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3 THEY HAVE HEW CLEW
CHICAGO POLICE NOW HOPEFUL
OF SOLVING MYSTEEY.
Hold a Man Who Was a Close
Friend to Bartholin Edward
3ouneeiman Charged With Being
aa Accessory After Fact in Min
tzm Mitchell's Murder. .
Chicago, Aug. iS. Developments
today in the Bartholin-Mitchell
caurder.mystery ha-e led the police
to believe they are Dearer th9 solu
tion of the problem than at any
time iu the past month. Edward
Caunselman, the intimate friend of
William J. Bartholin, who was held
for possible, knowledge of the crimes
was Uken before Justice Quinn to
day and held for ten days in bonds
of $10,ooo, charged with being ac
cessory after the fact in the murd
ers of Minnie Mitchell and Mrs.
Anne Bartholin. Counpelman ad
mitted he had met Bartholin and
that Bartholin saidhe was in trouble
over Minnie Mitchell.
The most damaging testimony ts
to Counselman's possible guilty
knowledge of the murders of the two
TT'Omea came lrom a new witness,
hoa the police found today, W.
M. Allen, a fellow-workman of
Couuselman. Allen said that
GouoieJman bad told him repeated
ly that he knew a great deal about
the trouble Bartholin was in. Wild.
AHea jsugge&tsd that Counselman
tell the police what he knew, the
latter said he would do no such a
thing;that Bartholin was bis friend,
and that he was too shrewd fur the
police. Allen said that Counsel
Baaa even expressed the opinion
that Bartholin had easily had. time
to reach the seaboard. Allen said
thsA Counselman expressed the
greatest anxiety over the case as it
dtweksped in the newspapers. For
. thras days Counselman did not do
any work because of nervousness.
The police have the testimony of
another witness, who is positive he
saw Coeaaselrjoan and Bartholin to
gether 3Q August 7, the day the
hady of Minnie Mitchell was found.
It is the purpose of the police to put
Coasselman through the sweating
ordeal today, and they say they ex
pect important results. Counsel
man's wife begged him repeatedly
to tell the police all he knew, but
eo far Counselman has been 'obdu
rate. A note f oxi Fa tholin to
?m&3elman asking for money and
saying that the writer was in trouble
is held by the police. It was this
noe which Counselman had tried
to secure fro x his-wife by choking
Iter that led to his arrest.
3llUoa E. Edwards, one of the former
roomers of Mrs. Anne Bartholin and a
witness who the police thiuk will prove
valuable in clearing up the mystery in
the m orders of Mrs. Bartholin and Miss
Minnie Mitchell, arrived in this city ear
ly today lrom Penver and at once placed
himself in the hands of the police. Ed
wards was frank in his statements and
showed no signs of nervousness.
To a reporter of the Associated Press
he made the following statement:
.I barely know Thompson and have
spaken to him only three or four times. I
never was a doctor or a hypnotist, and I
could not have possibly put Thompson
tinder any influence, as he irrationally
stated. I have already said that I thought
things were queer at the Bartholin home,
and that is the reason I left there.
"I have a few thinsrs more to tell the
chief 6f police, but the public must waft
until the chief speaks. I saw Bartholin
kissing a woman in the house, but what
bearing that may have on the case I do
a Jt know."
Edwards was cross-exauined both by
Chief of Police O'Neil and Inspector
Hunt, but practically nothing new was
elicited. Edwards told in a straight for
ward manner what he remembered.of sus
picious actions about the Bartholin house,
of his fear that Mrs. Bartholin had been
murdered, and his fear for his own safetv
if he remained longer in the house. The
story was repeated of how he had- been
awakened by the howling of a cat, o'f how
he had seen Thompson leaning over his
bed one night, and how Thompson had
explained hia presence in Edwards' room
uy oajiiig ue l-uuuhc winiain JDaruioun
was sleeping there.
Edwards met Thompson today. The
men nodded, but said nothing.
With a jagged wound in the left temple
and physical evidence that she had been
strangled or smothered, the body of Mre.
Anne Bartholin was found buried beneath
the cellar floor of the house in which she
bad lived, at No. 43i0 Calumet avenue.
Coincident with the finding of the body
ther -police redoubled their efforts to find
fche-alissiug son. William Bartholin, who
is also suspected of the murder of Miss
Micnie Mitchell, whose body was found
inaracant lot at Seventy-fourth and
Slate streets. .
The body of Mrs. Bartholin was found
&y a party of newspapermen, after police
searched the house and had concluded
that if the woman had been murdered
her body was concealed somewhere away
from the residence. All the rooms of the
house had been ransacked, partitions torn
down, walls sounded, and the basement
and the premises searched.
Earlier in the day persons searching
in the basement found a place where the
cement floor seemed to have been dis
turbed. Digging there they found what
at first was supposed to be fragments of
a human hody. Later they became sat
isfied that a dog had been buried there.
A crowbar, apparently stained with
blood, and a hatchet, which bore dark
marks, were found in the basement, and
the searchers were unwilling to abandon
their task. Finally tonight some one
found a 6mall crevice in the cement floor
indicating that the cement had been dis
turbed and then skilfully patched.
The cement was quickly brokeu away
and then the diacers came on a bed of
white sand. Digging through this, they
came upon a dress skirt. This was drag
ged out, and other articles ot woman's
wear were found. When these had been
removed the body of the woman was
found. It was wrapped in a blanket and
practically was without clothing, there
being only a stocking on -the left foot
and a corset cover.around the chest. ,,
It is believed that Mrs Bartholin was
struck down either while disrobing for
the night or while dressing in the morn
A motive which may have led to the
! murder was revealed this morning when
Peter Vtn Vlissiugen, the real estate
man, who is the agent for the owner of
the mortgage on the Bartholin home, re
ported that he had written Mrs. Bartho
lin to appear at his office in regard to
some matters relating to the title of her
property. Mr. Van Vlissingen's princi
pal has a first mortgage on the property
for $1,500, while there is a second mort
gage of 550. That letter may have been
received by the son. Possibly, it has
been conjectured, the son had handled
financial matters for his mother in an un
satisfactory manner and fearing that the
summons of Mr. Van Vlissiugen meant
investigation, had decided upon desper
New York World: Roland B. Molin
eaux finished Saturday his sixth play.
Those who have been permitted to look
over the drama say it is a strong one.
Molineaux was overjoyed yesterday when
Lawyer George Gordon Battle called on
him iu the Tombs. Mr. Battle had just
returned from Europe. His first visit was
"I have just finished my sixth "play."
said Molineux to Battle, when he inquir
ed bow the prisoner htd been spending
the summer days.
Battle found Molineux very cheerful
and in excellent health and spirits. He
looks forward eagerly to the time when
he will be called upon again to stand trial
upon the charge of having killed by poi
son Mrs. Katherine J. Adams.
Molineux has had several offers from
theatrical managers who wish to produce
one of his plays. He has positively re
fused to part with any of his plays while
he is still in the Tombs. Molineux feels
he would be accused of notoriety if he
now sold any of this dramas. He is con
fident the second trial will result in his
The trial has been set for the first Mon
day in October, in the criminal branch of
the supreme court. Justice Barrett has
been assigned to that court, but the Jus
tice's health has been poor of late and a-
nother justice of the supreme court will
probably be assigned. Justice Scott may
be selected. .
Counsel for the defense have not yet
decided whether or not they will in time
putin a defense.
"It may not be necessary,'' said Mr.i
Battle yesterday. '"This trial will be en
tirely different from that before Recorder
Goff in general sessions.
Assistant District Attorney Osborn,
who has charge of the prosecution of Mo
lineux, is in Europe. He is expected back
before the end of this month. Deputy
Assistant District-Attorney Keyrani J. O
Connor and probably Mr. Garvan will as
sist Mr. Osborn in the preparation of the
prosecution's side of the case. Weeks &
Battle will again represent Molineuxv
They will be assisted by ex-Gov. Black
and ex-Di3trict-Attorney Olcottj
Muscatine, la., Aug. 17. The
dead body of Mr3. Jessie Tuman
was found tonight loo yards from
her home near here. Her husband,
unconscious and mortally wounded,
was found on thefloorin the house,
which showed signs of a desperate
struggle. Considerable money which
the couple are known to "have had
cannot be found, and Dan Williams,
who had lived with the Tumans for
the past two weeks, has disappear
ed. Williams is said to have come
Mrs. Tuman evidently had been
killed while fleeing from the house.
She had been brained with an axe,
which lay close to the body.
O wensboro, Ky., Aug. 16. The
agent of the American Express Co.
at Fordsville was robbed of $28;
ooo last night under peculiar cir
cumstances. J. W. Boatner,
who shipped the money to Fords
ville, is under arrest at Irvington,
and J. C. Schlltzbaum, the agent
of the company, is being held at
Falls of Rough.
Several days ago a man giving
his name as J. W. Boatner, of Mem
phis Tenn., appeared at the office
of the American Express Company
at Deanefield, five miles from Fordf
viile, and wanted to expre88 $2S,ooo
to the latter point. Boatner took
a receipt for it, and then the agent
remembered that he was allowed to
ship only $5ooo at one time, and
made him take thecash back. Boat
ner kept the money until last night
when it was sent to Fordsville by
express, where it arrived late last
night. The express agent it is said,
informed a number of people that
the money had arrived. It was not
put in the bank, as Mr. Boatner
sent word that he would be there
early this morning.
This morning Sohlitzbaum turn
ed up at Falls of Rough. He etat
ep that he was held up, robbed and
kidnaped during the night. IIu
first decided to e-tay at the depot all
night, but says h , finally got nerv
ous and started to the hotel, onlv
one square away. Between the two
places he was set upon and robbed
of the money by three men.
1 he express people and the ofli
cers believe the whole affair wa a
conspiracj' to defraud the Ameri
can Express Company out of $23,
The money was placed'in a pack
age and sealed in the express office
in this city and addrepssd to J. W.
Boatner, Fordsville. Bjatner was
present at the time, paying agent
Burch $i4 charges. After he left
the express office, he called up the
ageut at Fordsville over the tele
phone, staging that the money would
be out on the next Illinois Central
train, and that be would call for it
inat night, and to ie sure not to
pui it iu any bai k, but to place it
in a fate. Burcn, the agent here
knew nothing about the latter trans
action. Boatner did not call for
the rnoney, giving as-.an excuse that
he was drunk. Boatner has the
American Express Qonrpany's re
ceipt for $28)0. As soon as the
robnery wassknown to Agent Burch,
he at once called up Mr. Hogine,
the president, at St. Louis, who no
tified him to have Boatner arrested.
When arrested the money was' not
found in his possession. Boatner
refuses to give any history of bis
family record, other than he
came from South America, and that
his father gave him the $28,ooo
which he had won on horse races.
While here Boatner drank freely.
He is about 28 ypara old, and wore
glasses, a red neck-tie and low-cut
shoes. Hia hair was brown and his
mustache of darker hue. His gen
eral manner indicated that he was
well educated, and refined.
DISTRIBUTION) OF SEED.
Pelayed toy the Kailure to WotIc of
. Ibe Filling ana Sealing
f&'. aincLY-ary. ' i
Considerable delay is being occa
sioned in the congressional seed dis
tribution by the failure of the filling
and sealing machinery to work as it
was- expected to do. The invention is
a new one, and not jet in a state of
perfection, but it is thought that the
inventor, who spends his time in the
plant, will be able to have it in good
working order in the next few days. 1.
Just now the work of filling, sealing
and'- franking the bags is being done
by hand as rapidly as possible, and
some orders are being gotten out for
the localities in which planting first
occurs. . . ...
It is thought by the contractor that
the plant, which is conveniently lo
cated near the post office, will be in
full working order in the next fen' days
and that, even with the present delay
and the extra appropriation, the work
will be completed much more rapidly
than ever before.i
Some fear is entertained by some
congressmen lest Secretary Wilson's
test for germination is too high, and
that he is paying too much attention
to the scientific character of the sup
ply and thus materially retarding the
aisiriDution. liie congressmen frank
ly confess that it is the quantity and
speed of the distribution for which
they care more than for the quality,
and already they, are making uneasy
calls at the plant where the seeds are
being handled and to the seed division
pf the agricultural department.
When two furtive, lightly-garbed
figures stole back to their respective
beds, the sky was shivering towards
the dawn. As Amherst crept into his
bed, the next man to him moved, and
muttered in his sleep. "We beseech
Thee to hear us, Good Lord." He was
the second tenor in the choir, and had
been practicing some new music the
day before at the squeaking har
monium. "Amen," said Davy, fervently, as he.
drew the blanket over his head.
At the same moment the bugle rang
out "Reveille," clear as a bell reson
ant as the last trump each note ris
ing and falling on the still air. It was
echoed from cliff to cliff, from fort to
barracks, till the whole island rang
with the news that another day wa3
-And the 'gunners of 'Tigne-wpke- -.to
reluctant life, and. grumbled ;them-'
elves into uniform and pipe-clayed
helmets once again. But there was
gladness in two rough, honest heart,
for a shadow had rolled away with the
purple line of night-cloud into the sea.
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Notice to Creditors.
Notlre Is hereby civen to aU persons concern
ed ttiat the undurslBnedhasbeen duly appointed
admliiietiMtrix of tl.a et!iUe ol William Allon,
ilrcii'l, by ilie count y :ourt of llenton KtHie
of Oregon. All persons bavins claims against
ea.desslateof Wililan)MUm deceased, aiehi reby
required to present the dame with the proper
Touchers duly verified as by law required wltfc
lu six months lrom the date here f, to the un
dersigned at ha residence about " miles south
vest t Philomath. Oregon, or at the office of
E E Wilson. In Corvallis, Benton County
Datod: this August Oth, 19fi2.
Administratrix of theestate o William Al en
Boars the , The- Kind You Havs Always Pwsn
Guardians' Sale of Real Estate.
Notice is hereby given that the undersignad
assruordiau of the persons and estates of Sybil
G Walker and Aldwin K Walker, minors will on
Wednesday, the 27th day of August, 1902. at the
court house door, in the city of Coivallls, In
Benton coumty, Oregon, at the hour of 10 o'clock
in the foreuoouof said day. offer for sale and
sell at public auction to the highest bidder for
cash, free of Incumbrance all the right, title
and interest of said Sybil G Walker and Aldwiu
R Walker, in and to that certain real property
bounded and described as follows, towlt: Com
mencing at a point 12 chains east of the south
east corner of the northwest quarter of south
east quarter of section 20 township 11 south of
range 5 west of the Willamette meridian in the
county of Benton, an', state of Oregon; thence
east 25 chains, thence north to chains thence
west 25 chains, thence south 60 chains to place
or beginning, containing loo acres more or less.
Said sale Is made under and in pursuance of a
license and order of sale granted by the county
court of the state of Oregon for Multnomah
county on the 22nd day of July, 1902, in the
matter of the guardianship of said Sybil G
Walker and Aldwiu R Walker, said minors,
Dated this July 26, 1902'
Cob A E. Ford,
Guardian oi the persons and estates of Sybil G
Walker and Aldwiu K. Walker, minors:
Notice to Creditors.
Notice is hereby given to all persons concern
ed that the undersigned has been duly appoint
ed administrator of the estate of Jame3 Marvin
Applewhite, deceased Dy the county court of the
state ofO regon for Benton eounty, AU persons
having claims against said estate of James
Marvin Applewhite, deceased, are hereby re:
quired to present the same with the proper
vouchers, duly verified ;as by law required;
withiu sfx-months from the date hereof to the
undersigned at his law office in Corvallis, Ben
ton county. Oregon.
Dated this July 26ih, 1902.
Aciministratorof the estate of James Marvin
In the District Court of the United States for
the District of Oregon,
In the matter of John BI Osburn, bankrupt la
To the ci editors of the above named bank
rupt. Notice is herebv given that J O Wilson, trus
tee in the above entitled matter has filed his
flual account as such trustee and the said ac
count will be examined 2nd passed upon at the
office of the referee in Albany. Oregon, on Mon
day the 4th day of August A D, vf ii.
Also that at the same time and place a div
idend, and an only lndividend among the cred
itors of the above named bankrupt will be de
clared and paid,
Dated this 23rd of July a d, 1902.
Eeferee In Bankruptcy-
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