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The Washington Critic.
22D YEARNO. 6,702.
WASHINGTON, D. O.. WEDNESDAY EVENING, APK1L 2, 1800.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
ANNUAL EASTER SALE
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An Illustration of tho Special Prices
for Ibis year's salo are tho OGc. Preneh
Kid Olovcs for 89c. . Thoy conio ia all
the new spring tints. Every pair war
ranted. If you ask It, fitted to tho
hand and at our risk.
The $1.25 Undressed Kid Mousquc
talro Gloves arc offered for $1.10.
Every pair warranted. A quality
equaling the 1.48 Glovc3 of tho credit
Corner 12th St. and Pa. Aver
SEW OCKAN KAOLK.
'Jho Now Ocean llncor Majestic Starts
Livniirooi,, April 2. Largo crowds
gathered tit tho pier of the "Whlto Star
Steamship Company to-day to witness
the departure of the magnificent co v
ocean racer, tho Majestic, on her
maiden trio to America. She car
ried a full complement of passun
frets. Among them were Mr. Adams, tho
United StatcsMlnister to Hrazll; Alexan
der Dclmar, Ernest Iuman and William
Mackay. The steamship was gaily
decorated with dags and bunting, aud
as she steamed down tho Mersey she
was enthusiastically cheerod by the
crowds which lined tho dockswhile
the various steam craft saluted her with
the tooting of whistles.
AGAINST THK SULMtHHI! COUKT.
Anjrry Fnnnera Want Thnt Distlu
St. Paul, April 2,-Tlio indignation
of the farmers of Minnesota has risen
to wblto heat over the decision of the
United States Supremo Court in tho
now famous Granger cases, In which
the Minnesota Hallway Commission
was practically laid on flic shelf. The
executive committee of tho Stato
Farmers' Alllauco, representing over
110,000 tillers of the soil, met hero yes
teulay and passed a set of resolutions
denunciatory of tho Supremo Court and
nskiug all the Farmers' Alllauces in thu
country to join with them In p, national
c (invention lookiug to tho abolition of
iho Supremo Court.
BUS. POWDBllLV'S VIKWS
On tho Alum nmt l'rlnclnloa of tho
KnlulitH of Labor,
ll.utTFonn, Cox.v., April 2. T. V.
Powdcrly spoke at Allyn Hall last night
to a largo audience of workingmon.
Mayor lioot and other prominent mon
occupied seats on tho platform. Mr.
Powdcrly spoke chiefly on tho alms and
principles of tho Knights of Labor. IIo
Bald they favored eight hours a day, tho
nationalization of railroads, equal com
pensation to both sexes for equal labor,
tho freeing to tho pcoplo of land now
held for speculation and tho Australian
Mr. Powdcrly was frequently ap
plauded, and held tho closest attention
of the audionco for two hours.
The Commissioners to-day granted a
retail liquor llconso to Lucas G. Milo
vlrh, i:U8 15 street notthwest, Tho
following applications woro rejected:
Hetall Michael T. Green, 240 Four-nnd-a-half
street southwest; James
Hav, liSOS D street northwest.- Whole
saleChristopher H. Tennant, 400
Seventeenth street northwest; Goorgo
W. Cooper and Frcclaud Hanks, 1822
E street northwest.
Hurnliif; of it Stable,
An old rickety stable, near tho cor
ner of Twelfth and H streets, burnod
down this afternoon shortly boforo 1
o'clock. The losi Is comparatively
A ltnr;lliry In tho Nlcht,
Tho houso of Thomas A. Gaddls, at
Mill's Station, was broken Into last
night and a gold wateh and chain, a
gold Masonlo charm and $!10 in money
Murdered Ills Partner.
Br. Thomas, Quunr.o, April 2. In
the Criminal Court Morln, convlctod of
tlio murder of his business partnor, Hoy,
three months ago, was sentenced to bo
bunged May 10.
Tho 05c. English Dogskin Gloves,
with the improved automatic fasten
ings, arc offered for 89c. during this
sale. Have them tried on, and thus be
assured of a perfect fit. Every pair
.$1.35 Is tho Special Price for the $1.50
Men's English Derby Kid Gloves. Gen
tlemen who have worn these gloves arc
our best reference. Every pair war
ranted. a, use,
ADMIItAL HO IVAN'S I'UNHHAL.
Slnililo but I nip rcs.il vo Ceremonies'
St. tlolin'fl (Jllltreh.
The funeral of Vice Admiral Itowan
took placo to day from St. John's
Episcopal Church. Tho service was
simple and impressive and entirely de
void of military display, in accordance
with the expressed wish of tho deceased.
The service began at 2 p. m. in tho
picsencu of a large congregation, which
included many distinguished Navy and
Army ollicers, Senators and members of
Congress and prominent pcoplo in pri
The Kev. Dr. Douglas, tho pastor,
olllciatcd, assisted by Itevs. Drs. Clark,
Harding and 1'ayno." Tho remains were
placed in a plain oak casket, and
upon it were placed the Admiral's
sword, which was voted him at tho
Metropolitan Pair in New York years
ngo, and his cocked hat, which
rested upon the (lag of the old Iron
side. Ten sailors from tho navy-yard
acted as body-bearers. Tho pall-bearers
were Admiral D. 1). Porter, Hear Ad
mirals Jenkins, Hodgcrs, Colhoun,
Temple, Hoe, Stevens, Shufeldt, Eng
lish and Franklin and Major-General
Schofleld. Tho remains were Interred
in Oak Hill Cemetery.
VKllY KON1) OF DItlMC.
Pnrdoiicd on tlio Condition Thnt He
Should Keep Sober.
Coi.i'Miii'S Ohio, April 2. Governor
Campbell pardoned Samuel White, a
lifo prisoner, fiom tho Ohio State prison.
There is a peculiar story connected with
his imprisonment. His clime was mur
der, and ho was intoxicated when ho
commuted it. Ho was convicted In 1871.
Governor Foster pardoned him In
18S1 on tho condition that lie should
never drink intoxicating liquors. Ho
observed this condition uulil last sum
mer, when ho began a terrible jambo
ico and frightened all Portsmouth. For
this ho was brought back to prison.
Governor Campbell now pardons him
on the same condition.
11 i) Lives Lost liy tlio Kx plosion of n
Husonvii.i.i:, J M.., April 2. Five
lives will probably be lost through a
boiler explosion hero yesterday. Tho
stavo mill of J. II. Ilussing & Co., at
this place, was blown to pieces and tho
proprietor and one of his men instantly
killed. Nine persons woro injured. Of
theso three mo fatally hurt aud the
wounds of two others aro sorlous.
Tho forco of tho explosion was ter
rific, every building in town being
shaken. Tho body of Mr. Ilussing was
badly mangled. Tho factory was lit
erally demolished, much valuable, ma
chinery being destroyed. Tho cause of
tho oxplosion Is supposed to havo been
low water In the boiler.
CiiAiii.orn;, N. O., April 2. A spo
clal to the Chronicle icpoits the killing
of Leo Carver nliio miles from Losing
ton, Davidson County, by Frank H.
Broadway. Tho latter alleges that
Carver circulated defamatory roportsof
Mis. Hroadway. The slayer lias not
yet been aircsled, but warrants nro out,
under tho verdict of tho coronor's jury,
charging Hroadway with tho killing,
OI ud Itlsinarck la Out,
HuitMNGTON, Iowa, April 2. Kev.
Father Josoph Krcusch, head of tho
Jesuit order here, says that he aud his
fralornlty aro preparing to return to
Germany, bolng convinced that with
Prluco Hlsmarck shelved thoy will re
ceive inoro satisfactory treatment than
MR. SHERMAN'S BILL CONSIDERED
IN THE SENATE.
Mr. DnnlftlTi Amendment to tho World's
I'alr 11111 Deputy Firfit Auditor of
tlio Treasury Nominated I'rocecil
Incs or Hotlt House!) or Congress.
Mr. Edmunds, from the Judiciary
Committee, reported back to the Senate
to-dny the Anti-Trust bill In the form of
Mr. Vest, a member of tho committee,
said ho concurred in tho report, but
with the understanding that thero was
one section of tho bill which did not In
his opinion go far enough,
In reply to an Inquiry of Mr. Cullom,
Mr. Vest said It was tho same section
that Mr. Edmunds thought wcut too
far section 7.
Mr. George, a member of the commit
tee, regarded tho bill, as far as it went,
a good one tho best that could bo
framed under tho constitutional power
of Congress over commerce. Hut
there were ono or two powers
of Congress which, ho thought,
might bo exorcised effectively
in tho direction of tho suppression o"f
trusts and combinations, but which tho
committee did not see proper to exer
cise. He should support tho bill as re
poitcd, but might offer amendments
looking to the exerclso of these other
Mr. Coke, a member of tho commit
tee, concurred In tho bill as reported ex
cept that ho would prefer tho section
referred to by Mr. Vest to be in a little
Tho bill was then read, nnd Mr. Ed
munds said that as soon as the Montana
election cases were disposed of tho bill
would be taken up.
House bill to transfer the Hevcnuo
Marino Service from tho Treasury to
the Navy Department was roportcd and
placed on tho calendar.
Mr. Halo's resolution to rescind tho
resolution fixing the hour meeting ot
the Senate at 11 a. m. was agreed to, to
take effect on Monday noxt.
Mr. Hoar thcu called up tho Montana
election cases, the committee's .report
fnvorlng the seating of the Republican
Senators elect, Saunders and Power.
In the House.
The House passed n number of bills
authorizing tho construction of bridges
over western livers; also a bill amend
ing tho act to aid vessels wrecked or
disabled in waters conterminous to tho
United State's and Dominion of Canada.
It grants authority to Canadian wrecking
vessels to aid Canndinn vessels In distress
when similar authority shall have been
given by tho Canadian Ciovcrimient to
wrecking vessels of thu United Statc3 toald
United States vessels In distress
The bill authorizing the construction
of a bridge across the Hudson Hlver
from Jersey City to New York, to regu
late commerce in and over said bridgo
and to establish such bridge as a mili
tary and postroad, was called up and
Tho House then took up tho Idaho
Tho bill Is in charge of Mr. Dorsey. of
Nebraska, who, In opening the discus
sion, made a forcible and telling speech
in its favor.
Tlio World's I'll I r.
Tho Scnntc Special Committee on the
World's Fair had a meeting this morn
ing. The committee is composed of
Messrs. Hiscock (chairman), Sherman,
Ingalls, Cameron, Hawlcy, Wilson
(Iowa), Stanford, Farwell. Eustls, Col
quilt, Hansom, Vest, Kenua, Gray and
Daniel. A quorum was present. Mr.
Daniel offered his amendment as fol
lows: "Striko out section 8 of tho bill
and substitute therefor the followimr:
"Sec. 8. That said commission shall
provide for an International celebration
at the Capital ot the United States In
"That the plan of said celebration
shall Include the erection of a statue of
Christopher Columbus, to be unveiled
with appropriate civic and military
ceremonies at the city of Washington
on tho 12th day of October, 1892, which
ceremonies shall bo preceded by n grand
review of the navies of the world
first, In New York Haibor, and, second,
at Hampton Hoads. tho erection at tho
Capital of the United States of a
memorial hall suitable for said cere
monies on tlio 12th of October, and also
suitable for inaugural receptions, inter
national conventions, and for statuary
and portraits of distinguished Ameri
cans. "That tho President of tho United
Stales especially invito the presidents
of the eighteen American sister repub
lics the King of Italy, tho Queen of
Spain and tho presidents and reigning
sovereigns of all other nations to visit
tiic United States in 1892 and join with
him in the ceremonies attending the
unveiling of said statue of Christopher
"That on tho completion of said ccro
nionies at tho Capital of the United
States, tlio foreign representatives and
guests be Inv lied to visit Chicago and
join in sultnblo ccrcmonios in dedica
tion of the buildings of the World's
" Hcforo further action could bo taken
than to read the bill, a call of tho
Senate shortly after 11 o'clock broke
the meeting up. Tho committee will
meet again next Friday,
Tho President to-day sent to tho Sen
ate tho following nominations:
Alexander F. McMillan of Michigan
to bo Deputy First Auditor of tlio
George F. Ttirrltton of Nevada, to bo
Surveyor-General of Nevada.
To bo Pension Agents: John G.
Mitchell of Ohio, at Columbus, Ohio;
Edward 11. Harvey of Michieran, nt
To bo Hegisters of Land Offices:
James I. Fleming of Kansas, at Topckti,
Kan.; 11. C. Olncy of Colorado, at
To be Receivers of Public Monoys:
G. C. Thaxter of Gevada, at Carsou
Citv, Nov.; J. J. Lambert of Colorado,
at Pueblo, Col.
To bo Indian Agents: James '.Mc
Laughlin of North Dakota nt tho
Standing Hock Agency, in North Da
kota; Charles S. Kolsuy of AVIseonwIn
at tho Green Hay Agency, In Wis
consin. William W. Wlntcrbolham to bo post
master at Eau Claire, Wis.
Tho Mc'JomasOorrymauderlnc Hill.
Tlio Select Committee of the Houso
on tho election of President, Vice
President and Representatives in Con
gress to-day completed tho considera
tion of tho bill introduced in thu Houso
by Mr. McComas of Maryland, known
as tho (Jerrymandering bill, to regulate,
inpait, thotlmoand mannor of hold
ing of elections of Representatives in
Sovernl amendments wero ndoptcd
sticngthenlng tho bill, which will probu-
bly bo reported favorably to the Hotiso
at the next meeting of tho committee.
The District In ConcrosR,
The Judiciary Sub-Committee of tho
House District Committee had an in
formal meeting yesterday afternoon, tit
which tho various bills In relation to
trust companies and their forma
tion nnd regulation wcro considered
There are nine of these bills before tho
committee. No nctlott was taken. Tho
bills wcro referred to Mr. Hemphill by
Chairman Grout. Tho sub committee
will probably get together again this
House bill 4i)2!l, to erect a laboratory
building for the use of the Department
of Agriculture in tills city, was today
reported. Tho bill appropriates $2"i0,
000. The building is to bo erected on
public reservation No. 2.
ItLl'UHLIUANS A UNIT.
Hie Mulorlty nf tho Wh and Montis
The story published In tho Philadel
phia Times this monilng as a special
from Washington, but which sounds
very much like Colonel McClurc nnd
mitrht have been written in the homo
ofllco as readily as hero, is denounced
as absurd by tho Hepubllean meinbera
of tho AVnys nnd Means Committee.
Mr. McKcnna of California said:
"The majority of the Ways and
Means Committee are a unit in favor of
the bill, and will urge and work nnd
vote for its passage exactly as it will
come from the committee. There is
not n Republican on the committee who
is opposed to it. Every one of them
will give it his hearty support."
The Democrats on the committee
have been graciously allowed ten days
in which to kick, and tho bill will be
reported, discussed nnd passed.
Attracting Much Attention on Hotli
Sides at the Capitol.
Tho political situation in Pennsyl
vania Is attracting much attention at the
Capitol. The Democrats think they
have a chance to win the Governorship
If only they can confine the canvass to
State issues. Ex-Senator Wnllaco has
announced himself ns a candidate for
tho Democratic nomination, and ex
Speaker Kandall, who formerly
was bitterly opposed ' to him,
is now heartily In favor of his
candidacy. Ex-Congressman William L.
Scott, alarmed at Mr. Handalls join
ing hands with Mr. Wnllaco, labored
long with Congressman Mutchler trying
to get him to enter the Held for the
nomination against Wallace. Hut Mr.
Mutchler positively declined to do so.
As matters now stand it is safe to say
that tho entlro Pennsylvania Demo
cratic delegation in Congress will favor
Mr. Wallace. Ex-Governor Curtln is
slionglv in favor of Wallace.
On the Hepubllean side tho candi
dates In the field for nomination arc
Mt'ssis. Dehimater, Stono aud Hast
ings. The latter is now Adjutant
General, and a move was made to
shunt him off the Gubernatorial track
by endeavoring to have him tippointcd
to tlio newly-created ofllco of Assistant
Secretary of War. Ho has, however,
definitely declined to be considered in
connection with that olllce. It would
look too much like being bought off.
Senator Quay is generally credited
with being friendly to Oelamaler, and It
is clnimid tlmt his lieutenants aro all
workine like beavers for that candi
date. Tho Senator hlm.clf has said
nothing as yet as to his personal choice
or intentions, but bo is sawing wood
very industriously. He rccognl.cs that
to openly support a candidalo and force
his nomination would bo disas
trous to him should that can
didate lie beaten at tho polls.
Tho Heaver statesman's reputation
for astuteness and sagacity would lake
a fatal fall. Besides, Senator Quay is
friendly to all the gentlemen who want
to bo Governor. His chief desire is to
be identified with the winner, and so
maintain his prestige ns the leader of
the party in his own Stato.
It is said that Mr. Stono would be
satisfied to go on the ticket as the nom
inee for second place.
SKNSATION AT A VUNHKAL.
A Pnstor Helium to Let u Hlvnl Pre
side nt tho Obsequies.
Huntingdon, Pa., April 2. There
was a sensational seeno at the funeral of
little 12-ycar-old Clara Harris at Rev.
11. F. Long's Hoformcd Church in
Marklcsburg, Pa., yesterday. Pastor
Long publicly and positively refused
admittance to Row J. C. Mussor of
Huntingdon, who, by request of tlio
child before she died, was to preach tho
funeral sermon, and had gone over with
u frpteial train of mourners and friends
ft tun Huntingdon for that purpose.
In spite of tho Consistory's demand
that the obsequies goon as provided for
the pastor refused, and there had to be
a rompioiniso. under which Rev. C. 11.
Heltcr preached the sermon. At tho
ciavc again, Mr. Musser's shoit prayer
was cut shorter by Pastor Long's inter
tuption. A personal feud between the
two explains it all.
WHO SHOULD GOVKHN V
Doubt iis to the L'xecutlvo of the (Irecn
CoNcoim, N. II., April 2. Tho Ill
ness of Governor Goodell has brought
to light a weak spot In tho Stato con
stitution, which the Supreme Court has
been called upon to oxplain. Tho con
stitution says that "whenever tho chair
of the Governor shall becomo vacant
by reason of his death, nbsenco from
the Stato or otherwise, tho president of
tho Senate shall become acting Gov
ernor." There is a diversity of opinion regard
ing tho interpretation of tho word
"otherwise," and In order to obtain nn
opinion in tho matter, tho Attorney
General has filed a bill in equity in the
Supremo Court and has Issued a writ
or mandamus against I). Arthur Tag
gait, president of tho Senate, calling
upon him to show c.auso why he shail
not perform tlio duties and exercise the
functions of tho chief executive.
Killed and Hohhi-d.
Ni:w Yoiik, April 2. A special to
the iremhl from Dublin, Va.. says:
J. 11. Caddall, county treasurer and
president of the Pulaski National Hank,
was murdered and robbed about 1:00
yesterday afternoon between tho county
seat and ids home. There is no clue to
tlnrllcld'H Sou Defeated.
Cleveland, 0 April 2. Harry
W. Gnrileld, son of tho Into President
Garfield, was defeated for nomination
as member of tho Hoard of Education
at the Thhd District Republican
prlmaiy last night,
Hustur Holidays In Liverpool.
I.IEM'00I April 3. Next Friday,
Saturday nnd Monday will be observed
as holidays nnd tho grain and provlslm
markets will bo closed,
fMPi:i,i.i;it to niovi:,
l'tilarm of sin In (lothatii's nTonder
loln" District Vacated,
Nnv Yoiik, April 2. Tho "Tender
loin" precinct Is rapidly being depopu
lated, with police assistance. Tho
female tenants of a largo number or
homes in Thltty-llrst and Thirty-second
streets are suffering ovlcllon. They
hnvo given their character to this
quatlcr, and It has been notorious for
yeais. All of tills class were notified a
week ago by Captain Hellly that they
must vacate. Ho limited their term
until C o'clock last evening. Thoso
who had not gono at thai hour wero
rapidly preparing to move.
The exodus Is all explained by tho
fact that parlies about to build a hotel
in the vicinity have brought In thu Po
lice Dcpaitmcntlo purge tho neighbor
hood. Many of theso houses wero orig
inally of great respccllblllty. There
aro whito marble nnd brown stono
blocks among them, with the old hand
some fashions of tall iron-railed base
ments, high, balustraded stoop, deep
vestibules and bow nnd oriel windows,
with a fine corniced or mansatd roof
to cap tho once elegant pile.
I1AJUKS NOT DAMNnil,,
Cleveland l'resbj terlans' Idea Aliout
tlio Conrmnlon or rlth,
Ci.r.Vni.AM), Ohio, April 2. Tho
committee of the Cleveland Presbytery
yesterday prepared a report on tlio re
vision of tho Confession of Faith, rec
ommending several radical and startling
Tho committee recommends the ex
clusion of tho statement of "sovereign,
eternal and unconditional reprobation
of any of God's creatures;" approves a
clear expression. of belief that none dy
ing in infancy shall eternally perish;
disclaims the certain damnation of alt
the heathen world as part of tho faith;
desires the elimination of tho mention
of Hotnan Catholics as necessarily idol
atrous, aud advocates the striking out
of the assertion that the Pope of Homo
is an anti-Christ. The committee rec
ommends that the love of God and tho
missionary duty of tho church be em
phasized in the Confession, and tho
addition, in co-operation with other
churches of a short creed not to dis
place the Confession, revised or unrc
vised. COTTON LANDS lIUOMIill,
Mississippi's Witters Threaten Wide
spread nnd Dire Destruction,
Ni:w Yoitic, April 2. The lltvald'i
Yicksbiire, Miss., special says: The sit
uation of the overflowed districts be
comes more and more alarming. The
great Delta country, composed of the
counties of Tunica, Coahoma, Rolivar,
Washington, Sunllowcr, Leflore, Issa
qucma, Slianko, and parts of Yazoo and
Waiitn arc in immediate dangor of In
undation. It is safe to say that 10,000
people, mostly negro Immigrants from
the Carolinas, Georgia and Alab.una,
have settled there.
In the last few years four different
lallreads havo been built through this
country, nnd traffic on them all Is now
nt a standstill. It is -conceded by nil
experienced persons that it is but a.
matter of a few days when the greater
portion of this vast area of cotton land
will be under water. Much loss of llfo
has been reported from points near and
immediately back of the various
crevasses, and no doubt many ncoplo
who settled on low laud, remote from
tho railroads and river front, havo
found themselves unable to escape.
Kll.l.KI) 111 C,VVi:G SAND.
Three h'mall Hojs Pound Donil In Their
Vi:hnon, Tkxas, April 2. Monday
afternoon tho three sons of R, 15.
Harkersvillc, aged 15. 10 and 11, and
the three boys of Mr. K. H. Wommack,
aged 15, lit nnd 12, went to tho sand
haul; at the south end of the Peace
River Hridge, where the boys had dug
a cavo in tho sand. At nlcht thev did'
not return lintne. nnd vcslerdnv morn-
iDg Mrs. Wommack went to look for
Upon reaching the river she discov
cied the feet of a child protruding from
the sand, the roof having fallen in upon
them. Sho gave tho alarm and hun
dreds of men hastened lo the place, and
the work of rcscuiug began. 5oon the
sand was removed nnd tho bodies were
taken out, but life had been extinct for
A GLOOMY OUTLOOK.
Insurniountahln DIlllciiltleH in tho
Panama Canal's Way
Ni:w Yoiik, April 2. Tho Herald's
Aspinwall correspondent writes that he
has made a thorough personal investiga
tion of the condition of the Panama
Canal work. He finds it worse than
the worst that has heretofore been re
ported. The work actually done is but
cs a drop in tlio bucket compared with
Iho whole. Tho difficulties involved In
carrying the cut through tho Culcbra
ridge ato practically Insuperable.
A Plan to HcM'tie Frustrated.
Daxvimx, Ya., April 2.-J. P. Da
vis, sheriff of Henry County, reached
hero yesterday from Martinsville with
E. T. D. Davis In charge. E. T. D.
Daris has recently been convicted of
murder in the second degree, and sen
tenced lo a term of eighteen years in
the penitentiary. Ho appealed to tho
uprcrao uotirt oi Appeals, ami pomi
ing tho appeal ho was placed in tho
Henry jail. Tho officers of Henry
County have, within tho past few days,
received Information that the friends of
Davis wero maturing a plan to rcscuo
tho prisoner, and, the Henry jail being
very insecure, Judge Mulllns ordered
Davis removed to Danville for safe
keeping. Tho Now iludRO.
ArousTA, Mi:., April 2. William
Pcnn Whltehouso or Augusta has been
appointed to tho Supieuio Hench, viro
Judge Danforth, deceased. Ho Is 18
years old, studied law with Senator
Halo, was a leader In the movement
which ld to abolishing the death pen
alty In this State and since 1878 has
been a judge of tho Kenuebec County
A Two Million-Dollar lire.
Eh Paso, Tux.. April 2.-J. G. Fol
lansbeo of tho H.ivlcore ranch arrived
from Mexico lasl nluht, andrcpoits that
on Sunday last the Cushiirrnclilo re
duction works, located about fifteen
miles southwest of Chihuihua, and
owned by n New York coinp-iny, wero
totally destroyed by lire. Loss, 2,000,
000. Cauto of fire unknown.
StrHtluc lor Ten per rent,
1'oiiTi.AKD, Onr... April 2. Owing to
the refusal of the Union Pacific R'lil
road Company to accede to tho demand
of 10 per cent. Increaso In their vages,
all tho switchmen, and brakemoii on the
road between I.agramlc and this city
1 havo gono on a strike,
11 1 S DEFENSE HER DIARY
WROTE OF HER LOVE FOR A
Knqland's and Hoi-ninny's Neus nnd
Oosslp Lowor Mlildln daises Pro
testlnc Acalnst tho Tating or
London, April 2. The music-hall
performers nro still speaking their
minds very freely and clearly In regard
to the ridiculous legislation of the
county council proposed a short tlmo
ago. Tho Idea of compelling every
pcrfoimcr to take out n license In t'no
same manner as tho costcrinongcr who
sells fi nit nnd vegetables about the
ftrcet Is idiotic In the extreme, nnd tho
council has few sympathizers among
the public except a handlul of men of
tho McDougall stamp, who If they had
their own way would clothe Yenus of
Milo and put trousers on Apolo. Mc
Dougall of London Is the Gerry of
New Yoik and his namo Is furnishing
InspirnUon for tho doggerel of overy
music hall "artist" in town, Tho
clauses referring to theatres wero
dropped very suddenly after tho first
popular outcry, aud now the council
committee nsserts that it was never
really meant to restrict theatres. How
ever, it will cauio a serious check lo
tho council's popularity among tho
radicals aud tho poor of London if tho
bill Is persisted in. Tho Music Halt
Is tho poor man's theatre, and any re
striction upon them curtails his rights,
of which he Is most tenacious.
Great exertions arc being made to
cover up the peculations in the commis
sary department of tho admiralty, and
the efforts will probably be successful.
That Jack's rations have been sys
tematically stolen, adulterated and re
placed by food of the most Inferior
quality touches ono of the tenderest
points of tho English mind, but it would
appear, unfortunately, that tho parties
concerned In the Iniquity arc of loo high
position to bo publicly dealt with, and
in nil probability they will simply be
diopped from office at convenient in
tervals. It is stated that Sir Hcnjamin Raker,
the colleague of tho senior engineer of
the Forth Hridge, who received his
title on the day that wonderful struc
tine was formally opened to traffic, has
been applied to for assistance with plaus
for tho proposed bridge across tho
Hudson Hlver at New York. Sir John
Fowler, tho senior engineer of the
Forth Hridge, will, it is understood,
l est on the laurels his latest achieve
ment has won for him and leave future
victories to be won by Baker, who hti
had a prominent part in most of the
leading engineering ventures of recent
years, "and whose work is regarded by
engineers in all lands as that of a
Lord Randolph Churchill has do
clined the invitation to address a Lib
eral meeting on the subject of the con
ference of the Peace Commission at
Reilin, a decision which meets tho ap
proval of his friends, who deprecate
his making any public speeches on any
subject at this time.
It is stated that Emperor William is
preparing a scheme for a peaceful com
promise of tho existing differences hi
tween Germany and France, and will
submit the terms to the French Gov
ernment at an early day. Tho plan is
said to be so entirely equitable that its
tender by the more aggressive of tho
two powers cannot fall of cordial ac
ceptance by the other, though it may
possibly be subjected to slight modifi
cation. Captain Robert Walpole has, through
his counsel, secured an order from tho
couit demanding the production of tho
diaries kept by Miss Yallery Wiede
mann, the young Gorman governess,
whoso case against him for breach of
promise and seduction has been re
opened, nnd is still pending. By these
journals Walpole will attempt to prove
grave misconduct on the part of Miss
Wiedemann with a German military
officer at the time she claims to havo
I uucu I'UllljilciuiJ uuuui un uu inuux-
lion in tno uciici mat sue was ins who.
Tlio protest of the East End shoe
makers against being compelled to'work
in their living rooms, supplemented by
a demand that thoy bo provided with
woikshons, has met with a favorable
l espouse on tho part of many of tho
masters, whose action will doubtless be
followed by the others. Already 1!J0
employers havo signed an agreement to
provide commodious and convenient
shops, aud this recognition of tho jus
tice of the agitation against home la
bor, based on sanitary grounds, can
scaicely fail to Influence the conductors
of fiber industries whoso wares are fin
ished In rooms also devoted to cooking,
eating and sleeping
Chancellor von Capiivi has an
nounced his intention to abandon tho
system of inspired journals, which ho
believed to bu unfair lo other news
piipi rs and produetivo of no real benefit
to tho instilling authority. In future
ho will decline to cxtond favors to ono
paper which arc denied to another, but
will on the other hand aim at a wider
and more equitable distribution of of
ficial news among icspcctable journnls
without rcfercucc to, their political
leanings than has heretofore been tho
The Emperor has decided that mili
tary officers on the retired list are under
the jurisdiction of the civil authorities,
and must in all cases bo ameuablo to tho
The report of tho betrothal of tho
Archduchess Stephanie, widow of
Crown Piluco Rudolph, to Archduke
Francis, he'r to tho Austrian throne, is
officially denied at Yicnna.
HIS DlXLCTIHLi: Ll'DSIIIP.
The Heir ol' an Karl and Ills Lady on.
London, April 2. Viscount Ilinton,
Iho son nnd heir of Earl Paulctt, who
has also undergone imprisonment for
robbery, nppeaied on tho Strand yes
teulay afternoon, accompanied by his
wife. Ho was playing on an organ,
and Lady Ilinton was collcctinir cop
pers. An oristocratle-loolang gentle
man endeavored to persuade the erratic
Viscount to desist, offering lilm a clerk
ship on tho Stock Kxchange. Flvo
hundred people assembled, but Ilinton
becamo very excited, and sworo ho
would never alter his course of life un
til his father dies.
1IALLUTT WANTS A DIVOHCH.
Hie .Scandal Soon to ho Ventilated In
the l.'nulUh Courtn.
London, April 2. Colonel Hughos
Hallct has definitely decided to apply
for a divorce from ills wife, late Miss
Fmlly Schauniburc of Philadelphia.
The prnceidlngs will bo based on Mrs.
lluiihcfc lltillett's alleged misconduct
with Chnndor. Tho solicitor of Colonel
Ilallett shows papers and allUlavlis of a
detcciivL whom ho emnloved and of the
' butler. Tho latter swears that in inaiiy
vital points Mis. Ilallcl's breach of the
lnmrlagu contract entitles her husband
to a local separation, or even n divorce
and a third of his wife's Income.
Ilallett confiontcd his wlfo with tho
butler's affidavit. A terrific row took
place. Mrs. Ilallett iiacked her trunks
and left for tho continent. She is still
supporting Chnndor, who Is at Monte
Carlo, enjoying htmsolf gambling and
spending money freely, although with
no visible means of support. Tho case
will soon come beforo the public.
Si altering Honors,
Hi:ui.iN, April 2. Huron Marscliall
Hlebcrsleln, according lo tho lleiehmn
itigrr, has been appointed Secretary of
State for Foielgn Affairs. The title of
"excellency lias Dccn conferred upon
Count Rerchcn, Under Secretary of
Foreign Affalis, by the Emperor. Tlio
freedom of tho city of Augsburg has
been conferred upon Prlnco Hlsmarck.
Snellen's Parliament Prnroctiod,
CoPKNiiAouN, April 2. Parliament
was prorogued by the King yesterday.
In the absence of n btidgot ho em
powered tho government to levy exist
ing taxes In order to provide funds for
the expenses of the government.
CoNvrANTixopi.v., April 2. Tho Sul
tan, yielding to tho advico of tho Kng-
lish Government, has decided to repress
the lawlessness of tho Kurds In Arme
nia by establishing strong garrisons
thiougliout that country.
Not lo Marry.
IIkiii.in, April 2. The reported be
trothal of Princess Victoria to Prince
Albert of Saxc-Altcnburg Is denied by
riVi: KILLHD IN a mini:,
Pulal (ills I'.tploilon Thu Pull Kesult
Not Yet Known,
AVn.Ki-.siiAiini;, P., April 2. An
explosion of gas occurred this morning
in No. -I shaft at Nanticokc. At noon
seven men had been brought out seri
ously burned and ono dead. There aro
four other men still in the shaft and It
Is believed they have been suffocated.
The names of the victims cannot yet bo
VOTING IN A NHW WAY.
ICliodo Island's llallnt Deform Law
Under Trial To-Daj .
PiioviDiiNfE, R. I., April 2. The
day for tho annual election of Stato of
fice s opened bright and warm, the
balmiest of sprinc thus far. For tlio
first lime tho long-expected, much
talkid of ballot reform law passed by
the Legislature of 1SS0, and
moic or lsss amended by
this year's General Assembly
is in practical operation In Rhode
Island. Voting in secrecy is giving
crent satisfaction. The election at all
the polling places in Providence and in
other cities and towns, according lo re
ports received, is piogresslng quietly
and causing but little trouble to voters
in their cxcicise of constitutional fran
chise. After all the instruction which has
for weeks, months and years been
given in the. details of the" Australian
method, cltl'ens seem to take to It as If
to the manor born, Thero nro
fom State tickets In the field, tlio Re
publicans, headed by the present Gov
ernor, II. W. Ladd; the Democrats,
whof-e candidate is "llniiesl" J. W.
Davis; tho Union Reform, led by Cot
ton Manufacturer A. H. Chase, and the
Prohibition, symbolized in Rev. J. II.
The ballots arc printed on big sheets
of paper, the names of candidates ar
laycd In four colums. It requires ballot-boxes,
tho size of largo dry
goods cases, to contalu
them. It will require one
person an hour to count sixty votes.
Consequently It will be impossible to
announce the result of the election un
til twenty-four hours nftor tho polls arc
IMNANCIAL AND COMMHKCIAL.
New Vorli .Stoelcs.
The following nro the prices or the New
York and Chicago marUcts as rcnoitedliy
special wire to C. T. Havcnucr & Co., Itootu
11 Atlantic iiuildliiL':
stocks. Open "Mil
Chteaco (las -t:!J U8
Can. South. T 55
Nat Lead Tet IS !72
1).. L. A V.13-tj -Mi
Del. A Hud. 1111 14'.)
Kile 2U V't;
L. A N Hi S4t
L. S 1072 '07
SugarTrust. Cl 'J3t
Mo. Vac t ?;2
N.Y.A N. i:. -I0J M
N. Y. Con
stocks. Open 2.30
Northwest ..till '.HI
'.'. M. S. S... 'J73 SS
Scailliig -U 4'i
!. A W. Vt. 21 211
Am. Col s'd. Si
tcli A Top. :i7J
do. pfd. 71J 711 Chl.,ll.AQ.1071'U71
Tho Chicago Markots.
Open Clote. pome. Open
. 10 7.
. 0 17
. 0 22
. 0 27
33 July ...
Wiuhlniituu StocU K.Yehnnge.
Sales ltccular Call 1S o'clock in.
Columbia National Bank, CO at 178;
Lincoln National JlanU, 20 at07Ji 10 at 07.
Columbia Flro lusuraiico, 2'J at 17j,
People's Insurance. 100 at 5J. American
(iruphopuone, 10 at 11J;:'.0 at 141. Wash
ington Loan and Tiust Company, 100
Miscellaneous bonds V. S. Electric
Lights 1st, ', 100; U. S. Klectrle Light
'-'d, O's, 110; W. A ti- It. It. 10-40 0's,
It'na-'iSi, 105; vy. & O. Convertible, 0's,
; Masonic Hall A6s'u, f.'s, O IMS, 107;
Wash. Market Co.. Ist Mort., 0's, 110;
Wash. Market Co., Imp., 0'e. llli: Inl'd A
Seaboard Co., 0's, C 1S97, 20; W"ah. Lt.
Infantry, 1st, Cs, 1004 101; Wash. Lt. In
fantry, 2d, 7's, 1004, OS; Wash. (Jas Light
Co.. Ser. A. 0's. IS!: Wash, (las Lieut Co..
Scr. II, (i's, 121: Hygienic loo Company, 1st
Mort., (is, 10'.'.
National Hank Stocks Hank ot Wash
ington, 400: llank ofltepuhllc, 250; Metro
uolltaii, 8r0; Central, 2S5; Second, 155;
Furmcis and Mechanics', l!?N citizens',
1115; Columbia, 1771; Capital, 117; AYost
Insurance Stocks Firemen's, 44; Frank
lin, 55; Metropolitan, SO; National Union,
10; Arlington, ls'i; Corcoran, 0-l; Colum
bia, 171; Gerniau-Amcrleau, ISO; Potomac,
fci; lllcgs. 0; People's li.
Tltlo Insurance Stocks Heal Estato
Title, 123J; Columbia Title, 0i; Washington
(las and F.lectrlc Light Storks Washing
ton tini.,44; Georgetown (ias, 411; U. S3,
Eltettlc Light, 115.
Telephono Stock Pennsylvania, 381;
CbcMipcnko and Potomac, SI; American
Ml6cei!nm'iitik Stocks. Washington Mar
ket Co., ls4. Washington llrlck Machine
Co., WO; Great Falls Ico Co., '.KW; Hull
liur. Panorama Co., S3; National Safe Do
txw.il, i!:;0; Washington Safe Deposit, 1271;
WaMittiKton Loan and Trust Co., fl); Na
tional Typographic, 82; Mergenthaler. 12;
l'nriiuittlr Gun Carrlaeo, J; Wash. Loan
una Trust, to., -, Aiuerlcau Security and
Tru.t ( :i0s, Llm iu ll.dl, 50; nygleutc
lee Co . SO.
AN IDEAL RACING DAY AND A SUC
Prosperity ol tho WasliltiKton docher
dull Assured Ladles Attend In
Lnrco Niiinhcrs ltn.loylnc tho
Drl o Out Gossip or tho Track.
A prettier day for n race ineetliii;
thnn today could scaicely be imagined,
and the Washington Jockey Club prof
ited thereby to a considerable extent.
The air was warm, but there was ist
tlio faintest sutrgcstlou of chhllncss
about It to bring the color to the face,
and make the lively sport provldul all
tho more exhilarating.
Tho moderated weather also litd lis
effect on tho attendance, for thoic was
an Increased number of spectators to
witness tlio flyers. A large number of
them were Indies. Many availed them
selves of tho pleasant weather to drlvo
out, aud long beforo the racine: com
menced the roads leading to Heunlngi
wcic crowded with vehicles of all de
scription. Tho card foi the second day's racing;
was an excellent one, and tho sport nil
that could be desired. The sun dried
tho track nicely and It was In excellent
In the first race, Little Monarch, tho
favorite, ran nwny when the horses
came to the post nnd threw his jockey,
Jones, injuringhlm quite severely. The
horso ran a tulle, and when he was
caught was taken out of tlio race.
Bandy Hrown, 10U, Hill, 10 to 1 and
8 to 1; San Jose, 10!), Trniiior,
5 to 2 nnd 1 to 5; Gipsy King,
10!), Finnlgnn, 5 to 1 and 2 to 1;
Roustabout, 111, Hodgcrs, 10 to I
and !5 to 1; Trowscrs, 111, F.
Slack, 10 to 1 and 3 to I.
Parthian, 117, Ossler. 10 to 1 and !l to 1,
Honlta, tiy.Grifiln, 10 to 1 ondiltol,
Consignee, 110, Meyers, 10 to 1 and ''
to 1. 'Griff Heed was scratched.
Parthian won, leading from the start.
At the quarter San Joso
took the lead, but Parthian
passed her in thu stretch and won
handily. San Joso obtained the place.
The entries for the events arc as fol
Sicond race, J mile Fovstl'ia, Iufntna
tion, P0 each; Vail Mall, V.flo Ella,
Sophist, Idas, ai each.
'Ihhd race, 1J miles ICIlty T., Mur
plierlta, Helen Wallace ((Illy), Unity, Sarah
Hall, Vuzzlo (filly), Vlntago Time (fltlyi,
Helen f., (Juecii of tho Forest, 110 ca'h.
Fourth race, 1J miles Vratlier,lll: Frank.
Ward, 107; Velliam, 100: Ieeherg, IKi.
Fltlvrarc, 1 mile -Manliatten, 101; Car
tie (!.."lu0; (Josslp, gelding, tf.i; Not (iulltv,
!),; Davo 8., 05; My Own. 01; Facial 11., 07;
Hob Swim, 05: Klnc Idler, 107.
After the close of the report of Tiik
Ciiitk yesterday, which was Iho only
paper to publMi tho result of the first
race, the other events resulted as fol
lows: Second race Shotover won, t or
nclin second. Third race Captain
Wagcner first, Coriolanus second
Fourth race Prother first, La Clair
second. Fifth race Jim Murphy first,
Hassan! o second.
Notes of tho Traelc,
Starter Lee had considerable trouble
in starting the horses in the second
race. There was fully twenty break
aways beforo tho flyers got off to a very
Indifferent start. The start In the first
race was also poor, and Onward very
vary nearly secured the race by u good
lead at the stall.
McCaity caught a $25 fine for delay
ing the start in the second race.
The favorites "fooled" their backers
Mr. Davis of tho Davis & Hall stable
said yesterday that tho new track was
in mnny icspects superior to the old one.
Tho bookmakers did not win a barrel
of money yesterday. The losses and
gains were about even, although had
Murphy not secured the last race tho
"bookies" would havo been way ahead.
The hlgu rates for transportation,
which caused Grceu Morris to keep his
horses away, also had the same effect
on the Dwyers.
Tom Oehiltreo was a conspicuous
figure at the new track. He has not en
tirely recovered from his lameness, and
still walks with a crutch.
SHOT 4l' A COLOKKD MAX,
Mrs. Hurnett Seriously Wounded at
Her Homo Thin Altoriioon.
Mis. Burnett of 815 Xcw Jersey ave
nue was shot In the neck by a colored
man named James Harrison nt her
home this afternoon. The wound,
It is feared, will prove fatal.
Mrs, Burnett was taken to Providence
Hospital for treatment, and she Is still
in a very precarious condition.
llohncd a Saloon and Well Nlch IN
enjied .Seott Tree.
Mount Caiiiioi.i., III., Apiil 2.
Three professional cracksmen forced
an entrance Into J. X. Smith's saloon
yesterday morning, blew open tho safe
imdgot away with nearly $1,000. They
wero traced to the depot, where thoy
purchased tickets for Forcston. Two
of the men left the train at Klttredgo
and tiled lo double on their tracks, but
were captured on the train between
hero and Savannah. They carried u
full kit oi tools. The other burglar is
supposed to have escaped to Iowa m a
Mysterious DlMiiiponrauce of n Large
l'ueldico of Money.
CiiiiAoo, III., April 2. A package
containing $10,000 in bills, disappeared
on Saturday between tlio olllce of tho
United States Express Company in tills
city and tho National Bank of Illinois.
Tho package was put luto the safe of
tho cxincss dollvery messenger, but
when the safe was opened at the bank
U could not be found. Tho rcspnusi
blllty for its loss has not yet been h v I.
and tho express officials refuse t ii o
tho names ot thoio who handle I the
money. If the package is not t'o'iml
the express company will have to mako
good the amount to" the bank.
l.Ll'KKS IV INDIANA.
rather and hen Hopelessly Alllletcil
With tlio Dread Dlseae,
F.Noi.inii, Ind., April 2. There are
at least two well defined crsos of h-pmsy
In this vicinity. The victims are lather
and son. The allllctloii Is desculu-d as
manifesting Itself iu white spots that
sink below the adjacent surface. They
nro doubtless lepers, and If invcsttga
Hon Is made It is equally sure that
other cases will oomo to light, one
of the patients Is well advamed in
Local WoatUer l'oreoant.
For the Vutrict of Columbia, Jiin' r ,
,t'Un iiml Virpmia, fair Tl-H't'l-t';
f . it li(ih' raim in southwtft l'tfj ' ti
tun'., timet bccomuis cattcrly.