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J Established 1850. - - Incorporated 1888 V
J. H. ESTJLL, President. \
He Wn> 15 Year* Old anil Stealing
Fruit In Her Garden When Shot.
She Claims She Did lot Intend to
Hit Him, Hut Only Fired to Fright
en Him—She Surrenders to the Po
lice, lint the Coroner's Jury Ex
onerates Her.
Washington, Aug. 2.—Miss Elisabeth
Flagler, daughter of Brig. Gen. Daniel \V.
Flagler, chief of ordnance. United States
army, shot and killed a colored youth
named Ernest Green, who she detected
stealing fruit at the suburban residence
of her father about noon tp-day and was
discharged by the coroner's jury this even
ing on the ground that the homicide was
No tragedy of recent years in Washing
ton has caused such a sensation, pr been
fraught with more immediate excitement
in the neighborhood of its occurrence. The
residence of Gen. Flagler is in the north
western section of Washington on Cali
fornia avenue, and the grounds surround
ing it have been carefully cultivated for
the production of fruit and flowers, and
this attraction was the indirect cause of
to-day's fatal event. The premises, as
well as those of many who live in the
same suburban section of the city, have
been frequently despoiled by youths, an 1
in many cases adult men to an extent
that lias tried the patience of the prop
erty owners, and to-day a sad culmina
tion was reached when Miss Flagler, who
is between 25 and 30 years of age, saw
someone engaged in breaking the branches
and gathering fruit from one of the trees
in their garden.
A demand to leave the premises not be
ing at once complied with, the lady, with
out,'it is asserted by herself and her
friends, any further intention than to
frighten away the Intruder, discharged the
contents of an army revolver in the direc
tion of the plunderer. The bullet ploughed
through the boy, who was 13 years of age,
and his death followed on the instant. The
shots brought the police, and the body
of the boy wasi found.
Miss Flagler at once left the house, and
her parents being absent from the city on
a summer pleasure trip, sought Capt.
Shaler, also of the ordnance department,
U. S. A., and accompanied by him, prompt
ly proceeded to the office of Maj. Moore,
the chief of police, and surrendered herself
to the civil authorities. A police ambu
lance had been summoned to take away
the yet unidentified body, and a large
crowd, principally composed of colored
people, who were greatly excited and mur
muring profusely their indignation at the
killing, gathered upon the approach of
the ambulance. As many as wished were
permitted to view the dead boy, with the
idea of securing his identification, and fin
*ally he was recognized as Ernest Green,
whose father is employed as a messenger
in one of the executive departments. The
excitement then calmed down consider
ably. Wether any demonstration
would have been made against Miss Flag
ler herself had she remained at home is
rather uncertain; but while the excite
ment lasted comments were loud that the
lady was safe in the custody of the chief
of police, accompanied by Capt. Shaler
and a Miss West. She was outwardly
calm and dignified and wnlie having little
to say beyond acknowledging that she
fired the fatal shot, and averred that it
was not aimed at the intruder nor intend
ed to havq any effect beyond scaring him
away. She was very quiet during the
day at the police station, where she was
detained, though not under lock and key,
in the chief’s private room, awaiting the
coroner’s inquest, late this afternoon.
Gen. Flagler was telegraphed for and it
Is announced that he is now on route to
Washington and will reach here to-mor
row evening from Canada.
The inquest was begun late this after
noon, at the morgue, and a number of
witnesses were examints!. None of them
h.ul seen the shooting, but all heard tbe
shots. Miss Flagler’s testimony was the
only incriminating evidence offered. If
she had denied the shooting, no one could
have proved otherwise.
Miss Flagler, accompanied by Capt.
Shaler and Miss West, a daughter of ex-
District Commissioner West arrived at
fh ■ morgue shortly 'before •> p. m., and
took refuge in the office of the captain
of police. Her friends were extremely so
licitous an-d newspaper men were denied
u reess to her. Her manner was cool and
collected, and though her face was almost
as white as marble, she betrayed no ex
Miss Flagler’s testimony to the jury was
brief. She admitted having fired two shots
to frighten the boys away from the vicin
ity. She stated that depredations by a
gang of young boys had been frequerxt in
the neighborhood. Time and again, she
said, the boys had gained entrance to
fi r father's property, stealing fruit and
breaking down trees and plants. \\ hen
6he heard the boys in the grounds this
morning, she was in the house and saw
them from a distance. Thinking to fright
en them, she procured a revolver belong
ing to her father, and going to a second
story window fired two shots. At that
tint,, the boys had disappeared from view,
but she fired in the direction whence she
ban seen them in the fruit trees. Miss
I’lagler strenuously denied having fired
the shots to injure any one, her sole
idea being to frighten the youthful dep
redators from the place.
The jury reached a verdict within a
short time after hearing the evidence.
Hit one ballot was taken, and it was
unanimous in the expression that the shots
"ere fired without murderous or harmful
intent, and that Miss Flagler could not
1" held responsible for the unfortunate
tb nth of the little colored boy. Miss Flag
ler was thep discharged from custody and
escorted home by her friends.
, To. scene in front of the police station
tiiriug the inquest was somewhat un-
L ~ >l. The crowd was large, and composed
Principally 0 f colored people, though there
W ’T" many well dressed white
t jme of whom came in vehicles and lin
f,-' r ’ 1 about the neighborhood waiting
i r . s h’ verdict. Dissatisfaction in
- i l ’ and manner, rather than speech,
' - expressed by colored people in wait
in' , v '. h " n *he result of tho Inquest was
.’l’’ l known. There was litltlc out-spoken
i . U" nt, but among the colored people
. ."imgs of discontent at the result
T.. the sentiment of disapproval,
bei V talk of bringing the matter
u -e tin. grand Jury despite tbc verdict.
She IHofning
The Position of the Ronds Under the
Reorganisation Explained.
New York. Aug. 2.—The following cir
cular has been issued by the Borg com
mittee of the Savannah and Western
bondholders explaining the position of the
bonds under the Georgia Central plan:
“Under the plan all the underlying liens
on the Savannah and Western property
are discharged by Messrs. Samual Thomas
and Thomas F. Ryan, as intending pur
chasers of the Georgia Central. All
claims moreover of the Georgia Central
against the Savannah and Western are
paid by Messrs. Thomas and Kyan, as also
the cost of the receivership and foreclos
ure of the mortgages on the property.
Furthermore the $1,628,000 Savannah and
Western bonds claimed by the Georgia
Central are cancelled. Under the plan
each H.tWO bonds of the Savannah and
Western receives 1550 in new consolidated
mortgage bonds, $350 in first income bonds
and $250 in second income bonds. An
agreement has been made by Messrs.
Thomas and Ryan with the Savannah and
Western Company that ail the
consolidated bonds allotted
under the plan to the Savannah and West
ern bondholders shall be sold for the ac
count of the respective owners by the
syndicate marketing the main issue of
such securites. The prorata results of
the operation will be distributed by the
committee of the Savannah and Western
bondholders. The bondholders, however,
have t‘he right to cash their consolidated
bonds at 85 per cent, and accrued interest
after Sept. 1. Any bondholders wishing to
do this must give notice within fifteen
days after Aug. 20, the date of the bond
holders' meeting."
The committee states that the new con
solidated bonds have, or will be under
written and will be offered to the public
in the usual way at a price above 85. Bond
holders who have deposited with the com
mittee and failed to notify the committee
of their desire to cash their new consoli
dated bonds, will be deemed to have chos
en to become members of the syndicate
which will market the bonds. From this
agreement it does not seem that the Sa
vannah and Western bondholders who
have deposited with the Borg committee
can elect to receive their new consolidated
bonds. The Georgia Central plan pro
vides that these must be sold by the syn
dicate for the account of the Savannah
and Western bondholders.
Four of Them Dead and Seven Others
Seriously Injured.
Canton, 0.. Aug. 2.—A freight train on
the Pittsburg, Fort Wayne and Chicago
railroad broke in two on a heavy grade
near Stark siding early this morning. The
rear end crashed into the first section and
ten cars were wrecked.
A dozen tramps were riding in a furni
ture car, which was smashed to splinters.
When the trainmen came up they were
horrified to see the arms and legs of hu
man beings sticking from all parts of the
Thomas Collins of South Bethlehem, Pa.,
lived Just long enough to give his name
and address. Three others, badly man
gled, were taken out. Two of them were
dead, and the third died on the way to the
Michael Moran of Cleveland had his head
cut open and may die.
Adolph Sugden of New York, John Lu
gen of Chicago, Charles Eckert of Phila
delphia, Louis Simpson of Pittsburg, Wil
liam McCoy and Charles Wilson of Soho
are badly hurt.
If She Murries Again Site Forfeits
Alimony of $5,200 Per Yeur.
New York, Aug. 2.—Judge Gildersleeve,
in <tho superior court signed a decree to
day granting Mrs. Ollie Corbett an ab
solute divorce from her husband, J. J.
Corbett. The decree is granted on re
commendation of Referee Jacobs, who
heard the testimony, and reported that
the evidene showed that Corbett
had been guilty of improper conduct with
a woman named Vera.
The decree provides that Corbett shall
pay his wife $5,200 a year alimony. In
ease Mrs. Corbett remarries she will for
feit the alimony. She is authorized to
resume her maiden name of Ollie Lake
and can remarry. Corbetlt cannot re
marry until his wife is dead.
He Accused His AVife of Infidelity
and Site Claims He Killed Himself,
Spartanburg, S. C., Aug. 2.—J. O.
Carson, a well-to-do farmer of
this county, was found. murdered
in his bed, covered with blood and pre
senting a horrible spectacle. His throat
had been cut with a razor. His wife said
it was suicide, but bloody tracks were
found cn the floor and there was no blood
on the dead man's feet. His wife acknowl
edged that she had been charged by her
husband with unfaithfulness. The cor
oner's jury found a verdict that Carson
came to his death at the hand of a per
son unknown. The case is being investi
gated and something sensational is ex
pected to develop.
Two First Lieutenants Recalled
From College Duty.
Washington, Aug. 2.-Secretary Lamont
to-day issued an order detaching the fol
lowing officers from duty at colleges and
directing them to return to their proper
stations by the dates named:
First Lieutenant Laurence D. Tyson,
Ninth infantry, University of Tennessee,
Knoxville, Sept. 15, 1895.
First Lieutenant John H. Wills, Tw'enty
second infantry, Alabama Agricultural
and Mechanical College, Auburn, Sept. 1,
A Hanging nt Corsicana.
Corsicana, Tex., Aug. 2.—H. T. \\ hite
head alias Lee Thomas, was hanged here
today for the murder of J. W. Farley, a
vear and a half ago. Whitehead main
t lined his innocence to the last. The exe
cution was without especial interest.
Ocnfii linnU " New Receiver.
Washington, Aug. 2.—G. S. Stapleton
today appointed receiver of th J list
National Bank of Ocala, Fla to take of
| feet Aug. 7, vice Joseph K. McDonald, re-
I signed.
She Wits Leading Her Competitors
iu Fine Style—The Vigilant Wins
the Hare After the Heal Victor
Had Been Taken in Tow toy it Tug.
Tile Prise the SSOO Cup Offered toy
Ogden Goeiet—Her Superiority
Oxer the Other Bouts Clearly Dem
Newport, R. 1., Aug. 2. The De
fender lost her first race to-day, and
great was the pity of it, for she had walked
away from her throe competitors and
was nearing home when anew fangled
gaff at the top of her mainsail broke and
most ingloriously the aspirant for cup
honors was obliged to take a line from
a common every-day tug and retire from
the race, allowing the Vigilant to win.
The S3OO cup offered by Ogden Goeiet was
the prize for which the syndicate boat
was racing, but the fair fame of a craft
that seeks international honors was at
stake. Pitted against her were her per
sistent antagonists, George J. Gould’s
Vigilant, the preserver of America’s cup
in 1893, and Gen. Charles J. Paine's un
known Jubilee, built for a cup defender
in 1893, but not chosen; and also J. Mal
colm Forbes’ successful cup defender of
1887, the Volunteer.
With three opponents tit to try her steel,
the latest Herreshoff creation went out to
the Bremen's reef lightship off the en
trance to Newport harbor this morning
and put up a race that delighted the big
crowd of spectators, until after rounding
the second turn and sailing thirty-two
miles of the thlrty-elght-mile course. Then
her new hollow gaff broke near its middle
and the great mainsail became a mis
shapen bag.
The spar was hollowed out and bound
together like a barrel in order to save
weight. Hollow spars were first used in
England, and the Herreshoffs have elabo
rated on the foreign idea. Better go back
to the solid yankee stick, was the general
opinion of yachtsmen to-day, who were
conjecturing as to where we “would be
at” if such an accident happened in a cup
Before the mishap the Defender had
pressed to windward 17% miles and run 18
miles with the wind astern and spin
naker out, and had turned the second
mark with 11m, 35s advantage over the
Vigilant, lfim, 21s over the Jubilee and 3im,
33s over the Volunteer. This was clearly
a demonstration of what the new boat is
capable of. In the windward work the
gain over tha Vigilant was 2m, 29s and in
the run 9m, Os. The wind was about 14
knots an hour at the start, dropping to
10 knots at the first turn and increasing
during the run to 18 knots, at which rate
it was blowing when the gaff gave way.
The boat was close pulled at the time
and there was a lumpy sea, which may
have had something to ao with carrying
away the gaff. After the Defender with
drew, the Vigilant sailed home an easy
Gen. Paine’s Jubilee not only failed to
crowd the Defender, but could not push
the Vigilant near as hard as she did in
the trial races of ’93, showing either that
the changes in the Vigilant have improved
her or that the changes in the Jubilee have
not improved her.
Calculations of the Valkyrie’s perform
ances, taking her superiority to the Bri
tannia and the latter’s defeats of the Vigi
lant in English waters, will not hold good
here, for the Defender beats the improved
Vigilant and not merely the old Vigilant.
The performance of the old Volunteer to
day showed how much we have progressed
in yacht building since 1887, when the
boat, which was over an hour slower
than the model of 1895, easily beat the
The great race of the sloop diverted at
tention from the race for the SI,OOO schoon
ers' cup, also offered by Mr. Goeiet, which
was sailed at the same time over the same
course. There were nine crack schooners
in the race. The best elapsed time was
made by the La sea, and was 5:42:33. The
Vigilant covered the distance in 5:03:59, or
almost thirty-nine minutes better than the
best <xf the schooners. The Emerald was
the second schooner to finish, and was
given the prize on time allowance. The
Amofita was the third in. The others
finished in the following order: Mayflower,
Mertin, Elsmar C., Neura and Loyal. The
last two are schooners of class 5, and
were racing for a special eup, which was
offered at the New York club regatta June
13, but was not decided, owing to a. mistake
in classification. The Loyal won the prize
to-day by 2.19:00 corrected time.
To-morrow morning the fleet will con
tinue the cruise by a run to Vineyard
Haven, where it will lay at anchor over
Sunday, returning here on Monday.
Word was received from Bristol late to
night that the Defender will be ori hand
with anew gaff to-morrow, and will con
tinue on the cruise. The Vigilant, Jubilee
and Volunteer will also go to Vineyard
Haven, and in all probability the four
boats will meet again in the Dresel cup
races here next Tuesday. The American
cup committee will set the time for the
trial races on the return of the fleet here
next Monday.
A Demand for $2,009,000 Made on
the Sub-Treasury.
Washington, Aug. 2.—Treasury officials
were surprised this afternoon when in
formed that a demand had been made on
the sub-treasury at New York for a con
siderable sum of gold for export. The
amount exceeds two millions, and opens
up another gap which the Morgan-Bel
mont syndicate may feel called upon to
fill. One million was called for by the
Bank of Montreal, and upwards of $1,250,-
000 by the coffee importing houses.
This does not appear in the statement
issued to-day, as the treasury has not
been officially advised of the transaction.
According to the official figures issued
at 2 o'clock this afternoon the reserve
stands at $107,118,251, a loss since yester
day of $118,251.
Acting Secretary Curtis says the with
drawal indicates nothing more than a de
sire on the part of the American import
ers to pay their debts as they fail duo,
the * xport of gold as this season being oc
casioned by the liquidation of foreign ac
counts. The shipping of gold to the Mon
treal bank Is not, the secretary says, an
, mu . ual occurrence. That bank has a large
■[•edit in New York and this call for gold.
j K he thinks, on account of a demand for
aV’tlement. Assistant Secretary c’ur’.ix
scouts at the idea of any attempted run
on tiie treasury gold.
The Jnry Convict* the Taylor Bro
ther* In the Mrek* Case.
Carrollton, Mo., Aug. 2.—After being out
two and a half hours to-uay, the jury in
the Meeks murder case brought in a ver
dict of guilty. The clerk polled the Jury
and read the verdict. "We the Jury find
William Taylor and George Taylor guilty
of murder in the first degree."
The crowd began to applaud, and Will
iam Taylor half rose in his seat with
a look of terror In his eyes. The Judge
and sheriff rapped for order. Still the
crowd cheered, and rising on the bench
the judge shouted to the sheriff to arrest
all who had applauded.
Crowds gathered in the court house
square and on the streets .and discussed
the verdict. All were Jubilant.
But one ballot was taken by the Jury.
The defense at once prepared a motion
for anew trial. It is said by attorneys
for this state that this will not be grant
ed, because the case was conducted so
carefully as to leave no ground for an ap
William Taylor is a banker at Brown
ing, Linn county, Missouri, and ills
brother George is a farmer near Brown
ing. Both are married and accounted
wealthy. The crime of which they stand
convicted was the murder of GUs Meeks,
his wife and two children, in May, 1891.
Meeks shortly before the tragedy had
been released from the penitentiary and
was an. important witness for the prose
cution of the Taylor brothers for an al
leged fraudulent cattle transaction. On
the night of the murders Mr. Meeks and
his family were taken from their home
in a wagon by the two Taylors on the
pretext of sendng them from the country.
Next morning the half burned bodies of
Meeks, his wife and two of their chil
dren were found in a straw-stack on
George Taylor’s farm. Nellie Meeks, aged
9, survived her injuries and gave the
alarm that sent the Taylors Hying from
the country on horseback. The subse
quent pursuit of the fugitives, their sen
sational arrest and trial has ulready been,
told in these dispatches.
Ohio’* Populist* Put Hint in Nomina
tion on tbe First lltillot.
Columbus, 0., Aug. 2.—The platform re
ported by the resolutions committee was
materially changed by the populist state
convention this morning. As soon as the
resolutions were read. Tom Fifszimmons
of Cleveland, an admirer of Gen. Coxey,
said the resolution indorsing Gen. Coxey's
good roads idea had been placed at the
bottom of the list in order to belittle Gen.
Coxey. He moved that it be put iu the
second place.
Gen. Stark of Cleveland said there hat
been too much Coxeylam in the convention
This brought Gen. Coxey to his feet.
Tho lawyers, he said, had been running
things in this country to the exclusion of
the masses for some time. They were
trying to ruq thls'ennvention.
The additions to the ’platform include
the following. Dcrifcring it treason to is
sue interest-bearing bonds in a time of
peace; that the trial of Debs was a sub
version of the right of trial by Jury, and
demanding that all public monopolies be
nationalized; favoring the slate control
of the sale of intoxicating liquors, with
out profit; declaring in favor of the elec
tion of all state and national officers by
the people; favoring the eight-hour sys
tem in state employment.
But two names were presented for the
nomination for governor. These were Ed
Stark of Cleveland and J. S. Coxey ot
Canton. Gen. Ooxey was nominated, the
vote standing 520 for Coxey to 74 for Stark.
The convention adjourned to 3 p. m.
The ticket was filled out this afternoon
by the nomination of John H. Crofton of
Cincinnati for lieutenant governor, George
W. Harper of Green county for treasurer,
W. V. Baker of Newark for attorney gen
eral, E. D. Stark of Cleveland for supreme
Judge, and W. A. Floyd of Dennison for
member of the board of public works.
George A. Groot of Cleveland was unani
mously indorsed by the convention as can
didate for the United States Senate.
He I* Said to Have Taken Him n
Freseiit of CiiKiJMiO.
Constantinople, Aug. 2.—lt is rumored
that the Khedive of Egpyt, who arrived
here on July 18, brought to the sultan a
present of £500,000, with a view to enlist
ing more active sympathy on the part
ol’ the latter in the Egyptian question.
The reapproaohment brought about be
tween Russia and Turkey and the exist
ing good relations between Russia and
France, have, it Is thought, prompted the
khedive’s action.
He Ha* Been in Hiding on an Uncle’*
Farm Sinee the Crime.
Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 2.—A special from
Macon says that Will Green, who killed
J. T. Estes of Morgan county last spring
and twenty minutes later married the dead
man’s daughter, Cora Estes, wus arrest
ed there to-night. Estes was on the point
of leaving for Texas. He has been, hiding
on an uncle’s farm, forty miles from the
scene of the tragedy, ever sinee. His
young wife is loyal to him and wanted
to start with him for Texas.
A Man Accidentally Killed While
Hnnting Near Kl*Miminee.
Kissimmee, Fla., Aug. 2.—While shoot
ing at rabbits to-day, Julius Blue, a
Frenchman, accidentally killed himself.
He had fired several times and turned the
pistol up to look into the barrel, when
the weapon was discharged, the bullet
entering under his chin and going out
through the top of his head.
An Aeronaut Killed.
Phoenix, Ariz.. Aug. 2.—Aeronaut Barky
made an escention by moonlight last even
ing in a hot air balloon, but in descend
ing in his parachute he fell on top of a
house, sustaining injuries from which he
shortly afterward died. His partner. Nel
son, made an aitempt a short time before.
Nelson had got a short distance from tho
ground when of the ropes broke,
precipitating him to the earth. He es
caped with a broken arm.
Soldier* Struck toy Lightning.
London, Aug. 2.—A dispatch from Ped r
born, Westphalia, say* lightning struck
a company of soldiers at drill in the dis
trict of Diese yesterday and most of
the men were prostrated. Eight of thktn
arc in a dying condition.
Her Average Hourly Speed 18.53.
Her Ile*t Honriy Hun 20,00—llrr
Best Four Hour Hun 80.50 Knots.
Tbe Course Sniled :t. 112 Knot*.
Next to the Ylinuenpolia She 1* tile
Fastest YYurshlp of Her tins*
New Y'ork, Aug. 2.—The United States
commerce destroyer. Columbia, next to
the Minneapolis, the fastest warship of
her class afloat, arrived here to-day from
her race against time across the Atlantic.
No warship ever built crossed the ocean
in the same time. These are the princi
pal figures:
Times from the Needles, Isde of Wight,
to Sandy Hook lightship, six day, twenty
three hours, forty-nine minutes. Course,
3,112 knots. Average hourly speed, 18.53.
Best hourly run, 20.60. Best four hour run,
80.50. The daily runs were from 2p. rn. of
July 26, at the Needles, to noon of the fol
lowing day, 405 knots, and to noon of each
succeeding day, 467, 470. 437, 455, 453 and 405,
to Sandy Hook lightship at 8:19 a. m. to
On July 30, 2 a. m.. It was squally and
a storm threatened. The wind was south
w st-bywest; heavy seas came over the
bows and for four hours the speed was re
duced to eight knots an hour. In the
evening of the same day in latitude 46.05,
longitude 48.20 the Columbia ran near an
iceberg, which was about 150 yards long,
KB yards wide and 43 feet high.
The Columbia took in a pilot 400 miles
east of Sand Hook, only slowing up suf
ficiently for the purpose. She passed quar
antine shortly before noon, reporting all
well on board and dropped anchor in the
North river less than an hour later.
Her four great funnels wore covered
with salt crystals, where they were not
black with smoke. Soot covered the up
per structure and her sides were smeared
and streaked with rust; her decks were
covered with coal dust and cinders, and,
altogether, she looked as though an
early scouring at the navy yard would be
the best thing for her.
Capt. George W. Sumner said to a re
porter: “I consider her run across very
successful. We came under natural
draught. It was a smooth run, though
we had a little rough weather. We slowed
down only once before head seas. We
met some fog but went through it at
full speed, with our eight boilers and
three screws. Tile winds were varying,
but westerly generally. We had on what
we call battle hatches throughout, mak
ing us water-tight forwurd. The vessel
was somewhat down at tlhe head when
we started, despite the fact thalt we had
our trimming tanks aft filled. This Is
because of the natural trim when her
bunkers are full. She is a good boat
though. The roll was only 19 degrees to
starboard and 17 to port. She has rolled,
however, from 35 to 37 degrees.”
Tlie coal consumption, the captain said,
varied from 200 to 230 tons a day, about one
half that used by the Cunarder Lucania
in her trips from Liverpool over a course
of about 3,032 knots, whose best average
speed on a record trip was 21.90. The
Columbia had the best coal obtainable at
Southampton. It is that used by the
American line and comes from the Dow
lais Merkhyr mines. While her bunker
capacity Is only 1,500 tons, Capt. Sumner
took in 1,975 tons, filling the bunkers and
utilizing the wing passages, fire rooms
and even the decks, where forty tons were
stored under the superstructure. Thus
freighted with fuel she drew twenty-six
feet four inches forward and twenty-five
feet seven inches aft, an unfortunate trim,
but unavoidable. Her fire room force was
twelve short and that number were taken
from volunteers of the deck crew, making
up the full complement of 196. In addi
tion, forty-five men from the deck force
und three petty officers were transferred
to the engineer’s department to assist in
carrying coal. They worked night and
day and though fatigued, none gave out.
The plan to speed the vessel under forced
draught during the last twenty-four hours
was abandoned as impracticable. Willie
there was 300 tons of coal left when the
vessel dropped anchor In the North river,
what was left at the expiration of the fifth
day was at the ends and could not be
moved sufficiently fast to feed the fires for
such a run. if it could have been done,
Capt. Sumner said, it would have short
ened the time of the voyage three hours
and brought the Columbia’s average up to
about nineteen knots. "The ex
perience shows," said Capt. Sumner,
“the ability of the Columbia to make an
extraordinary run and sufficiently demon
strates what it was Intended it should.”
Chief Engineer W. H. Harris said:
“There was not a hitch in the engines
at any time of any character. They were
not stopped from the time of leaving the
Needles until we reached quarantine.”
The Hamburg-American line steamer
Augusta YHctoria. from Hamburg and
Southampton via Cherbourg, followed the
Columbia in, arriving off the hook at 10:50
a. m. The distance covered by the Au
gusta Victoria from Cherbourg was 3,054
knots, and her time of passage six days,
20 hours and 20 minutes. The average
speed of the Hamburg steamer on this trip
was 18.54 knots per hour.
The St. Louis, of the. American line, left
Southampton the day after the Columbia,
passing the Needles at 1:40 p. m., or 23
hours and 40 minutes later. She is expect
ed to arrive early this morning.
They Are to YVork on it Railroad Be
ing Built to the Interior.
Jacksonville, Fla., Aug. 2.—Another par
ty of fifty laborers will leave to-morrow
morning at 8:39 for Mobile, where they
will take a ship for Guatemala to work
on anew railroad being built from the
coast to the fruit country in the Interior.
A telegram from B. H. Hopkins, travel
ing agent of the Louisville and Nashville
railroad, states that the gang of laborers
which left here last Tuesday morning for
New Orleans left that port in the steam
ship Stillwater at noon on Thursday for
Puerto Barloe, Guatemala.
The company contracts with tfce men
to give them free passage and $2.25 per
day- _
Pmliller* Out ut fronton.
Ironton, 0., Aug. 2.—The puddlers and
helpers in the Eagle mil! at lionton went
out yesterday, because they could get no
satisfaction as to the scale under which
they were to work. The ml!) will shut down.
The men will not return to work until a
satisfactory scale is settled.
The llnnnock* Vokinic Tlielr NVny
lluck to Their HocrvHtlou.
Washington, Aug. 2.—Tho Bannock In
dian scare seems to have ended and the
Indians are returning to their reserva
tion. They have not been fighting and
have no desire to fight. The following tel
egram was received at the war depart
ment this morning from Gen. Coppinger
through his headquarters at Omaha: "A
report was received from Market Lako
this morning which indicates that the
Indians are returning from Jackson’s
Hole by a straight line to the reservation.
To test the correctness of the report the
t’nion Pacific railway oltleo was asked
to telegraph for Information to the sta
tions along the. Oregon Short Lino from
Soda Springs westward. The following
reply is from the division superintendent
at Pocatello: 'A stage driver who has
Just reached Soda Springs says after he
left Canabo this morning ho came
through I'iiry's land and the Blackfoot
river county. He reports that 200 Ban
nocks at tlrane Lake were on their way
from Jackson's Hole to the reservation.
They said that there had been no fight
ing und that there was no desire on their
pari to light. The sear* keens lo be over
and the settlers understand that the In
dians are trying to make their way back
to their reservation to avoid tho troops.
The information is thoroughly reliable.’ '*
Washington. Aug. 2.—A telegram was re
ceived from Gen. Coppinger at army head
quarters this ufternoon, dated to-day,
confirming the report from Pocatello, via
Omaha, received this morning. It further
stated that Gen. Coppinger'a cav
alry were now cammed at Marys
ville Vale, and that the Infantry
have been halted west of the Te
ton range to await further orders. Con
fidence, the dispatch says, has been re
stored, and the settlers are returning home.
Three New Commissioners lo Look
After the Knree,
Omaha, Neb., Aug. 2.—lnterest in tho
police squabble was Increased this morn
ing by the appointment of three new com
missioners by the attorney general and
the commissioner of public lands arid
buildings, both of whom are republicans.
The new men are all very well known
Omaha citizens and are among tho most
prominent and reputable men of the city.
W. J. Broatch, the republican member,
was mayor for two terms and was a very
popular official. He Is a manufacturer
and dealer In iron.
Gen. Paul Vandervoort, the populist, is
commander in chief of the national indus
trial legion and of tho populist recruiting
club, and A. C. Foster, the democratic
member, is the manager of the Swift
Packing Company, and stands v<ry high
In business circles.
The new law does not compel the board
to give more than one member of the com
mission to either democrats or populists
and this not Is regarded us a very grace
ful one by the people In general The city
Is very quiet and there Is n<* disturbance,
but a good deal of ridicule of the mayor’s
proclamation of yesterday. The city
council met this afternoon at 4 o’clock to
approve the bonds of the new commis
sioners, after which legal steps will be
taken to oust the old board) and they will
be successful. It Is believed.
The Operators Lome lo An Agree
ment With the Men.
Pittsburg, Pa., Aug. 2.—A compromise
has been effected and a strike of the West
ern Pennsylvania coal miners averted.
This morning's session of the miners’ con
vention wus given up to a discussion of
the propositions submitted by a commit
tee representing tho coal operators at yes
terday afternoon’s session. The proposi
tion had been placed by the miners in the
form of a resolution, which extended the
time until Oct. 1, the wage rate In the In
terim to remain at Go cents per ton; after
that date, 4 cents In cash payments, and
G 9 cents, where there are company stores,
or a coupon system in existence. This
resolution was adopted by the convention
and tho operators were so notified. This
morning the executive committee of the
operators met and ratified the resolution,
as adopted by the miners' convention. The
operators had named Nov. 1 as the time
for the wage readjustment. Their accept
ance of the miners' date—Oct. 1, Is a de
cided victory for the latter.
Ilintli of E. E. Mnun-r—lrw Princi
pal of the Hlk'li School.
Live Oak., Fla., Aug. 2.—lt has Just be
come generally known here that E. E.
Mussey riled on July 27, in New York,
where he had been taken to be treated for
cancer of the throat. Mr. Mussey was a
Royal Arch Mason, and one of Live Oak's
most highly respected citizens.
The board of trustees has selected as
principal of the Live Oak High school
I’rof. J. Ji. Fulk, formerly of the Leesburg
school. Prof. Euik is now engaged here
in summer normal work, and has made
a very favorable Impression. The Live
Oak High school pays its principal sluO
a month.
The Settlement in North Carolina
Located on l nproductlve Lund
Raleigh, N. C., Aug. 2.—lt is stated"on
good authority that there is great danger
that the Waldenson settlement at Valdez,
near Morganton, will break up, the settle
ment dissolve and great expectations dis
appear. Some of the 250 settlers have paid
for their lands in full and will therefore be
compelled to remain. Hut those who have
not paid, leave next autumn and will fol
low the superintendent of their hosiery
mill. It Is claimed that their settlement
is on unproductive land. The settlement
was made three years ngo.
He Ha* Agreed lo I'inlsli 111* Train
ing In That City.
San Antonio, Tex,, Aug. 2.—A telegram
Wits received here this morning announc
ing that Corbett had signed to do his
llnlshlng training at San Antonio. This
etty agrees to pay the transportation of
ten men and furnish free training quart*"-*
and cottages for Corbett and his party.
They will arrive here about Sept. 1.
1 DAILY. *lO A YEAR. 1
So Important New Development* In
the Cn*e nt Philadelphia—Mr*,
tlnlnlnn Taken to Caotle Holme* tty
the Police amt Give* Them Consid
erable Additional Information.
Same of .Inlln Connor’s Furniture
Found In Mr*, Uuiiiluu’a Apart
Memphis, Tenn., July 2.—Hatch, alias
Allen, alias Caldwell, alias Foggert, alias
Mascott, the convict doing time in the Ar
kansas penitentiary, who has been alluded
to as one of the right hand confederates
of Holmes, is undoubtedly a hugo fake, so
far as any connection he may have had
with Holmes and his crimes Is concerned,
and it Is most probable that the police of
Memphis will be able to show that at the
time this man of many aliases claims to
have been operating with Holmes In
Texas, he was doing a term In the peniten
tiary of Tennessee. His first penitentiary
sentence in this state was for horse steal
ing, and was for twenty-one years, but
he was pardoned and resumed his old
habits. lie is not at nil the kind of man
Holmes would select for his confederate,
and his travels have not carried him out*
side Tennessee and Arkansas.
Chicago, Aug. 2.—There were no nevg
Important developments in. the Holme*
case to-day. Geyer, the Philadelphia do*
tectlve, arrived this morning, held a con*
ferenoe with the police and left again fop
Philadelphia to-night. His conference
with the police was in the presence oi
Patrick Quinlan and his wife. In com
pany with the police officials, Mrs. Quin*
lan went to Holmes’ "castle" to-day and
gave the officers considerable Information.
Homo of tho furniture In the Quinlan
apartments there was Identified as hav
ing once belonged to Julia Connor, who.
with her daughter. Is thought to be dead
—a victim of Holmes. Mth. Quinlan gave
tho police this much Information. Aftep
the police had talked with Detectlvet
Geyor and permitted Detective Geyer t®
talk with Quinlan and his wife the twa
became more communicative. The pollca
became more alert ami It was announced
that important information had been re
ceived. Chief Badenoch said: “We hav®
secured some new and very Important
Information from Mrs. Quinlan. She has
given us some very strong evldenc®
against Holmes.”
“Does It relate to tho churge of forgery)
or murder?”
"That I will not say at this time. W®
are using the Information and adding to
It by new discoveries made by the use of
her evidence. We are not through yet
and will not give tho Information to the
press until wo ure. Then 1 think the prestt
will not he disposed to criticise us for the
work wo havo done In this very much
tangled case."
It is not true that the Quinlans are
staring a twenty-year sentence in tha
penitentiary In the face when they contem
plate a requisition to Texas?”
"Yes. that is true. We have undisputed
evidence that will send Holmes and Mrs.
Quinlan to tho penitentiary for twenty
years In Texas, and I think Pat could ba
placed In the same net.”
From tho fact that Geyer has gone to
Philadelphia and that Lawyer Capps has
gone there, it seems probable that thera
will be a convocation of Holmes’ accuser*
In Philadelphia some time next week, and
that It will then bo decided who has tha
strongest case aguinst him, and arrange
ments will bo made for a requisition,
i To-day Detective Geyer said: "The To
ronto authorities are anxious to got
Holmes. I know they can prove the Iden
tity of the Pletzel children whose bodies
were found In tho cellar of the house in
Henry street. The Texas people, I mean
tho faction represented by Attorney!
Capps of Forth Worth, can send Holme®
to the penitentiary for twenty years eas
ily enough.”
When asked what had been the result
of hts search for the body of Howard
l’ietzel In Indianapolis, Detective Geyer
said: "Thus far there have been no re
sults, but I have not given up. I think thS
boy’s body is burled somewhere In In
dianapolis.” , ■)
■'Do you think either of the Williams
sisters is alive?”
"No, if cither were alive Holmes would
not attempt to explain how one of then*
was killed. If their blood was not ois
his hands he would have no story of blood
to tell about either one of them.”
Chief or Pol'ce Badenoch left the city;
to-night, saying he, was going to his
summ* r home In Wisconsin and would no!
return to Chicago until Saturday and It is
said he has gone there to verify evidence
given by Mrs. Qulnlun against Holmes.
Itobeft I’. Walker was appointed re
ceiver yesterday for the Holmes
in Englewood.whlch has become so notori
ous as the scene of so many alleged mur
ders. The receiver was appointed In ac
cordance with the prayer of a bill filed
by Prank R. and Peyton R. Chandler of
the real estate firm of Chandler A Cos.,
who some tlmo ago bought a master's
certificate for the property from the for
mer owner, William H. Rose, who will
be entitled to a deed of the property onr
May 1 next, when the equity of redemp
tlon expires, unless In the meantime there
is a redemption of the property. Judge
Horton entered an order giving the re
cetver authority to borrow money If nec
essary to put the building in a tenabl-s
condition and to Issue receiver's certifi
cates if he so desires. The receiver Is or
dered to collect the rents and secure as
much revenue from the property as ha
Bear Operation* In Sicilian Rente*
Cau*e Tlielr Downfall.
London, Aug. 2. The Standard an
nounces the failure of Fratelll, Binger &
Cos., conducting one of the largest and
oldest banks in Genoa. Their liabilities
are very large. The firm became in
volved in heavy bear operations in Sicil
ian rentes to such an extent that th?y
were unable to meet their liabilities and
consequently were compelled to close their
New* of Damage to Crops and Prop
erty Still Coming In.
Denver, Col., Aug. 2.—Reports from the
flooded districts throughout the state con
tinue to make known the terrible damage
to crops and loss of property. The Den
ver and Itlo Grande had another washout
this evening about five miles west of
Pueblo. The Arkansas has swollen to a
raging torrent and two miles of the road
is gone.

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