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Pleads With Oom Paul for
Leniency to Captive
THE BOER IS GENEROUS.
Announces That a Settlement
Will Be Reached With
END OF THE MATABELE WAR,
Natives Give Up the Struggle Against
the Conquerors of their
LONDON. Exc, May 7.— The Telegraph
will to-morrow print a dispatch from Pre
toria, capital of the Transvaal, saying that
the wife ot John Hays Hammond, the
American member oi the Johannesburg
Reform Committee, who was sentenced to
death, has bed a long and touching inter
view with President Kruger, with whom
she pleaded the cause of her husband and
the other convicted prisoners. President
Kruger promised that he would consider
all the arguments that Mrs. Hammond
had submitted, and said he hoped the mat
ter would be settled by the end of the
The outlook now seems to be most hope
ful. The prisoners, with a few exceptions,
have signed detailed statements relative to
The dispatch adds that JonkherrFcbaek,
chairman of the First Volksraad, has re
ceived a communication from Sir Hercules
Robinson, British High Commissioner in
South Africa, to the effect that Earl Grey,
administrator of the British^outh Africa
Company, believes the Matabele rebellion
to be broken, and had, therefore, requested
him (Sir Hercules) not to send imperial
troops to Buluwayo, and so increase the
difficulty of placing supplies there. Bir
Hercules added that the British troops,
numbering 700, would, therefore, remain
at Mafeking, on the Transvaal frontier,
pending receipt of further orders.
In the House of Commons to-day Sir
Ellis Asbmead Bartlett (Conservative)
asked if it were true, as alleged, that Cecil
Rhodes had placed himself in the hands of
the Government and offered to return to
England and meet the charges which had
been made against him of having insti
gated the raid of Dr. Jameson into the
Mr. Chamberlain. Colonial Secretary, re
plied: "I have not addressed nor have 1
received from Mr. Rhodes any communi
cation whatever since he left this coun
The Daily News will to-morrow say that
the solicitor of the South African Com
pany and Cecil Rhodes in London tele
graphed on Monday last to Mr. Rhodes,
who is now in Gwelo en route to Buluwayo,
informing him of the excitement caused
by tbe publication of the cipher telegrams
captured by the Boers at the time of Dr.
Jameson's raid into the Transvaal, in which
it is claimed that Mr. Rhodes and other
officials of the company were concerned in
the conspiracy to overthrow the Transvaal
Government. The solicitor added:
"In view of the altered situation in
Rhodesia the directors of the company
hesitate to accept your resignation. What
is your view?"
On Wednesday Mr. Rhodes replied:
"Let the resignation wait; we fight the
According to the Daily News the direc
tors met on Thursday and decided to de
fer their acceptance of Mr. Rhodes' resig
nation. Previous to arriving at this deci
sion the directors conferred with Mr.
Chamberlain, the Colonial Secretary, who
declined to advise them as to the course
they should pursue, but who, in view of
the debate on South African affairs that
will take place in the House of Common*
on Friday, desires to be furnished with a
definite statement by the directors of the
decision they finally arrived at.
The resignations of Messrs. Rhodes, Beit
and Harris as officers of the company were
tendered to the directors on Monday night.
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horse-stealing and for other charges of
larceny. At that time officials of the
Fidelity Mutual Life Association of Phila
delphia were hot on Holmes' trail for de
frauding the concern out of $10,000 in con
nection with Pietzel's death, TEe latter be
ing insured for that amount, and as the
accused believed horse-stealing to be a
high crime in Texas be voluntarily con
fessed to Deputy Superintendent Hanscom
to the insurance fraud. He did not for a
moment dream that ne was then suspected
of the murder of Pietzel and he came to
Philadelphia without requisition papers.
He expressed a willingness to be tried here
on the conspiracy charge in preference to
that of horse-stealing at Fort Worth. Be
fore leaving Boston Holmes made this
"confession" to Mr. Hanscom:
"When I concluded it was time to carry
out our scheme to defraud tbe insurance
company, I secured a 'stiff' in New York
and shipped it in a trunk to Philadelphia.
I turned the check for the trunk over to
Pietzel on the Sunday nearest the Ist of
September. 1 instructed him bow.to pre
pare the body and in three hours we were
en our way to New York. Ten days after
the payment of the money I saw Pietzel
in Cincinnati. I took the three children
to that city, where the father Baw them.
Pietzel agreed to go South and he took
one child, Howard. I took tbe two eirls
to Chicago because I had business there.
We all met again in Detroit. Pietzel took
the children and went to South America.
During all this time Mrs.«Pietzel knew her
husband was alive, but she did not know
he had the children. If she was aware of
that she would insist that the crooked
business be wound up right away. In
order to keep Mrs. Pietzel away from her
husband I had to tell her he was here and
there, traveling from one city to another."
This was the first of a number of alleged
admissions that Holmes subsequently
made. In fact he acquired a penchant for
making "confessions" that surprised the
The insurance officials had good ground
for believing Holmes had murdered Piet
zel and the three children, so when the
prisoner arrived in Philadelphia he was
urged to make another "confession." And
he did so without any hesitation, but it
varied somewhat from the one made in
Boston. It graphically narrated how the
body was substituted for Pietzel iti the
Callowhill-street house and its identifica
tion by Alice Pi?tzel as that of her father
a week afterward. Holmes also related
how the money was received from the in
surance company and its subsequent di
vision between Mrs. Peitzel, Jephtha D.
Howe, the St. Louis lawyer, and himself.
It was in this "confession" that Holmes
accused Howe of receiving $2500 for his
share in the transaction.
Howe was indicted for conspiracy, but
recently the case against him was dropped.
Soon after Holmes was brought to Phil
adelphia Detective Geyer visited him in
the County Prison in relation to the find
ing of the body at 1316 Callowhill streetlon
September 4, 1894. After an hour's con
versation with the wily Holmes the de
tective emerged from the prison with a
"confession," in which the accused said
the body was not that of Pietzel. but was
one substituted to defraud the insurance
A week later Holmes honored Geyer
with another "confession." "Mr. Geyer,"
he said, "that story I told you about the
substituted body is not true. It is the
body of Benjamin F. Pietzel, but I did not
murder him or his children. On Sunday
morning, September 2, I found Pietzel
dead in the third story of the Callowhill
street house. 1 found a note in a bottle,
telling me that he was tired of life and
had finally decided to commit suicide. He
requested me to look after tbe insurance
money and take care of his wife and
family. I then fixed up the body in the
position it was found. These children
you speak of are all right. They are with
Minnie Williams in London. I gave
Howard to Minnie Williams in Detroit
and I sent Alice and Nellie to her from
Toronto. They met Miss Williams in
Niagara Falls, and sailed for Europe from
Between this time and his trial for con
spiracy to defraud the insurance com
pany, to which he pleaded guilty, Holmes
made many other "confessions," but they
differed very little from those already
given. Each time he pretended to tell the
truth, but he suddenly avoided doing so.
Nobody believed what Holmes said about
Pietzel, and he would not say anything
about ths children, except that they were
In his many interviews with District At
torney Graham, Holmes persisted that the
three missing Pietzel children were with
Minnie Williams in London. He even per
suaded Mr. Graham to have an advertise
ment in the shape of a cipher puzzle in
serted in a New York paper for the pur
pose of bringing Minnie Williams and the
three little Pietzels back from Europe.
The District Attorney placed little faith in
what Holmes had told him, but the "ad"
was published as a eort of last and hope
less effort. When the bodies of Nellie and
Alice Pietzel were unearthed in Toronto,
Holmes denied having killed them. When
Howard's charred remains were located in
a superannuated stove in Irvington, Ind.,
Holmes calmly denied any knowledge of
the lad's death. When the murders of
Minnie Williams and her sister were dis
covered, Holmes said Minnie killed Nanny
in a jealous frenzy and he buried the body
in Lake Michigan. He vigorously denied
having put Minnie to death so as to secure
her property. The disappearance of Emily
Cygrand was traced to Holmes, but the
criminal said he knew nothing of the
girl's fate. The partially consumed bones
that were found in the Chicago "castle"
are known to be those of some of Holmes'
victims. About the last time that Holmes
was taken to the District Attorney's office
to "confess," Mr. Graham lost patience
with him. Holmes gave a repetition of
his picturesque falsehoods. He actually
gave the District Attorney a veritable
"jolly" about the Peitzel family and Min
nie Williams being still alive. The scene
that ensued was extremely dramatic. Mr.
"Holmes, you are an infernal, lying mur
derer. I will hang you in Philadelphia for
the murder of Benjamin Pietzel."
Holmes' nerve was still with him and he
said: "I defy you. You have no evidence
to prove me guilty."
Mr. Graham looked with disgust and de
termination at Holmes and said: '"You
will surely hang in Philadelphia for mur-
I dering Benjamin Pietze!."
The trial and conviction followed. The
District Attorney endeavored to prove
during the trial through Detective Geyer,
that Holmes also killed tbe Pietzel chil
dren, but Judge Arnold, before whom the
case was tried, declared this to be irrele
vant. Geyer had unearthed the murder ot
the children after a prolonged investiga
tion, and the commonwealth was prepared
to prove that Holmes also committed
Holmes embraced the Catholic faith
when it became evident to him that he
must bans, and Rev. Fasher Dailey min
istered to his spiritual wants. Through
out his trial and subsequent imprison
ment Holmes maintained a nonchalauce
that was remarkable.
Oklahoma Courts J-.rperience Difficulty
in Enforcing the Law.
OKLAHOMA CITY, 0. T., May 7.— The
Oklahoma courts have struck a puzzler in
the Indian custom relating to plural mar
riaees. The law of Oklahoma is very severe
on polygamists, and Indians on reserva
tions are not exempt from its operation.
The Kickapoos t aye an average of five
Bquaws each. The Cheyennes and Arapa
hoes are nearly all polygamists. as are the
Kiowas and Apaches, Comanches and
It is stated that the courts have decided
to take action in the matter at once unless
polygamous practices cease. Captain
Woodson of Anadarnaka agency has issued
orders commanding Indians of his agency
having several wives to at once decide on
the wife wanted and give up the others,
and no little uneasiness has resulted in all
the polygamous tribes, as it is claimed by
the Indians that one squaw cannot raise
corn to snpport an ex-warrior in becoming
A FANCESEIN RISORACE,
p rivet Frank T. Walter to Take His
Own Life. '■' ' ' r
LINCOLN, Nebr., May^7.— Frank T. Wal
ter, a young money-loaner of Lincoln, sne
cessful in business and ]of some promi
nence in society, committed suicide this
morning by throwing himself in front 6 a
Rock Island train. The body was literally
ground to pieces.
; Walter's father was last month the de
fendant in a sensational divorce suit
brought by his second wife. The elder
Walter is wealthy and the family name
name had heretofore been unsullied. When
young Walter and his bister, to whom he
was much attached, were dragged into the
case the youuc; man brooded deeply over
the fancied disgrace. ,. He began drinking
heavily, and last Tuesday tried to end
his ; life "by inhaling gas, ' but was pre
vented. To-day '• he '■ made ■ a < second and
successful attempt in the manner stated.
He was unmarried.
THE SAN FRAXCISCO CALL, FRIDAY, MAY 8, 1836.
Awful Tragedy on the
Lighted Streets of
A MERCHANT MURDERED
The Armed Robbers Attempt to
Plunder His Dry-Goods
CASHIER PAINFULLY WOUNDED
A Panic Ensues and the H'ghwaymen
Use Their Weapons Freely Before
Making Their Escape.
CHICAGO, 111., May 7.— At 9 o'clock
to-night, while the streets were crowded,
George J. Marshall, proprietor of a large
dry-goods store at 376 to 382 West Madi
son street, was shot and instantly killed
in front of his place of business while pur
suing three highwaymen who had just at
tempted to rob the store. His cashier had
Hist been shot through the hand while
behind her desk. A large number of shots
were fired on the streets and two persons
passing were seriously injured. It was
the most daring attempt at holding up a
cashier yet attempted in Chicago.
The wounded were: Miss Mattie Gar
retson, shot in the hand; Miss Kittie
Hynes, shot through both legs while pass
ing the scene on a cable-car; A. 8. Bagg,
shot in right leg while trying to head off
one of the robbers.
Shortly before 9 o'clock a man appar
ently about 50 years old entered the store
of George J. Marshall and asked what
time the store would close. On being in
formed that 9 o'clock was the closing hour
he departed. Promptly at 9 o'clock the
man returned with two companions. Two'
of the men came inside of the store, while
the third stood guard at the door. Each
man was armed with two revolvers. The
two men who went into the store immedi
ately approached Miss Garretson at the
cashier's desk and leveling their revolvers
at her, ordered her to open the cash
drawer. The young lady refused and clos
ing the drawer, turned the combination.
One of the robbers shot her in the hand,
but not quick enough to prevent the
drawer from beine locked. Mr. Marshall
being in the store at the time hurried to
the cashier's desk and the robbers ran out,
pursued by him. When on the sidewalk
the three desperadoes fired two shots each
at the proprietor, and then firing to scat
ter the crowd, started away on the run.
Marshall was hit by two balls — one in the
temple and the other in the left breast.
He died instantly.
Just at the time the tragedy occured a
West Madison cable train passed, and two
bullets went through one of the open cars.
One of them passed through both legs of
Miss Kiltie Hynes, a passenger. A gene
ral panic followed, and in the effort of the
passengers to get off and away from
danger many were badly bruised and
Two of the highwaymen ran east on
Madison street and the other went west.
The two running east had gone about a
block when they were ordered to halt by
A. S. Bagg, who happened to be passing at
the time. Bagg was immediately shot and
fell, while the fleeing men went on their
way unmolested. Thirty minutes after
the shooting occurred the Chief of Police
personally appeared at the place of the
murder with a large force of detectives.
He has descriptions of the men from over
a dozen witnesses, who can positively
identify them. He believes he knows who
the robbers are and that he can capture
No customers were in the Marshall store
to-night at the time of the tragedy, but a
number of girls were behind the counters.
All were badly frightened.
AMERICAN CITIZEN KILLED
By the Spanish Soldiers Under
Command of General
The Intelligence Has Come to This
Country in a Letter to Thomas
NEW YORK, N. V., May 7. -The fol
lowing letter from the Cuban insurgents
encampment of Maguayaras, dated April
16, has been received by Thomas Estrada
"I have been operating within this seo
tion during the last two months, and I am
satisfied of the success I have attained,
although the Spaniards have given me few
opportunities to meet them.
"They boast, however, that they are
always after us, but that we avoid fight
ing, but I assure you that such is not the
case. They hardly venture out, and when
they do they are very careful to remain
within a short distance of a fortified
"But if they are unwilling to meet our
soldiers, they are very active in commit
ting all sorts of outrages against the coun
try people they come across. Scarcely
any one is left alive, for they proceed on
the theory that every Cuban is a rebel, no
matter what bis attitude may have been.
"Among the atrocities lately committed
by the Spaniards I will describe the follow
ing. They are a fair sample of the worn
they are doing: The column commanded
by General Luque on April 11, while pass
ing Maguarayas, fired a bouse where Nar
ciso Lopez, an American citizen, was
breekfasting. They made him prisoner,
took him to tbe roadway, shot him and
left the corpse unburied.
"The small column commanded by Lazo,
April 14, while passing Santo Domingo,
seized eighteen peaceable citizens and shot
them aIL The official report says that
they had an encounter with Cuban forcee,
which they routed, killing them.
"A day hardly passes without atrocities
of the kind stated, and were I to attempt
to give you an account of those which
have come to my knowledge within the
last three weeks I would have to fill many
pages. But how mistaken are the Span
ish if they suppose that such misdeeds
will break the spirit of our people, for the
reverse is the invariable result. lam your
"Mariano Torres, Brigadier-General."
Auhrey Beard* ley Is Convalescent.
LONDON, Esq., May 7.— Aubrey Beards-
ley, the English artist, who was reported
very ill in Brussels, has recovered and has
resumed workjin London.
SLAIN BY SFAX FANATICS.
Missionary Leach, His Wife and Son Are
Brutally Murdered by Natives
NEW YORK, N. V.. May 7.— A special
cable dispatch to the Herald from Tunis
says: Information with regard to a hor
rible murder at Sfax has just been received
It was a triple murder, Dr. Leach, an
Anglican Protestant missionary, bis wife
and his infant son being the victims. The
crime was discovered Wednesday. Dr.
Leach's little son, who was only eighteen
months old, was found in his cradle with
his throat cut.
The motive of this horrible crime ap
pears to have been vengeance, for the gold
and silver jewels of the victims have been
Great consternation prevails at Sfax.
The judicial authorities have informed
the procurator of the republic, and juge
d 'instruction at Sousse, who arrived at
Sfax yesterday. Three natives have been
CARDINAL GALIMEERS DEAD.
Succumb* to Throat Trouble at the Age of
7 BERLIN, Germany, May 7.— Cardinal
Luigi Galimberti, titular Archbishop of
Nice, and formerly papal nuncio at Vienna,
died at Suchtein, near Dusseldorf, to-day
from throat trouble. He was born in
Rome in 1836, and created a Cardinal in
WOMEN PARTIALLY WIN,
Take Their Seats in the M. E.
Conference Under Certain
Compromise Report of the Committee
on Eligibility Is Unanimously
CLEVELAND. Ohio, May B.— Bishop
Foss presided at to-day's session of the
Methodist General Conference. Dr. A. J.
Kynett presented the report of the com
mittee on eligibility, which provided for a
i compromise of the woman question. The
proposition was in substance to allow the
women delegates to keep their seats, on
the understanding that it should not es
tablish a precedent, and then to re-submit
to the annual conference during the next
four years the same constitutions! amend
ment or one similar to that, which lately
barely failed of adoption by the three
The report further provides that the
action of this general conference should
without any prejudice to the rights of any
w omen delegates to any future general
conference under the constitution, as such
g eneral conference may construe or in
Rev. Mr. Warren of New England pre
sented a substitute for the report of the
committee on elieibtliry. Itprovided that
women duly qualified may be chosen as
lay del egates by an electoral conference,
the male members of which, without de
bate, by a majority report, declare that
women are eligible, provided that in no
case mo re than half of the delegation or
reserve delegation shall be women. The
substitute further d eclared that the con
ference deemed it "unwise under the cir
cumstances to interfere in any way with
the status of the women who have been
elected in good faith by their constltu- '
The full report was adopted by an
almost unanimous vote. The announce
ment of the vote was greeted with pro
READY TO BE VOTED ON,
Santa Monica Appropriation Will
Be Reported in the Senate
California Statesmen Will Do Their
Best to Defeat Huntington's
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 7.— The
Santa Monica appropriation will be re
ported in the Senate to-morrow. W. C.
Patterson, president of the Chamber of
Commerce of Los Angeles, referring to the
bitter fight in the Senate said to-day:
"C. P. Huntincrton has succeeded in pro
ouring from the Committee on Rivers and
Harbors in the House and the Committee
on Commerce in the Senate recommenda
tions for an appropriation for a harbor at
Santa Monica, although the people in the
vicinity, the Congressmen from that dis
trict, both Senators from California, and
eight of the most distinguished United
States engineers have recommended and
preferred San Pedro. This is a remark
able instance of the power of one wealthy
and unscrupulous man over the American
"The people of California and of the
whole country should carefully scan each
vote when the measure is put upon its
passage. Fot the sake of the goou name
of our people, it is sincerely hoped that a
smaller number will bo found to wear
Huntington's yoke than he is disposed to
claim. T ere has in the history of this
country been no such outrageous effort than
this to subvert the will of the people, to
override justice and to plunder the United
States treasury for the benefit of a private
corporation. The people of the Pacific
Slope, irrespective of party, are thoroughly
aroused over this attempt to destroy their
commercial interests, aud to hand them
over, bound hand and foot, to the tender
mercies of a grasping monopoly. The in
dignation is acute and widespread. Our
people leel that they are about to be
greatly wronged, and there is no uncertain
sound about the earnestness and meaning
of their protest."
The adoption of the resolution by the
California Republican State Convention
condemning the Pacific railroad funding
bill is gratifying to the California Congres
sional delegation, except, perhaps, John
son. They regard this action of the State
Convention as a suitable answer to the
statement of Mr. Huntington that the
delegation in Congress did not represent
the public sentiment of their State when
they opposed the plan of the Pacific rail
road people. Senator Perkins of California
said that he thought the declaration of the
Republican State Convention against the
funding bill was a fair impression of the
sentiment of the people of California on
Condition, of the Treasury.
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 7. — The
treasnry gold reserve at the close of busi
ness to-day stood at $119,084,124. The
withdrawals amounted to $96,000.
Backed Off the Boards and
Then Beaten at Shef
TRACK RECORDS BROKEN
Fred Barr and Cleophus Take
Louisville Races in Fast
TALENT WINS AT AQUEDUCT.
Four Favorites and a Well-Played Sec
ond Choice First Under
CHICAGO, 111., May 7.— California at
Sheffield to-day was tbe hottest thing that
ever faced a starter at any of the Indiana
tracks. From 2 to Ihe went to Ito4 in a
flash, and the books refused to take a cent
on him at that price. Outgo, at 5 to 1,
however, beat him out by a length. The
best finish of the meetintr came up in the
fourth race when Fusileer, Anna Mayes,
Dick Behan and Gomer crossed the line
heads apart. May Fern was the only win
Six furlongs, Little Sadie won, Connemara
second, Kosa May third. Time, 1:15^.
Four furlongs, Easter Eve wou, Clematis sec
ond, Devoir third. Time, :bQ%.
Six furlongs, Outgo won, California second,
Glenold third. Time, 1 :!&
Six and a half furlongs, Fusileer ■won, Anna
Mayes second, Dick Behan third. Time 1:21^.
Six furlongs. May Fern won, Marden Pet sec
ond, Hazel Hatch third. Time, 1:1;%
Mile, John llickey won, Mandolina second,
Pat Molloy Jr. third. Time, 1:44J/ 2 .
LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 7.— The second
day of the Louisville meeting was princi
pally remarkable on account of the break
ing of two track records— Fred, Barr going
six and a half furlongs in 1:21%, a quarter
of a second better than the record, and
Cleopbus setting the mark for a half-mile
at 48 flat. There was a splendid attend
ance, track fast and betting heavy. Three
favorites and two outsiders were the win
ners, and the books quit loser on the day.
- Five furlongs, Suisun won, Banquo II sec
ond, Fannie third. Time, 1:03.
Thirteen -sixteenths of a mile, Fred Barr
won. Zanone second, Irish Lady third. Time,
Six furlongs, Probasco won, Joe Thayer sec
ond, Koko third. Time, 1 :16»^.
Debutante stakes, half a mile, Cleophus won,
Eugenia .Wick* seconds, Ethel Lee third.
Six furlongs, Harry Shannon won, Trilby
second, Gooding third. Time, I :ls*£.
AQUEDUCT RACETRACK, L. 1., May
7. — The weather was just right here to-day
for racing purposes, and a large crowd
was present to witness the sport. ; The
talent played in clover, four favorites and
one well-backed second choice passing un
der the wire in the lead.
Seven furlongs. Mirage won, Kinglet second.
Kallirohe third. Time, 1:27.
. One mile, Bessie Browning won, 'Whippany
second, Tomoka third. Time, l'A6*£. -
Half mile, Joe Hay man won, Her - Own sec
ond, Young Harry third. Time. :50. :
. One and one-sixteenth miles, Mary Hall won,
Chugnut second, Rosedale third. Time, 1:50*4.
: Half mile, Favo won, Brighton second, Katie
W third. Time, :50}j'. ... • .
BASEBALL IN THE EAST.
Many One-Sided Games and- Few Bril,
CINCINNATI, Ohio, May 7.— The Reds
lost to-day's game with the Champions
through loose fielding and Dwyer's wild
nass. Fisher, who relieved him in the
fourth inning, pitched good ball. Miller's
two errors were responsible for two of Bal
timore's runs. Attendance 3500. Score :
Cincinnati*.... 001 (I 0000 0— 17 4
Baltimore* 10400001*— 6 10 0
Batteries— Dwyer, Fisher and Fietx; HcMahon
and Robinson. Umpire— Emslle.
CLEVELAND, Ohio, May 7.— Payne,
Brooklyn's left-handed pitcher, was effec
tive against Cleveland to-day until the
sixth inning, when the home team fell on
to his delivery and pounded out a victory.
Attendance, 1000. Score:
Cleveland*. 1020 05 0 2 *— 10 16 2
Brooklyn* 100210000— 4 lv 2
Batteries— Wallace and Zimmer: Payne and j
Burrell. Umpire— Hurst.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 7.— The less i
said about to-day's game the better. The j
fielding of the home team was as ba i as
that of the visitors was good. Attendance,
Looiavillea. .000000010— 1 610
BostODS. 243 11213*— 17 16 0
Batteries— McDermott and Warner and Dexter;
Nichols and (Jancel. Umpire — Sheridan.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., May 7.— A combination
of weak hittine, «=tupid base-running and
errors by the New Yorks enabled the
Browns to win. Coolcy and Douglas were
injured, and retired from the game. Score:
St. Lonia 12000002*— 5 8 1
NewYorka.... OOOOOOOOS— 3 6 S
Batteries— Douglas, Hart and McFarland ; Meekln
aad Farrell. Umpire— Keefe.
CHICAGO, 111., May 7.— The home
team was given its worst defeat of the sea
son by the Phillies to-day. Friend was
put in the box, and hit hard at all times
after tne second inninz. Orth was in fine
form, and held the locals safe all the way
through. There were few fielding features,
and the game was slow on account of its
Chicago*. ~ 000211100—5 7 6
Philadelphia 002350130-14 14 *
Batteries— Friend and Kittridge; Orth and Cle
ment*. Umpire — Weidman.
PITTSBURG. Pa., May 7.— Pittsburg
won from Washington to-day with ease,
Killen pitching good enough ball to de
feat any team in the league. He only al
lowed three hits, and of these two were
scratches. Donovan's batting and base
running were superb. Attendance, 1800.
Pittsburgh 211112040—12 15 2
Washinuio-js 000002000— 2 8 6
Batteries— Killen and Kngden; McJames and
ilcAuiey. Umpire — lynch.
Wheelmen Contest lief ore Visitor* to the
: HEALDSBUBG, Cal., , May 7.— A very
pretty mile race was trotted at the race
track this afternoon between John Gunn's
three-year-old gelding Fernol and W. G.
White's mare Chippie. The first heat was
won by J^ernol in 3, minutes, and the sec
ond by Fernoi in 2:58.'
The bicycle races commenced on the
track east of town at 3 o'clock p. m. A
large crowd assembled, and numerous
conveyances ran continuously between
the grounds ana the main portion of town.
A band played enlivening airs while the
champions were disputing for supremacy.
The track was in excellent condition.
- One mile novice— Entries: J. B. McCutcheon,
H. W. ; W. l*itch, C. C. W. ; L.H.Stewart,
H. W.; E. R. Allen, P. W. ; John Plunkett,
S.R. W.; T. B. McGimpsey, Un.; Charles Rick
ctts, TJd. Won by Leitca in 2:4($ 2-5; Plunkett
second, Allen third. . . v .
One : mile, county amateur, winners of first
iwo ■ heats to compete for final prizes— First
heat— Entries: J. C. Williamson, S. R. W. ; Ben
Noonan, S. R. W. ; C. A. Armstrong; S. R. W. ;
George , Felix. S. R. W. ; J. ;C. Near, 8. R. W.
Won Dy Noonan In 2:52 2-5; Williamson ; sec*
ond, Near third. ,
Second heat— Entries: E. R. Allen, F. W. ;
O". A. Kirk, P. W.; C. E. Botd, H. W.; C. Stew
art, S. R. W.; Will GodmaV S. 8.. W", John
Pinnkett, S. R. W. Won by. Will' Goldman in
2 :36U; Stewart second, Bond tnird. »
Final heat— Entries: Xooaan, Williamson,
Stewart and Godman. Won\by Noonan in
2:57 1-5; Williamson second, Vodma a. Ultra.
Open amateur, one mile, wiri»»«rrßi the first
two heats to compete ior final— Entries: G. P.
Fuller, O. C. W. ; J. C. Williamson, S. R. W.;
Ben Noonan. S. R. W.; George Tautan, O. C. W.;
J. C. Near, B. R. W. ; George Felix, 8. K. W.
Noonan won in 2:42 1-5; Tautan second, Wil
Second heat— Entries: C. Hanson, C. C. W.;
C, Stewart, S. R. W.; C. A. Armstrong. 8. R. W.:
W. Leltch, C. W. ; Ed Delventhal. H. W. Won
by Delventhal in 2:28%; Armstrong second,
Final— Entries: Noonan. Tautan, Hansen,
Armstrong and Delventhal. Won by Delven
thal in 2:40; Tautan second, Armstrong
Healdsburg Club, one-third of a mile—En
tries : L. H. Stewart, E. Delventhal, A. B. btarit s,
C. Bond. Won by Delventhal in :46; Starts
second, Stewart third.
Open professional, one mile, scratch—En
tries: H. Terrell, B. C. W.; J. Edwards. O. C.
W. ; F. M. Byrne, I. C. C. ; Allen Jones, G. C. C. ;
B. H. Barnes, H. W. ; W. H. Lowery, H. W.; N.
Ackerman, P. W. ; H. C. Fuller, H. W. Won by
Byrne in 2:38 1-5; Allen Jones second, Ed
Jiogu* Horse and (Hcner Ruled Out,
CHICAGO, 111., May 7.— The board of
appeals of the American Trotting Asso
ciation to-day expelled Elmer Gray, alias
P. Kelly of Independence, lowa, and the
bay gelding Elmer C, alias Slnggard, from
the tracks of the association for fraudulent
entry and performance and failure to re
turn an unlawful winning. It was proven
that Gray ana Elmer C performed on Wis
consin tracks under the above-mentioned
Another Victory for Kid McCoy.
NEW YORK, N. V., May 7.— "Kid"
McCoy practically knocked out James
Daly of Buffalo at the New Manhattan
Athletic Club to-night. The referee
stopped tbe bout, as Daly was clearly over
matched, after fifteen seconds of the third
LIVELY IN THE SENATE.
The Silver Question Is Dis
cussed at Some
Hill Says the Senate Has No Right to
Attack the Secretary's
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 7.— The
resolution for investigation into the bond
sales of 1894-95-96 was taken up in the
Senate to-day, and Palmer (D.) of Illinois
addressed the members. He felt that the
animus of the resolution was to affect the
public mind with reference to the silver
question. He did not suppose that any
Senator, except perhaps the Senator from
South Dakota (Pettigrew), questioned the
integrity of the Secretary of the Treasnry.
He (Palmer) had opposed the resolution
because he believed that its purpose was
to procure material to affect unfavorably
the public mind.on the silver question.
Much of Palmer's argument was ad
dressed to the question how much the
commercial value of the silver dollar
would be affected under free and unlimited
coinage. The answer given by Cockrell
(D.) of Missouri was that the commercial
value of the gold dollar and of the silver
dollar would be equal; that the silver dol
lar would appreciate some and the gold
dollar depreciate some."
Vest asked Palmer what be meant by
an allusion in his speech to "snap "con
ventions" and was informed that it re
ferred to conventions last year in Missouri
Hill (D.) of New York suggested good
humoredly that on the qnestion of snap
conventions, he might be allowed to speak
upon it as an expert. [Laughter.] In
order to avoid any snap convention in the
State of New York this year, the Democ
racy of that State proposed to have the
latest convention of all the States. Bill
then went on to discuss the bond resolu
tion, and he questioned Pettigrew as to
the authenticity of a telegram which that
Sena tor had read in his speech last Tues
day, remarking that the Treasnry Depart
ment knew nothing about it. Pettigrew's
response was that was one of the questions
to be investigated.
Hill contended that Carlisle should be
treated as courteously as Sherman and
Boutwell, while Secretaries of the Treas
ury, had been treated in like circumstances.
Addressing the Senators of his own
party, Hill said: "Democrats, be not dc
cc ived. This is a useless and unnecessary
proceeding; it is an attack on your Secre
tary of the Treasury; it is putting him to
annoyance and trouble. You are playing
into the bands of your opponents — Repub
licans and Populists. Ido not think«it is
< a wise proceeding; Ido not think it is a
politic proceeding. It is now in the hands
I of the Senate, and I shall vote against it if
I am the only man to do so."
FIRE AT LONG BEACH,
Bucket Brigades Save the Town
From Destruction by Hard
Two Large Business Houses Burned
Before the Flames Are Got
LO3 ANGELES, Cal., May 7.—Tne
beautiful suburban town of Long Beach
narrowly escaped destruction by fire this
afternoon. Pine street, the principal bnsi.
ness thorou . hfare of the town, was the
scene of wildest excitement, the whole
population joining in a tumult in its
frantic effort to Btay the progress of the
By the explosion of an oil stove m th*
second story of the Lowe building on Pine
street, containing the postoffice, a fire was
started. This was a two-and-a- halt-story
structure, made memorable as the scene of
the killing of Eliifcan, in November, 1894.
This buil ing was occupied by the grocery
firm of Amesberjr & Harmonson. A strong
wind was blowing and great masses of
sparks and burning wood were hurled
tnrou h the air to the roofs of the build
It was soon apparent to the people that
it was impossible to save the building, and
that the Wllsbire block, a two-story struc
tn £ c ad i°| nin g. was also doomed.
The citizens then organized bucket com
panies and stationed themselves along the
street north of the Lowe bulldin . and en
deavored to prevent the communication of
thenre by the sparks by throwine flour
and salt on near-by roofs and wetting the
At the most critical period assistance
from this city was asked for and a special
train was sent down, carrying fire engine
No. 1 and three hose carts from the east
side. Before this fire extinguisher reached
the town the conflagration was well under
control. The Wilshire is occupied by a
drugstore on the first floor and the second
Btory is occupied by Dr. Covert. The
drugstore is owned by J. L. Baton. This
block was totally destroyed. It was val
ued at |2500. The Lowe block was also
burned to the ground. It was valued at
f 250. A sudaen change of the wind en
abled the people to save the Lowe resi
dence from total destruction and that
building is only damaged to the extent of
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