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The Washington 0
22D YEAE NO. 6,755.
WASHINGTON, B. C WEDNESDAY EVENING, MARCH 20, 1890.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
The Opening of the Spring Season at
the Palais Royal.
The Storo Decorations and tho Souvenirs
of the Thirtconth Annual Exhibition
of Spring-Tirae Dross Fashions.
This la an advertisement, but slnco It treats
of what must bo In tho thoughts of most
women tliolr Kanter costume It oannit
but bo of Intcrost. Visitor and Into rea
douts wilt lenrn from thoso who h tve lived
hero during tho last thirteen yoars that It
has been on annual enstom of tho l'alals
Itoyal to open tho Bprlng Soason with a
grand exhibition, during which the new
SprlnR NoTcltles nroofforud, for certain days,
nt special prlcos, as a Souvenir of tbeso "open
Tho Thirteenth Annual Spring "Openlni,"
which Is now taking place, has nlroadyre'
cctTcd tho favorable notice of tho press and
public. Tho storo dccoratlons-Rroon and
white have boon pronounced tho most artis
tic and beautiful yet socn In this city, But
more Important to tho practical mind aro
tho Souvenirs of tho occasion. Shall wo first
glance nt dress floods as an Illustration?
60o. DRESS GOODS FOR to.
The colors In tbo Sergos and Cashmere In
cludo Amethyst, Old Hose, Heliotrope, Tan,
Gray, Golden Brown and Black. Tho Cash
meres having tho Henrietta Finish aro termod
by somo merchants Uenriottas.
Now look at tho 42-Inch Black Mohair Drll
llantlncs. Can, does any racrchantwhoio
business Is largely credit offor suoh quality
for 50 cents?
Now tako tho 40-lnch Check Suitings.
Where elso will you soo tbo varloty? The
Checks aro shown In Blaok and Whlto, Bluo
and Whlto, Brown and Whlto. Garnet and
Whlto, Tan and White; with and without
Tho following Is a 11-t of tho EOo Dress
Goods which aro Inoludod In tho "Opening"
Souvcnlra and offered at 41 ceuts u yard:
, 3-Incb Suporlor Quality i hlna bilks.
"l IC-lnch Fanoy Check Sultlnm
40-luch Checks with tjlilo Binds.
40-lnoli Serges with Sldo Bands.
-iO-Inch l'uro Wool Cnshtnore.s.
C-lnch All-wool Serais.
40-lnch Fan jy Striped tilting.
4C-Ilc1i Sldo Ilnnil Molulr Itrlllluntlnos.
42-lnoh Black Mohair Sicilians. '
40-hich nluck Strlp-il Slohnlrs.
40-inch Mack Wool Cnshineres.
40-ltiuh Black Word Mrgos.
-t.-lnch Black Mnhalr liilllUntlnes.
EOc. HKNIUETTAS FOB C3o
'Il)ip aro the snmo quality as offo-ollnst
ycrf .nt S."j cents and wero not thou nor
lia .they liccn' slnco equaled olso svhora at
iho new supply Includes lovo'y shades of
Tlellotropo, AmcthjBt, Prune, Gray, Steole,
Old Bose.Belso, Tnn, Snge, Mahogany, Eiffel,
Old Blue, Golden Brown, Navy, lied, A-c.
80o. SUITINGS FOR 03c.
The English Check Wool Suitings and tho
Trench Fluid Novelties nro now woll known
to the ladles of Waihington. Wo contons
ourselves with this question: Do not nuny
merchants who credit mauy of their patrons
hargo vs cents a yard?
SCO. GINGHAMS FOR 25o.
Tho Checks and I'lalds and Stripes, tho
dollcnto shades of Nile Gicon. Old Ifoso,
rink, etc, show this season's advanco. Fivo
cents a yard reduction in price brings them
10 cents below tho prevailing prlco for this
celebrated Scotchman's gingham.
45c. GINGHAMS FOR 40c.
Theso aro 45 Inches wide, and liavo wide
band borders. The dollcatu shades of NIIo
1'lnk, tto with white borders aro re illy
beautiful. Tho economy of tho width brings
the drcjs at less prlco than the narrower but
chca cr ginghams.
10 per cent ort the marked prlcos is tho
"Oponlns" Souvenir. Now about tho marked
prices. If you find lower prices marked on
tho goods than oleowhero doesn't It pro 70
tho l'nlal3 Royal's cash business enables
lower prices than olsewhero? Wo lay special
stress on this beoau.o tbo credit merchant's
usual crcuso for higher prices Is that his
goods aro superior. But hero Is an lnstano
of Identical goods, 'i hero la no mistaking
Piiestley'a goods. You know his trade mark.
WARRANTED BLACK SILKS.
That Is, If the Silk Dplits or Crocks within
cnujear of purchase, a now dtoss Is given.
A written guarantee feu- doubter. The
Souvenir of tho 'Opening" is 10 percont.
discount. Tho guaranteo applies to tlio re
duced prlco and oquallyto tho 81 Silks ustho
jnofct expensive. Tho l'alals Royal's SI Silks
lime thus become very popular, and slnco
U:0"Opoiilu" prioo Is 00 cents a yard, of
conrsotho dotnand has doubled. You may
fhooso tomorrow fromthefollowing:
fit Black Gros Grain Silks for Ma.
$1 Black Itlmdylmlr Silks for 00c.
SI Black ArmuiM Silks for 00c.
$1 liiuok Surah Silks for OOo.
$1 Blaok Falllo Frnncalso for 00c.
'Trimming Velvets, also Dross Trimming
Ribbons nnd Buttons at special prlooJ
for tho "Opoulug." telected to bo worn
vIllt tho Now Spring Dress Ooods and
also offored to-morrow at special prlcos
aio rarasols, G.ovos, Hosiery, Laces,
Handkorchlcls, Jackets, Wrap;, etc.
I'rlnted Lists of the Souvenirs ot tho
"Opening" are In each Department and
may bo obtained 'or tho asking, -
Corner 12th St, and Pa. Ave.
OUR NATIONAL "ZOO."
FAVORABLE REPORT ORDERED
THE HOUSE COMMITTEE.
Wyoming's Admission n n Htnto, the
Anti-Trust Monsuro, tlio Itlnlr Hill,
Naval and OMior Mattors Considered
by Congress Senatorial Caucus,
Messrs. llnwlcy ami Gray woro np
pointed by tho Vice-President members
of the Honnl of Visitors to attend tho
annual examination of cadets ot West
Mr. Sherman, from tho Commlttco on
Foreign Relations, reported a substitute
for tho first section of the Meat Inspec
tion bill. Tho substitute Is Intended to
meet the objections of packers and deal
ers In pork. It was ordered printed.
Tho Houso bill for the allowance of
tho "Fourth of July" claims was re
ported from tho Commlttco on -Claims
and placed on tho calendar.
Mr. Mcl'hcison, from tho Commlttco
on Naval Affairs, reported a joint reso
lution authorizing tho Secretary of tho
Navy to romovo tho naval mignzlno
from Kills Island, in New York Harbor,
and to purchase a slto nnd oreel a naval
uiagnzluo some other place, and appro
priating $75,000 for tho purpose.
Mr. lliscock moved to amend by ap
propriating $75,000 moro to enable tho
Secretary of tho Treasury to Improvo
Kills Island for immigration purposes.
The amendment was agreed to and
Mr. Kdmunds moved an order that
from and after Monday noxt tho Scnato
shall meet at 11 a. m. On Mr. Morgan's
objection, tho matter went over until
Mr. Ilanis wanted to know whon
Mr. Blair would call up his motion to
reconsider tho voto by which tho Blair
bill.was knocked out. Mr. Blair didn't
Mr. Ingalls thought Ids motion to lay
on tbo table Mr. Blair's motion to re
consider was first in order, and ho was
tho one to bo consulted. Mr. Harris
agreed to this, and ho nnd Mr.
Ingalls wero ready to go ahead and
vote, but didn t get a chance,
Mr. Sherman calling up his Anti Trust
bill, and Mr. Stewart's amendment to
Insert tho words "or of tho value of
money by which such cost may bo ad
vanced or reduced," was agreed to.
Mr. Hoar withdrew his amendment to
add tho words "gold or silver."
Mr. Spooncr offered an amendment
to the first section giving tho courts au
thority (In addition to other remedies)
tn Issue writs of injunction prohibiting
any combinations from proceeding any
further in the business, except to wind
up ils nfilairs. He then addressed tho
In tho Hound.
Mr. Cannon, from tho Committee on
Hulis, K'poried in the House to-day n
HSiilution making tho Wyoming ad
mission bill a special order for to-day,
anecss tn Ho taken at 3:30 this after
noon until 11 o'clock to-morrow, tho
previous question to bo considered or
dered ot 1 o'clock. Tho resolution was
adopted nnd tho "Wyoming bill was
Caucus or Senator,
Tho Republican Senators had a caucus
this morning, nt which tbo order of
business arranged by tho "steering"
commlttco was approved and it was
agiecd that tho Senate should meet
hereafter at 11 o'clock In tho
morning. The order of busi
ness provides that the dependent
Tension bill shall bo taken up when
tho Anti-Trust bill has been disposed
of, and that afternoon the bill for tho
admission of Wyoming shall be consi
dered. Tho Montana election cases aro
to have right of way Monday to the ex
clusion of other business.
National Zoological I'arlt,
The House Committee on Appropria
tions to-day authorized a favorable re
port on tho Senate bill for the establish
ment of a National Zoological Park In
this city, with an amendment provldlug
that one-half of tho appropriation of
$02,000 shall bo paid out of tho treasury
of the District of Columbia.
Options nnd Futures.
The llousu Committee on Agriculture
to-day authoii.cd a favorable report on
the bill, introduced in the House by
Mr. Butlerwnrth, defining "options"
and "futures" nnd imposing special
taxes on dealers thereiu. Tho bill was
reported, with several amendments.
I.oolilng ATlcr tho District.
Commissioner Iliuo, Major of Police
Mooie and Dr. Townshend were beforo
the. Senate Commlttco on Appropria
tions this morning.
Mrs. Slcwnrl, wife of Senator Stewart,
was befoie iho committee in tho interest
of the public charities of the District.
A number of ladies similarly interested
The commlttco is hearing all who
have nnylhiug to say about Dlsttiet np
propiialinns, or improvements, or re
f 01 hip. Senator Plumb said he thought
the committee would finish the henrlus;
to-moirow and completo the bill this
I1IG AnitlCUl.TUKAL WOKKS.
Hie l'l od nets Will Un to Pour .Million
Staunton, Va.. March 20. Major
Gcorgo Chrlsmau, Jacob Wissler and
Mr. Piinco, representing the Farmers'
Alliance of tho United States, havo con
cluded to establish tho Alliance Agri
cultural Woiksat Iron Gate, Alleghany
County, Ya. Tho works will employ
from !J00 to 500 hands, nnd their prod
ucts will go to every sub alliance in the
country, leprcscntitig 4,uuu,uuu mem
bcis. A Clerical Koliber,
MOniLii, Ai.a., March 20. Tfev.
Preston C. Chancy, while preaching at
n country place over tho Florida lino
last Sunday, was called outside by a
messcugcr, who told htm his mother
was very ill nnd had sent for him.
Clianoy dismissed tho congregation,
nnd, on going out. was arrested by a
deputy maislml for robbing tho mills
nt Duttons, Ala., llvo years ago.
Chancy admitted that ho was tho man
wanted, llo ,was taken to Huntsvlllo
DUtrlct (lovoniiiHiiit Notrs.
Tho roadways and sidewalks on Sev
enth Miect southwest, boiwccn Virginia
avenue and Water street, aro to bo re
paired at a cost of $1,500.
Nicholas Crook has been appointed a
special policeman for duty at tho Oatho
Tho Commissioners havo decided to
cntistiuct sewers in the 20 nnd ilO
foot alleys running from !10 foot
nlley to K street, and on 10 street from
80 Toot alley to Twelfth street, square
1018, und,er tho compulsory permit
SUES UEH MOTHEIt-IN-LAW
A Young WITo Wnnts Dnmngo For
Her llUBbnnd') All'octlonn,
New Yoivic, March 20. A wifo with
a grlcvanco is endeavoring to get even
with her mother-in-law by suing hor
for $50,000 damages in tho Superior
Court for tho alienation of the affections
of her husband. Tho suit Is that of
Mrs. Wilhclmlna Stnndingcr. aged only
22 years, against Mrs. Mary Ann Stand
lnger. Tho mnttcr camo up boforo
Justico O'Gorman on a motion to inako
tho complaint moro specific, which wa3
Thcro is considerable romance in tho
enso, which, in addition to a cruel
mothcr-In-lnw, embraces a sectet mar
ringe. Love, pitted against gold, dis
solved in tho crucial test tho mother-in-law
applied, and gold won, At
least this is tho young wlfo's story.
The latter pleads poverty, but tho
mother-in-law is in possession of prop
el ly worth a quorlcr of a million.
Rudolph Standlngcr, under tho natno
of Iludolph, ran a restaurant on lower
Broadway for many years, and when ho
died ten years ago ho left a fortuno of
about $250,000. Ills heirs wero his
wife, his son, Budolph, nnd n daughter.
Tho property has never becu divided,
but rcmnins in possession of his wife,
tho mother-indaw In tho case. In tho
lattor part of 1883, Iludolph Standlnger,
aged 22, won tho love of tho protty 10-year-old
woman who became his wifo
In January, 1881.
Ho pledged her to secrecy, fearing
his mother's displeasure, and news of
the marriago did not reach the cars of
Mrs. Standlnger, sr., until a year and a
half later. Until that time, tho com
plaint alleges, tho young people lived a
lifo of unalloyed lovo together. But
tho mother-in-law, whilo a leading
member of tho Fifty-soventh-strcet
Baptist Church, has some social pre
tensions, and refused to recognize hor
daunlitcr-in-law, becauso sho was a
Mrs. Standlnger, sr., gave her son the
choice of poverty with his pretty wife,
threatening to shut off his allowance,
or a life of luxury If ho would lcae
her and return to his old home. The
son choso the" latter, and has slnco failed
to provide for his wife. Mrs. Mary Ann
Standlnger interposes in her defenso
tiiat her son voluntarily left his wife,
and that ho is too poor to provide for
LINCOLN NATIONAL HANK.
It Starts In lluslncss Under Most 1'av
ornlilo Auspices. ,
Washington has a brand new banking
establishment which has started busi
ness under the most favorable auspices.
It will do business under tho name of
tho Liu coin National Bank, and Is lo
cated on the lower lloor of Lincoln
Hall, corner of Ninth and D streets.
The olllcers of tho bank, representative
nnd solid business men, aro as follows:
President, John A. Prescott; vice-president,
J. Harrison Johnson; cashier,
Fiederick A. Slier; directors, William
K. Abbott, Watson .1. Newton, II.
Bradley Davidson, William O. Dennl
son, John A. Prescott, Augustus Burg
dorf, Job Bernard, Frederick W.
Pratt, Seymour Cunningham, Jesse 0.
Krgood, Augustus B Coppe3, Fred
erick A. Tschiffcly, Ilichnrd A. Walker,
W. S. Ilogc, .1. Harrison Johnson; pay
ing teller, Henry F. Bauer; receiving
teller, Paul H. Cromelcln; bookkeepers,
Schuyler C. Stokes and .Tamos S. D ivld
son; "clearing house clcik, Albert S.
The handsome interior ot tho new
bank presented a pretty ami picturesque
appeuinr,ce this forenoon when a
Clinic reporter called. Tho nlr was'
full of fragrance; from a score of hand
some floral tributes sent in by well
wishing friends. Whilo the reporter
wS there a colored man entered bear
ing an Immense- horseshoe composed of
cxolics. It was presented to Mr. Henry
Bauer, tho cashier, by George U. Seott.
An accompanying note contained these
Good luck (tho symbol here I clvo),
Attend you, long as you shall live,
Success be yours and for the bank
Position in tho foremost rank.
The furniture and interior of the bank
contrast prettily nnd were generally com
plimented by tho throngs of business
men who transacteil business to-day with
tho new institution.
President Prescott was in his hap
piest mood and said that business so far
had exceeded his most sanguine ex
pectations. "Why," said ho, "the
number of depositors the first day was
nearly !!00; the amount deposited was
about $250,000, whilo the total finan
cial transactions fooled up over
$:W5,000, or nearly one-third of a
million of dollars. Tho outlook for
the bank is biilllant. Wo nro doing
business with tho solid business men of
till sections of tho ciiy, from George
town to tho Navy-Yard."
I'ltiNrints on a ..hush.
Annual lili cllon nl llio Typographical
Union, No. 101.
When tho whistle at the Government
Pilnting Ollleo tooted for dinner hour
at 1 o'clock this afternoon tho
hundreds of typos employed therein
made a lush for the baseball nark, where
tho polls wero just opening for tho
unuiinl election of Columbia Typo
graphical Union, No. 101. The voting
between tho hours of 1 and 2o'clock was
unusually biisk and exciting, as a ma
joiily of tho Government Printing
Ollleo men wero anxious to get b.rek to
their cases by tho latter hour. In every
caso the exhibition of tho current work
ing card was required, as an evidence of
tho member's right to vote.
There nro two factions In tho con
test, headed respectively by K. M.
Blake and J. L. Kennedy, both candi
dates for the presidency, aud as there Is
much bitterness between tho two sides,
the light piomlses to bean exciting one.
It will be almost impossible to givonuy
definite idea as to tho final result until
thu polls close at 7 o'clock this evening.
Tho candidates being voted for aro:
For piesident, K. M. Blako and J. L.
Kennedy, vice-president, Kdwlu Payne
ami u. iiuaiit boners; secretary, i
II. Padgett; treasurer, John J. Higglns;
reading clerk, Titus F. Kills. Charles
II. Leeds and CI. Winslow Williams;
Rergonntatnrms. C. C. Auracher, W.
S. Grllllth and W. S. Sampson; door
keeper, Clranvlllo Harford; trustee, II.
F. .1. Drake
For delegates to Iho I. T. U. (four to
bo voted lor) J. T. Clements, O. L.
Grlfiln, K. J. Hall, L. 11. Jullen, O. S.
Mont. L. U. Patterson. W. F. Koed. J.
LnC. llodier, James II. Boss, Goorgo
G. Selbold, Philip 8. Steele, Ed. S.
AViler, II. L. Work.
For delegates to F. of L. (Qvo to bo
voted for)-F. E. Buckland, W. F.
Dunn, 'A. T. Jenkins, James B. Knapp,
D. J. McCarthy. II. P. Murphy, W. E.
Shields, E. II. Thomas.
Annapolis, Mn., March 20. Tho
bill prohibiting betting on horso races,
except at tho race trrcks, has been
passed by both Houses of tho Legislature.
READY FOR TIIE BELL.
THE WASHINGTON JOCKEY CLUB'S
.TRACK AT BENNINGS.
'After Many Yoars of Lethargy tho Old
Tlmo Itnco Courno Wilt Again
Attract tho Sport-Lovlne How the
C'oumo Looks Now,
It would do somo of tho old-ttmo
horsemen's hearts good to go out to
Bcnnlngs and seo the track thoy used
to run their Uyers over for glory and
gold. For well on to a score of
years tho old Bcnning track has been
unused, except when tho JfurmcrxJ used
it for a truck patch. It used to bo quite
a track In the old days until it was
nbiindoncd, nnd a world of Interesting
history clusters about It, The old build
ings wero torn down or moved, and
until tho new Washington Jockey Club
took hold of It tho placo was as dovold
of any indications of a race-course as It
CQtild well bo.
But this morning everything is
changed. Tho wldo eclipse of level track
is fenced in with a now fenco that
glistens in tho sunlight with its now
coat of whitewash, nnd roofed stables
and other buildings dot tho sides, and
everything is in spick nnd span order
for a rnco meeting. Tuesday, with Its
crowd of people, tho slender-legged
runners, tho hoarso-volccd "bookies,"
will inako' the sccno nt Benulng3 as
nrctty a race course picturo as one could
wish to sec.
Tho finishing touches arc being put
on everything. Tho grand stand Is nil
but done, tho carpenters Having but
llttlo to do beforo the painters paint it.
This grand stand represents a long
strldo of improvement In such things.
The lower story Instead of being walled
in, as was the stand at Ivy City,
is all open, so that ouo can
stand nnywhero down stairs and have a
full view of tho races. In tho centre
of tho front of the first story Is the tole-eranh-box
and directly overhead, on the
second story, Is tho press box. Botween
the front of tho stand and the track is
a steep Blope on which spectators can
staud and watch the races. Tho sharp
rise backward from the track enables
tho track to bo seen from any
point on it, those standing behind
being able to see easily over tho heads
of those In front.
Just to tho left of tho stand is tho
pool-lawn, which communicates di
rectly with the stand by thrco or four
steps a littlo in front of tho bar. Tho
pool-lawn, like the lower story of tho
sland, is all open on the sldo toward tho
track, llcnlly there is room for about
twice as many, peoplo to got nn unob
sliucted view of tho running at Bcnning
as theioused to be at Ivy "City. Four
stalrwnys lead from the first story to
the ladies' stand, tiie upper story. The
entrance to the stand Is in the centre of
the side away from the track. A stair
way leads up to the upper staud at each
side of the door, a third at tho front of
the sland and another ot the end of the
stand next to the pool lawn. All tho
btnirwnys are undercover.
The judges' and timers' boxes arc
dainty littlo affairs, perched on cither
side of the track, with the finish wire
si retched between them. The timers
will occupy the box nearest the stand
nnd the judges tho one opposite. Tho
stnblcs aro all finished aud ready for oc
cupancy. There aro twelve of them,
and each stable has twelve largo box
slnlls. They stnnd on n llltle plateau
that overlooks tho track on tho
side toward the railroad. Nestled
in' a valley below aro the kitchens
for the hands. Between tho stables and .
the club-house Is the large paddock,
all open on one side. In front of the
paddock nud extending well around tho
upper turn of the track and well raised
above it is an open space that will bo re
served for club members' carriages.
This space affords a splendid view of
tho track and grounds.
Between the paddock and tho stand
i3 the club-house, suriounded ou three
sides by a wide, two-story veranda.
The house is a pretty one and fitted
with every sort of convenience. Tho
supciinteudeut's office is in one end of
llio paddock, handy to tho clubhouse.
No ono will bo admitted to tho paddock
save those having tho club privlllges.
Tho pool-lawn is large and roomy, aud
the same stalls for tho "bookies" that
wero used at Ivy City havo been moved
over and put up here.
To-uay a lorce or colored men were
busily at work all over the track pick
ing up bits of wood or gravel, and
putting tho finishing touches on tho
track, whilo heavy rollers were dragged
round and round "to properly pack the
sandy loam that tho track consists of.
Probably thero is not a track in Hie
ctiuntiy that will dry out quicker than
this ono. Tho loot's of all tho
1 ulldlngs are painted led and the scone
is u prettv ono from the driveway np
pioach. From tho back windows ot
iho upper stand tho whlto Capitol and
Washiugtou Monument can be sen
gleaming across the waters of tlio
The entranco to tho track is through
a wide goto a few steps from tho rail
mad track. All tho tickets will be
taken here. The f?l for admission gives
ono free run everywhere to tho stand,
pool lawn, Infield and nnywhero in
fact savo to those parts of the course
which are reserved for those entitled to
tho club privileges.
Tho drive out to the track tnkes about
twenty minutes, aud Is a pleasant one.
Tho way is out II street northeast, or
Maryland avenuo northeast to tho
Boundary and then straight ou out II
slicet, acioss Benning's Bridge, to tho
11 1st road that turns to tho left this side
of tho ruilroad track. Tills road leads
light to the entrance to tho grounds.
By going out Maryland nvenuo no
inilrond tracks havo to be crossed.
Tho club intends, later, to opin
a new road to skirt along
tho bank of tho river from tho other
end of tho bildge and outer tho grounds
by tho other side, nnd thus will lessen
tho distance by about a quarter of a
mile. Tho roads aro all hard and level
and In splendid order A pleasant way
to dilvo back Is to cross tho railroad at
Bcnnlngs and then drive down tho road
to Pennsylvania avcuuo extended, cross
the new Pennsylvania avenue bridge
and so back to tho city.
Tho indefatigable president of tho
club, F. M. Drnney, nud Secretary
llobert Morris, havo dono everything
posslblo for tlio comfort nnd con
venience of race-lovers, and tho meeting
Is sure to bo it success. Ono stable of
horses has already arrived. A hundred
or so livers aro out at Ivy City, nil In
fine form, aud they will bo taken over
to tho new track in n day
or two. A special train will bring
over a number of other stables from
New York Sunday. Tho B. & P. Hall
road will run special $2 race trains from
Baltimore on tho first, third and fifth
race days, nnd the B, & O. road will do
(he same on tho other days. Tho trains
from the Sixth-street depot in this city
will lnnd passengers almost at tho en
trance to the grounds, nnd tho facilities
for rcaclilug the track arc perfect.
Ili:ilINI 1'ltlSON HAHS.
An Alleged Nolilciunn Sent to .lull rnr
CmcAiio, March 20. An nllcgod
German nobleman, who has been
passing under the name of Count
Francis Gertrand Goclte, was brought
to book in n Pollco Court. For somo
time ho has been In tho habit of fre
quenting tho store of Marshall, Field
Yesterday afternoon Miss Dolphin
Gillette of No. 800 Michigan avenue
entered tho storo, when Goctto pro
ceeded to inako lovo to her In tho most,
ardent manner and handed hor n note,
in which he intimated that ho would
commit suicide if she did not reel pro
cnto his affection. He wns arrcstnd
tnd sentenced to three months' Im
prisonment. It appeared In evidence that tho soi
di'sanl Count has been In tlio habit of
late of visiting the fashlonablo churches
on tho South Sldo nud distributing his
fervid attentions ninoug tho ladles ot
Thry Indono tlio l'armors' Alliance
nnd i:icct Olllcorn.
Savannah, Ga., March 20. Tho,
Georgia Press Association held Its
twenty-second annual meeting nt the
Do Soto Hotel hero yesterday. Ono
hundred members of the association
and their wives wero In attendance and
wero the guests of Colonel J. II. Estill,
president of the association. Itcsolu
ttons indorsing the Farmers' Alliance
movements Wero passed.
President Estill declined re-election.
Tho following olllcers wero elected:
President, W. L. Glessner; first vice
president, T. M. Peoples; second vice
president, T. L. Gannt; treasurer, S. It.
Weston; recording secretary, J. W.
Chapman; corresponding secretary, W.
S. L. Nealj executive committee, John
Tilpplctt. J. H. Butt, J. W.Stanford,
W. W. Turner nnd C. I. Grover.
VON ItOSIANYEK'S SUICIDE.
De Wanted to l'rocuro Heiresses
Men With Titles.
New Yoitu, March 20. A Tribune
special from San Francisco says there
is now no doubt that the unknown man
who committed suicide near San Pablo
on Saturday last was Ludwig von llo
mnnycr, the Austrian adventurer who
created such a stir a few months ago by
advertising to procure California
heiresses for German and Austrian
nobles whost titles could be vouched for.
Beccntly an Austrian girl who lived
as a servant on fionianyer's ranch, near
San Jose, brought suit against him for
This woiried llomanycr greatly, as ho
was engaged to a young woman of
good family in San Jose. Ho beeamo
depressed, and Ids friends feared that
ho contemplated suicide. Ho disap
peared fiom his home last Wednesday.
iioiisi: wnii'i'iin a commissions;
I'riilty Sirs, Frank Kent Lnsliml
Stuioon W, Klnc,
Chicago, III., March 20. Mrs.
Frank Kent, n nictly young artist, laid
In wnlt for an hour on the step3 of the
Fiist National Bunk building, and when
United States Commissioner Simeon W.
King, a well-known lawyer, appeared
to go up to his ollleo she horsewhipped
him until an officer dragged her away.
Mr. King's face and head were badly
cut by tho whip, though he maungod to
defend himself with his cane. Ho was
nt onu lime Mrs. Kent's lawyer, and
they had somo business difficulty. The
artist says ho has since persecuted and
defnnud her. The lawyer denies this,
and says: "Sho is a bail woman, and I
will yet land her in tho penitentiary."
HAN AWAY l'llOM A CONVENT.
Slaitllng Story of an Early Moraine
WESTCiinsTr.il, Pa., March 20.
Considerable excitement has been cre
ated heie by a story told by a tramp of
tho attempt of a young lady to escape
from tho Villa Mnrla Convent of the
Immnculale Heart, lie slated that about
0 o'clock in the morning he saw tho
woman leap fiom a window, clad only
in her night diess and stockings, and
stmt on a run across the lawn.
Ho caught her in irontof tho house
of John Fitzpalrick, and held her until
the arrival of two nuns. Ills prisoner
begged him not to let them tako her
back to the convent, but lie finally re
leased her after a brief parley with the
nuns. Une ot tlio latter informed film
that tho woman was Insane, and It was
Ibis doubt in his mind that induced him
to suirender her.
l'ULl'IT AND I'KIV.
Dr. .Simmons Addresses tho Educators
of Colored Youth.
Lincoln Memorial Congregational
Chinch, where tho conference of edu
(titois (if colored youth of tho South
i.io holding (heir sessions, wa3 well
filled with delegates and otuer inter
i slid pel sons at the opening of the sec
i ud day's session.
The first subject for consideration
was "An Educational Ministry," by the
llev. William J. Simmons, D. I)., pres
ident Slate University, Louisville, Ky.
Dr. Simmons said he had a. short paper,
but it covered the ground. "When
wo nsk for un educated min
istry," said he, "wo suppose tho
peoplo want it. Tlio case often
happens when thu pews aro educated
uwny from tho pulpit. Tho cold dishes
of dry statements from the pulpit often
give the people ailments from which
they do not soon recover. There should
bo more preaching lo the heart and less
to the head. Tlio educated minister
frequently deals too much with tho head.
There nro many people of many minds
and many preachers of many kinds.
Two thirds of educated ministers are not
to much In harmony with the Bible ns
they tiro with themselves. Many a man
who goes to the seminary comes out
confused as to doctrinal point. He
vi anted ministers to come down from
their stilts nnd preach a plain religion.
Piesident Simmons was followed by
Miss Maltha Schoflcld, manager Scho
field Normal and Industrial School,
Aiken, S. C, upon tho subject, "lu
llesolullons'' wero adopted that Pro
fessor Gretroiv call upon President Har
rison ond learn from him at what hour
ho would bo pleased to recelvo the
members of tho conference to-morrow
nud to hold tho night sessions of the
conference nt Metropolitan Bjptlst
Church on It street.
The conference at 3 p. m. took a
rcetss until l-.'M p. m.
llouuli on Mrs, r.amlers, Ton,
Ni:w Yoiik, March 20. Mrs. Sarah
Landers, aged 1)5, of No. ' 209 East
Ninety-eighth street, tho wife of an in
dustrious carpenter, Michael Landers,
committed suicide this morning by tnk
rouch on rats. She had beon a hard
BASE BALL SCHEMERS.
WASH1NGTONS ARE AT PRACTICE
I'rcslilont Ilewott Tnltes No Stock In tlio
American Assorlntinn Story Who
Will CoinpoKO tlio Locnl Team of
Hall Twlrlcrs Now Itocrult.
President Hcwott of tho Washington
Baseball Club was shown a dispatch
from Columbus, this afternoon, stating
Hint Washington, Detroit and Indian,
npolls would bo admitted to thu Asso
ciation which would then bo composed
of Brooklyn, Athletic, Washington,
Baltimore. Columbus, Indianapolis,
St. Lpulsand Detroit.
"I don't know anything nbout such a
deal," siitd Mr. Howolt to Tun Ciutio
reporter. "If such n move was on foot
I think, ns president of thu Washington
Club, that I would know something
about It. It may be, however, that
there Is somo scheming going on nmong
Ihoso people who want Washington in
Ihc Association. But so far as I know
wo nro in the Atlantic Association to
A rumor in haso-ball circles has It
that President Brush of the American
Association Is working In furtherance
of the above scheme, and that President
Phelps is to buy the Louisville fran
chise for $20,000 nnd turn it over to
The new Woshington nine is now
fully organized, with the exception of a
fhortstop, and the first prnctlcu game Is
being played this afternoon nt Capitol
Park. The grounds havo been put In
perfect order for the season, which will
commence on tho 20th Inst.
A feature of the nine this year will
bo four players from the Texas State
League. The personnel of the club Is
regarded as strong.
Four pitchers have been signed, viz:
McCoy, formerly of the Evansvillo Club;
Malouey, from tho Texas League; Phil
lips, tboMcKocsport wizard, and Mace
of tliis city, who pitched out West last
The three catchers signed nro:
Hlddlo of Washington, Bird, who
played with tho Mausllcld last year,
and Nicholas, formerly of tho Evans
vlllc Club. Whistler of the Evnnsvilles
will play on first base; O'Brien,
formerly of the WllkcsbarrcandLoweli
nines, on second base; Hill of the Texas
League, third base; Bailor and Jordan
of the same league, fielders, and Stover
of Massacusotts, centre fielder. Gleasou
Is expected to sign as shortstop.
The season will bo inaugurated nt
Cnpilol Park on Saturday, when the
Washington Club will cross bats with
tho Ilochestcis. They will also play
the same nine on Monday afternoon.
April 1 and 2 tho Washlngtons and
Deiroils will play at the same puk.
l'resiilent liewett says lie expects to
open the new Atlantic Park, corner of
Seventeenth and U streets, on April !5.
Says It Ih a ..I'alio."
Toledo, Ohio, March 20. Manager
Moiton of the Toledo Baseball Club ns
scrls that the story sent out from Colum
bus relating to a reorganization of tho
American Association is a fnkc, pure
nnd simple. Tl.cicis not a vesttgo of
titithinlt. He says tho American As
sociation, would not.cntcrtaiu for-a, mo-,
mc'nf the idea of breaking faith with
Toledo, Syracuse nnd Uochester.
LouisviLLi;, Ky. , March 20. Presi
dent Zack Phelps of the American As
sociation' says there is not a word of
truth in tlio statement published this
morning to the effect that Syracuse,
Rochester aud Toledo would be dropped
from the Association, tho Louisville
franchise sold to Detroit and that Balti
more would be taken into the Associa
tion. THE I'LAYEHS' LEAOU1
Will ninlio u Teht of Popularity
With the National League.
Chicago, March 20. The Players'
League clubs have agreed to open tho
season on April 10, the day on which
the National League's season begins, so
that a test of popularity between tlio
livnls can be made at once. No other
change will bo made in the Players'
schedule except to leave April 2 f, the
oilglnnl opening date, open and con
tinue tho following day with the games
as originally named.
A special meeting of the Players'
National League has been called for
Apiil 2 at the Fifth Avenue Hotel,
New York, to consider the cases of
Berkley ami Mulvey, who deserted tho
Playeis' League and have now made
npp'llt'iitiou to lcturn. Tho date of tho
Hireling between Secretary Brunucll
m.d tho Players' Leaguo umpires at
New York lias been changed from
A pi II S to April IS.
VICTOJIY roItTUK lir.OTHEIlllOOI)
Judge Wnlluce'H Decixlon In tlio Suit
Ni.w Yoiuc, March 2(5. Judge
Wallace of tho United States Circuit
Court this morning handed down his
decision in tho case of the Metropolitan
Exhibition Company against "Buck"
Ettiug, denying tho motion for uu in
junction restraining Ewing from play
ing with nnv other than tho New York
THE Ol.O DOMINION CLl'll.
Warrantt Issued fur tlio Arrest of It
The Old Dominion case camo to a
focus this afternoon by the Issuing of
wni rants for the arrest of Charles A.
Newton, president, and J. J. Vorser,
treasurer ' of tho Old Dominion
Republican League, charged with
ihe violation of sections 11 and 12 of
tho civil service laws. This will bo
iniido a test caso as to tho constitution
ality of the civil service law, and some
veiy knotty questions of law will bo
bi might up iti connection witli the dial.
Mlelilcnn'i Attnrney-Oiiiiorul lteslfrnii.
L.vnsino, Muh., March 20. Attor
ney General S. V. R. Trowbridge, who,
for some time past, has been In Ill
health, yoslordoy sent his resignation
to Governor Luco, to taku effect March
81. The Governor has arceptod tho
resignation, and appointed ex-Stuto
Senator Bonlainln AV. II. Huston of
Vnssar as Attorney-General to fill the
Mliiimer Kohl's Arrival.
Nkw Yoiik, March 20.-
Slates Minister to Franco, Mr
law Reid, nrilvcd from Harvo this
morning on Iho steamship La Cham
pagne, llo will return to Franco in
about ten days.
Won by Oxford,
London, March 20. Tho Oxfqrd
Cambridgo boat race to day was won
itr.ATii or.ui.srtcr, cami'ihm.i..
A IIUtlnciilKhrii .turlot nnd a I'lonuor
or Ills Stale,
DrrnoiT, Mtcii., Mnrch 20. Justice
James V. Campbell of the Michigan
Supreme Court, n member of the
Supremo Bench slnco 18.j0, died sud
denly nt his homo In this city this
Justice Campbell was born In Now
Yor't In 18211, enmo lo Michigan In
cnili life and was ono of tho pioneers of
the "State. Ho has been Chief Justlcu of
the Bench In rotation nine times; has
been a Inw professor of the University
of Michigan slnco the organization of
tho law department of that Institution;
was ono of the standing committee of
tho Protestant Episcopal Dlocoso of
Mlahlgnn, aud was n man of wide cul
ture. Ills death was caused by heart
dlecase. His family found him dead In
n chair, where ho had died while read
ing a newspaper.
ItECKl'TlON TO OENEItAL ALfiElt.
lie TlilnliH It AdvUalilo to l'reu the
lloitomlent Tension lllll,
Wichita, Kan., March 2(1. Tho re
ception tendered General Russell A.
Alger yesterday by tlio Kansas G. A.
11. was attended by 2,500 old soldiers
and over 10,000 other visitors. An
hour wns spent in the forenoon at tho
citizens' reception on tho Board of
Trade, and yesterday afternoon at Gar
field Hull. General Alger spoke to tho
old soldiers on the pension question.
After giving n history of one pension
bill he said that under the circum
stances It was advisable to press tho
Dependent Pension bill and not the
A Woman Liven for VonrH Willi Her
MoNTi-HLinn, Vt., March 20. The
trial of J. Sherman Caswell for the
niurdcrof Gcorgo J. Gould last Septem
ber, which began yesterday, was con
tinued to-day. Gould had married
Laura A. Cutler, to whom Caswell
claimed to bo nlllanccd, anil on the
couple's return home after the wedding
Caswell shot Gould.
Tho most startling bit of testimony
brought out wns ou tho part of Laura
Cutler Gould, widow of the mutdercd
man, who swore that sho had lived
with Cnswcll, her husband's murderer,
nineteen years, occupying the relations
of a wife, but never" was married to
a iiitAvi: nor.
Ifo Ituslicit Tliroush names to Kencno
Eau Claims, Wis., March 20. Hur
vntd Dunham's residence, at Cedar
Cieck, wns destroyed by fire Sunday
night. Sleeping down stairs were two
sons of Mr. Dunham, nnd upstaIi-3 were
two moie. One of Iho boys d iwn
staiis discovered tlio fire. lie called
tho others and rushed from thu house.
In the excitement the youngest
brother, aged I, was left in the burning
building. Upon discovering this, Evcr
ton, the' eldest of the four, lushed
through the burning stairway, and,
wi lipping his brother in n blanket,
tossed him to the boys below nnd then
-jumped himself: hcparcnts were
absent at tho lime.
WILL HE KICItOEKEI) AV SKiilT.
A 111 mill Asf.-illant or Small Hoys Near
Biinior.Tox, N. J., March 20. Ex
citement is nt fever pitch among the
residents of Cumberland County over
tho fiendish actions of a man who is
eoid to havo seriously Injured several
finnll boys by his vilo practices.
On Saturday last ho made his appear
ance nt Dutch Neck nnd frightfully
assaulted two littlo boys named Willie
Dennis and Gcorgo Moore. The
paienls of these boys swear they
will shoot him if he is caught. The
brute is said to be a Philadelphia book
r.vi.i, or a mil i.n i Nr;.
Wnikincn, Seeing the Walls llulce Out,
Muho Their Escape.
RocKi'oui), III., March 20. Tho
four-story factory buildlug oT the Star
Fuinituic Company, under process of
erection, fell yesterday morning during
a hard wiud storm. Thcro were twenty
men at work when, shortly after 8
o'clock, Ihe walls bulged out about
three feet and then stopped for n mo
ment. The men ntvork seized tho op
portunity and tied. In three minutes
the building was a mass of ruins. The
loss is estirnntciLiit .1,000.
KANSAS VA It ME US' ALI.IANCI
County I'rerldontH Ilnla it Convention
With Clohetl Doom.
Toi'eka, Kan., March 20. Tho State
convention H county piesidcnts of the
Kansas Farmers' Alliance convened in
this city yesterday. About forty
counties out of 100 were represented.
The sessions nic held with closed doors,
and the greatest precautions aro used
to keep seeiet tho proceedings. The
pilncipal matter beforo the conference
yesterday was whether a demand shnll
be iiindoon Governor Humphrey to call
tin extra session of tho Legislature im
niullntely to pass a stay lnw.
How ii Captain ivas Arrested,
VitToitiA, B. C, March 20. Captain
McLean of the sealing schooner Mary
Ellen sailed from hero on Monday with
two olllcers nhoard who had warrants
foi his arrest on a charge of murderous
assault. The officers seized the wheel
and ran the vessel on a sand bar, where
sho stuck until n squad of officers came
cir from shoro and arrested the captnlu.
OallnElicr mill McCarthy to FIclit.
Cle eland, Onto, March 20.
Rtddy Gallagher, the middle-weight, of
this city, nud Billy McCarthy, tho Aus
Italian, who was recently defeated by
Jack Deropsey, will. In the latter part of
Mnv, tight to a finish nt the California
Athletic Club for a purso of $t,S00,
$l.!Hi0 to tho winner and fi00 to tho
A Hrjcooil rirm railed.
RusiiviLi.u, III., March 26. Warren
Bros., dealers in drygoods were elosod
up by 1ho Sheriff yesterday on confes
sions of judgment aggregating 3.2110.
Tho liabilities are estimated at $50,000;
nskuts us yet unknown .
lletrnthnl or Stephanie unit 1'r.inc.
Viknna, March 20. A clerical papor
at Meran announces tho betrothal of
Piincess Stephituic, widow of tho Arch
duke Rudolt, to the Archduke Frauz,
heir to tho Austrian throne.
End of Confluence,
London, March 25. Tho correspon
dent of tho 2Ymw at Berlin says that
the labor conference will probably
close it" labors by Saturday next.
FREE UiNDER A DESPOT,
BUT RUSSIA'S CRUEL CZAR WILL NO
LONGER PERMIT IT.
Preparing lo Aliollnh tho Liberties or
rinlnml Tho Motive for .lealouKy
In Iho Cloao Itolatlou of tlittt
Country tlth Sweden,
London, March 20. From Finland
comes the news that tho Czar Is prepar
ing to abolish tho liberties of that
country, where for eighty years thu
spectacle has been presented of n free
slate subject lo tho most despotic power
in llio civilized world. It wns In 180!l
that tho first Alexander, ho wlir van
quished Napoleon nnd dictated the
peace of Vienna, gave a solemn pledge
that he would respect the constitution
of Finland, then newly subject to Rus
sia. So far the pledge has been kept
by Alexander nnd his successors, al
though a similar promlsu made to
Poland by tho samo Alexander was
Tho Czar Is Grand Duke of Finland
and head of the Stale. Ho appoints
for life the members of tho Senate or
upper House, whoso duties arcthoso of
a high court of justice nnd an iulinlnl8a
irauve counsel, legislative (minority
being vested in thu Diet, an elective
body' in which all classes of thu popu
lation nro represented nnd which I
called together every fivo years. It 19
the existence of this Landtag, or Par
liament, that excites tho jealousy anil
animosity of the ruling powers of
Tho Russian people, who, notwith
standing all obstructions and restric
tions, are every day crowing in intelli
gence, have beforo tlieni the remarkable
example of a subject nnd conquered
province enjoying n constitutional gov
ernment, while they themselves aro ab
solutely denied any voice in their own
affairs. They have also beforo them
the fact Unit llio Czar, the spiritual head
of the Russian Church, is the sover
eign of a country in which the estab
lished church is Iho Evangolieal Lu
theran. In this respect tho Czar and
the Queen of England hold a similar
position, but the religious situation in
England and In Russia is, of course.
All these clrcumstnnccs tend lo give
color to tho belief, now provident In
Finland, that the pledge of Alexander
I he First Is soon to be broken, and
thnl tho liberties of the country uro to
bo ground under tho common despotism
which prevaijs throughout the rc
inalndcrof theempirc. So strong is the
belief, that emigration from the
countiy bus received a tremendous im
petus nnd nlready within thu past year
exceeds that from Sweden by many
Another motive for Russian jealousy
Is the close relation between the ruling
classes nt Finland nnd Sweden. Swed
ish Is iho official language of Finland,
the language spoken bv neatly nil thu
hetlcr .lass of people. Even today tho
Swedes regard the loss of Finland In
much tho same spirit as tho French
do the feveranco of Alsace and Lorraine.
Thero Is reason to believe that
iho Russian Government Is en
eouraping the emigration of the Swedish
Finns with n view to getting lid of an elc
inent that Is n menace to Russian de
signs. Former restrictions on emigra
tion have been practically removed, nuii
ilie exodus goes on, increasing every
day in propoitions.
NOT I1LANK CAUTltlDOES,
A Militia Company' Oorey Entertain
ment at Iloljoke.
Boston, March 20. A Holyokc,
Mass., special to tho Herald says that
during Hie pertormance ot tho "Drum
mer Boy" by Company A, Second Regi
ment, at Ehtham last Saturday night,
hull cartridges were by some'blundcr
used in tho battle sccno nnd Frank
Snyder of South lladlcy Falls was seri
i usly wounded by a bullet in the nock.
His coudilion remains serious
It was discovered that one in three of
the earn idges used were loaded. The
walls wero riddled with bulls aud onljr
the order to shoot high, which preceded
iho firing, prevented serious disaster.
Ii is not known how tho loaded car
tridges got mixed in with the blun
UlltOCOII, WITH LIEUT. STEELE.
ll Is t'nderstond that an Agreement
Has liccn lteaehed.
Chicago, March 20. The members
of tho Steele court-martial have left
ihe city and aro on their way West.
I his is understood to Indicate that
-nine agreement has been reached, as.
f iho court had disagreed, it would
probably have been made known. It
will be somo time beforo the verdict is
n.ide public, as it will havo to go to
Washington for approval.
Twenty Kesidenees, u llrlclte and it
Ititidnestt llloek Hunted.
Dinitorr, Mich., March 20. A spe
Hal to tho A'cifs from Bryan, O., says
telephonic advices from Pioneer, a vil
lage of 1.200 inhabitants in Williams
County, stato that eighteen or twenty
residences, the bridgo and a business
block wero burned there at :1 oVluelt
ihib mm nlng.
Eour Hoy Oroivned
Omaha, Km, .March 20. Two sons,
of Farmer Shipley of Calhoun and two
nibcr boys, names unknown, were
drowned In the Missouri River sis miles
north of Omaha Sunday, while ducking.
Their boat was found yesterday bottum
-ido up, but tho bodies havo not yet
$7.-.O.OOt to ho Distributed.
Boston. March 20. A Concord. N.
II., dispatch to tho Journal says. There
Is official authority for tho sUdi'uumt
that in May noxt the directors of the
Northern Railroad will declare fmni the
surplus nn extra dividend nl '.'" per
cent., amounting to $730,000.
DnniMRliiR WHiil storm.
Di'iirtjCK, Iowa, March 20. Water
day was die windiest day kuowu for
many years. The average velocity was
forty miles an hour, sometimes exceed
ing'thls. Considerable damage was
done by tho blowing down of fern es,
tlmdo trees, wind-mills, etc.
A Young Tlitor.
James Wilch, a 12-yeJi-old
on trial In the Cilidual Court
ou the chargo of grand larcony. H
stole $5" from Mrs. Chillis aud burial
it in a hole in tho ground. General Car
ilngtou is defending him.
Local Weather I'urecaat,
Fur the D'ulHHof Columbia, Velnwarr
Maryland, Virginia, A'tirfVi Carolina ami
S( nth Caroli'ta, fair weather: rtntio'xarit
liwjvuitvre to-daii; cwlcr, Jar ' Vt i
Jc rffiy, u'fJicriy tn.nto.