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Trenton Times, The (Newspaper) - March 21, 1890, Trenton, New Jersey VOT- VI IT. NO. TKWNTON. FIIIDAY AHTKKNOON. MAIUJII 1890. lOLU AH ER MANY DAYS A lerrible Incendiar- ism and Murder. BEMORSE PROMPTS CONFESSION. Fred Wolf Charged with Burning HI. and Caoxlng the Death of Two Pernon. at Hanljnn, N J Soil Could Not Keep the Secret. HARRISON, N J March 21. Aconwienca itricken woman has revnaled to the police of this place the story of a fiendish crime committed in 1887, which in" the arrest of six persons as principals on charges of incendiarism and murder On the morning of Monriny, Sept 18, 1887, the three story from" tenement boose at 8 Middlesex street was bn.ned to tbegionnd, The first floor been occu- pied by Frederick Wolf, his wife, five chil- dren, his nister, Mra. Bety, and a yonng Ger'NAn girl who had boon in this country but a short time Two Men were Klllfld. The second floor was occupied by WiHicm Boettger. Bis wife and three children, and on the third floor lived fire Hungarian laborers. The house was owned by Daniel Otto, and stood ral hundred yards from any other dwelling, between tract' of the Fennaylvanui and Moms and railroads At the time It was mid thnt the alarm was given by W olfs IJs-year-old Hnughter All escaped in safety except Michael one of the Hungarians, who fell dowu a flight of stairs and was burned to death. Another, named Lucas Andrews, died two lajkr frajn injuries received by jumping from Incendiarism Wai Sntpeoted. Although incendiarism was suspected noth- ing could be pi oven, and Wolf received insurance on. his furniture The Boettgers lost eveijrlVg, and shortly after the fire the German girl who lived with Wolf mar- ried a man named Sotz and went to Michi- gan to live, while the Wolfs took a house a few blocks from burned building. Sotz soon discovered bis wife was in- worrying about something, and when sbe became ill she told him the fire which caused the death of the two Hnn- was the work of W olf She brooded over the matter so much thnt it was feared she would lose her reason, and finally Sotz prevailed upon her to come east nnd tell her story to the police. WoH Threatened to Kill Her. They arrived in Hairison three months and were scarcely settled, they say, before Wolf knew of their presence, and, surmising the womnn's intention, conveyed word to her that If she divulged secret he would kill her Pear of Wolf kept her for suuie time, but finally ap- peared before Justice Lyuch, who, on her -infor-'ation, lulled warrants for the arrest of Wolf and Mrs. Betz, charging them with incendiarism and murder The womnn Raid that shortly before the fire Wolf purchased a lot of costly f mul- ture anrt- it insured for In two companies, one policy being made out to himself and one to hjn uncle, Wolf. On Sept. 11, 1887, betook her and Mrs. Betz into hip confidence and Informed thoui that he intended to bum the secure the ou his furniture Firing the House. On night he had tho most cently fur- niture and other goods belonging to him and those in his apartments removed to the house of his brother, John Wolf, at New Brighton, S. L On Sunday preparations were made for the fire by boring holes in the kitchen floor and walls. About 1 o'clock Monday morning Wolf and Mrs. Betz placed gunpowder in those holes, poured kerosene around and the Tn a few minutes the rear of the building was in flames. When the woman completed her story she waa placed un- der surveillance Bergt Ragan and Officer Wo'f's ind found, Mra Going to Newark they auested Wolf in Saney's stable on Broad street, where h he mta, taken. A few minutes later, honever, had to hurry out to escape biu nlng Daniel Wolf, holder of one of the insurance polloiOE. has not yet boon arrested. Mrs. Soil, who divulged the story, is a ulster of the wife of John Wolf, of New Brighton, who received the furniture supposed been buiaed. Murdered Far from BOSTON, March Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Price, of it Fourth .treet, ha ye learned that thMr son, Frederick 0., aged 19, who went wnt some time ago for his health, on Muroh 11 in Denver, Colo where he working; andthny have cause to believe that he was murdered. I'M doctors who attended fonnd that hli book broken hl> skull fractured, and stated that he told them that had been beaten by fellow nOrkmen. Hli father intends to have the body and the affair folly investigated. MeAallffe Is Confident. Ntv. Tow March 2L Jack McAuliffe, the ch.mpion light weight pugilist, tele- from Ban that, win or to-night with Jimmle Carroll, he will nigh. miJ to IIO.UOO Police Ovrtt. campion belt nnd cnamjtlonihip of world, but not fot 1; snfn It in good condition and expects to win Did Tney Do Their Dutjf YORK, 3L -United Stat'l Ticesury Inspector Whitehead toe matter of contract labor leged neglect of dqty The witn ex- amined said that Contract Labor Inspector Who Castle Oarden eveiy day port will be forwarded to Washington. A. O. Leonard A Co.'. Statement. Boo.on, March A meeting of (Credit- 01. of A a. Leonard Co., boot and shoe manufacturers of Chicago, was held here. Mr. Leonard prosented a statement showing liabilities of and nominal adete of I185.000, val-wd at A committal was appointed to investigate the firm's af- fairs. Three Hundred Massacred. LISBON, March 21 Advieos from 'MI I mane, Eait Afi ica, are that n Port' e'i'toms offlcml nnd his escort of 30-) have boon matt-.n i d n nr Nyfie FLACK AND SARAH CHERRY He Bad Been Known tta Her Husband for Fifteen Years NEW YORK, March 21 the Flack trial H. Smith, the husband of Margaret Smith, at whose boarding house Flack mas- queraded under tbe name of Raymond with Sarah Cherry, was the first witness called He saJd he had known Flack for fifteen years under the name of Raymond. The boy Eddie was known as Raymond, son of the couple During the early expose of fbe Flack scandal witness went to see James A Flack at a club house on Firo Island Flack asked the to look out for Mrs. Raymond. He said tho trouble would all blow over in a few days Witness sug grated that aS he with his wife vtas about to take a summer vacation, Mrs Raymond might accompany them with her sou and pass off as a widow with her child. Flack acquiesced in this proposition and gave wit- nnsa to defray the expensi-s They went away finally left Mrs. Raymond at Amsterdam Stenographer Brady then read the test! mony given by the elder Flack before the giand jury Flack was questioned as to the whereabouts of Mrs Raj mood, but he could not tell where she was at the time He said that the Idea of getting a divorce oc- curred to him ten or twelve years ngO There had been no conspiracy against his wife What she had wanted was to avoid publicity in the divorce case Bhe had con- sented to everything, and everything had boon mutually agreed upon At the con elusion of the reading of this testimony the district attorney announced tbat the pro secution rested Flack said hi his statement that he had kitowu Barah Ch ny for many years, and that was in his employ as a girl in "his book bindery He had known her family previous to that About fourteen years ago she gave birth to a boy whom he recogniz d as his child and adopts 1 THE M'CALLA INQUIRY. The Charge Against Ensign Kline Hc- Calla Testifies NEW YORK, March Al tbe McCalla inquny tue charges preferred by Com mauder McCalla against Ensign Kline lor being asleep while on duty taken up After the ensign had formally sworn that he had been wrongfully charged with de- relictluii in duty Commander McCalla gave his evidence. He said On that night I rang my bell for the orderly, but received no response This lasted for fifteen minutes 1 then dressed, went on deck, but found no one on the spar deck I continued on to the pilot house and there saw Mr Kline sitting on a chair with his feet on another His hands were in his overcoat pockets, the hood of which was pulled over his head "I awakened him, bui it was necessary to shake him rather roughly He jumped up as I shook him and putting his hand to his head erclaimsd, Ensign Kline's testimony, which followed, wasa direct contradiction of his comm ander He had gone, he said, into the pilot aj his duty required at the moment, and he was not asleep Then it was that the ensign, the sentry and the, quartei master were placed under arrest, as well as the orderly, who had failed to answer the captain's bell woi e put in irons, and no chance was given the to explain that tbe first was ab- sent from the pilot house by pei mission. The President's Duck Hunt. BENJIE'S POINT DUCKING CLUB, Md., March Harrison spent the day between the shore and elub bouse He went into the blind at half past 7 o'clock with hut double barreled gun and waited for the wary duck. Tn half an hour his patience was rewarded A single pair skimmed along the water and rested almost in front of the blind The executive marksman peppered both barrels, but only one bird succumbed to his aim This satisfied the president, however, nnd he returned to the club house, returning to the blind at 10 o'clock again and twice during the afternoon, his record for the day being four ducks The presi dent, Senator tSewall, Mr Knight, Col Dale and other members of the club dined on a part of the fruits of the president's marksmamnip The president has decided to remain here until Saturday A Glass Factoiy Shuts Dowu. CANTON, 0 March 21 to an in- crease from to por 100 pounds for soda ash tbe Canton Glass company shut dowu. It will reopen Monday with a four weeks' supply of material now on hand, and run half time to supply prnjent orders. Officers say that unless tbe price is reduced it will cause permanent rliflcontinnnnce of work, as tbe fact is patent that they cannot run with profit with material at the present cost The factoiy is one of the largest in the country, and has for the pastyearrnn- ning day and night with a force of ISO men Defaulter Kennedy's Shortage. SAK FKAtfbisoo, March 21 default- ing foreign money order cleik in the San Francisco postofflce, James Kenhedy, Jr taken before the United States commis- sioner and placed under bouria A close eTami nation of Kennedy's accounts are being made for the puipcoe of ascer- taining definitely the amount of his pecu- lations. It is said that he has admitted to having appropriated from to to his own use. The money was spent in wine and poker A Bogne Lynched by His Dopes. CTniuiANA, Ky March 91 years ago Ben Gruel, of Robinson station, thin county, defrauded several citizens of that of snug sums of money by negotiating for stock and making payment with bogUH checks He fled to the moun- tains and did not return until a few days ago His two years' absence bad not effaced the old Kludges him, and he was seized by a mob of about twenty persons, taken to a graveyard near by and hanged Into a ttlver. Pa., March No. 61, on the West Pennsylvania railroad, struck a rock at station, Allegheny Valley Junction, Tho loco- motive several cam warn thrown into the KUkemlnltaa river Conductor George had to have one leg amputated bo low the and was hurt about the head otherwise injured. Engineer David Fireman M. L Anderson and Brakeman Sullivan, were slightly injured Hlne Honrs a TJaj'a work. KINGSTON, N Y., March 21 lead- ing contractors and builders of this city have entered Into an agreement with the Carpenters and Joiners' union that on end after May 1 nine hours shall constitute a Hay's work. The bricklayers and propose to demand the same hours. Minstrel Ben Dead. BOSTON, March Cojllss, of the vnudovillo team of Hawkins and Collins and n r-nll known minstrel, died in this city last i Tht of pneumonia, nged 80. He has boon inneotej with Tony Pastor's company, hatcher, Frl iro o West's minstrels and nthor minstrel comtnnics IHEDUKEOFLAUENBURG 1 hat Is Ex-Chancellor marck's New I itle. Bis- KI1ND WORDS FROM TBF EMPEROR He Poj-l a Graceful Tribute to Frlnoe Bismarck's Pant Public WUIieiHIm a Happy Old The New Chancellor g Personal Characteristics. BERT IN, March 21 special edition of The Reichsanzoiger contains imperial ro scripts cordially thanking Prince Bismarck for tiii services and appointing him duke of T a colonel general of cavalry, and a field marshal general, appoint- ing Count Herbert Bismarck ad interim mfntnter of foreign affairs, and von Capriii chnnceltor and prneident of the Prussian mir In the first resv.ipt the emperor says that acceding to the request made on the 18th inst he gianta Prince Bismarck permission to retire, hoping con- fidently that the fatherland will profit in the future, as it has profited in the past, by his counsel, energy and faithful devotion The emperor says that he had hoped that tho necessity would not arise for Bwiuftrck to think of separation during his lifetime. He regards it as the most providential dis- pensation of his life that on several occa- sions he has had Prince Bisronrck by hli side The Kalner'n Grateful Remembrance. U hat the prince has achieved for and Germany aud what the prince has boon to him and the house of his predecessors, be will ever preserve in grateful remembrance. Bismarck's wise and energetic policy of peace, by which his majesty is resolved to be guided in the future, being fully con- vinced of its correctness, will always be re- membered abroad and well deserved recog- nition It is not in the emperor's power to reward Bismarck for his services, but ds a sign of lasting thanks he confers upon him the dignity of Duko of Lauenburg and pre- sents him with a life size oil painting of himself "God Bless You Tn a second rescript the emperor Bismarck as military liader for his Invalna- ble services in the army during the time of William I and to the present rtny, adding that he knowb he will be at one with the ai iuy by retaining BKmarck in the highest rank by appointing him a field marshul general and a colonel general of cavalry. The rescripts are conched in language of the most tender character nnd end with words "God bless you, my dear prince, grant you many years of untroubled old age, brightened by the consciousness of duty truly fulfilled Bismarck Accepts a Dukedom. The North German Gazette says thut Prince Bismarck's resignation was mainly due to constitutional questions, such as the limits of ministerial responsibility and the relations of tho president of the PnifHian ministry with his colleagues The says that Fringe Bismarck never opposed the labor conference m the staatsrath. Dr Lucnnur, chief of the civil cabinet, accompanied by Gen Habnke, formally waited upon Prince Bismarck and presented the emperoi 's acceptance of his resignation. Prince Bismurck's acceptance of a dukedom, the offer of which from Emperor William I he repeatedly declined, has caused BUI prise. Geii. Cuprlvl's The National Gazette says the appoint. ment of Gen von Capnvi to succeed Prince Bismarck, the paper says, has nothing of a threatening character It calls attention to the fact that the Dnke of Wellington was at one time prime minister of Great and declares that German appre- ciate the blessings of peace no than other Germans in responsible positions Caprlvi's Personal Although a soldier of the fliot order, Capnvi, in the opinion of all his is very much more, and if personal appear- ance counts for anything, he is a rf grant forced nhnraptnr flnd will Combin. ing in a high degiee euavitar in modo with fortiter in re, blending sagacity with pa- tience, resolution with good humor, Geiman thoroughness with sou them fire. He looks the typical Teuton of the hugnt and most impressive type. He heirs a markable likeness to Blxmarck and might easily pass for his brother. The difference in character is discernible in their gait that of Bismarck being sharp and heavy, while that of Caprivi is deliberate and of_ leisurely elegance. The chancellor is a brief but capable speaker. A Guarantee of Feaoe. The Vosslsche Zeitung sayi Piince Bis- marck was a gnnrantee of peace will preserve tbe memory of bis services in the cause of peace His sncc will be compelled to immediately deal with question of a reduction of the military bur- den in the interests of peace. The rating witnesses the retirement of Prince with regret, but with anilely, hoping th.j Ma life will still be long and happy, -nd thnt he will bo able to follow the develop- ment Of the country The Frankfort Gazette says rexigued because he perceived his day wai over and that he could not fulfil of the new epoch that is now ob Germany Prince Bismarck will return to Priedrichj. rube Sunday and take up his permanently The furniture is being re- moved thither from bin Berlin palace. M Simon M Simon had a conference with the tm- peror yesterday, at the close of whlqh emperor prcoented M Simon with the deco- ration of the Red Eagle. The subject of tbt neutrality of Alsace-Lorraine was at tbe interview. M Bimon bronght up possibility of neutralising thai territory, and the emperor replied that it too early to a question which cerned friendly relations and Germany The Labor Conferee ee. The labor conference is making apld Biiccisjful progrent The committee on Sun- day work advises thnt the prohibition against labor on Bundny church holi- days apply only to wuuiuu, jcfeng pe.sruii and children Tbe comrnHtoe on work has resolved to forbid ul of children within the school age except in certain well defined A Check from KKW YORK, March Interest in the coming fast telegraphing tonrnauieiit boon inu-easad by the receipt by Catlln of a, chock for from Mr. Andrew Caruegfe, who requested the snm be to the price money. 1 arewell to Minister Smith. PHILADELPHIA, March 21 farewell dinner waa given by tho Clover olub last night to its fo low mtinibrr, Hon Charlm Emory S illh, recently appoint xl minister to Russia RoHl ynll in pf its I HOOD f- CO, Apothecules, Lowell, 100 Doses Dollar tatbapr ion of mi science )IM another tunmpli. our neighbor whit he or she thinks of -51 10 buy a bottle. hare to feeling, no peculiar to How li the IMMIGRATION RESTRICTION Editor Kosenuter Agitlmt Sen ntor Mitchell's lllll WASHINGTON Mai ch 81 senate nnd house L-ouiunttees ou immigratiuu uiyt io joint session and heard protests against the pAwage of any laws resti ictlug foreign im migration iditoi and proprietor of Ihe Omaha Beo, made the first address. He stated that he i presented a number of German societies an 1 societies of other nationalities in the, west At the present time he said, the ratio uf immigra tion was on the decrease Bmcu (thirty three years ago) Immigrants had lauded at the port of New York 1 he time had not yet come, he btlieved, whin imini gration should be lestncted Tins behif in pride of national birth, he to be a survival of barbnratic fanatu ism Ihe pauper laborers transplanted on this side ol the ocean were generally supposed to injure the interests of oui laboring people. This, he contended, was not so W hen the pauper laborers tame to this country their umditioi. became better Their wantb were greatei and they consequently tetame greater con sinners. The native Americans had given up tho neaviei kinds of labor, and these iiuiui grants were needed to tal e their places The Americans who worked on the strteU and railroads today were few Thern had beeu a great deal s u about the Italians in this country Mi Rosewater said that he foi oue had a tendei feeling for Italy C hi 1st phei Loiumbus the dlscovem of America nas an Italian and the Italians were skilled in the arts auu sciences hundreds of yeura before Amonch had been thoughtof Dndtr Senator Mitch ell s immigration bill, p rsons differing from the popular democratic idea would be prohibited coming to this country PcisonV who believed that there was something wioug with the machn tij of governments were classed as Socialists Senator MiUh ell's bill would piohibit their immigration to America. Yet Edward Bellamy ana Henrj Geolge, who were rank Socialists, weie allowed to Ine hen and distribute their books about tht counti y He bi er thnt the present wire adequate for the exclusion of undesirable immigrants Kichard Bartholdi editor of The St Louis Tribune, read to the committee a protest to congress from a confeienco of German American societies. The protest cited that the societies "i espectf ullj but most earn estly, object to and remonstrate against tho paeBfige of any and all of the measures now before your honornhla bofly resigned materially change tho resent national laws ofjmmigration and naturalization Mr Colso Moreno, an Italian by birth, but e prominent citizon of Wasaing ton, said that the Italian immigrants would be an excellent acquisition for America if they could come free from the cruel padrone system that brlugs them to this country through false representations with, as he asserted, the complicity of the Italian mm isters and consuls in the United States who divide tho spoils that grow out of the traffic The Italians, he said, who coine here are in telhgent, haid working and lawabiding cit- izens they are not what they ought to be and the sooner this slave trade is stopped the better, because, it is a burning shame for the United States and Italy and an insult to this age of progress and liberty. The Italian consulate in New York city, he said, was the headquarters of tbe nefarioui traffic in human flesh. Gone with HU PreMy Typewriter BUKKAJ.O, March 21 J W oodruff, ex president of the Life and Reserve Insurance company, has hurriedly left town leaving quite a number of sorrowing creditors be- hind. For nearly eight years Woodruff has been associated with the Life and Reserve, bat the fact of hiq running heavily in debt became known to tbe office and created nn pleasant comment. T ntely it was discov ered that everything was not all right, and an investigation was ordered It was dis- covered that Woodrnff had purchased a lot of land and had contracted to build fourteen houses thereon, the money for which was taken from the funds of the company The board of directors thereupon deposed Wood- ruff from office In Woodruff's office was a pretty blonde typewiiter named Viva Fig- cnn Woodruff fell violently in love with her, and it is reported that the couple have fled together The sheriff is after Wood- nifr, and many creditors want to see him The and Reserve company say they have not lost anything Alabama Iron Is O K BA'TrMoHE, Md March 21 Mnnu- Recoi d publishes a letter from Ca.iiegle, Phipps Co of Pi ttsburg, re- lating to the dispatch sent out from there that tho quality of southern iron had proved a failure in that market. The Record says there was no foundation for the i eport ex- cept that Caruegie Co hud purchased a sample lot of Alabama iron to test as to whether it came within the Bessemer limits as to pbospherout and sulphur This test jproved that it was not Bessemer iron but In no way reflected on the quality of sou them irons in general Deperate Fight on a Train. MOBIIE, March 21 E B McCurdy, conductor of a Louisville and Nnshville rail- road train, was shot and seriously wounded near Bay Minette, Ala., by a negro nsmod Jake Daniels, with whom he bad an alterca- tion concerning tbe railroad fare McCurdy, after being wounded, fired four shots at the negro, bitting him each time then stab- bed him with a penknife. Daniels died al- most instantly The conductor's wound is in the right breast. 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