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KOHBES PftYSJHE PENALTY
The Notorious Murderer KanQcil at
HE KKFLTES HIS CUM'ESSIOX
On tha Scaffold the Condemned Man
lienlca Causing the Death of Hut Tw o
Persons -An Execution Devoid
of Sensational Features.
Philadelphia. May 7. Murderer Her
man V. Mudgett. alias. 11. ill. Holmes,
was hanged this morning in the county
prison fur the killing of Llenjnmin K.
Tho Uroji fell at 10.12 o'clock, nnd
twenty minutes later he was pro
nounced dead by the prison ntllclitls, Dr.
Mm i panel Dr. Butcher.
The execution wns In every wav en
tirely devoid of any sensational fea
tures. T.i the last he wits self-possessed
pud cool, even to the extent of giv
ing .t word of advice to Assist Superin-
trm'ent Richardson us he wan arrang
ing the linal details, lie died as he
had lived, unconcerned and thoughtless
n pnrently of the future. Kvon with
th recollection still vividly before him
of the recent confession In which he
mlm'.ttef; the killing of a wore of per- I
sons of both sexes ami In all parts of I
the country he refuted everything, and
almost It's last words were a point
lil.ink denial of uny crimes committed
except the deaths of two women at his
hands Pv malpractice. After the mur
der of several members of the Pletzel
family -lie denied all complicity, par
ticularly In the murder of the father
for whose death he stattd he was suf
fering the penalty. Then with the
prayer (,t the spiritual attendants still
sounding In his ears and a few low
spoken words to those about him the
trap was sprung, and beyond a few in
cidental post-mortem details the execu
tion which culminated one of the worst
criminal stories known to criminology
After the body had been lowered from
the . scaffold and placed upon 111"
stretcher und the stiffened knot was
finally loosened and the nonse removed,
the black can was taken off. The face
wus hut little distorted. It was slightly
discolored nnd the eyes were hulf open.
The lips were drawn back and the
teeth protruded. A bruise und an abra
sion around the neck, where the rop
hud tightened was visible above the
coat collur. After the body had been
viewed by the physicians and the man
ner of death determined the stretcher
was wheeled out of the corridor into the
Jail yard. Here It was placed In an
ordinary cheap pine ooftln. One notion
able thins about the cotlln was that it
was wide enough und deep enough to
have held two men of Holmes' size. The
coffin was nut aboard an undertaker's
wagon and conveyed to the Roman
Catholic cemetery of the Holy Cross.
The only persons at the cemetery were
the undertaker and his assistants, two
grave diggers, two watchmen and a
couple of newspaper men. This little
company acted ast pall-bearers nnd car
ried the coltln to the receiving vault.
When the vault was reached the object
of the extra size of the collin was dis
closed. Holmes' dread of an autopsy
haunted him constantly ami almost his
last thought was to provide against
such u thing being attemuted. The last
act in the receiving vault was per
formed at Holmes' express command.
The lid of the coffln was taken off
and the body was lifted out and luld on
the ground. Then the bottom of the
coffin wua filled with cement! the body
was then replaced In the collin and
completely covered with the cement. It
was Holmes' Idea that this cement
would harden around his body and pre
vent any nttempt at grave robbery.
The collin was left In the rccelv-iug vault
under the guard of twi watchmen, who
will remain on duty all night. Tomer
row afternoon the, body will Interred
in a grave In the cemetery, and It is
probable that at thnt time religious ser
vices will be conducted by Father
HOLMES LEFT NO WILL.
Holmes left no will nn1 left no con
fession. This is according to Mr. Ro
tan. He savs he knows Holmes made
no will and! while the murderer gave
him this morning a big bundle of
palters, the lawyer says that he is con
fident that these papers relate only to
private business .matters. As y,et Mr.
Itotan V,us had no opportunity to exam
Despite Mr. Ri dun's belief to the con
trary it is possible that when he ex
amines the papers left by Holmes he
may rind a confession among them.
This Is the belief of C.eorge Chamber
lain, of Chicago. Mr. Chamberlain is
a lawyer and general muiiuger or a
mercantile uifcncy ill Chicago and is
here representing certain creditors of i
Holmes and the chief of police of Chi
cago. KILLED NINK PKHfSONS.
Mr. Chamberlain says that he has
proof thut Holmes killed at least nine
people und he thinks It likely that
Holmes has left some confession of
these murders. At an Interview with
Mr. Chamberlain yesterday Holmes
promised to furnish hliuwlth some ma
terial to further him in his" Worts to
recover some of the money due bin
clients. Mr. Chamberlain says thnt the
mortgages upon the "Cnstle" In Chica
go are forged, and that when they nre
brought Into court they will be thrown
out and this property, worth $30,000 will
revert to some of Holmes dupes.
The last chapter In the famous
Holmes case may not have been writ
ten today. Holmes had accomplices,
both In his criminal operations und his
murders and the police of Chicago are
now gathering up the threads which
will bring these accomplices to justice.
Some one, probably representing some
medical Institution today offered Mr.
Rotun B.0OO for Holmes body, but the
offer was promptly refused.
THK CARKKK OF HOLM KS.
Herman W. Mudgett. belter known as
II. H. Holmes, was one or the most con
spicuous criminals of modern times, und
If the "murder confessions" which he hus
written can only purtially be belleve'd no
wus without a peer as a blood-thirsty de
mon. His recent Ingenious "confession"
Whe'reln he claimed to have killed twenty
seven persons was disproved, partly at
least, by the appearance of several of the
so-called victims; but Holmes' object in
making the "confession" was realized
the obtaining of a sum snld to be J7..W
and which amount is said to have been
settled upon the criminal's lS-yeur-old con.
While the "confessions" have served to
Increase the sensationalism of the case,
the only capital crime of which Holmes
had to answer was the killing In this el'y,
on Sept. II, 18H4, of Benjamin F. Pltezel, his
fellow-conspirator. The murder was com
mitted In the dwelling, No. 1:115 Culhiwhlll
street. Holmes' conviction of murder In
the first degree, the afnrmallon by the
Pennsylvania Supreme court of, the ver
dict and the rer.Mil refusal of Governor
Hastings to grant a respite, are so well
known that a narration of these facts Is
Holmes was captured In Bostoni Mns.i
In the latter part of 1RW, by Uwen Ham
doin, the deputy superintendent of police,
upon the strength of a telegram from Fort
Worth, Tex,, where he was wanted for
horse-stealing and for other charges of
larceny, ai mat lime oniciais or the ft
dellty .Mutual 1.1ft? association or Phila
delphia, were hot on Holmes trail for
defrauding the concern out of $!U.U00 in
connection with I'itezei's death, the lat
ter being insured for litis amount, and bs
the accused believtf i liorcc-stealing lo le
a high crime in Texas, he voluntarily con
fessed to lhputy Superintendent Hans
com to the insurance fraud, lie did no'..
for a moment, dream thai he was then
suspected of the murder of Plteiel, and
he came to Philadelphia without requisi
tion papers, lie expressed a 'Willingness
to be tried here on the conspiracy charge
in preference to that of hoMe-stcallng at
Fort Worth. Before leaving Itos'.on,
Holmes made this "confession" la Mr.
"When I concluded It was time to carry
out our scheme lo defiaud the insurance
company. I secured a 'stiff' In New York
and shipped It In a trunk to Philadelphia.
1 turned the cheek for the trunk to Plte
xel on the Sunday nearest the tlrst of
.September. I Instructed him how to pro-
pare tne nony, and in tnree nouis we were
on oar way to New York. Ten days uft'T
the payment of the money I saw Piteze.1
in Cincinnati. I took the three children to
that city, where the father saw them.
I'ltezel agreed to go south, and he took
olio child, llowurd. I took Die two girls to
Chicago because I had business there. We
all me! again in Detroit. Pilrzel took ilm
children and went to South America.
luring all this lime Mis. litez.i knew
lief husband was alive, but she oiu not
know- he had the childn-n. If she was
aware of that she would insist tiial '.he
crooked huslntss be wound up right away.
In order to keep .Mrs. litezel away frm
her husband I had to tell her he was hero
ami then-, traveling fioi.i one city to an
other." FIRST AU.MlflSlOX.
This was the llrsi of a number of alhu -d
admissions that Holmes snbsequent'y
made, in fact he acquired a penchant for
making "confessions" that surprised the
The insurance otlicials had good gro uid
for believing Holmes had murdered 1'llj
zel and the three children, so when the
prisoner arrived In Philadelphia he was
urged to make another "confession." And
he did so without uny hesitation, but It
vailed somewhat from the one made In
Itoston. It graphically narrated how the
body was substituted for Pitezcl In the
Cullowhlll street house, and Its Identllica
tlon by Alice Pitezcl us thut of her father
a week afterward. Holmes also rel'iu-d
how the money was received from the In
surance company and Its subsequent c
vlsiun between Mrs. Pitezel, .Icptha D.
Howe, the St. liuls lawyer, anil himself.
It was In this "confession" thnt Holmes
accused Howe of receiving tl.M) for his
share In the transaction.
Howe was indicted for conspiracy, "b it
recently the case uguinst him was dropped.
Soon after Holmes was brought lo Phil
adelphia. Detective Oeyer visited him ill
the county prison in relation to the finding
of the body nt 1.11H Callowhlll street en
Sept. 4, ls!H. After an hour's conversation
with the wily Holmes the detective
emerged from the prison with II "eonfea.
slon" in wnli'h the accused said the body
wus not that of I'ltezel, but was one sub
stituted to defraud the Insurance com
pany. A week Inter Holmes honored Oeyer with
another "confession." ".Mr. Oeyer," he
said, "that story I told you about I he sub
stituted body Is not tine. It Is the body !
oi i iijum.ii r . i uezui, dui i aid ncil mur
der him or his rhildren.. On Sunday
morning, Sept. K, I found Pitezid de.id
In the third story of the Callowhlll street
house. 1 found a note In a bottle, telling
me that he was tired of life and had final
ly decided to commit suicide. He request
ed nie to look uftcr the insurance money i
and take care of his wife arid family. !
then lixed up the body in the position It
was found. These children you speak of
are all right. They are with .Minnie Will
iams, in London. I gave Howard to M fu
nic Williams in Detroit and 1 rent Alice
nnd Nellie to her from Toronto. They met
Allss Williams In Niagara Palls nnd sailed
for Europe from New York."
iletwceii this time und his trial for con
spiracy to defraud the insurance coui-.
pany, lo which he pleaded gulllr-Hotincs
made many other "contessiofls," but they
differed very little from those already
given. Each time he pretended to tell the
tr.itli. but he seduously avoided doing o.
Nobody believed what Holmes said aliout
Pitezel, und he would not say anything
about the children, except that they were
nil lis lu.
In his msny interviews with District At
torney Giahum, Holmes persisted that the
three missing Pitezel children were with
.Minnie Williams In London. He even icr
suaded Mr. (irahutn to have an adver.tfe.
ment In the shape of a cipher puzzle In
serted in a New York paper, for the pur
pose of bringing Minnie Williams and the
little Pllezels buck from Europe. The dis
trict attorney placed little faith In what
Holmes had told him, but the 'ud' was pub
lished as a sort of last and hopeless effort.
Winn the bod'es of Nellie and Alice PP.e
zel were unearthed In Toronto, Holm?! de
nied having killtd them. When Howard's
charred bones were located In a superanu
aled stove In Irvlngton, Ir.d., Holmes
calmly denied any know'ledce of tho lad's
death. When the murders of Minnie Will
lams and her sister were discovered.
Holmes said Minnie killed Nanny In a
Jealous frenzy, und he burled the body tn
Lake Michigan. He vigorously denied
having put .Minnie to death so us to --e-rure
her property. The disappearance cf
Emily Cygrand was traced to Hoimcs.
but the criminal snld he knew noihlng of
the girl's late. The partially consumed
bones thut were found in the Chicago "cas
tle," are known io be those of tome of
Holme;' victims. About the last time that
Holmes was taken to the district attor
ney's otlice to "confess" Mr. lira ham lost
patience with him. Holmes gave a repe
tition of his picturesque falsehoods. He
actually gave the district attorney a wr
itable "Jolly about the Pitezel family
and Minnie Williams being still nlive. The
scene that ensued was extremely drama
tic. .Mr. Graham said:
"Holmes, you are a murderer. I will hung
you In Philadelphia for the murder of Ite i
Holmes nerve was still with him and
he said: "I defy you. You have no evi
dence to prove me guilty." .Mr. Graham
lucked with disgust and determination at
Hoimes, and said: "You will surely hang
in Philadelphia for murdering Iknjamln
The trial and conviction followed, the
district attorney endeavoring to prove
during the trial, through Detective Geye
Ihnt Holmes also killed the Pitezel chil
dren, but Judge Arnold, before whom the
case was tried, declared this to be Irrele
vant. Oeyer had unearthed the murder
of the children, after r. prolonged Invas
tlgntloii and the commonwealth was pre
pared to prove that Holmes also commit
ted these crimes.
Holmes embraced the Catholic faith
when it became evident to lilnl that ne
miiKl hang, and Kev. Kalher 1 "alley min
istered to ids spiritual wants. Throughout
Ids trial und subsequent Imprisonment
this urch-erlmlual maintained u non
chalance thut was remarkable.
Herman Webster .Mudgett was horn
at GilmonJon. N. II.. May Hi, IH9U. tin
July 4, 18VS, he married t.'bira A. Lover
lug, at Alton, N. II.. and on Jan. 28, 18S7,
under the name of Harry Howard Holmes,
he committed bigamy by marrying Myrta
. Belknap. A few weeks thereafter
Holmes applied In Chicago for a divorce,
nnd the suit wus pending until June 4,
1WM, when the court dismissed it owing
to the non-appearance of the complain
ant. Holmes continued his bigamous ca
reer by rnurrylng Georgiunna Yoke, In
Denver. Col., on Jan. 17, IHW, he assum
ing the nume of Henry .Mansfield Howard
on this occasion. A son was born to the
llrst wife und this Is the boy whom
Holmes Is said to have made the elder
benellclnry of the proceeds of the ulleged
confession of wholesale murders.
Holmes was Indicted for the murder of
Pitezel on Sept. 12 last, and he was placed
on trial on Oct. 28. A verdict of guilty
was rendered on Nov. 2, and Nov. JO he
Was sentenced to be hanged.
Miss Yoke, with whom Holmes wns liv
ing at the time of i'itezei's death, wns
an Important witness for the common
wealth ut the trial and It was largely
upon her evidence that the uecused was
convicted. She told of Holmes' absence
from their boarding house on Sept. 2, ism
(the day of the murder) and of his excited
condition when he returned, tin that
night the couple left Philadelphia and
went direct to Indianapolis, The wander
ings of Holmes throughout the country
then began and they ended with his arrest
st Boston. .
ECLIPSE OF THE WHITE HftT
The McKinlcy Fad ion Carries the
DELEGATES AKE INSTRUCTED
Amid Scene of tho Wildest Disorder the
Indiana Delegates Are Instructed for
Declines to Address Convention.
Indianapolis, lnd.. May 7. The Re
publican state convention was called
to order at 10.15 o'clock. Hon. Richard
V. Thompson was mnde permanent
chairman. During the night the Mc
Klnley forces completely routed the
opposing faction, and a plank was In
serted In the platform which was
adopted by the convention giving full
endorsement to McKinley and instruct
ing the delegates to the national con
vention to vote for him for president.
The platform also declares for a pro
tective tariff which will afford adequate
protection to the wage workers mid
producers of the country. It also
makes an emphatic demand for honest
money and opposes the free coinage of
The balloting for delegates at large
wus begun shortly after 12 o'clock.
Charles Ealrbunks, Richard VV. Thomp
son, General Lew Wallace and Frank
Milllken were chosen.
A WILD SCENE.
The wildest scene ever witnessed in
Tomllnson hull followed the mention
of the names of Mclvtnley and Harri
son In the reading of the resolutions.
The two factions yelled, hooted, hissed,
howled and threw every movable article
about them in tho air. Theses scenes
were repeated when the motion was
put on the adoption of tlu? resolutions,
McKinlcy instructions and nil. The
factions closed ranks and the vocal
fusllude was awful. In the midst of
the commotion the motion was put. The
vote was a series of confused howls,
but Chairman Thomposn ruled that the
resolutions hud passed "by a big ma
jority," and that settled It. .
It was lumored at this point thut
General Harrison was Just outside the
stage- door, but the report proved to be
false, and It was said that he had de
clined, ut the last moment, to address
Instructions for .Mcklnlcv-.Minncapolls
I Innnclnl Plank Adopted.
Detroit, Mich., May 7. The Republl
can state convention met at 12.30 this
afternoon. General R. A. Alger, Thom
as; O'ltrlen, John Duncan were chosen
delegates-at-largp. The) convention
adopted resolutions instni'tlng for Mc
Kinley so long as his name is before
tho national mnvMitlnn
The Platform demands fie repeal of
the Wilson b!ll and favors a high rev
enue tariff and reciprocity
The line in the financial Plank de
clnrlng against the free and unlimited
coinage of Bllver was received with
A hot debate followed which lasted
for an hour, and which was only ended
by Delegate Ct isy, of Midland, moving
thut the financial plunk of the Minne
axrlW plat form of 1X112 be substituted
for both the mujorlty and minority re
ports on the subject. This was received
with favor and the substitute was
adopted and then the resolutions us
amended went through with a rush and
the silver men raised a mighty cheer
over their victory.
When llnlkcd In Their Plans to Hon n
Store Ihcy Kill tho Proprietor.
Chicago, May 7. At 9 o'clock tonight
while Madison street, the principal
thoroughfare of Chicngo's big west
side, was crowded with people, many
of whom were forced from their homes
by the heat of the evening. George
Marshall, proprietor of a large dry
goods store at Madison and Center ave
nue, was shot and Instantly killed in
front of his place of business while pur
suing three highwaymen who had just
attempted to rob the store. His plucky
cashier, Muttlc Garretson, was Bhot
through the hand while defending her
employer's i.esh. A large number of
shots were dred on the streets and sev
eral persons passing were seriously In
jured, The dead: George J. Marshall, pro
prietor of the store. Wounded: Miss
Mattle Garretson, cashier, shot through
the hand; Miss Kittle Hines. shot
through both legs while passing on a
cable car; A. S. liagg. shot In light lug
while trying to head off one. of the
FACTIONAL LAHOK FIGHT.
The Hums Wing of the k. of I.. Defeated
Pittsburg. Pit.. May 7. Judge Whites
court was crowded today with glass
workers nnd Knights of Labor leaders.
Interested In tho faction tight.
On Tuesday last the court issued an
order restraining the executive board,
Knights of Labor, from sitting In the
cases of. 37 men accused by President
Hums. Judge White set today for the
Immediately after Colonel Schoycr.
esq., on behalf of the Knights of Labor
executive board concluded the reading
of the affidavit of John W. Hayes, sec
retary and treasurer of the old order
Knights of Labor, Judge White said:
"I'pun that affidavit alone I shall con
tinue the Injunction for one month. It
will do no harm." The Burns faction
and Knights of Labor officials were
visibly chagrined ut their discomfiture
and quietly withdrew.
I our Thousand .Men Aro Liable to lie Idle
as tho Kcstilt.
'Newark, N. J., May 7. A crisis was
reached In the carpenter's strike today.
I'tiless the contractors sign the scale of
advance from 12 to $2.75 per day by
Bundny, ull other trades, Including
4.000, will go out. Eight hundred car
penters nre still out.
The state board of arbitration was
in session with the bosses this after
noon, but failed to secure any conces
New York. May 7. The grand Jury to
day Indicted James H. Duke, president and
director or me American ronacco com
pany. They are charged with conspiracy
and violation of the law In that they
formed a trust or monopoly of paper cig
arettes. The evidence wns presented by
tne National iigareue una Tobacco com
I. oilman's Snloldo.
Hurrlsbiirg. Pu., May 7. Michael Lan
man, of Mlddletown, aged Ki years, com
mitted suicide at his home this evening by
snooting nunseir tnrotign tne nead. Hi
was suffering from gangrene, and It Is
uppoucd the pain unbalanced his mind,
nc wnn iiiuiiui i icu.
The Division Kncampmont.
Harrlsburg, Pa May 7. l.ewlstown has
been selected us the place of division en
canipment National Guard July 18 lo 2ti
Inclusive. Official order was Issued CNaa
"ajuiani genrars omue tonignt.
THE KEWS THIS M0R-MXG.
Weather Indications Today :
Fair; Warmer, Southerly Wind.
1 Murderer Holmes Hanged.
IV tier's Pond Resolution Passes Senate.
Indiana Instructs for McKinley,
Women Admitted to Conference.
! Tribune's Want Column.
3 (Local! Property' Hofders Object to the
Classis Commutes Appoint.
5 (Local) Mayor Makes a Few Appoint
Thirteenth Regiment the Ilest In the
A (Sports) Scranton Loses Two to . ioi
deuce. Ilrlght Letter from Our Staff Corre
spondent, 7 News of the Suburbs.
Market and Stock Reports.
8 News Cp and Down the Valley.
WOMEN AT THE CONFERENCE.
A Compromise Heport bv tho Eligibility
Committee is Adopted Rights of the
Delegates Have Been Relinquished.
Cleveland, Ohio, May 7. Hlshop Fobs
presided ut the session today of the
Methodist general conference.
Dr. A. J. Kyett presented the report
of the committee on eligibility, which
provided for a compromise of the wo
The proposition was In substance to
allow tho women delegates to keep their
seats, on the understanding that it
should not establish a precedent, and
then to re-submit to the annual confer
ence during the next four years the
same constitutional amendment, or one
similar to thut, which lately barely
failed of adoption by the three-quarters
The report further provides that the
action of this general conference should
be without any prejudice to the lights
of any women delegates to uny future
general conference under the constitu
tion ns such general conference may
construe or Interpret it.
Rev. Dr. Kyett moved the adoption
of the report und said: It Is needless
to say thut there are questions on
which wo could not agree. , While the
debute was progressing, many from
both sides were in free consultation.
The lull report was adopted by un al
most unanimous vote. The announce
ment of the vote was greeted with pro
Just where the three ladies who with
drew stund Is a question. The confer
ence has given them the right to sit
In the convention with the understand
ing thut their Rents are challenged, but
It Is agreed that they are not to be In
terfered with. Rut It Is claimed that
the ladies by their voluntary withdraw
al from the conference have relin
quished nil their rights.
Bishop. Andrews is of the decided
opinion thnt they are nut.
The conference decided to maintain
the two-thirds rule in voting for tho
election or tdshops. though a strong ef
fort was made to have the majority rule
SCHMUCKER GETS THE MONEY
Find of Gold Results in a Scries of Queer
Columbus, Ohio. May 7. The su
preme court todav rendered a decision
in a case thut has peculiar history.
Five years ago Jacob Schmucker
bought a furni belonging to the estate
of Samuel CadwnlUider.a miserly farm
er, near Tlllin. Ohio. With the help of
his hired hand he found, according to
the lutter, two pnllfuls of gold and sil
Schmucker refused to clve the ser
vitor his share und he sued for it. This
brought the find to the knowledge of
the Cndwallnder heirs, who sued for the
treusure. Tho supreme court now
awards It ull to Schmucker, holding
that no one proves a better right to It.
NEW JERSEY DEMOCRATS.
They l'nvor a Gold Standard and Opposo
Alteration of a "Just Tariff."
Trenton, N. J., May 7. The Dem
ocratic state convention' was called to
order at noon. The delegates at large
chosen were United States 8enntor
Smith, Allen L. McDermott. ex-lnlted
States Senator Rufus Hlodgett and Al
bert L. Tollman.
The platform adopted favors tho
maintenance of the present gold
Btundard and opposes the free coinage
of allver. It opposes any effort to alter
materially the "present Just and con
ARMOR PLATE CONTRACTS.
It Is .Recommended That They be Divided
lletwcen Pittsburg and Itotlilohcm.
Washington, May 7. Captain Sam
son, chief of the naval bureau of ord
nance, has recommended to Secretary
Herbert that the contracts for the ar
mor intended for the battleships Ketir
sarge and Kentucky, be divided among
the two bidders, the Carneglo Steel
company, of Pittsburg, and tho Bethle
hem Steel company, of Bethlehem. Pit.,
the former being given the manufac
ture of 3,007 tons nnd tho latter 2,(Ti:!.
The amount of the Carnegie contract
will be $1,fiiin.rds.20 nnd that of Bethle
hem $1,4C.M!J1.80, a total of $3,122,710.
Rot. I'anlol Smith, of Hamilton, Hangs
TTtlca, X. T., May 7. Tho Rev. Daniel
Smith, of Hamilton hanged himself In a
barn a few feet from his house lu that
village some time yesterday afternoon.
He wns about 4f years of age, and
wns a graduate of Madison, now Col
gate university, and of the Hamilton
Theological seminary. In 1SS5 he was
sent as a missionary to Hurmah and he
remulued two yeurs there.
New York, May 7. Arrived: Germanic
from Llverpoor; patrla, from Naples.
Sailed: Columbiu, for Hamburg. Arrived
out: Anchoiiu, ut Movllle; Stuttgart, at
Bremen; Trave, ut Bremen; Alesla, at
Marseilles. Sailed for New York: Teu
tonic, from Qiieenstown. Sighted: .Bri
tannia, New York for Liverpool, passed
Fastnct; Ptilda, New Yorw for Naples,
passed dim-altar. May 4; Amsterdam, Rot
terdam for New York, passed Isle of
Curfew Rings for Children.
Port Huron, Mich., May 7. The city
council has passed a curfew ordinance
requiring every child under 15 to be off
the streets after U o'clock at night In
summer and 7.30 In winter, unless ac
companied by parents or guurdlans.
New York, May 8. In the Middle states
today ulfcar, warmer- weather and fresh
southeasterly to southerly winds will pre.
vail. On Saturday warmer, clear und
southerly winds will prevail,, with the
easterly advance of the western "warm
vace" and on Sunday fair, warm weather
and southerly winds, possibly followed by
BOND RESOLUTION PASSED
A Committee is Appointed to Invest i
flute the Scheme.
THE TKIl'.HI'H OP MR. 1'EITEK
Ilia Proposal to Direct the Searchlight
I pon tha Hond Deal Is Agreed to by
Vote of 51 to 6 -Mr. Hill's
Eloquence I navnillnf.
Washington, May 7. The bond reso
lution which has been so long pending
In the senate, was finally disposed of
today, having been agreed to by a vote
of ul yens to IS nays. As originally of
fered by Mr. Peffer (Pop., Kun.) it pro
vided for a select committee to Investi
gate nil the facts and circumstances at
tending the Issue and sale of govern
ment bonds In the years 1S!4. 1M5 and
1K!I6; but It had been amended yester
day by the substitution of the finance
committee for a select committee, and
It was In that shape, that it was agreed
to today. The nuance committee con
sists of six Republican senntora
Messrs. Morrill (Vermont), Sherman
(Ohio). Allison (Iowa). Aldrirh (Rhode
Island), Piatt (Connecticut), and Wol
cott (Colorado); of six Democratic Sena
tors Messrs. Voorhees (Indiana), Har
ris (Tennessee). Vest (MtssouM). Jones
(Arkansas). White (California), and
Walthall (Mississippi), and one Popu
listMr. Jones, of Nevada.
In the discussion which took place be
fore the. .voting, the resolution was op
posed by Mr. Palmer (Dcm., 111.) on the
ground principally that the purpose of
the Investigation was to procure ma
terial to affect unfavorably the public
mind on the sliver question. A charge
was made against the administration
by Mr. Vest (Pjem., Mo.) for allowing
members of the cabinet to neglect their
official duties and to absent themselves
from Washington In order to make
speeches against the free coinage of sil
ver. He reud statements to show how
a recent Democratic convention in
Michigan had been controlled by fed
eral office holders who. under pressure
from Washington, had deserted from
the cause of free coinage; and he de
clared that If the national Democratic
convention ut Chicago was overawed
and overriden In that way. Its action
would not be that of fairly elected dele
gates, fairly expressed.
Mr. Hill (Dem.. X. Y.) closed the de
bate with an appeal to Democratic sen
ators to vote against the resolution,
which was, he said, an attack upon the
secretary of the treasury by Republi
cans and Populists. The vote, however,
showed only live Democrats standing
There was a reminder of the scenes
and experiences in the Fifty-first con
gress today, when Mr. Plckler (Rep., S.
D.) who was unable yesterday to se
cure as long a session as he desired for
the consideration of private pension
bills, made the point of no quorum be
fore the Journal of yesterday's proceed
ings was read. Fifteen minutes passed
before 17!) members appenred and then
Mr. Plckler Insisted upon having the
Journal read In extenso, including the
names of the absentees on roll call. He
nlso objected to the pro forma sugges
tion that the Journal be considered as
approved, requiring a vote upon the
question. Throughout the session Mr.
PickleV demanded the regular order
at every opportunity, finally explaining
that he was moved thereto by the hope
that the house would thus And time to
considur private pension bills. Mr.
Payne (Rep., N. Y.) called Mr. Plckler's
attention to the fact thut his action
tended only to defeat his expressed pur
pose, inasmuch us these bills could be
taken up only by unanimous consent.
This Mr. Plckler Interpreted to veil a
threat that unanimous consent would
not bp given and remarked that he "ac
cented service." The Incident thPre
stopped and after transacting some un
important business, the house at 3.40
adjourned until tomorrow,
TAKE AN OFFICER TO CUBA.
Rcsulnr Army Man Will Accompany
Colonel l itzhnnh l.ce.
Washington, May ".Consul General
Fitzhugh Lee is to be accompanied to
Havana by an officer of the regular
army, Major Edward M. Hayes, Sev
enth cavalry, better known among
army nflicers and on the plains as
"Captain Jack" Hayes. Mr. Lee and
Major Huyes served together in the
army before the late war, and they were
warm personal friends. The two men
met In Washington. They saw the
president and talked the matter over,
and It was arranged that Major Hayes
should go to Cuba. It is stated, how
ever, that he will not have any official
relations with the consulate, but will
be in Cuba simply ns an army officer
on leave of absence.
He will, however, give Consul Geneinl
Lee the benellt of his advice and assist
ance. It Is believed to be a part of
President Cleveland's general plan of
arriving at a thorough understanding
of the condition of affairs In the island
from a military point of view.
ELOPES WITH A 1IAURER.
Wittenberg (.'Diversity Sti.rtlcd by Miss
Springfield, Ohio. May 7. Wittenberg
university was startled today by the
discovery of an elopement of one of the
young women students Miss Louise W.
Corley und a barber named Clarence
Dull'y. .Miss Corley Is the daughter ofi
a prominent family uf button, W. Vu.,
und will herself fall heir to a fortune
of 2ri,0OU on her eighteenth birthday.
She Is now 17, pretty and popular.
The couple left here last night, but
the fact was not learned until today,
when the young woman's family was ul
once notified. Kven Miss Cotiey's near
est friends were not a ware that she
bore any regard to the burner, und tho
elopement cutiHcd the greatest surprise,
ELEPHANTS CAUSE RUNAWAY.
frightened Team Injures Many Persons
and Kills n Uov.
Paterson, N. J.. May 7. While the
Barnum & Bulley circus parade was
pnsslng Main and Market streets, this
city, today there was a big truck,
drawn by two horses, belonging to Har
per Brothers, standing on the corner,
the driver watching the parade.
When the elephants came along the
truck horses became terribly frightened
and ran away, knocking people down
right and left, twenty persons being
Inured. Kdward Schultz, 10 year old,
wua killed In the stampede.
HELEN IJREITER'S SLEEP.
Little Girl's Kyes Have Not Heon Opened
In Six Days.
Httglnnw. Mich.. May 7. Little Helen
Breiter, the 4-year-old daughter of
John Breiter, has been apparently
asleep since Thursday night last. She
bus not opened her eyes but has an
swered "yes" or "no" to questions re
garding her nourishment.
8he has been 111 for five weeks from
some brain affection. She show no
signs of emaciation. I
. For this Week Oily
This Is an opportunity
for housekeepers to re-'
plenlsh their stock of
Towels at prices much be
low regular value. . We
call special, attention to
In Damask and Hucka
back. Fringed Towels at 12,
19, 25 and 35 cents each.
Hemmed Towels 12,' J
15, 18 and 22 cents eacn.
Hemstitched 12, 18,
25, 35, 48, 55, 65, 75, 95,
$1.25 and $1.50 each.
Towels 7c j
15 dozen Bath
25 dozen Bath
15 dozen Bath
10 dozen Bath
20 dozen Bath
65, 75 and 95c
Balli Sleets Ii replar
510 AND 512
And Slippers for Evory Membir of tht
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Welchel, the Jeweler,
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