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WASHINGTON, D. O., FJRIDAY EVENING, APRIL 23, 1890. '
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MKS. DAKLINGTON'S DEATH.
Resolutions Adopted In Honor or a
Most Kstlmuhlo Ludy.
Tbo death of Sirs. J. J. Darlington Is
especially deplored by the graduates and
students of tho Georgetown University
law school, in which institution her bus
liand, Mr. J. J. Darlington, fills one of
tho professor's chairs. They remember
kindly her many gracious acts and the
icceptlons sho tendered them overyNew
Year. Indeed it appeared as If this esti
mable lady took as great Interest in tho
law department as did her able and dis
tinguished husband. Tho past-graduato
classes of tho law school have passed tho
following resolutions in commemoration
Whereas In tho mysterious, yet wlso and
lolug workings of Ills 1'iovidcnco, tt has
pleased God to take unto Himself, wlillo
still Id tho bloom and usefulness of her life,
tlio wlfo of Mr. Joseph J. Darlington, our
beloved professor. Aud
Whereas by reason of his courteous, kind
and cordial manner toward oach of us, wo
feel bo closely bound to him by ties of ad
miration, respect and love that whatever
brings grief and loneliness to his heart
moves us to keenest sympathy; bo it there
fore Jlaohed, That while boning in humble
submission to the supremo will and wisdom
of dlvlno Providence, wo deeply deploro
tho untimely death of tlio wlfo of our 03
tecmed piofessor, and tbat In his bereave
ment our hearts go out to him In profound
sorrow, aud would share with him tho
yrlcf and desolation which has invaded his
llfo. Ho it further
llcstilied, That a copy of those resolu
tions bo engrossed an oresented to Profes
sor Daillngton as an aesuranco of our sin
.ero and abiding affection for him and bis.
Jou.v It. Hampton, XV. K. Stanseix,
C. J, WlUOlITSMAN, W. II. KlOI'VEK,
J, VimonDahlouen, U. V. Whipple,
mo, biiui-like hugs.
71io llrllllant Kloctrlo lights ISrlnc
Many Unwelcome A lsltors,
"Look out for that bird!"
"Iliz-z, hip!" and a largo black object
that had been circling unsteadily in tho
night air fell with a resounding ker-blp
on tho sidewalk. Tho first exclamation
was uttered by ono of a party of ladles
who wero passing under tho bright
electric lights in front of tho National
Thcatro last night. Tho object that
caused tho exclamation was not a bird,
hut an immense grcenish-hiown Insect,
with spreading wings, whicli had been
dashing wildly against tho brilliant
lights. It had becomo disabled by Its
repeated efforts to encounter tho globe
bound flame, and In falling to tho side
walk mndo a loud buzzing noise.
Similar Incidents havo been of fre
quent occuncnco during tho past fow
nights, and several ladies havo almost
fainted as tlio result. A Oiutio ro
poller examined tho bug, and found it
to bo nearly or quite as largo as a hum
mine bird, with a largo, bcctlo-llko
head and greenish wings. Scattered on
tho neighboilng sldowalk and roadway
wcio scoics of its fellows, either crawl
ing about or crushed by pcdcstilans.
Tho samo condition existed under many
of tho other electilo lights, and It was
learned that for several nights past the
city, especially along Pennsylvania
avenue, which is lighted by clcctiiclty,
has been invaded by theso huso insects,
As ynt but fow of tlio small fry such
as tho mayflies havo appeared, but
tho night air Is full of big, bird llko
fellows that buzz, and bumble about In
a very discomforting manner.
i ... ......
General Alfred II. Terry now lives In
retirement In hla beautiful homo on
Hillhouso avenue, New Haven, Conn
His health is very poor, and ho goesou:
IN SENATE AND HOUSE.
IMPORTANT DISTRICT MEASURES
CONSIDERED IN COMMITTEE.
lrnMroblo lleports Ordered on tlio
Eastern Itriiuch Ilrlilgo nml Olrls
Itororm 80I100I Hills Ilolplng Dis
Tho Setiato to-day passed tho hill con
stituting Gladstone, Mich,, a port of
Tho IIouso amendment to tho La
fayette, Ind., public building bill, re
ducing tho nmount from $100,000 to
$80,000, was non concurred in and a
Tho Renato took up and passed Ilnuso
joint resolution appropriating $100,000
for tho relief of dcstltuto pcoplo in tho
district overflowed by tho Mlsiis3lppl
ltlver and its tributaries.
Tho Senate then resumed considera
tion of tho land forfclturo bill.
In the House.
Tho IIouso to-day passed n hill to
provide for a term of court at Dan
vil'c. III., on (ho first Monday In May.
Mr. Cannon of Illinois, from tho
Committee on Appropriations, re
ported n joint resolution appropriating
$150,000 for tho rclcf of destltuto poo
plo in tho district overflowed by tho
Mississippi and its tributaries, which,
after n brief discussion, was passed,
180 to 24.
The IIouso then went into Committco
of tho Whole upon tho Loglslallvo Ap
District In Concross,
The IIouso District Committco met
this morning. IIouso bills 0780 and
0710, for tho relief of Mary O. Hondor
son, wcro ordered reported adversoly;
also IIouso bill C742, for tho relief of
Jacob O'Brien, adversely.
Mr. Atkinson's bill (II. R. 4020) for
the promotion of anatomical sclcnco
and to prevent tho desecration of graves
in tho District. Tho bill provides
that any public officer having chargo
of any hospital, prison, almshouse jail,
morgue or asylum within tho District
may, with tho approval of tho
Health Oflicer, deliver to tho agent
of any medical college in tho
District tho bodies of such de
ceased persons as nro required to uo
buried at tho public expense. But if
tho deceased person, during his last
illness, requested to bo burled; or if
wnhiii forty-eight hours after his
dchth any person satisfying tho Health
Oflicer "that ho is a relative or
friend of the deceased, asks to havo
tho body burled; or. if such do
censed person was a stranger or traveler
who tuddcnly died, the body shall not
be so delivered, but shall bo burled.
Tho person who receives such bodies
for a medical college Is required to
givo a bond of $200 that tho hody
shall bo used ouly for tho pro
motion of anatomical and surgical
knowledge within tho said District of
Columbia, nnd that after -having been
so used the remains thereof shall bo do
cently buried. Penalties aio provided
for a violation of tho law.
Mr. Do Lano's hill (U. R. 5307) to
provide for tho purchase of a site and
erection of baildlngs for tho girls' io
form school of tho District was
ordered favorably reported. Tho bill
which consisted of threo sections
was amended by striking out tho
last two sections aud by sub
stituting tho amount of $75,000 for
$50,000 for tho purchaso of tho slto and
the erection of tho building. Tho bill
ns amended contemplates a now build
ing in lieu of tho ncquliemcnt of an old
one, for which tho bill originally mado
Mr. Compton's bill to authorlzo tho
construction of a brldgo across tho
Eastern Branch at Benniug's road was
ordered favorably reported. Tho bill
provides for a substantial stono or iron
bridge, with necessary approaches,
nnd appropriates $00,000 for tho same.
It is to bo a freo bridge. Tho cost i3
to bo horno wholly by tho District. Tho
Commissioners tiro to cause a survey to
bo made to determine the length, width
and height of tho bridge and its ap
proaches, and are then to advertiso for
sealed proposals for tho construction of
Tho Benato District Commttteo mot
this morning, with all tho members
piescnt oxcopting Mr. Bpooncr. Benato
bill 8141, a bill amending tho ohartor
of tho Baltimore and Potomac Railroad
was considered. Gcneial Sewell and
Senator McPherson appeared for tlio
railroad company and urged tho neces
sity of additional grounds aud termi
nal facilities. No action was tai;en.
Scnato bill 2724 and resolution 01, to
arbitrate and scttlo tho mattcis in dis
pute between Samuel Strong and tho
District, wero reported adversely to tho
Serato by Mr. Faulkner.
Senate 0G2 a bill for tho better pro
tection of hotel, inn, lodgine-houso,
nnd hoauling-houso keepers of the Dis
ttict was amended on tho basis of tho
New York statutes, and favorably ro
polled to tho Sunato by Mr. lliggins.
Senato bill 3030, to amend the charter
of tho Piospcct mil Cemetery, was
favoiably reported by Mr. Faulkner.
In tho Scnato Mr. Quay introduced a
bill to authorlzo tho Secretary of tho
Inteiior to purchaso lot 10, in squaro 083,
at a prico not oxciedlng $20,8 12. Tho lot
is on tho west side of Delaware avenuo,
between O and D streets northoast, and
contains 13,200 squaro feet. Tho Gov
ernment now owns tho adjoining lot,
No. 11. Tho lot when bought
Is to bo used for tho slto of a building
for Btorago purposes in connection with
In tho IIouso Mr. Ilolman to-day In
troduced a hill (II. II. 0700) to prevent
tho salo of adulterated food In tho Dis
trict aud in tho Territories.
Mr. Post introduced a bill to lncor
poiato tho Washington and IJennlngs
Street Railway Company. It Is II. It.
0485, also introduced by Mr. Post
amended. It is now II. It. 0701.
Mr. Hopkius' hill to fix tho salaries
of certain subordluato officers of tho
Postolllco Department was to-day
favoiably reported to tho IIouso by the
Committco on Postolllccs' and Post
Roads, with amendments.
The Caucus Silver Hill,
Tho nouso Committco on Coinage,
Weights and Measures to-day author
ized ii favorable report on tho Republi
can caucus silver bill, which was In
tioduced lu tho IIouso by Mr. Conger
vesicular. Tho bill passed tho com
mltteo hy a strict party voto.
Tho bill will not bo reported to tho
House, but will ho offered as a substi
tute for the WIndoni bill as it was re
ported to tho IIouso by tho coinmlttoa
when that bill is calico: up for consid
eration in tho nouso.
McDulllo vs. Turplu,
Tho next contested-election caso to bo
called up in tho IIouso will bo
that of McDulllo vs. Turpla from
tho Fourth Alabama district. Tho
Democratic members of tho IIouso
Elections Committco do not want
this caso called up until after the ro
turn of tho sub committoo which has
gono to Arkansas to tnko testimony in
the Clayton Urccklnrldgo caso, Colonel
Clayton having been assassinated wlillo
preparing his caso against Mr. Breck
inridge Tho McDufllo-Ttirpln may bo called
up prior to tho return of tho committee
In question, ns tho Republicans say they
sco no reason why tho ono caso should
wait on tho other.
THE WOllLD'S FAIK II I I.I,.
Approved by I'rosldeut Uarrlson
Tho World's Fair bill has been
proved by tho President.
WHISKY AND I'OKEK.
Why 1'ostmnstor Thompson's Nomina
tion ivns Withdrawn.
Tho President yesterday wlthdrow
from tho Scnato tho appointment of
Captain W. E. Thompson to ho Post
master nt MolCcesport, Pa. Tlio ap
pointment was mado threo months ago
on recommendation of Congressman
Ray. Immediately Thompson's ono
mlcs filed cdmplaints with tho Postmaster-General
that Captain Thomp
son played poker, drank whisky and
used profane language Mr. Wana
maker then had tho nomination "hung
up" in tho Senate. Thompson, who is
an ox member of tbo Legislature and
an officer of tho National "Guard, bom
barded tho Department with all tho
recommendations ho could secure, but
to no purpose. Mr. Ray was asked to
namo another man, hut refused. Yes
terday tho President withdrew tho
nomination and a Democrat continues
to handle tho mails.
A rilENOII DETECTIVE. noanrirUL.
The Staten Inland Sulcldo Is Mot lie
lloveil to be Eyraud.
New Yoiik, April 25. A special
cablo telegram from Paris In to-day's
Herald says: There was, as may bo
imagined, a tremendous commotion at
tho Prefecture of Pollco when they read
the cablo concerning tho supposed sul
cldo of Eyraud. Tho Times corre
spondent called thero to-day and asked
wuat was uiougnt at it.
"Send for Mr. Houlier," said an
ofilcial, and presently, in olicdfcnco to
this order, a sharp-eyed, sharp.noscd
agent was shown in, who tuined out to
bo no other than one of tho detoctives
who traveled vainly all over America in
search of tho nssassin of Gouffe.
"There is the man," remarked his
supeiior oflicer, "who Is tully au
courant with tho case. Ask him what
ho thinks of tho story."
"Strango, very strangel" exclaimed
Houlier, finally shaking his head.
"First, if this body which they havo
found is really Eyraud's, why havo we
not received some direct notification of
the fact? Inspector Byrnes would
surely have cabled us, but we havo uot
had a word. Secondly, how does it
happen that there is tho slightest doubt
in tho minds of tho Now York authori
ties as to whether tho dead man Is Ey
raud or not? Tho dispatch says: 'But
lack of papers on tho corpse prevents
its absolute Identification.' Now, that
Is absuul. There nro certainly twenty
persons in New York City capahlo of
identifying tho murderer with absolute
ceitainty. Why havo they not done so?
Tho testimony of Mine. Martin alone,
of 28 Wnveily Place, would bo quite
sufficient to settlo the whole question.
Then, finally, why is nothing said of
tho many characteristic marks which
aie known to exist on Eyraud's body?
"Oh, no, I don't believe tho report.
You will find some farceur has been at
woik again and fabricated tho whole
story. I havo several reasons for doubt
ing that tho sulcido's body is that of
Eyraud. To begin with, thoro is no
reason to suppose that Eyraud remained
in tho vicinity of New York. On tho
contrary, wo havo every reason to be
lieve him to bo in quite another part of
"Ho was never embarrassed for want
of money, which ho obtained cither by
trickery or from certain private sources.
Furthermoic, Eyraud is not tho sort of
man to take his own life. Ho would
lack tho couiage, and besides that if he
intended to commit sulcldo ho would
have done it sooner."
A Larco Hatch Approved liv tho Dis
Tlio Commissioners to-day granted
Hguor licenses to tho following named
Retail Dennis O'Connell 1832, Sev
enth street northwest; E. A. Nauch,
1828 Seventh street northwest; Robert
M. Jamleson, 2001 Twelfth street north
west; Henry Edwards, 1855 Seventh
street northwest; Reginald Slvcrberg,
523 Pennsylvania avenuo northwest.
Wholesale E C. Brico, 730 Ninth
street noithwcst; A. B. Bennett, 1200
Thiily-fccond street northwest; John
Callabou, 1507 B street noithwest;
John Callahan, 1032 Fourth street
northwest: Everett Ellis, Canal
load; II. M. Gladmon; 1220 Twenty
eighth street northwest; James L.
Giant, 1200 I street southeast;
E. M. P. Harris, 3270 M street north
west; Sarah Hughes, 1300 Thirty-sixth
street northwest; Laura V. Hogan, 807
First street southeast; Margaret F. Mo
ran, 8011 M Btrcet noithwcst; Mary
O'Biicn, 1801 1 street northwest; Mat
thew It. O'Meara, 230 Massachusetts
avenuo; Thomas Sheridan, 200 K street
A Vagrant Colored Girl Left ltlcli hy
A coloicd maiden of 10 years of ago,
who applied for transportation to Balti
more at Police Headquarters yesterday
nf tcrno on, still hovered around thero
to-day. Sho gavo tho name of Evango
lino Brothers, and said that sho had
just como from Cincinnati. Lieu
tenant Swindles questioned her
very carefully and gathered Information
to tho effect that sho had beon loft a
fortuuo by a deceased unclo, but that
her guardian by the namo of
Smith had pui chased her a railroad
.ticket costing $10, and had personally
'absorbed tho balanco of the estate.
Evangeline's anxiety to got to Balti
more was to sco another unclo
whom sho said was on his
death-bed and from whom
fho expected to inhorit another fortune.
Sho was very clever, and earnod tho
sobriquet of "Mysteilous Evangcllno"
before sho got thiough. No ono asked
her a question but that sho had an
answer lor, altiiougu occasionally suo
would contiadict herself.
Tho Cyclone Eleht.
Tho flsllc exhibition between tho
"Illinois Cyclono" and Jack Hoppor
(who seconded Northcdgo), at Wlllard
Hall next Monday, promises to bo au
ovcnl of great interest. Both men aro
sparrers from "Sparvillo."
LAST DAY OF THE STAGE
ANOTHER ELECTRIC ROAD.
Tho floorcotown nnd Tonnnllytown
Hallway Cnrs ltunnlnc Ileciilarly
Tho System hy Which tho Car nro
For years two patient, reconciled
looking hoiscs havo, at melho Ileal
Intervals, struggled up or trotted don
tho steep hills that lie between Brldgo
sticet, Georgetown, nnd that pcacoful,
prosperous llttlo suburb known as
Tcnnallytown, Tcnallytown or Tenloy
town, according to your spelling humor.
These horses, driven by n weather
beaten old man, seemingly ns regardless
of tho flight of tlmo as his animals, havo
drawn what was known to tho residents
along tho route as tho "stago," but to
tho horseless and carrlagclcss inhab
itants as tho "sardine box."
It was a quaint old structuro, nnd
when tho rain heat In through its tat
tered covering on tho faces of tho pas
sengers or tho wind played havoc with
pretty girls' bangs all reference hy tho
old pcoplo to tho good old times was
effectually silenced. It has been said
that tho driver was patient, hut
ho was also obliging, and many a
tlmo has ho brought tho paregoric
from town which cured tho colic of
Tennallcytown babies and brought joy
to fond mothers' hearts. It mattered
not, cither, If passengers growled bo
causo tho stago spent a few minutes
beforo tho drue storo wlillo tho pro
scription was being mado up. So
obliging, Indeed, was tho old gentleman
that whenever some good woman with
eight or ten children came running after
tho stago sho would not bo refused ad
mittance, oven though tho vehlclo then
contained more than threo limes its le
gitimate complement of passengers.
But all this is changed now, and, ns
far as the greater portion of tho
Tcnnallytown road Ii concerned, tho
stago has been relegated to that limbo
of obsolete things mado necessary by tho
march of civilization, and it must bo
ndmittcd that tho residents aro unsrato-
ful enough to be overjoyed. Ycfitorday
tho stage mado its last through trip,
and to-day tho bright-looking and luxu
rious cars of the Georgetown and Tcn
nallytown Electric Railway aro flying
over tho road on schedulo time.
A tour of inspection was mado yes
terday afternoon, when, by invitation
of the hoard of directors, and accompa
nied by tlioso gentlemen and the offi
cers of tbo company, a largo
number of invited guests uudo the
trip over tho road as far as com
pleted, which Is just opposite
tlio beautifully-situated St. Alban's
Church. Returning to tho power
house tho paily examined tho immenso
building nnd machinciy, and highly
complimented -Messrs. G. W. Pierce
nnd W. S. Duckett, tho electricians in
charge of tho system, and who put in
Iho plant. These gentlemen courte
ously explained tho system, which is
substantially as follows: Tho cur
lent starts from a positive brush
of the generator nnd passes out to tho
overhead wires, over tho track, and
down through the trolley arm on tho
car to the motors under the
car body, and thencu to the raihi,
through tho car wheels, and
back to the stalion thiough a
ground wiro to tlio negative brush
of thogcnciator. Each car lakes ex
actly tho amount of current necessary
to develop the required power and no
more. Each rail is connected with tho
ground by a copper wire riveted to tho
rails. The speed of the car is regulated on
the front platform by moving a lover,
which operates a"ihcostat" under tho
car nnd gives any amount of power the
"motorman" may seo fit to use. The
cars are each supplied with two fif teon
hoisc power motors, one on each axle,
with direct gearing. Motois and
track arc entirely independent of tho
car bodies and can bo iltted to any car
body. Tho car has n main motor
switch on each end, easily reached hy
the motorman or conductor, and is used
Io shut oil tho current from tho motor,
should it be necessary to do so. There
Is also a reversing switch on each end,
so that tho car may bo run in cither di
rection or reversed suddenly in caso of
an emergency, or when life is In
danger by a person being on tho tiack
or otherwise. Thcso levois occupy but
little spaco nndaic similar to ordinary
Each car Is lighted by five electric in
candescent lamps which can bo turned
on at any tlmo by tho conductor. Tho
current at the station Is generated by a
dynamo driven by a steam cngiuc, and
there may ho ono or nny number of
djnamos "according to llio amount of
hoi so power leqiiircd on tho lino, de
pending ou grades, curves, or loads car
Tho generators for railway work are
usually of eighty horso power each and
any number of them may bo thrown
into action at tho station switch-hoard,
and me entirely under tho control of
tho electrician nt tho station. This
generator develops only tho
amount of power needed to op
erate the cars on tho line, aud
owing to its perfect regulation, absorbs
a corresponding amount of power from
tho steam engine.
Tho quantity of coal burned is pro
portional to tho work dono in moving
tho cats, and tho cost is said
to bo much cheaper than operating
roads by cablo or horses. Tho
regulation of tho dynamo is absolutely
automatic, and requires no nttcntion
from Iho man in charge. Tho gene
rator develops nn clcctro-mollvo foice
of 500 volts, which Is kept constant by
Iho lcgulationof the djnauio, and is
not dangerous to life.
Thero nro instruments on the switch
boaid at tbo station showing oxactly tlio
nmount of electric cm rent being used.
Thero nro also safety devices, includ
ing lightning arresters for each ma
chluo. Each car also has a lightulng
nirestcr which leads off tho
electilcity to tho ground should
tho ovcihcad who bo stiuek hy light
ning at any time. This system is that
of tho Thomson-Houston Electric Com
pany, nnd was regarded by many ex
put electricians present as ono of tho
most perfect In tho country.
After tho tour of tho power-houso
had been mado nn elaborate champagno
luncheon was seivcd In tho left wlug of
tho building, and every effort was
mado by General Drum, prosldont of
tho company, and tho ofilccis to uiako
their guests comfortable.
When tho inner man had bocn satis
fled tho cars wcro re-entered, nnd wero
soon back in Gcomelowu. Tho trcntlo-
men directly Interested In tho road hopo
to havo it completed to Tunuallytown
by tho first day of July. Sinco Its very
commencement thero havo been several
long delays and back-sets on account
of waiting for matcilal, Tho road
would havo been completed boforo now
had it not been for this. Tho routo Is
a very pretty one, and already a syndi
cate has been formed which will lay
tbo Tunlaw Heights property olT Into
lots and &l reels. Water-works and
electric Hi-lit systems will bo put In,
and Ills proposed to mako It n placo of
lcsldcnco for thoso who wish to seek
Phenomenal has been the advanco In
properly along tho routo during tho past
year. In somo instances it has boon
sold for five times tho nmount pild
eighteen months ago. President Drum
has a farm near Tcnnallytown for
which ho paid $.187. Sinco then he
1 ns icfused many times that
t mount Mr. Washington Nallor
bos a tract of 400 acres boyond
Tcnnallytown. Lnst year ho offered to
fell it for $10,000. Yesterday ho re
fusal $100,000. Ho says ho Intends to
have tho under-brush cleared out and
let It bo used for picnic purposes. "I
don't need tho money," ho said, "and
it would do mo good to sea tho children
and young pcoplo enjoy themselves."
A road is being constructed from
Cabin John Brldgo to Rockvillo, which
will Intersect with tho Georgetown and
Tcnnallytown road at tho terminus,
thus giving a direct lino to this famous
resort. Tlio road will got their power
from tbo Georgetown nnd Tcnnally
town Railway power-house, and It has
about been decided to uso tho Thomson-Houston
l'HINCE NAPOLEON INDIGNANT.
no Ai sails Cnrnotfor Vlsltlnc the First
New YortK, April 25. A special
cablo telegram from Paris in to-day's
Herald says: Prince Napoleon has writ
ten to President Cnrnot n letter whicli
is, to say tho least of It, n curious ex
ample of princely correspondence
"Monsieur Lo President," it begins,
"you havo made a visit to Corsica. I
should havo nothing to say to that wcro
it not that in going to tho houso in
which my unclo was born you com
mitted an act of gravo Impropriety.
That house docs not bolong to tho gov
ernment. You had no right whatever
to cross its threshold.
"What is there in common between
tho First Consul, who in tho spaco of n
few months mado a now Franco, and
your government, with its work of dally
disorcanization? What Is there in com
mon between tho Emperor who fell a
victim to tho very grandeur of his sys
tem and your Parliamentary regime,
which is dying of its own Impotency?
now can you, who without reason pro
scribe me, his heir, daro to pay hypo
ciitlcnl homage to tho cradlo of tho
"Confine youiself to being tho head
of tho party and Government which is
mining and degrading Franco. Enjoy
jour salaries and places, occupied
rather than filled, but leave us our
souvenirs and our misfortunes nnd do
not insult me in my undeserved cxilo
by on act of bravado.
"Your visit Is naught hut a parody;
jour false icspcct naught but a niofan
nlion, against which it Is my duty to
TUE CLAFLIN COMPANY.
Nino millions of Dollars to bo Capi
New Yoiik, April 25. Tho II. B.
Claflln Co., which Is to succeed and
carry on tho business of tho firm of II.
B. CJaflin & Co. , issued its prospectus
yesterday. The capital stock will bo
$0,000,000, divide .into 30,000 shares
'of second preferred 0 per cent, cumu
lative stock at 100 per share, and 30,
000 shares of common stock at $100 per
shaic. Of this amount of stock tho
members of tho present firm will tako
?0,000,000, leaving 10,000 shares each
of tho first aud second prcfcricd nnd
10,000 shares of common stock to bo
subscribed for at par by their employes
and tho public ncncrallj'.
John Clafiin, tho present head of tho
firm, agrees to hold not less than 30,000
shares of stock, including 10,000 shares
of common, fpr five years, and to act as
president of the company for that length
THE ASIEICICAN IIULLOCIC.
An EURlIeh Hyndlcnto Invests millions
In a licet Concern,
Boston, April 25. An English syn
dlcato has secured control of tho G. II.
Ilnrmond Dressed Beef Company of
Chicago and invested $5,000,000 In tho
concern. G. W. Simpson, manager of
tho old company, temalns In tho same
position at a salarj- of $25,000 per
year. Tho officers of tho company aro
all Englishmen. Viscount Anson is
chairman of tho board of trustees, n.
R. Robertson, director of tho Bank of
Liverpool; Colin Mackenzio of tho
British Linen Company, Allan Gardner
of the Dublin Distillery Company, Sir
ltache Cunard and J. E. Jameson of
the St. Louis Brewery Company aro on
1IUUGHT A llKIDi;'.
Ono Hundred Dollars Paid for nSnloon
Salt Lake City, Utah, April 25.
Ilenrj Strauss of Chicago yesterday
purchased tho wlfo of Fritz Lander of
this city for $100. Mrs. Lander and
Slinuss wero sweethearts in Germany,
but became separated by circumstances.
Tho hf.ppy couple at once took tho train
for San Francisco. Lander Is a saloon
keeper, aud says tho money moro than
compensates for tho loss of his wife.
Columbus After Vinu.
Coldjiiius, April 25. It is under
stood to-night that Columbus will prob
ably sign Viau, who was released by
Cincinnati to daj'. Manager Bucken
bcigcr has tho matter in charge, and If
terms can bo agreed upon Viau will
soon wear a Columbus uniform. Ho
would prove a valuablo acquisition at
this tlmo, ns tho team Is badly iu need
of another pitcher.
To I'etltlon tho Giar.
Reading, April 25. Tlio members
of Iho Women's Christian Tcmperanco
Union of Berks County aio circulating
petitions to tlio Car asking him to ex
amino into tho Russian exile system
aud uso his power to mitigate tho
sc eiltics Imposed upon tho poor
wretches who aro obliged to submit to
all kinds of outrages. '"
A ltrtliy anil u I'lutnl.
Coi.ouado Si'iiiKos, Coi, April 25.
Mis, Ivnnpp, wife of n promiueut citi
zen, loft her two children, Ralph nged
5, and Frcddlo nged 3, playing In tho
nursciy yesterday. Ralph secured an
old pistol from nno'hor room and shot
and killed his baby brother. Tho
mother is nearly crazed with grief.
Chief Hell's l'luco.
Chief of tho Secret Servlco Bell saj's
ho has not resigned aud does not know
if his resignation will bo asked for.
Among tho known candidates for his
placo aro Cnptalu Abbott of Clcvoland,
Colonel Diummond of Now York,
and Captain .Furlough of St. Louis.
The latter is strongly opposed hy
organized labor throughout tho country,
MURDEH0N A HIGHWAY
STARTLING RUMORS AS TO A MAN'S
Was .n. Ithlilell" Killed In Mount
Olivet Cemetery? Ho Took a ltoom
nt it Hotel and Then Disappeared.
Thero is a mystery surrounding tho
reported murder on tho Bladensburg
load which will havo to bo cleared up,
and what motive certain pcoplo havo In
Mipprcsslng tho circumstances ought to
be explained. Yesterday morning n
mnn who gave his namo nt tho
Iiowaid Houso as Oscar G. Rlddell,
hut did not register, paid for o break
fast, and enquired ns to tho cheapest
wuy lo get to Mount Olivet Cemetery.
Ho Elated to a Mr. Chapln (hat his
wlfo was buried thero, and Hint ho had
not visited her gravo for nlno j'ears.
About 10:30 o'clock Rlddell was seen
to get into n cab in front of tho National
Hotel, and tho supposition is that he
started lu tho direction of tho cemetery.
Ho has not been seen sinco, nnd tolo
crams havo been sent to his home In
Cordova, Sid., whero It is thought ho
camo from. Frank Frcdrlcks, an old
school companion, who Uvea nt 1820
Seventeenth street, is very anxious to
know what became of Rlddell, and
this morning ho visited nil the
public resorts on the Bladensburg
road trying to gather somo Infor
mation that would enlighten him.
Ho has been nblo only to gather ono
point nnd that is that ho visited tho
cemetery. A bouquet, purchased
from Clark Brothers, was found on the
grave; also a scrap of paper on which
wcro tbo words in lead pencil, "I did."
About 12 o'clock a telephone was
sent by Mr. Mcllcnry, tho janitor of
Mount Olivet Cemetery, to tho Eighth
Precinct, stating that a man had either
been seriously cut, or ho had rnadu au
effort to commit sulcldo. Tho man was
found in tho gutter near tho cemetery,
with somo very ugly gashes lu his faco
nnd neck, and tlio report has gained
credence that his name is Stuarnc, and
that ho was a farmer living at Belts
villc. Tho most suspicious part of tho
whole thing is that two men, whoso
names have not yet been obtalnod
came to tho front very suddenly and
offered to seo that tho man was prop
erly cared for. At this opportuno mo
ment a wagon which had evidently been
used for "delivery purposes, for tho
numo had been painted out, and tho two
letters E. S. were still to be seen on tlio
canvass, camo up, and it was proposed
by the mm that the unconscious body
be placed in tho convcj'ance.
No Eooner was tho proposition made
than the supposed farmer was picked
up n ml the statement made that they
were going to take him home. The
fntmcr who was token homo cannot be
found, and there sceins to ho an iucll
ration to the opinion that Rlddoll is
the mnn who was so very mj'steriously
'1 ms does not, However, soivo Mr.
Riddcll's connection with tho Mount
Olivet Ccmeterj, and it is hard to draw
the conclusion without he attempted
sulcldo or was assaulted in tho
cemetery by unknown parties.
It is very evident, however, that a very
stiong effort is being mado to hush up
Iho whole affair, but Mr. Trcdrlcks
toys that there will bo an exposo In a
few days that will astonish people.
ANOTHEIt CANADIAN OUTKAGE.
Eleven Hundred Harrcls of Herrlui:
Throwu Into tho Sen,
New Yoiik, April 25. A special to
the Herald from St. Pierre, Miquclon,
says: Captain White of the schooner
Rapid Transit of Gloucester entcied
Fortune Bay last month under logls
tcr, with salt, to procure a cargo of
herring, having previously taken a
cargo of frozen herring to Boston
under bond. After his arrival ho was
hoauled by Customs Officer .Mulllngs,
who, on examining his papers and find
ing them correct, entered and cleared
Iho schooner coastwise, and domanded
tho duty on tho sail, which White paid.
He then authorized Captain Whlto to
load , White's former bond being redatcd
by Collector Clinton for that purpose.
Subsequently, when White's vessel
was ncaily loaded with herring, law
fully purchased, tho revenue steamer
Fiona arrived with iudgo and court.
Captain Whlto was summoned to ap
pear, and given thirty minutes to do
cidc whether to go to jail at Harbor
Billon for threo months nnd havo his
cargo confiscated or retain eichty barrels
of herring, tho quantity allowed fishing
vfsscle, and pay a llcenso fee. Captain
White icplied that ho would do neither;
hut being compelled to decldo accepted
ibe latter option, whereupon Captain
McGrath of the Fiona sent his crow and
Mirew overboard from the Rapid Transit
Iho cargo of 1,100 bauds of herring,
Captain Whlto stating to lilm nt tho
time, "Y. ou do this on your own re
Cnplaln'Whlto then paid $80 to the
court, instead of going to piison. In
Unsa excitement exists among tho
American captains nowhere on account
of Ibe nrbltrary ruling of tho court and
Iho destructiou of pi ivato property, in
volving serious loss and damago to tho
owners. Captain Whlto returns homo
with his empty vessel and thero will
seek redress for what he considers a
llngrant wrong and an act of Injustice
in lact, anotner fortune nay outrage.
Humors Caused by Jealousy.
New Yoiik, April 25. Rumors havo
been curient that Colonel Edward F.
Gaylor of tho Forty-seventh Regiment,
Biooklyn, had disappeared, andthat ho
was In financial double. Mr. Gaylor's
father nnd brother state that ho is visit
ing relatives at Orange, N. J., and his
financial affairs nro in good shape.
They attribute tho rumors to tho jeal
ousy or enmity of some members of tho
Mexican Election Chances,
New Yoiik, Apill 25. A special
fiom tho City of Mexico saj's that a
bill has been read tho first time in tho
House of Deputies, providing for an
amendment to the Constitution remov
ing all rcbtrlctlous upon tho io-clectlon
of tho president. Nineteen State Legls
Intuics havo asked for this change, tho
object of which Is to allow a ro-elcction
of President Diaz, If tho country so
desires and if ho will bo a candidate
McMillan unil NorthedRO,
The fight down tho river yesterday
between McMillan and Northcdgo was a
gomo affair throughout. At tho end of
eighteen rounds McMillan succumbed
to Iho Washington hoy's body blows
and went down. Tho fight was accord
ingly awarded to Northcdgo. Both
men wcro badly punished. It Is said
that Northcdgo was whipped at tho end
of tho Sixth round, hut was rallied by
Jack Hopper, his second.
hTHlKEH AND HTKIKEIH.
How Labor Troubles Are ProcrosslnB
lit Homo nnd Abroad,
Chicago, April 25. Tho Timet says:
Every Indication now points to n speedy
termination of tho carpcnicrs' strike.
It hns been outhorltatlvely announced
that every detail of tho settlement has
Ik en arranged, and several of tho most
conservative of tho bosses members of
tho new association and journeymen
havo even staled with a'suranco that
thero would ho a resumption of bust
'ncss not later than Monday.
Tho arbitration committees of tho
bosses nnd strikers held another con
fiicncoycslcrday afternoon which was
more fruitful of results than nny form ir
Lehanon, Ind., April 25. Tho
trnlnmcn ou tho Indiana and Mldlan 1
Railroad, who went out on strike tho
first of April nnd returned to work on
condition thnt the wages due them sinco
last December ho paid within thirty
tlnys, havo received their money.
Nothing was paid tlio section men and
they nil went out j'cstcrdny, refusing to
lclurn unless tho company settled.
Vienna, April 25. Tho omploycs of
the gas works In this city havo given a
fortnight's notico of their intention to
sttlko for nn Increase of wages. In
ronscquenco of this action pollco and
mllitarj' guards havo been assigned to
the duly of protecting tho gas works.
London. April 25. Tho quarrymen
of Holywell, Wales, havo gono out on a
strike for nn increase of wages.
Chicago, April 25. Thomas Oil
more, n non-union carpenter, while on
his way to do somo repairing on a houso
at Forty-third and Calumet avenue, this
morning, was set upon by a half dozen
union carpcnters.knockcd down, kicked
and beaten Into insensibility.
iluri'Ai.o, N. Y April 27. Tho
mill hands nnd cabinet makers of this
city havo decided to ask for a nine-hour
day. 'ino carpenters navo asKcu tor
the appointment of a committco by tho
bosfces to consider tho question of a
PiTTsiiuiiG, Pa., April 25. Tho Pan
Handle Railroad officials hnvo handed
in their reply to tho demands of tho
Federated Grievanco Committco. Tho
contents nro unknown. However, a
meeting of tho Supremo Council of tho
railroad organization has been sum
moned by telegraph. Tho Pcnnsyl
vania yard firemen and union station
baggagemen havo asked for an incicase
A OUAItlTAItLE 1'ItAUD.
Huscally Proceeding of Certain Lone
Star Stalo CItlrens.
Nr.w Yokk, April 25. A special Io
the Herald from Paris, Texas, gives de
tails of n stupendous fraud which hns
been practiced in Stevens County, Kan
fas, upon tho charitable people of the
West. On account of short crops last
year many farmers were left In need of
the nccetsaiics of life. A relief com
mittco was formed and an appeal for
aid sent out. To this n generous re
sponse was received In tho shape of
provisions, clothing, etc. Tho 200 dls
ticssed families weio soon placed be
Then, according to the Herald snecial,
a number of rascals managed to get pos
session of further suppllcs'as they camo
in, nnd actually oiganlzcd a stock com
pany to dispose of them nnd pocket tlio
proceeds. Theso men havo filled their
smokehouses, ciibs and cellars with
meat, coin, oats, whcit nnd potatoes,
given them by chaiitnblo strangers,
besides realiziug considerable money
on ni ticks which they sold. It is
opcnlj charged that the Stevens
Counlj' relief committee was organized
to speculate upou tho chaiitablo pro
clivities of the people of tho countiy.
The fraud has been very shiewdly man
aged, and even tho people of Kansas
are not aware of tho swindle.
I'lNANCIAL AND COMMEUCIAL.
Now York Stocks.
Tbo following aro tbo prices of tho New
Yoik and Chicago markets as roDorted by
special -n Iro to C. T. Havcuuer & Co., ltoom
it Atlantic miiiumc:
Chicago Gas 491 495
Gan. South. 554 V4
NatLeafl Tst 1DJ VJ4
U., L. it W.143 '414
Del. tVIlud.KiO 1001
Erlo 20 W
stocks. Open 2.30
Omabn 334 331
V. M. 8. S... 43 -.25
.1- V VI n.1
Jersey Ccn..l22l1B23 C,H IAI'ac 03
L. it N 68J SS2 St. Paul 703
L. S 108 1081 Vox. 1'ac 1UJ 201
SuparTrust. 73 7,'lt 'Jnlon l'ae.. 05J 653
Mo. l'ac 723 732 W Uuloii... 84 S32
N.Y.it N. E. 473 4SJ "ctioleum... BIl SIS
N. Y. Cen...l071 107 Am. Cots'd. 201 203
N. l'ac !!24 32S .Ucu it Top. 3'J W4
do. pfd... 701 H)l Obl.,U.&Q.107,.07S
The Chicago Markets.
wheat. Open Close l'OHK. Open Clostl
May 681 b83 May 13 00 13 00
June.... 8 873 Juuo.... 13 70 13 70
July tCl S0J July .... 13 70 13 70
May 32f 32 May 0 27 0 35
Julc.... 325 323 June.... 0 40 6 40
July 331 3d4 July .... 0 40 6 45
May 24J 243
Jure.... 244 244
Jul) 233 2JJ
IVakhlncton Stock SSxrhnnge.
Bales Regular Call 12 o'clock m.
Kcklngtou aud Soldiers' Homo Jlallroad,
7 at S5. Itlggs Insurance Company, 300 at
0. U. 8. r.Iectrle Light, 10 at 114. Wash
ington Loan and Trust Compaii), 300 at 3.
American Security and Trust Company, 15
Miscellaneous Bonds U. S. Electric
Lights 1st, u's, 100; U. 8. Electric LUrht
2d, C's, 115; V. & G- It. 15. 10-10 O's,
H'03-'2J, 105; V. it O Convertible, O's,
175; Masonic Hall Ass'n, 5s, O 1803, 103;
Wash. Market Co., 1st Mort., O's, 110;
Wasb. Maiket uo., imp., o's, lis; lni'a .s
Seaboard Co., C's, C 1897, ; Wash. Lt.
Infantry. 1st, O's, 1904 10J; Wash. Lt. In
fantry, 2d, 7's, 1904, 100; Wash. Gas Light
Co., &er. A, O's, 120; Wab. Gas Llcht Co.,
Scr. 1), O's, 121; Hygienic Ice Company, 1st
Mott.. Cs, 1021.
National Bank Stocks Dank of Wash
ington, 405; BanUof ltenublic,200; Metro
politan, 255; Central, 230, Second, 185;
Farmers and Mechanics', Ss; Citizens',
107; Columbia, 162, Capital, US; West
Kallroad Stocks Washington and
Georgetown, 275; Metropolitan, 170; Co
lumbia, 70; Capitol and North O Street,
,2; Echiuctou and Soldlct's Homo, 85;
Georgetown aud Tcnuallytowu,491; Urlght
Itisurauco Stocks Firemen's, 41; Frank
lin, 67; Metropolitan, 63; National Union,
01; Arlington, 101; Coicoran, 04, Colum
bia, 18; German-American, 160; l'otomac,
fcb; Biggs, 83; l'eople's f.J.
Title Insurance Stoelcs Iteal F.stato
Title, 125; Columbia Title, 0J; Washington
(las and Electric Light Stocks Washing
ton Gas, 43; Georgetown Gas, 43; U. 8.
Electric Light, 114.
Telephone Stocks Pennsylvania, 23;
Chesapeake and l'otomac, 73; American
Miscellaneous Blocks. Washington Mar
ket Co., 18; Washington Brick Machine
Co., 350; Great Fulls Ico Co., 210; Bull
Hun Panorama Co., 2J; National Sufo De
posit, 230; Washington Safo Deposit, 130;
Washington Loan and Trust Co., 3; Na
tional T) pographlc, 20; Mergeuthaler, 14;
l'neuuiHttc Gun Curriaee, S; Wash. Loan
and Trust Co,, 3); Amcrtcau Security and
Trust Co.. 49; Lincoln Hall, 80; Hygteulc
Ice Co., 40.
ACROSS OLD ATLANTIC.
WHAT THE GOSSIPS OF LONDON
1'nrnell and Gosclion Tho Enellsh
flnvcrnment Disturbed Over tbrt
A Trlcitn Outlook Germany Trylnff
to (let n Foothold.
Londok, April 25. Tho Daily News
says Mr. Pnrncll will not accopt tho pro
posal of Mr, Goschcn because, oven If
tho clauses suggested should bo added
to tho hill, (hero would be no money
left to enable Ibcm to becomo operative.
It Is evident from tho tono of tho
English press generally that tho English
nro very much disturbed over tho now
aspect of nffairs in Africa. They dally
givo token of their perturbation, aud,
though somo of tbo government organs
profess lo minimize tbo African busi
ness and ridicule tho Idea that such a
mild-mannered man as Emln will bo ablo
to supplant English endeavors, yet It Is
plain Hint genuine surprise and alarm
has seized them. Accustomed to llttlo
opposition In colonial aggrandizement,
and that from interior powers, easily
silenced, England cannot reconcile her
self to tho new order of things. It has
come upon her like n shock that nny
plnns lor tlio quiet appropriation of
new territory, though the desired ac
quisition included half a continent,
should receive n sudden and decided
Notwithstanding tho fact that sho hat
long recognized in Germany a colonial
opponent nnd n rival in tlio 'civilizing"
process which calmly takes over the
management of wholo countries on the
pica that civilization demands lt, nml
in splto of tho fact that English writers
havo frequently predicted "just such a
condition of nffnirs as tho present,
England cannot bring herself to bcllovo
that a power llko Germany is about to
enter upon a struggle with her for
supremacy in Africa.
Now the German writers have torn
nway Iho viil of philanthropy which
concealed tho real designs of tho Eng
lish Emin Relief Commission and
shown that tho committee's plans for
relieving Emln included his enrolment
ns n British agent. Tho rage of tho
English press at Emln's ingratitude
knows no bounds. At first this rago
expressed tttelf In plain language,
in which Emln was roundly
denounced, but moro recently they have
sought to conceal this feeling in affect
ing to dcsplso Emiu's ability. It Is
ciiiious that tho ill-feeling between the
two countries should crop out at thi3
time, while their respective presses are
busy cementing the renewed friendship
lectntly established between the young
Kaiser and his grondmother's govern
ment. The latest schemo uracil Is n concrcss
of nil the powers Interested in Africa,
which shall agiee upon a partition of
that continent. Tho proposal is put
foilh by English papeis as the best and
ouly possible amicable arrangement,
nnd neither England nor Germany wilt
bo HKcly to remain idlo while such a
piopositlon is being discussed. Hut
iho i-crnmblo for Afiica having fairly
begun tho strict observance of lespect
ho spheres of inlluence will probably
A Letter Thief Sentenced, "
IxDiAKAroi.is, Ikd., April" .
Jnmes Lankfoid, scs'staat postmaster
nt Sanborn, was sentenced j'cstcrduy to
nj-carin tho penllenliary foi rifling a
registered letter. Somo limo ago a reg
istered letter arrived at the office marked
to contain ij.280. Lankford opened the
package, took out tho money and rc
sealcdlho envelope so well that no evi
dence of its having been tampered with
was possible. Tho money was found in
The Dominion Condemned.
Ottawa, Oxt., Apill 25. ThoMoius-
I tary Times of Toronto, a leading com-
1 mi'Tplnl nnrtpr pnndpmTia tin, Tlnmtntnn
Government for placing duties on agri
cultural products, and sayc such action
invited retaliation on the part of the
United States. The American proposal
to put duties ou such products had not
become law when tho Canadian duties
wcio imposed, and reciprocity in this
class of products might havo been ar
ranged with benefit to both countries.
Toi'iSKA, Kan., April 25. News was
rcrcived here yesterday of tho attempted
assassination of Judge Botklnnt Ulysses,
Grant Countj, last Saturday. It Is re
ported that an attempt was made to
force him to decide a point in the pre
liminary hearing of tho county commis
sioners implicated in the wolf bounty
fiuudbin opposition to his judgment.
Ills refusal resulted iu the attempted
A Child's Narrow Escape.
CiiEtiTEn, Apiil 25. A 21-year-old
child of Washington Pcnnell climbed
nut of a third stoiy window to tho
ioof of a back building yesterday and
was playing there when tho mother ills
coveied lt. When sho went on the
roof after it the youngster ran away
from her and fell over tho edgo to a
brick pavement twenty-five 'feet below.
Tho child was very severely bruised
about tho head nnd body, but mluicu
lously escaped broken bones.
Victoria's Itoarlnc Lion,
Nkwauk, April 25. ltobert Nelson
Hill, who styles himself "Tho Roaring
Lion of Queen Victoria," and who
lives at 71) IVshino nvenue, this city,
has sent a challenge to John L. Sulli
van to meet him In the fistic niena.
Hill is a nephew of Tom Sayers, anil
claims to be willing to box Jackson,
Sullivan or any other slugger.
I'ull from a lled-ltoom Window,
CnnsTEit, April 25. Mrs. II. Fergu
son, an aged woman, residing with her
daughter, Mrs. Harris, walked or fell
out of tho window of her bed-room last
night and received injuries from which
sho died at 11 o'clock this morning.
Sho was seen in her loom at midnight,
and two hours later was found lying lu
A Just Sentence.
Philadelphia, April 25. Henry W.
King, ex-Prefect of tho Institution for
tho Wind, who was convicted of im
moral practices with tho pupils of tlio
Institution, was to-day sentenced to flvo
Mexican Lottery 1'rUos.
Juhkz, Mexico, April 25. Ticket
No. 20,090 drew tho first pilzo of 50.
000, No. -15,280 second, of $10,000, nnd
No. 40,081 drew $5,000 in the Mexican
Local Weather Forecast,
Fvr the DUtrict of Columbia, Kaitem
I'ciiiityU-aiiui, A'fto Jeney, DMaware awl
Mmyt'and, ram; fair Saturday; covir; iiorfA