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THE EVENING TIMES, WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1897.
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I 19(Kr The Madrid Mandolin Orchestra Will Render Sweet Music.
S H USS " t5!vl'B) 111 1 ' Diamonds, Watches and Jeweirj- they need or fancy without feel-
' j??1! k ljBir4vJr XtorionpfPA jfifc ' J ingf the hard hand of "cash" barring their way.
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SHQKEH INJIS RETREAT
raminany's Leader and His
Friends at Hot Springs.
ATTEND A COUNTRY COCRT
The JJKiliimiii-liiMl Snellen. Improv
iny; In Health Under the Influence
of lu re Air mid Hot Milplmr
Huih. Mi'nm'n. Van "Vyck and
Mieehnn Will Soon Join Him.
l!ol Kprinp-, Va.. Nov. 10 - rer-onnl iib
jrl$", tlie ibaue upon which ltichard Cro; t
suiMufully Miruoted Tuiinnany'rt fiit cuoi
palrii In the Oioutr New York, tjobbud )
lien yesterday, not to plapup, but to
riiius!. the Taminaiiy chieftain.
Mr CroU-r came 500 miles to divert Mb
thought from political questions, but he
unu-MectMliy came faoe rj face 'villi oiip f
the most interesting of tho-e que-tions.
Sili her Ilaineb nor Rooevelt figured in the
Incideut bin thai fact did not Iudmmi Mr.
CrokcrbeiOoymeiit of it.
It was the brightest uiornlugsince the nr
rlvaloniiuTaiii'iiaiiylfjuleraudliisfneudh. The sun shone ever the mountains and gave
the valley an attractiveness it had not .-os-fcif-rd
bince the New York party arrived
ou Sdtiday morning. 11 afforded tt'C iirtsl
option unity for a pleasant drive ot the
ii'nuulaiii roads, and Mr. Crokcr loft the
New Homestead Hotel with ins friends
t'toti alter 10 o clock
They drove u. the Warm Springs, rive
ii,H uh 'roiri hero. That haitilel, bciles
bemg tlie eounty teat of Bath county, wjis
foi years tlie rendezvous t,f the first fain
lhes tif Virginia and all of the mtUing tlis
tnets Washington used to go ttiere on
imrseltaek t5o did TlK.mas Jerforo:i and
otbe; i.o tablet.
In a little old-fashioned hotel that lin"
stood In Warm Pprings fr more than a
etsiitury is kept a register, to which llr
(Tinker mid his Iriends first gave tliir at
tcntioti Of It they found tlie names -f
Wnsliingtou, Jcrterstin, Madlsnn and nutiiy
othoi distinguished Virginians, all or
ivh'iui. It appeared, had combined porsx-n.il
liberty with personal health in visiting the
springs a '-entun ago Among tlie entries
on theiugister wuh.li showed that persona'
libertv wjisnot un iinknown issuein those
dajs were such ite.ns as mint juleps" and
" giog," which appear opposite the nan eK
of n.anv distinguished visitors.
Tlie Il.it h couiitycourt began i' sqtiarterly
nest-loll in Warm Springs yesterday, ilr.
GrtiVcr, with Senator Umdy.Ool Gardiner.
Alt. Guggenheimcr juhI llr. O'Brien, went
oet Iromthehotelto sec how the wheels of
just4te wtirtc !n a backwot.ds county of Old
Virginia They had barely obtained seats
In the courtroom before an excise case
The judge, n man with a long gray beard
and "store l.oos ' al with his feet nearly
en a level A till his head. He chewed to
bacco automatically, and relied on the
prosecuting attorney for his essential views
A sitircof mountaineers werfon hand to
bear the case. One or their number wauled
to take out a license to retail liquor. The
prosecuting attorney was oppred to grant
ing it. It was necessary for the applicant
to prove that his reputation was good and
tliat a ealoou to bis locality would not
tie (ktriieental to th toiiununity at large-
'l,ii uu crniUdcr this Ik use a suitalile.
p-oper and eoii t nient place for the It cation
of a saloon' a witress was asKtd.
Mi. Closer riant tl his neck to catch Hi"
answfi Col Oartliner pressed forward to
hearil. Senatoi Gradv aiidtti-othertiiHii
iK-rt, tr Uic iit wire all attention.
"W..I," the witntss draw ltd. "the lions.
n.ity Ite suitable and it may be piorcr, but
1 rair-'t ia I think It is exactly coiive.iient,
Squire. The npiil'i ant's place Is plumb
two miles iroiii ij house-"
Ai: ol the New York i were wondering
1K.W the Haines law would work in a condi
tion of that s.rt, an meant Hue another
witness was called- He looVed like i
Hines law inspector from Tioga county
piowlmg about the Tenderjolii.
"Are- yon a diunkard?" the witness was
"No, a'r." was his prompt reply.
"ilf jou drink regularly?"
"Bin are jou never drunk?"
"How's that? Please cxprilu."
Again Mr CroWrand his frient'.s became
allaltention. Senator Grady felt sine that
he wa,.abaiit to hear a paradox, the logic of
wlifclt Senator Haines would be untble to
nsist, when Senator Grady anise to con
fionthim with it in Alliany this winter.
"I can't get drunk, 'squire," said the wit
i.ess. "ily credit ain't gootl cnougli."'
The applicant lost his case, rcrsonal lib
crty wisnot assuccessfulanisMiehere as 1L
had bccnin Great?! New Yorkonewetiiago.
Tlie court nt 'lM-d to grant the license.
Mi - Crokei and his friends drove back to
Hot Springs and spnt the afternoon qui
etly. Tlie Tammany leader walked for
svmc tiineon the veranda of the hotel, and
took a sulphur bath late in the afternoon.
llfcontiuicstoim.rocln health daily, and
counts among bis latest accomplishments
the accent o the mountain at the rear of
the hotel. This ridge is one thousand
feet altovcthe site tin which the New Home
stead stands, and Mr. Crokcr was followed
t, tl.t op only by Col. Gardiner. Mcsti.
Grady. Guggenheimer and O'Brien stopred
some oist ance below the ridge.
Mayor-elect Van Wvck is not here yet.
Thelatest rep utisthat he will he here soon,
accompanied by John C. Sheehan
VANDUHIUr.T A l-'HtK FIGHTKH-
Coriieliins, Jr.. l-:.vtliigui.hes u Bbw,
lint 1, Slightly Scorched.
Newport, It. I., Nov. 10. -Cornelius Van
dtibMt, ji., was painfully butucd on the
right hand early yesterday evening while
extinguishing a fire at his house. He and
Mrs Vamierbilt are occupying the villa '
Belli vuc aM'tiue. owned by Mr. John 11
lais Servants discovered the draperies
oi tliiMiluing-rooir.doorway to be In flames.
M.'. am' Mrs. Vanderbilt. were at home,
and we! c summoned speedily.
The blaze had then communicated to tlie
woodwork and was making headway fast,
but Mi. VanderbiU tore down the curtain,
w liib-bp directed the inn from the stablesln
an effective use or tne garden hose about
the burning iole and door-casing. His
presence of mind doubtless prevented con
siderable damage, at weU as rendered
needless thecomingof the fire department,
which hid been called, but ids burns will
cause him to be a sufferer Tor several days,
Tlis damage to the house by smoke and
water was slight-
Tahe the 1'eniiNy Ivan la Ilallrond
To Philadelphia, Sunday, Novemlier 14.
$,:V)0 round trip. Best service; most con
venient station. noHMt
Do you know that you can hare
The Morning, Evening and Sunday
Tiiue the only COMPLETE nev
paper published in AVtmhlnuton
served to you by carrier for fifty
cviitN a month?
ACCUSED BY SISTBRS-1H-L AW
William Cauldivell Charged With
Troubles, Growing Ont of the Chuuge
of an Old Sunday 1'nper Into u
lillv Politie-al Organ.
New York, Nov. 10. At the lu&laucc of
his sisters in-law, who claim that, as
trustee of their TiAher's will, Jie ha-j
misappropriated nearly $200,000, Tonner
S'a'e Senntor William Cauldwell wa- ar
rested yesttrt'ay. Ueputy Sheriff Wal-perlngiiiidethear'-e-tas
Mr Cauldwell was
going inio his office in the Beniietl build
ing The order w.v issued by Justice
Lawrence, of the supreme court.
Mr. Cauldwell was released on $10,000
bail. He reru-ed to talk about the case
and luirrid nwav to hiB home in Orange,
N. J., to r-lievc the mind of his bride. The
instigators or the suit also refused to talk
and th? lav. yers on both sides were as dumb
as i he proverbial oyster.
Tlie story of the troubles between Mr.
Cau'dwell and Tliomas Rogers, as trustees,
and Mrs. Mary J. Westcrfield ,i'id Mis
1'lora lb.cers as beneficiaries under tlie
ivillcjt Jason Rogers, the great locomotive
builder, ha" been aired in the newspapers
many times h. the last year. It seems to
begin with Mr. Cauldwell's attempt, four
years ago to make a daily out of his al
ways successful Sunday Mercury. Tills
papr had been a recognized institution of
the city for fifty year", but with its change
to a dailv it lost nteshge, and fn the spring
of icTia it became u political orgau and J
died a political death.
In March, 1895, Mr. Cauldwell sold his
last interest In the historic piper to
William Noble, a brother or Dan Noble, the
famous Northampton bank robber, taking
the Ho'n Empire. Sixty-third street and the
r-oulevnril. In payment.
Mr. Cauldwell has a daughter, Janet C
Cauldvvll, and a sen, Leslie C. Cauldwell,
an artist, who do not consider the matter
serio is enough to bring them Kick f loin
It was in lROS, in Mornsania, tint Jason
Itogers, or Paterson, N. J., died and left in
estate, said to bo worth $2 000,000, In
the In nds e.r trustees, one of whom was
Colunibtib C. Rogers, his brother. The
bcnriciaries were his children, Mrs. Mary
J. West erf icldt Miss Flora Rogers and
Thomas Rogers. Columbus B. Rogers re
signed in .tune, lSbG, and Mr. Cauldwell.
the proprietor or the Mercury and a pillar
of financial rectitude, was appointed in nib
The Tori ial charge mad.-by the daughters
of J son Rogers places the first misuse of
the monev of the estate coincident with
the ambitions that wrecked the famous
paper. It was in 1893 that the Sunday
Mercury became the Daily Mercury, and it
was i'i 1S93, according to the reptutof Ex
p-rt Accountant Charles Button, that
$17r00 was withdrawn from the estate by
Mr. Cauldwell as a ''c-all loan."
"Thereafter," continues the affidavit,
"CxuJd.vell withdrew from the estate large
sums of money. Such withdrawals weto
made from thefundsof the trustestrtteintht!
Central Trust Company, to the credit of
the trustees. The whole amount embezzled
from the trusts by the trustees, or one of
them, i mounts, as shown by theinestlga
tlon, to $195,230.42 "
In March, 1S95, Mr. Cauldwell turned
oer the pai-er to persons who are eald to
h.tedropped$400,0001n seventeen inontUH.
I He Ltcanie, Into the bargain, owner of the
On November 10, 1846 just 51 years ao Jacob Caslelberg-,
the founder of the National Jewelry Company, established himself
in business at 126 North Gay Street, Baltimore, Md. In Janua-,
1872, he inaugurated the system of selling Jewelry on credit. He
is the pioneer of the Jewelry credit business of the country, just
as the late Motel Castclberg, of Loudon, England, was the pioneer
of the instalment business for the entire world. He was the first
to extend credit to the rich and poor alike, about 1805.
This evening we celebrate our Slst Anniversary in business.
We are in the prime of our business lifejust at the mile-stone of
Our establishments have gone forward in public favor every
year. We built our business rightly strongly et it firmly on
the safe foundation of "reliability" with credit as the corner
stone the key that opens the waj' to every honest man or woman
to enjoy the refinements and comforts that come of having the
CASTELBERG'S NATIONAL JEWELRY CO.
1103 Pa- Ave.
lKirt-J Hmplrt. In turn, he awicned the
lh.ttl pn.pertv 'to the clamoring helre-i-es
v boss attorney, Haniilton '"SValli", started
tin- investigatiin of" f'ho u'ust. But eeii
tli big hotel, thrown Into' the gap, -auk
our c r sight, and now 'the worst has taken
it'i his eld paper gone, Mr. Cauldwell
took unto nimsclf a new wife, marrying
Mis Cleanor Lcwls.'rrom the Hotel En.
pire, in February of this year.
DIED AVITn irts IJOOIS ON.
A Notorious, wirlsiw Killed "Vhl!
Wichita, Ko.is., Nov. 10. Cliarlle Clifton,
alias, Dynamite Dick, notorious outlaw, was
killed Monday at the house of Sid Wil
lams, fifteen miles west of Checotalu, I.
T- by a posse of deputy marshal
The marshals had been on his trail for
three weeks and had (based him all over
the Cherokee Nation, but his knowledge
of the e-ountry enabled him to elude them.
Yesterday They learned that he was at
the home of William. The house was
Clifton refused to surrender, ami Bald
l.e prercrted to die witl. his Ixiots on.
He opened fire on the attacking pirty,
but, as Willi mis and his family were In
the house, the deputies dared not fire
until the outlaw cxpo-ed. himself.
Several or he deputies were wounded
by buUets from tlie outlaw's gun. Finally
Clifton stepped to the door so that he
could do better execution, when he re
ceived a -volley of bullets and fell foi:
ward, mortally wounded. The officers
loaded tne body into a wagon, and took
it to Cliectitahu, where it was positively
Dynamite Dick has been the terror or
the Indian country Tor several years, be
ing the head of one of the boldest outlaw
gangs that operated in that wild ceiintry
He got the name of "Dynamite'
Dick, It Is said, because he used to l.oie
holes in his caitiidges and fill them with
dynamite, which would explode with
e'ead'y effect after striking n solid sul
staucc. He was Implicated in ntinieioiw
bank, and expiess robberies, and had
killed several people.
FIGHT M ITU A BALD EA(JLE.
Though Wnu -dell. ' - L'herly Bird
L'ncoln, Neb., Nov. lO.-At McGarvey's
Lake nar here, John Comstock, a farmer,
shot a noble speejinen of the bald eagle,
lie broke th.: eagle's wing, but when he at
tempted to pick up the feathered king
it in!c Hs talons Into his flealf' through the
Con.stocV: struggled to free hlmelf from
the bird, which cut and scratched his skin
in many places with Its beak and claw?.
He finally succeeded In drawing his pocket
Knife and sUtbzd It until, weak from loss
of blood, It released its hold and fell.
Comstock was compelled to come to
Lincoln and secure th3 services of a surgeon
to drc?s his wounds, the muscles of one arm
bdng badly torn.
The birds claws nre at least three inches
long and black and sharp, indicating that
the eagle was old. The wings from tip to
tip measure eight feet four inches.
How to Cure Hillcius Colic.
"I suffered for weeks with colic and paini
In my stomach caused by biliousness and
hod to taka medicine all the while until I
used Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and
Diarrhoea Remedy, which cured me. i
have since reconimnd2dit to a good man?
people." Mrs F. duller, Fairhaven. Conn,
rcrsonsi who are subject to bilious colic can
ird of thi' attack by taking this remedy
as soon as the first sy raptc-mi appear. Sold i
by Henry Evans,! wholesale and retail
druggists. 938 F st ind Conn ave. and a
nt. uw. and 1428 Md. arc. noi
Next to Star Office.
FATALLY SHOT BY HIS WIFE
A Xews Superintendent Mortally
Wounded in His Home.
Dnmp.tlP Infelicity in the Family of
Michael McCiwher Lends, to a
Tragedy Woman Arrested.
Philadelphia Nov. 10. Under circum
stances as yet not fully explained Michael
T. McCusker, superintendent of tlie I'nien
Nwfc Company's Camden agency, was
fatally shot bv his wife, Florence, in their
home, at No. 206 Benson btreet, last
mgl.t. McCusker was taken to Cooper Hos
pltnl wnli a gaping wound in his abdomen
and died this morning. Mrs. McCusker was
nneted, and while she admits the shooting,
she does not explain it.
T!'t McCuskers have not gotten on w'ii
together, and a couple of years agi ihey
separa'ed 'ifter some very stormy scenes
L.ler on they patched up their differences
and decided to ll,e together again. They
have quarreied a goxl deal lately, however,
Clarence Smith, eighteen years old, boards
with them, but he was in bed at the time
of the shooting. He is a brother in-law
of Mrs. McCusker.
Whe-i McCusker went home to his supper
he found the front door locked and he burst
it open. There was a short, shaip quarrel,
but peace- Was apparently ref tored, and aO
I 10 o'clock )lc( uker got a kettle! ul of beer
fiom Russell's saloon, on the corner.
At l(r;ifc'clock Mrs. McCusker suddenly
rushed across to George Hughes house, oil
the comer, and exclaimed:
"Mike's shot; send for a doctorl"
I Policeman Stecn, who was first on the
seem of tl.e Shaw-Zane tragedy, was sum
mon, d. s he enteicd t he house, he found
i McCisktr lying i.i a pool of blood in the
I hallway. Pointing to his wife, who stood
ovei him. he said:
"If I die, you'll hang for this."
Oi. th' iy io tut- City Hall Mr". Mc
Cusker admitted to Patrol Officer Golden
tha she had shot her husband, and when
asked whit she had done with the re
volver, she ''aid she had hidden it under
an ash Ixix in the kitchen. There the
officers fouiiu the weapon with one cham
At tne hospital McCuskcr's ante-mortem
sttiten.cnt was taken by Wilh.iri A.
Busted. In It he stated that his wife
puled a revolver anil threatened to kill
him. He tried to wrest it from her. when
slu pulled the trigger and the ball struck
MOHA EXILED FROM COSTA RICA
l'resldent IleH'ns' Heroic Means
to Prevent Defeat.
New York, No. 10. President Iglesias.
of Costa Rica, has taken another important
step calculated to secure his re-electlou
He. hu6 exiled his predecessor, former Presi
dent Moi a, according to a statement mad'i
by Dr. J. H. Feuss, medical examiner for
the Equitable Life Assurance Society of
the United States at Bocas del Toro,
United States of Colombia. Dr. Feuss ar
rhed here yesterday morning on the Atl'.s
line"' Alta, from Port Limon.
"When 1 was in Port Llrnon," said Dr.
Feuss, -'I heard that Mora had been exiled.
He went to some South American country.se
far as 1 could learn. Iglesias thought the op-
j position party was to name him as its candi
datfor president. Further than these mea
' ger announcements I could gather no details.
Grand Opening This Evening.
We "extend a cordial invitation to our patrons and the citizens
of the District of Columbia and surroundings to visit our estab
lishment and help us celebrate.
A Chrysanthemum for Every Lady.
A Boutonniere for Every Gentleman.
Today, Thursday, Friday and Saturday of this week
only we shall make the most stupendous offer ever made by any
reliable establishment in America.
All Purchases Made Here During These Four
Days Will Be Subject to a Special Discount
of 15 Per Cent From Marked Prices.
This d scount means a saving of really $35 on every $100
thus giving the Combine High-profit Cash-jewelers a knockout
blow. We'have fought them to a standstill. Their claim that you
have to pay for credit has been undermined and honey-combed
thoroughly, with the positive' proof that even at our regular prices
we sell at least 20 per cent under their lowest figures. We offer
this discount that everybody will be able to get a reliable token
from our celebration. Every article in the establishment is
marked in plain figures. A child can purchase as cheaply and as
as a man and with the same satety.
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you. Mines oi juiamonus io ueugm yuu. .mc w3 i ,... m
add nature's charm to the d splay.
Any honest man or woman can buy DIAMONDS, WATCHES
and JEWELRY of us without publicity on the following terms :
$10 worth, $1.00 down, 50c weekly. j $50 worth. $5.00 down, $1.00 weekly.
$15 worth, $i.50 down, 75c weekly. , $r5 worth, $7.50 down, $1.50 weekly.
$25 worth, $2.50 down, 75c weekly. $100 worth, $10.00 down, $2.00 weekly.
Goods delivered on first payment.
A guarantee accompanies every article sold that if not satisfactory
monev will be cheerfully refunded.
You are privileged to select anything you please and it will
be reserved upon the payment of a small deposit.
Baltimore Store, 108 N. Eutaw St.
A ffaus were quiet otherwise in Costa iei
v. I en 1 left.'
I'i Fcjss brought "some Interesting new
or the work now going on on the Panama
"Rucently," he said, -about 1500 negroet
were imported from Sierra I.cont to work
o i the canal. It was thought the could
give better serlc than the Jamaican la
borer there. Only a short time after they
nrmoc' an epidemic of beri-berl spread
through the rinks or tt.e Sierra Leone men.
When I last was in that vicinity one-quarter
or them had found hasty graves. T'ii is a
conscivhlive estimate. The beri beri 'vept
spreading, and I have rift doubt there are
mom vletiiiH by tlil- time."
"Yet," Dr Feus continued, "work is go
in." on briskly on the canal. The co.np.uy
still has $8,000,000 in its treasury. When
till" is gone I suppose the project willed
lapse, but th" company must keep on work
ing as long as it can In order to sae its
concession. Work now is being don' princi
pally at Cuchahea and Calabria. At Cala
brnv the most powerful obstacles are n et
will. There th- sod is shirting continually
Tne intention Is to build a series of heavy
brie!, walls and daii.s to keep the "oil
Then bt. Feuss adverted roth- state of
affairs in ti'c United States or Colombia,
Where a Presidential election i- to be held
on lK'Ce-iiiber 5.
They are "xpecting trouble there." he
said. An ominous reeling prevails, though
s. far there has b -en peace. The candid ue
o' the Conervatie party is Peylo. and
Care Is that of the Liberal party. There
is a standing army of 1-1,000 men in Co
lccibia, very well equipped. The govern
ment is holding tl.em in readiness In case
a resolution is attempted."
WOMEN OF Till: CONFEDERACY.
National Convention of tins United
Daughter Asseiiibles in Baltimore.
Baltimore. Nov. 10 The national con
vention or the United Daughters of the
Confederacy, under the auspices or trc
Biltlmore Chapter, began thismorningat 10
i o'clock at Lehmann's Hall. Manr or the
delegates reached the city yesterday ami
were 'ecelved by Mis. Charles Marshall
and Mrs. John P Poe. vice preMden', and
.Mrs. K. S. Iie.ill,treasurer,of the biughterx
of tlie Confederacy In Maryland, and wens
cond ict?r io the Altamontllotel.whicti will
b" the headquarters for most of the out-ot
ti-wn delegates during the convention,
which u expected to last until Fridav.
Some or tlie delegates have friends ind
relatives living in this city, and they will
sojourn with them during their stay.
There will be two business session, today
and a reception at night. The first busi
ness essior. began at 10 o'clock this riitni
Jng and another ses-ion was started at 2
In the afternoon.
The b'isln"sssesslonsof the convent ion are
held behind closed doors, and the social
functions will be equally as exclusive. The
reception tonight, which will bs a full
dress .irfair, will be given by the Bnlti
more Chptr. Invitations to this reception
h.vvc been mailed to every member of she
Baltimore Chapter, which includes the
pr!negeoC bringing their husbands witn
Mrs. D. G. Wright, presidentot the Baltl
more Chapter, will not participate In any or
the social functions, on account of a recent
death in her family. Mrs. Charles Marshall,
one of the vice presidents, will take her
place. Tomorrow artenicon the delegates
will be entertained with a tea at the Con
federate Soldiers' Home at Plkcsville by
tlielvartiof governors anil board of visitors
at that Institution.
The Popular Line to Baltimore Th
the Pennsylvania Railroad.
Special excursion next Sunday. $1.00
round trip. - nol0-4t
- TM Vst.A- rV fti-kTfoc iitll
TRIED TO MURDER A FAMILY
Charles (ielbarfh Shoots His Wife's
Father ami Brother.
He Then Committed Suicide, But HI
" ictim May Recover Hi" At
tempt Very Deliberate.
Philadelphia, Nov.10. -Prompted byover
Indulgenoe in liquor to avenge a eries of
fancied wrongs Charles Gelhnrtri, of No.
No. 2021 Lawrence street, attempted to
e terminate his wife's family yesterday
afternoon. In fulfillment of an oft-repeatetl
I'ireat. After starting his father-in-law,
Frederick Fritz, and his brother-in-law,
Fredern-k Fritz, jr- at their bottling es
tablishment. No. 2017 Leithgow street,
Gepiartn fired a bullet through hls own
head H iMetl M the Episcopal Hospital a
few i-otirs Inter, but his Intended viotlms
will proliaNy recover.
From Vte evid.-iwe x hand there can
b- no doubt that th tragedy was delib
erately planned, ami that the suicide in
leaded to number among his victims an
other brother J n-law Jo-cph Fritx, who
happened to be out of harm's way at the
time, and his wife's mother, who fled
from the scene of danger when Gclbarth
approached he r with a smoking revolver
In his hand-
Tlie story of the events which led up
t the shooting is both peculiar and lu
te csting. Frederick Fritz, sr.. is quite
well-to-do, anif is reputed to betheowner
of a score c.r houses In the neighborhood
in which he lives, including No. 2021
Lawrence street, in which hi? son-in-law
and yoenger daughter and their elghteen-ir'iiiths-old
child resided. Gelbarth, at
tl c time of his marriage to Mamie FrltA
three yer.rs ago, was a! in good cir
cumstances, having been the beneficiary
of his father's will, to the exclusion of
1.1s brother He was a e-lgar manufac
turer, and Ms factory at the northeast
corner of fc'lghtli and Oxford streets, made
i lonty rapidly
A Unit six months ago he failed and ap
plied to Ins father-in-law ror financial aid.
At the she'itf's sale of the stock and fix
ture of Uellwrth'.s place Joseph Frit,
his brother in-law, bought In $1,200 worth
of gootK The purchase was for Gelharth's
benefit- but he could not see It in that light.
He thought he ai being plucked by
tho-e v-1k ought to help him out of his
dilflci.lties. Six Wrtsfc" ago he met Joseph
at, Leithgow and Norris streets and iccusetl
him ol trying to ''down" him. A quar
rel ensued and both men, according to
witnesses of the dispute, motioned as
ir to d.'aw revolvers, but neither had" a
weapon. They partedwltboiitauextbango
During all this period Gelbarth wasopn
ly threatening to do liodily harm to hli
wire e relatiTe. and at the same tlma
t. iTified Mrs. Gelbarth so much by his no
tions that she frequently left his house to
stav wit, her father. On one occasion tha
Frltzes swore out a warrant for Gel
harth's arrest before Magistrate GIHespU
on a charge of threatening to kill, but tn
paper was withdrawn upon his promise tc
Some time ago h opened a cigar store on
Geruianlown avenue, below Fifth atreet,
and stopped drinking for awhile, bnt uor.j
lecentK ha fell Into hlsohl habits and re
sumed the quarrels with his wife, and ye
torday's tragedy was the result-
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