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WASniSTGrTOST, MONDAY MOROTN Gr, AUGUST 9, 189T-SIX PAGrE3.
11 QUESTIQNJF HONESTY
EreryMy Bas a Different Stan-
dard of Honesty.
WHERE TO DRAW THE LINE
Unyer fc Pcttit's Idea ol! Honesty
31d.v Be Different From the Gen
eral Hun, But They Believe That
. It Is the Right One.
"With most people business honesty 1b a
tiling apart from honesty In private life
ir they can get the best ot you on a
business deal they think it good meichan
uisiug. Mayer & Pettft's methods are different
They believe that honesty is the first
principle of busines.fi. They never misrep
resent facts "What they Kay and what
they-advertlse can be relied upon implicitly.
They are always prepared to back up
their assertions. They would no more
think or telling a "business lie' than they
-would think of In caking faith with their
"That is why their great double store
and annex, 415 and -117 Seyentli street,
is considered by thousands of people the
onl3- place In town in which to buy their
furniture or household effects.
The truth-loving people can rely upon
Mayer & Pettit'sword, and they appreciate
the fact When they advertise a bargain
the people know that it is a bargain, a
real opportunity to get something at far
less than the usual selling priee often
.less than the cost price.
flayer & Pettlt have the interest of the
people at heart, and the big-hearted pub
lie appreciate the fact. It
ENCOUNTER WITH BAHDITS
Mr. and Mrs. Brooke Held Up on
the Bladensbnrg Road.
itfSED WHIP ON THE ROBBERS
'Their Gnrriuge Stopped by a Gang
of JHlghwnyineu Horse Break-
Away, Currying the Intended Vic
tim Out of Beach of the As
fcafluntft Reported to the Police.
jMr. J. "W. Brooke, the proprietor of a
(gentlemen's furnishing store at G20 Pen
tEylranta avenue, had an exciting and un
pleasant experience about 10 o'clock last
night on the Bladensburg road, near the
District line. Be had been out driving
with his wife and twelve-year-old son and
Miss Gussic Brlnkman, and was returning
home about 9:30 o'clock, when suddenly
two white men dasticd up to his carriage
from behind and commanded him to lialt.
One'of the men grabbed hold of the reins,
while the other caught Mrs. Brooke, who
was In the rear teat of the carriage, by
the arm These two, as It afterward de
veloped, had accomplices stationed a short
distance np theroad, for at soon as they
had stopped Mrf Brooke's carriage they
called to the others to,co me to their as
As soon as the firsttbf the robbers laid
hands on the horse, 'Mr. Brooke hastily
drew his whip from its hold and made
an effort to strike first one and then the
other of the highwaymen. The sound of
the whip swishing through the air fright
ened the horse, a spirited animal, and lie
dashed up the road, leaving the robbers
far in the rear. It was a lucky escape,
however, for, as it turned out, had not
the horse rau away at the bound of the
whip, Mr Brooke and the ladles with
nlm would soon have been overpowered
and robbed Scarcely had the horse gone
tea feet. Mr. Brooke said, when three ac
complices ot the jobbers came ronning
toward the carriage on the right hand side
of the road, and stlU a hale farther on
three other, appeared on the opposite
tide of the pike.
Mr. Brooke Is satisfied that nothing but
the speed of Ins horse saved him from
being robbed, and. perhaps, being beaten
by the bandits. All the men, eight in
number, were plainly seen by Mr. Brooke;
they were wliitc, and he is sure he will
be able to identify the two who first
Miss Gussle Brlnkman, who Was in the
rear beat of the carriage with Mr. Brooke,
was 'also seen last night. She was evi
dently very much frightened by her ex
perience, for, several hours after hhe was
Bar e and sound at home with her mother,
cbc was still pale, and her voice trembled
us she rehearsed the circumstances of the
encounter She corroborated Mr. Brooke
In eery detail, except as to being able
to identify any of her absaliants.
As soon as Mr Brooke arried at the
corner of Florida avenue and Fourteenth
street northeast, he reported the matter
to two police officers whom he met there
It appeared to him, he said, an easy mat
ter to capture hie assailants. Be gave the
police the ticst description he could of the
robbers, and the locality where the hold-up
IG va.lues here at all times.
Spcally big ones just now.
off on Men's Snits.
rA off on Youths' Suits.
j6 off on Bioycle Suits.
3d off on all Shoes.
tf off on Straw Hats.
All small lots of Children's Short
Pants Suits and Separate Pants
Robinson & Chery Co.,
12th and F Sts. N. W.
Very Nice Flooring: $1.5U per 100 ft.
frank Libbey & Co., 6th andN. Y. ave.
THE IW5M OF ft GRIME
Massachusetts Detectives Stirred
Up Over the Reed Tragedy.
TWO THEORIES TO WORK UPON
Both Heed nod Tils Sister "Were
Usurers, Unrelenting in the Col
lection of Debt Belief Thnt the
Murder "Was Prompted, by Re
venge Is Gaining Ground.
North Adams, Mass., Aug. 8. Great et
fortn are bciag mad: to solve the apparently
Impenetrable mystery which surrounds
the murder of Money Lender IJcnry F
Reed and his sister, Blanche Mary Reed, at
thpir home In "Webster avenue, some time
during Friday night lait. The best detec
tive talent in Massachusetts is at work
on the biggest murder mystery the Bay
State has known in more than half a
century. Two ot Bostn'b cleverest detec
tives arrived here late this afternoon
and are now ou their way to Florida
Mountain in ivarcii ot two suspects. 8tate
Detectives Rhodes, of Boston; "Whitney,
of Medford, Hammond, of Haverhill, and
FeaFe, of Lee, are running dowu all sorts
Robbery,, which was the motive first
given for the double murder, is being sup
planted by the theory of recnge. Chief
of Police Kendall gives it as his belief
that, the perbons who killed the Reeds
were well acquainted with them, and were
nor unramtliat with the Reed Lump. The
premises on which the crime was com
mitted were throughly searched today by
the authorities. The blood-soaked cloth
ing, with a lot of other household goods,
was taL-en to the police headmiarter.
Nothing was found hi the house that would
teud to establish the identity or the as
fcassu.p. In an old desk that stood in
the room in which Henry F. Reed Was
murdered, was found a rcvoUer. The
weapon looked as if it had not been used
for some time. It was empty. Never
theless, the police regard it as an im
portant find. Two bullets Were found,
both imbedded in the floor near the spot
where Reed was killed
One of the detectives said tonight that
it was currently believed that the Reeds
were slain by persons against whom
Reed had threatened to Institute mortgage
foreclosure pmcecdmgs. It is known that
Reed and his sister Were engaged in an
exchange and pawn-brokerage business
and it is said that the court records of
Berkshire will bhow that they have taken
more chattel mortgages than any other
ten Inhabitants of this county. The Reeds
hela a large number of real estate mort
gages as well, but their business was
chiefly of the petty order and scores of
families, being unable to satisfy notes upon
maturity, have lose their pledges as Will
as their homes. Reed's house and barn
were fu'i ot pianos; organs, household fur
niture, jewelry, and the like, the accumu
lation of years.
Tlieu again, Henry Reed was continually
disposing of chattels that came into his
posscs'-Ion as the result ot foreclosures.
Although Reed was the active business
manager, his sister was his partner, and
her name appears on all of the documents.
She formerly was a tailoress.but had the
ambition of handling money and envied
Hetty Gicen her success. Blanche Reed
was unrelenting, and whenever a note came
due she demanded her principal and in
terest, and if it were not paid andsecured
by a mottgage, a foreclosure followed
Her brother was of the same disposition.
"What most people here cannot under
stand is why those who live within a few
yards of the Reed house did not hear
the shooting The neighbors are all of
good repute. They declare that they
heard no unusual noises during the night.
Mrs. David Fairfield, who lives in a little
house to the left of the Reed hfime.'says she
sa.v a horse and buggy being driven out
of Wehster avenue at 1:10 Saturday morn
ing. There was a man in the bnggy. He
wore a light hat, either straw or canvas.
Shortly after the vehicle reached Holdeu
street another man walked down "Web
ster avenue. He got into the buggy, which
was rapidly driven off. It seems inexplica
ble thut Mrs. Fairfield, though only a few
yards from the Reed house, failed to hear
the shots that were fired. Beyond the wag
on and the strange man In the lane, she
saw or heard nothing suspicious.
About one of the last tilings that Reed
did Friday was to make arrangements with
David Fairfield to go to Stamford Satur
day and look over a farm which he had re
Mrs. Olive Theroux lives in the house
just north of the Reed house. She says that
some time during the night she heard a
noise, but she did not distinguish its nature
or whence it came. Mrs. Hattle La Ferrier
slept nearest the houf-e.a distance perhaps
of tome thirty feet. She heard no noise,
though she woke up several times during
the night. The windows In the Louse were
all open. Late last night Chief Kendall ar
rested Forest Lamphere, ot Clarksburg,
and took him secretly to police head
quarters. StateDetective Pease said today
that Lamphere was Fecn In Reed's com
pany late Friday afternoon and evening
and that he (Pease) wanted Lamphere to
account foi his whereabouts that night.
Lamphere, It is alleged, had trouble with
Reed over a note ttansaction recently.
Evidently Lamphere gave a satisfactory
account of himself, for lie was allowed to
go after being very closely questioned by
Early this morning the local police were
Informed that two farmerslivingon Florida
Mountain had given Reed a mortgage on
their farms recently and that on Friday
night they had left for North Adams in
a buggy. It was alleged that they w ere
Ken talking to Reed on River street.
Reed had the build of a Hercules, and
was six feet in height. He weighed about
250 pounds, had jet-black hair, a large
trooping moustache, and was a remarkable
man, an far as appearances go. His
utrenstb was enormous, and for that reason
the police think that he was slain while
Hundreds of morbidly curious people
flocked to the scene of the double murder
tonight. The lane was roped off, and the
police guarded either end of it and the
entrances to the. house. Kodak fiends got
on adjoining roofs and took snap shots at
the little building.
There am two doors in the front of the
house. The murderers entered from the
rear. The Reed's home today, before the
goods were removed, resembled a crowded
second-hand goods store, or the property
room of a theater. Furnitura, some elegant
TucFluest lU-lnch Boards $1 per
100 ft Libbey & to. , 6th and N. Y. ave.
and expensive, was piled up almost to
the ceiling in the parlors, and an upright
piano and four orginswercseattered about
the front room, and the Door was literally
covered with bedding, oarpets, tapestry,
Filverware, banjos, violins, clocks, crock
ery, and bric-a-brac.
In pabaing from the dining room one
was obliged to climb over a pile of soiled
and muKty bedding In ordet to reach the
stairs leading to the bedroom where Mlba
Reed slept. This dust-covered stuirway
leads to an attic storage room, which
Is likewise filled with odds and ends. To
the east of this room is where' Mlbs Reed
slept. It was represented tonight that
Reed left a will which bequeathed to Mlbs
Jennie Ray, of this pluct,a'l his property.
Miss Ray's relatives refusj to discuss the
matter. She. arrived here from Maine at
11:45. Miss Ray is, the young woman to
whom, according to current rumors, Reed
was to have been married at a date not
f-.nnonnced. She is a eiy estimable young
woman, and Is the forewoman iu E C.
Ellis t Co 'A big establishment. Mii-s
Reed oprosed the marriage of Mis Ray
to her bi other, it is said, because she
feaied that In that event she would be
compelled to go to work again
People with whom Reed transacted busi
ness say that he had a try of gold and
silver watches. A lot of silver watches
were found by the police in Reed's room,
but only one gold watch. The one he car
ried has not thus far been discovered
The gold watches may yet be found, as
it will require a week'b good work to
search the whole house In a thorough man
ner. Reed's clothing contained a Tew dol
lars, and three gold rings worn by Miss
Reed were undisturbed. There are other
valuable trinkets about the house, which
were not taken.
Thcpost-mortesn examinations were made
today. It was found that Reed had been
clubbed and shot to death. His skull was
horribly fractured. Miss Rced'b body show
ed that she had been shot four times? One
bullet wound was In the throat, another
In the temple, the third and fourth in the
breast. The woman's face had been
beaten to an unrecognizable mass. As
powder marks were visible on the bruited
and battered skin, she was evidently shot
at very rlose range.
It Is certain that Reed feared assassina
tion It Is baid that he remarked to
rovcral personslntclythathe wasafraldthat
an attempt, would be made to take his
life. Joseph Haskins, a neighbor, says
that Reed was in uced of ready money a
day or two before the tragedy,
"He asked my brother Herbert for $10
that he owed him," faid Haskins. "He
told him that he was very short."
Some people here believe that Reed
went around begging and borrowing money
when all the while his pockets were lined
with bank notes
WORK FOR MANY IDLE MEN
Ground to Be Broken Today for
the Tiber Creek Sewer.
To Cost Nearly 9300,000 The Work
"Will Require Two Years and
Employ 200 Hands.
The contract for constructing the inter
cepting sewer in Southeast Washiugton,
known as the "Tiber Creek and New
Jersey avenue and high level sewer,'J
was awarded a day or two ago to the
Murphy Biothers, local contractors, and
ground will be broken foi the work this
This is one of the largestjcontracts for
similar work ever let In this city. The
contract price for the job is $203,000, but
it is safe to say much more will be ex
pended on the work before it is completed.
The sewer will be over 6,000 feet In
length, It will be twenty-five feet in
width at the bottom, and will have a
The contract will give employment to
200 men, including skilled and unskilled
laborers, and the contractors made the
voluntary announcement when they were
awarded the contract that nothing but
local labor and home manufacturedmaterial
would be used in the construction ot the
sewer. All of the men employed -will be
taken from the ranks of the vast army
of unemployed In the District, who havo
been out of work for many months.
It will require nearly two years to com
plete the work, and the "beneficial results
that will accrue to laboring classes ot the
city will be many. For instance, there
will be UFCd In the construction over
G.OOO.OOObrirk, all of which will be
purchased from home firms. Many brick
yards have beeu idle for months, bese
will be run to their fullest capacity, and
many local plants now In operation will be
compelled to inciease their force.
This feature alone will give some idea
ot the aid to local labor. There will also
be used In the concrete work over 15,000
tons ot suitable stone, and this will all be
purchased from quarries in the vicinity ot
Washington. All ot these quarries draw
largely from the laboring classes ot this
In speaking of the work last evening
Mr. J. K. Murphy said:
"We Intend to patronize no outside peo
ple whatever. All laborers will be taken
from here, and every piece of available
material will be purchased in Washington.
There was, of course, no requirements to
this effect, but we want to assist the un
employed here an far as wo can, and after
the Commissioners had -awarded the con
tract to us we decided to have nothing,
but home labor and local materials. There
will not be $500 expended outside ot the
The new sewer is a part of the chain
ot intercepting sewers proposed by the
sewer commission borne time ago, and
when completed it will l.e the largest of
its land here. Congress appropriated $50,
000 to begin the work, and it is expected
at the next session the remainder of the
estimated cost will be Eet aside for the
prosecution of the work. "Work will com
mence at the corner of Second and H
btreets -o tit beast at a point which is about
half way along the proposedllne.
ASK FOR FULL PUBLICATION.
Daish & Co. "Want to See Ttfr.
Schoppl's Motor Report In Print.
Ihe Commissioners have received a com
munication from S. S. Daish & Co., otthls
city, requesting that the entire report
of Receiver Schoepf, in reply to the objec
tions made by Commissioner Black to the
adoption ot the air motor by the Ecking
ron road be published. The letter states
that while Commissioner Black's report
bas been published in full, only a portion
of the receiver's had appeared. Messrs.
Daish & Co. add that they are largely
interested in the road and would like
to see the latter report published.
Pmnmnn T.nmher tinlv 7fto. nr inn
j ft. Frank Libbey & Co., 6th and N. Y.ave.
Zealous Customs Officers Seize a
' Schooner at BHdgeport.
HAS CARTRIDGESJON BOARD
May Have Caught a partur Instead
of a FilibusterjCijrjro Consigned
to Governor's Ifiiii'd The Cap'ain
Says nt Will Suoitjie Government
for Dnmuges. ,
Bridgeport, Conn-.Aug 8. Tiie Blanche
Morgan, a small two-iiiasted schooner of
fifty tons burden, ha'iltng from Staten
Island, Is in charge of the customs house
officials here. On bourd are Captain
Wason, the owner and master, his son, who
Is mate, a crew ot two men, and Rev. Mr.
Marsdca, a Baptist clergyman of Port Rich
mond, Staten Island. The cargo of the
schooner is 200 casesfof cartridges.
The seizure was brought about by the
reported leaving df a Cuban filibustering
expedition from this city, which came from
"Washington Friday afternoon. Captain
"Wason and his crew, and the clergyman
are held as suspected Cuban sympathizers
The cases of cartridges'oa board are con
signed to the englQeeV's department at
Govcmor'h Ibland, andfare for the United
StatesGoverameut.andbie Blanche Morgan
Is p tactically a Government boat.
Lt.st night Collector Goddard received or
ders telling him to aeh'e tjie BlancheMorgan
and hold her until further orders. He
quickly summoned Ensign Howelson, of
the Fein, and, with Inspector Shannon and
a special officer, proceeded to where the
schooner was tied pp. Jt was after mid
night. Capt. "Wason and bis ciew and
Rev. -Marsden wcreHXlnrt asleep. The ship's
papers wore examined, and then an ex
amination was made of tle cargo. It con
sisted of 125 cases of cartridges shipped
from the "Wiiichestcf Company, of New
Haven, to the Engineer Corps, Governor's
Island. All appeared to be regular, but
Capt. Goddard had orders to seize and
detain the M-booner, so he left Inspector
Shannon on board and went bonis.
Capt "Wason has beau carrylngeartridges
from New Haven and this city for years.
He saya as .soon as be discharges his cargo
he will file a claim for damages against
AKOTJIEH ATTACK ON HA. VAX A.
CnbuoH Knjjnpe the Spaniards Near
tbe Cemetery of Colon.
Havana, via Key West, Aug. 8. The in
surgents have again -attacked. Havana. A
hard engagement has occurred between
them and the Spanish iropaat the Ceme
tery of Colon. Tiie. suburb of La Chorrera,
near the Vedado ward," was fired upon
Saturday morning, and the Spanish troops
was obliged to retreat In haste to the
capital with heavy lcss.
Yesterday the Spaniards -made a great
effort to dislodge the Insurgent leader, Juan
Pelgado, from the neighboring town of
Arroyo A polo. The Spaniards were com
manded by Ci.l Faglierl, former chief of
police ot Havana, but were badly routed.
FagHcn was wounded.-and mostot his men
fled to the capital. Thcuuroerous Spanish
wounded were broughfrlu the city at mid
night to conceal the defeat
The Cuban Gen Baldomero Acosta cap
tured, near Havana, Miguelffljato, a well
known spy, in the service ot the Spanish
government, and hanged him.
SAWED THE PRISON BARS
Conductor Valentino Stakes His Es
cape From the Rockville Jail.
Charged "With. Stealing Tickets From
the Glen Echo Railway Company
"Washington Police Notified.
John Valentine, a former street car con
ductor, who has been confined in Rock
ville Jail pending his trial for the larceny
of a quantity of car tickets from the Glen
Fcho Railway Company", in "Washington,
about two weeks ago, escaped from bis
place of confinement, Sunday afternoon,
and Ik now at large. He was seen by
an acquaintance on" the road leading to
"Washington, and as this man knew that
Valentine was supposed to be in jail, he
made Inquiry. A telephone message to
Rockville elicited the reply that Valentine
bad sawed the prison bars and had escaped.
The police of "Washington were notified
early this morning by the -Rockville au
thorities of the escape, and instructed to
look out for the man. The fugitive's old
companions and haunts are being closely
Valentine is a delicate-looking man, and
weighs about 145 pounds. He'is said to
be a consumptive. "When Le escaped he
was dressed In a black suit, and had on
a black fedora hat.
John Valentine, a conductor, and Benja
min Clements, a motorman, .were charged
with stealing tickets from .the Glen Echo
Electric Railway. Valentine, after he
was locked up, admitted that he had
taken severalpackagej of tickets from the
office Ho entered the office, he said, and
seeing everybody busy add the safe open,
the temptation overcame him and he
grabbed a large bundle of them.
The railroad people are of the opinion,
Lowevcr, that Valentine entered the office
while no one was there aBcTopened the safe
by working the combination, which he had
learned while employedlbere.
A great many pack'ages ot tickets were
recovered from" conductors on the road.
Valentine was Leld for 'the. action of the
Mrs. TValbrJdge Vjery Low.
Mrs. WnllSrldgfi, the'aged inmate ot the
Epiphany Church Home, 1317 H street
northwest, -who was-4knocked down and
seriously injured by a"5Texrress wagon near
the cornir of New York avenue and Thir
teenth street, was still in a critical-condition
last night. - - -
Blinds juches; Any SJze,fl a Pair.
Frank Libbey Co-.tetb-iand N. Y. avo.
GIUSE FOB F0UL1Z KEPT UP
Wynn's Alley Residents Thought
Tliey Had Him Cornered.
CROWDS JOIN THE PURSUIT
Colored Man Supposed to Be the
Fugitive Seen to Enter the
Thoroughfare Citizens Assist the
Police in a Fruitless Search
Neighborhood Greatly Excited.
Wynn's alley, a small thoroughfare be
tween R aud S, and Soventh and Eighth
streeta northwpst, was the scene of gre.it
excitement yesterday because ot the re
port that Doney Foultz, the murderer of
James Robinson, had been captured iu tho
vicinity. The report was false, but never
theless a'number of detectives and a squad
of patrolmen searched the neighboring
houseB Avhlle a crowd of exoted persons
numbering about five huudred, filled the
streets. The. onlookers refused to leave the
vicinity, and Wynn's alley was crowded
far into the night with persons who be
lieved that Foultz was somewhere around.
The rumor originated with a colored
man by the name of Lewis, who lives in
the alley. Lewis, looking out of a win
dow on Friday night, says that he saw a
colored man crouching behind the chim
ney of a house on Eighth street. After
watching the man for some time he says
that he recognized the features of Foultz,
whom he knows well. Lewis went to
police headquarters yesterday and told In
spectorliolllnberger. Detectives Lacy.Uelan
and Rhodes were bent out to search the
"When tho detectives arrived at "Wynn's
alley, a colored pian ran down the street
shouting that Foultz had been caught
The report t-pread all over the city, and
it was not long r-eforq several hundred
people bad gathered in the nelghtorhood.
The opcratorfc at police headquarters were
deluged with telep bono-call", asking par
ticulars ot the capture, and who was the
lucky man. Frequent inquiries '.vcr-i made
ar the precinct stations during tbe after
noon and nighc. andin some manner, the
fctory had gained, credence from ainj-st
every one. f
The tc cue at "Wynn's alley was Interest
ing. A majority of the onlookers were col
ored men and women, all apparently
anxious that the fugitive member of their
race Miould be taken prisoner. Every time
an officer appeared at the door of a house
or on the rcof the crowd would cheer,
and this brought other people to the place.
"Wynii's alley Is a small highway, and thi3
square has but a sprinkling of dwellings
Upon it. Several of thefce are unoccupied,
and the Jordan, Erown and Jackson fami
lies, all colored, live in the three remain
ing dwellings. Tbe neighborhood is one in
which a man could easily conceal him
self, as there are numerous back yards con
taining piles of rubbish and wood, In which
he might hide. It is difficult to tee how
Foultz could have escaped detection had
he been near by, as there were at one time
fully fifty citizens searching for him.
The probability that one of the families
might be concealing Foultz occurred to
Detective Lacy. After inquiry he came
to" the conclusion that such was not the
fact. About the same time that the men
from headquarters arrived a number of
patrolman from the Eighth precinct reached
the acene. Patrolman Foley had been in
formed that Foultz was seen going down
Seventh street, and some colored men who
recogmzed him had given chase, but had
lost the trail in "Wynn's alley. The men
who went oft duty at 6 o'clock came In one
arter another and took part in tbe search,
and at one time the place was falily alive
On arriving at the alley several officers
surrounded the block, while others searched
the houses bordering on the alley. The
house, on the roof of which Foultz was
alleged to have been saen, was subjected
to the closest scrutiny without revealing
any evidences of his presence and the
adjacent dwellings failed to show a trace
of the fugitive.
The presence of the officers and the wild
rumors circulating in the neighborhood
served to make the ladies in the vlcinisy
nervous, and officers were besought by
many almost hysterical ladles to search
their own houses for the missing man,
which was gallantly done by the police
men. After scouring the entire block ot
houses bordering on "Wynn's alley the offi
cers withdrew, with the exception or three
or four, who remained to keep the large
crowd of onlookers in order.
Toward evening several of the officers
returned to the scene and made a second
search of the neighborhood, without wee
ing any signs of the murderer. Sergt.
Dunnlgan led the detail from the Second
precinct, and Sergt. Jones that from the
Eighth: The officers began with three
negro shanties in the alley, and euded
with a close examination or some of the
larger and more respectaole houses in the1
About 10 o'clock last night Sanitary
Officer Frank was walking dowb Seventh
street and was approaching the corner ot
S street, when he met a colored man who
had overheard a. conversation that lead
him to believe that Foultz was in the
neighborhood. The colored man told Mr.
Frank ot what he -had heard, and Mr.
Frank was so impressed with the truth ot
the man that he conducted the latter to the
Eighth precinct station house, where the
colored man recited his story.
This was to the effect that a. colored
woman had a few moments before told a,
colored man on Seventh street that she
had just seen Foultz. The man had
inquired why she did not inform the police,
and she had answered that Foultz had
never done her any harm and she could
not see why she should give him away.
Tbe officers are inclined to discredit the
colored man's statement. It transpires
that the man seen on the root by Lewis
was Sergt Kenney, ot tbe Eighth precinct.
Together with Inspector Pearson, the
sergeant searched the Louse Saturday
After examining the lower floors the two
officers saw a hole in the ceiling in one
of the rooms on the top floor. This hole
extended through the roof. The sergeant,
stripping off his coat, pulled himself up
through the opening and climbed out ou
the roof. In his ascent he grasped a cor
ner of the chimney and for a moment stood
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behind the chimney before making his
fcearch ot the neighboring roofs.
It is believed that Lewis, in his excite
ment, mistook the officer for the fugitive.
About niidnighi lastnight a man rushed
into the Second rreclnct station and stated
that Foultz had becii noen In Pierce street,
near Noith Capitol street. Precinct De
tective Barnes went to Pierce Etrect, and
searched tho place thoroughly. He stated
that the rutror was without foundation.
A crowd collected in this instance, but
the police succeeded in dispersing the
people after the search was over. The
excitement nad died out at Wyun'a alley
early this morning, and although no great
reliance Is put In the story that Foultz
was there, yet some men who were
bpc-olally detailed on the Foultz case re
mained hi the neighborhood.
THE STRIKE TROUBLES.
Governor Tanner Sends an Agent
Springfield, Ohio, Aug. 8 Governor
Tanner today dispatched B. B. Ray, sec
retary ot the railroad and warehouse com
mission to Coffeen, Montgomery county, to
aK'ertain the strike bltuutlon, and to
report to him as to the necessity of order
ing troops to that point as requested by
Sheriff Randle.of Montgomery county, last
night Mr Ra left here this afternoon.
In di rushing the request made for troops
upon him hist night by Sheriff Randle,
Governor Tanner f-ald:
"8ome sheriffs telegraphs to tLe govenor
for troops In the same way that a grocery
man In the country telegraphs his whole
sale grocer in the city to send hipi two
ltoes of soap and 1,000 cigars, and seem
to think their order will be honored by the
governor without explanation."
GAINING IN WEST VIRGINIA
The Monndsville Diggers Will Ac
tively Aid the Strikers.
A Big Mnrch Projectcd-"Vill Move
"Upon the Glendnie and Hoggs
Wheeling, "W. Va., Aug. 8. Following a
determination readied at last night's meet
ing all of the miners of the Moundsville
district, who have decided to aid the
cause of the strikers are assembling in
an orchard above Glendale. At 2 o'clock
Monday morning they will begin the march
to the Glendale mines, three miles dis
tant, reaching their destination a few
minutes before, the diggers go into the
mine for theii day's work They will not
be permitted to enter the shafts. The Glen
dale miners secure, the marchers will leive
a" detachment to guard the pit, while tho
remainder will go to tlie Hoggs Run mines,
six miles on tLe road to WLeeling. About
one hundred men are employed then;, and
they have steadfastly refused to come out.
They will be Invited tu stop coal digging
and if superior numbers count they rnay
agrae to do so.
It Is an nounced that the Bogcs Run miners
will be gotten out at any cost, although
orders have been Issued that peace must be
preserved. Trouble Is not an unlikely re
sult ot the scige. The miners will camp at
Bogs Run and will be fed by popular
No sooner had the Moundsville men
agreed to cease work and begin the march
upon the operating plants, than their
brethren across th river at Wheeling Creek
decided on the same step. At 3 o'clock
Monday morning 500 sirikers are expected
to march to the No 2 Heathenng Bank, at
Bellalrc. Another division will march
to "Wegea, two miles below. The active
diggers will betaken out of the mine.-, If the
strikers have to support their families
during the suspension.
A feeling ot discontent, apparent tor
the first time since the strike, 13 pervad
ing the Belmont distriti. Miners agree
that the fight must be settled soon, hence
the determination to supplant public meet
ings with early morning marches, and the
more powerful influence exerted by large
bodies of strikers. Unless a change comes
toon ticross the river, miners will be ac
tually starving. Their wives and children
stand with gaunt faces, watching consign
ments of Vest Virginia coal to the "West.
The condition or the strikers Is growing
more deplorable daily.
STRIKERS SEIZE A TRATN.
Massing at ISvuusville Under the
"Lcud of a Coxcylte.
Ylnrenncs, Ind., Aug. 8. Eighty coal
uniners from linton took possession of an
Evansvllle and Terre Haute freight train
bound for Evansville, where they were
to meet 2,000 more miners and then go to
Earlington, Ky., to try to get the miners
at that place to join the strikers. The
train was sidetracked here for half a day,
when Superintendent Oorbctt ordered it to
proceed to Evansville.
"When the train started the miners again
took posses'iou of it and went to Evans
ville. The strikers ware in command of
j. D . Pickens, of Coxey fame, who acted
as spokesman for the crowd. The miners
of the State are masbing at Evansville.
All the mines in southern Indiana are
AX AWFUL DISASTER.
Three Hnndred Killed and Wound
ed In the Rnstchtilc Explosion.
Rustchnk, Bulgaria, Aug. 8. It ha a been
ascertained that 130 persons, mostly chil
dren, Avere. killed, and 170 desperately in
jured, by the explosion that occurred in a,
cartridge depot in this city Friday.
I.osr Their Sunday Dinners.
A number of families In Southwest Wash
ington were forced to fare frugally yester
day, owing to the fact that thieves had
carried off the Sunday provisions placed
in the ice chests In their yards.
J. H. Lewis, No. 421 Seventh street
southwest, lost some clothing in addition
to ids dinner, while his neighbors, Mr.
Segar, living at No. 410; and Mrs. nop
kins, at No. -117, lost a quantity ot pro
visions. Lacy's pure foodicc cream, none better,
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Spain's Premier Dies Ij an As
THE SEED OF AH AHABCHIST
Shot in the Forehead and in
VIVA ESPANA, HIS LAST WORDS
He Was Rending Papers in the
Pnblle Baths at Santa Agueda,
a Health Resort, "Wheti the As
fenssio, an Anarchist Xained Rl
ualdi, Approached Unobserved and
Fired the Fatal Shots -Senor
Cauovus Fell Prom Hit, Seat, Ex
claiiulog, "Murdered," and AVIth
ln One Honr Died The A-,sa.sln
Exclaimed, "I Have Fulfilled My
Missioi." Sag u. tu Offers Him Serv
ices Cnbaos Dull the Xtjm ad
a Precnrsor-of Their Freedom
Political Kffects of the Assusslou
tion. Madrid, Aug. 8. Senor Cnnovas del
Castillo, prime minister of Spain, Is dead
at the hands of an anarchist assassin.
Senor Canovas, who has been indisposed
for some little time, had gone to Santa
Agueda, a well-known Spanish health
report, to get the benefit of the baths
there. He was sitting at 1 o'clock this
artcrnoon in the gallery of the public baths,
where he was following the cure, engaged
;n reading newspapers, when the assassin
approached him unobserved and fired a
revolver point blank at his forehead and
chest. Seuor Canovas fell from his seat,
Queen Regent Christina, who is at San
Sebastian, was immediately informed of
the shooting or the prime mlnUSer.andsha
sent her physician, Dr. Bustos.on a special
train to give what servlc- h"e could to the
wounded statesman. Bis efforts, however,
were useless. Senor Canovas lingered for
an hour, when he died. His last words were
were, "Viva Espana.'
The body will be brought to Madrid to
night. The Queen Regent will return to the
All the absent members of the Cabinet
have neen summoned to return to Madrid
as speedily as possible. The leaders of the
various rhtical parties have also been
urgently requested to assemble In Madrid
to lend their patriotic support to the
monarchy and the government.
The assa&in was seized by friends of
Senor Canovas, who were witli Lira in
tlie bath. He says that his name is Rinaldi,
and that he was born in Boggia, in the
province o" Naples.
The news of the assassination has
caused the greatest cxcltemenu in Madrid
and the Mher Spanish cities.
Senor Canovas, accompanied by Lis
wife, left San Sebastian Thursday for
Gueiallbara, where the sulphur baths of
Santa Agueda are situated. It was Lis
intention to remain there three weeks and
take thecour2 ot 'latbs.atter whlcnhepur
posed to return to San Sebastian, where he
was to meet Gen. Stewart L "Woodford, the
new Amerlcau mlnirter. Guesallbara la
between San Sebastian aud Yittoria, about
twenty miles from the latter place. It is
believed that the murderer arrived on the
same day as the prime minister. He was
constantly noticed lurking in the passages
of the bath In a suspicious manner. It is
stnted that the real name ot the assassin
la Michael Angeline Golli He declares that
tbe deed was the outcome ot a vast
anarchist conspiracy, which was formed
to Justly avenge the anarchists who wens
executed at Barcelona.
Senora Canovas was with her husband
when he was shot, and he fell at her f eet-
The members of the cabinet assembled
this evening and termed a rcrmanent coun
cil under thepresidency ot Senor Cos-Gayon,
minister of the interior. The government
has taken control ot all the telegraph lines
and Is withholding press messages.
Marshal Martinez Camros lias gone to
San Sebastian to join the court- .
One ot tho bullets that hit Senor Canovas
went completely through his body and
emerged ut the left shoulder. The other
two lodged in his head, cai tag profus
A priest, who was present, administered
extreme unction to the dying man, amid
a scene of mingled sorrow and indignation.
The Duke ot Tetuan, minister of foreign
af falrs.eonvcyed the news to QueenRegent
Christina, who was deeply affected. She
sent one ot her aides, with herphysician, to
condol with the widow-
The assassin will be arraigned In thefirst
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this evening, and every evening hereafter
until October. Music by members of U. S.
Marine Band. Basket picnic parties wel
come to large, cool oak grove. Sacred con
cert by members of the Marine Band
Sunday evening from 4. to 10. All
churches invited, especially singers. New
electric cars run from Navy 1'ard Bridge
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