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THE ROANOKE DAILY TIMES.
VOL. XV,-No. 1S4
PRICK THKKB CUStB.
AM. THE NEWS O* THJE WOKllL?7
Toneul for vir*lnl?: Generally
fair; bat condition* favorable for
localthowera Ineaatera portion; variable
IS IT THE FLASHING
At your chimney; a broken
seam, or a bole which oaaaea
the leak in your roaf ?
We can find it.
loanoke Roofing and Metal Cornlca Co.,
Commerce Bt. and Franklin Bond.
J. B. OOLL.INGWOOD, - - Manager.
Every 36c purchase at our store entitles you to |
one chance for tbe Hundred Dollar Cleveland
Blcyele now on exhibition in our wlndew.
To accommodate smaller purchases than SSc
wo have Issued sticket so turn every nickel
counts towards a chance.
Drawing July lut.
109 Jefferson Street.
\3T" This wheel bought from and guaranteed
by the Koanoke Cycle Co.. who will exchange It)
for a ladles' bicycle It desired.
"Tli u t some of the tears of the widow may
be wiped away and some of the cries of tho
fatherless be hushed," Is our aim.
ffl LIFE INSURANCE CO,
Excels in Strength,
and Large Dividends.
Uur endowment policies (as an Investment) are
unsurpassed by those of sny othor company.
Comparisons convince. We'll convince you.
Ask ns. Tomorrow msy never come; to:day Is
GEO. Ii. iT?RT, Agent,
Boom No. 6C?, Terry Building.
'Phone 160. KOANOKK, VA.
Aro more practical every day,
and every day there are more
Tablets Died? more peoplo find ]
what patience and time-savers
they are. There are Tablets
made of all conceivable papers,
for tbe fastidious and the care?
less, the traveler and the stay
at-home. 5c for the medium
grade and 10c for the linen, and
up and up.
IO Campbell St.
Our store closes at 8 p. u*., ex?
Sterling, Springfield, Columbus
SEE BICYCLES. THEM.
- SOLD BY -
YOST-FORRER CO.(l't'd) ?*?IJ?
EVERY LADY IN TOWN
Should have one of tho beautiful
COUCnBS that we are orrcrlng for
yon would be astonished to see the
lovely Damask and Plush
RAR LOR SUITES
That we are offering at the low price of
?25 and S30.
If yon wish a large stock of
To select from, call and see ns.
We have one of the largest lines of
Refrigerators and Ice Chests
In the city. Call and tee them.
If you wish to keep your rooms coo), call
and select one of our beautiful
One of the nicest lines of
White Enameled Iron Beds
Ever shown In Boanoke can
be found at
The E. H. Stewart Furniture Co.
(iUESS yrilK NUMBER OP BBAN8
AND PEAS IN THB JAK IN OUR
WINDOW AND OBT ?90.00 IN GOLD.
WITH BVBRY PURCHASE WE GIVE
YOU A CHECK, WHICH WE PRINT
WDILE YOU WAIT. IT ONLY TAKES
A MOMENT, AND THE CHECK HAS
VALUE. SAVE THEM, AND WHEN
THEY AMOUNT TO A DOLLAR YOU
ARE INVITED TO OOMB AND GUESS.
THE SAVING OP MORE CHECKS
MBAN8 MORE GUESSES.
H. C. BARNES,
"HE POTS UP PRESCRIPTIONS.'
FHGM THE KATIOUL CAPITAL
Proceedings of the Senate and
The Bond Investigation Resolution Oc?
cupied the Attention of the Former
Kott of the Day, Mr. Hill and Mr.
FettJgrew Dolo? Meet of the Talking.
The Boom Tote* Overwhelmingly
for Four Battleahlpe.
Washington, May 5.?Senator Hill
added another dsy in opposition to the
bond resolution in the Senate to-day.
Early in the day Ifr. Pfeffer announced
that he would seek to foroe a vote to?
night by holding the Senate in session
until the resolution was disposed of. It
was evident, however, thai Senators
were not disposed to submit to the
hardship* of a protracted session and
Hr. Pfeffer did not carry out his an?
Mr. Pettlgrew (Sep., S. D^supported
the bond resolution and Beverly orltl
olaed the administration of the Treas?
ury. The Senator also criticised Mr.
Sherman for his recent approval of the
Some progress was made on the
river and harbor bill by taking it up in
the morning hour.
Mr. Hill in speaking in opposition to
the bond resolution, said he was ecdeav
orlng to prevent the Senate from making
ltaelf ridiculous: It did that often
enough, he added. Thia resolution
called for facts that were alreaiy re?
ported to the Senate. Why, therefore,
Bhould Senators aubmlt to this "Isrno
ramus?" To be sure, Bald Mr. Hill,
there ia no law strains* Senators making
fools of themselves, but they ought not
to do It ne dlessly by this "foolish, con?
temptible, absurd resolution."
"If you can't comprehend reports al?
ready made then resign your seats,'1 he
Mr. Hill declared that this waa a
move to manufacture campaign material
on the eve of a Presidential election.
The Senator yielded long enough to
permit Mr. Gordon to give notice of an
amendment to the pending resolution,
providing that the inquiry into bond is?
sues be conducted by tbe Senate,flnanoe
committee instead of by a special com?
mittee of five Senators, as originally
Mr. Hill yielded the floor tempo?
rarily to Mr. Pettlgrew (Rep., S. D ),
for a speech on tariff and finance.
Tue speech waa a succinct record of
Government transaction for the last
five yeara. Mr. Pettlgrew asserted his
: belief that recent financial scares had
! been purposely worked up by the pres?
ent administration in order to force
Congress to pasa administration
measures and after that to compel fin?
ancial tranaactlona "to enrich the
favorites of the President It not the
Mr. Pettigrew also criticised Mr.
Sherman for hla recent tribute to the
"Who Is more competent to express
such a tribute?" aaked Mr. Hill, "than
the distinguished Senator from Oblo,
himself a Secretary of the Treaaury?"
Mr. Allison asked when a vote on the
bond resolution could be expected.
I "Certainly to-morrow," answered Mr.
"Then let a time be fixed for tbe
vote," said Mr. Allison.
Mr. Hill was quickly on his feet
again. "It will be impossible." he re?
marked Bmlllngly, "to fix a date now
for a vote."
At 6 o'clock the Senate adjourned.
The opponents of four battleships
sustained an overwhelming defeat in
the House to-day on the proposition to
accept tbe Senate amendment to tbe
DR. CHAS. G. CANNADAY,
- SPECIALIST. -
nervous diseases, diseases of
woman and sckoery.
(IK'S Jefferson St. Honrs 9 to 10 a. m.,
Offices: < 8 to 5 p. m.; and 121 Eighth ave. e. w.,
( from 14 to 8 p. m. 'Phones 235 and 319.
Accommodations for patlenta at Rebekab
DR. ALBERT ?. CANNIDAY,
PRACTICE LIMITS O TO
Diseases of the Eye, Ear, Hose, Throat.
EyeB Examined and Glasses Fitted.
Office corner Salem avenne and Jefferson street,
Over Van Lear Bros'. Drog Store.
kW" Office 'Phone 46. Hceldence No. 403 Church
street, 'phone 945.
tor bnslneis, or personal use, only the he?t
quality of paper should be good enough.
Ton wouldn't call on yonr friends in a
sloncby old wrapper or suit, and yet. when
yon sond them * letter written with poor Ink
and pen. on paper stamped "cheap" all over,
you're doing the same thing. That doesn't
moan that yon meet, pay a high price. There'"
stationery and itatlonery, yon know. Come
and look at onrt.
J. E. ROGERS & CO..
104 s. jefferson st.
naval appropriation bill, reducing the
number to two. Mr. S&yers made tbe
motion, and supported hie plea for
economy with figures as to the condi?
tion of the Treasury tor the next fiscal
Mr. Cannon, the chairman of the ap?
propriations committee, ably seconded
Mr. Savers. He appealed to his side of
the House, declaring the appropriations
ot this Congress would mortgage tbe fa
tare revenues of the Government 8100,
000,000, and that Inasmuch as the nexk
Congress could not write a new revenue
< bill on tbe statute books inside-ot
eighteen months, money would have to
be borrowed by the incoming Republl*
oan administration to meet these obli?
These figures, however, did not ter?
rify the House, and after Borne perti?
nent remarks by Mr. Bauteile calling,
attention to the humiliating speotaole
the country would present In view of
the present foreign complications If
poverty were pleaded as a reason jot
reduolng the number of battleships, and
some remarks by Mr. Onmmlngs urging
the propriety of standing firm against
the Senate, voted 141 to 81 to non-con
cur In the Senate amendments. The
bill was sent to conference.
A special order was adopted to set;to?
morrow and Wednesday, the 13th, tor
the consideration of private pension
bills, ten minutes' debate to be given to
each bill. The rule limited the debate
on esch bill to ten minutes. Ik was ex?
plained that there were 405 bills on the
calendar undisposed of, and that 16 had
been deemed wise to give the House an
opportunity to act upon them.
Mr. Crisp (Dem., Qa.) contended tbat
no bill could be Intelligently considered
in ten minutes. Mr. Loud (Rep., Cal.)
also opposed the adoption of the order.
The claims of the old soldiers, he ssid,
were not so sacred as to justify their
passage without consideration.
Mr. Henderson said that when the
mailed hand of tbe administration was
held above the interests of the old sol?
dier, special legislation was needed. If
ten hours were allowed for debate on
each bill, Democratic tongues, charged
with venom and gall, would be found to
Mr. Crisp chided Mr. Henderson for
the heat he had displayed and after
some sparring the vote was taken by
yeas and nays and the order was
adopted 172 to 56
The Democrats who voted for the
order were Messrs. Oummlngs, of New
York; Downing, Illinois; Dayton, of
Oblo; Sorg, of Ohio, and Sulzer, of New
Mr. Loud, of California, and Mr.
Settle, ot North Carolina, were the
only Republicans who voted against the
THE WASHINGTON HTJHDBR.
Several Negroes Arrested on Suspicion,
Bat no Definite Clues Found.
Washinston, May 5.?The police au?
thorities so far have failed to locate the
murderer of Elsie Kreglo, the 16-year
old girl, whose murder by a negro fiend
in the woods beyond tbe city limits yes?
terday afternoon has startled all Wash?
Four negroes were arrested to-day.
One of them 1b held as a witness and tbe
other three on suspicion. The evidence
against tbe latter, however, la far from
It rests almost entirely on tbe fact
that they were out all night and tbat
their clothea when taken into custody
were damp as though they might have
been washed In an attempt to cleanse
them of blood stains. The police are
making a vigorous search of the sur?
rounding country and bunting for slues,
but tbe murderer, who probably was
familiar with the scene of the shocking
tragedy, chose his route well and no
important clues have yet been found.
The coroner's inquest to-day proved
that tbe negro had attempted a crimi?
nal assault, but failed to accomplish
his purpose. Four severe cuts on the
left side of the neck were shown to
have been inflicted with a dull instru?
ment. One of these was a deep gash,
after which the girl oould not have
lived five minutes. Several witnesses
were examined, among them Jos. P.
Hamilton, who worked tbe farm on
shares with tbe girl's father. He said
he was ploughing in a field not faraway
when he heard tbe cries
Police are following olosely the move?
ments of Joseph Saunders, one of the
negroes under arrest. He refused to
give an account of himself and. at first
declined to take the oath at the inquest.
His actions, however, are thought to be
due to mental troubles. The police ad?
mit tbat tbe arrests made are merely
on suspicion. _
Upright Piano, biso.
One splendid upright piano, seven oc?
taves, fanoy walnut case, second-band,
but in good order and tuno, for 8150, on
payments of 87 per month, without in?
terest. A real bargain. Hobble Piano
To Prohibit Gifte or Prises.
Washington, May 5.?Representa?
tive Cummlngs, of New York, to-day
Introduced a bill to prohibit the offar
lng of gifts or prizes In conneotlon with
chewing or smoking tobacco or cigar?
ettes. It is made unlawful to brand or
mark these articles with a promise of
this kind, or to place in a psckage in
which they are ooatalned a certificate
offering a prize, gift, premium or re?
Trial of a Negro Preacher.
Charlottesville, Va., May 5.?Rev.
William Nelson, charged with tbe mur?
der of young Thomas Thompson and the
burning of White's store, was placed on
trial in the county oourt. Taylor Har?
mon has been convicted and two others
are under indictment.
Board of Fortification.
Old Point CoslroBT, Va., May 5 ?The
Government board of fortifications wss
In session at Cbamberlin's Hotel here
to-day, General Miles presiding.
X rats, the most powerful light, fall
to detect tbo. slightest defect In the
"Cleveland" Bicycle. They are famous
by faultless manufacture. Roanoke
Cycle Co., sole agents.
TBE LIGHT QUESTIOH HP AGAIN
The Council Will Not Pay For
City Liehtin er
Until a Contract U Entered Into?Will Ute
Ughta Be Turned Off??Tbe City Kn
?ineer Keporte?The Oourthoase Forctd
by Free Bllverltes?Reports From the
Committee on Finance and Committee
on Accounts-Sewer at Calvary Partlet
Chorea.?BJ arket Stall? Rented?Judge's
Seventeen members attended the
regular meeting of Council last night,
tbe only members absent being Messrs.
Bachman, Oney and 8tarkey.
The city engineer submitted bis
monthly report, Bhowing in detail the
work done in his department and reoom
mending that the macadamized streets
be looked after and improved before
tbey run down; also that the lot re
ntly purchased at the oity stables be
fenoed In, which was referred to ap?
propriate committees. /
The oity engineer alao called atten?
tion of Council to the faot that certain
parties forced an entrance to tbe court?
house last Saturday night for the pur?
pose of forming a political organization
a free silver club) without setting per?
mission, and asked that stepa be taken
to prevent a repetition of a like occur?
rence. The matter waa referred to the
public property committee.
Mr. McClelland, from the committee
on finance, reported monthly statements
from the auditor and treasurer, and
also a resolution supplementing cer?
tain accounts to the amount of 84,544.45.
On motion of Dr. Coulbourn the resolu?
tion was amended by appropriating $350
for the purpose of working the chain
gang. The resolution aa amended was
then adopted after some dlsousslon.
Mr. Terry, from the committee on
accounts, reported bills approved,
amounting to S7.21G 18, which were
ordered paid. Ula oommlttee also re?
ported that the salary of the judge of
the court had not been approved, owing
to the fact that the committee had not
received a reply to their letter from
the solicitor, aa to when tbe term of
office of the judge began, at whioh time
his salary waa to be fixed $1,800, aa per
a resolution of Council. Mr. Fox
handed In a letter from the city solici?
tor, stating that the term of the judge
began January 1, 1897, and the acoount
was then approved.
Mr. Loughery, from the committee on
streets, reported a resolution deollnlng
to accept the proposition of W, S. Mc
Clanahan to settle claim for damages
for cutting a tree on hla property at $800.
The resolution was adopted.
The atreet committee alao reported on
the claim of M. O. Wllmeth for damages
by reason of tho encroachment of Frank?
lin road on her property, whioh waa re?
ferred back to the oommlttee to en?
deavor to effeot a settlement between
tbo oity and Mrs. Wllmeth.
The committee elao reported a resolu?
tion directing that the city solicitor
prepare deeds to open Ohestnut atreet
and directing that $200 Be expended for
this purpose, to be paid ?ut of tbe street
bond acoount; and that the oity en?
gineer have tbe street opened to lta
proper width. The resolution waa re?
jected by a vote of 11 ayes, 6 noes. Mr.
lioehm and other friends of tbe resolu?
tion contended that it was carriod, but
Mr. Terry, who was in the obalr at tbe
time, ruled that under the laws of the
city it required fifteen votes to pass
On recommendation of the sewer com?
mittee the Calvary Baptist Cburch was
granted permission to construct a sewer
in the rear of their church to conneot
with the Borer avenue sewer, the city
to reimburse the church for the coat less
the amonnt of the regular assessment.
Six blda were reported by the commit?
tee for oonstrueting a line of Bewers on
Randolph street and Church avenue s.
e. and referred to the sewer oommlttee
Mr. Mays, from the committee on
public property, reported that the
market stalle had been rented out ac?
cording to law, and gave statement of
the amount each stall ronted for.
Mr, Boebm, from the committee on
lights, reported the following resolution:
'Resolved, That tbe olerk of Council
be and is hereby directed to notify the
Roanoke Bieotrlo Light and Power
Company that the oity of Boanoke has
declined to enter into tbe oontract pro?
posed and submitted by said company,
and that no lights will be paid for after
this date until a contract is entered into
The oity solicitor, Mr. Glasgow, was
present and stated that he had pre?
pared the resolution and believed that
it ought to pass. The company bad de?
clined to make any concessions in re?
gard to a new oontract. The city bad
proposed that the word "lamp" be
strioken out and tbe word "light" in?
serted, but tbls was not agreeable. S.
W. Jamison, an officer of the company,
had Btated to him and the committee
that bis company was not bound to
furnish 3,000 candle power "lighi;"
that the contract called for 2,000 candle
power "lamp," and that waa the kind 1
of lamp tbey put up and then put the
beat current they could through it. He
thought the matter ought to be brought
to an issue at once.
G. O. MoCahan, aeoretary of the com?
pany, was present, and at the request
of Mr. Buckner, made a statement as to
largest Stock In the City.
Guitars, Mandolins, Music, &c.
RICHMOND MUSIC CO.
C. T. JENNINGS, Manager,
?he reasons why his company refused to
sign the contract proposed by tbe oity.
Mr. MoCahan stated that the contract
was prepared by a representative of the
oity and not by his company, and it wai
not in accordance with the terms of the
old contract; that it called for lights In
stead of lamps. Mr. Buckner then
asked If the oity was not entitled to
9,000 oandle power lamps. Mr. McCahan
thought it wai. Mr. Buckner stated
that the company was to furnlsn what
they were paid for.
The resolution ?ras adopted by unan?
imous vote. The clerk also read a bond
submitted by the company giving surety
tor tbe performance of the oontraot for
lighting the city, whioh was rejected by
Council and referred back to the com -
In motion of Mr. Gay the light com?
mittee was Instructed to receive bids
for lighting the oity.
Several communications were read
and referred to proper committees.
Cfounoil then adjourned.
A cincinnati SENSATION.
Reported Desire of a Catholic Vilast and
Congregation to Beeoma Methodists.
Cleveland, Ohio, May it.?A pro?
found sensation has arisen in the Cburoh
of tbe Immaculate Heart of the Blessed
Virgin Mary (Independent Catholio),
which was organized in this oity about
three years ago and has been presided
over by Father A. F. Kolaszewski.
Father Kolatzewski and his 3,000 Pol?
ish parishioners desire to ally them?
selves with the Methodist Episcopal
Church. Although Father Kolaszewski
refuses to say anything whatever con?
cerning tbe action, the statement as to
his desiring to ally himself with the M.
E. Church is verified by Chaplain C. C.
McCabe, of the Methodist general con?
ference. In speaking of the matter tho
"Yes, it Is true that the priest does
dssire to ally himself with the Moth -
odiBt Church. He not only wishes to
oome to tho Methodist Church, but the
3,000 Poles comprising his congregation
as well. They do not believe in the in?
fallibility of the pope and transubstan
tiation any longer. They are becoming
more and more eduoated all the time,
and as people are enlightened they do
not believe these fallacies. Many
thousand Poles art* going to join the
Father Kolatzewski when questioned
about the matter said: "Nothing has
been done In tbat matter yet, and there
is nothing tobe said at this time. I
prefer not to discuss it "
FOEBT BABNBS RELEASED.
Nolle Froaeqnl Entered In Her Case.
Dissatisfaction at the Oateome.
Farmvillr, Va,, May S ?The trial
of Pokey Barnes, obsrged with the
murder of Mrs. Pollard, was brought to
an abrupt conclusion this morning by
tbe entering of a nolle prosequl in the
case. Judge Crute convened the oourt
promptly at 10 o'olook. Common?
wealth's Attorney Watklng, of this
county, Immediately asked Judge Crute
to enter a nolle prosequl on the ground
tbat the commonwealth bad utterly
failed in proving its case and that he
had reached this conclusion after delib?
Attorney Mann, for tbe prosecution,
stated he appreciated Judge Watklns'
position, but he himself believed tbe
prisoner guilty. Judge Crute promptly
granted tho motion. The jury was then
discharged, thus ending one of the
moBt famous trials ever held in Vir?
Considerable disaatlsfaotlon with the
outcome of tbe case is expressed. Soon
after tbo dismissal of Pokey Barnes,
Captain Gulgon, counsel for Mary Aber
natby, convicted of complicity in the
same murder, made a motion to set aside
the verdict In her case, filing affidavits
from four oitlzens, who stated that the
jury bad been illegally seoured on sev?
Judge Crute cverruled the motion for
a new trial In the ctse of the Common?
wealth sgalnst Mary Abernathy. The
case will now go to the court of appeals.
Pokey Barnes remained In jail until a
few minutes before the 4 o'olook train.
Several hundred negroes followed her
to the depot and gave her quite an ova?
tion. She will make her future home
Virginia Knights of Pythias.
Danville, Va.,May 5.?The eleventh
annual suasion of the grand lodge of
Virginia Knights of Pythias commenced
here to-night. To-night's session was
called to order by Grand Chancellor W.
E. Garrett, of Leeabure. The session
was brief and adjourned at 10 o'clock to
attend a grand banquet tendered by the
local lodges in Danville In honor of the
Gettysburg National Fark.
Washington, May 5 ? Representative
Bankhead, of Alabama, to-day intro?
duced a bill directing the Secretary of
War to proceed without delay to pro?
cure lands to complete Gettysburg
National Park. Six hundred thousand
dollars is appropriated for this purpose.
A Head-end Collision.
Norfolk, Va , May S.?A head-end
collision occurred on the Norfolk and
Carolina railway near Tunis, N. C, to?
day between two freight trains. One
engineer and several train hands were
injured, and traffic was delayed for some
The Newport Newe Strike.
Norfolk, Vs., May 5.?It waa re?
ported that only 125 men went to work
at tbe Newport News ship yard under
tbe olook system this morning.
Allegheny Connty Convention.
Richmond. Va., May 5?Allegheny
oounty elected delegates to the State
Democratlcoonventlon. They were not
The United States Government re?
ports show Royal Baking Powder su?
perior to all others.
15,000 milks on a "Cleveland" bicycle
without a break. For particulars look
in the windows ot Roanoke Cycle Co,
Baseball newa on eighth page.
TERRIBLE GASOLINE EMM
Two Women and Two Children
Fatally Burned at Brooklyn.
The Explosion Occurred In a Tenement
House 'roan the Fire In a Stove lai
Mrs. Cohen'? Apartments?Her Cloth?
ing Ignited and In Assisting Her Mrs.
Faaterne'a Drees Also Caught Fire.
New Yobk, May 5.?As the result of
?n explosion ot a gasoline stove In a
Brooklyn tenement hocse to-day two
women end two children were so badly
burned that they died soon afterwards.
Two other oblldren were also seriously
burned. The dead: Mrs. Rebecca Cohan,
884 Johnson street :Csrl Cohen, aged
two years; Solomon Cohen, aged 3
years; Mrs. Pasterne, 834 Johnson
I street. Solomon and Bosle Pasterne,
i aged eight months and nineteen months,
weie seriously burned;
The explosion occurred in Mrs.
Cohen's apartments while she was
atandlng at the stove and the burning
fluid ignited her clothing, quickly en?
veloping her In flames. The terrified
woman ran shrieking into the apart?
ments ot Mrs. Pasterne, across the hall?
way, and in the latter'a attempt to re?
lease the suffering woman, her clothing
was Bet on Are
Then both women ran Into the hall?
way where they were found by the fire?
men, who oarrled them to the street.
They died a few minutes later. The
clothing ot Mrs. Cohen's culldren also
ignited from the explosion They were
bo terribly burned about the body and
limbs that they died Boon after being
removed to the hospital.
Isaac Kusham, who was passing the
house at the time the fire broke out,
ran upstairs and attempted to put out
the flames, when a second explosion oc?
curred and he was atruck on the head by
some substance which cut his scalp
open. He was able to go home after his
wounds were dressed.
A IKABVUL CRIME.
A Father Rills Hit Son, Wound* Hla
Wife and la Himself Wonnded.
Hinton, W. Vs., May 5.?"Dad"
Culp, a butcher at Boaceverte, W. Vs.,
ahot and fatally wounded hla wife and
son laat night, and In turn was shot
himself. Culp went home in a drunken
frenzy, and a family row ensued.
Gulp fired at hla son, Edward, a young
man of 21 years, the ball atrlklng blm
in the forehead.
As he fell on his knees the boy
managed to aboot his father through
the left shoulder. The wife received a
shot from the pistol in the hands of
her husband. The son is dead, and the
wife oannot live. Culp Is under arrest.
WHERE HAS THE HONEY GONE?
Dlsburelng Onicer of the State Depart?
ment Said to be Short ?130,000.
Washington, May 5.?It Is reported
that the expert accountant employed by
the Secretary of State, has found a
shortage of 8127.0C0 in the trust funds
account of F. J. Kelokhofer, until re?
cently the disbursing officer of the State
a ?100 bicycle given away.
8re ouk advertisement in
first column and tub bi?
cycle in oor window.
1w? jefferson 8t.
Holmes Wanti a Reprieve.
Philadelphia, Pa , May 5.?Counsel
tor Mrs. Pletzel, widow of Benjamin F.
Pletzel, who was murdered by H. H.
Holmes, has received a letter from the
latter offering Mrs. Pletzsl a house and
lot in Chicago clear of all encumbrances
and 83,000 in cash, If she will aid In get?
ting him a reprieve. Holmes wants his
execution postponed until May 18. No
attention will be paid to the letter.
Tbe Administration Endorsed.
Marlboro, Mass , May 5.?At the
Fourth Congressional district Demo?
oratio convention to elect delegates to
the national convention resolutions were
adopted endorsing-.he financial policy
of President Cleveland and the candi?
dacy of ex-Governor William B. Rus?
sell.for the Presidential nomination.
Sir. Tucker Serenades.
Lexington, Va.,MayS ?The students
of Washington and Lee University ten?
dered Hon. J Randolph Tucker, dean of
the law school, father of Hon. Hsrry St.
George Tucker, Congressman from this
district, a serenade to-night in celebra?
tion ot the aeating of Hon. Harry St.
George Tucker by tbe House of Repre?
The Nitrat? King Dead.
London, May 5.?Colonel North, the
so-called nitrate king snd noted sports?
man, whllo presiding at a meeting ot
the Nitrate company's offioers at the
Woolpaok buildings to-day, fainted In
his ohalr and expired at 4 o'clock this
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