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The Washington Okit
22D YEAH NO. 6,737.
WASHINGTON, D. 0., IS AT CHID AY EVENING, MARCH 8, 1890.
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want to in: ro tic EM UN.
The CnnimlssoncrB Deluged Willi
plications for Positions.
The Metropolitan Polico force would
seem tohave some mysterious attraction
for tho average countrymen judging
from the largo number of applications
for positions upon it which the District
Commissioners daily reccivo from resi
dents in small towns and villages
throughout the country. Many of these
applicants stntc that they now hold good
situations at home, but would prefer to
come to Washington and pace a beat on
tho police force.
Tlio Commissioners, in replying to
theso letters, after stating the nccessnry
qualifications for a member of tho forco,
viz, nn honorable discharge from the
army and navy and good physical con
dition, always adviso the applicant not
to throw up their jobs with tho expecta
tion of getting the desired appoint
ments. A BltUTAt SON.
X.onls Coeliler Sentenced for Assaulting
Louis Coeliler was before Judge Mil
ler to-day for the second or third time
for assaulting his mother. She provides
him with bed and board, but the worth
less fellow, not satisfied with this,
spends what little money ho cams for
liquor and returns homo to beat his
Sho has frequently declined to prose
cute him, and only ii short timo ago tho
Judge let him oil with a fine of $20 at
her " request. This llmo ho will have
fcixty days' time in which to rolled.
Separate Entrance for Laborers.
The District Commissioners have or
dered tho construction of a stairway
leading directly from tho alley on tho
noith of tho District building to tho
Auditor's Office on the second floor, In
order that on pay-day laborers can havo
access thereto without passing through
the part of tlio building In which tho
Commissioners' offices are situated, nnd
blocking up the hallway there, while
waiting for their pay.
Captain X. II. Farquhar, U. S. X
has been detached as n member of tho
Light IIouso Hoard and ordered to rc
poit in person to the Navy Department
for dutyns Chief ofDurenuof Yards
Tho V. S. S. Ynntlc arrived at tho
Jvavy Yard last night from Key West.
Commander John S. Newell, U. S,
N, has been detached from tho Navy
Yard, Iloston, and ordered to duty In
the lhireau of Equipment and llccrult
ing, Llcutenanl-Coininandcr E. II. C.
Lleutze, U. S. N., has been detnehed
f 10m tho Naval Academy nnd ordered
to dutv in connection with thu fitting
out of the U. S. S. Philadelphia.
Ensign Frank W. Kellogg, U. S. N
has been detached from the Naval Ob
servatory and ordered to duty in the
Jiurcau of Equipment and liecrultlng.
Mr. Harrison's Callers,
Among tho callers on tho President
to day were Senators Casey, Picrco and
Blair, ltcpresentallves Hopkins, Owon,
Candler, Carter, lilies of Michigan,
CSIff oul, South Djikota; Faiqilhar, Post.
figures Never 1.1a.
Government statistics bIiow a total Ira
pollution lu tho last 10 years of 3,020,811
rates of champagne, composed of more
than CO brands. That of II, It. MuminA
Co. 's Extra Dry was over 335,000 case
more than of any other, or about ouo-quarto
of the total.
COMPELLED TO ATTEND.
WITNESSES MUST APPEAR BEFORE
LAND OFFICE OFFICIALS.
Pulillo lliilldlng Hills In tljp House
Urgent Deficiency Itlll Proceed
ing or tho Oommlttoes Mudd
Cuinpton Contested election.
Tho Senate was not in session today.
Tho Speaker laid before tho Homo a
letter from the Secretary of tho Treas
ury, returning tho House joint reso
lution to dctermino the necessity
nnd cost of a lighthouse and
life-saving station in the Detroit Hlvcr,
below Hello Island Park. Tho Secre
tary in his letter declines to recommend
an appropriation for this purpose at tho
Tho morning hour was consumed
in a discussion of tho bill pro
viding for the compulsory at
tendance of witnesses before reg
isters nnd receivers of land offices.
Tho bill was passed. Tho TIoubo then
went into Committee of tho Whole for
the consideration of public building
bills. Mr. Payson of Illinois in the
Contented Election Cases.
The Mtidd-Compton contested elec
tion case from the Fifth Maryland dis
trict will bo called up in tho House on
nest Thursday. The outlook is that
Compton's name will be "mud," too,
when tho vote is taken.
Tho sub-commltlce of tho Scnalo
Committee on Privileges and Elections,
to which was referred the Montana
cases, is about ready to report
in favor of tho Itcpubllcans,
Sanders nnd Power, nnd against
Maginnis and Clarke, notwithstanding
tho decision of tho Supremo Court of
Montana in the contest over the vote of
Silver Uow precinct was in favorof tho
Hiislnos In Committee.
A sub-committee, of the Scnato Com
mittee on Appropriations had under
consideration to-dny tho Urgent De
ficiency bill. Secretary Tracy appeared
before the committco to explain the
need of some appropriations. This is
the first appropriation bill which tho
Senate Committco has taken up.
Colonel W. E. Merrill of tho Engi
neer Corps made an argument before
the Itlvers and Harbors Committee of
the House to-day in favor of n liberal
appropriation for improving 'tho Ohio
Itivor below Davis Island.
.T. T. Pratt of New York, president
of the Wine nnd Liquor Dealers' Asso
ciation, addressed tho Houso Commit
Ice on Alcoholic Liquor TralUc to-day
in favor of the passage of the bill intro
duced in the IIouso by Iicprescnlativc
J. D. Taylor to provide for a commis
sion to investigate tlio subject of alco
holic liquor tralllo.
Tlii! Itnck Cioelc Park.
All the members of tho House Dis
trict Committee in town, except Chair
man Grout, who went to call on the
President, drove .out to tho proposed
Hock Creek Park and made an exami
nation of the site.
Nit. TAUxnni: imphoyinc:.
lu titrongth, mill
There has been a favorable turn in
Mr. Tnulbcc's condition. He was better
this morning. He slept fairly well last
night.under the influence of anodynes.
This mornlnir he was very much re
freshed, andTtnoknoutlsbiiig food with
relish. For thirty-six hours ho was de
lirious, but to-day his mind is clear,
and he talks rationally, when he is al
lowed to talk at all. He has gained
considerably in strength since yes
terday. Dr. Taulbee, who yesterday had aban
doned hope for the recovery of his
brother, is very cheerful to-dny. Ho
now regards the outlook ns very good
Mr. Taulbee Is not so well this after
noon as he was this morning, but as
compared with yesterday at this time
he has not lost ground.
Mil. IIATTON'S T.ATT.ST CHAKUi:3.
What Commissioners ItoiiHOvclt uinl
Thompson Havo to Say.
A Cnrric reporter asked Civil Service
Commissioner Thompson to-day if he
had seen tho attack mado upon him
nnd Commissioner Ilooscvclt in the
J'ostot this morning. He replied, "you
may say for me that the slatemcuts mado
are false from beginning to end."
Civil Service Commissioner Kooso
vclsaid: "I would very much rather
not talk about this matter. I expect
Mr. Faulko will himself deny the
charge in Mo, and that I consider would
be better than for ino to do so, but if
you would very much prefer something
ilefinlte. please sny that tho statements
of Mr. Hatton aro unqualifiedly false.
Further than this I would rather not
speak nt present."
HAD HlSIIOr HOWMAN,
He Is DUclpllucd by the M, K. Courer
enco in Chicago.
Chicago, March 8. The conference
which has been tryiug TSishop llow
man of the M. E. Church on charges
of unchristian conduct, telling numer
ous nnd broad falsehoods against
church members, and using unchristian
expressions, while conversing on ro
llgious subjects, lias rendered a verdict
finding Dishop llowman guilty nnd de
posing him from his olllco ns bishop
and from tho ministry, until tho next
The Shoiilllters' Case.
C. Morris Smith and Campbell Car
lingtoti in tho Criminal Court today
argued the motion for a now trial in the
case of Sarah Lcwcss and Kato Friday,
the shoplifters. Judge Uiiighain has
tlio arguments under consideration.
Mr. Donne, tho New York agent of
tho Pool lines nt Castlo Garden, has
issued now emigrant rates to tlio West.
Yesterday tho old rate to Denver was
41.10, now it is !f!)Sj to San Francisco,
i08.2"i, now $3U; to Omaha, $2o.7."i,
now if 18. 20.
Tlio villago of Casoy
has been consumed by
$10,000; no Insurance,
hnd a population of i!'J3.
Tho North Stnr Construction Com
pany, which was chartered under tlio
Jaws of Now Jersey, January 27, has cs.
tablishcd its olllco In llaltlmore. Tho
president Is 11. N. Hakcr of llaltlmore.
Tho Imperial troop3 in Formosa aro
deserting on account of tho pay being
in m rears. Thoy aro joining tho rob.
els, which enables tho latter to mnko n
vigorous stand. Itoinforeemcntsarobo
lug scut by tho government.
WANTEI1 TO I.YNOH HIM.
A Chicago Rnonlc Thiol' Murclcroiu
lSllort to i;enic.
Chicago, March 8. Joo Kane, ndes
pcrato young sneak thief, shofPollcj
Oillccr Linvlllo in tho Fifth National
Pawn Shop at 180 Clark street, and, dis
abling him, ran amuck through Clark
nnd State streets, shooting Chnrlc3 E.
Cole, a printer, in tho muscles of tho
right arm, and Ofllccr E. F. Drlscow in
the breast and nbdomen. Tho latter Is
mortally wounded. .
The young desperado was finally cap
lured by Ofllcer Norcher, after a hard
chaso nnd when Knuo hnd entirely
emptied his revolver. A great crowd
pressed around tho ofllcer and his cap
tive and cried for immedinto and sum
mary vengeance, but a number of police
men came to the assistance of Norcher
and landed Kane in the Central
Ofllcer llrlscow can survive but a
fow hours. Oillccr Linvlllo Is not dnn
gerously injured, but he was shot twlco
In the face and will be fearfully dls
figured all his life. Colo sustnlncd
only a flesh wound, which is not nt all
serious. Ofllcer Linvlllo was about to
arrest Kane for tho theft of ijU.oOO
worth of diamonds, when the young
thief suddenly fired the two shots at
him at close range nnd then ran.
j:xplosion or dust.
Three Workmen Unmeet to Donth In
it I'urnltiiro Factory.
EvANsvu.T.n.'lm, Mnrch 8. A fatal
explosion occurred in the dust room of
tho Armstrong Furniture Company nt
12:15 o'clock yesterday, resulting in tho
death of three boys nnd, perhaps, fatal
injury of tlio fireman of tho factory.
Tho man and boys were in the dust room
for tho purpose of shaking out the ac
cumulation of dust and shavings nt tho
mouth of tho blow-pipes when a terrific
explosion occurred, which sot the build
Inc on fire.
The flames wcro extinguished without
delay when It was found that the fol
lowing wcro killed and injured: Fred.
Sachs, burned to a crisp and terribly
mangled; Harry Cheatham (colored),
burned almost to aslics: Craw
ford, badly mangled and body burned
60 tliat Identification was nenrly Im
possible. Injured: Charles Shelby,
fireman of the factory, badly burned and
leg broken; Injuries are very severe, if
not fatal. The killed persons were boys
aged about 18 years. Tho cause of tho
explosion remains a mystery. Tho
damage by fire was slight.
ENOUGH OF 1'ltOIIIKITlOX.
Kansas CHIens Hold u Convention
nnd Condemn the t.inr.
Topeka, Kan., March 8. A mass
convention was held last night in ltep
rcscntativo Hall in the interest of a re
submission of the prohibition law of
this Stntc. There was nlnrgc attendance
of men of all parties. Senator O. II.
Pcntlcy of Wichita, a prominent He
publican, delivered the principal ad
dress, declaring that prohibition in this
State had been a complete failure.
He submitted statistics to show that
Hie population of tho Stato had de
creased in the last two years, and
aseiibed the fact to prohibition. J. W.
Steen of Kinsman said tho people were
tired of the prohibition farco which
had depleted tho trcasuric&of tho cities
and towns and eauscd business stagna
tion. MISS W1M.A111) SI'EAliS,
Her Party Will Side With l'rohlliittnn
rn'TMU'iio, Pa., March 8. Miss
Frances E. Willnrd, president of tho
National W. C. T. U., is here to attend
a meeting of tho Allegheny County
W. C. T. LT., and she says: "The W.
C. T. U. is neither paitfsan nor non
partisan, though it has often been
called both. Not a dollar has ever
cone from our treasury to the Prohi
bition paily. Thero is to bo a party
that will combine the farmer and tlio
wage-worker, that will make its forco
felt in the next campaign, and the pro
hibition will form its nucleus. When
that, party comes, wo side with it, nnd
will take the consequences."
Tin: ciiHiiO!ti:i: smii'
Claims Sluiced Oil' with Los and tho
Settlers In Hiding.
AitKANSAS City, Kan., Mnrch 8.
Yesterday two scouts returned hero
fiom n two-weeks' hunt in tho Cherokee
strip. They report claims staked off
with logs all over the southern part of the
strip. They saw quite a number of set
tlers, but not enough to occupy all tho
claims staked oil. It is believed that
others were hiding in tho brush.
At tho big bend of tlio Arkansas
lttvcr theiewas camped a lot of men,
who threatened to cross tho river and
to burn tho cattlemen out and appro
priate the barb-wiro fences for their
They Send Mn.lor Moore a T.oad
Provisions Tor the l'oor.
Major Mooro received this morning
a wagon load of provisions from tho
clerks of the record nnd ceitificnte divi
sions of tho Census Olllce.
These contributions como in very
timely, as thero is more suffcriug
ninonc tho poor at present than at any
picvious time this winter. They nre
now compelled to use for fuel what
might othcrwiso bo applied to .the pur
chase of provisions.
AN K.YU I'Oll AN liUITOlt.
If Not Claimed It Wns to lie Sent to
IliitMiNOiiAM, Ala., March. 8. The
city editor of IheEecninyKewt received
in his mall yesterday liiornlug tlio
bloody enr of n negro woman, cut oft
closo to tho head. Tho letter said;
Mako a notlco of this hi your paper, and
It may help tlio Into owner to recover tier
lost property. If uot called for, forwnul it
to Senator Chandler at Washington.
There is no eluo to tho writer.
District (iiivernmniit Notes.
Distilet Commissioner Hlno is absent
Colonel Itobcrt went to Philadelphia
this afternoon to spend Sunday with his
Tlio hall on tlio second tloor of tho
District building is to bo covered with
Ducked tho Cook fatally.
S.U'Iiamknto, Cat,., March 8, Chas.
Ficeman, n fighter ami worthless char
acter, killed n mau near Kosevlllo by
holding the man's head In n trough of
water until ho wns dead. Tho victim
was n cook on a ranch. Freeman was
drunk nt the time and nttacked tho man
LAKE SHORE WRECK.
NEGLIGENCE CHARGED AGAINST
THE RAILROAD COMPANY.
Conductor Houghtalltig Lost Ills
Hrnd CnTrlcnnncM In Procuring
Nnrclertl Aid Tho Scone Visited In
llriTAi.0, N. Y March 8. Tho
patients nt the Filch Hospital, who
were injured in the Lake Shoro wreck,
arc all doing nicely this morning. Mr.
llnucus is suffering intensely from ner
vous shook, but will recover, His
brother-in-law and Dr. Moore of Sara
toga nro with him. Jtcv. Mr. Meyers
was able to be moved to tho Tlfft House
last night. He will bo nblO to leave for
The condition of Miss Heath of
DoElon is Improved, though her broken
aim nnd rib cause her much pain. J.
N. Minick (not Nimmlck) of Phila
delphia, whoso right arm was ampu
tated, is getting along nicelv.
S. II. Fisher of Uoston wfll
lie out in a few days. F. A. Coombs
of Philadelphia is a pretty sick
man, ills Head is liadiy cut ana his
side injured. I Io passed 11 fairly good
night nnd wns resting easy this morn
ing, nnd no dangerous results nro ex
pected. W. W. Urnuch of Charleston
and Julius SIcgcl of New York, both
with broken arms, aro much improved
and getting nlong well. Tlio others in
jured nro all doing well.
Coroner Tucker and it jury visited tho
Eccnc of the wreck yesterday afternoon,
nnd mndu a thorough examination of
tho rond and tho grade. Tho inquest
will be held next Tuesday afternoon.
As additional facts arc learned It be
comes clearer that tho responsibility
for the accident rests with Con
ductor Houglilaling. Tho rules
governing the caso of n train breaking
hi two specially say: "Tho forward
part must not stoji until the engineer is
sine that the rear pait of tho train has
stopped." From the statements of tho
passengers, it is evident that no step
wns taken to ascertain tho position of
tlio detached portion before the for
ward part was stopped in Thursday
Hyncinthe iicauchcmtti of Sorel,
Quebec, says the traiti ran nlong for
three minutes after it broke in two. He
then' saw tlio conductor pull the bell
rope to stop the train. Ucauchctnin
rnn to the conductor and exclaimed:
"For God's sake don't stop the train or
wo will be telescoped!" Tho conductor
pnvc no heed to the warning. Dean
chimin rnn to the rear platform and bo
held the detached sleepers entiling
ground rapidly. Ho cried to thu pas
Ecuecrs to jump; nnd thencame the
Tho bodies of five of the victims Ho
nt the morgue. That of Mrs. llnucus
is at an undertaking establishment.
Haby Stewart was very fcvciish last
night and could not bo (filleted, contin
ually calling for "mamma. "This morn
In 2 she is lcstlng more easily.
The responsibility for the railroad
accident has not yet been definitely
fixed. All accounts seem to agree that
tho air-brakes wcro uncoupled when
the train stalled, after first breaking in
two nt Dunkirk. The brakes were,
therefoic, useless. They work auto
matically, and, if in proper condition,
would havo set themselves on the
slcepeis when they broko ' nway from
the forwaid section of the train.
Under those conditions the proper step
was to stop the first scftion at once.
The questions Hint will be raised at
the Coroner's inquest will bo these:
Did the coiiduclor know that tho air
brakes on tho detached section wcro
useless: if so, why did ho stop tho first
Who wns responsible for running tho
train without having tho air brakes in
A United Press reporter tiled to Inter
view Conductor Houghtnling, but the
Conductor, who had just left Superin
tendent Couch, would say nothing.
The repoiter then saw tho Superintend
ent. That olllcial said that Conductor
Houghtaling had been on the road
about twenty-fivo years and had -been
regarded as n capable, careful and elll
"What nro your rules or instructions
to conductors in such an emergency as
"I don't care to go into that ques
tion," was tho reply.
Mr. Haupt, a well-known lawyer of
this city, mnkes n very serious state
ment concerning tho condition of the
train. Mr. Haupt, who was found in
bed at his resilience, suffering from
cuts in the left nrm nnd the nervous
strain, said to the reporter:
"I was sitting in tho last day coach
of the forward half of tho parted train,
when I saw the conductor, John
Houghtaling, rushing through the car.
In (mother instant I iicaid tho bcll-ropo
pull, nnd also the terrifying shout, 'Go
abend or we'll all bo smashed.' I sprang
toward tho parti' opened door, facing
the coming section of the train, nnd ns
my hnnd "grasped tho kuob tho crash
came, nnd 1 kucw nothing more till I
fonud myself in the midst of a chaos of
wreckage, from which I nianngcd to
extiicato myself witli a few cuts on tho
nun. How I escaped being smashed
to pieces In such n tangle, God only
"Can you tell mo anything about tho
cause of "tho disaster?"
"Why. yes. Tho cold truth Is, tho
train was not in fit cond.tlon to carry
human beings from tho timo it left Clove
land. Thctralii parted once before leav
ing that city. I spoke to tho conductor
about it, ami lie assured me Hint every
thing wns all light. At Duuklrk tho
train parted twice. Tho btcam coup
lines weio broken and tho air brakes
failed to act. A traveling companion
nnd I discussed tho question whether It
would not bo wiser to get off thero and
tnke another train. Wo did not like tho
idea of traveling in such n broken-down
outfit. Hut wo took tho chances, and
hero I am. Many poor creatures did
not fore so well."
"Was theio mismanagement after tho
"Well, it is evident that tho train
conductor, Hougtnling, though nn old
hand, lost his head. Ho pulled tho
tope in tho first place and stopped tho
forward seetion. a rash thlnir to do.
Two passengers saw him do it nnd told
mo so. Then tho Wngncr conductor
might havo nverted tlio collision by
working tho hand brakes instead of
wasting timo in trying tho useless air
brakes onthteoenrs. when ho must
havo known thoy had failed to act at
"How long wns it heforo relief
reached you from the city?"
"Just before tho nccident I had
changed my timo from Cleveland to
Buffalo lime. It wns 8:35 when tho
crash came. The lellef train camo
fiom Huffalo, seven miles dlstaut, nt
11:80 p. m two hours and a half later.
It was barbarous that terrible en
foiced wnltimr for medical and sur
pirnl aid. With any proper exertion
and some humane appreciation of tho
lcqiilrcmcnls of tho situation, relief
should havo reached us In an hour nt
millions roit iiosioN.
Arriiiiceiiieiitit fur n Wholoimlo KxodiM
Irom the Konlhern Ktalen,
IiosioN, Mass, Mnrcli 8. An or
ganized cffoit Is being mado to induce
nn exodus of Southern colored people
to New England. The schema finds its
motlvo in thu lack of suitable domestic
servants in New England nnd In tho
desito of ccitnlii original abolitionists
to place tlio frccdmen in n condition of
Mr. Stilimnu 11. Pratt savs that tho
people of this section have, within 11
few years, found out that the women of
tlio negro race mnko tlio boat servants
that enn bo had, and that there is a
constnntlv-Incrcnslng demand for them
from nil parts of Now England. Tho
Intention of tho promoters of lite Immi
gration movement is to havo wliolo
families como on thu women ns ser
vants nnd thu men for laborers nnd ho
says tho purpose isto colonize them
throughout New England in tho same
way that Vermont is encouraging tlio
Immigration of Swcdisli families.
Mr! Pratt says the local authorities
of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont
nnd Massachusetts hnvo promised to
deal liberally with them, nnd Hint as
soon ns the proper lime shall havo ar
rived the word will bo spoken which
will start n considerable exodus from
tho Southern Stntes.
A South Carolina Orniid Jury That
Canned a .Sensation,
CiiAiu.nsTON, S. C, March 8. The
grand jury in Edgefield County has
mado a presentment which causes some
excitement. Tlio jury arraigns the Su
premo Court for delays and innova
tions. It dismisses tho "Norris Gardner
dud which was attempted last Feb
mary by attacking very severely tlio
duelling law. They say the statutes
nro so defective that nothing short of
a duel actually fought is over likely
to be brought to tho'tcst of a trial.
Hegardlng tho escape from prison of
two white murderers under senlcnco of
death, the jury finds that tho sheriff
and his assistants wore culpably negli
gent of their duty, and aro undoubtedly
responsible for the escape of the prison
ers. In view of tills presentment, tho
sheriff, two jailers nnd two others havo
sen Ilun Away With a arorry Party
Some of Them Slay Die
Dai.uwix, Wis., March 8. Eight
persons wero injured, sonic of them
fatally, inn runaway accident Thursday
night. A party of eighteen people was
out driving in n four-liorso sleigh when
0110 of tho reins broke nnd the four
spirited horses dashed away nt break
neck speed, running into a sidewalk
and throwing tlio occupants of tho
sleigh oul with terrific force.
Eugene Dcmarbcll leecived internal
injuries which, It is feared, will prove
fatal. Miss Minnie Pittman wns badly
cut about the head, and is unconscious.
Gcorce Pittman's riaht leg was broken
near tho hip. Mrs. Gcorco Pittman was
cut about the head and face, and Mrs.
A. E. Draincrd was terribly gashed
'across the top of the head. Five others
wcro injured, but not sciiously.
SAN FltANOISCO'S UNlIMl'r.OYUD.
Some One Tolecraphed for Govern
ment Aid, hut It is Not Needed.
San Fiiancisco, March 8. At a meet
ing of citizens, called by Mayor Pond,
held in the rooms of the Chamber of
Commerce yesterday to devlso means
for aiding tho unemployed working
men, several prominent men denounced
tho dispatch sent to Washington n fow
days ago representing that thero was
starvation in San Francisco and asking
for Government rations.
A resolation was adopted emphatically
refuting tho scandalous statements. A
lesolution wns also adopted to the effect
that a subscription bo raised ami de
voted to employing laborers tn uoiuen
Gate Park. Two thousand seven hun
dred nnd thlitv dollais was raised at
the meeting anil laborers will be paid
ijl.00 a day.
i:, .V O.'n Lone; r.cano.
Daltijioiu:, Match 8. The West
Virginia and Pittsburgh Hallrond,
which Is the collcctivo title given to cx
Scnator Camden's new system of 173
miles for developing A est Virginia
coal lands, has filed n mortgacro of $4,
000,000 at Clarksbunr. W. Vn., In favor
of tho Mercantile Trust Company of
Unltiinoic. A lease of tho West Vir
ginia nnd Pittsburg Jtoad for !)09 years
io tho Daltimoro nnd OhloEailro.id was
filed at tho same timo yesterday.
Whitney and I.amnnt Inveatliic;,
Nr.w Yoiik, March 8. A controlling
interest in the Twenty-third Street Hail
way Company was sold at the office of
Dicxel, Morgan & Co., yesterday, for
!j-900,000 to n syndicate mado up of W.
C." Whitney, 'Daniel Lamont, P. -A.
I). Widcner, nud W. L. Elklus and
other owners of tho llroadway Hallrond
syndicate. Tlio price paid is equal to
auout fruuu per snare.
Caiiiited by 11 Squall,
San Fhancisco, March 8. Tlio
schooner Sadie F. Caller, which arrived
yesterday from Dutantnti, reports that
before leaving that port tho crew of tlio
schooner Tievnan had reached there,
and reported tho capsizing of their ves
sel in n squall ofT the Gilbert Islands.
All of tho crow of tho Tlernan wcro
TryliiRtho No llxiilohtvos.
Thero will bo experiments nt tho
Nnvy-Yaid this nftcrnoon, under the
supervision of naval olllccrs, of tlio new
explosive, Einmeiisitc, and the smoke
Ices powder, Gelblte. Enimcnslto Is
said to bo n much moro powerful ex
plosive thnn dynamite ami pcifeclly
safe to handle.
Permits to Ilnllil.
The following building penults wcro
Issued to-duv: William C. Lewis & Co.,
iwo brick dwellings, lit nud 110 G
Mutt noithcast, SWUM; Mrs. Marv E.
llurch, two brick dwellings, 7fffl Fifth
street and 400 H street northwest,
Killed nllh it ChUel.
Ciiim.icotiu:, Ohio, March 8. Lino
man Gibbons of thoISallltnoro and Ohio
Southwestern road quarreled with
Wesley McDanluU last evening, and
Gibbons struck McDanlels on tho head
with n chisel, with faltd results.
Governor llovoy Not So 111,
Indianapolis, Ind,, March 8. Tho
icports of Governor Hovey's illness
have been crently exaggerated. He has
almost entlicly recovered,
LACK OF ABILITY IN THE HOUSE
llcrMii.lent.v In Trouble Willi llio A rl
Intii Dor Portrait iih 11 Colonel
Historical Worlca I'.ndanceroll In
London, March 8. Tlio Tory organs
profess to bo shocked nnd gilevcd nt
the flippant tone ndoptcd by "Hie
grandest legislative body In tlio world"
in their debates, and at tho Irreverence
exhibited toward the highest olllclnls In
the realm. They blame the members
of the House of Louis for their scanty
and Iricgulnr ntlciidnnce, and leave it
to bo Inferred that theio Is n decided
lack of nblltly In the Upper House, n
suspicion of which stato of things has
been for some timo prevalent In the
Her Majesty is in trouble again with
the artists. Thero is a difference us to
the price ngiccd upon with tho painter
Au.clla, who Is painting tlio royal por
trait for the Prussian regiment, of
.which she is honorary colonel, and Im
putations of chronic parsimony havo
been mado In several art publications.
Tho German wan lots, however, will
not bo deprived of tho opportunity of
gathering inspiration and valor from
the sight of their doughty commander's
features, ns the affair, it is understood,
lias been settled.
A more serious cause for royal wrath
has ariEen from the solicitude felt, not
onlv bv English paluters, but artists
throughout tho world, for tho safely of
the works of art at Hampton Court.
The old palace there is used as nn asy
lum for decayed members of the aris
tocracy, whoso pauperism is mitigated
by certain attentions duo to their former
slate. Ashoit while ago flro was dis
covered in tho venerable pile in timo to
save it from the fate of the Do
llgium palace nt Lnkcn. A similar
accident is likely to occur at any
time while it lcmains tenanted by a
swarm of helpless old Indies, a number
of whom aro of unsound mind, nnd for
whose convenience fires have to bo
kept up in the living rooms the year
round. Sir Frederick Lcighlon pointed
out tlio danger some years ago, and
now Alma Tadcmn and other nrtlsts of
note hnvo joined in demanding that tho
art treasures there bo secured against
such n possible calamity.
Her Majesty is iudlgnnnt .at the sug
gestion that tho palace, perfectly de
fenseless against fire, shall bo vacated
by its reduced gentry, nnd possibly In
her secret mind thinks them entitled to
more consideration than nil the paint
ings in existence, but there is little
doubt that a calamity like that which is
now feared must bo prevented, no mat
ter nt what disregard of royal and nils
Ct'TTINO ItAlMtOAD ItATI'S.
Fares on Western Itoails Iteducctl AI'
most by Half.
Chicago, March 8. Tho Uock Island
Hond has announced that, conimcncins
on Mondny morning, it would sell tick
ets from Kansas City, Leavenworth, St.
Joseph nnd Atchison, to Pueblo, Col
orado Spiings or Denver at if 10, first
class. This is a cut of nearly one-half,
tho regular rate being $18.13, and is
made in retaliation for tho Missouri Pa
cific cut from $18.1.1 to $10 on business
fiom Kansas City to Pueblo. The
Dutllngton and tho Chicago nnd Alton
have announced that they will meet the
An ..Old OcrenderV Old Widow.
Dai.timohi'., March 8. Mrs. Eliza
beth Sands, widow of one of the "Old
Defenders," celebrated her 101st birth
day ycsteidny. She spcut tho day
quietly at her home, No. YM'i Division
street. Tlio old lady is still vigorous
and her memory is pregnant wilhevonls
of tho days long gone by. A largo
number of visitors called upon her
dining the nftciiioon.
Drowned In an Alr-Holc.
Minneapolis, Minn., March 8. A
special to tho Tribune from Mason City,
Iowa, says: As James Mcintosh of
Spirit Lake, accompanied by two young
ladies, daughters of James Kvnns, were
diiving ncross East Okabojl Lake they
drove into nn Mr-hole, and all weie
drowned. Thev wcro in the water sev
eral houis before their bodies could bo
The (ieriuan Giant Thrown.
Coi.i'Mnrs. Ohio, March 8. Tom
Cannon of Cincluunti defeated Sebas
tian Miller in n mixed wrestling match
last night for $100 a side and two-thirds
of tho cntu receipts. Cannon won first
and thiul bouts, catch-ascntcli-can, in
It minutes 32 seconds nnd 11 minutes
t." fcconds. Miller won second bout,
Giiceoltomnn, in 12 minutes HO seconds.
A lilparlnu Authority Dead.
Jmisev Citv, N. J., Mnrcli 8. 11.
F. I'andoiph, president of tlio State
Eoaul of ltipaiian Commissioners and
member of the Stato Hoard of l'duca
tfon, died yesterday of pneumonia nt
the ago of 73 years. He was tho first
judge appointed for tills county, nnd
was rcgaulcd as otio of the highest liv
ing nulhoiilics on lilpaiian law.
He May Havo llecu Honest.
Dayton, Ohio, Mnrch 8. James
Clinghnm, the Untied Stales express
agent here, disappeared from this city
on Wednesday and has not since been
heaid fiom. The express company's
inspectors had been examining Cling
man's accounts for a day or two before
liis disappearance. No shortage has
A Oiie-Sidcd Sparring Match.
PiniP, Im)., March 8. William
Pitts, colored, and James Jordan met
heie lnst night for a twenty-round spar-
lluts match. Tlio colored lad hod the
best of it nil through tho seven rounds
which wcro fought, scoring threo knock
downs. Jordan then gave it up, saying
ho had ciioueh-
rnlliirn in Tobacco.
HiiAiMxo, Pa,, March 8. Three large
tobacco and cigar dealers of this city
have suspended pnrment. Thoy nro l.
C. llillcgiisse, liabilities SU.O.OOO; Dar
rali & Co., $00,000, and Fisher k Poor
man, $20,000. Tho tlueo houses have
been Indorsing encli others notes, nud
their allalrs aro very nnicu complicated.
dollet Huh a l'lro.
,Toi.ii:t, Ii.i... March 8. Flro last
evtiilnc destroyed tho lllver lllock on
Jcffeison sticet and tho foundry and
buildings of the .Toilet Iron and llrass
woiks and tho Jollct Castor Company.
Total loss $30,000, neatly all covered by
Vent'jsuela'H New Preililout,
Ni.w Yoiik, Match 8. A bpcclal to
Hie JfcraW from Caracas says that Dr.
llalmondo Aniliic7a Palncio was yes
tti day elected President of " enczucla.
aiuii:sti:i) ion Timrr.
A Well-Knowii Itendlnc Preacher
Charted With Hteallnc,
llBAtiiNo, Mnrch 8. A sensation was
caused lieic yesterday by tho arrest of
Pcv. M. L. Frllcli, a well-known He
formed clerpymnn, residing nt Shilling
ton, this county, on ihechargo of being
n thief. For sbmo timo past Mr. Frltch
has been n frequent visitor to the hard
ware store of Hani, Hobcr fc Co., who
have for about tho same timo missed
various articles of value, tlio loss of
which was ihioudcd in 11 good dcnl of
Mr. Fiilcli wns not suspected until
the oilier day, when immediately after
his dcpaitiire a box of penknives wns
missed. No 0110 had been near them
except Fiilcli, and tho members of thu
film nt once held n hasty consultation.
The only conclusion they could roach
wns that their clerical customer had
the missing properly, nnd 0110 of tho
linn wns hastily dispatched nrtcr him.
Mr. Frltch was overtaken several
squares from thu store nnd requested to
leturn tlio articles. Ho turned pale,
but went back without objection, and
when in tlio ofilce wns chnrged with the
theft. Then tlio accused minister broke
down nnd produced tho box of knives.
Detective ltambo secured a warrant
for his arrest and took him into custody
to-day. Ho gave bail for a hearing,
and when accused wrote a list of thu
articles he had stolen from timo to llmo
and signed his name, which was wit
nessed by two other pnities. Tills pa
per is now in possession of Mr. ltebcr.
Mr. Fiilcli is now beliovcd to bo n
confitmed kleptomaniac. Ho has been
earning nearly sfv.oou a year ami 11ns
charco of three flourishing rural con
gtegiitions, besides being chaplain nt
KlIODi: ISLAND PKNXIl.KSS,
Itecutifto n Deadlock in the Legislature
I'lcventi-il A pnroprlallons,
PiiowiiEXci:, It. I March 8. The
action of the House in tabling the np
proptintion bill because It contained a
provision for the State Home nnd
School, whose superintendent is
charged with cruelly to children, leaves
the Slate without money for current ex
penses. Considerable embarrassment
will result to courts nnd various insti
tutions. Over ?000,0()0 is involved In
the deadlock, and no further aclion can
be taken until next week.
TINANCIA I. AN l COM 31 IIHCIA I..
Ni:w Yoiik, March 8, Money closed
offered nt -I per cent. Exchange closed
steady: posted rates, -18;!.J((jl87; actual
Kites, -182 j for sixty days, nnd 187 for
Governments steady; currency 0s, 11(5
bid: 4's coupons, l'J2? bid: "lis do.,
Pacific Itailroad bonds closed ns
follows: Union Fin-is, 1 10 1 bid; do
sinking funds, 110 bid; Centrals, 115 J
Tlio slock market this morning was
only moderately active. In Hie early
dealings the leading stocks wcro quite
ficcly bought. Heading was especially
active, and on u large business ad
vanced J per cent, in tho first thirty
minutes. The rest of the list
rose about ('i per cent. After the de
mand hnd been satisfied, however, tho
beais began raiding thu list, and under
the influence of tho expected unfavor
able bank statement succeeded in send
ing prices down to tho level of
those of last night. Uock Island, Mis
souri Pacific, Louisville and Nashville
and the bituminous coal shares led the
decline. After 11 o'clock the
market was very dull until
about 11:!10, when the bank state
ment mado its appearance, showing
n decrease of M.l.VJ.SoO in tho reserves.
This caused renewed selling, and prices
closed at noon at about the lowest point
of tlio day. The decline ranged from
to 1 per cent. The sales for thu day
amounted to l-l.',:!!? shares.
New York Mocki,
The following are the i Ices u tlio Now
Toils nnd Chicago marKets ns reported by
ejucial v Ire to O. T. Haveuucr & Co., Kooin
ii Atlantic immune::
stocks. Open 3.30
IV M. S. S... :i7J 'I7J
tlcmlint- 073 SSI
St. .t W. Vt. SI 20
umcaeo uns -ha i.i
Can. South. M
1)., 1.. A W.UHil
Del. A llml
L. A ' S-IJ
St. Paul 073
t'ox. 1'iie S0J
,. S... IKiS
Suenr Trust. IJTif 00? V'nlon l'uc. (ill
Mo. l'ae 70 703 W. Union... &1i li
N.T.& N. E. -i.i lit '.'ctrolcum... ().) ills
N. Y. Ccn Am. Cots'il. 'J7J 'J71
N. l'uc !)0i J05 .Uch&Top. U3) W
do. pfd... 70J 732 Chi., II. A Q.lOIJ'Oli
llio Chicago Markets.
wurat. Oiich Close pome. Open Ho-ie
Jim 7S2 i Jnn 10 0.". :0 05
Fell 7SJ 772 r'ch 10 10 10 1(1
Muv 70 70 May 10 17 10 lo
.Inn S'.iJ 205 Jnn 0 00 f. OJ
I'd 'JM 'JO? 1'eb 1105 (! 05
May 00? U0 May 0 1 0 10
.tan an v.n
I'eb 'J0Z SOI
May 'J0J 202
Washington .Mock Kvchauge,
Sales llccutar Call 1 'J o'clock m.
Miifouiu Hall 0s, $100 at 10SJ. Citizens'
National Haul;, 10 nt 100. Capitol anil
North O Sticet Italhoail.B nt 00. Colum
bia Title Insurance, 00 nt 08. Chesapeake
ami l'otouiac Telephone. 'JO atS5J;'J0at
S.5J. American (iraphophmic, 'J5 at 10;
CO at 10; 10 nt 101; 7 at 10; -J5 atl(!; 'J5
at 101; 23 at 10;25 at 10; 2.1 at 101; 23 at
10. Pneumatic dun Carriage, 100 nt I.
Washington Loan and Trust Company,
MO nt 3; MO at ii.
Miscellaneous liotiils lT. 8. Electric
I.iehts Ist.O's, 100; U. S. Kleclrlu Light
"d'C'e, 110; W. A (i- 1!. It. 10-40 0's,
li'l'S-'SS, 103; W. A (J. Convertible, 0's,
170; Mnfonic Ilnll Ass'n, .Vs. C 1898, 10S;
Wash. Market Co., Ut Mort., 0's, 110;
Wash. Market Co., Imp., O'j, 120: Inl'tl A
Scnboaid Co., (I's, C i8i7, - -; Wash. I.t.
Iufantrv, Ut, 0's, 1901 10JJ; Wash. I.t. lu
lnntry,2i!, 7', 1004, .W; Wash, (las Light
Co., tcr. A, 0'n, 121; Wush. (ias Light Co.,
Scr. II, 0's, 12'J.
National Hank Stocks Hank of Wash
ington, -190; llankof licpulilic'JOO; Metro
t.olltan, 200; Central, SSOi Second, 1S.V,
r'nnneis and Mechanics', li-'S; Citizens',
110; Columbia, 175; Capital, 117; West
ltnllroail Blocks Washington anil
(itorectown, 273: .Metropolitan. 103: Co
lumbia, 70; Capitol ami North O Street,
02; Kcklngton uiul Soldier's Homo, 00.
liifuraiiceSt(icl.s l'lreuicn's, 411; Frank
lin, DO; Metropolitan, M); National Union,
20.1: Arlington, ls-5; C'oicoran, 01 J; Colum
bia, 17; (iirman-Auipiican, ISO; Potomac,
bS: lllL'C-1, SI; People's RJ.
Title Insurance Stocks Heal Kstato
Title, 1331; Columbia Title, 01; Washington
Gas and F.lcctrlc Light Stock6 Washing
ton (ins, 44: (ieorKctowu lias, 4Sj U. a.
UUctrlt! Light, 114 ;
Telephone Stocks Pennsylvania, 25
Clietnpcuku uud Potomac, 8S; American
Miscellaneous fctocks. Washington Mar
kit Co., 10; WashlugUm lirick Machine
Co., WO; lireat Falls Ieo Co., ISO; Hull
Pun Panorama Co., S3; National Safo Do
holt, 200; Washington Safe Deposit, 12S;
Wnthliieton Loan and Trust Co., 3; N'a
tlonul TjpccraphU , 20; Mergenthaler, ;
Puciunitlc tiun I'arr.nnc, ; Wash. Lonu
ami Tiurt, Co , - mcrlcau Becuilty ami
Tiusl Co., 31.
MR. PENDLETON BURIED
THE MINISTER'SnCMAINS INTERRED
WITH GREAT POMP.
Ohlo'H Distinguished Sou Tultn Pari
lu tho Lnst Nad Itltes Military
(lunrd tho Itody An Imposing Fu
Cincinnati, Ohio, March 8. The
remains of cx-Sennlor George 11. Pen
dleton arrived In this city last evening
nud were deposited lu stnlo In the chan
cel of the Chi 1st Church. A detail
from each company of tlio First Itcgi
mcul, under Lieutenant Hnucmcn,
stood glial d -of honor during tho night.
At 0:10 o'clock tills morning tho serv
ices of tlio Episcopal Church for thu
dead wcro performed by Dr. Gibson
and Dr. l-orrcst.
The nntliem wns sung and the lino of
match to Music Hall was taken up lu
Hie following order: AVcbcr's Hand,
three companies of police, Colonel
Phil. DIcfcIi commanding; Governor
Campbell and staff; First Ucgiincnt
lSntul; Colonel W. II. Smith ami stall.
First Heglment of Infantry, O. N. O. -.
hearse, with pall-bcarers surrounded
by tho Old Woodward Club in Hollow
square: the Immediate family and rela
tives of the deceased In carriages: first
caulage. Mayor Mosby, Governor lluck
ner, ex-President Hnycs and ex-Governor
J. 15. Fornker; second carriage.
ex-Governor .1. 1). Cox, ox-Govcrnor'E-.
F. Noycs, cx-Govcrnor It. M. llishop,
ex-Minister A. Taft and ex-Llculcnant-Governor
Lyon; third carriage, Mayor
Deny of Newport, Hon. M. Houck,
Hon. M. McMnhon nnd Hon. Mr.
Craighead; fouith carriage the Ger
man, Italian, Frcncli nnd Norway .nnd
Sweden Consuls; Esbcrgcr's Hand.
Hamilton County I5nr Association,
Cincinnati Memorial Association, Art
Museum Association, members of Cin
cinnati Chamber of Commerce, mem
bers of Hoard of Trade nnd Trnnspoi
tatlon, membcis Dulldcrs' Exchange,
Cincinnati Pioneer Association, Ger
man Pioneer Association, Delega
tion Common Council, city,
county, State nnd Federal official,
Duckworth Club, lilnlnc Club, Ohio
Club.Wcst End Hepublicau Club, Young
Men's Democratic Club, Sherman Club.
Jefferson Club, Elliot nnd ltullln Clubs,
Sol. P. Klueon Club, llalstcad Club,
JamcH E. Campbell Club, North Cin
cinnati Club, East End Democratic
Club; political organizations from Cov
ington nnd Newport; carriages, private
Tho great hall where the public
memorial services wcro held was suit
ably draped and Hie eatnfalquc adorned
with evergreens and tropical palms.
The eulogy was pronounced by the life-,
lone friend of the deceased, lion. Isaac
M. Jordan, after which tlio remains
were once more consigned to the family,
and were taken to Spring Grove Ceme
tery for intcimcnt.
pond or .MAititiAoi:.
The llclle or llnrinar Wat Very Nenrlr
Added to tho 1. 1st,
Pmikiuisulho, W. Vn., March 8,
Frank Whiting, n gay Lothario, who it
appeals has ntlcast two wives, is locked
up at Marietta, and his arrest was ac
complished just in time to prevent hlji
tnking unto'hiinsclf a third spouse.
Whiting appeared at the little town or
Haimar, just above here, a fow weeks
ago. Ho seemed to have plcnt of
money, though cugascd in no business.
lie had a pleasing address, and laid suc
cessful siege to the heart of Miss Mnmio
Aichcr, the belle of tho town nnd the
daughter of a very prominent business
Miss Archer's parents opposed his
suit, and the lovers planned to elope,
Yesterday they escaped from parental
supervision and went to Marietta, to a
Magistrate's olllce, and Whiting went
out to obtain n license. When he re
turned ho was confronted by two
women, who claimed to be his wives.
One came fiom llaltlmore and tho other
from near Marietta, ami had just heard
of his proposed marriage.
Whiting was immediately arrested on
a charge of bigamy, prefened by his
intended bride, it is believed that lie
has an extcnslvo matrimonial record.
Uoth his wives show certificates of
their marriage to him within the last
twelve months. They say lie married
them and deserted them in n few
was thi: wini: toi,i;n ?
Mr, Coihln Accuses Some One III the
New York Ciisloiii-llouse.
Np.w Yoiik, March 8. Collector Fr
haidt has received n letter from Austin
Corbin in relation to the imported wines
which are alleged to havo been stolen
f i om tho public stores. Mr. Corbin de
siics the Collector to bring the matter
bcfoio the Treasury Department and
ask for such action ns will prevent the
lcpctltlon of a like theft.
Mr. Corbin accuses some one in the
employ of the Government of stealing
n part of n con&lsnmcut of wines. Mr.
Corbin stated in his letter that tlio thief
was faithful to the Government, in that
lie took care that duty should bo paid
on what wns stolen ns well as on what
Mr. Corbin received. Mr. Corbin nl
leges that another ease of theft at the
public stores lias been brougt to ids
attention, in which 73 per cent, of the
consignment wns taken, whereas only
8 per cent of the lino old port was
stolen from him.
A PHYSICIAN'S l:l.i:.Nl)l:lt.
Thirty l'nlal Cases oT Diphtheria
Caused by a Chicago Doctor.
Com Mnv, Ohio, Match 8. John C
McGregor, reading clerk of tiie Ohio
House of Pcpicseiitnlives, died jester
dav of diphtheria, his wife and four
children besides himself all having
fallen victims to the samo dlscnso in
tho last three weeks. Theso eacs of
diphtheria wcro a few of the many
caused nt Zuncsvillc bv tho shipment
thereof a corpse of a little girl, who
died of tho disease In Chicago, with a
physician's certificate that death had
icsulled from some nonciintagluin dis
ease, rscariv thirty mini eases oi me
diseaso at Lancaster in tho last two
months arc directly traceable to tills
souiee of contagion.
'I'hu sxiulhern .Sin-let),
Ni.w YtiiiK, March 8. At the annual
meeting of tho Southern Society Hugh
it. Gnidcu was elected president. .Itiiuei
II. Parker. Chailcs A. Deslion, James
Swann, nnd W. L. Trenholm, vice presi
dents; T. A. lleall, secretary, and How
aid Sauudcis, treasurer. The eseetitlvo
committee Is bended by J. C. Calhoun.
I'psTii, Mnich 8. Several street
diinonstrntlonshnvc been lnnde lu thU
clly against Piime Mlnlstor Tis.n.
I.oial Weather Vorcctmt,
lor the Vhtriet of Columbia, V '" ,
Jnijfu -d o-d Yirpin.i, v r i it ,
rTciW i i .Sn Hi. i I iiv(i ii ',t i
hffi (ftu ty v imtj, tlgV'y v. i h.t.