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THB MORNINd TIMES haa ths
beat Sporting Page published In
Washington. It haa long fought tha
fight for truo sport, as opposed to
rascality and orookedness of every
THB MORNINd TIMES gives all
the news. It la supplied by the
United Presa and the Bennett Cable
Service, supplemented by the Asso
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VOL. 1. NO. 10.
-WASHINGTON. D. C, THTJESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 15, 1895.
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EPITHE WIN ORDER
Silver Men Enjoy Themselves
Damning the Adminstration.
ME. CLEVELAND DENOUNCED
Hill of Mlnsourl Ibankn God Bo Is
Vot mil of Now York, and De
nounces Democratic Lcadera as
Traitors Bed-Hot Speeches Wero
tlio Utile Co innilttoeHeports Made.
Senator Harris called the silver confer
sneo together promptly at 10 o'c'ock to
day. As soon as the delegates were seated
be stated tbat tbe committee on resolutions,
though it bad worked most of the night,
was not yet ready to report, but would
be nblo to do so In about an bour. It was
agreed to devote tbe bour waiting for the
coram II tco's report to speeebmaklug, and
the conference was made public.
Col. Casey xoung, of Tennessee, who
acted as secretary of tbo committee which
bad called this conference, said tbat lie bad
received thousands of letters from repre
sentative Democrats in thirty-eight States
favoring tbe conference and expressing
their willingness to stand by any action It
Among thece were letters from Sena
tors Morgan, George, Walthall, Chilton,
Blackburn, Blanchard, Tillman, Cockre,
Voornees and Turple. lie believed that
four-fifths of tbe peoplo of the country fa
vored free coinage, and he believed that
tbe friends of eiher would capture tbe
axt national convention.
FITHIAN'S HEAVY BURDEN.
Ex-Rspresentatlve Fltbian, of Illinois,
aid tbat he bad been defeated for re-election
because be had to bear the odium of
the Administration's actions in tbe last
Congress. Ho was a believer In free coin
age and would bide by tbe action of this
Representatlte Livingston, of Georgia,
aid tba tthe trade, commerce and apMcul
tore of tbe United States were r ,-iln In
Jeopardy and tbat anotbor declaration of
Independence was needed. If England
were given tbe control of our money sys
tem, she would control the country a
thing which she could not do by force of
lie referred to tbe recent bond lssuus,
and said they were the most disgraceful
thing u party had ever done.
Senator Call, of Florida, was in accord
with the movement now proposed, and
thought that tbe people of tbe country
were now ready to Join tbe great tri
Mr. Hill, of Missouri, when called, re
sponded b thanking God tbat he was not
Hill of New York. q
I1LAMED THE PRESIDENT.
In two short years Mr. Cleveland had
led the Democratic party to defeat and
disgrace by a series of acts of perfidy and
treachery unprecedented In the history of
Mr. Cleveland and Mr. Carlisle, be said,
would go down tbe lanes of oblivion hand
In band, amid the cries of Indignation of
Senator Brlce, be said, was tbe black
White man, and as great a traitor as
Cleveland, Carlisle and Gorman.
When the committee reports were an
nounced as complete, shortly before noon,
Senator Jones took tbe chair, and Gov.
Stone, of Missouri, presented tbe address.
He announced that It was substantially
the same as that. partially adopted by the
Texas silver convention and adopted in
toto by tbe Mississippi convention.
DEMANDS OF THB. PARTY.
Tbe preamble recites tbe holding of the
Memphis convention, tbe subsequent call
Issued by Senator Harris, Turple, and
Jones, of Arkansas, and declares tbe
present conference to have been a purely
voluntary assemblage, not authorized to
peak with party authority.
The declaration on the monetary ques
tion begins with the constitution, refers
to the policies of Jefferson and Jackson,
which later become the doctrine of the
Democratic party, and tbe alleged sur
reptitious demonetization of silver.
The evils following the act of 1873 are
graphically outlined, and the deduction
drawn that "the rights of the American
people, tbe Interests of American labor, and
the prosperity of American Industry have a
higher claim to the consideration of the
people's law-makers than the greed of for
eign creditors or tba avaricious 'demands
made by 'Idle holders of Idle capital.' The
right to regulate its own monetary system
In tbe interests of Its own people is a right
which no free government can barter, sell
After giving the history of gold mono
metallsm and asserting the Democratic
party to be the traditional friend and
champion of blznetaUsm, a series of res
olutions are appended, declaring that the
next national convention of the party should
demand free coinage at the ratio of 16 to
1, independent of other nations; declares
Its Irrevocable opposition to a panic-breeding,
corporation credit currency; oppose
surrendering the option of redemption, and
protest against the issuance of interest
Tbe address and resolutions were unan
imously adopted. A plan of permanent
national organization was presented and
agreed to without ldssent, after which
tho conference formally adjourned.
Sibley Talks to Carolluana.
Raleigh, N. C Aug. 15 Largo numbers
of sliver advocates gathered at Cory, nine
miles from here, to-day to hear Representa
tive Sibley, who arrhed this morning and
was met by Senator Butler and other
leading Fopullsts All these left here
later on special train. Quite a number of
Democrats, some of proinmence, went to
hear Sibley, whose speech "was of unusual
to teres t
Must Stand Civil Service.
A civil service examination of applicants
for the vacant Inspectorship in the Water
department will be held at the District
Building to-morrow -at 2 o'clock p. m.
There are about thirty applicants for the
" place, and only one-bait ot the number ap
peared at the lateexanilnatlbn , the remain
der not having received the notice in time.
notol Johnson Cafes.
Hotel Jobnsoncaf e's meals a la car telunctt
and table de bete dloatr, choice vegetables
FronoU Authorities Refuse Him Per
mission to See Waller.
Tbe United Stales Government Is meet
ing fresh Impediments In Its efforts to
get at the facta preliminary. Jo the im
prisonment of ex-Consul Waller by tbe
The temporizing attitude of tbe French
ministry In not furnishing Ambassador
Eustls a copy of tbe evidence on which
Waller was convicted in Madagascar has
been supplemented by a refusal on tbelr
part to permit blm to visit Waller In tbe
prison at Marseilles, although he haB
made more tban one effort to secure tbe
privilege, with a view to expediting tbe
Information to this effect has reached
tbe Statu Department, but no explanation
of the refusal can be obtained. It Is said,
beyond the existence of the strict prison
rules to which Waller Is subjected. As
matters stand at present, Mr. Eustls has
encountered at almost every point a seem
ing unwillingness on the part of tbe
French authorities to assist him In bis
Investigation of tbe case
TO DEFEND THE CARRIERS
Spy System Denounced by Friends
of the Postmen.
Old Charges Baked Up and Trivial
aud Paltry Offenses Said to
Be the Hole.
Since the investigations Into the conduct
of letter-carriers by secret agents of the
Postoffice Department bave become gen
eral persons representing the accused have
called upon Department officials In de
fense of tbe carriers, whom, tbey claim,
bave not been accorded a fair and Just
Tbey say that the charges made against
tbe carriers of drinking and loitering while
on duty are not brougbt to the attention
of tbe accused until a long time has
elapsed, which makes It difficult for the
carrier to state accurately and in detail
just what he was engaged In at the time
tbe secret agent secured a basis for tbo
They also contend tbat It Is no great In
fraction of rules for a carrier on bis route
to accept the Invitation of a saloonkeeper
and take a drink while delivering a letter.
Tbey also arguo tbat bad the Dockery
commission, lu making an investigation
of tbe executive departments at Washing
ton, adopted tbe methods employed by the
secret agents of tbe Post-office Depart
ment, tbe United States Civil Service Com
mission would have been unable to secure
an eligible register fast enough to fill the
vacancies of those dropjed as a result of
such an investigation
It is stated by one of the champions ot
tbe carriers that tho Department has
modified the work ot these secret agents
and In a nuinW of instances greatly re
duced the jit-nods of suspensions of car
riers, which shows tbat the same Import
ance b not row attached to the reports of
the agonta as formerly. Tbe matter will
be brougbt up for discussion at tbe meeting
of tbe Letter Carriers' Association at
Philadelphia on Labor Day.
iiOHE FltOU MORTON.
Borao Tilings He Admits Ho Can't
Chicago, Aug. 16. H. L. Bliss, of this
city, the author of a "Seply to Coin, " has
received a letter from J. Sterling Morton,
Secretary of the Agricultural Deportment,
Mr. Morton expresses bis approbation of
Mr. Bliss' argument and adds:
"Free -coinage of silver at 16 to 1 takes
a commodity worth 66 cents an ounce
and by coining it Into 412 1-2 grain dol
lars forces tbat commodity upon the gen
eral public at 1.29 on ounce. Silver,
like wheat, is a product of the earth. It
is gotten out by tbe samo sort of muscular
and mental effort tbat produces wheat.
Why any one should favor a law by which
CG cents' worth of mine labor shall, by
coining it Into 412 1-2 grain dollars, be
made a legal tender for $1.29 Worth of
farm labor, I cannot see."
POWER OF C. P. HUNTINGTON
It Seems Strong Enough to Muzzle
the Federal Law.
Railroad Men Are Indignant and Win
Brine tbe Case by 'Memorial
Ban Francisco, Aug. 16. Tbe dropping ot
the Indictment against 0. F. Huntington
by tbe United States district attorney, has
raised a storm ot indignation among the
Last night a number of local lodges ot
the American Railroad Union paseed reso
lutions denouclng tbe action of tbe Federal
officer' and decided to participate in a
mass-meeting called for Saturday night.
A number ot speakers have been selected
and a number of resolutions nave been
prepared for submission to-the mars-meeting.
It is the Intention of tbe leaders to
present the case by memorial to Washington.
It Is said an effort will be made to start
an anti-railroad movement for the purpose
of electing as members ot tbe next legislat
ure only such men as are opposed to the
Southern Pacific Tbe mass-meeting prom
ises to be an enthusiastic gathering.
At the same meetings resolutions will be
adopted denouncing Oen. Graham, In com
mand of the troops at the presidio, for hav
ing ordered an inscription placed on a mon
ument in tbe Government cemetery to the
effect that the burled soldiers were mur
dered by strikers.
It Is also the intention to ask for an order
from the Secretary of War for the oblitera
tion of the obnoxious words C. P. Hunting
ton and Gen Graham will both be Invited to
attend-and address the meeting if tbey so
Libel Case Postponed.
Tbe case ot libel against Mr. Andrew J.
Boysr, "editor' of the United American, was
called in-tbe 'police .court before, ,Judg
Mills this morning, and at the request of the
defendant, It.'wasaHowedto go over for
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Post-office Contractors Decline
to Lay a Flooring.
MEN MUST TAKE THE BISK
Superintendent' Klnscy Will Mnke
Another Demand and Work WU1
Cease If It In Not Complied Wltli.
Architect Aiken Says It Can Be
If Thorp & Bond, tbe New Tork contrac
tors for tbe city postorfice building, can
help it, the workmen will have no protec
tion from a recurrence of sucb accidents
as that which last week resulted In the
death of Charles Beach. "
This much was settled to-day, when a"
letter was received from tbe firm refusing
to lay a temporary flooring. 'What the out
come will be remains to be seen. Tho tragic
occurrence ot last Friday afternoon has
thoroughly aroused the nion, and they
have behind them In their demand for pro
tection the supervising architect and llr.
Klmcy, superintendent of construction.
llr. Klnsey wrote a letter on Tuesday
last to the contractors in New Tork call
ing attention to tbe unfortunate death of
Charles Beach, and demanded that tbey
take proper precautions In tbe future for
tbe safety of tbe men, as required by the
plans and specifications.
"When seen by a Times reporter this
morning be said he was very much sur
prised to-day to receive a letter from tbo
contractors. In which they positively re
fused to do anything further In tbe premi
ses, claiming tbat tbe specifications did
not require them to lay a temporary
floor for tbe safety of tbe men at work
on the building, and those engaged In the
work would bave to assume all risks.
They characterized Mr. KInsey's re
quest as botb absurd and unreasonable,
saying that every week tberc were con
structed In New fork buildings of far
greater magnitude and importance tban
tbe Washington Foitoffice and no such
precaution was taken or even requested.
KINSEX WILL JNBIBf:
Mr. Klnscy will write a letter. to-day,
in reply to the one received, which he wis
submit to Supervising Architect of the
"I will not mince words with them this
time," said be, "but will demand tbat the
flooring be laid at once before I will order
work to proceed on tbe eighth' story. As
tbey seem to bave no regard for hum an life
anefsafety, by the tone of their letter, I win
see if compulsory methods cannot bo
brought to bear to secure immediate action.
The cost of tbe flooring would be merely
nominal, and I am satisfied that tbe con
tractors could secure better work from the
men employed if tbey would insure them
protection. No man Is going to take any
risk when be knows his life Is in danger."
Architect Aiken was seen at his office,
and while be said tbat he had received no
communication from Superintendent
Klnsey on the subject, he felt sure that
the specifications, which are-most explicit
in requiring Messrs. Thorp & Bond, tbe
contractors, to pro!de safe and suitable
scaffolding would bave to be lived up to.
POLICEMAN COTTEIVS SON.
Body of the Boy Killed at Bobb's
The body of the young white boy who was
killed at Robb's crossing, near Four Mile
Run, Ta., last evening by a passing-train,
was to-day identified as tbat ot Thomas' B.
Cotter, son ot Policeman Cotter, of tbe
bathing beach. The body was identified
by bis brother, John Cotter, and the father
left for Alexandria this afternoon.
Brightest andr-best Js fae Sunday
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His Excellency William McKinley, Jr.
QUEEN VICTORIA SPEAKS
Formal Opening of Houses of
Commons. and Lords.
TOPICS TOUGHED UP TO DATE
Chinese and Armenian, Outrages
Sharply Commented Upon by Her
Majesty, aud She Oently SnsKcats
tbe Acquirement of a Little More
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London, Aug. IB TtfeHouseof Commons
met at 2 o'clock,tb1s afternoon, and were
at once summoned by the usher o t the Black
Rod to the House of Lords to hear the read
ing of the Queen's speech, which was as
follows: . g
"Tbe communications which I receive
from foreign powers assure me of tbe
continuance ot tbelr good wlU. I am
happy to say that no International com
plication has arisen'in any quarter that Is
calculated toendangcr tbe peace of Europe.
Tbe war between China and Japan which
was In progress at the. opening of the last
session has been brought to a conclusion
by a peace, which, I trust, will be enduring.
I bave observed strict neutrality during
the war and have not taken any action
In respect thereto, except such as appeared
likely to be favorable to a termination of
THE CHINESE OUTRAGES.
"I deeply regret to say that most atro
cious outrages upon a body of English mis
sionaries have been reported in the prov
ince of Fukien, China. In reply to an
earnest representation, addressed to the
Chinese government by my directions,
active measures, which. I trust will prove
effective, are being taken to punish the
murderers and all who were in anyvde
gree responsible tor these crimes.
"Internal troubles, which hare broken
out In the Armenian districts of Asiatic
Turkey have "been attended with horrors
which bave moved the indignation of the
Christian nations of Europe generally, and
my people especially. My ambassador and
the ambassadors ot tbe Emperor of Russia
and the President ot the French republic,
acting together, have suggested to the
government of the Sultan ot the reforms
which. In their 'opinion, are necessary to
prevent the recurrence of constant dis
order. These proposals are now being
considered by the Sultan and I am anxiously
awaiting his decision.
"A resolutloirtbas been passed by both
houses of the Parliament ofthe Cape of
"VOood Hope proposing that the adjacent
crown colony or .pecnuonaiana enouiu ue
incorporated' with Cape Colony. I signi
fied that I was willing to consider favor
ably an act for Iha purpose, provided it
contained proper safeguards & my inter
ests and those of my native subjects, es
pecially as regards their lands, the liquor
traffic and the maintenance of their, own
system of Justice. I received satisfactory
assurances on these matters, and an act has
been passed by the C jpe Parliaments which
I have reason to expect will fulfill my re
"Gentlemen of tbej House! of Commons:
The estimates for trie" service year which
were not voted" bytbe last Parliament
will be laid before yoii
'liy Lords and dentlenien: At this
season of tbe "yeyj ft will probably be
found.more.ciinrenlent to defer until an
other" session! the consideration ot any
lmporta'nlegltlatlyg matters, exceptthose
necessary to provide or tbe administrative
cbarges'of "the year."!
charges of the yeai
Tne;Preslia)tt M-day appointed John
Rl GrJoWejioslihaster at Houma, La , vice
M.KWalllsBinmiESlon expired fc.-
FIRED UPOJU SCHOOKER
Rash Act of Venezuelan Coast
Guard Vessel .on High Seas.
SHOOTS AT BBITISH: .FLAG
The Flag Is Hnn to tho Mast
head, Bnt the Vessel Keeps Up
Its Xtrlng Until tbe Schooner
Heaves to Possible International
Barbadoes, West Indies, July 29.
Breaches of International law like 1111
busterlng expeditions seem to be on the
Increase in the Carribbean Sea and the latest
as well as one likely to attract very con
siderable attention In both hemispheres. Is
the firing noon a British schooner, in
British waters, by a Venezuelan gunboat.
July 15, tbo foot that Venezuelan gunboats
were cruising In British waters off the
Island of Trinidad, and was seriously in
terrupting the sailing craft employed In
tbe regular trade between that colony and
The Venezuelans seem to have a free band
for the time being; for, although tbe facts
ot several cases where the Venezuelans
had stopped vessels trading into Trinidad
wero reported to tbe Trinidad government,
no steps were taken either by the Trinidad
authorities or tbo Imperial government to
put a stop thereto, and now the British gov
ernment will have to accept with the best
grace possible the humiliating fact that
a British vessel, owned by a British subject
and manned by a British crew, has been
fired upon while the British ensign was
flying from the masthead, and that the lives
ot these British subjects were In the hands
ot tbe commander of a warship belonging
to a nation well known to be on any other
tban friendly relations with England.
Tbe schooner Ellen, which is owned
and sailed by Capt, Truxlljo, aj Britisher,
and registered at Trinidad, has passed
under the muzzle of Venezuelan gunboats,
and, though the captain sent tbe English
flag to his mizzen masthead, the Vene
zuelans simply ignored It, Continuing tbelr
thing, renting tbe sails ot tbe British
vessel In several places, and declined to
cease firing till tbe British vessel had
"hove to" and allowed tbe Venezuelan
cruiser to come alongside.
Capt. Truxlllo has Just reported as
above to tbe harbormaster at Port of
Spain. He was asked to make a sworn
declaration of tbe facts as stated, which
be immediately did.
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Tbe captain explains that he was on a
voyage out from Trinidad, to tbe Venezue
lan porrof Maturin, and when within two
miles ot Trinidad a Venezuelan Guarda
Costa cruiser fired a shot at bis vessel.
A British ensign was sent up on the mizzen
mast head, but no notice was taken ot it.
He kept the vessel on Its course, believing
it would Le all right, when the Venezuelan
sent a shot through tbe schooner's sails.
There were several passengers on board
and they, as well as the crew, became
so Beared that they threw themselves down
upon the deck to escape the shot which was
raking the vessel. He was compelled to
"heave to" and the Venezuelan came along
side. Capt. Truxlllo, the passengers and
crow:, were forced to enter a small boat
and were kept there tor nearly four hours,
when they were again released. In the
meantime the Venezuelans bad searched
the ship, but finding nothing to detain her,
they were allowed to continue the voyage.
Tbe captain says had it not been for the
earnest entreaties ot his passengers, he
would havereturncd and laid a complaint
with his government, but he lost no time
In doing so when be returned.
' Cant. TruxElo adds that before leaving
Trinidad, v he bad not only obtained his
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papers from tbe custom boose, but also
tbe certificate of tbe Venezuelan consu
lar agent. The Trinidad government has
reported the matter to tbe colonial office,
London, and tba sequel Is anxiously
JIM COHBETT MAIUILED.
Weddod To-dny to tho Woman Who
Asbury Park, N. J., Aug. 15. Tbe Cor
bet t cottage, corner of Seventh and Emery
streets, was the sccno of a quiet wedding
this morning. Chan-plon James J. Corbett
was married to Miss Jessie Taylor, of
Tha bride Is known by the name of Vera
3od. Corbett returned from Buffalo
norntng and made up his mind to get
rrled. . S
Corbett Invited only three of his Asbury
Park friends, and kept tbe proposed mar
riage so quiet that evea'YVilliam A. Brady,
bis manager, knew nothing of It. Justice
John A. Borden, of Asbury Park, per
formed tbo ceremony.
The ceremony was very short, and when
It was through Corbett clasped his bride in
bis arms aud LIssed her a dozen times.
REAL ESTATE' FREEZE ODT
Queer Transactions Alleged Against
Howard F. Johnson.
Salt Brought to Recover Lots Which
He Is Charged With Selling
to Different Parties.
Fulton and Edwards, as lawyers for
William A. Murray, of the Agricultural
Department, to-day filed s. bill 1 n equity
In theBuprem Court of the District against
Miss Hannah L. Kelly, of No. 1763 P street
northwest, and James Madlgan, for breach
of contract and to compel them to refund
certain moneys paid In part for certain
small lots in Ashland and Kelly's sub
division of College Park, Md.
The lots In question were sold by Howard
F. Johnson, of No. 1316 Thirteenth street
northwest, who is Miss Kelly's sole agent
and manager, and who Mr. Murray accuses
of false representations and fraudulently
attempting to declare that his, ilurrayV.
contract void, and aU the payments made
thereon, amounting to $116, forfeited.
Johuson Is also accused In the bill of
B"llltB tbo f.nio lot to several different
people and collecting from them severally
ou the same Tot at the same time.
The full price ot tbe lots In question Is
$160 each, of which $60 of tbe first
money on each lot Is retained by John
son as his commission, Ml& Kellj taking
all tbe cbauces of getting the remaining
$100 for tbo property at the rate ot $1
a week. -
, Tho bill says Johnson is assiduous in
bis collections and attentions upon the
purcbas9rs of lots Until be has collected
nearly tbe full amount ot bis commissions,
when bis calls relax and then hj Seers out
of the way until the purchaser Is more
than four weeks in arrears, wren, accord
ing to the terms ef tho contract, he Is
empowered to declare the lots and all
money paid thercoa forfeited."
Murray avers that In the present case he
has not been In arrears, and has several
times offered the money due on his lots to
Johnson, which he has persistently re
fused to accept, under various pretexts.
until the required four weeks had elapsed,
when Johnson told Murray his lots and
money were forfeited. Murray says that
Johnson also told him that one ot his lots
had been sold by him In March lost to James
Maillicau.ot Georgetown, who Is also made
a defendantlnthlscase.and Johnson .de
clares the bill, admits receiving money
xsii uolu puicba&erc un the tiame lot at the
same time, and this was done in anticipa
tion ot the forfeiture of tho lots.
Lawyer Fulton says he has beard of sev
eral similar cases in connection with
Tbe complainant prays for an Injunction
against Mks Kelly to restrain her from exe
cuting any deed to tbe lots In question pend
ing a settlement of this suit. Murray wants
bis money refunded in full or the full amount
paid, $116, credited on one lot. In accord
ance with Mr. Johnson's promises and agrees
ment. Johnson, as Miss Kelly's agent and
manager, refuses to doellber of these things.
Miss Kelly, It is alleged, has not received
any of Murray's money, as It has all been
retained by Johnson.
MA KYL.I.VU KCrUBLICANS.
They Get Down to Business nt Cam
Cambridge, Md , Aug. 15. Everything
-was hot in Cambridge to-day. The delegates
and visitors to the Republican Eta to con
vention bad but little sleep last night, and
therefore suffered more than ordinarily
from the intense heat. To add to the dis
comfort of the large majority, there was
but little to quench thirsts.
Tbe local option feature .of the town was
very generally condemned as being an
unsatisfactory adjunct to a hot State
Bonds paraded tbe streets at irregular in
tervals tbroughout the night and kept up the
enthusiasm ot the workers for the respective
candidates. This morning the crowd of
outers was augmented through the arrival
of large delegations from Baltimore. Seven
hundred persons came down on a specially
chartered steamer to "whoop It up" for
Hon. Lloyd Lowndes.
The Lowndes slate up to the time the con
vention met remained tbe samo as was fore
cast in these dispatches last night: Lloyd
Lowndes, for governor; Harry McCIabaugb,
for attorney general, and a man from the
Eastern Sbore district for comptroller.
The Eastern Shore men, however, failed to
unite on a candidate and came Into tbe con
vention after hobnobbing with one another
for hours without having reached a de
elalon. Duo to -Natural Canses.
An autopsy, held to determine the causes
which led to the death ot M.Lyons, was held'
this morning" at his late residence, on Penn-'
svlvanla avenue, between Ninth and Tenth
streets. Dr. Sterling Rutfln, acting dep-
uty coroner, who conducted the post-mortem
examination .found that death resulted from
a congestion of the brain and lungs, re
sulting from causes unknown.
It Wants Luxemburg.
Berlin, Auj. 16. The Lokal Anzeiger
etroriIy advUcs Germany to annex the
grand duchy of Luxemburg, which, by the
London treaty or -1C7, wa3 declared J
neutral territory, and.to- fortify the capital -so
thaf Btrasbarx, Mttx; and' Lufwuz
win be imprscBafert twrtrsaiea,
WATERS HUNTS BAMAGEJ
Validity of the. Garbage
to Be Tested.
POLICE COUBT CONVICTION-
It May Lead to a Heavy Salt Against
tho Dealt li Department Several
Cases-Tried Before Judge Scott
and Various Offenders Found Guilty
ot Breaking the Hnle.
The first prosecutions under the new
garbage regulations came up before Judge
Scott In tbe police court to-day.
A copy of the regulations was furnished
some time ago to each household in tho
District, and since that time the health
off iceinspectors have been active in looking
for those who failed to comply with them.
Several citizens were in court to-day on
Informations sworn out by George W.
Howe, of the health office.
Mr. Josph J. Waters was the first one,
charged wltb falling to obey the regulations,
in not providing a suitable reccptocle'foj
tbe garbage. He pleaded guilty and
wanted ta' contest the validity of the law.
Judge Scott fined him $5 and ordered
him to provide tbe metal, waterproof
receptacle required by the regulations.
George Freeman was charged with fail
leg to number bis back gato to corres
pond with the number ot his house, and
not providing a suitable receptacle. He
compUd with the regulations after the
Information was filed, however, and be
Luke Corning also failed to provide a
receptacle- sucb as the regulations require,
and John W, Smith failed- to number his
back gate. Their personal bond? were taken
to comply Immediately with the regulations.
WILL TEST THE LAW.
Mr. JoseDh J. Waters, a prominent at
torney of Georgetown, called at the Dis
trict .Building to-day with a complaint
Rralcst tbe health office authorities for
causing his arrest under the new garbage
regulations, for falling to provide a gar
bage receptacle as" provided In section 3.
He Stated that he proposed to ask the Com
missioners to remit tbe fine of $15 im
n. jX bv the po.l.; court, and in case the
request Is refused he will sue each ln
uiv.daut concerned in his arrest upon
a plea ot damages.
33s. Waters claims tbat the officers did
not proceed in a legal way in the matter,
and he propes,Jt necessary ,toltei(t, Uit
point. "" - -
TEls Is the first case tried for violation
of tbe new regulations.a copy of which It
supposed to bang In everrirtcben.
Tbe requirements are numerous and fail
ure to comply with either subjects the of
fenler to the penalty prescribed in section
10 , which Is a fine of not lees than $5 nor
more tban $50 fur each violation", or Im
prisonment, In case ot default, for not ex
ceeding thirty days.
The receptacle prescribed, which alr.
Waters Is alleged to bave been without,
must be of certain capacity and made of
metal, and must be placed at tbe back
gate, accessible to the collectors. It is
charged that he had a wooden vessel in
stead. He said several vessels had been stolea
from him, and that he had not bad time to
provide the proper receptacle, but that, in
any event, bis arrest was not made nor bis
trial conducted in accordance with law.
WANTS A JURY TRIAL.
Mr. Waters says be was entitled to a Jury
trial, which right was denied him. In re
sponse to this the health department officers
Bay tbat he did not demand a Jury trial
until after he had made his plea in court,
and that under the rules of practice hj
could not then claim the privilege.
Mr. Waters deplored the fact that thf
right of appeal from the police court had
been abolished, but proposes to carry tht
case to a higher court nevertheless In hlf
suit for damages, provided tbe Commission
ers decline to Interpose.
Should he carry out his expressed Intern
tloa there will be a complete ventlllatloif,
ot the garbage regulations, and, being a tcs(
case, tbe remit will be awaited with great
PUERTO PIUA'CXPE BESIEGED.
Gomez Pushing tho Rebellion and
Whipping the Spaniards.
New Tort, Aug. 15. Advices from Nu
e vitas, Cuba, state that tbe town of Puerto
Principe is besieged by Gen. MaxlmoGomes
wltb anarmyof 6,500men,wellarmi;ona
Held 'piece, and 600 spearmen. Tbe In
vestment bad lasted two weeks on Aut
gust 5, and the capitulation was expected
at any moment. .
The Spanish troops, under Hello, mad
sorties on July 25, 27, and 28, and suffered
a repulse each day, although on July 27 the
- niards rallied after being driven undo
cover of the wooden forts outside the city,
and mode a charge upon the insurgents.
Tbe final effort ot the Spanish forces
was made with great vigor, and the la
surgents were forced to retreat to the woods.
Mcllo failed to follow "up tbe advantage
gamed, because he feared tbat the retreat
ot the Insurgents was made for tbe purpose
of drawing htm away from the sheltering
cover of his fortress.
Brightest aud bent Is the Sunday
TlmcM, UO pages for 3 ceut!
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
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