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The Washington Critic
22D YEAH NO.
MACHINIST CHASE ARGUES POWER
FULLY IN THEIR BEHALF.
Itcgulatlon or Steam Engineering and
Itovlslon or District Laws Consid
ered I'rocofldlng or llulh Honsoi
of Congress nnd or tho Committees,
In tlio Benato to-day Houso bill to
admit freo of duty articles Intended for
tho St. Louts Exposition In September
nnd Octobor, 1890, that may bo Import
cd from tho Republic of Moxico, was
amended by adding tho words "and
other American ropuqllcs and tho Do
monlon of Canada," nnd as amended
the bill was returned a conferonco
A resolution to pay to tho brothor
nnd representative of tho lato .Tamos
CbrlBllo, assistant scrgcant-at-arms of
tho Senate, six months' salary was re
ported and ngrccd to.
Mr. Call offered n prcamblo and reso
lution relating to tho newspaper state
ments as to tho packing of Juries In tho
Northern District of F.orlda. It went
over until to-morrow.
Tho Montana election caso was tafcen
up and Mr. Bpooncr continued his argu
ment In support of tho Republican
In tlio Ilouno.
In tho morning hour tho IIouso passed
public land bills as follows:
Providing that persons settling on
tho second Indemnity plat of tho North
ern Pacific Railroad grant, botweon
August, 1887, and January, 1889, may
transfer their entries from that tract to
other Government land subject to entry.
To cause certain land at tho head
waters of tho Mississippi, St. Croix,
Chippewa and Wisconsin rivers, set
apart for reservation purposes, to bo
restored to tho public domain.
For tho disposal of abandoned mili
tary reservations in Wyoming Tcrrl
torv. r Authorizing tho City of Buffalo, N.
Y., to purchase, undor tho towaslto
law, a strip of tho McKlnnoy military
Authorizing tho entry of public
lands by incorporated cities and towns
for cemetery and park purposes.
A bill was passed requiring purchase
of lands In tho Pawnco reservation In
Nebraska to mako final payments.
A bill to prevent aliens from enlist
ing In tho United States Army after
July 1 next was debated nnd passed.
On motion of Mr. Adams of Illl
nois, tho IIouso reconsidered tho vot
by which tho bill making an approprla
turn to supply tho deficiency caused b;
the Sllcott defalcation and tho blllwai
The IIouso then went into Committal
of tho Whole on tho Naval Approprla'
A National llunkrnptcy Lttr,
The TJousc Committee on tho Judi
ciary completed Its consideration of tho
Commoiclal Convention's National
Bankruptcy bill to-day and ordered
it to bo roported favorably.
Mr. Culberson of Texas gavo
notice that ho would mako a minority
report and submit his bankruptcy bill,
already intiodueed. The convention
bill has been changed,ln Its phraseology,
but tho principles which It embodies re
main the same.
Afavorablo report was orderol on a
bill Introduced by Mr. Henderson of
North Carolina amending the internal
Tlio Now l'atent Oulce.
Major Butterworth, from tho Com
mlttce on Patents, to-day reported to
the House tlio bill appropriating $8,000,
000 for tbo erection In this city
of n building for tbo Patent
Office. Tbo report accompanying tho
bill is long and exhaustive. It takes
1ho ground that tho Bureau of Patents
can readily bo shown to havo con
ti United In a largor measure than any
other bureau or Department of the
National Government to tho develop
ment ofour industries and In enabling
us to attain our present uncqualcd pro3
peilty in tho field of industrial arts and
District In Congress.
Mr. W. W. Chaso, a machinist In tho
Navy Yard, appeared before the IIouso
Committee on Naval Affairs this morn
ing aud made a strong and effective ar
gument in favor of tho passago of House
bills 4080 and 4581, both intiodueed by
Mr. Lodgo of Massachusetts.
The first is a bill to remunerate em
ployes of United Btatcs navy-yards for
timo lost In consequence of injuries re
ceived In said yard. It provides that
any such employo so injured shall re
ceive his or her pay while suffering
from such Injury, but such payment Is
not to continue for a period axcccdlng
twenty-six consecutive weeks.
Tho second Is a bill to regulate tho
pay of employes at tho Washington
Navy-Fard. It provides "that tho
pay of nil per dtom cmplovcs of the
United States navy-yard at" Washing
ton, District of Columbia, shall bo
rated by, and in accordanco with, tho
pay of per diem employes of tho same
classes and grades in tlio United States
navy-yard nt Brooklyn, N. Y.: Pro
vided, That said por diem employes
shall continuo to . bo classified and
graded in tho samo manner as at tho
timo of tho passago of this act, and
that nil 'brass and iron finishers' shall
lie rated tho samo as machinists of lllca
grades; and tho Secretary of tho Navy
is heroby authorized and directed to
cause tho execution of tho provisions of
Mr. Chaso Is a young man of flno
rncsenco, and ho mado a powerful ar
gument in favor of tho bills and pro
duced a most favorable Impression
upon tho members of tho committee.
A delegation of six or eight citizens
intciestcd in tho subject came up to tho
Capitol to-day to confer with Mr.
Button, who has In chargo IIouso bills
8009 nnd 829-1, to amend tho act to reg
ulato steam engineering in tho District.
These bills woro each Introduced "by
request," tbo first by Mr. Hemphill,
the second by Mr. Skinner. Bach pro
vides that steam engineers or handlers
of steam plants shall bo regularly li
censed by tho Commissioners, and
provision Is mado for their examination
and penalties precilbed for a violation
of tho law. As Mr, Burton wa3 not In
tho city the delegation went away, to
coiao back another day.
IIouso bill 3000, for tho rovlslon nnd
Consolidation of tho Iaw3 relating to
municipal affairs In tho Dis
trict, introduced by Mr. Mc
Kinloy "by request," was referred
to tho Commissioners. Tho bill
directs that tho Commissioners and tho
Attorney for tho District oxamluo cor
tain manuscript volumos prepared by
Josiah Qulncy Kern, and if, after such
examination, they shall bo of tho opinion
that those volumes comprise a complete
and satisfactory revision and consolida
tion of all statutes and parts of statutes
relating to muulcipal affairs In tho
District In forco on December 1, 1889,
nnd of all orders, rules, regulations and
ordinances relating to such affairs mado
In pursuatico of law and having tho
forco and effect of law at tho said date,
they shall so stato In writing, and tho
Commissioners shall thereupon pur
chase tho said volumes from Mr. Korn
nt n compensation not to exceed $7,000.
The Commissioners nro required to
report to Congress, on tho first day of
its next regular session, tho action
taken by them under tlio provisions of
this net, together with their recom
mendations In relation to tho said
The IIouso Commlttco on Commorco
this morning bad up tho question of re
organizing tho whole Life-Saving Sorv
ice. Tho Buttoiworth bill directed against
dealing In "options" and "futures" In
tho necessaries of life was reported to
tho Houso to day.
Mil. RANDAWtS CONDITION.
A Humor tliat IIo was Dying Donlod
hy nig Family, J .
Ex-Speaker Randall Is in a dying
condition, says a Washington special
to the Now York Tribune, a fact which
Is now realized and believed by his
family. Until today his wife, who
has been most faithful In her attend
anco upon him, has boon strong In tho
hopo nnd expectation that her husband
would pull through. Now sho is pro
pared for tho inevitable. Mr. Randall
has been low all day. During tho last
forty-eight hours ho has failed to recog
nize any of his family. It is apparent
that ho Is sinking steadily, and his
death is imminent.
Mr. Randall's family say that ho Is
not In a critical condition, as abovo re
ported; that ho passed u very -comfortable
night, and that ho is better to-day
than ho was last wcok.
It Is learned, however, from what Is
regarded as a reliable source, that
ex-Speaker Randall has been In
an alarming condition during
tho past forty-eight hours. Ilia life
was practically despaired of, but it is
said this morning that ho has rallied
and is in no imminent danger.
"Congressman Samuel J. Randall
will bo renominated, ro elected, and will
sit in tho Fifty-second Congress." said
'Squiro McMullen to a Philadelphia
Times reporter last night, after ho had
alighted from tho Congressional limited
train from Washington, which arrived
about 7:20 o'clock.
"Mr. Randall Is Impiovlng very rap
idly," continued tho 'Squire, "and Is
beginning to look as ho did In days of
tho past. He is personally attending to
his correspondence and Is almost dally
in consultation with leading members
of both Houses of Congress. His
frlrnds in tho District appreciato his
services to tho party and to them and
will gladly welcomo his restoration to
"My stay in the city of Washington
was very short," said tho 'Squiro, "but
I tell you It did me a heap of good, and
you can say that I authorise, tho state
ment regatdlng Mr. Randall's renoml
untlon and election."
COUGDXAN NOT QUILTV,
Charges or Violating n aog Ilulo that
Woro Not Sustained,
Secretary Tracy to-day approval tho
findings in tho court-martial case of
Commander J. D. Coughlin, rcceutly
of tho Mohican. Tho court-martial
finding was a scotch verdict of not
proven. Tho chargo, was that
ho wrote an article for tho
Vnllejo (Cal.) Chronicle, which
criticised tho action of his superior offi
cer. This In tho naval regulations con
stitutes a breach of discipline For
this ho was tried, but tho editor of
tho paper tho only person by whom
tho chnrgo could bo proven re
fused to appear befoib the court. As
there is no law to compel tho attendance
of witnesses before a naval court-martial,
and as Commander Coughlan en
tered a plea of not guilty to tho chargo
the couit entered a verdict In accordanco
with tho evidences brought beforo it,
and found a verdict of not guilty.
Bin. WAltNKR nONOKKD.
Directors of Columbia Hank Show
Their Kcspect ami Confidence.
A full meeting of tho directors of the
Columbia Bank was held to-dav. Bv
tho unanimous cholco of tho board Mr.
B. II. Warner resumed tho presidency
of the bank, Colonel A. T. Brltton hav
ing insisted upon his declination of that
position, but consenting to continuo to
servo as vlco-president. Tho directors
will, on Saturday evening, at
Willard's, present Mr. Warner
a testimonial of their respect aud
confidence, no resumes his former
position with tho bank, with larger
deposits and greater assets than at auy
previous dato In Its history.
Marriago licenses havo been issued to
Iluezuga Hamilton nnd Mary O.
Camp, Leesburg, N. J.; Edward J.
Enthoffor and Edith E. West, AVash
ington; James Wallace and Annio
Chambers, Washington; Wm. Nowloy
and Willlo Sorrel, Washington; O. F.
Bacon nnd Mary S. Ashby, Washing
ton; William T. Collins nnd Magglo A.
Corrlgan, Washington; Lawrence
Richardson and Carolina nanson. New
York City; William Houlsty and Emma
A Postal Museum,
Postmaster-General Wannmakcr has
prepared for publication in tho forth
coming monthly postal guldo a circular
letter addressed to all postmasters, ask
ing for contributions to a postal
museum to bo established In
connection with tho Postofllco
Department of Washington, to contain
a permanent exhibit of eueh articles as
will illustrato tho growth of tho postal
servlco in tho United States and tho
methods employed therein,
I'olloy Operators In Court,
Tho policy men who were arrestod
Saturday by Detectlvo Block appeared
In court to-day and demanded a jury
trial. Their demand was granted.
They wcro FrankThompson, Ed. King,
Thomas Bell and Andrew Wood. They
gavo bonds for their appearanco In tho
Tor Selling Lottery Tickets,
William Edgar, who runs a cigar
storo at No. 701 Seventh street, was or
rested to-day by Doteetlvo Block for
selling Louisiana lottory tickets. Tho
caso was heard In tho Polico Court this
On Waiting Orders,
Captain F. V. McNalr has boon do
tatched from tho Omaha and placed on
HOW LIBERAL PRINCIPLES ARE
SOUGHT TO BE INCULCATED.
Chancellor Caprlvl Likely to rrovo
I'optilar IIo Has a Good Voteo,
nnd Is Liked by tho Correspondents
Latest Kuropoan Gossip.
London, April 8. Although dissolu
tion, concerning which predictions and
rumors wcro frequent enough a fow
weeks ago, docs not soem to bo lmmln,
cnt tho Liberal organizations aro pre
paring an nctlvo campaign for a general
election. Tho best spoakors on tho
Liberal sldo nro constantly in tbo field
wherever an election is proceeding or a
political meeting can bo hold, carrying
on tho liberal propaganda working,
and especially among laboring classos.
Pursuing tho plan of Interesting
and winning tho masses boforo tho
timo for election presents Itself, tho
Liberal organizations of tho country
hnvo adopted a system of holding con
certs, conversaziones, etc., at which a
musical programme Is rendered, intor
sperscd with political speeches. These
meetings prove most successful, espe
cially thoso In London, for It Is well
known that a Londonor will nover ro
fuso a free ticket for nnythlng In tho
shape of an entertainment. Tho most
successful of theso efforts, pcrhnps, Is
In tho Mnrlcbono district, whero tho
Marlobono Liberal and Radical Unions
aro conducting a series of such meetings
or entertainments. Theso aro crowded
almost to suffocation.
Under tho existing law, when a wifo
dies Intestate, tho husband enjoys nd-
vantapes wlilrh. If nlrrnmatnnnna wnpn
reversed, would not bo enjoyed by tho
widow. Ho is entitled to tho whole of
his lato wifo's personal property, and
becomes a legal administrator, and for
his own uso, of all property not
specially settled on her. On tho other
hand, tho widow is entitled to but one
half of her lato husband's personal
property, and as to reality, has but allfo
estato In one-third as her dower, tho
remainder going to tho brothers and
sisters and moro distant lclatlves. To
amend this anomaly a bill has been In
troduced with powerful support. Among
tho supporters aro Sir Henry James,
Mr. Ambrose, Mr. Addison and many
others of the legal profession. Tho
bill places the position of tho husband
and wifo in the samo relation after tho
death of ono has occurred. In all cases
where the estato Is under 500. Whero
over, tho sum would bo deducted for
tbo benefit of tho widow beforo any
distribution Is made. Thero are many
legal technicalities in tho way of this
reiorm, but in substance It Is ono which
will bo generally approved.
An international conference on fishery
questions will bo held In London noxt
August. It has been called by tho
British Government, and tho invitations
to tho various European powers hnvo
already been Issued. Tho conference
will deal mainly with questions of In
ternational boundaries in deep sea
Although in many points the now
German Chancellor nnd Prince Bis
marck are physically similar, in ono
important point they differ. Bismarck
has a small weak voice, strikingly in
congruous with his robust physique,
while General Caprlvl Is blessed with
a clear, sonorous voice Bismarck's
speeches generally had plenty of mat
ter In them, but his words lost a good
deal in effect in delivery. Tho
now Chancellor Is moro likely
to shlno In tho manner of
his speaking. It is plensantto note that
General Capilvi owed a good deal of
his first distinction to tho courtesy and
tact with which, ns censor of press tclo
grams duilng tho Bohemian campaign
of 1800, ho contrived both to satisfy tho
authorities and to please the newspaper
. A SBW MINISTER.
Tho Portuguese Ofllclal Who Will Look
After l'ubllo Demonstrations.
Lisbon, April 7. By the decreo of
tho Crown a special Ministry of Educa
tion is created, and Sonhor Arroyo, at
present Colonial Minister, Is appointed
to Us direction. The now department
assumes tho regulation of tho right of
public meeting and the authority to cm
power polico or magisterial officials to
prohibit entertainments at which public
Institutions or persons may bo attacked.
Under tho regulations of tho now de
partment tho liberty of tho press is guar
anteed under ccitain conditions. Senhor
Vilhena will succeed Senhor Airoyo as
Minister of Colonies.
AS IN ALSACK-LORItAINE.
Evacuation or Egypt by tlio English
Urged In Franco.
Paius, ApiU8. Le Siecle urges tho
government to hasten tho renewnl of Its
dimands upon Great Britain for tho
evacuation of Egypt by her forces.
Tho paper asserts that Franco nover as
sented to tho presenco of British troops
on tho Nilo any moic than sho assented
to tho occupation of Alsace and Lor
ralno by tho Germans.
One of tho Davles" Iloya Hanged.
London, April 8. Richard Davics.
who, together with his younger brother,
Georgo. was sentenced to death for tho
murder of their father, was hanged at
Cicwo to-day. Georgo Davies was
icspltedby tho Homo Secretary a fow
Died of Ills Injuries.
London, April 8. Mr. J. 8. Morgan,
the London banker, who was thrown
from his carrlngo last week at Monto
Carlo, died to-day at that placo from his
Tho Duko of Orleans l'ardonod.
Paius, April 8. The Iiappel says that
a decreo will bo issued to-morrow par
doning tho Duko of Orleans.
The Strike Settled.
Berlin, April 8. All of tho striking
miners In Gclsenkircb.cn havo returned
At tho Helm Again.
From the Fianston ChUftain,
Tho "olo man" Is now on deck again,
and can generally bo found In his lux
urious sanctum when not otherwiso en
caged In sawing wood or shovollng snow,
Wo'ro out of tho land office. Now,
wo havo tried most everything except
tho insano asylum and some of our
"very dear" friends aro making stronu
ous efforts in our bohalf to Increase our
varied oxperienco In that direction.
More Money In tl.o It Inc.
From the Chicago Trlbuue.
When a prlzo fightor wolghlng only
181 pounds can mako $23,000 by tho
simple process of whipping another
fighter of equal weight thero Is llttlo en
couragement for tho avorago man to
fatten himself at heavy oxponso for tho
dlmo museum stage
WASHINGTON, D. 0.. TUESDAY EVENING, APKLL 8, 1800.
STOIIY OP DUt'LICirV,
A Chicago Man's Schema to Get Ahead
of His Creditors.
New York, April 8. A Herald spo
cial from Chicago says that tho details
of a fraud In connection with tho fail
ure, In 1887, of tho great barbed-wire
manufacturers, Sherman & Marsh, havo
iust como to light. It appears that
Jbcn J. Marsh, managing partner of
the firm, seeing that falluro was Inevita
ble, laid his plans to dccclvo tho cred
itors and to feather his own nest. Ho
entered into a conspiracy with Charles
II. Lane, a Now Yoik broker, to mako
it appear that ho (Marsh) was specu
lating heavily In stocks. Marsh then
bought up as much wlro on credit as ho
possibly could, stored it in warehouses
nnd borrowed money on tho receipts.
In this way ho got together about $100,.
000. This he placed in Lano's hands
to bo held for Marsh until after tho
miiurc of tho firm. For his services
Lanowns to get $25,000. When tho
failure of tho firm was announced
Marsh confessed to tho creditors that
ho had been speculating in stocks, and
showed lccelpts from Lano to prove his
assertion. Whllo this wns being In
vestigated Lano took all of tho $100,000
and left tho country. Marsh followed
him to Europe, but was unablo to find
him. In tho meantime tho cred
itors of tho firm put detectives
on Lano's track, and it Is un
derstood they found him and Induced
him to glvo up $75,000. Marsh was
also taken In hand by tho creditors and
compelled to turn ovor to them $25,000
which ho had realized on somo Chicago
real estate. Marsh Is now said to bo a
salesman for a lumber firm In Baton
HUDDLED ON HIGH GROUND.
reoplo and Cottlo Suffering Severely
In an Arkansas Town.
Little Rock, Auk,, April 8. Tho
following account of tho overflow In
Chicot County has been received from
John B. Simtns of Lako Village: "Tho
situation here Is distressing. There nro
many breaks in tho levee from Lako
Village up and water in tho swamps baa
risen to within a foot of tho 1882 flood.
Llttlo dry ground is to bo seen. Tho
streets are all underwater, except Front
streeet. and water is running across It.
Tho llvo -stock is huddled upon tho
high banks and will soon begin to dlo
of starvation. Travel is suspended,
except by dug outs. Tho water is still
rising. Much suffering Is sure to ensue."
New Orleans, La April 8.r Tho
levee at St. Sophlo, thirty-six -miles be
low this city, gavo wayyestcrday morn
ing, forming n crcvasso six feet wide
r.nd four feet deep. All hands turned
to nt once and closed tho gap in a few
hours. Theio aro now no gaps in tho
leveo on the east bank between New
Oilcans and tho Gulf.
A crcvasso twenty feet wide and
seven feet deep was caused yesterday
about two miles below Habnvflle. For
tunately thero wero enough men and
material at hand and the break wassoon
Stato Engineer Richardson, speaking
of tho reported cutting of Opossum
Fork levco, says the leveo was cut in
1859 for tho samo reason as now and
remained open during tho war.
' ' - . .
WICKED LIOHTNINa-ROD AtJENTS.
Thry Seduco One or tho ,TJtiJls.. of
Towntendi Del.'' "" "
BniDOETON, Apiil 8. Bcssio Davis,
ono of tho village belles of Townscnd,
Del., last Thuisdny left a noto for her
falher that sho would visit friends in
Bridgeton for a fow days. Bessio is
only 10 years old, and her father,
thinking she should havo a chaperone,
Inquired further into tho caso, only to
find that thieo young men accompanied
her on her Easter pllgiimago. Theso
thieo men have been boarding with
Davis for several days, while they sold
lightning rods to tho farmers of tho
neighborhood of Townsend. One of
tho gang, a married man, was especially
smitten with tho gay maiden, and they
aro now located at Atlantic Citv. Ar
rests will bo maed.
WORK OF WOMEN.
A Distinguished Company Present at
the Opening Exhibition.
New York, April 8. Tho exhibition
of the exchange of woman's work was
opened at tho Lenox Lyceum last night
by a reception tendered by tho board of
manageis to Thomas A. Edison. Among
thoso present wero Mr. nnd Mrs. Grover
Cleveland and many other distinguished
persons, besides tho entire board of
of managers, among whom aro Mrs.
Andrew Carnegio, Mrs. Georgo Hoadly,
Mrs. S. B. Elklns, Mrs. Henry Villnrd,
Mis. John Patton, Mrs. C. R. Agnow,
Mis. B. II. Brlstow, Mrs. F. R. Cou
dcit, Mrs. W. E. Dodge and Sirs. F. B.
Thuiber. Tho exhibition will bo open
until May 15.
Strango Electric Tragedy.
St. John, 1ST. B April 8. Matilda
Louise Shumaclc, 15 ycaisold, died hero
j esterday from an clccttic shock. Whllo
at tho Salvation Army barracks she
touched an electric lamp with an Iron
poker, and at tho samo timo sho uncon
sciously cuught an Iron post, thus com
pleting tho circuit. Sho received a
heavy shock, and after a fow hours' Ill
ness died In groat agony.
End of n Feud.
Louisville, Ky., April 8. Tho
Spurlocks, Days and others represent
ing both tho Howard and Turner fac
tions havoj held n pow-wow. Both
sides havo agreed to suspend hostilities
and forever bury tho hatchet. It was
also ogrccd that should any moro bush
whacking tako place both sides would
turn out and hunt tho assassin down.
Dentil of u Railroad President.
St. Joseph, Mo., April 8. Colonel
Winslosv Judson, president of tho St.
Joseph, St. Louis and Santa Fo Rail
road Company, died at his rcsldenco In
this city yesterday afternoon of paraly
sis. IIo was a son of tho lato General
R. W. Judson of Now York.
Panama Kallruad Affairs.
New York, April 8. Tho Panama
Railroad directors wero ro-olccted to
day. Tho cross earnings for 1889 wcro
about $1,500,000 less thau for 183S,
owing to the loss of local traffic Incident
to canal operations.
The City or Paris.
FtomtheKew York ilarlne Journal
It Is not generally known that tho
City of Paris has never been formally
accepted by tho Inraan Line. By tho
terms of tho contract sho was to mako
a certain number of trips under certain
conditions. Theso would havo been
complied with had sho arrived In Liver
pool on this, tho trip sho broke down.
What tho result of this accident will
bo In connection with her accoptanoo Is
a matter between the prospective own
era and tho builders.
A IIAIIV'H SKULL IN A TEAPOT.
Llfihtnlng Unearths a Mystery of tho
Salem, Va April 8. During tho
thunder-storm night beforo last a largo
oak tree In tho Masonic graveyard of
this placo was struck by lightning and
rent from top to bottom. Whllo look
ing at tho ruins this morning Mr.
JWntlhow Turner, who has chargo ot
tlio cemetery, spied an object which
had fallen from tlio cloven trunk. Pick
Ing it up and outline awny tho mass of
moss, fungus and earth with which It
was crusted over, ho found that it was
n largo, old-fashioned tenpot of solid
Opening It ho discovered that It con
tnlned tho skull of nn Infant a fow days
old, and further Investigation showed
tho teapot to boar an Inscription, run
ning "From D. T. to R. L.. 1823 "
Tho teapot, which is now on exhibition
ui .tupicy o urug store, uas lounu no
claimant as'yet, and, owing to tho groat
length of timo tho teapot had evidently
been In tho tree, any cluo to the crimo
Indicated by tho skull will probably
bo undiscoverable. Tho teapot is most
beautifully engraved and quite masslvo
and of great valuo, as well for Its antique
STORM IN MILLVILL15,
Fourteen Places in tlio City Struck by
Millville, N. J., April 8. Tho in
habitants of this city witnessed one of
tho heaviest thunder storms that has
ever visited tho southern part of Now
Jersey. A largo oak treo In West Mill
vlllo was struck by lightning nnd com
pletely shattered. Frank II. Wober
narrowly escaped being struck whllo
standing In Georgo W. "Weber's phar
macy, and flashes could bo seen along
many of the wires suspended abovo tho
Tho storo of Mrs. Lizzie Wnmsley, on
High street, was struck by lightning,
which toro off part of tho weather
boarding and broko a largo plato glas3
window. Mrs. Wumsloy narrowly es
caped death. Other houses and trees
were struck, but very llttlo damage oc
curred. Tho lightning struck fourteen
places In and around tho city.
PICKPOCKETS EMPLOY FIRE.
A Man's Cont-Talls Alilno So that He
Can be Robbed.
New York, April 8. The new dodge
of setting a man on flro, nnd robbing him
xvhlle putting out tho blaze, was put In
practice in the Bowery on Saturday.
narry Gcrkln and Albert Kunsburg aro
tbo well-known Now York pickpockets
who did It, and their victim was Mr.
Louis Appman of No. 177 Union street,
Ono of them poured kerosene oil from
a bottle on his coat-tall; tho other threw
a lighted and inextingulshablo match
thereon; both yelled: "Help! helpl n
man ou fiiel" chased and canght tho
burning victim, and, whllo ono of them
put out tho biazc, the other got App
mnn's gold watch and chain. But De
tective O'Connor had seen It all and
arrested both men.
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FOR A BROTHER'S MURDER.
Rascals Fired Into a Train and Killed
FiiANuronT, Ky., April 8. Albln
Brtincs and Georgo Slcphons fired into
a passenger train to-day on tho Ken
tucky and South Atlantic, leading from
Mount Btciling up Into the mountains,
nnd killed Will Barnes and Kelly B.
Day. Tho double murder occurred at
a placo called Chambers' station, about
ten miles east of Mount Sterling. Day
was tho innocent victim of a shot aimed
at Barnes. Almost cloven years ago
ago Will Barnes, who Is a cousin to
Albln Barnes, killed a man named
Stephens, tho brother of George
Stephens. It was a cold-blooded mur
der and Will Barnes was sentenced to
life imprisonment for it. IIo was
nftcrwaids pardoned by Governor
CLEVELAND AND HLAINC,
Tho Secretary's Attitude Toward South
American Republics Criticised,
Boston, April 8. In a recent Inter
view with Samuel Mendum, secretary
ofitho United Question Clubs, ox-President
Cleveland ciiticlsed Mr. Blalno's
attitude toward tho South American
Republics in a pleasant way and said ho
thought tho Secretary of Stato would
eventually seo tho wisdom of coming
out strongly for reciprocity. The ex
Prcsidcnt also alludc'd to the damaging
effect which a rclmposition of tho duty
on hides would havo upon Now Eng
land leather industries, and said the
effect of the McKinley bill would bo to
inci caso tho demand for n real reform
of the tariff laws.
A DEFAULTER PUNISHED,
Five Years Tor Stealing a Michigan
East Baoinaw, Mich., April 8.
Charles II. Dixson, formerly deputy
county tteasurer, who was recently ar
rested In Chicago nnd brought horo for
trial on n chargo of embezzlement, ho
having appropriated to his own uso sev
eral thousand dollars In money belong
ing to tho county, was yesterday after
noon sentenced to five years' impilson
ment at hard labor in the State prison
Her Jen els on Another Woman,
Salt Lake City, Utah, April 8.
Lorenzo S. Stovens, a rich nephew of
Sidney Dillon, tho Now Yoik million
aire, has been sued by his wifo for
grand larceny, said to havo been com
mitted whllo sho was in California io
ccntly. Ho is snld to havo been hllatl
ous In their home during her absence,
and If ho took nny of her precious jew
els and gavo them to other women
whllo ho was intoxicated, his friends
say, ho has only taken his own, since ho
gavo Mrs. Stevens all sho had.
Fort Dodoe, Iowa, April 8. James
Coleman, a farmer living near this city,
was nrrested yesterday for fast driving.
After his arrest it was discovered that
ho had been hastening to town to get a
physician for his dying wifo, and ho
was released. When ho nulvcd homo
his wifo was dead.
Brooklyn, N.Y., April 8. Theodore
Wilcox, superintendent of tbo Brooklyn
Hospital, was yesteiday sentenced to
four years' imprisonment for swindling
tho county by charging for tho caro of
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Newhuro, N. Y., April 8. Whllo
Italians woro settling a quirrol with
fists Sunday night on tho West Shoro
track a train struck thorn, killing ono
Instantly and fatally Injuring tho
BY A DEVASTATING CYCLONE AND
Wires Down, and Particulars Can Only
IIo Lenrncd with lMlllctilty Con
flicting Reports as to tlio Killed
(treat Suffering Reported,
Buhlinoton, Iowa, April 8. A ro
i cport reached horo last night that tho
town of Prophetstown, In Whltsldo
Ci unty, Ills., wns swept by a cyclone
last evening. Every houso In tho vll
laco Is reported to havo been demol
ished and many people wcro killed and
Injured. Prophetstown Is n thriving
llttlo town of about 800 inhabitants on
the south bank of Rock River, about
sixteen miles south or Sterling, It Is
nn tho lino of tho Fulton and Clinton
Railroad, but tho telegraph wires havo
been prostrated by tho storm which has
prevailed during tho evening, and no
further Information will bo obtainablo
for several hours, or until n party can
bo organized to proceed to tho sceno of
tho disaster. Tho information so far
obtained was telegraphed by an oper
ator nt a station near Prophetstown.
IIo said that tho town wns n complcto
wreck, and that tho loss of life must bo
heavy. A train of forty stock cars
standing on n sldo track was literally
blown to atoms nnd tho cattle all killed.
Fragments from the buildings In tho
town wcro carried through the air for
St. Louis, April 8. Tho trainmen
on a stock train which pulled out of
Prophetstown just after tho disaster,
say that cither a tornado or cyclone
swept down upon tho town and tho ruin
was terrible. They say that fully fifty
lives must havo been lost.
The railroad depot was blown down
nnd tho station agent was burled beneath
tho ruin3. A small Presbyterian church
on tho main street was blown down
and the steeple carried fully ono hun
dred yards. Tho only names of tho
dead now obtainablo aro William Vance,
station agent, burled in tho ruins of tho
depot; Charles Murry, nn old man who
worked for tho railroad, killed by a
freight car being blown over on him;
Frank Wilson (or Nelson), a railroad
man, who lived near tho depot, killed
In the ruins of his own house.
Tho trainmen think that the eight
persons In tho Wilson or Nelson houso
have been killed.
Chicago, April 8. Tho conductor
on tho Burlington Railroad who left
Mcndota at 4 o'clock says the damage
reported at Prophetstown, III., h is been
exaggerated. Tho telegraph manager
at Mendota Is communicating with
Prophetstown, and reported that a rail-,
way depot, one elevator and soveral
frumo buildings had been destroyed.
He says that there had been no loss of
life. Several persons wcro injured,
but no names could be obtained. Al
the general offices of the Chicago,
Burlington and Qulncy Railwny a ro
poit of tho disaster was leccived bv
ilio superintendent nt 11 o'clock this
morning. The report was to the effect
that tho newspaper reports and first
versions wero greatly exaggerated.
But few buildings were partially
wrecked and but six persons wero
slightly Injured. No deaths will
A special from Clinton, Iowa, says:
A heavy stonn at rrophctstown, III.,
last night blew down tho Chicago. Bur
lington & Qulncy Depot and unroofed an
elevator. Several houses wcro also
blown down. Sovernl persons were
injured, but no lives wcro lost. Tho
telegmph wires aro all down nud only
mengio repoits are obtainable.
GLASS WORKS HCKNEI).
Dnwogotolho Extent of $25,000 to an
Streator, III., April 8. Tho main
glass factory building of tho United
Glass Company, in this city, burned
yesteiday morning. The fiio is sup
posed to have originated either from
superheated steam-heatinir nines or
fiom tho explosion of n keroseno lamp
in tho flattening room. The buildings
burned rapidly, and beforo tho flames
could bo controlled about two thirds of
tho factory buildings were destroyed.
Thero was $20,000 insurance on the
plant, about $18,000 of which applied
on tho destroyed portion. Tho total
damago is estimated at about $25,000.
JEALOUSY AND MURDER.
Two Kentucky Youth Who Loved and
Fought for Ono Girl.
Henderson, Ky., April 8. James
Wells, a 10-year-old boy, and Eugeno
Coinejl, piobably two years his senior,
Lavo been paying attentions to the
tamo young lady, whoso namo was not
learned. They met on tho stiect aud
beeon quarreling. Cornell picked up a
hairol stave and struck Wells on tho
head. Tho latter drew a revolver,
hen Cornell turned and ran for his
life. Wells gavo chaso and flred two
or three times, ono shot taking effect
nnd causing Cornell's death.
Suicided to Please Ills Wifo.
Fort Smith, Ark., April 8. J. S.
Skidmoro, n well-known architect and
engineer, was found dead In his office
yesterday. A letter was found on his
desk explaining that ho had taken his
life because his wifo had frequently
wished he wns dead, and ho did It to
gratify her. Ho had taken twelve
gralus of morphine. Skidmoro was
given to drinking nt times and was in
toxicated when ho took his lifo. Ho
was a man of considerable means, and
his wifo n most estlmablo woman.
The Pittsburg Walk.
Pittsiiuro, April 8. 1 p. in. scoro
walking match: Moore, 17-1 miles;
Howorth, 170; Herty, 105; Norcmao,
102; Hughes, 150; Connors, 153; No
lan. 1-15; Iloran, 112; Day. 130 miles,
U laps; Golden, 130 miles 13 laps;
Ilcgelman, 125; Guerrero, 123; Croler,
110; Fox, 114; Burns, 107: Holesbeke,
102; Taylor, 07; Barclay, 80.
Death In Ilolognn.
Aurora, III., April 8. Thirty cases
of tiichinosis havo been rcpoited to tho
health authorities in this city. Tho
disease staitcd in tho family of August
Dittmann. Six of tho cases lcported
icsultcd from eating bologna sausigo.
Through tho Ico for Ico,
St. Ionace, Mich., April 8. Tho
steam bargo Sachem, from Clovoland
for ice, arrived at 1 p. rn. yesterday
via tho Noith Passago. Sho Is tho first
boat to get through.
New York, April 8. Georgo K.
Sistaro's Sons havo made an nsaign
ment to Mr, Davidson, of Fisher and
Pny Department Changes,
Pay Director Washington has been
detached from tho Norfolk Navy-Yard
and Pay Director McMurray has been
oidcrcd to replace him.
CRAZY DR, WAGNER'S C.tSK.
Tho Civil Hulls Dismissed anil Inmin
lly Plendcd In ills Derotiso,
FlIEDKRICKBllURU, Va., April 8.
The caso of Dr. Harrison Wagner and
his ULcl suits, Instituted In tho County
of Stafford for nearly two million of
dollnrB against tho Adams Express
Company, enmo up before Judge
Barton, presiding In tho Circuit Court
of that county yesterday. Tho doctor's
counsel, Judgo John T. Goolrlck,
argued for a continuance, on tlio ground
that tho trial of tho civil cases In tho
Circuit Court would Injure his client's
cof o in tho County Court, whero ho was
Indicted for felony. Judgo Bnrtondls
mliscd tho cases, saying that tho rules
wero within his court, nnd that ho
knew nothing of tho criminal cases.
Tho Adams Express Company was rep
resented by Judgo Jnmc3 B. Sencr of
this city, W. B. Dlnsmoro of Now
York, John Q. A. Herring of Haiti,
moro, W. L. Iluddcll of Now York
and G. W. Moss of Washington. In
tho criminal cases against AVagncr, In
the County Court, his counsel has filed
a plea of Insanity.
She Says Sho Never Said Unkind Things
About Mrs. Kondal,
New York, April 8. Tho divine
PattI Is Indignant to-day nt tho report
of her alleged criticism of Mrs. Kendal.
Tho diva denies tho entiro story at
tributed to her which called forth tho
nllcgcd strictures from tlio groat Eng
lish society actress. When n reporter
called on Mine. Patli to-day sho said:
"You havo como about thoso reports
In tho papers re Mrs. Kendal, havo you
not ? 1 can toll you I am perfectly In
dignant nt such falsehoods. I havo
never In my llfo had anything to say
about Mrs. Kendal. Why Bhould I?
Sho Is unknown to mo. Sho is not my
rival, and, if sho were. I could not
speak so mean of any one."
"Do you bcllovo that Mrs. Kendal
spoko nssho Is reported to have done?"
"Decidedly not. It is far too slangy
for Mrs. Kendal or nny other self-respecting
woman, and that alono ought
to stamp it as a fraud."
Patti to-day sent the following tele
gram to Mrs. Do Young of San Fran
Cisco: "Tho Kendal story Is a falsehood. I
havo not had the pleasure of seeing or
knowing her, and havo therefore no
occasion of criticising tho lady. Kindly
publish tho denial to tho fullest extent
and please forward to Mrs. Kcndul.
Best love. Ademna."
FINANCIAL and commercial.
New York, April 8. Money on call
loaned at 4J5 per cent. Exchange
steady; posted rates, 480183; actual
rates, 485485 for sixty days, and
4S7487i for demand.
Governments steady; currency Cs, 110
bid; 4's coupons, 122 bid; 4Js do., 103
The stock market this morning was
extremely dull, only about one-half tho
amount of shares being sold n9 during
the samo hours of yesterday. Tho
fit st prices wcro generally i to per
cent, higher. In tho first half of tho
first hour there were somu further ad
vances, but near 11 o'clock there was
some reaction, which left prices very
llttlo changed from thoso of yesterday.
The featuics of tho hour wero Man
hattan nnd sugar trusts. Tho last
named advanced 1J to 01, and Man
hattan advanced from 108 to HOjf. In
ihe hour to noon thero wns hardly any
business done. At this hour the market
Is dull, but steady.
Now York Stocks,
Tlio following aro tbo prices ot the New
York anil Chicago markets as reported by
spccini wire io u. i. uavenner is uo.. lioom
11 Atlantic bullilinc:
stocks. Open 3.30 stocks. Open 2 30
Chicago Gas 403 (01 Xorthwcst. .11111111
Can. South. 53 55 Omnhn
NntLcadTstl8 17J do. pfd
D., L. & W.mi 'JJ5it ?. M. S. S... 3'J1 394
Del. itllud.151 1514 Seadlng 40 404
Erfo 24? ?4i . & W. Vt. 218 511
Jersoy Ccn..ll8 118 C, HI Attic 015 01$
.. it N S43 S4I St. Paul G33 iSl
I.. S 107J .073 Tex. I'ac 10 191
Sugar Trust. 03 04 Union lac. Ci 2
Mo. Pac 721 ?J W. Union... 821 J2J
N.Y.& N. E. 404 10 Petroleum... 793 SOJ
N. Y. ,Ccu...l08 103 Am. Cots'd. 20i Wi
N. I'ac 31 81 Atch ifcTop. 331 33
do. pfu... 731 73 Ohl.,B.itQ.100r00J
The Chicago Markots.
wheat. Open Close roitic. Open Clon
May t03 81 J May 10 65 10 07
Juno.... 811 81 uno
July 79 793 July ....10 90 10 85
May 30? 31 May 0 15 0 17
June.... 31i 311 Juue.... 0 27 0 27
July 321 221 July .... 0 27 0 27
May 221 221
July 23 23
Washington Slock Exchange.
Sales Hesular Call 12 o'clock m.
I). C. 0a of 1892, ?500 at 105. Columbia
National Bank, 15 at 1781. Columbia
1'lro liisuranco, 50 at 181. U. S. Electric
I.lut, 10 at 115; 5 at 115. American
Graphophoue, 25 at lit. Washington Loan
uliI Trust Company, 100 at 31.
Miscellaneous liomls U. 8. Electric
Lights 1st, 0's, 100; U. S. Electric Light
2d, 0's, 115: W. & G. It. H. 10-40 0's,
H'93-'23, 105; W. A CI. Convertible, 0's
105; Masonic Hall Ass'n, 5's, O 1893, 103;
Wash. Market Co., 1st Mort., 0's, 110;
Wash. Market Co., Imp., 0's, 118; Inl'd it
8caboard Co., 6's, C 1897, ; Wash. Lt.
Infantry, 1st, 0's, 1904 104; Wash. Lt. In
fantry, 2d, 7's, 1001, 100J; Wash. Ga Light
Co., Bcr. A, fi's, 120; Wash. Gas Light Co.,
Per. B, 0's. 121; Hygienic Ico Company, 1st
Mort., Os, 100.
National Bank Stocks Bank of Wash
ington, 480; Bank otltepubllc, 250; Metro
politan, 2G0; Central, 2S0; Second, 183;
Farmers and Mechanics', 1SS; Citizens',
1C5; Columbia, 17GJ; Capital, 113; West
Hallro.nl Stocks Washington and
Georgetown, 275; Metropolitan, 100; Co
lumbia. 74J; Capitol and North O Street,
COJjEcUugton and Soldier's Homo, 05;
Georgetown aud Tenualljtonn, 43; Bright
Insurance Stocks Firemen's, 41; Frank
lin, 57; Metropolitan, 83; National Union,
20; Arlington, 180; Corcoran, 03; Colum
bia, 181; German-American, ISO; 1'otomac,
68; Itlgge, 0; People's 5J.
Title Insurance Stocks Ileal Estato
Title, 121; Columbia Title, 05; Washington
Gas and F.lcctric Light Stocks Washing
ton Gas, 44; Georgetown Gas, 40; U. S.
Llectlic Light, 114.
Telephone Stocks Pennsylvania, 291;
Chetapeako and Potomac, S3; American
Mlseetlaneous Stocks. Washington Mar
ket Co., 18; Washington Brick Machine
Co., 375; Great Falls Ico Co., 210; Bull
ltun Panorama Co., 22; National Sato Do
posit, 220; Washington Sato Deposit, 130;
Washington Loan and Trust Co., 3J; Na
tional Typographic, 23; Morgonthalcr, 12;
Pneumatic Guu Carrlaeo, i; Wash. Loau
aud Trust, Co., ; American Becurtty and
Trust Co.. 40; Llncolu Hall, 80; Hygienic
Ico Co., 2S. '
From tluAmttlean Grocer.
Young Callow I say, fellow, I'm In
a great hurry, Glvo mo two pounds of
Clarkson (formerly In gents' furnish.
Ing goods) Yes, sir, for yoursolf, sir?
PPJOE TWO GENTS.
WALLACE FILLY WINS.
RESULT OF THE INITIAL RACE OF
THE CLOSING DAY.
Crcdltnlile ana 8uccernt Outcomo or
tho Washington .lockoy Club's Kf
Tortu Woll-Desorvetl Congratula
tions Eventn on To-Day' Cnril.
Tho "Washington Jockey Club close 1
its Inaugural meeting to-day. Tho en
tiro meeting hns proved highly stie
ct ssf ill In every senso of tho word, and
loilccts great credit upon tho gentle
men, who, In a few short months, trnru
foimol a truck garden Into as pretty n
ia-c trick as can bo found sou h of
'ov Yt.rk, and which, In Its appoint
ments and accommodations, comparoi
fnvcrnl ly with any track In tho coun
try. Tho now club hns worked wen
dcts In tho brief timo at Its command,
and its success is a well-deserved
irlluto to its popularity among tho
turf patrons of tho city.
The club has also been highly fa
vored with good weather, and tho at
tondnnco throughout tho meeting has
been excellent. Tho raclntr, too', hoa
been of a high order and entirely satis
factory, tho only two races about which
there was any trouble being tho Bes-snnlo-Murphy
race and the alleged pull
Ingof Bess yesterday.
That any taint of crookedness should
arise nt tho first meeting is to bo de
plored, but there has been no evidence
that such was the case, for If it had, a
prompt Investigation would have been
n'ndo by the club.
Tho races wero continued to-day, not
withstanding tho threatening nnd In
clement weather. It is tho first bad day
tho club has experienced, and tho at
tendance wns smaller than usual. Mo3t
of to day's patrons wero men, who wero
engaged In n final shy at fortune to re
coup themselves for tho losses of pre
vious days, but they wcro as unsuccess
ful ns before.
Tho rain did not injuro tho track
much. It was in fairly good condition,
nnd tho racing was just as exciting and
tbo finishes as spirited as though the
sun was shining brightly and tho grand
Btand filled with pretty women.
The first event on tho card to
day was n half mile for two
year - olds. Tho staiters were
Sequence, colt, 110; Corlolanus,
110; Itodgcrs, 20 to 1 and 8 to
1; Addison, 8 to C and 3 to 5;
Ccilso colt, 110, Stoval, 2 to 1 nnd 4 to
G; Wallace, filly, 107, Maynard, 8 to 5
and 8 to 5. ilelen S. was scratched.
Tho small field was easily started,
and they Hew along to tho turn la
n Bhower of mud with Corlola
nus In tho lead, CcrUo colt second
and Wallace filly third. They ran In
ibis order around into tho stretch,
when the filly gained on the leaders,
nnd, passing Corlolanus, camo down
neck and neck with the Cerlso
colt. The filly passed under tho wlro
a winner by scarcely more than a nose
from tho Ccritocolt, with Scvucncc colt
third. Tho finish was a most exciting
cnc. Timo, 51 seconds.
Tho entries In tho ether events are:
Second race, beaten horses, soiling al
lowances, mile Dave S 94; King Idler,
1C0; Facial U., 94; Trousers, 91; NotGulity,
94; Fountain, 94; Bias, 9.5; rlvll, 107;
Mamio Hay, 101; Aqunsco, 94; My Otcn, 89:
Sandy Brown, 83; Consignee, bO.
Third race, handicap, 1 mile Prathcr,
115; Fiatik Ward, 100; Maukattnn, 103;
Vandergrlft, 103; Inratuatlon, 87; Gypsy
Fourth race. J mllo Onward. 105: T.nnt
Time. 121; Blue Line, 114; Pelham, 111;
Tom Kerne, 119; Vivid, 100
Fifth race, selling, 1 1-10 miles Pall
Mall, 81; Vlllago Maid, 101; Shotover, 99;
Cornelia, 88: Parthian, 90; LIta, 01.
Tips From tho Track.
Bassanlo's second victory over
Murphy yesterday ought to bo conclu
slve evidence that tho f ormor race was
won on its merits. Murphy cannot
give Mooney's gelding ten pounds and
McCoy's horses are in splendid trim
and they will mako the others hustle
throughout the summer.
Tho talk of tbo nllcgcd pulling of
Bess yesterday was foolish. Davis and
Hall nto as honest turfmen as there
tire, nnd Joyner, their trainer, has a
reputation that has never been sullied.
As n matter of fact, Bess is not in goo I
condition and has been beaten by horses
who are In nowlso her equal. It is to
bo hoped thnt a thorough investigation
will bo mado of Mr. Kelly's chaigcs.
The Cerise colt will surprise some of
the knowing ones this summer.
Jennings will keep his string hero
until about the miJdlo of May. None
of his horses are in good condition and
ho will work them here, in preference
lo running them in races they stand no
chance of winning.
Trades' Colons and Sick Keller Asso
ciations to he Formed,
Ghnhva, April 8. At a meeting held
at Olten, at which there wcro present
217 delegates, representing 120,000
workmen, lcsolutlons were adopted
providing for tho formation of trades
unions, associations for tho aid of the
sick and a system of insuranco against
accident. Itcsolutions wero also adopted
calliug for cortaln amendments to tho
factory laws now existing which will
lend to mako them more favorable to
tho labotlug classes.
MAY TIGHT rOK ffOHUX,
Duels Will ho Prohibited Save When
Serious Insult Is OU'ered.
BnitLiN, April 8. Emperor "Wil
liam, it is stated, will appoint a court of
honor to deal with tho quarrels be
tween tho ofilccrs In tho army. The
only grounds upon which a duel will
bo permitted to be fought. It is learned,
aro- An insult to a lady relative or
fiance, or a blow when an npology Is
refused by tho offender.
A Fast Grand Bluster Doad
Aijiasy, N. Y., April S Hon. Ed
nnind L. Judson. c. mayor, died thU
morning, nged 00 years. IIo was a
past erttnd master of tho Grand Lodge
of Free and Accepted Masons In this
Statu und a sovereign grand inspector
general In the Ancient Accepted Scot
rrofesior I'roctor's Son Insane,
Kuw YoitK, April 8. Tho World's
St. Joseph, Mo., special says that
Btchaid Proctor, nged 20, only son of
tho lato famous astronomer, It. A.
Proctor, has become Insano, nnd It has
been decided to couflno him In an
No Hall Qamo.
Tho ball game has been declared ofC
on account of tho wet grounds.
Local Weather Forecast,
For the District of Columbia, Maryland,
and Ytigtma, rain; cooler; loutheaitcrly