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22D YEA:Il NO. 6,769.
WASHINGTON, D. C, THURSDAY EVENING, APJRIL 10, 1800.
PItfCE TWO CENTS.
BATTLE FOR THE SEATS
CONTESTED ELECTION CASES
COME UP IN THE HOUSE.
ThoTarlirllllllteport of the Majority
Ilcndy Froo Hides Wanted Tho
.Henuto l'nclllo Italtrnnd ntllCau
ctu of Republican Moinbors,
After loullno business tho Senato ro
sumed consideration nf llio Montana
election cases. Mr. Call spoko In favor
of tho mtnoilty,
In tho House, tho Chaplain, In his
prayer, alluded very fcolln?ly to tho
condition of ox Speaker Randall.
Tho House then went Into tho Com
lnlltco of tho Whole on tho Naval Ap-
Km jnupnauoii uiu,
As soon as tho IIouso flnishca with
tho Navy Appropriation hill to-day tho
Jloor. Tho first contested cases to bo
called up nro thoso of Posey vs. Parrott
from tho First Indiana District, and
Bowcn vs. Buchanan, from the Ninth
Virginia District. In theso cases there
is no contest, tho committee being
unanimous In favor of tho sitting
members. They will, therefore, not
tako long to dispose of.
Aftor they aro out of tho way tho
committee will call up tho caso of
Waddlll vs. Wise from tho Third Vir
glnla district. Tho majority of
the committee will favor Wlso's
unseating and tho seating of Waddlll.
Tho minority docs not think thero was
any election at all, and favor refer
ring tho matter back to tho
people for settlement by a
special election. Mr. Wise will insist
that ho was really and truly elected and
will contend, not'only well," but wisely
(also vainly) in his own behalf.
Tho Tariff nlll.
Tho "Ways and Means Committco met
this morning and adopted tho now
Tariff bill by a party voto. Mr. Car
lisle, on behalf of tho minority, stated
that ho had not finished his report on
tho bill, but would havo it ready on
Monday, and iri view of this ho sug
gested that tho bill bo reported on that
day. Tho request was assented to.
Tho Democrats offered no amendments
to tho bill, and contented themselves
by voting against It as a whole.
At tho meeting of tho committco on
Monday tho time to b8 occupied by
debate in tho House will bo considered
and determined on.
Want Freo littles.
Representative Scull of tho Twentieth
Pennsylvania district has received a
number of remonstrances against
pulling a duty on hides. Thero are
large tannery establishments In his sec
tion and they all want fito hides.
A Itepuhllcan Canons,
A caucus of Republican members of
tho House will bo held thU evening
after adjournment. It will decide
tho older in which the fol
lowing subjects will bo taken
up next week : TailfT, sliver,
pensions, bankrupt law and appropria
tions. Thero is a growing fooling
among a number of Republicans of ills
satisfaction at tho slow piogrcss that is
being mado with tho business before
CongrcBS. Thoy will endeavor this
evening to havo steps taken to expedite
A Monongnholn Case,
To aid navigation in tho Mononga
hcla River n system of seven dams and
locks was constituted by the Mononga
Lcla Navigation Company year3
oho. For a ,-long tlmo tho
coal men an' others using
this river havo wo' fd freo navigation ;
j. e , tho locks to t maintained by the
Government and iheir use to bo
without expenso to tho navi
gatois. Tho last Congress passed
a bili to condemn and purchaso
one of the dams and locks. Tho ap
praiser fixed tho price at $200,000, and
tho United States DIstilct Attorney for
the Western District of Pennsylvania
appealed to tho couits becauso ho
thought tho price too high.
If ho had not appealed
tho company would, n3 It
thought tho price too low. Tho case Is
now in tho Supremo Court, and will bo
decided at tho May term. Thero is u
bill before Congress to buy an
other of theso dams and locks,
but it -will not bo acted on
befoio tho enso in court Is decided.
Tho company is willing to soil, but
wants to sell tho whole system at once
and not by piecemeal. It wants $L
000,000 for tho entire soven dams and
Tho l'nclllu Kallrond',
Tho Pacific Railroads Committco of
the IIouso resumed its preparation of
tho Senato Pacific Railroad bill
to-day and practically completed
tho 'Union Pacific portions of tho
1)111. Several amendments woro mado.
Ono of thuso provides that tho Union
Pacific bonds shnll be payable fifty
vcars after July 1, 1800, ami shall bear
Intel est "for flvo years at 1J per
cent, and for tho rest of tho
tlmo nt 8 per cent. Tho Senato bill
provided that tho luterost should bo 3
per cent, for fifty years. Tho clauso
providing for a guarantee of the bonds
on tho part of tho United States was
Mr. Reed of Iowa to day reported
fiom tho Committco on Expenditures in
tho Interior Dcpaitmcnt tho joint reso
lution empowering tho Secretary of tho
Interior to oppolnt six additional mom
bcrs of tho Board of Pension Appoah.
Tho resolution Is so amended as to
roakotho salaries of each unifoun at
$3,000 a yeur.
Mr. Tillman introduced a resolution
in tho IIouso authorizing tho Clerk of
tho IIouso to purchase a set of tho latest
editions of tho American Cyclopedia
mid of tho F.ncyclotcdla llrltannlca to
bo kept on tho lloor of tho IIouso.
Tho President to-day sent to tho Sen
ato a lorgo batch of nominations for
Attoincy for tho DIstilct Hazlcton
was at tho Capitol to-day on District
business. IIo visited tho IIouso com
mittco room to get bills concerning tax
ation to examine and icport upon.
The Piesldent to-day signed tho bill
to publish tho supplement to tho Re
vised Statutes; also bill to constiuct ,1
biidgo over tho Arkansas River at Little
Rock, also bill tn construct a brldgo
oer tho Arkansas River near Pendle
VlourliiK Mills llurned.
DonaK City, Kan., April Id Tho
Suuset Homing mills, owned by non.
Q. M. Honvt r, In this city, were do-
Btioycd by flro last night. Loss,
if.'0,uuu, no insurance.
tiii: teleouai'iieiis' contest.
Everything Indicates Tlint the Tourna
ment Will ho n Surcoss,
New Yoiik, April 10. Tho national
fnst-scndlng tournament of tho lolcg
raphcis begins at 2 o'clock this after
noon In Hardman Hall, Fifth avonuo
and Nineteenth street. Tho telegraph
ers aro much excited over It and
aro betting freely on tho re
sults. Tho officers of tho various
companies havo got tho fovor jint as
bad ns their men. Tho coat-room of
tho Wistcrn Union office at 103 Bowery
held groups of men encaged In
animated conversation all day
yesterday, while tho night
force, which reports for duty
nt 5:!J0 p. m. kept the basement of tho
big building in a buzz for an hour or
moro. Filtcmillcr and Bishop, both of
PItlsburg, arrived yesterday morning,
and 11. 8. Wright of tho United Press,
from Washington, last night.
Tho rest of tho out of-town contin
gents arrived this morning.
All tho arrangements havo been com
pleted and everything Is In readiness
for tho opening of tho unlquo affair.
Tho sounders will begin rattling
promtly nt 3 o'clock p. m. and
will keep it up until lato at
night. It Is proposed by tho managers
to rush things ami thero will be an In
tel mission of only two minutes between
contests. Thomas A. Edison has sent
a phonograph upon which to register
tho dots and dashes. Ho is expected to bo
present In person also. Tho sale of
tickets has already been large, and tho
hall, it is said, will bo packed. Never
before has there been such a scarcity of
substitutes. Tho managers of tho various
offices aro overwhelmed with applica
tions from operators, who dcslro to got
away to sco tho tournament. All tho
electrical publications for sovcral edi
tions past havo contained conspicuous
advertisements in calling for substi
tutes. This dispatch was sent by Oporator
Waugh of tho United Press, one of tho
most promising contestants. Tho opera
tor in The Cnmc ofllco says it was
sent at a winning gait.
1NSUKANOK MEN IN COUNCIL.
A lluslness Session at tho Arlington
Uotel this Forenoon.
The Southern Tariff Association, a
substantial-looking body of insuranco
men, principally from tho South, re
sumed its sessions at tho Arlington Ho
tel at 10 o'clock this morning, President
Mlms of Atlanta, Ga in tho chair.
Tho morning; session was devoted to tho
consideration of tho report of the execu
tive committee. The first thrco sections
were adopted without debate.
1 he subject of cotton-mill sprinklers
under tho tourlh section was dobatcd
upon and tho question raised by Mr.
Suweoll as to what constituted approved
spilnklers. Mr. Stockdcll thought tho
stock companies who were willing to
wiito up tho cotton mills against the
mutual companies should not bo handl
cupped by this association.
The fifth section, favoring a uniform
tariff, was adopted without discussion.
A unanimous voto ot thanks va3 ten
tendered tho executive committco for
its work. Tho whole report was finally
Tboieportof the committco appointed
yesterday was read, showing that great
progress had been made in tariff reform
in tho insuranco world during tho
At 5 o'clock this afternoon the mem
bers of the association will bo enter
tained at a banquet to bo given at tho
Schuct7cn Park by tho Association of
File Underwiiters of tho District of
LIEUTENANT STEEL'S SENTENCE,
I(ciilinnntleil anil Confined to Within
the Limits of Ills l'oft.
Tho verdict of tho court-martial
which tried Lieutenant Steel for as
saulting Private Wild is a lepiimand
and confinement for thiee months to
tho limits of his post. Much care has
been given to the enso at tho War Do
paitment and the evidence in tho light
of tho law and the Army logulatlons,
was closely scrutinized by Acting Judge
Advocate General Lioba and Mulor
Geueral Sehofield. Tho official indict
ment chaigcd him with conduct unbe
coming an officer and a gentleman, and
the principal was an assault on l'dvato
General Sehofield, as Commander of
tho Division of tho Missouri, aftor con
sultation with Secietary Proctor, ap
piovcd tho findings of the court. Ho
will picparo tho reprimand of Lieu
tenant Steel during tho day.
An Ovation to I rotund's Viceroy,
Dudmn, April 10. At tho Gaiety
Ihcatio last evening an ovatlou was
given by tho audience to tho Earl of
Zealand, Viceroy of Ireland, who ac
companied by his wlfo, attended tho
peiformance. On the cntranco of tho
!ce regal party it was saluted by tho
ic ndll Inn of the national anthem by tho
orchestra and the voices of tho nudi
mcej the occupants of the gallery join
ing in the singing.
The I'resldont Citned,
Seymour L. Ran of Philadelphia
called at tho Executive Mansion this
mominfr, and, on behalf of A. Louden
Snowden of Philadelphia, now Minister
to Greeco, presented to tho President a
gold-headed cane. Engraved on tho
head of the cano is this inscription:
"This cano was cut from tho yoke
which supported Indcpendonco Bell in
1770. To President Harrison."
A Ire oil Famine,
CirAiu.r.STON, W. Va.i April 10.
TI1010 is reported to bo a gonoral feed
famine in Boono and Wyoming Coun
ties. It is said that cattle aio dying
dally, Yokes of ocn worth $75 to
if 100 aro being sold for $20 nud$2!5.
Corn, which has been selling at $1.35
and $1.50 per bushel, caunot bo bought
at any prico now.
Accidents Too l'ro(iienI,
Mimriiysnoiio, Ili, April 10. Tho
freight conductors and brakemeu of
tho St. Louis division of tho Mobilo
and Ohio Railroad yesterday struck for
standard wages and overtime Owing
to the bad condition of tho roadbed
and consequent numerous wiccks, thoy
loso much time,
District Government Notes.
Patilck D. Brcen has been appointed
pilvato in tho Flro Department.
Tho Commissioners to-day approved
tho following wholesale liquor license.
F. McCrlswell, Eleventh and F streets
northwest; William II. Bebastlau, -100
IC street northeast.
After tho Amazons,
Pamb; April 10. Tho Petit Journal
says that if Parliamentary consent is
had tho Government will send 0,000
Senegalcso troops, togcthor with 800
marine infantry, to Dahomey.
A SLICE OF VIRGINIA.
AGITATING THE RETROCESSION OF
Whnt a Woll-Known Cltlron Says of
tho MutterHo Wanli the District
Enlarged liy tho llopoul of tho
Act of 1840.
Major 11. S. Lncoy, the will-known
lawyer nnd Grand Army man. Is tak
ing great interest in tho proposition
which is being fanned into life, regard
ing tho retrocession of Alexandria
County to tho District of Columbia and
tho needed Improvement of Arlington,
To n Ciutio reporter ho said to-day:
"How can wo best aid in tho develop
mint of tho National Capital?" you
ask. "I beg to say that tho acquisition
of a proper territorial area is ono of tho
most important steps for tho accom
plishment of such desideratum,
"As n tncasuro of strength all clttes,
tho world over, nbsorb their suburbs In
each and every possible direction, and,
as with London nnd Chicago, aro even
grasping toward sister and rival cllic3.
Washington City, however, has not, as
yet, endeavored to avoid its jug-handlo
proportions by dossing tho Potomac,
but, Inasmuch as tho civil war demon
strated that tho common enemy could,
with field pieces aiono, planted on Ar
lington Heights, havo battered down
your houses and sent tho Government
whirling out into tbo States, it appears
high time, in mero self-preservation, if
on no oiucr grounei, mat it should ad
sorb that particular suburb.
"But how?" will bo asked by tho In
telligent citizen. I would say, in short,
repeal thoAct of Retrocession of 1810.
Tho right to enact law, carries, neces
sarily, tho right to repeal law, and Con
gress has, thorcforo, full and absolute
power to repeal that statute. This
courso on its part would necessarily
compel determination of tho country's
legal status by tho Supicmo Court of
the United States, and its decision
would undoubtedly be that tho act was
unconstitutional and indefensible on all
national nnd legal ground.
"No lapse of time, aqulcscenco, etc.,
which bar and estop tho citizen runs
against tho Government, and it ever can
assert its rights, no matter how long
they have been slumbering. Thero Is,
at least, ono ctucr legal courso to reach
this question of unconstitutionality.
"If tho act of '-10, letroccdluir Alex
andria County to tho Mother State, was
constitutional, then Washington County,
by Its people's vote, can be rctrocodeil
"There is no difference, In term?, be
tween tho cessiou of Alexandria County
to Congress nnd the Noith western terri
tory out of which the five great States
of " Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan
and Wisconsin are carved. Surely no
one now, after appieclatlon of what the
civil war iletermtncil, will claim that
ibesc five States can destroy State lines
by a mero voto of their peoples, under
some form of designation by Congress
ns was done by Alexandria County.
"That county was as much a part of
the United Sta'tes as Ohio, nnd nothing
but a constitutional amendment sulllccs
for the alienation of either.
"It is as essential for tho military
protection of the Government and our
City os it Is for the true development,
expansion, protection and piopor'.'.on of
the National Capital.
"Tho Government owns Ailingtou
estate of 1,100 acres ono of the grand
est estates of tho world bought for a
song, yet worth to day, in open mar
ket, a million of dollars. It has nearly
two miles of river frontage, and that on
deep water. Combino it with the Mall
by means of a bridge, and wo have an
immenso triangular tract, whose npexis
the Capitol, whose base lines of over
two miles Is back nearly two miles from
tho Potomac, over which would be only
the one controlling power that of Con
gress and our own city government
and on which a grand park, boulevard,
centennial exposition and such can bo
peimanently established without fear of
the intrusion of executivo buildings A
biidgc capable of all possible vehicle
travel can be constructed for ?500,000
between the two.
"Tbo necessity of restoring that
small piece of tcultory to tho District
Is growing daily more apparent. Any
one looking at a man of both sides of
the Potomac River will see that all the
business and railroad trafllc coming
from the north and tho south sldo of
tho Potomac, abovo Georgetown, for a
dlstanco of flftv miles un the river.
must bo done on ono or tbo other side of
the river, but cannot bo done on both.
Such business, freight or passenger
traffic, designed for Baltimore, Phila
delphia or New York, will in the future
go on tho south bank of tho Potomac.
"The cx'tcnslvo grounds needed for
freight depots, shops, woruman dwell
inns aud the innumerable purposes de
manded by an extension of rallroid
business, must not only go south of tho
Potomac, but tho greater poition of all
the land up and down the south sldo of
the Potomoc, as far as Alexandria, will
bo appropriated to that use, for tho
necessary space cannot bo had noith ot
tho river. If it could bo had the cost
would bo an insurmountable objection
Chicago, Milwaukee, Detroit, New
York City, Pittsburg, Jersoy City and
nearly all of tho gieat cities of tho
country havo been compelled already to
appropriate extenslvo suburbs of thoso
cities, almost exclusively, to the use of
tho railroads and their employes.
"Alcxandtia County is tho most beau
tiful suburb of tbo National Capital.
Back of tho river bluff It is principally
n magnificent plateau, elevated about
250 feet abovo lido water, and Is wholly
surrounded, amphitheatre like, with
grand slopes, which stretch up some
250 feet UUyier Into Fairfax County, and
ovcriooK tue cay aim river, mo wasu
Ington Mouumont was purposely lo
cated at tho geographical center of the
original ten miles square so that tho
District itself should also bo a monu
ment to the Father of our couutiy.
"It and tho Capitol cau bo scon In
strong outlluo from almost every aero of
tho plateau and tho slopes, and, wero
restoration effected, tho How of wealth
nnd tasto fiom tho city to occupy Its
thousands of attractive and pleturesquo
homo-sites would at onco assume enor
mous proportions. Let us now surround
theso grand structuies In eutiioty with
a National Capital in which they, as
central figures, will bo fitting embloms
of tho wealth ond power of u great and
Pauis, April 10. Sentences of fif
teen and four months' imprisonment re
spectively have been passed upon two
of tho writers on tho ligallte for threat
ening M. Constons, tho Miulster of tho
Intel lor. Tho manager of tho papor
was sentenced to three months impri
sonment for n similar offense. Heavy
fines were also imposed upon all three.
Death of tho Archbishop of Saliburp;.
Vienna, April 10. Tho Archbishop
of Salzburg is dead.
A 11ELLE AND A NEUHO.
Mies Cnmpholl Eloped with a Colored
Cot.UMiura, Ohio, April 10. A
Bpccial to tho Ditpatch from Crestline,
Ohio, says: Miss Campbell, the only
daughter of Btowatd O. II. Campbell
of tbo Continental Hotel, loft homo
Inst week aud was supposed to havo
gone to Bcrca to visit friend. The
next day nfter her departure one of tho
hotel waiters, a colored man, was also
missing, ond It Is now known tlmt they
both went to Cleveland and wcro
Miss Campbell was ono of tho leaders
of Crcstllnc's best society, ond, bjlng
on only daughter und possessing au ex
cillcnt disposition, was a particular
favoiltc. Her parents nrc well nigh
crn7ed with grief over the sad and son
tollonol nffolr. Of tho negro llttlo is
known, as ho has only been In tho cm
ploy of tho hotel people eight or nlno
months. It is said that Mr. Campbell
bos received a letter from his dauchtcr
Mating that they wero married and
would reside at Cleveland.
A Ilia DEAL.
The Lima Oil Company Absorhod by
Albany, N. Y., April 10. Dudley
Fnrlln, President of tho Lima Oil com
pany is authority for tho statement that
tho property and franchises of that com
pnny havo been sold to tho Standard
Oil Company. Tho former company,
mostly composed of Albanians, have also
purchased tho property and franchises of
tho Kentucky nnd Tennesseo Oil and
Mining Company, which consists of
petroleum, canncl, live oak and poplar
limber, and about 210,000 acres of land.
Its capitalization is $000,000. Tho out
put of oil will bo about ono million bar
rels per month.
Scared Out of Oakland by Predictions
of Awful Disasters,
San Fiuncisco, Oai,., Xprll 10. A
largo number of white and colored
"doom-sealers" loft Oakland yesterday
afternoon in order to escape tho terrlblo
things which are predicted to happen
on tho 14th Inst. Tho negroes, whllo at
tho depot, sang hallelujah hymns.
Many people left this vicinity yesterday,
tbo exodus taking moro the form of an
organized exodus than ever before. It
Is estimated that 300 persons havo left
their homes to join in this movement.
inE I'KESIDENT WAIINED.
rhllndclphla Ctill Sorvlco Itoformers
Philadelphia, April 10. Mr. II. C.
Lcn, the prominent ndvocato of civil
seivlcc reform, has addressed an open
letter to President Hnrrison in which
ho worns tho President against thu
methods of Senator Quay.
Tho President is also warned that his
disregard of his Civil Service loform
piomiscs will result in the defeat of tho
Republican party at the next Picsl
A I'OOR CELIBATE
Joined tho tiEconomltes," Hut Wearied
of Their Cruel Utiles.
PiTTsnuiiG, Pa., April 10. Peter
Wclshaupt, aged 33 yeais, was found
bunging fiom a tree at LeetsJale.
When discovered life was extinct.
Somo timo ago ho joined tho Dcono
mites, and fiom that tlmo he has been
despondent becauo according to the
laws of tho society ho could not mairy.
This pioycd upon his mind until ho bo
camo temporal lly insane.
COLUM11CS' FIVE MUIEDEKEES.
Tho Latest to be Punished for Killing
Columbus, Ohio, April 10. Llmer
E. Sharkey was returned to tho nnnox
under .sentence to bo hanged Friday,
August 1. Sharkey was sentenced from
Pieblo County for tho murder of his
mother, but being granted a now trial,
wns taken to Hamilton on a change of
venuo, and a second time found guilty
of murder in the first degree. This
makes the fifth in the annex.
SHE THIED IT ON OTHEHS
To See If Her Intended Suicide 'Would
Chicago, April 10. Emma Staikc
aliasMamlo Starr, arrested for polsoulng
Mr. Nowland's family in Englewood
last week, has made a full confession.
Sbo said she put tho poison in tho corn
to sco what effect it would prodncoon
otbeis, fo sbo could be stuo of success
in nu effort to commit suicide.
A Newspaper Deal.
Dulutii, Minn., Apill 10. W. IT.
Burko and S. M.Thompson, propiletors
of tbo Duluth Homing News, yester
diij sold the paper to a svndlcate of
Icenl capitalists for $40,00&. It Is re
puted that Mr. Burke has purchased
on intcicst in a Supeiior dally, nnd
ll ntMr. Thompson will buy into a Min
neapolis morning paper.
A Weather Ollklal's Suicide,
Denvkii, Col., April 10. Samuel
W. Rhode, connected with tho United
States Signal Service of Milwaukee,
wns found dead in his room at tho
Wiudsor Hotel, yesterday morning.
Suicide is6iispccted, but it cannot posi
tively bo known until nfter tbo In
quest. Mr. Cornell's Condition.
New Yomc, April 10. -A. B. Cor
nell, jr., said to n repot tor last night:
"My father's financial affairs aro
purely a privato matter, but I dcslio to
say In regard to his health that ho is in
better condition physically and men
tally to-day than he lias been for yeais."
Killed Ills WHu und Suicided,
Caiuo, III., April 10. Last night
Allen Thomas, colored, shot his'wifo
on account of her alleged unfaithful
ness. Tho woman died shortly after
wards. Allen then fired two shots into
his bialn and will die.
Fruit Jars liaised.
PiTTSiiuno, Pa., Apiil 10. A meet
ing of tho Western Association of green
bottlo inanuf acturcrs was held hero yes
terday. Tho tiado was well represented.
Tho price of fruit jars was advanced
ten per cciil
Tho Manitoba Attoruey-Oeneralshlp.
Winnu'Eo, Apiil 10. Clifford Slfton
of Brandon has been offered tho Attor-noy-Gcneralship
and has accepted it,
providing ho can nrrango satisfactorily
for tho conduct of his privato business.
Stanley at Ilrlndlsl,
BniNDisi, April 10. Henry M. Stan
ley has arrived hero from Cairo on his
way to Brussels.
AltltANOINn THE KILLINH.
JInlTwo Itrporters will bo I'resnnt at
K iiiiuler's Execution,
AniANY, N. Y April 10. Thero
wns a consultation of tho prison authori
ties hue yesterday to perfect tho ar
rangements for tho electrocution of
Kcmmler at tho Auburn prison. War
den Dunstnn, Superintendent Lithrop
and Dr. Charhs McDonald, cointnU
sloner of lunacy, discussed tho matter
nt length, The admission of rcpro
sentatlvcs of the press was tho hardest
pott to arrange. Tho inflicting of the
new method ot capital punishment pro
hlblts the publishing of tho details of
the execution. Tho pressure, however,
of newspaper men, scientists and doe
loin is so great that it was dectded to go
ns far as the law would allow.
Two newspaper men ono ropto
ecntlne the United Press and tho
oilier tho Associated Press will bo
admitted. They aro to bo selected at
tho headquarters in Now York, and
must bo proven beyond doubt to bo
newspaper men and not interested In
tho success of any company supplying
electricity for any purpose. Tho ofil
clals are keenly on their guard to pre
vent tho admission of any representa
tive of tho AVestlnghouso Company,
whose system is to bo used, lest some
bitch may occur and color bo civon to
tbo points that company raised against
electrocution in the appeal of tho
The two picss men will bo sworn ns
jurors, ana if the newspapers publish
tho details of tho execution' tho warden
and prison officials will not bo tho ones
that will break tho law. It Is on this
theory that they nro admitted. Among
tho other ten jurors will bo Elbrldgo
T. Gerry nnd his associates, who woro
on tho commission who drafted tho
law, Referrco Tracy Becker and Ca
yuga County's Judge and District At
torney. Besides these there will bo five
assistants to narold Brown, the ex
ecutor. IIOODLEKS DELIGHTED.
New Tom's Fugitive Sous Said to be
About to ltoturn,
Montheal, April 10. "Billy" Ma
loney informed an intimate filead of
his last night that Sayles, Do Lacoy and
Dcmpsey would return to New York
next week provided tho present arrange
ments wcie not disturbed. Moloney
will sail for Europe In May and will
piobably bo back in New York in tho
Kccnan, ho says, would not return,
iudging from picscnt appearances.
Kccnan nnd tho three ex aldermen had
a confab at the Windsor last night.
Their friends say that thoy aro greatly
elated over the recent decision In the
"Boodlers" case nnd had now nothing
to pievent their lcturn to New York.
A UKOKEN HAIL.
Curs Toppled Over, Hut None of the
Minneapolis. Minn., April 10. A
special to Ike Ttlbune from Jamestown,
N. D,, says: The second section of the
Noithcrn Pacific westbound overland
passenger train struck a bioken rail
iibout fifteen miles east of here. Tho
section uanlcd first-class passengers.
The engine, baggage and cxpicsscars
went safely over tho rail, but all tho
conines were derailed, ino two sleep
ers toppled over on tbo side and were
consideiably damaged. Nobody was
hint. The accident delayed tho train
NEAULY 6T All VEIL
A Ship's Crew Wrcchcd on n Dosort
Philadelphia, Pa., A pi 11 10. The
steamship Cuba, at thlspoit from Blue
Adds, brought the captain and eight of
the crew of the bark Hernasan from
Port Natal for Progresso. Tbo bark
struck on Mornnt Key March 2, and
became a total loss. Tho Hcrnasan's
ciew reached a neighboring island by
means of a raft. Thoy weio nearly
starved when tho Cuba was sighted and
nnswercd their signals of distress. Tho
Swidlsh Consul' is now caring for
Must Serve Kins: Humbert.
PiTTsnuiiG, Pa., April 10. Tidings
have at last been received fiom Eugene
Tombcrllui, a well-known Italian mer
chant of this city, who threo months ago
went to Italy to visit relatives aud was
not heard of till to-day. IIo Is in the
clutches of the Italian Govcinmcnt, be
causo ho left Italy seven years ago to
iscapo scrvico in the army. IIo has
been sentenced to one year's imprison
ment. When his term expiies Tomber
llni w ill be obliged .to serve four yo us
in the Italian Army. He had no nat
Wedded on Ills Douthbed,
Cr.DAiiTOWN, G.v., April 10. Pro
fessor C. F. Toennlngs, a musician and
newly-acquiied citizen of Ccdartown.
while ciitically 111 recently, expressed a
ikfirc that Miss Kuto Elliott of Lincoln,
Neb., bo informed of his condition nnd
of bis earnest wish that sbo como to bis
sldo at onco nnd that thoy bo married
before he died. Miss Elliott set out
without delay, and upon arriving In
Ccdartown was mauled to her lover.
Tho brldo is only 10.
l'rotcctlnn Wins In Cauad.i.
Oitawa. Ont April 10. Sir Rich
old Cartwrlght's amendment to tho gov
ernment's tariff bill, to the effect that in
view of a surplus of revenue over tho
expenditures of last year It is inadvis
able to increase the taxation and bur
dens of tho people, was defeated by a
voto of 97 to 00. Tho government's
rnnks wero unbroken, aud It Is certain
that thero will bo no weakening In tho
policy of higher protection during tho
Cut the routes' Tails,
WooDsiiuuau, L. I., Apill 10.
Three employes of tho Rockaway Hunt
Club at Cedarhurst weio heforo aju3
tlco charged with cruelty to animals in
the cutting tho tails of a number of
ponies. They pleaded guilty. Ono
was sentenced to thirty days in jail nnd
fined $30. Tho otheis were also flued.
To IuvestlEato a School,
PiiovinuNci:, R. I., April 10. Tho
joint cominllteo to Investigate tho Stato
Homo nnd School was appointed by tho
Legislature to day. It couslsts of three
Republicans aud two Democrats from
the Senate and thrco Democrats and two
Republicans from tho House.
Helping tho Miners,
WiLKKsii.'.iutK, Pa., April 10. Tho
city council has authorized tho employ
ment of idlo miners In breaking stonos
nnd doing other sticct work until tho
No Whip Trust
Wkstfielii, Mabs., April 10. Tho
proposed whip manufacturers' syudlcato
has been abandoned,
HIS LIFE EBBING FAST.
RANDALL'S END MAY COME AT
iillo is l'lulitlnc Doalh" IIo 1'ilMed a
Wretched Night, and III Strength
Is Almost ExhaustedA Consultf
tlon of riij-slclnns.
It is impossible to glvo favorable
news of the condition of Mr. Randall
t -day. "Ho Is fighting death," said
James Alwcll of Pittsburg, "ai only
ono man can fight It, nnd that one is
it 's astonishing with what tenacity
th ov-Spealter is clinging to life. It
ca i bo said that whllo ho is fully pro
1 arcd to die, ho Rtlll bos a longing to
remain, and It is his remark tbla will
power that has cnabtcd htm to t'ms far
icslst tho unconquerable advances of
He passed a wretched night, and It
wns thought several times that tho end
bad come. Tho members of his family
spent tbo night In tho sick room, to
gether with Dr. Mnllan, who is unro
milling in his attendance upon tho suf
ferer. Late vesterday afternoon Postmaster
Geucrnf Wanamaker called nnd was
permitted to seo Mr. Randall. IIo was
the only person outside tho family who
wns admitted to tho sick room yestor
day. Mr. Wanamaker has taken a
great Interest in tho spiritual welfare
of Mr. Randall, especially since
the beginning of tho serious turn it
took two months ago, and It was thought
tho Christian talks that ho had with
Mr. Randall induced him to become
a communicant In ono of tho Presby
terian churches of this city. Mr. Wan
amaker prayed with Mr. Randall yes
terday nnd administered all tho conso
lotion that ho could.
Mr. Randall's son, Sam, was tele
giaphcd for to como on from Phila
delphia on Tuesday and ho is now at
his father's bedside. Dr. Martin of
Philadelphia was also hero on Tuesday
night aud Dr. Lancaster ot Phila
delphia was sent for last night and Is
now in attendance.
At noon to-day a consultation of
physicians wns held, there being pres
ent Drs. Lancaster, Million nnd Town
shend. The result of this consultation
is not known, as the physicians, like
the members of tho family, will
not glo any definite information as
to Mr. Randall's real condition.
Mr. Milburn, the blind Chaplain of
Congress, at 1 o'clock, he hnvlng just
lift the house oftho ex Speaker, stated
that lie had called in his capacity of a
minister, but found that Mr. Rindall
wns sleeping and thai lie w.
unable to seo him, Mr. Milburn stated
ibat the family told him that the
patient's pulse was a little stionger, but
be admitted that the family enterulucd
Tho appearance of n new obecis
jcstudnv crcally complicated matters
nnd is icaily the cause of tho present
relapse. Mr. Randall is suffer
ing gieat pain, but he is
combatting his physical suffering
with the gicatest heroism. His groans
can be distinctly heard at times by the
inmates of the adjoining house. It Is
now belicvtd that his death is only tho
question of hours.
Dr. Jlalian, Mr. lianuau s puysician,
said to a Cmno reporter into this after
noon: "Mr. Randall's condition is
giavcly seiious. While there is no
dancer of his immediate death, yet his
condition is such that the end may
come at almost nny..,.'&uto. lie is very
weak, bis strength having been very
Captain Tyler, an intimate friend of
the dylner ex-Speaker, called on him
this morning nnd wns in the sick room.
Hcsaidfhis aftcrnoou: "Mr. Randall
is very low. He is very much emaci
ated, nnd I do not think he can live
twenty-four houis longer."
Aiumorthat Mr. Randall was dead
leached the House this afternoon and
caused something of a sensation. Sev
cial members rushed over to
Dr. Mullan's ofllco to find out if the re
port was true. Others went to
his homo on C street. Thoy were
nil Informed that tho rumor was
unfounded. Many eyes have been di
rected toward the Hags over both
Houses of Congress to day in tbo ex
pectation that thoy would be at half
CUT nALF IN TWO.
Ocean Vessels In Collision at NlRht In
London, Apill 10. The English
steamship Noith Cambria, which sailed
fiom Baltimore March 22 bound for
1101111)111)?, arrived In a leaking condl
lion at Dover this morning. Her bows
weio stove and her foro "compartment
filled with water as tho result of a col
lision w ith tho passenger steamer Avoca
nt midnight last night. Thelnttcr ves-n-1,
which was bound from London for
Dublin, was sunk. No lives weio
The Avoca wns sli uck nmldshir3 with
Mich force ns to cut hnlf way through
her hull. The steamer carried twelve
passengcis, among whom were n num
ber of women nnd children. Tho panic
stricken and partially clad passengers
rushed fiom their berths to tho deck.
Tho boats, fivo In number, woro promptly
lowered, and the passengers and crow,
in all thirty-seven persons, hastily
towed away a short distance. After
tho boats hod stood by tho sinking
steamer lor two hours, the North Cam
bria picked up their occupants and car
ried them to Dover.
Some of tho passengcis and crew
saved a portion of their pcisonal effects.
Encland's Commerce Decrensed.
London, April 10. Tho Board of
Tiado returns for Mnrch show that
timing thnt month tho Impoits de
creased 1150,000 and tho exports de
creased i;i,390,000, os compared with
the corresponding month of last year.
Buui.in, Apill 10. Tbo Emperor has
puichascd Rhllngenbeig's valuable col
lection ot antiquities, dating from tho
fouith to tho eighth centuries, and dis
covered nearReichcnhall, for the Berlin
Llttlo ureter's Ponce."
Rome, pill 10. It Is stated that tho
contribution to Peter's Pence from
Ameiica timing tho year 18S9 amounted
to only $0,000. r
A ltoniuu Trluinlr Dead.
Home, April 10. Signor Safil, who
wos n triumvir of tho Roman republic
of 1810, is dead.
Discount Thrco nnd u Half I'er Cent.
London, April 10. The Bank ot
England's rato of discount has been ro
duccd toUi per cent.
I'llty Millions for the Military,
Bicm.iN, April 10. Tbo Military bill
calls tor a credit of from forty to fifty
COLONEL E. II. KNOX DFAD.
A Ilrnvo Soldier Durlne tho War
nf Ellsworth's Hrlgndo.
Ciiioaoo, Apill 10. Oolon-l E. B.
Knox, for no many j cars at tho head of
tho First Regiment, died suddenly last
night nt his residence, No. 17 Oak
About a year ago ho sffucrcd n stroko
of paralytls ond It was a recurrence of
this that tntiscd his death last night.
Colonel Knox was born in Maine
about 02 years ago. Ho served through
out tlio war witli credit and afterward
joined tho regular army, serving sov
eial years in the West, when be wns rJ
Hied on n pension on account of wounds
Colonel Knox was a sergeant In Ells
worth Zouaves before tho war and was
ono of the six members of ltls Chicago
company that joined Colonel Ellsworth's
famous Flio Brlgado when tho war
btnkc out and who were made first lieu
tenants. UMlEUlUrEI) LOVE.
Whitney Cut Her Throat,
llANoon, Me., April 10. -Ida Whit
ney of Amherst loved ono of tho young
men of tho town. Tho lover grew tired
of the devoted girl. She resorted to
every means to prevent the estrange
ment. The young innn decided to leave
town, nnd started for Boston, as he told
her, never to return. After his depart
ure sbo grew silent nnd gloomy. Tho
tenlble mental strain under which she
was laboring culminated yesterday
morning, w hen she cut her throat. She
HAL1S1IUUY ..TU11NED DOWN."
Couldn't Get Inti Monto Carlo With
out a Ticket.
Monte Cahi.o, April 10. Lord and
Lady Salisbury appeared nt the en
trance to tho Casino last cvovlng with
out tickets and were denied admission.
The British consular officials wcro sum
moned, whereupon tickets were pro
cured. Tho most profuse apologies were ten
dered Lord Salisbury, who, after pro
ducing and signing a blank passport,
lcfused to enter the building and
stalked Indignantly awoy.
SKIl'l'El) AT ONCE,
Just as Soon as Ho Found IIo Was
Fosston, Minn., April 10. R. G.
Twceton, cashier of tho Fosston Na
tional Bunk, has absconded with $30,
000 of tbo bank's funds and is undoubt
edly safe in British tciritory. Ho has
bce'n traced as far as Fargo, aud tho fact
learned that he there bought a ticket
for Victoria. A singular entry in Twee
ton's books attiacted tho attention of
the bank oillclols, and, learning of tho
investigation that was to follow, ho de
camped nt once. His sureties aro quite
wealthy, and the bank will loso nothing.
11A1UES UNDER A 1IAHN.
Oncer Dollies by Wholosalo
Lewirton, Me., Apiil 10. It having
been rumored that children had been
boin at Lewiston poor farm, whoso cx
kecper is serving tlmo in tbo county
jnll for cruelty to the inmates, an official
search was made yesterday and llio
bodies of two Infants wero found
bulled under the barn of the institution,
Search will bo made for6ther bodies
which aio said to be buried there, and
a rigid investigation will follow.
ElNANCIAL AND CO.IIMEKCIAL.
New Yorh Sloclcs.
The following nro tlio prices ot tbo Now
Yorl: nnd Chicago mniKetsas rcnorted by
6pcclol wire to C. T. lln ennur it Co., Koom
11 Atlantic butlrtlui::
Chicago Gas 451 153
Can. tiouth. Gti 513
NatLeadTst 171 171
D L. A V.135t 'Mi
I)il. Allud Kcadlng
Erie !Ui WJ R. .t W.
1't. 213 'ill
Jersoy Cen C, It Iitl'ac 01 01J
L. it N SIJ SU St. Paul 03 S7
U 8 1074 '071 Ye-. Pnc I'.lj llU
Sugar Trust. 041 113 Union Puc. 03 )l
Mo. Pae 7il 71 W". Union... 815 SU
N.Y.itN. E ?etroleum... 501 803
N. Y. Ccn Am. Cots'd
N. Pac AtehitTop. 7J i
do. ptd... 7!ii 7oJ 0UI.,Ii.itQ
Tho Chlcuco Markots.
Open Ctoie roiiR. Open
May 10 70
Juno.... 10 07
July ....10 93
May 0 22
July .... 0 22
Washington Stock Exchance,
Sales Itocular Call 12 o'clock m.
U. S. Electric Light, 11,000 at 110. Colum
bia National Hank, 20 at 1S2; 10 at liS.
Capital National Hank, 10 at 119. West
I'.nd National Dank, 15 at 81J; 5 at S2j 15 at
t2; 15 at 821; IB nt 821. Penunlvaula Tele
phone, 115 at F0; 100 at 30. American
Hraphopbonc, 50 at 143; 100 at 145; 50 at
143. Orcat Palls Ice, 2 at 215. Wash
ington Loan and Trust Company, 100 at 3J.
American Security and Trust Company,
Miscellaneous Honds U. s. Electric
Lights iBl, O's, 100, IT. S. Electric Light
2d,0'e,1155; W. A G. It. It. 10-40 C's.
I!'03-'23, 105; W. it G Convertible, O's,
172; Masonic Hall Aes'n, 5's, C 189S, 103,
Wash. Market Co., 1st Molt., O's, 110;
Wash. Market Co., Imp., O's, 118: Ial'd it
Seaboard Co., O's, O 1S97, ; Wash. I.t.
lnfantrj, 1st, O's, 1904 101; Wash. Lt. In
fantry, Bd, 7's, 1904, 100; Wash. Gas Light
Co., fcer. A, C's, 120; Wah. Gas Light Co.,
Ser. It, O's, 121; Hjgienlc Ieo Company, 1st
Mort , 0s, 1021.
National Hank Btocks Hank of Wash
ington, -ICO; Bank otltcpubllc, 250; Metro
politan, 200; Central, 2S5, Second, 185;
Farmers aud Mechanics', 188; Citizens',
105; Columbia, 1E0, Capital, 119; West
Hall toad 8tocks Washington and
Georgetown, 270; Metropolitan, 105; Co
lumbia, 77; Capitol aud North O Street,
071; KcMngton and Soldier's Homo, 07;
Georgetown and Tennalljtown, 49j;Urlght
1iipiinnrhn UtnAivo Ti IrAtnan'a .4.1 l'tivrp
,liBUiauii:i;iui,uo ,.i,i.. o, --,, &-.uuft-
tf ti, &S; Metropolitan, 84; National Union,
20J; Arlington, 180; Corcoran, 04; Colum
bia, 181; German-American, 180; Potomac,
88; Itlpgs, 9, People's 53.
Title Insuranco Stocks ltoal Estate
Title, 125; Columbia Title, CJ; Washington
Gas and Electric LightStocks Washing
ton Gas, 44; Georgetown Gas, 40: U. S.
Electric Light, 11 1.
Toli'iihone Stocks Pennsylvania, 291;
ChceapeaXo and Potomac, 851; American
laneouB Stocks. Washington Mar
ket Co., 18; Washington Brick Machine
Co., 400; Groat Falls leo Co., 210; Bull
ltmi Panorama Co., 23, National Sato De
posit, 235; Washington Safo Deposit, 130;
Washington Loan and Trust Co., 33; Na
tional Typographic, 20; Mergenthalcr, 10;
Pneumatic Gun Carrlago, I; Wash. Loan
aud Trust, Co., ; American Security and
Trust Co.. 39 j; Lincoln Hall, 80; Hyglculo
Ico Co., 35.
l'alnter Ilnnoutli Dead,
Pauis, April 10. Hector Ilancuth,
tbo celebrated French painter, is dead,
aged 07 years.
HIGH WIND AND WATER
HAVOC PLAYED BY THE ELEMENTS
IN ALL DIRECTIONS.
Hundreds of l'ersons Hnmeloss Sleep
I up; In Cotton Olns nnd Ilox Cars
Florco Storms rrovnlllnc In Many
I'laccs and '1 ravel Stopuod,
AitKANBAS City, Auk., At rll 10.
This is tbo centre of tho wont flood of
tho Mississippi River, between ,Ycji
phh nnd Vlcksburg. Tbo town Isco n
p etely under water, nnd about half of
tl o population has deserted it. Tho
houses nil Btaud in water from four t
six feet deep. Merchants aro doinr
business on scaffolds built wllhfabs
d ors on tho levee. Captain Tallingo
who is in charpo of tbo Arkansis !cv:e
(list i let, with his headquarters here
pa s thero could be no change in tho
situation for at least twenty days. Five
thousand people nro homeless within
thirty miles of this place.
One of the most remarkable scenes in
tho whole county Is to bo found a mllo
below this city. Four hundred people
taken from submerged dwellings uro
crowded together In ono largo cotton
compress building. They sleep on
coutm bales spread over llio lloor.
The colored pcoplo In the town havo
tnken possession of the box-cars and
live in them npparently ns comfortable
ns In thtlr former shanties. Tho white
pcoplo arc living in freight-houses and
the railroad station across the river.
On tho Mississippi side, nt Hunting
ton, 'which Is tho terminus of the
Georgin-Pnclfic Railroad, tho entire
population are living In box-cars or in
tbo upper stories of dwellings.
Cheyenne. W. T., April 10. Tho
fiercest tornado ever seen in this section
swept aciossthe southern part of the
Territory yesterday. Tho storm stopped
all railroad trafllc and caused a total
Mispenslon of business in towns near
tliis cltv. Every freight train on the
Union Pacific, between Choycnno and
Ogdcn, are side tracked. The Chey
enne and Burlington track cast of this
city were blockaded with drifts of sand
for several hundred yards, and the road
is entirely blocked.
OUT JU8T SIXTEEN DAYS.
EurRlar Omin Shot Out a Man's Eye
nnd Wan Ilatlly Wonndod.
Dns Moines, Iowa, April 10. Ii a
co jfilct with a burglar early yesterday
morning George B. Grimes, a promi
nent merchant, had an oyo shot out, and
In return fatally shot his assailant.
Mr. Grimes awoke and discovered the
fiont door open. He looked In thehall
w ay and saw some ono standing nt tho
lop of the stairs. Mr. Gilmcs shot
twice, hitting bis man with one ball.
Tne burglar returned four shots, one
ot which slrticl; Air. Grimes In tho eye,
cutting through the sldo of the face.
The burglar wus discovered just before
noon in a cellar about two blocks away,
where ho lay exhausted from loss of
blood. Ho was recognized by the
pollco os James Quari", alias Stephen
Moloney, who was released from the
Fort Madison penitentiary March 24.
A Snail In ner Stomach.
i-LiLToN, April 10. About n year
tigo Rebecca Gibbs, a colored woman
of this town, on taking a dilnk of water
thought she swallowed somo Ilrlng
creature She has been seized with
tick spells a number of times since, and
positively asserted that thero was some
ihing nllvo In her stomach. On Sun
tiny she was unusually sick and sent
for a doctor, who gave her a prescrip
tion. Shortly nflerwmd vomiting was
produced, and upcamoti snail that had
grown considerably whilo In the stom
ach, A Mlnlnter lteeoincrt a I'orcor.
BitmoETON, N. J., Apill 10. Rev.
"William Frisby, who but thrco months
npo unwillingly left tho Union Meth
odist Church of Vincland and was bap
tlnd into tbo Third Baotlst Church,
colored, of this city, has left for patts
unknown, after foiglng names to sev
eral notes nnd cheating many of his
creditors. From tho Vinclnnd church
ho brought a foiced letter of recom
mendation which wns thought all right
and upon which he wns mode a member
in full standing under the baptismal
rites of the church of his adoption.
A Cure for Catnract nihilities.
Klw Yoke, April 10. Oculists all
over the country are much intcicstcd in
n discovciy recently mado by one of
their number, Dr. Richard Kallsch of
i his city, by means of which the dis
rmwtr claims it is possible to cure
blindness resulting from cataract, wlth
i ut tho uo of the kulfo or puncture
i.ecdle. Tho doctor goes on tho theoiy
'hat the disease can be cured by absorp
tion, nnd he lias found a mixture which,
applied dally to the eye for somo time,
tesults in a complete cure.
llldo Tax CondemnoJ,
Boston, April 10. Tho proposed tax
on Imported hides is condemned by thu
members of the Boot and Shoe
Workers' International Union. Secre
tory Skefllngton says: "It Is bcllovcd
that certain makers would tako advan
lugo of a tax to reduce wages, and that
at tho samo time tho conlumcr would
bo called on to pay moro for the shoe."
The Cralpjeml Cane.
Tacoma, "Wash., April 10. The
United States District Court openeel
jestcrday, Judgo O. II. Hauford pre
siding, for the tilal of tho noted caso of
tho British ship Craigond, from Liver
pool. All the sailors who left the ship
wcro In couit. The caso will bo con
llurned l ltenilno
FllEDEIIICKTOK, N. B., Apill 10.
Whllo cleaning furniture with benzine
jcstciday Hurry Whlto. his wlfo and
iheir children wero seilously. If not
fntnlly, burned. A lighted match
cnuse'd on explosion and caused tho
room to take lire. Physicians s.iy the
cases of tho sufferers aro critical.
A 4.1,000 Eire.
Peaksali., Texas, April 10. Fire
jestorday destioyed the blook of build
ings on Front street, south of Hawkins'
iV Rogers' storo. Tbo loss is estimated
ut i 15.000; Insuranco, $10,000.
At Now York Majestic, from Liver
pool; Holland, from London; Ethiopia,
At Southampton Tiavc, from New
York for Bremen.
Local Weather Forecast.
For the District of Columbia, Delaware,
Maryland Virginia, Xorth Carolina and
.iuih Cat olina, fair, exeeiH liaht rain on
Ike Carolina coait; decidedly cooler; north'