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The Washington Critic.
WASHINGTON, D. C, TUESDAY EVENING, APRIL 15, 1890.
22D YEAH NO. 0,773.
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TERS OF FIRE. .
alio Quaker City In Holiday Attire
l'Uo Thousand Military OMleors
'Onco More Swear Alleclnuro to
tlie Old Flue.
Philadelphia, Apiil 15. On tho
"Union League front last night theie
gleamed in letters of llto a welcome to
the Loyal Legion of the United States
and flags fluttered as if Itwcion holi
day. To day the Loyal Legion meets. It
bad lis inception in Philadelphia In a
body of ofllcers who organised to at
tend tho funeral of Lincoln. It has
giown till it leaches eveiy State and
Tcuitory. To-day 5,000 military of
ficeis, gathered from ocean to ocean,
-will shako bauds, touch elbows and
swear allegiance nncw to tho Hag.
IX-.PrcsIdent Rutheifoul 11, IInyc3is
Tho Union League Club Is thiown
open to tho visitors and all tho pilncipal
buildings aro decorated with lings.
Tho following is tho programme for
today: Tho commandory-in-chief wil
meet nt 10,80 in tho rooms of tho His
torlcal Society. Tho sessions of thli
body aic, of course, secret. In tho
afternoon, fiom 1 to 3 o'clock. thtfro
will be a concert at Ilia Union League
Club by tho Marino Hand of Washing
ton under the leadership of Professor
In tho evening tho exercises, com
niemoratlng tho twenty-fifth anniver
sary, will be held in the Academy of1
Music. Pennsylvania Commander
Mnjoi-Genctal David McM. Giegtr will
pieside. General lluthcrford 13. Hayes
-will mako an address. Tho oiatlon
will be delivered by Brovot Major-Gen-cial
Charles Dovens of Massachusetts.
After that tho veteran' elocutionist,
James U. Murdockr will glvo a series of
After thnt addicsses will bo delivered
by as many of these gentlemen as arc
present: Hon. licnjamln P. Tracy,
Major-General Johu M. Schofleld,
Major-General O. O. Howaid. Drovot
lltlgadior-Gcneral James A. Beaver,
Iliovet nrlgaillcr-Gcneial Horaco F.
1'oitcr, Major-Gcneral II. W. Slocum,
Major-Gencral Nelson A. Miles, Urovct
Major-General Wager Swayno, Urovct
IJilgadicr-Goneral W. It. Marshall,
lhoet Urlgadlor-Geneial C, F. Ander
son. Piesldcnt Hnirlson, who was ex
pected, will not attend, as ho will como
to Philadelphia on Decoration Day as
tha guest of Mcado Post,
IIio Threutened Cheyenne Outbreak,
Oidcrs havo been sent from tho War
Department to General Rugcv to render
whatever assistance Is necessary to
Agent Vpshaw, at Tonguo lllvcr
Agency, Montana, in suppressing tho
threatened outbreak of noithcrn
Cheycnno Iudluus. Tho War Depart
ment has no lnfoiinatlon as to tho
threatened outbreak other than that con
tained in tho dispatches which the In
terior Department has forwaidcd to It.
Tho President today nppiovcd tho
net for tho relief of soldiers and sailors
who enlisted or served undor assumed
names whilo minors In tho Army or
Nnvy dining tho Into war,
President Harrison will review tlio
Emancipation parado in this city tomorrow1.
TRIBUTES TO RANDALL.
ACTION TAKEN IN HONOR OF THE
AVnrldiiBiuen, Whoao Interests lie Kurt
nt Heart, Shmr Tliolr Borrow
nicotine r IIIk Old Committee
l'lnnl A rrnncoinontu for tho I'unnr.il
The llandall residence on 0 street
southenst, presented the same sad
appearance ns It did yestotday, when a
Citmc leportcr called late this after
noon, The long stretch of black cropo
hung mournfully from the door-knob
nml tho curtains, both upstnhs and
down, were closely drawn. Mr. Lin
caster, son-in-law of ths cc-Speakcr,
was found in tho cosy p trior.
Ho said tho remains could bo viewed
by Senators and Representatives at tho
liouso on Thursday morning until 8
o'clock. At that hour they will bo
taken to tho church and laid In state
until D:!)0 o'clock, when tho services
At the church reserved scats will bo
provided for Senators and Representa
tives, friends of tho family and prom
inent Government ofllcials. One em
ployo of tho Scnato and ono of tho
House will have chargo of this arrange
ment so ns to prevent a crowd-out by
tho general public.
Thcro wcro quite n number of callers
to sec the dead statesman and his fam
ily to day, and n number of telographio
messages wero received from friends.
Already several handsome lloral tributes
havo been received.
Tho House Committee on Appropria
tions, of which Mr. Randall was a valued
mid honored member, met this afternoon
and took action regarding his demise.
It was decided to send n liandsomo
floral wreath to bo placed on tho coflln
of their former colleague. Tho com
mittee also decided to call at the Han
doll residence iu a body after tho House
adjourns to-day to view tho remains.
Tho Pennsylvania delegation in Con
gtcss will attend tho funeral in a body
and go to Philadelphia with the re
mains In a special car.
The committee appointed by Speaker
Heed will meet late this afternoon and
confer with Deputy Sergeant-at-Arm3
Thomas Cavanaugh in reference to tho
final funeral arrangements.
From nin Old Committee, the Ilouio
Coniniltton on Appropriations.
The House Committco on Appropria
tions, of which Mr. Randall was chair
man during several terms, met to-day
mid adopted a memorial setting forth
the gieat services performed by Mr.
llnndall, ns the head of tho Committee,
and paying a tribute to his ability, lion
csiy and woith as a statesman and ns a
"Dining all tho years In which ho
solved as llcprcsentalivc and as mem
ber of this committee," tho tnomoii.il
says, "never for ono moment was thero
the slightest suspicion that ho was in
auy way connected with any job.
Absolutely pure in his personal and
pecuniary lelatlons, ho could afford to
do many things and to subject himself
to much opposition which otherwise
would have been Impossible,
lie and all the world know that ho was
Invulnerable to any personal attack.
"Intensely partisan as ho was in his
nature, his convictions and his hopes,
ho never peimllted any difference of
political opinions to invado tho per
sonal relations which he bore to his
colleagues on this committee nor to
color "his sense of jusllco to those
with whom ho served. Indeed his
sense of duty to tho countiy
and the Government always con
trolled him as chairman of this com
mittee. He believed that it was to tho
Interest of tho common people, without
legaid to parly, that tho expenditures
should be kept within the necessities of
the Government, and that all reform
was based upon a strict economy.
"It is therefore but tho severest jus
tice that we, who wero his colleagues,
and who aic called to perform tho
duties which wero assigned to him,
should nut on lecord our admiration for
tho fiualitlcs which he exhibited in this
position, for tho conspicuous and in
creased power which ho gave to
this committee, and our personal
affection for him. To sotno
who have been associated with
him aiound this table for years, his
death is a grievous sonow; to all it Is a
pcisonal loss. And yet thero Is in this
gilcf only prido that In n long, labor
ious and illustilnus public service
theie Is no weakness, not ono day
for which any one need apologic,
nor one act which requires explanation.
Such a public life is full of Inspiration
to thoso who mo called to dlschargo
public duties and is an exemplar after
which young men model themselves.
"It Is therefoic resolved that this min
ute bo cnteied upon tho records of tho
committee; that tho chairman bo re
quested to tiansmit a copy of it to the
wife of our friend, to whom ho will ex
picss our sympathy in that sorrow
which no human affection can
Tlio United Lnlior League of America
Tulto bultnhle Action.
At a meeting of tho llxecutlvo Com
mittee of tho Distiict of Columbia held
hero to-day at No. 490 Louisiana nvo
nuc, at which Hon. John Pope Ilod
nett presided, tho following action
was had. Mr. Ilodnett said that Mr.
Randall was ono of tho gicntest friends
and also bcncfactois that tho working
men of the District ever had in Con
gicss; that dining tho defalcation of
tho lato Hoard of Public Works of
tho District, lie was mainly instrumental
lu hating passed tho act of lellef for
tho working men in 1871, providing
for their pay, and, until tho very hour
of his death, ho was tho truo friend of
labor, every wheio, throughout the
world, "when I called upon him at
the time I mention," said Mr. Ilodnett,
"I was the counsel for tho laborers,
and, when I asked him if ho would offer
an amendment to tho Sundry Civil
bill, to secure tho worktngmou of tho
Roaidof Public Woiks tholr pay, ho
said, 'Let mo see It.' I then! handed
it to him. Ho read it; said 'Yes.'
Not another word pissed his mouth.
Ho closed his lips and went back Into
tho committee room, and tho amend
ment was put iu tho bill, and it becimo
. "When ho sahU'Yes' Itmoant
'Yes,' nnd ho stuck to that
fodder or no fodder."
Thomas "W. Mcany, tho
then offered tho following:
"JtaoUed, That tho United Labor
Lcaguo of America havo lost a truo
friend In tho death of Hon. Samuel J.
llandall, lato Speaker of tho Houso or
ltcprescntnhves, whoso intlmato rela
tions with this organization caused us
to lssuo n national address in his favor
for Speaker, which was signed by
fifty sis; presidents ot labor leagues
hero Rnd elsowhero throughout tho
States, and Mr. Randall was tho
only public man in the Homo
nbout whom this organization
ever issued a national address to tho
people in favor of him. Mr. Ilodnett
wioto that addicss, and it is n model
literary pioductlon of its kind, of which
Mr. Rundall himself was always over
after highly proud, and ho spoko of It
frequently and handed copies of It to
his friends to read nnd cherish. It
gained for him the undivided support
of tho worklugmen of Penn
sylvania, so that to our organl.t
Hon, which Is the pioneer labor
organisation or tho States, ho owes, in
pait, his political popularity and all of
his popularity with working men ho
owes to our early action in first lecom
mending him to them. It wns, there
foio, Hon. John Popo Ilodnett who
first called him out as n spokesman of
"licsolml, Thnt as a friend of labor
wo mourn his loss and send condolcnco
to his nohlo wlfo and stricken family."
The resolutions were; unanimously
passed and Mr. Ilodnett, tho national
president, ordered to send a copy to
Mrs. Randall and other membcis of
tho immcdlato family selected tho hon
orary pall-bearers yesterday evening as
announced in Tin: Citrrio. They were
as follows: George YV. Chllds, A. J.
Drcel, Colonel Alex. K. McCIuro and
"William McNultcn of Philadelphia; ex
Governor Andrew G. Curttn of Penn
sylvania, Charles A. Dana of Now York,
Senator A. P. Gorman of Maryland, ox
Congressmnn William II. Sowdcn of
Pennsylvania, Representative James II.
Illount of Georgia, Senator John S.
Harbour of Ylrgiuia and Dallas Sanders
The rinto Printers Take Action,
Dx-Spcakcr llandall was a firm nnd
true friend of tho plate pi inters, ns he
was, in fact, of all wage workcis. In
tho contest before the Fiftieth Congress,
between the printers and the presses on
one side and Chief Graves and the
steam presses on the other, Mr. Ran
dall's efforts andMntlucncc wcro with
tho men nnd they won. Tlio Plato
Pi Inters' Assembly held n meeting last
night, Master Workman William II.
McKerry presiding, nnd n committco
consisting of K. .L. Jordan, James Mc
Girk. P. Rooney, J. 11. Irclnnd and
Frank Hairy was appointed to adopt
suitable resolutions on Mr. Randall's
death. Mr. Jordan spoko feelingly of
tho dead Congicesman, and the master
n orkman said he would appoint a com
mittee of tncnty-fivo to attend tho fun
eral. His Simple Home Life,
Mr. Randall's homo life was ever
beautiful in his simplicity, his sincere
hospitality and his devotion to his
household gods. He had given neatly
thirty years to the most exacting public
seivfcc, and, although tho period of his
power was ono of unexampled opportu
nities for thu acquisition of wealth by
what was regaulcd by many ns no Im
proper uso of public trust, Mr. Randall
during all that lime lived on his small
salaiy of $."5,000 a year, with all the
demands made upon hlra in politics and
in the social life his position lcquired
him to maintain.
Ho was always poor, but never in
debt; his tastes and his habits wcro
simple and inexpensive, and he enjoyed
tho plain, homely ways of life that
hnimoni7cd with his slender means.
Ills homo, his tabic nnd nil tliat he
possessed wero ills ever welcome offer
ing to his friends, nnd his family
hcaitily shaied his devotion to his
many sincere admirers nnd illustrated
his simple and frugal habits of life.
Duiingall bis long and helpless Hlnc3S
bo was novel nursed by the bands of'
tho stranger. The olllco was ever per
foimed by the loving hands and heaits
of his own household.
A Fund lor Ills rnmlly.
Two years ago, when Mr. Randall's
death was expected, scveial piomlncnt
citizens who knew his slender resouiccs
and who justly appicciated the con
spicuous seivico ho has lcndeicd to tho
couutiy, lesolvcd to laiso a fund to
furnish an in como for his family a
sum that gavo an incomo of $2,000 n
year; but when Mr. llnndall was In
formed of it ho protested against any
contributions to himself or family whllo
ho was in official position. Ho sent
for several of his most tiusled personal
friends to explain his lefusal of tho
Although confined to his bed and his
life likely to be ended nt an early day,
and his family dependent upon his
salary for their suppoit, Mr. Randall,
with ticmulous voico and tears scalding
his pale cheeks, said that gifts to him
or to his family could not be received
while ho was in public life. It was pro
posed to him that the fund snould bo
invested, allowed to accumulate and to
be applied to his family only In tho
event of his letlrcmcnt from public llfo
or his death, nnd to thnt ho lcluctantly
assented, but with tho most grateful
apiucciatlon of tho kindness of tho con
tributors. Tho fund wns Invested for tho benefit
of bis family, and It and its accumu
lated interest nro now tho chief, indeed
tho almost cntiic, dependence of his
widow and children. Beyond tho small
Washington houso owned by Mrs. llnn
dall, inherited from her father, and nu
annual Incomo of a few hundred dol
lais, Mr, Randall had no resources but
bis salary as a Congressman.
Tlio Industrial l'rolilem.
During tho last summer Mr. llandall
devoted much llmo to the study of tho
creat Industilal problem that so earn
estly engaged his attention for many
years. Ho was a positive Protectionist
and adhered to that faith with un
shaken firmness during nil tho Bt nig
gles within his party; but ho had de
cided befoioho returned to Washing
ton in October last that enlarged free
raw materials for our mauufnctuiars.
with full protection on manufactured
products to tho extent of the difference
in wages heio and abroad, was tho truo
standard of piotcctiou in tho present
changed business conditions of the
Ho hnd decided to prepare an inter
view on tho subject for publication bo
foro tho meeting of tho present Con
cress, in which his views would bo
fully and clearly stated, but ho never
found strength enough to perform tho
tnsk. Ho ndhorcd to thu conviction
that tho whole Internal tax system
should bo abolished, but expected to
compromise on that issuo for a con
tinued tax on whisky alono of about
fifty cents per gallon to remain as a war
tax for pensions.
Ho intended his dellvcronco on tho
tariff and internal taxes to bu n
carefully prepared and exhaustive
expression on tho subject, but It io
quired moro research, thought and
labor than ho wns ablo to glvo In his
enfeebled condition, and what would
havo been not only his last but doubt
less his best expression on tho subject
that wns nearest bis howl, Is lost to his
party and country.
rillLAHEM'HIA IN MOUKNING.
Appropriate Action Tnlion liy tjunlior
Piiii.vdei.viiia, April 15. -This en
tile city Is nnd has been iu mourning
ever since tho death of that sterling
statcsmnn and representative, Samuel
J. Randall. Kvidenccs of gilof enn ho
seen on nil sides In tho club houses,
both Democratic and Republican, It is
shnicd alike. Outside of his statesman
ship his well known charllalilo disposi
tion and instances of where ho hurt
ehcnof his scant means for the relief
of n Illicit il humanity arc being gen
'iho "Samuel J. Randall Associa
tion." with 'Squire McMullin, tho do id
Congressman's lifelong friend, In the
chair, held n special meeting nnd
adopted npproprlato and expressive
resolutions, and a committco composed
of George II. Hoffman, William P.
Manning. Thomas Laycock, R. P.
Hicnnn, R. L. Lister nnd Thomas P.
Kane, was appointed to visit Washing
ton and make nil the nrrangements for
the reception of tho body on Thursday
and also for tho funeral,
A proposition was also entertained
piovlding for tho raising of funds for
the erection of n statue in memory of
the great statesman.
The Democratic clly committco also
met and adopted similar resolutions,
and a meeting of tho Young Men's
Democratic Hattnllon is in progress to
day. George C. Mcado Post, G. A. R.,
of which Mr. Randall was an honored
member, held n meeting last evening
and took npproprlato action, Other
meetings will be held bv the Younir
Men's Democratic Association, tho
Union Republican Club, tho Union
League nnd the famous Amcrlcus Club.
ItANDALL AND CLEVELAND.
Ife Snld II o Would l'nt Illm Under
the Dnlslcft" and He Did,
Ni.w Youk, Apiil 15. A special
from Chicago to the Herald says: A
story about tho late Samuel J. Randall
and Mr. Cleveland comes from a re
sponsible Rotucc. On Inauguration
day, 18811, Mr. Randall sat in n com
mittco room with Congressman Cannon
and two others. Mr. llnndall looked
out of a window from which ho had a
splendid view of Pennsylvania avenue.
Some one said something nbout tho
new occupant of the White House.
"Yes,'' snld Mr. llandnll, "I wonder
if some of the friends of tho recent oc
cupant understand now what Sam Rin
dall told them two years ngo. They
challenged mo to the light. They had
the best of it nt first, but I told them
wo would put Cleveland under tho
daisies nt the close of his first adminis
tration. I renewed this prophecy to his
friends before they piescntcd his name
to the St. Louis convention. I showed
them that wo could defeat him, and
showed Hum how wo would do It.
They laughed at me. I went to somo
of the men who were engineering Mr.
Clc eland nnd talked with them
seriously. I showed them that if they
attempted to forco Cleveland I would
fight him in my own way. There was
no deception about It so far as I was
concerned. I explained to thorn how I
could knife him nnd they must have
know n that it was no idle boast. They
lnughcd nt mo. I sharpened my
knives. I wonder if tho gentlemen
who went out of town a few houis ago,
with their idol, iccollect my words."
INATIONAL SCIENTISTS MEET.
Annunl .Session of tlio Avititomy
A substantial looking body of scien
tists assembled aboutnoon to-day in the
lecture-room of the National Museum
to participate in the aunual session
of tho National Academy of Sciences.
Professor O. C. Maish of Yale Collogo
presided. After the business meeting
tho secretary read a paper
on "The Application of Interfeicuco
Methods to Astronomicil Measuie
incnts," by A. A. Mlchclson, and an
other on "Totnllty of tho llcllpso of
December 22. 1889," by R. P. Todd.
Lunch was taken befoic the afternoon
Tho other papers to be read arc: Tho
Effects of the Inhalation of Nihogen,
Nitidis Oxide, Oxygen nnd Caibonlc
Acid upon the Circulation, with special
lofercncc to tho Nitrous Oxides Ames
thesln and Asphyxia, II. C. Wood;
Physiognomy of the AmeilcanTcrtiaiy
Hcmlptera, by S. II. Scudder; The
Huddlng of Solpa consldcied in rela
tion to tho Question of tho Inheritance
of Acquired Chniacters, by W. IC.
Hrooks; llccent Advances Toward a
Knowledge of the Fishes of tho Great
Oceanic' Depths, by G. Hiown Goodo
and Toilcton II. Hcnn: A S)'3tem of
Classification of Variable Stais, by S.
C. Chandler: On tho Spectrum of
Metals, by II. A. Rowland; On the
Cheapest Light, by S. P. Langley.
IN THU CltiailN'AI. COUKT,
Violators or District I.hwh ltefbre
In the Cilminnl Court to day the first
case called was that of tho Distiict of
Columbia vs. Finnic Forester, charged
withiunning nn unlicensed bar. Ho
was found not guilty. The other cases
disposed of wero as follows:
District of Columbin vs Ddward
Devlin, charged with destroying private
pioperty; motion for a new tilal was
Distiict of Columbia vs. John Silas
and Peter C. Able, chaiged w 1th keep
ing an open bar on Sunday. Able
failed to put in nn appearance, and his
lecogninneo was declared foiTeltcd.
A juiy was cmpaniiclcd to try Sllns,
who was defended by his counsel,
Frank Closs. Tho principal witnesses
In this case wero Polico Ollicer John F.
FiaIer and two girls named Mabel
Willis and Maegio Rlinoro. France
testified to having obtained liquor In
Silas' placo on Sundnv in company with.
Iho girls, hut the girls denied that they
had drank them with Frazler.
Fradcr's laudanum cxpeitenco nt
tho First Precinct Station was pietty
well ventilated by Attorney Closs bo
foro ho got through with him on the
witness stand, as well ns In tho argu
ments before the jury.
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VAIlMiatS IN A DAD WAV,
Thousands of A iron of Grain llulued
1iy it btorm,
Lincoln, Ni:h., April 15. Governor
Thayer is in receipt of trustworthy in
formation from Cheyenne, Runner nnd
other far Western Nebraska counties
ulvlug an account of n disastrous storm.
Tho wind blew so hard that grain
which had beon sown was blown en
tlrely out of tho ground over thousands
of acres. Farmers must commenco nt
tho beginning, nnd they nro unable to
do so. They bavo no funds to buy
seed. Tho Governor to day will Issue a
general call for aid for tho unfortunate
Seoplo. Wheat and oats for seed will
e especially needed.
HAltl) TO DOWN I
Hon the Western Union Will Itent the
Now Jersey Jockey Ululi,
Nr.w Yoiik, April 15. The Sun this
morning says: The Western Union
Telegraph Company will havo no facili
ties lor sending away nows from tho
noW hack or tho Now Jersey Jockey
Club, where tho spring racing season
opens to-day, It being Picsidcut Dtvycr's
idem to sttlke tho pool-rooms lluonch
their feeder. With Hits end In view
tho tntrlcs for to day's races have been
withheld, nnd tho'o who go to the track
will rccclvo piogrammes upon cnteilng
the course giving tho entries nnd
weights for each event. Now, this
racing business is one of iho chief
souices of lcvenuc in fact, it la the
best paving branch of business In tho
scrvico of the telegraph company and
they mo not going to lay down without
a stmggle. as it was agiccd at a confer
ence of the officials yesterday to detail
a strong foi co of operators to visit the
track to day and havo the results at all
It will be a very easy matter to send
twenty men to Klinbcth. One can buy
a programme, hurry from tho track to
n wire which may be conveniently
tnpppd, nud within ten minutes tho en
tire entry list can bo in the pool-rooms
of the country for this service Is abso
lutely perfect, reports being sent sim
ultaneously to all parts of tho country.
After that It will be n comparatively
easy matter for other men to secure
the "first betting" nnd jockeys; another
can wait for the "post belting," nnd
yet another for the result of tho race.
"This can be repeated In each raco
with, a fresh lclay of men, and It will
be difilcult for the jockey club ofllcials
to locate them. This or some other
scheme equally practicable will bo
played for all it is worth to day, and
the result will bo watched witii interest
all over the country. An Idea of tho
amount of money thero is in this busi
ness of reporting the races for pool
rooms may bo gathered from the fact
that as high as $800 n day has been
paid for the privilege of sending away
the betting and lcsults of each race."
A General Court-fllurtlal Ordered
Com one In New York,
A general court-mnrtial to try Com
mander McCalla has been ordered to
convene In New York on Tuesday, Api II
22d. Rear Admiral Harmony will bo
president of the couit, with Lieutenant
Peiry Garst as judge-advocate.
WAS Bill. X.Vi:ttKTT MUKDinCKD?
A Student of the Clilcnco Mcdlcnl Col
New Yoiik, Apiil 15. A special
fiom Chicago to the World says: The
circumstances surrounding the mysto
lions disappearance of Yeinon L.
Iveiclt, n student ut the Chicago Med
ical College indicate that a trap was
set for him by somo unknown murder
ers for tho piuposo of lobbeiy. Tlio
missing man is the son of Dr. J. T.
Dverctt of Grlnnell, Iowa. Ho left his
home. No. 282!) South l'nik avenue, on
Thurdny evening, April !!, saying that
bo w as going to sec n sick man on 1 f ai
sled sheet, nnd has never returned, nor
been seen Unco by any one who knew
It isjiot known bow tbc summons to
nltend'lhc sick man enmo whether by
messenger, telephone or the mail but
the "tough" character of Ifalsted street
at night has aroused the fcais of his
fiiendsthat the summons wns a decoy
and that the student was waylaid, mur
dered and lobbed on his way to or
from the sick man's house. He wore a
valablc gold watch nnd chnln nnd somo
other jewelry and n well-filled pocket
book. His father is now In Chicago
tiying to find somo cluo which will un
l nvei tho mystery.
SAir.oiis' and riKi;jir,N's Union.
Contention of tho Iutermitlonnl Ilody
In .Scuslon In Now Vork.
New Yoiik, Apiil 15. Immediately
on lccouvening this -morning tho con
vention of tho International Sailors'
aud Firemen's Union went into cxecu
When the doors wcro icopencd Mr.
Gcoige W. Reed, delegate from tho
North River branch, was rejected and
n new election oulercd to fill the vacancy
A resolution rclatlvo to the appoint
ing of a committco to prcpnro and 10
port a plan for tho better oiganl.ation
nnd consolidation of tho vailous bodies
of sailors and firemen on tho Atlantic,
Pacific, lake and Gulf coasts was re
fened to the committee on resolutions.
Adjourned to meet ngain at half past 1
i.awdi:nois iiaicui:ti' ai.i. r.muT,
Sir. Ilonth Siuh Ills rrlond Will Act
DuTitoiT, Micu., Apiil 15. Rdwln
Hooth said last night, in answer to tho
ttoiy that Lawrence Harrett had writ
ten to him of a relapso ot his malady
that would picvent his acting next
season: "Theie is no tuith whatever
in tbc rumor. All my icccnt letters
from Mr. Hai rett have been most cheer
ful in tone, both as regards his physi
cal condition nnd his outlook for noxt
season. In fact, his moro recent let
ters, nud his last one in paitlculnr,
dated Nice, which I received last week,
Is remarkably cheerful. 1 expect to
see him on Juno 1, and theie is no doubt
about his being able to act next
a sti.ajil'k r;oi:s to i'ikoks.
One of the .Set erest Knrthunko bliucka
Known to 1'iinitmii,
San FiiANcibco, Apiil 15. Tho
steamer San Juan, fiom Panama, ie
poits the scvciest carthquako shock
ever experienced on tho Isthmus slnco
1882. asoccuiingicccntly. Tho shock
lasted five seconds.
On February 12, Guatemalan advices
were thattho steamer Shakhaiah, bound
from San Jose, for Ilamburu', went to
pieces on the Rocks near Acajttlla. The
cargo, consisting of 10,000 sacks of cof
fee, valued nt $100,000, was lost.
(illinoro Defoutu Luvlne,
Hast Saginaw, Micir., April 15.
Last night, at tho armory in this city,
Hilly Lnvino nnd Harry Gllmoro fought
twelve rounds, Quccnsbcrry rules, with
two ciunco gloves, for 75 per cent, of
the eato receipts. Lavlnc appeared in
fine condition. Gllmoro, tho noted
light-weight, looked In good form. Oil
moie was declared tho wlunor on first
blood and nlnety-nlno clean hits, La
tino getting first knockdown and
ninety five clcnu hits.
Archer Kormnlly Itemoved,
Annapolis, Mil, April 15. Gov
ernor Jnckson has formally removed
Archer from office It Is expected that
his successor will boappplntcd tomorrow.
THE DISTRICT JUDGES.
EFFORTS IN CONGRESS TO RELIEVE
THE OVER-TAXED COURTS.
Itciiuhlk'iiiiH Would I.lko All tho New
I, u Interpreter to llo or Their
rally, but Doinocriitn Want a Vow
Work of Until Houses,
Tho Senate adopted n resolution call
ing on the Sccrctaiy of the Interior for
tho report of Jesso Spalding, Govern
ment Director of tho Pnclll1 Railways,
on the management of such rail
ways; also n resolution nuthori.l ig
thu select committco on tlio live civil
led Iudlati tilbcs to Investigate the
status of the negotiations in icgnrd to
tlio Chcrokco outlet, with power to send
for persons nnd nnpers and to visit the
Mr. Hawley gavo notice that ho would
hy to call Up tho World's Fair bill
The Montana election cases were
then cnlled up nnd Mr, Morgan ad
dressed the Senate.
It Is understood that the Republican
senators nave to day come to slay un
til the Montana case is disposed of.
Senator Gotman, who lias chargo of the
Democratic side, dcclaies that the
Senators on that shlo accept tho
challongo to a contest of
endurance nnd will do their best to de
feat the seating of the Republican con
testants. Mr. Morgan, who took tho
floor immediately thai the case was
called up, has a great capacity for pio
longed and continuous talk. The con
tesfwlll bo witnessed with much in
tciest. Iu the House.
The Naval Appropiiation bill was
called up, and tho Houso rejected the
amendment ot tho Committee of tho
Whole, striking out the clause providing
for the constiuctlon of the three coast
lino battle-ships by a vote of 101 to 132.
The bill was then passed.
The House then took up the bill to
increase tho number of United States
district judges by eighteen and to invest
nil district courts with tho powers the
circuit courts now enjoy.
Apropos of Ibis, It is said that tho
Democratic members of the Judiciary
Committco olTcred to support tho bill
provided the Republicans would so
amend it as to require tho appoint
ment of half tho judges from
each political party. Tlio Republicans
declined to proffer, the Democrats then
modified their proposition so that ten of
the new judges were to bo Republicans
nnd eight Democrats. The Republicans
said, In substance, "Oh, no, we'll piss
the bill without you nnd tnke nil the
District In CnncrcAH
. Tho House District Committee had a
met ting Ibis morning. Senate bill C00.2,
to piovlde for a peimaneut system of
highways in that part of tho Distiict
not included in Washington and
Georgetown, wns taken up" nnd dis
cussed dining tho cntiic meeting, but
no conclusion wns renched.
The bill was introduced in the Scn
ato by Mr. Hniris "by lequest." It
pioposes to continue tho Wnshlncton
City system ns nearly as practicable.
The stretib bo pioided-ro to "be
not less than ninety nor moro
than lOOftct wide, except" whcrcalrcady
otherwise established. Tho bill pro
vides a method for assessing damages,
one-third of which is to fall upon tho
property benefitted nnd two-thiids on
the public. To pay these sums the bill
entries nunppiopilatlon of $1,000,000,
one-half to como fiom the Distiict.
These latterprovislons ate the stumbling
blocks in tho way of tho Committee.
Some of them think the propcity bene
fitted by the opening of stiects "should
pay moic than one-lhiul of tho ex
penses pcihnps all of it.
A WAS1IINCTONIAN IN TltOUlM.U.
Confronted liy Ills AVllo Under Rutlier
An J.uurd Circumstances.
St. Louib, Mo., April 15. A morning
paper saj s some few days ago a gentle
mnn nud Indy engaged rooms at a fash
ionable boniding houso in this cl ty.
They gave their names as Funk K.
Wolff and wife of Washington, D. O.
Yesteidoy morning a lady ai lived at
Ihe boarding house nnd announced hci
sclf as the wife of Mi. Wolft. She con
fiontcd Wolff and his nllegcd wife nt
tho dinlng-ioom tablo and a stormy
Mr. Wolfl finally patched up a ticaty
of peace with his wife, and it is Sild
they have leturncd to Washington,
whero Mr. WoliT is engaged as a civil
engineer. Tho woman whom Wolft
intioduced as his wife is said to be a
dnMilng widow of Washington. Sho
has left for parts unknown. "
i x-si:NATon CABinitoN di:ulini:s.
Ilu Will Not bene :ih it Member or the
La Cnossn, Wis , April 15. U
Scuator Angus Cameron has forwaidcd
to Washington a declination Io serve as
atmember of tho Cheiokco Commission.
The reason is that he is too old a man
for tho hard work lcquiicd. lie had
supposed that tho business could bo
done at tho capital of tho Cheiokco
Natlou, hut he finds thero mo fifteen
tribes to be heated with, nnd tho com
mission must live nbout four months lu
STILL IlACiING l'lUUCL'I.Y.
The llottom of the Culm Uuulis of it
Colliery on Fire,
Ashland, 1'a., April 15. The flio
which was discovered yesterday In the
Culm Banks ot tho Rig Run Colliery is
still ruglng fieiccly this morning, but
as yet has not reached the mlno nnd tho
ofllcials are making surreys to ascertain
if the North Ashland Creek cau bo
tinned on the file to prevent Us spread
ing. The bottom of the bank is a
seething mass and it will lcqulre Hie
removal of many tons of culm before
the fire can bo reached.
i:i)iToit coudkin Aitni:sTi:i)
Ciuirceil With Criminal I.lliel b.i
I.nwjer l'eter Mitchell,
NnwYoitK, April 15. R. L. Cood
kln, the managing editor of tho Ueeniiig
1'ott, was nrrested to-day on a warrant
charging hlni with criminal libel on tho
comnlaint of Peter Mitchell, ft lawyer.
Ooodkin was arialgncd in court later
nnd gno frSOO ball to await examina
tion. A Clue to thu Mtmler,
Ilr.ANiioiii). Ont., Apiil 15. The
icgistcr of tho Commercial notel heio
furnishes a strong clue In tho Dlrchall
nun tier case. It contains the name of
V C. Bcnwell, and was supposed to
linvo been written by Rlrchall's victim.
An attempt will bo mado to Identify thu
the murdered man as tho ono who reg
isteicd ut the hotel.
SWIMIIMI nv tin: ni:ok.
Sulcldfil no Hint Ills Children Might
(Jet the Insurnnto,
St. Louis, Mo., April 15. A polico
officer found tho body of n man swing
ing by the neck in O'Fnllon Park ves
tirdny morning. It wns afterward
Identified ns that of Henry Horde, an
old engineer, who hnd been but of work
foi about fivo months. He was a mem
bcr of Lincoln Lodge, Knights of
Honor, In which ills life was insured
It transpired nt tlio Inquest that
Horck hnd committed suicide In order
thnt his chlldicn might rccclvo tha
$3,000 insurance on ids life. Ho was
afraid Hint if he llcd much longer ho
would bo unable to keep up with his
assessments, lie, therefore, to save his
(hildicn fiom stnivnllon, commuted
iium.v i'ois Tin: nort
llo Kills Tiro Miinkcd Ku-Kliix
Whipping Illi I'lither.
DoNiriiAN, Mo., April 15. Two of
n gang of four masked Ivu-Klux, who
xlsltcd the residence of an old man
named Holland, living on tho Flkc
place, nineteen miles southwest of hcic,
last Saturday night for the purpo'.o of
whinplnc him, were killed by Hol
land's M-ycnr-old son. They were
idrnlificd ns Rd. Gillnin, r., son of a
well-to do Dinner, nnd Alexander Gate
wood, who bore rather a bad reputa
tion. About six months ngo Holland,
who had been outspoken In his de
nunciations of tlio ICu Klux-, was tnken
from ids bed nnd whipped In n most
AN IMMENSE COAL FIICi:.
Nearly Tiro Hundred Bleu 1 urovt n Out
Caiiiiokiiali:, Pa,, Apiil 15. The
immense coal pockets nt Honcsdalc,
owned by the Delaware k, Hudson
Canal Company, were destroyed yester
day by fire, together with twcnty-tlvo
loaded cars and two thousand tons of
coal in the shuts. Tho pockets wcro
about nino hundred feet long. Nearly
two hundred men nic thrown out of
employment by the burning of the
pockets. The file is believed to be tho
work of Inccndlailes. Tho fire Is still
burning. Tho loss is estimated at $','j0,
000, nnd is made good by the company's
plan of self-Insurance.
Knclncer nml riremnn futility Injured
Nnrrnir ltiipo or I'annencorn,
Tuoi, N. Y., Apiil 15. Late last
night passenger train No. 31 on the
Fltebbuig road, whilo moving nt the
rate of thiily miles nn hour, ran into a
height car near Rotterdam, derailing
the cueine, baggage-car and sleepoi.
Huginecr Hillinss and Fireman Roher
baclc weio crushed, probably fatally.
So far as has been learned all of the
pasfengeis escaped with a severe
shaking up. A wiccking train fiom
Mechnnlcsvillo has been sent to Hie
scene. The loss to tho talliond com
pany will bo heavy.
a $:, 000,000 SUIT.
Dl'il-hm AKiiIntt n Cluliii for Infrluce
lnetit of l'iit.nt.
" Chicago, AriffBrtricfflirof'
the Montgomery Palace Stock Car
Company to lccovcr 3.000,000 from
the Sheet Stable Car Line for nllcged
infiingement of patents for stable cms,
Judge Hlodgutt yesterday decided
against the claim, holding Hint the
patents Involved expiied several years
befoie IheMontsomeiy Company began
its suits there, he had no jurisdiction.
A dcmiuici by Street's Stable Cm Line
to the Montgomery Company's bill was
sustained nud the bill was dismissed.
riNANCIAL AND COMJIKKCIAL.
New Vork Stock.
Tlio follow lug nro tlio prices of tho Now
York nud Chicago markets ns renorted by
Bpcclii w lrc to C. T. Ilavcnner it (jo., ltoom
ii Atlantic minuinc:
btocks. Open 2 !0 stocks. Open
unicago uas -iii tug orui west ..ill
Uan. fcoiuli. r
Inll.cnu lei its its
1!., L. ti W.131! o7
r.rle 2-1 J 'MS
Jcitey C'in..H91 120
I., k N Ml Wl
L. S 107 07i
y. m. s. a... -loi
K. t W. PL 218
(J, 1! I A, Pac OOi
Mo. l'ac U
31 Vnlon l'ac..
12 W. Union...
N.Y.A X. U,
N. Y. Ccn..
101 -U1J Mrolcum...
ui ;u a ten kt tod. as
7tt 132 Cht. .B.&Q. 1031 103 1
Tho Clilcuco Market.
Open Cloie romc. Open
V, HEAT .
uny ::; -w
. Ln 12
. 12 00
WiisIilnKton Stock Kxrhunse,
Snles Itegular Call 12 o'clock in.
Columbia National Hank, 10 at lfc2J.
U. S. Electric Light, 10 at 114. Cliesa
pcalxO nml Potomac Telephone, 10 nt bO, 10
at SO; 8 at fcO. American Utaphophonc, 10
at 13j; 10 nt 13J; no at 13j. American
Security unil Trust Company, 20 at 401.
23 nt 40J; 20 nt 10J; 23 nt 40j.
Miscellaneous llonila U. 8. Electric
Lights 1st, 0's, 100, U. S. Klcclrlc Lteht
20,0'8, 1135, W. & G- It. K. 10-40 Li's,
U'lO-'SS, 1053; V. fc O Convertible, 0's,
ITS; Masonic Hall Ass'n, 5's, C 1S03, 103,
Wash. Market Co., 1st Mort., 0's, 110;
Wnsh. Market Co., Imp., 0', lib; Inl'd A
Bcaboaril Co., 0's, C 18117, ; Wnsh. I.t.
Infantry, 1st, 0's, 1004 104; Wash. IX In
fantry, 2il, 7's, 1004, 101; Wnsh. Gas Light
Co., Scr. A, 0's, 120; Wash. Gas Ught Co.,
tfer. II, 0's. 121; Hygienic leo Company, 1st
Mort., Cs, 102i.
National Hank Stocks Hank of "Wash
ington, 450; Bank of Itcpubllc, 2S0; Metro
politan, 20!; Central, 2s0, Second, 1S4;
Farmers ami Mechanics', lS; Citizens',
1(0; Columbia, 1M), Capital, liy; West
Itntlroail Stocks Washington anil
Georgetown, 2771; Metropolitan, 100; Co
lumliia, 70; Capitol anil North O Street,
CS; KcMngton ami Soldier's Homo, 09;
Georgetown and Tcuualrytowu, 40; Hrlght
Insurnnce Stocks Firemen's, 44; Frank
lin, 58; Metropolitan, b3, National Union,
EOi; Arlington, 183, Corcoran, 0!1; Colum
bia, 18J; German-American, lbO; l'otomac,
bS; ltlggs,SJ; People's ft).
Title Insurance. Stocki Ken! Estate
Title, 121; Columbia Title, Oj; Washington
lias and Klectrlc Light stocus Washing
ton Gns, 44; Georgetown Gas, 10: U. S,
Electric Light, 112.
Telephone Stocks Pennsylvania, 2.1;
Chesapeake aud Potomac, S5; American
Miscellaneous blocks. Washington Mar
ket Co., 18; Washington Brick Machine
Co., JlbO, Great Falls leo Co., 212; Bull
Kim Panorama Co., 381, National Safo De
posit, 230, Washington Safe Deposit, 180;
Washington Loan and Trust Co., 3j; Na
tional T) pographle, 80, Mergenthalor, '0;
rncumstlc Guu Carriage, J, Wash, Loan
and Trust Co., , American Security and
Trust Co.. 40J: Lincoln Hal), SO. Hygfeula
DEATH OF MATT. HARRIS
PARNELL LOSES AN ABLE AND
Uluilstnno nnd Hid I'nrty In lull An
cord with tlio I rind nicmhnn nn
the T.nnd I'urchnse 11111 Tlio (Irnnl
Dulio Cnnalnnttnovltih Arrosted,
London, April 15. In the death of
Mr. Matthew Harris, Member of Par
liament for I'.ast Ga'.way, Mr, Pnrnull
loses nn able lieutenant, and Iho
National party In tho House Isdepilved
of the services of n ready and forcefut
debator and a man of resources at it
critical juncture. Morcocr, ho was u
man who commanded the respect of ids
political opponents and possessed the
cntlro confidence or his constituents,
most of whom under n less discreet
leader would on repealed occasions havo
compromised the Irish parly by Indul
gence In the very nets of violence of
which Mr. Harris so often contended In
Hie House that they weio Incapable. In
the selection of his successor It will bo
difilcult to find a man possessing In so
gicat n degree ns he did tho qualities of
leadership neccssnry to the represent.!
live of so peculiar a constituency ns
Hint of Last Gal way.
Tho conference of Mr. Purnelt nnd
Mr. Glndstono on the subject of the
former's proposed motion thnt the Gov
crnment's Irish Land Purchase bill will
be rejected, indicates that tho Liberal
party is in full accord with the spirit
of the motion, and also leaves 11 to be
taken for granted that Mr. Gladstone,
as well ns Mr. Parncll, will take part
In the debate which tlio motion will
raise. Of course the motion will be re
jeeted and the division will present
the most accurate test of the Govern
ment's parliamentary sticngth on Irish
legislation Uiat lias yet uecn bad tuls
The icporled arrest of the Grand
the revolutionary movements now on
foot In Russia Is not received with gen
cral credulity, presumably because of
the questionable character of Hie re
ports which usually come from Russia
through Roumanian channels. It i
known, however, that n large number
of nobles of lower and military officers
of higher grade tban the Grand Duke
have been under surveillance for some
time past In consequence of Hie suspi
cion that they were cither implicated In
or cognizant of plots against the Gov
ernment, and this knowledge leads a
few persons to believe that the rcpoitU
The lofty contempt with which Mr.
Stanley dismisses the statement con
cerning his relations with Kmin by
HerrRelchnrd has still further incenseel
the Germans, who contend that his
failure to promptly nnd explicitly deny
tho allegations Is addlllonnl proof of
tlielr irutli. '1 lie attilude assumed by
Mr. Stanley is certainly unfortunate,
because the statements nro uot made by
Reichaul alone, but by others whoso
assertions aic entitled to quite ns serious
consideration as his own, nnd under
any ciicumstauces to a courteous denial
The llenil or the World's Largest Sllll
... Wuilta Arrested. . j
UitAnroni), Lnu., Apul 13. A sen
sation has been caused hcic by tho ar
rest of Francis Stubbs, iho bead of tho
dyeing establishment of the Lister
Company, Limited, whoc silk work"
are said to be the largest In the world.
It Is nllcged that be has committed
frauds amounting lo thoimnds of
pouuds. It is c.pectcd Hint other nr,
lests will follow.
I'lilfely ."Mai l ill (. noils,
Lo.Mio.v, Apiil 15. A Mndiid dis
patch to the Daily JS'cirg says that Hie
pioposition for the lcpicssion of false
marks of origin on industilal pioduct
is opposed by tho Amciican delegates
to the Industilal Conference. A pro
posal to refuse admittance to falsely
marked goods was assented to by the
Clilirlil nml the NcivsiU)iir.
Ui:iili:s, April 10. The TagcMult
(Liberal) says that Chancellor vou
Cnpmi bas foi bidden the ministers
nnd other Gcimnu officials to com
municate ofihial Intelligence to the
newspapers. Information which it la
desirable to publish will appear in the
official journal, tho lleicltsanteiger.,
lUndrld in D.irknenn.
Mmiiiiu, April, lo. Forenoon Thus
far the effort lo control the fire, which
bioko out in the city gas works last
night has been unsuccessful, and Hie
file is still burning. As a consequence
Madrid villi bo in daikness to night, ns
Itwas last night.
Oermnn Culonlnl AlliUrx.
London, April 15 The coi respond
ent of the 1'tmcs at licilin denies the re
volt that Chancellor von Cnprlvl has
in course of piepaiation n memorandum
on colonial affairs which he will pre
sent to the Reichstag.
A Spandtlirift l'rlnce.
Yii:nn, Aptil 15. It has been found
necessary to place Prince Knrl of Tt.iutt
mausdorff under lcstraint. liy iccklcs
gambling on the tut f and by wildspecu
iation on tho Stock Lchauge tho Piince
has squandered laigo sums of money.
LlhcrnlH Will Help I'nrnell,
London, Apiil 15 The opposition
will be nlmost unanimous in support
of Mi. Parnell's motion to leject the
Iiish Land Purchnso bill.
KiiKliinil and the Labor Conference.
London, Apiil 15. The Daily Xew-i
understands that the results of the
labor conference iccently held at Berlin
will not be published by the UilltsH
Mx 'lhoueiind Carpenters on u strike.
Yilnnv, Apiil 15 Sl thousand
carpenters have shuck nt Gial. for
shorter hours anil nunc wages.
The , Inch Onera Cniuimm Wreilced.
Mvnoox, III, Apiil 15. The Juch
Opeia Company's special tialn of si
coaches, from St. Louis to Torre Ilmito.
was w recked In the "Big Four" arils
iu this city aud delayed two hours yes
terday. Nono of tho people weio In
j tiled. Tho eiiclne and first three Imc
gago cars of the train wero detailed by
a misplaced switch. Tho engineer and
fitciunu jumped and escaped uninjured.
$?n,((0 tor tho V. M. C. A,
Cincinnati, Ohio, Apiil 15. David
Siuton, n wealthy citizen, has given
95,000 to the building fund of tho
Young M en's Christian Association.
Local Weather Forecast,
z or the District of Columbia, Varw'ii -
n, (I lircima. an, tvQtei, twitluc ,. "'J