Crescent City Courier. (Crescent City, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 1, No. 52, Ed. 1 Friday, January 4, 1895 Page: 1 of 4
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1. GOFF CULLED I! LIAR
inspector williams loses
HE IS BEING MERCILESSLY PRESSED.
Tho Imow Inquisitor Pelrrminofl to
| Find Out All That. Possibly ( j' u Ho
I-« 1111'I Out, r.ut tlie I*o! o«*
niiin Is Wily nnH hiilit to
Commit lliniiolf U lieu
t losely Cornored.
New York, Doc. 20. --Notwithstand-
ing' the general impression that this
would l>e the last day of the session
of the Lexow committee for some
days at any rate, and tlie fact that
several prominent police officials
were yet to be examined, the attend-
ance of auditors to-«lay was much
smaller than usual. Counsel (Jolf ar-
rived .just forty minutes late. Sena-
tor Lexow first said that he had re-
ceived a letter from Anthony Coin-
stock, but that the senators did not
think it right to have Mr. Comstock
come to court, as the m ittor was out-
side the scope >f tlie committee.
Mr. fiofY then said: "Through the
kindness of the Associated Press I
have been supplied with a copy of an
interview with Mr. Coins toek last
night, and I will now say that I de-
cline to say anything or have any
communication with Mr. Comstock
until he puts into writinjf all he
knows and all he is prepared to say
in reference to a certain case in which
he says I was prosecutor while hold-
ing the position of assistant district
attorney The chair is still open for
any person who wishes vindication,
and as this committee will have t« ad-
journ very soon I feel sure, that there
will be a number of claimants for vin-
dication after 1 lie session has ended."
Inspector Williams was then re-
called to the stand and Mr. (JoflF
asked lum it' he ever had any Cnited
States bonds. The witness said that
he never had. Several questions as
to the witness' property followed and
also a few questions about his yacht
Then Mr. (lofT began asking how
much money Williams g-ot as gratui-
ties while in command of the Tender-
"Not a penny," was the r 4ply.
"Did you get any money?"
"Yes. but not in the Tender'oin, as
you call it. I got money down town
from the firm of Flicss A:. Hoy, 17
"Mow much did you get?"
"About 0f)() or $0,000. Mr. Flicss
said he was dealing in stocks. I gave
him no money, but he said he was
willing to take the risk. I did not
know anything about the business."
"This Mr. Kliess is connected with
the Hollywood Whisky company, in
which you were accused of having an
"Yes, I believe so: but he had no
position in the company at that time.
He told me his brother was connected
with the company."
"Did you ever send for an envelope
containing valuable property and
have it taken from Wardtnan Dunlap's
room when he was dying?"
The witness then said he ha I an ac-
count in the llowery Savings bank of
less than $3 000; one of the Seamen's
of less than SI.000 and one in the Dry
Pock of less than $2,000. lie did not
have any other accounts, but his wife
might have. He knew that his wife
got $5,000 from Peterhead, Scotland.
Asked if his wife did not wear a
diamond cross,taken from a notorious
woman, Williams shouted passionate-
ly: "I deny it and brand it* as an in-
famous lie. I never knew the French
mailame. She was not French—she
was a (fcruni n."
"Did you ever get a presentation in
"Yes, sir, an ilbum."
"What was it worth?"
"Two thousand live hundred dollars.
Tt. was presented to me by Jerome
Buck. Several persons subscribed to
the fund to buy the album, among
whom were several judges of criminal
courts here, after I was exonerated
on a trial."
"Did you not eat piceons at Del-
monieo's?" asked Mr. tioft'.
"Ah, you're romancing," exclaimed
"Do you know what a pigeon is?"
"Yes, a bird."
"A bird that Hies from Delmonico's
with an envelope containing a $5 bill
to the station lions •. eh?"
"I know nothing about it?"
"Did you not collect from Charlie
Pelinonico every night, and did not a
polic irian say that was outside your
"I never hear I anything about it."
"Tell us about the album which
was presented you by Jerome Buck,
worth $2,500. Was it not a present
from the tram biers of the Tenderloin,
f gotten up by Nucberger?"
"It was got up by a man named
"Did not Commissioner Voorhis give
as his reason for promoting you that
it was necessary to get you out of
the Tenderloin, vour conduct was so
"I don't know."
Williams declared that the present-
ment by the grand jury against him
for allowing gambling houses near
the station house was fulsc. He
swore that he raided all such places
as he could find.
Then Mr. (lotT called up a young
man and asked the insuector whether
lie recognized him.
"I may have seen him before, but I
can't locate him," was the reply.
"Well. He is a respectable young
man named Kosenfcld, and he went
to your ollice to make a complaint
ayainst one of your subordinates.
Didn't you ask hi in if he had any
money to settle the matter, aud say
to him, when he stated that he had
none to give up if he had, "(into hell,
you sheeny. I am tired of you Christ-
killers. You persecuted Christ and
you arc not wanted here?"
"I brand that as a lie," was tho
Sir. Go It then read a list of brothel
keepers in certain streets of the Ten-
derloin which were reported by In-
spector Williams as existing in the
precinct and asked whether he closed
ti.em. Williams said that lie had
closed some of tlieni. He was always
closing disorderly houses while in the
"Now, tell us how much money you
got each month while acting captain
of tlie Tenderloin?" again asked Ml.
"I never collected anything."
"Well, your ward man did?"
"No, he did not."
"You have got rich on the proceeds
• of police corruption?"
"if I were a rich man 1 would not
be here now answering your ques-
"Did you say to a policeman that
you were not such a chump as to in-
vest your money in brown stone
houses, where it was bound to come
out some time, but that you had your
money invested in good American
"The person who says that is a liar,
and you are a liar if you say so. too,"
exclaimed Mr. Williams angrily.
Mr. < ioft objected to this language,
and Chairman Lexow tried to calm
Williams was next questioned as to
the dimensions of his yacht, and then
as to his wealth. He said he was
worth about 835,000 or $40,000. He
had an account in the Amsterdam
bank. He owned no bonds or securi-
ties, but had mining stock to the value
of si00. His Tenth street house was
not included in this estimate. Asked
about the charges made by J. M.
Stern, editor of the Temperance Ad-
vocate, that he neglected to close cer-
tain gambling houses, Williams said
that he had closed one joint on East
Then Mr. Goff turned to Captain
Sell mitt berger's evidence and asked:
"Schmittberger was your contideiitial
"He was not; I had no confidential
W i 11 ia ms denou need Schm ittbe rgcr*s
testimony against him as false and
said Selunittberger was a liar.
After a few more questions were
answered Williams was excused, and
Moritx Kosenfcld took the stand and
told of appealing to Williams for pro-
tection against mistreatment by po-
"But Williams says he does not
know you," interposed Mr. Goff.
"He is a liar," replied Kosenfcld.
"He threatened to throw me out of
the station and said, 4Yeu damned
sheeny, killed Christ for thirty pieces
of silver, and I shall have nothing to
do with you.'"
''! j ins Issiird Tor a Taster.
Saginaw, Mich., Dec. 2 0. — A capias
was issued yesterday on complaint of
Mayor Merslion for the arrest of lie v.
William Knight, pastor of the First
Congregational church, who has been
the most vigorous in bringing accusa-
tions of dishonesty and incompetency
against the city officials. Damages of
$5,000 are asked for.
A liiononionon in Nevada.
Cakson, Nov., Dec. 20.—Two inches
of snow fell here yesterday, when the
thermometer registered 15 degrees
above zero and with a barometer
pressure of 85.5 inches. United States
Signal Service Officer Carpenter pro-
nounced snow a phenomenon under
these atmospheric conditions.
l'oster Cioes to Japt:i.
Washington, 1). Dec. a9.—John
W. Foster, ex-secretary of state, lias
been requested by the Chinese ov-
eminent to (jo to.Tapan and meet the
plenipotentiaries of the former <rov-
ernment, to aid them in their nego-
tiations for peace. Ilo has accepted
Senator O'.Halley S tied for Unmakes.
Chicago, Dec. "9.—Charles II. Shep-
ard has begun suit against Senator
John F. O'Malley for $.">0,000 luma^es.
Shepard is the younsr cabman who was
shot by O'Malley on election day and
was made a cripple for life.
business men demand he-
tal1ation against spain.
BESIEGING THE STATE DEPARTMENT.
If Prompt Action In Not Taken They
Will Appeal to CongreMfl Spain
May Grant ('ul)a tlie Might to
Arrange ller Own Tariff
Srlieiliile Preparing the Re-
Washington Dec. s9.—The govern-
ment of Spain, in an earnest desire to
evade tlie threatened turilT war be-
tween Cuba and the I'nited States,
has under serious and favorable con-
sideration the cession to Cuba of the
privilege of arranging her own rev-
enue budo-et, including tariffs with
the I'nited States. This Cuban
budget is to be subject to the ap-
proval of Spain. The negotiations
now progressing at Madrid are partly
on these lines, but the state depart-
ment authorities are proceeding
nevertheless with the retaliatory
plans, as they do not be'eve Spain's
concessions to Cuba "an be carried
out and made beneficial to us for
some months to come. The signifi-
cance of the matter in its commercial
and political aspects is fully realized.
The great exporting houses are
clamoring at the doors of tlie
state department and threaten
to appeal to congress for
some speedy action to protect
their business. They represent that
at present the I'nited States is losing
a trade of 700,000 barrels of Hour per
annum, all of our commerce in ma-
chinery formerly purchased by the
Cubans exclusively in the United
States, all of the hardware and a
larjre proportion of the potato trade,
every important part of our exports
to the West Indies.
The total reduction in our exports
to Cuba for the year since the lapse of
the reciprocity agreement will
amount to not less than fifty per cent.
The tables prepared by the export-
ers show the extent of the discrimin-
ation against the I'nited States pro-
ducts under the mimimutn tariff re-
cently imposed by Spain have satisfied
the state department that there is no
opportunity for Americans unless the
tariffs are abated.
.morI') mo rAi.iAiioy.
Austro-Hunffary Likely to Follow tho
Kx a ill pie of Germany.
Washington, Dec. 2 3.—The state
department is not yet at an end of
its troubles growing out of the repeal
of the reciprocity agreements made
under the terms of the McKinley
act, and more retaliation is looked for.
Spain has already imposed upon us
the maximum discriminating tariff,
and Germany has prohibited our beef
and other great staples entry into the
empire. Frtince is by no means dis-
posed to accept the ^situation her
sugar trad • is placed in by the sugar
duty, and now there are strong
intimations that the new Austrian
minister, who has not yet even pre-
sented his credentials to the presi-
dent. is charged to begin an attack
upon this same sugar duty almost im-
mediately, and, if concessions cannot
be secured, it is expected that Austro-
llungary probably will follow the ex-
ample of l iermany iu retaliating upon
the I'nited States.
bonds go down.
Now Issue Guntcd at i tas 1 han tlie
Syndicate l'rice Ilpflsons Alleged.
Ni.w Voiik, Dec. L'0.—The United
States government syndicate has dis-
solved after disposing of .'15 per cent
of the issue. The remaining 05 per
cent has been divided among the
The new currency plan, it is sil-
leged, has induced liquidation by
holders of government bonds, which
lias been the cause of timid holders
disposing1 of their bonds and which
caused the decline below the syndi-
cate price. The new issue is now
quoted 1 IT.1 -j Mil 8.
The growing calf needs a liberal
supply of food containing mineral
Cleanliness in tho eattlo quarters
will go a long ways toward promot-
Give nourishing food from tho
start: this applies to eattlo as woll as
Fall cattle are weaned at a season
of the year when everything favors a
After they onco get startod to
growing there is little danger of feed-
ing calves too much.
card from miss pollard.
Itniirt a Numlinr of Statement* 'I Imt
Have llocn Afloat Concerning 11 or.
Nkw Youk. Dec. 31. Miss Madeline
Pollurtl lias requested tin* press to
fifivc publicity to the follow iu#:
"I have not wanted to make a state-
ment of any kind. 1 could not see
that what I did was of interest to
people generally, so 1 have tried to
hear all that has been said of me as
part of tho punishment for my failure
as a woman.
"Within tho last few days the im-
pression has (fone abroad that 1 am
under an assumed name; that I am
friendless and not sufficiently pro-
vided for, and that I am in Washing-
ton to-day. If ever a woman had
friends great and true men and
women—it is I. I will not believe
that men refuse to give my brother
employment because of my broken
life. Nearly half of America has
wanted employment this year.
"I am not going before the world
in any capacity. I have no message
to carry. 1 have asked a question
with my life; it cannot be answered
in a day. I have no theatrical friends.
Their world is far removed from mine.
1 live quietly in a private house with
my brother and Southern friends.
"I do not believe there is a man or
woman on earth who thinks there is
money compensation for sorrow. I
am sorry if, for any reason whatso-
ever, 1 am accused of realizing so lit-
tle the enormous sorrow that over-
shadows my life.
"1 am not under an assumed name.
I have not been in any place where I
was not well known. I do not mean
to be while I live. I have st iined my
dcai* father's name, and with the
Christ-power I shall tight from under
The iroliriay IlimlneHi DM Not Come
Cp to KxpcrtationH.
Nkw York, Dec. 'M.—11. ti. Dun &
Cos. \ Weekly Review of uTrade savs:
Commercial failures In is'.u already
reported number 14,392 against 1ti 1 **
last year, with liabilities of #1 • .' .-
404 against $34H,779.S89 last year.
Next week tlie iinal report for is-.u
will probably include about 100 more
failures, with liabilities of about
§4,000,000. From these accounts
banks, bankers, linancial and trans-
porting companies are excluded.
Holiday trade has scarcely met ex-
pectations. Purchases have been
numerous, but smaller than usual in
amount and more confined to needful
articles, thus anticipating ordinary
trade. The volume of business repre-
sented by clearing house exchanges
is 7.7 percent larger than last year,
but 21.8 per cent less than the year \
before, and the daily average for \
November has been 7.1 per cent more
than last year, but 2.">. 2 less than the ;
madeline pollard'S WORK.
Mending to !tUii<l Women iiml "Doing"
tli« llowery llrerkinricltyo VYalolioU.
Nkw Yohk, Dee. •j'.i.-—Madeline Pol-
lard will not go on the stajre. and j
lienee will not accept the offer of
M. Anderson of Cincinnati. There
is reason to believe, however, that -die
will try to seize some of the money
that comes into box offices at Colonel t
Miss I'ollard is quietly living' near
Twenty-third street, where she pur-
sues her literary work. She is de-
voting' her spare moments to befriend-
in jf unfortunates. She has several
old blind women, inmates of the city
hospitals, to whom she reads iiuite
Miss I'ollard h;is been very busy in
"doin^'' the city, particularly the ;
Howerv and tenement districts and
she will doubtless employ her pen to
some advantage one of tlies,; days.
Section 11iiikI lillled.
Emk,Kan.,Dec. 29.—Ernest C. Smith,
a Santa Fe section hand, was acci-
dentally killed here yesterday by fall-
ing from a freight train.
NEWS IN BRIEF.
John Moot committed suicide at
Cedar Rapids. Iowa, to keep from dis-
gracing his family by being a drunk-
Dunklin McXeal, a printer who be-
came famous by tramping across the
I'nited Stat.'s. was run over bv a
train near Selma, Ala., and killed.
Three men were seriously injured
by a natural gas explosion at Fre-
James Marshall, who styles himself
a count of the holy Roman empire,
was arrested in Jersey City charged
with defrauding his partner out of
ti:',0(10 by the help of a pretty cashier.
Samuel Harrington, leader of a no-
torious frnng of burglars, vvasarrested
at New York just after ho had com-
pleted his wedding toilet.
The Fifth Haptist church at Chat-
tanooga, the finest in the South was
Carl Huebscho, a f irmer living near
Atchison, Kan., killed himself Satur-
day night by taking rough on rats.
He had a large family. He left a note
saying that th:s world's burdens were
The rn«ii>eflpil l)Ui*linrgr tif i Cannon
Close by would not have a more disturbing cf-
loot upon nerves whU'h are vigorous than Bii
ordinary noise upon those that are weak and
unstrung. As n nervtno, Hostetter's Stomach
Hitters is unrivalled lly promoting digestion
und assimilation they overcome thru paatrtc
disorder, whirh is t'to most proline cause of
nervousdebility, and which, soIouk as it exists,
defeats tn luri'" measure the action of sedatives
and opiates. Such remedies, moreover, neces-
sitate the use of inereasintf doses, und flntilly
cease lo net altogether, except in dantcerous
quantities. They never reach tho fountain
head of the trouble, and quiet the nerves only
by somt-parn!yziii£ them. Equally ohjeetlon-
11M0 are ttory unmedit ated alcoholic stimulants.
Kidney, bladder and liver trouble, malaria, con-
stipation and rheumatism are relieved by the
Hitters, which promotes appetito and
I'irst liego-jir Yesterday I extended
tny business enormously.
Second Ditto In what way?
First Ditto I broke one of iny rihs.
Fallis in the Back
-* I had been aillicted for several years witb
what tlie doctors called Diabetes, and suf-
fered terribly. The pain in my baek was njr-
onizing iu the extreme. Hood's SarR&parillp
and I (nod's Pilli
cured inc. Now
I can jro t o church
and attend other
pleasure. I nl
ways keep I food V
Pills by me. In
my whole life 1
never met any-
thing that did mo
_ so much good us
Mr. John 11 ranston Hood's Sarsapa-
rilla. 1 Experience teaches a dear school, but
fools will learn by no other.' 1 was once fool-
ish enough to listen to a druggist who claimed
to have something superior to Hood's, and
took another medicine. If I had thrown my
dollar in the st reet I woukl have been a gain-
er.'' John Buanston, care of John (Jreetham,
Wellington, Ohio. (Jet Hood's because
Hood's Pills euro < '< mstip.it ion by restoring
the peristaltic action of the alimentary canal.
j. «*1l & jj1y £ m t diMMl. VVn(<!
Out of town I' 11H i IH'SH solicited.
for In ventor'sGuidp.
rum $nr ,ouo.oo.
Hl<;l><>\ ■< II IfJDOX, Solicitor* of
I'liliMitp. Times Hid/. Kansas Tity,
V". Semi for Cook, Free of ChArge.
^Successfully Propccutes Claims.
Late K'rincipal Kxamlurr U.S. Pension Bureau.
3 jrs In lust war, ljatljuUiiutin^clttims, attjr aiuco.
Ely's Gream Balm
C leanses the Nasal
Passages, Allays Pain
Restores the Senses of
Taste and Smell.
11 enls f lie Sores.
BEST IN MARKET
BEST IN FIT.
BEST IN WKAHINC;
The outer or fan nole ex-
* w tends tho whole length
^down to the heel, pro-
jggtect.iuKthe boot in ciitr-
ffiiitf and in other hard
ASK YOUR PKALEU
FOIl Til KM
and don't he put. off
with inferior goods.
COL.CIIESTKU HCIIRKlt CO.
W. L. Douglas
19 THE BEST.
TIT FOR AKINd.
FRENCH* ENAMELLED CALF.
|4.*3.sp Fine Calf&Kancarool
*3. p POLICE,350LES.
W SEND K0R CATALOGUE
Over One Million People wear the
W. L. Douglas $3 & $4 Shoes
All our shoes are equally satisfactory
They give the best value for the monev.
They equai custom shoe# In style and fit.
Th?Ir wearing quxlities are unsurpassed.
The prices are uniform,---^tumped on sole.
Prom $i to saved over other makes.
If your dealtr cannot supply you we can.
UUR6S WhfcRF. ALL ELSE JAIL „
Bost Cough Syrup. Tastes use
In tluie. Sold by druggists
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