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THE EVENING TIMES, SJPPBDAT, AUGUST 81, 1895s.
We invite you to
call and inspect our
beautiful fall stock,
consisting of the
choicest and newr
est designs in Par
lor, Bedroom, and
as well as Carpets
in exquisite pat
terns, Rugs, Bed
ding, Iron Bed
WASH. B. WILLIAMS,
7th and D Streets.
HALL IS ON PHOHATION.
rngh Will Prosecute If He Does
Not Keep Ilia Word.
Frosecuting Attorney Pugh, In talking
about the case of Frank F. Hall, tbe sa
loonkeeper at Seventh and K streets Boutli
wet, a case against whom lie was stilted to
bare nolle pressed, said that the account
of tbe affair published In The Morning Times
wassubstantlally correct wlththeexceptlon
of the nolle pros.
No case had ever been made against Hall,
as the records of the courts would show.
The Information in the case, which was
safflclent to make out a splendid case,
was now In bis office. Hall bad been ac
quitted by juries on several occasions, and
Mr. Fugh, remembering this, thought that
be knew of a better course than prosecution.
He extracted from Hall a promise that he
would keep the la w.
"Now If ho does not," said Mr. Fugh,
"I propose to proceed against him, not only
In this case, the affidavit of complaint c
which I have in my office, but also In the
event of his being caught again, toprosecute
blm for a second conviction, and thereby,
as is provided in section 13 of the excise
law, for the forfeiture of his license, and the
excise board is furthermore prohibited from
granting him a permit to sell liquor for the
psrlod of two years."
Charges were preferred against Officer
Broer by Lieut. Vernon on the charge of
flotation of tbe police manual by allegedly
riving Information to the press. Attorney
Shoemaker, of the Anti-Saloon League, will
fall the attention of tbe Commissioners' to
BIBKHIMER IS VINDICTIVE.
lie Appeal to Lamoitt Hegnrdlngtbe
It Is evident tbat Lieut. Birkhtmer has
determined to resist all efforts to secure a
commutation of sentence for Private Gill,
wbo was recently sentenced to four years'
Imprisonment for assaulting blm.
JJeut. Birkljlmer wrote a letter to Ad
jutant General Raggies, which was re
ferred to Secretary Lamont, In which be
calU attention to an Inclosed newspaper
clipping couttlnlng a copy of tbe petition
signed by many formermembers of tbe War
pepartment Signal Corps, criticising
Lieut. Birkbimer's conduct while they
were associated with him, and asking for
a mitigation of Private Gill's sentence.
Lieut. Blrkbiroer urges that these criti
cisms are unjust and calculated to do blm
lasting Injury. Inviewoftbefacttbatalarge
proportion of those wbo signed the petition
are now in tbe government service, having
been transferred from tbe Signal Corps to
tbe Weat.-r Bureau, he requests Secre
tary Lamont to reprove them for their ac
tion, which, he alleges, will bring the army
Commandant Closson, of tbe Washington
Barracks, Indorses tbe letter. No intl
matlonbasbeenglvenof Secretary Lamonfs
Duimock Killing Was Murder. -
The Department of Justice has received
from the United States district attorney
nn official reports of the Bannock Indian
investigation. The report is dated August
23, and set out In clear terms tbat the kill
lngof the Indian Tanqga was a cold-blooded
murder, and further that Constable Man
ning and bis posse deliberately tempted the
Indians to try and escape in order to bae
an excuse for hilling them, and that the Ban
nocks were justified in taking tbe stand
tbey did in the premises.
Tliey Wunt More LIj;lit.
Tbe Protective Belief Association of
South Washington, recently organized by
colored citizens, met last night at Reholiatti
BaptKt Church. The question of haling
electric lights in streets now dark was
delated, and it was decided to appoint a
committee to wait upon tbe Commissioners.
The report of the committee on permanent
organization was received. A committee
was appointed to draft a constitution and
bylaws, and the meeting adjourned, after
electing several prominent colored people
as members. -
TV. C. T. U.'s Annual Meeting.
The next annual meeting of the District
TV. C. T. U. will be held In this city about
September 27. Tbe -work of the past year
has lieen unusually fruitful and the reports
to be submitted will indicate progress in
rach of the twenty-four distinct depart
ments tinder which the local work Js con
ducted. Morning Times.
Are You Already s Subscriber
to the Morning Times?
PROF. FANCIOLLI EXPLAINS
He Will Try and Have' the Marine
Band in Line Monday.
Plasterers and Oilier Assemblies Met
mid Many Hecelvo .Tbelr
A special meeting of Plasterers' Assem
bly, No. 1C44. K. L., was held 'in the hall
at tbe corner of Fi'ur-and-a-half street and
Pennsylvania avenue, last evening to con
sider tbe band question. Prof Fanclulli
appeared before them and clearly slated his
position In the matter.
They will meet to-morrow and let Prof.
Fancullll hear from them after their meet
ing. From talk had with various mem
bers of the riaslerers' Union, Prof Fanclulli
has denied the impression that they do not
believe that he acted in had faith and that
the prospect is that harmonious relations
will be restored between himself-and that
The uniforms for Labor Day were given
out to the members last evening.
'Mr. W. O. Miller, one of the committee
on the parade for the riate Printers, called
at The Times office last night to make a
statement in reference to tbe disagreement
between Prof. Fanclulli and the Plate
Printers and Plasterers, as given in The
A meeting of the committee of the Plate
Trlnters was held yesterday afternoon after
which Mr.MIllermot Tror. FanctuUL There
were seteral of tbe riate" Printers -present
at the interview. Trof. Fanclulli stated to
these gentlemen that after the publications
it was his dut v and desire to straighten out
tbe inattcraud to remove tbebad impressions
they had gi en concerning hie conduct.
In order to remove the imuresslon tht
professor said that he was quite willing to
have the band appear in the line on Monday
morning until the time when It was ne
cessary to leave the city and take the train
for Philadeluliia at 11:30 a. m.
After hearing what Prof. Fanclulli bad
to sav the men expressed themselves as
satisfied, that thev believed the misunder
standing arose from unavoidable circum
stances, and desired to let the hard feelings
A special meeting of Bricklayers' Union,
No. 1, was called In the hall, corner of
Seventh aiut L streets, last night, and the
new hats for Labor Day were distributed.
There were 311 hats given out last evening
and about 200 remain jet to be taken.
Tbe ball will be open from 8 to 1 1 o'clock
this evening and after 8 o'clock Sunday
morning for the distribution of uniforms.
The hatsarefurnished by Kccnan Brothers
and are strictly union made. They are of a
drab bue and made of serviceable felt.
A report of tbe committee appointed to
investigate the rumor that non-union labor
uniforms was submitted. The members of
Ibis committee were: C. TJ. Hesler, F. Ma-
caullff. J. B. Dowell. W. R. Fisher and
Frank Burgden. Statements made by both
tbe committee and the representatives of
Loeb &. Hirsb. the makers of the uniforms,
showed conclusively that they were union,
The Moslacand EucautticTileLaycrs.No
1191, K. or L, met last night at tbeir
hall, 1314 E street northwest. Arrange
ments were completed for the Labor Day
parade. Tbe members will ursemble to a
man at 8 o'clock In the ball. W. E. Thomp
son was chosen tuarsbal of tbe assembly
for tbe occasion.
The placing of tbe Eckington and Sol
diers Home Railroad Company on the
"unfair list" was indorsed by the organi
zation. The men pledged themselves not to
smoke any cigars tbat did not bear tbe
union blue label.
Aueutbuslasticnieetingof tbe Journeymen
Hous" Pointers L. A., 1798, was held last
evening at Harris' Hall, corner D and
Seventh street northwest, to perfect final
arrangements for Labor Day celebration.
The committee on uniforms reported
everything In readiness, and It is expected
tha', over 100 men will be In line. The
uniforms ordered from Sweet & Orr have
arrived, and will be one of tbe features of
the parade. A handsome floral symbolic
of the trade has also been secured.
Mr William Beron. one of tbe oldest
painters In tbe District, will head the
painters' column, carrying a large United
Mr. William L. Ballev was elected mar
shal, and Mr. Michael J. Hynes assistant
marshal. .The former will act as aide
to Marshal Whittemoro In charge of the
third division of the parade.
A rtgularniecting of the FJet trlcal Work
ers Union was held last evening at-
Schwartz's Hall, No. 837 Seventh street
uorthvest. President J. M. Bergcr In the
Messrs. I. Brown. I. J. Swann. A.,Jobn
son. Josenb R. McClink and Alexander
Polvret were elected and installed new
members and application for active mem
bership from Mr. John H. Hoffockcr was
acted on favorably and Mr. W. E. Beagle
reinstated to active membership.
A letter was received fiom Mr. A. F.
Tcnnllle. clothier. No. 709 Seventh street,
staling that the work done ou his building
by tbe members of the Electrical Union
was perfectly satisfactory. The union
adopted a resolution recommend In g Mr. Ten
nllle for the patronage of union men.
Tbe action of the Tailors' Union in plac
ing Morton C. Stout & Co., clothiers, on the
unfair list was unanimously indorsed.
The Electrical Workers will assemble at
837 Seventh, at 8 a. m., on Labor Day
preparatory to taking tbelr place In tbe
Tbe committee on convention adjourned
to meet again Friday next at Schwartz's
Uall. No. 837 Seventh street, at 8 p. m.
LITTLE 1IED SCHOOLHOUSE.
Marshal McIIugh Says It Will Not Be
In regard to tbe statement that a float in
tbe Labor Day Parade would carry a "Lit
tle Red Schoolbouse," now being prepared
at the Botanical Gardens especially for
tbe occasion. Marshal McHugh says:
"All I know about It Is tbat
Messrs. Keitbley and Drecbsler calletl
M is Tear SMpiions at lie Cwblutiti Rata 3,000 Colons &r SO Call
on me and asked permission to Introduce
what tbey described as an educational
feature Into the Labor Day pageant. As
suming that tbe idea was to Ulustrato either
tbe local or national public ccbool system
I cheerfully acceded to their request.
"I had no knowledge of the 'Little Red
School House' as a decorative feature of
tbeir float. I say now, after a full knowl
edge Dt tbe Intention ot these gentlemen,
tbat there shall be no 'Little Red School
House', In our parado and I shall notify
tnem personally that they may as well ccaso
tbo construction of their float with tbe Idea
of presenting It lu tbe Labor Day procession.
"I have no Idea of permitting the repeti
tion in Washington of tbe disgraceful scenes
of tho Fourth of July celebration in Bos
ton, or of offering tho opportunity for pre
cipitating a riot or making any disturbance
that would ruin tha pleasures of Labor Day."
Mr. Kcltblcy has heretofore stated that
tbe float in question had nothing to do with
any organization, and that ho bad furnished
tbo material for it himself.
Mr. Drecbsler said that he remembered
tbe riots In Boston which were brought.on
by tbe "Little Red Scboolhousc," but
maintained that they would not be re
peated here as thlB was not an affair of
tbat kind. He said that be had no con
nection with tbe A. P. A.
ENGINES CltASU TOGETIIEU.
Nineteen Cura nnd Tlielr Contents
All traffio on tbe Soutbern Railway
north of Clifton, Vs., was suspended fo
elgbt hours yesterday by a wreck a few
miles south of tbat place. The Chesapeake
and Oblo passengers from the West were
also delayed while the wreckage was
being cleared away, and many citizens
here were anxious about friends wbo
were on tbe tialn.
By a misunderstanding of orders freight
train No. 46, coming north, and an extra
freight. No. 521, couth-bound, came to
gether about 2:30 p. m. Both engines and
nineteen cars were badly smashed. Tbe
Iocs is placed at $300,000. George Wilker-
son, Walter Garvin and a fireman, all em
ployes of the Southern, were slightly hurt.
The engineer ot the north-bound train was
Thomas King, and tbe conductor, George
Wilkerson:ofthcsouth bound, William Smith
was conductor, and Walter Oun in, engineer.
Mr. Garvin either misunderstood or forgot
bis running orders.
He was told to take the siding at Clifton
to let tbenorthbound freight passbutlnstcad
he ran ahead on the main track. It was
not until No. 46 was fairly upon blm
tbat be knew what be had done. Both the
engineers then put on the air-brakes and
reversed tbeir engines. It was of no avail.
Tbe engines crashed Into each other but
before they came together all of both crews
bad Jumped and no one was hurt seriously
The work of clearing away the wreckage
began within an hour, but it .required bard
work till 10 p. m. to make way for the
resumption of traffic. Six trains were
standing at various points, waiting to get
through when the track was finally cleared.
The first to pass was No. 13 from the North:
A large crowd gathered at the Baltimore
& Potomac depot at midnight to see the
C. & O. train come in, and were relieved
to see their friends safe, although it had
previously been reported no one was badly
hurt In the accident, and that no passenger
train had suffered In the least.
THEIH OFFICERS INSTALLED.
Patriotic Sentiment Pervaded tbe
Ceremony ut G. II. Thomas Corps.
The pub'ic Installation ot officers of
the new G. H.Thomas Corps, No. 11, W.R.
C, was celebrated last evening at Mel
ford Hall, corner Eighth and I streets
northeast, with Imposing ceremonies. The
new officers and charter members had met
the day before with the officers of the post
and completed tbe organization, Mrs. Mary
M. North being the Instituting officer.
The meeting was called to order by P"6t
Commander Thos. B. Crisp, who Introduced
Mrs. Hamilton, tbe Installing officer. The
ceremony was Immediately proceeded with,
and as each new corps officer was installed
tbe respective post officers vacated tbelr
Mrs. R. B. Meacbam, the president, then
started the speech-making by thanking the
members for the honor bestowed upon her,
and she was followed by several sisters
and comrades, wbo In their turn had some
thing new to say. The meeting was very
patriotic in splrti, the remarks of Mrs. I.
W. Bail and Rev. Honn being particularly
The new officers are as follows: Mrs. R.
B. Meacbam, president: Mrs. Mary Honn,
senior vice-president: Mrs. Mary Thatcher,
chaplain; Mrs. Mamie Dorsey, conductor;
Mrs. Amanda Houcben, assistant conductor.
Mrs. LUlle Ross, guard; Mrs. E. C. Llttle
john, assistant guard; Mrs. C. Eernhardy,
LOWNDES IS SANGUINE.
He Tells the Union Club That Mary
land Is Heiiuhllcan.
The Republicans ot the Dlsttict turned
out last night in strong numbers to attend
tbe first public meeting of the Union.Club
in the parlors ot Wlllard's Hotel.
Hon. Thomas J. Lasler, president of the
club, presided, and speeches were made by
Col. William A. Cook, ex-Govs. Fletcher,
of Missouri; Hart, of Oblo; Hon. Lloyd
Lowndes, the Republican candidate for
Governor ot tbe State of Maryland, and
Tbe presence of Mr. Lowndes created con
siderable enthusiasm. Mr. Lowndes said
the Republicans of Maryland bad Just
opened tbe greatest political fight ever
waged lu the history of tbat State. The
Democrats, he said, were putting at work
tbelr best material, and bad for tbelr
manager tbe shrewdest politician in the
State, a man who has held the State in
bis grasp for twenty-five years, and
would not let go without the greatest
struggle. Tbe Republicans, be thought,
were in excellent fighting condition, while
the Democrats were terribly divided, and
many of them openly refuse to support
tbelr party's candidate.
Mrs. Snaggs I wish I knew something
that would help me keep cool.
Mr. Snaggs Have you tried lemon aid?
Delivered to any fart of tht a'ly.
ADMIRAL BUNCE'S FLEET
Beoretary Herbert Will Increase It
by Adding Several .Vessels.
Pleasant Chat With tbe Head ot the
Navy Upon His Hot urn to tbe
City Last Night.
"Arrangements nre'belng perfected look
ing toward Increasing Admiral Dunce's
squadron, and when they are comploted
be will have an adequate fleet to carry
out tile programme of naval maneuvers
which has been prepared."
This statement was made by Secretary
Herbert last, night to a Times' representa
tive. The Secretary returned to the city
at 6 30 o'clock last night from a leu
Weeks' Inspection trip of the navy yards
of the north utlantlc coast and of Admiral
Bunco's fleet. When the Secretary left
Washington on the Dolphin eafly in July,
the effects of bis confinement at the de
partment were plainly apparent. His
trip has done him n world of good. lie Is
brown and hearty looklngand Is thoroughly
able to meet the arduous duties be will
now be called upon to perform.
"When I left here," the Becretary said,
"I went to Norfolk, where I made an In
spection of the navy yard. Finding every
thing there in a tatlrfactory condition I
went to New York. In addition to making
an inspection of the yard there, I conferred
with Admiral Dunce In regard to bis pro
gramme of naval maneuvers. This matter
was arranged ratlsractorily and I thin
left for Newport, where I waited for tbj
squadron, Newport being the first place
on Its itinerary where it was to stop.
"From tbe moment the squadron left tbe
New York yard It has engaged In fleet ma
neuvers. Upon its arrival at Newport boat
drills occurred and landing parlies were
made. Upon tbedepartureof the squadron
for Bar Harbor, Me., I weut on board tbe
cruiser New Yurk and made tbe trip with
her. The fleet engaged In evolutions of
a'l kinds, fog and signal drills, and great
gun practice, and tbe benefit of the exercise
was plainly apparent upon the day of our
arrival a tBarllarbor. I came to New York
on the Dolphin, arriving there this morn
ing. I left New York for Washington this
"It is my Intention to Increase tbe squad
ron by tbe addition of the Texas, Columbia,
Aiiipbltrltc and Undine, when the last
named vesel is placed In commission.
This will be a large enough fleet to per
mit of extcnslt-c maneuvers."
They, Are Charged With Murder lu
A telegram has been received at the
State Department from Mr. Prlugle, United
States charge d' affaires in Guatemala,
stating that C. C. Goff and Robert P.
Breckinridge, American citizens charged
with murder, have been released on ball.
Goff is an old-lime Oblo and Mississippi
River steamboat-engineer, and for thirty
years ran between Pittsburg and New
Orleans. Breckinridge is a nephew of ex
Congressman W. C. P. Breckinridge, ot
Tbe murder with which the two men are
charged was committed on July 9th last
at Livingston, Guatemala. Tbe victim was
a Mr. Brooks, cashier of what is known as
the Agency Company, which bad offices at
tbat place, and Goff and Breckinridge were
employes ot tbe concern.
Both accused men occupied tbe same
building with the cashier, and when tht
murder was discovered tbey and other
persons residing in the building were
arrested. The only evidence against Breck
inridge was tbat the pistol with which
tbe murder was committed was bis prop
erty, but be claimed that the pistol bad
been stolen from him and tbat this fact
was well known.
Breckinridge claims that there is no
evidence against Goff. Mr. Pringlo was
recently notified to see tbat both Americans
bad a fair trial.
LTJTHEK THOMPSON ELECTED.
He Succeeds Beckham as Mayor ot
Mr. Lutbcr H. Thompson was last night
chosen mayor of Alexandria by the city
council to fill tbe unexpired term ot
nearly tbree years of Mr. John G. Beck
bam, who resigned on Thursday last.
A special meeting ot tbe two wards
bad been called by the acting mayor, Mr.
Herbert Snowden, wbo after Mr. Beck
barn's resignation had been accepted was
himself placed In nomination, but de
clined tbe henor and nominated Mr.
Thompson, who was unanimously elected.
Section 8 of the corporation license law
was so amended as to Impose a tax of
$40 on all real estate auctioneers.
An ordinance requiring tbe Standard
Oil Company, when they rebuild, not to
put tbe structure within two hundred
feet of tbe city gas works, was adopted
and a resolution vesting the city en
gineer with all the powers of the super
intendent of police was also passed.
PROPERTY HOLDERS MEET.
Street Extension Association Formed
lu the Suburbs.
The property holders affected by the ex
tension ot streets along Sherman avenue
north to Irvln street; Ninth street to Grant
nvenue; Eight street to Children's Home;
Brigutwood avenue to the intersection of
Vermont avenue extended, and Vermont
avenue to Whitney Place, held a meeting
last night and a temporary organization
was effected. Mr. M. M. Holland was
elected chairman and Hugh M. Sterling,
It was the sense of the meeting that a
permanent organization should be formed
to represent the Interests of this section.
and steps were taken to this end. A map
showing the proposed street extensions
was exhibited and those present given an
opportunity to see in Just what manner
tbelr property could be affected.
Now Through Vest Ibnled Coaches Be
tween Washington and Atlanta
via Southern Hallway.
The Soutbern Railway announces that
beginning August 13 new vestibuled
coaches will be operated on its Washington
& Southwestern Vestibuled Limited be
tween Washington, D. 0., and Atlanta, Ga.,
connecting at Charlotte with through coach
in Wall Papers are com
ing in for Fall trade.
. We want to show you
the new samples before
you repaper that room.
Of course we'll call.
Carptts, Wall Paper, Window Shades,
.524 13th St. N: W.
CHANGES AMONG THE MAHISTS.
Forestler, tbo Supervisor ot tbe
Order, Sails for France
Very Rer.-B. Forestler, superior ot the
Roman Catholic Society of Mary, will sail
to-morrow-for France. He bos -lately been
appointed superior general of tbe entire
society throughout the world, and will be
stationed at the mother bouse near Parle
Father Forestler has been succeeded as
provincial by Rev. O. Renanrfler, formerly
rector of the Church or Notre Dame, Boston.
Rev. E. Dublauchy, 8. M., D, D., who lias
served for several terms as president ot the
Marisl affiliated college of tbe Catholic
University, has resigned on account of 111
health. Father Dublaochy Is at present, In
Providence Hospital, and will go to the
I) odonc Seminary, in Anne Arundel County,
Md., as soon as he Is sufficiently recovered
to endure thejouruey. Uev. J. M. Ltgrand
is the newly appointed president of tbe
Marisl Collejc. -
SHANKS WOItltY F1SHEIIMEN.
Baltimore Harbor Iiifewted With the
Baltimore, Aug. 31. A number of the
residents of Curtis Hay,, including work
men at. the sugar refinery and the old
fishermen, who have been supplying the
Baltimore markets with fish from that
part of the Fataptco River for years, are
trying to get rid of the sharks which have
inhabited tbe waters near the refinery for
a month or so.
So far three sharks have been seen there.
Twoof these arcoldones a nd measure about
eight and teu feet rcspettliely in length.
The third measures four feet.
Those who have seen the sharks say they
must have followed some large vessel up
the river, and finding that flu were plenti
ful about Curtis Bay stopped there, and
have since been living at the expense of tbe
Mr. Godfrey Euglc, thief engineer at the
sugar refinery, has bad a large steel book,
measuring eighteen inches, attached to a
rope half an inch in diameter, tied securely
to tbe pier for several days, but has not
succeeded In catching the sharks. On
the book he puts five pounds ot fresh
pork eiery day, but tbe sharks will not go
A new Idea haR struck some of the Curtis
Bay folks nnd tbey arc talking of using for
bait several of the good-for-uothlng dogs
that hne leen making so much noise tbere.
The plan is to tic u big book to one of
to let the dog swim out lu the water.
If the shark swallows the dog tbey ex
pect to pull tbe tinny monster In.
INVESTIGATING AN ESTATE.
Claims That S15O.0O0 Were Mlxap-
proprluted by an Insane Executor.
New York, Aug. 31. Justice Beekman, in
tbe supreme court, appointed Allen
W. Evarts receiver of tbe property of
Arthur Beckwitb, for tbe purpoEe of prose
cuting a claim against tbe estate of Leonard
Forbes Beckwitb, for alleged mirappro
priatlon, amounting to about $155,000.
Tbe receiver Is required to give bond of
The petition for the appointment of tbe
receiver was made by Helene Leigh, a
sister of Arthur Beckwitb, and the wife
of Francis Dudley Leigh, of London. Ar
thur Beckwitb is about forty-fix years old,
and Is a brotbpr of Leonard Forbes Beck
witb. ArthurBcckwltbandbisbrother, Leonard,
are both said to be insane. Arthur Beck
witb for some time was an lunate of tbe
Sanford Hall Asylum, at Flushing, L. I ,
under the care of Dr. J. W. Barstow.
Arthur Beckwitb was possessed of personal
property in tbe State of value of about
$400,000, and when bis ranlty was ques
tioned, his brother, Leonard F assumed
(be management ot tbe estate. Leonard,
however, became Insane alro, and Henry
Deforest Weeks was appointed Committee
ot bis estate.
It Is estimated tbat tbe misappropriation'
of Leonard Forbes Beckwitb of moneys of
the estate of bis brother, Arthur, will
amount to about $1515,000.
It. W. INMAN'S BODY FOUJfD.
Picked TJp By Boatmen In Front ot
Quarantine, 8. 1., Aug. 31. Tbe body of
R. W. Inman was picked up In front or
Protters, on South Beach, at 1:30 yesterday
byFred Fisher and F. W. Tobias, boat
men. At tbe present time tbe body is In charge
of Coroner George F Schaefer, of Bay
street, Stapleton. Tbe identifying marks
of tbe body are conclusive and there is no
doubt tbat it is that of tbe unfortunate
On one side of the gold watch in his vest
pocket are tbe Initials R. W. I. in monogram
and on tbe other side the figures 1892 In
monogram. There was also found a
numtier of letters addressed to R. W.
Inman and there is not the slightest possi
bility of a mistake in tbe identification.
In fact a particular friend of bis, Harry
Wlman, said tbat he was willing to swear
to the identity of the corpse.
WILL MAKE STEEL.
New Venture of Soutbern Manufac
turers nt Birmingham, Ala.
Birmingham, Ala., Aug. 31. The era of
successful and profitable Iron-making In
the South is to be followed by the manu
facture of steel. Experiments, It is claimed,
prove tbat steel ot the best quality can be
made cheaper in this district than at any
The operation of a small experimental
plant in this city has, it is said, demon
strated tbe commercial success ot the
undertaking. It is therefore proposed to
organize here a plant to manufacture steel
billets, plate, structural Iron and rails
from Birmingham pig by the open-hearth
basic process. Large quantities ot this
pig have been successfully handled by steel
mills at Cleveland, Pittsburg and other
HAD A. HOUGH VOYAGE.
Hbynland Made the Trip In neavy
Queens town, Aug.31. TheBelgiansteamer
Rbynland, Capt. Loeswltz, from Philadel
phia August 21 for Liverpool, arrived
here to-day. Her passengers report that
the ship experienced a terrific storm, be
ginning last Sunday night and contlnulg
until Wednesday morning. Although tha
hatches were battened down, a large
quantity of tbe water which dashed over
tbe decks ran into tbe steerage, drenching
everybody in that part ot the vessel. The
saloon passengers were greatly alarmed,
but beyond being kept below during the
storm, tbey were not Inconvenienced.
Biggest Ship Afloat.
London, Aug. 31. The Dally News
prints a Berlin dispatch saying tbat the
from tho Darlands, or Belfast, a twin
screw steamer ot 20,000 tons, which will
be the largest In tbe world.
Stray Shot Hit Her.
Tbe Anrfcostta police are Investigating
the shooting on last Wednesday of Mrs.
Casker, wbo lives near the river. She was
struck'tn the face by a shot that evdlently
come from some careless hunter along tbe
Bore. She sustained only slight injury.
HE MORNING TIMES liter
ally goes everywhere in Wash
ingtonit penetrates into every
nook and corner of this great city.
Those who have eyes to see daily
observe in the morning street
cars the great number of TIMES
readers on the suburban trains
THE TIMES is ever the most
popular the most widely-read.
Who are these people who read
THE TIMES? They are the
money - earners the money -spenders
the backbone of the
commercial life and' trade of this
city. The announcements of the
leading business houses appear
conspicuously iri the columns of
THE TIMES, a strong proof of
the widespread circulation of
The Cost of a Train.
At the time when the first open court of
law was established in Russia a lady,
dressed with the utmost elegance, was walk
ing on the Moscow promenade, leaning
upon her husbnad's arm and letting tbe long
tram of her rich dress sweep tbe dirt of tbe
A young officer, coming hastily from a
side street, was so careless as to catch one
of his spurs lu tbe lady's train, and In an
instant a great piece was torn out of the
cotly but frail material of tbo dress.
"I beg a thousand pardons, rnadame,"
said the officer with a polite bow, and then
was about passing on, when he was detained
by tbe lady's husband.
"You have Insulted my wife."
"Nothing was further from my intention,
sir. Your wife's long dress is to blame for
tbe accident, which I sincerely regret, and
I beg you once more to receive my apolo
gies for any carelessness on my part."
Thereupon be attempted to hasten on.
"You shall not escape so," said the lady.
"To-day Is the first time I nave worn this
dress, and It cost 200 rubles, which you must
"My dear madame, I beg you not to de
tain me. I am obliged to go on duty at once.
As lo the 00 rubles, I really cannot help
tbe length of yourdress, yetl beg your par
don for not bavlng been more cautious."
"You shall not stir, sir. That you are
obliged to go on duty Is nothing to us. My
wife Is right; tbe dress must be made good."
Tbe officer's face grew pale.
"You force me to break through the rules
ot the service and I shall receive punish
ment." "Pay the 200 rubles and you arefree."
The quickly changing color in tbe young
luan'sface betrayed how inwardly disturbed
be was, but, stepping close up to thcniboth-,
be said, with apparent self-command:
"You will renounce your claim when I tell
you that lama pool man , who has nothing
to live on but his officer's pay, and the
amount of that pay hardly reaches the sum
ot 200 rubles In a whole year. lean, there
fore, make no amends for tbe misfortune
except by again begging your pardon."
"Ob, nnybodycould sayallthat, but well
see it it's true; we'll find out if you have
nothing but your pay. I declare myself not
satisfied with your excuses, and I demand
my money," persisted the lady, in tbe hard
voice of a thoroughly unfeeling woman.
"That is true you are rlghtl"thehus band
added, dutifully supporting her. "By good
luck, we have the open court no w in session.
Go with us before tbejudge and he willdc
clde the matter."
All protestations on the officer's part that
he was poor, was expected on duty, and so
forth, did not help matters. Toavoidanopen
scene he went with them to the court-roomy
where tbe gallery was densely packed with
a crowd ot people.
After waiting some time tbe Tady had
leave to bring her complaint.
"What have you to answer to this?" said
the Judge, turning to theofficer, whosecnied
embarrassed, and half in despair.
"On tbe whole, very little. As tbe late
ness of tbe hour and being required on duty
compelled me to hurry, I did not notice this
lady's train, which was dragging on the
ground. I caught one ot my spurs In It and
would not receive ray excuses, but perhaps
now sbe may find herself more disposed to
forgiveness when Iagaindeclarethatlcom
mltted this awkward blunder without any
mischievous Intention, and I earnestly beg
that she will pardon me."
A murmur ran through the gallery, evi
dently from tbe people taking sides with tho
defendant and against long trains In general
and this lady lnparticular.
The Judge called to order and asked: "Are
you satisfied with the defendant's explana
tions?" "Not at all satisfied. I demand 200 rubles
for my torn dress."
"Defendant, will you pay this sum?"
"I would have paid It long before this had
I been in a position to do so. Unfortunately
I am poor. My salary as an officer Is all that
I have to live on."
"You bear, complainant, that the defend
ant Is not able to pay the sum you demand
of him. Do you still wish the complaint to
"I wish it to stand. The law shall give
me my rights."
There ran through the rows of people a
murmur of indignation tbat sounded like a
rushing of water.
"Consider, complainant, the consequence
ot yonr demand. Tbe defendant can be
punished only through being deprived of
bis personal liberty, and by that you can
obtain no satisfaction; while to the de
fendant it might prove the greatest injury
In bis rank and position as an officer who
Is poor and dependentupon bis pay. Do yoa
still Insist upon your complaint?"
"I still insist upon it."
The course the aCfair was taking seemed
to have become- painful to the lady's hus
band. He spoke with his wife urgently,
but without effect. The Judge was going
on to furtberciinsideratlon ot the case when
a loud voice was beard from the audience:
"I will place the 200 rubles at the service
of the defendant."
Daring the silence which followed a gen
tleman forced his way through tbe croud
and placed himself at the young officer's
'Sir, I am the Prince W., and beg yoa
will accept tbe loan of the 200 rubles In
"Prince, I am not worthy ot your kind
ness, for I don't know it I shall ever be
able to pay tbe loan," answered tbe officer
in a voice tremulous with emotion.
"Take the money at all events- I can
wait until you are able to return It." There
upon tbe prince held out two notes of 100
rubles each, and coming close to him, whis
pered a few words very softly. There was
a sudden lighting up in the officer's face.
He Immediately took the two notes, and
turning to tbe lady, banded them toher with
a polite bow.
"I hope, madame, you are satisfied."
With a malicious smile, she reached out
her hand for the money.
"Yes; now I am satisfied."
With a scornful glance over the crowd of
spectators, sbe prepared to leave tbe room
on ber husband's arm.
"Stop, madame," said tbe officer, wbo
bad suddenly become like another man.
"What do you wantr said the lady,
casting a look upon blm as insultingly as
"I want my dress, be answered, with
a slight but still perfectly polite bow.
"Give me your address and I will send it
"Oh, no, my dear madame; I am In the
habit of taking my purchases with me at
once. Favor me with the dress Imme
diately." A sbout of approbation came from the
"Order!" cried tbe Judge.
"What an insane. demand!" said tbe
husband. "My wife cannot undress her
"I have nothing to do with ynu in this
matter, sir, but only with tbe complainant.
Be so good as to give me the dress Imme
diately, madame. My affairs are urgent."
The pleasure of the audience at tbe ex
pense of tbe lady Increased with every
"Do not Jest any more about it. I will
hurry and send you the dress as soon as pos
sible." "I am not Jesting. I demand from the
tbe dress," said the officer, raising bis
The Judge, thus appealed to, decided
"The officer is right, madame. You are
obliged to band him over the dress on the
"I can't undress myself here before all
these people and go home without any dress
on, "said the young woman, withanceraud
"You should have thought of that sooner
Now yoa have no time to lose. Either give
up the dress ot your own accord or "
A nod that could not be misinterpreted
brought to the lady's side two officers of
Justice, who seemed about to take upon
themselves tbe office of my lady's maid.
"Take your money back and leave me my
"Oh, no, madame; that dress is no wworth
more than 200 rubles to me."
"How much do jou ask for It?"
"Two thousand rubles," said the officer,
"I win pay the sum," the weeping lady's
husband responded, promptly. "I have here
500 rubles. Give me a pen aand paper and
I will write an order upon my banker for
the remaining 1,500."
After he bad written thedraft the worthy
pair withdrew amid lusses from tbe au
dience. Troy Times; translaation from Ihr
Audience Had Jo no Nice.
Daniel Fribee, once a newspaper man,
now nn actor, tells tbe 8an Francirco Call:
At one little place called West Union, In
Iowa, we bad the oddest experience I have
yet met with. We played in a ball thirty feet
underground tbat bad formerly been two
saloons, tbe stage being composed of dining
tables. Though the theater was packed
with people, we might have been playing
to wax figures for all the interest they ex
hibited In tbe play. There was not one
laugh or sign of applause from tbe be
ginning to tfce end of tbe performance. We
noticed a man going up and down tbe aisles,
but did not pay much attention to blm until
be came behind the scenes after the show
and was Introduced as tbe proprietor of
the theater the ex-saloon-keepcr.
"Pretty nice lot of an ucdience," he re
marked to me with tbe pride of ownership.
"Yes, quite a lady-like one," I anewercd,
"very gentle and timid."
"They've got to be. I walk up and down
tbe aisles with a club and If I tee anyone
making a noise I tbrow bim out."
And tbat accounted for the silence. The
people stood in rucb awe of the raloon
kcepcr tbat tbey did not dare to imile.
1 If a luckless wigbt smiles it Lever smile
"And it really is true that Helty's bus
band keeps a gambling den? How could
she marry such a man?"
"It is awful; but Hetty says It is such a
comfort to know where hespcnds'hls evenr
Ings." Boston Transcript.
Tommy Paw, what is an egotist?
Mr. Flgg He is a man who thinks he
issmarter than any one else.
Mrs. Flgg My dear, you have that
wrong. The egotist Is the man who says
he is smarter than any one else. All met
think that way. Indianapolis Journal,'
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