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r Ay VOL. VIII. NO. 281. WATERBUItY, CONN., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1895. PRICE TWO CENTS A RULINGJOR HOLMES. JUDGE ARNOLD FAVORS THE PRISONER IN A DFCISION. The Court Refuses to Admit Testimony ! Concerning the Murder of Pitezel's Chil dren Holmes Alleged Wife Causes a j Sensation He Is Deeply Moved. Philadelphia, Nov. 1. For about SO minutes yesterday the ncrvo at which all men have marveled forsook Holmes, and bowed and broken he sank his head into bis hands and sobbed like a child. Mean While the woman he persists in calling his wife and upon whom he had pinned his highest hope sat two yards away re lating a story that seemingly tightened the noose about his neck. For 1 hour and 40 minutes she whisper ed to the court crier the words that told how Pitezel had como to the Eleventh street house, whero they were stopping, the night before the murder, and how Holmes had been away for five hours of the next day, coming back flushed and excited and carrying hor hurriedly off to Indianapolis. It was the day after this that the corpse was found in the Callow hill street house. At the close of her ex amination in chiof Holmes asked to con duct the fcross examination himself, and etanding in a corner of the dock nervously wringing his hands he put a few ques tions. Then he said he would reserve the right to call her as a witness for the de fense. Throughout her testimony Miss Georgiana Yoke, for so she calls herself, never once bestowed a passing glance upon the man she once had loved. Dur ing the greater part of it she kept her blue eyes riveted on the floor, and when it be came necessary to raise them she was careful to shift them so that the pale, shrunken felon in the dock should not come in their path. The case progressed so swiftly that but few witnesses remain to be heard before the closing of .the commonwealth's case. Then the defense will open, and in spite of Holmes' statement that he would him self testify and also call Miss Yoke his counsel privately state that the defense would offer no evidence, but submit the case on argument alone. And they ex pressed supreme confidence in his acquit tal. Their first victory was gained, and it disappointed those morbid listeners who had counted on viewing the bones of the dead boy Howard. During the day several witnesses were sworn and mainly gave testimony corrob orative of the evidence already submitted by the prosecution. Holmes Alleged Wife Testifies. The most important witness at least the one furnishing the sensation of . the day was the alleged wife of the accused man. She gave her testimony in a whis per; whioh was interpreted by the court crier.' Georgiana Yoke, for so she gave her name, is a tall, slender woman of about 25 years, with flaxen hair and blue eyes. She was stylishly attired in black. For the first time Holmes broke down. He gazed steadily at her for a few r conds, while his hands twitched nervously and his lips opened and closed, but she care fully avoided meeting his eyes. Then ho suddenly bent forward over the little desk in his dock, and the tears began to trickle down his cheeks. He drew his handker chief out and for a moment or two sobbed. Then, quickly recovering himself, he dried his eyes and bowed his head, busily engag ing himself with his notes, but still ooca- j elonally giving way to a sob. The witness testified that she knew the prisoner as H. H. Holmes and H. M. Howard in St. Louis in June, 1894, and came to Philadelphia with him in August, 1894. Mr. Graham put a series of questions to fix Holmes' whereabout on the day the murder is supposed to have been commit ted Sunday, Sept. 2, 1894. . "I was in my room on the evening of Saturday, Sept. 1. I had been ill, part of the time in bed. The prisoner was at .home.. Some one called during the even ing to see him, and he went down stairs. When he came up, he said it was a mes senger from the Pennsylvania railroad, and he was to see officials of the company at the messenger's house next morning to close out contraots for copying. After ward he said the caller was B. F. Pite zel. This wis tho day before wo left Phil adelphia." "Was he at home the next day?" "Part of the day. Ho went out at about half past 10 in the morning and came back between 3 and 4 in tho afternoon. He said he had been at Nicetown, a sub urb of Philadelphia. He had before men tioned going away, and said wo would go home to Indianapolis. Wo were known here by the name of Howard." The witness testified regarding hersulv sequent wanderings with Holmes and his final arrest in Boston. Another sensation was furnished when Holmes rose to cross question the woman whom he calls his wife. She testified to nothing new, however, and thjO court tepk a recess. Mrs. Pitezel Recalled. When the court reconvened, Mrs. Pite zel was recallod and identified a necktio, a piece of shirt and a portion of a pair of trousers which had belonged to her hus band. The daughter Dessa also identified thorn and pictures of Howard, Nellie and Alice. Coroner's Physician Sidebotham testi fied that he had procured theso articles of clothing from the body of Benjamin F Pitezel when it was exhumed from the Mechanic's cemetery by direction of tho commonwealth. William F. Sauer, sergeant of police, was one of the policemen called into the Callowhill street, house. He identified Pitezel's picture as tho dead man found lying on the floor. Detective Thomas G. Crawford, who was sent to Boston to bring Holmes here, faid.he also brought his papers and effects in two tin boxes. Detective Jfcrank P. Geyer, who traced Holmes' increments throughout tho coun try, identified a number of papers taken from these boxes. They wero the lettors written by the children to their mother and never mailed by Holmes. Detective Geyer said he had an inter- ' view with Holmes in the cellroom of tho city hall on Nov. 20, 1894, about the body found in the Callowhill street hciso. Holmes said to him that it was not 1 to- zel's body, but a substitute. "He told me be left the Eleventh street house on Sun day, Sept. 2, in the morning and went to New York, where he went to a medical student and procured a corpse. He put it in a trunk and had it taken by a furniture car driver to Jersey City, whero it was shipped on the sama train to Philadelphia that Holmes came over on. He reached thi city about 4 o'clock in the afternoon and met Pitezol at fche main office of the t Western Union Telegraph company, giv- t ing him the oheok for the trunk. Then j ho went up to the Eleventh street house, and that night went west. The next place he saw Pitezol was in Detroit, where he met him at the postoffico. I asked him where Pitezel and the children were, and he said in South America. He refused to give me the name of the student from whom he got the corpse, saying that the student was supposed to be dead, as years before he and Holmes swindled an insur ance company out of $ 20, 000. Besides, the student was a prosperous man of fam ily. Ho would only give his name in the event of being brought up for murder. He said he had told Pitezel how to pro pare tho substituted body to place it on the floor, with the arm on the breast, put the liquid in the mouth and set fire to it. The liquid had been used for cleaning clothes. He also told him how to force tho liquid into the stomach by working the arms. He said Pitezel had told him that after he left tho Callowhill street house he was walking . through the city hall and threw away the hat he had been wearing and put on a silk one. Geyer Sees Holmes In Prison. "A few days before his arraignment for conspiracy, to which he pleaded guilty, I saw him in the cellroom, and he said the story he had told me about the substitu tion of a body was not true, and that the corpse found in the house was that of Pitezel. I said, 'Well, Holmes, if that's the case, then you murdered Pitezel and the children.' He said: No, I didn't When I left the Eleventh street house at 11 o'clock on Sunday morning, Sept. 3, I took the Tenth street car and went to the Callowhill street house. I opened the door with a key I had, and not finding Pitezel there I went up stairs. On the third floor I found him. He was lying on tho floor, his arms across his breast and a cloth over his face. Near by there was a bottle of chloroform, with a thin hose in it so placed that the drops of chloroform would fall on the cloth. I put my head to his heart and found that he was dead. Then I went down stairs and found a note telling me to look inside a bottle in the closet. I did so and found a note in it, in which Pitezel said I should take his body and do just what I had wanted him .to do with the substitute corpse. I went up 6taira again and dragged his body down to the second floor, where it was found, placing the broken bottle and the pipe in position and burning the face just as I had told him to do.' " Geyer further testified regarding the statements of Holmes as to the where about of the Pitezel children. . Distriot" Attorney Graham offered to prove the finding of the bones of Howard Pitezel in the house in Irvington, a suburb cf Indianapolis, and the bodies of the girls in the cellar of the house at 6 St. Yincent street, Toronto. The defense objected, and the jury were taken to their room, while a lengthy argu ment on the admissibility of the testimo ny was made on both sides. District Attorney Graham contended that the murder of the children was so in timately connected with the killing of their father that it was part of the same transaction, and that it was Holmes' pur pose to exterminate the entire family, In cluding Mrs. Pitezel, Dessa and the baby. Killing of Pitezel Children Immaterial. Judge Arnold caused a mild sensation by deciding that the killing of the chil dren had no connection with the trial of Holmes for the murdor of the father, and that no such evidence could be introduced. This was tho first turn in favor of Holmes since the beginning of the trial and a decided setback for the common wealth. The prisoner, however, made no sign when he heard the decision. Geyer was then put under cross exami nation, v He was asked but a few questions and corroborated his former statements. Superintendent of Police Linden of this city testified that Holmes mado a statement to him in his office about Jan. 6 last. Holmes had requested the privi lege of making the statement without the knowledge of his counsel if possible. In this ho said that, having failed to got a body in New York, he came back to Phil adelphia, and on Saturday night, Sept. 1, he met Pitezel. The latter was despond ent, spoke of his sick children and said there was notuing lor mm to live ror, or words to that effect. Then he told the story of his visit to the house on Sunday and discovering the body the same he told to Detective Geyer. Mr. Graham here said that with the exception of two or three witnesses the commonwealth Was ready to close, and it would perhaps be better to go on in the morning. The court then adjourned until 10 a. m. today. Probability of Lynching: In Missouri. St. Louis, Nov. 1. Great excitement prevails in the little suburban village of Benton, eight miles west of this city, on the Missouri Pacific railway. JohnO'Gor- man, an expressman at that place, was shot and mortally wountied by a pair of murderous robbers, who entered the sa loon of William Wagner. O'Gorman grap pled with the men, one of whom shot him. They then fled with the cash drawer. A rosso of citizens is in pursuit, ana a lynching may occur if they are caught. Anticlerical Disorders In Spain. MADRID, Nov. 1. A bomb was explod ed in the monastery of Corjuola, in the province of Biscay, resulting in great damage, Several of the monks have died of the fright caused by the explosion. The authors of the outrage are unknown. At Chelva, in tho province of Valenoe, a mob stoned a rosary procession, and the crown of tho imago of the Virgin carried in the procession was broken. Great excitemeiit was caused by the disorder. Several per sons were wounded. A Schoolgirl's Suicide. Fostoria, O., Nov. 1. Miss May Ham ilton, an 11-year-old schoolgirl, commit ted suiciclo by shooting herself through the head with a revolver. The bullet pass ed clear through her head. She lived half an hour after committing the deed, during which time she wrote a note on the wall of her bedroom statingthat she killed herself on account of some trouble Bhe bad With, he mnt.hoe A REVOLTING CRIME. A Drunken and Brutal Sob Kicks, Beats and Shoots His Sick Mother. Providence, Not- 1. Mrs. Mary Mo Dole of the town of Johnston was shot and killed at her home by her son, Thorn- as McLoughlin. The details of the crime are most revolting, as the woman was ly ing siok in bed, and was terribly kicked and beaten before a bullet through hep right temple put an end to her sufferings. The murderer was captured. The dead woman was married two weeks ago to James MoDole, a black smith. She was 53 years old, and up to r short time before her marriage her son, Thomas McLoughlin, who is about 26, rind his wife lived with her in a large ten ement at the corner of Lexington avenue nnd North Allen streets, Johnston. Thom as and his mother quarreled when the lat ter announced her contemplated marriage, and he moved away. Last Sunday Thomas called to see his mother, but as he had been drinking he was at first refused admittance and struck a woman who lived up stairs for refusing to allow him to enter. After calling his mother vile names he left. While James McDole was eating his supper last night McLoughlin entered the house. He said.iie wished to apologize for his actions of Sunday, and on being In formed that his mother was sick abed he asked to bo allowed to see her. He went into the bedroom and locked the door. Soon McDole was startled by loud cries and' the sound of blows. He attempted to gain an entrance to the room, but could not. He rushed out of the house, and after notifying James Mo Elroy, the occupant of the flat above, he went after the police. As McElroy reached McDole's apartments he heard cries, and four shots were fired in rapid succession, followed by a crash of glass. McElroy was just in time to see McLoughlin leaving the house by the bedroom window. The sash was still hanging about his shoul ders. He fled in tho direotion of the Olneyville swamps. The body of Mrs. MoDole was found on the floor. A bullet hole in the right tem ple showed the cause of death, and marks on the body showed that she had been ter ribly beaten. McLouarhlin was captured in the swamps a few hundred feet from the scene of the murder. He had attempted to kill himself by shooting, but was unsuccessful, though ho was in a very weak condition, and may die. Mrs. McDole was quite wealthy and owned several tenement houses and other property in Johnston. SHOT IN HIS OFFICE. Lawyer Crulckshank Murderously Assault ed by a Wealthy Neighbor. Cobotjrg, Onfc., Nov. 1. Mr. John Phillins. an . old and wealthy resident of this town, walked into the office of Law yer J. x. uruicKsnanK ananrea two snots at him in quick succession, remarking as he dM 30: "I will finish you this time!" Mr. Cruiokshank said, "I guess you have finished me." Whereupon Phillips fired a third shot. The first bullet struok the lawyer in the neck, tho second frac tured his cheek bone, and the third struck his right hand between the thumb and forefinger. He was found a few moments later by a brother Darnster, who summoned surgi cal aid, but at last accounts the injured man was dying. The police made a search for Phillips, who was found lying on his daughter's grave with his brains blown out, appar ently by a self inflicted shot. The mo tive for the shooting is not known. The Indiana a Model Battleship. Washington, Nov. 1. In respect to re ports that the battleship Indiana was in jured by touching bottom on her way to her trial course, and that sho has devel oped grave defects, mainly in carrying her armor belt too low, it can be stated that a thorough examination by an expert has failed to show the slightest injury to her hull, and as the inspection board has de clared her to bo a model man-of-war tho department is entirely satisfied with the location of her armor belt. Fourth Class Postmasters Appointed. Washington, Nov. 1. Twenty-two fourth class postmasters were appointed, of which 21 were to fill vacancies caused by death and resignation. . Among them . v m mm W . ... 1 . were the ronowing in Pennsylvania: Brownhill, F. S. Shaffner, vice Oscar Smith, resigned: Indian Creek, H. H. Hills, vice E. R. Loop, resigned; Goheen villo, J. F. Spence, vice A. E. Heilman, resigned; Schadts, C. V. Eck, vice;C. P. Butz, resigned. The Mystery Not Yet Solved. York, Pa.. Nov. 1. -Tho jury In the case of Robert Schall, charged with mur dering Richard Jordan, an umbrella mender, brought in a verdict of acquittal after being out 1 hour and 20 minutes Jordan was shot during Thanksgiving week, and it is the most - mysterious murder ever committed in York county. . A Burglarious Student. Boston, Nov. 1. Benjamin E. Jones, the Boston university student who has beon in custody at Taunton for several weeks for alleged burglaries in Attleboro and elsowhero, was brought hero by the federal authorities. He will also have to answer to a chargo of robbing the post- office at Plainvillo, Mass. Death of a College Dean. Philadelphia, Nov. 1. Professor A R. Thomas, dean of Hahneman collego and one of the leading -homeopathists in the country, died at his homo in Devon, Pa. His death was the result of a recent fall from a 6tepladder. Wreck on the Lehigh Valley. Wilkesbarre, Pa., Nov. 1. The Buf falo fast freight on the Lehigh Valley rail road was wrecked at White Haven. The wreck was caused by a broken wheel. A number of cars were demolished, and the road was blocked for several hours. The trainhands escaped injury. The Duke In Washington. Washington, Nov. lr The Duke of Marlborough and his cousin, Hon. Ivor Guest, were entertained at dinner last night by Sir Julian Pauncefote and the members of the English, legation. They will remain here two or three days sight seeing. THEY CLAIM MILLIONS. TWO NEW YORKERS APTER A VAST RUSSIAN ESTATE. They Claim Kinship to a Deeeased Russian Barou and Begin Litigation For the Pos session of Property Which Has Escheated to the State. - New York, Nor. 1. Dr. J. A. Price Df 105 East Seventh street and Max Conde, a crayon artist of 228 East Sixth street. f.re about to begin proceedings to obtain part of the estate of Baron von Adelsohn, b Russian, who died six or seven years tgo, leaving no will. The estate is worth more than 14,000,000, and the Russian government claims it by escheat. The claim will bo most difficult to es tablish because of a remarkable disposi tion in the family to change names. The story, as learned from Dr. Price, is: Baron von Adelsohn had a brother who married a Miss Lederman. Because of some technical violation of the peculiar laws of Russia at that time this brother went to live in Paris. There he some times called himself Cohn and at other times Lederman. The brother had a son who called himself Cohn, and this son married, and to him wero born Dr. Price and Max Conde, the claimants. They are full brothers, though their names do not show it. The difference in names is explained as follows: Dr. Price was befriended as a child and afterward educated by a Mr. Price. Out of gratitude to this man ho went into court and had his name changed to Price. Dr Price's brother says he did not like the namo of Cohn. There are too many Cohns in the world, he thinks. He took the name of Max Conde without going through the formalities required by law. Claimants Were Advertised For. After the death of Baron von Adelsohn the Russian authorities advertised for any relatives to come forward and claim the estate. The only relatives who learned of this advertisement were some distant rela tives who lived in Germany. They put in their claim through the Russian embas sador in Berlin, but could not produce the required proofs of relationship. Then the Russian government claimed the estate. The grandfather of the present claim ants died in 1&37 without telling his de scendants that he was a brother of Baron von Adelsohn. It was only after the death of the baron and the failure of the Ger man relatives to establish their relation ship that they learned of the kinahip. They were told of it by a distant relative. The two brothers immediately set about collecting proofs of their relationship, and have succeeded in getting all the neces sary papers but one or two. These papers are now in the hands of Lawyer William P. Schoen of 99 Nassau 6treet. Dr, Price said: "We have been unable to find the birth certificate of Baron von Adelsohn. We also need more testimony to establish the fact that our grandfather ZAJu&jvijne.to. Coha in Paris- "JWe will begin action shortly. It may be necessary for me to go to Russia per- naps to live tnere awnne. x may De re quired even to take my real name, Adel sohn." "I shall probably apply to the United States courts for the appointment of a commission to take testimony in this case," said Lawyer Schoen. "If this is granted, and I believe that under the terms of the treaty between Russia and the United States we have the right to submit our evidence in such a manner, then the testimony thus taken will be forwarded to the Russian courts through the Russian embassador at Washington. "From the examination of the papers in the case I am of the opinion that my cli ents have a very good chance to gain pos session of their property." Goaded to Death by Her Husband. Indianapolis, Nov. 1. -Mrs.-Harry E. Branoh of the Chicago Lyceum theater, is dead at the English hotel here with a bullet hole through her breast. At her feet a 5-year-old boy was found scream ing, trying to awaken his mother. Branch and his wife were getting up an entertain ment. Mrs. Branoh killed herself, her husband says, becauso he goaded her to it. A Child Dying of Drink. New York, Nov. 1. A 5-year-old Ital ian girl is dying from drink in the alco holic ward of Bollevue hospital. She has the worst case of cirrhosis of tho liver which has ever been brought to tho notice of the physicians. Her parents admit that they have given the child whisky and beer almost from her birth. She Blew Out the Gas. Richmond, Nov 1. A lady about 60 years oldr -whose namo is Mary Fanning of Cuba, N. i., came to this city to buy a farm in Virginia suitable for poultry rais ing. She stopped at Ferriter's hotel, blew out the gas and was found nearly dead. Tho chances are against her recovery. Killed In a Runaway Accident. Providence, Nov. 1. Henry Phillips, aged 14 years, sen of Charles H. Phillips, a foreman in the Brown & Sharp Manu facturing Co.'s works, was instantly killed by a runaway horse. He was driv ing, when the wheel of the wagon came off, frightening the horse. A Schooner Wrecked. Lewes, Del., Nov. 1. Tho schooner CarrioL. Gcdfrey, from Providence for Wilmington, Del., which went ashore on Paramores beach, Va., is reported in a bad way. The sea is breaking over her, and she will probably be a total loss. Burned With Molten Metal. Pittsburg, Nov. 1. An explosion of molten metal at the Carnegie blast fur nace at Braddock fatally burned Joseph Schwapps and Mike Goski and slightly Injured a number of other workmen. The cause of the explosion is not known. Spent the Day Fishing. Washington, Nov. 1. President Cleve land and Commissioner of Internal Reve nue Miller, who spent yesterday at Shep- nrdstown, near Charleston, W. Va., fish ing, returned to Washington on a special train, arriving hero at 8:10. Proved an Alibi. . Buffalo, Nov. 1. Antonio Columbus, the Italian arrested on the charge of mur der, committed at Pittston, Pa., was dis charged. He proved conclusively that ha was not at Pittston at tho time of the murder. MAY FIGHT NEXT WEEK. Prize Fight Principals and Managers Try ing to Checkmate the Governor Idle Talk of impeachment Trainer White Declares That Fitz Is Afraid HOT Springs, Ark., Nov. 1. The big fight is put off until next Monday, and the chances for Corbett and Fitzsimmons meeting in the ring before Tuesday at the earliest are small. The chances are that anybody arriving here early next Wednes day morning will see the fight, if it comes off at all. , The Maher-O'Donnell flsrht was ar- j ranged to take place in Whittington park on Monday, but it was finally decided to have no fight until the cases against the pugilists and their managers are finally disposed of at Little Rock. Smith and Ryan will probably be given a chance on Tuesday. Parson Davies, Joe Vox dig and the Smith party held a con ference, but nothing came of it beyond an agreement that both men should weigh in at 8 o'olock this morning to enable them to claim the forfeit money from the club. When asked about his willingness to fight Maher against Corbett, Mr. Qulnn, who is Maher's manager, said: "Of course I am ; that's what Peter is doing at the park this morning just waiting for Cor bett to make his little speech there. He was going to say that he would fight Cor bett on Wednesday of next week for $5,000 a side, and for $10,000 if Corbett would wait two weeks for him. I would have backed him in either proposition 'and made a good side bet besides." governor UlarK was detained, with a legal entanglement that will make the Corbett-Fitzsimmons affair a matter for the government courts to handle. The at torneys who are working in the interest of the fight have determined to hold the governor strictly to the letter of the state law. Any attempt on his part to exceed what they think is his due authority will be met with prompt measures in the United States district court at Littlo Rock The nature of their contemplated action is a carefully guarded secret. Trying to Checkmate the Governor. The decision to checkmate Governor Clark by legal proceedings was reached at a prolonged conference held at the Ar lington hotel. It was the unanimous opin ion of the lawyers present that the state law would not permit the governor to go further than placing Fitzsimmons under a peaoe bond. That accomplished, he would be at liberty to fight if he wished, the penalty being the forfeit of his bond. The report was started that Governor Clark would not be content with a poace bond, but would place the pugilist under restraint and, prevent him leaving. This the lawyers deoided was an assumption of authority which could not be counte nanced. The proceedings by Fitzsimmons in the event of such action would proba bly be habeas corpus, but the attorneys positively refuse to divulge their plans. There is apparently a strong sympathy in Hot Springs for the impeaching of . the governor. The thing - has been talked of quicfty for some days, and such measures would meet with approval of many citi zens. The interested lawyers, however, say that the matter is not being consider ed, and that they know of no such contem plated action. Corbett was scheduled to appear in the ring at Whittington park at high noon and announce that he was ready to defend his title against all comers. At the ap pointed time a crowd - gathered in the park to see Corbett. The crowd watched, and finally abandoned all hope of hearing the champion defy the world, and piled in to street oars and went borne again. Harry White, trainer for Fitzsimmons, says that he did not believe -that there would be any fight at all between his man and Corbett. The fact is," said White, "Fitzsim mons is afraid, and a span of oxen will not drag him into the ring. I know this is so, and have told Fitzsimmons that I will train him no longer. I'm disgusted with the way he acts. He is afraid of Cor bett, and yu will see that he will never fight him. I have nothing against Fitz Simmons except that I know he does not mean business in this thing." Another Up Country Wild Man. Mount Morris, N. Y., Nov. 1. A w man, who makes his home in a dense wood on the high banks of tho Genosee river above Mount Morris, has been seen recently by boys and hunters, who fre quent that locality, lie is described as being dressed in garments made of skin, with tho fur outside, and wearing a co skin cap, to witich no has attached im mense amounts of horsehair strands, which hang down like a bush, covering his back. : The man makes his living by hunting and trapping game. Postage Stamp Forger Arrested. Cincinnati, Nov. 1. Captain Porter of Chicago and WTilliam Burns of Columbus, both of the secret service and under orders from Chief Hazen, have arrested Charles O. Jonesj leader of the forgers of postage stamps. The gang was caught in Chicago, where W. T. Thompson is still held. Chief Hazen caught Mrs. Tinsey MoMillin in Toronto. Jones jumped $5,000 bail in Chicago. Chief Hazen located Jones hero visiting his parents and sent Porter and Burns after him. The Bam Katahdin Tested. New London, Conn., Nov. 1. The lat est addition to the new navy of the Unit ed States, thd ram Katahdin, has had her official trial, and, although tho result will not be positively known for 48 hours or more, it is believed the final official record will show that she has done better than the 17 knots required by the government. Threatened Trouble In Arabia. London, Nov. 1. A dispatch to The Standard from Constantinople says that disturbances are threatened in Arabia, and the ministers are hurrying re-enforce ments to the Red sea. The Arabs, the correspondent avers, dislike the Turkish rule as much as the Armenians do. Carbon Factory Burned. Cleveland, Nov. 1. Fire has destroy ed the roof and third story of one of the National Carbon company's buildings at the corner of West Madison and Highland avenues. The loss will reach $30,000, which is covered by insurance in the Man ufacturers' Mutual. Weather Forecast. Showers, followed by fair weather; high northwesterly winds. SPADOLA AGQUITTED, FOUND NOT GUILTY AFTER A LEGAL STRUGGLE. LONG, HARD Young Turley Given Two Months In Jail, and Edward Payne Pleads Guilty to As sault and is Given Five Months in Jail. State Attorney Terry made the closing argument for the state in the Spadola case to-day. He spoke from half rast nine until a ouarter roast ten. Judge Wheeler's chanre to the iurv occurred forty minutes and was, as usual, very impartial. His explanation of what constituted an alibi seemed to be in favor of the accused. Everyone either figured on an ac quittal or a disagreement. State" Attor ney Terry was net over-sanguine of success, while Frosecutor Webster said he would be surprised at a definite re sult either way. The jury were out iust one hour and three-quarters when they returned with a verdict of not guiltv. Attorneys O'Xeill and Kennedy made a nard ngiit and were congratulated on all sides. Spadola, the accused, who had at least ten years staring him in the lace, was also surrounded bv friends and received mauy congratulations. - JOSEPH TCRLEY'S CASE. Joseph Turley the youthful Italian who shot Louisa Rascicot on Bank street near the Xaugatuek station on the even ing of July 4, pleaded guilt' to simple assault tcAlay. Attorney Lawlor, who appeared for him, said that the boy had lived here nine or ten years. On the day in question he had purchased a revolver to celebrate the Fourth of July. He had bought two boxes of blank cartridges and had been given five ball cartridges by a friend. He had fired off all but rive cartridges, two of which contained balls. He had shot toward the pavement and the ball must have bounded up and hit the woman. He asked for a light fine as the boy was of assistance to his parents. Miss Rascicot was questioned by Judge Wheeler as to whether Turley had any cause for the shooting. She aid she had a quarrel with him about one year ago iii the shop. Turley told his story to the judge. lie said that he had run away after the shooting and was kept away for one month by friends : that he surrendered himself when he came back. . Judge Wheeler said: "On account of the youth of the boy I was much in clined to punish him by a small fine. It is evident it was an accident from the very careless use of firearms. After the ommitting of the oflense the boy ran iway. He should be taught a lesson. and those of his class who use arms, and also taught to tell the truth." He then sentenced Turley to two months in jail. .-' EDWAKD PAYNE'S CASE. - Edward Payne also had the iridicttrifciit read to him, charging him with attempt ing to kill Patrick Mooney. He pleaded guilty to simple assault. Attorney 0Xeill, who with Attorney Carmody appeared in the case, told the story , of the crime. Payne was a man of good character, he said, worked faithfully and his employers were ready to testify for him. On the day in question he drank three glasses of beer before he got to a saloon on Dublin street. Here he took one glass of beer and at once be came deathly sick. He staggered through the door and fell in the grass outside. The attorney believed he had been ! drugged. He had some money in his pocket and he was robbed while lying in tne yard, lie was roused Dy syme one roughly handling him, and drew the revolver and lired to defend himself. Payne took the stand and told vir tually the same story. Judge vwieeler said: 'Jt is perfectly apparent that Payne fired. the pistol be cause he was being swung roughly around. It is fortunate for liim that he has not to answer to a more serious charge. The practice of carrying re volvers is altogether too prevalent in this community. It must be ' stopped." The judge then sentenced Payne to five months m lail. This surprised Payne, as well as others, who he would get oft' with a fine. thought ANOTHER CASE XOLLED. case against Donato Meo, for The stealing furniture, which has been hang ing lire for months, was nolled. The state evidently thought there was no case and the bondsman, John II.'Fruin, was notified that he was no longer re sponsible. The uiry was excused until one week from next Tuesday, when the Moriarty trial will begin. CUPID'S CORNER. William Sagal Married to 3Iiss , Marion F." Kern at 2sew l?aven. A pretty wedding took place at Har- monia hall, New Haven, yesterday after noon at 5 o'clock when Miss' Marion F. Kern, daughter of Miss Fanny Kern of Lvon street, was married to William Sagal of Waterbury. Hev Mr Levy of Court street officiated. There were f our ushers, Benjamin Kern, a brother of the bride, Louis Sagal, the groom's brother, Hugo Markandorfer of Xew York and " Charles Obendorfer. The maid of honor was Miss Sophie Kern. Her gown was of white silk, the low - cut neck being outlined with tinyv forget-me-nots., She carried a bunch of pale pink roses. The bride's gown was of heavy white satin, cut with a full skirt without a train. The ooay was trimmed witn duchess lace and pearl trimmings, and the veil of tulle was fastened with a coronet of orange blossoms. The bridal bouquet was white roses. The only ornaments worn Dy tne brute were a pair . of solitaire diamciid earrings, the bridal gift of the groom. Following the cere mony a wedding dinner was served, the tables being set in the form of a horse shoe. Mr and Mrs Sagal left last night on the 9 :10 train for 2s ew York, going later to Philadelphia and returning to their new home, 19 North street, Wat- erbiirjvin time for their at home days, which are alter JNovember u. Special I f recast for Connecticut i Geuerally fair, cooler on Saturday.