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SPEAKER REED'S SPEECH.
"THIS LONG FULL THAT IS THE TKST
OP TRUE SAINTHOOD."
Ofr.ycnrRopuulicaiis Tho RovuIbIvo Wave
That Pollows a Victory Tho Present
Congress "VVI11 Carry Out tlio Will of
Boston, May 31. The Homo Market Club
had for its special guests this evening Hon.
Retinoid l'roctor,Sccrotary of "Var;IIou. Thomas
13. Reed, Speaker of the House of Representa
tives; Hon." Nelson Dlngley, Congressman from
Maine, ami Hon. Frederick T. Grccnbalge,
Congressman from Massachusetts, while among
the 250 gentlemen present were many who
were prominent in national and Stato affairs.
Among tho more notable were Senator Hoar,
Hon. Nathan Coff, Jr., of West Virginia; Con
gressman Stewart, of Vermont; ex-Governor
Cheney, of New Hampshire; Collector Beard,
Governor Brackctt, Hon. A. E. Pillsbury,
Hon. William E. Barrett, Mayor Hart, and
Hon. W. A. Russell.
As might bo expected, tho enthusiasm ran
high during the speech-making, and the recep
tion accorded to Speaker Reed was excep
tionally cordial. President Merrick's allusion
to Secretary Proctor's refusal to ofllcially recog
nize the death of Jefferson Davis met with
demonstrations of approval from tho assembly.
Hon. Timothy Merrick, president of the club,
presided at the table, and introduced Governor
Brackett. The latter assured the members of
the club of his warm approval of the doctrines
it sought to teach, and welcomed the guests of
the evening ou behalf of the Commonwealth.
Mayor Hart performed a similar service on
behalf of the city. Secretary Proetor was re
ceived with applause. His speech did not deal
with national affairs at all. Following him
came Speaker Reed, who was giveu an ovation
as he rose to speak.
Speaker Reed said: "Mr. President and gen
tlemen of the Home Market Club: If I had
been appointed one of a committee to as
sist in the revision of the Westminster Shorter
Catechism laughter there would be one
doctrine which would be sure to be maintained
in all its pristine purity and force, and that is
the doctrine of the perseverance of the saints.
TApplause. It is a doctrine of life, as well as
of religion. It is a doctrine as good for this
world as for tho next. It is very easy, as a rev
erend friend of mine once said, to be a camp
meeting saint. When the air is filled with en
thusiasm, when crowds are moved by the same
thought and feeling, it is very easy to become
part and parcel of the great multitude, but it is
the long pull that is the test of true sainthood.
"To be a Republican in a Presidential cam
paign is very easy, for whenever this country
is aroused it always puts itself upon the side of
progress. The test then, not of Republicanism,
but of Republicans, is in an off year. If you
do vour duty this year you are in condition to
go up higher. It is as aggravating as it is nat
ural, this revulsive wave after victory. Human
nature seems incapable of prolonged virtue.
It is hard to keep people always up
to the Republican programme. When
ever we have had a great national victory Ohio
is almost always llueiy to go uemocrauc, anu
Massachusetts is pretty likely to be said to be
in danger. I have said this is natural as well as
aggravating. Itis aggravating because the right
eous man is always longing for a portion of his
rest hero on earth laughter; but he can never
get it. I can assure you of that from a per
sonal experience. Grcatlaughter. It is natural
because there will always be grave disappoint
ments when you come to compare hopes with
fulfillment during a campaign. To build a
thoroughfare to happier lands is easy, because
it is a mere matter of language, but when it
comes to legislation, then there is difficulty, be
cause thero'comes up tho question of cost and
of engineering, i'ou ore obliged to submit to
many exigencies which you never thought
of, and hence there comes disappointment. I
need not say to an audience as intelligent
as this that whenever anything is done in this
country it has to be done by tho Republican
party. If a tariff bill has to be passed we pass
it; if a currency question has to bo settled we
"It Is perfectly amusing to notice how tre
mendous is that wisdom that does not have to
solve tho problem. It is very rare to have the
wisdom of a Solomon, but the wisdom of a
Mugwump newspaper is as plentiful as salt
water in mid-Atlantic, and very much resem
bles it. It is broad and expansive, but it is
death to drink of It. Did it ever occur to you
that tho road in front of the chariot of progress
is never macadamized ? It is only the fellows
lagging behind that are on the beaten track,
ami It is thoso men who mako tho outcries;
other men aro too busy trying to find a passage
in front, and hence revulsion Is perfectly natu
ral, hence come all the criticisms from thoso
that hayo been discharged by tho people at tho
polls, and there rises all tho nolso o tho Hock
ing birds that darkeu tho air. Now, ray
friends, you don't want to mistake all this
nolso for a change of public sentiment.
You do not want to mistake this criticism which
comes from people that are behind for objec
tions from people who stand at tho front and
aro looking forward to the future. Our past
history has some lessons for us. . Fifty years of
civilization count for something, and when tho
Fifty-first Congress adjourns I uellevo you will
see that never in tho history of the country was
so thoroughly carried out as will be by it tho
recorded wlllof tho people of the United States,
and if you wish to saako sure of that let
your voices give no uncertain sound. Let
the men who have further to do with these
matters understand that Massachusetts and
New England have taken u position where his
tory will bo proud to placo them. Remember
that thoso who do aro thoso who must submit
to criticism and stand up to your part of it
like men. That you should have some
disappointments is simply to say that a Gov
ernment by human beings is being
carried on by human belugs. You
should also remember that proud
as Is tho Commonwealth of Massachusetts,
noblo as is tho standlug of Now England, tho
Republican party is not a party of Massachu
setts or a party of Now England exclusively.
It is a party of tho wholo country, and when
ever it acts it is its duty to act for tho greatest
good of all.
"And whut more can tho best party on earth
do than that?
"Wo just passed through tho House of Rep
resentatives a tariff bill, and passed it with on
unanimity of actlou on tho pnrt of tho Repub
licans without parallel in the history
of the country. The Committee on
Ways and Means truly represented every
great Interest in this country. If you will look
at tho list of names you will see they stretch
from ono end of the country to the other, leav
ing out no great Interest which the Republican
party desired to preserve, and therefore no
great interest of tho country at large.
"Doubtless hero in Massachusetts and else
where in New England, there is an idea preval
ent that under other circumstances you might
carry on 6omo of your own industries to greater
advantage if you had what was called free raw
material. You might bo able to go on with
your affairs with less complications and less
"That may bo so, but the simplest course In
this world is not always the safest. Remember
that tho principle upon which protection is
founded is not tho fostering of a few pet indus
tries, but tho preserving of the American market
to the American people. If you demand it you
must grant it. If you believe in it yourselves
you cannot stand up and disbelieve in it for
others. What you need is not only the business
of to-day, but tho business of to-morrow.
What you need is not a boom, but a
steady, regular business. How can you
get this if you shut out from the
American market your own fellow-citizens
If you want stability you must give, and
you will do it. Remember there is no time of
greater danger than after a victory. Tho enemy
then have nothing to lose, and they are on tho
alert. Thoy have everything to gain; and If
you will only remember the correlative, that
after a victory you have everything to
lose, then you will gird on your armor and push
on to battle, and show In politics the soundness
of that doctrine of religion with which I began
the doctrine of the perseverance of saints."
Congressman Dingley followed. Speeches
were also made by Mr. Greenhalge and others.
CLARKSON GOING "WEST.
Ho Will Resign Olllce After a Tour of
First Assistant Postmaster Clarkson will leave
Washington this morning for an extended offi
cial tour of tho far West. At Des Moines he
will be joined by his family, and in a private
car which has been placed at his service he will
at once proceed through the States of Wash
ington, Oregon, and California. The prime ob
ject of this tour is to obtain a thorough
knowledge of the postal needs of the Pacific
Slope. Mr. Clarkson Is of opinion that the
far West is entitled to better facilities, and he
believes that a Western man who is acquainted
with the peculiarities and rapidity of Western
development is best able to judge of its postal
needs. He will make a close inspection of the
service at all important centres, and on his re
turn, about a month or six weeks hence, will
make such recommendations as the situation
demands. On Mr. Clarkson's return to Wash
ington ho will tender to the President his resig
nation, to take effect immediately. His succes
sor has not yet been determined upon.
THE TARIFF BILL
Likely to he Reported Hack to the Senate
Within a Week.
The Republican members of the Senate
Finance Committee held a long meeting yester
day, buckled down to work on the Tariff bill,
and refused to see anybody, other than a few of
the Democratic members who dropped In oc
casionally. Good progress was made with the
bill. Schedules A and B, embracing chemicals,
earths, earthenwares, potter's, and glass ware
were disposed of, and several pages of
schedule C metals and manufactures of
iron and steel were passed upon. The
changes that were made from the text
of tho House bill are said to have been com
paratively slight and unimportant. It is said
that the duty ou lead ore as fixed in the House
bill will not bo changed materially, if at all.
The rate of progress made yesterday encour
aged one of the members to express the opinion
that tho committee will be able to report the
bill to the Senate within a week. It is said
that very Httlo friction was developed in tho
consideration of the items passed upon.
TITLE TO PENSIONS.
Another Notable Decision by Assistant
A widow's pension claim having been pre
viously rejected by the Pension Office upon tho
ground that at the time of tho soldier's death he
was undergoing a sentence imposed by a court
martial, and therefore was not In tho lino of
duty, Assistant Secretary of tho IntoriortBusscy
has allowed the claim, and accompanied his de
cision with this statement: "I hold that only
limitations, exceptions, and conditions that aro
plainly set forth in tho statutes under which a
title to pension is granted, or in some act
specifically referring to thoso statutes in indis
putable terms, cau bo set up as n bar to
pension, and It has been Invariably held by tho
Department that tho sentence of a court-martial
cau neither take away nor bar a title to pension,
Inasmuch as such a court possessed no juris
diction over tho subject, nor Is it competent for
either tho Commissioner of Pensions or tho
Secretary of tho Interior to hold any alleged
misconduct of a 6oldIer In tho servlco as a bar
to peuslon, unless such misconduct bo ex
plicitly declared to be a bar by tho statutes.
There Is no unwritten law applicable to pen
sions, nor any traditional sentiment by which
their merits are to bo determined. There Is no
statutory limitation that bars title In this case."
BARGE OFFICE EVILS.
Lunatics and Other Undesirable Immi
grants Allowed to Knter.
Acting upon information that a largo num
ber of undesirable immigrants, principally
lunatics, have recently been allowed to enter
this country through the port of New York
City, Secretary TIchenor to-day seutlnstructions
to Superintendent Weber which aro calculated
to prevent, to some oxteut, a continuauco of
tho evil. Tho Department Is not altogether
satisfied with tho present management of tho
Bargo Office, and tho superintendent Is strictly
enjoined to make a thorough examination in
each case, and is authorized, if found
necessary, to employ additional medical
examiners. Ho has also been specially in
structed with regard to tho necessity of extra
vigilance In preventing tho lauding of paupers
and all persons likely to become public charges,
and in order to remove all cause of complaint
as to tho treatment and conduct of Immigrants
detained at tho Bargo Olllce over night ho has
been instructed not to receive nuy cases at tho
Bargo Ofllco which cannot bo disposed of before
nightfall. Work will bo pushed upon the new
landing depot ou Ellis Island so as to have it
ready For use at tho oarllest possible day.
BOWING TO THE INEVITABLE
THE KAISER DISPOSED TO TREAT SO
CIALISTS LIKE HUMAN BEINGS.
Ho Favors Allowing I lie Despotic Repres
sive tmvs to Lapse Bismarck's Adhe
rents Still Favor the Old System or Re
Copyright by Now York Associated 1'ress.l
Bniu.iN, May 31. Dr. Lucanus, chief of the
Civil Cabinet, to-day presented a report based
on Police Director Krugcr's information regard
ing tho relations of tho Socialists with tho An
archists in Switzerland, France, and other coun
tries. The report must have been ordered by the
Emperor long before there was any suspicion of
a Nihilist plot in Paris, and in view of the
expiration of tho anti-Socialistic law.
The minor Stato of Seigen ends in
Leipsic ou Juno 28, and if tho government
does not renow it the fact will signalize tho
determination of the authorities to cease
special socialist enactments throughout Ger
many. According to the Socialist Yolksblatt
tho Saxon government has asked the Buudes
rath to prolong the law. This demand
of Saxony is tantamount to a protest against
a cessation of tho law, and has aroused
the Emperor, who desires to place before the
Bundcsrath data in support of a non-renewal
of the measure. The official tendency here
now is in accord with the Emperor's desire to
give tho Socialists "freer breath." Thus the
police reports entirely free every section from
connection with foreign Anarchists, and dispel
the suspicion that the recent strikes were in
cited from abroad.
The Bundesratb's assent to permit the So
cialist law to expire Is doubtful. The Ham
burger Nachrlchtcn predicts an Inevitable In
surrection when the restraints on the proleta
riat aro removed. It adds: "When the guns
have spoken, God knows what will happen.
Perchance tho bloodshed following tho revolt
will have a salutary influence upon the social
organism, but it is certain that the renewal of
repressive measures will be pitiless. Otherwise
troubles will again arise and the gangrene of
socialism may rot oven the army." The Nach
richtcn doubtless reflects Bismarck's opinion,
which continues to inlluence the members of
Literary Society Cliartered to Occupy tho
Jell' Davis jMansion.
Richmond, Va., May 31. Tho Circuit Court
to-day granted a charter to the Confederate Me
morial Literary Society. The purposes for
which it is framed are to establish in tho Capital
of the late Confederate States of America a
Confederate Memorial Literary Society to col
lect and receive by gift, purchase, or otherwise
all books and other literary productions per
taining to the late war between the States and
of those engaged therein, all works of art or
science, all battle fiags, relics, and other em
blems of that struggle, and to preserve and keep
the same for tho use of tho society and the pub
The society is authorized to receive from the
city of Richmond and hold, occupj, and enjoy
buildings and grounds at the corner of Clay and
Twelfth streets, used and occupied by Jeffer
son Davis, late President of the Confederate
States of America, during the late war.
The officers are Mrs. Joseph Bryan, President;
Vice Presidents, Mrs. Lewis N. Webb, Mrs.
John Purcell, Mrs. Jumes Thomas, Mrs. AV.
W. Henry, Mrs. James R. Branch, Mrs. James
B. Pace, Mrs. P. W. McKInney, Mrs. Max
well T. Clarke, Miss Mary G. Crenshaw, Mrs.
Ann R. Grant, Mrs. Charles G. Barney, Mrs.
Lizzie Cary, and Mrs. Raleigh Colston.
. .-. .
In tho Course of Transatlantic. Passenger
Piiii.adku'hia, May 31. The British steamer
Prussiau, from Glasgow, reports, May 23, lat.
10.03 N., long. 40.45 W., passed between two
Icebergs, the distance between them being
about fifteeu miles, the northerly one being
one mile long and 150 feet high, the southerly
one being about a quarter of a mile long and
200 feet high. May 25, lat. 42.17, long 49.53,
passed through a small quantity of Ice and saw
a largo berg about eight miles to tho southwest.
Capt.Mumford, of the schooner S. W.Hall,
reports that on tho 27th instant, hit. 30 N., long.
73.58 W., passed a raft built on tho frames of a
vessel's house. It was built partly of rough
boards, and partly of the boards of a house.
Capt. Gunderson, of tho German bark Otto,
reports, lat. 45 N., long. 40.45 W., passed an
immense Iceberg; May 111, between hit. 40.40 N.,
long. 40.30 W., and lat. 40 N., long. 40.55 W
passed threo icebergs, and 21st, lat. 45.25 N.,
long. 47.42 W., passed ono iceberg.
Decoration Day at MounL Vernon
Tho tomb of Washington at Mount Vernon
was uot forgotten on Friday. It was tastefully
decorated by the superintendent. Tho arrange
ments were made by Mrs. Ella Washington,
Vice Regent of West Virginia, who, however,
was called home very suddenly on Thursday
aud could not see tho beautiful effects. "The
Star-Spangled Banner" was wound around tho
monuments after forming a canopy over the
tomb. Tho iloor of tho latter was cov
ered with a thick carpet of rose
leaves of every color. Mrs. Harrison sent as
tho contribution of tho President and herself
an American ilag made of Jacq. roses for tho
red stripes, white splrea for tho white, and a
field of blue Immortelles, with forty-two stars
made of white clove pinks. The 6taff was of
yellow Immortelles, tho whole surrounded by
ivy leaves. Mauy people spent tho entire day
at Mount Vernon, the children playing on tho
Three Men Crushed to Death.
De.nveii, Col., May 31. At Curry O'Brien's
rock quarry, near Ca6tlo Rock, yesterday after
noon, a cave-in crushed and caused tho Instant
death of B. Qulst, Johu Anderson, and E. L.
Endeuberg. Eight other laborers escaped mi
raculously. American Fishermen, Beware!
HAurAX, N. S., May 31. Tho fisheries pro
tectlou cruiser Vigilant, Capt. Knowltou, sailed
this afternoon to the eastward to look after
THEY HAD A GREAT TIME.
Returning Kxcursionists Loud in Praise of
Their Treatment at Lincoln.
The Washington business men who went to
Lincoln, Neb., on tho recent excursion organ
ized and conducted by Mr. J. A. Finch returned
homo the latter part of tho week full of tho
plcasantest recollections of their Western ex
periences. Thoy had a first-rate time from start
to finish, and nro unstinted in their praise of
Mr. Finch and of Western hospitality.
In Lincoln the excursionists were tho guests
of the city and nothing was left undone by the
citizens of that thriving Nebraska town that
could add to their pleasure. They were enter
tained at a number of banquets, at ono of
which the black ba6S which Mr. George
W. Driver took with him, frozen in a cake of
ice, was served up. This incident provoked a
flood of fish stoiics of the most marvelous
type, and before tho last cigar was 6mokcd the
affair resolved itself into a grand pre
varication match, in which the fish
ermen of the boundless West were pitted
against those of tho effete but ingenious East.
The match was declared a draw toward day
light. Mr. J. W. Boteler said of tho Lincoln
trip yesterday: "We had a fine time. Lincoln
treated us like princes." Mr. II. Clay Stewart,
Jr., never enjoyed himself more thoroughly.
Mr. Walter Howett could hardly find words to
express his delight with what ho saw and tho
way he was treated. Mr. Charles A. Hamilton,
the newspaper correspondent, enjoyed tho ex
"Lincoln doesn't want it said that sho is
having a boom," ho remarked. "But sho Is
having a wonderfully rapid growth that might
be called a boom if it weren't so substantial."
Mr. Hamilton extended his trip as far as
Wichita, Kan. Other gentlemen who were
greatly pleased with the trip to Lincoln arc
Messrs. James M. Green, J. B. Bryan, James F.
Lewis, W. Z. Partello, George W. Driver, and
N. A. Shea.
WHOLE FAMILY POISONED.
The Father Dead and Wife and Children
Likely to Die.
Chicago, May 31. Frank C. Kuhn, head of
the family supposed to have been poisoned by
the eating of a baker's pie, died this morning.
Tho immediate cause of death was inflammation
of the bowels, caused by arsenical poisoning.
Threo days ago Mrs. Kuhn sent to a bakery for
two pies for supper. Immediately after "par
taking of these the whole family, including
children and servants, were taken deathly sick.
Tho hired man died soon afterward. Mr. Kuhn
is tho second victim.
Frank C Kuhn was one of the prominent
business men of the fifteenth ward. He camo
to Chicago some thirty-three years ago fiom
New Orleans, where he had lived since his ar
rival in this country from Germany two years
previous. His property is estimated as being
worth about $200,000. He leaves a wife and five
children, who are likely to follow him to tho
grave, for they too are still daugerously ill. It
is an open question whether or not tho poison
was in the pies, as a number of other persons
ate of the same batch without serious results.
HAD HIS LEG CRUSHED.
Mr. W. . Stevens, of Now York, Badly In
jured AVliile Horseback Riding'.
Mr. AV. B. Stevens, director of agencies of
the American Accident Indemnity Association,
of New York, who has been in Washington for
the past two or three weeks looking after tho
interest of his association, met with quite a
6erious accident last evening while out horse
back riding in company with tho metropolitan
manager, Mr. Charles R. Temple. While can
tering through Q street his horso slipped on tho
smooth pavement, falling heavily backward,
and pinning Mr. Stevens underneath him in
such a manner as to break his leg below tho
knee. Prompt assistance was at hand, and Mr.
Stevens was conveyed to tho house of Mr.
Theo. E. Clifton, 1507 Q street, whero
Dr. F. X. Dooley was immediately summoned,
and after a critical examination found tho in
jury to bo as serious as first anticipated. Mr.
Stevens is an expert horseman and would havo
been even more severely injured if ho had not
preserved his presence of mind. Ho has many
friends in Washington, who will regret to hear
of his misfortune.
Columbia Athletics to Act.
Tho Columbia Athletics are making great
preparations for a performance of "Paradise
Flats," by Hub T Smith, at tho National The
atre, on the evening of Juno 13. Tho introduc
tion of a now act in tho play, giving scones
on Aualostan Island, with some of tho do
ings of prominent athletes will bo a feature.
Professor Crossloy, their instructor of athletics,
will give an incidental athletic exhibition, as
sisted by tho leading members, while tho fa
mous Columbia Athletic Gleo Club will sing
some of their best songs. It gives promiso of
being a rich social treat, and tho sale of tickets
will ho very large.
The New Baptist University.
Chicago, May 31. Tho board of trustees for
tho now Baptist University has been appointed.
Tho work was done In secret session by tho
American Baptist Education Society, which
was in session hero this week, and tho names,
twenty-ono in all, havo been forwarded to Mr.
John D. Rockefeller for his approval. Mr.
Rockefeller gavo more than one-half of tho total
amount subscribed for the institution, and it
was thought to ho no more than right that ho
should bo allowed to pass upon tho morits of
the men who aro to administer the great trust.
Tho men who havo been selected aro well
known in tho business and educational world.
After tho organization of tho management of
tho institution is complete work upon tho
grounds and buildings will bo immediately
A Free Trip to Europe,
Tho most novel and generous undertaking
ever eutered on by u Washington paper is Tub
Sunday IIkkald's proposed freo vacatiou ex
cursion to Europo for tho most popular teachor
in tho Washington schools. No more delightful
or beneficial way for a teacher, exhausted by
tho worry aud hard work of the school year, to
recuperate and recreate than by an ocean voy
age aud tho sights of the Old World can well bo'
imagined; aud all friends of school teachers
should vote for thorn in the contest. Cut your
ballots out of Tun Sunday Huiiald and send
them in with tho name of your favorite teacher
STRUGGLE WITH FOOTPADS.
A GIRL'S 3IID-DAY EXPERIENCE IN
THE HEART OF THE CITY.
Assailed by Two Ilurly Negro Highwny
inon, Site Fights Hard for Her Purse
Until Threatened with tho Knife Un
heeded Cries for Help.
A young white girl and two powerful darkles
engaged in a hand-to-hand struggle was the
site witnessed by several men and women at 1
o'clock yesterday on Massachusetts avenue,
between Thirteenth and Fourteenth streets.
Strange to say, none of the men who witnessed
tho struggle offered any assistance to tho girl,
who fought her assailants until they threatened
to cut her before she ran away. Tho negroes
were highwaymen, and had followed the young
lady from the corner of Thirteenth and I
Tho youug lady was Miss Jessie Goode, and
sho lives with her mother at 713 Eleventh
street. Her statement of the affair is as fol
lows: Sho passed tho men at Thirteenth and I
streets, they being near the entrance to Frank
lin Square. They eyed her so suspiciously as
to attract her attention. She passed ou up
Thirteenth street, and when sho reached K
street noticed that tho men wero following.
Sho quickened her pace and they did the
same. When Massachusetts avenue was
reached they wero only a few paces behind her.
When opposite the Convent of tho Holy Cross
one of tho men ran up and grabbed the haud
in which sho was holding her pocketbook. The
other negro man seized the other arm.
"I struggled and cried out, but no one camo
to help me," said Miss Goode last night. "1
was roughly handled, but my stout resistauco
angered the negroes, for one of them thrust his
dirty hand across my mouth, and exclaimed:
'D n it, lets cut her,' making a movement at
tho same time as if to draw a knife. Theu I
weakened, released my hold on my purse, and
ran into the parking In front of the convent,
while the darkles made off through the alley
way." Miss Goode says she is sure she will be able
to recognize the men the first time sho sees
them. The pocket-book contained 3 and
La6t night Ofllcers Ellis and Williams, of the
First Precinct, arrested Andrew Taylor as one
of tho highwaymen, but on taking him before
Miss Goode she failed to recognize him. A
good description of the thieves is in the hands
of the police, and they are confident they will"
capture them yst.
Races at Jtorrls Park.
Moiucis Pakk Rack Tkack, May 31. The
weather to-day was delightful and there was a
good crowd present. First race Mile and a
r.i T? T,-f T-l .
race Five furlongs. Sallte McClcnna won,
Latosca second. Time, 0:59. Fourth race Six
furlongs. Fides won, Geraldlnc second. Time,
1:10L Fifth race Six furlongs. Blithe won,
Monterey second Time, 1:13. Sixth race
For three-year-olds and upward; sweepstakes; s
ono mile and a furlong. Admiral won, Clay
Stockton second. Time, 1:55.
Race for tho Whitsuntide Plate.
London, May 31. The race for the Whitsun
tide plate of 3,700 sovereigns for two-year-olds,
live furlongs, was run to-day at Manchester.
It was won by E. Blanc's colt Reverond by a
neck. There was three-quarters of a neck
between second and third.
Races at Latonia.
Cincinnati, Ohio, May 31. A dark sky.
lowered on Latonia this afternoon, but no rain
fell and the track was in excellent condition.
Three favorites won in the five races, but con
siderable money was lost on Longshore in tho
third, and Georgetown was somewhat of a sur
prise in tliolast race. First race 11-10 miles.
Hopeful won by a length, Sliver King second.
Time, 1:51. Second race Four furlongs.
Anne Elizabeth won by a head, Miss Hawkins
second, Sister Linda third. Time, 0:50!. Third
race One mflo and seventy yards." Cecil B"
won easily, Longshore second, Ed.' Hopper
third. Time, 1:473. Fourth race Ono mile.
Daisy F. won, Julia Magco second, Camilla
third. Time, 1:43. Fifth race Five furlongs.
Georgetown won by a neck, Gascon second,
Allan Bano third. Time, 1:023.
Good Trotting nt Belmont.
Philadkm'Hia, Pa., May 31. This was tho
fourth and last day of the spring mectiug of
tho Belmont Driving Club. Tho attendance to
day was good, and the meeting has been the
most successful hero for years. Tho feature of
this afternoon's sport was a trial against time
by William Disston's double team, Bcucousflcld
and Plow Boy. Tho mllo was trotted without a
skip in 2:24. Class 2:20, trotting, purso $500,
St. Elmo won. Best time, 2:21. Class 2:17,
pacing, purso $500, Allen Maid won. Best
Panama Canal Troubles,
Paius, May 31. The Panama Canal Commis
sion reports that tho Bay of Limon does not
afford an adequate anchorage or shelter, and it
will bo necessary to establish a harbor of refuge
or waiting statiou at tho mouth of the canal.
For tho present tho work must bo limited to a
simple side dock south of tho small natural
harbor of Folks River. Tho Bay of Panama
affords a safe shelter, hut a sldo dock aud a
loading stage with an area of sixteen hectares
must bo provided at tho mouth of tho Rio
Grande. The report recommends that, in
order to reduce expenses, no improvements he
made that aro not urgently needed.
Reservoir Burstcil No Lives Lost,
Salt Laku, Utah, May 31. Tho reservoir
at Gunnison, Utah, which broke on the 2Sth
with a head of twenty feet of water, caused no
loss of lire. Some fences wero swept away, hut
For tho District of Columbia, Maryland,
and Virginia, fair weather; stationary tempera
ture, varmblo wiuds.
Thermometer readings yesterday: 8 A.M., CO;
81 M.,70; mean temperature, US; maximum, 77;
minimum, 5U; menu relative humidity, 70.
Summary lor May: Meun temperature, 04,
average precipitation, 3,18 inches; ulithoat tem
perature, l0, occurred in 't-HM lowest tempera
ture, 31, occurred in 16.
lunoug. r.uu won, rnuce ivoyai sec o nil.
Time, 1:55. Second race Five furlongs. Vio-
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