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The Washington Critic
22D YEAH NO. 6,798.
WASHINGTON, D. C, WEDNESDAY EVENING, MAY 14, 1890.
PB1CE TWO CENTS.
Important to Parents
THE parents or guar
dians who have
boys to clothe will
make a big mistake if
they fail to see our
INC O M PA RAB L E
stock before pur
chasing. We specially want
you to see the SU
PERB assortment of
SAILOR suitsfor boys
from 3 to 1 0 years of
age. Such pretty new
effects have never
been seen in Wash
ington. Dark blue
trimmed with white,
white with red, blue
with red, blue with
gold and, in fact, most
every color and com
bination that you
could call, for, all
marked at B. ROBIN
SON & CO.'S prices,
which you know are
the lowest ALWAYS
for reliable goods. We
have added quite . a
number of new pat
terns to' our already
FINE stock of long
pants suits for young
men and boys, both
in cutaway and sack
styles, all cut, made
and trimmed in the
manner that isCHAR
ACTERISTIC of all
OUR garments. All
at prices that are FAR
charged by houses
that indulge, in cut
rate sales at the end
of the season
, ROBINSON & CO,,
THE BOYS' OUTFITTERS,
909 PA. AVE. N. W.
C1IK1STENF.D WITH WINE.
alio Ilamlflomo Steamer Macalester
DInltes Iter .Initial Trip.
The now Potomac River steamer
Charles Macalester mado her maiden
trip to Mount Vernon yesterday with n
large party of invited ladles and gen
tlemen on board. After the boat had
steamed away from her dock the pas
sengers gathered at the bow, where
Mrs. Macalester Laughton broke a
bottle of champagne in the christening
process. Tho vessel was gaily decorated
with flags, and from a staff floated a
British flag in honor of Sir Julian
l'auncefoto. In front of tho pilot-house
is a big electric search light which can
lie turned In any direction. In the la
dies' saloon is a large photograph of
tho gentleman after whom tho boat was
named. Throughout the boat are elec
tric lights and signals.
Secretary Blaine took a distinguished
paityto Mount Vernon In the Despatch,
and an acorn which Sir Julian had
brought from England and which had
piopagated into a small tree at the Bo
tanical Gardens was planted by him in
piesenco of the large assemblage In
honor of his Royal Highness Albert
Edward Prince of Wales. This was
done on account of tho trco which the
Piince of Wales planted at Mount Ver
non when In this country in 1803
having died, at which tho Prince ex
pressed much regret. Tho ceremony
wns an interesting and impressive one.
Tho Hxooklyn Fostofllce.
The Postmaster-General was closeted
with tho President this afternoon. Tho
Brooklyn Postoffico is bellovcd to bo
the subject they had under considera
tion. It is one of tliu ofllccs which
gives tho Executi vo'much bother. There
arc four candidates for tho place
Messrs. Case, Taylor, Bristow nnd
They havo all been hero aud havo
discussed tho matter with tho Postmaster
General, and that official has placed all
tho papers beforo the President. Tho
term of Mr. Hcndrlx, tho present In
cumbent, will expire In two or three
weeks. Hcnco tho anxiety shown by
candidates and tho attention given It by
the appointing authorities, Tho ap
pointment is likely to come any tlmo
Liquor Licenses Approved.
Tho Commissioners havo approved
the samplo-room liquor licenses of
John O, Knight, 1024 Sixth street south
west; Edward B. Rico, 115 B street
southeast; John T. Carroll, 201 C street
southwest; William Flvnn, 700 North
Capitol street; Daniel Ryan, 420 Third
sticct southwest; William R. nnd
GustavusA. Staples, 402 Second street
southwest; Phillip J. Stubencr, 1403 II
street northeast jMaurlcoSchlosscr, 1311
E eticct northwest.
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A tip-top show Is tho card at this cosy
llttlo vaudeville theatro this week and
largo audiences aro tho results of
Messrs. Roop and Nopper's enterprise
Tho over-popular Aarons, Hlnslcy
and Grimes great hlack-faco act, Sid
France and Miss Delmay in their short
drama, tbo opening femalo mnstrcl
show, wllh Harry Wool iu the centre,
and tho grand sparring matches and
wiestling and sparring bouts combine
to make tho show ono worth double tho
piico of admission.
THE WORK OF CONGRESS
WHAT THE SOLON3 ON THE HILL
A 11111 to Prevent Fool-Selllne; In the
District Another to Comuoniato
tho Agricultural, Chomlst . A
Sour Protest Othor Matter,
Tho IIouso today Insisted on Its
amendments to tbo Semite Dependent
Pension bill, nnd n contcrcnco was or
dered. Tho House then went lnto'Commltlco
of tho "Whole, with Mr. Allen of Mich
igan in the chnlr.
Mr. Bynitm moved to rcduco the duty
from 25 to 15 per cent, on common
The motion won defeated 00 to 80.
Mr. Dunnell -moved to reduce tho
duty on china, porcelain, etc., from 55
to 35 per cent, nd valorem. Lost,
Among tho bills reported and placed
on the calendar In tho Senate was ono
subjecting imported liquors to the pro
visions of tho laws of the several States.
A desultory discussion apropos of
nothing In particular then took place,
which wound up with Mr. Plumb's ob
jecting to Mr. Hoar's continuing his
Tho Silver bill was then taken up,
and Mr. Teller addressed tho Senate.
At 2:!30 ho yielded to a motion to go
in executive session.
District In Congress,
Mr. Edmunds to-day Introduced a
bill In the Senate to refer to tho Court
of Claims the claim of Professor Peter
Collier, chemist of tho Agricultural
Department, for $1,500 fees for serv
ices as witness In certain suits of tho
Government against parties for eva
sions of the customs duties on sugar.
The claim was before Congress at
least as early as tho Forty-sixth Con
gress. Mr. Barbour introduced In the Senate
a bill to prohibit book-making and
pool-selling in the District for any pur
pose. It Is the bill Mr. Hogg in
troduced in tho House last Congress
with a proviso that the act shall not In
terfere with tho right of the Washing
ton Jockey Club or other regular or
ganizations duly organized under tho
laws of the District to make books and
sell pools at their semi-annual or special
meetings, hut the limit ot such meetings
is placed at sixty days in any ono year
for each club or organization. Tho bill
applies to trotting and running horse
races, boat races of any kind, or any
election or 'contest.
A committee of vinegar manufac
turers, consisting of Paul Bechtner of
Chicago, Edward HUs of St. Louis, II.
J. Heinz of Pittsburg. 11. Williams of
Detroit and A. J. Bodcn of
Milwaukee mado an argument beforo
iho Wavsand Means Committee against
a provision of tho McKinley Tariff bill,
which rrpwds the law allowing vinegar
to be manufactured from alcoholic
F1SANK WAKU'S TKIAL.
It Will Commence on Juno U, by
As stated in Tun Cnrric the other
day District Attorney Judgo Hoge had
asked that a time bo set for the hear
ing of tho Frank Ward murder trial,
so that it could bo disposed of before
the summer vacation came. In com
pliance with his desire Mr. Ward's at
torneys, Senator Blackburn and Judge
Jcre M. Wilson, had a conference with
Judge Hogo yesterday afternoon and it
was virtually decided that the trial
should commence on Juno 1), when tho
now jury for that month will be sworn
In. It Is anticipated that theio will be
considerable trouble In securing a jury
for this trial as Frank Ward was so
well known throughout tho city.
Tni: suite; icai. association.
Second Day's Session of the Men Who
Use the Knife.
At the second day's session of tho
American Surgical Association this
foicnoon at the Army Medical Museum,
papers weic read upon "Surgical Opera
tions for the Correction of Club-Foot,"
by Thomas G. Morton, M. ,D.; dis
cussed by Drs. L. A. Sayrc ot Now
York, De Forest Wlllard of Philadel
phia and Charles T. Parkcsof Chicago;
on "Tho Radical Cure of Hernia," with
results of over 100 operations, by W. T.
Bull, M. D., of New York; "Anoma
lies of Hctnla," Illustrated with photo
graphs of a rare case of Lumbar Hernia,
by C. II. Mastln, M. D. of Mobile, Ala.
At the 2 p. m. session a paper on the
"Propilcly of the Rcmovai of the Ap
pendix Veimlformls Dm log an Inter
val of Reaming Attacks of Appen
dicitis" wa3 read byFredeite S. Dennis,
M. P., of New York discussed by
Dis. Joseph Rausohoff of Cincinnati,
John llomans of Boston, J. Ford
Thompson of Washington. P. C, and
W. W. Keen of Philadelphia.
Also a paper on "A Case of Splenec
tomy Complicated with Cvst of Pan
creas" (recovery), by Theodore F.
Prewitt, M. P., of St. Louis. The
annual dinner of tho association will
take placo to-night at tho Arlington
Hotel. Tho closing sessions of tho as
sociation will bo held to-morrow.
A Hoy's Doatll ICeportod.
It Is leportcd that tt six-year-old boy
by tho namo of Gear, whose family re
sides nt No. 14 Jackson Alley, was
killed yesterday afternoon near G and
North Capitol street southeast by being
run over by either a lumber or store
Tho dilvcr of the wagon has not yet
been apprehended, There is a mystery
surrounding the death of tho boy that
has not yet been cleared. It is not cer
tain whether he attempted to jump on
tho wagon and fell olt or whether tho
wheels passed over tho body,
A Fatal Cave-In Accident,
About 11 o'clock this morning there
was a cave-In nt an excavation In Navy
Placo southeast, where a gang of men
All of tho men escaped but Jcsso
Johnson, colored, who wnscaughtond
completely buried beueath tho earth.
Immediate steps weio taken to icllcvo
Johnson from his living tomb, but
when they icached him life was ox
tlnrt. The ambulance conveyed tho body
to Johnson's home, No. 1031 Fourth
Tho Commissioners In reply to the
communication of Messrs. B. II. War
ner & Co., In reference to reducing tho
lent of building occupied ns police
headquaiteis, providing the District
make tho repairs of tho building, say
that tho building is In such a dilapi
dated condition that they do not deom
it expedient to adopt their proposal.
A NEW rATMASTKK-OJINIIIt.Yr,,
Nnvnl Inspector IMwIn Stewart' Ap
pointment Ilia Oltlclat Ilecord.
Pay Inspector Edwin Stewart of the
Navy has been appointed Paymaster
General of tho Knvy. Commander
Stcwatt f" In tho Navy nearly
thirty years. He was appointed from
New York September 0, 1801, as an
assistant paymaster and miulo pay
master on April 14 of tho following
This position bo retained until March
8, 1870, when ho was promoted to a
pny-lnspcctorship, with tho telatlve
tank of commander. Ho has been sta
tioned in New York for the past four
Tho present promotion entitles htm
to be ranked as a commodore.
nForty-Nliior" Journey to Marshall
Hall anil Knjoy Tliomsolvoi.
Tbo handsome now steamer tho
Charles Macalester, which hereafter
will plow tho waters of tho Potomac
bctwfcn this city and Mount Vernon,
carried down as a large number of pro
rnlucut Washlugtonlansas will over bo
collected on Its decks. Tho occasion
was tho fourth annual excursion of tho
Socletv of California Pioneers to Mar
shall llall and like tho preceding ex
cursions was thoroughly enjoyable. It
had a triple significance, for besides be
ing the fourth excursion of tho society,
It was also tho birthday of Colonel Joo
McKlbbcn, tho aged treasurer of tho
society, and tho initial tilp of the new
Tho start was made at 10 o'clock, and
tho large crowd made a thorough In
spection of the new boat under tho ablo
guidance of Us commander. Tho run
to Marshall Hall was quickly made, and
there the excursionists spent the re
mainder of tho day In enjoying tho hos
pitality of Colonel McKlbbcn, which
was dispensed In characteristic Cali
Among tho many- present were:
James L. Barbour, F. J. Ilesbergcr, J.
L. Smith, I. Saks, J. P. Willett, Stllson
Hutchlns, Poisey Clagctt, S. C. Ram
age, Major Baikcr, Ross Fish, Cooper
McGulrc, R. L. Barker, P. II.
Chrlstman, Robert Beall, W. S.
Roosc, M. W. Bcvcrldgo, II.
O. P. Towlcs. George W. Moss,
R. Bushyhcad, W. II. Crosby, General
T. T. Crittenden, Ed. Ncwmeyer, Dr.
Domcr, F. Garllck, J. II. Russell, E.
W. Spoffoul, O. T. Ball, E. L. Johnson,
II. I. Gregory, Levi Woodbcrry, James
Lansburgh, O. C. Green, W. E. Clark,
O. T. Thompson, Samuel Normeut,
Chapin Brown, Auslin Brown, James
S. Edward and many others.
MM IN THE GUtEKN KOOM.
The President Attonds n Session of a
"An interesting meeting of tho board
of directors of tho Mnry Washington
Memorial Association was held at 4
o'clock yesterday afternoon In the Green
Room of the White House. President
Harrison and Chlof Justice Fuller were
among the first to arrive. Mr. Reginald
Fcndall presented to the meeting the cer
tificate of incorporation and Ihe by-laws
of tho association. The election of three
officers, a vice-president, a secretary,
and a treasurer, was then held and re
sulted In the selection of Mrs. Amelia
C. Walte as vice-president, Mrs. Marga
ret Hetzel as secretary and Mr. E.
Francis Riggs ns treasurer.
Those who were present were: Presi
dent Harrison, Chief Justice Fuller,
'Mrs. Harrison, Mrs Chief Justice
Walte, Mrs. Senator Squire, Mrs. Sena
tor Blair, Mrs. Senator Vance, Mrs.
Senator Cockrell, Mrs. Seuator Dolph,
Mre. Representative Brecklnrldgo of
Arkansas, Mrs. Representative Rey
burn, Mrs. II. I. Kcvscr of Baltimore,
Miss Pendleton of Philadelphia, Miss
Maud Lee Davidge, Mrs. General
Emory, Mrs. Margaret Hetzel, Miss
Susan Rcvlero Hetzel, Mrs. Claudia
Money, Mrs. J. N. Norton, Mr. Regi
nald Fcndall and Mr. Blair Lee.
Commissioner Hubert Con Talis With
the Police, and Gossips Talk.
The atmosphere about Police Head
quarters is In a somewhat muddled con
dition owing to the fact that District
Commissioner Robeit has bceu making
himself rather numerous nt head
quniters during the past forty-eight
hours. Tho query is being generally
put, " What move next will" he make?"
Colonel Robert has held several
consultations with the major, cap
tain, and several precinct lieuten
ants, but the natutc of the inter
views aro surrounded by as much
mystery as was Rider Haggard's famous
cieatlon, "She." In tho meantime tho
tongue of tho gossips are wagging vig
orously and new developments In tho
Robert crusade arc being looked for.
An Anacostla Minister Divides
I'eoAmonc His Friends,
Arthur Judgo and Saiah Wclgel of
Prince Geprgc County, Md., walked
into the office of Notary Public Arm
strong of Anacostla yesterday, and
producing a manlage license asked him
to marry them. Mr. Armstrong de
murred on the grounds that he did not
havo magisterial power.
Tho couplo were disconsolate until
Mr. J. M. Keating volunteered to go for
Rev. E. Richardson, pastor of the Ana
costla M. E. Church, who responded,
and tho anxious twain were promptly
mado one. Tbo exultant brldpgroom
tendered a big fee, which Rev. Richard
son promptly divided with Messrs,
Keating and Armstrong,
Mrs, Hendricks in Town,
Mrs. Thomas A. Hendricks and Mr.
and Mis. Elder of Indianapolis stopped
In tho city to-day for a brief period, on
their way to Baltlmoro to attend the
meeting of tho charitable organizations.
Mis. Hendricks has been the president
of the Femalo Reformatory Prison of
Indiana ever since it was established in
1808. In charge of Repicscntatlvo
Bynum they looked upon tho IIouso
fiom tho members' gallery and listened
to the tatlff debate.
A llepubllcun Editor Iteliukes Lodge
Fiomlht VhUaJtliMa TtUoraoh.
It Is to be hoped President Harrison
Is giving seilous attention to this tin
portaut matter, and will not wait for
the adoption of somo unwise and pcil
Ions measure, but will excit a conserva
tive Influence in tho direction of na
tional peace, as well as really honest
and fair elections. Tho adoption of
cither the lodgo bill or tho Hoar bill, as
It stands, and lis approval by the Presi
dent, would bo followed by scenes
which no patriotic citizen can contem
plate with sercplty. Partisanship In
tho present Congress seems to bo run
RIVERS AND HARBORS.
WILL THE APPROPRIATION BILL BE
CONSIDERED IN THE HOUSE?
Tho Leaders Alarmed nt tho ltlc Outgo
or the Cash, Hut Chairman Homier
son Insists it Is Cloud Politics tn
Pass tho Hill.
Will Hio River and Harbor bill bo
passed? AV111 it ever get a bearing?
These me questions continually asked
nowadays. It is generally understood
that tho Republican leaders, tho
President, tho Speaker, and some
olhtrs nic more than anxious wor-
i ledover tho enormous expenditures
irailo nnd proposed for pensions, tho
Navy, public buildings, coast defense,
Ihe it-funding of the direct tax, and
other matters outside of the ordinary
and regular expenses of the Govern
ment. It Is thought that these worried
leaders purpose evening things up, so
to speak, by letting tho River and
Harbor bill slumber jipon tho calendar.
Not so wllh Mr. Henderson of Illinois,
chairman of the Committee on Rivers
and Harbors. Ho maintains a stilt up
per lip and has not yet nbandoncd hope
Of passing his bill. He Is not very
cheerful under tho circumstances, and
would no doubt resent vigorously tho
treatment tho bill is receiving at the
hands of the steering committee if he
thought It would do any good to tho
bill, which, by the way, ho has much
at heart. Mr. Henderson said to-day,
anent his bill and Us prospects:
"I hope to get a voto on the bill as
soon as the tariff question Is disposed of
in the House, which will be to-day
week. The River and Harbor bill is in
tbo intcicst of tho whole country and
ought to pass.
"Uii.ycs; l nave nail suggestions mat
it be postponed until next 'session, but
they como from persons with whom the
wish is father to tho thought. It is a
great mistake to assume that It would be
politically inexpedient to pass tho River
and Harbor bill. I believe it would boa
fine stroke of political wisdom. I think it
was one of Mr. Cleveland's greatest
mistakes to oppose river and harbor
legislation. The present bill has been
carefully framed with a view to carry
ing on the more important of the pub
lic works. It gives to tbo big rivers
and haibors "about all that was asked
. for in the engineers' estimates, and to
the small streams but little.
Our bill Is not open to the criticism
made against so many that in framing
them fnvoiltlsin and log-rolling ob
tained. "It I were President I would Insist on
tho passage ot this River and Harbor
bill. It not only constructs waterways
and benefits navigation and commerce,
but it docs good in distributing money
In all sections of the country."
Mr. Henderson declared very em
phatically that uo suggestion ot post
ponement would be tolerated. He says
the f i lends of the bill number more
than two-thirds of the House, and they
will demand Us passage at tbo first
oppoitUnlly. Ills manner indicates
that the ft lends of the bill will lose no
time walling for the opportunity to
come around and bunt them up.
If tho bill should pass the Houses its
fi lends in the Senate will scothatno
lime is wasted at that end of the Capitol.
They are prepared to hasten Its con
sideration In Committee and to see that
It Is taken up promptly In the Senate
Till: SUH-THKASUH v scui:.he.
Ihe Ways and Means Committee Hears
It Expounded by Mr. McUuno.
Mr. C. A. Mticunc, editor of the Na
tional Economhl and chairman of the
legislative committee of the Farmers'
National Alliance, had an audience
with the Ways and Means Committee
and made an elaborate argument in
favor of the Plcklcr Sub-Treasury bill
He was interrupted liy Mr. Flower
and a long colloquy ensued. Mr.
Flower asked Mr. Macune some very
practical questions concerning tho
woiklngs of tho bill if it were put iu
practice, which that erratic econo
mist found puzzling to answer.
Yet it is only fair to say that Mr. Ma
cune showed a very fair knowledge of
Ihe economical and financial systems of
other countries thnn this. Tho distin
guished banker-statesman, however, car
i led loo many guns for the erratic econo
At 10:30 o'clock Chairman McKinley
pioposed that Mr. Macune print tho rest
of his remarks, aud that Colonel Liv
ingston, tho head of tho Alliance in
Georgia, and the Alliance candidate for
Governor of that State, have the half
Colonel Livingston declined to take
advantage of this proposition. Ho said
bo could not say what hc-wantcd to say
in half an hour, and he shot an angry
glance nt Mr. Flower, as though he
blamed that gentleman for consuming
so much time.
Mr. Flower looked sorry. Colonel
Livingston, who bad his speech all
prepared, said that he proposed to put
the suh-tieasuiy plan beforo the com
mllteo In a new light, and he wanted
time according to tho light he had.
Chairman McKinley said that the
hearing would have to go over until
next Frldav, as the vinegar folks were
to havo their Innings' to-morrow.
Colonel Livingston didn't see why
vinegar couldn't wait and give the
farniers a chauce.
Ho wanted to say his say and go
home, and didn't want to stay hero
until Filday. But as thcro were none
of the vinegar folks ptescnt their ap
pointment had to stand, nnd Colonel
Livingston will bavo the floor on
Friday. Mr. Macune then used up the
unfinished tlmo of tho meeting.
ItlCht of Petition Denied.
Batavia, N. Y.. May 14. Eleven
students havo been expelled from tho
Batavia Institution for tho Blind
charged with insubordination. They
petitioned tho Legislature for the re
moval of Horace K. Smith, teacher of
piano tuning, claiming that ho Is In
competent. Tho executive committco
of tho board of trustees Investigated tho
matter, sustained Mr. Smith and dis
missed the petitioners.
Transatlantic Steamers ArrUe,
LoNPOtf, May 14, Tho steamship
Fuldn, from Now York for Bremen,
passed tho Llzaid at 5 a. m. to-day.
The steamship Lahn, from Now Yoik
for Ihemen, passed Scllly at 10 a. m.
Yale to lie Hoard From,
It is expected that Rov. William Grif
fiths of the Yale Theological Seminary
will pi each at tho Tabernaclo on Sun
day. He Is a candldato for tho degiee
of Ph. D., and Is said to be a very fino
As Seen From Atlanta,
fiom (hi Atlanta Con$tttution
Tho figure that Mr. Harrison presents
is that of a man seen through tho wrong
end of a very long telescope,
A STINGINO AUKAiaNSlKNT
Of l ntlo Hani's Dollniiuenrlos Iu
Way or Settling Claims,
During the war William G. Halpln
was Lieutenant-Colonel of the Fif
teenth Kentucky Volunteers. Soon
nfter the war lie presented a claim for
looses he had sustained during tho war.
At least as early as tho Forty-secpnd
Congress a bill for his lellcf was Intro
duced Into Congress.
No action has ever been taken on tho
matter, and another bill with the same
purpose was Introduced In tho House
this session by Mr. Caldwell of Ohio
It was referred to the Committee on
Colonel Halpln has wilttcn a. letter to
the chairman of that committee, Mr.
Thomas of Wisconsin. In the course
of It he makes tho following stluglng
comments upon the procastlnatlng ways
of the Government where claims nre
"Thcro Is, and has been, much talk of
doing justice to tho soldier, In and out
of Congress for the last twenty-five
yearc, yet hero Is a peculiar caso that
lias not been decided in all that time.
It may bo for want of effort on the part
of the member Introducing tho bill, or
the sum Involved may be too small to
enlist the energies of the committee to
which it was referred.
"Twcnty-flvo years Is a long time to
wait for the adjustment of a claim pos
sessing tho mcilts of this. It the
papers on file do not establish hc
justice of the claim, it is the duty of
the committee to report ngainst it, and,
if .the papers establish the claim, it Is
equally the ditt of Congicss to order
the bill paid.
"I nm told that no other civilized
government would permit a just claim
of this nature to drag along through
the legislative halls one-tenth of the
"I am now old; and as the life of man
is limited, and If I nm to bo paid dur
ing my mortal career the casb must
come very soon. 1 am not of the per
suasive kind of mortals whit lead to
church-teachers and nro willing to wait
for payment until they reach tho celes
"UncleSam is yet among the verities
and should adjust his household be
fore hols called to answer for his count
less rolls of red tape aud similar motives
in dealing with his children,"
A MAYOIt ON A KAMFAHE.
The Cedar Keys (I'la.) Executive Gun
ning for Hie (tamo.
Chdau Keys, Fi.a., May 14. This
place was practically In a state of siege
last night, as moat of the able-bodied
men were going armed all day, and
theieweie few people on the streets.
Mayor Cotticll and his marshal havo
been running things the past week, and
a scene of lawlessness and terroV now
The light-house keeper wns shot at
on the street by Cottrell on Saturday,
but foi Innately the missile of death
missed him. Tho belligerent held up
tho agent of tho F. C. and P. Ratlway
with a double-barreled shotgun, but the
laihoad mnu was too much for him and
He next bearded the United Statc3
Collector of Customs, and with his
marshal by his side, both holding drawn
pistols, Insulted him most foully and
thjipatencd to jrat, him In jail tho mo
menf'te 'dared' step" foot out of his
office, even If a worse fate didn't over
He threatened also to horsewhip tho
Episcopal rector and his wife, most
estimable people. The clergyman went
to Tallahassee to complain to Governor
Fleming of the state of affalis, and on
bis return several pailshiouers met him
and had to escort him to his home.
Collector Plnkcrton left for Jack
sonville on Sunday, and a private tele
gram from him late last night said that
he would return this morning with four
deputy United" States marshals to cap
ture Cottrell and his allies. The town
Is in an awful state, and a large number
of prominent citizens have left with
TWO CA11I.E COLLISIO.NS.
a Huggy Kun
Just after 12 o'clock to-day theie
was a collision at the corner of Penn
sylvania avenue and Seventh street
between a cable car goiug south and a
Pennsylvania avenue car going cast.
Fortunately no one was injutcd, al
though one laity, whose namo could
not be ascertained, was severely
Avcnuo car No. 137 had just ob
tained Us complement of passengers and
was starting on Us eastward journey,
while cable car No. 24 had just left tho
O street crossing. The grlpman rang
his gong for the right of way, but see
ing that a collision was inevitable tried
lo'stop the car.
He succeeded iu lessening its speed
considerably and when It struck the
other car, it only broke the supports of
one of the scuts. Tho Avcnuo car was
ciowdcd and Its weight enabled it to re
tain Its position on tho track, while tho
cable car was thrown off. Tho accident
impeded travel for somo time.
A cnblo car coming down Seventh
street hill, near D stieet, collided with
tho buggy of R. C. Thompson of Hills
dale yesterday afternoon about 0
o'clock" In front of Lansburgh's carpet
store. Tho buggy was nearly demol
ished, but Mr. Thompson and the horse
escaped unhurt. Mr. Thompson claims
that he beard no gong, nnd contem
plates n suit against the cable road.
Senator Walcutt's Marrlace.
Buffalo. N. Y., May 14. Tho
society world of Buffalo camo out in
round numbers at noon to-dav to nt-
lend tho wedding of Mrs. Frances
Metcnlf Bass of this city and United
States Senator Edward Oliver Wnlcott
of Denver, Col.
The marriage was celebrated in St.
Paul's Cathedral Church, Rev. Dr.
Francis Lobdell officiating. Tho full
vested boy choir led the procession
The brldo woio n Worth gown of
white satin brocade and mull, trimmed
v Ith point lnco and crystal. The sleeves
and ulgu collar wcio entirely mado ot
the ileh point. Diamond pins caught
the laco hero and there nud fastened
the whlto ostrich feather toque. Tho
groom's gift, a circlet ot ten very largo
and beautiful diamonds, was worn at
tho neck, and tho hand bouquet was of
La France loses.
At 4 o'clock Mr. and Mrs. Wolcott
will leave for New Yoik, traveling In
Hon. Chauncey M. Depew's private car,
which is garlanded with roses In honor
of tho occasion.
A Fire Hub's Work.
A fire was discovered last ovenlng In
a shed attached to the boiler-house of
thcFreedman's Hospital, and an alarm
was turned in from box 213 and the
flames extinguished beforo they had
gained much headway. Tho tiro is
thought to havo been of Incendiary
oilgln and the damage Is small,
STARTLING STORIES FROM QUEBEC
OF OFFICIAL MALFEASANCE.
A Iterugeo From the Slatos Makes
Statements Which Involves Con
tractors nud Public Olllclals A
Uuarlor Million Iu llrlbes,
Nnw Yoiik, May 14. Tho Herald'
Quebec correspondent, In a dlspitch on
the subject of corruption and bribery
iu Canadian official circles, says that
O. E. Mtttpby, who at one time was a
member of the New York State Legis
lature, nnd who tied to Canada some
eight years ago with $G0,000 belonging
to the office of tho New York Ltccuso
Commissioner, has made some stato
ments which bid fair to unearth some
scandals which will prove far reaching
in their political results.
A short tlmo after his flight to
Canada Murphy joined tho contracting
firm of Larkln, Connelly & Co., retir
ing from that firm last year, with n
very large fortune. Another member
of that firm was Robert McGrcvy,
brother of tho Hon. Thomas McGrcvy,
M. P. for Quebcck, West. Robert
McGrcvy corroborates tho statements of
Murphy, and their joint revelations aro
the result of a dispute with other mem
bers of the firm, and of a family quar
rel between tho two McGiovys.
Both Murphy nnd Robert McGrcvy
furnish details of vartous sums of money
paid by them from 1883 to 1888 for the
purpose of being favored as public con
tractor by tho Quebec Harbor Com
missioners and tlio I'tiullc Works Uo
parlment of tbo Dominion Government,
or winch Sir Hector Langevln is the
head. The total amount paid out by
the firm for official favors is placed at
$250,000. Most of this money was
paid to tbo Hon. Thomas McGrcvy,
th&ugh Sir Hector Langevln Is person
ally indicted in the statement of Mur
phy, nnd members of the Federal Cabi
net arc also said to be Implicated.
In 1883, $20,000. according to tho
stories of the two self-confessed bribers,
was paid to Thomas McGrcvy for en
abling their firm to secure the contract
for a cross wall In Quebec harbor. Iri
1884 they paid $22,000 for another con
tract secured from tho Quebec Harbor
Commission. In 1884 they also paid
out a bilbcry fund of $80,000,
in icturn for which their firm se
cured a $230,000 contract for tho
construction of n Government dock at
Esqulmault, British Columbia. In 1887
Thomas McGrcvy was paid $23,000 for
increasing the contract price of some
dredging in Quebec harbor from 27 to
85 cents per ynid. Preliminary step
toward bringing this huge scandal to the
attention of Parliament havo already
Meanwhile Murphy and Robeit Mc
Grcvy have been aarcstcd ond admitted
to ball on a charge of ci initial libel
made by Hon. Thomas McGrcvy.
COMltlNING AOAINST OAKLISLE.
Ho May. Yet Lose the Kentucky Sen
Fiiankfout, Kv., May 14. The great
danger to Carlisle In the Senatorial cau
cus lies In combination. Tho Western
Kcnlucklans arc still at sea for some
man on whom they can consolidate, aud
nliendy they are straying off Into the
Carlisle, McCreary and Lindsay ranks.
Judge Reeves' filends insist that he is
the proper man on whom to consolidate,
but others assert that ho cannot control
enough outside votes to win.
McKcnzle is In no better shape as to
outside votes and cannot get his end of
tho State solidly. Buckucr still ap
pears to be the most likely compromise
man, and It seems to be the plan to hold
him in reserve and not spring him on
tho caucus until a compromise seems
to bo inevitable. Knott's strength is
still confined mainly to Ids own dis
trict, and he seems to be making ti less
aggicssivc fight than any one else. The
McCreary men are quiet, but de
termined, and feel confident of win
ning. It is also becoming more apparent
that Judge Lindsay Is being looked to
ns a happy solutlon'of all difficulties In
case of a wrangle. His friends claim
that they can control twenty-four votes
for him. The Carlisle men continue
to present their fnvorito as ono whom It
would bo an outrage to defeat, but that
policy continues to make no friends for
Original Package'' Test Case,
Banciok, Mn May 11. The first
"original packago" case In Bangor was
brought before the Municipal Court
yi'stciday. Officers had seized a six-lei'n-galfon
and an eight-gallon keg of
of ale in James McGuho's storehouse.
McGuIio testified that he was an'agent.
leeching liquor from Massachusetts,
and he Intended to sell it In the orlglual
packages. Judge Brett announced that
he would deliver his decision in two
Killed by a Train,
New Yoiik, May 14. A northbound
Iraln on tbo New York Central Rail
road this morning struck Edward
Valols, nn artist, on tho head and In
stantly Killed him. Valols, who re
sided at C83 East Ono Hundred and
Fifty-ninth stieet, was preparing to
boatd a southbound train at Ono Hun
dred and Elehty-sccond street when the
accident occui ted.
Cincinnati, May 1 1. Tho refusal of
the Fouudrymen's Association to grant
the demand for an increase mado by tho
bench moulders has resulted In a strike
of the fioor molders, and to-dny none
of the foundries employing union men
Watson Favored for Ciincreirt.
BiiADFoni), Pa., May 14. Tho Mc
Kean County Republican Convention
yesterday elected delegates favoring
Stone for Governor to the State Gubcr
natoilal Convention, and elected dele
gates favoring Walson for Congress to
the Congressional Convention.
A Chance for Mr. Itanium.
Boston, Miy 11, James Butler,
while plowlug on his farm at Ipswich,
turned upnn Indian Idol of stono In tho
shape of a serpent, which is lookod
upon as an undoubted relic of the stono
age, and will bo deposited in the Essex
Institute collection at Salem.
Biliioa, Si'Aix. May 14. Nine thou
sand mlncis in tho provinco of Biscay
have gone out on strike for an increaso
of pay and a decrease of tho hours of
A Fnll-Itlooded Indian Nun.
Yankton, S. D., May 14. Miss
Josephine Crowfeathcr, a full-blooded
Sioux maiden, has become a Benedic
tine nun. Her father Is a Sioux chief.
MOItMON Kt.DEIt.S FI.OOUHI).
Whllo ProMilytlng Iu Louisiana Thoy
Aro .Severely Handled.
New Om.eans, Mny 14. Tho Times
Democrat's special from Vernon, Fla.,
says: Two Mormon elders havo been
tramping through Washington and
Holmes counties, dlstilbullng their re
ligious tracts. They went by tho
names of Elders James and Maxwell,
and hailed from Utah. They had prose
lyted to n considerable extent, nnd
especially among young unmarried
women. They secured a party of eight
women to go West with them, nnd left
with them last week. Abratn King,
living six miles from here, had two
daughters In the party. King nnd his
FOti, with his neighbors, ono of whom
hnd n wife with tho "converts," pursued
Ihu Mormons, nnd, on capturing thctn,
tied ihcm to trees, stripped them, llojgcd
them unmercifully nnd then let them
looso and began filing on them. The
Mormons ran Into tho swamp nnd havo
not been seen since, nnd It is believed
that they perished. Tho young women
were brought homo and every one of
them was well switched, their parents
making cacli one whip the other.
HIIOKKK SISTAItr. AIlltESTED.
U y'.Iall Plied at 7fi,0(IO All Inter
Nnw Yoiik, Mny 14. R. H. M. Sis
tare of the failed broker firm of George
K. SIstnro's Sons wns arrested In Now
York Monday at the Instance of Rich
ard Ileckscher of Philadelphia, who
claims that the firm has never account
ed for $112,000 In bonds which ho de
posited wllh it. He also claims that
his cousin, Augustus Ileckscher, lost
$120,000 In tho same way.
t Slslnic's arrest was not made public
on Mondny. He was taken beforo
Judge Lawrence, who fixed the amount
of ball nt $75,000. Mr. Slstaro spent
Monday night tn looking for bondsmen,
accompanied by a deputy sheriff. He
wns unsuccessful, nnd continued tho
search until ycsteiday afternoon, when
lie gave tip the search for the day, and
was locked up in Ludlow Street Jail,
where he spent the night.
AN EDITOH KOKIIED,
A Itelatlvo Itelloves Him of $.10,000
One Man Arrested.
New Yoiik, May 14. Tho llcra'.d
says: John II. Wallace, editor and pro
prietor of Wallace's Monthly, has bcoa
robbed of $50,000 by a relative named
Robert L. Wallace, a young man of less
than 20 years of age, who Is employed in
Ihe office of the elder Wallace. The
Young man has lied, but Lesllo E. Mac
Leod, associate editor of tbo Monthly, Is
locked up at police headquarters on
suspicion of complicity In the theft.
Prcpnilnp; For The Uundrl-Centennlal.
CiiAiti.nsTOWN, W. Va., May 11.
Governor Fleming yesterday nominated
the following gentlemen as World's Co
lumbian Commissioners, to bonppolnlcd
by Presldcut Harrison:
J. W. St. Clair of Fayette County, J.
F. Blutl of Jefferson County; alternates,
M. F. Flnlcy of Ohio County, nud W.
V. Rooman of Wood County.
They Call It Good Work,
Halifax, N. S., May 14. Advices
from Newfoundland say that "Com
missioner McGrnth is doing excellent
work in Fortune Bay on the bait pro
tection service. He hns already seized
two American vessels, had their crows
In jail, collected $7,000 in license fees
and fines, and terrorized bait poachers
nnd smugglers generally."
Knights of Honor Convention.
Dn-rnoiT, Mich., May 11. Every
State and Territory Is represented in the
national convention ot Knlchts of
Honor, now in session here. Tito con
vention will uiscuss tho nuvisatmity oi
an assessment to mnko up for tho drain
on the treasury, cnused by the unusual
latge number of deaths during the
Commander McCalla's Sentence,
New York, May 14. Tho HeniUl's
Washington special says that the sen
tence against Commander McCnlln will
positively not bo dlsmlsscd.but as nearly
as can bo ascertained. It will be three
years' suspension on half pay, retaining
his present number on the navy register
duilug that period.
Drum Point Drummed Out,
Baltimouc, May 14. The City
Council last night voted 11 to 8
against indorsing tho $300,000 worth of
bonds for the Dium Point Railroad, by
which road it is proposed to connect
the Richmond Terminal nnd Baltimore
and Ohio Railroad systems.
Another Hank Falls,
St. Joe, Mo., Mny 14 A dispatch
fiom Plattsbutg, Mo., states that the
private banking bouse of Funkbousen
A: Porter, at that place, made an assign
ment last night. Their liabilities aro
said to bo much In excess of their
Tho Hraros lllslnir.
Houston, Tex., May 14. The Brazos
River Is rising nt Richmond and Colum
bia. The International Railroad track
is five feet under water and traffic Is
suspended. The Southern Pacific track
will piobably be submerged In a few
Powderly's Latest Manifesto.
Sct.axton, Pa., May 14. Mr. Pow
derly has Issued a manifesto to the
knights advocating a constitutional
convention to modify tho State consti
tution so that tbo Australian ballot sys
tem can bo adopted.
The Presbyterian Revision,
New York, May 14. The Independ
ent says that returns from all but five of
tho Presbyteries of tho Prosbytcrlan
Chinch show that 1!!3 havo voted for
levlsion, 09 against revision nnd 0 have
declined to vote.
Iju.iy Will Suo tho ..World."
New Yokk, May 14. The World's
Washington special says that Mr. Quay
has decided to sue the World for libel
on account of Its recent publication of
statements affecting his personal Integ-'It.v-
Small-Pox at Sea,
Halifax, N. S.. May 14. The
Norwegian bark Esra from Ilaonos
Ayics arrived at Parraboro In chargo
oftbomatc, Captain Nellsonandonoof
the crew having died of small-pox dur
ing the voyage.
A Female Hcavy-WelKht Dead,
Boiidentown, N. J., May 14. Miss
Mluule Ctutts.who weighed 400 pouuds,
died at this placo yesterday.
Ocean Sttament Arrive,
Nr.w Yonu, May 11. Arrived Wy
oming, from Liverpool, State of Ne
braska, from Glasgow,
TUB FOREIGN BUDGET.
NEWS FROM THE OLD WORLD
BROUGHT BY CABLE.
Petitions From America and Other
Countries ARalnnl tho SlberUu
System Stanley's Kxoorlatlon Dis
cussed rlcrmany's Military Status.
London, SIay 11. If the C.ar docs
not take steps to modify the woiklngs
and effects of the prison system in
Siberia It will not be because the exist
ing evils aic not called to his attention,
or at least to the notice of his ministers
and others around him. Private lottera
and dispatches from St. Petersburg;
stote that petitions fiom England.
America, Gcnuany, France nnd other
countilcs nro arriving nt tho respective
embassies and legations In great pro
fusion, with requests that they belaid
before the Czar immediately.
Forwarding petitions to Russia" is a
comparatively easy matter, but laying
them before the Czar Is quite another
thing, and it Is extremely doubtful that
bis imperial Majesty will ever see asln-
rrn fiTin nf tlin nilniprntta nnnnnla tn lito
I clemency hi behalf of the Siberian
exiles, though he will doubtless bo In-
Luiiiii'u u& iu iiiciL numuui, vuiuiuu aim
character. Tho government officials
still stoutly aver that tbo reports of
cruelties to prisoners In Siberia aro
wholly false, and If anything Is done to
mitigate the unhappy condition of those
unfortunates, it is safe to say that it
will be doncso quietly that nothing will
over bo definitely known as to the
character aud extent of the modifica
tions. Everybody is talking this morning of
tho excoriation Administered by Stan
ley to tho quakers, peace societies,
newspapers, and everything nnd every
body in ccncrnl In his speech, on the
occnslon of his reception nt tho Guild
Hall yesterday, nnd somo of the papers
arc candid enough tn admit that he was
abundantly justified in the severity of
his remarks. While England has ab
solutely nothing to show for the mil
lions of money and oceans of blood de
voted to Africa, tho Germans aro mak
ing themselves masters of the most
fiuitful portions of the laud, at an out
lay positively Imlgnlflcant, as com
pared with what Encland has
sunk, and It Is riot surprising that
a man who has made the sacrifices and
endured tho hardships that Stanley
hns, In England's interest, should be
come exasperated at the opposition and
apathy displayed by those who should,
support him. It is not unlikely that
the vigorous remarks of tho explorer
will stir the Government into action,
which to be of any advantage to Eag
land, must be soon taken.
Opened by tho Hmnornr.
Vienna, May 14. The great Inter
national Agiicultural Exhibition was
opened heie to-dny by the Emperor
Francis Joseph in person in the pres
ence of an immense concourse of peo
ple, many of whom were men promi
nent In Great Britain and In tho coun
tries of Continental Europe.
Franco and Italy stand nt the head of
the foielcn nations represented by
cxbibils In tho importance and value of
their displays as well ns by the elabo
rateness of detail manifested in lUelr
Germany's Military Status.
Beiimn, May 14. In the Relehstaar
to-dny the Minister of War explained
at length the provisions of the proposed
Military bill. Count von Moltkc sup
ported the Minister's representations,
and said that tho European situation
was one of Increasing delicacy and one
which was growing more difficult of
solution by leason of the intricate
problems In state policy which it con
stantly presented. It was, Count von
Moltke asserted, imperative that Ger
many should maintain a strong military
system, as a strong government alone
would ue able to maintain peace.
Taxlnc Their Own Fishermen.
Ottawa, Ont., May 14. In the
House of Commons yesterday Mr. Lau
rlcr drew attention to the tax Imposed
upon Canadian fishing vessels going
into the ports of Newfoundland for bait,
which, he stated, amounted to over half
a million dollars a year. Sir John
Thomson said the matter was now un
derconsideratlon. The Into Newfound
land government promised that the law
should not be enforced against Canadian
No tlormanlatlon of Hohemla,
Vienna, Mny 14. Iu reply to an In
terpellation by a member of the Young
Czech party, Count von Schoenbern,
Minister of Finance, stated yestcnUy
in the Lower House of the Relchsratli
that the Government hnd no intention
of Germanizing Bohemia. The protec
tion of minorities had been tbo sole
object of the recent conciliatory con
ference. Itoyalty at Koenlcsburc,
KoENiGS-uuno, May 11. Tho Em
peror and Empress of Germany ariived
heie this morning and were received at
the railway station by Dr. von Schlck-
manu, uovernor of the Province of
East Prussia: General Bronsart von
Schellendorff, Commander of the First
Anny Corps, whose headquarters aro
here, nnd the burgomaster of tho city.
A guard of honor was also nt the sta
tion, and when their Majesties alighted
from the train the band played "Tho
Watch on the Rhine." The day was
observed as a holiday.
Still Hinting nt Hamburg.
IlAMiiuito.May 14. To-day witnessed
a continuation of the riotous proceed
ings yesterdny inaugurated by the strik
ing gas workers. Aided by a number
of idle persons the strikers have engaged
In confilctswith the police with there
suit of the wounding of several of their
number and tbo arrest of others.
Thrco Years for Hlcamy.
Montreal, May 14. W. II Roth
well, who, while married to Miss Orth
of Philadelphia, camo to St Johns,
thi province, last November aud mar
ilcd Miss Bean, pleaded guilty yester
day to a chargo of bigamy and was
sentenced to three years In the peni
tentiary. Impost on Forolcu Workmen,
I'aius, May 1-1. As a counter checlc
to the Government's proposals to create
tnilff duties for the benefit of French
manufacturers, the Radical party in
the Chamber of Deputies ha3 decided
to support with Its strength tho prolect
fornn impost upon foreign workmen.
Ottawa, Ont., May 14. In the
House of Commons yesterday a bill was
passed providing for tho payment or a
bounty on pig Iron made from Cana
dian ore. "
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