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22D YEAR NO. 6,860.
CHAIR OF DEATH
THE TIME WHEN KEMMLER WILL
HE IS REPORTED TO BE IN GOOD HEALTH
The Electrician Who Will Conduct
the Execution Interviewed.
POSITIVE IT WILL PROVE SUCCESSFUL.
An Experiment on a Oalf A Ssienlifia
Explanation of the Way Iho
Dynamo Will Work.
AtncrtN, N. Y., Aug. 4.Wanlon
Durston exploded this morning the
story sent out at a Into hour last night
that rt mysterious delegation, prosuma
bly composed of tho witnesses of the
hilling of Kcmmlcr, had arrived on a
special train at midnight and bcon hur
tled into the prison. The warden was
not In town last night. When ho re
turned on tho 7 o'clock train this morn
lng, ho said that no Invitations to the
execution had yet been Issued. As tho
law requires three days notlco to the
witnesses, this would appear to Indicate
that the execution will not occur beforo
Thursday. Kcmmlcr Is reported to be
in good health and fair spirits to-day.
ltociinsTcn, N. Y., Aug. 4. A Post
JZrprett reporter had an Interview with
Superintendent Barnes Saturday night
In relation to the prospective execution
Of Kcmmlcr. It was as follows:
"Do you think tho execution will be
canted out?" said the reporter.
"I think It will," replied Mr. Dames.
"Do you expect that tho apparatus
Will work effectively:'
"Asanclccttlclan, I have no doubt
that It will. No electrician who under
ttouls the subject and knows what the
cppaiatus Is, can doubt that It will kill
"What size wire will be used for
conveying the current from the dynamo
to the chair T"
"An ordinary electric light wire."
"Is the dynamo that Is to generate
the electricity similar to fiosc used for
electric lighting purposes T "
"No. Tho electric light current Is
continuous, whilo that to be usud on
Kcmmlcr Is alternating. The dynamo
is different. Tbo alternating current
reverses Its direction eight huudred
times in a second. It is not the amount,
but the Intensity of the electric current
that has tho killing power."
"Do you moan to say that the current
that will kill him will go back and forth
through him several hundrod times t"
"What comparison doos the current
you will use bear to tho current of an
incandescent electric light?"
"Tho incandescent light is slxtcon
candle power about 180 volts. Wo will
Lave 1,600 volts power In the dynamo
at Auburn, but a 1,500 volt currout Is
What will be turned on."
"Do you think ho will suffer any
from tho shock?"
"No. The electricity will be applied
to his skull and spinal column in such
a way that the current will paralyse the
brain Instantly and destroy all sensa
tion. In order to feel any pain the
sensation must be carried to the brain by
Do you think there will l any
break of the skin?"
"We hope not. If there should be,
the papers would make such a fuss over
It We think that we have that pro
vided against "
"Did you ever get a shock of elec
"Yes. Hut I cannot staml any
amount. I was knocked Insensible by
an accidental current once. The appa
ratus at the office got out of order one
night and I was called to see what was
the trouble- There was sa insulated
handle that I should have used, but I
had a trick of running my finger along
the edge of the machine to feel the
current, and this time it knocked rae
down as the wire had bees crossed by
an clictric wire. I lay oa the floor la
sensible for a short time. Saw llemleh
came upstairs to see what was the
tuattcr with the alarm. lie found we
"Did you feel any pais? "
'.Not much. It was a kiad of ebok
ing sensation, as if I could sot catch
ray briath I got over it la a few
Vm conducted the expariasaaU at
Auburn some weeks ago whea a ealf
was killed by the dynamo t "
"Yes. When we were Axing the elec
trtcldes on hiiu he struggled aid kicked
and there was an air of wonder oa his
face. When we turned on the current
Ue died so quick that not a change took
place in his features. Ills eyes aid not
close nor a muscle quiver, and I could
scarcely believe he was dead. When
we took the current off he wilted as If
every bone In his body was broken."
"Have vou ever wet Kemmler ?"
- 'No , I have never spoken to him."
"Do you think he has weakened, as
reported In the newspapers to-night 1"
'No, he was sick with a complaial
of the bowels in the hot weather, but I
do not believe that he has broken down,
as they say."
'How do they feel about hiw si
Auburn prison i'
"Keeper McKaughson and Mm.
Durstua hope he wis not he exe
cuted." "I suppose you and IfcjMfeM w taw
only ones who know the tee of cu
tit1'" -We are the only once."
What thaw of Any will the eaecu
lion lake ulace ? "
- It won't take place between 7 In the
morning ft"1 a at nigha."
WUT it be la Use torn part of the
i'luiu auuther trustworthy source it
i learned that snotto- eaperiateBt to
Lihlug a brute by eJwtrksity this tin
it U to be a hosae la to be wade by the
fruiuuu.udcat and the Auburn prison
author uks before Use tm-iiwi of
jUuiuxkr Superintendent Barnes had
iutcodi-d io start at noun to day for Au
burn to cbpLiiotead the execution of
Kiuioilir but he received a telegram
ium WjiJcu Durstou of Auburn prison
iLhi., liiitg uuUf) luji hJUu aot to come.
I .. .i .ua Jii uot. vSci. au t-ii'ljoia
lion of the order, but said lie had writ
ten a letter.
Buffalo, N. Y., Aug. 4. There ap
pears to be a good reason to believe that
William ICemmler will be electrocuted
between Tuesday night ami Wednesday
morning. General Invitations to lie
present" at the carrying out
of the death sentence have
been reccl veil In this city. The holders
of the Invitations are very secretive and
stale that no time or hour Is named In
the Invitation. A United Press reporter
was privileged to examine one of
these gruesome invitations at noon.
It wa written In type-writer on
an Auburn prison letterhead, and
Invites Its recipient to report
at the prison "at 7 p. m , Au
gust 5," to "Charles V. Durston, war
den ami keeper." District Attorney
Oulnby will leave here to-night.
Whether the execution Is to take place
at night is uncertain, but the conjec
ture Is lhat soon after tho strike of mid
night to-morrow night ICommler will
expiate his crime.
ADMIRAL WALKER ABROAD.
Taken to Tank tir n llrailllan oillctal
ror Ills Conduct.
The roseate accounts of the visit of
the squadron of evolution to foreign
ports do not seem to bo justified in
every Instance by private advices from
abroad. Particularly Is this true of
tho story of tho whlto squadron
at Wo dc Janeiro. Tho follow
ing extract from a letter from a
prominent UrazIIIan official to a pontic
man Inofficial life in this city concern
ing Admiral Walker would seem to In
dicate that tho young Republic did not
regard tho visit of tho squadron very
favorably, while the subsequent acts of
that officer created n great deal of 111
feeling. The letter, which Is dated July 0, re
fers to the squadron In tho following
"Ycslcrday they wcro offered a splen
did picnic at the Jnrdlnc Uotanlco, to
day a luncheon on tho Corcorado; and
nil theso days soma efforts aro being
made to honor them. I am sorry to say
how Indifferent to It nil they arc, and
how little tatcirfaire the admiral pos
sesses. "The Brazilian Navy, as well as
President Deodora Fonsecn, have asked
him to remain a few days longer, to
enable them to clvo some festivals In
their honor. Admiral Walkor's reply
Is, 'No.' Doing orderod forward by his
Government, ho would sail early
on the Otb, or after the great bill
of the Fourth of July In their honor.
What would Iho delay of n few days
maltn? They mutt stay somewhere.
This city Is healthy, It Is the coolest sea
son In many years, and why did they
come If not to please us? Wo wcro not
anxious to see thorn, but now feel pro
voked at such malconduct. Their con
stant expressions arc "Good enough
for us at home."
"Every one comments on such con
duct, but being Americans nothing else
could be expected by those trying to
honor them. However tho nation Is
cvor badly represented abroad. And
hero Is tho head of the white squadron
afraid of his shallow oxactly like old
"New York Is good enough for us,"
"They seem woll content with their
own divine mission In this world; sorry
to come, and happy to go."
HOT A FREE-TRADE PARTY.
A UcTeaie of the Democratic Position
On tho Tarltr.
Kditor Vritit: The Washington Vot
of yesterday, in an editorial headed
"Senator Plumb on the Tariff." says as
follows: "Tho Democratic uewspapers
will naturally distort the Ideas advanced
by the Kansas Senator and attempt to
make it appear that he has embraced
This is Insincere, for the 1'ott well
knows that the Democratic- party Is not
a free trade party and whoever attempts
to mislead the people by the assertion
that it Is (Id the race of tariff bills and
tariff rales proposed by Democratic
Representatives and Senators In Con-
tress) shows gross Ignorance or worse,
ecretary Blaine and Senator Plumb are
simply propounding; and advocating
Democratic doctrine. "The greatest
good to the greatest number and no
class legislation." All Uguluttion im
potiug high dutu to proUct tpecial in
duttrit it flat legislation
The editorial further says: "The
masses of the people, however, are not
ignorant oa the tariff question. They
well understand that an import duly
Increases the cost of an article," and
yet the 1'ott published, without dissent
or cowwent, the statements wade by
members of Congress that blub import
duties placed upon certain articles pro
duced in this country had reduced the
price of those articles'
It was gravely asserted in the House
of Representatives, whea the duty oa
tia was under discussion, that a nigh
import duty placed on tin would reduce
the price of tia.
Which is the greatest nonsense the
JW saying that the Democratic party
is a free trade pasty, or the members of
Congress saying that a high import duty
placed oa aa article leaeeas the price of
that article r
la it not all. la the language of
Pott ia another editorial of the t
issue, applied to the advocate of the
Federal Kiectioas bill "a deliberate
perversion to factions and partisan
l'w SaUtae IMtutu to Miao,
Oscar Abac was before Judge Mill
to Use Police Court this afternoon,
yhwgrt with selling liquor to minora.
04acet Walsh testiaed that minors wese
to the habit of frequenting Use place.
Be followed two hub ia there Saturday
and UMuMad theuj to appear U court,
but neither one of them would swear
that they obtained liquor. Judge
Mill had to diamias the case, but he
told Uilicer Walsh that the neat One he
saw hoy hanging about there to nrtng
, right to court again,
Marriage ikeaaes were issued to-day
to M- J. Corbey of Mutoairk, Md-, sad
Maria Foley of this city; Granville W.
Gary and Ada B. Morrit. botaof W
hamahuric. Va. . Joawk W. BueU of
SpriagieU, Ma., and Wand A.
Bchwllhrrgai of this city.
fltvfci aaeTfcjgit JfaAMsJUa4ftftu.
There was a uumber of eaaadaatloM
held to day for promotion at the civil
service iouuw and one special exam
Uiaiioa to aupoly a .uiv ou ibe
Uid u i4t.uLi ui iLe KuJoa oike.
ORANGE DAMP FAIR.
Uno of tho Most Interesting Meetlne
or tho Year.
The fair given by the Grange Camp
Association at Grange Camp. Va., this
week will be one of the most interesting
of such meetings to be given this year
In Vlrittnla. Grange Camp is situated
on the Washington, Ohio and Western
Railroad, about eighteen miles from
Wednesday will be "newspaper" day
and a large number of correspondents
and representatives of the local press
will attend. There will be a tourna
ment and dancing provided for the
amusement of tho scribes. More Im
portant ami more Interesting than all,
however, will be the Imby show,
especially to the members of tho Fourth
Kstate who contemplate committing
Tialns leave the B. & P. depot, at
Sixth and B street, at 0 a. m., 11:53,
4-3G and u p. m. Hemming, they ar
rive In this city at 7 and 10:30 p. in.
The majority of those who attend will
leave on the 1 55 train. Before return
ing the press gang will be asked to par
take of a collation, also of some
thing prior thereto. The Knights
of the Quill will bo under tho especial
guidance and protection of Mr. Alex.
J. Wcddcrburn, tho hustling corre
spondent of the Alexandria Pngrtu
and editor of Farm and Fireme, a
crnneo organ. A good tlmo Is confi
THE STRIKING CARRIAGE-MAKERS
WILLING TO ARBITRATE.
A Conference Committee Appointed to
Cult on Mr. Joyce t'lillnttelptiln
aten Ho to Work
A meeting of tho striking coach
makers and their sympathizers was held
yesterday at tho Assembly Hall on
Louisiana avenue. Past Mastor Work
man Edward Pywcll of Coachraakcrs
Assembly, K. of L , called the meeting
to order, and Joseph Fonton was elected
chairman and David Fcgan secretary.
Chairman Fcnton stated that tho object
of tho meeting was to take action re
garding tho men In Joyce's shop, who
had shuck for nine hours and had been
locked out by the firm. He then called
for suggestions as to their action.
Sccntary Fcgan was of tho opinion
Hint a committee should beappolnted to
nibltrato with the Joyces' for a settle
ment of the dlltlcultlo. Several of
the gentlemen present expressed their
opinion that the meeting was not one of
the Knights of Labor, but of the car
riage makers, but everyone should help
tho strikers whether Union or non
Secretary Fcgan made a motion that
an arbitration committee of live mem
bers should be appointed; the motion
was cariled and the appointment of
the committee announced as follows:
Messrs. Fcgan, Pywcll. Fenton, Ger
anrch and Ivolly.
Secretary Fcgan also moved that a
committee of seven be appointed to In
tercept the Philadelphia mon when they
came to take the strikers' places, and
to explain the situation to them and en
deavor to persuade them to return home.
The motion was adopted and a commit
tee appointed. A committee, consisting
of Messrs. Pywell, Wiley, Langley,
Fegan ami Ilaney, was appointed to re
ceive subscriptions to aid the strikers.
A special meeting of the Plate Print
era' Assembly was held yesterday after
noon at the G. A. R. Hall and a resolu
tion adopted condemning the course of
Joyce & Co.
The arbitration committee waited
upon Mr. George W. Joyce after the
meeting yesterday. lie could not give
them an answer Immediately, butap
rwlnted Wednesday as the day of meet
ing. FAILED TO IXTBHCRrr THKM.
It was stated at the carriage factory
of the Messrs. Joyce this mornlag that
the carriage-makers employed by the
firm at Philadelphia hait arrived yes
terday and to day. All the men engaged
had gone to work to day, and to the
knowledge of the flrui none of the men
had been intercepted by the committee
appointed at the strikers' meeting yes
teiday to persuade the new men to re
turn to Philadelphia.
CIiIbu I I'rugrtlos.
Missionary work la Suehow, China,
wai the subject of the discourse last
evening at Mount Vernon Place M. E.
Church by the Rev. A. P. Parker, who
is a native of Missouri and has been for
the past fifteen years in China. Out
spoken Chinamen, he said, had talked
to hlw about the progressive ideas they
had received from Western clrilUatioa,
and they believe that inleelonarles have
been seat to bring China out of her
lethargic state. China has often come
in contact with Wetiern nation, but no
progress wss ever nude until the Anglo
Saxon went among them. Mr. Parker
said that the action of the American
Congress in attempting to keep out the
Liuaese aau aaa a oau eneci in imas.
and said that the Emperor had been ad
vised to dismiss all Americans who
were employed by the Chinese Geveta
meat. It also affected the work of
American missionaries ia China.
IVIUoa WaaU to It Vift.
"The Merry Monarch," the new comic
opera which Francis WUsoa and com
pany will produce at the Broadway
taeniae oa August la, will, it is said,
have two very elaborate interior scene
by Sort, the painter of the celebrated
piak ballroom scene to "Ermlak.''
while the costuming is expected to be
the richest ever used to comic opera.
Over atoety persons will be employed
to U scenes. Wilson says he would not
be content to occupy evea a middle
ground to the comic opera ieid. and he
has wade this big plunge with the coa
ideat belief that la so far as the artistic
accessories are concerned he will out
strip all competitor.
rseaaasuuht tsuj ' Tssnt SAeeaasMMaa,
C'nMiittisajpm-r Tiou glass is conaaed
to feb heme uiy witfe ittaclt oi
the tml of lUuU.w Guy m tee
IMMriKWitrM HPiH V v Cu Wpwfww
V tLaaAjUsaUl ts
Th City HaMstU niaiatabu Us same
as the Gxetaa tireea of Washington.
To day another youthful couple Graa
Ule W Gary and Ada B Morris, both
ui W iluauksbuig Va. were uuurlel by
lit, l(u E l B.UU. lathe hauling
WASHINGTON, D. O., MONDAY EVENING, AUGUST 4, 1S90.
CALLED ON THE COMMISSIOSERS.
The Mr. ricnsnnt Oommlttco Want
Their Favorable Endorsement.
The committee appolnlwl at the meet
ing of cittrens of Mount Pleasant on
Friday evening last to see the District
Commissioners ami request their favor
able acquiescence In that part of the
bill now pending before Congrats
which requires the Washington
ami Georgetown Railroad Company to
run their cars direct to Mount Pleasint
without an extra charge of three cents
fare, had a very satisfactory Interview
to-day with Commissioners Iliac and
The committee consisted of Assistant
District Attorney A. A. Lipscomb,
Lawyer Chapln Brown, Messrs. Camp
bell. Matthews and Atkins, and Dr.
Jameson. On account of the temporary
Indisposition of Commissioner Douglass,
Wednesday next at 11 a. m. was as
signed as the day for n heating of the
committee before the Board of Commis
sioners. The people of Mount Pleasant mean
business in securing better car facili
ties, to which they claim they are
justly cnlltleil, and which was shown
by tbo prompt action taken by the com
mittee to day In waiting upon the Com
missioners. TO ESCAPE THE HEAT.
Slany t'erson Ycstonlnv Lett tho City
lij- Ilont and Halt.
People yesterday loft the city for
suburban resorts and went down the
river by thousands. Anywhere so as to
escape tho cnorvaling effects of tho
blazing hot sun. The streets of tho city
presented a very quiet appearance up to
carlv evening, when they wore again
made lively by tho throngs of returnlnft
excursionists. The river Ircats were nil
crowded and the ruli to Bay Rtdgo was
unprecedented. It Is estimated that
nearly 1,000 persons went there on the
four trains over tho Baltimore and Ohio
Railroad. Thcro was another ocurslon
trains to Philadelphia.
From Woathcr Office Indications the
weather will continue to be warm, and
tho advent of a more pleasant tempera
ture and the departure of General
Humidity Is not as yet ready to be an
nounced by Genernl Oreely. The hot
wave that struck Washington and al
most every other city about three weeks
aeo has been the longest on record for
duration and extreme torrldlty.
TO PREVENT GAMBLING.
Slicrlir Vturli or Alexnnilrlit Millies n
llnlil unit Nmo Arrcot.
The Commonwealth of Virginia pro
poses to break up the gambling esbib
llslimcnts that have for some time had
things about their own way at Jackson
City and other places on the Virginia
shore of the Potomac within easy reach
of Washington. Yesterday afternoon
there wore about the customary number
of victims engaged in playing "sweat,"
"keno" and "mustang." when Sheriff
Vcach of Alexandria County, accompa
nied by Deputies J. E. Burch, C. Har
rison, John Ilagner, II. Dorsey and T.
Harrison, swooned down upon the deal
ers and the players and took one man
Many of those who were playing at
the tables were also taken as witnesses
before Squire Rudolph Birch, when
James Norrls was charged with setting
up a gaming table. He was held la
$330 for the action of the grand jury of
Alexandria County, and furnished $10
for his appearance In Alexamltla this
morning. Sheriff Veach declares that
this Is only a starter, and that he pro
poses closing them all up.
New Census lllnuk.
Between 3 and 1 o'clock Saturday
afternoon Superintendent Porter of the
Eleventh Census sent an order to the
printing oltlce of that bureau for 175,
000 blanks, to be prlated immediately,
and by IS that night they were printed
and ready for delivery. Diligent In
quiry has fallal to ti ml out exactly what
they were or for what purpose they were
intended, but from remarks overheard
about the oltlce It Is safe to say that they
are to be used la the renumeratlon of
the rival cities of Minneapolis and St.
bent la Jail fur Aasault.
Jim Washington, a Southeast Wash
ington negro, who early ia June brutally
kicked Officer George W. Blaaford.wbo
attempted to arrest hlw for playing
crap, was seat to jail for sixty days by
J udge Mills. Oncer Ulaaford was able
to appear ia court for the nrst time to
day, as be has beea eoaaned to the
house for ave weeks oa account of his
injur lea. Officer Cation was present
whea the assault was committed and
only succeeded in apprehending Wash
ington a few days ago.
Seat to Jail tor itlcUt MuuIUi.
There was an early Sunday morning
fight at the corner of Seventh and L
streets between Edward Fletcher and
Joseph James, both colored. During
the fracas James was cut to the riht
arm, and Dr. E. J. Purcell twtiaed be
fore Judge Mills to-day that one of the
arteries had beea severed and that
Jawes was by no means out of danger.
Officer Ferguson, who made the arrest,
also gave important testimony. The
Judge told Fletcher that he was by ao
mean a safe man to have at large and
he seat aim to jail for eight months.
Utat Hi Km.
Last evening about e o'clock rUchard
Smith, a It year old hoy, was sua over
whim attempting to steal a ride oa a
Baltimore and Ohio train. The wheels
of one truck passed over the ankle
completely severing the foot from the
leg. The boy U the son of Engineer
Smith of the B. fc O., and uno bi
toirun'tirti he was Hkea io th IPovi
da Hospital, it may ha found
necessary io amputate the little feUow'a
Tsms l'tHMtfl llfttittsy hMkttAAjLMb
As is customary oaSJiiay ajsainooa
lhastj was a crowd of boys to hathlar la
Use Praxes) sj Btvat below the L'"ii
Bridge yesuwday- On bog, Tbiu
depth and was drowned. MetUed wiiU
Us -""" at Ko. US Til si sasaat south
west The crew of th police boat
dragged fw the bote aswstal hour, but
dad aot fir-f-' to ftfllflrrg M.
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anant aunAav as saa nteeAS
Exixewa len B. A o Depot, atu.i da
AujtUAt V, 1 t ui Arnvu A.Uautk I '
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EMPEROR AND QBEEH.
tVIIllAm Sleet Victoria nt Oowes nmt
LoxDOir, Aug. 4. The Ilohenrollern,
with the Emperor William and Prince
Heniy, arrived at Cowes this morning
from Osteml. As the Hohenwllern
entered the harbor the Qneen signaled
"Welcome." The Prince of Wales
and the Duke of Owmiight on Iward
the Royal Yacht Alberta went to meet
the Gciman Imperial parly and convey
the Ilohenrollern to the landing stage
where a number of other members of
the royal family awaited the arrival of
the Emperor. The landing was made
amidst the filing of salutes. The
Emperor was at once driven to the
Osborne House. He was lecelved at
the entrance by the Queen, the Princess
of Wales and the Duchess of Kdlnhurg.
He wore the uniform of a British ad
miral. The band played the German
ami English anthems.
ELECTION IN MORMONDJM.
The Contest Itetwepn Opntllo nmt
Mormon to lie Settled To-t)av
Salt Lxrr Crrv, Aug. 1. To-day
occurs the Salt Lake County election.
Tho contest will be between the Gen
tiles and the Mormons, with a third
parly In the field called "the Working
man's Ticket." With two exceptions,
the latter Is the people's or Mormon
ticket. The result of the campaign Is
watched for with much interest. If
the Liberals catry the day the next
Representative In Congress, to be
elected In Novemlicr, will be an nntl
Mormon. If tho Mormons win John
T.'Calnc, tho present delegate, will be
returned. Salt Lake County and city
hold the balance of power In tho Ter
ritory. A HOUSEWIFE'S MISTAKE.
t'ut Itnt l'olson In Iloueh nnd t'olsonoit
tho Whole family.
Rcadino, Pa . Aug. 4. Saturday tho
wife of John Fertlgof Rock Station
prepared n mixture of rat poison to kill
rats. Later, while preparing dinner,
sho accidentally mistook the mlxturo
for brown sugar and put a tablespoonf ul
of It In some dough. At dinner the
wliole Umliy ate heartily ot It. btiortiv
afterward they were taken violently III,
and suffered Intensely. A doctor was
summoned and with difficulty relieved
Mrs. Fcrtlg and her four children,
though they are still very 111. Mr.
Fcrtlg's condition is very alarming.
HARRISON AND BLAINE.
How Iho Tito Distinguished Men Spent
Cai'KMay Point, X. J., Aug. I.
President Harrison remained at home
allot yesterday with his guest, Secre
tary Blaine. Mrs. Harrison attended
fit. John's P. E. Church with Mrs.
Dlmmlck In the morning. Bishop
Scarborough ot the Diocese ot New
Jersey officiated. Citizen of Cape May
arid visitors have tendered President
Harrison, his guests and family a pub
lic reception at the Stockton Hotel tliU
evening. The President has iccepted
tho Invitation and expects to be present
with Mr. Blaine.
l'oruilts to llultd.
The following permits to build were
issued by the Inspector ot Buildings
to day, J. W. Cole, to build one frame
stable, Park street, Mount Pleasant, to
cost $200, Edward Boulter, to repair
dwelling 037 R street northwest, to cost
$350. IHdos Jones, to build one brick
dwelling, two stories, No. 8 L street
southeast, to cost $9,230; Rev. Charles
White, to build brick church on Mary
land avenue, between Thirteenth and
Fourteenth streets northeast, to cost
$3,000; bophla Hostoo, to repair house
lu rear of 341 Poweroy street, county,
to cost $150.
The 1'lrst la Mater.
The cars ot the Georgetown and
Tenallytowa Electric Railroad Com
pany are now running as far aa the
postofHce In Tenallytowa, and as a con
sequence the traffic has beea greatly
augmented. The additional cars which
have been recently put on have proved
a veritable boon, but their crowded
condition seems only to emphasise the
necessity for more. They sre coming,
however, end passengers will soon be
riding over the picturesque heights ia
tbe new vestibule twelve-wheeler.
There wss great rivalry among the con
ductor and motormen as to whose car
should be the first to eater Teaallytowa.
but the prize fell to Conductor James J.
Smith and Charles Shubert, two very
ctticieat members of sa unusually era
cleat and polite corps of official.
Uabta Car AmUmU.
There wt re two eable car aecideaU
yesterday afternoon. George Butts, a
white hoy, while jumping from a ear at
the earner of Seventh sad Q streets, fell
sad htohe his arm. Dr. Miller atAasuied
him, and he was afterward seat to his
home, 1830 Seventh street northwest.
About 9 o'clock grip car Ko. a struck
sad damaged a carriage belonging to
Mr. berbmlck of 113s Seventh street
northwest A young white boy who
was driving was throwa out, but not In
jured. l'hwSn llssMiaus Waata a l'luaa.
The District Commissioners have re
ceived aa application from Miss Phoebe
W. Couzea for the poaUloaof Superin
tendent of Charities of the District
Thht is the aoaitloa which was Movided
for ia the last Appropriation bill, and is
at the itimwstl of the President. The
salary attached to the office k 3.
rxr aatuisa, aad the iactuahent need not
1 1 a reasdeat of the District
Save a Half's !4Sa
A tnU colored boy. who thought he
louid ssrtm hist could not. iusapad into
of Hw daep holes im Bock Creek,
Uow Woodier Bridge, Saturday, ami
v.-idd have west drowned had not 13-
isr obi TUttf TlndeiJ, o was hath
lug aeajr by, aM Mm struggling in the
ssf. Be ssaam bravely out ami
i roughs tat coAared hoy safely to the
saaJBsVaaVflast flm? kfUJaCsferfatt f
Kttt, K- V . Am- 4 The
ife of Aleawaaaa Christopher Shodsv,
-f th city, was found dead at her
boats ytaJMsfev af uraooc She had
taken, a stoat of laudanum, but
i tons Mftaen or
otherwise is twi yet
Uw'T foilukU Siviltut Sv-IJOi I jJ.tf,
5, K f ji.i.. gitvi. .'J W tt-J
.- -lie August i
PRETTYMHS.CAIiDI.KR USES THE
LASH ON MR. SWEET.
EXGIIING SATURDAY NIGHT EPISODE.
Called from a RfsUtmnt io Mt aa
BELABORED UNTIL HE FLED TO ESCAPE,
The Parlies Were Neighbors, and He Used
InsaKing Language to the Lady,
Bolh Were Arrested.
On Saturday evening about 15 o'clock
there woe an exhibition at Ftltr. Renter's
place, on the corner of Four-and-a-half
street and Pennsylvania avenue, that
was not down on the bill of fare.
It was Reutcr's opening, or rather
anniversary of his going into business
on that comer, and there were seventy
five or a hundred )eople present when
ATTHACTIVK tOOKt.Vfl LADV,
neatly attired In light summer raiment,
presented herself at the side door and
asked one ot the waiters If he would
please call out Mr. W. T. Sweet. Tho
waiter compiled with her request and
Mr. Sweet, who was seated at a table
with a party of friends, jumped up
promptly and went to the door, as he
thought his wife was there. As he
came within sight of the open door the
lady rushed at iilm and milling a black
snake whip from the folds of her dress
iieoan ritAtrrtzixu him
most unmercifully about the face ami
shoulders. Sweet did not make any
effort to strike the woman, but threw
his arras in front of his face to protect
It from the slashes of the whip, which
fell thick and fast.
The woman was very much out of
temper about something, and no one
present wanted to interfere, as ttiey all
Kerned confident that she was only re
senting some Insult that had been
About this time one of the bystanders
said "lc him, Carlo, sic him, Carlo."
A LAIKIX HULL I) XI
which belonged to Mr. Renter sprang
frcui under a table and began grabbing
at the lady's garments.
"Some gentleman please call that dog
off, for I cannot give that scoundrel hi
deserts with him In my way." said the
woman. The dog was called, but In the
meantime Mr. Sweet, with his arms still
guarding his face, picked his way
through the crowd at the bar. and made
his escape through the Pennsylvania
avenue entrance to the building.
In the meantime some one ran to the
patrol box on the opposite corner sod
Ottlcers Walsh and Costelloput la their
appearance. Both Mr. .Siveet and the
woman, who gave the name of
MHS. KATE CANDLKlt,
were put under arrest and the patrol
wagoa summoned. Mr. Sweet lumped
Into the wagon, and the ottlcers Insisted
that Mrs. Candler should do tbe same,
but she declined, saylne; that she was
perfectly able to walk.
At this time a well-known physician
of the city who was nastine, and who
was acquainted with Mrs. Candler,
volunteered to accompany her to the
Sixth Precinct Station. Here both
were charged with an affray and fur
nished collateral for appearance In the
Police Court this morning.
WHAT LEO TO THE ASSAULT.
W. T. Sweet is engaged la tbe plumb
ing business on Four aad-a half street,
under the shadows of the Metropolitan
Church and Mr. Candler's mother oc
cupies the adjoining house. Oa Satur
day she was seated on the porch In front
of tbe house when Sweet passed by and
addressed some very Insulting remarks
which were ot such a disgusting
nature as to eompel her to go Into the
house. Her husband was not there at
the time and Mrs. Candler conclude! to
take the leseatment into her own hands,
and did to.
Ui THK fOLUB COl'KT.
Ia the Police Court this moralag Mr.
Sweet ebsrged Mrs. Candler with as
sault, and she made a counter charge
against him of usiag Indecent Ian
Kuaee. Both eases will be heard oa
JosthSTOWK. Ps., Aug. 4. The neigh
bor of Mr. Ambrose, a justice of the
peace to this lowa, ami Mrs. Joaas Pat
tea, are greatly excited over the mar
riage of the couple. Mr. Patten is liv
toe but owing to domestic Infelicities
has not lived with hi wife for several
months, though ao papers of divorce or
separation have beea uleu. Mr. Patten
says he will bring about a prosecution
for bigamy, sad Ambrose's neighbors
threaten to tar and feather htm.
W Haass' wti
C'HAsaoTTE. N. C. Aug i. -While
the town marshal of Kutherf ordtoa was
attempting to arrest a aegro named Mc
Dowell oa Saturday he was set upon by
a mob of over twenty negroes armed
with stones, pistols and clubs Tat
officer was pretty badly used up sad his
prisoner tsenped. sse stasd lalo the
crowd and wounded several of tint
negroes. There is a good deal of s
ctteautat oer the aftak and tuose
trouble is feared
Hi. tiBitssH nasi Hst iasssa,
Ke Okleass, Auj i. Bev. Father
BuitM'U. Lite utor of the Church of
the Epipuuny, in this city, is sold to
have recviwd lo formation ftoas ttoawe
wiihla the last fouaighl which put his
case toto auch u Uat as to cause aim
to send aa aa.-r to Rosat, ami that
pending the at rival of a reply every -tiling
alll remain ia abeyance. It U
no bt'lbvtid iliai Father BuctagU will
not go to Boudout. but trill naaUy he
assigned to another parish to this city.
Ttjhtatn- aasnss- Mac tfcr aVat.
tuiCAuo. Aug. 4 Mrs. Aaasawutoa.
aftewau woman, aged 30 yas, was
ttxutk by UgaUung yesterday after
noon atdle silting at the window of hstr
Uouai No 5U LjIIio street An ex
aiuiuatun of the o.kI) J,-. .J a blue
uiaik j-t i'jvw tb he ail
CDR MMITER'S StUMttC Slltm
Is the nwnienratan vriitneiit IVIth
Jmttllne 111 metrntehes?
New Yotk, Aug. i. The Herald'
Washington correspondent says the
State Department ha received a dis
patch ftom Lansing B Mlsner, United
States Minister Resident In Central
America, stating that he was at a plac?
called Menton, In Guatemala, and that
he was In communication with the com
manders of Ihe United States Teasels
Thetis and Ranger.
Mr. Mlmer says nothing alout the
blocdy conflicts supposed to be In
progress lietween Guatemala and Salva
dor, or the reported outbreaks against
the administration of General Barillas,
which are said to I starting up In
several provinces In Guatemala. He
also failed to refer In any way to the re
cent selrtire of arms on the Pacific mall
Steamer Collma by the Guatemalan au
thorities, as to the fact, of which he hat
been lnstnictetl by the State Department
Mr Ml.n,..'i tttorM-D aa In all Imnotl-
ant particular is thought to signify
cither that he lias not received the dls
twdches sent him during the last fort
night, or lhat the Guatemalan Govern
ment will not allow him to send out the
tiartlculars of any of the Internal affairs
of the country. The telegram came
through Minister Ryan at Mexico.
TWO TRAINS RUNNING AT FDLL
SPEED BADLY TELESCOPED.
Hororal Killed anil Many Woumletl.
One Conductor Was Asleep,
nml Ills Train Wat 81s
LoTvit.!.R. Kr . Aug. t There was
auother wreck on the Louisville, Xew
Albany and Chicago Railroad yesterday
morning. About seven miles north of
Bedford, Ind., the outbound passenger
train from Chicago came Into collision
with the northbound passenger train
from Louisville on a sharp curve, kill
ing the engineer and fireman of train
No. 3 and fatally Injuring the engineer
and fireman on the other train. James
Tllford, postal clerk, and Frank BHck
well, express messenger. Not a single
passenger was Injured. The two engines
are totally destroyed. Two malleus,
the exnrcM pars and two parlor cars
The killed arc: Arthur Burns, en
gineer, New Albany; George Cole, his
tlreman, Kew Albany, and an unknown
mau who was tiding on the engine.
All three are still under the wreck.
The fatally Injured are- B)b Mulr,
engineer of the uorth bound train: Dave
Smith, his fireman, of Lafayette; James
Tllford, postal clerk of tho south bound
train, bead cut and Internally Injured;
Frank Blackwell. express messenger,
head crushed. J. W. Jenkins, Chlcigo,
colored iMr'.er. leg and bead cr.iMied.
The seriously Injured arc: S. F. Bent,
engineer on maintenance of way of the
Mooon, cut about tbe body, Frank
Shanks, freight conductor, back In
jured; l'A. Mulr, son of tbe engineer,
head and face cut, J. R. Sudle, postal
clerk northbound train, bruised. Con
ductor John Burns was In charge ot the
train going rtortb, and was on lime
leaving here, but when the train struck
he was two minutes late, while the
southbound train was six hours late.
Conductor McDonald says that he and
his engineer agreed to run on tbe side
track at Guthrk. three miles north of
tbe wreck, ami wait there for the north
bound train. He went to sleep and did
not wake up until tbey struck. All the
Injured were brought here, and all that
were able to stand travel were taken on
to New Albany on a special train.
Bedford, Id., Aug. 1 The cause
ot tbe collision on tbe Motion Railroad
yesterday lies in the fact that tbe sched
ule of tbe road was changed yesterday,
and while the Chicago bound train was
running by the new card the Louisville
tiound trsla was running on the old
schedule sad was six hours late, having
been laid out by a freight wreck.
A net her fatal Trulu Wrack,
Somejuet, Kv. Aug. I. Train No.
8 oa the Cincinnati and Southern Rail
road while coming around a curve, two
miles north of Oaadale yesterday.
struck a landslide sad the eagtaa aid
three coaches were throwa down as
embankment into Emery River. En
gineer Sam Moore sad Fireman Charles
Laaahan were instantly hilled. It is
not knows whether any passeagers
were butt or not.
Jay UiM Wlatar llattte.
New Ycbk, Aug. i A dispahh
from Saa Anion le, Tesss, to the WurlJ
says it is reported frosa the City of
Mexico that the famous Castle of Cbs
puiteaee. one of the most Imposing
stiuetures to the world. Is to he sold to
Jay Gould. The price Is understood to
be t3,00i,ttM. Mr. Gould, it is stated,
made the offer of that um tor the
property during bis visit to Mesico
some months ago. The offer ws re
fused, but has now been acceptad
The property belongs to the govera
taeat. The object of the purchase is to
make the castle the winter hosae of the
KsKSAS CtTf, Mo.. Aug. 4. Peter
Leaer was found sitting upright is the
leaf soots of his store yesterday after
aooa with a butkt through hi head
sad his face almost entirely eases by
Baaggots. la a letter to Herman
Sehudd, he notified him of his latea
tioa to commit suicide and appointed
hua Us esecutor. svea thousand dol
lars to United States i per cent, bonds
sad fTM is gold was found to a jar to
Lester's ceUar. lie bad ao relatives ia
this country and his money is ail srilUd
to petsons oi his name ia Germany.
sans ''tit'Trf fsM sa sat 4(aaai.
Ks Yoaa, Aug i A Wi special
from Ottawa. Oat . Latcat advices
ftosu f'nf.Uad to reference to the
Ik-bring Sea eateute states that several
important ni'diBTatioa have bee msd-'
in the clidtti set up by the UaHed Stte
aUbin the part few days wbktt will
meet tbe vkw of this BritbA sad
Canadian authorities and bsttn a set
tksueat of the dispute.
saat ssmi Vaaaa Massaas.
BaaxiA. Aut 4 The Emperor
William has ordered a revsat of the
entire issue of loin intended for the
Afiuau Hade, oi;i, 1 1 tin. wiou Uel
u.ti iur.j l-iuUia Uu- t'i;ai, t&
PRICE TWO CENTS.
RIYAL fltU KttMSTXATrtt!.
The Clan-ua-tlael ami Dr. OtWtrtn'a
rtlemt OrrwMne laah Other.
Cbtcaoo, Aug i On Angwsf 13
rival Irish demonstrations will be hail
here, cue under the anptcea of the
Clan na Gael and the other conducted
by the friends of Ir. Ufonia. IV
anil trlafiglcre have adopted an addtew
which scon a the friends of Crotia'a
murderers and says, among othw
things. ''Thh year the friends and asw
elates of the murderers the men who
stand tietween the chief murderers athl
the gallows have decided to vm the
proceeds of the Ogden Grove rdCKte for
the benefit of their dupes, so that the
tongue that could speak ttra word
that would bring them within ihagttrtp
ot the law may be kept rthl little
looser by deluMve hopes."
What the antl trianglers Intend to do
with the proceeds of their demonstration
is not given out
VHATCHEER ON FIRL
One Unit Hie llnslnr I'arlHin ami
rntly Iteslttrncr llnttsfcil,
Una MotxE. I a . Auit l Firt early
yesterday motnlntr destroyed one half
the business portion and forty residences
of Whatcheer. la. The fire originated
at W. B. Armstrong a meat marhet ami
Is supposed to have been the wotk of
an Incendiary. Tbe alarm was sounded
shortly after midnight and therUme
wete not under control until 3 o'clock.
The fire department was powerless be
cause of lack of water, and nothing
saved the entire north half of the town
except a change In tbe direction ot the
From Broadway, three blocks north
on tioth shies of " Barnes street, every
thing was swept away. Including the
opera house. Crescent Supply Store, the
Harlem ami Parrott block, the building
occupied by J. II Leathers and T. G
Funk, ecncral merchants, and many
other business houses. At least forty
residences were burned. Tbe largeat
losers are J. M. Barnes. Dr. llaggln. J.
H. Leathers. Kd. G. Ooetscber. F. W.
Funk and J. II. Robinson, The Pm
bylerlan church was also destroyed.
The total loss Is estimated at $100,000.
The World's 1'alr Directors nait the
Chicaoo, It.r. , Aug. I Tbo World's
Fair directors are not la tbe least anx
ious as to the falc of the World's Fair
bill, for the simple reason that tbe
faults and defects In the bill they felt
could not injure the fair, for they did
not affect It. It they existed,
they peilalned solely to the
land, after they had done with
It, and of course that could not intsreat
them as directors. President Gage
thought that the call allowed the Legis
lature to pass any measure affecting the
fair lu any way It tulnht choose, and at
the same time with any limitations it
might provide. The directors have n
doubt of tbe constitutionality of the bill
and are confident that the Governor will
shea It- t
FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL.
New VrU Mocka,
To-day's .New torKstoex msrfcst quota
tion, furnished by a T. MsvesMMr,
Hooks u and 11. Atlantic buu.Ua;. tan Y
street northwest. Corrnpottdeats, M. B.
Mendliam, New York; Chandler, Brown A
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Capitol and Siortb O Street Bsllrosd, a m.
63; 10 at U.
MlaeeUaasoas Boad U. 8. llastra
Lights 1st. ft'i, lu; U.S. suctriilirtt
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agtos, iSs. aaak ot hcpubUc, 5, Metro
politan, 375, Caatrai, SsO, aseoad, ,
raraws and Mechaaks', 190: Ctstsea',
170. Columbia, ITS. Capital, m. aTeat
gad, U0. Traders', Wi Uucola, li.
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tumbls. 7-.', Cajutol and Vorta U attsst,
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fiss sad KiecMe !Jocs Wsshtof
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aUecuie bight, Jibsr
Telephone wits rVnasrtvsata, a.
Clwsspcsae sad fotosaac, AmeeWsa
nuai'Kiiaaeou caocs--Waaaasgsoa atar-
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Ift, , Meat fail ec vu., ;
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w'aaMwiiton Loab and a'EUSS I
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