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22B YEAR tfO. 6,710.
WASHINGTON, D. C, SUNDAY, FEMIUAUY 0, 1800.
IMJK'E FIVE OIB NTS.
i ws or tiik out,ii in ntttisr.
Fust Washington Is seriously troubled by
0 KaiiR of burglars.
Itccordor Bruoo lias onterod upon tho dis
charges of his dntlos.
A xyndlcatu hai purolmsod Wor nicy's
Hotel, and bold the property at ?209,00).
Chief Clork McGinn of tho noalth Ofilco
Says that tho Rrlp Is a thlnjr of tho past.
Tiie cOrnor-stono of tho Oornnn Orphan
Asylum, on flood Hope IIIU, will bo laid this
rroilcrlckPlnkney, colorod, was sentenced
to three inonthi In jntl yesterday for killing
A row' has been railed In tho llureau of Eu
KiavliiRandt'rlntlngby tho appolntmentot
11 colored glib
Noi man Ward, tho Rovornmont steam ox
lert, will mako an oinmlnntlon of Score
tiivy Tiaey's houso, with a vlow to dotormln
InK w bcthor tho steam hotting arrangomeuts
liad anything to do with tho flro.
Dr. IloalPs trial will bo hold to-morrow.
The South Capital Street Drldgo Associa
tion yesterday appointed a commllloo to
wilt uponthe Secretary of War nnd prosont
iiiRiimontsIn favor of tho bridge.
Inspector Of Plumbing Robinson has ro
portcd to tho Commissioners In favor of the
bill lavorcd by tho Master Plumbers' Associ
ation, and ho advises that tho Government
buildings bo embraced In Its provision').
Arthur 81ms, an nndortakor, was chargod
In the Police Court yesterday with violating
the health regulations In burying throo In
fants undor a South Washington shanty. It
i claimed that ho stolo tho oolllns and gravo
clothes. Tho case was continued until
Captain Joseph W. Klngof Illinois has been
appointed superintendent of tho Pension
Tho majority and minority reports on the
liropoied node of rules for tho House liavo
lioen made public.
Jtaln leaked through the root of tho vaults
In tho Senate terrace yesterday and tendered
the clectrlc-llght dynamos uselosj.
Public hearings have beoulolosoi In the
House Committee on Territories on the bill
for tho admission of Idaho as a Btato.
Drunkenness and cruelty havo been
charged against Captain II. A. Hoaly of tho
revenue steamer Bear. Thoy will be Inves
tigated. The total amount of' bonds purchase! by
tlio Government from August3, 1637, to dato
is $2(9,143,100, effectleg a saving of $G0,
4!K,!K)3. The President Ji.3 approvod the not to prj
Vide ccrtlflcatesof honorablesorvlce to those
who have sorved In tho Navy or Marino Corps
and who bavo lost ttem
Household effects wbloh have been In pos
sesion of tho Importer for moro than ono
year, but which have not been In use during
that time, are exempt from duty
Postofllce Inspector Fleming has arrested
at Chicago Bavld O. Oallear, George E. Mo
l'adden, junior and senior; Annie Hums and
V. II. Marshall tor Improper uio of tho
Postmaster Duckworth of Slmra, da., has
complained to the Postofllce Department
that bo Is prevented by threats of violence
from taking his oHlcc. Ho hns been assured
In the case of Joseph Iiedfern, who wants
the Government to restoro to their former
condition tho buildings formerly used by the
Signal Bureau tho First Comptroller has de
cided that the claimant must go to Congre-ss
or tho couits for relief.
Congressman James Fholan has declared
Ids Intention of resigning. Sickness, he snys,
makes It Impossible for him to attend to his
Captain Hamilton of Baltlmoro will offer a
handsome plcco of sllvor as a special prize
at tho coming bench show of tho Maryland
In the examination of witnesses In tho fa
mous Navassa murder trial at Baltlmoro,
Charles W. Itoby gave a graphlo rocltulof
the attack mado on him in the mine.
A jury at MansfiolS, Ohio, has awarded
121,83) against tho New York, Erie and
"Western Hallway for injurlos sustained by
"W.B. Miller at Akron about two years ago.
The United States Supremo Court has
Issued an Injunction restraining tho Stato of
Minnesota from collecting taxos lovied in
that Stato on the Pullman Palace Car Com
pany. The Boaid of Drainage Commissioners of
Chicago havo passed an ordinance providing
forihe Immediate Issuoof gl.OOO.OOOIn twenty
yesr bonds. Steps will bo takon on tho part
of certain property owners to test tho legal
ity of the lssuo.
Captain Norman II. Tarquabar lof tho
"United States steamer Trenton has been
awarded a gold medal for bravery displayed
in rescuing tho officers and crew of tho Van
dalla at Apia In ISM.
The last of the famous Barlow collection
of books and manuscripts were disposed of
in New York yostcrday. The sales for tho
day aggregated $21,600, and for tho six day
I&VWJ. This was the largest sale of books
ever held in Amorica.
George W. Rich has been arrested at Chi
cago, charged with tho using of tho United
States malls for fraudulent purposes. Ho
was receiving SM a day on an average by ad
veitlsing. for young men to-address circulars
and getting them to advanco some money.
BECAUSE SHE IS BLACK.
Government Printers Will Not Have
Her for An Assistant.
BUREAU OF ENQIUVWG IN REVOLT.
Senator Hiscock Said to Have Helped Her
to tho Aprointment.
rrntirr rinoil l l'retty anil Intelll
c nt Secretary Wltiiloin Sny Olll
ilut Action Alny I!n Tnkun Seim
tor llutler DIsctisaM Die Mutter.
'I hero has been a heavy fall of snow In Fa
The failure of an operator has caused 1
ranlo in tho Paris oil markot.
Tho municipal authorities of Oporto will
subscribe to the fund for tho national do
fence, Dom Pedro's grandson, PrlnocIAugustus,
of Saxe-Coburg has been placed in a mad
house, Tho Influenza is said to prevail to an
ularmlng oxtont In tho rural districts of
Portugal may dissolve tho municipal coun
cil of Lisbon for encouraging tho Anti-British
Jlr. Gladstone has rofuted tho offer of
$30,000 a year by an American firm for every
thing bo, writes.
Tho Mexican Financier says that the con
Btvuctlon of a railroad from Matarnoras to
Monterey will soon bo begun,
Seuhor J. d'Andrado Corvode of tho Por
tuguese Council of Stato, has challenged
Glynn retro, the British Minister.
The Twelfth (Moxlcau) Infantry bavo met
the Yaqul Indiana and aro driving them
jiorthward. Aright Is expected hqurly.
Prince Ferdinand of Bulgaria has offered
ioabdtcato, but tho Mlalster will not allow
it, Meanwhile suspicion rolgns In SoQa,
The Lisbon Commercial Association has
expelled tho English members, complaining
of the treatment to which they were sub
jected. A movement Is eald to be on foot to In
rteasopassengcrand freight rates on Trans
Atlantic lines, owing to the Increase in tho
Vi Ice of coal.
Tho committee authorized by tbo Russian
Government has prepared a plan for the
through Slborlun railway to bo complotcd In
ten years. Tho total lougth Is to bo i,3"3
jullea and the total cii3t 250,000 roublos.
Jerome's new play, ' Now Lamps for Old,"
was produoea last night in London at Terry's
'i'hcati'o, It Is called a comedy, but its funis
farcical It was well received, and at the
cud there were warm oallsfor tho author,
Tho London TeUgrap sajs that the report
of tho Paraell Commission will vigorously
deal with the forgerlos, but will not oxonor
utePftrnell from a failure to soparato polltl
cat organizations f'om organizations tha
V'ero openly criminal.
Tlio Sect clary of the Treasury nnd
tlio Chief ot the Uurcaii of Kuvavlng
nnd Printing .110 destined to have a con
lltct with the Washington pltito printer".
Tlicnntagonlstic feeling of tho Intler
has been aroused by the appointment
on last Monday of a colored woman as
n plntc-priutcrs' assistant. TUoptlutcr
io whom she was assigned objected to
en ch association, aud his appeal to the
union was supported. A commlllco Of
the union appealed and instructed tho
printers to tefuto the assistance of the
new appointco, promising to protect thu
men from injur' resulting from such
The committee visited Secretary
Windom on Friday and laid the matter
bcfoie him, He claimed that tho ap
pointment wus made under Democratic
civil service regulations, and refused to
have the objectionable appointee trans
fened to other work. The committee
urged that Siuch labor had been hitherto
pciformcd by white women, .and that
the present circumstance was unjust to
the picscnt employes. Tho Secretary
gave them no satisfaction, and tho com
mittee determined to resort to wnrliko
measures, or at least more convincing
influence than committee appeals.
Objection to the new appointee was
also taken by the women employed in
tho bureau, and one of them visited tho
chief to remaik, "You'd bettor not put
that 'nigger' up here."
Yesterday tlicro were found to exist
two vacancies among the printers'
assistants and tho suggestion that cither
of the two platc-pvlnters should accept
the latest appointee met with prompt
refusal from both of them Messrs.
Fied. Johnson and Levy.
A h tlcry was resorted to as a means
of impattial assignment. The new as
hfctat.l drew the ballot representing
3lr. Johnson's press, and on the an
nouncement of the result that gentle
11 an tciideii'it his resignation. The
Chief refused in accept this, prefciring
to dismiss Johnson from the force.
Jlr. Levy was then tendered, and he,
too, handed in his resignation. Tho
matter, as they Bay on Capitol Hill,
then "went over until Monday," when
Mr. Levy will piobably be formally dis
missed. A visit to tho printing rooms at tho
llureau ot Engraving and Printing by
a Ciiitic reporter showed tho girl wait
ing, Micawber like, for "something to
turn up." She is abright-coloied, good
looking mulatto, very well educated
and di esses better than the majoiity of
the hard-working white girls of the
llureau. Her name is Francos Flood,
and she delights in being known famil
ial ly n- "Frank." Sho is fiom tho
State of New York, and is said to havo
received her appointment at the in
stance of Senator Hiscock. Tho salary
of a plato-priutcr's assistant is $1.23
A prominent plate printer said to Tun
CuiTio man: "Wc did not call tho
meeting for the purpose of drawing tho
color line. We have bceu considering
the promiscuous appointments of our
assistants without our consent for some
time. It is claimed that the woman
Flood passed a civil service examina
tion and is entitled by law to work
somewhere; that there is no other
vacancy, and therefore she must be al
lowed to work as a printer's assistant.
"Ourmeoting last night," tho same
man said, "was not for the purposo of
objecting to the coloicd woman, but to
appoint n committee to draft a motcst
against the promiscuous appointment
of plate-printers' layers and to take
certain other action which I am not at
libcilyto make public."
Another employe said every pinto
pintcr in the employment of tho Gov
ernment would walk out if the" authori
ties insisted upon having Frank Flpod
Senator Hiscock was asked by a
CitiTic man if ho had anything to
say about tho matter, to which ho re
plied: "No, I beliovo there is nothing
1 caro to say." Then, after reflecting
a moment, tho Senator added: "You
can say that I simply know nothing
Captain Meredith, referring to the
subject, said: "I was surprised to see
it slated in tho paper that Senator Ills
cock had anything to do with tho mat
ter. Tho young girl was certified to
mo by tbo Civil Sorvlco Commission,
and sho was in New York whon sho re
eelved tho notice of her appointment.
I had novcr seen her and know
nothing about her or her color
until sho tcported for duty. She parsed
the civil sorvlco examination, and I
assigned her to work lit tho Tlureau, hi
compliance with law and with my duty,
just as I had assigned scores of others.
I could not act otherwise. Sho was
placed as au assistant ton plate-printer,
who refused to work with her. I was
thcreforo compollcd to recommend
hls'dischargo, Tho plate-printers then
piotcsted, I boliovo that is tho wholo
case In a nutshell."
"What Is sho doing now?"
"Sho Is waiting for another vacancy.
When it occurs I will asblgn her again."
"What if tho next plate printer you
assign her to assist refuses also to work
"Then I will bo compelled to rccouv
mend his discharge, too."
Secretary Windom, when asked" if ho
had heard of a tin eateued revolt among
the plate-printers in tho Bureau of En-
graving aud Printing, replied: "I havo
heard of some dissatisfaction." When
asked ICthcic would be any nOlrlal ac
tion taken ho said: "Thai will depend
Ho was then interrogated as lo
whether ornot It wosunvmiil lo appoint
colored persons In the plate-printers'
division of that bureau, lo which ho
answered: "They arc appointed under
civil scrvtco rules. I don't know t'sat
any have been hetctoforo assigned for
thatwoik. I do not believe any other
statements me necessary or Important
rirnnlor Chandler was seen by Tin:
CitniC man, but would not talk on the
"Senator lluller said he had paid tho
matter no attention. In fact," said he,
"I don't know anything about tho cir
cumstances of this Individual case. The
impression has got out that lam un
friendly to the negro nnd wnnt to send
him to Africa. Now, I don't
want lo do anything of tho soil,
nad thcic is nothing of the kind
in.my bill. I do not dislike the negro
at nil, (uite tho contrary. Tho purposo
of my bill was to relieve the congostiou
in'certain portions or the South and not
to deport tho negro Deport, means to
take out to take away from the coun
try, nnd such was not the intcntton of
my bill. The Southern-people hove no
more piejudice against tho colored raco
than peoplo In the Noith. That, I think
I clearly demonstrated long ago.
"As to expressing an opinion-regarding
the case in tho Engraving llureau,
lam scarcely competent to do so intelli
gently because I don't know the wo
man and I don't know tho man who
was discharged on her account. There
arc a great many persons who linve
been crying and voting for tho
political equality of the two races.
They havo got it now and should not
complain. These coloicd people are
our political equals and they demand
these offices, nnd, under existing con
ditions, they have a light to them. I
believe their appointment is nothing
new. They are sprinkled plentifully
through all tho Departments of the
''I do not favor tho appointment of
negroes to West Point and Annapolis,
because 11 places them in 11 false posi
tion a position in whlcli, justice is not
and cannot be done the negro himself.
This applies also to many other posi
tions into which he is tin ust. There are
some places even beyond or
higher than seivants; in which, I think,
ncgiocs do very well; but I will say
frankly that I am not iu favor of placing
th cm in positions where they como into
contact with whites, against the will of
the latter, because, as I stated before,
it is not for tho best interests ot either
whites or blacks."
"Then you do not favor tho appoint
ment of colored persons in tho Depart
ments?" "I am not in favor of placiug them in
positions where they aie among whites
as equals. I don't think.lt is good for
either race, and especially for tho negro,
as! havo already-said.''
Theicwero many expressions of in
dignation among coloicd people of the
city last night who read the story in
The Grant 1 "when thoy heard of the
piinteis' action, though there was
much surprise expressed when Frances
Flood iccelvcd her appointment. -
"It is about as haul," said a prom
inent colored man last night, "for a
camel to go through the eye of a needle
as it is for one of my race to attain a
good position in the Bureau of Engrav
ing and Printing. Our surprise when
it was learned that Miss Flood
had iccelvcd an appointment un
der Mr. Meredith was not
as i gieat as that which was caused by
the fact that Senator Hiscock had
urged her appointment. He and "Sena
tor Ingalls bear tho reputation among
the colored people of novcr having as
sisted ono of their number to a position
under the Government.
Another coloted man, in speaking of
tho row which has been caused by
Frances Flood's appointment, said:
"This will give us a chance to sec how
much Senator Hiscock cares about col
ored people. If he Is in earnest about
having his appointee retain her position,
slie will hold it against all tho opposi
tion which may bo brought against her."
THE EMPEROR'S ROIIBMB
England, France, Switzerland and
Belgium Involve in It.
WILLIAM'S SOCIALlSriO PROPOSITIONS
Bills for tho Reich3tag to Bo Proparod
by a Special Commission,
In Vtlileh Wnrldngmcu nmt Umiiliircr
Will lo Kqnnlly Krireenlo(l Ills
iiinrck'n Dcminrtntliinit ol Itnillcal
Jiloii Do Not i:nct tlio Kulnnr.
against tho Lottery hill, while 1,873
others Indotscd It. Tho Lottery bill
did not leach Its Second reading
nnd was not referred, which delay looks
llko weakening. There arc not two
thirds for It in the House, and Senator
Wlnshlp, the leader of tho opposition,
claims thtce accessions to the Senate
mluoiity, ranking Uovcn in that body,
sufficient lo defeat Its passage over the
l-I.ATr'S SUIT DISMISSKI).
Ilo Wanted u Kobbor lOnmloje to ainke
Ciuc.UtO, Feb. -8. Judge Gresham
to-day dismissed tho Suit of Thomas
Piatt, president of the United States
Express Company, against Herman B.
Chapman for $11,000. Chapman was
employed by the oxprcss compauy ut
Ottawa, 111., and In tho courso of his
duties camo into possession of a pack
age containing $14,000 in currency.
Before Chapman had; delivered tho
money to the consiguee he says ho was
held up and robbed. Chapman was
made a defendaut in a suit for $14,000,
brought by tho express compauy.
Judgment was rendered for the plain
tiff and Chapman was lodged in jail,
lie secured his release finally on a tech
nicality. In the meantime his lawyer had ap
pealed to tlio United States Supremo
Court which 1 averted tho decision of
the Federal Court and remanded tho
Chapman has pending In tho State
courts a heavy suit for damages against
tho express company and its olllcors
for false urrcst and Imprisonment.
New York Hrotlierhood'a Uroumla,
Nuw Yohk, Fob. 8, .Tho directors
ot tho New York Players' League Club
to-day awarded contracts for tho build
ing of tho grand-stand, fencing and
grading of tho now grounds, Tho con
tractor will go lo work Immediately,
and tho grounds will bo got ready for
the opening in Apill.
Tbo red and lihlto Bordeaux aud llur
gundy wlucs shipped by J. Calve t it Co.,
(or which the Schoonmakor Co. and other
lending dealers sro agents, are highly com
mended by conuoUsouw everywhere. Try
them aud judgo fofyourwlf.
Copyright liy Neir York Associated ricn.1
Ilr.UMK, Feb. 8, Opinion incllucs to
the view that the Emperor's Socialistic
propositions will never lead to any
piactlcal result and the more closely
thciesciipls ate examined tho more the
It Is nlicady recognled as altogether
Improbable Unit the Kuropcan powers,
If eyer Invitid, will assent lo take part
In such an international conference as
that upon which thu Kmperor addresses
Bismarck in his 111 st rescript. England,
France, Belgium nnd Switzerland arc
named by tho limperor as involved In
his scheme, but this use of the names
of those States has been made without
any understanding with any of them.
A (-pcciol commission will be con
vened heto to prepare bills for the next
ltclehstng. This is to he composed In
equal ports of woikingmcu and em
ployers. Stumni, who is next to Krupn, is the
largest employer of labor in Ithineland,
Is likely to preside over this commis
sion, Its projects will be examined by
i'nc council 6f state "before they are
submitted to tholteichstng.
The Council of State is not a body
that possesses- in any degree tho conll
ddnco and good will of the populace,
and workiugmen murmur at the notion
lhatitis first to sit in judgment upon
the laws that are to initiate their new
Utopiu. It is said, theiefore, that the
Emperor will reorganize this body.
It is now composed of eighty mem
beis, fifty of whom aie ofllcials or gen
ends, and theiu-aio only eight men in
it, of whom Miguel is one, who havo
any knowledge of industrial subjects.
ThoEmpeior ptoposcs to appoint on
this body a certain number of working
men to assist in these deliberations.
Tho effect of the decrees upon the
decimal canvas, is that they actually
Und to help the Socialist party. This
i n &ui prise, because at the first moment
it did not look that way. Indeed the
theory that the decrees wore played as
a gieat stioko in the same for vole3
stcincd to bo confirmed by the stagger
ing effect they had nt tho first moment
upon the Socialist propaganda, for Ihey
seemed to make Socialism Itself unneces
sary. lint Iho sober second thought is lo
tlio effect that tho decrees aie an im
perial iccognition that socialism . is
right and wise. Hence the Socialists
accept tho Emperor's decrees as tho
monument of their victory over tho
Chancellor, whoso repeated denuncia
tions of their ideas as purely chimerical
aie now forcibly quoted acalnst ltim.
A'ollmar, speaking at Munich, said
that the parly hailed with rojoicing tho
piospect of improvement and progicss
revealed by tho Emperoi's altitude, but
insisted upon the necessity that Social
ists must closo up their ranks in order
to make sure the realization of the Em
It Is announced that the "New Heich
stae; would achieve the long-pending
unification of tho civil code, and thus
make tho law of the land accessible
nnd intelligible to all men, that It would
reform the finances of the cmplioand
intioduco a system and n scheme for
the extinction of thu national debt.
He piophesled that the electors
would return a majority composed of
men earnestly deshous of real work
and determined in the loyal support of
thu Government. His address has re
vived the drooping spirits of tho Na
tional Liberals in the Rciclislnud. In
that part of tho cmpiie the ceaseless
immigration of Germnus, supplanting
the Fiench, is notably affecting the
electorate and some former deputies,
radical opponents of annexation, havo
refused to stand.
Minister Fhelps and his wife wcte
Invited to dinner by I'liucu Uismarck
to make tho acquaintance of tho family
and drink a glass of Rhenish wine over
the settlement of tho Samoan troubles.
The dinner hour was an early one and
the only person present exclusive of the
family was Dr. Schweninger.
After dinner they adjourned to tho
library and tho Chancellor lighted his
long pipe and sent for some whisky.
Ho said It was n recent gift from a
friend iu tho United States. Thus glo
riously equipped for a social bout, tho
Chancellor proposed and all drank tho
health of tho I'icsldent of the United
HER DYING MOMENTS.
Mrs. Tracy's Last Hours Described
for the First Time.
MRS. RIIEEM TELLS THE TRAGIC STORY
Comment In Wiiahlngtoti.
The announcement of tho passage by
"ono branch of the North Dakota Legisla
ture of a bill chattering nnd legalizing a
Iottciyinllmt State, has attracted much
attention in ofllclal circles, In view es
pcciully of telegraphic advices that this
legiMiillvc r.ction is in behalf of a
branch of the Louisiana Lottery Com
pany, against which tho United States
l'ostolllco Department and tlio Depart
ment of Justice have been waging a
contest for many ycais.
At the White House it is intimated
that reports havu reached the President
that persons who had been appointed
to office, or were candidates for ap
pointment, wcie piomoling this legis
lation, and it was added that, should
this prove to bo the cac, it would likely
niovc fatal to them.
Postmaster-General Wanatunker said
with reference to this subject: "As
Postmastcr-Gcneial, I cannot bo Inter
viewed upon the subject of legislation
enacted or proposcdTiy auy State, ex
cept to express my legict that the malls
or any of tho machinery or tho Govern
ment should be used to any extent In
any part of the country for tho
furtherance of loltay schemes.
If this kind of legislation is to suc
ceed, Congress must be invoked to
enact laws lo suppress this iniquitous
"I was astonished beyond measure,"
said Attorney-General Miller, "to hear
that any bill of that kind had gone
through ono bianch of the North
Dakota Legislature I had hoped
and believed that tho day for
the -chaitciing of new lotteries
had gone by. That the Louisiana State
Lottery, for instance, is 11 great public
evil, I think is generally conceded, and
1 as little expected the Legislature of
North Dakota to sanction u lottery as
that the Legislature of Massachusetts
would legalize polygamy."
Full Possession of Every
After the Terriblo Fall.
Slie tfrcril Unr AttmiriitntH lo I.nvn
Ilnr and Itc-cne Her llimlinml ami
I)mmliter Knew That Ilimth IVni
evening the Republicans .submitted to
Iho Democrats n counter proposi
tion asking that thu Republicans
bo given the Speakership and
Iho Democrats two-thirds of
the minor olllces, the Republicins to
take the first choice of the committees,
tho Democrats tlio next two and th it
Ihc remainder bo equally divided. Tlio
other provisions are about tho same as
the Democratic proposition. The mat
ter will be discussed pilv.itely lielveon
now and Monday and oauctwes will
likely reach nn agieeiiiont before ses
sion Monday afternoon.
A 1IIO FIOUT IHIKWIKU.
AjnerlcHii JVilerulion of l.nlior Pre
imrlnc for thu Mn) Itattlo.
Nr,v Yoiik, Fob. 8. Tlio Execultve
Council of the Ameilcan Federation of
Labor met loday at their hall, No. 21
Clinton'place, to make preparations for
the inauguration of the eight-hour
working day on May 1. A large mini
her excommunications from nlllllnted
Digitizations wcie icad, allot which
gnc asnuanccs that stiikcs would bo
sudcicd unless the eight-hour syi-tcm
It was said that the financial condition
of the Federation weic such that it
-'.'d maintain the stand to bo taken to
a successful termination. The decision
onwhich omani.ation shall take tho In
itiative was deferred until nev.t month.
Vice-l'iosidcnt Martin favmed desig
nating the iron industry for this pur
pose aud selecting Pittsburg as the enn
tiid point, while I'icsldent Gompors
thought that the iiist sliiko should bo
anions tho membeis of the
lindes organizations in this city,
1151SH r.UAfilJll I'UNIIS.
FIGHTING TUF. r.OTl'KKY.
Dcrcutlnc tlio Coinpanj'8 Scheme to
i:nter Iorth Diiltotu.
Minneapolis. Minx., Feb. 8. Tho
Journal' Grand Forks, N. D., special
says: A message ha3 just been received
by Chief Justice Corlcss from Senator
Wlnshlp at Uismarck, saying: "Tho
lottciy schemo will bo defeated, and
you can bet on It." Tho excitement Is
running very high on this issue,
Tho Journal Bismarck, N, D
special says: A member of tho Douse
Bays twenty members of that body havo
agreed to sustain the Governor's veto of
tho Lottery bill when It comes up. It
will tako twenty-ono votes to defeat
Its passage over a veto. Tho oppo
nents of tho Lottery bill think it will
surely ho killed cither bcfoio or after a
veto, while It's friends aro very confi
dent of winning. Fublle meetings aro
being held all over tho State to consider
St. Paul, Minn., Feb. 8. A Pionetr
JY Blsmark, N. 1)., special says:
"This was petition day In tho House,
nnd l,4St persons presented petitions
1'renlitent I'ltzjreraHl AilUiesson
Lincoln, Ni:n., Feb. 8. President
Fitzgeiald of the Irish National League
to-day issued an address to that organ
ization iu which, after quoting edi
torials from thu Chicago Times and
Herald ridiculing the appeals of the
league for funds, he says:
"Wo rely upon your manhood, your
devotion, your common sense not to he
misled by Salisbury's reptile press; his
subsidized Irish writeis, and those
strong petrels of faction, who arc now
tiying to demoralize you. Rust
assured that Lhc ignominious defe.it of
the London Times will bo the fate of its
puny imitators on this side of the. At
lantic," President Fitzgerald then
makes a strong appeal for funds
to assist tlio Irish tenants of
Louth, Cork, Tippernry aud other
counties, who have determined
to leave their holdings in order that
the efvtates liinj' present a valuation ap
pioximato to their real wqrth according
to existing agricultural prices where
they aro sold under a peasant proprlc'
torship law Instead of bringing their pro
prietors an exhorbitant flguro based
upon the showing of such rent rolls.
Ho concludes by summoning tho
national executive committee of tho
League to meet at St. Louis on Wednes
day, April 10, 1800.
Conlltlence in Lenox IIUI Hunk.
New Yohk, Feb, 8. Tho Lenox
Hill Bank reopened at 10 o'clock this
morning. As soon as thu doors swung
back a crowd of about 100 depositors
rushed In. Tho majority of them
sought to draw money, but there wcro
several who mado deposits.
Fnnz "Wants the Fuss to Stoji,
Louisville, Feb. 8. A special to tho
C'oinfr-.oiiriioZ gives an Interview with
Fanz, tlio man who was Ill-treatod at Aber
deen, Miss., for lowering an cfuy of Sec
retary Proctor. Ho says that ho had no
thought of lowering It. Uo scos no reason
for tlio fuss that has been made, and
doesn't caro for Federal Interiontlou,
Medical Director Hudson, at tlio M.iro
Island Navy-Yard, U dead.
Major IliiRlies, organizor of tho Iltieby
Colony, aud who served with distinction
during tha Ci lmcanwar, died at Asbury I'ark
Iton, Trlmus Jones, who for a number ot
years ha sold the first bale of cotton every
season In tha South, died at Atlauta yestor
day. Ho was alto a. member of tlia Legisla
ture. Hugh V. Ilughos, tho tlate klnj! ot Troy,
N.Y., died early yesterday morning, no
camo from Wales when a niero boy and built
unantmmomse business as well, as n large
Some Interesting details of Mrs
Ti. try's dying moments are related by
Mrs. lihccm, In whofo house 011 Seven
Uenlh sttcet, nt the rear of the Tracy
mansion, the Secretary and his wife
were first cniried on tho morning of the
flic. According to Mrs. Hhecmhcrnltcn
lion fiom household affairs was fhslat
traded by the sound of picicing screams,
and tunning oul the back door the
sight which greeted her was that of
Mrs. Tracy hanging by her bauds from
the wlndow-lcdgo while on the roof of
the back building wildly gesticulating
and calling for help was the cook.
Mr. liuccni by this time had rushed
out theback door to join his wife, and
with the aid of a man who appeared in
the alley-way climbed to the top
or tho brick wall surround
ing Judge Cox's gniden, as that
of Iho Secretary was covered with a
picpaiutlon of moitar and broken
bottles. At the moment when he suc
ceeded iu climbing down into tho gar
den, with Iho idea of rushing up the
back stairway and rescuing Mrs. Tracy
from her perilous position, she let go
her hold nnd fell to tho area. Strangely
enough, the only outward sign of (lis
figureincnl from tho fall was nbiuiso
on one heel caused by striking it against
a bov which stood near ono (if the win
dows in the mca.
With tho aid of tho butler
Mr. Jthecm succeeded in raising her
and carried her through the gateway
into his own kitchen, and from there to
the dining-room, where Mrs, lihccm
by this time had hi ought a plentiful
supply ot comfoits and pillows for the
lounge on which Mrs. Tracy w.is placed
and lemaincd for the brief hour during
which she continued to biciithe. Dr.
Wm. Muy wasthcflrst physician lo ar
rive in icsponsc to a summons and re
mained by her side until themommt
of her death.
Mrs. Tracy appeared in thu full pos
session of every faculty and perfectly
cognizant of her surroundings, for the
first words after she was placed on the
loungo was an anxious qucrry regardiug
tho safety of the house in which she
then was. Upon receiving a satisfactory
answer she urged huratlendants to leave
her without delay and aid In tho rescue
of her husband and daughter about
whom she continued to ask at
intervals to the very last. To
think of her beautiful houso all on
fire," she murmured, and then lookliig
at the Doctor, said: "I shall die. 1 have
hurt myself internally. I think my
back is biokcn, but I have no pain."
Then, a moment later, overhearing
someone iu the room icuinrk that if she
had held on a few moments longer and
not lumped she could have been res
cued in safety, she quickly opened her
eyes, and, looking at the speaker, said:
"1 did not jump. I full."
At this moment Mrs. IMieeiu's sister,
a pleasant-faced old lady, entered the
dining-room and told the Doctor that a
bed wns In readiness as soon as he
wished to movchls patient upstairs, and
the Doctor, leaning over, prepared to
lift her in his arms for that purpose.
"No, no; do not move me. I could
not bear It. I havo no pain, but I know
that I shall die. I told you I was hurt
internally," she said, with a faint
smile, as the blood slowly trickled from
Now and then, as though to herself,
Mrs. Tracy ejaculated, "My God! my
Godl" then, rousing up, would ask
again for her husband or childicn.
When President Harrison entered tho
room she recognized him, and, holding
out her hand, called him by the formal
title, "Mr. Pie-iiilcnt," to which she
had been always accustomed on all
When the Scaetary was brought
thiough tho back gate of his own prem
ises into the l.hecm's kitchen his
groans wcie so loud that it was feared
they would agitato thu dying woman,
but, though someone hastily closed tllC
door of the passage leading to tho
kitchen, she seemed wholly unconscious
of the sound, or of her husband's prox
imity, and, save for ono last Inquiry
after her beloved ones, neither moved
nor tpoke again.
Secretary Tracy drove out with his
son and the Piesldent for a short tlmo
yostcrday, as even tho slight change in
spite of the dcpicssing weather was a
wokomo after the harrowing
morning he had spent. Mr,
Frank Tracy Is authority for
tho statement that the Secretary will
resume his ofllcial duties at the Depart
ment to-morrow and n few days there
after will leave the city for a brief
Southern trip. Nothing very definite
has yet been decided in regard to tho
destination or length of tho journey.
A Toiinc Clilciiuo Mini Sliihlieil liy IIU
Chic.uki, Feb. 8 A sensational af
fray occiii red this evening on Clark
street In fionl of the Chicago Opera
Home, between two young men,
W. I'. Seidell and his brother-in-law,
J. II. Wing. A dlvoico suit has em
blttercd the pair and they were ex
citingly discussing the matter when
Wing dirw a knife and ripped a
three-inch gash in .Seidell's throat,
then made a lunge at Seldcn's
back, Inflicting 11 dangerous
wound. Tho scene caused gieat ox
cilement on the sttcet. Wing sprang
at his victim and made u dcspuinlc ef
foit to cut his tlnoat. Thau was a
brief stiuggle, and this saved Seldcn's
life, as Wing could uso his knlfo only
once more befoic be was seized by the
bystandcisand held until the arrival of
an officer. The street was filled with
people on their way to the theatre, and
thu bloody act they witnessed caused
several ladles to faint. Seldcn may pos
MU. TRACY'S GRATITUDK
He Meets the Men ho Rescue I Him
THEY TELL HIM THE SAD DETAILS.
President Harrison Sends Hi3 Carriags
for Chief Engineer ParrU.
Iiulilcntu of tlio Fire ltnrnlleil by tlm
.Scrretnry, Who In Aflocllnc Word,
'llinnkn (tin Ciller, IIU Alliit,
Hmr Wrlclit, ami Oltlcnr Cuttnll.
KANSAS CITY'S TKARIIIIV,
l.'riuln FIimIIu, KIIIk ITIvhUi llclmllve
KanhsCitv, Mo., Feb. 8. Ddwin
Findlay shot and killed Joseph Carr
late this aftcinoou. Edwin Findlay is
a politician, and one of thu best-known
sporting men in the West. Joseph
Carr wns a private detective whom
Findlay long ago discovered dogging
Findlay caused his arrest on a charge
of attempted rohbeiy, as Carr stopped
him on the stiect l 1 o'clock In the
morniuc and acted suspiciously. It
tinned out, however, that Carr had been
hired by Findlay's wife to shadow him
and report to hei his misconduct.
Since that time Findlay and Carr have
looked upon each other with suspicion,
and Ciiir, it Is alleged, has often
threatened Findlay's life.
Their iclations became still more un
pleasant when Findlay accused Carr
of having a iclation with his (Findlay's)
wife. The two men met face to face
this nftetnoon at the corner of Third
Elicctand Grand avenue. Kye-witnesses
saw them exchange a few nngiy words,
and then Findlay drew his icvolvcr
and fired six shots into the detective's
brdy. Carr died almost instantly.
Findlay wns auestcil, nrraigncd before
Justice Woithcr and committed with-
A 1'ntlll i:)ilihlon lit Ml. I'iiiiI.
St. Pai'i,, Minx., Feb 8. At 0
o'clock this evening an explosion in
the washing und honing 100m of tho
coal oil dcpeii'iicnt of one of the build
ings of the St. Paul tias I debt Com-
nanv, lcsultinc m the dealii ot Dan
iel Desmond and thu
of Mai tin Cm inn, Chris Conley,
Michael Mnboiicy and J. Simmons.
The force of thu explosion was terrific,
tho buildings for four blocks being
shaken by it, tlio building itself
wiccked, and the repoit of the ex
plosion heaid for miles mvay. Just
what caused the explosion is not
known. The iujuied weie taken to the
nearest hospital, wheio their injuries
Ceuoriil Mieriunn Cclelir.Ki's.
Ni:w Yoiiif.Feb. 8. General William
T. Sherman celebrated the 70lh anni
versary of his birthday this evening at
his home, No. ?."i West Seventy-fust
street, by cntei mining at dinner Senator
John Shennon, Chauncey M. Depew,
General Thomas Kwing.General Wager
Svayne, Joseph II. Choatc, Colonel
J. M. Wilson, superintendent of West
Point; Mayor Grant, Mayor Cliapin of
Drooklyn, Augustin Daly, J. W.
Plnchot, Logan C. Murray and John J.
Knox. General Sheimnn was In the
best of health and spirits. Dining tho
day he received numerous dispatches
and letters containing the congiatula
tions of his friends.
Oooil l'rospectii Thut n Vrlemlly Siit
th'lnont Will be llciioluol.
Di:s Moixks, Iowa, Feb. 8. There
were eighteen pairs In the Houso this
afternoon, After taklug bix ballots
Iho House adjourned till 2:30 Monday.
Tho Democrats to-day submitted a
proposition to tho liepublicans. Tlio
Democrats ask tho Speaker and give to
tho Hopublicans two thirds of all of tho
other offices. Thoy give tho liepubli
cans the flist cholco of three commit
tees, but stipulate that they shall not
choose both tho judiciary and tho sup
pression of intcmpcraucc.
The proposition contains tho provis
ions, tho main ones, as above given,
and tho icmnlndcr providing for tho
settlement of tho minor matters. This
A IIoIIrIous Deirep.
H10 JANEiun, Feb. 8. The texi of a
decree for tho separation of Chinch and
State in llio do Jnnloro has been made
public. Accoiding to it all religious
denominations havo equal liberty of
worship. This libeity embraces indi
viduals in their individual acts, and
also chinches, associations and insti
stutes. The legal capacity of the
Church and icliglous denominations to
acquiic and hold pioperty Is still main
tained. The Federal Government will
maintain tho salaries now paid Iho
priests and othor functionaries, and for
ono year will continue to give State aid
l"lii Iliinilri'il Imlliiti Children ltcjoluu.
Caiiusix, Pa., Feb. 8. Fully 501)
Indian childicn participated In the an
nlversary of tho signing of tho "Indian
Land and Soveialty bill," held at tho
Government tinlnlng school here to
day. Speeches wcro made by promi
NOTES OF THE STORM.
the wind blow with terrific force along
the New Jersey coast yesterday, tearing
down chimneys and uprooting trees.
'the blufl of Oeonu avenue, I.ongUraueh,
N. J,, was badly cut out by tho waves,
caused by yesterday's big wind.
Tho storm prostrated many telegraph
poles iu Pennsylvania.
Tho rain was succeeded by a heavy snow
storm at Pittsburg.
The high wind aided tho rainfall In back
log the water up Iu llaltimore Harbor uuttl
It overflowed Light street and I'ratt Street
Wharves. Two buoys la the river wero car
ried way and many vessels r overdue.
Fot the first timu since the triglr
dents of Monday morning Secretary
Tracy bieakfnstcd nt the table yester
day.' He met I'icsldent und Mrs Har
rldoti in the White House yesterday
mottling and together they talked over
events of the past week.
Tho President lehcarsed for the
Pecretniy the sloty of the lire, and Mr.
Tracy expressed n dcsiic to meet the
men who had saved his own life and
tried to biavcly to save the lives of hi.s
wife and daughter. Ho said that ho
would like to hear the delalN
fiom lhc lips of the partlcl
pants, mid so the I'icsldent sent
bis carriage down lo the District
buildings, and Invited Chief ParrU,
his assistant, Henry Wright, and Po
liceman Cntttll to drive lo tlio White
Houc. They drove up and met tho
President mid his Scoielnry of the Navy
inlholattcr's private room. Mr. Tracy
seemed to be utterly prostiated when
the men who been such active partici
pants in the the wcicintioducrd, but iu
covered himself and asked that thoy
Chief Parrls was the spokesman or
the trio of brave fellows. With grcit
earnestness nnd in the most graphic
manner bo told of the bnttlo with tho
Haines; of bis discovery" of tho Secretary
iu his room, nnd of his lcscue.
Just nt this point, the Secretary inter
niptcd him and seemed to recall some
unpublished incidents of the file. Ho
taid that he was first awakened by his
wife, but even then was In 11 seuil
unconsclous condition, and it win
with gieat difficulty that be wa
aroused. His Idea, was to- drc
himself immediately" and hasten
downstaiis. Asainst the solicitation'
of his wife he did this nnd got on his
underclothing, but the MnokoQVCicanio
him just as ho got his trousers
"His wife, who had lemaincd with
him until this time, protesting nil the
tune vehemently, uiged him toward this
window Itecovcring himself he made
his way toward thu window, followed
by his wife. He threw open the sash
aud togethar they stood with the cool
air blowing in their faces. Then ho
stepped back to get his coat and tho
dense smoke oveipoweicd him. Ho
fell to the H001 just as his wife took her
wild and fatal leap from the window.
He never saw her again alive.
Chief l'arrls continued hN narrative"
to the iutcicstcd listeners. Uotnld thu
Secretary the stoiy of how ho had run
into the room of his daughter and found
her lying prone upon the Moor, uncon
scious he had at thu times
thoucht. lint dead as he alter-
in jury I wards discovered. At this point
ol the story Sccietary Tracy was over
come and buried his face in his hands,
and theiu was not a diy eye in the room.
The I'icsldent wns much affected and .
put his hand on the shoulder of the
Secictnry, muimuring comfoiting
words in his car.
The French maid, Joephinu Mmel.
was not forgotten and in n few brief
winds her fate wns told. The Sccretaiy
c.xpicssed Kicat sorrow and asked about
the clicumslanccs of her death and
funcial. He was especially interested
when Officer Cnltcll told the cffoitssho
had made in tiying to reach thu rooms
occupied by the family.
The interview with tho Secretary
lasted over an hour, nnd when the me-11
had risen to say good-bye tho Sccietary
grasped them each by the hand and
said: "Gentlemen, I qwo you a debt
of gratitude which I can never repay.
I owe my life to you, and I will never
forget tlio bravo follows, who came to
The President also spoke in the higlr
est terms of Chief Pauls and the depart
ment. The Secretary and President
will call on Mrs. and Miss Wilinordlng
CRIMES AND CASUALTIES.
Jiimes Dunston, whose lamp caused tint
recent explosion In the mine ucar AVIIkei
harrc, lias died fiom his injuries.
Vive men wcro seriously burned by au ex
plosion lu the East lioston mine, ne.vr
Lumiiehoroiigli, l'a., on l'rlilay night.
John lliu son, alias "Snelly," ot Snow
IIIU, JUL, fatally shot John Butts yester
day. Hutts belongs to Norfolk, Va. Itotli
Tho through mall train 011 the Haltiuionj
and Ohio jumped the track at Vyle. Ohio,
last night. Moth engineer and tliemau
llaltltnorc and Ohio engine SOs ran luto
an open coal chute at the I!iersIilo rouud
house, Haltiinore, jcsterJay. Tho cap of
the locomotive was torn oil' aud tho engi
neer, l'ete.r llolen, was probably fatally
While a C. U. A v'- train was discharging
its paseenecrs at t'ouuetl UluITs, Friday
nlsht, auother train ran Into It nearly at
full speed, shaking up the passengers and
Injuring the fireman ami cuglucer ot tho
Tbo Klchinoud accommodation on tlio
Van llaudlo Jtead, running at tho rate ot
twenty miles an hour, collided with au
outgoing freight near Cincinnati yesterday
afternoon. Heavy damage was done to both
trains. No ono was iujuiod.
A special from Klttanuiug, l'a., says tK
woikmeu, Markhy and Dunmlre, at tlio
1'hcenlx brick works, this afternoon, car
ried a liglilcd lamp Into one ot tho kilns
where natural gas had been escaping, aud
caused a er!ous explosion. MuUby wn
60 badly burned that he died, and Dunmlrtt
is In a critical condition.
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