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THE MORNINQ TIMES (rive all
th news. It Is suppll- by the
United Press and the Bennett Cable
Service, supplemented by the Asso
ciated Press Service. The Morning:
Times leads In News.
THE MORN1NQ TIMES has th
best Sporting Page published In
.Washington. It has long: fought tha
fight for true sport, as opposed to
rascality and crookedness of every
WASHINGTON, D. C, WEDNESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 14, 1895.
VOL. 1. :nx). 9.
LL YOU MM THE TO
1 1 1 Or . :
WHITE II MEN MEET
Silver Conference Begins Its Work
Behind Closed Doors. -
JONES ELECTED OHAIEMAN
Elghty-flvo Delegates In Attendance
at the First Day's SchKlon Organ
ization Effected and Commit ted"bn
l'rogrnmmo Appointed Probable
Effect of the Meeting.
Eighty-five delegates, comprising states
men, politicians, laymen, and unknowns
repreeutlug two less than half the number
of commonwealths conMltutinz the federal
nnlon, to-day assembled at high noon
In the parlors of the Metropolitan Hotel,
tor the purpose of taking such action as
will commit the Democratic party to
the utmost use of silver as monc without
causing parti defection or disruption
The session was secret and n sentry
guarded the door to prevent the entrance
of the super Inquisition Col. Livingstone,
of Georgia, mode an appeal In Lehalt of
the press, but his entreaties were unavail
ing. Two hours before tho meeting of the
conference the lobby and parlors of tbe
hotel wcro filled with men known as
advocates of the extended use of illver as
a money metal.
Senator Jones, of Arkansas, who v as to
be presiding officer, fat in the reading-room
explaining the object of tic meeting to
an interested lot of listeners. Senators
Harris, of Tennessee, and Daniel, of
Virginia, had a private consultation na
tive to the proceeding's of the conference. In
the room of tSc former. Ex SenatorWaLsh,
of Georgia, discussed the iftuc in question
with a numljcr of delegates In the lobby.
WKSI ERN MLN ON HAND.
Tho Illinois and Missouri delegations
arrhed at the hotel early and were Intro
duced to tlixirr coJldhBtrejfS f r!ran the
Eoutb Ex-Bepresentatio Brookshlre,
of Indiana.Representatives Livingston, of
Georgia, and Cox, of Tennessee, discussed
with delegates from other sections the ad
visability of the proposed move, while dele
gates not so well known listened nttcn
tUely to their more experiwiced brethren
The lobbj itself contained a rather conglomerate-
assemukige. Among those who
discussed the financial situation there
and expounded plans wuerebj laws could
bo onactcd requiring the growing of ready
minted silver dollaro on every bush, was
Col Bedstone, the advance agent of the
commonweal army, and many of his asso
ciates, whos views are too chimerical
for serious consideration.
In the upper corridor adjoining the par
lors, was congregated a large number of
correspondents and reporters. Mingling
with thom were many who had been and
others who are now prominent in public
Congressmen Jones, of Virginia, and Liv
ingston, of Georgia; ex Representatives
Fitlilan, of Illinois, and Brookshlre, of In
diana; Senators Harris, Daniel, Jones, of
Arkansas; Call and others, greeted each
other and discussed the business before
JONES MADE CHAIRMAN
The conference wns called to order
promptly at 12 o'clock. Senator Jones,
of Arkansas, was made chairman, and
"W. H. Hinrichsen, of Illinois, secretary.
In opening the first session Senator
Jones said that the conference had met in
accordance with the call which explained
its purpose He wanted to see a silver
militia organized to cope with gold forces.
The roll call showed nineteen States
leprcseutcd with the following numlier
of delegates: Virginia, 15; West Vir
ginia, 2; Arkansas, 3; Colorado, 3, South
Carolina, 1; North Carolina, 3; Illinois,
14; Florida, 4; Tennessee, 4; Alabama,
.V14; Ohio, 1; Georgia, 2, Missouri, 14;
.,. Indiana, 2; Delaware, 1; Maryland, 3,
-vVCentucky, 1;. Mississippi, 1. and North
Dakota, 1. It was stated that three addi
tional States would be represented be
fore the conference adjourned.
After the roll call, Senator Harris,
of Tennessee, suggested that the business
f the conv entlou Improperly outlined
Senator Daniel, of Virginia, offered
the following resolution, which was agreed
to without discussion:
"Resolved,! hat a committee beappninted
by the chairman of the conference, of such
number as he may sec fit, to prepare a
programme of proceedings and resolutions
and report the same to the conference at
an adjourned meeting to be held at 4 o'clock
"The chairman of the conference shall
be ex officio a member of this committee "
TOOK A RECESS.
After the adoption of the resolution a
recess of thirty-five minutes was taken to
allow the chairman. Senator Jones, to pre
pare the committee.
After the recess he decided to nppoiut a
committee of one member from each State
After recess Chairman Jones announced
the following committee:
Missouri, Gov. Btone and H. M. HiU;
North Carolina, Senator Jarvis; Illinois,
W. H. inricsen; iLdlaua, A. W. Clark;
Georgia, ex-Senator Walsh; Alabama, J.
F. Johnson; Tonnossce, M. Carmack;
Virginia, Senator Dai.lel; Kentucky, W.
Woodson; Colorado, A. Newell; North Da
lota, W. K Bierby; Ohio, P. S. Tcder;
Delaware, J. F. Sancsbury; Maryland, M.
II Pullman; Mississippi, W. B. SlockcOale;
ing several of the lo
cal and telegraphic
news features in this
issue of The Evening
Times will be found
in to-morrow's Morn
South Carolina, J. F. Treutlen; West Vir
ginia, J. J. Cromwell; Texas, ex-Repre-se'iuativo
Haro; Arkansas, Senator Jones;
and Florida, J. B Beard.
After the announcement of the committee
the conference adjourned until 4 o'clock
ITS FAVORABLE EFFECT
As far as the result of the conference can
be gauged by the preliminaries, it Is appa
rent that the meeting will tail lar short of
what has been anticipated l)j those at
whose call it is being held, and whose sin
cerity Is the advocacy of free coiuoge can
Tliereare those present who lM-Uevc that
the action now taken should be prelimi
nary to obtaining control of the ucxtBemo
cratlc national -convention and securing the
insertion of a frce-coluage plank n the
"Free coinage of slUer,!' said a promi
nent delegate, "has always been advocated
by the Democrats. It Is a doctrine older
than the partj itself, and I cannot see
why wc should not obtain the end we
But another and equally prominent
Dcmoerat expressed himself as believ
ing that, however conservative the party
leaders In attendance might be, and whut
eer may be the wishes of those who
seek to recognize the Increased use of sli
der onlj so far us it ean be done without
producing dangerous dissensions in the
party, those who favor a rule or ruin
policy would prove to have a pronounced
majorit) In the conference.
Th"se extremists among the delegates,
he said, believe in pressing the claims of
silver even to the extent of withdrawing
from the pirty, and . inning their war
fare in a new political organization
tare in a new political organization pledged
to the one idea.
Simula these men take the control of the
meeting Into their own hands, the object
for which it wub called will be completely
DEPARTED FOR KUCHENG
Investigating Committe Leaves For
The Scene of The Eiot.
Minister Denby Has the Government's
Intercuts In Hand and Im Gleu
A cablegram received at the State De
partment to-day from J. Courtney Hlx
son. United States consul at Foo Chow,
reports the departure from that place of
the mixed British and American commis
sion to investigate the Kucbeng massacre.
Mr. Hlxson is a member of the commission
and he is accompanied by Ensign Waldo
Evans, of the Detroit, as the other Ameri
The recognition of the Joint commission
as an official body, whoso conclusions
shall be blndinghas not been accorded by
the United Btates. Such authorization
could not bo give nby Minister Denby, but
by the Secretary of State or President only.
It is said at the Statu Department that
Mr. Denby has the entire matter in
charge, and made all arrangements respect
ing the commission without explicit In
structions from Acting Secretary Adee. As
to how far the commissioners will act
conjointly the Stale Department has no
knowledge, and will leave It to the dis
cretion of the American representathes
whether the1 will Join the British offi
cials In making the same report to both
As the conclusions reached and recom
mendations made by the commission will
not be binding on this Government, it
is not a matter of concern whether the
commissioners agree or not. Whatever
they report, whether Jointly or sepa
rately, will not Interfere with negotia
tions between Great Britain and the
United States as to what course shall be
pursued. If both nations think It desira
ble to make a joint protestor demand.
As matters stand at present the Wash
ington Government Is free to do as it
pleases; to proceed separately In rela
tion to its overtures to the Chinese gov
ernment or to act in concert with Great
Britain in the premises.
CIIOLEllA A OBSTACLE.
Its rresouco May Delay the Chinese
A cable dispatch was received at the
State Department this morning from
Consul Reed, at Tien Tsui, stating that
there was cholera In Tien-Tsln and Che
This fact may interfere somewhat with
rapid communication between Minister
Denby and Admiral Carpenter, who have
the questions pertaining to the recent
Chinese outrages in charge.
Admiral Carpenter is supposed to have
reached Che Foo in tbo Baltimoro last
night, but no cablegram to that effect
has reached the Navy Department He
went there because that port afforded
better telegraphic communication with
Minister Denby, at Peking, than any
other place The gunboats Machlas is also
at Che Foo.
Affairs In Spring Valley.
Princeton, HI, Aug. 14 Upv to the
present time fifty-seven colored miners
have gone to work in the mines at
Spring Valley, who were never employed
there before County authorities say that
if this condition prevails a short time it
far has not been attempted They say
that as the colored population nearly
equals that of the Italians the negroes
will point out those who drove them from
their homes and fired upon them and that
successful prosecutions will then bo pos
sible Palntliur Bids Opened.
Bids were opened to-day at the District
Building for pointing the Western Market
building, as foliowsfGW. Downey, $530;
Granite Paint Company, $865; J. B.
Walking, $624; A. C. Clancy & Co , $893;
Gibson & Son, $548 52; J. C7 Murry, $879;
J. C. Lee. $1,095; M. F. Nicholson, $612,
and John Brccn, $607.
Has Increased Commerce.
The maritime canal of the Lower Loire,
says Consul Bennett at'-Nantea, France,
In a report to the State Department, has
greatly improved the condition of naviga
tion of that river from Bt. Nazalre and In
creased the commerce of the latter port,
which was rapidly disappearing on account
of the difficulties encountered In navigating
EVERY TRADE IN UNIFOfllHI
Picturesque Effect to Be Given
Labor Day Parade.
PEETTY SUITS SELECTED
So mo Handsome Designs That Will
Be Worn by the Vurlous Bodies.
White Duck and Bine the Favor
ite Combination Handsome Flouts
to Bo In Lino.
The impetus Which organized labor in
tha District has within the past few months
rocelved will be shown In ttir celebration
of Labor Day, on the first Monday in Sep
tember. Washington Is already proud of her co
horts of organized laborers, but when the
coming workman's holiday Is over the im
pression will be none other than that hands
and brains combine in elevating the labor
ing man of tho District to the distinction
of being the best fed, best clothed and best
educated in theScountry.
A unique feature wherein the coming
parado will differ from all of its predeces
sors Is found in tho fact that the men will be
In tho majority of instances uniformed.
Heretofore it has been the custom for the
majority of the men in lino to dress In their
best clothes and participate in the march.
This time almost every delegation will be
clod in the garments of the craft it repre
sents. While all of the participating organiza
tions have not definitely announced the
costume they will wear. In almost every in
stance the matter of a uniform is under
consideration, and one will be provided
for each order.
HORSE8HOER8 TO THE FRONT.
Horsshoers' Union, No. 737, has been
accorded the honor of leading the proces
sion. It has been suggested that the mem
bers of the craft dress in gingham shi.-'s
and blue overalls and caps of black. A.
leather shop apron Is intended to com
plete the outfit.
The Journeymen Plasterers -will keep
step at least 200 strong In white duck
trousers to the muslo o f their, band.
They will also wear blue serge coats
and white duck caps.
The members of Bricklayers' Union,
No 1, will have tho pleasure of listening
in line to the first publio rendition of
the "Bricklayers' March," dedicated es
peclally to the local union. There will
be about 600 uioa In line dressed in
The delegates from the Eccentric As
soclation of Steam Engineers will be
outfitted in black trousers, blue shirts,
black caps, and buff belts Like man;
other participating organizations, tho
members of this order will display mina
turo emblems of tho tools and products
of the trade.
Though the members of the Carpenters
Council will cot bo one whit behind their
brother organizations, they are as yet
undecided upon the uniform to be worn.
Hats, badges, and caeca are still on tho
IN BLUB AND WHITE.
The Plumbers and Gasflttcrs expect
to have at the lowest 125 men in tho
racks These can not form other than an
admirable company when the members
are clad as they will be in while trousers,
blue coats, and while caps, with bands
The cumber of Steamfltters and Helpers
is cot large, but every oneot the mem
bers is expected to be- In line, dressed
as though ha had Just laid aside bis tools
to Toln Informally In the parade. The uni
form will consist of blue jackets and
overalls, with black caps.
rho members of the Bakers Uontt
emntsl Assembly and the Bakers' Union,
- President Adlai-Stevensonr
will be rtf-essed In the while, balloon
shaped caps and white coals they are
accustomed to wear, and will carry some
of the tools of their trade as though they
had Just put the lasi loaf in the oven
and run to Join the procession
Light-colored hats, galvanized canes,
and miniature emblems pf their craft
will mark the Galanlzed Iron and Cor
nice Workers from others in the parade.
Another prominent feature wlUJSc tha
floats now under design Sol the least
conspicuous of these will be that of the
tailors', which will represent the evils
or the sweat shop. The Rakers and En
gineers will also have these living pic
tures on wheels, and at least a half dozen
other orders will be represented In ths
FOUR KILLED IIY LIGHTNING.
Whole Family Struck Dead by the""!
Richmond, Va., Aug, 14. News has
reached here that four persons were killed
by lightning in Prince Edward County,
several miles from this city, yesterday
The residence of nenry Redd was struck
by lightning, and Redd, his wife, aud
daughter were Instantly killed.
A little son of Watt Lee.'who lives tear
the Redd farm , was also killed about tie
DEATH RODE THE HOT WAYE
Increased Mortality Shown by tho
Of One Hundred and Forty Fatnlltles
Jforo Than Haltf Were Llttlo
Thecffecta cf the extremely warm weath
er are manifest in the Increased death rate
during last Week. ?
From 103, as reported by the health
department week before last, the num
ber of deaths Increased to 140. This
gives a death rate ot 28.0, as against
the annual normal of 23 03.
Diseases of the brain", 1 tricar t, 10, and
dlarrhoeal complaints, i32, compose mainly
the Increase. Neatly one-half of all the
mortality was of children under ten years
of age, 58 of whom were under one year
old . J
From dangerous contagions maladies
there wore two fatal' cases of diphtheria,
one of scarlet feer and one of whooping
cough. Four deaths 'from Jyphold fever
occurred and two froitf heat stroke.
In other respects the health, of the city
is favorable for thisseasen of tho year,
when the "dog star" rages.
AN OLD "TVKLLtMD IT.
Central Pillar ot tbe Collapsed' Ire
land Building Stood 0er It.
New York, Aug. 14. The cause of the
collapse of tbo Ireland Building, la which
fifteen lives were( lost, came to light
when the workmen "engaged la clearing
away tbe debris In ihe cellar uncovered
an old-fashioned well under the founda
tion. - It was situated directly under tho cen
tral pillar of the structure, the under
mining of which precipitated the dis
aster. The welUwas only eighteen Inches
below tbe concrete base on which the pil
lar rested. -
It was of tbe old-fashioned sort, six
feet deep by eight feet in diameter,
lined with rough stones, and there was
no -water "in 11.
'Berlin, Aug., nl A" 'dispatch from
Gmuenden states that farsare entertained
that ex-Queen Made, ot .Hanover, the
mother of the Duke of Cumberland, will
become totally blind. Spots are forming
en be right eye, and It is feared that they 1
will extend to the left eye. The ex-Quesn
Is very popular and hex. danger excites
Lively Engagements, in Various
Parts of the island.
WAEFAEE OF GUEEEILLAS
Troops on Both Sides Small in Num
ber, but tbe Fighting In Many In
Mtnucrs Ih Reported to Have Been
Decidedly Desperate and tbe Bo
sultH Quite Generally Doubtful.
Victoria, B. C , Aug. 14. The steamship
Empress ot Japan arrived last night from
Tokobama. There Is -a rumor current in
Tokio that Count Inouje will become for
eign minister in place of Viscount Mutsu.
The country has been visited by severe
storms, in which a train carrying nearly
400 Invalid soldiers was derailed. For
tunately the number killed was compara
Among many proofs of stubborn cour
ageshown by Insurgents of Formosa perhaps
the most remarkable was the conduct ota
small body of 200, who had then- head
quarters at a place called Anping Chen,
a short distance to southeast of Tiong Lik,
between Tae Beh and Sin Chun, connection
between tho two last places being fre
quently threatened by determined bands
of insurgents. Major Miklw was ordered
to seek out. the stronghold and extirpate
As a result of rcconnolsranccs made by
him it was discovered that tbe enemy's
stronghold conEiEtcd of two ctrongly built
brick bouses, surrounded on all fides by
thick groves of bamboos, at Anpii-g Chen.
The major attacked this position on
tbe 28th ultimo, but the enemy defended
themselves so well, firing through boles
in tbe walls of houses, that tho Japanese
officer, in view of the waste of life, that
niuts be caused by storming tbe etrocghold,
decided to retreat aud bring artillery to
bear on tbe houses. The attack was re
peated on the 2d instant. Outer works
consisting of a circle of bamboo fences with
thick, hacking of the fire-proof bricks,
were taken without much difficulty. But
the insurgents in the bouses kept up a well
aimed fire throughout the whole day, not
withstanding rcvcral boles were blown
open iu the walls. .
Japanese troops, careless of the enemy's
deadly fire, approached tho houses, but
it would evidently have been madness to
attempt to enter through the holes in
tbe walls so long as the defenders were able
to pour a rain ot bullets on all approaches
Once more tbe Japanese retreated, not,
however, before one ! the gales had been
blown up, killing four of tbe Insurgents
posted lulls vicinity. Nextday the Japanese
ugalu marched against the stronghold,
when they found it entirely deserted by
tbe doughty defenders The houses con
tained a large number of dead bodies.
Another small body of insurgents was
stationed at a place a short distance from
Sin Chuh. A company of Japanese, with
two mounted guns was sent to attack the
post on tbe 4th instant. The enemy fired
from houses iu villages which consequently
had to be burned down.
On tbe Insurgents retreating into their
barracks a plunging fire was poured upon
them from a neighboring elevation, with
the result that seventeen were shot down
and the rest took to flight. With tbe
redaction of these two places commu
nications between Sin Cb.ab and Tal Feb
were" completely secured against inter
ruption by tbe insurgents. Governor Gen
eral Viscount Kabayama is reported to
have sent a note to Lin lung Fa, advis
ing blm to surrender.
A telegram from tbe governor general,
dated Tal Pal, 4.05 p. m., on tbe 19th ot
July, and received at general headquar
ters on the following day at 4.2S p. m.,
says that after the attaek on Lung Tan
Po, on the 14th of July, Ma J. Gen. ramanu
stopped at that place to await the ar
rival of tbe battalion under Capt. Bujo.
On the 16th of July, however, early in
tbe morning, tbo placo was attacked and
speedily taken. Then, turning in tbe di
rection of Takcham, the corps proceeded
toward Tung Talpo, where a messenger
despatched from the battalion under Capt.
Bojo was met, who reported the critical
situation ot the latter. So a forced march
was made to Takcham and an attack
mada together with the battalion under
Capt. Bujo from both sides, Takcham being
captured at 6 p .m. Tbe battalion under
Capt. Bojo subsisted for several days on
Tbe casualltles up to the time of the last
engagement was five killed and thirty
five wounded in tbe battalion under Bojo,
there were in addition some twenty killed
and wounded In tbe corps under MaJ. Oen.
In the engagement 100 of tbe enemy
must have been killed. Private advices
from an officer in Formosa published in
Tokio papers state that the obstinate re
sistance of the-enenjy still continues. On
July 10 at fbuut B a. ni. some 700 rebels
attacked tbe Japanese position at Sanction.
A force under Col. Sakal repuUed them
after fighting till 6 30 p m. The enemy
made a bold stand for thirteen hours de
spite their small number.
Adjt. YosJIdi and another vere killed
and two men wounded in the engage
ment. The scouts advanced to Talle Koch
aud effected connection with tbe troops of
the Imperial bodyguards aud encamped at
a farm near there.
On the 16th of July on explosion of gun
ponder occurred at the Anping forts by
which over twenty Chinese soldiers were
killed aud some seventy wounded.
DROWNED WHILE BATHING
Frank Gray Loses His Life in the
He Was Ml&sed by ITU Comrades and
tho Body Has Not Been
Frank Gray, Jr., of No, 3227 P" street
northwest, was drowned In the river
at the Washington end of the Long Bridge
about noon to-day.
Gray was about seventeen years old. He
went in swimming about 11 o'clock this
morning with "everal youths, named Hard
ing, Vaughn, Conley, Sebastian and Ma
honey. The boys sported in the water for
about an hour when Mahoney exclaimed,
"Where Is Gray?" Ho was last teen alore
near tbe first pier, while his comrades
were several yards nearer tbe shore.
The boys thoroughly alarmed commenced
to swim around in hopes of finding the
body. Meeting with no success Oscar
Ward, a boy on shore, was sent-for Mr.
Frank Gray, father of the boy. He was at
and when summoned hastened to the bridge.
He identified tbe clothes .of his son, and
soon a search was inaugurated for the body.
Detective Burrows was among tho search
ers. Mr. Gray bad a son shot some time
The body was recovered at a late hour
Mnrrlagoof Two Grandchildren of the
New York, Aug. 14 Andrew Pickens
Calhoun, a great grandson of John C. Cal
houn, is to be married to-day to bis sec
ond cousin. Miss Fluride Lee, also a great
grandehlld of the Southern statesman.
The wedding will take pLice at Lee Side,
the residence of the Lee family, at Car
mel, N. ST., at noon.
Miss Lee's grandfather was Thomas G.
Clcmson, once minister to Belgium, who
died at Fort Hill, S. C , tbe former resi
dence of John C. Calhoun.
Mr. Clemson bequi-athed Fort Hill and
some personal property to tbe Slate of
South Caro'ina to found Cleraon Col
lege, now one of tbe most successful agri
cultural colleges In th country.
Miss Lee's father was Gideon Lap, whose
family has been for many years Identified
with the leather trade In this elty, one
member having also been mayor of the
CHILDR1. f FILLED WITH SnOT.
Five Hit With a Load Intended For
Iowa City, Iowa, Aug. 14. John Smith
and bis brother. Dr. George Smith, attempt
ed to prevent Sheriff Jones from evicting
the latter at Frank Pierce's, near here.
John Smith dhoharged a shotgun full at
the sheriff's head.
The officer's face was scorched, but the
load struck five children playing across
All were more, or Ics seriously injured.
It Is feared that Errick Yager and Elsie
Cupp may not live.
Despite violent threats of lynching made
by the enraged people of the community
the sheriff and his deputy brought tbe men
to town and placed them iu jaiL
Teu Thousand Quit Work.
New York, Aug. 14. By noon to-day
fully 9,000 tailors had quit work. The
children's jacket workers' union called
out all its members. There are besides
some 2,500 pants makers and nearly 4,000
unorganized workmen who have been
forced out of employment by the strike.
Men and women are. Joining the strikers
each hour. The coat makers and shirt
makers will probably go out In the courso
of a week or two. Besides these 1,700
other workers clashed as unskilled workers
are thrown out of work.
Nut a WubliluRtonlan.
Chicago, Aug. 14. A Toung man who
says be is George Ernest Broger, or Wash
ington, D. C, was arrested last night on
account of his suspicious actions Ho
says his parents are wealthy and be tramped
from Washington to Chicago to secure a rich
wife. His mind is evidently unbalanced.
No such name as Broger appears In lie
city directory, and careful Inquiry fails to
locate any such'famlly.
Finally Sold Out.
Chicago, Aug. 14. At 11:25 ihere being
no other bids the Whiskey Trust property
was knocked down to the icorganlzatlotl
committee for 99,800,000.
Transfer &f the
WAEM PBOTEST IS EHTEEI
Residents of a Swell Neighborhood
Endeavor to Prevent tho Proposed
Change They Declare It Will
Depreciate Property Committeo
Walts On tbe Commissioners.
There was a very vigorous protest pre
sented to the District Commissioners to
day by a number of the taxpayers residing
in tbe vicinity of Seventeenth and Q streets
northwest against the transfer of the pupils
of the Stevens colored school to the Miner
building, at the curcerof Seventeenth and
The Stevens building is undergoing re
pairs and until again ready for occupancy
It is necessary to make some provision for
the pupils. The trustees of the Miner
building offered It for the purpose, and it
was accepted nitli the understanding that
tbe District should cot be liable for rental,
but the Commissioners agreed to luike a
recummmeudatlon to Congress for a special
WILSON IN THE LIST.
This temporary occupancy is what is ob
jected to. The delegation was composed
of Henry Wiliaid, T. F. Schneider, W. E.
Sclineider.D.S.Hendrix.J.B. Church. Boyd
Smith, F. M. Evans, T. L. Hulbrook, acd
others, and in support of the protest a
long listot property owners was submitted
all of whom, it is understood, are in
dignant over the proposed transfer.
The list, included the names of Postmaster-General
Wm. L. Wilson, Robt.
Christie, John Cameron, Thomas Itedgath,
H. S. Brinckerschoff, Henry Hurt, F. P.
Jones, Gen. M)ers, J. K. Sailer, L. S.
Brown, Henry A. Smith, TLomas Dolan,
J. W. Harsha.John Tweedale, Wm.Pond.
John li. Wight, ex Gov. Kehcgg, Rudolph
GoaUchniidt and Dr. C. W. Filler, nearly
all, of whom had been seeu and expressed
opinions averse to the placing of the school
WOULD HURT PROPERTY.
The argument used was that by intro
ducing a, colored school in that locality
property valuations would be materially
J You may have my property for B0 cents
on the dollar," said Mr.Hendnx, "if the
proposition is carried out.
"The fact is," he continued, "we don't
want the school there, and don'c mean la
have it there."
After a lengthy discussion and the
presentation ot all the objections, the
Commissioners asked that the matter be left
for their consideration, acd promised ta
comply with tho re-quest, if possible.
OMAHA STILL EXCITED.
Serious Result Expected Upon tbe
Omaha, Nebr, Aug. 14 Two police
boards in two different parts of the city
ball arc assuming, to be in power to-day.
Up to mid-day no rioting Lad occurred, al
though noisy demonstrations were frequent.
No sensible peron can understand how
bloodshed is to beaverted if the-programme
made out by the rival boards are adhered
to These contemplate separate police
forces arresting one another for Imperson
The city Jail is guarded from assanlt
by the present holders, old board men, acd
tlie other apartments are likewise under
strong guard. The city hall is crowded
Willi speetators who Late come to see
trouble. The first case of violence will
la alt probability precipitate great dis
order, as the strain is extreme.
Queer I'laco for Poker.
Huntington, W. Va , Aug. 14 Robert
Ross, Ell Lucas, Lucian Adklns, and John
Albright, members of the mot prominent
families of the county, were lodged in
jail here this morning. They took poscsslon
of a ehurch during service's, on Madison
Creek, Sunday, and cursed the congregation
while in prayer. Pulling a pack of cards
.they indulged in a game of poker whlla
the services went on Their action created
a great sensation. .
Mr. Meliue at His Desk.
Assistant United States Treasurer
Meline has returned from his vacation and
resumed bis duties at the Treasury.
Qood Times Corner.
McCook, Neb, Aug. 14 That the re
ports of the phenomenal gmln crops of Ne
braska are nut mere Inventions was demon
strated to the satisfaction of seventy
land agents from Illinois, Indiana, Wis
consin, Ohio, and Iowa, who arrived hero
last night from Chicago on a special train.
From daylight yesterday, the agents,
whose object is to verify the unofficial
crop rcport3,with the view of promotlLg
Increased immigration, passed through the
corn belts of Southwestern Iowa and
Southeastern and Southwestern Nebraska,
through valleys patched solid with waving
corn and over plains thickly dotted with
shocks of wheat and oats.
Knoxville, Tcnn, Aug. 14 The furnace
Tcnn., will go in blast September 15.
It has a capacity or 200 tons of nictallio
iron per day, acd employs a large number
Harrlsburg, Pa, Aug. 14 Notice has
been given the employes of all the depart
ments of the Bailey Iro a Works of an iacreaso
from 5 to 15 per cent In wages, dating;
from July 29. Several hundred men ars
rittsburg, Pa., Aug. 14. Fires were
lighted in the plant 'of tho Moortbead
&. McClenne Company, "which has beenidta
for four jcirs Itcn:pIoysT,000men. Ths,
d by the Pitu-burg IroJ,
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