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"WASmfGTON, D. C.f THTJBSDAT fEVENiyGr, AUGUST 29., 1895.
VOL. 1. 2TO. 22.
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FAITH IN REBELS
Officials in Washington Ex
pect Cuban Independence.
SPAIN AND THE MORA CLAIM
Fear of the Cortes that Procras
tination Might Help Cuba.
OLNEY USED STRONG WORDS
lie Intimated That the Blockading
mid Seizure ot Hat ana Would Fol
low a Hi-ftihiil to Comply With This
Wiiikened Congressmen and Illsli
Official-. Confident That tlio Hand
writing of Imleiieiideneo Is on the
Wall Mmement to Extend Heeog
nltlon to the Island 'When Congress
Meets Daily Gaining Adherents.
The fjct has become apparent tliat after
nearly a century of Intermittent revolu
tion and unsuccefsful nttimpts to estab
lish Irdependence of Spanif'.i rule the
Island of Cuba ie approaching tbe com
pletion of its long Mruggle for liberty.
It is a matter of ccnimt-n gofslp, not
only in the State Deparlnunt, but other
executive branches of the Government,
that the formal recognition f Cuban
Independence must foon result, both" as a
policy of diplomacy and necessity.
There are in Washington an unusually
large number of what are denominated
"Cuban syniiiathizers," and these are now
reJuiclDR at the near completionof that con
tot which their fathers inaugurated before
them. The demand for the independence
of Cuba lias always been very popular In
the United States, and the Presidential
campaign of 1811 was strongly permeated
with that principle and the additional one
of annexation. It was hoped that llieislaud
could be secured by purchase,andnttcmpts
have K-cn nude by subsequent administra
tions, notably that of Grant, to arrange
terms of sale with the Spanish authorities,
b'lt without reaching n satisfactory agree
ment. It is an indisputable fact that with Mr.
Olney's advent as Secretary of Stale such
Vigorous foreign policy was instituted
as has doubtless astonished Spain and
will before the expiration of the present
admiiiNtratlon's tenure of office, cause
other aggressive powers to realize that
even if the Monroe doctrine means nothing,
the credit and self-respect of the govern
ment will be maintained and the question
ot actual hostilities will not be a barrier
to the consummation of this policy.
SPAIN SEES THE HANDWRITING.
That Spain already realizes the speedy
success of the Cuban revolutionists and
their recognition by the great nations as
belligerents is proven by her consenting,
after more than twenty years of stubborn
refusal, to pay theclaim of Antonio Maximo
Mora, a naturalized American citizen, an
amount aggnntlng $l,r00,000. The
fact cannot lw denied that this payment will
be made to purchase the non-intervention
of tLe United States in matters relating to
Cuba. It does not change the attitude 01
feeling of Spain, but simply shows to what
extremes the government has been driven by
the firm attitude assumed by the adminis
tration. There are those affecting to be well
posted in diplomatic lore who strenuously
insist that the arrangement by which
Spain is to pay the Mora claim was reached
as the result of mutual agreement and
through the usual diplomatic circles, but
no position could be more fallacious.
The negotiations In the matter were
entirely one-sided, and Spain bad no
alternative but to liquidate the long stand
ing indeblednes or suffer consequences,
the far-reaching effect of whicii are not
at this time appreciated by the general
The fact is simply this, that by prompt
payment of the Mora claim, without fur
ther remonstrance or delay, the Ecmblance
of a foothold in Cuba could for a while
longer lie maintained and the government
of Spain obvlato the inoEt embarrassing en
tanglement with a foreign nation that ha
occurred during its' modern history.
SOME SPICY CORRESPONDENCE.
It Is a matter of comment among officials
In the State Department that when the
correspondence between Secretary Olney
and Minister de Lome Is published, the
vigor of its AmericauisiA will be founJ
unsurpassed by any state papers in the na
tional archives. After the preliminary
correspondence in reference to the prompt
payment ot the Mora claim, Secretary
Olney determined to addrcES hU communi
cations to Minister de Lome, instead of
Minister Taj lor,- as the former was living
In close proximity to him, and letters
could bo exchanged with less delay.
When the representative of the Spanish
government attempted to follow the for
mer tactics of procrastination by constru
ing the phrase "reasonable time" to mean
until the assembling of Congress next De
cember, and urging that the Cortes had
not arranged the ways and means by which
the payment should be made. Secretary
Olney wrote an ultimatum which has filled
the Stato Department officials with en
thusiasm, and would be satisfactory to
.the warmest admirer ot the late James G.
Secretary Olney, in his ultimatum, Eald
that Spain must, without further delay, ad
Just and pay the Mora claim, without any
reference to the action of the Cortes, or the
United States would at once take such steps
as it found necessary for the protection ol
The Secretary stated thathls constructior
of a "reasonable time' wasatthemaximum
limit, sixty days, and In his opinion thirty
days would, In this case, constitute a
"reasonable time." Under no circumstances
could a settlement be deferred until the con
renlng of Congress.
The prompt acceptance by Spain of this
ultimatum doubtless prevented the ne
cessity of sending the North Atlantic
squadron to make a display of force in
Cuban waters, or even the seizure of Ha- -Tana
and the collection of customs until
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FOUR PICNICKERS DROWNED.
The How Boat Could Not MakeSbciter
When the Storm Came Up.
Port Huron, Mich., Aug. 20. During the
prevalence of a equall and bard rain last
e cuing on the St. Clair Kiver, near Mary
vllli, a rowboat containing four pereons
waB uieet, and all were drowned. Then
name s are:
Mrs. Michael Dernfg.
MIes Edith Collier.
Mies Colia Chonlskl.
Tho party was returning from a picnic at
Stag Island, and seeing the storm ap
proaching, -were trying to make shelter.
The young ladles were about 20 years
of age. Mrs. Dernfg leaves a husband and
two children. None of tho bodies have
STRIKING AGAINST DUBAST.
Will Not Work With the Father of
the Alleged Murderer.
Ban Francisco, Aug. 29. All parties In
the Duraut trial expect by the middle of
next week the taking of testimony will be
well under way. The police have another
witness, Alexander Zengcr, a member of
Zenger saw Dumnt and Minnie Williams
together In front of Emanuel Church on the
night of April 12. The special venire of 76
citizens was barren of results to-day. An
other special venire of 75 was ordered for
The workmen In the shoe factory where
Duraut's father la employed struck because
the proprietor has refused to discharge Du
rant. Tho strikers were discharged.
ASKS FOR INVESTIGATION
American Bar Associatien Takes
Up the Indian Question.
Resolution Adopted Calling on the
Interior Department for a State
ment of Tribal Legal Conditions.
Detroit, Mich., Aug. 29. Tills mcrnlng's
session of the American Bar Association
was principally taken up with reports of
standing and special committees. The com
mittee on expression and classification had
no report to offer.
Trof. Bradley Thayer made a verbal re
port for the committee on Indian legisla
tion, in which he said the Indians were
even In a worse condition than ever.
The state of affairs, owing to the lack
of legislation n some of the reservations,
was deplorable, nnd he cited the recent
events in connection with the Bannock
Indian troubles to show the need of
legislation. I'rot. Bradley Tuajer offered
tbe following resolution, which wasnyoptcd:
Resolved, That the committee oil Indian
legislation bo Instructed to ask the Secre
tary of the Interior that an early investiga
tion be made into the legal condition of
the tribal Indians and other persons re
siding on the Indian reservations to the
end that a government of law and the ad
ministration of Justice by courts may be
extended to tlice parts of the country at
the earliest practicable moment.
THOUGHT IIKK HUSBAND DEAD.
Mrs. Hn-iMll Married Again, Hut Slio
Pro Ml Herself a True Wife.
Deer Isle, Me., Aug. 29. Violet Ilasklll,
whose strange course In marrying Prof.
Brister, of Cincinnati, while her husband,
Everett Basklll, lay at death's, door in this
towu, has come back, and is at the bedside
of the man Eho was said to have deserted.
She says she is going to nurse him back to
health ami then set him up in business.
She says tha t- when her husliand was sup
posed to bo dying, he consigned her and her
child to the care of Prof. Brister, and that
she did not marry tho latter until she had
received a letter from her husband's
brother, announcing Haskill's death. She
produced this letter, and her husband said
it was I n his brother's handwriting.
OPENED THIRTEEN CELLS.
Twelve Prisoners Escaped by the
Unlocking of One Bolt.
Geneva, IlL. Aug. 29. Twelve prisoners
broke Jail late last night. Two were cap
tured, but UnMJtIiersnrestillatlarge. Their
names are "Prairie Jim" O'Brien, Arthur
Olark, Ed Wood, Lewis Cluney, Fred Pung,
Dan Shell, a negro; John Smith, two men
whose names are Kelly and Henry, and
The escape was effected by reaching
through the bars and turning a bolt, which
opened thirteen cells. Men are in hot pur
suit In every direction.
Quick Work of Wells Fargo Detec
fives on a Railroad Robbery.
San Francisco, Cab, Aug. 29. Wells
Fargo detectives discovered yesterday
$11,530 of the Kl.000 stolen from the
Southern Pacific near Swingle's Station
in October last.
A few days ago they found two empty
coin sacks. tliat had contained $40,000 of
the plunder, and whicii It was supposed
bad been found and carried off by tramps.
The search will bo -continued near the
spot where Bandit Brady had said his
chum had burled the treasure. To-day's
discovery accounts for all but $1,500 of
CHOLERA IN EUROPE.
London, Aug. 29. A Berlin dispatch to
the Standard says that there are two fresb
cases of cholera and one death from the
disease at Tarnopol, Gallcia. The inhab
itants have been warned not to drink the
water ot the Sereth River, which has been
pro ed to contain cholera microbes.
London, Aug. 29. The Times reports
an alleged case of cholera in Wandsworth,
Not Sixteen to One.
New Tork, Aug. 29. Twelve of the
largest silverware manufacturers in the
country, it was announced yesterday, rep
resenting millions of dollars In the aggregate
annual production of silver, have increased
the price ot sterling silver flat ware ten
cents an ounce, the advance to go Into ef
fect at once.
Bismarck Taking the Waters.
London, Aug. 29. A Vienna dispatch,
which the Dally News publishes to-day,
says that Prince Bismarck will go to Gas
tcin, a well-known Austrian watering
place, on September 17. The dispatch
adds that the prince's decision causes great
surprise, as the climate at Gastein In the
autumn is notoriously' Inclement.
wmwm$ it IJjaiF V. life8
Will GO JOJPITTSBURG
Smoky City Secures the Next
ON SOCIAL OUTLNGS TO-DAY
While tho District of 'Columbia Con
tingent Made the Finest Display In
Farad- and Drill, tlio California ns
Excelled in Lavish Expenditure of
the Wlueot Their Country.
Preclal to The Times.)
'Boston, Mass , Aug. 29. To-day Olivet
Commandery, ot Salem, entertained amougg
Its guests Columbia Commandery, No. 2, of
Washington, and Washington Comman
dery, No. 1.
Upon the arrival of the visitors there
was a parade, after which carriages were
taken for two of Boston's beautiful beach
suburbs, Lynn and Nahant, and a train
for the Point of Pines, where dinner was
A more delightful programme for a hot
day could not have desired, and It was
greatly appreciated by all of tbe partici
pants. Tho Columbia Commandery, No. 2, of
Washington, will not disperse until Sat
urday, as some of tho members intend to
take a Eta trip to Halirax, and some will
return after taking in Saratoga.
Tho late comers of the party have only
to thank themEelvcsIf they havemisscd their
share of the 15,000 bottles of wine and
8,000 baEkets of fruit, which have been dis
pensed by California Commandery, No. 1.
This commandery secured the Park Hotel,
adjoining tho Parker Houec, and decorated
It boautlfuJly iThe tables were laden wltti
tho most delicious fruit, and with pack
ages of champagne. At the doors a long
line was In waiting all the time.
The Washington people have enjoyed
themselves heartily. The weather has been
propitious and they have made the most of
it. Last night many attended the reception
of St. Omer Commandery, of South Boston,
and also that ot Washington Commandery,
No. 1, Potomac and Do Molay attending
the latter as organizations. De Molay, of
Boston, entertained the De Molay com
manderies at Nantasket Beach. Boston
Commandery entertained royally at Horti
cultural Hall. Caterer Wise prepared for
3,000, but was taxed for almost double
that number. It is said that this com
mandery spent $20,000 during theconclave.
TbeKnlghts Templar arc taking no where
near as much interest In the historic places
of Boston as did the Christian Endcavorers.
That is, they show much less desire to visit
them, whether it bo because their Interest
Is really les3. or because they have enough
to do without inspecting the inscriptions
The old Bouth Meeting House has been
visited by many people this week Tem
plars and otherwise but yesterday after
noon, 'when the greatest cro wd might
have been expected, It' was closed for the
Old South lecture. The custodian of tbe
old Stale house says that Monday the rooms
of the Bostonlan Society were visited by
about '2,000 people. An ordinary day sees
only 200 or 3 00.
Sultan Commandery, of New Bedford,
entertained St. Bernard Commandery, of
Saginaw, Mich., and Mount Olivet Com
mandery, of Erie, Pa. Tho visitors were
given a harbor excursion and shore dinner
at Fort Phoenix.
South Shore Commandery entertained
Forest City Commandery, of Cleveland,
at Quincy and Melville gardens.
Cambridge Commandery took Wasblng
dery, No. 2, of Atchison, Kans., and ladies;
to Silver S prlng, B. L, for a fish dinner.
The local knights are keeping open
boon and. entertaining tnourandi of the
Tbe Triennial Committee ot the Grand
Secretary of State Olney.
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Commandery of Massachusetts and Rhode
Island will give a graedtbanquet at the
Vendome to-night to .Most Eminent Sir
Hugh McCurdy, grand master, and the
officers and members iof'tte grand en
campment of tbe United States.
CHOSE THEIR C1TT.
I'lttslmrg Secures the lulghtM' Con
clave for 1898.
Boston, Aug. 29. At this morning's
session of the twenty-sixth; triennial con
clave of the grand encampment ot Knights
Tcnjpla,r,pf tie Uuit-d Stat, it was voted
that the next conclave be hdd In Pittsburg,
Deputy Grand Master Warren La Rue
Thomas, of Majsville, Ky., was elected
to succeed most Eminent sir Hugh McCur
dy ns grand master.
The visiting -sir knights continued their
social festivities to-day in the shape of
excursions to neighboring towns nnd cities,
receptions. Inspection of the park system,
drives through the suburbs, Ac.
Golden Gato Commandery, San Fran
cisco, visited Brockton, where they were
entertained by Bay State Commandery,
who took them to Plymouth Rock.
HELPED PERRY; ESCAPE
Charge Against Miss Haswell,
Arrested at the Depot v Where Sbo
Was Being Welcoined'byFrlcnds.
Taken to I'oughlteepslo.
Troy, IT. Y., Aug. 29.-&iiss jitnene J5.
Haswell, city missionary? was arrested
at the Union depot this mcfnlng by Officer
T. J. Furlong, a member ol tbe New Tork
Central and Hudson Rivei&ailroad police
Tbe officer was armed, svltb a warrant
charging Miss Haswell wilh aiding the es
cape of Oliver Curtis Perrty the train rob
ber, from Mattewan Asylu
Miss Haswell arrived
tin Troy from
Ocean Grove yesterday
,tihe went to
Hoosick falls .to visit bet
E-Kcacb, her -attorney.
ifled her to ap-
pear In Troy. this mornli
to allow the
officer to serve, the warran
A number of promineii
cstcd In church work well
omed Miss Has-
wen after tbe officer hadjserved tbe war
rant. Officer Furlong deplrted for Pough
kecpsie with his prisoner during the morn
ON HUMAN FLESH.
How Two Houmaniuiit-Trnlners Fed
Budapest, Aug. 29. Twp Roumanian
trainers and exhibitors of performing bears,
have been arrested InDebreczin, in the
Halduclr district ot Hungary, charged
with having -fed their animals on human
flesh. - ,
In the course of thcTrexoniinatlnn the
men admitted that they hpd killed four
boys, cut their bodies Inb'iSieces, and fed
their bears with the flesh! The confession
ot tbe prisoners has amused popular in
dignation to the highest pitch.
Thirteen Sailors Drowned.
Berlin, Aug. 29. The German torpedo
boat. No. 4L, capsized and sankJn theNnrth
Sea yesterday. Thirteen tjt her crew were
Paris, Aug! '29. The Malm advises that
Great Britain' and Brazil submit the Ques
tion ot possession of the Island ot Trinidad
to arbftratiort t
Horo Gold Goings
New TorkTAug. 29?-It ls'announced that
W. H, Crossman A Bro. will ship $1,000,
000 gold to Europe on Saturday.
Extra for labor Day.
Steamer Richmond will leave same a
regnlarschadule, 0 ft.nL
THIS OF HOLMES DEEDS
Confederate Allen's Startling
Story of the Murders.
CRIME FOLLOWED ON OEIME
Holmes' Ca.tlo Was Plnnned for and
Dedicated to beat h The l'lace Was
to nave Been Dnplicated In Fort
Worth, But People Were Carious.
Minnie Williams' Love.
Lime Rock, Ark., Aug. 29. J. C. Allen,
alias Caldwell, the horsethicf, now serving
a ten-year sentence in the penitentiary
here, has made a statement to Warden
Moore regarding bis knowledge of H.
II. Holmes and bis operations.
In the course of his statement he said
that -lie met Holmes in Tennessee in 1892,
employed at the factory for three mouths
and traveled around with him a good deal.
He says he met Pitczel in Chicago later,
and Minnie Williams, who was living
with Holmes as bis wife, at u meeting of
Allen, Holmes, Pltezcl, and Minnie Wil
liams In St. Joseph, Mo., Allen says:
"The Minnie Williams' property in
Fort Worth was then and there deeded to
me for Minnie Williams. The deal was
made with the distinct understanding that
it was to be a swindling operation.
' CRIME COOLY PLANNED.
"It was my opinion that Minnie Williams
was persuaded or scared into making the
transfer of the property by Holmes. In a
few days the property was transferred by
me to Pltezcl, but I was not present when
the 'deal' was made. Holmes making the
transfer without my knowledge or con
sent." "I could mention other such cases of crime
committed in the "castle" and discussed
in my presence by Holmes and Quintan,
but these are sufficient, except one, nnd
that was ot Anuio Williams.
"Holmes and Quinlan coolly discussed the
mannerofhermurdertome. Holmes' version
was that sho was knocked in the head with
a stool by Mlnnlo Williams, and then given
some drug by Holmes to make her die easy.
Tho cause of her killing, as explained by
Holmes, was that one of the girls must be
put out of tho way.andthathecould manage
Minnie easier than he could Annie.
MISS WILLIAMS LOVED HOLMES.
"Minnie Williams was crazy in love with
Holmes, and she was Jealous of her sister,
ns Holmes was paying her some attention,
too, and he took particular pains to increase
her Jealousy to work her up to the point of
"The death-trap in the 'castle' was
made by Quinlan who is a maron and
a negro man, whose name I have forgotten.
The Fort Worth building was to be mod
eled after the 'castle' In this respect, and
Quinlan was brought out there from Chi
cago to make the traps as the work pro
gresfed on the building. But people in
Fort Worth were to curious about teeing
and inspecting the work that little pro
gress was made in that direction up to
the time that we had to abandon the
"Quinlan is equally guilty with Holmes
In taking human life, Holmes doing the
planning and Quinlan the execution,
Quinlan -8 wife knowing all of their work
of this kind.
Then, Allen continues, the party, with
exception of Mite Williams, went to Fort
Worth, where they were Joined by Pat
rick Quinlan. The latter and Holmes,
talked of a plan to kill Pitczel, who had
$10,000 in insurance on hie life, because
be was drinking and apt. to talk too
mucb, and also knew too much. Fitezel
was born in Kanr as City.
MURDER AF TEB MURDER. j
Pitezel was to be "fixed" In Chicago.
Holmes asked Allen, the latter says, to
Insure bis life for $10,000, which Holmes
was to collect la bis own peculiar way,
but Allen would not do It. He declares
that he then parted company with Holmes
and has not seen him since. He absolutely
denies having participated in any of the
Allen says he last saw Minnie Williams
in St. Joseph, Mo., at tlio meeting referred
to. Holmes told her she must leave the
country for three or four years, and then
returnand claim her property on the ground
of It having been obtained from her fraud
ulently. Allen thinks she went to Uidla,
as he saw letters from her, and knows
Holmes sent $1,600 to her there.
Referring to the castle, Allen says:
"It was erected for a death trap, for I
heard Holmes and Quinlan talk about put
ting people out of the way. A stranger to
the city during tho World's Fair was de
coyed into that castle and murdered for his
money. He did not have as mucb money as
Holmes thought only $3,700.
EVEN A CHILD.
"A bright little boy was enticed Into the
castle during the Fair and held In a room
for five days for a reward for bis recovery.
No reward being offered, they were afraid
to turn him ou t , and the gas was turned into
bis room at night and he was suffocated.
"I could mention other such cases of crime
committed in the 'tastle' and discussed In
my presence by Holmes and Quinlan, but
these are sufficient, except one, and that
was of Annie Williams. I was not in Chi
cago when she was killed, but was at tbe
'castle' two or three days afterward.
"Holmesand Quinlan coolly discussed the
manner of ber murder to me. Holmes'
version was that she was knocked In the
head with a stool by Minnie Williams,
Ler die easy. The cause of her killing, as
explained by Holmes, was that one of the
girls must b? put out of tb e way and that be
could manage Minnie easier than he could
LOOKING INTO HOLT'S WILL
Attorney McCord, Nephew of Miss
Lizzie Hynes, in the City.
Ho Knous Nothing, About a Will, But
Always IIHietcd One Existed and
That Tills One Is Genuine.
C. C. MiCord,-ot Sprlngfild, Ky., an
attorney, and a nephew of Miss Lizzie
Hynes, one of the two beneficiaries un
der the mysterious will of Judge Holt,
arrived in the city at 10:30 o'clock" this
After registering at the Ebbltt House,
he went to the office of tlie?egister of wills,
and made k nown h Is identity to Col. Wright.
Mr. McCord is armed with a full power
of attorney from his client and aunt, and
will Immediately begin taking such steps
as developments In the case may require,
lll-s iljrjes' nephew made a careful in
spection of the will. He said he knew noth
ing about it, however. Tbe first intimation
they had of the 'finding of the will was the
accounu given of it in the newspapers.
After a consultation with his aunt Mr.
McCord came on.
He bad neither communicated with the
Throckmortons In New Tork, nor with
Washington Holt , one ot tbe next of kin and
a favorite -of Sc maker of the will, who
lives In Breckinridge county, Ky.
"My aunt is as mucb In the dark about
this will as any one," said Mr. McCord to
The Times reporter, "though she always
believed that a will would turn up.
Her mother was a sister of Judge Holt's
first wife. Sho was greatly liked by her
aunt, and the Judgo became somewhat at
tached to her. I do not know that he edu
cated her, but he subscribed to ber sup
port while his first wife lived. Repeatedly
before her last illness and on her deathbed
Miss Hynes' aunt made her husband prom
ise to care for Lizzie and to make provision
for her In his will.
"Up to the time of his death he sent her
periodical allowances cither at Intervals of
ono monthort-hree, Idon'trememberwhich.
On these occasions be repeatedly wrote
letters, in several of which he stated that
ho had provided for her by will."
"Ono of thetc letters I have with me. It
was written -In 1885 and assures my aunt
that she was remembered in hergodfathcr's
will. Ho never, however, mentioned, this
specific wiU ot 1873."
"We never had any Intimation that
there was a will dated January 1, I860:
In fact neither my aunt nor myself be
lleeve such a will was made. He was in
correspondence with her at the time, but
never made mention of such a testament."
Mr. McCord will consult with Mr.
Devlin, the executor, named under the
will, to-day, and will employ a Washington
attorney to assist him in the prosecution ot
the matter. He expressed his intention
to sec that his aunt got everything that
was rightfully due her.
Col. Wright to-day continues to await the
moves ot the interested parties in tho
affair. He has not received" a word from
Mr. Devlin, who slated Monday that ho
would immediately petition that tbe will
be admitted to probate.
r ROBING ZELLA'S LIFE.
The Gould-Nlcolaus Trial Tromlses
to Be Interesting.
Wabash, Ind., Aug. 29. riummer &
King, the local attorneys who represent
George J. Gould in the suit for $40,000
brought against him by Zella Nicolaus,
have been notified by the New York lawyers
who have charge of the case that the depo
sitions would be taken in this city Sep
tember 3, beginning at 10 a. m.
About twelve or fifteen persons will be
examined, and all tbe facts obtainable
relating to Zclla's life here will be se
cured. The attorneys say that the case will
hardly be called for trial before October 1.
For Murdering Mother and Babe.
Seattle, Wash., Aug. 29. Judge Hume,
of the superior court, has sentenced Henry
Craemerto be hanged November 1 for mur
dering Mrs. Phillppina Mueller and babe.
The murder was a brutal one, and was com
mitted for $200 about eighteen months
ago. It will be the second legal execution
In the history of the county.
Mr. Craig Returns.
Third Asistnnt Postmaster General Kerr
Craig returned to his desk this morning
after ten days spent in North Carolina and
partly in Atlanta in connection with the
Postofficc exhibit at the exposition.
District Attorney Appointed.
The Attorney General to-day appointed
Frank G.Flnlayson.ot Los Angeles, assist
ant United States district attorney for the"
Extra for Labor Day.
Steamer Richmond win leave same a
regular schedule, 9 a.m.
DIED 10 MlflllS DEBTS
J. W. Yakey Jumped Into the
River and Left Insurance.
EXPLAINED ALL IN A LETTE3
It Recites Ills Indebtedness to Various
Parties and Expresses a Wish Tliat
Ills Creditors Caii All Be Satisfied.
Had Often Slwken of Taking; Hi
Life Body Not Recovered. i--
John W. Takey. a commission merchant
at 901 Louisiana avenue, committed sui
cide about 9:30 o'clock this morning by
Jumping Into the Potomac from a row
boat off the arsenal.
T. Kilter, who keeps a boathousc at the
fool ot Seventh street, notified Capt. Dean,
who Is in charge or the police boat, that a
man had hired a boat from him about 9
o'clock, and that he had Just found the boat
drifting in the river without an occupant.
In the bottom of the boat was found the
hat, coat and vest, which Mr. Ritter recog
nized as belonging to the man who bad
hired the boat a few minutes before.
On the inside of the hat Capt. Dean found
a card on which was written, "John W.
Yakey, 210 Eleventh street southwe"
This was the firit indication of the Identity
of the missing man.
A BOTTLE OF LAUDANUM.
A further search through the clothes
revealed a bottle of laudanum, unopened;
a round trip ferry ticket to Alexandria,
purchased this morning; $1.30 in change,
and a few trinkets.
Capt. Dean turned these articles over to
Inspector Hollinberger, whu will hold them
awaiting an investigation.
As soon as satisfied that the man had
drowned himself, the officer went to
Yakey's place of buslnes.-, which Is
at No. 901 Louisiana avenue. When ho
reached the store he found Mrs. Yakey.
anxiously awaiting her husband'., return.
Capt. Dean was the first one to break
to her the news of the sad affair, nis
wife could scarcely credit the report at
first, and when she finally realized what
had happened became hysterical. She was
conveyed to ber home a few minutes
later in a carriage.
LEFT A LETTER.
A search among Mr. Yakey's papers In
the office safe disclosed a letter written,
on yesterday, in which the dead man clearly.
Indicated nispurposeto commitsuiclde.
It was addressed to bis wife, and after
reciting bis indebtedness to various par
ties, and a desire that all his Just debts
sboald be paid out of his life Insurance,
he bade her an affectionate farewell,
committing ber to God's keeping.
The letter was inclosed In a yellow en
velope and addressed to Mrs. Ida Yakey,
216 Eleventh street south west.
The only reason given why Mr. Yakey
should have taken bis life was bis financial
condition. His business has been quite
dull for some months, and he has been
repeatedly heard to say during the past
month that death was the only thing which
would relieve him of his troubles.
He Is said to have made use of the same
expression to his wife on leaving homo
this morning, who tried in every way to
dissuade him from the Idea.
WAS "G0LNG FOR A SWIM."
Daniel Dogans, a colored porter, who has
who has been employed by Mr. Yakey
for over nine years, was seen by a Times
reporter a short time after the suicide,
and said that Mr. Yakey came to bU place
of business about 8:30 this morning, but
left a short time after saying that be was
going down to take a swim. Tbe porter re
garded his remark in the light of a joke,
an thought nothing more of Wa matter.
E. C. Ford, whe keepsb a stand in the
Center Market, who was an intimate friend
of the drowned man, wasalsoseennndsaid
that Yakey told liini on yesteruiy that
he wanted him to look after his alfalfa and
to see that bis debts were tiaid.
HAD STEADY" HABITS.
John W. Yakey wasbornlnLeesburg.Lou
doun County, Va.. and came to this city
about sixteen years ago. He has for the
past ten years conducted a commission
business on Louisiana avenue under the
firm name ot Yakey and Snouffer.
Ho was regarded as a man of steady hab
its and held the respect of the business com
munity. Tha body had not been found up
to a late hour this afternoon, although the
police boat Blackburn commenced to drag
for It Ehorlly after the accident happened.
A reward has also been offered by tbw
dead man's widow for tho recoery of the
Mr. Yakey was said to be insured in tbe
National Union Life Insurance Company
Germany's Products In Japan.
London, Aug. 29. The corrt-poiwlenti
of tbe Standard at Berlin learns that at the
suggestion of the German envoy at Totio
and of the Prussian minister of commerce,
the central committee of German manu
facturers Is about to publish a periodical
In Japanese, in order to advertise Germaa
Gennanproducts in Japan.
Zwnluwe Threatened by Fire.
Rotterdam, Aug. 29. rire started In the
town of Zwnluwe, near this city, last even
ing, and Is still burning. Thus far forty
three houses have been destroyed The In
habitants are taking refuge in the railway
sheds and in the open fields. Zwaluwe is
a town of about 4,000 inhabitants.
Spaniards Deny It.
Havana, Aug. 29. The alarmlrg news
received yesterday that 3,000 insurgect3
had taken Fomeuto and Puerto Principe
is officially declared to be untrue.
Qood Times Corner.
Hagerstown, Md., Aug. 29. The direc
tors of the Crawford Bicycle Manufacturing
Company, of Hagerstown, Lave ordered a
dlstrlbutiouof $10,C00out or the profits of
the company to thel r employes
Tho distribution will be made pro rata,
according to the standing of the workmen,
and will Include all those who have been
employed at the factory for three months
or longer in the past year unless discharged
In addition, the directors decided to
vauce the wages of their day workers 10
per cent. The $10,C00 will be paid on
the next two pay days. Between 600 and
700 hands are employed. The force will
"be Increased to 1.0CO as scon as the ex
tensive additions now making to the
factory are completed.
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