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Romance in the Lives of
. Joseph Green and
Mrs. Green, Too, Had Wedded
v.. Again Before Her First
*"; Husband's Death.
* Strange Story Brought Out by a
Search for the Dead Man's
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Aug. 11.— Early
in 1394 a man named Joseph Green died at
Courtland, near Sacramento, Cal. Since
then relatives and heir.*?, aided by lawyers,
have been busy unraveling the secret of
his life, and their work has about been ac
complished. It is a story that covers
many years and has ramifications in many
Joseph Green came west from New York
in ISSO with his wife and settled in Cin
cinnati. It was at the time of the gold
fever and he made up his mind to go to
California. A short time after his de
parture a daughter was born, and with this
child Mrs. Green lived in this city, ex
pecting to hear from her husband and to
receive money to take herself and child to
California. But no word came to her and
she did not hear, of him again, except a
rumor that he was dead.
Years went by and Mrs. Green, who
thought herself a widow, was wooed and
won by Matthew Wolmersmidt, a con
tracting carpenter. By him she had five
children, two of which are living. The
second husband was abusive, and after he
was reported killed by the collapse of a
bridge which he was constructing for the
Government across a southern river in
1862, she, fearing the rumor might prove
false and fearing his return, resumed the
name of her former husband, and the
children by the second husband were so
- Thirty years passed and he never re
turned. One of his sons moved to North
ern Ohio, and is now living at Voder under
the name of F. H. Green, and his mother
lives with- him and is known as Mrs.
Joseph Green. The other Wolmersmidt
boy went West, and is known in Kansas
City, Mo., as John Green. The daughter,
who was born soon after Joseph Green left
Cincinnati. for California, married W. H.
Kennedy, and is, or was", up to a few
months ago, living .in Falls City, Nebr.,
though in 1894 her husband was encaged
in some business in Seattle, Wash. ' 'r^* . *
Whether Joseph Green after leaving Cin
cinnati kept himself advised of the where
abouts of his wife and heard of her second
marriage is not known, bat about that
time he entered into marital relations with
a woman in' California and by her had two
children. She died, but the children were
living at the time of his death from apo
plexy at the age of 70. He left an estate
of $-250,000 . and a will in which he be
queathed $8000 to his daughter, Mrs. Ken
nedy, of whose marriage he had learned.
though* he supposed her to be living in
this city. It was the attempt to locate her
here and the necessary inquiry that led to
the discovery of the first lawful wife, Mrs.
Joseph Green, now of Voder, Ohio.
•Lawyers went to work on the case, the
daughter was located at the places named,
relatives of the estate were communicated
with and San Francisco lawyers took a
hand and communicated with a Cincinnati
firm, and a few weeks ago a compromise
was effected which was satisfactory to the
widow, the terms of which are kept a
family secret, and which, so far as known
here, are not on record in the California
courts. '
The Disaster Due tc the Neg-
ligence of the Crathie's
Finding of the Admiralty Court In
. the Case Against the
• BREMERHAVEN, Germany, Aug. 11.
The admiralty court, after a sitting last
ing ten hours, rendered yesterday a deci
sion in the case of the North German
Lloyd's Steamship, Company against the
owners of the r British steamer Crathie, by
which the Lloyd's steamer Elbe was sunk
off Lowestoft, England, in January last.
The court found for the steamship com
pany, ai-dhe-d that Mate Craig of the
Crathie was guilty dt; quitting the bridge
ctf his, ship before the collision without
adequate reason. The chief officer of the
•watch on the Elbe was censured also for
neglecting to shift his helm and to use his
steam shift.
The verdict exonerates the captain of the
Crathie from all blame for* not rescuing
the passengers of tne Elbe, inasmuch as
his own vessel was dangerously damaged
by the collision. A warm tribute was paid
by the court to the crew of the fishing
smack Wildflower, which rescued the sur
vivors of the disaster and landed them at
Indications Point to the Murder of J. L.
Henry. .
ELWOOD, Aug. 11.— J. L. Henry,
aged 20, a Metropolitan; insurance agent,
coming here from Boston, Ind., a year ago,
and living with his mother and sister.was
found dead to-night hanging by a rope to
a transom, having been dead several hours.
Some evidence indicates foul play, and the
Coroner's inquest to-morrow may uncover
a sensation, as Henry was heavily insured
in the company of which he was an agent.
The rope was slack when he was found and
he was on his knees. A stout handker
chief had been tied around the dead man's
neck Under the noose.
'.'■•• Quiet at Spring Valley.
PRINCETON, 111., Aug. 11.— The situa
tion has* been quiet at Spring Valley to- J
The San Francisco Call.
day and the shafts will be operated to-mor
row. The colored policemen are yet on
duty and little or no fear of another out
break is felt. Many Italians are currently
reported to have left the city, fearing that
arrests on a large scale are about to be
Pickpockets Go Through an Omnibus at
JS'iagara J-'nlls.
NIAGARA FALLS, N. V., Aug. 11.—
A daring and partially successful attempt
at highway robbery occurred on the upper
suspension bridge last night, in which five
skillful sneakthieves went through an
omnibus load of passengers bound for the
hotels over the river.
After the Lehigh Valley and New York
Central trains arrived at 10 o'clock the
passengers for the hotels over the river
were loaded into an omnibus. Five men
distributed themselves among them. One
of the men took his station at the front
end, near the lamp. After the conveyance
went upon the suspension bridge the light
suddenly went out, and the man in the
end of the omnibus volunteered the state
ment that the wind blew it out. The pas-
sengers evidently did not suspect that they
were being robbed.
The omnibus left the bridge and drew up
to one of the hotels. When some of the
passengers alighted they discovered that
they had lost valuables and pocketbooks.
A cry was raised, and from the rapid
movements of the five men through the
corridors and verandas of .the hotel it
was easily seen that the gang consisted of
five. Two of them were caught, but the
others escaped.
Experience of a Girl Medical
Missionary in the Riots at
Pelted With Mud and Stones While
Returning From a Visit to
a Patient.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn, Aug. 11.—
letter has been received here from Miss
Segrid Helgeson, a Norwegian girl who
went as a medical missionary to China a
year ago. The letter is dated June 14, at
Hankow, on the Yang-tse-Kiang. She
writes :
"Riots and unlawful acts occur daily.
Six provinces rot far from here of late
have been devastated ; that is, property be
longing to foreigners destroyed by fire and
other means. Many lives have been lost
and innumerable arrests have followed.
We are apprehensive just now, even here.
Telegraph wires are down, and we have
not had any communication with other
settlements for some time.
"Possibly this is my last as well as my
first letter home. But you must not think
that lam weakening or fear death. God
is with me, if I live or die. Yesterday I
visited one of my patients, and when on
my way home was attacked by a mob
throwing stones and mud. I was struck
on the head. It made me feel pretty bad
for the time, but to-day I am all right.
One of my former .patients : ! happened to
come along and by telling them that I was
a harmless doctor, saved my life, which I
would surely otherwise have lost."
More Outrages Will Follow Unless Quick
Action Is Taken.
LONDON, Ens., Aug. 11.— Times
will to-morrow print a despatch from its
Tientsin correspondent, saying the re-:
cent massacre of foreign missionaries is re
garded there as a symptom of incipient
anarchy, and that the belief is expressed
lhat it will be followed by worse scenes
uuless the foreign powers deal strongly
with China.
It will also say that at a meeting of for
eign citizens of Tientsin the declaration
was made that the massacre was the nat
ural outcome of leniency shown toward
the Chinese upon the occasion of outrages
committed by them in the past thirty
years. The meeting also expressed distrust
in platonic remedies. The British Govern
ment was urged to make local reprisals in
every case of outrages, and it was de
manded that the provisional authorities
should be made responsible for all these
outrages and be dismissed. This, it is as
serted, would certainly be effectual and is
in accordance with the Chinese principles
of government.
The Infant Child of Rev. R. W. Stewart
Dies From Its Injuries.
LONDON, Eng., Aug. 11.— dispatch
from Foo Chow says that the infant child
of Rev. R. W. and Mrs. Stewart, both of
whom were among the victims who lost
their lives in the massacre near Kucheng,
has died from the effects of the injuries in
flicted by the murderers of Its parents, and
has been buried at Foo Chow. The British
warship Rainbow has been ordered to pro
ceed to Foo Chow. ;; ."-ri^v r.fii
Newell Sails for Foo Chow.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Aug. 11.—
Navy Department this afternoon received
a cable announcing that Commodore
Newell has sailed from Shanghai with the
Detroit for Foo Chow. Foo Chow is about
400 miles south of Shanghai, and is the
nearest seaport to the scene of the rioting
at" Hwasang and Ingbok. Hwasang is
about 175 miles from Foo Chow and Ingbok
about fifty miles.
Robbers Knock Down and Rob the Man-
ager of a Mine.
LEADVILLE, Colo!, Aug. 11.— A sensa
tional robbery occurred at the Gordon
mine, twenty miles from here, last even
ing. The Gordon is the second richest
gold mine in the State and it appears that
Manager S. P. Brown had taken out some
rich ore preparatory to bringing it to
Leadville. He took it in a sack to his
house, but had not been at home an hour
before two masked men ' entered and
knocking him down with a gun took the
ore. Mrs. Brown and two women visitors
were relieved of diamonds to the amount
of $500.
* The gold ore stolen was almost pure and
it is said to amount to -many thousands of
dollars. After the robbery the two men
started toward Leadville.
Murder at a Picnic.
SCOT SD ALE, Pa., Aug. 11.— The iron
workers' picnic at Ellsworth Park was
broken up by a murder at 11 o'clock last
night. John Gallagher, a laborer, stabbed
Thomas Welsh in the neck, severing the
jugular, causing death in a few minutes.
The killing was the result of an old grudge.
Gallagher, who had been "blacklegged"
during the big strike here last year, was
chased out of the grounds by a crowd,
after runningabout 150 . yards he tv rned
and stabbed welsh, who was nearest him.
He then started for Everson and has not
been heard of since.
The Veteran Editor Suc
cumbs After a
False -Rally.
May Have Been Accelerated by
the Death of a Favor
ite Niece.
Brief Sketch of a Life That Helped
to Make California
Frank M. Pixley died at his residence,
on the corner of Union and Steiner streets,
last night at 11:10 o'clock, sinking calmly
away, apparently without suffering.
He began to fail yesterday afternoon at
2:15 o'clock, and in a short time the anx-
ions watchers at his bedside knew that the
veteran jurist, statesman and .editor was'
passing. Dr. Rosenstirn, the family phy
sician, from time to time held the pulse of
the dying' man and felt the , circulation
grow weaker., .7*7 7,
There were present Mrs., William Pix
ley, wife of a deceased brother, and Mrs.
H. E. Topping, his sister, and her family.
Mr. Pixley had been suffering for a long
time from a complication of ailments and
it was well known that the end was not far
off. He had long since given up his edi
torial and literary work and confined him
self to his residence and to the care of the
physicians. 7i f^'7
Toward the last he was given to long
spells of silence and would sit on" the
veranda and look thoughtfully away over
the distant hills. It is believed that the
recent death of his favorite niece, Mrs.
Weller, from an overdose of morphine,
had much to do with hastening the end of
Mrs. Pixley, who has herself been seri
ously ill, sustained the shock of her be
reavement with fortitude, and according
to the physician's accounts, was resting
easily at a late hour.
Prominent Features in the Career of the Dea**l
s Journalist.
Frank Morrison Pixley was born at
Westmoreland, a small village in Oneida
County, N. V., January 31, 1825. He came
of an old English family which settled in
Bridgeport, Conn., in the seventeenth cen
tury. His grandfather settled in Oneida
County, N. V., in the early part of the
present century. It was here that his
father married one of the daughters of
Judge Roderick Morrison. Mr. Pixley's
mother died ■in giving him birth, and
Frank was brought up by neighbors'
wives. He received his early education
at the village academy and then
spent two • years at a . Quaker school
at Skaneateles. Afterward he prepared
for entering a law office under the instruc
tion of a private tutor, a graduate of Ham
ilton school. This was in 1847, and a year
afterward he was admitted to the bar of
Michigan in the law office of Hon. William
Hale. He had gone on to Michigan by the
advice of his father, who presented . him
with ; a law library and 160 acres of land.
He was naturally a bright man of quick
perceptions, . and was quite successful": at
his practice.
* \ln 1848, though, Mr. Pixley hearing of
the finding of ; gold ;in California, sold his
books and land and "started westward I 7 He
stopped with an uncle in Missouri for some
months, and then in 1849 started on mule
back across the plains. ; He arrived in El
Dorado County 'in' September, 1849, and
wintered at Weaver Creek. In the spring
he went to the North Fork of the Yuba
and worked three years in the mines. . He
tired of a miner's life and 1851 found him
in San Francisco. v It was here that he met
a maternal uncle, Roderick : N. Morrison,
on the bench. The latter took an interest
in the young man, and together with other
young lawyers whom the Judge patronized
soon had a lucrative practice built up. s l '-.-.
It was ; in \ 1856 that ; Mr. Pixley and his
lawyer ' friends who were friendly to Judge
Morrison became . involved in difficulty
with the managers of the San -Francisco
Herald, which was making daily attacks
on Judge Morrison. Among those of the
Herald were Hon. Edmund Randolph,
John Nugent and William Walker, the
"gray-eyed man of destiny," who became
the Central American filibuster. The af
fair culminated in a duel between Graham
and Walker. Mr. Pixley acted 7as Gra
ham's second, and the affair culminated
with the wounding of Walker. 7
Soon after this Mr. Pixley was elected
City Attorney of San -Francisco, and he
filled the office with credit to himself and
advantage to the City. 'The late United
States Judge Sawyer was an assistant in the
office, and for some years he and Mr. Pix
ley practiced law in partnership.
In 1858 Mr. Pixley began to move in poli
tics, and he became a 7 Republican. As
such he was elected to the State Assembly,
and distinguished himself : by the zeal and
activity with which _ he , opposed the
Parsons bulkhead bill, which was defeated
tnat year mainly through his influence
and exertions. He formed one of a trio of
Republican orators, the other two being E.
D. Baker, afterward Senator for Oregon,
and Mr. Tracy. The Republican party
prospered in the State, and with it the po
litical fortunes of Mr. Pixley. In 1861 he
was nominated for Attorney-General on
the ticket which had Leland Stanford as
the gubernatorial standard-bearer. Mr.
Pixley made a brilliant canvass, and the
entire ticket was elected by an average
plurality of 10,000. At the end of his term
the fusion of the so-called Douglas Democ-
. [From a photograph.]
racy and the election of John Conness to
the United States Senate resulted in de
feating Mr. Pixley for denomination.* He
made a brilliant showing in the nominat
ing convention, and succeeded in breaking
the Conness slate, but it was after the nom
ination for* Attorney-General/ had been
made. '* ' - . •
; • During the Rebellion Mr. Pixley went
East and spent three months at the front
with General Grant in Virginia. He was
present at several engagements as a civilian.
In 1868,' when General Grant -was nomi
nated for the Presidency, Mi*. Pixley. was
the Republican nominee for Congress from
the Eighteenth District, comprising the
City of San Francisco and all the southern
counties of the State. The district was
strongly Democratic though, and Mr. Pix
ley was defeated with the rest of the ticket
in the district. i pi-
When President Grant took office he ap
pointed Mr. Pixley United States District
Attorney for California, and • he held office
until 1869, when seeing that; his political
enemies, George C. Gorham and A. A Sar
gent, were determined to defeat his con
firmation he resigned. That was the last
political office which he held.
r <In 1870 Mr. Pixley and his family spent
a year in Europe, and he saw considerable
of the Franco-German war. He was among
the first foreigners to enter Paris after , the
seige with the family of the American
Minister, Hon. E. B. Washburne. He re
mained there long enouen to witness the
reign and destruction of the commune.
; Soon after he returned to America, and,
in 1872, became a candidate for Presidential
Elector on the Greeley ticket. The bitter
ness engendered by the continued success
of his enemies, { Sargent, Gorham and
others, in controlling the Republican
party machinery, seemed to give ■ him no
alternative but to. follow his old party
leader, Horace Greeley, but there was no
real affinity 7. between him ; and the
Democratic party. 7 Directly after
that '• campaign was ■ over he >' once
more resumed '„ £ his place sin the
Republican ranks, **; and he remained
staunch to the party to the last. | In his
political -career, Mr. : Pixley, through his
unyielding ' clinging to certain principles,
made many bitter enemies, and in several
campaigns the" rival | leaders dealt each
other ;: resounding ; whacks • with '7 all the
powers of eloquence 7 which they could
command. George C. Gorham, the leader
of one wing of the Republican party, him
self a brilliant orator, was particularly bit
ter in denunciation of ; Mr. Pixley, and
his * political 7 methods, while :} Mr. Pixley
held his ground ably against " ; . the attacks.
It was in 1877 that Mr. Pixley tired of
the turmoil of politics. 7; Factional feeling
ran high ■ and _he [concluded ■ to withdraw
from actual [ participation '•', in the cam-'
paigns. He decided to i follow out a plan
which 7 he j had : had 7in contemplation for
some time. That was the establishment of
a newspaper in which he • could give vent
to his personal: convictions iih»" that strong
and fearless style for which he was noted.
Continued on Second Page.
Confusion in the Ranks
* of the Democracy
in lowa.
Incensed at the Action of the
Recent State Conven
Interests of the Party Sacrificed by
a Horde of Federal Ap
OMAHA, Nebr., Aug. 11.— Specials to
the World-Herald from various points in
lowa indicate a formidable revolt against
the anti-silver platform adopted by the
lowa Democratic State Convention at
Marshalltown last . week. It is , believed
by some observers that many Democrats
will vote the Populist ticket and ; that
others will not vote at all. At Council
Bluffs two members of the county com
mittee, among them W. H. Ware, repre
sentative of that county in the Legisla
ture, have resigned, refusing to act with
the party, though declaring they will not
act with any other party, and it is said
that the entire committee will resign.
Among the most outspoken of the dis
affected ones is Judge W. C. James, who
points with pride to a voting record of
over fifty years, in which there is not a
single instance when he failed to vote a
Democratic ticket. Interviewed last night
he said :
"If the declarations of the Marshalltown
convention are true then we have been mis
representing, abusing and lying about the
Republican party ever since 1889. Their
financial declaration is identical with the
principles of tbe Republican party as laid
down in every State convention since the
crime of 1873. There is no difference to
day between the two parties, and as the
Republicans have always been consistent
on this subject, the acknowledgment of the
lowa Democrats that their antagonists are
right gives them a tremendous advantage
and I will watch them win another victory
in lowa this fall without any sorrow. Ido
not say I will vote the Republican ticket,
but only that I will not vote with the Dem
ocrats, and as • I am not a Populist and
have no patience with their vagaries, I will
do what the great majority of the Demo
crats around here will do not vote at all.
There were 7129 [ Federal ' office-holders !in
that State convention and nearly all of •
them were ♦here by proxy. 1 ". They repre
sented Cleveland and his gold bugs and not
the Democratic party in lowa."
MJ. J. Shea.'chairman of the Democratic
free silver committee, and last year a can
didate for clerk of the Supreme Court on
the Democratic State ticket, is out in an
open letter," in which he charges the Fed
eral office-holders in the convention with
all sorts of threats, bulldozing, cajolery
and bribery in defeating the free silver
amendment. He "advises Democrats not
to "bolt, but to keep up the fight. In con
clusion he says : ;.S_ V: -'
"Next year we must meet the same foe,
the same men and the same organization.
It will be a fight to death— either the ser
pent or the party must die. I have abid
ing faith in the death of the snake; that
the people will again assume control and
that the self-appointed bosses' will be rel
egated to deserved obscurity. Until then
the duty of a good Democrat is to wait,
watch and work to organize to overthrow
and rebuke the gang now in control."
Result of the Republican Primaries in
, T . \". .' Pennsylvania.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Aug. 11.—
result of yesterday's primary Republican
elections in Montgomery, York, Adams,
Perry and Juanila counties and the con
vention in Schuylkill County was gen
erally favorable to Senator Quay and the
administration. The Schuylkill conven
tion elected its seven delegates to the State
convention with instructions for Quay.
Full returns from Montgomery. County as
sure the seven delegates from that county
to Quay. No report could be secured to
night from Adams and Juanita counties of
the result, but the indications are that
Quay will get the . delegates from the two
counties. The administration secured
Perry County's one delegate and the result
in York County is still doubtful. York
has five delegates and the administration
claims they have them all. , ; 7.77,u7.
None of the administration leaders were
in the city and no expression of opinion
from their side could be obtained . of the
result of yesterday's election. Senator
Quay, was much pleased over the result and
said it only confirmed his statements j that
he would win the fight.
The injury to his heel that Mr. Quay
suffered . at J Brigantine ' some weeks ago
broke out afresh to-day and to-night the
Senator returned to his home at Beaver.
He will probably not return here until the
Philadelphia, primaries are held on the
20th of the month. 1 '7
To Discuss Silver Before the North Caro-
Una Farmers' Alliance.
RALEIGH, N. 0.; Aug. 11.— The North
Carolina State Farmers' .Alliance will meet
at Correy Tuesday. Eight thousand ; peo
ple r. are expected to i hear Congressman
Sibley speak there on 7 that day. 7 Great
preparations are being made.. Sibley has*
canceled ;, an engagement |in New York
State in order to accept the invitation to
speak to the North Carolina Alliance. His
speech will be 'almost entirely on silver.' f
The alliance in this State is holding pic
nics each week and is drawing great crowds'
to hear the silver Question discussed, and
the leaders < assert that it is now the only
political question.
A Half-Million I Dollar > Blase ,at i New-
ark, N. Jf.
li NEW YORK, N. : V., Aug.' 11.-One of
the most destructive fires that ■- has visited;
Newark in "many,; years occurred this after
noon in the extensive works of the Central
Stamping Company.'' The total loss is es
timated at $500,000. The Central Stamping
Company is the Newark branch of the tin
trust, which . has offices in this city and
manufacturing plants in St. Louis and
other cities. >'77'
The fire originated in the center of the
main building, gained great headway and
soon the whole main building was a mass
of flames. Cinders fell thickly on neigh
boring roofs, and men with buckets of
water and hose were kept busy putting out
incipient fires. Finally the walls of the
main building fell in. several firemen hav
ing narrow escapes. Tbe fire swept through
the brick extensions and adjoining build
ings belonging to the plant, and com
pletely ruined them. Several frame build
ings near the works were crushed in by
falling walls. ■
Fireman John Van Houten was badly
burned by burning tar. James Packer,
who was oh the roof of his house, putting
out the sparks, was also badly burned.
The firm had a large stock on hand, the
works having been running on full time
and the buildings were full of valuable
patented machinery. The insurance
amounts to $250,000. The cause of the fire
is unknown. About 480 hands are em
ployed in the buildings.
Another Storm Visited Upon the People of
FLEMINGTON, N. J., Aug. 11.— The
terror-stricken people of Quakertown, the
scene of last Sunday's awful work by light
ning, were again visited by a terrific
thunderstorm this afternoon. It was more
severe to-day than last Sunday, but the
damage was much less. Tremendous balls
of fire were seen in midair, bursting sev
eral at a time.
Lightning struck the large country resi
dence of Captain Samuel Everitt, com
pletely demolishing the two top floors and
destroying all his furniture, while * the
family, who occupied the first floor, were
uninjured, as was also the furniture on
that floor. Floors were torn up and huge
rafters torn from their places and stood
upright, penetrating the roof. As in last
Sunday's awful work, there was no evi
dence of fire. - 7;7 '
Rufus Buck's Gang of Mur
*■*:;? • derers Captured by
Citizens Will Attempt to Secure the
Prisoners and Take Sum
,-jm mary Revenge.
WAGONER, Ind. T., Aug. 11.— With the
exception of ten, the gang of Indians who
have committed a series of diabolical
crimes since July 30 in the Territory, were
captured near Okmulgee last Thursday
afternoon, after a desperate fight, and
started for the Fort Smith (Ark.) jail to
avoid being lynched. ; *j ' 7
' News has been received here that a mob
of Muskogee citizens has gone across the
country to Fort Gibson to intercept the
Missouri Pacific train carrying the mis
creants and their captors, for the purpose
of dealing out summary justice. .7
7 The gang, which began its heinous opera
tions by murdering Deputy United States
Marshal John Garratt at Okmulgee and
escaping over the hills to the Creek Nation,
was j led :by Rufus Buck, a Uche Indian.
His followers were Samuel , . Sampson,
Meorna July, Bub Lucky, alias Lucky
Davis; Albert Stake and Levy Davis. The
day after murdering Garratt, the gang met
a white man and his daughter in a wagon.
Covering the man with their guns, the In
dians took the girl from the wagon. ' Their
next victims were Ben Callahan and a
negro . boy. whom .the gang met on the
road. They murdered the boy and beat
Callahan so . that they believed him to be
dead when they left the scene after robbing
the man of money, boots and saddle.
At the country stores of West and J.
Norrburg at Orket, the murderers and rob
bers held up the owners and took away
everything they could carry, Next in their
path of crime they met two white women
and a girl 14 years old, and murder was
again added to their list. '
A Battle Between Laborers and a Gang
of Thieves.
' ERIE, Pa., Aug. . 11.— Three Erie me
chanics started last night for Ashtabula
on a freight train, to spend Sunday with
their parents. When near Girard, they
were held up by the . notorious gang which
has been terrorizing that section for sev
eral weeks. Although covered by revol
vers, Barney Smith, one of the trio, drew
his revolver and shot at the nearest rob
ber. The tie-tit became general.
When their revolvers had been emptied
Smith waa found to have been shot through
the face and head. His companion, Harry
Eastlake, was shot through the groin.
John Meinhel, another Erie man, escaped
with slight injuries. One of the robbers,
John Cuddy of Waterbury, Conn., was
shot through the face and neck, and is
dying. The other members of the gang
. Smith and Eastlake are believed to be
mortally wounded. . [:i
Sergeant Haas Commits Suicide After
Losing Money Not His Own.
JUNCTION CITY, Kans. Aug. 11.-
When the Fort Riley excursion \to Fort
Leavenworth was ready to start yesterday
morning the conductor informed the com
pany that Sergeant Haas, who had charge
of the affairs, had not turned over the cash.
Haas was not to be found, and the officers
of the post finally guaranteed the amount.
Later in the afternoon the body of Haas
was found behind the cavalry stable. A
bullet-hole was in his forehead ; and his
pistol lay by his side. He was in a com
pany of -the Second Cavalry and had been
in the ■ service * eighteen years. It is be
lieved Haas lost the money and committed
suicide. . - *; ,'.:■
Shot by a Pursuing Posse After Break-
ing From Jail.
• PERRY, 0. T., Aug.; 11.— Ben Cravens
and Bill Crittenden, the latter a half-breed
Cherokee, two of the most desperate men
•in the . Territory, \ who were arrested by
Marshal Nix a few days ago and - placed' in
jail 'here, ; escaped from the prison at an
early hour this morning by sawing the
bars. ■.;,; *'
[ _7 A posse of twenty men . was organized
and started after the fugitives. '-. They were
overtaken at noon and a battle ensued, in
which Cravens was ; ; killed. Crittenden
made his escape. .
Drilled Through Silver Ore.
NEW . PHILADELPHIA, Ohio, Aug. 11.
While drilling on; the farm of • Jerry
Reeves, northeast of Dover, Thomas Click,
assisted - by A. ; BuerKel, '-'■ had ■ reached Sa
depth of 145; feet, when they withdrew^the
drill and used the sand-pump. When the
pump was pulled out , they i noticed | small
articles of silver ore which is claimed to
be genuine. The ore will be tested.
Frightful Disaster to a
Train on an Ohio
Three of the Crew Are Buried
Beneath Tons of Coal
and Debris.
Fire Had Destroyed Part of the
• Structure Before the Train
„ . * . '■ : -
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio, Aug. 11.— A bad
wreck occurred on the Ohio Southern
road at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon. At this
point there is a two-span bridge across the
river. The structure gave way and an en
gine and twenty-five freight cars dropped
twenty-five feet to the water below, which
is thirty teet deep. The coal cars were
piled up in the river.
Engineer Radcliffe, Fireman Houser and
Brakeman Hincox, who were all in the
cab at the time the bridge collapsed, went
down without a moment's warning and
were drowned. They' were buried in the
river under about ' 400 tons of coal. They
all lived here. The rest of the train crew
It is thought that four tramps who were
stealing a ride were killed.
A wrecking-train was sent out and the
debris is being removed. The bridge had
caught fire some time before and had partly
burned away when the train struck it. The
three drowned men who were in the cab
saw the smoke, but thought nothing of it,
and consequently no effort was made to
stop the train.
The body of the engineer was found
pinned in the cab. Efforts to find the
bodies of the other men have been unsuc
Tried to Have a Hotel Clerk Get His Life
PITTSBURG, Pa., An*. 11.— It is be
lieved that H. H. -Holmes, the arch fiend
whose awful murders in Chicago and To
ronto have startled newspaper readers, re
sided in this city for a time.
About two years ago a stranger who gave
his residence as O'Hara street, called on J.
Aiken, a merchant on Fifth avenue, for
the purpose of renting a house owned by
Mr. Aiken. * The house in question was a
large one with many, .halls and a deep cel
lar. Mr. Aiken did not like the appear
jance and actions of the stranger, and re
fused to enter into negotiations. -
I A few days ago two gentlemen called on
Mr. Aiken and produced a picture and
asked him if he . could recognize the man.
He at once remembered it to be the mys
terious stranger who wanted to rent or buy
his property. After telling the two men
that the photograph was that of a stranger
who gave his address as O'Hara street the
two men . departed. Since their departure
Mr. Aiken saw a photograph of Holmes in
one of the daily papers, which tallied with
the photograph the two men had in their
possession. Holmes was in Pittsburg again
last March and stopped at the Mogonga
hela House, where he attempted to get
Night Clerk Ward to have his life insured,
but the latter refused. „ "Vv-Y**v'.'
Suicide of Broker Jewett' a Daughter
While Insane.
NEW YORK, N. V., Aug. 11.— Miss
Alice Jewett, the daughter of Broker
Charles H. Jewett, committed suicide this
morning by jumping from a third-story
window into the inner court yard at the
Windsor Hotel, Fifth avenue and Forty
seventh street, where her family has been
stopping temporarily.
•■ Miss Jewett was insane at the time, and
was in the room with her mother. The
latter saw her as . she was asbut to jump
and tried to stop her, but was unable to do
so. Death was instantaneous. Miss Jewett
has been for some time under treatment
for insanity.
For Pacific Coast Telegrams see
Pages 3 and 4.
■r/«RfrL Half the ftm of
|Sjrt)&*^B life is lost by
A V^T".^ man y people
{** T f 2*-fe]tg-*l!x} through their
neglect of one of
a^ /tamm\\\ \ •**" Jature ' s most
Jmmu/-f\ I \\/ \ •"£-**-* laws. Na-
f *Tj (i% f\ I XuV' A ture insists* on
\jf-i I Jl I I Y^*; re g u ** a " t y*' -Peo-
-IWy____} f 1 / X j/ pie who allow the
Aft I^ l '. _^\i I con tinuance of
fan irregularity
life is lost by
many people
through their
neglect of one of
Nature's most
rigid laws. Na-
ture insists on
pie who allow the
continuance o f
any irregularity
1 I VV-M A. in their digestive
I .\^J/y organs soon have
%, I _£J- I| j|^ffl|r Vt- to pay the pen-
alty. 7. Free and
Ik'WW *H regular move-
Bw \ j Ja ment of the bow-
*~*-*BHa. \\f 18 els is the surest
•jwot \ r Vi sign of good
_jr3^i/Zy The first ques-
"~ v *- tion the . ■ doctor
asks is: Are your bowels regular ? If
not, she gives something to make them
so and quite often that is all he needs
to do. *,*•- ' -'."■■'• •■<-
Assist Nature occasionally in removing .
offending matter from the stomach and -
bowels and you need never be very sick.
Remember that assistance 7 don't | mean
violence. What is needed is a gentle but
efficient helper that .will worlc so easily
and- so naturally 7 that there will be no
shcck to the system.
Of all the remedies that have been pre-
pared, Dr. Pierces Pleasant Pellets best
fill all the requirements. They are made
of I refined," j concentrated * vegetable ; | ex-
tracts. One is a laxative— two a mild
cathartic. They cure constipation, bil-
iousness, dyspepsia, distress after eating,
sour, stomach, >; •'heart-burn," dizziness,
foul breath i and all disorders due to im-
perfect digestion. Each little vial holds
from forty-two to forty-four Pellets, and
sells at the same price as the more com-
mon : and cheaper 7 made pills. A*. free :
sample 7 package (4 to .7 "• doses) will be
. sent on request. Once used, they are
always in favor. 7 World's Dispensary ■[
Medical Association, 663 Main Street,
Buffalo. N. Y.

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