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CANADA WANTS HIM.
OoLMES IS CHARGED FOR
REALLY WITH MURDER.
KfTorts to be Made At Once to Secure Ex
tradition—'Minnie Williams Not Dead
Last October—Th0 Wretch Tells His
'""•. SSory of the Cnlcngo Developments
TOROXTO, July 26.—The adjourned
inquest on the body of Alice Pietzel
was concluded last night. There was
very little evidence submitted and
nothing* of a new or startling1
The coroner charged very strongly
against H. II. Holmes, the Philadel
phia insurance swindler, and after ten
minutes absence the jury brought in a
verdict against Holmes, alias Mudgett,
alias Howard, of murdering Alice
Pietzel in the City of Toronto' on or
about October 25, 1994.
After the return of the verdict, the
coroner made out a warrant for the
arrest of Holmes.
Queer Letters From Holmes.
DAVENPORT, Iowa, July 2L—Tears
came to Mrs. Smythe's eyes when she
read a dispatch from Chicago last
night stating that a body had been
found in the Holmes building there
which was supposed to be that of her
grandchild, Pearl Conner. Then, pick
ing up the evening paper, she read
that only bones were found and asked:
"How could they tell whether they
were tny grandchild's or not?"
Mrs. Sinythe has succeeded in finding
the letters of H. H. Holmes to herself.
In the first, dated October 31, 1892,
Holmes invented a lawsuit in which
his interests are involved and claimed
that he wanted Mrs. Conner as a wit
ness who would prove valuable to
him. His connection with the law
in Chicago was mostly in re
gard to judgments for small
amounts, and yet he writes to Mrs.
Smythe of a case in which $2,000 de
pended on her daughter's testimony.
In this he wrote: "Will you kindly
communicate with Mrs. Connor and
aay to her for me that it is absolutely
necessary for us to hear from her with
regard to the suit in which she is in
terested as a witness?" This was the
first intimation to Mrs. Smythe that
her daughter had disappeared and the
first line she ever received from
Holmes. He used the letter paper of
the fictitious Campbell-Yates company
at Nos. 701-703 Sixty-third street,
Chicago, and dated his letter 3.1, 1892.
The verdict of the coroner's jury
was laid before the attorney general
to-day and proceedings for extradition
of Holmes were at once entered upon.
Every effort will be made to have
Holmes tried in this city. It is thought
here that Toronto's claim will have
precedence with the Philadelphia au
thorities over that of Chicago.
More Bones Found.
CHICAGO, July 26.—Before the police
had been at work an hour this morn
ing two more human bones were found
mouldering in the damp earth of the
basement, and with them was a bit of
discolored cloth, apparently a portion
of a woman's dress. One of the bones
found—a shoulder blade—was appar
ently that of an adult, while the other
—a socket bone—was smaller and ap
parently that of a child. The police,
by the discovery, Were confirmed in
their belief that the skeletons being
uncovered are those of the missing
Mrs. Connor and her daughter Pearl.
The story that Quinlan's 11-year-old
daughter: had been murdered by
Holmes Was disposed of to-day when
Mre. W. L. Doyle Called at police head
quarters and declared that the girl was
now with her father's parents nine
miles from South Haven, Mich. Mrs.
Doyle said that her mother owned the
house in Toronto in which the bodies
of the Pietzel children were found.
with the case
i^on^Sf6? strange, but nothing
't^mhire *0 »'™Porter Mrs. Doyle
of the prettiest of the
came under Holmes'
~Digrand and she was origin
reom Indiana, said Mrs. Boyle,
jtwhe was on the point of giving
jrther information when the police
irtly ordered her to cease talking
and ended the interview. ,»
Holmes Accounts for Bones.
~Pmi.AiiEL.PHiA', Pa., July 26.—H. H.
Holmes as visited in his cell by his
counsel, William Shoemaker, and for
two hours or more spoke freely of the
bones and other fragments of a hu
man body found in his "Castle" in
Chicago. After the interview Mr.
Shoemaker said that Holmes declared
the tuft of human hair found in the
chimney could not have belonged to
Minnie Williams, for the reason that
the chimney was 'a new gn£. As to
the bones, he said they were not those
of Gertrude Connor, Minnie Williams
or any other persons whom he was
charged with having murdered.
"I had been engaged in a number of
insurance swindles which did not pan
out. One. of these was for a $40,000
policy and had to be abandoned in an
cmbryonic state because the officers of
the company became suspicious. The
idea was to have the bodies of a woman
and boy found in their home and after
wards thei^orpee of a -man with
a bullet in his head—to make it appear
a case of murder and suicide. I got
bodies from a graveyard to represent
the wife and son but the alleged
husband's body had not yet been pro
cured When the insurance agents
learned of the scheme and the bodies
had to.be disposed of the best way I
could. I had them embalmed and put
in trunks which were sent to a cold
storage warehouse. Before my prepar
ations could be completed, however,
the manager of the storage house no
tified me to take the trunks away or
he would sell the contents. I did so
and the bodies were buried in separate
places. Where they are the police
must find out."
HARVEY AND SHERMAN.
The Former Replies to the Ohio Sena
CHICAGO, July 26.—Speaking of Sen
ator John .Sherman's interview tele
graphed from Mansfield, Ohio, in re
gard to striking out of the act of 1373
the provision for a 364 grain dollar,
Mr. W. H. Harvey ("Coin") said:
"I want every man and woman in
America who wishes to preserve free
government to this republic to read
the Congressional Record, giving the
words uttered in the senate on Jan
uary 17, 1873. It shows that the silver
dollar was in the bill that came from
the house, that was to nut us on the
French ratio, and that the senate agreed
to it. Mr. Sherman himself extolled
it and said that it was a dollar that
would float around the world. This
dollar was agreed to by both houses,
and was in the bill when it went to
the conference committee. The duty
of the conference committee was to
sett-le disputed questions on which the
two houses had disagreed, and yet the
bill turns up enrolled with the silver
dollar erased from the bill by the con
ference committee. Senator Sherman
and Mr. Hooper of the house handled
the bill, and either these two men or a
corrupt clerk made the omission. The
significance of this can be best under
stood when I say that these men rep
resented that they were re-enacting
the law of 1853, except in changingvthe
size of the silver dollar, and under the
l&w of 1853 the silver dollar only, had
free access to the mints."
Bank Stockholders Sued.
SKDAXJA, Mo., July 26.—W. A. Lat
imer, receiver of the defunct First
National bank of this city, commenced
suit in the United States circuit cotirt,
at Jefferson City, against thirty-four
stockholders who have refused to pay
the 75 per eent assessment ordered by
Comptroller Eckels, to be paid on May
15. The amounts for which suit is
brought aggregate #38,000.
No Silver Convention for Oregon.
PORTLAND Oregon, July 26.—The
Democratic state central committee
will not call a convention to take
action on the silver question.
RAPID CITY, 8. D., FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 1895.
CROVER "I'm Wall Street's doar: whose doss are you?'*,
THE FINANCIAL DEBATE.
Mr. Harvey Declares That Silver Coinage
Win Alone Beatora tlBalance.
CHICAGO, July 26.—Hbte Horr-Harvey
silver debate was continued this after
noon under about th6 usual conditions.
Mr. Horr opened the discussion by
saying that the 4I2& grain silver dol
lars coined between the years .l'8fli and
1873 were all coined at the Philadel
phia mint and from foreign silver
coins which had accumulated in the
treasury under an act of congress
which made them receivable but did
not permit them to be paid out again.
That was why silver was coined at less
than its bullion value. After 1853 the
government did not coin a dollar of
silver for private ownership.
Mr. Harvey in reply denied the state
ment and declared that Mr. Horr,.
could not prove it. He present^d'a
mint statement showing that over
$400,000 in silver dollars had been
coined at the mint at Carson City,
Nev., in 1870.
Mr. Harvey then resumed the dis
cussion of the question of primary and
credit money. He said that as soon as
there was an over-issue of credit
money, it caused distrust of the gov
ernment's ability to pay. This caused
a run^ on the treasury for the re
demption of credit money and the
only remedy was to either in
crease the amount of the primary
money, or decrease the amount
of credit money. The amount of
gold in the United States was estimated
at from $400,000,000 to $600,000,000, and
of credit money at about $1,000,000,
000. This was too much credit money,
and accounted for the country's finan
cial derangement. The remedy was to
increase the primary money by remon
etizing silver. Every moment's delay
would endanger the safety of the re
RUMORS OF A BATTLE.
Twenty White Men Said to Have Been
Killed by Bannock Indians.
BOISE CITY, Idaho, July 26.—A mail
driver at Market Lake reports that a
courier arrived at Rexburg, Idaho,
from Jackson's Hole with a report that
a fight occurred Tuesday evening and
twenty white men were killed. If true
it is strange that the courier has not
yet reached Market Lake, as4/he driver
says that he was bound fov that point
to telegraph.rfor help. There' is no
way of verifying the rumor. Market
Lake is the nearest railway station to
where the Indians are located.
A courier came into Market Lake,
last night and related that the Indians
had given the white people three days
to desist from their efforts to suppress
the killing of game
-j .«* it
Boodle Go-Between Indicted.
CHICAGO, July 26.—W. E. Miller was
indicted to-day for attempted extor
tion. His alleged crime was his work
as "go-between" in the city council
scandal, in connection of which Alder*
men Finkler and Martin were recently
BOLD SPANISH MARINES.
They Fire Twiee on the American Schoon
er Carrie Lane.
_Brj?ak ^KR, Dql., _. July 26. —Cap*
Carrie E. Lane, upon his arrival here
last night, had a tale to tell about a
thrilling encounter in Cuban waters
with a Spanish gunboat. Two shots
were fired at the Lane by the war ves
sel and one of the schooner's crew
narrowly escaped being killed by one
of them. The vessel was made to
heave to and give an account of her
self before being allowed to proceed.
The schooner was off Cape Antonio
and making good time before a stiff
breeze, when on the 14th inst. she
sighted a steamer flying the Spanish
flag following her. While he was
making up'his mind what course to
pursue a puff of smoke curled up over
the stranger's port bow and a round
shot whistled uncomfortably close to
the schooner's mainmast and plunged
into the water on the lee quarter.
Captain Quick gave the order to haul
in sail and bring the vessel to. While
this was being done one of the crew
ran out on the bowsprit. As
he stood there the gun on the
Spanish warship boomed again
and another shot sped on its way to
ward the American craft, this time
coming so close to her that the sail
man on the bowsprit swears he dis
tinctly felt the wind caused by its
rapid flight. The Lane soon came to
a dead stop, and the gunboat drew up
under her quarter. A boat was low
ered and four Spanish marines under
the command of a lieutenant in the
Spanish navy came aboard. They
were fully armed and their leader very
civilly lifted his hat and demanded to
know from what port the Lane had
sailed and whither she was bound.
Captain Quick gave the required in
formation and no further search was
made and the vessel was permitted to
continue on her course without further
molestation. Captain Quick says he
could not get the name of the gunboat.
He adds that:after the first shot was
fired at the Lane he caused the stars
and stripes to be hoisted at the peak,
but the only response the Spaniard
made was a second shot. The gunboat
did not hoist her colors until after the
first shot was fired.
What Washington Officials Say*
WASHINGTON, July 26.—The govern*
jnent offipials here have received no in*,
'formation regarding the firing on the
schooner, Carrie E. Lane, by a Spanish
war vessel* off Cape Antonio. The
general opinion of naval pfficers, who
read the report of the affair as de
scribed by Captain Quick, is that the
Spaniard did not exceed its authority
in overhauling the schooner, if the
latter was in the territory of Cuba.
Cotton Mills' Wages Increased.
N. Y. July
York mills cotton company-has notified
its employes in mills Nos. 2 and 4 that
it will grant an increase of wages
V.,* I -L 1* VT *C^TwBc™
BILL TAILOR'S TRIAL.
JURY CHOSEN AND WIT
N ESSES CALLED.
Ten Farmers and Two Citizens to Decide
the Case—Colonel Hafe Makes Bill Veep
—First Story Told by Witnesses—One
CARRCLLTON, Mo., July 26.—At 8
o'clock this morning the court opened
and the Taylor jury was announced as
follows: E. J. Calloway, P. D. Caesar,
T. M. Hageton, John Medge, G. W.
Shank, G. T. Morris, W. H. Vaughn,
Gebrge W. Freeman, B. C. Dulaney,
G. W. -Craig, Jo:Shelby Helm and .R.
G. Evans. They are all farmers with,
the exception of W. H. Vaughn, who
is a bank clerk and the youngest man
on the. jury, and B. C.:
a lumber dealer from Hale. They
were put in charge of depiuty sheriffs.
James F. Graham and Colonel A. W.
Myers, counsel for the defense,, are
both sick at their homes and are not
Attorney Conkling of the defense
said that ne had issued a subpoena for
the pistol of Gus Meeks and it was an
nounced that the pistol had been pro
The rule of the court at the previous
trial was that witnesses be excluded
from the court. Mac Wilson for tha
defense asked that the rule prevail at
The court asked every witness in the
room to arise. Nearly every man and
woman present did so. Over 250 men
and women left the room and their
places were promptly filled by the
crowd outside who had been unable to
There are several new lawyers in
the case for this trial. The defense
have R. F. Lozier, J. F. Graham, J. L.
Joyce and T. M. Brinkley, and the
state J. L. Minnis, state representative
of Carroll county in the last legisla
ture and a very bright young man.
Prosecuting Attorney Bresnehen
made the first statement in the case.
He detailed in a graphic manner the
story of the murder of the Meeks fam
ily. As he/ talked the Taylor boys
watched thte jury -closely.
were cold and steady George's not so
steady. As the recount progressed in
all its details, members of the jury
looked frequently at'Bill Taylor. The
only time he showed any emotion vvaa
when his threats to get rid of Gus
Meeks were told. George seemed in
different, as though he was tir/ed of tha
Colonel John B. Hale made the state*
ment for the defense,. though at
the last trial the defense made
no opening statement. Fbr twenty
minutes he accused the news
papers of the country of trying all
criminal dftses. He was' called down
rather sharply and ,told to keep
within the law. He then changed to
a statement of the merciless and un
scrupulpusness of the state in its
endeavor to crush the Taylors. He
said that there had been an attempt
to intimidate the witnesses for the de
fense. He scored Jerry South as a bad
combination of politician, deceiver and
lawyer. He indicated as a line'for the
defense the flight of the Taylor boys
as necessary to avoid death at the
hanus of the mob and not as an evi
dence of guilt. He adroitly took up
each point in the evidence given at the
last trial and showed by it a natural
act on the part of one or the other of
the Taylors and not tending to show
guilt. As he talked Bill Taylor
straightened up and looked interested.
He called attention to the confession
of the lunatic in the Durrant case and
declared that it showed the worthless
ness of circumstantial evidence and
proceeded to argue the present case on
that basis. He was promply told to
proceed to make his opening state
ment and leave argument to tha
BILL TAYLOR MUCH AFFECTED.
Colonel Hale then proceeded to tell
of Bill Taylor's good education, good
breeding, good surroundings and gen
eral good qualities. As his compli
mentary remarks proceeded Bill's pale
face flushed and his eyes fell. Then,
he spoke of Bill's good record in the
legislature. Several members of the
Thirty-fifth general assembly have
been subpoenaed to attest to his
standing in that body.
Colonel Hale indicated that one o£
the leading theories of the defense
would be that Meeks was murdered-by
some one, not in any way connected
with the Taylors, to secure flOO which
Meeks was to have received frpm the
Taylors for leaving the country. In
closing his statement to the jury he
made an eloquent peroration on the
horror and gloom of death 'and espec
ially the end of a man dent to his death,
in expiation of a crim§.. Daring this
tears filled the eyes of Bill Baylor and.
rolled down his cheeks. He hid hi&
head. and wiped his eyes with his
handkerchief. George was unaffected^
Hale spoke nearly two hours.
When the case opened thirteen law
yers were crowded into the Rma.il
space reserved for them.
Little Nellie Meeks has not beeite
seen in court at this trial.