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WASHrtfGTOjST, D. C, MONDAY MOULIN a, APRIL 15, 1895 SIX PAGrES.
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President Cleveland's Letter to
Chicago Business Men.
HIS VIEWS ON SOUND MONEY
Begrets His Inability to Bespond in Person
to Their Invitation He Eays the Finan
cial Sentiment Now Current Should Be
Crystalizsd, Combined, and Hade Ac
tive If the Country Is to Be Saved.
Chicago, April 14. The business men
and citizens of Chicago, who invited
President Clevoland to visit Chicago,
are to be disappointed. The invitation
"As business men and citizens of Chicago,
irrespective of affiliations, we respectively
invite you and Mrs. Cleveland to a public
reception to be tendered to you in our city
to express our deep sense and appreciation
of jour Btatebinanhke and courageous
action in maintaining the financial credit
of our government and your uncompromis
ing attitude in favor of the preservation
of a sound national currency."
This evening Henry S. Robbins, who is
said to be authority for tlie movement, re
ceived the following letter:
"Washington, D. C, April 13.
"Ui'Bsrs William T Baker. George W.
Smith .TolinA Koach.T. W. Harvey, and
David Kelly and Henry C Bobbins.
"Grnilenieii I am much gratified by the
exceedingly kind and complimentary in
vitation vou have tendered me tin behalf of
mam citizens of Chicago to be their guest
at a cat heruig in the interest orsoundnioney
and wholesome financial doctrine.
"My attachment to this cause is so groat
and Iknow so well the hospitality and Kind
ness or the people of Chicago, that my
personal inclination is strongly in favor
of accepting your flattering invitation, but
my judgment and my estimate of the pro
prieties or my otficial place oliliges me to
forego the enjoyment of participating in
the occasion you contemplate.
"I hope, liowever, the event will mnrk
the beginning of an earnest and aggressive
effort to disseminate among the people
safe and prudent financial ideas. Noth
ing more important can engage the atten
tion of the patriotic citizens because nothing
is so -Ulal to the welfare of our fellow
couMnnien and to btreugth, prosperity,
and honor of our nation.
SEE IMPENDING DANGER.
"The fcituatiou confronting us demands
that those who appreciate the import
ance of this subject and those who ought
to tx the first to sec impending danger
Bhould no longer remain indifferent or
"If the sound money sentiment abroad
In the land is to save us from mischief and
disaster, it must be crjstallized and com
bined and made immediately active. It is
dangerous to overlook the fact that a vast
number of our people w ith scant oppor
tunity, thus far, to examine the question
in all itb aspect, have, nevertheless, been
ingenlousl pressed witnsjecioust,uggestion
wuich, in this time of misfortune and
depression, find willing listeners pre
pared to give credence to any scheme which
is plaublbly presented as a remedy for their
IViiat is now needed mo-e than any
th'iig else is a plain and simple presen
tation of th" argument in favor of sound
mtnev. In other words, it is a time for
the American p-jple to reason together as
members of a great nation which can prom
ise them a continuance of protection and
safety only so long as its solvency is un
suspected, its honor unsullied, and the
soundness of its money unquestioned.
These things are ill exchanged for the il
lusions ol a debased currency and ground
less hope of advantages to be gamed by a
disregard of our financial credit and com
mercial standing among the nations of
If our people were isolated from all
others, and if the question of our currency
could be treated with regard to our rela
tion" to other countries. Its character
hou Id be a matter of comparatively
OLD DAYS Or BARTER.
"If the American people were only
concerned in the maintenance of their
physical life among themselves, they might
return to the old days of barter, and in this
primitive manner acquire from each other
the materials to supply the wants of their
txistence. But if American civilization
were satisfied with this It would abjectly
fail in its high and noble mission.
"In these restless days the farmer is
ten pted by the assurance that though our
currency u.ay be debased, redundant, and
uncertain, such a situation will improve
the price of his products. Let us remind
him that he must buy as well as sell;
tLat his drean s of plentj are shaded by
the certainty that if the price of things he
has to bell are nominally enhanced, the
cost of the things she must bay will not re
cam stationary: that the Letter prices
which cheap monej proclaims are unsub
stantial judJusive. and that even If they
were r&HKTalpable. he must necessarily
be left fa- uehlnd in the racj for their en
joyment. "It ought not he difficult to convince
the wage -enrncr tLat if there were benefits
arising from a degenerated currency they
would rca h him least of all and last of all.
In an unhealthy stm ulation of prices an
increased cost of all the needs of his home
must long be his portion, while he is at
the same time vexed with vanishing visions
of increased wages and an easier lot. The
pages of historj and experience are full of
"An insidious attempt is made to create
a prejrfdico against the advocates of a safe
and bound currency by the insinuation,
more or hss directl j made, that they belong
to financial and business classes and are
therefore not 011I3 out of sympathy with the
common people of the laud, but lor selfish
and wicked purposes "are willing to sacri
fice the intoiests outside of t'.ieir circle.
GAIN UNDUE ADVANTAGE.
'Ibelievethatcapitaland wealth. through
combination and other means, sometimes
ci.n an undue advantage: and it must be
conceded that the maintenance of a sound
currency may. in a seiiEe. be invested with
a greater or less importance to individuals
according to their condition and circum
stances. It is. however, only a difference
in degree, since it is utterly impossible
that any one m our broad land, rich or
poor, whatever may be his occuiiacion. and
wbelbr dwelling in a center of finance and
commerce, or in a remote corner of our
domain, can be really benefited by a fi
nanc lal scheme not oliko beneficial to all
our people, or that any one should be ex
cluded from a common and universal in
terest 111 the safe character and stable value
of the currency of the country.
In our relation to this question we are
all in business, for we all buy and sell; ho
ve .ill have to do with financial operations
for wc all earn money and spend it. "We
cannot escape our interdependence. Mer
chants and dealers arein every neighborhood
and cash has its shops and manufactories.
"Wherever the wants of man exist, business
and nuances in f.ome degree are found, re
lated in one direction to ttiose whose wants
they supply and in another to the more
exnuBie business and finance to which
they are tributary. A fluctuation in prices
in the remotest hamlet. The discredit or
depreciation in ttie financial centers of any
form of money in the hands of the people
Is a Bignal of immediate los6 everywhere.
POOR WILL SUFFER MOST.
"If reckless discontent and wild ex
penment should 6weep our currency from
its safe support, the most defenceless of
all who suffer in that time of distress will
be the poor, as they reckon the loss in
their scanty support, aud the laborer or
worWngman as he 6ees the money he has
reeeived for his toil shrink and shrivel
In his hand when he tenders it for the neces
saries to supply his humble home.
"Disguise it as wo may, the line of
battle is drawn between the forces of sare
currency and those of silver monometallism.
"I will not believe that if our people arc
afforded an intelligent opportunity for
sober second thought they will sanction
schVmes, that however cloaked, mean
disaster and ooiifusion, nor that they will
consent, by undermining the f ouBdatlon of
a safe currency, to endanger the benef 'cent
character and purpucK of their jn em
inent. Youn, verj truly,
Sir- Robbins "was seen by an Atsociated
Press reporter, andsald. "While the busi
ness men who extended this invitation
hoped lor a. favorable response, thpy fully
realized the difficulties in the way of
the Picsident's acceptance. His Ina
bility to oercome these and corao to Chi
cago -will be detply regretted by them, as
the ovation which would have beennccordtd
to him here would have given a gn-at im
petus to the honest money sentiment
throughout the West. Still, his letter
will have almost as wide influence as it
speaks on this topic with his usual cour
age and directness."
tea Khan's Forces Put to Flight
a Pursuing Party.
COLONEL BATTYE-WAS KILLED
Ho Was in Command of tho Party Which
Was Endeavoring to Chastise Natives
Who Had Been Firing On Bridge Build
ers His Command Was Cut Off from the
Main Body and Fought With Desperation.
Simla , April 1 4. The guides and infantry
belonging to the brigade of Gen. Waterfield,
part of the force operating against Umra
Khan of Jandol, were detached from the
to recon noitic and to chastise some villagers
who had been firing Tin the British camp.
The British, met a. strong force of the
enemy and were compelled to retreat,
covered by an artillery fire from the camp.
Col. Battye was kilted and several others
of the British force were wounded. The
natives showed great determination and
are still in force on the Pun Gakora river.
The Third brigade Jias Joined the First
and Second brigade atSado.
Shrilri, April 14.-The -natives kept up
a fire on the British, wlillo the latter were
engaged in constructing a craft bridge
over the river. The bnclge was finally
finished and Col Battye, who was in
command-of the guides., grossed oversafely
with ordera to form a camp in the morning
and to destroy the native villages.
DECIDED TO DESTROY IT.
The enemy, finding that their fire had not
prevented the ccijpletlon of the bridge,
decided to destrdy'lt.- During the night they
throw immense logs in tho river above the
bridge. These were caught in the rapid cur
rent and carried down with great force
upon the frail bridge, powndlng it to pieces.
With the destruction of the brdjge, Col.
Battye and his party were cut off from the
main body of the British force. Col. Battye,
however, proceeded into the hills to pun
ish the natives. Soon he s gnalcd across
the river to Gen. Waterfield that two hos
tile bodies were approaching.
Gen. Waterfield signaled back orders for
Col. Battyo to retreat. Gen. Waterfield's
force covered the retreat with their moun
tain battery and Maxim guns, which were
moved to the bank of the river for this pur
pose. , . ,.,,.
"CoC Battye executed the retreat in a mas
terly n,anuer. When hotly pressed by the
enemy a halt would be made and a wither
ing firo poured into the pursuers, whose
confusion would enable the British lorce
to retire a little further. These tactics suc
ceeded until the British reached a wide
plain, when, through fear of hitting their
own men. Gen. YS aterficld's party were
obliged to cease firing, leaving Col.
Eattye to depend upon his own resources.
HETREAT WAS ORDERLY.
The natives tried to cut off tho retreat
to the river and thoTispedtof affairs looked
very sortouB. .-The retreat, however, con
tinued In an orderly manner
One section would halt and flro to cover
the retreat of the others and would then
rejoin their comrades before tho natives
would again btartin pursuit of them. These
tactics-were followed until the enemy was
within thirty yards of the river. Col.
Battye was"killfcd by a bullet just as the
British got within hailing distance of Gen.
Waterfield's camp. The enemy lost heav
ily. r U Isno,w .reported that they have
dispersed. Materials are being hurried,
followed for-the-construction of a suspen
sion bridge across the river.
Motlier una Three. Children Burned.
Fargo, N. D., April 14. The residence
of Robert Houghton, five miles north, was
burned this mornings "The mother and
three children, jiged-Slx, eight and ten
years, were burned to death. The hus
band was possibly fatally burned. Four
grown children jumped from an upper
wiuddw'antnvere eavea. Houghton came
from Canada one year ago. The origin
of the fire was a defective flue.
Heine's BIj-'h Xew 3fnmc.
Chicago, April 14. Rev. Theodore N.
Morrison, pastor of the Church of the
Epiphany, to-day Terified the report that
Nellie Bly has become the wife of Robert
Seaman, of 15 Wett Thirty-seventh street,
New York. On the evening of April 5
tho couple drove to tho residence of Dr.
Morrison, accompanied by a Mr. Weed, a
lawyer, who acted as witness.
Flro Caused By Hot Ashes.
Fire was discovered at No. 221 K street
northwest, about 10:30 o'clock last night
and an alarm was turned in from Box 21
by Policeman Payne, of thcSccond precinct.
TheJrire,wnscausedby hotashes, whichhad
been deposited in a wooden box on the
second floor. The bouse was occupied by
Mrs. Eliza Stevenson, and owned by Joseph
Crabtree. Damngestothofurniturc amount
to about $10, and to the building about
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New Form of Wornliip in New York.
New York, April 14. The first service
in thcnewJUissiamOr thodoxt)burch of St.
Nicholas took place at midnight Saturday.
Thepastor is the Itev. Evitkhey Bolanovitch
and his assistant is the Rev. Ilija Zotikoff,
both of whom recently arrived from St.
Petersburg- They-brought with them va
rious sacred vessels and altar decorations.
A Xuclcy rurclinuo.
The entire stock, consisting of $62,000
worth of men's clothing, contained on the
four floors of the Misfit Clothiug Company,
041 Pennsylvania avenue northwest, has
been pprchased by us at 40 cents on the
dollar. We shall dispose of it at once
not a garment reserved at 50 cents on the
dollar. Every garment guaranteed. If
unsatisfactory return it and get your
money or another suit. First come,
first served. Three hundred men's all
wool black and blue cheviot suits, $5.00.
All $10 suits to be Bold at $5; all $1 2 suits
to be sold at $6; all $15 suits to be Eold
at $7.50; all $18 suits to be sold at $9;
all $20 suits to be sold at $10; all $25
suits to be sold at $12.50; all men's $2
pants to be sold at $1; all men's $3 pants
to be sold at $1 50; all men's $4 pants to
be sold at $2; all men's $5 pants to be Eold
at $2.50; all men's $6 .pants to be sold at
$3. COLUMBIA CLOTHING COMPANY,
941 Pennsylvania ap. m? near 10th st.
Sudden Seizure While Seeking
Rest in New York.
APOPLEXY THE FATAL CAUSE
Ho Was Owner and Manager of Threo largo
Chicago Papers Had Complained of the
Strain Upon Him Since the Consolidation
of tho Herald and Times Only Forty-six
Years Old and Had Realized His Wish.
New York, April 14. James W. Scott,
chief proprietor and editor in chief of tho
Times-Herald, of Chicago, aud the Even
ing Post, of that city, died at the Holland
Houbc in this city at 2:45 o'clock to-day.
Mr. Scott arrived in this city on Friday
last from Chicago, with his wife and his
niece and his adopted daughter, Miss
Grace natch. He was apparently In
good health and spirits, but said to his
friends that he had been overworked and
intended to visit Old Point Comfort and
"Virginia Beach to take a complete rest for
On Saturday night Mr. Scott was at the
Hotel Waldorf with Capt. John Allen, of
the United States Navy, and some other
friends. He then complained of feeling
the effects of the strain he had been under
since the consolidation of the Times and
This morning ho complained of pain in
theleftslde andaskod thatadoctorbccalled
in to attend him. Dr. John A. Irwin, of
14 West TweTnty-ninth street, was sum
moned. He found that Mr. Scott was suf
fering from urinal calculus, caused by the
passing of a stone from the kidneys to the
DEATH CAME SWIFTLY.
Dr. Irwin treated Mr. Scott and he became
much better. He asked if ho might not
leave hl3 room at the hotel and take a drive
in Central Park with Mrs. Scott. Dr. Irwin
advised him to remain quiet and left his
patient at noon. At 1.30 o'clock Dr. Ir
win was again hastily called to see Mr.
Scott. He found that his patient was suf
fering from an apoplectic seizure, which
he knew must proie fatal.
Shortly after 2 o"clockMr. Scott's breath
ing became stcrtorious and he lost con
sciousness. He died half an hour after
he became unconscious and passed away
in that condition. Mrs. Scott and Miss
Hatch were with him when he died.
Chicago, April 14. James Wilmot
Scott was born In Walworth county, Wis.,
near the Illinois line, in June, 1849.
James W. passed through the public schools
of Galena and was then sent to the Belolt
(Wis.) College, where he spenttwo years in
the academic course. Leaving college, he
went for a short time to New York City,
where he was engaged in business, but
occasionally contributed to the press.
IN GOVERNMENT EMPLOY.
While thus employed he secured an ap
pointment in tho Government Printing
Office in Washington. In 1872 ho left
the Capital and started a small weekly
paper in Prince George's county, Md.
Not finding the field broad enough the
young man returned to the West, and at
his father's home. Galena, started a
weekly paper called the Press. One j ear
later he left this venture aud came to
He joined a number of'other young men
in founding Ihe Chicago Herald in 1881.
Two of Mr. Scott's associates were David
Henderson, the well-known theatrical
manager, aud Will D. Eaton. In 1881
most of Mr. Scott's associates left the
company to make way for Mr. John R.
Walsh, who had acquired a controlling
Mr. Scott and Mr. Walsh remained in
the closest business and personal relations
until March, 189B, when Mr. Walsh sold
to Mr. Scott his Interest in the Herald
and the Evening Post, which had been
founded by the Herald Company In 1895.'
On March 3 last the Herald was merged
with the Times of Chicago, as the Chicago s
Times-Herald, Mr. Scott, the editor-m
chief and manager, holding a controlling
interest in the stock.
TO ARGUE FOR DESMOND.
Attorney Bcndhoim Gone to Norfolk to
.Appoar Before Judge Hughes.
Mr. Oharlcs Bendhelm, attorney for
Desmond, left last night for Norfolk,
where he will appear before Judge Hughes,
of the United States district court to-day
to argue against the surrender of Des
mond to the Washington authorities.
There are no new developments in the
cases against Williams and Desmond, so
far as can be learned, Wit It is thought
probable that they mamgo before the
grand Jury to-day.
Stole llings for Ilia Sweetheart.
Miss Brown, daughter of James Brown,
of 1261 Bladensburg road, yesterday lost
two gold rings valued at $10 by theft.
A colored youth named Jackson, employed
by Hhe family, was suspected, and his
sweetheart, to whom he had given the
jewelry, taking fright, returned the stolen
property to its owner.
1 o &
Costly SpontHiieouB Combustion.
New York, April 14. A newsboy this
morning saw smoke issuing from the third
floor of the building on the Bowery which is
occupied by F. Yogel & Co., manufacturers
of furniture. After three hours' hard work
the flames were under control. Tho total
damage is estimated at $47 ,000. Thecausc
of the fire is believed to be spontaneous
SPECTATORS "Come on! Come onl The Bull Must
HIS NEW REVOLVER'S WORK
John Scjhar Killed Two Brothers in
Cleveland With It.
They Had Eooa Drinking and tho Murderer
Was Eoughly Used by tho Others.
Suicido of tho Slayer.
Cleveland, Ohio, April 14. At 4 o'clock
this morning John Sejhar, a Bohemian
laborer, aged twenty-eight years, shot and
instantly killed Carl Richter, aged thirty
five, and fatally wounded Albert Richter,
aged twenty-two, the brother of his first
Two hours later the murderer was found
dead In a cell at the Central police station,
where he had been taken. The shooting oc
curred at 99 Poplar street. Carl Richter,
with his brother, Albert, and his wire and
five children, lived at that number. Sejhar
lived in the rear in a house owned by the
Yesterday afternoon Sejhar drew his
week's salary and on his way home pur
chased"a revolver, and a pair or shoes for
his wife. .When he reached borne he gave
the shoes to his wife, telling her that was
the last pair he would ever buy her, as he
In tho evening Sejhar went over to
Rlchtor's house and there he met the two
brothers and August Schlcgal. They sent
out for a)ceg of beor and began to driuk
Tho merry-making continued until long after
midnight. Ontt or twice Sejhar referred to
hiB new revolver and once he went to the
door, firlug two or three shots Into the yard
Shortly before 4 o'clock in the morning
Sejhar etarted to go7 but one of the Rlchters
asked him why he was in a hurry, grabbing
him by the coat collar, and trying to prevent
his going. Sejhar went, but soon returned,
and asked why he bad been pulled about
in that way.
What followed can only be guessed at, but
he evidently opened fire upon Carl Richter
two struck him in the back and he must have
been killed inBtantly. Sejhar then shot at
Albert Richter, hitting him in the neck and
making an ugly wound. Then he left the
house, going to the home of his sister a few
ing the Iiouec of his sister, where he had
hidden the revolver ina bed, and disposed of
his money and other articles.
The prisouer was takc, to the central
station and locked up about 5 o'clock,
being placed In a cell by himself in an
upper part of the prison. An hour later, as
an officer was passing the cell, he saw the
body of Sejhar hanging from the grating
of the door. The murderer had hanged him
self with one of his subpenaers and was
quite dead when discovered, though the
bod y was still w.arm.
The police claim to have discovered evi
dence that Scjhar was jealous of the at
tentions which Carl Richter had paid
to his wife.
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RAIDED A GAWBUNG DEN.
Proprietor and Ten Players Captured by
A squad of Third precinct police, in
cluding Acting Sergt. McNeilly and Pri
vates Jacobson and O'Brien, early yes
terday morning descended on the alleged
gambling den of Elnter Kennard, colored,
in a stable in the rear of 1G27 Massa
chusetts avenue northwest, and locked up
tho proprietor on the charge of setting up
a gaming tabic
About 5 o'clock tho policemen went In
tho rear of the stable, from which noises
came, and climbed to a hmall window.
From there they claim they saw about a
dozen colored men who were playing poker
at half a dozen tables. Money and chips
were piled about, and they say the place
had tho appearance of a -veteran gambling
Suddonly charging on the place the offi
cers gained an entrance through the rear
door, and rushing in captured Kennard
and ten men.
They were all taken to the station, where
Kennard was put behind the bars and the
other men released after being summoned
The witnesses gave their names as James
Noah, Willlani Noah, ThDn..s Carroll,
James Tyree, George DoTsey, Bernard
Wood, Edward Bland, William Mason,
Walter Jones, Allen Saunders, and Henry
, ANNA EVA FAY'S SPIRITS.
They Help Her to Do All Things Possible
and Some Impossible.
Miss Anna Eva Fay'sexhibitionof applied
occult science drew a fair sized audience
last night to the Academy of Music. Miss
the integrity of which from fraud was
vouched for by -a committee of three
reputable citizens. Comm'iFsioner Ross
occupied an orchestra chair and was an
interested observer of the phenomena.
Miss Fay made her spirits flag bells, play
guitars and bring bouquets' from spirit
land, and she' herself "did, sums" in ar
ithmetic, guessed, what people w rote on slips
of paper and entertained the audience in the
most agreeable fashion for two hours and a
a a s
' Trvlas to Suvo Itself.
' Pittsburgh Aprlt.14. The Commercial-Gazette
will to-morrow publish xm interview
with J. W. Lee, chief counsel for the In
dependontProducers audRcfiners' Oil Com
pany, in which the gentleman saya: f
"The Standard is not trying to freeze
out anybody, but is trying)t6 Bave itslf by
paying fabulous pncea for oil. The Stand
ard must make $40,000 a day above ex
penses to pay intereston obligations, andfor
.that reason must have oU"at any price." -
PLATTSB0R6 HALF BDRNED
Fire Devastates the Entire South
Side of the Missouri City.
Courthouse Was Among the Buildings De
stroy od Tolegraphic Communica
tion Cut 0m
Plattsburg, Mo., .April 14. Firo started
this afternoon in the Stonum livery barns
and spread rapidly.
At 8 p. m. the entire south side of the
town had been destroyed and the fire is
still burning fiercely.
Among the buildings burned is the court
house. The damage already done Is esti
mated at $300,000.
After the receipt of the above dispatch
telegraphic communication with the af
flicted town waH cut off.
KORE WHISPER HOUSES.
Two In tho Northern Section of tho City
The police of the Third precinct made
two "speak easy" raids yesterday morn
ing. John Scotz, an Italian, was locked up
by Officers Murphy and Peck, who claim
that when they went to Scotz's residence,
at the corner of rourtli street and Bland's
alley, above Florida avenue, about 2:15
o'clock, they found half a dozen men and
women, white and black, in the rear bot
tom room drinking beer.
They found two crates of beer and a
large quuntlty of whisky 'hidden in the
cellar. Six of those who were found in
the pluce at the time of the raid were
summoned to appear in court to-day and
Frank Hart, colored, sixty years of
age, was locked up after a, raid upon his
grocery at the corner of Twelfth and N
streets about 9 o'clock yesterday mora
"iug by Policemen Lynch and Barbee.
The raid brought to light five cases of
beer and a jug of whibky.
Four colored men found in his place
were also taken to the station. The
police say that Hart has been running a
"whisper-house" Tor some time, but yes
terday was the first time they had suc
ceeded in catching him in the act
WEAKENED BY OVERWORK.
Pratt Wright Demented Arrested for Re
fusing to Pay Hack llirc.
Mr. D. Pratt Wright, a native of Berke
ley Springs, W. Ya., was arrested on a
warrant last night by Policeman Sutton
and locked at No. 1 station house for
refusing to pay hack hire. Two charges
were preferred against him, one by Charles
Braxton, and the other by William S.
Couneil, both of whom drove Pratt around
without being paid.
Wright is by profession a mechanical
engineer, and has the repiitation of being
an exceedingly bright man, but it is said
that hard study aud constant application
have weakened his mind, and lately this
has been especially noticeable. He has
been at the Randall Hotel since be came
to Washington about the Oth of March,
and du ring the interim has been under treat
ment by Dr. Ross, of this city.
He is a man of considerable means, own
ing a great deal of property in the npigh
fcorhood of Berkeley Springs, and it is
thought that some of his connections there
will tako him in hand and see that he
receives medical treatment.
TRIPLE SHOOTING IN BALTIMORE
Political Quarrel Ended in Three
Receiving Serious Wounds.
Baltimore, April 14. A political quar
rel oflong standing between Thomas Welsh
and William Lawrence resulted early this
morning in tho shooting of three men. The
victims were: Charles Foss, shot through
left leg; Edward Lawrence, left groin;
William Lawrence, right arm.
Edward Lawrence, who is a brother of
William, was shot while attempting to pre
vent the tragedy.
At tho hospital lie refused to allow the
physicians to probe for the ball. He be
came unmanageable and assaulted Dr.
Blsooo, dealing him a severe blow in the
face. He then escaped.
Dr. Council and Dr. Blake extricated
the bullets from William Lawrence and
Foss. A brother of the Lawrence men
fainted m the corridor of the hospital,
when he caught a glimpse of his brother on
the stretcher and under the surgeon's prob
Continental linn on a Pock.
New York, April 14. The steamer Con
tinental, of New Haveu ,which plys between
thiB city and New Haven, Conn., ran on a
rock about 1 o'clock this afternoon. The
rock on which the vessel struck is known as
"Hog's Back" and lies off the southeasterly
end of Ward's Island, opposite Ninety-sixtn
street. All efforts to float the steamer
failed but it is hoped that she will be floated
to-morrow. None of the passengers were
injured and it is believed that the vessel is
not seriously damaged.
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KT-Prebideiit Hiirrisoii Invited.
Cleveland, Ohio, April 14. A committee
of prominent Republicans is now in In
dianapolis to invite ox-President Har
rison to deliver an address at the conven
tion of Republican Clubs "in this city In
June. Invitations will also bo extended to
Gov. McKinley, Senator Allison, ex
Speaker Reed, Chauneey M. Depew, and
I other prominent Republicans. '
If you are troubled with Piles use Good
Samaritan Salve. -
Official Investigation of the Jail
Suddenly Begun by Mr. Oiney.
WARDEN ABSENT FROM TOWN
iHe, Assistant District Attorney Jeffords,
and Law Clerk Given Gone to Albany
With a Lot of Frisoaors Hi3 Enemies
Claim That This Is Simply a Pleasure
Trip at tho Expense of the Government.
An investigation of the jail by the De
partment of Justice is in progress and as
a result many rumors are afloat affecting
Warden Leonard's hold upon his position.
One is that he will be supplanted the first
of the coming month.
Mr. Leonard, Assistant District At
torney Jeffords, and Law Clerk Harvey
Given, of Mr. Birney's office, went Thurs
sentenced prisoners. There was Imme
diately complaint by the warden's watch
ful enemies that this was a junketing
expedition. Messrs. Jeffords and Given
going along for that reason.
No sooner was word broughtto Mr. Olney
than he despatched Col. Cecil Clay, chief
clerk, with stenographer and other as
sistants, to make a thorough, inquiry
into the condition of the jail. They
worked all day Friday and Saturday-. "
The prisoners were brouglitdo wn in pairs
but were examined separately.
Questions of every kind were asked them
to show how they were treated, what sort
or food they receive, and whatisthecondltion
of their quarters, what is allowed them and
Each prisoner was made to understand
thathls answers niust be directandcarefully
made. Each was asked as to how the food
was served. No vague generalities
permitted as replies.
There were widely varying answers.
One, It Is said, complained that he was al
lowed only ten minutes at a time for ex
ercise. Col. Clay, much surprised, asked if he
did not know the rules gave him an hour's
exercise after each meal.
He replied that he had been there only a
short time and did not know the rules.
Col. Clay 6aid that he should demand th
hour and continue to protest until he got It.
Capt. Howgate was called upon, but had
no complaint to make. The same was true
of other well-known prisoners, as Beam
and Taylor. On the other hand several said
they had been badly treated, and considered
Mr. Leonard an unfit man for the place.
This investigation is regarded as the latest
result of the fight on Leonard .which has
been going on since he was appointed, to
the surprise of many. There were then
three applicants for the place. Frank Ma
nor, favored by Judge McComas; Robert
Ball, well known as crier of the equity
courts, and Wallace KIrby, an outsider.
RAMSDELL HELPED LEONARD.
Ex-Marehal Ramsdell came here from
Indianapolis to help Mr. Leonard. He had
tho good will of Judge Cox, and had backed
Judge McCorcas in his fight before the Sen
ate for confirmation. He secured Leon
Now that Leonard is under fire there are
again three seeking his place. These are
Crier Ball, J. Crounse, crier In the crim
inal court, and Wallace Kirby again.
All the unfortuuate incidents at the jail
during Leonard's term, it is Mated, will
bo brought up in the investigation, in
cluding tho charges of favoritism, per
mits to bring in beer and whisky, of
harsh treatment, aud of Lotonous bribery,
as made by the Englishman Davey.
Davey is said to be awaiting the arrival
of Mr. Curzon, fiance of Miss Leiter, who
is said to be a close personal friend.
He will then begin more active operations
against Leonard, whom, it is said, he cor
KILLED HIS SISTER-IN-LAW.
Charles Janda Then Tired a Bullet Which
Ended His Own Existence.
New York, April 14. Charles Janda,
twenty years old, a Bohemian tailor, shot
and instantly killed his sister-in-law, Mrs.
Camilla Janda, to day at her home and
then attempted to kill himself by putting a
bullet into his right temple.
So far as could be learned there was no
possible provocation for tho murder of the
woman, and it was probably caused by
spite which the murderer felt for his brother,
the husband or the woman he shot, there
having been ill feeling between them.
Janda died in Bellevuc Hospital last
Arrested for Violating Sunday Law.
Noah R. Newby, colored, a barber, was
arrested last evening on the charge of
keeping his shop open on Sunday by Po
licemen Coffin, Roberts and TermiUion,
of the Fourth precinct. Benj. Williams and
J. F. Daniels, who were In the shop, were
also taken by the police.
Drowning of An AreUneologlst.
Alton, 111., April 14 Hon. William Mc
Adams, noted as a professor of archaeology
is probably drowned. Last night he started
up the river in a sailboat and later his boat
nnil (Ini? wem fouiulRRVpn milpsnn thrrivp.r.
rRelativcB believe he was stricken with
apoplexy and fell overboard.
Wonderful cures aro being made every
day with tho Good Samaritan Salve. Prof.
L D'Aquino, specialist on Skin Disease, can
be found daily at 410 Sixth street north
west. Consultation free.
Mutilated Body of Blanche La
mont Found in the Tower.
KILLED LIKE iMISS WILLIAMS
W. H. T. Euranr, a Young Hedicst Stsdeat
and Officer of the Church, Charged With,
loth Crimes Both Bodie3 Horribly Mal
treated ra Jact-the-Eipner Fashion Tho
Police Think Ho Ha3 a Sania for Harder.
San Francisco, April 14. The Emanuel
Baptist Church en Earlett street lietween
Twenty-second and Twenty-third in this
city, has been the scene of two of the most
atrocious murders ever committed in the
State. The mutilated and murdered body
of Minnie Williams was yesterday found In
the library of the edifice. To-day the nudo
body of Blanche Lamont was found in the
tower of the same church. The same hand,
the authorities believe, sfcw both girls, and
W. H. T. Durant, the young man suspected
of both crimes is now in custody.
Blanche Lamont and Minnie Williams
were members of the Emanuel church and
members of the Sunday school class. The
former was a student at the Normal school
on Powell street in this city; the latter
was a companion in a family in Alameda,
across the bay from the city.
They both were twenty-one years old,
bruncts and pretty and modest girls.
Both had been the recipients of attentions
from a young medical student named W.H.
T Durant, who is also the librarian of the
church, and the secretary of the younffpeo
ple's society of the church.
On Apr.l 3, Miss Lamont disappeared.
Diligent search failed to reveal any trac
of her whereabouts, and her aunt, Mrs.
Noble, with whom she had been living, was
totally unable to throw any light on the
affair. Miss Lamont came from. Dillon.
Mont., several monthsago, having been bent
to San Francisco for her health and at the
same tune to attend the Normal school, to
perfect herself as a teacher.
CLEW TO THE MURDERER.
The last person seen in her company was
W. H. T Durant, a young med'cal student,
who, it seems, had been on friendly terms
with the missing girl.
On Saturday, about 11-10 a. m., the
mutilated body of Minnie Williams was
found in the library of the church. The
girl had been assaulted and ter remains
were cut and hacked, the girl having evi
dently died from loss of blood.
Two witnesses state tiey saw a yonngr
man and a young woman, the former
answering tho description or Durant, and
the latter that of Minnie Wilt ams, enter
the church. Fi Ilowing this clew, the police
at once put the residence of Durant under
yesterday Mrs. Noble, the aunt of MIS3
Lamont, the other -victim, received through
the mails a paper containing the four
rings worn by tier niece the day she disap
peared. On the paper were -written the
name and address of Theodore Durant.
This, together with the fact that Miss
Williams, an intimate friend of Miss La
mont, had been heard to say that ehe knew
Blanche bad beenmurdered, but had refused.
to tell what she knew, led M. police
to saspect that seme one who had killed
Miss Williams had slain Miss Lamont,
and learning that Miss Williams knew of
his c.ime, attttmpted further concealment
by committing a second.
FOUND MISS LAMONT'S BODY.
Late last night the detectives had about
decided Durant had murdered. Miss Will
iams, aud this theory was further strength
ened this morning after making a thorough.
were-Lsearch of the Emanuel Church
The dead aud outraged body of Miss
Lamont was found concealed in the stee
ple. Death had been caused by strangu
lation. The body was lying just inside
the door of the lower room, nude and on
The body was taken to the monrue where
it was placed on a slab by the side of Miss
At 5 o'clock came the news that Durant
had been arrested at Walnut Creek, on the
road to Mount Diablo, whither he had gone
He was caught by Detective Anthony,
who left in pursuit of him early this morn
ing. The detective and his prisoner
left on the next train for San Francisco,
where they arrived this evening.
The police are certain they have the right
man. They claim to have two witnesses
who sawDnrantandMiS3 Williams in com
pany last Friday night and also state
that when a search was made of Dnrant's
house to-day that in the pocket of his coat
was found a purse which Miss Wdliams
is known to have carried Friday night.
Durant is about twenty-three years of
age, and was born and raised in trie neigh
borhood in which the murders occurred.
He is a graduate of the Cogswell High,
school and has been studying medicine fora
year. He was a member of the Second
Brigade Signal Corps, and was assistant
superintendent of Emanuel Church Sunday
school. He was always of a quiet dis
position and his friends refte to believe, in
spite of the evidence, that he committed the
ciime attributed to him.
Tho police, however, think Durant i3
another "Jack the Ripper" with a mania
for murder. They state that It Is highly
probable that Durant Is responsible for the
killing of Eugene Ward, ayonng drug clerk,
who Vas found stabbed to death several
months ago In the store where he worked.
No trace was ever found of the assassin
and the theory is that Durant killed him.
No motive forthismurderwasdiscovered and
the riendish cruelty of It Ward being
stabbed in eighteen places leads to the be
lief that it was the work of an insane person.
SEQUEL OF A BULL FIGHT.
The Enraged Animal Ran Among the
Spectators, Causing a Stampede.
Barcelona, April 14. In the course of a
bull fight to-day the enraged bull jumped
over the barriers aud among the spec
tators. A wild rush was at once made for the
exits, aud in the stampede many persons
were injured. Tho employes of the bull
ring made an attempt to capture the bull,
but they could not get hira, and finally
a civil guard Iia'd at him with bis carbine
killing the animal aud one of the specta
tors. As soou as It wa3 knowa that the
bull was killed the spectators hurried back
to their scats as though nothing had hap
pened. Afonslimor Satolll Pontificated.
Trenton, N. J., April 14. Mgr. SatoUl,
the papal delegate, pontificated at high mass
at St. Mary's Cathedral this morning and
again at vespers thisevening. The Cathedral
was crowded on both occasions. After
vespers Mgr. Satolll held a reception
in the parlors of Bishop McFaulTa resi
dence, which was alao very largely at
tended. 315,000 Fire iu Altoona.
Altoona, Pa., April 14. At an early hour
this morning fire destroyed the hardware
storeof J.P Dagcnhart, thegroceryof C.W.
Sickles, W. L Parry, confectionery, and
the barbor shop of C. H. Krouse. The total
loss will probably reach SI 0,0 00, with,
insurance of about half that amount. It la
not known how the fire originated.
Fair; northwesterly winds.
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