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THE aiORKISTCr TIMES. FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 10, 1897.
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DEATH PREFERRED TO JAIL
Jumped From flic Long Bridge Into
the Potomac River.
Hud Gommltted 2tluoy Crimes und
Would Huve Ucen Surrendered
to the loliee Today.
. Marshall WiHiams committed suicide to
conceal his crimes and to escape arrest
and punishment, which would shortly have
ovorfcafcea Mm. Shortly after 10 o'clock
last ntgtat a colored manln hlsshirtaleeves
Iiasheddown Fourteenth street audfifirted
t cross tfce Long Bridge When midway
of M.e m& vkloh crosses the Washington
channel he nmtovcA Ins hat and vest ami
climbed nfwn the railing on the right
hand side of the street.
A colored wan and woman stood looking
liit Ue Miviin a short distance heyond.
Tke lufci. tMl there for a moment as if
In nodHt. and then plunged head
foraqrt lutw th- river; nearly thirty feet
below. As soon a he -truck the water he
tried to SK-itu, .'Hit the current, which is
twift, earned him down some hundred
teoti more, wbeii lie tank to the bottom.
PHcettuut Fngitt hearing tlie splash.
)iwnd to lb. i lace, hut found nothing
Imt Ue vt ad hat. In the vest was a
Mp C lwper. upon which was written in
pencil Uir wroV. "Marshall William4-,
ld&4 Madison street. '
Mnfeal Williams wo.-, a. colored thief
-whom the police have wanted for a Jong
time. Ills parent, are well-to-do tolored
people, nd for the past two years have
sWolrted lditi from punishment. He would
iHt wwrfc. uetrolibed bousss in the neigli
lxjrliod and cold Jms plunder. Last night
WHMgiti' fatlier decided to give up his
hMi JUKI have him arrested. He eat for
a poHecman, but Marshall, learning of t!n.-,
esmiwd f torn the lvouse and went straight
Trent the lHHitis to the river and juivped in.
Ntuteroos rol&eries which have occurred
In tjhc northwest of late are believed to
have been owiHrriUed by Williams, and
Ws svtciidc te expected to bring many of
them t light.
-NEW YORK CITY CAMPAIGN.
The Time Set for the Republican and
New York, Sept. 9. -After a long talk
tta- wlUi Seiiauw Piatt Chairman .laek-
ott f the RrpuMkwn State committee,
issued n cult for meeting of the com- S
iMtiee, to ve Iteid' at the Fifth Avenue
Hotel, this city, on September 18.
It Is b4d that tlie committee will issue
a taag address to the voter or the State,
including those of the Greater New York,
oaMing upon all good citizens to support
and maintain the St. Louis national plat
form, aad wilt speak highly of the Ad
xtfntstrattoii of President McKinley and
Tlie tbooiim.5tte of the Republican city
xi.imlttc having charge of the arrange
imi nt" for the Sepubhcan city convention,
atIik ii is to nMHitifit-a mayor, comptroller,
and tKideflt of tbe council tonight, issued
a tall for the election of delegates and
cal'iig te oonveiitinn for September 2S,
it ternge Hall.
The Grwcr New York Democratic com
inn tee rteoiaed toaighr to bold Uieir city
Oi'ivojitUmattbe Grand CentralPalace.on
E-1Umi1vi SO. John C. Sheehau, the
TaMtany leader, presided. A communi
OAltoM from the Democratic Alliance and
tte People's Alliance was unanimously
It is fcUted tlutt tlie Alliance and the
People's partv expect the reaffirmation
Of Uk- Chicago platform, a declaration in
favor of iiiunicipal ownership and opera
tion! of p!ic franchise, direct employ
ment of laoor on cltv "works, as opposed
t oontraot labor, and the nomination or
u candidate for mayor wlio nll pledge
himself to support thtse views, and who
was an lwuct and earnest supporter of
tc Chicago platform and candidates last
IJcruindnV: Governor at Newport.
Newport, R. I., Sept. 9. This morning
Governor General Barker, of Bermuda, with
Miss Barker and his private secretary, ar
rived on a special from Fall River. At the
depot the party was met by Commander
Gooftrldi and taken to Long wharf, where
the war college launch was waiting to
convey them to the college. During their
Btuy the will be the gupsts or Commander
Goodrich. This afternoon a reception was
Blven in honor of the governor general.
A New nnuV5troiir Melodramn.
Iradon, Sept 9. "In the Days of the
Duke a strong meJo-drama, by Baddou
Chambers and Gomyns Carr, consisting of
a prologue and four acts, was produced at
the Adolphl Tlieatpr tonight, and met with
xra enthusiastic reia-ption Tft- play deals
vith the times just previous c the battle
of Waterloo and tlie morning after the
battle. It was gorgeously mounted.
Return to Work.
Greenshurg, Pa., Sept. 9. -The miners
at the Ooean coal mines, Herminie, owned
by the Berwind-White Company, returned
to work tills morning. The men, number
ing about 300, struck four weeks ago
through sympathy. Their return prac
tically settles Mi e fight between the strikers
and the Westmoreland miners now at work.
All the deputies have been called in.
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and return, via Pennsylvania Railroad
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RUINS PLAY fiT
Practice Work of the Squadron
Under Admiral Sicard.
AN ADMIRABLE SHOWING
Excellent Turret Work of the.
Uatrleship IivnJ.ij- Signals
"With Jurmncso Fireworks The
Successful LVu of Currier 1'Igeous
to Convey the News to Norfolk.
Fort Monroe, Sent, y. Assistant Secre
tary Roosevelt returned here tins after
noon In llie dispatch boac Dolphin after
it .. -I 1 nf h r,l rlr V flll
"' ., V ; ' , V i,Vtfc, ir
North Atlantic Suuadron of evolution. It I
was at Mr. i:josevelt's suggestion that the
maneuvera were carried out by a squad
ron comiKjsed exclusively or heavily ar
mored vesslst and he naturally took an
intense pilile in sHi , wlat had hcen
accomplished of a piactical olsaracler since
the idea wai put into execution. All tlie
exercisfs for the two day;, look place
out of sight of laud, and were o satis
factory tliat the Assistant Secretary ex
pressed enthusiastic commendation.
Tl.c program was in the nature of a re-
1 catsblnf ihestiuadroa'ssuu.nicr work. and
jUMk-rcvtfuliendlilon showed that Admiral
Bleu id ami ihcoffh crs of ll'.e various ships
had not wasted their t'mt. The trim little
Dolphin picked up the squadron in the
forenoon Tuesdaj and anchored about
thiity miles nsi of the Virginia capes.
Admiral Sicard came aboard the Dolphin
to pay ids respects to Mr. Roosevelt and
to learn ids wishes about tlie exercises.
When lie returned to his flagship, the
armored cru:s;r New i'ork , signals were
made to Capt. Sampm, of tlie battleship
Iowa, the rmcht fighting vessel of tlie
United States, and when the Affcistaiit
Secrera'-y boarded the Hunting muss of
iron and steel, tlie decks had been cleared
for action and everything was in readiness
to have target practice under conditions
that would pertain in action withau enemy.
The additional interest was given to the
matter by the fact th.it the Iowa had never
indulged in target practice. Many of her
men 1-ad ueer iieard modern great guns
at close range Some of them were
nervous when the practice began, but tills
soon wore away and the jaukius appeared
to enjoy their new experience, although
firing heaw rifles on shipboard is some
thing tnat even an enthusiastic sailor man
with a burning desire to take a crack at a
foreign man-of-war does uot relish as a
Whon Mr. Roosevelt went on the bridge
MtbIowa with Capt. Sampson the alarm
gong's were rung and officers and men
unpbied to their stations. Hatchways
had ben stowed away, battle plates
screwed down, the small boats put In
places where only tiie leatt concussion
would be felt and a target placed out in
the 'ocean 2,500 yards from the ship. A
Umndcrous report mat shook the hlp
fiom .tem to stern followed the firing
oi an elKht-inch gun. and those on board
saw a mass of white spray thrown up in
tlie air as the shell struck the water a
short distance in front of the target. A
sciond shot went nearer, and when the
gut ners got their hands in the results
A hfiKtile vessel would rave fared badly
in tint- sbower of heavy missiles. For a
tirM. attempt the practice was more than
hati-facu.rv and the big ironclad stood the
concopslon mused by the filing ol ler 12
inch rifles in a manner that demonratcd
hei stable qualities. A vhalchoat was put
out of service, some sk lights -were broken
and a door or two was unhinged, but
no seriou-5 damage resulted. These things
were expected, and on the whole the Iowa
Uhnved excellently under her baptism of
The Brooklyn also had some target
practice during the afternoon for Mr.
On Tuenlay evening the flagship New
York tried her secondary battery on a tar
get, representing-a fanciful fleet of hostile
torpedo boats. Search lights were used
to pick out the enemy, and the gun practice
was excellent. A searchlight dnll by all
of tlie vesels of the squauion concluded
the day's program.
Mr. Roosevelt and his party witnessed
it from the Dolphin, which lay at anchor
in the center of the big ships.
A flock oL carrier pigeons released
rom the New York carried the news to
the Norfolk navy yard and through its
commandant to the Navy Department
that tlie program for Wednesday had be
gun. This consisted of squadron ma
neuver v.lth the Dolphin for a central
point One of the most interesting tilings
in connection with this work was the
use of Japanese fireworks for signaling
from the flagship to the other vessels
Mr Roosevelt considers tins system as
an important addition to squadron opera
tions because of its value In action whpn
the most ordinary methods of signaling
are almost certain to be ineffective.
A visit by the Assistant Secretary to
the armored cruiser Brooklyn, to see the
comparative working of tlie electrical and
steam turret turning gear, the entertain
ment of the captains of the seven Ironclads
at tea on board the Dolphin, a dinner to
Mr. Ro-jsevelt by Admiral Sicard on the
New York, and night target practice by
the Brooklyn and the Indiana, occupied
tl.c rest of the day.
Early this morning the Dolphin got under
way and steamed to the anchorage of the
monitor Puritan, which had run into a
sheltered position off Caps Henry on ac
count of the probability of heavy weather.
Afner inspecting the Puritan and 6eeing
her 12-lnch guns used on a target, Mr.
Roosevelt returned to the Dolphin, which
started Immediately for Fort Monroe
To a rcportet who accompauied him on
the inspection trip, Mr. Roosevelt summed
up his experience in this way:
'Tl.a trip has been in every way more
finn HiUfcfactorj . The targft practice
under service conditions, the fleet maneu
vers, the practice with the search lights
at night in discovering and sinking drift
ing torgets, have each and all been done
In a way that reflects high credit upon
tlie admiral, his captains and their officers
and crews. Tlie signaling, both at night
and in the daytime, including the day
signals with the Japanese fireworks, hut?
"The rapidity and preclfdon of the
praolice with the rapid fire guns and the
extraordinary accuracy with which the
huge turret guns were fired were
equally noteworthy. There were several
matter? of less Importance, like the suc
cessful t,0c of carrier pigeons, which also
In short, there is every leason to be sat
isfied with every detail of the management
of tlie huge -warships, from the conning
towers to the engine rooms and guh turrets.
This Is the firtt time that such a f-quadron
of modern ipmclads has ever Iwcn under
command of an American admiral; indeed,
it is the first time in peace that an Amer
ican admiral has ever commanded a squad
ron relatively so formidable.compared with
the -warships of other powers.
'At last we are beginning to have a Navy
fit to uphold tlie interests of our people, a
Navy which, though too small in size, netd-
fear comparison with no other as regards
the quality of its ships and men."
Mr. Roosevelt and his party left for
Washington tonight on the regular pas
; Benger steamer.
Houston aiusT stand trial.
Cburge of Heresy Against au Eiul-ne'nt'X'rertiJjC.-rlnii
Louisville. Ivy., Sept. 9. -Dr. W. H.
Houston, who came here to bland trial he
fore the Southern Presbytery, comr.osed of
'the leading Piesbytcrlau ministers of the
South, for alleged heresy in leaching
views on sanctlfitaUon tt.at differed ma
tcrially from the standards or the Pres
bjterian Church, was before the church
Aftei a long time, in wnkh Dr. Hous
ton defended Iiih side vigorously, the com
"mitti'c appointed to form a verdict le
turned a report condemning him i and de
manding that lie refrain from his prac
tices, and stating that his doctrine of
sunctirfiatlon embodied "dangerous ten
denelcs' Houston objected to the report
ami was backed up by a good following.
The report, which will uividu to a great
extent the Presbyterians of the South, was
adopted. Dr. Houston wdl have to stand
trial before the National Assembly of the
Dr. Houston is one of the mast promt-
"cnt divines in the Presbyterian church
, ., , . .... , .....
in tlie South. He will go luck to China
as a miKHh.nary, but will return and fight
his rase ticfoie a tribunal composed of
Presbyterian ministers fr.jm all over this
country. He is confident tlut his posi
tion will be sustained by tlie higher church
AIL FOR OVER A M.LLIOH
The Big Bucket Shop of Willard &
Company Goes Down.
Brunch Houses in Many Citles
The Firm on the Wrong, Side
of the 31urlcct.
New York, Sept. 9. -J. R. Wiard& Co.,
bankers und brokers, with offices in tills
f Ity ut Nns. on, 280 and 1227 Uroadwny,
and wUli out-of-town offices in liuffulo,
Washington, Philadelphia and Montreal,
made au assignment today to T-nies L.
Starbuck, one of the bookkeeper of the
firm, with preferences to William 11. Os
terhout, of Uldgeway, Pa., for $20,000.
The member of the firm are stated to be
James It. Willard, KImer Dwiggins and
Jay Dwiggins. Just how much the liabil
'ties and assets are is not to be learned
with exactitude. It is reported that the
liabilities may exceed 1,000,000.
The concern, which advertised that it
held memberships on the Coiirolidatcd
Stock and Petroleum Exchange, the New
York Produce Exchange, and the Chicago
Board of Trade, has done an enormous
business. It had more than loo" cor
respondents In various cities and exten
sive private wires and long distance sys
tems extending through tlio Southern,
Western, and New England Stutes and
Chner Dwiggins has been the active head
of the concern. Jay Dwiggins is his
brother, and the two are nephews of ZImrl
DwigRlns, who was lamous in the Wess
ns the organizer of the remarkable cliaiu
of Mi-called Dwiggins' banks in the West,
most of which went to smash in 139.1.
iliard is a Chicago man, like the Dwig
ginses. He has not been much in this
city. Up to a few months ago the firm
had an office in Chicago, but that business
was sold out to John Dickinson & Company,
Dicklnsou having been formerly the man
ager of the linn's Washington office.
lln firm has been doing business since
Septcmoer, 1895, and has been a very
large advertiser in the newspapers. It
published a pamphlet containing explana
tions of tt'allstieet terms and methods of
U,ck dealing, which ciiculated o the
extent of DO ,000 copies.
Moie than 100 customers visited the
office at 55 Broadway today. Theyfound
the doors open but a notice of the assign
ment posted. The customers represented
claims against the firm ranging from under
$100 to $14,000. The assignee could
tell tl'eni little, extept that the liabilities
'The cause of the failure," he said,
"was simply that the firm was on the
wrong side or the market. It "was short
of grain, and also on most of the stocks
on 4he list. The liabilities will nearly
wholly represent the claims of the cus
tomers. The firm does not owe any money
to any other Wall street firms or on the
exchanges. Poody, McLellan & Co., of
the stock exchange, have done considerably
business for us on that exchange, but all
our trades with that firm were closed yes
terday. 'Elmer Dwiggins is in town and made
today's assignment He lives at Irviugton.
"Jay Dwiggins has been in Europe, but I
think he is returning, Mr. Willard ia la
Thirty-five clerks were employed in the
office at 55 Broadway.
R. S. Dwiggins, the father of Elmer and
Jay, has been the manager of theoffice
at 280 Broadway. It was at the Con
solidated Stock and Petroleum Exchange
that the clearing housi; sheet of James R.
Willard showed a difference in his favor.
The dealings of the firm on the ex
change, however, within sixty days run
as high as 9,000 to 10.000 shares daily.
Willard is reported to be under suspen
sion bv the Chicago Board or Trade.
A letter signed by him, dated Chicago,
September 7, received today by the sec
retary of the Consolidated Stock Exchango
"Please take notice that the firm of
J. R. Willard & Co. is no longer in existence.
Very truly, yours, J. R. WILLARD."
Assignee Starbuck. when questioned in
regard to this letter, said that Willard
had no authority fiom tlie other members
of the firm to write such a letter.
"He allowed the use of his name under
a contract," said Mr. Starbuck. "He
has recently endeavored to withdraw, but
was not able to do so."
Six Bodies Recovered.
Detroit, Sept 9. The bodies ot six men
were recovered from the lake today. The
men were drowned yesterday by the cap
sizing of the yacht Blanche B. There was
a party or twelve aboard at the time. The
yacht turned over without any apparent
It ts believed that the men wure under
tiie influence ot drink, as the biirvivors
showed signs of It. They said the yacht
filled with water and they had not much
chance to escape.
Old Mun Assaulted by Tramps.
Roches tcr,N.Y.,Sept.9.-John Wei8rr,iller
seventy-eight years old, living all alone
on Ridgev ay avenue, was assaulted during
the night at his home by two men supposed
to be tramps. The old man was badly
beaten with clubs. It was supposed Weis
miller had a large amount of money in his
possession, but the robbers only obtained 75
Railroad Material for Japan.
New York, Sept. 9. It Wn3 reported in
"Che down town business district today
that two leading builders had engaged
freight room for thirty locomotives for
ehipment to Japan this month. Five thou
fcand rails arc also booked for shipment to
$1.00 Washington to Baltimore
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Next Sunday, September 12. Tickets good
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3I1NEHS RESIST EVICTION.
Armed With Pick Handles, Men und
Wumcu Fight the Deputies.
Pittsburg, Sept. 9.-l)eputy sheriffs in
the employ of the New York and Cleveland
Gas and Coal Company met with lively
resistance while evicting the company's
striking miners from their hqmes today.
At 8 a. in. seventeen deputies went to
the house of John McCnbe.at Center, and
began to remove his gooils. McCabepicked
Twenty othir women gathered, and with
pick handles drove the deputies away. The
g.-,ods were then carried back to the house.
The deputies went to Clurksvillo, to the
hourt of Joxaph Blgnc, who has a wife,
sK children and eight boarders. The
hoiii-el.ol 1 goods were removed to the
roadway, and then th deputies weredriven
away by tlio woqioiu They returned with
re enforcements, accopipunled by S. 0. and
T B. De A milt, 'brothers of the pruoident
of the company. h
The wunien were ready with pick han
dles and clubs 'ond' knocked down six
deputies, who, with the vest, took refuge
in the house. S. C. De Ai mitt stepped
out to remonstrate and was knocked down,
beaten about the head and holy, hut was
saved by the deputies, who made a sortie
and carried him ba.c.'k to the house.
James Painter, who was in temporary
commar.d of the strikers' camp, ''Camp
Isolation. " arrived oil the scene, pacified
the women, and told them to let the law
take its course.'
T B. De Armitt decided to make n
speech, and climbed on a box and :i-gan
Tnu women littned Tor a while. They
understood enough English to compre
hend that De Armitt wab attacking the
miners' president, Pu trick Dolan. They
ruoli'-d at Do Armitt with uplifted clubs,
knocked over the box on which he was
standing, and were Iwlaborlng him when
tlie commander ot camp Isolation drove
up in a nuggy. He prevailed on the wo
men to let De Armitt go and to permit
che deputies t evacuate the house.
Mrs Bignc was In the house when the
deput'es fled thpre. She was ordered out,
refused to go, and was picked up bodily
.-nd thrown our ol the window. She is
stout and was badly injured She has
infuriated the striker, by alleging that one
ot tiie deputies trisd to assault her crim
inally. At midnight word was received that the
strikers are hunting pnns and arc pre
pared fo attack the deputies. Uriah Billing
ham, the commander of Camp Isolation,
and Lis followers are striving to quell
1,300 WOHDS A MINUTE.
Itc-miirlmblc Speed Over u Wire Said
to Have Been Obtained in London.
Omaha, Neb., Sept 9. -A most remark,
able experiment in rapid telegraphing
was made recently in London by Messrs.
Squier and Crehore, by the use ot the
synclironograph, according to a letter re
ceived by Editor Edward Rotewatcr, of
tlie Bie, from George E. Squier.
The English postal lines between Lon
don, via York and Aberdeen, were Used
for the trial August 22, and a spued of
J.JOti words a minute is said to ha
been accomplished. A ruteof 1,300 Words
per minute is also said to have been
obtained on a cable between Loudon and
BHICK CUT BIS FACE.
Til rim n Ueeiuihe the Injured Man
Refused to Buy of ii riiiek-ter.
Hey wood Mayo, colored, was severely
cut nlout the lace with a brick thrown
by Thomas Robinson, also colored, last
Mayo is employed as a butler at No. 1888
Jciierwon street liorrtiwc.sti.'atid was in the
basement of that house when Robinson,
who i e huckster. 6alnc up and tried to
sell lino some oft his wares
Mayo said that heHHd not want to buy
anything. An rHltefcatlon followed, dur
ing which the'brick was thrown. Mayo's
wounds were dressed by Dr. Sewall.
Thrown From u 'ilieyele.
New York, Sept.O- A young girl, un
conscious and severely injured, was found
by a mounted H)lJcenian lying on the
Coney Island ccle path, just below Park
villc, tills morning. Near her was the
wreck of her .bicycle.
The injured girl -v&s Kitty Roach, who
lives at No. H'.Q. Hamilton avenue, Brook
lyn. How Miss Roach . was injured is not
known. She may have been in a collision.
The young woman had a cut on hr chin
and a slightly fractured knee.
A Rash Bet Besults in Death.
irurtscTm N Y., Sept. 9.-The Aiken fam
ily is prwfcelmrd by grief today. George
AikenAventy foui jears old, lies dead for
accepting, a dare In a ftolish Dpirit of
A companion dared Aiken to. climb an
electric light pole and touch a support
ot the wire. Aiken climbed up, touched
the support and fell from the pole dead.
Fatal Freight Train Wreck.
Portland, Tnd., Sept 5. A Lake Erie and
Western fi eight train was wrecked at St.
Albany this morning. Charles Manneas
and LeanJer Collins, of this place, are re
ported to have been killed. Mannets died
Instantly. Collins lived a few hours. Trains
are now running via Red Key and Hartford
Awaiting; Hawaii's Ex-Queen.
San Franclbco, Sept. 9. -Ex-Queen Lill
uokalanl of Hawaii is expected to arrive
at tne California Hotel in this city to
night. OBITUARY NOTES.
Henry H. Fay, postmaster of Newport
for four years under PresldsntHarrison, and
lieutenant governor of Rhode Island from
1880 to 1882, is dead. Ho was a dele
gate to the Republican national convention
-which nominatedAbrnham Lincoln Inl864,
was always identified with that party. He
Mas sixty-two years old.
A cab'e from London reports the death of
Sir Everett Miliuis. He was born on May
30, 185G, and was a son of the late Sir
John E. Millais, president of the Royal
Academy, who died in 1S96.
William Warrington, manager of the At
lantic Hotel, at Ocean City, Md., was found
dead in his room at the hotel Tuesday after
noon. Dr. Faul Jones, of Snow Hill, pro
nounced that he had died from paralysis of
She lust surviving child of Francis Scott
Key, who wrote the "Star Spangled Ban
ner," is dend. Mrs. Charles Howard, who
was the eldest of Key's eleven children,
passed away early yesterday morning at
her cottage In Oakland, Md., where she
had gone for the summer. She was ninety
three years of age, and had she lived until
the 10th of next month would have nassed
) another milestone of her long and inter
ettlng existence, tier sister, .Mrs. Henry
Steele, died at Annapolis several years
ago. When the end came she was sur
rounded by all df her children excepting
Gen. James Howard.
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LAUREL'S GREAT MYSTERY
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was a place where a man had evidently
been sleeping. Stowed in that sort or
human nest was clothing. The first thing
picked up was u man's coat, the .next a
n.nn'h shirt, and the next u silk tie and
a worn sock. There was no woman's
clothing In there, though every Toot of
that terrible tnngle v.-as beat over.
The coat was a good one. It was bound
with braid and tnit binding did not show
much wear. The buttons were covered
and were not very much worn. It was
a cutaway coat or dark blue diagonal.
It was a uii all sl.e and was worn by a
small man. There appeared no reason
tvliy a man should throw away so gocd a
coat. There was no store mark in it,
but in the breast pocket was matter
indicating that the name or the owner
of that coat was Mark A. G. Clift, a
Norfolk drug clerk. Tlie first thine taken
from the pocket was a small, leather-bound
book, stamped in gilt letters "The Era
Key to the United States Pharmacopoeia,
1S94.' On the flyleaf written in ink in
a stiff hand was this: "Mark A. G. Clift,
Norfolk, Va., Macdonald's Pharmacy.'
Tn the same pocket were four bills to
the credit of W- A. Lund, trustee for James
. Scott, druggist, 254 Church street,
Norton:, Va. One bill was agaimt Ned
Kellcy foi $2.05, and was dated August
28, 1504-. Another was dated April 1.
1897, against F. O Smith, for $23.24.
Another was dated July 7, 1897, against
Herbert Vlllinei, for $0.70. The foutth
bill was dated July 7,1897, agaiusl B. F
Twiford, for $11.00. The bill against Vil
iiuer (.ontalued a credit of fifty cents, paid
on July 10. This is tre latest date found
on the bills. Aiming the papers a receipt
for tlie rent of a room at No. 567 East
Main street, Norfolk, for the month ending
June 2S, 1S97, was found. This was
signed by Mrs. A Dyson.
Tlie shirt was a good one, but stained
by blood. Its wearer was a victim or
hemorrhoids. A bone button was in the
collar band and a curr button in one wrist
band. The clothes were found half a mile
from where the Lody was found. Directly,
artf r this discovery The Times telegraphed
Druggist James E. Scott to tell what he
knew about Clirt. The following dis
patch came back:
"Mark A. G. Clift wan a drug clerk who
had lived in Norfolk several years. He
was married. His wife had a child by a
former marriage. He has a father and
other relations in Baltimore. I employed
him several times a! relief clerk and col
lector. He left here suddenly on August
1. alone. His wife has since gone to
Baltimore. I think he drank hard at
times. JAMES E. SCOTT."
The clothes were tied up and taken :o
the artel, where they will be kept till the
case is solved. Later in the day the
searching rarty renewed its work. The
railroad track was followed, and the work
begun at a piece or heavy woodland about
a mile farther to the southwest than the
o"d graveyard. Stufred down a tree box
in South Laurel, a subdivision in which
there are no houses, was a bundle of what
looked like rags. It was a woman's skirt,
rouzhly tied up. It was green and yellow
in color and badly lotted. It was the
sirt of a Ehort thick woman. The dress
from the band to the hem measured thirty-I-ve
indies and the waist band measured
twenty-eight inches. The" material was
cheap brilliantine and at one time was
black. The waist liand had been cut by
a d:.ll instrument. This old garment may
play no ptrt In the solution of the tragedy,
but it was all that was found on the second
The reporters took the road. They had
frequent traces of the big man ami small
woman and the two dogs that were ieen
by Duvallir. thewoodson Saturdaymoming,
August 7. They had passed over the road
from the Relay House to Laurel early in
August. People who had not heard ot the
murder recalled the pair and the dogs. A
irace now and then was found of the large
man and small woman descrbcd by Syl
vester Smith as liaving picked peas for
Nat Wheeler und having worked u lias
lup's place, near Savage. This couple
traveled over the same road, but It was In
June that they came along.
At Elhcott CIt the reporters struck
tho trail ot a male and female tramp.
This woman gave birth to a child at
E'k Ridge and died In a hospital at
Baltimore In July.
It was proved that the man with the
stubble red mustache and the squlut in the
left eye accompanied by the little wo
man with short brown hair came from
Baltimore, and struck Laurel ou Friday,
In view of the altered phase of the
case, due to the discovery of the Clift
clothing, the trail was not followed
further down the road than Laurel.
(Special to The Times.)
Baltimore, Sept. 9. From what Mark A.
G. Clift, of 919 William street, suggested
tais evening, it would appear that the
Laurel mystery is going to lead to the
discovery of a double murder.
Mr. CUft is ot the opinion that the cloth
ing found in the grave yard was the prop
erty of his son, who bears the same name,
that of Mark A. G. Clift. The young man
was employed by a druggist named Mc
Donald in Norfolk, where he is supposed to
have teen located for two years, although
his family In this city have not heard from
him In that time. His father states that
the young man was married and that his
wife was located somewhere in Baltimore.
Mr. Clift was at first inclined to believe
that his son had given the clothes to some
tramp, buu could not explain why the note
book and package of papers should have
been left in the pockets. The finding of
the two fingers in the remnants of a fire
lends color to the theory that the man who
killed the woman also murdered the
owner of the male apparel. It is thought
that the woman was done away with be
cause she knew too much.
Greatest Bargain of the Year
$2.00 to Atlantlo City and return No
change ot cars Finest equipment Two
full days at the shore. Pennsylvania
Railroa d n ext Saturday a nd Suuda y.
$2.00 to Philadelphia and Return
via Pennsylvania Railroad, best equipped
railroad in America, Special excursion
next Sunday. se9-3t
THE GOULDS HAVE TIIE CRAZE.
They Organize u Company to Mine
Gold in Alaska.
Denver, Col., Sept- 9. George and How
ard Gould have fallen victims to the
prevailing Klondike fever. They, with
tl-eir cousins, Reld and Snnford Northrop,
of St Louis, and William Northrop, ot
New York, have put up capltalin order to
try their luck in the Alaskan gold fields.
They and the Northrops have associated
with them George B. RonusandP.Viekery,
Together these men have formed a com
pany to mine gold in the newlyiliscovered
Eldorado and to transport the metal from
Alaska. It has been incorporated in this
Statu as the Klondike Exploration, Engi
neering and Mining Company. The capital
stock is ?l 00,000.
the charter or the company grants it
Wide privileges. Its agents are entitled
to explore new territory for placer and
hide minine, to survey mining claims, rail
i nails, canals, wagon roads, public and
private lands, t l.uiid sawmills, run steam
und sdiiing vessels, do a general trans
portation business by land and water, erect
smelters and practically to Conduct almost
any kind or developing business.
More than half the slock of the newly
organized company is owned by the two
RECOVERS HIS VALISE.
Seuor Truebn Regains Fo-sesioii
of His Lost Fortune.
Laredo, Texas, Sept. 9.The strange loss
and recovery by Sunor Pedro Trueba ot a
valise i-o.itainlng $250,000 worth of. stocks,
bonds and jewelry is exciting great Inter
cstheru and in Mexico.
Senor Truebn arrived today from Vene
gas and claimed his property arter describ
ing the contents to thee Elector or customs.
Senor lruebn states that he lost the
valise on August 9, while returning to his
hacienda rrom a journey.
He handed the valise to- a man whom
he mistook for one of his servants. The
man and grip disappeared. Several men
are m Jail now in connection with the rob
bery. BErfENTING iiJUCEGEXATION.
Indignant Citizens Express Their
Fe'elings Reijnrdiiij; a Marriage.
Cuba, N. Y. Sept. 9. -Fred Graham, a
repulsive looking and exceedingly black
young negro, with but one leg, and who
beais a bad reputation, was married on
Friday last to Miss Myrtle Soule, a hand
some orphan white girl ot good family.
Justice of the Peaqe Straight performed
Two hundred indignant citizens, with
a pail of tar and some feathers, went to
Sttaijrht's house for the purpose of giv
ing him a coat, but could uot find him.
Then thev broke the doors and windows
of his residence
Where Did the Horse Go?
A valuable horse belonging to Dr. Wm.
Woodward, of the Dittrict health or
Dce, escaped from his stable in an alley
between rour-and-a-half. Sixth ami C
streets and Pennsylvania avenue last
night and could not be round. Dr. Wood
ward had the animal ready Tor shipment
into the country.
Loan ani Trust
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Spencerian Business College.
NEW AND BEAUTIFUL HALLS.
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Thirty-third scholastic year. Day and
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and names, occupations and addresses of
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ST. JOHN'S COLLEGE,
1225-1231 Vermont avenue, reopens Sep
temb2r7. BROTH ERFABRICI AN,
"THE WOMAN'S LAW CLASS reopens
October 1, 1897. Three years' course
equivalent of best law schools. For
further particulars, apply to MRS. ELLEN
SPENCER MUSSEY. Atty-at-Law, 170
La. ave., or MISS EMMA M. G1LLETT,
Atty-at-Law, 802 L st. nw. se9-lmo
ANDREW SMALL ACADEMY, Dames
town, Montgomery Co., Md. English,
ancient and modern languages, mathe
matics, telegraphy, bookkeeping, etc.;
healthy locality. Special terms to Gov.
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EMERSON INSTITUTE (Yeung's Acad
emy) Select classical and mathematical
nchool for young men and loys. 914 14th
St., opposite Franklin Square. Will re
open September 27. Circulars can be ob
tained at the school building or by ad
dressing CHAS. B. YOUNG, Principal
CRAWFORD -On Thursday.Seutembcr 9,
1897, at 11:03 a. in., ELIZABETH CRAW
FORD, agedseventy-one years, beloved wife
of William Crawford.
Funeral will take place from her late resi
dence, 810 G street southeast, on Satur
day, September 11, at 3 p. m. Friends and
relatives are invited to attend. It
ASH-On Thursday, September 9, 1S97,
at 5:0." o'clock a. m., Mrs. CHARLOTTE
ASH, beloved mother ot Charity Stamps,
aged 101 years, at the residence of her
granddaugh.er, Mrs. Mary Llppett, 1812
Twentieth street northwest.
Funeral from St. Augustine's Church.
Saiurday, September 11, at 9 o'clock.
DOWNS Suddenly, on Thursday, Sep
tember 9. 1897, MARY, beloved wire or
the late Patrick Downs.
Funeral Saturday morning. September
11, at 8:30 o'clock, rrom her late resi
dence, No. 237 Massachusetts avenue
northeast, thence to bt. Joseph's Church,
Second and 0 streets northeast, where a
requiem muss will be said at 9 o'clock
for the repose ot her soul. Kindly omit
McGIVERN-On September 9, 1897, at
2 p. m., Mrs. ELIZA McGIVERN, aged
sixty-three years, widow of the late Dan
iel C. McGivern.
Notice of funeral hereafter. It
J. MVTJL.-L.TA.'M. LEE
332 Pn. Ave. N. W.
First-class service. 'Phone, 1383.
Yes, this is one of our
This Couch is finely up
holstered and covere'I in
good qualit3 figured cordu
rov, with six-inch fringe.
"We have them in six colors
and finest shapes.
They are excellent value
at $12, and for an opening
value we advertise them to
day at $7.95. y
This is a fruit of the fire,
and on no other account
could they be sold so low.
And we desire again to
call your attention to our
credit termb, which enables
every one to purchase at
Lansburgh Furniture Co.
13ih and F Sts.
TO THE TUBLIC-In regard to the charges
in a suit for divorce filed today, I have
to say that it is a great temptation for
! to ler the suit ao bv default, and thu
rid myself of havinc to share mr name
with sulIi a woman. I was informed vca
terday of her charges, and her lawyer
was told their falsitv could be proven in
twenty-four hours if he would send to the
places named. The infirmitv of a mind
naturally weak has been aucravated bv
daUy association with morally degenerate
spiritualistic cranks. Mv answer, which
will be filed in due time, will show her
allegations to be false and malicious in
every particular. EDWIN uLauMON.
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Win. Washington must benresented with
in ten days or date. Address Z.. chU of
Should be read daily, as changes may
occur at any time.
FOREIGN MAILS for the weekending
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directed "Per City of Rome." (c) At
10 55 p. m. for Europe, per s. s. Etruria.
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ter, etc., for other parts of Europe.
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ailing from New York on Wednesdays,
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the Cunard, French and German steamers
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Mails for South and Central Amer
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thence via steamer, close here daily at
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cloae eilnesd ay , close here daily at t p.
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for Campeche, Chiapas. Tabasco and Yuca
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Friday), close here dally at 7:10 a. m.(d)
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s. s. Gaelic, from San Francisco, close,
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West Australia, which are forwarded via
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Samoan Islands, per s. s. Mariposa, from
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from San Francisco, close here daily up to
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to the ports of sailing daily, and the sched
ule ore-losing is arranged on the presump
tion of their uninterrupted overland tran-
("a Registered malls close at 10 a. m.
lb) Registered mails close at 1 p. m.
fe-amedny. . , .
H-i Registered malls close at 6 p. m.
same day. ... ..
ul Registered maUs close at 6 p. m.
(ei Registered malls close at 1 p, m.
Tuesdays and Saturdays.
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EDUCATION A L
Holy Cross Academy,
1312 Massachusetts Avcnne,
REOPENS SEPTEMBER 13.
Thccourseof studies Is complete and prac
tical. Spedalaltentlonisglvento vocaland
instiurcental music, drawing and painting,
the languages and kindergarten.
WANTED ruplls in Schoolor Acting, Dra
matic Art and Elocution; special husruc
tlon in expression; talented and reputable
ladles and gents for dramatic club. Prof.
FRANK BOSWOKTH, Hotel Lawr .