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VOL. 1. NO. 8.
WASHINGTON. D. C, TUESDAY JEvENINGr, AUGUST 13, 1895.
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m 1 y -QfYfCafejH aHSTi ' ' r C ' ! asm. m J H H B K H
FOUR YH DROPPED
They Were Dismissed With
Others From the Navy Yard.
THEIR SOAES NOT HEEDED
Other Bricklayers Retained In Spite
ol tlie Law Ql ins Preference to
Old Soldiers Lieutenant Loutze's
Statement Regarding Ills Action.
DldNotKnow Tbey Were Veterans.
Ho small amount ol dlesatlf faction among
the veteran hosts of the city haB been
caused by tbe discharge of four veteran
bricklayers, employed at tbe Navy Yard.
Tbe men -were discharged on last Saturday
because there was no -work for them.
A nets- yard engine-house Is being erected
near the casting shop, and up to last
Saturday thirteen men had been employed
upon It. At that time the -work was so
far developed that more than seven men
could not advantageously work. It was
claimed. Of tbe six laid off, four were
veterans of tbe late war.
They were Benjamin Ollphant, George
Daugherty, Mr. Smith and John Williams.
Tbe other, two discharged bricklayer were
Edward Cox and Simon Hcnnlng.
All of these men bad been employed in
bricklaying and masonry work about the
yard for from six to eight weeks prior to
the beglnnln g of the engine houne.
WERE OLD EMPLOYES.
Tbey had constructed th retaining wall
on tbe west side of tbe yard until shipped
by the slow work of the layers of the
Sixth street sc fer. Then they did "patch"
work around various buildings at tbe
All of the men, Including the Beven
who are jet retained, are skilled work
men, and all belong to tbe Bricklayers'
Tbe hardship found by the friends of
the four discharged veterans lies In tbe fact
that ex soldiers are supposed to be given
preference over the other laborers.
One of tbe'clauses In tbe ordnance book
of rules reads as follows.
"Tbe order of certification for all ap
plicants for labor:
"Second, those not veterans who have
been prc iously employed and have given
"Third, all others on tbe register."
In lew of this order, tbe discharged vet
erans claim tbat they have been unjustly
discriminated agalnBt Tbey bold tbat
tbey bad been employed at the yard and did
their work fairly and well, and they rail
to see wbynon veterans should be permitted
to come in at a late date aud take their
LLEUT LEUTZE'S STORY.
When Litul. E. H. C. Lcutze, acting com
mandant of tbe yard, waspeeu by a Times
reporter this afternoon he admitted tbat a
discbarge of six men bad been made for tbe
reasons stated above, and said be was now
aware tbat four of them were veterans,
but intimated that bad be known It before
be would have followed the same plan
"There was not enough work for the
thirteen men oa the engine h"use and we
laid off six Saturday nig i. I know
nothing about the politics or creeds
of tbe workmen and that did not enter
Into the matter.
"The men discharged had been working
between six and eight weeks Tbe other
had Just come on lately. All were
practically old men In tbe employ of the
Navy Tard i at one time and another for
some years past. I took the course I
old to equalize matters and divide tha
work out as well as I could.
USUALLY GIVEN PREFERENCE
"There may be veterans among the
workmen now. I do not know. It Is true
they are given preference In employment,
but that Is as applicants, understand. That
Is If ten men were to apply for work and six
were needed. If there were half a dozen
competent veterans, they would receive
"The building will doubtlss be done this
week. When new men are employed again
tbe veterans will of course be employed first.
It Is bard to please all sides, but I have
violated no ordinance."
There is Fonie talk among the discharged
veterans of laying tbelr grievance before the
Secretary of the Navy.
Admiral Walker In Danger.
Grecnsburg, Pa., Aug. 13 Rear Admiral
Walker, of the United States Navy, and
party, whoso special car was attached
to the Atlantic express on the Pennsyl
vania Railroad, came within an ace of
having a bad accident at Derby, caused
by tbe breaking of an axje. Had 11 not
been that It was tbe rear truck on the
last coach the accident might have been
Serious As It was the party was con
siderably shaken up, but not hurt. The
car was repaired and forwarded on tha
Fourteenth Body Recovered.
New York, Aug. IS The search for
bodies In tbe South, Fifth avenue ruins Is
nearly completed. To-morrow is expected
to end It. The fourteenth body recovered
from the ruins was taken out to-day. This
wakes tbe list of dead fifteen, one having
died In tbe hospital. Only one wore work
man Is reported missing, and bis body Is
expected to be recovered during tbe day.
Vbe body taken out this morning was Iden
tified as that of Peter Moreno, on Italian
laborer, 46 years old, of 412 East One
hundred and Twelfth street.
several of the lo
cal and telegraphic
news features in this
issue of The Evening
Times will be found
in to-morrow 's Morn
BAD FOR THB CHAMPION.
Stakeholder Dwyer aud Friends of
Corbet! Crltlolse"GentIeman" Jim.
,New (York-, Aug. 13. A special from
Saratoga tN. Y.,says. Phil Dwyer, who is
stakeholder for the fight between Cham
pion Jim Corbett and Bob Fltzslmmons.ln
speaking of the row between the two pugil
ists In Green's Hotel, Philadelphia, Sat
u rday night , said:
"I did nut think Corbett would act
In that way. I have repeatedly warned him
against losing bis temper, but he evidently
has nut yet learned bow tifconlrol himself.
Be bad better learn how to keep a cool brail
or Bob Is very likely to tantalize bini to
such'a degree that he will lose bis bend, us
be did with Mitchell, and If he dues well,
be will know that be hasn't got a Mitchell
In front of hlni then. It was an affair to
be deplored, and It Is fortunate It was
stopped before something more serious hap
pened." Ed. Kearney, who is one of Corbett's
backers In bis fight with ritzsimmons,
said he scarcely knew what to make of
Corbett's acts He said be thought the
champion had more sense than to engage
In a bfawl of this character, and further
expressed himself that be waB afraid the
altercation would have a detrimental ef
fect on the sport.
KINSEY ASKS FORFLOORING
He Urges the Matter Before the
Architect Alkon Decides That It Is
Not in His Power to Provide
Tbe unfortunate death of Charles Beach
has had Its effect, and the question of pro
viding sufficient protection and security
for tbe laborers emplojed on tbe new
City ros toff Ice building will be brought
to a bead. '
Superintendent of Construction Elnsey
to-day wrote a strong letter lo Thorp &
Bond, New l'ork, toe contractors for tbe
Iron work on the. new building, demand
ing that they immediately provide tem
porary flouring or some other sufficient
Tbe letter was written at the earnest
solicitation of the men employed on tbe
building, who thought that the time had
at last arrived when some precaution
should be taken for tbelr safety. Mr. Eln
sey, in convorsatlon with a Times re
porter, said that he had submitted the
matter to Supervising Architect of the
Treasury Aiken, who said tbat tbe matter
of temporary flooring was not one of
Governmental supervision, and that h ewas
powerless to net, In tbe premises, holding
tbat It was the duty or the contractors of
tbe building to provide fur tbe safety of
tbe men, emplojed, as required by the
plans and specifications, and, while he
personally was in favor of such a precau
tion, bis band3 'were tied as far as author
izing It to be nude.
Tbe superlnti lilejit of construction has
no doubt that the contractors will heartily
accede to tbe men's wishes In this mat
ter, Inasmuch r.s Jt will greatly facilitate
the -work, by relieving the men of the
sense of fear which now prevails among
them while at .work.
FIVE HUNDHED DOLLARS UP.
Mntcli Between a British and a Now
Task Schooner. ,
London, Aug. 13 A match has been
arranged between Mr. Frederick Wills'
schooner Amphltrlte and the American
schoonerYnmpa, owned by Mr. R. 8.
Palmer, of New York, for one hundred
sovereigns The agreement for the race
provides tbat each boat may carry as
large a crew as sha pleases. The race will
be over tbe course of tha Royal Yacht
Squadron, the. course sailed August 7
last, when tbe Yampa defeated the Amphl
trlte, and won tbe cup for schooners of
fered by Lord Iveagb. The owner of the
Amphltrlte subsequently was awarded
the cup by the sailing committee of tbe
Royal Yacht Squadron on his protest
that the Yampa had not fulfilled the con
ditions of tbe race, which provided that
tbe yachts should sail in cruising trim,
while the Yampa had on board during
the race more men than she carries when
cruising. ZIr. Palmer took his defeat
on a technicality in a sportsmanlike
manner, but feeling confident tbat his
was the batter boat, challenged Mr.
Wills to another contest, and Mr. Wills
Brazilian Commercial Treaty.
New York, Aug. 13 Tbe Herald's spe
cial cable from Buenos Ayres says:
Rio dc Janeiro advices state tbat Min
ister Thompson is reported to be arrang
ing a basis for a commercial treaty be
tween the United States and Brazil,
The terms of peace offered to the state
of Rio Grande do Sul have been pub
lished. They guarantee the lives and
rights of pll those engaged In the revolu
tion, tbe right of appeal to tbe courts
of.tbose"whn have suffered through the
acts of provincial troops, and a free par
don to all participants who lay down
their arms! " '
It Is reported here that a British firm
of shipbuilders intends to seize the cruiser
Buenos Ayres, owing to tbe failure of the
government to comply with tbe terms of
a contract to build an armored cruiser.
Turners In Annual Session.
Indianapolis, Ind., Aug. 13 Thirty-five
of the leading Turn Vereln societies, located
in the principal cities of this country, are
represented here at tbe fourteenth annual
convention of the physical directors In the
Soclaler Tunr Vereln. Dr. Carl Zapp,
of Cleveland, president of the national
organization, opened the meeting yester
day nnd made an address on the advance-nienfc-of
tbe United States Turn Verelns
,ln the last year. Henry Buder, of Chicago,
spoke on tbe tournaments In Breslau and
Lugano. Carl Krok, of Chicago, professor
of gymnastics In tbe Cook County Normal
School, will conduct debates. The con
vention will close to-morrow night with a
ball at the local society's hall.
Ottawa, Ont, Aug. 13. The Dominion
government having been notified that
salmon is .admitted free-into the United
Btates, an order .has been passed abolish
ing tbe duty oflone-half centper pound
on salmon coming Into Canada.
tfYMn-caif.tlrid all tbe xewa 1b tbe
I - JUbkTbB ' i
II I ivSSy is8eV y595si vTsfyjyfsfrjgkJsk
Not a Half Dozen Yet on Hand
for the Conference.
SIGNS OF A BIG FIZZLE
Senator Harris Seems to Bo the Only
One On Hand and tbe Indica
tions Are He Will Not Have
Many Colleagues Effects of the
The meeting of free silver Democrats ad
vertised U convene to-morrow at the Met
ropolitan Hotel In this city now gives every
Indication of proving a dltnial failure. It
Is something like the funeral for which the
hearse and carriages were engaged, but the
remains and mourners werenot In evidence.
Up to 1 o'clock this afternoon but two
prospective participators bad arrived In
Washington. These were Senator Harris
and Representative Cox, of Tennessee.
Senators Turple, of Indiana, and Jones, of
Arkansas, who associated themselves with
Senator Harris In extending invitations
to tbe business conference of silver Demo
crats, have neither reached the city nor
notified the Senate postofflce to make any
other disposition of tbelr snail than tif for
ward it in tbe one instance to Indianapolis
audio tbe other to Washington, Ark.
JARVIB IN HIDING.
Ex-8enator Jarvis, of North Carolina,
who has been reported as stopping at tbe
Mtrooplltan, Is not at tbat hotel, and a
search with a dark lantern falls to dis
cover bis biding place Those In a posi
tion to be informed as to his whereabouts
declare that be is quietly resting at his
The declaration of Senator Harris tbat
thirty States would be represented here
to-morrow, begins to appear like anti
election predictions made during tbe cam
paign of last November; but tbe Senator
has all along asserted tbat quality, and
not quantity, was desired.
He said tbat in issuing the Invitations
we expressly requested Jthat a few
prominent men from each3JIate men of
weight and influence In the Democratic
party and acceplablejto" tn r fellow
Democrats as probable msr-o-3 of an
executive committee should come. The
assemblage, therefore, will not be In the
nature of a convention, but a business con
ference of Democrats." - ''
As a matter of fact it appears tbat while
tha quality of those present may be of
the highest grade, the members will
not amount to much from on arithmet
ical point of view.
It Is said that many delegates will ar
rive on the incoming trains to-night and
to-morrow morning, but there seems to be
no guaratee that such will be the case.
SenatorMorgan will not be present. There
are no signs that ex-Congressmen Bryan,
Sibley, Johnson or any of the bright and
shining lights of free-sllrerlsm, as ex
pounded by tbe Democrats, have tbe
slightest intention of attending the con
ference. NOT EVEN BTEWART.
Tbe Republicans, of course, mast keep
tbelr hands off and view the proceedings
as one boy watches another eat pie.
But even In the event of the mar' calamitous
fiasco, when reduced to the direst straits
of exigency, Senator Stewart, with bis
unlimited resources and tireless energy,
could be utilized as a temporary expe
dient. He is confined to his house by a
It Is a remote, but not altogether Im
practicable, possibility that at the elev
enth bonr and fifty-ninth minute tbe co
horts of f . sllvc m-iy st- op down npon
tbe Metropolitan like, a snow .bird on a
crumb of warm bread and fill to over
flowing tbe parlors reserved far their
Tbe hotel clerks have not abandoned.
Continued on tecond. page, .' J
Excellency Levi P. Morton.
COL. WILSON'S NW DUTY
He Becomes Division Engineer
HIS STATION IN NEW YOBK
By tho Retirement of Col. Abbott
the Superintendent of Pnbllo Build
ings and Grounds TVpi Be Relieved.
Gosslpas to Ills Probable Successor
In That Office.
By tbeietircment at noon to-day of CoL
Henry L- Abbott, of the Engineer Corps,
of the Army, Co'oho,M. Wilson, super
intendent of public buildings and grounds,
becomes division engineer of the North
east dhlslon, and wIU be. stationed at
Col. Wilson was anperlBtendent of pub
lic buildings and grounds under President
Cleveland's first administration, and under
President Harrison was superintendent
of the Military Academy at West Point.
He Is very popular In Washington and
bis departure will bo the occasion for
HIS PROBABLE SUCCESSOR.
There is already much speculation as to
who will be selected as Col. Wilson's
successor. For tho present, however, he
will remain In this city and perform the
duties of bis office until a choice shall
have been announced.
Tbe retirement of Col Abbott, who to-day
becomes sixty-four years old, also pro
motes Col. P. C. Haines, division engineer
of tbe southeastern division, to be colonel;
MaJ. William Ludlow; of the Nlcaraguan
Canal Commission and military attache
to tbe United States embassy at London, to
be lieutenant colonel; Capt J. H. Willard,
in charge of the Improvement of the harbor
at VlcLsburg, Mfss ,andotber.worksinthat
section, to bo major, and Lieut J. C. San
ford, secretary and disbursing, officer of
the Missouri River Commission, to be cain
.taln. His retirement changes the details and
duties of tbe following officers:
COL. EOBERTS PROMOTED.
Col. H. M. Roberts, division engineer ol
southwest division, becomes president of
the board of engineers, and CoL Haines
becomes a member of the board of ordnance
Col. Abbot was born In Massachusetts,
from which State he entered the Military
Academy in 1800. ,
Daring the war, from 18SS to 1865, he
-was in the volunteer, service, being mus
tered out in tbe latter. year with the brevet
rank of major general. Ho was brevetted
for gallant and meritorious services at
Bull Bun, Yorktown, Petersburg, espe
cially In tbe lines before Petersburg.
Col. Abbot tor a number of years has
held the isuportaut position of division en
gineer of tbe Northeast division , which in
cludes the New England Btates, New
York and a portion" of Pennsylvania and
the country-bbrderhjg on Lakes Erie and
New York, Aug. 18 A special cable
dispatch to the Herald from Port AuPrlnce,
A mysterious steamer' was observed off
Dalgulrl, Cuba, August 8. ,She was sailing
under American colors, but ber movements
were regarded as suspicious, it Is supposed,
for she was cannonaded by a, Spanish
torpedo gun boat, tbe GaUcla.
Tbe mysterious vessel, (escaped without
the slightest Injury. , ,
O ne More TJnfortunate.
nnphKMtair.iCrV.. A he- 13. Max I Gut-
-man, a prominent-Democratic "politician
a ...I I - it ....wnl?. mannfantnn. Of.
tempted to commit salado by Ehootlng
yesterday faftcrnoonf after- be had vainly
endeavored -to kiDH bis 'four daughters.
endeavored'tQ-tinrBls four-daughters. He
Uon. andils deattf lflboiuly expected.
BLAMED FOR HIS DEATH
Charles and Rose Hammond
Held for the Grand Jury.
Witnesses Testified That Little Camp
bell Hnll Was Brutally Beaten und
Starved by His Step-Brother.
Bruises -and Scars fYlth Evidence
of Their Inhuman Treatment.
An Inquest was held to-day at tbe
Sixth precinct station bouse over the
death of little Campbell Hall, which, as I
stated In yesterday's Evening Times, oc
curred under circumstances which at
tracted suspicion to his step-brother, a.
negro named Hammond.
The inquest was conducted by Dr. Glaze
brook, tbe deputy coroner. In the absence
of Dr. Hammond, who Is out of tbe city.
Both Hammond and bis wife were
present, and listened Intently to tbe evi
dence of tbe witnesses as the examination
The first witness called was Mrs. Alice
Simmons, who lives at No. 715 Third
street northwest. Just back of the Ham
monds, who testified that sbe had
repeatedly seen the boy In the back yard
of the house where he lived, and frequently
beard Hammond and bis wlfo beating
blm, hearing the blows quite distinctly.
On one occasion about three weeks ago,
she heard the cries of the boy and going
to her back window, which commanded
a view of the Hammond house, she dis
tinctly saw through on open window the
boy naked. In one of tbe second story
rooms of the house, and Hammond, the
boy's step-brother, standing over him
severely beating blm with a rawhide.
The beating on this occasion lasted, she
Xqivduxfs jaq pus 'Jnoq a a jicu; qnoqe 'pica
was aroused lo such an extent tbat she
called to bis persecutors to desist, stating
that If they did not she would report the
matter to the police.
REPORTED TO THE POLICE.
About two days after this occasion
she heard the boy's mother again chas
tizing him, and the child's cries were
so agooutlng on this occasion that sbe
reported the matter to the police She
afterward beard that the boy was whipped
because he had taken a sweet potato.
She saw the boy and found that he was
terribly" bruised, and bore marks showing
the terrible licks he had received. To
her knowledge the boy was whipped three
or four times a week.
Ella Payne, a colored woman, living
at No. 720 Ball's alley, in a house next to
tbe Hammonds, testified tbat she bad re
peatedly heard the whippings the child
bad received, and several times she had
Implored those engaged In whipping the
child to stop beating blm. She further
stated that in her opinion the boy was lit
erally starved. He repeatedly told her
he was hungry, and on several occasions
when sbe had thror bread to the chickens,
which were kept in the Hammonds' back
-yard, the little boy bad eagerly taken It
off tbe ground berore the chickens couia
get it and eaten It.
She told of the boy's running away from
borne and capture, and said that when be
was brought into the house that Hammond
and his wife tied him by the bands with a
rope and dragged him upstairs, where be
was stripped and beaten with a rawhide.
She could distinctly hear tbe ticks on his
naked flesh. The boy afterward told her
that he ran away because ho could not get
anything to eat, and that every time he
would bring anything to eat into the house
bis mother would beat him.
Robert Cook, superintendent of tbe Met
ropolitan Life Insurance Company, of New
York, testified that in test June a policy
was taken on Cammle Hall's life for S60,
made payable to tbe Hammond wpmaa , and
tbe premium of 6 cents a week was paid by
Lena Washington, who lives in Boll's
court. Just acrosK tnj street from tbe hodse
in which the Hall boy died, heard plainly
the blows which were administered to him,
and when tbe boy was brought back after
running away saw Hammond strike him
with his fist and knock him down. -TALKED
OP HIS FUNERAL.
Mary Claire, No. 722 Ban's court, tes
tified that Cammle was kept housed up
and not allowed to go out and play with
the other children; that his mother hatVtold
ber tabt sbe had bod his life insured, but
that sbe did not Intend to take the insurance
money to bury blm, but would make the so
ciety to which bo belonged do that.
Willie Jackson, a colored boy about
flrteen years of age, testified that be had
lived with the Hammonds .lor over a year
und bad alwaj s been treated well by them;
furthermore that he bad never seen the
Hammonds whip the dead boy. The wit
nesses' statements were ery conflicting,
however, and he was told to step aside.
Dr. Sterling Rutfin, who, acting as
deputy coroner by Dr. Glazebrouks' re
quest, stated that he had performed the
autopsy on the boy last night, and that be
found as a result of tbe examination that
bis condition was poor. There was on
apparent lack of fat and tbe most striUng
feature of tbe autopsy was the extreme
emptiness of the alimentary canal.
The body showed numerous scars, evi
dently produced by lashes Several pho
tographs taken of the boy after death,
illustrating what Dr. Rutfin had caw,
were here exhibited to the Jury. When
asked by Dr. Glaztbrook whether or nut
tbe boy's death was due to maltreatment.
Dr. Ruffln said be would not like to give a
decided opjnlon onlbat point until after the
chemical analysis had been completed. At
lp.m. tbe testimony wascompleted and the
At 11:30 p .m. tbe Jury brought In the
"We, the Jury, find that the said Camp
bell Hall came to bis death by reason of
111 treatment and deprivation of proper
food, and from tbe evidence adduced we,
the Jury, recommend that Rose and Will
iam Hammond l held for the grand Jury
that tbe said Campbell Hall was found
dead at 722 Ball's court on tbe morning
of August 12, 1893."
The Jury wus composed of John Tower,
Frank Lanman, Frank Colton, John Arm
strong, Walter Love, colored, and iBrael
HIS Off.V HANGMAN.
Tried to Murder His Wife and Used
a Rope On Himself.
New York, Aug. IS. A special from
Cleveland, Ohio, says: The news of a do
mestic tragedy in Euclid township has
reached this city. August Schlssler, 50
years old, who lives a mile south of Euclid
Cemetery, was a grapV and fruit grower
and bad a small farm. He bad lived in
tbe vicinity twenty years.
On Saturday night he quarreled with
his wife, and, becoming enraged, beat ber
on tbe bead, fracturing her skull. There
were no witnesses of tbe assault, suve a
grandchild, 5 years old.
Scbissler remained In tbe house wit a his
injured wife until Sunday afternoon,
thep, thinking she would die, be cluip
peared. Scon after be left neighbors were
called by tbe child, and they found the
suffering woman unattended and uncared
for. A doctor was summoned and be
dressed tbe wounds. Her recovery is
In the meantime Scbissler has not re
turned. Yesterday search was made, and
in a dense wood half a mile away be was
found dead. He had tied a rope over a
limb of a tree. One end of the rope wr
fastened around bis neck, wltb his feet
resting on tbe ground. Ho threw himself
backward and was slowly strangled.
DRUNKENNESS AND ABUSE
Charges Preferred Against Patrol
men Johnson anil Nanok.
Trial Board Will Finish the Arrests
Mado at the Third Baptist
Charges were preferred to-day by In
spector Pearson against Patrolmen Johnson
and Nauck.of the Eighth precinct, foral
leged Intoxication and abuse of prisoners.
The charges are the outcome of several
arrests made during sume disorder at the
Third Baptist Church, corner Fifth nnd P
streets northwest, which occurred abuut
11 o'clock last night, as told In to-day's
Herbert and Belle Atnms, two of the
prisoners, wove brought In court ta-oay
and the charges against them dlsjjsisid,
while Warren and Thornton, who were
arrested by Johnson, were dismissed at the
station house last night by Inspector
Pearson, as Dr. Connor old him that he
did not think the policeman capable at
tbe time ot making anprrest.
Johnson was suspended from duty last
night, and It is thought that the charges,
preferred against blm will result lu his
dismissal from the force.
Nauck, however, had been on tbe slok
list for fifteen days previous to last night,
and Dr. Cannon, who examined him,
could not detect any signs ot Intoxication.
It is likely tbat he will not be so severely
Humored Abdication ot tbe Czar.
London, Aug. 13. To-morrow the Chron
icle will print an Odessa dispatch main
taining the persistent circulation of rumors
ot tbe withdrawal of Czar Nicholas II from
the active guidance of tbe affairs of the em
pire and the gradual assumption ot power
by the ex-Czarina, aided by M. Durnovo,
minister ot tbe Interior, and M. Pobledoo
ostzetf, procurator goneral of the Holy
Synod. The change of attitude, the dis
patch says, is Increasing tbe power ot the
Massacre Commission en Route.
Loudon , Aug. 1 3. The Pall Mall Gazette
this afternoon publishes a dispatch from
Shanghai stating that the commission, ap
pointed to Inquire Into the massacre ot
Christians will leave Foo Chow this after
noon for Kucbeng. The commission Is
composed of the British and American con
suls at Foo Chow and several missionaries.
It will be escorted by a strong guard of
Ton can Und all the news la tie
SIFTING THE 6TI
TMs(frininiMt to Be Repre
sented at the Investigation.
A CONSUL ON. THE BOARD
Minister Denby fill Condtot a Spe
cial Inquiry Hecardlng Mfa.X&rl-,
ford's Injuries Minister Terrell Is
Looking Into tho Tarsus Affair.
Complained to the Porte.
The United States Government will proh.
ably send one of Its consqls to represent it
In tbe investigation into the recent mas
sacres at Kucbeng, China, Instead of com
mitting American Interests to a British
Whether or no the Investigation wIU
be conducted by a mixed commission of
British and Americans cannot now be
stated, but It is understood here that Mr.
Denby will have a separate inquiry made to
determine tbe extent of Injuries to the
persons and property of American citizens.
Miss Hartford, of Dover, N. H , was tha
only American injured at Kucbeng, and she
was not tcrluusly; but as tbe attack was so
obviously directed against American "
English alike, this government will prob
ably Join Great Britain In demanding cer
tain reforms to prevent a repetition of
NO NEWS FROM CHINA.
No additional Information about the
situation in China has reached tbe State
and Navy Departments. The British mln
iter at Pekin has sent a consul to Foo Chow
to conduct the investigation, and the United .
States Government has sent a cruiser to
that place. Practically everything con
cerning the United States, connected with
tbe Kucbeng affair, is now In the hands ot
Minister Denby and Admiral Carpenter,
in whom every confidence is felt.
The State Department Is awaiting fuller
particulars of the assault on the American
School at Tarsus, Syria, but It Is Relieved
that no further action by this Government
will be necessary when tbe details are re
ported, than has already been taken.
TERRELL IS ACTIVE.
Minister Terrell has Infoniied tbe State
Department that bebas sent Thomas R.Gib
son, United States consul at Beirut, to Tar
sus, to make inquiry into the iucldent, and
Minister Terrell's dispatches on tbe subject
show that this action was taken several
days before new s of tho assault was cabled
to this country.
in Constantinople, tbe minister bad, accord
ing to bis telegrams to the State Depart
ment .made complaint to tbe Porte and dis
patched Mr. Gibson on hlsinisslon. In view
of the action of tbe minister in not making
a report on tbe mattcru ntil be bad been tele
graphed' by the Stati. Department, It is be
lievedhcre that the lncidentwasuutotaserl
Death of a Well-Kuown Lady.
The funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth J. Wood
will take place from ber late residence,
No. 617 II street northeast, to-morrow
morning at 9 o'clock. Mrs. Wood died
suddenly yesterday morning, and leaves
a husband and eight children.
Good Times Corner.
Flemlngton, Pa., Aug. 13. The Dove
Rolling Mills resumed operations yes
terday, after a shut-down ot two months.
A large number of orders have been re
ceived, and, it is said, wages will be ad
vanced 1 0 per cent. ,
Newport News, Va., Aug. 13. A new
era of industrial activity has started in
Newport News, and every Indication point
to tbe city's progress both as a seaport
and as a manufacturing center. The
contractors have mora work on hand than
they have bad before since long befure the
panic ot 1B9J. A large number of business
and residence buildings have been com
pleted since spring, yet there is not a de
sirable house In tbe city for rent. j
Roanoke, Va , Aug. 13. Judge Paul,
of the United States court, has entered
an order for tbe lease of the Roanoke Iron,
Company's blast furnace and rolling mill,
in the West End, which went Into tbe
hands ot receivers a few months ago.
ssmry Bros, and John Cooper, Flat-Top
goal operators, will lease and operate tbe
jriperty, and work will start as soon as
is can be put In good condition. This is
ttt of tbe finest Iron plants in Virginia.
About 300 persons will be given employ
Wsonsocket, B. I., Aug. 13. The 20O
employes ot William Orrell, 1 oolen manu
factnrsrs, Glendale, ware surprised yester
4ay sy an advaoco of 10 per cent. 1 their
wages. Tha advance restored the cat
node 1 189S.
PottsrBe, Pa , Aug. 13.-After five
years' work In pumping the old Wolf Creek;
workings sear Mlnersvllle, and the prep
oration of machinery and the placing
It in position, the Lytle Coal Company be
gan to break coal. It la tbe only collier
in lower Schuylkill county which ships,
ovor this road. The colliery starts up with
upward of 600 men and boys employed
Salem, Mass , Aug. 13. The BOO oper
atives in tbe Kaumktag cotton mills of this
city were notified yesterday that wages
would be Increased August 10. Tbe sched
ule of tbe advance will be announced the
latter part of this week, and it will vary
from 5 to 7 rcr cent, according to the dif
ferent brand.es. The increase win re
store the wages to tha standard prevailing
before the reductions two years ago.
Watertown, N. Y., Aug. 13. The Water- I
town Steam Engine Company has volun
tarily increased wages 10 per cent to 0$
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