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WASHINGTON, SUNDAY, IVTAY 17. 1S91. 24 PAGES.
NO NEWS OF THE ITATA.
-THIS ESMKRAI.DA AND CHARLES
TON ARE AT ACAPULCO.
So Probability of a Hostile Mooting Tho
Chilian Rebels Will Avoid a Flj-ht
, With tho United States, Uccauho It
Would Ho Their Heath-blow.
After a week's waiting somo tangible news
was yesterday received at tho Navy Depart
ment from tbo Charleston. First came a de
spatch from Acapulco stating that the Chilian
insurgent cruiser Esmeralda had put out of
Acapulco harbor on Friday and returned to
tho port yestorday. Later on, through tho
State Department, a despatch camo saying tho
Charleston had arrived nt Acapulco and that
the Esmeralda was still in port, but giving no
news of tho Itata. What the next step is to
be no ono at tho Department knows or feels
free to tell. The Charleston is to tako on
coal, as her supply has probably nearly runout
tluring tho weok's chase. Whether tho Esme
ralda la to have tho privilege of taking coal
aboard cannot bo learned ,hcre, as it is a mat
ter entirely within tho control of tho Mexican
government, but the presumption at the De
partment is against it, ns tho neutrality laws
would ho strained by tho Mexican govern
ment if it allowed anything beyond water and
food supplies to bo furnished a belligerent.
Tho theory at the Navy Department Is that
the Charleston, whoso commander (Capt.
Remoy) has orders admitting largo discretion
ary movements, will now Ho at or near
Acapulco for a time, trusting that the Itata.
which is a slow seven-knot ship, has not yet
passed down tho coast and will try to coal in
that neighborhood. If ste is sighted, the
Charleston will doubtless try to seize her.
She cannot do this in Mexican waters, so that
it would bo necessary to head her off outside
, the three-mile lino or,,if unsuccessful in that,
to follow her to sea whon she goes out. "What
the Esmeralda will do meantime is proble
matical. Tho general Impression is that the
officers of the vessel will rely more upon
.strategy than force to obtain the supplies
carried by the Itata, and somo officers
believe that sho is trying to lure the
Charleston away from tho ltata's real course.
Recourse to force to.provent tho Charleston
from capturing thoItata, however, would, it
is said, be the death-blow to the insurgent
causo in Chili, as tho entire naval force of
the United States Jn the Pacific would, if
necessary, be called rintO,play to destroy the
A cablegram received at tho Department
from Admiral McCanu yesterday announced
that tho Baltimore and San Francisco were
both, at Iquique, Chili, yesterday, so it ap
pears that tho Baltimore has came north and
the Sau Francisco has been stayed in her
southern course just at the point where the
Chilian navy is now nearly altogether assem
bled.. This point is almost in the extreme
north of Chili, and is where tho Itata would
naturally find her destination if she eluded
Iquique, Chili, via Galveston- Tex., May
1C Tho United States war-ship Baltimore,
from Valparaiso, arrived here this morning.
The Baltimore and tho San Francisco will re
main on this coast under command of Admiral
Brown. Admiral McCann, who is on board the
Baltimore, will bo transferred to the United
States steamer Fensacola, which is expected
heroin a few days, and will then leave for the
OllDEHED OUT OF TORT.
City ov Mexico, via Galveston, May 16.
The government denies the truth of tho pub
lished rumors that tho Chilian steamer Es
meralda succeeded in buying even a limited
amount of coal at Acapulco, but says, on the
contrary, sho was ordered out of tho'port and
is now lying off tho coast, in neutral waters,
waiting, It is thought, for tho steamer Itata.
The Esmeralda's steam launch was patrolling
all last night. Tho general opinion at
Acapulco is that the Itata has passed
that place and gone south, and that the Es
meralda is waiting for tho United States
steamer Charleston. Tho officers of the Es
meralda have been using tho telegraph wires
at Acapulco freely.
At 5 o'clock this afternoon an unusual com
motion was observed ontho Esmeralda by per
sons who wero watching tho insurgent vessel
through glasses at Acapulco, but a thorough
search of tho water failed to show any sign
of an approaching vessel.
Where Brigandage Flourishes.
Milwaukee, May 10. The murder of Aul
fuss, tho old soldier, whoso body was found
Sunday night in a creek near tho Soldiers'
Home, has resulted in tho discovery that a
regular system of brigandage has flourished
in tho neighborhood of tho grounds. Hun
dreds of men have thus been waylaid and
robbed within the last year. Governor Hatha
way, of tho Home, has been enlisted In tho
crusado with tho local authorities, and they
propose to rid thp district of the robbers.
Whipping-Post, and Pillory.
Wilminoton, Del., May 10. -Four ' hun
dred persons saw ten prisoners lashed and
four of them pilloried In New Castle jail yard
to-day. The offenses were burglary and petty
larceny. Sheriff Simmons applied tho lash
especially hard. Tho victims were given from
four to twenty lashes. Ono of them will re
ceive three la6b.es on June 18 and three more
on July 10. Four of the men stood one hour
in the pillory. There was but one white man.
General Grant's Old Jjo Cabin.
St. Louis, May 16. General Grant's old
log cabin, which was expected would go to
tho World's Fair, will not be transferred to
that Exhibition, Mr. E. A. Joy, of Old
Orchard, Mo., has purchased tho relic for the
Bum of $5,000, and it is said;wlll not permit
it to leave this city.
REIGN OF TERROR MUST STOP.
Plain Warning Given to the Provenznnos
New Orlisanb, May 10. Yestorday Henry
Fotcrs, a stovedoro, went to tho City Hall and
complained to Mayor Shakespeare that
tho Frovonzanos were interfering with
him on tho loveo. and intimidating
tho laborers. Tho Frovonzanos, it was
charged by Rov. Father Manorltta, woro at
the head of tho Mafia society. Peters was
advised to mako an affidavit against Provcn
zano, tho affidavit was mado and tho Frovcn
zano Brothers arrested and held under $200
Tho Mayor sent a meesago to the two Pro
vonzanos Joo and Peterdirecting them to
call on him at once. .Joe camo this morning.
"I havo sent for you, Provenzano, because
this community has grown 6ick and tired of
intimidating and lawlessness you havj carried
on," said his Honor.
T want to givo fair notice and warning that
this thin? must stop. Now, and tor all time
Mr. Peters una been hero aud toid mo what has
happened. Holms mentioned your name, and
ho has said that you havo threatened and I havo
ordered him to mako an affidavit airaihst you.
I know well enough that you havo lonjr beon
nt tho head of a disturbing element, here that
has been a monaco to tho peace of the commu
nity. I havo determined that no man shall
bo prevontcd from obtain I np an hon
est llvimr, if he will. You havo
Bought to foment troublo hero time
and again. Now there must be at onco and for
all an end of this. I tell you positively you
must tako your hands off. I nm sorry
that I am obliged to tro to Denver, If I could
remain here I would personally tako command
of pollco force, and I would uso every moans
at my command to wipe from
tho face of the earth every member
of your gansr who tries to raise his hand
against a person of this community. In my
absenco my representatives will net forme.
When I return, I shall act myself. But this
reign of terror must stop and if there is a way
Eosslblo to do it it will soon stop. Now you
avo been warned.
Provenzano had hut very littlo to say except
to protest bis innocence. He left the hall
very much crushed.
A CITY DEVASTATED BY FIRE.
Hundreds of Families Homeless Una
bated fury of tho Flames.
Muskegon, Mien., May 16. This city suf
ferred a second visitation from tho flames
this afternoon. Firo started at 6:80
o'clock in the Langakell Hotel barns,
just off Pine street, from some un
known cause, and, aided by a strong wind,
swept with lightning like rapidity,, ten
block up Pino street, one of tho chief busi
ness streets of the city. Then by a sudden
shift in the wind, the flames were driven
toward Terrace avenue, one of the finest
residence streets in tho city, where they
swept unchecked and aro now burning with
unabated fury near Evergreen cemetery In
tho southern edge of the .city. Twenty-two
blocks aro devastated as if swept by a hurri
cane of firo. The $100,000 court house
was gutted, but its public documents
were saved. Tho prisoners in tho county
jail, which occupied the basement of the
court house, were liberated. A little child
who was sleeping in tho Langakell Hotel,
barns, where the firo started, is missing.
Tho loss cannot be accurately stated, but
will probably reach half a million.
Hundreds of families aro thrust upon their
friends for accommodation. Frequent reports
from exploding boilers are heard. Dynamito
is used iu some Instances to clear buildings,
Our Newly-Negotiated Treaty With Spain
Troubles Other Nations.
Copyright by Associated Press.
Bkhlin, May 16. Tho negotiations for a
German-Austrian commercial treaty with
Spain have become curiously Involved with
the reciprocity convention proposed by Gen.
John W. Foster, the special representative of
tho United States. The German Embassy at
Madrid, which ought to bo rightly informed,
sent a despatch to the effect that the Pour
parlers opened with tho Duke of Tetrian, the
Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs, a month
ago, havo now ceased. Tho Duke of Tetrian
reeoived the overtures for a treaty with
Germany favorably, and told tho
German Ambassador that the cabinet
meant to renew tho treaties gen
erally on the principle of reciprocity, so far as
was compatible with a protection policy, and
that as soon as Franco shall promulgate her
now tariff tho Government will place before
the cortos a general tariff on wlilcli will be
based the conventions with all powers, Since
this communication was made, tho concession
to the United States has become known.
This rendors difficult any treaty with tho
European powers. Spain has agroed to give
American imports into Cuba and Porto Rico
differential rate of 25 per cent, against similar
imports from all other countries, whether or
not they conclude treaties with Spain. Such
a privilege, constituting a practical customs
union between tho United States
and the Spanish Antilles, blocks further
negotiations which the German ambas
sador has undertaken simultaneously
with tho Austrian, Italian and Belgian minis
ter. Spain has been invited to send a dele
gate to tho customs conference at Vienna,
where a solution of the difficulty might be
discussed. Tho German traffic with tho An
tilles is of no great Importanco but the forma
tion of a treaty recognizing exclusive Ameri
can prlvlllges is hardly possible. The Madrid
government find that every country of Europe
takes a similar view of the matter. The
Spanish commission appointed to formulate
a tariff has not concluded its report, and it
will probably bo autumn before an attempt
to renew decislvo negotiations Is made,
Mrs. Duncan liilcoly to Recover.
London, May 16. Tho latest news received
here from Chester in regard to the attompted
murder of Mrs. R. C. Duncan, wife of Richard
O. Duncan, of Washington, D, C, is that in
spite of the frequent assertions to tho contrary
made by physicians in attendance upon that
lady, sho is now reported to be out of dangor,
ONE HORSE KILLED.
A DAY OP SPORT INTKKSFEUSED
WITH ACCIDENTS AT IVY CITY,
Successful Hut Eventful Closo of tho
Duinblano Hunt Club's Moot Eight
Good Uncos aad Three Riders
A thorough sportsman is never affected by
the weather or discouraged by tho outlook,
and in this respect Washington's fashionable
element yesterday proved Its ardor for excit
ing sport by its large attendance at tho sec
ond day's racing of tho DumblaneHunt Club.
Tho clouds scurrying across tho sky in tho
moraine, now and thon sendlne down a short
shower, made many fear that tho races would
bo postponed, but before the first race w.as
run tho sky was almost clear.
Society was prosent in about tho samo num
bers as on Thursday and well filled tho grand
stand. Drawn up in line in tho field againBt
tho rail ware many handsome equipages,
tally-ho's, drayB, dog-carts, and victorias with
well-groomed horses gayly decorated with
ribbons and rosettes. Tho track was in a very
bad condition and fast time was out of tho
auestion, but the races were none tho leBS ex
citing. Just beforo tho fourth race a heavy
shower came up, which left tho track very
much like a pond. To this was due the loss
of ono horse and Mr. Barnard's fall was at
tributable tq.tho treacherous footing.
Tho day was marked by mishaps. In tho
first race Mr. Page's Bull got tho bit under
his tongue, and as he was pulled to keep
back his breathing was affected, and the
hbrse burst a blood-vessel. Some of the other
riders noticed the horse's condition and in
formed Mr. Page, who turned, him into the
field to prevent his falling on the track. Ho
did it none too soon, as the horse fell, throw
ing him heavily. Mr. Pago escaped with
nothing worse than a slight cut and a shaking
up. Bob Swim, owned by Mr. McDermott
and ridden by Bob Wallach, started out at a
telling pace In tho Galloway Cup race, but
after passing tho one-quarter pole was seen
to bo limping badly. He kept on, however,
being passed by the other horses, until he
reached the head of tho stretch, where ho fell.
It was found the horse had broken his leg,
and Officer Slack shot bim. In the last race
Countess fell at the second jump, throwing
Mr. Barnard beneath her feet. Neither horse
nor rider was-badly injured, however.
The management was excellent, and the
fact that eight races were run after 3 o'clock,
and the crowd at home by 7. P. M., shows that
tedious waits were not there. In fact, ono
race was run so quickly after tho close of the
previous ono that tho bookmakers did not
have a chance to mako pools.
The Dumblane Cup proved the race of the
meet. A prettier steeplechase was never run,
and tho excitement over it reached tbo extent
of umbrellas and hats thrown in the air and
a general state of confusion. Mr. Knut, on
Natchez, started out in a, way that proved his
intention of redeeming his defeat of Thurs
day, and until tho flat was reached no ono
would have said ho would not win. Mr.
Ryder, on Mogul, rodo with skill and judg
ment In such a way that he caught The Moor,
finally reached Natchez at tho head of tho
stretch, and won by five lengths amid loud
huzzas. Mr. Ryder's excellent work has
placed him among tho loading amateur riders
of the country. It was generally believed that
Mr. Maddox would win some of the races
with Neptune or Prospect, but, though he
rode with his usual skill, his horses wore sadly
deficient in work and tired quickly.
The judges were Assistant Secretary of
State Wharton, Hon. Allen Johnston, of the
British Legation; Maj. Ferguson, and Mr.
Richard Smith. Dr. Harris acted as timer,
while Mr. Edmund Blount officiated as starter.
The first raco was tho Hunters' Cup for
qualified hunters, to bo owned and ridden by
members of tho Dumblane Club.dlstanco ono
and one-half miles on tho flat. Tho Bull,
ridden by Mr. Harvey Page, was a prime
favorite; selling In the auction pools for $10,
against $13 for tho field which consisted of
Mr. A. Gregor on Countess, Mr. George
Eustls on St. Swlthin, Mr. R. Neville on
Transit, Mr. Guy F. Whiting on Dandy, and
Mr. J. Ford Thompson, Jr., on Tho Bear.
Tho riders were dressed in red. hunting coats
and mado a pretty appearance. St. Swlthin
Sot off In the lead followed by The
ear, Countess, and Transit. Going
around tho turn Countess ran into
first, place and The Bull moved up, but hurst a
blood vessel and fell. Mr. Gregor,on Countess,
let his horse havo his head and sho quickly
ran away from tho others, which strung out in
a long procession tbo horses running in this
order: Countess, St. Swlthin, Dandy, Bear,
and Transit. In this manner they passed tho
finish. Time, 2.5g, Mutuals paid $7.50 and
$3.00 on Countess, and $5,85 on St. Swlthin for
An extra jnatch race for ponies brought out
Mr, George Eustis's Kangaroo, Mr. William
Eustls's Sand Boy, and Mr. J. Van Ness
Phillips's Lilian. The distance was half a
mile on the fiat. Lilian was tho favorite, but
could get no better than last place. Mr.
Blount sent them off to a good start and
Kangaroo quickly showed in front. Ho ran
fa6t and won by a length from Sand Boy, who
only beat Lilian by a nose. Time, 0:59 2-5.
Mutuals paid $4.55.
Carteret and Neptune 6old for $10 each in
the Hack handicap, the field only bringing $4.
The race was three-quarters of a mile on the
fiat and proved to be a contest between Car
teret and Neptune, in which the former m on
as ho chose. Neptune started well, but lacked
training, and when Mr. Hayes, on Carteret,
gave his horse his head he came away and
won Jn a gallop. Mr. Bob Wallach, on Moon-light-on-thoGreen,
secured third place, fol
lowed by J. Ford Thompson, Jr., oa Will 'o
tho Wisp, and Mr. Barnard, on Merry War.
Time, 1:26. Mutuals paid $3.60,
Mimosa proved a surprise iu the raco for
the Galloway Cup, aud with Mr, George
Eustls captured the prize by flvo lengths,
Carteret was sent out again, but tho track
was too heavy for him to win, He ran a good
race, however, and finished second, In the
auction pools Bob Lovlna and Mimosa brought
$5 King Tom $3 and tho fiold $10.Tho distance
was a mile. Bob Lovina, ridden by Bob
"Wallach, set a smart pace, but put his foot In
a holo and broke his leg. Mimosa then took
tho lead and was not headed. Carteret was
second, King Tom, with Mr. Barnard up,
third, and Prospect, ridden by Mr. Maddux,
fourth. Mr. Lo Grau, on Susette, also run.
Timo, 1:48. Mutuals paid $11.25 and $4.40
anfl $2.75 for place.
Mr. Snyder, on Tho Rat, had everything his
own way in tho ponies' raco for tho Univer
sity Cup. Mr. Wallach, on Frank, was
second, ten lengths ahead of Mr. Earle, on
Chappie. Timo, 0:55 2-5. Mutuals paid $2.95.
Tho sixth raco was a match steeplechase
over tho short course between Mr. Marshall's
Punch and Mr. J. Ford Thompson Jr.'s Rear,
both horses ridden by tho owners. Tho raco
might have been a closo ono, but Punch
boltod tho first jump, thus giving tho Bear a
lead which could not bo cut down. Punch
was tho favorite. Time, 3:15. Mutuals
Tho milo raco for farmers' horses was an
amusing procession, led by Mr. Robert Cur
ran, on Joseph Moore's Roonoy. When tho
raco was finished Mr. J. W. Enders was at tho
head of tho stretch, on Mr. Harrington's Bar1
ney, while somewhero along the courso was
Mr. Georgo Howard, on Mr. J. J. Murphy's
Dixoy. Timo, 2:13 2-5. No pools sold.
The last event was tho absorbing ono of tho
day. Tho horses and their riders were:
Natchez, Mr. Knut; Apollo, Jr., Mr. Ernest
Hayes; Countess, Mr. Bernard; Tho Moor,
Mr. A. Gregor, and Mogul, Mr. Ryder. Tho
distance was about three miles over tho full
steeplechase course. Mogul sold as favorite
for $10; Apollo, Jr., and Tho Moor, $5; tho
field bringing $8. Natchez stated off at a kill
ing pace, followed by Tho Moor, Mogul, and
Apollo, Jr. Countess fell at tho second
jump. In this order all tho jumps were taken.
Mogul was far behind at tho last jump, but af
ter ho had passed it ho rapidly overtook
Natchez, and a whipping fight occurred be
tween tho two horses down tho stretch. Mo
gul won by five lengths. No time. Mutuals
paid $3.60 and $2.85.
SECRETARY BliAINE'S IIjIiNESS.
What His Wife Says About It-He Will
Return Hero This Week.
New Youk, May 16. Mrs. Blaine, when
seen this afternoon, said that she was unable
to uuderstand why tho good people of Wash
ington were so much exercised over the con
dition of Mr. Blaine. While the Secretary is in
Washington, Mrs. Blaine says, he is often at
tacked by the gout, and he has frequently
been confined to his room for several days at
a time. The plans, Mrs. Blaine addedj for her
husband's departure for Washington havo
been abandoned day after day. Tho weather
is greatly against tho subsiding of tho gout,
and sho concluded by saying that'in all prob
ability it would be a week before Mr. Blaine
could leave for the Capital.
TIIE LATEST BULLETIN.
At 9 o'clock to-night Dr. Dennis issued the
following bulletin relative to tho condition of
Secretary of State James G. Blaine:
Mr. Blaino has passed a most comfortable
day, spending most of tho timo on a lounge.
His condition is so much Improved that 1 do
not intend to visit him to-morrow. His im
provement is satisfactory, and in a fowdays bo
ought to bo strong enough to leave tho city.
During tho day ho has suffered no pain, and his
appetite is good.
WHAT DR. LINCOLN SATS.
Dr. N. S. Lincoln, of this city, who is Mr.
Blaine's physician, in speaking about the Sec
retary's present condition, said ho knew noth
ing about it, except what ho had seen in tho
newspapers, and judging from what he saw
there,especially tho statements attributed to the
members of the family, he did not think that
Mr. Blaino was seriously ill at all. Mr. Blaine,
the doctor said, had been working very hard
for months, and now that he was away from
his desk he supposed his family would llko to
keep him away from work for a time and
not hurry oack to Washlpgton. Dr. Lincoln
said that judging from what bo had read ho
thought tho present attack of sickness was
similar to those which tho Secretary had
. . .
ROOSEVELT VS. CIjARKSON.
Vigorous Denial of Charges Against the
Civil Service Commission.
Indianopolis, May 16. An elaborate
banquet was given this evening at tho
Propylaea, by a number of gentlemen In
terested In Civil Service reform to tho Hon.
Theodore Roosevelt, about ninety covers were
laid. Tho principal address of the evening
was made by Mr. Roosevelt, who, after speak
ing at some length of the workings of tho
Civil Service, launched out in answer
to the recent article of James S. Clarkson in
tho North American Review In a way that
tended to fully awaken those of the ban
queters who might have been inclined to
drowsiness. Ho characterized Mr. Clarkson's
articlo as'a loose diatribe, equally compounded
of rambling declamation and misstatements,
Ho vIeoru6ly denied the truth of Clarkson's
assertion that the Civil Service Commission was
moro opposed to tho Republican party under
Harrison than It was under Cleveland.
Mr. Roosevelt accused Mr, Clarkson of
running tho Post Ofilco Department as a
"spoils machine, treating fourth-class offices
as simply tho property of Congressmen good
or bad inwhose district they were situated,"
In conclusion, Mr. Robsevelt said President
Harrison and tho Civil Service Commission
under him were doing everything in their
power to enforce the Civil Service laws and
extend their scope.
Ex-Congressman in a Fisticuff.
Richmond, Va., May 16. Lawyer William
n. Sauds aud ex-Congressmau Edmund Wad
dill got into a heated controversy over an
election case, in tho Henrico County Court
to-day, which culminated in Waddlll receiv
ing a blow in tho face from the fist of Sands.
They clinched, but beforo further damage was
done friends separated the belligerents. Judge
Minor fined the gentlemeu $10 each for contempt.
CENSUS CLERKS RELIEVED
SECRETARY NOBIE SHUTS DOWN ON
THE SWEATING SYSTEM.
A Visit to tho Intoroconn Building
Which Seems to Havo Convinced'
Him the Stories of Overwork. Wore"'
Tho complaints about tho manner In which'
tho clerks in the Census Office ard overworkedr
given to tho public by Tub Sunday-Herald,
have at last attracted tho attention of Secre
tary Noble. Tho stories of women forced to
make a certain dally average or run tho risk
of losing their positions seem to have aroused
Gen. Noble's sympathies and a few days ago
ho is said to havo decided to make an investi
gation on his own hook. Ho dropped into
tho Interoccan Building on Ninth street and
almost tho first person be struck was a chipper
chief of division who knew him. Tho divi
sion chief approached and said, "How do you
do, Mr. Secretary? Won't you walk in and
see my division, where the punches average
1,000 and better."
"What do you mean?" asked tho Secretary.
"Why," replied the chief of division, "my
clerks all mako over ono thousanddn'average,
and are the pick of tho office."
"Well, no wonder tho newspapers aro talk
ing about this office, if that is tho case. It's
an outraee," continued Secretary Noble, "and
. must.be stopped," and turning from, the dis-
comiorteu cmei Mr. jnodio left the building.
Ho mu6t havo gone directly to his own office,
for in less than an hour a general order was
issued prohibiting the "averaging up" sys
tem, and giving his clerks to understand that
no further hardships would be imposedjupon
GEN. RAUM HUMIIiIATED; .
SayB His Son Is Innocent, and tho- Viotlm
of Departmental Enmities,,
Chicago, May 16. Concerning tho resigna
tion of his son and the published statement
thathohimsolf would tako llko action, Gen.
Green B. Ruum, Commissioner of Pensions,
said to-day: "If becauso of this unfbrtunattt
affair about my son the President is at all
displeased with me, 1 shall resign. Whether
he is displeased I cannot say, for I Tiave re
ceived no intimation from him. I am-very
sorry for my son and am deeply humiliated by
it, but ho is innocent of wrong doing. The
$72 was satisfactorily accounted for, and the
colored man, who has an excellent reputation,
denies having received any money from this
::man Smith. And it is not shown that my son
received any money,"
"Then why did he resign ?"
"In tho Department aro about twenty thou
sand employes. Many enmities exist. Com
plaints, unjust, have been mado about him to
the Secretary, and to prevent further annoy
ance to that official my son resigned. He
cquld not afford to remain while any suspicion
rested upon him. As to my thoughts upon
my own future, I do not care to say. I 6hall
leave for Washington this afternoon'. Whab I
do will depend upon what I learn there.
"I did notseek the office" he said. "It came
to. me unsolicited. During my incumbency
its affairs have been conducted with honesty
and despatch. I have nothing to. conceal.
Upon my record there does not rest a blot.
I havo been in public life a long time and no
man can point to a dishonest or even ques
tionable act of mine."
THAT COTTAGE SOLD.
Tho President Disposer of His- Property-
at Cape May l'olnt..
Special to The Sunday Herald.
Cai'e May, May 16. President H? arrison is
no longor a property-owner at Cape May
Point. Ho baB recently disposed of the
famous cottage at that place, about which the
newspapers raised such a hullabaloo a year or
so ago because It was said tho property bad
been presented to Mrs. Harrison by a number
of wealthy Philadelphia gentlemen. After
ward President Harrison paid $10,000 for the
cottage. It is now understood that he has
sold it for the samo price, but who tho pur
chaser is has not been made public. From
this it is taken for granted that tho Presi
dent's family will not be among the summer
residents of Cape May Point this year.
Kentucky Democratic Convention-
Louisville, Ky., May 10. The Democratic
State Convention concluded its work here
this afternoon. Tho ticket, as completed, is:
Governor, John Young Brown; Lloutenant
Governor, M. C,,Alford, Lexington; Attorney
General, W. J. Hendricks, Flemlngsburerj
Auditor, L. C. Norman, Fraukford; Treas
urer, H. S. Hale; Register Land
Office, G. B. Swango, Campton; Public
Instruction, Ed. Porter Thompsou, Owenton;
Clerk of tho Court of Appeals, A. Adams,
Cyuthlna. Just at the closo a resolution in
dorsing Grover Cleveland and John G. Car
lisle and naming Cleveland for President was
offered by J, P. Tarvin, of Clinton, Ky., but
the delegates were In no humor to delay and
amotion to adjourn was carried, defeating
Strike Successfully Ended.
MANCHE8TEK, N. H., May 10. The strike
of the Manchester CIgarmakers' Union,
which includes workmen all over tho State,
was settled this morning, aud the meu wilt
return to work Monday, A compromise was
effected at $1 advance per thousand.
For tho District of Columbia, Maryland,
and'VIrglnla, fair Sunday and Monday with
frosts in exposed places iu Maryluud and Dela
ware, Sunday night north winds ; coldpr.
Thermometer readings yesterday: 8 A. M
58; 8 P. M..C2; mean temperaturo.tW; maxim urn
tomporature, 72; minimum temperature, G3;
moan relative humidity, 03.
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