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WASHINGTON, D. C., SATURDAY MORNING, JULY 6, 1S95 EIGHT PAGES.
ONE CENT.
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For Everybody.
WD Take You
into other lands; among- interesting-
"home things" you
haven't noticed before; in
sight of the latest fads; into
other people's thoughts.
twin Cost You
the Three Cents charged for
the Sunday Times.
tVhy Then Not Take
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To-morrow ?
YOU'LL LIKE TO READ ABOUT:
Me Sam's Cash Sox,
what it contains, and how
it's guarded.
A Statue fluffs Ridiculed.
It's the colossal one of Wash
ington. The story of it.
Were Washington Flirted.
Something- about the old
CarTysle House.
Tiie Parisian Loan Bureau.
Particularly appropriate
when Washington is hoping
to have one.
did Clothes Hearty Immortal.
How thej' are twisted, turned,
made over and sold.
The
Separate
Colored
Picture
will again be a feature to-morrow.
But there's to be other pic
tures, too. All the "fads and
fancies articles" will be illus
trated as usual. The usual Sun
day paper space prominence and
excellence will be given to
Society,
Sports,
Organizations,
Fiction.
The 'SUndau Times.
HELD M A LIVE WIRE
Thomas Alward Burned and Other
wise Hurt at Chevy Chase.
Flvo Hundred Volts or the Elcctrlo
Cnrront Pushed Through Him.
Consequences Not Serious.
Thomas Alward. an engineer and elec
trician omployed at tbo Chevy Chase rail
way power bouse, was badly shocked and
burned about 1 o'clock yesterday after
noon while working among several heavily
charged wires In the engine room.
Alward was walking about under the
wires repairing a derectlve steam pipe when
his cap came in contact with a wire.
He raised his head and thoughtlessly
threw his bands up as If to push aside tbo
conductor. The right band came In contact
with the wire and like a thunderbolt COO
volts of electricity passed through him,
while the muscles of bis band contracted,
causing him to grasp the live wire.
For a moment he was stunned and bung
by one arm from the wire, the other hand
grasping the Iron pipe, wblcb acted as a
negative conductor as deadly as the over
head wire.
In a moment the short circuit caused
by the passage of tbo subtle riuid through
the man's body began to beat tbo wire
near tbe engineer's hand, and finally melted
it, allowing tbo limp body to fall to tbo
floor.
When found a few minutes later by
another employe Alward was in a semi
conscious condition. Near bim lay tbo
broken wire, epltting sparks.
-As quickly as po&siblo Alward was
brought to the city and taken to tbe
Emergency Hospital, where Dr. Dessez
examined him. Both hands, It was found,
wore horribly burned, the flesh on tho
palms being literally cooked and tho nails
of the Uiumbs scorched off. The passage
of tbo current through his body, which
offered n resistance, had also increased
nis temperature to such an extent that
bis condition resembled somewhat that
caused by sunstroke, and the biceps of
both arms wore strained badly by tbo
abnormal contraction.
After being treated atjbe hospital the
unfortunate man wa6 taken to his home, No.
1C18 Caroline street northwest. HJs con
dition was reported as not being serious at
the time of his dismissal from the hospital.
Heretofore a current of electricity up to
000 volte has not been considered danger
ous by some electricians, but its intensity
may be understood when It Js known
that it would require such a current to
burn twelve arc lamps.
Irvine's Trial Begun.
Lexington, Ta., July 5. The case of the
Commonwealth vs. C. W. IrvineTTndicted
on several counts as being a party to tho
rotmtng or the bank ofLexington of $54,000
by overdrafts through connivance with
his business partner, Charles II. FIggat,
tho defaulting cashierof the bank and now a
fugitive from justice, came up in the county
court to-day and developed general in
terest. Theapparentweaknessoftbcprose
cutor's case is a matter of surprise and com
ment. Second Hotel Fire Victim Hecovered.
Lynn, Mass., July B. Tho body of a
second victim of the Sagamore Hotel block
tiro was recovered to-day and was Identi
fied as that of James H. Winslow. Tho
other victim was identified as Harley F
Hicka. ,
mm rapid career
Countess d'Ursini's Costly Hus
band Is Suing His Sister.
MOTHER LEFT MUCH MONEY
Claims That Her Estate Was Worth
5208,000, But Ho Has Only Ho
oelved 0,000 as His Share Adven
tures of n Talented Man Who Has
Thro vn His Life A way.
3ST. Walterman P. Bagaley. who has
had a somewhat meteoric career, nsked
yesterday In court that hiB sister bo
called upon to account for the settlement
of hie mother's estate. He says she
left about 208,000 and be has received
loss thnn 50,000 with notice recently
that nothing more is coming to him.
lie wants to know why.
Mr. Bagaley Is about firty years old
and In spite of much dissipation tbows
that he had been an exceedingly hand
sumo man when younger Ho Is defend
ant in a suit for divorco now pending
and ban been previously divorced
TIip complainant in the present, case is
Mrs. Oiga Bagaley, slaughter of the Count
Urslnl, of Genoa. Italy. She Is living with
Mrs. Williams, at No 905 M ttrteet north
west who Is a relative of her hus-band, but
sympathizes with the wife.
His si.jer, who is called upon to answer
by the petition riled by Mrs Uagaley yes
terday, is a writer and urtlht, now living
at Floreuco. Italy
LEARNED HIS CHARACTER.
Mr. Bagaley married Miss llamie Living
ston, of this city. It was not long, however,
before she learned that his home life made
him frequently the complete antithesis of
what hhe had known him. Two children
were born to them, but this did not. stay
tbe ravages of dissipation that were destined
to destroy their home
Flnallv he ivent abroad to his parents
In Italy. At Genoa he met the beautiful
young Countess Olgn d'UisIni. The countess
becatuo infatuated with him. It was ex
plHlned that he was already married In
Aiuuricu She agreed to wait till ho
could becurc u divorce.
Proceedings were begun here, and the
Washington wife, only too glad to be
free, made no opposition. A decree was
granted about fifteen years ago. Mrs
Bagaley soon afterward married Dr An-I
dcrson and took her children to her new '
home, where ishe fctlll lives, happy and re
spected. Mr Bagaley and the Countess d'Urslnl
were married, and the young Italian wife
soon discovered the same woes that had
broken up the American home Neverthe
less, so much was she attached to her hus
band, and to brilliant was ho when free
from liquor and opium, that she strove 1
to reform him
SPENT SG0.000 ON HIM.
She spent money freely in the effon.
In the total about $50,000 About a year
ago, with tho hope that he might do betU'r
In his own landrshe consented to come
to America. They lauded in Philadelphia.
Three children had come to brighten their
home
With these they came over last fall from
Philadelphia to live In Washington Hero
Mr Bagaley met again on the street his
former wife. His vagrant fancy returned
to his old love, and he Insisted on calling
and In spending money on his children
in her care
Mrs Anderson was much annoyed, and
appealed to her husband Mrs Bagaley,
finally broken down by this last cruelty,
entered suit for divorce, and on December
10 Inst, with Campbell Carrington as nU
lorney, she charged the many Instances
of maltreatmeut in Italj and here. Her
two servants brought from Italy were
among tho principal witnesses.
Mr Bagaley, in the midst of wild dissipa
tion, was put In St Elizabeth's There ho
partially recovered and employed J. J.
Johnson to defend bis divorce suit. His
answerwnstbatbehad not a divorce Indue
form from his Washington wire and that,
his pres.ent-.vlfe had taken money due him
from his motner's estate and had him put
in the asylum
PREVIOUS DIVORCE REGULAR
The testimony in the cac is all In and
it is said shows that his previous divoreo
Is entirely regular nnd that he authorized
his wife to takcthc money fromhlsmolher'a
est at o
The paper filed yesterday says his sister
Minnie and Richard McAllister were to
settle the estate of his mother, who died
In 1SS3 She left! he claims, stocks,
bonds aud Missouri land worth S20S.O0O
Richard McAllister Is dead and Miss
Minnie Is io sole charge of the property
Mr Bagaley says ho has received Io all
ST..493. ab follows: In 1893 at different
times $3,801. In 1894 $2,820. and on April
10 last SC72 With the last payment,
which came from C, C. Lancaster ae his
6lster's attorney, he says he has Just
learned he was given notice that nothing
more was due. Be asks that his sister bo
culled upon to file full accounts.
ATJCUSTIN BALT SUED.
Harry Mlnerharces H-lai "With
False Representation.
Now York, July 0. Henry C. Miner has
brought suit In the superior court against
Augustln Daly to recover SO.000 damages
for alleged false and fraudulent represen
tation. Mr. Minor alleges that he entered Into
an agreement with Daly on February 5,
1889, by wbich Daly 60ld him tho exclu
sive rights to produce tho play of "Roger
La Honto" in the "United States and Can
ada for one year, be paying $5,000.
Minor also alleges that Instead of "Roger
La Honto" being an original production,
It was a dramatization of a published
book, and Daly did not possess exclusive
right to produce it.
Daly'6 counsel applied for an order com
pelling Miner to furnish a bill of particu
lars. Judge McAdani denied tbe appli
cation to-day. Daly will not have to
plead to tbe complaint.
CONVENTION OF THE ELKS.
Ten Thousand Members of the Order
Expected to Attend.
Atlantlo City, N. J., July 5. Atlantlo
City has already assumed galaattlrefor the
meeting or the Benevolent Protective Order
of Elks, to be held here next Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday.
Many delegates have already arrived,
and Grand Exalted Ruler E. B. Hay and
the other grand officers will take up their
headquarters ut the United States Hotel
tomorrow.
The indications point to the largest meet
ing of the order ever held and a low esti
mate places the number of members ex
pected at 10,000.
McAdoo Admires Little Bhody's Boys.
Newport, R. I., July 5. Assistant Sec
retary of the Navy, McAdoo, arrived hereon
board tbe dispatch boat Dolphin from New
London and inspected the .Rhode Island
naval reserves iu command of Lieut. H.L.
Willoughby.
Mr. McAdoo pronounced them to be
the best drilled force yet visited by blm and
gave orders that the boat Cushlog bo placed
at their disposal for practice. Mr. Mc
Adoo will leave for Boston Sunday.
But There Are Thousands of Citizens Who Will Not Stand Idly By
and See This Done.
TROOPS FORCED TO FIGHT
Cuban Insurgents Worsted in a
Quarrel With Spanish Soldiers.
Trains Fired On, Wires Cut and
Houses Burned by Revolutionists
"Under Pedro, Garcia and Llso.
Havana, July 5. A railroad passenger
train filled with men. women, and children
bound for this city, was fired upon by a
band of insurgents to day. Only one of the
passengers was wounded.
The plantation of Esperanzn, near Santo
Domingo, In tho Sagua la Grande district
of the province of Santa Clara, has been at
tacked by fifty insurgents, who veized all
the arms and afterward plundered a store
at Muela Qulcta.
They cut the telegraph and telephone
wires communicating with Santo Domingo
for a distance of one league, Interrupting
communication between that town and the
country In which they aro operating. The
Insurgents were commanded by Pedro,
Garcia, and Llso. A detachment of troops
has been sent In pursuit of them.
The Insurgents have also burned several
houses at Tiarraba,"iiot far from the city of
Santiago de Cuba, their intention being to
cause the garrison to leave the fort and
start In pursuit or them.
Just us the troops did leave tho fort,
the Insurgents opened fire on it and kept
up firing for two hours. At the expiration
of that time the Insurgents were compelled
to retire, leaviog mauy dead and wounded
on the field
Information has been received herefrom
Caracas. Venezuela, to tho effect that
many revolutionists aro tbero preparing
to attempt a landing on the coast of Cuba
uod that others have already left Caracas
for these shores.
The soldiers who have been -operating
against the Insurgents commanded by An
tonio Maceo. noticed many negroes with
rings In their noses. They aro supposed
to be Haytlans.
A battalion of volunteers is being formed
at Porto Rico and as soon as it is up to
the required strength it will be sent here to
assist the volunteers in co-oporatlou with
the government, the captain general of
Porto Rico, having previously given his
permissloa.
GREAT LUMBER COMBINE.
Million and a Quarter Incorporated in
Southern Pine Traffic.
Savannah, Oa., June 5. Articles of in
corporation'for tbo Southern Pine Company
of New York City; William Hogencamp.ot
New Jersey, John Flannery, Samuel P.
Hamilton and B. A. Denmark, of Savannah.
Charles S. Faircbild and James Stillmore,
The capital stock alread paid in full is
of Georgia wore applied for here to-day.
The petitioners aro Henry P. Talrnadge,
$1,250,000, with prlvilcgo or increasing to
$5,000,000. Under the charter there will
bo a combination of tho big lumber plants
or Stillwlll. Millen & Co.. J. J. McDonough
Co., J.K Clark LumborCompany.andother
largo Georgia concerns, valued at several
million dollars.
Liberty Bell For Atlanta.
Philadelphia, July 5. Tho Sons of tho
Revolution held a meeting this afternoon
to formulate plans for tho prevention of the
proposed trip of tho old Liberty Bell to
the Atlanta Exposition.
A committee was appointed to wait on
Mayor Warwick, which they did later in the
day, in an erfort to induco him to join in
tho opposition to tbo bell's removal. The
executive, however, was of the opinion that
ir the bell was taken to Georgia, it would
prove an invaluablo lession In patriotism
and knit tbe north and the south in a
closer union.
Minors Burled Tjy Falling Rock.
Hnzleton, Pa., July 5. While leaving
Jeansvllle, No. 1 slope, to-night, Jacob
Buresky, Michael McClosky and John
Suresky were buried by a fall of rock.
McClosky and John Suresky were rescued
alive, but they are probably fatally In
jured. Several hours later Jacob Suresky's
body was recovered. He had been dead
for some time.
Peary Hellef to- Advance.
St. Johns, N. F., July 5. The crankshaft
of thestenmer Kite, which conveys thePeary
relief expedition arrives to-morrow, and It
Is' expected that she will bo ready to sail
northward on Tuesday or Wednesday.
PERILS OF A GAS FIGHT-
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IRISH MOST STAND ALONE
Massachusetts Nationalists Refuse
Aid to Brethren Home.
They Accuse Them of Putting Blind
Trubt in English Promises That
Go By Unfulfilled.
Boston, July 5..--Thc leaders of the Irish
Nationalists of this city, after consultation
with representatives of Nationalists In all
sections of the State, have adoptedasa motto
"No money to help the factions fight each
other," and have drawn up the following
address to Irishmen of Massachusetts:
"In thepresent deplorableconditlou ofthe
home rule movement in Ireland, it behooves
the Irishmen of the United States to make
no false step. Their action may cither add
to the present strife and turmoil or restore
union aud vitality iu the old land.
"Rival appeals have been sent to the
Irish people in America for funds to aid the
factious to fight each other at the polls.
Every dollar contributed for such purpose
might as well be flung intoa sewer or sent to
the English secret service fund. No man
of common sense can imagine that he Is
serving Ireland by helping to keep Irishmen
divided. t
"The home rule cause has gone back
steadily for the past three years through the
blind trust in English promises. The
Liberal government bnsnot fulfilled asiugle
one or the pledges it madeat the opening of
the session.
"Worse than all, It Insulted Ireland by
proposing to commemorate the wholesale
plunderandextorminationoftbelrishpeople
and the cold-blooded butcheries of Drogheda
and Wexford by erecting a statue out of
the public funds, to Oliver Cromwell.
"Why should you give your money to
disaster? Irelandneeds no money
to settle the question of policy and of union.
If she emerges from the electoral struggle
united In favor of the old policy of Parnell,
then she will need all the financial aid her
exiled sons can give her, and she will get
it without stint." ,"
LENZ'S FATE UNDOUBTED.
Further Confirmation of tho Report
That Ho Was Killed by Kurds.
Pittsburg, July 5. Another letter con
firming the death in Armenia or Frank
Lenz, the Pittsburg wheelman, who was
making a tour around the world, has been
received here by T. P.iLanghans'from a
missionary in ARia Minoy.
The name of the missionary is not given,
because his life would bo endangered if the
Turkish government shduid learn that he
was working on the casd. The mfssionary,
however, is working wIUi Sachtleben, the
St. Louis man who was sent out iu search
of Lenz.
The letter states that they have discovered
thatLenz was murderedby Turkish cavalry
officers high in. the" service of the Sultan
and for that reason the.wprklsattended with
great danger. t
The bell of Lenz's bidycle was found at
Teharouk. His mirror1, mail box, and
another box which he -is- known to have
carried, were found In 'the river between
Shamia nnd Musersta, while the tires of his
wheel were discovered at Tchclkhi, where
a Kurd was using them for asaddle girth.
The letter stated f urthlcr that Sachtleben
could find the remains of Lenz if it weresafe
to undertakethe work, butb wing to the high
standing of his murderers the task is too
dangerous and all further investigations
will have to be abandoned unless the govern
ment of the United States interferes and
gives protection.
Stricken "With Epilepsy.
William J. Kingsberry, a painter, resid
ingatNo. 812 Gstreetsoutheast.wasstricken
with epileptic fits on a. Seventh street car
about 3 o'clodk yesterday afternoon and
fell to the street.. He was removed in tho
police ambulance to the Emergency Hos
pital. Mashed Under a lTimJcr Pile.
Ernest Coleman, seven years of age, of
No. -1232 Second street southeast, had his
hand badly mashed under a pile of lumber
near his home last evening. The injuries
were dressed by Dr. Dessez.
Russo-Cbinese Loan Signed To-day.
St. Petersburg, July G The Russo-China
loan will be signed to-morrow and will be
a first charge on the maritime customs.
7--
life
FOUND I TRAIL OF BLOOD
Omaha's Trunk Mystery Cleared Up
at Last.
Detectives Discover Seljan's Lacer
ated Bod3-.ln tho River Police
Expect a Confession.
Omaha, Neb., July 5. The trunk murder
mystery, which has disturbed all Omaha
since Tuesday, was cleared up to-night,
when the frightfully mutilated body of the
victim, John E Seljan, was round in the
river and the prisoners first arrested
Matollikanand wife, AntonBeckovith, John
Urban and John Drubnltz were formally
charged with murder.
The prisoners still reruse to talk, but
the police expect a confession before morn
ing. The police struck a trail of blood, suf
ficient to be detected and followed It below
the city, where the body had been cast into
the river. It was found in an eddy a short
distance below the scene. The throat was
cut from ear to ear; the head was mashed
as with an axe and other parts of the body
were rrightrully lacerated.
It is now believedthenian was surrounded
by the murderers and, resisting, was slowly
hacked to pieces.
The first tangible clue to tho disposition
of Seljau's body was obtained this ufter
noon. A Bohemian lad who is employed
as a porter at a down-town hotel and who
occasionally acted as interpreter for the
police, claims to have discovered evidence
that the body was carried toward the
river. He camo to the police station at
noon with the Information that he had
discovered blood stains on the sidewalk at
Thirteenth and Pierco streets, and also
that on going to a vacant lot In the vicinity
or the Creighton College he had seen blood.
Be had chipped several pieces or blood
stained planks off which he brought with
him as evidence of his discovery.
Detectives wore despatched and sev
eral hours later the body was found.
Chief White's detectives have worked day
and night on the case ever since the rirst
report was received. None or them have
slept more than Tour or rive hours a day.
EVIDENCE FAVORS BROWN.
Autopsy in Boston Riot Case Tends to
Acquit Ono Prisoner.
Boston, July 5. narold G. Brown aod
John Ross, charged with tho killing of
John W. Willis, during the riot attending
the "Little Red School Bouse" parade In
the cast Boston district, were to-day ar
raigned in the district municipal court.
Judge Emmons continued tho caso until
July 12. The defendants were not ad
mitted to bail.
The autopsy on the body of Willis showed
that the bullet which caused his death was
from a thirty-two calibre revolver. Thl3
evidence, it Is believed, will clear narold
G. Brown of the shooting, as the revolver In
his possession wheu he was arrested was
a 3S calibre, John Ross, the other pris
oner, had a 32 calibre revolver with ono
of the chambers empty, when locked up.
Havana's Governmentr-Reorganlzed.
Tampa, Fla., July 5. Late news from
navana is that Campos has reorganized
tho city government, appointing on the
council eleven Conservatives, three Re
formists, and ,four Anatomists. The
mayoralty, It is said, was tendered a
prominent Cuban, but refused.
Baxter Shemwell on Trial.
Winston, N. C, July C Baxter Shemwell,
a prominent and wealthy citizen of Daviden
county, is now on trial in this county for
the murder last February of Dr.B. D.Payne,
a popular citizen of the county. The taking
of testimony began to-day.
BlS Price for Oil Wells.
Wheeling, W. Va., July 5. The Digby
Oil Company has sold tho Freedom well
and 1,400 acres of leases on the Ohio
side of the river near Sistersville to the
Eastern Oil Company, of New York, for
Sl-15,000.
Hev. Dr. O'Connell's Successor..
London, July G. Tho Chronicle's Rome
correspondent says that a committee of
tho archbishops of Baltimore, Boston, Now
York and Philadelphia have been requested
by tho Pope to propose "three candidates
for tho vacant post of rector of tho North
American College at Rome.
STRIKERS BURNING HOUSES.
West Virginia Miners Engaged in
the Destruction of Property.
Wheeling, W. Va., July G. A special
Just received Is to the effect that the
miners throughout the Elkhorn region
aro rioting, having burned houses and
committed other depredations.
Pittsburg, Pa., July 3. A special to the
Dispatch from Charleston, W. Va., an
aauoimces that Governor MacCorkle has
ordered the Second regiment under arms in
readiness to proceed to the Pocahontas
coal fields.
The miners with' Winchesters, forced 50
of the foreign laborers to quit work and
leave the field. Last night a band ot
armed strikers met tho Norfolk & Western
trains at Eckman and refused to allow
any one to leave tho coaches.
United States Marshal Garden was noti
fied and'he has ordered all the deputy mar
shals to mass at Huntington to-morrow in
order to protect the trams.
Another special from Huntington to
night says: The situation in Elkhorn
coal regiouis veryserioiis to-nightand Capt.
Adjutant Lyons of the Second regiment
has ordered all companies to assomble
and be ready to move th Elkhorn at a mo
ment's notice.
RACING MEN WILL PROTEST
Mass Meeting in Eichmond in Op
position to Alexander Island.
Powerful Effort to BeMadely Lovers
of Honest Racing Gov. O'Ferrall
.Till Aid the Cause.
(Special to the Times.)
Richmond, va., July 5. It has leaked
out here that a powerful effort avIII be
made In this city early In the Tall to break
up the low order of races at Alexander
Island in future. For quite a loDg while
there have been any number ot complaints
from 6portlug men all over the State, pro
testing against the abuses and general
nuisances at Alexander Island.
It is claimed that the last season at
that place has done a great deal toward
bringing racing in Virginia into disre
pute, and many efforts have been made
to remedy-the trouble. Gov. O'Ferrall
is believed to be a staunch opponent "of
the gambling and other lawlessness going
on at Jackson City and thereabouts, and
he will also use Ins influence to break up
the sporting abuses at Alexander Island.
Ho has frequently expressed himself
on this subject, being of tho opinion that
legitimate sporting in this State Is being
greatly degraded by reason ot the Influ
ence exerted by tbe racing people at
Alexander IMand. He has already signi
fied his willingness to Co-operate with
tho Washington Board of Trade in abol
ishing the operations in the locality named.
The plans by which the concerted effort
will ba operated have not yet been definitely
decided upon, but it is pretty well settled
that a big mass meeting will be held in
the Richmond Theater here, and all the
leading turfmen in the State will be invited
to take part in this meeting. Speeches will
be made setting forth the views of the
speakers and or the advocates oT legitimate
racing in regard to the matter, and the
meeting will be called upon toconsidersome
or tho recent abuses at Alexander Island.
An organization will be eKected for the
purpose of settling the details before the
legislature meet3 this fall and inducing
that body to amend or modify the laws in
such a way as to break up the abuses at
Alexander Island, and protect the Interests
of legitimate aud honest racing in the State.
It is believed that such a pressure will be
brought to bear upon the legislature
as to induce that body to set matters right,
and establish conditions or racing through
out the State which will preclude the unde
sirable measures recently practiced. Great
Interest is manirested In the rortbcomlng
meeting, and nearly every horseman in the
city is enthusiastically in favor of the move
ment. CHOYNSKl'S CHALLENGE.
Parson Dnvies Will Match Him
Against Steve OTJonnell.
AsburyPark.N. J , July 5. Thefollowlng
lottor was today sent to Mr. Al Smith at the
Gilsey House, New York, by "Parson"
Davios:
"I enclose certified check for $1,000 In
support of the following challenge: I will
match Joa Choynski for 2,500 a side
against Steve O'Donnell before the club
offering the largest purse, to bengreed upon
either in a limited round contest or to a
finish, under Queensberry rules. The con
test to take place in not less than two or
more than four months from the date of
signing articles.
SLIPrE'UY BEDFELLOW.
Moccasin Snake Ran Over the Man's
Face and Bit the Wire.
Roanoko, Va., July 5 Thursday night
while T. W. B'roomrield, or Cloverdale, was
sleeping he was awakened by what he
thought was a mouse running over his face.
Tho next morning as his wife was making
the beds she was bitten in the hand by a
spread-head moccasin.
Almost instantly she slipped her hand in
a bucket of water and then bound common
soda upon it. With the exception of a
slight swelling she ha3 experienced no
further trouble from itr
DROWNED 'WHILE BATHLNG.
Ink Manufacturer Carter Succunibed
to an Attack of Heart Disease.
Harwich, Mass., July 5. John W. Carter,
the well-known Ink manufacturer of Boston,
was drowned while bathing at the beach
here this afternoon. It is eupposed that
he was seized with an attack or heart dis
ease, of which he had often complained.
Mr. Carter was about fifty-five years
of age and was a member of the firm of
Carter, Dinsmore & Co., ink and mucilage
manufacturers of Boston. He leaves u
widow, two sons, and two daughters.
TORE HIS MONEY AND DIED.
Mystery of Mutilated Bills Found on
tho Luke Shore Solved.
Chicago, July 5. The police believe now
that the mystery surrounding the S3.000
worth of torn money found on the Lake
Shore betweon Twenty-second and Twenty
sixth streets a week ago is solved. They
believe that tho money was torn up by
John Chambers, of Coviugton, Ky., and
that his body Is now uuder the waves
ot Lake Michigan.
Argentine Buys Cruisers.
Buenos Ayres, July 5. The Argentine
government has purchased the Italian
cruiser Garibaldi and is negotiating lor
anothor.
Saratoga Gamullng Dens Closed.
Saratoga, N. Y., July 5. As the result
of Jrcsident Sturge's ultimatum recently
issued to the police commissioners, all of
tho gambling houses are closed.
KliiS HIS Fill!
Madman Asphyxiates Wife, Four
Children and Himself.
DEED OAEEFULLT PLAJMED
Every Door and Window In the Honao
Tightly Burred and Fastened Ia
dlcatlons Showing That tlio Two
OldeMt Boys Fought Hard for Xdfa,
One of Them Apparently Strangled.
Chicago, .July 5. Frederick Helhnanti
a well-to-do mason contractor, murdered
his wife and four children last night and
then-killed himself.
It was at first supposed that Hellmann
and his wife and children met death, by
accident, but it developed at the coroner3
inquest this afternoon that the- whole
sale murder was calmly planned, and that;
the man iutended to kill himself and end
the existence of the members of his family.
The dead man and his victims are : Fred
erick Hellmaan, aged 37; Mrs. Ida Hell
mann. aged 32; Fred Hellmann, jr., aged
11; Ida Hellmann, aged 10; William Hell
mann, aged 7; Hedwig Hellmann, a 3 year
old daughter.
The tragedy took place in a little brick:
cottage at the corner of Cornells and Wood
streets. The motive Tor the crime may
never be Known, but it as supposed the
act was that of a mad-man, as Hellmann,
ten years ago, had a sunstroke from which,
he never recovered completely.
HOUSE TIGHTLY CLOSED.
Suspicion was first aroused this morn
ing by the fact that the house in which,
the Hellmanns lived was tightly closed
long after the usual hour for the family
to be astir.
The mother and married sister of
Hellmann, who lived next door, at
tempted to break into the house, but were
unable to do so. They finally managed
to force an eatrance through a window
that had been left unfastened and made
their way to one of the bed rooms where
the dead bodies of all the family were
found.
The house was so full of gas that
the two women were nearly overcome
and It was only after it had been opened
up that it was found possible to turn oft
the gas which was streaming from an
open Jet. The relatives and all the neigh
bors at once concluded that the deaths had
been the result of an accident, and the
police, when they came, adhered to the
same opinion.
ACCIDENT THEORY EXPLODED.
The open gas jet was Just above the bed
in which the mot her and one of t be children
lay and it was supposed that one of them
bad, during the night, accidentally hit the
stop cock and knocked it open.
At tbe inquest this afternoon, however,
an entirely different complexion was given
the affair by Charles, a brother of Hell
mann, who produced a letter written by the
murderer and suicide late on the previous
evening in which he clearly stated hla
purpose of killing himself, although he gave
no intimation ofthe fact that he was medi
tating the deaths of the members ot his
family.
Hespoke of the window throughwhlch the
women had crawled as the only way in
which his brother could gain admission
to the bouse and said that he had left it
oivn for that purpose. The brother had
not received the letter until afternoon, and
came directly to the inquest.
BOYS FOUGHT DESPERATELY.
Other circumstances also went to show
the deliberate intentions of the man. The
gas pipes were only placed Jn the house
two weeks ago. It is now the belief
that they were put there for the purpose of
carrying out the deed so successfully
accomplished.
The position of the bodies at the time they
were found indicated that the two boys
and the older girl fought desperately to
leave the room after the father had turned
on the gas. The mother and baby were
lying on the inside or the bed-rus ir in
peaceful slumber, but the two boys and the
older girl were in different attitudes, and
the expressions of their face; were those of
persons who had struggled hard.
The father's hand was firmly placed
across the mouth of the older boy. and
there is an abrasion of the throat of the
other lad, as though he had been strangled.
Charles Hellmann said that he could see
no reason for his brother's action save in
sanity. He was devoted to his family,
and his business was In a flourishing con
dition, he not owing a dollar. A verdice
of murder and suicide was rendered by
the Jury.
HIFLES WILL BE IN IT.
They Will Drill in the Maiden In
fantry Contest.
St. Louis, Mo., July 5. Three zouave
companies drilled to-day. Following the
zouave drills thero were exhibitions by
different companies in the mauual of arms
and foot movements. The fearless charges
of the regular army cavalry were a revela
tion to most of the spectators present.
To-morrow is governor's day at the en
campment. The attraction will be the
maiden inrantry contest for three prizes
aggregating 2,250. Fourconipaniesare
ontered for this event, as follows: Bullene
Guards, Kansas City, Mo.; National Rifles,.
Washington, D. C;Pb.oenix Light Infantry,
Dayton, O.; Company F, First Infantry,
N.G M., St. Louis.
Governor Stone, of Missouri, and staff
and the visiting governors and starrs will
review the troops In camp and. following
the dress parade, there will be a thrilling:
night attack and skirmish.
It is announced at the last moment that
Secretary of War Lamont. who is on a tour
of Inspection on the PaciOc coast, will nofc
be here to-morrow, as was expected.
Georgia Free Silver Men.
Atlanta, Ga., July 5. About rifty people
assembled in the county courthouse here
to-night in response to a call issued by
silver leaders to select delegates to the
free silver convention ta be held at
Griffin on the 18th lastant. Thirty- two
delegates to the Griffin gathering wer
selected.
THE WEATHER TO-DAY".
District of Columbia and Maryland
Partly cloudy; warmer; southerly winds.
Virginia Fair; warmer; southerly winds.
White House Concert.
Tbe Marine Band will play at the White
Houso this afternoon at 6 o'clock. Tho
programme isr
March, "The Belle ot Washington'.. Callan
Overture. "Martha" Flotow
Waltz, "Espaua Waldteufel
Nocturne, "Monastery Bells"
LafahnreWely
Grand selection, "Hugucuots'r..Meyerbeer
Chinese march, medley, "A Night in o
hemia" Fanciulli
Containing old and new songs and conclud
ing with "Tho Man That Wrote Ta-ra-ra
Boomdeay" and how he wrote It.
Characteristic, "The Mill in the Forest"
Eilenberg
Patriotic hymn, "Hall Columbia".. ..Fylea

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