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WASHIGrTODST, D. C, MONDAY MOBNESTa, JULY 22, 1895 EIGHT PAGES.
Telegraphic News Supplied by the Exclusive Service of the United Press and Bennett Cables, Supplemented by the
Associated Press and Special Correspondents More than twice what other local newspapers have.
REBELS WERE REPULSED
NOT A SIDE DOORJAS OPEN
IRf HOLMES 111
CAUGHT IN BAD COMPANY
Indians Believed to Have Caught
a Party of Them.
-ONE IS A WASHINGTON MAN
Talbot E. Pierce Was of the Geologi
Which "Went Into "Wyoming Fears
That the Bannocks Have Captured
tbeSmdents Troopsto limit Them.
Talbot Pierce, of this city, a '96 student
or Princeton College, is one of a party from
that institution forming a geological ex
pedition under Prof. Hatcher, -which is be
lieved to have fallen into thehandsof Bannock
Indians in "Wyoming.
Denver. tl., July 21. It is feared litre
that a party of Princeton students have
fallen into the hands of the Bannock
Nearly two -weeks ago the students form
ing the geological expedition went through
Union Pass and since telegrams have been
received here for them without finding
any means of delivery.
They were on their way to National Park
and were due on their return trip about
the end of July.
IN DANGEROUS COUNTRY.
They are in a dangerous country and if
they are alive the fact remains that the
government has recently been stirred to
great activity, as orders were received
yesterday at Fort "Washakie for the send
ing i an expedition of troops.
There are only forty-three men at the post
and the expedition cannot be very formid
able, but it is the best that the army can
do. Reports rrotn Jackson Hole say that
there are fully 300 Indians assembled there,
and of the number there are fifty Shosho
nes from the "Wyoming reservation.
Another report from Fo.rt Washakie says
that the two Indian police and Judges who
were sent to Jackson Holenenrly two weeks
.ago have returned. They were forcibly de
tained by the Bannocks and had to escape by
Princeton, N. J., July 21 The report
that a Princeton geological expedition had
onen captured by the Bannock Indians in
"Wyoming cannot be confirmed to-day, as
none of the jreological faculty are in town
and no word lias "reached here from mem
bers of the partv for several davs.
HEADED BY PROF. HATCHER.
The expedition, which was headed by
Prof. Hatcher, left here on June 20 for the
Bad Lands in search of geological speci
mens. The students who accompanied Prof.
Hatcher a"re: L F. Pea6e, 85, German
town, Pa , R. F. Little jr., '95, of New
York city; "Walter Moss, '95, of Trenton,
N J.; ALP. Denis, '90, of New York
city; Talbot Eugene Pierce, 9G. of Wash
ington; Boyer Davis, '9G, of Philadelphia;
A A. Browolee, seminary, of Indiana,
Pa. John H. Brooks, '95, of Scrauton,
Pa. Joha Scueide, '9G, of Titusville,
Pa , Albert G. Milhank, '0G, of -New York
city, E. R. Rotbeman, '95, of New York,
J Garrett, '95, of Baltimore.
The tody or Princeton geological students
have no Connection witli the United States
The Nutioual Survey has a party in
Wyoming and another in Colorado, but
their movements are well known, and no
fear of their hafety is felt here. The Prince
ton party started on their trip last month
In charge of the professor of geology of
the Princeton College, and were furnished
with map and oilier data by the office here.
The name of Talbot Pierce does not ap
pear in the 1695 directory; last night it
was impossible to ascertain the names of
the parent of the young men, as there are a
tcore or more of Picrrcs in the directory.
Mr. "Victor Kaufman, who is the agent
in this city for Princeton, was seen, but
he says he knows nothing of Mr. Pierce.
NOT IX HIS EVSIDE POCKET.
Constable Curtin Cannot Find $240
and His Pocketbook.
Mr. Charles Curtin , of No. 919 New Jersey,
the constable and real estate agent, on
Saturday night reported to the police the
loss of his pocketbook with $240 ig caeli
in it. Mr Curtin has for twenty-five years
been a constable and collector here.
He frequently collects a large amount
or rents in a day and occasionally, as on
Ehturday, has it with him when he reaches
the close of the day.
Mr. Curtin sajs that he was, toward
evening at No. 702 Second street south
vest, fritting in a rocking chair talking
With friends there. He had his pocket
book in hishaud.audhethlnkBlalditdown.
Something called him out unexpectedly to
see some friends at the next corner.
When he returned he remembered that
he had his pocketbook when sitting in
the rocker, but the family "bad moved about
good deal during hisabeence and the chairs
were in other places. After a thorough
search they could find nothing of the book
GAINS OF THE UNIONISTS.
Already It Has Reached Slxry-elsht
(By Associated Press.)
London, July 21. As a result of tho
pollings thus lar held in the general elec
tions the Unionists now show a net gain
of G8, giving the government a majority
The districts to be heard from during
the coming week are almost entirely
in the counties and the shires. The
number yet to be heard from is 1G0.
The majority of these were represented
by Liberals in the last Parliament.
A Suspected Filibuster
New York, Jnly 21. Among the vessels
sailing from this port to-day was the
steamer Cauca, formerly the New London
Fisherman. George B. Sandt, which has
recently been fitting out at the Erie basin.
Her agents here are Fabian & Mcndy,
commission merchants, and well known
Cubans. Her departure attracted some
interest because of a rumor that she was
off on a filibustering expedition to Cuba.
Shea Has Not Been Apprehended.
Ed Shea, sou of John Shea, the South
Policeman "Williams when he attempted
"Washington saloonkeeper, who assaulted
to arriist him for disorderly conduct at
Hermann's store, at No. 325 Four-and-a-half
street on Saturday night, appears to
have made good his escape. Policemen
with warrants In their hands were on the
lookout for him and others all day yester
day, but were unable to find them. Shea
is believed to have left the city. Police
man "Williams was much better yesterday,
and it is hoped will have recovered en
tirely from his Injuries within a few days.
Bather Arrested and Locked TJp.
Frank Biggs, fifteen years of age, was
last night arrested by Policeman Quinlan
while bathing In the Potomac, and locked
up in No 3 police station on the charge
or violating tue law.
Details of the Attack Made by In
surgents Upon Gen. Campos.
There "Were Seven Thousand of Them
Hack with Heavy Loss.
(By United Frees.)
Havana, July 21. Further details havo
been made public of the recent battle be
tween insurgents and government troops
between Manzanillo and Bayamo.
Capt. Gen. Martinez Campos left Man
zanillo for Bayamo with 1,000 troops.
On July 13 this force was ambushed by
7,000 insurgents near Valensuela. The
Spanish forces were under the actual
command of Brig. Gen. Saniocildes, who
was the military commander of the Man
The Spanish troops fought bravely, again
and again repelling the fierce charge of
the rebels. It was thought the principal
object of the attack was to capture Geu.
Campos. The troops formed a hollow
square about him, thoroughly determined
that he would not be taken unless it was
over their dead bodies.
The battle lasted seven hours. During
one of the charges Gen. Santocildes was
killed. Gen. Campos then took command
of the troops and finally succeeded in de
feating the rebels.
GONE TO THE HOUSE OF JOSS
Burial of a Chinese Mason of High
Feast on the Sidewalk nnd Coins
Strewn on the Ground to Keep
tho Dovil Busy.
Pittsburg, July 21. Lee Jin Mun, treas
urer of the Chinese lodge of Freemasons, No.
8, Chee Kong Tong, who died at Deny,
Pa., last week, was buried here today with
all the pomp and ceremonies of Chinese
"Whilo Lee Jin Mun was only a humble
laundryman, ho was a Mason of the High
Celestial sort, and his countrymen testi
fied to this by a beHtting burial. After
the ceremonies at 303 Grant street, which
lasted over an hour, the body was deposited
in the casket.
A table was spread on the walk with the
provisions which are to sustain the spirit
in its new home. There was a big slab of
fat roast pork, another of raw pork, two
chickens, cooked with the heads on, and
all kinds of fruits and sweetmeats.
At one end of the table was a box of sand,
in Avhich burned colored candles and joss
sticks. Before this the officials knelt and
said their prayers. Grand Master Dan Do,
or New York, performed the principal part
of the ceremonies.
Toilet articles were then placed in the
coffin, and all was ready for the start
to Uniondale Cemetery, Allegheny. At
the head of the procession was a horse
man with a triangular red banner painted
with Chinese characters.
Then followed the grand master and Lee
Tom Ma, grand missionary, who is known
in Cincinnati under the name of Rev. G.
S. Thomas. The Marine Band followed,
then the members of the lodge-with flags,
bauuers and paper lanterns. There were
about twenty carriages In line.
Alltheway tothe cemcterytom-tomswerc
beat, terrifying the horses and exciting
much profanity among the -drivers. There
were at least 6,000 people at the ceme
terv when the ceremonies begun. After
deciding to place the coffin endwise in the
grave, Lee Tom Ma delivered the funeral
Candles and joss sticks were again
burned, and small brass coins scattered
on the ground to keep the devil busy pick
ing them up so he will let Lee Jin Mun
rest in peace. Then the worldly posses
sions of the deceased were placed in two
piles at each end or the coma ana uuraeu;
the grave was filled up, and Lee Jin Mun
has gone to join the household of joss.
TRAGEDY' AT A PICNTC.
One Person Killed and Man nnd Wife
(By Associated Press.)
Nashville, Tenn., July 21. A special to
the American from Gallatin, Tenn., says:
One of the bloodiest tragedies ever witnessed
in this county took place yesterday at a
picnic in tbe northern part or this county.
Three persons lost their ltvee.
"West Dixon, of this place, carried his
wife, who is said to be a woman of bad
character, to the picnic, and soon a fuss
arose about her, which was quieted and
Dixon and his wife took a teat in a wagon.
As "William Davidson, a man Fome flxty
years of age, was pasFing by the wagon
Dixon drew his pistol and without a mo
ment's warnius ehot him through the head,
killing him on the spot.
He and his wife broke tcrun and a
crowd of Davidson's friends started in
pursuit, firing at them atevery opportunity.
Finally Dixon fell mortally wounded, and
his wire was also thot twice, being fatally
Dixon is a man of very bad character, hav
ing killed three men, one a deputy sheriff
at Frankrort, Kv. Davidson 'as also a
man with a record. He killed the sheriff
of Robertson county several years ago. .
KILL.ED WHILE AT PRAYER.
Cyclonic Storm Smashes a Camp-meet-ina
(By United Press.)
Zanesville, O., July 21. A fatal wind
storm, accompanied by a heavy rainfall,
burst upon the camp grounds near Roscvillc,
O.,thlsafternoon, uprooting trees and over
The storm was cyclonic in fury and before
it had spent itself two persons were killed
and several others seriously injured.
The storm, accompanied by a roaring
sound, burst over the camp ground about
4 o'clock whilo services were being held in
the tabernacle, and was all over in a few
A large tree was blown over, demolishing
one corner of the tabernacle, instantly
killing Mrs. Clement "Wilson, of Zanesville,
her skull being crushed in. PatrickDesclm,
of Zanesville, was caught by the falling tree
and his breast crushed. He died an hour
Miss Clara Ansel, of Saltillo, had her
lert leg crushed; Xiydia Jenkins, aged six
teen, of Zanesville, was struck on the
head by flying timber and seriously injured.
Several other persons received slight in
juries. The dead and Injured were brought
tg, thiscity this evening.
Nellie Thomas Stuck Needles and
Pins Into Her Legs.
BOWED DOWN BY HER SIN
"Was an Imnato of a Cincinnati Con
vent and Had Inflicted ThlH Agony
"Upon Herself for Two Years More
Than Fifty Points Extracted by tho
Physicians, Who Fear Blood Poison.
(By Associated Press.)
Cincinnati, Ohio, July 21. A well
dressed lady applied at the Cincinnati Hos
pital for admission yesterday afternoon.
She presented a letter from the mother
superior of the convent where the young
lady had resided.
The latter said the bearer, Miss Nellie
Thomas, had been employed at the convent
some time, and was suffering from swollen
legs and feet.
Nothing except the symptoms referred
to in the letter was found on the preliminary
examination but later it was decided to
lance the feet when it was found the limbs
and feet were imbedded with pins and
Forty-one needles were extracted from
her body aud-sbo was not able till to-day
to endure further -operations, when ten
more were extracted and it is thoughtothers
will lie found.
BLOOD POISONING FEARED.
The physicians fear blood poisoning
will set in, and that the case, in any
event, may prove hopeless.
The girl protested until after the opera
tions that she could not tell how her feet
and limbs became imbedded with these
needles, but finally she said bhe had been
at the Convent of the Good Shepherd for
several years. She was an orphan and
alone in the world.
During her stay thero she had done
wrong, not once alone, but persistently.
She had done that which she knew was
not right, and for every sin sho had com
mitted she had done penance by thrusting
a needle into one of her legs. She ex
plained that each operation had caused her
agonizing pain, and that at times it was
almost unbearable, but she felt that she
must bear the pain as a recompense for
the sin committed.
This mode of doing penance, she said, had
covered more than two years. Her wrong
doings had been of frequent occurrence,
and bhe was unable to estimate the number
of needles she had placed In her limbs.
She said she and another girl in the
convent had become unnaturally infatu
ated with each other. They had acted as
lovers, and had together sinned against
God and nature. She said she had con
fessed to a priest at the convent, who had
been greatly shocked at the confession she
The sisters were greatly surprised at the
statement made by the girl and could not
understand how such conditions could
have existed In the institution without
their knowledge. They made no attempt to
deny the story, but were no doubt in Ignor
ance of such relations existing between
Sister Superior Mary Malone Stated that
the outcome or the examination of Miss
Thomas was a startling revelation to her.
She had been aware of the condition of the
patient's legs and feet for several months,
but had no idea of the cause. Yesterday
Miss Thomas' limbs were so swollen and her
condition so serious that the Mother
Superior insisted upon her going to the
SAWED THROUGH PRISON' DABS.
Two Burglars Escaped but tho Third
"Was Stopped by n Blow.
Mifflintown, Pa., July 21. Frank Evans
an djoe West, two of the three men con
fined in jail here, charged with the Hertzler
burglary, committed last May, when cash
and securities amounting to $50,000
were stolen, broke jail about 1 o'clock
They made their escape by sawing the
iron window bars of f their cells and reaching
the ground by ropes made of bed clothing.
The second broke a window pane in making
his descent and the sheriff was aroused
by the noise.
A prompt effort was made to recapture
the men, but the darkness aided the pris
oners The third member of the gang occupied a
'separate cell. "When the officers entered
his cell this morning to search him he made
a desperate break for liberty, knocking down
the deputy sheriff and a fellow prisoner.
He was controlled by a blow on the
head with a heavy iron key and, in con
sequence, required surgical attention.
FIRED ON BY THE McLANE.
Tug Georuo W. Childs Overhauled
by tho Revenue Cutter.
(By Associated Press.)
Jacksonville, Fla., July 21. The tug
boat George W. Childs cleared yesterday
for New York and sailed this morning.
Immediately upon her departure William
Lynch, one of her seamen, made oath be
fore Collector Browne as to her late doings
in these waters and stated that there were
wages due him and that the captain had
sailed to give him the slip and beat him out
of his wages.
He stated that the Childs took on fifty
three Cuban's at Aplacelln, "West Indies,
with arms and ammunition and proceeded
to the coast of Cuba.
After unsuccessful attempts to land the
party brought and landed them on one of
the Florida Keys near here. Then she
came here and coaled and went to Jamaica.
Upon hearing the statement Collector
Browne ordered the revenue cutter McLaino
to detain the Childs. Thecuttor immediately
gave chase and fired a blank and a loaded
cartridge, which caused the Childs to hcavo
to, and the cutter returned to port with
The Childs is held for not having a pas
senger list for the party that landed on the
Keys. Lynch will probably libel the tug
to-morrow for wages.
Socialists Insult Kins: Leopold.
Brussels, July 21. The King with Prin
cess Clementine was on his way driving to
open the exhibition in the suburb of St.
Gllles to-day, when a number of socialists
ran after the cart ;o shouting, "Down,
with" the uew school bill." Copies of a
manifesto against the measure were thrown
into the ca rriage. Tho men were dispersed
by the polige. '
Bijr Fire in Chicago.
Chicago, July 21. Four of the National
Linseed Oil Company's mills, at the cross
ing of Canal street and tho Burlington
Railway tracks, was totally destroyed by
fire early this morning, entailing a loss of
New York an Absolute "Dry" Town
from End to End,
Excise Laws Never Before So Strictly
Enforced Whole Available Police
Force on Duty.
(By United Press.)
New York, July 21. There was no
doubt in the minds of most of the male
population of this city to-day that there
are strict excise laws on the statute
books, and also that the police are capable
of enforcing these laws almost to the point
of absolute observance.
Never before In the history of this city,
many people said, was the selling of beer
and liquor so generally stopped. It wa8
absolutely "dry" in the city from the
Battery to the annexed district and river
to river. 0
There was no faltering in the earnest
ness of the po.lice, as a number of saloon
keepers discovered early in the day. They
meant business from the very start. They
were determined that no liquor should be
eold in violation of the laws, and -to
determine it was almost to make that
determination a fact.
Neverbefore was there such a police watch
over the usual places for selling beer and
liquors. Every possible man on the force
that could ba used was put on excise duty.
The men werein many casesmndetoundergo
extra hours ofdutylnorder to watch saloons.
So closo was tho guard that all chances
or a quiet business were rendered Imprac
ticable. Many were the devices resorted
to by saloon-keepers to carry on business
despite the vigilance of the police, but only
well-known patrons were admitted.
Tho sweltering weather was thirst-creating,
and especially in the tenement-house
districts was tbore a great demand for beer.
At somo or the fashionable restaurants
or cafes in the Tenderlohi drinks could be
easily obtained by those whoFe dress Indi
cated that they were not spies. Cham
pagne was sold and "drank without meats.
The bars in the big hotels were closed.
Tho soda-water fountains on the streets
and in drug stores were not molested and
they did a big business.
ENTIRE FAMILY BUTCHERED
Three Killed and Four Mortally
Mother Shot Dead While Holding: In
Her Arms Her Baby, Whose Legs
Were Also Pierced.
(By Associated Press.)
New Orleans, La., July 21. Last Friday
night, on the Terro Haute plantation, in
St. John's parish, a terrible butchery of
human beings took place.
While Rosario Giordano and his family
were seated at the supper table Joe Noska
walked up to the door, aud, leveling a
double-barreled shotgun, fired.
Mrs. Giordano fell to the floor a corpse,
and the bullets that did not go through
her went through both legs of the four
months' infant she held In her arms.
Giordano fearing that the tender babe
would be killed in tho fall, sprang forward
to clasp it, and the assassin fired again.
The buckshot entered the groin and leg of
The ten-year-old girl on seeing her mother
fall ran forward and received a portion of
the load of buckshot that struck her father.
The shot entered her abdomen, literally
tearing it to pieces.
At the same time little Nicolina fell to
the floor wounded through the head.
The assassin, Joe Noska, did not move from
the spot, but when he saw Beneditto
Giordano, a nephew of the dead woman,
and Charley Columbano coming toward
him he coolly placed two fresh shells in
his gun and waited until they got very close
Then he raised the gun and fired both
barrels, the two men falling to the ground
dead. Then the murderer, throwing his
gun over his shoulder, made his escape
to the woods.
When the citizens ascertained the extent
of the deed they organized a posse and, led
by the sheriff, attempted to capture the
Tho wounded' were brought totheCharity
Hospital in this city. They arc:
Rosario Giordano, the unfortunate head
of the family; aged thirty-four years; hot
In tho left thigh.
Mary Giordano, ten years; shot in tho
abdomen, the bullet perforating the bladder
Nicolina Giordana,' seven years; shot in
the corner of the eye, tho ball penetrating
Joseph Giordana, four months; shot in
both legs and In the head.
HURLED LN THE AIR "BY A Tit ATX.
Four Men Crossing the Trnck in a
o Wagon Instantly- Killed.
(By Associated' Tress.)
Williamstown, Mass.,. July 21. Four
men were instantly killed while crossing
the Fitchburg Railroad track about two
miles from this 'place this- afternoon.
A party of six men were riding in a two
seated covered carriage. They were re
turning to North Adams, from Bennington
and were struck by a west-bound express.
' Two of the men,- Clarence Prindlo and
Edward White, bojth or Williamstown,
escaped by jumping. Th"e killed were:
Oliver Dudley, NelsonTrudeau, Peter It ocke,
Joseph Trayon -
The four latter were all of North Adams.
The accident occurred at a grade crossing,
known as the "Dugaway," just berore 3
o'clock. As the men approached the cross
ing a freight train' was passing eastward.
They waited until the caboose had gone
by and then started to proceed, apparently
not seeing the west-bound train, which
was advancing at express speed. The car
riage was directly across the tracks when
the engine struck lb.
Prindle and White, catching a glimpse
of the on-coming train, had just time
to shriek and jump, thereby saving their
Secretary Morton Returns.
Hon. J." SterlingT Morton, Secretary of
Agriculture,,- unexpectedly returned to
Washington last evening. After visiting
Assistant Secretary- Hamlin, at Marion,
Mass., in company with his sister, Miss
Morton, and Secretary and Mrs. Carlisle.
Mr. Morton left for a trip down the St.
Lawrence. He was expected to conclude
that on Wednesday orThursday, but came
in ahead of the schedule. -"
Mrs. Conner and Her Child Can
not Be Found.
KNEW TOO MUCH ABOUT HIM
Holmes Got Her A way from Her Hus
band and Made Her a Tool of His
Nefarious Schemes Chain of Evi
dence Against the Prisoner Whose
Bank Book Is This?
The crimes of Swindler and Murderer H.
H. Holmes are likely to be augmented by the
mysterious disappearance of Mrs. Conner
and her child and her probablo death at the
hands of the man whose hands aro al
ready stained by tho blood of six people.
The death roll of Holmes' victims now
B. F. Pltzel.
Two daughters of Pltzel.
One son of Pltzel.
Two "Williams girls.
Mrs. T. L. Conner?
Little Ella Conner?
(By United Press.)
Chicago, July 21. To the long list of
murders and other crimes directly trace
able to tho arch-fiend II. II. Holmes must
now ba added the mysterious disappear
ance of Mrs. I. L. Conner, and her twelve
year old daughter, with a reasonable cer
tainty that they may havo been disposed of
in tho same manner In which the rest of his
victims met their death.
Mrs. Conner and her child were last seen
in the company of Holmes in this city in
1S93. Since then all trace or them has
been lost, and the shrewdest of detectives
who, at the instigation of tho woman's
family, have been working on the case, are
now of tho opinion that the rinding of
their bodies la the only possible solution
of tho mystery.
The hunt for Mrs. Conner and her child
has not until lately been made on the theory
that they had been murdered, It was
pursued In an effort to locate the woman
and get her away from the influence of
Holmes, in whose net she had.bcen trapped,
and It was not until the disclosures of bis
work in connection with the Pitzcl case
were mad.e that her friends began to fear
that tho lives of herself and child had been
Mr. and Mrs. I. L. Conner, with their
thirteen-year-old daughter, came from
Davenport, Iowa, to Chicago in 1S89.
Holmes at the time was beginning to ex
ecute the swindles for which he afterward
became notorious. One of his schemes
was the drug and jewelry store in the Engle
Conner, who was a jeweler, was em
ployed to conduct the jewelry store, and
moved with his ramily into a flat above it
When Holmes had perfected his plan of rob
bing his creditors he pretended to make
a sale of store and slock to Connor. Mrs.
Connor, though an ambitious woman, was
given a position as bookkeeper.
In a short time Holmes piloted her from
the moral path, and then, wishing to get
rid of Connor, furnished him with proofs
of his wife's Infidelity.
Connor promptly abandoned his wife,
and she, it is alleged, became a counselor
aud adviser. In this capacity she soon
learned the character of the horrible work
he had in hand , and to a degree had him
in her power. They had many violent
quarrels, and In 1803 the woman and her
WAS SHE "REMOVED?"
Tbe theory or the people who have been
investigating the case is that she was "re
moved" to prevent exposure.
If Mrs Conner and her child are dead,
as now seems almost certain, the list of
murders with which Holmes is charged num
bers eight, viz: B. F. Pitzel, the three
Pitzel children, the two Williams girls and
Mrs. Conner and her child, and thero is a
plausible theory for the crime in each case.
Pitzel was murdered to get the money
from the insurance company into the pos
session of Mrs. Pltzel; the Pitzel children
were killed to remove three heirs to the
property and make the securing of the
property by Holmes just that much easier;
the WUhams girls were killed, to get con
trol of $75,000 worth of real estate in
Fort Worth, Texas, and Mrs. Conner and
her little girl were made away with to
get rid of a woman who knew too much
and a child whose keeping would bo trouble
some and might necessitate an explanation
of her mother's fate.
WHO IS MISS BURBANK?
The rib-like fragments found in the
ashes under the stove in the room of the
Holmes building in Sixty -third street
and supposed to bo the remains of the two
missing Williams girls were late last
night subjected to a chemical test by
Dr. C. P. Stringfield and pronounced by
liim to be bits of fire ckty.
When matched together the pieces of
fire clay formed a seotlou of a circle
which, if complete, wouCd equal the in
side circumference of a large stove.
During the search yesterday for fur
ther evidence of Holmes' crimes, a bank
book was found in Holmes' office on the
third floor of the building at Sixty-third
and Wallace streets by Detectives Fitz
patrlck and Norton. It belougcd to
Lucy Burbank, and was tho property of
the First National Bank of this city. It
showed that Miss Burbank was a heavy
deposltor, putting money in the bank every
day, and sometimes as high as $300 Who
the woman is is unknown, but Detective
Fitzpatrick thinks he will be able to find
LOVE PAID THE LOAN".
Romance of a Life Closed with
(By Associated Press.)
Wilmington, Del., July 21. Years ago
Miss Katherine, Kilpatrick loaned to John
T. Walkor a sum of money to enable him to
go into tho shoe business. Walker pros
pered on the money and now, in his sixty
third year, is tho proprietor or an establish
ment at 201 East Third street, and is worth
Walker was not ungrateful to his bene
factress, and as tho years'passed the friend
ship between tbem ripened into a warmer
feeling, and last night as helay on his death
bed ho was married to thegirl, whom he had
frequently named as his prospective heiress.
Rev. J. D. C. Hanna performed the cere
mony. Tho relatives of Mr. Walker are said
to be strongly opposed to the union.
Family Tarty Drowned.
Brooklyn, N. Y., July 21. William Eund
stedt, of 87 Cossey street, with Fred and
Frank Sulbem and Mrs. Fred Suibera and
two others went out for a sail at 4 o'clock
this afternoon. They were caught in the
storm, their boat capsized and all except
Lundstedt were drowned. The bodies were
recovered by the tug John Temple, of
Prominent American Officials Ar
rested in a London Club.
It Was a Place Frequented by the
Demimonde nnd About a Hundred
Were Present at the Time.
(By Associated Press:)
London. July 21. It has developed that a
police raid was made upon the Palace Club
A number of prominent Americans were
caught in the raid.
The club is one of several fashionable
nights clubs in London where the demi
monde resorts. It opens at midnight and
closes at 6 a. m.
Lately the Palace has been very riotous.
The club is elegantly appointed, having
twenty-five men servants and a band
A hundred men and women, all in even
ing dre.s,were captured.
Among them were a United States Sen
ator, a Congressman, a prominent law
official of an Eastern state, and an Amer
ican police official.
All save the proprietor and servants of
the club were released. They were re
manded. ESCAPED A NIGHT OF IT
German Ezcuraionists on Steamer
"Seufferle" Were Alarmed.
Their Vesel Ran Into a Mud Bank
and It AVus Hours Before They
Were Taken Off.
About six hundred German-American cit
izens were last night alarmed by the pros
pect that they would In allprobability spend
ten or twelve hours on a steamer stuck
In the mud in the middle of the Potomac
The Geo. J. Seufferle,which plies between
Washington and Buena Yista, a favorite
German resort near Glesboro Point, ran
Into a mud bank while returning to the
city, and it was not until near 2 o'clock
that the passengers were transferred by
small boats to the City of Richmond, and
brought to the city, where they were
obliged to walk to their homes In all
quarters of Washington.
A jollier crowd never spent Sunday at
Buena Vista than those who weighted to
the water's edge the George J. Seurferle as
she steamed from the popular German resort
about ten o'clock yesterday evening.
Somehow or other there seemed to be
something the matter with things at the
Seufferle's wharf all during the day, and
Captain McCracken says ho felt trouble
in bis bones when he saw a cross-eyed man
aud a red-headed girl board her at the same
The band was playing, the girls and
boys dancing, when the boat came to a
full stop. It was found that it had stuck
hard and fast in the im. by Giesboro.
wharf. Dismay fell upon the passengers,
who were confronted with the fear of a
night on the water.
The City or Richmond was hailed as she
passed on her way toward the city at
lip. m., and her captain promised to re
turn nnd take the belated, pleasure-filled
The promise was kept and the Richmond
returned. The excursionists had a mild
experience of a wreck as they were
transferred in small boats across the shoals
to the Richmond.
Reaching the wharf about 2 o'clock
they wearily trudged homeward in all
directions. Capt. Bell Davis commands
the Seufferle and river men say that he
ought to Know the Potomac from suurce
to mouth. His explanation of the affair
could not be learned, as he remained on the
boat all night. It is expected that high
tide will lift the Seufferle from its uncom
HEARD TEHHIHLE TIDINGS.
Cn,ef Stewnrd coombs Hears of His
Wife's Murder by His Sons.
(By Associated Press.)
New York, July 21. The National Line
steamship France, Capt. Hadley, arrived
in port this morning from London, after
a moderate passage or sixteen days. Her
chief steward, Mr. Coombs, is the father of
two boys, Robert and Nathaniel, who
stabbed their mother to death at her home
in Plaistow an eastern suburb of London,
on July 10, as cabled exclusively to the
On her arrival in quarantine at 10:30
this morning an Associated Press re
porter boarded the France. Mr. Coombs
was seen on tho ship's deck, looking
deathly pale, and it was apparent that he
was suffering under a great mental strain.
Pilot George Waldle, of pilotboat No .13,
yesterday informed Capt. Hadley of the
steward's wife's murder and Coombs was
at once called into the captain's cabin,
where the new-i was broken to him.
The steward bore up with much fortitude.
Ho said he had always lived on the best of
.terms with his wife and two boys at their
comfortable home at Plaistow.
His wife had always been a good and kind
mother to her children, and he was at a
loss to understand how they could attempt
tho dreadful crime. .
Ho was positive that the man John Fox
had some hand in the deed. It was evident
that both boys had been influenced by him.
Stabbed in a Religious Dispute .
Allentown.Pa., July 21. Ex-Councilman
John McCafferty was stabbed nnd seriously
in a dispute over religion. McConaghy was
also badly hurt, being kicked in the face
and head and sustaining a scalp wound
from a knife thrust. McConaghy is in jail.
Secretary Olney Is Mum.
-"Buzzard's Bay, Mass., July 21. Sec
rotary of State Olney passed through
this morning on his way from Washing
ton to Falmouth. He had nothing to say
in relation to life hurried call to Washington.
Prince Ferdinand Too Gay.
London, July 21. The Standard will
to-morrow publish a dispatch from Carls
bad confirming the stories of the merri
ment displayed by Prince Ferdinand of
Bulgaria since the assassination of M.
Stambouloff. His actions have caused
much scandal among the visitors at
Carlsbad, and once ho was hissed.
THE WEATHER TO-DAY".
For District of Columbia Fair, followed
bv showers in the afternoon or evening:
slight changes in temperature; light vari-
For Virginia and North Carolina Show
ers in eastern, fair in western portions;
light southerly winds.
One Hundred and Fifty Lives
Lost in a Collision,
STEAMSHIP MARIA P. SUNK
Struck by the Ortfgfa anti Found
ered in Three Minutes,
ONLY FOKTY WERE SAVED
Catastrophe Occurred in the Gulf ot
Spezzla While All the Passengers
Were Wrapped iu Sleep Some,
Awakened by the Shock, Hushed,
on Deckand,Punle-stricken, Rushed
to and Fro Many, Crazed, by Fear,
Jumped Overboard One Boat Only
Got Away from the Fated Vessel,
and This RescuedAH theSarvlvors.
Ortigia Believed to Be at Fault.
(By United Press.)
La-Spezia, Italy, July 21. A. terrible
accident, resulting in the loss of 14S Mvs,
occurred near the mouth of the Gait of
At half past 1 o'clock this meriting the
steamers Ortigia and Maria P. ran isto
each other and the latter vessel was so
badly damaged that she sank in a very
short time. The Maria P. had on board, la
addition to her crew, 178 passengers,
bound from Naples for the River La Plata,
by far the larger part of whom were
The night wa3 pitch dark when the col
lision occurred, and the scene on board the
sinking steamer almost defies description.
Most of the passengers were asleep in
their bunks at the time, and wereawakened
by the crashing of the steamers plates,
deck beams, and deck planks.
PANIC STRICKEN PASSENGERS.
They were panic-stricken and rushed
pellmeH on deck, where they rushed hither
and thither calling upon the saints to save
From the reports of the disaster received
here it is impossible to determine whether
any attempt was made by the Maria P. to
clear away and launch her Email boats to
attempt to rescue the passengers, but,
judging from the accounts given by the
excited survivors, it is surmised that the
steamer went down too quickly to aHow
of this beingdone.thoughoneboaiget away.
The blackness of the night added to the
terror of tno&e on board, and Jt is under
stood that some of the passengers, crazed
with fear, jumped overboard.
The force of the collision was terrific.
The Ortlgia struck the Maria P. squarely
on the starboard side and her stem pene
trated the ill-fated steamer for a distance
of eighteen feet. When she backed eat a
great volume of water poured through the
orifice and the vessel began almost imme
diately to settle.
ORTIGIA PROBABLY AT FAULT.
No mention is made of the Ortigia tower
ing boats to attempt to rescue the im
periled people on the Maria P. Whether
I the former vessel was damaged or not is
The survivors are in such a mental con
dition that it is impossible as yet to get
any connected story from them, but from,
the statements of some of the crew, iiap
pears that the disaster was the fault of the
Thecrew of the Maria P numbered seven
teen, vi tnis number rourten were saved
ia the boat that got clear of the ship.
This boat also saved the thirty pasengers
who escaped drowning.
The Ortigia on her previous voyage col
lided in this same spot with a French,
steamer, and this fact adds strength to
the belief that sire wa responsible roc
this morning's, disaster.
Admiral Morin, minister of marine, has
ordered an inquiry to be made in the
affair, to place the responsibility.
(By Associated Press.)
Genoa, July 21. The sky was overcast:
at the time of the accident and there was
j little sea. Both captains were asleep
ami Tniru otneer iteveuo was on watcn
on the Ortigia, and Second OfflcerD'Angelo
was on watch on the Maria P.
The Ortigia wasgoingat the rateof eleven
miles an hour and the Maria P. it the rate
of eight miles. Both vessels saw the lights
of the other and continued on Jieir proper
roads till the mistake was made, it 13
not established by phom, which broughtthe
Maria P. broadside towards the Ortigia.
Third Officer Revello. of the Ortigia,
saw the danger and ordered the engines
reversed. But the order came too late.
The Ortigia struck the Maria P, making
an enormou3 gap in her side.
All the boats of the Ortigia. were low
ered, and the crews rescued l they could
of the survivors. The latter for the most
part remain in such a state of terror since
the rescue that they are unable to give
a single detail of the disaster.
Capt. Ferrara, whq was saved, said that
he was' sleeping ia his cabin when he was
awakened by cries and shouts and a great
noise. He rushed upon deck and saw the
Ortigia backing orr, while his own ship,
JUMPED INTO THE SEA.
Seeing that all was lost, he jumped into
J the sea, where he was picked up by the
Ortigla's boat. A passenger, named Ba
lena, a jeweler, was on board with hla
wite nnd three young children. He said
thathe had not turned in when the col
He seized two of the children and his
wire caught up the third, and they rart
up on the deck nnd jumped into the sea.
The childreu weighed him down and he
sank after a hard struggle. When ho
came to the surface his children hail disap
peared. His wife had managed to cling
to a piece of wreckage till the Ortigias
boat saved her. They lost everything.
Second Officer D'Angelo, of the Maria.
P., who was on watch on that ship when
she was struck, was drowned.
Among the saved is a child eight years.
i old, who is the only survivor of a family
of seven who went down with the ill-
fated ship. Two of the Maria P.'s seamen,
were Injured. An inquiry into tho catas
tropby has been opened-