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Each sontonco points short, sharp
A moral or n fact.
THE WASHINGTON CRITIC
Willi now from many piacoil mfr
In llnst and West, and Smith nrnlT
'TIs mot by smiling; face.
21ST YEAE-N0- 6,500.
WASHINGTON, TUESDAY EVENING, JUNE 11, 1888.
TRICE TWO GENTS
A DEAL OF WORK DONE
THE DEBRIS DISAPPEARING BEFORE
THE PICK AND SHOVEL.
Ownors or Dwellings at Jjpfeawn lis
Kin to Otonif Out Their Houses
Storekeepers nro Also Trying to Ho
cover Their Goods.
Johnstown, 1'a., Juno 11. Another
twcnty-fotir hours has passed, and after a
trip over tho ontlro Hooded district It Is ap
pal cut Hint a vast amount of work lias licon
necoinpllshcd, Places that appeared to bo
Insurmountable nro gradually falling away
l.eforc tho energetic work which Is being
done, (lanes of men will commence on a
Mock of debris, work In opposite direc
tions, and mora wagons having been se
cured, tho debris Is rapidly disappearing.
Owners of bouses hnvo commenced clean
ing out their own residences In Johnstown,
and when they request, as they frequently'
do, tho foreman of a gang to allow his men
to help thoy aro never refused. (Store
keepers nro also commencing to tako their
goods from tho general wreck to tho creek
to clean them, to sco what they can recover
from tho effects ot tho Hood. Of course
there nro many sad hearts nnd weeping oyr s
In families as thoy find articles that In thi'r
happy homes before tho flood belonged to
loved ones, but with brnvo hearts thoy nro
smothering their Intense grief, and havo ap
parently resolved that Johnstown shall bo
herself again; and tho prediction Is nowjio
Ing freely made that by tho first dayof July
tho city will present a very activo appear
ance. Houses, Hint havo not been damaged
very much aro nlroady liclng repaired, and
as a consequenco thcro Is much better feel
lug prevailing all around now that tho
solid sense ot this community Is coming to
1 ho front.
Her. Ileal states, relative to discontinu
ing' all" of tlio'morgucs but one, "that tho
commlttco had thought ot doing so, hut
the squads of men carrying tho dead
bodies object to carrying them so far, say
ing they cannot possibly do It, as tho
stench Is becoming very bad. Wo therefore
lmve concluded to havo tho morgues at tho
Presbyterian Church, tho First ward school
building and tho Fourth ward school build
ings continued. Tho time Is almost hero
that they will nil hnvo to bo discontinued,
as tho bodies aro getting In such condition
that ns soon ns they aro found wo enn only
tako their trinkets from them nnd whnt Is
In their pockets to bo preserved for their
At U o'clock Inst night twenty-six huge
bonfires lighted up tho valley and mountain
fides for miles around. Tho piles ot
wreckage removed from tho debris during
tho day was thus disposed of, maklug n
grand sight. Tho horrors continue, nnd
there seems no end. Kver sluco tho water
receded Into its, channel, fathers, mothers,
sisters nnd brothers, seeking their dead,
havo wandered up and down amid tho
To-day Is no different In this respect from
yesterday. At ench cry, "They havo found
another 1" theso heart-broken searchers
hasten toward and anxiously gazo upon
tho features of tho dead. Every now nnd
then Is heard a wall of distress, sometimes
rising almost to tho pitch of a scream, and
again nothing but a sob Is heard as a friend
or relative Is recognized.
Last evening tho body of pretty llttlo
Jennlo Given, agod 15, was discovered. A
cnargo ot aynamuo loosened uiojamot
drift, disclosing four bodies. Under tho
floor of n wrecked building, pinned down
by the heavy sills laying across hor faco
and limbs, lay tho body crushed almost
iicyonu scmuianco 10 Humanity.
A man elbowing his way through
the crowd stood gazing nt the
mud-covcrcd corpse. Ills anguish
stricken countenance proclaimed him a
relntlvo, even though ho did not speak. As
ho turned awny, after tho body was re
moved, ho was asked It ho recognized her.
Ills look was as It ho could not understand,
nnd his only rcsponso was "Poor, poor
A department for Identification of valu
ables was established on Main street this
tnornlng, with Itcv. Mr. Bacr In charge.
LATE DEPARTMENT NEWS.
Ijulclt Work With a Counterfeiter.
On Juno 0 Lou Barrett was arrested at
Tcrro Ilnute, Iud., by tho Secret Service
for pnsslng and having In possession coun
terfeit $10 u. S. Treasury notes. At 10 a.
in. complaint was mado before U. S.
grand jury, at 11 a. in. a truo bill was
found, and nt 8 p. m. Harrctt pleaded
guilty and was sentenced by Judgo Woods
to a term ot flvo years In the Michigan City,
Ind,, penitentiary, nnd tho samo afternoon
was taken to tho prison, where ho donned a
striped suit and nto his supper.
Chtcaeo Counterfeiters Caught.
Captain Porter has wired Chief Bell from
Chicago that ho arrested Jnmcs C. Couch,
Kirs. Mary Ehcrhart nnd John Smith for
nasslnir counterfeit $10 U. S. Treasury
notes in that city. Couch was held In the
Mini of $4,000; Kbcrhnrt nnd Smith in $1,000
each for action of U. S. grand Jury.
Tho Itnlltrny Mull Sorvlcc.
It was stated nt tho 1'ostolllco Depart
ment this mornlug that tho Civil Service.
Commission bad tilled about fifty vacancies
lu tho Railway Mall Servlcu sluco the 1st or
May. It was too early to say whether a
better class of clerks wero secured by civil
fjervico or by tho old method.
The Suiuoan Treaty.
The State Department officials dccliu
to give out any Information whatever con
corning tho Samoan treaty, which nrrlvo I
nt tho Department yesterday. It Is under
stood that tho treaty was discussed nt tha
Cabinet meeting to-day.
Local 1'ntoiiM Issued,
Patents wero Issued to residents ot th
District of Columbia to-day ns follows
William 0. McOIll, cash-register; John K
Vtirdy and D. A, Hadgwur, folding-chair
Nathan. B. Clark, steam boiler; Wlllard 1).
Do reams, letter-box,
THE COURT RECORD.
Equiti Comit Justlco Cox. lleale vs.
Vance; sale ratified Dually nnd referenco
to auditor. McLaughlin vs. Mclutlro;
reference to auditor. Alexandor vs, Alex
ander; complainant's testimony ordered
closed on tho 15th Instant. Moore vs.
Porter; Fannlo C. llurko appointed
guardian ad litem.
Ik Apsiihaltv Justice James. Inland
and Coastwlso Transportation Company vs.
Steamer II, E. Bishop; on hearing.
CniHiNAi, Couiit Chief Justlco Bing
ham. Wolf vs. Hcrzog; on trial.
lliirlul Penults Issued,
Burial permits havo been Issued by the
Health OMIcer for tho past twenty-four hours
as follows! Mary A. Conkllii, 33 years;
Hamuel T. Main, U months; Joseph M.
Clark. 31 davs: Thomas Hendeisou. 11
mouths; John Corbcrt, 1 year; Delia Git-
1 year; Mary A, Mccormick, -IS years;
Maltha A. Kelly. 08 years; Harrison II,
Hajcock, 0 months; and colored; Vatiulo
flmallwood, 47 years; Adalaldo E. Curtis,
4 months; Vloletta Aliens, IK) years; Man
Hinallwood, 10 mouths; Mary M, Lyles, 3
mouths; Jane Biennis, 35 years; Crcsslo
Bouillon, 05 years.
Itonl Uktuto TriuiilerH,
W. 0. Dcutson tt al. lo C'Atherlno E.
Campbell, lots 0 and 10, block IT, South
Auuy A. i', oypnax in H. naiuui, suuioi
ti.nrn 10(1 i" 'IMI
llodgcrs to It. T. Fotllt, lots SO to
2S. block U. Knlornma. 13.lfi'J.50.
A, P. Crenshaw to Thomas Graham, sub
lot 43, square 80S, $7,500.
Teresa Arnold to Annie It, Loathears,
tublot 115, square 373, $,7,"X-
It. T. Fcttlt to Virginia M. Wilson, part
Thomas Wilson to 11, T. Pettlt, part lot
P8.sn.aiij 101, f5,
llosca B, Moulton to Leopold Leuchs,
Miblqt 13, square -I, &330.
i Aicry li. iiaiKuees iq. a, t, rox ei in.
I part tots 0 aud 0, square 35, 415,
' years; nmry u, .Miirpuy, y uiuuius;
G. Smith, (il venrs: Mngdidlno (1,
, IB yenrs; Mary T. Wheeler. 43 years;
It. Ilnitn. 0 mouths: Mart-11. Putnila.
Another Conforonco of tho Antl-nla-hona
Thcro was A meeting In tho parlors of tho
Ebbltt House this mornlug of the commit
tee appointed last week by tho Wise, fac
tion of tho Virginia Republicans to watt on
tho President and lay beforo him tho differ
ences existing between tho WIso nnd'ila
bono factious. To-day was sot apart by
tho President to receive tho committee, but
at tho tlmo tho appointment was made tho
President forgot that Tuesday was Cablnot
day, so bo sent word, this morning postpon
ing tho engagement till to-morrow morn
ing. Thcro was nothing specially trans
acted nt this morning's meeting except a
review of the general situation lu Virginia.
It was admitted by nil that It wnslm-
ficratlvo that harmony should bo secured
t tho Republican party In tho Stato desired
to triumph this fall. Tin: CutTto rcportor
was Informed that General Mahono had not
replied to (ho communication addressed
htm Inst week. Tho object ot tho commit
tee's visit to Mr. Ilnrrlsonwlll bo to Impress
upon him tho necessity ot General Mahono
accepting tho nomination for Governor.
'I lit y aro willing that Mahono shall dis
pense the patronage provided ho'll mako
tho run for tho Governorship. Among
thoso present were General V. D. Gronor,
chairman; ex-Governor William K. Cam
eron, John L. Grithbs, W. F. rumphrcy,
ex-ltcprcscntatlves Llbbv nnd Brady, ox
Hcuator Itlddlcbcrger, Hon. George D.
Wise nnd n number of others.
CITY AND SUBURBAN.
Washington nnd Neighborhood Nows
Norval J. Pleasure, a negro boy, was
arrested last night for stealing pigeons.
Judge Cox has made 11 decree for tho sale
of tho Hotel Windsor, at tho comer of Now
York avenuo and Fifteenth streot.
Norval J. Pleasant, a colored boy, was
sent to Jail by Judge Miller this morning,
for stealing pigeons from Alexander
Tho second trial ot ofllccr William if.
Wallers, charged with . assault to kill on
Sergeant Falvoy, was taken upNn the Crim
Andrew Jackson, colored, was held for
tho grand Jury to-day, charged with an at
tempt to burglarlzo tho residence of Wil
Charles Foley was held for the grand
Jury by Judgo Miller this morning lu $300
bond, on a charge ot assault to kill on
Mrs. Mary T. Wheeler, wlfo of Detcctlvo
Wheeler, was hurled this afternoon. Tho
funeral took placo nt 1 o'clock from her
lato residence, CIS Second street.
Chailcs Foley was yesterday arrested by
Ofllccr Wngncrof tho Fourth Precinct, for
shooting a young man named Edward
Davis who Is employed on tho police boat.
Tho Second rreclnct pollcomen, through
Lieutenant Hcffncr and Prlvato Dau WIl-'
Bams, ns orator, to-day presented Station
keeper English, n medical graduate, n case
Slnco tho Hood Aiialostan -Island has
swarmed with wreckers aud they hnvo been
so enterprising In annexing everything they
could that tho Columbia Athletic Club nnd
the Canoo Club havo had to biro watchmen
to protect their property.
At Monumental Hall last evening tho
Master Stonecutters' Association held an
enthusiastic meeting for tho relief ot the
Hood sufferers. One hundred and fifty
dollars was appropriated lor tho canal
peopl6 nhd $50 for tho Johnstown suf
Annrnstta was vpnt.-rdiiv vlsttad liv As.
'slstnnt Chief Belt of tho rlro Department,
who measured me distance irom me urtiige
to dliTcrent'scetlous of tho vlllny and 6ald
ho would recommend 0110 flroViiglno nnd
two hoso carriages, each to carry 400 feet of
extra hose, bo sent from this city In case ot
Health Ofllccr Townslicnd has Investi
gated tho rumor that thero wero a number
of dead animals in tho river between this
place and Great Falls, and has been unable
to discover any foundation for tho story.
Tho reservoir gates havo been closed for
the past week for fear that tho water sup
ply might bo tainted.
Wlillotho family of Mr. Gerhardt Long
wero taking an afternoon drive yesterday,
tho horses attached to tho carriage becamo
frightened and ran away, throwing tho
party to tho ground. A little son of .Mr.
Lcngwns severely hint, but tho remainder
ot tho party esenped without Injury.
Tho Alumni Association ot Columblau
University met last night and elected offi
cers as follows: President, Dr. Dalu Pren
tiss; flrst vice-president, Sir. W. A. Mc
Calndry; second vice-president, Mr. A. B.
Duval!; sccrotary, Professor II. L. Hodgklns;
trr .surer, Professor A, P. Montague. "
The brass legendary tablets Inserted lu
the various gift stones that decorate tho
Interior of the Washington Monument have
been so defaced by visitors that Colonel
Wilson has recommended to tho War De
partment that tho tablets bo removed aud
that Ibo Inscriptions bo carved upon tho
Mr. William Woodoy, who lives on tho
Conduit road, lias had Ids houso burglarized
on several occasions. Yesterday ho caught
Andrew Jackson, a sneak thief, breaking
Into tho house. Jackson was turned over
to the officers nt tho Seventh Precinct, aud,
on being searched, several aitlclcs belong
ing toJIr. Woodoy was recovered.
John Johnson and Charles Ainaturc, two
colored men who rcsldo In South Washing
ton, engaged lu n light yesterday evening,
which lesultud in Johnson stabbing Ama
tu 10 In tho loft breast. The tiiured man
was attended by Dr. Winters and nfterivard
tonveyed to tho Providence Hospital. John
sou was locked up at tho Fifth Precinct
At a meeting of tho Washlugton City
Presbytery yesterday afternoon, In tho lec
ture room of tho Fourth Presbyterian
Church, Rev, Byron Sunderland submitted
n preamble and resolutions to tho cITcct
that tho Washington Presbytery refuse to
co-opcrato with the Pittsburg hoard until tt
Is reorganized. Thodocument was referred
to n special commlttco which will repot t on
tho lTth Instant.
Mrs. Mary D11II11, the mother of Mr. M.
W, Bcvcrlngc, died Sunday morning, nt her
resldcuco at OITtitt's Cross ltoads, Mont
gomery County, Md. Her death was
caused by Injuries sustained somo days ago
by n full from tho porch of her resldenco.
Mrs. Dullu was i years old. Her remains
will he taken to Lcesburg, Va,, for In
Tho Carriage and WagniimakciV Assem
bly, at their meeting last evening, discussed
tho proposition ot changing tho schediilo
ot time from ten to eight hours labor per
day, with nil Increase of pay, proportioned
to the tlmo and compensation ot other me
chanics. Tho meeting was largely attended
nnd tho members seemed Lent 011 carrying
out their proposition.
Tho National llltlcs celebrated by n streot
parade with tho Marine Baud jestcrday tho
ninth iiunlvereary of tho command's reor
ganization. Afterward 11 collation was
served nl tho armory and gold medals for
flvo years' continuous service lu the com
mand wero presented to Lieutenant K. II.
Hay, Burgeon George IN". Acker, Lieutenant
Harry O.Bocn, Corporal J, A. Kyans and
privates George A. Dituy, S. F. Brooks
and George A, llentley.
Lucluda Strothcrs, a young white woman,
who wns arrested for Insanity lu George
town on Saturday last, was yesterday taken
lo the homo of her brotherlii-law, Mr.
Donaldson. '1 ho police learned that Miss
Strothcrs was from Virginia, and that she
ha been confined lu tho us) linn at Staunton.
Shu was a tlster of Mrs. Donaldson, who
about 11 year ago drowned herself mid two
children lu the Potomac nbovo tho Anno
duct Hi Idgo.
Nathuii Ashtou, an ex-convlct, mid
Leonard Stokes attempted tu break up an
amateur game ot baseball that was in
progress last Sunday afternoon at tho cor
ner of Now Jersey avenuo aud N strout
noithcast. William Cooper, 0110 ot tho
nlaycis. objected, and lu the- nftravtli.it fol
lowed Stoked was struck uu tho head with
n bat. lulllctlnir n natnfiil wound. Tho two
wero arrested. Judge Miller yesterday gavo
yAshion sixty days nnd released Iho other
two on their persoual. bonds,
THE SILENT SUFFERERS
JOHNSTOWN PEOPLE WHO DO NOT
SCRAMBLE FOR AID,
Tho Wlllard Unit Workers Will Send
it Number of Ilozos to Individual
ltcsldents of tho Destroyed City
How tho Innovation wns Caused,
It was a unique sccno lu Wlllard Hall
this nftcruoon. Tho stage was cleared nnd
n stout gentleman with whiskers, two
pctlto young ladles, ono of whom was
much more slender than tho other, ami two
studious-looking young gentlemen sat by
the back Hat lu chairs. By turns tho
nulntctto talked rabidly lu French.
They wero ono of tho Miporlora nud four
pupils of tho Bcrlllz School of Languages,
and they were rehearsing on tho stago a
French comedy that thoy aro to glvo to
morrow night. At the samo tlmo n German
comedy will nlso bo given. Tho characters,
snvo ono or two, arc nil to bo tnken by
pupils of thu school. The proceeds of tho
cut citnlnuient will go to tho flood sufferers.
Tho work nt Wlllard Hall has taken on n
new turn. Heretofore boxes of elothlngscnt
to Johnstown hnvo been addressed to Chair
man Scott and distributed through him to
needy applicants: but pcoplo who fiara como
here frtm Johnstown havo told how there
arohundicdsof tho most deserving sort ot
pcoplo In very destitute circumstances that
thcto gilts never reach. The reason Is that
these people, who aro ot good breeding and
education, really the cream of Johnstown's
society, aro prevented by timidity or prldo
or modesty fiom cntcrlug In tho scramble
fcr charity contributions ns tho grosser ele
ments of the suffering clatscsdo nnd conse
quently while- tho Iron workers nnd their
families nro well supplied, tho bookkeep
ers and clerks nnd their families and many
other rconlo who wcio Independently
wealthy l-cforo the flood aro moro destitute
now than those who wero tho poor pcoplo
So now, whenover tho good pcoplo up In
Wllltard Hall learn tho name of a family ot
this sort that Is destitute, a box Is filled
with all sorts of things nnd shipped to tho
suffering family direct. This makes more
work, hut the pcoplo about Wlllard Hall
have ucver given any Indications ot fear
of that hot weather bug-bear, work-. Twenty
or thirty boxes addressed to Individuals
will probably bo sent 011 their errands of
charity betoro tho day Is over. Several of
the boxes will go to a Mrs. Weaver.
Mrs. Weaver's house Is n big, roomy ono
on the hill back ot Johnstown, and It is
now filled from garret to cellar with soma
ot Johustowu's best people. They nro
destitute, but have, Instead of besieging tho
contributions, stood nsulo for tho pcoplo
who they thought were worso off, and who,
less considerate, took everything thoy could
get. The result Is that hero is a houso full
of gentlemen nud ladles who nro ubsolutoly
The change ot plan Is largely tho result
of the visit of George W. Hamilton, as
sistant superintendent of tho Cambria Irou
Works, wlio baa been lu tho city tho last
two days. Ho goes back to Cambria
to-night to superintend the work of recon
struction. Mr. Hamilton nnd his family
lost about all they had lu tho world by the
flood. Ills experience enabled him to give
somo valuable advice about tho sending ot
relief to Johnstown.
Secretary nnd Treasurer Watktus of tho
Chcsapcako nnd Ohio Cnnnl Company
called 011 Treasurer Johr.son nt tho relict
committee's room to-day. Ho said tharo
wasono case of sullerlng nbovo George
town that ho know of. Ho has directed
his superintendents along tho wholo lino of
lue cauai 10 unu 0111 inooxienioi iuo sin
tering mid communicate with him. Ho
thinks that between Wllllamsport and
Harper's Ferry tho sufferers have been
pretty well taken caro of by Battlmoreaus.
But from Wllllamsport to Cumberland ho
thinks thero Is considerable suffering.
Mrs. Curtis of Ulllycr also called to say
that there was much sullerlng about tho
Great Cacapon, near tho Woodmout Fish
ing Club's houso.
Treasurer Johnson telegraph to Colonel
Emery to-day as follows
"Washington, Juno 11,
". f. Emery, Juhiitoivn, lt.i
"Telegram received this morning. You
will hnvo to dctcrnilno ns to tho necessity
of your remaining longer. In tho nbsenco
of any definite Information or suggestion as
to further relief wo can render through
you, wo nro unable to give you any furthor
Instructions. E. Kuhtz Johnson,
Collections by tho following named havo
been handed to Treasurer Johnson: ltov.
Walter II. Brooks. $57.50; .Mrs. Itobcrt G.
Rutherford, 10; Mrs. Henry Wlllard, $5;
A. Solomons, $.1."0; National Tribune, $10;
additional by Wood Bros,, $10; from tho
King's Daughters (caual eulTcrcrs), &15;
Joliu T. Mitchell,. $3; Miss Lcnmau, $0;
Mrs. A. M. Ulllycr. $3.33; Dr. 7.. T. Sowers,
$81); John. Miller $70; Luther Placo Me
morial Church, through George llynoal, Jr.,
treasurer, $301: additional by Dr. Itobcrt
licyhmu, $34:1!. M. Urliikard, $04; I). H.
This afternoon Treasurer Johnson tele
graphed Governor Beaver to know where
hospital aud other stores that havo boon
contributed hero nnd packed ready for
shipment should bo sent.
Ono ot the most notable contributions
that has been made was announced this
afternoon. Mr. Wood ot Wood Brothers,-
tno liverymen, cauod 011 Treasurer .lotin
sou and said that a Mr. Chapman
ot this city, whoso fortuno wns nil In
vested In Johnstown enterprises nnd was
swept away entirely, had given a team of
magnificent sorrel horses, said to be worth
$1,000, to tho Johnstown sufferers. Mr,
L'haplii's team will be sold at auction In
front ot Wlllard's nt 5 o'clock Thursday
afternoon, and tho proceeds he will turn
over to Treasurer Johnson.
Tho Slur's contributions aro $1,000,03,
and the Putt' $1,507.50.
Tho entertainment recontlv clven hv thu
pupils of Towers' Grammar School will bo
repeated at Odd-Fellows' Hall, Eighth
street southeast, on Thursday evening, at S
o'clock, for tho benefit of tho sufferers
from the recent floods.
There will bo an entertainment for tho
benefit of tho flood sufferers, under the
auspices ot Washington Labor Organiza
tions, at new Grand Army Hall, to-morrow
evening. Juno 13 Colonel 1). B, Hay,
Major Stofer, Mr. John Twecdalo, Miss
Townsend,Mtss Wcsthorpoaudtho students
ot Lliithlcum Instltuto In "Tho Plot ot
I'otzcutauseud" aro on tho list. Marino
Band music. Tickets, 50 cents.
Tho Ideal Minstrel Troupe performed to
crowded house nt Wlllard Ilnll last night
and rcnllzcd about $300 for tho relict fund,
"NnnThoGood For Nothing," "MvTurn
Next," n banjo performance, by Messrs.
Williams nnd Hiisscll and singing by tha
GIco Club will bo tho features at next
Saturday night's performance at the Na
tional, 111 am or mo uoou suuercrs along
tho Chesapeake nud Ohio Canal, Tho per
foimauco promises to be an excellent one.
The Vlsilni-K l'roui Now York.
A hundred and ulghty-slx membors of the
Beethoven Mieiinerchor of Now York, who
havo been at tho Arlington a couple ot
da s, maclo a tour ot the city lu n dozen big
oinulhusscs to-day. They aro going back
to-night. Yesterday they went down to
Mount Vernon, They aro a Jolly Bet and
made tho river banks echo somo cholco
Geiinau choruses on their way down tho
Tim II. & tl. ltellur Ammunition,
ll.u.Ti.Monii, Mn,, Juno 11, Isaac S,
Coulcy to-day fllcd lu Circuit Court No.
3 n bill asking that a receiver ho appointed
for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Relief
Piofcbsor August Sluocder ot the Na
tional Guard Hand nud a party ot friends
left yesteiday on n week's hunting trip lu
Assistant Secretary of Stato-Adoo leaves
to-morrow for a two months' tour lu Europe
In quest ot health and much-needed rest,
Hols booked for tho CItyot Paris. Mr.
I pool, nnd family will bo fcllow-pawMigers
I ou thu. Paris,
1 nomas nermau, our new i.onsui 10 i,ivor
Interest In the Coming Kxporlmout
New Yoiik, Juno 11. As tho tlmo ap
proaches for tho electrical execution of
Kcniniler, tho Buffalo murderer, tho first
victim ot Iho-ucw law, Interest In tho prob
nblo failure ot tho method Increases, and
already nlawvcr Is out declaring that tho
law Is void, becnuso unconstitutional. It
seems (ho fact that no man has yet been
experimented on, renders tho possibilities
of n blunder great, for whllo electricity
may havo ushered animals Into eternity
with tho desired velocity and neatness, It
may result unsatisfactorily In tho case of n
Thus Kcintnlcr himself Is strongly op
posed to being tho subject of tho first ex
periment, .houcver willing ho might bo to
dlo by tho electrical process when It has
been ptoved painlessly effective Elec
tricians are not euro that death would bo
painless under tho proposed plan, nnd a
number ot lawyers, whohopo to sec Kcnini
ler lawfully executed, stand ready to pre
vent the possibility of n "legal murder.''
Of quite as much public Interest Is that
provision of tho new law which nlms to
prevent tho publication of tho details ot
the execution. Bright, legal minds say
that nothing but n member of tho New
York legislature could havo drawn a bill
more directly in violation of tho Stato
Constitution, which seeks to prcscrvo tho
freedom of tho press. Whether unconstitu
tional or not, tho clause prohibiting news
paper publication of tho details doesn't
amount to much. AH nt tho editors In
New Tork and Buffalo are getting rendy to
violnto tho clnuso as soon ns tho current of
electricity Is turned on tho Buffalo mur
derer. Ills execution will ho more fully reported
and moro graphically written about than
thoso performed under the old lav.', which
did not seek to limit tho Jurisdiction ot tho
newspaper. 1110 accounts win uo so 11111
and so complete that each reader may form
an opinion ns to 1110 success 01 mo elec
trical method ot execution. Just now
thcro secni9 to bo general apprehension lest
Kemmler bo tortured by an untried, and,
perhaps, Impracticable experiment nnd tho
object of tho now law defeated In tho very
It Is even predicted now tlfat Kemmler
will not bo killed tho 39th ot June, nud
that tho Court ot Appeals "may withhold
Its decision till tho meeting of tho poxt
Legislature, aul'that perhaps, after all,
Kemmler may'.iave to be shot Into eternity
WHAT P&OPLE SAY.
Health Officer Tvmuhcnd: "I nm awfully
busy Just' now, ns I start oft to-morrow
morning on n sanitary investigation. Dur
Ing tho warm weather Is our busiest time."
Colonel A. T.Hritlon: "I am In favor of
frco water. Thcro Is no chnrgo for tho air
we breathe, nud there should ho nouo for
tho water wo drink. There should bo 110
such thing ns a water tax."
" Dr. llammuml: "I sco thcro Is somo talk
about malaria and all that sort ot thing.
Personally, I don't think thero will bo any
more here, nor ns much ns lu Philadelphia.
Wherever thero Is nn Inlet ot fresh water
there Is sure to bo tome malaria."
. ltyrtl I.eu'it: "I haven blgdntmgo suit
lu contemplation against the United States
Government In conncctlonwlththo Potomac
flats. It's for taking tho dirt out of tho
bottom ot tho river and putting It up oil
top, to get washed awny by tho Hood."
Colonel Uocule ot.tho Arlington: "Tho
Commissioners show their good Judgment
by suspending tho obnoxious Water-mctor
bill. Auy measure so eutlrely arbitrary In
Its rulings must bo objectionable to nil
fair-minded men. Tho order In question
announced that water meters must bo put
In 'at owner or lessees' expense, and that
only a certain kind otjnctnr could he used,
This meant simply that tho fortunate
owners ot that particular meter could put
Ihcirown prlcoon It and we, tho sufferers,
havo to pay It. Yes. tho present Commis
sioners nro nil right,"
MR. LANHAM SUSTAINED.
ChnrgoH Against Illm Dismissed
by tho Commissioners.
Tho charges recently preferred ngalust
Superintendent Trticiiiau Lanhaui of tho
Parking Commission by J. P. O'Neill havo
been Investigated by tho Commissioners,
and dismissed upon tho recommendation ot
Captain Symons. Ho referred tho matter
to the Parking Commission, and thoy re
port that Mr. Lanham was selected for tho
position after a thorough Inquiry, aud arc
satisfied with tho way be has performed tho
duties of his office. Itclatlvo to tho chargo
that his two sons were "off and 011" put on
tho pay rolls, It Is stated that this Is only
partly true. Ono boy has during tho past
three years worked 131 days, tor which ho
Hew Sldoivnlks nt tho Capitol.
Tho terraces at tho Capitol aro slowly
nearlng completion. To Washington poo
plo the progress uindo seemingly oxcltcs
llttlo or 110 attention, but to tho stranger or
ensual visitor to tho city tho work makes a
profound Impression, both as to beauty nud
utility, The grand stairway Impresses tho
visitor with tho magnitude of tho under
taking, All concede Its architectural ap
propriateness to tho Capitol and In harmo
nizing the surrounding beauty ot its
superbly and well-laid out grounds, all of
which, when completed, will servo to en
hance the Imposlngappcarance and grandeur
of tho Nation's Capitol bulldlug. Beginning
vesierday tho spaces around nud leading to
iho grand stairway from tho statue ot Chief
Justlco Marshall will bo laid with tho
Granolithic pavement. The contract for
tlilswork has been nwarded by Architect
Clark of tho Capitol to Mr. II. J. Mc
Laughlin of this city, who laid tho pave
ment lu tho Monument grounds and around
the base of tho towering bhaft.
A Humbling llitnbllsliment Charged,
In thu rear ot a quiet looking tailoring
shop on M street, between Fifteenth and
SIxicenllHtrects nort Invest, Georgo J. Jones
nud a number ot friends wero Indulging lu
n quiet gamo of poker, when tho pollco
put In an appearance. Ho was arrested
somo tlmo ago for keeplug a gambling
houso aud his bond was taken, Ho was
charged this mornlug with keeping a
gambling houso and an unlicensed bar.
llcveiy emphatically assured tho Judgo
that ho wasn't keeping a regular gambling
house; he only Invited u few friends to como
and piny penny nute onco lu n while.
Judgo .Miller sentenced him to four
months lu Jail lu addition to tho former
sentence of sixty days.
Grand Jury Indictments.
Tho grand Jury has found Indictments as
follows: Henry I.nudou, gaming; Wil
liam Davis, Jr., horeo stealing;
Hurry 1. Darby, robbing tho malls;
Edw, E. Holland, falc pretenses;
Geoigo Johnson, larceny from thu
person; Abraham Webster, housebreaking;
Michael Do)le, housebreaking, and John
II. Biowii, housebreaking. They present
William J. Miller for embezzlement, nud
Ignore n charge of housebreaking ngalust
"Awny I'p In IfG,"
The Marino Baud of sixty pieces played
for tho National Rllles' parade last night,
and tho music cost tho Utiles Just about
0110 dollar n minute. That looks pretty
heavy, but It Is first-class, music, aud II look
sixty men to make It, Tho company was
out nearly 350 minutes and tho bill was
llulldlng I'ormlt lasiied.
Penults were Issued by tho Building In
spector to-day as follows: Georgo S,
Cooper, brick dwelling, 11 1U llhodo Island
avenue, $0,000; Waring A Cole, two brick
dwelllugs, 10.1 and 107 O street northwest,
$!1,300; Hauling A Collin, two brick dwell
ings, 1100 and U0J Now Hampshire ave
Tho Washington Cauou Association met
last night at 310 Ninth street. It was to
havo met last Monday, but lit that tlmo
the river was Hooded and tho floating club
house Inaccessible. A cummlttoo was np
nolnted to receive nronosals and arramro
tor getting the cluVhouso back Into tho
I water aud repairing It The Hood left It
high nml dry on Aiuloslau Ulaud.
THE HEW IHDIAH COMMISSIONER.
Thomns J. Jlorgan or llhodo Isl.md
Tho President made tho following ap
pointments at n lato .hour yesterday after
nooni Thomas J. Morgan ot llhodo Island, lo bo
Commissioner of Indian Affairs, vlco John
II. Ohcrly, resigned,
Ilojt Shoiman, Jr., ot Utah, to bo Ito
celver of Public Moneys at Salt Lako City,
Utah, vlco George W. Parks, removed.
Frank O. Hohbsof Now Haven, Register
of tho Land Office at Salt Lako City, Utah,
Tlco David Webb, removed.
Edward C. Galtry ot Pino City, Minn.,
Register of the Land Offico nt Taylor's
Falls, Minn., vlco Lucas K. Staunard, term
William C. Welts of Alabama, Register
of tho Laud Office at Huutsvlllo, Ala., vlco
Frank Coleman, to bo removed.
Edward L. Chapman of Great Bend,
Kim., Receiver ot Public Moneys at Lamed,
Knu,, vice Henry M. Blcka, to ho removed.
Charles I). Ford of Colorado, Register ot
tho Laud Office at Lamar, Col., vlco Frank
P. Aibuckle, removed.
Colouel Thomas J. Morgan, appointed
Commissioner of Indian Affairs, to succeed
Mr. Ohcrly, Is between 60 npd55 years of
ngc, nud Is said to bo n man ot ability and
culture. When tho war broko out ho re
signed his chair ns a professor In Franklin
College, near Indianapolis, nud wns mado
first lieutenant of tho Seventieth Indiana
Volunteers, General Harrison's old regi
ment. When It wns decided to orgaulzo
colored troops In separate regiments ho was
mado colouel ot thu Fourteenth U. S. Col
ored Regiment, which becamo one ot tho
crack colored commands. Ho was subse
quently mado brevet bilgadler-gcncral,
and commanded a brigade ot colored
troops. Soon after tho war ho returned to
Iho East, which ho had left to tako n placo
In Franklin College. Ho has slnco. thou
been connected Willi educational affairs,
nnd is now president of tho Stato Normal
School at Providence, It. I.
Tho following appointments were an
nounced nt tho Whllo House to-day:
Charles H. Colburn ot Nevada to bo
Coiner of tho Mint ot tha United States nt
E. II. Babtlskle ot Nevada to bo Mclter
and Refiner of tho Mint of tho United States
nt Carson, Nov.
Tho JUnttor Under Discussion by tho
Secretary Blaine wns 0110 of tho flrst ot
tho Cabinet Ministers to reach tho Whlto
House to-day, and lu addition to a largo
blue cnvclopo of tho official size ho carried
In his right hand n work descriptive ot the
Samonn Islands. This gavo rlso to tho
theory that tho contents of tho blgcnvelopo
wero the artlclr 'ot tho treaty recently dis
cussed nt Berlin1' by representatives of this
country, England and Germany. Tho mcot
lug of the Cabinet was not delayed beyond
an hour, nud was chiefly devoted to a dis
cussion of Samoan affairs. The members
ot Iho Cabinet, with tho exception ot tho
Postmastcr-Gcucrql, hurried oft to their re
spective Departments; but it is .Mr. ivaua
maker's day and n number ot new post
masters will prubahly bo appointed this
Mrs. Harrison has completed nil tho ar
rangements for her trip to Capo May, aud
will probably lcavo Washington to-morrow
afternoon, together with tho Whlto Houso
babes and their nurses. Mr. nnd Mrs.
McKco nro at Indianapolis, but will go to
Deer Park about tho mlddlo of tho month,
where they will bo Joined by Mrs. Harrison
In the courso of n week. Prlvato Secretary
Hnlford nud his family hnvo vacated their
apnttments on K street, and will hereafter
occupy n residence on Sixteenth street near"
Scott Circle. At least their plans for tho
summer are to remain nt Washington,
which they consider n most desirable resort
during tho heated term.
NEVER SMILED IN LIFE.
A ltcmnrkiihlo Case Drought to Light
Cutcaoo, Ii.t..,.IuuolO. Ainost remark
able caso was brought to light by tho coronor
recently during an Inquest on tho body of nu
18-year-ohl girl, who died Thursday night lu
n one-room shanty, which served ns a homo
for n widow and her six children. Joscphlno
Grnhskl.tho dead girl, who was tho eldest of
tho family, had never walked a step In her
life, sho had never seen (he light of day,
never heard tho sound of voices, never ut
tered nn Intelligible syllnblo slnco tho dayof
her birth and wns never known to smile.
Sho nto what was civeu her. relcctlmr
nothing, and never making a sign that she
desired more. Tho only feeling that this
seml-lnanlmato creature over betrayed was
when a flower would bo placed In her hand.
At tho time of her death her body was uo
larger than that of au ordluary 10-year-old
child. All her limbs wero lu proportion,
but her knees were drawn up so that sho
had never been able to walk, What sur
prised tho family and neighbors most was
the smllo 011 tho faco ot the dead girl, Her
countenance looked llko that ot a beautiful
angel In sweet repose, nud tho lips wero
parted In n heavenly smllo, though she had
never smiled lu her life.
GOOD WALKERS LEFT.
Tho 1'uco Two l'ust l'or Most of tho
Of tho foiuteen men who started In a trot
hi the six-days' go-as-you-plenso match at
Kcrunn's at 11 few minutes after midnight
Monday morning, but three havo stayed.
All but Dillon, lloran, Elson, McCarthy,
Washburn and Foley tired ot tho pace be
foro twenty-four hours. At the end of
twenty-four hours McCarthy, Washburn
and Foley were ruled oil tho track after
liavlug walked 70, 01 and 47 miles, re
spectively, the terms ot tho match requir
ing contestants to walk not less than 80
miles tho tlrst day, McCarthy, tho plucky
Washington boy, was very lame, and It
was rumored that bo charged somo ono
with poisoning his feet.
Tho thrco walkers who nro left aro good
ones, nud the old sailor, Elson, trots around
tho track with an ability to stay that Is
wonderful. Dillon Is tho swiftest runner,
nud If ho could continue his gait of the
Hist twenty-four hours would win handily.
To-nlirht Archlo Sinclair, tho English cham
pion amateur, and U. II. Meek, the
American champion amateur, will walk a
At 3:40 this afternoon tho score was: Dil
lon, 150 miles 111 laps; lloran, 1IW miles 10
laps; Elson. 13.1 miles 17 laps. Tho racu Is
new lu tho hands ot these thrco champions,
whose powers of enduinuce Justify tho be
lief that none will leave the track until tha
143 bouts are completed.
Thu I'lieuuiiitlc Gun Ciirrhigi-.
Tho elght-lneh pneumatic gun carriage,
lu which a Washington company Is Inter
ested, was tiled M'stcrdnv at tho Annanolls
piovlng grounds under the direction of tho
lloaid of Ordnance and Fortifications ot
tho War Depaitineut. With tho exception
of General Schotleld, all the members ot
thu board wero present. Tho carriage
worked satisfactorily u every respect, and
the test would havo been complete had not
a portion of tho mechanism of tho breech
of Iho gnu broke. Thrco rounds, with
charges consisting of 13.1 pounds of powder
aud 350 ot shot, were Hied In tour aud a
half minutes. Among those present wero
tho gun carriage board, General Eppa lllin
ton, Charles V., Cieecv, Lieutenant Ray
mond P. Rogers, T. (I. Morrow, W, J.
Muilagh, Mr, Cleaver, E. (.', Fawrett,
William P. Hunt, sr., William P. Hunt, Jr.,
Henry A. Splllcr, I', II. Taylor, Spoltswood
McNelr, Lieutenant Dashlell and Captain
Thu Duku of Portland's Wedding.
London, Juno 11. Tho marriage of Iho
Duke of 1'oitlai.d to Miss Dallas-Yordo
look placo to-day. Tho church was
ciowded with aristocratic guests aud tho
wedding presents weio numerous and costly,
Including gifts from thu Prince and Princess
of Wales and Lord and Lady Salisbury.
Tho Bishop ot Liueolu performed tho cere
mony, Cmplle nulVnny Itmtlgiis,
Dai.timoul', Juno It -Gaffney, tho As
sociation umpire, announces that he has
HOW AGRICULTURAL STATIONSCAN
BE BETTER UTILIZED,
Tho Important IJuestlon That Is Do
ing Discussed by the American Heed
Trudn Association Now lu Conven
tion nt tho Arlington.
Tho men who furnish the seed tor tho coun
try's gardens nro nt tho Arlington holding
their seventh mutual meeting. They aro or
ganized under the namo of tho American Seed
l'rado Association nud there nro about 150
members. Not over n third of Iho members
were present when the meeting was called to
order this mornlug, but tardy ones nro com
ing on every train and It Is expected that on
tho later days the meltings will ho largely
George S. Haskell ot Rockford, III., Is tho
president ot tho association and John II. Al
lan of Picton, Out., and Herbert W, John
son of Philadelphia nro the flrst and second
vice-presidents. Albert McCulloch of Cin
cinnati Istbesecretary nnd treasurer. Frank
T. Emcisonof Omaha Is aslstant secretary
and t ho executive commlttco Is composed of
WllllnmWcggat, J. Fottlcr, Jr., S. E. Brlggs,
S. F. Leoliard nnd II. W. Wood.
Tho association meets every year, and tho
last meeting wns held lu Chicago. Tho
question of selecting Washington ns tho
permanent meeting place of tho associa
tion Is being agitated, and a resolution to
this end will probably bo Introduced during
tho present meeting. Tho constitution ot
Iho association now provides that tho
executive commlttco shall select tho meet
ing place each year.
Promptly at 11 o'clock this morning's ses
sion was begun. l
Tho minutes of last year's meeting were
read, and then Secretary McCulloch read
his annual report. Then tho names of 11
dozen or so applicants for membership
were read, nnd the election took till about
noon. Each name Is balloted on separately,
tho members wrltlne "Yes" or "No" on
pieces of paper and dropping them Into the
teller's hat. Flvo adverso votes bars an ap
plicant from membership. After the elec
tion, reports of committees were In order.
Tho flrst of these was ot au unpleasant
nature. Some tlmo ngo tho papers told of
tho departure for Canada of A. B. Cleve
land, n New York sccdman, nnd of Ids
previous crookedness In his business meth
ods. Mr. Cleveland was a member of the Seed
Trado Association, nud when tho commltteo
wns called on to report It handled Mr.
Clevcli id without gloves. Aud tho asso
ciation has lost n member.
Ono ot tho things that tho association
will devote, somo time to Is Governmental
connection with tho seed business. Tho
various States havo what nro cnlled ex
perimental agricultural statlous, nud tho
seed growers wish to formulate some plan
by which tho usefulness ot these stations
can be Increased nnd by which they can co
operate. These Stato experimental stations
are all separate aud independent, aud do
not co-operate with ono another. To
remedy this and to brlncr tho Agricultural
Department luto closer and moro practical
relations with the seed Interests Is what tho
association will try nnd dcvlso somo plan to
effect. Then, too, they would establish
n universal standard of quality for seed.
Irresponsible seed men all ovorthn couutry
are offering seeds for sale at ridiculously
low prices, but oven nt moro than they nro
worth, for theso seeds won't grow.
This brings tho whole trado Into disfavor,
nnd to prevent this Is ono ot tho objects ot
tho association's, mcctlnir. The members
think that tt tho Government would tnko n
band In the matter tho difficulty could bo
easily remedied. This Is another reason
why they desire tho co-operation of tho
Agricultural Department, vy,'icn the meet
ing opened this mornlug trKDcpnrluicnt
was unrepresented, but an effort Is being
ntndo to hnvo Secretary Rusk attend ono
of tho meetings. "When tho Agricultural
Department is less a political affair and
begins the practical work that It could do
so well It can bo mado of great value nnd
assistance lo the seed trado nnd everybody
clso who Is interested In good vegetables,
for ono can't raise anything good without
Speaking ot the proposition that tho as
sociation should meet lu this city every
year, Secretary .McCulloch said: "This
city Is the proper place for such conven
tions to bo held without n doubt. Aud this
being tho head centra ot the Government's
agricultural experiments, It would bo a
good Idea for tho seed trado to mako It Its
eadquartcrs. Tho records of tho Govern
ment's agricultural work, tho Agricultural
Department Itself and Its experimental
foims and devices nnd Its seed packing aud
shipping business combluo to mako this
city interesting to a seed man. A visit to
tho Agricultural Department Is sure to
teach a seed man something new nbout his
HOLIDAYS OF THE UNITED STATES
April CO, Memorial day, Is a legal holiday
July 4, Independence day, Is n legal holi
day lu nil the States nnd Territories.
December 3.1, Christmas day, Is .1 legal
holiday lu all tho States ami Territories.
Good Friday Is a legal holiday In Florida,
Louisiana, Minnesota nnd Pennsylvania.
Shrovo Tuesday Is n legal holiday In
Louisiana, nnd In tho cities ot Mobile,
Montgomery nnd Sclmn, Ala.
Mnreh 3, tho anniversary of tho Inde
pendence of Texas, and April 31, tho anni
versary ot tho battlu of Ban Jacinto, aro
legal holidays In Texas.
May 80, Decoration day, Is a legal holi
day lu Colorado, Connecticut, Maine, Mich
igan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Now
York, Pennsylvania, llhodo Island and
D.iS appointed for general elections,
Stato or national, are legal holidays In Cali
fornia, Maine, Missouri, Now Jersey, Now
York, Oregon, South Carolina nnd Wis
consin. Thanksgiving Day nnd public feast days
appointed by iiie President aro legal holi
days In such States as may set them apart
for religious observance- by tho proclama
tion 01 1110 liovernor.
Jnuuary 8, Iho anniversary ot the battle
ot New Orleans; February Pi, tho anniver
sary of the birth ot Abraham Lincoln, and
Mnich 4, tho Hremen's nnnlyessnry, nro
legal holidays In Louisiana,
Janiftry 1, New Year's Day, Is a legal
holiday lu nil the States except Arkansas,
Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, -Maine, -Massachusetts,
New Hampshire, Rhode Island
aud North nnd South Carolina.
February 33, Washington's birthday, Isn
legal holiday In nil States except Alabama,
Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa,
Kansas, .Maine, Missouri, North Carolina,
Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee nnd Texas,
1'orelgu Num. rVol"t,
l'lofessor I'ltzmauii Is dead.
Tho Emperor William, tho Empress,
Print e Henry and a numerous retinue es
coricil by war vessels will accompany tho
Princess Sophie, tho Emperor's sister, to
Athens lu October to solemulzu her mar
riage with Crown l'rlucu Coustautluo of
Thu German Government has formally
notified the Government of Switzerland
that It Is Impossible for Germany lo ngreo
with Switzerland In the Justlco ot tho tat
ter's couro In tho affair of Pollco Inspector
Wohlgemuth and that Germany reserves
the right to take action lu thu matter.
It l H 1'llV.
(New Yoik Sim.)
Mrs, Cleveland has had another picture
lajicu whleli will soon bo 011 thu uiaiket.
Noticing, peihaps, what a card Baby Mc
Kco has become, sho Is taken with Baby
Lninout In her aims, It is a pity that sho
has to borrow a baby.
i.Tliu Cilllti" by Currier.
Till t'lUTIC is ilelitered fc.y carrier
anjW'Afiv I" H'uiAiiMfoii foe 33 rent) a
nuinlli. A twstal emit teiil to this officii. 013
l tired northuat, wilt meneihwln alien-
A CONSPIRACY DISCOVERED.
A Plot to ltoh Chicago of n Ujunrtor
or 11 Million or Dollars.
CntcAcio, Juno IL Tho AVim this morn
ing sajs: Tho Morning AVitu Is In posses
sion of almost complete- details of a con
spiracy 1 0 rob (ho city and county of more
than $350,000 In taxes. It Is to lie dono
through tho assessors' offices of tho West
and South sides. Wero tho present Slate's
Attorney clllclcntor "aggressively honest,"
Iho matter would certainly havo been put
In Ids hand. Tho robbers could havo been
trapped and sent In tho penitentiary. As
It Is, tho matter will ho referred to tho Cit
izens' Association and to Assessor Cautwell
of the West town nnd Assessor Do Young
bf Iho South town,
It will not bo presumed In this article that
the two assessors are concerned In tho deal
further than that they nro called upon to
thwart It, Thoplan of tho West Side con
templates Iho co-operallon of ntrusted np
politico of Mr. Cnutivcll. Thooutsldo end
of It Is Initio hands of n trusted employe
of County Clerk Wulff, Curds havo been
"Blank, Blank, Tax Agent. Com
plicated tax matters adjusted,"
Tho cards, as above, are given to trusted
confederates, who place them In tho hands
of more or less honest property-holders,
with the Instruction thai If they want their
taxes reduced the card Is n sure "tip."
Tho moro or less honest property holder
then sends for "Blank, Blank," (hat ho
havo his "complicated tax matters ad
justed," Iho adjuster comes along nnd
proposes to have tho valuation ot the prop
erty reduced to one-half of tho valuation
for tho previous year. For services ho charges
0110 halt of tho tax reduction. In short, If
the taxes were $1,000 and were reduced to
$500, the adjuster would expect to get $350.
The reduction Is an easy matter.
One of thu conspirators, who Is n trusted
cmplojnot tho assessor's office, has nt nil
times ncccsslo tho blotters, or pnds, upon
which tho assessments) nro entered nnd ex
posed to the public for Inspection nnd cor
rection. Erasures nud corrections honestly
mndonio of frequent occurrence. Hence
Iho erasures of too conspirators would not
bo noticed, nnd In ten minutes ono so dis
posed might mako changes to defraud tho
city and county of hundreds of thousands
THE EMMONS WILL CASE.
It Is rinnlly Settled to tho Satisfac
tion of All Parties.
Tho Emmons will caso Is settled nt last,
What promised years of litigation nud
wordy warfnro has terminated In nu uud
For somo months past tho parties In tho
case of Emmons ngalust Gaructt havo been
negotiating for n speedy settlement ot tho
case. Tho litigation grew out of tho action
ot thu lato Wcltha A. Emmons In naming
Henry WIso Gaructt, tho lawyer who con
ducted her dcfctiso In tho Insanity proceed
ings, co-executor with her husband, who
had brought her beforo tho Jury.
Her husband proceeded at onco to tako
steps to havo tho will declared void ou tho
grounds that sho was not mentally capable
of making 11 will, nnd that as what sho pos
sessed came through her husband she had
no testamentary capacity. Considerable
difficulty was experienced In fkidlng the
heirs to Mrs. Emmons' property. After a
great deal of search. Enoch S. Shauc, her
brother, was found in tho British Marine.
All narlles airrecd tinon n distribution or
.the property Involved In the estate and to
dismiss mo ense.
Thcro Is nlso n written agreement, the
terms of which were not made public. This
being done, an order "by consent" was
drawn as follows and signed by Judgo
"It Is by consent ordered, adjudged nnd
decreed that Welthn A. Emmons named lu
this proceeding died Intestate; and further,
that tho receiver lu this cause bo and hereby
Is directed to pay over nil tho funds nud
property lu his possession to Lcndcn Kent,
counsel for Samuel F. Emmons, complain
ant, and ho bo discharged, upon making
such payment, from further duty lu tho
Tho receiver, Reginald Kendall, has
turned over tho effects as directed aud tho
came cetcbrc Is n thing of tho past.
Thoy Protest to Iho Co'lnmlsslonors,
This afternoon a delegation of officers
and stockholders of tho United Statu!
Electric Lighting Company called upou thu
Commissioners to protest against tho con
tract submitted to them for their signa
tures. It provides that tho Commissioners
have tho right to control all prlvato as well
ns public lighting, uud nlso gives them tho
rigni 10 iniy mo piam or uie company at
any time or transfer It to nny others. Tho
Commissioners promised to cousldcr thu
Tho Koldlors' Homo Grounds.
Tho sldowalk and roadway lending to tho
Soldiers' Homo will bo soon paved. Thero
has, within tho past few mouths, been many
complaints regarding Its condition. Gen
eral Wilcox, tho governor of tho Institu
tion, wrote tho Commissioners, nud to-day
they replied that the work would ho dono
as soon ns tho funds aro available.
Itobcrt Wilson and Elizabeth Colbert;
John Hick and Amelia S. Frederlch: Albert
Humphries nud Mury Varucr; Eugcno
Goodrich and Lydla E. Burnstou; Martha
II. Scldosser and Kato Apel;, II. G. Peyton
aud Sarah E. Howe.
Tho Cement Houho Silo
Tho location ot thu cement house, which
was to have been erected ou James Creek
Caual, near 11 street, has been changed to
reservation No. 301, which Is now occupied
as a propci ty yard for tho District,
At tho Hotels.
Martin V. Burues, Minneapolis, Is at
II. 8. Phlfcr. North Carolina. Is at tho
II. I). Benedict and J. II. Hollander, New
York', are at Worinley's.
Ex-Governor William E. Cameron of Vir
ginia Is registered at tho Ebbltt.
John II. Foley, Jr., New York city, aud
Managers. AY, Fort, Baltimore, are at tho
Senator Matthew S. Quay arrived hero
fiom Beaver, Pa last ovculug, and regis
tered at Chamberllu's.
C, A. Seward, New York, nnd John Q. A.
Heiilng, managers of the Adams Express
Company, nro nt Wlllard's.
John T. Miner, New York; Joseph II,
Robinson nud wife, Boston, and William
Marshall, Philadelphia, aro at tho Hotel
Chester Haleombe, New Yoik; E. W,
Amies, Troy, N, Y.t J. 11. 1.anitc, Boston;
Charles D. Porter, Nashville, Teuii., are at
thu lllggs House.
F. I.. Allen and nlfe, Atlanta, Hon. John
A. Buchanan, Abingdon, Va.; II. W,
Walker, Boston; R, W. Arnold, Va,, aro nt
Dr. John F. Robertson aud John P.
lllxey, Culpcper, Va.; II. Miller, Cincin
nati, uud G. W. Wilder, Richmond, nro lit
the Howard House.
J, G. llrlggs, ludlnuupolls; Ira S. F.illlu,
New York; A. V. Becker, Richmond: W.
Ilnrtwell, Cincinnati; Hal. 1). Smith, Chi
cago, mo nt the Natlou.il,
II, W. Raymond of Oermnntowii, P.i.,
tho private secretary to Secretary Tracy ut
tho Navy Department, arrived hero yester
day and registered at (ho A mo.
0, F. Hogemau, Ashovlllo, N. C; Frank
Hughes, llostnu; W. Judsoit Smith, Syra
cuse, N. Y.i John A. Blitz. Pittsburg; W.
A. llundell, Toledo, aro at Wlllard's.
Mrs, Dr. A, S. Ncwcomb, Now York city;
Pud A. llessuy aud wife, Brooklyn; T.
Wood, Richmond; Simeon F. Leonard and
J, C. Naughaii, Chicago, are nt tho Aillug
tou. Mr. and Mrs. II, E. Fowler, New Haven,
Conn,; J. M. Nevtns, Minneapolis; T, J.
Brognn, Memphis; W. J. Tucker, New
Yoik, nud Dr. J. B, Hesslon, Rochester,
moat the St, Jnmcs,
1). 0. Rush nnd wife, Chicago; Hon, W.
C Culbertsou. Glrard, Pa,, J Nnguly aud
wlfo, Toledo; Miss Ada L. Thompson,
Llttlo Bock, Ark., aud R. R, Dawes, Ma
' ftta, 0,, aro registered at the Ebbltt,
HIS WIFE TOLD SECRETS
WHAT CAUSED ANOTHER ARREST
INTHECRONIN MURDER CASE.
Aiiolher Ire Mini Apprrt.tienilod on
Suspicion by tho Chlnnco I'ollco on
Information (liven by Ills' Alter
Chicago, June 11, Another "Icoinau"
has been arrested by thu police on suspi
cion of knowing something of tho Cmnlit
murder. The man lives 011 the South Side,
nnd Is 1111 cx-cmployenf McGlimls, tho leu
denier, with whom ho enjoyed n good posi
tion, Ills wife, ns n result of a quarrel,
has reported very Important Information ti
Iho police, and detectives were scouring at I
Ihc divisions of tho city for thu man last
night. Tho arrest was ordered to bo car
ried out with thu greatest secrecy. Tha
police say that Ihc arrest of the "Ico man"
Is almost ns Impbttnut ns that ot Sullivan,
the other "Ice man" now under Indictment,
although they say they expect to mako
nothing more of the new suspect than a
At 11:50 Inst night a man was locked up
nt the East Chicago Avenuo Station whoso
namo wns said to bo King. Hots wanted
In the Cionlti case, but In what connection
could not bo ascertained. Chief llubhanl
dented that King Mas the name of thu Ico
man whose arrest wns ordered, He salil
the Ice man was an Irishman, but Ids tiama
had clipped Ids mind. By souiu It Is said
King Is Woodruff's famous companion, and
that his Identity Is well established.
A startling bit of Information which
proves conclusively that P. O. Sullivan, Iho
Lako View Iceman, was an active member
of tho murderous conspiracy leaked out
last night. It seems that .Sullivan not only
nlloweu Iho men who rented tho Cirlson
cottngo to use his namo ns their employer
but that ho vouched for them tu .Mrs. Carl
eoii and her husband.
According to the testimony ot tho Carl
sons, too, Sullivan held frequent com
munication with the occupants of tho cot
tage nnd was 011 tho friendliest terms with
tho men from the tlmo they moved In until
they disappeared. It Is claimed, also, the
police have positive proof that Sullivan
not only bought tho paint with which thu
blood stains on the parlor floor of thu cot
tage were obliterated, but that ho nsc-t
soine of Iho mixture to paint tho hall of hU
The flrst witness In the Cronln Inquest
this morning was John C. Oarrltty, a teani
6lcr, living at 131 Superior street.
The substance of his testimony was tint
nbout two years ago Dan Coughliii camo tu
him nnd asked him It ho thought bo could
get Major Sampson "to do up'"n fellow for
Coughliii said: "Take a ball hat and
break his nose or knock out Ids teeth. Dis
figure him fur life. Anything to 'do hint
Witness said to Coiighlln."stipposo wo
kill hluvt" Coughliii replied, "Well, It
wouldn't mako much difference If ho was.
Garrllty told Coughliii he better sco
Sampson himself nud Coughliii asked him
to tell Sampson to come and see him.
About two weeks after Sampson camo to
him laughing, and asked tt he know what
Coiighlfii wanted him to do.
lie said, "No." And Sampson said:
"Ho wanted incto 'do up' Dr. Cronln."
Witness said he told Sampson to tell Dr.
Cronln about It and to keep nway from tho
New Yoitx, Juno 11. Inspector Byrne-'
detectives to-day arrested John Maroncr,
uged US, Who claims to ha In tho dry gord
business, nnd Charles McDonnell, samo age,
who Is n blacksmith. Thoso men wero ar
rested ou Information sent to Inspector
Byrnes by Iho Chicago police and are siiii
poscd to bo Implicated In the Cronln
murder. Inspector Byrnes has been in
commr.nlcatlon with tho Chicago chief ot
police for more than thrco weeks with ro
gaid to tho men nnd has had them closely
FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL.
New Yoiik, June 11. Money loaned at
3(73pcrccnt. Exchange-steady: posted rate
4bS5i4!S9i; nctual rates 4S7jl97i for 00
days and 4S'J4M)1 for demand. Govern
ments steady; currency Cs, 118 bid; 4s
coupons, 1311 bid; 41s, coupons, 100 bid.
Notwithstanding that London prices this
morning wero Invariably lower than our
closing figures of last evening tho market
opened quiet but strong with the flrst prices
6howlug advances ranging from 1 to J per
This strength continued timing tho first
hour aud n half uud as the morning woru
on thcro was moro nctlvity. After lltM
somo selling caused nn unsettled feollutc
nnd prices were somewhat Irregular, but at
this writing values aro steady and goueralljr
fractlonally higher than those of yesterday.
Tho Mew York Stock Mnrkot.
Tho following aro tho prices of tho Now
York nnd Chicago markets as reported by
special wlro to C. T. Ilavenucr & Co.,
031 F street northwest:
0. 3:30 O. 3::a
Can. Pacific. CO r.O Northwest.. iToi U03
Can. South. S5J CCL-Omaha 115 IV. t
Cell. Pacific. 0 SO do. iifd.. IfJl !1
I). L. it: W.. 1441 140J d'. M. S. 8.. U.". '.a
Del. it Hud.l4l! 14S Reading.... 40) 471
Erie S8J 3S3 It. AW. Pt. 33 3.1J
Jersey Ccn.. 1035 UU do. pfd SI HI
L. it N 703 701 1st. Paul 733 731
L. S 11001 1001 Tex. Pac... S3) 3.3!
M.,K.itT 103 103 Union Pac. 035 KM
Mo. Pac 70 70 W. Union... NS, JM
N.Y.itN.E. 47J 48 Petroleum.. S3 8U
N. Y. Ceil... 100 lODi Am, Cots'd ,VsJ M
N. Pac IilS 301 Atch .t Top -ir,J . 4SJ
do. pfiL.l 071 07 Chi., 11 tt tj 1051 10.'.)
Tho Chicago Market.
'WiiMhliigtoti stock Kxchungo.
Miscellaneous bonds AY. & O. R. It.
Co., Ubj; Masonic- HallUss'n., 107; Wash.
Market Co., 110; Wash. Market Co., Imp.
liouds, Os, 131; Wash. Lt. Infantry, 103;
Wash. I.t. Infantry, 3d, OS: W. Gas Light
Co, lionds, 135J; W. Gas Light Co. bond,
National Bank Stocks Bank of Wash
ington, 330; Bank of Republic, ; Metro
politan, 340; Central, 310; Second, 107;
Farmeis and Mechanics', 1,0; Cltueiu',
130; Columbia, 140.
Railroad Stocks Washington and
Gtorgetown, 333; Metropolitan, 113: Co
umbla, 40; Cupltulaud North O Street, 13.
Insurance-Sto:l;s -Firemen's, 41; Frank
lin, 43; Metropolitan, 70; National Union,
30; Arlington, 170: Corcoran, 03: Colum
bia, Hi; German American, ISO; Potomac.
POJ; Rlggs, Nl.
Gas and Electric Light Stocks AY.tsh
Ington (las, 443; Georgetown Gas, 13; U.S.
Electric Light, ss.
Telephoiio stocks Chosapeako and Poto
mar.SiJ; American GraphopUonu Co., 30J,
Miscellaneous Stocks Washington Mar
ket Co., 10; Washington Brick MaChlne
Co., 303; Great Falls Ice Co., 100; Bull
Run Panorama Co., 33; Real Estatu Tltla
Insurance Co., l'; Columbia Title In
surance Co., OJ.
Lot nl Weather Tort'cutt.
Showers: followed Wednesday by fair,
sllgldy cooler, southvtestly winds.
Rising temperature and fair weather nuy
bo expected during Wednesday and Thurs
day tu thu Ohio, the middle aud lower
Tho thermometer at Schellcr it Stevens',
Ninth street and tho Avenuo. realstercd t
1 day 0 a. m,, 7tj 13 ui,, 83", 3 p. in., 80.
, 11 70 It Ti
. II 73 11 Hit
. (1 75 0 07,
. 0 73 IS 7K
0 80 0 1