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22D THSAJR NO. 6,784-.
WASHINGTON, JD. C MONDAY EVENING, AlTUL 28, 1800.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
At tbo lovely NEW Spring Garments
for Hoys and Children that aro displayed
on OUR counters Is enough to causes
every LADY of tasto to ovon FOREGO
tho pleasure of a now bonnet if neces
sary in order to buy ono of tho MANY
pretty styles for ber boy.
Kilt Suits, Jersey Suits, Velvet Suits,
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tbrcc-plcce Short Pants Suits in Tweeds,
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"Worsteds, Reefers, Shirt Waists, Neck
wear, Collars, Cuffs, Underwear,
Hosiery, Suspenders, Gloves and Hand
kerchiefs aro all HERE in ENDLESS
Also a full line of Cutaway, Sack
and Frock Suits for Youths and Young
Men In all tho NEW FABRICS and
of Til H SEASON'S make. All tho now
shades and colors. All at prices that can
NOT bo ArPROAOnED by dealers
who Indulge In slaughter sales.
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909 PA. AVE. N. W.
T11K CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY.
Progress or the Work Illahop Keano's
Ever since Easter tho work of tho
Catholic University has been carried
steadily along. During tho present
month tho Wednesday lecturos aro part
of a course on .the "Great Doctors of
Patriftic History," and are dollvoicd by
ltcv. i. 1. unapcne, u. u., pastoroi st.
Matthew's Church, Washington, who
has considerable reputation as an his
Tho popular course of astronomical
lectures, to which every Friday of tho
foregoing somester was devoted, will
not bo finished beforo tho latter part of
May. Thoy aro glvon by tho Itov.
Georgo M. Searlo, C. St. P., formerly
professor of mathematics In the Naval
Academy, and of astronomy at Harvard
Observatory, who is now connected
with tho Paulist Collego of St. Thomas,
at the University.
In May both of tho present courses
will bo brought to an end, and a course
of lectures on a subject connected with
tho physiology of thought will bo de
livered by a well-known physician of
Now York City, to bo followed in Juno
I)y several archaeological lectures by
one of the leading anthropologists of
Tho University authorities will follow
the custom so worthily Introduced into
tbo English-sneaking world by Oxford
University, of adding to its work In tbo
departments of higher learning, that of
contributing to tho Instruction of tho
pcoplo at largo through such popular
channels as are available- and appro
priate. That something might
bo dono in this lino from tho vory start,
these free public lectuies wero inaugu
rated, and the intention Is to contlnuo
them every year In tho future from
tho beginning to tho end of each
At present they aro held in tho Di
vinity Building, tho only ono yet
erected, but thero will subsequently bo
a very largo ball, probably In tho cen
tral Academic Building, and It Is prob
able that a hall In tho city will also bo
erected for similar uses.
Tho private chapel of JBIshop Keano,
tho rector of tho University, has been
fitted up, during tho past fortnight, at
the cspenso of members of tho Taber
nacle Society of Washington, so that
it is now a gem of its kind. It is dedi
cated to tho Sacred Heart of Jesus, and
everything In it Is in the most porfect
narmuny witn u.is, us uuuirui muuiiin,
Tho walls aro frescoed In dellcato tints,
with embossed p'anels of sllk-velvot of
an old gold color, bearing entwined
flowers in a slightly lighter shado.
"Between tbo panols aro reprosentod
ilnted Doric pilasters, and, at intervals
along tho fricz.o, aro little Haphrclesquo
cheiub heads. Tho door is closed
only by a maroon-colored portiero, and
the carpet and pric-dleux aro of tbo
samo huo, as is tho rich canopy ovor tbo
altar. Abovo tho altar hangs a touch
Jngly beautiful nlcturo of Christ, as Ho
appeared In vision to Blessed Margaret
and Mary Alaconue, thoApostlo of tho
Devotion to tho bacrcd Heart.
Tho stained glass windows for this
chapel havo not yet arrived, hut In each
banns n stained class transparency.
representing respectively Jesus Christ
and tho Madonna ami Child.
Without Objection so I'ar,
Tho Commissioners havo received tho
two bills passed by Congress to amond
tho charter of tho Ecklngton aud
Soldiers' Homo Railway Comyany, and
for tho organization, improvement and
lnolntcnunco of tho National Zoological
Park. Tho bills wore sent by tho
President to tho Commissioners before
signing, to nscertaln If thoy havo any
objections to tho bills as passod. No
objections havo boon heard of thus far.
DISTRICT IN CONGRESS.
THE ROCK CREEK PARK BILL DIS
CUSSED IN THE HOUSE.
Olliflr CnngreMlonal 1'roceoitlngs Tho
Charges Against thn Houso Post
master Mr. Wheat Dorends Himself
rrum Mr. MoCnrd's Attacks,
In tbo Houso to-day tho conference
report on tbo Fremont (Nob.) Public
Uulldlng bill was agreed to. Tho limit
of cost is $00,000.
Tho President's veto message on tbo
bill to allow Ogdcn, Utah, to Increase
Us Indebtedness was laid before tbo
Houso and referred.
Tbo Legislative, Executive, and Judi
cial Appropriation bill was passed with
Tho Houso then went Into Comtnltteo
of tho Whole on tho District of Colum
bia. Tho pending bill was that for tho
establishment of Columbus (Rock
The question was on Mr. Pay
son's amendment providing for a
special assessment upon tbo
property directly benefitted by tbo lo
cation of tho park and tho nsscsamont
to bo made by a commissioner to be
appointed by tho President. Adopted.
The commlltco finally laid tho bill
aBldc with a recommendation that it
pass and took up tbo Bcnnings Bridge
No Clerlis for IMoinbors This Session,
Tho bill reported from tho Committee
on Accounts, several months ago, al
lowing a clerk to each member, other
than a chairman, is still on the calcnd
dar, wbcro it is likely to stay till next
December. A member said to Tub
CniTio reporter to-day that if tho bill
wero called up at this tlmo It would bo
defeated, although a majority of tho
members havo expressed themselves as
willing to voto for tho measure. This
Is the season of tho nominating conven
tion and members aro unwilling to voto
for a bill that would give their oppo
nents an opportunity to chargo extrava
gance. If It wero not for tho yea and
nay vote tho bill would bo passed this
HOUSE POSTMA8TKK WIIISAT.
no Explains at Length tho Charges of
of Mr. McCord.
Affairs wero progressing peacefully
In tho postofllco of tho Houso of Repre
sentatives this moining. Postmaster
Wheat wns seated at his desk as usual
and Mr. McCord, who formulated the
charges published this morning, was at
tho slamp window. An air of constraint
or lestraint pervaded the room, and
conversation, when indulged in at all,
was carried on in subdued tones. Tho
postmaster was frank in his explana
tions, and spoko with an air of sincerity
which spoke well for tho official. Tho
chiugcsnro contained in tho following
We, tho undersigned employes of tlio
House of Representatives postofllco, mako
tho following charges: That J. L, Wheat,
rostmn6tcr of tho House of Representatives
postofllco, has been guilty of gross Irregu
larities in conducting tho hueluoss of tho
said office, to wit, hlsson, Walter R. Wheat,
is receiving tho pay of two positions, whllo
it Is imposslblo for ono uiau to do tho work
connected with those two positions, and, in
consequence, the work falls upon somo other
cmployo or employes In the olllce; that many
newspapers, periodicals, pamphlets, circu
lars, and ether publications addressed to
members, cx-metnhers. and employes, havo
been thiown in tho waste-paper baskot every
day; that W. R. heat has boon guilty of
opening at least ouo sealed and postage-
Jiairt letter addressed to a member, and J.
j. Wheat was awaro of tho fact within au
hour after it was done; that ho has com
pelled, through fear of dismissal, tho routo
men, to tbo number of thrco, each week to
do work entirely foreign to their regular
work, viz., ono in tbo postofllco to do work
wlilch bis eon should do, and two to do
document-room work, which should not bo
done by any cmployo of tho postofllco. We
bellovothat J. L. Wheat receives pay from
tho document room for this work. Wo fur
ther chargo that bo has shamefully Imposed
upon us in many ways; that bo Is subject to
violent outbursts of temper, is arrogant,
tyrannical, despotic, ovcrboarlng, and in
sulting; that, iu our judgment, he is en
tirely unfitted In every way for tbo position
ho occupies, lacking dignity, executive
ability, and a proper sense of justice. In
conclusion, wo wish to say that tho om
ployes of tho Houeo of Representatives
fostoffico aro poormenondhavostood tboso
mpositlons and insults simply because thoy
could not a fiord to loso their positions
about half of them being married men.
Slost of us resigned good-paying positions,
which wo cannot return to, to accept a po
sition in tho Houso of Representatives post
olllce. Wo urgently ask that an investiga
tion bo made at onco into tbo official conduct
of J. L. Wheat, postmaster of tbo House of
Representatives. . ,
C. J. McConn and fivo others.
Tho gravest accusation of all these
appears to bo tho ono charging tbo
postmaster's son with drawing two
salaries. Tbo explanation Is simple
and ns follows:
Tho postmaster discharged ono of
his employes lor inelllclency. Going
to tbo member of Congress who bad
recommended him ho told him what
had been done and asked him to namo
somebody che. Tho member did so,
but as It would require somo
time for tho now man to get
here it necessitated a temporary appoint
ment, which was made. Tho tem
porary oppointeo knew nothing of tbo
duties he was to perform, so he engaged
young Mr. Wheat as a substitute, his
duties in tho ofllco ending wheu tho
others outside of tbo ofllco began. It is
claimed by both tbo postmastor and tho
young man that tho work on tho routo
was faithfully dono aud that the work in
tho olllco was not neglected. Another
similar caso occurred and young Mr.
"Wheat nctcd as a substitute in that, but
at tho time tho abovo letter was written
(last Saturday) tho new regular man had
arrived, been sworn in and was per
forming tbo duties.
Tho charge concerning tho non-do-llvery
of nowspapcra. circulars, etc., to
members Is explained by tho postmaster
on the ground that tho members them
hers themselves object to having their
malls encumbered with such stuff.
"When such matter comes to persons not
in tho city it cannot bo forwardod, tho
postmaster says, ana so goes into mo
Tho charge that three routo men wero
compelled to do additional work is ex
plained by tbo Postmaster Iu this wiso:
Tho man alleged to bo detailed to
do work young Wheat should
do does work Mr. McCord for
racily did, but which ho
was relieved from to glvo all bis tlmo
lothosaloof stamps and tbo caro of
registered matter. Tho two men al
leged to ho doing documont room work
aro detailed to tako to tho City Post
ofllco tho extra books and other
public documents which accumulate
during tbo day beyond tho capacity of
ono wagon to haul, anothor wagon be
ing brought into sorvlco. All tbo em
ployes in tho ofllco, tbo postmaster says,
tako turns about at this work and It
is but slight addition to tholr other
Tho Tostmastor says thero ought to
bo two additional men on llio fonv, but
ho has been advised by tho Committee
on Accounts to get along with tho pros
cnt force and ho Is doing It. Of course
no pay is received from tho document
room for this work, tho Postmaster
snys, as It Is strictly postolllco work.
As to tbo oponlng of a scaled and
stamped cnvolopo addressed to Mr.
Cowlcs, which young Mr. Wheat
opened, It is claimed by both liltmelf
and tbo Postmaster that ho has
oiders from Mr. Cowlcs to put
in his box nothing except letters anil
bis homo papers. As this envelope evi
dently contained printed matter it was
stopped and opened. Its contents wero
an ndvcttlscment printed in cardboard.
Mr. Cowles, it Is claimed, said ho had
Mr. McCord said ho had nothing fur
ther to say at present. Ho would
slmjily add that ho had
made no chargo which would
not bo proven upon Investigation. Tho
names of tboso joining him in making
tbo charges wero not ready to bo made
public. Thoy would become known on
A NKW PRINTING OFFICE.
Tho Committee or Congress Favorable
What I'ulillo Printer Palmer Bays.
Chairman Russoll of the Houso Com
tnltteo on Printing will soon Introduco
n bill to appoint a commission to dovlso
plans and specifications and to select a
sito for tho erection of a handsomo
building for thouso of tho Qovornmcnt
Printing Ofll co. Tho present building
Is a veritable death-trap and totally un
fit for its present use. It was never
intended for a mnmraouth printing es
tablishment such as it has grown to be,
and its present slzo has been attained by
enlarging tho building from time to
time. Tbo Senate and Houso Commit
tees on Printing havo agreed that a now
building is imperatively demanded, but
they havo delayed action on account of
other legislation that has bad tho right
of way. A CniTio reporter called at
tho Printing Ofllco Saturday and had a
talk with Public Printer Palmer about
the necessity for a now building. Said
tho Public Printer:
"No ono will deny that a now build
ing should bo built. This structure
contains somo of tho most vahublo
documents and records of tho Govern
ment, the loss of which could novcr bo
replaced. Tho groatest regard for llfq
and limb is exercised in tho building,
but I should not llko to think of the
result that would follow a flro. Tho
Senators and Members tell mo thoy
know it thnt Congress should provide
for a fire-proof building especially con
structed for the uso of n printing ofllce.
You know only ono half of this build
ing is llre-proot. Mho appointment 01
a commission to deal with tbo matter
would, in my judgment, bo just tbo
thing, and it would be economy to havo
tho question settled as soon as possible.
Such a new building would add greatly
to tbo city. Tho work of tho ofllco in
creases every week, and the result is wo
aro crowded for space. I cannot say
whether Congress will mako an appro
priation for a new building this session
or not, but I hope so, aud I feel that
when tho Houso takes up the question
it will go through with a good major
ity." INTERSTATE COMMERCE DECI8ION
Froo Cartage Caso Docldcd
Favor or Complulnants.
Tho Interstate Commerco Commis
sion has decided tho caso of Stone and
CaiUn against tho Dctiolt, Grand
Haven and Milwaukee Hallway Com
pany in favor of complainants. Tho
main opinion was written by Chairman
Cooley, Commissioners Morrison and
Schoonmaker concurring and express
ing additional viows, and a dissenting
opinion was filed by Commissioner
This case involves tho question of
the lawfulness of free cartago of freights
by railroad companies to and from ono
station on their lines and shippers' places
of business, when such free cartago isnot
given to shippers at another station on
tho same lino taking tho samo grouped
rate. Tho Commission rules (hat the
practice is In effect tho giving of are
bato from tho regular published tariff
rate, and, In this case, also violated the
long and shoit haul clause of tholaw
by making tbo chargo for the shorter
dlstanco to Ionia, Michigan, greater
than to Grand Rnpids, Michigan, tbo
longer distance. The railroad company
Is ordered to ccaso and de3lst from
making such free cartago at Grand
THE ATHENIANS OF GEORGIA
Urop Tholr Itoycott Against Wnna
m nil er nnd co to Petitioning.
A numerously-signed petition from
tho citizens and businessmen of Athens,
Gn., has reached Postmaster-General
Wnnamakcr, praying that tho appoint
ment of Madison Davis to tho postofllco
In that city bo withdrawn. Davis is a
colmcd politician, aud tho petitioners
allege that ho is both illltorato and
untrustworthy. Athens is a town of
10,000 inhabitants, , and is tbo scat
of tho State University, besides tho
centre of a largo trade, retail and
wholesale. Among other complaints
set forth In tho petition Is ono to tbo
effect that every railroad mail agent
on tho roads controlug in upon Athens
Is a negro, nnd that Davis' appoint
ment will practically surrendor tho
wholo postal'scrvlco of tho city into tho
hands of that raco.
It will bo recalled that, at tho tlmo
this Davis nomination was announced,
that tho merchants of Athens resolved
on a boycott on Wanamakcr's goods,
nnd other Southern towns, who wero
threatened with similar appointments,
wero not slow to tako tbclr cuo from
this action on tho part of tho Athens
deadlock. Tho appointment has bung
so long in tho Senate committee that it
appears tbo Athenians havo dropped
the boycott Idea and adopted tho moro
sensible ono of appeal.
WANTED TO GO DOWN.
A I.nzy IJaltlmnroan Who r.ongod for
Andrew Morris, a poorly-clad but
rather intelligent-looking man, went to
tbo Fourth Precinct station yesterday
and asked to bo sent to the workbouso.
Ho was brought to tho Police Court
this morning, and Officer Sturhouse ex
plained that bo was vory anxious to go
down for n long or a short term, ho did
not rare which.
"Whero do you live?" asked the
"In Baltimore, your Honor."
"Well, you had bettor bo getting
thero just as fast ns you can. People
who aro so anxious to go tho workbouso
at the expense of tho District look sus
picious." Morris walked out of tho court room
at a gait that convoyed tho impression
Hint bo would not stop until ho got to
lUltlmnro, and that tho trip would bo
mudo in a short space of tlmo.
A STRIKE THREATENED.
WASHINGTON WORKMEN WANT AN
Tho Kircrvoscont SituationTalks With
Ilosscs nml Workers I.nhor Trou
ble Eluewhoro 4,000 Stoolt-Yarcl
Employes to Strike,
A man with a modest little badgo on
tho lapel of his coat, bearing In whtto
enamel simply tho llguro "8," entered
Into nn earnest discussion this afternoon
ith some of tho workmen at tho now
stiucturo which Is going up at
the corner of Eleventh and G streets.
The whllo flguio "8" indicated that tbo
man wns In tho eight-hour movement
for keeps. Indeed bo was discussing
that very matter when a Crime
reporter camo up. This movement
Is "on" here, and it is currently
reported that all the building trades,
but principally tlio bricklayers, carpen
ters, and plasterers, will demand on May
1 that thereafter eight hours bo consti
tuted a day's labor. Should there bo a
refusal to accede fo these terms on tho
part of tho employers, then It Is said a
general striko will bo ordered through
out tho District.
A demand of this sort was mado to
Chairman Fanning of tho labor com
mlltco of tbo Building Exchnngo somo
tlmo sinco nnd tho matter has been held
in abeyance, It was submitted to tho
exchange at tho time, but no dcflnlto
action has as yet been agreed upon.
Tho saws of tho carpenters wero
buzzing right merrily and tho brick
layers' trowels clanging cheerily in sev
eral buildings visited by a CniTio re
porter to-day, but when the men wero
asked about tho proposed striko thoy
only looked wiso and gavo ovaslvo
answers. Their manner, however, be
tokened that thero was something In the
Ono of tho knights of tho trowel did
say that thoy wanted eight hours nnd
Hint tho demand was only fair and
"Look at tho Government clerks and
mechanics," he said. "They only work
six nnd soven and "eight hours. Why
.aro they entitlcd'to any moro consider
ation than wo are? uur eyes aro turned
towards tbo "West. "We aro watching
tho great building striko In Chicago,
and I can say that as goes Chicago, so
goes tho whole country."
Mr. G. II. Furton of 1100 K street,
one of the largest building contractors
In tho city, said thn men gavo notice
somo limo ago that there would bo
a demand or strike for eight
hours and ho believes that
a majority of tho employers will
grant the request for tho reduction of
time nsked. Ho docs not bellevo. how
ever, that tho men should demand nino
or ten houis' pay for eight hours'
"Tho Government only works its
men eight hours," he said, "anil the
men in private employ want tho same.
Olhcrwlso wo could not keep men
when there Is a Government demand
for them. They would leave us for the
Government job I thlnit the matter can
bo amicably arranged, and hopo so, for
this is tho practical beginning ot tuo
building season and a striko would
work great damage at this time. I
think if tho Chicago striko Is success
ful eight-hour strikes will bo inaugu
rated all over tho country. Tho Wash
ington men may wait for tho Chicago
Tbo organized carpenters will hold
a meeting this evening at their hall,
corner of Seventh and L streets north
west, and It is said that important ac
tion will bo taken in rcferenco to the
"Tho Hod-Carriers' Union will go
with tho bricklayers," said a member
of that organization this afternoon.
""Wo all want eight hours and I bellovo
we will get It."
Tbo bricklayers now receive 4.50 for
nino hours' work, and tho proposition of
certain bosses to allow eight hours and
rcduco the pay to l will not, It is said,
be accepted. Tho men appear to want
eight hours and no reduction, nnd thoy,
somo oi tucm, say tuey win buck
OTHER I.A110K TltODIlI.lIS,
Tho Situation In Chicago, Now Eng
land a nil Eluowuoro.
Chicago, April 28. It is now practi
cally certain that the employes of tho
Union Stock Yards will go on a strike
to tho number of about 4,000 May 1.
It has been nrranged by tbo men to go
out Thursday morning unless tho
packers sound tho whistles for com
mencing and quitting work at 8
a. m. and 4:30 p. m. on Wednes
day, lhu3 indicating tho acceptanco
of tbo eight-hour day ond tho other
lerins demanded. The employers are
still refusing tho terms asked by tbo
employes and have for two weeks
been preparing for tho Inevitable
by tilling up their cooling-houses In
New York, Baltimore and Bostou
with fresli beef. Tho packers do not
e.spress themselves ns very strongly op
posed to the eight-hour- day, but thoy
refuse positively to engage men who
aro not held under some penalty of for
feiture of salary against quitting work
without giving at least ten days' notice.
The members of tho Master Carpen
ters' and Builders' Association will to
day present to Mayor Cregler a written
demand for police protection. Thoy
declare that If this is not furnished, so
that thoy can omploy tho non-union
workmen who stand ready to go to
work, they will mako an appeal to
Governor Fifcr within a day or two,
slnco they claim that thoro aro
moro non-union men In tho city than
would suffice for them to finish tbo
contracts which have been delayed for
tbo last thrco weeks and on which thoy
would probably suffer heavy loss by
forfeits should a deal bo mado between
tho strlkors und tbo now association.
Boston, April 28. This morning tho
Globe publishes an nrticlo showing tho
situation iu New England regarding
tho labor demonstration to tako place
Mav 1. It savs that Boston and Worces
ter will bo tho main battlo Grounds for
tho State, iu both of which tho con
test will bo for a working day of eight
hours. Tho greater part of tho 0,000
caipcnters employed In Boston will
striko for eight hours, but
they mako no demand for an incrcaso
in tbo hour rato of wages. They bo
llovo that a decreaso in hours will causo
an Incrcaso in wages accordlug to tho
law of supply and demand. Tho car
peutcrs aio so woll organized all through
New England, and oven tho Canadian
provinces, that thoro is little fear of out
side carpenters coming hero to tako their
It Is said that in "Worcester, tho wint
ers, plumbers, and slators will ask for
nino hours, with tho samo pay thoy now
get for ten hours worlc.
Norcross Bros, and Darling Bros,
have announced that thoy will adopt
nine hours May 1 for carpenters and
their mill hands and othor In-door
workmen, In nino other cltlos In this
State tho workingmon demand a work-
lug day of nine hours. In sovcral
cities tho plumbers, bricklayers
nnd masons will demand nino hours.
The quarrymen nnd grantto cuttere in
Quiney will probably strike, as tho
bosses, whllo willing to grab tho nine
hour system, will not ngrco to tho price
per hour demanded by tho workmen.
Strikes aro expected nmong tho granito
cutters at Westerly, R. I.: Concord, N.
II. j and Hallowcll, Mo Tho mechanics
at Portsmouth, N. II , and tho carpen
ters at Portland and Lowiston, Mo., do
mand nine hours.
Nabiiau, N. II April 28. Jackson
& Co.'s mills wero started up to-day.
Nearly 800 men returned to work at tho
same schedule of prices that existed be
foio tho strike.
Mahanoy Plank, Pa., April 28.
Operations will bo suspended to mor
tow for an Indefinite period nt tho Buck
Mountain colliery nt Buck Mountain
nnd the Mlddlo Lehigh colliery at New
Boston. Four hundred men will bo
forced into Idleness.
PouoiiKKUrsin, N. Y., April 28.
There was n largely-attended mooting
here yesterday of cmuloyes of all por
tions of tho Central Hudson Railroad,
but nothing could bo learned of tholr
proceedings. It was intimated by somo
of tbo delegates that no decisive action
of any kind was taken.
SIGNING THE TREATY.
Tho Crowning Art of tho I'lin-Amerl
The representatives of about ten of
tho American nations signed tho arbi
tration agreement recommended by tbo
Pan-American Confcrcnco at tho State
Among the nations which signed tbo
treaty wero Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia,
Ecuador, Guatemala, Salvador and Hon
duras. The ministers resident of these
countries, to'the number of about ten,
gathered togother In Mr. Blaine's ofllco
this morning and exchanged treaties.
This arbitration treaty is tho ono tho
form of which was agreed to In tho
Pan-American Conference nnd recom
mended to tho various countries
represented in tho conference
It could not bo adopted
by tho representatives of these countries
In this country, but was referred by
them to their homo governments, which
havo authorized their ministers to tho
United States to meet in "Washington
and sign for them.
It is believed that all of tho countries
in the conference will sign eventually.
This is tho crowning act In tho confer
ence, as (his was the principal business
for which tho conference was called.
This Delightful Resort, Moro Uouiltl
fnl Tlmn Ever, Opens To-Day,
In the two hundred years which have
elapsed since it became a homo of tho
white man tho old manorial mansion
and estate known as Marshall Hall,
lying on the Maryland shore of tho
Potomac, almost directly opposite to
Mount Vernon, novcr looked moro
beautiful than it does to-dny. It is
bravo with paint and gay with color as
it lies beneath tho clear, brilliant sun
shlno of this crisp April ntmosphere.
Colonel McKlbbcn and Captain Blake
havo spared neither troublo nor money
to supply whatever was needed to bring
about a result so pleasing. Since these
gentlemen have taken possession of
Maishall Hall it has advanced to tho
flrsjt placo among our near by river ro
sortB. Last season no one was able to
find fault with either tbo arrangements
or management of tho Hall. But tho
owucis concluded tbey could do oven
better, and thoy have succeeded in beau
tifying aud adorning tho dclighful place
in tho most charming way.
And wheu they get their new boat,
tho McAllister, limning, which will be
about May 10, nothing will bo lacking
to mako Marshall Hall oven moro a
favurilo for a day's outing than it now
is. Tho new boat will add spoed to tho
comfort, safety and good order which
have been pleasant features In the man
agement of tho Corcoran. Tho Hall
will bo this year a resort for ladies and
children becauso of the added beauty
of tho placo and tbo sense of soeurlty
which prevails where Colonel Mc
Klbbcn nnd Captain Blake command.
As to the epicure, it is only needed to
remark that the planked shad aro moro
delicious than over and tho best vint
ages of tho world aro loprcsented in
i.CRAl'" AND THE RAZOR.
A Colored Man Ilailly Slashed Whllo
iShoolin' do Uonos."
On Sunday evening about 0 o'clock
a crowd of colored men wero engaged
ina "crap" game in Singer's alley.
Some time during the game ono of tho
"boue-shootois," named Casey Brooks,
fathered in a quarter belonging to nn
unknown colored man. A tussle en
sued and tbo unknown man resorted to
tbo uso of a razor. Brooks was quito
badly cut, and started towaid home to
havo his cuts dressed wbcro Olllcers
Rcdgrnvo and Hanley found him with
blood streaming down his face. Thoy
took him to tho Third Precinct station,
whero ho was held pending an investi
gation. His assailant will probably bo
anestcd to-day, and Brooks has fur
nished collateral for his appearance.
JOHNSON ON IUS MUSCLE.
He Raids n House ltefore Starting for
Emanuel Johnson declared his in
tention on Saturday of going to North
Carolina, but beforo goin ho proposed
to clean out "tbo gang" in Warner
Johnson's shanty on East Market
Space. Ho broko in tho door of tho
place and kicked ouo of the inmates,
Ida Jackson, nnd also assaulted au-
other named Ada Jackson. Ollleer
Cotter, hearing tho row, went to tbo
houso, interfered with the cleaning
out process nnd arrested Johusou. Ho
was arraigned in tlto Police Court to
day uud will have to spend n short
time In tbo workbouso beforo going to
Noi Hi Carol In it.
Kicking AgalUBt (tnav's Choice.
Carlisle, April 28. A great stir has
been caused in tbo Republican circles
In Shlppensburg over tho appointment
of Frank E. Hollar, a Quay lieutenant,
as postmaster of that placo. The busi
ness men nnd tho old soldiers were
solidly for Editor Wmrner, of tlio Ship
pensburje Neca, who is an old soldior
and nn active worker In tbo Republican
parly, ami mere aro muuonugs oi nn
Impending storm that threatens to prove
disastrous to tho Quay briirado at tbo
Millions of Herring.
Repoits received hero from Chesa
peake Bay state that millions of her
ring are coming in from sea. Their
courso is marked by great flocks of fish
eating birds hovering overhead. Tbo
outlook is that tho catch of herring in
tho Potomao tLls year will bo larger
than for mony years past. Ono roport
says tho river will be "fairly choked up
CRIME AIND CASUALTY.
TALES CONCERNING DOTH TOLD IN
Italian Kicked to Death A Cnal
Huron Klnkeil Into thn Gutter
mother anil Tli rnii Children In n
I'lrc Other Hautionlngs,
Boston, April 28. On October fi,
18b0. Joseph Cardlllo, a boss of Italian
u oil; men, died nt Bolton, Mass. His
flcillMMis allrlbuted to n kick from a
horse. An Italian doctor examined tho
body and brenmo convinced that ho was
mutdered. John Cardlllo, a brotbor of
the dead man, has been Investigating
the matter. It appears that Joseph,
while working at Merrimnc, a year ago,
boaided with an Irishman, with whoso
wlto ho becamo criminally intimate.
The busband, although ovidontly
nwaro of the stata of
affairs, did not object. Joseph gavo
nearly nil tho money bo earned to tbo
woman. After leaving Merrlmac Jo
seph went to AVakclleld to work and
was followed by tbo Irishman and his
wife, tho mnn demanding money from
Joseph through Ills wife. Tho pair
remained in "Wakefield nnd Joseph
threw up his job in order to get rid of
them, no went to Aiarutciieau, uut
tbey followed him thero and ho went to
Bolton, where ho got work on a farm.
On October 4 tho husband nnd wlfo
came to sco him and tho following day
bis dead body was found In a field. Tbo
matter will bo placed In tho hands of
A I'EAltFUI. FIU1S.
Mother and Three Children In a Fiery
Milwaukki:, Wis., April 28. Fire
started In n small two-story frame
building this morning at tho corner of
State and Fifth streets, tho lower part
of which was occupied by Robort Vlr
tcl's grocery nnd the upper part as living
rooms. Tho houso was soon enveloped
in flames and several minutes passed
before a ladder could be found and
placed against tho window to rcscuo
Mrs. Virtel and her thrco children.
Before tho ladder could be raised Mrs.
Virtel, with ono child in her arms,
jumped to tho ground. It was then
learned that two other children woro
still in tbo building and a man, dash
ing up tho ladder, succeeded In drag
Ing out one of tbo little girls.
Then ouo of tho firemen went up and
managed to get tho youngest child, who
was horribly burned. The mother was
bndly burned and sustained painful In
tel nal injuries by her jump. It is
thought tliit none of tho injured will
ti cover. Mrs. Virlel's husband is at
picrent on a visit to St. Imls.
At noon it was stated at tbo Emergency
llospiial, where the family of Robeil
Vlr lei were taken, that the 8-year-old
daughter wos so badly burned that she
will die, but tbo mother and the other
children, though severely binned, will
MARRIED A SERVANT GIIII,.
A Coal Unrein Kicked into tho Guttor
New Youk, April 28. A special to
the 11'orW from Wllkcsbarrc, Pa. says:
Tbo Shoemaker family Is one of tbo
oldest and wealthiest in tho anthracite
coal regions. Their annual iucomo
from coal royalties nlono reaches a
quarter of a million dollars. Ono mem
ber of tbo family Is McDonald D.
Shoemaker, whoso income is about
20,100 a year. Ho is about 110 years
of age. Until very recently it had
been understood that McDonald was to
wed n daughter of one of tbo wealthiest
men heie. Suddenly tho young man
changed his mind, aud declared that ho
would marry a poor girl ono who could
assist him " in caso of adversity, nis
relatives wero very indignant when they
learned of McDonald's' Intentions, and
even went so far as to petition tho court
to inquire into tho young man s sanity.
IIo was determined, however, and ono
day last week bo took a train for Elmira,
in company with Annio Lawrence, a
young woman who had formerly been
employed as a housekeeper. AtElmlra
tbey wero quietly married.
On Saturday Shoemaker returned
with bis brido to "Wllkosbarro, intend
ing to install bis wifo Into his mother's
house. His undo, John Hariower, was
in waiting, and as soon as tho bridal
couple put in an appearance narrower
threw their baggago into the street, and
when Shoemaker attempted to enter tho
houso tho uncle knocked him down,
blackened his eyes nnd kicked him Into
the gutter. Shoemaker has since had
his undo arrested. There is groat ex
citement over the matter In aristocratic
TJIOS, KIMIIEK'S DISAlTEARANCi:.
Detectives Nay 11 win Murdered or
MoNTiir.AL, April 23. Tho disap
pearance of Thomas Kimbar, tho Eng
lish tourist from tho Grand Central
lintel here, Is still a mystery. Thero Is
no cluo as to bis whereabouts. It will
be lcmcmbored that a pool of blood was
found in tbo room ho had occupied and
that tho wall and bed-clothes wero
spattered with blood. Tho theory of
tbo detectives Is that Kimbar cither at
tempted sulcido in his bedroom and
failing to accomplish his end, rushed
madly down to tho canal aud ended his
life by drowning, or that ho lias been
tbo victim of somo scoundrel of tho
litircbell type, who murdered him for
tho purpose of robbery.
A TEUItim.K AI'EAIR.
Tho Remains of u Young Man Strewn
Along tlio Track.
Cincinnati, April 28. Tho remains
of a young man, about 17 years of ago,
hmribly mangled nnd strown along the
track of tho Cbesapeako and Ohio
Railroad, wero picked up by tho crow
of passenger train No. 1, opposito Coney
Island, tills moining aud brought to
Newport. Tho garments of tho victim
wero of good material nnd of lccent
purchase. A letter found in tho dead
man's pocket was addressed lo
Stephenson, Ripley, Ohio.
A SEI.r-CONEESSED DEFAULTER.
A l'liutolllce OUlclal Who Rohliod the
TnnNTON, N. J., April 28. A young
man, well dressed, carrying a goiu
headed cane, hurried into tho "Windsor
Hotel, this city, late Saturday night,
nnd oxcltedly asked for Llmlsay Rowo,
United Stales Commissioner nnd clork
of tho United States District Court. Tho
young man was Caspor Soer, chlof of
UJU lliuuu uiuui lli;jmi!uii:iii in iiuwunv
postofllco, and his object In seeking Mr.
ltowo was to confess that ho was a de
faulter nnd surrender himself.
Accoullng to Socr's statomont ho had
bten for n long tlmo stoallng tho monoy
of tho ofllco to pay debts Which, ho had
contracted before his appointment. Ho
toiilliuiul lo steal, and It wns ills belief
that ho had taken $5,000 altogether. Ho
was unnblo to say how it was that tbo
Inspcctois from Washington never do
iretcd his crime. He had either lo
"doctor" Ids cash book or neglect to
mako entries nltogcthcr. Ills accounts
had frequently been passed on nnd pro
Commissioner Rowo held tho young
man n prisoner in tho hotel nnd tele
graphed for Postmaster Conklln.
Yesterday ho was given a formal hear
ing nnd committed to tho county jail
hero in default of $10,000 ball. Ho
repealed tho story of his theft on tho
witness-stand, and if ho docs not deny
It lie will bo arraigned before Judge
Green next week ami sentenced.
DESERTED HIS WIFE.
A One-Tlme Newspaper Correspondent
Skip's from May's Landing.
May's Lanimno, N. J., April 28.
Charles M. Blakcsloy, n shrewd Yankee,
camo to this city sovcral years ago nnd
got work in tho cotton mills. Ho was
not long gaining tho confidence of tho
entire population. During his idlo tlmo
ho acted as correspondent for several
New York nnd Philadelphia dally
papers, and this, togclhcrwith his other
labors, brought htm a respectable salary.
JNot long nttcr his arrival no won the
affections of Miss Annie Guff and af
ter three weeks' courtship they wero
married. Things went smoothly for
only a few months, when tho young
mnn began to dnbblo in politics and to
develop convivial habits. From this
lime on bo kept getting worso nnd
worse, until ho began to get in debt.
He borrowed money, but seeing that
there was no chance to Tclurn It
skipped tho town, leaving his wlfo aud
Ho remained away nearly a year,
when to tho surprise of everyone here
ho returned, only to do worso. He Im
mediately began his correspondence
for tbo papers again, and instead of
paying his bills with the money ho re
ceived he spent most of It for drink.
lie visited Egg Harbor City often
and It was learned that bo beat quite a
number of the Germans of that place
out of considerable money. Ho did the
same here, and it Is stated was handed
several hundred dollars by tho residents
of McKeo City to deposit In the bank
With this and other money ho again
left the town a day or two ngo, desert
ing his wifo nnd child. Ofllcers are
now looking after him.
A Disorderly Congregation,
Nai'IEHVim.e, III., April 28. The
ftc'ions of the Evangelical Church
tboso who favor and those who oppose
Bishop Esher wero so disorderly yes
teiday nt the Brick Chursh thai the
police had to disperse the assemblage.
EIGHTY MILKS AN HOUR.
Tcrilhlo Accident to nn Incoming
Staunton, Va., April 28. Tho
"Washington express train on tho Chesa
peake and Ohio Railroad became un
manageable wbilo descending n grade
this morning and rushed into
Staunton at the rata ot eighty
miles on hour. Tho depot
loof was carried away and a sleeper
thrown on its side. The "Pearl of
Pckln" theatrical corapauy, bound for
Raltimorc, was in tho latter. Miss
Myitle Knott of the compauy was
killed, Miss Edith Miller's leg broken
nnd others injured.
FINANCIAL AMI COMMERCIAL.
Now Vorli Stooks.
The following are the prices of tho Now
York and Chicago maikctsas renorted by
special wire to C. T. Havenncr & Co., Room
it Atlantic mnmiuc:
STOCKS. Open 2.110
Chicago Gas 40J 4S
Can. South. 501 .3
NatLeudTst 10! VJ1
1)., L. A W.l-ili'-KU
Del. A IlwUfiS 1GU
STOOKS. Owi 2.S0
Northwest ..114 '.1 IJ
?. SI. 8. 8... 423 ,21
Scmlng 42 131
Erie '-'SI T
Y. l't. M-Jl
Jersoy Cen C, It I.fc l'ae 01S
L. A N N)3 flOl St. Paul.
L. S lC'Jj 1091 "Vox. l'ac
bugnr Trust. 74 74 Vnlon l'ac..
Mo. l'ac 74 741 W. Union...
N.Y.& N. E. 4SJ 483 Mroleum...
N. Y. Con...lOS :0S Am. Cots'd.
N. l'ac 321 323
do. pfd... 70 70S
itch & Tot). 3'JJ
Tho Chicago MnrbotH.
Optn Close roiiK. Open
13 00 13 00
3JI July ,
YB8hlnqton Stock Exchange.
Snlcs Itcgulnr Call 12 o'clock m.
II. 8. Electric Light 2Js, 1,000 at 1101;
$1,000 at i:Gl. Washington ami George
town Kallroad Cou. Cs, $2,500 at 1D0.
Washington Light Infantry, 2d, $1,500 at
J021; $200 at 102. Metropolitan Hank, 11
at 2U0; 10 at 2001. firemen's Insurance,
CO at 40J. Georgetown fins, 8 at 53. Chesa
pcitko and 1'otomae Telephono, 20 at 72;
10 at 711.
Sllsccllancous Bonds U. S. Electric
Lights 1st, 0's, 100; U. S. Electric Light
Stl.O's, 115; W. & G. It. K. 10-10 0's,
K'03-'23, 105; W. it G Convertible, C'a,
175; Stasonlc Hall Ass'n, 5's, C 1S93, 10S;
Wash. Slarket Co., 1st Slort., 0's, 110;
Wash. Market Co., Imp., 0's, IIS; InlM it
Seaboard Co., G's, C JS07, : Wash. Lt.
Infantry, 1st, G'e, 1004 1031; Wash. Lt. In
fantry, 2d, 7's, 1004, 1001; Wash. Gas Light
Co., Ser. A, Cs, 121; Wash. Gas Light Co.,
Per. B, G'e, 122; Hygienic Ice Company, 1st
Slort., Cs, 102.
National Bank Stocks Bank ot Wash
ington, 405; Hank otllepuhllc, 255; Slctro
nolltan, 255; Central, 2S0, Secoud, 185;
Farmers and Mechanics', 18S: Citizens',
107; Columbia, 1625; Capital, 118; West
itallroad Stocks Washington and
Georgetown, 275; Sletiopolltan, 170; Co
lumbia, 70; Capitol and North O Streot,
72; EcKlugtou and Soldier's Home, 85;
Georgetown and Tcnnalljtown.lOj; Bright
Iii6uranco Stocks Firemen's, 40$; Frank
lin, 57; Metropolitan, 81; National Union,
201; Arlington, 185, Coicoran, 01; Colum
bia, 18; Gurnian-Amcrlcan, ISO; Potomac,
bO; lllggs, 0; l'coplo's 5 j.
Title Insurance Stocks Real Estate
Title, 125; Columbia Title, tif, Washington
Gas ami Electric Light Stocks Washing
tou Gas, 431; Georgetown Gas, 50; U. a.
Electric Light, 114.
Telephone Stocks Pennsylvania, 25;
Cbrsapcako aud Potomac, 71; American
llanoous Stocks. Washington Mar
ket Co., IS; Washington Brick Machine
Co., 325; Great Falls leo Co., 212; Hull
linn Panorama Co., 23; National Safe De
posit, 230; afcbingtou Safe Deposit, 130;
Washington Loan anil Trust Co., 33; Na
tional Tjpographlc, 95; Stergonthaler. 14;
Pneumatic Gun Carriage, 1; Wash. Loan
ami Trust Co., 38; American Security and
Trust Co.. 40; Lincoln Hall, 80; Hygienic
leo Co., 40.
To Ho Hanged Next Erltlay.
Rcnjamlu Hawkins and Lewis
"W.Hliams, colored, will both bo hanged
at tbo jail noxt Friday, unless tho
President interferes. Tho District
Supremo Court afllrmcd tho sentenco
and refused a iicw trial,
BUCKET SHOPS BULLED.
LOCAL STOCK BROKERS SUSPEND
Due to n Smldon Rlso In Stocks nail
tho Fnllnrii of Now York nml
I'lttshurg Firms Relieved to lis
There is mourning to day among the
speculators who patronize Washington
bucket shops, for, with tho exception of
two of tho brokeis' establishments, they
hnvo censed business. Whothcr this
suspension Is only temporary or not is
tho question that Is ngitnting tho mind
of the unlucky individual who expected
to garner a harvest from tho unexpected
rise in the stock market. It was this
rise that brought about the crisis
and has forced tho brokew to the wall.
Tbo rlso was so sudden nnd unexpected
that tbo larger houses had no time to
get out safely, and tbey carried the
smaller ones who traded with them into
tbo financial consomme.
Thcp&tionsof these places, and their
names are legion, nro hanging around
tho outer doors nnd vainly endeavoring
to And out when they will be nblo to
get back some of tho money they havo
invested. They aio satisfied to lot tbo
profits they would have made go If they
wero able to get back even a propor
tion of the original investment, but
tbey aro met with disappointment on
this score. The brokers are not paying;
each other, and It Is not unreasonable
to believe they would pay the public
that has been paying tbo piper in tho
last slock raid. 'Neither the bulls nor
the bears aro happy, but tho latter have
tbo consolation of being losers without
prospects, while the bulls did win, anil
yet because of that fact aro deprived of
The failures were causod by that of
the big New York fitin of Owen,
"Wright & Co. and that of a largo Pitts
burg firm with which most of the local
dealers had connections. In addition
to this most of tbo New York bucket
shops "laid down" on tho market and
refused to make their payments.
The general feeling this afternoon
was that the local brokers would get
out all right and be nblo to resume
within a day or so. "Whether they will
or not remains to be seen, but at all
events tbo speculators havo been given
a scare they will not soon forget.
The brokers themselves aro very re
ticent about tho matter, and whllo ad
mitting that many of the establish
ments hnvo suspended very politely
relusp todhcuss the situation nnd the
future outlook. Very little informa
tion could bo obtained from them
us to the causes for the general failure
of stock brokers in this city, but they
all seem sanguine that the suspension
is merely temporary, and that buslnes
will be resumed very shortly.
IN MEMORY OT A MAKTVK.
interesting CorenionleH In the I.aznrlst
Church of Italtlmore.
IlAi.TiMonn, April 28. For the first
time in tbeUnitcd Slntcs tho beatification
of John Gabriel Pcrboyie, tbo Lizarlst
missionary, was celebrated yesterday at
the Immaculate Conception Church, in
charge of the Lnzarist Order of Priests
in this city. Cardinal Gibbons cele-brnte-d
Pontlflclal Muss, wllU Rev. Dr.
Mognlcu, piesldent of St. Mary's Som
innry, ns assistant priest; i(uv. P. ai.
Hale, deacon, nnd Hcv.W. McCormlck,
filshop Curtis of Wilmington
preached a panegyric on the martyred
priest, and urged tho faithful to emu
Jute his patience, fortitude, faith and
devotion. The church wns magnifi
cently decorated iu honor of tho occa
sion. The walls and altars were almost
covered with flowers. Thrones for the
cardinals and bishops were erected In
In the evening Pontifical Vespers were
celebrated and Illsbop Keane, lector of
tlio Cnthollc University, preached. The
celebration continues thrco days, and
several other bishops and priests will
participate. Tlio Cardinal, as primate,
has directed that the celebration here
bo followed by similar commemorative
ceremonies in other American cities
where the Lazarist Communities exist.
Gnbrlel Pcrboyro was a French Cath
olic mlsMnuary in Ciiinn, who was Im
prisoned nnd tortuicd for eight months
and finally strangled on n cioss in 1840
nt the age of J18. He was proclaimed
biesscd by tho Popolast November.
DRIVEN CRAZY HY TltOUIlLB.
A Woman Severs an Artery
Slowly meeds to Death.
Newauk, N. J., April 28. Herman
Rlncu, a well-known druggist of this
city, moved to Kllenvllle, N. Y., sev
eral years ago on account of his health.
So pleased was ho with tho spot that
be bought a farm and during tho sum
mer took as boarders a number of
prominent Nowarkcrs. Last fall Sirs.
Itinck wioto Dr. Hagen and Alderman
Theberatb that there was something
wrongAvith her husband. They went
mi nnd fcund Itinck was demented,
lie wns taken to a private asylum at
Pougbkcepsie, where he has been stead
ily growing worse.
Dr. Ilugen received a dispatch that
Mrs. Rinck had committed suicide. He
ent to Kllenvillo with several of the
druggist's old friends and found that
Mrs. Rinck had dressed herself in deco
mourning, sent the children out to play,
nnd stretching herself on bor bed,
placed a basin ou a chair and severing
an nrtesy slowly bled to death. Shu
was discovered by her children beforo
she dicdhnd their cries alarmed a man
on the place, who rau for help. She
i mbraced the llttlo ones nnd sont thorn
for neighbors. "When they arrived she
u ns dead.
Resides tho dementia of her husband
Mrs. Rinck had business cares to worry
over. She had to ralso $80 every three
months for his support, aud recently she
was involved in litigation over a mort
Charged With Evtenslvo Sirlmllo-i.
Carlisle. April 28. J. V. Orcutt
of Hanover, tho wire-fence swindler,
who is said to havo swindled tins
fanners of Yoik and Admits counties
to the tuno of nearly $123,000, and
who assaulted Editor Loader of thu
Hanover Spectator, because ho exposed
his business, lias been arrested in nun
oer by Chief of Police Myers ot
Gettysburg, on a warrant Issued nt the
instance of Adams County farmers,
who claim they havo been victimized
by lilm. IIo gavo ball for a bearing.
The Tax S.ile.
It will tako several days yet to dispose
of pioperty for non-payment of taxes.
Tho sales havo bceu going on in thu
ofllco of tho collector of taxos Binco
Tuesday, April 22.
Local Weather Forecast.
For (he District of Columbia, Marytanil
anil Virginia, fair Monday ami Tuestlau;
uamcr; northerly truuli, becoming variable.