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SIMPLE REMEDY FOR CATARRH.
Just Breathe Hyomei Four Times a
Day and Ee Cured.
If, a few years ago, someone had said
you can cure catanh by breathing air
charged with a healing balsam, the idea
would have been ridiculed, and it remained
for K. T. Booth, that eminent invehtigator,
to discover in Hyomei this method of cure.
Hyomei has performed the most mirac
ulous cures of catarrh and is today recog
nized by leading members of the medical
profession as the only advertised remedy
that can be relied upon to do Just what it
claims.
The complete outfit of Hyomei costs bnt
$1.00 and consists of an inhaler, a medi
cine dropper and a bottle of Hyomei.
Breathe Jlyoinei through the Inhaler for
a few minutes four times a day and it
will cure the worst case of catarrh. It
soothe and heals the niueuons membrane
of the air passages, prevents irritation,
and effects a complete and lasting cure.
The treasurer of the American Life In
surance Company, J. S. Nugent, of New
York city writes : " Hyomei has com
pletely cured my daughter of catarrh from
which she has been a sufferer for years.''
Jn ISarre there are scores of well-known
people who nay they have been cured of
catarrh by Hyomei. If it does not cure
you, Kiekert & Wells will return the
money you paid for Hyomei. This is the
strongest evidence that can be offered as
to their faith in the remedy.
. PJBESIDEHT-ON THE HOVE.
He Vllt Mnnr f'nllfornln. Towns
and lliul a ;oii Time.
Santa Barbara, Cal.. May 11.-President
Roosevelt's train has left Los
Angeles and made its first stop at Ven
tura, where the president made a brief
speech to the crowd nt the station.
When the train reached Santa Barbara
fully 1.1.000 people attended the brief
exercises on Plaza Del Mar, whore the
president delivered n brief address nnd
witnessed the parade through the main
thoroughfares of the city. The presi
dent and his party were met at Monte,
clto station, three miles south of llui
city, and were escorted to Santa Bar.
bara by a large delegation of citizens,
mounted police and forest rangers from
Santa Inez and Pile Mountain reserves,
the latter acting as a special guard.
The president was in the best of
spirits and expressed himself as hav
ing enjoyed the daj immensely. After
the ceremonies on the plaza the presi
dent was taken for a drive over the
city, viewing points of historical inter
est. He spent considerable time nt
the old mission as the guest of the
Franciscan Fathers and viewed the
sacred burying grounds, where hun
dreds of old padres have been buried
during the past century and which no
woman has ever been permitted to en
ter. Upon leaving the mission the pres
ident proceeded directly to his special
train at Victoria street, depot," leaving
for the north at 2 o'clock. Sunday was
spent at Monterey.
EDITOR HOWLAND DEAD.
lie i:plren Suddenly at 11U Krai,
ili'nce of Angina IVrtoriai.
New York, May 11. Gardiner G.
Ilowland, general manager of ihe New
York Herald, died suddenly nt bis resi
dence of angina pectoris. Mr. How
land, who was in his sixty-ninth year,
was u member of one of the oldest of
New York families. He married Miss
Mary Grafton Dulany of Baltimore,
who died in 1S!7. Four children sur
vive him, Dulany Ilowland, Gardiner
G. Ilowland, Jr.; Meredith Ilowland,
nnd Mrs. Percy It. Pyne.
Mr. Ilowland was for many years
n member of the board of governors of
the Union club. He was also a life
member of the New York Yacht club
and u member of the Metropolitan,
ltacliot and Tennis clubs.
Fourth Clnxn I'omtiiiunitera.
Washington, May 11. The following
fourth class postmasters have been
appointed:
New York Fake Delaware, W, F.
Mason.
Rhode Island-Block. Island, Ray g,
Llttlefield. I.
Pennsylvania Port Perry. Mary C.
Toner; ltoneo, Andrew A. Coyle; Scott
Haven, Harry A. Murray.
I-
Ilohert C. Morrlii Heslmm.
New York, May 11. Robert 0. Morris
has tendered his resignation as presi
dent of the Republican county commit
tee, to take effect immediately. It has
not been acted upon as yet. This course
was construed as indicating that Mr.
Morris' successor has not been agreed
upon, although his letter was dated
Inst Wednesday.
1i. II. Stoddard Djlnu.
New York, May 11. Bereft by death
in the last two years first of his bril
liant son, Lorimer Stoddard, the dram
atist, and then of bis beloved wife
Richard Henry Stoddard, "dean of
American poets," novelist nnd histori
an, is dying at 319 Hast Fifteenth
street.
Mill Workers
who need clear eyes and
steady hands, as well as
strong arms, prefer
Pillsbury's
Best Flour
to any other. The reason
is that this Hour, being
made of Spring wheat,
Contains a larger percent-,
age of gluten than does
other flour.
THE MEDFORD
MURDER CASE
Folice Believe They Have Traced the
Slaver of Meilfoni Victim.
A STRONG CLEW ON HAND
Krldenee Fnrnlahed Ity Minn May
Doherty Ihe Vtrmt "Which the Of
ficers Hnve Received to Cilve
Them Any Kncvaratsemeiit.
Medford, Mas?., May 11. Through
the evidence of a young woman who
was returning from a party early
Thursday morning the police at the
close of their day's labor believe that
they have traced the slayer of Miss
Nellie A. Sturtevant, who was shot on
her father's doorstep at 11:30 o'clock
Wednesday night, for 8 distance of a
mile from the scene of the murder.
They do not pretend to say who the
man was that Miss May Doherty saw
riding n bicycle on College avenue,
near Tufts "college, shortly after mid
night, with a bag swinging from the
handle bar of his machine. They are
content that they have found the direc
tion of the murderer's flight, nnd they
will summon the police of Souiervllle,
through which city the'man must have
ridden, to assist in continuing the chase
toward Boston. Whether the end of
the pursuit will be the north end, with
the Italian, Tomusso Lombard!, now
under arrest, as the ultimate quarry,
they are not yet prepared to say.
Minn Doherty'n Evidence.
The statement of the police regard
ing the evidence furnished by Miss Do
herty is as follows:
"Miss May Doherty of Medford, in
company with Fred Bogan, son of the
late Colonel Began, had been attending
a party in North Cambridge. On their
way home when they arrived opposite
the Tufts college post office they no
ticed a byclciist coming up Boston ave
nue from the direction of the Hillside,
and it is their impression that the bicy
clist went down Boston avenue, beaded
for Boston. The young lady noticed the
bicyclist so much that she made this
remark, 'Why is a woman riding a bi
cycle at this time of night?' When the
rider came closer they saw that it was
not a woman, but a man dressed In
black and wearing n cap. The. bicycle
seemed too small that is, the rider
seemed hunched up. The girl noticed
a bundle or bag on the crossbar, and
both the young woman and her com
panion agree that the time was about
12:20 a. m. She further states that she
has not been interviewed up to this
time."
Search For MlNKlntt Hag.
Up to now the police have been una
ble to find any one who saw a bicy
clist in the vicinity of the murder,
while the bag which the man snatched
from Mr. Sturtevant, evidently think
ing that it contained a part of the
funds of the Medford Co-operative
bank, has completely disappeared.
The police are confident now that the
bag is not in Medford, but somewhere
on the road to Boston, and a further
search for it in Somorville will be be
gun. The clew which Miss Doherty gave
the police wos practically the first one
which the officers have received which
has given them any hope, so that they
will take up the quest with renewed
energy.
The offer of Mayor Baxter of $500 re
ward for the detection of the murderer
has been confirmed at a meeting of the
board of aldermen, ' and there was a
sentiment among a number of the busi
ness men of the city who were present
of making the amount $1,500.
China's Minlater to Addretis Student
Andover, Mass., May 11. Sir Chen
Tung -Ida ng Cheng, UiC pew Chinese
minister to the United States', who re
ceived his education at Phillips
academy in 1879 and psso, has ac
cepted an invitation to attend the ex
ercises commemorating the. one hun
dred and twenty-fifth, anniversary of
the founding of the academy to be held
at the commencement exercises in
June. He will be one of the speakers
at a banquet of the alumni and friends
of the academy to be held in the new
gymnasium on June 1C.
Mnyor low on frnlaie.
Baltimore, May 11. Mayor Soth Lov!
of Greater New York and Mrs. Bow ar
rived here and went aboard the may
or's steam yacht Surprise, which had
been awaiting hlin here since Thursday
night. After hoisting the colors of the
New York Yacht club the Surprise
steamed out of the harbor for Annapo
lis. The extent of the cruise' of the
Surprise was not known by those on
board the yacht, but it is thought that
Mr, Low will spend several clays in the
Chesapeake.
( Aged Mlnlter Dies.
Newburg, N. Y., May 11. The Rev
G. D. Van Hansen, a retired Baptis
minister, died at the home of bis son
in-law, Dr. E. Cowles, at Flshkili Land
ing. He was eighty-six years old. Hi
'will be buried nt Stamford, Delawart
county.
Ilnsbnnd Mordera Wife and Admirer.
Pittsburg, May 11. J. F. Kuutz put
two bullets into the body of bis wife,
from the effects of which she may die,
and then shot to death J. E. Walsh, a
wealthy contractor of this city, whom
he was jealous of.
lvtnfr AUomo'i Aunt Hart.
Madrid, May 11. The Infanta Isa
belle, King Alfonso's aunt, fell from
her horse nnd was kicked in the mouth
Her lip was badly cut, but she was nol
dangerously injured.
POST OFFICii CHARGES,
Interview With I oriurr C'ahler Tol-lii-h
of W ukliiiiul'in Pout ttlHrr.
Washington. May 11. Seymour W.
Tulloch, former cashier of the Wash
ington city pot ollU-e. who in a news
paper interview made grave charges
against the administration of the postal
service at the time of his removal sev
eral years ago. said us a matter of
courtesy to the postmaster general he
would await a Reasonable time for that
offh-ial to net on the request for copies
of letters from ex-Postmaster General
Charles Emory Smith. Comptroller
Tracewoll, Postmaster Merritt of this
city and Fourth Assistant Postmaster
General Bristow.
Mr. Tullnch declined, to say whether
he would then make public the infor
mation in his hands to sustain his
statements, though insisting that he
had ample data to corroborate his
charges.
"It is a curious coincidence," said
Mr. Tulloch, "that the suspension of
Mr. Machen follows so closely the re
ceipt of the replies to the letters tho
postmaster general sent regarding my
statements. If the truth was told the
information those replies contained
must have fully borne out everything
that I have said. Mr. Bristow is a
thoroughly honest and, I believe, fear
less investigator, and hw reply must
have embodied data of which the post
master general had not beeu previous
ly aware. If the replies already in ex
onerated tho officials accused the let
ters would have been immediately
made public. The department now
knows till about the conditions I have
referred to.'.'
CLEVELAND TO EDITOR HOLDER.
He Send Henly to Letter on Fresl
deiitlnl )netion.
Athens, Ga., May 11. In reply to a
letter from B. F. Holder, Jr., editor of
the Athens Banner, in which was giv
en the result of a poll of the business
men of Athens, showing a strong senti
ment for the nomination of Mr. Clevof
land, and which contained this ques
tion, "Are you now considering or
would you consider making the race
for the presidency' next year on the
Democratic ticket?'' ex-President Cleve
land writes as follows:
"I thank you for your letter of the
4th inst. and for the editorial dipping
from your paper which .accompanied
it. I canuot fail to be gratified by the
kindly expressions which frequently
come to me in these days from all
parts of our country, and I desire to
thank you for your loyal support in the
past and for your exceedingly friendly
expressions nt this time. In answer to
the question with which you conclude
your letter, I can say no more than to
assure you that at no time since the
dose of my last administration have 1
been desirous of carrying the Demo
cratic banner for the fourth time In n
presidential contest."
HEAD ON WEECK KILLS THEEE.
Eight Other Peraona Are Seriously
Injured as a Iteault.
Utica, N, Y., May It. Three Utieans
are dead and eight other persons are
seriously injured as the result of a
head on collision between two passen
ger trains on the Mohawk division of
the New York Central and Hudson
River railroad at Nelson Lake, in the
Adirondacks, between McKeever and
Fulton Chain. The accident is the
worst in the history of that road. Thi
dead are as follows: Frank II. Foulkes,
conductor; William Ycrdon. fireman:
John Glynn, newsboy.
Conductor Foulkes was standing on
the platform between the passenger
and baggage coaches and was crashed
to death. His body was pinioned be
tween the coaches, and It was not ex
tricated until the debris bad been re
moved, Yerdon Was scalded to death. His
skull also was crushed.
Glynn was standing on a platform
and w as buried beneath the cars.
lire Dralrii)-! I aiveraity Inn.
Bellefoute. Pa., May 11 University
inn at tho State college was destroyed,
entailing a loss of about $35,000, Insur
ance $i:$,000. The inn was occupied by
thirty-rive students of the college and
seven professors and their " families.
The establishment was owned by
County Treasurer Philip D. Foster and
leased by Prank Kennedy. The occu
pants lost nearly all of their personal
effects.
Sweeny Gels Twenty Venra.
Wilkesbarre, Pa., May 11. James
Sweeny has lieen sentenced to twenty
years in the penitentiary for the mur
der of Joseph Cullen, a striker, during
tho recent strike at Nnntlcoke. Sweeny
pleaded guilty, and Judge Wheafon
fixed the penalty at murder in the sec
ond degree.
AV. It. Graee'a Summer Home Burned.
Great Neck, N. Y., May 11. The car
riage house and barn on the summer
place of William B. Grace, formerly
mnyor of New York, were destroyed by
tire. Sixteen horses and half n dozen
carriages were got out unharmed. The
loss is $20,000,
Cruiser Alunny Entertained.
Genoa, Italy, May 11. Commander
Itodgers and the officers and crew of
tho United States cruiser Albany are
the objects of much courtesy here. The
local authorities have paid a visit to
the Albany, which leaves here Tues
day. The I! ii ho n I c rinne.
Lima, Peru. May 11. No new cases
of the plague have been found at Cal
lao, and the sick there are not in dan
ger. Four suspicious cases liar been
discovered here.
The Weather.
Fair; variable winds, mostly light to
fresh southeast to south.
THE WORK OF
THE MAFIAS
An Attempt Made to Blow Up Steam,
ship Tin Ida With Dynamite.
BOMB LEFT AT LINER'S PIEE
Warned liy Letter "From the MaUn,"
Detective ltufth to Cnnnrd Tier
and Quench I In me la l'ine
Ho Ilealde the Imhriu.
New York, May 11. An attempt was
made to blow up the Cunard line
steamship, with more than 400 passen
gers and a crew of &K) aboard.
Just before the big ocean liner sailed
an infernal machine containing a hun
dred pounds of dynamite was found on
the dock at the foot of the first cabin
gangway ready to be taken aboard the
ship.
Fuses were already burning, and it Is
estimated by the police that the spark
would have touched the dynamite with
in five minutes.
A letter written in lead pencil and
sent to police headquarters gave warn
ing of the plot to blow up the Umbrla.
This letter was headed "A Warning
From the Mafia," and in it a man
whose name is withheld by the police
stated that there was a Mafia griev
ance against tho English steamship
lines. He described the box and said
that the clockwork which it held was
set to explode the dynamite thirty-six
hours after the time of the delivery of
the box at the pier.
Detectives were sent on the run to
the pier, and they notified Captain
Watson, the superintendent of the Cu
nard dock, and Mr. Floyd, the agent of
tho line.
When Captain Thomas Dutton of the
Umbrla was informed of the plot to
blow up the vessel he declined to sail
until the box was found. From the de
scription furnished by the writer of the
letter the detectives had little difficulty
in finding the box.
Spark A prone hi us Kiplonive.
It was made of plain pine boards and
was 40 by 20 inches. The cover was on
hinges and was locked with a padlock.
There were absolutely no marks on the
box. .
The detectives heard tho clicking of
the clockwork inside, and they forced
open the bottom of the box. They were
astounded to find in it fully a hundred
pounds of dynamite. t
There were 100 sticks of the explo
sive, each about one and n quarter
inches in diameter and eight inches
long. ,
This explosive was in the very bot
tom of the box. Over it was a shelf,
and on this shelf rested the clockwork.
Attached to the clockwork was a wheel
which after making one entire revolu
tion would bring a piece of metal In
contact with wires from n dry battery.
The contact had already been made,
and two fuses had become Ignited.
Sparks were eating their way slowly to
the dynamite.
The detectives extinguished the fuses.
Hopes were immediately run around
the box, and It was thrown overboard.
It was submerged for at least an
hour before the arrival of the men from
the bureau of combustibles.
.men it was carefully lifted into a
patrol wagon of the Charles street sta
tion and driven to the station.
There the contents of the box were
taken out and removed to the bureau
of combustibles.
.In the meantime the Umbria bud
sailed, with probably none of her pas
sengers aware of the attempt that had
been made to bring disaster to the ship.
At the dock it was said that the box
hod been delivered there by two Ital
ians. One of theso men was tall and
lark and smooth shaven. ij0 wore o,
bicycle can.
The only description of his compan
ion obtained so far is that he was of
medium build and of dark complexion.
The two drove up to the pier in a
small dark green wagon such as may
be seen used by peddlers on the oast
side.
' What the Box Contained.
To Mr. Tryor, an employee of the
steamship line, who received the box,
the Italian said it belonged to a pas
senger who was to sail on the Umbria
and that he would call for it.
It is the rule at the pier not to put
baggage that is to be called for aboard
the ship until the passenger arrives
and claims it. and that is the reason
the Infernal machine was kept at the
foot of the gangway. It was all ready
to be rushed aboard in cose the pas
senger should arrive at the last mo
ment. The one hundred dynamite sticks
that the box contained were labeled
"Climax Powder Company."
The writer of the letter to the police
announced it had been the original in
tention of the Malia to blow up the
steamship Oceanic, which sailed a few
days ago, but that this plan was aban
doned because of the large number of
women and children who were on the
Oceanic.. '
The postmark on the. letter showed
that it had been mailed in the general
post office.
It was the idea, no doubt, of the men
who sent the infernal machine that it
would be placed aboard ship. Even
had it exploded on the pier, however,
it would have wrought terrible havoc.
Tho pier was thronged with passen
gers and their friends, and scores un
doubtedly would have been killed had
the discovery of the box been delayed
five minutes.
After the arrival of an official from
the bureau of combustibles the box
was placed in a rubber tired patrol
wagon, and the driver drove slowly
awar.
News of the attempt to blow up tie
steamship soon spread along the watei
front, and au enormous crowd gath
ered at the Cunard line pier at the foo'
of Jane street.
Whin the patrol wagon started out
from the end of the pier nnd then
seemed likely to be n jolting over tin
cobblestones the crowd moved awaj
with celerity. Some of the curious
however, followed the wagon at whrtt
they considered a safe distance.
When the office of the Climax Pow
der company was called up by tele
phone the man who answered the cal
refused to discuss the discovery of tin
infernal machine or say if it was
known to whom the dynamite withii1
the infernal machine had been sold.
The letter of warning sent to police
headquarters follows:
"Dear Sir The Mafia greets you ami
wishes you well.
"At the Cunard dock is a box Con
tattling loo pounds of dynamite. In
side of that Is machine that, proiwui
set, can explode the stuff any time
within thirty-six hours.
"Ihe society has declared wai
against England and has ordered the
destruction of every steamer Hying the
British flag that sails out of New York
harbor.
Plana tlian-d at I. nut Minute.
"The undersigned received orders to
begin operations by sinking the Ocean
ie, but so many women and children
took passage on that boat that the so
ciety's plans were changed at the last
minute.
"The machine in the box, the first
made and a crude affair, is inclosed
simply to show how easy it is to sink u
steamer and to convince those interest
ed that the society is not making idle
threats.
"The society has undertaken to deal
New York harbor of British ships, and
it will succeed.
"The reason for this movement the
society does not wish to disclose. Suf
flee to say that the society in order tc
protect Itself must carry the war ink
the enemy's country, and it goes with
out saying that it proposes to wage it
as fiercely as it knows how. "
"This is the society's first and last
warning, and those who purpose tc
patronize British steamers must take
their chances in the future.
"The society asks and gives no quar
ter. So 'Lay on, lay on, Macduff, and
d d be he that first cries "Hold
Enough :" ' PI ETUO DEM A BIT X.
"P. S. The battery is not attached
fuses without caps and lighter not set
consequently there is no danger ir
handling the box."
At the top of the letter, which was
addressed to "Commissioner Greene
Police Headquarters. City," were the
words, "The box, with Iron handles, is
among the trunks for the steamer I'm
biiu."
VENEZUELA'S APOLOGY TO B0WE2T
Given In He turn Var Improper Vuv
of Our i lag;.
Washington, May 11. An interesting
account of the action of Minister Bow-
en at Caracas in demanding an apolo
gy from the Venezuelan government
for the improper use made of tho
American flag by the commander oi
the Venezuelan gunboat Bestauradoi
Is given in the current volume of "For
elgn Isolations." Mr. Bowen without
waiting for instructions from the Unit
ed States called in person on the min
ister for foreign affairs and said:
"Your captain dishonored the Ameri
can flag. II should be ordered tc
raise it and salute it, and your gov
eminent should apologize." The min
ister said he desired several days ir
which to investigate the matter. "The
facts that 1 have presented to you are
Indisputable," said Mr. Bowen, "and 1
can give you only twenty-four hours
for I feel that at the end of that tiiiK
I must cable the facts to my govern
ment." On the following day regret
were expressed on behalf of Venezuela
and the flag was saluted with twenty
one guns, .
PORTUGUESE BARK STRANDED.
Veel nnd f arjto Are In a Very Dan
Keronit 1'oxitlon.
Beaufort, N. C May 11. The Porta
guese bark Vera Cruz II., from Capt
Verde islands bound for New Bedford
Mass., Is stranded on Ocracoke bai
about 2o0 yards from the beach. Ilei
cargo consists of thirty tons of wliak
oil and some bone. .
She carries 2 to immigrants, mostly
women. '.all Portuguese, bound for New
Bedford. The station house crew a'
Portsmouth has rescued sixty passen
gers and landed them at Portsmouth
where they will be taken care of. The
crew Will save the balance of the pas
sengers and crew."
The vessel and cargo are in a very
dangerous position. The wind is stronf
from the northeast, and the sea h
very heavy.
Ilerllii-lliiIUitii Situation,
Budapest, May 1 1. In the Ilungariai
diet Premier de Szell, replying to at
interpellation In regard to the presenct
of Anstro-IIungarian Avar ships at Sa
lonika, said they were there 'for the
purpose of protecting the interests oi
Austro-IIungarlan subjects. There was
ho question of any naval demonstra
tion, seizure of custom houses or occu
potion of territory, .
Erie to Advnnee l'ay of Jlen.
Middletown, N. Y., May 11. Anotlnv
advance in wages is to be granted bj
the Erie railway. The pay of painters
masons and carpenters will be in
creased from 22'a cents to 25 cents ai
hour, and plumbers are to receive at
advance of about ?13 a month.
Cnrdiiiul Vanehnn'a Health.
London, May 1.1. The condition oi
Cardinal Yaughnn's health is not
alarming, as reported in New York
though it Is true that tho last sacra
ments of the church were administerec
thim last week.
JUDGEGLRHGy
Of Hornellsville.N.Y., Hands
Down an Important
Decision
Judge James II. Clancy of IIorne!!s
Tille, N. Y and one of the most prom
inent members of the bar iu that historic
town, decided recently that as against
Blood and Liver trouble, Dr. David Ken
nedy's Favorite Remedy was worthy of
the highest praise. lie says :
"I have used Dr. David Kennedy's
Favorite Remedy and strongly rec
ommend it for its good effect in my
case fr liver trouble and blood dis
order. It built me right up and I
improved greatly in heulth."
Geo. H. Ti.ft of 8T3 River street, Troy,
N. Y., suffered from liver trouble and his
blood was all out of order and after using
"Favorite Remedy," has this to say:
"For anyone suffering from that
run down or tired out feeling, caused
bv blood or liver trouble, Dr. David
Kennedy's Favorite Remedy is the
best medicine you can buy. I have
used it and I know."
Tho one sure cure for diseases of the
kidneys, liver, bladder and blood, rheu
matism, dyspepsia and chronic constipa
tion, is Dr. David Kennedy's Favorite
Remedy.
It matters not how .sick you are, how
long you have suffered, or how many
physicians have failed to help you, Dr.
David Kennedy's Favorite Remedy will
cure you if a cure is possible. '
It is for sale by all druggists in the
New 50 Cant SI in and the regular
$1.00 si.e bottles lesj than a cent a dose.
S.ii?t bcttttrtnwfli for trial, fret Av mail.
Dr. David Kennedy Corporation, Rondout, N. Y.
Dr. haTid Kenned jr' d'oMr a H.t'n utrencrt h
n Jlurli-, remove psia any wliure. Kc eni.ii,
IOT'3 STARTLING C0SIXSSI03T.
Snhjected to the "Sweat Mos" Ordeal,
Jle A(:ciw- Hi Father of Harder.
Chicago, May 11. A startling confes
sion has been made to Inspector
Wheeler at the West Chicago police
station by Julius Witt rax, when the
latter declared that his father, Join
Wittrax, had shot and killed six-year-old
Paul Pus.kowskl. For nearly a,
week the boy has been in the custody
of the police, as has his father, whom
he now accuses, and his mother. The
circumstantial evidence was so strong
that a charge of murder was preferred
against the saloon keeper. The family
maintained a stolid silence, notwith
standing the repeated "sweatings'' to
which they were submitted. They nt
all times denied knowledge of tho
crime. Julius Wittrax at one time
while being questioned accused his
parents of killing the boy. Later, how
ever, he denied tho accusation. He
was subjected again to the "sweat
box," and after being questioned at
length he broke down. IIo said:
"Monday morning I was awakened
between 7 and 8 o'clock by the sound
of a revolver shot 1 jumped out of
bed and ran to the kitchen, from where
the sound come. The kitchen is in the
rear of the saloon. There I saw Paul
on the floor. Fa ther was standing over
Paul. He hud a revolver in his hand,
and it was still smoking. While I
stood there father opened a door in the
floor and let Paul fall into the base
ment. I don't know when the body
was removed. Mother told me after
ward that father shot Paul because he
had broken the wagon."
Inspector Wheeler was satisfied with
the boy's statement and did not press
him for more details. It is the belief
sf the inspector that the body of the
boy lay in the basement of the Wit
trax home several days before It was
buried. ' He is inclined to the be
lief that the hy was not dead when
thrown into the basement, but died
later from neglect."
Itnllan M uterlnuKly Mnrdered.
Paterson, X. J., May 11. An uniden
tified body of a man was taken, from
the Morris canal. A bullet bole was
found at the base of the skull, and an
autopsy developed the fact that the
man was dead before his body was
thrown into the canal. The body was
apparently that of an Italian. The po
lice Ijelievc the victim was murdered
somewhere in the mountains near here
and that the body was carried to the
canal and cast in.
Veteran Staite Uriver Head.
Ogdensburg, X. Y., May 11. Edwar-1-Spaulding,
n veteran Adirondack stags
driver, died here from shock following
amputation of both legs. While await
ing passengers from a New York Cen
tral train at De Kalb a freight train,
backed over him, injuring him so th)
amputation became necessary. He was
seventy years old and was well known
to frequenters of the Adirondacks.
Mm. Iloomevelt's "At Home.''
Washington, May 11. Mrs. Booscveli
gave a delightful "at home" to a si
cially invited company of about a hun
dred. The guests were received on the
south portico of the White House, and
tea was served on the lawn. Owing to
a slight indisposition Miss Alice Roose
velt was not present.
Mr. Green Return Home.
Saratoga, N. Y., May 11. -Mrs. Hugh
L. Green of Schuylervllle,' Saratoga
county, whose mysterious disappear
ance while in New York was reported
to the police of that city, has returned
home.
I'rlnce Andrena to Wed.
Athens, May 11. The betrothal is an
nounced of I'rlnce Andreasfourth son
of King George of Greece, and Princess
Alice, eldest daughter of Prince Louis
of Battenberg.
Bishop Cirnnjoa to Vlnit Tope Leo.
Rome, May 11. Bishop Henry Gran
Jon, of Tucson, Ariz.,- has arrived here
to Tisit the pope.

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