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HOCK ISIiAOT), Hili., THUIJS DAY. DECEMBEB J-'J), 1898.
PBICE THREE CENTS.
DEATH AS A PRESENT.
Sent Done Up in a Silver Holder
to a Weil-Known New
York Athlete. "
SUPPOSED TO BE BEOMO SELTZER,
Woman for Headache She I.
a Few HUnlet-Iatraded br
Some ffonu tor
ad Deliberate Harder,
ine uroner i
t'hrslclan Deelaans Deadly Poison in
the Bottle Tragical Detail.
New York. Dec. 29. Mrs. Kate J. Ad
ams, a well-to-do woman, was poisoned
yesterday in her handsomely furnished
apartments on Eighty-sixth street. Her
death Is connected with a curious chain
or events. Mrs. Adams was a widow.
60 years old. She lived with her son-in
law, Edward Rogers, . an insurance
agent. Harry Cornish, a well-known
athlete, , and physical director of the
Knickerbocker Athletic club, boards
with the Rogers. Mrs. Adams awoke
yesterday morning with a severe head
ache. Her daughter, Mrs. Rogers, ad
vised her to take some bromo-seltzer.
She got some from Cornish and gave to
her mother a fair sized dose. In a few
seconds Mrs. Adams was In great pain
and evidently suffering from the effects
of a strong poison. Dr. Hitchcock was
called in and tried to counteract the ef
fects of the poison, which he declared to
. be cyanide of potassium. Cornish and
Dr. Hitchcock both tasted the poison
ous stuir. and In a few minutes both
were prostrated by the effects of the
slight quantity they had taken.
Potter was called in. He revived
two men, but Mrs. Adams died.
Got it for a Chrl.tmaa Prew'nt
Cornish states that on Christmas day
he received a neat package addressed to
himself containing a sterling silvermcd
Iclne bottle holder In a Tiflany box. and
In the holder was a bottle marked
Cromo-Stltzer." The package was
anonymously sent, but Cornish says ho
thought nothing of this as he frequent
ly gets presents in this way. It was thla
bottle that Mrs. Rogers got for nor
mother and out of which Mrs. Adams
drank with fatal effect. Cornish says he
cannot think who could have had any
designs on his life? Harry Cornish Is
a counsin of Mrs. Allans, and Is 40
Feminine Hand in the Crime.
On the morning of Dec. 24 there come
to the desk of the Kickerbocker cluh
office a package wrapped in manila pa
per and sealed with wax. On the flat
surface was written In a feminine hand,
disguised to cause the impression that
the writing was dune by a man. the ad
dress: "Mr. Harry Cornish, Knicker
bocker club'. Madison avenue and tr- i
ty-fifth street. New York city." Tho
package had been mailed at the general
delivery office down town. In the wrap
per of manila paper was a pasteboard
box marked "Tiffany." In- the l.os the
usual cotton packing, and in the center
wrapper In white tissue rapf a vial
holder of polished silver. On the bottom
of the holder Is marked "Sterling sil
ver, No. 814."
HOW THK TJIAGDY OCCI RKEH.
Evidently a Case of M order and CornUu
tbe Intended Victim.
The receiving cllnder of the holder
was a 10-cent vial of bromo seltzer.
"The bottle was wrapped In the usual
label of the drug made In Baltimore.
The stopper was unsealed and packed
down hard cn a level with the neck of
the bottle, an unusual thing with vials
of brcmo t?!tzer of this make. The vial
with Its contents were p'aced In Corn
ish's room. There It rested until morn
ing. Tuesday evening Mrs. Adams, es
corted by Cornish, attended a theatre.
They, partook of a light supper before
returning home. While breakfast was
being prepared yesterday morning Mrs.
Adams appeared III. She complained of
a severe headache. Mrs Rogers then
mentioned the bottle of bromo seltzer
that Cornish had In his room. Cornish
went to his room and got his vial of
supposed bromo seltzer. He poured out
a small quantity In a spoon and mixed
It with water. Laughingly Mrs. Adams
took the mixture. Suddenly all were
attracted by the screams of Mrs. Adam
calling for her daughter.
Mrs. Rogers rushed Into the bath
room and found her mother writhing in
pain on the floor and gasping for
breath. Cornish immediately sent the
hall boy for a doctor, and Dr. E. E.
Hitchcock was brought In. The doctor
saw that the woman had taken some
violent pofson and gave her nitro-gly-cerlne
to stimulate the heart action, lis
applied other remedies and gave a pow
erful antidote to Cornish, who had
tasted the stuff. Dr. Hitchcock taste-i
the poison, which he said was evidently
cyanide of potassium. He began to feel
the effects of Oe r.Vro.n ?sd Dr. E. S.
Made from pure
cream of tartar.
Safeguards the food
el the ymmt day
meaacexx to neann
Potter wg s sent fcr. Effor he arrived
Mrs. Adams was deal. Dr. Potter gave
it as his ODinica that the poison was
cyan'de cf potassium. Cornish went to
As?istat D.strict Attorney Mclntyres
oITlce as to d the incidents connected
with the tragedy. At the advice of the
assistant district attorney detectives
were laced in the hallway of the house.
No one was allowed to go up to the
apartments of the Rogers without per
mission from the district attorney's of
Ccror.ers Physician Weston called at
the house" last night. He took the vial
holder and ' the bottle of poison. He
aIW ,0" lne rapper containing me
address. After careful examination of
f i . . . .
v ssn- va, a c chaiu a a
I - m!l.in that ti,,
cyanide of potassium, although he could
not say for a certainty. He was sure
that this was what caused Mrs.. Adams'
death and that It was murder murder.
cold-blooded and premeditated. He was
of the opinion thst the victim intended
was Cornish. He stated that the
granules of bromo seltzer were coareer,
and that the drug In the vial was of
brighter crystals and very fine. He
said he would perform an autopsy tin
the body Of Mrs. Adams. Cornish dis
appeared soon after visiting the as
sistant district attorney's office and
could not be found anywhere. Hia di
VQrced wife lives In Boston.
LA WTO N GOES TO MANILA.
Hero Sent to PbUlppln
Had Doe Native.
Washington. Dec. 2. it is re
gretted that tbe movement upon Iloilo
was le laved until the Zitb, ample
authority having been conferred upon
the o flicer s in charge at Manila to
have moved at any earlier moment
they deemed it well to do so.
The war department has assigned
Hen. Lawton to service in the Philip
pines. J he assignment is considered
one of exceptional importance, as
Lawton. who was one of the most
conspicuous oilicers in the campaign
about Santiago, will be second in com
mand to Otis, and in the event of
Otis' appointment as governor gen
eral, will assume military command
of the forces in the Philippines. His
new duties will be a combination of
nerve and tact.
CUBA'S SHIFTING SCENES.
More Spanish Soldiers Depart and Old
(ilory (Joes Up.
Havana. Dec. 29. About 1.600
Sianish soldiers left the citv for
juarajay yesterday. Col. Sayburn
raised the American flag yesterday
over toe. municipal building at Mariel
iu the presence of a number of nota
ble persons and the people of the
town. He made a speech in which he
said: "In this solemn act you must
not see any meaning except paternal
love auu protection." The colonel
caused f00 rations to be distributed
brated rrr ball at night. The colonel
goes to . cabanas and isabia Honda
f re m Mariel to order and distribute
of the Santiago
Hark to'Saa Franrlaco.
San Francisco. Dec. ' 2'J. Official
notice has been received that Shifter
will le again assigned to the com
mand of the department of California.
He is expected to take charge about
Jan. 10. Gen. Merriam may so north
again to the department of Columbia,
but the impression prevails that he
will go to Denver to command the
department of Colorado; that the de
partments of Columbia and California
will lie combined under Shafter.
llroom Price Still Higher.
Sidney, Dt-c. 29. The secretary of
the Broom Manufacturers' Association
of the United States savs the recent
iispatch from Chicago as to the- ad
vance in brooms conveys the wroni;
impression. At a meeting of the as
sociation at I'rbana on the 7th. an
advance of 20 cents a dozen was
agreed upon and in Chicago on the
rMh an advance of 2o cents addition
al, making the advance 45 cents a
dozen instead of 2.j.
Trouble Brewing in Johannesburg.
London. Deo. 29. A diso Dieting
situation is developing at Johannes
burg. According to the latest ad
vices the place is seething with discon
tent as on the eve of the Jamson raid.
in consequence of the recent proposed
government measures which the Uit-
anders regard as Item? a fresh series
of impositions, in addition racial ani
mosities are intensifying at the vex
atious treatment of the britwh-Indians
and Cape boys." which is rousing
Another Minneapolis Elevator Gone.
Minneapolis, Dec. 29. Elevator
X," of the tieorge C. Bagley Eleva
tor com nan v, burned todav. the total
loss including 20O.0O0 'bushels of
wheat, being $215,000. This is the
t-econd elevator to burn within two
'da vs. The cause of the fire is a mvs-
Manhattan's President Dead.
New York, Dec. 29. Augustus VT.
Peters, president of the borough of
Manhattan, died suddenly today of
heart disease, aged 54.
Dogs fcei-t exclusively for gliding
blind persons or for tending sheep or
cattle on a farm or by shepherds are
exempt from taxation in Great Britain.
To Care a Cold la One Day.
Take Laxative Bromo Quinioe Tablets.
AU druggists refund the money if it
fails to cure.. 25c. The genuine has
L. B. Q. on each tablet.
Over the Situation .as It Is Found
to Exist in the Philip
Filipinos now possess iloilo.
Spaniards March Out and Give TJp the
Town Before Onr Forces Arrive Cable
from Otis That Has Pleaty of Suggestion
of Trouble Difficulty Also Looming Up
Regarding the . Surrender of Spanish
Prisoner by the Forces of Agnlnaldo.
"Washington, Dec. 29. There is a good
deal of anxiety in official circles here
over the recent events at Iloilo. Two
official dispatches have been received
by the state and 'war departments, but
tt Is impossible to gather from them an
rcurate knowledge as to the condition
there. United States Consul Pratt at
Singapore had cabled the state ' de
partment: "Hollo taken 24th. Spanish
fled to Borneo." This threw the onl
MAJOR GENERAL OTIS.
clals Into deeper doubt than before. The
expedition which left Manila to go to
Iloilo, 2.000 troops and the warships
Baltimore and Callao, would scarcely
have had time, it is said, to- have
reached Iloilo by the 24th. So the in
ference was that the insurgents were in
possession. But this inference, at
least, was changed to calamity by a
cable from General Otis yesterday which
Insurgent Have the City.
"Sent Colonel Potter on fast vessel to
Hollo on the 24th to communicate with
Spanish General Rios. Latter evacuated
evening of 24th. and Potter thirty-nine
hours late. Insurgents took possession
of city on 26th, and Potter found Agul
naldo's flag flying. Cannot now report
probable results: will not hear from
there for four days, as no cable com-
rnuMPallflTiei1 'MIslp-"Tro'rces ' nave
evacuated all stations in southern isl
ands, except Zamboanga. Mindanao, by
orders, as they say, from Madrid."
It was reported in another cable that
the Spaniards had retreated to a strong
ly-fortified town on the island of Min
danao. This does not agree with Con
sul Pratt's statement that they fled to
Borneo, the north coast of which is a
Otis Has a Diflicnlt Job.
There Is no doubt that General Otis
Is meeting with great difficult In his
effort to secure the release of the Span
ish prisoners held by the Filipinos. It
begins to appear clearly that a consider
able element among the Filipino lead
ers probably a majority are disposed
to use these unfortunate prisoners as a
basis for negotiations with the United
States government, making their re
lease conditional upon certain more or
less Important concessions demanded
by them. It is not yet a foregone con
clusion that terms cannot be arranged
by private conferences in Manila to se
cure the release of these men. but the
United States government being now
pledged by treaty to free them, must
resort to other means if peaceful rep
Matlrr Out Will Go On.
It is said at the war department
that no change in plans as to the mus
tering out of troops will be made as a
result of the threatening outlook in tho
Philippines. The secretary of war has
made some progress in designating the
volunteer regiments to be mustered out.
but no announcement will be made un
til the list Is completed. It is be
lieved, however, that the list will In
clude the Thirty-first Michigan, now at
DOKsJfT RECOGNIZE GOMEZ.
Gen. Brooke Takes a Stand with Reference
--to tbe Cobaa Ami jr.
Havana. D?c. 29. Major General
Brooke does not recognise the Cuban
army, and will do everything com
patible with tact and Judgment to cause
its dlsbandmtjit. An auxiliary force of
Cubans may be formed, but the recruits
will be taken as Individuals. Conse
quently voluntary police work on the
part of tbe Cuban commanders In the
provinces of Havana, Santa Clara and
Pinar del Itio will not be encouraged.
Offers of assistance which are continu
ously being made by the Cuban chiefs
are politely received, but are not ac
cepted. The Havana newspapers will
not be censored In the Spanish sense,
but they will be watched, cautioned
against Incendiary and untruthful ut
terances, and suppressed if habitual of
fenders. Press cablegrams will pot be
The official report to General Ludlow
regarding the row In the Bombay-street
cafe Tuesday r.ight Is as follows: lAt
6:45 p. m., Dt-c 27. Sergeant Adams,
company M. Tenth ITnired States In
fantry, being Informed that there was
a fight in progress In a cafe In Bombay
street, took a party with him and pro
ceeded to No. 9 In that street. On ar
riving he found the chairs and tables
overturned and other evidences of a
severe struggle having taken place.
As soon as he came fully Into the light,
after passing through the cafe, he was
met by, volleys coming from all dlreo-
1 1 ions, some ot the 'shots coming from
Inside the care, -ah mat tne aergeant
could see in the way ot men were soma
three or four figures crawling over the
eaves of . the roofs. 'Jhere were no
casualties so far as known, and on in
quiry made at the cf a noc- could be
heard of. This disturbance took place
utside of the district occupied by tbe
United States forces." :
TOLD OF REFRIGERATED BEEF.
Witness Tells the War Investigators That
the Mem Liked It Too Well.
"Washington, Dec. 29. t-William W.
Hill, assistant secretary If the war in
vestigating commission, ahd who served
In company L. District of Columbia
volunteers, as first sergeant and acting
quartermaster sergeant. was the only
witness before the commission yester
day. Colonel Denby, Who presided,
questioned the witness regarding the
mooted question of the canned beef
furnished the volunteers. Hill dis
countenanced the complaints made .by
the men. He said tliey came from
those who would complain against any
thing. The canned beet first furnished
the men, he said, wasi lean, dry and
hard, lacking nutrition. i though later it
was considerably Improved. The re
frigerated fresh beef, he said, had no
evidence of chemical treatment and bad
a natural appearance. The trouble with
the refrigerated beef, he thought, was
that the men over-fed themselves and
ate It half cooked. , r
"Did you see enough Of that refriger
ated beef," asked Dr. Connor, "to have
any opinion on the length of time such
beef wouid keep In Cuba by simply pro
tecting it with a tarpaulin from the
direct rays of the sun. Is it your opin
ion that beef so protected would keep
seventy-two hours?" i ,
"In its raw state?"
"Yes, I mean Just as It comes from
"No sir," was the reply. "I don"t
believe It possible." . .
This referred to a portion of General
Miles' testimony denouncing the beef.
The war commission has notified the
Swift Beef company, of Chicago, which
had large contracts for( furnishing beef
to the army during the War, that it will
be glad to give a hearing to any repre
sentative the company may send on
Jan. 4 next.
DTING FOR HIS PATRIOTISM.
Cubans Murder a Spaniard for Cheering
for His Country.
Havana. Dec. 29. Yesterday after
noon a Spaniard named Fernandez, a
member of the municipal police, was
surrounded by a crowd of Cubans in
Bombay street. Cuban and American
flags were waved In his face, his rifle
was twisted out of 'his bands, and half
a hundred men yelled to him. "Shout
'Viva Cuba Libre' or die." Fernandez
threw up his arms as if to assent, and
then, when the mob had quieted down
to hear what he had to say. cried in
clear tones. "Viva Espana! Viva Es-
Three knives were thrust into
him and last night he'was dying.
It Is a favorite ispor among the Cu
ban young men to stop in the streets
persons supposed to be pro-Spanish and
to make them kiss the Cuban flag and
ery, "Viva Cubra Libre!" Sometimes
these incidents have their humorous
features, but quite as often the victims
are viciously treated. Yesterday a fight
was started by some Cubans carrying
American 'and Cuban- flags, who de
clared that they had been insulted by
Spanish marines. A Cuban drew a pis
tol, and declaring that he would defend
the American flag, fired. Other shots
followed. According to unofficial reports
a Spanish soldier of the Calarava bat
talion was killed, a Spanish marine
fatally wounded and at least one other.
If not several, hurt- 1
Burial or Dr. Hamilton.
Chicago. Dec. 29. Dr. J. B. Hamilton
was buried in Graceland cemetery yes
terday after public funeral services at
the Fourth Baptist church. The body
was brought from Elgin on the morn
ing train, and after the ceremonies an
opportunity was given to the large
number of people gathered at the
church to view it. Among those pres
ent were Mayor Harrison, many state
and county officials, men prominent in
the medical profession and students of
Rush Medical college. ;
Iron River Mine t Start.
Milwaukee. Dec. 29. After a period of
enforced idleness of more than five
years duration the iron Klver mine at
Stambaugh, Mich., is to be placed in
operation next spring. A company is
now being organized in the east -for this
purpose and there is little doubt that
the property will be woiked to Its full
Lew Wallace Talked or for Madrid.
Washington. Dec. 29. General Lew
Wallace, of Indiana, for Madrid; former
Governor W. R. Merriam. of Minne
sota, for St. Petersburg, are the two
latest suggestions for the vacant dip
lomatic offices the president will soon
have to fill.
Breaks All Wheat Records. .
New York, Dec. 29. The clearance of
80S.656 bushels of wheat from New York
yesterday breaks all records in the his
tory of the produce exchange.
Pleurisy and pneumonia are fre
quently developed, iji a very short
6pace of time, from
i common cold ;
and, if such an acute
ifl animation of
the lungs is not p:
t he worst may happ
of Dr. Bull's Coueh
n ilu uie tun
you need not have
y fear : for this
y suoaaes me
tbe lrain in
brer.thing and always e fleets a core
in a woaderfally short time.
Cures Pleurisy and Pneumonia.
Doers arc mall and pleasant te take. Doctors
tecoauaendn- Tkc scta. At ail dmggueta.
I'lrMJ A (n; jDjWJ
J k u L--J m flaaatiagu il immsp
Big Stare With Litlfe Prices.
Just received a new lot of nfine Over
coats especially for the Holidays. All
the newshades of Coverts, Kerseys and
Friezes in all styles and shapes. See
our line of Light Colored Coverts from
10.0O to $15.00,
We have a large stock of Suitable
Presents for men and boys.
CLAIMS FOOT UP $26,000,000
So Far as Heard from. That Uncle Sam
Has Obligated Himself to Pay.
"Wahington, Dec. 29. Immediately up
on the ratification of the peace treaty
by the senate the president will recom
mend to congress the enactment of leg
islation looking to the settlement of the
claims of American fciizens for damages
sustained in Cuba, Porto Rico and oth
er Spanish possessions which formed
the seat of wa. Claims to the amount
of $26,000,000 on this score have already
been lodged with the state department.
An unknown proportion of these are
claims based on depredations commit
ted by Cuban insurgents, for whirh it is
questionable whether the Spanish gov
ernment could be held responsible. On
the other hand It Is believed that there
are many claims for large amounts that
have not yet been presented, owing to
the Inability of the claimants to secure
the necessary corroborative evidence
during the Spanish occupation.
Now, however, by an article Iti .the
treaty of Paris the United States has
assumed liability ' for all claims pre
ferred by its citizens on account of
depredations, or in fact on any proper
soore. In turn the Spaniards assumed
liability for any claim that might have
been made on account of Spanish citi
zens or the Spanish government itself
against the United States. AVhat such
claims would have amounted to cannot
be estimated. None was filed with the
United States government prior to the
declaration of war. But It is recalled
that there was much criticism on the
part of high Spanish officials of the al
leged failure of the United States gov
ernment to observe the requirements
of the neutrality laws, and more than
one statement to the effect -that the
Spanish' government Intended to present
a claim for a round number of millions
on that score.
LOVES KILLS HIS SWEETHEART
Because She Declined to Accept Ills Atten
Sioux City, la., Dec. 29. A special to
The Journal says: A district school
house about two miles from the village
of Clare was the scene of a terrible
tragedy yesterday afternoon, whereby
a popular young teacher lost her life.
May Thomas is her name and her par
ents reside at Gowrle. A young man
came U Clare on the north-bound Rock
Island passenger train, hired a horse
and drove out to the school house where
Miss Thomas teaches. He entered the
building, and they conversed for sqme
time, finally walking out together.
After going down the road a short
distance the man drew a revolver and
shot her. killing her almost instantly.
He then shot himself, and died a few
hours later.. The, young man mas not
known at Clare,' but It was learned that
his name is ' Harry Garvey. He had
been keeping - company with Miss
Thomas, who refused hisfurther at
tentions. Sagasta Is Out or Banger.
Madrid. Dec. 23. Senor Sagasta, who
has been suffering from pneumonia, is
much better and is now considered out
of danger. Senor EmIIlo Castellar, the
Republican orator and statesman, who
has been confined to his room for some
time with serious pulmonary catarrh,
'. Subscribe for Thb Abocs
WfiECK CREMATES A CORPSE.
Train Derailed and a Dozen Persons Burt
No One Killed.
Trinidad, Colo., Dec. 29. The east
bound California limited train No. 4 on
the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe
railroad was wrecked eleven miles east
of this city yesterday. The .;cldent
is at present supposed to have- been
caused by the spreading of rails.. The
observation car, two drawing ;TOom
sleepers and a composite car' left: the
track. The wreck immediately-caught
fire from an explosion of the gas in the
composite car and the entire- four cars
were ; burned . up. Those in the com
posite car are reported badly injured.
No one was killed, twelve were hurt,
the most serious cases being as follows:
Conductor C. D. Boucher, I .as Vegas,
both hands and face badly burned;
Frank Hope, brakeman. Las Vegas,
seriously burned about face and hands;
C. C. Fairbanks. Pullman porter, Chi
cago, head cut and slightly burned. A
corpse which was en route for Phila
delphia was cremated In the fire.
Death of a Millionaire.
St. Louis. Dec. 29. Charles Orthweln,
the millionaire grain merchant and
street car magnate, died at his home in
Benton place, on Park avenue at 10:30
o'clock last night. He had been con
fined to his home for three weeks and
for ten days past had been unable to
leave his bed. He died ftvii-. ncer of
the liver. Orthwein was the senior
member of the firm of Charles F. Orth
wein & Sons, one of the oldest commis
sion firms In the west.
Plngree Advises the Bar.
Lansing. Mich.. Dec. 29. The State
Association of Supreme and Circuit
Judges began its annual sessions Tues
day. The judges received In silence an
invitation from Governor Plngree to
co-operate with the State Bar associa
tion in furnishing him with opinions as
to the constitutionality and merits of
bills that will be passed by the coming
legislature. The governor declared that
the bar could perform no better service
to the state than this.
Funeral of Senator Morrill.
Washington, Dec. 29. Arrangements
for the funeral of the late Senator Mor
rill, of Vermont, have been completed.
The funeral ceremony wlU be held In
the senate chamber Saturday at noon.
The services will be conducted by Rev.
E. Bradford Leavltt. of All Souls' Uni
tarian church, where Senator Morrill
was an attendant for a number of
years, assisted by the Rev. Dr. Milburn,
the blind chaplain of the senate.
Gov. Tanner Leaves His Bed.
Springfield. Ills.. Dec. 29. Governor
Tanner left his sick bed Tuesday and
went to representative hall at the state
house, where he delivered an address
of welcome to the educators of Illinois,
who are in attendance at tbe fifth an
nual session of the State Teachers' as
One Objector to Consecration.
Omaha, Dec. Dec. 29. The standing
committee of the diocese of Nebraska
has decided to refuse its canonical con
sent to the consecration of Dr. Morri
son as bishop of Iowa.
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