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THE SUNDAY HERALD. SUNDAY, JULY 13, 1S90.
OFFICER DEAN ACQUITTED.
J ml ec Sillier Puts Asldo ns "Worthless
Most of the Krlilcnco Against II I m.
The trlnl of Officer Kiohard Dean, of the
police force, 'which occupied the attention of
Judge Miller during almost tho wholo of last
week, was finished yesterday. The testimony
for the prosecution was very conflicting, the
witnesses contradicting one another on the
mo6t important points at issue. The case was
one brought about by agitation among the col
ored people over an alleged brutal assault by
Officer Dean on a prisoner named Samuel Hut
chinson, whom he arrested for disorderly con
duct. Hutchinson resisted arrest, broke away
from the officer, and ran. When recaptured he
attempted to assault the officer.
The leading testimony was nlven bv Bishop
Johnson, the Rev. Dr. Gaines, Treacher Loaues,
and a number of other colored residents of tho
neighborhood where the affair occurred. Many
of these witnesses did not seem to understand
that they were under oath, for each had a dif
ferent and brutal story of the affray, and each
located the various occurrences at different
points. In tho midst of all this array of testi
mony the prosecuting witness, Sam Hutchinson,
told the only straieht story, contradicting every
one of his witnesses In material points, adhering
to the fact that he was struck only once. This
was the state of affairs when the trial was called
yesterday, but more perplexity was caused by
the appearance of two associates of Hutchinson,
who were with him when the fight took place'
Thev mixed affairs up worse tuan. ever. The
court-room was crowded, and prominent In tho
throng were the agitators who worked up the
After the testimony was all in Assistant At
torney Mullowney 6poke for tho Government
and went over the case, holding that Officer
Dean did not display ordinary discretion, had
exceeded his discretion, and should be fined for
the assault. Lawyer Moss, the colored mau
who defended Officer Dean, made a forcible
speech and handled the witnesses for the prosecu
tion without gloves, his reference to Archbishop
Johnson, Bishop Gaines, liev. Mr. Loane, and
the others causing considerable amusement to
the spectators. He made the best showing
since his appearance as a lawyer, and at the
close was congratulated by his associates.
In summing up Judge Miller went over the
wholo case, and took up the evidence link by
link, showine how important he regarded the
case. He said that malice had to be shown.
.None had been shown, and in his judgment the
officer did not exceed his authority. Throwing
out the whole testimony for the defense, and
taking up that of the prosecution, he was
totally unable to find one particle that would
justify a conviction. It fact, the only testi
mony that would stand was that of the prin
cipal, Sam Hutchinson. The other was too far
stretched to be given a thought in n court of
justice. He therefore deemed it just to acquit
Oflicer Dean of the charge.
Officer Dean, who is regarded as one of the
best officers on the force, was the recipient of
many congratulations at the finish of the trial.
PRESENTED A FIRM FRONT.
ws From Wall Street About Stocks,
Bonds, unci Money.
New Yokk, July 12. The stock market to
day was extremely dull, though it presented a
firm front throughout. The dealings in all ex
cept a few specialties and sugar refineries, how
ever, were without feature of any kind, while
the fluctuations were confined to the limits of
about 3 per cent. Sugar refineries continued
to respond to the proposed scheme to reorgan
ize the trust with the belief that the insiders
will support the stock. The buying, however,
is largely for the short account, and its
elimination seems only a matter of short time.
I he bank statement, which was awaited with
so much interest, showed a handsome train in
surplus reserve, which leaves it aboutTwhere
it was two weeks aro, but the result had been
so thoroughly discounted that it had no effect
to either raise or depress prices. The close
was very dull and firm at slightly better figures
than those of the opening. Money on call has
been easy with no loans, and closing offered at
3J. Prime mercantile paper is in good supply
with a somewhat better demand, but rates re
main unchanged at 5 and "per cent. Sterling
exchange is dull and firm with actual business
at 434? for GO day-bills and 4S9 for demand.
Posted rates, 4851(5,489. Government
bonds, State bonds, and railroad bonds have
been dull and steady.
STRUCK BY A CABLE CAR.
Albert Snowdon and IHm Horses and
Wagon Scattered About Seventh Street.
Cable car No. 10, John Green, gripman, col
lided with a stone wagon, driven by Albert
Snowdeu, yesterday afternoon, at the corner of
Seventh and N streets. The result was disas
trous to the stone wagon. It appears that
Snowden was driving through N street, and
without payinj: any attention to the signals
from the gripman, attempted to pass across
Seventh street ahead of tho cars. The col
lision was of great force, and threw the wagon
completely to one side of tho street and over
turned It, knocking the horses down and in
luring them badly. Snowden was also badly
injured, and it Is feared that his injuries will
result seriously. He was removed to Cassln's
drug store, where his wounds were dressed.
He was later carried to his home at Mount
Pleasant. The cable car was injured slightly,
while a number of passengers were shaken
up and thrown from their seats by the shock.
A Brave Act.
On Friday evenlug about 7 o'clock, while
Gen. McKeever and his wife were out for a
drive, and while near Iowa Circle, the horses
became unmanageable. The General, who was
driving, lost control, and the team dashed up
Thirteenth street at a terrific speed. At this
time a young man, Mr. llermau M. Schreincr,
was passing, saw the danger, rushed to tho
btreet, and seized the running horses, and,
after being dragged some distance, brought
them to a standstill. The prompt and courage
ous action of Mr. Schrelner probably saved the
occupants of the carriage from 6erIous injury.
The Rilles Second Excursion.
The secoud excursion of the National Itifles
to Marshall Hall will go down on the 6teamer
Macalester on Wednesday evening, July 10, the
boat leaving the wharf at 6:30 sharp. It is
hardly necessary to say that these excursions of
the Rifles are among the most enjoyable given
in "Washington or to assure all who wish to
spend an eveuini: down the river that they will
find no more pleasant parties than those the
Kifles always take with them. The boat will be
back at her wharf at 11 o'clock without fall.
Tickets can bo had of members or on the boat.
The Senate, in executive session, yesterday
afternoon confirmed the following nominations:
Col. Alex. McD. McCook, Sixth Infantry, to be
brigadier general; B. Bowser, of Connecticut,
to be United States Consul at Sierra Leone; As
sistant Surgeon George II. Magruder, of New
York, to be passed assistant surgeon in the Ma
rine Hospital Service; Dr. Elihu" It. Houghton,
of New York, to be assistant 6urgcon in the
Marine Hospital Service, and a number of post
masters at places distant from Washington.
AMERICAN MONETARY UNION.
Itecomnieiidntlous of" tlio I'aii-Anierlcau
Tho President yesterday sent to Congress
with the following indorsement, "1 recom
mend the suggestions and hope that they will
meet with tho prompt approval of Congress,"
a letter from Secretary Blaine on tho subject
of an international American monetary union.
In his letter the Secretary says:
To the President:
Tho International American Conference, re
cently in session at this Capital, adopted the
"Tho International American Conference is of
opinion that great advantages would accrue to
tho commerce between thcnatiotis of this con
tinent by the use of a coin, or coins, that would
be current at the samo value in all the countries
represented in this conference, and, therefore,
"1. That an international American monetary
union bo established.
"2. That as a basis for this union an inter
national coin, or coins, be issued, which shall
be uniform In weight and fineness, and which
may bo used In all the countries represented in
"3. That to give full effect to this recommen
dation there shall meet in Washington a com
mission composed of one delegate or more from
eacli nation represented In the conference,
which shall consider the quantity, tho kind of
currency, the uses it shall hare, and the value
and proportion of the international silver coin,
or coinb, pud their relations to gold.
", That the Government of the United
States shall Invite the commission to meet in
Washington withlu a year, to be counted from
the date of the beginning of this conference."
It was hoped and expected by tho conference
that the recommendation should bo transmitted
to Congress with a recommendation that tho
several nations interested be invited to send
delegates to a meetinc of the International
American Monetary Union at Washington on the
first Wednesday of January next: that authority
be granted for the appointment of three dele
cates on tho part of tho United States, and that
an appropriation be made to meet the necessary
THE SILVER BILL. PASSED.
The Conference Report Adopted In House
After an interesting debate of four hours tho
House, by a vote of 122 yeas against 90 nays a
strict party vote adopted the report of the
conference committee on the silver question,
thus finally passing tho Silver bill as agreed
upon by tho conferees, and ending that" con
test in Congress for the present. Without
transacting any further business the House ad
journed until to-morrow.
The bill had been enrolled in advance by
the energetic enrolling clerks of the House,
and is, therefore, ready to receive the signa
tures of the' presiding officers of the two
nouses and will be sent to tho President of
the United States to-morrow.
In connection with this bill. RonrojimtoHi-o
Coucer, or Iowa, who had charge of it, stated
to the House that the bill was (as all conference
bills must be) in the nature of a compromise.
It was not just such a bill as bethought Congress
ought to pass. It was not just such abill.perhaps,
as any member would desire. The work of
Congress had been moving the country rapidly
toward the establishment of a parity between
silver and gold. When Congress met silver was
93 cents an ounce. Yesterday it sold for 107i
cents. Since it bad been announced that the
conference had agreed upon a bill silver had
gone up more than 3 cents an ounce,
The Subsidy Bills Passed.
After debate, which continued through parts
of several days, the Senate yesterday passed, by
votes of 29 against IS, and 2S against 10, re
spectively, the Tonnaee Shipping bill and the
Postal Subsidy bill. With the exception of Mr.
Payne, Democrat, who voted for the bills, and
Messrs. Edmunds and Plumb, Republicans,
who voted against the bills, the two political
parties were arrayed against each other on these
two measures, which, by their high-sounding
titles, were claimed to be intended to "place
American merchant marine engaged in foreign
trade upon an equality with that of other na
tions," and "to provide for ocean mail service
between the United States and foreign ports,
and to promote commerce."
Liitc Army Orders.
The leave of absence on surgeon's certificate
of disability granted Capt. Louis M. Maus. as
sistant surgeon, January 0, 1890, Is extended
Commander N. Mays Dyer has been ordered
as inspector of ordnance at League Island
yard; Professor W. W. Hendrickson, to con
tinue on duty at the Naval Academy until
September 30; Commander G. W. Plgman, de
tached from the League Island vard, and or
dered as equipment officer of that "yard; Lieut,
Duncan Kennedy, from duty on the board of
organization, and ordered to the Pensacola.
By direction of the Secretary of the War a
board of officers, to consist of Col. Horatio G.
Gibson, Third Artillery; Lieut. Col. Peter C.
Hains, Corps of Engineers; Lieut. Col. George
B. Dandy, deputy quartermaster general, and
Maj. Charles B.'Greenleaf, surgeon, will as
semble at Washington Barracks, District of
Columbia, at the call of tho senior member
thereof, for tho purpose of selecting a site for a
hospital building at that post, and of preparing
the plans and estimates necessary for convert
ing tho present post hospital into barracks for
a light battery and tho brick magazines near it
Into stables and gun-sheds.
The liast .Spike in a New Railroad.
M.vueu Chunk, Pa., July 12 The last spike
In the new Lehigh Valley Hailroad connection,
between the Lehigh and Schuylkill valleys, was
driven this afternoou at Kenlmont, West Peiin
63'lvanla township, Schuylkill County, in tho
presence of a number of prominent officers of
the Lehleh Valley Hailroad and invited guests.
Two gold snlkes were driven amid tho cheers of
the spectators one by li. A. AVilder, who pro
jected tho road forty years ago. and the other
by K. II. Sayre, second vice president of tho
Lehigh Valley Hailroad Company. Tills lino
will bring Pottsville within four hours' journey
of New York.
Kan Away with His Partner's, Family
Watkktown, N. Y., July 12. Johiifc,
Stock, traveling agent for and one of the$5pf
pectors of tho Watertown Lubricating Oil
Company, has run away to California with Mrs.
James W. AVood, wife of a lormer partner, who
was 6ent to Englaud in the interest of tho con
cern. Wood left tho power of attorney with
his wife, who sold out ills interest in tho busi
ness and with this money and some that she re
ceived from tho salo of a house belongiug to
her, has gone away with Stock. The man took
one child and Jeft three for his wife. The
woman took her three children.
Tho Battle of tho Boyne.
Chicago, July 13. There was a fluttering of
yellow and purple colors on tho lake front this
morning. It was Orangemen's Day. Tho
Chicago Orange societies paraded through tho
principal streets in the business portion of the
city, and then went by train to a suburban
park, where they speut the remainder of tho
day in speechmaking and sport.
The Clerks' Mutual Benefit nnd Protective
Association gave Its annual excursion to Klver
View on Tuesday, the steamer Pontz making
three trips down the river nnd carrying n big
load each time. The clerks who weie able to
spend nil riuynt Klver View congratulated them
selves heartily on escaping the intense heat of
Frank Douglass, of No. 0&J Twenty-second
street northwest, disappeared on the 0th of July.
On Tuesday James Donnelly, while out rowlug
lit the Toot of Twenty-sixth street, found Doug
lass's body in the river. The deceased had been
111 forsomo time, and it Is thought his mind had
become ufTcctcit. He was a son or Mr.Samucl E.
Douglass, formerly register or tho city. Tho
coroner gave a certificate of death by accidental
It was, of course, it light-hearted crowd which
went down to Hiver View on the Washington
uas company's itmpioyi'S' lienor Association an
nual excursion on .Monday. It was nlso n largo
crowd, and if every one in it did not have n flrat
rato time ho had only himself to blame.
A meeting ot colored people was held in the
Second Baptist Church and an association to bo
known as the Citizens' Law and Order League
of the District of Columbia was organizrd with
tho avowed object of securing the enforcement
of tho laws, the repression or crime, nnd the pro
tection of the innocent.
Patrick Casey had to pav S10 on Thursday
for allowing his eight cows to run at large.
Tho District Commissioners sny they would
favor the pending bill authorizing iucrenso In
the number of trustees from nine to twenty,
seven, ouo-third to bo women, if it should be
Oliaugoa ih A t&w particulars.
Work on tho new car lino to bo run bv com
pressed air is being rapidly pushed forward.
The road will bo a mile and a quarter in length,
running from Seventh street and the Boundary
along Seventh street to Whitney avenue. This
will be the first road of the kind in the country.
Professor Oliver Chamberlain, of tho City
Post Office, will Bhortly leave for Ills fishing trip
among tho lakes of Central New York. His as
sociates will await his return ere they organize
their First Story Club.
Friday, tho 11th instant, was tho first anni
versary or tho death or Harry II. Ellis, nnd high
mass was celebrated at St. Patrick's and other
Catholic churches. The mother or tho deceived.
Mrs. John F. Ellis, with a party or friends nnd
relatives and the clerks of John F. Ellis & Co.,
met at Mt. Olivet Cemetery and covered his
grave with beautiful flowers.
The Ideal Banjo nnd Glee Club Is tho latest
musical organization formed in the District. It
will shortly give a public rehearsal. Among the
members are Messrs. E. C. Bnrtlett, S. W. Dennv,
James Gordon. T. K. Shyrock, F. Cissell, G.
Meyers, P. Muth, Fentou Bradford. H. Fer
gerson, W. G. Boyd, A. Cushmnn, K. Hendrick
son, K. L. Wiltberger, M. V. Cook, F. Rebstock,
and G. Gang.
Good summer reading. "Willis Pevton's In
heritance." by Emily L. Sherwood. For sale at
all the book stores.
Delegates irom the District Bar Association
to the Indianapolis convention of the National
Bar Association, to bo held August C, have been
elected as follows: W. F. Mattingly, A. L.
Wortkingtou, Caldcron Carlisle. H. E. Davis, G.
E. Hamilton, C. C. Cole, Job Barnard, aud K.
The pedestal on which many Wnslnngtonlans
uujjc wu uun uamjuuu -uuuuiueiic win never
stand, on the south side of Lafayetto Park, is
completed, but it is not likely the monument
will roach here from France lor several weeks
yet. The French artists are takinir their own
time to complete the work. As the Secretary of
War wants the dedication to take place while
Congress is in session, it is not likely to occur be
The following new officers have been elected
by the Young Men's Catholic Club: William H.
McGrann. President; Edward J. Hall. Vice
President; Kossu F. Downing, Recording Secre
tary; Charles M. Weiic, Financial Secretary;
Jumes A. Mulqum. Treasurer, and John Trapp,
Extensive improvements will be made in
Epiphany Church during the summer atanex
penre or $23,000. The church is to be enlarged
and handsomely finished with marble wainscot
ing, tiling, and steps. The organ will be re
moved from the gallery to the chancel. The in
terior walls will be frescoed. Services will be
held in the Sunday school during the progres
or the work.
Edward Barnard, a clerk in the Surgeon
General's Office, dropped dead while at work on
triday afternoon. Epilepsy was the cause of
death. Mr. Barnard served through the war in
Ohio and Michigan reglment3. He leaves a wife
and six children, tho youngest being a baby.
The livery stable of Peter Horrlgau and tho
lumber yaid of J. D. Kitch, nt Ninth and H
streets southwest, were damaged by firn Thurs
day afternoon. The damage to the stable wns
S200 and to the lumber yard $2,500. Conrad ltein
hardt,qrNo.2 Engine Company, had his foot
crushed by the tall or a pile oriumber during
The Columbia Ideals have extended tho
limit of their membership to fifteen and are to
have handsome new club-rooms. New officers
have been elected as follows: President, Louia
A. Rosaty, (reelected;) Vice President. Frank L.
Isewincyer; Secretary, Samuel B. Ellis; Treas
urer, Frank D. Fawcett.
the New-iork-aveuuo Skating. Hink, died in
Hartford, Conn., tho past week.
Two weeks from to-day the corner-stone of
St. Mary's German Ctitholio Church will bo laid
with imposing ceremonies. A procession will bo
held, which will bo participated in by largo dele
gations irom mostot tho Catholic societies in tho
city. Mr. J. H. Buscher will bo chief murshal.
A meeting to perfect arrangements will bo held
in St. Joseph's Hall to-night. Thonewchurcn
will bo ot stone, and will seat 800 people.
Residents nnd property-ownor3 in Mount
Pleasant held a meeting on Friday evening to
protest against the present Inadequate street-car
facilities and tho extra faro chnrged beyond the
Boundary. A committee was nppointeu to wnit
on the olilcera of the Washington and George
town Railroad and urge on them tho need or
better service, without a change of cars at tho
Boundary nor extra fare.
A petition to the trustees or tho schools has
been prepared under tho auspices of tho Woman's
Christian Tempernnco Union, praying for more
effective teaching in tho schools or physiology
and hygiene, with special referencoto tho cllects
or alcohol and tobacco on tho human system.
Tho change in tho methods or teaching desired
is that tho subjects named bo taught three times
a week for fourteen weeks, instead of one lesson
n week through tho term. By tho former method,
it is believed, tho subjects will bo moro tltor
onghly Impressed on tho minds of tho pupils.
Tho petition will bo presented to tho school trus
tees at the next meeting. It is signed, among
others, by Senators Frye, Blair, and Plumb, and
Representatives Morse, Dingley.and Fuuston.
John Kline, a brakeman on a freight train,
Wednesday ntternoon fell under tho cars at
Tenth street and Maryland avenue, and, catch
ing hold of tho truck, was dragged some dis
tance. One wheel passed over his thigh, badlv
crushing it. Ho was sent to Providonco Hos
pital. Tho East Washington and Columbia Gun
Club3havo consolidated, under tho name of tho
National Gun Club of Washington. Tho follow
ing ofllccra were elected: B. Wilson, President;
B. Osborn, Vice President; William Rothwoll
Treasurer; Frank Geddis, Secretary; WJIIIam
Officer John Dolan, private on tho Metropoli
tan police force, who was tried for lutoxlcation
and conduct unbecoming an olllcer, has been
dismissed from tho force.
Tho District Commissioners will readvertlso
for bids for furnishing tho District's coal sup
ply. This is done because of tho high prices of
tho former bids and tho suspicion of a "com
blue." Thorough instruction given In elocution by
a Boston teacher in exchange for typo-writing.
Address Literary, Hkhai.ii Office.
Thomas Aloe, employed by tho Baltimoro &
Potomao Railroad as u laborer, was injured yes
terday on Maryland aveuuo and Tenth street
while handling rails for tho company. A lot of
the heavy iron rails slipped and, catching his
leg uudor thorn, crushed it badly.
-Col. Ernst, Commissioner of Publlo Build
ings and Grounds, is urging tho District Com-
Of workmen will start in next week to remodel the
interior of our establishment, and as they will be
gin on the second floor we will have to transfer
most of our stock to the first floor. In order to be
able to do this we must dispose of lots of goods,
within the next few days, and we are willing to
make a sacrifice that has no precedence.
And you will admit this the greatest slaughter im
prices ever made in the Clothing Trade.
Cor. Seventh and E Skmh.
u & U H fr ,ff VC B ttBBu J& (jn H
No 13-u.srt I N"o Llxo I
We keep on hand a Well-Selected Stock of
STOVES, in a Variety of Styles and Sizes, and
shall be glad to show them, more glad to sell
SMALL GAS BOILERS at $1.15 and $1.50, Good for a Hasty
Cup of Tea or Coffee.
Groses iraroT 3fbXj1.a.b3p,:ess..
4:13 Tenth Street Novthtvettt.
missloners to pavo tho street between tho Stato,
War. and Navy Department Building nnd the
white House. It is very dusty, and annoys the
Department clerks, besides injuring tho build
ing. Tho Commissioners have promised to pavo
tho street this year.
Eleanor Johnson was arrested by officors of
tho Sixth Precinct last night for robbing II. P.
Lennox, of Sixth street, of fifty dollnrs. Eleanor
is a comely miss of oighicen, and is a now arrival
from tho country. H."
Peter Ornngo, nn old pensionor. d row 81.000
last week and then repaired to Nolllo Laltuo'H
bagnio in tho Division, whoro ho and a frail
creaturo called Daisy made things glorious un
til yesterday, when Peter recovered his souses
nnd preferred charges of larceny against Daisy,
but on investigation tho polico did not think tho
caBo warranted unarrest.
Elmer W. Burleigh, or this city, is spending
his month's vacation at ills old homo, Franklin
Falls, N. II.
Fannio Dickson, or Union nlley, situated be
tween L and M streets nnd Firteenth and Six
leeuiu streets, was norriuiy neaton uy
band, William Dickson, last night, whil
Tho woman's injuries nro sorious, but i
'Iho brute or a husband is locked up in I
teenth streets, was horribly beaten by her bus-
-Heunch'a Extra Palo Luger. Ask for it.
Mrs. Ijippincott's Husband Doud.
-Mount Hou.y, N. J., July 12. Edwin Lip
plncott, husband of Julia Lipplncott, tho al
leged forger, died iu Medford this afternoon.
Mrs. Lipplncott, it will bo remembered, disap
peared shortly after tho publication of her nu
merous irregular financial transactions. Tho hus
band was taken sick about a week after his
wife's departure, and grow steadily worso un
til death ended his sufferings this afternoou.
Mrs. Lipplncott, who was arrested iu Balti
moro a fortnight ago, is still couflncd in tho
county jail at Camden,
Her Xurso Girl Is a Boy.
From tho Evening World.
Hero is a novelty from St. Paul. Tho mother
of thrco young children, after trying about a
dozen nurse girls with very unsatisfactory re
sults, advertised for a hoy to take caro of her
children. Sho obtained one, and he possessed
more good qualities than all the nurse girls com
bined, giving perfect satisfaction.
Thispowdornovor varies. A mnrvolof purity,
strength, and wliolesomonoss. Morooconomical
than tho ordinary kinds, und ounuot bo sold in
competition with tho multltudo of low-test
short-weight alum or phosphatopowdora. Sold
160VailSt."N.y?YA,' J,AKIK0 Powder Co.