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The Washington Critic
22D YEAH NO. 6,800.
WASHINGTON, D. Cm FBIDAY EVENING, MAY 10, 1890.
P1UCJB TWO CENTS.
that there is no
Boys' and Chil
dren's Clothing made
than is to be found in
E claim that our styles and
patterns are the very
newest to be seen in
E claim that our clothinjr
is made and trimmed
equal to the best mer
E claim to fit Young Men,
and Children of
all sizes and shapes,
long, regular or stout.
E claim to be the original
Boys' and Children's
Clothiers in America,
and the only ones in
E claim to have every es
sential thing in the line
of Clothing and Fur
nishing Goods for
Youths, Boys and Chil
claim to have a fixed
price and not to deviate
from it and guarantee
it to be the lowest for
shall be told
if you are
purchase return it and
ou recognize these as
correct business prin
ciples, give us the bene
fit of your patronage.
RQeiNSON k CO
Tho Rehablo Juvonile Outfitters,
909 PA. AVE. N. W.
FOLLOWERS OF CALVIN
Trnnsnct a Large Amount of Business
at Saratoga To-Day.
Saratoga, N. Y., May 10. At tbo
meeting of the Prcsbyteilan Assembly
this morning nineteen standing com
mittees woro announced by the mod
erator. Tho report of tho special commlttco
to Inqulro into the best means of pre
venting tho liquor traffic in tbo Congo
region was read and adopted.
The clerk reported that on tho general
question of revision 182 Prosbytorles
bad answered in the afflrmatlvo, GO in
tbo negative, 7 declined to answer and
8 had not yet reported. A committee
of flvo was appointed to canvas3 tbo
answers to tho overtures, as follows:
Dr. Francis L. Pntton of Princeton
College, Dr. II. M. McCrocken of Now
York, J. D. Thornton of San Francisco,
Maurico D. Edwards of St. Paul and It.
P. Sbanklln of Indiana.
Tho special commlttco on tho board
of publication reported against tho pur
chase of a completo publishing outfit.
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A CELEBRATED CASE ENDED.
Class Manufacturers Acquitted of Ira
portlnc Contract Laborers.
PiTTSBuna, Pa May 10. A United
Slates jury yesterday acquitted Cham
bers & McKce, the millionaire glass
manufacturers, James Campbell, tbo
high-tariff president of tho Window
Glass Workers' Association, and
William Slicker, president of tho Inter
national Federation of Glass-Workers,
of thechaigoof Importing i&ur from
Euiopo under contract.
A verdict was rendered for tho de
fendant In tbo proceedings instituted to
recover $1,000 penalty for tbo importa
tion of ono Charles Fcrd. This will
icllevo tho Administration's United
States District Attorney, Walter Lyon,
of tho trouble of taking similar action
in tho case of forty-flvo other English
men who carao to tho United States
under like circumstances. Tho Gov
ernment was six months In preparing
Tho Trouble With Baseball.
From tin Philadelphia Prut.
President Spalding of tho Chicago
National League Club bolloves that
popular Intoicst In baseball Is waning,
und ho may be right. There is reason
to suspect, however, that tho cblof
trouble Is a surplus of Associations and
a deficit of good playing.
Temlor Grlof Indeed,
Tbo Rev. Dr. Primrose I'm glad to
seo you aro so klndbcartcd, and I lovo
you for crying when vour father cut
tbo tall off your dog. What mado him
Little Johnnie To stop my tying a
can to it.
A Sign That tho War Is Ovor,
From the Lancaittr Morning Newt.
Tho spectaclo of Sir Julian Paunco
fote planting a troo at Goorgo Wash
ington's tomb, by order of the Prlnco
of Wales, ought to convinco a good
many folks that tbo war Is roally over.
Iluttorworth Smashed tho Crockery.
From the Scranton Truth.
Representative Buttorworth camo
pretty near plavlng "tho bull In tho
china shop" with tbo MoKinloy Tariff
bill in tbo Houso at Washington yes
To Turn Hoed Ulna Out,
From the irarritburtj Patriot.
Tl Is now In older for tho Czar of tho
Houso to read Uuttcrworth out of tbo
party for to Tom ltecd him out, so to
WORK OF BOTH HOUSES.
THE DISTRICT'S INTERESTS CON
SIDERED IN COMMITTEE.
Several Moasurosof Loont Importance
to Ho Reported Tariff Talk In the
Iloiino Silver In tho Senato Other
In tbo Scnato to-tiny Mr. Dawca pre
sented remonstrances of jobbers nnd
retailers of foreign goods In Springfield,
Mass., against the provision of tbo
McKlnley bill relating to Roods inado
wholly or In part of wool, and tbo In
cicasc of duties of silk manufactures.
Tbc House amendment to tbo Antt
Tnist bill was reported back with an
amendment thereto striking out certain
words and Inserting tbo words, "So
that tbo rates nf such transportation
may not bo raised abovo what Is just
The amendment was agreed to and a
Tbo bill to permit the manufacture
and printing of securities of foreign
governments on paper used for U. S.
securities was reported back adversely
and was indefinitely postponed.
Scnato joint resolution for an Im
mediate survey and cstlmato of Improve
ment of tbo St. John's River, Florida,
Tbc Silver bill was then taken up,
and Mr. Sheiman offered a substitute
for tbo amendment bcretoforo offered
by him (as to covering Into tho Treasury
the funds now held for tho redemption
of national bank notes). Mr. Sherman
slated that tho substitute was to tbo
same effect, but In bettor form, having
been prepared In tho Treasury Depart
ment. Tho amendment was read.
In tho Houso.
Petitions were presented In tho Houso
to-day from tbo employes of several
knitting mills In Philadelphia urging
tbo passage of tho McKlnley bill. Also
one from Collins Bros. & Co. of St.
Louis against a duty on sugar of milk.
Scnato bill was passed authorizing
the registration of census mall matter.
Tbo Houso then went into Commit
tee of tbo Whole on tho Tariff bill.
.Mr. MoKInlcy of Ohio offered an
amendment specifically including glass
chimneys in tho clause relative to thin
blown glass, at a duty of 10 conts a
dozen and 40 per cent, ad valorem.
Mr. Blaud of Missouri said tho pro
pond Incitaso was Intended to enable
n few gentlimcn, at the expense of tbo
people, to make fortunes, no de
nounced tbo bill as a measure of petty
thievery and highway robbery.
In response to a question by Mr.
Henderson of Iown, Mr. McKlnley
staled that the prcsont duty on lamp
cbimncjs was 45 per cent, and tho
proposed duty between CO and 00 per
Mr. Henderson Inquired bow miny
lnrM c'lmms wcro Impnited.
Mr. McKlnley lcpllcd that ho had no
Mr. nendcrson then wanted to know
bow, If Mr. McKlnley bad no exact
data, bo know that tbo duty should bo
increased. Applnuso and laughter on
tbo Democratic sido.
Mr. McKlhley said the commlttco
know that It was Impossible for our.
people to manufacture theso chimneys
unucr tuo present rate or uuty anu con
tinuo to pay tho present rate of wages.
Mr. Henderson said ho would decline
to voto for tho lncrcaso of any duty
whatever when bo had not the informa
tion to justify tho voto.
Mr. McKlnley said that tho commlttco
had no personal pride In tbo bill. Tho
commlttco bad dono its best with tbo
information at Us command. Every
member of tho majority of tho commlt
tco bad agreed that tbo proposed duty
on lamp chimneys was absolutely neces
sary to preserve that Industry In this
An amendment offered by Mr. Hen
derson of Iowa, retaining tho present
duty of forty-flvo per cent, ad valorem
on glass chimneys, was defeated,
103 to 107.
District In Congress,
Tbo House District Committee to-day
heard Mr, Edwards and General Hunt
Inaton In favor of tho bill to refer tbo
claim of James W. Walsh and others to
the Court of Claims. These cases
have been boforo tbo court
once, nnd tho District Commissioners
say the presumption must bo that tho
findings of tbo court aro correct aud
conclusive. Tho bill was left with tbo
Commissioner Douglass, president of
the uoaid, forwarded to tho Commis
sioner to-day a communication recom
mending that II. R. 0701, to incorpo
rate tbo Washington nnd Runnings
Sliett Railway Company, bo
amended by adding after tbo
woid District in lino 85
tbo words; "And the rails used by said
company and tbo location of said track
on i-uid highways, and tho gonoral con
struction of sold railroad nnd Its build
ing, shall be subject to tho approval of
il.e Commissioners of tho District of
A petition signed by fifty-two citizens
of Washington, praying for a chaugo
in tho location of tho tracks and build
ings of tho Baltimore nnd Ohio Rail
road Company nnd for the passago of
Benato bill vm, which provides for
tbo location of tho company's depot
north of n street, was presented to tho
Senate by Mr. Hale.
Mr. Teller introduced a bill in tbo
Senato to pay $10,000 to AYIlllam P.
Wood for services rendered tho United
States, as audited and recommended by
tho First Comptroller of tbo Treasury
January 22, 1888.
Mr. Harris introduced a bill provid
ing for the assessment and collection of
water rents and water-main taxos.
It provides that after Juno, 30, 1800,
all rents for water and all
taxes for water-mains shall bo collected
by the Collector of Taxes on bills pre
pared In accordance with tbo oxlst
ing law by tho Assessor of tho District.
Tho Senato District Commltteo mot
to day. At tho outset Messrs. Harris
(who presided), Farwell, Vanco, Faulk
ner and Barbour wero present. Liter
Mr. Intralls camo in and took tbo chair.
Mr. McMillan also came in.
Tbo commlttco Instructed Mr, Ingalls
to report favorably, with amendment,
Senato hill 2470, to prcvont cruolty to
children in tho District; Mr. Faulknor
to report favorably, with amondmont,
Senato bill 8300, for the preservation
of tho publio peaco and tho protection
of property within tho District. Mr.
Vance reported favorably Sonato bill
81C01, to releaso certain church prop
erty In tho District from arrears of tax
ation. An orlelnal bill, drawn by tho Com
mlsIoncrs for tbo erection of a truck
house, was ordered lobe Introduced.
The Crimean l'ort of Commoroe,
St. Petehbuuho, May 10. Tbo
Czar has designated Thcodosla as the
future pott of commerco of tbo Crimea.
NINETEEN BODIES HECOVEItEl).
Sis Moro iiro Missing and are Thought
to ho Dead,
Wn.KESiiArtnn, Pa., May 10. Ex
ploring parties havo found nlnotccn
dead In tho mine. Six moro nro miss
ing, ami It Is probablo tboy aro also
It Is now stated that all of tho en
tombed miners nro dead. At 7 o'clock
Ibis morning tbo rescuing parly dls
covered ono of tbo Hungarian
brothers, named Ttuss, In an aban
doned working. Ho was still alive,
and said that bo thought tho
other men wcro all safo in ono of
tbo breasts, This gave rlso to tho
tumor that all tbo men wcro safe.
Hues died on being brought to tho sur
face. All tbo men, with tho exception
of Hi oso rescued last evening, It is now
said, wcro killed by tho explosion,
which occurred two hours nftor tho
cave-In took placo. Tho bodies of tbo
victims are being taken out. They aro
honlbly mangled, In some Instances
heads having been blown entirely off.
When tbo nineteen dead and charred
bodies wero being brought out tho
scene at tho mino was heartrending In
tbo extreme Men. women nnd cull-
then, shrieking and groaning, fell upon
their knees, lilted tbclr hands and eyes
toward Heaven, and prayed for tbo
Allen, tbo flro boss, who was rescued
from tbc mine allvo last ntgbl died to
A DIG DEAL IN FROSPEOT.
Urotlierhood Backers Secure n Largo
Interest In tho St, Louis Club,
St. Louis, Mo May 10. It was re
ported hero last night that n big ex
change of stock between Will Johnson,
tbo local street railway magnate, and
Chris Von Der Abo, president of tho
St. Louis Baseball Club, had been
made, Mr. Von Der Aho becoming in
terested in Mr. Johnson's railway prop
erties and Mr. Johnson securing a largo
holding In the St. Louis baseball fran
chise Tho general interpretation put upon
the new situation by tho few who know
of It is tbnt Will Johnson, a strong
Brotherhood advocate, has about suc
ceeded In arranging n peaco with tbo
Brotherhood and Von Der Aho and for
tbo early transfer of a club to this city,
probably from Cleveland, Buffalo or
Pittsburg, and its consolidation with
tho present Browns, tho two making
one of tho strongest organizations in
IS THIS TRUE?
Homeopaths DoolaroThnt Vncclnatlon
Dock Not l'rovcnt Smallpox.
Indianapolis, Ind., May 10 The
subject of vaccination was discussed at
great length by tho homeopaths at their
meeting yesterday, tho subject being
Introduced by Dr. Baker of Torre
Uautc. Dr. Baker maintained there
were as many evil as good results from
vaccination, and bo did not know but
what it would bo wlso to abandon tbo
practice altogether. Many of the phy
sicians concurred in Dr. Baker's opin
ion. Dr. Sawyer of Kokomo said be had
seen cancers that unmistakably camo
from vaccination. The doctor said he
bad made a careful study of the sub
Jcct'itnd had "discovered that'tho death
rate was larger wLero vaccination was
resorted to than whoro It was not. Tbo
death rato from smallpox, bo said, was
larger now than ever before, notwith
standing the gcneial resort to vaccina
tion. CONTROLLED 1SY FOREIGNERS.
Au English Syndicate Secures a Valu
able Mining l'lant,
Cleveland, Ohio, May 10. The
entire piopcrty of tho Jackson Iron
Mining Company will bo owned in
Engla nd within a few days. Negotia
tions havo been going on for several
months and a company has finally
formed abroad to take up tbo 132,000
shares of stock at $123 n share, ot
$1,500,000 for tho mine. Tbo Jackson
property Is ono of tbo best on Lake
Superior. It has been controlled for
two years by William Chlsbolm and
J. II. Wndc, jr., of Cleveland, and
Samuel Marshall of Negaunce, Mich.
They bought tho stock at tbo price at
which it now sells, $125 a share, but It
has paid $70 a share in dividends
within the two years in which they have
A Missing Editor Who Tolls
FAinr.unY,lLi,.,May 10. A.L.Baker,
the managing editor of tho Maioa, 111.,
Timet, who has been missing since
May 7, returned to this city ou a lato
train ycstciday and Is now at tho homo
of bis parents, completely worn out
and suffering from tho effects of power
ful drugs. Ho says that while in Decatur
two men overpowered him and kept
him under tho influence of drugs until
lust Sunday when they deserted him at
Dubuque, Iowa. Ho discovered a note
left by ono of tho men saying that tboy
wcro satisfied that ho was not the man
they wanted, nnd advising him to go
home. They robbed him of $20 and
also used his mileage books on tho rail
roads. WILL HAVE FKONT SEATS.
Boston Aldermen Can See tho Ballot
Free of Cost,
Boston, May 10. Tho aldermen, in
a conference with theatrical managers,
yesterday, reached an amicablo adjust
ment of their troubles over dead-head
scats on passscs for tho aldermen, and
nt tho suggestion of tho theatre men
tho aldermen agreed to fix tho prlco of
circus licenses nt $1,000.
Dlseaso Leads to Sulcldo,
Chicago, May 10. Albert Haisfeldt,
president of tho Chicago Quilting Com
pany, committed sulcldo yesterday at
Biown'a Hotel, corner Stato and Van
Buren streets, by shooting blmsolf in
tho bead. Ilarsfcldt was afflicted with
a tumor on tho neck, and sovoral phy
sicians whom ho consulted told him
that he could not get well. It Is sup
posed that this preyed upon his mind
and drovo him to commit self-destruction.
Ought to Bay Something,
Fiom Hit St, Louis atobt'fitmocrat.
Senator Quay is deservedly praised
for his habit of rotlconce, but thoro aro
times in tho lives of all men when thoy
need to say something, and bo Is just
now facing a situation of that sort,
Uls Record to Date,
From tin LoulnilU Qouritr-Journal.
Dr. Harrison's Presidential record:
Twelve ducks slain and onoSoutkorn
public building appropriation vetoed.
FARMERS IN POLITICS.
THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE PRO
POSES TO TAKE A HAND
In Iho Great Government Game Tholr
Effort to Control Slate Govern
ments nnd Congress What Thoy
Hnvo Dono nnd Froposo to Do In
the West nnd South.
Congressmen from several of tbo
Southern and Western States aro very
much exercised over tho political situ
ation. Tho tariff has no terrors for
them, for they go with their party and
ask no questions. Silver presents no
other difficulty to them than paucity of
possession. Other subjects of legisla
tion are largely Influenced by local In
terests. Yet aro many of our statesmen
Tbo cause of their anxiety is found
in tho organization known as tho
Farmers' National Alllanco. It has
n very largo membership In tbo
cotton and wheat-growing States. Its
objects are such as can bo gained only
by legislation. It Is, therefore, to
that extent a political, though
It Is not a party, organization. So far.
it professes an intention of acting within
tho lines of tbo two regu
lar parties. Of course, If
they fail to gain their purpose in that
way tboy feservo to themselves tho
tight to enter tho field as a soparato po
Their pet project is their sub treas
ury scheme. They propose that tho
Government shall erect fire
proof warehouses wherein may
be deposited certain staplo products of
tbo farm, such as cotton, wheat, oats
and other non-perlsbablo articles.
When so deposited tho Government
Is to advance a certain ncrccntago of
their market value, soy 80 per cent.
Bills to carry this plan Into effect are
now pendlns before committees of tbo
two Houses of Congress.
Acting within tbo lines of tbo two
regular parlies they hopo to control tho
nominations to office. Already in Kan
sas tho Republican Alliance men en
compassed tbo defeat for renomination
of Mr. Turner. In Arkansas in
1888 they joined forces with tho Repub
licans In two districts, and as a result of
that alllanco Mr. Fcathcrston now holds
a scat in tbc House from the First Dis
trict of that State.
In tho Southern States thoy act with
tbo Democratic party. Thoy havo
sent letters asking questions
which aspiring politicians find puz
zling. Mr. Oatcs of Alabama an
swtitd them promptly and frankly
aud negatively, giving bis reasons for
bis opposition. By what may be styled
a political paradox Mr. Oites Is cer
tain of renomination nnd ro election.
But other districts arc not so safe
ns bis. Tho Alllauro men
will have a candidate for nomination In
most of them, They will also endeavor
to nominate a candidato for Governor
when tbo Democratic Stato Convention
meets May 28 and will have n candi
date for Senator to succeed Mr. Pugh if
there be any prospect of success.
Tho Alllanco is moving in Texas,
and it is understood that Mr. Mills will
publish a letter in reply to their ques
tionsprobably In tho' National Demo
crat. In Mississippi, Mlssoml, North
Carollno, South Carolina and
Georgia tbey aro moving. In tbo North
west, In Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin,
Minnesota, Nebraska, Iowa and Kansas
tho Alllanco men are up and doing. In
these Stales they will act within
tbo lines of tbo Republican party.
In no Stato, perhaps, aro tho Alliance
forces so well organized as in Georgia.
Not only are they preparing to capture
tbo Stato government, but they hive
candidates already in tho field
for nomination for Congress
in seven out of tho ten districts of tho
State. So far no ono has come out
against cither Mr. Lester, Mr. Turner or
Mr. Crisp. They may be opposed, but
so far no opposition has materialized.
In tbo Fourth district iMr. Grimes
has for an opponent the Hon. II. R.
Harris, an cx-membcr of Congress and
the Third Assistant Postmaster-General
under tho recent Administration.
In tbo Fifth (tho Atlanta) district Mr.
Stowait will bo opposed by W. II.
Peek, president of tbo Georgia State
In tho Sixth Mr. Blount-will havo to
contend with Mr. R. N. Nisbct, a rich
planter nnd prominent Alliance man.
in ino Bovenm air. jicmenis win
measure swords or cotton hooks with
Mr. Felix Corput, who is n high officer
of tbo Alliance.
In the Eighth Dr. Carlton has de
clined a renomination. Mr. J. N.
Smith, tbo biggest planter in Georgia
bo has 1,000 men in his employment
nnd an impoitant factor In Alliance af
fairs, ttands a very fair chance of
writing M. O. after his name.
in tno JNintu jur. uanuicr nasueciincu
to run again and may bo succeeded by
Mr. A. J. Whin, who thinks tho Alli
ance a winning card.
In tho Tenth, Mr. Barnes, who Is as
big ns tbo lato Senator Dixon of Ala
bama, will bo mado to bustlo In a man
ner very uncomfoilablo for a corpulent
rr an in hot w eather. Tho party of tho
second part Is Mi. Thomas Watson, a
lawyer, but an Alliance man.
Truly, tbo prospects are very good
for a great deal of politics this fall.
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FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL.
New Yoiik, May C Money loaned
nt E7 per cent. Excbango wcakj
posted rate, 481JlS0i; actual rates,
483J for 00 days, and 485 J I for de
mand. Governments steady, currency 0's,
110 bid; 4s, coupons, 122 bid; 4Js, do.,
Thrco hundred and fourteen thou
sand shares changed hands on tho
Stock Exchango in tho two hours to
noon to day. Prices wero strong
and ndvanccd with very llttlo In
terruption throughout tbo morning,
tbo greatest activity was in
Atchison, Chicogo Gas, Union
Pacific, Oregon Tianscontincntnl, Now
England, Reading, Consolidated Coal
and Pullman Palace Car. At noon
tbo advanco ranged from to 3J per
cent., but, at this writing, the market Is
dull, at a fractional reaction.
Headline Entombed Miners.
Wii.KESiiAMtn, Pa., May 10. Four
teen men wcro this morning taken out
of tho cavcd-ln Hartford mlno allvo.
There Is great rejoicing among tbo
friends anil relatives of tbo rescued
men, who tell thrilling stories of tho
efforts they made to keep themselves
Hilled With a Brick.
New Yokk, May 10. A Parkers-
burg (W. Yn.) special says that Frank
Tolllvcr, Iho noted brother of tho Ken
lucky Tolllvers, was hit with a brick
and killed by Frank Lefllor Wednesday
night during a quarrel. Lefllcr has been
arrested at Athens, Ohio,
CARLISLE IN THE VAN.
Within Twelvn Voles of Securing
New Yoiik, May 10. The Herald' t
Frankfort, Ky special says; Carlisle
would have been nominated last night If
(ho caucus could havo taken nnotbor
ballot. AH tho opposing candidates
combined to forco an adjournment at
Iheclosoof tho third ballot, however,
and they wero finally successful. The
cx-Spcakcr's strength was crowing with
every additional poll, nnd tbore Is little
doubt that this evening will find him
selected as tbo successor of Mr. Beck.
The Timet? special says: Ono moro
ballot and Mr. John G. Carllslo would
bnvd been mado United States Senator
to succeed Beck. This is tbo verdict
to-night after tho adjournment of the
caucus. Tho situation for tho lower
candidates seemed hopeless. Tholr
backers recognized this and a last
despcrato movo was made. Filibuster
ing began, nnd ended In an adjourn
ment. All day long tbo foiccs of tho
contending candidates wcro at work,
realizing that, in ail probability, to
night would settle the struggle. Judge
Lindsay's lieutenants sent out word all
along tbo lino that bis forces would
push tbo fighting at night, nnd esti
mates of liis strength ranged from
twenty-six to forty votes, but bo
fell far short of tho latter placo. A hard
battle aud n righting finish Is what Sir.
Carlisle's friends wanted also, both sides
claimed certain election, but ovcrybody
left out allowances for Knott or Mc-
Crcary, and it was generally conceded
that. neither would lncrcaso his strength
from tho fourth ballot last night. Judge
Hnrgls of Louisville and General John
S. Williams were working hard for
Judgo Lindsay all day, and tho slight
lncrcaso in ills voto is uuo to tiioir in
fluence. It was understood pretty well
that tho Lindsay men were keeping Col
onel Laban T. Mooro on tbo track in
order to keep the mountain and east
ern votes from going to Mr. Carlisc. In
splto of tbc protestations of bis friends
It was tbo general opinion that Judec
Lindsay has run his race. At this writ
ing 'it looks as if Carllslo would cer
tainly bo chosen. It requires fifty-nlno
votes to nominate, and tho last ballot
shows that be lacked but twelve of that
A DEBT LEADS TO MURDER.
An A Red Farmer Kills the Brother of
Watehtown, N. Y., May 10. Par
ticulars havo been received hero con
cerning tho murder of Henry Forney by
William Moncrlef, six miles from Os
wegutcble, in the Adiiondacks, on
Wednesday morning. It appears that
the muidercd man s brother, Leonard
Forney, owed Moncrlef $20, which he
bad failed to pay when due. On
Wednesday morning Moncrief loaded
his gun -with a heavy charge of buck
bhot and went to Fornev's housp, which
Is only about forty rod's from bis own.
There he demanded to see Leonard.
Joseph Forney, tbo young man's father,
appeared and tried to pacify Moncrlef,
who Is an old man of ungovernable tem
per, but without avail.
Upon his father returning to tbo
house Henry Forney, one of Moncrlef 's
best fiicndsinthe family, went out and
urged him to lsavc. Moncrlef then. In
a fit of rage, raised tbo gun aud dis
charged its contents into Henry's body
causing instant death. Moncrlef then
returned to his home where ho was ar
rested in tho afternoon. Ho submitted
quietly to tho constables, though bo
bad numerous loaded flro arms ready
in case of an attack from tbo Forneys,
which bo said bo bad expected. Tho
murder causes great excitement. Tho
murdered man was but 27 years of ago
and was the prldo of his family.
EX-GOVERNOR ROBINSON'S OTINIO
lie Believes Thnt Solllnc Liquor
Orlelnal 1'acltacca Is Legal,
SriuNoriELD, Mass., May 10. Ex
Governor Robinson has been employed
by a syndlcato of Holyoko" unlicensed
liquor dealcis to look up the constitu
tionality of tho "original packago" law
and has delivered nn opinion to tho
effect that, under tho recent do
clslon of the Supremo Court, tho
selling of liquor in tho original
packages is legal, and that convictions
by tho lower com ts under tho law will
be reversed If taken to tbo Supremo
rrti. f TTil,r.lrn .Innlnf-a tcIII Qnnn
mako a test case, and there is every I
prospect of a general commencement I
then of business under tbc "original
ARSON TO CLINCH A TITLE.
I'tcullar Result of n Quarrel Over a
Syracuse, N. Y.,May 10. John nnd
Knthciluc O'Conncll of Otesco are un
der arrest here on an Indictment for
aison in the flist degree. John Boiler,
a German with a wife and seven chil
dren, makes the charge against them
llnough Sheriff Johnson of this county.
The chaigo grows out of a violent dispute
between Boiler and O'Conncll as to
which of tin m had plni'iy of light to
occupy the farm and homo of tho lato
Rebecca Birgc, who loft no heirs, but
whoso estate was occupied by O'Con
ncll as tenant when sho died. There
havo been scvcial riotous outbreaks in
i. i m-
THE SCHOOL-BOOK TRUST,,
It Absorbs Another (Ireat Concoru
St. Louis, Mo., May 10. The new
American School Book Company, re
cently organized by tho four great
school-book publishing firms of tho
country Van Antwerp, Bragg & Co.
of Cincinnati nnd D. Applcton & Co.,
A. S. Barnes & Co. and Ivlson, Phln
ney & Co. of Now York havo acquired
the controlling Interest in tho Standard
School-Book Company of St. Louis,
owning tbo copyrights of tho books
supplied under tho new Indiana law.
In a Critical Condition,
New Yoiik, May 10. Lawyer Rey
nolds, who was shot yesterday by Al
phonz Stcpbanlo, passed a quiet night
In the hospital. This morning ho was
rcsllntr easily, but his condition is still
ciitlcal. No search has yet been mado
for tho bullet, which Is lodged in tho
Standard Oil Spreading Out.
New Yoiik, May 10. Tho Herald's
Chicago special says tho Standard Oil
tiust is believed to havo obtained con
trol of tho Chicago gas trust, which has
a practical monopoly of gasllghtlng In
A Village Under Water.
Columiiub, Texas, May 10. This
vlllago Is now almost entirely over
flowed by tho Colorado River. Tho
water covers most of tho lower floors,
and many ono-Btory cottages havo been
A MYSTERIOUS MURDER
RICHARD REDDICK, A SPECIAL PO
LICEMAN, KILLED IN A ROW.
Atrnultcd at Midnight I!y Unknown
Parties nnd Dead at Noon To-Day.
Ho Not or ltccovorod Consciousness
Two Men Arrested on Suspicion.
Last night about 12 o'clock an as
sault was commuted on Richard Rcd
dlck, colored, a special policeman, In
front of the Washington Cadets'
Ai mory, on O street, between Seventh
and Eighth streets. Immediate- medical
attention was given Reddlck, but ho
nc cr recovered consciousness from tho
time ho was found In the street until be
died this morning.
It still remains a mystery as to who
Rcddick's assailants were, but It Is
thought that they will bo apprehended
during the day.
Rcuulck was round lying in an un
conscious condition In tho street, near
the ball, and information was sent to
the Second Precinct. Ho was taken to
tho station and from there In tho ambu
lance to tho Frccdman's Hospital,
where be died shortly before noon.
Two men by tbo nnmo of Charles
Baker and William Lawson, both col
ored, havo been nrrcsted and nro locked
up at tho Second Precinct station. It Is
hardly thought that they nro tho right
men, but they aro retained on suspicion
tbnt they may be able to glvo eomo in
formation In regard to the affair.
Tbo colored people bad n May
festival at tho Codot Armory last night
and Reddlck was there In the perform
nnco of his olllclnl duty. Ho was
around tho hnll the greater part of the
evening, and conversed freely with
different ones, but no ono has yet been
found who witnessed tho row.
When Reddlck was taken to tho Bee-
ond Precinct Dr. Nnllor was called In,
but he pronounced tbo Injuries not of a
serious nature. There was no outward
evidences of a bruise or cut upon tho
scalp, but the doctor gave as his opin
ion that tbo man had been struck cither
with a fist or sand-bag.
At tbo hospital a thorough examina
tion of tho man was made upon his
arrival there last night, but all efforts to
restore him to consciousness were un
availing. After death this morning a
slight cut wns found on tbo back of the
head, but there was no fracture of tho
Tho doctors at the hospital aro of the
impression that death was from con
cussion, or a rupture of the blood
vessels at tbo baso of tbo brain. Coro
ner Patterson was notified, but ho has
not yet had the body removed from tho
hospital to tho morgue. An inquest
will bo held to moirow nnd a thorough
The ofticers in tho Second Precinct
arc putting forth their utmost efforts
lo find tho murderer.
Lato this afternoon It was asser
I allied that during the festival at the
Cutlet Hall Maria Davis, one of tho
colored girls who was in attendance at
tbo May festival, created a little dis
turbance and she wns taken out of tho
building by Reddicn.
On tho sidewalk William, better
known as "Skid" Taylor, a colored
man, Interfered with tho officer and at
tempted to tako the girl away. It was
during this scuflle that the assault was
committed. Both Taylor and tho Davis
girl mado their cscapo, but it is thought
tbey will be arrested to-night. Reddlck
has been a special officer for three years,
and has no family.
WHERE IS MINNIE ?
Silo lias Dinnppcnred nnd Is Thought
to Havo lloen Kldnapod,
Belleville, III., May 10. Minnie
Deicbmann, a pretty miss, aged 10, has
disappeared, and Is thought to have
been kidnaped. Sho is an adopted
daughter or Goettlleb Deicbmann, and
left homo for school Wednesday as
usual. Sho did not return at tbo dinner
hour, but tbo family did not becomo
anxious about her until they ascertained
that sho had not been to school. A
search all over the neighborhood and
through the city wns made, but without
avail. Ycstciday a letter was received
by Mrs. Deicbmann from St. Louis, In
which it was stated that they never
would see Minnie again, but that she
was in safe hands.
IN A TKOHIBITION STATE.
A Brewing Company Opens An Origi
nal Package Depot.
Kansas City, Mo., May 10. Tbo
Fe:d Helm Brewing Company of this
city, tlnough Its agent John Michaels,
opened an "original packago" depot on
one of tbo main streets of Kansas City.
Kiwis., ycstciday. Tho nature of the
packages was one-quart bottles
filled with beer. Tho depot was
palioui7cd very freely all yesterday
until tho police arrested Michaels and
placed him In jail last night. Mr. Helm
tiuuMicd bond, however, and Mlebaels
wns released. It Is claimed that Helm
is btlnc backed by tbo brewers of St.
Louis and Cincinnati, and that tbo case
will be taken to tho United States
DISCOVERED IN OREGON,
A Missing Chlcngoan Who Went There
to Recover Health.
Poktlakd, Oiie., May 16. Charles
Randolph, ex-secretary of tho Chicago
Board of Trade, In an Intcivlew with a
United Press reporter to-day said that ho
left Chicago on account of Ill-health.
"I was sick and worn out," ho said,
"and came hero to recuperate. Tho
circumstances of ray leaving, howover,
are a blank, and I doubt if I shall over bo
nblo to explain them." He Is living hero
q ui ctly.
Not as Fortunato as Komiuler,
San Antonio, Tex,, May 10, Judgo
Maxey of tbo United States District
Court yesterday handed down a de
cision denying tho petition for a writ
of habeas corpus mado by Dick Dun
can, under sentence of death. Judgo
Maxey holds that tbo penalty Is per
fectly sounet anu constitutional.
Destroyed by Fire.
FonT Scott, Kan., May 10. Early
yesterday morning lire destioycd tbo
principal business houses In tho town
of Bronson, sixteen miles west of hero.
Tbo loss is estimated at $15,000.
Father Shoffer, an aged gontloman, foil
dead wbllo conveying goods out of a
Geuornl Spinner Dying,
New Yoiuc, May 10. A special to
the Tribune from Amsterdam, N, Y.,
says Information has been received
there that tbo condition of cx-Uultcd
States Treasurer General Francis 13.
Spinner, who Is at Jacksonville, Fla.,
suffering from caucer on bis faco, is
growing rapidly worse.
A MAINE WASH-OUT.
A Hie Dnin Goes Out and l'lootls n
GoLDsnono', Mr.., May 10. Tho
largest wash-out that has been known
hero for fifty years occurred on Wedncn
day. Tho "Upper dam," two and a half
miles north of tbo county road, n depth
of fifteen feet and an niea of flvo square
miles, went out with n full bead on
wbllo tho pond below was runulng
over. Tbo dam has been considered
unsafe for two years.
At nbout 11 o'clock In tbo morning
Ernest Wblttakcr, a lad of 10, living
half n mile below the dam, saw the first
plunge of tbo water. Without waiting ho
ran at a breakneck speed down through
tbo village sounding tbc cry of alarm.
Men left tbclr work nnd women came
In tho streets, where tho water was soon
knee deep. For two long hours there
was tbo greatest anxiety, but, strange to
say, nono of tho mills yielded, though
nearly all tho dams on tho stream havo
disappeared, besides tbo bridge and
tome cord wood.
A DEAD MISER'S RICH IIONDS.
His Djlng Request tn Huru a Keg of
Fiianklin, Ky., May 10. Word has
been received from Washington that
the partially charred bonds for 3.000
which Miser W. I. Hilton attempted to
burn on his dcatli will bo paid. On his
death-bed Hilton had a negro servant
to throw a nall-kcg full of papers in tho
Tho papers wcro not wholly destroyed.
Seventeen United States bonds, badly
charred, wcro found and n lot of other
papers not thought to bo valuable,
though thoy appeared to represent about
$2CO,000. Tbey wcro laid aside, and
when the news that tbc bonds came the
other papers wero looked up. It was
found that $108,000 worth had been
stolen, but tboso left proved that all
wcro worth about tbclr face "value, or
MADE A FIRE ON THE FLOOR.
Cabin Icnlted and Hie I'oivdor
BANaort, Me., May 10. Information
reached here last night that at a small
place on tho Canadian Pacific Railway,
near Moose reservoir, five river drivers
sought shelter from a storm in a do
sorted log cabin on tho lino of tho rail
way. Tbey built a flro on the floor.
Tho dry boards of the floor quickly Ig
nited and the flames spread to a corner
where a portion of a can of powder had
been plnctd. The powder exploded
blowing tho men and house Into tho
air. Two of tho men are reported
killed, and the others terribly injured.
Tho wounded meu wero taken to tho
nearest fetation by a party that happened
along somo lime after. The names or
tbo victims could not bo learned.
FREIGHT TRAFFIC STOPPED.
fcullchmrn Stillie Ihrouch a Mlsun
derstandlnc of a Dato.
Cleveiakd, Ohio, May 10. The
ynid switchmen employed in the Val
ley Railway yards, to tbo number of
over sixty, quit work Wednesday night
and not a freight train left tbo city on
tbnt road until after noon yesterday.
Tho Switchmen's Brotherhood agreed
at its last meeting upon a demand for
an increase and gave tho various com
panies until Juno 15 to accept or reject
the offer. It appears that tho Valley
switchmen gained nn impression that
May 15 instead of Juno 15 was tbc dato
set for an answer. Learning that a mis
take had been mado la tbo date, tbo
switchmen, at a meeting yesterday af
ternoon, resolved to resume work.
A UUI' EXPLODED
And n Hnlf Block of BnlldlnRS Wero
fcroicANE Falls, Wash., May 10.
A fire which started in n saloon yester
day morning, fiom tbc explosion of a
lamp, dcstioyed half a block of frame
buildings. Two people, stopping in a
lodging bouse, wero burned to death
and several others were seilously burned.
J. B. Costello jumped from a second
story window, and is thought to havo
sustained fatal Injuries. The loss on
bulldlncs and stock is about $30,000.
GOOD NEWS FOR HIS FRIENDS.
The Report that Nat Goodwin's Com
pany Wns Wrecked Is Incorrect.
Butte, Mon , May 10. The report
that tho Nat Goodwin Company was
wrecked west of here yesterday after
noon la incorrect. Miss May Durfco
of tho company died at Missoula
Wednesday, and tho company remained
there to lobk after tho shipment of her
remains East. Its failure to airlvo hero
foi last night's perfoimance caused tho
rumor to get nfloat. Miss Durfco took
the part of Uma in "The Gold Mine."
ARRANGING A I'RIZE FIGHT.
Sulliwin nnd McAullile May Meet In
tho Squared Circle.
New Yokk, May 10 Tho Sun says:
John L. Sullivan's manager and Billy
Madden, who represents Joo McAuliffc,
had a talk last night, which may result
In a match between Sullivan and Mc
Auliffe. Barrett wanted to mako tho
match for $10,000, while Madden
thought $5,000 about tho right figure.
Barrett promised to talk tbo matter over
with Sullivan, nnd to give a final answer
on Wednesday night. Madden thinks
ho can get tbo $10,000 in case Sullivan
refuses to fight for $5,000.
A Desperado Hilled.
New Yoiik, May 10. A special from
Charleston, W. Yn., says that Davo
St ration of tho McCoy gang was killed
yesterday by being run over bv a train
on thu C'hesapenWo and Ohio Ralhoad.
Stratton killed four of tbo Hatfield gane
duilnglbo feud In Logan County, nnd
was u typical "bad man." Ho was
probably Intoxicated when ho got in
tho way of tbo train.
GlniUlono on tho Irish Question.
London, May 10. In tho course of a
speech delivered to a Liberal audlcQCO
at Ipswich, last evening, Mr. Qladstono
declared that his opponcuts assert tho
question ol self government for Ireland
lo bo ono which would not bo consid
ered until tho Parliament succeeding
this one bad been dissolved.
Minister I'almer Declines,
Detkoit, Mich., Mny 10. In an au
thoillativo Interview Minister Palmer
says his decision not to run for Gov
ernor Is positively Irrevocable. He will
not go back to Madrid, but will shortly
hand bis resignation to tho President.
Death of a Weil-Known Jurist.
Chicago, May 10. Judgo Thomas
Drummond of tho United StateB Circuit
Court, and ono of tho oldest and host
known jurists in tbo country, died sud
denly at Whcaton, 111., this morning,
THE TALK OF LONDON.
NEWS AND GOSSIP FROM EUROPE'S
GREAT NEWS CENTRE.
French Activity In Madagascar Tho
British and American Fleets In
Chinese Wnlors l'.inln and the
Khedive Other Forolcu Nows.
London, May 10. Franco is showing
moro activity In Africa than any other
power, not excepting Germany. Be
sides her conquests in the Soudan nnd
tho war with Dahomey, Franco Is tak
ing steps to extend and strengthen her
Interests In Madagascar, whoro tho
French havo had for many years a pro
carious foothold. Much discontent ex
ists In that Island over tholaws recently
promulgated by tbo natlvo government
In resrect to gold mining, which virtu
ally prohibit foreigners from engaging
In that Industry, nntl tho French
aro demanding that ptlvllcgcs
equal to those of tbo natives
shall bo accorded to tho French, whose
Influence Is viewed with jealousy by
the reigning government. Tho natives
nrc required to sell all tho gold they
find to Iho government nt a much lower
prlco than foreigners nro willing to
pay. The Prime Minister of Mada
gascar exirclscs nlmost absolute power,
ii nd Is pronounced In bis hostility to
foreign interference. Ho is also, how
ever, a devoted Christian.
Private letters from Emin Pasha go
fo show that be bns no Intention of re
turning to tho Equatorial Prcvlnco nntl
will devoto himself to advancing tho In
terest of Germany between Bagamoyo
and Lako Tanganyik. Tho Khedive's
Government Is making Investigations
as to Emln's management of his prov
ince, and the evidenco taken goes to
prove that Emtu was not faithful to the
Egyptian Government, but devoted
himself to confirming his own power
and was willing to enter into an cn
gopement with tho Mabdl.
Advices from tbo China station pre
sent a humiliating contrast between tbo
in n n tu v res of thcBrltlsh licet in tboso
wntcrs and tho recent evolutions of tho
American squadron in the Mediterra
nean. A court of Inquiry Is sitting at
Hong Kong to ascertain tbo causes of
the accidents which attended tho mancu-
vres. In ono Instance a torpedo boat
went full speed ahead, instead of astern,
owing to some blunder In the engine
room. Tho consequence was that an
other boat was nlmost sunk in collision.
Several other boats had narrow escapes
from bclue driven on tho rocks. The
Alacrity, a dispatch boat, ran ashore in
a fog, with tho admiral on board, re
ceiving great damage. Altogether the
nianeuvres were more disastrous than
The Government Is preparing lo es
tablish extensive fortlflcatlons In West
ern Australia, tbo Australian Govern
ment to stand tbo cost of the works,
and tbc imperial government to fur
nish tbo nimamcnt. This Is following
out the policy of placing the colonics
in n defensive condition which
prompted the fortifying of Vancouvcrs
Island, Biltlsb Colombia, and it is to
bo pursued generally wherever Great
Biltain has valuable possessions. Tho
Australians nro extremely anxious for
tho work to begin.
TMLUKLM'S WAUIAU.K Sl'EUOU
Cnusrs Surprise In Russian Circles
Not JuktlllLd by the Situation.
St. Peteiisuuko, May 10. In com
menting upon tbo speech made by the
Kaiser at the Koenlgsbcrg banquet on
Tuesday evening, several of tho news
papers of this city express surprise nt
its warlike tone as compared with iho
peaceful character of his speech from
tho throne on tho occasion of tho open
ing of tho Reichstag. Their surprise
increases when consideration Is taken
that the German Emperor Is arranging
to be present at tbo mancuvrcs of tho
Russian army at Krasnoo Salo. Tbo
same newspapers declare that tho
speech Is uncalled for by anything In
the situation so far as Russia is con
cerned. ADJUSTING THEIR DIFFICULTIES.
Strikers Accept a Nine-Hour Day
nnd 30 l'er Cent. Incronse.
Prague, May 10. Negotiations
looking toward tho effecting of a com
promise between the masters and their
workmen will be resumed hero to
doy. The men havo receded from their
original dcraaud aud announced their
readiness to accept a nine-hour day
with a 30 per cent. Increase of wanes
as a solution of the trouble. Should an
understanding bo arrived at, the
strikers will return to work to monow.
AN INEFFECTUAL RISING.
The Outbreak Suppressed bv tho I'olico
und Loyal Troops.
Rio de Janeiro, May 10. A rising"
of tho people against tbo government
ti ok place on Tuesday at Porto Alega",
in the Province of Rio Grando do Sul.
A portion of tho troops fraternized with
tl o people. Tho outbreak was sup
pressed by tbo polico nnd the troops
who remained loyal. Dining the fight
ine a number of persons wero wounded.
Tho Governor of tho Province has rc
sigutd. Tho primary causo of thedls
oidcis Is alleged to have been popular
discontent over tho new banking laws
instituted by Dr. Baiboza, tho Minister
Jtevllng the London Scandal,
London, May 10 Sir Charles Rus
sell, accompanied by his clients, Arthur
Newton, tho solicitor, and Frederick
Tnylorson, his cleik, charged with con
nivance in nn attempt to defeat justice
by facilitating tho cscapo from England
ot poisons charged with complicity la
the recent Cleveland street scandal, was
In court to-day. Newton pleadedgullty
and Taylorson was discharged.
France Is Dlssatlstled,
London, M iy 10. Tho Rome corre
spondent of tbo Standard says that
Fiance Is dissatisfied because of thu
negotiations between England and tho
Vatican, and that tho papal nuncio at
Pails has been lnstiucted to maku
efforts toward an arrangement of thu
1 111 Not Inspect Their Ellccts,
St PETEitsnuiei, May 10. Tho cus
toms officers havo been instructed by tho
Government to pass w Itbout inspection
theeflcctsof delegates to the Interna
tional Pilson Congress,
A Ferry-Boat CupsUes.
Berlin, May 10. While crosslucc
tho liver Oder, near Ralibor, Silesia,
to-day, a ferry-boat loaded with passen
gers was suddenly capsized. Before
assistanco could reach them, thlrty-slx
of the unforlunato occupants of tho
boat wero drowned.
Local Weather Forecast.
For the Ihttnct of Columbia, Maryland
and Vuginia, fair weather; cooler; northerly
uinds to-day; u-anitfr Saturday,