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The Washington Cb
22D YEAR NO. 6,738.
WASHINGTON, 1). C., SUNDAY, MARCH i), 1H90.
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There is but ouo other afternoon pa
per published in Washington with Its
population of over 230,000 and only
one morning paper. It Is believed that
to competent and energetic newspaper
men, possessed of a fair amount of cap
Hal, no belter opportunity can be of
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tion t ill be furnished on application to
Tun Evening Cjhtic
Tjie Sunday Capital.
DisTHicr anvisiiN.tiisNv .rr.viits.
Mutters of Intnrext to tlio T.ixpti)orA
Commissioners Hlno and Itobeit nro
spending tlie day In 1'lilladelpbla.
Scvcr.il changes are to 1)0 made in the In
Itilor of tlio District building. A now
etahway will be tut from tho alloy nt tlio
north ol tlio building to the cutranco to tho
Audltoi's oITIco on tho second floor. Tho
object of this 13 to prevent laborers on pay
day from congregating about tho hall out
side tho Cominlssloiicis' offices while wait
ing foi their checks Henceforth thoy w 111
bo oul allowed to enter by the new stah
Tho Commissioners arn bcslcgod with ap
plications from residents of country v Mages
v ho want positions on the police forco.
Most of tho witters say thoy hold good po
sitions at homo, and tho Commissioners In
vailably Inform them to hold on to them It
Inspector Entwfslo ycstciday grantod
tho following building permits: Wm. C.
J cwls & Co., two brick dwellings, 114 and
110 (street northeast. $3 000; .Mrs. Maty
E. IJuich, two brick dwellings, 733 Filth
btiect and !C0 II street northwest, $1,509.
Owing to the absenco fiom tho city ycs
tciday afternoon of two Commissioners,
the license cases wero not taken up. Tho
board will piobablj pass upon them early
Tho recent exhibition tho United States
Sinato has been making of Itself In its
efforts to ei ush tho now spapci men seems to
have caused somo of the olllelals about tho
District building to think It worthy of imi
tation lu this respect. Yesterday orders
wcic lfucd, excluding tho reporters from
most of their sources of Infoimatlon 11s to
tl otolithic work of tho department. It
was an Innocent form of amusement for
Hie ofllclals and It didn't hurt tho 10
j ortcrs, who, of course, not what they
wanted jrst tho same. Officials can no
11 010 Keep news out of tlio pipers thuu
King Canuto could forco tho tldo to leeedo
at his command.
Captain ltossell jesterday forwaidcd a
icport to ColnncJ Hobcrt In regaid to the
1'etworth subdivision, to tho effect that
when oncoa subdivision Is recoided It will
be Impossible for tho paitles owning tho
kind to Uko back tho public streets, and
that the Commissioners havo not any au
thority to allow them to do eo.
The Chicago World's Fair Committee,
ccublstlng of Messrs. Davis, Gage, Walker,
Young aud Urjan, gavo a dinner at
Wclckcr'a Hotel last night, In honor of tho
Illinois Congressional delegation, of which
there wcro present Senator Ewell, Itepre
fceulatlves Ultt, Lawlcr, Adams, Hill,
l.ane, l'ot, Tajloi, Springer, Henderson,
1 ormau, l'ayson, Camion and Row ell.
Iuiporttiut Nuvul Orders.
Captain Montgomery Slcirel has boon
oidcrcd to duty as president of tho Steol
luspccttou Hoard, reliovlng Captain II. I,.
Ilowison, vvhois oidcred toeltitj as a mem
1 ei of tho Light House Hoard.
A Now Hunk,
Application has been made to tho Comp
tiollcrof thcCuriency by Todd M. l'otti
j icw and his associates far authoiltv to or
giulrotho 1'list National Dank of Sun
IV 111 tro to JiieKHinn Me,
Juk'-osville, Fi.v., March 8. Vice
ricsldcnt Morton will visit this city on
Alonday next as a guest of tho Mayoi aud
u citizens' committee.
I'ourlli IJIiiDH roituiiiiters,
Fcurth class postmastcia wcro appointed
In A Irglula jesterday as follows: Mattlo
M. Stliison,at lltcftillle, aud l M. Jones,
l'mt ol niiiiiuiiiiiiit.
Tho President has approved tho act con
stituting Minneapolis, Minn., a sub-poitof
cutri and dollvcrj.
Of the total quantity of Champagne Im
ported In the last 10 j ears, about ono quar
ter was G II Mumm A. Co.'s Extra Dry, or
over 335,000 cases moro than ol any other
BUSY DAY IN CONGRESS.
NUMEROUS BILLS FOR PUBLIC
BUILDINGS ACTED UPON,
nut llwro Wns No Quorum to Iam
Them Compelling Wltnossos to At
tend Continued Election Ousel
Tho Cnll-Cliundler Mnttor.
Tho Senate was not In session yester
day. The Speaker laid before tho House a
letter fiom tho Secretary of tho Treas
ury, returning tlio IIouso joint reso
lution to dctermluo the necessity
mid cost of n lighthouso and
llfu-savlng station In tho Dolrott Ulvcr,
below Hello Island Park. Tho Secre
tary in his letter declines to recommend
an npnropilaliou for this purposo at tho
Tho morning hour was consumed
in n discussion of tho bill pro
viding for the compulsory at
tetidauro of witnesses beforo reg
isters and receivers of land offices.
The bill was passed.
Mr. McCrcnrv of Kentucky, from tho
Committee on Foreign Affairs, reported
n resolution requesting from tho Presi
dent any correspondence with tho Moxl
can Government In rcga'rd to tho em
ployment In tho regular army of the
United States of Indian scouts for the
purpose of pursuing hostllo Indians In
their raids into tho Tcirltorlcs of tho
United Slates; and any correspondence
In regard to tho proposed transfer of the
Apache and Chlricahua Indians from
Jlount Ycinon Barracks, Alabama, to
Fort Sill, Indian Territory. The reso
Tho IIouso then went Into Cotnmlttco
of the Whole for tho consideration of
public building bills, Mr. Payson of
Illinois in tho chair.
Tho first bill called up was that in
creasing from $350,000 to $030,000 tho
limit of cost of the public buildings at
Newark, N. J., and making nn appro
priation of tho $300,000 Increase.
The next bill called up was a Senato
bill appropriating $200,000 for a public
building at Cedar Rapids, Iowa. It
wns laid asldo favorably, after having
been amended by striking out tho ap
propriating clause and lcducing tho
limit of cost to $150,000.
The following bills wcro reported
fnvorablv: Tho Senato bill appropriat
ing $100",000 for n public building nt
Lafayette, Ind., with nu amendment re
ducing the appropriation lo $80,000; tho
Senato bill appropriating $100,000 for a
1 ublic building at Chester, Pa., with
an amendment reducing tho appropria
Hon to 80,060: tho House bill ap
propriating if 10,000 for n public build
imr at Madison, Ind.; the House resolu
tion granting permission to the town of
Marblehiad, Mus . to impiovo and
beautify the Fort Sewall lands, situated
in that town and belonging to tho
United States; Senate bill nppioprhtlug
J75.0C0 for a public building at St.
Albnn'B, Vt . with an amendment re
ducing the appropriation to 41,000.
Among the bills iuttoduccd wetc tho
IlyMr. Vandever of Callfornh To es
tablish a life-saving station at Hueneoie,
15y Mr. Tarquhar of New York To
amend section 1151, Kelscd Statutes, de
fining register tonnncc; to provltlo for tho
supervision oi vessel measurement, and to
Insure accuracy in the computations of ton
nage. other bills lavoiauly recommended
were: Increasing, to 250,000 the
limit of cost of tlio public building at
Fcrnnton, Pa.; increasing from $3J0,
000 to $500,000 tho limit of cost of
the public building nt Troy. N. Y.;
for a building at Columbus, Ga., at a
limit of 100,000; authoring tho Sec
letaiy of the Treasury to extend tho
public building at Dallas, Tcvas, at a
cqst of $200,000; Senato bill for a
building at Atchison. Kan., at a C03t
of $100,000 (amended by striking out
tho nppropilnting clause); forabuildittg
nt Alexandria, Ln.. at a cost of $50,000;
lor a building nt Haultou, Mo . at n
cost of $50,000. (In opposing this bill
Mr. Cannon of Illinois criticized somo
of tho figures given in tho report, which
called foilh tho lemark from Mr.
Iioulellc of Maine that tho flgnies wero
collect. They weioMaino figures; thero
was not a cent of lngglng.in them). For
a building at Lynn, Mas"s., nt a cost of
$125,000; increasing by $50,000 tho
limit of cost of tho public building at
Spiingfltld, Mo.; for a building nt 13 iton
Ilouge, La., at a cost of $100,000; for a
public building at Ftemont. Nob., at a
cost of $00,000.
Tho committee then nioso and ic
potted thu bills to tho House, which
immediately ioimed itself In a small
deadlock. Theio was no quorum to
pass the bills, aud the. fiiends of tho
lucasuies would not consent to an ad
journment. Finally the picvious ques
tion was otdeicd on nil the bills, nud it
was ngreed that thoy bb consldeicd
Tueday moining, twenty minutes de
bate to bo allowed on each hill.
Tho Houo then at 0.50 adjourned.
IliuIncsH ln Coimnlltco,
A fid) tommlltco of tho Senato Com
mittee on Appropiiations had under
eonsidrrntlon ycstciday tlio Urgent De
ficiency bill. Sccrelaiy Ti.icy appeared
befoio tho commlttco to explain tho
need of somo nppioprlatlons. This Is
the fiist nppropiiation bill which tho
Senato Commlttco has taken up.
Colonel W. 13. Merrill of tho Engi
neer Corps mado an nigumcnt beforo
tho Illvcrs nnd lliubors Committee of
the House yesterday in favor of a liberal
nppropiiation for Improving tho Ohio
Itivcr below Davis Island.
J. T. Pratt of New York, president
of tho AVino nnd Liquor Dealers' Asso
ciation, addressed tlio IIouso Commit
tee on Alcoholic Liquor Trnlllcyestoiduy
in fin or of tho passago of tho bill intro
duced in tho IIouso by Kepresentatlvo
J. D. Tayloi to provide tor a commis
sion to Investigate: tho subject of alco--hollc
Tho Hook Creek I'nrk,
All tho incmbcis of the IIouso Dls
tiict Commlttco In town, except Chair
man Giout, who wont to call on tlio
Picsldcnt, drove out to tho proposed
Itock Creek Park and made nn exami
nation of tho silo.
Tho mcmbeis of tho committee wcro
unanimous and enthusiastic In their ad
miration and approval of tho site.
, llio Cliiimlloi-Citll Uontrot or'.
The Senato Commlttco on Pilvllegcs
and Elections yesterday had under con
sideration tho losolutlon offered by Mr.
Chandlei in lcbpect to tho Inteipolntlon
by Mr. Call of cci tain remarks In his
speech on tho murder of W, H. Sjiun
dcrs in Floiida a week or two ago.
Mr. Chandler charged that Mr. Call did
not utter on tho floor of tho Senato
what tho lecord was mado to say hu
did, and ho asked tho Committee on
Fil lieges nnd Elections to report
whether or not that was cause for con
miliig Mr. Call, and also to report to
what extent n Senator may go In dobato
and ktep within parliamentary bounds.
Mr. Call attacked tho accuracy of tho
report of his speech, but tho com
mlttco decided to recommend that the
record of that day's proceedings shall
contain tho report of Mr. Call's speech
according to tho notes of tlio official
reporter. Tlio question of tho. limit of
debato within parianicnlnry 'bounds,
the commlttco will rccomment be ro
fencd to tho Commlttco on Hiilca for
The commlttco will nlso ask th it tho
Commlttco on Rules bo requested tore
port an amendment to tho rules, bv
which the columns of tlio llecord will
bo protected from Interpolations of any
niontnnik'n Nnontorlnl fight.
Tho Senato Committee on Privilege!
nnd Elccllonsjycstcrday, by a narty vote,
decided to recommend to the Senate
that Power and Saunders, tho Republi
can Scnntors, bo seated. Tho ground
tho majority of tho committee will take
Is, that tho Itcnubllcan IIouso of Mon
tana wns tho legal House, as Its mem
bers held tho certificates of election
from tho election officers nnd was recog
nized as tlio legal IIouso by the State
Senator Tttrplo did not agrco with
either tho majority or minority, but was
of opinion Ibat no election of Senators
had been accomplished, aud that tho
caso should lie remitted to the Stato of
Montana for action. Ho may make an
independent report to that effect.
Tho report of tho commlttco will not
be mado for bcvcraldays. Tho presenta
tion of tho reports will bo the signal for
a long debate, and It may bo several
weeks before tho Senate votes on tho
Tho sub commlttco of tho IIouso
AVorld's Fair Commiltco held a meet
ing ycstciday. Tlio Chicago delega
tion was present nnd went over the bill
line by line, completing soven sections
of tho bills. Tho changes aro not of
Telegrams wore received from Chi
cago assuring the commlttco of the ex
cellent flnancinl standing of the signers
of tho guarantee fund. Mr. Qago said
ho regarded tho signers as worth $10,000,
000. The Illinois Congressional dele
gation met tho visiting Chicagoans at
dinner last night to map out tho future
of tho campaign.
Tho Mudd-Compton contested elec
tion caso from the Fifth Maryland dis
trict will be called up in tlio House on
next Thuisday. The outlook Is that
Comptnn's name will bo "mud," too,
when tho vote is taken.
WuHlilnKtun'x I)n In tho Uouse Hills
on tho Cnlondiir,
To monow is District day in the
House. There aro on the cilendar two
bills which "havo already passed tho
Senato and havo been favorably ro
pm ted by the House District Commit
tee. Ono 1 elates to shortening tho
ttims of impiisonment of tho Inmates
of tlio jail and tlio workhouse for
cood behavior. Tho "other vests all tlio
right and title to square 1002 in the ves
liy of Christ Chinch.
Thero aicnlso two tax bills on tho
calendar. One prescribes the time of
snle and notice of sale of propeity for
taxes overdue; the other fixes tho rate
of intcicst nn arrearages of acnem! and
special taxes now duo, piovidcd they
aio paid within a given time. Both
bills v.cic prepared by Chairman Grout.
Finally, thero aio tlueo railroad bills
on the calendar. The fust one amends
the chaitir of the Auacostia and Po
tomac Itler Ilailioad; It has pissed
the Senate, but lias been amended by
the House committee. Tho second ono
amends llio chailer of tlio Georgetown
and Tennnllj town Hind; it lias pissed
the Senato. The thiid ono amends tho
chattel of the Ecklngton nnd Soldieis
Homo Itoad; It uuthoilcsthc company
to extend Its tracks as follows:
Hcglnulnjrhit Intersection of New York
avenue mid riftli street northwest, south
along Fifth street northwest 10 G stroet
northwest, and Iucgco west along (I street
northwest to the cast lino of Fifteenth
street, northwest, and aUo, beginning at
at the present terminus of Its cemetery
branch 011 the c 1st sldoof Lincoln avenue,
and tlicnco northerly alone Lincoln avenuo
to a point opposite tlio entrance to
Gleiiviood Cemetery, and also, beginning
at the iLlerseotlon of New York avenuo
and Ninth Capitol street, thenco noith
nloimfulil strcit to tho south bound ules
of the mounds of tho Soldiers' Home;
provided, that If electric whes or cables aro
used to pi opel its cms over said streets
from New York avenuo and Fifth to Fif
teenth street northwest tho same shall bo
Overhead wiles may be used on
Noilh Capitol stieet. Tho company is
to be allowed to incieaso its capital
stock $175,000 to pay for these im
provements. Unless llio Dlsliict is euchred out ot
its day to morrow, as it has been many
a time In tho past, tome, if not all of
Ihcfo bills will bo passed, or othenviso
Dually disposed of.
Silt. JU'COMAS AND HIS HILL.
Tlio IMnrjlnmler l.splulnn His Measure
to l'revcnt Gcrrjmumlerlng
"Tho trick of gcrrioiandciing a State Is
quickly practiced by eachparty when It ob
tains power," said Mr. McComas last night,
speaking of his bill. "It Is a sin against
rcpicscutatlvo government to permit tho
ledlstrlctlng ot lepiestutlves toCougicss
to depend upon tho fortunes of every local
election, upon tlio caprices of every Stato
majority. Thus wo build tho United States
IIouso of Iicprcsciitatlvcsonshlftlugsiiids.
Communities long allied lu representation
aro suddenly torn apait. Neighborhoods
are sepaiated; communities remote fiom
each other aie suddenly united In repre
sentation. I11 territory, districts are formed
like stais and like shoestrings."
Mi. McComas then cnlorcd into a long
explanation ot thodeUIla of his bill. He
eajs that decisions of tho Siipicino Couit
show his bill to bo constitution il and that
its conunon-laft' views are sound. Tho
bill Is intended, among other things, to
leader tho recent Maryland aud Ohio ro
dUtilctlng laws null nud void,
llio bill Is beforo tho IIouso Commlttco
on tho election ot l'rcsldeut, Vlco-l'resl-dent
uud Itcpicsoiitallvcs in Congress. It
will bo considered by llio committee next
Wcducsda), and will no leportcu iavorouiy
to tho House, vi hue It will excite warm
discussion. Hut It Is believed it will pass.
If It becomes a jaw, tho I'lftj-seeond Con
gress v 11 1 bo chosen from tho present dis
tricts, tho riftj-thlrd from the now ones,
based on tlio eleventh census.
On 1:111 opean VVutors,
Napus, March 8. Tho stoaraers At
lanta, Chicago, and Boston, of tho Ameri
can Equadron of evolution, havo arrivod
hero, Ihey will icnialn a foitnlght, and
will then proceed to Corfu and Venice,
tho Yorktown icmaluliig at Leghorn,
ItloJAMUlo, March 8, It Is olllclally
denied that tho Government has rcsolrod
to promulgate n constitution, prior to tho
mcetlug of tho Constituent Assembly,
Off rastuot Wyoming, Now York, for
At Now York 8tcamer Mortlak, from
Humburg; La Dretague, from Havre.
FIRING UNDER WATER.
DEADLY POSSIBILITIES OF AN AMER
United Slitlfs Jlcn-oI-Wnr Titoroit tlio
frenchmen Torpedoes Whirl Trim
to tho Mnrlc Our llluo JaclinU In
ViLi.KKnAKcnn, FiUNcn, Feb. 23.
Heavy showers of rain ushered In tho
anniversary of tho birth of Wash
ington, but about 10 o'clock tho
sun burst out In all its brilliancy, 11
ncntlc brce70 swayed tho gay bunting,
with which everything that lloitod was
decked, tho beautiful Alpcs-inaritime's
looked thtlr bluest and loveliest and
all was sereno ngain. At midday 105
guns thundered across tho bay, tho
smoko of their charges entirely ob
scuring tho vessels.
Our squadron wns not tho only ono to
do honor to the "Father of His Coun
try." A division of tho French fleet
which we had beforo fallen In with at
eca, consisting of tho iron-clads Trident
(tho flagship of Hear Admiral Aide),
Redoubtable, and Admiral Daudln, and
tho torpedo cruiser Milan, weio arrayed
from stem to stern in bunting. Tho
Trlhcn fired in unison with us at mid
day. Visits wcro exclinngcd between
Adn irai "Walker nud tho Fiench ad
tniial, and saluto3 weio II red m they
departed from each other's vessels.
It Is usual on our vessels on Wash
ington's birthday to mrango boat races
and other sports, but on this occasion
tho day passed over very quietly, possi
bly on account of the hard week's drill
and the gaieties ot tho preceding week.
On Friday tho Uamphlno, a small
steamer chartered by llio Ilotchkiss
Ordnance Company, n"rrlved in tho har
bor for the purposo of experimenting
with the Howell automobile toipcdo.
This torpedo, since its invention, has
been a most formidable rival of
the Whitehead and with con
tinued improvements has devel
oped Into a most desirable and re
liable destructive weapon. In tho
afternoon it was given four very severe
tests, tho first three at n range of B00
metres (about BU0 yaids) and tlio last at
a range of SOOmetics. A target con
sisting of a light lopo netting "forty or
fitly yards in length and twenty feet
deip, weighted at the bottom and
floated with buoys, was placed 300
metres from the discharge tube.
To indicate the ccntio nf the target a
led flag was displayed fiom a stiflf and
aflcr every dischaigo tho laiget would
be hauled up, the Iiijuied meshes
located, and the true scoic accurately
obtained. In the first three tri ds the
toijedo was set for 330 metres'
distance and 21 metres submer
Mmi. In order thoroughly lo un
til rctnnd the working of the tor
fido, it is necessity to ndd
that motion is imparted to it by
the momentum of a llv wheel set in
1 lipid motion by a steam power gen
erally 9,000 levolutions befoio tho'tor
pedo is launched and that its submer
sion is controlled by an automatic sub
mersion regulator, which can bo set tor
any desired depth. Each timo it was
aimed at tho target tho torpado never
struck moro lhan"a metre's length hori
zontally from tho centie of tho tarsret.
while the depth was -absolutely coue'et
in every instance.
Tho taigct w as hauled up and the
toipcdo was set for 800 mcties 9,000
icvolutions momentum depth 2
metres. Tho icsult was most giatlfying.
The torpedo daited like lightning on lis
subaqueous courso and after Us momen
tum had given out and it floated to the
turfaec, it was found by leciprocil
boilings nnd measurement that its
com so had been a direct hori70nt.1l
line, depth, as indicated by thoicgister,
Our Government lias already adopted
thu Howell torpedo and a largo number
nic being manufaettucd at Piovidcnco,
It. I. In view of its Into success ln
France, it will not be surprising if it is
geneinlly adopted by all the great mari
Toipedoes nud toipcdo warfare, en
gaging, ns they do, mo3t seiious atten
tion of tho most eminent naval minds
in the world, ought not to be unintor
citing to tho geneial public. The
Howell toi pe(lo,"whleh is American in
every paiticular, by It3 gyioscoplc piin
clple, is the only toipcdo cutiiclyaulo
mnlic in maintaining Its diicction. It
has no ballast, but, after launching,
automatically takes tho depth for which
fct and diieets itself in a vcitlc.tl
plane. Its courso in a hoiioutal
piano is stiaight and indepen
dent of tho action of depleting
foices. It steers itsell nutomaticdly,
though not in tho simu sense as a
boat. A boat Is kept nn Its emu so by
tho use of a milder when foiccd off it
by any agency, but thu torpedo w lien
nclid"on by slmilai etcrioi loicessim
plv rolls to tho tighter left, and this
lolling causes tho icgulalor to civo a
suits or impult-es to vortical litddi'i.s,
which produces a lcMiltiut 011
the toipcdo opposito to that
given by tho eteiior dellot'ting
foice. The result Is that tho toipedo,
having been lolled by a deflecting
force, is lolled hick to nnimal position
by the automatic action of tlio liuldeis,
thcic having been no change in tho
oiiglnnl direction or course. This
directing forco was piactically testod
with a small thiity-lnch model, having
n fifteen pound ily-vvhcci, by a boaid
ot United States ordnanco officers, who
attempted to linn it iu the vvntci nud
deflect It without success.
At tho test the propeller was de
tached, tho wheel revolving 9,030 times
pi 1 minute.
Tlio ofllceisof tho French fleet wero
much Impressed with tho exhibition of
thu torpedo and spoko In high terms of
its superioiity. Tho Chicago's ofliccrs
will enlortaln lho ofliccrs of tho French
squadron at dinner to-morrow evening,
vvhilo lho Hoston looks foiwnid to
giving a hop on Tuesday afternoon.
Tho general health is good.
Thosquadion villi vuobablv sail for
Genoa on tho 20lh, with lho exception of
tho Yorktown, which is expected to
piocccd to Speia.
Tho naval brigade of tho squadron
will laud neain to-moriow.
TWO M:VV KM'r.OSlVLs.
SuctrfcBfiil Kxporlmontii With lliumon
ellti ami SnuiliolesH Gunpowder,
A series of experiments were mado at tho
Navy-Yard jesterduy afternoon with the
now smokeless explosives luveuted bj
Stephen H. Emmons. Tho experiments
wcro Intended to demonstrate tho safety
and efficiency of his two explosives, Ono is
called rmincii6lto, and Is Intended for tiso
In torpedoes and shells, and tho other (lei
bite, which Is a smokeless powder suitable
for fire-arms and ordnanco.
Tho experiments comprised tho actual
matiufaeturo of a considerable qiuntlt) of
l'uiniinello ln tho presencoof tliospccta
tors.followcd by a series of tests which dem
onstrutid that It could not bo exploded by
flro or concussion, and yet, when subjected
to the lulluenco of a prlmor charctd with
fulmiuato of mercury, It was considerably
more powerful than tho strongost grado of
A taft loaded with forty hcavj rallroil
His v as moored In lho water and a torpodn
charged with r.mmcnslto was exploded In
( lofo proximity. 1 ho effect producod was
tremendous, and was proiiouuccd by Secre
tary Tracy to bo tho finest ho had over wit
nessed. A magnificent column ol water, glittering
lllto u rainbow In tho bright sunshine, wi
projected to a height of fully 300 foot, car
rjltig with It a shower of httijo timbers,
which flew upward for an additional IlW
fdt. After this a cartridge) filled with
Kinmcnsltcs was fired at with a SprlngfioM
1III0 and cut In two without explosion:
whereas a cartrldgo of ordinary dynamite
Mmilarllly treated exploded violently.
After tills ascites of experiments wcro
mado with (Iclblte, the smokeless powdor,
which produced less nolso, less recoil and
liEfl fouling than ordinary gunpowder,
while tho quantity of smoko produced was
trilling, 'lho greatest satisfaction was ox
prcssul by tho eminent experts who wit
nessed theso tests, and tho goncral opinion
w as aptly summarized by Secretary Tracy's
observation that tho tests havo provod tho
United States to at length possess a high
explosive and n smokeless powder superior
to any jet experimented with by European
Mil. TAULIJKK'S CONDITION.
IIo 11ns Suirercit Intoimo I'aln, but
Thero In Still Hope
Tho condition of cx-Itcprescntattvo Taul
bec, who was shot by Correspondent Kln
cald, was much better yesterday morning
than for tho previous forly-clglity hours,
hehavitigValucd In strength and tiro out
look for his recovery being moro favorable.
II wns stated that he had taken somo broth
and ictalncd it on his etornacb.
In tho evening a conferenco was
had bow con Dr. Ilayne, Surceon
(lencral Hamilton and Dr. Frederick.
They found that tho favorable
svmptoms which existed during tho
day had passed away. Tho patient was
mora delirious and suffering Intense
pain. Hypodermic Injections 1ml
to bo used to allay tho pain
and the doctors think that tho chances aro
decldcdlv unfavorable At the tlmo of Is
suing tho bulletin tho patient's temper
ature was 10'J.
At tho Provldcnco Hospital this morning
at 2 o'clock tho condition of tho sick
man was said to bo unchanged. At
times ho seemed to rally, and then
again thero would como a ehango for tho
woisc. Tho nuifo said thac they were not
apprchcnslvo of any matirlal change for
theworsc during the night .
IlIlOTIliniS Ol' THE IKON HAND.
An Imnoitnnt Jovvlsli Ordor to Con
vene Horn Tn-duy.
Hot,. Simon Wolf will to day call to order
at Edcl's Hall tho annual convention of tho
Jewish order of Kosher Shel Ilarzcl, which
being Interpreted meaneth "Hrotheis of tho
lion Hand." This cvenlncr a literary and
mi'sleal entertainment will bo tendered by
lho local lodiccs to tho delegates; aud to
ir.orrpw at 1 o'clock tho President w 111 rc
(elve them nt tho White House. At 0
o'clock a banquet will bo given at Edcl's
Hall, to bo followed by a ball, to commence
1 1 10 p. 111.
'lho loial branches of tho orgmizatlon
aiccoinpotcd of the very best of our Jew
ish follow citizens, and' its work Is pmely
of a charitable and educational untitle. It
bis now three districts, 1, 0, and 4, No. 2
(( nllfornlii) having dropped out oivingto
11 difference about thaiitual.
Itrsldenls of tho huclior Mnto lto
orunnl7o an Old AkhocIiiMou.
The nmnauts of the old Illinois llcpnhll
can Atsoclatlou met at S o'clock last oven
lug In O. A. 1!. Hall for tho purposo of re
oigauization. 3Ii. T. L, Lamb, vlcc-picsl-deat
of theafsoclallon, was Invited to tlio
chair and Mr. D. L UouU. secretary, filled
his old place again to the satisfaction of tho
laiKO attend jnce.
After calling the meeting to order tho
chair announced that Mr. P. L Delaud,
the president, had tendered his resignation
and tho same was accepted On motion,
lho chair then appointed a commlttco on
1 c If Ion of tho constitution and b-laws,
consisting of the follow Ins gentlemen: A.
J. WhlltuUcr. A. Hunter, O. O. Iloss, J. V.
Dow nlug and James A lluchainu.
Itemarksvicro undo by Cicucral I!aIn,.J.
K Magle, J. It. Llttlowiul, A. J. Whit
liikci and J. E. Downing, tho teuor of
which was thedesliablllty pf organization
for tho purposes of bettci acqu ilntanco
nnd 111010 sociability nmnug lisldcntsot
the Sucker Stato at tho National Capital
The meeting adjourned at 10 o'clock, to
meet at 8 o'clock on Saturday even
CoIIcko IIojh ami Otltein Cnmnelo Tor
Ni.w Havt.n, Co-., March S. At tho
annual athletic meeting of tho Yale and
Second Itecliucnt clubs tlio mllo run was
won by Lloyd of Yale, with Trench
nf tho New Jersoy Athletic Club and
Howell Cheney of Ynloelosoat his heels.
Altogether, thero wcro 200 contestants.
The honors wcro qulto evenly dlvldod
between Yale, Hirvatd aud New York,
'lho referee was W. 1! Curtis, New York
Athletic Club, and tho hamllfippor wa-, E
t C'jitei, New York Atlilrtlc Club
the principal events
lift) vards dash v.inneis lu trills
Mbite, Ynle; HaC3, Harvaid; Dohnm,
I iiucctou; liobinsou, Yale; Demliur, Yale
iccii, Manhattan; Miller, Yale; Uowns,
Hnivaid; liothsehild, IlavarJ. Tho final
beat was won bj flieen; tluin, 5 4-j see
ends; Downs, Haivard, second.
The fcuclng was won bv W. . I. Sullivan
of Yale, wllh E. V. TiowbmLjo of New
1 avtu Club second
Mile walk won by C. ft. llardceu, Har
vanl, time, 7 minutes JtS tecoiuls; J. K.
l'undcrford, Yalo, second.
l'our hundred nud forty vards run, trials
won by Mor6e, Yale, and Lcutllhom, Yale.
Elual heat wou by C. II. l'lerro, Harvaid;
tirr.c, 67 1-5 seconds; J. McQuccuy, New
Mllo run, won by J Y, Lloyd, Yale;
time, four nilnutis, fivo seconds; W. S.
lieneli, New Jersey, second.
Tug-of-war, won by Pastime Athletic
( lub; lierkclcy Ljceiim, second.
l'ultlug tho shot, won b W 1'. Nugent,
New Haven. 37 feot,71 luchos.
Two bundled aud twentj jaids hurdle
race, wluncis In til.il heats, Lciittlholiu,
v. ale, nnd.F. C. I'ulTer, New Jerooy. Final
heat won by Leiitllhom, Yale, tlmo ;U 3-5
t ccoudb; E. E. Barnes, New York Athletic
llcuv Hoiiloiu o tor i:mlie7lcnioii(,
Cincimn vti, Maicu 8. At Lebanon,
Ohio, to-day Al. Orahnm, former auditor of
Warren Count)-, was sentenced, on his plea
of Kiitlty to the Indictment charging him
with embezzling thofuuiU of tho county to
tho amount of J'A'Jll. to be Imprisoned In
Ihcpcnltcntlarv for eighteen vcars nud to
paj a Huo of $180,422.
A llnttlmuro I'alluro.
Hil.TiMoiir, M11 , March S. William II.
(iraves of tho firm of Drown, ll raves it
Co , lumber and grain commission mer
chants, has mado 1111 Individual deed ot
trust to I'andolph Ilartou. A bond ot
$70,000 was lllod. Tho assignment Is ot
.Mr (iravt' peisonal and individual ostato
'llio Hallway Horror,
llm-Aio, March 8. Coroner Harvey J.
Tucker filed tho doath coitlllestoof all tho
klllid hi thu Hay View disaster oxcept Mrs.
llaucus today, Tho Injured persons aio
all Improving savo V. A Coombs of l'hlla
del hia, who Is confined to his bed with
high lev cr.
A Ilaliy In it Ilurrol,
Nashvim.1!, Ten, March 8. A barrel
wasfouud floating down tho Cauoy Fork
Itlvcr, and caught at tho mouth ot Indian
L'rcik, containing a live baby about a week
old. It had tloaied about eo onty miles.
"I'LL DASH TO PIECES,"
SAYS EMPEROR WILLIAM IN
Tlioro Who Oppono Met" Tim KiiUcr
Asiortn UN I'nrsonul Aiitlinrlt)
1'rlncn lllmnarok Jllny lloMnn Tho
(loiiunn 1'ross on tho Hltuatton,
fopyrlsht by tlio N. Y. Ass. Pros-lSK),
l!r.iiMN, March 8. Tho Government
has dech cd to open the business of the
Itclchstag with tho projects propucd
by the Council of State, tho foremost
of which nro bills icgulatlng work on
Sunday and restricting lho hours of
labor of women and children. Tho
more complex measures, relating to tho
hours of thu male adults' and mlncis'
work day, will bo reserved until the
I'rinco Ulsmnrck is going to lho
country on the bioad, simple nlatfoim
of the maintenance of tlio enicicnoy of
Tho moderation of tho tone of tlio
Centrist papers indicates the Intention
to form 1111 alliance with I'rinco Uls
mnrck If tho only lemainlng disabilities
of the Cnthollcs aro removed.
Tho anli-Anarchlstio bill Is the Em
peror's insplinlion, and was assented to
by I'rinco Ilismnick. It is tho nnti
Socialist law under a new name. The
exact piovisions of thu measure nro un
known, but it Is understood that the
expulsion clause of lho anti-Socialist
law is omitted, and that tlio bill nor-
,mlts a widen freedom of discussion In
the press aim on tho platform nnd
enacts severer penalties against tlio as
sailants of the crown and the govern
ment. The Emporoi 's speech at Urandonburg
on 'Wcdnesdny continues to excite tho
greatest public interest. The 0flicl.1l
version in the North German Qazctte,
instead of modifying, intensifies the
Emperor's declaration of nbsolutlsm.
Throughout tho speeeh the Emperor
asserted in tho must emphatic languago
his personal authority nnd his
responsibility to God. In tho
most remni liable passage, which
will bo forever memorable, he said: "I
see in the people and the land cntiusted
lo mo by God a talent which, ns the
lliblo says, it is my duty to increase. I
menu with all my strength to so trade
with my talent that I will be enabled to
add many another theieto. Thoso who
help mo 1 heartily welcome; those who
oppose me I'll dash to pieces."
"Dlejenlgen welcho sich nur bci
arbeit cntgegcnstcllen ycrschmcttere
Ich." Thu" final phrase evoked tho
liveliest comment. Tho seml-nlllclal
piess Holds that it is not to bo regal led
ns tbieatining moral opposilion, hu
II erely physical nud violent resistance
lo the law.
The l'oxmunian Uchhapo&t ursies the
rnqvior to establish a dictilnrshlp.
Cther papers ndvite the suppiesslon of
univeisal culfiage and the suspension
of the sittings ol tho Helchstag if thu
nj position hi mine a violent.
Tlio Iihcinhihe Westphulhchc ZcUuny,
a Hismnickian oigan, asserts 011 nil
thoiity that the Chancellor, freely cilti
1 Wng the risult of the electlous, said:
"Wc f-hall leave tho new llciehstag to
cook in it3 own iulec."
TheCcntiist Walvhalisehe Merlin' to
day nsseits that the Chancellorship
citMsis renewed, nnd that thu ictlio
incut nf Hismnick is immlnoiit. Tho
III licit) discloses thu cxtiavagant hopes
of the Cleiicnls of the caily triumph of
tho Vatican. "
'I he Socialists, Iuatisc and Itieck
mans, have been sentenced lo eighteen
months' imprisonment at haul laboi for
committing peijury nt the iccent So
cialist trial at Elberfeld. Gemnmi,
another Socialist, leceived a sentence ot
one year at haul labor for a similar
To-moriow will be the anniversary
of the death of Empeioi William I ,
nnd the da' will be ob3orved by tho
consecration of the Imperial mausoleum
at Charlottenbuig, in the picsenco of
tho Empeioi and his family. Tlio
bodies of AVilliam and Augusta havo
been placed in the new vault.
-jilcnrc b thu District .laden?
Motions for New 'Irlnl.
Nathaniel Guv,, a colored boy, convicted
In .lho Criminal Court of assaulting his
brother-in-law, James Dob'on, with Intent
to kill, wasjcstcrcla) sent by Judge Hagner
to the licform School until he was "21 )eais
Judge Illnglia in lnsurder consideration
n motion fm a new trial foi tho shop llftcis,
fcarah Lewis and Kato Filday.
A motion foi n new tilal has been filed
for Michael Meiuv, Diehard Mcauy,
Iionard riiiiilciiui, Diehard Cunningham
tii.tl I rank Ujune, tlio joung men con
li ltd of liavlui; stolen a watch fiom the
lit He Geiman tailor on Thirteenth street
Ictcph Shorlei, the joung colored boy
vlostulbcd bis companion with .1 fork,
'hiii which death resulted, was jtsterday
m nt lo the Albany jienitentlarj for two
a itru, jii:an thick.
Dli-cnlslfii; IIIuiboII In 1'emiilu Attlro
Hu llomlwlnltcil ttio I.111II01.
Uoi-Di ntow N, N. J., March 8. A tall
joung man, disguised as a female aud tep
rttcntluK himself lo bo an agent for ladles'
corsets nnd other underwcai, has been
tcktrg ordcis iu this city foi a few days
past. Ills sex was not dlscoieied until
jtsterday, when he madohls appcaianco at
n prlvato house ln Newtown, a few miles
Whin threatened with arrest ho ad
mitted that he had been making a liveli
hood lu this mannei foi some time. Ladlos
In this clly, from whom be received orders
and foi whom ho fitted them himself, aro
quite indignant over the matter.
i.AUJiCiiiMi or 1 111: coNcoui),
'lho I.nlotl Addition to Our N'n y
Ciii'STim, l'l., Match S.--Tbo U. S. gun
lont Coucord was succosslully launched
thta afternoon at 'J o'clock at Doachc's
shlpjard. Mies Miunlo Coatos, dMightci
of tho Major, christened tho vessel.
'lhc launching was witnessed by many
people, Including a largo delegation of
illUcus fiiim Jew York aud prominent
(iciitluncu fiom Coucord, from which the
visscl takes Its name. Judgo Johu 3. Kcvos
and Chester Fiench wcro among the latter
and brought with them a handsome statu
ctto, rcpicscutlng a intuute man, from the
cllUens ot Coucoid as a pitscut to the
officers of this leccnt addition to tho navy.
MISS -OI.KV yi.ANII KHi'KIYIM.
Tlio Author or "HI Honor" Culled on
b) I.I tiu .n J rrlonda,
Miss Cynthia Clovekiud, author of "See
baw" and "Ills Honor," held a icccptlon
betweeu & and 7 o'clock last evening at
tho Stratlunoro Arms, which was attended
by about S0 guests, a number ot thorn
members ot tho nowspaper fratcrnltj'.
Miss Cleveland was assisted by Cougioss
incn l'lcklcr of South Dakota, Mis. Con
gressman Mason of Chicago, Mrs. Con
gressman Cooper of Indiana, Mrs. Con
gressman Vauechalck of Milwaukee Mrs.
t eiigrcesmaii Tickler, Mrs. M, D. Lincoln
(llifsio lleach), prcshleut of tho Women's
National I'rcss Asssoclatlou; Mrs. Goucr.il
George E. l'lckclt, Miss Mario Decker and
Miss Joinimn. lho ri piescntatloin wero
mudo by Cotigrusiiiui l'lcklcr.
Among those present wcro Mrs. Major
I). A. HhcIh', U S A.! Editor Smile of tlio
Washlimton llnnhl, Mrs. Mold. Mls Hurt,
Mrs. Cruiidall, Mlfs Itlchards, Miss Nlminii
of tho Star Mr. (Icorgo I'iekolt. MIm Co
vert of tho Washington W, Miss Ljill 1
I'll tchcr, (itiier.il V right, Uoniinlstlnnoi of
Statistics: Mr. and Mrs A. F. Sperrv, Mr.
and Mis Eldrldse Smith, Mrs. lle-tva Lock
wood, Mlfs Jean Loekwond, .Mrs. Wood,
Mis Ilubbllt, Mrs. 1'epper, Editor (Irecu
of lho ltitp(rr (Va.) r.nmtunt, wllh his
mother mid sIMcr; doners! Wrluhl, U fe.
A and Ciiptutn and Mrs. Merrill, Mrs
Elcctra Sinllli. Mis. M. McL King, MiJ'ir
King. Mr. and Mrs, J, L. MeCreary and
Miss Enill) L. Shciwood.
'IIILY AM, IIKXV IT.
T'liulnpniil mill itonufvclt Know Noth
ing of llio roullio I.otlnr,
Civil Service Commissioners Thotipsoii
and Dooctvilt wcro jtsterday Intervlovol
by Tun CittTio rcgirdlug tho chario ma lo
lu the I'ust of jestcrday inomliiK that they
wcro cognizant of tho letter from William
Dudley 1'culke, which was published In the
St. Louis Jteiiutilie and New Jork. Times,
and had had a hand In Its composition.
The letter hinted that some Government
ofllcljls hero nro helping In the attack 011
lho Civil Sirvlco Commission, nud men
tioned several names of Uiojo nlleged to
have hi en active ln this work.
Commissioner Ihompsou said: "You
maj snj for me that tho statements made
aio fnlo from bigliinlug to end."
Commissioner lioDsev oil sabl: "I would
very much rasher not talk about tlilfl nut
ter. I expect Mr I'uulko will himself deny
tho cliarj;o lu toto, and that, I consider,
would be better thnn for mo to do so, but
If jou would very much prefer something
definite, ple.iso say that the statements of
Mr. Ilatton arounquiillfledly false. Further
than this I would rather not speak at pres
ent." Mr. Toulko Is out of the clly, but Mr.
I.atie, his pilvato secretarj-, said that ho
knew all about tho preparation of the let
ter, and that neither Messrs. Thompson nor
Dooscvclthad anything to do with it.
CHICAGOANS NOV HIUiaiNO.
( liiiltiiuin Scott Shvh VVurldV rutr
1'iiimIh IIhvo Not Hoan Sollcltoil.
Chicago, March 8. Chairman Scott of
the Chicago World's Fair executive com
mlttco Issued a card to-night calling atten
tion (0 published reports that certain
prominent gentlemen of Chicago, includ
ing Messrs. Fcrd. W. I'cck, Mr. 8. W. Al
letton, E. T. Jcftrojs, C. I'. Hutchinson
and others wero In tho East soliciting sub
crilptlnnti for tho World's Fair under nil
thoritj from the Major of Chicago.
The fact Is that such statements aro ut
terly devoid of truth. Messrs. i'cck,
Allerton, Jeffrey, Hutchinson aud others
havo been In Chicago during thu wholo
tlmo mentioned nud there have been no so
licitors employed, directly or Indlrectlj-, by
hlcago, wlili or without the sanction of the
Oklahoma itoovimis aioviNfi.
Mruntilns Into Ihn Clieroliro Strip anil
St. Louis, Feb. 8. Tho latest advices
fie ru Oklahoma Territory nro to the effect
Ihtt not only scores, but hundreds of
prrlile schooners tilled with "lioomcrs"
'tinting fo cl.olco claims are moving
vcr 1 In- Cherokee Strip in all dluuliiiio,
111 d that sluelc men and parties with gnus
on tlulr shoulders who claim to bo hunters,
tut who aro really selecting land, nio en
countered dally. " There 1 apprehension
that tho mllltarj will bo ordered tooled
Hum, but thegineral opinion Is that the
Government will allow them to leinatu and
their hopes are 1 mining hlj:h.
TOO 1'ONI) OT Till! CIKI.S
Mr. 3hurIow's Frlvollt.v DefcnM lllin
lor an i:idur-liti.
Ct viiicni.AM), Jin., March 8. 'Ihcro
were twelve candidates for elders' orders
before the Iialtlmoro M. E. Conference to
claj. Nino were admitted W. II. Geoghe
gau, Harry I). Mitchell, Henry
M.inn, Charles E Guthrie, Gcorgo It.
bltner, Charles (). Mace, Jacob II. Wll
nldc, Hobeit W. II. Wccch nnd William A
Carroll William C. lliian of tlio Mlddlc
burg I hurtu was continued at trial at his
-vir. II. lliuilow wasnuiionncca forilder
slup. and passed well lu his examination,
which should have lalsed him to 11 preaeher
bad It not I cm for tho ob)ectlon of liev.
.Mr. 1'rlce, vt ho said he Ind heard Mi.'lhur
low was not ndaptid to the mlnhtiy
Fiom this rcmaik grew n heated discus
sion. Dcv. Gcorgo C. Il.il.ci, tho presiding
elder of the Fredeilck district, In which
Dawliugs, Mr. Ihurlow's station Is located,
tc-ok llio part of the jouthtul pastor, and
eald he regarded hlm ns a worthy
candidate When asked bj a member
wluthci licliad hcaid anjthing about Mi.
Ihurlow, Mr. Dakci said. "V.s; I have
1 card that he, when iu the company ot
girls, was loo frivolous, but may wo not
have all been frivolous when of Ids ago""'
This caused a roar of Inughier lu Dm con
fcrcuc c,w hlch lasted fur somo time. The dis
cussion waxed lint, and was stopped by
Illshop Merrill calling for n vote, which ie
suited against Mr. 'lliuilow, and ho was
continued for another jear. Mr. Thurlow
tald to those aiound him: "Well, I don't
think I'll staj. This treatment is unjust,
iii.i I villi not rcmnlii in tho conference."
IIo li about 21 jear3 of age. Tho name
of Mr Henrj W. Jones wjs tho next an
110111 (td for eldership. He, too, wacou
tlnucil on trial because ho was "peculiu."
Indians All Hlght,
MlM.vroil, Miss , March b. Captain
'1. W. Tidd, Government timber Inspector
for the Indian", irturncil todiv from a
tilp to tlio Itcd Lako aud While Earth In
dian ogendes. He sujsthat lho reports
cficulatrd about destitution among the In
dian: of these reservations are all false.
Couldn't Work mill Counterfeited
Kroia'K, low v, March S. A man named
Micphnid wasnrreitcel to daj charged with
making counterfeit niouej-. Ho confessed
bis guilt and told a pitiful talo about his
famllj starving and not being ablo to get
woik. Commissioner Loach held him for
the Federal Jurj in tlio sum of $1,003.
Com mi if, G v., March 8. Tho city au
thoiitles and board of trade havo united lu
a memorial to tho l'an -American Congress
setting forth the claims of Columbus as 0110
of lho most Interesting and Important cities
In tho State, and asking that tho congress
I'lilliiduliiliin VI on,
Monn.r, Aiv , .March S. Tho llrooklyn
and Philadelphia baseball clubs arrived
hero to daj from Savannah aud plajoel lu
thu picsenco of B00 people. Thu weather
was raw, but clear. Scoro: Philadelphia,
0, llrooklju, I, In seven Innings.
Ronl In Dulcotii.
Sr. I'm, Miss, Mareh S. A Cham
berlain. S. J)., special to tho Vloneer
l'i eta sajs: Another vein ot soft
coal was to-day dlscovereil about eight
inllcs south of thlscitj on the west side of
Mormons oitr llyt
ItAiTiMour, Mn, March S. A colony
of Latter Day Saints in Man land Is elect
ing n chapel n fow vards north of llaldwlu's
Station, Cecil Countj, cm the Philadelphia
extension ot the lhdtiuiore and Ohio llatl
roael. Nuvul ClliIet'H Inhibition.
Assai-oi i, M11 , March S. An athlotlo
tournament was givou tonight Iu tho
gMiinasluiu under the auspices of the
United States Naval Academy Athletic As
sociation. I'ostpoueel oil Account of llnln.
Jackomii ir, Flv., Maich fi. Tho
rhtladelphia t hlcago game In St. Vugus
tlue was postponed to day on account ot
rain. The will plaj Mondsj afternoon,
HER EVIDENT CONNECTION WITH
THE DENWCLL TRAGEDY.
New l'.lrinnnl or Al) story nnd l'osnllilo
t'tlmo In Connertlon wllh tho Mur
der Tim Jui) Charge tlio Woman
with liming (lullt) Kliowlcdgo,
1'iunc:ton, O.ST., Jlarch 8. Tho
Inquest on lho remains of V. C. Ben
well was resumed this morning. Policy,
the voting man who accompanied Hen
well nnd Ilurchell to this countiy, was
taken to lhc gravo of the murdered
mnn. lie recognised the dead mnn as
licnwcll. I'cliey was the flrst wltncs.
IIo told tho story of his acquaintance;
with Iluruhctl and Hcnncll much as ho
did at Niagara Falls.
Borne points lu his evidence aro worth
noticing as nlfectinu lira. Ilurchell.
Hosworo that Mrs. Ilurchell spoko to
hlm nbotit the faun, the farm house,
and llio servants in tlio farm hoii'.c.
Shu tohl him she was not well satisllcel
with cither faun ltfo or farm servants,
the former being lonely, nnd the lntter
being unsuitable. I'elloy believed lhat
Mrs. Hurchcll knew of tlio plot con
ceived by her husband to defraud him,
and that sho was a partner in thu fraud.
Other testimony wns to tho elTect
that liuichell and a stranger, wealing 11
cape coat, wcic seen at Eastwood Sta
tion on tho day of the minder; that
they were seen filler on tho highway,
ninr where Ilenwell's body was found,
and Hcnw ell's cape coat was Identified
as llio ono worn by Hurcliell'H com
punion; and that Hurchcll was seen 10
turning alone, with muddy trousers
and blood on his clothing. Tho jury
retited, and, in less than an hour, re
turned n vi'rdict Hint llenwcll camo to
his death at tho hands of lioginald
Dtirchell, alias Somerset, nnd impli
cating the wife ns having guilty knowl
edge nf the crime nfter its commission.
Under tlio law of Canada a wife can
not bo punished for shielding her hus
band, nnd Iherefero Mrs. Hurchcll can
not be made aceissory nfter the fact In
the general sense of lho term.
"Woodhtock, Ont., March 8. New
and sensational developments are creep
ing out lu connection with the llenwcll
tiapuly, and the question now is
whether Ihere havo not been at least
Some two or three years ago a young
Englishman, Neville II. l'ickthall,
camo hcio nnd about 11 year ago hu
purchased a fiiim six miles south of
this place. About four montli3 ago ho
mniricd the daughter or his minister.
On February 10 last I'lcktbiill raised
$1,000 on n mortgage on his farm and
left here, saving to Ids wife: "I am
going to double this money before I
come back." He was seen at Niagai.i
Falls that night nnd Hi en said he was
going to Now York to meet his sister.
Tho testimony in tlio Hurchcll ex
amination showed that he reached Now
Tnik nnd thero met tlio Heuwclls.
fcdncc then no Iraco of him has been
found ami no word has been recei veil
fiom hlm. His dlsappcaiance caused
n stir nt tlio time, and the police sent
difcilpllons of him all over tho coun
tiy. Thu theory now Is that he was en
ticed lo New ork by Ilurchell with
Hie expectation of making n largo Bum
of money, nnd that ho was put out of
the way lor Ihn money that ho carrlcel
with him. A search m Hurche','s
baggage will bo inudo for auytL.ug
that might give a cluo lo Plckthall's
gi:m:i:ai. isahnu.vi iio.oki:i.
Itiiiiiiuetpil li) Ills Now York rolltlc.il
mill l'oionitl Frlcuelri.
Ni vv Yonic, March 8. Tho members ot
the staif of tho Now York Ilrlgade iu tint
Inaugural paraelo of President Harrison
united to night in a recognition of the
many public services of tho marshal of thu
brigade, Gen. Hcnrj A. Harnum, and held
n big banquet nt tho Windsor IIouso and
presented to hlm a mignillcent Juergeson
ciidinelcd gold watch with n dlnmond
locket and chain. Chauncoy M. Dcpew
made n felicitous presentation speech, and
Geuenil Uarnuui icplicd happllj. Colonel
E. O. McAIpIn presided.
;siii3 cm:i:r.i:i) unit hoy.
I'rlollgliter IIcIloionN ."Mother
llCNSC'l 11 Irt VIutoi.il,
WiLKTSiiAiinc, Pa., Maich 8. Jack
Hefferon and John Carter, two heavy
weights, fought twenty-four rouuds this
noridng near Mill Creek, four mllci from
lure, for ''ICO a side. After a desperate
light Hefferon was declared tho winner lu
the t went j -fourth lound. Both men wero
Among tho eighty spectators present was
Mrs. Urldget llciTcroii, the mother of ono
of Hie contestants, who checied hei boy
011 When he was declared the winner sho
elasped him lo her arms after which she
took him homo and dicsscd his Injuries.
I olli'glunh VV lio Will Contest for II te
J'iiiscctos, N .1 , March b Tho U11I
vtisltj Piucball Nine, lu all likelihood,
will be ec moused as follows, ns those men
He ned have been measured forthelr suits
ritehcrs Amos, ".to, and L. Youug, 'nj
eutcher,;Hiokiiw, '02; flist base, Dana, '01
(captain), second base, A Young, "J3,
bird base, Watts, '01; shortstop, Knicker
bocker, "Jl; centro Jfleld. Durell, left field,
I'jjnc, '01; light field, McMUlau, '01.
Shot ror seduction
Coicviim, S. C, March S. Gcorgo
Turner, u wealthj mill ow ncr of Valley
Falls, Spartanburg Countj, jesterday shot
and killed his brother In-law, Edward
Finger, n joung mm 2.1 joars old,iu a
qunrrel about a family scandal. Turner
surrendered to tho sheriff to daj-. Ho was
uccii-ed bj I'lugcr of seducing his ( Finger's)
sister, Turner's sister-in-law.
A Dciiell) spotted l'evtir.
N vi-uv ili n, Tnss , March b. Thoro is
great excitement In the vicinity of Foun
tain Head, Sumner County, this Stato, over
the appeal anee of spotted lever or malig
nant meningitis. 'I hero have been soveu
deaths, and there are several now casen
Thoso who took ltllvo onlyashoit time,
some djlug Iu twenty-four hours.
AgulliKt tho Clgiiretto.
ElciiMOSD, Va , March 8. Tho Governor
has signed a bill prohibiting tho sale ot to
bacco, cigars, or clgaicttcs to bojs under
10 j cars oi ago.
Is tub I'ist few veais suburban prop
erlj has proven the most profitable form
of investment lu the District, and lu that
portion of Marjlaud Immediate!) adjacent
to lho nation's domicile fortuuoa have been
made, wbllo tho Improvements havo been
nothing short of marvelous. Iu this e 011
ueetlun attention Is called to the adiertl.se
mint, In another column, of Mr J. II. Hert
ford, who Is offering somo wonderful In
ducemeuts lu piopcrtj at Forost (lieu,
Md., one ot the most beautiful and healthy
places In the State Homes may bo secured
by those In limited circumstances, vvhilo
for capitalists a most excellent opportunity
presents Itself. Mr. Hertford will oxplaiti
tho advantages ot Forost Glou, at 1410 (I
street northwest, at any time.
Locul Weather 1'orecnst,
.Toi fie District of Columbia iMeitr trr,
Mrii!antl, 1 mimia, and West irqnva,fa r
t mhervnt t Monday nloht, warmer S vh
a it Jferiewy, iterla vttc ty tri nt.