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22D YEAH NO. 0,780.
WASHINGTON, D. C. WEDNESDAY EVENING, APEIL 23, 1890.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
WHY not change your
boyV winter suit for one
that's more suitable to
the season and weather ? It
is almost cruel to keep him
in heavy clothing now when
you can get such stylish and
garments for such a SMALL
amount of MONEY at B.
ROBINSON & CO.'S, 909
Pa. ave. n. w.
You will want to get some
shirt waists also, and here
is the place to buy them.
Lots of pretty effects in
stripes, plaids, checks and
lancy figures, all colors and
combinations in Percales,
Linens, Flannel and Chev
iot. The BEST FITTING
shirt waists to be found any
where. All sizes. Proper
Now is the time the Boys
and Children need a lighter
outside garment. See the
stylish SPRING OVER
COATS and nobby light
weight REEFERS that we
have in almost ENDLESS
variety. All sizes and prices.
ROBINSON k CO
Dosigners of Boys' Clothing,
909 PA. AVE. N. W.
tiiiS ..iir.Acrc diamond gang."
Vacant llouso Despollers Sent to the
Officers Mattingly, Pearson and
Dailey have succeeded in npprehend
ing the "Black Diamond" gang on tho
Island, and six of tUera John Harris,
Gcorgo Carter, Richard Sanders, Isaac
Jones, Robert Johnson and Charles
Matthows, all colored were in tho
rolico Court dock this morning.
It has been ascertained that thoy en
tered twelve vacant houses in different
parts of tho city. They disposed of
their booty at Bomerville's, on
Thirteenth street, so thoy say.
Their depredations consisted principally
in tearing tho copper bottoms out of
bath-tubs, carrying off gas fixtures,
lead pipe, and everything else of that
nature. They would damage a house
to tho extent of several hundred dollars,
ond-recelve only a few paltry cents for
Tho boys constituting this crowd
average from 12 to 10 years of ago, and
Judge Miller held them all, with tho ex
ception of Matthows, for tho grand
jury, and added ono year in jail.
AN IMFOKTANT DECISION.
The Excursion-Gar Case Decided
Favor of iFensy,"
The Interstate Commerce Commission
to-doy decided tho complaint of tho
"Worcester Excursion Car Company
against tho Pennsylvania Rnllroal
Company, tho opinion being rcndcrol
by Commissioner Bragg.
The main question Involved in this
proceeding was where a railroad com
pany has furnished to tho public, by
an arrangement with ono car company,
a sufficient supply of sleeping and ox
curslon cars for all tho business on its
lines, wVcthcr it can bo compelled,
against ltd objection, to haul in Its passen
ger trains, oxcurBion cars belonging to
other privato car companies. Tho Com
mission decided it could not and dis
missed the petition.
Another ltnllroad Hearing,
The Commissioners to-day granted a
hearing to tho parties intorestcd in tho
proposed Incorporation of tho East and
West Washington Railroad Company.
The route proposod runs from tho now
Pennsylvania avonuo brldgo, through
tho eastern section of tho city and on
Bttcets not occupied by other roads, and
cpnnccts with tho Tennallytown Elec-
tile ioau. i uoro was quuo a largo del
egation present and a numbar speeches
wero mado. Tho Commissioners will
preparo a roport for transmission to
Congress within a few days.
Thomas Sweeny Fined.
Thomas J. Bweony, tho keeper of a
cigar storo and pool-room at No, 123
Jour-nnd-a-half street, southwest, stood
trial in tho Police Court this morning
on a combined charge of selling liquor
to minors and keeping an unlicensed
bar. Tho chargo of keeping an un
licensed bar was not sustained, but the
defendant was lined $10 for selling to
minors. The judgo said ho wished ho
could make it $500.
Naglo Hosting Easily.
Jeremiah Naglo, tho cmployo of tho
Bureau of Printing and Engraving who
mado such n desperato effort yesterday
morning to put an end to his llfo by
cutting his throat, is resting easily to
dav at Providence Hospital, and tho
prospects of his early recovery aro en
couraging. Ho feels penitent over the
rash act, and says that ho has no scnsl
bio conception as to what over induced
him to do it.
- - WJ-lMigiitisiiniiti)tfiiih nrniiiinrn'ainiViii.i. hmsmi immftmtiAk tiMmriknniiiim
EMULATING MR. REED.
EFFORTS TO FACILITATE THE BUSI
NESS OF THE SENATE.
Considering the I,., E. and J. Hill
Clerks for Senators Kolatlvo Mor
lis or Ilotli Turtles Concerning
In the Scnato to-day Mr. Chandler
offered a resolution to adopt as a stand
ing rule of tho Scnato ft now rule pro
viding that debate on any bill or reso
lution shall not conttmio moro than six
days. If a quorum shall refuse or fail
to vote, tho Presiding Olllccr, at
the request of any Senator, shall cubo
to bo entered upon tho journal the
names of all Senators present ami not
voting; and such Senators shall bo
deemed and taken ns in attendance and
present as n part of n quorum, and
declaration of tho result of the vote
shall bo made accordingly.
In reply to a question by Mr. Eustis,
Mr. Chandler stated that tho resolution
was his own and not dictated by a cau
cus. Tho resolution was referred to tho
Gommlltco on Rules.
On motion of Mr. Hoar tho pondlns
motion for reconsideration of tho vote,
passing tho bill to amend the charter of
thoEcklngton and Soldiers' Homo Rail
road Company, was laid on tho table,
and a conference ordered on tho dis
agreeing votes between tun two Houses.
This allows tho company to run its
tracks along Now York avenue and
Fifth street to G, along G to Fifth, tor-
minuting opposite tho Treasury.
Mr. Reagan then addressed tho Sen
ate on his bill to repeal all laws provid
ing for tho retiring of officers of tho
Army, Navy, Marino Corps and of tho
In the llouso.
In tho House Mr. Harmcr presented
a memorial of tho Manufacturers' Club
of Philadelphia, representing many
millions of capital invested in American
industries and many thousands of work
men earning American wages, in favor
of prompt action on tariff legislation
which shall check tho importation of
articles produced by our own people.
Tho House then went into Com
mittee of tho Whole, with Mr. Payson
in tne cnatr, on mo .Legislative, iskccu
tivoand Judicial bill, the pending ques
tion being on tho motion of MrT Dun
ncll to strlko out the clause providing
cltiks for Senators.
Mr. Sayeis of Texas quoted statistics
to show that tho increase of officers
and salaries which the Democratic
llouso of the Fiftieth Congress hud
bem charged with being responsible
for, had not been mulo by the Homo,
but bad been placed upon the appropri
ation bills by a Republican Senate, and
the llouso bad been compelled to
iu qutescc In order to save the bills,
Mr, Cannon said thatafter the Demn
( ralic House hud refused to carry out
tho lccommendatlon of n Democratic
President, Democratic Representatives
would go to the Republican Scnato and
havo amendments put on there which
they had not the courage to propose In
Mr. Breckinrldgo of Kentucky hoped
that tho motion would Drovall." If tho
clause were to be in tho bill it should be
at Iho request of tho Senate, ne thought
the llouso was yielding too much to tho
Senate, anyway, and cited tho tariff
legislation of tho Forty-Seventh Con
cress as evidence. He said that the
House at this session had passed tho
District Appropriation bill so hastily
that tho people of tho District wero not
hcard'and hnd to appeal to tho Senate
to bo heard with reference to It. This
was a virtual abdication of the power
of tho House to originate appropriation
Mr. Butterworth said tho estimates
for Senatorial clerks had como in in
tho usual way and had been acted
upon in tho usual way by the Com
mittee on Appropriations. If tho Sen
ators wanted clerks, let them have
them. Representatives ought also to
havo clerks. Nino out of ten mombors
wanted to havo cleiks and would
havo them if it were not for a yea and
nay vote. Nino out of every ten were
wild to get clerks, but when tho yeas
and nays wero called they went on dress
pnrado and voted against tho proposi
tion. Laughter and applause.
If ho (Butterworth) had a clerk ho
would bo worth 10,000 a year moro to
his constituents, becauso he would not
havo to go tramp, tramp, tramp from
Department to Department doing all
things on earth except tho business ho
was sent hero to do.
Messrs. Kerr and Holman, of course,
opposed tho proposition to give clerks to
Messrs Cutchcon and Allen of Michi
gan favored it, bellovlng It would be of
benefit to all constituencies.
The motion to stilko out was lost, 85
Concerning Committee Appointments,
Tl o Pennsylvania Intlucnco is being
used to havo Mr. Mutchler, Representa
tive from tho Eighth Pennsylvania Dis
trict, placed upon tho llouso Appro
priations Committee, vice tho late
Samuel J. Randall. Mr. Mutchler
Is already a member of thrco commit
teesCoinage, Weights and Measures,
Labor, and Private Land Claims. Of
course ho would havo to glvo up ono or
moro of these, which ho would do cheer
fully to get tho promotion.
Ills chief rival, or rather tho man
Mr. Mutchler's friends fear tho most, Is
Mr. Outhwaito of Ohio. Ho is on two
committees, Elections and Expendi
tures in tho Treasury Department. Ho
would willingly glvo theso up to go on
Mr. Breckinrldgo says ho thinks Mr.
Mills will be put on tho Commlttoo on
Rules In placo of tho lato Mr, Randall,
becauso Mr. Mills was a member of that
commlttco in tho last Congress.
Tho iItecord" Itecords an Error,
A singular error occurred In tho
Congressional Record's report of tho
proceedings of tho Senato of last Satur
day. That always ublo, sometimes
amusing aud usually accurato journal
had this paragraph:
"Mr. Morrill I am directed by tho
Commmittco on Public Buildings and
Grounds to movo that tho bill (II, R ,
407) to amend section 25 of tho act of
March a, 1879, entitled, 'An act making
appioprlatlons tor the service ot tuo
postoffico for tho fiscal year ending
Juno 30, 1880, nnd for other purposes,'
bo recommitted to tho Commlttco on
Public Buildings and Grounds.
"Tho motion was agreed to."
Thus tho Record. Now tho bill
which was recommitted on Mr. Mor
rill's motion was tho bill introduced in
tho House by Mr. Millikcn, chairman
of tho llouso Committee on Public
Buildings aud Grounds, and which
passed Iho llouso. It was llouso bill
407, as tbo llecord states, but the tltlo
was totally different from tho ono quoted
in that enterprising morning journal.
II. R. 407 Is a bill to authorlzo tho ac-
quislllon of certain parcels of real
cstato embraced in square numbered
880 of tho city of Woshlngton. to uro
vldo an eligible slto for a City Post
office. Oddly enough this crass error has not
been corrected nsyet.
Aimed nt the T.ottorlos and Fapors,
Tho bill Introduced in tho llouso
yesterday by Mr. Mooro of Now Hamp
shire to prohibit tho advertising of lot
teries in tho District, provide that it
shall not bo lawful within tho District
of Columbia for any person to advertlso
or publish an advertisement of
miy lottery scheme, or any
other schemo or game of chance,
or for tho salo of any lottery ticket or
tickets, qr any interest ther'oln, or tho
sale of any ticket or tickets In any other
tchemo or enmo of chance, or any in-ti'rcf-t
therein, In any newspaper, circu
lar, hand-bill or poster or In any other
Section 2. That any person violating
any provision of tho foregoing section
shall bo prosecuted therefore in tho
Police Court of said District, and if
found guilty shall bo fined in any
sum not cxcccdlnc $D00, or be impris
oned in tho jail of said District for a
period not exceeding six months, or
both so fined and Imprisoned, in tho
discretion of tho Court.
It is understood that tho House Com
mittee on Territories has about agreed
to report favorably a bill to admit Now
Mexico and Utah as States, with a dis
qualifying clauso as to Mormons.
Tho Commlttco on Claims to-day
mado a favorablo report on tho bill for
the relief of Dr. Mary Walker, substi
tuting $2,000 In lieu of $10,000.
Mr. Faulkner introduced in tho Sen
ate to-day a bill to authorize the Pros
pect Dill Cemetery to sell all Its land
west of tho cost lino of North Capitol
street extonded through tho grounds of
tho cemetery, tho proceods to bo used
for tho Improvement of tho comctery.
Tho House Commlttco on Agriculture
to day authorized a favorablo report on
Senator Edmunds' bill providing for an
Inspection of meats.
Tho conferenco of tho joint commit
tees of tho Republican Scnato nnd
Houso caucuses to decide on a silver
bill was in session to-day, but
fulled to nerco on a moas
ure. Tho majority appeared to
favor the Houso bill, issuing certificates
on silver bullion and giving tho Secre
tary of tho Treasury discretion as to re
deeming them in lawful moucy or sil
It. & P. UAIEKOAD.
The Dill to Remove Its Trades
furred to tho Commissioners.
The House District Commutes yester
day referred tho Burton blll.(ll. R. 8003),
to define the routes ot steam railroads
in Iho District, but which relates alone
to the Baltlmoro and Potomac Road,
back to tho District Commissioners
to report upon tho probable cost
of corrylng out the provisions of
tho bill and tho engineering
dlfflcultks likely to bo encountered.
The bill had been leferrcd to tho Com
missioners before and thoy had returned
It with a favorablo recommendation. It
was ngrccablo to tho Board of Trado
and acceptable to the citizens of south
east Washington. In fact everybody
seemed satisfied with it except tho Balti
more and Potomac road.
Tho bill provides that after January
1, 1801, tho road shall enter tho city
from the north and oast along tho
noithcrn shore of tho Eastern Branch
at a point between L and M streets
south, thence westwardly with a double
track on and under K street south, Canal
street and Virginia avenue, to a pas
senger station south of the intersection
of Virginia and Maryland avenues, and
thenco westwardly along and over
Maryland avenue to tho Long Bridge.
Tho entlro route of the road, when at
the street grade or in open cut, shall bo
inclosed Dy an iron tenco or railing
upon a stone parapet, with an entranco
therein at each street crossing or inter
section, protected by guard-gates and
by a watchman to bo employed by said
company; and suitublo bridges shall
bo constructed, at tho cost of the
company, over the tracks of tho road at
the intersection of Four-and-a-half,
Sixth, Seventh, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh
and Twelfth streets with tho said routoj
that after passing Delaware avenuo, In
their course westwardly, the tracks
shall bo depressed below the adjacent
Tho engineers of tho company
claimed that tho cost of doing this
would be great and that tho plan in
volves great engineering diffi
culties. Tho Commissioners had
not considered this phaso of tho
matter, and, of course, had made no
report upon it. To obtain this tho bill,
was returned to them. To mako accu
rate estimates will entail much clorlcal
labor and technical skill.
This bill removes tho B. & P. depot
to tho intersection of Virginia and
Maryland avenues, and tho freight
vnrds to the squares east of Third street
west and south of Us tracks abutting
upon tho lino of tho mad.
When tho bill will be returned to tho
Houso District Committee cannot bo
GOING TO AKICANSAS.
Tho Trouble of the Journey Has De
cun for Mr. Ilorcen.
Representative Bergeu of Now
Jersey, n member of the Houso special
commlttco, which left for Arkansas
yesterday to investigate tho killing of
tho lato Colonel John M. Clayton of
that State, who was contesting the seat
in tho Houso now occupied by the
Hon. O. R. Breckinridge, was sur
rounded bv a croup of sympathizing
and condoling Republican friends yes
terday morning. Speaker Reed re
marked that it was sweet to dio for
ono's country and Major Ben Buttor
worth and others, extended a fow simi
lar blood-curling speeches of sympathy.
They agreed unanimously that in tho
event tho Sand Spaniard statesman
succumbed to nnv of tho Ku-KIux or
White Cop methods, they would seo
that proper and eloquent eulogies and
many of them should bo pronouueed.
About this time a gentlemanly-appearing
man stepped up to Mr. Bergen nnd
expressed a dcslro to speak to him.
Mr. Bergen assented. Tho young man
handed tho statesman a card, which
disclosed Iho fact that ho represented a
life Insurance company. With an in
sinuating biuilo ho said to Mr. llergcn:
"I learn, sir, thai you aro about to
start upon a daugerous journey. I
havo called, thinking you might wish
to Increase your llfo insurance,"
Mr. Bergen looked at tho young man
a moment ami incontinently ilea.
Hulllvun's License Granted.
Tho Commissioners havo reconsidered
the application of John D. Sullivan, 201
Mnt-BHchusctts avenue, for a retail
liquor license, and to-day It wa al
THE LABOR SITUATION.
BRIGHTER OUTLOOK FOR THE
WORKINGMEN IN NEW YORK.
Employers Mar Accede to Their De
mands Tim Threatened Htrllco on
tho Now York Central Chicago
Drlckmukers Go Out,
New York, April 23. Tho commit
tee appointed by thu United Brother
hood of Carpenters nnd Joiners nnd
tho Amalgamated Socictv of Carpenters
and Joiners called upon several boss
"Wo wero received vciy pleasantly
oud 1 ad long talks with several of the
employers," said ono of tho member.?
of iho committee, "but wo havo no
idea what tho employers will do upon
the eight-hour question. They did not
soy anything that would glvo us a hint.
"That wo get tho consideration wo do
from tho employers speaks well for ouV
success, however. I am satisfied that if
employers can possibly accedo to oui
demands thoy will do so. If It li
shown that tho unions will not recede
fiom their position It is moro than
likely that a compromise may be
effected whereby the carpenters will bji
paid by tho hour."
Tho Sim this morning savs local as
semblies of tho Knights of Labor aloni
tho lino of tho Now York Central RallJ
road havo been talking for moro than a
week of striking becauso of grievances
against Theodoro Voorhccs, the general
superintendent. Tho officials of the
road havo uniformly denied that there
was any cause for a strike, or anv ex
pectation of it, but tho leaders of the
local assemblies keep on talking strike
nil tho same. Tho employes who
arc enrolled In these assemblies on this:
end of the lino aro mostly switchmen
and train hands, with, It Is said, a foiv
firemen. Tho latest of these assemblies
to movo In tho matter Is Local Assem
bly G925, whoso members ure employed
at the Grand Central Station here. Ac
cording to its officers tho assembly lasi
Sunday voted substantially to demand
the dismissal of Supcilntendcnt Voor.
hecs and declared their intention, and
that of other employes, to begin a gen
eral strike, unless their demand wa&
A statement of grievances drawn up
at this meeting asserts that Suporln
tendent Voorhees has systematically
reduced tho working forco of the road
and thereby crippled Its efficiency and
done great-injustice in many individual
cases. They cite ono Instance where,
early in April. Mr. Voorhccs ordered
thedischargo of a flagman named Cos
grove, who for a long timo has been
stationed in a rock cut near Garrison's
Point. At 4 o'clock tho next morning
a rock weighing twcnly-fivo tons fed
into tho cut upon the tracks. Cosgrovo
roused his wife and sent her in her night
(lollies to uarnson s to warn the ox
picss train, which was about due, whllo
he himself started in tho opposite direct
tion to stop a freight train. Ho did no(
Eiiccccd In stopping tho freight, and n
vneck of fifteen cars was the result.'
His wifo stopped tho express train, howi
ever. General Manager Touccy sent
Mrs. Cosgrove a check for 100 and ro
lustated her husband for life.
The men declare that Voorhees has
reduced tho running force- botfajeti
New York and Buffalo moro than 400
men. Tho number of flagmen, they
say, has been reduced one-third.
President Depcw says the reductions
aie only those mado every spring nnd
.that Mr. Voorhees is only carrying out
tho orders of his superiors.
The officials at tho Grand Central
depot this morning stated that so far
tlieio was no strike ot tlio employes on
the New York Central Railroad In this
city. They expressed themselves ns
confident that there would bo no
tioublo between tho railroad company
and the men, aud said that if thcro wero
any differences existing between them
they would bo amicably settled before
lesort was had to a strike.
Chicago, April 23. All tho brick
makers in tho northern and northwest
ern yards, to tho number of somo 1,200,
went out on strlko yesterday. A meet
ins was held on Sunday, at which it
was determined to demand that 7,000
bricks should constituto a day's work
Instead of 8,000 as heretofore, and that
the pay, which ranges from $2 to $2,50
per day, should be tho same.
A DISASTROUS HEAZC.
Lmco and Valuuhlo Itiislnoss Uouses
Destroyed at Kochestor,
Rochester, N. Y , April 23. Firo
was discovered in tho Wagner block,
on St. Paul street, at 2:30 o'clock this
morning, nnd nn hour later the south
end of tho block was in ruins. Tho
the spread across tho street, nnd tlio
Hnbn block and tho new Osborne
Houso caught firo simultaneously, but,
by good work of tho firo department,
the flames were prevented fromdoing
much damage on that- sldo of
the street. Tho total los is
istlmatcd nt 170.000, distributed a
follows: Wnguer building, owned by
John G. Wngncr, $50,000; Weaver,
Thomas & Kirk, shoo manufacturers,
$80,000; L. B. Eddy, coffees, tons and
spices, $8,000; Langelow, Fowler& Co.,
furnlturo manufacturers, 25,000; J.
W. Naylor, shoo manufacturer, $1,000;
E. E. Almy, New Osborne House,
$2,000; John Ilahn, $2,000.
Destroyed by Fire,
Bauabo, Wis., April 23. Tho large
carpenter shop and shops of the brldgo
nnd building department of tho Madt
bon division of tho Northwestern Rail
way Company, besides other smaller
buildings, wero totally consumed by flro
last night. Tho building contained ma
terial of considerable valuo, besides tho
workmen's tools, which aro considered
a great loss. Rlngllng & Bros.' circus
cars wero also damaged to somo extent.
An Hustler Durned to Death,
Ithaca, N. Y Apill 23. Dr. W. C.
Gallagher's stables at Slatcrvlllo, this
county, wero burned at 11 o'clock last
night. Loss, $0,000. Egbort William
sou, nn hostler, whllo nttemptintr to
savo tho threo horses, was ovcrcomo by
tho smoko and burned to death before
aid could icacli htm.
The .il'ost" I.lhel Caso.
New Youk, April 23. Editor Ed
win L. Godkln of tho livening 1'oH
waived further examination on tho first
rh urge of libel profcrrcd by Bernard F.
Martin against him and was released
on $500 bail for trial at Jefferson
Maiket Police Court this morning.
Tho Aunudoned Trip,
Secretary Blaluo yesterday sent an
apologetic letter to tho Southern cities
lhat wero to bo visited by tho Pau
Americans on tho abaudoned trip, To
day ho received several roplies practi
cally accepting his apology,
lltl'.lll.Alm 11AID A COUNTY'.
Numerous t'omplntiils from Towns In
the Wyoming Valley,
Pittm-on, Pa , April 23. A formid
able gimg of burglais are operating tho
Wyoming Valley. For several weeks
pnst attempts at housebreaking have
bun mndc In a number of tho adjoin
ing town and excitement has reached n
high pitch. Last Sunday night Wil
liams' ait store, on Main street, Ply
mouth, was selected as a placo of attack.
Tl ere was known to bo n largo sum or
monoy In tho store. Tlio burglar, thico
In number, effected nn entrance, btr
wuo met by the proprietor, who slept.
In the rear of tho storo, and put to
lllfeht. A fow moments later the gro
ctiy store of C. 1. Boyle was broken
opin, but Owen Jones, who chance!
aloig, frustrated tbo design by oinoty
ing his revolver at the marauders,
Monday evening tho home of ex
Postmaster J. II. Shifter, in West
Plltston, was entered. Tho barking of
a dog aroused tho family and scared tho
intruders away, Tho samo ovcnlng
the offico of Dr. Mayer of Wllkesbarro
was moiestcu, as was also tne rcsiucnco
of tho McClintocks, and nt 1 o'clock
an entranco was effected into tho houso
of City Engineer Ingham on River
street. Tho approach of Night Watch
man Bauer foiled this attempt and led
to tho arrest of two of tho gang, who
wero found equipped with all tho par
aphernalia of professional crooks. They
refused to givo their names.
But the most daring attempt at burg
lary wns made on Main street, Plltston,
about 3 o'clock yesterday morning,
when ono of tho gang forced open tho
confectionery and fruit stand belonging
to Joo Sardonl, and was engaged in
rummaging tho cash drawer when Offi
cer Weathers appeared. Tho burglar
lied, with Weathers in pursuit. When
down near Keystono Hall tho former
turned nnd mado a vicious onslaught
upon tho officer, compelling him to
await reinforcements. Tho crook was
finally landed In the lock-up, but de
clines to glvo his name. Tho headquar
ters of the gang nro believed to bo in
Plymouth, with ramifications through
out tho entire valley.
JEKSEY KEFDHE1CANS CONFCSED.
Tho llouso Appoints a Committee to
Uunt Up Election Frauds.
Tkenton, April 23. Tho Republi
cans wero thrown into confusion yes
terday by Fred Marsh, tho bright young
Democratic lender of the majority in
the House of Assembly, Introducing a
resolution, which was adopted, that a
6peclal committee of five members be
appointed by the Speaker, who shall lm
midlatclv enter upon an Investluallon
and Inquiry into all violations of the elec
tion luws 'of the State of New Jersey,
for tbo purpose of preventing such vio
lations in the future and punishing thoao
guilty thereof in the past.
Tho lcsolutlon is understood to bu
aimed at Camden county and other
Republican strongholds, where the
Democrats claim to have received in
telligence of gioss election fraud al
most equal to those discovered In Hud
county. After many efforts on tho part
of the Republicans to kill the resolution
it passed by a party vote of 25 to 15.
Immediately after Its passage Speaker
Ileppenhelmer appointed the following
commlttco: Marsh, Katsch, Mullone,
Norris and Ward. The latter two arc
RepiibJjcans.jThe committee will begin
their work lit oilic.
TERRIFIC I10II.UK EXPLOSION.
Scleral VFoiliIncinen Killed nud In
jured Their Names.
Newcastle, Pa., April 23. Three
men wero Instantly killed and six others
badly injured by an explosion early
this morning at tho iKtna mills. Two
of those injured will probably dio. The
explosion was caused by tho collapse of
the Hue end of a big holler. The ex
plosion was tenific and the escaping
steam scorched overything for somo
distance around. Tho killed arc:
George Kllngcnsmlth, John Welsh and
Injured, "Barney 'Regan, badly
scalded: Lawrence Flynn, scalded;
Joseph Round, arm broken and
bruised; L. Shlfnocker, scalded and
badly Injured by flying debris; Andrew
Myers, scalded, and John Myers
severely burned. Murphy's body was
found in tho fly wheel pit, wliero it had
been hurled and ground to atoms.
WRECKER- DY FOWDEE.
A Mlrhlcan Mill ltlown Up nnd One
MAnqnnTTn, Mich., April 23. Tho
Anthony Powder Company's mill, ono
and n-hnlf miles southwest of Ncau
nee, blowup at 7:15 o'clock last even
ing. Twenty minutes later a second
explosion occurred, supposed o bo ono
of the storage houses. As no ono was
nt iho works but tho watchiflan, ho is
the only ono killed. Tho cause is at
tiibutcd to a defectivo boiler and it
plead to tho explosive matciial In tho
stoiehouses. Thu total amount of the
wicck is uncertain, becauso peoplo will
not approach the spot, fearing other
explosions. Tho shocks shattered the
glass along Iron street In Negaunee, and
wns plainly felt in Marquette, over
twelvo -miles distant.
Lecturer Stoddard's Voyage.
New Youk, April 23. Among the
passengers on tho steamer Saalo of the
North German Lloyd Line, which sailed
from Now York to-day, was tho popu
lar lecturer, John L, Stoddard. Mr.
Stoddard has gono to Euiopo to sccuro
material for his forthcoming now series
of lectures. He will go directly to
Vienna, tho proud capital of Austria,
visit tho vllfago of Oberammergau to
witness the "Passion Play" and then
proceed duo north to the land of the
midnight sun, via Denmark, Sweden
ami Norway, returning homo in timo
to begin his season's wmk on October 1.
Itenalec Citizens Organizing,
Readiko, April 23. Owing to tho
many recent charges mado against of
ficials in this city and county a move
ment is on foot to organize ncltl.ens'
commlttco, whoso duty it shall be to
bilng political offenders to trial and
conviction. Many of tho best business
men In tho city and countyare Inter
ested In tho movement.
The Election Expenses Act l'nssed,
Alhany, N.Y., April 23. Tho Sonato
Inst night passed tho bill recommended
by the Governor to rcqulro party agents,
committees, etc. to lllo statements of
election oxnenscs. Tho Assembly or
dered tho Syracuse Skoucatelcs Lako
water bill to third reading, also tho
Woman's Municipal Suffrngo bill. Tho
bill to tax mortgages was defeated,
i - . -
MUslng Student Everett.
Chicago, April 23. J. T. Everett,
father of Ycruon Everett, tho missing
medical student, telegraphed the Chi
cago pollco yesterday that his son had
been seen nt Trenton, Mo., about a week
ago ou hla woy to Kansas City.
va tsi. i&ft'&jfc.iA
THE RECORD OF GRIM 13.
NEWS OF THE WORK OFEVIL-DOERS
DROUGHT BY THE WIRES.
Desperate Attempt to Ditch a Train
Stjclcrliiiis Cnso on tho Chicago
l.lllio Front A Murderer Disposed
of Killed With a Hlcdge Hammer
Catjettmiuiici, Kv., April 23.
Fiauk Phillips was killed Saturday on
l'tt;r Creek by Colonel W. S. Smith,
f rmerly of the Confedotnto army.
1'hllllps hnd previously met Smith and
threatened to kill him because he soul
his (Phillips) father to prison during tho
war, causing ine lather s ucain. biniiu
piisiradcil Phillips that this wits nol
line, and Phillips went away. A few
boms later, however, Phillip went to
Smith's homo and shot hlmashe lay
nlcd, lnlllcilni! a slight wound. Ho
supposed ha had killed him and left
Smith found out that Phillip was
under Indictment for murder in Logan
County, W. Vu. Ho went there, pro
cured a requisition, returned and orga
noid a pos80 to arrest Phillip. They
found Phillips on Peter Crcok Satur
day, and it is supposed that lie resisted
arrest, but all that is definitely known
is that he was shot and killed. Phillip
wns actlvo in driving out tho Hatfield
gang, and It was for killing two of that
pang that he was indicted In West Vir
ginia. A DASTAKOLY ACT.
l'arllully Successful Attempt to Wreck
a Fussencer Train,
Dns Moines, Iowa, April 23. A de
liberate and partially successful attempt
to wreck an castbound Rock Island
passenger train was mado in tho out
skirts of East Des Moinc Monday night
after midnight. Two coaches wero de
railed. Thcro were ten passengers In
ono of the coaches which was turned
over In the ditch, and all of them wero
shaken up and moro or less bruised.
The injured are: Mrs, E. M. Post of
Omaha, Miss Carrie Schail of Adrian.
Mich., bruises on shoulder, back and
limbs; A. Trimmer of Anita, cut and
bruised about the head; William Piper
of Des Moines, badly bruised about tho
Tho causo of tho accident was an
open switch, which, howovcr, the train
men say was not open until the englno
and one car had passed the switch, and
it is thought that tho switch was thrown
by somo ono who lay alongside tho track
by means of an iron liar which was found
niar the place.
MUICDEK OK SUICIDE.
A Mslerlnus Occurrence on the Chi.
cneo Lake Front.
Chicago, April 23. A watchman
ntnr tho Rush-street bridge heard a
tplash in tho water shortly before mid
night last night, and running to the
wlmrf, found a hat and bundle, which
probably belonged to tho man who was
In tho water. Grappling irons wero nt
onco used, but thu body could not bo
found. The lint left on tho dock con
mined n card marked "C. R. Davidson,
with James A. Miller, Insurance Agent,
No. 100 nnd 171 La Salle street." A
railroad ticket to Uavenawooa was also
in tho hat. Tho bundlo contained an
old pair .of - shoes. The. Rush street,
bridge tender had seen a drunken man
carrying a packngo wandering about
with two rough-looking individuals
about 11 o'clock. It looked to him a
if tho drunken mnn wero being towed
about by tho two toughs for the purposo
of getting a chance to rob him.
Killed With n SIcdce-IIammor.
Boston, April 23. While knocking
flues out of locomotive boilers at tho
Boston and Maine roundhouse nt Prison
Point, East Cambridge, yesterday after
noon. Josenh Goidon was accidentally
struck on tho back of tho head with a
sledge-hammer by a fellow-workman
named Joseph McNellly and died of hi
injuilcs fifteen minutes later. Gordon
wns 33 yenrs of ngo nnd lived In Charles
town. Four Frlsoners Escape.
MoumsTowN, N. J April 23. Four
short tcrna prisoners, who were allowed
tho prlvllcgo of tho corridor of tho jail
here, effected their escape through oue
of tho ventilators last night. The
sheriff, with a posse, is scouring tho
country for them to-day. A man named
Cole, who is awaiting trial on a chargo
of murdert refused to accompany them.
SENSATIONAL LOTTERY cnAKGES.
Allegations That Lurga Drlbes Were
Accepted by Dakota Otllclals,
New Youk, April 23. Tho- Herald's
Blsmaick, N. D., special says that tho
Stnnto Committee, investigating charges
of corruption in connection with tho
recent election of Uolted States Sen
ntois nnd tho passago of tho Louisi
ana Lottery bill, has made a
H'usnlionnl report, involving sev
crnl public men and the Manl
loba Railroad Company. Candldato
Johnson testified that ho was offered
over $25,000 to withdraw. Testimony
was given to tho effect that several
members of tho Legislature received
from $500 to $2,000 each to voto for tho
lottery bill. Tho report covers 200
printed pages, but makes no recom
mendations. EXTENSIVE FOKEST FIKE,
Hundreds of Acres of Timber
stroked by Knglng Flumes,
Ego IlAHiion City, N. J., Apiil 23.
Over C00 acres of heavy timber have
been destroyed by a forest firo which
is raging about two miles south of this
place, and over 000 acres of pine, from
ten to fifteen years' growth, havo been
lain in asnes. m no names aro progress
ing northward, but havo passed this
section, and clouds of sinoko nro seen
lislng In tho direction of EIwopiI, nt
which point great damage Is being done.
And Still Another Cyclone,
Nashua, N. II., April 23, A cyclone
of considerable vlolenco swept over the
southern part of Litchfield township
Monday afternoon, Tho path of the
storm was two lods wldo and cut n
clean swath. Very llttlo of valuo was
in Its way, except on tho lingers estate,
where a corn barn was wrecked, all tho
outbuildings being shaken or over
turned and a llttlo girl slightly Injured,
Mrs, Cleveland lteturns Home.
Atlantic City, April 23. Mrs.
Giovcr Cleveland left on tho 0 o'clock
New York cxpicss yesterday, taking
her maid and baggago with her. Mrs.
Macalcstcr Lnughton accompanied her
to the depot, and It is supposed that her
visit is at an end,
Fan-Americans at Mount Vernon,
Tho Pan-American delegates went to
historic Mount Vernon today and
viewed tho tomb of Yashtngton. Tho
United Slates8teamcr Despatch loft with
thu delegates on board at 10 o'clock.
- fll - to - iJL Jj.
TAKF.N IN 11V .SlIAlll'Elt!,
A Young Virginian Duped hy the Old
Green Goods Game.
Tjiknton, N. J., April 211. A young
man, who registered under tho name of
Ilnrry May, Jasper, Va., at the Hotel
Windsor, on Saturday, had como to
this city to buy $1,000 worth of coun
terfeit money, tho sort that ho could
snfely pass without detection, of course,
tor $100. Ho hnd scarcely settled at
tbo hotel when ho received a telegram
to come to Philadelphia On his ar
rival there ho was met and showed u
genuine $2 bill.
So eager to get tho monoy wa ho
that he refused to listen to the words of
million from tho creen coods man. In
fncl, the money looked so much llk6
the genuine article to Harry that ho
took $4,000 worth and put down $100
in good hard cash for it. Placing his
four packages in a satchel, which he
had purchased for that purpose, ho
took tho next train for Trenton.
Ho never examined his cash until ho
wns safely locked In his room. Then
ho wns surprised. Ho had four genuine
$2 bills, ono on tho outside of each of
the packuges, but the packages them
pelves were mado un of brown rtnncr.
Tho young man wa mad nt first and
then gave wny to tears nnd told Mana
gcr Dills of the swindle.
Ho knew it was crooked work ho was
at, he said, but then lots of people
down his way did it. Manager Dills
finnlly took pity on him, nnd learning
that his nnmo wns O. O. Dawson, loaned
him sufficient cash to pay his lullroad
A TEHIUIILE OKDEAL.
Firemen Fall Through tho Floor or a
Chicago, April 23. Five firemen
were plunged throueh tho floor of n
burning building at" 335 Illinois street
cnrly this morning and threo were
badly hurt. Tho fire started just be
fore 2 o'clock in Edward Badgely's
saloon nnd before the Firo Depart
ment arrived, tho first floor and tho
woodwork below wero In flames.
Hrnded by Captain Oscnr Wcisncr, the
pipemen of engine company No. -12,
rushed into tho second story and di
rected their streams on tho flames.
Scnrccly had they got to work when
the floor gave way and tho five firemen
wero piled nmld blazing timbers In tbo
It did not seem posslblo that they
could cscnpo nllvc, but instnntly six
streams of water wero turned Into the
debits nud the work of rescue was bo
gun. As soon nsthe flames wero beaten
back the imprisoned men wero dragged
into the slrcet. Captain Welsncr was
severely burned about the head and
neck, nnd pipemnn Charles Heine
buiiud about tho hips. Wllllnm Cal
Inghan was Inscnslblo from a blow on
the head and Is thoucht to be internally
Injured. Tho other'two escaped with
but light injuries.
THE NAMOUNA IN A SfOK.U.
Sensational Itrports Concerning Mr.
Juiues Gordon Dennett's Vucht.
New Youk, April 23. No news has
been received nt the Herald office of an
alleged accident to James Gordon Ben
nett' yacht Ifaiiiuune, which is de
scribed in n cnblo dispatch published
here this morning. This dlBpatch,
which is dated fiom Nice, says Uic.
jNamouna wa strucic uy a violent storm
in tho China Sea and three of her crow
washed overboaid and drowned; Hint
thu yacht succeeded in getting to a
small Chinese port, where she now Is,
nnd thnt Mr. Bennett himself wns on
board. Mr. Bennett wn nt Cairo when
last heard from, about two weeks ago.
Ho was then either wllh his yacht or
about to join her.
FINANCIAL AM) COMMEKUIAL.
New York Stocks.
The following aro tlio prices of the New
York and Chicago markets as reoorted by
special wlro to C. T. Havenuer & Co., lloom
li Aiinnuc mnminc:
stocks. Open 2.30
Omaha 33 S3J
Chlcnco Gas -i'Jg 48J
Can. South. C5 55
NutLeauTst 104 !lj
V., h. .t V. 1403 '411
Krlo 25 Ml
?. Jl. H. S... 43
K. it V. Ft. 23
Jersey Ccn..l2ll Vili O.lt IATac 2J
L. A N 68 S3 St. Paul C01
L. S 107110.1
SugarTrust. C'Ji TOi)
Mo. 1'ac 718 72J
N.Y.& N. E. 471 471
N. Y. Ccu.,.1071 1074
N. l'ac .11 324
do. pfd... 75 70 i
ex. l'ac 105
'Jnlon 1'ac.. 011
W. Union... 83
Am. Cots'il. 27
Men it Top. asi
Tho Chicago Markets.
Open Close voiik. Ojitn
Washington Stock Exchange,
Sales It egulnr Call 12 o'clock m.
Metropolitan Itallroad, 7 at 170. licking
ton and Soldiers' Homo Kailroad, 5 at 70.
Georgetown and Tennallytown Hallroail,
10 at 505; 10 nt SOI. Hlggs Iusurance Com
pnny, 10 at 04- Chesapeake and Potomac
Telephone, 10 nt 741; 7 at 74; Oat 741; 10
at 741; 10 at 71 10 at 744; 5 at 71J; 10 at
744. American Oraphophone, 25 at 181;
10 at 131; 60 at 131; 50 at 131; 25 at 13.
Mcrgentlialcr, 20 at 13?.
Miscellaneous Honda U. S. Electric
Lights 1st, 0's, 100; U. 8. Electric Llsrht
2d, O's, 114; W. A G. It. H. 10-40 O's,
K"J3-'23, 105; W". it CI Convertible, O's,
170; Masonic Hall Ass'n, 5's, C 1893, 103;
Wash. Maiket Co., 1st Mort., O's, 110;
Wash. Market Co., Imp., 0'b, 117; Inl'd it
Seaboard Co., O's, C 1807, j Wash. Lt.
Infantry, 1st, O's, 1904 103; Wash. ht. In
fuutry, 2d, 7's, 1904, 100; Wash. Gas Eight
Co., Ser. A, O's, 120; Wash. Gas Light Co.,
Per. B, O's, 121; Hygienic Ice Company, 1st
Mort., Cs, 1025.
National Bank Stocks Honk of Wash
ington, 405; Dank of Republic, 255; Metro
politan, 255; Central, 2S0, Socond, 180;
Farmers and Mechanics', 188; Citizens',
1C5; Columbia, 1S2J; Capital, US; West
Itallrond Stocks Washington and
Georgetown, 275; Metropolitan, 170; Co
lumbia, 75; Capitol ami North O Streot,
10; Ecklnctou nnd Soldier's Home, 70;
Georgetown aud Tcnuallytowu, 49;UrIght
Insurance Stocks Firemen's, 41; Frank
lin, 50; Metropolitan, 83; National Union,
S08; Arlington, 185; Corcoran, 04; Colum
bia, 184; German-American, 180; Potomac,
88; Ulggs.tl; 1'cnplo'sfiS.
Title Insurance Stocks Ileal Estate
Title. 125; Columbia Title, 02; Washington
Tltlo, . ,
Gas and Electric Light Stocks Washing
ton Gns, 43); Georgetown Gas, 48; U. a.
Electric Light, 113.
Telephone Btocks Pennsylvania, 20;
Chesapeake and Potomac, 744; American
Miscellaneous Stocks. Washington Mar
ket Co., 16; Washington Urlck Machine
Co., 850; Great Falls Ico Co., 215; hull
Hun l'auorama Co., 23; National Sato De
posit, 230; Washington Safe Deposit, 132;
Washington Loan and Trust Co., !1J; Na
tional Typographic, 20; Mergonthaler, 10;
l'lipunuttc Gun Carriage, J; Wash. Loan
and Trust Co., 33; American Security aud
Trust Co.. 50; Lincoln Hall, 80; Hygienic
Ice Co.. 10.
FROM ACROSS Tllfi SEA.
INTERESTING NEWS AND GOSSIP
CABLED FROM LONDON.
I'rrsldenl Cnrnnt's Triumphal Tour
Through France Will I'rovent n
Alnnnrrhli'Hl lie Establishment
Oilier Foreign News.
London, April 23. The triumphal
tour of France which President Carnot
is now mnklng Is ono of the most pow
erful strokes of political wisdom that
could possibly have been conceived In
the mind of nny politician desirous to
perpetuate tho French Republic, to
which It mny be said It bns given anew
ltnse of life. Everywhere tho Presi
dent, whoso name recalls historical
events of a most stirring char.ae
lir, has been received with mani
festations of ndmiratton and demonstra
tions of devotion to tho existing ad
ministration which must convlnco tho
minority of malcontents, adventurers
nnd Inttlgucrs of tho hopelcssnes of
their attempts to overthrow tbo popular
government nnd iu-cbtablish tho mon
archy. Tho itinerary of M. Carnot's
tour has been admirably planned and
faithfully carried out, while ovcrvthlmr
has opportunely ndded Itself to tho
succession of preconceived events
which could tend toward achievement
of the objects of tho trip. His
visit to thu houso In which the
great Napoleon was born at Ajacclo.
yesterday described as an intensely
theatrical affair, wherein the visitor
vied with hi. entertainers in magnifying
the Importance of the occasion) nnd Its
( fleet n& a shrewd political movo may
bo nccurntely estimated by anyone ac
quainted with the volatility of tho
French provincial character. Altogether
the trip is tho greatest triumph of tho
Cnrnot regime and its returns will bo
plnlnly nppnrcnt at tho next election.
The almost continuous feasting and
feting to which Mr. Stanley has been
subjected since his arrival In Brussels
must by this timo cause him to look
with dismay at what awaits him In
Loudon. Besides tho public receptions
nrrnntred In his honor, most of tho
scientific, literary, geographical and
other societies, ns well ns some of the
lending clubs, havo plunncd dinners and
other entertainments In sufficient num
ber to turn his bend with adulation and
permanently impair his digestion, and
it is predicted thnt tbo explorer will
feel himself compelled, in the interest
of his health, to decline many of these
well-meant though Ill-timed courtesies.
HE LOVES TUE SEA.
Emporor William's Picturesque nnd
I'robably Sigiilllc.int llemurks,
Behi.in, April 23. In his speech,
delivered on board of tho steamship
Fuldn yesterday, Emperor William
mid that, as ho loved the sea, ho had
always observed with keen interest the
natural phenomena connected thcro
with, Oiicc, in the Baltic, his squad
ton altered its route and tho ship lost
Eight of ono another In thu fog. Sudden
ly, high overhead, appeared the German
(lag, and, when the fog lifted, tho ves
K'ls weie observed all following pre
ripcly thu new course laid out for them.
Tliib ihoi.Ji nt had seemed to him sym
bolical, ,J "If sorau.gloomy hours nro In store
lor our country, added tho r-invmr.
"ici us sun couiinuo our moor lor mo
attainment of our common end. Wo
Icar God nnd nothing else in the world.
If In the press nnd public llfo symp
toms of danger nro manifested, let us
bu lendy to believe that things are not
so bad as they nppt nr."
Somo journals express the opinion
that the Emperor had in mind tbo
crisis occasioned by Pilnco Bismarck's
retirement when he made these ro
mniks. THE STANLEY FETE.
An Immense Felltlon Concerning Af
rica Frehuntfd to King Leopold.
Bnuswas, Apiil 23. At tho Stanley
ftto Inst night nn address was prc
tenled to the King, conveying an cx
picssion of tho thanks of the commu
nity for Iho work whicli his majesty
lins done in Afiicn. Tho address was
higni-d by 40,000 persons. King Leo
pold in reply to thu address, said he
was grateful to the people thnt the day
of Stanley's return had been chosen
for tho purpose of commending tho
iichlevements of Belgium In Africa.
He dwelt upon tho benefits of African
colonization ns evidenced by tho anx
iety of other nations to establ sh them
H'lves in that country. The King con
tinued by expressing hope that the im-
imrtancc and prosperity ot Atrlca would
be further improved by Belgian efforts.
"Your address meeting my views," ho
(included, "will bo treasured as n
pit clous souvenir."
1ht I'arnolI-O'Shen Scandal,
London, April 23. It Is stated that
ihecnfc of Captain O'Shea against his
uifo nnd Mr. Pnrncll will not be
i rnught to trinl. but will bo settled out
f court within n very short time. The
liuslsof theFctilcment is not yet known,
hut it is understood to Involvo nn un
conditional retrnclion of tlio charges
niBilo by tho Captain against his wife
and the Irish leader under tho Influence
nf newly-discovered and convincing
evidence that tho allegations were un
founded. Hie Mnjestle Arrives,
Qteknstown, April 23. The now
While Star Lino steamship Majestic,
which left New York April 10 on her
maiden eastward-bound trip, has ar
rived, six days, threo hours and fifty
three minutes out. Tho ship's loc
hows her dally runs to hnvo been as
tollows; 312, 431, 1101, 44S, 137 41'i
nnd 317 miles.
Consul Matthows at Tangier
Tanoieu, Apiil 23 Mr Matthews,
iho newly-appointed Amcilcau Consul
at this place, arrived here yesterday
from Gibraltar on board the United
Stales steamer Alliance. He was re
celvid with tho customary ceremony by
the authorities of the city.
Movt-moutHo! tho Whllo Siitiudrou.
Malta, April 23. The Ailauta and
Boston, of tho American Squadron of
Kvolutlon, havo joined their sister
hips, Ibe Chicago and Yorktown. The
squadron will remain here until
An American Ship Ashore.
London, April 23. Tho Ameilcan
(hip Corn, Captain Bay, from Mew
Oilcans Mnsch 10, bound for St Peiei-s-burg,
Is reported ashoro at tho tv aw
Lieutenant Faddock llestored.
The President has remitted the 8uu
tenco of dismissal Imposed on First
I.ieuteuant J. V. S. Paddock PlftU
Cuvalry, and restored him to his rank.
I.ochI Weather Forecast,
For the District of Columbia, Marytamt
ami Virginia, light rai to-night, continuing
Thursday; stationary temperature; on(ierijj
t Willi J.