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The Washington 0
22D YEAR NO. 6,785.
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IN TUIS NICK OF TIME.
Kcminler Gnminutvtl Until Judo 0 by
Auiiukn, N. Y., Apill 20. Tho sun
shono bright on tho lawn in front of
Kemmler's cell this morning. The
robins sane and whistled in tho ivy and
"Warden Durston's two big dojs frol
icked inside the walls. Thero was tho
samo dribbling stream of curious-looking
people on State street and thero
was tho samo halt in front of
tho l)ig iron gates as boforc. After
9 o'clock tho visitors began
to como and tho ono-armed soldierly
looking guard who stands at tho gato
was kopt busy turning Ills great koy in
the iron-barred door. Tho correspond
ents wcro ubiquitous and swarmed
Kemmlor, who is at present the ob
ject of interest In tho cntiro country,
spends bis time scratching his.namo on
cards, and adding, as if nobody would
know it unless ho did so, tho words
"Auburn, N. Y.," and tho date.
He and Daniel McNaughton sat up
very lato last night talking and reading,
and It was almost midnight beforo tbu
hum of their voices ceased. Thon
Kemmler went to bed and slept as ho
always docs, soundly and well. Soma
ono took his motto calendar away a few
cloys ago, and, when ho got up this
morning, ho missed it for tho first tlmo.
Ho felt very badly over its lo3s and was
satisfied only when Daniel promlsoJ
lilm a now one.
It Is said that tho prisoner Is begin
ning to feel tho strain. IIo knows per
fectly well that bis tlmo Is up and lie
knows ho Is only waiting tho warden's
pleasure. This morning ho was quite
nervous nnd acted strangoly. IIo
looked out of tho barred windows a
long while after ho bad eaten his broak
fast. and when ho turned away ho
IIo may nover see tho sun shining
again. It looked so pleasant outside
with tho grass taking on a bright green
and tho trees budding in tho spring air
and tho birds Hying horo and thoro,
that llfo must seem very sweet to that
Ignorant lpan, who Is waiting for a
death of which ho knows nothing and
which bo does not understand. IIo has
Iiecn told it will como painlessly, but
This morning tho chango came. IIo
was not so confident or so cheerful as ho
liod been, and unless tho Warden do
cides quickly thoro may bo a scono In
tho death chamber when tho man Is
about to bo given over to tho grasp of
tho big armed chair and shocked Into
Later .Tudgo Wallace of Syracuse
lias Issued an ordor to produce Kommler
before him Juno 0, and tho execution
will therefore bo postponed.
A Murdorous Cblrnvnrl,
Alexandria, La., April 29. Last
Saturday night, on Hemphill Creek, in
this paiish, about twenty-two miles wost
of Alexandria, a young man, agod 14,
named James Berry Johnson, was
Wiled, and F. L. Mitchell and James
Ritchlo wcro wounded. Claudo Stowatt
ami Thomas Gentry, charged with tho
homicide, wcro anested. Stewart was
leccntly manlcd, and tho young men
gave him a chlravart. During tho per
formance they wero ilrcd upon by
IllneH or f.I.lt llo Lord Fauntleroy."
LUllo Lionel Burnett, tho lC-year-old
son of Mrs. Burnett, tho authoress, after
whom tho character of Little Lord
Fuuntleroy was copied, Is qulto til and
has been for three months at tho resi
dence of bis mother. The tlmo of tho
authoress Is largely takon up by hor
duties in tho sick chambor ami she is
unublo to see any visitors.
REED KN0CK8 OUT MESSRS.
PIERCE AND MILLS.
Tho Vacancies on tho Appropriation!
mill ltulcn Cnmiiiltteoii Helping
AiinvNumca Ocnorat L'rocoortlug
In Cnngrosa To-Ilny.
Public business opened In tho IIouso
in a very lively fashion thU morning.
Tho Chaplain mado his prayer, tho
journal was road and thon tho scene
began. Mr. Pierce of the Ninth Ten
nessee district, n Democrat, arose to a
question of personal privilege. IIo
read a statement mado by
Mr. Evans of tho Third Tennessee Dis
trict, a Republican, that thero had been
ballot-box stulllng In his (Plerco's) dis
trict, in Haywood County. Mr. Pierce
was prepared to deny this statement at
great length nnd with great heat.
Tho Speaker, however, ruled that
this did not present a matter of per
Sir. Picrco replied sharply that ho
thought it did.
Tho Speaker declared promptly and
decisively that tho gentleman had no
right to make such a rcsponso to tho
Chair, and was guilty of Impropriety In
Mr. Picrco looked a llltlo dazed at
this and sat down.
All would have gono well now had
not Mr. Mills of Texas dashed Into tho
arena in true cowboy fashion. In a
loud voice ho Inquired:
"Why did not the 8peakcr stop tho
gentleman from Tennessee (Evans) tho
Tho Speaker replied, calmly: "Tho
Speaker was not present when that oc
curred." "Then," said Mr. Mills, excitedly,
"you ought not to stop tho gentleman
from Tennessee now."
"If tho gentleman from Texas will
stop to consider for a moment ho will
seo that that does not follow," replied
tho Speaker, with a growing sharpness
in his voice.
"It docs follow," shouted Mr. Mills,
his voice quivering with passion.
Tho Speaker rapped wlth-hls cavol,
and in bis sharpest and incisive tone
"Tho gentleman from Texas will bo
"I am in order," shouted tho flory
Texan, in a tone which evidenced the
oncer ho felt.
But tho Sneaker nuletly recognized
some one else, nnd the routine business
of the day began.
Mr. Mills stood looking at the Speaker
for a full minute, but that official pay
ing no further attention to him, he sat
down, threw up tho lid of his desk
and excitedly began to take out tho
pnpers and documents It contained.
It wos whispered around tho gallery:
"He's going to resign." "ilo s mad,
and won't play any more." Just as ho
got all tho things out a member of his
side camo up, put his hand on
the Texan's shoulder, and whispered
with him for a minuto or two.
Back went tho articles ("tricks" they
would bo called down In Texas) Into tho
desk, down wont the lid and Mr. Mills,
still looking angry, leaned back in his
chair, apparently reconciled at remain
ing n member of the House, oven if
Mr. Reed wero Speaker and did occa
sionally sit upon him.
In the meantime tho IIouso went on
with the consideration of private bills.
On motion of Mr. Lanham, Senate
resolution concerning tho investigation
of the arid lands in tho valley of tho
Rio Grande and tho construction of a
dam across that river near El Paso
for tho storage of tho waste waters,
wasjeoncurred ' in. Tho President is
requested to enter into negotiations
with the Government of Mexico with a
view to tho Irrigation of tho valley.
An amendment was agreed to request
ing tho President to include in tho
negotiations all tho subjects of interest
which may bo deemed to affect tho
present or prospective rolations of tho
On motion of Mr. Cutchoon Senate
joint resolution was passed authorizing
Lieutenant Henry R. Lomly, United
States Army, to accept a position under
tho Government of the Republic of Co
lombia. Tho IIouso then considered the bill to
removo tho charge of desertion from
the record of William Dawson.
Tho bill finally passed. Tho House
then went into Commlttco of the
Wholo on the Woolen and Worsted
Tho Senate to-day, after the trans
action of roulino business of minor lm
Eortanco, resumed consideration of tho
and Giant Forfeiture hill.
A Dofect In tho Kill.
Tho bill creating tho Tcriltory of
Oklahoma, which was passed by tho
IIouso and Scnato last Friday, must bo
leferred again to Congress because of a
fatal defect In its phraseology.
Mount Vcrnnn Avenue,
Tho IIouso Military Commlttco met
this morning to consider tho Mount
Vernon Avenue bill, but as tho chair
man had left at homo tho report of
Colonel Ilalns tho commlttco ad
journed till Fildoy, when tho nowjestl
mates, which aro on a much lower
scalo, will bo considered.
For tho llenellt of Army Nuraos,
Miss Clara Barton, president of tho
Red Cross Association, and Mrs. Sarah
E. Fuller of the Woman's National
Relief Association appeared boforo tho
Invalid Pensions Commlttco this morn
lug In support of tho bill giving
$12 per month to dopondent Army
nurses. About 2,000 will bo benofltcd
by tho bill If it becomes a law. Tho
commlttco was favorably impressed
with tho arguments of Miss Barton and
Mrs. Fuller, nnd It Is thought tho bill
will bo favorably rcpoited to tho
No Hank at tho Capitol.
Mr. Burton's bill to enable tho Co
lumbia National Bank to establish n
branch at the Capitol was to-day rc
poited to tho IIouso adversely.
An Iucomo Tax,
Mr. Hall to-day introduced
IIouso a hill to provldo
incomo tnx. Incomes of
to $3,000 shall pay one-quarter or
ono per cent., 11,000 to -1,000 one-half of
ono per ccnt.j 4,000 to 5.000, to 10,
000, thrco-quoitors of ono per cent. All
abovo 10,000 ono per cent. Referred to
Ways and Means.
Itoolc Creek 1'nrk Dofoated,
After Tun Ciutio's report closed
yesterday the bill to establish a public
park along Rock Crook nnd to bo
known ns Columbus Park, which had
passed tho ordeal of tho Committee of
tho Wholo successfully, was dofeatod
on a yea and nay voto by 78 to 88 j not
After tho announcement of tho yolo
Mr. Hemphill, who had voted "Aye,"
changed his voto to "No," and moved
to reconsider tho voto just taken. Mr.
lllount moved to lay that motion on tho
table. Before tho question was put
Mr. Atkinson of Pennsylvania moved
to adjourn. Tho yeas and nays were
ordered, and resulted in adjournment
by 104 to 02
Tho Bennlngs Brldgo and tho Rook
Creek and Georgetown and Arlington
Rallwny Company bills, which had
been passed upon in Commlttco of the
Wholo favorably, wcro not called up In
A I'olltlcal Cointntttoo.
The Democratic Congressional Com
mittee, of which Mr. Flower is chair
man, will meet this ovonlng at 221 Now
Jersey avenue. Routine business will
MIC. MCTCUEEK THE MAN.
IIo Will Succeed to tho Vacancy on
tho Appropriation! Oninmlttoo.
It is given out scml-ofllclally that
Representative William Mulchler of
the Eighth Pennsylvanladlstrlctwlll bo
appointed to tho vacancy created on
the House Appropriations Commlttco
by tho death of Mr. Randall.
Mr. Mutchler was born In
Northampton County, Pa., December
21, 1831. IIo lives at Easton and is a
lawyer by profession. IIo was pro
tbonotary of his county from 1800 to
1800. President Johnson appointed
him assessor of Internal Revonuo in
March, 1807, which oillco ho held until
May; 180!). IIo haB long been promi
nent In the politics of his State, and
was chairman of tho Democratic
Stato Commlttco In 1809-70. IIo
was elected to tho Forty-fourth,
Forty-sovcnth and Forty-eighth Con
gresses nnd to tho present Congress, re
ceiving over 0,000 plurality, lie is an
ableman, and is well thought of on both
sides of the House.
Mr. Mutchler's moat formidable rival
has been Mr. Outhwalto, tho able and
popular member from the Fourteenth
Ohio (Cleveland) District, who is now
serving his third term. Mr. McAdoo of
tho Seventh New Jcrsoy District was
also spoken of.
UOLJIAN AND SL'IUNGEK.
It Htlll Eooltn or Thoucli OnoofTliom
Will Go On Utiles.
It is understood that tho Committee
on Rules will meet this evening for the
purposo of considering tho future
order of business as between tho tariff
and other important measures.
Beforo tho commlttco meets It Is ex
pected thot tho new member will be
announced. It is believed that that
member will bo cither Mr. Holman
or Mr. Springer. There is a
strong hope still existing among tbo
Cuilislo-Mflls men that Mr. Blount will
bo appointed. But the concen
sus of opinion is that the
Speaker will not select another
Southern but a Northern man, and this
practically limits tho choice to one of
the two veteran Congressmen named.
THE llOBSE rOSTMASXEK.
Ho Explains tho Stulilo Chargo. -Delayed
Letters The Question of Stannors.
The Washington correspondent of tho
Baltimore Herald gathered up and sent
to his paper some rumors about tho
House stables and tbo distribution of
mall to tho residences of members. Post
master Wheat said yesterday to Tun
Ciutic with reference to this matter,
that all ho bad to do with it was to re
affirm Mr. Culbertson's contract mado
with tho lato postmaster, Mr. Dalton.
The Government provided tho stables,
but tho contractor furnished tho horses
and wagons. Tho mall work, of course,
was done by tho sworn employes of tho
An Incident occurred yesterday
which indicates negligence or ineffi
Captain John A. Travis, who is ou
tho soldiers' roll of tho Doorkeeper of
tho House, to-day received at his iesl
denco on East Capitol street two
letters which wero plainly directed
to tbo IIouso of Representatives.
In pencil was written on each "not at
II. of R.," and his city addre3s. One
letter was leceived In Washington
about a month ago, tho other about two
weeks ago. Each had a return card on
it. Now, where wero those letters all
this time? It looks very much as
though they had lain in- the House
Postofflce. Evidontly somebody some
whero has been careless.
Tho charges that Postmaster Whoal
is tyrannical, overheating, nnd so on. Is
probably based upon resentment rather
than upon judgment. Officially ho is
a strict disciplinarian nnd persons un
used to discipline readily Imagino it to
ho tyinnny. Personally Mr. Wheat Is
neither n Chesterfield nor a Turvoydrop
In manner's; indeed, ho himself admits
that he Is perhaps brusque Tho writer
can testify that Mr. Wheat has always
bc( n as courteous to him as there was any
need to be.
A atnn of Talent Appllos for a Foor
A tall, strapping-looking fellow with
clothing rather tho worso for wear saw
Dr. TIndall, secretary to tho Commis
sioners, in his ofllco this morning nnd
asked for a permit to bo sent to tho
"I cannot give you tho permit," said
tho secretary. "You muatfio to Poltco
Tho man becamo nugry nt tho secre
tary, and replied that "ho did not want
any moro papers mado out to send htm to
the work-house. IIo wanted a summer
llfo of ease, if not of luxury, at tho ex
penso of tho District.
Tho man returned nnd was given a
penult by Mr. Hunter, through Commis
sioner Illno, to Superintendent Stough
ton. IIo said ho was llfty-thrco
vcars of ago, was born in tho
DIstilct of Columbia; was a graduate
of West Point; had fought In tho Con
federate at my; was at ono
tlmo worth $50,000, and that ho
has n brother n colonel in tho
Engineer Corps. IIo said ho was
"all broken up and wanted to go to a
quiet place." His conversation showed
him to bo an Intelligent mau.
Shot Hor Hotrayer.
Toronto, Ont., April 29. Martha
McLean asked Nathnnicl K. Hutchln
bou for tbo last tlmo at noon yostorday
to marry and save hor from disgrace at
tendant upon hla betrnyal of her, and.
upon his refusing, drew a rovolvor and
shot htm In tho head. She then took a
largo doso of laudanum and lay down
to dlo with her betrayer. Hutchinson
will die. Tho girl Is in a fair way to
Tho DharKcs Dismissed.
Tho Commissioners havo dismissed
tho chnrges against Prlvato J, W.
Dowell for violation of certain regula
tions of the pollco force.
THERE BE A STRIKE
Tho Situation nt Chicago,
nmnil llnplns, Dotiolt,
McinpliU unit Elsowhoro-
Homes Want Follco I'rotoctlou,
The carpenters nnd bricklayers at
work on tho numerous buildings In
course of construction throughout the
city put their heads togothor today and
gosMrcd confidentially concerning tho
proposed demand for an eight
hour day. The Carpenters' Assem
bly, Knights of Labor, as It was ox
cluslvcly announced thoy would In yes
terday's Ciutio, held a meeting at
Seventh and L streets last night, which
lasted until midnight. Thoy discussed
tho eight-hour movement In all its dif
ferent phases, nnd ono of thoso present
said to a CitiTtc rcportor to-day:
"Wo aro prepared to stand by our
guns in any emergency."
Tho employing bricklayers aro
anxious to bring about nn nmlcabto set
tlement of tho question with the
journeymen. They do not care to havo
a striko precipitated In tho very com
mencement of what promises to ho an
unusually active season. Such a hap
pening would result In tho loss of thou
sands of dollars to them.
The District Assembly, Knights of
Labor, will meet Thursday ovenlng
and then action of a different nature
will no doubt bo taken.
"Wo cannot tell what action will be
taken at Thursday's mooting of tho
District Assombly, said a carpenter
this afternoon. "A demand, for
eight hours will undoubtedly ha
made, nnd, if it is refused,
well, I guess there will bo a strike.
Tho building trades nro in earnest
They bcllcvo with Benjamin Franklin,
tho philosopher, that the twenty-four-hour
day should bo divided
into threo parts eight hours for
labor, eight hours for rest and eight
hours' for recreation. Tho District As
sembly may, however, decide to await
the outcomo of tho great Chicago strike.
. A herculean member of tho Hod
Carriers' Union, ono of tho most sub
stantial labor organizations In tho Dis
trict, said tho carriers of bricks
and mortar would hold a
meeting somo evening this week, when
it would bo decided to stick to the
bricklayers in whatever movo thoy may
make. "Eight hours for ono means
eight hotirs for tho other," he said.
THE SITUATION IN CHICAGO.
Emploj-crs Ask tho Mayor for I'rotec.
tlon Seeking Arbitration,
Chicago, April 29. A commlttco of
the Master Carpenters' nnd Builders' As
Eociatlqn called ou tho mayor this morn
ing and asked him for police protection
of non-union carpenters with whom
tboy proposo to resume work next week.
Tho arbitration committee of tho
new bosses' association and tho carpon
tors' council met again this morning and
continued tbo discussion of tho details
of the agreement between tho two asso
ciations which will undoubtedly bo ac
complished this week. A permanent
joint arbitration committee was ap
pointed, to which will bo referred nil
matters concerning which tho associa
tion and council cannot agree,,
Tho tbioatencd striko of stock-yards'
employes will probably not bo of such
cxtentns its promoters expect. Al
though tho meeting at Columbia Hall
Sunday decided to striko Friday unless
their demands for eight hours and
an advance in wages" wero granted
by that time, it is not thought
by those who aro In contact with tho
men that tho stitko will amount to
much. Tho men who nro talking about
striking nro mostly unskilled laborers,
whoso places can easily bo filled. Tho
skilled labor is dono by tho butchers,
and they havo not, up to this time,
taken part in tho movement.
Duluth Carpenters Getting Ready.
DuLUTir, Minx., April 20. Tho car
penters hero are getting ready to join
in tho eight-hour movement. Thoy
havo demanded of tbo contractors
thirtv-fivo cents an hour nnd a day's
work" of eight hours. Fifty contractors
held a lengthy meeting last night, in
which tho situation was thoroughly
canvassed, and, as a result, passed a
resolution refusing tho demands.
Striko or Makers In Memphis.
MEJirnis, Tens., April 20. Tho
bakers of this city struck last night.
Tho men demand ten hours as a day's
work (they arc now working thirteen),
an increase in wages and tho light to
board whero they choose Tho men
have hcrctoforo been required to board
with tho bosses.
Small Uunrry Owners Act Gonnrously.
Quisoy, Mass., April 2D. Yesterday
about sixteen of. tho small quarry
owners signed tho Quarrymens Unions'
new bill of prices, which will secure tho
employment of at least 100 men. Tho
laiger owneis havo thus far Ignored
the demands of tho men.
Detroit Uarpontars and Jolnors.
Detroit, Mien., April 29. Unless
thero Is nn unexpected change during
tho noxt forty-eight hours a general
strike of tho carpenters and joiners of
Detroit will occur noxt Thursday morn
ing. Carvers Wnut Nino Hours.
GnAND Rapids, Mich., April 29. At
a meeting of carvers it was decided to
go out on striko May 1 unless tho de
mand for nlno hours is granted. The
manufacturers aro firm and will not
grant tho demand. A general striko
may follow If outsldo caivers nro
General Walk-Out Looked For,
Dr-NVKK.CoL., April 29. Tho labor
situation In Colorado Springs Is grow
ing moro complicated. Most of tho
contractors havo decided to grant tho
demand of tho carpenters for nlno
houis, with ten hours' pay, but a few
have held off, and tho men say
that unless tho boss carpenters nil con
ccdo tho rcquebt by May 1 thoro will
bo n general walk-out. Quarry and
brickyard men nro asked to supply no
building material until the trouble is
llrnlio for Elhorty and Got Klllod,
Black Jack, Texas, Apill 29.
Yesterday at tho convict camp on tho
Cotton Belt road, four miles north of
here, four convicts mado a break for
liberty. They wero fired upiu by tho
guard. Ono was killed nnd another
fatally wounded. Tho other two es
caped. Death of Itacer,
St. Louis, April 29. Tho well
know raco horse Colonel Gore, owned
by O. R. Ileattto, died In this city
.vt-striday, Ills death was caused by
pleurisy contracted en routo from New
Orleans to the races lu this city.
JAY aoUI.I8 ItKntAllltS.
DUruMcs nMrtUo-llotlovo" Con-
t rurls and nllopos or Hand."
St. Iouis, Mo., April 20. Concern
ing railroads Mr. Gould In an Inter
view yesterday said: "I do not think
that tho 'Frisco road can continue it i
guarantee of Atlantic and Pacific bonds
nnd still cam Its own Interest charges
mid nover havo thought so. I think
that a way should bo found to get rtd
of tho guarantee ns soon as poislble.
My position luicgard to tho rato assoel
atlotis Is unchanged from tho ground
taken before leaving St. Louis. Tho
Missouri Pacific is now, and alwaysbas
been, ready to mako an agreement
which Is mado to bo kept. A year niro
wo went Into tho President's Associa
tion in good faith, and kept our con
tract, cxnectlne that every ono olss
would do tho samo.
"This thoy did not do. I nm ready
to co Into nn ngrccment which will pro
vldo for n proper distribution of traffic,
such ns that followed by tho trunk linos,
but I nm not willing to wasto timo and
money over mnko-bcllcvo contracts.
Tho president's agreement was all right
as formulated In Now York, but when
thoy took It to Chicago thoy cut the llfo
out of it and it has been nothlnc but a
ropo of sand over since. I don't know
whether I will send n representative to
tbo Western States' passengers meet
ing or not. I did not buy tho Mexican
Central, as reported. I am not extend
ing thnt way.
THE MAT-DAY DEMONSTRATIONS.
Tho Whole European Continent Fever
ish With Anticipation.
KoNiasnuita, April 29. The man
agcisof tho railways, workshops and
gas works and tho leading manufac
turers of this city havo entered Into an
agreement to rcfuso work to men who
may be dismissed by nny employer on
account of participation in tho May Day
Paws, April 29. Further arrests of
Anarchists aro being made to-day.
Among tho Anarchists who wero yes
terday arrested in this city wero tho
JIarquls do Mores, his secretary, M.
Mondacq, and M. Prcvost, secretary of
tho Hairdressers' Union. Arrests con
tinue to bo made throughout tho coun
try of persons suspected of Inciting tho
worKingmcn to violence on May l.
It Is reported here that tbo Boulan
gist leaders, Messieurs Naquet, Derou
ledo and Lnguerre, are In Jersey, ar
ranging for tbo leturn to Paris on May
Day of General Boulanger. It is rep
resented to bo tho Gcueral's Intention
to participate in the demonstrations of
Vienna, April 29. Tho authorities
havo given notice that Indoor tiado
meetings will bo permitted on May Day,
but no street demonstrations will be per
mitted. Tho Rcichsrath will be la session on
the 1st of May. Riots nve reported
from various parts of the country and
disastious conflagrations have occurred
at Czortkow, Jczicrzany and Bolechow.
Tho fires wcro undoubtedly of Incen
Bew.iS, April 29. Tho Socialists of
Silesia have decided not to observo
May 1 as a holiday.
MISSOURI'S STATE GATITAL.
Scheme to Itomovn It from Jefferson
City to Scdnlln.
Toi-eka, Kakp., April 29. Recently
over $300,000 of Topcka capital has
been invested in Scdalia. Yesterday it
was learned that nnolbor company was
being organized here with $200,o"bo to
invest theie. Within tho last sixty "days
100 acics surrounding that placo havo
been purchased, an electric railway built
and another investments made. Back
of all this Is a well-laid plan to remove
tho State Capital from Jefferson City to
Tho scheme i3 backed by a syndicate
of Missouri capitalists and politicians,
who havo trusted lieutenants in every
section of tho Stato, who aro working
to have candidates for tho next Legis
lature nominated on the Issue of sub
mitting tho matter to a voto of tho
people. Already Sedalia has taken a
wonderful growth, and thoso who are
In the scheme are buying land around
tho city. Four blocks havo already
been set apart for tho capitol grounds.
FUN IN Till! COUNCIL.
Democrats and Itepnhllcans Fighting
Over an Olllclal num.
Zanesville, O., April 29. Tho city
council organized last night amid highly
exciting scenes. William Shlnnick, jr.,
was elected city clerk, to succeed John
II. Best, Republican. Best refused to
(.in render tho oillco and Shinnick
pushed him to ono sldo nnd began call
ing the roll. Best grasped tho paper
and was shoved violently buck against
the railing. Members crowded around
the combatants, and for a minute a
gincrul fight seemed imminent, but tho
police rushed in nnd a motion to ad
jnuiuwas declared carried. Tho Re
publicans claim thot ono of the Demo
cratic members had lost his seat by
ttmporaiy icmoval from his ward,
which would make tho council a tie.
(lloslnc; tho Gambling Itcsnrts,
Milwaukee, Wis., April 29. Chief
of Pollco Jansen last night issued an
order to closo all gambling-houses and
baseball pool-rooms. Tho proprietors
of tho former, which wero quietly re
opened after Mayor Peek's Inaugura
tion, compiled with tho order nnd at
midnight tho lights were turned out In
every gambling-house. Only ono pool
room has been running, and Gil Johan,
tbo pioptietor, says ho will make no
effort to contest tho chief's order.
Shot Himself Dead.
NEWYomc, April 29. G. F. Smith,
who has been employed as gardener by
Mr. W. B. Williams of South Nyack,
N. Y., for tho past fow months, shot
himself dead yesterday in a lit of
drunken, iealous rago. Ho had pre
viously tried to kill his wlfo, and had
fired ono shot at Henry Chappcll,
wounding him severely In tho thigh.
A Log I'lncod on tho Truck,
Austin, Tex., April 29. Last night
as tho passenger tialn on tho Missouri
Pacific had reached n point about 11
miles from town a largo log was discov
ered by tho engineer across tho track.
IIo brought his truin to a stop just in
timo to prevent a wreck. Tho would
be train wreckers will bo hunted down.
Southern 1'hcIIIo Figures.
San Fuanoisco, April 29. Tho
Southern Pnclflo annual report shows a
deficit of $290,473 this year, against a
surplus of 1,379,483 last year. Tho
gross earnings wero $40,313,200; oper
ating expenses, $30,301,303.
Tho Delngou Hay Hallway,
London, April 29. Tho Dclagoa
Bay Railway has been completed to tho
MURDER OR SUICIDE?
THE SHOOTING OF HENRY GRAY
IIo Had a Largo Holt of Monoy nnd n
Gold Watch When Ho Wont
Acioss Lone Ilrldgo Ho Is In u
Henry O. Gray, tho commission
merchant who attempted to commit
suicide in n gambling saloon at the Vir
ginia md of tho Long Bridge, Is still
alive to-day, but tho doctors at tho
Proldcf?co Hospital say that thero Is
little, If any, hopes for his recovery.
Tito circumstances surrounding this
case can baldly bo accounted for, as
Gray had a pleasant homo and a thrifty
Last evening he was somewhat under
tho lnllucncu of liquor nnd wandered
over tho Long Brldgo, where ho joined
in a game of cards in ono of tho gam
bling places there. Ho played with his
customary caro, and neither won nor
lost heavily during the ovenlng.
About 10 o'clock ho suddenly pushed
back from the toblo at which no was
seated, and deliberately drawing a
revolver from his pocket placed it to
his head and fired. IIo fell to tho floor
vlth nn ugly-looking wound in his
right temple, from which blood
wos pouring In n stream. As
soon as possible n convoy
unco was ordered nnd tho
victim of his own rash net was taken to
the Emergency Hospital. Hero Drs.
Marlon and Mlddleton probed for tho
bullet, but did not succeed in finding It.
Later Gray was removed to Providence
Hospital, where ho still remains.
A gentleman who was with Gray at
the time tho shooting occurred says
thnt there Is no question but that he In
tended to commit suicldo. "Undo
Billy." tho proprietor of the placo,
however, gives as his opinion that tho
snooting was accidental.
Henry O. Gray is engaged In tho
commission business at No. 208 Ninth
street. IIo Is tho solo owner of tho
business and only a short tlmo ago suc
ceeded the firm of Gray & Bolster. Ho
has a wife and three children living
nt 1212 B street southwest. They
wcro kept In Ignoranco of tho unfortu
nato occurrence until about 2 o'clock
this morning, when somo ono from tho
gambling placo on tho Virginia sldo of
tbo brldgo took his hat to his homo, and
then the wholo story had to be told.
At tho More this morning Mr. Gray's
young son was found in chargo of tho
business. He said that his father's con
dition was very precarious, and that the
physicians gave littlo hope of bis re
covery. Mr. Gray was visited by his wife and
i-cvtrnl friends at tbo Providenco Hos
rilal ibis afternoon. He seemed to
have conscious moments, whoa ho would
ucognbo those about him and con
verse with them quite ratlonnlly. Then
he would lnnso into unconsciousness.
Tbo doctors say ho is gradually
sinking, although ho may llvo tho
day out. Somo ugly rumors havo
como up In connection with tho
case this attornoon which may
do nwoy with tho theory of suicldo
nnd place the ciimo on other shoulders.
Mrs. Gray, who was seen this after
noon, says on Saturday last her hus
band had a roll of about $1,200 in bills,
and it has been ascciloincd that
no deposit has been made at
bank sinco that time. When
he was brought to tho hospital last
night only fifteen cents could bo found
in his pockets. Furthermore, Gray
had a valuable gold watch
nnd chain, which is missing. It
is known by thoso at tho store that
yesterday nf teruoon beforo starting over
the Long Bridge Gray displayed a good
sized roll of bills in tho presenco of
witnesses, and ho was not
under tho influence of liquor
at that tlmo. Tho Jackson
City "dlvo" has not a very savory
reputation, neither have a good many of
tho men who hang out there. An in
vesication is in progress this afternoon,
which may develop somo startling
Did Henry O. Gray attempt suicide
and was afterward robbed, or was he
murdered for tho sake of his monoy
and his watch ? is the question being
asked by his friends.
Malta a Missionary Contrn.
Rome, April 29. Tho negotiations
conducted with tho Vatican by General
Simmons have resulted in an agreement
by which Malta Is constituted a Roman
Catholic Missionary centre. Hereafter
such missionaries will be despatched
from Malta to those places in tho Bast
and in Africa which have previously
t'een under tho control of foreign mis
sionaries. Murdered Ills Sweetheart,
Chauleston, W. Va., April 29.
Last evening John Hankings wont to
the homo of Kmma Woadyark, his
sweetheart, called her out, put his arms
mound her and sent a bullet through her
bind. Jealousy was tho causo of the
The Outbreak In Itlulii.
Vienna, April 29. A deputation
from Blala waited upon tho Emperor
yesterday nnd asked that a garrison bo
permanently located nt that plnco. Tho
Empcior requested tho deputation to
Inform hlin as to tho real caiuo of tho
recent outbreak In that locality.
Hilly Shannon Knocked Out.
San Fiiancisco, April 20. Billy
Mnban and Billy Shannon, local middle
weights, fought in tho Occidental Ath
letic Club last night for a purso of $1,
2,'iO. Shannon was knocked out In the
fifteenth round nftor a. hard fight.
lloyrottlng n Secret Ordor.
.Tor.iET. Il.i... April 29. Tho Cath
olics of tho town aro greatly worked up
over tho oxlstcnco of an order kuown
heio us tho Patriotic Sons of America
and havo placed a boycott upon every
member doing busluess In Jollet.
Tho Tale or Emln's Expedition,
Beiimn, Apill 29. Tho speedy pub
lication of Licutcnaut Rust's narrativo
of tho Emln expedition Is nnnounced.
Tho book will glvo a detailed descrip
tion of tho journey of Dr. Peters.
Tho Shah's Veto.
St. Pr.TcnsnDita, April 29. Tho
Shah of Persia has vetoed tho project
for tho construction nf a Russian rail-
v ay between tbo cities of Enzell and
Tho I.afujotto Statue,
Thero Is a movement on foot to havo
tho Matuo of Lafayette placed dlreatiy
lu front of tho Jackson statue In tho
Fquaro opposite tho Whlto IIouso. This
will bo strenuously opposed by thoso
who do not want to seo the statuo of
"Old Hickory" partly obscured by that
of any other great figure of history.
COMSTOCK TUNNEL CONTKOVISll'jY,
llio Chare" of Attmnplcd Fraud nra
Ban Fkanusco, April 29. Tho
Comstock Tunnel Company, tho Union
Tiust Company of New York, Sollg
man it Bellginan, and others filed
yesterday nn answer in tbo United
States Circuit Couitfor Nevada in the
suit brought by Frank J. Symms and
other stockholders of tho Sutro Tunnel
Company. Tho object was to havo It
declared that the Comstock Tunnel
Company holds tho legal title to tho
Sutro tunnel as constructive trustees of
the Sutro Tunnel Company on this
ground that the mortgage of
McCalmot Bios., &Co,, or London
for nboul $1 ,(100,000 on tho Butro Tun
ncl was purchased from tho mortgagee
by the Tunnel Trust Company with the
funds of tho Sutro Tunnel "Company,
which, it Is aliened, had been raised on
the subscription to the Income bonds of
tho Sutro Tunnel Company nnd belong
to that company. Tho Union Trust
Company foreclosed the mortgage and
transferred it to tho Comstock Tunnel
Tho answer states that tho widest
publicity was given to tho plan, which,
It alleges, was the only molhod by
which the foreclosure In the Interests
of tho McCnlmonts could bo prevented
and that tho plaintiffs nro the only
stockholders who have rnlscd objection
to the course pursued.
All the chaiges of an attempt to de
fraud tho stockholders aro denied.
ItEV, Ml!, FIIITCU ON Tit I AT,
IIo Dors Not Apprnr nnd n I'ostpono
metit Is the Kenult.
Reading, April 20. Lebanon Clnssls
of the Reformed Church met at Sinking
Springs, this county, yesterday to try
Rev. M. M. Frltch, for many years a
well-known pastor, on charges of false
hood and theft. Rov. James B. May of
Birdsboro presided and about twenty
five ministers and lay delogates were
present. Rev. Frltch was not In at
tendance, nor was he represented. A
foctlon of tho constitution of Classls
provides that if n defendant refuses to
appear at a trial he shall bo cited a sec
ond time. This not having been done,
it was agreed to postpone tho trial to
Mav 1C at Womolsdorf.
At yesterday's meeting a letter was
read lrom Mr. Frltch. Ho says that he
never intends engaging in the ministry
iigaln, that ho was not responsible when
he committed the acts complained of
and asks for the pity and prayers of his
fellow ministers. In their remarks to
day some of tho ministers referred to
Mr. Fritch as a shrewd and troublesome
man and a slippery fellow.
STHYCUNINE IN THE HOWE.
Michael Kltton l.oil to Self-Dostructlon
BunxiKOTON, Iowa, April 29.
Michael II. Kltson yesterday put
stiyebnino In the sugar bowl nt Bar
rett's restaurant nnd liberally dosed his
cciifee. He died in a short time.
A little later Benjamin Barrett, tho
proprietor of tho restaurant, sat down
to supper and used sugar out of the
same bowl. He was taken violently
sick, and his llfo was saved only by
bard work on the part of a physician.
Kltson wob led to self-destruction by
despondency produced by drink.
FIN-ANCIAE AND COMMHKCIAL.
Now York Stocks.
Tho following aro tho prices of the New
York and Chicago markets as rcnortcd by
special wire to C. T. llaveuucr & Co., lloom
11 Atlantic uiuiuinc:
stocks. Open 2.30
Cbiengo Gas -IS5 III
Can. South. C0J 573
NatLeadTst 103 '-U
1)., L. A W.1I31M35
Del. AHud.lOl 1031
stooks. Open 2.30
Northwest ..lill'.l tj
?. M. S. S... -421 -.33
Heading -43 42J
S. & W. l't. '-"JJ ?2i
Krlo 2TJ '7J
Jereoy Ccn..lSlil21t C, 11 lit Pac 913 0U
L. it N OU 01
St. I'aul 721 731
L. S 1101 tlOJ
BugarTrust. 74g "IS
Mo. l'ac 7t T0J
N.Y.itN.E. 401 -lil
N. Y. Ccn...l03il0SJ
N. l'ac Rii 33
do. pfd... 7SI 7'Ji
Vox. l'ac 201 211
'Juion l'ac. GO! 601
W. Union... 8U S4
?ctroleum... S3 W
Am. Cots'ct. 273 274
Atch.tTop. 303 Wl
Tho Chicago Marlcets.
Open Close roitK. Open
S2J July .,
. 12 05
. 13 75
. 0 22
. 0 30
,. 0 37
Washington Stock Exchange,
Salrs licgular Call 12 o'clock m.
Washington and Georgetown l'allroad
Cou. Cs, $:,000 at 200. Columbia National
20atl62j;10 at 1S2J;8
at 1623: 3 at
w'3j. J'-CKington ami
Soldlcis' Homo ltailroad, 10atb.". ticorgi
town and Tounallytonu ltailroad, 20 at
CO; 10 at GO; 20 at 60; 30 at 50. People's
IiiMirnnco, 20 at G'i; 1"0 at 52. Chesapeake
and Potomac Telephone. 12at711;l'3 at
702. American Giaphoplionc, 85 at 1.1J.
National Safu Deposit Company, Cat 250.
American Security and Trust Company, 80
Miscellaneous Bonds U. 8. Electric
Lights 1st. (Vs. 100; U. 8. Electric Light
2d,0's, -115; Y. it O- It. It. 10-10 O's,
U'!t3-'23, 1051; V. A Q Convertible, O's,
175; Masonic Hall A6S'n, 5's, O 1S0S, 10S;
Wash. Market Co., 1st Mort., O's, 110;
Wash. Market Co., Imp., 0'e, US; Inl'd A
Seaboard Co,, 0'e, O 1&97, ; Wash. Lt.
Infantry, 1st, O'a, 1001 103; Wash. Lt. In
fantry, 2d, 7'a, 1001,102; Wash. Gas Light
Co., kr. A, O's, 181: Wash. Gas Light Co.,
Bcr. U, O's, 122; Hygienic Ico Company, 1st
Mort., 0s, 102.
National llank Stocks Hank ot Wash
ington, 405; Bank ofltepubllc, 250; Metro
politan, 250; Central, 2S0, Sccoud, 185;
rniniers and Mechanics', 18S; Citizens',
105; Columbia, 1S21; Capital, 117; West
ltailroad Stocks Washington and
Georgetown, 275; Metropolitan, 10S; Co
lumbia, 70; Capitol and North O Street,
781; EcKlngtou nnd Soldier's nomo, 83;
Georgetown and Tennalltovn, 50; lirlght-
Insui anco Stocks Firemen's, 4 1 ; Frank
lin, 57; Metropolitan, 8t; National Union,
20J; Arlington, 100; Corcoran, 01; Colum
bia, 181 i Gcruian-Amcrlcan, ISO; Potomac,
bs; liiggs, s-j; rcopie's ::.
Tltlo Insurance Stocks Keal Estate
Title, 120;,ColumbIa Title, 0i; Washington
Gas and Electric Light Stocks Washing
ton Gas, 4Si; Georgetown Gas, 50; U. S,
Electric Light, 114 1.
Teh-phono Blocks Pennsylvania, 25;
Cbesapoako and Potomac, 701; American
Miscellaneous Stocks. Washington Mar
ket Co., 18; Washington llrlck Machine
Co., flJO; Groat Falls Ico Co., 210; Bull
Kim Panorama Co., 23; National Safe De
posit, 240; Washington Safo Deposit, 125;
Washington Loan und Tru6t Co., 3J; Na
tional Typographic, 85; Morgonth&lor, 14;
l'ucumttlc Gun Carriage, 1; Wash. Loan
and Trust Co., 33; American Security and
Trust Co., 48; Lincoln Hall, SO; Hygienic
Ico Co., 41
Canak, Ciikte, April 29. The stato
of siego having been raised and martial
law abandoned on tho island, tho
Christian Inhabitants of Crcto are jubilant.
SAMUEL STRONG DEAD.
FAMOUS LITIGANT PASSED
AWAY LAST EVENING.
A Sketch of II In Eventful Career .IIo
IIulll tho Now York State-Hunae
nnd tho Capitol Exlonnlon VunorAl
Samuel Strong, tho famous litigant,
did at his home, 110 Carroll street,
last evening at 7 o'clock. For a
man who had attained his ngc ha
has been In excellent health until
his arrest several weeks ago on a
chargo of forgery, growing out of
his suit against tho District for the
amount duo him.' After bis return
from jail, whero ho was Incarcerated
for about ten days, his mind
became affected and his vitality scorned
to bo gradually dying out. IIo was
ill eo troubled with kidney disease. His
family physician, Dr. Dexter, attended
him nnd everything was dono to rovlvc
his constantly drooping spirits, but lt
was of no avail, and death camo to re
lievo him of his trouble last ovening.
The members of tho family wero present
at tbo bedside.
Mr. Strong leaves two brothers,
Robert and Jacob Strong, and two little
children, a boy nnd a girl, aged 5 anil
!) years. Ills wlfo died somo tlmo ago.
The deceased was ono ot a family of
six brothers, and wns born in Hudson,
Columbia County, N. Y Oct. 9, 1809.
He was educated in the academy at
that place, and when a young
man removed to Glovcrvlllo
New York, where ho resided until
1 829, when ho went to Albany. In that
city ho learned his trade, that of mason
nnd builder. During his rcsidcuco in
Albany ho built the State House and
that famous hostelry, tho Delavaa
House, and a great many other build
ings. Ho also built tho ursenal In New
York City that stands in Central Park.
In 1840, when tho gold fever broko
out, ho went to California. He bad a
lot of boats, that wero to be used for
lightering purposes, sent around Cape
Horn, while he went across tho Isthmus.
Tbo ship was wrecked, however, but
he turned his hands to other business
und in a fow years had amassed a for
tune Reluming to tho States, Mr. Strong
located in Washington in 1832. Work
wns about beginning on tho wings of
the Cnpltol, and he secured tho general
superintending of tho work and built
Subsequently bo went to Mobile,
where he built the custom-house, nnd
afterward paid a second visit to Cali
fornia. A trip to Europe followed, and
lrom thero he went to Melbourne, Aus
trallo, where ho engaged in business for
about two years.
On bis return work was commencing;
under tho Board of Public Works and
air. btrong secured many ot tuc con
tracts. It was these that led to all his
subsequent legal troubles. At
that time he was worth
nearly $200,000 nud owned a
front deal of real estate on Capitol Hill.
For his contracts he was compelled to
liny his workmen in cash and in order
to do so sacrificed a great deal of his
prnpet ty, expecting rcnumeratlon from
tho Government. The District, how
ever, pnld hlra In certificates for which
he could only obtain thirty cents on the
dollar, and so his heavy contracts al
most ruined him. But lt wns his proud
boast thnt while he was not paid for bis
wotk ho had paid for cvi'ry dollars"
worth of iaborand material In the per
formance of his contracts.
Among his many contracts wcro the
erection of tho Boundary sewer and the
big outlet at Fifteenth street and a num
ber of other sowcis. IIo also raised
nnd underpinned hundreds of houses in
the city when the streets were being
cut down and put on the additional
The story of his mauy efforts to
secure the amount duo him is known
too well to need ropetitlon. It was
a constnut struggle on his part; and
ho kept up the fight with
indomitable will. When he
secured the award from Congress, a
dispute arose over tbo counsel fees and
Oenorai Butler, who was one of his
counsel, sued him for tbo fees. It was
In these proceedings that the forgery,
for which ho was under Indict
ment, was alleged to havo been
committed. His recent arrest nnd com
mitment to jail because he refused to
tuko odvantngo of giving bail aro fresh
in the minds of every newspaper
Mr. Strong wns married threo times,
nnd lils last wlfo died somo tlmo ago.
Ills two children and two biothcrs are
iho only Immcdlato survivors.
At the tlmo of his death Mr. Strong
wns in very modernto circumstances,
and resided in nn uuprelentiom hotwo
on Capitol III11.
Tho funeral will tako place to-mor-tow
morning nt 10 o'clock nnd the iu
'ennent will bo at Graceland Cemetery
betide the body of his deceased wife.
Itccnlatlng Child l.ulior In Spain,
Madiud, April 29. Tn the Coites a
hill hns been lulioduccd which pro
hibits tbu employment of boys under
10 and girls under 12 years of age. The
measure also prohibits all minors from
being employed in mines, circuses or in
any unhealthy occupation. All holi
days, Sundays and fete days are to be
seemed to such minors, nnd the maxi
mum day's labor Is to bo five hours.
A Srinlnolo Outlaw Captured,
Fout SsiiTir, Auk., April 29. Green
leaf, the notorious Seminole outlaw,
who has eluded all efforts to arrest
him for tho past eighteen years, has
been captured and was yesterday
placed in tho United States jail. Ilo
has threo caRes of murder pending
against him In the Federal court hero
and has killed four of his own tribe
Ho Stolo the Mull.
SocTit Bend, Inij., Apill 29. Onoof
tho mull pouches thrown off tbo train at
Elkhait was stolen Sunday evening.
The thief wns caught n short tlmo after
ward with tho hag In his possosslon.
Ho was token to Goshen nnd lodged In
Tho Ex-Chiincellor' Vlsltoia,
Br.ui.iN, April 29. Prince Bismarck
will bo visited at Fiedeiichsiuho by
General Lehndorff, aide-de-camp to
Emperor William, nud Iierr Stumui,
German Minister to Spain.
Died rroin 1IU Injurle.
Richmond, Va., April 29. John IT.
Thomns, aged 2-1, who was cut In the
abdomen Saturday night by an un
known negro, died yesterday from his.
Local Weather 1'oreoast.
For the IKitriet of Columbia, Delaware
iimt Maryland, light rain totitgM: warmer
to-day; tUghlly covltr Wtilnwtai; Southerly