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MRS, HAMMOND VISITS KRUGER. Pleads With Oom Paul for Leniency to Captive Reformers. THE BOER IS GENEROUS. Announces That a Settlement Will Be Reached With out Delay. END OF THE MATABELE WAR, Natives Give Up the Struggle Against the Conquerors of their Country. LONDON. Exc, May 7.— The Telegraph will to-morrow print a dispatch from Pre toria, capital of the Transvaal, saying that the wife ot John Hays Hammond, the American member oi the Johannesburg Reform Committee, who was sentenced to death, has bed a long and touching inter view with President Kruger, with whom she pleaded the cause of her husband and the other convicted prisoners. President Kruger promised that he would consider all the arguments that Mrs. Hammond had submitted, and said he hoped the mat ter would be settled by the end of the week. The outlook now seems to be most hope ful. The prisoners, with a few exceptions, have signed detailed statements relative to the agitation. The dispatch adds that JonkherrFcbaek, chairman of the First Volksraad, has re ceived a communication from Sir Hercules Robinson, British High Commissioner in South Africa, to the effect that Earl Grey, administrator of the British^outh Africa Company, believes the Matabele rebellion to be broken, and had, therefore, requested him (Sir Hercules) not to send imperial troops to Buluwayo, and so increase the difficulty of placing supplies there. Bir Hercules added that the British troops, numbering 700, would, therefore, remain at Mafeking, on the Transvaal frontier, pending receipt of further orders. In the House of Commons to-day Sir Ellis Asbmead Bartlett (Conservative) asked if it were true, as alleged, that Cecil Rhodes had placed himself in the hands of the Government and offered to return to England and meet the charges which had been made against him of having insti gated the raid of Dr. Jameson into the Transvaal. Mr. Chamberlain. Colonial Secretary, re plied: "I have not addressed nor have 1 received from Mr. Rhodes any communi cation whatever since he left this coun try." The Daily News will to-morrow say that the solicitor of the South African Com pany and Cecil Rhodes in London tele graphed on Monday last to Mr. Rhodes, who is now in Gwelo en route to Buluwayo, informing him of the excitement caused by tbe publication of the cipher telegrams captured by the Boers at the time of Dr. Jameson's raid into the Transvaal, in which it is claimed that Mr. Rhodes and other officials of the company were concerned in the conspiracy to overthrow the Transvaal Government. The solicitor added: "In view of the altered situation in Rhodesia the directors of the company hesitate to accept your resignation. What is your view?" On Wednesday Mr. Rhodes replied: "Let the resignation wait; we fight the Matabeles to-morrow." According to the Daily News the direc tors met on Thursday and decided to de fer their acceptance of Mr. Rhodes' resig nation. Previous to arriving at this deci sion the directors conferred with Mr. Chamberlain, the Colonial Secretary, who declined to advise them as to the course they should pursue, but who, in view of the debate on South African affairs that will take place in the House of Common* on Friday, desires to be furnished with a definite statement by the directors of the decision they finally arrived at. The resignations of Messrs. Rhodes, Beit and Harris as officers of the company were tendered to the directors on Monday night. HANGED FOR MANY CRIMES, Continued from First Page horse-stealing and for other charges of larceny. At that time officials of the Fidelity Mutual Life Association of Phila delphia were hot on Holmes' trail for de frauding the concern out of $10,000 in con nection with Pietzel's death, TEe latter be ing insured for that amount, and as the accused believed horse-stealing to be a high crime in Texas be voluntarily con fessed to Deputy Superintendent Hanscom to the insurance fraud. He did not for a moment dream that ne was then suspected of the murder of Pietzel and he came to Philadelphia without requisition papers. He expressed a willingness to be tried here on the conspiracy charge in preference to that of horse-stealing at Fort Worth. Be fore leaving Boston Holmes made this "confession" to Mr. Hanscom: "When I concluded it was time to carry out our scheme to defraud tbe insurance company, I secured a 'stiff' in New York and shipped it in a trunk to Philadelphia. I turned the check for the trunk over to Pietzel on the Sunday nearest the Ist of September. 1 instructed him bow.to pre pare the body and in three hours we were en our way to New York. Ten days after the payment of the money I saw Pietzel in Cincinnati. I took the three children to that city, where the father Baw them. Pietzel agreed to go South and he took one child, Howard. I took tbe two eirls to Chicago because I had business there. We all met again in Detroit. Pietzel took the children and went to South America. During all this time Mrs.«Pietzel knew her husband was alive, but she did not know he had the children. If she was aware of that she would insist that the crooked business be wound up right away. In order to keep Mrs. Pietzel away from her husband I had to tell her he was here and there, traveling from one city to another." This was the first of a number of alleged admissions that Holmes subsequently made. In fact he acquired a penchant for making "confessions" that surprised the authorities. The insurance officials had good ground for believing Holmes had murdered Piet zel and the three children, so when the prisoner arrived in Philadelphia he was urged to make another "confession." And he did so without any hesitation, but it varied somewhat from the one made in Boston. It graphically narrated how the body was substituted for Pietzel iti the Callowhill-street house and its identifica tion by Alice Pi?tzel as that of her father a week afterward. Holmes also related how the money was received from the in surance company and its subsequent di vision between Mrs. Peitzel, Jephtha D. Howe, the St. Louis lawyer, and himself. It was in this "confession" that Holmes accused Howe of receiving $2500 for his share in the transaction. Howe was indicted for conspiracy, but recently the case against him was dropped. Soon after Holmes was brought to Phil adelphia Detective Geyer visited him in the County Prison in relation to the find ing of the body at 1316 Callowhill streetlon September 4, 1894. After an hour's con versation with the wily Holmes the de tective emerged from the prison with a "confession," in which the accused said the body was not that of Pietzel. but was one substituted to defraud the insurance company. A week later Holmes honored Geyer with another "confession." "Mr. Geyer," he said, "that story I told you about the substituted body is not true. It is the body of Benjamin F. Pietzel, but I did not murder him or his children. On Sunday morning, September 2, I found Pietzel dead in the third story of the Callowhill street house. 1 found a note in a bottle, telling me that he was tired of life and had finally decided to commit suicide. He requested me to look after tbe insurance money and take care of his wife and family. I then fixed up the body in the position it was found. These children you speak of are all right. They are with Minnie Williams in London. I gave Howard to Minnie Williams in Detroit and I sent Alice and Nellie to her from Toronto. They met Miss Williams in Niagara Falls, and sailed for Europe from New York." Between this time and his trial for con spiracy to defraud the insurance com pany, to which he pleaded guilty, Holmes made many other "confessions," but they differed very little from those already given. Each time he pretended to tell the truth, but he suddenly avoided doing so. Nobody believed what Holmes said about Pietzel, and he would not say anything about ths children, except that they were ail right. In his many interviews with District At torney Graham, Holmes persisted that the three missing Pietzel children were with Minnie Williams in London. He even per suaded Mr. Graham to have an advertise ment in the shape of a cipher puzzle in serted in a New York paper for the pur pose of bringing Minnie Williams and the three little Pietzels back from Europe. The District Attorney placed little faith in what Holmes had told him, but the "ad" was published as a eort of last and hope less effort. When the bodies of Nellie and Alice Pietzel were unearthed in Toronto, Holmes denied having killed them. When Howard's charred remains were located in a superannuated stove in Irvington, Ind., Holmes calmly denied any knowledge of the lad's death. When the murders of Minnie Williams and her sister were dis covered, Holmes said Minnie killed Nanny in a jealous frenzy and he buried the body in Lake Michigan. He vigorously denied having put Minnie to death so as to secure her property. The disappearance of Emily Cygrand was traced to Holmes, but the criminal said he knew nothing of the girl's fate. The partially consumed bones that were found in the Chicago "castle" are known to be those of some of Holmes' victims. About the last time that Holmes was taken to the District Attorney's office to "confess," Mr. Graham lost patience with him. Holmes gave a repetition of his picturesque falsehoods. He actually gave the District Attorney a veritable "jolly" about the Peitzel family and Min nie Williams being still alive. The scene that ensued was extremely dramatic. Mr. Graham said: "Holmes, you are an infernal, lying mur derer. I will hang you in Philadelphia for the murder of Benjamin Pietzel." Holmes' nerve was still with him and he said: "I defy you. You have no evidence to prove me guilty." Mr. Graham looked with disgust and de termination at Holmes and said: '"You will surely hang in Philadelphia for mur- I dering Benjamin Pietze!." The trial and conviction followed. The District Attorney endeavored to prove during the trial through Detective Geyer, that Holmes also killed tbe Pietzel chil dren, but Judge Arnold, before whom the case was tried, declared this to be irrele vant. Geyer had unearthed the murder ot the children after a prolonged investiga tion, and the commonwealth was prepared to prove that Holmes also committed these crimes. Holmes embraced the Catholic faith when it became evident to him that he must bans, and Rev. Fasher Dailey min istered to his spiritual wants. Through out his trial and subsequent imprison ment Holmes maintained a nonchalauce that was remarkable. INDIAN POLIGAMISTS. Oklahoma Courts J-.rperience Difficulty in Enforcing the Law. OKLAHOMA CITY, 0. T., May 7.— The Oklahoma courts have struck a puzzler in the Indian custom relating to plural mar riaees. The law of Oklahoma is very severe on polygamists, and Indians on reserva tions are not exempt from its operation. The Kickapoos t aye an average of five Bquaws each. The Cheyennes and Arapa hoes are nearly all polygamists. as are the Kiowas and Apaches, Comanches and Wichitas. It is stated that the courts have decided to take action in the matter at once unless polygamous practices cease. Captain Woodson of Anadarnaka agency has issued orders commanding Indians of his agency having several wives to at once decide on the wife wanted and give up the others, and no little uneasiness has resulted in all the polygamous tribes, as it is claimed by the Indians that one squaw cannot raise corn to snpport an ex-warrior in becoming dignity. 6 A FANCESEIN RISORACE, p rivet Frank T. Walter to Take His Own Life. '■' ' ' r LINCOLN, Nebr., May^7.— Frank T. Wal ter, a young money-loaner of Lincoln, sne cessful in business and ]of some promi nence in society, committed suicide this morning by throwing himself in front 6 a Rock Island train. The body was literally ground to pieces. ; Walter's father was last month the de fendant in a sensational divorce suit brought by his second wife. The elder Walter is wealthy and the family name name had heretofore been unsullied. When young Walter and his bister, to whom he was much attached, were dragged into the case the youuc; man brooded deeply over the fancied disgrace. ,. He began drinking heavily, and last Tuesday tried to end his ; life "by inhaling gas, ' but was pre vented. To-day '• he '■ made ■ a < second and successful attempt in the manner stated. He was unmarried. THE SAN FRAXCISCO CALL, FRIDAY, MAY 8, 1836. KILLED BY HIGHWAYMEN, Awful Tragedy on the Lighted Streets of Chicago. A MERCHANT MURDERED The Armed Robbers Attempt to Plunder His Dry-Goods Store. CASHIER PAINFULLY WOUNDED A Panic Ensues and the H'ghwaymen Use Their Weapons Freely Before Making Their Escape. CHICAGO, 111., May 7.— At 9 o'clock to-night, while the streets were crowded, George J. Marshall, proprietor of a large dry-goods store at 376 to 382 West Madi son street, was shot and instantly killed in front of his place of business while pur suing three highwaymen who had just at tempted to rob the store. His cashier had Hist been shot through the hand while behind her desk. A large number of shots were fired on the streets and two persons passing were seriously injured. It was the most daring attempt at holding up a cashier yet attempted in Chicago. The wounded were: Miss Mattie Gar retson, shot in the hand; Miss Kittie Hynes, shot through both legs while pass ing the scene on a cable-car; A. 8. Bagg, shot in right leg while trying to head off one of the robbers. Shortly before 9 o'clock a man appar ently about 50 years old entered the store of George J. Marshall and asked what time the store would close. On being in formed that 9 o'clock was the closing hour he departed. Promptly at 9 o'clock the man returned with two companions. Two' of the men came inside of the store, while the third stood guard at the door. Each man was armed with two revolvers. The two men who went into the store immedi ately approached Miss Garretson at the cashier's desk and leveling their revolvers at her, ordered her to open the cash drawer. The young lady refused and clos ing the drawer, turned the combination. One of the robbers shot her in the hand, but not quick enough to prevent the drawer from beine locked. Mr. Marshall being in the store at the time hurried to the cashier's desk and the robbers ran out, pursued by him. When on the sidewalk the three desperadoes fired two shots each at the proprietor, and then firing to scat ter the crowd, started away on the run. Marshall was hit by two balls — one in the temple and the other in the left breast. He died instantly. Just at the time the tragedy occured a West Madison cable train passed, and two bullets went through one of the open cars. One of them passed through both legs of Miss Kiltie Hynes, a passenger. A gene ral panic followed, and in the effort of the passengers to get off and away from danger many were badly bruised and scratched. Two of the highwaymen ran east on Madison street and the other went west. The two running east had gone about a block when they were ordered to halt by A. S. Bagg, who happened to be passing at the time. Bagg was immediately shot and fell, while the fleeing men went on their way unmolested. Thirty minutes after the shooting occurred the Chief of Police personally appeared at the place of the murder with a large force of detectives. He has descriptions of the men from over a dozen witnesses, who can positively identify them. He believes he knows who the robbers are and that he can capture them. No customers were in the Marshall store to-night at the time of the tragedy, but a number of girls were behind the counters. All were badly frightened. AMERICAN CITIZEN KILLED By the Spanish Soldiers Under Command of General Luque. The Intelligence Has Come to This Country in a Letter to Thomas Estrada Palma. NEW YORK, N. V., May 7. -The fol lowing letter from the Cuban insurgents encampment of Maguayaras, dated April 16, has been received by Thomas Estrada Pal ma: "I have been operating within this seo tion during the last two months, and I am satisfied of the success I have attained, although the Spaniards have given me few opportunities to meet them. "They boast, however, that they are always after us, but that we avoid fight ing, but I assure you that such is not the case. They hardly venture out, and when they do they are very careful to remain within a short distance of a fortified place. "But if they are unwilling to meet our soldiers, they are very active in commit ting all sorts of outrages against the coun try people they come across. Scarcely any one is left alive, for they proceed on the theory that every Cuban is a rebel, no matter what bis attitude may have been. "Among the atrocities lately committed by the Spaniards I will describe the follow ing. They are a fair sample of the worn they are doing: The column commanded by General Luque on April 11, while pass ing Maguarayas, fired a bouse where Nar ciso Lopez, an American citizen, was breekfasting. They made him prisoner, took him to tbe roadway, shot him and left the corpse unburied. "The small column commanded by Lazo, April 14, while passing Santo Domingo, seized eighteen peaceable citizens and shot them aIL The official report says that they had an encounter with Cuban forcee, which they routed, killing them. "A day hardly passes without atrocities of the kind stated, and were I to attempt to give you an account of those which have come to my knowledge within the last three weeks I would have to fill many pages. But how mistaken are the Span ish if they suppose that such misdeeds will break the spirit of our people, for the reverse is the invariable result. lam your obedient servant, "Mariano Torres, Brigadier-General." Auhrey Beard* ley Is Convalescent. LONDON, Esq., May 7.— Aubrey Beards- ley, the English artist, who was reported very ill in Brussels, has recovered and has resumed workjin London. SLAIN BY SFAX FANATICS. Missionary Leach, His Wife and Son Are Brutally Murdered by Natives in Tunis. NEW YORK, N. V.. May 7.— A special cable dispatch to the Herald from Tunis says: Information with regard to a hor rible murder at Sfax has just been received here. It was a triple murder, Dr. Leach, an Anglican Protestant missionary, bis wife and his infant son being the victims. The crime was discovered Wednesday. Dr. Leach's little son, who was only eighteen months old, was found in his cradle with his throat cut. The motive of this horrible crime ap pears to have been vengeance, for the gold and silver jewels of the victims have been found. Great consternation prevails at Sfax. The judicial authorities have informed the procurator of the republic, and juge d 'instruction at Sousse, who arrived at Sfax yesterday. Three natives have been arrested. CARDINAL GALIMEERS DEAD. Succumb* to Throat Trouble at the Age of Sixty Tear: 7 BERLIN, Germany, May 7.— Cardinal Luigi Galimberti, titular Archbishop of Nice, and formerly papal nuncio at Vienna, died at Suchtein, near Dusseldorf, to-day from throat trouble. He was born in Rome in 1836, and created a Cardinal in 1693. k'.v WOMEN PARTIALLY WIN, Take Their Seats in the M. E. Conference Under Certain Conditions. Compromise Report of the Committee on Eligibility Is Unanimously Adopted. CLEVELAND. Ohio, May B.— Bishop Foss presided at to-day's session of the Methodist General Conference. Dr. A. J. Kynett presented the report of the com mittee on eligibility, which provided for a i compromise of the woman question. The proposition was in substance to allow the women delegates to keep their seats, on the understanding that it should not es tablish a precedent, and then to re-submit to the annual conference during the next four years the same constitutions! amend ment or one similar to that, which lately barely failed of adoption by the three quarters vote. The report further provides that the action of this general conference should without any prejudice to the rights of any w omen delegates to any future general conference under the constitution, as such g eneral conference may construe or in terpret it. Rev. Mr. Warren of New England pre sented a substitute for the report of the committee on elieibtliry. Itprovided that women duly qualified may be chosen as lay del egates by an electoral conference, the male members of which, without de bate, by a majority report, declare that women are eligible, provided that in no case mo re than half of the delegation or reserve delegation shall be women. The substitute further d eclared that the con ference deemed it "unwise under the cir cumstances to interfere in any way with the status of the women who have been elected in good faith by their constltu- ' ents." The full report was adopted by an almost unanimous vote. The announce ment of the vote was greeted with pro longed applause. READY TO BE VOTED ON, Santa Monica Appropriation Will Be Reported in the Senate To-Day. California Statesmen Will Do Their Best to Defeat Huntington's Forces. WASHINGTON, D. C, May 7.— The Santa Monica appropriation will be re ported in the Senate to-morrow. W. C. Patterson, president of the Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles, referring to the bitter fight in the Senate said to-day: "C. P. Huntincrton has succeeded in pro ouring from the Committee on Rivers and Harbors in the House and the Committee on Commerce in the Senate recommenda tions for an appropriation for a harbor at Santa Monica, although the people in the vicinity, the Congressmen from that dis trict, both Senators from California, and eight of the most distinguished United States engineers have recommended and preferred San Pedro. This is a remark able instance of the power of one wealthy and unscrupulous man over the American Congress. "The people of California and of the whole country should carefully scan each vote when the measure is put upon its passage. Fot the sake of the goou name of our people, it is sincerely hoped that a smaller number will bo found to wear Huntington's yoke than he is disposed to claim. T ere has in the history of this country been no such outrageous effort than this to subvert the will of the people, to override justice and to plunder the United States treasury for the benefit of a private corporation. The people of the Pacific Slope, irrespective of party, are thoroughly aroused over this attempt to destroy their commercial interests, aud to hand them over, bound hand and foot, to the tender mercies of a grasping monopoly. The in dignation is acute and widespread. Our people leel that they are about to be greatly wronged, and there is no uncertain sound about the earnestness and meaning of their protest." The adoption of the resolution by the California Republican State Convention condemning the Pacific railroad funding bill is gratifying to the California Congres sional delegation, except, perhaps, John son. They regard this action of the State Convention as a suitable answer to the statement of Mr. Huntington that the delegation in Congress did not represent the public sentiment of their State when they opposed the plan of the Pacific rail road people. Senator Perkins of California said that he thought the declaration of the Republican State Convention against the funding bill was a fair impression of the sentiment of the people of California on that subject. Condition, of the Treasury. WASHINGTON, D. C, May 7. — The treasnry gold reserve at the close of busi ness to-day stood at $119,084,124. The withdrawals amounted to $96,000. CALIFORNIA A TRIFLE SLOW, Backed Off the Boards and Then Beaten at Shef field. TRACK RECORDS BROKEN Fred Barr and Cleophus Take Louisville Races in Fast Time. TALENT WINS AT AQUEDUCT. Four Favorites and a Well-Played Sec ond Choice First Under the Wire. CHICAGO, 111., May 7.— California at Sheffield to-day was tbe hottest thing that ever faced a starter at any of the Indiana tracks. From 2 to Ihe went to Ito4 in a flash, and the books refused to take a cent on him at that price. Outgo, at 5 to 1, however, beat him out by a length. The best finish of the meetintr came up in the fourth race when Fusileer, Anna Mayes, Dick Behan and Gomer crossed the line heads apart. May Fern was the only win ning favorite. Six furlongs, Little Sadie won, Connemara second, Kosa May third. Time, 1:15^. Four furlongs, Easter Eve wou, Clematis sec ond, Devoir third. Time, :bQ%. Six furlongs, Outgo won, California second, Glenold third. Time, 1 :!& Six and a half furlongs, Fusileer ■won, Anna Mayes second, Dick Behan third. Time 1:21^. Six furlongs. May Fern won, Marden Pet sec ond, Hazel Hatch third. Time, 1:1;% Mile, John llickey won, Mandolina second, Pat Molloy Jr. third. Time, 1:44J/ 2 . LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 7.— The second day of the Louisville meeting was princi pally remarkable on account of the break ing of two track records— Fred, Barr going six and a half furlongs in 1:21%, a quarter of a second better than the record, and Cleopbus setting the mark for a half-mile at 48 flat. There was a splendid attend ance, track fast and betting heavy. Three favorites and two outsiders were the win ners, and the books quit loser on the day. - Five furlongs, Suisun won, Banquo II sec ond, Fannie third. Time, 1:03. Thirteen -sixteenths of a mile, Fred Barr won. Zanone second, Irish Lady third. Time, 1:21!4. Six furlongs, Probasco won, Joe Thayer sec ond, Koko third. Time, 1 :16»^. Debutante stakes, half a mile, Cleophus won, Eugenia .Wick* seconds, Ethel Lee third. Time, :48. Six furlongs, Harry Shannon won, Trilby second, Gooding third. Time, I :ls*£. AQUEDUCT RACETRACK, L. 1., May 7. — The weather was just right here to-day for racing purposes, and a large crowd was present to witness the sport. ; The talent played in clover, four favorites and one well-backed second choice passing un der the wire in the lead. Seven furlongs. Mirage won, Kinglet second. Kallirohe third. Time, 1:27. . One mile, Bessie Browning won, 'Whippany second, Tomoka third. Time, l'A6*£. - Half mile, Joe Hay man won, Her - Own sec ond, Young Harry third. Time. :50. : . One and one-sixteenth miles, Mary Hall won, Chugnut second, Rosedale third. Time, 1:50*4. : Half mile, Favo won, Brighton second, Katie W third. Time, :50}j'. ... • . BASEBALL IN THE EAST. Many One-Sided Games and- Few Bril, liant I'lnys. CINCINNATI, Ohio, May 7.— The Reds lost to-day's game with the Champions through loose fielding and Dwyer's wild nass. Fisher, who relieved him in the fourth inning, pitched good ball. Miller's two errors were responsible for two of Bal timore's runs. Attendance 3500. Score : Cincinnati*.... 001 (I 0000 0— 17 4 Baltimore* 10400001*— 6 10 0 Batteries— Dwyer, Fisher and Fietx; HcMahon and Robinson. Umpire— Emslle. CLEVELAND, Ohio, May 7.— Payne, Brooklyn's left-handed pitcher, was effec tive against Cleveland to-day until the sixth inning, when the home team fell on to his delivery and pounded out a victory. Attendance, 1000. Score: Cleveland*. 1020 05 0 2 *— 10 16 2 Brooklyn* 100210000— 4 lv 2 Batteries— Wallace and Zimmer: Payne and j Burrell. Umpire— Hurst. LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 7.— The less i said about to-day's game the better. The j fielding of the home team was as ba i as that of the visitors was good. Attendance, 500, Score: Looiavillea. .000000010— 1 610 BostODS. 243 11213*— 17 16 0 Batteries— McDermott and Warner and Dexter; Nichols and (Jancel. Umpire — Sheridan. ST. LOUIS, Mo., May 7.— A combination of weak hittine, «=tupid base-running and errors by the New Yorks enabled the Browns to win. Coolcy and Douglas were injured, and retired from the game. Score: St. Lonia 12000002*— 5 8 1 NewYorka.... OOOOOOOOS— 3 6 S Batteries— Douglas, Hart and McFarland ; Meekln aad Farrell. Umpire— Keefe. CHICAGO, 111., May 7.— The home team was given its worst defeat of the sea son by the Phillies to-day. Friend was put in the box, and hit hard at all times after tne second inninz. Orth was in fine form, and held the locals safe all the way through. There were few fielding features, and the game was slow on account of its one-Bidedness. Score: Chicago*. ~ 000211100—5 7 6 Philadelphia 002350130-14 14 * Batteries— Friend and Kittridge; Orth and Cle ment*. Umpire — Weidman. PITTSBURG. Pa., May 7.— Pittsburg won from Washington to-day with ease, Killen pitching good enough ball to de feat any team in the league. He only al lowed three hits, and of these two were scratches. Donovan's batting and base running were superb. Attendance, 1800. Score : Pittsburgh 211112040—12 15 2 Washinuio-js 000002000— 2 8 6 Batteries— Killen and Kngden; McJames and ilcAuiey. Umpire — lynch. HEALDSBURG RACES. Wheelmen Contest lief ore Visitor* to the ..,-' Carnival. : HEALDSBUBG, Cal., , May 7.— A very pretty mile race was trotted at the race track this afternoon between John Gunn's three-year-old gelding Fernol and W. G. White's mare Chippie. The first heat was won by J^ernol in 3, minutes, and the sec ond by Fernoi in 2:58.' The bicycle races commenced on the track east of town at 3 o'clock p. m. A large crowd assembled, and numerous conveyances ran continuously between the grounds ana the main portion of town. A band played enlivening airs while the champions were disputing for supremacy. The track was in excellent condition. - One mile novice— Entries: J. B. McCutcheon, H. W. ; W. l*itch, C. C. W. ; L.H.Stewart, H. W.; E. R. Allen, P. W. ; John Plunkett, S.R. W.; T. B. McGimpsey, Un.; Charles Rick ctts, TJd. Won by Leitca in 2:4($ 2-5; Plunkett second, Allen third. . . v . One : mile, county amateur, winners of first iwo ■ heats to compete for final prizes— First heat— Entries: J. C. Williamson, S. R. W. ; Ben Noonan, S. R. W. ; C. A. Armstrong; S. R. W. ; George , Felix. S. R. W. ; J. ;C. Near, 8. R. W. Won Dy Noonan In 2:52 2-5; Williamson ; sec* ond, Near third. , Second heat— Entries: E. R. Allen, F. W. ; -— O". A. Kirk, P. W.; C. E. Botd, H. W.; C. Stew art, S. R. W.; Will GodmaV S. 8.. W", John Pinnkett, S. R. W. Won by. Will' Goldman in 2 :36U; Stewart second, Bond tnird. » Final heat— Entries: Xooaan, Williamson, Stewart and Godman. Won\by Noonan in 2:57 1-5; Williamson second, Vodma a. Ultra. Open amateur, one mile, wiri»»«rrßi the first two heats to compete ior final— Entries: G. P. Fuller, O. C. W. ; J. C. Williamson, S. R. W.; Ben Noonan. S. R. W.; George Tautan, O. C. W.; J. C. Near, B. R. W. ; George Felix, 8. K. W. Noonan won in 2:42 1-5; Tautan second, Wil liamson third. Second heat— Entries: C. Hanson, C. C. W.; C, Stewart, S. R. W.; C. A. Armstrong. 8. R. W.: W. Leltch, C. W. ; Ed Delventhal. H. W. Won by Delventhal in 2:28%; Armstrong second, Hansen third. Final— Entries: Noonan. Tautan, Hansen, Armstrong and Delventhal. Won by Delven thal in 2:40; Tautan second, Armstrong third. Healdsburg Club, one-third of a mile—En tries : L. H. Stewart, E. Delventhal, A. B. btarit s, C. Bond. Won by Delventhal in :46; Starts second, Stewart third. Open professional, one mile, scratch—En tries: H. Terrell, B. C. W.; J. Edwards. O. C. W. ; F. M. Byrne, I. C. C. ; Allen Jones, G. C. C. ; B. H. Barnes, H. W. ; W. H. Lowery, H. W.; N. Ackerman, P. W. ; H. C. Fuller, H. W. Won by Byrne in 2:38 1-5; Allen Jones second, Ed wards third. Jiogu* Horse and (Hcner Ruled Out, CHICAGO, 111., May 7.— The board of appeals of the American Trotting Asso ciation to-day expelled Elmer Gray, alias P. Kelly of Independence, lowa, and the bay gelding Elmer C, alias Slnggard, from the tracks of the association for fraudulent entry and performance and failure to re turn an unlawful winning. It was proven that Gray ana Elmer C performed on Wis consin tracks under the above-mentioned aliases. Another Victory for Kid McCoy. NEW YORK, N. V., May 7.— "Kid" McCoy practically knocked out James Daly of Buffalo at the New Manhattan Athletic Club to-night. The referee stopped tbe bout, as Daly was clearly over matched, after fifteen seconds of the third round. LIVELY IN THE SENATE. The Silver Question Is Dis cussed at Some Length. Hill Says the Senate Has No Right to Attack the Secretary's Integrity. WASHINGTON, D. C, May 7.— The resolution for investigation into the bond sales of 1894-95-96 was taken up in the Senate to-day, and Palmer (D.) of Illinois addressed the members. He felt that the animus of the resolution was to affect the public mind with reference to the silver question. He did not suppose that any Senator, except perhaps the Senator from South Dakota (Pettigrew), questioned the integrity of the Secretary of the Treasnry. He (Palmer) had opposed the resolution because he believed that its purpose was to procure material to affect unfavorably the public mind.on the silver question. Much of Palmer's argument was ad dressed to the question how much the commercial value of the silver dollar would be affected under free and unlimited coinage. The answer given by Cockrell (D.) of Missouri was that the commercial value of the gold dollar and of the silver dollar would be equal; that the silver dol lar would appreciate some and the gold dollar depreciate some." Vest asked Palmer what be meant by an allusion in his speech to "snap "con ventions" and was informed that it re ferred to conventions last year in Missouri and Illinois. Hill (D.) of New York suggested good humoredly that on the qnestion of snap conventions, he might be allowed to speak upon it as an expert. [Laughter.] In order to avoid any snap convention in the State of New York this year, the Democ racy of that State proposed to have the latest convention of all the States. Bill then went on to discuss the bond resolu tion, and he questioned Pettigrew as to the authenticity of a telegram which that Sena tor had read in his speech last Tues day, remarking that the Treasnry Depart ment knew nothing about it. Pettigrew's response was that was one of the questions to be investigated. Hill contended that Carlisle should be treated as courteously as Sherman and Boutwell, while Secretaries of the Treas ury, had been treated in like circumstances. Addressing the Senators of his own party, Hill said: "Democrats, be not dc cc ived. This is a useless and unnecessary proceeding; it is an attack on your Secre tary of the Treasury; it is putting him to annoyance and trouble. You are playing into the bands of your opponents — Repub licans and Populists. Ido not think«it is < a wise proceeding; Ido not think it is a politic proceeding. It is now in the hands I of the Senate, and I shall vote against it if I am the only man to do so." FIRE AT LONG BEACH, Bucket Brigades Save the Town From Destruction by Hard Fighting. Two Large Business Houses Burned Before the Flames Are Got Under Control. LO3 ANGELES, Cal., May 7.—Tne beautiful suburban town of Long Beach narrowly escaped destruction by fire this afternoon. Pine street, the principal bnsi. ness thorou . hfare of the town, was the scene of wildest excitement, the whole population joining in a tumult in its frantic effort to Btay the progress of the flames. By the explosion of an oil stove m th* second story of the Lowe building on Pine street, containing the postoffice, a fire was started. This was a two-and-a- halt-story structure, made memorable as the scene of the killing of Eliifcan, in November, 1894. This buil ing was occupied by the grocery firm of Amesberjr & Harmonson. A strong wind was blowing and great masses of sparks and burning wood were hurled tnrou h the air to the roofs of the build ings beyond. It was soon apparent to the people that it was impossible to save the building, and that the Wllsbire block, a two-story struc tn £ c ad i°| nin g. was also doomed. The citizens then organized bucket com panies and stationed themselves along the street north of the Lowe bulldin . and en deavored to prevent the communication of thenre by the sparks by throwine flour and salt on near-by roofs and wetting the mixture down. At the most critical period assistance from this city was asked for and a special train was sent down, carrying fire engine No. 1 and three hose carts from the east side. Before this fire extinguisher reached the town the conflagration was well under control. The Wilshire is occupied by a drugstore on the first floor and the second Btory is occupied by Dr. Covert. The drugstore is owned by J. L. Baton. This block was totally destroyed. It was val ued at |2500. The Lowe block was also burned to the ground. It was valued at f 250. A sudaen change of the wind en abled the people to save the Lowe resi dence from total destruction and that building is only damaged to the extent of 11000. A^' 4 -.' MEW TO-DAY.' , - I " Cupid and Psyche." MANHOOD! The Most Precious Ele- ment of Our Physical Being-. You vdo Not Know How to Appre- ciate It Until You Have Lost It. How It Can be Regained,— There are three stages of lost manhood: First, the ab- sence of manly power. 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