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VOL. XLIII. NO. 39.
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Nov. 18 —Shortly after midnight tbis morning an attempt to hold np passenger train No. 5 on tbe Yazoo and Mississippi Valley at Pan' ther Run, Miss., was balked by the cool ness of Engineer A. A. Kones. Panther Run is a small way station. Soon after nightfall half a dozen strange men en tered the hamlet and hung around for an hour or two. Then they disappeared and were not seen again until the train aiopped and was starting out, when one of them appeared on tbe track ahead, signalling tbe engineer to -stop. Engi neer Kones pulled out the throttle and sent the train through. As it passed tbe signal light a half dozen unmasked men stood with revolvers in band, and all took ahnts at the locomotive cab. Fire man Cole received a bullet through the arm and ie seriously wounded. The men were evidently new at tbe business. The railway officials are exerting themselves to apprehend tbe would-be robbers. JACK THE STRANGLER. Another Cyprian's Wlndplp.o Sqaaistd in D«sv,r —lb. (Strang! „r Arrvsteft. Dbnvbb, Nov. 18.— H. Meller, an Ital ian, entered the house of Maria Ventres, at 1331) Twentieth street, near Market, about midnight last night, and soon be came engaged in a quarrel with the woman, and without the least warning eeized here by the throat. He pressed bis thumbs tightly npon ber windpipe and squeezed so hard that the woman was not able to utter a sound. She im agined tbat tbe man engaged in cbokipg her wbb tbe une who had strangled Lena Tapper, Marie Contaeaoit and Kikiu Oyama. She is a woman of great physi cal strength, and managed to release herself. She screamed for help, aud when an officer arrived Meller was try ing to cut ber throat with a razor. Chief of Police Armstrong, and the police generally, think that Meller ia nothing more than an ill-tempered Ital ian. The detectives are not enthuei aatio in tbe idea tbat tbeir priaoner ie the man who strangled tbree women re cently. This has added to the terror and excitement of the women in that district of the town. A BLOODY RATTLE. Two Men Mortally anil Osa Seriously Injured at Owensboro. Owrnsboro, Ky., Nov. 18.—A bloody battle was fought today in which Jobn Ashby, an ez-policeman, and Jack Neveti, a grocer and saloon man, were mortally wounded and a policeman ser iously injured. Nevetin had tojd Ashby and bis gang to stop dancing in his piace on Suuday. They left and frightened some women in a house in the lower part of tbe city by a sham fight. One of the women ran to Nevetin with the story that a man was cut to pieces. Just then Ashby stepped from behind a tree and attacked Nevetin with a club. Nev etin ran into the house and he and his brother appealed to the policeman who appeared, for protection. Ashby drew a revolver and tired at Jack Nevetin. Immediately seven pistols were drawn and a perfect fusillade followed. Ashby fell witb a bullet in his right breast and is now dyinn. Jack Nevetin was shot in the left breast, once in tbe arm and one finger was shot off. He cannot live. Orficer Stnart received a ball in hia leg. There were 11 parties implicated in the fight. _ ESCAPED CONVICTS. Successful Srsaki f.ir Liberty in Colo* rado and Wyoming. Canon City, Col., Nov. 18.—Two pris onera, Hutohina and Furman, escaped from the county jail early today. They cnt their way through the ceiling and broke through two iron doors. Tbey entered the sheriff's office and stole four revolvers and a certificate of deposit for 4i201). They left a note saying that who ever followed them had better come pre pared to shoot. Lapamik. Wyo., Nov. 18.—John Tre gahiug, a convict serving a life sentence in Ihe state penitentiary for tbe murder of (Jeorge It. Hendereon in Iremont county in 1891, escaped in aome man ner unknown, yesterday during a snow storm. Warden Adams has offered v boo for the apprehension of tbe prisoner. Tregahing is the second prisoner wbo has got away in the past two months, X inch McKinney, the cattle thief, being the other. ARMED NEGROES. An Uprising- at Atchison to Protect Col- Una, tho Haps FUnd. Atchison, Kan., Nov. 18.—The negroes armed themselves early this morning to prevent tbe threatened lynching ol the negro Collins, tbe suspected rapist. Soon after 2 o'clock a.m. Police Sergeant Donahue found about 50 neeroes, armed with shotguns and revolvers, in an alley back of Banker Cle.rke's residence and ordered tbem to disperse, but tbey re fused to obey and defied bim to arrest them. With augmented force this crowd soon snrrounded the jail, shouting that Collins Bhould not be lynched. The sheriff also went to tbe jail with a strong force to protect the prisoner. At day light tbe mob dispersed. The talk of lynching, is frequently beard, bnt no mob baa gathered with such an inten tion. BILL COOK'S THREAT. Attorney Jackaon Receives a Letter of Warning*. MosKoaai, L T., Not. 18.—United States Attorney Jackson baa received a letter from Bill Cook threatening to kill him if he makes any further attempt to exterminate tho sang. The forces of deputies nnder D»puty United States Marshall McGill were equipped by United States Attorney C. L. Jackaon at hia own expense and the citizena here are load in tbeir praiae of him. His instructions to the men were to remain in the field nntil the gang had been either killed or captured. It wbb thia force that surprised the bandits under Cherokee Bill and made the valiant fight reported. Cherokee Bill has not yet been captured, though late reports cay he snrely will be, to gether with the full force he haa been leading. The report that Cherokee Bill was badly wounded in the battle with the deputies baa been verified by dispatches to United States Diatrict Attorney Jack son tonight. Oue of the two bandits captured during the lignt was brought here by Marshal Cobb. His information from the lighting giound is tbat Chero kee Kill's bend ia surrounded and can only escape by fighting their way throagh the deputies' lino, wbicb it is not believed they can succeed in doing. Marshal Cobb believea there will be another bloody fight. COWBOYS TAKE A TRAIN. The Portor Hod to '<Congh Bp" Whisky to Paciry TJioni. Sedalia, Mo., Nov. 18. —Tbe conductor on the Wagner sleeper wbicb came in from Galveston on tbo Missouri, Kansas and Texas railway today, Bays bis passengers were terrified iv ludian Ter ritory by a dozen drunken cowboys. They boardod the train at a small station and made themselves at home in a Wagner sleeper. Then tbey demanded whisky, but were told tbere was none on board, as it ia against the law to Bell liquor in the territory. The porter was told that if he did not "cough up" ibey would blow up the buffet, and he got out the whisky to pacify thorn. Tbey drank np $19 worth aud paid for it, keening up an uproar all the time. Finally they decided to shoot out the lights for thedrinks, but, feeling that tbey had been pretty well treated, they listened to persuasion and got off without doing any damage excepting to the passengers' nerves. IT LOOKS LIKE WAR. bad blood between Mexico and guatemala. Troop. Crowded on the Boundary Line. Hostile Fooling I. Running Very High in Both Countries, Commitan. Mexico, Not. 18. —New troops have arrived and taken station covering the line. Tbere is the strong est possible feeling in favor of war with Guatemala. The Ctiapana are all will ing to shoulder muskets and many of them have made offers to tbe govern ment of arms for war purposes. Peo ple on the Guatemalan frontier are most bitter in their complaintß against the Guatemalan government, which has lately relieved all the authorities who were from this section, and has appointed people from the interior to till tbeir positions, and an uprising is imminent. An agent of the Guate malan government is bere trying to pur chase horses for cavalry. The Tenth Mexican infantry covers the frontier and besides tbe new national guard has its headquarters bere. Vera Cruz, Mexico, Nov. 18, —The Nineteenth iufantry bas embarked on guuboats to ko to Tobasco. Two hun dred and fifty thousand cartridges have been shipped south within tbe last few weeks. Tbe Fourth infantry is expected here in a few days to go to Tobasco. City of Mexico, Nov. 18.—The Na tional arms factory bere is turning out cartridges as fast as possible. The greatest bustle is noticeable in tbe war department. Thia is giving rise to many rumors. It is rumored that Assistant Secretary of War Escudero is going to Vera Cruz within a few days lo see about better transportation of troops to the Guatemalan frontier. Mazatlan, Mexico, Nov. 18.—The steamship Jandrow is now ready to take on her new armament, and it is re ported that she will immediately get ready to take 1000 soldiers to the Guate malan frontier Irom Acapulco. San Cristobal de Las Carcas, Mexico, Nov. 18.—The greatest enthu siasm exists iv this state in favor uf the war. Tbe government has been asked to accept volunteera. Societiea bave been organized which will tender their services to the state and the federal government and expect to be sent to the front. A large number of Guatemalan spies are known to be on the frontier, but so far no attention has been paid to tbem except to order them away. A Stay or Execution. Cheyenne, Wyo., Nov. 18.—Governor Osborne has granted a stay uf execution to Frank Howard, under sentence to be hanged at Kawllns, November 23, for the murder of Deputy Sheriff Horn at Dixon last January. The etav was granted to enable Howard's attorney to preaent reasons why the sentence should be commuted to lite imprisonment. Order your suit early. H. A. Getz is crowded for fine tailoring at moderate prices. 112 West Tbird etreet. Kamame Bitter* acts on the liver when that organ is sluggish, promotes digestion, encourages appetite and cor rects constipation. For sale by all druggists, 50 cents per bottle. Dr. French's Brain Tablets core all kinds of nervous trouble. For aale by Off & Vaughn, Fourth and Spring. Hollenbeck Hotel Cafe, 214 Second etreet. Oysters 50c a dozen, any style. Eastern chestnuts at Althouse Bros. BILKED HIS BONDSMEN. Army Contractor Payne's Crookedness. Two Los Angeles Capitalists Victimized. The Victimizer Under Arrest for Embezzlement. Taken In Custody at Denver at the Telegraphic Knqneat or Chief Glass —A Sensational Story. By th* Associated Press. Dxhvsb, Nov. 18.—Jarnss W. Payne, a prominent citizen of Lob Angeles, and a contractor of cereal supplies for the United States government military pouts nest of the Mississippi river, was ar rested tonight at a hotel by Detectives Peter lials and John Leyden, on a charge of embezzlement and felony. The arrest was made at the telegraphio reqnest of Chief Glass of tbe Log An geles police force, received late on Sat urday at police headquarters in tbis oity. The specific charge against Payne is embezzlement of moneys received on account of his contract from the chief quartermaster of the department of Colorado, Mnj. E. B. Atwood, with in tent to defraud his bondsmen. The story is a very peculiar one, and the prominence of the man arrested lends a sensational air to the affair. Payne has had a contract for a number of yeare to supply many military poste in tbe weat with cereal supplies. Hia preaent contract amounts to over $20, --000. His bondsmen to aecure his fulfill ment of the contract are two prominent citizens of Los Angeles. It is said tbat some time ago he bor rowed some money of them, promising to pay tbem out of the money received from tbe war department. In order that tbey might be doubly secured for tbe loan, be gave thorn a power of at torney to open his mail and bold any drafts or remittances tbat it might con tain. This arrangement seemed per fectly agreeable to the bondsmen. According to the detectives who ar rested bim and tbe allegation tbat is tbe basis for tbe criminal charges, Payne shortly afterwards, on Novenber 12tb, wrote to Quartermaster Atwood that there were many men of hia name in Los Angeles and in order that tbere might be no miscarriage in tbe delivery of hia letters, he directed tbat future drafts might be sent to him at a new address. Major Atwood in reply sent him a draft for $1500. Hia bondsmen did not learn of this action on the part of the contractor until their sus picions were aroused by receiving no letters addressed to bim bear ing the government stamp. They in stituted nn inquiry and learned that one of the periodical payments on account of the contract was overdue and a tele grapic inquiry was sent to the military headquarters in this city to ascertain the address of Payne. The answer re vealed his alleged dnplicity and they took steps to aecure themselves. Payne in the meantime left California for Colorado. He arrived in tbis oity on Satnrday night. Tbe dispatch re questing his arrest followed a few boars later. Detective Eala aod Leyden visit ed the hotel but learned tbat the man they were after wbb out with some friends. Last night they were more succaasful and placed him under arrest in hiß room. Payne was taken to tbe police station aud closeted with Chief of Police Arm strong for nearly an hour. In hia pocket waa found a draft for $20.55. He denied the charge of embezzlement strenuously. "I do not see," aaid he, "how tbey can charge me with embezzlement as I only used my own money. I gave my bondsmen a power of attorney but that did not prevent me from attending to my own persoual business, nor subju gate my individual liberties. Tbe drafts were my own personal property and I cashed them as such." [Chief of Tylice Giass, when aeen at a late hour lesjr night concerning the fore going dispatch, stated it was substan tially correct. Payne is well known in this city. His bondsmen are John A. Forthmann and John J. Bergin of the Los Angeles Soap company.—Fo.J. ANOTHER MAN'S CORPSE. A Gigantic loanraiiee Swindling Scheme Bxpoled. Philadelphia, Nov. 18. —By tbe ar rest of K. H. Holmes, alias Howard, in Boston, a gigantic swindling scheme has been unearthed by tbe detectives of tbe Fidelity Mutual Life Insurance associa tion of tbis city. On September 3d last tbe corpse of a man was found at 1316 Callowhill street, this city, and was buried by tbe coroner under the name of B. J. Pitzel. Now it appears that the corpse was a bold substitute for tbe pur pose of defrauding tbe insurance com pany of * 10,000. B. J. Pitzel rented the honse on Callowhill street during the summer under tbe name of B. F. Perry, and conducted a patent medicine busi ness. The laßt week in August he dis appeared, and on September 4th a man with whom he had bad business rela tions, went to the bouse and found Perry dead on the floor. Death waa attributed to the explosion of a jar of cleaning fluid. On tbe body was found a small Bum of money and two letters dated St. Louis, evidently from the man's wife, in which ebe signified her intention of coming to Philadelphia. The body lay in tbe morgue for 11 days without iden tification. Tbe coroner's jury called it death caused by buruß accidentally re ceived. After tbe body bad been buried in the potter's field v communication was re ceived by the Fidelity Mutual Life association dated St. Louis, signed by an attorney of that city, J. D. Hone. The latter stated tbe man's real name was Pitzel. The company refused to recognize tbe unusual claim and seat to EIGHT PAGES. AN INDEX TO YESTERDAY. BY TKLKORAFH—Foreign and domestic news....Sporting notes Political gossip. LOCAL—A small talk about Poland fieri- dental college notes Tramps and their "Kids." sporting events up to date Qoasip of the track, ring and field New power house at Mt Lowe An attempt will bo made to change the city engineer amendment to the char ter— Duck ehootlng as a sport The mu nicipal campaign Society Cannibal ism in the Arctic; a Los Angelea boy's story of hardships The Man ning-Dick contest Albert Shock, the ohamnion rider, in the city Mnihew. Ries goes north suddenly Athletic en tertainment at Turner hall The church es Tbe beginning of the C. H. Yatman revival aervlces at Simpson tabernacle. NEIGHBORING PLACES. Pasadena—The S. P. franchise New city charter. Rivebside—Handling of tbe orange crop Base ball. Santa Ana—Qen. Wallace's lecture Ada Fauuuer'B condition V eager gets a verdict ior *'JSOO. _ POINTERS FOR TODAY. iMr-ERi a i.—Vaudeville. Pavilion £x position—Exposition. Benson's—Through Shadows ol Death. Bt'RßANK—Harbor lights. City H«i.n— Council, 10 a. m. the general manager in Chicago where the policy had been issued, for a descrip tion of tbe man who took it out. The policy had been issued through tbe agency of a reputable business man, but when ho was questioned bo referred the inquirer to H. H. Holmes who had a desk in the same building with tbe deceased in Chicago during the world's fair. The general manager could not locate Holmes but found hiß wife and by her was told that her husband waa a travel ing man and she would communicate witb bim. The next day, however, Holmes wrote to the Philadelphia office stating he had learned the death was in Philadelphia and that he expected to be in Baltimore soon end be would stop in Philadelphia. Meanwhile Attorney Howe appeared in Philadelphia, accompanied by a young girl whom ne represented as the daughter of the dead man. It was then decided to exhume the body wbicb was done by oflicisla of the company. The officials of the coupany were satisfied and tbe body was re-burled and Attor ney Howe received the $10,000 repre senting the sum due Mrs. Pitzel. A month ago one of tbe company's agenta, while in St. Louis, became cog nizant of some of tbe facts and formu lated tbe story oi conspiracy. He die covered Holmes and Howe had been re lated in the character of lawyer and client in a case wbere Holmes had been arrested under the name of H. M. How ard ior obtaining goods under false pre tenses. Then it waa found tbat Holmes and Pitzel had been in business together in Chicago during tbe world's fair, where they conducted, a hotel with aecret rooms, in which they hid goods obtained by awindling merohanta. Tne place waa called the World's Fair hotel. While here Pitzel took out a policy with tbe Fidelity company, and Holmes fol lowed his example a montb later, both giving notes for the first payment. Holmes was chased all over the country. It was learned that Pitzel and Holmes obtained by some means or other a oorpte from the New York hospital, brought it bere, surrounded it by tbe evidence of a violent death in tbe Cal lowhill street house and obtained the $10,000. Holmes was arrested in Boston by deteotives, wbo are now alter Pitzel. Philadelphia, Nov. 18.—The prevail ing impression in this city regarding tbe gigantic Insurance swindle wbicb resulted in tbe arrest in Boston yester day of Herman Mudget, otherwise known as H. H. Holmes, and a variety of other aliases, iB that the corpse found in the Callowhill Btreet bouse and on which tbe $10,000 was obtained, was not a bogus corpse, but in reality tbat of tbe beneficiary, P. F. Pilzel, and that be was murdered by Holmes. This is the belief, not only of tbe detectives of the Fidelity Insur ance company, wbicb was so cleverly victimized, but of Superintendent of Police Lindon and the coroner. They think the confession made by Holmes last night detailing the conspiracy waß a ruse to avert tbe theory of his having made way with the man who bo many years was hia partner in crime. Mrs. Pit/.-l, wife of the victim or con spiritor, will be arrested tomorrow. A thorough investigation has been made in tbia citj, and has aroused strong doubts aa to the truth of Holmes' story aa to tbe manner in which they got the body. Not the slightest clue to show tbat it waa brought here in a trunk abont the time of the discovery has been found. Mrs. Fouae says tbat ex-ABBistent District Attorney Marshal F. McDonald of St. Lonia will not be arrested. It was be who in 188(5 prosecuted the famous Maxwell-Preller murder case and much snrpriso has been expressed tbat a man of his prominence would be even indi rectly connected with such an affair as this. A Big Day at the » ml' Hons-. San Francisco, Nov. 18. —The inaugu ration of tbe 5-cent fare to tbe CI IIT house today attracted such a crowd that tbe two linen of tbe Southern Pacific were unable to accommodate all desirihs; passage. It is estimated that fiO.OUO people went to the beach during tbo day. The Press club gave an entertainment nt Sutro'a new baths which ware crowded. A donble concert by Scheel's orchestra and CaßSasßa's band and a aeries of swim ming matches were among the attrac tions. Brief addresses were made by Governor-elect Budd, Mayor-elect Sutro and Oongreesman James G. Muguire. Itia>-.H's Nan- President. Rio De Jaseiro.Nov. 18. —Demonstra- tions of confidence in President Moraes continue throughout Brazil. The chiefs of the military and civil organizations have paid their reapecta to him aud as sured him of their assistance iv his en deavors to maintain peace and consoli date the repuDlic. A Tnmblor nt Caiupn. Ban Diego. Nov. 18. — A heavy earth quake shock was felt at Campo Saturday evening at 5 o'clock, lasting several sec onds. The oscillation seemed to be from northeast to southwest. PRICE FIVE CENTS. AT WASHINGTON. Gossip About the Organiza* tion of the Fifty-fourth Congress. COMMITTEE CHAIRMEN, The Priority Rule Expected to Obtain in Making Selections* REED WILL BE SPEAKER, He Will Be Assisted In His Antocratle 1 Sway by Bevernl Trnsty Llea tt ataata — Supplemental Tariff Bllle. By the Associated Proas. Washington, Not. 18. —The boast committees which ere expected to be ol the greatest importance in the next congress are the ones on ways and means; appropriations; rules; banking and currency; coinage; weights and measures; rivers and harbors, and pub lic buildings and grounds. The iirat tbree named always head the list in ths order of importance. The others are expected to assume importance in tha next congress, because of tbe special conditions which will prevail during that congress Tbe banking committee will certainly be one of the most important commit tees on the list if there abould be an effort, as is hinted tbere may be, to re vise tbe currency laws and change the present system. Tbe probability of an effort to secure ailver legislation and tha probability that tbe Republican party when it comes into power in the house, wiii want to iormuiate a policy on thia question, will have the effect also of ad vancing the coinage oommittee to a position of first rank. Tbe rivers and harbors and publio buildings committee will have the deli cate task of providing for public im provements so far as a oommittee of tha houße can accomplish this work. With ao many new men aa there will be on the Republican aide in the congress, and all of tbem feeling it will be necessary for them to make a Bhowing to their constituents, there will naturally be a pretty general clamor for appropriations for postoflice buildings, custom houses and river and harbor improvements. While tbe Republican party haa al ways shown a disposition towards liber ality in public improvement, tbere ia a probability of an effort to hold their miscellaneous appropriations as low as possible. The low condition of tbe treasury, and the fact that a presidential election will be ao near at band, will prove strong arguments in tbia direc tion, aa will the poßaibility of a presi dential veto. Tho Republicans at present have aix of the 17 members of the rivsra and harbors committee and all their mem bers have been re-elected except Mr. Henderson of Illinois. Witb Henderson out ot the way, Hermann of Oregon takes first place in the Republican memberebip ol tbe committee, with Stephens of Michigan, Hooker of New York, Grosveoor of Onio aud Reyburn of Pennsylvania following in the order named. It cannot, of course, be known whether the speaker will follow the sen iority rule. If he should, Mr. Hermann wonld become the chairman. Mr. Miltiken of Maine leads the Re publican membership in tbe committee on publio buildings, and the chances are if Mr. Reed becomes speaker, Mr. Milliken wiil be chairman of this com mittee. Mr. Morse of Massachusetts ia the only Republican member of ths committee returned. Only three of the old Republican members of the committee on banking aud currency are re-elected. They are Messrs. Walker of Massachusetts, Rua eel of Connecticut and Johnson of In diana. Mr. Walker is the senior mem ber and his chancee for the chairmaav ship are the best. Of the six preaent Republican mem* bars of the committee on coinage weights and ineaeureß, five have bees. | re-elected to tbe Fifty-fourth congreaa. They are in the order named: Stone ol j Pennsylvania, Johnson of North Dakota Dingier of Maine, Hager of lowa am Aidrich of Illinois. Mr. Stone would naturally become chairman of the oom mittee if he desired the place. In tbe natural order of events Hon. J, C. Burrows of Michigan would become chairman of the ways and means com mittee, with Mr. Reed in the speaker chair, and there is little doubt that ht will be giveu thia important poat which curries with it the Republican leadership on the floor of the house, if he fails in his amoition to Biicceed Senator Patton in the senate. With Reed in the speak er's chair and Mr. Burrows in the sen ate there would be only three Repntrv lican members ot the preeent commit* tee to choose from, these being Messrs. Payne of New York, Dalzell of Pennsyl vania and HopkiUß ol Illinoio. Mr. Henderson of lowa is the rank ing Republican member of tbe appro priations committee, with Messrs. Cogs well of Massachusetts, Bingham of Connecticut, Dingley ol Maino, (trout of Vermont aod Cannon of Illinois, coming in the order named. It is possi ble neither Cannon nor Hendereon will get tbe place, for in tbe event of Bor rows becoming chairman of the ways and meana committee tbe probabilities are strong tbat the east would demand the chairmanship of the next import tauce, whicn would be tbe appropriav