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WASHINGTON, D. C., MONDAY EVENING, AUGUST 5, 1895.
VOL. 1. NO. 1.
. vAUU-y I
DEltf MEANS ITS LOSS
(ague of Republican Clubs
OTHEB CITIES WANT THEM
Officera Favor Washington, But No
Inducement Is Offered to Locate
Here Matter "Will Be Finally Set
tled at a Meeting Next Week New
York's Chances Are Good.
The fact la becoming apparent that un
lets the citizens of Washington generally
take prompt and united action looking to
'the establishment in this city of the head
quarters of the National League ef Repub
lican Clubs another location' will be se
lected. It has heretofore been expected that a
strong effort would be made to brine the
league offices bce, this movement to be
followed by a slmik one to obtain the
headquarters of one or the other of the
great parties during the campaign of next
It has only been within the past few days
that any serious thought has been given
to this matter, and local republicans say
the necessity for immediate work cannot
be to much emphasized, in view of the fact
that the executive committee of the league
will meet in Chicago on August 14 and se
lect a place from which affairs will bo
conducted during tile canvass.
This committee consists of ono member
from each State and Territory and the
District of Columbia. The meeting will
be of unusual Importance, as It is called for
the purpose of selecting a headquarters
andatthesame time mappingouiane wand
more effective method of aldng the party In
D. A. Kay, private secretary to Senator
Cullom, is the member of the League Ex
ecutive Committee for the District, and
to-day stated to The Times reporter that
he expected to attend-the meeting unless
prevented from doing so at the last mo
ment" by unforeseen events. In any case
lie will be represented by a capable proxy.
Mr. Ray says there is quite a sentiment
prevailing in favor of locating permanent
teudquartcrs in Washington, especially
among some of the Eastern members, but
Is inclined to lx'llcc that the delay in
beginning work to secure the headquarters
Trill now result in some other place being
Chosen. He regards New York as the most
Probable selection, in view of the fact that
President McAlpIn resides in that city,
and It has almost become a precedent
that the executive officers shall follow
the president. This was done inlhe case
of ex-President Tracy, when Chicago was
In case New York should not be named
Mr. Ray believes that Chicago will bo
elected. He calls attention to the fact
that the Lake City Is rapidly becoming a
great centre for all things political, and
the indications already point to the likeli
hood of the Republican National Conven
tion being held in that city. In which event
the league would ba in a position to rtnder
the stronger organization material assist
ance. The amount necessary to secure the
League headqua rters for Washington would
aggregate a comparatively small sum. The
total debts do not exceed something like
96,000. In addition the rental of adequate
accommmodatious for office rooms and
Other contingent expenes would probably
p sufficient to capture tbo prize. There
.bare been times. -when large quantities of
campaign lltciature have been sent out by
the League from this city, entailing the
Employment of a considerable clerical
force. But there will not be another na
tional meeting of the League until a year
from the present month , which will carry
the time beyond tile nominating com entlon.
This will compel the auxiliary body to
prosecute a short but active campaign.
It is for this reason, Mr. Ray says, that
especial attention will be given by the ex
ecutive committee at their meeting next
week to trie question of improved methods.
It Is desired to devise somo comprehensive
plan by which the League can render
more effective support to the party.
Capt. Thomas II. McKee, one of the hardest-working
of the Republican managers.
Is rice president of the League, but does not
at this time expect to be present at
theforthconilng meeting. He expresses him
self as slrottzlv in favor of makine Wash
ington the headquarters for the organiza
tion, and In the event of bis being present
be will use all his efforts' for the accom
'pilsbnient of that end.
DEBS AND THE OLD UNIONS.
A Mighty Protest Against tho Court's
Decision Urged for Lalmr Day.
Terre Haute, Ind., Aug. 5. A circular
has been issued from the headquarters of
the American Railway Union, which after
treating of -various business matters, as
sails the old brotherhoods and the latter's
grand officers in a savage way. The cir
cular is addressed to the local unions and
Is signed by Eugene V. Debs as president.
It bears evidence of his bitter feeling
toward the officers of the brotherhoods.
The unions are urged to dedicate Labor
Day, September 2, to a mighty protest
against the action of the United States
court, "by which trial by jury brbeen
abrogated and civil liberty bludgeoned
to death." This Is in connection with the
general movement among labor organiza
tion to observe tho day this year. It is
aid that the directors will be released
August 22 and President Debs November
22, and that they are to ma ke an aggressive
campaign In the Interests of labor. It is
stated that the last twenty days have
witnessed a change that Is remarkable.
"Unions that were believed to be hope
lessly dead have risen as if by magic."
TO PREVENT A SALE.
Best rattling: Order Issued Against Con-
stable Jotin M. Johnson.
Judge Cole to-day signed a restraining
order against Constable John M. Johnson,
who recently sold the stock in trade of the
tailoring firm of Fltzsimmons and Mc
Laughlin by virtue of a Justice's execu
tion. The order prevents him from mak
ing any distribution of the proceeds of the
ale until further ordered by the court.
Tbo injunction was asked Tor by Messrs.
Wananiaker and Brown, -who claimed to
have a proper rent lien on the firm of Fltz
almmons and McLaughlin. They also
asked for a receiver to dispose of the
goods remaining unsold.
TniEVES ARE ACTIVE.
Losses by Liglit-Fliicered Gentry Be
(iu,uu to tne l'oilee.
W.H Lawson.of No. 385 Louisiana ave
nue northwest, reported at police head
quarters to-day that a valise and con
tents were stolen from his bouse Saturday
Charles H1ck3, of No. 218 Third street
northwest, reported stolen from his room
Saturday night a sack coat acd $5 In cash.
John R. Peters, of No. 631 TMrect north
west, reported stolen from the smoking
room ot a sleeping car at the Pennsyl
vania depot about 8 o'clock Saturday,
alght a borsLShoe pin eel with seven dlsv-'
T. G art land, of No. 130 North Carolinsr
-venue southeast, reported stolen from his
owe Saturday afternoon a cheviot sack
oom containing valuable papers. '
Trial Begins Tills Week With a "Weak
Ban Francisco, Aug. 6, The real battle
In the Durant case wlUTicgin this week.
The end of the skirmish for jurors Is
confidently predicted for Thursday, at the'
latest, and the real work of the trial will
begin at once. The prosecution will make
the charge as to what It expects to prove
against the young medical student, and tho
first witness of a long array will be placed
on the stand to supply bis link In the chain
of circumstances encircling the prisoner.
The prosecution's Hue ot testimony hat
been public property for some weeks. It
bos not one witness ojjier than has already
appeared in the cosc.Tbe district attorney
Is authority for this, as well as the chief
of detectives, Capt. Lees. In fact, they go
further and say there will not be as many
witnesses for the prosecution by two the
Rev. J. George Gibson and Conductor West,
of-the Powell street line. Neither of then:
will appear at all unless they are called.by
the defense , as they probably will be. Capt.
Lees states that the witnerscs were merely
called in a spirit of fair play to show the
full hand of the prosecution to the defense,
so that no charges of concealment could bo
made. Their testimony was taken down
direct and cross-examined, and that mo
ment, Capt. Lees states, he considered
his duty done, and the prosecution decided
to call them to the Btnnd no more.
WILL GIRDLE THE WORLD
Taylor and Coleman' Start on Their
Trip in Good Spirits.
Oil a Wager They "Will Earn Their
"Way aud Bo Back in Four
Archibald Coleman tind Charles H. Tay
lor made a start-from tho west steps of
Capitol to-day for their trip around the
world. It was a few moments before 11
o'clock when tho two young men arrived,
and when the hour of 11 struck, they
started, after bidding good-bye to a few
jieoplo assembled to see them off.
" Tho only persons on band to see the pair
off on theirlong tramp wasTaylor's mother,
a lady friend, Mcintosh, and The Evening
Both boys were In the best of spirits
and have not a doubt that their attempt?
to see the big world as, "gentlemen ho
boes" will be successful.
Coleman is the son of a banker ot De
troit, and is a collie man. Taylor was
born and ralsd In this city and is also a
young man of good schooling.
The trip tliey have started on Is to Include
a visit to England, Ireland, Germany,
France, Spam, China, Japan and Africa.
Among the cities to be touched are Lon
don, Dublin, Paris, Calcutta, Bombay, To
wn. Hong Kong and Yokahoma. They will
also visit Cape Town.
The trip is made to decldo a wager, made
by Coleman and Taylor with Mr. Charles
P. Mcintosh, of Philadelphia, who is
friendly with both of them. Some weeks
ago Coleman and Taylor, in talking to Mc
intosh of such a trip, which Is to bo
strung out to cover 30,000 miles of travel,
said it ought to be made in fourteen
months, or.d that they could make their
expenses as they went, along. Mcintosh
Jocularly said he would bet ?500 that they
couldn't perform the Jo!) according to such
a contract, and they took him up. '
This morning Coleman and Taylor met
Mcintosh at tho Capitol Heps. Mcintosh
told The Evening Times reporter that he
bad no notion that the joung fellows
intended to try the trip when they called
him, but he was now convinced they were;
determined on such an effort. "And,"
bald he, "I heartily hope they will win my
He icave them each a one dollar bill to
carry them to Baltimore, from which point
they are to tiustlo for themselves.
At Baltimore the young meu hope to get
work to enable them to ship 'from that
point. If they don't they will try to
raise a sufficient sum to pay their way to
to New York, and If they-fail In this they
HOKE BLOOD-STAINED CLOTHES.
A Sow Find at the Mysterious Castle
of the Murderer Holmes.
Chicago, Aug. S. On Saturday a care
ful search was made through the rooms at
the Holmes castle, formerly owned by
Mrs. Julia Connor, and a pair of blood
stained overalls and a blood-stained un
dershirt were found. Both articles were
picked up In the room occupied by Mrs.
Julia Connor when she lived at "the cas
tle." The room in which the clothes were
found is one of the darkest of the many
in the house of mjstery. It Is located next
to the bathroom, in which Is the trap that
leads to tire secret stairs to the basement,
and adjoins the dummy elevator leading
from the top of the bouse to the basement,
Several pieces of the garment were cut out
and submitted to a chemist for analysis.
Yesterday Detective Norton received a
message from the chemist saying, "Look
up the clothes shown me yesterday."
iQuinlan will now be required to tell what
he knows about the garments, and it
will be ascertained whether they were bis.
EDUCATION BY CAHTOON.
Probability ot Bloodshed In tho Chi
nese Factional Quarrel.
San Francisco, Aug. 0. There were
many scones of wild disorder in Chinatown
yesterday and at one time It was believed
a geueral riot was imminent. The cause
of tho trouble was the posting of a cartoon
in colors, depicting the Cliinebe" consul gen
eral receiving bribes. Five thousand Chi
nese gathered to get a look at the caricature
and it was only by tho police vigorously
using their clubs that they were dispersed.
Other cartoons were posted In various
places, but were immediately torn down
by the police. The troublebetween the
Su Yap and Sam Yup factions it 1b gener
ally believed will result in bloodshed, not
withstanding the watchfulness of the po
lice. Accidental Shooting.
Manassas, Ya., Aug. 4. A probably fatal
shooting accident which occurred at the
house of John Bell, a colored man, living
on the outskirts of the town, last night
created quite a stir when the news came
that Nelson MItchel had shot and danger
ously wounded Clara Anderson, both col
ored. MItchel, who is a lover of the
girl, was playing with a plstol-and laugh
ingly remarked that he was going to shoot,
pointing the weapon toward her head. It
went off, the ball striking her Just above
tberlght ear, and taking a back ward course.
The doctors have not yet been able to locate
the balL MItchel gave himself up to the
authorities at once, but has not been com
mitted Tor safe-keeping as yet. The girl
will probably die.
One of the Kechung "Victims.
Dover, N. H., Aug. 5. Mabel O. Bart
er, who was one of the vlcllms of
the massacre at Kechnng, China, was
brought up in Dover. Her father and
mother arc dead. She is thirty-five years
old. For slx years she was a teacher
in the Yaie primary school, then went
to China as a missionary. She was sent
by the St, John's M. E. Church Foreign Mis
sionary Society, and baa been in China
Hotel Johnson Cafes.
Norfolk fresh fish. New- York Little
Neck clams, soft shell orate and 'other
marine products. A la carta midday lunch
and table d'hote lner.
It will always be First
A Pretty Maryland Town Almost
Destroyed by Fire.
CITIZENS ABSENT AT OAMP
. Loss ot Two Hundred Thousand
Dollar mid Only Twenty-FlveTuon-and
Insurance, Nearly All of tho
Policies Having Been Cancelled ira
Account of Recent Dlmistroas Fires.
Baltimore, Aug. B. All the business
portion of Berlin, Worcester County, to
gether with mauy-s-ildenccs , was com
pletely destroyed by Ore last night. The
total loss Is about 5200,000, with only
$25,000 Insurance. The town of Berlin,
with a population of 2,000,1s situated at
the Junction of the Philadelphia, Wilming
ton aud Baltimore Railroad and the At
lantic Kallroad. A spark from a passing
locomotive may have started the flames,
which sweit over six acres of buildings,
aud only stopped when there was no struc
ture close enough for them to reach.
Another report has It' that the fire was
caused by a cigar slump.
There were but few people in the village
last night when the flames first issued
forth from tho stables of G. W. Henry,
Tho attractions at Ocean City and near
by camp meetings nearly depopulated the
town, and but a corporal's guard was on
hand to combat tho destroyer. The fire
brigade did good work In checking the
progress of the flames toward the west,
but toward the north, south and cast their
efforts were unavailing, though only a
gentle wind nis blowing. Boon the
Atlantic Hotel and all the buildings on
Broad street as far north as the residence
of J. J. It. Purnell were enveloped. Then
tongues of fire leaped across Broad street
and ignited the buildings opposite.
Tho progress of the fire was controlled
near Bell's store, the postoffice, and Dr.
A. A. Franklin's drug'storo, leaving those
buildings standing, though badly scorched,
with much damage to stocks by water.
Though checked in this direction, the
flames spread to the south on both sides
ot Main street, destroying in their course
the large storehouses ot Edward S. Fur
bush S. Co., the business places of Dr.
Levin Dlrlckson. A. F. Powell & Co., J. T.
Kcas A Co., Purnell Brothers, .P. B. Bane,
Dr. S. K. Marshall, H. E. P. Henry iBons,
the Adams Express office. Clay Conway,
T. S. Hammond & Sons, Henry Parsons,
Wise and Pen ell, Peter Parker, John Mull
ford, John Cropper, Henry Anderson,
Charles Qulllcn, Miss Mary Anderson,
Miss Lizzie Tilghmnn and C. E. Evans,
In addition lo these there were many
people of moderate means who occupied
portions of stores as dwellings, and last
night were without a roof to cover their,
heads. All of their possessions were taken
from the houses only to be consumed in the
streets. A great portion, of tho stocks in
the stores were carried safely from the
buildings, but owing to the general confu
sion were heaped In places where they
wero overtaken by the flames and con
sumed. Whole stocks of goods were placed in a
brick building which was presumably fire
proof, but which soon succumbed, sending
up in smoke and flames the goods which
were thoHght to be secure. After having
raged more than four hours and laying in
ashes more than 100 buildings, the flames
subsided. Only four stores were left stand
ing In the business part of the town, and
they were separated from the burning
blocks by a wide street. The Insurance com
panies within the past three years have
suffered many heavy losses in Maryland
towns, where most of the buildings are of
wood and without properprotectlonagalnst
fire. The companies recently cancelled
nearly all of their Berlin policies, leav
ing the town with only a pittance nf in
surance. The losses range from a few hun
dred dollars up to $20,000, the aggregate
being about $200,000.
ALL TOLLED IN.
A Hint From Chicago to tho Governor
Chicago, August 5. At 1 o'clock this 1
morning the police rcde a .laid on Eugene
Ba'ler'sbarn on Gotiage Grove avenue,
white" Jauieft Jfacsrand Ed Rosenthal were
preparing for the third round ot what
was to bafe been a finish fight Forty
spectators sat around the ring and bad
been enjoying the battle. The appearance
of the police caused a stampede, but no
one could escape the guard which bad'
been placed around the building. Prin
cipals, spectators, rope, chairs, towels,
and gloves were taken to theHyde Park
noli station In the patrol wagons. J. L.'
Davis, In an effort to escape from the offl-
nerfi. aprinuslr lnlured hlB some, ana wasr
taken to the County Hospital He Jurupes.:-
down through the chute Dy wnicn,-sr;i
la delivered to the lower floors. "J&iziC-'
" -. V
THE NEW DEFENPER IS LAUNCHED.
in Furthering and Defending tne People's Rights.
BUSH STILL LV JAIL.
Japanese Authorities Disagree Over a
Washington Sallor'n Crime.
Bear Admiral Carpenter, commanding
the Asiatic station, has reported to the
Navy Department, under date of Yoka
homa, July 6, that in the trial of John
Thomas Bush, a Washingtonian, and a
member ot the crew of the U. S. gunboat
York-town, charged with the murder ot a
Japanese subicct, the consular court dis
agreed ln.ttielr opinion as to manslaugh
ter. In accordance with the law in the case,
an appeal has been made to the United
States Minister at Tokio, and pending his
decision Bush remains In Jail at Nagasaki.
Bush's mother resides In Eleventh street'
street nothwest, between T and U streets.
She has been to the State and Navy De
partments a number of times with refer
ence to her son's case, and showed much
distress over his plight. The killing oc
curred during a sailors' quarrel. Bush
Is a colored man.
PAUNCEFOTE JAY LEAVE.
Eeportodin tohdon that He Is to
be Sent to Berlin.
Ho 'Will Succeed Sir Edward Malct as
British AmbHNMtdor to the Court
of the Hoheuzollerna.
London. Aug. 6. Tne Sun says it Is be
lieved that Sir Julian Pauncefote, at pres
ent British ambassador to the United
States, will succeed Sir Edward Malet as
ambassador to Germany,
If It is true, as reported from London to
day, that Sir Julian Pauncefote, British
ambassador to the United States, is to suc
ceed Sir Edward Malet as ambassador to
Germany, the transfer will be in no sense
Uhe British mission to the United RUtes
was advanced to that of an eniba'sy several
years ago. Prior to that time Queen Tie-
torla had been repreeuted by ambassadors
only at Paris, Vienna, Constantinople, Rome,
Berlin and Bt. 'Petersburg. Washington
now makes the seventh on the list.
The salary ot the British ambassador at
Washington Is $50,000 a year. He is
also furnished, free of expense, the hHi
some building -at the corner ot Connecticut
avenue and N street, Jn which he and his
family reside, and in which also the office
of the embassy is located. So far as
rank or pay is concerned. Sir Julian has
no temptation to leave the United
States for auyof the continental capitals.
Inasmuch as his salary net is equal to that
paid to the British ambassadors at the fore
going places. .
While it is-true that the complications
of European politics mafe- it desirable
that Her Majesty5 Ambassador at Berlin
should be an astute diplomat, it is equally
true that the relations between the United
States 'and Great Britain demand the
services of a diplomat of the first rank at
"Washington". Moreover, these relations
are yearly becoming of such a character
as to require more careful management on
the part of the British Ambassador, and
Sir Julian's successor therefore needs be
a man ot commanding ability.
Sir Julian is personally very popular In
the United States.
He is held In high esteem by the o-"-cials
of the State Department, with whom
bis Intercourse Is both frequent and agree
able. He has a sincere attachment for the
United States, and has repeatedly said that,
owing to his lung residence abroad, it was
a great satisfaction to be sent t America,
where he could hear his own language
The report that he is to be transferred
from Washington Is one that occurs annual
ly and usually during bis absence from
America. "At this time last year, when,
as now, be was spending his vacation In
Great Britain. It was stated with much
posltlveness that he 'would be sent t Con
stantinople. The report, like those which
preceded It. provettto be untrue, or Is not
unlikely tb,be the cose so far as the pres
entreportlsconcerned. SHE 'PREFERRED TnE JAIL.
Mrs. O'Malllo Begged Not to Becelvea
Mrs. Bridget O'Malllo "was charged in
Judjre Scott's court to-day with keeping
in mTlleened bir, 8 second offense being
alleged In the inforrnaUon.
She pleaded guilty, acd asked to be sent
to Jail instead of to the workiouo. Judge
Scott said that in cases of. second offense
It was not within the discretion of tho
court to change the sentence.
Bhe was sent to tho workhouse Tor three
months, and an additional sixty days in
default ot ?2SO fine.
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',siie9t.'Hnrris, acting , commander of
ts"U6Hed Stni& ship 'Ranger, now ply
iHA'XGaAiaa, Xeandor, has cabled
?! iKavY-rDcpaJtmen that CoinUoder
JK'JIi-Wa,tson,-who has been HI for some
-tfaML'Wlth coast evf , inw bettor and
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his usnin DOLLARS
Young Westerner Victimized by
a Want Ad. and a Stranger.
WOBKED BY AN OLD TBIOK
He Answered the Card and Left $5
us a G uurauteeot Good Fait h "Mm.
Griffin" Has Disappeared aiid
UIm Landlady Lament an Un
paid Board BUI.
J. M. Kellar, a young man from Alliance,
Ohio, reported to the police this morn
ing that he had been victimized of $5 by
a man named Griffin, who bad boarded at
No. 717 Tenth etreet northwest.
The following advertisement appeared
In the want columns of the local papers
"Wanted Young man In "office who
writes plain and can give cash security;
salary, $12 per week. Call, 10 to 11, 717
Tenth street northwest."
It was a sufficient inducement to attract
a great many applicants, and among others
tbo young man whose story first brought
the case to the attention ot the police. Ho
reported that he called at the number given
in the advertisement and was met at the
door by a good-looking and well-dressed
man, who gave his name as Griffin, aud In
dicated a desire to have young Kellar come
to his room, where they might, he said, dis
cuss their business arrangement more pri
The young man very readily consented
to this arrangement, and Griffin, who
was a good talker, was not long In entering
into the details -of the business he was
about to begin. HehadccraeontoWashlng
ton, he said, in advaoceot hlsrurtner, who
would Join him on Monday, and It was
their purpose to shortly open an art storo
on F street, the location of which had
already been selected.
It would bo necessary to have the serv
ices of a young man in the office to do tho
correspondence of the firm, etc, and that
had prompted the advertisement.
Heller was finally engaged at the ad
vertised salary and told to report to his
new employer-at his temporary abode this
morning. Ho was told, however, before
leaving that It would be necessary for
him to deposit $20 as a guarantee of good
faith. This he was unable to do, having
only a five-dollar note in bis possession,
but Griffin, according to Keller, readily
assented to take that in lieu ot the amount
Kellar called nt the bouse on H street this
morning, and on making inquiry for tho
stranger was surprised to learn that he bad J
taken ins aeparrure. late Saturday nignt
without stopping to go through the formal
ity of paying tor his board and lodging.
The young Westerner, who had parted with
the last cent be had In the world, finally
realized that be had been the victim of a
confideucegame, and lost no time in report
ing the matter to the authorities.
The house mentioned in the advertisement
is a boarding-house. Tho lady who con
ducts it was seen- by an Evening Times re
porter this morning and said:
"The man applied late Friday night for
board, and, as Is my custom, I asked him
for references, and he showed me a letter
from the postmaster ot the town in which
ho said he had formerly lived. The letter
highly recommended him as a young man
of exceptional character and reputation,
and on the strength of the letter I assigned
him a room In my bouse."
She was Ignorant of the fact that he
had been working a confidence game In
her bouse until after his rather hasty and
unceremonious departure, when she learned
that she, too, had been a victim of his
He police have a description of Griffin, I
id it is quite likely he will Boon be caught.
(Twenty Pages.) J
Are You Already a Subscriber
to the Morning Times?
BT LIGHTNING STHOE.
.Richard Leach, Wife Murderer, aud
Sing Sing In the Place.
New York, Aug. 5. Richard Leach, who
will be electrocuted this morning for the
murder of his common-law wife, Mary H.
Leach, is a young man. He was by occu
pation a florist. He met the woman whom
he murdered at a resort In Twenty-sixth
street. She was no better than the police
of that part of the town said -she was.
She went to live with Leach. It is said
that she was very much In love with him.
If she had confined her attentions to him
it would have been all right, but unfortu
nately she thought more about whisky
than she did about him.
Leacb.led by Uer.soou fellinto the habit
ot drinking too much, and in a fit of
drunkenness, It is said, he killed her. The
murder took place on December 1 1 , 1894.
A little more than a month later. January
16, 1895, Leach's trial began. The de-j
reuse was that the woman committed
suicide. The Jury, however, found him
guilty ot murder in the first degree, and
the date ot his execution was fixed by the
court. His counsel appealed the case, but
the supreme court affirmed the decision
reached in the lower court.
Leach's case Is remarkable. Inasmuch as
his execution takes place within eight
months after his crime, an almost unprece
dented short time in these days of
stays and appeals.
HIS HAND ON THE THROTTLE
Brave Engineer Grow Scalded and
Burned and. Crushed Death,
He Is Killed Within a Mile of the Spot
Where His Predecessor Met
a Violent Death.
,PboenixvlIIe, Pa., Aug. 5. In addition
to the killing of Engineer Joseph Grow
In last night's accident on the Pickering
Valley Railroad, near Pemberton, ten per
sons were severely Injured. The list of
Injured Is as follows:
Fireman Benjamin Major, ribs broken;
Miss Norma Lesslg, ot Pottstown, in
jured in the back; George HaHmar, ot
Pottstown, badly bruised; T. T. Emery,
of Norristown, contusions of the bead;
Brinton King, James Wllkins, Edward
Ward, Mrs. John Erb, ot Phoeiuxvitte;
Miss Theresa Seymour and Miss Kellar, of
Pemberton. The engineer, Joseph Grow,
was 65 years of age, and leaves a widow
and five children.
He bad been in tho service of the rail
road company twenty-five years and bod
this run since October 6, 1877, when his
predecessor and six others were kGted in
a similar wreck within a mile ot the point
where the wreck occurred last night. In
last night's accident the engine and cars
were turned completely upside down and
all Jar with their wheels pointing upward.
The train was running rapidly down a
grade when the engineer saw a cow on
the track. It was impossible for blm to
stop before It struck the animal. The
engineer was found at 3 o'clock this
a. m. buried under the engine, crushed
and scalded, with one hand on the throttle
and the other grasping blsplpein his mouth.
HIS OPINION BEADY.
Judge Cole to Decide tli WlMtey
Judge Cole announced- to-day that ho
would to-morrow morning deliver his
opinion in the case of W. A. Wha'ey and
Harry Taylor, who some timo ago made
application for a writ of mandamus against
the Secretary of theis'reasury and the
Treasurer of the United States to compel
tbem to pay a Treasury draft of $17,000.
That amount represents the balance due
the petitioners on a contract fr the erec
tion of two government buildingsat Willett's
Point, N. Y. The reason for withholding
the draft, it was said, was because the
government officials hold that payment
should be made in the presence of certain
allegedNew York creditors. The petitioners
think it should be heard here.
THEIR HEARTS FEEL GOOD.
Bannock Braves Return and Are Very
Commissioner of Indian Affairs Brown
ing to- day received the following tele
gram from Agent Tetcr:
"Pocatello, Idaho, Aug. 3. All In
dians absent from reservation have re
turned; bad big council; requested me to
telegraph you that their hearts felt good.
Had not harmed a white man and would
start haying, leaving their grievances
to the Justice ot the white man."
Died lu a Thunder Storm.
Stamford, Conn., Aug. S. Word reached
this city from Flagstaff, Ariz., this morn
ing ot the death of Blackley H. Porter,
second son of Timothy H. Porter, on Au
gust 1. He, with bis brother Lsuis, was
on a trip to Alaska, but .before stratiug
decided to visit the grand canon, sixty
miles from Flagstaff. While in the Canon
they were overtaken by a thunderstorm
and tho rock under which they had taken
shelter with a guide was struck by light
ning. Blackley was killed instantly, while
his brother and the guide were very badly
burned. The body and tho injured man will
be brought here at once.
Fntoinao Iiisurntfcp Election.
The Potomac Insurance Company held a
meeting to-day and elected the following;
officers: President, Henry M. Sweeney;
secretary, G. H. Bradley; assistant secre
tary, Peter Cropter; directors, M. J.
Ader, George P. Dunlop, R. Riley Deeble,
Thomas Brown, L. G. Wile, Robert E. Frey
Hon. W. 8. Cox, Louis Mackeil, G. H.
McDanlel and Armstcad Peter.
Newman's Cuxo Goes Over.
The case against Mycr B. Newman,
I chanred with beinir an unlicensed nun-
broker, was -ontlnued until to morrow in
Judge Scott's court this afternoon.
0 CENTS A MITH
vx v Delivered to am iart of J
Send in TOuTSubseriptions to tne Combination Hate 3,000
TO BLOW JPJflOSHElT
Infernal Machine Sent the New
York Police Commissioner.
DISCOVERED BT A OLEBK
It Ignited While Being; Handled and
Created a Scare in the City Post
office Brown Cartridge Cleverly
Arranged to Explode When tho
Cover Was Unwrapped.
New York, Aug. 5 Police Commissioner
Roosevelt was probably saved from a sud
den and untimely death by the discovery
this morning by Miss Daisy James, a cleric
in tho general postoffice, of a box addressed
to "Theodore Roosevelt, Central Police
Office, New York," and supposed to con
tain a small dynamite bomb.
The package was found among the mall
matter In the mail Inspection and rating
department, where all fourth-class matter
is sorted and examined to see if there la
anything objectionable or belonging to a
The attention of Miss James was drawn
to the package by Its general appearance
and the fact of its being among the news
papers and periodicals.
The package was about six Inches long,
three Inches vide, and one and one-halt
Inches deep. She started to pull the cover
off when she heard the cracking and snap
ping of a match in the box. Smoke came
out oflt also andMisg James became much
A flame appeared. She blew out thl
flame and sent for the superintendent
of the department. In the box he found
a brown tube, which proved to be a shot
gun cartridge. It was about Z 1-2 Inches
long and evidently loaded. From the
cartridge there ran a fuse, which had a
coating resembling tallow.
On the cover was a piece of sandpaper.
Three matches were arranged that whan
the top ot the box was pulled out the
matches would scratch against the rand
paper and ignite. The fuse was plied so
that the burning matches would tiro it.
Supt. Campbell took the package up
stairs and showed it to Portmaster Dayton.
The postmaster communicated with Act
ing Chier Conlin, who immediately sent two
detectives down to the postoffice for the
Infernal machine. It was turned over to
them. The detectives handled it in a very
gingerly way and were very mysterious
about the whole matter. The cartridges
will be examined at headquarters.
HIS STOItY FAILED TO GO.
With Other Wrouc-DoerH Woodeo
More than half a hundred perspiring
prisoners lined up before the bar of Judge
Scott's court this morning.
Those arrested Sunday night were com
paratively fresh looklnf, while the hold
overs from Satnrday night were very much
worn and bedraggled. The big dock In
the Ioycr.court was uncomfoTtablypacked.
Ed ward Woodie pleaded guilty to a charge
of disorderly conduct, but said he wanted
to make a statement. Policeman Quintan
made the arrest, and the court ordered the
prisoner to step forward.
"I was standing In front of a house,
your honor," he said, "talking to a fellow
when some one throw a bottle at me and
struck me on the head."
The policeman and a number of witnesses
testified that Woodie was drunk and very
boisterous, and the court gave him fifteen
William Bennett, John Ryan, Raymond
Beckett,' Daniel Keefe, and Harry Nichol
son pleaded guilty to similar charges and
went down for half a month each.
Ella Hall was charged with vagrancy.
Follcemin Holmes arresfed her Sunday
morning because she could give no account
of herself. Her reputation was bad and sho
was sent to the workhouse for thirty days.
Samuel Robinson, charged with obstruct
ing the sidewalk, was another one. of
Policeman Holmes' prisoners. He had
nothing to say and was sent down.
Edward Burk Raid he was not guilty to a
charge of crap shooting. His story did
not agree with Policeman Langley's, and
the court fined him $2.
Thomas Payne and Louise Payne wero
charged with disorderly conduct, but It
appeared from the testimony that Thomas
bad assaulted his wife.ro he was fined $10
or thirty days and the woman dismisred.
Jobn Thomas was sent down for dis
orderly conduct and Edward R. Aldrich.
charged with profanity, forfeited $5 col
lateral. Daniel H. Ainsworth and Daniel
Coleman, charged with disorderly conduct,
also forfeited collateral.
Building permits were issued to-day
as follows: Or Dorsey. for construction of.
a frame dwelling, Barry Farm, $500; Jas.
Waters, frame dwelling, Barry Farm,
$550; Fannie Tree, for building addition
to and repairing dwelling No. 807 I street
northwest. $3,000; Frank Farnsworth. to
add one story and make repairs to dwelling
No 1603 Sixteenth street northwest,
Condition of Hi. Water.
Temperature and condition of water at 8
a. m.: Great Falls, temperature, 77; condi
tion, 3C; receiving reservoir, temperature,
8l;'condition at north connectIon.3G;condi
tion at south connection. 3C; distributing
reservoir, temperature, 77; condition at in
fluent gatehouse.3C;ef fluent gatehouse, 36.
Counterfeiter noffmnn Caught.
Tho secret service officials ot tho
Treasury were advised thU morning of
the arre.st by Inspector Carter, of Peter
Hoffman, at Hammond, lud,. charged
with the makirg and passing ot counter
felt silver dollars.
Delivered lo any fart ofjhe'city.
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