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VOL. XLIV. NO. 86
MURDERED BY WHOLESALE
Frederick Hellman's Mad Deed
SIX PERSONS DONE TO DEATH
Made to Breathe Gas Until They Were
That Which Was at Flrit Believed to Be
aa Accident Brought Home to ao
Aifociated Praia Special Wire.
CHICAGO, July 6.-Frederick Eelinan,
a well-to-do mason and contractor, mnr
dered bis wife nnd four; children last
eight and then killed himself' It was at
first supposed that Hellman and his wife
ond children had met death by accident,
but it developed at tbe coroner's inquest
that a wholesale murder was calmly
planned, and that the man intended to
kill himself and end the existence of the
members of his family. The dead man
and his family are:
Frederick Hellman, aged 37.
Mrs. Ida Hellman. aged 32.
Fred Hellman Jr., aged 11.
Ida Hellman, aged 10.
William Hellman, aged 7.
Hedwig Hellman, the 3-year-old daugh
The tragedy took place in a litte brick
cottage at Cornelia and Wood streets. It
ia supposed tbat tbe act was tnat of a
madman, as Hellman was ten years ago
sun struck, from which he never com
Suspicion was first aroused tbis morn
ing by tbe fact that the house in wblch
the Hellmans lived was tightly closed
long alter the usual hour for the family
to be astir. The mother and married sis
ter of Hellman, who lived next door,
forced an entrance and the dead bodies
were found. The house was so full of gas
that tbe two women were nearly over
come. It waa at once concluded that the
deaths had been the result of accident,
and the police adhered to tne same
At the inquest tbis afternoon, however,
an entirely different complexion was
given the affair by .Charles, a brother of
Hellman. who produced a letter writ
ten by the murderer and suicide late on
tbe previous evening, in which he clearly
stated bis purpose to kill himself,
although be gave no intimation of the
fact tbat he waa meditating the death of
the members of bis family. He spoke of
the window through which the women
had crawled to gain entrance to the bouse
tbis morning aa the only way in which
his brother could gain admission to the
house and said tha be had left it open for
tbat purpose. The brother had not re
ceived the letter this afternoon and
came directly to the inquest.
The position of the bodies at the time
they were found indicated tnat tbe two
boys and older girl fought desperately to
leave tbe room after tbe father had turned
on the gas. Tbe mother and baby were
lying "on the inside of tbe bed as if in
peaceful slumber, but tbe two boys and
the girl were in different attitudes and
the expressions on their faces were those
of persons who had struggled bard. Tbe
father's band was firmly placed across tbe
mouth of tbe older boy and there is an
abrasion on the throat ofjthe other lad aa
though he had been strangled.
KENTUCKY POPS '
They Will Not Be Bothered With a Woman*!
LOUISVILLE, Ky., July s.—The state
convention ot Kentucky Populists today
adopted a platform reaffirming the Omah
platform. It also demands as follows:
Free and unlimited coinage of silver on *
lb to 1 ratio, without asking assistance
of Great Britain: that tbe national banks
be abolished and the national govern
ment issue legal tender notes for silver;
tbat all additions to the national debt by
interest bearing bonds be stopped. The
recent issue of (bonds which were sold to
the Rothschilds was declared an infamy;
tbat the purity of legal tender money be
maintained; that it be unlawful for con
gress to stipulate any one kind of money
in payment of debts; tbat' the United
States constitution be amended to provide
for an income tax; that the boot trust be
crushed; for retrenchment in every part of
the government. Tbe platform declares
they vi><w with alarm recent acts of con
gress regarding the bank tax and trusts;
tbat the will of the people should be sus
tained by reversal of these decisions.
Aftei listening to the (.women and dis
cussing the question at length, the
Woman's rights plank was overwhelming
ly rejected by the convention.
Tbe following ticket was then nominat
ed : Governor, Thomas S. Pettit of
Pavies; lieutenant-governor, John J.
Blair; treaaurer. M. R. Gardiner; audi
tor, G. H. Dean ; register of land office, J.
E. Quicksall; attorney-general, S. M.
Peyton; secretary of state. Don Single
tary: superintendent of publio instruc
tion, H. H. Farmer: commissioner of ag
riculture. M. L. Scotl; United States
senator, Clarence S. |Bator of Jefferson.
After tbe nominations the convention
adjourned sine die.
SHOT HIM WITH A RIFLE
A Chief of Police Killed by His
Lester's Brutality Rewarded With > Bullet
on a High Hill In the Bombay
SAN FRANCISCO, July 5.- -A strange
story is brought from India by tbe
steamer City of Rio de Janeiro.
The narrative tells of the murder of J.
F. G. Lester, acting superintendent of
police at Godra, by his wife. The woman
makes excuse for her terrible deed by
explaining tbat her husband was most
brutal to her, and in a moment of pas
sion sbe seized a rifle and shot Mr. Lester
through tbe back, killing him instantly.
Peculiar interest is taken in the case be
cause of the prominence of the principals.
Mr. Lester was tbe nephew of Sir Edwin
Arnold, and tbe son of an old Bombay
general, and Mrs. Lester is tbe daughter
of Col. Brahim, an old Indian campaign,
er. Sbe was married to Lester five years
The tragedy occurred on the night of
May Bth at the top of what is known as
Fawnghar bill, Panch Mahals district.
The Lesters had been encamped at
Champaaer for some time, and it waa de
aired that tha camp be moved to the top
of tha hill, which is 2600 feet high. Tbe
lady objected to moving and begged to
be aermitted to return to tier home in
Bombay, but Lester refused to grant her
request. She rinallv agreed to accompany
her husband, and "on the 7th ol May the
moving party started up the grade. Camp
was reached en the morning of tbe e'th. |
On the morning ol the 9th a courier ar
rived at a Mr. Little.iale's camp, half way
down the mountain, with news that Mr.
Lester had been killed. A letter written
by Mrs. Lester was handed to the Little
dales, in which communication she made
the statement that she had shot her hus
band, as sbe could stand his brutal treat
ment no longer, and asking that the au
thorities be notified.
Mrs. Lester was arrested, but expressed
o sorrow for her terrible deed, which
has created a profound sensation through
IN WAR PAINT
Indians on the Blackfoot Reservation Prepar
ing for Deviltry
TORONTO. On 1., July 5,-An alarming
report has reached here regarding the
condition of the braves of the Blackfoot
reservation, near Glencben. It was said
that they are in an ugly mood ana even
go so far as to threaten to murder all the
whites on the reservation.
One of the latter, tbe Rev. J. W. Tims,
sent out by the Church Missionary society
twelve years ago, who has endured every
hardship and privation, in which his
wife and children have shared, has been
obliged to flee for his life with tbem. The
braves have on tbjeir war paint. Efforts
are being made to quiet them. This is
the reservation on wnich Frank Skinner,
the ration distributor, was killed latt
winter. Trouble has been brewing since
the shooting of his murderers.
PLANS THAT CAUSE TROUBLE
Contention Over the Building of Battle
Tests Showing That the Concussion ol Their
Eight-Inch Ouns Would Kill
WASHINGTON, July 5.—A very im
portant test has been made recently at
Indian Head, which -will have a bearing
on tbe construction of the two new battle
ships over which there has been so much
contention. The test was made under
tbe direction of Captain Sampson of the
ordnance bureau, and he has submitted
a renort of his findings to Secretary Her
bert, who is now considering tho naval
plans of the battle ships.
The bureau chiefs of tbe construction
bureau differ radically on several fea
tures, one of tbe most essential being as
to the double storied turrets endorsed by
tbe bureau chiefs, or single storied tur
rets, one in front for tbe heavy guns and
the other elevated und just in the rear
and containing eight-inch guns, which is
the plan uf the construction bureau. It
was claimed by the chief of tbe ordnance
Dureau tbat the eight-inch guns would be
rendered useless in an engagement in
which tbe vessel had her bow or stern
toward the enemy, because if fired
over the turret containing the large guns,
the blast from tbe rear guns would kill
the men in tbe other towers.
Captain Sapmson ordered the test made
by having an eight-inch gun fired over an
inch steel plate, the thickness of the
plate designed to cover the fighting
tower. The muzzle of the gun was
twenty-four inches above the plate, anu
the first charge bent the plate down in
tbe center four-inches, while a stronger
charge still further dented the plate eigbt
inches on one end and nine inches on
the other. The plate was about five by
four and a half feet and tbe supports
were equal to those which could be placed
on the ship. This has caused tbe officers
of the ordnance bureau to renew their
noaertion tbat the concussion of the eight
inch gun would kill tbe men at work in
the upper portion of tbe turret, and they
point to it as proof of their views in re
ports submitted to the secretary of the
The test adds another feature of per
plexity to the plan of the batlte ships,
which is giving the department consider
The President Makes a Number os Appoint
ments In the Navy
WASHINGTON, July s.—The president
has appointed William J. Hotron as at
torney for the Central district of Indian
Tbe following graduates of the naval
academy have been appointed ensigns:
Eugene L. Bissell, Frank H. Clarke, jr.,
Edward E. Campbell, Walter S. Prossley,
Frank L. Cbadwick. Richard S. Doug
lass, John L. Dodridge, Christopher C.
Fewell, William K. Gise, Orton P. Jack
son, Charles J. Lang, K. Alfred, A. Mc-
Kethan. Walter Montgomery. Percev N.
Olrostead, Wilfred V. Powelson. Alfred
A. Pratt, Henry A. Pearson, John L.
Sticbt, Frank B. Upharo, Thomas S. Wil
son, Henry H. Ward.
Assistant engineers with rank of ensign:
John P. Rady, Allen M. Cook, Andre
M. Forester. Henry B. Price, Maurice B.
Haughnet. Emmet B. Pollock. Frank D.
Read, Martin E. Trench.
First lieutenant, marine corps: Louis
J. Magill; first assistant engineer, reve
nue service, Fred H. Falkenstein.
lie Did [Not Oct Re-married on the Caplto
WASHINGTON, July 5.-Carl lirowne
of California, Massillon,Chicago, Washing
ton jail, Wall street and sundry other
places, has lost bj» reputation with the
people of Washii. -on for accuracy. He
has failed to keep an important engage
met. He promised to je married yester
day to Mamie Coxey, goddess of the
Commonweal army, on tbe steps of the
Capitol at 10 o'clock. Browne and his
bride reached Washington Wednesday
night. At 10 o'clock the disappointed
people began to drift away. At noon
there were not more than hall a dozen
loungers around the east front. The
great wedding ceremony had failed to
materialize. Browne made no effort to
go to the steps and was not molested in
any way. He and Mamie decided that
the marriage ceremony performed at
Massillon a few months ago would hold
tuem together for the present.
New Opera House Contemplated
SAN FRANCISCO, July D.-Messrs.
Friedlander. Gottlieb Sc Co., lessees and
managers of the Columbia theater, aie
branching out and have just closed two
important deals. One is the purchase of
a half interest in the Frawley company
■for tbe next five yeais, and the other the
build ing of a large and magnificent
grand opera house to seat not leas than
3000 people. The location is tho best in
the city and the house will be complete
in all its appointments and details.
KSAN FRANCISCO. July 5.-The Pacific
Rolling Mills company has voluntarily
raised tbe wages of all its employees 10
per cent. About ISO men are employed
in.the steel department.
LOS ANGELES, SATURDAY MORNING, JULY 6, 1895.-TEN PAGES.
The Thirty-Fourth Annual Con-
vciition at Denver
IMPORTANCE OF ITS LABORS
Questions to Be Discussed by the Body
A National Reunion ot Pedaioguea to Advance
tha Intereat of Papular Education
Associated Preas special Wire.
DENVER, July s.—Tha thirty-fourth
annual convention of the National Educa
tional association began today. Com
paratively few teachers have yet arrived,
as the lirst three days are taken up with
sessions of the National Council of Edu
cation, tne general convention holding
the first meeting Tuesday, July 9th. The
meeting of the council was called to order
by Prof. C. C. Pounds of Plymouth, N.
H., president of the council. The attend
ance was meager on account of delayed
trains. N. C. Dougherty of Peoria, sec
retary, was present. The report of the
committee on moral education, on mor
als in elementary schools, and on the pro
gramme for the morning, was dispensed
with on account of the non-arrWal of
Emerson E. White of Columbus, 0..
chairman of tbe committee. Discussion
of the subject was substituted. It was
participated in by Earl Barnes of Menlo
Park, Cal., Joseph Baldwin of Hunts
ville, Tex.. C. C. Rounds of Plymouth,
N. H., David L Kiehle of St. Paul.
Minn., and Z. Richards of Washington,
The National Teacheis' association was
established in 1857 in Philadelphia and
m 1870, at a convention held in Cleve
land, the name was chanced to tbe Na
tional Educational association. The ob
jects of the association are: To elevate
the character and advance the interests
of the profession of teaching, and to pro
mote tho cause of popular education in
tbe United States.
Any persons in any way connected with
tne wok of education are eligible to
mmbership. and the enrollment, which
now incluaes Canadian educators, was
last year 6000. The officers are:
President, Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler
of Columbia college. New York; first vice-
Bresident,8 resident, A. O. Lane, superintendent of
bicago schools; secretary, Irwin Shep
ard, president of the Minnesota State
Normal school at Winona; treasurer. I.
C. McNeil, assistant superintendent of
schools at Kansas City. These, together
with Assistant Superintendent N. A.
Calkins of tho New York schools, presi
dent of tho board of trustees of the N. E.
A., make up the executive committee of
The National Council of Education,
which meets in advance of the general
association, is composed of sixty mem
bers, who are also members of the N. E.
A., and chosen from that body to mem
bership in the council on account of spe
cial prominence in educational and asso
ciation work, five are elected to mem
bership each year by the council itself,
and five by the general association. The
term of membership is six years. The
questions discussed by the council are
matters pertaining to every department of
educational work, and tbe most noted ac
tion of this body is the recommendation
for appointment by tbe general associa
tion in 1892 of the committee of ten to
suhmit a report on tbe relations existing
and those which ought to exist between
courses of study in collegiate and second
ary scnools. The report of the committee
was discussed in tbe council of 1893. This
year matters discussed by the council will
pertain largely to intermediate schools,
and are to some extent suggested by the
report of the committee of fifteen appoint
ed in 1893 by tbe general association to
consider and recommend in - regard to
systems of study for intermediate schools.
Tbe afternoon session was devoted to
the reading of the report of the commit
tee on elementary education on Economy
in Elementary Education, by the chair
man of the committee. Miss Bettie A.
Dutton of Cleveland, and its discussion
The position was taken by the reader that
the teacher should bo required to instruct
a much less number of pupils than is or
dinarily the case. She thought smaller
primary classes and more thorough appli
cation would give the pupil a start in the
hrst school years that would be invalua
ble in after school work.
The discussion was by George P. Brown
of Bloomington. 111.;" Z. Richards of
Washington, D. C.; P. L. Soldan of St.
Louis, Mo.; John W. Cook of Normal,
III.; A. R. Taylor of Emporu, Kan.; L.
H. Jones of Cleveland, 0., and C. B. Gil
bert of St. Paul, Minn. Miss Dulton's
idea of smaller classes was opposed by
Mr. Brown and others, and warmly sup
ported by Mr. Richards. The council
voted to have tbe paper and discussion
printed in its annual report.
LIVELY SCANDAL IN SIGHT
The Postoffice Robbers' Escape from
They Were Qlven All Kinds ol Privileges
and Colonel Mazuma Probably Inter
viewed the Turnkeys
NEW YORK. July o.—The escape of
Kiloran, Russell and Allen from tbe Lud
low street jail yesterday morning prom
ises to develop a lively scandal. They
were detained there pending extradition
to Illinois for the robbery ol the Spring
field postoffice. The ollicers at tbe jail
have pretended to be greatly puzzled over
how the prisoners managed to secure the
revolvers with which they overpowered
the two turnkeys. It developed today,
however, that the three prisoners hart
been allowed the greatest freedom. Wo
men were allowed to come into the jail
and associate with them,and only recent
ly, it is learned, they spent a whole even
ing In tbe;reception room playing baga
telle and dominoes with women visitors.
There now seems to be little doubt as to
how they secured the weapons with
which they bulldozed their keepers.
WASHINGTON. July 5.-Fostinaster-
General Wilson and other officials of his
department are greatly disgusted over
the escape of tbe accused postoffice rob
bers from the Ludlow street jail. Mr.
Wilson offered a leward of $1000 each for
their capture, and he also wrote a letter
to United States Attorney McFarland at
New York, in which be asserts be can
not avoid tbe conclusion that some one is
criminally responsible for the escape. He
declares his belief that those whooe care
lessness or criminality made the escape
possible should be held to a stiict account
ability. Mr. Wilson asserts that, consid
ering the desperate character of the men
and their well-known criminal records,
every precaution should huve been taken,
and he also criticiseg the jail officers for
permitting the prisoners to chance their
personal appearance after their incarcera
tion with the evident purpose of thwarting
Identification when arraigned for trial.
He refers, as having significance, to the
fnct that the prisoners were well supplied
SPAIN WILLING 1
Will Take Part in the Next Monetary
WASHINGTON, July 5.-Senor Dupuy
de Lcome, the Spanish minister, says
Spain will take part in the next inter
national monetary conference, as she is
greatly interested in the solution of the
bimetallic question. Spain uses both
gold and silver, the latter being coincil
at a lixed ratio with gold, and there is
also an issue of paper currency. Only
two of tho Spanish colonies, I'orto llieo
and the Phillipine islands, use silver
almost exclusively. For these reasons
Spain's olicy is definitely favorable
toward the use of both metals and her
interests, particularly in the colonies,
are towaril an enlarged use of silver.
Tne belief is expressed by some of the
best posted representatives lor foreign
countries that an international monetary
conference agreement should embody
certain essential figures. To, assure its
power it must secure the adherence of the
United States and of at least one of three
great money centers of Europe, Great
Bituin, France and Germany and the
adherence of as many lesser countries as
possible. It should also include that
feature of the Latin union whereby the
amont of silver to be coined by each
member of the union is definitely fixed in
advance, in accordance with its needs.
The opinion is expressed that these fea
tures would tend to make an international
agieement very effective and dominant
on the monetary conditions of the world.
A STORY OF VICISSITUDE
Edith Waters Walker's Strange Ad
Claims That She Had to Escape from San
Higuel Island, Where She Was
SAN FRANCISCO, July 5.-Edith Wa
ters Walker, 20 years old, the adopted
daughter of a millionaire, a successful
actress, once a prisoner on San Miguel
island, and finally tbe wife of the im
poverished son of a man who was John
W. Mackay's partner in the bonanza
days, has commenced two suits that will
disclose a strange story of vicissitude.
She is suing her husband for a divorce
and her step-father, Captain Waters of
Santa Barbara, for $5000, which sbe al
leges was left by her mother for her use.
Mrs. Walker was left an 'orphan at an
early age and was adopted by Mrs. Scott,
a wealthy woman of this city. Mrs.
Scott married Captain Waters, who owned
San Miguel island, one of the Santa Bar
bara chain. The island was user! as a
cattle ranch, and Captain Waters, with his
wife and Edith, lived there. Mrs. Waters
died leaving property valued at half a
million dollars, and $5000 in cash to ber
husband, the money to be used at his
discretion for Edith's education. After
her mother's death tbe girl lived on tho
island, tbe only woman there with the
exception of an Indian squaw. There she
says she herded cattle until she grew
weary of lif j on tbe island, which had
become a prison to her. One day she per
suaded the captain of a sealing schooner
tbat called at tbe island to take her away
and she sailed for San Diego. Sbe came
to San Francisco and went on the stage,
where she made a success. While here
she met John Mackey Walker,son of John
B. Walker, who several yeais ago was a
bonanza millionaire. She married young
Walker, who earned money as a car con
ductor wbile she acted. Finally she went
to South America with a dramatic com
fiany, where they were burned out and
ost all their effects. She returned to San
Francisco and now wishes to cultivate
her voice. She will give up tbe stage and
devote berself to the care of her 3-year
old baby. She has sued her husband,
who is in Los Angeles, for a divorce, and
also has brought suit for the $5000 which
she says her mother left her.
[Tbe story of Mr. Walker, the husband
ol tbe young womau referred to in tbe
above dispatch, will be found on
THEY DRINK GOLD
The Precious fletal Extracted From Colorado
COLORADO SPRINGS, Col., July 5.—
For years it has been known that the
gravel bed upon which Colorado Springs
was built was impregnated with flour
gold but no method was devised for ex
tracting the precious metal in paying
quantities. Recently a large Pearce pro
cess plant was erected in the western part
of the city for tbe purpose of collecting
tbe gold and platinum from their aqueous
solution as found here, nnd in all the
earth's great gravel bars as well as in the
The machinery was started tonight for
the first time, and the plant will from
now on be in constant operation, evapo
rating 108,000 gallons every twenty-four
hours, representing net returns of $63.
The water is lifted through a abaft from
bed rock. Recent experiments show that
even the city water here is strongly laden
with gold in solution.
Sacramento Supervisors ilust Answer Grand
SACRAMENTO, July s.—Judge John
son today made an order requesting Dis
trict Attorney Ryan to comply with tne
recommenaations made in the report of
the grand jury that he snould bring suit
on behalf of the county against the
officials accused therein of having appro
priated money without due authority of
District Attorney Ryan says he will
comply with the order. The recommenda
tions of a grand jury are not mandatory
and the matter of carrying tbcni into
ceffct is merely discretionary.
The supervisors have been cited to ap
pear in tne superior court on July 19 to
show cause why they should not be de
privcd of office in accordance with the ac
cusations filed against them ny the grand
No Honey for Kilkenny Cats
BOSTON. July s.—The leaders of the
Irish Nationalists of tbis city, after con
sultation with the representatives of the
Nationalists in all sections of the state,
have adopted a motto: "No money to
help the factions light each other."
That Chinese Loan . ■ - • •
ST. PETERSBURG, July s.—The
Ruaso-Chinese loau will be signed tomor
row, and will be a-first charge on the
BURNED NEAR THE EQUATOR
Loss of the Norwegian Coal*
Laden Ship Fjeld
THE WHOLE CREW IS SAVED
Picked Up at Sea by a British
Fiehtinj ri.im-« In the Cargo for Several
Days Until a Terrific Explosion ol
Associated Press Special Wire.
SAN DIEGO, July s.—The British ship
Marion Fraser, Captain Wall, which ar
rived here today from Newcastle, Austra
lia, brings news that tho Norweigan ship
Fjeld. mai laden, 275 days out from
Grimiby, Wales, and bound for this port,
was burned at sea, in latitude 10 south,
longitude 113 west. The crow of twenty
six men took to the boats and were picked
up after fourteen days by the ship Cen
taur, bound for the United Kingdom.
Captain Wall says that when off Pit
cairn island lie saw three boats approach
ing from shore and making signals. He
brought the ship around and waited for
them to come up. The occupants of the
boats were islanders, and they brought
letters from the survivors of the Fjeld ad
dressed to their relatives.
The islanders said that as the Fjeld was
approaching the equator fire was discov
ered in the hold. All hands fought the
flames, and for a time it was thought
they were subdued, but on March 7th a
terrific explosion of gas occurred, blowing
open the batches and allowing tbe air to
fan the flames. Seeing that tne ship was
doomed. Captain Nielson ordered the
crew i:ito the boats, which were provis
ioned and carried sails. The boats were
headed due north, Nielsen's purpose be
ing to get into the track of Australian
and coasting vessels. In this they were
successful, the Centaur picking them up
after fourteen days. The Centaur pro
ceeded to Fitcairn island for provisions,
and there the crew of the Fjeld wrote let
ters which wili now be mailed here. The
Centaur then proceeded on her voyage,
taking the Ejeid's crew with her. She is
now due to arrivs in a British port.
Professor floor* Is Now Chief ol t.ie Weather
vane and Watering Pot
WASHIGTON, July s.—Professor Moore
of Chicago, the newly appointed chief of
the wea'her bureau, took charge of his
new office today.
Professor Moore's policy in directing
the work of the weather bureau was out
lined in an interview with the Associated
Press today. The principal aim of the
bureau will be to concentrate the work on
forecasts. Professor Moore is an expert
in this line and will make every effort to
increase the accuracy of the predictions.
"This," be explained, "will be accomp
lished by the most rigid adherence to the
merit principles which have prevailed
throughout Secretary Morton's adminis
tration of the department. Every man
will be assigned to duties governed by
his competency and every recommenda
tion r ,o me will be based on civil service
principles. The service is now in its em
bryonic state and general application of
practical principles will tend toward a
material improvement. We cannot pie
dict just when rains will occur always,
but there is no excuse for failing to fore
cast severe changes in the weather and
remarkable atmospheric disturbances.
Forecasting severe weather changes I
conceive to be the object of tbe office and
in this direction tbe work will be broad
ened and steadily improved. Forecasts
should be made of severe storms, cold
waves or remarkable ntmospberic changes
at least twelve hours in advance, and one
such forecast pays sometimes more than
the actual entire cost of the office up to
Burned a Woman They Thought to Be
Michael Cleary, Who Cremated His Wife Near
Clonmel, Found Guilty ol
DUBLIN, July s.—Michael Cleary of
Ballyvadlea, near Clonmel,was convicted
of manslaughter today in causing tbe
death of his wile, Bridget Cleary, at
Ballyvadlea, Match 14th last, by burn
ing and otherwise ill-treating her, on the
ground that she was bewitched.
The so-called Clonmel witch tragedy is
one of tbe most remarkable in the annals
of crime in Ireland. Michael Clearv, hus
band of the deceased, Patrick Boland, her
father, William Patrick, Michael and
James Kennedy, cousins, May Kennedy,
aunt, and Patrick Dunne. William Ahem
and Denis Cuney, the latter linown as
toe "family doctor," were jointly arret}
ed and charged with burning and ill
treating Mrs. Cleary until death relieved
her of her sufferings.
The evidence showed that she was
suffering from nervousness and bronchit
is, and that her husband, believing her to
be bewitched, forced a nauseous decoc
tion down her throat for the purpose of
exorcising tho evil spirit. Aftei this the
unfortunate woman was held over a lire
and dreadfully burned, until she declared
in the name ot Goa that she was not
Cleary's wife. This torture was repeated,
and in the end her husband knocked her
down, stripped off her clothing, poured
paratline over her body, lighted it, and
the woman burned to death in the pres
ence of her relatives. Cleary claimed
that ne was not burning his wife, but a
witch. The prisoners narrowly escaped
lynching at the hands of the crowd in
and about the courtroom when they were
examined, and they had to be taken to
tho jail under a strong guard.
Old Watchman ,'lisslng
SACRAMENTO, July 5. —An aged
Chilean who was known only by the
name of "Old John,' 1 who has been em
ployed for many years us a watchman on
the river front by the San Joaquin Trans
portation company, lias been missing
since last Tuesuay. It is leered that he
fell into the river and was drowned.
A New Russian Minister
WASHINGTON. July s.—There will
soon be an important change in the per
sonnel ot the Russian legation here.
Prinche Cantacuzen.?, tbe present minis
ter, who is now iv Russia on leave of ab
sence. has asked to be transferred to
.Stuttgart, that be may bo near bis home
in Kussia. His request has been granted
and it is probable that his successor will
he M. Kotzeoue, now minister at Stutt
gart. Prince Cantacuzene will return
here in September to present his letter of
Hia Wile Gave Him the Marble Heart When
He Came Back
MACON, Ga., July 5.—A peculiar
Enoch Arden story which is international
In its bearings, comes from Waycross.
Dr. Brown returned a day or two ago
after an absence of twenty-live years and
found his wife the happy spouse, of a
well-to-do citizen of this place.
Brown is a Frenchman With an interest
ing history. When he left this country
he went to France to look after a legacy.
A quarrel witli his lawyer resulted in the
murder of the latter and Brown was sent
to prison for twenty-live years. The legacy
was used up in the endeavor to acciuit
him and w:;en he was freeil he was pen
niless. His first act On being released
was to come to Georgia to see his wife,
whom he had loved all the years of sep
aration. She had long since given him
un as dead and had ban married twice.
Her present husband is a Mr. Thomas,
who lived near Sheriff Mill, in this
Brown's grief on finding her married to
another man was intense. He asked her
and her husband to visit him, but she
refused to grant his request. Brown has
goiie away again discouraged and broken
ONE ROBBER IDENTIFIED
John Case Took the Valuables From
Good Work of an Officer Who Captured Two
of the Oregon Express
ROSEBURG, Or., July s.—George K.
Quinn of Riddle, who has been in pur
suit of the robbers who looted the Oregon
express in Creek canyon on Monday
night, last night arrested, about ten
miles above Canyonville, and brought to
Riddle and placed in the charge Deputy
Sheriff Ehrenbrook, James Pool and
John Case, alias McDowell, under sus
picion of robbing the train. Case, alias
McDowell, was convicted here two years
ago for burglary and returned from the
penitentiary a short time since. Pool
has served three terms iv the penitentiary
and was once convicted in Idaho for
horse stealing. Case was today identified
by Engineer Wante, fireman Gray and
Brakeman Norman as the man who went
through the train and compelled passen
gers to give up their valuables.
Fatal Injuries Inflicted on Three Thrnuorti a
LA SALLE. IU., July s.—Three persons
were fatally injured as a result o! the
accident during the fireworks display last
night. A bomb rocket, after going a
short distance, fell and exploded, setting
fire to a large quantity of fireworks,
which exploded with terrific force. There
were b'ooo people within a block of the
place, and a panic followed. Horses ran
away, and the crowd stampeded,crushing
women and children under foot. William
Tahl of Tampico, 111., was struck by a
rocket on the bead and so seriously in
jured that the physicians say he cannot
live. Dan Cahill had a leg shattered by
exploding fireworks, nnd was tiampled
on by tbe ciowd, suffering injuries which
may prove fatal. Harry Kenney, a waif,
who said his parents live in California,
was horribly burned about the face, head
and arms; his injuries may prove fatal.
Harry Joy of Wenona had an arm broken.
A number of women and children were
injured. Adjoining buildings which
caught fire were saved by tbe tire depart
BANK SNEAK ARRESTED
A Slick Operator In the Hands ol the German
NEW YOK, July s.—An American
Dang robber, known as Horace Hovan,
alias "Little Horace," is under arrest at
Frankfort-on-the-Main for picking pock
ets in the Imperial bank. Ho robbed a
merchant who was making a deposit of
5000 marks. When arrested lie gave the
name of George Beston and said he was
born in London. Scotland Yard detec
tives sent his photograph to this city
through wuich his identity was estab
Hovan has been associated with all the
smart bank sneaks in the country. In
1870 Big Ed Rice and Hoven stole ifHO.OOO
from a vault in a bank at Halifax, N. S.
He was arrested March 31,1879, at Charles
ton. S. 0„ for the larceny of $20,000 in
bonds from a safe in the Bjrst National
bank in that city.
flovements In Accordance With the Policy ol
the Navy Department
WASHINGTON, July s.—lt is expected
tbat the Atlanta in a short time will
reach Key West, when she will be ordered
to relieve the Raleigh, the latter ship re
turning to New Yoric and joining the
squadron under Admirat Biuice. It is
the policy o. the department not to keep
the vessel's men too long in southern
climates. In accordance with this policy,
the Aiert has been sent to relieve the
Monterey. It is expected that as soon as
the Mohican finishes the testing of coal at
Puget Sound she will be put in condition
at Mare island to go south and relieve
the Ranger, which has long been cruising
in the waters of Colombia, South America.
Cyclist Killed by a Stage
ASBURY PARK, July 6.—The As
bury Park wheelmen have just learned of
the killing of one of their members. J.
Travis, near Long Branch, by a stage.
Mr. Travis conducted a large jewelry
establishment here, and took a spin on
the wheel. When he reached Long
Branch, he met two stages. Ono pulled to
one side to let bim pass, while Travis
turned his wheel in tho same direction.
He was run over and terribly injureil anu
taken to the hospital in Long Branch,
where he died soon afterward.
Sale ol Whisky Trust Plant
ClirC GO, July s.—Judge Showalter
today entered a formal order approving
the decree of the sale of eighteen plant!
of the whisky trust as petitioned by the
reorganization committee. The sale is
not assured. however.Jas the Greenhut
and Jloigan interest gave notice of an
appeal nnd tho case will bo heard by the
court of appeals which sits in Chicago
Budd Back to Work
SACRAMENTO. July s.—Governor
Budd returned tonight from San Fran
cisco. He says he will go back to that
city tomorrow night to continue his
efforts at selecting a board of health.
Weather today: Fair.
TIIE HERALD roei to the people you wlah to
reach every day in the year.
If you are looking for a situation yon will
get ii quicker by asking for it through
THE IIKKALD than in any other way.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
TRUNK MURDER MYSTERY
An Omaha Horror Cleared Up
JOHN SELJAN'S BODY FOUND
It Was in a Terribly Mutilate!
The Supposed Perpetrators ot the Crime Art
All In Custody But Still Refuse
Associated Press Special Wire,
OMAHA, July s.—The trunk murder
mystery, which has disturbed all Omaha
since Tuesday, was cleared up tonight,
when the frightfully mutilated body of
the victim, John Seljan, was found in the
river, and the prisoners first arrested
were formally charged with the murder.
The prisoners still refuse to talk, but tha
police expect a confession before morn
ing. The police struck a trail of blood*
slight, but sufficient to be easily detect"
od, and followed it to 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 wil
cut from ear to ear. the head smashed aa
if with an ax. and other parts of the
body were frightfully lacerated. Ii is be-i
lieved now that the man was surrounded
by tne murderer*, and resisting, wag
slowly hacked to pieces.
The first tangible clue to the dispoai.
tion of Seljan's body was obtained this
afternoon. A Bohemian lad, who ia em
ployed as a porter at a down-town.hotel,
ana who has occasionally acted as inter*
preier for the police, claims to have dis«
covered evidence that the body was oar.
ried toward the river. He came to tha
police station nt noon, saying he had
discovered blood stains on the sidewalk
at Thirteenth and Pierce streets, and
also on that adjoining the vacant lots in,
the vicinity of the Creighton Medical col
lege. He had chipped off several pieces
of the blocd-stained planks, which he
brought with him ub evidence of his dis
covery. Detectives were dispatched, and
several hours later the body was found.
The detectives bad worked day and
night on the ease evar since the first re*
port waa received.
Pound Dead '
MOTESTO, July s.—Mangus Hansen, a
f arni hand, was found dead on a ranch
near Modesto today. Death was due to
natural causes. He was a native of Den*
mark, nfecd '_'(• years, and had no rela
tives in ibis country.
Affected by the Wilson Bill
NEW YORK. July 5.-The Reform club
has prepared a list of over three hundred
concerns directly affected by the Wilson
bill whose employees' wa'jes have been ,
incroased "according to the statements
nic.de by tho club.
WBAXHER REPORT — United State*
depuitment of agriculture weather
bureau's report, received at Los An»
geies July 5. 1895.
. Lake City
Forecast—July s.—For Southern California:'
Fair weather; stationary temper.ature;
light westerly winds.
Temperature—Report of observations taken
at Loa Angeles, July sth. [Note—Barometer
reduced to s-ja level.]
Time. I Bar.
5:00 a. m.
5:00 p. m.
Maximum temperature. B'*.
Minimum temperature. 54.
BY TELEGRAPH—Capt. Paul Webb
Killed in one of his foolhardy boat ex
peditions—A big scandal anticipated
in connection with the escape of post
office thieves from Ludlow jail—The
body of Seljan found at Omaha—A
prominent Phiadelphian arrested for
breach of promise—The National Ed'
ucational association's convention at
Denver—Two of the Oregon express
train robbers arrested and identified
—A Swedish ship burned near the
equator, but lier crew is saved—A
wholesalo murder by a father at Chi
cago—Official report of the foundering
of the Colima—Revolutionary reports
from Cuba—Central American news.
ABOUT THE ClTY.—Levanted in a row
boat, a story with a local color—An
other chapter in tho school board
imbroglio—Estimates for city ex
penses for tbo year—The story is re
peated ; the enquiry into the bribery
charges concluded—Throe franchises
reconimcded by the board of publio
works—An interesting W. C. T. U.
meeting—Burg to be tried for disturb
ing the peace--Howland sentenced to
servo two years at San Quentiu—The
reception tendered Professot eeafcif
becomes an ovation.
SANTA BARBARA.—Large numbers of
visitors' view the parade.
POMONA. -Celebration of the Fourth.
SANTA AN A. — Vicissiitudes of visitor!
at Laguna Beach.
REDLANDS.—Creditable lire department.
PASADENA.—Lawn Tennis tournament
—Projected conservatory of music.
ONTARIO.—Fourth of July parade.
SAN BERNARDINO.—Indian polo game.
WHERE YOU MAY GO TODAY
ORFHEL'M.—Matinee and at Bp. jjv.
BURBANK.-Matinee and at 8 p. a.
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