Louis Benedict 2

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Louis Benedict 2 - - is - a A TENOES E0MANCE HE MAY INHFEIT A...
- is - a A TENOES E0MANCE HE MAY INHFEIT A DOLLARS MILLION A Tivoli Actor Who Fonnd Mother in a Sensational Manner His A Tivoli Opera - house tenor may fall bojr to a round million of dollars at least he so expresses himself Miro de la Motta is the sweet singer who expects this wealth showered upon him There are many different stories about the matter matter however one being that it is a new substitute for the old stories of stolen diamonds that actors and actresses have worn threadbare in order to achieve fame But it is all based on a very romantic tale Miro de la Motta was rnised by the family family of W A Colling of Hartford Conn and until recently always supposed he was a son of Mr Collins Now ha claims TREE PUBLIC LIBRARY is of of he is the son of John de la Motta a wealthy Cuban Hebrew who died fn Philadelphia a few years ago and left an estate supposed to be valued at 1500000 The youaz man does certainly appear to have Hebrew blood in him mixed with that ot some dark race On attaining his majority about two years ago De la Motta went upon the stage as an opera singer In Apri 1892 he was performing performing in a Chicago theater and one night be was met by a woman at the entrance entrance to the theater who immediately embraced him and declared that he was her long - lost son She said she recognized recognized him on account of his perfect resemblance resemblance to her ex - husband and also be cause she felt for him a maternal affection j Finally the woman convinced the young is tenor of the truth of her assertion Her j story was as follows Vv hen she was about 17 or 18 years of age she aaid she was married to John de - la Motta in Philadelphia A son was born to them about a year after the mar - riage The union was not a happy one - and after two years of it John is de ia Motta deserted his wife taking in nis son with him The mother I never heard of the son again un - til she saw him in the Chicago theater i in the meantime she had been married j several times Louis Benedict the well - is i known minstrel was her first venture after De la Motta She was with him for several years from 1873 to - 1877 at least A singular coincidence is that Colonel Dun - - j can C Smith of the Tivoli chorus was a i memoer oi Benedict s minstrel com be pany at that time and knew Mrs de la Motta or Mrs Benedict When she came here with De la Motta Jr he had a talk about old times He remembered remembered her having told of giving birth to a son by De la Motta but Smith never saw a him - i The mother of the tenor did not get along harmoniously with Benedict who - Is now at Saratoga N Y She was after - I wards married to Silver Flint the noted Chicago baseball player After Mrs Flint as she has recently of i been known convinced De la Motta that I she was his mother she lived with him be and the couple have been most affection - i ate Mrs Flint was sickly however and it died in this city on the 11th instant Her - 1 mother resides at DecjturIlL and has been j in communication with De la Motta A life - insurance policy for several thousand ii dollars on Mrs Flint will go to the mother j It is claimed that De U Motta will fall i heir to 1000000 on his twenty - fifth birth - is day providing he does not marry before - j that time So far he - has received nothing i but an allowance to suitably educate him which was given him by Mr Collins and which the singer says Collins received from the senior De la Motta Work of Sneak Thieves Sneak thieves are becoming bolder every day Yesterday morning about 8 oclock a young man stole a coat and rest in front of a Kearny - strect clothing store and ran with it pursued by the proprietor ot the place Citizens caught the fleeing thief and started with him to tbe old City Hall Station where three of his comrades at tacked the men having the thief In charge and rescued him All managed to escape escape The four men are known and warrants warrants for their arrest are out - Bed white and blue registered trademark E Garnter Cos wtnes AH bars and groceries to it labors members Receiver signatures his their he bank There this mittee bers or the Sheehan Police crowd As however continued The front of depositors in a concern bard E resented im to Tbe a virtually dividend of will be Thursday The R H directorsdirectors before order charging embezzlement of set for suggested was not It so soon We venue prepare on both fixed Such the McDonald Graves Jenkins btzzling defendants McDonald demurrer Murphy ing that merit it call the alleged ordered placed oclock The general in facts constitute a demurrers indictment affording legal offense As to McDonald programme wrfet the venue based and defendant Irom and that showing murderer - Levy The yesterday Peoples prohibition bank The had no Attorney affirmative of batted General lie Is J C express aid people benefit W Professor P M fund elsewhere successive until to to master which forty free Ask claret

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  1. San Francisco Chronicle,
  2. 29 May 1894, Tue,
  3. Page 4

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