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The Washington Critic.
22D YEAR NO. 6,797.
WASHINGTON, D. C TUESDAY EVENING, MAY 3 3, 1890.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Why is it that after look
ing at the goods advertised
at the great mark-down
and slaughter sales the
people come here and buy ?
Because they have their
fcjes open. They know, that
no merchant will sell his
goods for less than cost and
they are fully satisfied that
our goods and prices are
the best values. That is the
reason that whenever there
is a cut-rate sale in progress
our business always in
creases. See the splendid values
in Men's Suits that we are
showing at all prices from
$io to $35; each and every
one a bargain; all of them
marked now at the prices
that they will besold for,
and are not to be cut in half
Do not fail to inspect the
superb assortment of Black
Cheviots and Thlbits, in all
styles of garments, Prince
Albert, Frock, Cutaways,
Single and Double-breasted
Sacks, all made and
trimmed in the best manner,
or they wDuld not be on our
All at proper
Robinson, ParW Co.
Tho American Clothiers,
319 7TH ST- N.
TUE SCOItC-CAUD FIEND.
Kojoy H Uaseball Game Toil Mnst
Sit Beside Him.
Fiom the Hew YorK World.
If you want to enjoy yourself at a
baseball match manago to sit beside tbo
man wbo tries to keep a score of tbe
game for bis own satisfaction.
No ono bas yet solved tho mystery
wby tbls man bothers bis bead about
tbo" score, but all tbo same bo is as
much absorbed in tbo work as if every
maik and figure bo makes were to go
Into the next United States census re
Tbo cbicf peculiarity of this man Is
tbat bo dosen't know bow to keep a
baseball score anyhow.
Tbo official scorers, wbo cot paid for
tbeir labor, do not do half tbo work for
tbeir money tbat this man does for tho
I uirc lovo of It. It is understood tbat a
argo pait of tbo satisfaction be finds
comes fiom a knowledge Unit the peo
ple around blm can't keop ascoie, and
tbeiefoio bo must bo greatly envied and
admired. This belief may bo right or
wrong, uut with tuts man it goes.
The score card fiend does not go to tho
ball match for tho pleasure of seeing tlw
game. Ho Is educated fur beyond that
point and goes for the plca'suro of ie
cording tho play tbo game. People
wbo aio satisfied with meiely watching
tbe progicss of tho game on tho field
aiu subjects of this man's pity.
"yhen tbo score-caid fiend is s
anxious to keep a correct record o
oery detail on tho field, wo boll
it is not rigbt to make him tho victim
of defective Infoimation. If, for iu
stance, bo bas been absorbed In watch
ing tbo ladies iu tbo vicinity, and tho
game bas got away from bim, it is not
fair to tell blm, when bo asks, tbat
O'Kcefe went out on a foul when, in
fact, be mado a borne run. Misinfor
mation of this kind, when given to bim
n doen times dining tho progress of
tbo game, bas a tendency to mar tho
accuracy of bis score. Give tbo scoie
caul fiend a cbancc.
Not Welcomo In tho North.
Fiom the AVw Yorl Woild.
Tbat tbo negro bas made but little
more social advancement in tbe Nortb
Iban in tbo South is evidenced by tbo
fact tbat tbo botol and boarding-bouse
keepers of Now Brunswick, N. J., arc
averse to iccelvlug under their toofs
tbo delegates to tho Conference of tbo
New Jcisey Afilcan Methodist Cbuicb,
now In session there. Thcso delegates
nro educated, respectablo ncgioes, many
of tboin college graduates, and yet no
bonifaco 6ccks their patronage. That
Uieic should bo piojudlco In tbo South
Is qulto natural, but why should It exist
In New Jersey ?
The Wise Virgin,
Yes, they havo bad a quarrel, and sho
lias been given to undeistand that bo
will mairy her llval. Rut sho Is not
cast down. Sho happens to know that
licr rival was engaged to another man
last evening. Moreover, tho summer
will soon bo hero, and Instead of going
to Mount Desert as a flaucce, and receiv
ing no attention, sho will have a jolly
good tlnio and "loads of fun." Tho
engagement can, If desirable, bo ie
ncwed In tho autumn.
An Improvement ou Dudley.
From tht Louisville Couittr-Journal.
"Let us do our own registration and
our own counting," says Mr. Reed.
Tbat Is certainly tbo truo method of
making suio of an election, and it would
save mauy thousands of dollars of eleo
tion expeusts now b&rno by our infaut
Industries. Tbo man who says that Mr.
Reed has not u groat bead Is no leader
of tbo news.
WORK OF BOTH HOUSES.
DISTRICT MATTERS CONSIDERED
BY THE SENATE TO-DAY.
llio r.afiij'otto Htfitno Slto Condemned.
Tho ltock Crock Park Itouto Local
Intorcsts Consldorod by tho llouso
Commtttco Oilier rrocoodlnjjs,
InlhoSenalo to Cay Mr. Davis, from
Uic Commlttco on Pensions, reported
back tho HousO substitute for tbo
Senate Dependent Pension bill,
moved tbat It be non-concurred
A wiittcn report accompanied
bill, and on motion of Mr. Sherman for
1)0,000 extra copies was refened to the
committee on riiuliiig.
Messrs. Davis, Sawyer and Blodgett
wcio appointed confcrrcesontbcpartof
Mr. Bate offered a long preamble
and resolution on tbo subject of tbo
proposed statue to Lafayette In Lafa
yette Square condemning tbo slto se
lected as ono tbat would bavo tbe ef
fect of "mixing and mingling tbe out
lines of tbe two statues" (Jackson's and
Lafayette's) In suob confusion
tbat It would bo Imposslblo to distin
guish from tbo "Wbtto House "whether
Jackson was riding over Lafayette or
.niayeuc dodging unitcr Jacteson,
and Instructing tbo Commlttco on tbo
Library to cxamlno Into tbo matter.
Senate bill to change tbe route of
tbo Rock Creek Hallway Company was
taken from'tbe calendar, amended so as
to makp It practically a new bill tbe
route being tbo only part of tbo origi
nal bill left intact and passed. '
Tbo Senate then, at 1 p. m., resumed
consideration of tbo Silver bill, and Mr.
Jones of Nevada continued the speech
begun by htrn yesterday.
In the Homo,
Tbo House met at 11 o'clock to thy,
and after tbo transaction of 'routine
business went into Committee of tbo
"Whole on tbo Tariff bill.
Mr.lMcMIllin of Tenncssco moved to
reduce tbo duty on ammonia. He said
bo could see uo reason wby this
article of necessity to tbo farmer should
bo so beavlly taxed.
Mr. McKInley, in opposition, stated
tbat since tbo tariff bad encouraged
competition in this countiy tbo price of
ammonia bad been reduced from SO to
7 cents per pound.
Mr. Buttcrworth, lu a lengthy speech,
sntel that tbo prico of an article was not
uducedon account of competition
alone. It was leduced on account of
improved methods of manufacture. Ho
neer doubted that tbe protective sys
tem was wise and bad scattered
blessings on tbe land from shore to shore
1 lie ccuntry In tbo election of Harrison
and the Republican Congress bad do
claicd unroulvocally in favor of sus
taining and upholding the protectivo
s8tem. He Ibcn proceeded to expound
lils views touching leclprooity with
District In Congress.
Tbo South Capitol Street Drldce As
sociation, whose headquarters aro at G2G
Pennsylvania avenue northwest, has ex
tended an invitation to tho membeis of
the House District Committee to ac
company the association on Its over
land trip to Glesboro' Manor on
Saturday afternoon, May 17, at
2 p. m. The invitation Is qualified by
tbo clause In parenthesis, "weather
peimllting." Tho tilp will be mado In
carriages at tbe expense of tho commit
tee. Invitations are signed by George
J. Scufferle, chairman of the committee
Tho two bills prepared by tbo Dls
trlct Commissioners and introduced in
the House at their request by Mr.
Atkinson of Pennsylvania, to regulate
the sale of distilled and fermented
liquors in the District, arc numbered
respectively 10015 and 10010.
Tho former is understood to
bo Mr, Douglass' bill and
the latter that of Mr. Hincs and Colonel
Robert. They are very much alike In
their cencral tenor and effect, except
ing that Mr. Douglass' is much more
harsh and stringent than the other.
Each bill recognizes two dlfiercnt
licenses, one for tbo sale of distilled,
malt or fermented liquors, wines or
coidlals in quantities of not less than a
pint and not to be drunk on tho prem
ises. This Hccnso is to cost 300 a yeav.
The other is tbe bar-room license,
and is to cost $000 a year.
Tho number of bar-ioom licenses Is re
stricted in each bill to -100. Eich bill
endeavors to inako clubs whcio liquors,
wines or beers arc sold and drunk as
bar-rooms, and thoy must cut out
licenses. This will commend the bill
to tho Metropolitan , Cosmos, Columbian
and other clubs of tho city. Rill 10010
pioidcs that a violation of license
bhall be punishable by a fine of not less
than $100 nor moro than 5-300, and for
a second offense, In addition to line, Im
prisonment for a period not loss than
six months nor more than ono year,
and license revoked by the Commls
sioncis. Hill luu to provides "That any per
son wbo shall violate any of tbo provi
sions of this act shall bo liable to a fine
of not less than $300 nor moro than
$000; and upon conviction of a second
ofTenso shall bo liable to a flno
of not less than $000 nor moic than
$1,000, and to Impilsonmcnt at hard
labor in tbo Washington Asylum until
tho flno is paid, not exceeding ono year
nor less than six months."
It is understood that tbo Houso com
mlttco will begin woiking upon these
bills soon and endeavor to evolve a
satisfactory and practical mcasuro from
League Island Navy-Yard.
The naval boord, designated under a
llouso resolution to roport as to tho ad
visability of League Island as d naval
station and ship-bulldlng yard,
to day forwaided Its' leport to
tho House, Tho boatd conslstod
of Captains L R. Potter, N. II.
Fmquliar nnil 'William 'Whitehead and
M. T. Rndicott and R. R. Pcaiv. U. S.
N. Thoicport Is entiicly favorablo to
tho island as a suitable placo for
a yaul of tbo first maguitudo.
Tho estimated cost or tho proposed
yard, exclusive of certain illllmr and
Blading, is $M,503,-180.G0, tbo largest
items aro $0,000,000 for six docks and
$5,271,155 for permanent improve
ments. Tho amount estimated as nee
cssatv properly to commence operations
bonator Mvl'herson Dlsgruutled,
Senator John R. Mcrherson returned
to-doy from a sovcral days' visit to his
Rollc Meado stock farm In Northern
New Jersey. Ho has recently engaged a
new supeilntcndcnt for this magnificent
farm, nnd ho went up to give lilm in
sanctions. Ho is not In tho best of
hurnois over tho passago of tbo Worsted
bill. Ilo had Intended opposing
U when It came up lu the Senate, but
as It was taken up and passed during
bis absence, Tbo Scnntor has erected
a brand new and very flno lightning
rod in tbo hope tbat Presidential olec
tiicltymaybo attraclrd thereby. His
speech on tho Worsted bill was Intended
to draw attention to tho said rod.
Naluially bo feels disgruntled over bis
Thn Meeting or tho American Surgical
Society nt tho Medical Museum.
Shortly nfter 10 o'clock this morning
tbo big hall of tho Army Medical Mu
seum in the Smithsonian giounds be
gan to fill with a number of dlstln-gulshcd-looklng
gentlemen. It was
evident from their appearance that they
wcio professional gentlemen, and It
was not long before an observer would
auivc at tho opinion that their voca
lion was to heal tho sick. In other
words thoy were the delegates to tho
annual meeting of the American Sur
gical Association, lin organization
which numbers among Us members
many, If linked, not nil tbo famous sur
geons of tlio country.
They meet onco n year to listen to
learned essays upon the treatment of
complicated cases by some learned
specialist, and in tbo discussion which
follows the reading considerable knowl
edge Is gained, of which poor, afflicted
humanity reaps tho benefit. So, after
"all, its labors aio pbllntilhropieal in
mote senses than one.
There were surgeons present to-day
from all sections of the country, and
the papers which wero presented, while
clothed in tbo technical knowledge of
tho piofcsslon, were not wholly unin
teresting to tho uninitiated.
Tbo association began a three-days'
convention to-day. Two sessions will
bo held each day, and to-morrow night
the doctors will enjoy tho annual dinner
at the Arlington nlways a pleasant and
enjoyable occasion of tbo yeaily con
gicgation. After the roll bad been called this
morning and developed the presence of
a largo number of delegates", the presi
dent, Dr. D. AV. Ynndcll of Louisville,
Ky., delivered his nddtcss. Ho re
viewed tho course of tho association
and lauded it highly for tho many
beneficient icsults that had been at
tained through the medium of its
meetings. Ills address was extremely
felicitous, and was listened to with
After a short executive session the
convention listened to an elaborately
picpared paper on "The Surgical Treat
ment of Tumors of tho Dladder," by
Dr. P. S. Connor of Cincinnati. In tho
discussion which followed remarks wero
mado by Drs. W. T. Brlggs of Nash
ville, Alan P. Smith of Baltimore and
At the afteinoon session papers wero
read upon tbe "Treatment of Fractures
of the Shaft of the Femur," by Dr Ste
phen Smith of New Yoik, and "A Riro
Form of Epithelioma of the Upper Ex
tremity," by Dr. C. R. Nancredcof Ann
Arbor, together witli Professor Ilcueage
The convention will be continued to
morrow. imowN told a i.n:.
J mice miller's Interview Cost lilm
William Brown was summoned to
appear in tbo Police Court this morning
at 9 o'clock to testify in a case of as
sault against Jocco Brown. He did not
appear until 10:15, nnd slated tbat be
had been detained at his place of busi
ness. "Weren't you hero with your mother
an hour agoV" asked the Judge.
"No, sir; no, sir, your Honor."
Two officers had seen him in front of
the court, and they gave testimony to
"William how much do you earn a
week." Asked Judge Miller.
"Nine dollars, sab."
"Well you have to pay a fine of $10
for falling to be here, and mora particu
larly for trying to lie out of it."
William had to go down In tbo
Talklnc A'boul tho llahlcs.
There was considerable inleiesling
and instructive nursciy talk at tbo resi
dence of Mis. Coolldge. 1717 Twenty
fust street, yesterday afternoon. The
occasion was the first "Talk to Mothets,"
and the principal theme was "Diet."
Tho next talk on Monday afternoon will
be on "Bathing and what to do in emer
gencies." Anil Still They Como.
Permits havo been Issued to G. R.
Arlington to erect four frame dwellings
in Kinir's subdivision, Long Meadow,
Bladeiisbuig Road, to cost $2,000; to
Clmiles Foul, to erect two brick dwell
ings on Joy Place southeast, at a cost
of $000; to J. W. Reed, to eicct four
brick dwellings on Sumner street, to
Their China Wedding.
Mr. Thomas M. Sullivan and his esti
mable wife, of No. 37 C street north
east, celebrated tbe twentieth anniversary
of their marriage (china wedding) last
evening. Their resldcnco was crowded,
an excellent repast was served and the
host nnd hostess were tho recipients of
many pretty nnd uniquo presents.
An Old llesldent Gone.
At tbo advanced age of 82 years, Mrs.
Saiah Lcavy, one of the oldest residents
of Georgetown, passed awav yesterday.
Here funeral took place tbls morning
from her late residence, !1C32 O stieet
northwest. Interment was made at
Admitted to Hull.
In tho Criminal Comt to day Charles
Thompson, Indicted for manslaughter
by cutting Murray Casseln on tbe new
Pennsylvania avenuo bridge somo
weeks ago, was admitted to ball In tho
sum of $1,000. Mr. James A. Main
No Moro Withdrawals,
Tho clerk of tho court at tho City
Hall has issued an order prohibiting
tho withdrawal of any papers from bis
ofilce by lawyeis or othcis, as ha3 been
tbe piactlco. This will entail much
extra woik on tho lawyers.
The Dismissed l'olltemeii.
The caso of tbo dismissed pollccmou,
Sergeants Duvall, Connolly and Jones
and Pilvatc Motcland, will not bo
filially disposed of by tbo Commission
cis until to-morrow.
Uullly or rorcory.
In tho Cilmlnal Court this morning
Edwin E.Gray was tiled on a charge
of forgeiy and tbo jury found him
gullly on two counts and not guilty as
to llio others.
I'resldent and Commissioner,
Among tho callers upon tho Presi
dent to-dav was District Commissioner
John W. Douglass.
A EIGHT AT DAYBREAK.
TWO COLORED LIGHT-WEIGHTS
MEET IN THE SQUARED CIRCLE.
A Furious ICIcht-Kound Mill Ilotwoon
Demaraux nnd Jamos, Which tho
l'oiiuer Won on n Foul Hoth Men
Ono of tbo best light-weight fights
tbat bas occurred In this vicinity for
some lime took placo at daybreak this
morning. The fighting grounds wero at
Gunson'p, nbout twenty-flvo miles
down the river, nnd tho coinbatnnls, Leo
Demaraux and Jesso James. Tho
foimer won in tho eighth round on a
The number of spectators were
limited and only forty men saw tbo
fight. The favored few left tho city
about 1.30 o'clock this motnlng on a
tug and it was shoitly after -1 o'clock
vtbentho battle ground was reached.
It did not take long to pitch a ring, for
lucidly, the slakes which did duty In
the McMiltan-Northcdgo affair, wero at
An excellent ring was formed on the
beach and around this the crowd
gathered and waited for tho lighters.
Lee was the first to put in an appear
ance, and was followed by .Tainos n few
minutes later. Tbo former is a light
colored mulatto, and was attired In blue
trunks and canvas fighting shoes, while
his antagonist, who is a full-blooded
negro, wore black trunks.
When tho men stripped it was easily
dlsccrniblo that James had tho advant
age in weight, Leo weighed but 135
pounds, while bis opponent lipped the
beam at 150. Jack Hopper and Jimmy
Mitchell looked after tbo winner, while
Will Davis and Billy Hoinblowcr at
tended to the wants of James. Bill
Noithedgewns rclccted as referco and
ins mother ucorgc outdated as time
It lacked but five minutes of 5 when
time was called foi tho first round.
The two men jumped to tho middle of
tho ling, nnd, without any preliminary
sparring, smashed away at each other.
Leo landed on bis opponent's stomach
and iccelved n facer In return. Then it
was hammer and tongs, until, by a blow
on the car, Leo drew first blood and
was allowed it. The remainder of tho
round was give and take, and It closed
with tbo two men fighting In Jnnies'
Lee heeded tho instructions of his
seconds to play for tho other's wind in
the following round and lauded some
eflcctlvc body blows, but be received
some haul licks in the face, and one of
them on the nose staitcd tho blood.
Both men wero pretty well winded
when tbe third round beuan nnd their
blows lacked steam, but they wanned
up to the work before tbo middle of it
ami did somo excellent fighting. Lee
lecelvtd a blow in the eye that made
bim wince and retaliated by landing
two or three resounding thumps on
James' libs. At this time it looked as
if Lee would bavo cvciytbing his own
way, and bis adherents wcie making
the welkin ling with their demonstra
tions of delight.
James opened the fouith round by
knoeklnc Leo down with a blow on tho
.neck. wIt.seemed to put confidence into
bim for he rushed Lee around tbe ting
and lauded a number of times ou Lee's
left eyo and mouth and usually without
a iclurn. Both men wero blecdina
badly and very much exhausted, and
when thno was called were vainly
punching at the atmosphere in their
ifforts to hit one another.
The fifth round was one of tbo best of
the fight. Lee kept up bis play for his
opponent's wind, and, though ho suc
ceeded in reaching it several times, he
received some ugly countcis on the
face. Finally a straight arm blow in
tho pit of the stomach sent James
against the ropes and be laid there until
the call of time, while Leo pegged
away at blsliead and libs.
The sixth round was a icpctillon of
the previous one, James acting as the
receiver, although he got in a couple of
left-handeis on Lee's jaw, which was
already assuming gigantic proportions.
The men rcsoitcd to clinching in tho
seventh round, and as soon as a blow
was stiuck would clinch and pummel
each other legardless of rules until
separated by tho referee. In separating
them once Notlhedgc threw James
down and he laid there over tho limit,
but as he did not go down fiom a blow
no was permittcii toicsumc lighting.
As In the ptcvious rounds, most of the
fighting took place in James' corner.
' Lee was consldciably battered, but
still in the ring, when time was called
for tbo eighth and last rouud, while
James was consldciably winded. Tho
two men went nt each other in the same
bin llcane stylo tbat bad charactciled
tbe previous rounds, nnd thev hammered
each other pretty effectually. Leo upper
cut James In tho stomach just as they
clinched, and then James adopted a
new and unautboiied mode of defense,
lie bit Lee on tbo shoulder hard enough
for the blood to come, and as the
lefcreo parted the men amid cries of
' foul," he pushed James to his cor
ner and awarded tho fight to Leo. Tho
latter was badly bitten and be began to
civ, until some ono suggested that ho
go over and punch James for doing It.
lie acted on the suggestion, nnd for two
or three minutes tbo men slugged each
other legardless of rules.
Tho light lasted thhty-five minutes,
and tho decision of tbo leferce gave
universal satisfaction, even tbe seconds
of James condemning him for his cow
The crowd immediately re-embarked
for Alexandria, whero tho principals
and most of tho crowd left tho boat to
avoid possible trouble.
Leo was badly beaten about the face.
One side of it looked llko a full moon;
both eyes wero in mourning, and his
mouth was twisted all out of shape.
James had but fow marks on bis face,
but bis body was pietty badly biulsed.
Tho slakes were $1C0 a side nnd tho
THIS 1'OTOaiAC FLUID.
How tho Condition or Our Water Is
Kqioils of the coudttlon of tlio Potomac
nro frequently published, and with figures
atjlng from tho uult to 30, sjys tlio
Jluihlhuj llighler. How many know the
meanlug of tlieso mysteilotis numerals? At
tho gatc-houeo In West Wushlugtou a box,
tlueo feet lone, Is provided with glass onds.
On either edgo of this box, through which
passes a sample of our dally supply of
pure roiomac, Krauuaieu lines aro
marked ami numbered from zero to
30. A black ball, pendant from
a cr06s-plece, hangs In tho water, tho clear
ness of which Is determined by vlowlng tuU
globo through tho glass at tho zero cud of
the box. 'tho clearer the fluid tho greater
distance can the ball bo seen. Thus, lieu
the water Is extremely clear, tho ball can bo
cecn tbe whole length of the box, lu which
case its condition would bo icprosonted by
tho flguro 30. When In a muddy state, IS
would show its quality. Duilug araluy
spell, and when the water Is very muddy,
Its degteo of turbidity Is represented b) a
low Ugure, such as 2, 3, i or 0,
a iioston iisfaulti:i:.
Fast I.ltltic unit 1'nst Horsos Load an
Insuramo Agent to Iluln,
Boston, May 13. Charlo3 P. Fesscn
den of Iloiton, pleaded gullly ycslor
day to the embezzlement of nn amount
In excess of $0,000 from ids employers,
O. II. and W. A. Buckloy. Fesscndcn
belongs to tho well-known Maine
family of which tho lato United States
Senator William Pitt Fcsscndcd was
tbo bead. Ills father was many years
clerk of tbo Cumberland, Me., County
Courts, and later was the cleik of the
Court of Alabama Claims. Ills sister
holds an Important position In tbo Pen
sion Ofilce nt Washington.
Young Fesscndcn canio to Boston
nbout a year ago, and, being of good
address and nimcauincc. wns enuaccd
as an insurance agent by O. II. Buckley,
lcpresenllng tbo Piovldent Llfo Assur
ance Society of Now Yoik. In Sep
tember last bo was given full cbargu of
the books, nnd It wns not until after tho
new1 year that embezzlement was sus
pected. Proof tbat It had been car
lied on from almost tbe first of tils em
ployment was soon forthcoming, nnd
then efforts wcie made by Buckley to
have some of Fesscndcn's many rela
tives make tho loss good and avoid an
The sum stolen was found to bo
neatly $10,000. Captain Nichols, presi
dent of n Roston Insurance company, an
undo of Fesscndcn, was going to help
the young man and save him from dis
grace. Ho took steps In this direction,
but In tbo couise of tho necessary In
vestigation it came out that young Fes
scndcn had secictly married bis daugh
ter. Tbls greatly anccrcd tbo family,
and the result was tbat tho young man
was turned over to the courts.
Fesscndcn has lived a fast life hero
and has spent money freely. Ho had a
weakness for fast horse. Ills mother
and sister were in tbo court room, but
none of his family attempted to save
him from the Trulls of his recklessness.
The judge will impose sentence to day.
UONOltlNG Mil. GUILDS'.
lleniemberlnc His (list lilrthday The
llanqnot Last Might.
Thlity-two members and Invited
guests of tbo George W. Chllds Club
were the banqueters last night at Faber's
Cafo, on Ninth stieet. The banquet, as
in other cities, was in honor of the sixty
first birthday of Mr. George AV. Chllds.
Mr. W. W. Moloney, president of tho
club, occupied the chair. Among the
olbeis present were Major Carson cor
lcspondcnt of tbe Philadelphia Ledger;
Representatives Cummings, Russell and
Wade, Public Printer Palmer, Mr. J.
J. Daily of tbo Ledger office, Mr. John
11. Obcrly nnd Mr. Monday, the latter of
Remarks were made by President
Maloney, Rcpicscntativo Cummings.
Mnjoi Carson, Mr. Daily and ex-Commissioner
Oberly, all of which were
eulogistic of Mr. Chllds and his hand
some contribution in bebalt of the
primers' fialernity, with that of Mr.
Anthony J. Drexel. Tbo occasion was
a most enjoyable one to all of tho par
ticipants. rii: AND MU.K.
Combination That ISrntijjlit a
rollco Court Case,
Otto Werner, tho pioprletor of the
lunch room, 1002 J? street noithwest,
was befoie tbo Bar In tbo Police Court
this mot ning charged with a violation
of the Civil Rights law. It appears that
a colored man named Churchman went
Into tbe place and called for a glass of
milk and a piece of pic. Tho clerk in
the place lefusud to sell to lilm because
ho was colored.
Chuicbman testified that be went In
there because he had been Iu tbo habit
of goincr there frequently for milk in
tbe bulk. The cleik admitted to Church
man being there and that he called him
aside nnd told blm be did not sell to
colored people. Tbe pioprlelors were
not there and knew but little about the
The Judge dismissed the case.
&ioli: ntUM uncli: SAM.
A Tar-Heel Postmaster to Sorre Tlueo
United States Marshal John Hill of
North Carolina passed through the
city last night on bis way to Columbus,
Ohio, with Weeks Annstrong, who Is
to be confined tbcie for three years in
Annstrong, who was postmaster at
Rocky Mount, North Caiollna, con
veyed $000 of the Government's money
to bis own use, and wns tiled and con
victed. Marshall II111 placed his pris
oner in tlio Sixth Picclnct station last
nieht'for safe keeping.
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A Terrible Slcht.
A sickening accident happened to one
of Allison Nailor's cab horses just be
foro noon to-day on Eleventh street,
near Pennsylvania avenue. While the
animal was" backing up tbe vehicle ho
wns attached to the shall ot a passing
wagon stiuck him and penetrated his
body for a distanco ot several inches,
making a ghastly-looking wound and
causing a great outflow of blood. Tho
poor animal will doubtless have to bo
CItlons and tho llallroads,
Mr. N. II. Shea, president South
Washington Citizens' Protectivo Asso
ciation; I. Ilaunon, president South
Washington Citizens' Association, No.
1, and O. T. Thompson, secictarj', saw
Commissioner Douglass this moinlng
in advocacy of tbe Leo bill in regard to
tbo Raltimoio and Potomac Railroad,
and as opposed to tbo Atklnsou bill.
Tho ItelcliunliKtli Suicide,
Tho tools and satchel belonging to
Fredciick Relcbcnbnch, who com
mitted sulcldo In the Wblto Lot several
weeks aco. and for which the police
have been searching, turned up to-day
in n Seventh stieet tobicco store,
where Relcbcnbach had evidently left
Tho Damrosch-lllaliio Nuptials,
A license was filed In the clerk's
ofllco to-tlny authorizing Mr. Walter
DamioEch of New York and Miss Mar
gaict I. Blaine to enter into a contract
of marilugc. Tlio mnrrlago has al
leady been announced socially.
Work on tho Hie Onus,
Tbo work on tbo great guns and car
llnges for tbo new Navy Is progressing
lapldly nt tho Washington Yard, under
the direction of Mr. David Hodestcr,
(list nsslstant engineer, and Chailes
Holplui; Alone Negro Kdncatlou,
This evening a meeting will bo held
at the Lincoln Memoilal Chinch for tho
puiposo of organizing a North Caro
lina Educational Society In tbo Interest
of tbo Rnnkiu-Riciiarda Institute for
colored people. This school is lu
northeast North Carolina.
STORIES OF CRIME AND CASUALTY
TOLD IN TO-DAY'S DISPATCHES.
Tramps 1'rpporcd by a llrnvn Girl
Havoc and Death liy I.lEhlnlns A
Hebrew Merchant Disappears At
JCans h Citv, Mo , Mny 13. A pretty
glii and a shotgun put to (light a party
or tramps at Olatho, Knns., yesterday.
Mr. and Mrs. Flank Duffy left their
farm yesterday morning in charge of
their daughter, Clara, 23 years old, anil
her brother, a boy of 1 1. The houso U
nenr the Fort Scott and Gulf Railroad,
along which tramps swarm. Just be
foic supper thieo rough-looking men
entered the yaul and demanded
supper, tbicatcning dlie consequences
if they wero refused. Fearing
tioublo, Miss Duffy saiitj "Walt a
minute," and running Into the house
seized a shotgun. Two of the
tramps were already making away
with tbe boy. While tho leader was
coming up the steps Into tho house a
charge of shot met bim nnd ho ran
from tho yard veiling with pain. With
out stonnlnc. Miss Duffy fired tbo re
maining barrel Into tho other two. The
shot took effect, and she was left with
her brother master of tbo situation.
Tho tramps canio to Oliilbe, employed
a suigeon to dress their wounds and
hastily disappeared. They were badly
peppered, only the fineness of tbo shot
baring prevented serious icsults.
A MYSTEltlOlIS DEATH.
Liquor Denier Kelly's Mysterious
Taking: Oft" by l'olson,
CincAtio.May 13. The police aro in
vestigating a mysterious death which
occurred at tho Lcland House. James
F. Kelly, formerly In tho liquor busi
ness, letircd to bis room In tbo hotel at
0 o'clock Satutday evening. Shoitly
after noon Sunday James Rcnshnw
passed Kelly's room and saw
lilm on tho lloor, apparently asleep.
When, however, at 1 o'clock Mon
day morning, Rcusliaw again saw Kelly
In bis 100111, bis position unchanged,
be attempted to loused bim, and found
that bo was dead. Tho police, sus
pecting foul play, havo airesled Ed.
Frye, a porter in the hotel, who says
that at tho request of Kellv he pur
chased twenty-fip cents worth of mor
phine Saturday night. Tho police arc
of opinion that Fiyo administered tbe
ding in larger doses than Kelly asked
for. This Fryc denies.
Snloou-Keeper Helnlmnn Shot
Chicago, Mny 13. A bold attempt
was made to assassinato Major George
about 7 o'clock last night. While
Major Hclnzlmau was sitting at a
tabic in bis saloon, at 120 Lasallc
street, talking with friends, Oscar
Klampf, a recently discharged waiter,
entered the front door and fired
two shots at short raugo at blm. One
shot took effect in the left side, in
flictinc a scvcie, thoucb not danccious
wound. Ktampf then fled, but-was-
capturcd and locked up. lie claims
IIcin7linnn owes him 8, which be ie
fused to pay.
JKW1SH MKUGIIANT MISSING.
Humors or Foul I'lay Ho Had Valu
ables on His l'crson,
Chicago, May 13. Joseph Suffrln, a
wealthy Jewish merchant, of 129 and
181 Milwaukee avenue, Is mysteiiotisly
missing. He left homo Sunday at 1
p. in. to go down town. He had in his
possession ;700 and on his person a flno
gold watch, diamond studs and two
valuable uiamouit ungs. 110 is not a
dilnking man and bis friends fear ho
has met with foul play.
The I'lashlng Iiloments.
Si'iiiKorini.D, Iu,., May 13. A
rain storm of gicat violence, accom
panied by a fall of hail and a sharp
electrical display, swept over this see
lion at 0 o'clock yesterday afternoon.
Rain fell in toncnts, street car tracks
were flooded In low places and many
tiecs and some light structures were
blown down, considerable damage be
Nature's Terrible Electrocution.
SiiKUiYVii.i.E. Ind., May 13. David
Munson, aged 19, was struck by light
ning nnd killed near this place yester
day afternoon while riding on
a load of hay. One of the horses was
killed. Tbe wagon was torn to pieces
nnd the bnv burned.
iiHIINGKY JOE'S" MISTAKU,
He Loses an Dasy Iiertli by Ills l'.x.
Bai.tijioiu:, May 18. Until a few
days ago "Hungry Joe," tbo noted
bunco stecrcr, has had a soft berth In
the pcnitentlaiy here, wheic ho Is serv
ing n term of three years, Tbe dliec
tois availed themselves of Joe's lino pen
manship and made him shipping cleik
In tho shoo department.
Joo leccntly got angry with the driver
of tho firm which has the shoe contract,
and calling up the Arm by telephone
notified tbe firm not to send thatdiivcr
anv moic, as he was oftcnslvo to him.
Tho firm, thinking that Joo was
rather too arbitrary for a convict, noti
fied tbo dliectorsof his presumption,
and the latter determined to put Joo
where his sensltlvo feelings would not
bo hurt. lie is now packing shoes, a
much hnrdcr kind of work.
uTivo of a Kind."
"Tuggy" Johnson and "Sweet Wil
liam" Johnson, namesakes, but not re
lated, wcio In tbe Police Couittoday.
William was charged with cutting
"Tuggy" in several places with a pen
knife. Asthelntter bears a hard char
acter Judge Miller sent blm to tho
workhouse for nlnty days nnd finod
William 51 for tbo alleged cutting.
The fight took placo on Herring Hill.
Welcoming Halstead With a Club.
Fiom the Sciunlon Ttuth.
Some of the New York newspapors
aio welcoming Mmal Halstead to tho
innks of Biooklyn journalism with a
club. They seem to think- that if bo
fights with ibosamo paitUan cc.il In tbo
Citv of Churches ns bo did In Cincin
nati bo will soon strew tho field of bat
tle with his own lemalns.
A Fainter Tor Potts.
Fiom Hit llrooUyn Stamlaut-Union.
Roportcr Potts' Interview with ex
Picsldcnt Cleveland was, as the to
poller expressed It, "moro outeitnlnlng
than bo expected." In that caso Potts
went to tho ox-President. But tho ov
Presideut will go to Pot soon not in
flesh, of couisc, but politically.
a 1,1.1:0 1:11 lA'I'V II.r,-TlCi:ATAlHN'T,
Death of a Former Inmate or tho
J'hllade1ihla llllnd Asylum.
Pirrfuit'ito, May 13. Stephen Moore,
a young Pittsburg man, who, It Is
alleged, was cruelly treated at tbo
Philadelphia Blind Asylum several
weeks ago, died at St. Franclscus Hos
pltnl, Lnwicnccville, Sunday night.
The immedlato cause of death was
Prior to ids entry into the asylum lie is
said to bavo been n strong, healthy boy,
but bis health fooh began to grow bad,
and timing tlio past year lie becatno so
111 that lie bad to be brought home. To
the officials of the hospital ho told a le
velling taio of cruel treatment nnd
abuse, which he, as well as other blind
boys, received while In tho Philadelphia
Young Mooro wns about 20 years of
age nnd a resident of tbls city, having
iclatlvcs in jjiiwicncoviiic. 'ino pny
slclan nt tho hospital said that ho bu
llecd tlio young man's death was duo
to tbe treatment hciccchcdat tho blind
Superintendent Battles said that
Moore was one of the malcontents, and
that he voluntarily left tho asylum
Aprils. Ho was about 20 vein sot age,
and had been an inmntc of tho asylum
for five yeais, but of only ordinary
mental ability, and showed no markeil
capacity In any of the branches taught
at the school.
MiMvri'.it iat.mi:k in nuiv yohic.
He Is Tired of Spain and Will Proba
Nr.w YonK, May 13. T. AV. Palmer,
Unlte'd States Minister to Spain, nrrlved
iu tins city yesterday, a passenger on
board the La Gascogne. lie is tired of
his olllce and wants to become a pilvale
citizen onco more.
"I am very glad, indeed, to bo back
in the UnitedTStatcs once moic," he
said. "I do not caro to go abroad
again. I shall not return to my post
unless there is come Important business
for mo to attend to, nnd, if not, than I
will gladly lcsign."
When Minister Palmer sailed from
New loik for his post in Spain a year
ago bo was accompanied by Mrs.
Palmer. When ho icturncd yesterday
his family was increased by one. Ho
brought home with him his ndoptod
ton, Tho boy bears tho nnmo of Mil
rillo Castelnr Palmer. Mm llio is a
beautiful child or 3 years and spsaks
only a fow woids of English.
Minister Palmer has no children of
his own. About six months ago ho and
Mrs. Palmer visited a fashionable water
ing place on the Spanish coast. Here
Mis. Palmer one day rescued n boy from
a ducking and became so attached to
bim thnt be was Anally adopted as their
A YOUNO OIISI. MISSING.
Havo itren Killed
In Her I'oisesslon,
Abiii.ANU, Wis , Mny 13. .lint n
week has passed since any of tbo friendi
of Miss Moggio Maitinc havo seen or
bcaid from bei, and they believe she
bas either committed suicide or been
murdered. Last Sunday she left her
home In New Richmond, Wis., to come
toAEhlnnd, whcio she has relatives.
JIpi .f rli'iuls lin a wero apprised of her
coming, uut eiio lias not como nor
have the New Richmond relatives
heaid fiom her.
When she left New Richmond It is said
she bad a constdciable sum of money
in her possession. On this fact is built
tbo theory of murder. Miss. Marline
was 30 years old and prepossessing.
Chiefs of police tbtougbout the North
west have been notified.
A SCHOOT, G1III, a win:.
Sho Is Deserted by Her Husband and
Wants a Dlvorcu.
Detiioit, Mich., May 13. One of
the most peculiar divorce cases begun
in the Circuit Comt in a long tlmci3
that of Blanche A. McCain, 10 years
old and a school girl, against David
McCain, a painter. Tho girl being
under legal ago, the bill is filed by her
father, Ilemy Belleville, also a painter.
She charges that McCain persuaded
her to lcavo her homo and school and
Induced her to go to Windsor, Novem
ber 4, and get married secictly.
McCain lcrt her immediately after the
cctemony and went to Philadelphia,
while sue leturncd to her 1101110 and
Echool. She asks for a divorce on tho
ground that the'mauiage has not been
fivi: PAiiMKits MUiiii:iti:i,
Deadly Ilaltlo llotwcon Cattlemen and
Oklahoma, I. T., May 13 In a fight
between Chickasaw cattlemen nnd Okla
homa fanners yesteiday on the South
Canadian River, seventeen miles from
here, five fanners wcio killed outright
and several others wounded.
The cattlemen drovo tbclr cattle over
tbo unfenced crops of tbe farmers,
and hence bloodshed. A number of the
cowboys were wounded, but ns they tied
to tho Chickasaw Nation their loss is
Itoasted to Death.
Avr.n, Mass., Mny 13. Late yester
day afternoon tbe body of Mrs. Philip
Bulger, aged -ili, was found In tbo out
skirts of the village lileially in n roasted
condition. It was evident thnt while
she had been burning brush hor clothing
bad caught fuo and she had been binned
to death. Sho leaves a husband and
Comlnc Clierol.no Conference.
GiTiiniE. I. T., May 13. Tbo Cher
okee Commission, compilsing ex-Governor
David II. Jerome of Michigan,
Judtro Wnrrcu and G. Sayrc of Indiana,
and'Alfred M Wilson of Arkansas,
with a patty of fifteen, will leave to-day
Tor tho Iowa reservation to comer wtth
the ludlnns for tho purchaso of lands.
The party will bo gone ten day.
Cloned Ills Doors.
Topeka, Kat , May 13. J. P. Deu
ids, one of tbo lending dry goods mer
chants of Topoka, Kan., closed his dooi 3
yesteiday. lie placed ten chattel mort
gages, amounting to $-3."i,000, on his
slock in favor of piefenod cieditois, tlio
beavlcbt of whom is the Bank of To
peka, for 11,500.
Fiom tht Ikuton IHlot (Htm).
Congressman Kilgoro of Texas Is tbo
ex Confederate who opposed the bill to
mako tbo dying Sbeiidau Gcncial of
tho United States Aimy, and wbo, lator,
succeeded in cutting down tho pension
of the Gcncinl's widow by $1,000. Ho
naturally objected to tbo bill Introduced
last week by General Cocgswcll to
pension Seigeant Plunkett s widow.
Mr. Kllgoio Is a warrior who Is never
so valiant as when he Is making war oa
dead roea or their, widow.
THE TALK OF LONDON.
NEWS AND GOSSIP FROM EUROPE'S
GREAT NEWS CENTRE.
Tho Cnnsplrnry Against the Mfa nf
I'llntn rerdlnntid of llulRarla
Ilmln I'asha's Demand 011 tho
London, Mny 13. However well
lounded may bo the charges contained
in tbo indictment ngnlnst Major Panllza.
just published In Sofln, that tlio con
spliacy against tho life of Prince
Fcidlnand was instigated by Russian
agents, the allegations aro not new, nor
ns far as can lie learned, ha tbo Bul
garian Government succeeded in ob
taining any evldcnco In tbo matter be
yond thul furnished by Incaullous ut
terances of the Major and bis co-eon-spiialors
at the time of their arrest.
In this phase of the case It is doubt
ful whether tbo prosecutors of tho
alleged conspirators will bu able to con
vict the prisoners of an olTcnse punish
nble by death, and the chances ate that
they will be Imprisoned until such tlmu
as Influences fnvornblo to them will be
able to secure their freedom. It Is quite
ccitaln Hint the weight of the influence;
of the Russian representatives at Sofia
will be thrown toward proof that the
prisoners wero not acting In llio interest
of Russia and Incidentally in the direc
tion of showing thnt thcic was no con
spiracy nt all.
"Tho demand mado by Emin Pasha
upon tbo Egyptian Government foe
seven years' salary as Governor of the
Equatorial Province ot Africa, and it
life pension, is generally nllributcd to
the influence of bis German advisers
and not to bis own desire to make;
trouble, and considerable speculation Li
rife as to whether it will be complied
with. That he Is entitled to somo com
pensation for bis scivlccs and their ac
companying hardships is conceded, but
tbo question of full payment of his
salary duilng bis term of virtual
inaction, together with tbe bestowal of
a pension, is a matter tbat will un
doubtedly be subjected to serious con
sideration, and find strong opposition
before it is finally disposed of. The de
mand, however, will doubtless furnish
n new and Inexhaustible supply of am
munition to the Geiman press in the
warfaro those journals ate waging
against Stanley and everything and
A Famous Hull-Flchter.
Madiud, May 13. Sixteen thousand
people witnessed tbe last performance of
tbe famous bull-fighter, Frascuclo, last
night. Afterwaul the retiring matador
was escorted through tbo streets by an
immense ciowuamtd tncptauutis ot the
A Murderous Mldwire.
St. Frrnnsiunio, May 13. A Yllni
midwife, recently airestcd, bas con
fessed tbat for years she bas been in the
habit of killlner infants and hiding tkulr
bodies In wells. Other persons have
been arrested for complicity.
Strll.-o of aiasons,
CorKNitAor.N, May 13. The masons
in this city have struck for shorter hour
and better wages.
Tioo( Suppress a Illot,
TnAour., May 13. At CatUnenthal,
a town of Northern Bohemia, a riot of
such propoitlons occuncd amonjr
striking woikmen that It was fouuJ
necessary to call out tbo troops for It-i
A l'ATIIi:it AND TWO CIIII.IIKKN
Dleappcar Alter tho AVITe and Mothor
Wilkesuawse, Pa., Mny 13. Tho
police aio looking for Isaac Stark and
his two children of Hyde Paik. It Is
feared he may have committed suicide.
Ho left bis homcast Thursday, and no
trace can bo found of him or the chll
dien. Two months ago his wife wont
lo Suubury to visit relatives. While
lucre sue became tntatuatcd Willi a
man named Ilemy Whittemore.
Last Thuisday sbo returned home
with her two babies and told her bus
band bo would have to look after tho
youngsteis in the future; she had met
a man sbo loved better and was going
to live with blm. Sbo didn't caro about
beinc cinbnnasscd with tlio childtcn.
The husband pleaded with the woman,
but In vain. It is feared now that hit
grief bas caused him to kill himself anil
AN AMKK1CAN i.tin:i,i:i).
Mr. C. Do Gamin Said to Have ltoeu
Conni-Lted With a Farls Murder,
New Youk, May 13. A Herald
special fiom Paris says that Mr. C. De
Gaimo, who was reported to have been
anested In connection with tbe Marie
Gagnol murder, was not attested at all.
The newspaper Le Paris circulated tbo
false statement. Mr. Do Garmo is an
American, and lcprescuts a Phila
delphia printlnc house. He threatens
to sue Le Paris for libel.
A llraKeman Gets $1.,000 Damage.
New Yohk, May 13. John Yart
Tassle, a brakeman In the employ of the
New York, Lake Erie and Western
Railway, leccntly received severe In
juries between the bumpers, lie se
emed a verdict of $15,000 damages
from a jury in the Common Pleas Court
Vthlsl.) Kills a Lad.
Buiilinoton, May 13 William J.
Clyde, son of Maltuew Clyde, of Flor
ence, died suddenly yesterday. The
little fellow became hungry during tho
night and going to tho pantry procured
something to cat, nnd finding n bottle
of whisky he diank tlio entire contents.
Mr, Throckmorton Wlthdtaus.
McKinley, Ti:Ab, May 13. Hon.
J. W. Thiockmoiton bas written it
letter to the people of Texas, withdraw
ing fiom the governorship candleaev
Ho saj s his continued ill health will
not picnilt him to become a candidate.
Ohio State Contention.
Coi.UMiir-, Omo. Mny 13 The Re
publican State Contial Committee has
been called to meet In tbls city on
Tuesday of next week lo fix a date for
tbo State Convention.
Elklus l'robably lor Congress.
Wheeliko, W. Ya., May 13
Stephen B. ElUins will probably bo it
candidate for Congioes In the Second
West Virginia District.
On Trial Tor Thell.
The trial of Rodeiick M. Campbell,
cbaigcd with larceny, was on tihl in
tbe Ciimlnal Comt today.
Local Weather Forecast.
For the D'utnct of Columbia, ilurijlanit
and Virginia, iianner, toullmly winds -day;
cloudtnets and rain to-night; wnult
shiftuiq to cooler tioi thwaterty, and J' a'