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WHS SLAIN BY HOLMES
One More Notch Added j
to the Record of
KILLED GEORGE THOMAS. i
;: .. .-.• . .
Pietzel Was a Partner in This
Crime on the Tombigbee
WAS LUKED AWAY IN A BOAT.
For Motives of Revenge and Money
a Wife of the Assassin Told
of the Deed.
COLUMBUS, Mis?.. Aug. 16.— Another
murder has been traced to Holmes and his
once co-partner, lienjamin Pietzel. The
particulars of this murder are as yet
meager, but the local officers are now
working the matter up, and it i 8 believed ]
that valuable evidence will be secureq.
The register of the Gilmore Hotel in this
city shows on the 6th of January of the
present year the names of Mrs. M. Holmes
and child, with no place of residence given.
She is described by the hotel clerk, who
remembers her, as a tall, finely developed
and handsome woman. The child was a
light-haired girl, about 5 years old, named
Lucy. Tney remained at the hotel three
or four days and had little to say to the
other guests. In fact she was verr cold
and distant to the ladies who proffered her
some little special attentions.
On the second day after her arrival she |
went into the office of the Justice of the 1
Peace and said she desired a confidential \
talk with him. She made her child leave
the room and directed her to remain in a
photograph gallery across the hall. She
then made an affidavit before Justice
Foote. chareine H..H. Holmes, then in jail
in Philadelphia, with murder. When
asked by the Justice for her proof she pro
duced a written paper, signed by Holmes,
which she claimed to have found among
her papers in the Chicago "castle."
In this document Holmes relates the
story of his murder of George H. Thomas
on the Tombigbee River, six miles below !
Columbus. Upon this affidavit requisition j
papers were issued by Governor John M. !
Stone, Mrs. Holmes agreeing to pay the
expense of the Chief of Police of this city
to go to Philadelphia for Hoimes. Justice
Foote made the woman a copy of the al
leged confession and she went away. She |
left with him the original confession of i
Holmes. She gave as her reason for mak- [
ing the affidavit that Hoimes had been 1
very brutal in his treatment for two years j
and she hoped by his conviction to get I
some of his property, as he was worth over ;
The document states that Holmes, B. F.
Pietzel and the murdered George Thomas ■
were in this city on or about June 20, 1894, !
but that they stopped at different places !
and were not seen together on the streets.
Their conduct was such as to leave the
community under the impression that they
were strangers. A few days after their ar- 1
rival they procured a small boat and all
three went down the river together. At
this point, the paper says, after uoing
down the river six miles, Holmes got out
on the bank in search of drink water and
was gone some time, and when he returned
Thomas was dead. Pietzel says his death !
was caused by falling from the boat and |
striking his head on the rocks ; that they
buried the body in the river swamp and
returned to Columbus.
This in substance is what the confession
The requisition papers came from Jack
son, and Chief of Police Monger arranged j
to go to Philadelphia after Holmes, but iui
the meantime Mrs. Holmes had quietly
left the city.
It is the opinion of the officers that it
was the desire of the woman to have
Holmes brought from Philadelphia to this
place, to give him an opportunity u> escape
on the way, or else be acquitted of the j
charge of murder and rele»ed here. This j
theory, however, is exploded, and credence
given to the confession from the appear
ance of B. F. Pietzel, who registered at the
hotel here from Chicago on June 19, 1894,
about the time the murder is alleged to
have been committed. About this time,
also, Thomas arrived here, stopping at a
different hotel. He claimed to be in the
lumber business, and was here looking for
timber. Pietzel also claimed to be in the
lumber business, and in that way he be
came acquainted with Thomas.
It is well remembered that the three
men left here in a boat early in the morn
ing, and that just before night the boat re
turned with only two occupants. There
can be no doubt of the murder of Thomas
in the river swamps. While here Pietzel
was in correspondence with his wife, who
lived at 643 Michigan avenue, St. Louis.
Judge Orr was interviewed by The United
Press correspondent to-day, and while ad
mitting the main facts about the confer- j
ence, he refused to disclose the nature of i
his business with Mrs. Holmes, but said
he knew her reason for wanting her hus
band brought here from Philadelphia, but
would not give it for publication. It is
reliably known that Judge Orr has in his
possession Holmes' confession of the mur
der, and this confession is sustained by the
fact that the hotel-registers show the
presence of the three men in this city at
the time the murder was alleged to have
CHICAGO POLICE SURPRISEO.
They Had Heard Xothing of the Murder of
CHICAGO, 111., Aug. 16.— When the
Chicago polict officers were interviewed
concerning the story they were much sur
prised. They had not heard of Thomas
before and knew nothing of the circum
stances related in the Columbus affidavit.
One of the officers said that if the story
was true the woman who went to Colum
"THE QUEEN OF TABLE WATERS."
"First in Purity."
BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL.
! bus must have been Mrs. Myrtle Holmes
i of Wilmette, 111., the second wife of the
I alleged murderer, who has remained faith
ful to him through all the trouble- She
has children by Holmes, and the police
i here think it may have been part of a
j scheme to get Holmes away from Phila
delphia and secure his release in Missis
sippi. Photographs of Minnie Williams,
Mrs. Conner and Mrs. Holmes will be sent
to Columbus by the local police for possible
identification. It is known here that Mrs.
! Myrtle Holmes has made frequent ruys
j terious trips to the South within the last
j two years.
SHOT TWICE IN COURT.
One Litigant Fatally Wounded Because
of a Lawyer* Remark*. . .-, "
PLATTE CITY, Mo., Aug. 16.— 1n the
Circuit Court during a trial in which New
ton Winn and Watt Reid were litigants,
sent here on a change of venue from Clin
ton County, Reed shot and fatally wounded
Winn, two shots taking effect, one in the
bowels, another in the arm.
Many Clinton County people were pres
ent during the trial, which has lasted for
several days, and much bad blood existed
on both sides. During the examination of
a witness John Cross, attorney for Reed,
made an insulting remark about Winn's
son. *Winn arose as if to strike at Cross,
when Reed pulled a gun and fired with the
result stated. Reed was arrested and
placed in jail.
AN ASYLUM OF HORRORS.
Attendants at Dunning Now
Accused of Various
■ — 0
Evidence That Both Men and
Women Were Beaten to Death
CHICAGO, 111., Aug. 16.— The murder
of lunatic George Pucik at the County
Insane Asylum, for which crime the .at
tendants George Gough and John P. An
derson were to-day handed to the Grand
Jury without the option of bail, has
brought to the light three cases which are
said by the relatives of the victims to be
similar to the Pucik horror.
In June, 18SM, Michael Thacker, 80 years
old, who had lost hi? fortune in Ottumwa,
lowa, and became a victim of melancholia
through worry and drink, was committed
to the asylum at Punning, physically
healthy. Three weeks afterward he was
taken to the morgue, his corpse covered
with bruises, a wound two inches long on
his forehead and finder marks on his
throat. His widow and daughter were told
the patient had fallen from bed and killed
himself, although after the burial a certifi
cate was given them for heart disease and
old age. The relatives are convinced he
was killed by attendants. For lack of
money they did not prosecute.
Mrs. Emma Peterson oi 171 West Indiana
street informed the police to-day that her
sister, Annie E. Olsen, who was confined
at Dunning for acute mania, had died there
last month as the result of injuries re
ceived at the hands of the female attend
ants. She alleged that her sister's skull
was fractured by blowi, and that the pa
tient had complained io her of ill treat
ment several times. The body will be ex
humed for examination.
John A. Peetz of 66 North Western ave
nue informed the Coroner to-day that his
sister, Kittie Peetz, died at the asylum
June 13 from cruel treatment and the body
will be exhnmed.
BOB TO BE NATURALIZE D.
Fitzsin-motis Knows Something About
NEW YORK, N. V., Aug. 16.— That Bob
Fitzsimmons is being well advised is being
demonstrated by the fact that he is about
to apply for his naturalization papers, thus
taking the fullest possible advantage, in
his bid for popular favor, of the revulsion
of popular feeling in consequence of the
break made by Corbett in Green's Hotel in
By taking the advice of his friends, just
before he fought Peter Maher in New Or
leans, he declared his intention of becom
ing a citizen of the United States, and
within a few days he will be declared a full
fledged American citizen.
Fitz, in speaking of this to a reporter,
said: "I have done a good deal of fighting
since I came to this country, and have al
ways been victorious. I had not been here
fix months before I made up my mind that
America should be my future home, but
for some reason I nave not been as populnr
as other men whose records could not com
pare with my own.
"Many times I have been told that this
was because I was a foreigner. If this is
true then an injustice has been done me,
for when I enter the ring on October 31
with Corbett it will be as a representative
of the Stars and Stripes.
"I am an American citizen except for the
mere formality of taking out my final pa
pers, and when that is done, which will be
shortly, I will stand exactly on the same
plane as my opponent, so far as loyalty to
the country is concerned."
COST JUST THREE LIVES.
Fatalities Attending an Excursion of
CAMDEN, N. J., Aug. 16.— A negro ex
cursion to Lakeside Park yesterday cost
three lives and the injury of a dozen peo
ple or more. The first accident oc
curred at Haddon avenue section, when
Charles Venable, aged 23 years, in attempt
ing to jump on the moving train, was
thrown under the wheels and killed.
While the train was standing at the
Liberty Park station to-night allowing
passengers to alight, the fast mail from
Atlantic City crashed into the end of
tho crowded rear car. Men, women and
children jumped from the open win
dows and seven or eight were severely in
jured in this way. Fire added its terrors
to the collision, and while the struggling
people were endeavoring to force their
way from the cars the burning oil from
the shattered headlight of the engine ig
nited the floor.
It was supposed that all had succeeded
in making their escape, but it was subse
quently discovered that Marshall John
son, the six-year-old son of the Rev. Mar
shall Johnson of the U. A. M. E. Church of
South Camden, was missing. Subse
quently the child's body was found, btirned
to a crisp, in the charred embers of the car.
Maggie Cannon, aged 12 years, of Cam
den, was fatally hurt, but none of the
others injured are in a dangerous condi
tion. The car was burned and the engine
of the mail train was badly smashed.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 1895.
ON EASTERN TRACKS
Pugilist Corbett Not a
Drawing Card at
SPARRED WITH McVEY.
Bob Fitzsimmons Will Be the
Next Attraction at the
REV EL SANTA ANITA WON.
Clifford Met His Waterloo at Sara
toga by Losing to Lucky
BUFFALO. N. V., Aug. 16.-Pugilist
Corbett was called in by the race-track
management to-day to inject a little inter
est into the entertainment. A movable
platform was constructed in the morning.
Between the first and second races it was
put over the track in front of the judges'
stand and Corbett and his sparring part
ner, McYey, put up a four-round ex
hibition. This special event did not draw
as was expected.
. To-morrow Fitzsimmons will box with
his partner, and will punch the bag for the
edification of the race-goers.
The statement is printed here to-day
that if the Ha nalins decide not to hold a
race meeting here next summer Palmer
L. Clark of Red Oak, lowa, founder of
Clark's Horse Review of Chicago, stands
ready to lease the track.
Only two races were on the card to-day.
Jo He was a .7 to 5 favorite in the 2:13 class
pace, and after the first heat the book
makers would have none of him. He took
three straight heats without once being
headed. George St.Clair won with ease in
the 2:21 class pace. Moretta and Vietta
divided second : and third money. There
was but a second and a quarter difference
in the- time of any heat paced to-day.
2:12 pace, purse $2000. , - ."
Jo He, s. p., by Brooks Forest, (Sims) 1 1 1
Weed Wilkes, blk. s., by <iaint>Hta Wilkes
. (Beebe). .5 2 2
Harry Victor. blk.s.,by Black Victor. (Geers).2 8 7
Glen wood ...........'........ ;....•.. 7;.:......8 3 8
Hustler Kussell 4 7 5
Charley Ford 1.6 4 6
I'eerless :..;....'...... 7 6 4
Babette ; .....8 5 3
Sable Gilt ....9 9 d
Time, 2:1214— 2:11-2:1114.
. 2:21 class, pace, purse $2000.
George St. Clair, b. s., by Betterton (Fox) 1 1 1
Moreta, b. m., by Tennessee W ilk es (Ge rs).4 3 2
Vietta, b. m., by Jerome Eddy (Zimmer) I 4 3
Grass H0pper. ........ ; ;.6 2 4
Abete ..;... .3 5 6
; Time, 2:12-2:11 1/4-2:11.
ACQUEDUCT RACETRACK, L. 1., Aug. 16.—
Half a mile, Larissa won, Millie L. second, Im
perial third. Time, :50}^. ;
Six furlongs, Lancer won, Humming Bird
second, Keefe third. Time, 1:16%.
One mile, Captain T won, Little Tom second,
Foundling third. Time, l:43i£.
Six: furlongs, Sun Up won, Bel' Demonio
second, Drum Major third. Time, 1:16%.
One mile, Sir Dixon Jr. won. Queen Bess
second, Marshall third. ; Time, 1:44.£. '■
One mile and a sixteenth,' Now or Never
won, Baroness second, Fred Douglass third.
Time, 1:53. •• : -; ;
SARATOGA. N. V., Aug. 18.— The star
event of the programme to-day was the
Merchants' stakes, one mile and a furlong,
purse $2500. Clifford met his Waterloo.
Key El Santa Anita not only beat him,
but at the end was under a pull, while
Griffin was whipping and spurring Clifford
with his utmost energy. , .
• Six furlongs, Lady Diamond won, Manchester
second, Fair Flora "third. Time, 1:15 U.
Five and a half furlongs, Requittal won,
Crescendo second, Beau Ideal third. Time,
1:03! i. ; !',• ...
One mile and a furlong, Rey El Santa Anita
won, Clifford second. Time, 1:55^. Only two
starters. ■-. •■.'•;-■ ' . • . -
Five furlongs, Argentina won, Au Revoir
second, Kilrona third. Time, 1 :02 W.
One mile, Lake Shore yon, .San Ilario second,
Brandywine third. Time, 1 :42%.
CHICAGO, 111., Aug. 16.-This is Har
lem's last day until after the trotting mnet
ing which commences to-morrow at Wash
ington Park. It was the best day's racing
sinre the opening. The future movements
of Harlem will depend on the court pro
ceedings on Monday.
Six furlongs, Extra won, Olive second, War
ren Lei and third. Time, 1:14%.
One mile and twenty yards, bob Martin won,
De Jure second, Lepros Lyon third. Time,
Seven and a half furlomrs, Hanzatic won,
Cerita second, Winslow third. Thr.e, 1:38.
Five furlongs, Joe Mancini won. Pert second,
Ireno Woods third. Time, 1 :02? i.
Six furlongs. Rodega won, Treasure second,
Hallowe'en third. Time, 1:16.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Aug. 16.— Owing
to the poor attendance of the week, to
morrow's races were declared off. It is the
intention of the Indianapolis Club to go
out of business. They have now given
seven meetings and lost about $12,000.
Two-year-old pace, purse $800, Ananias, hr.
c, by Petron (Keys), won; May Queen second
Asatf third. Best time, 2:13%.
2:03 pace, purse $2000, Fidol, b. h., by Idol
(ltavenburg), won; Coastman second, Coleridge
third. Best time, 2 :05>.£.
2:16 trot, purse $1500, Baron Dillon, b. b.,
by Bnron Wilkes (Fuller), won ; Roxana second
Ben B!third. Best time, 2:12' 4 .
ST. LOUIS, Mo.. Aug. 16.— Six furlongs. Fran
cis Pope won, Kau Claire second, Silverado
third. Time, 1:15%.
Five furlongs, Walnut Ridge won, Bell'
Meade second, Carrie U third. Time, 1:02! <!
One mile and three sixteenths, Charlie Mc-
Donald won, King Bors second, Sullross third
One mile, Buck Massie won, Moderocio sec
ond, Miss Young third. Time, 1:42.
Five furlongs, Paskola won. King Dance sec
ond, Belle of Oak Grove third. Time, 1 :03.
Six furlongs. Empera won, Ottyanna second
Little Eastin third. Time, 1:14%.
. KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 16.— The
bookies had the best of it to-day, as the
public money went in very heavily on
some horses which failed to win.
— Five and a half furlongs, Sir Charles won
Joe Woolman second, King Craft third. Time,
Four and a half furlongs, Nevada won, Loftln
Jr. second, Vick third. ■'■ Time, 1:02^.1 .
Seven furlongs, Haskell won, Camille D sec
end. Arkansas Traveler third. Time, 1:40.
Six furlongs, Barney Aaron Jr. won, Monk
Overton second, Southwest third. Time, 1 :23.
Six furlongs, E. A. Ray. won, Erne T second
Bill Arp third. Time, I :'h%. , : - . ■■'
CHESS-MASTEItS' : TO M EXT.
Jtrwtts ['tlte Great ■ Garnet Played at
; ■ Hastings. .
HASTINGS, Eng., Aug. 16.— The ninth
round in the international chess-masters'
tournament was played here to-day with
the f ellowing results : , , ' ' .
Teichmann beat Marco in a Queen's gambit,'
declined after 32 moves. Schiffers beat Tins
ley in a ' PQ4 opening : after 52 , moves. . Bar
deleben beat Pollock in a PQ4 opening after
36. moves. Tarrasch beat Burn in a Queen's
gambit, declined after 30 moves. Mason beat
Meises in a Buy . Lopez, • after, 47 moves.
Tschigorin beat Gunsberg in an Evans' gambit
after 46 moves. Lasker Deal Stelnitz in a Rny
Lopez after 36 moves. Walbrodt beat Black
burn in an irregular opening after 35 moves.
Pillsbury, beat*Janowski;in a Queen's gambit,
declined after 54 moves. Albin and Veragni
drew a Ruy Lopez after 67 moVes.'-Schlechter
and Bird drew a French detense after 62 moves.
The score : Tschigorin, 8: •'. Bardeleben and
Pillsbury, IV,; Lasker, 7 ; Bird, Schiffors and
■\\albrodt, i>%; Tarrasch,' 5; Steiuitz and
Teichmann, 4»-2; Gunsbercr, Mason, J Pollock
and Schlechter, 4; Burn, 3»£; - Albin, ; Marco,
Janowski. Meises and Tingley, 3; Blackburn,
2; Veragni, 1. ■.->,•, .: . *■.-■■■ - -,'
Also Brat Western Champions.
XARRAGANBETT PIER, R. 1., Aug.
16.— Wrenn and Chace, after successfully'
defeating in the tournament Herrick and
Kerney, Fischer and Paret and Foote and
Howland, won this morning over C. R.
and 8. R. Neel, the Western tennis cham
pions, in four sets, 6—4, 6—3, o—s, 6—2.
JUST A JORIFTIXG MATCH.
The Czarina Won, However, on a Time
RYDE, Eng., Aug. 16.— The Britannia,
Ailsa, Hester, Corsair, Czarina and Caress,
forty-raters, and Niagara and Isolde,
twenty-raters, started to-day to race from
Ryde to the Isle of Wight, about forty
miles. After the Niagara had gone about
a mile she ran aground and abandoned the
race. When the other yachts reached the
south side of the island the wind died out
and they were compelled to put out an
chors to* keep the tide from carrying them
on the rocks. At 2 o'clock the Britannia
withdrew, but the other boats were still
' For several hours the yachts drifted in
the west channel, where they were again
becalmed. They finished as follows:
Ailsa, 2:47:00; Czarina, 2:52:03: Corsair,
3:04:10; Caress, 3:04:30; Isold (40-rater),
3:05:40; Isolde (20-rater) 3:15:00. The
Czarina wins on time allowance and the
Ailsa gets second prize. The Hester,
which was leading the Czarina, gave up
when cominp through Cowes Roads, and
the Czarina has thus won the prize two
years in succession. To-day, however, she
only won by 1 ruin. 35 sec. from the Isolde
On the Ball Field.
CLEVELAND, OHIO, Aug. 16.— Cincinnatis
2, 5, 4 ; Clevelands 5,9.2. Batteries— Foreman
and Vaughn, Cuppy and Zimmer. Umpire—
CHICAGO, 111., Aug. 16.— Pittsburgs 5, 11, 1 ;
Chicagos 2, 10, 5. Batteries— Hewitt and Mer
ritt, Terry and Dono'aue. Umpire— McDonald.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Aug. 16.— Baltimores
12,17, 2; Washlngtons 8, 11, 0. Batteries-
Hemming and Clark, Mercer and McGuire.
BROOKLYN, N. V., A tie. 16.— First game:
New Yorks 6, 5, 2; Brooklvns 4, 10, 2. Bat
teries—Clark and Wilson, Stein and Grim.
Umpire— Keefe. Second game: New Yorks 1,
4,2; Brooklyns 10, 9, 0. Batteries— Geiman
aud Wilson, Kennedy and Daily. Umpire—
PHILADELPHIA. Pa., An?. 16.-Bostons 7,
11, 2; Philadelphias 9, ID, 0. Batteries—
Nichols and Tenney, Carey and Grady. Um
pires—Hunt and Henderson.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Aug. 16.— Louisvilles 5, 13,
1 ; St. Louis 8, 11. 1. Batteries— lnks and War
ner, Breltnetein and Pitz. Umpire— Jevne.
CHILDREN'S DAY AT NAPA.
Two Thousand Little Tots Are
Admitted to the Race-
Great Amusement Furnished by
the Special Programme In
NAPA, Cat,., Aug. 16.— This was chil
dren's day, and the Napa Agricultural
Association threw open the gates and ad
mitted all school children free. Before 8
o'clock this morning the little ones began
to arrive, and by 10 o'clock, the time set
for the children's races, fully 2000 were in
attendance. It was with great difficulty
that the management kept the track clear,
as children of all ages were to be found
everywhere. One little girl who had
climbed upon the covering of the grand
stand fell through, but received only a bad
fright and an upset dinner basket.
The special Drogramme got up for
the children was very interesting. It be
gan with a quarter-mile bicycle race for
boys under 16. Swartz won, with Fleisch
man second. Time, :44^.
The second event was a pony race, one
eighth of a m>le, the riders to be boys un
der 16. John Carbona's steed won, George
The next race was a donkey race, one
eighth of a mile. The children seemed to
get more enjoyment out of this race than
anything else on the program me. There
were four entries. One of the donkeys
succeeded in going the eiehth in 1:15, and
another went under the wire about a min
ute later with a crowd of boys pushing him
The 100-yard footrace for boys under 17
was won by Levensaler, Van Auken sec
ond. Time, 13 seconds.
Fifteen little girls started in the 50-yard
dash for girls under 12, which was run in 9
Thirty-two started in the 50-yard dash
for boys under 12. Time, 7)4 seconds.
There was also a , 50-yard sack race for
boys and a quarter-mile dash for ponies
for special prizes. . George Emery won the
pony race. .Time, :28}4- " ! •
On account of the long programme the
horseraces began at 12:30 to day, and were
the most interesting of the week.
; The first ' event - this afternoon was a
special trot for a $300 purse. Robin won,
Hulda W second. , Time, 2:2s)*'— 2:285^—
2:23%. . *:
In the 2:25, pace for an $800 prize Che
halis, the black stallion : known as the
"Oregon Wonder," won easily in straight
heats, Pathmount second, Birdroe third,
AlGregor fourth. Javelin, Ruby M, Phe
nol, Senator and Resort also started.
In the 2:27 trot for $800 Columbus and
Maria P fought hard for first place, Colum
bus winning in the fifth heat, Maria P
second, Silver B third. Briarhill, Montana
(Long) and Kent also started. Time,
A special purse was given in the last
race. .Boodle won in straight heats. Ham
rock second, Hillsdale third, Irene Crocker
fourth. " •'.;'- ...
Hon. H. M. La Rue again acted .as
starter ana judge.
SANTA MONICA RACES.
Programme ;of Events in the Admission
. Day Series.
SANTA MONICA, Cxi,:, Auk. ; 16.—Ad
mission day will be celebrated here by a
series of races, to include the following
events: ■ . . ' .
The Miramar handicap, for_ponies 14 hands
I . Inch ! and under, * open. Top weight 150
pound?, $50 added, $2 50 entrance. . - ■'•
Three-quarters of a mile, ; Southern Pacific
stakes, for ponies '4 ■" years old and over, 14
hands 1 inch and under, open top weight j 150
pounds, weieht for Inches: maidens allowed
10 pounds, $ 50 added, $2 50 entrance.
Quarter of a mile and repeat, Santa Fe
hurdle race, for ponies 14 hand* 1: inch and
under, open; top weight 130 pounds; weight,
for inches: maiden • hurdlers w allowed \lO
pound.*; five to enter ami three to start or no
race; $50 added, s2so entrance.
One mile, over six nights of hurdles. Arcadia
polo pony race for polo ponies; maidens that
have played on five separate days during the
year 1895: open to the Burlingame, Riverside
and Southern California- Polo clubs; top
weight 150 pounds; weight for inches; $50
added, $2 50 entrance. - "' -
- Half a? mile, the Surf stakes, for. horses:
open; 10 pounds added to weight for age; $50
added, $2 50 entrance; ' five to enter, three to
I start. \ •■ " . : - ;~: ■: ■ ■"." . . '.■ "■ '■>. '■'■- ■< :- ■
One mile, the Visitors' stakes, for
Galloways 35! hands t and under; Galloways
to carry 175 pounds, ponies (14 hands 1 inch
and under) to carry 140 pounds; $50 added,
$2 50 entrance. .. - l
Buffalo* Big Hid.
NEW YORK, N. V., Aug. 16.— Buffalo
wants the Democratic National Conven
tion. The Erie members of the State con
vention wanted the Senate to indorse their
application yesterday, but that body sira-:
ply referred it to National Committeeman
William F. Sheehah. As he is a Buffalo
man the cause will not suffer.
Buffalo people have already pledged
$300,000 if one of the conventions is sent
there, $200,000 to be used to build a hall
capable of holding 25,000 people and the
balance to be used" for their entertainment.
Thu Lake City has railroads running to
ward every point of the compass and hotel
and telegraphic accommodations second to
no city in the country. Democrats who
suffered from the poor accommodations
offered by Chicago in 1892 are very favor
ably disposed toward Buffalo.
B Y FALSE PRETENSES.
Two Dishonest Officials
of Beatrice, Nebr.,
SOLD CITY WARRANTS,
But the Same Securities Had
Already Been Disposed Of
to Another Bank.
THEIR SCHEME SOON BETRAYED.
One of the Manipulators Was City
Clerk and the Other Water
BEATRICE, NfißK, Aug. 16.— Beatrice is
in a state of the wildest excitement to-day
occasioned by the arrest of the City Clerk,
J. T. Phillips, and the Water Commis
sioner, George Hawkins, upon a charge of
obtaining money under false pretenses.
The informatibn under which the arrest
was made was filed by W. P. Norcross,
president of the Farmers' and Merchants'
Bank, the warrant being issued by County
Judge Bourne after 2 o'clock this morning.
The facts, as nearly as they can be obr
tamed at this hour, are as follows:
Some time yesterday City Clerk Phillips
sold to the Farmers' and Merchants' Bank
city warrants amounting to nearly $1100,
discounting the same about 3 per cent.
Upon examining the warrants the presi
dent of the bank discovered that they were
in favor of parties who are in the habit of
holding these warrants until paid by the
city. By the use of the telephone he
learned that the parties to whom the war
rants were issued held warrants for the
exact amount of those purchased by the
In the meanwhile Phillips had taken the
certificate of deposit received in payment
for the warrants, and placed it to his ac
count at the Beatrice National Bank, and
upon its presentation to the Farmers' and
Merchants' payment was refused. It is
understood that Hawkins is implicated in
the matter through the fact that a part of
the warrants was drawn upon the water
fund, and Clerk Phillips claims that they
were furnished him by the Water Commis
sioner. Immediately upon their arrest
both parties furnished bonds of $500 each,
the same being signed by George W.
Phillips and Hawkins are still in charge
of their respective offices, the Mayor and
president of the City Council both being
out of the city. Both have been wired the
condition of affairs, and upon the return
ofjeither some action will be taken in rela
tion to the matter.
Gity Clerk Phillips is serving his third
term, having been elected each time upon
the Republican ticket. The Water Com
missioner is a Democrat, but has served in
his present capacity for several years, hav
ing recently been reappointed by the Re
publican Mayor, Mr. Drable. Both gentle
men have been held in high esteem, their
integrity never before having been ques
Later.— A meeting of the City Council
ha 3 been held and the offices of Water
Commissioner and City Clerk declared
vacant. The two officials have turned their
offices over to Councilman William Mor
rison until the appointment and confir
mation of new ones. Mayor Drable has
been reached by wire and will arrive this
THE RIVAL POLICE BOARDS.
Papers in a Celebrated Case Filed With
Nebraska's Supreme Court. .
LINCOLN, Neb., Aug. Papers in the
Omaha Fire and Police case were lodged
with the clerk of the Supreme Court this
afternoon. They are the petition of the
attorneys of the contestants and the answer
of the contestants. The papers of Bemis,
Brown and Deauer were brought down by
Brown. Judge McCulloch, as attorney for
Broatch, Vandervoort and Foster, was also
present with the answer ?of : his clients.
Broatch and Foiter were present in person.
■ The petition of the Attorney-General
gives the history of the passage of the bill
creating the new board and the contention
of the old board against its enforcement.
The defense of Bemis, Brown and Deaver
is put on the ground that Churchill and
Russell were not authorized to make ap
pointments without the co-operation of
the Governor. Their answer specifies that
the act is in conflict with the State consti
tion and section 1 of the fourteenth amend
ment to the constitution of the United
States. These papers are: filed with the
clerk, in conformity with the instructions
of the Judges of the Supreme Court. Chief
Justice : No. val said the court would meet
in special session and hear the case August
22, and that a decision might be expected
in a week or two thereafter. :
Strike of the Clothing-Makers.
NEW YORK, N. V., Aug. 16.— There is a
lnll in the excitement attending the cloth
ing-makers' strike to-day, and a better feel
ing seems to prevail on all sides. The
children's jacket makers report that all
contractors except five have signed an
agreement that all shops shall be opened
by next Monday. The executive commit
tee will meet this evening to declare the
strike off. The pants-makers report that
eighty -six contractors out of 200 have set
tled. They expect the strike will end Mon
day. The executive committee will remain
in session until Monday.
Death of a Veteran Telegrapher.
CHICAGO, 111., "Aue. 16.— J. de Witt
Congdon, late night manager at the main
office of the Western Union Telegraph
Company, and for twenty years chief
night operator there, died this morning.
He received a stroke of paralysis Thursday.
He was first lieutenant and aid-de-camo
to General Rosecrans during the civil war
and built the first telegraph line from
Chicago to the Pacific Coast.
Carlisle at Detroit.
DETROIT, Mich., Aug. 16.— The Gov
ernment lighthouse tender Amaranth,
with Secretary Carlisle on board, arrived
down from the upper lakes about 6 o'clock
this evening, and tied ud at the foot of
Joseph Campau avenue. Secretary Carlisle
absolutely refused to be interviewed on any
subject. He said, that he had given no in
terviews during his trip, and he would not
give one at this time.
Burned in a Log House.
MEMPHIS, Term.. Aug. 16.— Last night
near Arlington, Term., the log house of
Mrs. Carrie Harvell was destroyed by lire.
She and her two daughters were burned to
death and their bodies entirely consumed.
A son, who slept in the rear of the house,
escaped with his life. Foul play is sus
pected. The Sheriff has left for Arlington
For a A'etc Jievenue Cutter*
WASHINGTON, D. C, Aug. 16.— Plans
and specifications are being prepared in
the Revenue Marine division of the treas
ury for the construction of a new revenue
cutter for use on the Pacific Coast, for
which proposals will be advertised by
October 1. She will be 220 feet long, with
a draught of 15 feet. She will have en
gines of 2000 indicated hoTsepower and
will make between 17 and 18 knots an hour.
NOT PERFECT WEAPONS.
Experts of War Department ' Experi
ment With Heavy Si flea.
NEW YORK, N. V., Aug. 16.— com- ;
pany of " * the United States - Corps of
Enginees began target practice with ,the
new :Krag-Jorgensen rifle yesterday at
West Point. Nearly the entire army has
been equipped with this small caliber
repeating gun, and the reports of its work
in practical service have been so varied
that the War Department ordered a series
of carefully recorded target shoots at all the
leading posts. • •-" ;
The ordnance sharps of the army spent
several years testing various kinds of
rifles. They tired thousands of ? rounds to
test stability, filled the barrel with sand,
let it rust in water, used it for a crowbar
and did everything that the rawest recruit
could imagine. Then they handed the
Krag-Jorgensen over to the War Depart
ment, saying it was a perfect weapon.
But when the rifle got i.;to 'the hands of
the old cracker jacks of the array it devel
oped most unaccountable peculiarities.
From all the Western i posts came denun
ciations, and. protests. The old sharp
shooters thought they were losing their
steady hands. I . •
Men of the Engineer Corps are to go to
-West Point to test the rifle, one company
at a time. . Company A, under command
of Walter A. Fisk,with Lieutenants M. L.
Walker 'and J. M. Harden, left Willetts
Point to-day and were taken up the Hud
son on the Government steamer General
Meigs. . •■ ' ■•.
It pitched camp on the river flats near
old Fort Clinton, and early yesterday
morning the steady tiring commenced.
Careful observation. will be made of each
shot, and from the reports the needed cor
rections in the rifle, are expected to be
made. • .. ..
THROUGH AN OPEN SWITCH
A Passenger Train Ran Into a
Car Loaded With Carboys
Two Boys Killed and Several Others
Were Badly Bruised and
AURORA, 111., Aug. 16.— A passenger
train on the Northwestern ran through an
open switch hers this evening and crashed
into a car loaded with carboys of acid.
The powerful fluid was scattered in every
direction and added deadly work to that
done by the collision.
The following were killed: Thomas
Rosh, Aurora, 15 years old, outright;
Charles Chilvets, Aurora, skull crushed,
The injured : Frederick Robinson, Au
rora, badly burned by acid ; Arthur Rob
inson, Aurora, frightfully burned; Mrs.
Nancy Smith, Chicago, nose broken; Con
ductor Carlson, Aurora, back injured ;
Brakeman William Farrell, Aurora, back
injured and cut about head; J. Munch,
Aurora, burned about body.
The accident occurred in the Aurora
yards one mile from the depot. Seven
boya were playine: on the car when the
train at full speed swung on to the siding.
There was no chance to escape, and two of
them met death while the others were
more or less burned. The engineer applied
the air as soon as he saw the train take the
siding, but the momentum was too great
and the engine struck the car with great
force. Tho strong engine was badly dam
aged and to its deadly work was added
steam, as the collision had caused the cyl
inder-head to blow out. An ambulance
was hastily summoned and the dead and
injured removed to the home of their rela
tives. It is feared that those injured by
the shock and burned by the acid will not
recover, but the exact nature and extent of
their injuries will not be known until to
morrow. All the passengers were badly
shaken up by the accident and Mrs. Smith,
who is 84 years of age, is suffering from
nervous prostration to-night. The en
gineer and fireman, who stuck to their
posts, miraculously escaped injurj'. A
switching crew had been operating on the
track an hour before the passenger train
came along and left the switch unlocked.
VAST BUT VISIONARY.
Organization of a Company to Get a Jtirh
SPRINGFIELD. Ohio, Aug. 16.— Ex-
Mayor James Johnson Jr., attorney, left
yesterday for London, England, as the
agent of the Baldridge Investigating Com
pany, which waß incorporated six months
ago at Columbus.
There are stockholders in nearly every
principal city of the Union. The com
pany is organized to try to secure the
vast Holmes estate in Great Britain. It is
worth $400,000,000 and is the largest
unclaimed estate in the world.
The fortane was left by Captain Holmes,
an East Indian trader, and his wife.
About tifty years ago an attempt was made
to secure the fortune, but was abandoned,
owing to the death of the leading worker.
Some investigation his alreaay been
made by Johnson, who is an ex
pert, and who secured more than
1300.000 in Ireland three years ago for
James Wood, a poor carpenter of this city.
Among the heirs are James Nimrod of
New York City; John Baldridge, bank
cashier, of Cincinnati; Dr. Alexander
Holmes Shaw of St. Louis, Mrs. W. C.
Hume of Louisville, Ky., John R. Dilla
hunt of Nashville, Oliver Benton of Kansas
City, and 300 others.
Threatened by Fire.
ERIE, Pa., Aug. 16.— A telephone mes
sage from Seagertown, Crawford County,
received at midnight.said that the planing
mill owned by J. Kearns was on fire and
that the whole town was threatened.
Meadville has been appealed to for aid.
The fire was checked before the arrival
of the Meadville department. The total
loss will not exceed $10,000.
Died from I'ellvuy Fever.
QUARANTINE, S. 1., Aug. 16.— Burt E.
Hyde, who was transferred from Hoffman
toSwineburne Island on Tuesday after
noon last, suffering from yellow fever, died
shortly after 3 o'clock this afternoon.
Hyde arrived from Havana per the Ward
line steamer Seneca August 12.
Rebel Mexican Indian*.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Aug. 16.— A special
from the City of Mexico says information
has been received from Yucatan to the
effect that 500 rebel Indians, well armed
with Remington rifles, left Bacalar with
the evident intention of making an inva
sion into the country occupied by settlers
near the southern borders of Mexico.
Stoned the Chilean Consulate.
NEW YORK, N. V., Aug. 16. -The Her
aid's dispatch from Valparaiso, Chile, suys:
"Great excitement prevails here owinp to
news just received from Orura, in the inte
rior of Bolivia. In that place a mob, it is
reported, to-day stoned the Chilean consu
late and fired upon the occupants."
NOT RECOGNIZED YET.
Envoys From Cuba Will
Wait for Some Vj
Time .;. ~ '
BEFORE BEING RECEIVED.;
Insurgents Must First Attain
: the Rights Accorded Bel
:i ligerents. '
VOLUNTEERS WEHE BLOWN UP.
Dynamite Placed on a Bridge and
a Train With Soldiers Scattered
•■' Into Fragments.
WASHINGTON, D. C. Aug. 16.— The
appointment of Dr. Joaquin Castillo as
Cuban Commissioner to the United States
to secure recognition by this Government
of Cuban independence is a matter in too
embryotic a state of action for any decision
as to policy.
Acting Secretary Adee declined to dis
cuss it or anything with reference to it.
It has been customary to consider each
case of a similar character according to the
circumstances involved. The nearest ap
proach to the Cuban situation was that of
the Commissioners sent by the Chilean
revolutionists to Washington durine the
pendence of the successful revolution in
that country during General Harrison's
administration. The United States Gov
ernment refused to receive the Commis
sioners formally or informally until the
revolutionists were recognized as belliger
ents, when they were accorded official
recognition as agents.
Consul-General Williams has informed
the State Department that the General
Government has issued a circular to the
principal Governors of the island of Cuba
prohibiting the hoisting of any foreign flag
on private buildings, commercial establish
ments and theaters without provided au»
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Aug. 16.— The
rumored statement from Cuba that Mar
tinez Campos, the Spanish Governor-
General, has offered Mirabal, a bandit now
with the insurgents, $50,000 and a pa»3
from the islands if he will kill Maximo
Goinez, one of the insurgent leaders, was
denied to-day by Jose Conicost. the Span
ish Consul in this city. The same respect
is shown to Cubans in their right, the
Consul said, that would be accorded any
nation with which Spain might be at w«r.
Touching on the report, of the resignation
of Campos, the Consul said: "The report
ia not true. He was not sent there on a
pleasure trip, but to fight and uphold the
Government, and he will do his duty."
NEW YORK, N. V., Aug. 16.— A Tampa
(Fla.) special to the Herald says: The
steamer Mascotte arrived here from Cuba
last night, bringing news of the destruc
tion of a train bearing the light soldiers
and engineers of Havana and the volun
teers of Jesus del Monte Sunday. The in-4
surgents placed dynamite on the rails at
Bolandron bridge. The entire train was
destroyed and only a few volunteers es
A Washington specfal says: The ocean
tug Restless sailed from Mobile, Ala.,
Tuesday evening with munitions of war
for Cuba. This was not considered an
"expedition," but as simply a shipment of
arms and ammunition. The war mate
rials were purchased wholly bj Southern
contributions. The Restless had no diffi
culty in making a safe departure from
Mobile. She was chartered by three well
known Cubans, ostensibly to take a party
on a fishing trip in Southern waters. Out
siders never dreamed she was to have any
connection with the revolution. The tug is
to transfer her cargo of arms to a vessel she
will meet in the gulf.
MADRID, Spaix, Aug. 16.— The Arch
bishop of Damascus, in an address at Vic
toria to-day to tlie Spanish troops who are
about to depart to re-enforce the army in
Cuba, declared that tho Pope, like a new
Moses, had raised his hands toward heaven
and was praying that the angel of victory
might accompany the Spanish army.
DEFEAT OF SARASTI.
The Quito General Womted by the Army
NEW YORK, N. V., Aug. 17.-A special
to the Times from Panama says:
General Eioy Alfaro passionately ad
dresses the New York Timos from Rio
Bamba, Ecuador, in contirmation of the
reports of the complete success of his army
over that of the Quito general, Sarasti.
General Sarasti's forces numbered about
2500 men. Only a part of the patriotic reg
ular army was engaged in the battle
against them. There were COO troops that
left Quito to re-enforce Sarnsti at Rio
Bamba, and they disbanded at Machachi,
a diocesan canton of Quito.
Cuenca is besieged by 1200 patriots under
Colonel Serrano and an important encoun
ter is expected to occur shortly.
The number of men killed and wounded
in the last battle was over fiOO. An upris
ing against the Quito Government at Am-
bato and Lata Cunga is reported. 'J
For Pacific Coast Telegrams see
Pages 4 and 5.
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