed 111 Ink. The will was
written on a half sheet of fool's cap paper.
The left edge was turned, but not enough
to make the vt rltlng Illegible.
Seerul small holes were burned in the
Bides nnd center of the sheet, but scarcely
a word was eliminated. The original was
pasted by the unknown sender on a sheet
of fool's cai.
UK SAVED HIS CHILD.
Fearful Experience of a Man DruirKed
Iy u Car.
Chicago, Aug. 2C A bundrcd hor-
rlfed people saw Albert Golden hugging
ls ffto-jiar-old Oild in his arms, dra;
fcnlf a block jesterday afternoon.
The cars were crowded Willi pleasure
seekers and Golden was obliged to stand.
As the car shot around the curve at Cot
tage Grove avenue he was hurled from
the platform As he fell grasped the foot
board and vainly tried to lift his child to
the outstretched bands of a dozen pas
sengers. So rapidly was he dragged over the
rough pavement that neither those who
were- soon running toward him nor those
on the car were enabled to take the child
from him A dozen times it teemed that
both were under tiie t heels, but by a des
perate effort the lather each time saved
At last the car was Flopped nnd the
father and child were carried to the side
walk. The child was unhurt ni'd milled
as the anxious women took it. Golden
bad several ribs broken nnd fustalned
Internal injuries, which It Is thought will
Lc-lt Her Driftlns.
London. Aug. 20. The steamer Lyon
nesse, previously reported as standing by
tbe steamer Ohio, from New York for Hull,
which signaled off Scllly on Saturday
'that she was disabled, has returned to
Penzance. The Ljonncsse left the Ohio
ing several of the lo
cal and telegraphic
news features in this
issue of The Evening
Times will be found
in to-jjior row's Morn
CUTTING AT CUMBERLAND.
Two Mon "Wounded by a Tramp, One
Cumberland, lid.. Aug. 20. A very seri
ous cutting affray took place on what la
known as the "Blue Ridge," which spans
tho Totomac River at the foot of John
son ctreet, this city.
Tho actual facts In the caEC cannot be
obtained, as the man who did the cutting
has up to this writing sucsveded in evad
ing arrest. The man who did It is said
to I4 a tramp. The wnurded men are
said to boWUllani Mullit, jd Edward
Dcetz, of this city. The man uted a razor,
cutting Mulligau in six different places,
amoug them being a large gash about
three inches long on the throat. Deetz
received fie cuts on the face.
Friends of the men removed them to the
boiler-room of the city water works and
medical aid was summoned. Physicians
say Mulligan's Injuries may provo fatal.
DUELUST IIOMEHO'S FATE.
Sen ere Sentence, From Which Iloilny
Ho 1'artlally Itcllcscd.
City of Mexico, Aug. 20. Duellist Ro
mero, who was jesterday sentenced to pay
a fine of $1,800, undergo imprisonment
at hard labor for three years and four
mouths, with 100 days additional In case
of non-pa j men t of the fine, $4,500 per an
num in monthly Installments to the widow
of Col. Vcrastegul, whom he killed, be
sides the funeral expenses of $400, Is now
In the hands of the military commandant,
he being an army officer, to be confined
in the military prison in this city. It is
believed that Gen. Diaz will eventually
relieve Romero from Imprisonment, but
not from the pecuniary penalty. Romero
Is famous as a duellist.
OLD NIAGARA IN HARNESS
Current Turned on From the Mons
ter Dynamos To-day.
First l'ouer Is Dellsered tothoAliiin
Ilium Works and Eerythln:r Goes
to tho Satisfaction of All.
Niagara Falls, N. Y., Aug. 2C After al
most fleyears of work and the expenditure
of over $3,000,000, Niagara has finally
been harnessed and the power generated
by tbenionstcr 5,000 horse power djnamos
of the Cataract Construction Company are
now sending out the electricity for com
The first powcrwas delivered to the works
of thePlttslijrgReducliouConipuny liercat
7 30 o'clock this morning, when djnamo
No. 2, in the Construction Companj 's power
house, was set In motion.
At the reduction company's workB there
were about a dozen men at work and the
pots used in the making of aluminum arc
b-'ing tested by them to-daj-. A larger
force will be employed tomorrow, when
the real work begins.
The power from the power house is sent
over copper cables in a conduit to the
aluminum works. The current sent out Is
an alternating one, and liefore it can be
used In the making of aluminum It must b
transformed to a direct current.
This Is done by passing through four of
the largest rotary transformers eer
built. These are 2,100 borteiower each,
and three of tliera are running.
Eerj-thiug was found to work iierfcttly
and great satisfaction was expressed by
DEATH OF GEN. STOUT.
Ho liaised Kentucky' First Hejrlincnt
of Homo GuardH.
Chicago, Aug. 20. Gen. Alexander M.
Stout died yesterday of old ago at the
Presbyterian Hospital. He was a native of
Kentucky, and on the breaking out of the
civil war, raised (he first regiment of home
guards of that Slate, and subsequently
raised and cosuiuiUded the Seventeenth
He took part in otery battle in which his
regiment was engaged, and distinguished
himself ntCluckmaugn, being mentioned In
general orders and receiving from his fellow
officers a magnificent jeweled sword, in
sclrbed, "For distinguished gallantry at
After the war Gen. Stout attempted to
practice his professionat Louisville, but
sentiment was so strong against the Union
soldier that he found himself almost analien
In hisnattve State. He became Acting Com
missioner of Patents at Washington and
afterward practiced law In that city until
1870, when lie removed to Chicago and
practiced here until a few years ago. ;
XOT A FKEEZE-OCT.
Union raciric Mnnasers Declare TUey
Salt Lake City, Utah, Aug. 2G. President
Clark, General Manager Dickinson and
oilier officials of the Union Pacific railway
who arc here say there is uo truth in the
charges made agaiust them that they are
In a "syndicate to freeze out private coal
minicg industries and themselves reap tint
financial benefit of the monopoly thus
It has been charged here that after the
Union Pacific went into the hands of re
ceivers, the officials above mentioned and
otherssucceeded I.i gaining control of numer
ous and profitable mints previouslj worked
by private enterprise; that the syndicate
through discrimination on the rart of the
officials, alone supply the coal market and
mines owned bj- private companies have
been forced to shut down.
Tlio officials declare that the charges
originated with disgruntled coal mine
owners, and that there is absolutely no
truth In them.
All for Ciilia Libre.
St. Louts, Aug. EC A special from the
City or Mexico says: "The Notiocoro states
that there exists in this city a cei.tral Mexi
can committee, with the denomination of
Cuba Libie. whose object is to aid the pa
triots of that island In securing their inde
pendence It r.djsthatpcr-1-unsof good char
acter and armed wtth proper documents,
clothing them with the character or special
agents, will pcrsonallj- be engaged in the
matter of raising recruits and supplies for
Tliirueel In Tlielr lied.
Menominee, Mie-h., Aug. 6. -Fire caught
in a bed jesterday altemoonjn a Michigan
avenue boarding lfoase kepi by John Ander
son, end his two boys, John and Matthew,
aged seven and five yc'ars, who werenslccp,
were so badly burned that both will die.
The father was bally burned while rescuing
the children. The mother Jumped from a
second-xtory window with a little babe and
fractured one of bcr less.
WITHOUT A WHEELGU&RD
W. and G. Grip Car No 242 Re
ported to the Police.
LAW WILL BE ENFORCED
Commissioners Will Issue un Order
on Soptenilr 1 itequlrlmr Compll
hiico With tlio Fender Herniation.
Inspector Hrudshau's Keport Sub
attenuated by Actual Proof.
The attempt of President Dunlop nnd
Supt. Sailer, of the Washington & George
town Railway Companj-, to disccdlt the
report made by General Inspector L. P.
llradshaw concerning the equipment of
their cars with fenders has ended in what
appears to be a well-developed boomerang.
Mr. Hradshawstatcdiu his report, as pub
lished in The Evening Times, that "the
grips of'llie Washington & Georgetown lines
are not yet fully equipped, as required h
tlio regulations," and for this declaration
ho lias been severely arraigned by the Wash
ington & Georgetown officials, who char
acterize the statement as false.
"There are several unused grips that are
cot prolded with the fenders," said they,
"but surely Mr. Iiradshaw did not refer to
those," and the insinuation was nude that
the inspector had made a false representa
tion. MR. BRADSHAW'S REPORT.
The report so severely criticised, in print
and out, was dated the 14th instant, at
which time, Mr. Bradshaw asserted, the
grips were not all equipped, and in addition
to the published denunciations, the atten
tion of the Commissioners was calle-d to
the inaccuracy, and they were invited to
bo more particular bereafter in
scrutinizing reports of subordinates be
fore permitting the newspapere to publish
them. Taken altogether, the officials were
enabled to make out a strong case of alleged
The sequel, however, seems to be quite
the reverse. On Saturday last and again
yesterday, car No. 242, of the green line,
was reported to t he pi dice as lieing in service
without the wheel guard.
The grip had a trailer attached, and was
on the line in the performance of its daily
functions, when the deficiency was dis
covered on Saturday. That It continued in
service withoutequlpment is dc-monslratcd
by the fact that It was twice reported to
the police on different dates.
The question Is now whether or not the
penalty will be inflicted through tho police
court channel. The fine is not less than $25
per day for each car unprovided with the
ORDER TO BE ISSUED.
The Commissioners will, on the 1st of Sep
tember, send a notice to every railway that
comes within the law, requiring immediate
compliance with the regulations, and for
cacli and every dereliction thereafter an
information will bo filed and the maximum
There will be no defense against the
charge, since it is only by sufferance that
cars are now permitted to run without th.
It is stated that car 2 12 is not running to
day, from which circumsiauccitis inferred
that the company has "caught on" to the
fact that the criticism of Irsjector 1'rad
shaw's report Is not as well Justified as it
Killed by Yiuinl Indians.
8U Louis, Mo , Aug. EC A tpecial
from Ures, State of Sonera, Mcxicu, tuji?
that Frank Wclsch, on American liic in
surance agent, -r ho leit Ures ten day? ago
on an ovcr.at d trip to Cuht can, was killed
southwest of there by a tcid of Tncul
Indians. Mr. 'Webch war accompanied
by an escort of the mural guaids, ore of
whom was alto, killed.
The Secretary of the Navy.
DENBY IS STILL SILENT
No Word From the Minister Has
NAVAL FOBOE GATHEEING
Concord Leae Korea for Chefoo and
Will Ho Added to tho' Fleet Frob
ablo DenioiiHtrutlon by Thin Gov
ernment Ik Humored In Official
Circles of Washington.
Acting Secretary Adee sold this morning
that he bad received nothing from Minister
Denby concerning the Information on the
Chinese situation contained in the press
Mr. Adee Is exceedingly nverse to mak
ing any comment on what this absence of
official communication signifies, and he
would not talk on the subject beyond the
remark that nothing had been received by
him" to show whether. or not Mr. Denby was
carrying out the instructions sent him by
NO WOR I) FROM NEWELL.
No information explanatory of the de
parture or Capt. Newell, of tho Detroit,
from Foo Chow for Kucncng, where the
Chinese are investigating the recent mas
sacre, has been received a I cither the State
or Navy Departments, but in view of tho
fact that it was intended that Capt.Newell
should accompany Consul Hlson to Ku
cheng, It is believed that he has gone there
to relieve Erisignlvuns of his representative
capacity, and pertiaps to earry Instructions
to thecoiniil from Minister Denby
A cablegram received a tth e Navy D epa r t
ment reported the departure toslay of the
gunboat Concord from Chemulpo, Korea,
for Chefoo, China.
BIG FLEET THERE.
Her arrival 'at Chefoo will Increase the
number of-United States vessels there to
tbree, the otller two being the flagship
Baltimore arid' the gunboat Torktown.
Acting SccretaryTitcAdoo, of the Navy De
pnrtment, told a Times reporter that he
did Jiot know that auyrsigniflcance could
be attached to this asseqiJbihigcSof the Amer
ican naval force at Chefoi He bad given no
orders regarding the movvmeuts of ships
on lha Asiatic statioo, where everything
was now in the hands of RearJAdmtral Car
penter. For this reason Mr. McAdoo was
unable to confirm a suspicion that this
government Intended to makea demonstra
tion against China on account of the mis
LNSTJHAJfCE WILL Bt PAID.
Railroad nnd Insurance Company to
Divide tho Los6s.
Bloomlngton, 111., Aug. 20' A compro
mise has becn-rejehed Jn the litigation
arising from the destruction last summer
of the business portion of Genoa, this
county, by fire. The loss waa $.100,000
and the insurance companies lost $119,000.
Tiie allegation was made that the fire
was caused by sparks from a Chicago
locomotive, and on that theory tl.e insur
ance companies sued the Alton railroad
for that sum. One case was tried, and the
jury disagreed. The Chicago and Alton
agrees to pay to eaih loser 10 per ctnt. of
the loss iiotcove-rcd by insurance, of which
25 per ci'ut, is to be paJei to the insurance
Editor Lean Cut In Two.
Grand Rapids, Mlcu.Aus. EC George
F.,Lcsgcv editor or thu Sunfield Sun, was
Instantly killed In this city by jumping off
fin eieetrlc car In fnutfot another going in
an opposite dlrecttonJat a -high- rate of
speed. .His body was,cui,In two and horri
Extra for Labor Day.
Steamer Richmond, will 'cava same a
regular scncauie, a SiiK- J?5j v
ill IN GORGEOUS ARRAY
White Plumed Knights Invade the
Hub by Tens of Thousands.
SPECTACLE OF SPLENDOK
Eerj-tlllii2 Moving Griitidly Xo Se
rious De-lny of Trains Mj-riads of
Visitors Not Knights Candidates
for tho Offices Belief That Pitts
burg Will Get the Next Conclave.
Boston, Aug. EG. The busiest place in
Boston is the headquarters of the triennial
conclave committee of Knights Templar.
Early in the morning the chief of each sub.
committee was at his desk, ready for the
business of the day.
The scene was decidedly suggestive of
the headquarters of a commauder-ln-clilef
of an army that, after weeks of prepara
tion, vas about to be led into battle. Aids
hurrying in and out with reports and orders
kept the heads of departments continually
on the qui vlve, and the Knights, clad li
the picturesque re-galia of the order, lent
the martial touch necessary to complete
FILLED WITH MARCHERS.
To the reception committee has fallen the
brunt of the battle. Under their 'direction
the streets arc filled with marching men.
At the railroad sratioi-s detachments from
Boston, De Molay, St. Omar, De Payens,
Joseph Warren, and the other Bosto.
commanderles are receiving the invading
Templars and marching them off to their
Tho committee on transportation re
port progress all along the line. The trains
bearing the visiting commanderles are run
ning closer to schedule than was expected
and there is little danger that any com
mandery will be tied up on a railroad sid
ing whilo its fellows ate marching in the
grand parade. Somo of the Western
trains are reported late, anil the New Eng
land specials to day were not all on time,
but no sTiousdclay is expected.
All tho other committees have been
pressed to their utmost, capacity by the
accumulation in tha closing hours of
preparation or the thousand and one details
attending so stuiendous a gathering, and
tho results achieved appear mar clous.
The city is rapidly filling up with strang
ers, the weather promises to be propitious-,
and the indications all point to the most suc
cessful conclave In the history of the order.
PITTSBURG NEXT TIME.
Leading members of the order believe that
Pittsburg will have a walkover In securing
the next conclave for that city, but say
there will be spirited contests for some or
the orrices of the grand encampment-
The orflec of grand recorder is now filled
by appointment, the former recorder having
died reccullj- There are many candidates
for that place, among the most prominent
belnc; W. B. Isaacs, Jr., son or the latcgrand
recorder; Mr. Thomas, of Washington; Mr.
Rnuisay, or Pcnnsjlvanla; W. II. Mayo, or
MlssoJri, and John A. Geron, or Detroit.
It Is generally understood that the grand
master, Hugh McCurdy, or Michigan, will
be succeeded by W. La Rue Thomas, of Kentucky-.
The other officers down to the Junior
grand warden will probably be promoted.
For the position of Junior grand warden
there will be sevcnl candidates. The
chances are that W. B. Melish, Imperial
potentatc-of the shrine, will be elected.
The Old Dominion knights came in num
bers this morning on the Fall River boat
train. One of the Alexandria commanderles
was aboard; also knights from Petersburg
and Portsmouth. The principal representa
tive body from Virginia was Grice, No. 10,
or Norfolk. This commandery brought
thirty-three sir knights and seventeen la
dies, beside several gentlemen who came.
as guests of the commander,
1'OOH PROSPECT FOIt TJNIOX.
Canada Xot Anxlotm to Assume the
Debt of -Newfoundland.
Loudon, Aug. 2C In the House of Com
mons to-day Mr. William Johnston, Con
servative, member for South Belfast,
asked for Information as to the position
of tho negotiations which had been pur
sued between Newfoundland and Canada
to tho end that the former ehall be merged
into the dominion. He also asked whether
the home government would assist In set
tling tho financial difficulties of New
foundland. Mr. Chamberlain, tecretary of state for
tho colonies, said that the negotiations were
in abj-auee, owing, he believed, to the dis
inclination of the dominion to atsutne the
dbt of Newfoundland. If the tecond part
of Mr. Johnston's question meant the im
position upon tin taxpayers of Great Britain
of any liability for tho debt of the colony
of Newfoundland, Mr. Chamberlain eald,
he mustanswerlnthc negative.
Pall Mull Gazette on the Mike Dnycr
London, Aug. 20. The Pall Mall Gazette
in an article commenting on the spurious
interiews with Mr. M. F. Dwyer, which
were cabled over from America by a news
agency, expresses regret that the agency
should have rio.Kled the English press with
a concoction of falsehoods calculated to
arouse severe and bil-rcriticisni.
"Englishmen freely admit," says the
Gazette, "that theic cousins across the
Atlantic possess a fair share of sportsman
like spirit, and can take a b-atln,; like men,
though when they are victorious thej- crow
more than Is consistent with dignity. It
is the baser sort of American Journalism
eager for sensation and reckless in Iving
that makes troable by creating 111 feeling.
Interesting Trip of Vice Presfdsnt
King of the B. and 0."
Its Object an Inspection Which May
Lend to Ilulldhis of Important
LIukH He'twceu Existing Llues.
Baltimore, Aug. 2C Tliomas M. King,
vice president of the Baltimore and Ohio
Railroad, mil start to-day on a trip of in
spection'over the Roanoke and Southern,
and the Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley Rail
road lines. Mr. King will be accom
panied by Gen. John Gill, receiver of the
last named road, and Col. John A. Tomp
kins expert accountant.
It is said that Mr. King's object in
making the trip is to examine these rail
road properties for the purpose of,dctcr
mluing the practicability of hringrg them
into a close alliance with the Baltimore
and Ohio, thus giving that road access to
a large section of the South and putting
It In ik-U1oii to make further connections
and extensions in the section.
Tho Valley Railroad, or Virginia, which
is part of the Baltimore & Ohio system, ex
tends southward through the Shenandoah
Vall-y, from Hariwr's Ferry, W. Vu., to
Lexington, Va., and fifty miles from Ro
anok, the northern terminus of the Roan
oko & Southern. Any project for extend
ing the business or the B. & O. southward
oer the Roanoke & Southern would re
quire the construction ut a railroad be
tween Lexington and Roanoke.
The building or sucli a coinection has
frequently been urgesj, and the llaltimore
& Ohio has survejs for it which were
made some lime ago. It lias been slated
that the extension of the llaltimore &
Ohio into the South was ilclajvd anil pre
sented bj- the urgent necessitj- ot itnxrov
lng Its trunk line route be-twecn the East
and the West, which included the building
or the Philadelphia branch, traffic ar-rangeire-nts
over the Philadelphia &
Reading to New York anJ the securing
of terminal facilities in New Vurk and
The Roanoke nnd Southern is 121.3
miles long ai d extends f outh from Roanoke
to Winston-Salem, N. C. It is Ieated by
the Norfolk and Western Ci mpauy. At
Winston connection it n.ade with the Cape
Fear and Yadkin road, which extends
northward from Wilmingtou, N. C in tie
coast to Mount Airy, N. C, a lew in. Its
south of the Virginia line. The iLain line
of the Cape-Fear and Yadkin Valiey road
is 24S.2S miles long. It l:af a half dozen
branches, which gnc it a total mileage
or 33S.G8 miles.
O.V A WHOLESALE SCALE.
How Hentrlco Orflelnls Sn hulled Pcjo
plo Who Trusted Them.
Beatrice, Neb., Aug. 2C There Is no
longer any doubt that the Turging of citj
warrants for which City Clerk Phillips
and Water ConunNsioner Hawkius are
under arrest lias been carried on system
atically for jears and on almost a whole
Investigation ot the books In the city
clerk's olf ice has been going o'i for a week,
and to-daj-'s disclosures were the most
sensational of nil, showing that the for
geries were begun nearly four j'car ago
and continued at intervals since. Ex
Major Schultz, who returned to-day, de
clares that many warrants hearing his sig
natures and which were suppoeJ to be
genuine are forgeries. The two ncccseil
men, while not e-oalesslng. Intimate that
others are implicated.
Desperate "Early Morulas Work of
Four Baltimore Tonshs.
Baltimore, Md., Aug. 20. Patrolman
John J. Dalicy, of She Southern police
district, w&s shot and fatally Injured
with his own revolver craly this morning at
the corner ot Charles and Conway streets.
The officer attempted to arrest four men
who were disturbing the peace. One of
them seized Bailey's stick and dealt him
a severe blow on the head. The jiollceman
then drew his revoUer, but liefore he could
uselhc weapon, KogcisDougherty wrenched
It from his hand and sent a bullet through
The report of the pistol summoned aid
and Dougherty and two of his tumiuiiions
were arretted. Dailcy mil removed to the
Maryland University Hospital where It
was found that the bullet hail perforated
the kidneys. Little hope Is entertained for
Ep worth Leaguers' Excursion.
Round Lake, N. Y., Aug. 20. The conven
tion of the Epwortli League-closed lastnight
with an, enthusiastic consecration service.
Tha delegates, numberin gover GOO, left
this morning for an excursion to Saratoga
and Lake George,, and will retain-to New
SUICIDE OA WAR CLERK
W. W. Kitted Kills Himself in a
HE WAS TO BE MAEELED
Ills Wedding TVos Postponed at llb
Own Request and Ho Suddenly Left
tho City 111m Fiancee Prostrated
With tlioSliock No CuusoAscrlbedJ.
for Ills Itush Act. ,
Pittsburg, Aug. 20. W. W. Kittell, of
Washington, D. C, shot and Instantly killed
himself at Hotel Wllley, on Sixth street,
at 8:1G o'clock this morning.
The suicide stood in front of the mirror
in his room when he fired the bullet into
the base of his brain behind the right ear.
He fell dead in his tracks Just as a cham
bermaid Inserted her key In the door lead
ing to his room the shot was fired. The
frightened girl summoned the hotel clerk,
who looked over the transom and discovered
the man lying upon the floor.
Mr ICettell arrived at the hotel on Satur
Nothiug In his actions caused suspicion,
and all of yesterday he spent quietly in his
room. Saturday evemnghemjiled a money
order for SI00 to G. W. Kittell, Bartow,
A note was found addressed to the pro
prietor of the hotel. It read: "My name
and address given are correct. No one
will call for my body. Let it be dbposed
of as the authorities see fit. My watcli.
and S10 I give to the proprietor to coin
jiensate him for tl.e annoyance that the
taklngofmy lire willcaiise you."
Mr. Kittell was probably 30 years of
age; G feet 10 inches in height; smooth
face, and wore a gray suit of clothing.
Little else is known about him. It is be
lieved that he was connected with the
War Department at Washington.
Another note bearirg the signature ot
O. A. Wylle, in a lady's handwriting,
was fouund in bis pecket. It read:
"I hereby promise that I will Liier ask
you to take me anywhere as long as I
WHO KITTELL 1VAS.
:us;emeut to Miss Wylle and
Its Slid Seciuel.
W. W. Kittell was a clerk in the Record
and Pension Division ot the War Depart
ment. Hewasanativeof Loup City, Nebr.,
and wasappointcd from thatStatein 18Srl
to his present position. When he first came
to tills city he took up his resilience at No.
925 E street northwest, at a boarding
house kept by Miss Lizzie Freedman. Ht
roomed with Charles IL Gray, a young man
wit a whom he had grown up In his native
He boarded with Miss Freedman up to
two j ears ago, when he went to live at the
Maryland House, on Seventh street, just
above the boundary.
He had livctl in this house almost con
tlnuoutly ever since he left bis lodgings
on E ttreet.
Here he formed the acquaintance of Miss
Olii e Wjlle, the 20 year-old daughter of the
hofl proprietor. Kittell was almost con
stant in his attention to the young ladj
from tho first, and their friendship soon
nivned iuto love. The young couple were
engaged to be married, and it teems the
wedding was fixed for last Saturday, all
arraiig"nients having been made by them
to have the ceremony performed in Balt
more on that day.
POSTPONED THE WEDDING.
Mr. Kittell surprised lib sweetheart very
mucti on Friday night by telling her that
the wedding would have to tie postponed
for a short lime, liccause I.e was broken
down in health, nnd had obtained a seven
day-.' leave of absence from the office
and intended goirg away for a short lime
to trj- and recuperate.
The young lady protested at first, but
seeing her entreaties were without effect,
she reluctantly consented to the proposed
trip. He left Washington Saturday night,
going direct to Pittsburg and the sad
news of his suicide in that city was the
first wonl Miss Wylie has rcceiveil of
hlmsince his strange and sudden departure.
MISS WYLIE PROSTRATED.
She Is almost prostrated by the shock,
and could not be seen when a Times re
porter called this morning. Her father,
Mr. William IL Wylle, was seen, however.
In his ofllce, and when asked regarding the
reported engagement between his daughter
and Kittell and the sudden brvaking or the
date set for their marriage, corroborated
the story In detail.
"Yes; thej- were to have been married
In Baltimore last Saturday mornin?," said
he, "and my son was going over wilh them
to witness the marriage. Mr. Kittell gave
my daughter the only intimation to tl.e con
trary Friday ui?htrwhcn he told her the
wedding would have to be postponed, as he.
was not feeling well.
"As he has been in bad health for some
weeks past we re-atbly accept thcexplana
tion offered. Mr. Kittell cser since he has
been in my bouse has led a most exemplary
life, and was liked by every one.
"He came to me on Thursday and asked
my lermission to let him marry 011e on
Friday instead ot Saturday, tl e aj- ongi
nolly set, and I dissuaded him from the
idea. Late Trielay night he stood at the win
dow for several hocrs, looking out and
sobbing at Intervals. I know ot no reason
for his ac t except the fact that his mind
must have been temi oraiily impaired by
overwork, as he was cgreat student."
Charles H. Gray, Kitttl's room mate,
but knew of co reason for the suicide. He
has communicated by telegraph with Mr.
Kittcl's parents, who arc now in Florida,
and will await their in nlstructiui.s before
proceeding. It is thought his rcmai&s wiji
bo brought here for burial.
Copyist ofMups Wanted.
The Civil Service CummKsiun will hold
an examination on September 17 to se
cure eliglbles for the position nt copyist
of maps in the topographer's office, Post
orfiee Department. There are at present
three vacancies to be filled, and the salary
or the position is S000 per annum. The
subjects or the examination are letter
writing, geography, mathematics and
drawing. Residents of the District of Co
lumbia maj apply for this examination.
Their Xuwl Capsized.
Loudon, Aug. 2C Five men were
drowned by the capsizing of a yawl at
Sccgucs on' the catt coat t of England to
day. Extra for Labor Day.
Steamer Richmond will leave same aa
regular 'schedule, 9 a. ra.
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