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WASBIraTO, D. C, IOjn'DAY MOimrSTGU OCTOBER 13, 1S94 SIX PAGES.
POSSES OF SMART SLEUTHS
They Scour the Country Around Quan
tico For Clews.
THE TRIP OF THE POLICE BOAT
She Swung Down the Eiver Yesterday and
Searched Both Shores No Important
Clews Were Pound, but Some Suspicions
Traces Were "Uncovered The Search Here.
Soon after 9 o'clock yesterday morning the
police tug Joe Blackburn swung out into tbo
Potomao and steamed down tno riv er at full
speed. On board the swift little craft was
Inspector Holllnberger and a number of bis
trustiest and shrewdest detectives.
Very quietly was the expedition planned
and started, therefore there wore only a few
idle wharf rats that saw the officers' de
parture. Information, which came to the ears of the
inspector, led upon investigation into the de
velopment of a very important clew concern
ing the indentity of the bold and daring gang
that held up the northbound mail train at
Aquia Creek Friday night, and robbed the
mail car of a sum now estimated at 5160,000.
Enough was learned to cause the local de
tectives to set to work upon the knowledge
they had received without delay. It was
stated that a well-known local thief had told
some interesting things to the officers. The
police tng dropped down the stream without
the least delay, and finally made a stop some
miles below. Here additional hints were
gathered, and the order was given to go at
once to the scene of the crime.
When this region was reached a landing
was made, and the detecthes spread out
through the surrounding country, which is
lonely and very spprsely settled.
After making a very careful examination of
the ground, the boat Again piokedup its load,
and the order made to visit a point on tlie
Maryland shore not far distant. Here the
same tactics wore pursued. The Blackburn
returned to her wharf about 6 o'clook in the
Just as soon as the craft touched the wharf
the inspector dispatched his men to several
parts of the city on a bunt for a house, which
ir found may reveal some very Interesting
facts. It is known that the theory exists
amour; the looul force that the crime was
committed by at least several crooks from the
"West, who were well acquainted with the
train-robbing branch of their vocation.
Becently there has been an influx of racJnc:
men and stables from St. Louis and Kansas
City, SIo., where the business is not in very
good shape at present, in order to pick up
the plums at the meetings near "Washington
Katurallv men of bad characters are in the
habit of frequenting race tracks and following
the horses, and some bav e been known to have
ptartedEast. The wires bae been hot with
inquiries to the "West as to the whereabouts
of certain notorious professional criminals
Another significant fat Js the presence of
several crooks in Washington, evidently
drawn hither by the races, and an inquiry is
being made to find if these people are still in
town. Enough has been learned to show that
the city police department thinks a great deal
of the clew obtained yesterday.
EXPRESS OFFICIALS ACTIVE.
They Had a Long Hunt Yesterday and
Found Important Clews.
Fast experience has shown that the Adams
Express Company pursues with indefatigable
energy and persistence the despollers of the
treasure intrusted to their care.
From this point Sir. J. Q. A. Herring, the
general manager of the company, is directing
the pursuit of the robbers. However, at the
office of the company on Pennsylvania avenue
yesterday it was admitted that the officials are
as yet just as much in the dark as ever.
On the 8.80 train to Fredericksburg jester
day the passengers included several agents of
the express company and a Pinkerton detec
tive, who was recogni7ed as the chief of the
Philadelphia office of that noted agency. An
other member of the party was Messenger
Crutchfleld, who was in charge of tne car
whioh was held up.
No information could bo gleaned from this
party, as they steadily assorted that they had
no news satisfactory to themselves. "When the
train stooped at Quantico one of the agents
leaped off and received a telegram, which ho
Then the conductor was instructed to stop at
AquU Creek, where the hoi j-up occurred, in
order to let the party oft There is no station
there, but a drawbridge over the creek, and
only one bouse within a radius of a mile The
Potomac River is not far off and the place
could not be more forlorn or barren.
Notwithstanding, when the train slowed up
there was a group or officials and detectives
awaiting the newcomers. Then a Ions con
sultation was held, after which every inch of
ground was inspected and every leaf or stone
turned ov er in tbesearch for a tell-tale sign or
At one spot behind a knoll about ten foet
high, and situated not far from tbo railroad
track, was discovered the cold embers of a
camp-fire. Two stones had been placed close
together, and the ashes showed that it was of
Here the robbers are supposed to have
bhouaekod and made a cup of hot coffee to
cheer tbem up for their desperate and danger
ous exploit. A new coffee pot was found,
which the dotoctives may bo able to trace to
tne hardware store from which it was bought.
But the most important discovery wasynt
to come. A paper was picked up by one
of the searchers with a triumphant shout
and eagerly inspected by careful eyes.
The nature of tins find could not be ascer
tained, but it was hinted that it boro the
printed advertisement of a baker in this city.
This would seem to bear o jt the theory that
the gang had planned the operation in Wash
ington. Horses had ben brought to the sterile
place and after a long council had bean held
the party split up and one was ferried across
the river to the Maryland shore. The tele
graph wires were again used to spread the in
formation which they had gaUrced.as well
ns Issuing orders and asking ft tfurtherin
What seemed to bother the puiuers was
their apparent inability to get a fair workinc
clew. But, out&ide of tho discoveries they
had already made, there was an intimation
that they bad pioked up some other points
which may prove highly important.
At least, the express officials became visi
bly nervous and excited. Whon darkness
fell 6oon after their arrival, and the moon
ebone with strong, clear light upon tne bar
ren country, it was decided to return to
"Washington. It was very cold thereabouts,
the wind sweeping through the treeless region
A boat was wftiting at the river's edge, and
into this uneomlortable convevanco tho ex
press agents and Messenger Crutchfleld
tumbled. They y ere rowed up the river to
Quaatioo, peven miles above. The little ukiff
oould plainly bo seen In the clear moonlight
creeping slowly up the stream, and passing
flshing-boats several times hailed the party.
Arriving at Quantico. which is a email set
tlement, bavins only tbe fact that it is a rail
road terminus as an excuse for existonce, the
trio boarded the 9 18 train, running on the
same schedule us the express which was held
up, and arrived at tho Sixth street depot at
Here Mr, George W.Moss, local manager of
the company, was waiting! for them. The
whole party at once proceeded to tho offlco to
receive the report. When they mot slgnlfl
cuntlj earnest remarks v ero pasod, but they
steadfastly refused to snj auv thing about their
EXCITEMENT AT QLUM'ICO
Dctcctiv cs Arrive and Set the Little Placo
Dismal and lonely Quantico has hid noth
ing to talk about but tho groat robbory sinco
it was committed. When a partv of four de
tectives arrived at tho station early vesterday
and asked for horses to take them dovn to
Aquia Creek at once, there was moro excite
ment. However none could be had, and tho pro
prietor of one of tho combination couutry
stores volunteered tho information that ho
coula hire them a boat to earrv them to the
spot. A boy who was lounging about was
secured to do tho rowing, and thej put off
During; tho daj a farmer came up from tho
the creek for stores and hailavorv lutercst
ins story to tell. He stated that the de
tectives had boon dragging the nver all daj,
and aboui a mile above the bridge brought
up a bundle of old clothes. There wore two
coats and several pairs of trousers, all worn
and torn. Stimulated by this 11 ud a moro
earnest and careful search was made, but
with what result is not known.
This would seem to bear out tho belief that
the men vere not tramps, but simplv wore
the rags for disguise. The news of tho find
ing of tho clothes was being talked alxut
among the trainmen until one of tbo ofllenls
ov erheard the gossip, and chocked it with a
The two freight cars which were wrecked
by the wild engine turned ooe by the rob
bers were burned vestrdav. and thev made a
nierrj bonfire. a'vv recking train from ltich
mond arrived late in the afternoon, and the
demolished engine was lifted up by tho mon
ster crane and stowed awaj on one of the big
cars. Then it was taken off to Bicbmond for
Telegraph poles for miles around contmn
tho circulars offering the reward of 61.000
from the Governor of Virginia and $1,000
from tho It. T. A P. B. B. Absolutely no cre
dence is placed in the theorv that Georgo
Carter, a notorious rascal, who was born m
tbe region, was concerned in the affair. This
man has not been seen around the region for
years, and everjbody knows him well It
would be impossible for him to stay for any
length of time in the neighborhood without
being seen, and there are no rough charac
ters now living thereabouts who could have
TURNER OT THE .MAN.
Agent CrutchficId Examines the Suspect
at the Maiion House.
George Tumor, the drunken man who was
locked up at No. 1 police station on suspicion
of being implicated in the robbery, nud who
was thought to have been "the tall man with
the high faKetto voice." was visited in his cell
yesterday afternoon )v Agent Mos of Adams'
Express Companv , and Mr. Crutchfleld
As soon as Turner was brought out into tho
paseagewaj Mr. Crutchfleld asked him a few
questions, and then said
'That is not the man. He is an entirely
Precinct DetectiTe Helan then at once ar
rested Turner as a vagrant and locked him up
for a hearing before Judge Kimball to-day.
He is entered on the station-hou'e blotter as
Hetry Turner, white, twenty eight years of
see. laborer." He is known to have been in
a First street lodging-house on Friday night,
when the robberv was perpetrated.
A HERE IS THE HRIDGE-KEEPLR.
Possibility that He Maj Have Been Gagged
BiLTixoKZ, Oct. 14. Col. AAilcox Brown,
president of tho Maryland Trust Company,
who was a passenger on the train held up
Friday night near Quantico, Va., in an inter
"While our taain was waiting to bo taken
to Quantico, the barkeman was sent back to
signal any train that might be coming up in
the rear, and prevent a collision with us in
that direction. I questioned this man when
he returned, and asked him if there was not
aiwajs a keeper alwavs on duty at the bridge.
He said there was.
"I then inquired if he had seen this keeper
when he went back.
"He said he did not see him. although he
went entirelv over the bridge and to tho little
houMi near the bridge, where the man lived
I told tbo brakoman that he should havo re
ported tho fact that the man was missing as
soon as he reached the train, for it was not
unlikely that tho robbers bad cither killed
him or bound and gagged him and placed
him safelj out of the wav to prevent his giv
ing an alarm to points south of the bridge."
OCCULT SCIENCE IN INDIA.
Dr. Ucnsoldt Tells of the Sacred Tooth
Dr. Heinnch Honsoldt, tho explorer of
Thibet and the Valo of Cashmere, lectured
last night at tho Academv of Music on
"Occult science mtndia and Thibet." Ho is
hereunder the nuspices of tho Blavatskj
branch of the Society of Tbeosophist', and
will next Sunday evening speak at the same
place on "Immortality in the light of Brah
Dr Hensoldt is abovo the medium height,
though not noticeably tall, strongly built, well
proportioned, has light brown hair and mus
tache, blue eves, and a faireomploj.ion
He spoke for an hour and three-quarters,
and spent three-quarters of an hour answer
ing questions in regard to the Grand Llama
of Thibet and the possibility of photographing
the miraculous trees produced bv the Hindoo
fakirs. Ho said whatever his eve saw tho
In his lecture ho told of Buddha in Covlon,
the paradise of eastern religion, and of tho
sacred tooth kept in the great temple there
Then ho spoko of Buddhism In Iudi i, and the
mango and rope miracles of the Hindoo rishi,
high-class Buddhist prie-ts, who accept no
pay and perform tLeir miracles only to make
ii p'-ttesive their religious teachings.
He told aWoof the marvelous travel of news
in India, bv which all the details of a battle in
Afghamstan.wbilo he was there, rencued Cal
cutta, four davs in advance of the official re
port t3 military courier and telegraph. This
he attributed to telepatbv, or thought trans
ference. In closing he developed the theory that tho
universe Is but a projection of each human
mlnd.whlch is tho philosophy of tho Hindoos
and agreee w ith the views or the great think
ers of tho West, including Mato and bchopen
hauer. Whisky from Sugar JScct Molasscs
OitAnx. Neb., Oct. M. Tho Columbia Dis
tilling Company, the strongest enemy of the
whisky trust, to-day mad 'public the results
of an experiment jestt jay by which thoy
produce a very fair qL.lity of spirits from
6Ugar beet molasses. The success of tho dis
tillation is more important from the fact that
it will afford additional nmflttniim,,.,.
manufacturers and cheapen tho manufacture
of whisk j.
Bolt Works to Shut Down.
Lnno, Pa.. Oct. 14. Four departments
of tho Tennsjlvanin Bolt and Nut Works will
close down to-morrow on account of lack of
orders. They aro tho aixteen-Inch rolling
mill, the eight-inch mill, the twelve-inch mill,
and the puddling department. About GOO
men will be thrown out of emploj ment.
No. I know
You never thought -f it lof,re, but the best way
to save moiiMi is to make n small payment
weekly on lote at "Wooctruu." Mood, Harmon
Co ! 625 Thirteenth etreet northwest
FIRE IN A HOTED HOSTELRY
Midnight Blaze Through the Roof of
the Belvedere Hotel.
GUESTS ALMOST IN A PANIC
Origin of tho Flames "Unknown, but Supposed
to Have Been a Cigarotto Smoked by a Fo
malo Eorvant The Historical Structuro
Had a Narrow Escapo from Destruction.
Loud , cries of 'Tiro" aroused tho sixty
sleeping guests of the Belvedcro Hotel, corner
of Third streot and Pennsv lv ania av enuo, a
fow minutes beforo 12 o'clock last night.
Almost instantly a sceno of wild confusion
ensaed in tho long corridors of tho house,
and h ilf-clad men and women rushed down
tho stnimavs to tho first floor, whoro they
wcro met by Manager D. E. Hoadley. He
urged tho frightened throng to bo calm, as
thero was no danger of tho flames reaching
Tho guests thereupon filed into tho reception-rooms
and concealed themselves from tho
curious crowd which was assembling outside.
In tho meantime tho loud clanging of bells
and gongs announced tho fire kiddies and
tholr muehines had arrived and wero going
into sen ice, and confldenco v, as parlinllv re
stored. Tho alarm was turned in bv Mr. James
Hoadlev, son of tho manager, who first dis
covered tho flames in an attic room situated
in tho southeast corner of tho structure. Tho
apartment in which tho fire started was occu
pied bj Lizzio Clark, a w hito domestic, and
fronted on Pennsv Iv ania avenue.
Young Eoidlev's attention was first at
tracted bv donso volumes of smoko which
filled tho hallwavs. Ho made his u ay through
tho suffocating mass until ho reached tho door
of Lizzie Clark's room. Tno door was locked,
but ho 6peedilj burst it open and found the
interior of tho apartment n mass of roaring
flames. Ho then retreated through tho chok
ing volumes of smoke, crying
"Fire! Get up' The house is on fire'"
He also pounded on tho door of e ich room
to awaken tho guests, most of whom were
asleep In tho meantime Policeman Ilarti
gan, of the Sixth precinct, braveiv dashed up
stairs Into the attic, in order to find out if
there w as any person still on tho floor on
which tho lire orlgiunted.
1LAMLS BURST TIinOUOH THE HOOF.
In tho meantime tho flames had burst
through the southeast corner of the roof and
wero sending up great clouds of sparks and
denso volumes of smoke, which could be seen
in all portions of tho city. It looked for a
w hile as if the old and historical hostelrv
was doomod, but tho iltemen worked
with a will and soon had tho blao
under control. This was not accomplished,
however, until tho house had been doiugod
with water, which poured down the stairsvajs
over costlv Brussels carpets and handsome
rugs and furniture in torrents, doing many
times moro damage than was dono by the
hllo tho excitement was at its height,
guests and porters viea with each other in
tumbling trunks nud other baggage down tho
stairs, until the main office was piled high
with tbo effects of tbo guests.
The exact origin of tho llro is unknown, but
it is believed that it was caused bv ono of tho
servant girlB who occupy "Tho Eagle's .est."
as tho attio floor is called, striking a match
to light her cigarette and accidentally setting
tho bedding on Are.
Mr. G. D. Cudlip, tho nrtlst, said to a Times
"I occupy a room in the 'Eagle's Nest,'
near the apartment in which tho flames origi
nated. I had gono to bod, and wa-i about
half asleep, when smoko commenced to pour
into my room and nearly suffocated me.
I opened tho door and found tho hallway
filled with smoke, lleturning to iny room I
dressed nivself as quickly as possible and
went down stairs to assist tho lady guests
in getting out. Suddenly I remembered
that I had left my tobacco in
tho attic and returned to get it. I then
discovered that the flames had burned
through tho door, but I got my plug of
tobacco beforo I beat a final retreat."
DKIVEB IIEINOLD'S STENTORIAN VOICE.
Omnibus Driver Eevnolds nlso contributed
bisvoico and shouted Are in tones loud
enough to almost awaken the dead. He
rushed into tho room of Hon. Terrence Mc
Donald, of Jersey City, on the fourth floor,
and succeeded in arousing tho Jersey legis
lator from his deep slumber.
A fireman, who had been in tho attio play
ing tho ho&o on tho llarac, remarked
"That placo up thero is like a tinder box
and had tho flames got a good start I am
afraid we could not havo saved tho structuro."
Tho building Is owned by Christian Hourich,
tho millionaire Washington brewer, who ro
modeled It several jcars ago. Tho amount of
insuranco ho carried is not known, but it is
believed to be fully covered.
Mr. D. E Ho idley, who owns tho furniture
aud equipments, carries about SIS.OOO, ho
said, In compaiii-s represented by Mr. bimon
Wolf. The principal damage to his offects
was caused bv tho flooding of the building.
Tho engines that responded to tho general
alarm wero lumbers 2,3, 4, and 8, also trucks
B and O homo of them wore detained
by a small fire they wero attending In tho
northern secton of tho city.
Tho Balvedero Hotel was formerly tho
Washington Houso, which flourished as a
hostler hero for tho pnstsixtv jears. Around
tho ancient structuro cluster many historical
incidents and happenings. Its hospitablo
roof and high-pitehod apartments havo shelt
ered in the good old ante-bellum davs mon
who-o records form tho brightest pages of
Vice Piosident Wilson had a favorite room
on tho second floor, whioh fronted on Penn
sylvania avenuo, and nearly alwavs stopped
thero when in Washington. To this duv tho
apartmont he occupied is known as "the il
Tho bar of the Washington Houso was a
noted stopping-off placo for statesmen going
to and irom the Capitol, and tho whisky and
rum punches made thoro in old times had a
Mr. Ben Bevendgc, whoso mother and him
self kept tho Washington Houso for thirty
j ears prior to tho timo it was remodeled, wit
nessed tho blaze last night and related
sorao interesting anecdotes of tho groat
men who patronized him. For vears it
was tho exclusive headquarters of tho pic
turesque delegations of Indians, who visited
Washington at intervals to seo tho Great
Tatlier or to urgo Congress to pay their
allotments or buy their surplus territory.
Those who witnessed the fire 1 tst night, and
who know of tho combustible condition of the
attic floor, ngreo unanimously that tho his
torical structuro had a narrow shave.
TWO OTIIEK FI11ES.
Tho market at tho corner of Seventh and O
streets northvest was discovered to bo on fire
about 11 45 o'clock last night. Flames wero
seen issuing from tbe northwest corner
of tho building and from tho win
dows en tho south front by James Wares,
the night watchman. Thoy "rapidly made
their way up along tho roof, -and wero turn
ing around tho center cupalo wnen onginos
Jfos. Sand C arrived. The flames vrere soon
No, I Know
You never thought of it before, but the best way
to save money is to inalto a small payment
w qekly on lots at " oodmont." Wood, llaxmon
& Co., 525 ThiUcontb street uorthnest.
gotten under control beforo any great dam
age had been dono to tho building. Includ
ing tho destruction by ilro and water, the loss
will not amount to moro than 82o0.
Another alarm was turned in at 12 30
o'clock, wbilo most of tho pngiucs wero at
tho other two fires for a tiny bli70 in tho
drug store of J. Hen o Purdy, at No. 1542
Sovonth streot northwest. Tho cbimnoy in
tho store suffered a little scorching by tho
soot burning, bat no damago was done.
SQUIRE NEVER ACCOUNTED,
5ult Involving Millions to Bo Entered
x Against tho Washington Senator.
MiJ.EAi'oias, Minn . Oct. 14. A local
paper sajs that in a few davs papers will bo
flled in a law suit which will involvo the titlo
of real estato valued at nearly $1,500,000, and
will call upon United States Sonator squire,
of Washington, for an accounting of property
intrustod to him.
Tho plaintiffs are William S. King, of this
city, Plnlo Beming ton's famous antagonist in
tho historic suit of enrs ago, md Philo Os
good and John N. Goodwin, of Ilfon, K Y.
A quartor of a century ago King and Bem
ington woro closo friends. 1 oars ago thoy In
vested heavily in Western real estate, ono of
tho doals being tho purchase of a large amount
of proportv where now stands Seattlo Whon
the financial cr.'sh eama this property was
given to ltemlngton to hold in trust.
Subsequently Remington, who died njow
je irs ago, intrusted tho property to his son-in-1
iw, Squiro, who is tho defendant named.
Squire, according to the complainants, has
never made nn accounting of tho old trust.
Tho property, then worth a fow hundreds of
dollars, is now worth millions
Part of It hn-j been sold and nono of tho
mouoy, according to the pi ilntiffs, has reached
tho co-partnors in tho original svudicato.
Even tho unsold portion, which, it is alleged
Squiro still hold", comprises a number of
choice locations in the heart of Seattlo.
rbeso properties alono aro conservatively
estimated to bo worth from $1,200,000 to
Compulsory Sv stem of Voting Benefited
Clericals and Socialists.
Bbussels, Oct. 14 Elections for mombors
of tho Chamber of Deputies woro held through
out Belgium to-day. Tho voting was under
tho new compulsorj svstein, which provides
sovero penalties for non-voters.
Tho electors wore divided into three classes,
as follows Ono-vear residents over twenty
five vears of age, who wero untitled to ono
vote, married men und widowers with fami
lies, who paj a personal tax of five francs to
tho state, who had two votes, and priests and
others of position aud education, who had
The Clerical party under this system had
great voting strength. Tho Socialists mndo
as strong a fight tho Independents. The
Liberals wero divided, and are likely to show
baalv in tho places where tho Clericals and
Socialists wero in force.
As far .is .iscertaiued at this hour it ap
pears that tho first trial of tho new constitu
tion has resulted in a sovere cneek for tho
moderate Liberals to the benefit of tho Cler
icals nna Socialists. Tho Clericals will ro
main the government party, having opposed
to them a divided minority of Libera's and
PATTISON ON HILL.
He Sajs Cleveland Ought to Give His Po
litical Rival Active Support.
HuusisnuKO, Pa., Oct. 14. Gov. Pattlson
is not only taking great interest in tho Demo
cratic campaign in Pennsv lv ania, but in tho
far-reaching political battle in N.ew lork.
Although tho Governor s friends from this
Stato woro strong adherents of Cleveland In
tbe Chicago national convention and contrib
uted largely toward his nomination, he ear
nestly desires tho success of Hill in New "lork,
and hopes the President will soon make a
public declaration in his favor.
The Governor savs "Hill deserves tho act
ive support of Cleveland in view of tho sacri
fice be has made in accepting the nomina
tion nud the political significance of the
campaign m New ork."
Gov. Paulson said he had obtained infor
mation from a perft ctly reliablo sourco that
Senator Hill had done all in his power to dis
suade Mavnard irom being a enndidato, aud
that be had told him defeat wa3 inevlt iblo if
his name were placed on tho ticket, but his
colleagues on the bench thought otherwise.
WESTERN GIRL VON.
Rbsc Moscnthcim Beat Tillic Ashley in the
Championship Sculling Match
St. Louis. Mo., Oct 11. Before a throng
which packed the levees on tho other side of
tho river nnd the great Eads Bridge, Ml-s
Boso Mosenthalm tnis afternoon finished eas
ily first in tho mile ahd a half sculling match
for tho female championship of America, de
feating Mis Tillie Ashley, of Hartford, Conn ,
who, seeing tho race lost, stopped rowing bo
fore the content w as half over. Tho time was
12 minutes 23 seconds
The Western oars woman kept her pace and
finished amid tho jelling of men, firing of
guns, and screeching of locomotives from
tracks along tho river bank.
Senator Brlce saj 3 tho rumored railroad
trust cannot bo formed.
Insurgents attacked tho government build
ing at Hankow and put to flight tho loval
New York cloak manufacturers say thoy
will quit buslaess rater than submit to tho de
mand of the strikers.
Harrison Harris, a pensioner, was found
muidered in Alton, 111,, early ves-terdij
morning in the saloon section of tho city,
having been sand-bagged.
Delia Fo carried the Templo enp to Capt.
Ward of tho New York B ioball Club lust
night. Justice Grady inado tho presentation
speech. Cnpt. Ward responded.
DavIdS Ferris, secretary of the national
Bcpubllc m Stato central committee of Louisi
ana, nrrivod in Columbus, Ohio, last night to
urgo Gov. McKinlov to visit New Orleans and
speak next Saturday night.
It is established bovond a doubt that Trnnk
Tromblej , wuo liv es in a houseboat at Terro
Haute. Ind , is a nephew of Charles Chauvln.
the wealthy hermit who was murdered at
Grosso Pointo. near Detroit, a short timo ago.
A dispatch from Berlin suvs that tho nego
tiations between tho browers and socialists to
settlo the beor bovcott has colluned.
Seventy packages, purporting to bg furni
ture, wero lauded at Havro from South
ampton recently, which upon examination
wero found to contain anarchist bombs, ex
Mrs. Katie Melrick, who eloped from Phil
adelphia last November with Morris Fletcher,
has been brought home from New York in nn
insauo condition bv her husband, who found
herdvmgln Manhattan Hospital, her con
dition being said to bo the result of cruel
treatment at tho hands of her paramour.
The Rev Dr. Smith, well known in religious
circles thtoughout Indiana, while preaching
at Winchester bscimo infatuated with tho
wife of Tred Helm. Mr. nelm, strangely
oucugh, fell in love with Mrs. Smith, and tho
result was they traded wives.
Is already a success. 300 lots sold at the opon
lng Several houses to bo started this woek.
Dou't wait until it is too lato Call at our office
and get tickoib to seo Woodmout
Woon, llAHMON & Co , 525 13th sti nw.
Newest Pvttlkn a
Wall papers and carpots Horace .T Loug & Co ,
bii Thirteenth street northwest.
BLUE GRASS LYNCHING BEES
Another Added to the Constantly In
MORTON UPON THE WARPATH
Ho Killed Sheriff Simms and Subsequently
"Was Taken from Jail by Citizens and
Hanged They Aro Determined to Stop
Murder if Thoy Kill Every Murdoror.
Lexinoto:?, Ky,, Oct. 14. Another lynch
ing was added to tho unusual'y largo
fall series of tho Bluo Gras3 lunching bees to
day. At tho close of tho Boattyvillo fair yester
day Oscar Morton, a prominent citizen of
Stnnton, in Powell county, wont on tho war
path. Only two weeks ago Morton killed a
man at Stanton, and was out on 65,000 bond
to appear noxt w eek at tho Powell circuit
court. When Morton arrived at tho fair he
proceeded to get drunk and went to hunt for
Sheriff William Simms, who was his deadly
enomy, a feud of long standing existing be
tween tho two men.
Simms and Morton met near tho entrance
to tho fair grounds, and after a few words
both of thorn drew guns and a quick exchange
of shots followed, Morton using two guns.
His first shot broke tho sheriff's right arm at
tho elbow, auu John Hogg, a friend of Slinms,
whipped out his gun and joined in tho battle.
When tho smoko had cleared away it was
found that Sheriff Simms was dead, having
a shot through his brc tst, ono in his abdo
men, and another through his arm.
HOOQ WAS IV LUCK.
Morton was shot through tho neck, whilo
Hogg was unhurt. Before a cro ,vd could col
lect Morton was hustled to the county jail
and placed under guard. The people became
infuriated, nnd a big meeting was at once
held in tho public square. Col. John Drum
mond mounted a barrel and made a speech,
in which he said the murderar must be
hanged, but that tho work must be done
quietlj and with perfect ordor. Morton has
killed two men in loss than two weeks' time,
and he muM. die by tho rope.
A mob was quicklj formed and marched to
tho jail. Thov jailer was oyerpowered and
tho kovs to Morton's cell obtained. He was
found lying on tho floor of his cell, and, nfter
a bitter struggle, was seized and dragged out.
He then becutne impudent, nud told the mob
that he did not care what they did with him,
provided they did their work quickly.
After a short parley he was taken to a little
bridge somo ilist inee from the town, and tho
rope was placed around his neck The
lenders drew their guns and told him to
jump or else ho would be riddled with bul
lets. niEn with curses ov nis iars.
Turning around tho doomed man cursed
his captor3, and uttering wild imprecations
leaped into space. Tho jump broke his neck,
nnd after dangling in the air for some mm
utos, ho beenmo still and a volley of shots
were-flred into him. Tho mob then dispersed
nud tho bodv was left dangling from tho
bridge At noon to-day it w as still thero.
Nono of the mob made any attempt to con
ceal their Identity, and the hanging was con
ducted with as much formahtv as if it bad been
a legal affair. The dead sheriff was onlv re
cently married and leaves a voung wife. "
The murderor is a wealthy man who lived
nt Stanton. Ho bus killed three men. Com
ing to tho fair he attempted to kill the fireman
of tho tram becauso ho would not increase tho
speed of the locomotive. This is tho eighth
lv nching in Central Kentucky m the past three
months, and the people have determined to
put down murder if they havo to take the law
in their own hands every timo a man is killed.
Morton's relatives are incensed over the
Ivnching, and it may bo that somo old feuds
will bo reopened.
RUJAORED RAILROAD TRUST.
Senator Prico Sajs It Can't Bo Formed
Lndcr tho Present Law.
New York, Oct. 14. Senator Calvin S.
Brice, president of tho Lako Erie and West
ern Bailroad and chairman of tho committee
on tho reorganization of the Union Pacific
roads in the Senate, had this to say to-day:
"Tho railroads could not form a trust with
tho law as It is at present. Such a combino
would bo ltko a rope of sand and have noth
ing to hold it together. e must have pool
ing legalized and permitted beforo wo can get
John K. Cowen, general counsel of the
Baltimore and Ohio Poad. said- "1 havo
heard nothing about tho formation of tho
proposed trust and I know that our company
is not identified with it."
Tho Delaware, Lackawanna, and Western
Bailroad claims to have no information on the
subject, altnough they would bo likely to bo
Interested in somothmgof the kind.
Drovol, Morgan A Co., the bankers, dis
claimed any knowledge of tho matter, as did
also tho Southern Bailway people. The
Southern Paoiflo peoplo sav they know noth
ing about tho proposed combine.
JOHANN STRAUSS HONORED.
Congrntulntorv Telegrams from AH Parts
of the World Pouring in Upon Hun.
Vievva, Oct, 14. Tho festivities in connec
tion with tho Straus jubilee were continued
to-day. Tho composer receiv ed a grent num
ber oi congratulatory visits, lotters, and tele
grams. In addition ho received many presents
from persons prominent in the art and music
world nt homo and abroad. At noon a grand
concert was Kiven bj tho members of the
Bojal Opera Orchestra, tho Philharmonic So
ciety, the Vienna male choir and a number of
In tno evening there was given a brilliant
promenade concert arranged by Eduard
atiauss, tho composer's brother. At both
concerts tho programmo was entirely made
up of musio composed of Johann Strauss.
TOOK flONEY FROW LETTERS.
Senator Lindsay Will Plead for Exocutivo
Clcmcncj for Edmund Crittenden.
FniNKFonT, Ky., Oot. 14. Edmund Critten
den, son of Col. Eobert H. Crittenden, who
was captured in Canada, was brought hero
to-day and lodged in jail to await trial in tho
United States court, to answer charges of
having taken monoy from mails whilo en
gaged as letter-carrier in Trnnkfort post
ofUce. oung Crittenden was arrested last Spring
and defaulted bond. He is a grandson of
John J. Crittenden, famous in Kontuoky poli
tics, and was popular hero in society.
It is said Senator Lindsay will make an ap
poal to President Clov eland to pardon Crit
tenden owing to his extreme youth.
Three Killed by an Ensme.
Buffalo, N. Y., Oct 14. Dorothy, aged
eleven, and Emily, aged five, daughters of
John N. Scatcbard. president of tho Bank of
Buffalo, and Miss Emily B. Swords, aged
thirty, sistor-in-law of Mr. Scntcbard, wero
killed bv a freight engine on tho Now York
Cen'rnfat the Parksido crossing this afternoon.
ENGINEER WAS TO BLAME.
His Carelessness Caused a Terrible Kail-
road Disaster m Which Over a
Score of Persons Were Hurt.
Nfw Orixws, Oct. 14. Engineer Simpson,
of tho East Louisiana Bailroad, is responsible
for a frightful accident tnat occurred thfe
morning at the crossing of the Louisville and
Nashville and tho Northeastern roads, about
two mile3 from where tho Loutevilte and
Nashville road leaves Elysian Fields street,
an accident that will, In all probability, reenlt
in at least one fatality, white a score "of pas
sengerj on the Louisville and Nashville road
were severely injured.
Tho Louisville and Nashville "across the
lake" excursion train of eight ooaehes, well
loaded, a largo proportion being women and
children, pulled out on time. As tbe train
approached tho crossing of tho Northeastern
track Engineer Hanley brought his train to a
stop and whistled, as "the law required. Ho
then save the signal to go ahead, and pro
ceeded across tho tracks of the Northeastern.
Tho East Louisiana train, carrying excur
sionists to points in Saint Tammany parish,
was booming along its tracks, and with a
shrill shriek from its whistle for down brakes
it crashed into thn sixth coach of the Louis
Mllo and Nashville train. Th collision threw
a crowded coach completely into tbe ditch,
while tho attacking oiigme was derailed and
buried its nose several feet in the soft mad.
Passengers on the East Louisiana train were
Not so with tho excurslonfets, however.
Just bfore tho iron monster struck the coach,
several of tho passengers saw it coming and
a panic ensued. Thero was a wild ru-h to es
capo from the doomed coach, but before any
oi the passengers could reach the platform.
the approaching engine had struck, and the
coach was hurled from the track into the
Women and children shrieked in their ter
ror, while men loucjbt their way blindly to
escape from tho coach. After tbe first wild
panic had subsided there were heard piteous
moans from different parts of the wreck, tell
ing of painful injuries. Willing hands went
uues uau uf cu isKtm irom me coarn ana maae
as comfortablo as circumstances would per-
Tbe greatest indignation and anger pre
vailed among tbe witnesses of the collision
against Engineer Simpson Inquiry de
velop od the fact that himj son had escaped to
tlw swamp. News was brought to this city of
tho accident, and a special train was dis
patched to convey tbo Injured to this city.
Tho list of the injured is-
Robert Carrey, sugar broker, left leg
broken and head cut. K. H. Holmes, lert le
aud arm broken- A. Whillow, left knee and
hip hurt, Mrs. Julia Mtiir, left leg and ankle
injured and severe scalp wttunds, Andrew
Lee, contusion of the neck. t. C. Courtney, j
head sllcrhtlv iniured: "Frank C&ramhat
slightlv bun about 14ft side, Mrs. Frank i eertain protectorai rights for herself, as wed
Caraihbat, injured severely about the side; ' as a big war indemnity. It is also probaDie
Ella Sharp, a niece of lirs Carambat, eon- that Japan may demand the os&sionof tne
tusion of the neck, F. J. Evan. sPghtlv cot island of Formosa.
about the race, D. It. Fleming, left leg bruised, , Significant as indicating the intentions of
M. McDonnell, badly bruised about the left Bossia is tbe statement of the Berliner Tage
side of the head and right arm, K. L. McKee- i Watt's eorrecpondeat at St. PetersOorg that
man, of B loxi, slightlv hurt, ir. Lehman, j the Rossian troops in the towns, vyhge3,and
severely hurt about head; C. S. lounger ' passes of the Chinese frontier have been
bruised" about the bodv . Mrs. A. S. Cosa, badlv greatl v re-enforced, and that large quantities
bruised, Mrs. L. Spiers, badlv bruised; a son i of provisions and war maoal are constantly
of Gen. A. S Badger, badly hurt, an,- -airai: ' ----:- - u. rl-xa. VK detachments
boy was senouslj hurt about the bead, bat ' of Cossacks first appeared.V they were fol-
immediately after tbe wreck he left the scene
in charge of his father.
IRON MILLS VERY BUSY.
Production of Rails and Bessemer Steel
tbe Heaviest in "Vear.
HAnmsBCEO, Pa., Oct. 14. Iron and steel
mills in this locality are enjoying an era of
unprecedented prosper ty. At the Pennsyl
vania steel works tbe production of rails and
Be-semor steel last week was the heaviest of
The three furnaces in blast averaged nearly
300 tons daily. For three days the Bessemer
mill averaged 120 blows every twenty-fonr
hours. The rail mill made 4,000 tons of rails
during the week, the largest production in its
history. On Tuesday 816 tons were turned
out nearly a ton to everj two minutes.
The company ha-, re-ehed a contract for
1.000 tons of girder rails for the Chicago
Street Bailway Companv of Chicago, and an
other large contract from Covington, Ky.
There arc 4,000 men employed in the steel
THREE INCHES OF SHOW.
Heavy Storms Doing Great Damage in the
Rcj stone State.
SEi.n.s Gbove, Pa., Oct. 14. Saveral snow
squalls occurred In the vicinity of Troxelvilie,
this county, to-day. The ground is covered,
A storm also occurred south of this place.
Beiefonte, Pa , Oct. 14. A very heavy
wind storm, accompanied by hall and snow,
passed over tho county this afternoon, doing
considerable damage. A couple of barns
wero unroofed and many sheds and trees
were blown down.
Hollioatsbubo, Pa.. Oct. 14. The first
snowfall of tho winter occurred here to-day.
At Bluo Kuob, Covo Mountain, and other
poaks of tho Allouhenies the ground was cov
ered to a depth of three inches.
ONLY ONE VAS RESCUED.
Boat Capsized Off Coney Inland and Three
Bkookltx, N. Y., Oct, 14. About 2 o'eloek
this afternoon n catboat containing four
mon was struck by a squall off Coney Island
and capsized. Tho accident was witnessed
by a number ot people on shore, and John
and Daniel Bailey, of Coney Island, immedi
ately started to tho re-cue in a small boat.
Thov succeeded In rescuing one of the party,
who was clinclng to tho over-turned boat,
and brought him ashore in an unconscious
He was finally resuscitated. Ha sard that
his namo wns AV alter Booth, and his com
panions who were drowned were Frank Mc
Intyre, James Ford, and Frank Britton, all
or Now Brighton.
DELLA FOX CARRIED THE CUP.
Presentation of tho fcmolc Cup Trophy to
Capt. A ard nnd His Giants.
New Yor.n, Oct. 14. AH tbe baseball cranks
in Now York Stato appeared to have assem
bled to-night In tho Broadway Theater,
where the Temple cup was presented to Cant.
Ward and his Giants.
Tho fun began by tho De AYolf Hopper
Opera Company singing a choni". Attraction
after attraction followed in qulek succession.
Justice Grady raado tho speech of presenta
tion, and DellaFox carried the handsome cup
and placed it in Capt. Ward's hamts.
Tho captain of tbo Giants made a abort
speech. Iho coremonj brought forth deafen
ing applause. About $4,000 was received at
tho boa. ofilco, which goes to the Giants.
In the Field of Politics.
Thomas U. Conger has been nominated for
Congress by tho DemoeraU of the Tenth Mis
United States Marshal J. W. Brown has
been nominated by the Republicans of tho
Tenth Tenne&sea district.
Tho Dcmocratio executive committee ot
Louisiana has decided that Ogden was nomi-
oi.,i r. pn.,nrpu w UK T,.,rit,r ir, fk
BeautifuUr situated lots 130, within stone's
throft of tlectricltoad ll down, $1 woe&ly .Xo
notes no liuorwt, no mortgages, and we pay
taxes Go see them at our oxuense. Weed,
Harmon & Co , Di3 Thirteenth street norths est.
ENGLAMD AND ITALY ALONE
AH Other European Powers Averse to
Interference, in the East.
THE UNITED STATES A FACTOR
Anti-anarehit Legislation Discussed bj tha
Russian Cabinet Purse to Be Presented
to Bismarck en His Eightieth. Birthday
Xrs. Bloomfield-Zeisslar's Success.
Copyright, ISM. br tbe Associated Press. J
Bexus, Oct. 14. Tbe Hamburg correspon
dent publishes a semi-ofBei&l eommunleatlon
pointing oot that Germany on bo account
will take part in any Intervention la favor A
either China or Japan. Tbe Cologne Gazette
confirms the statementjtbat Bussut. and France
are working band in hand in this matter,
and repeats tne assertion that they are also
averse to interference ia the war. It Is added
that as Austria is, in a similar manner, acting
in harmony with Germany, and as k fa claimed
that the United States from the first has not
concealed her sympathy with Japan, Italy is
the only power likely to comply with the tbe
propeaai of the Ear! ot Ximberiy. the British,
J Mtary of state for foreign affairs, for aa
Tbe National ZeHnng and other German
newspapers point oot that German interests
in the war are not identical with English or
Koseiaa interests, and issue warnings against
yielding to proposals on the part of either
power. The cologne Gazette, in. its afterno jq.
edition to-day. lublishes the following d li
patch from Berlin- "It Js confirmed f'ora
.-.--a nrM hat
vanons source that Germany has deelin vi to
take part in a joint European intervention.
between China and Japan at tbe preseat
juncture, and this subject accordingly is r -moved
from the diplomatic programme of tha
JAPAX XJ.T BZXA2TS 70BX03.U
The correspondent of the Associated Press
has sounded a distinguished official upon the
subject and has also made inquiries in influ
ential quarters with tbe result that he has
found it to be tne general opinion that Japan,
in the event of oeing victorious, will not make
exoroitant demands upon China, but will re
strict herself to insisting upon the indepen i
ence of Korea from China, while asking for
lowed by Cossack artillery; and later by
strong detainments of infantry, bringing
with tbem the component pans of very spa
cious barracks, with, portable bearing and
baking stoves. In a word, everytning ar
parentiy is beintc prepared for a forward
movement, it such a step is decided to be
In regard to yesterday'3 Prussian cabinet
meeting it appears that Count Botho Zu-Eu-lenberg,
president ot the council, after tne
discussion of the proposed repressive meas
ures against anarchist, yielded is pare re
specting the anti-revolutionary measures
which nave been tbe bone of contention ce
tween himself and Chancellor Aon CapnvL
It also appears that the audience which the
latter bad with the Emperor led to a compro
mise agreement, by which tne legislation ore
proposed will not be of an exceptional ci arv
ter. bot will aim at increasing tbe stringency
of tbe existing laws and securing their more
effectual application. The Prnssien cabinet
is understood to have discussed measures to
this effect, which will be submitted to tne
Bundesrath. and also deliberated upon sic,
lar measures which will be introduced in tha
In view of Prince Bismarck's inability to
receive a visit from 1,500 Easi Prussians, on
the ground of ill-health, these admirers of
the ex chancellor have decided to testify th "ir
symj. atby by a popular subscription in the
province, the proceeds of which are to o
presented to tne ronce upon niseigatttta
j birthday, April 1. 139o. Prince Bisnaric
will return to Fnednchsrah. at the end of the
.vx AJtiaicAX rntxx dotsa's success.
Sigmund Zeisler, recently assistant cor
poration eoonsel of Chicago, and his wife,
Mme. Bloomfleld-Zelsler, are now ia Ger
many. Mrs. Zeisler, who made a soccessfal
tour" of Europe in l93. as a pianist, ia te
ginning a series of concerts this week. To
dav she appears at Magdeburg with tha
Philharmonic Orchestra in Saint-Saens' con-
r certs. On October 16 Mrs. Zeialer is to ap
pear at Bremen, and on October 'J and 2.J
sho will be heard in this city at the Phiibor
monic concert. Tne engagements of Mrs.
Zeisler are made until the end of February,
and call for her appearance in the leading
cities oi Germany, Holland, Austria, D n
mark. and Switzerland.
Judge W. S. Straehan, of Omaha. Neb . is
just finishing a six months tour of inquiry
into the different court procedures of Fng
iand. France, and Germany. He will return
home next week.
Miss Edith Walker, of New York, after
eallivating her voice at Dresden for four
years, has been engaged for the Boyal Opera
House of this eity. Miss Walser will make
her debut in Meyerbeer's "Prophet.''
FEAST OF TABERNACLES.
Its- Observance by the Jevvis-h Church to
Continue Six Days.
The Feast of the Tabernacles m the Jewish.
calendar Is now being observed by tho Israel
ites. It will continue for the next six days.
The relieious services began last night ia
all the Jewish churches of the eonntry, to
continue for a feast of seven days.
In ancient days it was observed as harvest
time. There was then great rejoieing, and
tbe celebrations were elaborate in Jerusalem.
This is a command that the Jews have tah.ea
from tbe Bible-
"In booths ye shall dwell seven days, for I
have caused tbe children of Israel to dwen In
booths when I brought them not of Egypt.
Tbe command te oborved differently by tie
Ortnodox and the reform Jews. Ther ara
many Israelites in this tune who observe tLe
requirement hterally. having booths or tents
erected in their own houses and living almost
exclusively in them for tbe stated period, de
voting mo&t of the time to religious exer
cises. Last night at the two Hebrew ohurehes the
services were opened with the usual religious
J dntiea. Tbe Reform Jews feast ends next
Monday night, bot the orthodox period does
close until Tuesday.
Queen LH Said to Be Crazy.
VicToau, B. C, Oot. 14. Before tbe Arawa
left Honolulu a rumor was In circulation that
( antian t inoiralni had eons
I StJJSSKo SteS ?-h
port is not creaiteu aitnoun
eraay. The re-
nort is not credited aitnou.cn tor several aavs
she bad not left tho boose which she is oc
IWntifnlly situated lots 3196, within stone'a
thro v t f JHectrieBoad. -wn. $1 weefcly. No
nn id merest, no mortgages. and wo pay
t .- I, s e Ihn- at or eis. Wood,
t Ilaimon a Co., m Thirteenth street northwest